"We all have our little faults. Mine's in California."
So here we are after Thanksgiving and good 'ol Black Friday. I slept through all the raging deals and have no regrets. If you enjoy that kind of thing, more power to you. There is a new wrinkle in the Hobbit/Peter Jackson business. Apparently the rights to the book end up with an independent producer who with no ties to New Line, the studio Jackson's suing, and plans to have him direct it. So we'll have to wait and see how this all pans out. Check out this story for more info. Now, let's get into what's on deck for this week:
7th Heaven - The Complete Third Season I know you're all about to add this gem to your queues!
The Ant Bully CG talking animals (or bugs), celebrity voices, you know the drill...
An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder Kevin Smith fans, this is a good week for you.
Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition The 1973 Disney film gets its second DVD release; this time in widescreen.
A Star Is Born (1976) The 70s version of this film comes to DVD for the first time. Streisand and Kristofferson!
St. Elsewhere: Season 1 I really liked this show when it was on in the 80s. I'm very curious to see how it holds up today.
Superman Returns It's Superman week with the studio shoving every possible Superman movie product out on the shelves. This is the 2006 film with, to quote my sisters, "the hunky Superman." I found the film to be just OK; a bit of a disappointment that doesn't top the 1978 film.
Superman - Ultimate Collector's Edition This is the big enchilada: pretty much all the Superman film stuff stuffed into a 14 DVD box set which includes: Superman The Movie: Special Edition (1978, a 4 DVD set that includes both theatrical and extended cuts), Superman II - Two Disc Special Edition (1980), Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (the reconstruction of the film--Donner was fired during production and replaced with Richard Lester. This version restores some scenes with Marlon Brando that were dropped so they wouldn't have to pay him), Superman III - Deluxe Edition (1983), Superman IV: The Quest For Peace - Deluxe Edition (1987, anyone actually see this stinker?), and the new Superman Returns set. There are gobs of extras and all films are available by themselves.
Van Wilder: Two-Disc Van Gone Wilder Edition This SE should make my brother in-law happy!
By the way, DVD Savant has a good review of the Preston Sturges box set that came out last week, which can be found here.