We’ve got a decent week ahead, though the following
week looks even better.
First, the genre releases:
(Special Edition): This still has a bit of a cult
(Special Edition): This is the John Carpenter
adaptation of the
Stephen King novel.
Cartoons: This is an 8 DVD set credited to Max
Fleischer. I love
the Fleischer studio, and would like to know more
about this before I
pick it up.
& II (Double Feature Giftset): New transfers,
and a few new
bonus materials, such as episodes of Slimer and
American Hero – Season Three: This completes the
Mythology Collection Vol. 2: This is a
continuation of the five
volume set collecting the episodes of The
X-Files with the
most significant impact on the long-term story
Now, the non-genre releases:
Also available in a director’s cut.
Special Anniversary Edition: I remember enjoying
this quite a bit
as a child.
Thin Man Collection: A 7 DVD set of the classic
– Season One: A 4 DVD set, also available in
Hazzard – Season Four: A 9 DVD set with the
presumably timed to coincide with the movie.
The Complete First Season: I remember enjoying
this, but at that
age and stage of my life, I’d have enjoyed anything
with Markie Post.
Collection: There are a number of John Wayne
collections out this
week, but this Amazon.com exclusive 10 disk set
appears to be the most
complete, including El Dorado, Hatari!, In Harm’s Way,
Rio Lobo, The
Sons of Katie Elder, The Shootist, Donovan’s Reef, Big
Jake, The Man
Who Shot Liberty Valance, and True Grit.
Arabia: This is a single disk edition of a
Finally, the pick of the week. Avant
is a two disk collection from Kino Video, including
experimental films from the 1920s and 1930s. Very
tempting. I find
the entire Avant Garde movement fascinating, as
filmmakers tried to
make films entirely with images, with little or no
between images, or even basis in reality. Kino Video
has an excellent
track record for this sort of thing, too.