The weekly DVD choices are becoming more plentiful.
First, the genre releases:
Going On 30
(Fun and Flirty Edition): I’ve never seen this,
but I’m sure we’ve
got some Jennifer Garner fans among our
Did this movie need a sequel?
The Complete First Season: It’s not bad, but it’s
Scorpion: A Roger Corman superhero film.
Widescreen Edition): I got tired of this when it
was just a video
game. I don’t think I’d want to sit through the
Dragons 2 – Wrath of the Dragon God: I admit I
enjoyed the first
one, though I went in expecting the fantasy version of
Attacks! or Little Shop of Horrors.
The movie, not the superior TV series.
Same title, much higher price. The “product
description” makes it
sound like it includes the direct to video sequel,
The Net 2.0.
2.0: Just the sequel. I don’t think I’ll get
either movie, but
I’d be seriously tempted by a season set of the
The Legacy – The Complete First Season: I never
watched this series.
14th: A spoof of the Friday the 13th
The Complete First Season: I haven’t seen it, but
the strength of
the Timm/Dini reputation makes it mighty
Gromit – The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: This was a
Gromit – 2 DVD Cracking Collector’s Set: I’m
tempted to get this,
even though I have the original three shorts, just
because my copy
predates the “Cracking Contraptions” segments now
included. I don’t
understand why they didn’t put that on the movie disk,
since they were
created to practice for the movie anyway. Putting
them here makes it
feel like a money grab.
Now, the non-genre releases:
Collection: This includes Breakfast at
Roman Holiday, and the original
the Electric Company: I have fond memories of this
Box Set: Includes Holiday, Only
Wings, The Talk of the Town, His
and The Awful Truth.
The original DVD release was so long ago that the
movie spanned two
DVDs. (Dual layer hadn’t been implemented yet.) I
suspect that this
release won’t have that issue.
Dolphin: Starring George C. Scott, and directed by
I hadn’t heard of it before, but that’s a talented
pair, so it’s worth
Another well reviewed Cameron Crowe film I haven’t
anthology film with segments directed by Michelangelo
Steven Soderbergh, and Wong Kar Wai. That’s got my
Plot: A rerelease of an Alfred Hitchcock film.
Connection: A good cop art film.
– The Complete First Season: Ah, nostalgia.
Anniversary Celebration: This is another hit on
for Love/2046: A pairing of two Wong Kar Wai
films. There is no
price listed, though.
Knew Too Much: Another rerelease of great
This Hitchcock rerelease is also coming out on
Season Three: The series that launched the career
Pryor Collection: Includes Which Way Is
Brewster’s Millions, Car Wash, and
Doubt: More Hitchcock rereleases.
This was a pretty good action film, which really
Curtain: This Hitchcock rerelease stars Paul
Newman and Julie
Andrews. It’s quite good.
Finally, the pick of the week. I’d say it’s Curse
Were-Rabbit. Wallace and Gromit are just highly
pick it up.