Monday, February 05, 2007
DVD Tuesday: Hellboy, Aristocrats & More!
- Xoanon @ 10:19 PST
All Quiet on the Western Front: This is an English language film (made in America) adapted from a novel by German author Erich Maria Remarque. The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War 1 by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. As the boys witness death and mutilation all around them, any preconceptions about "the enemy" and the "rights and wrongs" of the conflict disappear, leaving them angry and bewildered. This is highlighted in the scene where Paul mortally wounds a French soldier and then weeps bitterly as he fights to save his life while trapped in a shell crater with the body. The film is not about heroism but about drudgery and futility and the gulf between the concept of war and the actuality.
Amazing Screw-On Head: In this hilarious send-up of Lovecraftian horror and steampunk adventure, President Abraham Lincoln's top spy is a bodyless head known only as Screw-On Head (Paul Giamatti). When arch-fiend Emperor Zombie (David Hyde Pierce) steals an artifact that will enable him to threaten all life on Earth, the task of stopping him is assigned to Screw-on Head. Fortunately, Screw-On Head is not alone on this perilous quest. He is aided by his multitalented manservant, Mr. Groin, and by his talking canine cohort, Mr. Dog. Can this unorthodox trio stop Emperor Zombie in time? Does Screw-On Head have a body awesome enough to stop the horrors that have been unleashed? Where can we get a talking dog? All these questions (O.K., maybe not that last one) are answered by the thrilling tale of The AMAZING SCREW ON HEAD! Based on the award-winning comic book by Mike Mignola, creator of HELLBOY.
Anything But Love - Season 1: Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Lewis star as Hannah Miller and Marty Gold, best friends and co-workers who suppress their smoldering desires, not wanting to spoil their friendship. Once they do take the plunge, though, they quickly discover that falling in love is the easy part! Together, they face some of life's biggest challenges?love, work, love at work, and working at love?with humor, sophistication, and feeling in this unforgettable TV classic.
Aristocrats: This is a documentary about a joke. It is a joke only told by comedians to other comedians. The outline of the joke is that a man goes into an agent's office and says he has a family act. He then either acts out or describes the most obscene acts possible. The stunned agent says, "And what do you call yourselves?" and the man answers, "The Aristocrats." Each comedian describes how he tells the story. Each is different, each tries to get an element of surprise out of their listeners, who are assumed to be other comedians. The joke is told in parts. It is told in reverse order, by men and by women. Each finds a way to make the joke his or her own. The genesis of the documentary was when Gilbert Gottfried performed at the Hugh Hefner roast three weeks after the 9/11 attacks. Everyone was almost afraid to laugh and Gottfried came on second after the first act had bombed. Gottfried told a highly obscene version of the joke that totally broke up the audience. It was never telecast, but changed the whole tone of the evening. Penn Jillette produced the movie as a documentary on the joke every comedian knows but never tells on stage.
The Backyardigans - The Legend of the Volcano Sisters: Play along with Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua, Pablo and Austin as they transform the backyard into amazing adventures! Journey to a far off land with the Luau Brothers to visit the Volcano Sisters in this exciting new adventure filled with dance and music. Will Tyrone, Pablo and Austin be able to stop the volcano from erupting and ruining the luau by bringing a special gift to Uniqua and Tasha?
Baywatch - Season 3: This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on a crowded resort beach. Veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon watches over the younger lifeguards that come and go with each passing season as they keep the beaches safe for vacationers. Frequently he must take action to save them from the raging seas and from the raging tempers that sometimes flare up between the young guards in this stressful job.
Ben 10: Complete Season 1: Ben Tennyson was an average ten-year-old kid on an uneventful summer road trip with his Grandpa Max and Cousin Gwen. That is, till he discovered a strange alien wristwatch called the omnitrix buried in a crashed meteorite. Now, with the omnitrix, Ben can transform into any of 10 alien heroes--each with their own special powers. And Ben is going to need all the powers he can get if he is going to save the world--from Vilgax and his evil alien forces.
Best Picture Collection: This giftset includes 7 movies that have all won an oscar for Best Picture. The boxset includes American Beauty, Braveheart, Forrest Gump, Gladiator, The Godfather, Titanic, and Terms of Endearment.
Blood Legend: A young witch gathers her coven to methodically fulfill her uncle's demands to help resurrect a demon lover from centuries past. Believing that she has completed her tasks she waits for the resurrection and her eternal rewards only to find neither are really what she expected. The resurrected lover is not exactly the beautiful woman her uncle talked of in years past and the rewards her uncle had in mind for her are not made of a princes' fairy tales. The young witch finds the real truth of the "Blood Lengend".
Bloody Mary: When a group of psychiatric hospital nurses invoke the spirit of Bloody Mary-a supposed urban myth-the slaughter begins. First, a young nursing assistant disappears, her body never found. Now, patients are turning up dead-battered beyond recognition, soaked in blood, their eyes ripped out. Mary's wrath has begun. Freed from her eternal prison behind the mirror's reflection, she unleashes a murderous, maniacal fury upon the asylum. Moving at will through mirrors, she strikes when her victims are unsuspecting, defenseless, and alone. Bloody Mary's legend is real, her vengeance is fatal, and to free her, all you have to do is say her name.
Blume in Love: George Segal stars as a Beverly Hills lawyer who discovers he's madly in love with his ex-wife and frantically tries to undo the damage he has done to their relationship. Chasing her around the world, he attempts to prove to her that his love is real.
Brother: Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone. There his new life starts, he meets new people, a girl, becomes a big fan of the rock band "Nautilus Pompillius". Now he is a killer, and killing is easier than living for him. Realizing this makes him understand he is going the wrong way.
Charlie and Lola, Vol. 3: My Little Town: Granny and Grandpa have given Charlie and Lola an amazing new play set called My Little Town with blocks, crayons, markers, stickers and a huge floor mat for drawing. But sharing it proves to be a bit of a challenge when the trees and flowers from Lola's park get in the way of the airport from Charlie's vast city. It takes a Martian invasion to help Charlie and Lola see that playing together is more fun than getting their own way. In this and five more wonderful stories, Charlie and Lola use their creativity and imaginations to make sense of the world around them.
Charmed:Complete Seventh Season: The Power of Three continues to work in mysterious ways as the sisters adapt to the arrival of baby Chris – and the added responsibility of having two enchanted children underfoot. Could this be a divine signal for Piper and Leo to stop quibbling and start parenting? Meanwhile, Paige continues her quest for the perfect man (or even a couple of imperfect ones) while Phoebe desperately searches for the father of her future daughter. Given the pageant of witches, warlocks and sexy wardrobe gracing the manor in the coming year, finding time to juggle multiple romances while fighting the forces of darkness will become increasingly challenging.
China From the Inside: China is a crucial area of study for issues on the environment and development in the Twenty-first century. The tremendous changes taking place in China today will have an impact on the environmental future of the entire world -- not only through issues of global warming but through the development of possible models for ecologically sound economic enterprises. China from the Inside allows us to view the macro-economic issues, the policies that are driving Chinese development, and the micro-level, the impact on the villages and individual families. The challenges of economic development for the environment are complex and profound. It is clear that China will not be able to follow the same path of industrialization, with massive use of fossil fuels to power industry and transportation, as the west has done. Not only would this produce unbearable stress on the environment, it would be impossible because of limited oil and coal reserves for such a path to development.
Cinderella III - A Twist in Time: Cinderella and the Prince are destined to be together, but have you ever wondered what would have happened if the glass slipper that was left behind after the royal ball fit someone other than Cinderella? Cinderella's Stepmother and Stepsisters Anastasia and Drisella change history when Anastasia steals the Fairy Godmother's magic wand and her mother uses it to turn back time and then cast a spell on the glass slipper so that it will fit on Anastasia's foot. The Prince immediately realizes that something is amiss, but a quick zap from the magic wand convinces him that Anastasia is his rightful bride-to-be and it looks like nothing that Cinderella or her mouse friends Jaq and Gus can do will set things right. Two questions remain: what will become of Cinderella and can Anastasia ever find true happiness by marrying someone who will never love her for who she really is? This 74-minute animated tale follows the classic Cinderella and its sequel Cinderella II--Dreams Come True and features nice animation, new conflicts between familiar secondary characters like the evil cat Lucifer and mouse friends Jaq and Gus, lots of new songs, and a suspenseful story line. (Ages 3 to 9).
Clifford: Clifford's Doghouse Adventures: Clifford's big doghouse is where the fun begins on Birdwell Island. It's the place Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and their friends meet and make plans for adventures big and small. Laughing, playing and sharing great times together, they dig up treasures, perform in a band, explore the local carnival, and make a new friend. Episodes include: "Clifford Cleans His Doghouse," "Doggie Garden," "Screaming for Ice Cream," "Jetta's Project," "Then Came Bob," "Clothes Don't Make the Dog," "Limelight Fright," "Clifford's Cookie Craving," "Guess Who's Coming to Birdwell."
Clock: Soldier Joe Allen is on a two-day leave in New York, and there he meets Alice. She agrees to show him the sights and they spend the day together. In this short time they find themselves falling in love with each other, and they decide to get married before Joe has to return to camp.
Crossing Delancey: A contemporary New York comedy about Isabella "Izzy" Grossman, a single independent woman who is caught in a romantic quandary when her grandmother hires a Jewish matchmaker to find her a husband.
Death Row: As eight convicts serve their sentences in a work-release program at a creepy, abandoned prison, an unknown killer stalks them in the darkness. One by one, the prisoners are slaughtered in the most brutal ways. Their only hope to survive is to learn the killer's identity and stop the psychopath's reign of terror. With a stellar cast that includes cult favorite Joe Estevez and Todd Bridges, this twist-filled shocker will keep you guessing until the hair-raising end!
Dragon Ball Z:Season 1 Vegeta Saga: The Saiyans are coming! The last survivors of a cruel, warrior race, these ruthless villains have carved a path of destruction across the galaxy, and now they have set their sights on Earth. They will stop at nothing until they have the wish-granting powers of the seven magic Dragon Balls for their very own. With the fate of his family, friends and the entire human race hanging in the balance, Goku, the Earth's greatest hero, must rise to meet the approaching threat. As he prepares for the fight of his life, Goku embarks on an epic journey that will take him to other worlds, pit him against new and old enemies alike, and force him to confront the dark secrets of his own past. At the end of his path, the most powerful opponent he has ever faced awaits - the evil Saiyan Prince Vegeta!
Drawing Blood: Edmond falls for a gorgeous painter only to discover that she drinks the blood of her nude models. Their relationship gets a bit scary when she tells him that he must bring her more bleedin' models, or die! An outrageously fun vampire movie in the tradition of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.
Flags of Our Fathers (Widescreen Edition): In February, 1945, one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific theater of World War II occurs on the tiny island of Iwo Jima. Thousands of Marines attack the stronghold maintained by thousands of Japanese, and the slaughter on both sides is horrific. Early in the battle, an American flag is raised atop the high point, Mount Suribachi, and a photograph of the raising becomes an American cause celebre. As a powerful inspiration to war-sick Americans, the photo becomes a symbol of the Allied cause. The three surviving flag raisers, Rene Gagnon, John Bradley, and Ira Hayes, are whisked back to civilization to help raise funds for the war effort. But the accolades for heroism heaped upon the three men are at odds with their own personal realizations that thousands of real heroes lie dead on Iwo Jima, and that their own contributions to the fight are only symbolic and not deserving of the singling out they are experiencing. Each of the three must come to terms with the honors, exploitation, and grief that they face simply for being in a photograph.
Flags of Our Fathers (Full Screen Edition): In February, 1945, one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific theater of World War II occurs on the tiny island of Iwo Jima. Thousands of Marines attack the stronghold maintained by thousands of Japanese, and the slaughter on both sides is horrific. Early in the battle, an American flag is raised atop the high point, Mount Suribachi, and a photograph of the raising becomes an American cause celebre. As a powerful inspiration to war-sick Americans, the photo becomes a symbol of the Allied cause. The three surviving flag raisers, Rene Gagnon, John Bradley, and Ira Hayes, are whisked back to civilization to help raise funds for the war effort. But the accolades for heroism heaped upon the three men are at odds with their own personal realizations that thousands of real heroes lie dead on Iwo Jima, and that their own contributions to the fight are only symbolic and not deserving of the singling out they are experiencing. Each of the three must come to terms with the honors, exploitation, and grief that they face simply for being in a photograph.
Flicka: Sixteen-year-old Katy McLaughlin dreams of fulfilling her family legacy by working on her father's ranch in modern-day Wyoming. Katy finds a wild mustang, which she names Flicka, and Katy sets out to break through to Flicka and make her a riding horse. But Flicka and Katy are more alike than she could have imagined. Like Katy, Flicka has a disdain for authority and is not about to give up her freedom without a fight.
For Your Eyes Only (Widescreen Edition): A British spy trawler is accidentally sunk off the coast of a Warsaw pact county. On board is a hi-tech encryption device called an ATAC which the British use to send launch instructions to their Polaris fleet. The British send agent James Bond to investigate but once the Soviets learn of the loss the race is on to recover the device at any cost.
Gene Autry Collection: Gold Mine in the Sky: When spoiled eastern gal Cody inherits a ranch, it is up to the ranch foreman, Gene Autry, to keep things in order. Since Cody can't sell the ranch until she weds, she makes plans to marry a Chicago cattle broker and turns the place into a dude ranch. Gene soon learns the fiance is an unscrupulous racketeer who only wants the valuable property and to get rid of Gene! In between songs with Gene and the Golden West Cowboys, there's a fake cattle rustling raid, kidnappings and attempted murder. With the help of his sidekick Frog Millhouse, Gene rides down the adventure trail in his most exciting western thriller!
Gene Autry Collection: Public Cowboy No. 1: Gene Autry's tried and true crime fighting methods are put to the test when cattle rustlers employ modern technology -- including refrigerated trucks, planes, and two-way radios -- in Public Cowboy No. 1. Things get worse when the local newspaper gal's scathing editorials bash Gene's old fashioned methods and demands the locals call in "progressive" big city detectives. It's up to Gene and his horse Champion, along with pal Frog Millhouse, to prove that the Western straight-shooting methods of dealing with crime still hold true!
Going My Way: Winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, the unforgettable classic Going My Way lights up the screen as it warms the heart. Best Actor winner Bing Crosby shines as Father O'Malley, a young priest new to an established but financially flailing parish. When his philosophies conflict with those of curmudgeonly Father Fitzgibbon (Best Supporting Actor winner Barry Fitzgerald), the result is a timeless story of patience, compromise and - just maybe - understanding. Featuring an all-new digitally remastered picture and filled with mesmerizing music including the Academy Award-winning song "Swinging on a Star," Going My Way exemplifies the silver screen at its golden best! "****! Hard to resist!" (Leonard Maltin)
Goldeneye (Widescreen Edition): Bond, while on holiday, meets the beautiful but deadly Xenia Onatopp, a member of a Russia mafia group and attempts to stop Xenia and another person taking the 'Tiger' helicopter, a new design and protected against any form of jamming. Meanwhile, Natalya Siminova, a Russian computer programmer is shocked when her team is wiped out by Xenia and Natalya's boss General Ourumov who steals the top secret space weapon Goldeneye, a satellite which triggers a nuclear pulse in the target area which destroys all electronic equipment. Bond is sent to discover who's got control of the weapon and teaming up with Natalya finds that the real villain is someone who knows Bond of old. An old friend of Bond, Alec Trevelyan, plans to destroy London using Goldeneye to gain revenge on Britain and he is even more dangerous as Alec is an ex-00 agent himself...
Goldfinger (Widescreen Edition): The Bank of England has discovered that someone is stockpiling vast quantities of gold and suspects international bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger of being involved. The Bank requests that British agent James Bond be sent to investigate. Bond soon uncovers an audacious plan to commit "the crime of the century" and bring economic chaos to the West.
The Grudge 2: Acclaimed producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise have re-teamed with director Takashi Shimizu and screenwriter Stephen Susco to present this heart-stopping sequel to the smash-hit thriller, The Grudge. When Aubrey Davis learns her sister Karen (Sarah Michelle Geller) has been hospitalized, she immediately flies to Tokyo. Once there, she learns her sister's horrifying story and discovers that the fatal supernatural curse has been unleashed. Now, as the grudge spreads across the world, a new host of unsuspecting victims are about to become infected by the force that can't be stopped -- and won't be killed.
Harvest Time: Set in rural Russia, Marina Rasbezhkina's feature film received the Golden Plaque award at the Chicago International Film Festival for its artful portrayal of Soviet history. The film follows a woman living in a small Russian village after World War II. Working as a tractor driver at a collective farm, she feels extra pressure to bring home money when her husband returns from the war an amputee. This event indirectly leads to her winning of the Red Flag, a distinction which brings her both pride and burden.
Have Sword, Will Travel: The classic martial arts team of David Chiang (The Wandering Swordsman) and Ti Lung (Deadly Breaking Sword) tears up the screen in this fast-paced, imaginative take on the popular American Western genre, Shaw Brothers style! Enlisted with transporting a shipment of silver, young master fighters (who are engaged to be married), Ti Lung and Li Ching, encounter a suspicious, downtrodden swordsman (Chiang) who asks to accompany them. Believing him to be a member of the feared Flying Tiger Manor gang, they prepare to fight for their cargo but soon realize a very different plot might be in store for them all. Crammed with relentless fights and startling plot twists, this audience favorite is pure enjoyment all the way to its rousing, surprising climax!
