Saturday, December 31, 2005

DVD Release Schedule - January 2006

The New Year is upon us and it's time to review upcoming releases for January. Lists are courtesy TV Shows on DVD and Amazon. Note that the lists are NOT complete, but rather contain only those releases I find interesting. Click on the links to get complete release lists.

Now, TV shows coming to DVD in December:

January 3
All In The Family - Season 5
Alien Nation - Complete Series
Hunter - Season 3

You can also pick up 3 new 50th Anniversary Gunsmoke compilations.

January 10
Andromeda - Volume 5.3
The Flash - Complete Series
Hee Haw(!) - Volume 5
Strong Medicine - Season 1
Once and Again - Season 3

You can also pick up 2 new Wild Kingdom compilations. Marlon Perkins RULES!!!

January 17
Adventures of Superman - Season 2
Doogie Howser - Season 3
Lois and Clark - Season 2
Fraggle Rock - Volume 5
Mary Tyler Moore Show - Season 3

January 24
Dallas - Season 4 (actually available December 26)

You can also pick up 2 new Saturday Night Live compilations. One each for Alec Baldwin's and David Spade's best bits.

January 31
MI-5 - Season 3
Archie Bunker's Place - Season 1
A-Team - Season 3
Diff'rent Strokes - Season 2
Hill Street Blues - Season 1
Knight Rider - Season 3
Magnum P.I. - Season 3

There are also some special TV-related releases. The X-Files gets repackaged and repriced in $40 - $50 range. Seasons 1-3 are due January 31, seasons 4-6 are due in March ( is taking preorders for all 6 seasons at $40.90 per season). Also coming out on the 31st is the first collection of Pink Panther cartoons.

On the movie front:

January 3
The Cave
Snatch - Deluxe Edition

You can also pick up 6 new Sing-Along Song videos from Disney and some thematic box sets. One Football set features Radio, Rudy and Jerry Maguire and a Mob set includes Donnie Brasco, Snatch and Bugsy. The first two Stuart Little movies are getting re-releases and each contains an extra DVD previewing Stuart Little 3 (be still my heart!).

January 10
Hustle and Flow
Red Eye

There's also a truckload of various fitness videos coming out and a Sam Peckinpah Westerns collection (includes The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Ride The High Country and The Ballad of Cable Hogue). Underworld, like Stuart Little the week before. gets a re-release and contains an extra DVD previewing Underworld 2.

January 17
Dead Poets' Society (Special Edition)
Devil and Max Devlin
Good Morning Vietnam (Special Edition)
Kicking and Screaming
The Ring Two
Two For The Money

Carlito's Way gets an Ultimate Edition re-release, coinciding with the straight-to-video release of Carlito's Way: Rise To Power. Caveat emptor, however, as instead of a stellar A-list cast like the original's Al Pacino, Sean Penn and Penelope Ann Miller, we get B-listers Luis Guzman (a very good character actor), Mario Van Peebles (a very good director) and Sean (P-Diddy) Combs (a very good entrepreneur). Bill Murray's early comedic success also gets the box set treatment, with a package of Ghostbusters, Stripes and Groundhog Day.

January 24
The Fog

January 31
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Deluxe Edition)
Gone With The Wind (Special Edition)
Legend of Zorro

Look for 4Billy Graham Presents straight-to-video releases. There are also a number of films getting packaged in 2-packs (far too many to list). The Muppets get a box set treatment, with a package of Kermit's Swamp Years, The Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppets From Space.

That's it. See you in February.