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I am – Hercules!!



We delay discussion of this week’s releases for what I regard as the big hi-def Comic Con weekend news – specifically the announcement that Warner Bros. would on Nov. 15 begin issuing Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Marvin Martian, Foghorn Leghorn, Michigan J. Frog and the Dover Boys on Blu-ray via The Looney Tunes Platinum Collections. I have been waiting for this announcement almost as long as I have been waiting for an announcement of a machine that would allow me to record high definition HBO, AMC and FX programming on Blu-ray discs the way I can record standard definition programming on DVDs.

Some of what you get for $41.99, according to Cartoon Brew:

50 classic cartoons in high definition:

Disc #1 includes:
Hare Tonic
Baseball Bugs
Buccaneer Bunny
The Old Grey Hare
Rabbit Hood
8 Ball Bunny
Rabbit of Seville
What’s Opera Doc?
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery
A Pest In The House
The Scarlet Pumpernickle
Duck Amuck
Robin Hood Daffy
Baby Bottleneck
Kitty Kornered
Scardy Cat
Porky Chops
Old Glory
A Tale Of Two Kitties
Tweetie Pie
Fast And Furry-ous
Beep Beep
Lovelorn Leghorn
For Scent-I-Mental Reasons and
Speedy Gonzales.

Disc #2 includesz:
One Froggy Evening
The Three Little Bops
I Love To Singa
Katnip Kollege
The Dover Boys
From A To ZZZZ
Chow Hound
Feed The Kitty
Hasty Hare
Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century
Hareway To The Stars
Mad As A Mars Hare
Devil May Hare
Bedevilled Rabbit
Ducking The Devil
Bill Of Hare
Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare
Bewitched Bunny
Broomstick Bunny and
several others to be announced.

Bonus material includes several Behind-The-Toons pieces and Chuck Jones documentaries, numerous bonus cartoons including Chuck Jones’ FDR re-election film, Hell Bent For Election (1942), a rare Air Force re-enlistment film, A Hitch In Time (1955), and Ken Mundie’s expressionist anti-war animated short, The Door (1967) – plus two all-new documentaries on Marvin The Martian and The Tasmanian Devil.

Additionally, the collection comes in a sturdy plastic box, which will include a 52 page booklet, a commemorative magnet and mini collectible drinking glass.

The Warner cartoons are for me the funniest ever forged; I am very excited to see these in a resolution similar to what movie audiences saw in the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.


Nobody has to wait till November to get his hands on the Blu-ray version of “Justice League’s” second season. $27.99 gets you 26 HD episodes comprising 13 storylines. DC icons utilized this pre-Unlimited season include Dr. Fate, Solomon Grundy, Snapper Carr, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, The Joker, Vandal Savage, Amazo, Orion, Lightray, Highfather, Kalibak, Desaad, Darkseid, Firefly, Copperhead, Dr. Destiny, Brainiac, Despero, Doomsday, Poison Ivy, Parasite, Harley Quinn, the Royal Flush Gang, Clayface, Sinestro, Gorilla Grodd, Giganta, Deadshot, Kilowog, Katma Tui, Aquaman, Lobo, Metallo, Shade, Ultra-Humanite, Jimmy Olsen and Alfred Pennyworth.


Also new to Blu-ray today is Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series. $114.99 gets you five HD seasons at $23 per season.

Herc’s Popular Pricing Pantry

The excellent fourth season of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” $69.98 in April and $48.99 earlier this month, has momentarily fallen to an all-time low of $27.49!! (61% Off!!)

The excellent fourth season of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” $69.98 last year and $43.99 earlier this month, has momentarily fallen to an all-time low of $26.99!! (61% Off!!)

The third season of “Star Trek: Voyager,” $69.98 in April and $46.99 earlier this month, has momentarily fallen to an all-time low of $26.99!! (61% Off!!)

The Blu-ray version the fifth volume of “Futurama,” $39.99 last week, has momentarily fallen to an all-time low of $13.49!! (66% Off!!)

The Blu-ray version of the BBC’s “Galapagos,” $20.99 in March, $16.49 in April and $15.49 in June, has momentarily fallen to an all-time low of $9.99!! (66% Off!!)

The latter two seasons of the brilliant “Veronica Mars,” from the creator of “Cupid” and “Party Down,” are momentarily $17.99/Season!! (70% Off!!)

TV-on-Disc Calendar

Last Week
American Muscle Car: The Complete Series
California Dreams: Best Of
Doctor Who 6.x Vol. 1
Doctor Who 6.x Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)
Epitafios 2.x
Fun In Busytown
Get Along Gang: Best Of
The Girls Next Door 6.x
Hey Dude 1.x
The iCarly Collection
Kendra 1.x
The Littles: Complete Collection
Mandrake 1.x
Melrose Place 6.x Vol. 2
Melrose Place 6.x
Reggie Perrin Vol. 1
Simon & Simon: Best of 3.x
Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure
Top Gear U.S. 1.x
Torchwood: The Complete U.K. Series (Blu-ray)
Ultraman 1.x Vol. 2
Young Justice 1.x Vol. 1

