d. D.J. Caruso
c. Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Carrie-Anne Moss

While the rest of the world caught up with how great Shia LaBeouf is by watching Transformers, many other people discovered the young talent with this little movie, which made back it’s budget in it’s opening weekend and then held on to remain a top ten box office movie for nine weeks. It may not have broke $100m, but it stayed in the race for long enough to be noticed as more than just another teen angst movie. Directed by D.J. Caruso, Disturbia is a Hitchcockian movie that practically re-tells the story of Rear Window, as LaBeouf plays a kid who is put under house arrest after punching his Spanish teacher (God, that is like wish fulfillment for me). He decides to spend his new free time by spying on his neighbors, but when he witnesses what might be a murder in one neighbor’s house, his life begins to spiral out of control. Between his performance in Transformers and this movie, Steven Spielberg fell in love with the kid and decided to stick both LaBeouf and director Caruso together again in another Hitchcockian sounding thriller. If your gonna impress anyone, Spielberg is the man. LaBeouf might have made his career with this movie.


  • Commentary with DJ Caruso, Shia LaBeouf and Sarah Roemer
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making Of Disturbia
  • Serial Pursuit Trivia Pop-Up Quiz
  • Outtakes
  • Music Video – "Don’t Make Me Wait" – This World Fair
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • And More …


d. Kevin Munroe
c. James Arnold Taylor, Mikey Kelley, Mitchell Whitfield and Nolan North

Ahh, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I can never think about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles without remembering the day I lost my virginity. But that is another story. This new release had a pretty cool little trailer that led to an under performing box office for the Heroes in a Half Shell. The new movie has the disadvantage of not casting Corey Feldman as Donatello. I mean, that is sacrilege. Well, at least the movie did better than the third Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie, so that is a step up, and it did make back it’s estimated budget, but not enough to really reboot the franchise. Listen to the talent they gathered for this reboot: Chris Evans, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kevin Smith, Patrick Stewart, Lawrence Fishburne, Ziyi Zhang – and that doesn’t even include the turtle’s voices. The movie is a continuation of the turtle’s adventures as they try to stop a mysterious evil that threatens the world in an All-CG adventure. The movie is a flip disc, with widescreen on one side and full screen on the other. The extra features are pretty nice, although they do sound brief.


  • Commentary by Writer/Director Kevin Munroe
  • Alternate Opening – Splinter Tells the Back Story
  • Alternate Ending with Casey and April
  • Deleted Scene: Mikey Sneaking Food to Splinter
  • Side-by-Side Comparison of Storyboards and CGI Action
  • Interviews with voice talent Patrick Stewart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Laurence Fishburne and FFilmmakers
  • And More …


Ice Cube Sells OutARE WE DONE YET?
d. Steve Carr
c. The Artist Formerly known as Ice Cube

Back in the day, you had to have Parental Guidance just to carry on a conversation with the artist known as Ice Cube. Whether he was Straight Outta Compton with Dre, Easy-E and Ren or spinning his own tracks, he traveled a very controversial road attacking the police, being accused of misogyny against women and penning anti-white racism in many of his songs. Well, the man who once said “Fu*k the Police” now stars in the sequel to the family drek, Are We There Yet? It amazes me to see how low the rapper has stooped. It is almost Eddie Murphy levels, I am afraid. In Are We Done Yet? Ice Cube and his new wife move to the suburbs to create a better life for their kids. Hi jinks follow. And life lessons. AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted indeed.


  • A Kid’s Eye View of Movie-Making
  • Blooper Reel
  • The Are We Done Yet Film Quiz


d. Chris Rock
c. Chris Rock, Kerry Washington

Chris Rock is a really funny guy. You just don’t see it that much anymore. His only great roles in the last few years were smaller bit roles in movies like The Longest Yard and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, where he was pretty funny in both movies. His starring roles, however, have seen a drop in quality. Head of State (a comedy starrer, without his trademark humor) and Bad Company (his foray into the buddy action movie genre) shows that Chris Rock is still trying to find his way in the movie world. While Nurse Betty was a very interesting little movie and his role in Dogma was fantastic, he has not reached the level that his skills have been promising us since his talk show premiered 10 years ago. I am afraid his best chances for a future in cinema lies in voicing animated movies. That’s too bad, because Chris Rock is funny enough, he just doesn’t seem to be at his best writing feature movie scripts. In this movie, Rock writes, directs and stars as a married man who daydreams of being with other women.


