THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25th



Hancock
d. Peter Berg
c. Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman

Special Features


  • Digital Copy Included – download the film to your portable player!
  • Behind-the-scenes documentary ‘Superhumans: The Making of Hancock’
  • ‘Seeing the Future’
  • ‘Building a Better Hero’
  • ‘Bumps and Bruises’
  • ‘Mere Mortals’
  • ‘Home Life’
  • ‘Suiting Up’

Hancock was meant to bring mainstream edge to the superhero world. Seriously. I got something in from Sony during the summer that stated how Hancock was going to change superheroics. I briefly wondered where the Millarian soundbyte came from, but I moved on. Upon re-watching the film a few days ago, I find myself incredibly underwhelmed. Peter Berg is an incredibly underrated director, but the man can’t seem to outshine his on-screen talent.




Fred Claus
d. David Dobkin
c. Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Rachel Weisz, Miranda Richardson, Kevin Spacey and Kathy Bates

Special Features

  • Commentary by director David Dobkin
  • Over 25-minutes of additional scenes

Fred Claus is another in a long line of Holiday films that underwhelm me. Sure, Vince Vaughn is serviceable in the flick. But, Paul Giamatti’s sad face tells another story about this film. You look at his Santa Claus and you see nothing but Giamatti’s contempt for everything that is Fred Claus. Vince Vaughn is lucky that Giamatti didn’t just snap one day and eat his soul. I would have, but then again…I’m not in SAG.




24: Redemption
d. Jon Cassar
c. Kiefer Sutherland, Cherry Jones, Robert Carlyle and Jon Voight

Special Features

– Extended Cut featuring over ten minutes of never-before-seen footage (not shown in the television broadcast version)
– Behind-the-scenes “Making Of” documentary
– Children of War featurette
– Audio commentary with Kiefer Sutherland, director Jon Cassar and executive producer Howard Gordon
24 Season 6 in Four Minutes featurette
– Season 7 Sneak Peek – First 16 minutes of the premiere episode

Jack Bauer is back. Eventually, he’ll save the country. But, I guess that kind of defeats the point of the Jack Bauer Power Hour. This time, Bauer starts a new day in Africa. He fights Generals and kiddie armies. All the while the Hillary Clinton style new president has to uncover a plot within the government. Luckily, Kim isn’t around to fight any cougars.

A QUICK WORD ABOUT BLACK FRIDAY PART II of II

I had another diatribe written about Black Friday, but I don’t feel like spending this column bitching about silly shit. So, here’s a sneak peek at the Black Friday deals at places I’m visiting on Friday.

MEIJER

Blu-rays


$9.99

From Hell


Transporter 2


28 Days Later


Cast Away


Behind Enemy Lines


Usual Suspects


Speed


Click


Edward Scissorhands


Bulletproof Monk


The Devil Wears Prada


Flyboys


The Transporter


Entrapment


Vacancy


The Benchwarmers


Rocky


RV


Reign Over Me


The Messengers


Hostel


Fantastic 4


The rest of it is going to be largely video game-related. This year hasn’t been too hot on the Black Friday DVD and BLU-RAY deals. So, I’m going to play to where the financial strengths lie.

Next week, I’ve got a special HD-DVD retrospective planned. So get your HD-A2 ready to walk down memory lane.

YOU CAN ALSO BUY THIS STUFF!


Another Life
The Atomic Cafe
Beautiful Ohio
Beverly Hills 90210: The Sixth Season
The Big Easy: Season Two
Birthday
Bottle Rocket: The Criterion Collection
Chungking Express: The Criterion Collection
Dead Of Winter
Family Affair: The Complete Series
Freaks And Geeks: The Complete Series (Yearbook Edition)
Fred Claus
George Carlin: It’s Bad For Ya
Girls In Chains
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: The Final Season
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.: Seasons 1-5 (The Complete Series)
Hancock
Johan van der Keuken: The Complete Collection, Vol. 4
Jolts Of The Heart
Kemper
Kung Fu Panda: Wrapped And Ready For Christmas
Lady With The Dog
Larry The Cable Guy’s Star Studded Christmas Extravaganza
Madhouse
Mahabharata
The Mark Of Cain
Meet Dave
MLB: World Series 2008
The Mod Squad: Season Two, Vol. 1
The Nutty Professor (2008 Animated Movie)
Part-Time Work Of A Domestic Slave: The Alexander Kluge Collection
A Perfect Day
The Pink Panther Ultimate Collection
Psychic Killer
River Queen
The Ron Howard Spotlight Collection: A Beautiful Mind/Apollo 13/Cinderella Man/Backdraft
Silence Of The Sea
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League
Sounder
Space Chimps
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold: The Criterion Collection
Still Life
Superman: Doomsday (Two-Disc Special Edition)
24: Redemption
WWE: Cyber Sunday 2008
Zeiram Duology: Zeiram/Zeiram 2



BLU-RAY! SO GOOD THAT IT ALMOST BLOWS YOU



Becket
Flesh For The Beast
Fred Claus
George Carlin: It’s Bad For Ya
Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot
Hancock
Jarhead
The Kingdom
Meet Dave
Shadow: Dead Riot
Space Chimps
Superman: Doomsday (Special Edition)
Talento De Barrio
Zodiac: Director’s Cut


GIVE THESE STORES MONEY!