The Heiress: Academy Award winner Olivia De Havilland and Montgomery Clift light up the screen in this spellbinding, landmark drama. De Havilland is Catherine Sloper, an aristocratic young woman living under the scrutiny of her malevolent father. When a handsome but penniless suitor proposes, her father believes he could only be after her vast estate and threatens disinheritance. Can she be rich in love and money? Based on the stage version of Henry James' renowned novel Washington Square, this is the "****" (Leonard Maltin) winner of four Academy Awards, featuring an all-new, digitally remastered picture. A masterpiece of love, deception and betrayal, The Heiress remains a shining example of a true cinematic achievement.
Hellboy: Sword of Storms: In this first animated feature from Director Tad Stones (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command), and Creative Producers Mike Mignola (creator of HELLBOY comics) and Guillermo del Toro (writer/director of the HELLBOY movie), a folklore professor becomes unwittingly possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning. But when The Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense dispatches a team of agents to investigate, a cursed samurai sword sends Hellboy (Ron Perlman) to a supernatural dimension of ghosts, monsters and feudal mayhem.Now while pyrokinetic Liz Sherman (Selma Blair) and fishboy Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) battle one very pissed-off dragon, a lost and cranky Hellboy must find his way home. Even if he can survive the perilous journey, how much crap does a guy have to put up with from the two most vengeful and ferocious spirits of Japanese legend?
Here Comes Mr Jordan: When a boxer (Robert Montgomery) is accidentally called to Heaven 50 years before his time, it's upto celestial executive extraordinaire Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains) to straighten out the matter. When Columbia Pictures' financial advisors read the screenplay for the fantasy comedy Here Comes Mr. Jordan, they had their doubts as to its box-office potential. Screenwriter Sidney Buchman went directly to studio president Harry Cohn in an effort to convince him to make the film. Cohn liked the script's uniqueness and, saying that all his bankers wanted was "what sold last year," told Buchman he'd make the picture. To play the saxophone-playing boxer Joe Pendelton, Cohn decided to borrow Robert Montgomery from MGM. Although Mongomery had some initial doubts about his part, he delivered what was to become an Oscar -nominated performance. The film, which received a total of seven 1941 nominations, including Best Picture, won two (Best Motion Picture Story, Best Screenplay). Here Comes Mr. Jordan was so successful, it inspired a semi-sequel (1947's Down To Earth, which starred Rita Hayworth) and was eventually remade in 1978 as Heaven Can Wait.
Hitchcock Gift Set: THE MANXMAN- Poor fisherman Pete falls in love with Kate, the daughter of a landlord on the Isle of Man. Pete decides to leave on his ship to earn some money and then to marry the girl. RICH AND STRANGE- Fred and Emily Hill, a happy young married couple, inherit money and decide to take a world cruise. On board ship their new-found fortune goes to their heads... THE SKIN GAME- The Hillcrests are a wealthy family who have held their country estate for many generations. But they will now enter battle... MURDER!- Diana Baring, an actress in a touring company, is discovered near the scene of the crime when a woman is found murdered. THE RING- 'One Round' Jack Sanders is a young boxer traveling the country with a boxing booth in a fair.
Hollywoodland (Widescreen Edition): Hollywoodland is a uniquely compelling exploration of fame and identity, inspired by one of Hollywood's most infamous real-life mysteries. The film is the feature directorial debut for Allen Coulter (Emmy and DGA Award nominee for his work on The Sopranos and Sex and the City). June 16, 1959. The glamour of Tinseltown permanently fades for actor George Reeves, the heroic Man of Steel on TV's Adventures of Superman, as the actor dies in his Hollywood Hills home. Felled by a single gunshot wound, Reeves (portrayed in Hollywoodland by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck) leaves behind a fiancée - aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon (Robin Tunney) - and millions of fans who are shocked by his death. But it is his grieving mother, Helen Bessolo (Lois Smith), who will not let the questionable circumstances surrounding his demise go unaddressed. Helen seeks justice, or at least answers. The Los Angeles Police Department closes the case, but Helen hires - for $50 a day - private detective Louis Simo (Academy Award winner Adrien Brody). Simo soon ascertains that the torrid affair Reeves had with Toni Mannix (Academy Award nominee Diane Lane), the wife of MGM studio executive Eddie Mannix (Academy Award nominee Bob Hoskins), might hold the key to the truth. But truth and justice are not so easily found in Hollywood. Simo pursues dangerous and elusive leads in both high and low places and, in trying to turn up the heat, risks getting burned. The detective also uncovers unexpected connections to his own life as the case turns more personal and he learns more about Reeves himself. Behind the icon was a complex man who gave his life to Hollywood in more ways than one.
Hollywoodland (Full-Screen Edition): Hollywoodland is a uniquely compelling exploration of fame and identity, inspired by one of Hollywood's most infamous real-life mysteries. The film is the feature directorial debut for Allen Coulter (Emmy and DGA Award nominee for his work on The Sopranos and Sex and the City). June 16, 1959. The glamour of Tinseltown permanently fades for actor George Reeves, the heroic Man of Steel on TV's Adventures of Superman, as the actor dies in his Hollywood Hills home. Felled by a single gunshot wound, Reeves (portrayed in Hollywoodland by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck) leaves behind a fiancée - aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon (Robin Tunney) - and millions of fans who are shocked by his death. But it is his grieving mother, Helen Bessolo (Lois Smith), who will not let the questionable circumstances surrounding his demise go unaddressed. Helen seeks justice, or at least answers. The Los Angeles Police Department closes the case, but Helen hires - for $50 a day - private detective Louis Simo (Academy Award winner Adrien Brody). Simo soon ascertains that the torrid affair Reeves had with Toni Mannix (Academy Award nominee Diane Lane), the wife of MGM studio executive Eddie Mannix (Academy Award nominee Bob Hoskins), might hold the key to the truth. But truth and justice are not so easily found in Hollywood. Simo pursues dangerous and elusive leads in both high and low places and, in trying to turn up the heat, risks getting burned. The detective also uncovers unexpected connections to his own life as the case turns more personal and he learns more about Reeves himself. Behind the icon was a complex man who gave his life to Hollywood in more ways than one.
Incubus: Tara Reid stars in a gruesome tale about a group of attractive young college students forced to seek shelter in an ominous abandoned factory after a car accident leaves them stranded. Lurking within is a vicious serial killer bringing new meaning to the term "deranged." Soon, though, the group — what's left of them — makes another shocking discovery. Inside a triple-locked, shatterproof glass cage is a mysterious coma patient who holds the key to their escape and, ultimately, their survival.
Inexchange: Maury has a problem... He is a college freshman who is taken advantage of, picked on, and ignored. However, this is the monotony that Maury has come to expect and subsequently rely on. This is what college life is for Maury, until one day when he makes an agreement and his problems begin to be eliminated one by one.
Inspector Morse: The Making of Morse: The Oxford of Inspector Morse book and The Making of Morse DVD are the perfect must-have companion pieces to the Inspector Morse series. With the fascinating information of the book and the behind-the-scenes insight of the DVD (approx. 50 mins.), fans can delight in the Town and Gown atmosphere of Morse’s world. Explore the settings in which the very clever Inspector Morse investigates murders and pursues criminals with the help of his loyal Detective Sergeant Lewis.
Last Unicorn: Brought to life by the luminary voice talents of Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury and Rene Auberjonois (STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, "Boston Legal"), this animated treasure is the story of a lonely unicorn who sets out on an extraordinary quest to find her lost brothers and sisters. Along the way she meets a colorful cast of characters, including a bumbling wizard who magically transforms her into a beautiful damsel. When a handsome prince falls in love with her, he challenges the evil foe who holds her captive. But the task proves harder than imagined, and the unicorn soon discovers that real magic comes from believing in the impossible. Featuring songs performed by America.
Licence to Kill (Widescreen Edition): Shortly after an important drugs bust, CIA agent Felix Leiter is married, but when the drug lord he arrested escapes, kills his wife and mutilates Leighter his old friend British agent James Bond seeks revenge. When "M" orders 007 to drop the matter and start a new assignment, Bond deserts Her Majesty's Secret Service and embarks on a world wide personal vendetta to kill those responsible.
Mad About You - The Complete Third Season: Greenwich Village newlyweds Jamie and Paul Buchman (Academy Award winner Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser) reach new heights of hilarity and neurosis in the third season of this Emmy Award-winning comedy series. With lovable characters in both achingly real and hilariously unreal situations, this smartly written sitcom showcases a Manhattan couple trying their hardest to keep love alive in the midst of all the mad, mad, mad, mad, madness that modern marriage can bring!
Masters of Horror: Family: A young couple moves into a new home only to find out that their neighbor, a seemingly normal man who works from home is not what he seems.
Miracle in the Rain: A fanciful, O. Henryesque tale set in New York City during World War II. A shy, lonely woman and a dashing soldier from Tennessee meet in the rain late one afternoon, and end up falling in love. But Fate threatens to come between them.
My Friend Flicka: A young boy is determined to befriend a rebellious horse in this touching family film based on the celebrated novel by Mary O'Hara. Ten-year-old Ken McLaughlin (Roddy McDowall), who lives on the Goose Bar Ranch, desperately wants a colt of his own. Frustrated by the boy's constant daydreaming, Ken's father (Preston Foster) finally lets him choose any horse in the herd. Ken picks a beautiful filly whom he names Flicka, but the high-spirited animal comes from a "bad" bloodline that's considered to be hopelessly wild. To prove Flicka is worth keeping, and prove himself as a person, Ken sets his heart on winning the horse's confidence and ultimately taming her. Along the way, ken begins to grow up a little and everyone learns some important lessons, in this poignant tale of love, patience, faith, and "hope beyond hope".
National Lampoon's TV the Movie: National Lampoon’s TV: The Movie is a celebration of the ever-increasing ridiculousness of society reflected through television…oh, who are we trying to kid? We just wanted to break stuff, throw Steve-O off a building and get some chicks naked. Biting sketch comedy combined with "Jackassian" stunts form the basis of this demented channel-surfing adventure for the unfocused youth of the world. This spoof comedy stars pop-culture icons of the past and present Lee Majors, Judd Nelson and the cast of "Jackass"! From "Fear Factor" to "Wife Swap" to "The Apprentice" to "Girls Gone Wild", nothing is off limits. So sit back, relax and let us change the channel for you.
Planet of the Apes (En Espanol): It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a "routine" reconnaissance mission. But an aburupt detour through a space time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade (Tim Roth) and his most trusted warrior Attar (Michael Clarke Duncan). Now the race is on to reach a sacred temple within the planet's Forbidden Zone to discover the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the key to its future.
Raven: A terrifying journey through the mind of terror master Edgar Allan Poe, this horrifying tale pits two spirits - one good, one evil - to battle over the soul of a young girl. As a child, Lenore was haunted by visions of terror and read only the poems and stories of Poe. Now, as the lead singer in an L.A. band, Lenore is victimized by a supernatural killer who murders her friends and colleagues before he turns his evil sights on her. The ghost of Poe visits Lenore in her dreams and offers her a way to escape from the killer. Victims are taken to the bloody mountaintop lair of The Raven, where it transforms into a ghostly, unstoppable killer that Lenore must murder a second time.
Return in Red: Certain electromagnetic frequencies can cause mental disruption in human beings... and now someone has decided to put that to the test on the people of a small town. Used as guinea pigs, the citizens find their lives turned upside down in a terrifying nightmare that will haunt your mind long after the chilling climax. For fans of 28 Days Later and Dead and Breakfast!
The Return of Spinal Tap: The Return of Spinal Tap is based around Tap's performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1992. In between the footage of Messrs. St. Hubbins, Tufnel, and Smalls performing in front of a huge crowd enthusiastically determined to go along with the joke, there are clips purporting to investigate the band's humble origins in the East London suburb of Squatney, and updates from "rockumentary" director Marty DiBergi and hapless record plugger Artie Fufkin from the original movie. It is the latter component that is the real strength of Return. Though the concert footage faithfully rehashes many of the film's most treasured jokes (the malfunctioning props, the dancing midgets), the real satirical strength of This Is Spinal Tap was never its treatment of heavy metal music (which, after all, is hardly a difficult target). What the first movie did best was illuminate the egomania, paranoia, delusion, and stupidity that are the cornerstones of rock & roll as it is lived. The Return of Spinal Tap is a worthy companion piece.
Robotech:Shadow Chronicles Movie: Everyone thought the war was over…but the darkest battle has only just begun. Spectacular mecha action explodes onscreen in this long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated sequel to the blockbuster anime series that spawned a generation of fans! The legendary Admiral Hunter is missing as a deadly new adversary threatens the vulnerable survivors of the Robotech wars. Vince Grant and Scott Bernard must race against time to unravel a treacherous mystery that could spell the end of the human race! Features the voice talents of Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Extra features include "Birth of a Sequel" featurette with director Tommy Yune, composer Scott Glasgow and more. Winner, Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature - 2006 International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival.
Running With Scissors: Based on the personal memoirs of Augusten Burroughs, Running with Scissors is a wickedly funny, brave and moving tale of surviving a most unusual childhood. Augusten's (Joseph Cross) mother (Annette Bening) is a deluded aspiring post with bipolar disorder whose marriage to his dad (Alec Baldwin) is in ruins. Soon, she is seeing a very eccentric therapist named Dr. Finch (Brian Cox), while Augusten is left in the care of Finch's wackly family, including his tightly-wound daughter (Gwyneth Paltrow). Abandoned by his parents and adopted by the Finches, he finds a kindred spirit in youngest daughter Natalie (Even Rachel Wood) and motherly support from Finch's long suffering wife Agnes (Jill Clayburgh). Constantly recording the events of his life in his journals as a way to cope, Augusten finds himself avoiding school, learning about love from an older man (Joseph Fiennes), and making big decisions at the tender age of fifteen.
Science of Sleep: The Science of Sleep, a playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvy brain of Stephane Miroux (Gael Garcia Bernal) an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life. Stephane pines for next-door neighbor, Stephanie (Charlotte Gainsbourg), but she becomes confused by his childishness and shaky connection to reality. Unable to find the secret to Stephanie's heart while awake, Stephane searches for the answer in his dreams.
Shinobi - Heart Under Blade: Shinobi centers on the drama resulting from the war between two ninja clans in the early part of the Tokugawa era. In the film, Nakama Yukie portrays Oboro, the granddaughter of Ogen (Lily), the respected Iga clan matriarch, while Odagiri Jo plays Gennosuke, the son of Danjo Koga (Minoru Terada), the powerful Koga clan leader. While living deep within the mountains, the two ninja clans have honed their skills to superhuman levels. Unfortunately, the clans do not get along and are forbidden by imperial decree from sharing their techniques with each other. Viewing the two ninja clans as a threat to his scheme for total domination, the nefarious Nankobo Tenkai (Ishibashi Renji) plots to intensify the rivalry between the two clans. Nakobo creates a contest in which the clans are forced to choose five of their best warriors to participate. The battle, however, isn't just a friendly contest - it's a duel to the death!
Spy Who Loved Me: The British discover that someone has perfected a way of tracking submerged submarines and is offering the technology to the highest bidder. An international crisis breaks when a Royal Navy Polaris submarine equipped with sixteen nuclear warheads disappears while on patrol. The British send agent James Bond to secure the tracking device and locate the missing vessel before its missiles are launched at the West.
A Summer Place: Troy Donahue's first starring role. A story of middle-aged adultery intertwined with teenage love and adult hypocrisy about it set on an island off the Maine coast. The song "Theme From A Summer Place" was a chart topper the year of the movie's release.
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo: When a high-tech ninja from the Far East attacks Titans Tower, ROBIN, STARFIRE, CYBORG, RAVEN, and BEAST BOY spring into action and bring him down. But when Robin finds out the ninja was sent by a mysterious and menacing Japanese criminal known as BRUSHOGUN ... our heroes realize that the action isn't over -- it's just getting started. So the Titans pack their bags, hop in the T-Ship, and take off for Tokyo on mission to track down Brushogun -- and bring him to justice. But can our teenage heroes stay out of trouble in the City That Never Blinks? And can Robin solve the mystery of Brushogun before our villain takes down the Titans -- and destroys everything Robin is?
Thunderball (Widescreen Edition): SPECTRE hatches its most audacious plot to date when its agents hijack a British Vulcan bomber armed with two atomic bombs and hold NATO to ransom for the sum of #100,000,000. The British send all their "00" agents, including James Bond, to recover the warheads before SPECTRE carries out its threat to detonate the devices on the UK and US mainlands.
