Discus Maximus

New and nifty dvds

Discus Maximus

DVDs From the Small Screen

Television series old and new debut in several DVD boxed set collections in time for the holiday season. The Sopranos: The Complete Second Season: Not as brilliant as the first season, but still better than other TV dramas (Warner Home Video, $99.98)... Sex and the City: The Complete Second Season: More adventures of Carrie and company on a three-disc set (Warner Home Video, $99.98)... The X-Files: The Complete Fourth Season: This seven-disc set chronicles what many X fans consider the best season of the series. Extras include a CD-ROM game, Tertia (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, $119.95)... Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection: John Cleese stars in 12 episodes of the British comedy from 1975 and 1979 on a three-disc set (Warner Home Video, $59.98)... Planet of the Apes: The Complete TV Series: All 14 episodes from the 1974 series starring Roddy McDowall, available only on DVD, on four discs (CBS/Fox Home Video, $40.98)... Babylon 5: The Gathering (Pilot)/In the Beginning: Two discs include the pilot and the prequel produced between seasons four and five (Warner Studios, $19.98)... Twin Peaks: The First Season (Special Edition): Stars Kyle MacLachlan as a detective investigating a strange murder in an even stranger town. The four-disc set includes the first seven episodes from 1990, although not the pilot. Episode introductions by none other than the Log Lady (Artisan Home Entertainment, $59.98).

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