I really don’t think it’s proper to be purchasing DVDs for a while with the recent embarrassingly tragic and heart-breaking events, but that’s just one man’s opinion. Instead, I’ll echo the sentiments mentioned in the September Prognosticator and ask that you rent the films you wish to buy and then consider donating your extra dollars and cents to one of the many humanitarian causes on the ground, like the Red Cross (click here for more options). Maybe you’ll even throw in the money you’d spend on $3.10 gas driving to and from the store? Every little bit helps.

I’m sure, though, that some of you are clamoring for some sort of escape from the harsh realities of life. That’s part of the reason why people (don’t) go to the movies nowadays. If you’re wishing to escape the crazy neighbor next door, I hope you’re picking the right venue to extricate yourself into.

Don’t you forget about me

CrashWhile Paul Haggis appears to be the scribe du bondjour as I type this, the veteran thirtysomething typist was bombarding cinemas earlier this year with his sprawling Los Angeles coincidence film Crash. Since then, many people have commented on the film’s structure, curiously arguing it liberally borrows from the likes of accomplished filmmakers like Robert Altman and Paul "the good one" Anderson. On top of this, some have called it a deceptively simple movie, a film filled with utter coincidences so inescapable, the next time you venture out West you’re probably going to be shot, killed, and burned to death in your rental car too. If you haven’t been already. For those still going strong, Haggis’ events unfold against the backdrop of the modern day society and its ills. The gigantically towering elephant in the room happens to be racism, and the way it weaves in and out through the various characters (as in Don Cheadle’s detective, Brendan Fraser’s aloofness, Sandra Bullock’s waspyness, Terrence Howard’s directorness, and Jennifer Esposito’s nakedness) and their lives is both shocking, repulsing, and presented in such a way that you have to cringe, otherwise, you and Mr. Bob Ewell would get along quite nicely. In his sophomore feature film (his debut was 1993’s Red Hot), Haggis does a pretty solid job at bat, banging out the type of cohesive work people in our Budding Filmmakers Forum can barely dream of, myself included. Shaking his fists rather loudly at the heavens (or should I say the light twinkling at the bottom of The Smog) and moviegoers ears and eyes, Crash demands that you take it seriously, or suffer all consequences, like not being invited to its Award nominations party at the end of the year.

Use some outdated DMB reference here, with: audio commentary with Haggis (I like the sound of this), Don Cheadle and Bobby Moresco, a featurette: Crash behind the scenes and some theatrical trailers.

worries for another dayAs the bass slowly bounced upwards, and the shaggy dog came a runnin’, you always felt all warm and fuzzy inside. You could probably make some horrific joke about that feeling as pertaining to the people whose hands were strategically placed in the characters nether-regions, so perhaps I’ve already ruined whatever it was I started out to make a funny. Nostalgia returns, however, in Fraggle Rock – The Complete First Season, and with every other cashing in on Generation Suck’s goodwill, you’re most likely jonesing about this one the most. I know I am, especially as a charter member. Season One’s introduction to the denizens of Fraggle Rock starts off rather innocuously, as Sprocket keeps peering into Doc’s baseboard and thus, into the happenings of the magic little wee ones who inhabit those magical caves. And there’re no drugs involved! Gobo and his Uncle Matt discover a portal into this world of Outer Space and Uncle Matty leaves, throwing off postcards from his travels into Doc’s world. But it doesn’t stop there, as Wembley looses his hat, his fucking hat, and with it goes his own self esteem, much like when I try and fit in at parties. Wembley also manages to find the Terrible Tunnel, too, although Zardoz angrily told us not to be a part of that one, as shooting your seeds into that causes the plague. Scattered throughout the season’s 27 episodes are a lot of fuzzy escapades that haven’t seen the light of home video ever. That should be good enough for even the littlest of your spawn to sit back, relax, and enjoy with their overlord.

Look out! A Gorg! – with: new interviews with "Fraggle Rock" cast and creators, a behind the scenes documentary narrated by Jim Henson, a replica of Jim Henson’s "Fraggle Rock" notepad and a deluxe embossed collector’s box.