Tokyo Trash Baby: Directed by international rising star Ryuichi Hiroki (I Am an S&M Writer, Vibrator, It's Only Talk), Tokyo Trash Baby is a sly, funny critique of modern consumer culture and an examination of the difficulties of contemporary urban romance. Miyuki (Mami Nakamura – Tomie), a café waitress, is crazy about her neighbor Yoshinori (Kazuma Suzuki), a grungy, unsuccessful musician. Too shy to even say hello, she quietly slips out of her apartment every night and compulsively collects his garbage, examining mementos and tokens as a way to reconstruct the life of the man of her dreams. Unveiling all of his hidden secrets through his trash, Miyuki believes that she is getting to know Yoshinori intimately. But is she? Tokyo Trash Baby is a charmingly sensitive film about a lonely but lovable girl's quest for love.
Trust the Man: Overachieving actress, Rebecca (Moore), must come to grips with her failing marriage to stay-at-home dad, Tom (Duchovny). While Rebecca's slacker brother, Tobey (Billy Crudup), can't seem to commit to his aspiring novelist girlfriend, Elaine (Maggie Gyllenhaal). As both relationships spin out of control, the two couples embark on a hilarious quest to rediscover the magic and romance of falling in love in New York.
Vibrator: Internationally acclaimed Japanese film director Ryuichi Hiroki (I Am an S&M Writer, Tokyo Trash Baby) takes the helm for this cathartic road movie concerning the transformative journey of an emotionally-unstable writer and adapted from the novel by Mari Akasaka. Rei (Shinobu Terashima) is a freelance writer whose inner demons have driven her to self-medicate. It's during one of her late-night beer-runs to a local urban mini-mart that Rei makes the acquaintance of handsome young trucker Okabe (Nao Omori) - who has taken a momentary pit stop to fill up his tank and grab some snacks. After the two form a friendly bond in the late night hours where anything seems possible, Rei climbs into Okabe's rig for an impromptu road trip that will lead her to find out more about herself than she would ever learn while sitting home and drinking alone. As the dawn draws near on the edge of the horizon, what at first appeared to be a one-night stand gradually transforms into a momentous meeting of chance.
Hollywoodland (HD DVD): Hollywoodland is a uniquely compelling exploration of fame and identity, inspired by one of Hollywood's most infamous real-life mysteries. The film is the feature directorial debut for Allen Coulter (Emmy and DGA Award nominee for his work on The Sopranos and Sex and the City). June 16, 1959. The glamour of Tinseltown permanently fades for actor George Reeves, the heroic Man of Steel on TV's Adventures of Superman, as the actor dies in his Hollywood Hills home. Felled by a single gunshot wound, Reeves (portrayed in Hollywoodland by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck) leaves behind a fiancée - aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon (Robin Tunney) - and millions of fans who are shocked by his death. But it is his grieving mother, Helen Bessolo (Lois Smith), who will not let the questionable circumstances surrounding his demise go unaddressed. Helen seeks justice, or at least answers. The Los Angeles Police Department closes the case, but Helen hires - for $50 a day - private detective Louis Simo (Academy Award winner Adrien Brody). Simo soon ascertains that the torrid affair Reeves had with Toni Mannix (Academy Award nominee Diane Lane), the wife of MGM studio executive Eddie Mannix (Academy Award nominee Bob Hoskins), might hold the key to the truth. But truth and justice are not so easily found in Hollywood. Simo pursues dangerous and elusive leads in both high and low places and, in trying to turn up the heat, risks getting burned. The detective also uncovers unexpected connections to his own life as the case turns more personal and he learns more about Reeves himself. Behind the icon was a complex man who gave his life to Hollywood in more ways than one.
American Psycho (Blu-ray): Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is a Wall Street yuppie, obsessed with success, status and style, with a stunning fiancee (Reese Witherspoon). He is also a psychotic killer who rapes, murders and dismembers both strangers and acquaintances without provocation or purpose. Based on the controversial novel, the film offers a sharp satire to the dark side of yuppie culture in the '80s, while setting forth a vision that is both terrifying and chilling.
Rambo: First Blood (Blu-ray): Academy Award-nominee Sylvester Stallone stars as war hero, ex-Green Beret John Rambo in the one that started it all! FIRST BLOOD is an explosive action-thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final, powerful frame.
Reservoir Dogs (Blu-ray): A gang of thieves carry out an armed robbery on a Diamond warehouse. The police are after them so quickly that they suspect they have a rat in their company. This film starts right after the robbery, with flashbacks to before the robbery, and to the planning of the crime. We are also introduced to the main characters in flashback mode. Plenty of fast action, and plenty of blood and gore.
Running With Scissors (Blu-ray): Based on the personal memoirs of Augusten Burroughs, Running with Scissors is a wickedly funny, brave and moving tale of surviving a most unusual childhood. Augusten's (Joseph Cross) mother (Annette Bening) is a deluded aspiring post with bipolar disorder whose marriage to his dad (Alec Baldwin) is in ruins. Soon, she is seeing a very eccentric therapist named Dr. Finch (Brian Cox), while Augusten is left in the care of Finch's wackly family, including his tightly-wound daughter (Gwyneth Paltrow). Abandoned by his parents and adopted by the Finches, he finds a kindred spirit in youngest daughter Natalie (Even Rachel Wood) and motherly support from Finch's long suffering wife Agnes (Jill Clayburgh). Constantly recording the events of his life in his journals as a way to cope, Augusten finds himself avoiding school, learning about love from an older man (Joseph Fiennes), and making big decisions at the tender age of fifteen.
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Young Guns (Blu-ray): The year is 1878, Lincoln County. John Tunstall, a British ranchowner, hires six rebellious boys as "regulators" to protect his ranch against the ruthless Santa Fe Ring. When Tunstall is killed in an ambush, the Regulators, led by the wild-tempered Billy the Kid (Estevez), declare war on the Ring. As their vendetta turns into a bloody rampage, they are branded outlaws, becoming the objects of the largest manhunt in Western history.
Monday, January 29, 2007
DVD Tuesday: Open Season, Benny Hill & More!
- Xoanon @ 10:11 PST
Agata and the Storm: Agata finds out that her brother, Gustavo, isn't really her brother after all. She decides to follow him to a small strange town where Romeo, Gustavo's real brother, lives. Agata owns Genoa's best book store, a place where the staff dispenses the merchandise as if it was balm for the soul. Repeat customer Nicola, a handsome married man, falls for Agata and an explosive affair ensues. Meanwhile, the discovery that he was actually adopted leads Agata's architect brother Gustavo to a life crisis of his own. Gustavo learns the truth from his younger half-brother Romeo, a talented clothing designer and incorrigible womanizer. As the emotional storm brewing in her own life upsets her self-reliance, Agata sees the surge of her feelings mirrored in nature.
Angels in the Outfield: A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice of an angel promising him help for the team if he will mend his ways. As he does so, an orphan girl who is a Pirates fan and has been praying for the team begins noticing angels on the ballfield. Sure enough, the Pirates start winning, and McGovern tries to turn his life around. But can he keep his temper long enough for the Pirates to win the NL pennant?
The Arrangement: Kirk Douglas and Faye Dunaway in master moviemaker Elia Kazan's hard-hitting story about an adman's attempts to rebuild his shattered life after suffering a nervous breakdown. Year: 1969 Director: Elia Kazan Starring: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr
Band of Angels: In an attempt to carry on in his great Rhett Butler tradition, Gone With The Wind star Clark Gable once again flexes his muscular charms in another Civil War-era movie about the torrid romance between a plantation owner and a half-caste beauty. Directed by Raoul Walsh, and also starring Yvonne De Carlo and Sidney Poitier, the film is highlighted by a stunning musical score by Gone with the Wind composer Max Steiner.
Benny Hill Complete and Unadulterated - The Hill's Angels Years, Set Six (1986-1989): The Benny Hill Show sent shock waves all over the planet and brought audiences to their knees with laughter. Now, Benny is back by popular demand in BENNY HILL: COMPLETE AND UNADULTERATED: SET 6--THE HILL’S ANGELS YEARS 1986-1989, the final installment of his rowdy, raucous, and rollicking smash hit on DVD. Never before seen in their entirety in the States, the eight original full-length episodes in SET 6 explode with the saucy wit and flamboyant humor that made The Benny Hill Show an international phenomenon. Armed with his naughty, nubile Hill’s Angels and the adorable The Hill’s Little Angels, Benny sails into new stratospheres of hilarity, whether it’s with Fred Scuttle and his daily newspaper or Lana and her gaggle of Performing Men. Classic sketches such as "The Crook Report" and "The Halitosis Kid" show off the slapstick silliness that made Benny the undisputed king of comedy. BENNY HILL: COMPLETE AND UNADULTERATED: SET 6--THE HILL’S ANGELS YEARS 1986-1989 is an outrageous and uproarious grand finale to one of the most unforgettable programs in television history. DVD Features: "Hill’s Angels: In Conversation" Featurette; The Benny Hill Cheeky Challenge Trivia Quiz #6; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
Big Valley - Season 2, Volume 1: Victoria Barkley heads her adult brood on the Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley, near Stockton, in the 1870s. Heath is the illegitimate son of Victoria's husband Tom (who is dead at the time of the series). Bank robbers, horse thieves, revolutionaries and land grabbers keep the Barkley's hopping.
Caprice: Comedy-thriller starring Doris Day as an industrial designer who gets herself into a whole heap of trouble when she sells a secret cosmetics formula to a rival company in Paris.
Catch a Fire: A political thriller that powerfully tells the real-life story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso (Derek Luke) is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical - until he and his wife Precious (Bonnie Henna) are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos (Tim Robbins) further insinuates himself into the Chamussos' lives.
Comedians of Comedy: Four comics take their offbeat brand of humor on the road in this blend of performance video and backstage documentary. Patton Oswalt, best known for his recurring role on the sitcom The King of Queens, wanted to stage a tour doing his standup material, but was hoping to avoid the strictures of time and material he ran into when playing comedy clubs. Looking for an alternative, he teamed up with friends and fellow humorists Brian Posehn (a former regular on Mr. Show and Just Shoot Me), Maria Bamford (who does cartoon voices in her spare time), and Zach Galifianakis (the star of a short-lived talk show on VH1), and booked a string of dates at rock clubs and college campuses across the country. The Comedians of Comedy features highlights from all four performers' best sets, as well as a glimpse of the ups and downs of life on the road and how they spend their spare time at home. The Comedians of Comedy also provided the jumping-off point for a Comedy Central television series featuring the same four artists.
Cousin Bette: The BBC dramatization of Honoré de Balzac’s novel about the fury of a woman scorned In this acclaimed drama seen on Masterpiece Theatre in the 1970s, Margaret Tyzack (The Forsyte Saga) stars as Balzac’s furious spinster with Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect) as the beautiful young siren who helps her lure men to their ruin. Born plain and poor, Bette Fischer endures her lot, until her wealthy cousin’s family steals her only treasure—the young sculptor she has taken under her wing. Joining forces with the ambitious, greedy, and alluring Valerie Marneffe, Bette vows to have her revenge and sets out to ruin the family by exploiting the sexual appetites of the men and the naiveté of the women. Also starring Colin Baker (Doctor Who), Thorley Walters (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), and Ursula Howells (The Cazalets). DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE bio of Honoré de Balzac and cast filmographies.
Dallas - The Complete First Six Seasons: Popular evening 'soap-opera' style television drama. The show was set in Dallas and chronicled the exploits of wealthy Texas oil millionaires. Many of the plots revolved around shady business dealings and dysfunctional family dynamics.
Dallas: Complete Sixth Season: The saga of the wealthy Ewing family continues in its sixth season - full of sibling wars, adultery, reconciliation and power struggles. Season 6 starts with ice: J.R. gets the cold shoulder when the family votes him out as president of Ewing Oil. And it ends with fire: Southfork ablaze, with four Ewings trapped by roaring flames. In between, J.R. and Bobby bare-knuckle it out in their biggest fight yet over Ewing Oil, thanks to their father's will. It seems Jock just couldn't decide who should inherit, so he split the company in half and gave his boys one year to see who could make the biggest bucks ? and win the whole shebang. Plus Bobby and Pam split up, J.R. and Sue Ellen remarry and J.R. sees Cuba's jail system from the wrong side of the bars. Add a Texas whirlwind of lying, cheating and bed hopping and, as J.R. might say, "Darlin', this here is Dallas!"
Divergence: Suen is a depressed and rundown cop still obsessing over his girlfriend’s sudden disappearance 10 years ago. While Suen extradites a witness, his bounty is murdered by an oddly principled assassin who seems to possess information that Suen himself would kill for. The witness’ death is welcome news for a crooked businessman whose assets were frozen by the police, until his only son is kidnapped. Enter To, a lawyer who has always successfully protected his clients, and who coincidentally happens to be married to a woman who looks exactly like Suen’s missing girlfriend. Each of these men will ultimately and painfully be drawn together until a violent and permanent Divergence becomes this film’s only forgone conclusion.
Do Not Disturb: What's a devoted wife to do when her husband spends more time "working" with his sexy secretary than helping her with their new home? For Janet Taylor (Day), an American who has relocated to England with her executive husband Mike (Taylor), there's only one solution - make him jealous by inventing an admirer. But as soon as Janet creates her make-believe Romeo, a real suitor arrives, whisks Janet off to Paris, wines and dines her...and comes face-to-face with an insanely irate Mike!
Drive-in Movie Double Feature (Assassination in Rome / Espionage in Tangiers): Assassination in Rome: Cyd Charisse (Singin’in the Rain, Brigadoon) and Hugh O’Brian (Ten Little Indians, The Shootist) star in this classy international thriller about an American woman vacationing in Rome whose husband disappears under mysterious circumstances. To her aid comes a handsome and courageous newspaper reporter, who is a fellow American but also happens to be her ex-lover. Espionage in Tangiers: A deadly disintigration raygun is stolen from a government laboratory, and only the dashing and downright lethal special agent Mike Murphy (Luis Davila, A Quiet Place to Kill, Ypotron) can save the world from the evil-minded thieves. The Sixties Eurospy mine is further plumbed in this colorful cinematic nugget filled with baffling intrigue, stilted violence, and bird-brained but beautiful women who fall head over heels for Agent 077 even after he slaps them silly.
Fabulous Baker Boys: Jack and Frank Baker are stuck in a rut. Playing the same tired tunes night after night, the brothers are in desperate need of change. So when they meet a sultry songbird named Susie Diamond, their future starts to sparkle. But when life in the limelight brings old rivalries to the surface as Jack and Susie’s relationship heats up, the Baker boys soon find their act – and their lives – growing more entertaining than either of them may be able to handle!
Facing the Giants: In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organizing to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by his circumstances, he cries out to God in desperation. When Grant receives a message from an unexpected visitor, he searches for a stronger purpose for his football team. He dares to challenge his players to believe God for the impossible on and off the field. When faced with unbelievable odds, the Eagles must step up to their greatest test of strength and courage.
The Films of Luc Moullet: Brigitte and Brigitte/Up and Down: Luc Moullet, original member of the French New Wave and long-time critic for Cahiers du Cinema, directed these two unique comedies with a modern eye and an absurdist wit.In BRIGITTE AND BRIGITTE, the titular heroines—one born in the Alps and the other the Pyrenees--meet by chance and then move to Paris together. They enroll at the Sorbonne to take crash courses in cinephilia. Costarring roles and cameos by famous directors provide part of the fun as New Wave legends Claude Chabrol and Eric Rohmer mingle with French filmmaker Andre Techine and Hollywood maverick Sam Fuller. The Harvard Film Archive says BRIGITTE AND BRIGITTE, "…stands as the finest period document of French cinephilia." Partly inspired by Dadaist playwright Alfred Jarry’s The Passion Considered as an Uphill Bicycle Race, UP AND DOWN follows a group of cyclists as they struggle up the winding slopes of the Alps. Some cheat; some conduct business; and one wears a tutu!
Green Day:Under Review 1995-2000 the: Rightly regarded as the founding fathers of pop-punk, Green Day are also lauded nowadays for their newfound political leanings. Between 1995 and 2000, the band made three of their most catchy, melodic and finely crafted albums. On this DVD, it is revealed how with Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning, the Californian three-piece honed their songwriting and musicianship. This DVD features live and studio performances by Green Day, rare interviews, and a host of other features, culminating in the best documentary on this period yet to emerge, with comment, criticism and insight from rock critics, journalists, label affiliates, collegues, friends, and scenesters.
Gymkata: Johnathan Cabot (Kurt Thomas) is a champion gymnast. In the tiny, yet savage, country of Parmistan, there is a perfect spot for a "star wars" site. For the US to get this site, they must compete in the brutal "Game". The government calls on Cabot, the son of a former operative, to win the game. Cabot combines his skill at western gymnastics with his fighting secrets of the east and forms Gymkata.
The Handsome Siblings: The Complete TV Series: Contestants prepare for a nationwide martial arts showdown in which the winner will be proclaimed the ruler of the dynasty. These high stakes attract the most honorable warriors...as well as a few lying, murdering, double-crossing warriors, for whom incest isn't out of the question.
