Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, September 20, 2005

This week’s “Pick of the Week” is presented in the
main lists as well as the bottom, as requested.

First, the genre releases:

  • The
    of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D
    : Might be
    worthwhile if you have
    kids in the house.
  • Andromeda
    Season 5 Collection 1
    : Kevin Sorbo’s series
    marches on.
  • The
    Batman –
    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
    Justice League.
  • Battlestar
    Galactica: Season One
    : Very well received series.
    It’s probably
    one I’ll follow in the DVD collections.
  • Blood
    : An Image Entertainment release of a
    member of the
    Criterion Collection.
  • Flesh
    : Much like Blood for
    , in DVD release
    history and director credits as well as content.
  • JLU:
    : contains “For The Man Who Has Everything,”
    “The Return,”
    and “The Greatest Story Never Told,” all of which were
    very good.
    Man, do I want to see season sets of this series.
  • The
    – Season Two
    : A well respected series that I never
    had a chance to
  • Species
    : All three movies collected in a single
    boxed set.
    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.
  • Teen
    Titans –
    Season Two, Volume One
    : I haven’t gotten around to
    watching this
    series. If it’s anywhere near as good as the other
    collaborations, I’m sure it would be worth it.
  • Wallace
    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:

  • An
    Angel At My
    : I haven’t seen it, but based on its premise
    and its
    inclusion in the Criterion Collection, I’d say it’s
    worth checking
  • There are releases of seasons one
    and two
    of the old
    Crime Story series.
  • Desperate
    Housewives: Season One
    : I’ve heard very good
    things about this,
    and enjoyed the pilot episode. I’m tempted to pick
    this up.
  • From
    the Earth
    to the Moon
    : A new, fancier release of the
  • The
    : 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
  • Mallrats

    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
  • Penn
    Teller’s Magic and Mystery Tour
    : Those two are

Finally, the pick of the week. Wallace and
are highly
amusing, and well animated in the claymation style. I
recommend picking them up.

4 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, September 20, 2005”

  1. On Desperation of Housewives
    Go ahead. Give in to temptation. Sure, Desperate Housewives is a soap opera, but it’s got the potential for being the best American (qualified since soap operas are everywhere and I’ve only watched “local” ones) soap opera of all time. If you read synopses of the basic plotlines the show seems just like any other soap but the execution puts it on another level. We’ll see if they can continue the excellent writing and acting this year, but season one stands as being a hell of a lot of fun.

  2. Wallace & Gromit for US$5.50
    I picked up a version of the Wallace & Gromit collection for US$5.50 at Walmart last year, was surprised to find it in their bargain bin. Well worth the money at three times the price.

  3. That’s Season One + Miniseries
    Apparently we lucky ones in Region 1 are getting a five disc set that has the miniseries as well as season one for Battlestar Galactica. Suddenly ‘kind of expensive’ went to ‘money well spent’ in my camp – hopefully my supplier isn’t out of stock and I can get it in at work…

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