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I had SO much free time that I went ahead and did THIS week early as well. As of right now, 132 DVDs and just ten Blu-ray are currently slated for the week of 12/29. We'll see if that holds up later, but for now HERE is THIS big list...

Again, no clear cut thing getting me excited moves me to default mode, so you probably won't be surprised by my

PICK OF THE WEEK
The Marine 2 (The W at Amazon) (direct to video, 2009) Ted DiBiase IS - interesting that they decided to just go "R" rated in forgoing a theatrical release
The Marine 2 [Blu-ray]
The Marine Two-Pack Doesn't say, but I would suspect the "unrated" version of John Cena IS The Marine (2006) is the version included here



TV OF THE WEEK

Glee, Vol. One: Road to Sectionals (FOX, 2009) I think that's the first 13 episodes?

United States of Tara: Season One (Showtime, 2009) It's my understanding that Diablo Cody had something to do with this series! No, REALLY!

Time Warp: Season 2 (Discovery, 2009)

Whale Wars: Season 2 (Animal Planet, 2009)

Gilligan's Island: Complete Seasons 1-2 (6pc) (CBS, 1964-6) Not a bad deal!

Waltons: Complete Seasons 1&2 (10pc) (Std Sbs) (CBS, 1972-4)

TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK
Gone to Texas (Houston: The Legend of Texas - CBS, 1986) Sam Elliott, Claudia Christian, John de Lancie
A Song from the Heart (CBS, Canada/USA, 1999) Amy Grant, D.W. Moffett

I *THINK* THIS IS TV?
A God Pickney Dem Jamaican version of "Kids Say the Darnedest Things" (12/31)

CANADIAN TV OF THE WEEK
Emily of New Moon: The Complete Second Season (CBC, 1998-9)

CHINESE TV OF THE WEEK
Story of Han Dynasty Same as above
Story of Han Dynasty (10pc) (Ws Sub) (楚汉风云 (楚漢風雲) - CCTV, 2005) More info in Chinese at ATV (hkatv.com)

AND FINALLY, "60 MINUTES" OF THE WEEK
60 Minutes - President Obama (December 13, 2009)
60 Minutes - Growing Body Parts (December 13, 2009)
60 Minutes - Ricky Gervais (December 13, 2009) See all three segments online at 60 Minutes (cbsnews.com)



MOVIES OF THE WEEK

THE BIG ONES

Paranormal Activity (2007)
Paranormal Activity Limited Collector's Edition Includes an "authentic film cell" trading card and individually numbered limited edition T-shirt. Ohhhhh-kay.
Paranormal Activity (2-Disc Digital Copy Edition) [Blu-ray]

Jennifer's Body (2009) Megan Fox, Amanda Segfried - wasn't this JUST out?
Jennifer's Body (+ Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]

Diagnosis: Death (New Zealand, 2009) Flight of the Conchords - well, quite a bit more Bret than Jemaine, really, so maybe I should just say "Bret McKenzie" instead
Diagnosis: Death Same as above?

9 (USA/Luxembourg, 2009) Animated - out on 9.9.9
9 [Blu-ray]

A Perfect Getaway (Theatrical/Unrated Director's Cut) (2009) Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez, Steve Zahn
A Perfect Getaway (Unrated Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]

Carriers (2009) Chris Pine, Piper Perabo

Home Front (Blu-ray) [Blu-ray] (2006)

Weather Girl (2009) Tricia O'Kelley, Patrick J. Adams, Ryan Devlin, Kaitlin Olson, Mark Harmon, Jane Lynch, Blair Underwood

Vampire Killers (Lesbian Vampire Killers - UK, 2009) James Corden, Mathew Home, MyAnna Buring, Vera Gilatove, Paul McGann

Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong (2008) It's a DOCUMENTARY. On BEER PONG. You need more elaboration than that? Hell, I already bought three copies! Maybe I should have made THIS one the Pick of the Week....naaah.

