If you happen to just skim through my comments, make sure to check out the Bargain Bin. This week heralds the arrival of yet another 20% off Deepdiscountdvd.com sale, which should cause a flurry of spending for some of you. Additionally, Amazon.com has a small sale on some great Collections (John Wayne, TMNT, and Lethal Weapon). Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Male Pattern Badness

Any way you slice it, Rob Cohen’s Stealth is one of the best bad movies of the year. Dave wholeheartedly mentions the nagging paradoxical equation of such a film in his review. Although like the thoroughly so-bad-it’s-good antics of xXx: State of the Union, Stealth knows what it is and proceeds to pummel the holy hell into you – via ‘splosions, light speed hyper-edits, and a nü-metal rock score. The hilariously thin plot has a trifecta of perfectly chiseled ‘Pilots’ – Josh Lucas, Jamie Foxx, and Jessica Biel – making some headroom for their new fly-mate, the sentient flying machine codenamed EDI. Of course, the Navy, under the guise of Green Apple eating Sam Shepard (who curiously seems to be enjoying crunching away while implausibility rages around him), puts all of its eggs in one basket for their excitement and breathless anticipation about blowing a hell of a lot of terrorists sky-high. Expect that lighting strikes twice, once in the form of the weather turning the EDI into a killing machine, hell-bent on making its own orders, and the other in the form of rallying the troops against him in a slo-mo montage. That should get your juices flowing, especially if your motivations while watching Biel frolic underneath a Taiwanese waterfall were entirely suspect. So, off our Pilots go, up against the EDI in the wild blue yonder, armed with enough missiles to make your own crotch rocket shrivel up in fear and respect. Cohen and company mean business, and if you’re not sufficiently entertained (or repulsed from the lack of geographical coherency in the film), then check your pulse: you’re dead.

A Harnessing Speed documentary, the music of Stealth featurette, 2 MX Multi Channel features (Escape from Alaska: Explosion – Multi-Angle Feature and Welcome to Alaska: Scene Comparison), 2 scene deconstructions (Detailed and Declassified: Kara’s Fall and Detailed and Declassified: The Big Suck Previews), on top of the music video for Incubus’ ‘Make a Move‘ highlight a relatively weak series of Special Features on a film that audiences unnecessary shunned away. Additionally, note that the UMD for Stealth includes: everything above and 3 levels of the PSP game WIPEOUT PURE.

gas + car = expensiveMadagascar is Dreamworks’ best effort to date. That’s probably because of the goddamned Penguins, who steal the ball and run it down for the three-point conversion of hilarity. It’s also their least pop-cultured gag fest, so that’s saying something. In New York’s Central Park Zoo, Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock) is having a mid-animal crisis, just as his friends – Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer), and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) – are settling into their digs for the long haul to mediocrity. The crisis forces Marty to do the unthinkable; escape to the wild for a chance at freedom in a land of little tykes prodding and pulling and being real monsters, just like your own! The Penguins, however, have a different plan, and it involves getting themselves shipped off to their own pre-supposed paradise: Antarctica. And they manage to do it as well, in one of my favorite one-liners of the year. The three friends, meanwhile, find themselves on an uncharted Island lorded upon by the Lemur King (Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Ali G). It’s within all of this inspired lunacy that some great moments emerge (the least of all being an American Beauty reference in a PG film, which is odd enough as is), from Alex learning to control his meaty urges (something most Men still need to do) to a rousing rendition of a song you thought was quite dead and buried, but still makes a fun dance party. The Penguins manage to emerge as one of the better aspects of this fairly entertaining film, and one look at the extras shows that Dreamworks and the big K (no, not Heroin) understand that.

A commentary track (directors Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell), "Penguin Chat" – The Penguins give you their unique take on the film via commentary over their scenes (8:42mins), 4 featurettes (Meet the Cast, Behind the Crates, The Tech of Madagascar, and Enchanted Island), some outtakes, "The Penguins in A Christmas Caper" – short film as seen in cinemas, some Dreamworks Kids features ("I Like To Move It, Move It" Music Video, Games and Activities including "Foosa Wack" and "Learn to Draw!", DVD-ROM Content including printables, and Help the Penguins "Crack the Code" for a special surprise), Cast, Filmmakers and Production Notes, some galleries, and a special Easter Egg of the Technical reel awaits you.

