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Harry's DVD PICKS & PEEKS - Nov 13th Releases: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, Noir, Turtles, SnowGlobe horror, Bill & Ted & much much more!

Published at: Nov. 13, 2012, 6 a.m. CST by AICNStaff

Hey folks, Harry here… No excuses, I’ll attempt to do much better. This week has some great releases… including some brilliant Snow Globe horror action. Ahem. Oh yeah and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA! Yeah, that’s in here and one of the greatest Film Noirs of all time. As always, the pics link to Amazon where if you are so motivated you can learn more about the release and even purchase it, which helps to support this column, which has been ridiculously lacking as of late. I’ll do better.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012





EMPIRE OF THE SUN Blu-Ray

My favorite non-popcorn Spielberg flick! I dearly love this movie. It was the last film that I saw at my beloved childhood AMERICANA theater – and then I watched it on cable every time it was on – and once I got it on VHS, I sung along with Christian Bale. One of my favorite war experience films ever made. When those Cadillacs of the Sky show up… I seriously just stare in awe as they speed by in slow motion. It’s just beautiful. The soul going to heaven moment never fails to just kill me. This is a film for Blu Ray! I just wish it was at the top of more lists this week. There’s a couple of really cool extras on here. A Behind the scenes doc on the making of EMPIRE OF THE SUN, and a neat piece on Warner Brothers’ propaganda department during the time of World War II. Hopefully, this Blu’s release will get the film the love that it truly deserves!




BRAVE Blu Ray

Pixar’s latest is beautiful to watch. There’s a part of me that wishes I could time travel back to when my sister was about 6 years old and show her this movie. Sure, lil Sister Satan loves the movie as the adult she is, but at that age, this movie would have been her favorite film ever, simply because she really needed this exact animated heroine at that age. A powerful cartoon image. A girl at odds with her mother, tom boy at heart. As a result I really do love this film. It’s a great Ginger tale! The film looks stunning at home. Another for the Pixar collection.




LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Blu Ray

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA on Blu Ray. Yes, it is everything that was promised and more. A new high-water mark for WOW. Transfer is stunning. Now why buy this giant oversized boxed set with a jacked up price? Because you’re a real film geek – and you want that 3rd Blu Ray disc that feature a never-seen scene that you ain’t ever seen. Scorsese on LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, which is just something that if you need me to explain why you need that in your life… perhaps you should just trust me and take it on faith that if this special feature happens to be your introduction to Scorsese talking about film… you will find yourself obsessively tracking down his numerous comments upon cinema over time. Then there’s all the archival interviews with folks about Lawrence like more Scorsese, but also folks like Pollack and Friedkin. AND you get a 70mm film frame from some prints that some sadist cut up for your edification. So display proudly and mourn the passing of film to something like a paperweight… a tale to tell future generations that will laugh at the very notion of a continuous strip moving in front of a bulb with a shutter creating movies. It’s like explaining the grooved slabs of vinyl. There’s a lot of interesting film geek moments buried all in that 3rd Blu Ray that you can only get with this particular set. And you can always used an 88 page coffee table book and the soundtrack on CD… though I can’t imagine you don’t already. This is LAWRENCE OF ARABIA... One of the really truly unforgettably brilliant and great works of cinema in history. And this Blu Ray will help to remind you of how movies are just flatly amazing. Truly magical.




SAVAGES Blu Ray

Oliver Stone’s latest – a film about the increasingly complicated world of pot in California. And a perfect illustration of why we need to just make it legal, commercialize it like alcohol and get rid of the fucking tension and waste of resources we have trying to enforce something that can’t be enforced. And that the population is finally at a point of change, finally. Watching SAVAGES, it is a film that truly feels like a PROHIBITION movie. Violent criminal mobsters, small time still operation and the cops corruptly “handling it all”. Benicio is, of course, great. Travolta is kind of fascinating to watch in this film. Taylor Kitsch and Blake Lively both give us their very best work to date. Aaron Johnson is also great. But Salma Hayek is just outstanding as the… well, best if you just find out. SAVAGES is a modern crime film, one that will help explain the era to folks years from now when this period is looked at in laughter.




THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE Blu Ray

KEY FILM NOIR! Need a film to fully whet your appetite for Film Noir? A film that cleanly and brilliantly lays out most of the rules of the genre – in an unforgettably great feature? Here it is. John Garfield and Lana Turner… Just amazing. The artistic repression of the era made it perfect for films rich in subtext. The screen comes to a frothy boil as Lana and Garfield pop the mercury. An absolute essential!




PIXAR SHORT FILMS COLLECTION 2

I love PRESTO, PARTLY CLOUDY, SMALL FRY and DAY & NIGHT – and only like the others. But there’s no way I wouldn’t buy a disc that had just those 4 upon it. And PIXAR’s shorts work is always at least amusing. At best, something that expands the goodness in your soul. So worth it.




WATCHMEN Collector’s Edition: Ultimate Cut + Graphic Novel Blu-Ray

My spiffy edition of choice on this title was that Amazon Exclusive Nite Owl Ship edition. But then I have the original comics, a trade paperback & my Owl Ship edition. Now, I don’t have a copy of this set, but from best I can tell, it has the same content as the big Director Cut edition that came out – but with the Graphic Novel thrown in. $50 might be a little much though.




TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE COMPLETE CLASSIC SERIES COLLECTION

I love this set. Yes, I’m older than most hardcore Turtle Maniacs, but you have to understand. My sister and I bonded over the Turtles. She collected animation cels from the show, all the toys… ALL THE TOYS. My faves were always the Universal Monster Turtles. So cool. But having the entire set in a Turtle van. Feels goofy and cheesy and kind of epic sitting there.




BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE Blu-Ray

I’m curious to check this out tomorrow. As far as I can tell nobody has seen pixel 1 of this disc, but I do wonder how spectacular a treatment they would be giving this – if “the powers that be” know they’re about to make the third. But I’m hoping that when I purchase this, I find myself happy as hell and surprised to find a stuffed Blu Ray. I’m just not betting on it.




TRILOGY OF LIFE (THE DECAMERON, THE CANTERBURY TALES, ARABIAN NIGHTS) Criterion Blu

From the director of SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM comes a trilogy of artsy raunch amidst Scorsese’s production designer and with Morricone scores. This series of cultural tales were given the bawdry go of it by Pasolini. A highlight is the trip to hell in THE CANTERBURY TALES. Kind of a must to be seen. And I’m dying to dive into ARABIAN NIGHTS. The first two were excellent. Criterion kicked ass on this set, just see:

New high-definition digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray editions

New visual essays by film scholars Patrick Rumble and Tony Rayns on The Decameron and Arabian Nights, respectively

New interviews with art director Dante Ferretti and composer Ennio Morricone about their work with Pasolini, and with film scholar Sam Rohdie on The Canterbury Tales

The Lost Body of Alibech (2005), a forty-five-minute documentary by Roberto Chiesi about a lost sequence from The Decameron

The Secret Humiliation of Chaucer (2006), a forty-seven-minute documentary by Chiesi about The Canterbury Tales

Via Pasolini, a documentary in which Pasolini discusses his views on language, film, and modern society

Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Form of the City (1974), a sixteen-minute documentary by Pasolini and Paolo Burnatto about the ancient Italian cities Orte and Sabaudia

Deleted scenes from Arabian Nights, with transcriptions of pages from the original script

Pasolini-approved English-dubbed track for The Canterbury Tales

Trailers

New English subtitle translations

PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critic Colin MacCabe; Pasolini’s 1975 article “Trilogy of Life Rejected”; excerpts from Pasolini’s Berlin Film Festival press conference for The Canterbury Tales; and a report from the set of Arabian Nights by critic Gideon Bachmann




VAMPS Blu Ray

All I really knew going into watching this was that Amy Heckerling (Fast Times At Ridgemont High & Clueless) was shooting a reunion pic with Alicia Silverstone – where she was a vampire. I was good with just knowing that much. I never flipped the Blu Ray over to read the details, I had all the knowledge I needed to know to put it in. I have so much fun with this movie. The cast is one of the great surprises of the film. Face after face that I love. But Krysten Ritter stole the show for me. Especially how she moves. Their boss vampire, don’t want to ruin the casting, but WOW! Just WOW! I had a lot of fun with this one, way better than I thought it needed to be.




BIG TRAIL Blu Ray

Did ya know that the first movie to carry the name JOHN WAYNE was a 70mm Epic by one of the great film directors? Raoul Walsh! For the first time we’re getting that 70mm widescreen version of the film. 1930. Think about that? And Tyrone Power is the heavy. A story that hugs the banks of the mighty Mississippi and chills in the snowy peaks of the Oregon Trail. It’s things like this that make me love Blu Ray so much!




D.W. GRIFFITH’S ABRAHAM LINCOLN

I seemed to have the exquisite luck of having an event I was hosting opposite every single critic screening of Spielberg’s LINCOLN. Once this week gives me a chance to see it, I will. But getting to revisit Walter Huston’s performance tonight – well that was a great treat indeed. The father of John Huston, and if you know YANKEE DOODLE DANDY with James Cagney, Walter Huston was George M Cohan’s Dad. Or THE DEVIL & DAN WEBSTER. Here, Huston plays Lincoln like an articulate gentle soul of a man. The film shows its age, but never in the performance of Walter Huston. Wonderful performance. Can’t wait to see Daniel Day’s.




HAROLD & KUMAR: Christmas Ultimate Collector’s Ed Blu Ray

6 Drink Coasters, 3 hanging Car Fresheners, an enormous LIGHTER looking metal case that contains a Blu-Ray set that has all 3 of the dazzlingly hilarious adventures of our modern Hope & Crosby by way of Cheech & Chong. Yoko has apparently never seen a Harold & Kumar film. This may explain her constant overage of energy. It might be something to keep secret from her. What do you say? Should I show Yoko HAROLD & KUMAR? I’m thinking NPH makes it an essential. Along with Waffle-Bot. What do you say?




SNOWMAGEDDON Blu Ray

I don’t know how to not watch these trashy super low budget flicks. The CG is truly awful. Just really bad. The acting is cardboard as fuck. But did you know that this movie has a magic snow globe that fucks everything up in Jumanji/Zathura sort of way? Oh yes, this shit happens. The movie is insane. I don’t know if I can really recommend it, but… it is a SNOW GLOBE OF DOOM story and that’s actually enough to do it for me. I mean, who doesn’t press all the buttons and winds up all the windy thingees that they get their hands on? I would totally be responsible for this going down. But it’s also why, although I do collect snow globes, I’ve always had a superstition about getting a snowglobe for where you live… JUST IN CASE THIS EXACT SCENARIO goes down. Best to shake your snow globe and wreak havoc from 1000s of miles away. I’ll become the super-villain THE RED GLOBE! Muhahahahaha


Well folks, that’s it for this week. Hopefully I’ll see you back next week with another thrilling edition of the DVD PICKS & PEEKS column. I’ve got to hit the sack, have a secret BNAT screening in 4 hours.

