DVD Picks and News

This week, I’m including some of the forthcoming DVD
product announcements (primarily TV releases) along
with the list of interesting titles coming on August
24.

This week’s genre releases include:

This week’s non-genre releases include:

  • I
    Vitelloni
    : This is a Criterion Collection
    release. I’ve never seen a Criterion Collection
    release I’ve been unhappy with. They’re also the
    only releases that have completely transparent layer
    changes on my DVD players.

Most of the upcoming DVD product news is TV product,
because those are the article I get mailed to me
courtesy of TV
Shows on DVD
. This week saw additional extras
listed for the upcoming Looney
Tunes: The Golden Collection Vol. 2
due November
2, the third season of Smallville is due on
November 16, the fifth season of Angel is
due some time in February 2005, the second
season of Quantum Leap
has been delayed from
October 26 to December 14, the first season of
Tru Calling is due November 30, the seventh
season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is due
November 16, the extras due on the second season of
Land of the Lost have been revealed for its
September 28 release date, the fifth
season of Xena
will be out on October 19, the first
season of Gargoyles
is due on December 7, and the
second season of Forever Knight is due on
January 4, 2005 despite some miserable sales of the
first season
.

Next week doesn’t look all that interesting, either,
but looking ahead to September 7 shows a completely
different story.

5 replies on “DVD Picks and News”

  1. Mr. Vapor says:

    Biscuits! This is your DVD pick of the week, from the mysterious future
    A friend of mine picked up volume 2 of Invader Zim! last week at Best Buy,
    even though it’s not going to be officially released until Aug 31st; and, as far
    as I know, he didn’t create a disturbance in the space-time Continuum to get
    it.

    Boy, that second Zim volume gets weirder and weirder. I just got done with
    the
    Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom episode, and that can’t be
    appropriate for children. I can no longer fault Nickelodeon for canceling the
    series, at least not in the way that I fault Fox for canceling Futurama, Family
    Guy, and Firefly, All shows that where great, had great potential, and killed
    before their time. Invader Zim! is still a great show, and I find it hi-larious.
    But Nick has to produce television for children, and I can see how they where
    getting worried.

    (oh, and Futurama volume 4, I’m gonna get that one, and its gonna kick ass!
    I’ve seen this one in stores already at wally-world.)

    • starbreeze says:

      Re: Biscuits! This is your DVD pick of the week, from the mysterious future
      woah woah woah woah. are you positive? i’m about the biggest zim fan there is… i NEED volume 2. i preordered it on amazon ages ago, because best buy *never* seems to have anything on its actual release date.

      A friend of mine picked up volume 2 of Invader Zim! last week at Best Buy,
      even though it’s not going to be officially released until Aug 31st; and, as far
      as I know, he didn’t create a disturbance in the space-time Continuum to get
      it.

      • Mr. Vapor says:

        Re: Biscuits! This is your DVD pick of the week, from the mysterious future

        woah woah woah woah. are you positive? i’m about the biggest zim fan there
        is… i NEED volume 2. i preordered it on amazon ages ago, because best buy
        *never* seems to have anything on its actual release date.

        Abso-fraggin-lutely. Just watched a few more this afternoon. My friend
        picked it up a couple of days ago at the Wausau (Wisconsin) Best Buy, of
        course, it doesn’t mean that it’ll be everywhere. Results may vary, Believe at
        your own risk, not responsible for lost items.

  2. chad says:

    Kolchak
    I vaguely remember the TV series–watched it as a kid and really enjoyed the show. Recently saw some episodes on the scifi channel and still enjoyed it. Didn’t know there were two movies prior to the series, though. The DVD has the two movies.

    The comments at the amazon.com link talk about how this show was an inspiration for the X-files, as well as how the actor from Kolchak, Darren McGavin, has had a recurring bit part in the X-files.

    Does anyone know approximately how many episodes were filmed for the TV series?

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Kolchak

      Does anyone know approximately how many episodes were
      filmed for the TV series?

      20 episodes, not counting the movies, according to EpGuides.com.

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