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Hi folks! Groan with me, there are exactly FOUR HUNDRED ITEMS to look at this week. That rolls out to 45 Blu-ray and 355 DVD and a lot of reading time if you're obsessed enough to check out everything, but I promise I'll make it as entertaining as I can.

Hover over a title to check the price (and remember, the price is lowest just before Tuesday's release) - click on icons both IMDb and tv.com for deeper info or an episode guide. If a movie has a website, we have an icon for THAT, too - and if they don't, we may STILL have another link in the form of the distributor info.

Everything's available on Tuesday UNLESS there's a different date at the end of a title's entry - there's a few of THEM, so keep your eyes peeled.

Let's go!

I went a bit obscure but I think you'd be rewarded by checking out this

PICK OF THE WEEK
Decoder (The W at Amazon) (West Germany, 1984) 2 discs (DVD+CD) mark first DVD release of cult film with notable soundtrack - here's the info on this flick which was buried deep in the Cobraside release page (cobraside.com)... "Deluxe CD/DVD release of the 1984 German cult film featuring William S. Burroughs, Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle), FM Einheit (Einsturzende Neubauten), Christiane F, the prolific underground film star Bill Rice, etc. Never before on DVD! Dual layer DVD features include a beautiful color-rich transfer of the film with newly translated English subtitles, the original trailer, a slide show of 75 still production photos by Ilse Ruppert, an Italian documentary about the film, a 25-minute audio interview with filmmaker Klaus Maeck, rare footage of Derek Jarman visiting Burroughs on set, and Berlin riot news footage used in the film with a music loop by Genesis P-Orridge commissioned specially for this DVD release! The soundtrack CD features SOFT CELL, early EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN, MATT JOHNSON (THE THE), DAVE BALL and GENESIS P-ORRIDGE, and WILLIAM BURROUGHS (a lot of the music on the CD is not in the film and vice versa)." All this AND...the film ain't bad either!



MOVIES OF THE WEEK

THE BIG ONES

Our oldest film leads off this week due to its over-the-top amount of extras and packaging...
The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition with Digital Copy and Amazon Exclusive Set of 4 Collectible 8x10 Character Posters) (1939) Limited edition of 243,000 (yes... ONLY 243,000) - now up to FIVE discs (the 2005 release had a mere THREE), also with five posters, a book, a watch (a watch?) and...you know, just go read the Amazon description maybe because it goes ON and ON...
The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition with Digital Copy and Amazon Exclusive Set of 4 Collectible 8x10 Character Posters) [Blu-ray]
The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition)

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Single-Disc Edition) (direct to DVD, 2009) Brand new movie has an intriguing plot...if I've been watching the ads correctly
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies [Blu-ray]

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens [Blu-ray]
Monsters vs. Aliens/B.O.B.'s Big Break in Monster 3D: Ginormous Double Pack Adds a "new feature" and some funny lookin' glasses

Away We Go (USA/UK, 2009) John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph - why didn't I hear about this movie before now? Did it really suck? The trailer didn't suck!
Away We Go [Blu-ray]

The Girlfriend Experience (2009) Sasha Grey is a SERIOUS ACTRESS in a film directed by Steven Soderbergh - and nobody outside New York City cares about this movie, I promise you
The Girlfriend Experience [Blu-ray]

Management (2008) Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson - hey, Fred Ward sighting! Oh, wow, this trailer was so awful I couldn't even get through it. And I'll sit through just about ANYTHING that's trailer-length. Anyway, even more info at Image (image-entertainment.com)
Management [Blu-ray]

Shrink (2009) Kevin Spacey - he sure is, man

Filth and Wisdom (UK, 2008) Wait...Madonna wrote/directed a movie? More info at MPI (mpihomevideo.com) (See "Music" section below for more Madge)

Celia: The Queen (2008) Documentary on the remarkable life of Celia Cruz
The Hills Run Red (2009)
Lies & Illusions (2009) Christian Slater, Cuba Gooding Jr.
The Lost & Found Family (2009) Ellen Bry, Lucas Till, Jessica Luza
The Shortcut (2009) Andrew Seeley, Katrina Bowden, Dave Franco, Shannon Woodward
Woodpecker (2008)

MOVIES FOR KIM OF THE WEEK
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (NBC, 2008) Included because Kim loves (a) The Muppets and (b) Paul Williams, whose composition is all over this special
New York Ripper, The (Special Edition) (Lo Squartatore di New York - Italy, 1982) Directed by Lucio Fulci and filmed in Kim's favourite city - 1982 New York - extreme gore and giallo-style violence ensure this will NOT be confused with the Muppets special above
The New York Ripper [Blu-ray]

Attraction (Nerosubianco) (Italy, 1969) "A Psychedelic Pop Art Film by Tinto Brass" is all you need to know...but if you need to know more, search around Cult Epics (cultepics.com)

The Horror Vault, Vols. 1 & 2 (Denmark/USA/Australia/UK, 2008) (direct to video, USA/Sweden/Denmark, 2009) Collection of collections, actually...I'll say "horror shorts" and that'll do ya - a third collection comes in 2010

Princess (Denmark/Germany, 2006) Animated

Fallen Angels - Director's Cut (2006) Michael Dorn, Bill Moseley, Adrianne Curry, Michael Berryman



