I was going to write about my niece, remember? Well, my folks were visiting over the weekend and it didn't happen. Maybe this week. In the meantime, let's do the usual new DVDs of the week thing:
The 400 Blows This classic has been on DVD a couple of times before, once by Criterion in the late 1990s. Criterion gets the rights back and does a new DVD.
The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Sixth Season
Big Momma's House 2 Martin Lawrence sinks...even...lower.
Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams Dude, was this one out of DVD before? Don't know, I was high at the time...
Cinderella Man The Ron Howard boxing pic hits HD-DVD this week.
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist: Season One
Earthquake (1974) Well what do you know, it's 1970s disaster movie week! They're all re-dos with new film transfers and bonuses. Bring on the destruction!
Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Sixth Season
The Facts Of Life: The Complete First And Second Seasons Did you know that this show ran for almost ten years?!
Golden Girls: The Complete Fifth Season Soon my sisters will be swimming in Golden Girls DVDs!
Jarhead Another HD-DVD release.
Late Spring (1949) Criterion releases the Yasujiro Ozu film.
Life Goes On: The Complete First Season Patti LuPone's first TV series. So you do learn something new everyday!
Munich The Spielberg film comes out in one or two DVD versions.
The New World Terrence Malick's version of the John Smith/Pocahontas story. And though I haven't seen it yet, I can tell that like his other films, this one will be a love it or hate it thing.
The Poseidon Adventure: Special Edition I once saw a documentary on TV about the fans of this film. And that was scarier than the movie was!
Rumor Has It... (2005)
Scrubs: The Complete Third Season
Sgt. Bilko - 50th Anniversary Edition (The Phil Silvers Show)
That 70s Show: Season Four
The Towering Inferno: Special Edition The 1974 disaster movie could be the pinnacle (sorry!) of the 70s disaster genre. It's got everything:
An all star cast, sometimes referred to as a "Grand Hotel on fire". What other film has Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and O.J. Simpson in it!
A huge budget with lots of explosions, people falling out of skyscrapers, and more fake smoke than you can shake a stick at.
A moral commentary on modern life: Yes indeedy, the hero fire chief gets to give a stern finger wagging to the corrupt architects/builders who cut corners to save money. Go Steve!
A collection of has-been celebrities including Fred Astaire (man, he was all over the place in the 1970s, wasn't he), Jennifer Jones, and William Holden. So there you have it...a disaster-fest of flaming fun!
Training Day HD-DVD
The West Wing: The Complete Sixth Season