Friday, December 21, 2007

If you're not done Christmas shopping

DVDs make a great and easy gift if you're still trying to decide on things. Here are a few recommendations from us:

  • The Sopranos - Season 6, Part 2 and The Sopranos - Season 6, Part 2 [HD DVD]: The final set of the series goes out with a whimper and not a bang. This one should have been loaded with special features, but isn't. The series, though, stands on its own merits. It wasn't always even quality, but it was heads above most other shows.
  • The McCartney Years: A comprehensive history of Paul McCartney videos. Completists complain it doesn't have everything and the live shows on the third disc are excerpted, but for most, this set works nicely.
  • Perry Mason - Season Two, Vol. 2: The most recent release of this fine series. Raymond Burr was steel jawed and tough as nails. A classic series.
  • Cult Camp Classics 1 - Sci-Fi Thrillers (Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman 1958 / Giant Behemoth / Queen of Outer Space): Warner Home Video released four of these sets in 2007. This was just the first. It contains "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" and "Queen of Outer Space". How can you go wrong?
  • Cult Classics 20 Movie Pack (4 DVD): And speaking of cult classics, this inexpensive little set has a collection of vintage exploitation films, including "Reefer Madness" and the infamous "Child Bride" (with the quick nude glimpse of its young star). They don't make 'em like this any more.
    You can still get all of these by Christmas with one-day shipping.

  • "Dark Knight," part 3

    Seeing the trailers in our last two posts have gotten us really wound up for "The Dark Knight". "Batman Begins" was so much beyond our expectations. It looks like "The Dark Knight" could be just as good. Here are a few more goodies from YouTube.

    A teaser trailer.

    Some silent footage of a Joker bank robbery scene. Most of the action takes place at the end.

    More filming in Chicago