Abbott and Costello in Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk is a later Abbott and Costello film. Playing like a lot of their shared films towards the end, it was an effort to capitalize on past success. But, this kind of stuff ended up in public domain for a reason. VCI is releasing the disc with a fresh 4K restoration. As much as I love the Blu-ray releases from MVD, it’s not much of an improvement. You also get a bonus feature with Africa Screams. At one point, I owned 103 copies of that movie. But, that’s a story for later.
Jack and the Beanstalk arrives on October 13th
The Dog Doc was reviewed earlier on AndersonVision. I liked the documentary, but it felt very light. Ultimately, it’s a human interest documentary about how one person can create cutting-edge medical treatments for dogs. It’s pretty impressive, but nothing that will tug on the brain. The Blu-ray comes with special features ranging from a photo gallery, deleted scenes and a trailer as the special features.
The Short History of the Long Road is another fun MVD Blu-ray release. By fun, I mean it’s a harrowing indie film about how transient life disenfranchises families. Trevor from GTA V shows up as the father trying to do right by his daughter. Danny Trejo shows up as dramatic range Danny Trejo. The special features are a photo gallery, blooper reel and trailer.
Delta Rae: Coming Home to Carolina is a DVD/CD/Blu-ray combo pack from a band I didn’t know existed before I opened my mail. It’s a packed set, but I didn’t enjoy it because I’m not a fan of the music that Delta Rae creates. If you’re a middle aged person that wants to listen to a de-caf version of Fleetwood Mac that doesn’t require TikTok, go for it.