THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 29th, 2009

9
d. Shane Acker
Universal Studios

Special Features

  • Commentary by Director Shane Acker, Animation Director Joe Ksander, Head of Story Ryan O’Loughlin, Editor Nick Kenway

    9 (the original short)

    9 – The Long and the Short of It Featurette

    The Look of 9 Featurette

    Acting Out Featurette
  • On Tour with Shane Acker
  • U-Control feature

Tiny ragdolls search for answers about the Fall of Man. A hobbit, Dewey Cox and Crispin Glover lead an all-star cast in a CG movie that will entertain man-children and families alike. That was a little mean. The film was decent, but with a rather off ending.


GLEE: SEASON 1 VOLUME 1
c. Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison

Special Features

Featurettes
Music Video







Glee is a show that works. It manages to entertain the fancy of the American Idol drooling masses. Yet, it finds a way to force Ryan Murphy to actually tell solid stories again. The music is overrated and forced down the throats of people too much. But, Jane Lynch is so damn amazing in this show that it demands a viewing. You will believe that she could reach out of the screen and strangle you.


UNITED STATES OF TARA: THE FIRST SEASON
c. Toni Colette and John Corbett

Special Features

  • Commentaries
  • Featurettes
  • Previews of other Showtime shows

United States of Tara: The First Season is the better Diablo Cody product being released this week. Cody is such a handicap of a writer that it provides actors something to really battle. Toni Collette must really have trouble working against Cody’s inferior work since she is offering up the best performance of her career. Did I mention the terrible Diablo Cody? She looks like the President of the Katy Perry Detective Club. I can’t trust any chick that wears that much leopard print.



FACING ALI
d. Pete McCormack
c. George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman and Joe Frazier

Special Features

● Featurettes
Trailer



A boxing documentary about a legend that doesn’t rely too much on lip service. If you’re a fan of the book, this is an abridged version. What works is how director Pete McCormack was able to take something quite simple and build a fascinating look at a man. By taking ten of his defeated competitors, you get a new perspective on the Titan. No one who gets their ass beat wants to wax poetic on the guy who did it. Yet, they find something profound in their memories about the times they faced Ali.

NETFLIX INSTANT VIEW (POURING THE DIRT INTO BLOCKBUSTER’S GRAVE)

New movies to watch instantly
New TV to watch instantly

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ADDING NETFLIX TO THE HOME VIDEO COVERAGE?


COMING NEXT WEEK!


COMING SOON TO YOUR HOME THEATER

  1. Anchor Bay Entertainment’s INALIENABLE with Walter Koenig coming January 26, 2010!

Anchor Bay Entertainment joins
forces with science fiction legend Walter Koenig (“Star Trek”) to present an
unforgettable thriller that explores science, the universe and moral justice. Inalienable, written by Koenig and
premiering on DVD January 26, 2010, includes celestial foil “O-card” packaging
that is truly out of this world! SRP is a heavenly $19.97, with a pre-book date
of December 24, 2009.

 

In the film, scientist Eric Norris
(Richard Hatch, “Battlestar Galatica”) discovers his body is host to a parasite
from another world. With the shocking revelation that this microscopic intruder
also carries his DNA, Norris confronts the possibility that he might “give
birth” to a new son to replace the one lost in a tragic accident years earlier.
But will this birth represent a new fusion of human and alien – or spell doom
for the entire human race?

 

Inalienable boasts a “who’s who” cast of sci-fi
favorites: Koenig, Hatch, Erick Avari (“Heroes,” The Mummy, Independence Day), Marina
Sirtis (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Richard Herd (“V”), Gary Graham
(“Alien Nation”), and Alan Ruck (“Spin City,” Twister, The Happening).

 


THE CRITERION COMPLETION PROJECT (127 out of 495)

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 – 100.  The First Hundred
101. Cries and Whispers
102. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoise
103. The Lady Eve
104. Double Suicide
105. Spartacus
106. Coup de Torchon
107. Mona Lisa
108. The Rock
109. The Scarlet Empress
110. Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday
111. Mon Oncle
116. The Hidden Fortress
121. Billy Liar
135. Rebecca
139. Wild Strawberries
140. 8 1/2
147. In the Mood for Love
151. Traffic
157. The Royal Tenenbaums
175. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
186. Stolen Kisses
187. Bed and Board
188. Love on the Run
191. Jubilee
247. Videodrome
267. Kagemusha

281. Jules and Jim

and so on and so on.



