THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24th, 2009



ANGELS AND DEMONS

Special Features

  • Featurettes


Angels and Demons had to happen. Too much money was made. Dan Brown had to sacrifice a young Italian boy to the Old Ones. Tom Hanks had to finance better pictures through his production company. Hell, Ewan McGregor had to keep making shitty movies that are beneath him. Ron Howard has got some hot daughters. How about that? Think about those red-headed vixens while you’re crossing the second hour of this snooze-fest.



FUNNY PEOPLE

Special Features

  • Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reels
  • Yo Teach episode
  • Judd Apatow’s High School Radio Show

Funny People was this weird attempt at trying to cross-blend Gatsby with the sensiblity of a vulgar James L. Brooks. Adam Sandler can handle the dramatic well, but the material doesn’t play against master thespians such as Jonah Hill. It’s hard to focus on mortality in terms that can relate to Generation Y when you’ve got master thespian Jonah Hill showing the audience viral videos to find a way to relate the melodrama. Luckily, the RZA is here to certain the piece. If the film had more RZA…we’d be talking Oscars by now.


FOUR CHRISTMASES

Special Features

  • Not a damn thing


Four Christmases is
such a starfucker vehicle for two of the most overexposed celebs working today. It might as well be Vince Vaughn slipping New Line some cash to have fun with a few guys he met in past productions. America gets to watch and awe at how divorce can be blended into a normal mainstream shitcom of a film. Reese Witherspoon doesn’t pop a tit, neither does the little blonde chick from Pushing Daisies.

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
93. Black Narcissus
94. I Know Where I’m Going
95. All That Heaven Allows
96. Written on the Wind
97. Do the Right Thing
98. L’Avventura
99. Gimme Shelter
100. Beastie Boys Video Anthology

and so on and so on.



Post your Criterion reviews on the CHUD message board.


THE REST OF THE DVDs THIS WEEK

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Four
Angels And Demons (One-Disc Theatrical Edition)
Angels And Demons (Two-Disc Extended Edition)
The Animation Of Alexeieff
Art Of Love
Bamboo Blade, Pt. 1
The Belles Of St. Trinian’s
Beverly Hills 90210: The Eighth Season
Bill Engvall: Aged And Confused
Blade Of The Immortal, Vol. 2: The Tears I’ve Cried
Buddies 4 Movie Collection: Air Buddies/Snow Buddies/Space Buddies/Santa Buddies
Cheerleaders Wild Weekend
Christmas Stories: Keep Walking/Christ Stopped At Eboli
The Cricket
The Curse Of The Crying Woman
Daniel Boone: Fess’ Favorites
David And Layla
Devilman (Special Edition)
Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Man Behind Sherlock Holmes
Far Cry
Fastwalkers
Four Christmases
Funny People (One-Disc Unrated And Theatrical Edition)
Funny People (Two-Disc Unrated Edition)
The Golden Age Of Television (The Criterion Collection)
Gomorrah (The Criterion Collection)
Green Fish
Hogan’s Heroes: The Komplete Series – Kommandant’s Kollection
Human Cobras
Hunchback Of The Morgue
The Indian
Island Etude
Janky Promoters
The Jerry Lewis Show Collection
Kobe Doin’ Work: A Spike Lee Joint
The Lady Medic
Laredo: The Complete Series
Larry The Cable Guy’s Hula-Palooza Christmas Luau
The Last Decameron
Law And Order: Criminal Intent – The Fourth Year
Life On Mars (UK): Series Two
Mad Dog Morgan (Two-Disc Uncut Version)
The Maiden Heist
Meat Weed America
Megafault
Melrose Place: Fifth Season, Vol. 2
MLB: 2009 World Series
Mondovino: The Series
Nabari No Ou: The Complete Series, Pt. 2
Nana: Uncut Box Set, Vol. 2
Naruto: Season One Uncut Box Set, Vol. 2
Naruto: Shippuden, Vol. 3
The Peter Pan Formula
Pokemon Elements, Vol. 6: Dark
The Pure Hell Of St. Trinian’s
The Real Emanuelle
The Rebirth
Reborn
Russia’s War: Blood Upon The Snow
Santa Buddies (Standard Packaging)
Santa Buddies (Plush Gift Set)
A Secret Affair
Sgt. Frog: Season One, Pt. 2
Seventy 8
Sex Is Zero
Shorts
Silent Scream
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Spike Jones: The Best Of
Squatting The Palace: An Installation By Kiki Smith In Venice
Stories From The Vaults: Season Two
Superman: The Complete Animated Series
Superstar
Taking Chances
Terrorist Next Door
Three Monkeys
Toi And Moi aka You And Me
Tora-San: Collector’s Set 1
A Walk In The Sun (Restored And Uncut)
The Witches Hammer

BLU-RAY: IT’S GETTING CHEAPER

Air America
Angel Heart
Angels And Demons (Two-Disc Theatrical And Extended Edition)
Ball Control Italian Style
Blood: The Last Vampire (2001 Animated Movie)
Cujo
Four Christmases
Frailty
Funny People (Two-Disc Unrated Edition)
Ghost In The Shell 2.0
Gomorrah (The Criterion Collection)
Ichi The Killer
Ink
Megafault
The Monster Squad
My Bloody Valentine (Special Edition)
My Brilliant Career
New Police Story
Santa Buddies (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack)
Shorts
The Sopranos: The Complete First Season
Superstar
The Way Of The Gun


SPEND YOUR MONEY!



NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE

Santa Buddies                                             $15.99 $22.99 $19.99
Angels and Demons                                    $15.99 $22.99  $19.99

Funny People                                              $17.99 $25.99 

Four Christmases                                        $15.99  $19.99

Funny People                                              $16.99  $25.99
The Sopranos: The Complete First Season   $36.99
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs              $15.99



$19.99 BLU-RAY SALE

Braveheart
Gladiator
Heat
Forrest Gump
Fight Club
The Negotiator


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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE





Angels and Demons                                    $15.99 $19.99  $29.99

Santa Buddies                                             $15.99 $24.99

Funny People                                              $15.99  $25.99
Star Trek (2009)                                         $19.99 

Shorts                                                         $14.99   $19.99 

Disney Buddies Collection                            $44.99   $49.99

Four Christmases                                         $16.99  $19.99
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs              $16.99



$14.99 BLU-RAY BONANZA!


Fighting

Valkyrie

Quantum of Solace

Marley and Me

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Coraline

The Wrestler

Taken

Aliens in the Attic

Slumdog Millionaire

Notorious

Drag Me to Hell

Land of the Lost (2009)

Australia


$8.99 DVD Sale



17 Again
Orphan
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Observe and Report
Fighting
Valkyrie
Quantum of Solace
Marley and Me
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Coraline
The Wrestler
Taken
Aliens in the Attic
Slumdog Millionaire
Notorious
Drag Me to Hell
Land of the Lost (2009)
Australia



$4.99 DVD Sale

Date Movie
Knocked Up
The Kingdom
Lawrence of Arabia
Meet the Fockers
Music and Lyrics
Van Wilder: Freshman Year
Without a Paddle
Mr. Magorium’s Wunderbar Emporium
Definitely, Maybe

$12.99 TV on DVD Sale



The Office: Seasons 1-4
30 Rock: Seasons 1-2
House: Seasons 1-4
Heroes: Season 2