Box Sets Galore!!!

Ouch, my wallet!We have news for oodles of upcoming box sets that are scheduled to hit DVD later this year, including: The West Wing: The Complete Collection, Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Volume 4, Blade Runner: Director’s Cut and even a bit about the upcoming Muppet Show: Season Two.Phew that’s alot.Read ahead for all the details… **UPDATE – Full Looney Tunes Golden Details** First up, fans of The West Wing who (like me) have been holding out for a big box with the entire show in it will rejoice when Warner Brothers releases The West Wing: The Complete Collection on November 7th. The massive box is housed in a Presidential looking dossier with 45 discs containing all 154 episodes. The discs themselves will be the very same as the previously released season box sets, but also contain a copy of the pilot script and an introduction by Aaron Sorkin. Retail for the box will be a fairly reasonable $299.98Specs –

  • Full Frame and Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Copy of the script for the pilot episode
  • Introduction by Aaron Sorkin
  • All previous season set special features.

————————————What’s up Doc? On November 14th, Warner Brothers will release Looney Tunes: Golden Collection Volume 4, with another 60 classic shorts remastered in all their digital glory. Retail will be $64.92 SRP.Specs –

  • Full Frame 1.33:1
  • Original Mono SoundDisc 1: Bugs Bunny Classics Shorts:
  • Roman Legion-Hare
  • The Grey Hounded Hare
  • Rabbit Hood
  • Operation: RABBIT
  • Knight-mare Hare
  • Southern Fried Rabbit
  • Mississippi Hare
  • Hurdy-Gurdy Hare
  • Forward March Hare
  • Sahara Hare
  • Barbary-Coast Bunny
  • To Hare is Human
  • 8 Ball Bunny
  • Knighty Knight Bugs
  • Rabbit RomeoExtras:Commentaries:
  • Rabbit Hood, by director Eric Goldberg
  • Operation: RABBIT, by writer Paul Dini
  • Mississippi Hare, by director Eric Goldberg
  • Hurdy-Gurdy Hare, by writer Paul Dini
  • 8 Ball Bunny, by historian Jerry Beck
  • Rabbit Romeo, by actor June Foray and historian Jerry BeckAlternate Audio Programs:
  • Operation: RABBIT Music and Effects Track
  • Knight-Mare Hare Music Only Track
  • Southern Fried Rabbit Music and Effects Track
  • Sahara Hare Music Only Track
  • Barbary-Coast Bunny Music Only Track
  • To Hare is Human Music Only Track
  • Rabbit Romeo Music Only Track
  • Twilight in Tunes: The Music of Raymond Scott
  • Bugs Bunny Superstar Part 1 (1976 documentary)
  • Powerhouse in Pictures
  • Fifty Years of Bugs Bunny in 3½ Minutes (1989 short)
  • The Bugs Bunny Show
  • Ballpoint Puns Bridging Sequences
  • Foreign Legion Leghorn Audio Recording Sessions
  • Trailer Gallery
  • Bugs Bunny’s Cartoon Carnival
  • Bugs Bunny’s All-Star RevueDisc 2: Frank Tashlin Showcase Shorts:
  • The Case of the Stuttering Pig
  • Little Pancho Vanilla
  • Little Beau Porky
  • Now that Summer is Gone
  • Porky in the North Woods
  • You’re an Education
  • Porky’s Railroad
  • Plane Daffy
  • Porky the Fireman
  • Cracked Ice
  • Puss n’ Booty
  • I Got Plenty of Mutton
  • Booby Hatched
  • Unruly Hare
  • The Stupid CupidExtras: Commentaries:
  • The Case of the Stuttering Pig, by animator Mark Kausler
  • Now That Summer is Gone, by historian Michael Barrier with director Frank Tashlin
  • Porky in the North Woods, by animator Mark Kausler
  • You’re an Education, by historian Daniel Goldmark
  • Plane Daffy, by filmmaker Greg Ford
  • Cracked Ice, by historian Michael Barrier with director Frank Tashlin
