There are a fairly large number of mediocre titles
coming out this week. Also, based on last week’s
response, I’m only going to mention HD-DVD and Blu-Ray
titles when they are releases of new movies, so the
two releases of older movies this week won’t get
First, the genre releases:
Under The Sea: This 1997 adaptation stars Michael
Caine, and was
directed by Rod Hardy.
(Widescreen Special Collector’s Edition): Last
of the MTV cartoon that I need to get around to
Anime Legends Complete Collection: This “Anime
Collection” series is sure churning out the
Anime Legends Complete Collection: Another in the
Dolittle 3: The sequel they couldn’t get Eddie
Murphy for. What
does that tell you these days?
VII – Advent Children: This is a sequel to the
video game. I
ordered my copy through Diamond Comics Distributors,
so we’ll see when
it actually arrives.
March-TV Series Perfect Collection: More anime,
this time an
alternate history story.
Gadget: The Original Series: Though you wouldn’t
know from the
title, this contains about a quarter of the series.
There are plans to release the entire thing over
The Complete Series: I’ve heard good things about
this short lived
Now, the non-genre releases:
’62: Complete Set: Patrick Macnee and Honor
War (Extended Cut): Brian De Palma directs Michael
J. Fox and Sean
Musicals from the Dream Factor: Includes
Follies, Till the Clouds Roll By,
Words, Summer Stock, and It’s Always
documentary on a messed up comic creator.
the Gallows – Criterion Collection: A Louis Malle
Pocket – Criterion Collection: When does Criterion
Noir, Vol. 1 (Portland Expose / They Were So
Young): I’m a sucker
for all films noir.
(Widescreen Deluxe Edition): This is one of the
written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and the source of a
recent “Aunt May”
quote in Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man
cider in one’s ear.
Trial by Jury – The Complete Series: This one
didn’t last as long
as the series it spun off from.
Passenger: Michelangelo Antonioni directs Jack
(Extended Cut): This one is closer to three
Teller: Off the Deep End: These two crack me
3: This looks OK. I’ve never actually tuned in to
Replacement Killers (Widescreen Extended Cut):
Chow Yun-Fat and
Altman Collection: Includes M*A*S*H,
Couple, Quintet, and A
Steve Martin and Claire Danes.
Isolde: Last year’s update of Romeo and
The Complete Third Season: I never have watched
Singer – Totally Awesome Edition: One of the few
movies I enjoy.
Million Women Want: A 1913 documentary on the
(Director’s Cut): The Nicholas Cage movie,
directed by John Woo.
Finally, the pick of the week. While I’ve no doubt
the Criterion or
Altman releases are the best products hitting the
market, I haven’t
actually seen them, so I won’t recommend them right
now. I have seen
every episode of Inspector Gadget, often
was a great show to grow up with, and I’ve very
tempted to start
collecting it now.