The number of DVD releases coming out each week
continues to increase. Some of them are even quite
First, the genre releases:
Schwarzenegger Celebrity Pack: Includes
Commando, and True Lies.
Complete Fifth Season: I recently picked up the
first season based
on the recommendations of a friend. We’ll see how
that turns out
before I decide if I’ll buy the other seven.
Farrell Celebrity Pack: This includes
Daredevil (in the
superior director’s cut release), Phone Booth
Genesis of the Daleks: This one interests me
Revelation of the Daleks: This one doesn’t
interest me quite as
Edition): Disney’s rerelease.
Celebrity Pack: Includes One Fine Day,
version of Solaris, and The Thin Red
Original Animated Series Vol. 1: The really old
Original Animated Series Vol. 2: The rest of the
Masters of the Universe, Season Two Volume One:
I’m afraid to get
this, in case it’s not nearly as good as I
- Oh My
The Collector’s Edition: For the anime fans.
Collective – Q: Collecting Encounter at
Hide and Q, Q Who, Deja Q,
True Q, Q-Less, Tapestry,
Things…, Death Wish, The Q and the
Q2 from TNG, DS9, and Voyager.
Tunnel: Season 1, Volume 2: Completing the first
Evolution (Widescreen Special Edition): The sequel
to the “Romeo
and Juliet” story that has transformed into a
Complete Collection: For the anime fans.
Collection: Some rare sci-fi stuff.
Season Seven: A thin-pack rerelease of the
Season Eight: A thin-pack rerelease of a pretty
Season Nine: A thin-pack rerelease of the worst
Now, the non-genre releases:
Godfathers: I’ve heard of this, but I haven’t seen
it. (I’m not
really a western fan.)
The Complete Series: I enjoyed the movie, but
never saw the series.
Celebrity Pack: Includes Mr. and Mrs.
Tin, and Life or Something Like It.
Suspense Collection: Includes Ring of
Fear, Track of
the Cat, Plunder of the Sun, Man in
Down (Extended Cut): I still haven’t seen the
original cut. All I
know is that it beat out Memento for the
editing Oscar, so I
really want to see how it did that.
and the Sundance Kid (2 Disk Collectors Edition):
Now this is a
western I can enjoy.
Complete First Season: More westerns.
Confused – Criterion Collection: Criterion always
good movies, and they do an amazing job with
Washington Celebrity Pack: Includes Man on
Seige, and Courage Under Fire.
Celebrity Pack: Includes Never Been
After, and Fever Pitch.
The Complete Second Season: Also available in a
two-season pack of
the first two seasons.
Complete First Season: Yet another western.
the Furious Franchise Collection: The first two
Black deserves so much better than to star in the
third film in this
This year’s Harrison Ford movie.
Apache: Another western.
Tomatoes (Extended Anniversary Edition): Remind me
to never eat in
Road: Disney’s true story about a basketball
Improvement – Season Four: Fill your grunting
Strangers: Part of the Fox Film Noir
Screaming: Also part of the Fox Film Noir
Aniston Celebrity Pack: Includes She’s the
Picture Perfect, and The Object of my
Film Collection: Includes The Lost
Informer, Mary of Scotland, Sergeant
and Cheyenne Autumn.
– John Ford Film Collection: Western
The Searchers (Ultimate Edition),
Stagecoach (Two Disk
Special Editon), Fort Apache, The
Home, The Wings of Eagles, She Wore
Ribbon, They Were Expendable, and 3
Tramp: Charlie Chaplin Collection: A five DVD
Voyage Home: A western.
Boys: A BBC version of J.M. Barrie’s life.
Missing: Another strong Oscar performer. It
sounds somewhat like
The Searchers to me.
(Hollywood Royalty Edition): The Faye Dunaway
movie about Joan
In The Beginning DVD Book Set: There don’t seem to
be a lot of
details on this set.
Mrs. Smith: This is a new unrated 2 DVD
Portman Celebrity Pack: Includes Anywhere But
Garden State, and Where The Heart
Complete First Season: The JAG spinoff.
- A Nos
Criterion Collection: Another Criterion
Fear: A Paramount film noir-ish movie.
(Ultimate Edition): This was the western that was
used in my film
studies class. I wasn’t impressed, which is the main
reason I don’t
really give the genre a chance anymore.
Yellow Ribbon: Another western.
westerns abound this week.
Expendable: Ford and Wayne together again, but
this time it’s in a
West – Complete First Season: The old series that
more recent movie.
Eagles: More Ford/Wayne war stuff.
Finally, the pick of the week. The X-Files Season
close, but I’ve got to go with the Criterion
Collection Dazed and
Confused release. If you’ve never tried a
release, you really should. I’ve never seen DVDs so
No other DVD makes the layer change so completely