This Week in DVD & Blu-ray is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD and Blu-ray releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s.

Please don’t take the commentary on the movies and TV shows too seriously, as they’re meant not to be reviews but rather previews that include the general thoughts and ramblings of a twice-committed DVD addict. The categories represent solely the author’s intentions towards the films at hand, and are in no way meant to be a reflection on what he thinks other people should rent or buy. So if he ends up putting a movie you like in the “Skip it” section without having seen it, please keep in mind that the time you could spend leaving a spiteful but ultimately futile comment could instead be used for more pleasant things in life. Like buying DVDs.

Buy It

Does the second season of Mad Men maintain the same level of excellence as the first? I have no idea, but that’s not going to stop me from buying it. While normally I’m not one to blind-buy DVDs, the first season of Mad Men was so thoroughly captivating in its depiction of ’60s society that I decided I’d be better off simply waiting until I could soak in all the episodes of the next season at my own pace. So with that I’ll throw the question over to you guys: how does Season 2 stack up to Season 1? Is it an improvement? A major departure? An utter disappointment? Share any and all thoughts in the comments below.
Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – 26 audio commentaries, a music sampler, Birth of an Independent Woman, An Era of Style, and Time Capsule – Historic Events of the 1960s.

Target Best Buy Fry’s
$32.99 $29.99
Amazon – $24.49

Target Best Buy Fry’s
$32.99 $29.99
Amazon – $30.99

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