Headsup: Catching Up With Animation

Elsa and Anna from Frozen: Disney Short Films Collection Blu-Ray

First up, we have the Walt Disney Short Films Collection on DVD and Blu-Ray. It has twelve animated shorts on it, ranging from 2000’s “John Henry” to the recent “Frozen Fever.” First, the good news. They’re Disney animated shorts. They’re that thing that, no matter how many times I go see a Disney film these days, I keep forgetting they’re preceded by one of these. So, thanks to my goldfish-esque memory, it’s a delightful surprise every time. Granted, your mileage may vary as to how these individual shorts play with you personally. The further good news is that these are the Blu-Ray debuts (as far as I can tell) for some of these, such as “Henry” and “Lorenzo.” And because they’re all recent animation, they look and sound fantastic in the hi-def format. The downside is that this has a number of repackaged shorts you probably own on previous releases, although if you’re a short-form animation enthusiast, then getting the debuts will probably offset that. There are never enough extras for me, but in this case, you get a short animation featurette and super-brief intros on all of the films. Commentary tracks would have been most welcome. The brilliantly wrong “Runaway Brain” was, I had thought, supposed to be included as a BD debut, but it’s instead a digital-only release.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:25:11+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Headsup|0 Comments

Win Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc: Season 1, Part 2 on DVD!

Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated, Season 1, Part 2 DVD: Crystal Cove Curse

It’s the second half of the first season of Scooby-Doo Mystery Inc. on this two-disc set from Warner Brothers. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

The adventures of a talking dog and his four human pals as they try to unravel the strange and haunted history of their hometown. The tone is comedic, but it will never lose the edge that our heroes are in some frightening situations. The stakes are real.

Trailer? Sure thing:

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By | 2017-09-24T22:33:29+00:00 January 24th, 2012|Contests|0 Comments

Your Monday Morning Mental Sorbet: You Are Her Lucky Star

Jabberjaw on Ice

Every Monday we like to start off your week with something. A very special kind of something–it either is designed to make your brain spin or make your brain get very, very numb and quiet with unnameable dread. Whichever approach you need to face your work week, we like to help as best we can.

And not that we’re trying to follow any sort of “on ice” theme (see last week), but after finding this on Everything is Terrible, how could we resist? It’s from 1978: Hanna-Barbera’s All-Star Comedy Ice Revue. In attendance is a crapload of Hanna-Barbera characters, including the forgotten Banana Splits and The Hair Bear Bunch. Hosting the madness? Roy Clark of Hee-Haw and Bonnie Franklin of One Day at a Time.

Between Clark’s outfit, an inexplicable exercise-on-ice routine, Jabberjaw vs. Franklin, and a bizarre Hong Kong Phooey bit that will be surpassed only by the upcoming feature film…it is definitely on the numbing side of the house. Enjoy.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:34:35+00:00 December 12th, 2011|Mental Sorbet|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #114: Naptime is Terror Time!

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that wants to flash you on chat roulette. Or make you put all your money on red. Or both. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. The only man alive who could take this podcast unscathed…is Rutger Hauer. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Gun show

Agenda:

  • Steve
  • The gun show
  • Exorcist Babies!
  • Rox vs. Fisher King
  • Chat Roulette?
  • Rox vs. Mr. Lizard
  • Leigh vs. technology
  • Packing and drinking
  • Sleeping in the car
  • Happy hour at Starbucks
  • Jon’s bowel movements
  • Cosette vs. Transformers
  • A paucity of Starbucks
  • Doctor Who vs. Scooby-Doo
  • Sandal innuendos
  • Scott and too much information about shaving
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:41:01+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Headsup: All About Eve, A Talking Dog and a “Young” Vampire

    There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies want your coin. I’m sure looking at the big pile of tempting stuff, you don’t know what’s worth buying and what isn’t. With these posts we try to take you through everything so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. Thanks.

    Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated Season 1, Vol. 1 DVD
    Abbott and Costello Show: Who's On First
    Never Let Me Go Blu-Ray

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:43:24+00:00 March 6th, 2011|Headsup|0 Comments

    Massive Cyber Monday Headsup

    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? The Complete Series

    Here in the midst of online shopping frenzy, we wade into give you some guidance on some items that have recently passed over our desk. If you dig what you see, if you buy it from Amazon through us, then we get kickbacks. Which helps us out a great deal. Hope you find this useful. Enjoy.

    I love this time of year. We begin to see all sorts of DVD sets, ranging from gee-whiz to practical and awesome to just flat out ridiculous. Definitely on the awesome side of the equation is this early entry: the entire series of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? in a limited edition Mystery Machine package. It’s all forty-one episodes across eight discs and this marks the first release of the entire thing as a set. The Mystery Machine is pretty awesome as a collectible, complete with Shaggy and Scooby up front. Trouble is instead of having a decent way of storing the discs in the back…click on the image below to embiggen…you get a cardboard foldout bit which seems to me it might screw up the discs given time. I agree with some comments from elsewhere…they could have made better use of the back to store the eight discs.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:45:43+00:00 November 29th, 2010|Headsup|0 Comments

    Win Scooby-Doo Where Are You? Season 2 as an iTunes Download!

    Scooby-Doo Where Are You? Season 2

    It’s the second season of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, the series that began the franchise that has gone on for eleventy-billion different versions now. We’ve got a free code that will you download all eight episodes of the second season for free from iTunes and the Scooby hub they have there. And we’re giving that code away. Yes, codes can be prizes–it’s 2010, after all.

    Please note: by the studio’s request, this contest is running only for one week. So keep an eye on it. Just a headsup.

    How do you win? Enter using the form below. Remember: you can enter once a day If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it. Good luck!
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:46:46+00:00 October 30th, 2010|Contests|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #60: The Romper Room of Hate

    And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. Or even cardboard boxes. Nothing. Nobody. Got it?

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    Romper Room: Magic Mirror

    Agenda:

    • Ultimate Aftermath
    • The Wheel of Beer
    • Send us stuff
    • Aaron and Coldplay
    • The Pogues
    • Leigh and the wrong concerts
    • Rob vs. Tammy Wynette
    • KLF Weird Fact #1
    • KLF Weird Fact #2
    • 40th Birthdays
    • Leigh vs. the World
    • Jive Hands at Joe’s Crab Shack
    • Pooh Madness
    • Waltzing to Joy Division
    • Rob vs. France (or at least Paris)
    • Pretty much everybody vs. Quebec
    • Tuffley: laid or not?
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:53:28+00:00 April 2nd, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|3 Comments

    Threadless Holiday Sale is On

    Threadless: Geek

    Well, we let you know about these things when they happen–especially this time of year–because A) Threadless t-shirts make great gifts and 2) the sales tend to make your favorite shirts go out of stock in a hurry. So get a move on, because shirts are $12 each now.

    In addition to shirts like “I Be Au Sm” (pictured), may we also suggest “Attack of Literacy” for you Readers out there, the bloody brilliant Scooby-Doo vs. the zombie apocalypse “We’ve Got Some Work to Do Now,” and the morbid whimsy of Alex Solis’ “Dreams.”

    Also…they have kids’ shirts and onesies. Again, great gift ideas where you can avoid buying The Toys That Make The Noise. Good luck.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:57:02+00:00 November 24th, 2009|Headsup|1 Comment

    Win Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Vol. 3 on DVD!

    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: Season One, Vol. 3 - Hello Mummy DVD cover art

    It’s the third volume of the classic series of Scooby-Doo–accept no substitutes. And we’ve got three copies of this latest volume–which sports four episodes–coming thanks to your friends from Warner Brothers. Want to win a copy? Easy–just enter using the form below–and enter once a day–and if we draw your name when the contest wraps up, then you snag one. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:59:55+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Contests|3 Comments