The Hannibal Lecter Collection (Manhunter / The Silence of the Lambs / Hannibal): Red Dragon, the Thomas Harris novel that introduced serial killer Hannibal Lecter to the world, was adapted for the screen by Michael Mann as Manhunter. Ace criminal profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) is very good at his job because he has the ability to make himself think like the killers he tracks. Will has been in retirement since catching Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter (Brian Cox), as being inside that particular deranged mind caused Will to have a breakdown. Will's boss Jack Crawford (Dennis Farina visits Will at his home, showing him pictures from a murder scene and asking for his help in catching a new killer they have dubbed "the Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan). In order to test his mental strength, Will visits Hannibal in his prison cell. Adding to the already substantial mental stress Will experiences when he returns to the job are nosy tabloid reporter Freddy Lounds (Stephen Lang), as well as Hannibal's attempts at seeking revenge through the Tooth Fairy. After two additional films that featured Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal) became box-office blockbusters, Manhunter was re-made as Red Dragon starring Hopkins and Edward Norton as Will Graham.
I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Third Season: Back in the blink of an eye are Barbara Eden as Jeannie and Larry Hagman as Major Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Third Season. The four disc box set features all 26 episodes. Third season highlights include three episodes shot on location in Hawaii, the first appearance of Jeannie’s evil sister and guest stars including Bob Denver, comedian Don Rickles, Milton Berle, Hawaiian singer Don Ho and music producer Phil Spector.
Immoral Women: Some have hailed him as a genius of joyous erotica, while others have condemned him as a monster of pornographic depravity. But in this controversial three-part feature by writer/director Walerian Borowczyk, women are mysterious and degenerate creatures who hunger for both extremes. In the first tale, Marina Pierro (of BEHIND CONVENT WALLS) stars as the muse whose rampant lusts enflamed the artists and clergy of ancient Rome. Then GaÃ«lle Legrand is a blossoming teen in 18th century France whose unnatural desire for her pet bunny leads to an act of depraved passion. Finally, a luscious young wife (former Disney child star Pascale Christophe) is abducted and raped before finding the ultimate ecstasy with her four-legged savior. Severin Films is proud to present this notorious erotic epic - also known as THREE IMMORAL WOMEN and HEROINES OF EVIL - transferred from its original European negative materials with all of its scenes of daring sexuality now fully restored.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Third Year: This show delves into the dark side of the New York underworld as the detectives of a new elite force, the Special Victims Unit, investigate and prosecute various sexually oriented crimes, while trying to balance the effects of the investigation on their own lives.
Looker: A plastic surgeon (Albert Finney) gets suspicious when models he has operated on begin to die in mysterious ways. With the help of Cindy (Susan Dey), the next in line to be killed, he traces the deaths to a mysterious corporation which develops new technologies. Directed and written by Michael Crichton (Westworld, Coma).
Lucky Louie - The Complete First Season: Get lucky with Lucky Louie - the "comedy with an adult twist." Louis C.K. stars as Louie, a part-time mechanic of a muffler shop, who spends most of his time at home taking care of his four-year-old daughter, Lucy, while his wife, Kim, the real breadwinner, works as a full-time nurse.
Madame Curie: Perennial co-stars Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon followed their triumph in the Oscar-winning Mrs. Miniver, with this memorable biographical classic. Garson portrays the young Polish physics student Marie, who soon falls in love with and marries Dr. Pierre Curie (Walter Pidgeon), in whose lab she had worked. On their honeymoon they decide to investigate a strange effect Professor Becquerel (Reginald Owen) has noticed with the uranium/thorium stones for Marie's dissertation, and they determine there must be additional radioactive elements causing it. After years of experimentation in a makeshift lab at the University, they are finally able to isolate a few grains of a new element, radium, from 7 tons of raw material. Unfortunately, at the height of their success, tragedy strikes. The grand success of Madame Curie continued Garson's winning streak as one of the biggest box-office stars of the decade.
Maniac: Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC. Experience MANIAC like you've never seen or heard it before. Directed by William Lustig (MANIAC COP, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this notorious classic was censored all over the world for its graphic violence and remains banned in England and Germany to this day. But MANIAC is more than just one of the most relentlessly depraved films of our time; it is quite possibly one of the most disturbing horror movies ever made.
The Marine: WWE champion John Cena dominates the big screen as Marine John Triton. Wherever there's danger, Triton is usually smack dab in the middle of it... and he doesn't play by rules! After he's unwillingly discharged from Iraq, Triton's beautiful wife Kate ("Nip And Tuck's" Kelly Carlson) is kidnapped by merciless jewel thieves led by a vicious killer (Robert Patrick)! Now, Triton must fight to save her, utilizing his most powerful weapon ? himself!
The Motel: Puberty sucks, and nobody knows it better than 13-year-old Ernest Chin (Jeffrey Chyau). As he watches guests come and go, Ernest finds himself forever stuck at his family's hourly-rate motel, where he divides his time between taking orders from his overbearing mom, cleaning up after whatever miscreants the motel may attract and longing for the girl of his dreams, 15-year-old Christine (Samantha Futerman, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA). When charismatic Sam Kim (Sung Kang, PEARL HARBOR, BETTER LUCK TOMORROW, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT) checks into the motel, fatherless Ernest is taken under his wing and hustled toward manhood, for better or worse. THE MOTEL is an honest portrait of adolescence as heartfelt and authentic as it is hilarious.
Move Over Darling: Five years after losing his first wife Ellen (Day) at sea, Nick (Garner) is finally ready to have her declared legally dead, get remarried and settle down to a peaceful second marriage. But wedded bliss becomes marital mayhem when Ellen turns up alive -- with a hilarious, hair-brained scheme to win back her husband, put a stop to the honeymoon and give first love a second chance-at happily-ever-after!
Murder She Wrote: Complete Fifth Season: Season 5 finds Murder, She Wrote's intrepid Jessica Fletcher in fine sleuthing form, and venturing farther afield from Cabot Cove--a good thing, since at the rate the murders have been happening, that town would be nearly cleaned out. Some of the best episodes take place in more exotic locales like New York (dead man on the street, wearing just one shoe), Montana (a publishing convention gone horribly wrong) and West Virginia (two whistle-blowers at a coal company found gruesomely murdered). Angela Lansbury sparkles with determination and bonhomie, hitting her stride and then some. Jessica's own life backstory is even filled out tantalizingly, especially in the episode "The Last Flight of the Dixie Damsel," in which an investigation is launched into a mysterious cargo plane that is linked, she learns to her horror, to her late husband. The series' other delight is watching for cameos by stars of a certain age, and this season doesn't disappoint, with appearances by Roddy McDowall, Shelley Fabares, and Dinah Shore--but also some up-and-comers like Megan Mullally (proof positive that the Will & Grace whine was a put-on) and future satirist Bill Maher. Extras include a fresh and beguiling interview with Lansbury, who clearly relishes the gift the role of Fletcher was in the latter part of her acting career, as well as other members of the cast and crew.
Neither the Sea Nor the Sand: Recovering from a failed marriage, Anna Robinson (The Three Lives of Thomasina's Susan Hampshire) retreats to the haunting, eerie climes of the Isle of Jersey, where she finds fulfillment in an affair with lighthouse keeper George (The Pianist's Frank Finaly). But when death strikes, Anna finds herself inconsolable and longs for the arms of her lover... who unexpectedly returns from the dead, with a few macabre changes awaiting them both. A lyrical, poetic, undiscovered gem of '70s British horror, now available for the first time ever!
No Shame: A drama teacher, Isabel (Veronica Forque), at a competitive acting school full of hormonal 19-year-olds with big dreams and their hearts on their sleeves, finds herself at a crossroads in life. Twenty years ago she was a struggling actress from a wealthy family. Now, settled into a successful and fulfilling--but much more humble--teaching career, she finds her love life unfulfilled. Her young lover entertains her affections, but he cannot appease her lonliness. When she coincidentally runs into Mario (Daniel Jiminez Camacho), a man with whom she shared a one-night stand in her youth, and finds that he is now a successful director, her heart leaps. NO SHAME concentrates primarily on the lives of the wonderfully energetic acting students, and weaves in Isabel's story carefully, always making sure to keep the students in the spotlight. A tale of love and risking everything in the name of dreams, the Joaquin Oristrell-directed film has a new-agey, bohemian flavor that breathes magical life into the beautiful sets and glowing cast.
Open Season (Widescreen Special Edition): A grizzly bear named Boog, domesticated by a park ranger, Beth, helps deer friend Elliot escape from the mullet-sporting hunter, Shaw. When the animals escape to the forest the pair become lost just as hunting season begins, made worse by the fact Boog doesn't know how to survive outside of his beloved ranch. Elliott and Boog develop a strong bond not only between themselves but also with the wild animals and attempt to drive the hunters out of the forest.
Open Season (Full Screen Special Edition): A grizzly bear named Boog, domesticated by a park ranger, Beth, helps deer friend Elliot escape from the mullet-sporting hunter, Shaw. When the animals escape to the forest the pair become lost just as hunting season begins, made worse by the fact Boog doesn't know how to survive outside of his beloved ranch. Elliott and Boog develop a strong bond not only between themselves but also with the wild animals and attempt to drive the hunters out of the forest.
Passion of the Christ: Definitive Edition: The Passion of The Christ focusses on the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life. The film begins in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus has gone to pray after sitting the Last Supper. Jesus must resist the temptations of Satan. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, Jesus is then arrested and taken within the city walls of Jerusalem where leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy and his trial results in a condemnation to death.
Prey: Tom Newman (Peter Weller) can’t join his family on their first African Adventure vacation due to urgent business obligations, but hopes the trip will provide a chance for his son and daughter to bond with his new young wife, Amy (Bridget Moynahan). Their ranger, Brian, decides to add some extra thrills and adventure to their trip and takes them "off roading." All is well until Amy and the 2 kids become lost in a labyrinthine game reserve and begin to be stalked by savage lions who won’t quit until they have dinner. The film is described as "Jaws in the African bush" and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final seconds.
Private Collections: For legendary producer Pierre Braunberger (SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER), it was the most enticing of challenges: Invite the three most controversial directors in modern erotic cinema to indulge their fantasies in one daring film. The result remains one of the most uniquely sensual motion pictures of our time. In the first story from director Just Jaeckin (EMMANUELLE, GWENDOLINE), a castaway sailor is rescued by a tribe of succulent native women - led by the stunning Laura Gemser of BLACK EMANUELLE fame - who soon reveal their most unusual appetites. Then director Shuji Terayama (FRUITS OF PASSION) explores the haunting tale of a Japanese boy seduced by the riddle song of a village madwoman. And in the bold adaptation of a short story by De Maupassant, director Walerian Borowczyk (IMMORAL WOMEN, THE BEAST) reveals the torrid liaison between a Parisian gentleman, a Follie Bergere prostitute and an unexpected surprise that hides in the night.
Rock & Rule: A rock & roll singer searches for eternal life in this animated musical fantasy set in a post-nuclear dystopia. Similar to the earlier Heavy Metal (1981) in tone, this film attempts to incorporate mythical themes and mutant beings with music by Cheap Trick, Deborah Harry, Iggy Pop, and other popular acts of the time, with mixed success. Clive Smith's film was a disappointment at the box-office, but has since attracted a minor cult following.
Rx: A true talent, up-and-comer Ariel Vromen brings to the screen a visually alluring and emotionally charged first feature. With a cast of gifted young actors, Vromen delves into the darker side of the party to reveal that life can change indefinitely when decisions are made with love and friendship on the line. Andrew (Eric Balfour), Melissa (Lauren German) and Jonny (Colin Hanks) are friends in the prime of their lives. But when the real life weight of family misfortune becomes too much for Andrew to bear, he makes a desperately naive decision. What is meant to be a weekend party across the border soon becomes a heartbreaking journey that tests the boundaries of companionship, romantic love and personal ethics. Beautifully composed shots and a stellar soundtrack complete this package, lending Vromen's dark yet moving coming-of-age story a hip edge and resonating style.
Sayonara Jupiter: In the 22nd Century, the United Earth Federation has begun colonizing neighboring planets in the solar system. While attempting to extract water from Mars' polar ice caps, a UEF science team uncovers ancient carvings that describe the crash of an alien spacecraft on the planet Jupiter several millennia ago. The discovery postpones the initial phase of the Jupiter Solarization Project, a plan to transform the gas giant into a second sun, providing both additional solar energy for Earth and making the outer worlds fit for colonization. From Minerva Station in the orbit of Jupiter, Dr. Eiji Honda (Tomokazu Miura, Survive Style 5+, Taste of Tea) is dispatched to ensure that alien life does not exist on Jupiter before the planned mission is to commence. When scientists discover that a black hole is approaching the solar system, Earth's only hope is to abandon the Solarization Project and instead send Jupiter into the black hole. Dr. Honda must race to complete the new mission and save Earth before time runs out! Toho decided in the early 80's to give Japan a space epic of their own to compete with the upcoming sequel to Stanley Kubrick's classic "2001", titled "2010". The result was "Sayonara Jupiter" (aka "Bye-Bye Jupiter"). Directed by Koji Hashimoto (Godzilla 1985, Ghidrah, Latitude Zero) and featuring special effects by Koichi Kawakita (Gunhed, King Kong VS Godzilla), Sayonara Jupiter contains some of the greatest special effects ever produced in the 1980s!
Silence of the Lambs: Young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist. FBI agent Jack Crawford believes that Lecter who is also a very powerful and clever mind manipulator have the answers to their questions to help locate the killer. Clarice must first try and gain Lecter's confidence before he is to give away any information.
Slaughter of the Vampires: In this lush Gothic romp from the Golden Age of Italian horror, Walter Brandi (The Playgirls and the Vampire, The Bloody Pit of Horror) and Graziella Granata (A Taste for Women) star as a young well-to-do couple terrorized by a love-hungry vampire (peplum and krimi veteran Dieter Eppler, The Sinister Monk) who makes his nest in the lower rungs of their estate. Before the bloodsucker can lay unholy claim to the voluptuous lady of the land, the couple enlist the unusual services of Professor Nietzsche (Luigi Batzella, writer/director of notable nasties Nude for Satan and SS Hell Camp), who is more than determined to rid the world of all vampires. Written and directed by Roberto Mauri (Vengeance is My Forgiveness, Madeline: Study of a Nightmare), Slaughter of the Vampires is a Baroque, beautifully photographed entry in the bosom-heaving world of the romantic vampire, now presented uncut and tranferred from original vault materials.
Tales of Terror from Tokyo 3, Part 1: Just because the gates to the spirit world are usually kept shut does not mean that they cannot suddenly open, that the dead cannot reach out for your throat, that its denizens cannot prowl in abandoned office buildings, or haunt high school video projects. The dark realm is with you, and within you, its emotions calling to yours in shades of horror, of fear, of terror. Writers Kihara Hirokatsu and Nakayama Ichiro have collected these Tales of Terror from accounts told to them as true all over Japan.
Ufc Classics 7: Don "The Dragon" Wilson provides commentary in this edition of the no-holds-barred, real action fighting championship. Highlights include the match between UFC 6 champion Oleg Taktarov and World Shootfighting Champion Ken Shamrock.
Ultimate Fighting Championship Classics, Vol. 8: More bone-crushing, cross-discipline fighting action, featuring four semi-final bouts in which one challenger outweighs the other by more than one hundred pounds. "The Superfight," a match between reigning champion Ken Shamrock and Kimo, the man who defeated Royce Gracie, highlights the event.
Unhitched: When a man learns his worst enemy is about to marry the woman his best friend loves, he vows to break up the wedding any way he can in this outrageous romantic comedy.
Unknown: Academy Award® nominee Greg Kinnear (Best Supporting Actor, As Good As It Gets, 1997; The Matador) and James Caveizel (The Passion Of The Christ) light up the screen in this riveting psychological thriller that delivers nerve-jarring suspense like The Usual Suspects and Memento. Five strangers wake up in a locked warehouse with no memory of who they are or how they got there. Now they are forced on a journey together to discover who is good -- and who is evil -- in order to stay alive. Watch in real time as facts are revealed, the unknown becomes known...and this stunningly unpredictable motion picture leads you down a path of twists and turns that may uncover the truth. Also starring Joe Pantoliano (HBO's The Sopranos), Bridget Moynaghan (I, Robot), Jeremy Sisto (HBO's Six Feet Under) and Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan).
Vigilante: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar(r) nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the thugs free, Eddie goes berserk and vows revenge. Now there's a new breed of marauder loose on the city streets, enforcing his own kind of law. His justice is swift. His methods are violent. He is the VIGILANTE. Fred Williamson (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN), Woody Strode (SPARTACUS), Joe Spinell (MANIAC) and Salsa legend Willie Colon co-star in this hard-hitting exploitation classic from director William Lustig (MANIAC COP, RELENTLESS) that many critics consider to be better - and more shocking - than the original DEATH WISH.
Visitors: Venerable British actress Susannah York and up-and-coming star Radha Mitchell head up the cast of this Australian psychological thriller. Both actresses play the character of Carolyn at different stages of her life; bookended with scenes of the elder Carolyn (York) recalling her attempt to sail around the world, the bulk of the film involves the terror-stricken voyage itself. Only in her twenties, the young Carolyn (Mitchell) is filled with hope and fear for her daring solo journey, but once at sea, isolation and solitude begin to take their toll. Soon, Carolyn is encountering people and situations from her past, sometimes with violent, terrifying consequences. When she begins to notice physical evidence of her nightmarish visitors, Carolyn really begins to lose it.
