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Hello, everybody! We're here a day early - it's a whole lot easier when you're only looking up 93 DVDs and 20 Blu-rays!

LET'S GO

PICK OF THE WEEK
Family Guy: It's A Trap! (The W at Amazon) (FOX, 2011) It'll air later, but you must have it now. "Family Guy" may suck more than it used to, but the Star Wars parodies are still money. I preordered this as soon as I knew it existed.
Family Guy: It's A Trap! [Blu-ray]
Family Guy 3-Pack (Blue Harvest/SSS Darkside/It's A Trap) If you haven't already bought the first two in the trilogy ("Blue Harvest" and "Something Something Something Dark Side"), why not get all three in a pretty box?
Laugh It Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy (It's A Trap / Something Something Something Dark Side / Blue Harvest) [Blu-ray] It's in a DIFFERENT BOX!!! (They're BOTH called "Laugh it Up, Fuzzball" - don't know why the DVD set didn't get that in its description but now you know)



TV OF THE WEEK

Futurama: Volume Five (Comedy Central, 2010) Marking their glorious return to television and picking up like they never left off (well - if you ignore some of those "movies" we got in the interim) - tv.com calls this "Season 7" but I think we called it season 6 on the board...well, most of the time (The W).)
Futurama: Volume 5 [Blu-ray]

Caprica: Season 1.5 (Syfy, 2010-11) Hmmm....according to tv.com this season hasn't even ended yet - oh, I see, the episodes shelved after the cancellation will all air 1/4 on a Syfy marathon. Well...might as well buy this if you haven't already torrented them from Canada or something

Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Complete Season 4 (A&E, 2009)
Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Season 5 (A&E, 2010)

TV THAT DIDN'T AIR ON TV OF THE WEEK
The Guild: Season Four (watchtheguild.com, 2010)

The Andy Griffith Show 50th Anniversary: Best of Mayberry includes the "Danny Thomas Show" episode which served as the pilot, the reunion movie "Return to Mayberry" (NBC, 1986) and 17 selected episodes

The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Volume Five (ABC Family, 2010) Probably all of season 3?

Billy the Exterminator: Season 1 (A&E, 2009) aka "The Exterminators"
Billy the Exterminator: Season 2 (A&E, 2009-?10?)

Gilmore Girls: Complete Seasons 1&2 Wow, CHEAP! (STILL wonder if they'll sell any.)

The Virginian - The Complete Season Two - 30 Full Color Episodes! 10 DVD Set in a COLLECTIBLE EMBOSSED TIN! (NBC, 1963-4)

Ages of Man - John Gielgud (CBS, 1966)

Bob Ross: Joy of Painting - Waterfalls Collection 13 episodes of the waterfall theme - I love how the description ends: "...which includes six-and-a-half hours of Bob Ross patiently teaching you his world famous Wet-on-Wet Painting Technique."
Bob Ross: Joy of Painting - Barns Collection 13 episodes featuring (probably happy and little) barns

Sesame Street: Old School, Vols 1 and 2 (Amazon Exclusive) Pushed back from last week - see last week's report to see my witty remarks about this one (or don't, it's totally not worth it - which is kinda what I said about this...hey!)

History Classics: American Adventurers (History)
History Classics: Famous Figures of the Civil War (History)

The Rivals (Smithsonian Channel) More info over there (smithsonianchannel.com)

TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Stonehenge Apocalypse (Syfy, USA/Canada, 2010) Misha Collins, Torri Higginson, Hill Harper

COLOMBIAN TV OF THE WEEK
Munecas De La Mafia: Part 1 (Caracol Telvisión, 2009) 6 discs

AND FINALLY, "60 MINUTES" OF THE WEEK
60 Minutes - The Chairman (December 5, 2010) Wasn't this a rerun? Oh well (DVD-R)
60 Minutes - Facebook (December 5, 2010) See this entire episode over at 60 Minutes (cbsnews.com) (DVD-R)



MOVIES OF THE WEEK

Salt (Theatrical Edition) (2010) Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Salt (Deluxe Unrated Edition) Adds not one but TWO "unrated extended cuts" along with some other bonus features - AND, as I type this, it's a buck CHEAPER than the theatrical version, so....c'mon.
Salt (Deluxe Unrated Edition) [Blu-ray] Of course, adds even more stuff you'll never watch - or watch once - more info at the movie website linked up there

