"Tuesday's plastic corrosion awareness meeting was a big success."
Goooooood morning all.
Today, just a quick update to post some upcoming DVDs of note...
Warner has announced details for the third Looney Tunes box. The Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3 (SRP $64.92) will be available on 10/25. The 4-disc set will include 60 more animated shorts presented uncut and uncensored, including some that have never appeared on video before. Disc One will feature Bugs Bunny, Disc Two will "lampoon Hollywood", Disc Three features Porky Pig and Disc Four will feature Daffy Duck and other characters. According to early information, this 4-disc set will contain some material that "may not suitable for children." Hmm, that sounds interesting!
And for anyone who likes Tom and Jerry (not a fave of mine though), The Tom and Jerry Spotlight Collection: Volume 2, also due on 10/25 (SRP $26.99), will include 40 restored and remastered shorts on two discs, along with audio commentaries on Saturday Evening Puss, Puss N' Boots, The Night Before Christmas, and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Mouse by MADtv's Nicole Parker and animation historian Earl Kress, the Animators as Actors documentary, The Comedy Stylings of Tom and Jerry featurette, an introduction by Whoopi Goldberg and a side-by-side comparison of the color episode and B&W pencil sketches for the 1941 short Midnight Snack.
Fox is finally getting around to releasing the one Hitchcock film not yet on DVD: Lifeboat (1944) as a special edition DVD. This is one of the better ones and it will be good to finally have it available.
Disney is releasing a Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition on 10/26. No doubt it will have a few new features to entice people to re-buy (the film is out of print right now). The superior Toy Story 2 will also get reissued later this year.
And finally, anyone seen the movie Free Enterprise? We got around to watching this one over the weekend and were pretty amused by it. I think Shades was also amused because there were A/V and Sci Fi geeks in the film who were WAY more pathetic than me! Anyhow, if you're a Trek fan or, god-forbid married to one, this film might be worth a rent. William Shatner is pretty damn funny in it as well. The film is a bit formulaic at times and goes on too long, but there is enough funny material to make it through.