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DVD reviews

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

'Gantz' this

Because you didn't listen to us the first time.

By Rod Lott August 4th, 2011

In the third week of this current year, Oklahoma Gazette’s “Hey! Do This” section threw the ink spotlight on the live-action film “Gantz,” which was screening for a single showing on a single night at a single theater, the Hollywood Spotlight 14 in Norman.

As we wrote, “The sci-fi actioner concerns the recently deceased having to hunt and kill aliens using futuristic weaponry. We’re so there!”

And we were there, amid a near sold-out crowd, but boy, did that plot description barely scratch the surface! This movie was insane, and you missed it!

Not to fear, however: New People Entertainment has announced the release of “Gantz,” based on a Japanese manga, for DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 30. That’s less than four weeks from now, friends!

The double-disc set will feature the unrated cut, dialogue options for Japanese and English, an interview with director Shinsuke Sato and glorious trailers. Easily, the movie was the most outrageous theatrical experience I’ve had all year, so I look forward to seeing it again (but not quite as much as I look forward to the upcoming sequel, “Gantz II: Perfect Answer). —Rod Lott

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