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Harry's DVD Picks & Peeks Halloween Edition: Lots of Crazy Insane Horror & assorted fun!

Hey folks, Harry here with the latest from my DVD PICKS & PEEKS column. Lots of crazy weird horror here this Halloween edition. Hope you enjoy the list, some obscure coolness is here. As always, clicking on the titles or the pics will take you to Amazon where you can learn more on each title, and if you’re intrigued enough – you can purchase the title, and at the same time support this column’s efforts to let you know about the coolness that abounds. Enjoy and have a fun Halloween this week! Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Pretty good. Better than RAZOR, but nowhere near as good as most of the series’ actual episodes. At least to me. Looks great in 1080p, but if you’re a BSG geek – you’ve ordered this already. The one thing that is VASTLY superior over the series are the fx – but then… computers seem to get sharper and sharper with effects. You’ll notice that here!

Incredibly profitable mildly amusing junk that apparently works for some segment of the audience.

The last Tinker Bell CG film annoyed the shit out of me. I think it was the notion of giving Tink an origin – and a voice. That said, this was much much much better. I put this on while Yoko and I were cleaning for a party – and it absolutely stopped Yoko dead in her tracks. She’s a “Disney Princess Geek” and it hypnotized her. How’d it play for me? Well, it has a story, the graphics are kinda beautiful… and the battle with the rats is kinda scary and downright creepy. If you have a daughter, do not even hesitate in picking this up. They’ll love it.

It is my understanding that this is airing on IFC, but I haven’t seen it yet – but it sounds like something I’d like to check out. I’ve always loved Monty Python - Have any of you seen this? Worth picking up?

Until I got this set, I’d never sat down and watched the whole series. I’d seen an odd episode here or there, but I never could make sense of it. It seemed they never could keep an actor as Number 2. Well, watching this on Blu-Ray… I get it. Not only that, but earlier tonight I took a look at rough cuts for the first 3 episodes of the new PRISONER. And man. All the charm, wit, style, uniqueness and power seem to be completely drained out of it. That said, the new series doesn’t seem to be doing anything like the story we have here. There was something that Number 2 was seemingly searching for – in this new show – it seems they might be in a different dimension. But the original show was just flatly brilliant. McGoohan played #6 with a flair, a dashing derring do. You see him thinking, analyzing, looking for weaknesses and opportunities. It is brilliant. Here’s the special features: Newly remixed 5.1 surround sound for all 17 episodes (in addition to the original mono tracks). 'Don’t Knock Yourself Out': Feature-length documentary chronicling the production of THE PRISONER, told by those involved in its creation; Two Brand-New Featurettes: 'The Pink Prisoner' and 'You Make Sure it Fits!'; Promo for AMC’s THE PRISONER Miniseries; Newly restored original edit of 'Arrival' with an optional music-only soundtrack featuring Wilfred Josephs’ complete and abandoned score; Original edit of 'The Chimes of Big Ben'; Production crew audio commentaries on seven episodes; Trailers for all episodes; Archive textless material, including the title sequence with clean ! themes by Ron Grainer, Wilfred Josephs and Robert Farnon; Commercial break bumpers; Image Archive with over 1200 stills; Production Paperwork Archive, featuring scripts, call sheets and press releases

If you like Evil Children films… and that’s such a great genre… then you’ll probably like this film even if it does get a bit outlandish and silly. But, I do like evil children. I actually prefer the special feature on EVIL CHILDREN in cinema. Fun little featurette.

This could be a leading indicator of the end of the world… Cuz not only do we have NIGHT OF THE CREEPS on home video, but BLU RAY!!! And it is the first thing I want to get tomorrow. I didn’t get sent a copy to preview for y’all… but this is the Blu Ray Horror film that I want to watch before Halloween this year! Yippee! Badass Tom Atkins!!! If you buy 1 horror film on Blu Ray this season – this is the horror film to buy!!! Wonderful film!

STARGATE 15th Anniversary (Blu Ray)
I didn’t get sent this one either. And I wondered if they were just repackaging the title, cuz this is already out on Blu, but it seems they have done a much better job on this Blu. There’s both the director’s cut and the original theatrical cut. Lossless Audio. There’s an audio commentary by Emmerich & Devlin. 3 new featurettes and more. So if you love STARGATE this is a better disc than what you got before. And yes, they do suck for putting out an inferior disc to begin with.

Z (Criterion Collection)
Academy Award winner in 1970’s Best Foreign Film category, Costa-Gavras’ Z is just a brilliant way to kick off a splurge of 70’s Brilliant Film watching – and Criterion did a great job with this DVD. I just wish it were a Blu Ray. One of the greatest Political Thrillers of all time. Right there with ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, PARALLAX VIEW, 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR and their like. Brilliant at every level. Here’s what Criterion has put together as a package for this film: • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by cinematographer Raoul Coutard • Audio commentary featuring film historian Peter Cowie • New interviews with Costa-Gavras and Coutard • Archival interviews with Costa-Gavras; producer-actor Jacques Perrin; actors Yves Montand, Irène Papas, and Jean-Louis Trintignant; and Vassilis Vassilikos, author of the book Z • Theatrical trailer • New and improved English subtitle translation • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Armond White

I love 53 year old films that are absolutely brand new to me. This is an excellent double feature for that WAGES OF FEAR Criterion Blu Ray you have. It isn’t as great as that film. In fact it isn’t near that level, but watching it first, it’s a great lead in to that South American world and look. This involves mining and being pursued through a jungle. Contrary to the cover, this isn’t a black and white film, but a lovely color film. Yes, it is subtitled. I was quite happy with this film.

