This are the DVD picks among the October 5 releases.
It’s a large list this week.

Genre releases include:

Non-genre releases include:

  • Best
    Comedy
    pack
    : This Warner home video release includes
    Caddyshack,
    Austin Powers, Blazing Saddles,
    Vacation,
    and Dumb and Dumber. The Musicals and
    Leading Lady
    collections don’t list the contents on their
    Amazon.com pages.
  • Best
    of Fox
    Action
    : This set includes Master and
    Commander
    , Fight
    Club
    , Last of the Mohicans, Die
    Hard
    , and
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Best
    of Fox
    Comedy
    : This includes Office Space,
    There’s Something
    about Mary
    , Raising Arizona, The
    Rocky Horror
    Picture Show
    , and Young Frankenstein.
    (Watch for two of
    those in our Halloween Countdown this month.)
  • Box sets for the best of the 40s,
    50s,
    60s,
    70s,
    and
    Best
    Picture Winners.
  • The
    Chaplin
    Collection Vol. 1
    : Contains Modern
    Times
    , The Great
    Dictator
    , The Gold Rush, and
    Limelight, this
    had been released before, but this edition features a
    price drop.
  • Fahrenheit
    9/11
    : The Michael Moore movie
  • The
    Jean Luc
    Godard Collection
    : He’s a well known auteur and
    avant garde
    pioneer. I’ve only seen his Weekend, and I
    wasn’t that
    impressed.
  • The
    Michael
    Moore Limited Edition DVD Collector’s Set
    :
    Includes special
    editions of Bowling for Columbine and
    The Big One.
  • North
    and the
    South: The Complete Collection
    : This miniseries
    was made when
    Patrick Swayze was still getting work.
  • The
    Shawshank
    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
    Fiction
  • Ultimate
    Vacation Collection
    : All of the Chevy Chase
    movies.
  • The
    Untouchables
    : All I’ve seen from this is the
    Odessa steps homage,
    shown in both of my film studies classes, along with
    the original
    sequence in Battleship Potempkin and the
    homage sequence in
    Naked Gun 33 1/3