  • Audio Commentary by Chris Rock
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers/Outtakes Reel
  • I Think I Love Making This Movie Featurette
  • What’s A Man To Do? Featurette
  • FX Movie Channel Presents: World Premiere
  • FX Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session
  • "I Don’t Know Why (I Love You)" Music Video by The Brand New Heavies
  • Theatrical Trailers


Paul Feig
c. Lewis Black and a bunch of kids

I really feel like a lot of people on the Internet seem to hate movies based towards kids for no real reason. Yes, I feel the movies should not just pander to the kids base desires, and should have a decent message and moral center to the movies but I think there is a place for them in the world. Not every movie needs to be attractive to the adults, and the kids need something that is not full of hidden messages to keep the adults interested. Parents should let their kids have their movies to watch and not be mad because the movies are only geared towards their kids. I had a guy that used to love Robert Rodriguez but then decided that Rodriguez had lost it because he made the Spy Kids movies. I call bull shit, because Rodriguez made movies that his kids could watch and there is nothing wrong with that. The movies are great examples of what kids can watch, be entertained by and learn from. Another example is Eddie Murphy. People hate the fact that the once risqué comedian is making movies geared towards kids (Nutty Professor and Doctor Dolittle) but those movies are great for little kids and there is a place in the world for them. Don’t hate Murphy for making those movies. Hate him for Norbit. In Unaccompanied Minors, a group of unaccompanied minors bond while snowed in at the midwestern Hoover International Airport during the holiday season and ultimately create a makeshift holiday themselves. This is the type of movie that is generally hated by the Internet crowd, but for kids ages birth to about 12, this is a great movie that teaches lessons, entertains and gives them something to watch that is made for that age group. Sure, if you don’t have kids, avoid this, but if you do, there are a lot of worse things you could sit your young-uns down to watch.


  • Dos and Don’ts – Commentary by Lewis Black, Director Paul Feig and Writers Jacob Meszaros and Mya Stark
  • Charlie’s Dance Reel
  • Additional Scenes
  • Guards in the Hall – a hilarious look at the Security Guards Out of Control



Mike Hodges
c. Sam J. Jones, Max Von Sydow

Flash – a-ah – saviour of the universe
Flash – a-ah – he’ll save everyone of us

This week marks the long awaited release of the Flash Gordon special edition DVD. For those of you who do not know the plot – based on the 1930’s comic strip, Flash Gordon is a football star who ends up on the planet of Mongo and finds himself in a battle with Ming the Merciless to save Earth and rescue his girlfriend Dale. It is a cult classic and is mired in so much camp that if you are not ready for it, it could melt your mind. It has exaggerated, gaudy costumes, a soundtrack of Queen songs that is so heavily over-the-top and dialogue that is so bad you find yourself repeating it until your friends are ready to kill you. It was a commercial flop in the U.S. where the general movie-going public seems to hate anything out of the ordinary but remains in the top 100 grossing UK movies when adjusted by inflation. If you have never seen it, here is a great way to buy it.

Flash – a-ah
Flash – a-ah – he’ll save everyone of us


  • Alex Ross, Renowned Comic Artist, on Flash Gordon – World-renowned comic artist Alex Ross talks about his favourite movie of all time, Flash Gordon, and about how the film has inspired him in his life and work.
  • Writing a Classic: Screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr. – Screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr. speaks about the deliberately campy script for Flash Gordon.
  • Flash Gordon 1936 Serial Episode – Chapter One of Planet of Peril.



If you’re an Elvis Presley fan, this is the greatest week you will ever experience in your entire life.


elvisFirst up, we have a pair of movies about The King, released in 2-Disc Special Editions. Elvis: That’s the Way it Is is a 1970 documentary that is filmed during Elvis’ Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August of 1970. It was his first non-dramatic film role since he started his movie career in 1956. The movie crew was on hand for his performances on August 11, 12 and 13, 1970. The movie includes behind the scenes with Elvis and the movie is also intercut with fans offering commentary about what Elvis means to them, officials at the International Hotel and celebrities (including Sammy Davis Jr., Cary Grant, Charo and George Hamilton) arriving for the show. This is Elvis is a 1981 docudrama based on the life of Elvis. Actors playing Elvis includes David Scott, Paul Boensch II and Johnny Harra.


  • Disc 1: (2000 Special Edition)
  • Restoration featurette Patch It Up: The Restoration of Elvis: That’s the Way It Is
  • 16×9 digital transfer with 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
  • Presley career highlights
  • Director/restorer filmographies
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Subtitles: English & Français (feature film only)
  • Disc 2: (1970 Original Theatrical Version)
  • Twelve never-before seen outtake song/non-musical sequences


  • Disc 1: First-ever home video release of the original, uncensored 1981 Theatrical version in a new digital transfer with soundtrack remastered in Dolby Surround 2.0
  • Vintage featurette Behind the Gates of Graceland
  • Elvis Presley movie trailer gallery
  • Subtitles: Français (feature film only)
  • Disc 2: 1983 Unrated expanded Home video version with 40 minutes of footage not shown in theatres


JailhouseNext up we get Deluxe Edition releases of two of Elvis’ best movies, Viva Las Vegas and Jailhouse Rock. Viva Las Vegas is a musical starring both Elvis Presley and Anne-Margret. Directed by renowned musical director George Sidney, the movie tells the story of Lucky (Presley) who goes to Las Vegas to participate in the cities first Grand Prix. His car is in need of a new engine, but thanks to distractions by the beautiful Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret) and the his main competitor Count Elmo Mancini (Cesare Danova), he encounters troubles every step of the way. In Jailhouse Rock, Elvis plays an ex-convict named Vince Everett who is working in the music industry. When he goes to jail for a bar fight he did not start, he meets Hunk Houghton, a washed up country singer, and the two form a bond. When they are released, Everett gets noticed and hits it big as a music star, becoming surly and arrogant, turning against everyone who helped him get to where he is.


