TROUBLE CITY

THE SPECIAL EDITION - 05.21.07

Home VideoShawn S. LealosComment

Damn, this week is pretty stacked. There is a lot of pretty good releases and most of them are of older movies. I’m gonna touch on the four new releases that actually matter this week and then there is a lot to cover with re-releases, special editions and Criterion releases. Let’s get to it.

NEW RELEASES

ApocalyptoAPOCALYPTO
d. Mel Gibson
c. Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez
Read Devin’s review HERE: “it’s a movie that should have been released over the summer, which still reigns as the best time of year to see a guy get killed with frog-poisoned darts.” – 7/10

I saw Apocalypto at a special screening with Mel Gibson and Rudy Youngblood at the Indian casino I worked at here in Oklahoma. It was a week before it opened in theaters and going in, I remember hearing about what an important movie it was and about how it was about the fall of the Mayan empire. I can see somewhat how that might figure into the background of the story but that is it. The movie is nothing more than a great big chase movie. Youngblood plays Jaguar Paw, a young man who watches friends and family massacred and he himself taken in a group to be sacrificed to the Gods. He helps his wife and son hide in a hole and they are left there, trapped and alone after he is captured. The movie does not really pick up steam until Jaguar Paw escapes his captors and races back to save his wife and son. In the background you see the decaying of the Mayan empire, but the movie is to be enjoyed as a large, action flick with great locations and wonderful camera work. The disc contains a commentary, deleted scenes and a featurette.

SPECIAL FEATURES
Audio commentary with writer/director Mel Gibson and co-writer Farhad Safinia
”Becoming Mayan” Featurette
Deleted Scene with optional commentary by Mel Gibson and Farhad Safinia

leak bar

Letters from Iwo JimaLETTERS FROM IWO JIMA / FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (FIVE-DISC COMMEMORATIVE EDITION)
d. Clint Eastwood
c. Ken Watanabe, Ryan Philippe, Barry Pepper
Read Devin’s review of Flags of Our Fathers HERE: “On it’s own Flags of Our Fathers is terribly disappointing because there’s enough goodness in here to make the bad stuff all the more obvious.” – 6/10
Read Devin’s review of Letters of Iwo Jima HERE: “Letters From Iwo Jima (the title, by the way, comes from a truly pointless framing device) works better on its own than Flags of Our Fathers, but it’s still overlong and slightly unfocused.” – 7.5/10

Letters from Iwo Jima will be released this week in a nice special edition that makes the original release of Flags of Our Fathers look ridiculous. It is obvious which of the two movies the studio’s thought was the more important, as they just dropped Flags on us, but now release Iwo Jima as not only a special edition, but also as a package that pairs it with Flags of Our Fathers new special edition and a special fifth bonus disc with the A&E documentary “Heroes of Iwo Jima” - narrated by Gene Hackman – and the Oscar-nominated 1945 Short Film “To the Shores of Iwo Jima.” You can but the movies separately or together in a nice bundle. For those who don’t know, Letters From Iwo Jima shows the Japanese perspective during the Battle of Iwo Jima. It stars Ken Watanabe and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. Flags of Our Fathers tells the American story of the battle and starred Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper and Paul Walker. Both are directed by Clint Eastwood and all the special edition discs are jam packed with extras.

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA SPECIAL FEATURES
Red Sun, Black Sand: The Making of Letters from Iwo Jima - An inside look at the creation of the film with all key players
The Faces of Combat: The Cast of Letters from Iwo Jima - Cast members introduce the characters they portray in the film
Images from the Frontlines: The Photography of Letters from Iwo Jima - A still photo montage
November 2006 World Premiere at Budo-kan in Tokyo
November 2006 Press Conference

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS SPECIAL FEATURES
An introduction by Clint Eastwood
Words on the Page Featurettes
Six Brave Men Featurettes
The Making of an Epic Featurettes
Raising the Flag Featurettes
Visual Effects Featurettes
Looking into the Past Featurettes
Theatrical Trailer

