The second week of October brings many goodies into your home, and it’s the unofficial start of a barrage of titles, leading through the end of the month. Zombies, men dressed up like Bats, green Wizards behind flowing Technicolor curtains and a certain debutante’s death by lancing will arrive sooner than later. But while you eagerly await those to be thrown out into the world, this week delivers several hard-rockin’ packages.
Am I Christian?
The awkward dance pairing of the sweeping sounds of rock with the heavy struggle of the Crusades has surely worked out enough for Fox to go that route twice in their ad blitz for Kingdom of Heaven (read Ian’s DVD review! and check out Russ’ theatrical review or get bent). And while your ears aren’t deceiving you, who says an explosive guitar riff/orchestra hybrid can’t sell the epic battle for the heart of Jerusalem in 1184? For starters, the inner workings of Ridley Scott’s engulfing film, while close to something Slash might have strummed out, is a spectacular film that shares as much to Cecil. B. DeMille as it does to Anthony Mann and the other sword and chain mail epics across the gulf of cinematic space. The one glaring blot on the film is the woefully misshapen performance of the man who put modern sword wielding of the map (when not causing prepubescent teens to swoon): Orlando Bloom. His up-and-coming Blacksmith Balian isn’t ‘equipped’ enough to carry the film (is that a penile joke?), although Scott more than makes up for it with the stirring of his actor pot with a dash of the wispy-bearded force of Ghassan Massoud (as Saladin), the stunning Eva Green, the underused David Thewlis and a pinch of head-cocking Edward Norton, doing his best Brando-as-a-Leper impression pretty much … ever. On a mini-major note, word is that there’s a Special Edition of the film down the line, complete with a longer cut, so plan your own spending accordingly, lest you be skewered by your own advancing horde, like the copious amounts of lemon party you just watched.
Draw ladies to your chiseled frame – with: The Pilgrim’s Guide – A text commentary stream consisting of both production and historical notes, synchronous with film, an Interactive Production Grid – A simple to use navigation portal will ask viewers to choose the desired perspective and timeframe allowing them to tailor the "Making Of" material to their liking. There are no less than 16 different ways to experience The Grid. (approx 125 minutes), A&E’s "Movie Real: Kingdom of Heaven" (approx 45 min), The History Channel’s "History vs. Hollywood: Kingdom of Heaven" (approx 48 min), several behind-the-scenes featurettes (Ridley Scott – "Creating Worlds", Production, and Wardrobe) and the theatrical trailer, complete with furious riffs of rock.
Encrusted with runny blood, two best female friends band together to fight an unseen enemy: the grim force behind that time of the month. It’s a tough mother to destroy, particularly if Devin’s review says: "The direct fathers of High Tension [are] The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and I Spit on Your Grave." And speaking of pummeling mothers into the afterlife, Marie’s friend Alex and her family are in dire need of some help, courtesy of Marie after Alex’s family is systematically cleaved to splattered red bits by an unknown homicidal Man clad in Oshkosh. As Alex is subjugated into becoming the Man’s hostage, Marie, stashed away in the attic as the horrific events unfolded, must now take up arms and a Walking Tall barbed wire apparatus to get her friend back, even if it means keeping the dialogue to a minimum and the gore factor to 11. Although the one thing many across the Internet have lamented is the rather atrocious ending, a conclusion so shocking that it might cause me to debase its stupidity, like another movie I accidentally alluded to a long time ago on our Message Boards. And like that other unnamed Columbia film, the two share a lot in common, especially in the destroying lives department. Though, if you’re fan of slashing throats, wrecking bodies into bloody pulp and overt lesbian sexuality, then you’re most likely not going to be bothered by the rather clunky resolution while you’re reveling in a return to horrific 70’s glee.
Slice and dice your way through: the original NC-17 version (if you get it Unrated), the original French language Unrated Director’s Cut, the U.S. (R-rated) version, English subtitles if you decide to watch the French version, audio commentary with Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseür, an introduction with both Aja and Levasseür, Haute Horror: Making of High Tension, some featurettes (Building Tension, Giannetto De Rossi: The Truth, the Madness & the Magic, Best Friends, Victims, The Gas Station, Pursued in the Forest and the Real Killer), on top of some theatrical trailers.
