My home Internet access has vanished once more. (It’s been up for a total of five hours in the past week. Grr.) Thankfully, my parents still have access to theirs, so here I am posting again!
First, the genre releases:
- Alf – Season
Two: This was another series that lasted three years.
- An American
Werewolf in London: This is the original cult classic, and not the
“in Paris” remake/sequel from the 1990s.
- Field of
Dreams: I don’t recall if this is a new release or a rerelease,
but it’s coming out this week.
- Final Fantasy
Unlimited Complete Collection: The entire series in one package,
far more affordable than the previous sets. The Final Fantasy fan in
me is seriously tempted.
- The Ring Two
(Unrated Widescreen Edition): This may be the first unrated
release of this title.
Thing: The DC comics classic.
- The Truman
Show (Special Edition): This is a two DVD set of the movie. This
is another good sci-fi that could have been better with different
- Wizard of Oz
Collection: This seems to be a package of all the adaptations of
The Wizard of Oz that came before the Judy Garland version.
In fact, I suspect the glut of adaptations is the main reason that
version was a box office flop. I’ll pass on this release, and pick it
up as a part of the three DVD collector’s box set due out on October
25, which I’ve already preordered. (Save some money for that week;
it’s also the week American Gothic and Looney Tunes
Golden Collection Vol. 3 come out.)
Now, the non-genre releases:
Another respected art film that I’ve heard good things about but
- Bridget Jones
Diary – The Edge of Reason: The first one wasn’t bad, but I don’t
plan to see it a second time. This one had no appeal for me.
Alfred Hitchcock: Nine low-cost films, including many of his
(Extended Edition): Just in case the theatrical release wasn’t
long enough for you.
It’s being released as a part of the Criterion Collection. Therefore,
it’s very good.
- Monty Python’s
Meaning of Life: I haven’t picked this one up yet, but it’s mighty
Diaries: This one has a fantastic reputation.
Finally, the pick of the week. Minority Report
(Single Disk): The two disk edition is being rereleased today, but
this may be the first release of the single disk set. This is also, I
think, a better package than A.I., although it still carries
many of the Kubrickian themes. It doesn’t have the style clash that
A.I. had to deal with, though.