Skeleton Key!I read an early draft of Ehren Kruger’s The Skeleton Key as it was being casted many moons ago and it was a standard thriller, steeped in this New Orleans atmosphere that was undeniably scary, intentional or not. However, word on the street is that the movie fails to inspire much of anything. Except your typing fingers, which should be used to tell a scary Ghost story in CHUD’s own Skeleton Key Contest (click here to win some goodies). The supernatural thriller has Kate Hudson wafting brick dust around her dwelling place in order to cast away the devilish spirits intent on inflicting some R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps on her acne-free skin. Her Caregiver is assigned to look after the aging William Hurt (presumably still recovering from Aliens popping out of his chest). Resigned to an almost invalid state, Hudson slowly comes to realize just how and why he’s been mysteriously banded to his chains of misfortune. While the old Ghosts of Hoodoo past (different from Voodoo in terms of minus one Robert DeNiro, Lisa Bonet, and Mickey Rouke from the equation) rear their ugly heads once again. Gena Rowlands and Peter Sarsgaard also notch some time into their acting time cards, if only to keep the story afloat and awash in some mysterious happenings around their shadowy Maison. I hear, though, that the scares just don’t add up enough to make it worthwhile, which is a shame considering all of the hard work that surely went into this film. Screw it; you probably just want to win the TV.

An Ian Softley (he made Hackers and your favorite – K-PAX!) audio commentary, some deleted scenes with optional Softley commentary, 9 featurettes (Exploring Voodoo/Hoodoo, Recipe & Ritual: Making the Perfect Gumbo, Blues in the Bayou, Kate Hudson’s Ghost Story, Plantation Life, Casting The Skeleton Key, John Hurt’s Story, A House Called Felicity, and Gena’s Love Spell), on top of Behind the Locked Door – Making The Skeleton Key make up all of the eerie extras on this disc.

EdukatorsWe all have too much shit. So thinks The Edukators, who ransack the rich and rearrange their homes and personal belongings. But instead of taking some of these rich people’s cash to give to the poor, they instead just scrawl their quasi-revolutionary message "Your days of plenty are numbered." Thankfully, they haven’t gone after your DVD collection (yet). First it starts off as two friends (one of which is that dude from Goodbye Lenin!a movie you should buy from CHUD here!) making the most of their directive until, you guessed it, a third wheel comes along in the from of a girlfriend. Somewhat standard plot machinations aside, the real trauma comes when the threesome break into a rich man’s house and he catches them in the act – of rearranging furniture, that is. Not making Scheiße videos, for shame. So the trio kidnaps him and takes their message to the streets, but the forceful pull of illicit encounters via who’s working against whom and unions that have to be shattered in order to make character development must be blossomed. But, I kid. The Edukators actually sounds like a fairly exciting film, and I missed it while it zoomed through theaters faster than my last trip to Bran town. So consider me stoked to check it out, although since it’s foreign, we’ve already lost the Southern half of the country.

No bonus features! Bumsen Sie eine Dirne von viel!

Chosen ones
Buffy fans finally get the Chosen Collection, although if you’ve already purchased all previous 7 Seasons, are you going to want to dole out your dollars for the extras on the set? You’ll get all the Sarah Michelle Gellar goodness you need, along with Joss Whedon’s unique voice through each and every episode. I knew a whole platoon of people who fawned over this show like there was no tomorrow. I was never one of them. Quite simply because I never could get into the show. I respect Whedon’s abilities as an artist to craft something that speaks to so many people on several different levels (from Whedonities to casual fans to guys looking to pick up chicks by watching the show), but Buffy just never sparked my fancy like it did yours. The musical episode surely sent some into a tizzy of excitement, while others railed about it on television message boards. Most seemed to like it well enough, I just never saw it personally to comment. Fans will be happy to relive the series in a more spiffier package, while people like me will be happy to breeze right by it on the way to picking up Delta Force‘s wonderful trilogy of tales. Everyone makes out in the end, including vampire hunters, demons, and angels.

Extras in each individually numbered boxed set include a bonus disc with a brand-new documentary – Back to the Hellmouth: A Conversation with Creators and Cast, a roundtable discussion with cast and crew, an introduction to the series with Whedon, five featurettes (Breaking Barriers: It’s Not a Chick Fight Thing, Love Bites: Relationships in the Buffyverse, Evil Fiends, Buffy: An Unlikely Role Model, and Buffy Cast and Crew: Favorite Episodes), a comprehensive book with episode listings and Buffy quotes on top of having a signed, sealed, and delivered certificate of authenticity from Whedon himself.