Being no fan of subtlety, Jet Li’s Luc Besson-produced Unleashed (known as Danny the Dog overseas which I learned from Devin’s review!) has Li sporting a rather subservient collar that whenever unhinged from his throat, lets loose the beast of a Grammer he’s been trained to become. Locked up from a very young age and taunted by the demonic Bart (played with intense relish by the scene-chewing Bob Hoskins) who sports a cockney accent and a fake gangster swagger, Li’s Danny discharges his own brand of body decimation on a variety of people you know are going to get it and you’re going to like it. But I’m getting ahead of myself, as it’s when Danny manages to break free from his stunted shackles and into the loving piano tuning arms of blindman Morgan Freeman and his stepdaughter, the cutesy Kerry Condon, that the film takes a strange detour into the land of domestication. Li must learn to live with his repressed (hentai) memories under the guise of a hospitable loving homeland… just like life, except that dad isn’t drunk again. While all of this is occurring, though, Bart returns, gnawing off more than he can masticate (furiously) as Danny now has feelings, love, and secrets surely to inform his furious fists of anger. Preaching his unique brand of pain is going to take a lot of hilariously inept bad guys bumbling their way through gut punches and penile pangs, and it’s in these bookend sequences where Li’s gravity defying skills are insanely on display for your own maximum overdrive enjoyment.
Snap into a Slim Jim! – with: an interview with Transporter director Louis Leterrier, several featurettes (The Collar Comes Off and Serve No Master), plus some Massive Attack music videos (they composed the score) for "Atta Boy" and "Unleash Me."
Probably one of the first Will Ferrell titles I didn’t immediately rush out to check out (the other being the explosion of awfulness that was Bewitched), Kicking & Screaming just felt a little haphazard, like the toppling tower of Jenga when you know you’ve pulled out a little too many pieces. Devin even said in his review that it’s some "sort of dimensional leak, an episode of that sitcom that found its way onto our movie screens." However, you can always feel better knowing that CHUD’s Contest to win Robert Duvall’s infamous track suit from the film is just a click and some writing away, assuming you know how to like a good haxor noob should. The events that are set in motion have Ferrell’s son traded by Grandad Duvall to a second-tier soccer team, bringing back those painful memories of grade school front and center. When the tears subside, it’s then we’ve come to realize Ferrell’s own irresolute relationship with his own Dad and how it’s been holding him hostage ever since, although Dad hasn’t made him Napalm Vietnam villages… yet. Taking destiny in his own hands, and with a little encouragement from his next-door neighbor Mike Ditka (essentially playing himself with some makeup on), Ferrell’s Phil takes over his own son’s team and becomes a writhing control freak, jonesing for the win and damning all those to eternity otherwise. Oddly enough, just like those unrestrainted parents who scream at Refs during each and every game.
Love the smell of soccer in the morning with: The Red Cards: Deleted Scenes, The Yellow Cards: Outtakes, some alternate takes, a behind-the-scenes making-of: Behind The Net, and 3 features (From Rome to Hollywood, Kickin’ It with the Kids and Soccer Camp).
Arguably one of the funniest shows on television at this very moment (consider me converted), Arrested Development: Season Two allows of those ignoring the show to pop onto the bandwagon and ride it like the dirty whores they are. At the pinnacle of hilarity, the show stems from a rather loose series of plot developments, but it could all just be an excuse to see how many frenetic zany situations the creators of the show can get the eclectic cast into. Tapping cohesively into each others strengths, the troupe – which includes Teen Wolf 2‘s Jason Bateman, Portia De Rossi, David Cross going balls-out, Jeffrey Tambor being insanely excellent, Will Arnett going off the deep end of psychotic facetiousness and Tony Hale loosing his own hand to a seal while serving his country, somehow manage to not bust up laughing themselves into comedy comas while being subjected to some of the most surreal moments that I’ve ever seen on a comedy show. Credit the kinetic energy to some of the sharpest writing this side of Carl Weathers (who makes an appearance), coupled with a Martin Short performance I’ve been told by many is so outrageous I might explode in all sorts of disgusting manners. If the raucously knee-slapping Season Three is any indication (analrapist!) then I can only imagine how great this unseen-by-me season truly is.