This Week


The Bretts: The Complete Collection


Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe


Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (Blu-ray)


Conan The Adventurer 1.x


Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis: The Colgate Comedy Hour


Dennis The Menace 2.x


Here's Lucy: Best Of


Honeymooners: Best Of The Color Episodes


Honeymooners: Best Of The Lost Episodes


Jersey Shore 3.x


Justice League 2.x (Blu-ray)


Shaun The Sheep Vol. 10


Snapped 1.x


Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)


Supernatural Anime


Supernatural Anime (Blu-ray)


Wish Me Luck 3.x

Next Week
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Vol. 3
The Colony 2.x
Eastbound and Down 1.x (Blu-ray)
Eastbound and Down 2.x
Eastbound and Down 2.x (Blu-ray)


Everwood 4.x
Forensic Files: Conviction Overturned
Forensic Files: Crimes Of Passion
Forensic Files: Death By Poison
Forensic Files: Historic Cases
Forensic Files: Kidnapping Cases
Forensic Files: Medical Mysteries
Forensic Files: Serial Killers
Forensic Files: Sex Crimes

Garrow's Law 2.x
Hell's Kitchen 5.x
Hell's Kitchen 5.x (Blu-ray)
McMillan 6.x


Mystery Science Theatre XXI
Pie In The Sky 5.x
Samantha Brown's Passport to Great Weekends Vol. 3
The Super Hero Squad Show: The Infinity Gauntlet Vol. 1
United States of Tara 3.x
United States of Tara: 3-Season Pack

August 9
Bizarre: Best of 1.x-5.x
Bizarre: Best of 6.x-10.x
Doctor Who: Paradise Towers
Doctor Who: The Sun Makers
Hey Arnold 1.x
M.A.S.K. Vol. 1
M.A.S.K.: The Complete Series


Secret Diary of a Call Girl 4.x
Top Gear 16.x
Webster 3.x

August 16
Batman: The Brave And The Bold 2.x Vol. 1
Dexter 5.x


Dexter 5.x (Blu-ray)
Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Brain That Wouldn't Die
Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Terror/Eegah
Fanboy and Chum Chum: Brain Freeze
Gavin & Stacey 3.x
Gavin & Stacey: The Complete Series
Outcasts 1.x
Outcasts 1.x (Blu-ray)
Paranormal State 5.x
Spin City 5.x
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 9.x
Voltron: The Legend Begins

August 23
Angry Beavers 1.x/2.x
Brothers & Sisters 5.x


The Event: The Complete Series
Garfield: Spooky Tales
Gossip Girl 4.x


Gossip Girl 4.x (Blu-ray)
NCIS 8.x


NCIS 8-Season Pack
Off The Map: The Complete Series
Prime Suspect 1.x
Prime Suspect 2.x
Shark Men 2.x
Upstairs Downstairs 4.x

August 30

Readers Talkback
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  • July 26, 2011, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Is Veronica Mars any good?

    by AsimovLives

  • July 26, 2011, 8 a.m. CST

    LT: Platinum Collection!!!!


    Now I must see if they are cannibalizing the Golden Collection. Plus bring on the Censored 11!! Come to me, O racist toons!

  • July 26, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST



    So far--most of those LTs have been released before.. will you never learn WB?

  • July 26, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Good news everyone!

    by Jubba

    Thanks for the futurama heads-up!

  • July 26, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    The Event: Season 1

    by Philbert

    Ahahahahahaha. That show blew.

  • July 26, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Bloody hell, i was first?

    by AsimovLives

    That's, like,the 3rd time with me, i believe. Third time champion. It's all downhill from here.

  • July 26, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    The Colored Honeymooners

    by gk1

    ...i taught i taw it...i DID I DID

  • July 26, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Yep, I'll finally be picked up Futurama on Blu

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Now, can we finally get Bender's Big Score and The Beast With A Billion Backs on Blu?

  • July 26, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    CONAN Cartoon!!!!!!

    by George Newman

    Allright! That one brings me back.

  • July 26, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Veronica Mars Good?

    by arzbest

    Best. Show. Ever. Buy it. You won't regret it.

  • July 27, 2011, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Futurama in Blu is wonderful.

    by SmokingRobot

    That format was made for cartoons.

  • July 27, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST

    re: The Ultimate Matrix set...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Reloaded and Revolutions suck ass. The first film is the only one worth owning. Those sequels were a bigger mistake than The Godfather Part III.

  • July 27, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    bluray bunny? Seriously?

    by abe

    Who needs it? Have you actually watched the existing DVD material on a PS3? Can't get much better than that. Traditional animation is meant to be watched a little "fuzzy" anyway. People keep falling for the marketing buzz.

  • July 27, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Hope for a Tex Avery Collection blu-ray uncensored

    by Gorgomel

    I want Swing Shit Cinderella and What's Buzzin Buzzard in 1080P. Two of the funniest cartoon I've ever seen!

  • July 27, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Awesome timing on The Matrix collection

    by static007

    I just finished my blog on about the trilogy, check it out:

  • July 27, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Netflix streaming has Mad Men

    by Stabby

    Maybe I'll finally check out what all the fuss is about.

