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Blazing Saddles: 30th Anniversary Edition (1974) Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
DRACULA didn’t get too many good reviews, but it’s not a bad movie. And the blood-spraying incident is one of the biggest laughs I’ve ever had in a movie theater.
BLAZING SADDLES is, of course, a classic. Mel Brooks, in the same year, did both BLAZING SADDLES and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Can you imagine any filmmaker putting out two such memorable movies in the same year today? It just won’t happen.
Now, when will we see a special edition DVD release of ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS?
Dawson’s Creek: Season Three (4-disc set)
They’ve replaced the theme song with one by Jann Arden. I remember hearing reports after the second season that they were changing the theme song to something by a Canadian singer. There was even a news story to that effect on a Canadian website. But when the series returned that fall, Paula Cole’s memorable melody was still there on my TV set. As it turns out, the song was replaced by Arden’s for other countries, such as Canada. Partly as a financial concern, they’re going with that theme song for this release now.
It’s a big shame that these shows will never be seen again the way they were intended to be seen. Hopefully, all television shows today are signing better release forms with record companies so we won’t continue to have these hatchet jobs.
The English Patient: Collector’s Series (2-disc set) (1996)
I’ll never forget the SEINFELD episode…
The Land of the Lost: Season One (3-disc set)
I would be remiss in not mentioning this piece of my childhood.
Spider-Man: The 1967 Classic Collection (6-disc set) (1967) Wonder Woman: Season One (3-disc set)
I mention this only for all your comic fans out there. I’m not picking up either, but I know many of you are looking forward to one or the other.
Next week: BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES finally makes it out to DVD in a boxed set. Everything else pales by comparison, not that there’s much out there. It’s the following week that has more of Hollywood’s big releases.