SFX - - Reviews -

First, let’s de­tail the lat­est avalanche of TV box sets. Avail­able to buy now are Dark Mat­ter sea­son three, The Flash sea­son three, Per­son Of In­ter­est sea­son five and Su­per­nat­u­ral sea­son 12, with Ar­row sea­son five ar­riv­ing on 18 Septem­ber. Also out: a new 15th An­niver­sary box set of Joss Whe­don’s un­justly short-lived “space western” Fire­fly – no new ex­tras, but you do get 10 art cards, five stick­ers and a fold-out poster. A 20th an­niver­sary DVD box set of Buffy fol­lows hot on its heels on 18 Septem­ber. Mak­ing its HD de­but: Gerry An­der­son’s neW CAP­TAIn sCAr­LeT (out now, Blu-ray). In 2005 we were blown away by this CGI up­date of the clas­sic pup­pet show. We said: “The CGI is un­canny, the scripts are in­tel­li­gently writ­ten, and there are se­quences that feel pretty strong for kids’ TV.” Are the Leather­face movies SFX fare? We um and aah over this, so will men­tion THe TeXAs CHAIn­sAW MAs­sACre 2 (out now, Blu-ray). Tobe Hooper’s 1986 se­quel sees a venge­ful Den­nis Hop­per go­ing af­ter the Sawyer clan – now liv­ing un­der an aban­doned car­ni­val. With its pitch-black com­edy, sledge­ham­mer-sub­tle satire and lash­ings of gore, it’s to­tally bat­shit. Fi­nally, THe doC­Tors: THe ToM BAKer yeArs (out now, DVD) is the lat­est col­lec­tion of vin­tage in­ter­views with Doc­tor Who stars taken from Reel­time Pic­tures’ Myth Mak­ers range. This two-disc col­lec­tion brings to­gether chin­wags with Baker, Elis­a­beth Sladen (Sarah Jane), Ian Marter (Harry), Louise Jame­son (Leela), Mary Tamm (Ro­mana) and John Lee­son (K9), recorded be­tween 1984 and 2000.

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