Space Chimps  $16.99

Fred Claus  $16.99

Meet Dave  $19.99

24: Redemption  $15.99

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Hancock: Unrated $15.99

Hancock: 2 Disc Deluxe Unrated w/Digital Copy $22.99

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$14.99 DVDs



Sleeping Beauty: 2 disc DVD

101 Dalmations DVD Platinum Edition

The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning

National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets

Enchanted



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Blu-Ray Discs:



Sleeping Beauty: 2 Disc Blu-Ray   $19.99

Ratatouille  $19.99

CARS  $19.99

National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $19.99

No Country For Old Men  $19.99

Fred Claus  $29.99

Hancock : Unrated Special Edition w/Digital Copy  $26.99



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TV ON DVD:



Beverly Hills 90210: Season 6  $36.99

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4  $29.99

Desperate Housewives: Season 4  $29.99

Two and a Half Men: Season 4  $29.99

The Office: Season 4  $29.99

The Simpsons: Season 11  $29.99



Fred Claus  $17.99

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull $14.99

24: Redemption  $17.99

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Meet Dave  $19.99

Space Chimps  $19.99

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Hancock : 1 Disc Unrated  $14.99

Hancock: Exclusive 3 Disc Limited Edition  $22.99

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$2.99 DVDs:



Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Special Edition

Lara Croft, Tomb Raider

Hope Floats

Escape From Alcatraz

Pit Fighter

Someone Like You

The Omen (2006)

The Good Thief

Carlito’s Way: Rise To Power

What Lies Beneath

The Talented Mr. Ripley

One Fine Day

What Dreams May Come

Prime

Undercover Brother: Collector’s Edition

Family Guy: Freakin’ Sweet Collection

The Interpreter

Road To Perdition

Borat

Idlewild

Catch Me If You Can

Big Momma’s House 2

The Manchurian Candidate (D. Washingtion)

Planet Of The Apes (2001)

Lie & Die In L.A.: Special Edition

Primal Fear

Agent Cody Banks: Special Edition

The General’s Daughter

Eye For An Eye

Regarding Henry

Urban Cowboy

Changing Lanes

Be Cool

Red Dragon: Collector’s Edition

Coneheads

Johnny Dangerously

Double Jeopardy

48 Hours

Barbershop 2

Terms Of Endearment

Virtuosity

Baseketball

Congo

Wicker Park

Friday The 13th

Amistad

Along Came A Spider

Rules Of Engagement

Runaway Bride

The Saint

The Ring

Cheech & Chong: Still Smokin’

Serpico

Joy Ride

Enemy At The Gates

Kiss The Girls

The Truman Show: Special Edition

Soul Plane: Unrated

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$5.99 DVDs:



War Of The Worlds (Tom Cruise)

Men In Black II

ID4: Independence Day

X-Men

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$6.99 DVDs:



I Am Legend: 2 Disc Special Edition

Ocean’s Thirteen

The Departed: 2 Disc Special Edition

300:2 Disc Special Edition

Rush Hour 3

Michael Clayton

No Reservations

Hairspray

The Golden Compass

The Brave One



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$12.99 DVDs:



Enchanted

No Country For Old Men

Sleeping Beauty: 50th Anniversary Edition

National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets

The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning

101 Dalmations: 2 Disc Platinum Edition



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Blu-Ray Discs:



Enchanted  $19.99

Sleeping Beauty  $19.99

No Country For Old Men  $19.99

National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets $19.99

Hancock : Unrated Special Edition w/Digital Copy  $26.99




DVD:

Tropic Thunder  $15.99

Meet Dave  $19.99

Space Chimps  $19.99

Sleeping Beauty  $14.99

National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets  $14.99

Rush: Snakes & Arrows – LIVE  $14.99 (3 DVDs)


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24: Redemption  $15.99

24: Redemption 3 Disc Digital Copy Edition  $22.99

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Hancock: 1 Disc Unrated Edition  $15.99

Hancock: 2 Disc Unrated Special Edition Steelbook Casing  $22.99

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$3.99 DVDs::



Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels

Robots

Because I Said So

Breach

First Sunday

Reign Over Me

Revolver

Underworld

Black Dahlia

Dr. Seuss’: The Cat In The Hat (Animated)

The Break-Up

Jarhead

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$6.99 DVDs::



Bee Movie

The Kingdom

Hairspray

The Golden Compass

Balls Of Fury

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Knocked Up: Unrated & Unprotected

We Own The Night

Michael Clayton

Blood Diamond

Semi-Pro

Fool’s Gold



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Blu-Ray Discs:



Space Chimps  $29.99

Fred Claus  $29.99

Meet Dave  $29.99

Rush: Snakes & Arrows – LIVE  $19.99

Hancock: Unrated Special Edition  $26.99

Die Hard Collection  $54.99

Rambo Boxset  $24.99



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DVD Box Sets:



Rambo  $19.99 (Movies #1 – #3)

Die Hard Collection  $27.49 (Movies #1 – #4)

24: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5  $19.99 each

The O.C. : The Complete Series  $74.99

Sex & The City: The Complete Series  $99.99

James Bond – 007 Collections: Volumes I / II / III / IV  $24.99 each


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WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK!


Not much. I’m going to play some Left 4 Dead and watch some Blu-Rays that I pick up at Meijers.