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The DVD Shopping Planner (June 2005)
by Erik Childress

Welcome to the June Edition of the DVD Shopping Planner. As always, we try to make it easy for you (or vastly complicated) depending on your wallet size to pick and choose what DVDs will make it into your collection in just one month’s time. To read more about the titles, just click on them or on the reviews accompanying them. Happy Shopping!

THE 10 ABSOLUTE MUST-BUYS OF JUNE


American Psycho (Uncut Collector's Edition) (Lions Gate) (READ REVIEW)
Casino (10th Anniversary Edition) (Universal) (READ REVIEW)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Indecision 2004) (Paramount)
Double Dare (Capital Entertainment) (READ REVIEW)
Jaws (30th Anniversary Edition) (Universal)
The Machinist (Paramount) (READ REVIEW)
Ren & Stimpy (Seasons Three and a Half-ish) (Paramount)
Reno 911 (The Complete 2nd Season) (Paramount)
Sling Blade (Collector's Series) (Buena Vista) (READ REVIEW)
Stripes (Extended Cut) (Columbia/Tri-Star)

THE JUNE COLLECTIONS
The Bette Davis Collection (Warner Bros.)
Contains: Dark Victory, The Letter, Mr. Skeffington, Now Voyager and The Star

The Joan Crawford Collection (Warner Bros.)
Contains: Damned Don’t Cry, Humoresque, Mildred Pierce, Possessed, The Women

BEFORE YOU SEE THE MOVIE
Bewitched (Season One) (Columbia/Tri-Star)
The Day That Panicked America (H.G. Wells’ War of The Worlds Scandal) (Highland Entertainment)
H.G. Wells and The War of the Worlds (A Documentary) (Delta)
Tabitha (The Entire Series) (Columbia/Tri-Star)

HEY! SLOW DOWN!
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (Anchor Bay)
The Driver (Fox)
Fireball 500 / Thunder Alley (Double Feature) (MGM)
Gone in 60 Seconds (Director's Cut) (Buena Vista)
Race With the Devil (Anchor Bay)

EXCUSE ME, ARE YOU A DOCTOR?
Dead Ringers (1988) (Warner Bros.) (READ REVIEW)
Doctor Who (Ghost Light) (BBC)
Doctor Who (The Leisure Hive) (BBC)
Frasier (The Complete Fifth Season) (Paramount)
Quincy, M.E. (Seasons One & Two) (Universal)
Vital Signs (Fox)

COPS…OH AND FIREMEN, TOO

20 Funerals (Koch)
Cracker (1997) (The Complete Series) (Goldhil)
Dragnet (1967) (Season One) (Universal)
Homicide: Life on the Street (The Complete Seventh Season) (A&E)
Hustle (1975) (Paramount)
P.D. James (Box Set) (Koch)
Rescue Me (The Complete First Season) (Columbia/Tri-Star)
Stone Cold (2005) (Columbia/Tri-Star)
A Touch of Frost (Season Six) (MPI)
Walker, Texas Ranger (The Final Season) (Paramount)

THE CRIMINALS
The Dead Zone (Season Three) (Lions Gate)
Fresh Bait (Koch)
Gun (The Complete Series) (Goldhil)
Hostage (Buena Vista) (READ REVIEW)
House of Bamboo (Fox)
The Lightship (Paramount)
Never Let Go (MGM)
Prime Cut (Paramount)
The Sopranos (Season Five) (HBO)
The Street with No Name (Fox)

PRISONERS
Bad Girls (Series One) (Capital Entertainment)
The Blockhouse (MGM)
Oz (The Complete Fifth Season) (HBO)

WARTIME
Julia (Fox)
Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (Home Vision)

FAMILIES WITH ISSUES
Imaginary Heroes (Columbia/Tri-Star) (READ REVIEW)
The Inheritance (Home Vision)
The Keys to the House (Lions Gate)
Madame Brouette (TLA Releasing)

TELEVISION FAMILIES
Home Improvement (The Complete Second Season) (Buena Vista)
The King of Queens (Season Four) (Columbia/Tri-Star)
Sanford and Son (The Sixth Season) (Columbia/Tri-Star)
Too Close For Comfort (The Complete Second Season) (Rhino)

MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY
Daddy Nostalgia (Koch)
Father of the Bride (15th Anniversary Edition) (Buena Vista)
Father of the Pride (The Complete Series) (Dreamworks)

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
Footballer's Wives (Series One) (Capital Entertainment)
The Promise (TLA Releasing)
Unfaithfully Yours (1984) (Fox)
Worth Winning (Fox)

