Some great TV this week:
Doctor Who: Seeds of Doom Boy, until they (if ever) put Terror of the Zygons out (and with Pyramids of Mars long available), this is one of the ones I’ve most wanted to see. Tom Baker’s Doctor, in his prime, with Sarah Jane at his side, fighting Quatermass-esque giant plant-guy monsters. You can’t beat that with a stick.
Doctor Who: The Ark An adventure of the very first Doctor.
Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol The newest Doctor take part in one of the program’s now annual Christmas specials.
Walking Dead Season One Haven’t seen it yet, but by all reports some top-notch zombie stuff.
On the movie front:
Birdemic: Shock & Terror Everything you’ve heard about this is true. It’s astounding. Also available on Blu-Ray (!).
Speaking of Blu Ray, Fans of a Certain Age will be excited to learn that John Boorman’s Excaliber is now out in that format.
The fine folks at Code Red release two new double feature Exploitation Cinema discs:
Supervan/Jailbait ‘70s sexploitation stuff
Where Time Began / Encounter With the Unknown The second is a laughably horrible Twilight Zone-type deal (sadly actually narrated by Rod Serling just before his premature death). The first story of the three, about a modern witch who curses the guys who caused her son’s death, is such a favorite of mine that I showed it at T-Fest several years ago. The other movie is a Spanish Jules Verne dealie, and thus probably quite boring, but really, that’s just a toss-in on a disc you should be buying for Encounter.
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu Comic horror film honoring old H.P. The reviews at Amazon are good, for what that’s worth.