Post your Criterion reviews on the CHUD message board.


THIS WEEK’S DVD REVIEWS at CHUD
  1. SHORTS
  2. EARTH (BLU-RAY)


THE REST OF THE DVDs THIS WEEK

Baccano! The Complete Series
Blassreiter: The Complete Series, Pt. 2
Carriers
Case Closed: Movie – Captured In Her Eyes
Diagnosis: Death
Dragonaut: The Resonance, Pt. 2
Emily Of New Moon: The Complete Second Season
Evil Offspring
Facing Ali
Genshiken 2, Vol. 3
Glee: Season One, Vol. 1 – Road To Sectionals
Half-Life
Jennifer’s Body
Legend Of Lyon Flare, Collection 2: Into The Erogenous Zone
9
Paranormal Activity (Standard Edition)
Paranormal Activity (Limited Collector’s Edition)
A Perfect Getaway
Time Warp: Season Two
Tsubasa: Season Two
United States Of Tara: The First Season
Vampire Killers
Weather Girl

BLU-RAY: IT’S GETTING CHEAPER

Assembly (Cantonese)
Assembly (Mandarin)
Home Front
Jennifer’s Body
The Marine 2
9
Paranormal Activity
A Perfect Getaway
Versus

SPEND YOUR MONEY!




NEW RELEASES



*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE

The United States of Tara: Season 1              $26.99
9                                                                   $15.99 $24.99 

Paranormal Activity                                       $15.99  $24.99
Jennifer’s Body                                              $14.99  $24.99
Glee: Season 1 Volume 1                              $24.99
                                                                                 
$17


The Hangover
Public Enemies
Terminator: Salvation
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince


TV on DVD Sale

  • $9.99 each

Sex & The City Seasons 1-6

  • $12.99 each

Arrested Development Seasons 1-3

  • $14.99 each

Family Guy Volumes 1-7

24 Seasons 1-6

How I Met Your Mother Seasons 1-3

  • $17.99 each

House Seasons 1-5

Heroes Season 3

Weeds Seasons 1-4

Mad Men Season 2

Monk Season 7

Psych Season 3

Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5
The Big Bang Season 2
The Office Season 5
House Season 5
True Blood Season 1

  • $19.99 each

Grey’s Anatomy Season 5

Nip Tuck Season 5 Part 2

The Simpsons Season 12

Sons Of Anarchy Season 1


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NEW RELEASES

*Blu-Ray prices are in BOLD BLUE

9                                                                   $15.99 $24.99 

Paranormal Activity                                       $15.99  $24.99
Jennifer’s Body                                              $14.99  $22.99
A Perfect Getaway                                        $26.99
The Hangover                                                   $8.99
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince             $8.99

TV on DVD SALE




  • The Office: Season 5                     $15.99
  • House: Season 5                          $15.99
  • The OC: Seasons 1-4                    $14.99
  • One Tree Hill Seasons 1-5              $16.99
  • The West Wing: Seasons 1 -7        $16.99
  • True Blood: Season 1                    $19.99
  • Heroes: Season 3                          $17.99
  • Monk: Season 7                            $17.99
  • Friday Night Lights: Season 3          $17.99
  • BSG: Seasons 1-4.5                      $17.99
  • Fringe: Season 1                          $19.99
  • True Blood: Season 1                    $19.99
  • Dexter: Season 1                          $19.99
  • Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2   $19.99

Blu-Ray Sale!


$19.99

Marine 2

Harry Potter Half Blood Prince

Four Christmases

The Hangover

Terminator Salvation

Pelham 123

The Ugly Truth

Bruno

Funny People

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

Tinker Bell


$17.99

Up

Ice Age


$24.99

Night at the Museum 2

X-Men Origins – Wolverine

Taken

Quantum of Solace

Monsters Vs Aliens

District 9


$9.99

I Am Legend

Harry Potter Goblet of Fire

Dirty Harry

The Last Samurai

Blood Diamond

American History X