Weekly DVD Picks – December 26, 2005

No, the date isn’t a typo. December 27 may be a
Tuesday, but December 26 is one of the biggest (if not
the biggest) shopping days of the year.
Therefore, most studios recognize the benefit of
having products available on that day, so many
releases are due on Monday. The releases that
appealed to me are listed below.

First, the genre releases:

Now, the non-genre releases:

  • 2046:
    I
    love this director, but the movie never screened where
    I live. I’ll
    try to track down the DVD.
  • American
    Pie
    Presents – Band Camp
    : Because you don’t need the
    original cast to
    make money on a direct-to-video sequel.
  • The
    Shield –
    The Complete Fourth Season
    : The well reviewed cop
    drama keeps
    coming to DVD.
  • Tracey
    Takes
    On – The Complete First Season
    : Did you ever see
    the real
    first broadcast of the Simpsons?
  • Finally, the pick of the week. Toy Story 2
    was a fantastic
    movie that you should definitely check out (assuming
    you haven’t
    already.) This is both fantasy and animated, but
    people don’t think
    of it in those terms, because it’s just such a bloody
    good movie that
    people who don’t think they like fantasy or animation
    want to pretend
    that the terms don’t apply here. Better than the
    excellent original.

4 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks – December 26, 2005”

  1. y42 says:

    Seaquest was horrible!
    I used to watch just to yell at my TV! A cheap rip-off of ST:TNG through and through. Right down to the red-head doctor with a thing for the captain and a genius son who’s buddy with the non-human crewmember on this flagship of a peacefull organisation on a mission of exploration.

    Also, according to that show, lava is not hot enough to boil water. Watch for it if yo make the mistake of getting those DVDs.

  2. Jethro says:

    Dark Waters
    There was a trailer for “Dark Waters” on a DVD I have. Actually there were about 15 minutes of trailers so I muted it and went to do other things, but I did catch this one.

    From what I can tell from watching the promo with the sound off, this is a movie about some chick who lives in an apartment with a lot of plumbing problems which seem to creep up on her. Oh, and her boobs are somehow essential to the plot. Is that about right?

    • technomancer says:

      Re: Dark Waters

      There was a trailer for “Dark Waters” on a DVD I have. Actually there were
      about 15 minutes of trailers so I muted it and went to do other things, but I
      did catch this one.

      From what I can tell from watching the promo with the sound off, this is a
      movie about some chick who lives in an apartment with a lot of plumbing
      problems which seem to creep up on her. Oh, and her boobs are somehow
      essential to the plot. Is that about right?

      It can’t be any worse than the Japanese original… made the mistake of
      renting it some time ago.

      • y42 says:

        Re: Dark Waters

        It can’t be any worse than the Japanese original… made the mistake of
        renting it some time ago.

        Well, usually it gets worse with each remake…

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