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Coming out this week are 197 DVDs and 22 Blu-ray - or at least, that's what we're listing here as of some time close to right now. Got it? OK. LET'S GO

PICK OF THE WEEK
Tru Loved (The W at Amazon) (2008) The movie which spawned Roger Ebert's Minutegate (rogerebert.suntimes.com) - also click here (blogs.suntimes.com) and here (blogs.suntimes.com). Now, with all THAT....I have nothing to say about this movie. Sorry!



TV OF THE WEEK

The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season (FOX, 2008-9) No, they DIDN'T release seasons 13-19 when you weren't looking - includes the first HD episodes for the series
The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season [Blu-ray] I still believe cartoons in Blu-ray is OVERKILL

10 Things I Hate About You, Vol. 1 (ABC Family, 2009) First 10 episodes

Make It or Break It: Volume One Extended Edition (ABC Family, 2009) Also first 10 episodes with "extended finale"

Jon and Kate Plus Ei8ht: Season 5 - Big Changes (TLC, 2009) The thrill is gone

Tyler Perry's House of Payne 5 (3pc) (Full Sub) (TBS, 2008) Episodes 81-100 (end of season 4, beginning of season 5?)

Becker: The Third Season (CBS, 2000-1)
Becker: Three Season Pack

ER: The Complete Twelfth Season (NBC, 2005-6) Nope, three more seasons to go

Acting Shakespeare (PBS, 1982) Ian McKellen MAKES you appreciate Shakespeare

Night: The Terror of Nocturnal Nature (2pc) (Animal Planet)

Feeding Frenzy (Discovery, 2008)
The Detonators (Discovery)

Fame: Season Two (NBC, 1982-3) Strange, they already realeased Seasons 1 AND 2 together back in September...but now MGM has decided they can get more money out of breaking them up, I guess

Route 66: Season Three - Complete Season (8pc) (CBS, 1962-3)

Transformers: Season 2, Volume 2 (25th Anniversary Edition) (syndicated, 1985-6) Episodes 26-50 - more info at Shout! Factory (shoutfactorystore.com)

TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
The Riverman (A&E, 2004) Bruce Greenwood, Cary Elwes as Ted Bundy
Riverman Same thing, much more expensive?
Dearly Departed (made for TV, 2003) ?

BRITISH TV OF THE WEEK
Robin Hood: Season Three (BBC, 2009)
Top Gear: The Complete Season 11 (BBC, 2008)
Top Gear: The Complete Season 12 (BBC, 2008)
The New Adventures of Black Beauty: Season One (ITV, 1990) More info at Image (image-entertainment.com)



MOVIES OF THE WEEK

THE BIG ONES

The Hurt Locker (2008) Beyer High's best chance for an Oscar in its 35 year history (with apologies to Tim Olyphant) - Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly
The Hurt Locker [Blu-ray]

Halloween II (R-Rated Version) (2009) Rob Zombie's - this is the theatrical version
Halloween II (Unrated Director's Cut) 14 minutes more!
Halloween II [Blu-ray]

Moon (UK, 2009) Well... Mark liked it (The W)
Moon [Blu-ray]

Fame (2009) Contains theatrical AND "extended" versions...neither of which you really need to see
Fame (Extended Dance Edition) [Blu-ray]

I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Widescreen Edition) (2009) aka "Tyler Perry's..."
I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Full Screen Edition)
I Can Do Bad All By Myself [Blu-ray]

Post Grad (2009) Alexis Bledel (who?), Zach Gilford (who?), Michael Keaton, Jane Lynch, Carol Burnett, JK Simmons - I....never heard of this movie out for two weeks back in August
Post Grad [Blu-ray]

In the Loop (UK, 2009) James Gandolfini, Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee, Anna Chlumsky More info at MPI (mpihomevideo.com)
In the Loop [Blu-ray]

With One Voice (2009)

The Brothers Bloom (2008) Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Robbie Coltrane
The Brothers Bloom [Blu-ray]

Breaking Point (2009) Tom Berenger, Busta Rhymes, Armand Assante, Sticky Fingaz - sorry, Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones

La Cucina (2007) Christina Hendricks, Joaquim de Almeida, Rachel Hunter
La Cucina [Blu-ray]

The Burning Plain (2008) Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger
The Burning Plain [Blu-ray]

Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009) Cuba Gooding Jr., Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Keitel

