New releases, 31 August 2004

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 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.

7 thoughts on “New releases, 31 August 2004

  1. Don’t quote me, but I do believe Best Buy is carrying The Passion for $15.99.

  2. I thought I was the only soul on the planet that loved Free Enterprise… I have it on VHS… need to buy the DVD.

    I wonder who has Star Trek Season 1 the cheapest?

  3. I’m just a little surprised that you didn’t list “Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Season 2”. The first box set was terrific.

  4. Jody –> I could never get into Rocky and Bullwinkle. I can hear the sharp intakes of breath from the crowd on that admission. Call it a personality flaw. It just never did much for me.

  5. Free Enterprise — yay! Yaaaaay! Can’t wait for the sequel.

    The only must buy for me is ST: TOS, but even at $100 that’s a sizable purchase. I might have to rent and um… not burn copies.

  6. Thing that annoys me about the Rocky and Bulwinkle sets is that the show is not presented in its original form due to copyright difficulties.

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