Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, April 19, 2005

April is almost done. The major releases usually
start pouring out at the start of May when the summer
hits. Things are about to really start to pick up the

First, the genre releases:

Now, the non-genre releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. Miracles
– The
Complete Series
: This set includes 7 episodes that
didn’t make it
to broadcast. I admit I didn’t watch many of the
episodes the first
time around, but was fairly impressed by what I did
see. Thanks to
DVD collectors, the rarities and unpopular can still
make it to the
fans. Let’s hope that releases like this are
successful, so we can
hope that things like American Gothic will
find their way
onto the format.

2 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, April 19, 2005”

  1. Miracles – cool!
    Just wanted to toss my 2 cents in. Though it got canned rather quickly, a Canadian station was kind enough to broadcast it, so us internet-types were lucky enough to see them. If the show piqued your interest at all, at least rent the DVDs – the other episodes are pretty darn good, and You Are My Sunshine is really damn disturbing – I’m shocked they were going to show it on network TV.

    Anyhow, you’ll enjoy it.

  2. Maximum Overdrive
    Fiziko, I take from your curiosity that you haven’t actually seen Maximum Overdrive?

    CityTV used to run it occasionally late at night, which is where I caught it on several occasions – it’s a highly derivative horror film that’s only notable for the soundtrack (produced by ACDC and spawning the hit “Who Made Who”), some novel deaths and being directed by Stephen King.

    That said, I enjoy it – it’s a fun film that deserves its cult classic status. However, if you don’t like Dawn of the Dead or The Green Goblin (those who’ve seen it understand – I was afraid of that truck) you might want to rent first. It’s one of those “so bad it’s good” films that aren’t well known for a reason.

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