rearI’m weary to watch anything with Lisa Kudrow after the horribly unfunny debacle that was The Comeback (England – watch out! I hear she’s coming!). Before you accuse me of not ‘getting it’ – I got it all right, straight into comatose land. But we’re not hear to eviscerate that show, rather mention her newest collaboration with multi-hyphenate Don Roos (who made Paltrow and Afflack cry together in Bounce), bringing the duo back into Opposite of Sex territory. Using Altman tactics, in terms of intertwining relationships in a plot that most likely wouldn’t fit in this hefty chunk of text, Roos allegedly doesn’t quite get everything up to speed in Happy Endings (read Thor’s DVD review). The title refers to the welcome surprise Kudrow’s screw-buddy Javier (Bobby Cannavale) gives to all of his masseur customers and the type you wish you got last time you were down on Eldridge street. And that’s just the beginning. She’s out and about looking for her long-lost brother whom she had carnal relations with 20 years ago, spewing forth a child in the process. Rather than get rid of the incestuous spawn, Kudrow’s Mamie places it up for adoption and begins her search anew two decades later. Enter a variety of characters, ranging from Jesse Bradford (who seduced Kirsten Dunst in Bring it On) to Tom Arnold, who assures us everyday that True Lies 2 will be shooting soon. In fact, I think there’s a scene in the movie about it.

Blow your stack for audio commentary with Roos, Kudrow, and Clark Mathis, some deleted scenes with optional director commentary, some outtakes with optional commentary, a montage with optional commentary and a making-of featurette, but without optional commentary.

surely you can't be seriousThere are some movies that have a high rewatchability factor. Airplane happens to be one of them. The wacky antics of Abrahams and Brothers Zucker defined a new generation of comedy guys who would zing ‘em out with reckless abandon while your gut was left a quivering, laughing mess. Nothing seemed to be out of line for these guys – jive talkin’ Grandmas, Pilots who love Gladiator movies, even Basketball superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – as each and every comedic instance rings the bell of funny again and again and again. The lines are too many to quote, but as a farce unlike anything most people had seen before, Airplane takes on the parody genre with a certain chutzpah that leaves everyone in the dust. Poking tremendous fun at those Airport ’77 movies never felt so much fun, especially if you’ve picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue. There’s no need to be nervous either, since you’ve been nervous lots of times since then (premature as well). The one unfortunate side-effect, besides being responsible for seeing a grown man naked, is the cutesy subtitling that’s becoming all-too common for older DVDs. Not only does it almost demean our intelligence as a species, but threatens the security of the white zone for loading and unloading only, if you know what I mean. Good, because I don’t.

Leg ‘er down ‘n smack ‘em yak ‘em – with: audio commentary from Jerry and David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jon Davidson, various production interviews, Enhanced Movie Branching (Deleted Scenes, Interviews), a trivia track, and the original theatrical trailer. Not quite a Special Edition, but it’ll do.

tis a long timeCapitalizing on the Complete Series Boxed Sets, Friends – The One With All 10 Seasons arrives to steal your soul (think of that theme song!), wallet, and gentrification out of their Village apartments in Manhattan. I completely forgot that the show ran 10 seasons, as I was off doing other things like growing up, but the cast who’ve been regulated into supporting role and career stalls since the last episode dropped like Hiroshima on the public, I suppose was as good an nucleus of chemistry as they needed to be. After all, the series lead the public to understand the merits of a smelly cat, white women across the country to bob their hairdos in The Rachel, and the Tom Sellecks of the world to rejoice that they could land younger ladies named Cox. Friends had this roller coaster ride of unpredictability, rising up and down with each new season, so I wonder how many people are going to check out the seasons before Monica and Chandler started shacking up, or before Rachel and Ross started being all weird together. The sheer amount of guest stars on the show allows it to date faster than your recently-on-the-block Mom, so as a time capsule of pop-culture success, I suppose you could do a lot worse that Friends. You could be watching Joey.

If you fashion a gigantic boxed set, will they come? That’s the question being asked, and the extras include all 10 Seasons spread out over 40 GODDAMNED discs (most ever?). All have the same extras as before, but the new glittery box should have a couple of you out there salivating.

