It’s the biggest release list I’ve ever seen, and I’ve followed these things obsessively for quite a while now.
Sit back and enjoy, or go to TVShowsonDVD.com and DVDJournal.com for the complete lists. In fact, please do so. There are some titles I know you’re all going to add in the comments section below, but I just can’t discuss them all this week. I’d be here all day typing if I did.
TV Shows of interest:
Alias, Season 4
American Gothic, The Complete Series
The Captain and Tennille: Ultimate Collection
I had to throw that one in for a good laugh.
Danger Mouse, Seasons 3 & 4 Set
Point Pleasant, The Complete Series
That one includes five episodes never aired on FOX, which also promise a satisfying finish to the series.
ABBA: The Movie (1977)
I’m still waiting for THIRD EYE BLIND: The Movie.
The Breakdance Kid (2004)
Disco Pigs (2005)
Tell me these two are related in some way. Please?
The Emperor’s New Groove: The New Groove Edition (2000)
They gave up on creative names at Disney, didn’t they?
Tarzan: Special Edition (2-disc set) (1999)
No, that was last week. I know that for a fact.
Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)
“Fully loaded” describes the average Friday night for Lindsay Lohan, too.
House of Wax (widescreen) (2005)
Gotta love a movie so confident in its ability to entertain an audience that it relied on a “Die, Paris, Die” marketing campaign to sell it.
The Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Vol. 3 (4-disc set)
The release of the week. “Duck! Rabbit! Duck!” (with commentary), “Robin Hood Daffy” (with commentary), “Rocket Squad” (with Paul Dini commentary), “Super Rabbit”, “Odor-able Kitty”, “Rabbit Punch”, and “To Beep or Not To Beep” are all included. Honestly, this isn’t the most exciting of the three volumes, but there’s still plenty of classic animation in there to justify its price ten times over.
Click on the link for the full list of features.
Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection – Volume 2
Includes “The Bowling Alley-Cat”, “Mouse in Manhattan”, “The Night Before Christmas”, and more.
Sadly, they’re still editing out voices in this set. Stupid stupid stupid. And the set is introduced by Whoopi Goldberg. How necessary was that? Perhaps if they weren’t editing out the potentially-offensive voice work, I’d be OK with her introducing the set and explaining it. But I don’t think that’s what’s happening here, either. ::sigh::
Also, the set is very badly timed. You don’t want to release this the same week as the Looney Tunes set – Bugs always wins. I’m sure it’ll be a good Christmas present type set, though.
My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas
I can’t skip this release this week after fawning over THE CARE BEARS last week, can I? OK, so I could. Too late now, though.
Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Was this trip really necessary? (Sorry, I’m in full fledged 1940s Warner Bros. mode now.)
Titanic: Special Edition (3-disc set) (1997)
Go ahead and laugh – I like the movie. And the original DVD release was a real stinker. It’s about time they made up for it, even if they cut out the last disc in Region 1 that Region 2 will be getting. ::sigh::
The Wizard of Oz: Special Edition (2-disc set) (1939)
Enjoy. I don’t need to ever see it again after seeing it once too often in my childhood.
There’s more stuff out next week, including the “special” edition of OFFICE SPACE, which at least promises an anamorphic print if not much in the way of special material. THE WAR OF THE WORLDS is also out, as is STAR WARS III.