DVD Day: August 4th, 2009


?? Big Trouble in Little China
On Blu-ray. “When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the
back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks
you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just
stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol’
Jack Burton always says at a time like that: Have ya paid your dues,
Jack? Yessir, the check is in the mail.”

? Flight of the Conchords Season Two
There are too many dicks on the dance floor. And now you have all the information you need to determine whether you should buy this DVD set or not.

? Race to Witch Mountain
When I was a kid, the Witch Mountain movies scared the hell out of me, mostly because I was 100% convinced aliens were going to abduct me, whether they looked like dopey kids or E.T. If the original movies had starred the Rock, I doubt I would have been so scared. Just sayin’.

? Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Season Three
Question: Do people who like Tim & Eric also like The Mighty Boosh? Is there a correlation there? Because I don’t like T&E, and I’m having a hard time getting into Boosh.

? Fullmetal Alchemist Premium OVA Collection
I don’t know why it took so long to get these silly little OVAs over here, but here they are. All 30 minutes of ’em. Even at $10, it’s kind of a rip-off.

? Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters
Another Looney Tunes movie cobbled out of clips from superior Looney Tunes cartoons. Still, it has a few bonus toons you might be interested in.

? Mutant Chronicles
That weird sci-fi flick starring Ron Perlman and Thomas Jane that aired randomly on Syfy and like the generic HD Channel and was, by all accounts, terrible. It’s out on DVD and Blu-ray.

? Stargate: Atlantis Fans’ Choice
Two episodes — the pilot “Rising” and season five’s “Enemy at the Gate” — extended and on Blu-ray. It’s 134 minutes, so I guess that’s, what — an extra 15-20 minutes per episode? could be worse.

? Delgo
The most astounding cinematic failure of recent years; there’s has never been a movie that opened in as many theaters and grossed so little. I do not expect you to buy it. I just want people to remember Delgo. Because its very existence is hilarious.

? The Machine Girl Remix
It seems like the Remix just includes a DVD of Machine Girlite, which I believe is the horrible, horrible sequel to the astounding original. I only bring it up because everyone should see the original Machine Girl, because it’s a masterpiece.