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DVD Review: It Was Funny!

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Still not quite sure why so many branded Funny People an unmitigated disaster. Sure, it wasn't as big of a box-office performer as your standard Apatow or Sandler joint, but it was hardly a huge bomb ($51M). Plus, the reviews were fairly solid across the board (68% positive on RT). Something tells me that this is a film that people will find on DVD and VOD, and it will eventually become a basic-cable classic. It's not saying much, but Angels & Demons was a hell of a lot better than The Da Vinci Code. If you want to see a great movie that takes place in the same basic neighborhood, try out the fascinating Gomorrah.

FILM

Funny People (2-Disc Unrated Edition)
Angels & Demons (Two-Disc Extended Edition)
Four Christmases
Gomorrah (The Criterion Collection)
Imagine That
Santa Buddies
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [Blu-Ray]
Wholphin Issue 9 (Short Films)
The Maiden Heist
Kobe Doin' Work: A Spike Lee Joint

Criterion + Golden Age of Television = Perfect Christmas Gift for your Dad. As a die-hard Red Sox, I'm just going to pretend that the Yankees didn't win the World Series this year. Besides, everyone knows they only won because of the virgin they sacrificed to their heathen god on Opening Day. If you are any kind of fan of Hogan's Heroes (and can we agree that this sort of show will NEVER exist again), you have to check out Auto Focus. It will convince you that Greg Kinnear has the talent to be a great actor. Last week, I annointed Taintlight as best-named DVD of the year. This week, Slaughtered Vomit Dolls makes me think I was too rash.

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TELEVISION

The Golden Age of Television (The Criterion Collection)
2009 World Series Highlights
Hogan's Heroes: The Komplete Series, Kommandant's Kollection
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Four
Superman: The Complete Animated Series
The Jerry Lewis Show Collection
The Best of Spike Jones
Beverly Hills 90210: Seasons 1-8
War in the 20th Century - Narrated by Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather and Robert Ryan
Melrose Place: Season Five, Vol. 2

EXPLOITATION

Slaughtered Vomit Dolls
The Pure Hell Of St. Trinian's
Dinosaur Valley Girls
Slutfest: Strippers Gone Wild, Vol. 9
Her Azz So Thick #2