It’s a light week for the genre. Also, there’s a
slight format change this week; details below.
I’m doing things a bit differently this week. Most
non-genre releases will be listed as usual, but the
one item that I
think is really fantastic, and the one product you
should get if you
buy only one new release this week, will be listed
the other lists. This “pick of the week” may or may
not be genre.
The genre releases include:
pack: This has Blade and Blade II.
Add in The
Punisher, and it would include every recent
I’ve never seen.
Grudge): This is the original Japanese version.
It may be worth a
comparison to the recent remake.
Wives: Yet another summer release I haven’t had a
chance to see
Now, the non-genre releases include:
Jones’s Diary (Collector’s Edition): This was a
comedy. It’s not my thing, but someone out there may
enjoy it, or
need to do Christmas shopping for someone who
Python’s Flying Circus Megaset and Life of Python
a similar bundle with Monty Python Live
instead of the
Life of Python. The main reason to buy this
would be to get
the entire series on DVD.
Complete Eighth Season: For those who didn’t tire
of the show
seven seasons earlier.
Wind (4 Disc Collector’s Edition): Highly
regarded as a classic.
Frankly, my dear…
Platinum Collection: I wouldn’t shell out for the
especially since that would entail paying actual
money for the sequel,
but the original is actually amusing.
Silver Screen Collection: This one is Universal’s
all their big Marx Brothers movies. (The Warner Bros.
already available.) With Duck Soup,
Business, and Animal Crackers, this
nearly made the
first Pick of the Week.
Comedy Collection: The Bank Dick has
released under the Criterion label.
Finally, my pick for the best product coming out this
week is the Fritz
Collection, which contains Metropolis,
Nibelungen, Woman in the Moon, and
a Kino International release, including the fully
restored version of
the dystopian Metropolis, which I plan to
Lang was a fantastic early director who was
I’d love to get my hands on more of his stuff.
While Blade 1 got silly somtimes it is a fun movie … but Guillermo del Toro made a kickass movie in Blade 2 … the aint it cool news review of it is X-rated and fun. And “The Punisher” should only be used to punish yourself
Re: Blade 2
Say it twice. The two Blade movies were really good times. The third one looks like it has potential as well (introducing the Nightstalkers). The only reason I can think of to avoid Blade is if you don’t enjoy over-the-top fight scenes, and I don’t personally know anyone with a Y chromosome who has that particular defect.
Re: Blade 2
Say it thrice! The first one was an average comic book adaptation with above average fight scenes. The second one betters the first in every way, plus it has the added bonus of having Ron Perlman (without a large amount of makeup!).
Seriously, skip The Punisher and at least rent Blade 2 Fiziko – it’s not Spider-Man, but it’s a fun movie.
Re: Blade 2
Yeah, but Triple H will install a glass ceiling and hold down the Nightstalkers. And Blade. And everyone else.
(I can explain the above joke, but only a few people will care.)