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(For previous weeks' lists, click on the "DVD" thread icon, or use these individual links: week beginning 1/2 - 1/9 - 1/16 - 1/23 - 1/30 - 2/6 - 2/13 - 2/20 - 2/27 - 3/6 - 3/13 - 3/20 - 3/27 - 4/3 - 4/10)

Hello.

It feels almost like a vacation this week, with only 182 blurbs for you to peruse. I'm hopeful that although the QUANTITY is down, the QUALITY is way, way up - eh, who'm I kidding.

YOU have a tax refund! BLOW it on DVDs!

Please, PLEASE, drop a line or two and talk about how seeing items on this list kick you right in the gut, grab your gonads and bring tears to your eyes.

Or, you know, you could buy something that catches your fancy. We don't mind that either. We're all about conspicuous consumption!

By the way, any of you folks that have bought something and watched it: why haven't we been blessed with your review, yet? Do your reviews suck or something? I'LL be the judge of that.

Whoring for Diggs and Netscape votes doesn't work so I certainly wouldn't do it here, unless it was some sneaky, passive-aggressive technique that you didn't notice until I pointed it out - DAMMIT

For those of you coming here for the first time, IMDb icons take you to information pages at the Internet Movie Database, while tv.com icons take you to episode lists at tv.com. There are also many other fine supplemental links to augment the sometimes meager information provided by/to Amazon. Clicking on links will ALWAYS open a new window so you can come right back here with a quick close!

Check back Monday when we'll have Amazon's Top 24 pre-orders and any late updates!

I think we're all accustomed to it, so let's stay in our comfort zone and begin with a

PICK OF THE WEEK: The Venture Bros. - Season Two (The W at Amazon) (2006) A no-brainer. The most perfect creation in the history of television is back with another 13 episodes on 2 discs and I bet there's some awesome extras as well
If you haven't seen season one, you should probably get them both and watch them in order, or things might make less sense.
The Venture Bros.: Seasons One and Two (2003-6)



MOVIES

Freedom Writers (Widescreen Edition) (2007) Hilary Swank - Is this the first major 2007 release out on DVD this year?
Freedom Writers (Full Screen Edition)

Smokin' Aces (Widescreen Edition) (2007) Or maybe THIS is the first major 2007 release out on DVD this year?
Smokin' Aces (Full Screen Edition)
Smokin' Aces [Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD]

The Last King of Scotland (Widescreen Edition) (UK, 2006) Forest Whitaker's Oscar turn as Idi Amin
The Last King of Scotland (Full-Screen Edition)

NEW VERSIONS OF MOVIES YOU ALREADY BOUGHT:
Spider-Man 2.1 - Unrated, Extended Cut (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition) (2004/2007) Sony's got some nerve - EIGHT minutes of new footage - pay up, suckers
Spider-Man [UMD for PSP] (2002)

"UNDER THE RADAR" MAJOR RELEASE OF THE WEEK:
Off the Black (2006) Trevor Morgan, Nick Nolte - grossed a whopping $24,425 according to Box Office Mojo (boxofficemojo.com)

EXPENSIVE NEW RELEASES OF THINGS YOU ALREADY BOUGHT ON DVD:
Dragon's Lair (Blu-ray) (1983)
Dragon's Lair (HD DVD) - hmm, these were pick of the week on 3/13 - guess they were pushed back - "no more annoying pauses at decision points" kinda ruins the experience, doesn't it?
The Dirty Dozen (1967) Blu-Ray
Enter the Dragon [Blu-ray] (1973)
School for Scoundrels [HD DVD] (2006)
The Game [HD DVD] (1997)
Feast (Unrated) [HD DVD] (2005) Wow, what a strange choice to put out on HD DVD
The Jerk [HD DVD] (1979)

CRITERION OF THE WEEK:
#381 La Haine (Hate - France, 1995) - Also see Criterion (criterionco.com)
#382 Overlord (Criterion Collection) (UK, 1975) - Criterion
#383 Brute Force (1947) - Criterion

KINO BRINGS YOU FILMS OF THE SOVIET UNION:
The Forty-First (Сорок первый - USSR, 1956) Learn more at Kino (kino.com)
Clear Skies (ясно небо - USSR, 1961) - Kino
Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven (Табор уходит в небо - USSR, 1975) - Kino
Winter Evening in Gagry (Зимний вечер в Гаграх - USSR, 1985) - Kino

FOX BRINGS THE BRITISH IMPORTS:
The History Boys (UK, 2006) "An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys pursue of sex, sport, and higher education."
Notes on a Scandal (UK, 2006) Dame Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett

NEW ON DVD FROM MGM:
Pulp (UK/Malta, 1972) Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney - ghost writer ends up investigating murder
Thieves Like Us (1974) Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall - directed by Robert Altman
True Confessions (1981) Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall
The Chocolate War (1988) John Glover in a story about a Catholic high school's candy sale

HBO:
Women and Men Double Feature (Stories of Seduction / Women and Men 2) includes "Women and Men: Stories of Seduction" (HBO, 1990) and "Women and Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules" (HBO, 1991) - each film is an anthology of three stories
The Image (HBO, 1990) Newsman's fortunes rise while his personal life plummets - Albert Finney, John Mahoney, Kathy Baker, Swoosie Kurtz, and apparently Brad Pitt has a bit part
Age Old Friends (made for TV, 1989) Hume Cronyn, Vincent Gardenia play (get this) old men
State of Emergency (HBO, 1994) Joe Mantegna, Lynn Whitfield - hospital drama - like ER, but with Dean Cameron (not really, although Dean Cameron IS in the cast list!)

