Before tattooing his face and the Hangover movies, Mike Tyson was boxing’s most pugilistic champ. All his knockouts had dollars and endorsements flowing in. He even had his own Nintendo game. To celebrate 25 years since NES released Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, this book catalogs everything you could ever want to learn about a truly classic video game.
What do the movies A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey, & The Shining have in common? They were all directed by Stanley Kubrick. So maybe you’d like to see a restored Blu-ray version of his first-ever feature film, Fear & Desire, an art movie disguised as a war flick in what would become Kubrick’s signature style.
It’s hard to believe there was an actual person behind the persona of cowboy movie star John Wayne but this new hardcover photography book seems to suggest so. It contains 225 photos ranging from movie stills to more intimate personal and family photos of an ironclad American icon.
After marathon Call Of Duty sessions it can be hard to transition back to civilian life but the Black Ops II Limited Edition Care Package can (sort of) help. This collector’s package contains an RC DragonFire Drone copter, the Steelbook, bonus in-game content, challenge coins, an official soundtrack disc and more.
A popular misconception is that football is all about the quarterback, but no, it’s all about D. If you ever saw Warren Sapp play you know this. But Sapp isn’t just a sack machine, he’s also famous for being a massive mouthpiece. This book takes you inside the life of one of the NFL’s greatest and most opinionated players.
Everyone likes Johnny Cash but few know more than a handful of his greatest hits. This 63-disc box set takes you through his entire catalog from classics like Folsom Prison Blues to the very deepest cuts including 55 unreleased tracks.
Assassinations aren’t often met with celebration but when it came to taking out Osama Bin Laden, the free world cracked a collective cold one to the death of the world’s most notorious terrorist. This new book offers a first hand account of the covert operation from a former member of SEAL Team 6, the group responsible for eliminating America’s public enemy number one.
Last summer, after nearly twenty years in prison, the wrongly accused West Memphis Three were finally released and exonerated of the bogus murder charges. Damien Echols, one of the three, has now written his story about growing up on Death Row and surviving the system. If you don’t read, wait for the Johnny Depp produced film of this story that is rumored to be in the works.
At 87, B.B. King is one the last surviving (and touring) OG blues masters. If you get the chance to see him live, don’t put it off. If you don’t get the chance, order the Mr. B.B. King box set. It features 10 discs with recordings that go as far back as 1949 and as recent as his last studio album in 2008. 196 tracks in all, many of them rare and unreleased.
Sal Polisi aka Crazy Sally was a Brooklyn mob guy who ran a hangout for his gangster buddies called the Sinatra Club. As a crook & member of the Colombos, one of the New York mob’s infamous 5 families, Sally was there in the heyday. And like the rest of these powerful mobsters, once he was caught, he turned rat. This book chronicles his life of crime amongst the Gottis & Gambinos.