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Satoshi Kon's 'Paprika' USA DVD & BR Available for Pre-Order, Released November 27th 2007.

And so the slow transition to worthwhile HD purchases continues. Seriously, not sure how relevant HD is to a lot of what I choose to watch, and the trade off between upscaling to 1080p and true 1080p, considering the cost... More »
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Review for Ryo Nakajima's 'This World of Ours' ('Oretachi No Sekai' 2007).

Debut drama from new filmmaker Ryo Nakajima, 'This World of Ours' is a recent PIA Film Festival winner and a film showing soon in Vancouver. Confident, original, and incredibly solid, the director himself sent me a disc from which I... More »
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HK 'Hula Girls', English Friendly 'Female', Bava Set 2 Specs, 'Quiet Room' Trailer, More 'Mothers'?

Already out in Japan with English Subtitles, popular on recent Western Festival Screenings, due to appear in the USA (license confirmed) and now heading for ultra-cheapness in HK... worth checking out. 'Hula Girls‘ Review here at Twitch by Opus. Hula... More »
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'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time' ('Tokikake', 2006) Korean DVD Available for Pre-Order!

One of the handful of anime features from the past year or so that really stand out for their quality and pedigree, and one to go into an odd limbo state as far as licensing is concerned for an edition... More »
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Four Nikkatsu Roman Porno by Masaru Konuma from Kino's Kimstim In November 2007.

Taking pointers from regular Twitch reader Al Edwards who posts over at DVDManiacs.net Forum... Following on from Media Blasters recent release of Konuma's 1974 original 'Hana to Hebi' (Flower and Snake '74, as they called it) which was a great... More »
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Dom Joly's Happy Hour Series One R2 UK DVD October 1st 2007.

I know there's bound to be at least one comment on a post like this that will state Dom Joly is a waste of time, or some other such choice words to that effect, though not necessarily avoiding extreme swearing... More »
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Lengthy Teaser Trailer for Yoji Yamda's 'Kabei' ('Mother', 2008) with Tadanobu Asano.

Yamada moves on to another peiod in time, the 1940's, for a film based on Teruyo Nagami's book 'Requiem for a Father', "I would like to make this film with homage to [every mother] who held her family in her... More »
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Hideo Gosha's 'The Wolves' ('Shussho Iwai', 1971) with Tatsuya Nakadai R1 USA DVD In April 2008.

Within a long list, and removing those already on their way (the long-running 'Shinobi No Mono' series) and the appearance of many not that interesting to me -oh, and with Takashi Miike's 'Big Bang Love, Juvenile A' set for January... More »
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Let's. Get. Muntered.

Now, it's been an odd time for Paul Whitehouse. After several really nice projects during the last ten years, and with the superb-but-under-appreciated show 'Help' seemingly in limbo following Chris Langham's troubles, Whitehouse re-teamed, unexpectedly (hence the title, "Ruddy Hell,... More »
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Review for Yasuzo Masumura's Debut, 'Kisses' (1957) from Yume Pictures R2 UK DVD.

Another appearance of a Masumura film on DVD, this time in the form of his debut feature, 'Kisses', via Yume Pictures in the U.K. This time around, it's a teen romance showing an initial blend and balance towards a slightly... More »
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Five Films by Nagisa Oshima from Yume Pictures in the UK During 2008.

Fantastic news this, that Yume Pictures have five films lined up from Nagisa Oshima for 2008 release in the U.K - Violence at High Noon (1966), Pleasures of the Flesh (1965), Naked Youth (1960), Night and Fog in Tokyo (aka... More »
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Masters of Cinema Kenji Mizoguchi Releases Details Emerge.

For those waiting to see what the final selection is, and how they will be presented - the films are now to be paired-up and released beginning in November 2007, with the subsequent sets coming January, February and March 2008.... More »
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Pinky Violence Collection 'Poisonous Seductress Trilogy' Art & Specifications Confirmed.

Yes, it seems all three will be sold separately only... okay, that's fine. One set would have been nice, but I still think that these pinky violence and the kind of romanporno or pinku movies remain the two most interesting... More »
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Sean Hughes Classic 'Sean's Show' (Series 1 of 2, 1992) R2 UK DVD October 8th 2007.

Heading straight back to the golden age of Channel 4's comedy, which, given how vague my memory is about the period around this show (hey, it's 15 years ago) and the times around it, could well have lasted many years... More »
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Pinky Violence Collection Returns Nov. 13th 2007, Legend of the Poisonous Seductress Trilogy.

With both 'Snake Woman's Curse' and 'Horrors of Malformed Men' finally set to hit the shelves at the end of August '07, the date for the next three of the Panik House / Synapse Pinky Violence releases is confirmed as... More »
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Steve Coogan's Saxondale Returns August 23rd 2007.

This is the only unbroadcast show I'm interested in pointing out right now, and although it's short notice and not entirely going to apply to that many people, It's worth noting for the select few who will want to take... More »
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Masashi Yamamoto's 'Robinson's Garden' ('82) & 'Carnival In The Night' ('87) USA DVDs from Facets.

Although we've had 'Junk Food' and 'Forest with No Name' Stateside in the past, and although we've had the lovely Sola Aoi in his recent return "Kikareta Onna", I can't say I'm that certain yet as to my interest in... More »
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New Trailer for Miike's 'Sukiyaki Western Django' Online.

There's a new one, yes. It's hidden away, deep inside the Official Site for the film, but it's fairly straight forward to find it. You just have to be a little patient, dig away, and you'll see what comprises new... More »
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Trailer for Masahiro Ando's 'Sword of the Stranger', Feature Length Anime from Bones.

I've seen this teased and clipped somewhat across some anime sites, and given we've had that mini run of feature length anime in recent times, and given I'm still interested in more atypical anime stuff, a nicely done jidaigeki is... More »
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Lucio Fulci's 'Seven Notes In Black' ('Setta Note In Nero', 1977) R1 USA DVD October 30th 2007.

One of those things we've kind of seemingly run dry of, good choices from European Horror (especially the 1970's) from good directors, and with good reputations. NoShame's downtime, Blue Underground's "Are they? Aren't they?" quietness, and the general mini slew... More »
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