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.
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]
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.
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)
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)
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
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)
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
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?)
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.
Originally posted by samoflangeI find it ridiculous that people pre-order DVDs 2 months in advance.
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.
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.
NBC took control of USA on Thursday, May 13, 2004. (Thursday before the upfront.) NBC Uni doesn't bring as much potential to the table as Viacom did (radio, billboards, multiple cable outlets like MTV)