The Widow's Might (2009)

Little Angels (2009) Couldn't find it in IMDb, but there IS a review over at christiancinema.com

Half-Life (2008) Even more info at Wolfe (wolfevideo.com)

Notting Hill (UK/USA, 1999) Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant Pretty sure this is a rerelease(1/3)

"ARCHIVE" RELEASES FROM MGM
Late for Dinner (1991) (12/31)
Return to Paradise (1953) Gary Cooper (12/31)
Welcome to Woop Woop (Australia/UK, 1997) (12/31)
Two for the Seesaw (1962) Robert Mitchum, Shirley MacLaine (12/31)
Chains of Gold (1991) John Travolta, Marilu Henner (12/31)

PLAY OF THE WEEK
There is One in Every Family (play) Shirley Murdock

DOCUMENTARY OF THE WEEK
Facing Ali (USA/Canada, 2009)

"DOUBLE FEATURES" FROM SONY
Matilda & The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
Bad Boys/Bad Boys II
Muppets From Space & The Muppets Take Manhattan
The Devil's Own & Donnie Brasco
Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams & Things Are Tough All Over
About Last Night & St Elmo's Fire
A Few Good Men & Jerry Maguire
The Missing & The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
My Girl 1&2
The Blue Lagoon & The Return to the Blue Lagoon (2pc)
Casualties of War & Black Hawk Down
First Knight & Robin & Marian (2pc)
Breakin All the Rules & Two Can Play That Game

SLUMBER PARTY PACKS FROM SONY - TWO MOVIES AND...
Annie & Annie: Royal Adventure Includes "fabulous gem stickers to decorate your nails!" Also, it comes in a pretty pink box! I'm sensing these aren't for BOY slumber parties...
The Babysitter's Club & Troop Beverly Hills Also includes gem stickers for the fingernails
Hollie Hobbie: Best Friends Forever & Surprise Party Includes a "colorful bead kit" for the making of friendship bracelets!
Madeline & Matilda (2pc) (Rpkg) Includes colored chalk! WHY?!
Roxy Hunter: The Mystery Moody Ghost & The Secret of Shaman Includes a bead kit
My Girl & My Girl 2 (2pc) (Rpkg) Don't have a picture, but I will follow the pattern and guess there's chalk in this one, too

FURN FILMS OF THE WEEK

Nuns of Saint Archangel (Le Monache di Sant'Arcangelo - France/Italy, 1973) (1/1)
Kid With the Golden Arm (Dub Sub) (Jin Bei Tong - Hong Kong, 1979)
Versus (2000) (3pc) (Dub Sub) [Blu-ray] (USA/Japan, 2000)

One Foot Off the Ground (Ji Quan Bu Ning - China, 2006)
Assembly (Ws Sub Ac3 Dol Enh) [Blu-ray] (Ji Jie Hao - Hong Kong/China, 2007)
Hansel & Gretel (South Korea, 2007)

Tactical Unit: No Way Out (Ws Sub Ac3 Dol) (Kei Tung Bou Deui: Juet Lou - Hong Kong, 2008)
Accident [Blu-ray] (Yi Ngoi - Hong Kong, 2009) (import)
Blood Pledge (Dub Sub) (South Korea, 2009)
First 7th Night (Ws Sub Ac3 Dol Enh) (Tau Chut - Hong Kong, 2009)

Just for fun, here are some of them again!
Assembly [Blu-ray]
Tactical Unit: No Way Out
The First 7th Night

RELEASES FROM ALPHA HOME ENTERTAINMENT (oldies.com) WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE BY ACTUAL DATE OF RELEASE
Lil Abner
Lure of Hollywood (aka The Reckless Way)
Adventures Of Robin Hood, Volume 21
Annie Oakley, Volume 8
Adventures of Fu Manchu, Volume 2
Ghost Town
Outside of Paradise
Colorado
Song of Nevada
Young Dynamite
Danger on the Air
Overland Stagecoach
Riders Of Black Mountain
Wolves of the Range
Tornado
Sweepstake Annie
Apache Rose
Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet, Volume 16
Golden Age Theater, Volume 10
Cisco Kid: The Gay Amigo (1949) / Satan's Cradle (1949) (2-DVD)
Sword & Muscleman, Volume 1 (5-DVD)
Get That Girl

