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DVD Releases For Week Beginning 01-03-2005

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Well, here it is folks, the first DVD release thingy for the year of 2005. You may have noticed that the world still hasn’t been scorched and plundered by armies of terminators or no shit like that, which I find to be a crushingly disappointing development. Also, this first DVD schedule for 2005 is hardly worthy of such accolade. You would hope that maybe there was a signed Kirsten Dunst box-set, with maybe Kirsten as one of the special features, but no. You would hope there would maybe be a DVD that puts The Duke’s thoughts on Woody Allen to a visual collage of some monkeys and so on fighting each other in the jungle.

What you get instead is this fairly paltry list right here, fairly nondescript, with these exception of these three picks;

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind – Widescreen Collectors Edition

This seems to be the same as the excellent region 2 number, but this has two discs, so surely something is added? Anyhow, I don’t wanna give too much away, but when The Duke’s Best Flicks Of 2004 list finally surfaces, chances are this here’ll be in there, and I think I can say, without spoiling the surprise, that it could be higher than, say, No.2 on the list.

A beautiful, heart-breaking film, is what, and the Gondry / Kaufman commentary is brilliant. Also, Kirsten is fucking majestic.

Millennium – Complete Second Series

This here is the first of two picks that I haven’t seen yet, but that intrigue me nonetheless. The episodes I did get a chance for to gander at, mind you, were wonderfully dark affairs. Touted as basically X-Files 2 by the marketing campaigns, Chris Carter’s noir-ish, nightmarish follow-up to the show about two folks run around with torches, is a much more disturbing affair. Plus, it’s got Lance Hendrickson, although, granted, Aliens Versus Predator had him too.

Troy

I ain’t saw this yet, but it’s been sitting here beside the computer for a couple weeks. Mediocre, seemed to be the general consensus regarding its worth, but what I need to do is reserve judgment. If you’re a fan of the flick, though, this set has a bunch of featurettes and the like for to be getting on with. If only they’d fling the Special Edition tag in the direction of Peterson’s earlier, masterful Das Boot.

Anyway, here’s the full run-down. The Following Released On Tuesday 4th December

Amy (2001)
Studio: Inspired Corporation
Rated: PG-13

Animaland (1997)
Studio: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated

Augustus (2004)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: R

Aura Battler Dunbine – Vol. 11: Secrets of Byston Well (2003)
Studio: ADV Films, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated

Baby Geniuses/Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (1999)
2-DVD Set, Side-by-Side
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: PG

The Bahama Hustle (2004)
Studio: Maverick Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Be The Creature: The Complete First Season
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Unknown

Bellydance Fitness for Weight Loss with Raina – Too Hip (2004)
Studio: Goldhil Home Media International
Rated: Not Rated

Berenstain Bears – Bears Mind Their Manners (2003)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Bertie and Elizabeth (2002)
Studio: WGBH Boston Video
Rated: Not Rated

Best Motoring – Super Battle (2004)
Studio: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated

Bobby Jones – A Gospel Experience…Live in Italy (2004)
Studio: Navarre Corporation
Rated: Not Rated

Budokon – Beginning Practice (2004)
Studio: Gaiam
Rated: Not Rated

Bullfighter (2001)
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
Rated: Not Rated

Cadfael – Collector Set
13-Disc Collector’s Set.
Studio: Acorn Media Publishing Inc.
Rated: Unrated

The Cameraman’s Revenge & Other Fantastic Tales (1912)
Studio: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated

Confessions Of An Adult Film Star 2/Love Games
Studio: Ventura Distribution
Rated: Not Rated

CSI: Miami – The Complete Second Season (2003)
7-Disc Set
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Dirty Dancing/Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights – 2 P (1987)
Studio: Artisan Entertainment
Rated: PG-13

Discoveries…America – Iowa (2005)
Studio: Bennett-Watt Entertainment, Inc
Rated: Not Rated

Discoveries…America – Nebraska (2005)
Studio: Bennett-Watt Entertainment, Inc
Rated: Not Rated

Discoveries…America – South Dakota (2005)
Studio: Bennett-Watt Entertainment, Inc
Rated: Not Rated

DNAngel – Vol. 2: Double Helix (2004)
Studio: ADV Films, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated

Dragon Drive – Vol. 5: Friends in Need
Studio: Bandai Entertainment
Rated: Unrated

Dragon Knight: Wheel of Time (2003)
Studio: ADV Films, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated

Edges Of The Lord (2001)
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Rated: R

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Widescreen Collector’s Edition
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
Rated: R

Forever Knight – The Trilogy: Part Two (1994)
6-Disc Set
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Fraggle Rock – Dance Your Cares Away
Studio: Hit Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Fraggle Rock – Where It All Began (2004)
Studio: Hit Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Gate Keepers – Vol. 7: The Shadow! (2000)
Signature Series
Studio: Geneon Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Gene Autry Collection – The Old West (1952)
Studio: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated

Genesis: Classic Rock Tribute
Studio: Navarre Corporation
Rated: Not Rated

Gundam Seed – Vol. 6: Momentary Silence
Studio: Bandai Entertainment
Rated: Unrated

Gundam Seed – Vol. 7: Suspicious Motives
Studio: Bandai Entertainment
Rated: Unrated

