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(Click on the "DVD" icon to find earlier weeks going back to January, 2007 - or use the "related links" at the bottom of the page for the three most previous lists!)

Hello.

Back into "oof" land as we take a look at a full 360 this week - that amounts to 328 DVDs and a sizable 32 Blu-Rays. As usual, IMDB or tv.com icons mean more info can be found a click away!

If you find something appealing at an affordable price, there should be no stopping you from clicking THERE as well!

Enough dilly-dallying around, we've got a show to do...



PICK OF THE WEEK
Two Fat Ladies (The W at Amazon) (BBC, 1996-8) Only the GREATEST SHOW EVER - Jennifer Paterson, Clarissa Dickson Wright

RUNNER-UP OF THE WEEK
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Complete Third Season I think this means it's time for me to find a cheap used copy of Season 2 (and start watching my copy of Season 1?)



MOVIES

BIG MOVIES OF THE WEEK

Stargate - Continuum (Direct to DVD, Canada/USA, 2008) NERD ALERT - I also hate temporal paradoxes
Stargate - Continuum [Blu-ray]

The Band's Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret - Israel/France/USA, 2007) Trailer at Amazon

Never Back Down (2008) - www.neverbackdownthemovie.com
Never Back Down (Two disc special edition) Unrated "Extended Beat Down Edition"
Never Back Down [Blu-ray]

Shine a Light (USA/UK, 2008) Martin Scorses directs the latest documentary about the Rolling Stones
Shine a Light [Blu-ray]

Doomsday (Unrated Widescreen Edition) (UK/USA/South Africa, 2008) - www.doomsdayiscoming.com
Doomsday Unrated (Full Screen)
Doomsday [Blu-ray]

Normally, the next one would be Kim's movie of the week...
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (Widescreen Edition) (2008) Since the cover says it includes the theatrical AND unrated versions - it will be a true test of how forgiving Kim truly is, because she LOOOOOOOOVED the first one, but I hear this one suuuuuuuucks (but will that stop her from watching both versions while I find something else to do? STAY TUNED!)
Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (Unrated Two-Disc Special Edition) Not sure if there's anything more than a (coughbullshitcough) "digital copy" on Disc 2 so it may not be worth the extra ducats
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (Full Screen Edition)
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay [Blu-ray]
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle [Blu-ray] (USA/Canada/Germany, 2004) The "Extreme Unrated Edition" finds itself on Blu-Ray to mark the occasion

WAS THIS SEQUEL REALLY NECESSARY?
WarGames: The Dead Code (direct to DVD, 2008) I'll bet you were WONDERING when they'd try to remake it - naturally, it's just...just awful.
War Games (25th Anniversary Edition) (1983) Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy - at least MGM saw an opportunity for another release of the REAL one. New anamorphic transfer and some extra documentaries AND an ad for the "sequel!"

Lost Boys: The Tribe (direct to DVD, USA/Canada, 2008) On the other hand, you have THIS sequel, which actually has The Two Coreys in the cast list, yet seems just as unnecessary a sequel. This is the "uncut" version
Lost Boys: The Tribe Here's the R rated version
Lost Boys: The Tribe [Blu-ray]
The Lost Boys [Blu-ray] (1987)

NEWER OLDER MOVIES AND INEXPLICABLE RERELEASES

Dark City (Director's Cut) (Australia/USA, 1998) Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland - new cut!
Dark City (Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]

Towards Darkness (Hacia la Oscuridad - 2007) Roberto Urbina, America Ferrera - more info and trailer at Peace Arch (peacearch.com) Hmmm...but it also came out last week....I guess that one was full screen and THIS one is widescreen? Maybe?
Towards Darkness And...I have no clue what might be different about THIS version

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) Rerelease (right?) - full screen
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ws) widescreen
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Std) another full screen version?

The Inglorious Bastards (Qual Meladetto Treno Blindato - Italy, 1978) Bo Svenson, Fred Williamson - someday Tarantino will remake it (ha) - "...fully restored from original vault elements for the first time ever in America!" Includes a conversation with Quentin Tarantino and Enzo Castellari - more info at Severin (severin-films.com)
The Inglorious Bastards (3-Disc Explosive Edition) More bonuses and a soundtrack CD with the previously unreleased score! Severin

KIM'S MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Privilege (UK, 1967) Manfred Mann's Paul Jones plays a pop star who finds himself being used by the government - a favourite of Kim's brother, which means I've actually seen this one; it's pretty good! I'll bet it'll be even better now that it's finally out on DVD! If that weren't enough bonus (real) documentary of Paul Anka is included! (Lonely Boy - Canada, 1962)

20TH CENTURY FOX BOX OF THE WEEK
Tyrone Power Matinee Idol Collection (Cafe Metropole/Girls Dormitory/Johnny Apollo/Daytime Wife/Luck of the Irish/Ill Never Forget You/That Wonderful Urge/Love Is News/This Above All/Second Honeymoon) (1936-1951)

EXPENSIVE VERSIONS OF MOVIES YOU ALREADY OWN
Blu-ray Sci-Fi Bundle, Vol. 2 (Stargate Continuum / Sunshine / Aliens vs. Predator) - (Amazon.com Exclusive) [Blu-ray]
Beowulf [Blu-ray] (2007) "unrated director's cut"
The Sum of All Fears [Blu-ray] (USA/Germany, 2002)
Clear and Present Danger [Blu-ray] (1994)
Patriot Games [Blu-ray] (1992)
The Hunt for Red October [Blu-ray] (1990)
Top Gun [Blu-ray] (1986)