EXPENSIVE VERSIONS OF MOVIES YOU ALREADY OWN
and other Blu-ray jazz

Billy Jack [Blu-ray] (1971)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer [Blu-ray] (1986)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) [Blu-ray]
Facing the Giants [Blu-ray] (2006)
Snakes on a Plane [Blu-ray] (Germany/USA/Canada, 2006)
Fireproof [Blu-ray] (2008)

Jim Henson's Fantasy Film Collection [Blu-ray] Labyrinth, Mirrormask and The Dark Crystal - also available separately are:
Labyrinth [Blu-ray] (UK/USA, 1986)
The Dark Crystal [Blu-ray] (USA/UK, 1982)

National Geographic: Ultimate High-Definition Collection [Blu-ray] Six discs - list at Amazon

HD Moods: Trains [Blu-ray] "Choose from music or train soundtracks!" More info at TOPICS Entertainment (topics-ent.com)

"IMPORTED" BLU-RAYS
Der Baader Meinhof Complex [Blu-ray] (Germany/France/Czech Republic, 2008) Gotta be an import?
Baader Meinhof Complex [Blu-ray] Same as above, different distributor, somehow even pricier?
Harsh Times [Blu-ray] (2006)
Kill Bill 1 & 2: From Dusk Till Dawn [Blu-ray] Says 3 discs so I bet that's really three films
Deer Hunter (Spec Dlx) [Blu-ray] (UK/USA, 1978)
Elephant Man (Dlx Spkg) [Blu-ray] (1980)
Ran (Sub Dlx Spkg) [Blu-ray] (France/Japan, 1985) Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Belle De Jour (Sub Dlx Spkg) [Blu-ray] (France/Italy, 1967) Catherine Deneuve
Lost Honour of Katrina Blum (Sub Dlx Spkg) [Blu-ray] (Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt Entstehen und Wohin Sie F?hren Kann - West Germany, 1975)
Contempt (1963) (Sub Dlx Spkg) [Blu-ray] (Le Mépris - France/Italy, 1963) Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance - directed by Jean-Luc Godard

TRIPLE FEATURES OF THE WEEK
Tom Selleck Western Collection (Monte Walsh / Last Stand at Saber River / Crossfire Trail)
Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy
Sam Elliott Western Collection (Rough Riders / You Know My Name / The Desperate Trail)

QUADRUPLE FEATURES OF THE WEEK
Batman Collection: 4 Film Favorites Batman, & Robin, Forever, Returns
Blade Collection: 4 Film Favorites Blade, II, Trinity and House of Chthon
Bruce Willis: 4 Film Favorites The Last Boy Scout, 16 Blocks, Last Man Standing and The Whole Nine Yards - you could do worse...but not MUCH worse
Chris Tucker Collection: 4 Film Favorites Rush Hour 1, 2, 3 and Money Talks
Cop Comedy Collection: 4 Film Favorites Police Academy 5, 6, 7 and ... Loaded Weapon 1. Sure, why not
House Party Collection: 4 Film Favorites House Party 1 through 4 - I had no idea there were four of those
International Spies Collection: 4 Film Favorites The three Austin Powers movies and Spies Like Us - so it HAS to be four, huh?
Ocean's Collection: 4 Film Favorites (Ocean's Eleven 2001 / Ocean's Twelve / Ocean's Thirteen / Ocean's Eleven 1960)
Police Academy 1-4 Collection: 4 Film Favorites

BIG RERELEASES OF THE WEEK
Stepfather II (DVD Special Edition) (UK/USA, 1989) Terry O'Quinn IS, Meg Foster, Caroline Williams, Jonathan Brandis - more info at Synapse (synapse-films.com)
Enigma (UK/USA/Germany/Netherlands, 2001) Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Jeremy Northam, Saffron Burrows
Love Liza (France/Germany/USA, 2002) Philip Seymour Hoffman

BIG RELEASE OF MYSTERY OF THE WEEK
Halloween 2009/Q3 Not sure what this is - probably a mistake? I mean, "Halloween II" hasn't even been out a month so it probably isn't that...



DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WEEK

James Dean: The First American Teenager (made for TV, UK, 1975)

The Last Season: The Life and Demolition of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (2002)

Ice Kings (2006)

In a Dream (2008)

Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie (2008)

Secrecy (2008) Get it and FIND OUT before the government suppresses it!! More info (for now) at Docurama (docurama.com)

The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club (2009) (10/1)

Outlaws & Gunslingers "Five part documentary series"



