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Footloose DVD

With the remake impending, it’s the original Footloose out on DVD in a Deluxe Edition from Paramount. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Filled with electrifying dancing, memorable music and timeless spirit, the contagious celebration of youth FOOTLOOSE arrives on a new Deluxe Edition DVD, featuring more than 30 minutes of all-new special features, on September 27, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. In this beloved fable about teen exuberance overcoming rigid, misplaced morality, Kevin Bacon lights up the screen as city-boy Ren, an outsider who finds himself in an uptight Midwestern town where dancing has been banned. The film’s sensational soundtrack spawned two #1 hits: “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”, and, of course, Kenny Loggins’ rocking anthem “Footloose”, along with enduring classics such as “Dancing In The Sheets”, “Holding Out For A Hero”, “I’m Free (Heaven Helps The Man)” and the love theme “Almost Paradise”. FOOTLOOSE also stars John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lori Singer and Chris Penn.

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Wayhomer Review #70: X-Men: First Class

James McAvoy as Professor X in X-Men: First Class

You will forget...how pervy I seemed in the Narnia movies.

Episode #70 for X-Men: First Class, in which our protagonist reverses course on his opinion on Fox vs. Marvel, has nothing but praise for the ability to make silk’s purse out of a sow’s continuity conundrum and apologizes profusely for the one thing he really did not like about the film.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:40:05+00:00 June 22nd, 2011|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|3 Comments

Headsup: Thrillers from Columbia/Tristar

Anatomy 2. Joachim is an ambitious driven medical intern full of idealism and disregard for bureaucracy. This draws the attention of Dr. Müller-LaRousse, the head innovator of the hospital. He and his little clique of medical acolytes invite Joachim into their special research. The main project is developing artificial muscles which will make you stronger, faster, better. The research group is so enthusiastic about their project that they implant the muscles in themselves. Now the students are busy shooting up with whatever meds they can get their hands on to counter the massive amounts of pain. They are also killing anyone who wants to expose their independent study project. If the project fails, it will destroy more than their GPA, it could destroy their lives. This German medical thriller comes with a commentary from the director and the cast, deleted scenes that come with commentary from the director, a making of featurette, a gallery of photos and production artwork, filmographies, screen tests, and trailers.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:37:09+00:00 December 19th, 2006|DVD, Headsup|0 Comments

Footloose: Special Collector’s Edition (1984) – DVD Review

Footloose DVD

Film:
DVD:

Written by Dean Pitchford
Directed by Herbert Ross
Starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn and Sarah Jessica Parker

Features:

  • Running audio commentary with actor Bacon
  • Running audio commentary with producer Craig Zadan and writer Pitchford
  • Featurette: Footloose: A Modern Musical – Part I & II
  • Featurette: Footloose: Songs That Tell a Story

Released by: Paramount
Rating: PG
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Own it if you’re a fan…

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By | 2017-09-24T23:44:41+00:00 June 18th, 2006|Reviews|0 Comments

Apollo 13 (1995) – DVD Review

Apollo 13 DVD cover

Film:
DVD:

Written by: William Broyles Jr. & Al Reinert, based on the book Lost Moon by Jeffrey Kluger & Jim Lovell
Directed by: Ron Howard
Starring: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

Features:

  • Both the theatrical and IMAX versions of the film are included
  • Running audio commentary with director Howard
  • Running audio commentary with astronaut Jim Lovell & his wife, Marilyn
  • Making-of docu: “Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13”
  • Docu: “Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond”
  • From Dateline NBC: “Lucky 13: The Astronauts’ Story”

Released by: Universal
Region: 1
Rating: PG
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Own it.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:59:21+00:00 April 1st, 2005|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

Wild Things (1998) – DVD Review

Wild Things DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Stephen Peters
Directed by: John McNaughton
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Bill Murray

Features:

  • Theatrical trailer
  • Additional unrated footage

Released by: Sony
Region: 1
Rating: NR
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Um. No.

Sam Lombardo (Dillon) seems to be a decent guy who works as a high school guidance counselor. Then, two of his students (Richards and Campbell) accuse him of raping them. Dillon hires a sleazebag attorney (Murray) to represent him and a local cop (Bacon) smells a rat about the entire deal. And the cop just might be right.

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By | 2017-09-25T00:00:30+00:00 May 31st, 2004|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

Hollow Man (Superbit Deluxe, 2000) – DVD Review

Hollow Man Superbit Deluxe DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Andrew W. Marlowe and Gary Scott Thompson
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg

Features:

  • HBO Making-of: Anatomy of a Thriller
  • Three Deleted Scenes
  • Fleshing Out the Hollow Man
  • Fifteen Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
  • VFX Picture-in-Picture Comparisons
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Filmographies

Released by: Columbia Tristar
Region: 1
Rating: R
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Rent it.

Sebastian Caine (Bacon) is the head scientist on a top-secret government project to find a way to make human beings invisible. After he solves the problem about how to bring an invisible gorilla back to “reality,” he decides that he should go ahead and test it on himself. Well, he successfully makes himself invisible, but when they try to bring him back, the serum they used on the gorilla doesn’t fully work on his human anatomy. What follows is Sebastian’s sinking into the depths of the darker side of humanity and how easy it is for him to take advantage of his invisibility.

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By | 2017-09-25T00:01:30+00:00 December 7th, 2003|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

Hollow Man (2000) – Movie Review

Hollow Man poster art

Written by: Andrew W. Marlowe, story by Andrew W. Marlowe & Gary Scott Thompson
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, William Devane

My Advice: Rental.

Sebastian Caine (Bacon) is an asshole. You can tell this because when characters are named Sebastian they undoubtedly are assholes. He works with his ex, Linda (Shue), and her clandestine new lover, Matt (Brolin). They’ve been experimenting with phase shifting animals out of the visible universe…kind of like a H.G. Wells’ Doctor Dolittle kind of thing. Caine is so sure of himself that he’s ready to try the process out on himself, just like any ethical mad scientist would do. But…is he ready to face the consequences of this decision? And more importantly…are the supporting characters? And even more importantly, should you subject yourself to such a film?

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By | 2008-08-08T13:18:35+00:00 August 5th, 2000|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments

Stir of Echoes (1999) – Movie Review

Stir of Echoes poster art

Written and Directed by: David Koepp, based on the novel by Richard Matheson
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas, Zachary David Cope, Liza Weil

My Advice: Matinee

Tom (Bacon) is, as a song once said, an ordinary average guy. He’s got a caring wife (Erbe), a decent neighborhood with good neighbors, and a son (Cope) who talks to dead people. Huh? Too involved to discuss here. Anyway, one night at a neighborly get together, his sister-in-law Lisa (Douglas) convinces him to submit to hypnosis. It works great guns on him, so much so that he starts to see things, specifically glimpses of something bad which happened in the neighborhood’s past. Now he’s got to figure out what some ghost is trying to tell him before it drives him completely around the bend and tears his family apart.

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By | 2009-11-22T20:08:54+00:00 September 10th, 1999|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments