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Hello there! The DVD tally for 8/16 stands at 130, 35 Blu-rays and 11 "digital releases" rounding us out to 176.

LET'S GO

PICK OF THE WEEK

Damn!: Is the Price of Fame Too Damn High? (The W at Amazon) (Damn! - 2011) Documentary captures the rise and fall of Jimmy McMillan and his Rent Is 2 Damn High party - who are you to resist it?





TV OF THE WEEK

The top selling item as I type this up IS...
Dexter: The Fifth Season (Showtime, 2010)
Dexter: The Fifth Season [Blu-ray]
Dexter: Seasons One-Five
Dexter: Seasons One-Five [Blu-ray] MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM OF THE WEEK

NERD TAKEOVER

Batman: Brave & The Bold - Season Two Part One (Cartoon Network, 2010) First half (12 episodes)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Season 9 What I have just learned about myself is that I don't care enough to figure out just which season of which show represents Lionsgates' idea of "Season 9" here - no, wait, I guess I DO - or I'm very sick. (CBS, 1995)

Paranormal State: Season 5 (A&E, 2010)

Spin City: Season Five (ABC, 2000-1) Michael J. Fox is out, Charlie Sheen is in - more info at Shout! Factory (shoutfactorystore.com)

Must Love Cats (Animal Planet, 2011) More like "Must Love Hearing That Dude Sing EVERY EPISODE"

BRITISH TV OF THE WEEK
Outcasts: Season One (BBC, 2011)
Outcasts: Season One [Blu-ray] Believe it or not, as I type this the Blu-ray is three bucks CHEAPER than the DVD version

Monster Bug Wars (Science, ?)

September 11th: Memorial Edition Collection of four 9/11 documentaries including "102 Minutes That Changed America" - 2 DVDs

America the Story of Us: Westward (History)
America the Story of Us: Civil War (History)
America the Story of Us: Rebels (History)

Shark Gordon: The Ultimate Shark Collection 3 DVDs - "as seen on Animal Planet"

Voltron: The Legend Begins (syndicated, 1984) Episodes 1-7 of "Voltron: Defender of the Universe"

Hero 108: Season One V.2 (Cartoon Network, 2010) Probably episodes 7-12?

TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK

Vanity Fair (miniseries, BBC/A&E, UK/USA, 1998)
Horatio Hornblower: Further Adventures (ITV/A&E, 1999) includes "The Duchess and the Devil" and "The Wrong War"
Gone (LMN, Canada, 2011) Molly Parker - more info at [lnk Lifetime]http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/gone[/link]
Thomas Hardy Collection "Tess of the D'urbervilles" and "The Mayor of Casterbridge"

Medium Raw (digital purchase)
Medium Raw (Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf - Super Channel, Canada, 2010) Jay Reso sighting! (Jay Reso is Christian!)

Somebody Help Me 2 (?, 2010) Marques Houston, Malika Haqq, Omarion Grandberry, Chrissy Stokes - wow, this is the most barren MySpace (myspace.com) page I've ever seen

Smoke Screen (Lifetime, 2010) Jaime Pressly, Currie Graham - also known as "Sandra Brown's Smoke Screen" - Lifetime
Smoke Screen (digital purchase)

ITALIAN TV OF THE WEEK
Octopus: Series 5 (La piovra 5 - Il cuore del problema - miniseries, RAI, Austria/France/Germany/Italy, 1990)
Octopus: Series 6 (La piovra 6 - L' ultimo segreto - miniseries, RAI, France/Germany/Italy/Spain, 1992)



MOVIES OF THE WEEK

THE BIG ONES

Jane Eyre (UK/USA, 2011) Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench
Jane Eyre [Blu-ray]
Jane Eyre (digital purchase) (the digital rental is available RIGHT NOW!)