FURN FILMS OF THE WEEK

Synapse Films really swelled the ranks of horror and/or Eurosoftcore releases this week - these are all Synapse listings:
Pinky Violence Collection, The (Includes Audio CD) Four Japanese films that are quite out there, and one CD
The Vampire Collection El Vampiro (Mexico, 1957) y El Ataúd del Vampiro (Mexico, 1958)
The Black Pit of Dr. M (Misterios de Ultratumba - Mexico, 1959)
The Living Coffin (El Grito de la Muerte - Mexico, 1959)
The Man and the Monster (El Hombre y el Monstruo - Mexico, 1959)
Brainiac (El Barón del Terror - Mexico, 1962)
The Witch's Mirror (El Espejo de la Bruja - Mexico, 1962)
Girl Boss Guerilla (Sukeban Gerira - Japan, 1972)
Pepito y La Lámpara Maravillosa (Mexico, 1972)
Chabelo y Pepito Contra Los Monstruos (Mexico, 1973)
Female Yakuza Tale (Yasagure Anego Den: Sôkatsu Rinchi - Japan, 1973)
Sex & Fury (Furyô Anego Den: Inoshika Ochô - Japan, 1973)
Terrifying Girls' High School (Ky?ocirc;fu Joshik?ocirc;k?ocirc;: B?ocirc;k?ocirc; Rinchi Ky?ocirc;shitsu - Japan, 1973)
Chabelo y Pepito Detectives (Mexico, 1974)
Screwed (Neji-shiki - Japan, 1998)
Bangkok Haunted (Thailand, 2001)
Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf (Môjû tai Issunbôshi - Japan, 2001) Teruo Ishii's final film
Omen (Sung Horn - Thailand, 2003)
The Uninvited (4 Inyong Shiktak - South Korea, 2003)
Tokyo Psycho (Tôkyô Densetsu: Ugomeku Machi no Kyôki - Japan, 2004)

Here are the ones from other companies:
Kohlhiesel's Daughters (Kohlhiesels Töchter - West Germany, 1962) Televista bootleg of the week
Mafia Connection (E Venne il Giorno dei Limoni Neri - Italy, 1970)
Naked and Violent (America Cosí Nuda, Cosí Violenta - Italy, 1970) "Mondo" style documentary about those seedy Americans
Lucifera: Demon Lover (L'amante del Demonio - Italy, 1972)
Erotic Daughters of Emmanuelle (Le Journal Érotique d'un Bûcheron - France, 1974)
Italian Sex (Sesso in Testa - Italy, 1974)
Catherine Chérie (West Germany/Spain, 1982)

Dinner With a Vampire (A Cena col Vampiro - made for TV, Italy, 1988)
Les Milles (France/Germany/Poland, 1995)
Who Killed Pixote? (w/ English Subtitles) (Quem Matou Pixote? - Brazil, 1996)
The Storm Riders (Fung wan: Hung Ba Tin Ha - Hong Kong, 1998) Sonny Chiba
Dracula's Fiancee (La Fiancée de Dracula - France, 2002)
Home Run (回家的路 - China, 2008)
Revenge (Бой с тенью - Russia, 2007) Also known as "Shadow Boxing 2"
Where is Winky's Horse (Waar is Het Paard van Sinterklaas? - Belgium/Netherlands, 2007)
Tactical Unit: Partners (Kei Tung Bou Deui: Fo Pun - direct to video, Hong Kong, 2009)



COLLECTIONS OF NO GREAT SHAKES

Alien Fear Collection The Absence of Light, Willows Way, 6 Angels and Exterminator City - nope, heard of none of them
Too Cool For School Collection 12 "cult comedy classics" you surely have never heard of - list at Amazon

Best of Sherlock Holmes Collection PD collection from Pop Flix
Hollywood Hoodlums Collection Ditto

42nd Street Forever 5: Alamo Drafthouse Edition Collection of trailers - list at Amazon (if you care about what trailers you're buying....let me know)
The Sexy Box (Four Comedies by Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz) Includes Squeeze Play, Waitress, Stuck on You and The First Turn-on (and lots of naked breasts, I'm guessing) - more info at Troma (buy.tromamovies.com)

AND THE REST OF THE MOVIES

Daughter of Darkness (UK, 1948)
Burke and Hare (UK, 1972)
The Hanging Woman (La Orgía de los Muertos - Spain/Italy, 1973) Paul Naschy - more info at Troma (buy.tromamovies.com)
Guns on the Clackamas by Bill Plympton (1995) Directed by Bill Plympton - but live action! More info at Microcinema (microcinemadvd.com)

Trauma (2004) (Steelbook) (UK) Colin Firth, Mena Suvari
Nightmare (2005) More info at MPI (mpihomevideo.com)
Damnation Media Pack Includes short Damnation (Canada, 2006) and Tony Todd in Shadow: Dead Riot (2006)

Fermat's Room (La Habitación de Fermat - Spain, 2007) "Saw" for nerds More info also at MPI
Frownland (2007)
Hunting Season (2007)
Steam (2007) Ally Sheedy, Ruby Dee, Kate Siegel, Chelsea Handler - more info at Wolfe (wolfevideo.com)

Bloodwine (2008)
Farmhouse (2008) Steven Weber, Kelly Hu
Jazz in the Diamond District (2009) (2008)

No Through Road (Australia, 2008)
Orgies and the Meaning of Life (2008)
Uncross the Stars (2008) Ron Perlman, Barbara Hershey, Daniel Gillies

Flesh, TX (direct to video, 2009) Joe Estevez, Kathleen Benner, Jose Rosete, Dale Denton....no, I haven't heard of any of them folks either. Hey but they DO have a MySpace
Godkiller: Walk Among Us #1 (2009) Based on the graphic novel
Haunting of Winchester House (direct to DVD?, 2009) Not in the IMDb but that never stopped The Asylum (theasylum.cc)
In a Spiral State (2009) - MySpace
Once Upon A Summer (2009)



TV OF THE WEEK

The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Collection Wow...somebody REALLY liked this show. 147 episodes and TWELVE HOURS OF BONUS MATERIAL on a whopping TWENTY-FIVE (25) DISCS in a "deluxe firehouse collector's box with lenticular (hologram) panels on the front and sides." Such a monstrosity could ONLY come from the genius marketers of Time/Life (timelife.com)

The Unit: Season Four (CBS, 2008-9) Final season for Snake Doctor and crew
The Unit: Season Four [Blu-ray]
The Unit: The Complete Giftset 19 discs!

