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Christopher Webster [DVD News 12.08.09] movie news dvd

Without a doubt, the biggest release of the week is the AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa boxed set coming from The Criterion Collection. The 25 disc set (amazon) has been put together for the occasion of the centenary of his birth and is the largest Kurosawa collection ever assembled. It includes most films spanning his 50 year career (1943 to 1993). At $400 retail however, I'll probably have to settle for revisiting my 3-disc Seven Samurai set for now.

Another big release this week is Home Movie (amazon), Christopher Denham's horror festival favorite. It garnered some amazing reviews when it played well over a year ago, including a 10/10 by our own Rick Mcgrath, so it's gotta be good.

Another long awaited release is Tkashi Miike's cult shocker, Gozu (amazon), which is getting a 2-Disc Collector's Edition.

Carlos Moreno's gangland drama, Dog Eat Dog (amazon), about an "agoraphobic kingpin of the Columbian underworld who surveys his empire from atop a luxury high-rise" (trailer, review) is also out today.

Shane Meadows' Brit coming-of-ager, Somers Town (trailer, review, amazon) is also seeing release from

And who can forget Brad Sykes' fanboy homage to the Alien rip-offs of the 1980s, Plaguers (trailer, amazon).

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UncleB (12 years ago) Reply

I have to differ with the 10/10 HOME MOVIES got. There must have been some pretty bad films it was up against to warrant a 10. Pasdar was ok but the children and the wife were amatuer at best. The children just acted like little bastards for no apparent reason. I did think the film was going somewhere (SPOILER) when the biting scene happened but they didn't take it in the direction that would have given the film atleast a little back story. There was no reason given for the childrens behavior, when or why it started or even why the parents didn't just beat the shit out of the little pricks. The scene at the end with the wife was probably some of the worst acting I've seen in my life. PASS on this unless you have an hour or so to throw away.


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

You forgot a few, I would go to for a more complete list of dvd releases.

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