Valentine’s Day approaches, and we can see the
difference in the available DVD releases. There are
loads of rereleases of romantic-type stuff for
Tuesday, February 8, 2005.
First, the genre releases:
The Complete Series: This is considerably cheaper
than buying six
Stories: A feature length anthology of stories
about robots. Very
well reviewed in its theatrical release, but not well
Presents – Follow That Bird: This may be
revealing my age, but I
have some fond memories of this movie.
Tale: A CGI fish mob story.
(2002) – The Complete Series: This set has
actually been out a
while, but this new pressing has a significant price
drop, so I
thought I’d point it out.
Now, the non-genre releases:
Oscar Collection: 18 winners of the “Best
Picture” Oscar. If
you’ve got the $140, pick it up.
(10th Anniversary Edition): Yes, this is the
Complete First Season: Recent winner of Golden
of Bel-Air – Complete First Season: Before Will
Smith was a
Tomators – Widescreen Collector’s Edition: Just
in time for
Scorsese Film Collection: Includes New York,
Raging Bull, Last Waltz, and
with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby: A collection of
their road movies.
Finally, the pick of the week. This was a tough
week; there are a lot
of releases, but most of them are rereleases of
romantic titles with
Valentine’s Day just around the corner. We’ve also
got a few of this
year’s Oscar nominees being rereleased to try and
drum up interest.
Still, of the new titles coming out, I can say that
Of Dreams –
15th Anniversary Widescreen Edition is probably a
Made in a time when Costner’s ego could actually fit
on the big
screen, this movie tells a good story that feels
romantic without the
standard plot trapping of a romantic comedy.
Costner’s trend to long
films is somewhat present, with a 106 minute film
based on a short
story that took up ten pages of my High School
English text, but this
one doesn’t seem to drag like his other films. Also,
before Valentine’s Day may score you some brownie
points that’ll help
when you come home with the final season of
Angel on February