When you take a short break, getting back into the swing of things is almost like riding a bicycle. If it happens to be careening at unsafe speeds and on fire. Coincidentally, that also reminds me of the lighthearted tale in which I was conceived, but that’s for another column all together.


In Utero

TRISTRAM GOODProlific Director-cum-sleep deprived homme Michael Winterbottom has already made three movies in the time it takes you to read this. Two movies ago he happened to shepard Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (read Devin’s review within a review here), and it was, as our defeated German friends say: großartig. Filming Laurence Sterne was almost a damned near impossible task (as those with Kindergarten reading levels will notice that he barely gets to his placenta-filled spawning through pages upon pages), but Winterbottom and his stars manage to mold the tummy tickling Britishness into unparalleled levels. There’s the primary duality of stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, for whom without their patented brand of relief we’d be lesser humans than we already are – their chemistry is so palpable it vibrates your khakis. Adroitly swapping times and places easier than your fumbled conquests, the gentlemanly times here may seem confusing, since Winterbottom shifts between the filming of the novel, the quasi-representation of novel itself (for the purists out there, most of it is not onscreen), and the ‘real’ world all in between. But Tristram Shandy’s not rocket-science to keep a hold of; it’s splendidly meta, imploding upon all.

Have a sexual thing for Gillian Anderson – with:
- Audio commentary with Coogan and Brydon
- An extended interview with Coogan conducted by Tony Wilson (24 Hour Party People)
- Some deleted scenes
- Scene extensions
- Behind-the-scenes footage
- Theatrical trailer


RISK THISVerhoven isn’t back for Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction. Let that sink in. Instead, Sharon Stone, pretty much all of her (minus Lilly Tomlin), puts on her softcore shoes against the ribald miscalculated adventures of her conniving Catherine Tramell for the sequel, some 14 years after its original events transpired and burned selected scenes into the retinas of prepubescent Man. Transporting her sultry self to London, Stone’s future prey molds into that of psychiatrist David Morrissey and Scotland Yard’s own David Thewlis (surely cashing a paycheck), both attempting to figure out the mysterious events of a Football player’s demise. Step back for a moment and let’s pretend to be fake adults here. The only remote reason I can see someone actually walking into a store and picking up this DVD is for the nudity. I can even fathom someone justifying the built-in potential to this, anyone who does would be fooling themselves. Like a train wreck where the conductor is butt ass naked, Basic Instinct 2 derails somewhere in between post-mature and clichéd city. Neither allow for your steadfast return.

Even Oedipus didn’t see his mother coming – with:
- The patented Rated and Unrated versions, combining a half-shot of a breast with one full shot of the eye-gouge.
- Audio commentary with Director Michael Caton-Jones (Rob Roy)
- 10 deleted scenes with optional Caton-Jones commentary
- Featurette: Between the Sheets
- Alternate ending
- Previews


HOME ALONEJoe Dante’s recent Masters of Horror episode, Homecoming, managed to elevate itself from the rest of the muddled attempts. Steeped heavily in political allegory, the script, from Sam Hamm no less, manages to be both ridiculous and comedic, one of the better shorts of the conflicting series. It should easily divide no less than half our country, as the plot has recently deceased Iraqi soldiers rising from the dead. And casting their vote for the opposition party. While Zombies have successfully infiltrated our national nightmare, Republican operatives David Murch and Ann Coulter clone Jane Cleaver team up (and under the sheets) to fight back and Swift Boat these spawns of Satan to their rightful place. Stylistically speaking, it packs no greater a punch than George Romero’s recent Land of the Dead, with both imparting their message that most of the time is a bit too heavy handed. Those without the ability to gauge between fact and fiction will have a hell of a time railing against this one, since brushing it off delegates their responsibilities as terrible people.

