Welcome to the latest Special Edition.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
d. Seth Gordon
c. Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell

  • Feature commentary from director Seth Gordon, producer Ed Cunningham, associate producer Clay Tweel and associate producer Luis Lopez
  • Feature commentary from IGN.com editor and i am 8-bit founder
  • Featurettes including extended interviews, player profiles and bonus footage
  • “A Really, Really Brief History of Donkey Kong” animated short

The King of Kong is a documentary that follows two men. The first is Steve Wiebe, a normal everyday man who has never seemed to be able to accomplish anything throughout his life, whether it be as a baseball player or musician. Something always seemed to get in his way of succeeding in anything he set out to do. The second man is Billy Mitchell, an arrogant and annoying personality whose greatest claim to fame is holding world records in the video game Donkey Kong. That is where the conflict in this movie rests as Wiebe was able to conquer this record on a machine he owned. Mitchell is not one to accept defeat and thanks to his connections is able to get the broken world record struck from the record books. This documentary shows Wiebe’s attempts to break that record. I’ve seen bits and pieces of this and I want to see it just based on the over-the-top arrogance of Mitchell.

Groundhog Day – 15th Anniversary Edition
Harold Ramis
c. Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

  • “A Different Day: An Interview with Harold Ramis”
  • “The Study of Groundhogs: A Real Life Look at Marmots”
  • Newly discovered Deleted Scenes
  • “The Weight of Time” – a documentary on the making of “Groundhog Day”
  • Audio Commentary with Director Harold Ramis

One of Bill Murray’s best movies is getting a special release this week in Groundhog Day. With the less than stellar releases of Meatballs, I am pretty excited to see this one getting a few decent features. The movie tells the story of Murray, an arrogant reporter who finds he is reliving the same day over-and-over again. I really think this movie is what made Murray a superstar and remains one of his best comedies. We get a commentary by director Harold Ramis, a new documentary and some deleted scenes. This is a very good release and one all comedy fans should pick up.

Monty Python’s Life Of Brian – The Immaculate Edition
Monty Python’s Life Of Brian – Two-Disc Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray]
d. Terry Jones
c. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin


  • The Story of Brian – An All-New Hour-Long Revelation from Monty Python
  • The Readthrough – An original illustrated 110 minute recording by The Pythons of their early screenplay in progress
  • Four illustrated vintage theatrical radio ads featuring the voices of Mrs. Cleese, Mrs. Idle, Mrs. Gilliam and Michael Palin’s dentist
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle & Terry Jones
  • Audio Commentary with John Cleese & Michael Palin

The main reason to pick up this re-release is the brand new documentary. If you are not interested in the new documentary, and already own the Criterion Collection, you might as well keep that version. However, if you want to upgrade, this movie will also be released in a Blu-Ray Edition. For those who don’t know, Life of Brian is a Monty Python comedy that tells the story of a man named Brian who is born at the same time as Jesus Christ, and it mistaken for him. It is considered one of the best comedies of all time and one of the most loved British films of all time.

Come on Shawn! Tell us what’s on those “boring” yet popular DVDs!!!

The Invasion (Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig)
The Invasion [Blu-ray]

  • ”We’ve Been Snatched Before: Invasion in Media History” Documentary
  • Featurette: The Invasion: A New Story – How do you make an old story new?
  • Featurette: The Invasion: On the Set – We reveal the challenges and advantages to shooting in Washington DC.
  • Featurette: The Invasion: Snatched – How do you invade without ships, planes or bombs?

The Nines (Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis)

  • Feature Commentary with Director John August and Actor Ryan Reynolds
  • Feature Commentary with Director John August, Editor Douglas Crise and Actor Melissa McCarthy
  • 8 Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Director John August and Editor Douglas Crise
  • ”Summing Up The Nines” Featurette
  • Script to Storyboard to Screen Comparison
  • Photo Gallery Montage
  • ”God” – A Short Film by John August with optional commentary by John August, Actor Melissa McCarthy and Editor Douglas Crise
  • Alternate Ending
  • Voices Screensaver
  • The Paintings
  • Crim9 Lab

Drumline (Special Edition) (Afemo Omilami, Jason Weaver)

  • Director’s Commentary
  • Half-Time Heroes featurette
  • The Real Battle of the Bands featurette
  • Anatomy of a Drumline featurette
  • 4 Deleted Scenes with optional Director’s Commentary

OK.  What else can we spend all our money on?

El Cid – 2-Disc Deluxe Edition
El Cid – 2-Disc Limited Collector’s Edition
Curb Your Enthusiasm – The Complete Sixth Season
JAG – The Fifth Season
Damages: The Complete First Season
Damages: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]
Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Vol. 5
Emergency! – Season Four
Hannah Montana – One in a Million
King of California
(Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood)
King of California [Blu-ray] (Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood)
King of California [HD DVD] (Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood)
Daddy Day Camp (Cuba Gooding Jr.)
Daddy Day Camp [Blu-ray] (Cuba Gooding Jr.)
Pioneers of Television
(Jason Clarke, Kevin Kline)
Pingu – On Thin Ice
(Antonio Banderas, Juan Diego Botto)
Twitches Too (Jayne Eastwood, Kristen Wilson)
The Comebacks (Unrated Edition) (Carl Weathers, Melora Hardin)
The Comebacks (Carl Weathers, Melora Hardin)
Lake Placid 2 (Unrated) (John Schneider, Sarah Lafleur)
Lake Placid 2 (Rated) (John Schneider, Sarah Lafleur)
Ladron Que Roba A Ladron (Ivonne Montero, Julie Gonzalo)
Canvas (Marcia Gay Harden, Joe Pantoliano)
Right at Your Door (Brian Bloom, Rory Cochrane)
Ricco the Mean Machine (Christopher Mitchum, Barbara Bouchet)
Tragic Ceremony (Camille Keaton, Tony Isbert)
Mr. Untouchable (Don Ferrarone, Nicky Barnes)
Ira & Abby (Jason Alexander, Frances Conroy)
Moving McAllister (Billy Drago, Rutger Hauer)
Feel the Noise (Rosa Arredondo, Omarion Grandberry)
Kiss and Tell (Daniel Craig)
Deadly End (Nick Searcy, Jack Huston)
Millennium Crisis (Ted Raimi, Ato Essandoh)
Martin Scorsese Presents Val Lewton – The Man in the Shadows
The Val Lewton Horror Collection with Martin Scorses Presents Val Lewton Documentary (Cat People / The Curse of the Cat People / I Walked with a Zombie … / The Seventh Victim / Shadows in the Dark)



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Trade – $19.99
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