Be addicted to Mr. Banana Grabber – with: all 18 episodes, audio commentary with series creator Mitchell Hurwitz and actors Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, and Jessica Walter on "Good Grief," "Ready Aim Marry Me," and "The Righteous Brothers", some deleted and extended scenes, "Season One in Three Minutes" overview, "The Immaculate Election" campaign videos and a blooper reel.
Miranda July’s extremely unique Me and You and Everyone We Know (a movie Devin liked so much he just couldn’t review it) is most likely one of those singular movies that escaped your eternally damned viewing eyes when it was around a couple of months back. I know it did mine. Word of mouth on her film was fairly spectacular, coupled with the films sense of style that was so charming and so brutally honest in every regard that it would tough to think of anything else that I heard so many good things lolling about. July plays Christine, a video artist who paints a vivid picture of herself, completely unlike the reality of the situation, which is that she drives around the elderly in a Cab. It’s when she stumbles into Richard, a local shoe salesman with high aspirations and a horoscope for success, that the pair begins their endearing relationship right after Richard first sets his hand ablaze. Even his two children have complex emotional issues of their own, as one is involved with an older woman on the Internet and gets in over his head with his naïve interpretations of sex (something we can all relate to. Seriously – how does it work?) while the other son has become a test for the local neighborhood girls to play out their own prospective futures on. It’s in this hodgepodge of intertwining connections that you come to realize, this might be too independent for your action-loving shit-blowing up self.
))<>(( – with: some deleted scenes.
Australia’s imported Undead (check out Dave’s review) has a series of meteorites slam into a peaceful outback community and the result is a little alien for most to wrap their heads around. Zombies start infecting the countryside, and it’s up to the remaining residents with a pulse and a functioning brain to battle the recently departed by any means of necessary roughness, unless Scott Bakula decides to show up. Headed up by a cast of no-name actors (giving hope to those slaving away over their Final Cut and epic overacting by friends and acquaintances), the debut film of the Spierig brothers shows what a creative group of talented people on a miniscule budget can do when faced with the a mother of clichés, Zombies and sci-fi shenanigans. Considered to be rightfully gory with a skewering of the typical plot elements you’d normally encounter (by injecting black humor), Undead somehow manages to even pay respect to those before it, like the Jacksons, Romeros, and Raimis of the world. Or so I heard. Typically, if you’re a fan of Zombie movies in general, this should be a literal no-brainer, even if you’ve been salivating for some since you shuffled away from Pittsburgh.
Respect your parents, don’t fuckin’ eat ‘em! – with: Crew audio commentary, 2 featurettes (a making-of and a Zombie Internet feature), the "Midnight Madness" Toronto film festival screening, some camera and make-up tests, a homemade dolly construction video, an animatic-to-film comparison, some deleted and extended scenes, Supernova convention footage, a lot of Artwork and design sketches and some English subtitles, because – English, motherfucker, do you speak it?!?
For those not in the know, Los Angeles’ own Z Channel (read Devin’s interview with filmmaker Xan Cassavetes right here) was launched in the late 80’s under the auspicious debut of Pay TV, catering to the express purpose of – no, not pornography (HBO and Showitallthetime would do it one better), but rather pure, unadulterated cinema. In the age of 10,000 channels and TiVo and sophomoric smut on demand, it seems like a bygone era, one in which must have been incredible to experience firsthand. Credit that to programmer and über enthusiast Jerry Harvey, whose own dedicated group of movie maniacs searched far and wide for an eclectic mix of films to show at all hours of the night, provided that you were up and not dreaming about RATT and big hair. No film was seemingly off limits, and the idea of showing Director’s Cuts popped up frequently around Z HQ, as evidence shows that even Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate received a proper welcome in its 9.5 hour running time, rivaling Warhol’s Sleep. All joshing aside, what documentarian Xan Cassavetes has strung together isn’t just a parade of famous filmmakers – like Tarantino, Payne and Altman – droning on and on about their recollections of the station, but instead is a portrait of the artist, Harvey, as a young impressionable maniac, one with some seriously disturbing problems. And like all of the rest of us film fanatics, the result is something melancholic, sweetened with tragedy and motherly yelling basement living.
