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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
New at Classic Flix: My epic review of Big Valley Season 2
I wrote a feature-length review of Timeless' DVD set of Season 2 of "The Big Valley"--the first video release of the show since 2007--and it was posted day and date--yesterday--at ClassicFlix. A little tease is below, but read the whole thing here:
It's not quite as dramatic as the proverbial cavalry thundering forward on horseback to save a besieged wagon train, but Timeless Media Group pulls off an impressive rescue by freeing The Big Valley from the barren, unforgiving desert of DVD limbo. The complete Season 2 set arrives 7 years after Fox ceased production after 1 ½ seasons. That's right, 1 ½. Fox released Season 1 in a single collection before splitting Season 2 but leaving fans hanging after the first volume.
Now all 30 episodes of Season 2 (1966-1967) are available on 5 discs. I doubt that I have to sell existing fans on this, though they may be concerned that 6 hour-long episodes are packed on each individual...
*Well, much to no one's surprise, the arrival of ESPN+ on Roku means a lot of the "free" content on Watch ESPN is gone. It's not enough ESPN has to get 8 bucks from every cable subscriber. Now it has to take away the content it was giving those subscribers and charge an extra 5 bucks per for it.
*Can we talk about how Magic Bullet replacement mugs are way too expensive? Uh...they really are way too expensive. That's pretty much all I had to say.
*I was excited to watch The Little Hours until I realized Dave Franco was in it, and I don't know even why I feel this way. Does he have to be in every damn movie Alison Brie is in, though? I have Dave Franco fatigue despite not knowing for sure if I have actually seen him in a movie.
*3 "Pitch Perfect" movies already, yet 30 years later, no "Megaforce" sequel.
*You ever fire up a DVD of a movie, check the running time, and just laugh when you see how short it is?
*Hyped for people pretending to like "Roseanne" because the main character is apparently a Trump voter.
*Saw a headline reading "'Small' Comeback" with a pic of Kathy Griffin and thought she was playing Vicki in some kind of "Small Wonder" reboot.
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