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Stuff Bulletin: Criterion Massive Going Out of Print Sale
Posted on 02.02.10 by Widge @ 1:01 pm
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Grand Illusion DVD

Okay, a few quick things I wanted to make you aware of so you could get going on them if you choose to.

  • Apparently, The Criterion Collection is losing the license to a crapload of titles. They're putting them on sale, $5 off each one. Below the jump, at the very end of this post, I'll give you a full list with links to the Criterion Collection's store. Snag them while you can. Please note: these aren't Amazon links, as Criterion is currently giving you the better deal, and I'd rather you got the better deal than me get the kickbacks. However, Amazon has a tendency to beat online sales when they become aware of them, so you might comparison shop before you pull the trigger. Last Criterion sale if Criterion had something on sale for, say 20%, Amazon would go 21%. So just FYI.
  • Also, something that is at Amazon is the complete series of Six Feet Under, which is their deal of the day. It's 62% off today and while stocks last, so that brings it down from $179.98 to $67.99. So move on that if you so choose.
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    Stuff: Just Like a Rock Star, Rockstar Is In Bed With Someone Else Now
    Posted on 02.01.10 by Widge @ 5:08 pm
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    A lot of things happen. You don't need to know about them all, and you don't need to know them in detail. Here, in digest form, is the important pop culture stuff so you can do...whatever else it is you do.

  • Amazon's deal for the day is the complete Sopranos on DVD. It's going for $119.99 today only--which is 60% off, it's normally $300--and while stocks last. You can snag it here.

    Also, Lost's final season is already available for pre-order, even though it's not coming out until August. You can snag the DVD here or the Blu-Ray here.

  • The Losers trailer is up. And it looks a bit jokier than I recall the comic being but the idea of Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana and Chris Evans in those roles is encouraging. And they kept in the "Pow" bit. So I'm already there.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

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    Stuff Bulletin: Dollhouse on Sale
    Posted on 01.16.10 by Widge @ 5:14 pm
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    Dollhouse: Season One DVD cover art
    Dollhouse Season 1 Blu-Ray

    Well, I won't have the next Stuff feature ready in time for anybody to take action on this, so it's a Stuff You Need to Know Newsflash. And I break this out on its own because it seems like there's a lot of our readers who dig on Dollhouse. So this headsup is for you guys. The rest of you, as you were.

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    Stuff: You Live Actioned My Battleship (Yamato)!
    Posted on 01.03.10 by Widge @ 1:11 am
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    There's a lot of stuff happening these days in Popculturitania. Don't worry, here's your quick tour of what's what. One post, and you can move on with your day. And as a reminder, if you want to purchase something we mention in here, doing so through this site gives us kickbacks, which helps pay for coffee. And you know, the server. In that order. Enjoy.

  • The previously mentioned Space Battleship Yamato looks like it might be live-actiontastic. It's out from Toho and going to hit Japan in December. Check this out:

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    Stuff Bulletin: Python on (Even Better) Sale
    Posted on 12.29.09 by Widge @ 7:26 pm
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    Monty Python's Flying Circus Megaset

    So last year we advised you that The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset was on sale for $40. Twice, in fact. It's got the complete series, plus the two-disc set that is available separately as Monty Python Live (reviewed here). It normally goes for $100. And we were excited--as well we should have been--because it was a helluva deal. Especially since we have no idea when a Blu-Ray set will be coming out, much less a remastered DVD set.

    But now it's an even better deal: it's $35. That's 65% off. Today. Only today. So you have a few hours left to go snag it. We highly advise it. You can snag it here. (And if you do through us, we get kickbacks and that helps support the cost of running this madhouse. So thanks.)
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    Stuff: New Export to Nigeria: Sesame Street
    Posted on 12.10.09 by Widge @ 3:21 pm
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    Kami

    Kami

    There's a lot of stuff going on in the world of pop culture. But you just want the gist. We got you covered. Read this and then go have a life or something.

  • Amazon's killer deal of the day is the complete Seinfeld, for 66% off. That's $84.99 today only and while stocks last. Snag it here.
  • Sesame Street Nigeria is the working title for exactly what you think it is. Sesame Workshop is working up seventy-eight half-hour shows, backed by a five-year grant from the U.S. federal government. As you might expect, they're doing what they do best: doing a crapload of studies to figure out how best to get out the show's messages, which will, sadly and by necessity, have a degree of focus on HIV/AIDS. This will feature Kami, the HIV-positive character from the South African version of Sesame, who along with Big Bird was introduced to Nigeria in a project this year. Source.
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    Stuff: Night of the Living Dead. Yes, Again.
    Posted on 12.06.09 by Widge @ 11:42 pm
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    Night of the Living Dead: Origins

    There's lots going on in the world of pop culture. Even on weekends. So while you're getting ready for your work week, fret not about this nonsense. We got it covered.

