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September Warner DVDs
August 25, 2008

Just got a list of what Warner Bros. is planning to release in September, and there’s some fun stuff! No superhero movies this month (Iron Man is from another studio; wait, does Speed Racer count?), but plenty of geek entertainment.

Pushing Daisies cover

Some TV shows I enjoy watching get box sets. Big Bang Theory is out September 2 (hey! That’s next week!). It was slow getting started, but this sitcom has grown on me because the leads are so true to geekdom, from the comic character t-shirts to their hobbies and incredibly focused personalities. And Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is just a hoot! He’s reordered his world the way he wants it, regardless of what everyone else thinks.

Both Chuck and Pushing Daisies have their first seasons out on the 16th along with the second season of Torchwood. Chuck is every nerd’s fantasy, as he becomes a genius super-spy accompanied by an accomplished, attractive handler. That season of Torchwood is the one guest-starring James Marsters (Spike!). But Pushing Daisies is my favorite for the sheer imaginative fantasy on display. Visually stunning! (And aren’t the DVDs as pies cute?)

And then, at the end of the month come the cartoons, with the Peanuts Holiday Collection on the 23rd — it includes It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas, the three big holidays — and the next Popeye box set, Volume 3, on September 30. That’s a must-have after how much KC enjoyed the previous one.

Oh, I forgot about the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3 (9/9) because I skip the small-episode sets in favor of the complete season package I hope will come later.

And last, there’s the seventh season of Smallville on September 9th. Who would have thought it would have lasted that long? This set has a featurette on Kara/Supergirl and “Jimmys on Jimmy”, which assembles four actors who’ve played Jimmy Olsen to discuss the character. Here’s a clip:

From left to right, that’s Marc McClure (1978 Superman movie), Aaron Ashmore (Smallville), Jack Larson (Adventures of Superman TV show), and Sam Huntington (Superman Returns). What a cool idea! I’m just impressed they’re all still around and looking so good… although I’m partial to Michael Landes (Lois and Clark), myself.

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david brothers writes:  

Ha! I just got Paramount’s list, which includes Iron Man and Transformers and was thinking about doing a similar post. I’m not on Warner’s list, though, because I haven’t been able to find the correct contact.

I would totally buy that Charlie Brown collection, too. Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbes are essential reading/viewing.

 
James Schee writes:  

They did this a few seasons ago with various actresses that played Lois Lane. I didn’t see any of this season so I kind of want to see what they did with Kara.

This season should be odd, with the actors who played Lex and Lana having turned down returning in regular roles. (apparently they did say they’d appear in a limited one)

Oh and the LSH are appearing in an episode, written by Geoff Johns though.

 
James Schee writes:  

Oh and one more thing, dead on about Big Bang Theory. When I first saw the premiere episode I hated it. I disliked the second and third episodes as well. Yet darn it I was sitting there after the writer’s striked watching and about middle way through an episode I went “Dang, when did I start loving this show?”

 
Nat Gertler writes:  

I’ve ended up watching much of Big Bang Theory, and still find that it doesn’t work for me… except when they have Sara Gilbert appear. Don’t know if her and Galecki were born for chemistry, or merely that their years working together make them good fits, but for whatever reason, the show is watchable with her and sings when it is just them.
The good news is that Sara is going to be a regular this season.

 
Johanna writes:  

David, but other than the two you mention and the Love Guru (shudder), what do they have coming out?

James, I’d probably trying watching the LSH episode… but with that and the Justice League, the show has really gotten away from the “no flights, no tights” thing, hasn’t it?

 
Chris G. writes:  

In the Justice League episode, they seem to have amended it to “no tights, just color-coded, practically skintight outfits.”

 
John writes:  

I usually ignore my birthdays, but with both Chuck and Torchwood coming out on my day, I think this year is a must celebrate.

Maybe I’ll ask for cash this year? :0)

Unfortunately, I hear (from Doctor Who Monthly) that Torchwood is undergoing changes, and when it returns in 2009, only Capt. Jack is confirmed. It may have something to do with the Doctor Who season finale which I haven’t seen, so no spoilers please!

JOHN :0)

 
Alan Coil writes:  

Reading that they had interviewed several Jimmy Olsens and several Lois Lanes, I realized that they won’t be able to specifically interview several Supermans from the movies, but would have to turn to voice actors after interviewing Brandon Roush. The same for Perry Whites. Sad.

 
david brothers writes:  

Johanna: Here’s the full list-
9/2 Transformers: 2-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray (action/sci-fi/drama)**
9/16 The Love Guru DVD (comedy)
9/16 The Love Guru Blu-ray (comedy)**
9/23 Madagascar Blu-ray (animation/children/family)**
9/23 Shrek the Third Blu-ray (family/comedy)**
9/23 The Godfather Collection: The Coppola Restoration DVD (crime/drama)
9/23 The Godfather Collection: The Coppola Restoration Blu-ray (crime/drama)**
9/23 Foot Fist Way DVD (comedy)
9/30 Iron Man: 2-Disc Special Collector’s Edition DVD (action/adventure/drama/sci-fi/thriller)
9/30 Iron Man: 2-Disc Special Collector’s Edition Blu-ray (action/adventure/drama/sci-fi/thriller)**
9/30 Click & Clack: As the Wrench Turns DVD (animation/comedy/tv)

I’m an inordinate fan of Madagascar and plan on checking out the sequel. I lived with a three year old for a while and got used to watching it on a biweekly basis. I’ll probably end up checking that one out, but your mileage may vary.

 
Johanna writes:  

I don’t have Blu-Ray (and no interest), so I’ll be skipping half of those. :)

John, yes, there are definitely changes happening at Torchwood. More I will not say, but it’s covered in that season set.

 
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