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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday: Go to Hell, George Lucas!

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All right, let's show this pre-historic bitch how we do things downtown! | Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

After the disaster that was Star Wars: The Clone Wars, I think we can finally all agree that George Lucas has abdicated filmmaking in favor of fattening his already bloated wallet. Guillermo Del Toro, on the other hand, shows such a pure love of cinema that I can't imagine him ever following the same path. Let's hope he can protect The Hobbit from the increasingly clumsy ideas of Peter Jackson. Anyone still think that Tony Soprano didn't get whacked at the end of The Sopranos? Screw Charlie Chaplin--give me Buster Keaton! America has nothing like the divine nimbus that is Frenchie Ludivine Sagnier--to our great detriment.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Sopranos - The Complete Series
The General (The Ultimate 2-Disc Edition)
Mister Foe
Love Songs
Smashing Pumpkins - If All Goes Wrong
Quo Vadis
M Squad - The Complete Series starring Lee Marvin
Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot to Kill Hitler

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How much better would 'The Sound of Music' have been if she was nude with a machine gun in this scene? | Photo courtesy of Fox

I don't know about you, but I can't think of a better Christmas gift for the nominally heterosexual husband than this lavish compendium of classic Hollywood musicals. The Warner Brothers Holiday Collection will please the grandmother in everyone. Dare Not Walk Alone created little more than a blip when it was in theaters, but it tells a seldom-heard and fascinating story about the Civil Rights Era. Didn't Warrant suck? In a just and fair universe, we would have more Delroy Lindo and less Tyler Perry.

Hollywood Musicals Collection
Warner Brothers Holiday Collection, Vol. 1
A Hundred Miles Or More: Live From the Tracking Room
They Came from Hollywood
Dare Not Walk Alone
Shogun Assassin: 5 Film Collector's Set
The Boys in the Band
This Christmas
Why Be Good? Sexuality and Censorship in Early Cinema
Beyond the Busty Stags Collection