Nov. 24, 2005, 9:34 a.m. CST
by John Maddening
I hate myself.
Nov. 24, 2005, 9:36 a.m. CST
by Karl Childers
We should get an early December peek to make up for it....
Nov. 24, 2005, 9:38 a.m. CST
Sky High was great. That is all.
Nov. 24, 2005, 9:42 a.m. CST
God - I so fucking hope they have a giant damn KING KONG balloon! That would absolutely own. They could make a furry balloon, right?
Nov. 24, 2005, 9:52 a.m. CST
by Nairb The Movie
No that is cinema! The muppets are the there is, the best there was... Hooray for this!!!
Nov. 24, 2005, 9:56 a.m. CST
oh and Happy Turkey Day
Nov. 24, 2005, 10:04 a.m. CST
Half these DVDs are already available and the other half is shit. I'm also not totally convinced that you have enough Kong.
Nov. 24, 2005, 10:20 a.m. CST
I don't know why Disney just gave up on it before it opened. It's amazing it made as much as it did considering. It definitely could have been a huge hit if marketed right.
Nov. 24, 2005, 10:29 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
Except for the 1933 King Kong, Barney and Aunt Bea kick the shit out of your picks!!
Nov. 24, 2005, 10:36 a.m. CST
Without their soundtracks, Devil's Rejects and Don't Go in the House would be the most vapid timesucking wormholes of a movie with no saving graces whatsoever, except as social commentary of their times. Why so many critics were boondoggled in thinking that the soundtrack to Devil's Rejects actually made the movie good and couldn't differentiate between the two is beyond me. When the premise of a film is having redneck retards as movie heroes torturing people, at least make it funny, or have them do something original. The same goes for Don't Go in the House: great disco soundtrack; bad 80's movie. OK, there might be a couple of B-movie laughs when the chicks get toasted. But hardly any gore or nudity, basically Psycho w/ a flamethrower turned into an Lifetime movie. Couldn't agree more however w/ the inclusion of Frighteners and Cronicas here.
Nov. 24, 2005, 10:51 a.m. CST
I still can't stop laughing about the expression on Kong's face. P.S.: Sky High Rules!! #3 on my best-of-05-list, so far!
Nov. 24, 2005, 10:51 a.m. CST
"Don't Go in the House" I have on pre-order and it looks like a good bit of sicko-rama for the holidays. A special edition of "The Muppet Movie" was waaaay too long in coming. That Leguizamo film could be an interesting rental. I bought the King Kong Collection yesterday and it could be my best purchase of the past few months. I watched all the docs and the "lost spider pit" is worthy.
Nov. 24, 2005, 10:53 a.m. CST
seriously, you could have a possible super cool action film with it's own philosophies on par with what was in the first matrix film if a tad incomprehendable......or a guy with an alien in his head called Roy out to save the world from Gork...another alien, just evil....I'm leaning towards the latter. I can understand it.
Nov. 24, 2005, 10:55 a.m. CST
Best Buy has an exclusive King Kong set that is a modified version of the King Kong "Tin" Gift Set. Basically they add in Mighty Joe Young & Son Of Kong, with a larger tin box to hold all 3 movies
Nov. 24, 2005, 10:58 a.m. CST
is the best film ever made. I'm sorry it just is.
Nov. 24, 2005, 11:06 a.m. CST
timless. has the kind of heart and humor and fun that is so rarely found in today's jaded world. i realy relish sharing this movie with my kids, and they all love it, from the 8 yr old to the 15 yr old, and the two in between. we're all crying at the end, but its a good cry. can't wait to pick up the original King Kong, though i just know my youngest is going to be in need of some serious consolation after Kong takes his fall; he's a sucker for sad endings just like his dad. if i had the dough i'd be picking up most of what Harry put up today too. looking forward to seeing more from the guy who made Oldboy; that flick was fucked up, but in a good way, lol. kind of movie that keeps rattling around in your head for days after watching it; scenes that make you shudder. one thing, i am surprised Harry didn't list The Beat That My Heart Skipped, would like to know why he didn't.
Nov. 24, 2005, 11:07 a.m. CST
I saw it twenty-two years ago at the parade. They had a balloon that they floated in the parade and then put atop the Empire State Building to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King Kong. It was fun stuff :-)
Nov. 24, 2005, 11:14 a.m. CST
EXACTLY, Harry. I haven't bought any SFMV & Oldboy DVDs yet and i'm waiting for a box set for years now. And i goddamn hope that there will be such a release and i'll freak out when the Korean Import version of the box set arrives.