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Hurry and buy it before Michael Douglas dies!!
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Two-Pack w/ Wall Street) There was also a version of these two in a fancier box, but Amazon says that one's currently unavailable.
Wall Street:Money Never Sleeps Rr [Blu-ray] Hmm, maybe rental editions? (You probably don't want 'em - too expensive!)
Wall Street:Money Never Sleeps Rr

Easy A (2010) Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Cam Gigandet, Aly Michalka, Stanley Tucci - gee, I wish they'd put some more names on the cover...
Easy A [Blu-ray]

Step Up 3 (Step Up 3D - 2010) Sadly, movie webside has been bumped to a mere Facebook page Also sadly: NOT in 3D...
Step Up 3 (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Step Up 3D (Three-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) ...well, OK, if you buy THIS Blu-ray it's in 3D. Good luck to you all.

Devil (2010) Oh wow, remember this movie? Remember that elevator? Remeber allllll those ads? Well, I do. F-U, Devil movie!
Devil [Blu-ray]

BIG COLLECTION OF THE WEEK
The Films of Rita Hayworth (Cover Girl / Tonight and Every Night / Gilda / Salome / Miss Sadie Thompson) (1945-53) "Cover Girl" and "Gilda" are not new to DVD, but the other three are (and will not be available separately)

MOVIE STARRING THE GREAT KHALI OF THE WEEK
Ramaa - The Saviour (New Hindi Movie / Bollywood Film / Indian Cinema DVD) (India, 2010) Hey! That guy on the cover looks just like Dalip Singh! (12/27)

MOVIE WHICH INEVITABLY WILL GET MORE ATTENTION THAN IT DESERVES BUT I AM NOT IMMUNE OF THE WEEK
Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus (direct to video...and surely Syfy, 2010) Jaleel White, Gary Stretch, Robert Picardo - no, REALLY. I'm sure by now you've figured out it could only have sprung fully formed from the collective mind of The Asylum (theasylum.cc)

THE BLU-RAY SECTION
Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad [Blu-ray] (Japan, 2008) "Bikini samurai squad" - my interest just perked up DVD was out last year
The Matador [Blu-ray] (USA/Germany/Ireland, 2005) Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis
Orlando [Blu-ray] (UK/Russia/France/Italy/Netherlands, 1992) DVD was out in August
Once An Eagle starring Sam Elliott! [Blu-ray] (NBC, 1976-7) DVD was out back in August
Disney WOW: World of Wonder Six Pack (Amazon.com Exclusive) [Blu-ray] But they didn't say WHICH six! Nonetheless, THIS is your MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM OF THE WEEK

DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WEEK
Screaming Men (Huutajat - Screaming Men - Finland/Denmark, 2003) Is it really a "choir" if all they do is scream? ...apparently. More info and trailer at Pathfinder (ww.pathfinderpictures.com)
Euphoria (2005) A "science-based-self-help-art-film" - whatever, dude
A Fighting Chance (ESPN, 2010) Kyle Maynard

FURN FILMS OF THE WEEK
Shaw Brother's Triple Threat (14 Amazons, Shaolin Hand Lock, Opium and the Kung-Fu Master) I think you mean Shaw BROTHERS
Nastik (India, 1983) (12/24)
Nastik EXACTLY the same as above? (12/24)

Arrancame La Vida (Mexico, 2008)
Let It Rain (Parlez-moi de la Pluie - France, 2008) - more info in English at IFC (ifcfilms.com)
Skirt Day (La Journée de la Jupe - France/Belgium, 2008) Brief info in English at Cinema Epoch (cinemaepoch.com)

The Horde (La Horde - France, 2009) - This is also the ZOMBIE MOVIE OF THE WEEK... more nipples - INFORMATION! - at IFC
Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (Spain, 2009) Rinko Kikuch, Sergi Lopez (English version available) AND more info available over at - you guessed it - IFC
Soul Kitchen (Germany, 2009) ...and yes, more info also at IFC

Don Seenu (DVD) (India, 2010) (12/24)

La Bulldog (Mexico?, ?)

