Category “DVD of the Week”

Sci Fi/Fantasy DVD of the Week

Thursday, January 13, 2011 11:21

This week’s pick… The Wizard of Oz

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Sci Fi/Fantasy DVD of the Week

Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:00

This week’s pick… The Goonies (1985)

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Sci Fi/Fantasy DVD of the Week

Thursday, December 30, 2010 9:00

This week’s pick… Labyrinth (1986)

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Sci Fi/Fantasy DVD of the Week

Thursday, December 23, 2010 9:00

This week’s DVD… A Christmas Carol (1999 TNT film)


When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in the nineteenth century, he created something so ahead of its time, the tale is still misunderstood today. (And that’s amazing when you consider that in the last century we’ve become much more accustomed to unique structures for sci fi and fantasy tales.) As a result, adaptation after adaptation has fallen short of the source material, with some versions too willingly slipping into parody. Thankfully, the 1999 Hallmark made-for-television TNT adaptation starring Patrick Stewart is a version that would have made Charles Dickens proud.

Why does this one work so well? Indeed, why does the original novella work so well? There are two main reasons.

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Sci Fi/Fantasy DVD of the Week

Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:00

This week’s DVD… Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

Aliens attack the North Pole. Who will save Christmas?

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Sci Fi/Fantasy DVD of the Week

Thursday, December 9, 2010 9:00

This week’s pick: Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings.

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Sci Fi/Fantasy DVD of the Week

Thursday, December 2, 2010 9:00

Since the old Rankin/Bass stop motion Christmas specials are on TV this week, I thought it would be a fun time to look back at another one of their specials: their 1977 adaptation of The Hobbit.

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Sci Fi/Fantasy DVD of the Week

Thursday, November 25, 2010 9:00

This week’s pick… The Secret of NIMH

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Sci Fi/Fantasy DVD of the Week

Thursday, November 18, 2010 9:00

This week’s pick… The Harry Potter DVD Collection


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Sci Fi/Fantasy DVD of the Week

Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:00

This week’s pick… The Princess Bride

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