PUBLIC DOMAIN-Y LOOKIN' COLLECTIONS *NOT* ON ALPHA VIDEO OF THE WEEK
What we have HERE are a bunch of cheapo collections from "Pacific Entertainment," a legitimate (sounding) operation if you've ever heard of one. Aside from that distributor's name, you get NO information about these! I can speculate with confidence that for $5.99, the 25* "classics" you're gonna get are probably not the best video quality, not to mention "entertainment" quality. In fact, if you've got six bucks to burn, maybe you should just donate it to ME and I'LL try to provide you with some "classic" entertainment. For instance...here's how I hambone!
25 Action Classics
26 Gangster Classics *(or 26)
25 Horror Classics
25 Mystery Classics
25 War Classics
25 Western Classics
25 Sci Fi Classics

For no real apparent reason, here they all are again!
25 Action Classics
26 Gangster Classics
25 Horror Classics
25 Mystery Classics
25 War Classics
25 Western Classics
25 Sci Fi Classics

AND THE REST OF THE MOVIES OF THE WEEK
They Must Eat (2006) More info at R-Squared Films (rsquaredfilms.com)
Be Mine (2009) Not in IMDb - more info at Ariztical (ariztical.com)
Evil Offspring (direct to video?) Not in IMDb but shares a lot of personnel with "They Must Eat" above - more info at R-Squared

And finally...
Princess of Mars (direct to video, 2009) Antonio Sabato Jr., Traci Lords - classic The Asylum spiel breathlessly states: "From Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel! The classic story that inspired James Cameron's AVATAR." Expect Avatar had a budget of, like, a BILLION dollars, while this one surely cost about a grand. And it surely shows! More fun and trailer at - where else? - The Asylum (theasylum.cc)



ANIME OF THE WEEK

Blassreiter: Part 2
Baccano! The Complete Series Box Set
Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes - Movie
Dragonaut: The Resonance, Complete Series Part 2
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle: Season 2 Set

Legend of Lyon Flare: Collection 2 - Into the Erogenous Zone Did I say anime? I meant SEXY anime

Genshiken 2: Volume 3 (Dub Sub)



KIDZ RELEAZEZ OF THE WEEK

WordWorld: My Fuzzy Valentine
Mighty Machines: Chomp! Crunch! Tear! (1/4)
WordWorld: Sheep's a Star (1/1)
WordWorld: Rocket to the Moon (1/1)



MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Kristine W Double DVD Collection Rescheduled from 12/15

Wow, that's like IT. (For now, at least!)

LEARNIN'
Great Fiddle Lessons: Bluegrass & Old Time Style Brad Leftwich

HIP HOP/ZINE OF THE WEEK
The Game Has Changed 2



CLASSICAL OF THE WEEK

Bach - St. Matthew Passion (DVD Audio)



SPORTS!
Actually, nothing but motorcycles this week...

Achievable Dream - The Motorcycle Adventure Travel Guide - Part 3 - On the Road! More info at Horizons Unlimited! (horizonsunlimited.com) (12/30)
Bike Rally USA: Renegade Road (1/1)



SWEAT OF THE WEEK

The Spark: Fit, Firm & Fired Up in 10 Minutes a Day Nicole Nichols
SparkPeople Cardio Blast with Coach Nicole Nicole Nichols
Ballroom Yoga Christina Castelanelli (1/1)
The No OM Zone Kimberly Fowler (1/4)



SMUT OF THE WEEK

Double Agents (Full) - sorry, guys - one more week with only a bondage video to keep you hot!