DOUBLE FEATURES/COLLECTIONS OF NO GREAT SHAKES
Vomit Gore Trilogy Features...you know, you probably know what these are already if you're into them, but I can't be bothered - rescheduled from 10/26

Classic Adventures Collection 2 (Gulliver's Travels / The Odyssey)

Roger Corman Collection Vol. 2 (3 discs)
Roger Corman Collection Vol 2 same as above, different importer?
Crimson Ghost (2 discs)
Crimson Ghost Sorry, I have no idea on any of these

MOVIE WITH A DOVE ON THE COVER OF THE WEEK
Missy & The Maxinator (2009)

AND THE REST OF THE MOVIES OF THE WEEK

Cyborg 3 (Cyborg 3: The Recycler - 1995) I bet you didn't think I'd be typing "Khrystyne Haje" this week (or at all in 2010!)

Turning Green (USA/Ireland, 2005) Timothy Hutton, Colm Meaney, Alessandro Nivola

Amateur Porn Star Killer: Trilogy (2006) (2, 2008) (3: The Final Chapter - direct to video, 2009) More info and depraved trailers at Alter Ego Cinema (alteregocinema.com)

Angel (UK/Belgium/France, 2007) Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Charlotte Rampling, Lucy Russell, Michael Fassbender - more info at IFC (ifcfilms.com)

Big Shot-Caller (2008) David Rhein, Robert Costanzo, Marlene Rhein

Injury Slight (Injury Slight... Please Advise - 2008) More info and trailer at Vanguard (vanguardcinema.com)

Left/Right (2008)

Beautiful Kate (Australia, 2009) Ben Mendelsohn, Bryan Brown, Maeve Dermody, Sophie Lowe, Rachel Griffiths

Bounty (2009) Austin O'Brien, Michelle Acuna
Bounty [Blu-ray]

Dismal (2009) It sure is

Pinprick (Switzerland/Hungary, 2009) Rachael Blake, Laura Greenwood, Ervin Nagy, Zoltán Rátóti - more info and trailer at Vanguard

Rivers Wash Over Me (2009) More info at Strand (strandreleasing.com)

DC Sniper (direct to video, 2010) Ken Foree IS - from the fertile mind of Ulli Lommel (co-wrote, directed, and stars as "Det. Miles Callahan")
DC Sniper [Blu-ray]

The Heavy (UK/USA, 2010) Vinnie Jones, Gary Stretch, Stephen Rea, Shannyn Sossamon, Christopher Lee - now THAT'S a CAST! Too bad their website was taken down (and replaced with this funny page instead)

The Strange (?) Anthology, looks like - info at [link http://ww.pathfinderpictures.com/homevideo0g.html#strange]Pathfinder[/amazon]



ANIME OF THE WEEK

Bleach Uncut Box Set 7

Eyeshield 21: Collection 3



KIDZ RELEAZEZ OF THE WEEK

(WARNING: They're all EDUCATIONAL - they may also disappear by Tuesday, going by some other releases from the same company)
Furry Fun: Life Lessons for Kids 4 This doesn't sound fun at all!!
Tomb of Jesus
Family Medical Emergencies Not to be confused with "Tomb of Jesus"



MUSIC OF THE WEEK

In & Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits Robbie Williams (import)
Multishow Ao Vivo: No Madison Square Garden Ivete Sangalo (import)
The Legacy Box Eloy (2 discs - import) Hey wait these are all imports

LEARNIN'
WICKED BEATS: Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Drumming Rescheduled a few times

CLASSICAL/&c. OF THE WEEK

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7 - The New Dimension of Sound Symphonic Series [7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Disc] [Blu-ray] (12/25)
Stravinsky: Petrushka, Firebird Suite (Includes Alexander Jero conceptual 7.1 presentation) [7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Disc] [Blu-ray] (12/23)
Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, The Birds - The New Dimension of Sound Symphonic Series [7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Disc] [Blu-ray]
Tchaikovsky: Enchantress



SPORTS!

UFC 120: Bisping vs Akiyama (Spike, 2010) 10/16/10, London - UFC (ufc.com)

WWE: Survivor Series 2010 Slightly cheaper at WWEShop (wweshop.com) - of course, we get no cut from THEM...but I suspect we'll move zero copies either way. (WINK.)

"30 FOR 30" MOVIES OF THE WEEK
The Best That Never Was (ESPN, 2010) This is the Marcus Dupree one (DVD-R)
Fernando Nation (ESPN, 2010) (DVD-R)
The House of Steinbrenner (ESPN, 2010) (DVD-R)
One Night in Vegas (ESPN, 2010) (DVD-R)
Pony Excess (ESPN, 2010) (DVD-R)



SWEAT OF THE WEEK

Christi Taylor: Solid Gold Collection - Step & Cardio 2 Pack



ET CETERA

INDIAN MEDICINE OF THE WEEK

Learn Ayurvedic Home Remedies Vol 3
Perfect Harmony Through Ayurveda For Skin, Body And Mind
Harmony Of The Senses Through Ayurveda-Eye, Ear, Nose And Throat Care Ayurwhatnow

AND FINALLY...AGAIN...
YOU CAN'T EAT A DVD, FATTY
The Inner Weigh (2010) Rescheduled from 12/20 (12/25)

MAYBE we'll see the last week of the year TOMORROW! Or MAYBE I'll totally blow it OFF!

