Collection Update: September 2016

A relatively small collection update for September — four DVDs that I found for too-low-to-pass-up prices. I did break my “classics only” buying ban this month, but for good causes: nostalgia (two childhood favorites) and continuing my collection of Disney movies. Here’s what I picked up!

  • The Land Before Time (DVD)
    I haven’t seen this movie in YEARS but loved it as a kid. Excited to watch it again! The only special feature on this DVD edition is a sing-along feature.
  • Matilda (DVD)
    Clearly, I was riding the nostalgia train this month! I have loved this movie since it came out (aka since I was five!) and in the past have borrowed the DVD from my sister, but decided to pick up my own copy when I found it at Target for just four bucks. Special features include “Mara’s Movie About Making Matilda,” “Matilda’s Movie Magic,” “A Children’s Guide to Good Manners,” “Escape to the Library!,” a few games, a read-along, and a character gallery.
  • The Princess and the Frog (DVD)
    There are three Disney princess movies I have never seen: The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Brave. I’ll get to them all eventually, but this one has been topping to-watch list for a while because it’s set in New Orleans in the early 20th century. I suspect I’ll adore the soundtrack, and I’ve heard good things about the film as well! I’ll be covering the film for the Modern Classics series since just about every Disney Princess flick has been regarded as an “instant classic.” Special features on this DVD include deleted scenes, a music video, audio commentary and a “princess portraits” game.
  • The Randolph Scott Round-Up (DVD)
    Picked up this Mill Creek cheapie at Menard’s. Six ’50s Randolph Scott films (all Westerns) on two discs: The Lawless Street, The Tall T, Decision at Sundown, Buchanan Rides Alone, Ride Lonesome, and Comanche Station

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