THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 27th, 2009



BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE PLAN

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Commentary


Battlestar Galactica: The Plan is an interesting take on the origins of the recent Battlestar Galactica relaunch. You get to see the destruction of the colonies in the first 15 minutes. Then, jack shit happens for the rest of the picture. Cylons don’t do well when they’re trying to spit out too much dialogue in such a short amount of time. Losing the sustained edge of Caprica, makes you wonder what went wrong here. But, it’s world-building material that will sustain fan imagination.



Z

Special Features

  • Commentary
  • Interviews
  • Trailers
  • and more!

Z is Costas-Gavras’s masterpiece. Showing such flair towards capturing the true nature of conspiracy on camera is near impossible. But, you learn to feel Jean-Louis Trintignant’s disgust and despair towards his government. The clever cinematography opens up new angles, as we see a real world view of political violence. Anything can happen in Gavras’s Greece and we’re caught on the sidelines watching it. The transfer on this Criterion disc is a marked improvement over the previous DVD release.


BLACK DEVIL DOLL

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Commentaries
  • Trailers
  • and more!


Black Devil Doll is the cult film to beat this year. A young lady accidentally uses a Ouija board to raise a slain Black militant from the dead. The resurrected soul possesses a ventriloquist’s dummy and the murder spree begins. Mubia is one of the greatest killer dolls to ever grace the silver screen. Hopefully, you can find room in your Halloween film schedule to watch him stick to the man…and a lot of white chicks.

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
77. And God Created Woman
78. The Bank Dick
79. W.C. Fields – Six Short Films
80. The Element of Crime


and so on and so on.



Post your Criterion reviews on the CHUD message board.


EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S AVAILABLE ON DVD

  • The Achievers: The Story Of Lebowski Fans
  • Adult Swim: In A Box
  • Afterwards
  • Angel And The Badman
  • The Asphyx
  • The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Vol. 1
  • Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
  • Blood, Sweat And Gears: Racing Clean To The Tour De France
  • Born Of Fire
  • Breaking Nikki
  • The Butcher
  • Claymore: The Complete Series
  • Criminal Ways
  • Death In The Garden
  • Death Note: Relight 2 – L’s Successors
  • Different Cinema, Vol. 3
  • Il Divo
  • Django Shoots First
  • Dr. G: Medical Examiner – Season One
  • Election Day
  • Evil Face
  • Family Scandal
  • Fear(s) Of The Dark
  • For Sale By Owner
  • 42nd Street Forever, Vol. 5: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • From The Orient With Fury
  • Gatling Gun
  • Genshiken 2, Vol. 2
  • Graveyard Disturbance
  • The Guardian: The First Season
  • Hanna D: The Girl From Vondel Park
  • The History Channel: The American Civil War
  • The History Channel: Ax Men – The Complete Season One (Reissue In Standard Packaging)
  • The History Channel: Battle 360 – The Complete Season One
  • The History Channel: The Civil War
  • The History Channel: Dogfights – The Complete Series
  • The History Channel: The History Of Christianity
  • The History Channel: Life After People – The Complete Season One
  • The History Channel: Patton 360 – The Complete Season One
  • The History Channel: Tougher In Alaska – The Complete Season One
  • The History Channel: UFO Hunters – The Complete Season One (Reissue In Standard Packaging)
  • The History Channel: Vessels Of War
  • The History Channel: The Wild West
  • The History Channel: The World At War
  • The History Channel: World War II 360
  • The History Channel: The World Wars – The Complete History Of WWI And WWII
  • Hustle And Fish
  • I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle
  • I Can See You (Kino)
  • Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs
  • Into Temptation
  • Lioness
  • Loose Change: 2nd Edition
  • Lovecraft: Fear Of The Unknown
  • Malachi Farrell At Work: The Making Of La Gegene
  • The Man From Oklahoma
  • Mannix: The Third Season
  • Mannix: 3 Season Value Pack
  • Medicine For Melancholy
  • Messiah Of Evil: The Second Coming (35th Anniversary Special Edition)
  • The Military Channel: Arsenal Of Assault
  • Monthy Python: Almost The Truth
  • Monty Python: The Best Of (40th Anniversary Edition)
  • Monty Python: The Other British Invasion
  • Naruto: Shippuden, Vol. 2
  • NASCAR: Together – The Hendrick Motorsports Story
  • Nice Bombs: My Journey Back To Iraq
  • Night Of Death!
  • Night Of The Creeps
  • Nothing Like The Holidays
  • On The Road With Charles Kuralt, Set 1
  • Orphan
  • Pandemic
  • PBS: Visions Of Europe
  • Perestroika
  • The Prisoner: The Complete Series
  • The Pyramid Code
  • The Samuel Fuller Collection (The Collector’s Choice)
  • Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960s, Vol. 2
  • Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s, Vol. 2
  • Sauna
  • Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom/Chicka Chicka 1-2-3
  • Shonen Onmyouji: The Complete Series
  • Slumber Party ’57
  • Stan Helsing
  • Strawberries Need Rain
  • Tales From The Darkside: The Second Season
  • Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure
  • Trial And Retribution, Set 3
  • Twilight (Single Disc Edition)
  • Welcome To Nollywood
  • What’s Your Sign?
  • Whatever Works
  • X-Cross
  • Yayoi Kusama: I Love Me
  • Z (The Criterion Collection


BLU-RAY: THE DISC THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN

  • Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
  • The Beast Stalker
  • Il Divo
  • The History Channel: Expedition Africa
  • Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)
  • Ice Age Triple Pack: Ice Age/The Meltdown/Dawn Of The Dinosaurs
  • If You Are The One
  • The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue
  • Look For A Star
  • Lovecraft: Fear Of The Unknown
  • Monthy Python: Almost The Truth
  • NASCAR: Together – The Hendrick Motorsports Story
  • Night Of The Creeps
  • Nothing Like The Holidays
  • Orphan
  • The Prisoner: The Complete Series
  • Stan Helsing
  • Stargate (15th Anniversary Edition)
  • Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)
  • Whatever Works

    
SPEND YOUR MONEY!



NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE


Orphan                                                   $16.99    $25.99

Home for the Holidays                            $16.99

Whatever Works                                    $19.99

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs              $15.99  $22.99  $24.99

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan                  $17.99   $25.99

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure            $15.99   $24.99


$10 DVD SALE

Ice Age
Ice Age: The Meltdown
The Secret Life of the Bees
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans


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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE





Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen   $14.99 $19.99 $24.99

Orphan                                                    $17.99    $25.99

Home for the Holidays                            $14.99

Whatever Works                                    $17.99    $26.99

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs              $14.99  $22.99  $24.99

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan                  $16.99    $26.99
Twilight                                                   $17.99

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure            $15.99      $25.99



$18.99 Blu-Ray Sale


Ice Age
Ice Age: The Meltdown

All Blu-Rays are also 30% off.



$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



Kiddie Halloween DVD Sale



It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown                   $14.99

Monster House                                                     $9.99
Hocus Pocus                                                         $9.99
Goosebumps


$24.99 Halloween Blu-Ray Sale


Friday the 13th (2009)
The Last House on the Left (2009)
The Uninvited
The Haunting in Connecticut