Monday, January 31, 2011

Latest Acquisitions - January

Well, the holidays have ended and most of the gift cards have been redeemed for all kinds of movie goodness.  Perhaps I went a little overboard on the purchases lately, but I don't think so...

Blu-ray Update

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene
Directed by: Kevin Costner
Music by: John Barry
Special Features: Audio Commentary with Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson, Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Semler and film editor Neil Travis, Military Rank and Social Hierarchy Guide, Real History or Movie Make-Believe, A Day in the Life on the Western Frontier, Original Making-of Dances With Wolves, The Creation of an Epic: A Retrospective Documentary, Dances Photo Montage with introduction by photographer Bill Glass, Original Theatrical Trailer and More. 

Look for an upcoming special features comparison on Dances With Wolves.

Starring: Dylan McDermott and Stacey Travis
Directed by: Richard Stanley
Music by: Simon Boswell
Special Features: No Flesh Shall Be Spared Documentary, Incidents in an Expanding Universe: Early Super 8 version of Hardware, The Sea of Perdition (short film), Rites of Passage (short film), Richard Stanley on Hardware 2, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Audio Commentary with director Richard Stanley.

Disc 1: Kelly's Heroes
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
Music by: Lalo Shifrin
Special Features: Theatrical Trailer.

Disc 2: Where Eagles Dare
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Ingrid Pitt
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
Music by: Ron Goodwin
Special Features: Vintage Featurette - On Location: Where Eagles Dare, Theatrical Trailer.

Laugh It Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy
Disc 1: Blue Harvest
Special Features: Audio Commentary with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Blue Harvest director, producers, writers and editors; A Conversation with Star Wars Creator George Lucas; Once in a Lifetime: The Making of Blue Harvest; Animatic Version of Blue Harvest; Family Guy Star Wars Clip Show; Uncensored Audio Track.

Disc 2: Something, Something, Something Dark Side
Special Features: Audio Commentary with executive producers Seth MacFarlane, Mark Hentemann and David A. Goodman, writer Kirker Butler, director Dominic Policino and actor Seth Green; The Dark Side of Poster Art Featurette, We Have A Bad Feeling About This Table Read and More.

Disc 3: It's A Trap
Special Features: A Very Special Message from Darth Stewie, Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, Drawing with Peter Shin, Sock Puppet Outtakes, It's A Trap Animatic, Making the Scene, Audio Commentary.

Starring: Bradford Dillmann, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Steele, Paul Bartel
Directed by: Joe Dante
Music by: Pino Donaggio
Special Features: Audio Commentary with director Joe Dante and producer Jon Davison, Behind-the-Scenes Footage, The Making of Piranha Featurette, Bloopers and Outtakes, Trailer with commentary courtesy of Trailer From Hell, Still Gallery of photos and posters, Behind-the-Scenes still gallery, Additional Scenes from the Network Television Version, Radio and TV Spots.

Rob Roy
Starring: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, John Hurt
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Music by: Carter Burwell
Special Features:  Sadly, the folks over at MGM/UA and 20th Century Fox gave us none.

DVD Update

Black Warrior
Starring: Barry Hyman
Directed by: Christ Hannah
Blood Money
Starring: Lee Van Cleef, Lo Lieh
Directed by: Anthony M. Dawson
Music by: Carlo Savina
Note: The disc specifications list that the movie is the "English version 2.35 format 19.96 compatible 4.3."  That is a bit confusing, isn't it?  This release from VideoAsia is non-anamorphic.

Disc 1 - The Lemon Drop Kid
Disc 2 - Road To Bali & Road To Rio
Disc 3 - My Favorite Brunette & The Seven Little Foys
Cannibal Apocalypse
Starring: John Saxon
Directed by: Antonio Margheriti
Music by: Alexander Blonksteiner
Special Features: Cannibal Apocalypse Redux Documentary, Apocalypse in the Streets Location Tour, Theatrical Trailers, Poster and Still Gallery, Text Essay, Alternate US Opening Sequence.