Hanaukyo Maid Team La Verite – Vol. 1: How Do You Do, Master? (2004)
Limited Edition with Collector’s Art Box, Extra Pencilboard
Studio: Geneon Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Hanaukyo Maid Team La Verite – Vol. 1: How Do You Do, Master? (2004)
Studio: Geneon Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: R

Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)
Extended Version
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Unrated

Hotter Wetter Stickier Funnier
Studio: Navarre Corporation
Rated: Not Rated

Ikki Tousen – Vol. 3: Water Wars (2004)
Studio: Geneon Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Karen Voight – Pilates Core Power: Abdominals & Back (2004)
Studio: Ventura Distribution
Rated: Not Rated

Karen Voight – Ultimate Step Circuit (2004)
Studio: Ventura Distribution
Rated: Not Rated

Kathy Kaehler Basics: Total Fitness Workout (2004)
Studio: Ventura Distribution
Rated: Not Rated

Kathy Kaehler Basics: Workout Class (2005)
Studio: Ventura Distribution
Rated: Not Rated

Kaze No Yojimbo – Vol. 6: Mystery Unveiled
Studio: Bandai Entertainment
Rated: Unrated

Las Vegas: Season One (2003)
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
Rated: Not Rated

The Little Black Book (2004)
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rated: PG-13

Lo Mejor De Bienvenidos En La Alcoba (2004)
Studio: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated

Lo Mejor De Bienvenidos En La Playa (2004)
Studio: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated

Magic in the Water (1995)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: PG

Millennium – Season Two DVD Collection (1997)
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Mischief Rock Set (2004)
Studio: Ventura Distribution
Rated: Not Rated

More Yoga for the Rest of Us with Peggy Cappy (2004)
Studio: WGBH Boston Video
Rated: Not Rated

Mucha Lucha: The Return Of El Malefico
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Not Rated

National Geographic – Beyond the Movie: Troy (2004)
Side by Side
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Unknown

Nova – Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America (2004)
Studio: WGBH Boston Video
Rated: Not Rated
The Duke SaysInteresting sounding documentary affair concerning Irish immigrant Mary Mallon, ie, Typhoid Mary, a woman who left trails of typhoid cases behind her like breadcrumbs, and yet she herself lived a long, happily-persecuted life. This details all the social brouhaha as well as the biographical shenanigans, telling how this disease victim was quarantined and sent for to live on an island in New York’s East River. Probably a Discovery Channel-type set-up.

The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story
Studio: Navarre Corporation
Rated: Not Rated

Rick Springfield – Live and Kickin’ (1982)
Studio: Navarre Corporation
Rated: Not Rated

Rick Steves’ Europe: Britain (2004)
Studio: Avalon Travel Publishing
Rated: Not Rated
The Duke SaysAnd, of course, Britain isn’t part of Europe. Yet. But it’s so close, sure what difference does it make? Maybe we can look forward to Rick Steves’ Europe: Zimbabwe in the near-future.

Rick Steves’ Europe: Eastern Europe (2004)
Studio: Avalon Travel Publishing
Rated: Not Rated

Ride the Wild Surf (1964)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Riding Giants (2004)
Special Edition
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: PG-13

Riding Giants (SE)/Dogtown and Z-Boys (SE) (2001)
2-DVD Set, Side by Side
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: PG-13
The Duke SaysThe acclaimed documentary on the skateboarding and such gets coupled with the recent Riding Giants, being a documentary about the surfing, and not a porn about maybe some folks get it on with Michael Clark Duncan and the fella from Big Fish.

Sailor Moon SuperS – Vol. 6 (1995)
Signature Series
Studio: Geneon Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

SD Gundam Force – Vol. 9:Last Hope for Victory
Studio: Bandai Entertainment
Rated: Unrated

Secrets Of The Kama Sutra 2: Nirvana (2004)
Studio: Ventura Distribution
Rated: Not Rated

Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: PG

Speakeasy (2002)
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Rated: PG-13

Spongebob Squarepants – Home Sweet Pineapple (2004)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Star Ocean EX – Vol. 1: The Inception (2004)
Limited Edition with Collector’s Art Box
Studio: Geneon Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

Star Ocean EX – Vol. 1: The Inception (2004)
Studio: Geneon Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

The Tenchi Universe Collection – Vol. 7 (1995)
Signature Series
Studio: Geneon Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated

The Traveling Executive Workout (2004)
Studio: Ventura Distribution
Rated: Not Rated

Troy (2004)
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Unknown

Troy (2004)
Widescreen
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Unknown

Troy / Sleepers
Back to Back
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Unknown
The Duke SaysBaffling choice is what this is. I can understand the pairing with Ben Hur, as listed underneath, but a historical epic about two fellas fight and something with a big horse coupled with a flick about a prison guard molests young boys and then they extract bloody revenge? It seems a bit surreal. Brad Pitt’s in both, so I guess that’s the “link” and such.

Troy / Sleepers
Side by Side
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Unknown

Troy/Ben Hur
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Unknown

Twelfth Night/Macbeth (1997)
Studio: Home Vision
Rated: Not Rated

Wolf’s Rain – Vol. 5: War For the Soul
Studio: Bandai Entertainment
Rated: Unrated

Well, till next week folks.

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    BABY GENIUSES 2 IS OUT????? Oh my god! I gotta get to Best Buy right now! Oh wait… THAT Baby Geniuses? Uh, never mind.