Viva Pedro - Pedro Almodovar Classics Collection: Includes - Talk to Her/ Bad Education/ All about My Mother/ Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown/ Live Flesh/ Flower of My Secret / Matador / Law of Desire
Zatoichi 6: TV Series: The blind masseur Zatoichi (Shintaro Katsu) wanders through Japan looking to ply his trade. But wherever he goes, trouble follows and he must use his legendary, lightning sword skills to dispatch evildoers and defend justice.
Discovery Atlas: Australia Revealed (HD DVD): Discover the world, one person at a time…Discovery Atlas! Take an epic adventure with intimate insight into the big, bold and tenacious country of Australia. Step into one of the world's oldest cultures, drive the world's biggest trucks and join a cattle roundup on the world's largest ranch on one of the earth's youngest nations. Spanning over 4 million miles with over 22,000 miles of coastline, Australia is a captivating mix of desolation and riches, from the harsh life of the outback to the welcoming, fertile lands of its coastline. Deeply rooted to the land that offers them so much, Australians are survivors as they've faced some of the driest conditions worldwide. Hear the stories of its spirited people, including Aboriginal performers who trace their ancestry back to the land, a lifesaver who can't imagine an existence without the ocean and a jillaroo who could never be fenced in.
Discovery Atlas: Brazil Revealed (HD DVD): Discover the world, one person at a time…Discovery Atlas! Discover Brazil through the eyes of its people and explore the surrounding beaches, jungles and landscaping mountains that make this land so vibrant. Witness the roles that history, geography, culture, religion and the natural environment have played in shaping one of the most fascinating countries in the world. From a government worker who dreams of performing the samba at Carnaval, to a young man whose life is capoeira, to a river trader whose livelihood depends on the Amazon, and a maid determined to win the biggest amateur soccer tournament in the world, meet some of the individuals who personify the energy and intensity of this tropical South American paradise. Using the latest HD camera technology coupled with movie-caliber cinematography and effects, hear the stories of several Brazilians whose lives sum up the essence of Brazil and epitomize its people's natural habit of "seizing the moment. "
Discovery Atlas: China Revealed (HD DVD): For curious Americans looking to learn more about Chinese culture, this program offers an in-depth look at the people, traditions, and landscapes of contemporary China that is both visually engaging and intellectually arresting. Now viewers who may not have the means to travel to China and experience the beauty of the culture firsthand can study the people and traditions more closely than ever before as filmmakers offer a guided tour of this vast and wondrous nation.
Discovery Atlas: Italy Revealed (HD DVD): Discover the world, one person at a time…Discovery Atlas! Journey through the heart of the picturesque country of Italy: a land stretching from the snow-capped peaks of the Alps to the sun-baked semi-desert of Sicily. Over the course of one year, follow the lives and loves, trials and tribulations and the hopes and dreams of a group of people who exemplify what it is to be Italian. Spanning the length and breadth of Italy, this film combines stunning location footage of its famous monuments and its hidden jewels. The latest computer graphics will propel you through the Italian landscape, while personal insights unravel the stereotypes and hidden secrets of what makes the nation tick. Combining stunning location footage with the latest computer graphics, this narrative propels viewers on a magic carpet ride through the Italian landscape, while providing personal insights into the lives of real Italians.
Half Baked: Fully Baked Edition (HD DVD): Dave Chappelle stars in this hilarious adventure of three lovable party buds trying to bail their friend out of jail. But just when the guys have mastered a plan, everything comes dangerously close to going up in smoke! Packed with memorable appearances by Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson and Tommy Chong. Experience this all-new special expanded version that's fully baked.
The Wicker Man (HD DVD): Out patrolling a California highway, police officer Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) stops a station wagon to return a little girl's lost doll. Moments later, a runaway truck slams into the station wagon, igniting it into a fiery wreck with the mother and child trapped inside. Edward fails to save them before the car explodes...and then spends months of his life choking down pills to get the image of their faces out of his head. But Edward is about to get a second chance. A desperate letter from his former girlfriend, Willow (Kate Beahan), arrives at his home with no postmark. Willow came into his life and left just as unexpectedly years before. But now, her daughter Rowan has gone missing, and Edward is the only person she trusts to help locate her. She asks him to come to her home on a private island - Summersisle - a place with its own traditions where people observe a forgotten way of life. Edward seizes the opportunity to make his life right again, and soon finds himself on a seaplane bound for the islands of the Pacific Northwest. But nothing is what it seems on isolated Summersisle, where a culture, dominated by its matriarch Sister Summersisle (Ellen Burstyn), is bound together by arcane traditions and a pagan festival called "the Day of Death and Rebirth." The secretive people of Summersisle only ridicule his investigation, insisting that a child named Rowan never existed there... or if she ever did was no longer alive. But what Edward doesn't know is that Willow's plea for help has invited more into his life than a chance for redemption. In unraveling Summersisle's closely held secrets, Edward is drawn into a web of ancient traditions and murderous deceit, and each step he takes closer to the lost child brings him one step closer to the unspeakable. And one step closer to the Wicker Man.
Beerfest (Blu-Ray): After a humiliating false start in Germany's super-secret underground beer competition, America's unlikely team vows to risk life, limb and liver to dominate the ultimate chug-a-lug championship. The laughs are on the haus!
Discovery Atlas: Australia Revealed (Blu-Ray): Discover the world, one person at a time…Discovery Atlas! Take an epic adventure with intimate insight into the big, bold and tenacious country of Australia. Step into one of the world's oldest cultures, drive the world's biggest trucks and join a cattle roundup on the world's largest ranch on one of the earth's youngest nations. Spanning over 4 million miles with over 22,000 miles of coastline, Australia is a captivating mix of desolation and riches, from the harsh life of the outback to the welcoming, fertile lands of its coastline. Deeply rooted to the land that offers them so much, Australians are survivors as they've faced some of the driest conditions worldwide. Hear the stories of its spirited people, including Aboriginal performers who trace their ancestry back to the land, a lifesaver who can't imagine an existence without the ocean and a jillaroo who could never be fenced in.
Discovery Atlas: Brazil Revealed (Blu-Ray): Discover the world, one person at a time…Discovery Atlas! Discover Brazil through the eyes of its people and explore the surrounding beaches, jungles and landscaping mountains that make this land so vibrant. Witness the roles that history, geography, culture, religion and the natural environment have played in shaping one of the most fascinating countries in the world. From a government worker who dreams of performing the samba at Carnaval, to a young man whose life is capoeira, to a river trader whose livelihood depends on the Amazon, and a maid determined to win the biggest amateur soccer tournament in the world, meet some of the individuals who personify the energy and intensity of this tropical South American paradise. Using the latest HD camera technology coupled with movie-caliber cinematography and effects, hear the stories of several Brazilians whose lives sum up the essence of Brazil and epitomize its people's natural habit of "seizing the moment. "
Discovery Atlas: China Revealed (Blu-Ray): For curious Americans looking to learn more about Chinese culture, this program offers an in-depth look at the people, traditions, and landscapes of contemporary China that is both visually engaging and intellectually arresting. Now viewers who may not have the means to travel to China and experience the beauty of the culture firsthand can study the people and traditions more closely than ever before as filmmakers offer a guided tour of this vast and wondrous nation.
Discovery Atlas: Italy Revealed (Blu-Ray): Discover the world, one person at a time…Discovery Atlas! Journey through the heart of the picturesque country of Italy: a land stretching from the snow-capped peaks of the Alps to the sun-baked semi-desert of Sicily. Over the course of one year, follow the lives and loves, trials and tribulations and the hopes and dreams of a group of people who exemplify what it is to be Italian. Spanning the length and breadth of Italy, this film combines stunning location footage of its famous monuments and its hidden jewels. The latest computer graphics will propel you through the Italian landscape, while personal insights unravel the stereotypes and hidden secrets of what makes the nation tick. Combining stunning location footage with the latest computer graphics, this narrative propels viewers on a magic carpet ride through the Italian landscape, while providing personal insights into the lives of real Italians.
Flyboys (Blu-Ray): Inspired by the true story of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille, this action-packed epic tells the tale of America's first fighter pilots. These courageous young men distinguish themselves in a manner that none before them had dared, becoming true heroes who experience triumph, tragedy, love, and loss amid the chaos of World War I. Hang on for the ride of your life!
Hart's War (Blu-Ray): Bruce Willis stars as an imprisoned officer who refuses to give up his fight to defeat the Nazis inthis "absorbing" (Roger Ebert) WWII adventure. Co-starring Colin Farrell (Minority Report) and packed with "crisp action sequences" (Los Angeles Times), Hart's War is a powerful and "stirring tribute to soldierly courage and honor" (L.A. Daily News). When Col. William McNamara (Willis) is stripped of his freedom in a German POW camp, he's determined to keep onfightingeven from behind enemy lines. Enlisting the help of a young lieutenant (Farrell) in a brilliant plot against his captors, McNamara risks everything on a mission to free his men and change the outcome of the war.
Open Season (Blu-Ray): A grizzly bear named Boog, domesticated by a park ranger, Beth, helps deer friend Elliot escape from the mullet-sporting hunter, Shaw. When the animals escape to the forest the pair become lost just as hunting season begins, made worse by the fact Boog doesn't know how to survive outside of his beloved ranch. Elliott and Boog develop a strong bond not only between themselves but also with the wild animals and attempt to drive the hunters out of the forest.
Wicker Man (Blu-Ray): Out patrolling a California highway, police officer Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) stops a station wagon to return a little girl's lost doll. Moments later, a runaway truck slams into the station wagon, igniting it into a fiery wreck with the mother and child trapped inside. Edward fails to save them before the car explodes...and then spends months of his life choking down pills to get the image of their faces out of his head. But Edward is about to get a second chance. A desperate letter from his former girlfriend, Willow (Kate Beahan), arrives at his home with no postmark. Willow came into his life and left just as unexpectedly years before. But now, her daughter Rowan has gone missing, and Edward is the only person she trusts to help locate her. She asks him to come to her home on a private island - Summersisle - a place with its own traditions where people observe a forgotten way of life. Edward seizes the opportunity to make his life right again, and soon finds himself on a seaplane bound for the islands of the Pacific Northwest. But nothing is what it seems on isolated Summersisle, where a culture, dominated by its matriarch Sister Summersisle (Ellen Burstyn), is bound together by arcane traditions and a pagan festival called "the Day of Death and Rebirth." The secretive people of Summersisle only ridicule his investigation, insisting that a child named Rowan never existed there... or if she ever did was no longer alive. But what Edward doesn't know is that Willow's plea for help has invited more into his life than a chance for redemption. In unraveling Summersisle's closely held secrets, Edward is drawn into a web of ancient traditions and murderous deceit, and each step he takes closer to the lost child brings him one step closer to the unspeakable. And one step closer to the Wicker Man.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter - Date: 1/25/2007
- Xoanon @ 16:25 PST
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Attention European Union collectors! We have just received a TON of new product physically into our EU warehouse, which will be shipping to customers in the next few days. These are the items that have just arrived: Hulk Premium Format figures (both Green and Grey), Legolas 12-inch figures, Dagobah Luke and Yoda Premium Format figure sets, John Wayne Premium Format figures, Old West Ghost Rider maquettes, Fantastic Four dioramas, and more! If you live in the EU and have any of these items on order, please allow 5-7 business days for these items to begin shipping to you! [EU homepage]
That's what we heard many customers saying after the first big expiration deadline for our summer Gift Card promotions. We would like to remind all Gift Card holders to be aware of the expiration dates of these promotional cards. The expiration dates are set on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), regardless of what time zone the card holder is located in. This little tidbit of information is stated in the Terms and Conditions, but we understand if, in your zeal to see how much your card was worth, you may have overlooked this information. Please make sure to use your card BEFORE the date of expiration...if you attempt to use it the day of, and the screen says 'expired' - guess what? It's expired! We won't be able to assist you, regardless of the excuses, foot stamping, sniveling, or complaining. So, PLEASE go back and read the Terms and Conditions of our Gift Card offer - and play nice. We want to make sure you get the chance to use your cards! [Gift Card homepage][What is Greenwich Mean Time?]
This week we're happy to offer our collectors a 30% savings on each of two popular LOTR polystone products - Sauron's Mace and Peter Jackson as a Corsair! To take advantage of these valuable offers, simply click on the following links, proceed to check-out, and enter in the unique coupon codes! (These offers expire January 31st, 2007 GMT, or while supplies last. Only one coupon will be applied per person, per order - if you would like to take advantage of both coupons, you will need to create a separate order for each.) [30% off Sauron's Mace - use code: SAUMACE125][30% off Peter Jackson as Corsair - use code: CORSAIR125][How do I use these E-Coupons?]
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Sideshow Radio is back and ready to kick off the new year! This cast includes a few important Customer Service updates, tons of product information, a valuable coupon for a popular LOTR item, and even special instructions on how to get a chance to win a GREY HULK Premium Format figure! Make sure to tune in today so you don't miss a thing![January 25th podcast posted]
Lord of the Rings collectors have been buzzing about the possiblity of a new line of LOTR items, which was teased in our 'Look Back at 2006' article earlier this month. Well, it's time to find out what it is! Follow the link to our Production Blog announcement about this exciting new line, and keep watching our newsletter to get a peek at the first offering as soon as it's announced![LOTR announcement]
Hylton Mayne, creator of those unique photo reviews that have collectors buzzing, is back for more, this time with our Sideshow Exclusive Legolas Greenleef 12-inch figure! Follow the link to see Legolas in a new light, showcased by Hylton's spectacular photography and fun sense of humor. Plus, this figure has just arrived at our warehouse, so now would be a great time to sign up to the Wait List for the Exclusive![Legolas photo review][Legolas Exclusive Wait List][ED-209 photo review][Mace Windu photo review]
This year's American International Toy Fair, scheduled for February 11th - 14th, will bring new announcements and special surprises from some of your most favorite lines, including Marvel, Star Wars, LOTR, Alien, and more! Remember, this convention is only open to industry members and press, so please don't show up at the Javitz Center and expect to get in if you do not belong to one of those groups! We will be launching our Toy Fair news page and RSS feed next week, so be sure to bookmark it once it's live. [What is Toy Fair?]
During our weekly run through the entertaining archives of YouTube.com, we came across this gem of a video. We cordially invite you to take a stroll into hell with this short film, starring Sideshow's own evil Chucky doll! Don't forget to leave a comment at YouTube letting the creative director know what you think![Hide the knives!][Order Chucky][Order Chucky from Bride of Chucky]
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Monday, January 22, 2007
DVD Tuesday: Yojimbo, Guardian & More!
- Xoanon @ 12:03 PST
Angel Face: Otto Preminger, who showed how to mix a beautiful woman with murder in the landmark Laura, directs this tale of a passion gone haywire. Frank's a regular guy with a steady girl and a dream of owning his own garage when he crosses paths with Diane. She wants him. Or does she want a fall guy to blame when Diane's stepmother plunges off a high cliff and leaves her fortune to Diane? Alibis, betrayals, courtroom thrills and the fire of a woman too dangerous to trust and too alluring to resist make Angel Face a film-noir classic.
Apocalypse and the Beauty Queen: Apocalypse and the Beauty Queen is a hip, sexy, thriller with a strong protagonist, a horrifying tyrant, and a series of disturbing twist that build into a shocker of an ending. Amber, the main character is a mixture of beauty queen and revolutionary. After being told she was ugly through childhood, her self loathing became confused once she conquered the competitive world of fashion modeling. Being rejected by the same fashion industry that loved her just a few years earlier (she was in her late 20's), she returns to her small rural hometown. Suddenly the world ends, and Amber finds she has the charisma and strength to help rebuild her corner of the world in her own way.
Beyond Reality-1st Season: Two university parapsychologists investigate reports of ghosts, out-of-body experiences, telekinesis and other unexplained phenomena that occur in ordinary people's lives.
Bounty Hunters-1st Season: No description available
Brokeback Mountain - 2-Disc Collector's Edition: Brokeback Mountain is a sweeping epic that explores the lives of two young men, a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection. The complications, joys and heartbreak they experience provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal deliver emotionally charged, remarkably moving performances in "a movie that is destined to become one of the great classics of our time" (Clay Smith, The Insider).
Cocaine Cowboys: In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine Cowboys" is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen.
Criterion Coll: Sanjuro: Akira Kurosawa's sequel to Yojimbo is more lighthearted and less cynical, a rousing adventure with Toshir' Mifune reprising his role as the scruffy mercenary who becomes an unlikely big brother to a troupe of nine naive samurai. Shuffling into a secret meeting where the proud young men discuss the graft choking their clan, Mifune's Sanjuro scratches his scraggly beard and distractedly rubs his neck like some common peasant while giving them advice on appearances and truths: "People aren't what they seem," he warns the dubious lads. "Be careful." Naturally they aren't, and Sanjuro grudgingly adopts the well-meaning but hopelessly ill-equipped heroes, giving the starry-eyed youths a series of lessons in real-world honor and respect while saving their skins from reckless attacks and impulsive plans. It isn't the subtlest of Kurosawa's films--the repetitious lessons and speeches delivered to the thickheaded samurai are rather obvious--but it's one of his most entertaining. Mifune, gruffly at ease with the boys, is hilariously discomforted in the presence of a cultured lady, who sees through his shaggy exterior and imparts a little wisdom of her own. Mifune bounds into action in a number of impressive sword fights--wonderfully choreographed lightning-quick battles in which Mifune leaps all over the widescreen image--but an increasing sense of waste, of futility, hangs over the action scenes, culminating in a tense but meaningless duel of honor. The accompanying trailer on the DVD features brief behind-the-scenes glimpses of Kurosawa directing Mifune through an action sequence.