Where are you?I don’t watch enough television and last season I was out of a tremendous loop with the hullabaloo around ABC’s fall schedule. But word kept building and growing around the show Lost, whose First Season hits DVD (read Devin’s 87 dollar Terminator review here) in a snazzy package filled to the brim with extras (enter CHUD’s DVD Contest right here). Being the pop culture whore that I am, I made sure to ignore the show completely, instead focusing in on things that were more important to me, like food, water and Cannon Films. My roommate and I used to rib each other (for pleasure) that in the end, Lost would finalize its season by telling viewers that they traveled back in time to see dinosaurs. But it appears, as I slogged through thousands of comments discussing even the tiniest details on our Message Boards, that wasn’t the case for the eclectic platoon of plane crash survivors forced to use their wits, brains, lottery tickets, rock star notions, Iraqi training, Fugitive style know-how and polar bear knowledge towards living out their dreams of integrating back into our self-destructing society. I’m incredibly curious to finally check this show out, because for some odd reason, it just feels strangely intriguing. I’m sure those who’ve been following the show would say, like their friend Issac Hayes, you’re damn right.

If you can kick drugs, you can delivery a baby – with: thousands of commentaries! J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Bryan Burk on the Pilot. Executive producer Jack Bender, co-executive producer David Fury, and actor Terry O’Quinn on Walkabout. Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk and actor Dominic Monaghan on The Moth. Executive producer Carlton Cuse, supervising producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, and actors Maggie Grace and Ian Sommerhalder on Hearts and Minds. Several features! Like: The Genesis of Lost, designing a disaster, before They Were Lost: personal stories and audition tapes, Welcome to Oahu: The Making of the Pilot, Matthew Fox’s own personal art, Lost at ComicCon, Lost: On Location, on set with Jimmy Kimmel, backstage with Driveshaft, The Lost Flashbacks: Claire at the Airport, Sayid at the Airport, a salute to Lost at the Museum of Television and Radio’s 22nd Annual Paley Festival, some bloopers and 13 deleted scenes. Devin previously mentioned that all of the extras are part of ABC’s most post-modern DVD set yet, continuing the fan the flames of the Lost mythology.

3-ironThe supposedly spectacular film 3-Iron is finally seeing the light of day on our US shores. Devin and Nick, if I recall correctly, both mentioned that this film was great as it’s part of the recent surge of amazing Korean titles that are getting their dues for American consumers. Filled with a strong sense of humor and a central character that doesn’t utter a single word through the entire running time (much like the comments about this column in our MBs), director Kim Ki-Duk’s film, Devin says, "is a wonderful, romantic and strange film. It’s just a great movie with the kind of oblique ending that gives you hours of discussion fodder." The plot is centered around a man who breaks into people’s houses, and unlike those dastardly German Edukators, he attempts to leave his finds in better condition than he found them. His adventures continue when he finds a battered woman holed up in one of his discoveries, and the pair journey on the road to life. Spinning the wheel is optional. Although I’m not sure if they use Machiavellian tactics to win at the stock market and marry whom they want, all from the confines of their small singular colored plastic car.

Speak softly and carry a good film – with: some theatrical trailers.

Bela LugosiMost kids these days want their Dario Argento, their Jess Franco, their John Carpenter presents Vampires… and their Showtime anthology tales of bloodlust. Do they even know who Bela Lugosi is? Damned if I know, but The Bela Lugosi Franchise Collection is pulling up the hearse slowly, out to teach those damned children what it means to be the genesis of horror. Imagine Lugosi extending his eerie face into the confused looks of children. As he extends his hand to invite them into his parlor to view some of his fledgling works – The Invisible Ray, Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Raven, The Black Cat (his first teaming with Boris Karloff) and Black Friday – he’s also prepping them for their immortal doom. Disaster via the sneaky old hands of the masters who knew more about plotting darkness and its effects that flashy images and mounds of breasts. While those things sometimes make a film better (thanks, Russ Meyer), Lugosi did it old school, with a flash of his evil grin and a furrowing of his shady brow. Commanding a presence that has been sorely lacking for a while in all things evil, Lugosi helps to usher in Universal’s high quality horror product and all of the results show a man in true leadership of his craft.

Use your hate – with: some theatrical trailers.