  • ThinkGeek's tauntaun sleeping bags are back in stock. So if you want to snag one, do that thing.
  • Threadless is having a $9 sale tomorrow only. So take advantage if you didn't before.
  • Night of the Living Dead: Origins is "a 3D CGI re-imagining" of the original film. Which makes it the third remake thus far. Oy. Bill Moseley (Otis from the Rob Zombie films) is voicing Johnnie (the role he had in the 1990 remake, which was directed by Tom Savini). Joe Pilato is on board to voice Harry--and yes, that's the same Pilato who was Capt. Rhodes in Day of the Dead (although the article mentions him being in Dawn--which he was, sure, but mostly in a cut scene if I remember correctly--I've seen all the versions way too many times to remember). The helmer, first-timer Zebediah de Soto, says "It's going to be the first zombie movie played on a epic scale. This is the Empire of the Sun of zombie films." Well, I can say this: at least Zemeckis isn't doing it mo-cap. We can be thankful for that much.

    And you might well ask--wasn't somebody already doing an animated version of the film? Yes, but the filmmaker's blog hasn't had a related update since. So.

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    Stuff: Googling "Henry Rollins Sucks" Just Got More Interesting
    Posted on 12.03.09 by Widge @ 5:11 am
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    Henry Rollins in Suck

    There's a lot of stuff going on in the world of pop culture. You don't have time for it all. So we grab all the best bits and give them to you in a single post. Because somebody had to. Enjoy.

  • Okay, so the story's about Splendid Films, a German distributor. So while Dom might be interested in that, I'm more interested in the array of films that are coming: Conan, directed by Marcus Nispel (who brought you the Texas Chainsaw remake) and due in 2011; Tekken, directed by Dwight Little (who went and did a lot of television after Anacondas) ; and...

    ...wait a second, a vampire comedy starring Iggy Pop, Malcolm McDowell and Rollins? Called Suck? Jesus, I wish we had a trailer.
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    Stuff You Need to Know: Meet Murray McKellen, Headmaster
    Posted on 11.05.09 by Widge @ 3:05 pm
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    Sir Ian McKellen

    We're back with all the pop culture news you need in bite-sized chunks so you can, you know, get on with having a life or something.

  • So Ian McKellen, who will soon be gracing the small screen in the remake of The Prisoner, is headed for television again. He is on board a mockumentary series called The Academy. Now here's the bit that shows it's too brilliant and cannot possibly ever hit the airwaves. Or, erm, cablewaves. Whatever the hell they're called these days. The bit: "McKellen would play his fictional brother, Murray McKellen, who heads a run-down drama school, the Clapham Academy of Creative Arts, that is hoping to secure new funding through a docu on the school." See what I mean? It's just too good. Oh, and the other reason it might not happen is that Hobbit starts in March and if they don't shoot it quick, they'll miss Sir Ian's window of opportunity. Oh, and "Murray" is indeed Sir Ian's middle name. Nice. Source.
  • Uncle Warren's Black Summer has been optioned for a feature film, so the man himself has told us. Should be interesting in that the comic book's plot was about a hero deciding that the President of the United States was a criminal and, because he was created to deal with criminals, um, dealt with the guy. Decisively, shall we say. This is Vigilante Entertainment's first joint and they've brought on Knowing co-scribe Ryne Pearson to adapt it. The collected series is available from Amazon here.
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    Stuff: Sims on Sale, But Don't Abuse Your God-Like Powers
    Posted on 08.28.09 by Widge @ 5:59 pm
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    Sim Rox

    Sim-Rox in deep thought about purely innocent things. Honest.

    It's a pop culture jungle out there. Rather than select as your guide a website that doesn't give a damn about you, take us along. We promise not to walk out of the underbrush wearing your bandoleer, if you know what I'm saying.

  • Amazon's deal of the day is obviously in honor of our very own Kim, Minister of Simulated Mayhem: it's The Sims 3 at 40% off. So if you'd like to make your own creepy simulated Weekend Justice house--you know, please don't--but I mean, if you do, then the price is $29.98 today only Image from Rox's site.

    Also, the price on the Xbox 360 has dropped--the Elite 120GB model is now $299.99 and the Pro 60GB model is now $249.99. You can snag one here if it so moves you.

    In other Amazon news, Mac OSX Snow Leopard is now available from Amazon. And if you were going to buy it anyway, if you do it through us--if you buy any of this stuff you were going to buy anyway from us--then we get kickbacks that support the site. So thanks in advance.

  • Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton's final book (which is due out on November 24th), has been picked up by DreamWorks. Spielberg might direct. David Koepp (Stir of Echoes) is scribing. The book is set in 1665 and "revolves around a daring plan to infiltrate Port Royal, Jamaica, one of the world's richest and most notorious cities, and raid a Spanish galleon filled with treasure." This will come after Harvey--which the article mentions as being based on the original play and not saying a word about the Jimmy Stewart movie. Weird. The Crichton book, incidentally, can be pre-ordered here.
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