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Contest: ‘The Goonies’ iTunes Download
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The Goonies

The Goonies; 25th Anniversary Edition was released on November 2, 2010 on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as for the first time to iTunes along with Bonus extras. We here at Geeks of Doom have one iTunes download of the film with the bonus extras to giveaway to one lucky reader!

One (1) winner will receive:

  • One (1) iTunes Download for The Goonies; 25th Anniversary Edition with Bonus Extras

TO ENTER: There’s just two simple steps:

(1) Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geeks of Doom email digest. If you’re not then click here and sign up. (If you’re already a subscriber, then go right to the next step.)

(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

Good luck!

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Blu-ray Deal: The Omen Collection
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The Omen CollectionThe Blu-ray deal of the week over at Amazon this week is The Omen Collection for $23.99 (that’s 60% off the list price of $59.99).

Note, this deal is valid this week through October 9, 2010.

Also, with this purchase, you’ll get $4 credit to use towards a purchase or rental through Amazon’s Video on Demand service.

This 4-disc Blu-ray collection contains the original iconic horror trilogy — The Omen, Damien: Omen II, and Omen III: The Final Conflict — as well as the 2006 remake The Omen: 666.

See below for a list of special features.

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Deal: ‘The Omen’ Blu-ray Collection
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The Gold Box deal of the day over at Amazon today is The Omen Collection on Blu-ray for only $44.99 (that’s 65% off the list price of $129.98).

This Blu-ray collection contains the 1976 classic film The Omen, our first encounter with spawn of Satan, Damien, as well as its sequels Damien: Omen II (1978) and Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981). The set also includes the 2006 remake, known as 666: The Omen.

All the original movies come with feature commentary, with the first film having several commentries, including one by director Richard Donner. The Omen also has a trivia track and deleted scenes, as well as features pertaining to the remake.

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Deal: ‘Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition’ DVD
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The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day today over at Amazon is Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition for only $45.99 (down 54% from the list price of $99.98).

This 14-disc DVD set has all four Christopher Reeve movies — Superman – The Movie, Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV – The Quest for Peace — along with Superman II – The Richard Donner Cut, an expanded version Superman – The Movie, and Bryan Singer’s more recent continuation of the franchise Superman Returns. There’s also bonus materials, plus three extra discs of documentaries and other bonus materials.

Also included in this megaset are all of the 1940s Fleisher cartoons, a mini-reprint of Superman #7 (from 1987), with script and art by John Byrne, and much more.

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DVD Review: Inside Moves
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Inside Moves DVDInside Moves
Widescreen Edition
Directed by Richard Donner
Starring John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release Date: February 3, 2009

Richard Donner has never been known as a director of quiet and subtle dramas. Even though the former actor got his start as a director in television during the 1960’s, Donner’s feature directorial career has consisted of big studio blockbusters like The Omen, Superman, and the Lethal Weapon franchise.

Between Superman and his Richard Pryor/Jackie Gleason comedy The Toy , Donner decided to make his new film an adaptation of Todd Walton‘s novel Inside Moves. Coming from a director primarily known for large-scale cinematic adventures exploding with emotional excesses, stylistic flourishes, and innovative visual effects, the intimate, character-driven drama would be a drastic change of pace for the veteran filmmaker. The finished film was released in late 1980 to critical raves and non-existent audiences so it had to reach movie buffs the hard way, through cable and video exposure. Now the movie has finally been released on DVD from the Lionsgate and although an intervention was necessary to make sure the DVD contained a remastered widescreen picture and not a low-rent full frame transfer, this wonderfully eccentric drama has finally earned its chance to reach the widest possible audience, an opportunity that bad timing and a mediocre marketing strategy deprived Inside Moves of the first time.

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Deal: Buy 2 Get 1 Free Blu-Ray Sale!
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Amazon is now having a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Blu-ray Sale, which is happening through December 17.

Add three illegible Blu-ray titles to your shopping cart, and get the lowest priced item for free. You have to add all the items to your shopping cart to see the discount.

Here are some picks from the list of 172 qualifying Blu-ray titles that I’d probably grab if I actually had a Blu-ray player …

Blade Runner (Five-Disc Complete Collector’s Edition) $27.95
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation $19.95
The Lost Boys $19.95
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (Extreme Unrated) $19.95
Superman II – The Richard Donner Cut $19.95
The Orphanage $24.95
Justice League: The New Frontier Special Edition $20.95

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‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Dies A Sad, Expected Death
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Lethal WeaponOK, while it’s not 100% guaranteed never ever to happen, it does now look like we won’t be seeing Lethal Weapon 5.

As you may recall, producer Joel Silver was just waiting to hear back from Mel Gibson and it appears that Mr. Gibson was heard from. The LA Times spoke to Lethal Weapon‘s first director Richard Donner, who said said that Gibson is a no-go.

Mel turned it down. I would like to think that Mel turned it down because I wasn’t involved. Knowing Mel, I would like to think that. Would that be the kind of thing he does? It sure would be.
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