THE WEEK OF AUGUST 18th, 2009



THE SIMPSONS: THE TWELFTH SEASON

Special Features

  • Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Animatics
  • Storyboards
  • and Easter Eggs


The Simpsons comes to DVD
with its twelfth season. The DVD sports the usual fanfare that is afforded to Simpsons seasons. I guess that’s why we’re going to be in the year 2020, before the DVD releases catch up to the series. Oh well, it’s the same issue that has landed on Gunsmoke‘s shoulders. But, at least we get full season releases from FOX and not this split-season volume shit.

This season sports such adventures as the Simpsons’ Trilogy of Error. Homer and Ned take the gang to Praiseland, while a Hobo shares Tall-Tales with America’s favorite animated family. Guest spots are abound from the likes of Stephen King, Drew Barrymore, Amy Tan and others. If you’ve already bought the other seasons, don’t draw a line in the sand. This really isn’t the worst season ever.




SONS OF ANARCHY: SEASON ONE

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentaries


Sons of Anarchy is such an odd show. Taking cues from The Sopranos, The Shield and Hamlet, showrunner Kurt Sutter has fashioned a piecemeal take on the corruption of American tradition. Also, it sports Hellboy screwing over the British kid from Undeclared. It takes about five or six episodes before the show finds its footing, but I recommend that all newcomers take a shot on the Season 1 DVD. I hardly ever get to recommend new shows to people, hopefully you’ll take the plunge here.


LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (2009)

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Both Cuts of the Film
  • Featurette


The Last House on the Left really didn’t need to be remade. But, you can say that about most horror remakes. What bugged me about this iteration was how much of the point they missed. There seemed to be an active attempt to declaw this version, but they still ended up with a rather graphic rape scene. Plus, if you’re a fan of Garfunkel & Oates…the blone chick is in this. If you don’t dig on that, then you can stick around and watch Tony Goldwyn freak out. The longer cut of the film is barely different than the theatrical cut. Just a minute or two more of the violence.


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
41. Henry V
42. Fishing with John
43. Lord of the Flies
44. The Red Shoes
45. A Taste of Cherry
46. The Most Dangerous Game

and so on and so on.



Post your Criterion reviews on the CHUD message board.


EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

  • Angry Monk: Reflections On Tibet
  • Dexter: The Third Season
  • Dexter: Seasons 1-3 Bundle
  • The Diary Of A Nobody
  • Everybody Hates Chris: The Complete Series Value Pack
  • The Fighter
  • The 5 Deadly Venoms
  • The Golden Boys
  • Hannah Montana: The Movie (One-Disc Standard Edition)
  • Hannah Montana: The Movie (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)
  • Hardbodies Collection: Hardbodies/Hardbodies 2
  • The Helen West Casebook
  • Husbands
  • Icons Of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection
  • Julia (2008)
  • Just For Laughs: Over The Edge
  • The Last House On The Left (2009)
  • The Last Starfighter (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • Sicario: Ejecucion De Mando
  • Simon And Simon: Season Three
  • The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season (Standard Packaging)
  • The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season (Limited Edition Comic Book Guy Head Packaging)
  • Sons Of Anarchy: Season One
  • Spring Break
  • Surveillance
  • TV Classic Westerns
  • Tyson

      
BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

  • Dexter: The Third Season
  • Dexter: Seasons 1-3 Bundle
  • The Fighter
  • Go
  • Hannah Montana: The Movie (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Three-Disc Deluxe Edition Combo Pack)
  • Kagemusha (The Criterion Collection)
  • The Last House On The Left (2009)
  • The Last Starfighter (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • Playtime (The Criterion Collection)
  • Sicario: Ejecucion De Mando
  • Sons Of Anarchy: Season One
  • Surveillance
  • Tyson

   
SPEND YOUR MONEY!



NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE

Hannah Montana: The Movie (DVD/BR Combo Pack)    $26.99

Dexter: Season 3                            $26.99  $36.99

The Simpsons: Season 12                $29.99

Greek: Season 3                              $29.99

Pete’s Dragon: High Flying Edition      $17.99

Sons of Anarchy Season 1               $34.99   $44.99

Last House on the Left: Unrated         $19.99   $26.99



$12.99 TV on DVD


Family Guy: Volume 2

Arrested Development: Seasons 1-3

The Simpsons: Season 5

How I Met Your Mother: Seasons 1 – 2

That 70’s Show: Season 7

Angel: Season 5

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7



$18.99 TV on DVD


Gossip Girl: Season 1

Moonlight: The Complete Series

Nip/Tuck: Season 5

Smallville: Season 7

Entourage: Seasons 1-5

Eastbound and Down: Season 1

24: Seasons 1-6



$4.75 DVD


Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure / Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey 2-pack

Spaceballs

A Knight’s Tale

Drumline



$10 DVD


The Big Lebowski: Special Edition

Grease: Special Edition

The Mummy

Definitely, Maybe



$24.99 Blu-Ray


Fast and the Furious (2009)

Watchmen

Coraline

Knowing

Push

Friday the 13th: Killer Cut (2009)

Haunting in Connecticut

Gran Torino



$19.99 Blu-Ray


The Fast and the Furious

2 Fast 2 Furious

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift



$14.99 DVDs


Bride Wars

Slumdog Millionaire

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Marley and Me

The Soloist

Haunting in Connecticut

Valkyrie

Taken




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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE

Hannah Montana: The Movie                   $15.99    $24.99

Last House on Left (2009)                  
$16.99    $25.99

Pete’s Dragon: High Flying Edition          $19.99

Dexter: Season Three                         $24.99    $39.99

Season 1, 2 – $16.99 each

The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season   $28.99

The Simpsons: Season 1-5  $11.99

The Simpsons: Season 6-11  $19.99

Sons of Anarchy: Season 1  
$29.99    $39.99

Gossip Girl: Season 1  $19.99

Gossip Girl: Season 2  $35.99





TV ON BLU-RAY SALE


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – Season 1    $22.99

Smallville: The Complete Seventh Season   $32.99

True Blood: The Complete First Season   $39.99

Lost: Season 4   $39.99

Dollhouse: Season 1  $44.99




I Love You, Man                         $14.99    $24.99

Knowing                                   
$14.99    $24.99
The Day The Earth Stood Still      
$14.99    $24.99

Push                                       
$14.99    $24.99

The International                      
$14.99    $24.99

Bride Wars                               
$14.99    $24.99

The Soloist                              
$14.99    $24.99   

Notorious                                
$14.99    $24.99

Slumdog Millionaire                    
$14.99    $24.99

Valkyrie                                  
$14.99    $24.99