Have a zero churn rate with: audio commentary with Ms. Cassavetes, the producers, the editor and more, "Castaway’s Choice" – the full length radio interview with Jerry Harvey by radio host John McNally, the AFI Tribute to Z with panelist Oliver Stone, On the Film Scene with Film Critic Charles Champlin, some extra interviews and a photo gallery montage.
Simultaneously along with everything else you see here comes the other bastard barrage of titles unfit to garner even a singular sentence. Well, I’m lying my pimply ass right off, but you’ll most likely stumble onto these other releases as you search for your own bottle of buttne-be-gone. As such, be vigilantly prepared for CHUD’s own DVD review of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, a movie surely to ignite the fires of all of those Bledel fans out there, Kristen Bell and Lord Joel Silver see Veronica Mars: The Complete First Season (read David’s DVD review!) sleuth it up, while DeNiro goes espagnolé (along with former Scorsese alum Keitel) with another filmic adaptation of The Bridge of San Luis Rey (CHUD’s DVD review is forthcoming!).
Dawning of Aquarius
Judd Apatow, the man who just can’t seem to get a break audience-wise for his hilariously truthful shows like Freaks and Geeks (purchase that from CHUD immediately!) and Undeclared (purchase the great Loudon Wainwright III!), finally seems to have found a loving audience with his 40-Year-Old Virgin. A movie that Devin said "never sacrifices laughs" in order to sleep with our esteemed reviewer (check it out!), it’s now coming out to show you it’s not entirely gay on 12.13.05. Giving hope to the type of people who frequent our entirely too weird Sex Forum, comedic mastermind Steve Carrell is Andy, the titular hero who has spent more time building his action figure collection and playing sweet video games than actually discovering the intricacies of opposite sex. That shell hit a little too close to home. In fact, it shattered mine into a thousand little dirty virginal pieces. One of the best parts of Apatow’s writing are his characters, the flourishing touches that mean the difference between Paul Rudd, playing one of his great lovelorn prowlers and Seth Rogan, who dominates this film with his friendly shtick. Not to say that the others don’t coalesce nicely with the quest to find Andy some poontang, but as the nice lady said, love you long time, soldier.
Be discreet, but haunt your dreams – with: Universal’s standard Unrated and Rated cuts. The regular edition only comes in Full Screen, so we’re x’ing that one out of our vernacular. The Unrated comes in Widescreen and has a gag reel with several featurettes like You Know How I Know You’re Gay?, 1970’s Sex Education Video, Line-O-Rama, The Waxing Doc and be jealous for Seth Rogan with My Date With Stormy (Rogan’s date with adult film superstar Stormy Daniels) and the exclusive Andy’s Fantasies, along with a whole bunch of other TBA’ed stuff.
Internet hate-monger Michael Bay’s finest achievement to date (read his interview with CHUD!)- the aforementioned and post-release plagued The Island – also sees the light of DVDay on 12.13. Personally, I was wondering about the legalities of this film, considering the recent lawsuit by the filmmakers behind Parts: The Clonus Horror, which claimed that Bay’s film infringed on several intellectual property rights. It seems that some of the legalese has been worked out, or maybe just the filmmakers of the modern version are pushing ahead with the debut. Considering that the film made less in the states than it did overseas, thus putting Dreamworks’ own Marketing abilities into question. Although the only question we as the audience should care about – was the movie good? I’d say a reasonably muted yes, particularly because it’s typical Bay – babes, guns and explosions of the epoch – rounded out with a thrilling highway chase sequence while gigantic construction equipment (in this case it’s concrete) is flung at our heroes (and villains) from the back of a large moving vehicle. Clones Lincoln Six-Echo (the strapping Ewan McGregor) and Jordan Two-Delta (sultry Scarlett Johansson) battle the squinting eye of one Sean Bean as they escape their facility and venture into the world of the future, a place where Steve Buscemi is allowed to run free. Such a futuristic fantasy could only come from the mind of someone so gleefully destructive as Bay, so it’s only a matter of time before you can start to complain that he’s already messing up your beloved Transformers cartoon. Dude.
