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“Angel” turned into one of the best series ever, but I’m not sure that explains why Fox is reissuing Angel: The Complete Series in a new $100 box today. If anybody has a clue, e-mail me. I would hope that everybody who wanted this snapped up that $51 version when it hid Amazon’s Goldbox last week.

“Dollhouse” is by no means the worst thing “Angel” co-creator Joss Whedon has been involved with, but it is surely the least of his four TV series. There was a lot of cool in its second season, but I felt it was ultimately undone by a slapdash ending. It’ll undoubtedly get cheaper as Christmas approaches and I’ll undoubtedly pick up the Blu-ray when it goes on sale. For those too wealthy to wait? The new set hits shelves today in both DVD and Blu-ray.

Not everything on The Essential Bugs Bunny is essential (1992’s “Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers” is a loathsomely leaden echo of the character’s heyday). Most of it is essential. And there’s a lot of essential Bugs not on the set (on what planet is “Duck! Rabbit! Duck!” not essential??). Disc 1: * Elmer's Candid Camera (1940, Jones) * Excerpt from "My Dream is Yours" (1949) * A Wild Hare (1940, Avery) * How Bugs Bunny Won the West TV special (1978) * The Old Grey Hare (1944, Clampett) * Bugs Bunny Wild World of Sports TV special (1989) * Baseball Bugs (1946, Freleng) * Carrotblanca (1995, McCarthy) * Hair Raising Hare (1946, Jones) * Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas (2003 [unreleased], Kopp/Shin) * Haredevil Hare (1948, Jones) Disc 2: * 8 Ball Bunny (1950, Jones) * Rabbit of Seville (1950, Jones) * Ain't I A Stinker (2010 mini-documentary) * Rabbit Fire (1951, Jones) * Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers (1992, Ford/Lennon) * Show Biz Bugs (1957, Freleng) * Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over (1980, Jones/Monroe) * Knighty Knight Bugs (1958, Freleng) * The Carnival of the Animals (1976, Jones/Klynn) * What's Opera Doc? (1957, Jones) If you don’t own these cartoons and don’t intend to collect the more expensive and elaborate Looney Tunes Golden Collections, this is a stellar value at $18.99. Some of the stuff from the forties is some of the finest comedy ever forged in any medium. Trust me when I say you will laugh and laugh a lot.

HBO’s “In Treatment” swims in cliffhangers and reveals and DVD is one of the best ways to catch up on this psychoanalyst series. Season two was the one with Hope Davis (“Synecdoche, New York”) as Paul’s malpractice attorney, Alison Pill (“Scott Pilgrim”) as the girl with the health secret, John Mahoney (“Frasier”) as the CEO with panic attacks, and Aaron Shaw (“Dirty Laundry”) as the child of divorce. Every episode compels you to watch the next. Highly recommended; it’s much like getting five great series in one.
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“NewsRadio” season sets have momentarily fallen to $11.99 Per Season!!
Every episode of Rod Serling’s “Twilight Zone” can now be had on DVD for $142.49!! That works out to Less Than $28.50 Per Season!!
Warner Bros. has loads of movies at $2.50 or less each.

TV-on-Disc Calendar

Last Week All in the Family 7.x Ally McBeal 3.x Ally McBeal 4.x Ally McBeal 5.x Ancient Aliens 1.x (Blu-ray) Baseball: The Complete Miniseries Ben 10 Alien Force Vol. 9 Blue Mountain State 1.x Blue Mountain State 1.x (Blu-ray) Bones 5.x Bones 5.x (Blu-ray) Cake Boss 2.x Caprica 1.1-1.10 Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Blu-ray) Charlie & Lola 3.x Doctor Who: Dreamland Garfield: Pet Force 3D Gunsmoke 4.x Vol. 1 Lock N Load The Lost Kingdoms of Africa: The Complete Series Mary Tyler Moore Show 7.x Medium 6.x Midsomer Murders Vol. 16 Monk: The Complete Series Peanuts Holiday Collection (Blu-ray) Penguins of Madagascar: I Was a Penguin Zombie Phineas And Ferb: A Verry Perrry Christmas The Queen: The Complete Miniseries The Roman Invasion of Britain: The Complete Series Stargate Universe 1.x Survivor 3.x Survivor 4.x Stargate Universe 1.x (Blu-ray) Ugly Americans 1.x Vol. 1
This Week

Angel: The Complete Series ($101.99)

The BBC High-Definition Natural History Collection 2 (Blu-ray)

Blossom: 10 Very Special Episodes

The Commish: The Complete Series

Criminal Justice 2.x

CSI Miami 8.x

Dexter's Laboratory 1.x

Dollhouse 2.x

Dollhouse 2.x (Blu-ray)

The Essential Bugs Bunny

The Ghost Whisperer 5.x

G.I. Joe: Countdown For Zartan

Greatest American Hero 2.x ($14.98)

Gunsmoke 4.x Vol. 1

He-Man/She-Ra Christmas Special

Horseland: The Complete Series

In Treatment 2.x

Johnny Staccato: The Complete Series

Marcus Welby MD 2.x

Nite Tales: The Complete Series

Postcards From Buster: The Complete Series

Punky Brewster: Turn My World Around

Renegade: The Complete Series

SNL: A Very Gilly Christmas

Tudors 4.x

Wolverine and the X-Men: The Complete Series

Wolverine and the X-Men: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
Next Week Accidentally On Purpose: The Complete Series Alias Smith and Jones: The Complete Series The Bionic Woman 1.x Generator Rex Vol. 1 Jonathan Creek: The Specials Mind To Kill 2.x NBC Western TV Legends

Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Complete Collection

The Real L Word 1.x Scooby All-Star Laff-A-Lympics Scooby Doo Where Are You! Vol. 4 Shaun the Sheep 1.x Tales From The Darkside 4.x Tales From The Darkside: The Complete Series 20th Century With Mike Wallace: Politics & Presidents Wallander Wallander (Blu-ray)
October 26 CSI NY 6.x The Deputy: The Complete Series Dog the Bounty Hunter: Wild Ride Megaset How The Earth Was Made 1.x (Blu-ray) Law & Order: UK 1.x Man Vs. Food On the Road With Charles Kuralt Vol. 3 Poirot: Murder On the Orient Express (Blu-ray) Poldark 2.x Sex & the City: Complete Collection Slings & Arrows: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray) Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2.x Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2.x (Blu-ray) The Tonight Show: Four Decades

Twilight Zone: Fan Favorites

Venture Bros. 4.x Vol. 1 War of the Worlds 2.x War of the Worlds: The Complete Series
November 2 Agatha Christie's Marple: Geraldine McEwan Collection Beverly Hills 90210 10.x Cadfael: Complete Collection Christmas Treats Deadliest Catch 6.x Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen Doctor Who: Silver Nemesis Facts of Life 5.x Fallen (Blu-ray) Flipping Out 1.x Flipping Out 2.x The Fugitive 4.x Vol. 1 Hannah Montana 4.x Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2.x

The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series

The Larry Sanders Show 2.x
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