How I Met Your Mother: Season Four (CBS, 2008-9)
How I Met Your Mother: Season Four [Blu-ray]

CSI NY: The Complete Fifth Season (CBS, 2008-9)
CSI NY: Seasons 1-5 MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM OF THE WEEK

Kings - Season One (NBC, 2009) Season ONLY, more like

Life on Mars: The Complete Series (ABC, 2008-9) I wonder if they kept all the music in....not curious enough to actually BUY this series, mind you, but still

Daybreak: The Complete Series (ABC, 2006)

In what I'm sure is totally a coincidence, two late night cable series debut on DVD this week:
Hot Springs Hotel: The Complete Series (Showtime, 1997) "After dark" means "smut!" More info at http://www.hotspringshotel.tv/buy-dvd
Hotel Erotica: Season 1 (Cinemax, 2002) I'm not sure "featuring Candance Michelle" is the way to sell this collection - of course, I probably would have nixed ad copy like "Check in...to desire" as well, so

Turn of the Century (2009) Collection of clips from the 1996-9 NY Public Access show featuring Dame Darcy and Lisa Hammer...and whoever showed up over the years (it's quite a list, but they'll try to sell you on Courtney Love)

The Patty Duke Show: Season One (ABC, 1963-4) How CAN identical twins also be cousins? The world may never figure that one out. Includes the unaired pilot - more info and previews at Shout! Factory (shoutfactorystore.com)

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Complete Series (Cartoon Network, 2002-4) 39 episodes
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Origins 10 episodes (Episodes 1-10?)

Cobra: The Complete Series (syndicated, 1993-4)

Wyatt Earp: Season 2 Complete (ABC, 1956-7)

The Real Story: Places (Smithsonian Channel)
Real Stories Vol 1: Places Same as above?

Animal X Natural Mystery Unit - Chupacabras Single episode of the series, which has aired on Animal Planet - watch out for the format...this one's PAL, says Amazon (10/1)
Animal X Natural Mystery Unit - Chupacabras NTSC, says Amazon (10/1)

Animal X Natural Mystery Unit - Reptilian Creatures PAL, says Amazon (10/1)
Animal X Natural Mystery Unit - Reptilian Creatures NTSC, says Amazon (10/1)

Daring Capers - Seasons 1 & 2 - 20 Episodes! AS SEEN ON THE LEARNING CHANNEL!

Buried Secrets - As seen on National Geographic - 4 hours!
Buried Secrets - AS SEEN ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC! Same as above?

WEB TV OF THE WEEK
The Guild: Seasons 1 & 2 (www.watchtheguild.com, 2007-9)

I think these are all rereleases/reconfigurations:
Martin: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (FOX, 1992-4)
Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (CBS, 1996-8)
The Chris Rock Show: Seasons 1 & 2 (HBO, 1997-9)

Here are some "Fan Favorites" releases from Sony. None of these had any details when I checked (except stickers on some boxes did refer to a particular episode - or pilot!) but they appear to have as many episodes as could be crammed onto one disc - usually, 7-9 for half hour shows. These are all half hour shows, right?
All in the Family: Fan Favorites
Barney Miller: Fan Favorites
Bewitched: Fan Favorites
Diff'rent Strokes: Fan Favorites
Good Times: Fan Favorites
I Dream of Jeannie: Fan Favorites
The Jeff Foxworthy Show: Fan Favorites
The Jeffersons: Fan Favorites
The King of Queens: Fan Favorites
Married... With Children: Fan Favorites
NewsRadio: Fan Favorites
Sanford and Son: Fan Favorites

Ax Men: The Complete Season 2 (History, 2009)

The Universe: The Complete Season Three [Blu-ray] (History, 2008-9)
The Universe Seasons 1-3 [Blu-ray]

Criss Angel Mindfreak: The Most Dangerous Escapes (A&E)
Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem (History)
Haunted Histories Collection Megaset (A&E) 20 discs!
Manson 40 Years Later DVD (History)
MonsterQuest: Movie Monsters (History)
Paranormal State: Demonic Investigations (A&E)
Warriors: Season 1 (History)

Lions: The Lion's Share/White Lions/A Lion Called Christian/Rogue Lions Four animal planet shows about....some animal or something

TV MOVIES OF THE WEEK

St. Teresa of the Andes (Sor Teresa de los Andes - miniseries, TVN, Chile, 1989) (9/30)
Joseph of Nazareth: The Man Closest to Christ (Gli Amici di Gesù - Giuseppe di Nazareth - Canale 5, Italy, 2000) (9/30) I think these two must have made the rounds on TBN lately

Family Pictures (ABC, 1993) Sam Neill, Anjelica Houston, Kyra Sedgwick, Dermot Mulroney

Cagney & Lacey: The Return (CBS, 1994)
Cagney & Lacey: The Menopause Years (Box Set) (CBS, 1994-6) Collection of all four reunion movies More info at S'more (smoreent.com)

BRITISH TV OF THE WEEK
Man Stroke Woman: The Complete Series BBC3, 2005, 2007) Ensemble sketch comedy led by Nick Frost - more info at MPI (mpihomevideo.com)
Midsomer Murders: Set 13 (ITV, 2006-7) First four from Series 10 (if tv.com's list is correct)
Sense and Sensibility (miniseries, BBC, 1971)
Traffik (miniseries, Channel 4, 1989)

Yellowstone: Battle for Life "BBC Earth"
Yellowstone: Battle for Life [Blu-ray]

Foyle's War: Series 1-5 - From Dunkirk to VE-Day

JAPANESE TV OF THE WEEK (DUBBED FOR AMERICANS)
Ultraman: The Complete Series (TBS, 1966-7) That's TOKYO, not Turner.

