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DVD Tuesday: Dark indeed!

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Who's afraid of the Batman? | Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

While Heath Ledger seems assured of winning Best Supporting Actor at next year's Oscars (and should have won for Brokeback), don't be surprised if The Dark Knight sneaks in to win Best Picture, too. Plenty of folks insist that The Wire is the best show ever to air on television, but I'll stick with Deadwood if asked to choose. Ian McShane gave one of the best performances in recent memory as the vile anti-hero Al Swearengen. Lost regained significant footing in its fourth season. Let's hope that momentum carries into season five. Man on Wire and Colbert are both minor miracles in utterly different ways.

The Dark Knight
Deadwood: The Complete Series
The Wire: The Complete Series
Lost - The Complete Fourth Season
Horton Hears a Who
Man on Wire
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
Long Way Round | Long Way Down | Race To Dakar - Complete 8 DVD Box Set
Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set
Europa - Criterion Collection

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Werner Herzog = Always Interesting | Photo courtesy of erinc salor via flickr

You know those Dos Equis commercials about "the most interesting man in the world?" They should have cast Werner Herzog in the title role. He directs big budget features, weird documentaries--he even writes and acts! And, of course, he makes shorts which you can see today. I have no idea if a movie called Roscoe's Chicken N Waffles is any good (it almost certainly isn't), but I love that some poor fool thought this was a winner of an idea. If you ever wanted to flout federal law and grow huge amounts of weed in your own home, today's your lucky day! Wouldn't this be a better place to spend the long Christmas weekend?

Three Short Films By Werner Herzog
Roscoe's House of Chicken N Waffles
AC/DC: Church of Rock - The Bon Scott Years
HIGH TIMES presents Jorge Cervantes Ultimate Grow Complete Box Set
Making Of Electric Ladyland
Open Window
Easy Freestyle Swimming by Terry Laughlin
Attack Girls' Swim Team Versus the Undead
Babes Going Bananas: Buckwild Booty Bash