Saturday, November 25, 2006
EA's 'The Rise of the Witch King' Review!
- Xoanon @ 23:22 PST
Mrcere writes: LOS ANGELES – Let me make this really easy for you: If you have played EA Game’s “Battle for Middle-earth II” and enjoyed it even moderately, the new expansion “The Rise of the Witch King” is spectacular! If you haven’t played it, you may find like I did, that crawling into Middle-earth in a game format is immensely fun and contains more of the ‘feel’ of Tolkien’s works that you thought possible. [More]
Friday, November 24, 2006
- Xoanon @ 11:14 PST The Sideshow office and the Customer Service department will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. The Customer Service staff will begin returning calls and emails on our next business day, Monday, November 27th. Happy Holiday to our U.S. collectors! For international collectors, we have set up a few exciting contests and promotions this weekend, so be sure to stay tuned to our Holiday News Headquarters for all the fun! WAIT LISTS Our WAIT LIST is an additional service that we provide to our customers. Please follow this link for more information on our wait list reservation notification and fulfillment. STOCK STATUS LOW QUANTITIES ALERT - These items are below 200 pieces left and are anticipated to sell out soon. King Kong Armature replica SHIPPING STATUS FOR THE U.S./INT'L WAREHOUSE NOW SHIPPING SHIPPING STATUS FOR THE EU WAREHOUSE NOW SHIPPING
SIDESHOW LOTR UPDATE 11/24/2006
The Sideshow office and the Customer Service department will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. The Customer Service staff will begin returning calls and emails on our next business day, Monday, November 27th. Happy Holiday to our U.S. collectors! For international collectors, we have set up a few exciting contests and promotions this weekend, so be sure to stay tuned to our Holiday News Headquarters for all the fun!
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Monday, November 20, 2006
DVD Tuesday: Grinch, Alias, Ali G
- Xoanon @ 18:56 PST
Abbott & Costello in Hollywood / Lost in a Harem: Buzz (Bud Abbott) and Abercrombie (Lou Costello) work in a Tinseltown haircut salon where they usually just take a little off the side. But why not take 10% off the top instead? So the fellas become movie talent agents, setting in motion the lights-camera-comedy antics of Abbott and Costello in Hollywood, including Costello being mistaken for a prop dummy during the filming of a saloon brawl, Bud and Lou coping with insomnia, and a pursuit finale in the cars and on the tracks of a roaring roller-coaster. You'll also find Lost in a Harem. Locked in is more like it, as the two land in the hoosegow twice, where their timing, repartee and monkeyshines shine. Douglas Dumbrille plays the evil potentate who uses hypnosis against the boys ? making this a tale of Arabian daze and nights. The grand wazir orders you to watch!
Alias: Complete Fifth Season: For seven years, Sydney Bristow believed she was working for a covert branch of the CIA, named SD-6. However, when she tells her fiance of her job, Arvin Sloane, head of SD-6 and an old family friend, has him murdered. With this life-shattering event, Sydney learns not only that SD-6 is a mercenary group of terrorists, but that her father, too, works for SD-6. Sydney then works with the CIA as a double agent, trying to bring down SD-6 with her father, a second double. This is only the beginning of a path of betrayal, murder, lies, and disbelief. Sydney Bristow pushes through trials of love, learns the truth about her mother, loses a friend in an utter form of incredulity, pitfalls herself into months of torture and puzzlement, and is tormented with countless revelations to come.
Alias: Complete Seasons 1-5: For seven years, Sydney Bristow believed she was working for a covert branch of the CIA, named SD-6. However, when she tells her fiance of her job, Arvin Sloane, head of SD-6 and an old family friend, has him murdered. With this life-shattering event, Sydney learns not only that SD-6 is a mercenary group of terrorists, but that her father, too, works for SD-6. Sydney then works with the CIA as a double agent, trying to bring down SD-6 with her father, a second double. This is only the beginning of a path of betrayal, murder, lies, and disbelief. Sydney Bristow pushes through trials of love, learns the truth about her mother, loses a friend in an utter form of incredulity, pitfalls herself into months of torture and puzzlement, and is tormented with countless revelations to come.
American Slapstick: Irreverent, anarchic, and truly American! These are the silent comedians: immigrants, outcasts and hard-up outsiders who personified the American Dream, becoming movie stars, heroes, icons. And here are their films! If you're looking for subtlety and refinement, drop this disc and run away. Inside, expect to find: exploding cars, innocent bystanders smacked in the head with hammers, underwear models chased by cross-dressing villains, auctioneers crawling across airplane wings to retrieve false teeth, memory-impaired lovers, somnambulists, drunken reprobates, deranged acrobats, and the Keystone Kops. 17 new-to-DVD silent comedy classics and archival rarities! The first film directed by Charlie Chaplin! The best film by his brother Syd--never before on home video, never on TV, never seen before now! Early screen appearances by Harold Lloyd and Stan Laurel! Billy West, The Cubic-Chaplin-Zirconia of silent film, running amok with Oliver Hardy! Landmark shorts by such comedians as Charley Chase, Snub Pollard, Billy Bevan, and Larry Semon! Sexy comedienne Frances Lee chasing her stolen nightie! PDF reprint of original 1915 Chaplin promotional book!
Another Gay Movie Uncut: In the dirtiest, funniest, most scandalous gay-teen-sex-comedy-parody ever, four gay friends make a pact to lose their virginity by the end of the summer. But that’s easier said than done, as the boys face giant sex toys, naked celebrities, masochistic teachers and an uncontrollable romance with a quiche. With a dozen jokes a minute and who’s who of gay celebrities. Another Gay Movie is a candy-colored romp where getting laid is all that matters!
Azumi: In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is AZUMI, the ultimate assassin.
Blood of the Vampire/The Hellfire Club: Blood of the Vampire: When Dr. John Pierre (Vincent Ball) is falsely accused of practising medical heresy, he is sent to a remote castle prison run by Dr. Callistratus (Donald Wolfit), a maniacal scientist who specializes in strange diseases of the blood. Aided by violent prison guards and a creepy hunchback, Dr. Callistratus proves to be much more than he seems. A moody Gothic horror film in the grand Hammer tradition, penned by famed terror scribe, Jimmy Sangster (Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula). The Hellfire Club: A rollicking swashbuckler set in the 1700s, The Hellfire Club stars Keith Michell as Jason, an adventurous young man who returns to the ancestral estate after a lengthy absence to claim his lordship, only to discover that his cousin Thomas (Peter Arne) has taken over and turned it into a lusty den of sin and inequity governed by an infamous secret society called the Hellfire Club. Directed by the legendary filmmaking team of Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman and written by Jimmy Sangster.
Blood Stains: Three bedrooms, two baths, one secret. The new woman on the block (Barbara Niven) has barely unpacked, when she learns of a grisly murder that took place right under her roof. Enter the handsome neighbor from across the street (Gary Hudson) who wants more than to borrow a cup of sugar. While he's igniting her passions, he's trying to hide that smoking gun, because the more she finds out about him, the more she's sure that new neighbors can be killers.
Boston Legal - Season 2: Ethically-challenged attorney Alan Shore, formerly of Young, Berluti, & Frutt, settles in at a wealthy and powerful firm focusing on civil cases. With some help from his friend and mentor, veteran attorney Denny Crane, Shore quickly makes his mark winning cases no one would take, often using less than honest methods. In doing so, he develops a rival in his colleague Brad Chase, who has been assigned to the office partly to keep an eye on the increasingly eccentric (and possibly senile) Denny Crane. Though his questionable conduct might make him a few enemies along the way, Alan's not one to be underestimated, nor will he let trivial things like honesty or integrity get in the way of winning a case.
Charlotte's Web Gift Set: Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Classic Comedy Teams Collection (Abbott & Costello/Laurel & Hardy/Three Stooges): THE THREE STOOGES DOUBLE FEATURE Available sundry through Saturday! Larry, Shemp and Moe are sundries salesmen in the comedy Western GOLD RAIDERS. Larry, Curly, Moe...uh-oh! They're janitors at an all-girl college in the romp MEET THE BARON, also starring Jimmy Durante. ABBOTT AND COSTELLO DOUBLE FEATURE You ought to be in pictures: Tinseltown barbers Bud and Lou take their cut as aspiring talent agents in ABBOTT AND COSTELLO IN HOLLYWOOD. Sand and silliness. The guys face an evil potentate with hypnotic powers when they're LOST IN A HAREM. LAUREL AND HARDY DOUBLE FEATURE The army's loss is our gain. Rejected by Uncle Sam, the fellas become AIR RAID WARDENS. Soup and nuts. It's a comedy banquet when Stan and Ollie play household servants in NOTHING BUT TROUBLE.
Columbo: Complete Sixth & Seventh Seasons: No description available
Criterion Coll: Double Life of Veronique: Krzysztof Kieslowski’s international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. Irčne Jacob is incandescent as both Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, purely emotional bond, which Kieslowski details in gorgeous reflections, colors, and movements. Aided by Slawomir Idziak’s shimmering cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner’s haunting, operatic score, Kieslowski creates one of cinema’s most purely metaphysical works: The Double Life of Véronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling.
Da Ali G Show: Da Compleet Seereez: This November 3rd everyone will be talking about the movie "Borat." This hilarious film (released by Fox), takes us on an adventure with the controversial Khazakhstani reporter as he travels America in search of love. Borat, born from HBO's Da Ali G Show, is a great opportunity for Da Ali G Show on DVD. Don't let your customers miss out on the opportunity to sell this DVD. We are introducing this Collector's Edition DVD which contains the complete series of HBO?s Da Ali G Show, all 12 episodes in a "blinged out" special edition box.
Devil Times Five: After their van overturns in the snowy Colorado mountains, five kids from a mental institution (including Leif Garrett) seek shelter at a fancy winter resort occupied by rich snob adults (Sorrell Booke, "Boss Hogg" from THE DUKES OF HAZZARD TV series). As it turns out, these kids are pure evil and plan to kill everyone in the house. Even when the adults discover the kids' true nature, it's too late...they're done for! The adults are murder in grisly, creative fashion. A relentlessly disturbing film. AKA: The Horrible House on the Hill, People Toys.
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist - Season Two: Meet Dr. Katz. He lives with his 20-something unemployed son, has a sullenly sarcastic receptionist who occasionally finds the time to work for him and a therapy practice where he treats dozens of the finest comedic minds of the '90s. In this second season DVD of the Emmy award-winning animated series, co-creator/star Jonathan Katz hosts the likes of Joy Behar, Garry Shandling, Steven Wright, and Sandra Bernhard, all of whom show why nitpicking, phobias and neuroses make for great comedy.
Elvis Presley - Ed Sullivan Shows: Share the excitement of Elvis Presley's earthshattering introduction to the nation in these three unforgettable episodes from The Ed Sullivan Show, now on DVD for the first time ever, and experience for yourself why Elvis became the legendary King of Rock and Roll! Appearing on the show Sept. 9, 1956, Elvis sent shock waves through a repressed nation with his soulful singing, wild hip gyrations and raw energy, attracting a record-breaking TV audience of more than 60 million people. Presley returned on Oct. 28, 1956, continuing to provoke ecstatic screams with hits such as "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender" and "Hound Dog." In fact, these exhilarating performances were so explosive that Elvis was filmed above the waist during his final Sullivan show appearance on January 6, 1957. Rockin' Special Features: A rare home movie capturing a very early Elvis performance, shot on August 7, 1955, at Magnolia Gardens near Houston, Texas Elvis and Ed remembered Elvis is on his way! Ed Sullivan Show clips Special Elvis moments including an appearance by comedian John Byner Home movies of Elvis and Priscilla, Elvis and his friends cutting up on a film set and some of the first shots of daughter Lisa Marie
Family Affair: Season 2: Family Affair was a popular situation comedy and a regular top 20 hit show produced by Don Fedderson Productions for CBS-TV during its five-year run from 1966-71. Brian Keith stars as bachelor Bill Davis, a highly-paid engineering consultant who lives in a posh Manhattan apartment with his proper English manservant, Mr. Giles French (Sebastian Cabot). Davis’ carefree existence is turned upside down when his brother and sister-in-law die suddenly in a tragic plane accident, leaving their three children orphaned. Davis becomes an instant father figure to six year-old twins, Buffy and Jody (Anissa Jones, Johnnie Whitaker) and their big sister, Cissy (Kathy Garver). In Season 2, Uncle Bill and Mr. French tell the twins tall tales about where babies come from, until Cissy steps in as the voice of reason; a famous actress wants to settle down with Uncle Bill; and Jody’s new imaginary friend causes him a great deal of trouble. Guest stars include Anna Lee, Jackie Coogan and Ann Sothern. Family Affair Season 2 contains 30 episodes on 5 discs and includes never-before-seen bonus features.
A Fish Called Wanda (Collector's Edition): Tour-de-force performances from an unparalleled comic cast highlight this much-loved hit that Roger Ebert calls "the funniest movie I have seen in a long time!" Monty Pythoners John Cleese and Michael Palin (Search For The Holy Grail, The Meaning Of Life) join Oscar(r) winner* Kevin Kline (In & Out) and Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies) in an entertainment so impeccably timed and executed that Time Magazine hailed it as: "Geniu[a film that] Redefines a great comic tradition!" Four conniving jewel thieves...three Yorkshire terriers...two heaving bosoms and one proper British barrister. It all adds up to "a non-stop barrage of...outrageous plot twists and over-the top performances" (L.A. Weekly) when a girl called Wanda (Curtis) tries to deceive her Nietzche-quoting boyfriend (Kline), an animal-loving hitman (Palin) and an embarrassment-prone counselor (Cleese) out of a fortune in jewels in this hilariously funny farce! *1988: Best Supporting Actor, A Fish Called Wanda.