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1960’s Vol. 2
I really do like these eclectic mixes of cartoons from the Sixties. Here’s what you get on this latest edition: Johnny Cypher in Dimension Zero: Attack from Out of Space/Rhom, Super Criminal/The Eye of Ramapoor
 Peter Potamus: Fe Fi Fo Fun
 Flintstones: The Flintstones Flyer
 The Porky Pig Show: Scaredy Cat/Baton Bunny/Feather Dusted
 Frankenstein Jr. & The Impossibles: The Shocking Electric Monster/The Bubbler
 Adventures of Aquaman: Menace of the Blanc Manta/The Rampaging Reptile-Men/The Return of Nepto
 Herculoid: The Beaked People/The Raider Apes
 Space Ghost/Dino Boy: The Heat Thing/The Worm People/Zorak
 Superman: The Force Phantom
 The Jetsons: A Date with Jet Screamer
 The Road Runner Show: Beep Beep/Satan's Waitin/Chili con Carne
 Magilla Gorilla: Gridiron Gorilla
 Tom & Jerry Show: No Bones About It/An Ill Wind/Beach Bully

Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970’s Vol. 2
Same thing – only from the Seventies. This is my childhood – and yes, I’m nostalgic for it. Here’s what you get: Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch: Keep Your Keeper
 New Adventures of Gilligan: Off Limits
 Sea Lab 2020: Deep Threat
 Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan: The Mardi Gras Caper
 Shazzan: The Living Island / Master of the Thieves
 Yogi's Gang: Mr. Bigot
 Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour: For Scent-Imental Reasons/Stop, Look and Hasten, Hare-Way to the Stars/Duck! Rabbit, Duck!
 Valley of the Dinosaurs: Forbidden Fruit
 Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape; Show #1 No Way Stowaway / That Was No Idol… / The Ski Bunny / The All American Ape / Stay Awake Or Else
 Banana Splits Adventure Hour: Joning the Knights/The littlest Musketeer/"Danger Island"
 Inch High Private Eye: Diamonds are a Crook's Best Friend
 New Adventures of Batman and Robin: Sweet Joke on Gotham City

You want a Halloween Marathon? You could do a lot worse than to just work your way through the Second Season of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE. This was my contemporary horror series to my High School years. It came on at like 2am and sometimes it gave me some pretty serious nightmares. And I had seen most badass horror films available at that time. Its just, this series had great fun actors, and it was adapted from a lot of great material. So if you’re like me, this reminds you of the heyday of 80s horror. If you were born after this –you totally need to check it out!

I’d never heard of this title, but I had seen the film, under its other title… LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE. This film is slow, but it is atmospheric, creepy and the zombies… they’re very stark and impressionistically harrowing. Spanish director Jorge Grau gets it. He gets that Zombies are scary, because they’re the living dead. And they’re coming for YOU. And that’s unnatural and creepy. And then there’s just the little fact that this thing is gorgeous on Blu Ray. Spanish Horror film blood on Blu Ray has never been so richly red. I love that we can see films like this one on Blu.

I don’t have this, don’t know anything about it, but look at that box. Read all that stuff. But dammit… I want you to look at this NSFW trailer:

Doesn’t that look like the greatest fucking thing on planet Earth? This could be the pinnacle of civilization! Or there's the unrated totally unsafe for work 720p version of the trailer: Here!!!

A very well made Documentary on the life of HP Lovecraft with folks like Guillermo Del Toro, Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter and Stuart Gordon chiming in. The DVD is currently out of stock at Amazon, but for those that lovers of Lovecraft this is something to educate your friends with – and you’ll enjoy it too.

Want Arty Fears this Halloween? Well, FEAR(S) OF THE DARK is probably what you’d want of this week’s releases. I’m fond of all the segments, but frankly… CHARLES BURNS’ segment is something of a revelation. Its so good. So so soooo good. Burns’ illustration style in animation form is like a nightmare of its own. I love it. And the Dogs. Jesus. The Dogs are scary as fuck. Love this.

A really great horror film. 2.35:1 as shot by David Lean’s god like cinematographer, Freddie Young. This isn’t in your face horror, it’s intellectual, thought provoking and subtly fearful film. Saw this ages ago and it was missing a good 10 minutes and was Full Screen VHS. This was a vast improvement. Remastered and gorgeous. Wonderful horror film from the 70s. Beloved by the older horror loving crowd. You deserve to find out why.

An early Eighties French Horror film with a performance by Michel Flavius that you will not soon forget. Then there’s the naked form of Charlotte De Turckeim – which is lovingly transferred to DVD. Very few people know about this film, till this release. But if you like BUBBA HO-TEP and Old Folks Home Horror…. And Paul Bartel Black Humor… you’ll dig the shit out of this. It surprised me.

Ok, I get it. You want crazy ass Asian Horror for Halloween, well this week’s list has that too! But if you want to see a Korean horror film that is as gorey and disturbing as the French mastergorepiece INSIDE and the bugnuts beautifully fucked up MARTYRS – then this may be for you. This isn’t just a gore fest though, it is something that wants to curl it’s way between your ears and fuck with your brain – and it does that quite effectively… like most Korean films I have seen.

