We’re now well into the beginning of the new television season, and let me say up front that, in general, I’m pretty disappointed. There aren’t a lot of new shows that I really love, and there aren’t a lot that I really hate. What we have is a deluge of mediocrity. Mediocre shows are truly annoying, because they manage keep me hooked for recurring disappointment and, ultimately, dashed hope.
I realize that I’m quite delinquent with this. My trip to the Toronto Film Festival and then my attempts to keep up with all the new fall TV premieres sidetracked me for a bit. Nonetheless, I covered most of this past season of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (minus a couple of episodes), and I feel that I need to close that out with a recap of the finale.
Welcome back to Uncovered, where we highlight and dissect the latest in Blu-ray cover art. Let’s dive into some of the new Blu-ray releases that have been announced in the past few days, and see what we think about their artwork.
Who would’ve thought that our closest fight yet in March Movie Madness would be between Judge Doom and William Wallace? The two ran neck and neck during the entire voting period, but Judge Doom finally squeaked out a narrow victory at the end. On the opposite side of the bracket, Scott Pilgrim handed a vicious loss to Lincoln Hawk and his backwards-facing hat. Today, we’re taking a look at one matchup in the VHS Bracket and one in the DVD Bracket.
Ever since the ‘Back to the Future‘ trilogy was released on Blu-ray back in October, the quality of its video transfer has been hotly debated by fans. Some think it looks terrific, while others think it looks too “processed.” One thing most everyone has agreed on is that the Blu-ray packaging that Universal put the discs in was pretty terrible. Fortunately, a modified version of the box set has finally started to trickle out into retail. Now, you just need to be careful that you buy the right one.
There’s not a lot hitting the shelves this week, but there’s a lot of potential awesomeness in a re-release, an expansion pack, and a potentially amazing new adventure game. Unlike most weeks, all of the games on the list are available online only.
We’ve all heard for years now about how Eric Stoltz was originally cast in ‘Back to the Future’ and shot several weeks of footage before being replaced by Michael J. Fox. For the last 25 years, that original unused footage has been suppressed – reportedly at the insistence of director Robert Zemeckis, out of consideration for Stoltz’s feelings. With the release of the movie on Blu-ray later this month, that’s all changing.