New releases for 28 Oct 2003

How can one small week get so expensive, so fast?!? The full list this week can be had at, of course, but here are my highlights:

Brooklyn South: The Complete Series (6-disc set)

As noted last week: WOW. They are putting every television series out on DVD nowadays. Not my thing. It might be a great show, but I don’t have the time or money to commit to it, even on a rental.

Coupling: The Complete Second Season (2-disc set) (2001)

Introduced to this by TiVo, fell in love with it via the first season DVD. Cannot wait to see the second season next. The fact that there are more than six episodes this time is a real bonus.

Homicide: Life on the Street: Season Three (6-disc set)

One of the greatest shows ever made for television. Every police drama today owes something to this one.

Hulk (widescreen) (2003)

A noble failure, in my opinion. But an interesting movie on its own merits. I probably won’t be buying it, though.

The Looney Tunes Golden Collection (4-disc set)

This is the be-all and end-all of DVDs this week. If you can only afford to buy one boxed set this holiday season, this is the one. Four discs of the best six minute shorts ever made, all restored.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Season One (3-disc set)

I’ve never seen an entire episode of this show. I caught five minutes the other night of Spongebob and his pal sunbathing, and peering down their trunks to see how their tan is going. Only, Spongebob’s friend didn’t realize he was laying upside down and looking at his butt. Utterly bizarre.

Next week: The hits keep coming with the first season of the ANNA NICOLE SHOW, an Avril Lavigne concert disc, and BIG BROTHER 3 — the entire season. It’s sure to keep plenty of people screaming. Next week is a very interesting week, and potentially a very large one for DVD collectors. I won’t be buying much, but there’s someone for most everyone there. I love the holiday season’s approach. We get some amazing stuff.

5 thoughts on “New releases for 28 Oct 2003

  1. Yeah, Hulk wasn’t the best movie of the year, but I did feel like it was a good movie at the very least. You know it’s gonna be super cheap at Wal-Mart (Or you could, like me, take up Kraft foods on their offer. 3 UPCs and 3 bucks? I’m in.), and it will be worth it if only for the 2nd disc stuff on the comic and the chance to hear the last 45 minutes on your home system.

  2. Don’t tempt me with your talk of home theater surround sound experiences… I have enough demo discs now for that, including TWISTER, THE ROCK, LORD OF THE RINGS, and even RONIN.

    I will be strong this week. That’s made so much easier by the knowledge that I dropped $100 on DVDs already this week. I’m never paying off the credit cards at this rate.


  3. Don’t forget DAREDEVIL. Say what you will about the movie (I like it. See a pattern here?) The soundscapes they developed to accent the world that Matt Murdock ‘sees’ are amazing. It’s even DTS. That said, do you know what I put in everytime I want to show my system off? Either the pod race from EPISODE 1 or Tom Hanks first attempt to paddle away from the island in CAST AWAY (also DTS). STAR WARS is good for left to right pans and CAST AWAY is good for the effect ambience can have and how much a subwoofer can rock your house.

    As for your credit carding all things DVD. That is precisely why I do not have a credit card. I know that I cannot trust myself. But the Looney Tunes set would be so cool…

  4. You can pick up Looney Toons: Golden Collection and the first two seasons of Coupling at Amazon, shipped, for $84. That’s slightly under what Best Buy is selling it for, and without sales tax to boot. Not bad. Yeah, the Looney Toons box is the one to beat this week. I never saw the Hulk in theaters, but since I’m paying about five bucks for the disc new, the purchase is a no-brainer (a rental would have cost me roughly the same.)

    Daredevil has one of the best sonic experiences of any DVD this year, but if you to hear a totally immersive and utterly phenomenal audio presentation, check out RUSSIAN ARK. Utterly brilliant!

  5. Looney Toons still has some DVDs to go. They left out some of the best ones just so you’ll buy the next edition too. Oy! Whereas I can see their side, it still kind of pisses me off. Release them together!! Come on! Kill the wabbit or else!

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