Blu-ray Releases: November 15, 2011

Blu-rays and videogames have a lot in common and not just because PS Nation writes and talks about both. They share a similar strategy in trying to get their best releases out on store shelves with plenty of time to spare before the holidays.

Little Johnny and Suzie can then add said items to their ‘I want’ list before they have to turn the list over to Santa. This is their last chance and game/movie companies know it. So without further adieu, I present to you a mammoth list of new Blu-rays out this week.

The releases for November 12th include:

• Assassin’s Creed: Lineage (New Group)
• Beginners (Universal)
• Being Human: The Complete First Season (2011) (eOne)
• Bellflower (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
• The Big Lebowski (Non-Digibook) (Universal)
• Bleach The Movie: Fade to Black (Warner Brothers)
• Dreamworks Dragons (DreamWorks)
• Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn: 25th Anniversary Edition (Lionsgate)
• Farscape: Season 1 (A&E)
• Farscape: Season 2 (A&E)
• Farscape: Season 3 (A&E)
• Farscape: Season 4 (A&E)
• Farscape: The Complete Series (A&E)
• Flypaper (MPI)
• Gettysburg (Non-Digibook) (Warner Brothers)
• Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis (Kino)
• Gods and Generals: Extended Director’s Cut (Non-Digibook) (Warner Brothers)
• Griff the Invisible (Indomina Releasing)
• Infernal Affairs (Lionsgate)
• Larry Crowne (Universal)
• Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1 (Warner Brothers)
• Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1 – Ultimate Collector’s Edition (Warner Brothers)
• Main Street (Magnolia)
• Make the Yuletide Gay (TLA Releasing)
• My Fair Lady (Paramount)
• Ozzy Osbourne: God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (Eagle Rock)
• Pound of Flesh (Cult Epics)
• The Rules of the Game (1939) (Criterion)
• Santa Claus (1959) (VCI)
• Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World – 3D (Universal)
• Spy Kids: 3-Pack Giftset (Lionsgate)
• Three Colors Trilogy (Criterion)
• Tom Cruise Collection (Paramount)
• The Treasure Hunter (FUNimation)
• The Ultimate Gift (20th Century Fox)
• Vietnam in HD (A & E)
• West Side Story (2-Disc Collector’s Edition) (20th Century Fox)
• West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition Limited Edition Collector’s Set (20th Century Fox)
• WWII in HD: Collector’s Edition (A&E)

Of course the holidays aren’t just about little Johnny and Suzie. We as ‘big kids’ also get a chance to make wish lists of our own or skip the entire process and buy what we want outright. Regardless of where you fall, there’s a ton to choose from this week.

Since I already own fifteen versions of Evil Dead 2 (slight exaggeration) and since I previously picked up the Big Lebowski on Blu-ray, my pick of the week is the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: Volume 1. Most of the cartoons in this collection have been released previously on DVD, but I’ve yet to purchase any of the DVD’s so I’ll start here instead. The Platinum Collection includes 50 classic cartoons and a ton of bonus features. If you’re holding out for the entire collection, you’ll have to continue waiting. While you wait I’ll be enjoying some of the best cartoons ever made.

That’s All Folks.

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