THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4th



Futurama: Bender’s Game
d. Dwayne Carey-Hill
c. Billy West, Katey Sagal, Phil Lamarr and John DiMaggio

Special Features

Commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio,
Tress MacNeille, Michael Rowe, Claudia Katz and Dwayne Carey-Hill.

Storyboard Animatic: Bender’s Game, Part One

Futurama Genetics Lab – Cross-breed Your Favorite Characters!

Dungeons & Dragons & Futurama feaurette

How To Draw “Futurama” In 83 Easy Steps Featurette

3D Models Featurette With Animator Discussion

Deleted Scene: “Cup or Nozzle?”

Blooperama 2: Outakes From Bender’s Game

Bender’s Anti-Piracy Warning

A Sneak Peek at the Next “Futurama” Epic, Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder

Futurama returns with its third straight-to-DVD feature. It’s been an interesting experience, but it seems a little like a slap in the face. If you make a quotable dumb show that stoners and frat boys enjoy, you get to come back. But, if you aim higher with better story-telling than The Simpsons, you get fucked. This adventure finds Bender worrying about his lack of imagination. He gets involved in a game of Dungeons & Dragons that eventually leads to the main plot.

Mom of Mom’s Robotics is kidnapping the Nibbolonians and using them for a fecal fuel farm. It’s up to the Planet Express crew to save the day and pay a loving tribute to deceased D&D creator Gary Gygax. The special features pale in comparison to the ones on The Beast with a Billion Backs. But, you get several fun spots that show off how developed the world of 3008 has become.




Get Smart
d. Peter Segal
c. Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin and Terence Stamp

Special Features

Play the movie straight through or in Comedy Optimization Mode, with Get Smart Takes (over 20 minutes of alternative jokes).

The Right Agent for the Right Job: Behind-the-Scenes Training

Max in Moscow! – On Location or on a Soundstage? Watch and Decide.

Language Lessons: Spotlight on Linguistics Master Steve Carell.

Spy Confidential: Gag Reels.

Spying on Get Smart’s Bruce & Lloyd Out of Control.

Recycling classic television for films is almost second nature for Hollywood. Peter Segal is a director whose name hasn’t inspired good feelings since Tommy Boy. But, Segal manages to find a happy medium between Carell’s antics and Hathaway’s casual cool. That’s not to ignore Dwayne Johnson’s natural charisma or Terence Stamp’s ability to fucking rule the Earth. The Blu-Ray has more special features, but it doesn’t matter. You don’t need to see a Vomit Reel in High-Def. Pick up the version that you want and then bury it in your collection.





Shrek the Halls
d. Gary Trousdale
c. Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas and Eddie “Meet Dave” Murphy

Special Features

“Twelve Days of Christmas” Sing Along

“Deck the Halls” Sing Along

Gingy’s Dunking Game

Shrek Carnival Craze Video Game Demo and Cheat Code

DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox

DreamWorks know where its money lies. Between the legs of a big green bitch that sounds like that chick from In Her Shoes. There are no main features or special features. It’s nothing more than an excellent digital copy of a Holiday special that you should’ve TIVO’d last year. Throw on some bullshit to sell Madgascar 2 and you’ve got this disc. It’s a shame that your damn kids are going to make you buy it.


A QUICK WORD ABOUT BUDD BOETTICHER


Budd Boetticher is one of the unsung heroes of Hollywood in the 1950s. Falling somewhere between Anthony Mann and Samuel Fuller, Boetticher made films of quiet power. SONY has collected five titles in this collection for us to peruse this Tuesday. Joining forces with The Film Foundation, each print has been restored to utmost clarity.

The five films included in the set are some of the finest Randolph Scott Westerns ever. Everything from The Tall T to Comanche Station is collected here. We get brief interviews with Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and Taylor Hackford as they introduce the films. I wish the same amount of forethought could’ve been put into the packaging. The screeners I received were so dinged up, that I wonder what’s going to happen to this set in a big-box retailer. One fall from a tall shelf and there goes five discs of Western goodness. Don’t overlook this set on Tuesday.



YOU CAN ALSO BUY THIS STUFF!

Flashbacks of a Fool

Henry Poole Is Here


The Perfect Holiday


Transsiberian


When Did You Last See Your Father?


Batman: The Complete Animated Series


JAG: Season Seven


The Outer Limits: Complete Original Series


Primeval: Seasons One & Two


Reaper: Season One


The Wild Wild West: Complete Series


A Christmas Story: Ultimate Collector’s Edition


Barbie in A Christmas Carol


The Bourne Trilogy


Chill


The Good Life


The Gregory Peck Film Collection


Moscow Zero


The Shawshank Redemption: Special Edition


Termination Point


Too Tough to Die


Waterworld: Extended Edition



BLU-RAY! SO GOOD THAT IT ALMOST BLOWS YOU



Monster’s Ball Lions Gate


A Christmas Story (Warner)

A Christmas Story [Ultimate Collector’s Edition] (Warner)

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (FOX)

Beneath the Planet of the Apes (FOX)

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (FOX)

Escape from the Planet of the Apes (FOX)

Futurama: Bender’s Game (FOX)

Get Smart (Warner)

Henry Poole is Here (Starz)

NBA Champions 2007-2008 (Warner)

Planet of the Apes [1968] (FOX)

Planet of the Apes: 40-Year Evolution Collection (FOX)

Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works 2 (Sony BMG)

Transsiberian (First Look)

Universal Soldier (Lionsgate)

Vexille (FUNimation)


GIVE THESE STORES MONEY!



