"I'm crushing your head. Crush. Crush."
So what do you know, I'm getting this post out on time! Stranger things happen I suppose...so anyhow, it's Tuesday again, the day of holy media releases. Best Buy has set out their tables of bountiful media goodness, ready to feed the hungry masses of people, just waiting for their helping of DVDs. Gotta get your fix, but don't be a prick and trample that guy in the wheelchair over the last copy of The Best of Gallagher Volume 2. On that nausiating note, let's get into this week's DVDs:
3rd Rock From the Sun: Complete Season 2 This was a show that was funny at times, but seemed to wear thin pretty quickly, at least for me. I can't imagine needing to own it, but if you do...
Alias: The Complete Fourth Season Another season set with hot women on the cover...I'm sure it helps to sell it!
Bewitched (2005) This was apparently pretty mediocre, which means it's probably above average for a movie re-do of a 1960s TV show.
Bewitched: The Complete Second Season And of course the TV show. You can buy it in black & white or colorized.
Detective Story (1951)
Hart To Hart: The Complete First Season Really, was this necessary?!
Herbie: Fully Loaded The original Love Bug film is actually pretty OK, but this just seems pathetic...
Leonard Bernstein Concert Box Set A 9 DVD set of live performances.
Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3 Crap, I haven't even finished watching all the stuff in Volume 2!
Save the Tiger (1973) Another Jack Lemmon power performance.
Titanic Special Collector's Edition This movie has needed a DVD update for a while now since the old disc came out in the late 90s as a bare-bones non-anamorphic release. The new set has 3 DVDs (though Region 2 gets a 4th disc with extra content) with the film spread over 2 of them. You get a new film transfer, which is apparently killer and a bunch of bonus material. It won't save the film's awful dialogue and cardboard characters, but the setpieces and effects will be even better now...the only reason I can think of for watching it. DVD Savant has a good review of the DVD here which recognizes the problems (and even talks about the Nazi Titanic film!) while recognizing what Cameron got right.
The Wizard of Oz Yes, it's the third time on DVD for this classic. The last DVD was good, but this one's supposed to be even better with more stuff. It's available in either a 2 or 3 disc set. The 3 disc one has a bunch of extras on L Frank Baum and earlier versions of Oz plus re-creations of premiere program books and tickets. For the serious fans, of course! For a complete rundown of the goodies, click here.