So, I take a week off from the DOWNLOAD due to another slow week and then this week is prime to kick my ass as I have added what seems like THOUSANDS of DVDs to the site lately including some new HD DVDs worth mentioning. On top of that we have Star Wars, V for Vendetta, a bunch of Weinstein Co. releases and a a super-cool special edition of Apocalypse Now!!!
It is really too much for one edition but we are going to have to dig in. I should also mention that in the next couple of days you will need to check out my review of the Kingdom of Heaven Director’s Cut DVD. This DVD is one hell of a treat! If you already realize this without my review click here to buy it now. Otherwise wait a short while and I will tell you to buy it.
On with the DOWNLOAD!!!
THE LATEST DVDS
Star Wars The Original Trilogy September 12th
If you haven’t heard about this then get your head out of the sand. Lucasfilm has finally “listened to the fans” and will be releasing the original Star Wars trilogy on DVD. That’s right, no more of the new George Lucas additions… just the movies as you remember them from your childhood. Geeks around the world rejoice as September 12, 2006 may go down in history as the day all Star Wars fans suddenly stopped creating those annoying online polls.
Â· Disc one is the 2004 remastered version of the film Â· Disc two is the original theatrical presentation
Arrested Development (Season Three) August 29th
“Arrested Development” made it to three seasons… Honestly that is shocking, and I don’t say this because I think this is a bad show, I say it because it is a show that I don’t think general American audiences have the interest in investing in. Personally I love this show and it is too bad a fourth season, either on Fox or even the rumored Showtime, won’t be happening, but it sure is a nice one to have in the collection.
It’s an Oscar-winner for crying out loud. Who cares that I didn’t see it, I am sure you don’t, but this one is at least worth a once over isn’t it?
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Running Time: 1 hr. 34 mins.
Â· Commentary by: Screenwriter/directorUnknown Format Â· Original language track: Tsotsi-Taal Â· Alternate endings with optional commentary with screenwriter/director Â· Deleted scenes with optional commentary with screenwriter/director Â· The Making of Tsotsi Â· Director’s short film: The Storekeeper
Scary Movie 4 August 15th
Now here is a movie that I don’t think is worth a once over, and for those of you counting out there… No, I did not see it. No, I will not see it. No, I don’t believe it stands a chance at being good. Call me closed minded, but after watching the first one and suffering through the third there was no way I was going to watch this flick.
Â· Audio commentary with David Zucker, Bob Weiss and Craig Mazin Â· Deleted & extended scenes Â· “The Man Behind the Laugh: David Zucker” featurette Â· Visual effects featurette Â· Trailers
Hey look, another movie I don’t want to see. A movie so good Lionsgate wouldn’t even show it to critics. I really don’t have a lot to say here, but I have been storing a little commentary that hit my Inbox around the time Madea’s was showing. I am going to give you a little snippet. It might not be all that relative to what we are discussing, but it is at least something extra. Think of it as a DVD DOWNLOAD Easter Egg:
I went to see the latest movie “Madea’s Family Reunion” and was delighted once again with the strength of women coming out of bad relationships and the love that is there right around the corner. However, please let Tyler know, many people who have supported his shows from day one, have no babysitter for their babies, nor would they trust leaving their babies with any one. Tyler should know this, all of his films deal with issues of child abuse and he himself was a victim of child abuse according to an article I read. Madea has become as big as it is because Tyler never discriminates upon any one and makes his audience feel that he genuinely cares about the family. Well the family includes our babies. I was in the theatre when at the end while showing the credits, Madea said not to bring your babies to the show. Well, it’s those parents who bring their babies to the show that have made Madea what she is today. We had four generations there: My mother, myself, my daughter and my grand-son. We all felt embarrased and hurt when the comment was made. There were other people there with their babies too. Every time the babies (even my own grand-son) would get restless, we would get up and stand down on the floor or go outside of the theatre to calm them down. When Tyler made that comment, no one in the theatre backed it, not even the people who did not have babies with them. While I was on the floor with my grand-son another lady was playing with him too and enjoyed having him there.
Running Time: 1 hr. 50 mins.
