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Maggie Cheung is in the mood for love. Redux style!

I saw the new DVD releases for the week of 3/3/09, oh boy...

US DVD Releases:
- Ashes of Time: Redux (dir. Wong Kar Wai)
- Australia (dir. Baz Luhrman)
- Back to Normandy (dir. Nicolas Philibert)

- Beverly Hills Chihuahua
- Blue City

- Daniel (dir. Sidney Lumet)

- French Postcards
- In the Electric Mist (dir. Bertrand Tavernier)
- I’ve Loved You So Long (starring Kristin Scott Thomas)

- Jackie Robinson Story
- Johnny Handsome (dir. Walter Hill)
- Moses & Aaron (dir. Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub)
- Pied Piper (dir. Jacques Demy)

- Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E.

- Stargate: Ark of Truth/Continuum
- Treasures From the American Film Archive IV: American Avant Garde Film 1947-1986 (includes films by: Stan Brakhage, George Kuchar, Jonas Mekas, Andy Warhol, Standish Lawder and others)
- Watchmen: Motion Comics
- Wonderful Town (dir. Aditya Assarat)

US Blu-Ray releases:
- Australia (directed by Baz Luhrman)
- I’ve Loved You So Long (starring Kristen Scott Thomas)

- Stargate: Ark of Truth/Continuum
- Watchmen: Motion Comics
- Escape From New York (dir. John Carpenter)
- Once (starring Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová)
- In the Electric Mist (dir. Bertrand Tavernier)
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua
- Silence of the Lambs (dir. Jonathan Demme)

Multi Region DVD releases:
- Bad Biology (dir. Frank Henenlotter)- UK Region 2 PAL
- Warlords (dir. Peter Ho-Sun Chan)- UK Region 2 PAL
- Linha de Passe (dir. Walter Salles)- UK Region 2 PAL
- The Hard Way (dir. Michael Dryhurst)- UK Region 2 PAL
- The Jean-Pierre Melville Collection (Army Of Shadows, De Doulos, Leon Morin Pretre, Le Cercle Rouge, Bob Le Flambeur and Un Flic) (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville)- UK Region 2 PAL
- Gran Casino (dir. Luis Bunuel)- UK Region 2 PAL

Amber on Bad Biology:

Bad Biology, “A God-Awful Love Story”, is the tale of two biological aberrations (one self-inflicted, one genetic) who, in their quests for satisfaction, inevitably find each other. Chock full of practical creature effects, rollicking sleaze, likable misfits and good-natured fun, Bad Biology is the independent offspring of an unholy union between underground NY rapper R. A. “The Rugged Man” and cult horror hero Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case, Brain Damage, Frankenhooker). R.A. provided the funds, co-wrote the script, invited his pals and gave Henenlotter free rein to do as he pleased. Henelotter agreed, breaking his 16 year stint away from the movie game to bring us another jaw-dropping, fine-crafted, cult classic that’s sure to make us groan and grin. R.A & Henenlotter have worked together since 1993, and their sentiments coincide nicely. For a short taste of their bad taste check out the video for R.A.’s I shoulda never.
It’s a national travesty that we couldn’t support one of our own home-grown cult heroes with a domestic DVD, not to mention an art-house screening, of his latest, but thanks to the Brits you can see Bad Biology from the comfort of your couch.

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