KOREAN TV OF THE WEEK
The Great Queen Seondeok Vol. 1 (선덕여왕 - MBC, 2009) Don't know how many episodes - still airing on MBC (imbc.com)

CHINESE TV OF THE WEEK
Eagle Shooting Heroes (射雕英雄传 - KMTV-1, 2008)

AND FINALLY, "60 MINUTES" OF THE WEEK
60 Minutes - President Obama (September 13, 2009) Wow, a redesign for the "60 Minutes" site - I don't like it - transcripts seem to have disappeared, although the video (cbsnews.com) remains - broken up by commercials, even - ugh - still, cheaper than buying a DVD!
60 Minutes - Big Teddy (September 13, 2009) This just in: still dead - video at 60 Minutes
60 Minutes - Guiding Light (September 13, 2009) 72 years annnnnnnd DONE - video at 60 Minutes



COMEDY OF THE WEEK (both rereleases?)

George Lopez: America's Mexican
Sam Kinison: Wild Child 2 discs



ANIME OF THE WEEK

Big Windup: Part 2
Burst Angel: The Complete Collection (includes OVA) [Blu-ray]
Ergo Proxy: The Complete Series Box Set (Viridian Collection)
Heat Guy J: The Complete Series Box Set
Negima!: The Complete Series Box Set (Viridian Collection)
One Piece: Season Two, Third Voyage
Black Lagoon: The Complete Series Set

Blade of the Immortal Volume 1
Green Green-Complete LiteBox
Huntik-Secrets & Seekers Volume 1 (Spanish Language)
Huntik Seekers and Secrets Volume 1

Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Season 1, Part 2
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Season 1, Part 2 (Limited Edition) Don't know if it's different...the price isn't
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Season 1, Part 3
Sola: Anime Legends

Naruto Shippuden, Vol. 1
Pokemon Elements, Vol. 3: Water
Pokemon Elements, Vol. 4: Electric



KIDZ RELEAZEZ OF THE WEEK

Disney Animation Collection 7: Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983) Includes three other shorts
Baby Einstein: World Animal Adventure
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (direct to video, 1999) "10th Anniversary Edition" includes collectible....stocking

The Wiggles: Big, Big Show!

Animal Atlas: Animals and Us/Animal Passport

Casper's Haunted Christmas

What-a-Mess: Christmas Mess
The Littles: Christmas Special
Sonic Underground: Sonic Christmas Blast
Hermie and Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas
WordWorld: Happy Holidays WordFriends!
Super Mario World: Yoshi the Superstar
WordWorld: Lots of Letters Box Set
Super Mario Bros. Super Show!: Mario's Adventures Out West/Mario Spellbound

Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories
Treasury of 150 Storybook Classics
A Very Brave Witch...and more Halloween stories

INDOCTRINATE 'EM WHILE THEY'RE YOUNG
Hugglers: Adventure 1- A Friend In Need
Hugglers: Adventure 2- Jesus Loves You
Hugglers: Holiday Special Yeah.....no - www.hugglers.com
Hugglers:Adventure 1 a Friend in Need
Hugglers:Adventure 2 Jesus Loves You
Hugglers:Holiday Special Hmm...all same as above? (Does anyone really need to know this?)

Before It's Too Late - WhaleSong (The W at Amazon) PAL (10/1)
Before It's Too Late - WhaleSong NTSC (10/1)

Fat Cat Storytime Vol 1 PAL (10/1)
Fat Cat Storytime Vol 1 NTSC (10/1)

Fat Cat Storytime Vol 2 PAL (10/1)
Fat Cat Storytime Vol 2 NTSC (10/1)

Mighty Machines: Lights & Ladders/Roadways to Runways
Mighty Machines: Diggers & Dozers/Big Wheels Rollin'

Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories: Patrick's Dinosaurs/What Happened To Patrick's Dinosaurs
Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories: Blumpoe the Grumpoe Meets Arnold The Cat/Millions of Cats



MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Celebration: The Video Collection 47 Madonna videos - doesn't include the one YOU wanted, though...well, maybe...check the list before you buy to be sure

Greatest Hits Big & Rich

Secret Policeman's Ball: The Secret Policeman Rocks! Compilation of performances from 1979 on - list and more info at Shout! Factory (shoutfactorystore.com)

Where the Wild Things Are (2pc) Steve Vai

That Old Black Magic Billy Daniels
The Lady Is A Tramp Damita Jo

ELVIS OF THE WEEK
From the Beginning to the End/A Generous Heart Elvis Presley
Elvis: To Memphis and Beyond
Elvis Complete: The King of Rock 'N' Roll (Box Set) 4 discs

1001 Nights: Damon & Naomi

Live at Red Rocks [Blu-ray] Rob Thomas

Woodstock Diary 1969:Friday Saturday (made for TV, 1994) Three more hours of Woodstock footage
Requiem:Lokerse 2003 Killing Joke
All Or Nothing:Live in Germany Steve Marriott

Believe Again Live Tour Delta Goodrem (import, may be PAL?)

