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Hello, friends. This week's 271 titles break out to 225 DVDs, 42 Blu-rays and four "digital" releases.

As usual, you can click on icons respectively representing links to a movie's IMDb listing, a TV season's tv.com listing, a film's website, The W discussion or John Orquiola's review. Click on a title to be taken to Amazon's listing, where you can place an order and we'll earn a small referral. Remember, titles are usually the cheapest just prior to release!

Titles in large italics were in the top 24 preorders at the time I put this list together. Blue titles are in Blu-ray, with a lighter blue for the Blu-ray 3D release.

PICK OF THE WEEK

The Adventures of Tintin (The W at Amazon) (USA/New Zealand, 2011) It's automatic. Don't let this get out, but this MAY have been the only film I saw in a theatre in 2011.
The Adventures of Tintin (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
The Adventures of Tintin (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)
Adventures of Tintin (Rental Ready)
Adventures of Tintin (Rental Ready) [Blu-ray]



MOVIES OF THE WEEK

Tintin was actually #2 for the top preorders as I type this...what was #1? It was...

The Descendants (2011) George Clooney farts around Hawaii for two hours (DISCLAIMER: I haven't watched this film)
The Descendants (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
The Descendants (digital purchase)

My Week with Marilyn (UK, 2011) Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench
My Week with Marilyn (DVD/Blu-ray Combo)
My Week With Marilyn (digital purchase)

Happy Feet Two (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) (Australia, 2011) Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (Pink), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara, Common
Happy Feet Two (Movie-Only Edition + UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
Happy Feet Two (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
Happy Feet Two (Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / UltraViolet Digital Copy)
Happy Feet Two (digital purchase)

The Three Musketeers (Germany/France/UK/USA, 2011)
The Three Musketeers [Blu-ray]
The Three Musketeers [Blu-Ray 3D]

Melancholia (Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany, 2011) Kristen Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, Kiefer Sutherland - directed by Lars von Trier More info also at Magnolia (magpictures.com)
Melancholia [Blu-ray]

Young Adult (2011) Charlize Theron IS
Young Adult [Blu-ray]
Young Adult (Rental Ready)
Young Adult (Rental Ready) [Blu-ray]

OH BOY, AMERICAN PIE ON BLU-RAY!
American Pie (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
American Pie 2 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
American Wedding (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
American Pie: Unrated 3-Movie Party Pack American Pie, American Pie 2, American Wedding
American Pie Presents: Unrated 4-Play Pack Band Camp, The Naked Mile, Beta House, The Book of Love - all just awful I'm sure

NEW TO BLU-RAY
#70: The Last Temptation of Christ (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (USA/Canada, 1988) More info on this release at The Criterion Collection (criterion.com)

Wizards (35th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] (1977) Ralph Bakshi's very 1970s animated classic - voice of Mark Hamill - more info at his site (ralphbakshi.com)

Five Element Ninjas [Blu-ray] (Ren Zhe Wu Di - Hong Kong, 1982) Shaw Brothers

The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader [Blu-ray] (2010) Rerelease?

Robin Hood [Blu-ray] Ridley Scott's, apparently
The Incredible Hulk [Blu-ray]
Despicable Me [Blu-ray] Wow, this seems incredibly overpriced

Body of Lies / Three Kings (Double Feature) [Blu-ray]
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle / Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (Double Feature) [Blu-ray]
Mask / Dumb & Dumber (Double Feature) [Blu-ray]
Under Siege / Under Siege: Dark Territory (Double Feature) [Blu-ray]
True Romance / Natural Born Killers (Double Feature) [Blu-ray]

NEW TO 3D (I THINK)
Kung Fu Panda (Two-Disc Blu-ray 3D/DVD Combo)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (Blu-ray 3D/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

BIG DOUBLES/TRIPLES/QUADS OF THE WEEK

Sex & The City / Sex & The City 2
Arthur & the Invisibles 2&3-New Minimoy Adventures Probably a retitling of "Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard" and "Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds" - but don't sue me if it isn't as I didn't look very hard
Arthur & the Invisibles 2&3- New Minimoy Adventures
The Almighty Comedy Collection [ Bruce | Evan ] Almighty
Police Academy / Police Academy 2 Man, remember when "Police Academy" movies had actual NUDITY in them?
Searchers / Rio Bravo
Pure Country / Pure Country 2
Heat / Goodfellas

