Looking for the one top, must-have DVD of the week? Well, you have come to the right place. This is the one place you need to come each Tuesday to find out which of all of those new releases you need to immediately run out and add to your collection. This is the only place that will shoot straight with you and properly advise you on how you should spend what's in your wallet. Well, not really, but I will give you some thoughts on what I think the top new release is, as well as some of the other releases that will be arriving on the shelves this week. This week has a nice assortment of titles that will be worthy of your money, but like Highlander says: "There can be only one."
This week's top pick is season 8 of Seinfeld, arguably the greatest sitcom ever. Yes, I know that is highly subjective, but that's how I feel about it. It does not matter just how many times I watch them, I will laugh, guaranteed. I know what lines are coming up, I still laugh. The show is eminently quotable and relatable. There are not many days that go by that a Seinfeld joke is not made, or referenced.
Season 8, while still funny, did suffer a decline in quality. This is due to Larry David leaving the show. Still, this season has such classic moments as Elaine's graceful dancing skills, George trying to get fired by the Yankees, Jerry getting involved in cockfighting, and Kramer selling his life story to Peterman, who is trying to write his memoirs.
All 23 episodes are presented in their original full screen format with 2.0 Dolby Digital audio. Among special features, the 4-disc box set includes the 23-minute "Jerry Seinfeld: Submarine Captain" documentary, deleted scenes, various behind-the-scenes featurettes, a 26-minute blooper reel, and 13 episode commentaries by the show's cast, producers, and writers.
Also out this week:
- Rescue Me: The Complete Third Season. I love this show — Denis Leary is fantastic. I am looking forward to the start of season 4; this will fill the space until that time.
- Robin Hood: Season One. I have not seen this show, but I am interested to see what they have done for this re-imagining. Hey, the new Dr. Who is great, why not Robin Hood?
- Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster. Another remaster from the Toho monster library? Yes please. The other releases, including the long-awaited release of the original Godzilla have been great.
- Fantastic Four: Extended Cut. Just in time for the debut of the sequel, surprise, surprise. This new two disk set features a longer cut, which hopefully can't hurt the already mediocre film.
- Norbit. This is here as a warning. It is awful — don't watch, rent, or buy.
- The Messengers. The debut of the Pang Brothers in English is a mediocre outing at best. There are some good elements, but nothing to raise it above the level of rental only.
- WWE: The Ladder Match. I have pretty much lost my interest in wrestling, but this set looks to be pretty good, they have put on some spectacular ladder matches over the years.
- The Best of The Tonight Show: King of Late Night. Johnny Carson, what else need be said?
- A Fistful of Dollars: 2 Disk Collector's Edition. Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood, the definition of spaghetti western, and among the best westerns.
- For a Few Dollars More: 2 Disk Collector's Edition. See above.
- Highlander: The Search for Vengeance. The new anime version of the sci-fi/fantasy classic. Could be interesting…
- The Henry Rollins Show: Season One. From IFC, never seen an episode, but how can you go wrong with Rollins?
- Henry Rollins: Uncut from NYC . I have seen him live, and other DVD shows, always entertaining, I do not see this being any different.
- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Remix). Not familiar with this, but apparently they take scenes from the original and place new performances in them, including Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth) as Cesare. I am intrigued.
- The Outer Limits Volume One. Classic sci-fi television, how can you go wrong?
- Fired!. Ever been fired? This is one for you.
- Toxic Zombies. Hey, it said zombies, I like zombies.
Hey, that's not all, as a special bonus, this week also features some new music that I am interested in:
- Poison: Poison'd. An '80s hair metal act doing covers of classic rock cuts? Sounds like a train wreck.
- Dream Theater: Systematic Chaos. New DT? I am so there, they are easily one of the best acts out there today.
- Chris Cornell: Carry On. No sooner did Audioslave disintegrate than Cornell announced a new solo album. I did like the last solo album, here's hoping.
- Tesla: Real to Reel. Tesla is a band that has always put out good music, let's hope this is no different.
- Marilyn Manson: Eat Me, Drink Me. Manson has been on a bit of decline for what, the past decade? I have still enjoyed it. We shall see if the magic is still there.
- The Police: Anthology. A new two disk set of Police classics, the way Sting was meant to be heard.
So, what are you getting this week?