Harold!Harold Lloyd has seemingly been forgotten by the notoriously fickle public, a victim of time and circumstance while fading out for only the ticking of the clock to remember. New Line wants to change that, as they usher forth The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection (Russ’ DVD review is coming!), arguably the comedians biggest set of cinematic treats ever allowed to reach the greasy grimy hands of public consumption. Speaking of which, did you know that in 1919, Lloyd was taking some PR photos and the photographer shooting him asked if he could cockily pose next to a prop bomb with a light cigarette? Lloyd agreed, except that some genius accidentally handed the maven a real bomb and it blew up in his face. It temporarily blinded him and sent his thumb and index finger flying off, never to be reattached. As it happens, Lloyd regained his eyesight and quickly started using a new prosthetic hand. He then promptly began working to bring you some of the most awe inspiring shorts of the early part of last century. Whether you want to believe it or not, Lloyd did all of his own stunts, which required him to dangle from buildings (in the case of Safety Last!, the iconic image off of a clock face) or go up against an oncoming horde of football players in The Freshman. Lloyd’s comedic abilities were unparalleled, so inquisitive people should check this set out, like, yesterday.

Not that it matters anyway, as Lloyd is not acknowledged as much as Chaplin or Keaton are. The fact of the matter is that all three had their own respective strengths and weaknesses (although I think Chaplin is as Melville once remarked, ‘a God’). It’s just funny to me that Lloyd doesn’t get mentioned as much as he should, although now we can all rectify that with this series of thoughtfully put together shorts, features, and other tidbits from one of the countries premiere bespectacled comedic artists.

Vol OneVol Two

The Collector’s Edition comes in a 4-disc set. Volumes One through Three are available separately. Volume One comes with the films Safety Last!, Eastern Westerner, Ask Father, Girl Shy (with alternate organ score), From Hand to Mouth, The Cat’s-Paw, The Milky Way, and Why Worry?, coupled with audio commentary with Historian and all-around good guy Leonard Maltin & director Rich Correll on Safety Last! (he must be older than dirt!), the featurette "Harold’s Hollywood: Then and Now", on top of two production galleries spilled out over both discs.

Volume Two has the films Kid Brother, Bumping Into Broadway, The Freshman, Billy Blazes Esq. (with alternate organ score), Dr. Jack, Feet First, Grandma’s Boy, Now or Never, and High and Dizzy, along with audio commentary with Leonard Maltin, Rich Correll and film historian Richard Bann on The Freshman, audio commentary with Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter Suzanne Lloyd, Author Annette Lloyd and Rich Correll on Kid Brother, the featurette "Scoring for Comedy", and two production galleries on both discs.

Vol ThreeVolume Three has the shorts and films of Speedy, Never Weaken, Haunted Spooks, Hot Water (with alternate organ score), Movie Crazy, Get Out and Get Under, For Heaven’s Sake, Number Please?, A Sailor-Made Man, Among Those Present, and I Do, along with audio commentary with Suzanne Lloyd, Annette Lloyd and Rich Correll on Speedy and Haunted Spooks, the featurette "Green Acres", and two production galleries.

The Bonus Disc (available in the CE ONLY) has rare vintage interviews and home movies with Lloyd, introductions from Leonard Maltin, Tributes and interviews with family, friends and celebrities like (the immortal) John Landis, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, and Tab Hunter, some Radio shows, a Narrative chronology detailing the life and times of Lloyd hosted by Maltin, some Video biographies of many of Lloyd’s collaborators and stars in the Golden Age of cinema, the Harold Lloyd Academy Award speech, USC’s Delta Kappa Alpha tribute to Lloyd hosted by Jack Lemmon and Steve Alten, some 3-D photos taken by Lloyd himself (glasses includes), some photo and publicity galleries, and a production gallery.

That’s some intensive extras, so Lloyd fans should be rising in their pants right now.

Tuesday also has these items, so stock up before Armageddon comes and takes away all of your beloved AC/DC power. Note that the Monty Python Boxed Set is just a repacking of And Now For Something Completely Different/Holy Grail/Baron Munchausen, so if you’ve already got ‘em, you probably shouldn’t bother. Also check out Wade’s DVD review of Fantasy Island here, since he’s been knocking reviews out of the park for James Earl Jones’ dog to find.

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Yes!Next year (1.10.06 to be precise), one of the best films of the year – The Constant Gardner – pulls up and proceeds to get political on your sorry assess. From the director of the stunningly sophisticated head-wallop that was City of God (which played at the Angelika for almost 365 awesome days) comes the John Le Carré filmic adaptation of two participants – one willing, one unwilling – in a global conspiracy involving death, drugs, and corruption. First off, make sure to read Devin’s interviews with Actor Ralph Fiennes (here) and Rachel Weisz (here). Director Fernando Meirelles continues in the mold of God, in terms of using the same cinematographer and crew, bringing forth the same immediate urgency involved in each story. But that’s where their similarities end, as Meirelles allows Fiennes, Weisz, and the awesome Danny Huston to permeate the story with their own talents as the Government paperwork noose slowly finds its way slipping around their tangled relationship.