Vote or DIE – with:
- Audio commentary with Sam Hamm
- The Dead Come Marching – an Interview with Joe Dante
- 3 featurettes (Working With A Master: Joe Dante, Behind The Scenes: The Making of Homecoming, and an archival one: Fantasy Film Festival: Mick Garris Interviews Joe Dante)
- 3 more interviews (with Jon Tenney, Robert Picardo, and Thea Gill)
- A Joe Dante biography
- DVD-ROM features (Screenplay, Original story "Death and Suffrage" by Dale Bailey, and a Screensaver)
- Stills gallery
- Trailers


ARGHXXXWhen sinking over $3 million into a porn film, you’re going to want outs of the monetary variety. Therefore, one option is to submit your film to the MPAA, and see what kind of cuts they request (while trying not to picture a group of shadowy unknowns focusing on beans and franks pulsating a slimy bun) – promptly taking those petitions and cutting the lot of ‘em. Thus almost ends the tale of Pirates, the xXx-rated knock-off with heavily tattooed Pornstars thrusting and parrying into orgasmic destiny. The original film, which I am sure multiple amounts have stumbled across, is a well-shot piece of excrement that couples terrible acting with horrendous special effects (the CGI’ed digital skeletons have a tinge of haphazard slaphappy to them, much like what you’ll be doing). Keeping those two items in check is the easy part as the filmmakers have exercised all of the Family Research Council’s beloved porn to bring this Frankenstein monster of softcore proportions. Now, in its R-rated incarnation (dropping to 85 minutes from 128!), you can stumble all over again onto the legendary shenanigans of an over-the-top one eyed shifty Pirate and the hunter who, uh, hunts him. Breaks are needed to escape into the land of softly lit ecstasy, so just make sure to keep the volume at low so the ‘rents and your dignity doesn’t know what’s going on.

Be a Girl from Penlochrie – with:
- Visual FX Making-of
- Biographies (love those titles!)
- Bloopers
- Safely edited trailers


GRAND PRIXJohn Frankenheimer did something unexpected when creating the trials and tribulations of Formula One racers for Grand Prix (read my DVD review). He strapped his 65mm Cinerama camera onto the chassis of the car and let the centrifugal force do the rest. The result is a stylistic propulsion of amazement, almost unparalleled until Frankenheimer drafted up a new kind of car chase with his exemplary Ronin. The same can’t be said of the dramatic sequences in the film, as racers James Garner, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford, and Antonio Sabàto bump into one another with ferocity and unbalanced success. Their lives off of the heated asphalt are trifling as the uncharacteristically underdeveloped drama contends with clinging photojournalists, spurned wives, and even the occasional redub (character actor Paul Frees does a slight injustice to Toshirô Mifune). The main crux of the story is still those spectacular racing sequences, and for that, Grand Prix becomes one of the better movies about racing ever created.

Be a terrible broadcaster – with:
- A new digital transfer from restored 65mm elements with a soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
- Pushing the Limit: The Making of Grand Prix - 40th Anniversary making-of documentary
- 4 featurettes (Flat Out: Formula One in the Sixties, The Style and Sound of Speed, Brands Hatch: Behind the Checkered Flag, and Grand Prix: Challenge of the Champions)
- A Speed Channel promotional video
- Theatrical trailer


WTFGaby Dellal’s On a Clear Day doesn’t seem quite engaging. Albeit somewhat interesting, as the incredibly good character actor Peter Mullan (Session 9, Young Adam) loses his job working the docks in Glasgow. Forced into a great depression, Mullan’s Frank applies for unemployment benefits and sulks around to the dismay of everyone. But the spark hits when one of his friends suggests that he swim the entire 21 miles of the English channel and the seed is summarily planted. Getting mixed reviews across the spectrum, word is that the drama isn’t engrossing enough or captivating of its successive entanglements. Largely representational of its success is mostly due to Mullan’s abilities to keep you fixated on what he does, along with his gruff Scotsman accent that would send the Anglo and the Saxtons backpedaling into the drink. But I myself still can’t seem to muster much enthusiasm for a movie about a man who swims (unless that man is Burt Lancaster) – although I might be persuaded if there are copious amounts of explosions and hardcore sperm whaling. That I can get into.

Fall off your bike – with:
- Nothing!