The Big White [Blu-ray] (Germany/Canada/New Zealand/USA, 2005) Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Woddy Harrelson
Beer League/The Big White [Blu-ray] Above, with (2006)
Mortuary [Blu-ray] (2005) Dan Byrd, Denise Crosby
Salvage [Blu-ray] (2006)
Salvage/Mortuary [Blu-ray]
The Last Sentinel/Final Days of Planet Earth [Blu-Ray] [Blu-ray] (2007) (miniseries, 2006)

Wolves [Blu-ray] Former IMAX film
Bears [Blu-ray] Also former IMAX film - More info on these two at Magic Play (magicplay-ent.com)
Wolves (IMAX) Same as above, but a DVD
Bears (IMAX) Ditto
Stargaze HD: Universal Beauty [Blu-ray] Hubble images set to ambient music - NOW how much would you expect to pay?

SONY GENEROUSLY PROVIDES (COUGHBULLSHITCOUGH) "DIGITAL COPY" RERELEASES
(This means they're enabling some lame copy-protect scheme on these DVDs which may make it impossible to play. Don't take it lying down! Don't buy 'em!)
Wind Chill (+ Digital Copy)
Bobby Z
Bobby Z (+ Digital Copy)
Hostel Part II (+ Digital Copy)
The Messengers (+ Digital Copy)
Rise: Blood Hunter (Unrated + Digital Copy)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Widescreen Unrated + Digital Copy)
Labyrinth
Labyrinth (+ Digital Copy)
The Dark Crystal
The Dark Crystal (+ Digital Copy)
Blood and Chocolate (+ Digital Copy)

Even the ones that don't have it listed appear to be exactly the same "+ Digital Copy" releases...so, in other words, I have no idea why so many of these are listed twice.

SHAW BROTHERS WIN AGAIN
Challenge of The Masters (Shaw Brothers) (Huang Fei-hong Yu Liu a Cai - Japan, 1976)

MORE FURN FILMS
A Man There Was (1917) / Ingeborg Holm (1913) (Terje Vigen - Sweden, 1917) (Sweden, 1913) Two from Victor Sjstrm - More info at Kino (kino.com)
The Outlaw and His Wife (1918) / Victor Sjstrm (1981) (Sweden, 1918) (Victor Sjstrm: Ett Potrtt - Sweden, 1981) - Kino

Madame O (Zoku Akutokui: Joi-hen - Japan, 1967)
Tai Chi Master (Tai Ji: Zhang San Feng - Hong Kong, 1993) Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh
The Erotic Grotesque Collection More stuff only Japanese people should have to endure - Angel Guts Red Classroom (Tenshi no Harawata: akai Kyshitsu - Japan, 1979) , Malice@Doll (Japan, 2000) , and Love - Zero = Infinity (Iyarashii Hitozuma: Nureru - Japan, 1994)
Young Japan 3 Third of five includes Blue Spring (Aoi Haru - Japan, 2001) and Part 3 of "Salaryman Kintaro"
Puzzle (Dodoiyuheiu Peurojekteu, Peojeul - South Korea, 2006)
Hair Extensions (EXTE): Special Edition (Ekusute - Japan, 2007) WHEN WEAVES ATTACK
Man, Woman, and the Wall (Japan, 2007) More info and scandalous photos at TLA (tlareleasing.com)

xtasis (Spain, 1996) Javier Bardem
Barrio (Spain, 1998)

The Tiger Blade [Blu-ray] (Seua Khaap Daap - Thailand, 2005) - Navarre (DVD release was back in May)
Vengeance (Phairii Pinaat Paa Mawrana - Thailand, 2006) Released last month by Tai Seng (and now showing "discontinued"; this one's from Navarre (navarre.com)
Vengeance [Blu-ray]

The Legend of Hero All I can find is a 10 disc Chinese TV series - but this is 1 or 2 discs tops. No idea
The Contact (Cheob-sok - South Korea, 1997)
Temptation of Eve One episode from Korean anthology series of the same name? Maybe?

DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WEEK
Robert Drew Collection - JFK Revealed (Primary / Crisis / Faces of November) (1960) (1963) (1964, not in IMDb) More info on this trio of JFK-themed docs at New Video Group (newvideo.com)
The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War (1984) Studs Terkel narrates - Kino
Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005) How beads made in China get to New Orleans where you can throw them at chicks lifting their tops - more info at Carnivalesque Films (carnivalesquefilms.com)
Future by Design (2006) Examining Jacque Fresco - "2 disc collector's edition" - more info at Microcinema (microcinemadvd.com)
Future By Design Same thing, or just 1 disc?
Bra Boys (Australia, 2007) Mean gang of surfing...Australians? More info and clips at Berkela (berkela.com)
Surfwise: The Amazing True Odyssey of the Poskowitz Family (2007) Profiling Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz - more info and trailer at Magnolia (magpictures.com) or www.surfwisefilm.com
Mississippi Son (2007) Mississippi after Katrina
The Cool School (WS) (2008) "How LA Learned to Love Modern Art"
Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed (HBO, 2008)
Cocaine Cowboys 2 - Hustlin' With The Godmother (2008) More info at Magnolia (magpictures.com)
Young & Restless in China (2008) Following four "Chinese Gen X'ers" - More info at Zeitgeist (zeitgeistfilms.com)

"DOCUMENTARIES" OF THE WEEK
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism - Fox Attacks Special Edition (2004)
Recount Democracy (2004) Yet Another "Florida screwed Gore" "documentary" - not in IMDb, more info at Pathfinder (pathfinderpictures.com)
The Real McCain No listing yet from the wildly entertaining Disinformation (disinfo.com) to tell us just how REAL they get...