Ok – so Klaus Kinski plays a medical student who is in love with a formerly beautiful woman whose face got all kinds of fucked up. He’s trying to give her beauty back by grafting beautiful flesh from other beautiful women onto her face. Yeah. You want to see this too!

Ok… So you want something horrifying that isn’t a blood and guts fare. You also don’t want it to typify any typical horror genre. Well, I believe I have a treat for those of you that seek extreme exploitation – that also serves as a cautionary tale. This is an incredibly fucked up awesome movie from the director of one of the weirdest most awesome fucked up movies that I have ever seen… LEGEND OF THE WOLF WOMAN! HANNA D is a young daughter of a dried up alcoholic Amsterdam whore. The opening scene has her in a school girl uniform in a private compartment on a train, being fetishistically pimped for peep shows to different types of perverts. Yes, you see pussy. You also see containers of drugs pulled from assholes… and then people inject the drugs from up people’s cornholes. This is CRAZY stuff. When you see where these junkie whores INJECT themselves… you’ll scream. Seriously. It’s squirm and scream. I’m very proud to own this fucked up film.
That’s it for this week. Next week we kick off November with: G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, FOOD, INC… THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 remake, Season 1 of THE CLONE WARS. WATCHMEN: THE ULTIMATE CUT on Blu Ray, Disney’s ZORRO – season 1 & 2, NORTH BY NORTHWEST on Blu Ray, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE on Blu Ray, The final season of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, FORREST GUMP (Blu Ray), The brilliant Alastair Sim A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Blu Ray, WINGS OF DESIRE on Criterion Blu Ray, LOVE ACTUALLY on Blu, ROCKY: THE UNDISPUTED COLLECTION Blu Ray, Final season of FRAGGLE ROCK, G.I. JOE RESOLUTE, THE DEAD, I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER, Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics Vol. 1, Ruby-Spears animated SUPERMAN, HOWARD’S END on Blu, The Claudette Colbert Collection, THE SHIELD: Complete Series, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION Blu Ray, UNMISTAKEN CHILD, Complete FRAGGLE ROCK, Almodovar’s LAW OF DESIRE, the complete MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE series, MATADOR, THE MEN and more!

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  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:35 a.m. CST


    by ominus

    and still the best

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    and still the best

    by ominus

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    from the rest

    by ominus

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Casting Breakdown: Marcus Nispel’s Conan

    by ominus

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Surely you jest

    by keepcoolbutcare

    or you're making some reference that's sailing way above my head w/r/t Peter Sarsgaard being in TRUE BLOOD? What are you trying to do, get the growing legion of Alexander Skarsgård lovers to post here in this talkb...fuck you, it worked!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Orphan is the movie that finally proved...

    by ron2112 me that Roger Ebert does not actually watch every film he reviews. Don't believe me? Go to his site, read his review, then tell me he actually saw the film. I'm not talking about his subjective opinion of it, I'm talking about his description of the plot. It's simply inconceivable that someone sat in that theater, paid any attention whatsoever, and then wrote that review. I call shenanigans.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Monty Python Almost the Truth

    by Jerri Blank

    is GREAT! Watched all six hours on Sunday. Part 1 covers their childhoods, how they met, early TV work, Part 2 is about the show, Part 3 are personal observations about each other, the dynamics of the group, and Graham's alcoholism, Part 4 covers the making of the Holy Grail, Part 5 is the making of and the controversy surrounding the release of Life of Brian (GREAT STUFF!!), and Part 6 covers the Hollywood Bowl and The Meaning of Life. Fascinating, hysterically funny, and totally engrossing.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Night of the Creeps and Slither double feature tonight!

    by SoylentMean

    I can not fuckin' wait!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    The Asphyx was mentioned in SK's Danse Macabre

    by SoylentMean

    in the movie section at the back of the book. I've always wanted to see it, I guess now I can.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    There's no way Black Devil Doll can live up to its promise

    by SoylentMean

    I still want to see it, like yesterday. I want to see Black Dynamite a helluva lot more.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty HOT.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Black Devil Doll

    by Mel Garga

    That was fantastic. One of the most amusing things I've seen in a while.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Peter Skarsgård isn't in TRUE BLOOD.

    by brokentusk

    It's his brother, Alexander. <p> Talented family though.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Time to visit torrent town...

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    I see the article was edited AS I posted my comment.

    by brokentusk

    A delete button is needed.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Z! Criterion! About damn time.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Now it just needs the Bluray treatment. Z is the ultimate political thriller. Just a great all around film.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    That CONAN character list seems too long...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the best CONAN stories are the simple ones.<P>The description of young Conan is headed in the right direction though...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    The House of the Devil

    by Judge Briggs

    Is a fucking great flick! Sleeper hit of the Halloween. Check it out. Really, really good!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Yo Harry!

    by Judge Briggs

    Any word on a talk back update?!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST



