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DVD Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Transformers Prime, The Nutty Professor, Plan 9 From Outer Space and More [Stuff]

The most quote-worthy film ever made is on Blu-Ray this week along with two classically bad movies, a WWII anime film and the best, worst TV movie ever made.

1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail [Blu-ray]
2. Transformers Prime: Season One (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]
3. The Nutty Professor [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] (Universal's 100th Anniversary)
4. Plan 9 From Outer Space [Blu-ray]

1. We're knights of the round table! We dance whene'er we're able!" Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) is now on Blu-Ray. What can I say about this film other than I can sing every single song from memory and laugh whenever anyone says "Ni?" Besides being an awesome transfer there are a ton of special features. Here's the list:

Special Features
  • Three Mindless Sing-Alongs
  • BBC Film Night
  • How To Use Your Coconuts (An Educational Film)
  • Japanese Version
  • Monty Python And The Holy Grail In Lego!
  • Join Michael Palin and Terry Jones in their Special Documentary: The Quest For The Holy Grail Locations
  • Enlightening Commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, Plus General Complaints and Back-Biting by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin
  • Henry 4th
  • Meanwhile, King Arthur & Sir Bedevere...
  • Elephant & Castle
  • Run Away!
  • The Tale of Sir Robin
  • The Tale of Sir Lancelot
  • Terry Gilliam Introduces His Lost Animation Reel
  • Cast Directory Photo Gallery
  • Terry Jones Introduces the Outtakes
  • Holy Grail Blu-ray Credits
Some of these are on the DVD of Holy Grail, but a few are exclusive.

2. If you love Transformers then you're probably a fan of the TV show Transformers Prime (2011) which features the voices of Peter Cullen and Frank Weller. Season one is on disk now. It's described this way:
For centuries across the universe, Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) and the Autobots have battled their greatest foes, Megatron (Frank Welker) and his army of Decepticons. But on Earth they face a new threat: discovery by the human race. By using their unique ability to disguise themselves as common Earth vehicles, the Autobots have managed to avoid detection and the risk of escalating their war to disastrous proportions. But now they require the assistance of three young human allies (Jack, Miko and Raf ) along with Special Agent Bill Fowler (Ernie Hudson, Ghostbusters) not only to help keep their secret but also to defeat the sinister Decepticons once and for all!  
From Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the writing team behind the megablockbuster Transformers feature films, and executive producer Jeff Kline comes an all-new series of sophisticated adventures for the Autobots, Decepticons and their human allies that boasts stellar computer animation and an impressive voice cast including Adam Baldwin (Chuck), Clancy Brown (Lost), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Dwayne The Rock Johnson (G.I. JOE: Retaliation), John Noble (Fringe), Tony Todd (Final Destination) and Gina Torres (Firefly).
Also included in this limited-edition set: the 96-page Transformers: Prime prequel graphic novel by IDW Publishing!
3. Love it or hate it, the Eddie Murphy remake The Nutty Professor  (1996) is on Blu-Ray celebrating Universal's 100th anniversary. Happy anniversary Universal! Thanks for 100 years of fart jokes.

4. The classic Ed Wood Z-Movie Plan 9 From Outer Space(1959) is on Blu-Ray. Considered the best, worst movie ever made, it stars Bela Lugosi and details the plan by aliens to reanimate the dead to attack humanity. No special features, but the film has no special effects. It all works out.

5. The original The Little Shop Of Horrors (1960) is on Blu-Ray too and it features Jack Nicholson. It's weird that he's the only one listed on the cover when he had such a small part in the film. One nice touch is it has the color and original black and white film.

6. Here's a curious little ABC Family TV sci-fi movie called My Future Boyfriend (2011). P-A-X-497/341 (aka Pax played by Barry Watson), returns to the year 2011 from a love-less future world of 3127 to try to understand the archaic concept of love from romance novelist Elizabeth Barrett (Sara Rue). io9 called it "The Greatest Bad TV Movie of The Year."

7. Based on a webcomic, Hetalia: Axis Powers (Axis Powers ヘタリア Akushisu Pawāzu Hetaria) stars Todd Haberkorn and Patrick Seitz and is directed by Scott Sager. Wikipedia describes it better than I could .
The series presents an allegorical trivialisation of political and historic events, particularly of the World War II era, in which the various countries are represented by stereotyped anthropomorphic characters. The main characters are the countries which made up the Axis powers and Allies of World War II, namely Italy (North Italy in particular), Germany, Japan, United States, England (representing the United Kingdom), France, Russia and China. Hetalia (ヘタリア?) is a portmanteau combining hetare (ヘタレ?, Japanese for "gutless" or "pathetic") and Italia (イタリア?). This is to make light of Italy's domination by neighboring states since the Italian War of 1521–1526. 
Special Features
  • Episode 2 Commentary (Italy & Germany) “The Flower Apron”
  • Episode 9 Commentary (U.S.A. & Russia) “The Cold War”
  • Episode 12 Commentary (France & U.K.) “Nice Dover”
  • Episode 16 Commentary (Japan & China) “Far East Brothers”
  • Show Comments by Director Bob Shirahata, Part 1 -3
  • Director Bob Shirahata & Atsushi Kosaka (Prussia) Talk (JPN w/subtitles)
  • Atsushi Kosaka (Prussia) Commemorates the Announcement of the Hetalia Movie (JPN w/subtitles)

What DVDs are you looking forward to this week?


  1. I need to pick up Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I have the entire series already in a boxed set.

  2. Alex, it's a classic. I don't think you can call yourself a geek or a nerd unless you can quote a line from this film.

  3. I love Monty Python & the Holy Grail. I'm not quite dead yet. lol

  4. M Pax that gets my vote for Best...quote...ever!


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