I got an e-mail this morning from our friends over at Deep Discount DVD – They’re having a freakin’ 61% off Blu Ray Movies sale… Free Shipping on orders of two movies or more, .99 cent shipping on single movie orders! You can click this banner to be taken directly to the sale page, or continue on for some mini-shoot reviews of some of the titles they’ve got that I’d recommend.
“HITCH” (2005) - Here’s a movie starring Will Smith as a Black guy trying to hook up with a Puerto Rican chick in New York City: At least, the first half of the film is like this. For the men who allowed their ladies to drag them along to see this romantic comedy, we were all treated to the sudden detonation of an improvised chemical weapon in Manhattan, flash-creating a horde of thousands of zombie vampire hybrids that cause a mass evacuation that goes ignored by our protagonist. Rather than run away like a punk bitch, Will Smith buckles in with his dog and a package of bacon to be the last man left alive in New York. Not really, (I’m talking mostly about “I Am Legend”) but still – Very funny, Will Smith showing why he’s one of the world’s biggest stars. On sale until 8/14/2011 for $7.85
“SIN CITY” (2005) – Former independent filmmaker God/Current “Independent Filmmaker” Robert Rodriguez continues his cavalcade of celebrity cameos with the infamous 2005 release of “Sin City”. The movie featured almost zero “real life” locations except for a few scenes that take place in random alleyways in downtown Austin, TX (where he lives anyway), had almost no color to speak of, was largely voiced over, but had some damn pretty artistic moments peppered throughout (which were in black and white and largely voiced over). That said, the movie is sexy and violent – Recommended! On sale until 8/14/2011 for $12.50
“The Devil’s Rejects/House of 1,000 Corpses Bundle” (2011) – Dude, what!? There’s a 2-pack of this now?! I may buy it just to buy it… and I don’t even own a Blu Ray player yet! Reading all about the struggle to get the original cut of “House of 1,000 Corpses” to come in as an R-Rated film after scoring NC-17 a handful of times was inspiring, plus as a fan of the ol’ ultra violence, there was two reasons I had to be there to watch it when it came out. “The Devil’s Rejects” improves upon “House” in almost every way, and as I sat there with my (at the time) uber conservative Christian girlfriend, I monitored her discomfort up until the point she asked politely if we could leave the movie. I said “go ahead, I’ll be out when its over”… yeah, I’m not with her anymore, but hey – I got far better memories from THAT HOTEL SCENE than I did from her. Just sayin’. On sale until 8/14/2011 for $12.50
“Terminator 2: Judgement Day/Total Recall Bundle” (2010) – Arnold Schwarzenegger. Technically, enough said… but, now that I’m 27 and asking 10 year olds if they’ve seen either of these movies, they usually reply “I’ve never heard of it.” – WOAH! People our age, we have an almost holy reverence for these films by James Cameron/Paul Verhoeven (who tragically isn’t even mentioned in the description, but you’ll know his other movies: Robocop, Starship Troopers, Hollow Man, etc.), but there is now an entire generation currently teething on Spongebob Squarepants who needs to get their priorities straight and start watching some R-Rated sci fi action. When I was that age, my parents didn’t care as long as “Stallone” or “Schwarzenegger” was written on the box somewhere… parents, give your kids some bloodsoaked bonding time. On sale until 8/14/2011 for $13.41
“All Dogs Go To Heaven” (1989) – I love this movie. I know that probably doesn’t fit the super-cool image of myself that I portray, but this was a favorite of mine since I was a kid. Charlie B. Barkin has escaped from the pound, died, resurrected himself, and is trotting through Louisiana with his loyal weenie-dog buddy Itchy trying to redeem his damned soul so he can gain reentry into Heaven and avoid eternity in Hell. WOAH WHAT THE FUCK, SERIOUSLY!? That’s some heavy shit for a children’s film, but that’s what Director Don Bluth was all about… he simply told a story that kids “would enjoy”, but he never deliberately made “kiddie shit”. Other movies from Don Bluth include “The Secret of NIMH”, “The Land Before Time”, “An American Tail” and so much more (including the 90′s arcade laserdisc-based game rarities “Dragon’s Lair” and “Space Ace”). It’s the 2010′s, time to give 80′s animation some love, fools. On sale until 8/14/2011 for $11.67