WEEDZContinuing on with our semi-stilted discussion of buoyant actors, the only reason I could truly get into the waffling Weeds was that of the tremendous presence of Mary Louise Parker. The woman is a godsend – see Nichols’ splendiferous Angels in America for proof of the 200 kind. Enrapturing Weeds’ plot, which is centered around Parker’s husband prematurely dying and leaving her and her kids with a large financial burden, the show attempts to find out if a Mom can lecture her kids with a DARE mantra while also slinging hashish on the side. Parker’s subtly nuanced performance unmasks decades of us ignoring her, but no more. Her Nancy Botwin is a fully realized force of motherly intentions. While Weeds: The Complete First Season is mostly hit or miss for myself, her rock makes most of it worthwhile. I for one will continually be singing her praises as long as she keeps bringing the noise and the funk to great acting levels.

Have cybersex with a 15-year old deaf girl – with:
- Audio commentary on 6 episodes with Cast & Crew
- A Marijuana Mockumentary – Smoke and Mirrors
- Smokey Snippets: outtakes
- Agrestic Herbal Recipes
- Original Showtime featurettes
- Music video


Warner Brothers continues to deliver their unofficial mantra of giving the people what they want (absolutely anything they want) with this recent batch of semi-retarded comedies: Night Shift and Wildcats. Ron Howard’s 1982 film has the Winkler being a late-night morgue attendant to Micheal Keaton’s seminally strange, yet comical Billy Blaizejowski. The film, as I recall, was always on, but I seem to remember it being a half-hearted attempt of enjoyableness thrown up onto the wall with not much sticking. As for Goldie Hawn’s Wildcats, the only thing my feeble brain can trudge up is the memories of Hawn taking over the team not knowing much (on top of a former professor at my school having written it). There was that horrendous end rap, but then you can’t fault LL Cool J, Snipes, or even Woody Harrelson for showing up and being bested by Hawn’s mugging for the camera, especially with Michael Ritchie (Bad News Bears) at the helm. And yes, I know there are those who hold the movie in high esteem, but my own seems to be chugging along wanting the chuck out its memory.

NIGHTSHIFTWILDCATZ


Is this a great country or what? – with:
- Widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio (Night Shift)
- Training montage music video (Wildcats)
- Cast & Crew filmographies (Wildcats)
- Theatrical trailer (Wildcats)


YI YIEdward Yang’s Yi Yi (A One and a Two) is a tour de force of deceivingly complex emotions, each one prodding your own with its inherent power. Simplistic in design, Yang’s story is a cross-section of familial life, from the questions pondered when things don’t work out as well to the ones shared in joy. Yang’s Jian family has to cope with the sudden development of bankruptcy and the deteriorating health of wife Min-Min’s own Mother. What occurs are the unfiltered conversations struck up between those seeking companionship, ones that reverberate beyond the topical entertainment in today’s own world. Yang’s probing neoteric creation almost feels too intimate at times (eavesdropping is a watchword you’ll probably equate some moments to), but under his spell it nevertheless retains its beauty and emotional punch. At a scant three hours, Yi Yi is never bulging, almost a necessity in expanding your own world view.

Why is the world so different? – with:
- A new, restored high-definition transfer
- Commentary by writer-director Edward Yang and noted Asian-cinema critic Tony Rayns
- New video interview – Everyday Realities – with Rayns about the "New Taiwanese Cinema" movement
- Booklet with a new essay by Kent Jones and notes by writer-director Edward Yang
- U.S. Theatrical trailer


SHERLOCK HOLMES I was remiss weeks prior to not include The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection, which is a little hefty for its price. Lovingly restored by the cinephiles at the UCLA Film & Television Archives, every one of Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock adventures is presented. Largely considered to be the penultimate cinematic incarnation, Rathbone’s legendary detective is one of wholly realized proportions. His focused eyes and relentless drive, all coupled with his simple hard-charging commanding mannerisms, have lead Rathbone to be one of the greats (although I have always been keen on Billy Wilder’s comedic Sherlock misadventure and Hammer film’s own Baskervilles). UCLA has put a lot of time and effort into this set, and it comprehensively shows. And even though most of the films themselves have limited budgets, their inventiveness is beyond compare, creating a large environment in which Rathbone could play and craft one of literary’s most endearing characters. I can’t think of a more suitable actor to play with the 7% solution, and throughout most of the films – the set includes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939), Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942), Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943), Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943), Sherlock Holmes faces Death (1943), The Pearl of Death (1944), The Spider Woman (1944), The Scarlet Claw (1944), Pursuit to Algiers (1945), Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear (1945), The Woman in Green (1945), Terror by Night (1946), and Dressed to Kill (1946) – he delivers with a thoughtfulness and a presence unusurped by most.

