Looking for something good and geeky to watch? Check out this week's notable sci-fi DVD and Blu-ray releases:
Moon (DVD and Blu-ray)
Leading man Sam Rockwell and director Duncan Jones lit up the festival circuit with this smart, satisfying and suspenseful film about a lonely man who encounters a most unusual problem while working on the moon. I don't want to give anything away for those who haven't seen it. I'll just say that Moon is a must-see for sci-fi fans who care about character, ideas and plot and less about showy special effects and gadgetry. The DVD features a short film by Jones, plus commentary from the director and producer Stuart Fenegan.
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (DVD)
Director Mamoru Oshii revamps his groundbreaking and influential 1995 anime with more sophisticated CGI and a brand new soundtrack. Fan reaction was mixed when GIT 2.0 was released in Japan and in the UK. Most GIT devotees dubbed it an interesting but ultimately inessential update.
Transformers: Season 2, Volume 2, 25th Anniversary Edition (DVD)
For those who couldn't pony up for the Matrix of Leadership full series set, Hasbro is releasing the 25th anniversary editions of the classic "G1" series in parts. (Now you can assemble 'em like you did with Devastator when you were a kid.) The second volume of season two features the fan-favorite "Vector Sigma" saga that gave us the Stunticons and the Aerialbots.