II- Disney's sequel to its 1942 may irk the purists, but really, it
doesn't suck. Patrick Stewart voices Bambi's father, The Great Prince of the Forest in what visually (and morally)
simulates Uncle Walt in his prime. The soundtrack features songs by Alison Krauss and Martina McBride.
The Best of The
Electric Company - "HEY YOU GUYS!" The innovative 1971 Childrens' Television Workshop show that followed on the heels of Sesame
Street was like Laugh In for the grammar school set, teaching reading skills through funny skits and music. Brilliant
in design and unsurpassed in execution, it featured as series regulars Bill Cosby, Morgan "Easy Reader"
Freeman and Rita Moreno, who introduces each of these 20 best episodes (and is still stunning at 74). Former kids who
grew up on the show will surely go batty to again enjoy the animated "Adventures Of Letterman" (for which
original Producers duo Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel provided voices), lessons
with webbed wonder Spider-Man and Tom Lehrer's genius staple,
"Silent E", a karaoke version of which is a special feature of this fantastic 4-disc set (a single-disc
best-of this Best Of hits on March 7).
The Best of
Youth - The critically lauded Italian drama has been praised for its rich characters, its flawless
paralleling of four decades of recent Italian history and its ability to make viewers not even think about the fact
that the film is over 6 1/2 hours long.
Days - Normally, a TV movie like this one, about an insurance salesman who comes to possess a book listing
names and their future dates of death, would not get a mention, but it stars Cinematical sister site staple Wil
Wheaton, a regular on CardSquad. Wheaton was featured in Rob Reiner's Stand By Me and on Star Trek: The Next
Generation, and is an avid poker player. Visit him at his website, WilWheaton.net.