SHOWTIME:
Masters of Horror - Family (Showtime, 2006) Directed by John Landis, starring George Wendt

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE BOX SET:
Highlander - Ultimate Collection (Best of the Best) Beyond the fact that it's a six disc set, Anchor Bay has NO information on this box. How many Highlander movies WERE there, anyway? (Consults IMDb) Geez...I don't know! The fact that it's titled "Best of the Best" leads me to think they're leaving out ONE of them...but maybe it's the really crappy one! You know which one I'm talking about! (I'm toally bluffing, I haven't seen ANY of them - not even the one with Edge in it)
Highlander Series:Best of the Best Bo only one disc from the above?

WTF OF THE WEEK:
Mama's Foot The South Central twins (TaettaChip & Tyrell Ellis) have two days to raise $1,000 to save their mama's....seriously. WHAT THE FUCK.
Mama's Foot AND it has a second distributor, as if it needed another one

QUESTIONABLE MARKETING OF THE WEEK:
Life After Death "An appalling saga of some of the most notorious correctional facilities through out the United States." Would YOU buy a film with the word "appalling" on the cover?

DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WEEK:
Into the Fire More info at First Run (firstrunfeatures.com)
Forgiving Dr. Mengele (2006) One Jewish woman's story
Verdict on Auschwitz (Germany, 1993) Documentary of the 1963-5 Frankfurt Auschwitz trial
Bloodline "A remarkable journey into the dark world of the American Pitbull"

FURN FILMS OF THE WEEK:
Bye Bye Brazil (Bye Bye Brasil - France/Brazil/Argentina, 1979)
Attack Force Z (Australia/Taiwan, 1982) John Philip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill - undoubtedly a lost classic
Young Soul Rebels (UK/France/Germany/Spain, 1992)
Double Happiness (Bonheur Aigre-doux - Canada, 1995) Early star turn for Sandra Oh in a story about Chinese Canadians (what?)
Malabana (Cuba/Italy, 2001)
El Hotel (El Descanso) (Argentina, 2002)
Rancid (Sweden, 2004)
La Sombra del Caminante (Colombia, 2004)
Para Que No Me Olvides (Spain, 2005)
Zoo (Japan) Anthology of five stories (one animated, four live action) by five directors, written by Otsuichi

MYSTERY WUXIA FROM FUSIAN:
Absurd Brave (Taiwan, 1969) Not in IMDb - information at Fusian Films
Bloody Mask (Taiwan, 1969) Also not in IMDb - on Fusian (secure19.nexternal.com)
More information on Fusian releases can be found at the Kung Fu Cinema site (kungfucinema.com)

ST CLAIR (PROBABLY MOSTLY PUBLIC DOMAIN) "MEGASETS" OF THE WEEK:
How the West Was Fun 9 movies
The Beverly Hillbillies Collection 28 episodes
Andy Griffith Collection 16 episodes
Cary Grant Collection Three movies - which ones? You don't need to know!
Ginger Rogers Collection Three movies - see above
Couldn't find any of them at their site (stclairent.com) yet - but I mean, you're risking ten bucks, so you know what you're getting into

AND THE REST (MOSTLY DIRECT TO DVD):
National Lampoon's Pucked (2006) Jon Bon Jovi and Estella Warren lead a cast of folks you'd expect to see in a (who keeps financing) National Lampoon flick
Blur (2007) NOTE: Not about Blur
The Marsh (Canada, 2006) Should have written "Oscar winner Forest Whitaker" on the cover
Kraken - Tentacles of the Deep (Sci Fi, 2006) Charlie O'Connell, Victoria Pratt, Jack Scalia and...a giant squid?
The Rival (made for TV, Canada/USA, 2006) Tracy Nelson, Heather Tom
The Third Wish (2005) I'm sorry, but if one of the wishes isn't "unlimited wishes" then I can't find the story believable - so, yeah, "Aladdin" can suck it, too
Alien Invasion Arizona (The Salena Incident, 2005)
Wilderness Survival for Girls (2004) An "unpredictable and shocking coming-of-age story" - Probably all they needed in the description was "remote mountain cabin" and "shot on video" to tell you what you needed to know
George and the Dragon (USA/Germany/UK, 2004) James Purefoy, Piper Perabo, Patrick Swayze, Michael Clarke Duncan and a cameo by Val Kilmer
Uh Oh! (2003) Jay Sefton, Jon Cope, Richard Moll, Lou Rawls - I never heard of this, but it sounds hilarious
Screen Door Jesus (2003) Austin production about race, faith and politics - trailer and website link at Indican (indicanpictures.com)
The Mallory Effect (Canada/USA, 2002) Montreal, early star turns by Steven Roy, Josie Maran and Victoria Pratt - trailer at Indican
The Art of Passion (Unconditional Love, 1994) Trailer available at Liberation (libent.com)
Chicken Soup for the Soul - The Gift of Love Two short films based on the books your mom probably buys
Deadlands: The Rising In the not too distant future, zombies rule Baltimore
Chapters "An explosive, true-to-life examination of being young and black in the mean streets of Memphis." - www.chaptersthemovie.com
Last Night in D-Town SPOILER ALERT: The film takes place in DETROIT - trailer at York (yorkentertainment.com)
Justice Be Damned Creepy Western - trailer at York (yorkentertainment.com)