Flcl:Ultimate Edition DVD Collection: Naota is a normal student living with his abnormal father and grandfather. One day, a seemingly insane girl named Haruko blazes in from out of nowhere on her Vespa, wielding an electric guitar with a buzzsaw! Haruko moves in with Naota under the pretense of being a housekeeper, but Naota knows there's something obviously strange about her. To make matters worse, large shapes are growing out of his head, hatching into large monsters that Haruko makes her mission to kill. Who is Haruko really, and what is she after? You won't find out until the end of this bizarre story.
Gonzo Vol 1: Putting the hottest titles together at one great price. Contains Desert Punk v.1 - A perv in the desert falls head over heels for the BABES in this Desert full of dung and Speedgrapher v.1 - BEAUTY survives in this decadent criminal underground where life is cheap when paid for in blood money.
Home Alone: Family Fun Edition: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!
How I Met Your Mother: Season 1: A love story in reverse: How I Met Your Mother is a fresh new comedy about Ted (Josh Radnor) and how he fell in love. When Ted's best friends Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lilly (Alyson Hannigan) decide to tie the knot it sparks the search for his own Miss Right. Helping him in his quest is his bar-hopping "wing-man" Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), a confirmed bachelor with plenty of wild schemes for picking up women. Ted's sites are set on the charming and independent Robin (Cobie Smulders), but destiny may have something different in mind. Told through a series of flashbacks, Ted recalls his single days, the highs and lows of dating and the search for true love.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (50th Birthday Deluxe Remastered Edition): Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year.
Ice Age - The Meltdown: Your favorite sub-zero heroes are back for another incredible adventure in the super-cool animated comedy Ice Age the Meltdown! The action heats up? and so does the temperature? for Manny, Sid, Diego and Scrat. Trying to escape the valley to avoid a flood of trouble, the comical creatures embark on a hilarious journey across the thawing landscape and meet Ellie, a female woolly mammoth who melts Manny's heart. With its dazzling animation, unforgettable characters and an all-new Scrat short, Ice Age: The Meltdown is laugh-out-loud fun for the whole family!
An Inconvenient Truth: Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary of the year. An audience and critical favorite, An Inconvenient Truth makes the compelling case that global warming is real, man-made, and its effects will be cataclysmic if we don’t act now. Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way: often humorous, frequently emotional, always fascinating. In the end, An Inconvenient Truth accomplishes what all great films should: it leaves the viewer shaken, involved and inspired.
Island of the Dinosaurs & The New Invisible Man: No description available
Laurel & Hardy - Air Raid Wardens / Nothing but Trouble : Whether serving their country in wartime or serving multicourse mealtime mayhem, Laurel and Hardy serve up laughs in this classic twofer. First, the nation calls out in its hour of need, Stan and Ollie answer...and Uncle Sam changes his mind. Rejected by the military, our heroes become Air Raid Wardens. Lights-out laughs include a donnybrook with slow-burn comic Edgar Kennedy and a run-in with a nest of spies. In Nothing but Trouble, the boys fuss and finagle as World War II-era domestics who rally 'round an exiled boy king when danger arises. Sam Taylor, co-director of Harold Lloyd's famed hanging-from-the-clock-high-above-city-traffic movie Safety Last!, guides this romp that includes a gem of a ledge-hanging sequence. Hold tight for fall-down funny fun.
Little Athens: A whirlwind day in the hapless lives of small town youth.
Match Game: Best of Dvd Collection: Game show in which 6 guest stars (which change from week to week) are given a humorous phrase with one word missing. The stars write down a word they think would be most appropriate for the missing word, and then two contestants try to guess what the stars have chosen. A point is given for each correct match, and the one with the most points wins.
Miracle on 34th Street: At the Macy's Department Store Thanksgiving Day parade, the actor playing Santa is discovered to be drunk by a whiskered old man. Doris Walker, the no nonsense special events director, persuades the old man to take his place. The old man proves to be a sensation and is quickly recruited to be the store Santa at the main Macy's outlet. While he is successful, Ms. Walker learns that he calls himself Kris Kringle and he claims to be the actual Santa Claus. Despite reassurances by Kringle's doctor that he is harmless, Doris still has misgivings, especially when she has cynically trained herself, and especially her daughter, Susan, to reject all notions of belief and fantasy. And yet, people, especially Susan, begin to notice there is something special about Kris and his determination to advance the true spirit of Christmas amidst the rampant commercialism around him and succeeding in improbable ways. When a raucous conflict with the store's cruelly incompetent psychologist erupts, Kris finds himself held at Bellevue where, in despair, he deliberates fails a mental examination to ensure his commitment. All seems lost until Doris' friend, Fred Gaily, reassure Kris of his worth and agrees to represent him in the fight to secure his release. To achieve that, Fred arranges a formal hearing in which he argues that Kris is sane because he is in fact Santa Claus. What ensues is a bizarre hearing in which people's beliefs are reexamined and put to the test, but even so, it's going to take a miracle for Kris to win.
O Henry's Full House: Five O' Henry stories, each separate. The primary one from the critic's acclaim was "The Cop and the Anthem". Soapy tells fellow bum Horace that he is going to get arrested so he can spend the winter in a nice jail cell. He fails. He can't even accost a woman; she (Marilyn Monroe) turns out to be a streetwalker. The other stories are "The Clarion Call" (Robertson, Widmark); "The Last Leaf" (Baxter, Peters, Ratoff), "The Ransom of Red Chief" (Allen, Levant, Aaker), and "The Gift of the Magi" (Crain, Granger).
Perry Mason: Season 1, Volume 2: Perry Mason is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling facts can be revealed. Often relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he often tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt.
Perry Mason:First Season Vol 1 & Vol: Perry Mason is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling facts can be revealed. Often relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he often tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt.
Pokemon Season 1 Box Set: Pokémon scored an immediate hit when it debuted on American TV in 1995: Adapted from a Gameboy game created by Satoshi Sajiri, the diminutive "pocket monsters" spawned a multibillion dollar franchise on both sides of the Pacific. The initial mania died down after a few years, but the games and the animated series and features have remained popular. Although it's unabashedly product-based and overly cute at times, Pokémon remains an agreeable children's entertainment that stresses friendship, perseverance, and good sportsmanship. The first broadcast season introduces the main characters and follows them through first part of the game in its original Red and Blue versions. Aspiring Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum must establish a bond with Pikachu, the ultra-cute, but initially recalcitrant "electric mouse." He leaves his home in Pallet Town and quickly befriends fellow-trainers Misty and Brock. As the trio wanders through forests and towns, Ash begins collecting Pokémon and fighting other trainers. (The fights are very tame: Pokémon faint when they're exhausted, but are never injured or killed.) The three friends also outwit inept comic villains of Team Rocket, Jesse, James, and Meowth. Ash gradually matures through his experiences: In episode 20, he learns self-sacrifice when he allows Butterfree, the first Pokémon he caught and trained, to find a mate and depart for their nesting grounds. The original motto, Pokémon Getto Daze! (Let's Get Pokémon!) became "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" and many fans are still trying to do just that, although the initial number of 151 Pokémon, has more than tripled over the years. (Unrated, suitable for all ages: cartoon violence)
Preston Sturges - The Filmmaker Collection (Sullivan's Travels/The Lady Eve/The Palm Beach Story/Hail the Conquering Hero/The Great McGinty/Christmas in July/The Great Moment): No description available
Samurai Collection Featuring Sonny Chiba: No description available
Samurai X - Complete: Nineteenth century Japan: a land torn by warfare and rebellion, where small bands of soldiers seek to overthrow the tyrannical Tokugawa Shogunate. Enter Kenshin, a young orphan whose fighting skills were honed by the great swordsman Hiko. But Kenshin’s soul is embattled much like the killing fields of Japan, with his hopes for a new world peace at odds with his life of blood and killing.
Scoop: Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman star in this hilariously twisted tale of murder and mystery. When an inquisitive college journalist (Johansson) stumbles upon new clues to a string of murders, her investigation leads directly to a handsome businessman (Jackman), who draws her in with his mysterious charm. Could a whirlwind romance with the subject of her search also become the most dangerous scoop of a lifetime? Experience the laughs in this witty new comedy that will have you guessing until the very end.
Seinfeld - Season 7: The show about nothing is finally a DVD about something. Packed with all new special features created in partnership with Jerry Seinfeld, this 4-disc set includes all 24 episodes from the seventh season. "No soup for you!" "He stole my marble rye!" "Bosco!" "Spongeworthy?" ...and nobody can forget - George gets engaged! Here's your invitation to 24 original full-length episodes of the Emmy Award-Winning Season 7 of Seinfeld. All remastered with new high definition picture and sound. In addition, there are 13 hours of exclusive never-before-seen special features from the creative talents behind the show, including all new interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander.
Slayer: Somewhere deep in the South American rain forest, an elite commando team led by lifelong friends Hawk (Casper Van Dien of STARSHIP TROOPERS) and Grieves (Kevin Grevioux of UNDERWORLD) are attacked by a brutal superhuman force: A flesh-ripping, blood-guzzling clan that hunts in packs, strikes in daylight, and won’t stay dead. The U.S. military calls them ‘a tribal anomaly’, but are they actually a horrific race of pre-Incan vampires? Six months later, Hawk must return to the jungle on a deadly new mission, this time to rescue his tough-but- beautiful scientist ex-wife (Jennifer O’Dell of THE LOST WORLD) and destroy his best friend, who may now be leading a tactical assault squad of immortal bloodsuckers out of their caves and into our world. Ray Park (X-MEN, Darth Maul of THE PHANTOM MENACE), Tony Plana (24), Danny Trejo (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) and Lynda Carter (WONDER WOMAN) co-star in this SciFi Original from Kevin VanHook, the writer/producer/director of VOODOO MOON and THE FALLEN ONES. DVD Features:Widescreen Presentation,Still Gallery,Original Production Art,Director and Actor Bio with Kevin Van Hook and Casper Van Dien,DVD Rom of Script,Photo & Concept Art Gallery
So NoTORIous - Season One: Forget everything you've ever heard about Tori Spelling. OK, maybe not everything. It’s true, her dad is the most successful TV producer of all time and she did spend a decade playing the virginal Donna Martin on his hit show "Beverly Hills 90210." But now that Tori has left that zip code and her parents' mansion behind, she wants the same things we all do: friendship, respect, and love. Used to tabloid scrutiny, Tori navigates life with a self-deprecating sense of humor and the support of a loyal crew of friends she’s know since high school, along with her devoted manager, her beloved nanny, and her ever scrutinizing mother Kiki, the ultimate Beverly Hills housewife.
Star Trek The Animated Series - The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek: Boldly continuing where Star Trek: The Original Series left off, these animated adventures chart the progress of Captain Kirk and his crew in a universe unconstrained by "real-life" cinematography! With all characters voiced by their original actors, join Kirk, Spock, Bones and the crew for 22 new adventures: to boldly go where no animation has gone before!
The Thief and the Cobbler: Filled with exotic locales, captivating music and an all-star cast, this enchanting animated adventure is sure to delight the entire family. In the ancient city of Baghdad, a shy shoemaker named Tack (Matthew Broderick) falls deeply in love with the adventure-loving Princess Yum-Yum (Jennifer Beals). When the evil wizard Zig-Zag threatens to destroy their beloved city, it’s up to Tack and the Princess to defeat his nefarious plot and save their home from destruction. Directed by Academy Award®-winning animator Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), the magic of ARABIAN KNIGHT will steal your heart!
The Three Stooges - Meet the Baron/The Gold Raiders: Westward-ho-ho-ho! There's a wagonload of sundries and snake oil rolling toward Red Mesa and ? since Larry, Shemp and Moe hold the horses' reins ? there's a load of slaphappy shenanigans, too, in the way-out Western Gold Raiders. Barrel-chested cowboy icon George O'Brien adds heroics in a galloping battle with robbers. Meanwhile, with exploding cigars, a demonstration of the trio's "miracle eyeglasses" and a medical exam with the boys posing as MDs, the Stooges show how the jest was won. Next, in one of their earliest screen appearances, the Stooges Meet the Baron. Radio comic Jack Pearl (with support from Jimmy Durante) plays the bogus baron on a speaking tour, and Larry, Curly (billed as Jerry) and Moe play janitors at the all-girl Cuddle College. What? No hot water in the shower? The boys will be right up!
Trailer Park Boys: Christmas Special: Trailer Park Boys is about life between prison terms. Always trying to play the angles, always done-in by forces beyond their control, and always in the middle of a gunfight, Ricky and Julian are decent, hard- working guys trying to cope with the New World Economic Order. It's not that the boys don't know right from wrong, it's just that "right" rarely presents itself.
UKM - Ultimate Killing Machine: Two friends end up in jail and are now at the hands of a Doctor who plans on turning them into ultimate killing machines. -A bone-crunching bloodfest that will shock your senses -Starring genre favorite Michael Madsen.
We're Going to Eat You: Agent 999’ is sent to a rural Chinese village to arrest a bandit called ‘Rolex’, who sports a tattoo of a fist on his chest. Upon arriving, Agent 999 begins to suspect that something is wrong, and it soon transpires that cannibals, addicted to the flesh of strangers, populate the village. Agent 999 and an unlikely bunch of good guys decide that they must overthrow the evil Chief of the village and escape.
