CRZ Big Brother Administrator Since: 9.12.01 From: ミネアポリス Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 14 hours # 1 Posted on 2.7.09 1742.40 | Instant Rating: 8.51 Hi there! Here come the 164 DVDs and 12 Blu-rays which you can find on Tuesday (except for a few of them which will appear later in the week) along with the assorted information, links and goodies you may have come to expect from me every week. Thankfully, with the Independence Day holiday approaching, it was a light load, even though we'll all have recovered by Tuesday. Hopefully. PICK OF THE WEEK Peanuts: 1960's Collection (A Charlie Brown Christmas / Charlie Brown's All-Stars / It's the Great Pumpkin / You're in Love / He's Your Dog / It Was a Short Summer) (The W at Amazon) Having just come back from a visit to the Schulz museum in Santa Rosa (schulzmuseum.org), the timing couldn't be better. Two of these haven't appeared on DVD before, but on the down side bonus features on earlier individual releases didn't make it into this collection, so you may have to double dip even if you avoided the earlier releases, depending on how manic a collector you feel like being. Of course, as I type this there are some ridiculously low-priced used copies of three of them floating about... TV OF THE WEEK Hope you're OLD because the two big series out this week are... Matlock: The Third Season] (NBC, 1988-9) Matlock: Seasons 1-3 Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Tenth Season (CBS, 1993-4) Kath & Kim - Season One (NBC, 2008-9) I believe that's Season ONLY as well - Molly Shannon, Selma Blair Third Watch: The Complete Second Season (NBC, 2000-1) Third Watch: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 SOD: Michelangelo Revealed (WNET, 2009) More info at Secrets of the Dead (pbs.org) FRONTLINE: The Released (WGBH, 2009) More info at FRONTLINE (pbs.org) Mystery Science Theater 3000: XV The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy, The Girl in Lovers Lane, Zombie Nightmare, and Racket Girls. More info and previews at Shout! Factory (shoutfactorystore.com) Reno 911!: The Complete Sixth Season (Comedy Central, 2009) I don't even think this season has finished airing yet! Also: "Reno 911!" is still on the air?! The Universe: The Complete Season 2 (History, 2007-8) The Universe: The Complete Season Two (History Channel) [Blu-ray] Ruby: A Journey to Lose the First 100 Lbs. (Style, 2008-9) "Favorite episodes from Season 1" means "we didn't think you'd buy the entire season, even if it was only eight episodes" Moon Machines (Science Channel) TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK Mr. Rock N Roll: The Alan Freed Story (NBC, 1999) Madchen Amick, Judd Nelson and "special appearance by Paula Abdul!" Coco Chanel (Lifetime, 2008) Shirley MacLaine IS - Malcolm McDowell CANADIAN TV OF THE WEEK War of 1812 (miniseries, Canada, 1999) Trailer at BFS (bfsent.com) Shining Mountains (miniseries, Canada, 2005) The Rockies - trailer at BFS BRITISH TV OF THE WEEK Doctor Who: The Rescue / The Romans (Episodes 11 & 12) (BBC, 1965) The Doctor (William Hartnell) picks up Vicki, then meets Nero - six episodes in all Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen (Episode 138) (BBC, 1985) The Doctor (Colin Baker) and Peri open up Season 22 with an old foe Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Movie Collection - Set 4 (ITV, 2008) Episodes 1 & 2 of Series 11 - recently aired on "Mystery!" on PBS Callan: Set 1 (ITV, 1970) Edward Woodward IS - this is Series 3 (the first colour season, I am told) Chris Ryan's Elite Police (UK, 2008) MOVIES OF THE WEEK THE BIG ONES Knowing (USA/UK, 2009) The numbers are trying to TELL him something! Nicolas Cage Knowing [Blu-ray] The Unborn (2009) "Yeah, you would have had a twin brother, but he died while you were in the womb." I am so glad we are once again exposed to that commercial - and that line - just one more time. Includes theatrical AND unrated, "too terrifying for