BONUS FIFTH DISC SPECIAL FEATURES
A&E documentary “Heroes of Iwo Jima” which is narrated by Gene Hackman
Oscar-nominated 1945 Short Film “To the Shores of Iwo Jima”

leak bar

The Good GermanTHE GOOD GERMAN
d. Steven Soderbergh
c. George Clooney, Tobey Maguire, Cate Blanchett
Read Devin’s review HERE: “I appreciate that Soderbergh is trying things and going places that other directors wouldn’t, but I wish that he would spend as much time on characters and story as he would on the beautiful design.6.5/10

Steven Soderbergh has always made it a point to mix audience friendly pictures (Oceans Eleven, Out of Sight) with personal movies (Solaris, Bubble) and throw in critically acclaimed masterpieces along the way (Traffic). The Good German might have looked to Soderbergh to be a mix of a personal movie and what could have been a masterpiece. It did not quite reach the mark of masterpiece, but remains a beautiful looking movie and can solidly fit into his personal favorites as he heads into another audience friendly chapter of the Ocean trilogy. While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist (George Clooney) is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress (Cate Blanchett) and his driver (Tobey Maguire). It was Soderbergh trying to recreate the magic of Casablanca, but failing due to the story being nowhere near as rich as the classic masterpiece. The DVD is bare. I don’t know if there will be another version in the future.

SPECIAL FEATURES
nothing

leak bar

VenusVENUS
d.
Roger Michell
c. Richard Griffiths, Peter O'Toole, Jodie Whittaker

I don't know too much about Venus. It earned Peter O’Toole an Oscar nomination, which he once again lost. It was his eighth nomination for the man, who will probably have to settle for the 2003 Honorary Award as his only major recognition at the Academy Awards. It is a shame, since his loss at the 1963 Oscars for his performance in Lawrence of Arabia was one of the biggest roles of anyone’s career, but competing against Gregory Peck’s role of a lifetime as Atticus Finch would prove impossible for pretty much anyone. Well, O’Toole is still going pretty strong. In Venus he stars as Maurice, who along with his friend Ian (Leslie Phillips) is successful, yet aging actors. When Ian’s relative, Jessie (Jodie Whittaker), moves in to care for him, Maurice tries to care and nurture her and finds that he might be falling in love with the girl fifty years his junior.

SPECIAL FEATURES
Commentary with director Roger Michell and producer Kevin Loader
“Venus, A Real Work of Art” Making-of Featurette
Deleted Scenes

leak bar

RE-RELEASES AND CLASSIC FILMS

Third ManFor the second week in a row, Criterion is releasing two more DVDs. This week, there is a real big one as they release the film noir classic, The Third Man. Carol Reed directs this, arguably the blueprint of the noir film, as Orson Welles turns in what might be one of his finest performances. The movie, shot in glorious black and white (which won the film it’s only Oscar), tells the story of Pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton), who travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime (Welles). This special edition double disc includes a video introduction by writer-director Peter Bogdanovich, two audio commentaries: one by filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Tony Gilroy, and one by film scholar Dana Polan, Shadowing "The Third Man" (2005), a ninety-minute feature documentary on the making of the film, abridged recording of Graham Greene’s treatment, read by actor Richard Clarke, "Graham Greene: The Hunted Man," an hour-long, 1968 episode of the BBC's Omnibus series, featuring a rare interview with the novelist, Who Was the Third Man? (2000), a thirty-minute Austrian documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew, The Third Man on the radio: the 1951 “A Ticket to Tangiers” episode of The Lives of Harry Lime series, written and performed by Orson Welles; and the 1951 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of The Third Man, illustrated production history with rare behind-the-scenes photos, original UK press book, and U.S. trailer, cctor Joseph Cotten’s alternate opening voice-over narration for the U.S. version, archival footage of postwar Vienna, a look at the un-translated foreign dialogue in the film, plus, a booklet featuring essays by Luc Sante, Charles Drazin, and Philip Kerr and a web-exclusive essay on Anton Karas by musician John Doe.