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  • Nov. 13, 2012, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Some great picks...

    by Rasmus Starup Petersen

    You should do this more often, Harry! ;)

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Thank you for being on time.

    by Bandit 37

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Harry I have Bill And Ted

    by dvdmike

    The transfer is really solid, its never looked this good. Shame they missed yet another chance to include the deleted scenes that I am guessing we will now never see.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 7 a.m. CST

    get rid of the fucking tension

    by Windowlicker74

    and let's also legalize coke and smack to 'get rid of the fucking tension' :) I'd love to buy my dope at the local 7/11 along with my slurpee.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 7:23 a.m. CST

    That's it?

    by DrGogol

    I mean, yay. The column is up on time. Yay. But what about catching up and everything? Wasn't that going to be a thing? And, plus, these write-ups are tiny. Short little things. With none of the Knowles patented enthusiasm. Aw, screw it. Whatever. Who cares, right?

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Is the LAWRENCE set a new transfer?

    by Logan_1973

    Or is it the same as the single disc? I want to own LOA in all of its bluray glory but don't need that giant set...

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Hey buddies, I have one really funny story to tell you

    by ajit maholtra

    On the weekend I was driving with my friend Vishal, and we were just driving, driving, driving, and then we ended up on Lincoln Drive. So I said to Vishal, now that we are on Lincoln Drive, maybe we should go watch Lincoln movie! Heheheheheheheh. It was sooooooooooo funny. Vishal laughed and laughed.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Watchmen

    by Righteous Brother

    From what I can tell, is its just the Directors Cut. The Ultimate Cut is the one you want, with the motion comic spliced in.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Harold & Kumar

    by Kyle H

    Harry, I say show her the films. The first one for it's utter hilarity, and the second one if anything just for the brilliant scene where they run into George W.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 8:07 a.m. CST

    This DVD Column is Proof that Harry has given up.

    by Michael Thompson

    Make mine Collider.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Harry's just recommending to legalize pot, not hard drugs, you idiot.

    by JudasPriestly

    What's the difference with legal alcohol and cigarettes and pot? Nothing - all of them can be abused.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 8:21 a.m. CST

    3 months after the last, right on time

    by Keith

    Great column, and good job catching up on the dozens of discs we might've been interested in from the past few months. Yawn. Just give it up, let someone else do it that actually gives a rats ass.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 8:24 a.m. CST

    HARRY! THIS IS YOU FROM THE FUTURE!

    by biggles2_22

    Watching Bill & Ted will be a total waste of time, dude!

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Hey Harry, what were your thoughts on Skyfall?

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    You didn't fall asleep did you?

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Watchmen set is the Ultimate Cut

    by Barrock

    Which goes for big bucks on ebay.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 8:36 a.m. CST

    For a site that has money problems...

    by jake rodgers

    You would think that the DVD column would be up to get the kickbacks from Amazon. Or, did Amazon stop giving you a kick-back and that is why you stopped pre-viewing upcoming releases?

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Watchmen is the Ultimate Cut

    by Robert Evans

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Digibooks and other special packaging suck

    by gruntybear

    The only way I would purchase Empire of the Sun is if it also comes in a standard plastic bluray case. I'm really tired of the packaging variants that media companies use to try to lure new sales. I'm also looking at you -- digipacked CDs. Nobody wants to pay $30+ for a so-called special reissue of a classic album when it's packed in a flimsy cardboard folder.

  • The "motion comic" is the entire graphic novel cut up into cheap and silly looking Flash animations while an audiobook version plays along with it.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Of course....

    by Righteous Brother

    It would be pretty weird if it was the motion comic spliced in. I thought they did an ok, job with Tales of the Black Freighter - have never been able to sit through the motion comic though.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Watchmen ULTIMATE Cut

    by CooGuy

    Harry, I try not to rag on you, but how in the Hell could you not tell it's the ULTIMATE CUT when it says so right in the title? This is a redux of the Ultimate Cut that was released back in 2009 (and incredibly hard to come by). Since it's a rerelease, they've included the comic and upped it's price a bit. New boxing too. This set is worth every penny, but will admittedly be easier to come by than the original Ultimate Cut. The rerelease is at fan's requests, and they're not mucking this one up.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Yankee Doodle Dandy? Devil & Dan Webster?

    by Felix

    How about Treasure of the Sierra Madre? Walter Huston's most famous role! Billy Crystal even imitated his dance in City Slickers.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    FUCK THE WATCHMEN MOVIE

    by Autodidact

    Just read the graphic novel.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    FUCK NASA

    by Autodidact

    Piece of shit! Stop lying to humanity!

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    NINJA KICK THE DAMN RABBIT!!!

    by Robert Evans

  • To quote creepythin...WITHOUT EMPIRE THERE WOULD BE NO NOLAN'S BATMAN!!FACT!!IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CAST WITH BRADLEY COOPER AND THERE WOULD STILL BE NIPPLES ON THE BATSUIT!!FACT!!

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    'The desert if full of nothing and no man needs nothing'.

    by Raptor Jesus

    That's kind of how I feel about Phoenix, AZ.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    The original TMNT series is UNWATCHABLE by today's standards

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Yeah, I watched the first few seasons as a kid, but by the time the (lousy) second movie came out, I was totally over the whole Turtles fad. I continued to read the Mirage (and, okay, Archie) comic books for a few years after that, but around 1995 or so, my interest an all things TMNT had evaporated. I still have some nostalgia for the characters, but I *dare* you to watch an episode of the original cartoon series now. The show is UNBEARABLE...shoddy, error-ridden animation, lame jokes, incessant pizza references...ugh. It blows my mind to realize they were still making episodes of the original series until *1997* That's only fifteen years ago! They sure as shit weren't making new episodes of He-Man through 1992.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    nasty

    by Robert Evans

    i actually just picked up TMNT volume 1 from the library and im pumped to revisit them. i hope its not as bad as you say. I hope the nostalgia warshes over me when i hear the Chuck Lorre penned theme song. I hope April O'neill looks as good as she did in my dreams.. i hope.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    choppah