Don’t know, but want one! – with: audio commentary from Bay himself (oh hell yes) and a behind-the-scenes look at some of the films most memorable action sequences and stunts, like those jaw dropping scenes from the trailer. Other features are TBA, so like Ray Arnold said – hold onto your butts.
Also on the same day (12.13), expect Robert Rodriquez’ Sin City: Recut & Extended Edition. This "Pulp Frankenstein" as Nick liked to call it, finally gets the deluxe treatment it so richly deserves (or not-so if you’re ambivalent about the flick) with a plethora of extras. Fans of the movie should be sufficiently filled on their plates. My food metaphors are lacking, although here, expect another one of Rodriquez’ patented Cooking Schools, this time with Breakfast Tacos. Additionally, coupled with this two-disc set, anticipate the Complete Sin City Graphic Novel – The Hard Goodbye for all of your comic needs.
On Disc One: there’s the original theatrical version, which comes with audio commentary by Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino, and the Austin premiere audience reaction, which curiously might have an effect on your own psyche. Very subtle. 7 featurettes (A Hard Top With A Decent Engine: The Cars of Sin City, Making the Monsters: Special Effects & Make-Up, Trench Coats and Fishnets: The Costumes of Sin City, Booze, Broads & Guns: The Props of Sin City, How It Went Down: Convincing Frank Miller to Make The Film, Giving The Characters Life: Casting the Film, and Special Guest Director, Quentin Tarantino) along with the teaser and theatrical trailers. Expect Dolby 5.1 on everything, including DTS on the original version of the film.
Disc Two busts out blazing with: Sin City Recut Extended Unrated Feature Film Presentation (with 23 added minutes) which has full-length expanded cuts of each individual episode ("Customer Is Always Right," "The Hard Goodbye," "Big Fat Kill" and "That Yellow Bastard") split out into short films – each with their own title cards and in their own complete form; viewers can watch separately and in any order desired, a 15-minute film school with Robert Rodriguez, The movie in high-speed green screen, The Long Take: 17 uninterrupted minutes of Tarantino’s segment, Sin City Night at Antones — filmmakers, cast and crew party with Bruce Willis and Rodriquez’ bands, a 10-minute cooking school with Robert Rodriguez and some bloopers.
Even though it’s a ways off, on 01.06.06, expect the Sam Peckinpah Legendary Westerns Collection, which should cause some much-needed hootin’ and hollerin’ for fans of his rock solid masculine style. Thanks to Video Business Magazine for the scan I shamelessly pilfered (more Cover Art should be coming soon!). Featured in the set are Ride the High Country, which sees Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea as aging lawmen hired to guard a very wealthy gold shipment. Expect audio commentary by Peckinpah documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle, a new documentary: A Justified Life: Sam Peckinpah and the Hogue Country and a Peckinpah trailer gallery.
Next up is The Ballad of Cable Hogue, a lesser-seen (and known about) Peckinpah comedic fable about the fleeting days of the old West. Jason Robards heads the cast, and has him going up against the modern world jumping at the bit around him. Expect audio commentary from Peckinpah biographers/documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle, a new featurette The Ladiest Damn’d Lady with Stella Stevens and a Peckinpah trailer gallery.
Then there’s the Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid Two Disc Special Edition, which has Kris Kristofferson’s Billy the Kid battling the on-coming law advances of James Coburn’s Sheriff Pat Garrett. Curiously enough, Mr. Bob Dylan composed the score for the film, which should further call into question Peckinpah’s own parallels to the outside world at that time, with wars raging and relationships in turmoil. This SE should see audio commentary from Special Edition Producer Nick Redman, Supervising Editor Paul Seydor and fellow Peckinpah biographers/documentarians Garner Simmons and David Weddle, audio commentary from Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle, a 122 Minute 1988 Turner Preview Version, 2 new featurettes (One Foot in the Groove: Remembering Sam Peckinpah and Other Things and Deconstructing Pat and Billy), the feature: One for the Money: Sam’s Song and a Peckinpah trailer gallery.