SanshoThe second Criterion release is Sansho the Bailiff. Kenji Mizoguchi directs this Japanese masterpiece about an idealistic governor, who disobeys the reigning feudal lord, and is cast into exile, while his wife and children are left to fend for themselves and are eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave traders. The extras on this release includes audio commentary by Japanese-literature professor Jeffrey Angles, new video interviews with critic Tadao Sato, assistant director Tokuzo Tanaka, and legendary actress Kyoko Kagawa on the making of the film and its lasting importance plus a book featuring an essay by scholar Mark Le Fanu and two versions of the story on which the film was based--Ogai Mori’s 1915 "Sansho Dayu," in an acclaimed translation by J. Thomas Rimer, and a written form of an earlier oral variation, in a new English translation

RootsAlso released this week is the 4-Disc Roots 30th Anniversary Edition. The movie tells the saga of African-American life through the eyes of Kunta Kinte, who is abducted from his African village and sold into slavery. The four discs includes the entire mini series, a "Remembering Roots" featurette, video highlights with cast relaying stories about filming particular scenes, audio commentary from key cast members and a new bonus disc including "Crossing Over: How Roots Captivated a Nation" (2007) and the Documentary "Roots: One Year Later" (1978).

For all you John Wayne fans, this week supplies a smorgasbord of movie releases including The John Wayne Film Collection (Without Reservations / Allegheny Uprising / Tycoon / Reunion in France / Big Jim McLain / Trouble Along the Way), The John Wayne Rio BravoWestern Collection (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance / True Grit / Hondo / McLintock! / Big Jake / The Shootist / Rio Lobo / The Sons of Katie Elder / El Dorado) and The John Wayne Adventure Collection (The High and the Mighty / In Harms Way / Island in the Sky / Hatari! / Donovans Reef). The movie of note in these releases is the Rio Bravo (Two Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition). It includes the re-mastered feature film, commentary by John Carpenter (Assault on Precinct 13 was a varied remake of Rio Bravo) and film critic Richard Schickel, a John Wayne trailer gallery, "The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks" (1973 documentary), two all-new featurettes: "Commemoration: Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo," "Old Tucson: Where the Legends Walked", a press book, a dell comic book and lobby cards. You can also get it without the books and cards and save about $15.00.

40 Year Old VirginTo coincide with the theatrical release of the new Judd Apatow movie (Knocked Up), we get the re-release of The 40 Year-Old Virgin (Unrated 2-Disc Double Your Pleasure Edition). This 2-Disc Special Edition includes over 90 minutes of all-new bonus features plus most of the extras from the original release. The movie that stars Steve Carell as the virgin of the title receives the two-disc treatment with the first disc including the unrated version including feature commentary with Director/Co-Writer Judd Apatow and Actor/Co-Writer Steve Carell, 17 minutes of all-new deleted scenes, with optional deleted scenes commentary by Director/Co-Writer Judd Apatow and Actor/Co-Producer Seth Rogen. The second disc will include Judd's Video Diaries, cast auditions, raw footage (outtakes), poker game rehearsal, Reel Comedy Roundtable, Cinemax Final Cut: "The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, You Know How I Know You're Gay? Featurette, Date-A-Palooza, Sex Education Film from the 1950s, My Dinner with Stormy, a gag reel, Waxing Scene Featurette and a sneak peek of "Knocked Up."