TV

Happy Days - The Complete Second Season (ABC, 1974-5) Daddy, who was Fonzie? (23 episodes, 4 discs)
Laverne & Shirley - The Complete Second Season (ABC, 1976-7) Daddy, who were Laverne & Shirley? (23 episodes, 4 discs)
Mork & Mindy - The Complete Second Season (ABC, 1979-80) Daddy, who was...all right, enough of that. (26 episodes, 4 discs) I have vivid memories of the hour long season premiere, where we learn that Orkans shrink if they take anything in tablet form

Murder, She Wrote - The Complete Sixth Season (CBS, 1989-90) 22 episodes on 5 discs - this is when it REALLY got good (nah, I don't know)

George Lopez - The Complete First and Second Seasons (ABC, 2002-3)

MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge Season 2 (Spike TV, 2003) 13 episodes on 2 discs
MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challeng 1 of the discs
MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challeng the other of the discs

Foxworthy's Big Night Out - The Complete Series (CMT, 2006) I have to admit I've never heard of this - go figure. Sketch comedy on a music network, what's wrong with the world? 12 episodes on 2 discs

America's Funniest Home Videos: Motherhood Madness See, friends...Shout! Factory can release crap, too, with the best of them - wow, what an awful cover

The Ghost Busters - The Complete Series (CBS, 1975) All 15 episodes of the original Saturday morning live action series which has nothing to do with the movie (but did inspire a cartoon series, which was also recently released)
Spongebob Squarepants - Friend Or Foe (Nickelodeon, 2007) Seven scattered episodes - some unaired as of yet?

Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show I don't know why they can't just put out season sets (music rights) oh. Well, here's a smattering of episodes (and over 8 hours of extras) across 4 discs
The Larry Sanders Show - The Complete First Season (HBO, 1992) Speaking of...I believe this has been out of print for way too long and this is a rerelease - 13 episodes on 3 discs

Larry King Live - The Greatest Interviews 3 discs of suspenders and Marlon Brando open mouth kisses

Baywatch: Season 1 Australian import, so who knows what THEY consider "season 1"
Baywatch: Season 2 Or what music changes they may have had to make

THINLY DISGUISED TV SMUT OF THE WEEK:
Black Tie Nights: Season One (Cinemax, 2004-5) or should I say "Skinemax" (chortle) 3 discs with the first 13 episodes - possibly naughty trailer at Maverick Entertainment (maverickentertainment.cc)

JAPANESE TV OF THE WEEK:
Shadow Warriors - The Complete First Season (Hattori Hanz: Kage no Gundan - Japan, 1980) Sonny Chiba - 27 episodes on 7 discs

KOREAN TV OF THE WEEK:
Spring Waltz (봄의 왈츠 - KBS, 2006) 20 episodes (hours) on 7 discs - If you speak Korean, more details of the show here (kbs.co.kr) or I guess you could just go to DVD Asian (dvdasian.com)

BBC/MASTERPIECE THEATRE:
Adam Bede (BBC, 1991)
Silas Marner, The Weaver of Raveloe (BBC, 1985)
The George Eliot Collection (Middlemarch / Daniel Deronda / Silas Marner / Adam Bede / The Mill on the Floss) Above, with three other previously released BBC adapatataions from 1994-2002:

Rick Steves' Europe, 2000-2007: All 70 Shows (PBS, 2000-7) 12 discs - Hmm, I feel like I've listed this before
Visions of Europe Box set of four covering France, Italy, Greece, Germany respectively

The Hidden Child (PBS, 2007) Story of one of many Jewish children hidden from the Nazis (who wasn't Anne Frank)

AND FINALLY, THE "60 MINUTES" STORIES:
60 Minutes - McCain for President (April 8, 2007) - McCain splains himself and some of his recent comments - transcripts and free video at 60 Minutes (cbsnews.com)
60 Minutes - Vive Les Nukes (April 8, 2007) - How do you think the French pronounce "nuclear?" 60 Minutes
60 Minutes - Dr. Evil (April 8, 2007) - Meet the lobbyist warning Congress against the "nanny state" - 60 Minutes