MYSTERY COLLECTION OF THE WEEK
Halloween Gift Set DVD No details (8/1)

COLLECTIONS OF SLIGHTLY LESS MYSTERY (BUT POSSIBLY NO MORE VALUE) OF THE WEEK
Classic British Thrillers (The Phantom Light / Red Ensign / The Upturned Glass) (UK, 1935) (UK, 1934) (UK, 1947) More info at MPI (mpihomevideo.com)
Advantage: Monsters Gone Wild Really, "The Advantage Collection" which I believe means "whatever ten films we could slap together into a cheapo box set" - list at
Advantage: Ultimate Vampire Collection - list of 10 at Navarre
Advantage: Lethal Ladies - list of 10 at Navarre
Advantage: Gangsters & Hoodlums - list of 10 at Navarre

TOTALLY GAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK
The Houseboy (2007) More info and titillating slides at TLA (tlareleasing.com)

AND THE REST OF THE MOVIES
Dick Tracy's G-Men (2pc) (Full B&W Dol) (serial, 1939) More info at VCI (vcientertainment.com)
Forbidden Zone (1980) If "starring Herv Villechaize" isn't enough for you, "with Danny Elfman as Satan" should SURELY mean "enough said."
Fire and Ice (1983) Animated
Permanent Midnight (1998) Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Owen Wilson, Elizabeth Hurley

Boxboarders! (2006)
Special Needs (2006) Troma believes in offloading their bandwidth to Youtube, so here's the trailer (youtube.com)
Cyxork 7 (2006) Trailer at Youtube (youtube.com)
The Fallen (USA/Germany/Italy, 2004)

Adventures of Johnny Tao (2007) A little more info at MTI (mtivideo.com)
Adventures of Johnny Tao Same thing?
Alice Upside Down (France/USA, 2007) Alyson Stoner, Lucas Grabeel, Luke Perry, Penny Marshall - what
Antisocial Behaviour (UK, 2007) More info at Image
Lucky Man (short, direct to video, 2007) Frank Vincent, Vincent Pastore, John Ales
Marigold (USA/India/UK, 2007) Salman Khan, Ali Larter
Side Sho (direct to DVD, 2007)

The Audience Strikes Back (direct to DVD, 2008) Eight members of a "Revenge of the Sith" audience have a conversation
Disfigured (2008) Fat chick meets recovering anorexic - WITH DRAMATIC RESULTS - I'm always wary of sites that have "Check out the BLOG!" in giant letters but more info at www.disfiguredmovie.com
Dimples (2008) - www.dimplesthemovie.com
Superbadazz (direct to DVD, 2008) Not in IMDb, but more info and another "can't miss" trailer from Maverick (maverickentertainment.cc)

ARTY ZINE-Y COLLECTIONS OF THE WEEK
Wholphin, No. 5: A DVD Magazine of Unseen Things Quarterly compilation of short films - lineup at their site (wholphindvd.com)
Wholphin: Issue 6 - list at Wholphin



TV OF THE WEEK

Avatar The Last Airbender - Book 3 Fire, Vol. 4 (Nickelodeon, 2008) Closing the third book with the recently aired final six chapters (episodes 56-61)

The Hills - The Complete Third Season (MTV, 2007-8)

Human Body: Pushing the Limits (Discovery - UK/USA, 2008)
Human Body: Pushing the Limits [Blu-ray]

Baldwin Hills - The Complete First Season (BET, 2007)

Masters of Horror: Season Two Box Set (Showtime, 2006-7) 13 discs IN A SKULL - how cool is that? (Apparently, not too cool if you're an Amazon reviewer!) More info at Anchor Bay (anchorbayentertainment.com) - pushed back from a week ago

Bobby G- Adventure Capitalist (MOJO)

The Princes of Malibu: The Complete Series (FOX, 2005) Cancelled after two episodes - there are six in this set - proving once again that EVERYTHING eventually comes out on DVD

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit - The Seventh Year (NBC, 2005-6) Did you buy Seasons 1-5 for $20 each at Best Buy? I did! But I DIDN'T pay $40 to get the entire run of Carnivale, so what's wrong with me

Girlfriends - The Fourth Season (UPN, 2002-3)

Witchblade - The Complete Series (TNT, 2000-2)

Freakazoid: The Complete First Season (Kids' WB, 1995-6) More Spielberg cartoonery
Tiny Toon Adventures: Season 1, Vol. 1 (FOX Kids, 1990) 35? episodes

Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Fifth Season (FOX, 1994-5)

Centennial: The Complete Series (NBC, 1978-9) I had a roommate in college who was a little TOO into this show when TNT was rerunning it Sunday mornings (often while I was trying to watch "WWF Wrestling Challenge") - this has been your CRZ nostalgia moment of the week

Dark Shadows: The Beginning, Vol. 5 (ABC, 1967) Episodes 144-178 - more info at MPI (mpihomevideo.com)

Space Angel Collection 1 (Full Col Dol) (syndicated, 1962-4) Nine episodes of the Synchro-vox'd, Alex Toth-directed series - link not quite working at VCI (vcientertainment.com)

Parking Wars - Best of Season 1 (A&E)
A History of Britain - The Complete Collection (2008 Repackage) (A&E/History Channel, 2000-1)
Tales of the Gun (History Channel) 10 discs!