Â· Commentary track with Tyler Perry Â· Deleted scenes Â· Making-of documentary Â· “Marriage Madea Style” featurette Â· “Gaither Plantation” featurette Â· “Making the Music” featurette Â· Trailers
Lucky Number Slevin August 22nd
My opinion on this one is that the movie is 50-percent good, 50-percent boring. The first half of this film is witty, intelligent and very entertaining. The second half of the movie explains the first half and all they needed was 5 minutes of explanation, not a freaking State of the Union.
I know this movie has suffered from some awful reviews and opinions, even one from our resident reviewer Laremy Legel, but it has Johnny Depp and John Malkovich in it so I will be damned if I am not going to at least give it a shot.
Running Time: 2 hrs. 10 mins.
Â· Audio commentary with director Laurence Dumore Â· Ten deleted scenes Â· Making-of documentary
South Park (Season 8) August 29th
My eyes light up everytime there is a new “South Park” season announced. I love this show and I love the mini-commentaries. Keep this show on TV forever!
Â· All 14 season eight episodes each with mini commentaries from Matt Stone and Trey Parker
Apocalypse Now – The Complete Dossier August 15th
Got to admit I am happy to see this one because I do not yet own a copy of Apocalypse Now and I think I have had it in my basket several times yet it has never made it to the front counter. From “the smell of napalm in the morning” to “an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill” this movie is a classic on every level and this collection looks like it is going to kick way too much ass.
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Â· Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola Â· Watch Apocalypse Now with Francis Ford Coppola Â· Marlon Brando’s complete reading of T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men” Â· Lost “Monkey Sampan” Scene Â· Additional Scenes Â· The A/V Club Â· The Post Production of Apocalypse Now: A Million Feet of Film Â· A/V Club: The Birth of 5.1 Sound Â· “PBR Streetgang” Cast Members’ Reunion Â· “Apocalypse Then and Now” Retrospective Â· The Added Scenes and Expanded Scenes of Apocalypse Now Redux Â· The Color Pallet of Apocalypse Now
Uh… meh. I have no particular interest in this flick from the standpoint that I just don’t think I am ready to see Vin Diesel in a non-actioner role. I have yet and don’t plan on ever seeing The Pacifier and I am going to go ahead and add Find Me Guilty to that same list.
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Running Time: 2 hrs. 5 mins.
Â· Behind the Scenes featurette Â· Conversation w/ Vin Diesel about Character, Sydney Lumet, Body/Make up work, meeting Jackie DiNorscio Â· Conversation w/ Sydney Lumet about the film and the actors, history of the film Â· Theatrical Trailer Â· Boondock Saints Unrated SE trailer
I tried watching this show when they sent me the review copy of the first season. I couldn’t get into it then and I don’t plan on trying anytime soon.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Â· Rues Of Engagement: Commentary Craig Van Sickle, Ethan Lawrence, Steven Long Mitchell and Tommy Thompson Â· Til Death Do Us Part: Commentary Craig Van Sickle, Andrea Parker, Steven Long Mitchell and Tommy Thompson Â· Cold Dick: Commentary Craig Van Sickle, Michael T. Weiss and Carlos Coto Â· Farewell The Pretender Â· The Inner Sense Â· Jarod’s Mythology Part 1 Â· Jarod’s Mythology Part 2 Â· Looking for Chip Greenfelt
Just as “South Park” announces an eighth season here come “The Simpsons” with theirs. Only problem is that I think “The Simpsons” are getting a bit worn out and this isn’t even close to the final season… Why can’t it be close to the final season?