Criterion Coll: Yojimbo: The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo. To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade twice, by Sergio Leone (A Fistful of Dollars) and Walter Hill (Last Man Standing), this exhilarating genre-twister remains one of the most influential and entertaining films ever produced. Criterion is proud to present this Kurosawa favorite in a new, high-definition digital transfer.
Don't Knock the Rock & Rock Around the Clock: Don’t Knock The Rock spotlights rock music in its infancy and features some of the genre’s true originals. DJ Freed is credited with inventing the term, "rock n’ roll," and Haley was a durable star for over a decade, selling 22 million copies of his hit, "Rock Around the Clock," and helping to establish rock music once and for all. Little Richard had his first bonafide hit, "Tutti Frutti," while making this film, and the film shows this self proclaimed architect of rock and roll at the beginning of his storied career. Rock Around The Clock, is a title based on Bill Haley & His Comets’ enormous hit from 1954. In this film, also produced by Sam Katzman and directed by Fred Sears, Haley and friends get to demo their singing chops, singing a string of hits, including the title song.
Don't Knock the Twist & Twist Around the Clock: Twist Around The Clock and Don’t Knock The Twist, both starring Chubby Checker and filmed in the early 1960s, when the Twist was the world’s biggest dance craze, causing whole clubs to be built to accommodate the dance and its many frenzied fans. Both films feature a whole lot of twistin’ combined with decent plots and Twist Around The Clock serves as a showcase for Dion and two of his hit songs, "Runaround Sue" and "The Wanderer."
Fiddler on the Roof: Film version of the stage musical, based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem. Tevye the Milkman is a Jewish peasant in pre-Revolutionary Russia, coping with the day-to-day problems of 'shtetl' life, his Jewish traditions, his family (wife and daughters), and state-sanctioned pogroms.
Films of Kenneth Anger Vol 1: Cinematic magician, legendary provocateur, author of the infamous HOLLYWOOD BABYLON books and creator of some of the most striking and beautiful works in the history of film, Kenneth Anger is a singular figure in post-war American culture. A major influence on everything from the films of Martin Scorsese, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and David Lynch to the pop art of Andy Warhol to MTV, Anger's work serves as a talisman of universal symbols and personal obsessions, combining myth, artifice and ritual to render cinema with the power of spell or incantation. Covering the first half of Anger's career, from his landmark debut FIREWORKS in 1947 to his epic bacchanalia INAGURATION OF THE PLEASURE DOME, Fantoma is very proud to present the long-awaited first volume of films by this revolutionary and groundbreaking maverick, painstakingly restored and presented on DVD for the first time. Contains the films: Fireworks (1947) Puce Moment (1949) Rabbit's Moon (1950, the rarely seen original 16 minute version) Eaux d'Artifice (1953) Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys: Marshal Flagg, an aging lawman about to be retired, hears that his old nemesis, the outlaw McKaye, is back in the area and planning a robbery. Riding out to hunt down McKaye, Flagg is captured by McKaye's gang and finds out that McKaye is no longer the leader of the gang, but is considered just an aging relic by the new leader, a youngster named Waco. Waco orders Mackaye to shoot Flagg, and when Mackaye refuses Waco abandons both of them. Flagg then takes Mackaye back to town only to find out that he has been "retired", and when he sees how clueless and incompetent the new marshal and the city fathers are, he persuades Mackaye that it is up to the two of them to stop Waco and his gang from ravaging the town.
The Guardian: The US Coast Guard version of "Top Gun" with a little "An Officer and A Gentleman" thrown in: an aging USCG rescue swimmer's team is killed in a horrific rescue mission. Immediately prior to this terrible event, his wife also announced that she cannot take anymore. His first love is always the rescue mission. This leaves him an obviously emotional wreck. His commender gives him a choice - quit or take a position as an instructor at the USCG training facility in Louisiana. Reluctantly he takes the position. Moving into the school, he immediately increases the 18 week curriculum that routinely fails half of the people that attend. Here he meets a young man with unlimited potential, but with some secret that seems to hold him back as a team player. Delving into his past, links are found that make him a psychic twin to the older man. Thrown into the midst of the story is a romance with a local girl. Rescue missions punctuate the beginning and end of the story with the training sessions the center of the film.
Heat Guy J: Complete: They needed a hero. . . So they built HEAT GUY J Android J was secretly built by the government as a special agent to combat crime in the oceanic city-nation of Judoh. While J initially appears to be human, the illusion quickly disappears in clouds of scorching steam when he fights. Together with his partner, Daisuke Aurora, the most dangerous criminals will soon find themselves on the run... from the underground legend known as the Heat Guy! From the director and staff that created the Escaflowne Movie comes a brand-new, action oriented cop drama!
Home from the Hill: Captain Wade Hunnicutt is the wealthiest and most powerful citizen in his Texan town; he is also a notorious womanizer, which has turned his wife Hannah against him. She has brought up their son Theron to be dependent upon her; but as he reaches adulthood, Hunnicutt insists on taking over his upbringing, initiating him in hunting and other masculine pursuits, under the watchful eye of Rafe, Hunnicutt's loyal employee. But Theron's new lifestyle leads him into a love-affair with a local girl, and thence to his learning things about his parents that were previously hidden from him.
Invincible Iron Man: Past and present collide in this epic adventure that reveals the origin of Iron Man. While raising the ruins of a long buried Chinese kingdom, billionaire inventor Tony Stark digs up far more than he bargained for. He unleashes an age-old prophecy that foretells the resurrection of the Mandarin, the emperor of China's darkest and most violent dynasty. In order to confront the destructive force, Tony creates an armored suit infused with high-tech weaponry. To stop the evil that he himself has raised form the earth, Tony must become his greatest invention everâ€"Iron Man! The newly born champion must travel to the four corners of the earth to battle the Mandarin's henchmen, the Elementalsâ€"four magical warriors who harness the power of the elementsâ€"earth, water, wind, and fireâ€"with deadly chemistry. But is the Iron Knight, as he his known in the prophecy, strong enough to defy fate and turn back the malevolent forces hell-bent on earth's destruction?
Jesus Camp: The feverish spectacle of a summer camp for evangelical Christian kids is the focus of Jesus Camp, a fascinating if sometimes alarming documentary. (Shortly after its release, the movie gained a new notoriety when Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, who appears near the end of the film, resigned his post amid a male prostitute's allegations of drug use and sexual misconduct.) For most of the film, we follow a charismatic teacher, Becky Fischer, as she trains young soldiers in "God's Army" at a camp in North Dakota. Some of the kids emerge as likable and bright, and eager to continue their work as pint-sized preachers; elsewhere, the visions of children speaking in tongues and falling to the floor in ecstasy are more troubling. Even more arresting is the vision of a generation of children home-schooled to believe that the Bible is science, or Fischer's certainty that America's flawed system of democracy will someday be replaced by a theocracy. (In one scene, a cardboard cut-out of George W. Bush is presented to the children, who react by laying their hands on the figure as though in a religious procession.) Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady maintain neutrality about all this, maybe too much so (they throw in some interviews with radio host Mike Papantonio to provide a liberal-Christian viewpoint) and one would like to know more about the grown-ups presented here. Power broker Haggard is the creepiest person in the film, an insincere smooth talker whose advice to one of the young would-be campgoers comes across as entirely cynical. Time will tell whether the film's Christian soldiers will be marching onward.
Marvel Animated Features Gift Set: This January, Marvel Studios and Lionsgate present a must have for all comic fans as the first-ever Marvel Animated Features Gift Set arrives on DVD. Featuring the first three titles released in their collaborative animation deal, Ultimate Avengers: The Movie, Ultimate Avengers 2 and The Invincible Iron Man, this collectible gift set will include an exclusive Iron Man 'Marvel Icons' bust (while supplies last). The Marvel Animated Features DVD series has been enormously successful. The first two titles, Ultimate Avengers: The Movie and Ultimate Avengers 2 have combined to sell more than 1.5 million units to date. In the upcoming origin story feature, The Invincible Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark raises a long-buried city in China and awakens an unspeakable evil that only the armor-clad Iron Man can destroy in a battle of modern technology versus eastern mythology.
Monsters And Madmen - Criterion Collection: Launching us from a grave past to a space-age future, these two thrilling double features, from producers Richard and Alex Gordon, spin classic tales of hair-raising homicidal mania and intrepid, death-defying exploration. Featuring The Haunted Strangler, Corridors of Blood, The Atomic Submarine, and First Man Into Space.
The Puffy Chair: Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy.
Robert Mitchum - The Signature Collection: Includes: Angel Face (1952), Macao (1952), The Sundowners (1960), Home from the Hill (1960), The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969), The Yakuza (1974).
Saw III: Jigsaw has disappeared. With his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) and Jeff (Angus Macfadyen) are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard.
Sherrybaby: A disturbing film about a recovering drug addict trying to regain control of her life, Sherrybaby succinctly depicts what can happen when want and desire aren't offset by control. In this bleak indie film, Sherry Swanson (Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stranger Than Fiction, Secretary) has just been released from a three-year stint in prison. Dressed in her inappropriate uniform of a halter top and oh-so-high platform heels, she goes to brother's house to see her 5-year-old daughter, Lexie (Ryan Simpkins). Sherry is determined to be a mother to her child, but without a home, job, or any other form of stability, she grows frustrated and jealous of her brother and sister-in-law's roles in Lexie's life. Tall and willowy, Gyllenhaal brings a sad desperation and simmering sexuality to the role. Sherry's middle-class childhood was a blur of sex and drugs, and she seems incapable of breaking out of that destructive trap. While the script by first-time feature film director Laurie Collyer isn't wholly original, the picture moves at a good pace, giving insight as to why Sherry's resigned to using sex to get what she wants. While the family secret doesn't come as a complete surprise, it is somewhat perplexing that no one addresses it. Ultimately, it's Gyllenhaal who makes you care about a character that most people would've given up on.
Solty Rei Starter Set: Amidst the brutal, damaged outskirsts of Dome Shell City, there's only one rule: every man for himself! In this future dystopia, humanity has seriously lost its way. Even worse, a freak atmospheric phenomenon called the Electrotsumi hs killed an maimed more than 100,000 people. Roy Levant, a tormented ex-cop turned bounty hunter, unwillingly becomes entangled with Solty, a mysterious android. The two are hurled into a web of violence and intrigue. Starter Set comes packaged in collectible art box.
Solty Rei, Vol. 1: Amidst the brutal, damaged outskirsts of Dome Shell City, there's only one rule: every man for himself! In this future dystopia, humanity has seriously lost its way. Even worse, a freak atmospheric phenomenon called the Electrotsumi hs killed an maimed more than 100,000 people. Roy Levant, a tormented ex-cop turned bounty hunter, unwillingly becomes entangled with Solty, a mysterious android. The two are hurled into a web of violence and intrigue.
The Sundowners: In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family--Paddy, Ida and their teenage son Sean--are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. Paddy wants to keep moving. A sheep-shearing contest, the birth of a child, drinking, gambling and a race horse will all have a part in the final decision.
This Film Not Yet Rated: Kirby Dick's provocative film investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films. Dick questions whether certain studios get preferential treatment, exposes the discrepancies in how the MPAA views sex and violence, and reveals the association's efforts to control culture.
Walker Texas Ranger: Complete Second Season: Texas Ranger Corell Walker, one of the last old-fashioned heroes in the West, is a protective friend but a relentless foe who will stop at nothing to bring a criminal to justice.
Waltons: Complete Fourth Season: It's 1936: Hitler and Mussolini threaten the world, King Edward gives up the English throne for love, Gangbusters is on the radio, a movie crew hires John-Boy as a scriptwriter, Mary Ellen applies to nursing school, Jim-Bob discovers a shocking fact about his birth and a fire drives the Waltons from their home. Events large and small, far off and near touch the lives of all 11 Waltons, from Grandpa down to little Elizabeth. They bring tests, tears and triumphs...and bring the closely knit Waltons even closer together.
Yakuza: From Academy Award-winning director Sidney Pollack ("The Firm," "Absence of Malice") comes this suspenseful adventure about a Harry Kilmer (Oscar-nominee Robert Mitchum, "Cape Fear"), an American man determined to rescue his employer's kidnapped daughter from the Japanese mafia in Kyoto. Written by Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull") and Acadamy Award-winner Robert Towne ("Chinatown," "Tequila Sunrise"). "Dazzling displays of swordplay," praises Newsweek, while Rex Reed proclaims this "an exciting, riveting, totally original motion picture."
Yojimbo & Sanjuro - Two Films By Akira Kurosawa - Criterion Collection: Includes: Yojimbo the Bodyguard & Sanjuro
Black Rain (HD DVD): Director Ridley Scott, who created two of Hollywood’s most impactful and stylish thrillers, Alien and Blade Runner, hits the mark again with Black Rain. Academy Award-winner Michael Douglas (Fatal Attraction, Wall Street) and Andy Garcia (Internal Affairs, The Untouchables) play New York cops, whose job to escort a vicious assassin back to his native Japan leads the two Americans into Osaka’s exotic underworld and straight into the center of a raging, brutal "Yakuza" gangland battle.
25th Anniversary Live in Amsterdam (HD DVD): No description available
Brokeback Mountain (HD DVD): Brokeback Mountain is a sweeping epic that explores the lives of two young men, a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection. The complications, joys and heartbreak they experience provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal deliver emotionally charged, remarkably moving performances in "a movie that is destined to become one of the great classics of our time" (Clay Smith, The Insider).
Live at Montreux 2005 (HD DVD): No description available
Alien vs Predator (Blu-Ray): "It may be our planet, but it's their war!" The deadliest creatures from the scariest sci-fi movies ever made face off for the first time on film. The incredible adventure begins when the discovery of an ancient pyramid buried in Antarctica sends a team of scientists and adventurers to the frozen continent. There, they make an even more terrifying discovery: two alien races engaged in the ultimate battle. Whoever wins...we lose.
Black Rain special collector's edition (Blu-Ray): Director Ridley Scott, who created two of Hollywood’s most impactful and stylish thrillers, Alien and Blade Runner, hits the mark again with Black Rain. Academy Award-winner Michael Douglas (Fatal Attraction, Wall Street) and Andy Garcia (Internal Affairs, The Untouchables) play New York cops, whose job to escort a vicious assassin back to his native Japan leads the two Americans into Osaka’s exotic underworld and straight into the center of a raging, brutal "Yakuza" gangland battle.
Casanova (Blu-Ray): Embrace the sexy, scandalously funny adventure Casanova on Blu-ray Disc®. Starring Heath Ledger, the film Leonard Maltin calls "a rare delight" is a lusty feast for the senses in this rousing high definition format. After a lifetime of women falling head over heels for him, the legendary ladies' man (Ledger) falls hopelessly in love with the one woman who wants nothing to do with him (Sienna Miller)! Witness the beauty of 18th century Venice amidst a whirlwind of comic chaos in astonishing 1080p, and thrill to the clash of swords and the beating of hearts with 5.1 48 kHz, 16-bit uncompressed audio. See, hear and feel the passion with Blu-ray™ High Definition.
Courage Under Fire (Blu-Ray): When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman (Meg Ryan) to receive a medal of honor, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death. As he struggles to uncover the truth, he also finds himself forced to confront his own tormenting demons. Matt Damon co-stars in this powerful and provocative drama.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Blu-Ray): Everyone has bad mornings. You wake up late, you stub your toe, you burn the toast...but for a man named Arthur Dent, this goes far beyond a bad day. When he learns that a friend of his is actually an alien with advanced knowledge of Earth's impending destruction, he is transported off the Earth seconds before it is exploded to make way for a new hyperspace motorway. And as if that's not enough, throw in being wanted by the police, Earth II, an insane electronic encyclopedia, no tea whatsoever, a chronically depressed robot and the search for the meaning of life, and you've got the greatest adventure off Earth.
Manchurian Candidate (Blu-Ray): Academy Award® winners Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep, along with Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Liev Schreiber, mesmerize a whole new generation of audiences in Academy Award® winner Jonathan Demme’s "The Manchurian Candidate." As the entire nation watches the presidential campaign hurtle towards Election Day, one soldier races to uncover the conspiracy behind it - a conspiracy that seeks to destroy democracy itself.
Men of Honor (Blu-Ray): One of those rare films that grabs you by the gut and never lets go, Men of Honor was inspired by the life of Carl Brasher (Cuba Gooding Jr.), an African American who dared to dream of becoming a U.S. Navy Master Diver. Despite a bigoted training officer (Robert DeNiro) and a tragic shipboard accident, Carl never gives up and achieves the impossible in an incredible finish that will leave you cheering.
Saw 3 (Blu-Ray): Jigsaw has disappeared. With his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) and Jeff (Angus Macfadyen) are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard.
