get yr release on

The Shaw Brothers weave it so well in
their 1975 zombie-kung fu flick, Black Magic 2.***

Region 1 U.S. releases>>
- Ashes and Diamonds (Essential Art House edition directed by Andrzej Wajda)
- Bergman Island (Criterion Collection directed by Marie Nyerod)
- Black Magic 2 (Shaw Brothers release)***
- The Diary of Anne Frank (50th Anniversary edition)
- Essential Art House Vol. 3 (box set featuring Ashes and Diamonds, Forbidden Games, The Hidden Fortress, Last Holiday, Richard III, Variety Lights)
- Forbidden Games (Essential Art House edition directed by Rene Clement)
- Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
- Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning
- Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives
- Friday the 13th (2009)
- The Hidden Fortress (Essential Art House edition directed by Akira Kurosawa)
- Last Holiday (Essential Art House edition directed by Henry Cass)
- Madea Goes to Jail (Tyler Perry's multi-million dollar wurlizter plays on)
- Operation Valkyrie (Deutscheland version of the Tom Cruise/Brian Singer potboiler)
- Richard III (Essential Art House edition directed by Laurence Olivier)
- The Seventh Seal (Criterion Collection 2 DVD set directed by Ingmar Bergman)
- Thank You, Good Night (more alt-rock 90s nostalgia)
- Three Stooges Collection: Vol. 6
- Variety Lights (Essential Art House edition directed by Federico Fellini) – movie
- What’s Up Tiger Lily? (reissue) (dir. Woody Allen)

Multi-region and other foreign releases>>
- Anvil! The Story of Anvil (cheeky/touchy-feely doc on has been metal band Anvil) (PAL Region 2)
- Aria (Special Edition of the 1987 film featuring Liz Hurley, Bridge Fonda, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, and a slew of art-house heroes like Derek Jarman, Godard, Altman, and Ken Russell) (PAL region 2)
- The Class (dir. Laurent Cantent) (PAL region 2)
- Exodus (HK-serial killer thriller) (all region)
- Insects Unlisted in the Encyclopedia (All region) (Japanese Burroughsian-sounding flick)
- The Italian Job (40th Anniversary Ed. and holy shit look at that cast: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Tony Beckley) (PAL region 2)
- Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (ninjas! duels! ninjaaaas!) (All region)
- Strange Circus (weirdo Japanese sex drama) (All region)

Blu-Ray releases>>
- The Diary of Anne Frank (50th Anniversary edition)
- Dr. Strangelove
- Friday the 13th Part 2
- Friday the 13th Part 3 (in 3D!)
- Friday the 13th (2009)
- Ghostbusters
- Into the Wild (dir. Sean Penn)
- Rockers
- The Seventh Seal (Criterion Collection 2 DVD set directed by Ingmar Bergman)
- Sling Blade (some people callit a slingblade)

*** - Oh internet - what did I ever do to make you lie to me? So, Pike sez that contrary to what OTHER websites told me (prob'ly coz few ppl have ever seen it, according to His Pikeness) this pic is indeed not from Black Magic 2, but from the first one, and it's got not nothing to do with kung-fu. Here's Pike:

Black Magic 2 is about a magician who controls zombie ladies by driving 6" nails into the top of their heads. here is a good synopsis plus pics.


Amber said...

So if "Insects Unlisted in the Encyclopedia" comes out stateside, I suppose it'll end up on the Field Guide. Thanks for yet another crappy entry! It's on the list!

Dex said...

yes - it sounded like something shot in amber heaven.

Amber said...

mmmmmmmm. Amber heaven, where everything is spineless and has at least 6 legs.