Health Matters: What You Need to Know About Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, and Obesity SPOILER ALERT: They're BAD (4 discs)

TV THAT MAY NOT HAVE EVER AIRED ON TV
My Brother's Keeper: An Edgy, New Indie Drama Series Rescheduled a few times - www.mybrotherskeeper.tv (8/1)
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER | SEASON 2 | Secrets, Lies & Boundaries | VOLUME I (8/1)

TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
100 Million BC (SciFi, 2008) Michael Gross, Christopher Atkins, Greg Evigan - between that and "SciFi channel" I should have told you all you need to know to avoid, avoid, avoid - unless you're into watching every crappy SciFi movie you can get your hands on. ANYWAY. More info and trailer at (how appropriate) The Asylum (theasylum.cc)
Maiden Voyage: Ocean Hijack (made for TV, 2004) Casper Van Diem - in calling it the "worst film ever?" the IMDb review writes: "Worse still, you can't even fast forward to the sex scenes, because there aren't any. An appallingly dreadful film." Rescheduled from 5/20
Profoundly Normal (CBS, Canada, 2003) Kirstie Alley, Delroy Lindo
A Woman of Independent Means (NBC, 1995) Sally Field
Wet Gold (ABC, 1984) Brooke Shields, Burgess Meredith search for treasure - more info at Image (image-entertainment.com)
The Strauss Family (TV Miniseries) (ITV, UK/USA, 1972)

BRITISH TV OF THE WEEK
Robin of Sherwood: The Complete Collection (ITV, 1984-6)
Robin Hood - Season 2 (BBC, 2007) Believe it or not....totally different from previous listing
British TV Victorian Collection 4 discs - Tower.com sez: '"The Cater Street Hangman" (an Inspector Pitt Mystery), "Four Feathers" (Adapted from an A.E.W. Mason novel), "Lady Audley's Secret" (Adapted from a Mary Elizabeth Braddon novel) and "Poldark" (Based on the Winston Graham novel)' (They ALSO say it's not out until 9/2, so who knows what to believe?) (8/2?)
The Anton Chekhov Collection Eleven teleplays feature name of almost every British actor/actress you can think of on the box (8/2)
Hotel Babylon - Series 1 [Blu-ray] (BBC, 2006)

KOREAN TV OF THE WEEK
Delicious Proposal (맛있는 청혼 - MBC, 2001) More info in Korean at MBC (imbc.com)
Be Strong Geum Soon Vol. 2 (굳세어라 금순아 - MBC, 2005) More info in Korean at MBC (imbc.com)
Perhaps Love [Blu-ray] (사랑한다면 이들처럼 - SBS, 2007) 4 episodes - SBS (tv.sbs.co.kr)



KIDZ RELEAZEZ OF THE WEEK

Princes And Princesses (Princes et Princesses - France, 2000) Animated - written/directed by Michel Ocelot - really, for the whole family - more info at Kino (kino.com)
Kirikou And The Wild Beast (Kirikou et les Btes Sauvages - France, 2005) Also animated - also directed by Ocelot Kino

All About Fall (Nickelodeon) Collection of several series' episodes
Go Diego Go! - The Great Dinosaur Rescue
64 Zoo Lane "As seen on Noggin"

The Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School (Disney, 2007) Four episodes
Phineas and Ferb: The Fast and the Phineas (Disney, 2007) No idea...don't care

The Wiggles: You Make Me Feel Like Dancing "featuring special guest Leo Sayers!"

Animals Guessin that it's this one (brainybaby.com)
Praise Baby Collection: Sleepytime Lullabies Awww, what a cute lion
Ki-Kids: Police and Cocineros
Big Boats and Busy Harbors More info and (very ambient) trailer at Little Hardhats (littlehardhats.com)
Corduroy...and More Stories About Caring (Scholastic Storybook Treasures) More info and list of stories at New Video Group (newvideo.com)



ANIME OF THE WEEK

Pokemon: Battle Frontier Vol. 1 Box Set The "first half of the final season of the Pokemon Advanced Generation series!" Which means: "years after I stopped watching!"
Ranma - Season 7
Inu Yasha Season 5
Inuyasha Season 5 Deluxe Edition Box Set "This limited deluxe edition includes a Sesshomaru wall scroll!"
Naruto Vol. 26
Naruto The Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
Nana 2 (Japan, 2006) Not anime - live action adaptation
Shuffle, Vol. 5
xxxHOLiC: Fourth Collection
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad - The Complete Series
ICE
Samurai Gun, Vol. 2: Complete Collection
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Complete Collection
A Double Scoop of Vanilla 2 Pack: Hometown Hotties - Girl Next Door & I Love You This is, like, the smuttier anime
Mistreated Bride Vol 4
Maria Watches Over Us - Season 1



MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Party at the Palace: Queen's Golden Jubilee / Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Queen, Rod Stewart, Annie Lennox, Tom Jones, Opus Arte Should have been listed in "Classical" since it's a Kultur release but I can't bring myself to include in "Classical" any release that includes in the tracklisting something like "Sir Cliff Richard With S Club 7, Brian May - Move It"
Hip Hop Anniversary Europe Tour Sugar Hill Gang
924 Gilman St. Documentary about the famous Berkeley nonprofit venue, with a heavy emphasis on punk - more info at Scarred Films (scarredfilms.com) - may actually be out 8/12 under a different B001934SQY
On Tour with Neubauten.org Documentary follows Einstrzende Neubauten on 2004 tour
Punk and Disorderly, Vol. 1 Various Artists 2 discs
Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour Kylie Minogue (import)
Fiesta Island Party Girls, Vol. 2
Hustle Hard
Tribute to Peter Tosh
Civil Disturbance Live the DVD (8/1)
Bang Your Head!!! 2007
From Beginning To End Engine Down - more info at their site (enginedown.com)
Gatas Sandungueras Vol. 11 Reggaeton Perreo Girls Music, smut, take your pick (8/4)
Cheyenne Saloon The Osmond Brothers (none of the ones you know)
Hopeville (WS) "The Original Gospel Sensation"
Ghostride the Whip (direct to DVD, 2008) "The Hyphy Movement" - more info and trailer at Image (image-entertainment.com)



CLASSICAL/OPERA/BALLET/ARTSY-FARTSY/&c. OF THE WEEK

Bob Mintzer Big Band Live
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestr
Dido & Aeneas: A Choreographic Opera
History of the Organ, Vol. 1: Latin Origins
The Dvorak Cycle, Vol. 4
La Fille Mal Gardee
Swan Lake [Blu-ray]
Cecila Baroli/Bryn Terfel: At Glyndebourne [Blu-ray]
Mefistofele (2pc) (Dub Sub Dol)
Die Lustige Witwe (Ws Sub Dol Dts)
Pulcinella (Ws Dol)
Martha Argerich, Evening Talks (Martha Argerich, Conversation Nocturne - France/Germay/Switzerland, 2003)
A Crime Against Art Art on trial - poor Art - more info at JRP|Ringier (jrp-ringier.com) (8/1)

Puccini - Turandot / Ghena Dimitrova, Arena di Verona
Gustav Holst - The Planets / BBC Symphony Orchestra
Prima Donna: Leading Ladies of Opera / Behrens, Ewing, Fleming, Upshaw
Cecilia and Bryn at Glyndebourne - Arias and Duets / Opus Arte, Bryn Terfel, Cecilia Bartoli
Rachmaninov - The Miserly Knight / Vladimir Jurowski , Sergei Leiferkus, London Philharmonic Orchestra , Opus Arte
Wagner - Tristan und Isolde / Opus Arte, Deborah Polaski, John Treleaven, Bertrand de Billy, Gran Teatre de Liceu
Hildegard Von Bingen In Portrait: Ordo Virtutum / Patricia Routledge
Romeo & Juliet / Galina Ulanova, Leonid Lavrovsky, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Khachaturian - Spartacus / Yuri Grigorovich, Natalia Bessmertnova, Vladimir Vasiliev, Orchestra of the Bolshoi
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake / Maya Plisetskaya, Bolshoi Theatre
Stars of the Russian Ballet / Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya, Vakhtang Chabukiani, Boris Asafiev
Benjamin Britten - The Turn of the Screw / Eilene Hannan, Margaret Haggart, Anson Austin, Wendy Dixon, The West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Kiri Te Kanawa: Opera in the Outback / Puccini, Lloyd Webber, Rodgers, Adnyamathanha Womens Choir, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Finland: A Musical Tour of Helsinki and the Finnish landscape Pairing music with images - yep - zzzzzzzzzz
England: A Musical Tour of Blenheim Palace, Leeds Castle and Castle Howard
Austria: A Musical Tour of the Country's Past and Present
Germany: A Musical Tour of Bach's Homeland
Uzbekistan: A Musical Tour of the Country's Past and Present Wow, getting deep now
La Traviata
An Evening of Chamber Music
Der Vogelhandler (Bird Seller) (Sub Dol)

HOW'S YOUR CELLO INSTRUCTION COMING ALONG?
William Pleeth Masterclass - A Life In Music, Vol. 7: Beethoven - Sonata in A
William Pleeth Masterclass - A Life In Music, Vol. 8: Dvorak - Concerto in B Minor



