THE WEEK OF MARCH 17th, 2009



MR. BELVEDERE: SEASONS 1 AND 2

Special Features:

  • Featurette
  • SNL sketch


Mr. Belvedere
was the show that brought America together on the nights that Night Court didn’t air. In this series, a suave Butler from England came to Pittsburgh to make his way into the American commoner’s heart. He taught us of love, respect and admiration for ballet. Then, he watched over us during life’s very special episodes. When Wesley’s friend got AIDS, Belvedere was there. When Bob Uecker went on strike, Belvedere was there. When you were on the beach and you saw only one set of footprints, Belvedere was there.



PUNISHER: WAR ZONE



Special Features:
  • Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Trailer


Punisher: War Zone was supposed to be many things. What it became was an imaginative take on the Ennis era Punisher, but beset by the failures of the new action movie trends. That’s not to say that it doesn’t owe a thing or two to the Bronson era Cannon Films. It’s just that any movie that slams Parkour with such panache deserves some appreciation. The film is being released in several editions. But, I recommend the Blu Ray disc. The A/V Quality is damn near reference material.




AFRO NINJA: DESTINY



Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurette
  • Interviews


Afro Ninja: Destiny
suffers
from what most of the Youtube sensations suffer. When taking a five-minute and trying to stretch it to 90 minutes, you’re beset by failure. Trying to slap a story on what was once a great sight gag is terrible and leaves one wondering about the intent of creating a film. Then, you realize that there’s probably some poor bastard behind this offering that hopes for a shot of legitimacy. Legitimacy doesn’t come to fake ninjas.

I’VE GOT AN IDEA FOR A SUBSET OF THE SPECIAL EDITION




I’ve got an idea for a subset column for The Special Edition. Many people want to have Criterions in their collection. Many people pretend to like half of the films that Criterion releases. But, what about those people that honestly can’t be bothered to be told what to like. What about them?

That’s why I want to test the waters and see if this floats. I want the readers of CHUD and this dear article to head to the Boards and nominate their Personal Criterion Collection entry. I want to see explanations and not just mindless listing of entries, people.

All titles eligible are previously released DVD/BR media that you believe to be essential/necessary to the collection of the Home Entertainment enthusiast.

HERE’S THE LINK TO NOMINATE.


EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

Barbie Presents: Thumbelina
The Bulldog Breed
Chrysalis
Dodes’ka-Den
Eclipse Series 15: Travels With Hiroshi Shimizu
Elegy
Faust (Restored Deluxe Edition)
The Finances Of The Grand Duke (The Restored Authorized Edition)
The Haunted Castle (The Restored Authorized Edition)
Head Case: Season One
Hollywood Residential: Season One
JAG: Judge Advocate General – The Eighth Season
The Life Of Lucky Cucumber
My Zinc Bed
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo: Complete Second, Third And Fourth Seasons
Return Of The Outlaws
The Robe (Special Edition)
Sergeant Preston Of The Yukon: Complete Season One
The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 5: 1946-1948
Triangle
The Velveteen Rabbit: 2009
Walled In
The Zeta Project: Season One


BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

Lady Death
The Matador
Punisher: War Zone (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Quo Vadis
The Robe (Special Edition)





SPEND YOUR MONEY!




Barbie in Thumbellina  $16.99

Punisher War Zone  $16.99

Elegy  $19.99

Disney Bunnytown Hello Bunnies  $14.99

Bakugan Good Vs Evil Vol 3  $9.99

Twilight 3 Disc Special Target Edition $17.99


————————————————————————



TV on DVD Sets




$39.99

JAG: The Eighth Season




************************************************** ******



Blu-Ray Discs:




Punisher War Zone  $26.99

Twilight (2 Disc)  $24.99



———————————————–












  2 for $30

Spacebuddies
High School Musical 3
Oliver and Company


—————————————————————-

$14.99-19.99 DVDs


Australia  $14.99
Role Models  $19.99
Transporter 3 $19.99



—————————————————————-



DVD on TV

$25.99
Married with Children: Season 10

$39.99
South Park: The Complete Twelfth Season
_______________________________________



Blu-Ray Discs:



14.99

Black Hawk Down

Starship Troopers

Men In Black

Tears of the Sun

The Patriot

Hellboy

Dracula

The Fifth Element



19.99

Transformers

Eagle Eye

The Ruins

Tropic Thunder



24.99

Twilight



29.99

Punisher: War Zone