DVD releases for Feb 20th.

Alias Smith & Jones: Season One (1971)$39.98 Pete Dual, Ben Murphy Four-disc set. Extras: Commentary on the pilot by writer/creator/producer Glen Larson (Uni)
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Having been too young to see this show, I asked Lee, the elder statesman of Crimespree Cinema, to give me a rundown. “A couple of Butch Cassidy/Sundance Kid wannabes make an agreement with the government that they will be good guys. They then go about the west doing good.”

I get the impression that Mr. Lee was not a huge fan of the show. If you were, this is your chance to relive the days of yore.

Look for appearances by Burl Ivs. Cesar Romaro, Susan St. James, Alan Hale (aka The Skipper) and Slim Pickens.

The Prestige (2006) Dir.: Christopher Nolan; Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Andy Serkis. $29.99 Extras: “The Director’s Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Christopher Nolan,” “The Art of the Prestige Gallery.” (Buena Vista).
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Based on the novel by Christopher Price, The Prestige tells the tale of two turn of the century magicians that go from friendly rivals to arch enemies and the tragedy the results from their obsession to top one another.

Ruth Rendell Mysteries 1 features Master of the Moor, Vanity dies hard, The Secret House of Death and The Double. Extras: Ruth Rendell biography and cast filmographies. (2007) (Acorn media)
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A collection of stories from a true legend on the mystery genre that were adapted by the BBC, Master of the Moor features Colin Firth (Bridget Jones Diary, Love Actually).

Lee “the man” Crawford will have a full review in the next week.

Jeremy