Nov. 24, 2005, 11:16 a.m. CST
even if it is more funnier and more entertaining than fantastic four.
Nov. 24, 2005, 11:21 a.m. CST
Nov. 24, 2005, 11:43 a.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
Or is "pulling an Alex Ross through Manhattan" slang for something I'm not understanding?
Nov. 24, 2005, 11:57 a.m. CST
Nov. 24, 2005, 12:10 p.m. CST
And now that there's a special edition, I'll most likely get it. Soem wonderful jokes in here like the whole, "drinks are on the house!", "Miss/Myth", and Steve Martin playing this brutally rude waiter.
Nov. 24, 2005, 12:11 p.m. CST
Nov. 24, 2005, 12:13 p.m. CST
Also wanted to add to me previous post that I have The Maxx on video. I was a massive Maxx fan and still by only the comics that Sam Kieth puts out. The Maxx is still one of the best comics of all time. Having said that...the Maxx cartoon is trash. They copy the look of the comic nicely enough, and the music is cool...but MTV totally made it WAY PC at the expense of the characters and their development.
Nov. 24, 2005, 12:14 p.m. CST
you now have about two weeks to get your shit together for December DVD releases. I know you're busy, but don't neglect those of us who, ya know, AREN'T going to BNAT.
Nov. 24, 2005, 12:51 p.m. CST
shades of 1984. latest news last night, link to a trailer for the next Pirates of the Caribbean flick, but today its gone, with no word as to why. obviously it was yanked, but usually when that kind of thing happens we are at least told why, instead of the story simply vanishing without a trace. was a pretty sweet looking trailer too.
Nov. 24, 2005, 12:52 p.m. CST
by Rhett Butler
'London After Midnight' would be beyond cool, but how about a repressing of Cagney's 'Man of a Thousand Faces'. The first DVD's are as rare as hen's teeth - and prohibitively expensive.
Nov. 24, 2005, 1:20 p.m. CST
For all y'all who haven't seen it, definetly check it out. I've got the 2 disc Criterion version, ain't gonna buy this one, but if i were a millionare i would. A masterpiece, on par with 8 1/2... on another note, checked out the spiderpit sequence from Kong. Not bad, the creature effects were fun, but I wasn't too into how the superimposed people looked. They either should've looked better or worse, not sure which. Still, a wonderful little novelty.
Nov. 24, 2005, 1:34 p.m. CST
Camerons latest 3d imax documentary in which I sit him down and explain that Sci-fi and Action cinema has gone stale since he left it and that..'well, Jim, Titanic was shit! apart from the bit where they try and avoid the iceberg and when it breaks in half and all the people fall off.' and its about time he got of his arse and made a decent film. This will be followed by a short film where I enter a local cinema and confuse the girl behind the counter by asking if I can book tickets for Battle Angel yet?
Nov. 24, 2005, 2:44 p.m. CST
Apparently, on December 7 there's a 3-disc edition of The Frighteners coming out in Region 4. It's the same director's cut as the Region 1, but with two discs. Unfortunately, I can't find any info about what's actually on those discs, so it may turn out to be a bust, we'll know within a fortnight. http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/783922
Nov. 24, 2005, 3:11 p.m. CST
and yo momma said she liked it...
Nov. 24, 2005, 3:36 p.m. CST
Don't be a stranger.
Nov. 24, 2005, 4 p.m. CST
Wouldn't it make sense if they're releasing the Muppet Movie on DVD, they'd reissue the soundtrack as well? Damn thing is going for $100+ secondhand. Doesn't that suggest that there's a market out there for it? One would think...
Nov. 24, 2005, 4:06 p.m. CST
While my painfully slow dial-up was loading the pictures, I skimmed the article and then went through it again, then I looked at Moriarity's article. I cannot believe Millions is missing from both your lists. IMO, one of the best films of 2005. A "miracle" of a movie-- a fanciful run through the world from the perspective of two unique children who deal with a huge emotional loss AND material gain. This movie, at once both poignant and lighthearted shows, through great storytelling, the source of all miracles: hope combined with the best and most generous aspects of human nature. This is a brilliant movie. A little on the light side for some, perhaps, and maybe a tad too too maudlin for others. But overall, a great movie and I was anxious to add it to my collection.