  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Edit is for pussies. Leave talkback alone.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:43 a.m. CST


    by Knuckleduster

    I think you're being confused with Alexander (son of Stellan) Skarsgard and Peter Sarsgaard. They're definitely not related. They don't even share the same last name.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    *sigh* anyone seen the *original* BLACK DEVIL DOLL

    by Tubbs Tattsyrup

    aka BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL? It's a shot-on-video 80s shitter that literally could never be remade to recapture the insanity that obviously fuelled the making of it. This remake looks like a piece of shit by comparison - lacking the total ineptitude of the original, they go for stupid jive-cussing, fake pornstar titties and some stupid murder plot. Seriously - stay well away from this new thing and track down a copy/torrent of Chester N. Turner's opus BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL. It will change your life, I guarantee it. I've seen it three times and I've cried every time from how badly it fucks my brain.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Black Devil Doll

    by ballyhoo

    Looked awesome until I found out it wasn't a real exploitation film from the 70s.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST


    by Tubbs Tattsyrup

    No, it's a totally missing-the-point remake of a real exploitation film (well, more like shitty home-video pseudo-Christian horror flick) from the 80s.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST


    by Judge Briggs

    Own a cellphone? Use broadband? Have cable television?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST


    by Judge Briggs

    We getting one any time soon? Thanks for the answer though.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Hanna D: The Girl from Vondel Park

    by Karl Childers

    Why doesn't Netflix ever carry these?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    If you have a daughter

    by Series7

    Said the guy with no kids.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    He's a mutherfuckin' puppet!

    by yodalovesyou

    I am getting some funny looks from the other people in the room.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    If you have a daughter...teach her right from wrong...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...keep her away from cynical Disney money grabs and violation of classic characters.<P>My rodent is on a strict Jim Henson diet.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Regarding Black Devil Doll

    by Grandpa Bunche

    I saw this trailer some months ago and having endured the original BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL, there is no way I would ever subject myself to such outright shit ever agin. I truly enjoy bad movies, but there is a limit and the original went way beyond my personal ability to tolerate a no-talent-involved anti-movie, and my tolerance for such is considerable. Cavet emptor.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    by Grandpa Bunche

    That should read "Caveat."

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    "If you have a daughter",

    by skimn

    or an almost underage wife...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Harry, no write up on Whatever Works?

    by Kief_Ledger

    Doesn't that come out this week? I was interested to hear what you had to say about it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    You like evil children...

    by bingo the clown

    No need to be redundant there.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Blu-ray Packing Art... Why So Fucking Ugly

    by Autodidact

    Why do blu-ray editions of movies always use the most Photoshop-tastic "art" for the cover? Seriously almost every blu-ray comes out with different cover art than the DVD, and the blu-ray almost always looks fucking FUGLY compared to the DVD and especially compared to the original poster art. On this page just look at the box art for Night of the Creeps, then compare it to this poster: or those seen here:

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Almost the Truth Lawyer's Cut

    by johnh444

    I heard the original is 7 1/2 hours long and the lawyer's cut is less than two hours long. Is that true?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Tinker Bell!

    by SykoeEnt

    We saw this one twice in animatic form. We designed the good toys for these for Playmates. The story was very good then and I'm glad they improved upon it now.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    bingo...days must be long in your line of work...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm sorry for your troubles.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    about fucking time on the fraggle rock season 4 set...

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    North By Northwest on BluRay

    by skimn

    I forgot that its coming out now! 50's VistaVision in 1080p! Bernard Herrman's score in pure digital! One of Hitchcock's best! Don't know if Albert Whitlock did the matte work, but since it is an MGM production and Whitlock did a lot of matte work for Hitchcock in his later pictures, I wonder if Whitlock did the wonderful matte work.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I see your Black Devil Doll

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    and raise you one Aryan Supremacist Monkey.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST


    by Judge Briggs

    You are so right! I think the blu-ray covers are just downright hideous! Who makes the decisions on what covers the studios go with?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Who needs an edit button?

    by Fixthe Fernback

    Real men don't make msitakes.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    The lawyers cut

    by Series7

    Was a 6 part doc on IFC that ran every day for 6 days in a row, each episode was an hour. SO I have 6 hours of Monty Python on my DVR. Haven't watched it yet though.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Dick In Ass

    by DickInAss

    Dick In Ass.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Ice Age 3

    by Bouncy X

    just saw this last night, i thought it was pretty funny and i didnt really like the first two that much. i'm not surprised harry didnt like it because on good ol AICN, if its not pixar then it cant be good. even though (animation quality aside) this was better than most of pixar's movies..uh oh, i just committed blasphemy. :P

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Bouncy X

    by skimn

    I know...I found Kung Fu Panda's animation (sp on BluRay) to be astounding, and the voice work and story to be more enjoyable (although yes, more predictable.."Be yourself, love yourself, yada yada") than the much loved Wall E.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Yay, Hair Bears!!

    by Stabby

    Bears with crazy 70s perms who solve crimes. Doesn't get any better than that.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Harry, I second where's the Whatever Works review

    by Stabby

    Unless you haven't seen it and they didn't send it to you. But, that's never stopped you before.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    ..but, next to Up..I'm sure

    by skimn

    Ice Age 3 suffers. Dreamworks and Blue Sky seem to produce animated works that are just shy of sitcom level humor and storytelling.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Monty Python special:

    by Jamie McBain

    Just watched last night, and it was really great. Can't wait to get it on DVD.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    harsh criticism of Ice Age 3

    by stooopider

    I took my 10 year old to it and he loved it. I was expecting mediocre and was quite happy about the movie. Too much cynicism Harry.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Monty Python IFC Special