Elementary – with:
- All 14 Classic Films on 5 Discs
- Audio commentaries on six films, including Dressed to Kill with Actress Patricia Morison
- An Interview with Robert Gitt of the UCLA Film and TV Archive
- Footage of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Production Notes
- Theatrical Trailers


Tuesday also sniffs around with these titles. Make sure to check out Dave’s DVD review of Garden here. Any others you take on your own, so tread well and learn far.

GRILLED30 DAYZRENO 911z
Pearly whitesMURDER ROCKGARDENZ
BLAME IT ON ITKEYZ KINGDOM YORIVERZ
BRIDEZILLAKoKOBEYOND THE ROCKS



Alpha Mike Foxtrot

CRAPTASTICWolfgang Petersen’s Poseidon is one of the worst movies of the year (see Devin’s negative review). It might be the worst, but there’s a whole lotta year left to experience. Not only is it boring, trite, and incredibly clichéd beyond all belief, there is no character development (Dreyfuss’ gay character wants to die until a gigantic fucking wave comes, then he suddenly wants to live. ‘xcuse me while I kiss the sky?). Actors move from action sequence to set piece, awash in thoroughly forgettable events. From the opening moments where Josh Lucas jogs alongside a haphazardly rendered Nintendo 3-D (just a step up from the red of doom) to the end, where the blood flows freely and your emotions do not, Poseidon swiftly manages to spend an entire two hours throwing its apathetic blanket on you. As the boat plunges below, in turn so do we the audience, not caring if anyone lives or dies. Checking your watch becomes like second nature during the statistically telegraphed death scenes. Do yourself a favor and enjoy the pain come 8.22.06.

You have to be lucky – with:
- Poseidon: A Ship on a Soundstage – The Complexities of Making a Modern Adventure Movie
- Theatrical Trailer

On the 2-disc Special Edition, you’ll also get:
- Poseidon: Upside Down – A Unique Set Design Chronicle
- A Shipmate’s Diary: A Film School Intern’s Experiences on the Set (hopefully the Intern learned what makes a good movie)
- The History Channel Documentary Rogue Waves: Explore the mystery of this powerful phenomenon on nature


THANKSMy roommate’s parents called him up one day and said: “there was this young guy on CNN talking about how he went about and raised all this money for his debut feature. He said it was fairly easy. Now he’s a Director.” Well, you see, said my roommate, “that guy was Jason Reitman, son of Ivan. You know the Director of Kindergarten Cop and Ghostbusters. It’s not like he didn’t know anyone.” And thus begins some backstory on Jason’s adaptation of Christopher Buckley’s acidic Thank You for Smoking. Filling in his cast with the likes of Aaron Eckhart, Robert Duvall, J.K. Simmons, Maria Bello, Katie Holmes, Sam Elliot, William H. Macy, the ever-present Cameron Bright, and even an on-the-nose Rob Lowe as a Hollywood uber-agent, Reitman’s film is a tongue-in-cheek romp through the bowels of hell, from a different perspective. Eckhardt’s Tobacco lobbyist, Nick Naylor, is not quite scum of the Earth but he’s reamed it close. Years of listening to his own yapping mouth have sullied it against the forces of destiny, and with it comes his own comeuppance – through the form of humanity. Reitman uses a fully loaded arsenal of bon mots and hilarious situations a’plenty, each one interlocking into the other for maximum effect. Thank You for Smoking arrives on 10.03.06, so make sure to put it on your must-see list.

Blow up in an all oxygen environment – with:
- Extras TBA at a later date.


PROP THISEveryone told me to see The Proposition. In turn, I then ignored them. Then the clamoring got so large and loud that it was impossible to ignore. I don’t know what happened in between, but I missed it at theatres; I suck. Expect that to be instantly rectified on 9.19.06, a day that will surely live in Western infamy. Nick Cave’s script delves into Cain & Able territory, where Guy Pearce’s Charlie Burns (read Devin’s interview with him) is given the ultimatum – hunt down and murder his brother (the overlooked character actor Danny Huston) and his other brother Mike will be saved from the dangling rope. Director John Hillcoat (read Devin’s interview with him here), who allegedly washes the film in a mixture between unforgiving desert and what pregnant women eat, serves the story by paying homage to its forefathers – names like Leone and Peckinpah. Cave, who also contributes the lyrical score, expands his favorite themes of dour proportions and it all ends up being quite good. Or so I’ve heard. I cannot wait to see this.