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    I wish I could tell you that Leonardo fought the good fight, and Krang let him be. I wish I could tell you that - but Dimension X is no fairy-tale world

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    TMNT IV Turtles in Time for the SNES

    by Samuel Fulmer

    That's all the TMNT one will ever need.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Harry, Blitz was a great flik.

    by Bigdada

    Dead horse beating, over.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    April still looks good...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...but the rest of the show is a wash. The first season is at least *competent* in terms of animation (at least by 80's standards), but the quality dips sharply by season two. I actually feel jealous of today's kids who get to grow up on awesome shows like Justice League or Legend Of Korra, while 90% of the TV cartoons I watched back in the day are crap, half-hour toy comemrcials. Aside from Star Blazers (which actually had a serialized plot and characters dying, albiet heavilly edited from the original Japanese versions), shows I loved when I was 10-13 like G.I. Joe, Transformers, M.A.S.K. and Real Ghostbusters don't hold up well at all. It's why I've deliberately avoided re-visiting Tiny Toons...not only am I afraid it won't hold up, but all of the then-current 1990-era pop culture references will no doubt be horribly dated and embarassing. There was actually an episode of that Super Mario cartoon series with a cameo by MILLI-VANILLI just prior to their lip-synch scandal, which is why pop-culture references are the WORST THING EVER when it comes to animation humor...it dates as well as milk left out on the counter overnight. Even a good movie like the first Shrek is filled with jokes that are ridiculously dated, some even at the time of the movie's release (like a Matrix "bullet time" joke, which was already old-hat by 2001).

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    nasty

    by Robert Evans

    im trying to get a hold of the complete series of M.A.S.K. i bet it doesnt hold up well but it will always be special to me. Real Ghostbusters is great for the first few seasons. tiny Toons should be ok. Animaniacs and Pink and the Brain are timeless to me, even with the pop culture refs. but i agree Batman: TAS and Justice League have spoiled us.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Oliver Stone needs to stop getting stoned.

    by SergeantStedenko

    Sorry, but his career over the last 15 years is the worst argument for legalizing marijuana.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    nasty--no love for C.O.P.S.?

    by Robert Evans

    you can get those pretty cheap.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Krysten Ritter can bite me.

    by SergeantStedenko

  • Some of the action scenes toward the end were well doen, but by God, for the most part the film was like watching a made for TV film from ten years ago. From the camera, to the script, to the edititing it was dull and uninspired. The first Raimi film had several problems, but at least it had a scope to it, this was just average at best.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    samuel fulmer

    by Robert Evans

    Youre a fucking liar! no way did you see AMAZING SPIDER MAN on DVDS/Blu cause it aint out yet! Harry hasnt reviewed it yet so it hasnt been released. Stop downloading films of the interwebs or im gonna hafta report your thieving ass! YEAH!

  • Maybe the worst headline of all time, after Dewey Wins back in '48.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I like how Alicia Silverstone gets first billing, but the

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    younger thing gets to be centered in the pic. Sucks for women to get older in HW.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    I think it was hard for cartoons back in the 80's to be too Quality

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Didn't a lot of them put out like 30-40 episodes a year? Plus there always had to be some overly kid friendly characters thrown into any show that had an edge to it.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Time for Schumacher to put Batgirl Forever before camers

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Bring back 500 lb Val Kilmer as Batman too.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Any one else watching the New Turtles show?

    by eric haislar

    It's on nickelodeon. It is freaking AWESOME. It's funny, smart, the action is great. It respects the original cartoon while also trying to do it's own thing. Everyone should check it out.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Lawrence Of Arabia Limited Edition Blu-ray Unboxing Video

    by ElGato

    Shot this quick little "unboxing" video on my phone over lunch. A lovely set: http://youtu.be/wws0uw4NpJE

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    judaspriestley and pot

    by Windowlicker74

    What's the difference with legal alcohol and cigarettes and pot and coke? Nothing - all of them can be abused. Hard drugs is just a name. so why not legalise coke? The reason 'to get rid of the tension is of course utter bullshit. oh and don't get all worked up man, it's just a talkback

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    harry i take it you havent seen friday night lights?

    by jsfithaca

    kitsch was great in savages, but he was one of the best things about friday night lights, and imo definently his best role so far.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I just read...Harold & Kumar " our modern Hope & Crosby by way of Cheech & Chong."???

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Harold and Kumar. Hope and Crosby. Cheech and Chong. One of these things are not like the others. John Cho and Kal Penn are amiable schmos, but to name them in the same league, let alone sentence, of Hope, Crosby, Cheech and Chong, is sacrilegious. There would not even be three of these films if it weren't for NPH.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Harry...wrong one! RE: WATCHMEN

    by film11

    This is NOT the director's cut...it is the Ultimate Cut being re-released with different packaging and a graphic novel. As such, it probably does not include extras from the directors cut release. The DC had Maximum Movie Mode, while the UC traded that for a commentary track. As for $50 being too high, the original out-of-print release was selling for over $100 on Ebay. I should also mention that the original UC had a slightly better transfer than the DC. At any rate, for Watchmen fans, THIS is the edition to have.

  • The theater had audio problems with the Scorsese piece, so I went and told a theater worker. By the time they fixed the audio, the preliminary stuff was over and the movie was ready to begin. I remember going to see the Toy Story double feature a couple years ago and the 3D didn't work at the beginning. Almost makes me reluctant to go to special events at these theaters. They jack up the prices because it's a "special event" and then proceed to run the show with all the care of a trashy carnival in the backwoods of Mississippi. And then -- with the Lawrence screening again -- there were the elderly people in the audience many rows behind me who needed to talk periodically throughout the movie. And this was a week after seeing The Master with some old guy sitting behind me who kept talking to the screen. Going to the movies can be such a pain in the ass. But having said that Lawrence was gorgeous and I was reminded why it should be a perennial Top-10 title. I guess that's why I put up with the hassles because the big screen makes a big difference.

