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DVD Releases For Week Beginning 30-08-2004

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Hey folks.

What a damn week, is what. Lot’s of great stuff on the DVD front, and even though The Duke’s home of Mondo Irlando has been taken hostage for a day or two, the fact that Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy, a bunch of Miyazaki classics and also loads of the religious sci-fi doom-mongering Apocalypse flicks are on today’s schedule makes it all seem bearable.

Fuck The Duke and his cash squandering.

Oh well.

Here’s the five picks, friends.

Alan Clarke Collection

This five disc set has the only Alan Clarke flicks you’ll ever need, being a bunch of his best work of all ever; Brutal prison drama Scum, skinhead fest Made In Britain, football hooligan extravaganza The Firm and the Van Sant-inspiring Elephant, using a non-linear narrative device for to paint a portrait of terrorist violence in Northern Ireland. Essential.

Videodrome – 2-Disc Set

One of Cronenberg’s best ever films, alongside the likes of The Fly and Scanners, this finally gets a decent DVD outing. Now you can hear Davie and friends yack over the scenes about James Woods finds a hoo-hah in his tummy, and also enjoy the documentary Forming The New Flesh.

Trekkies / Trekkies 2

The best films about sci-fi geeks ever made, the release of the second film means this box is now available with both of ‘em. The first is probably best, but both are more than deserving of your cash.

Slackers 2-Disc Set

Richard Linklater’s seminal debut, a series of character studies and discussions about everything from Madonna’s smear tests to alien conspiracies. If you enjoyed School Of Rock, then why not see where the director started out?

The Passion Of The Christ / The Passion Of The Jew

Gibson’s masterpiece is finally released (See The Full DVD Review Here), and on the same day we get The Passion Of The Jew from those South Park cats. Also on the south park disc are a couple more religion-themed episodes, like Christian Rock Hard, when Cartman forms a Christian rock band in order to make his millions, and Red Hot Catholic Love where the priest goes to the Vatican to discover what’s going on with all these sex scandals anyhow? Brilliant stuff. Gibson’s film has, alas, nary an extra to be seen, but it’s still the most beautiful exploitation flick ever made.

Well, here’s the rundown, folks, with occasional commentary as per usual.

100% Puro Norteno (2004)
Studio: Universal Music & Video Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Popular Music

24th Day (2004)
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
Rated: R
Genre: Drama Thriller

ABC News Nightline – The Hajj (2001)
Studio: MPI Home Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: TV, Religion

Ah! Que Kiko – Volume 4 (2004)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Foreign Family Comedy

Ah! Que Kiko – Volume 5 (2004)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Foreign Family Comedy

Ah! Que Kiko – Volume 6 (2004)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Foreign Family Comedy

Alan Clarke Collection (1977)
5-Disc Boxed Set
Studio: Blue Underground
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Brit Urban Drama

All Ladies Do It (2001)
Studio: Ryko Distribution
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Adult

The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 – Volume Three (2004)
Studio: Universal Music & Video Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Music, Folk, Blues

And 1 MixTape Volume 7 (2004)
Studio: Ryko Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Sports

Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
Collector’s Edition
Studio: Troma Team Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Supernatural Comedy

Animal Stories: Volume 1 (1970)
Studio: Pro-Active Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Family Drama

Animal Stories: Volume 2
Studio: Pro-Active Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Family Drama

Annie – A Royal Adventure! (1995)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: PG
Genre: Musical TV Sequel

Apocalypse (1998)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Religious Thriller Fantasy
The Duke SaysAnother installment in the ongoing and bafflingly successful “End Of The World” series, a bunch a films made by Christian Fundamentalists imagining all kinds of nonsense going down at the end of days. I preferred Arnold Schwarzenegger’s version, is the truth of the matter.

