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(Click on the "DVD" thread icon to find threads going back to the beginning of the year...here are links to the new DVD lists for the previous four weeks: 11/27 - 12/4 - 12/11 - 12/18)

Hello.

Well, if I were being a stickler, we wouldn't actually have 101 listings below. It'd be 87. Universal decided some time shortly after these listing were originally compiled that they'd move up all their releases from Tuesday to Sunday, 12/23. The PROBLEM with that is, because the DVD week starts on TUESDAY, these should have ended up with "Rush Hour 3" in LAST week's report. But they didn't, so I'm going to go ahead and include them now. Otherwise, we'd REALLY have nothing to talk about. Since I'm NOT including previously listed DVDs from 12/23, that's why it's "OVER 101" in the thread title. (Technically, it'd be 105. NOW YOU KNOW. I could have relisted "Rush Hour 3" and saved us all a lot of trouble, but why do something simple like that?)

To see the list of SUNDAY releases, Click Here (amazon.com). I THINK that'll work.

So anyway.

For this being the slowest week of the year, "DVD Tuesday" is kinda turned into "DVD Sunday - and Tuesday - and Wednesday - and...next Monday..." Hrmmmm....

So this week I'm including actual release dates as I have them. Gotta kill all that extra free time somehow, right?

Really it seems a bit silly - it's not like any stores are open on Tuesday, and the post office sure isn't gonna mail you anything, so they might as well ALL be Wednesday, but I don't make the rules, I just parrot what I'm given.

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There really wasn't anything exciting enough to get the top of the column, but I guess I was intrigued enough by one release:

PICK OF THE WEEK
Maximum Cage Fighting (The W at Amazon) (direct to DVD, 2006) Starring MMA's Renzo Gracie as - get this - Professor Renzo Gracie. Also, Jun Chong as "Master Chong" - WOW, these guys gotta worry about getting typecast! This one is scheduled for Tuesday proper.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK
Let's start with the Universal releases. These have all been moved up to see release on SUNDAY (12/23/07):
The Kingdom (Widescreen Edition) (2007) Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garman, Jason Bateman - I heard you may actually forget to breathe during the last half hour (if you can get through the really boring hour before it) Amazon still says 12/26 as I put this together, but I've seen TV ads saying 12/23 (and everything else from Universal is coming out Sunday) so let's go with that - Amazon will probably fix it later.
The Kingdom (Full Screen Edition)
The Kingdom (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD) [HD DVD]

Eastern Promises (Widescreen Edition) (UK/Canada/USA, 2007) Viggo Mortensen, David Cronenberg, Naomi Watts
Eastern Promises (Full Screen Edition)
Eastern Promises (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD) [HD DVD]

American Pie Presents: Beta House (direct to DVD, 2007) Enough already - Eugene Levy, I hope they're backing up the truck for you because there's GOT to be something better you could be doing. Wait, you were in "The Man" - I take it back. From the cover Amazon is displaying, I believe this one is the "unrated" version?
American Pie Presents: Beta House Which would make this one the R-rated version?
American Pie Presents: Beta House (Fullscreen) And maybe this one's unrated, or maybe it's not - if Amazon can't get the aspect ratio right, why trust their "R" rating against the "Unrated" on the box - oh, man, I'm WAY too confused for a film that NOBODY ON EARTH should care about

American Pie Presents: The Threesome Pack If you somehow missed "Band Camp" (direct to DVD, 2005) and "The Naked Mile" (direct to DVD, 2006) and had money to burn...please, just send it to me instead. Then, ONE of us will have a laugh

Intimate Affairs (Investigating Sex - Germany/USA, 2001) Dermot Mulroney, Julie Delpy, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Nick Nolte

Only one "big" release slated for 12/25:
Shattered (Butterfly on a Wheel - Canada/UK, 2007) Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello, Gerard Butler - don't know if it was released here, but it DID get a big "premiere" a few months back on ... TNT

And here are the bigs coming out a day later:
The Heartbreak Kid (Widescreen Edition) (2007) Ben Stiller
The Heartbreak Kid (Full Screen Edition)
The Heartbreak Kid [HD DVD]

The Brothers Solomon (2007) Will Arnett, Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Lee Majors - Sony snuck this one out in September and it was (mostly) gone after two weeks - not the BIGGEST turkey of the year, but perhaps the biggest one Bob Odenkirk directed which Will Forte wrote. Yes, I'm pretty sure about that.

Living & Dying (2007) Edward Furlong, Bai Ling

Jackass 2.5 (online, 2007) If you didn't already stream it from BLOCKBUSTER (blockbuster.jackassworld.com) - and who could blame you - you could still try to get a tangible version of stuff left on the cutting room floor from the last movie - that online version expires on Christmas, by the way, so HURRY, FRIEND.

