Ken Burns' Prohibition is the Pick of the Week

Lots of good releases this week, but my vote goes to the ever impressive Ken Burns.
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It is a great big week for Blu-ray releases, but I've got to give the edge to a regular DVD release from Ken Burns because one can never really go wrong with a Ken Burns series.  Prohibition is a three-part, six-hour documentary about the 18th Amendment - what brought it on, the consequences it created, and its ultimate repeal.  The three-disc set includes interviews and bonus scenes not seen in the television airing, plus original music by Wynton Marsalis.

Also coming out this week that sounds interesting to me:

Bored to Death, Season 2: I haven't watched an episode of this HBO series but its been on my list of things to see since it came out.

In Treatment, Season 3: I'm in the middle of the first season of this excellent HBO series about a therapist with enough problems of his own, but I've seen enough to know I want to watch every last episode they ever produce.

The Lion King: 2-Disc Diamond Editon (Blu-ray): One of my all-time favorite Disney movies gets the big Blu-ray treatment with deleted and extended scenes and a memoir by Don Hahn.

Beauty and the Beast (Blu-ray): Another great Disney movie from my teenage years.  They've released this one in about every format imaginable - Blu-ray 3-D, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy, plus lots of bonus material all around.

The Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway: Paul Reuben's spectacularly bizarre television series and movies started out as an even more bizarre stage show.  Recently he recreated the show on stages across the country, and filmed the final leg in New York for a HBO special, and now its on DVD.

Other releases coming out this week worth mentioning:

Pulp Fiction (Blu-ray)
Jackie Brown (Blu-ray)
Scream 4
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (Blu-ray)  
Life is Beautiful (Blu-ray)
Almost Famous (Blu-ray)
The Cider House Rules (Blu-ray)
The Walking Dead, Season 1 (Blu-ray)
Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom (Criterion Blu-ray)
Harakiri (Criterion Blu-ray)

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