I apologize for this coming a day late. I was
offline for a while, enjoying a weekend in the
First, the DVD news. One of our previous news
articles is now out of date;
the releases of Batman: The Animated Series Vol.
2 and Superman:
The Animated Series Vol. 1 have been delayed
until January 25, 2004. Fortunately, December 7 is
still a good day to shop. Babylon 5:
Crusade has just been added to that release
date, complete with all thirteen episodes. If you’ve
got a lot of money to burn, Species 3 will
also be out that day in both R-rated and unrated
versions. If you’d rather “try before you buy,” the
Sci-Fi channel will be hosting the broadcast premier
on November 28, presumably in the R-rated version.
Furthermore, it looks like The Marvel
Superheroes, a daily syndicated series from the
same era as the Spider-Man series just
reviewed here, will also be out, but not until late
June in 2005. (That should give us all time to
budget for it.)
This week’s genre picks include:
Four: This was the “evil Cordy” year.
From The Crypt
Duo Pack: “Bordello fo Blood” and “Demon Knight”
of the Dead
Ultimate Edition: Romero doing his thing.
Snaps Back: The
Beginning: A prequel! What an original
Storyteller – Greek Myths: I’m a sucker for
Chronicles: The 1980 version.
and Mindy: The
Complete First Season: I caught this a while ago.
Was this ever funny to
Favourite Martian –
The Complete First Season : Ray Walston and his
of the Living
Dead: Another zombie classic
Edition: Just in time for the sequel.
Special Edition: The next generation gets the
special edition treatment
Season One: This is the newest incarnation of the
This week’s non-genre picks include:
Signature Collection: A 10 DVD set including
“Strangers on a Train”,
“Dial M for Murder,” “Foreign Correspondant,”
“Suspicion,” “The Wrong Man,”
“Stage Fright,” “I Confess,” and “Mr. and Mrs.
Third Season: which gives you about four months
to watch it before season
four hits the air.
Anniversary Edition: It’s a three disk set,
following on the announcement
that they’re making a sequel to celebrate Jason
First Season: I consider him television’s
Criterion Collection Set: This includes “Great
Expectations,” “Lord of
the Flies,” “The Most Dangerous Game,” and “Oliver
Twist.” I’m not a big fan
of some of those titles, but the Criterion name goes
a long way for me.
Hollywood Legend Collection: including “Vertigo,”
“Harvey” (a genre film,) “Winchester ’73,” and
“Destry Rides Again.” I’ve
only seen the first three, but I really enjoy them
Smith’s first mainstream film.
P.I. – Complete
First Season: He’s no Columbo, but he’ll get the
American Film Archives: This collection (and the
only of interest to film history buffs, but they’re
neat to see.
missed this adaptation in theaters, but I’ll
definitely catch it at some
and Grace: Season
Three: Somebody must still be watching this
Remember, these titles go on sale on Tuesday,