The Who - Who's Better Who's Best: No Description available
You Me & Dupree: For newlyweds Carl and Molly Peterson, life can't get any sweeter as they begin anew to settle down into married life. With a nice house and established careers in tow, nothing seems to get in their way. However, Carl is about find out just how much friendship means when Randy Dupree, his best friend has been displaced from his home and fired from his job because of attending their wedding. Taking his friend in, what Carl and Molly are about to experience is that the fine line between a few days and whatever else is after, can be a lot more than they bargained for. Especially when their friend overstays his welcome in far too many ways than he should.
Friday, November 17, 2006
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Monday, November 13, 2006
DVD Tuesday: Kong EE, The Da Vinci Code & More!
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3rd Rock From the Sun: Season 6: Their Out-Of-This-World Mission Ends With The Unforgettable Final Season! After six brilliant seasons, over 30 Emmy® nominations and more laughs than any superior alien race can possibly tabulate, the Solomon’s mission ends here: It was the year in which Tommy goes to college, Sally becomes a weather girl, Harry bothers the Amish, Mary’s rich sister proposes, Dick buys a timeshare, evil nemesis Dr. Liam Neesam returns, and The Big Giant Head issues a shocking final order. There’s love and sex, psychics and magicians, power brunches and pumping gas, self-help books and self-defense classes, a time/space portal in the closet, and the hour-long series finale that finishes their time on Earth forever. Join John Lithgow, Kristen Johnson, French Stewart, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jane Curtin, Simbi Khali, Elmarie Wendel and Wayne Knight – along with such guest stars as Megan Mullally, John Cleese, Richard Belzer, Darrell Hammond, Tracy Morgan, Ana Gasteyer, Elaine Stritch and Elvis Costello – for these 20 final episodes of the series that legions of humans will forever hail as the most hilarious sci-fi sitcom in the history of the universe!
Accepted: Justin Long is a likable schlub and high school prankster who, when his college applications are rejected, puts his misdirected brilliance to work in creating a fake school (out of what looks like the abandoned set of "Saw") and winds up playing student dean to a school of self-actualized misfits. Adam Herschman, Jonah Hill, and Blake Lively co-star as his partners in passive rebellion and Lewis Black rants away as the fake school's cantankerous dean. Steve Pink directs. Available in separate widescreen and full screen editions. Details: Color, 93 mins, Universal, Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1. Supplements: Commentary by director Steve Pink and actors Lewis Black, Justin Long, Jonah Hill and Adam Herschman; "Reject Rejection: The Making of Accepted" featurette; "Adam's Accepted Chronicles" featurette; Deleted Scenes; Gag Reel; Self-Guided Campus Tour; Music videos. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1). Optional Spanish, French and English subtitles.
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ATL Blu-Ray: As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.
Bedroom Window: Architect Terry Lambert (Steve Guttenberg) takes pity on Sylvia Wentworth (Isabelle Huppert), the apparently put-upon wife of his brutish boss (Paul Shenar). Terry commences an affair with Sylvia and during a break between seductions, Sylvia hears a woman screaming from outside her bedroom window. She looks down to see a mysterious man strangling helpless victim Denise (Elizabeth McGovern). By the time Terry comes to the window, he can see only a crowd of spectators. The next day, Terry learns that another girl has been attacked and murdered, and begins to deduce that the killer may be the same person who assaulted Denise. He wants to go to the police, but Sylvia refuses to get involved. Or is she already involved?
Behind Enemy Lines Blu-Ray: Fighter navigator Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) wants out of the Navy: he was looking for something more than boring recon missions he's been flying. He finds himself the lone Christmas day mission over war-torn Bosnia. But, when he talks pilot Stackhouse into flying slightly off-course to check out an interesting target, the two get shot down. Burnett is soon alone, trying to outrun a pursuing army, while commanding officer Reigert (Gene Hackman) finds his rescue operation hamstrung by politics, forcing Burnett to run far out of his way.
The Best Of The Electric Company - Volume 2: With roots in the Motown Sound, Broadway and "The Carol Burnett Show", The Electric Company became a cultural phenomenon in the ‘70s as the wildly popular educational television show with big laughs and an even bigger message…teaching children basic reading and grammar skills, with the emphasis on fun. Now, even MORE of your favorite episodes are all here in true nostalgic glory, for the first time ever on The Best Of The Electric Company - Volume 2 4-DVD Set! An impressive cast (such as Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno and many others) embodied characters and enlivened skits the whole world knows and loves: Easy Reader, Fargo North Decoder, Jennifer of the Jungle, J. Arthur Crank, Paul The Gorilla, The Adventures of Letterman, Love of Chair, The Short Circus, Spider-Man, and much more!
Black Books - The Complete First and Second Series: Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, probably Bernard's only friend in the world. When Bernard's accountant goes on the run Bernard employs stress victim, Manny to help in his shop. This leads to a series of surreal adventures around the shop.
Black Books: The Complete Second Series: Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, probably Bernard's only friend in the world. When Bernard's accountant goes on the run Bernard employs stress victim, Manny to help in his shop. This leads to a series of surreal adventures around the shop.
Black Hawk Down Blu-Ray: Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993 where nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord which lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen which led to the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters in Mogadishu, and the heroic efforts by various Rangers to get to them, centering on Sgt. Eversmann commanding one Ranger unit, named Chalk Four, pinned down by the street fighting, to Warrant Officer Durant who was only survivor of the second black hawk crash site and whom was captured, to Lt. Col. McKnight who leads a rescue convoy for the Rangers only to get lost within the hostile city, to Lt. Perino leading Rangers to the first black hawk crash site, to Staff Sgt. Yurek who leads his decimated Ranger group Chalk Two through gunfire to safety, to many others involved who where either killed or survived.
Boffo: Tinseltown's Bombs & Blockbusters: Through exclusive interviews with over two dozen top names in Hollywood, as well as clips and montages assembled from dozens of notable Hollywood films - from megahits like The Godfather and Jaws to busts like The Clan of the Cave Bear and Howard the Duck - this 75-minute documentary focuses on the razor-thin line that separates memorable blockbusters from forgettable bombs. The interviewees provide illuminating insights into the moviemaking process, as well as anecdotes about some of their own movies, both good and bad. Produced and directed by Oscar?- and Emmy? Award-winner Bill Couturie, the documentary was executive produced by Peter Bart, the editor of Variety magazine, which is celebrating its 100th year in 2006, and whose headlines appear as bridges dividing sections of this film.
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C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation - The Complete Sixth Season: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a fast-paced drama about a passionate team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes the old-fashioned way – by examining the evidence. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is on the case 24-7, scouring the scene, collecting the irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery.
Cary Grant: Screen Legend Collection: Five films from early in the career of Cary Grant, the man destined to become the most suave leading man in Hollywood. He's a newspaper publisher who falls for foreign princess Sylvia Sidney in Thirty Day Princess (1934), a famed beautician who marries a client and finds her beauty is only skin-deep in Kiss and Make-Up (1934), and a blinded inventor whose courage inspires his aviatrix wife (Myrna Loy) to take on an increasingly dangerous mission in Wings in the Dark (1935). Joan Bennett co-stars as a newspaper reporter in both Big Brown Eyes (1936), where she joins forces with detective Grant to solve a mystery, and Wedding Present (1936), sparring with fellow reporter Grant in the newsroom romance. Each of these films runs under 90 minutes. Details: Color, Universal, Academy Ratio. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Optional French subtitles.
Casablanca HD DVD: In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan....
Christmas Evil: Harry Stadling (Brandon Maggert) is obsessed with Christmas! In fact he wants to "be" the authentic Santa Claus, with a real suit, sleigh and reindeer. Ever since he learned the "truth" about Santa, he's tried to make Christmas a reality. Growing up a toy maker, Harry is met with naysayers and critics who mock him for his yuletide beliefs. but he wants people to get the presents they deserve, even if that means giving the gift of murder! Cynics and uptight hypocrites beware! Lewis Jackson's classic black comedy horror film, CHRISTMAS EVIL (aka YOU BETTER WATCH OUT!) is, according to cult film director/auteur John Waters, "the best seasonal film of all time. I wish I had kids. I'd make them watch it every year and, if they didn't like it, they'd be punished!" Time to hang those stockings from the fireplace and get ready. the sadistic holiday chestnut CHRISTMAS EVIL is here in an all-new "Director's Cut" edition. Transferred from the director's own personal film elements, this version of CHRISTMAS EVIL is the original first cut of the film containing even more scenes and never-before-seen footage!
Columbo: Complete Sixth & Seventh Seasons: "Actually, there is one thing. Not that it makes much difference, but…" Peter Falk dons the overcoat for the final eight feature-length mysteries in the original run of the show, which played in rotation on the NBC Mystery Movie showcase. William Shatner is the guest murderer in Fade in to Murder and Jonathan Demme directs Murder Under Glass with guest killer Louis Jordan. "Thank you… thank you… That's very interesting…" Details: Color, 636 mins, Universal, Academy Ratio. Supplements: 8 episodes on 3 discs. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Optional subtitles.
The Da Vinci Code (Collectors Set): Dan Brown's international bestseller comes alive in the film The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard with a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman. Join symbologist Robert Langdon (Academy Award® Winner Tom Hanks, 1993 Best Actor, Philadelphia, and 1994 Best Actor, Forrest Gump) and cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) in their heart-racing quest to solve a bizarre murder mystery that will take them from France to England – and behind the veil of a mysterious ancient society, where they discover a secret protected since the time of Christ. With first-rate performances by Sir Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina and Jean Reno, critics are calling The Da Vinci Code "involving" and "intriguing," "a first rate thriller."
The Da Vinci Code: Dan Brown's international bestseller comes alive in the film The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard with a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman. Join symbologist Robert Langdon (Academy Award® Winner Tom Hanks, 1993 Best Actor, Philadelphia, and 1994 Best Actor, Forrest Gump) and cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) in their heart-racing quest to solve a bizarre murder mystery that will take them from France to England – and behind the veil of a mysterious ancient society, where they discover a secret protected since the time of Christ. With first-rate performances by Sir Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina and Jean Reno, critics are calling The Da Vinci Code "involving" and "intriguing," "a first rate thriller."
Drop Dead Gorgeous: She's smart, she's irreverent, and she's hilariously raunchy! Alex Borstein created some of Mad TV's most memorable characters, and she's one of the twisted minds behind Fox's hugely success Family Guy. Now you can see her skewer Hollywood in a "screamingly funny" (CBS Radio) stand-up performance on DVD for the first time ever. A must-own for Family Guy fans.
Ducktales:Volume Two: Huey, Dewey and Louie join eccentric gazillionaire Uncle Scrooge's globetrotting team of adventurers, including fearless featherbrained pilot Launchpad McQuack and eccentric inventor Gyro Gearloose, for treasure hunts through exotic lands in the Disney animated series. Details: Color, 667 mins, Disney, Academy Ratio, 1.33:1. Supplements: 19 episodes on three discs; Bonus pilot episode. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Optional subtitles.
Family Guy, Vol. 4: Seth MacFarlane's animated sitcom about a suburban working class family tackling the crises of the modern age (work, raising teenage kids, drinking beer and watching TV) is part The Simpsons and part King of the Hill. In other words, your usual nuclear family: couch potato Dad, civilizing influence Mom, a drama queen daughter, a lovable dimwit son, a diabolical infant who can build a death ray but can't even cut his own food, and an erudite talking dog who will fetch for cocktails. Features 14 episodes from the fourth season. Details: Color, 315 mins, 20th Century Fox, Academy Ratio, 1.33:1. Supplements: 14 episodes on 3 discs; Commentary on every episode by series creator Seth MacFarlane and others; Multi-angle scene studies; "A Director's Life: Debunking the Myth" Featurette; "Peter Shin Draws Stewie" Featurette; "Behind the Scenes: A Glimpse into the Family Guys Office" featurette; 44 Deleted Scenes; Optional Uncensored Audio Track on 5 episodes; DVD Rom link to more exclusive content. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1). Optional Spanish, French and English subtitles.
Fantastic Four Blu-Ray: Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis head a sexy, star-powered cast in this explosive adventure about a quartet of flawed, ordinary human beings who suddenly find themselves with extraordinary abilities. After exposure to cosmic radiation, four astronauts become the most remarkable, if dysfunctional, superheroes of all time. Unfortunately, the mission's sponsor has also been transformed ? into the world's most lethal supervillain ? setting the stage for a confrontation of epic proportions. Packed with nonstop action, big laughs and awesome special effects, Fantastic 4 is "powerful fun" (The Baltimore Sun) from start to finish!
Forbidden Planet HD DVD: A dutiful robot named Robby speaks 188 languages. An underground lair provides astonishing evidence of a populace a million years more advanced than Earthlings. There are many wonders on Altair-4, but none is greater or more deadly than the human mind. Forbidden Planet is the granddaddy of tomorrow, a pioneering work whose ideas and style would be reverse-engineered into many cinematic space voyages to come. Leslie Nielsen portrays the commander who brings his spacecruiser crew to the green-skied Altair-4 world that's home to Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), his daughter (Anne Francis), the remarkable Robby...and to a mysterious terror. Featuring sets of extraordinary scale and the first all-electronic musical soundscape in film history, Forbidden Planet is in a movie orbit all its own.
Forbidden Planet: Collector's Edition: This 1956 cult classic, regarded as one of the most influential science fiction movies ever made, now has an all new Ultimate Collector's Edition featuring remastered film and audio. Loaded with hours of bonuses, vintage memorabilia, a Robby the Robot replica, and collectible packaging, this all new edition is ready for the Sci-Fi fanatic.