Finally, the MUCH awaited Wild Bunch: Two Disc Special Edition has Peckinpah at his bloody best, ruminating on masculinity, friendship, and spraying bullets at every corner. The film that introduced "If they move, kill ‘em!" into the American lexicon, it’s also a goddamned ruthless masterpiece of the Western spirit, even as it rips it apart bit by grisly bit. This is a must-see for anyone remotely interested in film. This newly produced version should arrive with: audio commentary by Peckinpah biographers/documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle, a new digital transfer (16×9), some never-before-seen Wild Bunch outtakes, some additional scenes added back into the mix, 3 new documentaries (Sam Peckinpah’s West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade – A feature-length biography of the legendary director, featuring rare film clips, interviews with family and colleagues, and narration by Kris Kristofferson, 1996 Oscar Nominee The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage, and A Simple Adventure Story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico and the Wild Bunch) and a Peckinpah trailer gallery. Yes, yes and yes.
My Motivation Is To Blend In.
For the rest of us who aren’t over in England, Ricky Gervais’ Extras gets unloaded onto DVD on 10.31. Right in time to scare the pants off of Dan Whitehead, who wasn’t quite as big a fan of this show (until the end) as were the opinions of others who downloaded it off of the internet (cue: scary Dragnet police beat). For us leftovers who have only seen the first two episodes (shown out of order on HBO, as the Stiller war movie was the premiere and Winslet the second) unlike those deviants who used their clicking fingers, now’s the time to praise Odin and dance around the streets, although only if we’re Region Free and available. The latter half is going to be tough, considering Flash Gordon and I are in a relationship. Gervais’ comedy, eschewing story for a rather meandering approach to his material – about a couple of extras who come in contact with a variety of real-life Hollywood stars – has most of his signature dry humor, but I’m not entirely sure if I know where the show is going. And because I’m a very impatient person, prone to bits of shouting and throwing phones at Hotel Staff, now might be just the time for me to give into the impulse and watch the remaining 4 shows. But by the time it’s probably shipped out from overseas and dispatched to merry ole California, it might have already ended its run on HBO, leaving me with a massive bill and a frightful realization. Unlike the time where I learned who was my real Mother, Large Marge has absolutely nothing to do with this series.
Needs more fart jokes! – with: several features such as Behind-the-scenes of Extras, The Difficult Second Album, Finding Leo, Taping Nigel Documentary, some outtakes and some deleted scenes. This is a Region 2 PAL Release, requiring the use of a Region Free DVD player, something I hear the Studios and Retailers HATE with fury.
The first step to experiencing Nicholas Ray films (like Johnny Guitar and Rebel Without A Cause) is to really see them on the largest screen imaginable. I had the pleasure and the extreme pants busting joy of seeing his much-unloved Bigger Than Life a few years back at MoMA’s Grammercy Annex, but it’s since been shuttled into oblivion for their snazzy new digs. Most of us won’t get that privilege for quite some time, or maybe never. If you’re lucky, you can experience the film it its Widescreen glory (a masterstroke of framing, specifically) with the Region 2 PAL Spanish release. I haven’t heard a peep about the image quality, but I can only hope and pray and go on a drug-fueled bender that it’s properly formatted and the colors are vibrant, rich and boxer brief-popping. If not though, it’s always good to expand your horizons with a film that has a terrifically scary James Mason performance as a man who’s been subjected to intensive cortisone treatments to prevent his blocked arteries. It’s when he’s found capable to return home where the real trouble begins, as the drug slowly cuts a swath across his family, leading up to the moment where the Bible informs him to pretty much destroy his son into Jesusland. These wild mood swings make Mason’s tour-de-force freak-outs insanely enthralling, and coupled with Ray’s capable (soon-to-be-one) eye, Bigger than Life marks a momentous occasion in little seen cinema.
Special Features include the Anamorphic Widescreen image, English and Spanish audio options, English and Spanish subtitles, and a photo gallery. This is a Region 2 PAL release, requiring your broke ass to purchase a Region Free DVD player.
