THE WEEK OF JANUARY 13TH



APPALOOSA

Special Features:

- Commentary by Director Ed Harris and Screenwriter/Producer Robert Knott

– Additional Scenes with Selectable Ed Harris/Robert Knott Commentary

– Corral of 4 Insightful Featurettes: Bringing the Characters of Appaloosa; Historic Accuracy of Appaloosa; The Town of Appaloosa; Dean Semler’s Return of the Western


Appaloosa was the film that reminded me how much I loved Open Range. These westerns that arrive in the middle of the year to remind us of why we should care about one of America’s true art forms. But, nobody else shares your enthusiasm. Hell, your enthusiasm is a little muddled as you pass the motion picture along your way to see the latest Awards darling. You loved it when Ed Harris shaked his ass in Creepshow, but will you enjoy Harris vs. Mortensen? Only time will tell.



SWING VOTE



Special Features:
- Inside The Campaign: The Politics Of Production

– Deleted & Extended Scenes (With optional Director’s commentary)

– Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Joshua Michael Stern And Writer Jason Richman

Swing Vote reminds of what Kevin Costner used to be. He saved Whitney Houston and taught us that Robin Hood had a Northern California accent. I’m not sure what this Disney subsidiary production was trying to achieve. It has the low-key wackiness that used to accompany the maudlin Touchstone films of the mid-90s. But, it tries to be a message picture. The only thing is that there’s no message. The film would’ve found an audience if it would’ve stuck with the more apt title Douche vs. Turd Sandwich. But, I guess that Philip Seymour Hoffman wasn’t able to fit into the Turd Sandwich suit.



MIRRORS



Special Features:

- Includes Both the Theatrical Version and Unrated Version of the Film

Reflections: The Making of Mirrors Shockumentary

Behind the Mirror Featurette

– Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending with Optional Director’s Commentary

Mirrors is
another in a long line of films that informed my decision to shun American Horror. Kiefer Sutherland does his best to play against forced scares and studio edits. But, the direction suffers from the lack of an informed script. The two extra minutes of ill-placed CG scares don’t add anything to the mix. You get to hear the director try to explain away the lack of any real horror in the film. That’s fun for a listen or two.

LET’S TALK CES 2009

I was too broke to go to CES this year. Sorry to all those parties that offered looks at their wares. Also, sorry to the good folks that offered me a seat at the AVNs. Hopefully, my replacement got in touch with you. So, for all of those that didn’t get to go…let’s take a look at what was covered so far at CES 2009.





Here’s an older clip of some the developments that AMD has for the next steps in HD and Digital Cinema. AMD and Charlie Boswell will be presenting new material on this matter at CES.




Here’s another bit about the next step in Blu-Ray networking and BD-LIVE updates. More info to come, as the CES continues.




EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

All Roads Lead Home
Appaloosa
August Evening
Balls Out: Gary The Tennis Coach
Ben 10 Alien Force, Vol. 2
Blindsight
Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Paramount Centennial Collection)
Brick Lane
Brideshead Revisited
Bustin’ Down The Door
Captains And The Kings
Choose Connor
Cold Day In Hell
Dallas: The Complete Tenth Season
Eclipse Series 14: Rossellini’s History Films – Renaissance And Englightenment
Father Of The Kamikaze
Funny Face (Paramount Centennial Collection)
Glass Fleet
Hit And Run
Humboldt County
I Do
I Tried/Statistic (Double Feature)
Interception
Last Hour/The Hit (Double Feature)
Little Britain USA
Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America
Man Vs Wild: Season Two
Marines Collection: First To Fight – Living Up To The Legacy
Matlock: The Second Season
Mirrors
My Best Friend’s Girl
My Bloody Valentine (Special Edition)
NFL: New England Patriots 10 Greatest Games
The Order Of Myths
Reba: Season Five
Saxondale: Complete Seasons One And Two
Shut Up And Shoot!
Skins, Vol. 1
Spaced Out
Super Swank: Season One
Supercop
Swing Vote
The Taking Of Power By Louis XIV (The Criterion Collection)
Taxi Blues
‘Til Death: The Complete Second Season
Tokyo Gore Police
Tyler Perry: House Of Payne, Vol. 3
Tyler Perry: The Family That Preys
Tyler Perry: The Marriage Counselor
Walker, Texas Ranger: The Sixth Season
Warbirds
When Weather Changed History
Without A Paddle: Nature’s Calling

BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

Appaloosa
Climbing Your Way Down The Corporate Ladder
Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence
Living Temples
Mirrors
Stargate: The Ark Of Truth
Swing Vote
When Weather Changed History
Without A Paddle: Nature’s Calling



SPEND YOUR MONEY!