HAPPY NEW YEAR

BYE





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NEW ADDS FOR THIS WEEK
Leaving Home- The Life & Music of Indian Ocean: The Longer Trip (2010) [5 hour documentary film on the Indian music band- 2 DVD set] (The W at Amazon) (12/25)
Nip/Tuck: Complete First Season (rerelease?)

RETROACTIVELY RESCHEDULED TO 1/1 (AVAILABLE NOW?)
Family Medical Emergencies

NOW SHOWING UNAVAILABLE
Amateur Porn Star Killer: Trilogy
Learn Ayurvedic Home Remedies Vol 3
Perfect Harmony Through Ayurveda For Skin, Body And Mind
Harmony Of The Senses Through Ayurveda-Eye, Ear, Nose And Throat Care
Wall Street:Money Never Sleeps Rr [Blu-ray]
Wall Street:Money Never Sleeps Rr
Roger Corman Collection Vol. 2
Crimson Ghost
Roger Corman Collection Vol 2
Crimson Ghost

TOP PREORDERS OF THE WEEK
1 1 Salt (Deluxe Unrated Edition) [Blu-ray]
2 2 Salt (Deluxe Unrated Edition)
3 3 Family Guy: It's A Trap!
4 6 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
5 7 Laugh It Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy (It's A Trap / Something Something Something Dark Side / Blue Harvest) [Blu-ray]
6 4 Easy A
7 5 Futurama: Volume Five
8 8 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
9 9 Step Up 3
10 10 Family Guy 3-Pack (Blue Harvest/SSS Darkside/It's A Trap)
11 11 Easy A [Blu-ray]
12 14 Family Guy: It's A Trap! [Blu-ray]
13 12 Futurama: Volume 5 [Blu-ray]
14 16 Step Up 3 (Three-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy)
15 13 Caprica: Season 1.5
16 15 Salt (Theatrical Edition)
17 17 Devil
18 -- Wall Street Collector's Two-Pack (Wall Street / Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)
19 24 The Andy Griffith Show 50th Anniversary: Best of Mayberry
20 22 Devil [Blu-ray]
21 18 Billy the Exterminator: Season 1
22 20 Bleach Uncut Box Set 7
23 -- The Best That Never Was
24 19 The Guild: Season Four

Dropping out from last week's check were Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Complete Season 4 and Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Season 5.

NEXT WEEK'S TOP PREORDERS AS OF RIGHT NOW
1 Resident Evil: Afterlife [Blu-ray 3D]
2 Resident Evil: Afterlife
3 Archer: Season 1
4 The American
5 Resident Evil: Afterlife [Blu-ray]
6 The American [Blu-ray]
7 Jersey Shore: Season Two (Uncensored)
8 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Part 3 [Blu-ray]
9 Legendary
10 Jersey Shore: Season One & Two
11 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Part 3
12 United States of Tara: The Second Season
13 Twelve
14 Twelve [Blu-ray]
15 WWE: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
16 Fireman Sam: Ready for Action
17 And Soon the Darkness
18 And Soon the Darkness [Blu-ray]
19 River Monsters: Season 2
20 Legacy
21 Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies Movie #1
22 Bob the Builder: The Golden Hammer--The Movie
23 Kamui Gaiden: Movie [Blu-ray]
24 Charlie Brown Valentine

That ENTIRE list is up right now, by the way: Click Here (The W).

CURRENT TOP PREORDERED ITEM FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING...
1/4/11: Machete [Blu-ray]
* 1/11: The Social Network [Blu-ray]
1/18: Justified: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]
1/25: Secretariat
2/1: Alice In Wonderland (60th Anniversary Edition) (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
* 2/8: The Last Play at Shea
2/15: A.I.: Artificial Intelligence [Blu-ray]
2/22: Midsomer Murders: Set 17
3/1: Bambi (Two-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)

That's all for now - merry holidays!






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