The sheer volume of releases is starting to increase,
though the quality hasn’t particularly improved.
First, the genre releases:
Season Two: I’ve been meaning to check this show
Stars: A collection of 50 animated shorts,
including some that are
hard to track down.
Unrated Director’s Cut: Take a look at the movie
Uwe Boll wanted
to make. Then look away and dig your eyes out of
their sockets. This
will not be the pick of the week.
2: Starring Christian Slater in a direct to video
Season 3: Featuring the voice talents of Phil
Evolution – The Complete Third Season: They
started releasing complete season packages.
Now, the non-genre releases:
Saints – Special Edition: Willem Dafoe and
Season One: This is a rather amusing series
starring sci-fi vets
James Spader and William Shatner.
Cancelled – Crime Dramas: Selections of good shows
canned. I hope the series continues; who wouldn’t
want to have
Firefly, American Gothic, and others
convenient box set?
Cancelled – EZ Streets: Paul Haggis created this
show just after
creating Due South and ten years before
won this year’s Oscar for Best Picture.
B. DeMille Collection: Includes
Crusades, Four Frightened People,
Sign of the
Cross and Union Pacific.
Dozen 2: I never saw the first, because it never
appealed to me.
Collection – Street Justice: Not many collections
both William Friedkin’s excellent The French
Roger Corman’s The St. Valentine’s Day
includes Murder, Inc. and The
Western Collections – The Outlaws: Includes
Ones, Forty Guns, Broken Lance,
Culpepper Cattle Company.
Season One: Another well reviewed crime show I
haven’t heard of this one before. This surprises me,
as it’s directed
by Richard Fleischer and stars Orson Welles and Dean
Season Two: A well reviewed western.
Tracy: The 1950 version, not the Warren Beatty
Dozen (Two Disc Special Edition): Lee Marvin,
Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, and John Cassavetes, among
includes The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission, the
U.S.A. – Criterion Collection: You don’t have to
read many of
these columns to know that anything released in the
Collection will automatically make this list.
Heaven (4 Disc Special Edition): Ridley Scott’s
Ten: The show ran for 11 seasons, which will be
out in a massive
full-series box set like the one Buffy had at
some point in
Tora!: Another Richard Fleischer film.
Criterion Collection: A Luis Bunuel film.
Complete First and Second Seasons: See a
pre-Superman Tim Daly and
a pre-Monk Tony Shaloub.
Finally, the pick of the week. It’s a big week for
war and westerns,
and I’m not particularly a fan of either genre. There
is good stuff
here, but nothing really jumps out at me. My advice
this week is to
save your money for June when the really great stuff
starts to roll