There’s even more than meets the eye here because Universal is also going to give you their Hammer Horror Series Franchise Collection. Hammer fans will be happy to know that Night Creatures is finally going to be released (after long last and its name change from Captain Clegg) as part of the double-sided 2-disc set. Largely considered one of their finest films, the set also comes with a multitude of great buxom titles, as Peter Cushing and his ilk (including Herbert Lom as the Phantom of the Opera) battle the forces of evil for supreme world domination. And large, very expensive hair. That was always a defining feature in Hammer films for me, their insanely coiffed styles coupled with the protruding bustiers. Anyway, the films of Brides of Dracula, Curse of the Werewolf, 1962’s Phantom of the Opera, Paranoiac, Kiss of the Vampire, Nightmare, Night Creatures and the Evil of Frankenstein are all getting the digital treatment and now you can pig out on a veritable horror extravaganza, courtesy of those cheeky bastards at Hammer.

Fire when ready – with: widescreen versions of each and every film.

YES!I know absolutely nothing about The Calamari Wrestler. I’m assuming some of you don’t either. But that’s not stopping me from instantly loving the film based on its singular merit of having one of the most hilarious covers I’ve seen. Do I think it could utterly suck? No! It’s not everyday you see a man battling a towering Cephalopod, although Kaiju Big Battel (check out their DVD from CHUD here!) does have its tremendously entertaining moments of monsters battling other freaks of nature (especially if you’ve been fortunate enough to see the spectacle live). The plot here is simple enough: Man wrestles a giant Man-in-a-Octopus-suit. Except it’s not really that easy, as local fighter Kogi, a man who’s struggled professionally for years, quickly earns the top spot in a fierce competition – only, moments later, to have it pilfered from him by said Calamari. Luckily, he doesn’t get any ink all over his bad self. Most fans of Urotsukidoji are salivating at this thought, maybe even fans of The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife. This is no ordinary squid, though, as it’s revealed that he’s actually a fighter named Iwata, who’s dalliances with Pakistani healers have transformed him into … you guessed it: an 8-tentacle terrorist. The two must battle one another in the most epic struggle of good versus Kraken since the dawn of skin slapping. If you’re seriously not wetting your pants in excitement over this, or even the cover art alone, check your pulse … you’re dead. There’s not a day that goes by where I myself don’t daydream about pummeling the slimy drenched sea creatures of the world, and I’m sure PETA loves me even more than usual.

Kick ass for Triton – with: audio commentary from the man who describes himself as "Ed Wood Jr. with talent", a making-of featurette, stills and photo galleries, text galleries and some trailers. Fight!

Piano!Universal, not one to be content with releasing one definitive edition, gears up some of their best films with their Legacy Series Editions. First up, is The Sting, a film that has been so truncated in fullscreen over the years that I’ve never actually seen George Roy Hill’s ode to grifters and cheats in its proper aspect ratio. Consider that rectified immediately, and now you can follow along another great Newman-Redford cage match as they, along with the great Ray Walston, pull the wool over Mobster Robert Shaw’s greedy eyes. Just try getting the theme song out of your weasely little head.

RoulettePlay Russian roulette with your favorite screaming Walken in The Deer Hunter, a film that needs no introduction, unless you’ve been living in a POW camp these past couple decades. Michael Cimino, who gave the Eastwood and Bridges team-up some awesomeness in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (check it out from CHUD here!), puts his eye on the effects of the Vietnam war and the Pennsylvania steelworkers involved, like Robert DeNiro, Walken and John Savage, are at its unrelenting mercy.

Boo!To Kill A Mockingbird has one of the greatest opening title sequences in the history of film, and its doubly effective with the great Elmer Bernstein’s lush score. It’s also one of Gregory Peck’s most assured performances, as he injects all of his righteousness into Atticus Finch’s struggle of defending a wrongly accused black man (the recently deceased Brock Peters). In all of this, though, the film is as much a moment of the fleeting days of childhood, where the small things mattered, as it is a diatribe against the injustices we still face today on a national level.

Be the entertainer on The Sting – with: The Art of The Sting – A Retrospective on the making of The Sting, some production notes and the theatrical trailer. Play fucking games on The Deer Hunter – with: audio commentary from famed Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, the acceptance of a Best Picture Academy Award footage, some production notes, an anatomy of a scene dissection, some deleted and extended scenes and the theatrical trailer. Wonder where Boo is on To Kill A Mockingbird - with: audio commentary with Director Robert Mulligan and Producer Alan Pakula, a making-of documentary: Fearful Symmetry, a conversation with Gregory Peck, the Academy Award Best Actor Acceptance Speech, the American Film Institute Life Achievment Award, an excerpt from Academy Tribute to Gregory Peck, a feature: Scout remembers and the theatrical trailer.

