THE WEEK OF MAY 26th, 2009



LAND OF THE LOST: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Special Features

  • Retrospective featurette


The Land of the Lost

is finally coming back to DVD after being Out of Print for years. This release is almost a repackage of the three previous season releases. But, you now have the chance to pick up the release in different packaging. You can choose the gatefold release or the Collector’s Edition lunchbox. I don’t recommend the lunchbox, as the discs are packaged inside in paper sleeves. Smooth move, Universal.



POWDER BLUE

Special Features

  • Commentary
  • Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Still Gallery


Powder Blue
is a smart urban tale about four lives comparing together in a serious of smart urbane vignettes. Listen, Hollywood. If you aren’t Robert Altman or Raymond Carver, leave that shit alone. I don’t how many films I’ve got to watch about the dregs of humanity meeting the upper crust, as they come to learn that nobody is that different from someone else. The only plus is that Jessica Biel is a stripper in this. Sure, she’s got a man ass…but, it works. Elijah Wood, Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta and Biel’s tits also star.




DESIGNING WOMEN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

Special Features

  • Reunion featurette


Designing Women
is the show that showed America what The Golden Girls was lacking. The spark of being a Sugarbaker hasn’t been captured since the show departed in the early 1990s. Sure, you had Hearts Afire from the same creative team. But, it was a paper-thin comparison. Season 1 is a basic getting to know everyone that spotlights the four ladies that makes up Sugarbaker Interiors. Shout Factory has done an amazing job cleaning up the prints that Sony owns and making a set that really pops. The sad thing is that Shout tends to take a bit between season releases, so I don’t know how long it’ll be before Season 2 or even Season 7 drops.

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
12. Head
13. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
14. Sorcerer
15. Henry V (1989)
16. The Great White Hope
17. Fixed Bayonets
18. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary
19. The Ballad of Cable Hogue
20. Gates of Heaven
21. The Dirty Dozen
22. Opening Night
23. Birdman of Alcatraz
24. Elmer Gantry
25. The Band Wagon
26. Five Guns West
27. Detour
28. Jubal
29. Affair in Trinidad
30) Experiment in Terror
31) Seconds
32) Coffy
33) 1984
34) Special
35) Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
36) The Fortune Cookie
37) Executive Suite
38) Two People
39) The Sand Pebbles
40) The Iron Horse
41) Watermelon Man
42) The Girl Can’t Help It
43) Diner
44) Rumble Fish
45) Pale Rider
46) High Plains Drifter
47) Lady Snowblood
48) Help
49) The Bank Job
50) The Hudsucker Proxy
51) Tommy
52) The Pawnbroker
53) Imitation of Life (1959)
54) Desperate Living
55) In Harm’s Way
56) The Dam Busters
57) The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
58) Blood and Lace
59) Two-Lane Blacktop
60) Saint Jack
61) Saaraba
62) Meet the Feebles
63) Bob Roberts
64) Love Streams
65) Barfly
66) Billy Jack
67) Shock Corridor
68) Jason and the Argonauts
69) Curse of the Demon
70) Basket Case
71) Searching for Bobby Fisher
72) Safe
73) Deep Cover
74) Blow Out
75) The Mission (Johnny To)
76) Fresh
77) The Glass Shield
78) Dolls
79) He Got Game
80) King Rat
81) Zabriskie Point
82) Belle du Jour
83) Johnny Guitar
84) Inserts
85)
The 36th Chamber of Shao-Lin
86) Tigerland
87) Duel
88) Last Train from Gun Hill
89) Cross Creek

and today’s entry suggested by Clarence Boddicker.






90) The Last Detail. (click on the box art to buy this at Amazon)

Serving as sort of a quintessential comedy of the auteur era, The Last
Detail reflects the nation’s attitude toward the military following
Vietnam, one of mocking dismissal of its arbitrary rules and
institutions . It’s also one of the best examples of male platonic
relationships put to film, and its unhappy ending makes one nostalgic
for a time when Hollywood had the balls not to appeal to the lowest
common denominator.


HERE’S THE LINK TO NOMINATE MORE TITLES.


EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

  • BBC History Of World War II
  • The Blues Brothers: 25th Anniversary Edition (Reissue With Land Of The Lost Movie Cash)
  • Exploitaton Cinema Double Feature: Devil Times Five/Mark Of The Witch
  • Exploitaton Cinema Double Feature: The Forest/Don’t Go In The Woods
  • Falling Down: Deluxe Edition
  • The Flintstones: Collector’s Edition (Reissue With Land Of The Lost Movie Cash)
  • Gunsmoke: The Third Season, Vol. 2
  • The History Channel: Military Combat Megaset
  • Jeeves And Wooster: The Complete Series
  • Killshot
  • King Ralph (Reissue With Land Of The Lost Movie Cash)
  • Land Of The Lost: The Complete Series (Standard Edition)
  • Land Of The Lost: The Complete Series (Limited Edition Gift Set)
  • MLS: Columbus Crew – 2008 MLS Cup Champions
  • The Mod Squad: Season Two, Vol. 2
  • New In Town
  • Philippe Garrel X 2: I Can No Longer Hear The Guitar/Emergency Kisses
  • Powder Blue
  • Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s, Vol. 1
  • Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s, Vol. 1
  • The Sky Crawlers
  • UFO Hunters: The Complete Season Two
  • The Universe: Our Solar System
  • The Universe: The Complete Season Three

 
BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

  • Animal Planet: The Amazon – River Of The Sun
  • Children Of Men
  • Cinderella Man
  • Falling Down (Book Packaging)
  • Field Of Dreams
  • IMAX: Lost Worlds – Life In The Balance
  • Inside Man
  • New In Town
  • Powder Blue
  • Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
  • Seabiscuit
  • Shamo
  • The Sky Crawlers
  • True Romance
SPEND YOUR MONEY!




NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE


New In Town $16.99     $26.99
Dora the Explorer: Super Babies Dream Adventure  $12.99
The Closer: Season 4   $27.99



TV on DVD

Burn Notice Season 1  $15.99
Scrubs Season 7  $16.99
Two and a Half Men Seasons 1-4  $24.99
Desperate Housewives Season 4  $29.99

$10 DVDs

Made of Honor
Wanted
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Get Smart


$13.99 Disney Pixar Sale



Wall E
Cars
Incredibles
Ratatouille
Finding Nemo



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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE


New in Town  $17.99   $26.99

Killshot  $14.99

The Closer Season 4  $29.99



DVD Deals of the Week


Fight Club  $6.99

28 Weeks Later  $6.99

Sunshine  $6.99

Stargate: Continuum  $6.99

Yes Man  $15.99

TV on DVD


True Blood Season 1  $39.99

24 Season 7  $39.99

More Deals


Taken $14.99

Valkyrie $17.99

My Bloody Valentine  $17.99

Max Payne  $9.99   $19.99

The Day the Earth Stood Still  $9.99  $19.99

Australia  $9.99   $19.99

007 Quantum of Solace  $9.99   $19.99



The Wrestler  $14.99   $24.99

Frost Nixon  $14.99    $24.99

Milk  $14.99    $24.99

Notorius  $14.99    $24.99

Role Models  $14.99    $24.99

Marley & Me  $14.99     $24.99

The Tale of Depereaux  $14.99   $24.99

Hotel for Dogs  $14.99    $24.99

Bride Wars  $14.99    $24.99

Last Chance Harvey  $14.99   $24.99