THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008)

(Three-Disc Special Edition)
d. Louis Leterrier
Universal Studios

Special Features

  • “An exclusive, never-before-seen alternate opening”
  • A making-of that has interviews with star Edward Norton, director
    Louis Leterrier, and producers Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, and Gale Anne
    Hurd, and the entire cast and crew. “The documentary covers the film’s
    innovative take on the character, look and storyline, as well as the
    casting process, production, and profile of director Louis Leterrier.”
  • The visual effects featurette “Becoming the Hulk”.
  • A parallel “Becoming the Abomination”
  • “Anatomy of a Hulk Out”, analysis of three action sequences.
  • The requisite “From Comic Book to Screen”
  • Commentary with director and cast

Universal stepped up to the plate with this sequel. Oh wait, I mean reboot. No, it’s kind of a sequel. Hell, it’s got Stan Lee drinking Gamma Ray irradiated energy drink. Much was made of the studio’s tampering with the film before release date. Thankfully, the quest for more money has allowed for nearly an hour of bonus footage to be uncovered. Hell, if you squint really hard…you might make out Captain America.

The Strangers
d. Bryan Bertrino
c. Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman and Glenn Howerton

Special Features

Deleted Scenes

The Elements of Terror

Blu-ray Extra Features

  • Exclusively Higher MSRP

People in strange masks murdering young couples always make for a fun Halloween. Largely ignored by filmgoers, The Strangers hopes to make its way into your film collection on Tuesday. While it’s not for everyone, I feel that most horror fans should give it a shot. It doesn’t delve that far into the Based on a True Story horror type. It plays fast and loose with the facts and always ups the ante on the violence.

EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed
d. Nathan Frankowski
c. Ben Stein

Special Features

  • Inspirational Messages
  • Ben Interviews Lee Strobel
  • The Super-Trailer
  • Christian Music

Ben Stein is a hatchman that made his bones putting words in Nixon’s mouth. When it came time for Stein to chime in for the right, he dropped to his knees faster than a Yes Man in October. Questionable throughout, this documentary makes no attempt to reconcile its statements with the Truth. Give it about a decade and it’ll become a campy lookback at this era’s Moral Reich.

Kiss of the Spider-Woman
d. Hector Babenco
c. Raul Julia, William Hurt and Sonia Braga

Special Features

“Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman

• “The Submissive Woman’s Role”

• “Spider Woman on Broadway”

• Trivia Track

• Slide Show Commentary

• Photo Gallery

• Trailer

Homosexual friendly political films usually never win the mainstream’s attention. But, Hector Babenco struck a chord with this look into desire vs. need. Raul Julia delivers one of the unsung performances of the 1980s, while William Hurt shines in his Oscar winning role. The colors of the Latin-American sets never shown brighter than they do on this exclusive Blu-Ray release.

The Lazarus Project
d. John Glenn
c. Paul Walker, Shawn Hatosy and Linda Cardellini

“The Lazarus Project” is one of those Direct-to-DVD films that almost approaches greatness. Trying to play as a riff on “Shock Corridor”, the film centers around a former criminal as he works at a psych hospital. Discovering more than meets the eye, the ex-con Ben (Paul Walker) has to fight to keep his sanity.




THE REST


Sold Out: A Threevening with Kevin Smith (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Missing (The Criterion Collection)

Casino Royale (40th Anniversary Edition)

Casino Royale (Collector’s Edition)

The Stone Angel

Anaconda 3: Offspring

Birds of America

Vice

Mondays in the Sun



IT’S JAMES BOND, BITCH!

    

We’re
covering Bond on Blu-Ray this week at CHUD. Stay tuned Sunday-Friday
for the coverage of Bond’s premiere in High Definition. 


CRITERION

 

Criterion
will be releasing Costa-Gravas’ “Missing” this Tuesday. The 1982
underrated gem is the home of a powerhouse performance from Sissy
Spacek. Largely forgotten in the huge cache of 80s politico movies,
“Missing” offers up a uniquely human touch on the Latin-American
turmoil of the 70s/80s.

NEW BLU RAYS

  
 

  • The Breed

    (First Look)
  • Casino Royale (2006, Collector’s Edition)

    (Sony)
  • Diary of the Dead

    (Weinstein)
  • Die Another Day

    (MGM)
  • Dr. No

    (MGM)
  • Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

    (Vivendi Visual)
  • For Your Eyes Only

    (MGM)
  • From Dusk ‘Til Dawn

    (Walt Disney)
  • From Russia with Love

    (MGM)
  • Halloween (2007)

    (Weinstein)
  • Holiday Favorites with the Wonderland Carolers

    (Cinevolve)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)

    (Universal)
  • James Bond Collection Three-Pack: Volume 1 (Die Another Day, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball)

    (MGM)
  • James Bond Collection Three-Pack: Volume 2 (Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Live and Let Die)

    (MGM)
  • Live and Let Die

    (MGM)
  • The Strangers (2008)

    (Universal)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    (DreamWorks)
  • Thunderball