theatres" versions - you lucky dog! The Unborn [Blu-ray] Push (Canada/UK/USA, 2009) Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Djimon Hounsou - I do not recall this movie at all, but it was out in February Push [Blu-ray] Night Train (USA/Germany/Romania, 2009) Danny Glover, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn Night Train [Blu-ray] Not to confuse it with... Night Stalker (direct to video, 2009) A Day in the Life (Estonia/USA, 2009) Omar Epps, Sticky Fingaz (also directed!!), Mekhi Phifer, Michael Rapaport, Bokeem Woodbine, Faizon Love - you know what they say about hip-hop action films financed by Estonians...they can't afford a website and have to settle for MySpace (myspace.com) WTF OF THE WEEK Evil Bong 2: King Bong (2009) You don't have to be high to enjoy this movie - but I bet it REALLY helps. Trailer at Metacafe (metacafe.com) WTF RUNNER-UP OF THE WEEK See Dick Run (2009) Answering the question "What's Kel Mitchell been up to?" Secondarily, "what's Todd Bridges been up to?" (What's scary is I used this EXACT SAME JOKE a month ago for a different release by this same distributor, except I used Jordan Knight and Joe Jackson instead) - anyway, they have a MySpace (myspace.com) and try not to let your eyes settle on the all caps phrase "HIS PENIS IS GONE!" on your way to the trailer STRANGEST CAST LIST OF THE WEEK Flying By (2009) Billy Ray Cyrus, Heather Locklear, Olesya Rublin, Patricia Neal - it DOES scream out "Lifetime Movie Network" now that you mention it - more info at MTI (mtivideo.com) RIPOFF OF THE WEEK The Prodigy (UK/USA, 2009) It's animated, kung fu is involved, and a panda is in it. HMMMMMMM. UNIVERSAL'S "BACKLOT" RELEASES OF THE WEEK The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) Henry Fonda, Fred MacMurray, Sylvia Sidney Beau Geste (1939) Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey Lonely are the Brave (1962) Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau KINO OF THE WEEK John Barrymore Collection (Sherlock Holmes / Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / The Beloved Rogue / Tempest) (4pc) (Silent) (Full) More info at Kino (kino.com) - previously available separate was Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920) - newly available separately are the other three: Sherlock Holmes (1922) (Silent) The Beloved Rogue (1926) (Silent) (1927) Tempest (1928) (Silent) (B&W) EXPENSIVE VERSIONS OF MOVIES YOU ALREADY OWN (aka the Blu-ray section) The Deep [Blu-ray] (1977) Jacqueline Bisset invents the wet T-shirt look - Robert Shaw, Nick Nolte, Louis Gossett Jr., Eli Wallach, did I mention Jacqueline Bisset in her wet T-shirt? I think that's why they invented Blu-ray! Grumpy Old Men [Blu-ray] (1993) In Memory of My Father [Blu-ray] (USA/Austria, 2005) Jeremy Sisto, Christopher Jaymes (also directed), music by Belle & Sebastian! Flight 666 [Blu-ray] (2009) DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WEEK The Peacekeepers (Canada/France, 2005) The UN at the DR of the Congo - more info and trailer at BFS (bfsent.com) Run Robot Run! (Canada, 2006) Clones (UK, 2007) Cloning humans (maybe) - more info at Pathfinder (pathfinderpictures.com) Resolved (2007) Yes, a documentary about your high school debate team. Enjoy! Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes (2008) More info at Docurama (docurama.com) The Little Red Truck (2008) Nursery University (2008) The right preschool can make or break a child! Start panicking NOW! Even more info at Docurama Dinner with Brakhage and Gamow (2009?) Sounds enthralling - trailer at Igor's site (gamow.com) YES, THERE'S STILL MONEY TO BE MADE OFF THIS DUDE Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader (7/10) DVDs FOR MORMONS Trail Of Hope: The Story Of The Mormon Trail (KUED, 1997) More info at Groberg Films (grobergfilms.com) Sweetwater Rescue: The Willie & Martin Handcart Story (KBYU/WETA, 2006?) More info at Groberg Films America's Choir: The Story