It’s a light week for the genre collectors, but
there’s some good stuff in the mainstream.
First, the genre releases:
the Valley of the Wind: This classic anime is
being released in
Season One – Uncensored: This is a very unique
DVD product; it’s a
superhero, and yet I have no interest in picking it
Now, the non-genre releases:
Collection: A twelve disk set of Academy Award
(Special Edition): This movie is being rereleased
in a fancy
edition to coincide with the release of the sequel,
It’s a decent movie, and it includes free movie
tickets to that
King of Irish Comedy: This guy is a rarity: a
funny and clean
stand up comic.
Edition): Like Get Shorty, this is a
better release than
the previous one.
Huckabees: A 2004 film that I still want to see.
in a two
Finally, the pick of the week. As some of you may have
noticed, I’m a
bit of a film history fan. I love to look at the
earliest films and
see how much the art and technology have grown over
the past century
or so. I own a few products released by Kino Video,
which does a
great job restoring and releasing these classics.
This week, they’re
putting out Edison
Invension of the Movies (1891-1918), a 910 minute
140 film library produced through the Edison Company.
It’s a four disk collection that includes the first
tracking shots, The Great Train Robbery, and
a number of
other classics. It may not be for everyone, but it’s
a must have for
film history buffs. Complete details and listings
are available from the
page for it.