ANIME

.hack//ROOTS - Vol. 1 Hmm, didn't I list this two weeks ago?
.hack//ROOTS, Vol. 1 (Limited Edition Boxed Set with T-Shirt, Soundtrack, Art Box, Game Demo)
Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi - Complete Brick Shrink Set 8 discs
B't X 2
Elemental Gelade 6: Resolutions
Gate Keepers: Complete Brick Shrink Set TEN DISCS! TEN!
Le Chevalier d'Eon, Vol. 2: Agen Provocateur
Le Chevalier d'Eon, Vol. 2: Agen Provocateur limited edition (box?)
Noein, Vol. 3
Paniponi Dash, Vol. 3: Class of Death
Paradise Kiss, Vol. 3
Paradise Kiss 3 I'm sure there's a good reason this one is more expensive
Peach Girl, Vol. 1 Super Pop Love Hurricane!! Let's go ahead and call it: ANIME COVER OF THE WEEK
Solty Rei, Vol. 3 Pushed back from 4/3?

Cutie Honey - The Movie (Live Action) Technically, not anime, but COME ON.
Cutie Honey - The Movie (Live Action) - Limited Edition In a "only 5000 made!" tin - two designs; the one on Amazon looks like a lunchbox to me, but what do I know, I'm dumb gaijin
Bloodhound: The Vampire Gigolo, Vol. 1 Geez, a lotta live action from Bandai this week



MUSIC

Live at Wembley Pink
Live at Wembley Pink (Clean version)
Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1976 Weather Report

I WONDER IF THESE ARE THE SAME THING:
Jones George-Tribute to George Jones
A Concert Tribute to George Jones

Bat out of Hell: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Meat Loaf
At the Olympia Ray Charles at L'Olympia, 22 November 2000 (import)
ELLA FITZGERALD: THE LEGENDARY FIRST LADY OF SONG YOU DON'T HAVE TO SHOUT
J.J. Johnson - Live in Concert 1991
J.J. Johnson's Last Concert William Paterson College, 10 November 1996
Live from Austin, TX Guy West
Quartetto Gelato - A Concert In Wine Country
Beasts of Bourbon - Low Life in Spain Madrid, 21 April 2006
Demolition Doll Rods - Let Yourself Go: Live in Spain '06 Madrid, 10 April 2006
Demolition Doll Rods:Let Yourself Go Same thing, different distributor, more expensive
Tyscot's 30th Year Anniversary Tyscot is a gospel label
My Blessing Is on the Way
Salvation Byzantine - http://www.myspace.com/byzantine
Celebration: The Musical Celebration of Faith and Inspiration, Vol. 1 A lotta country folk on this one

HIP HOP MAGAZINES, OR SOMETHING LIKE IT:
Come Up Vol. 13 - the "Rock Star Edition" of the magazine
Hoodz: Akon
We Got Nexxfeaturing Lexx 9, Kid Capri, Sam Scarfo - http://www.myspace.com/phoenixentgroup
Memphis or Die: Movement, Vol. 1 Memphisrap.com - I think this is the third or fourth time I've listed this, we'll see if it's pushed back again
Chicago Version 2 Anniversary Edition - Young Jeezy, The Game, Twista, Lupe Fiasco, and more
Whatz Really Hood 7 whatzreallyhooddvd.com
Demolition Men The Bay Area's Mixtape Kings! http://www.myspace.com/goldenmeanmusic

HOT SAX:
Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within Kenny Werner proves that improvisation can be taught
David Liebman Teaches and Plays TWO DVDs!!
Teaches and Plays Hmm, another version? This one says only 1 disc - I'd get the other one



ET CETERA

SMUT:
Female Masturbation DVD: Ultimate Orgasms, Intimate erotic solo sex scenes featuring adult porn stars at play That sound you hear is Google cancelling our advertising agreement
CandyGirl Video: Micah Ashley's Personal Panties (w/Mini Micah Ashley Pin-Up) This seems made for people with....extremely specialised tastes
Terri Weigel and Her Busty Friends All her busty friends are coming over tonight
Playboy Exposed: Naughty Girls Party In L.A. / Exotic Scavenger Hunt
Playboy After Dark, Vol. 2
Bar Tales
Naked Truth A "mouth watering booty masterpiece" - I'm frightened - hold me

MYSTERY SMUT FROM VICTORY MULTIMEDIA:
Spring Break 2005
Spring Break 2006
Spring Break 2007
Sex Side of Low Budget Films

SURFIN':
State of S: Full Circle (made for video, 2005) I should say "shortboarding"
Unsalted: A Great Lakes Experience - Michigan fresh water surfing - why not? - Trailer at http://www.unsalted.tv/

SPEECHIFYIN':
John F. Kennedy: The Presidential Years Thirteen speeches collected - how exciting
Gerald R. Ford: All American President Nine speeches - 'e's dead, let's see if we can make any money off 'im