  • Puss n’ Booty, by historian Jerry Beck
  • I Got Plenty of Mutton, by filmmaker Greg Ford
  • Porky’s Poultry Plant, by historian Michael Barrier with director Frank Tashlin
  • The Stupid Cupid, by director Eddie Fitzgerald
  • Bugs Bunny Superstar Part 2 (1976 documentary)
  • Porky and Daffy in The William Tell Overture (2006 short)
  • Frank Tashlin’s Storybooks
  • Little Chic’s Wonderful Mother
  • Tony and ClarenceFrom the Vault:
  • The Goldbrick (1943 short)
  • The Home Front (1943 short)
  • Censored (1944 short)Disc 3: Speedy Gonzales Shorts:
  • Cat-Tails for Two
  • Tabasco Road
  • Tortilla Flaps
  • Mexicali Shmoes
  • Here Today, Gone Tamale
  • West of the Pesos
  • Cannery Woe
  • The Pied Piper of Guadalupe
  • Mexican Boarders
  • Chili Weather
  • A Message to Gracias
  • Nuts and Volts
  • Pancho’s Hideaway
  • The Wild Chase
  • A-Haunting We Will GoExtras: Commentaries:
  • Cat-Tails for Two, by actor Stan Freberg and historian Jerry Beck
  • Mexican Boarders, by filmmaker Greg Ford with director Friz Freleng
  • Nuts and Volts, by animator Art Leonardi and historian Jerry Beck
  • The Wild Chase, by writer Paul DiniAlternate Audio Programs:
  • Cat-Tails for Two Music and Effects Track
  • Tabasco Road Music Only Track
  • Mexicali Schmoes Music Only Track
  • West of the Pesos Music Only Track
  • Friz on Film (2006 Documentary) From the Vault:
  • 90 Day Wondering (1956 Short)
  • Drafty, Isn’t It? (1957 Short)Disc 4: Cats Shorts:
  • The Night Watchman
  • Conrad the Sailor
  • The Sour Puss
  • The Aristo-Cat
  • Dough Ray Me-ow
  • Pizzicato *censored*cat
  • Kiss Me Cat
  • Cat Feud
  • The Unexpected Pest
  • Go Fly a Kit
  • Kiddin’ the Kitten
  • A Peck o’ Trouble
  • Mouse and Garden
  • Porky’s Poor Fish
  • Swallow the LeaderExtras: Commentaries:
  • Conrad the Sailor, by filmmaker Greg Ford with director Chuck Jones
  • The Aristo-Cat, by director Eddie Fitzgerald
  • The Aristo-Cat, by filmmaker Greg Ford with director Chuck Jones
  • Dough Ray Me-ow, by historian Jerry Beck
  • Pizzicato *censored*cat, by Daniel Goldmark
  • The Unexpected Pest, by actor June Foray and historian Jerry BeckAlternate Audio Programs:
  • Cat Feud Music Only Track
  • The Unexpected Pest Music Only Track
  • Go Fly a Kit Music Only Track
  • A Peck of Trouble Music and Effects Track
  • Behind the Tunes (2006 documentary featurettes):
  • One Hit Wonders
  • Sing-a-Song of Looney Tune
  • The Art of the Gag
  • Wild Lines: The Art of Voice Acting
  • Looney Tunes: A Cast of ThousandsFrom the Vault:
  • Porky’s Breakdowns
  • Sahara Hare Storyboard Reel
  • Porky’s Poor Fish Storyboard Reel
  • Mouse and Garden

————————————Also from WB, look for a brand spanking new re-issue of the director’s cut of Blade Runner to hit stores for $19.97 SRP on November 12th. The movie itself will be remasted and cleaned up, although if you can wait the boys and girls at Warner will release an Ultimate Edition containing no less then 3 cuts of the film, including this one sometime next year.Specs –

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1

————————————Finally today, attention all Muppet Show fans. Disney is FINALLY getting around to issuing the second season of The Muppet Show next year in Q1 on DVD and would like fan input as to what the cover art should look like. You have the three choices below to pick from.Just click the image and you too can vote –

————————————Cover Art –(Click to Enlarge)

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