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.