Watch these DVDs (and Blu-rays) today

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J.J. Abrams’ (Lost) Star Trek: Into Darkness left some audiences divided, but in his review, Alex Rose found the flick to be “undeniably compelling” and said that Abrams had “managed to make Star Trek feel new (all over again).” You can decide for yourself in the cozy comfort of your own home.

There’s a pretty stellar selection of TV shows hittin’ the shelves today. You can grab the sixth season of The Big Bang Theory, which due to the amount of reruns that play regularly, kind of surprised me — surely they’d be onto season 15. You’ll have just enough time to catch up before the seventh season starts on Sept. 26 with a double episode.

You can also grab season eight of Supernatural, which takes place once Dean (Jensen Ackles) returns from purgatory after spending a year trapped there. (Season nine starts on Oct. 8.)

And season eight of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which I personally highly recommend. Season nine already started on Sept. 4, but you could always do a marathon before episode 2 airs tomorrow. Just a suggestion.

Getting the Criterion treatment is Edouard Molinaro’s 1978 film adaptation of Jean Poiret’s play La Cage aux Folles. Just like its American incarnation The Birdcage, it tells the tale of a gay couple who run a drag nightclub trying to play nice for their son’s fiancée and her conservative parents.

Also being re-released by Criterion is Martin Ritt’s adaptation of John le Carré’s 1963 novel The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, about a British agent going undercover in an East German communist group.

You can also pick up a copy of Kurt Neumann’s The Fly from 1958 (not the Cronenberg version), written by James Clavell (The Great Escape) and based on the George Langelaan short story of the same name. A scientist has a horrific accident when trying to create a teleportation device.

Dazed and Confused isn’t the only cult classic turning 20 this year. The Nightmare Before Christmas welcomes this milestone with the release of a 20th anniversary edition of the flick including loads of interviews and extras.

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