This is a selection of the August 31 DVD releases
that interest me, as well as some noteworthy DVD
release news for upcoming releases.

First, the release news. The TV-on-DVD announcements
this week, as gleaned from TV Shows on DVD,
include news that The Bionic Woman will be
available before the year is out. December 7 is going
to be an expensive day for animation fans such as
myself. We already knew that the next batch of Walt
Disney Treasures (including The Complete
Pluto
, Mickey Mouse in Black and White Vol.
2
, and The Mickey Mouse Club, all of
which I consider “must haves”) will be out on that
day. Now, we have word that the first few episodes
of the Ewoks and Droids cartoons
will be out on that day (which I’ll pass on), joined
by Batman: The Animated Series Vol. 2
Superman: The Animated Series Vol. 1 (which
I consider “must haves”), the second season of
The Flintstones, and the entire series of
Top Cat (both of which I’ll pass on.)
They’ve also released the cover art for the second
season of The Land Of The Lost, due out on
September 28.

As for movie releases, I don’t remember if this was
known last week or not, but the biggest recent news
is that Spider-Man 2 will be released in
normal and Superbit editions on November 11. If you
noticed anything I missed, let us know about it!

Now, for the August 31 genre releases:

Now, for the August 31 non-genre releases:

  • Passion
    of the Christ
    : is bound to be a top seller this
    month.
  • I’ll be out of town for the September long weekend,
    so next weeks’ column may be a bit late.