Archive - 2006

Cage Match: Patti vs. the RIAA

I was wondering the other day about a way to donate to the cause and this, on the surface at least, appears to be legit. It’s Fight Goliath, and it’s to help pay the legal bills of Patti Santangelo, who’s refusing to back down from the music industry’s litigation barrage. I think it’s a worthy cause since they have a history of suing the wrong people and, really, they brought this on themselves by being dicks about the whole thing. Frankly, they make real creative types look like jerks. So I hope she kicks their asses.

Found via Boing Boing.

Xena: Warrior Princess, Season Six (2001) – DVD Review

Xena Warrior Princess Season 6 DVD

Film:
DVD:

Created by Rob Tapert
Starring Lucy Lawless, Renee O’Connor, Michael Hurst, Ted Raimi, Adrienne Wilkinson, Karl Urban, Alexandra Tidings, Kevin Smith, Michelle Ang

Features:

  • Series trivia
  • Season six photo gallery
  • Interviews with cast and crew
  • Audio commentaries with cast and crew
  • Creature effects featurette
  • Xena Convention featurette
  • New on-set footage
  • Alternate director’s cuts and deleted scenes
  • Cast and crew bios
  • Character profiles
  • Production drawings and sketches

Released by: Anchor Bay.
Region: 1
Rating: NR
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Get it if you’re a fan, and check it out even if you aren’t.

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Odds and Ends for 1-3-2006

Well, it’s good to have a hobby. Found via Boing Boing.

Man, is there any way of free press that Narnia flick hasn’t gotten? First, it becomes the center of a rap song that’s the first thing funny to come out of SNL since the Andals crossed the sea. Now, apparently they’re having press releases run where they’re pissed at the WTO. Bizarre. Found via Boing Boing.

How convenient! Stackable pigs! And I dig the determined bear in this game. Oh wait, don’t show Din this game. Found via Web Zen.

Legacy of Rage (1986) – DVD Review


Film:
DVD:

Written by Clifton Ko and Raymond Fung
Directed by Ronny Yu
Starring Brandon Lee, Michael Wong, and Regina Kent

Features:

  • Trailers

Released by: Fortune Star/20th Century Fox
Region: 1
Rating: R
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Skip it. If you want to see Lee in something, rent Rapid Fire instead.

Brandon (Lee) is a fairly normal guy, with a fairly normal, if financially challenging, life. He works a couple of bullshit jobs to save for a future with his fianceé May (Kent) and maybe buy a motorcycle. Things go a bit south when Brandon’s childhood friend Michael (Wong) decides he’s interested in May, and frames Brandon for the murder of a meddlesome dirty cop that was making Michael’s drug-dealing difficult. So off Brandon trundles to prison for eight years, while May, who now discovers she’s pregnant, flees Michael’s “amorous” advances by moving to, of all places, Brazil. While in prison, Brandon learns that Michael wasn’t the friend he thought he was, and decides to get a little payback when he finally gets released.

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(Beginning of the Week) Recommendations: DVDs

Here’s yer DVD goodness…we’re a day late. It was New Year’s. You’ll get over it.

DVD of the Week: Mr. & Mrs. Smith. A film that looks like War of the Roses mixed with C-4 and automatic weapons can’t be all bad, can it? It’s entertainment, pure and simple, featuring two Beautiful People armed to the teeth. That’s what you can say for this Fox release, although the DVD is pretty well stocked as well: deleted scenes and commentaries are here to bolster it up. For a silly good time with bullets, sure, turn your brain off and go. (Buy it)

TV DVD of the Week: A Different World: Season One. While you’re waiting for the next boxed set of Cosby Show to smack into shelves, fans should be reminded of this spinoff, the first season of which is released thanks to Urban Works. Lisa Bonet’s Cosby daughter Denise goes off to college, where she would eventually leave the show to more memorable performances by Kadeem Hardison and Jasmine Guy. This set comes with twenty-two episodes across four discs, a lost episode, bloopers, and more. (Buy it)

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The Heroic Legend of Arslan (1992) – DVD Review

Heroic Legend of Arslan DVD

Film:
DVD:

Written by Tomoya Miyashita, Megumi Sugihara, and Kaori Takada, based upon the novels by Yoshiki Tanaka
Directed by Mamoru Hamatsu

Features:

  • Character gallery
  • Original trailer
  • About the names

Dindrane’s Anime Warnings:

  • Big words
  • Dangerous women
  • Growing pains
  • Animated violence and strife
  • Heathens a’plenty

Released by: Central Park/U.S. Manga
Region: 1
Rating: 13+
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Add it to your collection.

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Odds and Ends for 1-1-2006

Hi folks. Let’s start the new year by wasting your time a bit, shall we?

How not to get your car out of a muddy field. Found via Dave Barry.

It’s too much! It’s too much fucking perspective now! Found via Digg.

A sacred, secret site of our faith…is now revealed. Found via Boing Boing.

Tetris too much for you? Here’s a one-dimensional version. Enjoy. Found via Digg.

In a follow-up to our previous post regarding Silly Putty, here’s some additional info on the science of Silly Putty. If nothing else, you can see what happens when they drop fifty pounds of it from a parking garage. Now that’s our kind of science.

Alien vs. Predator (2004) – DVD Review

Aliens vs. Predator DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by Paul W. S. Anderson, Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett based on the ‘Alien’ character created by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett and the ‘Predator’ character created by Jim and John Thomas
Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson
Starring Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen, Ewen Bremner, and Colin Salmon

Features:

  • Running audio commentary by director Anderson and actors Henriksen and Lathan
  • Running audio commentary by visual effects supervisor John Bruno and creature effects/creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr.
  • Extended version with alternate beginning
  • Deleted scenes
  • Dark Horse AVP comic book covers

Released by: Fox Home Video.
Rating: NR
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Read the original Dark Horse comic or read Alien Loves Predator instead.

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