We Were Soldiers (Blu-Ray): The year is 1965 and America is at War with North Vietnam. Commanding the air cavalry is Lt. Col. Hal Moore (Gibson), a born leader committed to his troops. His target: the La Drang Valley, called "The Valley of Death." As Moore prepares for one of the most violent battles in U.S. history, he delivers a stirring promise to his soldiers and their families: "I will leave no man behind…dead or alive. We will all come home together."
Guardian (Blu-Ray): The US Coast Guard version of "Top Gun" with a little "An Officer and A Gentleman" thrown in: an aging USCG rescue swimmer's team is killed in a horrific rescue mission. Immediately prior to this terrible event, his wife also announced that she cannot take anymore. His first love is always the rescue mission. This leaves him an obviously emotional wreck. His commender gives him a choice - quit or take a position as an instructor at the USCG training facility in Louisiana. Reluctantly he takes the position. Moving into the school, he immediately increases the 18 week curriculum that routinely fails half of the people that attend. Here he meets a young man with unlimited potential, but with some secret that seems to hold him back as a team player. Delving into his past, links are found that make him a psychic twin to the older man. Thrown into the midst of the story is a romance with a local girl. Rescue missions punctuate the beginning and end of the story with the training sessions the center of the film.
Monday, January 15, 2007
DVD Tuesday: Who,Gang, Protector & More!
- Xoanon @ 10:43 PST
24: Season 6 Premiere: In this concept drama, each season takes place within one 24 hour period. Jack Bauer is the head of an elite team of CIA agents who uncover an assassination plot targeting Presidential nominee David Palmer. Meanwhile, Jack's strained marriage to his wife, Teri, is pushed to the brink by the sudden disappearance of their troubled teenage daughter. What will the next 24 hours hold?
Allo Allo: Complete Series Six: Rene Artois is a simple man. He runs a quite cafe in Nouvion, France, and his only desire is to keep his trysts with the cafe's two beautiful waitresses secret from his wife. But ever since he was drafted by the Resistance to be hero of all France and was shot dead by the Germans, Rene's life is in constant turmoil. The Germans have captured the British airmen and only Rene can save them. But not before he becomes impaled upon a 20 foot radio tower, disguises himself as the hunchback of Notre Dame, and brokers a clandestine deal involving a solid gold cuckoo clock and the Portrait of the Fallen Madonna with the Big You-Know-Whats. What a tangled web of deceit, distress and double entendre! Will things ever sort themselves out? Find out in the sixth season of this outrageously funny sitcom from the BBC.
The Animation Show: Renowned animators Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt present, The Animation Show, showcasing some of the world’s best short films. This 2-disc DVD set features 20 celebrated animated short films personally selected by Judge, himself an animation festival veteran, and Academy Award nominated* animator Hertzfeldt. Included in the collection are Academy Award nominees "The Cathedral", "The Rocks" and "Mt. Head", as well as Mike Judge’s own "Early Pencil Tests and Other Experiments." * 2001 Animated Short Film Academy Award for "Rejected"
The Best Of Hootenanny: Musical variety show, originating from a different college campus each week, featuring various pop-folk groups of the period. Unfortunately, a combination of blacklisting certain controversial performers (most notably Pete Seeger), several major performers boycotting the show as a result (most notably Peter, Paul, and Mary and the Kingston Trio), and the rise of the British Invasion in early 1964 condemned this show, well-remembered by its many fans, to a two-season run.
Blood Stained Tradewind: Two men raised in the shadowy world of the Triad underworld must manipulate the operations of the mob and each other's emotional lives, particularly when dealing with their beautiful best friend, Lin -- the daughter of a powerful crime leader. When one of the men tries to leave, an elaborate scheme is set in motion which will put everyone in jeopardy and the criminal networks of two countries pitted against each other! From the director of Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan, The Magic Blade and Bat Without Wings, this hard-hitting actioner delivers non-stop, bullet-blasting excitement!
Border Radio - Criterion Collection: Before carving out a niche as one of nineties’ American cinema’s most distinct voices, Allison Anders made her debut, alongside co-directors and fellow UCLA film-school students, Kurt Voss and Dean Lent, with 1987’s Border Radio. A low-key, semi-improvised post-punk diary that took four years to complete, Border Radio features legendary rocker Chris D., of the Flesh Eaters, as a singer/songwriter who has stolen loot from a club and gone missing, leaving his wife (Luanna Anders), a no-nonsense rock journalist, to track him down with the help of his friends (John Doe of the band X; Chris Shearer).
Buy Sell Kill: Blackjack Balducci is an out of control gangster, and he's out of chances - the people "above" want him whacked. But Blackjack’s boss, Frank Campello decides to give him one more chance. Campello forces Blackjack to move to Georgia and operate a money laundering scam at the Mason County Flea Market. Blackjack soon develops an obsession for acquiring "the golden space", but trouble follows him in the form of deranged locals, FBI agents, and a cat problem that will put him in the middle of the fiercest war he's ever encountered.
Cannibal Campout: When Amy and her college friends arrive for a fun-filled weekend of camping in the wilderness, they quickly learn the horrors of being on the wrong end of the food chain. Only brutal murder, torture and mutilation await as one by one they are stalked and terrorized by a brood of bloodthirsty mountain dwellers, who will stop at nothing to appease their hunger for sliced, diced, and barbecued camper.
Die You Zombie Bastards!: Thrill to the mayhem that ensues when ever-lovable serial killer Red Toole sets off on a globe-trotting quest in search of his missing wife, the lovely Violet -- caught in the clutches of the evil Baron Nefarious who, of course, plans to conquer the world (or something) by turning everyone into mindless zombie slaves! The story may sound familiar, but trust us -- you've never seen anything like this! See! A serial-killer superhero with a cape made of human flesh! Hear! Legendary one-man band & rockabilly pioneer Hasil Adkins! Smell! Scalding, molten cheese disfiguring pert young bodies! Hear! An exclusive and eclectic rock 'n' roll soundtrack! Chant it, growl it, shout it, sing it, scream it -- do whatever you want, but audiences the world over are saying it loud: "Die You Zombie Bastards! " A low-budget indie masterpiece more than five years in the making, this is the movie you've been waiting for. Are you ready for it?! Featuring filmmakers' audio commentary, making-of bonus video, rare music videos, still gallery and much more!
Doctor Who - The Complete First and Second Series: Rose Tyler, a young shop assistant in a London department store, lives a humdrum and profoundly average life - until the night the shop dummies where she works wake up and try to kill her. Her life is saved by a strange man who only calls himself The Doctor, and intrigued by him, she finds herself thrown headlong into a hectic battle to stop an alien presence from invading Earth and annihilating the human race. She comes to learn that her new friend is even stranger than she thought - in fact, the Doctor's an alien adventurer called a 'Time Lord', seemingly the last of his race, who travels through time and space in his TARDIS battling evil where he finds it. And if she travels with him, she'll find herself witnessing the heat-death of the Earth five billion years in the future, meeting Charles Dickens in the past, and encountering lifeforms and invaders stranger than she'd ever thought possible. Only one thing is certain - it'll be the ride of a lifetime...
Doctor Who: Complete Second Series: Rose Tyler, a young shop assistant in a London department store, lives a humdrum and profoundly average life - until the night the shop dummies where she works wake up and try to kill her. Her life is saved by a strange man who only calls himself The Doctor, and intrigued by him, she finds herself thrown headlong into a hectic battle to stop an alien presence from invading Earth and annihilating the human race. She comes to learn that her new friend is even stranger than she thought - in fact, the Doctor's an alien adventurer called a 'Time Lord', seemingly the last of his race, who travels through time and space in his TARDIS battling evil where he finds it. And if she travels with him, she'll find herself witnessing the heat-death of the Earth five billion years in the future, meeting Charles Dickens in the past, and encountering lifeforms and invaders stranger than she'd ever thought possible. Only one thing is certain - it'll be the ride of a lifetime...
Employee of the Month: For years Zack Bradley (Dane Cook) has been working hard at hardly working at the local Super Club. That's until a hottie named Amy (Jessica Simpson) becomes the new cashier. After discovering she's willing to date the next guy to become "Employee of the Month", Zack takes on current titleholder (Dax Shepard) in a super-smackdown to see who will win the honor - and Amy's heart - in this outrageous comedy that proves you can't succeed at life and love till you get your shift together.
Gridiron Gang (Widescreen Edition): Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in this gritty and inspirational movie based on a true story of a group of teenage delinquents given a second chance to redeem themselves by playing football. Sean Porter (Johnson) is a frustrated juvenile probation officer. Most of the kids in his detention camp are either sent back to prison once they leave or meet a violent end when they return to the streets. Desperately looking for a way to make a difference, he and his co-worker Malcolm Moore (Xzibit, TV's Pimp My Ride) devise a plan to teach discipline and responsibility through the game of football. But with only four weeks before the start of the season, Porter must overcome insurmountable odds to put together a competitive team. It's a season that will test their minds, spirit, and bodies as Porter teaches his players the principles of good character, strength through resiliency, and genuine respect for one another.
Gridiron Gang (Full screen): Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in this gritty and inspirational movie based on a true story of a group of teenage delinquents given a second chance to redeem themselves by playing football. Sean Porter (Johnson) is a frustrated juvenile probation officer. Most of the kids in his detention camp are either sent back to prison once they leave or meet a violent end when they return to the streets. Desperately looking for a way to make a difference, he and his co-worker Malcolm Moore (Xzibit, TV's Pimp My Ride) devise a plan to teach discipline and responsibility through the game of football. But with only four weeks before the start of the season, Porter must overcome insurmountable odds to put together a competitive team. It's a season that will test their minds, spirit, and bodies as Porter teaches his players the principles of good character, strength through resiliency, and genuine respect for one another.
Grim Reaper: Death comes for us all, but after surviving a car crash that should have taken her life, Rachel Wilson finds herself stalked by the Grim Reaper himself intending on taking a soul he feels he is owed. Barely conscious in the ER room, Rachel struggles to convince the nurses that Death is coming for her and that her life is hanging in the balance. Supposedly, for her own protection, Rachel is locked up in a secure mental health facility. But it's not long before she discovers that her incarceration in the old hospital was no coincidence, surrounded by six other "patients" who, themselves, have cheated death. Over the course of the night they will have to face their worst fears, their own mortality, and Death himself.
King of Queens: Complete Seventh Season: The bases are loaded with laughs in the seventh season of The King of Queens! Doug (Emmy® nominated Kevin James) and Carrie Heffernan (Leah Rimini) continue their winning streak of comedy. Doug fakes cardiac arrest at Carrie's work event to cover up his inability to remember her co-workers' names. Carrie scores box seats to a Mets game, only to have Doug strike out with her boss. When Doug's parents come to town, Arthur (Jerry Stiller) is more than happy to entertain Doug's bored Mom. Arthur settles a decades old vendetta against a game show, solves a crime of a missing wallet and learns the power of digital photo editing. Carrie faces turning 35, Doug faces the DMV, and they both face an intense timeshare sales weekend. All this, plus guest stars like Burt Reynolds, Lou Ferrigno, Anne Meara and Hal Linden. It's a grand slam of laughs.
La Moustache: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the mustache he’s worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife’s reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all insist he never had a mustache. Is Marc going mad? Is he the victim of some elaborate conspiracy? Or has something in the world’s order gone terribly awry?
Legend of Price Valiant Vol 2: No description available
May 6th: A dangerous game of cat and mouse has set into motion a chain of events that reveal a political conspiracy in the death of controversial Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn. Jim de Booy, a tabloid journalist, stumbles into an investigation that puts his life and the lives of friends and family at risk as he races to bring the truth to light. Based upon the book by Tomas Ross.
Mouchette - Criterion Collection: Mouchette is a young teenager living in the tough country. Her mother is going to die, and her father does not take care of her. Mouchette does not manage to express her rebellion against the humiliations she undergoes. One night, in the wood, she meets Arsene. Arsene is the poacher of the village. He thinks he has just killed Mathieu, the rural policeman. He tries to use Mouchette to build an alibi.
Mutual of Omahas: Wild Kingdom - The Definitive 50-Episode Collection: No description available
My Hero - Season 1: George Sunday's life took an unexpected turn when he met and fell in love with Janet Dawkins, a nurse from Earth. The thing is, George is also Thermoman, from the planet Ultron, who dashes from one catastrophe to another as he juggles his two jobs: superhero and health food shop owner. Keeping George's identity secret is very difficult for the young couple, but luckily Janet's parents and colleagues just think he is an idiot.
Perth: Harry Lee, a part-time security guard and taxi driver wants nothing to do with the fast-paced, status-driven society that has left him behind and he sets off for his idea of paradise, the Western Australian city of Perth. His attempt to migrate is complicated when he takes on a job ferrying prostitutes. When he takes an interest in trying to protect and save one Vietnamese prostitute, it awakens a dark and dangerous attempt at personal redemption.
Pride Fighting Championships: Shockwave 2005: No description available
The Protector: Kham grew up with elephants in Thailand. Elephants are majestic creatures, bred for peace, but prepared for war. When an evil Asian gang kidnapped the bull and the baby elephant during a festival and smuggled them to Sydney Australia, Kham must travel to a foreign land, and unravel a conspiracy that will reach into the highest strata of Australian law and business circles. With only his Muy Thai fighting techniques, and a disgraced Thai-descent police sergeant, he must reclaim his elephants, and his heritage... Against almost impossible odds...
Rising Damp: Series 3: It’s lodgers versus landlord in this brilliantly written, brilliantly acted British comedy classic. Leonard Rossiter (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin) stars as miserly, mean-spirited Rupert Rigsby, the prying, preening landlord of a seedy boarding house. Rigsby engages in an ongoing—and losing—battle of wits with university students and regular tenants Alan (Richard Beckinsale) and Philip (Don Warrington). In Series 3, new tenants include a flamboyant actor (Peter Bowles) and an exotic dancer, who test Rigsby’s narrow mind and lecherous instincts. Early on, lovelorn Ruth (Frances de la Tour) returns to the house after a failed engagement, delighting Rigsby and cranking up the hilarity with his clumsy courting attempts and her refined rebuffs.
Ritual Path: Create a meditative & relaxing mood in the home with enhanced natural vistas, including: 15 Eternal looping environments, 5.1 Surround Electroclassical Soundtrack with guest vocals by Jon Anderson of Yes. A visually unique experience of Nature mixed with fantastical elements. Fabulous for showing off Home Theatre setups due to high visual appeal & 5.1 sound.
The Royle Family - The Complete First Season: The Royle home is no palace. Space is cramped and the walls are stained yellow by nicotine. Brain-dead conversation is set against the continuous drone of the television. In charge of the remote control is the skinflint patriarch, Jim Royle, a slob who sounds off while his long-suffering wife, Barbara, runs around after him. Daughter Denise, an aspiring hairdresser, lazes around the house obsessing about her appearance and worrying that her fiance Dave doesn't appreciate her. The only moving part of the household is is the youngest Royle, Anthony, a surly teenager and general dogsbody who is constantly dispatched to buy more cigarettes.
Seven Swords: In the early 1600's, the Manchurians have taken over sovereignty of China and established the Ching Dynasty. The newly set-up government immediately imposes a Martial Arts Ban, forbidding the practice of martial arts altogether in order to gain control and order. A group of soldiers travel the country seeking out those who would flout the law. A swordsman and his disciples decide to take the fight to the enemy, following a plea from a group of villagers. The SEVEN SWORDS is formed and their heroic journey begins. As they lead the entire village to the road of a safer place, they discover there is a trator amongst them. Between this narrow gap of life and death, the situation is further complicated by the blossoms of love.
Space Academy: The Complete Series: The adventures of the young space cadets of Space Academy in the year 3732. Commander Gampu was the leader of the academy. Chris and Paul were the oldest of the cadets, and normally led the missions. The cadets were also aided by a cute robot named Peepo.
Super Gals: Season 2 - The Heart of Shibuya: No description available
Tales of Phantasia 1: In the land of Midgard a bloodthirsty conqueror breaks the seal holding Dhaos, the Demon King whose goal is to eradicate all mankind. A few survivors of this destructive event have banded together in an effort to fight against the impending darkness and chaos. A warrior, cleric, witch, summoner, archer, and ninja make up the Heroes of Space and Time as they relentlessly pursue Dhaos in order to end his conquest of death.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Beginning: The only thing more shocking than how it ended is how it all began! Born under unspeakable circumstances, a young orphan is taken in by the sick and demented Hewitt family and soon the seeds of a deranged murderer are planted. When two brothers and their girlfriends stumble across the house of horrors. Leatherface reveals his ravenous appetite for chainsaws and torture as the teens fight to survive.
That's Black Entertainment: Originally aired on Black Starz, this 3-part series presents an intriguing and entertaining view of the underground Black film industry of the 20's, 30's and 40's. The three part series, focusing on "Actors," "Comedians" and "Westerns" takes viewers on a cinematic journey into the entertaining and rarely-seen world of Black independent film.
Undisputed 2: Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers (White) is sent to a Russian jail on trumped-up drug charges. In order to win his freedom he must fight against the jailhouse fighting champ Uri Boyka (Adkins) in a battle to the death. This time he is not fighting for a title, he is fighting for his life!