Ashley Judd Movie Pack – Double Jeopardy/Kiss the Girls (1997)
2-Disc Set (Back to Back)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Thriller

Ashley Judd Movie Pack – Double Jeopardy/Kiss the Girls (1997)
2-Disc Set (Side by Side)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Thriller

Aura Battler Dunbine – Vol. 8: Invaders from Byston Well (2004)
Studio: ADV Films, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Anime

Azumanga Daioh – Vol. 4: Friends! (2002)
Studio: ADV Films, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Anime

Baby Ballet (2001)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids Dance Instructional

Baby Songs: Animals (2000)
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids Educational

Baby Songs: Good Night (1999)
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids Educational

Baby Songs: Rock & Roll (2000)
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids Educational

Ballet Class for Beginners
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Dance Instructional

The Bat (1926)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Silent Horror

The Best of Tromadance Film Festival – Vol. 3 (2004)
Studio: Troma Team Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Short Horror Collection
The Duke SaysCollection of the short films shown at this years Tromadance extravaganza, no doubt filled with a load of the behind the scenes malarkey and probably featuring head honcho himself, the genius that is Lloyd Kaufman.

Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Supernatural Drama

Bible Time Classics: Volume 1 (1961)
Studio: Pro-Active Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Biblical Drama
The Duke SaysSet of four Biblical epic type deals, ranging from Orson Welles in David And Goliath (1961), to the frankly non-Biblical Martin Luther (1953). Joseph And His Brethren from 1960 is in here too, but most exciting of all is the prospect of Mario Bava’s 1960 Esther And The King.

Bible Time Classics: Volume 2
Studio: Pro-Active Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Biblical Drama
The Duke Says – Second collection, this time featuring the lavish TV production I Beheld His Glory (1953), and also The Power Of The Resurrection, Hill Number One and another Spanish epic, 1964’s Saul And David.

The Black Orchid (1959)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Romantic Comedy

Blood Heat (2002)
Studio: Media Blasters
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Sci-Fi Action Adventure

Bob Hope Chevy Christmas Special
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Comedy

Bob Hope Christmas Show
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Comedy

The Bonesetter (2004)
Studio: Tempe Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Horror Thriller

Braceface – Vol. 2: Getting Real (2004)
Studio: FUNimation Productions, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Broadway Bill (1934)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Comedy Drama

Burn Up W (2004)
Essential Anime
Studio: ADV Films, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Anime

Cabbage Patch Kids – Vol. 4: The New Kid (1996)
Studio: Goldhil Home Media International
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Carga De Tunas (2003)
Studio: Vanguard International Cinema
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Foreign Drama

Celebration of Me Grover (2004)
Studio: Sony Music Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Celia Cruz & Friends – A Night of Salsa (2000)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Music, Latin, Salsa

Changed Lives: Miracles of Passion (2004)
Studio: GoodTimes Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Religious Documentary

Children’s Classics: Volume 1
Studio: Pro-Active Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Family Drama

Children’s Classics: Volume 2
Studio: Pro-Active Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Family Drama

Children’s Favorite – Halloween Treats (2004)
Studio: Hit Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004)
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Stand-Up Comedy
The Duke SaysAbsolutely breathtaking performance from Rock, the finest stand-up comedian since Bill Hicks. Topical, controversial, truly inspirational, and funny as all hell. Seriously, forget about the fella’s films and pick this up, is what The Duke would suggest.

Christmas Cartoon Collection (2001)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids, Animation

Christmas Without Snow (1980)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Holiday Adventure Drama

City Without Men (1943)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Prison Drama

Class of Nuke ‘Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991)
3-Disc Set
Studio: Troma Team Video
Rated: R
Genre: Cult Horror
The Duke SaysThree Discs for this inspired sequel to the film about nuclear radiation and so on at a high school. Hopefully includes yet another of Lloyd Kaufman’s brilliant commentary tracks.