COLLECTIONS OF THE WEEK (12/26):
Lost and Found: The Harry Langdon Collection Four discs of shorts from the silent era - "Boobs in the Wood" probably meant something different in 1925 - List at Facets (facets.org)
Movieside Film Festival: 20 Award Winning Short Films from Around the World! Details at Microcinema (microcinemadvd.com)
Resistance[s]: Experimental Films from the Middle East and North Africa Compilation of films/videos from the Middle East and Northern Africa - more info at Microcinema

EXPENSIVE VERSIONS OF MOVIES YOU ALREADY OWN:
12/23:
Cat People [HD DVD] (1982)
Timecop [HD DVD] (Japan/USA, 1994) Jean-Claude Van Damme

12/26:
Pan's Labyrinth [Blu-ray] (El Laberinto del Fauno - Mexico/Spain/USA, 2006) For those of you keeping score, this is the SOLE Blu-Ray release this week
Pan's Labyrinth [HD DVD] Although, let's be fair - there are only 6 HD DVDs in this report, and of those only two are Tuesday/Wednesday releases - this one and "The Heartbreak Kid"

FURN FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WEEK FROM FACETS (all on Wednesday):
Our Folks (Sami Swoi - Poland, 1967) Polish comedy - Facets
How I Unleashed World War II, Vol. 1 (Jak Rozpetalem Druga Wojne Swiatowa - Poland, 1970) Polish soldier mistakenly believes he started WWII - with hilarious results - part 1 of 3 - Facets
Two Laws (Protected - Australia, 1975) Aborigines struggle to cope - Facets
The Beads of One Rosary (Paciorki Jednego Rzanca - Poland, 1980) Yes, ANOTHER Polish comedy - Facets
Lee Miller: Through the Mirror (Lee Miller ou la Traversee du Miroir - FR3?, 1995) Sylvain Roumette on Man Ray's muse - Facets
Hemlock (Shokaran - Iran, 2000) Iranian "Fatal Attraction" - more info at Facets
Ballroom (Dancing - France, 2003) Don't stare at the picture of the clowns! Facets
Men in the Nude (Frfiakt - Hungary, 2006) Writer has midlife crisis, leaves wife for male prostitute - oh my! Facets

AND THE REST:
12/25:
The 23rd Psalm (2007)

12/26:
Paradise, Texas (2005) Timothy Bottoms, Ben Estus, Meredith Baxter
Robin B Hood (aka Rob-B-Hood - Bo Bui Gai Wak - Hong Kong, 2006) Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao ... and a baby. Sounds like a scary way to spend 2h06' of your life - TWO DISCS, even - more info and trailer at Dragon Dynasty (dragondynasty.com)
Robin-B-Hood Same thing, $5.50 more?
Miracle Dogs Too (Direct to DVD, 2006) Janine Turner, Patrick Muldoon, Charles Durning, Lesley Ann Warren, Jaleel White...probably some dogs, too

12/30:
The Creation of Dr. Grecoz (short, 2007)



TV OF THE WEEK

Universal has one for 12/23:
Galactica 1980 - The Complete Epic Series (ABC, 1980) I think they made a mistake in not putting "Awful" where they ended up putting "Epic" - of course, they may also want to trick people into buying this...

"60 Minutes" on the regularly scheduled Tuesday:
60 Minutes - Prescription for Addiction (December 9, 2007) Taking a look at Prometa - video and transcript at 60 Minutes (cbsnews.com)
60 Minutes - Kings of Congo (December 9, 2007) They're gorillas - and the charcoal mafia is threatening them with extinction - 60 Minutes

Sunday:
Virgina Lee Burton -A Sense of Place Official Pre-Release Edition WGBH documentary airing...12/30. Hmmmm.

And Monday, 12/31:
Dinner For Five: Season Two (IFC, 2003)
Dinner For Five: Season Three (IFC, 2004)
Dinner For Five: Season Four (IFC, 2005)
Dinner For Five: The Complete Series (IFC, 2001-5) These are out MONDAY, 12/31/07



ANIME OF THE WEEK (ALL TUESDAY):
Lucky Star 7
Shining Tears X Wind Vol.6
Mobile Suit Gundam Movie Memorial Bo
Ginga Eiyudensetsu Legend Box MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM OF THE WEEK
Death Note 13
Idle Master Xenoglossia 6
Soko Kihei Votoms Pailsen Files 2
Keroro Gunso 4th Season 2
Coil a Circle of Children 4
Rental Magica 1
Kodomo No Jikan 1 Kamoku
Renaissance
Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro 1
One Piece - Vol. 12