The Rolling Stones: Rock of Ages - An Unauthorized Story
Miley Cyrus: The World According To "An Unauthorized Story" - you don't say!

LEARNIN'
The Happy Traum Guitar Method: Basic Theory That Every Guitarist Should Know
Musicpro Guides: Cubase 5 - Beginner Level Software is LIKE an instrument

HIP HOP/ZINES OF THE WEEK
Daytona Freakfest, Vol. 4
Mixtape DVD, Vol. 3 - Pitch Control (pitchcontroltv.com) - rescheduled a few times



CLASSICAL/BALLET/OPERA/ART/&c. OF THE WEEK
The Dvorak Cycle, Vol. 3
Offenbach: Ritter Blaubart
Janacek: Das Schlaue Fuchslein
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) [Blu-ray]
Edgar
Puccini: Edgar [Blu-ray]
Callas - Assoluta

Tan Dun/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra: Paper Concerto
Tan Dun/Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra: Water Concerto
The Sleeping Beauty [Blu-ray]
The Rake's Progress [Blu-ray]
Twin Spirits: Sting performs Schumann Ewwwwwww, c'mon, Sting
Twin Spirits: Sting performs Schumann [Blu-ray]

The Gift of the Magi - Rautavaara / Tapiola Sinfonieta
Don Giovanni - Mozart/Australian Opera
Cinderella - Rossini / Australian Opera
She Stoops to Conquer - Goldsmith / National Theatre
Chaim Soutine: 20th Century Expressionist Artist
Queen Esther Marrow & The Harlem Gospel Singers - Let the Good Times Roll

Gala Concert: 300 Years of St. Petersburg [Blu-ray]
Ode to Freedom - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9; Leonard Bernstein - Official concert of the Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989
Khovanshchina
Thomas Hampson Sings Schumann

Glenn Gould: Hereafter [Blu-ray]
Martha Argerich: Live at Verbier Festival - Bach/Mozart/Grieg/Bartok/Lutoslawski/Shostakovich

Romeo & Juliet
Romeo & Juliet [Blu-ray]

Arena di Verona Collection
Jose Carreras & Friends (Ac3 Dol)

Il Re
Krenek: Karl V. & Kehraus um St. Stephan
Gustavo Dudamel: Live from Salzburg - Beethoven/Mussorgsky
Jackie O
Mascagni: Amica
John Scott Whiteley: 21st-Century Bach, Vol. 1 - The Complete Organ Works of J.S. Bach
Great Ballets of the Teatro alla Scala
Richard Strauss: Alpine Symphony - Neeme Jarvi, Hague Philharmonic

ART FROM MICROCINEMA
Another Tomorrow: Young Video Art from the Collection of the Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum - more info at Microcinema (microcinemadvd.com)
Peter Weibel, Rewriter: Early (conceptual) photographs, (expanded) films, (body) videos and (contextual) works, 1964-1975 - more info at Microcinema
The Art Guys present Home on the Range Well, not MUSIC...but definitely PERFORMANCE - more info at Microcinema



SPORTS!

NHL: Calgary Flames - 10 Great Playoff Games
NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs - 10 Great Leafs and Their Most Memorable Games

Baseball's Greatest Legends

Wimbledon: The 2009 Official Film
Wimbledon 2009 Mens Final - Federer vs Roddick

Ultimate Fighting Championship: Ultimate Knockouts, Vol. 7 [Blu-ray]
Ultimate Fighting Championship: Ultimate Knockouts, Vol. 7

THE BONED AGE The Grenade Crew (snowboarding) (10/3)

DEFEND YOURSELF
Kyokushin Kai Volume 3 More info at Rising Sun Productions (risingsunproductions.net)

VROOOOM
Classic Motorcycles



SWEAT OF THE WEEK

Tracey Mallett: Quickblast Method- Rock Hard Abs & Buns (10/5)

3-D Legs Michael Griffith (10/1)

Dance a GoGo: Music Video Dance Workout Andrea Lin

Tai Chi: The Empowering Workout with Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson
Chi Kung: The Healing Workout with Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson

Shapelygirl: Let's Get Moving 2 DVD Set Debra Mazda

Hardcore Pilates Chaos
Punk Yoga Also Chaos

Stretch and Joint Mobility Therapy Annette Fletcher

Tribal Fusion Bellydance - Pop & Lock Elisheva

Salsa...Solo! Dance instruction for beginners with Yesenia Adame

Combin-ography - Bridging the gap between choreography and improvisation - belly dance Bahaia (9/30)



SMUT OF THE WEEK

Missy's Beautiful Juggs
Fresh Tryouts
Fiesta Island Party Girls, Vol. 2 I list this every month or so - then it disappears, gets rescheduled, and we repeat - sometimes I list it under "music," sometimes under "smut" - a good time is had by all. NEXT
Bob's Videos #173: Fully-Fashioned Goddess