  • Transfer is great, 1080p encoding not so much. A few recent titles this column has skipped: Alfred Hitchcock : The Masterpiece Collection http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008DCAG9M/ RASHOMON (Criterion) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008Y5OWO8 Dark Star : Thermostellar Edition http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008SGMPVU/ SUNSET BOULEVARD http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008VNIBFO/ LITTLE NEMO : ADVENTURES IN SLUMBERLAND (Hayao Miyazaki/Moebius/Brad Bird/Brian Froud/Frank & Ollie) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008XJM8BO/ THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008QZ5PY2/ ROSEMARY’S BABY (Criterion) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MPQ0G8/ Die Nibelungen: Kino Classics Deluxe http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00917IPSW/

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Is this the version I want with all the cartoons built in?

    by UltraTron

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    ultratron--yes.

    by Robert Evans

    Ultimate Cut==longest version with cartoon segment spliced in. its good but when i want to watch the film, i watch the DC. the pacing is off when the toon is added. IMO.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Watchmen sucked. And no DC or UC will make it better than a dripping pussy

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    AMERICANA theater

    by puto tenax

    Loved the place. Hated the lines. Last movie seen for me there was Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Did you notice what was next door, Harry? Madalyn Murray O'Hair's American Aethists office. Always looked over there and thought it kinda strange. Anyway, good stuff this week.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Driipping pussies get fucked and that is what watchmen is: fucked

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    I'll Do Better

    by Mike J

    That will be your epitaph Harry, chissled into your gravestone. And beneath it will be the words: (He never did) You once shouted me down because I called you lazy, but now you aren't even offering up excuses as to why the DVD column is so late, why so many major releases have been totally ignored in the last few months and why, when you do finally run an article, it is absurdly brief. You also told me you couldn't ever delegate this column because you love it so much. Utter tosh. If you loved it you would actually care about what you right, rather than putting up short, ill-researched and substandard reviews like these. For god's sake, stop keeping making promises about fixing the site, just get on with it before there is no site left to fix. Start by delegating the DVD column.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Hope and Crosby? get defuck outta here. They are not even as 'good' as farley and spade

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    @choppah

    by film11

    Pacing, pacing...so many movies have been neutered because of pacing. Gotta get to the next action beat because modern audiences don't have the patience for things like character development. I only watch the UC...adds more than just the animation. The finale carries more emotional weight due to the extra footage of the newsdealer and the kid. I just find the UC to be a more fully realized film...and even closer to the source material.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Empire get the entire Hobbit OST to stream, AICN gets this.

    by loafroaster

    Just give it up, guys.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Watchmen sucks and so does D'Antoni

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    film11

    by Robert Evans

    yes by adding the comic book to the film, it becomes closer to the source material but its effect is rendered moot. in the original comic, the comic book section was reflective to the ongoing action and served as a symmetric parable of what was to come. i dont think it translated as well as it couldve been, if at all is what im saying. that said, having read the book, i know the emotional resonance and whats at stake with all the secondary characters, even if they arent as relevant in the film. when i watch it with newcomers, they have to watch the UC.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    dear kobe

    by Robert Evans

    who defuck is complaining about the DVD column? Harry doesnt even bother with excuses anymore and i think the TBers really dont care anymore.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    deer choppah

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    you ol bud banned/canned is still bitchin why? i mean really why is a damn dvd column so important to some folks on this site? why "You once shouted me down because I called you lazy, but now you aren't even offering up excuses as to why the DVD column is so late, why so many major releases have been totally ignored in the last few months and why, when you do finally run an article, it is absurdly brief. You also told me you couldn't ever delegate this column because you love it so much. Utter tosh. If you loved it you would actually care about what you right, rather than putting up short, ill-researched and substandard reviews like these."

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    kobe

    by Robert Evans

    but canned makes a point..and hes not wrong.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Twilight's Last Gleaming...

    by Terry Powell

    ...also came out today. The great Burt Lancaster/Robert Aldrich nuclear missle thriller. I had that and The Postman Always Rings Twice preordered(actually had both Postman... films preordered but the Nicholson one has been delayed.). Any info on extras on The Postman...? Hopefully, Harry, you'll be able to keep up with this column and do some catch up. Some may bitch about our complaining about the dvd/blu column but that's cuz we love it. also, I have had several times where you've spotlighted something that I didn't know was coming out. I've gotten pissed when I've missed something and went back to buy it only to find it's OOP and they want an arm and a leg for it. You clued me in on the Suddenly blu release in December and that's why I love the column. Also looking forward to jan releases of Deadly Blessing and The Quiet Man finally on blu!

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    I love Empire of the sun

    by disfigurehead

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    choppy

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    no. he does not make a point. he is pointless because he is bitching about a late or missing dvd column - when there are bazillions of dvd columns, and is continuing a redamndiculous pattern around here of people who claim to hate harry yet must continue to return to this site- just to bash him. is that fucking rational in any way or just another asshole troll with no better life and no other outlet for being a jackass

  • i still love you though. fag.

  • I should have waited for this blu ray...