Forbidden Planet: Ultimate Collector's Edition: This 1956 cult classic, regarded as one of the most influential science fiction movies ever made, now has an all new Ultimate Collector's Edition featuring remastered film and audio. Loaded with hours of bonuses, vintage memorabilia, a Robby the Robot replica, and collectible packaging, this all new edition is ready for the Sci-Fi fanatic.
Friends - The Complete Series Collection: All the laughs, all the loves, all the lattes - all yours! Settle in with the hilarious and acclaimed series about a family based on friendship. Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross were always there for each other. Now they're here for you in the complete 10-season set of Friends.
From Beyond the Grave: Horror legend Peter Cushing heads an impressive cast of British character actors in this classic horror film from Amicus Studios, whose classic anthology horror films include Asylum, Dr. Terror's House of Horrors and Tales from the Crypt. Based on the works of great English horror writer R. Chetwynd-Hayes, all four stories center on antiques bought or stolen from a mysterious shop. David Warner (The Omen) takes home a haunted mirror and unwisely holds a seance in front of it. Ian Bannen (Doomwatch) helps himself to a war medal but meets his match in Donald Pleasence's creepy matchseller. Ian Carmichael (School for Scoundrels) is saddled with an unwelcome guest after buying a cursed snuffbox. Finally, Ian Ogilvy (Conqueror Worm) purchases an antique door which opens into the past, with chilling results.
Golden Girls: Complete Sixth Season: Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White, and Estelle Getty (as Arthur's mother) play mismatched South Florida housemates sharing a Miami home and proving there is life after 50 in the Emmy winning sitcom. Herbert Edelman and Harold Gould co-star in recurring roles and guest stars this season include Jeffrey Tambor and Debbie Reynolds. Details: Color, 615 mins, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Academy Ratio. Supplements: 26 episodes on 3 discs; "Candid Conversations with Betty, Rue and Others" from the Museum of Television and Radio. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround). Optional subtitles.
Green Mile, The - (Two-Disc Special Edition): Miracles happen in unexpected places, even on death row at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. There John Coffey, a prisoner with supernatural powers, brings a sense of spirit and humanity to his guards and fellow inmates. Tom Hanks leads a stellar cast (including Michael Clarke Duncan as Coffey) in this emotional, uplifting story of guards and captives; husbands and wives; prisoners and a remarkable mouse named Mr. Jingles; and, on another level, of a moviemaker and his source. Frank Darabont returns after his 1994 directorial debut The Shawshank Redemption to adapt another Stephen King tale into a crowd-pleasing entertainment nominated for four Academy Awards?, including Best Picture.
The Groomsmen: Get ready for the out-of-control bachelor party that’s absolutely hilarious from beginning to end. There is a difference between getting older and growing up!
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Home Improvement: Season Five: Tim Allen is Tim "The Toolman" Taylor, loving husband, devoted father of three boys, and overzealous, disaster-prone host of a home improvement TV show that celebrates the biggest, baddest tools he can get his hands on. Patricia Richardson co-stars as the centering Taylor matriarch , Richard Karn as the show co-host and butt of Tim's jokes, Earl Hindman as his unseen sage neighbor Wilson, and Taran Noah Smith, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and Zachery Ty Bryan as the Taylor sons. Details: Color, 598 mins, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Academy Ratio. Supplements: All-new bloopers. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo). Optional subtitles.
Homicide Life on the Street - Complete Series Megaset: Homicide: Life on the Streets has been hailed as the best show on TV and it earned its reputation from the very beginning. The two original short seasons introduced audiences to the bickering camaraderie of the homicide squad and the show's most riveting character: Andre Braugher's tetchy detective Frank Pembleton, the cocksure, cool, elegant, precise, and defiantly private focus of many an episode. Yet for all of his intensity, it's an ensemble show with a dynamic ensemble. Kyle Secor, Clark Johnson, Richard Belzer, and Yaphet Kotto stuck through the entire run, while first season officers Daniel Baldwin, Melissa Leo, Jon Polito, and Ned Beatty gave way to Reed Diamond, Toni Lewis, Jon Seda, Callie Thorne, and Peter Gerety. They kept the show driving throughout its 7 season run with strong writing, edgy direction, and the best ensemble on TV. This new set features all 122 episodes plus all three Law and Order crossover episodes and the follow-up Homicide: The Movie (on a separate disc), the made-for-PBS documentary Anatomy of a Homicide, and other supplements, in a 35-disc set in a pressboard case designed as a filing cabinet with a drawer that slides out of the slipsleeve. Details: Color, A&E, Academy Ratio, 1.33:1. Supplements: 122 episodes on 35 discs; Three Law & Order crossover episodes and Homicide: The Movie; Commentary on six episodes ; Interviews with Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Henry Bromell, David Simon, and James Yoshimura ; Episode from the A&E Series American Justice ; Superbowl XXVII commercials for Season One premiere ; Song listings about "The Board" ; Inside Homicide with David Somin and James Yoshimura ; Feature-length documentary "Anatomy of a Homicide"; Cast biographies; Limited-edition packaging. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo). Optional subtitles.
Joyeux Noel: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, British and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.
King Kong HD DVD: Peter Jackson's loving, no-holds-barred remake of his favorite movie of all time, an old-fashioned monster movie/jungle thriller pushed to the limits with new technology, is expanded by another 15 minutes in this Special Edition timed for the holiday season. But along with the added moments of action are also the kinds of grace notes that made the expanded Lord of the Rings editions so magical. Naomi Watts is damsel in distress Ann Darrow, Adrien Brody is Jack Driscoll, Jack Black is entrepreneur Carl Denham, and Andy Serkis is both the man behind the digital ape and crotchety cook Lumpy. Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Jamie Bell, Evan Parke and Kyle Chandler co-star. Winner of three Academy Awards for its technical achievements. It wouldn't be a Peter Jackson special edition without an epic length documentary and the 3-plus hour Re-Creating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of King Kong is true to his character, an exhaustive production that celebrates the collaborative excitement of creating a film. Also features a full commentary track by Jackson and co-writer/co-producer Philippa Boyens, over half and hour of deleted scenes, and plenty of other supplements. Details: Color, 201 mins, Universal, Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1. Supplements: New exteneded edition with 13 minutes of added footage; 38 minutes of deleted scenes; "Re-Creating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of King Kong" - an eight-part documentary on the film; A Night in Vaudeville; King Kong Homage; Weta Collectibles; "The Present" featurette; Pre-Visualization Animatics; CD-ROM of the 1996 & 2005 versions of the script; Outtake and Gag Reel; Conceptual Design Video Galleries. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1). Commentary by director Peter Jackson and co-writer Philippa Boyens. Optional Spanish, French and English subtitles.
King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition: Peter Jackson's loving, no-holds-barred remake of his favorite movie of all time, an old-fashioned monster movie/jungle thriller pushed to the limits with new technology, is expanded by another 15 minutes in this Special Edition timed for the holiday season. But along with the added moments of action are also the kinds of grace notes that made the expanded Lord of the Rings editions so magical. Naomi Watts is damsel in distress Ann Darrow, Adrien Brody is Jack Driscoll, Jack Black is entrepreneur Carl Denham, and Andy Serkis is both the man behind the digital ape and crotchety cook Lumpy. Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Jamie Bell, Evan Parke and Kyle Chandler co-star. Winner of three Academy Awards for its technical achievements. It wouldn't be a Peter Jackson special edition without an epic length documentary and the 3-plus hour Re-Creating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of King Kong is true to his character, an exhaustive production that celebrates the collaborative excitement of creating a film. Also features a full commentary track by Jackson and co-writer/co-producer Philippa Boyens, over half and hour of deleted scenes, and plenty of other supplements. Details: Color, 201 mins, Universal, Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1. Supplements: New exteneded edition with 13 minutes of added footage; 38 minutes of deleted scenes; "Re-Creating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of King Kong" - an eight-part documentary on the film; A Night in Vaudeville; King Kong Homage; Weta Collectibles; "The Present" featurette; Pre-Visualization Animatics; CD-ROM of the 1996 & 2005 versions of the script; Outtake and Gag Reel; Conceptual Design Video Galleries. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1). Commentary by director Peter Jackson and co-writer Philippa Boyens. Optional Spanish, French and English subtitles.
Kingdom of Heaven Blu-Ray: Among the best directors of our time, Ridley Scott (Gladiator), contributes generously to this extraordinary Collector's Edition of Kingdom of Heaven. Featuring his Director's Cut of the film and hours of fascinating extras ? including a six-part tour from conception to completion of filmmaking ? this definitive set makes what Variety called a "genuinely spectacular" film even more so! An epic marvel that's as beautifully acted as it is visually awesome, Kingdom of Heaven stars Orlando Bloom as Balian, a Jerusalem blacksmith who has lost his family ? and his faith. But when his father (Liam Neeson) shows him his destiny, Balian vows to defend his country, and in the process, falls in love, becomes a formidable leader, and steps forever into history
Kiss of the Dragon Blu-Ray: Martial arts genius Jet Li explodes onto the screen with an intensity not seen since Bruce Lee. "Kiss of the Dragon" is not merely a thriller but a shocker. (San Francisco Chronicle) China's top secret agent visits Paris on a pleasure trip only to encounter government espionage at the highest level. "Li's action sequences are like an oil fire, spilling from one room into the next and lighing up in the interiors with heat and wreakage"! (The New York Times)
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Last Days of Mussolini: Rod Steiger is Italy's fascist prime minister Benito Mussolini in Carlo Lizzani's drama of Mussolini's final days as the Allies invade Italy and he flees for Switzerland with his mistress (Lista Gastoni), hunted by both the Americans and the Italian partisans. Henry Fonda, Franco Nero, and Giacomo Rossi-Stuart co-star in the international drama. Details: Color, 129 mins, NoShame, Widescreen anamorphic, 1.85:1. Supplements: Interview with writer/director Carlo Lizzano; Trailer; Booklet with liner notes and bios. Audio: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono) and English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Optional English subtitles.
The Last Samurai Blu-Ray: Epic Action Drama. Set in Japan during the 1870s, The Last Samurai tells the story of Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a respected American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the Emperor attempts to eradicate the ancient Imperial Samurai warriors in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly government policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his own sense of honor to guide him.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Blu-Ray: A hunter, a scientist, a vampire, an invisible man, an immortal, a spy, a beast...when a masked madman known as "The Fantom" threatens to launch global Armageddon, legendary adventurer Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery) commands a legion of superheroes, the likes of which mankind has never seen. Now, despite fighting their own personal demons - and each other - they mush join forces to save the world. Sean Connery leads a stellar cast in this breathtaking, "thrill-a-minute" (Jeffrey Lyons, NBC-TV) extravaganza loaded with "eye-popping effects and amazing action!" (Bill Bregoli, Westwood One)
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man: Sure to please both die-hard Cohen fans and the newly initiated, this film is full of captivating music and offers an intimate portrait of a truly singular artist, poet, songwriter, cultural icon.
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Little Britain - The Complete Third Series: Have you ever thought about visiting Britain? Watch Little Britain and you might think again! Series Three of the ultimate catchphrase comedy sees the welcome return of some favorite characters including Lou and Andy, Marjorie and the Fat Fighters club, Sebastian Love and the Prime Minister, and trash-talk teenager Vicky Pollard. Some very interesting new faces are also introduced as well, such as Dudley, who buys a mail order bride from Thailand.