In Praise of Older Women (Canada, 1978) Tom Berenger, Karen Black

Amreeka (USA/Canada, 2009)
Big Fan (2009) Patton Oswalt
Broken Glass (Vidrio Roto) (Uruguay/USA, 2007) Written/directed/starring Gustavo Camelot
Departures (Okuribito - Japan, 2008) 2009 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner
Downloading Nancy (2008) Maria Bello, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell, Any Brenneman More info at Strand (strandreleasing.com)
Goliath (2008) More info at MPI
Passing Strange (2009) Directed by Spike Lee more info at MPI (mpihomevideo.com)

BEST TITLE OF THE WEEK
CockHammer (2009) Do you really NEED more info? Well, then I guess you should visit the appropriately named Hack Movies (store.tempevideo.com)

Nun of That (2009) Yes, the nunsploitation genre LIVES - MySpace

The Reluctant Saint (1962) (1/15)



EXPENSIVE VERSIONS OF MOVIES YOU ALREADY HAVE
aka THE BLU-RAY SECTION
#140: 8½ (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (Italy/France, 1963) More info at Criterion (criterion.com)
Billy Jack [Blu-ray] (1971) Hmm, I listed this back on 9/29? I guess it was pushed back - more info at Image (image-entertainment.com)
Last Action Hero [Blu-ray] (1993)
Cliffhanger [Blu-ray] (Italy/France/USA, 1993)
The Matrix [Blu-ray] (USA/Australia, 1999)
IMAX: Volcanoes of the Deep Sea [Blu-ray] (IMAX, 2003) More info at Image
2 Dudes And A Dream [Blu-ray] (2009) Supposedly, there's a DVD out there, too, but Amazon doesn't have one listed (yet)

MUSIC MAKERS
Lions Gate have paired some films of musical bent with CDs of appropriately relevant music! Price point is about the price of a new DVD OR a new CD. It's an intriguing concept which I am a BIT too cheap to try out...but maybe it'll catch YOUR eye?
Music Makers: Ballad in Blue (1964)
Music Makers: A Man Called Adam (1966)
Music Makers: Buena Vista Social Club (KCET, Germany/USA/UK/France/Cuba, 1999)
Music Makers: Beyond the Sea (USA/Germany/UK, 2004)

DOUBLE FEATURE OF THE WEEK
A Guy Thing/Heartbreakers

BIG COLLECTIONS
Kevin Costner Collection: 4 Film Favorites The Bodyguard, Rumor Has It..., The Upside of Anger, Tin Cup
Romance Collection: 4 Film Favorites Music and Lyrics, Rumor Has It..., Sweet November, Lucky You
Wedding Collection: 4 Film Favorites Monster-in-law, The Wedding Singer, The Bachelor, The In-Laws
Western Collection: 4 Film Favorites American Outlaws, Young Guns II, Maverick, Wild Wild West
Wesley Snipes Collection: 4 Film Favorites No picture at Amazon, but WBShop says Murder at 1600, Boiling Point, The Art of War, New Jack City
Whoopi Goldberg Collection: 4 Film Favorites Bogus; Clara's Heart; Made in America; Corrina, Corrina
Richard Pryor Collection: 4 Film Favorites Greased Lightning, Moving, The Mack, Uptown Saturday Night
Thriller Collection: 4 Film Favorites Gothika, Queen of the Damned, Dreamcatcher, Ghost Ship
Urban Action Collection: 4 Film Favorites Black Belt Jones, Black Samson, Hot Potato, Three the Hard Way
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Film Collection (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Secret of the Ooze / Turtles in Time / TMNT)

Brave New Films: 5th Anniversary Activist Collection Collection of 10 films - more info (maybe?) and a gross example of excessive markup at Brave New Films (bnf.democracyinaction.org)



DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WEEK
The Cats of Mirikitani (2006)
PEZheads: The Movie (2006) Oh no! The guy who invented the PEZ dispenser JUST died!
Frontrunner (USA, 2008)
The Universe of Keith Haring (Italy/France, 2008)
Brothers at War (2009)
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (HBO, 2009)
First Ink: A Documentary (Canada, 2009) Following around Chris Bosh (import)

