Another week, and another round of releases. Quality tends to improve through January and February as you distance yourself from Christmas.
First, the DVD releases:
- The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin: Six Crystals Episodes: The distribution rights for this series have changed hands. Originally released in 5 episode sets, the new distributor is moving to 20 episode sets with the same MSRP. If anyone’s actually buying the show, they should be happy about that, even if they end up rebuying the first ten episodes. (Of course, they’ll be buying 10 they’ve got and 10 they don’t have for the price of 5 they didn’t have, so it’s all good in the end.)
- An Affair To Remember (50th Anniversary Edition)
- All Creatures Great and Small: The Complete Collection
- ‘Allo ‘Allo – The Complete Series Seven
- The Amazing 300 Classic Cartoon Collection: Though there is no product description, the packaging is loaded with Fleischer goodness. I’m tempted, but currently resist as I don’t know how many of these I’ve already got.
- The Attic
- Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
- Crime Traveller: Complete Series: Doth mine eyes deceive me, or is that Chloe Annett on the cover?
- Criss Angel – Mindfreak – The Complete Season Three
- Dragonlance – Dragons of the Autumn Twilight
- Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
- Extras – The Complete Series: Includes the two full seasons, as well as the special series finale not available outside this box set.
- Family Guy – Blue Harvest
- Family Guy – Blue Harvest Special Edition (with limited edition collectibles)
- Good Luck Chuck
- He Was A Quiet Man
- In The Heat Of The Night (40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition)
- Medabots: The Complete First Season
- Mr. Woodcock
- The Naked Prey – Criterion Collection: This one was directed by Cornel Wilde.
- The New Adventures Of Old Christine – The Complete First Season
- Post-War Kurosawa Box – Eclipse from Criterion: Includes “No Regrets for Our Youth,” “One Wonderful Sunday,” “Scandal,” “The Idiot,” and “I Live In Fear.”
- The Rockford Files: Season Five: I’m definitely on board for this one.
- Sabrina, The Teenage Witch – The Third Season
- Suburban Girl: I sincerely hope this is better than some of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s other attempts to prove she can play parts other than Buffy.
- The Ten
- Wedding Daze
- When Harry Met Sally…
Now, the Blu-Ray releases:
The HD DVD releases are as follows:
Finally, the pick of the week. Of the titles I’ve actually seen, I’d have to go with the latest season of the “Rockford Files,” though I do have to give credit to “Blue Harvest,” as it’s the first time in years I’ve actually been tempted to watch “Family Guy.” (I enjoyed the pop culture references on the show, but found the main plots were generally substandard.)