New DVD releases, 29 Apr 2003

For those who remember last week’s disappointing list, I should mention here that I did end up picking up the new BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES DVD, after all. I’m weak when it comes to that show.

But onto this week’s list, which is a little better. It’s brought to you from the fine folks at

Babylon 5: Season Two (6-disc set)

Everything else after this pails in comparison. The first season is pure introduction, and this season starts setting up some pins and knocking down others. The third and fourth seasons are the real pay-offs, but this is where they get their sealegs, with the introduction of Bruce Boxleitner.

Disco Pigs

I have no idea what this is, but the name sure is funny. I think I’d prefer DISCO DUCK, though.

Extreme Ops (2002)

The movie came and left theaters so fast last December that I’m surprised it wasn’t put out on DVD already. What took so long?

The Piglet Files

Is this the companion edition to DISCO PIGS?

Son of the Beach: Vol 1 (3-disc set)

The guy who stars in this show is really good, but I’d prefer to see his previous series poking fun of television talk shows on DVD.

Treasure Planet (2002)

Opinions on this latest Disney release have been wildly mixed, with some calling it the worst movie ever, and others defending it as being as solid piece of work, if not spectacular or terribly original. I’m willing to give it a chance.

Sadly, it’s not a two disc edition. Disney hasn’t announced one for this movie yet.

Xena Warrior Princess: Season One (1995)

I know this will make a great many people happy. I never got into the show, though.

In the end, it’s only 1 must-buy this week, but that’s OK with me. It’s a very good must buy.

Looking into the future: CHEERS, Season One comes out on May 20th. It’s not all that busy a DVD release season in the next few weeks, otherwise.


2 Responses to “New DVD releases, 29 Apr 2003”

  1. Bill Doughty
    29. April 2003 at 08:58

    The Piglet Files was a British comedy about a computer science professor recruited to work for MI5 (or was it MI6?) and codenamed Piglet (a name he really hates). He’s not so espionage-like, so antics ensue. My local PBS station showed it back when I was in high school (early 90s), and I recall it being pretty decent.

  2. Augie De Blieck Jr.
    29. April 2003 at 11:01

    Hey Bill,

    Thanks for the info. That actually sounds like a pretty cool idea. Of course, given the time of its production, it’s probably doubly funny now. Imagine such a topic done up now in an age of wireless everything and cyberterrorism… Interesting.