EN ESPAÑOL
El Rediezcubrimiento De México (Mexico/Spain, 1979)
El Rediezcubrimiento De M´xico Same as above?
Crisis Me Da Risa (direct to video, Mexico, 1997)
Chicha Tu Madre (Argentina/Peru, 2006) These are the EXACT words I uttered when I saw that chick on the cover
Hot Summer Rain (El Camino de los Ingleses - Spain/UK, 2006) Directed by Antonio Banderas!
Polvo De Ángel (Mexico/Colombia, 2007)
Garganta Del Diablo (Ws) (made for TV, Mexico, 2008)
Máncora (Spain/Peru, 2008)

Sentenciados
Sentenciados [Blu-ray]

Reyes De La Accion (4pc) Four films whose titles I can't quite make out on the box graphic
Mejor De La Comedia (3pc) Of the four people on the cover, only one is wearing a lucha libre mask
Grandes Peliculas: Infantiles (3pc)

MORE FURN FILMS
The Season For Love (La Morte Saison des Amours - France, 1961)
Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus (West Germany, 1982)
Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg - Austria/West Germany/France/Italy, 1982)
Onimasa (Kiryûin Hanako no Shôgai - Japan, 1982)

The Appeared (Aparecidos - Sweden/Argentina/Spain, 2007) A little more info at MPI (mpihomevideo.com)
The Drummer (Zhan. Gu - Hong Kong/Taiwan/Germany, 2007) More info at Film Movement (filmmovement.com)
You the Living (Du Levande - Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark/Norway/Japan, 2007) I think that gets "most countries of the week"

24 City (Er Shi Si Cheng Ji - China/Hong Kong/Japan, 2008) Joan Chen More info at Cinema Guild (cinemaguild.com)
á l'Aventure (France, 2009) I don't have to tell you I got a LOT more interested in this one after I saw the cover! More info at IFC (ifcfilms.com)
Female Combatants Battle School/Demonic Heroine in Peril Neither is in IMDb, so they're probably more naughty Japanese films of a certain theme from the anime company

THANK YOU, COME AGAIN
Accident On Hill Road (new HIndi Thriller movie / Bollywood Film) (India, 2009)
De Dana Dan (New Comedy Hindi Movie / Bollywood Film DVD) (India, 2009)
Bolo Raam (New Hindi Thriller Movie / Bollywood Film) (India?, ?)
Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi? (New Hindi Comedy Film / Bollywwod Film) (India?, ?)



COLLECTION OF NO GREAT SHAKES
Ultimate Western Collection (12pc) 12 discs, but Popflix/Allegro doesn't have a list of titles I can pass along. Well, that's just great.
Ultimate Western Collection Same as above, different distributor?
Ultimate Western Collection Hey, there it is AGAIN!

IMPORTS OF MYSTERY
Juvenile Vol. 1 Don't know what it is, but it's the third time I've listed it (import)
Juvenile Vol 1 You know, with so many people distributing this, you'd think SOMEBODY would know WHAT THE HECK IT IS (import)

AND THE REST OF THE MOVIES OF THE WEEK
Wild Women of Wongo (1958) (import)
House On Sorority Row (1983) Remade last year as "Sorority Row" - (not much) more info at Liberation (libent.com)
Riot on 42nd Street (1987) Relist from May?
The Moment After (1999)
Love + Hate (UK/Ireland, 2005)
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont (UK/USA, 2005)

Ca$h (Bullets, Blood & A Fistful of Ca$h - 2006)
The Theory of Everything (direct to video, 2006)
Lovely By Surprise (2007)
Superheroes (2007) More info at MPI (mpihomevideo.com)
When Night Falls (New Zealand, 2007)

Confessions of a Porn Addict (Canada, 2008)
Dark Rage (UK, 2008)
I'm A Schizophrenic And So Am I (2008)
Pretty Ugly People (2008)

Allure (direct to video, 2009)
The Book Of Ruth Actually, looks like sequel "The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith" (direct to video, 2009) Lana Wood, Dan Haggerty - whoa, Dan Haggerty is still ALIVE?
A Greater Yes: The Story of Amy Newhouse (2009)
A Greater Yes: The True Story of Amy Newhouse Same as above?
Killer Biker Chicks (2009) More info at R Squared (rsquaredfilms.com) or their MySpace (myspace.com)
Book of Songs (direct to video, 2010) Not in IMDb - more info at Spirit/Maverick (maverickentertainment.cc)