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Shit it's worth 100 bucks? Man, I'm glad I bought it then

    by Ricardo

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    hey_kobe

    by Mike J

    Not that I really need to justify myself to you but FYI I am merely citing the DVD column as being represntative of the genral malaise that has affected this site in recent years, and for which Harry is primarily responsible. This used to be a great place to hang out, and now it isn't. Since you have said I'm moaning again you've obviously read my previous rants so I shouldnt have to reiterate the point here. Do I need the DVD column? No of course not, as you say there are plenty of other places I can find better written and more accurate reviews. But I do miss the TalkBacks which accompany Harry's reviews, which have been vastly reduced in recent times because the column is either bereft of reviews or missing totally. The other point is that Harry claims the site is in financial difficulty and so one would have thought a revenue-generator like the DvD column would of been a paramount concern of Harry's if he really cared about the site. Am I a troll? Nope, not even close. Do I care about AICN and want it to improve? Damn straight. Do I hate Harry? No, not on a personal level, but I do dispise his lazyness, his wanton disregard for the readership and the site as a whole and his constant excuses. Do I care what you think about me expressing my views? Not in the slightest. If you are happy with the way AICN is and either were not around or simply can't recall how much better it used to be, then thats fine. You're welcome to that view. But if the site is going to improve - perhaps not to the glory days but just improve from how it is now - it is going to take people like me to make aharry sit up and listen. People with your attitude of just accepting whatever crap you are served up are simply going to make Harry fiddle whilst AICN burns.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Words for Harry to look up for definition and/or spelling purposes..

    by Jacob Underhill

    1. Amidst *From the director of SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM comes a trilogy of artsy raunch amidst Scorsese’s production designer and with Morricone scores.* 2.Thingies *I mean, who doesn’t press all the buttons and winds up all the windy thingees that they get their hands on?* 3.Secret *I’ve got to hit the sack, have a secret BNAT screening in 4 hours.* 4.Needed *I had a lot of fun with this one, way better than I thought it needed to be.* 5.Awful (vs. Bad) *The CG is truly awful. Just really bad.* 6.Just *I seriously just stare in awe* *It’s just beautiful* *never fails to just kill me* *I just wish* *which is just something* *just trust me* *just flatly amazing* *just make it legal* *is just outstanding* *best if you just find out* *Just amazing* *I’m just not betting on it* *just see* *just knowing that much* *Just WOW!* *JUST IN CASE THIS EXACT SCENARIO goes down.* 7.Wow *WOW! Just WOW!* *A new high-water mark for WOW.* 8. True/Truly *it truly deserves!* *One of the really truly unforgettably brilliant and great works of cinema in history* *Truly magical.* *that truly feels like a PROHIBITION movie* 9.Finally *And that the population is finally at a point of change, finally.* 10.Laughter *SAVAGES is a modern crime film, one that will help explain the era to folks years from now when this period is looked at in laughter.* 11.Knowledge *I never flipped the Blu Ray over to read the details, I had all the knowledge I needed to know to put it in.* Noted in a dispatch from our Dept. of Shoehorned, Dubious and/or Comical Irrelevance: *But it’s also why, although I do collect snow globes, I’ve always had a superstition about getting a snowglobe for where you live… JUST IN CASE THIS EXACT SCENARIO goes down.*

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    "Watchmen" is underrated...

    by Darkness

    Funny, because i hate "300" and loathe the abomination that is "Sucker Punch". What's going on, Zack? you hold the holiest of comic book franchises in your hands, that is "Man Of Steel": fuck this up, then it's adios muchachos. Nice to see "Empire Of The Sun" back in play: a film forgotten in the Spielberg canon.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    dedrek...that was brilliant

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    I actually agree that 'Watchmen'

    by Jaka

  • ...it's also incredibly flawed. In the end, for me, the flaws overpower what could have been a really great movie to the point that I just can't give it the respect that it probably deserves.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Empire Of The Sun! Yes!

    by Jaka

    One of my lifelong favorites as well, Harry (one that I also watched on cable endlessly and wore out on VHS). I actually went looking for this on blu-ray after I got my player last year and was disappointed to find that it wasn't available. Really looking forward to this one.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    The thing about bitching about ANYTHING regarding Harry...

    by Jaka

    ...is that it's pointless. It's his site, he'll do what he wants, even if that means sometimes promising something that doesn't happen. Because in the end, it's still his site. Complaining about the DVD column being late is OBVIOUSLY not making any difference. Complaining about his grammar (which seems to have gotten a tiny bit better) makes no difference, either (and may get your comment deleted *cough*). Why? Because in the end, if all the complainers leave, Harry still has a website, only it will be even better, because it won't be filled with people complaining about shit that clearly isn't important to him.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    RE Harold & Kumar

    by rakesh patel

    only watch the first one

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    @choppah

    by MrLongbaugh

    I also watched the ASM last week. Got the Blu at a Red Box.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Empire of the Sun is really underrated. One of his best...

    by Ricardo

    ... and yet, it seems to be stuck in between forgotten stuff like Color Purple, Always and Amistad.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Godard's Weekend Criterion

    by Chris Kirby

    Important release. You're so lazy

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Watchmen Ultimate Cut: Masterpiece.

    by knowthyself

    What a piece of cinema. This film gets better with age. An amazing job by Snyder. With the Avengers being such a big film you wonder, whose watching the avengers and SHIELD? Who watches the watchmen?

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Dedrek

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Bravo. That actually made me snicker. Well played, sir.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST

    RE: Krysten Ritter

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    There is a barely clad ass-shot of her in Jesse's apartment in BREAKING BAD that is pretty spectacular. Just sayin'.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Yay! Watchmens!

    by adeceasedfan

    Yay! DVD Column!

