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All the King's Men - December 19

Just a quick little update today for you cats today, Sean Penn's latest was received horribly by, seemingly, almost everyone. Yikes. And I don't know what's with the Sean Penn trend of yelling and crying and shit and calling it "dynamic". I don't hear anyone calling Pacino "dynamic" when he's yelling "She's got a great ass!"


  • Deleted Scenes & Alternate Ending
  • Making of All The Kings Men Featurette
  • Shake Hands with the Devil - Does power corrupt? The cast weighs in on politics, corruption and why films and on-stage theater dealing with these issues have always been intriguing
  • An American Classic - A brief biographical look at the Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Penn Warren, author of “All The The King’s Men”
  • The Legend and Lore of Huey Long - This documentary investigates the colorful politician who provided the inspiration for Sean Penn’s character Willie Stark
  • LA. Confidential: On Location with All The King’s Men - Hear how the cast and filmmakers absorbed the distinctive culture of Louisiana to bring greater understanding to this classic story

The Descent - December 26

THE DESCENT seemed almost like a surprise hit. If anyone has seen it, Strike Back below, because I'm curious what the average fan has to say about it. Specs for the standard DVD release include a Director's Commentary with the cast, trailers. The Uncut Edition gets a second director's commentary with the crew, a making-of featurette, deleted and extended scenes, a storyboard/scene comparison, a stills gallery, cast/crew bios, some outtakes and an interview with the director.

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She fell for the oldest trick in the book when she opened the cellar door and was covered in paint.

Brokeback Mountain (SE) - December 26

Are the Brokeback jokes over? Man, you people (including me) know how to really beat a joke into the ground. But I'm over it, mostly because it hits so close to home. This new special edition is packed (!) with tons of extras including a featurette called "On Being a Cowboy" which strangely turns into a featurette about being ON a cowboy. Sorry, couldn't resist.

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
  • French DD5.1 Surround
  • Spanish DD2.0
  • English SDH, French & Spanish subtitles
  • A Groundbreaking Success

Disc 2: Extra Features (DVD5)

  • Music from the Mountain
  • Impressions From the Film (Still Gallery)
  • On Being a Cowboy
  • Directing from the Heart: Ang Lee
  • From Script to Screen: Interviews with Diana Ossana & Larry McMurtry
  • Sharing the Story: The Making of Brokeback Moutain

CONTEST: Insert your witty caption here!!!


Ultimate Bond Collection (V.1): To prep you a very blonde Bond, catch up on the old school, fair haired brunette Bonds. Volume 2 also available today. OUT NOW!!!

Melrose Place (S1): Heather Locklear? Eh, I was more of a Courtney Thorne-Smith kind of guy. Haha, no I wasn't, Heather rules, but she gives a love a bad name. (like that? me either) OUT NOW!!!

Cars: Don't forget to check out Jason Adams' cool visit to PIXAR where he gets drunk with a bunch of six year olds. Nov 7

Police Squad (The Series): Come man, it's Leslie Nielsen!!! OUT NOW!!!


Extra Tidbit: Seriously, the funniest caption for the Brokeback photo wins a free DVD at my choosing (don't worry, my taste in DVDs is awesome). The photo will be judged by myself and a panel of gay cowboy strippers who call themselves "Home on the Strange".
Source: DVDTimesDVDActive



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