"Integrity is something you sell the public."
Late again this week...oh well, here it is anyway. I caught the new Star Wars film (or file) over the weekend and I'll bore you all with my thoughts soon, but for now, here's this week's bucket 'o fun. No huge hit new releases this week, but a mish-mash of catalog titles.
Bedtime for Bonzo (1951) Wow, I've been waiting for this...for...hmm, I don't recall.
Bullit: 2-Disc Special Edition (1968) This was available before as a bare-bonz DVD, now all spruced up and ready for...another box set!
The Complete James Dean Collection The set includes East of Eden, (first time on DVD) Giant (the same DVD that's out already), and Rebel Without a Cause (was out before as a basic disc, now redone). DVD Savant has a good review of the set here.
Danger Mouse: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 I caught this odd British animated show on cable years ago and found it very amusing...it's been available on DVD in the UK for a while now. Cor Chief!
The Essential Steve McQueen Collection: Bullitt, Papillon, The Getaway, The Cincinnati Kid, Tom Horn, and Never So Few. What, is it Steve McQueen month???
The Four Seasons (1981) I remember watching this, Alan Alda's directorial debut, on HBO back in the early 80s...it seemed good, but so did a lot of things that don't hold up so well! Maybe I'll catch it again one of these days.
The Front Page (1974) The not-so-hot Billy Wilder version.
The Gary Cooper Collection Universal spits out a few more titles from the old Paramount library: Design for Living (1933), The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935), Peter Ibbetson (1935), The General Died at Dawn (1936), and Beau Geste (1939).
Marlon Brando: The Franchise Collection Another Universal box with, shall we say, less impressive Brando titles. At least it's cheap. It includes: The Ugly American (1963), The Appaloosa (1966), A Countess from Hong Kong (1967, Hmm, Brando in a Charles Chaplin-directed film...), and The Night of the Following Day (1968). DVD Savant reviews this set here.
Moonlighting: Seasons 1 and 2 I never watched this show when it was on. Was it good? How did I avoid seeing it? Oh yeah, it was shown on Tuesdays...
The Parent Trap Special Edition (1998) I'm sure there was a lot of pent-up demand for an SE of this one...
Viva Knievel! (1977) All right! 70s flashback time.