The Mummy Trilogy The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Bromantic 3-Movie Unrated Comedy Collection The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall (theatrical AND unrated - oh boy!)
Chiller Night Favorites The Last House on the Left (theatrical & unrated), My Soul to Take, A Perfect Getaway (theatrical & unrated)
Cinderella Story Collection A Cinderella Story, Another Cinderella Story, A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (ugh)

4 Movie Marathon: James Stewart Western Collection (Bend of the River / The Far Country / Night Passage / The Rare Breed)
4 Movie Marathon: Romantic Comedy Collection (About a Boy / Intolerable Cruelty / The Wedding Date / Prime)
4 Movie Marathon: Crime Thriller Collection (New Jersey Drive / Empire / Mobsters / Carlito's Way: Rise to Power)
4 Movie Marathon: Family Comedy Collection (Pure Luck / King Ralph / Ghost Dad / For Richer or Poorer)
4 Film Favorites: Tear Jerkers (The Time Traveler's Wife / White Oleander / Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood / My Sister's Keeper)
4 Film Favorites: George Clooney (Michael Clayton / Ocean's Eleven (2011) / The Perfect Storm / Three Kings
4 Film Favorites: Sandra Bullock (The Lake House/ Two Weeks Notice / Practical Magic / In Love and War)
4 Film Favorites: Fantasy Thrillers (Constantine / V For Vendetta / The Wicker Man / The Fountain)
TCM Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Katharine Hepburn (The Philadelphia Story / Stage Door / Little Women / Morning Glory)
TCM Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Doris Day (Calamity Jane / Please Don't Eat the Daisies / Love Me or Leave Me / Romance on the High Seas)
TCM Greatest Classic Films: Gangsters

DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WEEK

Fresh (2009)
Bag It (2010) PLASTIC.
The Swell Season (USA/Czech Republic/Ireland, 2011) Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Talking With Spirits (not in IMDb, 2011?) Not much info at Passion River (passionriver.com)
A Second Knock at the Door (2012) "A Documentary on Friendly Fire"
Teen a Go Go (Teen a Go Go: A Little Film About Rock and Roll History - direct to video, 2012)

FURN FILMS OF THE WEEK

Triad Trilogy Election, Triad Election, Triad Underworld
Triad Trilogy [Blu-ray]

La Terra Trema (La Terra Trema: Episodio del Mare - Italy, 1948) Directed by Luchino Visconti
Bellissima (Italy, 1951) Walter Chiari, Anna Magnani - directed by Luchino Visconti
La Visita (The Visitor) (Italy/France, 1963)
The Saragossa Manuscript (Restored Edition) (Rekopis Znaleziony w Saragossie - Poland, 1965) (3/19)
Alfredo, Alfredo (Italy/France, 1972) Dustin Hoffman (!), Stefania Sandrelli, Carla Gravina

The Hourglass Sanitorium (Restored Edition) (Sanatorium Pod Kelpsydra - Poland, 1973) Both of these diorected by Wojciech Has (3/19)
Gruppo di Famiglia in un Interno (Conversation Piece) (Italy/France, 1974) Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano - directed by Luchino Visconti
Ransom Baby (Oi Apanthropoi - Greece, 1976)
Young Violent Dangerous (Liberi Armati Pericolosi - Italy, 1976) Tomas Milian
The Burning Moon (Germany, 1997) Ick.

Captain Abu Raed (Jordan, 2007) More info on this DVD at NeoClassics Films (neoclassicsfilms.com) (3/19)
Moscow, Belgium (Aanrijding in Moscou - Belgium, 2008) (3/19)
Farewell (L'affaire Farewell - France, 2009) Guillaumem Canet, Emir Kusturica, Fred Ward (as Ronald Reagan!!!!), Willem Dafoe - more info on this DVD and YouTube trailer at NeoClassics Films (3/19)
Farewell [Blu-ray] (3/19)
The Misfortunates (De Helaasheid der Dingen - Belgium/Netherlands, 2009) OH NO MY EYES C'MON WARN ME ABOUT THE MALE ASS NEXT TIME (3/19)

