The movies Easy Rider and The Last Picture Show were two seminal films in the emerging “New Hollywood” of the 1960s. These and five other acclaimed movies, featuring Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and the like, are part of a new Criterion collection showcasing the work of BBS Productions. A group of counterculture kids who turned Hollywood on its head funded by the money they made off inventing the fake pop group, The Monkees. True story. All in Blu-Ray HD.
The 60s were the golden years for the Rolling Stones. Before the first round of rehab, they recorded some of the best records in rock history. Yes, records. The Stones on vinyl were at their grimy best. This box set includes nine studio albums, 2 EPs and 2 hits collections masterfully re-mastered and pressed to vinyl. With this release, you’ll hear the Stones rock with a fresh, full sound turning their 40-year-old tracks into crystal-clear classics.
Try to put the image of off-duty Jack Bauer shirtless in the bar with his pants down out of your head and remember Kiefer Sutherland from his better days. For eight intense seasons, Sutherland carried the drama series 24, playing the rogue counter-terrorism agent Bauer to a T. His performance won the show international acclaim and nailed him an Emmy. This DVD collection features all eight seasons & includes a bonus disk of unseen 24 treasures.
The rise of youth culture and American music intersected at the Vietnam War. Artists like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Merle Haggard, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, The Doors & dozens more are featured in this boxed set. With over 300 songs, spoken-words, PSAs and historical audio clips, this soundtrack is the most comprehensive anthology of the Vietnam experience. An in-depth, 304-page book also included.
Alone on the dark side of the moon. No, not Pink Floyd. Moon is a cerebral 2009 sci-fi film following Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) as he wraps up a three-year contract of harvesting Helium-3 on the moon. His only company is a computer with Kevin Spacey’s voice and occasional video chats with his wife on earth. There are no alien creatures, no manly damsels, Sam is all alone and the solitude is starting to get to him. But wait, is he alone?
Fans of the original 1982 Tron film and those of you frothing for the new release, Tron Legacy, will want to get this Original Soundtrack from legendary French electronic dance duo, Daft Punk. The mysterious electro pioneers created a sweeping 22 track score with beats, blips, bass & vast symphonic soundscapes fit for this massive Disney movie re-make.
30 great sports stories told in film: this is ESPN’s 30 For 30 collection. From Muhammad Ali to The New York Knicks to Jimmy The Greek, acclaimed filmmakers tell the inside tales of sports’ greatest legends & lore. Volume One is a 6-disk set including the first 15 films in the series with over two hours of bonus footage. This should hold you over until Volume Two releases.
With the 1969 Western masterpiece, True Grit, John Wayne finally got his Oscar for his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn a drunk, one-eyed, U.S. Marshal tracking down a cowboy killer. Wayne deftly plays the almost comic role of the larger-than-life lawman and all the bullets & booze really make it move. The Coen Brothers are about to release their updated remake of this Hollywood classic, which is sure to be a scorcher. So, check the original first & compare for yourself .
Even if you’re not into Twitter & tweets, you have to admit a twitter-based comedy like “Shit My Dad Says” is hilarious. Yes, people be can funny in 140-characters. After all, how much space do you need for a one-liner? Well, ask Denis Leary, one of America’s sharpest comics. His new book of illustrated tweets will have you LYFAO even if you don’t know what that stands for yet.