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Weekend Recommendations: DVDs

Here’s yer DVD goodness…

DVD of the Week: Titanic. A kickass film that caved under the weight of its own insane popularity, it’s still as good as it was when it hit cinemas. This is especially evident on this Paramount release, which fans will freak out over. It comes with three commentaries, deleted scenes with optional commentary, an alternate ending, a slew of background info, featurettes, and effects goodness as well. We’ll just ignore that Celine Dion video, shall we? (Buy it)

TV DVD of the Week: 3rd Rock From the Sun: Season 2. The twenty-six episodes are here on DVD from Anchor Bay and fans should rejoice–because they come with 3-D glasses for viewing the 3-D scenes in the season closer. If that wasn’t enough sickness, you also get an alternate ending for that episode, a new interview with Lithgow, bloopers, behind-the-scenes fun, and more. Plus the fact that the box comes with a voicechip featuring a bit from Harry. (Buy it)

Anime DVD of the Week: Robotech: The Protoculture Collection. ADV Films smacks down a giant boxed set that contains the content discs from the Robotech Remastered releases as well as the extras discs from the Legacy Collection releases. Some people would complain that this is double or triple-dipping, but these people are fools. I know they’re shocked that a company like ADV exists to make money and not expressly to deliver their anime to them, but to hell with them: we’ll laugh and enjoy this massive boxed set which contains my personal favorite anime series. Love the smaller shelf footprint, guys–thanks. (Buy it)

Animation DVD of the Week: He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special. The team-up you’ve been waiting f–bahahahaha. Sorry, I almost held it together. But it’s just amusing to have Christmas on Eternia, with He-Man, She-Ra, two kids from Earth, facing off with Skeletor and Hordak as the evil ones want to crush the Christmas spirit. If you’re a fan of the show(s), you’ll want to grab this to celebrate with. Because you have the power. Or something. Otherwise, be warned. (Buy it)

Family DVD of the Week: The Muppet Christmas Carol. Michael Caine and Kermit rock the house in this lovely Muppet film that takes much more grief than it should have to. It’s charming, okay? Back off. And it’s better than some stage versions I’ve seen–wowsers. Anyway, this Buena Vista release is with a handful of other Muppet flicks that are hitting DVD for Kermit’s 50th. This edition comes with a commentary by director Brian Henson, a profile of Gonzo led by Pepe the Prawn, a gag reel, and more. (Buy it)

Docu of the Week: March of the Penguins. The docu sensation of this year shows the life cycle of emperor penguins with the whole thing narrated by Morgan Freeman. The film manages to convey a number of different emotions over the course of its eighty minute running time while staying both entertaining and educational. And for those that dug it in the cinema, check out the crittercam footage, plus a making-of docu and a bonus Bugs Bunny short? Well this does come from National Geographic and Warner Brothers, after all. (Buy it)

Adverse Video of the Week: Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica: The Final Season. You know, I hate to laugh at the dissolution of any marriage…but are Hollywood marriages ever real marriages? And the fact that these two (who the hell are these two people anyway?) are splitting up now of course leads you to believe that they waited to do it now so the DVD release would get maximum benefit from it. We’re all such cynical bastards. But regardless, this Paramount release does come with ten episodes, new footage, and a behind-the-scenes featurette. (Buy it)

Horror DVD of the Week: Tales From the Crypt: The Complete Second Season. Ah, the lovely EC Comics-fueled series hits DVD again, with eighteen sweet episodes. That’s the beauty of Crypt…it’s meant to entertain, so it can camp up a freaking storm and still be dead-on target. Among this season’s guest stars are Demi Moore, Lance Henriksen, Don Rickles, and Iggy Pop. It comes with a behind-the-scenes featurette and a bit that discusses the sound of the show. This hits across three discs from Warner Brothers. (Buy it)

DVD Boxed Set of the Week: Jurassic Park: Adventure Pack. Universal brings a perfect boxed set for the fan of the franchise that you forgot to buy for. And believe me, there are people like that…they hand you a gift and you’re screwed because they fell off your list. But hey, if you need to snag something quick–this set has all three films with their regular bonus features–in one pack. And bear in mind there’s a fourth movie that’ll eventually hit, so you can always give them the four-disc later to replace this one. Bonus! (Buy it)