COMEDY OF THE WEEK

Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut A Bitch More info at Shout! Factory (shoutfactorystore.com)
Earthquake Presents: From the Outhouse to the Whitehouse More info at Image (image-entertainment.com)



ANIME OF THE WEEK

Naruto: Shippuden, Vol. 5
Ghost in the Shell 2.0
Hidamari Sketch: Season 1
Huntik Seekers and Secrets Volume 3



KIDZ RELEAZEZ OF THE WEEK

Choo Choo Soul DVD + CD - say, who's this lady? Maybe I SHOULD be a kid
Like Stars on Earth (Two Disc DVD + CD) (Taare Zameen Par - India, 2007) Don't know how Disney came by this film from India OR why it's paired with a CD, but fortunately....I'm not a kid!

Care Bears: Helping Hearts
Bob the Builder: The Best of Bob the Builder
Let's Grow: Lend a Helping Hand Barney

BRAINY BABY: BABY IQ - Counting
BRAINY BABY: BABY IQ - Colors
Baby IQ: Animals

Mist - Sheepdog Tales: The Great Challenge
Franklin's Valentine
Timothy Goes to School - Be My Valentine
6 Teen - Stupid over Cupid
Elliot Moose - Fairy Tales

Jay Jay the Jet Plane: Fantastic Faith
Jay Jay the Jet Plane: God's Awesome Creation
Jay Jay the Jet Plane: God's Promise
Jay Jay the Jet Plane: Jay Jay and the Magic Books
Jay Jay the Jet Plane: Jay Jay Earns His Wings
Jay Jay the Jet Plane: Super Loop-De-Loop

March On!... and More Stories About African American History (Scholastic)



MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Shovel Headed Tour Machine: Live At Wacken & Other Assorted Atrocities Exodus
OSCAR PETERSON: The Life Of A Legend
Sundown [Blu-ray] "Chillen mit Traumhaften Sonnenuntergängen"
We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River Once again, this Richmond Fontaine CD clutters up our DVD listing

LEARNIN'
ABCs of Flute for the Absolute Beginner - DVD Amy Porter (1/15)

HIP HOP/ZINES
CHEDDAR DVD VOLUME 11
ATL Unplugged 4



CLASSICAL OF THE WEEK

Rossini - La Cenerentola (Metropolitan Opera)

Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande
Debussy:Pelleas Et Melisande Same as above, different distributor?

Lehar: La Veuve Joyeuse (The Merry Widow)
Lehar - La Veuve Joyeuse (The Merry Widow) Same as above?
Lehar:La Veuve Joyeuse Also same as above, different distributor?

Purcell: Dido & Aeneas
Dido & Aeneas [Blu-ray]
Purcell:Dido & Aeneas Same as above, different distributor?
Purcell:Dido & Aeneas [Blu-ray]

Aki Takahashi/Rohan De Saram/Marc Sabat: Morton Feldman - Trio
String Quartets: Live (2pc) (Amar)



SPORTS!

NFL Cincinnati Bengals: Best Games of the 2009 Regular Season I hope Chad OchoCinco's Twitter feed is a hidden extra
NFL New Orleans Saints: Best Games of the 2009 Regular Season D'ya think Warner is hoping that Cincinnati and New Orleans get to the Super Bowl?

ESPN Game of the Century: 1969 Texas Longhorns vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

ESPN X Games the Movie (X Games 3D: The Movie - 2009) DVD is probably not in 3D (duh)
X-Games: The Movie Same as above, Disney distribution?

WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders And Chairs 2009 Cheaper at WWE Shop (wweshop.com)

VROOOOOM
Mischief 2 Film Set More info at www.destroyentertainment.com (probably) - A FRIGGIN' LOUD WEBSITE I gave up on
Adrenaline Crew, Vol. 4: Verdict Guilty (ditto)
Destroy Entertainment: Sydewayz



SWEAT OF THE WEEK

Cheryl Burke Presents Disco Abs (3 DVD)
Learn To Bollywood - Dance & Fitness Series Pallavi (1/18)
Wave Explosion - Bellydance Hip-Hop Liquid Fusion: Technique, Drills and Movement Flow with Anasma and Future I want to be called "Future!" - but I guess that dude beat me to it



ET CETERA

AMBIENT VIDEO
"World's Most Relaxing Places"
Majestic Mountains "World's Most Relaxing Places"
Redwood Giants
Autumn Splendor
Mystic Canyons
Rhythmic Ocean
Ancient Forest

