Sept. 30, 2003, 9:12 p.m. CST
the only thing i know of is the pilot episode that you can already get on dvd. I believe amazon has that. that would be sweet if they put a whole season on dvd though. Or, better yet, a reunion movie where they actually find Sam after he has been missing.
Sept. 30, 2003, 9:21 p.m. CST
by bava's ghost
Just curious why you spent more time on HOOLIGANS & THUGS: SOCCER
Sept. 30, 2003, 9:37 p.m. CST
Eddie Izzard is one of the most brilliant and underrated performers out there working today. It's too bad more people do not know about him and how frickin' hilarious he is, I am seeing him in Chicago Friday night and I cannot wait. I hope one day he gets the recognition he deserves but it will probably not happen because mainstream-conservative America would never accept him. For your own sakes, get off your collective asses and check him out if you do not know who he is!
Sept. 30, 2003, 9:45 p.m. CST
by Han Ol' Buddy
A fucking clock?!??! The packaging isn't bad, but a fucking clock??!?? That's lame. Also, when the fuck are they going to come out with the New Twilight Zone (from the 80's) on DVD? Those were the bomb-diggety, yo.
Sept. 30, 2003, 9:48 p.m. CST
Why the no mention? It came out. Go get it. End.
Sept. 30, 2003, 9:52 p.m. CST
by The Tao of Joe
This was probably the wisest packaging ever made for a dvd. I bought one of those big boxes this morning at 10 am, and I came back at 7pm, and they were all sold out, all 40 plus of them. This movie will probably outsell any new major release this week. Even 2 Fast, 2 Furious, a movie that has a similar audience to half of that of scarface. They should have put this at theaters first. Add a rap video or two before or after the movie, and you would have probably the number one movie of the week. ToJ out.
Sept. 30, 2003, 9:58 p.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
Because I read somewhere that he copped a huge fine for doing a video like that.
Sept. 30, 2003, 9:58 p.m. CST
How many films did this guy watch? 2 or maybe 3? Dreamcatcher is a bad film but it is one of those bad films that is at least entertaining. The first 40 minutes or so are excellent, actually, very atmospheric and (mostly) true to King's mediocre novel. When the assblasting shitweasels (I'm not making this up) turn up the film goes from good to hilariously bad. I laughed more during the rest of the film than during any of the so-called comedies released this year. Just wait for the RETARDED ALIEN!!! And you can say what you will, the film cost 80 million and it looks the part. This is a silly, B-grade (bordering on C-grade) film filmed on a big budget and with name actors. How they ever thought this would make its budget back is beyond me ... I mean it has alien worms blasting out of peoples' assholes after they run around for hours farting painfully!!! Again, I'm not making this up! Do yourself a favour and pick it up for under 10$ and have a good laugh!
Sept. 30, 2003, 10:22 p.m. CST
by Margot Tenenbaum
Is DREAMCATCHER really, actually centered around butt worms and farting?
Sept. 30, 2003, 10:42 p.m. CST
Yup, they're the main villains (apart from Morgan Freeman in his worst performance ever) of DREAMCATCHER and they have A LOT of screentime. The Aliens can take other forms as well but mostly they wriggle arounds as assworms. Enjoy!!!
Sept. 30, 2003, 11:25 p.m. CST
I seam to be the only person other than moriarty who is excited about that video display system mentioned in the article. i think of it like this. I'm looking at my monitor now and i'm far enough away that i can't see that the image is made up of dots. Then i imagine that the screen is four times taller and four times wider and it's bigger than my actual feild of vision. if they could make this sytem 3d as well there would be no need for any more improvement in the technology. that'd be it the best you can experience visually. Well that excites me.
Sept. 30, 2003, 11:39 p.m. CST
. . . you could go several ways on that one. horrible movies with horrible "Special Editions" don't really count in my book. for all-out disappointment in DVD content, i'd have to name a couple of newer war movies: "Saving Private Ryan" and "Glory." the former has "SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION" across the cover of mine, but the only content is some sappy patriotic tribute to Steven Spielberg and WWII veterans (in that order, it seems). and "Glory" is a double DVD set, so i was excited to tear it open a couple years ago. but again, another boring pretentious historical perspective, and a laughable video commentary. why laughable? my favorite actor in the film, Morgan Freeman, JUST COMPLAINS THE WHOLE TIME! "The director made me run here. I'm old, running is hard. Goddammit." kind of took some of the magic out of the movie. hopefully he won't be on the special edition 10th anniversary "Shawshank Redemption" DVD coming out next year (which i'm sure will be modestly good). "I had to sit in that prison cell for 10 takes. Damn, it was cold. Goddammit."