Swing Vote >>>> $19.99

My Best Friend’s Girl >>>> $16.99

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys >>>> $16.99

Mirrors: Unrated >>>> $19.99

Tyler Perry Collection: The Marriage Counselor >>>> $14.99

Dora The Explorer: Dora & The 3 Little Pigs >>>> $12.99

Appaloosa >>>> $19.99


2 DVDs For $9.00



Adventures In Babysitting

Stand By Me: Special Edition

8 Mile

13 Going On 30: Fun & Flirty Edition





Blu-Ray Discs



My Best Friend’s Girl >>>> $29.99

Mirrors: Unrated >>>> $26.99



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DVD Sets:



Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne: Volume III >>>> $22.99









Tyler Perry Collection: The Marriage Counselor >>> $11.99

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys >>>> $15.99

Swing Vote >>>> $19.99

Mirrors: Unrated >>>> $17.99

Bangkok Dangerous (2008) >>>> $21.99

Hancock: Unrated Edition >>>> $14.99

Appaloosa. >>>> $17.99

My Best Friend’s Girl: Unrated >>>> $15.99

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$7.99 DVDs:


Ghost Rider

The Rock

The Lost Boys

P2

The Sentinel (2006)

Lord Of War

Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?

Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls

You, Me & Dupree

Good Luck Chuck: Unrated



Blu-Ray Discs:



My Best Friend’s Girl: Unrated >>>> $27.99

Crank. >>>> $15.99

Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns >>>> $15.99

Good Luck Chuck: Unrated >>>> $15.99

Appaloosa w/Digital Copy >>>> $29.99



DVD Sets:



Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne: Volume III >>>> $19.99

Reba: Season 5 >>>> $19.99

Underworld / Underworld : Evolution Double Feature >>>> $12.99








DVDs


Mirrors: Unrated >>>>> $16.99

My Best Friend’s Girl: Unrated >>>>> $19.99

Hit & Run: Unrated >>>> $19.99

Swing Vote >>>> $19.99

Appaloosa >>>>> $17.99

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys >>>> $16.99

Righteous Kill >>>> $19.99

The Women >>>> $19.99

The X- Files: I Want To Believe >>>> $19.99

Tropic Thunder  $19.99

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull >>>> $19.99

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! >>>> $19.99

Without A Paddle: Nature’s Calling >>>> $19.99



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$7.50 DVDs:



Awake

Eastern Promises

Déjà Vu

The Guardian (2007)

Hot Rod

The Mist

Blades Of Glory

Hot Fuzz





Blu-Ray Discs



Swing Vote >>>>> $29.99

Appaloosa >>>> $29.99

Mirrors: Unrated >>>> $27.99

Without A Paddle: Nature’s Calling >>>>> $29.99

Stargate: The Ark Of Truth >>>> $24.99

Smallville: Season 7 >>>> $34.99

Chuck: Season 1 >>>> $24.99

Pushing Daisies: Season 1 >>>> $24.99

The Usual Suspects >>>> $14.99

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen >>>> $14.99

From Hell >>>> $14.99

Entrapment >>>> $14.99

The Transporter >>>> $14.99

The Transporter 2 >>>> $14.99

Predator >>>> $14.99

The Terminator >>>> $14.99

Hoosiers >>>> $14.99

Edward Scissorhands >>>> $14.99

The Devil Wears Prada >>>> $14.99

Rocky >>>> $14.99

Behind Enemy Lines >>>>> $14.99

28 Days Later >>>> $14.99





DVD Sets:





Little Britain: USA >>>> $22.99

Dallas: Season 10 >>>> $29.99

Family Guy: Volume I / II / III / IV / V / VI >>>> $16.99 each

The Simpsons: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 >>>> $16.99 each

The Simpsons: Season 11 >>>> $24.99

Gossip Girl: Season 1 >>>> $19.99

Smallville: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 >>>> $19.99 each

Entourage: Season 1 / 2 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 4 >>>> $19.99 each

Seinfeld: Season 1 + 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 >>>> $19.99 each

Veronica Mars: Season 1 / 2 / 3 >>>> $19.99 each

Las Vegas: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 >>>> $19.99 each

The Big Bang Theory: Season 1 >>>> $16.99

Flight Of The Conchords: Season 1 >>>> $16.99

Chuck: Season 1 >>>> $19.99

Birds Of Prey: The Complete Series >>>> $19.99

Eli Stone: Season 1 >>>> $19.99

Pushing Daisies: Season 1 >>>> $16.99

Weeds: Season 1 / 2 / 3 >>>> $16.99 each

MUSIC ON DVD!


Elton John: Dream Ticket >>>> $14.99

Mariah Carey: The Adventures Of Mimi >>>> $14.99

The Rolling Stones: Four Flicks >>>> $14.99

The Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang >>>> $14.99

Justin Timberlake: FutureSex / LoveShow – Live From Madison Square Garden >>>> $14.99

Usher: Behind The Truth – Live From Atlanta >>>> $14.99