It’s a large release list this week, with 50 discs up for sale. That’s why I would recommend checking out the full list for yourself. In the meantime, here’s what catches my fancy:
The Passion of the Christ (widescreen) (2004)
Haven’t seen it yet, but would like to. Still, I think it’s more a rental than a purchase. I don’t think I’d be inclined to watch it a second time. Should Best Buy have it on sale at some ridiculously cheap price, though, I might have to look into it.
South Park: The Passion of the Jew (2004)
Ah, counterprogramming. . .
Star Trek: The Original Series: Season One (8-disc set)
It’s the big geek release of the week, tailor made for those who didn’t jump aboard the DVD bandwagon early enough to know a time when TV series were still being released two-episodes-at-a-time. Thankfully, X-FILES came along and showed the way.
Trekkies 2 (2004)
I still haven’t seen the original TREKKIES. I did see and enjoy FREE ENTERPRISE, though. Doesn’t that count for something?
Good, it’s a cheap week. I didn’t pick up SHAOLIN SOCCER last week, so I’ll handle that this week, instead.
Looking forward to next week: A metric tonne of TV releases, SOUL PLANE, CLERKS X, and the longest list of DVD releases for a single week that I’ve ever seen. Heck, I think the list of TV releases numbers almost 50 discs. We might need to play with numbers next week to tally the totals.
Update: Stopped at Best Buy today. Picked up SHAOLIN SOCCER and a special two pack of TREKKIES and TREKKIES 2. I’ve always wanted to see those two…
Second Update: I received an e-mail from Amazon.com today, which outlines 17 TV-to-DVD releases due out on September 7th. That’s ridiculous. Still, December 7th is looking like the day to beat for most number of interesting releases. More on this next week, though.