Home Video Report: Fun and Games, and Some Terror


Headlining our home video list this week is the much publicized extension of Ken Burns’ 1994 Emmy-winning documentary on baseball.  It’s a two-disk addition titled “The Tenth Inning,” also out on Blu-ray.

We also have a new version of The Exorcist from 1973 (above) — William Friedkin’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece that terrified many.  The Blu-ray version includes both an “extended director’s cut” along with a remastered theatre version.

Also, there’s The Karate Kid, with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, in a couple of Blu-ray combinations but nothing involving that 1994 flop, The Next Karate Kid.

And, from 1979, Mel Gibson in Mad Max. The Blu-ray edition adds a commentary by the filmmakers.

“The Complete  Mary Tyler Moore Show”  is out from 1976 and 1977 —  24 episodes on three disks.  And, from 1974, the voices of Mickey Rooney and Shirley Booth in the claymation made-for-TV novelty, “The Year Without a Santa Claus.”

Next week, what should be a favorite: “The Busby Berkeley Collection” — ten disks with production numbers from nine of the master’s magical musicals from the ’30s.

Reported by Bob Nelson, KYW Newsradio.