THE WEEK OF MAY 11th 2010
GROUP EDITED by: TROY ANDERSON
DVD/BR SECTION by: Troy Anderson
DARIA: THE COMPLETE ANIMATED SERIES
Creator: Glenn Eichler
- Featurette pilot: Sealed With a Kick
Music video: Mystik Spiral music video “Freakin’ Friends”
Featurette: Daria Day Intros
Featurette: Top Ten Video Countdown Hosted by Daria & Jane
Interview: Cast & crew interviews
Featurette: Never before-seen Mystik Spiral spin-off script
Daria: The Complete Animated Series comes to DVD with relatively few music changes. Plus, the episodes are uncut which is a far cry from its Beavis and Butthead ancestors. There’s ton of vintage MTV footage with Daria, Jane and the whole gang. Back when MTV still had quality animation and showed those music video things. The only downside I’ve noticed from advance viewings is that the commerical bumper music seems to cut back into the start of new acts in the show. It seems like the timing’s off by a few seconds, but it’s nothing major.
d. The Spierig Brothers
- Poster Gallery
Daybreakers has such a great concept with no real execution. I’m not going to praise the Spierig brothers, but I’m going to call it as I see it. They are two Australian gentlemen that show the ability to take genre material and repurpose it for the masses. The sad thing is that the end-result is often very mediocre and doesn’t illicit the response that comes from films with tighter scripting, editing and other key essentials. Still, it’s a fun movie.
d. Scott Stewart
movieIQ™+sync and BD-Live
BD Exclusive: Bringing Angels To Earth: Picture-in-Picture
Creating the Apocalypse – Behind the Physical Effects
Humanity’s Last Line of Defense – The Cast and Characters
From Pixels to Picture – A Look at the Visual Effects
Legion is a litmus movie. It’s fun crap to watch on an off-week like this. Plus, it never takes itself too seriously. The film’s true purpose is to be used to find the idiot in your circle of friends. I’m not sure how many of you have experience this, but there’s always one person in your common group of friends who might be borderline retarded. Throw on any dumb movie, but I’d recommend picking a FX heavy film. Put out some snacks and a comfortable chair, then tape them. Sometimes, I transcribe what they say during the film and I try to piece together a review out of that.
- Trivia Track
The Karate Kid is a film that you should already understand. Will Smith’s hatchling is going to star in a reimagining of the film with Jackie Chan. Sony decided to pull a corporate synergy hadouken and release the original film on Blu-Ray. Sure, they also released the second film…but, I’m going to ignore that. This is the film that introduced America to the glory of William Zabka. Growing up as a blonde child, I always idolized Zabka’s ability to beat up on Italian kids from New Jersey. That’s what those punks get for moving to Surf City and hanging out at the wrong high school. Unfortunately, the power of Elizabeth Shue’s rockin’ tits pushed Daniel-san into learning Karate. If this were reality, the Cobra Kai squad would’ve fucking murdered Daniel in the ring. Well, that would be after Mr. Miyagi molested him in his creepy basement apartment. I love the cinema of the mind.