Friday, June 22, 2007

the shelf shuffle

Some news for this Friday morning; we've added some new links and members to our Shelf Links and Shelf Community sections. They are as follows:

Shelf Links:
Archie Comics: The website for the Archie Comics publishers. Wolf and I grew up on Archie as well as other comics, and this is an interesting website for all things Archie. You can find the daily newspaper strip, order monthly Digests and other goodies and even listen to Archie OTR! Quite frankly, I was even more impressed when I read their Note to Parents section. My kids will be checking this one out.

Radio Lovers: A great OTR site that has hundreds of shows, free for your enjoyment.

The Fred Thompson Report: This is Fred's site on ABC radio for his commentary that can be heard on ABC Radio in print form. I've enjoyed reading his thoughts and ideas and have come to understand where he is coming from even more and where he stands on some issues. Caution: reason, common horse sense and real, tough talk ahead. Here's an excerpt from his thoughts on Harry Reid this week:
Harry Reid voted for the war, like a majority of our legislators. America decided as a nation to free Iraq and the region from Saddam Hussein's tyranny. I have friends, both Democrat and Republican, who questioned the decision at the time, but the Republic made a commitment based on constitutional and democratic procedures. So they are now a hundred percent committed to moving forward in a way that’s best for our country. None of them, by the way, believe surrendering to the forces of terror in Iraq is what's best for our country.

Shelf Community:
We've added several new Classic Film Blogs. I'm encouraged by such interest and writing about classic films that's out there. There are some great articles here and there. Enjoy reading the blogs: Another Old Movie Blog , Self-Styled Siren and Classic Movie Lounge.

You may also be aware that TCM has a movie blog with several writers blogging about old cinema. It's called Movie Morlocks and I've enjoy reading it for a while now. While it is accessible through TCM's site which we have had linked forever, I thought it make things easier to post a direct link.

Classic Cinema Online is exactly what it's name implies; classic films available to watch online. While members of Netflix and other places make watching films online possible, it's nice to have a site dedicated to bringing public domain classic films in a nice themed presentation.

DVD News:
Disney has announced that they will release The Jungle Book: Platinum Edition two disc dvd set for October 2nd. The film is celebrating it's 40th anniversary this year. The Jungle Book is one of my favorite Disney films, and the film and extras look like they will be great. Extras include audio commentary, The Bare Necessities: The Making of The Jungle Book documentary plus lost footage, DVD games and interviews with animators who were influenced by the film, including Pixar/Disney animator and director Brad Bird. This is one to put on your short list folks. You can also pick the DVD release of Disney's Meet the Robinsons in October.
Also for any Disney Treasures fans or collectors (like me), Disney announced some time ago their 7th Wave of Treasures sets that will be released this December. While we're talking Disney lets pass along what they will be (no cover art yet). Wave 7 will consist, as of now, three titles: Disneyland: The Secrets, Stories and Magic, The Chronological Donald, Volume Three and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. This is sure to be one of best waves yet, so be sure to put these at the top of your Christmas list! We'll bring you set info when we get it.

That's all for now, but stick around. Be sure to come back later for a review of some recent Fox DVDs and then a full review next week of the week's Top Shelf Pick: The Lucille Ball Collection. Same Shelf time, same Shelf channel.

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.

I'm gone, man, solid gone.


Sallie said...

I'm excited about Jungle Book- I try to pick up all the Platinum Editions.

Unfortunately, I didn't get started collecting The Treasures, I wish I had. Right now, there are more old Disney movies I wish they'd release!

By the way, I saw the Lucille Ball collection at my local Wal-Mart, but I have them Netflxed! I can't wait to see them.

bri n texas said...

The treasures are wonderful. I don't pick up every single one, but almost.
That's good news about Jungle Book, but I'm a little leary cause I'm still smarting from having purchased a bunch of Disney on the Gold collection label. Now they want me to buy them again. Ouch!

Zoe Roff said...

I am the SC coordinator for FredHeads USA. Would love to hear from you, as we have heard you are committed to "reason, common horse sense and real, tough talk" from Senator Thompson. Drop us a line if you can offer some help. We would love to have you!

Zoe Roff
SC FredHeads


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