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Highly recommended, and I’m not even a die-hard Python fan (As evidenced by the fact that I actually forgot Gilliam was part of the troupe). Particularly interesting were the episodes focused on the films (one entire episode each for the Holy Grail and Life of Brian). They discuss how Gilliam and Jones struggled to work together as co-directors.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Kung Fu Panda on blu-ray

    by Bouncy X

    does indeed look amazing. had peopel over to watch it around xmas and they were all floored by the picture quality and this was on an old DLP television. it looks even greater on my LCD. as for Ice Age 3, Simon Pegg was pretty funny even before i realized it was him. lol

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Black Devil Doll was GREAT!

    by RaymondLove

    The original Black Devil Doll From Hell was a piece of CRAP! Everything about it fell flat from the yammering puppet to the plot itself. So who cares if it was ripped off? It needed to be ripped off and made better. Which was done I might add, very nicely indeed. The new Black Devil Doll, it's something special, it actually has a sense of humor and runs with it! I saw it twice during it theatrical run and I have watched the dvd several times already. It is a new cult classic!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Bitch you done fucked up now!

    by thatothercaptainjack

    funny as

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST


    by brokentusk

    You're right, all this time I've thought they were related. <p> I'm sure I read back when GARDEN STATE was released that Peter was Stellen's son (I assumed he changed his surname either to distance himself from his father's career in some small way, or to make it easier to pronounce). <p> Thanks for the correction.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Black Devil Doll

    by skimn

    Urban cousin of the Zuni Fetish Warrior Doll.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Black Devil Doll was funny as shit

    by thelordofhell

    Black Devil Doll From Hell is just shit. End of story.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Peter Sarsgaard

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    remember that sketch on SNL when he was trying to sell off his excess Sars Guards. Hilfuckinarious

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Anyone catch Python On Fallon?

    by Series7

    It was pretty funny.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    What about the Alamo Drafthouse trailer collection?

    by utfluke

    I'm presuming you had a hand in it's production. Still, what's your take on the finished product?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Almost the Truth: Python is AWESOME

    by future help

    so informative. i was surprised how cool it was. Plus, i hear the dvd has over an hour more info..

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    the Alamo Drafthouse trailer collection

    by RaymondLove

    Fuck the Alamo, especially the douche bag LARS. He is the biggest prick on the planet, and he needs a fucking hair cut.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Black Devil Doll from Hell

    by Taklamakan

    the original, was one of the most glorious blind rental items my friends and I made back in the early 90's...some of us nearly passed out laughing so hard. I can't abide this played-for-laughs remake, when the original was so fucking funny played straight. <br> And for fans of the original, try tracking down Chester N. Turner's follow-up masterpiece, TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE. It nearly rises to BDDFH-levels of ineptitude/brilliance.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Monty Python/Prisoner

    by awardgiver

    Dammit, have to buy another Prisoner box set, but worth it if its in 5.1. Ah, to have it sound like Rover is in the room with you! Surprised you didn't get into this show until recently, Harry...damn. This was a classic. As for Monty Python documentary, EXCELLENT! Lots of bizarre facts, love how they said that Holy Grail was financed by Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, and how at the Hollywood Bowl performance the audience smoked weed nonstop.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Taklamakan...Black Devil Doll

    by RaymondLove

    Black Devil Doll From Hell (1984) is BAD. Probably the worst film ever made. It can barely be called a film and it makes Ed Wood's worst films look like Citizen Kane. For some fanboys out there its entertaining on a "so bad its good" level I suppose. But this new Black Devil Doll is really well made, its hilarious, very sleazy, violent, and the most fun I have had in a theater in years. Unfortunatley for you the theatrical shit is over and you will have to settle for DVD, but I suggest you netflix it or something, its a must for any cult/exploitation fan. In the end, you may like both films, for different reasons, but you shouldn't sell this new one short without seeing it. -RayRay

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST


    by Vern

    This is way back in the talkback but I don't get your problem with the Ebert review. I just read it and he's accurately describing the movie from what I remember, just dancing around the specifics so he doesn't spoil it. What did you think he was wrong about?<p> I'm glad he liked it too. I had no interest in it until somebody gave away the twist to me, which I thought was a hilariously crazy one. So that makes it fun, but the movie as a whole is actually smarter and better than I expected.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by filmcans

    Airing soon on Fox.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    filmcans, NO!

    by Stabby

    Now I gotta watch Fux!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by Taklamakan

    sounds good...I'll check out the new one. There does seem to be a lot of good word of mouth on it. Just the idea seemed blasphemous to remaking PLAN 9 but doing it very campy and strictly for laughs....ugh. I find sincerely-made bad movies 100% funnier than most mainstream comedies, or those that are mockingly trying to force the so-bad-its-good aesthetic.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST


    by RaymondLove

    Don't judge the new one from its trailer. Trust me, its the furthest thing from a "mainstream comedy", this is strictly underground, Out of all of my friends only one of them did not like it, and I lost all respect for him and refuse to speak to him again! -RayRay

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Orphan just looks bad

    by Series7

    Also too much like Joshua, and it can't be better then Joshua.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Darkside season 1 had replaced music

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Preaty much every episode had the original music thrown out and replaced with some minimalist synth crap. I'm guessing they did the same with season 2.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Good for you to recommend Luis Bunuel

    by Twiggystar

    He's my favorite director of ALL TIME, I just watched the doc on the wonderful Criterion release of The Exterminating Angel, and it's quite possible the best doc they have ever done, now that's my pick for Halloween, along with The Golden Age/ Un Chien Andalou.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by HerbWestAustin

