DVD/BD Release List – 4/26/11

DVD/BD Release List – 4/26/11

The BBC/Discovery nature-doc factory continues to pump out a high-quality product with Human Planet, a mini-series that considers the junctures where man and nature intersect. Carved into easily digestible vignettes, Human Planet is dramatic and awe-inspiring and as worthy of a look as anything else on this week’s list. And that’s saying something, because there’s a lot to like this week. Criterion’s superb edition of Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas comes to Blu-ray, as does a magnificent Criterion Blu-ray of Blow Out (complete with an hourlong Brian De Palma interview conducted by Noah Baumbach, a 30-minute chat with the always-delightful Nancy Allen, and the entirety of De Palma’s very weird debut feature Murder A La Mod). Also new to Blu-ray: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ‘70s midnight movie classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain, and the excellent early ‘60s Bob Dylan docs Don’t Look Back and The Other Side Of The Mirror. Finally, once music buffs have digested the Dylanalia, there’s the second season of the Elvis Costello talk show Spectacle to get to, noteworthy for its two-part Bruce Springsteen interview.

American Experience: The Stonewall Uprising
PBS, $24.99

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Vol. 1
Walt Disney, $19.99

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Vol. 2
Walt Disney, $19.99

Betty Blue
Cinema Libre Blu-ray, $29.95

Blood Out
Lionsgate, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.99

Blow Out
Criterion, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.95

Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back
Docurama Blu-ray, $39.95

Bunny And The Bull
MPI, $24.98

Daylight
Universal Blu-ray, $26.98

Demob
Acorn, $39.99

Dinoshark
Anchor Bay, $19.97; Blu-ray, $24.97

El Topo
Anchor Bay Blu-ray, $34.98

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Criterion Blu-ray, $39.95

Growing Pains: The Complete Second Season
Warner, $29.98

The Holy Mountain
Anchor Bay Blu-ray, $34.98

Human Planet: The Complete Series
BBC Warner, $39.98; Blu-ray, $49.98

Jolene
E1, $24.98; Blu-ray, $24.98

Looking For Fidel
Cinema Libre, $19.95

Lucky
Docurama, $29.95

The Lucy Show: The Official Fourth Season
Paramount, $42.99

Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood
Warner, $39.98

Mongolian Death Worm
Lionsgate, $26.98

Nova: Making Stuff
PBS, $29.99; Blu-ray, $34.99

The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965
Sony Legacy Blu-ray, $24.98

The President’s Book Of Secrets
A&E, $19.95

The Scent Of Green Papaya
Lorber, $24.95; Blu-ray, $29.95

Sniper: Reloaded
Sony, $24.96; Blu-ray, $30.95

South Park: The Complete Fourteenth Season
Comedy Central, $54.99; Blu-ray, $57.99

Spectacle - Elvis Costello With…: Season Two
Video Music, $29.95

Stan Lee’s Superhumans: Season One
A&E, $19.95

Student Services
MPI, $24.98

Summer Eleven
Image, $27.97

Testees: The Complete Series
E1, $24.98

3 Idiots
20th Century Fox, $22.98

Upstairs Downstairs
BBC Warner, $34.98

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