Chicogrande (Mexico, 2010) Damiá Alcázar, Daniel Martinez, John Gerald Randall
Dog Sweat (Iran/USA, 2010) Shot on the sly in Tehran, they say (rescheduled from 1/3)
My Joy (Schastye Moe - Germany/Ukraine/Netherlands, 2010) More info on this DVD and trailer at Kino Lorber (kino.com)
Women on the 6th Floor (Les Femmes du 6ème Étage - France, 2010) More info on this DVD and trailer at Strand Releasing (strandreleasing.com)
Yakuza Hunters: Duel in Hell I THINK it's "Yakuza-Busting Girls: Duel in Hell" (Gyakushû! Sukeban Hantâzu: Jigoku no Kettô - Japan, 2010)

House of Pleasures (L'Apollonide [Souvenirs de la maison close] - France, 2011) Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette, Jasmine Trinca, Adéle Haenel, Alice Barnole, Iliana Zabeth, Noémie Lvovsky - there are probably easier and more satisfying ways to catch glimpses of the female form - a bit more info on this DVD at MPI (mpihomevideo.com)
@Suicideroom (Sala Samobójców - Poland, 2011) More info on this DVD in English at Wolfe Video (wolfevideo.com)
Agneepath (2012) (Hindi Movie / Bollywood Film / Indian Cinema DVD) (India, 2012) What an unattractive cover!

PUBLIC DOMAIN-Y RELEASES FROM ALPHA HOME ENTERTAINMENT (oldies.com)
Lost Express (1926) / In Danger's Path (1915) (Silent)
Sheriff of Cochise, Volumes 1-4 (4-DVD)
Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet, Volume 18
Lone Avenger
Shed No Tears
From Broadway to Cheyenne
Desert Wooing (Silent)
Man from Texas
Valley of Vengeance
Police Patrol
Murder with Pictures
Chaplin and His Impersonators, Volume 2
Charley's Aunt (Silent)
City Park
Local Bad Man
Racket Squad, Volume 10
Meet the Boyfriend (1937) / Big Dame Hunting (1932)
Born to Battle (Silent)
Prison Mutiny
Kids of Hollywood: Hal Roach's Rascals / Kids of Old Hollywood (2-DVD)
Paint and Powder (Silent)
Sennett Classics (Small Town Bully (1915) / Run Girl Run (1928) / Manicure Lady (1911) / Gymnasium Jim (1922)) (Silent)

COLLECTIONS OF NO GREAT SHAKES

Outlaw Justice Six westerns on 2 DVDs IN A TIN!
Lee Van Cleef: Gunfighter Six westerns on 2 DVDs IN A TIN!

WARNER ARCHIVE OF THE WEEK

Diplomaniacs (1933) Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey (DVD-R) (3/15)
British Agent (1934) Leslie Howard, Kay Francis (DVD-R) (3/15)
On Again-Off Again (1937) Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Marjorie Lord, Patricia Wilder (DVD-R) (3/15)
The Red Danube (1949) Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh (DVD-R) (3/15)
The Rainmakers (1935) Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee (DVD-R) (3/15)

AND THE REST OF THE MOVIES OF THE WEEK

Clash Of The Wolves (silent, 1925) Rin-tin-tin - suspiciously public domain looking

Virgin Witch (Remastered Edition) (UK, 1972)
Virgin Witch (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray]

Coonskin (1975) Animated and in a very 1970s way - voices of Barry White, Scatman Crothers - written and directed by Ralph Bakshi - hmm, must be Ralphi Bakshi week - more info at his site (ralphbakshi.com)

Killer's Moon (Remastered Edition) (UK, 1978)
Killer's Moon (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray]

The Deadly Spawn (NTSC) (1983) (3/19)

The Black Balloon (Australia/UK, 2008) More info on this DVD at NeoClassics Films (neoclassicsfilms.com) (3/19)
Surving Crooked Lake (Canada, 2008) (3/19)
The 11th Aggression (2009)
Melvin Probably (2009)

American Mobster: Miami Shakedown (This Is Who I Am - 2010) Nino Cimino, Robert Miano - and yes, Frank Stallone
Black Butterfly (2010) Mahogany Monae, Richard Gallion, Keeland Ellis, Lionel Gentle - more info on this DVD at eOne (eonehomevideo.com)
Flicka 2 (direct to video, 2010) rerelease?
Ivory (2010) - trailer at YouTube (youtube.com) (3/15)
Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story (2010) Wiffleball film of the week
Wound (New Zealand, 2010)