    I just checked season 2 and it also has replaced music. sucks.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Black Devil Doll Trailer... I think it was enough

    by Pop_aristocrat

    What possible joke about a doll that has sex and kills people could be done that wasn't just shown in that 4 minute expanse? I got the joke, I think I'm good. Also, sucks about that Darkside music. Gotta hate when they can't get the rights. Will the day ever come when we can get the Wonderyears on DVD with original music? Probably not, but what a day, eh?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Orphan was good

    by Reckoner

    good performances by everyone. The little girl has amazing acting ability...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Dear Horror, the evil kids thing has been done

    by lockesbrokenleg

    time to move on.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    What possible joke about a doll that has sex...

    by RaymondLove

    What possible joke about a doll that has sex and kills people could be done that wasn't just shown in that 4 minute expanse? Your mother sucking the doll's cock. She loved it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Saw VI

    by josh0rama

    I can't believe that there hasn't been a single writer on this site to talk about/review Saw VI. I get that a lot of people are finding this series tired/tedious but to ignore it completely seems rude. Not only to readers of the site who would like to discuss/read about the film but to the phenomenon itself. This is a geek site and Saw is the most successful franchise in the history of film. Love it or loath it it deserved to be discussed. Doesn't it?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    We float, we alllll flooooaaattttt

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    And when you're down here...YOU'LL FLOAT TOO!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Re: Iceage 3

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    "Incredibly profitable mildly amusing junk that apparently works for some segment of the audience."<p> Umm harry, isn't this supposed to be YOUR picks? Then why the fuck did you add a film yopu clearly don't like?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Vern, I think he's talking about

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    the fact at the start of the review Ebert talks about the kid falling the pond and the drinking problem at the start as if they happened on screen AFTER Esther turns up. That doesn't actually happen.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Pardon me?

    by skimn

    "Saw is the most successful franchise in the history of film." I realize that they are very cheap to produce, and the cost to profit ratio is high, but the Bonds and Potters may have to argue the point.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Praise Jeebus!

    by HerbWestAustin

    Night of the Creeps is finally officially released! Albeit with shitty cover art.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    SAW VI Review!!!!!

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    It Sucks. <P> Feel better?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST


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  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Taklamakan & Tubbs Tattsyrup

    by DocPazuzu

    Now those are challenges I must accept. As soon as I had read your posts I tracked them both down via the one site that never lets me down when it comes to astounding, mind-boggling shit like that. <p> Being a glutton for cinematic punishment I'm looking forward to watching the movies ASAP. <p> Thanks for the tips!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Talkback update

    by Toonol

    The ability to edit, correct, or delete posts in a talkback would absolutely be terrible. It would be horrendously abused.<p> I would like some nicer formatting options, though...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    He added it for the $$$

    by DigitalDong

    Ice Age 3 was pretty good, not as good as 2, but probably the best animated movie this year. Monsters vs Aliens was stupid crap and while UP was good, the Squirel parts in Ice Age 3 own both of those movies hands down.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Who keeps asking for an edit feature?

    by DocPazuzu

    How could talkbackers sustain hilarious flame wars if people had the option of erasing their derided posts? <p> Might as well ask to rip out and shit on the heart and soul of talkback. <p> Post-editing is for losers!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Ice Age 3 wsas pretty bad. I think the Meatballs thing

    by lockesbrokenleg

    was the best animated movie. That, or Watchmen.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    INC… THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3 remake

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    Hmm Harry, haven't heard of that one..."Proper Punctuation: The Documentary"..I heard that ones pretty good.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    of course i got The Prisoner a year ago

    by rben

    instead of waiting. i dont have a bluray anyway but those Prisoner extras look awesome. I don't double dip anyway. (very rare for me so unlikely i'll ever see those extras.) As to Python, already winging it's way to me from deepdiscountDVD for a measly 15 bucks as is The Plan. My mailbox will be very happy.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    If there was an edit feature I would just keep refining...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the same post forever. Never post a new stupid comment...just keep tweaking in search of the one perfect post.<P>It would be like the Great American Novel...just completely useless.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Grape Ape AND the Hair Bear Bunch.

    by Sal_Bando

    I'm there.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    edit feature...

    by Judge Briggs

    well, every forum on the internet has one. this is the last one of it's kind. i think we can handle a new one. sheesh.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Where's a DVD release of Mann's THE KEEP in widescreen?

    by Monkey_King

    I have it on DVD from a Widescreen LD transfer, but a legit release would be awesome. Byrne, McKellan, Glenn and more. Most definitely inspiration for Mignola's HELLBOY.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Judge Briggs...but isn't this one of the more heavily...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...used talkbacks? That tells you something.<P>Not to make too much of it, but talkback as it is has a certain risk, a gladiatorial element. There's a little thrill when you hit I flaming the right guy? If I'm calling him or her a moron did I spell everything correctly? How exactly do you spell "twatwaffle"?<P>If you could go back and change things I would lose all interest.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST


    by Taklamakan

    I salute your courage, and I pray for your soul's deliverance from the hands of Chester N. Turner.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    not a prisoner! I'm a free man!

