LEADING the way among a limited number of new DVD releases this week are offerings for young and old.
The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection: It looks like they have the technology to package all 100 hour-long episodes in one very cool set.
Although the special effects to make The Six Million Dollar Man look bionic appear cheesy compared to today’s CGI, the series remains one of the best action TV shows since the 1970s when it launched.
Each week, Col Steve Austin (Lee Majors) would use the bionic body parts given him after he was injured in a crash. The hardware allowed him to run, jump, hit and see better than the average crime fighter.
As a bonus, the set includes the reunion TV movies.
The Search For Santa Paws: This prequel to the 2009 release Santa Buddies: The Legend Of Santa Paws shows how the talking canine and Santa Claus became best friends.
Santa ends up on the streets of New York after losing his memory. This brings him to a young couple who has inherited a toy store and a group of orphans who makes the “Annie” gang look like millionaires. The very young America’s Got Talent singing sensation Kaitlyn Maher is among those at the poorly run orphanage.
The film piles on the sentimentality with orphans, puppies and even Santa Claus all put in peril. Adults may feel emotionally crushed, but this is the kind of film that youngsters will watch repeatedly. This movie is also available on Blu-ray.
The Disappearance Of Alice Creed: The power between captor and kidnapper is tested. Gemma Arterton stars.
I’m Still Here: The Lost Year Of Joaquin Phoenix: A mockumentary that follows a wild year in the life of Joaquin Phoenix.
Eat Pray Love: Julia Roberts plays a woman who goes on a trek to find herself.
Luther: BBC America series about an emotionally tortured detective. Idris Elba stars.
Deadland: Gary Weeks stars in this look at life after World War III flick.
Fire & Ice: The Dragon Chronicle: A fire dragon attacks the peaceful world of Caprica. Amy Acker stars.
Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Twelfth Season: Angela Lansbury plays the crime-solving mystery writer.
7th Heaven: The Final Season: The family drama stars Stephen Collins.
The Nature Of Existence: The documentary from Roger Nygard takes a look at the meaning for our existence. – The Fresno Bee/McClatchy-Tribune Information Services