Absentia (2011)
Aggressive Behavior (Unwelcome - UK, 2011) - Facebook - More info on this DVD at Celebrity Home Entertainment (celebrityhe.com)
Cheaters Either a repackaged "Cheatin' Hearts" (2011) ...or a sequel with THE EXACT SAME ACTORS PLAYING THE EXACT SAME CHARACTERS
The Dish & The Spoon (2011) - Facebook
My Pure Joy (2011) (rescheduled from 2/14)
Paranormal Incident (2011)

Stuck Between Stations (2011) Sam Rosen, Zoe Lister Jones, Michael Imperioli, Josh Hartnett
Stuck Between Stations (digital purchase)

Grimm's Snow White (direct to video, 2012) Jane March, Eliza Bennett, Jamie Thomas King - dunno, is some major studio planning a new "Snow White" so The Asylum (theasylum.cc) had to put together a knockoff?
Grimm's Snow White [Blu-ray]

Ladies of the Church (2012?) Vivica A. Fox, Jean Claude LaMarre (also directed - ah), Sheryl Lee, Ralph
Loosies (2012) Peter Facinelli, Jaimie Alexander, Michael Madsen, Joe Pantoliano, Vincent Gallo - Facebook

RELEASES OF MYSTERY OF THE WEEK

Sadly, there wasn't any info provided beyond the title, so I'm not entirely sure what movies these are. You probably don't want 'em anyway
Into the Woods
Unearthed



COMEDY OF THE WEEK

Whirled Tour Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry The Cable Guy



ANIME OF THE WEEK

One Piece: Collection Five

Bleach Uncut Set 12

Kekkaishi Set 4

Mardock Scramble Director's Cut FINALLY all the underaged sex scenes have been restored!
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]

Squid Girl: Season 1 Complete Collection [Blu-ray]



TV OF THE WEEK

Top TV of the week is all the way down at #16 overall...
Doctor Who: The Face of Evil (Story 89) (BBC, 1977) The Doctor (Tom Baker) meets Leela...and himself

Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen (Special Edition) New restoration
Doctor Who: The Three Doctors Updated special edition
Doctor Who: The Robots of Death Updated special edition

TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
Neverland (miniseries, Syfy, UK, 2011) Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Charlie Rowe, Bob Hoskins, Keira Knightley
Neverland [Blu-ray]

Bag of Bones (miniseries, A&E, 2011) Pierce Brosnan - based on the Stephen King novel - A&E (aetv.com)

Wallace & Gromit: World of Invention [Blu-ray]
Wallace & Gromit: World of Invention (BBC, 2010)

TV THAT WASN'T ON TV OF THE WEEK
The Guild: Season Five (watchtheguild.com, 2011)

The Killing: Season One (AMC, 2011) Season 2 coming soon!
The Killing: Season One [Blu-ray]

Superjail: Season Two (Adult Swim, 2011) Call me a snob if you must, but I preferred the Augenblick to the Titmouse

Xena: Warrior Princess - Season Three (syndicated, 1997-8)

Ghost Hunters International Season 2: Part 1 (Syfy, 2009-10) First half (13 episodes) of Season 2 on 3 DVDs

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Season Three (syndicated, 1996-7)

Looney Tunes Show: Season 1 V.3 (Cartoon Network, 2011) Episodes 9-12

The Tribe: Series 1, Part 1 (Channel 5, 1999) 26 episodes - more info at Shout! Factory (shoutfactorystore.com)

Scooby Doo! Music of the Vampire (2012) This cover pees on my childhood
Scooby Doo! Music of the Vampire (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Nature: Raccoon Nation
Nature: Raccoon Nation [Blu-ray]

Nova: Separating Twins (WGBH, 2012) More information and watch online at NOVA (pbs.org)

Picker Sisters: Season 1 (Lifetime, 2011)

18 Kids And Counting Season 3 (TLC, 2009)

Snapped: The Killer Collection - Season Three as seen on the Oxygen Channel - 14 Stories (Oxygen, 2005)

4 Kid Favorites Cartoon: Ben 10 Alien Force Probably should have put these 4 volumes into one set to BEGIN with...
4 Kid Favorites: Flintstones Still only 14 episodes
4 Kid Favorites: Jetsons Ditto