SCHOOL’S NOT OUT FOR SUMMER
The Browning Version (1951) (Criterion)
Colors Straight Up (Docurama)
Degrassi: The Next Generation (Season Two) (FUNimation)
Saved By the Bell - The New Class (Season Three) (Image)

THOSE CRAZY KIDS
Carried Away (New Line)
Crazed Fruit (Criterion)
Lifeguard (Paramount)
The Pacifier (Buena Vista) (READ REVIEW)
Romeo and Juliet (A&E)

JUST PLOP ‘EM IN FRONT OF THE TV

Bear in the Big Blue House (Early to Bed, Early To Rise) (Buena Vista)
Bear in the Big Blue House (Sense-Sational) (Buena Vista)
Bear in the Big Blue House (Storytelling with Bear) (Buena Vista)
Bear in the Big Blue House (Visiting the Doctor with Bear) (Buena Vista)
Dragon Tales: Playing Fair Makes Playing Fun (Columbia/Tri-Star)
Duel Masters (Go Ahead Make My Duel) (Paramount)
Duel Masters (Show Me the Mana) (Paramount)
The Even Stevens Movie (Buena Vista)
The Fairly Oddparents (School's Out - The Musical) (Paramount)
Little Bear (Little Bear's Band) (Paramount)
Little Bear (Rainy Day Tales) (Paramount)
Loch Ness (MGM)
Matilda (Special Edition) (Columbia/Tri-Star)
Thomas & Friends: James Learns a Lesson (Anchor Bay)

COMING-OF-AGE
Admissions (Hart Sharp)
Kenny & Co (Anchor Bay)
Kick 'n Rush (Home Vision)
The Reivers (Paramount)

GOD HELP US
Au hasard Balthazar (Criterion)
Beyond the Da Vinci Code (A&E)
Heaven Can Wait (1943) (Criterion)
Jesus: His Life (A&E)
Revelations (The Complete Mini-Series) (Universal)

GOD SAVE US
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (Lions Gate) (READ REVIEW)
Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself (Lions Gate)
Tyler Perry's Madea's Class Reunion (Lions Gate)
Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion (Lions Gate)
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (Lions Gate)

THE HANDICAPPED
7 Seconds (Columbia/Tri-Star)
Nightmare Alley (Fox)
Rory O'Shea Was Here (Universal) (READ REVIEW)
The Wool Cap (Paramount)

HEROES
Highlander: The Raven - The Complete Series (Anchor Bay)

La Femme Nikita - The Complete 3rd Season (Warner Bros.)
MacGyver (The Complete Second Season) (Paramount)
Nero Wolfe - The Complete Second Season (A&E)
Ronin Gai (Home Vision)

SUPERHEROES
Flyerman (Go Kart Films)
Game Over (The Complete Series) (Anchor Bay)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (Season One) (Warner Bros.)
The Marvel Superheroes '66 Collection (Buena Vista)
Power Rangers S.P.D. (Joining Forces, Vol. 1) (Buena Vista)
Spider-Man (The Venom Saga) (Buena Vista)
Wonder Woman (The Complete Third Season) (Warner Bros.)

SPIES
Danger: Diabolik (Paramount)
The Man Who Never Was (Fox)
The Secret Agent (Fox)
Target (1985) (Paramount)

SEQUELS
Be Cool (MGM) (READ REVIEW)
Hellraiser: Deader (Buena Vista)
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (Warner Bros.) (READ REVIEW)
The Prophecy: Uprising (Buena Vista)
Seed of Chucky (Unrated Edition) (Universal) (READ REVIEW)
Tarzan II (Buena Vista)

LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Great Expectations (1998) (Fox)
Kiss Me Goodbye (Fox)
Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica (Seasons Two & Three) (Paramount)
Only the Lonely (Anchor Bay)
Starting Over (Paramount)
Woodlanders (Buena Vista)

CAN I HAVE YOUR NUMBER?
America Undercover (Cathouse) (HBO)
Coyote Ugly (Unrated Special Edition) (Buena Vista)
D.E.B.S (Special Edition) (Columbia/Tri-Star) (READ REVIEW)
The Mini-Skirt Mob / Chrome & Hot Leather (Double Feature) (MGM)

WATCH OUT FOR THESE GUYS, LADIES
A Dirty Shame (New Line) (READ REVIEW)
Hitch (Columbia/Tri-Star) (READ REVIEW)
Knots (Lions Gate) (READ REVIEW)
What's New Pussycat (MGM)

