Weekly DVD Picks – August 1, 2006

This week’s DVD choices are a little slim, but there’s some quality stuff here.

First, the genre releases:

Now, the non-genre

releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. I’ve got to go with V for Vendetta as the best of this lot.

10 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks – August 1, 2006”

  1. chad says:

    Black Hole

    Black Hole: Not the Disney movie, but a recent Kristy Swanson movie. Its original release was June 10, 2006, and it’ll be on DVD less than two months later. That alone peaks my interest, though I don’t expect it to be very good.

    Okay, I’ll admit it now. I’m a grammar/spelling Nazi. The correct word is pique, as in "piques my interest."

    And I have to say that I fell in love with Kristy Swanson when she played the original Buffy. Any movie with her in it is a good one.

    • Timeshredder says:

      Re: Black Hole

      Okay, I’ll admit it now. I’m a grammar/spelling . The correct word is pique, as in "piques my interest."

      Me too. Corrected.

    • Nickvotrobeck says:

      Re: Black Hole

      Black Hole: Not the Disney movie, but a recent Kristy Swanson movie. Its original release was June 10, 2006, and it’ll be on DVD less than two months later. That alone peaks my interest, though I don’t expect it to be very good.

      Okay, I’ll admit it now. I’m a grammar/spelling Nazi. The correct word is pique, as in "piques my interest."

      And I have to say that I fell in love with Kristy Swanson when she played the original Buffy. Any movie with her in it is a good one.

      This was a Sci-Fi Saturday movie a couple of steps above Mansquito with the same amount of scientific accuracy.

  2. Damien says:

    A few comments
    Secret of NIMH is a Sullivan/Bluth movie, the same folks who did All Dogs Go To Heaven etc.

    I just bought Spinal Tap on tape a month-or-so ago, guess I’ll have to get an "upgrade" ;-)

    Damien

    • zonk3r says:

      Re: A few comments

      Secret of NIMH is a Sullivan/Bluth movie, the same folks who did All Dogs Go To Heaven etc.

      I just bought Spinal Tap on tape a month-or-so ago, guess I’ll have to get an "upgrade" ;-)

      Damien

      also don bluth did the original laser disc games "dragon’s lair" and "space ace". :)

  3. Damien says:

    Black Hole (tv)
    Black Hole is a TV movie. Bleaurgh.
    http://imdb.com/title/tt0433883/

    Damien

  4. octa says:

    The Prisoner
    I tried to like The Prisoner but it was really all over the place. I saw maybe 6 episodes before I gave up on it. It seemed like a case of having a very cool setting and concept but the writers not knowing where the hell to take it.

    • octa says:

      Re: The Prisoner

      I tried to like The Prisoner but it was really all over the place. I saw maybe 6 episodes before I gave up on it. It seemed like a case of having a very cool setting and concept but the writers not knowing where the hell to take it.

      And I posted this in the wrong week. Whoops!

    • Jethro says:

      Re: The Prisoner

      It seemed like a case of having a very cool setting and concept but the writers not knowing where the hell to take it.

      That’s mostly true – Patrick McGoohan envisioned (and wrote) it to have only 7 episodes. They made him write 10 more. There are lists floating around saying which were his original ones, and what order to watch them in.

      Worth it for the last episode.

      • Mr. Vapor says:

        Re: The Prisoner

        Worth it for the last episode.

        oh, come on! Just tell me!

        (I too tried to get into the prisoner, and never could)

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