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Thursday, January 5 2006

Dark Water: Unrated Widescreen Edition (2005)

'I'm attracted by the unknown, by the unexplainable,' says director Walter Salles.


Wednesday, January 4 2006

Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers: Volume 1

Bringing together Three Stooges-style slapstick and Looney Tunes-ish physics, Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers offers no in-between or subtlety.


Tuesday, January 3 2006

Erasure: The Erasure Show - Live in Cologne [DVD]

Capturing the Nightbird tour for posterity, Erasure treats their fans to the expected elaborate games of dress up. Oh yeah, and some great music, too.


Home Improvement: The Complete Third Season

Home Improvement's third season is its best, as crack-up funny as it is heartfelt.


Monday, January 2 2006

Queen: Queen: Under Review 1973-1980 [DVD]

Here's a documentary that takes an almost CSPAN approach to discussing a rock band.


Sunday, December 25 2005

Unfinished Business: The Japanese-American Internment Cases (1984)

If it isn't a documentary masterpiece, Unfinished Business is still an impressive work, valuable for its documentation of three American heroes and its insistence that the tragic civil-liberties violations of the Japanese-American internment not be forgotten.


Friday, December 23 2005

Garfield: Cat Tales (Prime Time Gift Set)

Box set of early prime time specials features America's favorite sarcastic fat cat.


The Ed Sullivan Show: Rock ‘N’ Roll Classics Box Set

The Byrds appear with a young David Crosby playing 'Mr. Tambourine Man', and a frantic Buddy Holly plays his guitar like he was punk rock's forefather.


Sins of the Fleshapoids (1965, 1967)

Although the three short movies on the Sins of the Fleshapoids DVD have this uniquely '60s zero-budget feel to them, their ambitions outpace those of your typical grindhouse quickie.


Thursday, December 22 2005

Barbra Streisand: The Television Specials [DVD]

This could be an eccentric heaven, served on a quirky silver platter.


The Golden Girls: The Complete Third Season

They're charismatic and dead-on in their comic timing, especially Bea Arthur, who could very well be television's all-time coolest woman.


Christmas With SCTV

If you need a reason to buy the Christmas disc, the answer is John Candy.


The Prophecy: Forsaken (2005)

Here the angels are evil, God never makes an appearance, and humans are unreliable and fragile.


Wednesday, December 21 2005

Green Day: Bullet in a Bible [CD + DVD]

Proof that Green Day are one of the world's best and biggest rock bands -- no qualifiers necessary.


Tuesday, December 20 2005

That ‘70s Show: Season Three

The show cleverly picks up on the aftermath of '60s revolutions and the Vietnam war, as well as the new decade's kitschy playfulness.


Star Wars: Clone Wars, Volume 2 (2005)

Watching others play in George Lucas' universe can also be sort of heartwarming.


Friday, December 16 2005

24 - Season Four

All this torture is variously named, always painful, sometimes inhumane treatments of suspects or folks with info they're afraid to give up. Most everyone in 24 works in a hurry.


Thursday, December 15 2005

Keane: Strangers [DVD]

Three guys, no guitar, one glorious, sweepingly majestic record after seven years of no luck. A better 2-DVD set for a band with one studio album you won't find.


Horatio Hornblower: Collector’s Edition

One wishes that the creators of the series had stuck more to the spirit of the Hornblower books than the letter, but Forester's fans are in their own way as rabid as Tolkien's or J.K. Rowling's, and they must be appeased.


Wednesday, December 14 2005

The Who: Tommy and Quadrophenia Live [DVD]

Considering how much Who material is out there, it's nice to see something new and valuable come along.


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