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DVDs With Dean: Week Of March 1st

Another week of unremarkable releases but all that ends next week as the Oscar bait drops at the same time. Unless you are a Doctor Who fan and can enjoy the big collection they dropped.

Pick of the Week
In the Electric Mist
In the Electric Mist is a psychological thriller starring Tommy Lee Jones and John Goodman in this adaptation of a James Lee Burke novel. The advance word is that the story is tough to digest if you haven’t read the books from the Dave Robicheaux series. However, if you did read the books it is supposed to be a masterful adaptation. I have heard good things about the books so I may give them a whirl first to prepare myself.



The horrific trend continues as this DVD release gets no special features and the Blu-ray does. I will continue to black list films that follow this lead.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
A silly kids film about a spoiled Chihuahua who gets lost in Mexico. Your kids can even enjoy the Blooper Scooper feature. Hahahahaha…ugh

Wonder Woman 2009 (Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy)
Since DC doesn’t seem to know how to adapt any of their franchises that don’t center on Batman they have focused on animating their classic stars. I am actually more interested in the special features on the two disc edition which includes a featurette on the history of the character and one on the famous females of the DC universe.



Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic
The idea of taking a comic and adding some movement to the classic panels and providing voice over narration is intriguing to me. I am happy to hear that Dave Gibbons, the original illustrator is behind the effort, although I am disappointed they only use a single narrator for all the characters, like an Audiobook, when it could have used a cast for greater variety, especially for the female roles.

TV and Re-Issues
Stargate: The Ark of Truth/Continuum
The two Direct-to-DVD movies are being released together from the SG-1 line. That’s the one with Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver). The movies were released last year, but if you skipped on purchasing them you can grab this two-pack.

Doctor Who: The Key to Time (Special Collector’s Edition)
This collection features episodes that have been previously released, but now you get new commentaries and documentaries. If you are one of the Doctor Who faithful scoop this up quickly.