Every Tuesday, all the newest home video releases are stocked on store shelves and mailed out from distribution centers. Some of these movies are instant classics or reissues of beloved favorites, but most of them are just crap put out to fill shelf space at Blockbuster, bewitching you with cover art that has higher production values than the movies encoded onto the discs. How are you supposed to know what's worth renting, and what should be avoided like seafood-flavored Calorie Mate?
Enter the weekly round-up of home video releases. Every Monday, we look at highlights of the current week's new movies, and offer a quick mini-review to let you know whether the latest releases are worth clicking that "Add to queue" button or, if you hate convenience, worth driving to the video store to get.
List compiled by VsRobot | Updated Infrequently
September 23, 2008: Mother of Tears, Sex and the City, more.
September 16, 2008: Go Speed Racer! Watch the television program Pushing Daisies or I'll cut you.
September 2, 2008: Itty Bitty Titty Committee was the most notable title released.
August 26, 2008: The Nightmare Before Christmas hits Blu-ray. I have a Nightmare Before Christmas tattoo, so I was a little psyched.
August 19, 2008: Dexter: Season Two and Street Kings were the most notable titles released for Add to Queue #52!! Not counting the forum-exclusive versions, that's a full year of movie releases covered by yours truly.
August 12, 2008: Cj7 and Smart People were the notable titles.
August 5, 2008: The Counterfeiters was the most notable title released.
July 29, 2008: This is the week I stopped separating Blu-ray and DVD, as nearly every notable title comes out day and date on the column's preferred format. Dark City and Doomsday were the most notable titles covered.
July 15, 2008: 21 and Spaced are the most notable new releases.
July 8, 2008: Batman: Gothic Kinght and The Ruins were the most notable releases.
July 1, 2008: City of Men and Drillbit Taylor were the most notable releases.
June 24, 2008: Persepolis came out. In Bruges shot in under the radar, but is fantastic and should have gotten more coverage.
June 17, 2008: Be Kind Rewind is our pick of the week.
June 10, 2008: 'John Adams, Jumper, and Funny Games'' were the notable releases.
June 3, 2008: Control is our pick of the week.
May 27, 2008: The Walker is our pick of the week. Rambo also come out and blew some shit up.
May 20, 2008: Diary of the Dead, Romero's newest entry in his long-running zombie series, is our pick. There was other films, nothing too hot, but some really choice Blu-ray releases.
May 12, 2008: Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection, a crass double-dip to exploit the newest films marketing cycle, was our pick of the week. I think that shows what a slow week it was. There were some good additions to the Blu-ray library, though.
May 6, 2008: Delirious, a semi-interesting Steve Buscemi vehicle, was our de facto pick in a rather underwhelming week. I'm pretty happy with the Star Wars: EU reference I snuck into the column, though.
April 29, 2008: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the story of a brilliant mind trapped in a paralyzed body, is the pick this week. The Golden Compass was also released. What a great book. What a mediocre film.
April 22, 2008: The Orphanage, a spooky ghost story, was my Pick this week. It easily edged outCloverfield for the honor. Other notable titles included Charlie Wilson's War and The Savages.
April 15, 2008: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is my Pick of the Week. I also had nice things to say about Juno, but not In The Name of the King or Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem. Plus tons more releases covered.
April 8, 2008: There Will Be Blood is my Pick of the Week. I tried a new format for the column: EPIC FAIL.
April 1, 2008: Sweeney Todd brings back the Pick of the Week segment with a vengeance!
March 25, 2008: No pick this week! A stunning development.
March 18, 2008: Battlestar Galactica was this week's Pick. Atonement was not, but could have been. Plus all the usual nonsense.
March 11, 2008: No Country For Old Men was this week's Pick. August Rush creeped me out. Plus a lot more.
March 5, 2008: Into The Wild was this week's Pick. Mr. Magorium's made me feel sad for Natalie Portman.
