THE WEEK OF AUGUST 25th, 2009



ADVENTURELAND

Special Features

  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Music Picture Selection


Adventureland is one of those films that dangerously treads on the John Hughes’ filmography. Any work that dares to compare itself to the recently sainted* filmmaker always meets with a degree of trouble. Such comparisons wouldn’t serve director Greg Mottola’s attempts at putting what must be an autobiographical tale on film.

Those concerned with nostalgia wouldn’t tread into relationships, Husker Du and concerns over post-collegiate plans. Musical throwbacks such as Falco are treated with the disdain that they deserve. Plus, you’ve got Lisa P. and her sweet dance moves. Pick up the 2-disc DVD or the Blu-Ray to check out slightly more special features than what’s listed above.

*Some jerkass on Twitter. 




SCRUBS: THE COMPLETE EIGHTH SEASON

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Webisodes


Scrubs is a show that has been spared the warm embrace of the small screen grave for far too long. When ABC granted it a reprieve and got it to a place where they could wrap the show up. They decided to push it a little longer and with select cast members coming back for a Season 9. Pick up this season to see Kate Micucci guest-starring and Neil Flynn attempt to save the last shreds of humor from jokes that went stale awhile ago.


BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD – VOLUME 1

Special Features

  • Nothing


Batman: The Brave and the Bold Volume 1
reminds me of why I feel a distance from the modern comic fandom. DC Animated and Warner Brothers takes a chance on a Silver Age throwback Batman when all instincts should tell them to pimp out a Nolan style adventure. Plus, they’re digging up such random interpretations of classic characters and the various B,C,D and Z-List creations in the DCU. This should be catnip for the people that could name all the different Blue Beetles in reverse order. Yet, it gets treated like a kiddie show that people should pass up. Honestly, that’s not the case and I believe that WB could’ve done a better job than to release a quickie DVD with four episodes on there.

Embracing a slightly warmer approach to classic DC is a welcome change. I just wish that the powers that be could make the dark and gritty folk realize there’s a place for Bat-Mite and his ilk. Oh well, they can just go back to playing Arkham Asylum.


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
47. Insomnia
48. Black Orpheus


and so on and so on.



Post your Criterion reviews on the CHUD message board.


EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

  • Adventureland
  • The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1950s): The Complete Fourth Season
  • The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1950s): The Complete Series
  • American Son
  • Babes In The Woods
  • Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Vol. 1
  • Battles B.C.: The Complete Season One
  • Behind The Wall
  • Billy Jack: The Complete Collection
  • Boot Camp
  • British Cinema Comedy Collection (Renown Pictures)
  • Burning The Future: Coal In America
  • Californication: The Second Season
  • Corner Gas: Season Five
  • Devil May Cry: The Animated Series
  • Diaries, Notes And Sketches aka Walden
  • Dora And Diego Celebrate Halloween! (Two-Pack)
  • Dungeons And Dragons: The Beginning (First 9 Episodes)
  • Dungeons And Dragons: The Animated Series (Complete)
  • Duplicity
  • Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir (The Criterion Collection)
  • Exploitation Cinema: Deliver Us From Evil/Fox Affair
  • Eyewash 3
  • Fighting
  • Fireman Sam: Help Is Here!
  • The Flag Of Iron (The Shaw Brothers Kung-Fu Collection)
  • For Fun
  • Frayed
  • Goodbye Solo
  • Google Me
  • Gorehouse Greats Collection
  • Gradiva
  • Green Street Hooligans 2
  • Here’s Lucy: Season One
  • The History Channel: Ancient China – Masters Of The Wind And Waves
  • The History Channel: Ancient Egypt – Modern Medicine
  • The History Channel: The Ancient Maya – Tools Of Astronomy
  • The History Channel: Ancient Mystery Moves
  • The History Channel: Art Of War
  • The History Channel: Combat Garage – M4 Sherman
  • The History Channel: Cults – Dangerous Devotion
  • The History Channel: Da Vinci And The Handgun
  • The History Channel: Earth’s Black Hole
  • The History Channel: Godspeed To Jamestown
  • The History Channel: Haunted Histories Collection, Vol. 4
  • The History Channel: How Bruce Lee Changed The World
  • The History Channel: It Came From Outer Space
  • The History Channel: JFK And The Crisis Crusader
  • The History Channel: Military Combat Megaset
  • The History Channel: Monte Cassino
  • The History Channel: The Private Voice Of Hitler
  • The History Channel: Really Big Bridges
  • The History Channel: 70s Tech
  • The History Channel: The Spear Of Christ
  • The History Channel: Sub Salvage
  • The History Channel: Truck Stops
  • The History Channel: USS Constellation – Battling For Freedom
  • The History Channel: Wine
  • The History Channel: The World’s Strongest
  • House, M.D.: Season Five
  • How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (Deluxe Edition)
  • The Informers
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (The Criterion Collection)
  • The Last Days Of Disco (The Criterion Collection)
  • The Lee Strobel 3-Disc Film Collection
  • Life: Season Two
  • Life Is Hot In Cracktown (Theatrical Version)
  • Life Is Hot In Cracktown (Original Director’s Cut)
  • Lie To Me: Season One
  • Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up: Season Three
  • Merlin And The Book Of Beasts
  • Mistral’s Daughter
  • MLB: Yankeeography – The Captains Collection
  • Mushi-Shi: The Movie
  • My Sweet Killer
  • Naruto Uncut Box Set, Vol. 15
  • NCIS: The Sixth Season
  • New Tricks: Season One
  • Newcastle
  • NFL: New York Giants – 10 Greatest Games
  • NFL: San Francisco 49ers – 5 Greatest Games/Super Bowl Victories
  • Nights And Weekends
  • One Piece: Season Two, Second Voyage
  • One Tree Hill: The Complete Sixth Season
  • Onechanbara
  • Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong (DVD/CD Set)
  • Pokemon: DP Battle Dimension, Vol. 2
  • Pumpkin Scissors: The Complete Series
  • Radio Patrol
  • Raymundo: The Revolutionary Filmmaker’s Struggle
  • Rudo Y Cursi
  • Samantha Who?: The Complete Second Season
  • Screw Balls
  • Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season
  • Sick Girl
  • The Silence
  • Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season
  • Stunt Rock
  • The Suite Life On Deck
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • thirtysomething: The Complete First Season
  • Trouble The Water
  • Twilight (Ultimate Collector’s Set)
  • A Walk In The Sun
  • Wanted Dead Or Alive: Season One
  • Wanted Dead Or Alive: Complete Series
  • Water Life: The Complete Series
  • Welcome To The NHK: The Complete Series
  • Wiseguy: The Complete First Season
  • Wreckreation Nation With Dave Mordal: Season One
  • WWE: Night Of Champions 2009
  • WWE: The Rise And Fall Of WCW
  • WWII Double Feature: Jungle Patrol/The Silent Raiders

