TV (No-)Shows On DVD
As you already well know if you’ve stepped into a DVD retailer recently, the “Television” section of such stores has been growing by leaps and bounds. To look at the sprawling rows of full-season sets, you might think that there couldn’t possibly be any TV series that hasn’t yet made it to DVD…but, dude, seriously, if you really think that, you’re a naïve fool. (Sorry, nothing personal.) While it’s one thing for a show to be cancelled after less than a season and then simply vanish into the mists of time – although more and more networks are trying to cut their losses by marketing “complete series” sets of such series – how about a show that lasted, say, 10 years? Anything that popular is surely available, right? Wrong, pally. Bullz-Eye has compiled a list of our top 15 shows that remain unavailable on DVD but ought to be, as well as a few additions that we’d like to see come out…even if we aren’t exactly holding our breath.
Check out the list here.
And, hey, what shows are you still waiting to see on DVD? Leave your comments below and let us know!
Python fans in the US, prepare to weep
Sony has, for no discernable reason, cancelled the August 1st reissue of “A Fish Called Wanda” in a special edition 2-disc set…and by “cancelled,” I mean it’s totally off the schedule now, with no revised date provided.
I know this will particularly annoy one Mike Wazowski, as he was slated to review it…but it also means another thing to remove from my birthday list.
How long must America be forced to deal with the crappy, virtually-featureless single disc version of the film…?
It’s official: the second season of “Rock Star” will suck.
Okay, maybe it won’t the suckiest piece of suck that ever sucked, but this story leads me to suspect otherwise.
Instead of finding a band whose lead singer has died or even left the building with no intentions of returning, the big brains at CBS have created a band. It consists of…
Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) on drums.
Jason Newsted (Metallica) on bass.
Gilby Clarke (Guns ‘N’ Roses) on guitar.
I’m not saying that this trio of metal legends don’t rock hard individually. They might even rock hard individually. But this can only lead to the contestants vying to win the honor of fronting the band – called Supernova, by the way – performing really, really shitty covers of hard rock songs…and I just don’t have the stomach for that.
Unfortunately, I have this horrible feeling that middle America does…and that’s the unkindest cut of all.
If you miss the days when Isaac Hayes was the most awesome man alive…
…and, to be fair, he’s still not far from the top of the list, even if things got tainted a bit over his departure from “South Park”…you’ll want to check out the recently-released second season of “The Rockford Files.”
Hayes appears in an episode entitled “Hammer of C Block,” playing Rockford’s former prison pal, Gandolph “Gandy” Fitch. Gandy’s just gotten out of the joint after a 20-year stint, and he’s on the lookout for the person who was really responsible for the crime that got him locked away. (Although Hayes was decidedly younger than the character he was playing at the time, his always-shaven head lent him an older look, so all they really had to do was sprinkle some grey in his beard and voila!) Was he really innocent…? Well, you’ll have to watch the episode, won’t you? And trust me, you want to. It’s a really impressive dramatic, emotional performance from Hayes, one that will remind you that, although he’s best known for his comedic appearances these days, he’s actually a pretty good actor, too.
Almost as impressive as the return of Dr. Noah Drake
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the most monumental moments in the history of soap operas – or as I like to call them, “my stories” – Genie Francis is returning to “General Hospital” to play Laura Spencer.
Actually, I’d never seen a single episode of the show until earlier this year, when my wife watched Rick Springfield make his dramatic return to the show, but even as an 11-year-old, I remember all the hoopla when Luke and Laura got married.
Francis has left the show on several occasions, most recently in 2002; at that time, her character has suffered a mental breakdown after she killed her father, and she’s been living at a psychiatric hospital in a catatonic state…as far as you know.
No word yet on what the plot will involve, but it’s fair to presume that, at the very least, Laura gets better.