All together now: “Gamera is really sweet! He is filled with turtle meat!”Confused? You won’t be come Tuesday, when Shout! Factory releases “Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XXI: MST3K vs. Gamera.” The five-DVD set of Japanese giant-turtle madness comes housed in a limited-edition tin, with five mini-posters. Fans who order direct from Shout! Factory will receive a free Gamera postcard pack and “MST3K” stress ball, so click to squeeze.
Look for the Oklahoma Gazette review soon. Until then, enjoy the official trailer and these choice six clips! —Rod Lott
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“Bunraku” gets its name from a form of traditional Japanese puppetry,
but it may as well be called “Cowboys and Samurai” or something equally
generic. The sophomore effort of director Guy Moshe raises hopes for
something special in its animated opening credits, which depict violence
throughout civilization, but there’s simply too much going on here for a
rather simple revenge story.
In terms of value for your time, this ‘Weapon’ may prove lethal.
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Opening the disc for "Yakuza Weapon" is the trailer for Donnie Yen's
"Flash Point," which looks incredible. In. Cred. Ible. Sadly, it’s
nearly the high point of the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, after the feature’s
Colorforms-esque closing credits.
A nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there.
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It's both a blessing and a shame that Zoom In: Sex Apartments
carries such an exploitative title: a blessing because it may trick
some horny guys into watching a better movie than they'd expect, and a
shame because, well, Sex Apartments. (Hey, it could be worse: The original subtitle was Rape Apartments.)