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    San Dimas football on blu ray rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    by kindofabigdeal

  • Especially not when filtered through Stone's warped world view. Stick to the real world arguments and you'll do fine.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 10:19 p.m. CST

    canned/banned

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    That was a reasonable response so i will do you the courtesy of a reasonable reply . horseshit! That is what you are shoveling ive been around here for a while bubbeh Ive read your rants and screeds and your rationalizing it all still boils down to you being butt hurt because harry dissed you some time in the distant past and you caint let go get over it and yourself If you reallly want to help the site go click on the links and buy a dvd Put up or shutup i have only bought a grand total of five dvds over the years reading this column so i cant say that my money has really supported the place but i aint the one complaining and wishing for the good ole days i never thought the dvd column was anywhere near the best this site had to offer and yes i do miss the great talkbacks and the great talkbackers even the ones i did not like but i aint gonna waste energy hoping for a return cause everything that goes around comes around until the energy is needed elsewhere the talkbacks will come back when the subject demands it. harry aint needed for that so stop the whining

  • Just bloody brilliant! I'd seen the movie many times on the small screen on VHS, Laser Disc, DVD, but never on the big screen in a theater, with an audience. And man, was it ever beautiful! Majestic, awe-inspiring, incredible! A true masterpiece! It stuck with me for weeks after. And like I said, I've seen this movie a LOT of times before. It was really that great! So get the blue-ray, but also get a 4K projector and a 50ft screen, 'cause that's how "Lawrence of Arabia" was REALLY meant to be seen!

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    the talkbacks will come back

    by Jaka

    Naaaaw, probably not. People move on, change, grow up, get tired of the same old same old, particularly when there is now a thousand places on teh interwebs offering what used to be almost exclusive to AICN. And because of that latter bit, it's doubtful that AICN will ever be much more than it is right now. It's also likely that the talkbacker turnover will continue, year after year, until the site goes the way of the dinosaurs. I've been here for a LONG ASS TIME under ONLY this name, and there are very few people I see still here from the time I joined. <p> The weird thing for me is that, other than the lack of genuine spy reporting, what the site offers really hasn't changed that much. What has changed is the way the people in the talkbacks interact with each other. It used to feel like we were a group of people having a big conversation, sharing information with each other that most people didn't know or care about. Now it's just a bunch of chest thumping over whose opinion is 'right', name calling and bullying when somebody disagrees with the herd, with very little of anything even remotely resembling information or enlightenment on the subject at hand. But again, that's the way the INTERNET has changed, not just AICN.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Godard's WEEKEND on Criterion BLu

    by saint seiya

    criterion has released godard's weekend no blu ray today.

  • Nov. 13, 2012, 11:35 p.m. CST

    @ricarleite4

    by film11

    It was the Blu-Ray edition of the WATCHMEN Ultimate Cut that was selling for over $100...not the DVD version. (Have no idea what that one would have gone for...in fact, I didn't even know it was released on standard DVDT

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 12:29 a.m. CST

    @jaka

    by MrLongbaugh

    I agree 100%. When I first started coming here you were one of the guys I thought was ok. Thought flickapoo was ok too. The TB's have definitely changed. A lot of hostility these days.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 1:36 a.m. CST

    hey_kobe

    by Mike J

    I won't bother responding in depth to your post; you have your views, I have mine and it is doubtful either ine of us will have a volte face. One thing though; It isn't about Harry dissing me. I'm not aware he ever has to be honest, but to be honest it would not bother me one jot if he did. I have no personal connection with the guy, nor do even particularly like him to be perfectly frank. I owe him a big debt for all the years of fun times I used to have here (when I never posted on TBs) and for all the movie news when AICN used to actually break news itself rather than linked to other sites, but thats about it. Now, you may be the sort of sensative chap who gets upset if someone calls you out and makes you want to seek some form of weitten revenge but personally I have enough going on in my life to not be affacted by anyone dissing me. Naturally you won't believe this and will doubtless come back with another response but please save your energy as I won't be reading it. I'm not falling out with you ormtaking your comments to heart, but I think we've exhausted the conversation.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 2:24 a.m. CST

    SAVAGES

    by alex

    Could have been a decent flick if it weren't for blake lively. damn shame

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 2:35 a.m. CST

    See, I thought it could have been a decent flick...

    by Jaka

    ...if it just wasn't kind of boring. That and I didn't like the eventual end as much as the almost end... but I don't want to spoil that for people so that's all I'm gonna say. It was ALMOST there for me, though. I wanted to really like it, but I didn't. <p> Weird thing, couldn't figure out where I had seen that "one guy" for a couple days and then all of a sudden, out of the blue, it hit me. 'Oh shit! That was John Carter!'

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 6:04 a.m. CST

    French film snobs

    by Nic_Cages_Hair

    Don't forget Godard's beautiful fucking nightmare Weekend - came out on Criterion blu

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST

    New Oz trailer looks like...

    by brad negrotto

    garbage.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    RE: Brave and Savages

    by beastie

    I haven't read the rest of the Talkback. Brave was VASTLY underrated. What a fantastic movie. It truly felt like Disney's first original princess film. I also love that the trailer mislead the audience. I had no idea what the plot was, going into the movie, and it was refreshing. As a father to a little girl, I really appreciated the message about being your own hero and not relying on a man. Savages: I think that there are 2 Oliver Stones. There is the historical Oliver Stone, that I find to be incredibly dull. I'd much rather read books, than watch his historical films that drag on and on. Then there is the Oliver Stone that will make a movie that is just fucked up. Any Given Sunday (another underrated movie), Natural Born Killers and U-Turn are good barometers of whether or not you'll like Savages, which was incredibly disturbing. As disturbing as it was though, the true stories of what is happening with the border drug trade are far worse. Anyway, Hayak deserves an Oscar nomination for her performance in this film. Great movie.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Weekend getting bought

    by UltraTron

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    @thepoetbroderickcrawford

    by paper

    I would have traded places with you. Hadn't seen the movie before. As such, the Scorsese piece revealed WAY too much information about the rest of the movie. A couple of the pre-features did that as well, pretty annoying even as I tried to not listen to them.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Gimme uturn blu

    by UltraTron

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Mista! I said stand up or I will beat you where you sit!

    by UltraTron

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    paper

    by broderick crawford

    From the bits and pieces I heard from Scorsese, I noticed he was giving away a lot. I'd seen the film before, but I can see how that would be annoying to someone who hadn't see Lawrence before. Still, seeing those desert shots on the big screen, the smash cut from the match to the desert...powerful stuff. Along with 2001, one of those films that needs to be seen in a theater.

