It’s time to get serious people! Push the intensity (not necessarily the quality) to 11 and you’ve got: Knowing, Push, and The Unborn all rolling into stores. That along with some classic TV shows such as “Matlock” and “Murder She Wrote” along with newer comedies such as “Kath and Kim.” And then, of course, we have three horrible straight-to-DVD releases to whet your MST3K appetite.
Speaking of which, MST3K’s 15th Volume hits shelves this week along with plenty of mid-90s TV classics on DVD. Check out the full list below…
Starring: Nicolas Cage
There was a time where Nicolas Cage was a brilliant up-and-coming actor. He had an Oscar in tow from Leaving Las Vegas, and classics like Moonstruck and Raising Arizona on his resume. Plus, Francis Ford Coppola for an uncle! A recipe for superstardom if there ever was one.
But now? He’s something a little, uh, less than an immortal movie star. In fact, he’s about one more darkly strange bald mullet away from reaching Seagal-level mockability. He’s another weird pseudo-thriller away from becoming a punchline on the level of Van Damme.
It may actually already be too late. According to his IMDB page his next three films are voiceovers for G-Force and Astro Boy along with something called Kick-Ass.
So buy this DVD and experience the last moment before Nicolas Cage became a complete joke.
There isn’t much to say about this movie. It’s just like every single other early-year horror movie that costs $20MM and makes $60MM. Well, there is one difference. This movie does feature a trailer where the kid who plays the little kid in every single movie punches the film’s lead actress.
So the inclusion of the theatrical trailer may be reason enough to buy the DVD.
TV ON DVD
“Kath & Kim” – The Complete Series
Okay, so this set is actually being billed as “Season One” of the series, despite the fact that it was canceled about four months ago. But here it is on DVD in all its Floridian glory!
This show received scads of negative press, mostly because it didn’t have the charm of the Australian original. Nevertheless, it is actually pretty funny, particularly John Michael Higgins as Kath’s fiancee.
The show is certainly funnier than NBC’s torpid “Parks & Recreation” and received similar ratings. Yet one survives while the other can only be seen by buying the DVD.
- “Jeff Garlin: Young and Handsome” – Buy Now
- “Matlock”: Seasons 1-3 – Buy Now
- “Murder She Wrote”: Season 10 – Buy Now
- “Mystery Science Theater 3000”: Volume 15 – Buy Now
- “Reno 911”: Season 6 – Buy Now
- “Third Watch”: Season 2 – Buy Now
SPECIAL EDITION OF THE WEEK
The John Barrymore Collection
There was a time when the Barrymore’s were the first family of acting. Now, that set of acting royalty is down to Drew and that’s about it. With this four-disc set, you can experience the patriarch of this family, the legendary John Barrymore, in his prime.
The set includes Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Beloved Rogue and Tempest. It’s loaded with features including some documentaries and retrospectives.
Horrible Straight-To-DVD Release of the Week
Three terrible movies, three new DVDs. Which is the worst? Cast your vote and tell the world!
The nominees are:
The Case to Vote for It: Ryan Phillipe is a legitimate star. So is Laurence Fishburne. They made a movie about terrorists capturing a charity worker and it went straight to DVD. That can’t be good. Plus, the box says the film features Phillipe engaging in a “Mental Chess Match”. That really can’t be good.
Also, Danny Glover, LeeLee Sobieski and Steve Zahn pay a trio of train riders who discover a dead man’s suitcase contains some treasure. And they got to great lengths to keep it for themselves.
That’s probably enough to include this, but the fact that the film follows the story of a man whose manhood dissapears following a voodoo priestess’ curse really puts it over the top.
So What's the Worst? Cast Your Vote Now!
- Break (38%, 3 Votes)
- Van Wilder: Freshman Year (38%, 3 Votes)
- Edge of Love (24%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 8