This week has a lot a decent movies, but few great movies.
First, the DVD releases:
- The Amateurs
- Batman and Mr. Freeze – Subzero / Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Double Feature): Mask of the Phantasm is good. I haven’t seen Subzero, mainly because a bigger Batman fan than I did and hated it.
- Becoming Jane
- Black August: CSI fans take note: this stars Gary Dourdan.
- Blade – The Complete Series
- Blue State
- Charlie Chan Collection, Vol. 4: Includes “Charlie Chan In Honolulu,” “Charlie Chan In Reno,” “Charlie Chan at Treasure Island,” and “City In Darkness.”
- The Joan Crawford Collection, Vol. 2: Includes “A Woman’s Face,” “Flamingo Road,” “Sadie McKee,” “Strange Cargo” and “Torch Song.”
- Dallas – The Complete Eighth Season
- Dirty Laundry
- The Double Life of Veronique
- Dragon Ball Movie 3-pack
- Eclipse Series 8 – Lubitsch Musicals: Includes “The Love Parade,” “The Smiling Lieutenant,” “One Hour With You” and “Monte Carlo.” Like all Eclipse collections, this is released by Criterion Collection.
- The Equalizer – Season One
- Family Ties – The Third Season
- General Hospital: Night Shift – The Complete First Season
- George Of The Jungle: The Complete Series
- Girlfriends – The Third Season
- Gone Baby Gone
- Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (40th Anniversary Edition): I haven’t seen either movie, but I’m betting this one (starring Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) is a better movie than “Guess Who?” starring Ashton Kutcher and Cedric the Entertainer. Just a hunch. It’s also available in the Stanley Kramer box set.
- Stanley Kramer Film Collection: Includes “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” “Ship of Fools,” “The Member of the Wedding,” “The Wild One” and “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.”
- Martian Child
- Meet Market
- Naruto Uncut Boxed Set, Volume 6
- Naruto Uncut Boxed Set, Volume 6 (Special Edition)
- No Reservations
- The Beatrix Potter Collection: Be careful not to confuse “Beatrix” with “Harry.”
- Romance and Cigarettes
- Route 66: Classic Episodes
- The Royal Tramp Collection
- Some Girls
- Stuart Little
- Stuart Little 2
- Stuart Little 3
- Tactics – The Complete Series
- Tell Me You Love Me
- Warner Bros. Academy Awards Animation Collection – 15 Winners: As you might expect, this includes 15 Oscar winning Warner Bros. shorts, though the title listings add up to 16: “The Milky Way,” “The Blitz Wolf,” “Yankee Doodle Mouse,” “Mouse Trouble,” “Quiet Please,” “The Cat Concerto,” “Tweetie Pie,” “The Little Orphan,” “For Scent-Imental Reasons,” “So Much For So Little,” “Two Mouseketeers,” “Johann Mouse,” “Speedy Gonzales,” “Birds Anonymous,” “Knighty Knight Bugs,” and “The Dot And The Line.”
- Warner Bros. Academy Awards Animation Collection – 15 Winners and 26 Nominees: Includes everything in the other collection, and more. I can’t find a title list, though.
- We Own The Night
- The Wiz (30th Anniversary Edition)
Now, the Blu-Ray releases:
The HD DVD releases are as follows:
Finally, the pick of the week. Even without the complete title list, I’d say the 41 cartoon Warner collection is still the week’s best bet, particularly since they’ve also mined the Fleischer cartoons they have publication rights to.