RELEASES FROM ALPHA VIDEO ( www.oldies.com) WHICH MAY JUST DISAPPEAR BY TUESDAY ANYWAY:
The Adventures of Robin Hood, Vol. 16
Border Menace/Circle of Death
Gladiator Double Feature: Clossus and the Headhunters/Vengeance of Ursus
Escape from Sobibor
The Judge
Love in High Gear
A Boy, A Girl and a Dog
Detour to Danger
Yellowstone
Mr. Reckless
The Girl from Monterey
Hitler's SS: Portrait of Evil
Trigger Trio/The Three Mesquiteers
Great God Gold
Crossroads, Vol.3: The Clean Up/Dig or Die/Other Obrien/The Judge
Grindhouse Double Feature: The Black Gestapo/The Black Six
Roy Rogers Show, Vol. 7: Ridin the Lone Trail/El Diablo Rides
Between Men
Dangerous Appointment
Baseball: New York Baseball Collection (Bronx Baseball Legends Vol 1 & 2/Dem Bums: History of the Brooklyn Dodgers/Baseball Dynasty: The History of The New York Yankees/The Jackie Robinson Story)
Rex Bell Double Feature: Saddle Aces/Men of the Plains
John Wayne: Classic Westerns Collection Vol 1
World Flight Vols 1 & 2 (Spy Power: Fighter 2000/Bosnian Air War/Air Force Special Operations/Choppers Over Europe)



RELEASES FROM NAVARRE (navarre.com) WHICH WERE ALL PUSHED BACK FROM 6/17 (so go read the hilarious jokes I made about them at that report (The W), if you're so inclined.)
To learn more about any of these, go to navarre.com and use their search box 'cause I don't have TIME for this mess
15 Things You're Not Supposed to See
Backyard Babes 3: Platinum Edition: 100% Buck Wild
Baclyard Babes: V 1 & 2 (Side by Side) Super Bonus Pack
Felony Fights Sick & Twisted
Felony Fights: V.2 Return of the Games
Felony Fights: V.3 The Third Strike
Bareknuckle Beatdowns
World's Wildest Bar Fights
World's Wildest Chick Fights
Ghetto Brawls: Queen of the Hood
Gang Life: X-Posed
Brawlin' Broads
Street Anarchy
Street Anarchy: V2: Knuckle Up
World's Wildest Bachelor Parties
World's Wildest College Parties 1
World's Wildest College Parties 2
The Real O.C. Orange County Uncensored
The Real Spring Break Uncensored
Shameless: Would You Do Anything for Money?
Shameless: 2 More Money, More Problems
Crazy White Boys
Hooters: Best of Hooters
Hooters: How Sweet It is
CZW: Aerial Assault
CZW: Scarred
CZW: Violent Outbreak
CZW: Xtreme Action
John Cena: Road to Glory
What Were They Thinking?
What Were They Thinking 2?
Terror Rising: Know Your Enemy
Terror Rising: Double Threat 2 Pack - Vols. 2 & 3
Meet the Creeps: Outrageous Hidden Camera Comedy



EN ESPAOL OF THE WEEK

Elsa y Fred (Argentina/Spain, 2005)
Tierra De Pasiones (Telemundo)
Comedia-3 Peliculas Clasicas Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres; La Rebelion de las Hijas; Un Nuevo Modo de Amar - more info at Navarre (navarre.com)
Joaquin Pardave-3 Peliculas Clasicas Pompeyo el Conquistador, Del Can Can al Mambo, La Nia de Mis Ojos - Navarre
Ninon Sevilla-3 Peliculas Clasicas Aventura en Rio, Revancha, Llevama en tus Brazos - Navarre
Tito Guizar - 3 Peliculas Clasicas Music y Dinero, De Ranchero a Empresario, Sindicate de Telemirones - Navarre
Rock Pegaditos en Video
LOVG: Grandes Exitos La Oreja de Van Gogh
Grandes Hits en Video Alegres de la Sierra
Wudong Series 1
Wudong Serie 2 That's gotta be "series," right? (Or is the first one wrong becuase it's not in Spanish?)
Wudong Serie 3
Wudong Serie 4
Wudong Serie 5



NO PORTUGUS OF THE WEEK

Anarquistas Gracas a Deus (miniseries, TV Globo, 1984) (I'm PRETTY sure that's what this is.)



SPORTS!

WWE: Vengeance 2008 Has since been corrected to "Night of Champions 2008" - although WWEShop (wweshop.com) says it isn't out until 8/5 (Amazon's price is better for now)
XPW - Season 3 3 more discs of "I wonder what they think a season is" by the worst fed on the planet - Big Vision (bigvisionentertainment.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 83: Serra vs St-Pierre 2 4/19/08, Montreal - 83.ufc.com
Archy Built for Speed Matt Archbold (is a surfer) - www.archythemovie.com
A New Dawn - Poor Boyz Skiing DVD (8/1)
Champion Acrobats of China: Steel Silk

DEFEND YOURSELF:
Jim Wagner's Reality-Personal Protection "Terrorism Survival"

BETTER TENNIS BY...WATCHING DVDs
Nick Bollettieri's Game Development Series: Building Points and Tactics DVD
Nick Bollettieri's Game Development Series: Competitive Club Doubles DVD
Nick Bollettieri's Game Development Series: Practice Drills With a Purpose DVD
Nick Bollettieri's Game Development Series: Shot Selection and Court Positioning DVD
Nick Bollettieri's Game Development Series: 4xDVD Collection

Nick Bollettieri's Stroke Instruction Series: Bollistic Backhand DVD
Nick Bollettieri's Stroke Instruction Series: Killer Forehand DVD
Nick Bollettieri's Stroke Instruction Series: Right Back Atcha Returns DVD
Nick Bollettieri's Stroke Instruction Series: Deadly Drop Shots and Lobs DVD
Nick Bollettieri's Stroke Instruction Series: Sonic Serve DVD
Nick Bollettieri's Stroke Instruction Series: Tenacious Net Play DVD
Nick Bollettieri's Stroke Instruction Series: 6xDVD Collection

