THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3rd, 2009



THE CLONE WARS: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Commentary


The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One is the best answer to the whiny Lucas fanboys. You’re getting all the shit that you didn’t get in the films. But, you get to watch it every week. Sadly, you’ve got to explain to friends and co-workers why you have appointment television sessions with a Cartoon Network series. That usually comes after explaining away the Tauntaun sleeping bag. Still, it’s a decent series and has several fun outings that make you forget about long conversations regarding sand.



G.I. JOE – THE RISE OF COBRA

Special Features

  • Commentary
  • Featurettes

G.I. Joe – The Rise of Cobra is a piece of garbage. But, it’s an expected piece of garbage. If you’re of a certain age and you believe that a toy line can be made into a well-crafted film…life passed you by. If you desperately want to dig and find some camp value in the failed acting of Channing Tatum…life passed you by. If you want to pick this movie up on the cheap, head over to Wal-Mart on Tuesday.


THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 (2009)

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Commentaries


The Taking of Pelham 123 is such a letdown. Most remakes tend to think that they have something to prove and they want to broadly repair material that isn’t broken. I can’t completely write the film off, since Tony Scott and Denzel Washington are a power coupling that can make a lot out of lesser material. The failure of the film falls squarely on the shoulders of John Travolta. The man possesses such glamour mugging that it’s hard to believe in the story anymore. You forget plot, you forget character development and you forget why you’re watching the movie. All you see is the same jackass that ruined Lucky Numbers. It’s a shame, really. You cut Travolta out of the picture and you’ve got a decent crime flick.

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
81. Variety Lights
82. Hamlet
83. The Harder They Come
84. Good Morning 
85. Pygmalion
86. Eisenstein Box Set – The Sound Years

and so on and so on.



Post your Criterion reviews on the CHUD message board.


EVERYTHING THAT MATTERS THIS WEEK


  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra



    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3



    Aliens in the Attic



    I Love You, Beth Cooper



    The Answer Man



    Food, Inc.



    Walt Disney Treasures: Zorro
    - The Complete First Season




    Walt Disney Treasures: Zorro
    - The Complete First Season




    Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut



    North by Northwest:
    50th Anniversary Edition




    Say Anything: 20th Anniversary Edition



    It’s a Wonderful Life



    Mission: Impossible: The Final Season



    Fraggle Rock:
    The Complete Final Season




    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    - The Complete Season One




    Spin City: Season 3



    Ruby-Spears Superman: Complete Series



    G.I. Joe: Season 1.2



    Mickey’s Magical Christmas:
    Snowed in at the House of Mouse




    Fraggle Rock: A Merry Fraggle Holiday



    Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome, America:
    A Final Night with George W. Bush




    TCM Greatest Films Collection:
    Hitchcock Thrillers




    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation:
    Ultimate Collector’s Edition




    March of the Penguins:
    Limited Edition Giftset




    White Christmas: Anniversary Edition


    
SPEND YOUR MONEY!



NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 17.99  26.99

Aliens in the Attic  17.99 25.99

I Love You Beth Cooper  16.99  25.99

Clone Wars Season One  29.99 

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)  15.99  26.99

G.I. Joe Rise of the Cobra    15.99  24.99

Mickey’s Christmas Carol 16.99
Transformers: The Movie Collection    $44.99

Forrest Gump $19.99  22.99

$12.99 TV ON DVD SALE

The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season
Arrested Development: Seasons 1-3
Family Guy: Volumes 1-7
24: Seasons 1-7

$14.99 TV ON DVD SALE

Full House: Seasons 1 and 2
Everybody Loves Raymond: Seasons 3 and 4
MASH: Seasons 1 and 2

$18.99 TV ON DVD SALE

Californication: Season 2
Scrubs: Seasons 1 and 2
That 70s Show: Seasons 5 and 6
Prison Break: Seasons 1 and 2
The Big Bang Theory: Season 2

$14.99 BLU-RAY SALE

Patton
Independence Day
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2

$19.99 BLU-RAY SALE

Gremlins
National Treasure
Wall-E
Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

BLU-RAY 2 PACKS

Daredevil / Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer
Cinderella Man / Seabiscuit
The Other Boleyn Girl / A Knight’s Tale

$4.75 DVD SALE

Click
Ever After
9 to 5
The Matrix Revolutions

$7.50 DVD SALE

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Special Edition
Dirty Dancing: Anniversary Edition
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
Bridget Jones’ Diary


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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE





Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 17.99  26.99

Aliens in the Attic  17.99 25.99

I Love You Beth Cooper  17.99  25.99

Food Inc.  16.99  24.99

Clone Wars Season One  34.99  47.99

The Shield Complete Series  109.99

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) 15.99  24.99

G.I. Joe Rise of the Cobra 15.99 22.99  24.99

G.I. Joe Season 1.2 17.99

Forrest Gump  24.99

Rocky Complete Collection  54.99

Zorro The Complete First Season  44.99

Christmas Vacation  24.99

It’s a Wonderful Life  24.99

North By Northwest  17.99  24.99



$4.99 DVD Sale


T2: Judgment Day

Behind Enemy Lines

Hitman

The Marine

Total Recall

Behind Enemy Lines II

Man on Fire

True Lies

Minority Report

Peacemaker

Saint

Collateral Damage



$9.99 Blu-Ray Sale


Carrie

Entrapment

The Graduate

Napolean Dynamite

Road House

Robocop

The Terminator

Beerfest

Total Recall

The Ninth Gate

The Usual Suspects

Righteous Kill

Resevoir Dogs

Sunshine Cleaning

Blazing Saddles

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Bullitt

Traitor

Kickboxer

Stargate



$14.99 Blu-Ray Sale


Primal Fear

Bruce Almighty

Cinderella Man

Fletch

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Seabiscuit

Field of Dreams

Constantine

The Lost Boys

2010



$19.99 Blu-Ray Sale


Observe and Report

Wanted

Role Models

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

National Treasure 2

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Gran Torino

Body of Lies

17 Again

Orphan



DVD Sale (Buy 2 and get a $5 giftcard)


How the Grinch Stole Christmas 14.99

Snow Buddies 14.99

The Muppets Christmas Carol 14.99

Fred Claus 14.99

The Polar Express 14.99

Elf 9.99

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas 19.99

White Christmas 19.99

It’s a Wonderful Life 19.99


$14.99 DVD Sale


X-Men Origins: Wolverine

I Love You Man

Crank 2: High Voltage

Duplicity

State of Play