Sept. 30, 2003, 11:43 p.m. CST
The movie is still great, I should know because I have all 7, 845 differnt versions of the DVD. Can't wait until the "Sally Forth" version comes out later this year, followed next year by the "Give me some Sugar, Baby" version next May.
Sept. 30, 2003, 11:43 p.m. CST
i don't care WHAT movie it is, "special feature content" should not include photo galleries, movie trailers, cast biographies, talent files, or production notes. NOBODY LOOKS AT THOSE! (well, maybe a trailer here and there.) and WHAT I CAN'T STAND IS WHEN THEY ACTUALLY LIST "SCENE SELECTIONS" AS A SPECIAL FEATURE ON THE BACK! ARRGGH! I FEEL SO SPECIAL GOING TO A CERTAIN CHAPTER IN THE MOVIE!
Sept. 30, 2003, 11:48 p.m. CST
Kicks ass on DVD. The color is amazing. Whoever did the restoration did a kick ass job.
Oct. 1, 2003, 12:17 a.m. CST
Just wanted to add that BOTH the old and new version of the Italian Job are out on Oct 7th
Oct. 1, 2003, 12:20 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
A moldy four-minute(!) EPK from 1995 about the then-amazing CGI (which you can see in any pet food commercial these days), plus a six-minute(!) chat with producer George Miller (about a minute of which was comprised of film clips), comprised mostly of anecdotes he recycles in his coma-inducing commentary (which ranks with Tim Burton and John McTiernan yack-tracks as one of the most disinterested and sporadic I've ever heard). Oh yeah, and some shitty games for the kids, plus trailers before the film (for crap like The Cat In The Hat) you can't even chapter-skip past or use the menu button to avoid. That's it for your $14.99. No substantial new documentary, no deleted scenes, not even the original trailer (although it *is* on the Pig In The City disc...). Yeah, it's worth owning just for the film itself with a crisp new anamorpic widescren transfer and DTS sound, but I found the disc a crushing disapointment for one of my all-time favorite movies.
Oct. 1, 2003, 12:29 a.m. CST
by Cap'n Chaos!
All the Disney one-disc editions that they put out of their animated films with nothing but kiddie features on them, thereby making you buy the 2-disc collector's edition if you actually want some of the production art. (That said, the 2 discers are USUALLY pretty damn good. Atlantis is probably the best.Love the Mignola sketches provided.) Also: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. You have to got through a freakin' lame-ass game before you can even watch the deleted scenes.
Oct. 1, 2003, 12:31 a.m. CST
by Acne Scarface
aside from the clever dumping on the stereotype of asians as overachieving straight arrows, the movie is awash in teen movie cliches: sex (guy loses his cherry? original!), drugs (dope is dope, but with cocaine, u get the money, then u get the power, and then u get the women), crime (that last offense came about rather preposterously). these elements, and a soundtrack that demands 2 show up every other minute, basically killed my investment in the film.
Oct. 1, 2003, 12:47 a.m. CST
Most disappointing special edition I own is the "Scream Ultimate Edition DVDS". It has some alright outtakes and cut scenes but the usually very interesting Wes Craven commentary is quite dry and reduced to "oh that person did a great job". Plus the "bonus" 4th disc that came with the trilogy is a pretty dry documentary, some dry audition tapes, and just about the worst goddamn spoof trailers from "Sunrise Studios" I've ever seen! All in all, I just wished I bought the 1st and quit while I was ahead, ok maybe the second one too.
