Win The Ultimate Swashbucklers Collection!

Swashbucklers Collection from Mill Creek Entertainment DVD Cover Art

So one month from today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. It seemed only fitting that we would try to do some sort of special contest–and here’s what we’ve come up with. Mill Creek Entertainment has your pirate film festival in a box: 39 episodes of The Buccaneers, 14 episodes of The Adventures of Long John Silver, plus fourteen films including titles like Hell Ship Mutiny and The Black Pirates.

Sure it’s not the Criterion Collection, but it is a truckload of pirate goodness. Do you want it? Arrr, of course ye do.

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Something Odd #57

Previously…on Something Odd. Orvil and Eye have decided to celebrate saving the world from green space pigs by turning their apartment into Disneyworld. This has pissed off Sig, who has brought his date, Judy, home for some implied nookie, only to find a giant tea cup from Disneyworld, purchased via eBay, dominating their den. Judy has decided to hang out in the tea cup and Sig retires to the balcony, only to find that Satan has joined the party.

Something Odd #57

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Stuff You Need to Know: Voltron Movie Not Yet Thrown to the Lions

  • The Banana Splits are back. With short films, music videos, DVDs, CDs, and live performances at Banana Splitsville, a new part of Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They are going to be on Cartoon Network, both the channel and the website. Their new album is called Go Bananas Your Way. All four Splits, Bingo, Drooper, Fleegle and Snorky are returning. Floobus, the Pete Best of the group and “Fifth Split,” will be featured on an upcoming episode of VH1: Behind the Music. Source: Variety.
  • Laurence Fishburne is officially on board with CSI and shows up in the ninth episode this season. Source: Variety.
  • Sopranos: The Complete Series

  • HBO is putting out The Sopranos: The Complete Series. 86 episodes, remastered on 28 discs, plus two bonus discs and three discs worth of soundtrack. Asking price on Amazon right now is $280. And of course, 3.5 hours of bonus stuff is “never-before-seen,” so if you bought all the season boxed sets…I know you’re probably using some profanity at the moment. I know you’re going to want to know what’s in that 3.5 hours, and here’s what the release says…

    Supper with The Sopranos, two sit-down dinners with cast and crew full of insider trivia like what was the one condition Stevie Van Zandt made in order to play Silvio and what did Edie Falco as Carmella forget to wear during the final diner scene; as well as a separate, exclusive two-part interview of creator David Chase by actor Alec Baldwin (a huge fan who tried to get Chase to cast him in an episode) where Chase shares his personal views including his first impression of James Gandolfini during his audition and who was his inspiration for Lidia in the show.

    You can pre-order it here.

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    Paul, Misty, Rashy and Super Rica Are Now Animated Colorforms

    Super Rica, Rashy, Misty and Paul

    Here’s a new timesuck from Paul Dini (who writes a damn fine Batman), Misty Lee (who performs some damn fine magic) and their sock monkeys (who get into trouble quite a bit). All the members of their family are now animated characters on GoAnimate.com. And you can create your own animations starring them–all you have to do is sign up for free with the site.

    If you haven’t met Rashy and his family, you should check out their official site. And if you didn’t get the Colorforms joke then…ask your parents.

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    Your Monday Morning Mental Sorbet: Sammo Hung And His Bag

    Sammo Hung: Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind

    For this morning’s whacked out video, we present what is, quite possibly, the best fu trailer of all time. And we do not make that claim lightly. This is Sammo Hung starring in Spooky Encounters, aka Encounter of the Spooky Kind. Which is kind of a fucked up zombie/vampire/black magic film that, as the trailer promises, “carries logic.” Also, copious amounts of “horro.” NSFW for brief male ass and chicken abuse.
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