THE WEEK OF JULY 14th, 2009



MAD MEN: SEASON TWO

Special Features

  • Commentaries
  • Featurettes
  • Historical Timelines

Mad Men: Season 2 comes to DVD with an amazing release that carries on the grand tradition of showing how much ass Jon Hamm kicks. The world needs more Don Draper, but Draper takes a bit of a sidecar to Peggy’s self-discovery. Excellent character moments abound, while you get a superb guest-spot from Colin Hanks.

The
DVD offers up expert commentaries from the cast, some creative talent and series creator Matthew Weiner. We get glimpses into time period and we see how the fashions of 1962 came to life onscreen. It’s amazing to see AMC step-up their game and actually surpass HBO in some respects. If you’re not watching this show, then take this as your second chance to play catch-up.




THE STATE – THE COMPLETE SERIES

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Commentary
  • Interviews
  • Outtakes
  • Promos
  • Retrospectives


The State is one of those shows that MTV seems to have forgotten how to make. Well, they didn’t really make it. They just gave it a shitty timeslot and the world fought to discover the magic of Louie and his balls. Some musical cues have been changed, but it’s nothing major. What’s going to surprise a lot of long-time fans is the short length of the seasons. Each of the four seasons fits on its own DVD. Plus, there’s a fifth disc that’s loaded with left-over featurettes that show off how the show was born and died.




GREY GARDENS (2009)

Special Features

  • Commentary
  • Featurette


Did you ever see the classic Maysles Brothers’ documentary that spotlighted the secluded Big and Little Edie Bouvier Beale? Well, this is an attempted recreation of what the Beales were like, while mixing a lot of dramatic speculation into the mix to keep things lively. Jessica Lange wows audiences, while Drew Barrymore desperately holds on for screen time and attention. It’s not a bad film, it’s just extremely flawed.

OBSESSIVE DVD NERDS, I BESEECH YOU!

The
Chewer Nation likes to make long-winded lists that can turn even the
strongest mind into an Autistic pile of mush. Therefore, I beseech you
to make a list for the month of July! I want to see the worst DVDs ever
made. List them, provide reasons and do what you will. I know that I
can harness your collective mental spark plugs to inspire some modicum
of film discussion.

I’ll start.

1) Colossus: The Forbin Project
2) The Enforcer – Dragon Dynasty  (via Reggie-Wanker)
3) Superman II – The Richard Donner Cut  (via Hammerhead)



I keep my library pretty lean, but the worst title on my shelf is probably Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.
Although it’s great to see some of the unreleased footage, the
assemblage is cheap and amateurish (indeed, I’ve seen amateur
reconstructions that are far better). And the final product makes no
narrative sense as either a sequel or a standalone film.



The making-of goes into almost no detail at all about the production’s
complex history (if ever I wanted a warts-and-all doc, this would be
it), and the commentary by the original director and screenwriter
betrays the fact that they had virtually nothing to do with creating
the new version. As close to a blatant cash-grab as these things get.



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EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

  • American Gladiators (The Original Series): The Battle Begins
  • BBC Earth: Wild Pacific
  • Death Trance (DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack)
  • The Edge Of Love
  • Eldorado
  • Explicit Ills (Standard Edition)
  • Explicit Ills (Special Edition With Free Digital Copy)
  • For All Mankind (The Criterion Collection)
  • G.I. Joe A Real American Hero: Season 1.1
  • Grey Gardens (HBO)
  • The Haunting In Connecticut (One-Disc Theatrical Cut)
  • The Haunting In Connecticut (Two-Disc Unrated Cut)
  • Horsemen
  • Leverage: The Complete First Season
  • Mad Men: Season Two
  • National Geographic: Great White Odyssey
  • NBA: 2008-2009 Champions Los Angeles Lakers
  • Peyton Place, Pt. 2
  • REC
  • Shark Week: The Great Bites Collection (The Discovery Channel)
  • 6 Thugs
  • Sleepy Eyes Of Death: Collector’s Set, Vol. 1
  • The State: The Complete Series

    
BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

  • BBC Earth: Wild Pacific
  • Breaking News
  • Death Trance
  • The Edge Of Love
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon/Curse Of The Golden Flower/House Of Flying Daggers (Triple Feature)
  • Election
  • Election 2
  • Explicit Ills
  • For All Mankind (The Criterion Collection)
  • A Haunting: Twilight Of Evil
  • The Haunting In Connecticut
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Mad Men: Season Two
  • National Geographic: Great White Odyssey
  • NBA: 2008-2009 Champions Los Angeles Lakers
  • Shark Week: The Great Bites Collection (The Discovery Channel)
  • 6 Thugs
  • The Towering Inferno


SPEND YOUR MONEY!



NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE



A Haunting In Connecticut                        $26.99    $16.99   $22.99

Grey Gardens                                           $16.99

Shark Week                                             $19.99    $16.99

Mad Men Season 2                                  $32.99

$10 DVD Deals


Mamma Mia

I Am Legend

The Notebook

Tropic Thunder

BLU-RAY Sale

The Rock $14.99

Unbreakable $14.99

Kill Bill: Volume 1 $16.99

Kill Bill: Volume 2 $16.99

Gangs of New York $16.99

Deja Vu $16.99

National Treasure $19.99

No Country For Old Men $19.99

TV on DVD

Leverage: Season 1                               $27.99
G.I. Joe: Season 1.1                              $16.99


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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE


A Haunting In Connecticut                                  $24.99  16.99

A Haunting In Connecticut Two-Disc                 $22.99

Mad Men Season 2                                            $29.99

Van Wilder: Freshman Year: Unrated                 $14.99

Los Angeles Lakers 2008-2009 Champions       $19.99

ER Season 11                                                    $32.99

The State: The Complete Series                          $44.99

THIS WEEK’S DVD Deals



$9.99



Pineapple Express

Step Brothers

Superbad

The House Bunny

X3 The Last Stand

Underworld/Underworld Evolution




BLU-RAY Sale



$14.99


Donnie Brasco

Resident Evil

Dogma

Into The Blue

Run Lola Run

In The Line Of Fire

Hollow Man

A Knight’s Tale



$19.99


The International

The Uninvited

Role Models

Changeling

Milk

The Tale Of Desperaux
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix



$23.99


Gran Torino

Taken

Friday The 13th (2009)

Slumdog Millionaire

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2009)

12 Rounds

The Wrestler

Revolutionary Road

Pinocchio Combo Pack

Marley & Me Combo Pack

The Pink Panther 2

Bolt