There is a metric tonne of TV shows on DVD arriving in stores this week. Fatten up your wallet, TV fans, before heading to Best Buy.
From the animated world:
Astroboy: Ultra Edition: Set 1 Avatar: The Last Airbender: Book 1: Water, Volume 2 Danger Mouse: Seasons 5 & 6 Robot Chicken: Volume 1 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Volume 1
From the genre worlds:
Dark Shadows: DVD Collection 23 Doctor Who: The Beginning Collection Godzilla: The Series: Vol 02: Monster Mayhem Godzilla: The Series: Vol 03: Mutant Madness The Invisible Man: Season 1 Masters of Horror: Cigarette Burns (John Carpenter) Masters of Horror: Dreams In The Witch House (Stuart Gordon) Quantum Leap: The Complete 4th Season The X-Files: Season 4 The X-Files: Season 5 The X-Files: Season 6
Those are the new slimmer cased versions, that might also be missing the last disc of bonus supplements.
From the world of reality/documentary television:
American Muscle Car: Season 1 Dog the Bounty Hunter: The Best of Season 2 Modern Marvels: Extreme Gadgets Modern Marvels: FBI’s Crime Lab Modern Marvels: Great Inventions Modern Marvels: Walt Disney World
And everything else:
The Andy Milonakis Show: The Complete 1st Season Degrassi: The Next Generation: Season 3 Friends: The One With All The Babies Friends: The One With All The Birthdays Friends: The One With All The Weddings Highway to Heaven: Season 3 Knots Landing: The Complete 1st Season Northern Exposure: The Complete 4th Season Not the Nine O’Clock News: Best Of Six Feet Under: The Complete 5th Season Wonder Showzen: Season 1
Not the Nine O’Clock News is about the closest I get to being excited for a release this week. Rowan Atkinson is hilarious.
Onto the movie highlights:
Barry Manilow: Music and Passion (2-disc set)
All this talk about him in the past week on the American Idol threads meant that I had to include this release. I believe it’s a live performance disc.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2-disc set) (2005)
Has anyone actually seen this yet? Is it any good?
Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (2005)
I’m trying. Sorry, “I’m Tryin’”. Godzilla: Monster Edition (1998)
Unnecessary Special Edition Winner of the Week!
King Kong: Special Edition (widescreen) (2-disc set) (2005) King Kong (widescreen) (2005) King Kong (pan-and-scan) (2005)
I’m waiting for the four disc edition at Christmas time. No, that’s not for certain yet. I’m just guessing. I have remarkably little patience for three hour movies these days, though.
Memoirs of a Geisha (2-disc set) (2005)
This was supposed to be better remembered at Oscar time than it ended up being.
Next week: The Greatest Unnecessary Special Edition Title of All Time. I kid you not. Plus: a second edition of CRASH already. Another season of DAWSON’S CREEK. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. And more!