THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 10th, 2009



UP

Special Features

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Commentary
  • Bonus Shorts


UP
is such a strange choice for Pixar. The elderly never work well in animation, yet there’s something strangely compelling about placing two old men against each other. Yet, it also works as a look at the price of glory. It also has a fat Asian kid trying to make his way through the competitive world of scouting. I could care less all about that, because the film introduced the world to the talking dog Dug. Disney/Pixar could just make a trilogy of films about Dug and I’d be happy. Screw original content, I want to see more Dug.




THE UGLY TRUTH

Special Features

  • Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel

The Ugly Truth wants to be everything to everyone. There’s the attempt to have gross-out sex humor to show that girls can keep up with the guys. But, there’s also enough romantic comedy material forced into the mix. It’s like if Nora Ephron pissed in Kevin Smith’s soup and then tried to serve it to Judd Apatow. Think about that image when you rent this bitch.


HEAT

Special Features

  • Featurettes
  • Commentaries
  • Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes


Heat is one of those films that creates obsessive film nerds. A decent contemporary take on the heist flick thrown together with just the right amount of grit and grime. A lot of people make a big deal about the Pacino vs. DeNiro scenes. But, that’s crap. This film firmly rests on the shoulders of Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Ted Levine and Wayne Gage. Also, it was the start of my using Ready Demolition as a fake company name for so many registration forms.

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
87. Alexander Nevsky
88. Ivan the Terrible – Parts I and II
89. Sisters
90. Kwaidan
91. The Blob
92. Fiend without a Face

and so on and so on.



Post your Criterion reviews on the CHUD message board.


THE REST OF THE DVDs THIS WEEK

The Accidental Husband
American Virgin
Christmas in Wonderland
Dawson’s Creek: The Complete Series
Doomsday 2012
Evergreen
Justice League: The Complete Series
Mamma Mia: Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! More! Box Set
The Merry Gentlemen
Michael Jackson: Life of a Superstar
Move On: The Movie
Natalee Holloway
Rethink Afghanistan
Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days
Spongebob Squarepants: Truth or Square
Spread
The Three Stooges Collection Volume 7:1952-1954

BLU-RAY: IT’S GETTING CHEAPER

Ballast
The General
Godzilla (1998)
Heat
The Line
Logan’s Run
Monsters, Inc.
Near Dark
The Negotiator
Red Heat
The Ugly Truth
Up
Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut


SPEND YOUR MONEY!



NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE

Up  $15.99 $22.99 $26.99

Monsters vs. Aliens     $14.99  $22.99

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $15.99 $22.99 

The Ugly Truth  $15.99  $26.99

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra    $15.99  $24.99

Spongebob Squarepants: Truth or Square $9.99
Cars    $26.99
Monsters, Inc.    $26.99
Elmo’s Letter Quest    $9.99
Robsessed   $15.99

TV ON DVD SALE

JAG: Season 9   $39.99

THANKSGIVING / CHRISTMAS MOVIE SALE

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas                 $13.99
Wubbzy’s Christmas Adventure                      $9.99
Shrek the Halls                                             $12.99
Dora’s Christmas Adventure                          $12.99
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving                       $12.99
A Charlie Brown Christmas                           $17.99
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas  $12.99
Thomas the Tank Engine: Holiday Express      $7.99

$9.99 BLU-RAY SALE

Swordfish
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Predator
The Terminator

RECENTLY RELEASED DVD SALE

X-Men Origins: Wolverine    $15.99
Twilight     $17.99
The Dark Knight: Deluxe Edition     $17.99
My Life in Ruins   $14.99

$10.00 DVD SALE

The Tale of Despereaux
Mamma Mia
Land of the Lost


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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE





Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs $12.99  $26.99

Up  $15.99 $23.99

The Ugly Truth $16.99  $26.99

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) $19.99 

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra $19.99 

Coraline  $24.99

Monsters vs. Aliens  $12.99 $29.99

The Proposal  $19.99

Godzilla (1998)  $16.99

Heat  $19.99

Spread  $12.99  $19.99

UFC: Ultimate 100 Greatest Fights  $44.99  $54.99



$22.99 Blu-Ray Sale


A Bug’s Life

Wall-E

Ratatouille

Disney Pixar Short Films



$19.99 Blu-Ray Sale


Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix

The Polar Express



$7.99 DVD Sale


Hook
Corpse Bride
Robots

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)



TV on DVD Sale


Weeds: Season 4 $14.99

JAG: Season 9 $39.99

Mad Men: Season 2 $22.99

Bones: Season 7 $34.99

The Office: Season 5 $29.99

House: Season 5 $29.99

Heroes: Season 3 $29.99
Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5 $29.99

24: Season 7 $24.99
Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 $24.99
90210: Season 1 $24.99

Californication: Season 2 $19.99


$14.99 DVD Sale


Twilight: 2-Disc Special Edition  $22.99

X-Men Origins: Wolverine  $19.99

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen   $19.99