Something Borrowed Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Colin Egglesfield
Something Borrowed (Movie-Only Edition) [Blu-ray]
Something Borrowed (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Something Borrowed (digital rental)
Something Borrowed (digital purchase)

Priest (Rated Version) (2011) Paul Bettany IS
Priest (Unrated Version) [Blu-ray]
Priest (Unrated Version) [Blu-ray 3D]
Priest (digital purchase)

The Conspirator (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (2010) Directed by Robert Redford
The Conspirator (Deluxe Edition) [Blu-ray]
The Conspirator (digital purchase)

The Grace Card (2010) Michael Joiner, Mike Higgenbottom, Louis Gossett Jr.
The Grace Card (digital rental)
The Grace Card (digital purchase)

John Carpenter's the Ward (2010) Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Jared Harris
John Carpenter's the Ward [Blu-ray]

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011) ...is what you are if you buy this, I bet! Voices of Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Partick Warburton, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Martin Short - I guess this was out back in April (never heard of it) oh ALSO the movie poster didn't have Patrick Warburton but DID list Cheech & Chong. That's probably more than you ever needed to know about this 3D non-sequel to "The Little Red Riding Hood" except - yes - there's a website complete with AWFUL trailer:
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil [Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo]
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil [Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy]
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (digital purchase)

The Best and the Brightest (2010) Neil Patrick Harris, Bonnie Somerville, Amy Sedaris

The Bang Bang Club (Canada/South Africa, 2010) Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch
The Bang Bang Club [Blu-ray]

That's What I Am (2011) [imdb That's What I Am] Ed Harris, Chase Ellison, Amy Madigan - I'll go to the papers if I have to - let's face it, you already bought this at WAL*MART
That's What I Am [Blu-ray]

Meet Monica Velour (2010) Kim Cattrall plays a 49 year old stripper! No, REALLY! Dustin Ingram
Meet Monica Velour (digital purchase)
Meet Monica Velour [Blu-ray]

David Holzman's Diary: Special Edition (1967)
David Holzman's Diary: Special Edition [Blu-ray]

Subspecies (1991) Angus Scrimm - 20th Anniversary Remastered Edition - more info at Full Moon Direct (fullmoondirect.com) (where they also have cheaper prices AND a very expensive box set of this movie AND all its sequels!)
Subspecies [Blu-ray]

CRITERION COLLECTION OF THE WEEK
#575: The Killing (Criterion Collection) (1956) Screenplay/directed by Stanley Kubrick - more info at Criterion (criterion.com)
#575: The Killing: The Criterion Collection [Blu-ray]
#577: Cul-de-sac (Criterion Collection) (UK, 1966) Co-written/directed by Roman Polanski - more info at Criterion
#577: Cul-de-sac: The Criterion Collection [Blu-ray]

WARNER ARCHIVES OF THE WEEK
Mod-Seven Sweethearts (1942)
Mod-Vansihing Virginian Probably "The Vanishing Virginian" (1942)
Mod-Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Mod-Athena (1954) Jane Powell, Edmund Purdom, Debbie Reynolds, Vic Damone

NEW TO BLU-RAY
The Big Lebowski (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray Book + Digital Copy]] (USA/UK, 1998) Jeff Bridges, John Goodman - is this The Dude's debut on Blu-ray? I believe it is, as this was a HD DVD back in 2007

The Specialist [Blu-ray] (Peru/USA, 1994) Sylvester Stallone IS, Sharon Stone
Cobra [Blu-ray] (1986) Sylvester Stallone IS
Assassins [Blu-ray] (USA/France, 1995) Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas ARE
Demolition Man [Blu-ray] (1993) Sylvester Stallone IS, Wesley Snipes

The Muppets Take Manhattan (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (1984)
Muppets From Space (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (1999)

Armed and Dangerous [Blu-ray] (1986) John Candy, Eugene Levy, Meg Ryan
Hush [Blu-ray] (1998) Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow
Two Can Play That Game [Blu-ray] (2001) Vivica A. Fox, Morris Chestnut
The Tenant [Blu-ray] (2010) More info and trailer also at Indican Pictures (indicanpictures.com) (DVD was out last week)

DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WEEK

The Big Uneasy (2010) Harry Shearer gets to the bottom of Katrina, once and for all (DVD-R)
A NORML Life (2011) That's not a typo; it's a WEED documentary = trailers at their YouTube channel (youtube.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com)