Garbo!For whatever reason, films older than the 60’s don’t resonate much with the population here. People would rather discuss their fetishes on our movie Message Boards than actual films. I wouldn’t be surprised if the name Greta Garbo garnered a few head scratches as well. Warner Brothers isn’t counting on those people, however, as it continues its dominant reign of bringing classic films back onto the market with their patented panache. The Garbo Signature Collection is packed full of the notorious Swede’s most spectacular films, ones where she finally broke free of the silent era (‘Garbo Talks!’ was one of the most famous ad campaigns of the day for her Anna Christie) and began to experiment with world class filmmakers (like the comedic genius Ernst Lubitsch on Ninotchka). Her stunningly beautiful visage gave way for her smoky voice to permeate all those in her path, even though she was notorious for retreating into self-exile often. As luck would have it, the plethora of films chosen by the WB (wait for Eileen’s surely massive DVD review!) are some of her most spectacular (Grand Hotel too). Even her Mata Hari angered the unlikeliest of people – Marlene Dietrich – as she and master filmmaker Josef Von Sternberg would make Morocco as a response (much like how Wayne/Hawks made Rio Bravo). This whole boxed set is highly recommended especially if you’re in the mood for a bit of the ol’ ultra film history.

The Garbo Silents Collection, courtesy of those sexy debutants at TCM, comes with audio commentary on Flesh and the Devil by Garbo Author Barry Paris, audio commentary on The Temptress by Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy Author Mark A. Vieira, audio commentary on Mysterious Lady by Film Historians Tony Maietta and Jeffrey Vance, The Divine Woman: Surviving 9-Minute Excerpt of This Lost 1928 Silent Film, Settling the Score Goes Behind the Scenes of the TCM Young Film Composers Competition and the Scoring of Notable Silent Movies, Including These Garbo Classics, Alternate Ending on The Temptress and photo montages on Garbo’s Silent Years at MGM. Garbo then talks in Anna Christie, but no special features answer her back. Grand Hotel, a wonderful film, is just the same edition as last time, and comes with: a documentary – Checking Out: Grand Hotel, a premiere newsreel, a vintage Musical Short Nothing Ever Happens, Just a Word of Warning Theatre Announcement and Trailers of the film and the 1945 Remake of Week-End at the Waldorf.

Mata Hari infiltrates those nasty spies with a theatrical trailer, and Queen Christina and Anna Karenina follow suit. Sadly, there are no other extras on these three discs.

Ninotchka comes fairly well versed in: the 1967 BBC Show Garbo – hosted by Joan Crawford and the theatrical trailer of the Film and its musical remake Silk Stockings. While Camille has: the original 1921 Silent Version Starring Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino, an audio bonus: Leo Is On the Air Radio Promo and the original 1936 version’s theatrical trailer. Finally, there’s a BONUS DISC, which includes famed historian (and one of my idols) Kevin Brownlow’s great documentary Garbo, which is coming on 9/6 to TMC (and will most likely run again this week).

This week sees hundreds more titles that I haven’t even begun to mention. In the essence of space, time and sanity, I’ll think most people’s gut reactions will be determined by the DVD’s cover art. The Innocents is a great macabre psychological horror film, while MacGyver: Season Three continues his quick-witted skills as the nation’s master paperclip/gum/piece of string survivalist. Fox shoots three great film noir’s out of its steely gun, and the hit you’re going to take is a bargain compared to what the people in House on 92nd Street get. 21 Jumpstreet: Season Three has television impresario Stephen J. Cannell doing what he does best: entertain you. Finally, make sure to check out Wade’s DVD review of the Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition. I’m still on the fence about that one even with the Ultimate Toy Box (which is a necessary for all DVD fans).

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Singled Out

Movie stuffDid you ever wonder how Editors work? If you do, and you didn’t happen to check out this feature on Bullit‘s second disc, now you can check out the feature length documentary The Cutting Edge – Magic of Movie Editing that examines the invisible art, and sadly not the relationship between D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly during their tumultuous times of their epic film. Editing is one of those things that not many people have it cut out for them, as it involved countless numbers of hours slogging away at your Movieola, your Avid, your Final Cut system, or even your VHS toaster deck. I always have to hand it to people who are either aspiring editors or professional ones, as these are the guys and gals who help shape a picture into its final form. Credit has to be given to those who make this challenge effortless, people like Michael Kahn, Verna Fields, Claudine Bouché and Pietro Scalia, among a mountain range of others whose accomplishments have stood out in the field of movie editing. The ability to help mold a film into the sum of its parts has always been fascinating to me, and now consider me intrigued to finally check this thing out.

