Notable Home Video Releases for October 1st, 2013

By: Sean Sporman Email
By: Sean Sporman Email

Mermaids, Superheroes, Pets and Cavemen all team up on store shelves for this week's major releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.

These are some of the notable releases for October 1st, 2013 in Region 1 (North America) coming to retail on Blu-Ray and/or DVD:

The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition (Disney, Blu-Ray & DVD, Rated G) – It's one of the films credited for the “Disney Renaissance” of the 1980s and 1990s, The Little Mermaid. Released in 1989, this animated adaptation of the Hans Christien Anderson tale focuses on Ariel, a mermaid who dreams of becoming human. Featuring the voices of Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll and Rene Auberjonois, this latest release is also available in a 3D Blu-Ray edition.

The Croods (Dreamworks, Blu-Ray & DVD, Rated PG) – A more modern animated feature using computer graphics, The Croods stars the voices of Nicholas Cage, Emma Stone and Cloris Leachman. The movie features a family of cavemen who must find a new home after their cave is destroyed.

The Wizard of Oz: 75th Anniversary Edition (Warner Home Video, Blu-Ray & DVD, Rated G) – One of the most recognizable films of the 20th century celebrates another milestone with a new release. The classic tale starring Judy Garland, Bert Lahr and Ray Bolger follows Dorothy as she and her dog, Toto, are transported by a tornado into a magical world. This new anniversary edition is also available in a 3D Blu-Ray edition.

Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad: Volume 2 (Mill Creek Entertainment/Media DHX, DVD) – One of several shows inspired by the success of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, this mid-90s series starred Matthew Lawrence of Boy Meets World fame. Like Power Rangers, it adapted its fight footage from a Japanese-produced series, I n this case, Denkou Choujin Gridman. This release contains the last 25 episodes of the series.

Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills: The Complete Series (Mill Creek Entertainment/Media DHX, DVD) – Unlike Power Rangers or VR Troopers, this Power Rangers-esque series was completely produced in the US for the USA network in 1994 and 1995. Starring Leslie Danon and Richard Nason, this release includes all 40 episodes of the series.

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