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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Blu-Ray

True Legend

Woo Ping = woot!


Action

Rod Lott
I can't think of the last time a straight-up martial arts film got a wide theatrical release. Ten, 15 years ago, it used to happen all the time after Jackie Chan burst through with "Rumble in the Bronx." Not every Hong Kong actioner is worth importing these days, of course, but "True Legend" s widespread love that one hopes it will find on Blu-ray and DVD.
 
Monday, September 12, 2011

Torso

Hungry for giallo? Take a stab at this one.


Horror

Rod Lott
So good are its recent Dario Argento reissues in high-definition that I'd been waiting patiently for Blue Underground's Blu-ray release of "Torso," a 1973 giallo from director Sergio Martino ("The Mountain of the Cannibal God"). Not only did it not disappoint, but it surpassed my expectations.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Blood Trilogy

Let it bleed, in high-def.


Horror

Rod Lott
While Herschell Gordon Lewis has made a fortune in the advertising business, it's his earlier career as a drive-in filmmaker that fuels his still-going legacy. He's still kicking — 2010's gruesome game-show parody "The Uh-Oh Show" is his latest, while several of his movies have been remade — and Something Weird Video and Image Entertainment have released a new documentary about him, "Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore.” But more importantly, they’ve unleashed arguably his most notorious works on Blu-ray.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore

Thanks for the dismemberies!


Documentary

Rod Lott
Released in conjunction with "The Blood Trilogy" Blu-ray from Something Weird Video and Image Entertainment is their companion DVD documentary, "Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore." Helmed by the great Frank Henenlotter ("Frankenhooker," "Basket Case"), the feature-length doc is longer than any one entry in that trilogy, which is comprised of "Blood Feast," "Two Thousand Maniacs!" and "Color Me Blood Red."
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Scary Movie 2 / Scary Movie 3

Still as funny, which is to say kinda.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Trekkers and critics share the theory that every other "Star Trek" film — the even-numbered ones — are the better entries of the franchise. I think the same applies to the "Scary Movie" group.
 
Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Others

THE LIGHT WILL KILL THEM!!!


Horror

Rod Lott
Among all Hollywood's stabs at ghost stories and haunted-house movies of late — your "Paranormal Activity" and whatnot — none can hold a candle to the old-fashioned Gothic chills of 2001's "The Others," still mega-creepy after all these years and now on Blu-ray.
 
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Scream 4

More like a whimper.


Horror

Rod Lott
To place “Scream 4” within its franchise, let’s talk superlatives: It’s the bloodiest, the shortest and the least satisfying.
 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Hour

Tick-tock and you don't stop. Or do you?


Television series

Rod Lott
All signs pointed to me liking "The Hour":
 
Monday, October 3, 2011

Page One: Inside The New York Times

All the news that’s fit to shoot about all the news that’s fit to print.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Startling admission: As a career-long journalist in one form or another, it is difficult for me to be truly objective about the documentary “Page One: Inside The New York Times.”
 
Monday, October 10, 2011

The Last Circus

Send in the clowns.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Álex de la Iglesia, Spain's clown prince of cinema, making a movie about warring clowns? It's such a natural, I'm surprised he hadn't done it before now.
 
Monday, October 10, 2011
 
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