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Knight and Day-Dud, HR Pufnstuff-Duh


Knight and Day

Somebody who makes a lot of money and sits in a nice office at a big movie studio thought it would be a very good idea to get top-notch talent to star in a summer blockbuster action comedy. The movie, formerly titled Wichita and Trouble Man, went through "development hell," attaching and discarding several directors and screenwriters. Everyone from Adam Sandler to Chris Tucker to Eva Mendes were once cast in the movie. Eventually, it came down to Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The good-looking pair spend as much time jumping from moving cars as they do looking like they could jump out of the movie. Knight and Day tanked at the box office. It was the worst result for an action film starring Tom Cruise in 20 years. He can't make Mission Impossible 4 soon enough.

Sid and Marty Krofft's Saturday Morning Hits

To say that Sid and Marty Krofft were the most successful producers of Saturday morning television in the 1970s just doesn't cut it. Their shows were so bad they were brilliant.

Take H.R. Pufnstuf. As in H.R. (hand rolled) puffin' stuff? This blast from the past collection also includes Land of the Lost (with the worst special effects ever), Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, Sigmund and the Sea Monster, The Bugaloos and my favorite, Lidsville, in which a boy falls into a magician's hat and lands in a world where hats rule. The DVD also includes new interviews with the stars of the shows and a never-before-seen pilot of the very first Krofft production.