    by The_Crimson_King

    and my blood is my owwwwwwwwwwwn noooooow!!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    don't caaaaaare what the past was

    by The_Crimson_King

    I know where I'm goiiiiiiiiiiiiing out!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Night of the Creeps has no insert/booklet

    by SoylentMean

    After the awesome release we got for The Monster Squad I was hoping they'd give Night of the Creeps the same treatment, but noooooooooo...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    many DVDs these days don't have the little booklet

    by lockesbrokenleg

    anymore. Most DVDs are also released in that cheap ass recyclable packaging. And that useless slip cover you always end up throwing away.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:06 p.m. CST


    by Tubbs Tattsyrup

    Be warned...they're both astoundingly painful to watch. I would personally rate QUADEAD ZONE as the more difficult one (it's a horror anthology, meaning it doesn't even have a coherent plot to keep you going, and if anything the production values and acting are *worse* than BDDFH), but BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL has a special place in my heart. If only a film print existed, so I could see it in a movie theatre. Example of its soul-killing nature: the movie's like 72 minutes long, 15 minutes of which is opening and closing credits. But it still feels like three hours or more. The music...OHHHHH the'll never look at a Casiotone keyboard the same way again.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by Tubbs Tattsyrup

    Is your "never let me down" site the same one I use? Kind of apocalyptic sounding?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    The contentious edit function

    by white_vader

    I'd like an edit function, and those guys are right that others have had it for over a decade - but it hasn't had the slightest impact on either first posters or raging morons. <p> But it should be reduced to like a one-minute window, which isn't exactly hard to do. That'll get rid of revisionist history and those fuckers who swore up and down that they'd never watch Transformers 2 then somehow flamed the movie they supposedly haven't seen when the thing was released. It'll take care of hitting the enter button by mistake or multi-post stupidity though. Everyone would be happy! AND angry!! <p> The only downside I can see is that we wouldn't get to laugh at first-posters that post 4th or 6th... so there's that.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    An edit function would be like giving all talkbackers....

    by Chakraborty

    ....time machines. It would destroy the space-time continuum and destroy all life as we know it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Chakraborty...hell yes and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...holy shit, that is the way you spell "continuum".<P>I just came this close to calling you out and embarrassing myself forever in public.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo

    ...well that was well reasoned and civilized. You clearly don't need an edit function.<P>I still like the jeopardy of alla prima talkback.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    if you weren't in such a fuckin' hurry to get your oh-so-important opinion/observation 'out there', you might not look like a fifth-grade dropout

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    the best DVD this month was not reviewed

    by Spazatronik2000

    The Fall of the Republic The Presidency of Barack H. Obama This is the quasi-right wing version of Capialism: A Love Story.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Where is the Scream Awards thread?

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    at BORDERS for $6.99

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    frank cotton

    by DrMorbius

    thanks for the info, may have to swing by there tommorrow, great little flick.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by sonnyfern

    Best. TV show. EVER.

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  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST

    uhh harry werent you supposed to review brain that wouldn die?

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    or did i miss taht

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 4 a.m. CST

    I would watch The Plan IF

    by NippleEffect

    it was 2 hrs of full frontal Grace Park<p> Otherwise, I already, ya know, know that God Did It(tm)<br> So I see no reason to watch this

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    fuck off with the editing shit

    by just pillow talk

    And Night of the Creeps is classic.<p>Probably the best camera work done at feet level. Ever!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    "There's got to be something beautiful out there...."

    by Chakraborty

    "I know it! I know it!" Peter Sellers last line in "I Love You Alice B. Toklas". A comedic look at how the hippy movement of the sixties was nothing but a sea of lazy, drug addicts and promiscuous whores...yet somewhere in that mess of a movement, there had to be some meaning in there, yet no one actually discovered it. What does this have to do with anything? Nothing, other than I just finished watching this movie.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST

    You say promiscuous whores

    by hst666

    like that's a bad thing. This country is so repressed sexually.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    It is, dude

    by Chakraborty

    If your girlfriend fucks another dude on your living room floor and tells you, "Hey, man, don't get all uptight. I wanna be free. You're treating me like a possession," it's a bad thing. Well, the be fair, she doesn't fuck the man on Peter Sellers' floor...she paints his bareback, but it's clearly leading there, and when Sellers asks her why, she says, "Because I like him." He says, "What about me?" "I like you, too." "Is there anyone you don't like?" LOL <p> You can be open sexually without being a whore or a lover of whores. It's more about common courtesy. Free love just doesn't work in modern society. Only in the Manson family...or Mormon ranches.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    What killed the 60s Hippy movement

    by Stabby

    was that it got commodified by the capitalist society just like everything in America. Thats how they beat you. With cultural hegemony. They don't oppress you or try to eliminate you they just absorb you attach a price tag to your ass and try to sell you. Free love becomes a coca cola commercial. Punk turns into Green Day.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Viva Uncapie from NUKE THE FRIDGE !!

    by johnwooboo

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    Viva Uncapie from NUKE THE FRIDGE !!

    by johnwooboo

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    Viva Uncapie from NUKE THE FRIDGE !!

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    Viva Uncapie from NUKE THE FRIDGE !!

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    Viva Uncapie from NUKE THE FRIDGE !!