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Looney Tunes - Golden Collection, Volume Four: The Warner Bros. animation archive expands once again with the fourth collection of animated comedies from the golden years of their animation department. The first disc is a tribute to the Looney Tunes star character Bugs Bunny, including the Oscar-winning Knighty Knight Bugs (1958), with court jester Bugs taking on Black Knight Yosemite Sam and his sneezing dragon, as well as Roman Legion Hare (again with Yosemite Sam), the Chuck Jones-directed Rabbit Hood, and Sahara Hare, a Foreign Legion parody with Yosemite Sam. Disc Two celebrates the work of director Frank Tashlin, including a number of Porky Pig shorts (The Case of the Stuttering Pig, Porky in the North Woods) a couple of Daffy cartoons (Plane Daffy, The Stupid Cupid). Disc three features 15 Speedy Gonzales comedies, from the early Speedy short Cat-Tails for Two (1953) to the limited animation sixties Warner cartoons like Nuts and Volts and Pancho's Hideaway. Warners' kitty characters get their due in the fourth disc, not just Sylvester (The Unexpected Pest) but Dodsworth (Kiddin' the Kitten and A Peck o' Trouble), the adorable kitten adopted by bulldog Marc Antony (Kiss Me Cat and Cat Feud), and various non-recurring felines. In all, there are 60 animated shorts of four discs, plus numerous commentary tracks, music and effects-only audio tracks, documentaries, featurettes, and other supplements. Details: Color, 414 mins, Warner, Academy Ratio, 1.33:1. Supplements: Disc 1: Bugs Bunny Classics; Includes: Roman Legion-Hare, The Grey Hounded Hare, Rabbit Hood, Operation: RABBIT, Knight-mare Hare, Southern Fried Rabbit, Mississippi Hare, Hurdy-Gurdy Hare, Forward March Hare, Sahara Hare, Barbary-Coast Bunny, To Hare is Human, 8 Ball Bunny, Knighty Knight Bugs, Rabbit Romeo; Commentary on Rabbit Hood by director Eric Goldberg; Commentary on Operation: RABBIT by writer Paul Dini; Commentary on Mississippi Hare by director Eric Goldberg; Commentary on Hurdy-Gurdy Hare by writer Paul Dini; Commentary on 8 Ball Bunny by historian Jerry Beck; Commentary on Rabbit Romeo by actor June Foray and historian Jerry Beck; Alternate Audio Programs: Operation: RABBIT Music and Effects Track, Knight-Mare Hare Music Only Track, Southern Fried Rabbit Music and Effects Track, Sahara Hare Music Only Track, Barbary-Coast Bunny Music Only Track, To Hare is Human Music Only Track, Rabbit Romeo Music Only Track; Twilight in Tunes: The Music of Raymond Scott; Bugs Bunny Superstar Part 1 (1976 documentary); Powerhouse in Pictures; Fifty Years of Bugs Bunny in 3-1/2 Minutes (1989 short); The Bugs Bunny Show ; Ballpoint Puns Bridging Sequences ; Foreign Legion Leghorn Audio Recording Sessions; Trailer Gallery: Bugs Bunny's Cartoon Carnival, Bugs Bunny's All-Star Revue; Disc 2: Frank Tashlin Classics; Includes: The Case of the Stuttering Pig, Little Pancho Vanilla, Little Beau Porky, Now that Summer is Gone, Porky in the North Woods, You're an Education, Porky's Railroad, Plane Daffy, Porky the Fireman, Cracked Ice, Puss n' Booty, I Got Plenty of Mutton, Booby Hatched, Unruly Hare, The Stupid Cupid; Commentary on The Case of the Stuttering Pig by animator Mark Kausler; Commentary on Now That Summer is Gone by historian Michael Barrier with director Frank Tashlin; Commentary on Porky in the North Woods by animator Mark Kausler; Commentary on You're an Education by historian Daniel Goldmark; Commentary on Plane Daffy by filmmaker Greg Ford; Commentary on Cracked Ice by historian Michael Barrier with director Frank Tashlin; Commentary on Puss n' Booty by historian Jerry Beck; Commentary on I Got Plenty of Mutton by filmmaker Greg Ford; Commentary on Porky's Poultry Plant by historian Michael Barrier with director Frank Tashlin; Commentary on The Stupid Cupid by director Eddie Fitzgerald; Bugs Bunny Superstar Part 2 (1976 documentary); Porky and Daffy in The William Tell Overture (2006 short); Frank Tashlin's Storybooks; Little Chic's Wonderful Mother ; Tony and Clarence; From the Vault: The Goldbrick (1943 short), The Home Front (1943 short), Censored (1944 short); Disc 3: Speedy Gonzales; Includes: Cat-Tails for Two, Tabasco Road, Tortilla Flaps, Mexicali Shmoes, Here Today, Gone Tamale, West of the Pesos, Cannery Woe, The Pied Piper of Guadalupe, Mexican Boarders, Chili Weather, A Message to Gracias, Nuts and Volts, Pancho's Hideaway, The Wild Chase, A-Haunting We Will Go; Commentary on Cat-Tails for Two by actor Stan Freberg and historian Jerry Beck; Commentary on Mexican Boarders by filmmaker Greg Ford with director Friz Freleng; Commentary on Nuts and Volts by animator Art Leonardi and historian Jerry Beck; Commentary on The Wild Chase by writer Paul Dini; Alternate Audio Programs: Cat-Tails for Two Music and Effects Track, Tabasco Road Music Only Track, Mexicali Schmoes Music Only Track, West of the Pesos Music Only Track; Friz on Film (2006 Documentary); From the Vault: 90 Day Wondering (1956 Short), Drafty, Isn't It? (1957 Short); Disc 4: Cats; Includes: The Night Watchman, Conrad the Sailor, The Sour Puss, The Aristo-Cat, Dough Ray Me-ow, Pizzicato Pussycat, Kiss Me Cat, Cat Feud, The Unexpected Pest, Go Fly a Kit, Kiddin' the Kitten, A Peck o' Trouble, Mouse and Garden, Porky's Poor Fish, Swallow the Leader; Commentary on Conrad the Sailor by filmmaker Greg Ford with director Chuck Jones; Commentary on The Aristo-Cat by director Eddie Fitzgerald; Commentary on The Aristo-Cat by filmmaker Greg Ford with director Chuck Jones; Commentary on Dough Ray Me-ow by historian Jerry Beck; Commentary on Pizzicato Pussycat by Daniel Goldmark; Commentary on The Unexpected Pest by actor June Foray and historian Jerry Beck; Alternate Audio Programs: Cat Feud Music Only Track, The Unexpected Pest Music Only Track, Go Fly a Kit Music Only Track, A Peck of Trouble Music and Effects Track; Behind the Tunes (2006 documentary featurettes): One Hit Wonders, Sing-a-Song of Looney Tune, The Art of the Gag, Wild Lines: The Art of Voice Acting, Looney Tunes: A Cast of Thousands; From the Vault: Porky's Breakdowns, Sahara Hare Storyboard Reel, Porky's Poor Fish Storyboard Reel. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0). Optional subtitles.
Looney Tunes - Spotlight Collection Vol. Four: * Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0). Disc 1: Bugs Bunny: Roman Legion-Hare, The Grey Hounded Hare, Rabbit Hood, Operation: RABBIT, Knight-mare Hare, Southern Fried Rabbit, Mississippi Hare, Hurdy-Gurdy Hare, Forward March Hare, Sahara Hare, Barbary-Coast Bunny, To Hare is Human, 8 Ball Bunny, Knighty Knight Bugs, Rabbit Romeo. Disc 2: Cats: The Night Watchman, Conrad the Sailor, The Aristo-Cat, Dough Ray Me-ow, Pizzicato Pussycat, Kiss Me Cat, Cat Feud, The Unexpected Pest, Go Fly a Kit, Kiddin' the Kitten, A Peck o' Trouble, Mouse and Garden, Porky's Poor Fish, Swallow the Leader. Wrong Turn at Albuquerque: Viewers follow Bugs Bunny on a global adventure and watch how at the same time he’s still pulling practical jokes on a host of your favorite Looney Tunes characters. Trailers
Looney Tunes:Bah Humduck: In a hilarious take on the holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol," "A Looney Tunes Christmas" follows the exploits of Daffy Duck, the "Scrooge-like" proprietor of the "Lucky Duck" mega-mart. To take financial advantage of last minute shoppers, Daffy demands that his employees, including his long suffering manager, Porky Pig, work on Christmas Day instead of spending the holiday with their families. Its up to Bugs Bunny and the ghosts of Christmas past (Tweety and Granny), present (Yosemite Sam) and future (Taz) to make sure that Daffy realizes the error of his ways and saves Christmas for the Looney Tunes gang
Maniac Cop: You have the right to remain silent. forever! Restored and re-mastered from original vault materials, Maniac Cop will blow you away with an all-new high-definition transfer and DTS surround sound! Bruce (The Evil Dead Trilogy) Campbell and Tom (Lethal Weapon) Atkins star in this action-packed cult classic! Innocent people are brutally killed on the streets of New York by a uniformed police officer. A young cop, Jack Forrest (played by Bruce Campbell), finds himself marked as the chief suspect after his wife is murdered. As Lieutenant Frank McCrae (Tom Atkins) investigates these mysterious killings, the death toll rises and he suspects a mysterious police cover-up. This "maniac" cop must be stopped, but it might not be so easy! He isn't an ordinary man. He's inhuman. driven by supernatural forces. and ready to take on the entire police force, hell-bent on revenge!
Masters of Horror: John Mcnaughton - Haeckel's Tale: In a time when the laws of science battled the secrets of magic, medical student Ernst Haeckel (Derek Cecil) believes the power of life, death and resurrection lay in his arrogant hands. But on a journey to visit his gravely ill father, he finds shelter in the home of an older man and his seductive young wife (Leela Savasta) who cannot be fulfilled by mortal hungers. Somewhere in the darkness of a nearby necropolis, a defiant necromancer (Jon Polito of BARTON FINK, MILLER’S CROSSING) will now summon them all to an orgy of the undead and unleash the ultimate depravity for those who do not heed the warning of HAECKEL’S TALE. Directed by John McNaughton in association with horror legend George A. Romero, this startling mix of erotic desire and gut-ripping horror is adapted by series creator/executive producer Mick Garris from the short story by Clive Barker. DVD Features:Widescreen Presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs,AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR JOHN MCNAUGHTON,BEHIND THE SCENES: THE MAKING OF HAECKEL'S TALE,BREAKING TABOOS: AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN MCNAUGHTON,DVD-ROM: SCREEN SAVER,DVD-ROM: SCREENPLAY,JOHN MCNAUGHTON BIO,ON SET: AN INTERVIEW WITH DEREK CECIL,ON SET: AN INTERVIEW WITH JON POLITO,ON SET: AN INTERVIEW WITH LEELA SAVASTA,SCRIPT TO SCREEN: HAECKEL'S TALE,STILL GALLERY,STORYBOARD GALLERY,TRAILERS,WORKING WITH A MASTER: JOHN MCNAUGHTON
Million Dollar Baby Blu-Ray: "I DON'T TRAIN GIRLS", trainer Frankie Dunn growls. But something's different about the spirited boxing hopeful who shows up daily at Dunn's gym. All she wants is a fighting chance. Clint Eastwood plays Dunn and directs, produces and composes music for this acclaimed, multi-award-winning tale of heart, hope and family. Hilary Swank plays resilient Maggie, determined not to abandon her one dream. And Morgan Freeman is Scrap, gym caretaker and counterpoint to Dunn's crustiness. Grab your dreams and come out swinging.
Mutiny on the Bounty HD DVD: The Bounty is on a mission in the South Seas. The brutal and arrogant Captain Bligh becomes antagonized by the genteel manner of the First Officer Christian Fletcher. While in Tahiti, the men of The Bounty are seduced by the gentle beauty of the island and its women. As they head back to England, life aboard the ship becomes unbearable. Fletcher seizes the ship and Captain blight is set adrift. The Bounty returns to Tahiti to retrieve the women, and once reunited, they set sail for a new life.
NBA Detroit Pistons 1989 Champions - Born to Be Bad: Relive every moment of the Detroit Pistons' first-ever NBA championship in this exciting 11-disc collector's set. Step courtside with Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman and the entire '89 Pistons squad as they carve out a place as one of basketball's all-time greatest teams. From their incredible Conference Finals clash with the Chicago Bulls to their spectacular 4-game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, relive every thrilling game in its entirety. Experience motor city madness like never before and find out why it's good to be bad.
NCIS Naval Criminal Investigative Service - The Complete Second Season: A team of special agents, operating outside the military chain of command, must investigate any crime with pieces of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position. Character-driven stories with surprising twists play a large role in the second season of NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). The NCIS team of investigators is led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), an experienced investigator with sometimes unorthodox, but always-effective methods. Working under Gibbs are Special Agent Anthony Dinozzo (Michael Weatherly); Special Agent Caitlin Todd (Sasha Alexander); Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette); and NCIS's medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum). Additionally, joining the staff this season will be Special Agent Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) whose communication and computer skills outweigh his naiveté. Whether investigating murder or espionage, the NCIS goes global in their quest to solve all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.
Northern Exposure - The Complete Fifth Season: Joel Fleishman is fresh out of medical college, and fresh out of luck. Failing to read the fine print in his scholarship conditions, he finds he has no choice but to move to the remote and somewhat eccentric town of Cicely, in the wilds of Alaska. Once there, he is welcomed by the peculiar locals who are not keen to see him go, most especially Maurice Minnifield, the ex-NASA astronaut. Despite Joel's adamant denials, one gets the impression that he enjoys life in Cicely more than he admits.
Oldboy (Three-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition): An average man is kidnapped and imprisoned in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. He then is released, equipped with money, a cellphone and expensive clothes. As he strives to explain his imprisonment and get his revenge, he soon finds out that not only his kidnapper has still plans for him, but that those plans will serve as the even worse finale to 15 years of imprisonment.
Omen Blu-Ray: In this chilling remake of The Omen ? that is even more terrifying than the original ? man's darkest fears are manifested as an unspeakable terror is unleashed on the world! U.S. diplomat Robert Thorn (Liev Schreiber) substitutes an orphan for his own stillborn baby in order to spare his unknowing wife (Julia Stiles). But after a series of grotesque murders and dire warnings, the Thorns come to the horrifying realization that their child is the son of Satan!
Once Upon a Girl: UNCUT, UNCENSORED & INCREDIBLY UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN! Once upon a time, a group of frustrated yet dirty-minded Hollywood animators led by writer/director Don Jurwich - famed artist and producer for THE FLINTSTONES, JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS and SCOOBY-DOO - forever scandalized the cartoon community with this immoral mix of live-action and extremely adult animation... When a lewd old lady claiming to be Mother Goose (an outrageous cross-dressing performance by Hal Smith, best known as `Otis The Drunk' from THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW) is put on trial for obscenity, she introduces a series of filthy fairy tales filled with nymphomania, bestiality and an eye-popping cavalcade of cartoon perversion. Where did Jack really stick his magic beanstalk? How did Cinderella find fun while waiting for her Prince to come? Who truly tried to eat Little Red Riding Hood? And what kind of sick freak is the 8th dwarf, Pimpy? Severin Films is shamelessly proud to present this infamous milestone of sleazy `70's animation in which everybody lives happily and horny ever after!
