This week: The best horror flick you didn't see in 2006.
The Descent (Unrated Widescreen Edition)
One of the best horror films of 2006, though it came out in 2005. This British import pits six spelunkers against, well, it'd be unfair to say, but let's just say caving gets bloodier under these circumstances.
The unrated edition includes the original British ending, which some audiences prefer.
The Black Dahlia
Oh, Brian De Palma. Where did we go wrong? Remember Blow Out? Remember The Untouchables? Remember Carrie? Remember the first 30 minutes of Snake Eyes? And it seemed like such a good match between material (part one of James Ellroy's "L.A. Quartet" – part three was made into a little film called L.A. Confidential) and director. But, alas, the critics did not see it that way, and now we have to look forward to an Untouchables prequel from De Palma in 2008.
Extras include a bunch of featurettes.
The Last Kiss
Ah, Zach Braff? Where did we go wrong? Remember Garden State? Remember Scrubs? And paired up with a Paul Haggis screenplay, shouldn't we have had Crash or at least Casino Royale-style results? Let's just hope Braff doesn't get typecast even though his next film is another romantic comedy.
Extras include a music video directed by Braff.
Lili Taylor received a Best Supporting Actress award from the San Diego Film Critics Circle for her role in this story of a Bukowski-esque writer/deadbeat portrayed by Matt Dillon. Critics loved Dillon's performance, but it hasn't gained much awards season momentum.
Extras include a making-of doc.
You'd think a movie starring Orlando Bloom, Bill Paxton, Agnes Bruckner and Bobby Cannavale might make it onto the radar, but this is an all-but-straight-to-DVD crime drama set in the Caymans.
Extras include a making-of doc. Actually, that's pretty much the only extra.
In this week's long list, another straight-to-DVD movie with David Boreanaz. Yeah, it's a slow week.
10 Minute Solution: Fitness Ball Kit
2006 Live – Royal Hunt
The Adventures of Long John Silver: Ahoy Classics
Airwolf – Season 2
All Time Classic Cartoons
Amar Te Duele
Animated 3 Pack (Thumbelina / Ice Age / Bartok the Magnificent)
Anita O'Day – Live at Ronnie Scott's
Aztec Mummy Collection
Bet you didn't know there was a whole genre of film devoted to Aztec mummies. Bet you also didn't know that in one of these, there's a mummy/robot fight. Oh, yeah.
Bab El-Oued City
Backfield in Motion
The Banquet 5767-2006
Be With Me
The Best of Classic TV Westerns
Beverly Hilbillies: Hoedown
Biggest Test in the Universe
Bindi Kid Fitness With Steve Irwin & The Crocmen
The Black Dahlia (Full Screen Edition/Widescreen Edition)
Blue Steel/The Lucky Texan
Bon Cop, Bad Cop
Bounty Hunter Vixens, Vol. 8: Carnal Enchantment
Bounty Vixens 7 – Treasure of Lust
Boxes for Katje
Breakfast Club (HD DVD)
Broken Honor 3 Pack (Men of Honor / Broken Arrow / Courage Under Fire)
Caribbean Workout: Abs, Buns and Thighs/Core Pilates
Caribbean Workout: Stretch into Yoga/Yoga for the Core
Caribbean Workout: Yoga for the Core
Caribbean Workout: Yoga Stretch into Yoga
Children of Ibdaa, The
Chillates – Ministry of Sound
Dane Cook's Tourgasm
Not as much fun as, say, one of his shows.
The Dawn Rider/Randy Rides Alone
Deer Hunter (HD DVD)
The Descent (Full Screen Edition/Unrated Full Screen Edition/Unrated Widescreen Edition)
Different Cinema, Vol. 2
Different World (Pal Eng Ltd)
Digging to China
Dragon in Fury
Dreamgirl 3 Pack (Shallow Hal / The Girl Next Door / There's Something About Mary)
Dress Rehearsal: The Brave Hurr's Ta'zieh
The Elements 3 Pack (Chain Reaction / Volcano / The Day After Tomorrow)
Fair Fight in the Marketplace
Family Values Tour 2006
Includes Korn and Deftones.
Fast Future Generation – Good Charlotte
Hey, remember Good Charlotte? Me, neither, but they have a doc now.
The Fighting Westerner/Abiline Town
Five Years Glorious Collection
FLCL – Ultimate Edition DVD Collection
Girls Behaving Badly – Volume One
Described as the Oxygen network's number one hidden camera show. Exactly how many hidden camera shows does the Oxygen network have?
