As Valentine’s Day approaches, we start getting a
flood of titles, many from the old studio archives.
First, the genre releases:
In The Outfield: This is the Paul Douglas and
Janet Leigh original, which Amazon.com managed to get
an exclusive on somehow.
Cat: The Catastrophe v. 2
Vol. 2: The Substitute
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: This is the 1955 version.
This story must be adapted at least once a decade.
of the Penguins: A crude parody of “March of the
Dream of Jeannie – The Complete Third Season
Season: Also available on Blu-Ray.
Passion of the Christ – Two Disk Definitive
Tales Collection: Includes “Ever After” (which is
why it qualifies as genre,) “Moulin Rouge” and “Romeo
Blood – Chapter IV Limited Edition: Our review of
the first volume of the novel series will be posted
in early April, just before the book comes out.
Now, the non-genre releases:
Valley, Season 2, Volume 1
This comedy-thriller is one of many Doris Day movies
coming out this Tuesday.
Woman – A New Journey: Live at Slane Castle: We
don’t normally report on music DVDs, but as this is
Amazon’s highest seller on the new release list this
week, I felt it was worth mentioning. (If anyone is
interested in music DVDs in general, post a comment
and I’ll start including them.)
- Dallas –
The Complete Sixth Season: This series inspired
my all-time favourite moment on Family Guy,
at the end of the Halloween episode.
Not Disturb: Another Doris Day movie. I’m really
surprised I didn’t see a box set collecting them all,
Fabulous Baker Boys
A two disk collector’s edition.
Hannibal Lecter Collection:
Includes “Manhunter,” “The Silence of the Lambs,”
and “Hannibal.” I don’t know which edition of “The
Silence of the Lambs” it is, though.
Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency – Season 1
This may actually be genre; I don’t know enough about
it to tell. It stars James Coburn and Albert Finney,
and is directed by Michael Crichton, though.
Is War box set: Includes “Mr. and Mrs.
Smith,” “Down with Love,” and “The War of the
Louie – The Complete First Season
Curie: About the world’s most notable female
Over Darling: More Doris Day
She Wrote – Complete Fifth Season: I may actually
give in and start buying this when JMS gets involved.
I don’t know which season that was, though.
Date Movies Vol. 1: Includes “Life or Something
Like It,” “One Find Day,” “Say Anything,” and “Love
Is a many-Splendored Thing.”
Date Movies Vol. 2: This set includes “French
Kiss,” “Love Potion #9,” “Never Been Kissed” and “The
Truth About Cats and Dogs.”
Date Movies Vol. 3: This time it’s “The Last of
the Mohicans,” “The Beach,” “The Chase” and “A Life
Date Movies Vol. 4: Includes “Raising
Arizona,” “Me, Myself and Irene,” “Nine Months”
and “The Man With One Red Shoe.”
Date Movies Vol. 5: Includes “Hope Floats,” “The
Object of My Affection,” “Prelude To A Kiss,” and “A
Walk In The Clouds.”
of Spinal Tap
Silence of the Lambs: This is finally
rereleased in widescreen. I missed the Criterion
Collection edition, and the original MGM widescreen
version has been out of print for years (though the
pan and scan version is available just about
everywhere.) Had I known this was coming, I wouldn’t
have picked up that old widescreen copy I found last
fall. (The only store that still had it in stock had
it at a remarkably high price, which is probably why
it was still in stock. It would have been cheaper
for me to buy the special edition and have it shipped
across the border.)
Conway: Timeles Comedy
Pedro – pedro Almodovar Classics Collection:
Includes “Talk To Her,” “Bad Education,” “All About
My Mother,” “Women on the Verge of a Nervous
Breakdown,” “Live Flesh,” “Flower of my
Secret,” “Matador” and “Law of Desire.” Not family
Finally, the pick of the week. In case you hadn’t
guessed by now, it’s The Silence of the