‘Tis the season to get into Christmas shopping. There
are some ideas below.
First, the genre releases:
Vol. 5 Collection 2: More episodes of
1-5: The Buffy mega-set will be out
shortly, so they’re
rereleasing this. This, however, is not new packaging
with a new
bonus disk, like the Buffy set, but it rather the
shrink-wrapped together. If you already have all five
will offer nothing new.
Complete Third Season: More of the sexiest witches
– The Complete First Season: Ricardo Montalban
hosts a bizarre
The Complete Fourth Season: The show only lasted
six years in its
original run, but it’s gone way past that mark in
Kid: I really enjoyed this when I was young. I’m
almost afraid to
watch it again, just in case it doesn’t hold up under
Animation Theater: Complete Collection: Hello
Kitty isn’t really
my thing, but she’s popular enough to mention this
Huckleberry Hound Show – Vol. 1: Hanna-Barbera
- King Kong: The Animated Series has two
1 and Volume
2 contain an unknown number of episodes from the
official release for this is November 15, but I saw it
Python Box Set: This includes Monty Python and
Grail (which has enough fantasy elements for me
to claim it as
genre), And Now For Something Completely
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
Key: Because Halloween doesn’t end in
Atlantis – The Complete First Season: The spinoff
If any vehicle you own gets struck by lightning, get
rid of it right away.
The Complete Second Season: It was a short season,
but now it’s
available in places other than Best Buy.
Star Trek Collection: All live action Star
in one package. The latest rumours place the animated
series on the
release schedule for some time next year.
– The Complete First Season: Hang on to your
Now, the non-genre releases:
Complete Seventh Season: Many shows die at or
seven. Cheers was just hitting its
Rock of Ages: Definitive Collection: A video
collection for a
Rock N Roll Classics: For those who prefer music
older than Def
Complete Seventh Season: Unlike Cheers,
this was fading
by the time season seven rolled around.
Complete Tenth Season: In my opinion, season ten
was about nine
years past the prime of this series. Also due this
week is a limited
complete series boxed set.
Lloyd Comedy Collection Vol. 1-3: One of the
The Complete Second Season: This was a highly
reviewed, but not
highly watched series.
(50th Anniversary Edition): A decent musical,
release wasn’t even anamorphic widescreen. Most fans
will find it
well worth the upgrade.
Collection: Includes Old Yeller and
Show – 20th Anniversary Collection: This is a six
DVD set, which
makes it an excellent price. Do you still need to do
shopping for Mom?
Complete Second Season: I have yet to see an
episode of this very
well reviewed comedy.
Music (40th Anniversary Edition): While this is
probably the best
known Robert Wise film, I don’t think it was the best
good, but not as good as The Day The Earth Stood
(60th Anniversary Edition): This includes both the
and the 1962 version.
– Season Three: This is one of the better
Company – Season Five: How many misunderstandings
can these people
- There are two releases about Wal-Mart this week,
which is unusual
– The High Cost of a Low Price is being released
by the Brave New
Films studio. Why
Wal*Mart Works and why that makes some people
C-R-A-Z-Y! is being
released by Hannover House. The odds of these two
being released at
the same time by accident are fairly low. I wonder if
the first on the release schedule, and made sure the
second was going
to be out at the same time to manage the fallout.
Love: I’ve never heard of this before, but the
title does get my
Finally, the pick of the week. I’ll have to go with
Star Trek Collection as the most interesting
item. It’s a
massive collection, with the greatest appeal to people
already own a significant portion of the set, and yet
really bring the individual unit price down enough to
appeal to those
of us who have been holding off due to cost. How many
of these can
they really sell?
UPDATED: It turns out that this is the week that
the Buffy The Vampire Slayer limited edition
complete series set is released. Amazon.com has stopped
listing it, possibly because it sold out, but Amazon.ca
will ship it to the U.S. without a problem.