THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 30TH



RESIDENT EVIL: DEGENERATION

Director: Makoto Kamiya
Writer: Shotaro Suga
Cast: Alyson Court, Paul Mercier, Laura Bailey, Roger Craig Smith, Crispin Freeman
Studio: Sony Pictures


Special Features:

 Interactive Picture-in-Picture  BR only
 Pop-Up Trivia Track  BR only

• The Generation of Degeneration

• Character Profiles

• Voice Bloopers

• Faux Leon Interview

• Resident Evil 5 Special Footage

• BD-Live  BR only

• Trailers


Resident Evil has had a lot of ups and downs. Now, we get a semi-decent film version of the beloved video game franchise. Sure, it’s a CG feature that runs under two hours. But, you don’t have to put up with Paul W.S. Anderson and his motley crew.



GHOST TOWN

Director: David Koepp

Writer: David Koepp and Ricky Gervais

Cast: Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni, Greg Kinnear and Dana Ivey

Studio: Paramount





Special Features:
  • Feature Commentary
  • Making Ghost Town
  • Some People Can Do It
  • Ghostly Effects



Ghost Town was an exercise in tedious comedy. Ricky Gervais had done better. Fuck, David Koepp has pulled better scripts out of his ass. That’s right, kids. Stir of Echoes is better than this. But, it’s the end of the year and I’ll be damned if I’m recommending Eagle Eye to someone.



THE DUCHESS

Director: Saul Dibb

Writer: Jeffrey Hatcher and Anders Thomas Jensen

Cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Dominic Cooper

Studio: Paramount



Special Features:

How Far She Went: The Making of ‘The Duchess
Georgiana in Her Own Words

Costume Diary


The Duchess is
the kind of masturbatory material that keeps England procreating. In America, it’s the shit that gets drolled out every fall for award bait. On DVD and Blu-Ray, it was the disc at the bottom of the stack that I reviewed for this week. There’s absolutely no reason why you should bother with it.

LET’S TALK DVD

There’s fifty-two weeks in a year. Each week averages about 60-100 major studio releases. Most of them are shit. But, at the same time while covering the shit, the gems slip through the cracks. From the latest Criterion announcements to the latest works from Severin and Blue Underground, we’ve got a nice year coming.

So, let’s put the Talkbacks to use. What titles are you looking forward to seeing in 2009? Honestly, I can’t wait for El Norte and Ben-Hur to hit Blu-Ray. If this flies well with you guys, I’ll add the upcoming release calendar to the mix.


EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

Baghead
Battle For Haditha
Bloodsuckers From Outer Space
Comedy Central Roast Of Bob Saget (Uncensored/Extended)
Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands (Original Director’s Cut)
Dutch Junkies
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (With Movie Cash)
Eagle Eye (One-Disc Standard Edition)
Eagle Eye (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Gamera The Brave
Greek: Chapter Two
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (20th Anniversary Edition)
Kyle XY: The Complete Second Season
Nip/Tuck: Season Five, Pt. 1
Nurse Witch Komugi: Complete Collection
PSI Factor: Chronicles Of The Paranormal – Season Three
Schindler’s List (With Movie Cash)
The Secret Life Of The American Teenager: Season One
Surfer, Dude
10 Items Or Less: The Complete First And Second Seasons
To Kill A Mockingbird (With Movie Cash)
Towelhead
Welcome To The NHK, Pt. 1
Welcome To The NHK, Pt. 2

BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

An American Carol
Days Of Thunder
The Duchess
Eagle Eye
Event Horizon
Ghost
Ghost Town
Last Holiday
Resident Evil: Degeneration
Serenity
Surfer, Dude
The Truman Show
Wedding Crashers (Uncorked Edition)


SPEND YOUR MONEY!






Eagle Eye $20

Ghost Town  $20

The Duchess  $20

Beethoven’s Big Break $20

Batman: The Dark Knight  $14

Wall*E  $14

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!  $14

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian  $14

Resident Evil: Degeneration  $20

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$6.50 DVDs



Crash

Caddyshack: 20th Anniversary Edition

School Of Rock: Special Collector’s Edition

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants

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$13 Exercise DVD Bonanza


Dancing With The Stars: Latin Cardio Dance

The Biggest Loser – The Workout: Boot Camp

Weight Loss Yoga

Yoga For Beginners

ABS Diet For Women Workout



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Blu-Ray Discs:



Resident Evil: Degeneration $29.99

Eagle Eye  $26.99

The Duchess  $29.99

Batman: The Dark Knight  $22

Wanted  $22

Kill Bill: Volume I  $19.99

Kill Bill: Volume II  $19.99

No Country For Old Men  $19.99

National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets  $19.99

Sleeping Beauty: 50th Anniversary  $19.99

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian  $19.99

CARS  $19.99

Wall-E: 2 Disc Set  $19.99

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DVD Sets:



Nip/Tuck: Season 5  $37.99

The Secret Life Of The American Teenager: Season 1 $27.99

Greek: Season 2  $19.99

Gossip Girl: Season 1  $17

The Simpsons: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11  $14.99 each

Family Guy: Volumes I / II / III / IV / V / VI  $19.99 each

It’s Always Sunning In Philadelphia: Season 1 + 2 / 3  $14.99 each

How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 / 2 / 3  $14.99

The Office: Season 3  $19.99

The Office: Season 4  $17.99

Heroes: Season 1 / 2  $19.99 each

House: Season 4  $24.99

Bones: Season 3  $19.99

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4  $19.99

Veronica Mars: Season 1 / 2 / 3  $19.99 each

Sex & The City: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.1 / 6.2  $8.99 each