  • July 27, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Damn, I'm going to buy Ultimate Matrix, aren't I?

    by Stabby

    And I must be the only one who actually liked the two sequels.

  • July 27, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Why haven't the Star Trek series dropped in price significantly?

    by gruntybear

    Most of the series are still at their ridiculous near $70 per season costs. I just know as soon as I break down and actually buy that "Voyager" set, it'll suddenly drop down in price by $150.

  • July 27, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    House, M.D. is $14.99 a season at Target

    by SmokingRobot

    Good, because I finished season 3 (for the second time) last night.

  • July 27, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    You aren't the only one, stabby...

    by googamooga

    I've been looking for a reason to pick up II & III for a while now. Now I'll get all three for a little more than what I paid for the first one alone a while back.

  • July 27, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Star Trek seasons never get discounted...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...because Paramount knows obsessed Trekkies will pay ANY absurd price for them.

  • July 28, 2011, 3:39 a.m. CST


    by Warren

    AICN is awesome, I mean you folks do a really good job at keeping up with everything out there in the world of film, you could do without CAPONE, but hey even retards were allowed to hang out with JESUS. I just don’t know what to say I mean I’m just in awe of everything you do. If I was a hot female I would literally suck all of your small cocks. Or if you are all gay, I know one of you are I would at least give you a hand job. The one thing I really want you folks to do is get more info on THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, get all commando with that shit and get onto the lot or location they are shooting and post those naked BALE pictures, dam he is so hot. Well I can at least say I hate twilight, does that do anything for anyone who hates this talkback. Also hate Michael Bay as well, so please I hope I’m on your good side when all my crazy gay fans read this. I should stay on the topic of film though since this is actually a website about films, I sometimes forgot what I was talking about, you know, just forget, like that movie memento. The other day I was walking down the street and I saw black dude with a sack of weed, I bought it and went home to smoke, but it turned out to be grass, actual grass. What the fuck was that guys problem, or what was wrong with my eyesight to be exact. I just saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part 2 last week, it was good up until the end. I thought they were all going to start fucking and making out with Dumbledore. You know like Harry starts sucking off Dumbledore’s cock cause he’s gay, and then Ron shows up to fuck Harry in the ass, that way Dumbledore and Ron have a Potter sandwich! Though that’s not how it ended, it ended with a creepy 19 years epilogue. I mean for real, I think all of you would have preferred that ending. I was forced to go see two Justin Timberlake movies last month, Bad Teacher and Friends With Benefits! I really think he needs to stop acting just because he was only good in the social network and that was because he was playing a faggot! I also heard Lady GAGA has a vagina, I would love to play pen the penis with her someday. You know some people say JEWS run Hollywood, I think they got that confused with Israeli. The only thing I see in California is a bad time and AIDS! So it surely cant be them. Did you know my favorite movie was Sin City, I say was because Robert Rodriguez hasn’t made a decent movie sense. I used to listen to U2 until I found out BONO was protestant. FUCK the English I say! The only good thing to come from there was The Sex Pistols! I think I figured out why Amy Wine-house died last week, she woke up and realized she was English! I love my jibber jabber! I also tuck my dick in-between my legs while I look into the mirror while THE SMITHS play! They say NETFLIX is going to take over home rentals, I say bullshit, not until they at least carry porn. You know they say JESUS saves, I say he turns you GAY! This is what happens when you run out of drugs, you get on here and ramble! Anyone like OUTKAST, they need to put out another album before this decade ends! Yesterday I was on the toilet and was shitting blood, I then got a cup and drank the blood from the toilet. I said yum so I made my sister put her period in a cup, then I put a few cubes of ice in it and went AHH! I then became a VAMPIRE and asked TIM BURTON if I could be in DARK SHADOWS, he said NO! Yet that was because I could actually act he told me, made me fill a little bit better! You know they say Stanley Kubrick was a genius but my dad called him a pervert! How do you take 20 years to make a soft core porn film? AT LAST WE WILL REVEAL OURSELFS TO THE AICN TALKBACK, AT LAST WE WILL HAVE REVENGE!

  • July 28, 2011, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Veronica Mars blu-ray please.

    by Volllllume3

    Fucking great show. Party Down was awesome too.

  • July 28, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Why Star Trek so expensive?

    by jim

    I believe Rodenberry's estate gets a hefty royalty from them and the only way to make it profitable for Paramount is to distribute them at a higher wholesale price than most TV dvd sets. Nasty in the Pasty is correct that fans will pay any price; Paramount knows they can still make money, despite a big licensing cost. Too bad the owners of WKRP in Cincinnati aren't as confident in that show's fanbase. I'd gladly pay Star Trek prices for that show's DVDs if they included all the original music.

  • July 28, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    a few years back

    by Mike

    a few years back, Herc posted a talkback for the Supernatural season finale, yet out of spite, disabled the talkback feature and gave us a link to The Zone which is terrible... now he wants us to buy supernatural dvds from him so he can take a cut...

  • July 28, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the Matrix heads up.

    by harosa

    Ordered it and received it today