Nov. 24, 2005, 4:14 p.m. CST
Nov. 24, 2005, 4:17 p.m. CST
hey dumbass, have you ever read the book, War of the Worlds? written about a hundred years BEFORE 9/11, so i don't know how it can be exploitive of said event, and the ending of the book wasn't some sappy happily-ever-after cliche either, so instead of following the lead of a guy who wept during Daredevil (yeah mcweeny, you'll never live that down) try watching the movie again with the knowledge that Spielberg was simply respecting the original source material.
Nov. 24, 2005, 4:18 p.m. CST
by Neo Zeed
Those three movies are awesome, but Pretty in Pink had the best soundtrack (and it aint even my favorite Brat Packer movie). New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen, and The Smiths all bringing their A-game. Kevin Smith is cool but he doesn't have John Hughes great taste in music.
Nov. 24, 2005, 4:20 p.m. CST
... Happy Thanksgiving to Harry (and Family) and AICN crew and all you crazy talkbackers!
Nov. 24, 2005, 4:25 p.m. CST
original story with genuine heart, good stuff.
Nov. 24, 2005, 9:03 p.m. CST
by Rant Breath
The reefer madness continues.
Nov. 24, 2005, 9:20 p.m. CST
by half vader
He looks like the old guy from Clutch Cargo!
Nov. 24, 2005, 9:26 p.m. CST
by half vader
Ripped off, man! I understand marketing morons want to create a point of difference, but that poster is a classic! Emboss the fucker or something, turkeys!
Nov. 24, 2005, 9:58 p.m. CST
Dude, check that shit out! We need more DVDs that have oil paintings of huge naval battles as their cover. I will be purchasing the Ran disk, the previous copy was shit.
So far i got Office Space, Byron Haskin
Nov. 25, 2005, 12:21 a.m. CST
They just had someone ride a bike about 20 feet ahead of kermit with the peddles and front of the bike connected with poles. Or they went from above. You can see the dude riding his bike ahead of kermit in some shots...The real mastery was Muppets in Manhatten when they have all those bikes and there twisting and twirling...TWISTING AND TWIRLING!!!
Nov. 25, 2005, 12:46 a.m. CST
by Alonzo Mosely
That is how you make a kids movie that will appeal to adults Hollywood. Watch it on repeat loop until you get it...
Nov. 25, 2005, 1:38 a.m. CST
by Hung-Wei Lo
I had just moved to a new state, new job straight outta college -- office job no less. I passed on the movie after seeing the trailers, it didn't look that funny to me. One of my good friends back home went and saw it, and told me that the trailers didn't do it justice, and that it was worth the ticket price. Again, I passed on it, going with my gut. I caught it on DVD later that year when it came out, as a late night movie with some of my office friends. I can't remember enjoying a movie this much, based on its truisms. Granted, overall, it wasn't a laugh-out loud comedy the first viewing, but with each additional viewing it got funnier and funnier. To this day, it's still one of those gem of a movies that hit me, and millions of other office people, on the right note. The cool thing I learned from this dvd -- I *never* knew that a Red Swingline Stapler never really existed before this movie -- and it's just priceless that it's now Swingline's number one seller.
Nov. 25, 2005, 2:19 a.m. CST
by half vader
That they didn't use the Drew Struzan art for the Muppet Movie? Does anyone know if they still have that over-the-shoulder shot of giant Animal where you can see his white metal neck? _______________And yes, Oneofblood that Sullivans art is cool as is Ran. Ringbearer, STFU.
Nov. 25, 2005, 3:04 a.m. CST
Is also parady?
Nov. 25, 2005, 4:27 a.m. CST
by Mr Nice Gaius
"Do you realize it's snowing in my room goddammit???" Nuff' said.
Nov. 25, 2005, 5:40 a.m. CST
So, you have a 'Tim Burton shelf?' Do you label it? And do you have a Johnny Depp shelf as well, 'cause that would mean buying two copies of a lot of films.
Nov. 25, 2005, 5:49 a.m. CST
"Did you spit in this??"
Nov. 25, 2005, 6:53 a.m. CST
If I was, I'd buy almost everything on this list. In particular, that Film Noir Collection, and the Dolce Vita boxset, made me erect. That is all.
