Walter Payton had an amazing career. In his thirteen years with the Chicago Bears, out-rushing men twice his size, the 5 foot 10 “Sweetness” set dozens of NFL records. He copped an MVP award and a 1985 Super Bowl ring. This you may already know; and now you can read the rest of his story in this new hardcover from seasoned sports journalist and best-selling author, Jeff Pearlman.
Before the days of sexual harassment sensitivity training, men were allowed to look at cartoon illustrations of women accidentally showing too much leg without fear of punishment. Taschen Books has now collected heaps of these classic yet demeaning, sexist images in a new book for you to enjoy privately in the appropriate environment.
Halloween is coming. It’s the only time of year that breaking out your 8-disc set of the whole Friday the 13th movie series isn’t completely creepy. However, once you put on the Jason mask that comes with the collection, you’re quickly back in creep mode.
When Hank Williams died, at the age of 29, he left behind bound notebooks filled with lyrics and song ideas. In 2004 the estate of Hank Williams approved music legend Bob Dylan to work on the found unfinished lyrics. The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams premieres the first-ever performances of 12 previously unheard Hank Williams compositions by 13 artists including Jack White, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Jakob Dylan and Alan Jackson.
If you want to laugh instead of cry this fall, turn off the election coverage and press play on the Looney Toons Platinum Collection Vol. 1. Three discs with 50 re-mastered classic cartoons have now been rendered in crisp Blu-ray radness. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and the rest of the gang may resemble our cast of candidates, but their antics are much more entertaining.
70s Hollywood bad-ass James Caan earned himself a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Alex Freed, an NYU Lit. Professor and gambling addict. It’s loosely based on the Dostoevsky novel of the same name so be sure to drop that nug when you tell people you watched it, smarty pants.
It’s hard to believe that new stories of World War II are still emerging. This one will blow your mind. It’s true. Three American military personnel survive a plane crash in which 24 others die. The three then stumble around lost in the jungles of New Guinea, wounded and starving. Stalked by marauding Japanese snipers and pre-contact cannibalistic tribes, they were totally beyond hope until …
Today, on the 20th anniversary of its debut, Geffen Records is re-releasing Nirvana’s Nevermind in a 2-disc set. It was the biggest record of the 90s—maybe the most important record of the last 20 years. This edition features 39 tracks. It’s got the remastered album, b-sides, BBC sessions, studio sessions, and boombox rehearsal recordings.
If you weren’t immediately repulsed by the sight of rotting zombies, the hit series The Walking Dead probably sucked you right in. It’s got good dramatic acting and great effects; for post-apocalyptic zombie gore, the show is ironically human. This 3-disc Blu-Ray set features all six episodes from the first season plus a coffin-load of extras.