Cannibal Ferox
Starring: John Morghen
Directed by: Umberto Lenzi
Special Features: Audio commentary with director Umberto Lenzi and star John Morghen, Theatrical Trailers, Still Galleries, Umberto Lenzi Interview

Starring: Marc Warren, Richard Roundtree
Directed by: Richard Standeven
Special Features: Trailers

Starring Jorge Rivero, Maria Scola
Directed by: Lucio Fulci
Music by: Claudio Simonetti
Special Features: Theatrical Trailers, Poster and Still Galleries

Cut and Run
Starring: Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann
Directed by: Ruggero Deodata
Music by: Claudio Simonetti
Special Features: Director's Introduction, Uncut and Run Featurette, Theatrical Trailer

Exterminators of the Year 3000
Starring: Robert Iannucci, Luca Ventantini, Alan Collins
Directed by: Giuliano Carnimeo
Music by: Detto Mariano
Special Features: Audio Commentary with star Robert Iannucci, Robert Iannucci Interview, TV Spots

I Walked with a Zombie / The Body Snatcher
Starring: James Ellison / Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur / Robert Wise
Special Features: Commentary for each movie.

The Italian Job
Starring: Michael Caine, Noel Coward
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Music by: Quincy Jones
Special Features: Commentary with producer Michael Deeley and Matthew Field, 3 Making Of Documentaries, Deleted Scene, Trailers

The Last House on the Left
Starring: David Hess, Lucy Grantham, Sandra Cassel
Directed by: Wes Craven
Special Features: Introduction by Wes Craven, Audio commentary with director and producer, Featurette, Outtakes & Dailies, Forbidden Footage, Theatrical Trailer

Nazi Cult Collection
Disc 1 - Elsa: Fraulein SS
Disc 2 - Helga: Shewolf of Stilberg
Disc 3 - Special Train For Hitler
Disc 4 - Jailhouse Wardress
Disc 5 - Convoy of Girls
Disc 6 - Nathalie: Rescued From Hell

Nightmare City
Starring: Mel Ferrer, Fancisco Rabal
Directed by: Umberto Lenzi
Special Features: Interview with Umberto Lenzi, Theatrical Trailer

Thug City Chronicles Vol. 1
This 3 disc set contains the following movies:

Blind Rage
The Boss
City Rats
Godfather's Daughter
Milan Calibre 9
New Mafia Boss
Tony Arzenta

Note: look for an upcoming VideoAsia article for an in-depth look at this release.

Tough To Kill
Starring: Luc Merenda, Donald O'Brien
Directed by: Joe D'Amato
Music by: Stelvio Cipriani

Truck Turner
Starring: Issac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Nichelle Nichols
Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan
Music by: Issac Hayes
Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer

Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide
Disc 1 - Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape Documentary
Special Features: Pre-cert video company idents, Image gallery
Disc 2 - Trailers with introductions for the 39 nasties that were successfully prosecuted, image gallery
Disc 3 - Trailer with introductions for the 33 acquitted films, image gallery.

War Gods of the Deep
Starring: Vincent Price, Tab Hunter
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer

Yellow Hair and the Fortress of Gold
Starring: Laurene Landon
Directed by: Matt Cimber
Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer

Zorro: The Complete Series
Starring: Duncan Regehr, James Victor, Patrice Martinez
Special Features: The Mark of Zorro starring Douglas Fairbanks, Chapter 1 of Zorro's Fighting Legion serial from 1939, Trailers for Zorro's Fighting Legion, Zorro's Black Whip and Zorro Rides Again, Pilot episode for the New World Zorro, New World Zorro Photo Gallery.

Laserdisc Update

This time, I picked up three documentaries that have never had a DVD release...

Here's Looking At You, Warner Brothers
Directed by: Robert Guenette
Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann
Narrated by: Philip Bosco
Directed by: Joshua Waletzky
The Universal Story
Narrated by: Richard Dreyfuss
Directed by: David Heeley

VHS Update

I also found a few VHS titles that are not available on DVD...

Starring: Al Cliver, Harrison Muller, Jr.
Directed by: Joe D'Amato
Music by: Carlo Cordia

Black Valor
aka Savage!
Starring: James Iglehard, Lada Edmund, Jr.
Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago

Well, it looks like I finally found an incentive to not purchase so many movies per month... writing about them all!

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