Articles by Ed Peters

Animal House

August 15, 2006 // 0 Comments

So, the high-definition DVD revolution is officially underway. Aside from the obvious choice – HD-DVD or Blu-Ray – one decision that consumers will face as both formats dig in their respective heels is: "Do I upgrade?" However, a [...]

Creature Comforts: The Complete First Season

November 7, 2005 // 0 Comments

The recent successes of "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" and the "Wallace & Gromit" feature film suggest a potential renaissance of the lost art of stop-motion animation. Add to the mix Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's [...]

Snow White And The Three Stooges

May 5, 2005 // 0 Comments

With the exception of an error in the liner notes, Fox Home Entertainment’s DVD release of ’Snow White and the Three Stooges’ should please fans of the Stooges and collectors of Saturday matinee family fare. The film’s concept couldn’t be [...]

Being Julia

May 4, 2005 // 0 Comments

Let’s just get this out of the way before we start: Annette Bening was robbed at this year’s Oscars. While the individual eventually awarded the statuette gave a terrific performance in their film (so I don’t name names), it just can’t hold a [...]

Astro Boy – The Complete Series

March 24, 2005 // 0 Comments

Many a baby boomer sat glued to their TV sets in the 1960s, entranced by Japanese cartoon shows. Long before they were redubbed "anime, " programs like "Gigantor," "Kimba The White Lion" and "Marine Boy" were [...]


March 9, 2005 // 0 Comments

"Bambi" was never one of my favorite Disney films. It just never grabbed me the way "Fantasia, " "Snow White" or even "Sleeping Beauty" does. But there’s no denying it’s in the upper pantheon of great Disney [...]

Batman & Robin: The Serial Collection

March 4, 2005 // 0 Comments

When you think about it, movie serials were early television. Episodic in nature and always offering a quick resolution for every life-threatening dilemma, serials required audiences to follow each chapter. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has hearkened [...]

Lost In Space: Season 2 Volume 2

December 13, 2004 // 0 Comments

Even among its ardent fans and casual detractors, everyone agrees that when ’Lost In Space’ went to color in its second season, the series’ transformation from straightforward action-adventure to out-and-out camp fest was complete. Amid day-glo [...]


August 6, 2004 // 0 Comments

Ever since its disastrous first theatrical release during the Great Depression, Tod Browning’s "Freaks" has virtually defined the best – and worst – of the term "cult classic." The 1932 MGM release has been alternately vilified, [...]

The Marx Brothers Collection

June 28, 2004 // 0 Comments

When films transitioned from the silents to the talkies, screen comedy underwent a pivotal transformation as well. Whereas silent comedy relied solely on the visual with sight gags, pratfalls, and physical shtick, sound brought a new element into the [...]
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