Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New DVDs I added to my collection

I am an huge collector of classic film DVD's, mostly films from the 1960's on down. I also collect classic TV shows. Not all my video and DVD's are older films, I also buy newer films that I like, mostly comic book films, James Bond series, movies on historical subjects, western and war movies and any other films that I might be interested in. In the past week or so I added some films to my collection that I have wanted to for a long time. here is the list of DVDs I recently purchased. The Spy Collection- A box set of TV shows from the 1960's and 1970's out of England. This set includes a collection of episodes from 4 shows: The Prisoner The Persuaders The Champions The Protectors The Persuaders is the stand out show here which starred Roger Moore and Tony Curtis as private detectives who travel the world doing jobs for a rich benefactor. This show is really good and watching these two actors together is really entertaining, I am a big fan of both. The Protectors is another private Detective show with Robert Vaughn. this show is actually pretty good and features two other main characters-one a woman and one a man who take jobs in order to help and protect the innocent. A very cool show indeed. The Prisoner is an amazing spy drama that was hugely popular when it premiered and has a huge cult following today. This is the only show in the set in which only 3 episodes are present. the other shows have at least 16 episodes of each. The Prisoner only had around 13 or so episodes in total and all can be purchased on DVD, I happen to have all the episodes, some on DVD, some on VHS and 4 of them downloaded from the internet. The other shows in the set was the reason I bought the dvd set in the first place. The Champions I have yet to watch but the premise of the show is the three main characters are operators of a top-secret international agency that in a heroic fashion race to all corners of the world in the pursuit of justice and world peace. This set is available off Amazon and Ebay and is basically a set introducing these shows to you. They are not full seasons but the first episodes of each show is featured. It is worth the price and I paid 10 dollars used at half price books, discounted down from 25 dollars. Last I checked Amazon had it from 10 dollars or more used and new. Pre-Code Hollywood Collection This is the second set I bought a few days ago from Half Price books. It features 6 pre-code movies from the early 1930's. Stars include Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert, Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March, Tallulah Bankhead, Nancy Carroll and Randolph Scott. Movies in the set are: The Cheat Merrily We go To Hell Hot Saturday Torch Singer Murder at the Vanities Search For Beauty the set also includes an enveloped copy of the actual written code that came into effect in the mid 1930's. It is a very neat special feature. I bought the set at Half Price Books for 15 dollars but is listed at Amazon and Ebay for 17 dollars or more new and used depending on when you look at it. I have seen it go down to at least 12 dollars before shipping. I havent watched any of these but I do own the video of Murder at the Vanities and that movie is very good. I am a huge fan of pre-codes so I know I will love this set. Return to Lonesome Dove This 2 disc sets features one of the installments of the Lonesome Dove miniseries. I love westerns and got into this series when I bought the prequel called Comanche Moon The Lonesome Dove series is about Texas Rangers and their lives and loves in the old west period of Texas. It started out with Lonesome Dove and then returned with the prequel Comanche Moon, which is VERY well done and one of the best western miniseries I have ever seen. It tackles many subjects not in the other Lonesome Dove series and is really quite good. Return to Lonesome Dove is the sequel to the first installment. It is a 2 disc collection featuring almost 400 minutes of footage. I have yet to watch it but if its as good as Comanche Moon, I am sure I will love this one too! I bought this for 3 dollars at Half Price Books and is going on Amazon for 3 dollars or more used and new. Today I picked up two VHS tapes. La Strada is the great black and white movie directed by Fredrico Fellini and stars Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart and Fredrico Fellini's wife in her first starring role. This is a must see classic from Italy that won over 50 awards from various film festivals when it came out. This video is brought to you by the great Janus films. I paid 2 dollars for this film and have never seen it before. and By the Light of the Silvery Moon which stars Doris Day and Gordon MacRae. This movie is part of the huge VHS collection known as the Doris Day Collection form Warner Bros. I love Doris Day and have MANY of her films of VHS tape and a bunch of DVD too. I paid 1 dollar for this video. Both were bought at Half Price Books. The next two DVD's I bought were recent films. The Polar Express from Disney starring Tom Hanks and The Great Debaters starring and directed by Denzel Washington and also starring Forest Whitaker. I have always wanted to see this movie about an all black debating team based on a true story. It is a period piece. Lastly I joined the Disney Movie Club and recieved my first 5 movies that I got for signing up for the dvd club. I love Disney movies, esp the live action films from the 1960's and 1970's. Disney Movie's on DVD are quite expensive and by joining this club I saved myself some money. The titles I got speak for themselves! UP Ratatouille Maters Tall Tales X-Men Volume 2 --based on the cartoon from the mid 90's, this is basically season 2. Davy Crockett 2 movie set featuring Davy Crockett and the Wild Frontier and Davy Crockette and the River Pirates. -- This series is based on the GREAT Disney TV show starring Fess Parker and Buddy Epsen. I actually own season 3 of this show and it is one of the best TV shows ever made, they seriously dont make them like that anymore! I also picked up a season 2 and 3 box set of the cult hit from the UK called The Tomorrow People from 1975. this show is basically a show about super humans with super human powers. It is a little dated but actually quite good. I only paid 3 dollars for this set at half price books on sale. From Amazon---"More than just gifted teens, John, Elizabeth, and Stephen continue their galactic adventures in THE TOMORROW PEOPLE: SET TWO-four discs filled with all 26 episodes from the third, fourth and fifth seasons of the sci-fi cult classic. THE TOMORROW PEOPLE represent the next step in human evolution, Homo superiors able to move objects, travel through space and communicate using only their minds! But with these extraordinary powers comes great responsibility-namely protecting the galaxy from diabolical forces of evil and helping new Tomorrow People breakout. Assisted by the supercomputer Tim, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE once again save the planet, the galaxy, and the universe from certain disaster. Introduced to British audiences in the 1970s, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE distinguished itself for its diverse cast, unforgettable sets, smart plots, and taut action sequences. Available on DVD for the first time, this edition contains all twenty-six episodes from the third, fourth, and fifth seasons, plus exclusive bonus features. DVD Features: Commentary with Nicholas Young, Peter Vaughn-Clarke, and Ann Curthoys on "Secret Weapon"; The Origins of THE TOMORROW PEOPLE Part 2; Cast Biographies; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection" Well that is all for now. I am constantly buying Video tapes and DVD's every week online and in stores. I am literally an expert on them and am VERY GOOD at finding the best deals and the best prices! "Wars May Come and Wars May Go But Art Is Forever."

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