For the release week of 10/17/17:
Garv’s Pick of the Week:
Ernie Kovacs: Take A Good Look: The Definitive Collection [DVD / Shout Factory]: The fact that this is my “pick of the week” should come as no surprise, as I recently reviewed this 7-disc box set and called it the “video release of the year.” The collection contains all 49 surviving episodes of Ernie Kovacs’ bizarro sketch comedy/game show hybrid. This incredibly entertaining release gets my very highest recommendation! Check out my full review here.
Additional Titles of Interest —
Green Acres: The Complete Series [DVD / Shout Factory]: It is truly a stellar week for TV on DVD! The most surreal sitcom of the Sixties also arrives on video in a complete series set.
Barry Lyndon [Blu-ray / Criterion]: Stanley Kubrick’s masterful adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray‘s novel gets the Criterion treatment.
Batman vs. Two-Face (BD) [Blu-ray / Warner]: Adam West’s final film is a return to his most famous role. West is joined by fellow Batman alums Burt Ward and Julie Newmar, plus special guest villain William Shatner.
Lon Chaney: Before the Thousand Faces [DVD / Undercrank Productions]: Three previously unreleased films by Lon Chaney get a DVD debut.
Whispering Shadows (1921) [DVD / Undercrank Productions]: Also arriving on DVD is this occult-themed silent.