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Bluray/DVD Picks For The 3rd Week Of February!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Some pretty great classic titles this week, but a fairly weak new release week.  But  I love the heavy classic title weeks.  It gives me a chance to watch some excellent filmmaking and remember all the films I saw when I was younger.  And the best is, that most of them have the HI-DEF treatment, so it is like watching the movie for the first time.  Some great titles.  Classic Titles.

As usual, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (BLURAY)

This film is one of my top films of all time.  This is what true thrilling cinema is all about.  Redford and Hoffman are phenomenal.  This takes place during Watergate and follows two reporters and their expose on revealing Nixon’s fuck up.  I guess you can say this is one of those movies that inspired me to start writing.  This gets the highest recommendation from me.  Buy this film.  So great.

EXTRAS


  • Audio Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Vintage TV Clip
  • Theatrical Trailer

  • CHAPLIN 15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (BLURAY)

    One of, if not the best Richard Attenborough film out there.  And Robert Downey Jr. is strictly brilliant in this film.  He is one of the best actors to ever grace the screen.  Robert Downey, Jr. captures the essence of comic genius Charlie Chaplin in a compelling, nuanced performance that earned him Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor. Director Richard Attenborough’s well-crafted portrait traces Chaplin’s impoverished London upbringing, extraordinary success as an actor and director, his troubled marriages, scandalous affairs, shocking elite to Switzerland and his triumphant return to Hollywood. The huge star-studded cast includes Kevin Kline, Dan Aykroyd, Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane and Geraldine Chaplin (as her own grandmother), and Downey’s astonishing mimicry of Chaplin’s gait, gestures and accents complete a dazzlingly authentic portrait of one of cinema’s first pop culture icons.

    EXTRAS


  • Strolling into the Sunset
  • Chaplin the Hero
  • The Most Famous Man in the World
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: 2 MOVIE COLLECTION (BLURAY)

    This should be purchased to put in your collection under “Awful Film Night”  or to have a marathon of bad films you and your friends  could “MST3K ” and heckle.  By no means are these films good, but they are good for laughs and to sit around late night with your friends while getting drunk and making fun of.  Contains ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ and ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God.’

    EXTRAS


  • Audio commentaries
  • Featurettes
  • Alternate scenes & alternate ending
  • Trailer

  • GAME OF DEATH (BLURAY)

    Not a remake of the Bruce Lee film, but let me tell you this film kicks all sort of ass.  Wesley Snipes is a martial arts badass and it definitely shows once again in the film.  Some of this film strictly takes place in a hospital, and I never knew you could have so much amazing action scenes in a hospital before.  Add to this an epic fight scene between Wesley and Zoe Bell (Grindhouse).  The fight scenes are brutally violent and hardcore on every turn.  definitely worth picking up.  Love Wesley Snipes action.

    EXTRAS


  • A Look at the Story
  • The Action Game of Death
  • The Cast
  • Working with Director Giorgio Serafini
  • Shooting in Detroit
  • Behind the Stunts

  • KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL (BLURAY)

    One hell of a brutal and gritty film noir starring Le Marvin no less.  Plus the cover art is just all sorts of cool.  If you love film noir, then this is a title to pick up.  Hi-def rules.  Hard-hitting film noir where Joe Rolfe s an ex-con who’s trying to go straight with a job as a deliveryman for a florist company. Unfortunately, a gang of thugs led by a criminal mastermind have arranged a bank robbery using a van that looks just like the one driven by Rolfe–and the deliveryman takes the fall for the heist. This leads to Rolfe’s search for the real thieves, a trail that leads to Mexico and an unexpected love affair with the gang leader’s daughter.

    EXTRAS


  • Before-and-after film restoration demo
  • Trailer
  • Collectible postcard reproduction of the original movie poster
  • LAST TANGO IN PARIS (BLURAY)

    Pretty much a no-brainer to pick up and watch over and over.  Marlon Brando is exquisite as always and director Bernardo Bertolucci’s work is… well made for HI-DEFINITION.  This is a film you should watch at least a few times a year with your significant other.  It opens up doors.   A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middled-aged American businessman whom lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.  It is pretty much a bare bones release with only a trailer.  That tells me at some point there will be an ultimate edition with tons of features.

    EXTRAS

    – Theatrical Trailer

    LEMMY: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son of a Bitch (Bluray)

    This is one hell of a ride.  Motörhead singer and bassist Lemmy Kilmister has spent the better part of the past four decades as the living embodiment of the rock and roll lifestyle. Four years in the making, the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Lemmy: 49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son Of A Bitch’ gives fans an unprecedented and completely surprising look into his world. Directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, the film reveals Lemmy as never before and has already taken critics by storm, premiering to raves earlier this year at SXSW and screening at film festivals worldwide.

    Boasting a star-studded lineup including Metallica, Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Jarvis Cocker, Joan Jett, Billy Bob Thornton, Slash, pro wrestler Triple H, and members of The Clash, Guns N Roses, Jane’s Addiction, and more, the film offers a rare and revealing look at Lemmy’s life with candid at-home interviews, studio sessions, and priceless live concert footage. ‘Lemmy rocks,’ raves Variety, while Mojo calls the film ‘an unflinching and deeply humanizing portrait of one of modern music s truly iconic figures.’

    The DVD, a-two disc set with 4 hours of bonus features, will available on regular DVD and as a BluRay release. The American version of the film will include more bonus material than the versions in every other country in the world. The extras include outtakes from everyone from Dave Grohl and Metallica to Alice Cooper and Slash (as well as all the other famous musicians featured in the film).

    EXTRAS


    – Outtakes

    MOONSTRUCK (BLURAY)

    Say what you will.  This a good movie.  Nic Cage is decent in it as well.  Good to have this on bluray.  A levelheaded young woman falls in love with her fiance’s brother in Brooklyn’s Italian neighborhood.