Shrek The Halls —- $11.99
Get Smart —- $16.99

Get Smart: Deluxe (2 Disc Special Edition) —- $22.99

Barbie: In A Christamas Carol —- $14.99

Futurama: Bender’s Game —- $19.99

$7.50 DVDs


Five People You Meet In Heaven

Herbie: Fully Loaded

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Footloose / Flashdance Double Feature

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Blu-Ray Sales:

GET SMART —-   $29.99



Shrek The Halls —- $11.99

Shrek The Halls / Shrek The Third Gift Set — $14.99

Dora The Explorer: Singing Sensation! —- $9.99

Get Smart —- $14.99

Get Smart: 2 Disc Special Edition w/Digital Copy —- $22.99

Futurama: Bender’s Game —- $17.99

What Happens In Vegas —- $14.99

The Love Guru —- $14.99

Tenacious D: Complete Masterworks – Volume II —- $9.99

Shrek The Third —- $9.99

Shrek 2 —- $9.99

Shrek —- $9.99

Blu-Ray High Definition Discs:


Get Smart w/Digital Copy —- $29.99

I Am Legend —- $17.99

Rush Hour 3 —- $17.99

Vacancy —- $17.99

21 —- $17.99

The Departed —- $17.99

The Pursuit Of Happyness —- $17.99

Reign Over Me —- $17.99

Rocky Balboa —- $17.99

Click —- $17.99

The Covenant —- $17.99

Ultraviolet —- $17.99

Underworld: Evolution —- $17.99

Gridiron Gang —- $17.99



$6.99 DVDs:



The Good Shepherd

Breach

Miami Vice: Unrated

Friday Night Lights

The Bourne Supremacy

The Bourne Identity: Explosive Extended Edition

Ray

Cinderella Man

Seabiscuit

Field Of Dreams: 2 DVD Anniversary Edition

Two For The Money

Alpha Dog

Pride & Prejudice (2006)

Meet The Parents: Bonus Edition

Bring It On: Collector’s Edition

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile – Unrated

American Wedding: Unrated

American Pie 2: Unrated Collector’s Edition

American Pie: Unrated Collector’s Edition

Liar Liar: Collector’s Edition

Bruce Almighty

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Fletch: The Jane Doe Edition

Fried Green Tomatoes: Collector’s Edition





DVD:

Futurama: Bender’s Game —- $17.99

The Perfect Holiday —- $19.99

Barbie in A Christmas Carol —- $12.99

Elton John: The Red Piano —- $24.99

All Together Now: A Documentary Film —- $19.99

Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks II —- $11.99

Iron Man —- $19.99

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull —- $19.99

Journey To The Center Of The Earth —- $19.99

Sex & The City: The Movie —- $19.99

The Happening —- $19.99

Made Of Honor —- $19.99

The Forbidden Kingdom —- $19.99

The Incredible Hulk —- $19.99

Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Unrated —- $19.99

Speed Racer —– $19.99


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Shrek The Halls —- $15.99

Shrek The Third —- $15.99

Charlotte’s Web —- $15.99

Madagascar —- $15.99


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Get Smart —- $15.99

Get Smart: 2 Disc Edition w/Digital Copy —- $22.99

Get Smart: Limited Edition 2 DVD Set w/Digital Copy —- $24.99

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2 DVDs for $12 —- OR —– 5 DVDs for $25



The Brothers Grimm

Gangs Of New York

Clerks: Miramax Collector’s Series

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back: Dimension Collector’s Series

Good Will Hunting

Rounders: Playing Card Edition

Equilibrium

Bridge To Terabithia

Swingers: Miramax Collector’s Series

10 Things I Hate About You

Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey

Young Black Stallion

The Ample Dumpling Gang: Special Edition

The Parent Trap 2 Movie Collection: Parent Trap / Parent Trap 2

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids



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DC Animated Favorites



Batman Beyond: Season 3 —- $14.99

Batman: Gotham Knight —- $9.99

Batman: The Complete Third Season —- $9.99

Justice League: The New Frontier —- $9.99

Superman vs. Doomsday (1st pressing) —- $9.99

Justice League: Season 2 (DC Classic Comics Collection) —- 22.99



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Blu-Ray High Definition Discs / Players:



Superman vs. Doomsday —- $27.99

Get Smart —- $29.99

Futurama: Bender’s Game —- $29.99

Made Of Honor —- $29.99

88 Minutes —- $29.99

The Fall —- $29.99

A Christmas Story: Ultimate Collector’s Edition —- $39.99

Planet Of The Apes: 40th Anniversary Collection —- $99.99

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Get Smart: The Complete TV Series —- $109.99

JAG: Season 7 —- $39.99

Primeval: Volume I – Series 1 + 2 —- $34.99

Reaper: Season 1 — $29.99

The Bourne Trilogy —- $24.99

IMAX: Ultimate Collection —- $79.99

A Christmas Story: Ultimate Collector’s Edition —- $29.99

Little House On The Prairie: The Complete Series —-  $199.99

Fraggle Rock: The Complete Series —- $89.99

Batman: The Complete Animated Series —– $74.99

Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy —- $34.99

Star Wars Trilogy —- $34.99

South Park: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 —- $19.99 each

Mind Of Mencia: Season 1 / 2 / 3 —- $12.99 each

Drawn Together: Season 1 ./ 2 / 3 —- $12.99 each

The Sarah Silverman Program: Season 1 —- $9.99

Reno 911: Season 1 ./ 2 / 3 / 4 —- $12.99 each

Best Of Chappelle’s Show: Uncensored —- $9.99

Chappelle’s Show: Season 1 / 2 —- $12.99 each

Popeye The Sailor: Volume III —- $24.99

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WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK!

The much-delayed Poultrygeist column and a special look at some upcoming Classic Films.

Reviews for the Following:
Liberty’s Kids: The Complete Series
Barrio
Eli Stone: The Complete First Season
Samantha Who: The Complete First Season
The Universe – Season Two
and more!