DVD Day: October 2nd, 2012


? The Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition

Honestly, there have been so many Princess Bride DVDs and Blu-rays that I have no idea what’s new in this release other than a two-part documentary/retrospective, so you might want to do some research before you decide to upgrade.
? Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection

Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon, all on Blu-ray in one beautiful, extras-laden set. 
On Blu-ray, for you Disney nerds out there. Warning — the Limited Edition contains the “Cinderella trilogy” which means you have to take Disney’s two crapped-out straight-to-DVD sequels, too.
Some people have told me this movie has some moments, but man, all those previews and trailers looked so dire I can’t imagine it being anything other than horrible, even if you liked the original Dark Shadows TV series. Thoughts from the peanut gallery?
An odd assortment of 16 episodes.
That “Moon Nazis attack Earth” movie I never really covered. Mainly because I saw the first movie these guys did, a Trek parody named Star Wreck, and it was so terrible I just knew Iron Sky was not going to live up to its premise.
On Blu-ray, finally.
I’m pretty sure in this case “25th Anniversary Edition” solely means “We put it on Blu-ray.”
More like Season Only, Book Last, am I right? Oh, I just made myself sad.

? Retro Game Master: The Game Center CX Collection

14 episodes of the crazy Japanese game show based on retro videogames.

Contains 26 episodes on three DVDs.

A Hammer Horror starring Christopher Lee as a modern (i.e., 1973) Dracula. This “special edition” comes with a “music inspired by the movie” CD, which is almost certainly terrible, but it’s nice to have Satanic Rites available in DVD again anyways.