I am waaaaaaaay behind. I don't see when I'd be able to sort this out the way I normally do, so here's a slightly quicker and dirtier version of the big, big list of releases for the week beginning Tuesday.
If anybody wants to single out any particular releases or take the opportunity to make whatever crappy jokes I'd normally make, that'd be fantastique.
It's sorted out by distributor - fortunately almost ALL of these distributors tend to find their releases stuck into one section of my posts, so for about 90% of these companies, it'll be easy enough to figure out what you should actually look at and what you should skip.
My apologies to "Slumdog Millionaire." ;-)
The following chart MAY help you search the list for things you're really interested in:
COMPANY TAGS: (ANIME) Anime (ART) Classical: Art (ATR) Movies: And the rest (ATR COLL) Movies: And the rest (double/triple features/collections) (BIBLES) Etc.: Bibles (BIG) Movies: The Big Ones (BIG CRITERION) Criterion Collection of the week (BIG KINO) Kino of the week (CLASSICAL) Classical/opera/ballet/&c. (COLLECTIONS OF MYSTERY) Etc.: Collections of mystery (COMEDY) Comedy (DOC) Movies: Documentaries (ESP) En español (EXP) New to Blu-ray (aka "expensive versions of movies you already own") (FURN) Movies: Foreign Films (KIDZ) Kidz releazez of the week (MUSIC) Music (MUSIC IMPORT) Music (import) (MUSIC LEARNIN') Music: Instructional (MUSICZ) Music: Hip hop/zines (NOOMA) Art: Nooma zine (PD) "Public domain" collections (RELEASES OF MYSTERY) Etc.: Releases of mystery (SMUT) Smut (SMUT RETRO) Retro smut (SPORTS) Sports! (SPORTS VROOOOM) Sports!: Auto performance/it's called driftin' (SWEAT) Exercise videos (SWEAT WIGGLIN') Bellydancing (TV) TV (TV NOT ON TV) TV: TV not on TV
THIS WEEK: 316 DVD, 36 Blu-ray
And here they are!
Okay, I *did* make a PICK OF THE WEEK: The IT Crowd: The Complete Season One (The W at Amazon) (Channel 4, 2006) Finally, an export release of the great British sitcom - more info at MPI (mpihomevideo.com).
Weird, this one has been out in Canada (or at least my local HMV) for at least a week.
Originally posted by CRZDoes anybody care if I go back to the other way or keep doing it this way (or if I do it at all)? (Does anybody READ this far?)
I prefer this way, but I know that formatting the videogame release posts can be a pain in the ass and those are way shorter and less complex than the DVD posts so I figure you should do whatever works for you.
Originally posted by CRZDoes anybody care if I go back to the other way or keep doing it this way
I like the old way.
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I had tried to do what you do with this weeks stuff, and I got up to letter m and then forgot about it. Here's the stuff that I had something to say about.
Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band - Pandora recommended some Pansy Division songs to me at some point, probably on my TMBG station. It was catchy stuff. Let me see if I can remember the titles. "Bad Boyfriend", "Fem In A Black Leather Jacket, "James Bondage", "You're Going To Need Your Friends" (the only version on YouTube is distorted to hell). And just in case the group name and the DVD title didn't make it obvious, Pansy Division plays a genre of music they call queercore.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - The First Three Seasons and Season 4, Part 1 - In other words, THE COMPLETE SERIES (until the rest comes out). This is our MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM OF THE WEEK, at $156.99. (I think. As I say, I didn't make it all the way through)
FURN Female Prisoner Sigma - (2006, Japanese) Here's (The W at Amazon) a version that has cover art and is cheaper. I assume they are the same, but I'm just a stupid Gaijin. Tokyo Zombie - (2005, Japanese) The 3 Faces of Shinji Aoyama - (Japanese) A boxed set of 3 movies from the director: 1997's "An Obession", 1999's "Embalming", and 1997's "Wild Life". Primo Levi's Journey ? (2006, Italian) I don't think this one is going to be available. If you're interested, get this one instead. At least that one has a cover. I was all set to show off my Spanish knowledge and tell you that this was about someone's Cousin Levi, but I was wrong. Primo Levi is an Italian Jew who wrote about his time in Auschwitz. Yella - (2007, German) Timo Rose's BEAST - (2008, German) Jean Genet's un Chant d'Amour - (1950, French) Another copy of the famed 26-minute silent movie that appears to have been banned until 1975 due to its homosexual content. More information on wikipedia. Pay $4.50 more and get the version that actually bothered to scan the cover. The Cremator - (1969, Czech) Cat in the Brain - (1990, Italian) Fallen Angels (Special Edition) - (1995, Cantonese) Happy Together (Special Edition) - (1997, Cantonese) Tehilim - (2007, Hebrew) No Regret - (2006, Korean) Timecrimes - (2007, Spanish)
INDIE FILMS Isle of the Damned - I have to say, I believed them when they said it was a 1980 movie from a director named Antonello Giallo. But some more research indicates that this is underground filmmakers parodying the style of cheesy horror movies. GPS: The Movie The Way of War [Blu-ray] - starring Cuba Gooding Jr., IMDB says it came out in limited markets May 2008. Stomp! Shout! Scream! Teen Boxer (1997) - this appears to be a retitling of "Kickboxing Academy", one of the first appearances of Chyler Leigh (Dr. Lexie Grey, "Grey's Anatomy"). It is no longer listed on the Infinity Entertainment Group website, but here's the Google cache text: "Teen Boxer is the film that launched the fast-rising career of Chyler Leigh (Dr. Lexi Grey on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Not Another Teen Movie) who is romantically cast opposite her own real-life brother, Christopher Khayman Lee ("Power Rangers In Space")." I bet she wishes no records of this movie existed. Cthulhu (2007) - starring Tori Spelling The Raven (2007) Holding Trevor (2007)
SMUT Barcelona Sex Project Star of David: Hunting for Beautiful Girls - wha? Is this Jewish porn?
RELIGION - WHO'S IT SIGNED BY? JESUS? New American Standard Bible: Signature Edition The Message: Numbered Signature Edition
INSTRUCTIONAL Musicpro Guides: Digital Performer 6 20 Easy Tunes for the Beginner Fiddler calming the storm - an $80 DVD from people who write in run-on sentences? What could go wrong? If you insist on buying this, you can get it for $39.95 at http://www.ivyparenting.com/calmingtwo.asp
APPARENTLY GUIDOS DON'T WORRY ABOUT GRAMMAR Jim Labriola's Night Of A 1,000 Guido's Comedy Special - now I have to make sure I don't make any stupid mistakes in this post, or someone will be sure to point them out.
On the heels of the live action version being released next year the 20th anniversary of the original movie is packed full of some new material and storyboards not released before with concept art for the movie that hasn't been seen until now or at least ...