One of the three releases I'm covering this week is clearly non-essential, but the other two might send nostalgia and B-movie junkies running to the DVD store.
The Last Starfighter 25th Anniversary Edition (on DVD and Blu-ray)
Now you don't have to dig up that old VHS copy of this cult kids' adventure next time you feel like admiring young Alex Rogan's awesome "Death Blossom." The Last Starfighter was lost in the shuffle of 1984 summer blockbusters (Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Temple of Doom), but the film still has a lot to offer those looking for some wide- eyed '80s escapism and fun proto-CGI space fights. The Blu-ray version features an all-new doc about the history of the production featuring interviews with stars Lance Guest and Catherine Mary Stuart.
More of this week's DVD releases after the jump. a href="http://www.amazon.com/Death-Note-Change-Kenichi-Matsuyama/dp/B00287Z1CK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1250607364&sr=1-1">Death Note 3: L, Change the World
I've never seen the Death Note movies, but judging by the cover box this spinoff flick finds Robert Smith reforming The Cure with some appropriately grim-faced Japanese people. (In Japanese with subtitles.)
Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection
Sony offers three insane '50s and '60s-era B-monster movies from the Japanese studio and director responsible for the original Godzilla. The set includes The H-Man, Battle in Outer Space, and the original Mothra, the film's first official U.S. release. The set features the Japanese and English versions of each film. Further alienate your family by playing the commentary tracks by Japanese sci-fi historians.