Weekly DVD Picks – March 8, 2005

This week’s round of DVD picks is a bit sparse.
Things then pick up for the next few weeks. (I have
items on preorder every week from March 15 to
mid-April, with oddball picks going out into August.)

This is a very light
week
for DVD releases, as you can see by the
contents of Amazon’s
top sellers. That should change next week, though.

First, the genre releases:

Next, the non-genre releases:

  • Ladder
    49
    : John Travolta, Joaquain Phoenix, and Robert
    Patrick in a movie about firefighters.
  • Friends
    – Season Nine
    : Just in case you weren’t bored by
    the first eight. (To be honest, I was entertained by
    the first year.)
  • Felicity
    – Season Four
    : The final year of the series.

Just one more thing. This week’s pick of the week is
Columbo
– The Complete Second Season
: A recent online poll
decided that Lt. Columbo was the greatest detective in
TV history. That sounds right to me. This has some
great episodes in it, with impressive guest stars as
always. Columbo, Banacek, Kojak, B.L. Stryker and the
McMillans were all ABC detectives during this time,
but only one of them survived with TV specials through
the next few decades. I don’t care what dialogue was
written into Mrs. Columbo; the man’s first
name is “Lieutenant.”

7 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks – March 8, 2005”

  1. y42 says:

    oxymorons

    the original remake

    How did your head not explode when you typed that? : )

    • white.roses says:

      Re: oxymorons

      the original remake

      How did your head not explode when you typed that? : )

      The whole tagline for that nearly caused my head to go all Scanners.

  2. mbourgon says:

    And his wife’s first name…
    is “Mrs.”

    • fiziko says:

      Re: And his wife’s first name…

      is “Mrs.”

      Exactly. It’s not “Kate,” and she doesn’t solve crimes on
      her own time, because they’d collaborate if they ever
      worked on similar things like that.

      • zonk3r says:

        Re: And his wife’s first name…
        oh and "one more thing"… ;p
        nice to see some other columbo fans out there. i’m only 27 but many of my friends think i’m crazy that i’m a fan of his (if i had the money i’d prolly get the dvd’s but instead i just watch occasional reruns on a&e)…

        • fiziko says:

          Re: And his wife’s first name…

          oh and “one more thing”… ;p
          nice to see some other
          columbo fans out there. i’m only 27 but many of my
          friends think i’m crazy that i’m a fan of his (if i had
          the money i’d prolly get the dvd’s but instead i just
          watch occasional reruns on a&e)…

          I’m only 27 myself. Good TV is good TV, and Peter Falk
          does a great job in the whole series. The only reason I
          haven’t bought the DVDs yet myself is that I’ve got half
          of them practically memorized after having watched the
          A&E reruns time and time again.

  3. Sprydle says:

    Earthsea any good?
    I heard Ursula K. Leguin panned the miniseries heavily right around the time it was on the SciFi Channel, so I chose not to watch it.

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