SOUNDS LIKE LEARNIN':
Mystery Of...Shooting Stars Mystery of where any details are about this DVD

EN ESPAOL:
La Olimpiada Del Barrio (Mexico, 1994)
Maten Al Mexicano

SWEAT:
Sugar Ray Leonard & Laila Ali: Lightweight Beginner's Workout
Sugar Ray Leonard & Laila Ali: Heavyweight Advanced Workout There's a joke here, but I'm sad to say I'm not sure what it is
Seasun Zieger - Straight up Step
Mindy Mylrea - Kick Butt Boot Camp
Ultimate Flexibility: Stretching for Martial Arts Sang H. Kim
Power Breathing Sang H. Kim - look at the cover - you KNOW this guy is serious

Hot Salsa Lessons Two discs

IS YOUR BABY MORE LIKE TOM OR MORE LIKE MIKE?:
Team Baby: Yankee Baby Yes, more can't miss, really frightening trailers: Click Here (media.teambabyentertainment.com)
Team Baby: Red Sox Baby Funny they'd release these two the same week, isn't it? Trailer

And finally....
SMUT FOR CHICKS (AND GAY DUDES):
Erotic Centerfold, Volume 2 I wish he wouldn't look AT me; he makes me guilty I didn't watch Volume 1 first

SEE YA

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Female Masturbation DVD: Ultimate Orgasms, Intimate erotic solo sex scenes featuring adult porn stars at play That sound you hear is Google cancelling our advertising agreement

How come you can't "Search Inside" these kinds of releases?

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    Originally posted by CRZ

    AND THE REST (MOSTLY DIRECT TO DVD):
    National Lampoon's Pucked (2006) Jon Bon Jovi and Estella Warren lead a cast of folks you'd expect to see in a (who keeps financing) National Lampoon flick



Written & produced by Matty Simmons, who has produced all of the Vacation films, and also wrote Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure. Yes. Also produced by Dana Barron, the Audrey from the first Vacation.

I saw a screener of this when it was still called The Trouble With Frank last year. The name change will not help it.

Noteable only for Cary Elwes' COMPLETELY over-the-top performance and spectacularly awful hairpiece/perm. Otherwise, it's pretty much laugh-free, and it's hard to believe that Arthur Hiller had anything to do with it.

Well, not that hard to belive; the man made Carpool and An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn, after all.
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As if this would stop anyone from buying it: TVShowsondvd.com says the George Lopez theme song has been replaced for DVDs; on the series, it's "Low Rider," but they recorded a different one specifically for the DVD. It's not noted on the package.

So I guess WWE aren't the only ones not willing to pay for theme songs.



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    Originally posted by geemoney
    ...the George Lopez theme song has been replaced...


Does it REALLY matter though? It's not like you're talking about the theme to ROCKFORD FILES or MAGNUM PI or anything. Don't most people skip the opening credits anyway?
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    Originally posted by Cerebus
      Originally posted by geemoney
      ...the George Lopez theme song has been replaced...


    Does it REALLY matter though? It's not like you're talking about the theme to ROCKFORD FILES or MAGNUM PI or anything. Don't most people skip the opening credits anyway?
It's ANNOYING. I don't think it's unreasonable to want the same experience on DVD that you had first watching a show on television. If you have to make a wholesale change to something so familiar, it can't help but be something different that what you grew up with.

Granted, we're talking about "George Lopez" here, but let me harp on the fact that when we get "WKRP" next week, and it's going to have more holes in it than a block of swiss cheese because of "rights issues," THAT is definitely going to have an (emotional, probably) impact on the people who grew up on the original. Hell, go over to Amazon and look up any "Baywatch" season set - any set of reviews will have much stronger remarks. I tend to make fun of those reviewers, right up until it happens to a show that I'M passionate about. Fortunately for me, I got lucky with "Miami Vice" and they managed to come through. It didn't happen with "Mission Hill." We can go on and on...



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"Terri Weigel and Her Busty Friends"

I can't remember if Terri is the first name, but all I can think of when I see this is Kerri Kenney's cop from Reno911!

I DON'T want to see Liutenant Weigel in a porno. Now the vapid blonde cop...yep.

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Actually, I personally would be quite excited about a DVD containing thirteen of JFK's greatest speeches; unfortunately, this doesn't appear to be it. Consider the following, garnered from The History Place (historyplace.com) :

Inaugural address (Ask not what your country can do for you..."): 13 1/2 minutes
1962 Rice University ("We choose to go to the moon..."): 16 1/2 minutes
October 1962 address to the nation (Cuban Missile Crisis): 17 minutes
1963 Berlin ("Ich bin ein Berliner"): 9 minutes


The above four speeches have a total approximate length of fifty-six minutes; according to Amazon, the total run time for the DVD is fifty-eight minutes. I think it's therefore safe to conclude that this is not a collection of thirteen speeches, but more a collection of snippets and sound bites. Which is a shame.