BBC TV

Good Neighbors - The Complete Series 1-3 (BBC)
The House of Eliott (Series One) (Acorn Media)
The League of Gentlemen (Collection) (BBC)
The League of Gentlemen (Complete Series 2) (BBC)
The League of Gentlemen (Complete Series 3) (BBC)
Rosemary & Thyme (Series One) (Acorn Media)
Two's Company (Complete Series Three) (Acorn Media)
Visions of England (Acorn Media)

WESTERNS
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (Fox)
The Far Horizons (Paramount)
Heller in Pink Tights (Paramount)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (Season One) (New Line)

OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Little House on the Prairie (The Complete Eighth Season) (Goldhil)
Northern Exposure (The Complete Third Season) (Universal)
The Old Settler (PBS) (Paramount)

THE ALTERNATIVE PATH
Brother To Brother (Wolfe) (READ REVIEW)
Put the Camera on Me (Wellspring)
Stories from the War on Homosexuality (The Arthur Dong Collection) (Docurama)

NEED A JACKET?
The Jacket (Warner Bros.) (READ REVIEW)
Straight Jacket (TLA Releasing) (READ REVIEW)

MONSTERS & OTHER HORRORS

Acacia (Tartan Video) (READ REVIEW)
Blood Relic (MTI)
Caligula Reincarnated as Hitler / White Slave (E.I. Independent)
Cursed (Buena Vista) (READ REVIEW)
Demon Sex (E.I. Independent)
Man Thing (Lions Gate)
Marronnier (Elite Entertainment)
Morons From Outer Space / Alien From LA (Double Feature) (MGM)
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Tartan Video)
They Came Back (Wellspring)
Trauma (2004) (First Look) (READ REVIEW)

SCI-FI

Angels & Aliens (Go Kart Films)
Immortal (First Look)
The Outer Limits (1995) (Aliens Among Us) (MGM)
The Outer Limits (1995) (Death and Beyond) (MGM)
The Outer Limits (1995) (Fantastic Androids & Robots) (MGM)
The Outer Limits (1995) (Mutation & Transformation) (MGM)
Star Trek: Insurrection (Collector's Edition) (Paramount)
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (MGM)
Stargate Atlantis (Rising) (Pilot Episode) (MGM)
The Twilight Zone (1985) (Seasons 2 and 3) (New Line)
The Twilight Zone: The Definitive Edition - Season Three (1959) (Image)
X-Files Mythology (Abduction) (Fox)

MUSIC
Chuck Negron (Live and In Concert) (Delta)
Chuck Negron Story, The (Delta)
Eagles: Farewell 1 Tour - Live From Melbourne (Rhino)
Madonna: Music Box Biographical Collection (Koch)
Paul McCartney - Live in Red Square (A&E)
Pretenders (Greatest Hits) (Rhino)
Rockers (25th Anniversary Edition) (MVD)
What You Need: The INXS Video Collection (Rhino)

MUSICIANS
Beyond the Sea (Lions Gate) (READ REVIEW)
Jimi Hendrix (1973) (Warner Bros.)

ACTION
Kibakichi (MTI)
Pit Fighter (Fox)
Ronin Gai (Home Vision)
Tears of the Sun (Director's Extended Cut) (Columbia/Tri-Star)

SPORTS
All the Right Moves (Fox)
Coach Carter (Paramount) (READ REVIEW)
Pitcher and the Playmate (Universal) (READ REVIEW)
Tilt (The Complete First Season) (Buena Vista)
WWE Greatest Wrestling Stars of the 80's (Sony Music/Wonder)

NO BUSINESS LIKE IT
Overnight (Velocity) (READ REVIEW)
Swimming With Sharks (Special Edition) (Lions Gate) (READ REVIEW)

BLAME THE MEDIA
The Agronomist (New Line) (READ REVIEW)
Eyewitness (Anchor Bay)
Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty (Anchor Bay)
The Naked Truth (1957) (MGM)
Orwell Rolls in His Grave (Go Kart Films)

SKETCH & STAND-UP COMEDY
Richard Jeni (Big Steaming Pile of Me) (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (The Best of Jon Lovitz) (Lions Gate)
Saturday Night Live (The Best of Tom Hanks) (Lions Gate)
The Sid Caesar Collection (50th Anniversary) (Docurama)
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (Columbia/Tri-Star)

SHORT FILMS
The First Amendment Project (Docurama)
Yellow Asphalt (New Yorker) [br]


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