Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Once again, I’ve culled the list of future releases,
and have pulled out the titles that interest me the

First, the genre releases:

Now, the non-genre releases:

  • There is a huge list of A & E biography
    releases, including
    Adam and Eve, Alexander Graham Bell, Arnold
    Schwarzenegger, Bob Dylan,
    Bruce Lee, Bugsy Siegel, Carol Burnett, Christopher
    Condoleeza Rice, Davy Crockett, Frida Kahlo, Genghis
    Khan, Irving
    Berlin, James Dean, Jesus, Jimmy Hoffa, John and
    Abigail Adams, John
    Wilkes Booth, Johnny Cash, Julia Child, Katharine
    Hepburn, Kind David,
    Laura Bush, Louis B. Mayer (the second M in “MGM,” who
    predicted that
    he’d have the largest funeral attendence in Hollywood
    history because
    so many people would want to make sure he was dead),
    Mata Hari, Mike
    Tyson, Oscar Wilde, and Susan B. Anthony. You can get
    to all of them
    through this
    , which also includes Biography releases from
    the past waves.
  • Gilligan’s
    Island – Season Three
    : This will complete the
  • The
    Jerk (26th
    Anniversary Edition)
    : This was Steve Martin’s
    first big hit. I’ve
    seen it, and I don’t understand its success.
  • The
    Mary Tyler
    Moore Show – The Complete Second Season
    : Those who
    picked up
    season one when it first came out can finally stop
    waiting for season

Finally, the pick of the week. Remington
Steele –
Season One
: This introduced the world to Pierce
Brosnan, who did
better work here than as James Bond. This show should
have lasted
longer; if memory serves, we never did find out who
the guy really
was. For those who don’t know the premise, a female
investigator finds that nobody wants to hire a woman,
so she made up a
name, claimed this fictional person was her boss, and
got the work
because people thought they were hiring a man and his
assistant. Then
Pierce Brosnan’s character showed up out of nowhere,
himself to one of her clients as Remington Steele, and
just took on
the role. He knew next to nothing about detective
work, though he’d
seen just about every movie ever made. Highly amusing
series, with a
distinctly original premise.

2 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, July 26, 2005”

  1. The Jerk
    It was one of those movies that was so bad it was funny. This is one of the times where they actually tried to be bad, and it worked (unlike ALL Troma Films).

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