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THE AGE OF STUPID (DVD)
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DEATH NOTE COLLECTION (Blu-Ray)
I sure wish I had the contact info of whoever was in charge of sending THIS title to press. I got to see the two films at Fantastic Fest and fell in love with them then. For all of you who probably are like, "Huh?", "Death Note" is one story divided into two films that follows a young guy named Light who finds a magical notebook that will cause anyone whose name is written into it to die. The notebook was casually dropped into his life by the bored extra-dimensional demon called Ryuk, who follows him around, entertained by his attempts to be a God of judgment on humanity. Light's nemesis is the anonymous detective "L", who races Light in a contest to figure out who is who first. Unfortunately, this set doesn't include the 2008 prequel film "L: Change the World" which I haven't even seen yet. Maybe I can get that press contact's email address before the Complete Collection comes out.
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RED VS BLUE: RECREATION (DVD)
Those 'Rooster Teeth' guys (who we had at a panel at Spill Dot Con this year) are pumping out one volume a month of their flagship product on DVD. It was just a little while ago they put out the remastered box set (that STILL really could use subtitles, guys) with seasons 1-5 of the hugely popular internet based 'machinima' show. They followed it immediately with "Season 6: Reconstruction" and now with "Season 7: Recreation", to be followed at the end of September with Season 8. The comedy follows the misadventures of a bunch of characters in the world of "Halo", using the actual game, up to a certain point, for the animation. Microsoft and game developer Bungie were canny enough to see what was happening here and how fans were reacting, so rather than a 'cease and desist', they chose to embrace "Red vs Blue". This ended up being good for everybody, as "Halo" got free advertising and they gratefully added functions to make it easier for the Rooster Teeth guys to get what they needed to make their episodes. Now, where's that Spill.com box set?
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SHOGUN ASSASSIN (Blu-Ray/DVD)
Screw the lame "Ninja Assassin", what you WANT to see is this 1980 re-edit of the first two "Lone Wolf and Cub" Japanese films, combined into one bloody as hell movie for the American grindhouse market by, no surprise here, Roger Corman's distribution company. The story follows the disgraced former executioner under the Shogun, who wanders the countryside with his toddler in tow, dispensing insanely gory justice where needed. Blood doesn't have to necessarily look real to be fun, but it damn sure has to be present, as I'd take "Shogun Assassin"s gallons of bright plasma any day over the CG stuff. Take note "Kill Bill" fans, this is where all that awesomeness came from.
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The DVD collections may be up to Season 20, but the HD is still playing catch-up. Season thirteen wings its way to Blu-Ray today, and I'll be honest with you...I can't remember back that far. But never fear, Leon (who gets all "The Simpsons" collections that cross my doorstep) takes the season apart for review and reveals what new surprises the Blu-Ray holds for fans. Or at least he will. Shortly. Look for it. Because it'll be up soon. *ahem*. I SAID IT'LL BE UP SOON....yeah, that should do it. So...I'm a harsh taskmaster.
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