Wednesday 23 Apr
DVD reviews


William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

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

'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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