Monday, January 30, 2006

Coming Distractions

I just received my e-copy of Video Business and it informs me that February is going to be a good month for DVD.

First off, the long awaited 1st season of Doctor Who is streeting February 14th. This 13 episode set features Christopher Eccleston and the delish Billie Piper as The Doctor and Rose. Also included are many behind-the-scenes features. What is bad about the set is the $99.00 price tag. Hmmm...




The week after (February 21st) are the DVD debuts of Ultimate Avengers and Domino. UA is the first in a series of DVD premiere animated movies featuring Marvel Comics' characters, and is based on the UA comic by Mark Millar.



Domino is the Keira Knightly and Tony Scott collaboration about the life of model turned bounty hunter turned crack addict, Domino Harvey. Critics weren't kind, but damn -- it's Keira ya know? The movie also features Mickey Roarke who kicks ass. What's interesting about the extras is that they feature a commentary track taped from the production meetings where the team reworks the story and refines the scenes.

4 comments:

Aric Blue said...

Domino wasn't as bad as the critics said, but it wasn't very good either. There's a scene in the desert that NEEDED to be cut out--yeah, I know we get to see Keira's breasts, but it should have been a deleted scene.

The entire movie comes to a screeching halt during that scene--which seems to take an hour.

Kelly J. Compeau said...

A hundred bucks for 13 eps of Doctor Who? I refuse to pay $50 to get the three-pack DVD of STAR WARS episodes I, II & III!

Bill Cunningham said...

Kelly Dear,

You are preaching to the choir...

BBC and A&E have always, always overpriced their sets. I wait until it gets to half price and buy a set from Amoeba Music (a chain here in California). I may have to buy it then return it for a resale...

John Donald Carlucci said...

I heard the Avengers was a pretty good piece from a friend who saw the preview, but he has a softspot for the UAs. I like them better when they were the Authority (still a water down version at best anyway). Then again, I don't read any Marvel anymore (I'm lying, I am buying Sister Dragons).

KDC