TITLES FROM ALPHA VIDEO (oldies.com) WHICH CHANCES ARE WILL NOT BE SHOWING AVAILABLE ON MONDAY
Roy Rogers Double Feature: Ridin' Down the Canyon (1942) / On the Old Spanish Trail (1939)
Range Busters: Land of Hunted Men
Lee PowellCollection: Trigger Pals (1939) / Texas Manhunt (1942) / Lone Ranger (Lost Chapter)
Cowboy Rarities Of The 30s: Code of the Fearless (1939) / Songs and Saddles (1938)
Sea Racketeers
Adventures of Robin Hood, Volume 20
Medicine Man
Aventures Of Ozzie & Harriet, Volume 15
Bill Cody Double Feature: Six Gun Justice (1936) / Texas Rambler (1935)
Thundering Gun Slingers
Texas Ranger Double Feature: Marked for Murder (1945) / Bad Men of Thunder Gap (1943)
Grindhouse Double Feature: Zontar, The Thing From Venus (1966) / In The Year 2889 (1967)
Behind Stone Walls
Feud of the Range
Aesop's Fables
Phantom of Santa Fe
Musical Double Feature: Breakfast in Hollwood / Minstrel Man
Meet the Mayor
Martin Luther
Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Volumes 6-11 (5-DVD)
Johnny Mack Brown Western Classics (Desert Phantom (1936) / Guns In The Dark (1937) / Everyman's Law (1936) / Between Men (1935) / Under Cover Man (1936)) (5-DVD)
Rhythm in the Clouds/Sitting on the Moon

ET CETERA

MORE RELEASES OF MYSTERY FROM DK
Eyewitness-Horse
Eyewitness-Jungle

WAR (WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR)
Gotterdammerung: The Enemy At the Gates
WWII In Color
Civil War Battlefields! 4 DVD set!

CHOO CHOO OF THE WEEK
150 Years of Austrian Railways
The Gotthard Railway

CHOO CHOO (SMALLER SCALE) OF THE WEEK
Lionel Nation, No. 4 (10/5)

SECRETS OF THE CROSS FROM....KULTUR VIDEO? REALLY? OKAY...
Secrets of the Cross [Blu-ray]
Secrets of the Cross Box Set
Who Killed Jesus? - Secrets of the Cross
The Jesus Tomb - Secrets of the Cross
The Mary Magdalene Conspiracy - Secrets of the Cross
Trial of the Knights Templar - Secrets of the Cross

Along those lines...
DVD IS THE NEW SANDWICH BOARD
Are We Living in the End Times? Dr. Alfred Adams gets Biblical on your ass

WHAT'S COOKIN'?
Fabulously Frugal Feasts Vol 1 Christiane Jory wrote "The 99 Cent Only Stores Cookbook: Gourmet Recipes at Discount Prices so why WOULDN'T you trust her to give you a DVD's worth of ideas for cheap eats?

Bravo Chef: Italian Cuisine
Bravo Chef: French Cuisine
Bravo Chef: Fish & Seafood
Bravo Chef: Chicken

NATURE (MAYBE)
Classic Safari Films

CUTE ANIMALS
Baby Love: Babies Being Babies On the whole, I'd prefer a puppies or kitties video to a baby humans video...but maybe that's just me

YOU HAVE CANCER. HERE'S A DVD
Breast Cancer: The Path of Wellness & Healing (10/1)

YOU CAN LEARN *ANYTHING* BUY PURCHASING THE CORRECT DVD
The Art of Screaming!

And finally...
Yule a Go-Go Finally indeed! A DVD that knows you've always wanted something to combine your love of the yule log with your love of burlesque dancing and GIVES IT TO YA - perfect for when you have guests over and you're still uncomfortable about watching "Hotel Erotica" or "Hot Springs Hotel" when you're not alone!

I can't believe it either, but we've made it to the end! I'd love for you to reply AND to come back Monday to see how things have changed! We'll also have our weekly look at what everybody else is buying.

Until then...SEE YA








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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
    Originally posted by CRZ

    Away We Go (USA/UK, 2009) John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph - why didn't I hear about this movie before now? Did it really suck? The trailer didn't suck!


A young actor I tutor has a small part in this, so I meant to go see it, but never got around to it, partially because it never came to the local cineplex I don't think. Anyway, the reviews weren't overwhelming but they certainly weren't bad. It's directed by Sam Mendes, BTW.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.52

    Here are some "Fan Favorites" releases from Sony. None of these had any details when I checked (except stickers on some boxes did refer to a particular episode - or pilot!) but they appear to have as many episodes as could be crammed onto one disc - usually, 7-9 for half hour shows. These are all half hour shows, right?
    All in the Family: Fan Favorites
    Barney Miller: Fan Favorites
    Bewitched: Fan Favorites
    Diff'rent Strokes: Fan Favorites
    Good Times: Fan Favorites
    I Dream of Jeannie: Fan Favorites
    The Jeff Foxworthy Show: Fan Favorites
    The Jeffersons: Fan Favorites
    The King of Queens: Fan Favorites
    Married... With Children: Fan Favorites
    NewsRadio: Fan Favorites
    Sanford and Son: Fan Favorites


It seems to me that most of these sets have been on sale recently, either at Borders or Best Buy.

I wonder if those were old versions that were being marked down to make room for these editions with new packaging.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.94
    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
      Originally posted by CRZ

      Away We Go (USA/UK, 2009) John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph - why didn't I hear about this movie before now? Did it really suck? The trailer didn't suck!


