DVD Roundup: 3.11.08

South Park: Imaginationland – Uncensored Director’s Cut

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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:

Trey Parker as Eric Cartman

Matt Stone as Kyle Broflovski

Mona Marshall as Sheila Broflovski

Special Features:

Bonus Episodes

Commentary by Matt and Trey

Storyboards

Other Info:

Fullscreen (1.33:1)

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Running Time: 65 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD description:

“The doors of a whole new dimension are thrown open and the boys of South Park walk right in. It all begins with Cartman’s quest to find a leprechaun and in turn, win a bet with Kyle that would force him to suck Cartman’s balls. The kids have just arrived in Imaginationland, a wondrous, magical place, when terrorist’s attack, unleashing all of mankind’s evil imaginary forces upon the world. With imaginations running wild, the government steps in and prepares to nuke Imaginationland thus eliminating further attacks on the country’s most vulnerable spot. A crisis faces the nation and Stan and Butters remained trapped in Imaginationland. Kyle pleads with the Pentagon for his friends’ lives and Cartman goes all the way to the Supreme Court to get justice for his dry balls.”

“South Park: Imaginationland” is not rated.

CS Comment:

The back cover of this one is pretty cool. It features Stormtroopers, Aliens, Predators, Cylons, Jason, Frankenstein, War of the Worlds tripods, and more! A geek’s dream!

Available Tuesday, March 11


Lil’ Bush: Resident of the United States – Season One – Uncensored

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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:

Mara Cary as Barbara Bush (voice)

Dave B. Mitchell as George Sr. / Jeb Bush / Announcer / Newscaster #2 / Army Recruiter / Halliburton Exec / Lamey / Reporter #2 / Lil’ Mark Foley (voice)

Chris Parson as Lil’ George / Newscaster #1 / Reporter #1 / Lil’ Bill Clinton / Doctor (voice)

Iggy Pop as Lil’ Rummy (voice)

Ann Villella as Lil’ Condi / Lil’ Hillary Clinton (voice)

Special Features:

Special Audio Commentary by Jerry Springer, Ralph Nader, and Tucker Carlson

Never-Before-Seen Bonus Episode: “Walter Reed”

Lil’ George’s White House Tour

Behind the Scenes: Interviews with the Cast & Creators and Table Read

Other Info:

Fullscreen (1.33:1)

Dolby Digital Stereo Sound

Running Time: 132 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD description:

“Comedy Central’s hit show ‘Lil’ Bush: Resident of the United States,’ created by Donick Cary (‘The Simpsons’), details the antics of Lil’ George and his Lil’ White House posse, including Lil’ Condi, Lil’ Rummy and that unintelligible, foulmouthed Lil’ Cheney as they tackle all the major playground issues of the day, from illegal immigration to evolution to nuclear war. Featuring cameos from the likes of Iggy Pop, Jeff Tweedy, Frank Black, Anthony Keidis, Flea and Dave Grohl, watch as Lil’ George leads his dream team cabinet to elementary school political glory.”

“Lil’ Bush: Resident of the United States” is not rated

CS Comment:

I’m not a big fan of political humor, but anti-Bush enthusiasts will probably get a kick out of this series.

Available Tuesday, March 11


Tom and Jerry Tales – Volume 4

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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:

Don Brown as Tom (voice)

Sam Vincent as Jerry (voice)

Michael Donovan as Spike (voice)

Special Features:

None

Other Info:

Fullscreen (1.33:1)

French Language

Running Time: 88 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD description:

“Everyone’s favorite cat and mouse are back with 12 cartoon shorts from the popular Kids WB TV series. Vol. 4 finds Tom chasing Jerry through a variety of locations from a Sultan’s palace to the jungles of Africa. The duo even get super powers in three of the shorts taking their classic chase to new heights!”

“Tom and Jerry Tales” is not rated.

CS Comment:

It’s not quite the Tom and Jerry I remember as a kid, but my kids certainly enjoy it!

