It’s your friendly KF on KND Editor in Chief April here, to share some great news for folks who (like me) are in the process of going all-digital with their movie libraries. Right now, Amazon’s running an August Comedy Sale in the Instant Video Store, with recent box office hits and all-time classics available to own for as little as $4.99 in HD. This post presents just a few of the many movies included in the sale that have been on my “to buy in digital” list for a very long time, but have never been available for less than $9.99 to own—even in SD.
Why are we here, what’s it all about? The Monty Python-team is trying to sort out the most important question on Earth: what is the meaning of life? They do so by exploring the various stages of life, starting with birth.
A doctor seems more interested in his equipment than in delivering the baby or caring for the mother, a Roman Catholic couple have quite a lot of children because ‘every sperm is sacred’. In the growing and learning part of life, catholic schoolboys attend a rather strange church service and ditto sex education lesson. Onto war, where an officer’s plan to attack is thwarted by his underlings wanting to celebrate his birthday and an officer’s leg is bitten off by presumably an African tiger. At middle age a couple orders ‘philosophy’ at a restaurant, after which the film continues with live organ transplants.
The autumn years are played in a restaurant…The Grim Reaper brings for the final stage of human life, death, a visit to a mansion, where the people are rather interested in him. But life doesn’t stop at death. It’s on to heaven, where it’s always Christmas. – Written by Arnoud Tiele
Bruce Almighty (PG-13, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD/$3.99 in HD, $7.99 to own in SD or HD)
Bruce Nolan, a television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., is discontented with almost everything in life despite his popularity and the love of his girlfriend Grace.
At the end of the worst day of his life, Bruce angrily ridicules and rages against God and God responds.
God appears in human form and, endowing Bruce with divine powers, challenges Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do it any better. – Written by Cezzie
Parenthood (PG-13, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD/$3.99 in HD, $4.99 to own in SD or HD)
The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children.
They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the “black sheep” of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.
– Written by Murray Chapman
Shaun of the Dead (R, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD/$3.99 in HD, $7.99 to own in SD or HD)
Life isn’t too good for Shaun (Simon Pegg). He lives with his best friend Ed (Nick Frost), neglects his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) and despises his step-dad (Bill Nighy).
When Liz dumps Shaun, he vows to get his life back on track. Unfortunatly, this is the day that the dead has decided to come back to life.
With a cricket bat and Ed by his side, Shaun sets out to rescue those he loves and those he doesn’t love, and heads to the safest place he knows…the Winchester. – Written by Film_Fan
Liar Liar (PG-13, 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent in SD/$3.99 in HD, $7.99 to own in SD or HD)
Fletcher Reede, a fast talking attorney, habitual liar, and divorced father is an incredibly successful lawyer who has built his career by lying.
He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and always breaking promises to be with his favorite young son Max, but Fletcher lets Max down once too often, for missing his own son’s birthday party.
But until then at 8:15 Max has decided to make an honest man out of him as he wishes for one whole day his dad couldn’t tell a lie.
When the wish comes true all Fletcher can do is tell the truth and cannot tell one lie. Uh-oh for Fletcher! – Written by Anthony Pereyra