Kontroll with a KNimrod Antal’s film Kontroll was one of the many that escape my viewing grip during its initial run (and when it came out onto DVD LAST WEEK – goddamned me). Sadly, the films original artwork (click here) has been jettisoned for a rather standard running away from a subway train image, thus negating itself into the annals of hilarity. Possibly it’s the look on the gentleman’s face that seals the deal. It’s all in a day’s work sums it up for me. Devin positively fellatio’ed the difficult film here, while Dave liked "the fantastic little film" in his Underground column here and even Russ checked out the film in Toronto with his expensive two cents right here. They’ve all taken a dark and expressive right on Hungary’s underground public transportation system, along with the ticket controller Bulcsú, as they roam the dank and dark system in "a soul-destroying ritual." As they make sure everyone is paying, these teams end up falling into some interesting situations, as they dodge trains, go up against a hooded ghost and try to seduce a girl walking around in a teddy bear suit. While clearly not Luc Besson’s Subway (check out Lambert’s tuxedo sexiness and Adjani’s big hair from CHUD here!), Kontroll is definitely something else, a film worth checking out in your spare time.

Slow ride, take it easy – with: a making-of and some trailers.

Sophisticated Mama

AVcraPEntirely too crappy for its own good, Alien vs. Predator: Unrated Collector’s Edition is miraculously being released in a stacked package on 11.22. Clearly disappointing, if only for the lack of a cohesive story and Nick’s love (read his admiration of the idea vanishing before your eyes right here), many of the fans are clamoring for this and I can’t understand why. The jumbled scenes have more than their share of problems and the actual plot feels more or less like something cooked up while being part of a brother website’s talkbacks. While I feel the less we talk about this film the better, it does come with: an audio commentary with Paul "W.S." Anderson, Lance Hendriksen and Sanaa Lathan, another audio commentary by: Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. and John Bruno, some added unrated footage like: Antarctica 1904, Argument, Chamber of Skulls, Sacrifice, Weyland’s Death & Predator Ritual, and a "seamlessly branched unrated cut". Whether or not you actually find enjoyment in the film is up to you.

Disc two comes bursting out of your bellies with: 06 featurettes (Pre-Production: AVP The Beginning, Branching Footage: ADI Workshop, Production: AVP Production, Branching Video off of Making of AVP: Miniature Whaling Station, Facehuggers & Eggs, Trouble at the Mouth of the Tunnel, Post-Production: Visual Effects Breakdown and Licensing the Franchise: Aliens vs. Predator the Comic Book), some storyboards, some concept art, deleted scenes (The Sister, Miller Gets Caught, & Love Scene) with optional director’s commentary, Monsters in Miniature by Todd McFarlane, an HBO special and theatrical trailers.

In addition to the onslaught of titles that I throw upon you each week, George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead Unrated Director’s Cut has some more expansively handsome cover art (that streets on 10.18, a day of wallet destruction), Revolution co-founder Joe Roth’s Christmas with the Kranks finally sees a release on 11.08 (Amazon will most likely announce the date soon) and Angela Robinson’s more modern update of Herbie: Fully Loaded careens past you on 10.25.

Land of zombiesyawn?yeah?

Subtitled points of view

This is where the Region Free titles go. Even though this week has been a little slow, unless I’m overlooking something, which I’ve been apt to do.

somersaultThe Australian film Somersault is already garnering some stellar reviews, and if you’re PAL compatible, you’re in luck. Meshing its conventional plot like that of the rather unbelievable Thirteen (a film I find utterly ridiculous, but technically proficent), Somersault has 16 year old Abbie getting herself into a laundry list of trouble as she is first caught making out with her mother’s boyfriend. When she’s kicked out of the house, with little money, she makes her way over to a resort town in the mountains, willing to do whatever it takes to survive on her own. It’s there where she gets entangled with some of the locals, culminating in the rather fragile nature of growing up quickly in the midst of staying alive. This is the debut film from Cate Shortland, and it appears to have some rather standard elements, but don’t let those fool you. Supposedly her film is mesmerizing and has a tremendous amount of wealth stashed away in the subtleties of story, plotting and narrative development. Within those moments, that’s where the heart of her film ultimately lies, and it’s there where you can either shrug it off, like I did to Thirteen, or embrace a newly formed voice on the horizon. It’s always great when that happens. Here’s hoping.

