New DVDs for 23 June 2003

Welcome back to the DVD Week In Preview. OK, it can’t really be a “preview” since all the stuff I’m talking about here is out as of today. It can’t be a “review” since I haven’t had the chance to buy any of this stuff, let alone watch it. So maybe this is just the “DVD Week As It Is”? I don’t know.

You can see the full release list over at That’s where you’ll see this week’s half-dozen TV shows coming out on disc. I’m not interested in any of them this week, for a change.

Air Bud Strikes Back (2003)

Proof that FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY is not the death of cinema. Any sequel to AIR BUD was, but we survived that. I think we’ll survive this, too.

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2002)

There aren’t many movies that I don’t wait to watch. This is one of those movies that I plan to start spinning as soon as I get home tonight and get dinner heated up…

The Hours (widescreen) (2002)

A bunch of morbidly depressed lesbians commit suicide. Bring a date!

Kangaroo Jack (widescreen) (2003)

Remember what I said about AIR BUD? This qualifies, too.

Lost in La Mancha (2-disc set) (2002)

This rates high on the interest meter. What happens when Terry Gilliams sets out to make an film and then fails miserably? You get an amazing documentary on how the Hollywood process can fail.

Popeye (1980)

What happens when Robert Altman sets out to make an ill-conceived film and nobody’s there to document it? You get POPEYE.

Punch-Drunk Love: Superbit Deluxe (2-disc set) (2002)

Adam Sandler gets serious. A tepid nation ignores him. Movie gets a second chance on DVD. Let’s wish it the best of luck. I’m there for it.


3 Responses to “New DVDs for 23 June 2003”

  1. Jeff
    24. June 2003 at 20:14

    COWBOY BEBOP FINALLY ON DVD!!!! WOOHOO! I have the exact same sentiments you do about it. I’m planning on watching it as soon as I leave work…Only 2 more hours.

    I also found the description of The Hours to be very humorous. Thanks for making me laugh at work.

  2. Augie De Blieck Jr.
    25. June 2003 at 16:46

    Hey Jeff,

    Sadly, Real Life got in the way last night and I didn’t get to watch COWBOY BEBOP. Drat and bother!

    I also completely forgot to look for Lost In La Mancha at Best Buy. Maybe I’ll just order it through Amazon. I like getting packages in the mail. =)

    I’ve never seen THE HOURS, but that’s how it’s basically been described to me. I just hope I’m not completely wrong about it. Glad I made you laugh, though. I like the way the line came out, too. =)


  3. BronteJD
    25. June 2003 at 22:40

    Augie ==>
    First off, agree with the Cowboy Bebop. I am exhibiting what can only be described as superhuman restraint by not watching it until this weekend with Eric. “Drat and bother?” Am I going to have to start calling you Winne the Pooh? Or was that Rabbit?

    Now, regarding THE HOURS. I take serious issue with that description. I mean, only one of the 3 main characters was really a lesbian. And she was actually bisexual, come to think of it. And only one of them commits suicide. However, it’s actually an extremely extremely good movie, amazingly acted. Granted, it is NOT the most cheerful movie in the world, Lord knows. But still…..let’s not be ENTIRELY disparaging, shall we? ;)