KIDZ RELEAZEZ OF THE WEEK
12/26:
Veggie Tales: Very Silly Songs/Ultimate Silly Song Countdown 2Fer of previously released DVDs...as are...
Veggie Tales: Madame Blueberry/Esther the Girl Who Would Be Queen
Veggie Tales: Larry Boy and the Fib/Larry Boy and the Rumor Weed
Veggie Tales: Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler/The Ballad of Little Joe More info on individual releases at www.bigidea.com

12/31:
Muffy Gets Mature Arthur
Prove It Arthur



MUSIC (+ ZINE) OF THE WEEK (12/25):
Little Arthur Duncan: Live at Rosa's Blues Lounge
Bad Blood Bob Marley
James Brown and B.B. King: One Special Night
As Is: Enblacklopedia "Gangster stories documented"



SMUT OF THE WEEK (12/25):
Heavenly Bodies I don't dare link to Napali's site lest I incur search engine wrath, but I trust me when I say Amazon's wrong about this being the Russ Meyer movie from 1963 - catalog number is NVP#180 if you're bored/curious
Midnight Manor



SPORTS!

UFC (12/26):
Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 74: Respect August 25, 2007 in Las Vegas - Couture vs. Gonzaga, St. Pierre vs. Koschek - More info at 74.ufc.com
Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 75: Champion vs. Champion September 8, 2007 in London - is this the one that aired on Spike? Jackson vs. Henderson to unify the UFC/PRIDE heavyweight titles, Bisping vs. Hamill - 75.ufc.com

WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT (12/26):
WWE: Survivor Series 2007 Save bucks and also get a T-shirt at the Shopzone (wweshop.com)
WWE: The Best of RAW 15th Anniversary This price is actually comparable with WWE's (although WWE has all the neat package deals)

CRAZY MOTORCYCLING MOTOCROSS PEOPLE (12/31):
Cyclo Files No. 1 More about the BT Crew at BTP (blunttraumaproductions.com)
Hot Bikes Unfortunately, the Burn Crew didn't renew their domain (burnfilms.com), so you'll have to settle for their MySpace (profile.myspace.com)
Red Bull Romaniacs From Throttle Entertainment (throttleentertainment.com) - see also www.redbullromaniacs.com
Enduro at Erzberg 2007 Also Throttle - see above or www.enduroaterzberg.com

SWEAT (12/26):
10 Min Latin Dance Mix Mag
10 Min Rapid Results Pilates Mag
Ls 3 Mile Wgt Loss Walk Mag Maybe "Ls" is Leslie Sansome?
10 Min Blast Off Belly Fat Mag
Doi Hip Hop Party Mag It's, like, doi.
10 Min Fat Blasting Dance Mix Mag I don't know what "Mag" means either - they're magazines? Your guess is as good as mine.



ET CETERA

CHINA OF THE WEEK (12/31):
Eternal Emperor: The First Emperor Qin (259 B.C.-210 B.C.)
Eternal Emperor: Emperor Wu Zetian In Tang Dynasty
Eternal Emperor: Genghis Khan
Eternal Emperor: Emperor Kangxi in Qing Dynasty (1654-1722)
Eternal Emperor: Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dynasty (1711-1799)

Well-known Cultural Literates of China: Laozi / Zhuangzi
Well-known Cultural Literates of China: Zhuge Liang / Wu Zetian
Well-known Cultural Literates of China: Du Fu / Bai Juyi
Well-known Cultural Literates of China: Xuanzang / Yue Fei

RELEASE OF MYSTERY OF THE WEEK (12/31):
Steamy-Sleazy & Easy-Good Lovin 70s Style Is it smut? Is it a compilation of old TV show clips? WHO CAN SAY? (Not Amazon!)

LEARN TO KAYAK OF THE WEEK (12/25):
Sea Kayaking Intermediate Skills

THAT'S SOME FANCY CAMERA YOU GOT THERE (12/31):
Introduction to the Canon 40D



AND FINALLY... (12/31)
Juiced O.J. Simpson wants to tell you (about his notorious "Punk'd" ripoff) Are you serious? I guess EVERYTHING gets released eventually. FLEA will buy, like, ten copies. MERRY CHRISTMAS FLEA

And Merry Christmas to YOU, too! I'll be back Monday and see if I can figure out how to reinclude the 12/23 releases in Amazon's Top 24 preorders (or things will look REALLY bare) and we'll see if there's any more editing to do at that time. In the meantime...well, not much here to comment on, but maybe SOMETHING will trigger a response from you? ANYTHING?

Should I beg?

Nah.

BYE




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    Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 75: Champion vs. Champion September 8, 2007 in London - is this the one that aired on Spike? Jackson vs. Henderson to unify the UFC/PRIDE heavyweight titles, Bisping vs. Hamill - 75.ufc.com


They should've done a Director's Cut version of this with a fixed judge's decision.