    EXTRAS


  • Audio Commentary by Cher, Director Norman Jewison, and Writer John Patrick Shanley
  • “Moonstruck: At the Heart of an Italian Family”
  • “Pastas to Pastries: The Art of Fine Italian Food” Featurettes
  • “Music of Moonstruck”
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

  • NETWORK (BLURAY)

    Not to be confused with the Social Network. Network is one hell of a film that you will remember forever.  Robert Duvall, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Faye Dunaway bring this masterpiece alive.  This film really speaks out to the movie geeks in all of us.  You will quote it from years to come.  Thrilling.

    EXTRAS


  • Audio Commentary
  • Documentary
  • Featurette
  • Interview
  • Trailer
  • RAIN MAN (BLURAY)

    Some of the best acting you will see in any film.  Dustin Hoffman is truly spectacular.  Glad to have this on bluray.  Charlie Babbitt (Cruise) has just discovered he has an autistic brother named Raymond (Hoffman) and is now taking him on the ride of his life. Or is it the other way around? From his refusal to drive on major highways to a “four minutes to Wapner” meltdown at an Oklahoma farmhouse, Raymond first pushes hot-headed Charlie to the limits of his patience… and then pulls him completely out of his self-centered world! But what begins as an unsentimental journey for the Babbitt brothers becomes much more than the distance between two places – it’s a connection between two vastly different people… and “a poignant, profound and powerful film” (Joel Siegel, ABC-TV)!  I wish one of the commentaries we would have gotten was with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman.  Maybe on a future release.

    EXTRAS


  • Three Audio Commentaries
  • “The Journey of Rain Man” – A Retrospective Documentary
  • “Lifting the Fog: A Look at the Mysteries of Autism”
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Deleted scenes
  • The Twilight Zone: Season 3

    Still this is the best show to ever grace our television sets and minds.  Some of the most remembered episodes are from this season.  All 37 episodes of the third season of Rod Serling’s classic, groundbreaking series, now presented in pristine high-definition for the first time ever, along with hours of new and exclusive bonus features not available anywhere else!

    EXTRAS


  • 19 New Audio Commentaries, featuring The Twilight Zone Companion author Marc Scott Zicree, author/film historian Gary Gerani (Fantastic Television), authors/historians Scott Skelton and Jim Benson (Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After Hours Tour), Twilight Zone writers Earl Hamner, George Clayton Johnson and John Tomerlin, writer William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run), author/historian Martin Grams, Jr. (The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic), writer Marv Wolfman (creator of Blade and New Teen Titans), writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline), writer/producer Jeff Vlaming (NCIS, Fringe, Battlestar Galactica), writer Mark Fergus (Children of Men, Iron Man) and writer Len Wein (creator of Swamp Thing, Wolverine, New X-Men)
  • Interview with actor Edson Stroll
  • Original Laugh Track for Cavender Is Coming
  • Vintage Audio Interview with director of photography George T. Clemens
  • 19 Radio Dramas featuring Don Johnson, Blair Underwood, Ernie Hudson, Morgan Brittany, Adam West, Ed Begley, Jr., Jason Alexander, Shelley Berman, Michael York, Bruno Kirby and more
  • Isolated Scores for all 37 episodes featuring the legendary Bernard Herrmann, Van Cleave, Fred Steiner and othersALSO INCLUDES

  • Audio Commentaries by actors Bill Mumy, Lois Nettleton, William Windom, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Cornthwaite and Cliff Robertson
  • Audio Commentary by Jonathan Winters for A Game of Pool, plus Winters reads the Alternate Ending from the original script
  • Clip from the 1989 remake of A Game of Pool, featuring George Clayton Johnson’s original ending
  • Clip from the 1985 remake of Dead Man’s Shoes, featuring Helen Mirren in Dead Woman’s Shoes
  • Vintage Audio Recollections with Buzz Kulik, Buck Houghton, Richard L. Bare, Lamont Johnson and Earl Hamner
  • Rare Rod Serling appearances as a guest on The Garry Moore Show and Tell It to Groucho and as host of the popular game show Liar’s Club
  • And much more!
  • UNSTOPPABLE (BLURAY)

    A run of the mill action film with some great actors.  It is fast paced and pretty tense.  They say this is based on a true story, but I don’t remember ever hearing about this.  Hmmm.  Good marketing??  But overall a good popcorn action flick with some good acting and some above average thrilling moments.  A rail company frantically works to prevent an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas from wiping out a city.

    EXTRAS


  • Audio commentary with Tony Scott
  • Tracking the Story: Unstoppable Script Development

  • The Fastest Track: Unleashing Unstoppable
  • Derailed: Anatomy of a Scene
  • Hanging Off the Train: Stunt Work
  • On the Rails with the Director and Cast
  • WAITING FOR SUPERMAN (BLURAY)

    A must see film on the USA’s terrible stance on education.  Seriously a must see.  This is disturbing.  Something needs to be done.  Here in Dallas, there are teachers being fired, funds that are being dropped, and just tons of other factors and decisions that are being made that are NOT in favor of our education system.  SEE THIS FILM.  Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education “statistics” have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop-out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems.

    EXTRAS


  • Changing the Odds – A poignant look into the challenges students and teachers have faced within the public school system and the successful programs that have been put in place to change the face of public education in the U.S.
  • The making of “Shine” — the film’s title track — by musician John Legend
  • A conversation with director Davis Guggenheim
  • Commentary by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott
  • The Future is in Our Classrooms
  • Updates
  • Deleted scenes

  • That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for next week, where we will get into some more excellent releases.

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