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Essentially, there are two absolute must-buys hitting DVD this week. We’re talking maybe the two best films of the summer as The Hangover and Inglorious Basterds roll onto virtual shelves.

With those two DVDs, what else do you really need? Oh, how about a Mel Brooks DVD boxed set? That should work. Right?

Check it all out below…

FEATURE FILMS

The Hangover

So it’s time to tell the truth about this movie.  Wasn’t it incredibly overrated?

Seriously, how many people did you hear saying this was the funniest movie they’d ever seen in their entire lives? It seemed like 97% of the people in the United State shared that sentiment. A sentiment that would always make one wonder – just how many funny movies has this person actually seen?

Sure, The Hangover was funny. But the funniest movie of all time? Hardly. Of the decade? No way. Of the year? Probably not. Of the summer? Not even then - In The Loop was funnier.

So please, people, temper your enthusiasm when you start raving about funny movies.  It just leads to a rash of of overpraise.

Of course, if you did actually think this was the funniest movie ever made, you can buy it on two-disc unrated DVD.

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Ah… finally. The best movie of 2009 arrives on DVD with a two-disc set loaded with extras.

Could their be anything grander than 2-and-a-half hour of Nazi slaying that you can take home? There really doesn’t seem like there could be. This glorious WWII blood farce is perfect for re-watching, if only to savor the meticulous creation of the opening scene, and again delight in Brad Pitt‘s fearless portrayal of Aldo Raine.

Certainly, there’s also a lot we all missed the first time. Or even the second or third time we rushed back to see this one in the theater – Tarantino is just kind of like that. His movies do just as well when you watching them for the 75th time.

So if you just can’t get enough of killing Nazis – you can buy this two-disc DVD.

Also:

TV ON DVD

Unfortunately, there simply isn’t anything that’s interesting enough to write about in depth – so we’ll skip straight to the list of this week’s small screen offerings:

  • “The City”: Season 1 – Buy Now
  • “George Lopez: Tall, Dark and Chicano” – Buy Now
  • “Ice Road Truckers”: Season 3 – Buy Now
  • “The Maxx”: Complete Series – Buy Now
  • “The Paper Chase”: Season 2 – Buy Now
  • “Robot Chicken”: Season 4 – Buy Now
  • “The Tudors”: Season 3 – Buy Now
  • “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” – Buy Now

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE WEEK

Mel Brooks Blu-Ray Collection

This isn’t quite a comprehensive Brooks collection (it’s noticeably missing The Producers), but it’s certain to do the trick with nine of his better comedies on hi-def disc all in one convenient set.

It includes:

  • Blazing Saddles
  • Spaceballs
  • Young Frankenstein
  • High Anxiety
  • History Of The World, Part 1
  • Robin Hood: Men In Tights
  • Silent Movie
  • To Be Or Not To Be
  • Twelve Chairs

Click Here to Buy This Set.