Re-issues. Most people in this day and age don’t give them the attention or credit that they deserve. Yet in an age in which prequels, sequels and reboots dominate theaters and in which reboots are beginning to develop a noticeable presence on television, re-issues are becoming critical entertainment outlets. Whether on DVD or Blu-ray, re-issues are playing increasingly vital for those looking for an alternatives to all of the unoriginal prequels, sequels, reboots (and even overly embellished bioflicks) that are churned out on the big screen and small screen.
Because re-issues are so important for audiences looking for an alternative to the general lack of substantial new or creative material on television and in theaters, it is just as fitting that they receive their own year-ender list. That being the case, that is exactly what is being presented here, the top new DVD and Blu-ray re-issues of 2017. Included in this year’s list are re-issues of United Artists’ 1960 romantic dramedy The Apartment courtesy of Arrow Films, MGM’s 1951 sci-fi/horror classic The Man From Planet X, and even re-issues of some classic TV series including the first two seasons of Nickelodeon’s timeless animated series Rugrats. Those two sets, previously released via Amazon (along with the series’ other eight seasons) take the top two spots on this list.
As with every previous list, this list features this critic’s Top 10 titles as well as five additional titles for a total of 15 titles. Without any further ado, here for your consideration is Phil’s Picks’ 2017 Top 10 New DVD/BD Re-Issues.
PHIL’S PICKS 2017 TOP 10 NEW DVD/BD RE-ISSUES
- Rugrats: Season 1
- Rugrats: Season 2
- The Old Dark House
- The Man From Planet X
- Terror In A Texas Town
- The Apartment
- Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus
- The Yogi Bear Show: The Complete Series
- Spongebob Squarepants: The First 100 Episodes
- Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego? — The Complete Series
- The Love Of A Woman
- The Big Knife
- Car Wash
- Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie
That’s it for this list, but not for the DVD and Blu-ray titles. There are still lists for the year’s top new family DVDs/BDs, grown-up DVDs/BDs, Children’s DVDs/BDs and maybe even the year’s top new independent movies and theatrical releases. Time will tell if I have time to get to them. Either way, there’s still more to come, so stay tuned!
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