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DVD Geeks – January 24, 2013

2012 Year in Review

Best Of and Worst Of 2012

We took the time to pull together a very unique best of/worst of list for your consideration (and subsequent debate, sick if you so choose…).

Priding ourselves on not picking the most obvious choices much of the time, our best of/worst of scours our reviews from the last 12 months, and we also pay homage to some of our favorite “Honorable Mentions” when necessary.

Also, because it’s us, and we’re a little weird, we would never hold to convention by doing a typical countdown with typical categories. No, as it’s the DVD Geeks tradition, we made up our own such as: “Best 19th Century Showdown,” “I Can’t Believe I Liked This” and “We’ll Just Have to Agree to Disagree.” We even have a special tribute to Michael Fassbender’s… well, it’s a special part of Michael Fassbender. This episode is probably not for kids or the easily offended.

What made it? What didn’t? Titles like “Battle Royale,” “Barbarella,” “Copper,” “The Devil’s Rock” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” all made the grade. But what grades did they actually get? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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DVD Geeks – January 2, 2013

Shia LaBeouf in "Lawless"

Shia LaBeouf in “Lawless”

Happy New Year! Did you miss us?

This week, remedy DVD Geeks returns after a holiday hiatus with a huge collection of accumulated titles from the last few weeks. We’ve got awesome TV box sets, some horror goodies, another one of those “quirky” indie comedies and a whole lot more.

In our extended Honorable Mentions segment, we’ll give you the low-down on some of our favorite TV picks: “Star Trek The Next Generation” Season 2 on Blu-ray, “American Horror Story” Season 1 and the complete series of “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.” We’ll also look at recent theatrical releases “Looper,” “Killer Joe” and “The Dark Knight Rises.”

In our featured presentation, we’ll kick things off with recent horror titles “V/H/S” and “Silent Night.” If the crazed, flamethrower-wielding Santa of “Silent Night” isn’t your thing, then maybe you’ll appreciate the bizarre anthology of “found footage” on display in “V/H/S.”

We’ll get a little artistic on you with the also-creepy-but-brilliant 1967 Goddard classic “Weekend.” This edition from Criterion brings the movie back to life in a pristine new HD transfer along with scholarly notes and special features.

In the dark comedy “Butter” we get a twisted look at the high-stakes world of competition butter carving. In “Lawless” we get a taste of the very high stakes of running moonshine during prohibition.

Finally, we take a nostalgic look back at “Comic Book Confidential” which was originally released in 1988 and now on Blu-ray for the first time. Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner to name but a very few contributed to this documentary that traces the history and importance of the comic book from its birth as a medium.

All that play ┬ámore including our Netflix Pick! This week on DVD Geeks…

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