THE WEEK OF AUGUST 11th, 2009



17 AGAIN

Special Features

  • Nothing


17 Again comes to DVD
with nothing. The Blu-Ray gets some featurettes and immense video quality. But, the DVD gets nothing as news of Warner Brothers’ Blu-Ray push comes out. That’s a story for another time, but I’ll give you a little preview. Forced moratoriums on older titles to promote Blu-Ray alternatives.

Back to Zac Efron’s ability to surprise me. Efron holds his weight against Thomas Lennon and Leslie Mann. Sure, that doesn’t seem that hard. But, a lesser actor would’ve fallen into the same body-switch traps that plagued the other Freaky Friday clones. It’s entertaining, but not great. Still, it’s the kind of goofy film that Brad Pitt would’ve found himself in almost twenty years ago. Well, Pitt did shit like Johnny Suede and Cool World. If Warner Brothers feels like grabbing another pull-quote, I’ve got one for them. 17 Again is better than Cool World.




I LOVE YOU, MAN

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Extended / Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Commentary


I Love You, Man is a predictable comedy that Viacom was probably expecting to make more cash than it did. Still, it’s a giant pile of predictable comedy shit that Paul Rudd and Jason Segel shouldn’t have had to wade through. Another thing that troubled me was seeing how Geddy Lee is starting to look like a transgendered Ozzy Osbourne impersonator. Screw this film for ruining my illusions about Rush. Also, the stuff with Lou Ferrigno was forced and they didn’t give the man the chance to really blossom. J. Jonah Jameson and the Weekend Update anchor were fun, though.


GIGANTIC

Special Features

  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes
  • Trailer
  • Still Gallery


Gigantic is yet another indie showcase for the awesomeness that is Zooey Deschanel. Paul Dano is the lead, but his maitress salesman character plays second fiddle to Harriett. Zooey Deschanel plays the same free-spirited role that she’s seemingly becoming typecasted in, but she holds her own against the likes of Asner, Dano and Goodman. The subplot about adopting a Chinese baby is forced, but the movie works around it.


OBSESSIVE DVD NERDS, I BESEECH YOU!

The
Chewer
Nation has been having fun with the little monthly challenges I’ve
thrown down. I’ve got a new one that just might take us through the end
of 2009. What I want us all to do is to review The Criterion
Collection. But, there’s a catch. The number of words you can use will
be determined by the spine number.

Due to length, click on the titles to access the spine specific reviews.

1. Grand Illusion
2. The Seven Samurai
3. The Lady Vanishes
4. Amarcord
5. The 400 Blows
6. Beauty and the Beast

7. A Night to Remember

8.
The Killer

9.
Hard Boiled
10. Walkabout

11. The Seventh Seal
12. This is Spinal Tap
13. The Silence Of The Lambs
14. Samurai I: Mushashi Miyamoto
15. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
16. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
17. Salo or The 120 Days of Sodom
18. The Naked Kiss
19. Shock Corridor
20. Sid & Nancy
21. Dead Ringers
22. Summertime
23. Robocop
24. High and Low
25. Alphaville
26. The Long Good Friday
27. Flesh for Frankenstein
28. Blood for Dracula
29. Picnic at Hanging Rock

30. M

31. Great Expectations
32. Oliver Twist
33. Nanook of the North
34. Andrei Rublev
35. Diabolique
36. The Wages of Fear
37. Time Bandits
38. Branded to Kill
39. Tokyo Drifter
40. Armageddon

and so on and so on.



Post your Criterion reviews on the CHUD message board.


EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

  • Alien Trespass
  • Animal Planet: Borneo’s Pygmy Elephants
  • Are You Being Served?: The Complete Collection
  • The Class
  • Designing Women: The Complete Second Season
  • Donkey X
  • Gigantic
  • Gomorrah
  • Gooby
  • The Good Times Kid
  • I Love You, Man
  • Lonely Street
  • National Geographic: Sea Monsters – A Prehistoric Adventure In 3D
  • PBS Frontline: Breaking The Bank
  • Road Trip: Beer Pong (Standard Edition)
  • Road Trip: Beer Pong (Unrated Edition)
  • 17 Again
  • Weekend Murders
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

     
BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

  • About Last Night …
  • Alien Trespass
  • Animal Planet: Borneo’s Pygmy Elephants
  • Animal Planet: A Kingdom For The Dzanga Gorillas
  • Bad Boy Bubby
  • Blue Thunder
  • Chaos
  • The Class
  • Cutthroat Island
  • Donkey X
  • Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid: The Complete Series
  • I Love You, Man
  • Ichi The Killer
  • National Geographic: Sea Monsters – A Prehistoric Adventure In 3D
  • The Ninth Gate
  • Replicant
  • St. Elmo’s Fire
  • See No Evil
  • 17 Again
  • Starman
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

  
SPEND YOUR MONEY!



NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE

17 Again                                                           $15.99     $25.99

I Love You, Man                                              $15.99     $25.99

90210: Season 1                                              $32.99

The Art Of War III                                           $19.99
Star Trek Motion Picture Trilogy                       $19.99



$7.50 DVDs

The Goonies

Gremlins

Batman Begins

Charlotte’s Web

Step Up

Akeelah and The Bee

Hellboy

Dirty Dancing

TV on DVD



Sex & The City Season 1 – Season 6  $13.99

Friends Season 1 – Season 10  $15.99

Weeds Season 1 – Season 4  $18.99

The Tudors Season 1 – Season 2  $19.99

Californication Season 1  $19.99

Family Guy Volume 7  $19.99

Burn Notice Season 2  $24.99

BLU-RAY Sale (Buy 1 Get 1 Free)

Casino Royale

Seven Pounds

The Da Vinci Code

Pineapple Express

Paul Blart Mall Cop



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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE

17 Again                                                           $15.99   $25.99
I Love You, Man                                              $15.99   $25.99

Super Friends: The Lost Episodes                     $17.99 
Road Trip: Beer Pong – Unrated                       $17.99
Art of War III                                                   $17.99

The Class                                                          $17.99
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Quadrilogy          $24.99  $54.99
90210: Season 1                                               $32.99



$14.99 DVDs


Gran Torino

The International

A Haunting In Connecticut

Friday The 13th (2009): Killer Cut

Confessions Of A Shopaholic

Madea Goes To Jail

BLU-RAY sale

$9.99

16 Blocks

The Corpse Bride

Blow

Any Given Sunday



$12.99


Terminator 2

Crank

U-571

Casino

American Gangster

40 Year Old Virgin

Swordfish

Shoot Em Up

Hellraiser

Devil Wears Prada

First Blood

Collateral Damage

Jarhead

28 Days Later



$14.99


Batman Begins

The Uninvited

Star Wars Clone Wars

10,000 BC

21

The Rock

Across The Universe

Underworld Evolution