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Smoking Aces

Seen it. Liked it more than most. Reviewed it AT THIS VERY SITE: http://the-w.com/thread.php/id=31942


La Haine

Is REALY REALLY REALLY good. It takes about the alienation of the youth in the French suburbs years before they burst into flames. It essentially predicts the riots that happenned last year. The French is very difficult to understand so even someone fluent as I am is forced to use sub-titles. The dialect used is similar in a way to the Cockney Rhyming slang.


Last King of Scotland

Seen it. Liked it with reservations. I am working on a combined review of that, The Queen, Curse of the Golden Flower and 300. I'll try and finish it for tomorrow, once I do the review of the ALF (joshi) show.


Cutie Honey

I saw it at Fantasia about three years ago. CRZ basically nailed it. It is a live action anime. Not just based on an anime, but shot in a bouncy bubblegum anime style as well. Cutie Honey changes costumes more often than Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled. The original anime featured Cutie Honey getting naked a the drop of (another) hat and that does not happen in the live action movie, but she does end up in her underwear an awful lot which is arguably better.

There were some complaints on Amazon that the film was being cropped for the DVD, so you might be better off finding a Japanese import.


Teri Weigel

No doubt cementing my reputation as the go-to guy on classic porn stars. (It's a calling.)

Teri was a Playboy centrefold and in addition to a bunch of Playboy films, appeared in Predator 2 and The Decline of American Civilization: The Metal Years. After a horrific car accident, Playboy stopped returning her calls, so she turned to porn to pay the bills.


John F. Kennedy

What was the speech that Darwyn Cooke quoted in Absolute Frontier? Because that was a good one.



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I can't even tell whether the Highlander ones are Adrian Paul (TV - yum) or film (Christopher Lambert - eh.) Big difference!!!

    Originally posted by CRZ
    And finally....
    SMUT FOR CHICKS (AND GAY DUDES):
    Erotic Centerfold, Volume 2 I wish he wouldn't look AT me; he makes me guilty I didn't watch Volume 1 first
Gay dudes -- definitely. Highlander (or pro wrestling!) is a much "hotter" choice for straight women. :-)

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.23
    Originally posted by CRZ
    The Chocolate War (1988) John Glover in a story about a Catholic high school's candy sale

OH HELL YES. This movie is such a confluence of awesome it's hard to know where to begin:

- Keith Gordon (lenswoman.com)--his directorial debut! he probably still had hair then!
- Robert Cormier (en.wikipedia.org)
- Ilan Motherfucking Mitchell-Smith (austinchronicle.com)
- Jenny Wright (perso.orange.fr)--dude, I totally wanted to BE her
- Harold Parker Chasen (imdb.com)
- MY BODYGUARD (afan.dk)
- Wally Ward a.k.a. Andy French (msnhill.com) a.k.a. Hodges (hodges.ning.com) a.k.a. Wallace Langham (findarticles.com)--man, I totally forgot that happened--the Internet, it's something else

It's not perfect by any means, but dang it's good. Finally I can replace my worn-out sell-through VHS.

Keith Gordon--that kid's got talent!



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by Llakor
    John F. Kennedy

    What was the speech that Darwyn Cooke quoted in Absolute Frontier? Because that was a good one.

I must confess ignorance regarding Darwyn Cooke's work; however, if he was quoting JFK speaking on the "New Frontier", then he was most likely quoting Kennedy's acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.
    Originally posted by John F Kennedy
    For I stand tonight facing west on what was once the last frontier. From the lands that stretch three thousand miles behind me, the pioneers of old gave up their safety, their comfort and sometimes their lives to build a new world here in the West. They were not the captives of their own doubts, the prisoners of their own price tags. Their motto was not "every man for himself"--but "all for the common cause." They were determined to make that new world strong and free, to overcome its hazards and its hardships, to conquer the enemies that threatened from without and within.

    Today some would say that those struggles are all over--that all the horizons have been explored--that all the battles have been won-- that there is no longer an American frontier.

    But I trust that no one in this vast assemblage will agree with those sentiments. For the problems are not all solved and the battles are not all won--and we stand today on the edge of a New Frontier--the frontier of the 1960's--a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils-- a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.

    Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom promised our nation a new political and economic framework. Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal promised security and succor to those in need. But the New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises--it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not to their pocketbook--it holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security.

    But I tell you the New Frontier is here, whether we seek it or not. Beyond that frontier are the uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus. It would be easier to shrink back from that frontier, to look to the safe mediocrity of the past, to be lulled by good intentions and high rhetoric--and those who prefer that course should not cast their votes for me, regardless of party.

    But I believe the times demand new invention, innovation, imagination, decision. I am asking each of you to be pioneers on that New Frontier. My call is to the young in heart, regardless of age--to all who respond to the Scriptural call: "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed."

    For courage--not complacency--is our need today--leadership--not salesmanship. And the only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead, and lead vigorously. A tired nation, said David Lloyd George, is a Tory nation--and the United States today cannot afford to be either tired or Tory.

