All aboard for 'Soul Train' on DVD
THE BEST OF SOUL TRAIN
SERIES Don Cornelius hosted the coolest moves and music of the '70s in his syndicated must-see, a black version of Dick Clark's "American Bandstand." Showcased in these condensed highlights (NOT full episodes) are enduring names like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, LaBelle, The Jackson 5 and dozens more. Add to that "the Soul Train gang" dancing in their fashions and 'fros. Includes vintage commercials for Ultra Sheen and Afro Sheen.
EXTRAS The first three discs (also available in their own box for $40) feature recent interviews with Cornelius and artists/fans like Smokey Robinson, Jody Watley and Brian McKnight, adding context to the show's pop-culture significance.
LIST PRICE $120 for box of nine individually cased discs (with info booklets), from Time-Life.
REBOOT: SEASONS 1-2 Pioneer computer-animated '90s fave set in the cybercity of Mainframe where Guardian Bob battles villainous viruses, plus new commentaries; $30 for four discs, Shout. (Also available from Shoutfactory store.com: $70 Definitive Mainframe Edition adding Seasons 3-4, more.)