Between the Christmas releases and the Halloween
horrors, this week is getting mighty full of releases.
The good news is, many of them are high quality.

First, the genre releases:

Now, the non-genre releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. In a week with
Hitchcock, several
Criterion Collection movies, The Wizard of
Oz
, and The
Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 3
, we’ve got
some great
choices in this category to pick from. So, why did
American
Gothic
get chosen? Well, frankly, this is the
television series
I’ve ever seen. (Remember, when I reviewed Firefly,
I gave it 41 out
of 42.) This was the first series I saw that had
incredible
writing, dramatic tension, and real horror strung out
every hour. It
was also the first series I got addicted to that was
cancelled before
the first season finished. Later on, I managed to
catch all the
episodes on Space:
The Imagination
Station
, and I couldn’t believe the quality of the
episodes we
were denied. Great writing, great acting, and an
incredible series
cliffhanger ending (that, strangely, works as a form
of closure, much
like the series ender to Angel) set this
apart in so many
ways. I am completely baffled by the cancellation of
shows like this,
Profit and Firefly while certain
other shows remain
on the air year after year. Do yourself a favour and
pick this up.