Porky'sRemember the Revenge of the Nerds set that we got last month? If so, you get the idea behind the release of Porky’s: The Ultimate Collection and Porky's (The One Size Fits All Edition). We get the new release of the original “classic” and then a box set for only a few bucks more for the less than stellar follow ups. The original was not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination but for someone like me, who was twelve years old when this movie came out, it is my holy grail for “boobie flicks.” The story (set in 1954) of high school students who seek to lose their virginity and run afoul of a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother. The story has been done so many times over the years that it is not even funny, but the movie still holds a place in the fond memories of many people (where it might be better off staying). The new edition of the original movie will include the following extras: audio commentary by director Bob Clark, Porky’s through the Peephole: Bob Clark Looks Back featurette, Porky’s: A Comedy Classic featurette, original theatrical trailers, Porky’s Video Game – vintage sales presentation from the ‘80s, a still gallery and TV promos.

Prince of the CityA group of four DVDs are being released this week in the “Director’s Showcase” series. Prince of the City (Two-Disc Special Edition) is a 1981 film based on Robert Daley’s book about New York City police corruption investigations. Directed by co-writer Sidney Lumet, the film portrays a squad that pays a terrible price when one in its ranks learns you can’t trust anyone other than your partners. This film won Lumet a New York Film Critics Best Director Award and an Oscar nomination for the screenplay. The DVD includes a new featurette “Prince of the City: The Real Story” and the theatrical trailer. Steelyard Blues casts Jane Fonda as Iris, a good-natured hooker whose clientele includes a Who’s Who of City Hall. But she’s faithful to free-spirited parolee Jesse Veldini (Donald Sutherland), who’s itching to resume his career as a demolition derby driver. Alan Myerson (who was nominated for an Emmy in 1997 for his work on the Larry Sanders Show), directs this light hearted comedy. The extras includes a vintage featurette “Would You Believe? Peter Boyle!” and the theatrical trailer. Straight Time, starring Dustin Hoffman, is inspired by the novel “No Beast So Fierce” by Edward Bunker, the ex-con who would later play Mr. Blue in Reservoir Dogs. The discs include commentary by Dustin Hoffman and director Ulu Grosbard, Unconquereda vintage featurette “Straight Time: He Wrote It for Criminals” and the theatrical trailer. The fourth movie is Whose Life is it Anyway? This is the adaptation of a Broadway where gifted sculptor Ken Harrison (Richard Dreyfuss) has been involved in a car accident and becomes a quadriplegic. He becomes friends with much of the hospital staff who support him in his court case to be allowed to die. The features include commentary by director John Badham and composer Arthur B. Rubinstein and the theatrical trailer

Universal Cinema Classics continues to release great movies under their banner. In February, they released five great classic films and now this week, we get the next round of releases including Unconquered, So Proudly We Hail, Scarface and No Man of Her Own. All four new releases have been digitally re-mastered for optimum picture quality and include exclusive introductions by TurnSummer Schooler Classic Movies host and film historian Robert Osborne. The Scarface being released in this batch is the spectacular 1932 Howard Hawks directed feature starring Paul Muni that was previously available only in the Scarface Deluxe Gift Box Set with the 1983 version.

Summer School: Life’s a Beach Edition also comes out this week. The Carl Reiner directed comedy will include an audio commentary by director Carl Reiner and Mark Harmon, an Inside the Teacher's Lounge featurette, a Summer School Yearbook feature, a photo gallery, and the trailer.

Other releases this week include four Gary Cooper classics: Ball of Fire, Casanova Brown, The Adventures of Marco Polo and The Wedding Night.

leak bar

OTHER DVDs TO SPEND YOUR DOUGH ON

buy me buy me buy me buy me
buy me buy me buy me buy me
buy me buy me buy me buy me
buy me buy me buy me buy me
buy me buy me buy me buy me

leak bar

THE HIGH DEFINITION REVOLUTION

Every week more and more movies are being released on HD DVD and Blu-Ray. This section will let you know what titles are coming your way on the High Def formats this week. The titles listed here are only titles that are already available on DVD and are new to the high definition format. If the movie is released simultaneously with a DVD (like the 40-Year Old Virgin this week) it will not be listed here.

