This week’s “Pick of the Week” is presented in the
main lists as well as the bottom, as requested.
First, the genre releases:
of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D: Might be
worthwhile if you have
kids in the house.
Season 5 Collection 1: Kevin Sorbo’s series
Season 1, Volume 2: A few more episodes in the new
cartoon. I may never collect this one, though I’m
excited about the
promise of eventual season sets for Batman
Galactica: Season One: Very well received series.
one I’ll follow in the DVD collections.
Dracula: An Image Entertainment release of a
member of the
Frankenstein: Much like Blood for
Dracula, in DVD release
history and director credits as well as content.
Forces: contains “For The Man Who Has Everything,”
and “The Greatest Story Never Told,” all of which were
Man, do I want to see season sets of this series.
– Season Two: A well respected series that I never
had a chance to
Collection: All three movies collected in a single
Having now seen and reviewed them all, I’d say that
you’re better off
with either the first or none of them, depending on
tastes. If you
can get through number two, you might as well watch
the third, as they
do get better.
Season Two, Volume One: I haven’t gotten around to
series. If it’s anywhere near as good as the other
collaborations, I’m sure it would be worth it.
Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures: These are
being rereleased to
ensure shelf presence before Curse of the
theaters, I’m sure. Very worthwhile.
Now, the non-genre releases:
Angel At My
Table: I haven’t seen it, but based on its premise
inclusion in the Criterion Collection, I’d say it’s
- There are releases of seasons one
of the old
Crime Story series.
Housewives: Season One: I’ve heard very good
things about this,
and enjoyed the pilot episode. I’m tempted to pick
to the Moon: A new, fancier release of the
General: Another release of the Buster Keaton
classic. I haven’t
seen any releases by Aae films, so I don’t know what
the quality of
the transfer will be like, but the Kino
looks great. A close second for “Pick of the Week,”
which lost out
simply because I don’t know what the video quality
will be like. A
rerelease of the Kino edition would have been the
10th Anniversary Edition: In an homage to the 80s
comedies, Kevin Smith turned out his second Jay and
Silent Bob movie.
It’s amusing, but it’s probably the weakest of the
Teller’s Magic and Mystery Tour: Those two are
Finally, the pick of the week. Wallace and
Gromit are highly
amusing, and well animated in the claymation style. I
recommend picking them up.