Bobby's World Season 1 (3 Disc Set) (FOX, 1990-1) (3 DVD-Rs)
Bobby's World Season 2 (2 Disc Set) (FOX, 1991) (3 DVD-Rs)
Bobby's World Season 3 (3 Disc Set) (FOX, 1992-3) (3 DVD-Rs)
Bobby's World Season 4 (3 Disc Set) (FOX, 1993-4) (3 DVD-Rs)
Bobby's World Season 5 (3 Disc Set) (FOX, 1994-5) (3 DVD-Rs)
Bobby's World Season 6 (2 Disc Set) (FOX, 1995-6) (2 DVD-Rs) Same price for less episodes! Rip off!
Bobby's World Season 7 (2 Disc Set) (FOX, 1997-8) (2 DVD-Rs) Ditto!

HISTORY Classics: The Ten Commandments 4 DVDs
HISTORY Classics: Biblical Disasters 4 DVDs
American Warriors (Military)

HISTORY CHANNEL OF THE WEEK
The Duel: Hamilton vs. Burr with Richard Dreyfuss
Megaquake 10.0
First Flight Around The World
Forgotten Sub of WWII
The Castle Tower
The Battle of Big Hole
Breakout at Normandy: The 2nd Armored Division in the Land of the Dead
Stalingrad
Getting Out Alive: From Siberia to Suburbia
Jobsite: Concrete Countdown
The Lost Atlantis
More Extreme Marksmen
The Siege of Masada
Sex in the Ancient World: Egypt
It's Good to be President
Titanic: The Complete Story
History of the World in Two Hours

The Doctor in the Mirror with Dr. Reed Tuckson "As seen on Public television!"

CANADIAN TV OF THE WEEK
Call Me Fitz: The Complete Second Season (HBO Canada/Audience, 2011-2)

THE REST OF THE BRITISH TV OF THE WEEK
In Their Own Words Collection of BBC interviews with "great novelists and thinkers"
Out (ITV, 1978) In this context, "out" means "of prison"
Come Fly With Me: Season One (BBC, 2011) Matt Lucas, David Walliams

GERMAN TV OF THE WEEK
God's Mighty Servant: Sister Pascalina Lehnert, Secretary of Pius XII (Gottes Mächtige Deinerin - ARD, 2011) More info on this DVD at Ignatius Press (ignatius.com) (3/15)

AND FINALY, "60 MINUTES" OF THE WEEK
60 Minutes - Trapped in Unemployment (DVD-R)
60 Minutes - Treating Depression (DVD-R)
60 Minutes - The Mozart of Chess See the entire 2/19 episode online at 60 Minutes (cbsnews.com) (DVD-R)



KIDZ RELEAZEZ OF THE WEEK

Yo Gabba Gabba: There's a Party in My City! Live Concert
The Chipette Diaries Yes, it's an animated feature around the female counterparts of "The Chipmunks" - your life is complete
Spongebob Squarepants: Truth or Square / Who Bob What Pants / Whale of a Birthday (Nickelodeon) They squoze all three onto 1 DVD!
Pippi Longstocking: Pippi's High Sea Adventures
4 Kid Favorites Cartoon Network: Hall of Fame 1 DVD each of: Johnny Bravo; Dexter's Laboratory; Courage the Cowardly Do; Ed, Edd n Eddy
Awesome Adventures: Rescue Friends 1
Timmy Time: Timmy Finds Treasure
The Bible Explorer Series: Search For The Lost Shipwreck Of Paul



MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Live From Nashville 2 Daniel O'Donnell
Selection of Beast (import) Sorry, Korean fans, this is the MOST EXPENSIVE TITLE OF THE WEEK
Fuzzomentary Truckfighters (import)

I feel like NONE of these may actually have any MUSIC on them...
Freddie Mercury: Holding Back The Years
Neil Young: The Wrecking Ball
Musical Milestones Reflections on the Wall Pink Floyd
Turn It on Again Genesis
Music Milestones the First Album Led Zeppelin
Queen: We Will Rock You