    A young actor I tutor has a small part in this, so I meant to go see it, but never got around to it, partially because it never came to the local cineplex I don't think. Anyway, the reviews weren't overwhelming but they certainly weren't bad. It's directed by Sam Mendes, BTW.


I thought it was pretty good. Rudolph and Krasinski give pretty good performances. It's definitely one of those indies filled with quirky people, though, so if you hate those, you might want to skip it.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.61
In my days in the Air Force, I was stationed at Edwards AFB, where Pancho Barnes is talked about quite a bit. I plan finding that DVD!



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.33
    Originally posted by Teapot
    I thought it was pretty good. Rudolph and Krasinski give pretty good performances. It's definitely one of those indies filled with quirky people, though, so if you hate those, you might want to skip it.

Agreed. It was fine, but I won't be adding it to my collection.

The opening scene is the best thing in the movie.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.85
NEWLY ADDED:
Detroit Mob Confidential (The W at Amazon) (9/30)

NOW SHOWING UNAVAILABLE:
Godkiller: Walk Among Us #1
Treasury of 150 Storybook Classics
Wyatt Earp: Season 2 Complete
Richard Strauss: Alpine Symphony - Neeme Jarvi, Hague Philharmonic
Woodstock Diary 1969:Friday Saturday
Requiem:Lokerse 2003
All Or Nothing:Live in Germany
Baader Meinhof Complex [Blu-ray]
Halloween 2009/Q3
Harsh Times [Blu-ray]
Kill Bill 1 & 2: From Dusk Till Dawn [Blu-ray]
Baader Meinhof Complex [Blu-ray]
Hugglers: Adventure 1- A Friend In Need
Hugglers: Adventure 2- Jesus Loves You
Hugglers: Holiday Special
WWII In Color
Hugglers:Adventure 1 a Friend in Need
Hugglers:Adventure 2 Jesus Loves You
Hugglers:Holiday Special
Classic Safari Films

TOP PREORDERED TITLES OF THE WEEK
1 1 How I Met Your Mother: Season Four
2 3 Monsters vs. Aliens
3 2 The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition)
4 4 The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition with Digital Copy and Amazon Exclusive Set of 4 Collectible 8x10 Character Posters) [Blu-ray]
5 5 Monsters vs. Aliens [Blu-ray]
6 6 Celebration: The Video Collection
7 7 Midsomer Murders: Set 13
8 8 Monsters vs. Aliens/B.O.B.'s Big Break in Monster 3D: Ginormous Double Pack
9 10 The Unit: Season Four
10 9 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Two-Disc Special Edition)
11 11 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) [Blu-ray]
12 12 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies [Blu-ray]
13 15 The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition with Digital Copy and Amazon Exclusive Set of 4 Collectible 8x10 Character Posters)
14 13 Life on Mars: The Complete Series
15 17 Management
16 14 CSI NY: The Complete Fifth Season
17 16 Away We Go
18 19 Labyrinth [Blu-ray]
19 21 The Dark Crystal [Blu-ray]
20 18 The Guild: Seasons 1 & 2
21 20 The Patty Duke Show: Season One
22 -- The Wiggles: Big, Big Show!
23 23 Ultraman: The Complete Series
24 -- How I Met Your Mother: Season Four [Blu-ray]

Dropping out from last week's check are Foyle's War: Series 1-5 - From Dunkirk to VE-Day and Naruto Shippuden, Vol. 1.

NEXT WEEK'S TOP PREORDERS (as of right now)
1 Bones: The Complete Fourth Season
2 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + BD Live w/ Blu-ray packaging) [Blu-ray]
3 The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Fifth Season
4 Ken Burns: National Parks - America's Best Idea
5 Trick 'r Treat
6 Nip/Tuck - Season 5, Part 2
7 Blood Ties: Season Two
8 My Life in Ruins
9 Trick 'r Treat [Blu-ray]
10 Ally McBeal: The Complete Series
11 Ken Burns: The National Parks - America's Best Idea (Blu-Ray) [Blu-ray]
12 Red Dwarf: Back to Earth
13 Jari Love: Get Extremely Ripped! 1000
14 Medium: The Complete Fifth Season
15 Contact [Blu-ray]
16 Veggie Tales: Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving
17 Joe Bonamassa Live from the Royal Albert Hall
18 TCM Spotlight: Esther Williams, Vol. 2 (Thrill of a Romance / Fiesta / This Time for Keeps / Pagan Love Song / Million Dollar Mermaid / Easy to Love)
19 My Fair Lady
20 The Hills: Season Five, Part One
21 Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics (The Walking Dead / Frankenstein 1970 / You'll Find Out / Zombies on Broadway)
22 Get Smart: Season 4
23 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (DVD/Two-Disc Blu-ray + BD Live w/DVD packaging) [Blu-ray]
24 Lark Rise to Candleford: The Complete Season One

CURRENT TOP PREORDERED FOR THE WEEK OF...
10/13: The Proposal (Single Disc Widescreen)
10/20: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
10/27: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
11/3: Food, Inc.
11/10: Up (Single Disc Widescreen)
11/17: Star Trek (Three-Disc +Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
11/24: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
12/1: Mystery Science Theater 3000: XVI [Limited Edition]
12/8: Lost: The Complete Fifth Season

'til next time - see ya!










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