Nov. 25, 2005, 9:05 a.m. CST
I just have the unyielding urge to jizz all over that King Kong collector's tin. Damn, that is sexy!
Nov. 25, 2005, 9:43 a.m. CST
Where are those SPECIAL EDITIONS we were promised (by Quentin himself) ages ago? SIN CITY was released as bare-bones edition, but it took only a few months before the Extended Edition was announced. So what are they waiting for with KILL BILL? I refuse to buy the 'we've got nothing' editions, but I want to own the films dammit!
Nov. 25, 2005, 11:10 a.m. CST
"...and then I slow-roasted and ate my nephew. Thank you, rotiserie cooker. If I only had some mint jelly, that would be fabulous."
Nov. 25, 2005, 11:44 a.m. CST
by Maniac Cop
How dare a movie remind you that you're alive in the world. (Exploitation!) How dare Spielberg break the commitment of ensuring that genre movies are trivial. Oh wait, that's exactly what made War of the Worlds great. You're using the same dumb reasoning that Stephanie Zacharek (who went on to praise Fantastic Four a couple weeks later on the grounds that it amounted to nothing) used in her review.
Nov. 25, 2005, 12:10 p.m. CST
first off, i was born and raised in NY, dumbass, though i'm not Jewish, so maybe that makes me less in your eyes? anyway, lets address your points. if a filmaker shows a plane crash where a lot of people die he's exploiting 9/11? get the memo out, there shall be no more plane crashes in any movies from this point forth. makes sense, right? next, you accuse Spielberg of exploiting the Holocaust because of the humans being rounded up by the aliens? well, maybe the Nazi's were exploiting Wells book, since he wrote the book 40 yrs before the Holocaust? if you think there was too much blood and gore shown thats your take and you have every right to it, but that isn't enough for you, no, you have to make yourself out to be morally superior to anyone who wasn't so offended by accusing them of liking snuff films. some advice, go back to watching Little House on the Prairie and Teletubbies and i'm sure your heightened morality will be safe from offense.
Nov. 25, 2005, 12:22 p.m. CST
Fuck, I wanna see that cartoon. Oh, and I don'T know if a river full of dead body has anything to do with holocaust, but I agree with the whole 9/11 exploitation and dust-covered Tom Cruise. But the whole film sucked, so...whatever.
Nov. 25, 2005, 12:35 p.m. CST
If you mean a cheesy retrospective, 8 deleted scenes and a trailer, then yes, it's a ton. I, however, thought it was too little too late.
Nov. 25, 2005, 3:14 p.m. CST
okay, so that was below the belt.
Nov. 25, 2005, 3:24 p.m. CST
don't believe in resorting to personal attacks?? thats a laugh coming from somone who accused people who liked WOTW as snuff film fans.
Nov. 25, 2005, 3:48 p.m. CST
It Would Have Been Better if it Were Set in London in 1905!
Nov. 25, 2005, 3:51 p.m. CST
Nov. 25, 2005, 4 p.m. CST
That redhead from Sky High is over 18 now so I can stop feeling guilty about man-handling myself with her in mind...
Nov. 25, 2005, 6:40 p.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir
drove a family apart, while WotW's violent ones brought a family together. Makes you think, doesn't it? No? Well fine!
Nov. 25, 2005, 9:40 p.m. CST
...is one of my all-time favorite movies--that's why I bought the last Collector's Edition that was realeased about a year ago! Damn double-dippers. I am drooling over this latest package, but at $70, it's a little steep for the bonus features. Also: I had that Kong '76 poster on my wall when I was a little kid too. Heh.
Nov. 25, 2005, 11:06 p.m. CST
simply because alcohol is the ULTIMATE truth agent. My suggestion: take a few shots, unabated, and THEN let loose with your opinions of the article in question. It is my experience that alcohol brings out the most honest of opinions, no matter what race, creed, or religion. If it is a topic which requires your utmost honesty and truth, then let alcohol be your guide, cuz I GUARANTEE an honest reaction.
Nov. 25, 2005, 11:06 p.m. CST
Nov. 26, 2005, 12:48 a.m. CST
by Lezbo Milk
When can we expect it?
