Category Archives: DVDs

DVD sets I’ve bought.

Watership Down on DVD

Another oddity from my childhood I scored at Waterloo Records. My immediate memory of Watership Down was it being the movie my parents ditched Brian and me to see while they went to Animal House. Who saw the better flick? I would … Continue reading

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The Simpsons are returning to DVD!

Fox finally did a 180 and gave into us completists! Plus I’m not getting cable just for FX/FXX or their inevitable all Simpsons channel they’re planning (there’s over 600 episodes). Now if I could only get our PS3/PS4 to show … Continue reading

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The Ice Pirates on Blu-Ray

This little-known comedy starring Robert Urich (there’s a memorable name) was something I must’ve seen a dozen times on cable because Showtime and HBO played it to death in 1985. Then Waterloo Records had it on Blu-Ray like Night of the … Continue reading

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No more Simpsons on DVD

It’s a real pisser with my relatively recent acquisition of season 17. Contrary to the stories about declining DVD sales, I think The Simpsons were consistent sellers but Fox may have poisoned the well through the syndicating and marathons on FX. News … Continue reading

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Happy Batman Day!

DC Comics has deemed today to be the official Batman Day despite his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 having its anniversary several months earlier. I finally realized they probably chose later so it would coincide with the overhyped, over-attended San Diego convention. … Continue reading

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Adios Blockbuster, a bittersweet farewell to the Eighties

The Inadequate and Underwhelming digital, Internet 2.0 era claimed another victim (officially) today. Not to wallow in schadenfreude but it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving company. I only wish they were still an albatross around Viacom’s neck, take … Continue reading

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Early birthday present

My friend Mark gave me the coolest DVD I have ever received in years because it finally exists in legitimate form…Urgh! A Music War. Don’t let the goofy title fool you.  This concert film is an amazing time capsule containing … Continue reading

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The Simpsons 12th Season DVD

My last review was almost a year ago but at least the set came out sooner (10 months between 11 and 12). It just took me a while to watch the entire season twice because I always go through it … Continue reading

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Futurama closes out with two more…for now.

   As expected I bought the DVDs of these latest “episodes” the day they were released, I just procrastinated too long on Bender’s Game and put it aside until Into the Wild Green Yonder appeared at the end of February. … Continue reading

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Rio on Classic Albums

Back when we had Dish TV with VH-1 Classic, I got hooked on Classic Albums because I’m a sucker to hear the story behind the creation of certain landmark albums. Even if I didn’t like the artists, the program still left … Continue reading

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The Simpsons 11th Season DVD

Has it been 14 months since the last DVD set for the Simpsons? According to my site and calendars, yes. I guess the recent WGA strike also covered commentaries (unless a union member can clarify). It was a rough Summer … Continue reading

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Three Animated Shows not for Children

I haven’t posted a DVD review-story-recommendation since July due to inertia (*cough!* laziness), other stories were more pressing as they were more timely in nature and probably a touch of my ongoing anxiety (which subsided a few notches with the … Continue reading

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The Beast with a Billion Backs keeps Futurama‘s streak going

It’s only a coincidence that I posted my two cents about the latest Futurama DVD on David X Cohen’s birthday. Huh? David is the original show’s co-creator (he developed enough of it to share this credit with Groening in my … Continue reading

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Weird Science: Seasons 1 & 2

It’s pretty surprising any major or minor network would pursue another TV adaptation of a John Hughes’ movie after Uncle Buck and Ferris Bueller were cancelled within half a season. Why basic-cable channel USA tried was another mystery since Weird … Continue reading

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The Powerpuff Girls: The Complete First Season

Time-Warner finally gives the Cartoon Network’s first major hit the proper DVD treatment! Yes, I know this came out last Summer but I only watched it all the way through recently and 2008 is the 10th anniversary of the show’s … Continue reading

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Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show

Other than the first season, this is all Sony will provide of The Larry Sanders Show on DVD which is very frustrating. In addition to repeating three of the first season episodes, it’s also heavy on the last season. Rumors abound … Continue reading

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Season Two

By the second season, Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a hit and the network bumped it up to the 8/7 PM slot to kick off their Friday evenings while Clueless slunk off to UPN. I had only seen roughly a … Continue reading

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