We’ve got a rather packed week for releases this week.
It was tough to choose the pick of the week, and I
admit I may have chosen something else had I seen more
of the options.
First, the genre releases:
Ultra Collector’s Edition DVD Set 1: Collecting
the black and
white episodes from the 1960s.
Planet of the Apes: Part of a long list of series
releases this week.
Planet of the Apes: The second one we’ll list.
There will be
of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe:
Note that this is
the 1988 BBC adaptation, and not the recent movie
which comes out
the Planet of the Apes: More in the series.
DVD Collection 23: This is one of the few soap
operas on DVD,
probably because of how many episodes they run. This
was was fairly
short-lived, and it’s still got over 20 volumes.
The Beginning Collection: How the whole thing
started. This is
it; the collection that starts with the first episode
The Planet of the Apes: Man, this was a long
(Monster Edition): This is the Devlin/Emmerich
remake from the
1990s starring Matthew Broderick. I’m guessing
they’re trying to cash
in on the monster movie surge that’s going along with
the King Kong
Season 1: The British series (loosely) based on
the H.G. Wells
(1933): Now available in a single disk
(2005): This is the two disk special edition.
Horror – John Carpenter and Stuart Gordon: These
Apes (1968): The film that launched it all. The
Reviews are in alphabetical order, so this one should
get reviewed on
Apes – The Ultimate DVD Collection: A 14 DVD set
with some rather
nifty packaging. Take a look at it, even if you don’t
plan to buy
The Complete Fourth Season: The second last
Vol. 1: I’ve heard great things, but have never
Thunder: Based on the short story about a time
Mario Bros. Super Show!: A collection of episodes
from the series
I used to watch before school each day.
Seasons 5 and 6: Amusing.
Complete Fourth Season: Now in cheaper, thinpack
Complete Fifth Season: Same deal.
Complete Sixth Season: And again.
Now, the non-genre releases:
Louis Malle – Criterion Collection: Includes
Murmur of the
Heart, Lacombe, Lucien and Au revior
Watching Us – Criterion Collection: More Criterion
Next Generation – Season 3: I don’t know if Kevin
Smith appears in
this season, but his episodes are available
– The Complete First Season: I never did watch
Geisha: This did well at the recent Oscars.
Personal Best: All six volumes together in one
Exposure – The Complete Fourth Season: I didn’t
watch this show,
either. Gotta love the packaging, though.
– The Complete Fifth Season: Another well reviewed
thhe Will: Like Birth of a Nation, it’s a
well-made film with a rather disturbing message. It’s
most famous propaganda film in history, made for the
– Season One: Another one I’ve heard about but
Finally, the pick of the week. I’d have to go with
Who set. I haven’t seen the new King
Memoirs of a Geisha yet (though I’ve ordered
both), and I
don’t like recommending anything I haven’t seen, just
in case. The
other tempting choices for the pick of the week
(Planet of the
Apes, the 1933 King Kong, and the fifth
The X-Files) are all rereleases. However,
pre-Eccelston Doctor Who I’ve seen is in that set, and
them. Give it a chance.