Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, August 30, 2005

There’s not a lot to pick from this week. You might
want to wait a little while before DVD shopping, as
things start to pick up again significantly in
October.

First, the genre releases:

Now, the non-genre releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. The best item in the
list of slim
pickings is Clueless
– “Whatever”
Edition
: A good movie, in its second DVD release.
(The original
DVD had fewer special features than my old VHS copy!)

5 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, August 30, 2005”

  1. Damien says:

    Sahara
    Sahara was not what it could or should have been. Even as someone who never read the book I could tell there were so many details which were completely glossed over. One perfect example is when they find an airplane in the middle of the desert it was perfectly obvious who’s it was (Amelia Earhart) but they never even recognized the importance of the discovery (and Pitt is supposed to be an explorer??). I was even more disappointed when my wife explained the ending of the book and how much was removed in the movie, the sheer importance of the find would have been worth a movie in its own right. This and other story elements could have been given 30 seconds of screen time and added so much more depth to the story and characters, instead we end up with a half-assed Indiana Jones wannabe.<br />
    <br />
    Damien

    • octa says:

      Re: Sahara
      Definitely a very bad movie. National Treasure was better but not by much.

      Offtopic: B42 not parsing html strict makes me sad :P

      • chad says:

        Re: Sahara

        Offtopic: B42 not parsing html strict makes me sad :P

        Just a reason to remember why we should always use the preview button…

    • chad says:

      Re: Sahara

      Sahara was not what it could or should have been.

      Not having read the book, I enjoyed the movie (up until the ending where I really had to suspend my disbelief). I can believe the book handled it much better.

      Agree with octa that National Treasure was better, but explain to me again how 200-year old ropes can bear the weight of a primitive elevator, while the boards and beams they’re holding fall apart from age?

      • jbrecken says:

        Re: Sahara

        explain to me again how 200-year old ropes can bear the weight of a primitive elevator, while the boards and beams they’re holding fall apart from age?

        Termites don’t eat rope.

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