THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 20th, 2009



TRANSFORMERS 2: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

Special Features

  • Production Diaries
  • Featurettes
  • Commentary
  • Webcam Based Augmented Reality
  • and more!


Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen is the Anti-Life Equation to a generation of film nerds trying to find greater meaning in Summer Cinema. Watching both sides praise and curse the film for killing cinema has provided most of my entertainment during those dog days. Now, I get to watch the same cats bemoan the Joe Plumbers and Betty Jo Six-Packs as they run out for the Tuesday door-buster deals. Wal-Mart is offering the IMAX version of the film on Blu-Ray. It’s a store exclusive. Best Buy is knocking a few dollars off the price for a few hours on Tuesday morning. Which store will get your self-respect, fanboys?



MONSOON WEDDING

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Short Films
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interviews
  • Commentary

Monsoon Wedding is why I can’t hate Mira Nair for dropping cinematic fecal logs such as Amelia or Vanity Fair. Nair has such an eye for little details that just doesn’t translate into her America work. Watching her play around with the India of her youth opens up such a wonderful cinematic experience. Family life is the same on every continent, as outside stress can make loved ones snap on each other at a moment’s notice. But, there is comedy to be had in the awkwardness of walking on eggshells around relatives.


IT’S GARRY SHANDLING’S SHOW: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Additional Scenes
  • Commerative Booklet
  • Commentary


It’s Garry Shandling’s Show: The Complete Series is the first time that the groundbreaking premium cable show has arrived on DVD. I’ve long felt that Shandling’s first television series surpassed anything he did later for HBO. Plus, it had one of the greatest theme songs in television history. Thrill to the many episodes guest-starring Tom Petty. Watch Gilda Radner’s last television appearance. Did you know that Joy Behar existed before The View? Well, you do now.

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
49. Nights of Cabiria
50. And The Ship Sails On
51. Brazil
52. Sanjuro
53. Yojimbo
54. For All Mankind
55. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
56. The 39 Steps
57. Charade
58. Peeping Tom
59. The Night Porter
60. Autumn Sonata
61. Monty Python’s The Life of Brian
62. The Passion of Joan of Arc
63. Carnival of Souls
64. The Third Man
65. Rushmore
66. The Orphic Trilogy
67. Blood of the Poet
68. Orpheus
69. Testament of Orpheus
70. The Last Temptation of Christ
71. The Magic Flute
72. Le Million
73. Cleo from 5 to 7
74. Vagabond
75. Chasing Amy
76. Brief Encounter

and so on and so on.



Post your Criterion reviews on the CHUD message board.


THIS WEEK’S DVD REVIEWS at CHUD

Nothing new


EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

  • Ah My Buddha, Vol. 5: The Five Bare Aggregates
  • L’Amour Braque aka Limpet Love
  • Black Adder (Remastered)
  • Black Adder II (Remastered)
  • Black Adder III: Black Adder The Third (Remastered)
  • Black Adder IV: Black Adder Goes Forth (Remastered)
  • Black Adder V: The Specials (Remastered)
  • Black Adder: The Ultimate Edition
  • Black Rain
  • Blassreiter: The Complete Series, Pt. 1
  • Bleach, Vol. 21
  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • Blood Ties
  • Blood+, Pt. 2
  • Bob Ross/The Joy Of Painting: Nine One-Hour Instuctional Guides
  • The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (With Bonus T-Shirt)
  • Capturing Reality: The Art Of Documentary
  • Champions Forever (The Definitive Edition)
  • Chef’s Special
  • Code Geass Lelouch Of The Rebellion: R2, Pt. 2 (Standard Edition)
  • Code Geass Lelouch Of The Rebellion: R2, Pt. 2 (Limited Edition)
  • Comic Party Revolution: The Complete Series
  • The Copper
  • Darn Good Westerns, Vol. 2
  • Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox
  • The Elephant King
  • Escaflowne: Complete Collection (Super Legends)
  • Fados
  • Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection Remastered
  • Hawaii Five-O: The Seventh Season
  • Homicide: Life On The Street – The Complete Series (Repackaged)
  • It’s Garry Shandling’s Show: The Complete Series
  • The L Word: Final Season
  • The Last Homecoming
  • Last Of The Living
  • The Listening Project
  • The Local
  • Love N’ Dancing
  • Monsoon Wedding (The Criterion Collection)
  • Naughty Co-Eds (Collector’s Edition)
  • NUMB3RS: The Fifth Season
  • 100 Feet
  • P
  • Pageant
  • Painful Secrets
  • Peanuts: 1970’s Collection, Vol. 1
  • Planes, Trains And Automobiles (“Those Aren’t Pillows!” Edition)
  • Plastic Man: The Complete Collection
  • The Private Lesson
  • Saber Rider And The Star Sheriffs: Complete Series
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best Of Amy Poehler
  • The Sex Is Crazy
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best Of Season Two
  • Something To Do With The Wall
  • Summer Storm
  • Teenage Dirtbag
  • Teenage Zombies (With Bonus T-Shirt)
  • They Killed Sister Dorothy
  • 30-Second Bunnies Theatre (Amazon.com Exclusive)
  • Top Chef: New York – The Complete Season Five
  • The Tournament
  • The Transformers: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary Matrix Of Leadership Edition)
  • Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (One-Disc Standard Edition)
  • Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (Two-Disc Special Edition)
  • Transformers: Two-Movie Mega Collection
  • 2012: Supernova
  • UFC 100: Lesnar Vs Mir
  • Vega$: The First Season, Vol. 1
  • Wicked Wife
  • Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead
  • WWE: Batista – I Walk Alone

BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

  • Blood: The Last Vampire
  • The Crew
  • Easy Rider
  • Escaflowne: The Movie
  • Ichi The Killer
  • Love N’ Dancing
  • Monsoon Wedding (The Criterion Collection)
  • 100 Feet
  • The Secret Of The Nutcracker
  • Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (Two-Disc Special Edition)
  • UFC 100: Lesnar Vs Mir
  • Waterworld
  • Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead

    
SPEND YOUR MONEY!



NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE


Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen               $14.99 $22.99 $25.99
The L Word: The Final Season                          $36.99
The L Word: The Complete Series                     $129.99


$10 DVD SALE

Hercules (1997)
The Dark Knight
Transformers (2007)
Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa


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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE





Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen   $15.99 $22.99 $24.99 $44.99

Wrong Turn 3                                         $17.99    $25.99

The L Word Final Season                        $39.99

Numbers: Season 5                                 $39.99

UFC 100                                                $12.99    $17.99

Iron Man Animated Volume 1                 $12.99    $16.99
Waterworld                                            $19.99

Transformers (2007)                               $9.99      $24.99



$9.99 Blu-Ray Sale


Reservoir Dogs

Swordfish

Gothika

Beerfest

Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2

Terminator 3

The Punisher

Chaos



$4.99 DVD Sale


Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
The Butterfly Effect

Hostel Part II

Van Helsing

Vacancy

The Dead Zone

Halloween H2O



$6.99 Halloween DVD Sale



The Shining

Beowulf

Disturbia

Cloverfield

Signs

Teeth

Shawn Of The Dead

Ghostbusters 1 and 2: Double Feature Edition



$12.99 Halloween Blu-Ray Sale


Halloween (1978)

Children Of The Corn  (1984)

Halloween (2007)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

Snakes On A Plane

Dead Calm