This Week in Geek (16-22/03/09)


When I first started buying DVDs, I got into The Prisoner. However, back then, A&E was selling the series in 5 boxed sets, each with only three episodes + 1 piece of bonus content. Pricey too. I managed to get volumes 1, 2 and 4 at the time, and have been missing 3 and 5 for a while. Problem was, I could either spend 100$ getting the two last volumes, or 100$ getting a boxed set with ALL episodes, a better format that had come out later. Thanks to a recent sale, I can now say my collection is complete. Now I can finish it, read the follow-up comics series AND GURPS The Prisoner on which I've been holding back.

I got a lot more DVDs than that though: The new Wonder Woman animated movie, Dragon Dynasty's Fist of Legend special edition release (I'm thinking someone's gonna inherit my old VHS tape soon), Alexander Fodor's Hamlet (what looks to be a truly screwed up horror version of the play, either brilliant or a big mess, but I can't wait to watch it either way), and the Complete Sports Night, the only Aaron Sorkin series I missed first time around and which I've had trouble finding on DVD.

Throw in some series I've been following in trade paperback, like DMZ vol. 6: Blood in the Game and Jack of Fables vol. 5: Turning Pages, and you've got a pretty big week for me.


DVDs: Flipped Be Kind Rewind, the Michel Gondry picture starring Jack Black and Mos Def as nitwits working at a video store unwilling to join the DVD revolution. When all their tapes get erased by a magnetic field, they start replacing them with homemade versions. It sounds completely stupid, but it's not. By the end, I was most reminded of the Japanese film After Life, about the recently dead making a movie of a moment from their lives before they can move on. It's the same kind of love letter to the cinema, and if you have any kind of movie-making aspirations, incredibly inspiring. Not much on the DVD, sadly. There's a sweet feature about the town of Passaic where the movie was made, but nothing else. Considering it could have included some "sweded" material, it's a real shame.

I read The Belly of the Beast, discussed this morning.

New Unauthorized Doctor Who CCG cards: "Stripped" Four to Doomsday over the weekend, so cards should be coming out throughout the week, a few a day.

Someone Else's Post of the Week
So yeah, I've put an end to my Nightmare Fuel feature. It was giving ME trouble sleeping. But fans should look no further than the Geek Pad this week for an unhealthy dose of animals photoshopped together.


rob! said...

I never forgave ABC for cancelling both Sports Night and Cupid, at around the exact same time.

Alden said...

ABC seems to always cancel good stuff and keep the stuff about desperate anatomy.

I wasn't happy when Knights of Prosperity got the axe.

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