There are gigantic corporations with their hands seedily in pharmaceutical deals regarding HIV positive patients, U.N. Aid shipments that are turned into blood baths from local tribesman, and a woman who wants to smash everything apart in whatever way possible (it involves hurting some people, I tell you that). Only problem being is that she’s the wife of a local politician herself, and things can get a little tricky when you go up against the ones who feed you. Meirelles balances a very fine line between political intrigue and enlightenment at the expense of what’s going on outside of our own bubble (most of us don’t even leave our computer stations, other than to get a coffee or a nice big piece of sodomy), so consider The Constant Gardner as one of the best films of the year and it’ll consider you a good person to know. At least I will.

Extras are still being decided, but expect three features – Embracing Africa: Filming in Kenya – Director Fernando Meirelles and lead cast members discuss the various challenges and personal experiences that resulted from shooting this film in Kenya, Africa, John le Carré: From Page to the Screen – Novelist John le Carré and director Fernando Meirelles discuss the ways in which this critically acclaimednovel was translated to the big screen, and Anatomy of a Global Thriller: Behind the Scenes of The Constant Gardener, as well as some deleted and extended scenes. Not really a Special Edition, but just enough to make these extras somewhat worthwhile.

Cheesy ProofsBefore the great Miramax dump-off of 2005, Proof was ostentatiously a best picture lock. Well, suddenly it’s come and gone. Where you there when it played your local picture house? Fret not, dear reader, as Proof sees a digital dubbing on Valentine’s Day 2006, right in time for you to cozy up to your own girlfriend/boyfriend/Cabilos and check out the filmic adaptation of the hit Broadway play. Thankfully, for those adverse to music numbers, the film has none (that I know of), rather a virtual plethora of Hopkins/Paltrow/Gyllenhaal/Davis expounding on a life’s worth of love, loss, and crazy talk. See, Hopkins is Hope Davis and Paltrow’s father, the type of professor who is not only brilliant, but mentally unstable. Reminds me of some of those who write for this site! However, she must "come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity." Now, I don’t know if that seals the deal for some of you, but when a good old box of insanity arrives at chez Todd, I take the time to unwrap and destroy the hell out of it. Good times. Additionally, Paltrow powers up (+2) with her Shakespearian director John Madden (coincidentally not the one some of you are thinking of), who was sure to regale her of the time he had eighteen billion heart attacks while working with Nicholas Cage. What a trooper.

Expect audio commentary with Madden, some deleted scenes with optional commentary, and a featurette – "From Stage to Screen: The Making of Proof", along with one of the most bland Cover Art jobs of the year. Good show!

RoarWhen the kids used to tease me back in – wait a second, used? I should say just the amount of ribbing (not for my pleasure) I received in High School was more than my fair share of awfulness. Don’t worry, though, they’ll get theirs. What I should have said, or done for that matter, is gone out to live with fucking Grizzly Bears in the Alaskan wild. In that case, I might have gotten the much needed Franklin res-pe-ct I’ve so coveted since birth (do it for Devin’s positive review right here). One man did exactly that, and he needs a statue to laud his accomplishments. However, he’s dead. So, let that be a lesson to all who wish to living with the fucking Grizzly Bears: you’ll die. End of story. Werner Herzog focuses his wondrous roving eye on the man whose story I semi-recounted above: Timothy Treadwell. Periodically, he’d venture into the wilderness to study these beasts of fur and teeth, only to find some sort of peace from being the craziest motherfucker walking the woods (besides the Yeti). And as I mentioned, he and his girlfriend were savagely mauled (to death!) by a rogue Bear presumably working for Universal’s newly created genre unit. Herzog’s films have always centered around the utmost interesting edges humans summarily find themselves coming into, and Grizzly Man is no exception.

Expect production interviews with Herzog and a making-of (music session edition). More extras are forthcoming. Check back later!

Finally, the following is to get everyone sufficiently lubed and ready for next weeks’ gigantically awesome release of King Kong. The only edition you’ll want is the Collector’s Edition Tin (CHUD’s DVD review is coming eventually!), and here is its goodness spilled out for all to see. Click on the gorgeousness to pre-order, retail will set you back a measly $25.99 (free shipping!). A good investment that requires absolutely no chest-beating, unless you want to.

Kong Tin!

