THE WEEK OF MARCH 31st, 2009



SEVEN POUNDS

Special Features:

  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • BD-Live
  • Digital Copy


Seven Pounds
was the film that really bugged me upon initial release. It wasn’t Right-Wing propaganda like The Pursuit of Happyness. But, it wasn’t necessarily a better film. Taking a melodramatic premise that wouldn’t be out of place in a Douglas Sirk film, Will Smith tries to pull a modern Rock Hudson. It’s just a shame that most of the supporting players couldn’t keep up.



SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE



Special Features:

  • Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes


Slumdog Millionaire  is
a reminder that the Academy still loves foreign dramas. Sure, a lot of people could’ve made the argument for a Benjamin Button or Milk win this year. But, they’re idiots. You’ve got to appreciate a film that manages to take the dynamic of a 1930s Warner Brothers gangster film and place it in the Third World.




THE SINFUL DWARF



Special Features:

  • Featurette
  • Radio Spots
  • Trailer


The Sinful Dwarf
is a film that I got sent via a friend of a friend of a friend. Olaf is a diabolical little fuck that is going around running a sex slave trade in his attic. I’m not quite sure what country the film was taking place in, but the sheer oddity made it work for me. Plus, the little guy looks like Tattoo with a Pete Rose haircut.

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
6. Paris, Texas
7. Vanishing Point
8. The Stunt Man
9. The Deer Hunter
10. The Third Man
11. Southland Tales

and today’s entry suggested by Malmordo.






12) Head. (click on box art to buy it at Amazon)

A bizarre, ingenious musical comedy poking fun at the prefabricated
image of The Monkees, a rock band conceived by producer/director Bob
Rafelson for a television show that ran from 1966-68. Where the show
was goofy, juvenile and aimed at teenyboppers, the film is satirical,
disturbing (despite its G rating), and right up the alley of weird
cinema enthusiasts. Three of the four leading longhairs were limited as
musicians but talented as actors, and Jack Nicholson’s “story” has all
of them tripping through a funhouse of hallucinatory visuals: Micky
Dolenz’s tank battle with a Coke machine, Mike Nesmith’s psychedelic
journey to a surprise birthday party, concert footage that intersperses
Vietnam casualties with screaming fans, and the band’s final
plunge/career suicide. Though a cult favorite 40 years on, the film
deserves a wider audience for its daring, free-form structure, its
inventive experiments with music and image, its witty dialogue, its
foot-tapping soundtrack (including Gerry Goffin & Carole King’s
excellent “Porpoise Song,” later borrowed for VANILLA SKY).



The Rhino disc is still in print but sounds like crap, and isn’t even
in the proper aspect ratio. HEAD premiered in Los Angeles at 110
minutes and was whittled down to 86 for subsequent viewings. Fingers
crossed: a special edition with the missing 24 minutes plus commentary
by Rafelson, Nicholson, and all four band members. I can dig that.


HERE’S THE LINK TO NOMINATE MORE TITLES.


EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

Autopsy


The Broken


The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations


Classic Film Noir: Volume 3


Danton (Criterion Collection)


Dying Breed


From Within


The Fugitive: Season 2 Volume 2


Goosebumps: Return of the Mummy


Goosebumps: Scarecrow Walks @ Midnight


Hannah Montana: Keeping It Real


Hope & Faith: Season 1


Il Generale Della Rovere (Criterion Collection)


In Plain Sight: Season 1


Marley & Me (1-disc)


Marley & Me SE (2-disc)


The Other End of the Line


Perkins’ 14


Ricky Gervais: Out of England


Schoolhouse Rocks!: Earth
Seven Pounds


Slaughter


Slumdog Millionaire


Voices


Voyage to Bottom of Sea: Season 4 Vol. 1




BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

An American in Paris SE (2-disc)

Chris Botti: In Boston

Chronicles of Riddick

Chronicles of Riddick/Pitch Black (2-pack)

Ghost of Mars

Gigi SE (2-disc)

Marley & Me SE (3-disc)
The Matrix

Nat’l. Geo.: Kingdom of Blue Whale

The One (Jet Li)


Pitch Black

Seven Pounds


Slumdog Millionaire
South Pacific (50th Anniversary Edition)


Tell No One

Two Evil Eyes


Way of War





SPEND YOUR MONEY!




Seven Pounds $16.99

Marley & Me $16.99

Slumdog Millionaire $15.99

Twilight (3 disc) $19.99

Open Season 2 $14.99

The Secret Life of Bees $14.99

Fireproof  $14.99

Australia  $14.99

Changling $15.99

Milk  $15.99

Pineapple Express (unrated)  $14.99

Hannah Montana – Keeping It Real – Vol. 5  $12.99



$10 DVDs



Alvin and the Chipmuncks

Tropic Thunder

Eagle Eye

Made of Honor

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (unrated)



$4.79 DVDs



Spider-Man 3

There’s Something about Mary

Dodgeball

Scooby Doo Hollywood



Blu-Ray



Marley & Me  $26.99

Slumdog Millionaire  $26.99

Twilight (2 disc)  $26.99

Australia  $24.99

Changling  $24.99

Milk  $24.99

Casino Royale  $24.99

Quantum of Solace  $24.99





James Bond Blu-Rays for  $14.99!


Goldfinger

Moonraker

The World is not Enough

Never Say Never Again



TV on DVD



Sex in the City Season One $9.99

Entourage Season One  $12.99

The Hills Season 3 or 4  $19.99 each

Gray Anatomy Season 2 or 3  $19.99 each

Friends Season 1-10  $16.99 each

24 Season 1-6  $16.99 each

Big Bang Theory Season One $15.99

South Park Season 11 or 12  $29.99 each

Reba Season 1 & 2  $14.99

The 70s Show Season 1 & 2  $19.99


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Slumdog Millionaire   $16.99

Slumdog Millionaire   $26.99   (BLU-RAY)



Seven Pounds    $16.99

Seven Pounds  $26.99 (BLU-RAY)



Marley & Me  $17.99

Marley & Me (2 Disc Edition)   $22.99

Marley & Me (BLU-RAY) $25.99



The Matrix 10th Anniversary Edition (BLU-RAY) $24.99

Riddick BLU-RAY 2-PACK   $34.99



School House Rock! Earth   $14.99

Hannah Montana Keeping It Real   $14.99



Madagascar Escape 2 Africa  $8.99 (DVD)

Madagascar Escape 2 Africa  $19.99 (BLU-RAY)

Kung Fu Panda  $8.99



Milk  $16.99

Changeling  $16.99



Charlotte’s Web  $7.50

Bee Movie   $7.50

Shrek the Third    $7.50

Over the Hedge   $7.50

Pink Panther    $7.50

Madagascar    $7.50





8 for $70 or 2 for $25




Butterfly Effect 3

The Broken

Dying Breed

Voices

Autopsy

Perkins

From Within

Slaughter