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02.04.2005

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12 Monkeys (SE) - May 10

12 Monkeys is one of the top movies of the late 90's, features Bruce Willis' best performance ever (yes, better than Butch in Pulp Fiction) and also Brad Pitt's best performance next to Tyler Durden in Fight Club (but probably not as good as Floyd in True Romance). All of this directed by Terry Gilliam who is one of my favorite directors and is somehow labeled as "too weird and eccentric" by folks who call the shots in Hollywood, often passing on any project where his name is mentioned. Good going guys.

Includes:

  • Commentary with director Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven
  • The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of 12 Monkeys - Making of featurette
  • 12 Monkeys Archives - Featurette
  • Production Notes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks

Elektra - April 5

When Indiana Sev visited the set of Elektra some time ago, he told me that Jennifer Garner was completely "enamored" with him. I swear to God he used enamored. She was laughing at every one of his jokes, and listened intently, hanging on his every word as he related story after story. Ben Affleck joined the set a while later and had some words with Sev because he didn't like him hitting on his lady. So Sev busted out with some Karate Kid type shit and wailed on Affleck to cheers from everyone watching, and Jennifer quickly proclaimed, "Yep, that's my man everybody! That's my man!" When I asked Indiana Sev if all that was true he said, "Not really; the movie's going to be so friggin' boring that the mind conjures up scenarios ten times better than anything they're creating." Indiana Sev: The Prophet.

Includes:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Making of Elektra featurette
  • Comic-Con Presentation
  • An Inside the Editing Room feature


Dinner at Elektra's house consists of disturbingly large silverware.

Kinsey - May 17

Kinsey revolutionized the method and tactics used to research all things sex. Sweet. Sounds like a good pick up line doesn't it? Right. Try using that in a bar. You wouldn't believe the amount of times I've had beer poured on my lap because I was a, "researcher from Oxford doing his thesis on the effects of tiny halter tops and midriffs, and how they coincide with feelings of regret and loss." Anyway, Liam Neeson is always good, so there you have it.

Disc One: Main Feature - Standard & Special Edition

  • Commentary with writer/director Bill Condon
  • Fox Searchlight Sizzle Trailer
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround

Disc Two: Extra Features - Special Edition only

  • Featurette "The Kinsey Report: Sex on Film"
  • 20 deleted scenes plus alternative ending with optional commentary by Bill
  • Condon
  • Gag reel
  • Sex Ed at the Kinsey Institute
  • Interactive Sex Questionnaire
  • Theatrical trailer

Menu Shots

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Orgazmo (SE)

Notables

Raging Bull (SE): Scorsese's poetic swan song to Jake LaMotta; DeNiro's transformation into a fat, way past his prime boxer is both astounding, heartbreaking and worth the price of a rental alone. 2/8

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (S1): Whatever happened to Alfonso Riberio? As JoBlo says, "one of the greatest nerds to ever grace a television show." 2/8

Half Baked (SE): Not much of an SE with no Dave commentary, but what do you want from him? He's rich bitch. 2/15

Donnie Darko (SE): From what I've heard, the director's cut falls extremely flat. May be worth it for the Kevin Smith commentary. 2/15

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