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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Wow. I went a whole day without saying something. This is odd.

Watched Star Trek V: The Final Frontier a few days ago. You know, as reviled as that film is in the Trekkie community, you can't deny one thing. The opening scene of Captain Kirk climbing the mountain, only to be interrupted by Spock on his jet boots has truly entered Star Trek iconography.

The big question in this house is when are we going to get our Christmas lights up? We've been hit with a cold snap for the past few days, making it just unbareably cold to be outside. We're all kicking ourselves for not hanging them two weeks ago like the rest of the town. You know, when it was freakishly warm outside.

Anyway, it's Tuesday! New DVD day! What's out today that's new and good?

Fantastic Four - The latest Marvel comics epic wannabe. You get a running commentary, some behind-the-scenes featurettes, the music videos, and a few cut scenes. Available in both widescreen and full screen.

Cinderella Man - Ron Howard's critically adored, crowd-pleasing, yet sadly bombing, boxing movie that came out back in the summer. Based on a true story, with Russel Crowe playing a down-on-his-luck boxer in the Great Depression who manages to battle his way back and become the champ. Available in a single-disc "movie only" version, and a 2-disc super-special editiong.

The Dukes of Hazzard - One of my favourite TV shows from my childhood re-imagined as a dick-and-fart joke comedy. Cut scenes, bloopers, music videos, and featurettes abound. Available in both the PG-13 theatrical version and the "unrated director's cut."

The Star Wars Trilogy - Did you miss it when it first came out a year ago? Re-released without the fourth disc that contained the documentary Empire of Dreams, thus making it a pinch cheaper.

Meanwhile, over on the animated side of the street....

Batman: The Animated Series vol. 4 - Containing all of the "new look" episodes that debuted in 1997. Available on its own, or bundled with volumes 1-3.

Garfield and Friends: Volume 5 - The one my sister has on her Christmas wish list.

The He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special - OH MY GOD!! I haven't seen this...ever! Two Earth children fall through inter-dimensional portals, wind up on Eternia and Etheria, and employ the help of He-Man and She-Ra to get them home in time for Christmas. Retrospective documentary, the script, and tons more!

The Polar Express - Last year's big Christmas movie.

Star Wars Clone Wars vol. 2 - Chapters 21 through 25 of the hit toon, filling us in on what happened between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

Superman: The Animated Series vol. 2 - The first half of season 2, which also includes the epic 3-part team-up with Batman, World's Finest.

And, my most wanted DVD of the week:

Gargoyles: Season 2 Volume 1 - The first half of the second season, showing us Goliath and the clan battling evil in New York. Includes new interviews with the creators, and a running commentary on the 4-part episode City of Stone.

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