The Nick Bollettieri DVD Collection: Complete 10xDVD set collects the Stroke Instruction Series and the Game Development Series MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM OF THE WEEK



SWEAT OF THE WEEK

Lisa G.: Lisa G's Skinny Jeans Workout
Shakra's Industrial Strength Dance Workout - Tribal Bellydance, World Fusion Well that can't be her REAL name
Seven Veils - Romantic Bellydance Sarah Skinner



SMUT OF THE WEEK

Nylon Vamps
American Nudes, Vol. 2 Stand up and salute - from Cult Epics (cultepics.com)
Pantyhose Pixes
Teach Me, Please and Playing With The Plumber!
Tantalus Theare

SOFTCORE FROM A GENTLER TIME
Daddy Darling (Denmark/USA, 1970)
Virgin Witch (UK, 1972)
Lips of Blood (Lvres de Sang - France, 1975)

AND OF COURSE
She Got a Stupid Booty She been rescheduled



COMEDY OF THE WEEK

Creation Chronicles on Stage Ted Swartz and Lee Eshleman - Nothing like standup comedy based on the Old Testament... (8/1)
Fish Eyes on Stage ...unless it's standup comedy based on the NEW Testament! (8/1)



ET CETERA

HELP ME HELP YOU
The Law of Attraction In Action, Episode V (8/1)

BOOKS ON DVD
The Scarlet Letter by DVD Bookshelf

TRAVELLING WITHOUT MOVING
Discover Alaska

WAR (WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR)
A Newsreel History of the Third Reich, Vol. 14
Air Combat Today

FAT GUY ON THE RADIO OF THE WEEK
Bubba Raw Vol. 1 Bubba the Love Sponge

IT'S DAMNED VOODOO, I TELL YA
How to Contact Spirits Vol. 2 Learn to use a Spirit/Ouija Board & Hold a Seance - Reiki The REAL question is, can you watch this one without having watched Vol. 1 first? No answers at Body & Mind (healingreiki.com) (8/1)
Reiki Psychic Attunement Vol. 2 New Attunements to Expand Psychic Abilities Look at the cover - this dude KNOWS what you're thinking - more info at Body & Mind (healingreiki.com) (8/1)

And finally...

THE GAMERS TO PLAYERS GUITAR DVD DOCUMENTARY Plus 40 Bonus Lessons A (get this) educational video for Guitar Hero players to teach them real guitar'ing - sure (8/4)

Whew, it's over. FOR NOW. Come back Monday when we'll find out what's added, subtracted, divided and multiplied. We'll also look at the top sellers!

The favour of a reply is requested!

If you prefer email, hit me at CRZ.DVD@gmail.com.

BYE

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The Dark City Director's Cut sounds kind of worrisome from the reviews on Amazon.com. The original movie is one of the most underrated movies of the last decade or so. But the reviews make it sound like some of the awesome noir feeling of the movie is being deemphasized at the expense of the more sci-fi elements. Its never good when people are referencing the Donnie Darko director's cut (and I don't think I have ever met anyone who preferred that cut of the movie).

That said, the new version at least carries over the commentary track by Roger Ebert that was on the original disc (I assume its the one from the original, since Roger is no longer able to speak due to cancer). The commentary Ebert provides is amazing, like going to film school as he deconstructs the movie, pointing out the multiple symbols found in single shots. I would say his commentary alone makes the dvd worth a purchase if you don't have the original dvd version of this movie.



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I could've sworn they aired more than two episodes of "Princes of Malibu"....I saw one (or both) episodes when they were on and, despite my hatred of these kinds of "reality" shows, I thought it was pretty funny (if not obviously scripted). I think I may have even posted about it on this very site....but I'm too lazy to go back and check.
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It saddens me to see you reduce FREAKAZOID! to with the reference to Spielberg.

Such a great show. Cancelled before its time.



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    Originally posted by CRZ
    RUNNER-UP OF THE WEEK
    Yu-Gi-Oh! The Complete Third Season I think this means it's time for me to find a cheap used copy of Season 2 (and start watching my copy of Season 1?)

I didn't care for the first arc in this season, but it does fill in some of Seto and Mokuba Kaiba's history. The second arc puts the story back on track, but I won't spoil anything for you. I will only say that the first season remains my favorite and at more than one point I found myself *enduring* episodes so that I could say I had seen the whole thing, but the end was worth it.

    Originally posted by CRZ
    Tai Chi Master (Tai Ji: Zhang San Feng - Hong Kong, 1993) Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh

This is an excellent movie that I used to watch late nights on either USA or TNT, but it was called "Twin Warriors" at the time. It alternates between funny and dramatic. I can't tell if this is remastered or just another release, but if you don't have it and you enjoy either Jet Li or the wire-based fighting seen in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", this is probably a good fit for you.


This series had a well-planned, well-executed story. The magic ("bending") was very imaginative and unlike a lot of magic it stayed within its rules even when they surprised me with what it could do. You don't often see animation of this quality from an American studio.



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If a straight-to-video sequel is what it took to get the original on Blu-ray, that's good enough for me.

