The DVD releases are starting to get quite good,
again. The next few weeks will be very nice.
First, the genre releases:
Autopsy: The Fox special (which was later included
in the “World’s
Greatest Hoaxes” special on Fox) that was hosted by
A new transfer, which is good. The transfer of the
version I reviewed
before makes it look like the DVD authoring crew was
as sleep deprived
as I was when I wrote the review. Also available in a
Season 1, Starburst Edition 3: These collections
at a lower price point than the original
Incredibles: I don’t like to make the pick of the
week an item I
haven’t seen yet, which is why this title is still in
Series 5 and 6: This was a great show. Expect the
collections around this time next year.
First Contact (Special Collector’s Edition): The
continues to get the fancy treatment.
Doom: Criterion Collection samurai action.
Now, the non-genre releases:
– The Complete First Season: This was an amusing
It’s Criterion Collection. ‘Nuff said.
Nikita – The Complete Second Season: The first
season has been
available for quite a while.
can’t say no to good film noir.
Congeniality: A special edition for a mildly
amusing film, just in
time for the sequel.
Do We Know!?: This one looks fairly
Finally, the pick of the week. Waydowntown
highly unusual Canadian comedy. This story, set and
downtown Calgary, is about four office workers who
have a bizarre bet
going. The cast includes Fab Fillippo, whom you might
Scott Hope from the third season of Buffy the
as well as Canadian comedic film mainstay Don
McKellar. I don’t want
to give away too much of the plot, but I will say that
here make the characters in Office Space look
is actually the second DVD release of this title. The
may only have been available in Canada. It was also a
pan and scan
edition, which makes this a welcome upgrade for those
of us who own
the previous edition.