This is really impromptu, but I think I’m going to start doing a weekly “new releases” sort of thing, when warranted. Granted, there’s not usually a lot to report, but I know I often forget release dates and such. Maybe it’ll be useful, maybe not.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Mike Nelson, “Weird Al” Yankovic
DVD: $9.99 (or less), Rifftrax: $3.99
As the above image suggests, Weird Al Yankovic’s Rifftrax debut came out on Tuesday. The film is Jurassic Park (which, in the light, isn’t so frightening). You can see a sample after the cut. Judging from that sample, this could be a good one. Not so much because the sample is especially funny (it was above average) but because of Al’s sheer enthusiasm. Even when his riffs aren’t especially funny, his charisma keeps me engaged. Plus, who doesn’t love Weird Al?
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Contains: The Giant Gila Monster (Season 4), Swamp Diamonds (Season 5), Teenage Strangler (Season 5), The Giant Spider Invasion (Season 8)
DVD: $44.99 (give or take)
Also, perhaps slightly more noteworthy is the rerelease of Rhino’s Volume 10 set, under the erroneous title Volume 10.2. (It should be 10.1! You’re doing it wrong!) As you probably know, this set replaces Godzilla vs. Megalon with The Giant Gila Monster. And if that isn’t enough to draw your attention, Trace, Frank, and Joel have jumped back into character for a brand new skit, explaining the whole Godzilla/Gila Monster switcheroo. Enjoy a sample of Gila Monster after the cut.