M. Andy Mckinney

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Lexx: Season 1
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Since no one ever did a comparison before, I took the risk and bought this. It isn't only box-graphics that's being "shared" with Echo Bridge on this release, the disc-content is, apart from Alliance/Interpol logos at the beginning, identical to the Echo Bridge release (in fact, after the Alliance logo, the Echo Bridge logo is seen on this, proof that they're using the same masters).

Like the Echo Bridge ones, there are 10 chapter points per episode rather than the nine that were on the previous Canadian release. I read on the internet quite some time ago that "I Worship His Shadow" has some slight dialogue censorship on the Echo Bridge version (unfortunately, the person didn't… Read more
V: The Original Miniseries <b>DVD</b> ~ Marc Singer
V: The Original Miniseries DVD ~ Marc Singer
For those of you who are into "original aspect ratio", I reget to announce that this DVD (and the one for "The FInal Battle") have had a "fake" widescreen effect applied to the picture.
The two mini-series were shot (and, importantly, broadcast) in fullscreen 4:3 mode. Warner Bros, apparently with Kenneth Johnson's blessing, have "matted" (i.e. covered up part of the top and bottom of the picture) to make this fit widescreen TVs.
Johnson claims he shot the first mini-series with a theatrical aspect ratio in mind (which doesn't explain why "The Final Battle" was also matted), but that's not the point: it was shot primarily for TV… Read more
Best of TV Quiz & Game Show Themes ~ Various
I would've liked this one better if there hadn't been as much an emphasis on 50s-60s shows (I guess that's where the "Quiz" portion of the title came from). It wasn't as annoying on the first CD: all but 5-6 cuts were from the 70s and 80s.
Still, the tracks that do come from the more modern area are good. My personal faves on here are Tattletales, Blockbusters and Wheel of Fortune (much better than "Changing Keys").
Break the Bank would've been more enjoyable if not for the poor audio. Perhaps they should've put something else on the disc rather than compromise the sound quality. Perhaps it'll be a lesson learned next time 'round.
Someone else here… Read more