10/04: The Amityville Horror, The
Interpreter (await Dave’s DVD review!), Man With The Screaming Brain,
Alfred Hitchcock –
Masterpiece Collection, Alfred Hitchcock
Presents – Season One
(CHUD’s DVD review is forthcoming!), The Fly –Collector’s Edition, The
Fly II – Collector’s Edition, Kolchak: The Night Stalker (Dave’s
DVD review is coming!), The Warriors: Ultimate Director’s Cut, Val Lewton
Horror Collection (CHUD’s amazing DVD reviews are arriving shortly!), The
Demon Seed, Cinderella (await CHUD’s DVD review!), Into
the West (also await CHUD’s DVD review!), My Summer of Love
(again – just await CHUD’s DVD review!), House of D (Dave’s DVD
review), Cop, Night of the Lepus, Dracula
A.D. 1972, Monster High (Bill’s DVD Rack review), Robot Jox, Count Duckula: Season One, Alien
Apocalypse and The New Kids (Dave’s DVD Rack review). Say
“Reinhardt Lane” convincingly with Shiwan Kahn on last weeks’ Special Edition,
9/27: Evil Dead II: Book of the Dead Edition,
of Dogtown: Unrated, Robots, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin – The Untold
DVD review), Creature Comforts – The Complete
First Season, SpongeBob SquarePants – The Complete Third Season, Gilmore
Girls – The Complete Fourth Season (await CHUD’s DVD review!), Carlito’s
Way: Rise to Power, The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus – The 16-Ton
Megaset, A Knight’s Tale: Extended Edition, Modigliani,
Hawk, Oliver!, Guerilla: Taking of Patty Hearst, Speak,
Queen, We’re No Angels, Chico and The Man: TV Favorites and Star
Trek: Enterprise – Season Three. For
just pennies a day, adopt the older Special Edition right here.
Steal Mom’s Credit Card
Fire up the old MiniVan, ’cause we’re going shopping down in ManchVegas. Aside from that really stupid moniker, this week has no shortage of deals for you to take advantage to and make sweet, sweet love. Your local banks already thank you for providing them with overdrawn penalties.
Kingdom of Heaven is $16.89
Unleashed is $21.59
High Tension is $17.34
Kicking & Screaming is $16.14
Arrested Development: Season Two is $28.29
Me and You and Everyone We Know is $19.50
Undead is $17.34
Veronica Mars: Season One is $41.87
Bridge of San Luis Rey is $18.73
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is $17.18
Hondo: SE is $9.36
McLintock: SE is $9.36
(H to the) IZO: SE is $17.98
South Park: Season Six is $26.69
Fresh Prince: Season Two is $23.39
The Dark is $11.98
Imagining Argentina is $20.40
11:14 is $13.26
Mr. 3000 is $13.80
Raising Helen is $13.80
Dogtown and Z-Boys is $10.46
(pre-order) Batman Begins: Deluxe Edition for $15.98
(pre-order) King Kong: 2 Disc SE for $12.98
(pre-order) King-Kong Collector’s Edition for $20.98
(pre-order) King-Kong Collection (Kong, Mighty Joe Young, Son of Kong) for $20.98
*thanks to Mr. Prus for the heads-up!
Kingdom of Heaven is $14.99
Kicking & Screaming is $14.99
Unleashed is $14.99
Kingdom of Heaven is $15.87
Unleashed is $19.88
High Tension is $19.88
Kicking & Screaming is $19.88
Arrested Development: Season Two is $27.88
Me and You and Everyone We Know is $17.36
Undead is $23.78
Veronica Mars: Season One is $50.98
Bridge of San Luis Rey is $13.72
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is $17.87
Hondo: SE is $10.38
McLintock: SE is $10.38
(H to the) IZO: SE is $16.88
South Park: Season Six is $34.88
Fresh Prince: Season Two is $20.99
Imagining Argentina is $19.88
11:14 is $13.72
Kingdom of Heaven is $15.98
Unleashed is $19.99
High Tension is $20.99
Kicking & Screaming is $16.98
Arrested Development: Season Two is $27.99
Me and You and Everyone We Know is $17.47
Undead is $25.18
Veronica Mars: Season One is $39.99
Bridge of San Luis Rey is $18.74
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is $16.99
Hondo: SE is $10.49
(H to the) IZO: SE is $26.96
South Park: Season Six is $29.99
Fresh Prince: Season Two is $22.99
Imagining Argentina is $22.49
11:14 is $17.97
Z-Channel is $17.49