Video Tapeworm: Releases Through June 3
WEEK’S TWIN PEEKS
HARRY ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
ya feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk? Well, you would if you owned one of
these terrific boxed sets containing all five Clint Eastwood “Dirty
Harry” Callahan films — “Dirty Harry,” “Magnum Force,”
“Sudden Impact,” “The Dead Pool” and “The Enforcer” —
plus the greatest bunch of docs, commentaries and bonus crap we’ve
ever seen! Includes a 40-page hardcover book, a wallet with an
inspector’s badge and ID card, posters, trading cards and much
more. Go ahead, make your day — go get this now!
WHO MEGASET 1
We’ve been praying for a complete set of Tom Baker Dr. Who’s for
years, and this is as close as it has come so far. Twenty-seven
episodes on 41 discs, including the very early “Dalek Invasion of
Earth,” the excellent “Horror of Fang Rock” and, our favorite
episode, “Talons of Weng-Chiang.” Also contains all of the
multi-doctor special adventures and key episodes of both the Daleks
and the Cybermen. Shop locally for the best price and a complete
litany of contents and special features. Thank you, God!
this wasn’t one of the biggest movies of the past year is beyond
us: A Hitchcockian crime drama with lowly Cockney janitor Michael
Caine seducing disgruntled diamond exec Demi Moore into a jewel heist
in early ’60s London. No explosions or car chases, just a damn
good, rock-solid drama about people you come to care about.
AND HYDE ... TOGETHER AGAIN
the worst movie of the ’80s — can you even imagine what that
means? — but we still love this over-the-top comic outing by
wild-eyed Mark Blankfield as the gentle Dr. Jekyll/party-crazed Hyde,
with help from Bess Armstrong and Krista Errickson as the girl with
the “foreign object” stuck in her “V-A-G-I-N-A.” Oh, yeah!
Now, you remember! We must have seen this 1,000 times. A few
soundtrack changes since the original, but still a must-own.
Daniels, Anna Faris, Jon Heder, Diane Keaton, Chris Kerner and Rue
McClanahan ... we’ve already wasted too much time. Just plain
THE FIRST SEASON
Connors was outstanding in this cool, exciting and sexy detective
show from back in the day. More realistic than today’s crop of
bloody shootouts and exploding cars, this was intelligent TV that
excited on both a mental and physical plane. Now available on DVD for
the first time: six discs with all 24, one-hour episodes co-starring
Joseph Campanella, that killer theme song and enough bonus goodies to
fill the trunk of Joe Mannix’s silver Olds Toronado roadster
(custom designed by George Barris, of course).
in the “quickie blockbuster movie spoof” genre, this one taking
on “300," “Ghost Rider,” “Rocky Balboa,”
“Transformers,” Paris Hilton and at least 300 other targets.
Diedrich Bader, Kevin Sorbo and Method Man lead the cast.
Ferrell’s latest. We’re not big fans of the guy, but we kinda
liked this cockeyed look back at the ’70s and the frantic,
do-anything-for-attention ABA. Costars Woody Harrelson, Andre
Benjamin and Will Arnett.
completely unredeemable no-budget comic/horror mashup of punk music,
nasty babes and axe-wielding, foot-collecting deviates in the
backwoods of Wisconsin. May be hard to find, but worth every
fun little no-budget comedy has been around awhile, but keeps popping
up as reality TV continues to infect the land. A documentary film
crew follows a game-show winner to see what effect wealth and
exposure has on his life. Prescient and priceless with Michael Panes,
Cheri Oteri, Peter Dinklage and a host of TV faces.
ANDROMEDA STRAIN MINISERIES
liked this surprisingly solid — if largely ignored — mini based
on Michael Crichton’s seminal novel. Benjamin Bratt plays the
central doctor fighting off a deadly, mutating infection from outer
space. Worth checking out; about 21⁄2 hours on two discs.
Jessica Alba ... do we need to go on? OK, heaven-sent Jessie stars as
a blind woman who receives an ocular transplant, only to find it
comes with ghostly images and otherworldly terrors. An Americanized
remake of the far scarier HK import “Gin-Gwai,” it nonetheless
produces enough thrills for its PG-13 target audience. A good date
wish that we could say this is the movie we’ve all been wanting —
a slam-bang satire of over-the-top foolishness riffing on American
news culture — but, alas, it’s just not up to its dead-tree
namesake. Long-time Onion editors Robert Siegel and Todd Hanson have
perfected print spoof-journalism, but they don’t have a clue how to
plot a movie. Don’t get us wrong: There are some excellent gags and
side-splitting moments, but on the whole, it just didn’t live up to
our high expectations. Worth checking out, just don’t get your
astounding PBS doc on ... wait for it ... balloon animals! Simply
magic as it follows the history, uses and competitive industry of
twisting balloons for fun and profit (one woman uses them to get out
of her trailer park and go to med school). Includes an animated
segment by Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” that simply HAS to be
VAUGHN’S WILD WEST COMEDY SHOW
Vaughn and four standup comics do their own “Blue Collar Comedy
DVDs of Interest
THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON
COVE: SEASON 3
OF LOVE: SEASON 3
ME: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON
THREE STOOGES: CLASSIC SHORTS & SWING PARADE
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