And I think all of these are previously released titles from a different distributor:
Genesis:Turn It on Again
Queen:We Will Rock You
Pink Floyd:Musical Milestones Reflect
Led Zeppelin Music Milestones the Fir
Lost Broadcasts Iron Butterfly
Lost Broadcasts Atomic Rooster
Tiki Lounge Volume 1 Merrell Frankhauser
Lost Broadcasts Incredble String Band
Gift Band:Live at the Union Chapel
Lost Broadcasts Third Ear Band
French TV 1971-73 Gong

LEARNIN'
Guitarist's Guide to Better Practicing (3/16)
Ultimate Lessons Fills & Chops Lots of drummers
Ultimate Lessons Adv. Independence DVD Also lots of drummers



CLASSICAL OF THE WEEK

Sacred Music: God's Composer (BBC)



SPORTS!

UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida 12/10/11, Toronto, ON - more info on this card at UFC (ufc.com)



SWEAT OF THE WEEK - SCARY BODYBUILDING MAN

Get Big Get Cut Bodybuilding
Stan Efferding: Rhino Bodybuilding



SMUT OF THE WEEK

Porn Ecstasy - Secret Desires I have no idea what this is about, but I like where the title and cover are taking me (PAL) (3/16)



ET CETERA

WAR (WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR)
Jets at War: 1950-2011 "Legends of Air Combat" - 3 DVDs

PREACHIFYIN'
Symphony:I Lift My Hands Same as above, different distributor, more expensive?
Louie Giglio: Symphony (I Lift My Hands)

CHOO CHOO OF THE WEEK
BR - Fernweh: Die Grosse-Eisenbahn-Box (PAL) (3/16)

AND FINALLY...
THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment: Is There an Ancient Mystery that Foretells America's Future? SPOILER ALERT: No, the bible DIDN'T predict 9/11

That'll do it! See you Monday for the late changes and do reply if anything so moves you.

BYE

(edited by CRZ on 10.3.12 0110)


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If I were to buy ANYTHING this week, it would be the long, anxiously awaited, American release of Olaf Ittenbach's The Burning Moon.

I have this on a very worn and used VHS tape. It's picture is grainy and faded from it's being, I'll guess, a 5th or 6th generation dub. It's got terrible subtitles that isn't timed to match what the actors are saying correctly. the sound is also low on the tape, to where you have to turn your television up all the way to actually hear the sound. When I've watched this film, it's like I have to work at it to enjoy it.

Having said that, putting in all that extra effort just to watch a German film is very, very well worth it. This classic gore masterpiece is yet another 'Holy Grail' of the DVD age. Seeing THIS film released on DVD in ANY quality, is a Godsend. Seeing it come out come out with a clear, crisp picture, proper subtitles, AND uncut... well, to a gorehound like myself, that's like having Olivia Wilde offering me anal and saying she's a virgin. I'm saying this is something I NEVER thought would EVER see the light of day.

If you are so inclined to purchase anything this month... buy this.



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Yeah, that was one of those films where I read the description and thought of you. Your ringing endorsement during your self-imposed giving up of buying stuff for Lent merely reinforces my certainty that nobody needs to see that film. 1/2 ;-)



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LATE CHANGES FOR 3/13

NEW ADDS

Basketball Wives: Season 1 (The W at Amazon) (2 DVD-Rs)
Basketball Wives: Season 2 (3 DVD-Rs)
Basketball Wives LA: Season 1 (4 DVD-Rs)

All I can tell you about "Basketball Wives" is it premieres during RAW and just about every black person on Twitter watches it and lets you know they're watching it

Enchanted Evening Kitaro

Awesome Adventures Volume 1 (digital purchase)

Escape Artiste & Struggle Against Time Bondage double feature

RESCHEDULED TO 4/10
Squid Girl: Season 1 Complete Collection [Blu-ray]

NOW SHOWING UNAVAILABLE

Kung Fu Panda (Two-Disc Blu-ray 3D/DVD Combo)
Symphony:I Lift My Hands
Queen: We Will Rock You
Genesis:Turn It on Again
Queen:We Will Rock You
Pink Floyd:Musical Milestones Reflect
Led Zeppelin Music Milestones the Fir
Lost Broadcasts
Lost Broadcasts
Tiki Lounge Volume 1
Lost Broadcasts
Gift Band:Live at the Union Chapel
Lost Broadcasts
French TV 1971-73
Clash of the Wolves
The Bible Explorer Series: Search For The Lost Shipwreck Of Paul

