Out now are some different types of comedy releases for you. First we have Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall. I like Brian Regan, a lot actually. I like his delivery style and the way he can deadpan a joke. Unfortunately, this DVD release felt really familiar. I don’t know if I had heard some of the jokes before, but I don’t think it’s his best material. There’s jokes about getting a new doctor, the saying “Don’t go grocery shopping when you’re hungry” and more, but I guess I wanted more from him. I’ve seen his performances quite a bit so maybe I’ve heard some of this before. Regan fans will still like it and he puts on a great show with lots of energy and interaction. If you aren’t familiar with him, this is a great introduction. Still a solid set overall, but I found myself chuckling more than laughing out loud like I usually do with Regan.
Next is Bump in the Night: The Complete Series. I was not familiar with this whatsoever. It’s a stop motion animated series from the 1990s and I’m sure someone out there is dying to own this. It was a bit too weird for me. There’s little creatures/monsters living and interacting together protecting humans from weird things and dirty socks. It feels like a step forward from what we saw on Liquid Television, but a step behind what we see on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. That’s my issue with it, is it for adults or kids? It seemed more childish to me, but I’m sure there are adults out there who loved it. It’s jam packed with over 20 episodes. Plus it has bonus materials like a Christmas special. If you are familiar with this and have been waiting to own it, buy this collection immediately. It has everything in it that you want.
Last we have My Science Project. This was a nice little arrival for us at the site. I had never seen it or heard of it, but Editor Mike Spring remembered loving it as a kid when it first came out. Watching it for the first time, it’s very 80’s. The clothes, the music, the dialogue are totally 80’s. The special effects are totally 80’s. It doesn’t necessarily hold up after all this time, but it’s still a fun little film to watch or rewatch. We have a soft spot for 80’s films and the style of filmmaking of that time so it’s still worth watching. If you were around for the 80s, you know how technology was first starting to shape things around us, but didn’t dominate our daily lives yet. John Stockwell finds this object he thinks is some sort of engine because back then you didn’t immediately jump to some sort of tech or advancement in tech. It ends up creating a warp in space which will give you a good laugh at what we considered special effects back then. It was funny seeing Fisher Stevens acting like some tough New Yorker type and it’s always great to see Dennis Hopper especially in an Easy Rider type homage. Some people today won’t like some of the language. There’s some words said that are considered homophobic slurs by today’s standards, but this was the 80s! If you need a “Safe Space” because of words, you’ll cringe at what’s said. If you are normal, it won’t even bother you. If you like 80’s flicks and remember this one, pick it up on Blu-ray for the first time.