Nov. 26, 2005, 1:06 a.m. CST
by Mr Nice Gaius
Yes. Bill Paxton's portrayal of "Chet Donnelly" is one of the greatest 80s movie character performances. And I have to disagree with you there, GoatZinger. "Weird Science" IS the "shit". Just listen to the way Paxton delivers that line about his grandparents being catatonic in a closet -- "Are those my grandparents?! What are they DOING in there???" -- Platinum comedy gold.
Nov. 26, 2005, 5:15 p.m. CST
God, those movies are awesome. Well, the first one moreso than the second one. And Meiko Kaji was awesome in the Female Convict Scorpion movies. Can't say I liked Devil's Rejects that much though. It was more annoying than anything else. I just got initial D the movie this past week. I've got a review of it, and Female Prisoner # 701: Scorpion, movie on my website if anyone cares to check it out: http://www.dreamlogic.net
Nov. 26, 2005, 5:53 p.m. CST
Supposedly, the US set is a DVD-18 and includes all the goodies from the OOP laserdisc set. (Film and storyboard section on side A, remaining four hours of the doc on side B) The Euro versions include the original cut, and split the doc over two discs; if you don't mind PAL, the four disc German set at cd-wow.com is SWEET... But then, the US version includes a sculpted slipcase and a free ticket to see Kong. Decisions, decisions...
Nov. 26, 2005, 9:34 p.m. CST
How did THIS bullshit fly under my radar? When was this? Don't even TELL me he has a precocious, loveable nephew like Godzooky. Christ. And as long as we're throwing Chet quotes around: "How about a nice, greasy pork sandwich, served in a dirty ashtray?"
Nov. 28, 2005, 8:23 a.m. CST
The answer is 8.
Nov. 28, 2005, 8:49 a.m. CST
Naked Anne Hathaway not cool enough news for ya?
Nov. 28, 2005, 7:12 p.m. CST
by Gheorghe Zamfir November 25th, 2005 06:40:48 PM CST Interesting that CE3K's peaceful aliens drove a family apart, while WotW's violent ones brought a family together. Makes you think, doesn't it? No? Well fine!
Nov. 29, 2005, 1:58 a.m. CST
The new Oklahoma DVD sucks--drab and blurry, and far inferior to the previously released DVD (even though that print isn't anamorphic). Buyer beware--read the reviews. They're mostly terrible. Snap up the previous version before they disappear and the price rockets up.
Nov. 29, 2005, 3:54 p.m. CST
this reminds me of all the hype before the first "new" batman movie. Meaning the frist one without Adam West.
Nov. 30, 2005, 12:04 a.m. CST
I'm watching it right now, too many fun geek moments...and I wanna change my name to "Warren Peace"
Nov. 30, 2005, 12:08 a.m. CST
Cloris Leachman is the bomb.
Nov. 30, 2005, 12:43 p.m. CST
Eh. I'll give it that it's an improvement over HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES. Been then again, what isn't? If anything, Zombie "has" improved as a director. Now if only someone will give him a script. There's only so many times one can rip off TEXAS CHAINSAW films without someone calling your game.
Dec. 1, 2005, 6:43 a.m. CST
by Karl Childers
I don't even know if I'd recommend it to somebody just wanting to check out Anne Hathaways yabbos in it. Her "street" is as bad as Christina Aguilera's.
Dec. 1, 2005, 10:43 a.m. CST
by Doom II
I would be broke AND a complete shut-in for the next 6 months. Polar Express and The Devil's Rejects are great ones to own. King Kong...sure. Spending 1500 dollars on a random pile of Warner Brothers movies...maybe not.
Dec. 1, 2005, 10:52 p.m. CST
Dec. 2, 2005, 2:44 p.m. CST
However I generally find his monthly DVD column to be pretty good.
Dec. 2, 2005, 9:46 p.m. CST
Tom Jane's performance is great
Dec. 7, 2005, 9:20 p.m. CST
Dec. 13, 2005, 7:47 a.m. CST
by Kid Joker
You hard-to-please pretentious idiots are just bashing it 'coz Tom Cruise is in it and you love the chance to say "meh he aint so good" about any Director at the top of the game. All we need now is someone to say Steven Spielberg is hack and then we'd have the complete AICN TalkBack cliche-routine. Funny how you're all the same people who laud badly directed poorly written cheaply shot martial arts movies.
Dec. 14, 2005, 2:32 p.m. CST
It's quality not quantity, right? Some nice picks there for sure though.