It’s another odd week for the “pick of the week.”
First, the genre releases:
the Sun: Season 3: This marks half the series now
available on DVD.
Superman: Season One: There’s no sign of this
release at TVShowsOnDVD.com,
description is no further help. Still, at $11.19,
that’s a worthwhile
price for any of the options. I’ve decided to risk it
and find out
just what this is.
Collection 5 (Vol. 9 and 10): Gotta love that Alex
Ross box art.
Beyond Collection: This sounds like old school
3 – Call of the Wild: I didn’t even know they were
traditionally animated sequel, but they got Michael J.
Fox and Geena
Davis back on board, so there must be some merit to
Avengers: This animated adaptation of The
not aimed at children. It’s the first in a series of
features, and will have a sequel out this summer. I’m
out, and will post a review for those interested.
Bottom of the Sea, Vol. 1: The classic
Skies!: A collection of old, cheesy sci-fi
Now, the non-genre releases:
Complete Series: Good reputation, bad ratings. It
President’s Men: If you can wait one more week,
you can get this
in the Controversial Classics Collection Vol.
Network and Dog Day Afternoon.
1984: This is one of the movies I keep hearing
about but haven’t
(Widescreen Edition): I like the cast and the
director, but I’ve
heard that the movie was a let down.
Viking: While it doesn’t have the Monty Python
brand name, it has
a significant chunk of their creative team.
Hardy Collection: Yes, that’s “or” instead of
collects work they did before they teamed up.
Cowboy (Two Disc Collector’s Edition): Which is
somehow not a part
of the second Controversial Classics
Country: Again, it’s something I know more by its
creative team than by the movie itself.
Season Three: I never did watch this show.
Welles Collection: Includes The Stranger,
Lear, David and Goliath and The
Comedy Shorts 1928-1942: Robert Benchley and the
Knights of the
Algonquin: Kino Video always does a great job.
Consider this one
Comedy Shorts 1929-1933: Cavalcade of Comedy: A
package, also by Kino.
is a two disk edition.
Man: Another recent movie I didn’t get around to
Finally, the pick of the week. Oddly enough, we’ve
got a week filled
with releases I haven’t seen. Based on reputation,
I’d go with the
Orson Welles or Kino sets, and based on curiosity, I’d
Ultimate Avengers or Adventures of
Superman Vol. 1,
but apart from that, I can’t really state a definite