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For what its worth, The Kingdom, Beta House, Eastern Promises, and The Brothers Solomon are available at Blockbuster starting today (12/21)...
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While I know this title isn't AT ALL what it sounds like, it still makes me giggle.



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I am like 20 discs behind on my viewing, so I am glad this is a slow week.



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    Originally posted by jfkfc
    For what its worth, The Kingdom, Beta House, Eastern Promises, and The Brothers Solomon are available at Blockbuster starting today (12/21)...
As should be Rush Hour 3 and The Heartbreak Kid, as well as at all other video outlets. All six soft-streeted (meaning they're not really supposed to be advertising that they're out [although I guess the studios are? -- I dunno], but they can put them out) yesterday.

Apparently, a couple of weeks ago, New Line changed Rush Hour's street to 12/23, and then the other studios followed suit by shifting dates to 12/21. Finally, a couple of days ago, New Line moved Rush Hour up to 12/21 as well (some places might not have gotten the memo on that last change).

Yes, it's fascinating!

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(edited by Karlos the Jackal on 22.12.07 1436)

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    Originally posted by CRZ
    Galactica 1980 - The Complete Epic Series (ABC, 1980) I think they made a mistake in not putting "Awful" where they ended up putting "Epic" - of course, they may also want to trick people into buying this...


You know, I think this gets a raw deal. It took them two years to find Earth and what did anyone watching the show really expect to happen. It was the 70s/80s. It had really cool flying motorcycles (Later used in MEGAFORCE!) and I remember liking it. Perhaps some of you might watch an episode or two now and see that it wasn't really all that bad. It's not like the last season of BUCK ROGERS or MANIMAL, or AUTOMAN bad. They just ran out of ideas... which seems to be the same thing with the current show, but it's at least ending before it starts going downhill.



I saw this at a FYE today for $14.99 and I happily picked it up. The WWE has finally gotten on the bandwagon and put it in the thin DVD cases instead of the folding box packaging so it fits nicely with all the other DVDs.

    Originally posted by CRZ
    Juiced O.J. Simpson wants to tell you (about his notorious "Punk'd" ripoff) Are you serious?


...so, SO sad...



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NOW SHOWING UNAVAILABLE:
Ginga Eiyudensetsu Legend Box (The W at Amazon) Must have sold their one copy or something

RETROACTIVELY RELEASED ON 12/21:
Dinner For Five: Season Two
Dinner For Five: Season Three
Dinner For Five: Season Four
Dinner For Five: The Complete Series

NEW ADDS FOR 12/25 AND 12/26:
Super Dimension Fortress Macross Anime
Kimikiss Pure Rouge 1 Anime
Raymonda Ballet
The following Indian films come from Dancing Dolphin, and I'm too lazy to give you IMDb links. Sue me:
Akayla
Speed
Be Shaque
Anubhav
Aaj Angaarey
Aadharstambh
Chupke Chupke
Chashme Buddoor
Disco Dancer
Chingari
Commando
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Aayee Milan Ki Bela
Beti
Apna Desh
Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Do Raaste
Aasra Pyar Da
Around the World
Char Dervesh
Aaj ke Sholey
Bepanaah
Aag Aur Sholey
Aap Ki Kasam
Arpan
Bandhe Hath
Aavishkar

Here's the Top 24. Just for grins, I'll show you where the Sunday releases WOULD have been if this chart didn't start with Christmas:

* Eastern Promises (Widescreen Edition)
1 The Kingdom (Widescreen Edition) (apparently this one never got moved back on Amazon)
* The Kingdom (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD) [HD DVD]
* Battlestar Galactica 1980 - The Complete Epic Series
* Eastern Promises (Combo HD DVD and Standard DVD) [HD DVD]
2 WWE: The Best of RAW 15th Anniversary
3 Pan's Labyrinth [Blu-ray]
4 Shattered
5 Pan's Labyrinth [HD DVD]
6 Eastern Promises (Full Screen Edition)
7 The Heartbreak Kid [HD DVD]
* American Pie Presents: Beta House
8 The Heartbreak Kid (Widescreen Edition)
* Timecop [HD DVD]
9 Cat People [HD DVD]
10 Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 74: Respect
11 Ultimate Fighting Championship, Vol. 75: Champion vs. Champion
12 Lost and Found: The Harry Langdon Collection
13 Jackass 2.5
14 The Kingdom (Full Screen Edition)
15 The Heartbreak Kid (Full Screen Edition)
16 The Brothers Solomon
* Intimate Affairs
17 WWE: Survivor Series 2007
18 Living & Dying
19 Movieside Film Festival: 20 Award Winning Short Films from Around the World!
20 Raymonda
21 Introduction to the Canon 40D
22 Robin B Hood
23 Resistance[s]: Experimental Films from the Middle East and North Africa
24 Men in the Nude


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