Oct. 1, 2003, 1:20 a.m. CST
Buy it at deepdiscountdvd.com only $13.47 and free shipping... That sucks the Paris show is the one that's on the Dress to Kill cd...but...c'est la vie...Je peux le regarder encore une fois...and no, it's not impossible to enjoy for those people who are smart to learn french and/or work the subtitle button on their dvd remote. In fact the Paris show is really funny. Whenever he forgets a french word, he asks the audience what the word he wants is...lol...and it works b/c the majority of the people that came to watch him in France were British who spoke French, lol... anyway...I almost got to go to the show that's on the disc...and i pulled up 3rd row center tix too! but...my trip to NY then didn't work out right...oh well... Eddie is still hilarious.
Oct. 1, 2003, 2:35 a.m. CST
Oct. 1, 2003, 3:16 a.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
The Australian version of DRESSED TO KILL. What made it so 'special'? How about a... THEATRICAL TRAILER!!!
Oct. 1, 2003, 4:35 a.m. CST
by vroom socko
For those of you not following the joke, take a look at the latest AICN Comics update. As for the Special Edition letdown, for me it's the "Collector's Edition" DVD of American Graffiti. Can we get a commentary track for this movie? Or how about a music-only track? Please?
Oct. 1, 2003, 5:42 a.m. CST
is the greatest new comedy serie I have seen in the last decade. Absolutely brilliant.
Oct. 1, 2003, 9:30 a.m. CST
I love, LOVE the movies on them, but two disc special editions? What the fuck was on those things that couldn't have been put on one disc? That couldn't have been left off ALTOGETHER? Those had the worst extras of any movie I can remember...and they all had them on an extra disc, upping the production cost, which means they probably upped the price. Fuck. Great movies though, and I still recommend the purchase of these to all, just for the films.
Oct. 1, 2003, 10:03 a.m. CST
but dammit, I wanted a James Cameron commentary track!
Oct. 1, 2003, 10:33 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
An excellent new 45-minute documentary featuring interviews with De Palma and most of the cast (sans Michael Caine), two other featurettes totalling another 15 minutes, split-screen comparions between the unrated and R-rated cuts (and even the hilariously inept TV version!), the trailer, a six-minute montage of production photos set to Pino Donaggio's score, and a mountain of unused poster designs and lobby cards. Oh yeah, and it lets you choose between the unrated and R-rated cuts of the film. Whew! You can buy it in any Circuit City or Best Buy for about $10 now.
Oct. 1, 2003, 11:14 a.m. CST
Punch Drunk Love The extras are crap. Others with similiar problems: Spiderman, The Others, The Matrix Reloaded, Tool DVD,
Oct. 1, 2003, 11:56 a.m. CST
I believe that's supposed to be "I am stretched on your grave". "I will stretch on your grave" sounds like a eulogy to Jane Fonda, very disturbing. Nice to see someone else appreciate "Daddy I'm fine" from her patchy second to last album though. Now if only Kate Bush could get her arse in gear and finish her album...
Oct. 1, 2003, 2:45 p.m. CST
by Cap'n Chaos!
especially for a special edition, but I love the Matress Man commercial where PSH falls on his head. Plus the Korean subtitles...
Oct. 1, 2003, 3:29 p.m. CST
I actually liked Nurse Betty, mostly because of Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock in a non comedic performance, except when he scalps the dude cuz that was hilarious. There was some parts that I didnt care for, but overall I was happy I saw it and I'd probly buy the DVD if I saw it for $6 or less.
Oct. 1, 2003, 3:34 p.m. CST
You have mixed feelings about "The Lion King", but can't wait for "Rudy". Why? Did you go to Notre Dame, or are just short and talentless?
Oct. 1, 2003, 3:40 p.m. CST
One of the best-minghella on Ripley One of the worst-Spade on Joe Dirt.So bad.So So bad.
Oct. 1, 2003, 9:34 p.m. CST
this is probably another weeks' question, but i gotta say . . . BEST: The Goonies! GOOD BECAUSE OF ONE TINY THING: The Man Who Wasn't There ("Look, Ed's got a boner!"). MOST PREPARED SPEAKER FOR COMMENTARY: Bob Gale on "Back to the Future" set.
Oct. 1, 2003, 11:16 p.m. CST
Shouldn't this column be called "Tuesdays With Mori" ? It should.
Oct. 2, 2003, 12:01 p.m. CST
...my least favorite DVD Special Edition is "Repo Man". Sure, it's gota metal box and the soundtrack, but no deleted scenes? I want my Lorna Dunes scene dammit! sk