June 14, 2005

DVD Pick of the Week: 6/14

This week doesn't have a lot to choose from, but there is one that stands above the rest. This weeks pick is Jaws: 30th Anniversary Edition. Steven Spielberg single handedly ushered in the era of the summer blockbuster with this film version of Peter Benchley's giant shark tale.

It has been awhile since I have seen this film, but it is such a great film that it belongs in everyone's collection. This has been released a couple of times in the past, but in such an elaborate package as this. In addition to the film, there is a two hour documentary covering all aspects of the film which has received high praise from all who have seen it.

Whatever the case may be, if you don't have it, even if you already have an earlier version, this is going to be the one to get.

Other titles this week:
  • Casino: 10th Anniversary Edition. Scorsese, DeNiro, Pesci, Stone. What else do you need to know?
  • Dead Meat. This looks interesting, a mutated strain of mad cow disease turning people into flesh eating freaks?
  • A Dirty Shame. I dunno, I never really got into John Waters.
  • Gatchaman: Collector's Box. This has had so many different versions over the years. ADV is now working on releasing all of the originals.
  • Guns & Talks. This title is vaguely familiar, I can't remember from where. Street thugs decide to choose both crime and women, leading to disastrous results.
  • Hitch. This was an enjoyable Will Smith vehicle.
  • Man-Thing. A moderately enjoyable Sci-Fi original, here in it's uncut form. It is also based off of a Marvel character.
  • Road Warriors: Life and Death. A two disk retrospective of one of the greatest tag teams to ever enter the ring.
  • Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80's. A collection of classic matches from a bygone era.
  • Samurai Resurrection. This just looks like an interesting title, samurais and the dead, how can you go wrong?
  • Touch of Death. A Lucio Fulci gore fest. I have never heard of this one, but it involves dating and cannibalism.

That's it for this week.

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