Paul McCartney - The Space Within US: In 2005, rock legend Paul McCartney crossed America with his record-breaking, sold out US tour. Now, harnessing the power of more than 25 hi-definition cameras and the thunder of 5.1 digital surround sound, PAUL McCARTNEY: THE SPACE WITHIN US captures this epic experience on DVD. Better than a front-row seat, this feature-length concert film takes viewers onto the stage and beyond, capturing Paul’s out of this world performance--which was beamed to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station who wake up to some "English Tea" with Paul and the band through a live feed from the tour. PAUL McCARTNEY: THE SPACE WITHIN US FEATURES LIVE PERFORMANCES OF OVER 30 HITS INCLUDING: Magical Mystery Tour / Flaming Pie / Maybe I’m Amazed / Eleanor Rigby / Let Me Roll It / Drive My Car / Got To Get You Into My Life / Till There Was You / I Will / Fine Line / Good Day Sunshine / Fixing a Hole / Hey Jude / Too Many People / Penny Lane / English Tea / I’ve Got a Feeling / Follow Me / Jenny Wren / Helter Skelter / Yesterday / Get Back DVD Features: Sound Check Songs "Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On," "Friends to Go," and "How Kind of You"; More About US--Extensive Interviews with Paul McCartney, the Band, and the US Tour Crew; US Tour Pre-Show Film; On The Road With US; Liner Notes Introduction by Cameron Crowe; Song Selections
The Paul Newman Collection: Includes - Includes: Harper (1966), Drowning Pool (1975), The Left Handed Gun (1958), Pocket Money (1972), Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), and The Young Philadelphians (1959).
Piece By Piece: Piece By Piece is a groundbreaking film that documents San Francisco's highly controversial graffiti art movement. A story told by those who live the experience, Piece By Piece offers an intimate journey into the most intriguing and misunderstood artistic movement of modern youth culture. By detailing the last 20 years of San Francisco's graffiti, this tale offers the most candid and accurate story behind the writing on the wall in Northern California. The DVD comes with a 48 page illustrated color booklet and includes the music of DJ Q-Bert, D-Styles, People Under the Stairs, etc
Quantum Leap: Complete Fifth Season: Doctor Sam Beckett led a group of top scientists into the desert to research his theory that a man could time travel within his own lifetime. Unfortunately, in order to save his funding, he was forced to enter the accelerator prematurely and vanished. He then found himself in someone else's body with partial amnesia. His only contact from home is Al, a holographic image only he can see and hear. Setting right things which once went wrong, Sam leaps from life to life, hoping each time that this is the final leap home.
Reba: Season 4: A Southern soccer mom with three kids sees her life come crashing down when she finds out that her dentist husband has impregnated his hygienist. Meanwhile, her 17-year-old cheerleader daughter is also pregnant by the captain of the football team and intends on keeping the baby
Rescue Rangers:Volume Two: The Disney Chipmunks turn adventurers, with the help of their friends Gadget Hackwrench, Zipper, and Monterey Jack, in this Disney animated adventure series. Details: Color, 549 mins, Disney, Academy Ratio, 1.33:1. Supplements: Episodes 28-51 on three discs; Includes bonus five-episode pilot. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Optional subtitles.
Rock Hudson: Screen Legend Collection: A random grab bag of Rock Hudson films, from his matinee idol days to his more mature sixties roles. Hudson stars with Piper Laurie in both Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952), a bright little comedy set in the jazz age directed by Douglas Sirk, and the costume romantic adventure The Golden Blade (1953). Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, and Joseph Cotten co-star in the cattle drive western The Last Sunset (1961), directed by Robert Aldrich. He's an opportunistic physician who re-evaluates his life in a journey to the jungles of Java in The Spiral Road (1962), directed by Robert Mulligan, and a businessman (Rock Hudson) attempts to seduce an attractive psychiatrist (Leslie Caron) in A Very Special Favor (1965). Details: Color, Universal, Widescreen anamorphic, Academy Ratio. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Optional French subtitles.
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Six Feet Under - The Complete Series: A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional Pasadena family that runs an independent funeral home. With the prodigal elder son (Peter Krause) returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family...that just happens to be in the grief management business.
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days: 2005 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Sophie Scholl - The Final Days is the true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch (of recent cult fave The Edukators) in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed with long-buried historical records of her incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence in 1943 Munich. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to her comrades, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless.
Speed Blu-Ray: Hold on tight for a rush of pulse-pounding thrills, breathtaking stunts and unexpected romance in a film you'll want to see again and again. Keanu Reeves stars as Jack Traven, an L.A.P.D. SWAT team specialist who is sent to diffuse a bomb that a revenge-driven extortionist (Dennis Hopper) has planted on a bus. But until he does, Jack and passenger Sandra Bullock must keep the bus speeding through the streets of Los Angeles at more than 50 miles per hour - or the bomb will explode. A high-octane chase of suspense, non-stop action and surprise twists, Speed is a joyride sure to keep everyone on the edge of their seats.
Strangers with Candy: Comedy Central's creatively crass "after-school special," Strangers with Candy, takes a well-deserved curtain call with this feature film version of the series. Canceled (some fans felt prematurely) after only three seasons, each SWC episode told the story of Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris), the 46-year-old former "boozer, user, and loser" who goes back to high school to pick up "exactly where (she) left off." The principal audience for this film will be folks who already know the show and need a Candy fix, and they'll be relieved to find that most of the original cast has returned. Co-creators Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello are there (Dinello also directed the movie), and other favorites include Greg Hollimon as Principal Onyx Blackman; Maria Thayer as Jerri's best girlfriend, Tammi Littlenut; Deborah Rush as Jerri's wicked stepmother; and David Pasquesi as her stepmother's lover, Stew. (A few key supporting characters, including Jerri's ethnic friend Orlando, and her half-brother Derrick, have been recast.) The smaller parts are filled out by the biggest stars, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, and Philip Seymour Hoffman; Broderick deserves two thumbs up for his turn as the superstar science teacher, Dr. Roger Beekman. SWC the movie plays almost as a Reader's Digest version of the show, with Jerri up to her old tricks, including betraying friends and trying to seduce the popular boys. If diehard fans find any fault with the film, it may be that the script doesn't cover enough new territory; a hilarious opening sequence of Miss Blank in prison, for example, only leaves one wanting more. For those who haven't yet matriculated with Jerri, the best way to get to know her wickedly misguided ways is through the series. The show was like cake... the movie is just the icing.
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That Girl: Season 2: Ann and Donald are back for the second season of the groundbreaking hit situation comedy That Girl which aired in 1967-1968. It remained in a prime ABC spot following Bewitched and the viewer numbers regularly ranked in the top 5 television shows airing at that time. On September 20, 1967, Variety reported that That Girl held 27.5% of the TV viewing audience. This substantial number continued to grow through the season and by January 1968, Nielsen polls showed 45.4% of the TV audience was tuning in. This season debuted with one of the most popular episodes from the series. In "Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman," Ann gets a one-line role in a short-term revival of Gypsy and invites Ethel Merman (playing herself) back to her apartment for a home-cooked meal. Here are all 30 color episodes from the second season, along with rare bonus material and guest appearances by Sid Caesar, Rob Reiner, Teri Garr, Ruth Buzzi, Rich Little, Bill Bixby, Norman Fell, Joan Blondell and Ethel Merman.
Transporter Blu-Ray: Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is the best as what he does: transporting dangerous or illegal goods with no questions asked. But his last shipment, a beautiful young woman kidnapped by international slave traders, brings deadly complications to his delivery plans. Now Frank must kick into overdrive in a nonstop action-packed fight to save his precious cargo - and his life.
Waterworld HD DVD: Let's be honest: this 1995 epic isn't nearly as bad as its negative publicity led us to expect. At the time it was the most expensive Hollywood production in history (it had a Titanic-sized $200 million budget), and the film arrived in theaters with so much controversy and negative gossip that it was an easy target for ridicule. The movie itself, a flawed but enjoyable post-apocalypse thriller, deserves better. Waterworld stars Kevin Costner as the Mariner, a lone maverick with gills and webbed feet who navigates the endless seas of Earth after the complete melting of the polar ice caps. The Mariner has been caged like a criminal when he's freed by Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and enlisted to help her and a young girl (Tina Majorino) escape from the Smokers, a group of renegade terrorists led by Dennis Hopper in yet another memorably villainous role. It is too bad the predictable script isn't more intelligent, but as a companion piece to The Road Warrior, this seafaring stunt-fest is adequately impressive.
Who Killed the Electric Car?: It begins with a solemn funeral…for a car. By the end of Chris Paine's lively and informative documentary, the idea doesn't seem quite so strange. As narrator Martin Sheen notes, "They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline." Paine proceeds to show how this unique vehicle came into being and why General Motors ended up reclaiming its once-prized creation less than a decade later. He begins 100 years ago with the original electric car. By the 1920s, the internal-combustion engine had rendered it obsolete. By the 1980s, however, car companies started exploring alternative energy sources, like solar power. This, in turn, led to the late, great battery-powered EV1. Throughout, Paine deftly translates hard science and complex politics, such as California's Zero-Emission Vehicle Mandate, into lay person's terms (director Alex Gibney, Oscar-nominated for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, served as consulting producer). And everyone gets the chance to have their say: engineers, politicians, protesters, and petroleum spokespeople--even celebrity drivers, like Peter Horton, Alexandra Paul, and a wild man beard-sporting Mel Gibson. But the most persuasive participant is former Saturn employee Chelsea Sexton. Promoting the benefits of the EV1 was more than a job to her, and she continues to lobby for more environmentally friendly options. Sexton provides the small ray of hope Paine's film so desperately needs. Who Killed the Electric Car? is, otherwise, a tremendously sobering experience.
The Wild Blue Yonder: From legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo, Nosferatu) comes an inspired vision: as humans search for a new planet to colonize, aliens attempt to settle on the nearly-uninhabitable Earth. Oscar-nominee Brad Dourif (Deadwood, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Seed of Chucky) delivers a remarkable performance as he tells the aliens' story. Herzog has combined original NASA footage with Henry Kieser's incredible documentary images from beneath the Antarctic Ocean, as well as interviews with respected scientists, that culminate in his personal plea to save our planet. The Wild Blue Yonder has fans, critics and skeptics alike in a furor. This unique cinematic experience comes in a limited edition DVD release including hours of special features. WINNER: FRIPESCI Award, Bienalle Venice 2005
X-Men 3 - The Last Stand Blu-Ray: X-Men: The Last Stand is the third installment in the popular superhero franchise, and it's an exciting one with a splash of fresh new characters. When a scientist named Warren Worthington II announces a "cure" for mutant powers, it raises an interesting philosophical question: is mutant power a disease that needs a cure, or is it a benefit that homo superior enjoys over "normal" human beings? No surprise that Magneto (Ian McKellen) and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants resist the idea that they need to be cured, and declare war on the human race. But it's a little tougher for the X-Men, led by Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Cyclops (James Marsden), and Storm (Halle Berry). If you're Rogue (Anna Paquin), for example, your power means you can't even touch your boyfriend, Iceman (Shawn Ashmore). To compound matters, someone previously thought dead has returned, and might be either friend or foe. With director Bryan Singer having moved on to Superman Returns, the franchise passes to the hands of Brett Ratner (Rush Hour), whose best work is done in the big action sequences such as a showdown between mutant armies. But it's difficult to manage the sheer volume of characters when adding longtime comic-book stalwarts such as Beast (Kelsey Grammer) and Angel (Ben Foster), and one character in particular deserved better than an off-screen dismissal. And fans of the original Dark Phoenix comic book story might be underwhelmed by the movie's resolution. X-Men: The Last Stand is presumably the last film in the series, but the ambiguous ending leaves possibilities open. Look for the two writers most responsible for making the X-Men who they were, Stan Lee and Chris Claremont, in early cameos.
49 Up: Starting in 1964 with Seven Up, The UP Series has explored this Jesuit maxim. The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, renowned director Michael Apted, a researcher for Seven Up, has been back to talk to them, examining the progression of their lives. From cab driver Tony to schoolmates Jackie, Lynn and Susan and the heart-breaking Neil, as they turn 49 more life-changing decisions and surprising developments are revealed. An extraordinary look at the structure of life in the 20th century, The UP Series is, according to critic Roger Ebert, "an inspired, almost noble use of the film medium. Apted penetrates to the central mystery of life."
The Road to Guantanamo: After Welcome to Sarajevo and In This World, The Road to Guantánamo is Michael Winterbottom's most important film. Along with United 93, it's one of the most important films released by anyone in 2006. In the docudrama, which was produced for British television, Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross recount the travails of the Tipton Three, a trio of Britons detained for two years at Guantánamo Bay. How did these apolitical Muslims end up as suspected terrorists? The directors attempt to answer that question by inter-cutting interviews and news footage with recreations of their Kafka-esque journey. It starts with a trip to Pakistan for the wedding of Asif (Afran Usman). In short order, he's joined by Ruhel (Farhad Harun), Shafiq (Riz Ahmed), and Monir (Waqar Siddiqui). On a whim, they decide to visit Afghanistan: "One, for experience, and two, to help." It proves to be their undoing. First, they're caught in a bombing raid; then the Northern Alliance rounds them up as members of al-Qaeda. In the męlée, Monir goes missing. The remaining three are shipped to Cuba, where US officials stop at nothing to coerce confessions. There’s a hard-won happy ending, but it isn't easy to watch--Alan Parker's Ollie Stone-penned Midnight Express seems downright lyrical in comparison. Further, the acting is inconsistent and the character development is sketchy. Those flaws aside, The Road to Guantánamo is powerful and provocative stuff.
