Due to an unfortunate labour situation, this week’s report is only half finished. Dan hopes to have it back in full swing soon!!

The Couch Potato Report – August 22nd, 2005
This week The Couch Potato Report features a sequel that isn’t very good, a TV show that is, and an extended version of a film that is even better!
Up first is THE RING TWO. The film isn’t as good as the original as an unmarked videotape continues its cycle of violence. Naomi Watts is back in the lead role, but the film offers nothing that is worth seeing, Watch the original, skip the sequel.
The sequel to ALF – SEASON ONE is ALF – SEASON TWO! The show remains one of my favourites from the 1980s and this four disc set includes all 25 episodes from the TV series about an Alien Life Form living on earth.
It still makes me laugh!!
I never laughed at Russell Crowe in GLADIATOR, but I did enjoy it!
Now the GLADIATOR – EXTENDED EDITION DVD offers us an all-new, widescreen extended version of the film, including 17 minutes of additional footage, and a three hour and twenty minute documentary that includes some never-before-seen footage.
The film is awesome, and this version is great. It doesn’t make the film better, but you have more of it to enjoy.
And enjoy it you will!
The GLADIATOR – EXTENDED EDITION, ALF – SEASON TWO, and THE RING TWO are all available right now.
One of my all-time favourite films finally debuts on DVD! So, expect me to gush about QUICK CHANGE.
The classic film THE BLUES BROTHERS is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a new edition. I suspect I will gush about that as well.
I know I will gush about the HOLY SCHNIKE EDITION of TOMMY BOY. I will also explain the phrase “Holy Schnike.”
I’m Dan Reynish and I will have more on those, and some other releases in seven days.
For now, that’s this week’s COUCH POTATO REPORT.
Enjoy the movies and I’ll see you back here next week on The Couch!