Girls Gone Wild: Best of Girl Power, Vol. 4
Girls Gone Wild: My 18th Birthday
The Gravity Playground
Guys Gone Wild Pool Party
Hammer Film Noir Vol. 4 (Terror Street / Wings of Danger)
Hammer Film Noir, Vol. 5 (The Glass Tomb / Paid to Kill)
Heroes of World Class Wrestling
Hot All Over – Nelly
How Cable Television Works
How Television Ratings Work
I Lost My Tooth in Africa
I Remember Uschi Digard (Full)
Ida Haendel & Ilya Itin:Recital
Isle of Wight Festival 2004
The Jack Benny Show
Jackie Chan Action Pack
Kiss and Tell 3 Pack (Never Been Kissed / Say It Isn't So / Just Married)
Know Your Options: CANCER, The Untold Truth
Know Your Options: Heavy Metal Toxicity, THE HIDDEN KILLER
Know Your Options: Sudden Cardiac Death, #1 Symptom of Heart Disease
If sudden cardiac death is the number one symptom of heart disease, exactly what "options" do you have at that point?
Know Your Options: The Nine Steps to Optimum Health
Know Your Options: Trans-D Tropin, Revolutionary Life Enhancement
Kym Ryder's Burn & Firm Workout
The Last Kiss (Full Screen Edition/Widescreen Edition)
Lawless Frontier/Neath the Arizona Skies
Le Soeurs Fachees
Learn Spanish DVD 1: Basic
Learn Spanish DVD 2: Intermediate
Learn Spanish DVD 3: Advanced
Learn Spanish DVD: Spanish for Travelers
Legend of Boggy Creek
Lewis and Clark and George
Like a Brother (Unrated)
Live at Montreux 2002 Makoto Ozone
Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Live at the Playhouse – Shakatak
Love & Happiness
Love 3 Pack (Hope Floats / Down with Love / One Fine Day)
The Lucy Show: Red-Head Classics
Magic of Boney M
Magma: Volcanic Disaster
Title of the Week, just because I like saying "mag-ma." Oh, and Xander Berkeley (from 24) is in it, too.
Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker
Memphis Slim: Live at Ronnie Scott's
Men on the Mountain
Monarch of the Moon/Destination Mars
Monsterrat 1973 & Other Stories
Movieside Film Festival: 20 Award Winning Short Films from Around The World
Mr. Fix It
David Boreanaz stars as a guy who tricks girls into returning to their exes but then, of course, he falls for one of them. The girls, not the exes. Now that would be a movie.
Munchies 3 Pack (Super Troopers / Club Dread / Dude, Where's My Car?)
My First Love
Na Mele: Hapa Maui
Naruto, Vol. 7 – The Chunin Exam
New Adventures of He-Man, Vol. 1
Nos Stars et Petit Dieu
On the Edge
On the Grind (Bonc)
On the Line
One Piece, Vol. 6: The Better Swordsman
Petticoat Junction: Down Home Fun
Pump It Up-Burn It Lose It
Q Essential Music Quiz DVD
Quickhumor 3 Pack (3pc) (Taxi / Hot Shots! / Johnny Dangerously)
Rage at Dawn/To the Last Man
Rene Burton, It's Never Too Late, Healthy Aging Level 1 (Beginner)
Rene Burton, It's Never Too Late, Healthy Aging Level 2 (Intermediate)
Rene Burton, It's Never Too Late, Healthy Aging Level 3 (Advanced)
Rites of Passage 3 Pack (Garden State / Stealing Beauty / Thirteen)
Saiyuki Reload Gunlock, Vol. 5
Salsoul Classics on DVD
Secret Story Live
Sex, Censorship and The Silver Screen
Shadows & Light
Simple Life 4 'Til Death Do Us Part
This is the one where they become housewives. I know you're desperately trying to keep track.
Simple Steps to a Balanced Natural Pregnancy
Simple Steps to a Greener Home
Simple Steps to Looking 10 Yrs Younger
Simple Steps to Naturally Delicious Cooking
The Skeletons of Mrs. Morales
The Smugglers and a Girl Is a Gun: The Films of Luc Moullet
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Starr Power Pilates
Stigma/Delta Force Commando
Superstars of Hawaiian Music: Na Mele IV
Terror out of the Sky
Triangle Factory Fire Scandal
The Twilight of the Golds
Two-A-Days – Hoover High – The Complete First Season
Sort of a reality show version of Friday Night Lights.
Ultimate Collection – Billy Holiday
Very Special Concert
Vol. 1-Cali Concert
Vol. 2-Cali Concert
Water's Journey- Everglades: Currents Of Change
Water's Journey- Everglades: Restoring Hope
Way of the Black Dragon/Death of Bruce Lee
What Alice Found
Where the Hell's That Gold?!!?
Who's Camus Anyway?
Women and Media
World Destruction 3 Pack (True Lies / Kiss of the Dragon / Marked for Death)
WWE – December to Dismember
WWE – Survivor Series 2006Powered by Sidelines