John Tucker Must Die: An unlikely sisterhood plots a girl-powered revenge in John Tucker Must Die. When the class-overachiever (Arielle Kebbel, Aquamarine), the head cheerleader (Ashanti, Coach Carter), and the vegan alterna-girl (Sophia Bush, One Tree Hill) discover they're all dating the same guy--namely, star basketball player John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe, Desperate Housewives)--they recruit a bashful new girl named Kate (Brittany Snow, The Pacifier) to become the ideal girl to break Tucker's heart. But as Kate uses the gang's combined wiles to lure Tucker, his interest gives her a social standing she's never had before...an intoxicating experience that may cost her a chance at honest love with another boy. John Tucker Must Die contrasts male and female behavior to cunning comic effect. The portrait of high school life is typically absurd, but the engaging cast, sprightly plot, and crisp dialogue will draw you in. It's a testament to the smooth guiding hand of director Betty Thomas (The Brady Bunch Movie, Private Parts) that ex-Playmate Jenny McCarthy's performance can genuinely be called understated. One of 2006's best teen comedies.
The Hamburg Cell: "If there is a more important, more urgent story to be told than this, I can’t think of it." —The Guardian (U.K.) In this daring dramatization of events leading up to 9/11, director Antonia Bird (Face, Priest) casts her bold, unblinking lens on the roots of extremism. You meet a small band of middle-class students who commit themselves to the unconscionable: Ziad Jarrah (Karim Saleh), the confused and ultimately duplicitous lover and husband; Mohamed Atta (Kamel), the stern, puritanical enforcer, seething with hate; and Ramzi bin al Shibh (Omar Berdouni), the fanatic recruiter for violent martyrdom. Based on exhaustive research, including personal interviews, unpublished correspondence, and the official 9/11 Commission Report, the film offers a coldly detached yet unnervingly intimate study of young men who turned themselves into monsters. What’s more, it reveals the many instances when they might have been stopped.
Towards Evening: Starring screen legend Marcello Mastroianni as Professor Brusci, a widower's sedate and settled life is suddenly disrupted when his four-year-old granddaughter Papere is deposited on his doorstep. Drawing on his teaching (and grandfathering) skills, the professor is teaching her to become an upstanding young lady, when her mother suddenly returns for a visit, and her destructive streak causes layer upon layer of dissension between all involved.
Franck Spadone: In the unrated version of this film, professional pickpocker Franck Spadone and his co-horts rob a beautiful stripper (played by Monica Bellucci). But Spadone becomes infatuated with his victim, and soon finds himself in the midst of a gang war because of his affections for her.
Hamish Macbeth - Series Two: One hotel, one general store, one doctor and one lawman -- PC Hamish Macbeth (Robert Carlyle). He is the sheriff -- with his own singular methods of dealing with crime and misdemeanors. Many a baffling mystery and outrageous scam lurk behind the closed doors of Lochdubh and Hamish needs all his skill to keep the big boys from Inverness off his patch. If only his love life were as easy to solve, but that is another story.
Men Behaving Badly - Season 5: This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary (Martin Clunes) and Tony (Neil Morrissey) who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds, who spend their time either drinking beer at the local Pub, or at home having all MALE conversations on the couch (while drinking beer).
Men Behaving Badly - Season 6: Crack open a beer, grab your remote control and gorge yourself on an extra-large helping of bad behavior, British style. Whether making viewers chuckle or chunder, Men Behaving Badly undeniably and unapologetically became the British sitcom of the 1990s, rivaled perhaps only by Absolutely Fabulous. The antidote to the 1980s "caring and sharing" male, Men Behaving Badly made boorish behavior into a cause celebre. Flatmates Gary and Tony are unabashedly self-centered, rude and crude. They brag, belch, fart, swear, drink beer and fantasize about women with no shame.
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Hate Crime: Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher. One evening, Trey sets out on his nightly walk with their dog and never returns. Immediately, fingers are pointed and Chris and Robbie become the prime suspects. With no support from the authorities, Robbie receives help from some unlikely sources to execute a desperate and dangerous plan that uncovers secrets that will turn many lives upside-down and ultimately bring the perpetrator to justice, regardless of the consequences.
Three Wise Guys: Casino owner Tom Arnold sends three wise guys (Eddie McClintock, Judd Nelson, and Nicholas Turturro) to find his MIA partner on Christmas Eve, and they get waylaid when they might a very pregnant Mary (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe), in this TV movie, a modern take on the Damon Runyon Christmas story. Details: Color, 86 mins, Lionsgate, Widescreen anamorphic. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo). Optional Spanish and English subtitles.
The Debt: A retired safecracker (Warren Clarke) is pulled back in for one last job that goes wrong in the crime thriller originally made for British TV. Martin Freeman, Hugo Speer, and Lee Williams co-star. Details: Color, 110 mins, BFS, Widescreen anamorphic. Supplements: Cast profiles. Optional subtitles.
The Secret: A wife and mother (Haydn Gwynne) is preyed upon by a childhood friend (Stella Gonet), who uses a secret from her past to blackmail and torment her in the thriller originally made for British TV. Details: Color, 94 mins, BFS, Widescreen anamorphic. Supplements: Cast profiles. Optional subtitles.
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi: Documentary about the superstar skareboarder whose career crashed in addiction and prison, until he turned to the Bible to pull out of his self-destructive spiral. Details: Color, 99 mins, Image, Widescreen anamorphic, 1.78:1. Supplements: Friends on Christian Hosoi; Music videos; Trailers. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo). Optional subtitles.
American Experience: Jesse James: Documentary originally made for the PBS history showcase American Experience. Narrated by Michael Murphy. Details: Color/Black and White, 60 mins, PBS/Paramount, Widescreen anamorphic. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo). Optional subtitles.
White Odyssey: Documentary by adventurer and director Nicolas Vanier about his overland odyssey through the Great White North from Alaska to Quebec by dog sled. Details: Color, 90 mins, SKD/Koch Vision, widescreen. Audio: French (Dolby Digital 2.0). Optional English subtitles.
Al Manar TV: In the Name of Hezbollah: Documentary on Hezbollah and from their growth via their message to 200 million Muslins through a satellite broadcast. Details: Color, 52 mins, SKD/Koch Vision, widescreen. Audio: French (Dolby Digital 2.0). Optional English subtitles.
Nova: Private Lives of Dolphins: Documentary originally made for the PBS documentary showcase Nova, narrated by Stacy Keach. Details: Color, 56 mins, WGBH, Academy Ratio. Optional subtitles.
Nova: Treasures of the Great Barrier Reef: Documentary originally made for the PBS documentary showcase Nova. Details: Color, 54 mins, WGBH, Academy Ratio. Optional subtitles.
Alex Borstein: Drop Dead Gorgeous in a Down to Earth Bombshell Sort of Way: One woman show from the Mad-TV star and voice actress Alex Borstein. Details: Color, 71 mins, 20th Century Fox, Widescreen anamorphic, 1.78:1. Supplements: A Tour of the Family Guy Studio; Closing Credits Song ("Crazy Summer Days"). Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Optional Spanish, French and English subtitles.
PollyWorld: Animated made-for-video feature-length spin-off from the Polly Pocket toys. Details: Color, 68 mins, Universal, Widescreen anamorphic, 1.78:1. Supplements: Interactive games and activities; Music video. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo). Optional Spanish, French and English subtitles.
Gerald McBoing Boing, Volume 1 - Adventures: 6 episodes from the new incarnation of the classic cartoon series (originally created by Dr. Seuss) about a boy who speaks entirely in sound effects. Details: Color, 60 mins, Classic Media, Academy Ratio. Supplements: Soundcheck game; Original "Little Golden Book" adapted from the original Academy Award-winning short. Optional subtitles.
Gerald McBoing Boing, Volume 2 - Fairytales: 6 episodes from the new incarnation of the classic cartoon series (originally created by Dr. Seuss) about a boy who speaks entirely in sound effects. Details: Color, 60 mins, Classic Media, Academy Ratio. Supplements: Soundcheck game; Original "Little Golden Book" adapted from the original Academy Award-winning short. Optional subtitles.
Gunsmoke - The Director's Collection: The third DVD collection of the longest running prime time show in TV history, the landmark TV western starring James Arness as broad-shouldered Marshall Matt Dillon, Milburn Stone as Doc Adams and Amanda Blake as Miss Kitty for it's entire run (Blake left the show one season short of its end), features 15 episodes from the entire span of 20 seasons directed by notable names, from feature film directors Robert Stevenson, Arthur Hiller, Mark Rydell, Ted Post, and western movie veteran Andrew V. McLaglen and respected TV helmers John Rich and Phillip Leacock to actors Dennis Weaver, Peter Graves, William Conrad and Victor French. It's been called the first adult western on TV and the early episodes bear that out, with a psychological depth that was heretofore seen only in the movies. Details: Color/Black and White, Paramount, Academy Ratio. Supplements: Episodes directed by on-camera talents such as Dennis Weaver, Peter Graves, William Conrad and Victor French; Commentary on seven episodes by the acclaimed directors; Four original CBS Gunsmoke Radio broadcasts; Soundtrack scoring sessions; Amanda Blake on The Mike Douglas Show; Have Gun, Will Travel clip with Ken Curtis. Commentary by directors. Optional subtitles.
The West Wing - The Complete Series: All seven years of the show that made us want to believe in the American President once again (if only for an hour every week) are collected in this 45-disc set. Aaron Sorkin's fast paced, smartly scripted, witty series debates real life contentious national issues and international conflicts amidst the flurry that is the President's staff on any given day of his term. Martin Sheen is our commander-in-chief in this fantasy government, Stockard Channing our tough-minded first lady, and his first season staff includes Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, and Bradley Whitford. Lowe left halfway through the series (as did creator and hand-on writer/producer Aaron Sorkin) while new faces came and went (Emily Proctor), stayed (Joshua Malina and Mary McCormack), or just checked in from time to time (Oliver Platt, Marlee Matlin, Timothy Busfield, Tim Matheson, Lily Tomlin, Mary-Louise Parker, Anna Deavere Smith, Gary Cole, John Amos, Nina Siemaszko, Annabeth Gish, and many others). The dramatically faltering series was recharged in season six with the Presidential primaries and the high-minded campaigns (with Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda as the contenders). The case is designed as a small film box with a magnetic flap and separate removable file folders for each season. Details: Color, Warner, Widescreen anamorphic. Supplements: 154 episodes on 45 discs; New to this set: Pilot script with foreword from series creator Aaron Sorkin and Episode guide; Over 20 commentary tracks; Over 20 Behind-the-scenes featurettes; Unaired scenes; Gag reels and more. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround). Optional Spanish and French subtitles.
Bing Crosby: Screen Legend Collection: Five films starring crooner turned actor Bing Crosby. He's a press agent who accompanies a beauty pageant winner (Shirley Ross) on her grand prize Hawaii vacation in Waikiki Wedding (1937), one of four random strangers given a fortune by an eccentric millionaire in the comedy Double or Nothing (1937), a cab driver who searches for the parents of an abandoned infant in East Side of Heaven (1939), a construction worker who helps an orphaned girl (Gloria Jean) find her uncle in If I Had My Way (1940), and a swinging crooner who joins the Navy and sails into choppy romantic seas with two twin sisters (Both played by Betty Hutton) in Here Come the Waves (1944). Details: Color, Universal, Academy Ratio. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Optional French subtitles.
Monarch of the Glen - Series 5: Based on the Highland novels of Compton MacKenzie, this BBC series follows the adventures of a reluctant Scottish Laird (Alastair Mackenzie) who is called from a successful career as a trendy restaurateur in London to answer the call of his responsibility of his decaying family estate in the Scottish Highlands. Details: Color, 591 mins, BBC/Warner, Academy Ratio. Supplements: 10 episodes on three discs; "Hogmany" Special; Cast bios. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo). Optional subtitles.
Churchill's Bodyguard: 13-part documentary mini-series, originally made for British TV, about Winston Churchill and his bodyguard Walter H. Thompson, based on Thompson's memoirs about his 18 years protecting Churchill. Details: Color/Black and White, 611 mins, Acorn, Academy Ratio. Supplements: 13-part documentary on four volumes; Gallery of archival photos. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo). Optional subtitles.
The Original Television Christmas Classics: 5 discs with 6 classic Rankin and Bass TV Christmas specials -- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1964), Frosty the Snowman (1969), Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970), The Little Drummer Boy (1968), and Frosty Returns (1993), plus a bonus disc with Cricket on the Hearth (1967) and 2 Christmas music videos (by Destiny's Child and Mariah Carey) and a bonus CD of Christmas songs. Details: Color, 360 mins, Classic Media, Academy Ratio. Optional subtitles.
The Adventures of The Little Prince - The Complete Animated Series: The hero of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic fable of a young boy living on a distant asteroid who visits the planets of the galaxy continues his adventures in this animated series, an international co-production with Japanese-style animation. Details: Color, 600 mins, Koch Vision, Academy Ratio. Supplements: 26 episodes on four discs. Audio: English and Spanish. Optional subtitles.
The Dick Tracy Show - The Complete Animated Crime Series: Comic strip crimefighter Dick Tracy gets top billing in this animated TV series, but it's the colorful members of his task force that get the bad guys in the 130 animated shorts in this collection: Joe Jitsu, GoGo Gomez, Hemlock Holmes and the Retouchables, and Heap O'Callory, all contacted by two-way wrist radio, of course. Details: Color, 645 mins, Classic Media, Academy Ratio. Optional subtitles.
Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears - Vol. 1, Seasons 1-3: The Disney-produced animated series, a fantasy adventure inspired by the line of candy, about the sweetest batch of heroes you'll meet. Details: Color, 640 mins, Disney, Academy Ratio. Supplements: 47 episodes from seasons 1-3 on three discs. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Optional subtitles.
