New DVD Releases for 04 November 2008

Lots of complete boxed sets this week, oddly enough.  Let’s get to ’em!

  • Batman: The Animated Series: The Complete Collection

The DVDs are all those you might have already bought in the individual boxed sets.  But now you can get them all in one bigger and nicely designed box, complete with a new book.

  • Fraggle Rock: The Complete Collection

There was a time I never would have guessed this classic series from my childhood would make it to DVD.  And now you can buy it all in one big gulp.  Beautiful. Like the “Batman” collection above, this one has a nice big box, and will be cheaper than buying all the individual sets, I bet.

  • Futurama: Bender’s Game

This new release gets instant bonus credit for naming itself after the classic Orson Scott Card novel, though it looks to be more of a takeoff on Dungeons and Dragons.  Weird.

  • Spin City: The Complete First Season

Definitely not the series’ strongest year, but I’m sure it would be fun to go back and watch it evolve.  Note Carla Gugino’s appearance as Michael J. Fox’s girlfriend in the infamous pilot episode’s “shared hockey jersey” sequence.

  • Get Smart

This is the recent movie, though there is also a Complete Series boxed set on release this week.  That’s the third such set I’ve mentioned.  Yeesh. Be grateful I’m not mentioning “The Complete Little House on the Prairie” boxed set.


3 thoughts on “New DVD Releases for 04 November 2008

  1. Sigh, every time I buy an entire series (Macgyver, Batman TAS, all the Abbott & Costello movies) someone releases a complete set that has all the previous releases and usually an essential bonus disc I was hoping would get a separate release. Yet if you wait for the complete set it will never get released because of low sales on the individual sets.
    The Macgyver set was especially annoying as it’s the only place you can get the tv movies. Popeye’s great, though it’s partly because I think of my late grandfather when I watch them. I would say the strip collections are the far superior material (I’m hoping for volume 3 “Let’s You and Him Fight” for Christmas).

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