    There may be those who wish to hear more--more promises to this group or that--more harsh rhetoric about the men in the Kremlin--more assurances of a golden future, where taxes are always low and subsidies ever high. But my promises are in the platform you have adopted--our ends will not be won by rhetoric and we can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves.

    For the harsh facts of the matter are that we stand on this frontier at a turning-point in history. We must prove all over again whether this nation--or any nation so conceived--can long endure--whether our society--with its freedom of choice, its breadth of opportunity, its range of alternatives--can compete with the single-minded advance of the Communist system.

    Can a nation organized and governed such as ours endure? That is the real question. Have we the nerve and the will? Can we carry through in an age where we will witness not only new breakthroughs in weapons of destruction--but also a race for mastery of the sky and the rain, the ocean and the tides, the far side of space and the inside of men's minds?

    Are we up to the task--are we equal to the challenge? Are we willing to match the Russian sacrifice of the present for the future--or must we sacrifice our future in order to enjoy the present?

    That is the question of the New Frontier. That is the choice our nation must make--a choice that lies not merely between two men or two parties, but between the public interest and private comfort--between national greatness and national decline--between the fresh air of progress and the stale, dank atmosphere of "normalcy"--between determined dedication and creeping mediocrity.

    All mankind waits upon our decision. A whole world looks to see what we will do. We cannot fail their trust, we cannot fail to try.

For those interested, the text of the full speech can be found here (npr.org).



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.14
That's the one.

Darwyn Cooke's New Frontier is built around the idea that there was a period in DC comics history where the heroes almost disappeared before being reimagined and reinvented mainly by Julius Schwarz.

In the DC continuity this is explained by the Justice Society disbanding when Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee insist that they remove their masks to prove their patriotism.

In DC continuity, the Justice League first collected to fight Starro the Conqueror. Darwyn tells an epic story stretching from the end of the Second World War and what really happened to the tragic World War Two team The Losers, touching on the dissolution of the Justice Society and climaxing with an untold story of the first gathering of what would become the Justice League several months before they fought Starro including some allies of the Justice League who were never really members like Doc Magnus and Adam Strange and the Challengers of the Unknown and the Doom Patrol.

Darwyn starts the speech earlier...

But edits it slightly mainly to remove references to the campaign, to Nixon and other politicians and to the Russians.

    Originally posted by Downtown Bookie
      Originally posted by Llakor
      John F. Kennedy

      What was the speech that Darwyn Cooke quoted in Absolute Frontier? Because that was a good one.

    I must confess ignorance regarding Darwyn Cooke's work; however, if he was quoting JFK speaking on the "New Frontier", then he was most likely quoting Kennedy's acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.
      Originally posted by John F Kennedy
      I think the American people expect more from us than cries of indignation and attack. The times are too grave, the challenge too urgent, and the stakes too high-- to permit the customary passions of political debate. We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us through that darkness to a safe and sane future.

      ...

      Today our concern must be with that future. For the world is changing. The old era is ending. The old ways will not do.

      Abroad, the balance of power is shifting. There are new and more terrible weapons-- new and uncertain nations-- new pressures of population and deprivation. One-third of the world, it has been said, may be free-- but one-third is the victim of cruel repression--and the other one- third is rocked by the pangs of poverty, hunger and envy. More energy is released by the awakening of these new nations than by the fission of the atom itself.

      ...

      The world has been close to war before--but now man, who has survived all previous threats to his existence, has taken into his mortal hands the power to exterminate the entire species some seven times over.

      Here at home, the changing face of the future is equally revolutionary. The New Deal and the Fair Deal were bold measures for their generations--but this is a new generation.

      A technological revolution on the farm has led to an output explosion--but we have not yet learned to harness that explosion usefully, while protecting our farmers' right to full parity income.

      An urban population explosion has overcrowded our schools, cluttered up our suburbs, and increased the squalor of our slums.

      A peaceful revolution for human rights--demanding an end to racial discrimination in all parts of our community life--has strained at the leashes imposed by timid executive leadership.

      ...

      There has also been a change-- a slippage-- in our intellectual and moral strength. Seven lean years of drouth and famine have withered a field of ideas. Blight has descended on our regulatory agencies--and a dry rot, beginning in Washington, is seeping into every corner of America-- in the payola mentality, the expense account way of life, the confusion between what is legal and what is right. Too many Americans have lost their way, their will and their sense of historic purpose.

      ...

      I stand tonight facing west on what was once the last frontier. From the lands that stretch three thousand miles behind me, the pioneers of old gave up their safety, their comfort and sometimes their lives to build a new world here in the West. They were not the captives of their own doubts, the prisoners of their own price tags. Their motto was not "every man for himself"-- but "all for the common cause." They were determined to make that new world strong and free, to overcome its hazards and its hardships, to conquer the enemies that threatened from without and within.

      Today some would say that those struggles are all over-- that all the horizons have been explored-- that all the battles have been won-- that there is no longer an American frontier.

      ...