Smokey Pirates Matrix

Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest [Blu-ray]
Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl [Blu-ray]
The Ultimate Matrix Collection [HD DVD] - The definitive ten-disc DVD set.
The Complete Matrix Trilogy [HD DVD] - All three films in the trilogy.
Mission Impossible – Special Collector’s Edition [HD DVD] – Available to own individually for the first time (Originally only part of the trilogy)
Mission Impossible – Special Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray] – Available to own individually for the first time (Originally only part of the trilogy)
Mission Impossible II – Special Collector’s Edition [HD DVD] - Available to own individually for the first time (Originally only part of the trilogy)
Mission Impossible II – Special Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray] - Available to own individually for the first time (Originally only part of the trilogy)
Smokey and the Bandit [HD DVD]
Closer [Blu-ray]
Freedom Writers [HD DVD]
Freedom Writers [Blu-ray]
The Hurricane [HD DVD]
Skeleton Key [HD DVD]

leak bar

COMING SOON: THE DVD NEWS

SerenitySERENITY: COLLECTOR’S EDITION
d.
Joss Whedon
c. Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau
release date: August 21, 2007

When Serenity was first released, people screamed for more. The original disc was not bare. It held deleted scenes, a featurette over how they got the former television show (Firefly) revived for a movie, and had commentary with Joss Whedon. Well, the browncoats wanted more. Well, more they are going to get. The movie based on the spectacular television show is getting the special edition treatment in this Collector’s Edition. 2-Discs worth of special features adorns this collection, including the original commentary, plus a second commentary with Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau and Adam Baldwin. Seeing how funny Fillion was in the Slither extra features, I really look forward to this track. The deleted scenes also return with commentary by Whedon, as well as extended scenes and outtakes. Also included will be a Take A Walk On Serenity featurette, a Green Clan featurette, a We'll Have A Fruity Oaty Good Time! featurette, A Filmmaker's Journey featurette, a Future History: The Story Of Earth That Was featurette, a Re-lighting The Firefly featurette, a What's In A Firefly? featurette, a Session 416 featurette and a Sci-Fi Inside: Serenity featurette.

leak bar

The HostTHE HOST
d. Joon-ho Bong
c. Byun Hee-bong
release date: July 24, 2007

The Host received a lot of notice here on Chud in the last few months. Devin reviewed it (read that review here) and gave it a pretty good 8/10. He said “The Host is a movie that should be seen in a dark theater filled with likeminded monster movie fans.” Well, most Chud readers never got that chance, so here is the next best thing – the DVD. And as a nice surprise, the foreign language monster movie is getting both a single and double-disc edition. How cool it that? On the single disc edition, you get a director commentary track and deleted scenes. The two-disc edition will have those plus a making of featurette, a Designing the Creature featurette, storyboards, a Puppet Animatronix featurette, a Memories of the Sewer featurette, and a gag reel. Completing the package will be a Film Departments featurette, casting tapes, features on training the actors, and more. HD DVD and Blu-ray releases will be available as well.

leak bar

300300
d. Zack Snyder
c. Gerard Butler, David Wenham, Dominic West
release date: July 31, 2007

The Zack Snyder visual spectacular, 300, will come to DVD at the end of July. Based on the Frank Miller graphic novel, 300 tells the “based on fact” story of the 300 Spartans that held off the thousands of invading Persians. The movie was shot digitally against a green screen in much the same way as Sin City (also based on a Frank Miller novel). Instead of the black and white’s that Robert Rodriguez used, Snyder relies on grays and sepia tones and paints a visually dynamic film that just crackles. Gerard Butler is in good form as King Leonidas and this movie might have finally cemented his place as a major star. The single disc includes an audio commentary with director Zack Snyder, Writer Kurt Johnstad and Director of Photography Larry Fong. The two-disc collector's edition will include that, along with deleted scenes with a director's intro, a The 300- Fact or Fiction? featurette, a Who Were The Spartans: The Warriors of 300 featurette, a Frank Miller Tapes featurette, webisodes that go behind the scenes on the set of 300, and a photo gallery. HD DVD/DVD Combo and Blu-ray releases will be available as well. This might be a movie that would be best suited for one of those high definition formats.

