There are a couple of decent titles this week. The real fun is in the last two weeks of July.
First, the DVD releases:
- Ace In The Hole (Criterion Collection): Directed by Billy Wilder, starring Kirk Douglas, with the Criterion banner. This is what’s known as a “sure thing.”
- Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
- Birdman and the Galaxy Trio: The Complete Series
- Bozo: The World’s Most Famous Clown, Vol. 1
- Class / Secret Admirer: The first of several “Totally Awesome 80s Double Feature” releases.
- The Corsican File
- Desperately Seeking Susan / Something Wild: Totally Awesome 80s Double Feature
- The Emmanuelle Beart Collection: I didn’t know she was popular enough to get her own collection. It contains “A Heart In Winter,” “The Story of Marie and Julien” and “Nathalie.”
- Factory Girl: A well reviewed art house product.
- Fatal Beauty / Running Scared: Totally Awesome 80s Double Feature
- Grafters – Complete First Season
- Gunsmoke – The First Season
- The Hills Have Eyes 2
- The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Second Season
- Johnny Be Good / Youngblood: Totally Awesome 80s Double Feature
- Losin’ It / The Last American Virgin: Totally Awesome 80s Double Feature
- Once Bittin / Vampire’s Kiss: Totally Awesome 80s Double Feature
- Payback: The First Season
- Race You To The Bottom: Starring Amber Benson
- Raymond Bernard – Eclipse Series 4: This Criterion Collection release includes “Wooden Crosses” and “Les Miserables.”
- Red Dawn (Collector’s Edition)
- Rising Damp – Series 4
- The Rookies – The Complete First Season
- Space Ghost and Dino Boy: The Complete Series
- The Sure Thing / Valley Girl: Totally Awesome 80s Double Feature
- TCM Spotlight – Esther Williams, Vol. 1: Includes “Bathing Beauty,” “Easy To Wed,” “On An Island With You,” “Neptune’s Daughter” and “Dangerous When Wet.”
- Teen Witch / The Heavenly Kid: Totally Awesome 80s Double Feature
- Voyagers! – The Complete Series
- Wanted: Dead Or Alive – Season Two
Now, the Blu-Ray releases:
Again, no pick of the week. There’s a lot of mediocrity out this week, but the next two weeks have new Babylon 5, Stargate SG-1, 300, Popeye, film noir, and more. Save your pennies for that.