I’ll be out of town next weekend, so this is going up
a week early. It’s a much better list than the August
30 list, anyway.
First, the genre releases:
Caligari: This is a remake of a great film that I
reviewed in a substandard
A much better edition of the original is available
from Kino Video. (I almost rewrote the review
when I watched this
one, instead of just adding that lengthy comment. I
this version.) I haven’t seen the remake, and can’t
comment on how it
turned out. It sounds like a dramatically different
Glynis Johns (the mother on Mary Poppins) and
(Grig on The Last Starfighter).
Fractured Fairy Tales: This collects the old
Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Complete Second Season: The third season has been
release on November 15.
- There are four Doctor Who releases this
of Fang Rock, The
Blood (The Key to Time Series, Part 3).
Collection: This is the serial from way, way
The Complete First Season: This brings back
childhood memories for
Series: A 2 disk set with a great price for an
eight movie set.
Complete First Season: Just in time for the second
The Complete Third Season: The final year of the
Chris Carter show.
Stripes: I worked in a theater for years, and I’ve
categories of children’s movies. The smallest
category is the set of
movies so bad the kids don’t like them. The next
smallest is the one
that every member of the audience enjoys. These are
Story type movies: the parents are just as
excited as the kids.
This looks like it belongs in the largest set. If you
ask kids how it
was on their way out, they’ll say it was great. If
you ask the
parents how it was on their way out, they’ll say
“well, the kids
Bullwinkle – Season Three: The series
(10th Anniversary Edition): One of the greatest
family films I’ve
ever seen. Good, clean fun that entertains all
Now, the non-genre releases:
Signature Collection: I love the signature
collections. The did a
great job producing these. Garbo fans will be
pleased. (I love my
Complete Third Season: This was so much fun when I
was a kid…
Mockingbird: Another great film that deserved its
Finally, the pick of the week. The list of good stuff
this week is
huge, but I’ll have to go with The
is a movie that truly deserved its Best Picture Oscar.
It’s a great
comedy and buddy picture. It’s set in the past, so it
well (though the lighting in the production drives me
nuts; the lights
cast shadows in the hotel scene, for starters).
Amusing Redford and
Newman interactions, too, with some rather quotable
already know how to drink.”) If you haven’t seen it,