Looking for something good and geeky to watch? Here are this week's notable DVD and Blu-ray releases:
Star Trek(DVD & Blu-ray)
J.J. Abrams' great Star Trek flick did the impossible by rebooting and recharging the classic franchise for a new generation. It also pleased most OG Trekkers with its great performances, brisk storytelling, and callbacks to the original series.The DVD and Blu-ray discs are loaded with more bonus material than fans could ask for, and the HD film transfer looks amazing. Now the only problem is deciding where to buy the thing. Luckily, our own Erik Davis already posted about the 400 different retail promotional releases available at various stores, so I don't have to sort them all out here.
And while you're out deciding which set to pick up, you'll probably run into two more brand new Trek DVD releases, The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series (Vol. 2) andThe Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation (Vol. 2). And if that isn't enough for you ....
This clever and satisfying Trek spoof finally arrives on Blu-ray with some tempting special features (and an even more tempting $20 price tag at some online retailers).
More new DVD releases after the jump.
Farscape: The Complete Series(DVD)
This insane space muppet-packed show was far better than it had any right to be. Catch all 88 episodes plus 15 hours of bonus material on 26 discs.
Oldboy director Chan-wook Park delivers the gruesome thrills in a vampire pic that's alternately engrossing and plodding.
Franklyn (DVD & Blu-ray)
Sam Riley, Eva Green and Ryan Phillippe star in a British sci-fi flick that looks like a glossy cross between Darmkan, Vfor Vendetta, and Dark City.
Moonshot(DVD & Blu-ray)
This dramatic account of the Apollo 11 moon landing features original NASA mission footage and Buffy's James Marters as Buzz Aldrin.
I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle(DVD)
From the trailer: "Most motorcycles run on gasoline. This is a bad motorcycle. It runs on blood!" Star Wars' Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) trots out the holy water as a wacko priest trying to stop a bloodthirsty British motorbike. Don't believe me? Here's the proof.