Of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (PBS?, 2004) More info at - you guessed it - Groberg Films Trail of Hope:Story of the Mormon Tra Same as above? Sweetwater Rescue:Willie & Martin Han Same as above? FURN FILMS OF THE WEEK If they're not Asian, they're probably gay! Le Jupon Rouge (France, 1987) Les Bians, as the French would say (not) - more info at Strand (strandreleasing.com) Samsara (Lun Hui - China, 1988) Ma Saison Super 8 (France, 2005) Four Windows (Vier Fenster - Germany, 2006) More on these two over at Water Bearer (waterbearerfilms.com) One Missed Call Final (Chakushin Ari Final - Japan, 2006) The Story Of An Abducted Woman (嫁給大山的女人 - China, 2007) Shaolin Grandma (Shôrin Babaa - Japan, 2008) "Nonononono... I said Kung Fun PANDA." AND THE REST OF THE MOVIES Near Dark (1987) Lance Henriksen sighting of the week Jack Weyland's Charly (2002) Scorched (2003) Alicia Silverstone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Woody Harrelson, John Cleese, David Krumholtz Clipping Adam (2004) Clipping Adam Same thing, two bucks more? Clipping Adam Same thing, different distributor? (I wonder how many copies of this movie go on sale Tuesday? Oh, wait. This is it. OK.) Five Fingers (2006) Laurence Fishburne, Ryan Philippe, Colm Meaney Dead Wood (UK, 2007) Lovely by Surprise (2007) Lovely By Surprise Same as above, different distributor, $1 cheaper? River's End (2007) Whisper Island (2007) The Eleventh Hour (2008) Garrison (2008) Garrison Same as above, different distributor? Passage (Canada, 2008) More info and trailer at BFS (bfsent.com) The Watermelon (2008) Applause for Miss E (made for TV?, 2009) A little more info at Image (image-entertainment.com) Border Town (2009) More info and trailer at Maverick (maverickentertainment.cc) Decomposed (2009) More info and trailer at Emphasis (emphasisentertainment.com) One Man's Treasure (2009) COMEDY OF THE WEEK Jeff Garlin: Young and Handsome: A Night with Jeff Garlin Previews at Shout! Factory (shoutfactorystore.com) ALLEGED COMEDY OF THE WEEK The Dawn! Show, Vol. 2 Uhhh, I think that's actually "The Damn! Show" featuring Yucko the Clown - more info at The DAMN! Show (damnshow.com) and REALLY LOUD TRAILER at Metacafe (metacafe.com) ANIME OF THE WEEK Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka - Japan, 1988) Now and Then, Here and There: Collection Those Who Hunt Elves: Complete Collection Freedom: Complete Collection Freedom, Vol. 1 Kiddy Grade: Box Set (Viridian Collection 2) Kaze No Stigma: Season 1 Part 1 - Wind Twelve Kingdoms Complete Series Naughty College School Girls You don't say! Destined For Love: The Promise Crimson Climax: Cursed Beginnings Angel Blade KIDZ RELEAZEZ OF THE WEEK Sesame Street: Bedtime With Elmo Power Rangers RPM, Vol. 1: Start Your Engines Animated Family Adventures Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Alice in Wonderland, and Jungle Book - none of which look like the versions I remember, if you catch my drift - more info at Image (image-entertainment.com) Gladiformers: Transforming Gladiators "These are very special cars that have the ability to transform into powerful robot fighters, each with their own unique disguise." GOSH, that sounds familiar. Trailer at Branscome Int'l (branscomeinternational.com) Gigi-#4-Pink Ballerina Gigi, you may recall, is "God's Little Princess" - I THINK it's this one (thomasnelson.com) Read & Share-V04 That's "Read and Share DVD Bible" - more info at Thomas Nelson (thomasnelson.com) How John Deere Makes Tractors (John Deere Country, Part 3) (7/13) MUSIC OF THE WEEK Legends & Lyrics, Vol. 1 [Blu-ray] From the public broadcasting series - Randy Owen, Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin Legends & Lyrics Vol. 2 [Blu-ray] Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx, 3 Doors Down - more info on both at www.legendsandlyrics.com New Morning: The Paris Concert Yellowjackets Shadowland: Edge of Night Edge of Night Shadowland - same as above? LEARNIN' Kids