Tuesday, June 19, 2007

passing parade o' stuff

Just a couple of items today. A semi regular feature of news you can use, that we like to call: The Passing Parade. The roundup will be posted tomorrow. Now, on to the headlines:
Shelf Community News

OTRE moves!
First off- Our pal Sallie over at Old Time Radio Experience has broadened her blogging horizons. She has decided to create a new blog that will encompass OTR with her interests in classic films and more. So go check her new site out, it's called The Vintage Place. I know you'll be interested. Just click the sign below and away you go. We'll have a permenant link in the sidebar, but we'll also leave up OTRE for a time, as there are some great stuff to download and look at still. Good luck, Sallie!

If you missed last night's broadcast of the show Geekerati, you can still catch it as it is archived. Last night Christian, Shawna and the gang talked about entertainment and viral marketing. And of course, ol' loveable Loophole was there with the audio version of this week's Roundup. So for a sneak preview of the Roundup every week, and lots of entertainment talk and more, listen to us at Geekerati Monday nights at 7pm PT/ 10pm ET. Just click the link below to head on over and listen to archived shows.

I Have a Talk Show

DVD News

Mickey and Judy set!
Here's a bit of DVD news that you may have seen over at Laura's Miscelanous Musings or DVD Times, but we would be remiss if we didn't mention it here for the Shelf faithful (Hat tip to DVD Times for info and from whom we shamefully cribbed the picture:
Warner Home Video will be releasing The Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland Collection: Ultimate Collector’s Edition on Sept. 25th. The films in the set will be Babes in Arms, Babes on Broadway, Strike Up the Band and Girl Crazy. As you've come to expect and appreciate Warner's is including a ton of features for each disc, including musical and comedy shorts, cartoons and more. There will also be a fifth bonus disc of special features that will include and episode of TCM's Private Screenings: Private Screenings with Mickey Rooney, The Judy Garland Songbook: a 21 song collection of Judy's best and Mickey and Judy Trailer Gallery. We know fans have been clamouring for this set for awhile, so mark your calenders. The WHV Ultimate series are known for great DVD sets, and this is no slouch, brother. The set also includes 20 collectible photo postcards and a booklet which includes photos of vintage memorabilia, reproduced advertisements, and production notes written by film historian John Fricke. By the way, the films have new introductions by Mickey Rooney! Take a gander at the glorious goodies below:

The 8th and final season of Charmed will hit DVD on Sept. 11th. Unlike past sets, Charmed: The Final Season, will feature several extras, incuding a look at the creation of the show, several commentaries, and a look at the set, makeup and production of this magical series. Mrs. Loophole and I love watching the show and are eager to catch up on season 8 again. The ending was not praised by all fans, but it certainly tied many storylines up. The show which starred Shannon Doherty, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Loophole's favorite, Holly Marie Combs was the longest running television show with all female leads. Good entertainment, lots of backstory magic and mythology. The series also had lots of drama, romance and comedy. Great fun.

Well kiddies, the parade has gone by. But don't fret, we'll return tomorrow with the Roundup! Stay tuned.

Oh, I know it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me. I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.

Who would shoot a gnome? And why is the 'g' silent?


Cassandra said...

I didn't know you were a Charmed fan! Aha! I knew I liked this site! I've been checking it out for a week or so and enjoyed it. Very eclectic, very cool.

Anonymous said...

Very nice Mickey and Judy set. Warners just keeps making all other DVD producers look like amateurs.

Sallie said...

Thanks for your wonderful plug for my blog. I also didn't know about the Mickey and Judy set! How could I not! I'll have to add that to my wish list. :)

Dan B (no, not Bennett, think harder) said...

Speaking of Judy Garland, there is an exciting new group on Yahoo called The Judy Garland Experience. The group features ultra rare audio files, amazing photo's, lively discussions, and the most eclectic bunch of Judy fan's you will find anywhere.
The membership includes Garland family members, historians, authors, film makers, other celebrities, and fans of all levels. The only person missing is you!
This week in our audio section we are featuring Judy's November, 1968 concert at Lincoln Center where she tenderly pays tribute to Harold Arlen, Her complete performance in 1953's psychological musical, Lady In The Dark, selections from her concert at the Met, and some other odds and ends including an oh so rare concert performance by Judy's friend Anita O'Day. Please stop by our little Judyville and check it out, you may never want to leave.


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