Harper: Paul Newman is cool and charismatic as Ross MacDonald's detective Lew Archer (renamed Lew Harper for the film) in the adaptation of MacDonald's novel "The Moving Target," scripted by future Oscar winner William Goldman. Directed by Jack Smight, the modern murder mystery takes Harper through contemporary sixties Los Angeles and a colorful cast of suspects and other characters, played by Lauren Bacall, Arthur Hill, Robert Wagner, Shelley Winters, and Julie Harris with Janet Leigh as his estranged wife and Strother Martin as a religious con man. Details: Color, 121 mins, Warner, Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1. Supplements: Commentary by screenwriter William Goldman; Introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne; Theatrical Trailer. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 1.0) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0). Optional Spanish, French and English subtitles.
Carousel: 50th Anniversary Edition: Oklahoma stars Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones reunite for their second Rodgers & Hammerstein movie musical, this one a somber drama (adapted from the play "Liliom") about a smooth talking carny who impulsively marries a naďve millworker and then is given a chance to redeem himself after he dies in a failed robbery and goes to heaven. The musical, which features the classic "Soliloquy," is the favorite of composer Rodgers. Cameron Mitchell and Barbara Ruick co-star and Henry King directs. Also includes the 1934 French version of the original play Liliom, directed by Fritz Lang and starring Charles Boyer. Details: Color, 128 mins, 20th Century Fox, widescreen, 2.55:1. Supplements: Isolated Score; Sing-A-Long Subtitles; Liliom (1934 Feature) (full screen); "Turns On The Carousel" featurette; Vintage Stage Excerpt; "You're A Queer One Julie Jordan" & "If I Loved You" Performed by Jan Clayton & John Raitt; Theatrical Trailer; Still Galleries; Additional Songs:; "You're A Queer One Julie Jordan" performed by Barbara Ruick & Shirley Jones; "Blow High, BlowLow" performed by Cameron Michael & Chorus; Movietone News: "Carousel Opens at NY and Hollywood in Cinemascope 55". Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Commentary by Shirley Jones & Nick Redmond. Optional Spanish subtitles.
The King and I: 50th Anniversary Edition: Deborah Kerr is a an English schoolteacher who travels to Siam with her son to become governess to the many children of the King (Yul Brynner) in the classic Rogers & Hammerstein musical. Features the song "Shall We Dance." Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, and Rex Thompson co-star in the lavish production directed by Walter Lang. Details: Color, 133 mins, 20th Century Fox, widescreen, 2.55:1. Supplements: Anna and the King TV pilot; "Something Wonderful: The Story of The King And I" featurette; The Kings of Broadway; The King and I Stage Version; The King of the Big Screen; A Royal Production; Restoring Cinescope 55; Vintage Stage Excerpts:; "Getting To Know You" & "A Puzzlement" performed by Patricia Morison and Yul Brynner; Additional Song:; "Shall I Tell You What I Think Of You" performed by Anna; Movietone News:; Charity Premieres of The King And I Musical Milestone; Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner Oscar Winners; Australians from Yul Brynner Club. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono) and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Commentary by Richard Barrios, Michael Portantiere and Samantha Egger. Optional Spanish and English subtitles.
South Pacific: Collector's Edition: Rogers & Hammerstein adapt the James Michener's "Tales of the South Pacific" for their classic musical about racism in paradise. Mitzi Gaynor stars as the Midwestern girl turned American nurse romanced by elegant French planter Rossano Brazzi during World War II. Director Joshua Logan also collaborated in the original stage production. John Kerr, Ray Walston, and Juanita Hall co-star. Features both the general release and the extended "Roadshow" versions of the film. Details: Color, 151 mins, 20th Century Fox, Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1. Supplements: Original Theatrical Release and Road Show Version; English Sing-a-long Subtitles; Making of South Pacific; 60 Minutes: The Tales of The South Pacific; Vintage Stage Excerpt: "I'm Goint To Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "Finale," "Some Enchanted Evening," & "A Wonderful Guy" performed by MaryMartin and Ezio Pinza.; "South Pacific" On The Screen: A Perfect Hit; State Department Confers High Honor on "South Pacific"; Screen Test: Mitzy Gaynor; Theatrical Trailer; Still Gallery. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono) and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Commentary by Richard Barrios, Ted Chapin and Gerard Alessandrini. Optional Spanish subtitles.
Ubalda, All Naked and Warm: Edwige Fenech and Karin Schubert headline this medieval sex farce inspired by the success of Pasolini's The Decameron and Canterbury Tales. Pippo Franco co-stars and mariano Laurento directs. Details: Color, 90 mins, NoShame, Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1. Supplements: Interview with star Edwige Feniche; Edwige Feniche sexy comedy trailer collection; "Edwige Feniche's Groovy Sexadelic Reel"; Booklet with liner notes and bios. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo). Optional English subtitles.
Giovannona Long-Thigh: Sex farce starring Edwige Feniche as a streetwalker hired to seduce a cabinet minister (Vittorio Caprioli). Pippo Franco co-stars and Sergio Martino directs. Details: Color, 94 mins, NoShame, Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1. Supplements: Interview with star Edwige Feniche; Edwige Feniche sexy comedy trailer collection; "Revenge of Edwige's Groovy Sexadelic Reel"; Booklet with liner notes and bios. Audio: Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo). Optional English subtitles.
The Quiller Memorandum: George Segal is an American spy on the trail of a neo-Nazi movement in Berlin in the espionage thriller starring Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, Senta Berger, and George Sanders. Harold Pinter adapts the Adam Hall novel and Michael Anderson directs. Details: Color, 104 mins, 20th Century Fox, Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1. Supplements: Trailer. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Commentary by film historians Eddie Friedfeld and Lee Pfeiffer. Optional subtitles.
The Chairman: Gregory Peck plays a Nobel Prize-winning scientist recruited as a spy and sent into Communist China to retrieve a secret formula in cold war espionage thriller. J. Lee Thompson directs and Anne Heywood and Arthur Hill co-star. Details: Color, 98 mins, 20th Century Fox, Widescreen anamorphic, 2.35:1. Supplements: Commentary by film historians Eddie Friedfeld and Lee Pfeiffer; The Chairman Mini-film; Alternate scenes from international release. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0) and French (Dolby Digital 1.0). Optional Spanish, French and English subtitles.
50s Sci-Fi Double Feature: King Dinosaur / The Jungle: Four astronauts from Earth travel to the mysterious new planet that has taken orbit around the sun and are terrorized by giant lizards and iguanas in King Dinosaur (1955), the film that launched the career of the original Mr. B.I.G., aka the amazing colossal drive-in schlockmeister Bert I. Gordon. Rod Cameron, Cesar Romero, and Marie Windsor star in The Jungle (1952), where a trek into the wilds of India finds prehistoric woolly mammoths on the rampage. Details: Color, 132 mins, VCI, widescreen, Academy Ratio, 1.85:1. Supplements: Pages from King Dinosaur script with director's notes; Marie Windsor Remembers The Jungle as told by Tom Weaver; Trailers; Advertising and stills gallery; Trivia; Bios. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono). Optional subtitles.
The Lonesome Trail - Western Double Feature: Cavalry officer John Agar returns home from the Indian wars and takes on a land baron and his henchman, using a bow and arrow after his gun hand is injured. Wayne Morrison and Edgar Buchanan co-star. Also features The Silver Star, with Earle Lyon as a cowardly sheriff forced into a showdown with a trio of gunmen. Edgar Buchanan, Marie Windsor, and Lon Chaney Jr. co-star. Both films directed by Richard Bartlett. Details: Black and White, 146 mins, VCI, Widescreen anamorphic. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0). Optional subtitles.
Scream Pack: Triple feature of seventies drive-in horror films: Kiss of the Tarantula (1976), about a daughter who uses the deadly spider to knock off a whole slew of nemeses; Don't Look in the Basement (1973), a thriller about an asylum director who turns his patients into guinea pigs; and Don't Open the Door (1975), where a homicidal maniac terrorizes a young woman caring for a dying grandmother. Details: Color, 265 mins, VCI, widescreen, Academy Ratio. Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0). Optional subtitles.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
'Peter Jackson: A Film-maker’s Journey' Review!
- Xoanon @ 16:04 PST
Tehanu writes: Most Peter Jackson fans will never get the chance to have dinner the man. This book might be the next best thing, because it is stuffed full of anecdotes about the very things a fan would probably want to ask him if they had the opportunity. PJ is as we all know a great storyteller, and this book gives him a chance to tell the story of how he came to be a great film-maker.
Author Brian Sibley has also collected stories from people who have known or worked with PJ since he was a child, and woven them together into an exhaustively well-researched account of PJ’s life to date. The book charts his progress from an “enchanted” childhood of remarkable freedom, to the David and Goliath battles he faced when he started work on the Rings. On the way we read descriptions of him from those who met him on the way up, such as film maker Costa Botes. Botes saw PJ, then in his early twenties, as “a lunatic fan-boy”, a “lovely fool, a brilliant idiot, a kind of uniquely talented savant who was capable of coming up with amazing ideas and images. But I have to be honest and say that I had no inkling at that point that he would go on to create cinema of real maturity and depth.”
The book examines the difficulties – political, logistical and financial – that PJ faced in getting the Rings made, but it is also shows very clearly how PJ had spent his whole life in an apprenticeship for it. Making films with special effects, and even learning about the world of film at all, was far harder for a child growing up in New Zealand in the 60s than we can easily imagine now, and the book documents how single-minded PJ had to be. Everything he did and wanted to do, from the day he picked up his first film camera at the age of eight, was strewn with obstacles.
If I were a parent, this book would leave me wondering how I could raise a child as fearlessly committed to exploring their interests and as confident to experiment and learn.
The book is generously sprinkled with photos, captioned by PJ himself with his characteristic humour in many cases. Along the way we get a glimpse of the sheer range of talents the man has – talents that in some cases would be the distinguishing feature of a person, PJ seemed to master quickly and then discard if he had no use for them. One of the photos in the book shows a set of caricatures PJ drew of himself and his colleagues when he worked as a photo-engraver at the Evening Post. On the strength of those, he could easily have been a professional cartoonist. The same could be said of his early creature masks and the scale model spacecraft he built as a teenager – they are incredibly competent work. It is one of the delights of Sibley’s book that it has so many pictures of PJ’s early experiments, and one gets a sense of the enormous variety of PJ’s enthusiasms.
There is a striking photo in the book of PJ as a toddler being walked through some New Zealand forest. PJ writes in the caption how his mother was “great at creating off-the-cuff stories about the trolls in the woods or goblins who lived high in the branches.” The picture shows him “clearly captivated by a wild story she’s concocting – and 35 years later on the set of The Return of the King, with her son having turned all those wild stories into something of a career. With a different mother, it would almost certainly never have happened”. The young boy in the photo has almost exactly the same facial expression as his own children would, nearly forty years later in The Fellowship of the Ring, as they listen to Ian Holm tell them Bilbo’s adventures with the trolls.
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Friday, November 10, 2006
- Xoanon @ 14:13 PST Our Sideshow Exclusive Aragorn as Strider 12-inch figure has been basking for too long in the glow of positive reviews, and it's time that he starts making his way to the homes of some lucky Wait List members! If you missed out on acquiring this figure, the first in our LOTR 12-inch line, sign up for the Wait List right now, and you may be happily welcoming a King into your home soon! (Please keep in mind that placing a Wait List reservation does not guarantee you a figure, but the lists are fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.) New images of the figure and its magnificent packaging have also been posted on his product page! [More] WAIT LISTS NOW CONTACTING THE FOLLOWING LISTS: NOW TAKING WAIT LIST MEMBERS FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: WAIT LIST CONTACTED AND NOW CLOSED: Please note that you may not have received a wait list notification e-mail if there were not enough items available to reach your place on the wait list. No Wait Lists have been closed this week. Wait list members are contacted by email only! If you receive an email, you will then have three days to accept or cancel the offer; otherwise your reservation will automatically convert into an order after 3 days, and an email confirmation will be sent to you with your new 'T' order number. Watch your email! STOCK STATUS LOW QUANTITIES ALERT - These items are below 200 pieces left and are anticipated to sell out soon. SHIPPING STATUS FOR THE U.S./INT'L WAREHOUSE NOW SHIPPING LOTR: Morgul Lord Legendary Scale bust SHIPPING STATUS FOR THE EU WAREHOUSE NOW SHIPPING COMING IN NEXT 30 Days
New images of the King of Gondor now posted!
LOTR: Grishnakh bust (EU stock only!)
Our Sideshow Exclusive Aragorn as Strider 12-inch figure has been basking for too long in the glow of positive reviews, and it's time that he starts making his way to the homes of some lucky Wait List members! If you missed out on acquiring this figure, the first in our LOTR 12-inch line, sign up for the Wait List right now, and you may be happily welcoming a King into your home soon! (Please keep in mind that placing a Wait List reservation does not guarantee you a figure, but the lists are fulfilled on a first come, first served basis.) New images of the figure and its magnificent packaging have also been posted on his product page! [More]
NOW CONTACTING THE FOLLOWING LISTS:
NOW TAKING WAIT LIST MEMBERS FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
WAIT LIST CONTACTED AND NOW CLOSED:
Please note that you may not have received a wait list notification e-mail if there were not enough items available to reach your place on the wait list.
No Wait Lists have been closed this week.
Wait list members are contacted by email only! If you receive an email, you will then have three days to accept or cancel the offer; otherwise your reservation will automatically convert into an order after 3 days, and an email confirmation will be sent to you with your new 'T' order number. Watch your email!
LOW QUANTITIES ALERT - These items are below 200 pieces left and are anticipated to sell out soon.
SHIPPING STATUS FOR THE U.S./INT'L WAREHOUSE
LOTR: Morgul Lord Legendary Scale bust
SHIPPING STATUS FOR THE EU WAREHOUSE
COMING IN NEXT 30 Days