Labels: , ,

Notable New Releases

Inglourious Basterds
Tarantino's minor masterpiece isn't so much a war movie as it is a tribute to war movies. The trailers marketed it as an English-language exploitation movie with Brad Pitt, when that is actually only 1/3 of the story. The rest of the movie filters the best of German drama and French romance through Tarantino's blood-soaked style. It is pure cinematic bliss from beginning to end. It's also got one of the best movie villains of the decade. Can we just give Waltz the Oscar now?

Extras include:

  • Extended and Alternate Scenes
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Nation's Pride Film
  • The Making of Nation's Pride
  • A Conversation with Rod Taylor
  • The Original Inglorious Bastards
  • Rod Taylor on Victoria Bitter
  • Quentin Tarantino's Camera Angel 
  • Hi Sallys 
  • Film Poster Gallery Tour 
  • Killin' Nazis Trivia Challenge
  • Poster Gallery

The Hangover
This movie wisely casts a trio of talented character actors and lets them roam through Vegas. Anything with Zach Galifianakis is worth a watch and here he's allowed to display his unique comedic style.

Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Gag Reel
  • The Madness of Ken Jeong
  • Action Mash-Up
  • Three Best Friends Song
  • The Dan Band!
  • 'More Pictures From The Missing Camera' Photo Gallery

Taking Woodstock
Missed this one in theaters, but the unlikely pairing of director Ang Lee and comedian Demetri Martin make it a must see.

Extras include:

  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Peace, Love, and Cinema
  • No Audience Required: The Earthlight Players

Star Trek: The Original Series, Season 3 Blu-ray
The final season of the original show is a must have for sci-fi fans. This set includes the remastered versions and the originals for purists, with the ability to toggle between them at any time.

Extras include:

  • Life Beyond 'Trek:' Walter Koenig 
  • Chief Engineer's Log 
  • Memoir From Mr. Sulu
  • Captain's Log: Bob Justman 
  • "Rare and Unaired Alternate Version" of "Where No Man Has Gone Before"; the episode is preceded by a scrolling text introduction to the episode's history.
  • David Gerrold Hosts '2009 Convention Coverage'
  • The Anthropology of 'Star Trek' Comic-Con Panel 2009
  • 'The World of Rod Roddenberry' Comic-Con 2009 
  • Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories
  • 'To Boldly Go...' Season Three
  • Collectible 'Trek'
  • Star Trek's Impact


Mel Brooks Collection Blu-ray
With the exception of The Producers, you get all the classic Brooks movies in HD. If you want to laugh and remember a time when spoof movies weren't synonymous with crap, this set is for you. "It's good to be the king."

Boogie Nights Blu-ray
See all of Dirk Diggler's exploits in HD. Right now this one is a Best Buy exclusive. Polyester has never looked so good.

Samurai Champloo: The Complete Series Blu-ray
If you like good anime check this one out. It's basically a buddy cop show but with samurais and hip-hop beats. This set collects all 26 episodes in HD.