We don’t plan on doing a weekend review this week, as “Transformers” is still the big release. Expect a review of the new “Harry Potter” movie next week, and the final novel just over a week after that.
First, the DVD releases:
- Ah! My Goddess Season 2, Vol. 2
- The Astronaut Farmer
- Beauty and the Beast – The Second Season: The third and final season was pretty short.
- Bewitched – The Complete Fifth Season
- Extras – The Complete Second Season: I picked up the first season based on the recommendation of a trusted friend, and really enjoyed it. I’ll definitely be picking this up.
- Frankie and Annette MGM Movie Legends Collection: Includes “Beach Blanket Bingo,” “How To Stuff A Wild Bikini,” “Beach Party,” “Bikini Beach,” “Fireball 500,” “Thunder Alley,” “Muscle Beach Party” and “Ski Party.”
- Hustle: Complete Season Three
- The Joan Collins Superstar Collection: Includes “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing,” “Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys!,” “The Sea Wife,” “Seven Thieves” and “Stopover Tokyo.”
- Kansas City Confidential: Part of the MGM Film Noir series.
- The Last Mimzy
- My Super Sweet 16 – Season 1 and 2
- Napoleon Dynamite Flippin’ Sweet Collector’s Set: Complete with Bobblehead versions of two characters.
- The Stranger: The second of three MGM Film Noir releases this week.
- Super Sweet 16 – The Movie
- Sweet Land – A Love Story
- Three Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara: This Criterion Collection set includes “Pitfall,” “Woman in the Dunes” and “The Face of Another.”
- Thunderpants: How they signed Ned Beatty, Stephen Fry, Paul Giamatti and Rupert Grint to this project is beyond me. Here’s Amazon’s product description: “An 11-year-old boy’s amazing ability to break wind leads him to fame as he fulfills his ambition of becoming an astronaut.”
- Wild Tigers I Have Known
- The Woman In The Window: Another MGM Film Noir. The next Warner Bros. collection of Film Noir is due July 31.
Here are the HD DVD releases:
I haven’t seen any of these releases, so I’m passing on this week’s pick of the week. Were I to go strictly by reputation, I’d go with “Extras,” “Three Films by Hiroshi Techigahara” and “Napoleon Dynamite” in that order.