Classic Comedy: 4 Movie Box Set (1939)
Studio: Pro-Active Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Comedy

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Melodrama

Country Gentlemen (1936)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Comedy

The Country Girl (1954)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Musical Drama

Curious Buddies – Exploring at the Beach (2004)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Curious Buddies – Helping at Home (2004)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Curious Buddies – Look and Listen at the Park (2004)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Cyber Bandits (1995)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Sci-Fi Action

Dawn on the Great Divide (1942)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Western

Deceived (2002)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Religious Sci-Fi Thriller

Desire Under the Elms (1958)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Melodrama

The Devil Diamond (1937)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Mystery Drama

Dora the Explorer – Dora’s Halloween (2004)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

The Drums of Jeopardy (1931)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Horror

El Corrido De Luis Pulido
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Mexican Thriller

El Dedos De oro (2004)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Mexican Thriller

The Embalmer (1966)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Horror

Enemies of Laughter (2000)
Studio: Vanguard International Cinema
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Comedy
The Duke SaysProto-Curb Your Enthusiasm, as struggling sitcom writer David Paymer becomes the focus of a comedy documentary.

Ernani (1983)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classical Music, Opera

Extreme Force (2000)
Studio: Razor Digital Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Martial Arts Action Adventure

Falstaff (1983)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classical Music, Opera

Family Adventures: Volume 1
Studio: Pro-Active Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Family Drama

Family Adventures: Volume 2
Studio: Pro-Active Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Family Drama

First Steps on Mars (2003)
Studio: MPI Home Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Special Interest, Space Exploration

Flight to Nowhere (1946)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Sci-Fi Thriller

Food For The Heart (1999)
Studio: Razor Digital Entertainment
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Forbidden (2001)
Studio: Razor Digital Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Erotic Drama

Fractured Flickers – The Complete Collection (1963)
Studio: VCI Home Video (Video Communications, Inc.)
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic TV Comedy

Fuga De Cerebros (2004)
Original Spanish with English Subtitles.
Studio: Vanguard International Cinema
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Foreign Crime Drama

Gettysburg and Stories of Valor – Civil War Minutes III DVD Box Set (2004)
Studio: Inecom Entertainment Company
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Special Interest, Educational, Civil War

Gravitation – Vol. 2: Stars on the Rise (1999)
Studio: Right Stuf International
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Anime

The Great Rupert (1953)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Comedy

The Groove Room (1975)
In 3-D (includes glasses)
Studio: Media Blasters
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Erotic Comedy
The Duke SaysSexploitation flick what no doubt makes good use of the 3D technology. You’ll go blind, man, is the sorry truth of the matter.

Happy Gilmore/Billy Madison (1996)
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Comedy

Harry Novak Horror Double Feature – The Bloody, the Beautiful, and the Bare/ Behind Locked Doors
Studio: Something Weird Video
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Cult Horror, Adult

The Hee Haw Collection – Starring Johnny Cash (1973)
Studio: WEA
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Country Music, TV

Here is Greenwood (1991)
2-Disc Set
Studio: Media Blasters
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Anime

The History of the 80’s – Box Set (1991)
3-Disc Set
Studio: MPI Home Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: History / Culture

Home in Oklahoma (1946)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Western

Home Invaders (2001)
Studio: Ryko Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Action Adventure

I Can’t Marry You (2004)
Studio: Wolfe Video
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Gay / Lesbian

I Hate to Exercise, I Love to Tap (1984)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Dance Instruction, Fitness

I Lombardi (1984)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classical Music, Opera

I Love Lucy – The Complete Second Season (1952)
5-Disc Set

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic TV Comedy

I’m a Ballerina Now (1995)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids Dance Instructional

Idomeneo (2004)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classical Music, Opera

Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: War Drama

Ile Aiye (The House of Life) (1989)
Studio: Ryko Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Documentary, Religion
The Duke SaysNo less than Talking Heads man David Byrne crafted this flick about the Brazilian religion of Yoruban, yacking both about the history of it all, and taking time to focus on the music and dance integral to the belief.

Invader Zim – Vol. 2: Progressive Stupidity (2001)
Studio: Media Blasters
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Animated Comedy

It’s a Joke, Son (1947)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Political Comedy

Jem and the Holograms – Season 3 Part One (1987)
Studio: WEA
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Jesus – The Complete Story (2000)
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Religious Documentary
The Duke SaysOverdue DVD release for this excellent BBC documentary, taking a peek at the life of Christ from a historical, scientific prospective, up to and including the utilization of computer technology for to discover what Christ may have looked like. A kinda scary looking chubby bloke, it turns out.