February 26, 2008: The Darjeeling Limited was this week's Pick. 30 Days of Night was also a notable release. HD DVD releases are no longer covered.
February 19, 2008: THE FORMAT WAR DIED THIS WEEK. Read for my full thoughts. Michael Clayton was this week's Pick, but there were enough good movies coming out to make that a difficult decision for me. Read for the full list.
February 12, 2008: Gone Baby Gone was this week's Pick. There was a follow-up to my The King of Kong thoughts, plus all the other new releases.
February 5, 2008: The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford was this week's Pick. The Add to Queue store debuted.
January 29, 2008: The King of Kong was this week's Pick. Rocket Science, Invasion, and a a bunch more, but really, you should have watched King of Kong.
January 22, 2008: The Hunting Party was this week's Pick. Saw IV, Game Plan, and a bunch of other movies schlepped onto shelves as well.
January 15, 2008: Extras: The Complete Series was a default Pick of the Week, seeing as how the other notable titles were Mr. Woodcock and Good Luck Chuck, but that's not to downplay it's obvious excellence.
January 8, 2008: 3:10 to Yuma was this week's pick. The execrable D-War also came out.
December 18, 2007: Blade Runner: Final Cut was an easy choice for our Pick. One of the best movies ever, released in one of the most comprehensive home video packages to date? The Simpsons Movie and Stardut were also notable.
December 11, 2007: Bourne Ultimatum was released on DVD, but not on Blu-ray, much to my chagrin. We also saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this week. Have to love these mid-December new release Tuesdays!
December 4, 2007: Superbad made it's triumphant home video debut this week. Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds Endlimped flaccidly behind.
November 27, 2007: Bender's Big Score, the first of the new Futurama movies, was released this week! It was much funnier than Hot Rod and Mr. Bean's Holiday, two other comedies that hit this week.
November 20, 2007: Rescue Dawn highlighted the releases for this week, which also included Live Free or Die Hard, Hairspray, and Angel A.
November 13, 2007: The rerelease of Princess Bride was our Pick this week, but sequel fetishists might be more interested in Shrek 3 or Ocean's 13.
November 6, 2007: Ratatouille was the easiest choice ever for Pick of the Week. A perfect complement was this week's release of the Pixar short films.
October 30, 2007: Daywatch was the pick this week, but it could just as easily been Spider-man 3, which is not nearly as bad as some people claim.
October 23, 2007: The Stanley Kubrick collection came out with definitive home video releases of a nice slice of the master's works.
October 16, 2007: Planet Terror came out and was chosen for Pick of the Week. It's a girl with a gun for a leg! How could I resist!
October 9, 2007: 28 Weeks Later might not have been as good as it's predecessor, but it was still worthy of being made the POTW.
October 2, 2007: Pick of the Week is Comedians of Comedy. Other notables include 1408 and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
September 25, 2007: Pick of the Week is Knocked Up. Other notables include Bug and Next.
September 18, 2007: Pick of the Week is Death Proof. Other notables include Bloodrayne 2, We Are Marshall, and the biggest Blu-ray and HD DVD week in the short history of the column.
September 11, 2007: Pick of the Week is the reissue of Face/Off. Other notables include DOA, From Beyond, and a lot more TV on DVD.
September 4, 2007: Pick of the Week is the onslaught of TV on DVD coming out for the fall. Other notables include Delta Farce and Georgia Rule.
August 28, 2007: Pick of the Week is the Iranian film Offside. Other notables include Blades of Glory andHeroes Season One.
August 21, 2007: Pick of the Week is Dexter Season One. Other notables include The Lives of Others, Perfect Stranger, and The Ex.
August 14, 2007: Pick of the Week is The Lookout. Other notables include Vacancy, Wild Hogs, Fracture, and Aqua Teen.
August 07, 2007: Pick of the Week is Rome, Season 2. Other notables include Disturbia, TMNT, and The Simpsons Season 10.