  • Restored and Digitally Remastered in a 16×9 master, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 from original production elements
  • Original Mono Soundtrack
  • Commentary by Steve Pond, rock journalist and author of “Elvis in Hollywood”
  • New featurette Kingdom: Elvis in Vegas
  • Theatrical trailer


  • Restored and Digitally Remastered in a 16×9 master, enhanced for widescreen televisions
  • Soundtrack Remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 from original production elements
  • Original Mono Soundtrack
  • Commentary by Steve Pond, music journalist
  • New Featurette The Scene That Stole Jailhouse Rock
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Subtitles: English & Français (Feature Film Only)


Elvis Elvis

Released in both a box set and individually, Paramount Home Entertainment will be releasing many Elvis movies this week as well. Included in the box set is King Creole, G.I. Blues, Blue Hawaii, Roustabout, Girls! Girls! Girls!, Fun in Acapulco, Paradice, Hawaiin Style and Easy Come Easy Go. Warner Home Video will release a box set entitles Elvis – The Hollywood Collection which will include Charro, Girl Happy, Kissin’ Cousins, Live a Little, Love a Little, Stay Away, Joe and Tickle Me. Warner will also be re-releasing a number of movies with new packaging including Double Trouble, Harum Scarum, It Happened at the World’s Fair, Speedway, Spinout and The Trouble with Girls.


d. Don Coscarelli
c. Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davie

Bruce Campbell stars as Elvis Presley, an old man in a retirement home. See, in this movie directed by Phantasm’s Don Coscarelli, Elvis switched places with an impersonator, who went off and died, leaving the King as a man without an identity. He continued his life as the impersonator and now is living out his last days in a retirement home. Also living in the home is Ossie Davis, who believes he is John F. Kennedy. Unfortunately, also in the home is a mummy who is feeding off the lives of the old people to keep himself alive and it is up to Elvis Presley and JFK to stop the mummy and save the day. I was fortunate enough to see this movie on the big screen as it toured across America during its limited release. This DVD features nifty new packaging but the actual contents is the EXACT same as the previous release. Get it if you don’t own it, though. It’s a real fun movie. The commentary with Elvis Presley is worth the price alone.


  • Audio Commentary with director Don Coscarelli and star Bruce Campbell
  • Audio Commentary with "The King" (Bruce Campbell in character as Elvis)
  • Deleted Scenes (7mins)
  • Bubba Ho-Tep short story reading – A reading by Joe R.Lansdale from his short story
  • Making-of-documentary (20mins)
  • To Make a Mummy – An inside look at how the filmmakers created the ancient mummy
  • To Score A King – A discussion on the scoring of the music by composer Bryan Tyler and director Don Coscarelli
  • Fit For A King – A behind-the-scenes look at Bruce Campbell’s make-up and wardrove
  • Animated Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Easter Egg – Alternate trailer by Don Coscarelli



Muppet ShowRome – The Complete Second Season
The Simpson’s – The Complete Tenth Season
The Muppet Show: Season Two
Full House – The Complete Seventh Season
The Dresden Files – The Complete First Season
Home Improvement – The Complete Seventh Season
Roseanne – Season Eight
The Hills – The Complete Second Season
That Girl: Season Three
8 Simple Rules – The Complete First Season
Soul Food – The Second Season
Daniel Boone: Season 5
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show – The Complete Series – My Hero – Season Two – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Original Series (Season 5)
Godzilla Original Animated Series, Vol. 3 – Darkwing Duck, Volume 2



Final Fantasy – The Spirits Within [Blu-Ray]
Arlington Road [ Blu-Ray]



DarkmanLuis Bunuel Boxset (Gran Casino / The Young One)
Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection (Manhattan Melodrama / Evelyn Prentice / Double Wedding / I Love You Again / Love Crazy)
Saved By the Bell – Hawaiian Style / Saved By the Bell – Wedding in Las Vegas
NFL History of the New York Jets
NFL History of the Kansas City Chiefs
NFL Chicago Bears NFC Champions
Life Support
The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling
Coward of the County
Naruto Uncut Boxed Set, Volume 4
The Film Crew: Killers From Space
Crime Story
Darkman Trilogy (Darkman / Darkman II: The Return of Durant / Darkman III: Die Darkman Die)




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Unaccompanied Minors – $19.99
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