Another week, and another set of releases. There are a couple more gems that will hit shelves before the end of the year.
First, the genre releases:
- Adventures of the Little Prince: The Greatest Gift: Three episodes of the old cartoon.
- Adventures of the Little Prince: The Magic Case
- Animaniacs, Vol. 2: I eventually picked up volume one. This is one of the funniest cartoons that ever ran in syndication. It’s packed with jokes I didn’t get when I was in junior high.
- The Complete Uncensored Private Snafu: Mel Blanc’s wartime propoganda cartoons.
- Dungeons and Dragons – The Complete Series: A five disk set of the old cartoon.
- The House on Haunted Hill: The original, with Vincent Price.
- Naruto Uncut Boxed Set Vol. 2
- Paniponi Dash, Vol. 1: Lethal Lesson: That’s got to be one of the coolest DVD covers I’ve ever seen. I have no knowledge of the show or its quality, but the DVD cover is cool.
- Pinky and the Brain, Vol. 2: Are you pondering what I’m pondering?
- Pirate of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest: Man, that’s a prominent use of the Disney logo on the package. You’d think the company was trying to repair their image in the post-Eisner days or something.
- Pulse: This is the unrated edition.
- Red Planet Mars: The 1952 flick.
Now, the non-genre releases:
- 1900: Bernardo Bertolucci directs, starring Robert De Niro and Gerard Depardieu.
- 24 – Season Five
- Adventures of the Black Stallion – Season One
- Attack Force: Steven Seagal’s career is now officially direct-to-video.
- The Beale’s of Grey Gardens – Criterion Collection: This one’s a documentary.
- Beerfest – Unrated Edition: This was, apparantly, out in theaters this year. Gee, I wonder why I’ve never heard of it.
- The Charlie Chan Collection, Vol. 2: This includes “Charlie Chan at the Circus,” “Charlie Chan at the Opera,” “Charlie Chan at the Race Track,” and “Charlie Chan at the Olympics.”
- Cheyenne: The Complete First Season
- The Conformist (Extended Edition)
- Driver’s Seat: Elizabeth Taylor and Andy Warhol in a movie released by “Cheesy Flicks Entertainment.”
- The Dukes of Hazzard – Complete Seventh Season: This was the final season.
- The Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection: Includes the two disk edition of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “The V.I.P.s”, “The Sandpiper,” and “The Comedians.”
- Fox War Book: Includes “Patton,” “The Longest Day” and “Tora! Tora! Tora!”
- High School Musical: The two disk remix edition of the surprise Disney Channel hit.
- Holiday: The 1938 Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn movie.
- How to Eat Fried Worms: I loved the book when I was in grade two, but haven’t seen the movie.
- Miami Vice (Unrated): Also available in an HD-DVD combo pack.
- Mission Impossible – The Complete First Season: This has got to have one of the most famous theme songs in television history.
- The Premiere Frank Capra Collection: Includes “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,” “It Happened One Night,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” “Mr. Deeds Goes To Town,” “American Madness,” and “Frank Capra’s American Dream.”
- Rocky (Two Disk Edition): Also available in Blu-ray.
- Rocky Anthology: The first five entries in the series.
- Roseanne – Complete Season Six
- Saturday Night Live – Complete First Season
- Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One – Criterion Collection: It’s a movie in which the crew didn’t know which kind of movie they were making. That’s got to be entertaining.
- TCM Archives – Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Vol. 1: Includes “Waterloo Bridge,” “Baby Face” and “Red-Headed Woman.”
- Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?: The new two disk edition.
Finally, the pick of the week. As good as the Capra collection is, I’ve got to go with the second Animaniacs
collection. I don’t think people realize how much ground this series broke for animated television.