This are the DVD picks among the October 5 releases.
It’s a large list this week.
Genre releases include:
Probably the highest selling release of the upcoming
week, followed by
Werewolf in London / Cat People: This two DVD set
1980s Cat People release.
Fox Sci-Fi: This set includes The Day The
Still, Donnie Darko, Alien
The Abyss, and the 1968 Planet of the
Sci-Fi: This Warner Home Video collection
Batman, Blade, Blade
Runner, and 2001:
Dr. Caligari: This is the great Kino
currently on sale. I highly recommend it. I almost
used this as one
of my entries in the Halloween Countdown, even though
it’s already been
just because this edition is so much better than the
Madacy edition I
reviewed. The 20 minute difference in runtime makes
Impact: This came out around the same time as
Mr. Hyde: Like The Cabinet of Dr.
Caligari, this is a
sale priced Kino International release of a movie I
its Madacy release. I almost rewrote a review for
this, too, since
the Kino edition once again seems like a completely
The Grinch Stole Christmas / Horton Hears a Who:
animated, with nary a Carrey in sight.
Series: This is a two disk set of a short lived
Box: This includes Glen or Glenda,
Plan Nine From Outer Space, Bride of the
Night of the Ghouls, and The Haunted
World of Ed
Complete Fourth Season: Just in time for the TV
movies. We hope.
Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me But Your Teeth Are In
My Neck: With
a title like that, how can you go wrong? Directed by
13th – From Crystal Lake to Manhattan: This is an
eight movie box
Winter Wonderland / Twas the Night Before
Christmas: Twas the
Night Before Christmas may be my favourite
Christmas special of
all time. It’s the one with the mice and the
Classics Collection: This includes
Nosferatu (in our
lineup), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,
The Golem, all of which are Kino releases,
all of which are
on sale, as is the boxed set. I’ve only seen the
first two, but I’d
This is the individual release of this German horror
Horrors Vol. 1: A collection of 8 really bad
horror movies for
very low cost.
Horrors Vol. 2: And a collection of 8 more.
Hunger: A vampire movie with David Bowie and
The Motion Picture: I’ve heard of it, but not
– Deception: This looks like a direct to video
sequel. As if the
second wasn’t bad enough.
Vampire (1922): The Amazon.com year for this is
wrong. This is
another exceptional Kino product. I’m glad I hadn’t
Madacy edition before I saw this one. The review
will be up this month.
Complete Second Season: The title pretty much
says it all.
Kubrick Collection: This is a rerelease of a
fantastic set. It
contains one of the movies you’ll be seeing in our
countdown, as well as several others you should
Cat’s Eye: Drew Barrymore stars in this one.
Lesbos: Gee, I wonder what this is about?
Holiday Double Feature: I’m not particularly
interested in this
title, but I was amused to see that it showed up in
right next to Vampyros Lesbos.
The fourth individual Kino International german
horror film release.
Non-genre releases include:
pack: This Warner home video release includes
Austin Powers, Blazing Saddles,
and Dumb and Dumber. The Musicals and
collections don’t list the contents on their
Action: This set includes Master and
Club, Last of the Mohicans, Die
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Comedy: This includes Office Space,
about Mary, Raising Arizona, The
Picture Show, and Young Frankenstein.
(Watch for two of
those in our Halloween Countdown this month.)
- Box sets for the best of the 40s,
Collection Vol. 1: Contains Modern
Times, The Great
Dictator, The Gold Rush, and
had been released before, but this edition features a
9/11: The Michael Moore movie
Godard Collection: He’s a well known auteur and
pioneer. I’ve only seen his Weekend, and I
Moore Limited Edition DVD Collector’s Set:
editions of Bowling for Columbine and
The Big One.
South: The Complete Collection: This miniseries
was made when
Patrick Swayze was still getting work.
Redemption: This got shafted at the Oscars that
year. It’s a
fantastic movie, and it’s held up over time far
better than Pulp
Vacation Collection: All of the Chevy Chase
Untouchables: All I’ve seen from this is the
Odessa steps homage,
shown in both of my film studies classes, along with
sequence in Battleship Potempkin and the
homage sequence in
Naked Gun 33 1/3