      
BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

  • Adventureland
  • Children Of The Corn (25th Anniversary Edition)
  • Devil May Cry: The Animated Series
  • Duplicity
  • Fighting
  • Google Me
  • How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (Deluxe Edition)
  • The Informers
  • Lie To Me: Season One
  • Rudo Y Cursi
  • Screw Balls
  • Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season
  • Sunshine Cleaning
  • Water Life: The Big Blue
  • Water Life: Planet Water
  • Water Life: Water’s Journey
  • Water Life: The Complete Series

    
SPEND YOUR MONEY!



NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE



Duplicity   $16.99   $24.99

Smallville: Season 8  $37.99   $54.99

House: Season 5 $37.99

Sunshine Cleaning  $16.99  $25.99

Adventureland  $17.99  $27.99

Fighting (Unrated)  $16.99  $25.99

One Tree Hill Season 6 $37.99

Scrubs Season 8 $29.99

NCIS Season 6 $39.99

Samantha Who? Season 2 $26.99

Lie To Me Season 1  $34.99    $39.99



$7.50 DVDs


Babe

Pursuit Of Happyness

Remember The Titans

The Golden Compass

Old School



$10 DVDs


Curious George

Burn After Reading

300

Bangkok Dangerous



$22.99 Blu-Ray


Quantum Of Solace

Taken

The Day The Earth Stood Still  (2008)

Valkyrie

Slumdog Millionaire

Notorious

Marley & Me

Bride Wars



$14.99 Blu-Ray


The Boondock Saints

Patton

Kingdom Of Heaven

Donnie Darko



TV On DVD



Alias Seasons 1-5 $12.99

Golden Girls Seasons 1-7 $8.99

I Love Lucy Season 1 & 2 2-pack $14.99

Everybody Loves Raymond 
Season 1 & 2 2-pack $14.99

Angel
Season 3 & 4 2-pack $14.99

Get Smart 
Season 1 & 2 2-pack $14.99

JAG
Season 1 & 2 2-pack $14.99

South Park
Season 1 & 2 2-pack $18.99

That 70’s Show
Season 3 & 4 2-pack $18.99

Big Bang Theory Season 1 $14.99

Big Love Season 1 or 2 $18.99

One Tree Hill Seasons 1-5 $18.99

Wild America Seasons 1-6 $18.99



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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE


Fighting                                                $15.99   $24.99
Duplicity                                      $15.99   $25.99

Adventureland                             $16.99   $26.99

Sunshine Cleaning                        $17.99   $29.99

The Rise and Fall of the WCW         $17.99   $22.99


EARLY BEST BUY BLU-RAY RELEASES $19.99

  • Hot Fuzz
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Grace



$9.99  Blu-Ray

  • Omega Man
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Mask
  • Unforgiven

$14.99 Blu-Ray

  • Chronicles of Riddick
  • King Kong (2005)
  • Pitch Black

$6.99 DVDs

  • The Devil’s Rejects
  • An American Haunting



Sesame Street DVDs  $7.99

  • Best of Elmo
  • Bedtime with Elmo
  • Elmo’s World: Pets



Smallville Season Eight  $34.99   $49.99

Lie to Me Season One    $32.99   $44.99

Californication Season Two    $24.99

House Season Five    $34.99

One Tree Hill Season Six    $36.99

Thirtysomething Season One   $39.99

NCIS Season Six    $39.99

Scrubs Season Eight   $25.99

Life Season Two   $39.99

Samantha Who? Season Two   $29.99

The Suite Life on Deck: Anchors Away   $12.99

Sonny with a Chance: Sonny’s Big Break  $12.99


TV on DVD   $19.99

  • Two and a Half Men Seasons 1-5
  • Scrubs Seasons 1-7
  • The Simpsons: The Complete Seasons 1-11
  • Supernatural Seasons 1-3
  • One Tree Hill Seasons 1-5


TV on DVD  $29.99

  • Smallville Seasons 1-7
  • House Seasons 1-4

TV on DVD $16.99

  • Dexter Seasons 1-2