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Collector’s Edition
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
Rated: G
Genre : Religious Musical

Judgment (2001)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Religious Drama
The Duke SaysAnother one from the folks behind the religious apocalypse flicks, this has none other than Mr Motherfucking T kicking some ass in the name of God. I pity the fool who don’t drink of that blood!

Junior Jazz (2001)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids Dance Instructional

Just the Facts: The Declaration of Independence (1999)
Studio: Goldhil Home Media International
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: History Documentary

King Crimson – Neal and Jack and Me (2004)
Studio: Ryko Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Popular Music, Rock

La Arrolladora Banda El Limon – En Vivo (2004)
Studio: Universal Music & Video Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Popular music

Laffapalooza! #1 (2003)
Studio: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Stand-Up Comedy

Laffapalooza! #2 (2004)
Studio: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Stand-Up Comedy

The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Sci-Fi Horror

Left Behind (2001)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Religious Action Thriller

Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Religious Action Thriller

Legends of Wimbledon: Bjorn Borg (2004)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Sports, Tennis

Legends of Wimbledon: John McEnroe (2004)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Sports, Tennis

The Legion of Missing Men (1937)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Action Adventure

Lemora: A Child’s tale of the Supernatural (1973)
Studio: Ryko Distribution
Rated: PG
Genre: Horror
The Duke SaysBanned by the Catholic Church for 21 years, now this flick about a woman is tormented by a lesbian vampire can be seen uncut and all cleaned up and so on. Hurrah, is the fact of the matter.

Leonard Bernstein’s Mass
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classical Music

Ley Lines (1999)
Studio: Ryko Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Asian Crime Thriller
The Duke SaysThird and final entry in Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy, this is a typical kinetic, nonlinear, adrenaline-fused barrage of gut-churning violence and Yakuza cool.

Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Western

The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998)
Limited Special Edition
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Rated: G
Genre: Animated, Family

Little Women – Jo’s Story
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama

Little Women – Meg’s Story
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama

Living Hell (2000)
Original Uncut Version
Studio: Choices, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Asian Horror

The Magic of Marciano (2000)
Studio: Vanguard International Cinema
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama

The Mary Higgins Clark Collection: Before I Say Goodbye (2003)
Studio: Ardustry Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Suspense Drama

Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (1985)
Studio: Media Blasters
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Horror, Adventure
The Duke SaysA bunch a folks go wandering round the jungle in search of “The Valley Of The Dinosaur”, only to find themselves knee-deep in freshly torn guts, on account of a bunch a the cannibals.

Matones A Sangre Fria (2004)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Foreign Action Drama

Meet Mr. Kringle
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Holiday Family Drama

Melody for Three (1941)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Melodrama

Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama

Mondo Balardo (1964)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Cult Exploitation Documentary
The Duke SaysBoris Karloff narrates this Mondo flick what sneakily steals some stuff from the original Mondo Cane, including the footage of Rudolph Valentino’s funeral. Plenty of singing midgets and very fat people, though.

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Contains Special 2004 Star Voice Talent
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Anime
The Duke SaysRe-release for this stunning Hayao Miyazaki flick, this time with some voice talent roped in from Disney for the dubbing, instead of the drunks they usually pick up off the streets for to yack over these things.

Mystery Science Theater: The Essentials
Studio: WEA
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: TV Sci-Fi Fantasy

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Features Special 2004 Star Voice Talent
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Anime
The Duke SaysAnother Miyazaki masterpiece given a going over in the voice department, this time with the help of Patrick Stewart and Uma Thurman. The film straddles the same eco-friendly themes utilized so memorably in the later Princess Mononoke.

NBC News Presents: The Last Days Of Jesus (2004)
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Religious Documentary

The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935)
Studio: Troma Team Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Action Adventure Serial

One Eyed King (2001)
Studio: Velocity Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Gangster Drama

The Orloff Collection (1964)
Studio: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Horror
The Duke Says4 Disc set bringing together the best flicks ever to feature that mean motherfucker Dr Orloff. The titles are – The Awful Dr Orloff, Dr Orloff’s Monster, Revenge In The House Of Usher and Orloff And The Invisible Man.

Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat – Vol. 3: MYA! (2002)
Studio: ADV Films, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Anime, Comedy

Passion – The Life of Jesus (2004)
Studio: Pro-Active Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Religious Documentary

The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Widescreen
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Religious Drama

The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Pan & Scan
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Religious Drama

Physical Evidence (1989)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Thriller

Pistoleros Del Rio Bravo (2004)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Mexican Action Drama

Porco Rosso (1992)
Contains Special 2004 Star Voice Talent
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Rated: PG
Genre: Anime
The Duke SaysMore Miyazaki wonder, this time dubbed by the likes of Michael Keaton and Brad Garret. After a WW2 pilot witnesses the bloody mess of an air battle, he turns into half-man, half-pig badass, Porco Rosso. By way of trying to find a cure to it all, he ends up getting into no end of daft situations.

Rainy Dog (1997)
Studio: Ryko Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Asian Crime Thriller
The Duke SaysSecond in Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy, this is a much more restrained character driven affair, still finding time for plenty of gunplay, but less of the splatter than usual.

Ramar of the Jungle Vol 4: Adventures in India (1953)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Adventure Series

Rawhide (1938)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Western

The Real Gangstaz Collection (2003)
Studio: Ground Zero Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Popular Music, Hip-Hop

Realms of Blood (2004)
Studio: Sub Rosa Studios, L.L.C
Rated: Not Rated
Horror

Relentless (1989)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Thriller

Relentless 2 – Dead On (1991)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Thriller

Revelation (1999)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Religious Action Adventure

Riding High (1950)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Sports Comedy

Robinson Crusoe (1952)
50th Anniversary Edition
Studio: VCI Home Video (Video Communications, Inc.)
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Adventure

Rocky and Bullwinkle – Complete Season 2
4 Disc Set
Studio: Sony Music Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Romeo and Juliet
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classical Music, Opera

The Rose Tattoo (1955)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Melodrama

Rugrats – Holiday Celebration (2004)
2-Disc Set
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Rugrats All Grown Up – Lucky 13 (2004)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Ruin Explorers (1997)
Essential Anime Collection
Studio: ADV Films, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Anime

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam: Season 1 (2002)
Studio: Warner Home Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Special Interest, Poetry

Sadler’s Wells Ballet – Cinderella (1957)
Studio: VAI Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classical Music, Opera

Sally (2002)
Studio: Razor Digital Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Teen Crime Drama

Santa and the Three Bears (1970)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Holiday Fantasy
The Duke SaysBattle of the century, is what. This cult favorite finally gets a DVD release, so as we can all bask in the glory of Santa beating the hell out of a bunch a no-good reds.

Satan in the Suburbs (2004)
Studio: Ventura Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Special Interest, Documentary

Scrooge (1935)
Studio: Woodhaven Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Holiday Fantasy

Second Chorus (1940)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Musical

Sex and Bullets (2000)
Studio: Razor Digital Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime Comedy

Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)
Studio: Ryko Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Asian Action Drama
The Duke SaysThe first flick in Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy is perhaps the best, loaded to the gills with Yakuza violence, sadistic set-pieces and pitch-black comedy.

Simon – El Gran Varon (2002)
Studio: Vanguard Video
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Foreign Drama, Gay / Lesbian

The Singing Forest (2003)
Studio: Vanguard International Cinema
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Romantic Fantasy, Gay / Lesbian

Slacker (1991)
2-Disc Set
Studio: Home Vision
Rated: R
Genre: Cult Comedy Drama

South Park – The Passion of the Jew (2004)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: TV Animated Comedy

Splat! (2004)
Studio: MTI Home Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Action Adventure

Star Trek – The Complete First Season (1966)
8-Disc Set
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic TV Sci-Fi

The Story of Motoring
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Special Interest, History / Culture

The Story of the Triumph Bonneville
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Special Interest, History / Culture

A Stranger In Town (1943)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Political Drama

Strawberry Shortcake – Adventures on Ice Cream Island (2004)
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Strawberry Shortcake – Best Pets Yet (2004)
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

