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Just like at the box office, it seems every other movie is scared of Transformers: ROTF because it’s the only feature film of any kind exploding onto shelves this week. And if Michael Bay has anything to say about it, it may actually explode…literally.

Luckily, those with taste have plenty of TV on DVD to hold them over and the classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles, which has finally received the full-on DVD treatment. For those who lack taste, they can move on from shiny robots and go for one of the three worst DVDs of the week.

Check it all out below…



Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Yes, it’s here. It’s out of the theaters and onto store shelves. In all its gear-grinding, hell music wailing and Megan Fox gyrating glory we now welcome Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen into our homes.

So what is there to say about this, really? Is it a sign of the apocalypse? A sign that The Dark Knight was a passing blip and everyone really wants nothing but nonsensical action porn with more noise than a car alarm factory?

Well, whatever the case, it’s here and loaded with extras! Not just any extras, but Michael Bay-centric extras! Including something called ‘Deconstructing the Bayhem’ which will ostensibly finally give an insight into the brilliance of Mr. Bay. No truth to the rumor that it lasts less than a second.

Not that they need any more money, but now you can buy this hit on DVD.



“It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” – Complete Series

ItsGarryShandlingsShowALP10-19-09Many people think they know meta. Many people think they’ve experience the type of oddball self-referential comedy in its purest form with modern-day shows like Arrested Development and 30 Rock.

Well, those are close, but no show ever did or has ever done meta quite like this classic from the late 80s. A truly bizarre show that was a show about the show while the show was being made.

Sound confusing? It isn’t really, in fact it’s hilarious and a baseline for many of the 21st century’s more acclaimed sitcoms with its frequent use of breaking the fourth wall and commentary on show business in general.

Now you can see all 72 episodes in a 16-disc set. If you’re serious about comedy on television, it’s necessary viewing.


  • “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman”: Complete Series – Buy Now
  • “Fawlty Towers”: Complete Series – Buy Now
  • “Hawaii Five-O”: Season 7 – Buy Now
  • “Homicide: Life on the Street”: Complete Series – Buy Now
  • “The L Word”: The Final Season – Buy Now
  • “Numb3rs”: Season 5 – Buy Now
  • “Saturday Night Live”: The Best of Amy Poehler – Buy Now
  • “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour”: Best of Season 2 – Buy Now
  • “Top Chef”: Season 5 – Buy Now
  • “Vega$”: Season 1 – Buy Now


Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Those Aren’t Pillows Edition
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Okay, I think we’ve officially crossed over into the realm of too surreal special edition titles with this little gem. Why not the “Kid Came Out Sideways” edition or “Stuck in Witchita” edition?

Whatever the case, we finally have a disc for this comedy classic that stretches beyond the bare bones and ludicrous ‘I Love the 80s’ editions of the past. Features aren’t plentiful, but they are there on this special edition DVD:

  • Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes Trains and Automobiles
  • Other: John Hughes for Adults
  • Other: A Tribute to John Candy
  • Additional Scenes: Deleted Scene – “Airplane Food”

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:

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The Case to Vote for It: Many American moviegoers don’t know this, but over in Jolly Old England, hack directors have essentially been remaking Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels for the better part of the decade with a lot of quick-cut action comedies with supposed witticisms and the same actors. This one has Jason Statham’s sidekick from Snatch and that’s about it. Of course, there is the oh-so-original plotline of a criminal pulling “one last job” to give it a boost.

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The Case to Vote for It: There once was a time when attaching the ‘National Lampoon’ label to a movie made for surefire laughs and a brand of daring comedy.  Nowadays? Not so much.  It’s now one step below the ‘American Pie Presents’ label. Exhibit A: This film. It stars Matthew Lillard and features the tagline – ‘No Pants. No Shoes. No Problem!’ Is a closing argument even required? Probably not.

WrongTurn3ALP10-19-09Wrong Turn 3

The Case to Vote for It: Quick – how many people even had a shred of a clue that there was a Wrong Turn 2? Who remembers anything about Wrong Turn other than ogling Eliza Dushku’s picture?  Well, despite all that we’ve now reached the third installment of this trilogy which tells us, “What you don’t see will kill you.”

So Which is the Worst of the Week?

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