EN ESPAÑOL OF THE WEEK

Secretos Y Mentiras (Secrets & Lies - France/UK, 1996)
Juego Del Ahorcado (Spain/Ireland, 2008)
After (Spain, 2009) (English subsite available)
No Eres Tú, Soy Yo (Mexico, 2010) (English subsite available)
Jorge el Curioso Curious George in Spanish - actually, it's "Jorge, El Monito Ciclista (...y cinco cuentos más)" (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)

NO PORTUGUÊS OF THE WEEK (I THINK)

Xuxa Solamente Para Bajitos II (import) I don't know what this is, but I bet Xuxa is in it

MORE FURN FILMS OF THE WEEK

To Be Twenty (AVERE VENT'ANNI) (Italy, 1978) Gloria Guida, Lilli Carati
Breath (Soom - South Korea, 2007)
Masquerades (Mascarades) (France/Algeria, 2008) More info at The Global Film Initiative (globalfilm.org)
Queen to Play (Joueuse - France/Germany, 2009) Kevin Kline, Sandrine Bonnaire - if you only see one chess movie all year... More info in English at Zeitgeist Films (zeitgeistfilms.com)
Shirley Adams (South Africa/USA/UK, 2009) More info at The Global Film Initiative
Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap (2011) (Amitabh Bachchan / Action Thriller / Bollywood Movie / Hindi Cinema / DVD) (India, 2011) This cover CONFOUNDS me!
Delhi Belly (2011) (Aamir Khan Productions / Comedy / Hindi Film / Bollywood Movie / Indian Cinema /DVD) (India, 2011) - Facebook (facebook.com)

COLLECTIONS OF NO GREAT SHAKES OF THE WEEK

Abbott & Costello Comedy Classics Collection of (we'll say) 4 "movies" - Jack and the Beanstalk, Africa Screams, Abbott & Costello Comedy Hour, Abbott & Costello in the Movies
Classic Westerns The Proud and the Damned, Captain Apache, Pancho Villa, Rage at Dawn
The Three Stooges Comedy Classics Kings of Laughter, Simply Hilarious, Swing Parade and Jerks of All Trades

DOUBLE FEATURES OF NO GREAT SHAKES

Stoney / Killer Likes Candy (Surabaya Conspiracy - Philippines, 1969) (Un killer per sua maestà - Italy/France/West Germany, 1968) [imdb Un killer per sua maestà]
Cut-Throats Nine / Joshua (Condenados a vivir - Spain, 1972) (1976)
Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Terror / Eegah! I think there should be a rule that once MST3K does a picture, it can't appear on any other collection
Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Brain That Wouldn't Die / The Manster How old IS Elvira, anyway? Wikipedia? Wikipedia says [she turns 60 in September]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra_Peterson[/link]. Well....good for her, I guess.

SUSPICIOUS LOOKING NON-NTSC DVDs

Behave Yourself (UK PAL Region 0) (1951) Farley Granger, Shelley Winters (8/22)
Millions (UK PAL Region 0) (UK, 2004) Billy Zane, Lauren Hutton, Carol Alt (8/22)
The Snow Creature (UK PAL Region 0) (1954) (8/22)
The Master Touch (UK PAL Region 0) (Un Uomo da Rispettare - Italy/West Germany, 1972) Kirk Douglas (8/22)
Betrayal (UK PAL Region 0) (ABC, 1974) Amanda Blake (8/22)

AND THE REST OF THE MOVIES OF THE WEEK

Adelphi Vol.4: Fun at St Fanny's / You Lucky People [Blu-ray] (UK, 1956) (UK, 1955) (8/22)

Campbell's Kingdom (UK, 1957) Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Michael Craig, Barbara Murray - more info at VCI (vcientertainment.com)
Campbell's Kingdom [Blu-ray]

Ill Met By Moonlight (UK, 1957) Dirk Bogarde, Cyril Cusack, Marius Goring - also known as "Night Ambush" when it was edited down for America (this is a "restored DVD" version)

The Colossus of New York (1958) John Baragrey, Mala Powers, Otto Kruger, Robert Hutton, Ross Martin - more info at Olive Films (olivefilms.com)

Agent 8 3/4 (UK, 1964) Dirk Bogarde, Sylva Koscina - more info at VCI
Agent 8 3/4 aka: Hot Enough For June [Blu-ray]

Breaking Glass (1980) Phil Daniels, Hazel O'Connor, Jon Finch - more info at Olive Films
Breaking Glass [Blu-ray]

Everyone Loves Mel (Mel - 1998) Ernest Borgnine, Julie Hagerty, Greg Evigan, Jack Scalia, Bug Hall
Everyone Loves Mel Exactly the same as above?