Be a misanthrope – with:
- Audio commentary with Hillcoat and Cave
- Featurettes on the story, the script, the filming, etc.
- Research and historical features
- Photo gallery
- Theatrical trailer


So here I was minding my own business, browsing through Variety’s signature VB Magazine and what do I stumble upon? Pre-release art work (keep in mind that it is incredibly tentative) for the soon-to-arrive James Bond Ultimate Editions. Word is that they’ll be using their charms come the time of Casino Royale, but only time will tell. Here’s a quick sneak peak at what to expect, and yes, it looks like it’s going to be unleashed in two volume sets.




Your Mother

BEOWULF Really, if we have to discuss Beowulf’s plot here, we’re sunk. Instead of snoozing through it through grade school (to which I advise – pick it up again. You’ll find new treasures to unlock and appreciate) you can now have the cinematic forces of dueling projects take hold. While Robert Zemeckis’ all-star completely go-motion capture film is many moons away, the first film to see the light of audience day was Beowulf & Grendel. It’s a foreign production where Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir plays Sea-Hag. I think that might be reason enough. For those not sold, there’s Gerard Butler as the titular battling hero, awash in his epic battle against Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson’s Grendel. Stellan Skarsgård even shows up, a pre-requisite due to his contract with God, this time as King Hrothgar. Word has been seemingly mixed, although Russ was smitten with its steel in his Toronto coverage here, so use your opinionator 3000 machine wisely.

Shield had a Son – with:
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
- Anamorphic Widescreen

This is a Region 3 NTSC DVD.


BROTHERS QUAY 2The Brothers Quay are back with an allegedly more accessible film than Institute Benjamenta. Still thoroughly slathered in surrealism, The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes retains their patented individualistic nature into the main narrative; relying heavily upon fairy tales of old, along with a dash of The Invention of Morel. The Quays glop their story – one about a young Opera singer named Malvina, her unwanted attention from the villainous Dr. Droz, and the Piano Tuner destined to save her – in both arresting visuals and a strong sense of feeling. It wouldn’t be a Quay film without experiencing it as a whole. Filmed in a gauze-esque haze of beauty, the film remains gothic, but also conflicting as a whole. Or at least that’s what advance word has been through the various reviews. One thing you can count on is the Quay’s reliance above all in demanding your full attention, their films were not meant to turn your brain off – but to live in the moment. That’s going to be hard for some.

Extras include:
- The Making-of The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes
- Unused Sequence: Droz’s Secret Flesh
- Image Gallery
- Quay Brothers Biographies
- Theatrical trailer

This is a Region 2 PAL DVD.


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7/04: The Matador, The Libertine, Stoned, and Marilyn Hotckiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School. There was no Special Edition last week.

6/20: Hills Have Eyes: Unrated (Dave’s DVD review), Syriana (Thor’s DVD review), Equinox: Criterion Collection, Night Watch, Eight Below, Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight, Modern Romance, Loved One (Ian’s DVD review), Fine Madness (Ian’s DVD review), Petulia, Omen: Collector’s Edition, Clark Gable Signature Collection (with Mogambo, San Francisco, Boom Town, Wife vs. Secretary, Dancing Lady, and China Seas), Superboy: Season One, Superman: Animated Series: Season Three, Lois & Clark: Season Three, Justice League: Season Three, Lady and the Tramp II, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape: SE, NewsRadio: Season Four, and the Charlie Chan Collection. Read the old and withered Special Edition right here.

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Creature what is it that you want?

GREMLINS DOSEven though an ancient curse has probably doomed us all (my money’s on the Apophis), let’s continue to be complacent. And sinisterly silent. If you feel the urge to type something; exploding your hatred, anger, and whatever spite you have left directly to my inbox, do it. Do it now. Grandpa Fred sends his thanks.

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Next week gets doused with Amazing Stories: Complete First Seasons, Adventures of Brisco Count