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The Cinematic Katzenjammer: DVD Court: Nov. 6


DVD Court: Nov. 6

This week, we put a handful of films on trial. As The Jury, we recommend what should happen to a particular DVD released today. Voting Burn It, Skip It, Rent It, or Buy It, we come together to deliver a verdict and hope to help you decide what to watch or avoid. We've also now added our Court of Appeals, where we allow a mention of another particular release that we find worth "saving" (aka buying). We also still have two spots open. To apply, email me here presenting your case.

The Jury:
Nick of The Cinematic Katzenjammer
Ries of The Cinematic Katzenjammer
Joe of Two Dude Review
Vern of The Vern's Videovangaurd
Andrew and Sarah of Two Tickets For...
Dave of Dave Examines Movies
Andy of Andy Watches Movies

Sati of Cinematic Corner
Daniel of Daniel's Film Reviews
Mavi of FilmScope

"On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa's youngest son looks to use his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission."
Directed by: Sarah Smith & Barry Cook, Rated: PG, 97 minutes

Nick: Rent It
Ries: Skip It
Joe: Rent It
Vern: Rent It
Andrew and Sarah: Skip It
Dave: Rent It
Andy: Skip It
Sati: Skip It
Daniel: Rent It
Mavi: Buy It
Verdict: Rent It

"Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days."
Directed by: Lynn Shelton, Rated: R, 90 minutes

Nick: Rent It
Ries: Skip It
Joe: Rent It
Vern: Rent It
Andrew and Sarah: RentIt
Dave: Rent It
Andy: Rent It
Sati: Rent It
Daniel: Rent It
Mavi: Rent It

Verdict: Rent It

"A couple's wedding day turns into a horrific events as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness."
Directed by: Paco Plaza, Rated: R, 80 minutes

Nick: Buy It
Ries: Burn It
Joe: Burn It
Vern: Skip It
Andrew and Sarah: Skip It
Dave: Burn It
Andy: Skip It
Sati: Burn It
Daniel: Skip It
Mavi: Buy It
Verdict: Burn It

"Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner."
Directed by: Marc Webb, Rated: PG-13, 136 minutes

Nick: Buy It
Ries: Skip It
Joe: Buy It
Vern: Rent It
Andrew and Sarah: Rent It
Dave: Buy It
Andy: Rent It
Sati: Skip It
Daniel: Buy It
Mavi: Rent It
Verdict: Hung Jury
Overruled: Buy It

The Court of Appeals

Rashomon (Criterion Blu-ray)

Sunset Boulevard (Blu-ray)

They Live (Blu-ray Collector's Edition)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (Blu-ray Collector's Edition)

Arthur Christmas
[Rec] 3: Genesis
The Raven

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At November 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God Spider-Man made it, LOL

At November 6, 2012 at 2:05 PM , Blogger alienxphile said...

The Amazing Spider-Man - (6.5/10.0) I enjoyed it but not as much as Spider-Man 1 + 2. It's sad to see that [REC] 3 is under 'Burn It'. Haven't seen it yet but I loved the first and somewhat like the second. Let's hope part 4 picks up the slack.

At November 6, 2012 at 2:23 PM , Anonymous Christel said...

I've only seen the first REC so far but I really want to see the others as well. Even though the verdic on 3 is burn it.
I like how The Amazing Spider-Man was overruled, haha!

At November 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um.......this wasn't the same series as Spider-Man 1 & 2. It's apples and oranges, you CAN'T compare it, if you do, then you're not being fair.

At November 6, 2012 at 4:01 PM , Blogger Mavi@filmscope said...

Damn you guys crazy Rec3 nowhere near the standard of the first 2 but to skip it or burn it, pfft its at least a rent, but I needed to finish the trilogy...

At November 6, 2012 at 5:06 PM , Blogger Nick said...

Had to happen lol

At November 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM , Blogger Nick said...

You can compare. They're very different yes, but its too similar not to compare. I prefer Amazing, though.

At November 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM , Blogger Nick said...

I can't wait to see 3. Don't care about the verdict lol.

At November 6, 2012 at 5:08 PM , Blogger Nick said...

I'm in the same boat as you, Mavi lol.

At November 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM , Anonymous AWM said...

In true Criterion addict fashion, when I went to buy Rashomon tonight I walked out with 3 other Criterion blus too...
Oh well, I know what I'm doing with my weekend!

At November 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Nick said...

That's why I stay away from Barnes & Noble during the sales. Tough when its where the girlfriend works lol

At November 7, 2012 at 1:59 PM , Blogger alienxphile said...

I think it is absolutely fair game to compare the two. The Amazing Spider-Man is a reboot and I prefer the original. Apples and oranges would be like comparing Batman and Spider-Man. They aren't even from the same comic book company. Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man, SAME superhero and SAME company, is like comparing Granny Smiths and McIntosh.

At November 7, 2012 at 2:34 PM , Blogger awsumdave said...

It's based off of Spider-Man yes, but there are a bunch of different versions of Spider-Man, There is the Amazing Spider-Man, there is the Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man Unlimited, there is even Zombie Spider-Man. Spider-Man has died in one comic, while he lives in another. The comic Amazing Spider-Man is based off of in this movie, is a different comic than Toby McGuire's series. It is MEANT to be viewed differently. Heck, even in straight sequels, I view those independantly as well, UNlESS, I have to compare them. Like movies that don't make any sense unless you know what happened to the previous movie(s).

At November 7, 2012 at 8:08 PM , Blogger Nick said...


At November 8, 2012 at 12:30 AM , Blogger Brian said...

Hoping to get to My Sister's Sister sometime in the next couple of weeks. Looked interesting. Glad to see Spidey make the cut. I didn't love it like many people did but I definitely see the virtue.


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