The Edison Death Machine (direct to video, 2006)

Idiots & Angels (2008) Animated by Bill Plympton

Death Stop Holocaust (2009)

Smile (Italy/UK, 2009) Armand Assante

Hanna's Gold (2010) Luke Perry, Morissa O'Mara, Alana O'Mara - more info on this DVD and trailer at Phase 4 Films (phase4films.com)
Hanna's Gold Same as above, 3 copies?

Nexus: The Drug Conspiracy (Nexus - Canada, 2010) Grace Kosaka, Andrew Kraulis, Jefferson Mappin - three copies of this one?

Bff (2011)

Lizard Boy (2011) (Yes...there is such a site as "lizardboy.com")



COMEDY OF THE WEEK

Lavell Crawford: Can a Brother Get Some Love? "He touches on topics as cell phones, Halloween, and going to the grocery store." Wow, I know I'M sold!



ANIME OF THE WEEK

Girls Bravo
Night Raid 1931 Complete Collection
Night Raid 1931: Complete Collection [Blu-ray]



KIDZ RELEAZEZ OF THE WEEK

Princess & The Popstar VeggieTales

The Gruffalo (BBC/ZDF/Nick Jr., UK/Germany, 2009) Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter

Super Scrambler Bob the Builder

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Tricks and Treats

Fanboy & Chum Chum: Brain Freeze (Nickelodeon) Never heard of this - I bet I don't want to, either

Brainy Baby Animals DVD: Deluxe Edition
Brainy Baby Art DVD: Deluxe Edition
Brainy Baby English DVD: Deluxe Edition In this context, I can't tell you what "Deluxe Edition" means - sorry!

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers and more inspiring tales (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)
Harry el Perrito Sucio and more stories in Spanish and English
Chatos Kitchen and more stories to celebrate Spanish heritage

Pocoyo: Dance Pocoyo Dance "as seen on Nick Jr."

I Love My ABC's! - Animals The lion on this cover is AWESOME because he says "Roarrr!"

New Shalom Sesame #10: The Sticky Shofar (8/23/11)
New Shalom Sesame #11: Monsters in the Sukkah Monsters in the WHAT?



MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? The Life & Music of Robert Johnson - Robert Johnson Centennial Special Edition (1998)

Toward The Within Dead Can Dance

Mark Kozelek on Tour

Maryland Deathfest: The Movie II Various Artists of a metallic nature

Amy Winehouse: In Concert 2007 (import)
Amy Winehouse:in Concert 2007 I suspect this is the same as above, but from a different importer

Kinks Kollekted 1964-1983 The Kinks (import)

The Man With The Midas Touch Dave Grohl
Life On Demand Radiohead

HIP HOP/ZINES OF THE WEEK
Just Us Not sure, but it's 2 DVDs (and rescheduled from 7/19)
Ten Pimp Commandments Rescheduled from 6/7, 7/5 and 8/2 - so it MUST be dope



CLASSICAL OF THE WEEK

Berg: Lulu (Metropolitan Opera)
Mascagni:Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (Metropolitan Opera)
Mozart: The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera)
Verdi: Otello (Metropolitan Opera)

Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn 2011

Macadam Flower Tour Live Emma Shapplin (import)



SPORTS! (ENTERTAINMENT!)

Money in the Bank 2011 Much cheaper at WWEShop (wweshop.com)

LEARNIN'
Soccer Defending Italian Style (8/19)



SWEAT OF THE WEEK

Sugar Ray Leonard & Laila Ali: 2 Workouts on 1 DVD Um....I can offer no comment

DANCE LIKE YOU NEED INSTRUCTION
Two-Step 101: Beginner Country Dance Lessons (Shawn Trautman Instruction)



SMUT OF THE WEEK

Victor Ballen Collection 3: The Diary
Bryan Davis Collection 3: Bondage in Mind



And finally...

