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DVD Tuesday: I will have vengeance!

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Sweeney ponders blood-letting | Photo courtesy of DreamWorks

Though it did decent business at the box office, I'm thinking that Sweeney Todd will kill on DVD. It's Burton's best film since Edward Scissorhands. I enjoyed Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, but it's nice to see him in something less hammy. I understand that David Cross did Alvin and the Chipmunks because he needed the dough, but what's Jason Lee's excuse? He can retire on his Earl money. How about something less crappy next time? John from Cincinnati was obviously too elliptical for anyone to completely puzzle out, but I still liked it. Brian Van Holtis always aces in my book and Emily Rose was a revelation in a small role.

Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Alvin and the Chipmunks
The Good Night
John from Cincinnati - The Complete First Season
The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder
Wildlife Specials
The Osmonds Live in Las Vegas 50th Anniversary
Ani DiFranco: Live at Babeville
Eye of the Beast
Country Matters

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Legendary hound Robert Young poses with a coterie of babes | Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Television

The best episode of Father Knows Best is still the one that was transmogrifiedin Natural Born Killers. I have no doubt it will enrage LAist's liberal audience, but I actually enjoy reading William F. Buckley's writing. I may not agree with him, but the man is a fucking virtuoso with words (though I'm quite certain he never used the phrase "fucking virtuoso"). Considering that all the Monty Python crew (save Graham) are still productive, how about a real reunion on film? Remember when only good movies had sequels? Now any movie with a recognizable title is bastardized into straight-to-DVD crap. Didn't the first Cutting Edge answer everything 15 years ago?

Father Knows Best: Season One
William F. Buckley: Right from the Start
The Moses Code
Andre Riu in Wonderland
Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
The Night of the Shooting Stars
What Love Is
The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
Lascivious World of Ac Stephen & ed Wood Jr.