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    That's nice, Harry. Now keep it up.

    by Mattman

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 3:23 a.m. CST

    So what's next?

    by The_Cellarrat

    Six months from now a glowing review of Breaking Dawn 2 by Harry with a non-apology for being late? F this site. Bye, y'all.

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Seeing Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen...

    by Phimseto

    ...is a must for every fan of movies. Last month's presentation was fantastic.

  • Nov. 15, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Watchmen. Director's Cut on Blu: Check Ultimate Cut: Check

    by Xen11

    WHERE THE FUCK IS THE THEATRICAL CUT ON BLU MOTHERFUCKERS ???!!!! I've had it with these motherfuckin' cash grabs. What the fuck, Warner Bros. ? And stop taking down Dark Side Of The Sucker Punch, you corporate pricks.

  • It's fucking awful.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 1:07 a.m. CST

    The final ending, yeah

    by Jaka

    But imagine if it had just faded to black after the first ending. Would have been a brave move on the part of the film maker and the producers. But audiences expect everything to be wrapped up in a neat, tidy bow these days. It probably tested terribly and they changed it.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    SAVAGES ending SPOILERS!!!

    by Robert Evans

    a friend of mine said you can look at the final ending of SAVAGES as a drug induced fantasy as the trio die in the desert. or you can look at it as a neat and tidy happy ending the trio earned and went against the standard drug film cliche that somebody has to die at the end. Did you guys bitch and moan when Clarence got shot in the head and walked off with Alabama at the end of True Romance, even though he was written to die in the original script? Did you cry when Mickey and Mallory got their fairy tale ending in Natural Born Killers, though they really werent supposed to originally?

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Twilight's Last Gleaming - best Durning performance imagineable

    by trevanian

    only great split screen ever

  • I pick it up and read it.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Anyone who hasn't seen Godard's Weekend, you should really check it out. Now!

    by SergeantStedenko

    The DVD I saw, had an introduction by Terry Gilliam who counts it among one his favorite films. Even if you've seen other Godard films and didn't like them, this film is something else altogether. If nothing else, but for the fantastic traffic jam scene. French absurdism at it's best. Highly recommended!

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    choppah - you actually made my point for me

    by Jaka

    I like both of the interpretations you mention, although I'm not really sure they earned anything. They were drug dealers. They were doing dirt. Rather than earn something, I think in the first ending they got what was coming to them. They constantly discuss walking away throughout the entire movie, but they don't. Bad shit happens in those circles, and it rolls down hill. It would have been realistic for them to all die there in the dessert. As I mentioned before, it also would have been brave and original film making. But filmmakers aren't allowed to do that. Studios and producers test screen, either for the public or just themselves, and force those changes on the writers and directors. For me, 100%, Savages would have been a better movie with just the first ending. I don't actually know if the second ending was always part of the story or not. I'm just guessing it wasn't. But for me it didn't make sense. For me, they didn't earn that paradise.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    The first 'Harold & Kumar' is the only good one.

    by TheFifthCylon

    The sequels are SOOOO unfunny!

  • the expedables 2...can't let down sly, promote, promote. not that i give two shits, i pre-order through amazon.ca. lawrence, 10/10 on blu...especially on 70 inches.

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    "expendables" oops.

    by ponyboy

  • Nov. 16, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Crap, I wish I'd caught sprell's comment earlier

    by Jaka

    Looks like they're only showing it one time. Bummer.

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Sorry to rub it in, jaka

    by terrynation

    But it looked really damned good. I caught it through pure dumb luck.

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Harry: "I'll attempt to do much better"

    by Mike J

    When exactly? Next week? Presumably not because it is patently obvious you are far, far more interested in sorting your ego-fest BNAT. You are clearly never going to prioritise sorting your broken website when you are organising an event where 200+ sycophants are going to worship you. Next month? Doubtful, as you will probably be organisng - sorry art directing - your Xmas party for the local Austin rednecks. Next year? Yeah, probably - lets hope it isnt too late eh? Declining hits, declining sponsors - bleat all you like about the issues AICN has but do NOT abrogate responsibility. You areresponsible for the majority of them Harry because despite all your claims about loving the site, it is clearly very low on your list of priorities.

  • The latest in a string of STONE fuckups from a once amazing director who seems to have lost the plot. The only thing that makes it a modern crime piece is that it's contemporary, and watching it makes people think they don't make 'em like they used ta (although they are actually a myriad of lower budgeted thrillers around with smaller names and greater talent that prove otherwise).

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 6:41 p.m. CST

    VAMPS? Really? Fuck you

    by melonman

  • Open wiiiiiiiidddddeeeee…

  • Nov. 17, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    EMPIRE OF THE SUN is brilliant though

    by melonman

  • Nov. 19, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    I have a question about the WATCHMEN set

    by Autodidact

    Have you read the fucking comic?

  • Nov. 22, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST

    DW Griffith

    by Kevin Van Natter

    What's he got to say about Lincoln?

  • If David Lynch was makeing movies in the 40s I expect that they would have been a lot like "Postman."

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