With Black Friday and Cyber Monday now behind us, Christmas season is here. Be sure to check out all the store circulars and keep a watchful eye on your favorite web sites. Amazon, for one, is doing some amazing daily deals on different DVDs. (Yesterday, they offered the complete BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TV series for under $100.) But other website are deep discounting DVDs, as well. This is as good a time to catch up on those releases you missed earlier this year as it is to focus on the new. Any TV series that’s had three or four seasons released to DVD is likely to have its first season deeply discounted. Hot movies from the summer are bound to be loss leaders. Keep an eye out.
In the meantime, here’s what’s new this week:
- Futurama: Bender’s Big Score
It’s another one of those FOX animated series that just won’t die. Like FAMILY GUY returning to glory, FUTURAMA is getting its second chance now with a direct-to-DVD movie release. It’ll eventually be broken down into individual episodes, but this is the only way to see it for now.
Cover art looks like a chick flick, but Keri Russell is kind of cute. And Andy Griffith is in it. MATLOCK and FELICITY, together at last!
- Mr. Bean’s Holiday
It got wretched reviews, but it’s still Rowan Atkinson doing physical comedy for an hour and a half or so. Can’t be a total loss, right?
Did you know they made a live action movie out of a toy line designed specifically to corrupt our nation’s female youth?
- Hot Fuzz
This is a three disc edition, for those who couldn’t get enough of the movie during its original DVD releases not all that many moons ago. . .
What else excites you for this week?