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
DISC 1 BONUS FEATURES: Â· Introduction from Matt Groening Â· Treehouse of Horror VII with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, David X.Cohen, Dan Greaney, Ken Keeler, Dan Castellaneta, Mike B. Anderson. Â· You Only Move Twice with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Ken Keeler, Dan Castellaneta, Mike B. Anderson Â· The Homer They Fall with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Mark Kirkland, David X. Cohen, George Meyer Â· Burns Baby Burns with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, George Meyer, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Mark Kirkland, David X. Cohen Â· Bart After Dark with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Richard Appel, Dominic Polcino, David Silverman, Ken Keeler Â· A Milhouse Divided with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, Steve Tompkins, Steven Dean Moore Â· Deleted Scenes Â· ‘The Simpsons House Featurette with James L. Brooks Â· Animation Showcase: Treehouse of Horror VII – Act III Â· Illustrated Commentary: Treehouse of Horror – Act III
DISC 2 BONUS FEATURES: Â· Lisa’s Date With Density with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Mike Scully, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Susie Dietter, and special guest star Alex Rocco Â· Hurricane Neddy with Commentaries by: Josh Weinstein, George Meyer, Steve Young, Bob Anderson Â· El Viaje Misterioso De Nuestro Jomer with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein along with Molly and Simon Weinstein, George Meyer, Jim Reardon Â· The Springfield Files with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Reid Harrison, Steven Dean Moore, David Silverman Â· The Twisted World of Marge Simpson with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Chuck Sheetz Â· Mountain of Madness with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Dan Castellaneta, Jim Denton “Contest Winner”(Portrayed By Dave Thomas), Mark Kirkland, David Silverman Â· Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Chuck Sheetz, David Silverman Â· Deleted Scenes Â· Illustrated Commentary: Lisa’s Date With Density
DISC 3 BONUS FEATURES: Â· The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, David X. Cohen, Yeardley Smith, Steven Dean Moore, and special guest star Alex Rocco Â· Homer’s Phobia with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, Ron Hauge, Steve Tompkins, Mike B. Anderson, and special guest star John Waters Â· The Brother From Another Series with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Ken Keeler, Pete Michels, and special guest star Kelsey Grammer Â· My Sister, My Sitter with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein along with Molly and Simon Weinstein, Yeardley Smith, Jim Reardon, George Meyer Â· Homer Vs. The Eighteenth Amendment with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Dan Castellaneta, Dave Thomas, Bob Anderson, David Silverman Â· Grade School Confidential with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, Rachel Pulido, Susie Dietter Â· The Canine Mutiny with Commentaries by: Josh Weinstein, Ron Hauge, Dominic Polcino, George Meyer Â· Deleted Scenes Â· Illustrated Commentary: Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment
DISC 4 BONUS FEATURES: Â· The Old Man and The Lisa with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, George Meyer, David X. Cohen, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Mark Kirkland Â· In Marge We Trust with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Donick Cary, Yeardley Smith, Steven Dean Moore, David X. Cohen, Alex Rocco Â· Homer’s Enemy with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Hank Azaria, Jim Reardon Â· The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, David X. Cohen, Dan Greaney , Ken Keeler, Yeardley Smith Â· The Secret War of Lisa Simpson with Commentaries by: Matt Groening, Josh Weinstein, Yeardley Smith, Mike B. Anderson Â· Deleted Scenes Â· Animation Showcase: In Marge We Trust – Act III Â· Animation Showcase: The Secret War of Lisa Simpson – Act I Â· Illustrated Commentary: Secret War of Lisa Simpson
MORE BONUS FEATURES: Â· Deleted Scenes Gallery with optional commentary by Al Jean, Mike Reiss, Josh Weinstein & Steven Dean Moore Â· Promotional Spots Featuring Matt Groening Â· Sketch Gallery Â· Special Language Feature: 4 Extra Languages on Homer’s Enemy
V for Vendetta (2-Disc and Single Disc Editions) August 1st
YES! Now I am only praying they announce the HD DVD version in the coming days as I cannot wait to own this movie, and that special edition artwork will look super-sweet on the shelf!
Now here we go… I have a ton of old school movies, but one actress that has continued to avoid me is Marilyn Monroe, but take my word on this she ain’t getting away this time. I totally plan on adding this one to the collection and checking out Ms. Monroe in quite possibly her most popular picture ever.
â€¢ 8-Page Collectible Booklet â€¢ Collectible Postcards â€¢ New Full-Length Commentary featuring interviews with Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and More â€¢ New Documentary: The Making of Some Like It Hot â€¢ New Documentary: The Legacy of Some Like It Hot â€¢ “Nostalgic Look Back” With Tony Curtis â€¢ “Memories of the Sweet Sues” The All-Girl Band Featurette â€¢ “Virtual Hall of Memories” â€¢ Original Pressbook Gallery
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Complete Fourth Season August 8th