It’s a slow week for new animated home video releases, making it an ideal week to check out some classics — both retro and modern.
On the retro end is the new set Mr. Magoo: The Theatrical Collection (Shout! Factory, $34.93). This four-disc set includes for the first time on DVD all 53 theatrical Mr. Magoo cartoons, including 12 cartoons in anamorphic widescreen for the first time, and the feature film 1001 Arabian Nights.
The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete Series (Sony, $45.99 Blu-ray), a four-disc set collecting the popular, albeit short-lived, series starring everyone’s favorite Marvel web-slinger.
Meanwhile, Ben 10 & Friends (Warner Bros., $9.97) offers an inexpensive collection of the popular series.
And for the anime fan, there’s Eureka Seven: Part 1 (FUNimation, $34.98 DVD, $44.98 Blu-ray, $49.98 Blu-ray limited edition), Eureka Seven: Part 2 (FUNimation, $34.98 DVD, $44.98 Blu-ray) and Eureka Seven: The Movie (FUNimation, $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray). For those unfamiliar with Eureka Seven, it tells the story of Renton Thurston and the outlaw group Gekkostate, following his relationship with the enigmatic mecha pilot Eureka and the mystery of the Coralians.