THE WEEK OF JULY 21st, 2009



WATCHMEN: DIRECTOR’S CUT

Special Features

  •  Digital Copy
  •  Director’s Cut
  •  Featurettes
  •  Video Journals
  •  Music Video


Watchmen comes to DVD
with an amazing release that will make you feel bad when the Ultimate Edition comes out around Christmas. But, Warner Brothers needs your money. They’re still trying to sew shut that Speed Racer sized hole in their wallet. If you pick this up on Tuesday, you’ll get to see some more scenes and different takes. Plus, you’ll get to see more detail as Ozymandias gets coated in Lee Iacocca’s brain matter.

The
DVD offers up a digital copy, plus a music video from My Chemical Romance. There’s plenty of featurettes to cover every detail of the production. How did Jackie Earle Haley keep his mask so white and inkblotchy? How did Malin Akerman feel about getting railed on Archie? Why did Zach Snyder feel the need to overextend the physical violence? All these questions and more will be answered. But, if you want the real answers…wait for the Ultimate Edition.




CORALINE

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes


Coraline is
a wonderful tale from the mind of Neil Gaiman. You’ll be familiar with Gaiman’s previous work. That is if you can wrestle it away from the clutches of the Gothic Lolitas that haunt the corridors of your local Barnes and Nobles. A clever tale about a clever girl learning that she might just have got more than she ever expected. If that wasn’t enough, there’s macabre stop-motion and dark scenes to entice any gloomy twelve year old.




PUSHING DAISIES: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

Special Features

  • Commentaries
  • Featurettes


Pushing Daisies is a special show that received the treatment that America shows special shows. It got cancelled, as ABC shuffled it around the Fall 2008 schedule. That’s not to say that the first season really knocked the ratings door down. It’s just that ABC didn’t really try to pair it with any other programs of a similar nature. But, what’s similar to a fairy tale about a piemaker fighting his deadly touch to be with the woman he loves.

Light-hearted fantasy rarely finds a proper venue anymore and I guess that I shouldn’t be surprised that it failed here. But, WB has brought the season together along with three unaired episodes for your viewing pleasure. Sure, they were aired in the summer…but, that doesn’t count. What does count are the excellent commentaries and the special final look at Ned and Chuck.

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)
4) Wiseguy Season 3 – Part I   (via Phil)



I’ve been working my way through the old Wiseguy series, and the
company that released the series put out four sets. The final set is
the first half of season 3; one episode has an inverted field problem,
so the entire episode strobes and flickers, from beginning to end. Two
episodes have the commentary embedded on the audio, with no option to
just watch the show. Then the company folded, never bothering to
release the second half of that season.



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EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

  • American Outrage
  • Ballerina
  • Bundy: A Legacy Of Evil
  • Charlie’s Angels: The Complete Fourth Season
  • Coraline (Single-Disc Standard Edition)
  • Coraline (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition)
  • Echelon Conspiracy
  • Frontline: The Madoff Affair (PBS)
  • The Great Buck Howard
  • The Human Rights Watch DVD Collection
  • Made In U.S.A. (The Criterion Collection)
  • Messengers 2: The Scarecrow
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Season One, Pt. 2
  • The New Twenty
  • Prison Break: The Final Break
  • Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second Season
  • Skeleton Crew
  • 2 Or 3 Things I Know About Her (The Criterion Collection)
  • Watchmen: Theatrical Cut (One-Disc Standard Edition)
  • Watchmen: Director’s Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
  • Wolverine And The X-Men: Deadly Enemies

     
BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

  • Casualties Of War
  • Coraline (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition)
  • Echelon Conspiracy
  • The Great Buck Howard
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry
  • Midnight Express
  • NOVA: The Incredible Journey Of The Butterflies
  • Prison Break: The Final Break
  • Pushing Daisies: The Complete Second Season
  • 300: The Complete Experience (Book Packaging)
  • Watchmen: Director’s Cut (Three-Disc Special Edition)
  • Watchmen: Director’s Cut (Amazon.com Exclusive Nite Owl Ship Packaging)

 
SPEND YOUR MONEY!



NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE



Watchmen: Director’s Cut   $15.99    $22.99   $25.99

Coraline                              $15.99   $22.99   $25.99

Robot Chicken Star Wars: Episode II    $9.98

$7.50 DVD Deals


The Bourne Supremacy

Dirty Dancing (Ultimate Edition)

The Golden Compass

Titanic 10th Anniversary Edition

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
The Punisher   $9.99

Reservoir Dogs  $9.99

Stargate    $9.99

Total Recall   $9.99
16 Blocks  $11.99

Beetlejuice  $11.99

Blow     $11.99

Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride  $11.99


TV on DVD


Gossip Girl: Season 1           $18.99

One Tree Hill: Seasons 1-5   $18.99

Dexter: Season 1                 $19.99

The Tudors: Season 1          $19.99

24: Season 7                       $24.99

House: Seasons 1-4             $24.99

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 4   $29.99

Lost: Season 4                     $29.99


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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE



Watchmen  $14.99 $22.99 $24.99

Watchmen: Director’s Cut   $29.99   $34.99

Coraline $16.99  $25.99

300: The Complete Experience  $29.99

Tales Of The Black Freighter $14.99
Watchmen Motion Comic     $14.99

Robot Chicken Star Wars: Episode II  $12.99

Stargate SG1: Children Of The Gods Final Cut  $19.99

Prison Break: The Final Break     $19.99   $24.99

GI Joe Season 1.1   $19.99

Pushing Daisies Season 2   $26.99    $36.99

Monk Season 7  $36.99

Psych Season 3  $36.99



TV on DVD


24 Season 7   $34.99

Stargate Atlantis Season 5  $34.99

Prison Break Season 4  $34.99

Burn Notice Season 2  $34.99

The Shield Season 7  $44.99

Family Guy Volume 7  $29.99