(But I'm still not buying the sequel).
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    Originally posted by odessasteps

    It saddens me to see you reduce FREAKAZOID! to with the reference to Spielberg.

    Such a great show. Cancelled before its time.


Great to see it hit DVD. It aired way before its time, though. Had it debuted in this decade, there's a chance it either could have been posthumously saved or it could have found a different home on cable.

I didn't even realize Tiny Toon Adventures hadn't hit DVD yet. Awesome news! Between this, Freakazoid, Animaniacs, and Pinky and the Brain, that just leaves...TAZ-MANIA~!




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    Originally posted by It's False
      Originally posted by odessasteps

      It saddens me to see you reduce FREAKAZOID! to with the reference to Spielberg.

      Such a great show. Cancelled before its time.


    Great to see it hit DVD. It aired way before its time, though. Had it debuted in this decade, there's a chance it either could have been posthumously saved or it could have found a different home on cable.

    I didn't even realize Tiny Toon Adventures hadn't hit DVD yet. Awesome news! Between this, Freakazoid, Animaniacs, and Pinky and the Brain, that just leaves...TAZ-MANIA~!

After Freakazoid, Spielberg's production company teamed up with Warner Bros. to create Histeria!, an infotainment cartoon. I never got into it, but the wikipedia article says it had its fans. At the same time they ran the one season of the abominable Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain. So that's it for the good cartoons, at least.
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NEWLY ADDED FOR 7/29:
John Wayne (The W at Amazon)
John Wayne 2
John Wayne 3
John Wayne 4
4 TV Action Shows
4 Mystery TV Shows
4 Great Movies Thrillers
4 Great Western Movies (Green)
Western Movies (Brown)

They're all $3.98 and they all have NO company or content information. (Which may mean you could already get them at WalMart for 99 each, but undoubtedly means it's "public domain" stuff of dubious quality)

RESCHEDULED FOR 8/5:
Fiesta Island Party Girls, Vol. 2

RESCHEDULED FOR 8/26:
Hustle Hard
The Real McCain

NOW SHOWING UNAVAILABLE:
Future by Design
Nick Bollettieri's Stroke Instruction Series: Killer Forehand DVD
Grindhouse Double Feature: The Black Gestapo/The Black Six

The top 24 preorders amongst Tuesday's releases (and their positions roughly one week ago), according to Amazon:

1 1 Stargate - Continuum
2 2 Centennial: The Complete Series
3 3 Stargate - Continuum [Blu-ray]
5 4 Shine a Light
7 5 Dark City (Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]
4 6 Witchblade - The Complete Series
6 7 Avatar The Last Airbender - Book 3 Fire, Vol. 4
11 8 The Hunt for Red October [Blu-ray]
22 9 Top Gun [Blu-ray]
8 10 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit - The Seventh Year
9 11 Robin Hood - Season 2
10 12 Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Fifth Season
12 13 The Hills - The Complete Third Season
16 14 Shine a Light [Blu-ray]
13 15 The Wiggles: You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
20 16 Doomsday [Blu-ray]
18 17 Dark City (Director's Cut)
19 18 Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (Unrated Two-Disc Special Edition)
-- 19 The Lost Boys [Blu-ray]
15 20 Freakazoid: The Complete First Season
-- 21 Clear and Present Danger [Blu-ray]
23 22 Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay [Blu-ray]
17 23 Lost Boys: The Tribe
-- 24 Patriot Games [Blu-ray]

Dropping out were the Tyrone Power Matinee Idol Collection, Naruto The Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel and the unrated DVD version of Doomsday.

Let's take a sampling of NEXT week's preorders:

1 Foyle's War: Set 5
2 Get Smart - Season 1
3 Nim's Island (Widescreen Edition)
4 Disney Little Einsteins - Flight of the Instrument Fairies
5 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
6 The Counterfeiters
7 Life in Cold Blood
8 Doctor Who - Black Orchid (Episode 121)
9 Ben 10 - Season 4
10 Doctor Who - The Time Meddler (Episode 17)
11 Wild China [Blu-ray]
12 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
13 Doctor Who - The Five Doctors (25th Anniversary Edition)
14 Nim's Island (Full Screen Edition)
15 Wire in the Blood: Prayer of the Bone
16 Star Trek The Original Series - The Complete Second Season (Remastered)
17 P.D. James: Devices and Desires
18 Starship Troopers 1-3 [Blu-ray]
19 Charlie and Lola, Vol. 8: I Am Collecting a Collection
20 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 3 (2002)
21 Lonesome Dove [Blu-ray]
22 Soundstage Presents: Heart Live
23 Family Ties - The Fourth Season
24 Lonesome Dove

And here are more (possible) #1s in our future...

8/12: The Wire - The Complete Fifth Season
8/19: Dexter - The Complete Second Season
8/26: Heroes: Season 2
9/2: The Office: Season Four
9/9: Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Fourth Season
* 9/16: Avatar - The Last Airbender: The Complete Book 3 Collection
9/23: The Godfather Collection - Four-Disc Coppola Restoration (The Godfather / The Godfather Part II / The Godfather Part III) [Blu-ray]
9/30: Numb3rs: The Complete Fourth Season
10/7: The Simpsons - The Complete Eleventh Season

See you next time!




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