THE WEEK OF MARCH 24th, 2009



TWILIGHT

Special Features:

  • Commentary
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Documentary
  • Comic-Con Footage
  • Music Videos
  • Trailers


Twilight
was the film that defined a generation. A generation of whiny, directionless fuckwits that are too doped up on Adderall and Jesus to understand what passes for quality entertainment anymore. Fuck, I remember when Near Dark was the go-to vampire movies for moody teens. Where have you gone Adrian Pasdar? A lonely nation turns its eyes to you.



BOLT



Special Features:

  • Animated Short
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • BD-Java Game
  • Art Gallery
  • BD-Live


Bolt  is a reminder that America loves dogs more than people. Well, more than people and talking rats that cook food. You’ve seen this film before in various incarnations. But, you never had Rhino the Hamster to love. It’s a minor footnote in the larger Disney collection, but a fun film to spend an evening watching.




TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER / UNDER THE HOOD



Special Features:

  • Featurette


Tales of the Black Freighter / Under the Hood
is the cherry on top of the Watchmen media blitz. It’s niche entertainment carved out of a tiny market slot in an already over-crowded marketplace. What are you going to do when you see this on a store shelf on Tuesday? Are you going to make the purchase or are you going to wait for the coming double-dip? Do you have willpower? I don’t think you have it. Therefore, when you resell your copy…I’ll pick this film up for a five-spot. God bless the gun-jumping geeks.

THE PERSONAL CRITERION COLLECTION




I had 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.

THE FIRST ENTRIES

1. The Fountain

2. Videodrome


3. Seven Men from Now


4. Stalker


5. The Last Days of Disco


and today’s entry

submitted by CpnSpaulding (board member)



Paris, Texas. (click on box art to try and find a copy of this OOP disc)

I own a copy of the OOP release of this film and
revisit it twice a year. Usually, it is to turn someone else on to this
wonderful movie. Aside from it being my favorite Wim Wenders film, it
combines his great eye with a phenomenal script by Sam Shepard and LM
Kit Carson. Wenders brings a European style to filming the American
Mid-west that makes it look almost alien. And Ry Cooder’s trademark
slide guitar provides most of the haunting score.



But the real reason to see this film is Harry Dean Stanton. Holy shit.
No one else could have played the role of Travis. He carries the
tragedies of the past on his hunched shoulders and his eyes (like
always) droop like he hasn’t slept a day during the four years he was
missing in the desert. But there’s a charming, child-like quality he
brings to the character and the scenes where he bonds with his young,
estranged son are simultaneously charming and sad.


HERE’S THE LINK TO NOMINATE MORE TITLES.


EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

Big Stan
Bolt
Careful (Remastered And Repressed)
Columbus Day
Destination Fame
Don’t Look Down
Every Second Counts
Gardens Of The Night
Green River
Happily N’Ever After 2: Snow White – Another Bite @ The Apple
House Of Life
In Treatment
The Kite
The Last Metro (The Criterion Collection)
Lilo And Stitch (Two-Disc Big Wave Edition)
Midsomer Murders, Set 12
New York City Serenade
On The Two Deaths Of Pain Of Salvation
Opera Jawa
Praying With Lior
Quantum Of Solace
The Riches: Season Two
Room 222: Season One
Sesame Street-Follow That Bird-25th Anniversary
Stephen Hawking And The Theory Of Everything
Taggart, Set 1
Twilight
Watchmen: Tales Of The Black Freighter And Under The Hood
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Pirate Treasure


BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

Big Stan
Bolt 3-Disc With Digital File And Standard DVD
The Fast And The Furious Trilogy
The 400 Blows (The Criterion Collection)
Fractals: Hunting The Hidden Dimension
Goldfinger
James Bond Blu-ray Collection Three-Pack, Vol. 3
The Kite Runner
The Last Metro (The Criterion Collection)
The Matrix
A Mighty Heart
Moonraker
Moonraker
Never Say Never Again
Quantum Of Solace
Ruslan
Things We Lost In The Fire
The Venture Bros.: Season Three
Watchmen: Tales Of The Black Freighter And Under The Hood
Wild Asia 1: In The Realm Of The Red Ape
The World is Not Enough
The World is Not Enough





SPEND YOUR MONEY!




Lilo & Stitch  $15.99

Secrets of the Furious Five  $9.99

Quantum of Solace Deluxe Edition  $24.99

Bolt   $15.99 / $22.99

$10 DVDs

Open Season

Spider-Man 3

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Chronicles of Narnia (The Lion, The Witch, & the Wardrobe)



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TV on DVD Sets




$12.99

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Volume 1




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Blu-Ray Discs:




Quantum of Solace  $26.99

Bolt $26.99



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$14.99-19.99 DVDs


Bolt   $16.99 / $22.99
Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood  $16.99
Big Stan $14.99
Quantum of Solace $16.99 / $22.99
Lilo & Stitch: 2-Disc Big Wave Edition $19.99



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DVD on TV

$12.99
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Volume 1

$19.99

The Venture Brothers – Season 3

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Blu-Ray Discs:



14.99

Shooter

XXX-State of the union

Top Gun

16.99
Hitman

Jumper

American Gangster




19.99

Casino Royale

24.99
World is Not Enough

Goldfinger

Moonraker




25.99

Twilight
Quantum of Solace

26.99
Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood

27.99
Bolt



59.99

The Fast and the Furious Trilogy