Wednesday, July 19, 2006

New on DVD 7/18/06

Here are the exciting new DVD releases from this week:

The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. - The Complete Series
Hired by local robber barons, Harvard Law Graduate Brisco County, Jr. searches for the members of the infamous John Bly gang, the same men who killed his father, a famous marshal and western legend. Accompanied by his one-time rival and fellow bounty hunter Lord Bowler, Brisco rides through the West trying to bring his father's killers to justice. Along the way, he encounters mysterious golden orbs with strange abilities and colorful characters who help or hinder his mission as he hunts down the Bly gang one by one.

The best role of the Bruce Campbell's career by far!

Special features include:
Commentary by Bruce Campbell and Carlton Cuse on the pilot
Brisco's Book of Coming Things: video catalog of the show's signature references to future items and ideas
"The History of Brisco County" - retrospective documentary
Tools of the Trade: interactive Brisco lore featurette gallery
A Reading from the Book of Bruce
A Brisco County Writer's Room: round table with key series creative personnel
Booklet liner notes by Bruce Campbell

Meet the Feebles
Heidi The Hippo, the star of the Meet The Feebles Variety Hour discovers her husband Bletch, The Walrus is cheating and with all the world waiting for the show the assorted co-stars must contend with their own problems. These include drug abuse, extortion, robbery, AIDS and even murder. While this is happening the love between two of the stars is threatened by the devious Trevor the Rat, who wishes to exploit the young starlet.

Peter Jackson's weirdest movie to date gets a terrible DVD release here with no special features. It's such a shame since a few years back a special edition of this film was promised but never released.

Astro Boy - Greatest Astro Adventures
The first ever Astro Boy series created in full color, takes viewers on an amazing journey showcasing the true meaning of being a hero. Astro Boy learns the importance of kindness, compassion and selflessness in the face of life’s obstacles. Children and adults alike will enjoy this very influential animated joy ride and cherish its timeless message of hope. When a brilliant robot engineer named Doctor Boynton looses his son Toby in a tragic accident, the dedicated but heartbroken scientist uses his technical skills to construct a robot in the boy's image. But hope was lost when he realized the robot could never fill the void left in his heart
No special features.

Jack of All Trades - The Complete Series
American spy/adventurer Jack Stiles is sent by Thomas Jefferson to the tiny South Pacific island of Polau Polau to work with British spy Emilia Rothschild to stop the advances of the French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte in his bid for world conquest.

Wow two Bruce Campbell TV series on DVD in one week! Jack of all Trades was an hilarious show from the people who made Hercules and Xena it's ashame however as with most of the releases this week it has no extra features.


Mob said...

Yay Brisco, though I am a little antsy about the price.

I guess it's something I can rationalize out, since it is just the one set.

Becca said...

I have been complaining about the price for the Brisco set since I heard what it was. I almost won't pay that much for any TV box set out of protest, not to mention I'd hate to give the people who make these things a precident to charge that much for everything...that said this will be an exception. This is such a great show I just have to get it.

And there are a few folks who have it on sale this week so I think I'll take advantage of that.