HELP ME HELP YOU
Innovation You With Dr Jeff Degraff "Step By Step Program for Reinventing Your Life!" "As seen on public television!" 3 DVDs

That's it! See you Monday when we'll figure out if any late changes have taken place AND post the final Top 24 pre-ordered titles of the week!




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RETROACTIVELY RESCHEDULED TO 8/12 (AVAILABLE NOW!)
Mod-Athena (The W at Amazon)
Mod-Vansihing Virginian
Mod-Romance of Rosy Ridge
Mod-Seven Sweethearts

NOW SHOWING UNAVAILABLE
Amy Winehouse:in Concert 2007

TOP SELLING PREORDERS OF THE WEEK - FINAL
1 1 Dexter: The Fifth Season
2 2 Jane Eyre
3 6 The Big Lebowski (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray Book + Digital Copy]
4 3 Something Borrowed
5 5 The Conspirator (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
6 7 Dexter: The Fifth Season [Blu-ray]
7 4 Priest (Unrated Version) [Blu-ray]
8 8 Priest (Rated Version)
9 9 The Conspirator (Deluxe Edition) [Blu-ray]
10 10 The Killing: The Criterion Collection [Blu-ray]
11 11 Priest (Unrated Version) [Blu-ray 3D]
12 12 Jane Eyre [Blu-ray]
13 -- Something Borrowed
14 14 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
15 13 The Grace Card
16 18 Demolition Man [Blu-ray]
17 16 John Carpenter's the Ward [Blu-ray]
18 15 Something Borrowed (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
19 21 The Gruffalo
20 20 John Carpenter's the Ward
21 19 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil [Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy]
22 22 Batman: Brave & The Bold - Season Two Part One
23 23 Mascagni:Cavalleria Rusticana/Leoncavallo: Pagliacci (Metropolitan Opera)
24 -- Princess & The Popstar

Dropping out from the last check were Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Season 9 and Verdi: Otello (Metropolitan Opera).

CURRENT TOP PREORDERS OF NEXT WEEK
1 NCIS - The Complete Eighth Season
2 Phineas & Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
3 Gossip Girl: The Complete Fourth Season
4 NCIS: Los Angeles - The Second Season
5 Brothers & Sisters: The Complete Fifth Season
6 Eden of the East: Paradise Lost (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
7 Trollhunter [Blu-ray]
8 Rounders [Blu-ray]
9 Trollhunter
10 The Event: The Complete Series
11 Blitz [Blu-ray]
12 Win Win
13 The Beaver
14 Samurai Girls: Complete Collection [Blu-ray]
15 Swingers [Blu-ray]
16 Blitz (includes Digital Copy)
17 The Beaver [Blu-ray]
18 The Angry Beavers: Seasons One & Two
19 Roger Corman's Cult Classics Sword And Sorcery Collection (Deathstalker, Deathstalker II, The Warrior And The Sorceress & Barbarian Queen)
20 Exhale: Core Fusion Cardio - Pure Intensity
21 Bambi II (Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
22 Hostage [Blu-ray]
23 Win Win [Blu-ray]
24 Medical Center: The Complete First Season

CURRENT TOP PREORDERED ITEM FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING...
8/30: Sons of Anarchy: Season Three
9/6: X-Men: First Class (+Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] (9/9)
9/13: Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray] (9/16)
9/20: Bridesmaids
* 9/27: Married...With Children - Complete Series - Set (cheap!)
* 10/4: Bones: The Complete Sixth Season
* 10/11: Jackie Brown [Blu-ray]
10/18: The Crow [Blu-ray + Digital Copy]
10/25: Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)

That wraps up this week. I may take a break and go "quick and dirty" for the next few weeks - or I may not! WE SHALL SEE!




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Buying Dexter tomorrow after work. Can't wait. Everything else looks horrible, including The Big Lebowski. I guess I need to see it again, but I remember hating it and/or not "getting it."



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