I forgot how funny Cat Pie could be. I was watching Young Einstein last night, and was struck by how humorous a giant fat man covered in human feces placing tiny meowing kittens in an oven actually is. It's hilarious. The scene had me laughing out loud. I'm just glad no one else was around. I'm sure I'd have been scrutinized for my warped, sick sense of humor. Young Einstein is a classic live action cartoon in every perceived sense of the word. Its too bad Yahoo Serious never realized his potential in the medium called film. This Einstein concept would have made a great Saturday Morning program. Of course, those CBS bastards would have turned it into a "learnin' show." If done right, it might have been great.
I'm currently trying to make my way through both the Deadwood: Season 1 set and the South Park Season 5 package. I'm nearly done with both of them. I've fallen in love with Calamity Jane. I wish she were my girlfriend. And the episode where Powers Booth kills those two kids? Wow, what a shocker. It read like someone's suicidal take on the Little House on the Prairie mythos.
As you know, Ocean's 12 was announced for release a while back. In it, Julia Roberts' Tess character pretends to be the actual Julia Roberts in order to pull off a shifty heist. Well, news has come down the pike today that Brad Pitt is starring in a movie called Chad Schmidt. Basically, its taken the same Julie Roberts Ocean's 12 premise and made an entire movie out of it. In the film, Brad portrays a struggling actor that can't get a job due to his striking resemblance to…You guessed it, Brad Pitt. What the f*ck is the entertainment world coming to? We are truly bankrupt.
Speaking of bankrupt, there aren't too many new pronouncements making the rounds today. Lets get to it, shall we?
It looked blasé at first glance, yet I heard it was very entertaining. Personally, I like Woody Harrelson and look forward to checking this out when it finally makes its home video appearance. The film also stars a post-James Bond Pierce Brosnan and the comely Salma Hayek as master thieves escaping to an island paradise after a big heist only to be pestered by a lonely FBI agent. The Platinum Series DVD is packed with bonus features, including deleted/alternate scenes, a feature-length documentary, a blooper reel, director commentary and more. The DVD, available in separate widescreen or full-screen transfers, will be priced at a $27.95
Golden Girls: Season 2
The perfect gift for your mortal enemies. I meant to give the first set to my biggest foe on Christmas Eve, but I just couldn't bring myself to purchase it. I mean, what would all those hot girls at Target think if I dropped this thing off at the counter. Oh, the shame. Still, there has been a boost in Golden Girls sales due to Summer's fawning over the program on The O.C. Now all the hot, stuck-up bitches in Newport Beach want a copy. Blah, I'd rather have a colonectamy. 26 Bea Arthur-drenched episodes is like swimming through a canal thick with crocodiles and barbed wire. All three discs will be presented in 1.33:1 full frame, along with English Mono tracks. No special features have yet to be announced. Damn, I was hoping for an Estelle Getty nude photo gallery. Maybe they're saving it for Season Three.
Also on May 17th comes season three of SIX FEET UNDER. Here's another acclaimed HBO program that I've failed to seek out and explore. I hear its great, but the premise never really interested me. Not like Deadwood or Curb Your Enthusiasm does, anyway. The set includes 5 discs, which will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, with Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 audio. Extras include an audio commentary with show creator Alan Ball on five of the episodes, the "A Birdseye View of the Third Season" interview Featurette, and possibly more. I guess some people just can't wait to be dead.
I don't know. I've never seen this program. I remember it playing on PBS as a kid, but leaving it on for more than two minutes would bore me into a coma. The BBC has released plenty of Dr. Who themed DVDs in the past. This collection includes Episode 110: The Leisure Hive (starring Tom Baker, playing Dr. Who from 1974 to 1981) and Episode 157: Ghost Light (starring Sylvester McCoy, playing Dr. Who from 1987 to 1989). The Leisure Hive extras include an audio commentary from actor Lalla Ward, director Lovett Bickford and script editor Christopher H. Bidmead, A New Beginning Featurette on John Nathan-Turner, a music only track and interviews with writer David Fisher, script editor Christopher H. Bidmead, graphic designer Sid Sutton, composer Peter Howell and costume designer June Hudson. Ghost Light features include an audio commentary by actor Sophie Aldred, script editor Andrew Cartmel, writer Marc Platt and composer Mark Ayres, deleted scenes, some extended takes, a Light in Dark Places making-of Featurette, a Shooting Ghosts behind-the-scenes Featurette, a 1990 convention Q&A with Marc Platt, a music only track and production notes.
Like I said, not a very productive day as far as impending DVD releases is concerned. I'm sure someone, doing something, made up for it somewhere. Until tomorrow, stay safe. And remember, "If I aint givin' it to ya, you shouldn't be getting' it!"