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Tuesday, May 31, 2011


It’s Tuesday, and that means sites and stores will be full of new goodness to tickle your eyeballs with. So sit-back, relax, and take a look at what’s good enough to stick in the movie playing machine.

Not a whole lot is dropping today but there are THREE huge release that have to be picked up. We had a tough time singling out just one so we had to do a menage-a-trois.

The first Release of the Week is Sergio Leone's epic and operatic masterpiece ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. This was the last great Leone western, DUCK YOU SUCKER is flawed but still good. WEST however is a stunning achievement and written by a trifecta of Italian cool: Leone, Dario Argento, and Bernardo Bertolucci. The story is about a stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a desperado to protect a widow from an assassin working for the railroad. This is a long film, but it's worth ever minute of it's nearly three hour running time.

This has some great extras including John Carpenter laying down some commentary:

Commentary with Contributions from Directors John Carpenter, John Milius & Alex Cox, Film Historians Sir Christopher Frayling & Dr. Sheldon Hall and Cast & Crew
An Opera of Violence
The Wages of Sin
Something to do with Death
Railroad: Revolutionising The West
Locations Then & Now
Production Gallery
Theatrical Trailer HD
Easter Egg – New Trailer

Pick this one up from TLA Cult here:

The next Release of the Week is Dario Argento's THE CAT O' NINE TAILS which finally makes it's way to Blu-ray. This was only Argento's second film and the one that earned him the nickname "the Italian Hitchcock." Though I am a bigger fan of his first film, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, TAILS is still an incredibly effective film that has one of the better finales in Argento's impressive catalog.

The extras aren't great on this set but this is what you get:

"Tales Of The Cat" - Interviews with Writer/Director Dario Argento, Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti, and Composer Ennio Morricone
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spots
Radio Spots
Radio Interviews with Stars James Franciscus and Karl Malden

Grab this from TLA Cult here:

Our last Release of the Week is BRUTE CORPS. This is a grindhouse classic and on any other week, this would be at the top of our list, but you just don't put much ahead of Argento or Leone. This is a brutal flick about A couple that runs into a Marine camp where soldiers are perform training exercises. The girl gets tormented, and the guy goes after them and all kinds of fucked-up shit goes down.

No special features are listed on this bad boy.

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I am not a huge fan of this film or it's two sequels. I think it is a little too socially aware and not written very well but it has it's fans it is.

You can pick this one up from Amazon here:

This was written as an ode to exploitation. I haven't seen it yet, but I am curious. This was trashed by critics and fans of B-cinema but I am still going to check this out.

You can grab this from TLA Cult here:

This is not a great film but it's still one that I watch at least once a year. It's way too overloaded but the stuff with Tim Curry as the Lord of Darkness and Mia Sara's Princess Lilly is really well done. In other news, the name Princess Lilly will never be used on this site again.

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The Lucas leg hump to the 50's is out in Blu.

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Last but not least, this is a massive Blu-ray set of Kubrick goodness. Some of these titles have been available individually for a while but for those that didn't grab those, now is your chance. This is packed with awesome extras but at over $100 this will take your wallet, run it over with a truck, and cause it spontaneously combust.

You can grab this from Amazon here:

That's it for this week kids. Next week we have all kinds of cool with the BOB HOSKINS COLLECTION, EXCORCISMUS, GIRLS-GUNS-AND G STRINGS: THE ANDY SIDARIS COLLECTION, RUBBER, and Severin Films STUNT MAN Blu-ray release.

Until then...

Here's to good watching, salute!

See you on forty deuce,