Walk the Line: J.R. Cash takes an early interest in music while growing up on an Arkansas cotton farm in the Great Depression. He is very close to his elder brother Jack, who dies in an accident involving a table saw in 1944 when J.R. is out fishing. His guilt about this event is not helped when his father blames him as well, so it comes as a welcome escape when he is old enough to enlist in the air force and is sent to Germany. Inspired by a film he sees there, Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison he composes a song, "Folsom Prison Blues." Leaving the air force Cash marries and attempts to succeed as a door-to-door salesman in Memphis, Tenn. but his heart is in music and he succeeds in an audition with Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Soon Johnny is touring and meets June Carter, who has been a country star since childhood. Although they are drawn to each other, they are married to others. Touring takes a toll on Johnny's marriage, and in the 1960's he becomes addicted to amphetamines. His marriage ends and June helps him beat the drug dependency. Reading fan letters from prisoners inspires Cash to perform a concert at Folsom Prison, which leads to a very successful album. June finally accepts Johnny's proposal of marriage given as they perform together on stage in Ontario in February, 1968.
Woodchipper Massacre: It’s The Brady Bunch meets the Texas Chainsaw Massacre in this stomach-churning tale of a not so typical American family that find themselves caught in a web of death, deceit, and dismemberment. And what better way for this trio of demented siblings to discard of fresh human remains than to turn it into garden variety mulch…by way of the biggest woodchipper ever.
Clerks II (HD DVD): The sequel picks up 10 years later. "It's about what happens when that lazy, 20-something malaise lasts into your 30s. Those dudes are kind of still mired, not in that same exact situation, but in a place where it's time to actually grow up and do something more than just sit around and dissect pop culture and talk about sex," Smith said during an interview at his Hollywood office. "It's: What happened to these dudes?"
Lucky Number Slevin (HD DVD): Down-on-his-luck Slevin stumbles into a running feud between two New York gangsters, The Boss and The Rabbi. Tracked by the mysterious assassin Goodkat and distracted by his flirtatious neighbor, Slevin must use his wits to cheat death.
The Mummy Returns (HD DVD): Another legend. Another monster. Another quest for the world! The Scorpion King. A legendary warrior who sold his soul to Anubis was erased from record in the ancient kingdom. His existence was lost to the sands, preserved only in mythology. But there is truth to the myth. In the desert of Ahm Shere, in a golden pyramid, sleeps the Scorpion King. And he, or whomsoever may kill him, may command the demonic and undefeatable Army of Anubis! Ten years after the cursed high-priest Imhotep was resurrected and defeated by Rick O'Connell and Evelyn and Jonathon Carnahan, he is resurrected once again by a mysterious woman Meela armed with the knowledge of centuries! Together, Imhotep and Meela have one goal: Defeat the Scorpion King and use his army to destroy mankind! Meanwhile, Rick and his wife, Evelyn, are busy raising their son, Alex. On the Egyptian New Year, Evie begins having dreams about ancient Egypt, which lead her straight to the Bracelet of Anubis. Meela's henchmem come for it, but Ardeth Bey appears as well. Ardeth explains the legend, the mythos, and the problem. Now it becomes a race against time to get to Ahm Shere. Will Rick defeat the Scorpion King and send the Army back to the underworld? Or will Imhotep do so and rule the world? Or worse... Is the Scorpion King so powerful that he cannot be defeated, and he himself will raise the Army for global victory?
Pulse (HD DVD): Imagine our wireless technologies made a connection to a world beyond our own. Imagine that world used that technology as a doorway into ours. Now, imagine the connection we made can't be shut down. When you turn on your cell phone or log on to your e-mail, they'll get in, you'll be infected and they'll be able to take from you what they don't have anymore -- life.
The Sting (HD DVD): When a mutual friend is killed by a mob boss, two con men, one experienced and one young try to get even by pulling off the big con on the mob boss. The story unfolds with several twists and last minute alterations.
Scooby-Doo - The Movie (HD DVD): Zoinks! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close it's doors, Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred (FREDDIE PRINZE JR.), Daphne (SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR), Shaggy (MATTHEW LILLARD) and Velma (LINDA CARDELLINI) are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot. Concerned that his frightfully popular resort might truly be haunted, Spooky Island owner Emile Mondavarious (ROWAN ATKINSON) tries to reunite those notoriously meddling detectives to solve the mystery before his supernatural secret scares away the college crowds. Scooby and the gang will have to overcome their personal differences and forget everything they think they know about fake ghouls and phony creatures to crack the case, save themselves and possibly...the world! Ruh-roh!
Employee of the Month (BLU RAY): For years Zack Bradley (Dane Cook) has been working hard at hardly working at the local Super Club. That's until a hottie named Amy (Jessica Simpson) becomes the new cashier. After discovering she's willing to date the next guy to become "Employee of the Month", Zack takes on current titleholder (Dax Shepard) in a super-smackdown to see who will win the honor - and Amy's heart - in this outrageous comedy that proves you can't succeed at life and love till you get your shift together.
Goodfellas (BLU RAY): Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy ?
Scooby Doo: Movie (BLU RAY): Zoinks! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close it's doors, Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred (FREDDIE PRINZE JR.), Daphne (SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR), Shaggy (MATTHEW LILLARD) and Velma (LINDA CARDELLINI) are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot. Concerned that his frightfully popular resort might truly be haunted, Spooky Island owner Emile Mondavarious (ROWAN ATKINSON) tries to reunite those notoriously meddling detectives to solve the mystery before his supernatural secret scares away the college crowds. Scooby and the gang will have to overcome their personal differences and forget everything they think they know about fake ghouls and phony creatures to crack the case, save themselves and possibly...the world! Ruh-roh!
Winged Migration (BLU RAY): No description available
Saturday, January 13, 2007
- Xoanon @ 10:54 PST Take a look back at 2006! Help us remember all the Sideshow highlights of the past year with our 'Look Back at 2006' article and timeline, written and compiled by Sideshow Freaks super-collector, Dave Stephan! When we realize all the products, events, contests, and announcements that were introduced in 2006, we just can't believe that we were able to fit it all into 365 days. Our pledge in 2007 is to bring you even more... YES, even more! So grab the caffeinated beverages, fasten your seatbelts, and make sure to read every single newsletter because we'll be kicking it into high gear in early February with Toy Fair 2007... and reading the Sideshow Newsletter is the only way to guarantee that you w on't miss a thing! 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. NOW TAKING WAIT LIST MEMBERS FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: 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 1/13/2007
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Take a look back at 2006!
Help us remember all the Sideshow highlights of the past year with our 'Look Back at 2006' article and timeline, written and compiled by Sideshow Freaks super-collector, Dave Stephan! When we realize all the products, events, contests, and announcements that were introduced in 2006, we just can't believe that we were able to fit it all into 365 days. Our pledge in 2007 is to bring you even more... YES, even more! So grab the caffeinated beverages, fasten your seatbelts, and make sure to read every single newsletter because we'll be kicking it into high gear in early February with Toy Fair 2007... and reading the Sideshow Newsletter is the only way to guarantee that you w on't miss a thing!
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.
NOW TAKING WAIT LIST MEMBERS FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
LOW QUANTITIES ALERT - These items are below 200 pieces left and are anticipated to sell out soon.
King Kong Armature replica
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Monday, January 08, 2007
DVD Tuesday: Crank, Illusionist, Peepers!
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Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection: No description available
Crank (Widescreen Edition): Chev Chelios is a professional assassin working for the West Coast crime syndicate. Chev's girlfriend Eve doesn't know what Chev does and Chev is planning to quit the crime syndicate so he can spend more time with her. But for Chev, things about to get very bad, when he learns he has been injected with a poison called "The Beijing Cocktail" by his rival Verona, which will kill him if his heart rate drops. Trying to stay alive and seeking help from friend, Kaylo and Doc Miles, to keep his heart pumping. Chev sets out to find answers as well as protecting Eve, and get his revenge on those who have betrayed him before the poison kills him.
Crank (Full Screen Edition): Chev Chelios is a professional assassin working for the West Coast crime syndicate. Chev's girlfriend Eve doesn't know what Chev does and Chev is planning to quit the crime syndicate so he can spend more time with her. But for Chev, things about to get very bad, when he learns he has been injected with a poison called "The Beijing Cocktail" by his rival Verona, which will kill him if his heart rate drops. Trying to stay alive and seeking help from friend, Kaylo and Doc Miles, to keep his heart pumping. Chev sets out to find answers as well as protecting Eve, and get his revenge on those who have betrayed him before the poison kills him.
Desgaea, Vol. 1: The Netherworld Prince: Angel-in-training Flonne is on a mission when Disgaea (2006) opens: she's charged with assassinating Krichevskoy, the King of the Netherworld--who died two years earlier. Flonne inadvertently awakens Krichevskoy's son, demon-prince Laharl, who sets out to claim the throne. When Flonne lectures him about love and kindness, Laharl replies with crushing honesty, "You're pretty dense, huh?" As the conflict escalates, Laharl's old vassal Etna arrives with her sub-vassals, the Prinny squad, who look like robotic penguins. Flonne gets help from higher-ranking angels. The Buck Rogers-eque Captain Gordon arrives from Earth in his space ship, complicating matters still further. Based on a video game by Nippon Ichi, Disgaea plays like a reworking of Chrono Crusade, enacted by the cast of A Little Snow Fairy Sugar: The main characters are all small and skinny, with kawaii (ultra-cute) bulbous heads and enormous eyes. Disgaea will appeal primarily to fans of the game.(Rated 13 and older: violence, risqué humor)
Dr. Mabuse Collection: Includes: The Return of Dr. Mabuse, The Invisible Dr. Mabuse, The Secret of Dr. Mabuse.
Extras: Complete First Season: Meet Andy Millman, Actor. Never forgets his lines because he never gets any. Andy (Ricky Gervais) is a desperate man. He?s been an actor for five years but thanks to his useless agent (Stephen Merchant), he?s never done any real acting. Instead, he?s a lowly film extra, making his mark in the background while the stars do their work. His partner in arms is the pitiable Maggie, a fellow extra and a hopeless romantic. Andy may be an extra, but he?s a star in his own right. Too bad nobody else agrees.
A Gun, a Car, a Blonde: A wheelchair bound (Jim Metzler) paraplegic fantasizes about the new blonde (Andrea Thompson), who moves into the house across from him. His fantasy (which move into black and white film noir) involves his being a private detective out to help the poor blonde damsel in distress. In real life, he refuses to leave his home and is being taken for a ride by his over-sexed sister (Kay Lenz).
Hopalong Cassidy TV Collection 2: No description available
I Trust You to Kill Me: Kiefer Sutherland, star of the hit TV show "24" takes his indie record label act, Rocco DeLuca & the Burden on the road for their first international tour. From Los Angeles to Europe, this highly personal journey chronicles a rock band & their less than qualified road manager, Kiefer Sutherland, and the hopes, successes and disappointments of a band trying to get their music to their audience.
Idiocracy: From Mike Judge, one of the creative minds behind Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill and Office Space, comes an outrageous sci-fi comedy that'll make you think twice about the future of mankind. Meet Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson). He's not the sharpest tool in the shed. But when a government hibernation experiment goes awry, Bowers awakens in the year 2505 to find a society so dumbed-down by mass commercialism and mindless TV programming that he's become the smartest guy on the planet. Now it's up to an average Joe to get human evolution back on track. Filled with razor-sharp sarcasm and outrageous sight gags, Idiocracy will make you laugh out loud whether you're an absolute genius or a complete idiot.
Illusionist: Unlock the mysteries of the year's most spellbinding film from the producers of Crash and Sideways! Oscar(r) nominees Paul Giamatti and Edward Norton lead an all-star cast in this "stunning" film (USA Today) that conjures an exhilarating blend of suspense, romance and mind-bending twists. The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim (Norton) has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell). But when Leopold's new fiancée (Jessica Biel) rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince's interest evolves into obsession...and suddenly the city's Chief Inspector (Giamatti) finds himself investigating a shocking crime. But even as the Inspector engages him in a dramatic challenge of wills, Eisenheim prepares for his most impressive illusion yet in this "mesmerizing" (Entertainment Weekly) and "beautifully acted" (Good Morning America) film that "teases you until the very end!" (The New York Times).
MI-5, Volume 4: As the fourth season of MI-5 begins the stories are more relevant than ever before. The series has always been fast-paced and hard-hitting but now the battleground of national security provides an even more dramatic backdrop to the challenges facing the team from MI-5. The group were left reeling after the shocking death of Danny at the hands of hostage-takers as the last season concluded. Now Adam, Harry, Ruth, Fiona and rising star Zafar set out to become even stronger in their battle to safeguard the nation.
Mister Peepers: Mr. Peepers (Wally Cox) is a shy science teacher at Jefferson Junior High... but what makes Mr. Peepers so unique is that, although he seems to be mild mannered, easily bullied, baffled and befuddled by every day life, he has the strength of his convictions to ensure his life is fulfilled and that no matter what, he prevails. Because of that, he becomes an "every man," a man we can identify with and aspire to be like.
The Night Listener: In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
Nude on the Moon & Blaze Starr Goes Nudist: It's a bare-as-you-dare double feature from the Grand Dame of sexploitation, Doris Wishman! Needing an escape from nightclub engagements and her sleazy agent-fiance, legendary red-headed stripper Blaze Starr ducks into a movie theater and sees a film on nudism. Intrigued, Blaze Starr Goes Nudist and checks into Florida's Sunny Palms, where she finds true happiness by strutting around in her birthday suit and discovering the wonders of nude volleyball, nude archery, and, of course, nude checkers. Then a young rocket scientist and his professor friend build a spaceship and blast off in idiotic pajama-like space suits, only to land on the lunar surface and discover a private camp populated by shapely telepathic gals who live Nude on the Moon with antennae on their heads! After first being rendered helpless by a moon doll's magic wand, the men are eventually allowed to wander about and witness the naked marvels of life in outer space, which looks an awful lot like Florida.
Psychopathia Sexualis: Psychopathia Sexualis, Bret Wood's visual adaptation of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's eponymous book, investigates sexual perversity in an attempt to better render Krafft-Ebbing's medical definitions for conditions like necrophilia, vampirism, masochism, and homosexuality. Fictional vignettes enliven chapters in the book, and an omniscient narrator commands attention between live-action scenes. One would expect the explicit nature of this material to be sexy or campy, but it's really not. The scene of a man cowering under his dominatrix's heeled boot is dulled by slow pace. A man getting hypnotized with metronome by Sigmund Freud's teacher (Ebbing) practically hypnotizes the viewer with its severe mood. To its benefit, Psychopathia Sexualis looks like a Goth Guy Maddin film, with its colorful Victorian sets. A couple quick scenes, like a woman's corset being laced up, or the nurse who gets off on her patient's blood-sucking, are inviting in a sensationalistic way. But in general, the film's sections such as "Manifestations," "Methods of Treatment," and "Melancholia" are too belabored to intriguingly reflect the text's case studies. "Methods of Treatment" portrays the dire Victorian asylum, but not in any new light. Psychopathia Sexualis is an anticlimactic take on infinitely fascinating fetishes and obsessions. Though the film is tedious, it still reveals insights about sexuality and its narrow definitions a century ago.
Siberiade: The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people. One builds the road through taiga to the star over horizon, the second 'build communism' and the third searches for oil. The oil is found but the destruction of the old cemetry and everything the people of the village cared for followed to get the 'black treasure' of Siberia.
The Snow Queen: Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale comes to life in an enchanting mix of music and song, live drama and stunning animation. When Gerda and her mother take in the penniless beggar boy, Kay, powerful forces come into play that will take both children on a magical journey and test their friendship to the extreme. One cold winter night a splinter of ice pierces Kay's eye, turning his heart cold and making him angry and unhappy. He is enchanted by the Snow Queen and taken to her palace in the frozen North. Gerda decides that she must do whatever she can to find her friend. Faith, love and courage lead Gerda on a perilous quest through many strange lands. Will the little girl in the red velvet cloak be able to match the power of the Snow Queen?
SpongeBob SquarePants - Season 4, Vol. 2: Your favorite sea sponge and his pals are back to provide you with more laughs in the release of SpongeBob SquarePants Season 4 volume 2 Box Set featuring 10 new to DVD episodes! Get ready to laugh out loud with 20 episodes loaded with hours of quirky, outrageous fun.
Van Gogh: A critically acclaimed biography of the artist Vincent Van Gogh, played by Jacques Dutronc, focusing mainly on the final months of his life when he painted some of his most beautiful and famous paintings while navigating the complex relationships with his brother and his patron's daughter.
Crank (BLU-RAY): Chev Chelios is a professional assassin working for the West Coast crime syndicate. Chev's girlfriend Eve doesn't know what Chev does and Chev is planning to quit the crime syndicate so he can spend more time with her. But for Chev, things about to get very bad, when he learns he has been injected with a poison called "The Beijing Cocktail" by his rival Verona, which will kill him if his heart rate drops. Trying to stay alive and seeking help from friend, Kaylo and Doc Miles, to keep his heart pumping. Chev sets out to find answers as well as protecting Eve, and get his revenge on those who have betrayed him before the poison kills him.