2/21/2012

This week there aren't that many DVDs out. But, I did find two old cartoon shows and a cheesy bigfoot movie starring David Carradine.
1. Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century - Complete Series
2. Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors: Volume 1
3. Big Foot 


Flashback
1. As a huge Sherlock Holmes fan I'm kind of happy to see Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century - Complete Series. I caught a few episodes and, while it wasn't immensely faithful, it's heart was in the right place. One reviewer on Amazon said it helped him get into the books.

Synopsis: After Sherlock Holmes is brought back from the dead, he is rejuvenated to that of a 25 year-old to help good friend Inspector Beth Lestrade battle an unprecedented crime wave wreaking havoc on this peaceful future. To assist Holmes, the personality of his loyal friend and companion, Dr. John Watson, is programmed into the brain of an android. They quickly lock wits once again with the consummate criminal: Professor James Moriarty, the only adversary Holmes ever considered an equal. Like Holmes, he's been brought back to life by 22nd Century technology. Unlike Holmes, Moriarty is determined to dominate the crime-free world of the future. Contains all 26 Episodes of this the Emmy® nominated, futuristic, super-sleuth mysteries! - Amazon

Product Details
  • Actors: Jason Gray-Stanford
  • Format: Animated, Box set, Color, DVD, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 21, 2012
  • Run Time: 586 minutes
2. This one is a blast from the past! Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors was one of my favorite shows as a kid. It was such a bizarre concept it had me hooked. Volume one of the 1985 series looks pretty good.
Synopsis: The show featured two duelling forces. The "good guys" are humans, called the "Lightning League." They drive white and silver vehicles with assorted weaponry, and are led by Jayce. The "bad guys" are organic green vegetable-based creatures called the "Monster Minds," who tend to take the shape of black and green vehicles. They travel via large green organic vines which can grow in and across interstellar space, and sprout seeds that rapidly grow into further Monster Minds. They are led by Saw Boss. - Wikipedia

Product Details
  • Actors: Darrin Baker, Len Carlson, Luba Goy, Charles Jolliffe, Valerie Politis
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Box set, Color, DVD, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Digital 1 Stop
  • DVD Release Date: February 21, 2012
  • Run Time: 702 minutes  
Cheesy 
3. This week's cheesy feature is Big Foot (1970) starring John Mitchum and David Carradine. The cover supports two amazing quotes. "The greatest monster movie since King Kong!" and "The most realistic horrifying movie ever!" There are no trailers, but the clips on Youtube look horrible. All the sets are on stage and the bigfoot looks like a guy in a gorilla suit with a Cher wig on.
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Synopsis: Bigfoot is real and hunters are out to get him in this low budget film starring John Carradine. The idea of capturing the gigantic "King of the Woods" for a circus or profitable public exhibition show fills the hunters with ideas when a young woman disappears and is thought to be captured by Bigfoot. Hip college students and a skeptical sheriff are also aware of the woman's disappearance and all set out to search for the missing woman. - Amazon
Product Details
  • Actors: John Mitchum, Christopher Mitchum, John Carradine
  • Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: CHEEZY
  • DVD Release Date: February 21, 2012
  • Run Time: 84 minutes

What DVDs are you planning to buy this week? Are there any shows you remember that you wish were on DVD?
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4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think I actually remember that Bigfoot movie!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I think David Carradine's only great movie was Kill Bill at the end of his career. The rest of it leading up to that point was pure cheese.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Alex, how was it?

Maurice Mitchell said...

Michael, he definitely was a B-level actor. Good at martial arts though.

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