Thursday, July 27, 2006

Coming to a DVD shelf near you...

Warners has announced the fourth annual Looney Tunes Golden Collection, due out in November. No word yet on what ‘toons will be featured. Hopefully Foghorn Leghorn will finally, I say finally, get his due. His due, son. Are you listening, boy?

Schlock sequel fans will be pleased to hear that Beyond the Poseidon Adventure will be available on 8/22.

The loooong awaited Police Squad: The Complete Series (what, all six episodes?!) will street in November. The show was a dozen times better than the movies, the first of which was pretty good. (Although all the good gags were stolen from the show.) Plus, no wince-inducing O.J.! Whew! Seriously, this is an essential buy, and you could do worse for Christmas than to buy a dozen sets and just hand them out to everybody you know.

BCI has began and will continue to unleash a slue of Saturday morning (mostly) cartoon fare. Needless to say, the most interesting stuff is the worst. (You know you live in strange times when there’s going to be an Ark II Complete Series set.) Dig this:

Already released: The Best of She-Ra: Princess of Power, Flash Gordon: The Complete Series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season Two, Volume One, Prince Valiant: The Complete Series - Volume One and Ultraman: Series One, Volume One.

Coming over the next year or so: Blackstar: The Complete Series and Space Sentinels & The Freedom Force: The Complete Series (both 8/22), Defenders of the Earth: Volume One (10/10), Groovie Goolies: The Saturday "Mourning" Collection, A Snow White Christmas and Journey Back to OZ: Special Edition (10/24), She-Ra: Princess of Power - Season One, Volume One, Ark II: The Complete Series, Ghost Busters: The Animated Series - Volume One and Dungeons & Dragons: The Complete Series (11/7), Mission Magic: The Complete Series and The New Adventures of He-Man: Volume One (late 2006), Space Academy: The Complete Series, The Cat Pack: Waldo Kitty & Fraidy Cat - Volume One, Prince Valiant: The Complete Series - Volume Two, She-Ra: Princess of Power - Season One, Volume Two, Defenders of the Earth: Volume Two, Zorro & The Lone Ranger: Volume One and The Legend of Bravestarr: Special Edition (early 2007), Ghost Busters: The Animated Series - Volume Two, Snow White: Happily Ever After - Special Edition, The New Adventures of He-Man: Volume Two and Jason of Star Command: The Complete Series (Spring 2007) and She-Ra: Princess of Power - Season Two, Hero High: The Complete Series, The Legend of Bravestarr: The Series - Volume One, The Ghost Busters: The Complete Series (live action), Zorro & The Lone Ranger: Volume Two, Fabulous Funnies: The Complete Series, The Legend of Bravestarr: The Series - Volume Two and The Secrets of Isis: The Complete Series (Summer 2007).

Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein sounds intriguing…until you see that “Directed by Jesus Franco.” In any case, it’s out next week.

5 Comments:

At 9:22 AM, Blogger BeckoningChasm said...

I wonder if the Ghostbusters cartoons being released are those of the "Real" Ghostbusters, or the team that had the gorilla.

 
At 9:49 AM, Blogger Ken Begg said...

It's the gorilla one.

 
At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Self-Loathing Narcissist said...

Unfortunately, Ken, Foghorn Leghorn won't be getting his due in the 4th LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION. Though a listing of the cartoons hasn't surfaced yet, the word is that the themes for the four discs in the set will be :

"Bugs Bunny"

"Director Frank Tashlin"

"Speedy Gonzales"

"Cats"

Your only hope on the Foghorn Leghorn front will be if they include the cartoon, "A Fractured Leghorn" (the one with Foggy vs director Robert McKimson's recurring nameless-black-cat character, fighting over who gets posession of a cute li'l worm) on the cat-themed disc.

 
At 8:20 PM, Blogger Ken Begg said...

Cripes, c'mon, he's not that obscure. He's had like one cartoon per set, and each set has 60+ cartoons!

I mean, there's only a handful of classic Leghorns, so get them out there already!

 
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