leak bar

THE BARGAIN BIN

BEST BUY

CURRENT RELEASES
Apocalypto - $16.99
Apocalypto (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
Letters from Iwo Jima - $19.99
Letters from Iwo Jima (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
Letters from Iwo Jima (HD-DVD) - $34.99
Flags of Our Fathers - $22.99
Letters from Iwo Jims/Flags of Our Fathers - $39.99
The Good German - $16.99
Venus - $19.99
The Third Man - $34.99
Sansho the Bailiff - $34.99
Roots - $39.99 – w/ BBE bonus disc
The John Wayne Film Collection - $49.99
The John Wayne Western Collection - $64.99
The John Wayne Adventure Collection - $34.99
The John Wayne Century Collection - $99.99
Rio Bravo - $19.99
Rio Bravo Collector’s Edition - $39.99
Rio Bravo (Blu-Ray) - $24.99
Rio Bravo (HD-DVD) - $24.99
The 40-Year Old Virgin - $12.99 - Free Movie Cash to see Knocked Up
Porky’s - $14.99
Porky’s: The Ultimate Collection - $19.99
Prince of the City - $14.99
Steelyard Blues - $14.99
Straight Time - $14.99
Whose Life is it Anyway? - $14.99
Unconquered - $12.99
So Proudly We Hail - $12.99
Scarface - $12.99
No Man of Her Own - $12.99
Summer School - $12.99
Ball of Fire - $14.99
Casanova Brown - $14.99
The Adventures of Marco Polo - $14.99
The Wedding Night - $14.99
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (Blu-Ray) - $29.99 - Save $10 when you buy BOTH Pirates of The Caribbean Blu-Ray Discs together on the same receipt
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Blu-Ray) - $29.99 - Save $10 when you buy BOTH Pirates of The Caribbean Blu-Ray Discs together on the same receipt
Ultimate Matrix (HD-DVD) - $79.99
Complete Matrix Trilogy (HD-DVD) - $89.99
Epic Movie - $16.99
Mission Impossible – Special Collector’s Edition [HD DVD] – $24.99
Mission Impossible II – Special Collector’s Edition [HD DVD] – $24.99
Mission Impossible – Special Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray] – $24.99
Mission Impossible II – Special Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray] – $24.99
Smokey and the Bandit [HD DVD] – $24.99
Closer [Blu-ray] - $24.99
Freedom Writers [Blu-ray] - $34.99
Freedom Writers [HD DVD] - $34.99
Skeleton Key [HD DVD] - $24.99

OTHERS
Smokin’ Aces - $16.99
Shrek - $9.99 - Get a Limited Edition McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy
Shrek 2 - $9.99 - Get a Limited Edition McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy
Shrek 2 / Shrek s-D Two-Pack - $14.99 - Get a Limited Edition McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy
Casino Royale (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
Rocky Balboa (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
The OC: Season 1/2/3 - $21.99

$6.99 DVDs: Accepted, Let’s Go To Prison, All Quiet On The Western Front, The Bourne Supremacy, Shaun Of The Dead, Love Actually, Munich, Jesus Christ: Superstar

CIRCUIT CITY

CURRENT RELEASES
Apocalypto - $17.99
Apocalypto (Blu-Ray) - $34.00
Letters from Iwo Jima - $22.99
Letters from Iwo Jima (Blu-Ray) - $34.00
Letters from Iwo Jima (HD-DVD) - $39.99
Flags of Our Fathers - $24.99
Letters from Iwo Jims/Flags of Our Fathers - $39.99
The Good German - $19.99
Venus - $19.99
The Third Man - $34.99
Sansho the Bailiff - $34.99
Roots - $49.99
The John Wayne Film Collection - $39.99
The John Wayne Western Collection - $59.99
The John Wayne Adventure Collection - $34.99
The John Wayne Century Collection - $89.99
Rio Bravo - $9.99
Rio Bravo Collector’s Edition - $34.99
Rio Bravo (Blu-Ray) - $28.99
Rio Bravo (HD-DVD) - $28.99
The 40-Year Old Virgin - $17.99 - Includes Free Movie Cash to see Knocked Up in theaters
Porky’s - $15.99
Porky’s: The Ultimate Collection - $19.99
Prince of the City - $15.99
Steelyard Blues - $15.99
Straight Time - $15.99
Whose Life is it Anyway? - $15.99
Unconquered - $12.99
So Proudly We Hail - $12.99
Scarface - $12.99
No Man of Her Own - $12.99
Summer School - $12.99
Ball of Fire - $15.99
Casanova Brown - $15.99
The Adventures of Marco Polo - $15.99
The Wedding Night - $15.99
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
Ultimate Matrix (HD-DVD) - $99.99
Complete Matrix Trilogy (HD-DVD) - $79.99
Epic Movie - $17.99
Mission Impossible – Special Collector’s Edition [HD DVD] – $29.99
Mission Impossible II – Special Collector’s Edition [HD DVD] – $29.99
Mission Impossible – Special Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray] – $29.99
Mission Impossible II – Special Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray] – $29.99
Smokey and the Bandit [HD DVD] – $29.98
Closer [Blu-ray] - $39.99
Freedom Writers [Blu-ray] - $39.99
Freedom Writers [HD DVD] - $39.99
Skeleton Key [HD DVD] - $29.98

OTHERS
The Constellation - $19.99
Dreamgirls - $19.99
True Grit - $12.99
The Cowboys - $12.99
The Passion of the Christ - $17.99
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl - $14.99
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest - $19.99
Oceans Eleven / Ocean’s Twelve 2 DVD Package - $14.99 - Includes Free Movie Pass to see Ocean’s Thirteen in theaters
The Pursuit of Happyness (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
Casino Royale (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
UltraViolet (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
The Fifth Element (Blu-Ray) - $24.99
Black Hawk Down (Blu-Ray) - $24.99
Open Season (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
Click (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
The Benchwarmers (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
Monster House (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
S.W.A.T. (Blu-Ray) - $24.99
Stealth (Blu-Ray) - $24.99
Gridiron Gang (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
Underworld (Blu-Ray) - $29.99
Kung Fu Hustle (Blu-Ray) - $24.99

$3.99 DVDs: Enemy At The Gates, Unleashed, Belly, S.W.A.T., Glory, Chain Reaction, Maximum Risk, Legends Of The Fall, Munich, DOOM, Barbershop 2, Fools Rush In, Anger Management, 48 Hours, Runaway Bride, As Good As It Gets, Welcome To Mooseport, American Pie Presents; Band Camp – Unrated, Cheech & Chong: Still Smokin, Futurama: Monster Robot Maniac Fun, Hook, Good Burger, Matilda, Labyrinth, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Catch Me If You Can, The Wood, Primal Fear, Good Will Hunting, Urban Cowboy, Amistad, Anna & The King, The Beach, One Hour Photo, De-Lovely, The Thin Red Line, Jarhead, King Arthur, Ali, Shaft, Today You Die, Anaconda, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Mask Of Zorro: Deluxe Edition, Double Jeopardy, Armageddon, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy

$6.99 DVDs: In Her Shoes, Unfaithful, Hotel Rwanda, Say Anything: Special Edition, I, Robot, National Lampoon Presents: Dorm Daze, The 300 Spartans, Behind Enemy Lines, The Terminator, Shallow Hal, Missing In Action II / Missing In Action III Double Feature, Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World, Runaway Jury, Alien Resurrection, I’m Gonna Get You Sucka, Jason’s Lyric, Dr. Doolittle 3, Eddie & The Cruisers, Sleeping With The Enemy / Dying Young Double Feature, Bulletproof Monk, Bull Durham, The Magnificent Seven, Hoosiers, The Birdcage, Ronin, Battle Of Britain, Showgirls, Casino Royale

