Moving Pictures on VHS, DVD and Cable TV
Bull Durham
The Best of Billy Wilder:
Some Like It Hot; The Apartment; One Two Three
“Larry Sanders” Season 1 DVD
“Say Anything” DVD
“The Simpsons” Season 2 DVD
“The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The Eighth Dimension” Special Edition DVD
If you can say the title of the this cult sci-fi spoof with a straight face, then you're probably already a fan.
“Boondock Saints” DVD
Willem Dafoe as a gay FBI agent. Billy Connolly as a brutal hitman. What else do you need to know?
Zog's Place
A hilarious documentary about MH comedian Seth Herzog and his so-called apartment.
"Wet Hot American Summer" DVD
Hilarious send-up of 80's summer camp movies by members of The State. DVD contains alternate soundtrack with extra farts, for those who like that sort of thing.
Dave and Steve's Video Game Explosion
Dave and Steve mix comedy bits with hard-hitting reviews of new console titles. Part of "BurlyTV" on TBS, Thursday at 2:00am ET.
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete First Season” DVD
Start fresh from the beginning, before things got all angst-y.
"8 1/2"
Loads of extras on this 2-disc set of Fellini's best movie. Suck it, "La Dolce Vita"!
"The Simpsons: The Complete First Season" DVD
The entire first season with tons of extras, including commentary tracks by Matt Groening, production art and scripts. Best DVD Ever!
"With a Friend Like Harry"
Summer cabin + wife and three kids + mysterious, long-forgotten schoolmate + the word “Hitchcockian” = cool psychological thriller. And it’s French!
"Big Trouble in Little China Special Edition DVD"
John Carpenter gave us supernatural kung-fu way before “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” It’s got Kurt Russell, so how bad could it be? (Trick question.) Includes music video for the theme song by Carpenter's band.

"Les Vampires"
Buckle up! This seven-hour film from 1915 will beat you senseless but leave you begging for more. A silent serial by French director Louis Feuillade follows “Irma Vep” (hint: anagram) and her gang of thieves as they try to conquer all of Paris. A surreal experience guaranteed to delight freaks of all stripes. Available in VHS and DVD.

"Defending Your Life"
Perhaps the only romantic comedy set in the afterlife, this film features one of the most satisfying endings to any movie, ever. Albert Brooks at his best, just before his selfish insecurity schtick began to grow old.
"Kentucky Fried Movie"
Each sketch is a chapter so you can watch "Fistful of Yen" whenever you want. Also features great commetnary from the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team and director John Landis, in which they critique the gags that fall flat.
"They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
A forgotten gem with Jane Fonda as a Depression-era floozy hoping to win a dance marathon. Sort of like "Survivor" in the '20s.
A entertaining, yet harrowing look at the life of cartoonist Robert Crumb. After meeting brothers Charles (who eventually commited suicide after the film’s release) and Maxon (who can often be found sleeping on a bed of nails in downtown San Francisco), you’ll be surprised to find out that Robert is the well-adjusted one.
"Sullivan's Travels," The Criterion Collection DVD
Many films try to capture the feel of a Preston Sturges farce, but few come close. (I'm looking at you, "America's Sweethearts.") This new Criterion edition of one of Sturges' best films is an excellent showcase of the director's distinctive style. It's also one of the best Hollywood satires ever made. Joel McCrea plays a director of light romantic comedies struggling to make a "serious" film about human suffering. Sturges lampoons Hollywood, the media and his own career with terrific zeal. The extensive extras include a PBS documentary on Sturges, storyboards and archival audio clips of the man himself. Of particular interest to comedy fans is the reverent commentary track by Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and directors Noah Baumbach, all greatly influenced by Sturges' witty dialogue and comic timing.
"The Manchurian Candidate"
A love story about a mother, a son and a communist plot to destroy the United States. Only Frank Sinatra can sort out this mess. "The queen of hearts, Raymond, the queen of hearts."
"Lord Love a Duck"
A little-seen black comedy from 1966 about pederasty, incest, obsession and murder. Perfect for the holidays!
"Hands on a Hard Body"
No, it's not porn. It's even better: A comic documentary about quirky Texans who compete to see who can keep their hands on a truck the longest.
"One, Two, Three"
Next time someone is going on and on about "His Girl Friday" or "The Lady Eve," just say, "What about 'One, Two, Three?'" When they look at you blankly, shake your head and say, "No list of screwball comedies is complete with Wilder's 'One, Two, Three,'" or something equally pretentious.
"Rushmore" (dvd)
Fantastic extras include commentary by Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman plus the Max Fischer Players' adaptations of "Armageddon" and "The Truman Show." Also, an episode of the Charlie Rose show.
Just make sure your mom's not in the room when that guy's like, "Her pussy gets SO wet!"
"The Newsroom"
Like "The Larry Sanders Show" but darker and more Canadian, "The Newsroom" is one of the funniest things that has ever been on television. Canadian television.
"Brazil" (dvd)
In his commentary, director Terry Gilliam remarks that he likes to include elements that 90 percent of his audience won't get in order to reward the ten percent that does and to inspire everyone to pay even closer attention. We do that kind of thing at Modern Humorist all the time.
"The Prisoner" on VHS or on DVD
"I am not a number! I am Patrick McGoohan, the reclusive creator and star of this weird-ass '60s television series!"
"H.R. Pufnstuf" Vol.1
No, you weren't hallucinating. These shows actually exist. Thank you, Sid and Marty Krofft.
"Strange Brew" written and directed by Rick Moranis
Yep, the Rick Moranis who conceived of MH's Tiger Woods photo funny is THAT Rick Moranis.

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