Archive for July, 2012

DVD Geeks – July 28, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation

DVD Geeks is a show where we wear our biases loud and proud for everyone to see. On this “very special episode, physician ” we’re waving our geek flag high and spending an abnormally long time reviewing a single release: “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Season 1 on Blu-ray.

Why? Well, more about it’s a huge technical achievement first of all, and second we just couldn’t wait to see if we could prove ourselves wrong with the malaise that had set in about TNG’s retro-uncool ’80s veneer. Does the show really hold up, or is it best delegated to the nostalgia bin?

We dig deep into a few choice episodes, but we also talk about all those snazzy new special features. We even got to sit down with Roger Lay, Jr. who directed and co-produced the monumental special features. Trust us – this feature-length look at TNG will make those early DVD release special features seem like a sad old memory.

There are a few minutes for “Honorable Mentions” this week as well so you can detox from Trek when you’re good and ready.

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DVD Geeks – July 18, 2012

Casa de mi Padre

Casa de mi Padre

We’re recovering from Comic Con, food and on this episode we welcome a very special guest to give us the lowdown on the biggest pop-culture convention on the planet. Michael Hinman from Airlock Alpha hit the floor and brought us the important news on upcoming releases that you need to know about.

Getting back to our regular reviewing gig, ambulance we’ll dive into the latest comedy from Upright Citizen’s Brigade – the dance musical parody “Freak Dance.” Then we’ll visit a darker, information pills nuanced performance from David Arquette in “Black Limousine.”

Will Ferrell’s latest movie is “Casa de mi Padre,” and we can’t wait to tell you about how he carries off his role as the “little” brother in this Mexican revenge-film parody.

Finally, it’s an alien invasion movie with no aliens. In “Extraterrestrial,” a man and woman wake up after a one-night-stand to discover alien ships hovering over the major cities of the world. We don’t know what the aliens are up to, but we do know that paranoia is contagious – especially when the woman’s boyfriend shows up…

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DVD Geeks – July 8, 2012

Barbarella

Barbarella

We’ve been waiting a long time for the Blu-ray release of Roger Vadim’s 1968 psychedelic sci-fi epic “Barbarella.” Finally, rx Paramount has released Jane Fonda in all her heroic (and occasionally dressed) state, orthopedist and we’re here with an in-depth analysis with one of our favorite sci-fi experts, Director James Kerwin. You remember James. He’s the creative force behind “Yesterday Was A Lie,” and he, like us, is a big fan of “Barbarella.” We’ll explore the special features and maybe even suggest a few of our own.

Not to be too single-minded, we’ll explore a few other new and recent releases. The quirky family drama “Jesus Henry Christ” is the charming story of a boy genius, and the even quirkier “Some Guy Who Kills People” puts a social outsider on the attack when he fantasizes about killing his high-school tormenters. It’s a character drama featuring some of our favorite actors (Barry Bostwick, Karen Black and Kevin Corrigan to name a few), and it just happens to carry a pretty hefty body count.

Finally, we’ll break out the love beads and the Patchouli when we give a look to the new Shout! Factory release of “The Grateful Dead” movie. Originally released to theaters in 1977 and then given the deluxe DVD treatment in 2004, the Dead live on in this jam-packed special edition.

All that plus the week’s Honorable Mentions and a look back at some of our favorite DVDs featuring the late, great Ernest Borgnine.

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