ONLINE BEST OFFERS

(Prices listed include basic shipping charges)

CURRENT RELEASES
Apocalypto – BestPrices.com - $18.98
Apocalypto (Blu-Ray) – Amazon - $26.93
Letters from Iwo Jima – DeepDiscount.com - $22.40
Letters from Iwo Jima (Blu-Ray) - DeepDiscount.com - $25.36
Letters from Iwo Jima (HD-DVD) – Amazon - $27.95
Flags of Our Fathers – DVD Planet - $25.46
Letters from Iwo Jims/Flags of Our Fathers – Barnes & Noble - $34.98
The Good German – Buy.com - $19.89
Venus – Buy.com - $19.89
The Third Man – DVD Planet - $25.97
Sansho the Bailiff – Amazon - $27.99
Roots – DeepDiscount.com - $39.73
The John Wayne Film Collection – Amazon - $34.89
The John Wayne Western Collection – DVD Planet - $48.96
The John Wayne Adventure Collection – DVD Planet - $27.26
The John Wayne Century Collection - $69.96
Rio Bravo - DeepDiscount.com - $13.51
Rio Bravo Collector’s Edition - DeepDiscount.com - $26.47
Rio Bravo (Blu-Ray) - DeepDiscount.com - $20.33
Rio Bravo (HD-DVD) - DeepDiscount.com - $20.33
The 40-Year Old Virgin - DeepDiscount.com - $19.81
Porky’s - DeepDiscount.com - $14.74
Porky’s: The Ultimate Collection – DVD Planet - $21.96
Prince of the City - DeepDiscount.com - $12.20
Steelyard Blues - DeepDiscount.com - $12.20
Straight Time - DeepDiscount.com - $12.20
Whose Life is it Anyway? - DeepDiscount.com - $12.20
Unconquered - DeepDiscount.com - $9.49
So Proudly We Hail - DeepDiscount.com - $9.49
Scarface - DeepDiscount.com - $9.49
No Man of Her Own - DeepDiscount.com - $9.49
Summer School - DeepDiscount.com - $9.52
Ball of Fire - DeepDiscount.com - $13.67
Casanova Brown - DeepDiscount.com - $13.67
The Adventures of Marco Polo - DeepDiscount.com - $13.67
The Wedding Night - DeepDiscount.com - $13.67
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (Blu-Ray) – Amazon - $26.93
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Blu-Ray) - Amazon - $26.93
Ultimate Matrix (HD-DVD) – Amazon - $73.95
Complete Matrix Trilogy (HD-DVD) – Amazon - $63.95
Epic Movie – Buy.com - $19.89
Mission Impossible – Special Collector’s Edition [HD DVD] – DVDPacific.com - $21.84
Mission Impossible II – Special Collector’s Edition [HD DVD] – DVDPacific.com - $21.84
Mission Impossible – Special Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray] – DVDPacific.com - $21.84
Mission Impossible II – Special Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray] – DVDPacific.com - $21.84
Smokey and the Bandit [HD DVD] – DVDPacific.com - $21.89
Closer [Blu-ray] - DVDPacific.com - $21.89
Freedom Writers [Blu-ray] – Amazon - $27.95
Freedom Writers [HD DVD] – Amazon - $27.95
The Hurricane [HD DVD] – DVDPacific.com - $21.89
Skeleton Key [HD DVD] - DVDPacific.com - $21.89

leak bar

Well, that was a ridiculously long column. A ton of releases this week to say the least. If you have any comments or questions, drop me an e-mail at Chud1@starvingdogs.biz and I’ll see you next week.