Guitar Course Complete Not to be confused with Modesto celebrity "Kid" Guitar Guitar Quick Licks:Albert Lee 12 Bar Rock Jam:Stuart Bull Vol 2 Rock Impro CLASSICAL OF THE WEEK Violette Verdy: The Artist Teacher Verdi: Rigoletto EN ESPAÑOL OF THE WEEK De Rodillas (2008) Asesinos en la Carretera ¡am;Tres Películas! SPORTS! NHL: Stanley Cup 2008-2009 Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins NHL: Stanley Cup 2008-2009 Champions/Sidney Crosby: On the Ice and Beyond WWE: Extreme Rules 2009 It's a LITTLE bit cheaper over at the WWE Shop (wweshop.com) TNA: Against All Odds 2009 Pride 31: Unbreakable 2/26/06, Saitama Motox: Evolution of the Trick (Full) Probably a misspelled version of next week's Moto X: Evolution of the Trick? I HAD NO BETTER PLACE TO PUT THE LOWRIDER DVD OF THE WEEK Streets of Cali Lowrider Videos, Vol. 1 SWEAT OF THE WEEK Richard Simmons: Boogie Down The Pounds I WAS LED TO BELIEVE THAT IN HEAVEN, I WOULD ALREADY HAVE PERFECT ABS Heaven's Gym - Inspiration Heaven's Gym - Hope Heaven's Gym - Courage Heaven's Gym - Power Heaven's Gym - Focus Heaven's Gym - Reflection Heaven's Gym - Outlook I'm amazed that these two ladies wear different colours on EVERY cover WIGGLIN' Bellydance W/ Jillina: Drum Solo Choreography Vol 3 SMUT OF THE WEEK Exposing Sturgis I'm sure I could put this somewhere else, but...you know, we're both adults. I think we all know what the deal is here - especially with (known motorcycle enthusiast?) Stormy Daniels on the cover YES, I UNDERSTAND THEY'RE GOING WILD? Girls Gone Wild: Hottest Texas Coeds Girls Gone Wild: Hottest Texas Coeds [Blu-ray] Girls Gone Wild: Best of Girls Who Crave Sex Too Much for TV Presents: International Hotties I SUPPORT YOUR RIGHT TO BE INTO THAT, BUT....EWWWWWW Angel's Bondage Session Naughty in Nylons ET CETERA DVDs ABOUT CHINA FROM GZ BEAUTY Shanghai "Chinese Travel" Tibetan Buddhism In China "Chinese Culture" seems culturally biased against a free Tibet, but who am I to argue DVD box copy... Buddhism In China Different from above, but also a "Chinese Culture" DVD - more on all of these at www.beauty626.com (who's buying their domain names, anyway?) MAKING MASSAGE FEEL UNSEXY, ONE DVD AT A TIME Basic Massage Therapy Baby Massage Therapy: Newborns, Infants & Toddlers Ewww...massaging babies... Basic Massage Therapy Basic Massage Therapy V2.0 Massage Therapy For Professionals Massage Therapy For Professionals V2.0 The Complete Massage Pack: Basic & Professional Massage Therapy The Complete Massage Pack: Basic & Professional Massage Therapy V2.0 Here's most of them again! Baby Massage Therapy:Newborns Infants Basic Massage Therapy V2 0 Massage Therapy for Professionals Massage Therapy for Professionals V2 Complete Massage Pack:Basic Professio Complete Massage Pack:Basic Profes V2 RELEASE OF MYSTERY Farewell to My Concubine Maybe "Farewell My Concubine" - maybe something completely different! Better not risk it! TRAVELLING WITHOUT MOVING Paris Florence San Francisco London Maui Rome Hong Kong Barcelona If covers are to be believed, each includes a relevant street map and guidebook TRAVELLING WITHIN A VERY SMALL NICHE Scotland's Lighthouses: An Exploration of Working Landmarks AND FINALLY... Birth as We Know It I'll...uh...be out in the waiting room, honey. Smoking. More info at - ugh - Birth Into Being (birthintobeing.com) I DEMAND you post a reply RIGHT NOW! (This usually doesn't work, but it doesn't hurt to ask!) Come back Monday and we'll see what's changed just before release. (edited by CRZ on 24.7.09 1317) Promote this thread!
geemoney Scrapple Since: 26.1.03 From: Naples, FL Since last post: 18 days Last activity: 1 hour
AIM: # 2 Posted on 2.7.09 1922.44 | Instant Rating: 7.72 Yeah, Reno 911 is still around, and with two new cast members. I still make it appointment TV, and it hasn't really dropped a ton in quality I don't think, even though I'd much rather have Garcia and Johnson back then the two new guys, who do nothing for me.