FINAL TOP PREORDERS OF THE WEEK

1 1 The Descendants
2 2 The Adventures of Tintin (Three-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)
3 5 The Descendants (Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
4 3 The Adventures of Tintin
5 6 The Adventures of Tintin (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
6 4 My Week with Marilyn
7 7 My Week with Marilyn (DVD/Blu-ray Combo)
8 8 Happy Feet Two (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy)
9 12 Melancholia [Blu-ray]
10 9 The Three Musketeers [Blu-Ray 3D]
11 10 The Three Musketeers
12 13 Melancholia
13 11 Young Adult
14 17 The Three Musketeers [Blu-ray]
15 14 Young Adult [Blu-ray]
16 15 Happy Feet Two (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
17 18 Doctor Who: The Face of Evil (Story 89)
18 16 Neverland
19 24 American Pie (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
20 19 Neverland [Blu-ray]
21 22 The Last Temptation of Christ (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
22 21 Bag of Bones
23 23 Happy Feet Two (Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / UltraViolet Digital Copy)
24 -- American Pie 2 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)

Dropping out from the last week's check is One Piece: Collection Five.

FIRST LOOK AT NEXT WEEK'S TOP PREORDERS (AS OF RIGHT NOW)

1 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Three-Disc Combo Blu-ray / DVD + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
3 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
4 The Muppets (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy + Soundtrack Download Card)
5 The Muppets
6 Hop
7 The Muppets (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
8 Lady and the Tramp
9 Scarecrow and Mrs. King: The Complete Third Season
10 Hop Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy)
11 Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy (2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy)
12 Battle Royale: The Complete Collection [Blu-ray]
13 Iron Maiden: En Vivo! [Blu-ray]
14 Fairy Tail: Part 4 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
15 Carnage
16 Adventures in Lalaloopsy Land: Search for Pillow
17 Beacon Theatre - Live From New York [Blu-ray]
18 Beacon Theatre - Live From New York
19 Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Season Two, Part Two
20 Iron Maiden: En Vivo! [Limited Edition Steel Box]
21 The Adventures Of Tintin: Season Two
22 Carnage [Blu-ray]
23 Battle Royale [Blu-ray]
24 The Sitter

CURRENT TOP SELLING TITLE FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING...

3/27: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
4/3: War Horse
4/10: The Iron Lady
4/17: Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo +Digital Copy)
* 4/24: Contraband
5/1: Haywire [Blu-ray]
5/8: Chuck: The Complete Fifth Season
5/15: Albert Nobbs
5/22: Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Second Season

And that's it! See you next time!



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I love that they expect you to buy the American Pie series NOW, with the fourth (!) movie coming out in April. This will of course render your purchase null and void when they have the American Pie 4 pack by the fall. Still, I do love the series, so I might bite on this when all four are available.

Of the new movies, I want to see Descendents, Tintin, and especially Young Adult. And next week is the Muppets!



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I saw Tintin, Descendants, Melancholia and Young Adult.

None were really up to par with people's previous work (Young Adult wasn't anywhere near as good as Juno or Thank You for Smoking, but might be somewhere close to Up In The Air - Descendents was half the movie that Sideways was, etc.)

Tin Tin had a couple of nice scenes and Young Adult definitely had some laughs (mostly courtesy of Patton Oswalt).

I'm looking forward to the Swell Season doc, and I'm vaguely thinking about watching The Killing. Also, there's a movie called Abscentia, from a filmmaker whose short film I love. I'm not big into horror but I'm thinking about watching that.
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    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    I love that they expect you to buy the American Pie series NOW, with the fourth (!) movie coming out in April.
Well, technically this is like the eighth one. Did you miss the four-pack of direct-to-video sequels also being offered?



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.04
I liked tintin, but man, the tintin groupies are maybe even more savage than comic book nerds or wrestling board fanatics.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.65
    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by Torchslasher
      I love that they expect you to buy the American Pie series NOW, with the fourth (!) movie coming out in April.
    Well, technically this is like the eighth one. Did you miss the four-pack of direct-to-video sequels also being offered?


This is obviously a rhetorical question, so I shall not answer...except that I just did I guess. And hey, whatever keeps Eugene Levy working is fine by me.



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