Street Fury: Lust (2004)
Studio: TokyoPop
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Sports, Motor-racing

The Super Milk-Chan Show – Vol. 2: Milk Shake (2004)
2-Disc Set
Studio: ADV Films, Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Anime

Survivor All-Stars – The Complete Season (2004)
7-Disc Set
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Reality TV

Teletubbies – The Magic Pumpkin and Other Stories (2000)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids

This is the Army (1943)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: WW2 Musical
The Duke SaysRonald Reagan himself stars in this patriotic musical following a bunch of the soldiers between the wars.

Tot Tap (2001)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids, Dance Instructional

Touched by an Angel – The Complete First Season (1994)
4-Disc Set
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: TV Drama, Spiritual

Toxic Crusaders: The Movie (2002)
Studio: Troma Team Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Kids
The Duke SaysIt’s one of the greatest mysteries of all time – How in the fuck The Toxic Avenger ever spawned a kids TV Show. Thank God it did though, and now it can be seen again in all its glory, since this feature length deal also has a couple classic episodes, too. Brilliant!

Trail of Terror (1935)
Studio: Alpha Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Western

Trekkies 2 (2003)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: PG
Genre: Documentary

Trekkies/Trekkies 2 (1996)
2-Disc Set
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: PG
Genre: Documentary

Tribulation (2000)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Religious Drama Thriller

Troma Triple B-Header – Vol. 3: GARDEN OF THE DEAD ZOMBIE COLLECTION (2004)
Triple Feature
Studio: Troma Team Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Cult Horror
The Duke SaysAnother indispensable trio from Troma, this time featuring Garden Of The Dead, Unspeakable and the fantastically titled Buttcrack.

The Twelve Kingdoms – Vol. 7: Reflection (2003)
Studio: Media Blasters
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Anime

Twisted (2004)
Full Frame
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Horror Thriller

Twisted (2004)
Widescreen
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Horror Thriller

Ultimate Fighting Championship 47 – It’s On (2004)
Studio: Ventura Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Sports, Wrestling

Uncle Goddamn (2004)
Parental Advisory: Explicit Content
Studio: Ryko Distribution
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Reality TV, Stunts
The Duke SaysWe’ve had the Welsh Jackass by way of Dirty Sanchez, and now we get the redneck edition. Trailer-Park sadism ensures as poor Uncle Goddamn gets his crotch set on fire and his head wrapped in tape. Goddamn!

Vanilla Series – Punishment (2004)
Studio: Right Stuf International
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Adult Anime

Vendetta for the Saint (1969)
Studio: MPI Home Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Classic Action Thriller

Venus Rising (2004)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: R
Genre: Sci-Fi Action

Videodrome (1983)
2 Disc Set
Studio: Criterion Collection
Rated: Unrated
Genre: Horror

Waterproof (2001)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Family Drama

Wedding Dances (2000)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Dance Instructional

The White Dawn (1974)
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
Rated: PG
Genre: Action Adventure

Wimbledon 1980 Final: Borg Vs. McEnroe (2004)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Sports, Tennis

Wimbledon 1981 Final: Borg Vs. McEnroe (2004)
Studio: Kultur Films Inc.
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Sports, Tennis

You Should Not Be Here (2002)
English Packaging
Studio: Razor Digital Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Spanish Drama

You Should Not Be Here (2002)
Spanish Packaging
Studio: Razor Digital Entertainment
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Spanish Drama

The Zack Files – Season 1 (2000)
3-Disc Set
Studio: Goldhil Home Media International
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Family Sci-Fi Comedy Series

Zorro’s Black Whip (1944)
Studio: Troma Team Video
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Vintage Adventure Serial

Well, that’s it folks.

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  • http://www.makeyougohmm.com/ TDavid

    Star Trek The Original Series Season One is not one of your favorite picks for the week? Wow, Duke, that one has been a long time in coming.

    Despite being $100 it is still a bargain compared to the people who payed $10-20 per episode on VHS and/or joined the trek VHS club. Yikes.