There are three definitive Vietnam war movies. Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, and Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 masterpiece Full Metal Jacket, which many critics and connoisseurs have argued is the hands down best ‘Nam flick of all. Pre-order this 25th anniversary Blu-ray edition with enhanced hi-def picture and sound and watch it again, it’ll blow your mind.
News out of North Korea seems to be brightening lately. Well, aside from the unregulated nuclear testing and human rights horrors. Read Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West, it’ll give yourself a little historical perspective on one of the world’s most violent dictatorships. It’s the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, a man raised in a prison camp who witnessed the execution of his own family. Seriously, how the hell did he escape?
When Paul Newman and Robert Redford teamed up for the period crime-comedy The Sting in 1973, they were Hollywood superstars in their prime. The movie won seven Oscars and Redford was even nominated for Best Actor in his performance as a 1930s Chicago hustler. Surprisingly he was beat out by some other dude in a movie about a guy who hitchhikes across the country to find a cat named Tonto. This re-mastered Blu-ray disc is bound to make the two co-stars look even more handsome than you remember.
Animal House is an undisputed American comedy classic. It was at first rejected by producers for being too stupid, then made over $600 million. It launched the careers of Kevin Bacon & John Belushi, and was filmed in only 4 weeks. The story behind this film is as legendary as the movie itself. Read all about it in this new book you filthy animal.
Enemies: A History of the FBI by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner is a history of America’s most powerful secret intelligence service. Drawn entirely from firsthand materials in the FBI’s own files, Weiner, who wrote an award-winning history of the C.I.A., Legacy of Ashes explores it all from founder J. Edgar Hoover’s 48-year rule by fear, force and fraud to today, in which it’s run pretty much the same way.
Electronic and dance music marshalls the Chemical Brothers bring their tripped-out live show to Blu-ray with the release of Don’t Think, a live concert video from Japan’s Fujirock Festival which they recorded on 20 cameras in front of a crowd of 50,000 fans. If your special occasion requires psychedelic visuals, this is the ticket. The sound is also incredible, recorded in Dolby 7:1 surround and mixed down by Brothers themselves.
Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone explores the life of prototypical punk pioneers and relentless rockers, The Ramones. Johnny and the boys went strong for over 20 years. Never sold out. Never sucked. Read & learn how they pulled off this nearly impossible feat.
The Barefoot Bandit was a news-making teenage punk from the Pacific Northwest who was a burglar, car, boat and identity thief. The kid even stole a plane without ever taking a flying lesson. His infamy grew as he continued to evade the police and federal agents who sought to end his harmless crime spree that was making them all look like bumbling boobs. Colton Harris-Moore is the barefoot bandit and his true life tale is told by Orcas Island resident-writer Bob Friel.
If you’re serious about shooting photos or video or both, you know how important a good bag is for carrying your expensive gear. But even the best camera bags are not as adjustable as they should be. Enter TrekPak. This padded insert for camera bags and hard cases uses a pin system that allows you almost infinite adjustment for securing and organizing your gear.
Every party has one over-amped superstar who has to be “that guy.” The Naga Chili-infused vodka is the perfect remedy for silencing the party clown. The heat of peppers is measured using the Scoville scale. A jalapeño comes in at 3500-8000 and this vodka has 100,000. Offer him a shot. The bottle comes with warnings but whether you warn him or not is entirely up to you.