ET CETERA

YOU NEED A DVD TO LEARN "POINT AND SHOOT?"
Point and Shoot Photography with Mark Duehmig, Show Me How Videos I have to say, this cover doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the instructor (12/31)

FIGHTING FIRE WITH...A DVD
Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics Video Series #14: Multiple Dwellings, Garden Apartments and Townhouses (12/31)

And FINALLY...

THE BEST WAY TO MEET YOUR SOUL MATE IS BY STAYING HOME AND WATCHING A DVD YOU BOUGHT ON THE INTERNET
The Secrets of Meeting Women and Men "A TEN DAY PROGRAM FOR SUCCESS! A SIMPLE GUIDE TO FULFILLING YOUR LOVE LIFE! MEET THE MAN OR WOMAN OF YOUR DREAMS TODAY!" Wow, that's a lot of capital letters. More at MVD (mvdb2b.com)

Hey, we did it! Happy 2009!

We'll take some periodic checks later to see how this holds up - maybe I should try to move up my posting date to have this available sooner. (Of course, when I only have to look at 100 instead of 400, it's a lot easier for me to think this way. ;-) ) And of course, we'll post a final update right around Monday the 28th and then close the books on another year of time down the drain!

Vacation beckons (after Friday) - see you much later!




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Yes, because the second part of the season doesn't begin until April 13, 2010.

It's unclear how Fox is handling the DVD release of the second part of the season, though. From TVshowsonDVD.com:


    UPDATE: While our (multiple) sources for the above information provided a title of "Glee - Season 1, Volume 2" for the follow-up release, emphasizing another half-season set, we've quickly received an e-mail from reader Amber Bewley characterizing this information as "incorrect". She points us to a Variety story that is almost a month old (but which nobody had previously made us aware of). In that story, writer Michael Schneider says that Fox "plans to release another DVD containing the show's full first season (emphasis is ours) sometime in mid-2010." Schneider's Variety story goes on to explain that the December 29th release of Glee - Season 1, Volume 1 will come enclosed with a voucher, which "can be used toward purchase of the full season box set."

    The method for how this voucher would be redeemed was not described; please read the story at the above link for all the available details. We should emphasize that this does NOT match the info we received from our contacts earlier today; we'll double-check with them tomorrow and see if they have been given any info from the studio about a full-season set. It COULD be that both types of packages will be offered, but that's just a possibility worth mentioning.

Link (tvshowsondvd.com)

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NEW ADDS FOR THIS WEEK:
Orgullo Pasion Y Gloria: Tres Noches En Mexico (The W at Amazon) Metallica (import) - rescheduled from last week?
Orgullo Pasion Y Gloria: Tres Noches En Mexico [Blu-ray]

The Way Things Go (Der Lauf der Dinge - USA/Switzerland, 1987) (1/1)

The Amos & Andy Show - Vol. 2 - 20 Episodes (12/31)

Ableton Live 8: Advance Level (Full) Expert knob twiddling

MotherTouch: Touch Techniques for Birth If I massage you THIS way, you give birth! (1/1)

Backpack the Grand Canyon -DVD (12/31)

Murder on the Yukon (B&W)
On the Spot (B&W)

Sherlock Holmes Film Festival (2pc)
15 Movie Star Films (2pc)
Alfred Hitchcock: 15 Films (2pc)
Three Stooges: 75th Anniversary (2pc)
15 Wild Westerns: Marshals (2pc)
Animal Kingdom
Oceans Alive
Victory at Sea (2pc)
Power Passion Murder: 12 Films (2pc)
Nasa: 50 Years of Space
History of the Space Shuttle
Wild Africa
Weapons That Changed War
Predators of the Deep
Century of Flight
Mysteries of the Deep
Mafia: La Cosa Nostra
15 World War II Movies 1 (2pc)
15 World War II Movies 2 (2pc)
Railway Journeys
Love Life & Romance: 12 Films (2pc)