FOOD PORN OF THE WEEK
Inventing Cuisine Same as above, different distributor?
Inventing Cuisine: Pascal Barbot (Sub)

HELP ME HELP YOU
Who You REALLY Are!: The Law of Attraction in Action, Episode XI Esther & Jerry Hicks - more info and trailer at Hay House (hayhouse.com) (1/15)
Embracing Change: Using the Treasures Within You Louise L. Hay - probably a DVD version of these CDs (hayhouse.com)? (1/15)

PREACHIFYIN' OF THE WEEK
God & Country [DVD+CD] Andy Stanley
He's Still Got The Whole World In His Hands [DVD+CD]
Why Worry [DVD+CD]
God & Country Same as above, different distributor?
He's Still Got the Whole World in His
Why Worry Ditto?

AND FINALLY...
BRAINS...BRAINS...MYSTICAL BRAIN
Mystical Brain Once again, we end on a week note. Oh well.

See you Monday for the late breaks!




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Here are your late edits!

RESCHEDULED TO 2/2
Juvenile Vol. 1 (The W at Amazon)

NOW SHOWING UNAVAILABLE
Destroy Entertainment: Sydewayz
First Ink: A Documentary
Wild Women of Wongo
Juvenile Vol 1
Sundown [Blu-ray]
El Rediezcubrimiento De Mexico
Debussy:Pelleas Et Melisande
Ultimate Western Collection
Inventing Cuisine
He's Still Got the Whole World in His
God & Country
Why Worry
Lehar:La Veuve Joyeuse
2 Dudes And A Dream [Blu-ray]
Friday Night Lights:First Season & Se
Purcell:Dido & Aeneas [Blu-ray]
Purcell:Dido & Aeneas

TOP PREORDERS OF THE WEEK
1 1 The Hurt Locker [Blu-ray]
2 2 The Hurt Locker
3 3 Moon [Blu-ray]
4 4 Moon
5 5 The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season
6 6 ER: The Complete Twelfth Season
7 9 Fame
8 7 Robin Hood: Season Three
9 8 Departures
10 11 In the Loop
11 14 I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Widescreen Edition)
12 10 Top Gear: The Complete Season 12
13 15 8 1/2 (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
14 -- Halloween II (Unrated Director's Cut)
15 12 Top Gear: The Complete Season 11
16 13 Halloween II [Blu-ray]
17 17 The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season [Blu-ray]
18 21 Post Grad
19 16 The Brothers Bloom
20 20 In the Loop [Blu-ray]
21 18 Transformers: Season 2, Volume 2 (25th Anniversary Edition)
22 22 Make It or Break It: Volume One Extended Edition
23 19 Becker: The Third Season
24 -- By the People: The Election of Barack Obama\

Dropping out of last week's check of the top 24 were Halloween II (R-Rated Version) and Cliffhanger [Blu-ray].

TOP PREORDERS OF NEXT WEEK
1 Weeds: Season Five
2 Cranford: Return to Cranford
3 Damages: The Complete Second Season
4 Dallas: The Complete Twelfth Season
5 Weeds: Season Five [Blu-ray]
6 Pandorum [Blu-ray]
7 Pandorum
8 Whiteout
9 Gamer
10 Whiteout [Blu-ray]
11 The Invention of Lying
12 Law & Order: The Seventh Year
13 Gamer [Blu-ray]
14 thirtysomething: The Complete Second Season
15 The Invention of Lying [Blu-ray]
16 New Tricks: Season Two
17 Che (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
18 Defying Gravity: The Complete First Season
19 Magnolia [Blu-ray]
20 The Game: The Second Season
21 Girlfriends: The Final Season
22 Waking the Dead: The Complete Season Four
23 Jonathan Creek: Season Four
24 Behind the Player

CURRENT #1 PREORDERS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING...
* 1/26: Michael Jackson: This Is It
2/2: Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Eleventh Season
* 2/9: A Serious Man [Blu-ray]
2/16: Bleach Uncut Box Set: Season 4, Part 2
2/23: Midsomer Murders: Set 14
* 3/2: For the Love of Grace
* 3/9: Vexille [Blu-ray]
* 3/16: Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season (rescheduled from 3/9)
3/23: Mad Men: Season 3




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