Welcome back! Well, to some of you, anyway. To the rest of you, glad you decided to stop by and I hope this humble column helps you navigate the stacks of new releases each week. My goal is to point you toward titles of interest and warn you away from those films that seek to do nothing but leech away your time and give you nothing in return.
Full disclosure: I have not seen many of these titles, and what follows are not necessarily reviews, but opinions based upon what I know of the titles I pluck from the new release lists I peruse. The opinions I give based on the new releases are my own, and my recommendations are based on my personal interest. In any case, I hope you enjoy and perhaps find something you like or a title to point me towards.
The Prisoner: The Complete Series (Blu-ray). I have been wanting to see this series for a long time. I remember watching episodes of it on PBS, but never got to see the entire run. Many times I had considered purchasing the DVD set, but it was always so expensive. It is now arriving on Blu-ray at a much more reasonable price (less than half of what the old DVD set was going for). The series stars Patrick McGoohan as Number Six. He is a former secret agent who is abducted and taken to an island, which serves as a very strange prison. His captors want information, he offers nothing and continually attempts escape. This series has been rumored to be turned into a feature in the future, with, I believe, Bryan Singer helming.
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (also Blu-ray). Yes! More Battlestar! This has to be one of my favorite series. You know how it is when a favorite series goes away, you are always left wanting more. This film takes us all the way back to the beginning of the series and gives us the story through the eyes of the Cylons. I am looking forward to getting this new look at the conflict, not to mention more Battlestar!
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (also Blu-ray). Despite being a step up from the second film, I cannot throw my support behind this one, as it still feels like a franchise stretched past its expiration date.This time out our ragtag group of critters find some dinosaur eggs and embark on a journey into dinosaur country underneath the ice. The kids will like it, but will likely move on to something else rather quickly.