RETROACTIVELY RESCHEDULED (AVAILABLE NOW?):
Kristine W Double DVD Collection (12/15)
Great Fiddle Lessons: Bluegrass & Old Time Style (12/21)

RESCHEDULED TO 1/5:
They Must Eat

RESCHEDULED TO 1/19:
The Game Has Changed 2

RESCHEDULED TO 1/26:
One Foot Off the Ground

RESCHEDULED TO 3/30:
Versus (2000) (3pc) (Dub Sub) [Blu-ray]

NOW SHOWING UNAVAILABLE:
Assembly [Blu-ray]
Diagnosis: Death
Get That Girl
Accident [Blu-ray]
25 War Classics
25 Western Classics
25 Horror Classics
25 Mystery Classics
25 Action Classics
26 Gangster Classics
25 Sci Fi Classics

TOP PREORDERS OF THE WEEK!
1 1 Glee, Vol. One: Road to Sectionals
2 4 Paranormal Activity
3 2 9
4 3 9 [Blu-ray]
5 5 Paranormal Activity (2-Disc Digital Copy Edition) [Blu-ray]
6 7 Jennifer's Body (+ Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
7 6 Jennifer's Body
8 9 A Perfect Getaway (Theatrical/Unrated Director's Cut)
9 8 United States of Tara: Season One
10 11 A Perfect Getaway (Unrated Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]
11 10 Emily of New Moon: The Complete Second Season
12 -- Paranormal Activity Limited Collector's Edition
13 12 Carriers
14 13 Baccano! The Complete Series Box Set
15 16 The Marine 2
16 -- Orgullo Pasion Y Gloria: Tres Noches En Mexico [Blu-ray]
17 14 Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes - Movie
18 21 The Marine 2 [Blu-ray]
19 19 Weather Girl
20 20 Princess of Mars
21 17 Facing Ali
22 -- Vampire Killers
23 18 Whale Wars: Season 2
24 15 Mighty Machines: Chomp! Crunch! Tear!

Dropping out from last week's check were The Spark: Fit, Firm & Fired Up in 10 Minutes a Day, WordWorld: My Fuzzy Valentine and Bad Boys/Bad Boys II

CURRENT TOP PREORDERS OF NEXT WEEK:
1 Chuck: The Complete Second Season
2 Big Love: The Complete Third Season
3 Chuck: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray]
4 The Final Destination
5 The Final Destination [Blu-ray]
6 Good Witch
7 Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus (Story 5)
8 10 Things I Hate About You (Two Disc Special Edition - Includes DVD & Digital Copy)
9 Thomas & Friends: Splish, Splash, Splosh!
10 Independent Lens: Between the Folds
11 Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma (Story 137)
12 Backyardigans: Join the Adventurers Club
13 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Two-Disc Super-Sized Edition)
14 Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures - The Complete Series
15 10 Things I Hate About You - Special Edition [Blu-ray]
16 SuperFriends: Season One, Vol. One
17 The Green Berets [Blu-ray]
18 Kendra: The Complete First Season
19 Riding Giants [Blu-ray]
20 50 Dead Men Walking [Blu-ray]
21 Brava Italia
22 Trucker
23 D. Gray-man: Season Two, Part Two
24 Battlestar Galactica: Season One [Blu-ray]

CURRENT TOP PREORDERED RELEASE FOR THE WEEK OF...
See if YOU can figure out what was recently announced!
* 1/12: The Hurt Locker [Blu-ray]
1/19: Weeds: Season Five
* 1/26: Michael Jackson: This Is It
* 2/2: Zombieland [Blu-ray]
* 2/9: Celtic Thunder: It's Entertainment!
2/16: Bleach Uncut Box Set: Season 4, Part 2
2/23: Midsomer Murders: Set 14
3/2: Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks (Story 152) (Special Edition
3/9: Vexille [Blu-ray]

Back.....LATER!



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