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.
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