Weekly DVD Picks

This Tuesday marks the first day in February, which
drags us out of the video release doldrums an into a
wealth of worthwhile mediocrity with a couple of true
gems thrown in for good measure.

First, the genre releases:

Now, the non-genre releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. Given the wealth of
non-genre material
out this week, it should surprise nobody that the
choice is not genre
entertainment. The
French
Connection
is a great movie that won Hackman an
Oscar. I can’t
tell if this is a rerelease of the existing edition,
or if it’s a new
single disk release, but I know I’m quite happy with
my copy of the
two disk edition. I prefer The
Conversation

for my fix of Gene Hackman making art films, but that
doesn’t mean
The French Connection isn’t great. I just
wish it didn’t
have the “where are they now” epilogue attached.

4 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks”

  1. obiwan says:

    Hillary Swank
    …was the last Karate Kid. Way before her Oscar days, and before she played the boxer in Million Dollar Baby. It’s a awful movie, but cheesy enough to be fun watching as a guilty pleasure.

  2. mbourgon says:

    Pick of the week – Wonderfalls.
    Proving that Fox can please the fans it pissed off earlier. The show was a lot of fun (I’ve seen 7 of the episodes), but even I knew that people weren’t going to get it. It’s about a slacker who’s basically forced to be nice and help others, and gets talked to by inanimate objects? Riiiiiight…. I couldn’t get my friends to watch this. Not to mention that Fox had “fun” rearranging the schedule on an almost daily schedule.

    More than anything, I’m glad they’re releasing it. It was a fun show that deserved better, and hopefully it’ll pick up some new fans.

    • roseblood says:

      Re: Pick of the week – Wonderfalls.

      The show was a lot of fun (I’ve seen 7 of the episodes), but even I knew that people weren’t going to get it. [cip] Riiiiiight…. I couldn’t get my friends to watch this. Not to mention that Fox had “fun” rearranging the schedule on an almost daily schedule.

      More than anything, I’m glad they’re releasing it. It was a fun show that deserved better, and hopefully it’ll pick up some new fans.

      Remind anyone of Firefly?

  3. dgswensen says:

    Andromeda
    Does anyone here like Andromeda? I’ve tried to watch it a few times, but I
    never make it all the way through an episode — it just seems really dumbed
    down, trite, and silly. I’m not trying to bag on the show unecessarily, I’m just
    wondering if there are any fans out there who could advise me on how to
    approach this series, and if it’s worth watching.

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