      The problems are not all solved and the battles are not all won-- and we stand today on the edge of a New Frontier-- the frontier of the 1960's-- a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils-- a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats.

      ...

      The New Frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises-- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not to their pocketbook-- it holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security.

      But I tell you the New Frontier is here, whether we seek it or not. Beyond that frontier are the uncharted areas of science and space, unsolved problems of peace and war, unconquered pockets of ignorance and prejudice, unanswered questions of poverty and surplus.

      ...

      I am asking each of you to be pioneers on that New Frontier. My call is to the young in heart, regardless of age--to all who respond to the Scriptural call: "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed."

      For courage-- not complacency-- is our need today-- leadership-- not salesmanship. And the only valid test of leadership is the ability to lead, and lead vigorously.

      ...

      Can a nation organized and governed such as ours endure? That is the real question. Have we the nerve and the will? Can we carry through in an age where we will witness not only new breakthroughs in weapons of destruction-- but also a race for mastery of the sky and the rain, the ocean and the tides, the far side of space and the inside of men's minds?

      Are we up to the task--are we equal to the challenge?

      ...

      Or must we sacrifice our future in order to enjoy the present?

      That is the question of the New Frontier. That is the choice our nation must make--

      ...

      between the public interest and private comfort-- between national greatness and national decline-- between the fresh air of progress and the stale, dank atmosphere of "normalcy"-- between determined dedication and creeping mediocrity.

      All mankind waits upon our decision. A whole world looks to see what we will do. We cannot fail their trust, we cannot fail to try.

      ...


    For those interested, the text of the full speech can be found here (npr.org).




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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.71
    Originally posted by CRZ

    The Ghost Busters - The Complete Series (CBS, 1975) All 15 episodes of the original Saturday morning live action series which has nothing to do with the movie (but did inspire a cartoon series, which was also recently released)



It's got Larry Storch, Forrest Tucker and a gorilla.

What's not to love?



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
It's time for the MONDAY UPDATE!

NOW SHOWING UNAVAILABLE:
J.J. Johnson's Last Concert (The W at Amazon) William Paterson College, 10 November 1996
Quartetto Gelato - A Concert In Wine Country
Beasts of Bourbon - Low Life in Spain
Spring Waltz

RELEASE DATE CORRECTED TO THE PAST:
Uh Oh! Apparently was released in September, 2006!

RESCHEDULED FOR 4/24:
Screen Door Jesus

RESCHEDULED FOR 5/15:
Playboy After Dark, Vol. 2

ADDED:
Champions of Faith DVD: Baseball Edition Baseball players carefully display no MLB trademarks while giving big ups to Jesus

Introducing Abraham - The Secret Behind "The Secret" "On this inspirational DVD program, Esther and Jerry Hicks present the teachings of the Non-Physical entity Abraham, whom Esther calls infinite intelligence and Jerry refers to as the purest form of love I have ever encountered. The Law of Attraction is never more evident than in the pulse of an Abraham-Hicks Art of Allowing Workshop. And this is one of the years best, The Secret Behind The Secret...so sit back, relax, allow, and attract! Abraham defies explanation. Defies reason. Defies logic. Defies what many call common sense. So forget what you re seeing. And concentrate on what you re hearing. It is the sound of your heart. Beating a little faster and a little truer. It is the sound of Abraham straight up. And once you have heard it, your life will never be the same again. This fascinating DVD, includes segments on the Trilogy, The Meaning of Life and much, much more!" I felt I had to share that entire description with you for some reason. Sorry

And finally, here's the Top 24 pre-orders according to Amazon:

1 The Last King of Scotland (Widescreen Edition)
2 Notes on a Scandal
3 The Venture Bros. - Season Two
4 Murder, She Wrote - The Complete Sixth Season
5 Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show
6 Smokin' Aces (Widescreen Edition)
7 The History Boys
8 Spider-Man 2.1 - Unrated, Extended Cut (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)
9 Freedom Writers (Widescreen Edition)
10 Smokin' Aces [Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD]
11 The Last King of Scotland (Full-Screen Edition)
12 Happy Days - The Complete Second Season
13 Introducing Abraham - The Secret Behind "The Secret"
14 Laverne & Shirley - The Complete Second Season
15 Freedom Writers (Full Screen Edition)
16 Brute Force (Criterion Collection)
17 Mork & Mindy - The Complete Second Season
18 La Haine (Criterion Collection)
19 True Confessions
20 The Larry Sanders Show - The Complete First Season
21 The Game [HD DVD]
22 The George Eliot Collection (Middlemarch / Daniel Deronda / Silas Marner / Adam Bede / The Mill on the Floss)
23 Thieves Like Us
24 Dragon's Lair

What the HECK is #13 doing there. Amazon must sample over a shorter window than I thought! (Or there's some hidden power of THE SECRET which compels people to make purchases. I blame Oprah. "SECRET!")

Next week's list contains 480 entries. I expect it will not be CLOSE to "on time" unless there's a quick two hundred or so which I can not bother to look at. YE BEENE WARNEDE

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