The latest round of DVD picks is also the last before
Christmas. It also has one of the most predictable
picks of the week in the history of this column.
First, the genre releases:
Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku TV: The complete
collection of some
bizarrely named anime.
Galactica – Season 2.0: This was the first runner
up for the
position of “Pick of the Week.” Note that the
Canadian release of
this title has been delayed until after there’s a
Grimm: This isn’t a classic, but it’s fun
of Emily Rose (Special Unrated Edition): This had
Vol. 4: This is another collection with the
gorgeous Alex Ross
Slay: I haven’t heard of this, but it sounds like
an atypical take
on Santa, that might be up there with Plan 9 From
and Santa Claus Conquers The Martians.
Those who were wondering what could beat out
Battlestar Galactica for
the pick of the week need wonder no longer.
Now, the non-genre releases:
Race – The Seventh Season: For the reality TV
Razzle-Dazzle Edition: I saw the play and hated
it, so I’ve never
seen the movie. My father also hated the play, but
loved the movie,
so perhaps I should give it a chance.
(Unrated Edition): This “unrated edition” is
marked as a PG-13
title by Amazon.com.
- ER –
Complete Fourth Season: This was the top drama on
CSI came along.
Brothers: Most reviews I read made a point of
saying that rappers
aren’t generally good actors.
Raid: The recent war movie, just in time for
17th Green: This is a Robert Urich film from a few
years back. I
have no recollection of this, and wonder if it was
made for TV.
Dogs: This was the romance movie that tried to
compete with the
summer action blockbusters. That usually means it’s a
movie that’s clearly set in the summer, so it would
feel out of place
around Valentine’s day.
This sounds like an interesting experimental film
Cox. I haven’t heard of it, but it might be worth
Mattress: This is a movie from last year that
Princess and the Pea.”
– The Complete Second Season: I never did watch
this series. Was
it any good?
Finally, the pick of the week. Serenity may
not have been
quite as good as the series, but that’s a high
standard to meet. A
sequel would be able to assume that the audience is
familiar with the
characters, and could dive right into the story, so I
recommend that we maintain the kind of DVD sales that
could make a
sequel happen. No, it didn’t make back it’s budget in
theaters, but I
don’t think Universal expected it to, since it’s
budget was about the
same as the record holder for a September theatrical