CRZ Big Brother Administrator Since: 9.12.01 From: ミネアポリス Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 14 hours # 3 Posted on 6.7.09 1145.03 | Instant Rating: 8.51 NEWLY ADDED FOR TUESDAY: Ozone West 3 DVD (The W at Amazon) CandyGirl Video: Sugar Rush - Starring Jenni Lee (Autumn Westin, Addie Juniper, Kobe Lee & more) RESCHEDULED FOR 7/14: Shadowland: Edge of Night NOW SHOWING UNAVAILABLE: Gladiformers: Transforming Gladiators Guitar Quick Licks:Albert Lee 12 Bar Basic Massage Therapy Massage Therapy for Professionals Complete Massage Pack:Basic Professio Baby Massage Therapy:Newborns Infants Basic Massage Therapy V2 0 Complete Massage Pack:Basic Profes V2 Massage Therapy for Professionals V2 Rock Jam:Stuart Bull Vol 2 Rock Impro Farewell to My Concubine Edge of Night Naughty College School Girls TOP 24 PREORDERS FOR RELEASES OF THE WEEK OF 7/7 1 1 Knowing 2 2 Knowing [Blu-ray] 7 3 Push 3 4 Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Tenth Season 5 5 Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Movie Collection - Set 4 4 6 Mystery Science Theater 3000: XV 8 7 Third Watch: The Complete Second Season 10 8 Push [Blu-ray] 6 9 Flight 666 [Blu-ray] 9 10 Matlock: The Third Season 11 11 Doctor Who: The Rescue / The Romans (Episodes 11 & 12) 12 12 Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen (Episode 138) 13 13 Peanuts: 1960's Collection (A Charlie Brown Christmas / Charlie Brown's All-Stars / It's the Great Pumpkin / You're in Love / He's Your Dog / It Was a Short Summer) 19 14 NHL: Stanley Cup 2008-2009 Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins 17 15 The Unborn 15 16 Lonely are the Brave 14 17 Reno 911!: The Complete Sixth Season 18 18 The Deep [Blu-ray] 21 19 Coco Chanel 23 20 Beau Geste 24 21 The Unborn [Blu-ray] 22 22 Sesame Street: Bedtime With Elmo -- 23 Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes -- 24 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Dropping out from last week's check: Petticoat Junction: The Official Second Season (which was retroactively rescheduled to 2001!) and The Universe: The Complete Season Two (History Channel) [Blu-ray]. TOP 24 PREORDERS FOR RELEASES OF THE WEEK OF 7/14 1 Mad Men: Season 2 2 Take Me Home 3 The State: The Complete Series 4 Leverage: The First Season 5 Mad Men: Season Two [Blu-ray] 6 Grey Gardens (HBO) 7 Bleach Uncut Box Set, Vol. 3: The Rescue w/ Limited Collector's Hollow Mask 8 Bewitched: The Complete Eighth Season 9 ER: The Complete Eleventh Season 10 The Color of Magic 11 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero: Season 1.1 12 The Wiggles Go Bananas! 13 For All Mankind- Criterion Collection [Blu-ray] 14 Wire in the Blood: The Complete Sixth Season 15 Peyton Place: Part Two 16 Ni Hao Kai-Lan: Kai-Lan's Great Trip to China 17 The Towering Inferno [Blu-ray] 18 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - Collection Four 19 The Edge of Love 20 The Haunting in Connecticut (Unrated Special Edition) 21 Hangin' Tough Live 22 2008-2009 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers 23 The Haunting in Connecticut (Single-Disc Edition) 24 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon / Curse of the Golden Flower / House of Flying Daggers Trilogy [Blu-ray] And not much change amongst the current version of the future #1s... 7/21: Watchmen (Director's Cut + Digital Copy and BD-Live) [Blu-ray] 7/28: Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5 8/4: Race to Witch Mountain (Single-Disc Edition) * 8/11: I Love You, Man 8/18: Dexter: The Complete Third Season 8/25: NCIS: The Complete Sixth Season 9/1: Gladiator [Blu-ray] 9/8: The Office - Season Five 9/15: X-Men Origins: Wolverine Until next time, SEE YA! (edited by CRZ on 6.7.09 1145)
samoflange Lap cheong Since: 22.2.04 From: Cambridge, MA Since last post: 1103 days Last activity: 1095 days # 4 Posted on 6.7.09 1228.45 | Instant Rating: 6.32 I find it ridiculous that people pre-order DVDs 2 months in advance. Lloyd: When I met Mary, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling, where I'd do anything to bone her. Harry: That's a special feeling.
CRZ Big Brother Administrator Since: 9.12.01 From: ミネアポリス Since last post: 3 days Last activity: 14 hours # 5 Posted on 6.7.09 1251.08 | Instant Rating: 8.51 I'd agree with you EXCEPT that for stuff you KNOW you would be getting on Day One anyway, preordering as soon as possible ensures you will pay Amazon's lowest offered price from the time you order it until the day of release, and in today's economy, a couple bucks here or there never hurts. Originally posted by samoflange I find it ridiculous that people pre-order DVDs 2 months in advance. Also, it doesn't take a LOT of copies to move something up to #1 early out...this is why you see some weeks changing a few times before we actually get there.
odessasteps Scrapple Since: 2.1.02 From: MD, USA Since last post: 859 days Last activity: 826 days # 6 Posted on 6.7.09 1828.44 | Instant Rating: 7.03
If it's something I really want and I know I'm going to order, I don't see the harm in pre-ordering. Usually, I'll only pre-order if I am placing an order at the same time. In the old days, I would get DVDs from Amazon on the Satruday before the street date. Mark Coale Odessa Steps Magazine The Affirmation, Baby Blog