I should probably connect the dots here and direct readers of this blog to some of my other recent writing. I’ve been reviewing DVDs for Disc Dish since its inception; the site is the brainchild of two of the editors I worked with at the sorely missed trade mag Video Business, Laurence Lerman and Samantha Clark.
My writing for DD is a bit more formal than it is in the entries here, but I’m proud of the reviews, as they include a little background, a little historical context, and a note or two on the supplements that appear on the discs, as well as any missing elements or special marketing maneuvers made by the DVD companies.
I know lots and lots of folks are doing the streaming thing these days — I can’t even imagine having another reason to be tethered to my computer — but the little silver discs are still being produced on a weekly basis, and there are some wonders to be found thereupon. For example:
The 1980 new wave music pic Breaking Glass
The Ernie Kovacs Collection
Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
Francois Ozon’s Potiche
One word: Skidoo
The box set of the Seventies TV show Celebrity Bowling
Fassbinder’s I Only Want You To Love Me
Ozon’s Hideaway (Francois has been a busy guy!)