Entourage: Season 1 / 2 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 4  $14.99 each

Monk: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6  $19.99 each

Two & .5 Men: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4  $19.99

Supernatural: Season 1 / 2  $19.99 each

Prison Break: Season 3  $19.99









DVDs



Resident Evil: Degeneration  $17.99

Ghost Town  $19.99

The Duchess  $19.99

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Eagle Eye $14.99

Eagle Eye: 2 Disc Edition  $22.99

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$9.99 DVDs:



Vantage Point

21

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder

88 Minutes

Prom Night: Unrated

Made Of Honor

You Don’t Mess With The Zohan: 1 Disc Extended / Unrated Edition

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$12.99 DVDs:



Meet The Browns

Juno

Alvin & The Chipmunks

Stargate: Continuum

The X-Files: I Want To Believe

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem – Unrated

The Eye

Jumper

The Bank Job

Street Kings

Rambo (2008)



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Blu-Ray Discs:



Eagle Eye  $26.99

Resident Evil: Degeneration  $29.99

DVD Sets:



Nip/Tuck: Season 5  $37.99








DVDs


Wanted  $16.99

Batman: The Dark Knight $19.99

Hellboy II: The Golden Army  $19.99

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull  $19.99

Iron Man  $19.99

The Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor  $19.99

Kung Fu Panda  $19.99

Wall*E  $19.99

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian  $19.99

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!  $19.99

The House Bunny  $19.99

Burn After Reading  $19.99

Step Brothers: Unrated Widescreen Edition $19.99

Mamma Mia! The Movie  $19.99

Hancock: 1 Disc Unrated Edition  $16.99

Beethoven’s Big Break  $19.99

Internet Dating  $19.99

An American Carol  $14.99

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Eagle Eye  $16.99

Eagle Eye: 2 Disc Special Edition  $22.99

Eagle Eye: 2 Disc Special Edition Blu-Ray $26.99

Tropic Thunder DVD $19.99

Cloverfield DVD  $14.99

Tropic Thunder Blu-Ray  $29.99

Cloverfield Blu-Ray  $29.99

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Resident Evil: Degeneration  $19.99

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Ghost Town DVD  $19.99

The Duchess DVD  $19.99

Ghost Town Blu-Ray  $29.99

The Duchess Blu-Ray  $29.99

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$6.99 DVDs:



American Gangster: 2 Disc Unrated Extended Edition

Knocked Up: Unrated

Anchorman

The 40 Year Old Virgin: Double Your Pleasure Edition

Old School: Unrated & Out Of Control

The Mummy Returns: 2 Disc Deluxe Edition

A Knight’s Tale: Special Edition

Joe Dirt

Footloose: Special Collector’s Edition

Flashdance: Special Collector’s Edition w/CD

Jet Li’s Fearless: Unrated Director’s Cut

Serenity: Collector’s Edition

Mean Girls

Rudy

The Benchwarmers

Jerry Maguire

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$19.99 DVDs:



Peter Pan: 2 Disc Platinum Edition

Peter Pan: Return To Neverland

The Little Mermaid: 2 Disc Special Edition

The Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea

The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning

Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition

Toy Story 2: 2 Disc Special Edition

Jungle Book: 50th Anniversary Edition

Robin Hood: Most Wanted Edition

Enchanted

Meet The Robinsons

Tinker Bell

Sleeping Beauty: 50th Anniversary Edition

Pete’s Dragon

101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition

Dumbo: New Big Top Edition

The Fox & The Hound: 25th Anniversary Edition

The Aristocats: New Special Edition

Pocahontas: 10th Anniversary Edition

The Sword In The Stone: 45th Anniversary Edition



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Blu-Ray Discs:



Ghost Town  $29.99

The Duchess  $29.99

An American Carol $29.99

Eagle Eye  $26.99

Cloverfield  $29.99

Tropic Thunder  $29.99

Resident Evil: Degeneration  $27.99

Resident Evil: Apocalypse  $24.99

Serenity  $24.99

Wedding Crashers: Uncorked Edition  $24.99

Resident Evil: Extinction  $29.99

Planet Earth  $79.99

Payback / We Were Soldiers Double Feature Pack  $22.99

The Italian Job / Shooter Double Feature Pack  $22.99

Trading Places / Coming To America Double Feature Pack  $22.99

Patriot Games / The Sum Of All Fears Double Feature Pack  $22.99

Next / Face/Off Double Feature Pack  $22.99

Norbit / Drillbit Taylor Double Feature Pack  $26.99

Nacho Libre / The Spiderwick Chronicles Double Feature Pack  $26.99

The Ruins: Unrated / Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Double Feature Pack  $26.99

Sleepy Hollow / Cloverfield Double Feature Pack  $26.99

The Dark Knight  $29.99

Hellboy II: The Golden Army  $29.99

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull  $29.99

Iron Man  $29.99

The Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor  $29.99

Kung Fu Panda  $29.99

Wall*E  $29.99

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian  $29.99

Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!  $29.99

The House Bunny  $29.99

Burn After Reading $29.99

Step Brothers: Unrated Widescreen Edition  $29.99

Mamma Mia! The Movie  $29.99



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DVD Sets:



Nip/Tuck: Season 5  $37.99

GREEK: Chapter 2  $19.99

Kyle XY: Season 2 – Revelations  $34.99

The Secret Life Of The American Teenager: Season 1  $34.99