Stand on the sidelines for High School gym – with: Ms. Shortland’s short film Flowergirl, some deleted scenes with optional director commentary, Inside the SnowDome – the making-of Somersault and Shooting Somersault – a conversation with the film’s cinematographer, Robert Humphreys. This is a Region 2 PAL release.

death ship region 2The bad breath pitchman himself, George Kennedy gets into a literal boatload of trouble in Death Ship. Going against the best intentions, Kennedy, along with tough guy Richard Crenna, board the holed up ship after it rams and destroys their passenger liner. Aboard, the pair discover the ship has been home to some sort of Nazi torture chamber, bringing all the horrifically worst evil has to offer with it. It’s usually about this point where you’d be screaming – don’t go in there! – but, alas, they’re not hearing your cries. The ghost still commandeering this vessel have their own plans for the pair, as acne sprouts itself quickly (and like in real life) attacking the central nervous system, a gaggle of decomposing corpses comes knocking and Kennedy is even seduced by the dark side and joins the Nazi party for a day. Will he escape the horrors into another Naked Gun film? Chances are, yes.

Sail her into eternity – with: removable Japanese subtitles and the theatrical trailer. This is a Region 2 PAL release.

What ever happened to – ?

Well, now you know. Click, point and swish your mouse across these past treats.

8/30: The Blues Brothers: 25th Anniversary Edition (Adam’s DVD review), Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (Dan’s DVD
review is forthcoming
), Sahara, Fire & Ice: Limited Edition,
Dundee: The Extended Edition
, Nip/Tuck – Complete Second Season
(Nick’s DVD review), Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition,
Woman: 15th Anniversary Edition
(David’s review
), Clueless ‘Whatever!’ Edition, Corvette
, Hero at Large, Quick Change, Wise Guys, Gumball
, Almost Heroes, ‘Stak Attack, Schultze Gets The Blues, House:
Season One
, Roseanne: Season One, Lilo and Stitch 2 (CHUD’s DVD review
is forthcoming
), Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season Four, Pirates of Silicone Valley,
and Matt Helm Lounge. Read last weeks’
Special Edition before you complain to Nick right here.

8/23: Oldboy (CHUD’s DVD review is forthcoming), The Ring Two, Layer Cake, The O.C. – The Complete Second
, Gladiator: Extended Edition, Truman Show: Special Edition,
Special Edition
, A Lot Like Love (Thor’s DVD Rack
), Swamp Thing, The Howling II, New
Jack City: Special Edition
(David’s DVD review), Transporter: Special Delivery Edition,
, Dust to Glory, Lackawanna Blues, Alf –
Season Two
(Adam’s DVD review), Once
and Again: Seasons One and Two
, Six Feet Under: Season Four, Boy
Meets World: Season Three
(Adam’s DVD review)
and Kung
Fu: Complete Third Season
. Focus your hate towards the two-week-old Special Edition right here.

The Bargain Bin: On Hold

As the slugline suggests and as I previously mentioned, I really don’t think it’s very prudent this week to be purchasing DVDs. That said, I’m holding off on bringing you the best deals in your local stores, because it’s reality that other people across the country need our help more than the corporations do. If you’ve got a beef with this, feel free to click on any of the cover art above, as it’ll take you to the Amazon.com page, where you’re free to buy at your own leisure.

The most immediate thing is that you should donate whatever you can to the catastrophe down South (or next door to you). Network for Good is a good place to start (again, click here) or even the time-honored tradition of The Red Cross (click here). Thanks for understanding.

If you’re gonna build a time machine, why not do it with some style?

BTTF UnoMuchos gracias for slogging through another Special Edition. Every week seems to bring another title into my life causing me much pain when it comes time to decide what to watch every week. Such is the nature of loving film like we all do here. Too many choices and not enough time. If you’re a fan of this insanely weird thing, make sure to drop me a line. Feedback is a great deterrent to stability, so if you’ve got a problem or just want to throw obscenities my way, feel free.