Available Tuesday, March 11


The Easter Bunny is Comin’ to Town – Deluxe Edition

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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:

Fred Astaire as S.D. Kluger (narrator) (voice)

Skip Hinnant as Sunny the Easter Bunny (voice)

Bob McFadden as Chugs (voice)

Ron Marshall as Hallelujah Jones (voice)

Meg Sargent as Lilly Longtooth (voice)

James Spies as King Bruce (voice)

Special Features:

The Magic Of Stop Motion – A Gallery Of Shorts

3 Family Friendly Selections:

Breakfast Of Magicians

Floating Through Daydream Garden

The Easter Express

Other Info:

Fullscreen (1.33:1)

Dolby Digital Mono Sound

Running Time: 50 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD description:

“You can only find kids in kidsville. They make their own rules and run their own town. Every spring, all the kids – including Sunny The Bunny- come together to make Easter goodies. Now its Sunny’s job to take all the yummy jellybeans and painted eggs to town, a dreary old village where no kids are allowed!

‘The Easter Bunny is Coming to Town ‘is a cheery, tuneful production combining stop motion magic and the vocal talents of another magical treasure, Fred Astaire. Watch Sunny and friends win over Town’s meanies by teaching them fun Easter traditions. Share this Digitally Remastered Edition – with all new Bonus Features – as part of your family’s Easter tradition.”

“The Easter Bunny is Comin’ to Town – Deluxe Edition” is not rated.

CS Comment:

This is a great chance for kids to discover this animated holiday classic for the first time. And it comes with a fuzzy bunny cover! You can’t go wrong!

Available Tuesday, March 11


Bachelor Party 2 – The Last Temptation: Unrated

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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:

Josh Cooke as Ron

Greg Pitts as Jason

Harland Williams as Derek

Warren Christie as Todd

Sara Foster as Melinda

Danny Jacobs as Seth

Max Landwirth as Tommy

Emmanuelle Vaugie as Eva

Karen Gordon as Autumn

Steven Crowley as Billy

Audrey Landers as Bettina

Mauricio Sanchez as Plumber

Chay Santini as Betty

Major Mike Russell as Father

Sandra Seeling as Gerda

Special Features:

Analysis of a Stripper Fight featurette

The Party Never Stops: The making of Bachelor Party 2 featurette

Gag reel & gags

Deleted scenes

Audio commentary by director/co-writer James Ryan and actors Warren Christie, Greg Pitts, Harland Williams, Danny Jacobs and Josh Cooke

Other Info:

Widescreen (1.78:1)

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Spanish and French Subtitles

Running Time: 104 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD description:

“A new generation of bachelors turns up the heat at the most outrageous stag party ever in this laugh-out-loud follow-up of the original hit! Featuring a cast of Hollywood’s hottest new talents including Harland Williams (‘Sorority Boys’), Emmanuelle Vaugier (‘Saw IV’) and Greg Pitts (‘Office Space’), ‘Bachelor Party 2’ is one celebration you don’t want to miss!.”

“Bachelor Party 2 – The Last Temptation” is not rated. The regular version is rated R for crude sexual humor/content, nudity and language.

CS Comment:

Did we really need a sequel to “Bachelor Party”?

Available Tuesday, March 11


August Rush

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Rating: PG

Starring:

Freddie Highmore as Evan Taylor – ‘August Rush’

Keri Russell as Lyla Novacek

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Louis Connelly

Terrence Howard as Richard Jeffries

Robin Williams as Maxwell ‘Wizard’ Wallace

William Sadler as Thomas Novacek

Marian Seldes as The Dean

Leon G. Thomas as Arthur

Mykelti Williamson as Reverend James

Aaron Staton as Nick

Alex O’Loughlin as Marshall

Jamia Simone Nash as Hope

Ronald Guttman as Professor

Bonnie McKee as Lizzy

Michael Drayer as Mannix

Special Features:

Additional Scenes

Other Info:

Widescreen

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Spanish and French Languages

Spanish and French Subtitles

Running Time: 113 Minutes

Synopsis:

The following is from the DVD description:

“There’s music in the wind and sky. Can you hear it? And there’s hope. Can you feel it? The boy called August Rush can. The music mysteriously draws him, penniless and alone, to New York City in a quest to find – somehow, someway – the parents separated from him years earlier. And along the way he may also find the musical genius hidden within him. Experience the magic of this rhapsodic epic of the heart starring Freddie Highmore (as August), Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard and Robin Williams. “I believe in music the way some people believe in fairy tales,” August says. Open your heart and listen. You’ll believe, too.”

“August Rush” is rated PG for some thematic elements, mild violence and language.

CS Comment:

From CS reviewer Josh Starnes: “Essentially an extended music video, and with about as much narrative weight, ‘August Rush’ is empty, flat, and pointless. Avoid.”

Available Tuesday, March 11

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