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    Viva Uncapie from NUKE THE FRIDGE !!

    by johnwooboo

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    Viva Uncapie from NUKE THE FRIDGE !!

    by johnwooboo

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Want Arty Fears? How about Farty Ears?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    i'm assuming if you put that douchie website

    by rben

    in your browsie, either it causes your system to crash or inaapropriate for work images come up. EPIC FAIL!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I can't attest to the BluRay

    by skimn

    cuz some 80's titles don't justify the transfer, but Night Of The Creeps is worth a purchase at least on standard DVD. In no small part to Tom "thrill me" Adkins. If you can get over the 80's fashions, its more fun than the highly touted Trick R Treat that was praised up and down on this site.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    A slightly contrary view on Python Almost the Truth

    by jimmay

    It's a decent doc, but much, if not almost all, of the information has already been out there, either in the great book "The Pythons Autobiography by the Pythons" or their famous interview from the Aspen comedy festival. If you haven't seen/read either of those, its a great watch.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Atkins..not Adkins

    by skimn

    Geez what a dumb ass I am.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    No Virtuality?

    by TorgoTheWhite

    Why was the release of Virtuality on DVD completely under my radar? I can't remember the last time I walked into a store and was surprised to see a DVD had been released that I wasn't expecting. Also surprised I never saw it mentioned on this website.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    ici really loved ice age 1, was bored to tears by 2

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    wont even bother with 3

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Was Harry joking in his Prisoner review?

    by ShabbyBlue

    Or does he really think the actors who play Number 2 keep quitting after one episode and get replaced? Replacing them was part of the gimmick. It wasn't due to a bunch of quitting actors.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST



    yes, I was joking.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Harry sucks ass...

    by Gluecifer

    because he forgot to mention this title: Messiah Of Evil: The Second Coming - 35th Anniversary Special Edition BUY THAT FUCKIN' GREAT MOVIE!!!!!

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    That and the crazy hippie Manson made everyone go "not cool man"

  • Oct. 30, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    If there were no promiscuous whores, I would never

    by LaneMyersClassic

    get laid. Long live the promiscuous whores!!

  • Oct. 30, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Monty Python: Almost the Truth is EXCELLENT

    by MaliceHighload

    I liked Python when I was a kid, wasn't a super-obsessive-fan, but this is an excellent doc. Great to see the history laid out and the members speaking candidly about it all. Looked great on IFC HD, too.

  • Oct. 30, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Whatever Works?

    by Kirbymanly

    Why no mention of that film coming out? That film is the funniest thing Woody has done in years!

  • Oct. 30, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    skimn, is Trick R Treat worth checking out?

    by snallyg

    Just got NOTC and Trick R Treat (along with The Gate and original Stepfather) on DVD from amazon for a nice Halloween marathon. I can atest for the other films (yeah, I admit I enjoyed The Gate) but bought Trick R Treat sight unseen.

  • Oct. 30, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST


    by billyhitchcock

    ...i totally agree! it's like the entire film community ignores the entire Saw series just because they don't screen them for the press. they fail to understand that it's not because the film is shit(although people are allowed to dislike them) but that in this know-it-all media world we all live in now it's nice to see a Big film without knowing exactly what happens for months in advance. i enjoy the tradition of going to see these films and the dis-owning of them by the geek world(except fangoria obviously) is really annoying.

  • Oct. 30, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Just watched Night of The Creeps, on DVD.....

    by Jamie McBain

    A few minutes ago, and it was well worth purchase.

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST

    just watched night of the creeps too...

    by billyhitchcock

    ...the first in my Halloween triple bill. it was even better than i remembered. i would've liked JC to have made it to the end though :-) next up, night of the comet, followed of the dead!

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Ice Age 3

    by stvnhthr

    I think Harry's comments reflect more of a dissatisfaction with the studio rather than the film. Ice Age 3 was a lot of fun and a good family film. Gone are the days of AICN being impartial, well as much as they ever were. I'm hoping th focus gets back on the films and less on what studios support AICN and use it for DVD blurbs. That is a sign of maturity.

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    Getting back to you late..ooops. I hope you liked Trick R Treat. My expectations were biased too high from all the praise that Harry and the boys piled on it. I'd rather pick up a season of Tales From The Crypt that you can find sometimes on the cheap...BTW, doesn't Terry O'Quinn just ROCK in the Stepfather? "Who am I this time" indeed...

  • Oct. 31, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Ice Age 3 was pure, repetitive, shit.

    by future help

    Two was slightly better...and the first one is o.k.

  • Nov. 1, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    "wait a minute...who am i here"

    by slappy jones

    "jerry??" "jerry...jerry blake..thats hon"

  • Nov. 1, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember Stepfather 2?

    by snallyg

    It was kind of a cheap slasher, but I remember enjoying it in the theater when it came out. I miss the days when low budget horror films would get theatrical releases. I never would have seen those cheap Halloween sequels from the late 80s if they had been released DTV. Not saying they were great, but seeing them with an enthusiastic audience was fun.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Got black devil doll yesterday!!

    by Oprah_Duke

    I love it!! Funny ass shit, but the acting is ass crack!!<p> I ordered the butcher too, so hopefully it will be in the mail tonight!!

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Soon it'll be Harry's Digital Distribution Picks!

    by Orionsangels

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Black Devil Doll

    by Jack Shepherd

    A dumb movie made by dumb people for other dumb people. Not a single laugh in it.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    DVD reviews to now be a quarterly feature written

    by SoylentMean

    in braille, in a cave on a high mountain, guarded by rabid hyenas, and only accessible on days not ending in a "Y". <P> I'm pretty much giving up on it.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9 a.m. CST


    by moondog65478

    As that's far more often than it is now. (Then in his reviews there's always a snide remark on how he "didn't get this disc for review". How can you be surprised at that?)

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by SoylentMean

    The only explanation.