April is looking to be an excellent DVD month after a mostly depressed March. Sadly, this week is still March.
All upcoming DVD listings can be found at DVDJournal.com. In the meantime, here are my lowlights and highlights:
Barbra Streisand: The Concert: Live at the MGM Grand
Brother Bear (2003)
I’d sooner buy a Barbra Streisand DVD. This movie is so awful, it’s somniferous. It’s OK. I’ll wait while you go look that word up on Dictionary.com
I almost walked out of the movie, and I’ve NEVER come close to doing that in the past. It’s dull. It’s cliche. It’s boring. It lacks anything resembling entertainment.
The Final Countdown (widescreen) (1980)
This is one of those movies that certain DVD sites have been drooling in anticipation for for years now. I’ve never seen it and know nothing about it, but I mark it here as another DVD milestone release. ;-)
Homicide: Life on the Street: Season Four (6-disc set)
OK, so it’s not all bad this week. This is a must buy for me. Greatest cop show that I’ve ever watched. I’m in the middle of the third season now. There are some melodramatic moments, true, but it’s otherwise as sharp as they come, even if some of the plot lines seem a little dated today. They were radical (relatively speaking) back then.
JEM: The Complete First & Second Seasons (4-disc set)
This DVD set is truly outrageous.
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series: Vols. 3-4 (2-disc set)
I like Rowan Atkinson and Mr. Bean and all, but no. I’ve heard good things about the animated series, but I don’t need to bother with it.
Panic Room: Special Edition (3-disc set) (2002)
Loved the movie, even with the little diabetic b.s. they included in it. But the original Superbit release looks and sounds great. Until I read some rave reviews of the bonus discs, I’m not going to bother buying the movie again.
Ripley’s Game (2002)
The critics have done nothing but rave about this movie, which never saw a North American release. It stars John Malkovich.
I’ll be back later with a look ahead to April…