Does it have English subs?

deep deep downFrom the director of Dog Soldiers comes The Descent, the tale of a group of young nubile girls who seek forth adventure from cave spelunking (not in the Batman/Bale way, though). It’s within this recent expedition that the group finds themselves trapped, and of course, a hungry cannibalistic force (is there any other kind? – don’t answer that) is out for its feeding time. What must they do? If you said "die!", you’ve got some problems, but if you said "survive!", you’re most likely qualified to watch this flick. Some of you might even have wondered that the plot sounds conspicuously similar to that of the Cole Hauser/Piper Perabo legacy of The Cave, which has a group of multi-national spelunkers battling an evil force of creatures by famed designer Patrick Tatopoulos. Okay, so they do sound alike, although one is entirely a British production and the other one of Lakeshore. Also you could argue that one is as B a movie that you can get with (it’s easy, come January), and supposedly, the other is something of true horrific greatness, peppered with enough scares to fully satiate all of your ghastly dreams of late.

Audio commentary by the Director (Neil Marshall) on one track, commentary by Marshall and crew on the other, a making-of featurette, some extended scenes, some outtakes, a scene and storyboard comparison, cast and crew biographies, a stills gallery and the film’s original theatrical trailers await. This is a Region 2 PAL release require a Region Free DVD player, fool.

CrimewaveA long time ago, Sam Raimi made a critically beloved film called Crimewave. Now, if you’ve read If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor by The Chin (purchase the great CHEAP novella from CHUD here!), you’ll know that Bruce recounts his tale of making the film with such gusto, it’s impossible to put the sucker down. It’s been long shunned by Raimi himself (arguably since he’s onto bigger and better 0’s after the commas), but now the digital Zeus’ of the world have united to bring you this Triton-spear of excitement. Working together with the Cohen Brothers for the first time (they’d soon collaborate on countless other items, drawing inspiration from one another), Raimi tells the tale of a Security Guard on Death Row who recounts the story of how he got there and the two Exterminators (one of them the formerly great Brion James) who framed in the process. Using slapstick antics, creative camera angles, and allegedly the longest chase through a set of doors in cinema’s history, Raimi uses his roots to craft the zany tale, including using The Chin as one of the films costars. Interested?

This is the one of the first times that the film will be presented in its proper aspect ratio (1.85:1). There are no other extras. This is a Region 0 NTSC release.

What can I say, I’m a blast from the past!

This is where you should catch up on items that have come and gone. Sporting a bad blonde mohawk is optional.

11/08: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(Dave’s DVD review), The
Devil’s Reject’s: Director’s Cut
, Beavis and Butt-Head Volume One
(some of these episodes are edited),
Edward Scissorhands: 10th Anniversary Edition, Christmas with the Kranks, Après Vous, Ducktales:
Volume One
CHUD’s DVD review is forthcoming), Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers Volume One (CHUD’s DVD review is forthcoming), Live 8, The Missouri Breaks, Burn!,
Fugitive Kind, Pickpocket: Criterion Collection,
Criterion Collection
, Jumanji: Deluxe
, Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi High, Cronicas,
Yes, Remington Steele: Season Two, Warner
Brothers Holiday Classics Collection
, and La Dolce Vita: Deluxe
. Read last weeks’ Special Edition before vomiting all over
yourself right here.

11/01: Star Wars: Episode III, Millions,
of the Worlds
Office Space – Special Edition with Flair!, The Perfect Man, Aliens of the Deep
(CHUD’s DVD review is forthcoming), Adventures of Pete and Pete – Season
, 21 Jump Street – Season Four, Two for the Road,
Robert Rodriquez Mexico Trilogy, Heights, Star
Trek: Enterprise Season Four
, Golgo 13, Sex and the
City: Complete Series
, Brat Pack Collection, Outer
(1995), Hammet, Warning Shot, Steve
McQueen Box Set
, and War of the Worlds: Complete First Season.
This Special Edition is over two weeks old, thus making it eligible for Social
Security in Internet terms.

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It’s time once again for deepdiscountdvd.com’s annual 20% sale, which is good for EVERYTHING (except pre-orders, of course). The sale runs through 11/19 (sadly, no War of the Worlds, Kong, or Ran: Criterion – shit, shit, shit) and should help some of you out for the Holidays.

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Happy Endings is $17.34
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Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection is $63.29 (
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Firefly is $29.27

Madagascar is $14.99
Stealth is $14.99
Skeleton Key is $14.99

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Gone with the Wind: Collector’s Edition is $19.96
Lethal Weapon Collection is $19.97
John Wayne Signature Collection is $19.97