    (MGM)
  • The Woods Have Eyes

    (Echo Bridge)

 
 


Television



The Naked Brothers Band: Season 2
Dynasty Season 3 Vol 2
Route 66 – The Complete Second Season
Comedy Central Salutes George W. Bush
Blood+ Volume Three
The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Series
L.A. Ink: Season 1 Vol 2
Knight Rider: The Complete Series
According to Jim: The Complete First Season

THE BARGAIN BIN

Indiana Jones 4: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull —- $15.99



All Together Now: A Documentary Film —- $19.99



Paul Stanley: One Live KISS —- $11.99



Expelled —- $17.99



The Strangers: Unrated —- $17.99



Casino Royale: 3 Disc Collector’s Edition —- $19.99

$6.99 DVDs:


Halloween: 25 Years Of Terror



Hostel: Director’s Cut



28 Weeks Later



Dawn Of The Dead (Divimax Edition)



Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer



Alien vs. Predator



Day Of The Dead



Donnie Darko (1st pressing)



The Evil Dead



Evil Dead II



Halloween



Hatchet: Unrated



Hellraiser



The Hills Have Eyes 2: Unrated



Hollow Man



Hostel Part II: Unrated



Land Of The Dead



Mr. Brooks



Resident Evil: Extinction



SAW III: Unrated Edition



Shaun Of The Dead



The Silence Of The Lambs



Vacancy


Blu-Ray

The Incredible Hulk: Blu-Ray w/Digital Copy —- $26.99



Indiana Jones 4: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull —- $24.99



The Strangers: Unrated —- $29.99



Expelled —- $29.99



Made Of Honor —- $29.99



The Fall —- $29.99



The BBC Earth Collection —- $99.99



Casino Royale: 2 Disc Collector’s Edition —- $29.99



Thunderball —- $24.99 STEELBOOK



From Russia With Love —- $24.99 STEELBOOK



Dr. No —- $24.99 STEELBOOK



Live & Let Die —- $24.99 STEELBOOK



Die Another Day —- $24.99 STEELBOOK



For Your Eyes Only —- $24.99 STEELBOOK



James Bond Blu-Ray Collection Volume I or Volume II —- $59.99



Letters From Iwo Jima —- $19.99



Hairspray —- $19.99



I Am Legend —- $19.99



The Departed —- $19.99



Eraser —- $19.99



Outbreak —- $19.99



The Shining —- $19.99


DVD Sets:


The L Word: Season 5 —- $37.99



Family Guy: Volume VI —- $26.99



Family Guy: Volume I / II / III / IV / V —- $29.99 each



Looney Tunes: Golden Collection —- $44.99


New DVDs:

The Incredible Hulk: 3 Disc Special Edition w/Digital Copy —- $22.99
Casino Royale : 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition —- $12.99 

Casino Royale : 3 Disc Collector’s Edition —- $14.99

Iron Man —- $14.99



Transformers: 2 Disc Special Edition —- $14.99



Indiana Jones 4: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull —- $14.99



The Strangers: Unrated —- $16.99



The Happening —- $16.99



Trailer Park Terror —- $14.99





$4.99 DVDs

Jeepers Creepers



Halloween



The Simpsons Treehouse Of Terror



The Devil’s Rejects



Cujo: 25th Anniversary Edition



Carrie: Special Edition



Pet Sematary: Special Collector’s Edition



The Covenant



Thir13en Ghosts



Fright Night



Gremlins 2: The New Batch



Premonition

and more!

Blu-Ray

The Incredible Hulk w/Digital Copy —- $29.99



The Strangers —- $29.99



From Russia With Love —- $21.99



Die Another Day —- $21.99



Dr. No —- $21.99



For Your Eyes Only —- $21.99



Live And Let Die —- $21.99



Thunderball —- $21.99

DVD Sets:

Family Guy: Volume VI —- $24.99



James Bond Ultimate Edition DVD Gift Sets: Volume I / II / III / IV —- $39.99 each


The Incredible Hulk —- ($15.99)



The Incredible Hulk: 2 Disc Deluxe w/Digital Copy —- $22.99

Iron Man —- $14.99



Indiana Jones 4: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull —- $14.99



Sex & The City: The Movie —- $14.99



The Happening —- $14.99



The Strangers —- $19.99

Blu-Ray


The Strangers —- $29.99



The Incredible Hulk —- $27.99

DVD Sets:

Family Guy: Volume VI —- $26.99



Family Guy: Volume VI – Target Deluxe Edition —- $29.99



Family Guy: The Complete Collection —- $109.99



Incredible Hulk: Season 5 —- $15.99


SPECIAL NOTE:

I’m
updating this column and I’m looking for input from everyone. CHUD
readers, CHUD staff, Chewers and Talkbacks alike. If you’ve got a
suggestion, post it. Hopefully, I’ll get some useful ones.

This specific entry will be updated throughout Sunday night, as I change old info from the 7th and other material round to maximize the most coverage.