Archive - April 28, 2007

Podcast Review: Night of the Living Podcast

Night of the Living Podcast

We at Needcoffee have reviewed some bad movies, especially bad horror movies. I even watched a Uwe Boll so-called movie once. We sacrifice our time and part of our sanity so you don’t have to. So we respect those who also toil in this not so sacred duty. And I really respect the crew at Night of the Living Podcast, a group of friends who put together an enjoyable show out of viewing such cinematic banality.

Every week, the show starts with Amy trying to deliver some horror news while the rest of the gang–Freddy, Matt, Kelly, and Andy–make sexually suggestive comments, go off on wild tangents, and engage in flatulence. Then comes Straight to Video Russian Roulette where one of the team takes a bullet and gives a review of a disc that should have stayed on the shelf at Blockbuster such as Plankton, Live Feed, and Evil Bong.

After this the show will usually have a feature on such topics as the awesomeness of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, contingency plans for zombies, vampires, and Freddy Krueger, and how Rambo: First Blood is a horror movie.

This podcast is a lot of fun to listen to, even if you’re not all that into horror. Click here to check them out.
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Code Guardian: Bitchin’ World War II Mecha Battle

Anyone who played with those giant Mazinger Z robots (the ones that fought Godzilla, you know the one I’m talking about…although if it wasn’t actually Mazinger Z it looked a shitload like it) inevitably made them fight their G.I. Joes. What happens when somebody grows up and decides to take that scenario to the next level?

This is what happens. Not too shabby.

Direct link to Part 1 for the feedreaders.

Found via Boing Boing.

Part 2 comes below the break.

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Blue Underground presents Bruce Lee’s Circle of Iron Special Edition DVD on May 29th


The Adventure Epic Written By Bruce Lee – His Dream Project He Would Never Live To See!

At the height of his international fame, the legendary Bruce Lee – along with his friend and student James Coburn and Oscar® -winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant – began to write what he believed would be the greatest achievement of his film career. Five years after his mysterious death, Lee’s vision would finally be realized. David Carradine (KILL BILL), Christopher Lee (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Roddy McDowall (PLANET OF THE APES) and Eli Wallach (THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY) star in this acclaimed cult hit that brings Lee’s personal philosophy to the screen with a still-potent combination of mysticism, humor and martial arts mayhem.

CIRCLE OF IRON – also know as THE SILENT FLUTE – has now been remastered in stunning High Definition and remixed in bone-crunching 6.1 DTS-ES and 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX. Extras in this new 2-Disc “Kick Ass” Edition include startling interviews with David Carradine, Co-Producer Paul Maslansky, Martial Arts Coordinator Joe Lewis, Co-Writer Stirling Silliphant and much more.

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Official Day Watch One Sheet and Trailer


Featuring the cinematic vision of cutting-edge Director/Writer Timur Bekmambetov, DAY WATCH (DNEVNOI DOZOR) is the next installment in the best-selling sci-fi novels of Sergei Lukyanenko. When the previous installment, NIGHT WATCH (NOCHNOI DOZOR), was released in its native Russia in July 2004, it became an instant smash hit breaking all film gross records in post-Soviet history. A dazzling mix of state-of-the-art visual effects, amazing action sequences, and nail-biting horror set in contemporary Moscow, DAY WATCH (DNEVNOI DOZOR) revolves around the conflict and balance maintained between the forces of light and darkness — the result of a medieval truce between the opposing sides.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Produced by: Anatoly Maximov, Konstantin Ernst Executive Produced by: Alexey Kublitsky, Varya Avdyushko Screenplay by: Sergei Lukyanenko, Timur Bekmambetov, Alexander Talal Based on the Novel by: Sergei Lukyanenko

Cast: Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Valery Zolotukhin, Maria Poroshina, Galina Tunina, Victor Verzhbitsky, Dima Martynov

Visit the official site.

‘Kill House’ on the Market on DVD on May 29

Someone’s Making a Killing in Real Estate

Kill House is a modern day tale of bloodlust, rivalry and greed – masquerading as the American Dream. In this self-indulgent world of terror where no one’s who he or she seems to be — everyone’s a suspect. A bloody black comedy with a satirical twist, Kill House will make its DVD debut on May 29 from Trinity Home Entertainment. It will be priced to own at $14.99.

As news of a brutally murdered San Francisco realtor throws the Los Angeles real estate community into a tailspin, fear and panic spread as more and more agents turn up dead. Who’s behind these crazed serial killings? The prime suspect is a handsome ex-con hired by one of the property owners. But after he’s caught, the killings don’t stop – they only get worse! One by one victims are savagely dropped to the grave by any means necessary — shovels, hatchets, and strangulation- even sharp pens. Heinous and hilarious, Kill House harkens back to the great campy “slasher” films of the 70’s. Destined to be a cult classic, Kill House satires both horror movies and consumerism.

Featuring a brilliant young cast, Kill House stars Susan Artigas (TV’s “Sabado Gigante”), Drew Droege (TV’s “Reno 911”) and cult favorite Iris Berry. Kill House was written and directed by up and coming writer-director Beth Dewey, who also stars in the role of Sunny, the newest real estate agent at Connor Realtors. Dewey’s first feature film, Tweeked, stars Independent Spirit Award nominee Darling Narita, and was nominated for a PRISM award. Tweeked was released in 2005 on DVD by Go-Kart Films and Koch Lorber.

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ADV Gets Air

Fan-Favorite TV Series Launches in August, Movie to Follow

HOUSTON, April 27, 2007 — Today ADV Films co-founder Matt Greenfield announced that ADV has acquired exclusive home video and broadcast rights in North America for the anime series Air and the 85-minute Air Movie. Greenfield made the announcement during a panel at Anime Matsuri, South Texas’ largest anime convention. Volume one of the four-disc Air series will hit store shelves August 14, and the Air Movie is slated for release in late 2007.

Air is a fan-favorite series in Japan, having placed #32 in TV Asahi’s all time Top 100 Anime list (2006). A product of the famous production studio Kyoto Animation (Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, Inuyasha) and director Tatsuya Ishihara (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kanon), Air is easily one of the most-anticipated series to reach our shores this year. The standalone Air Movie, which was produced by Toei (Air Gear, Kanon) and directed by Osamu Dezaki (Black Jack The Movie), is a fitting finale to the Air mania sweeping North America.

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Kosher Coke: An Open Letter to Coca-Cola

Passover or Kosher Coke

Hey, Coke. What’s the deal already?

This year I snagged some of your “Passover” or “Kosher” Coke. The kind that you make with real sugar instead of with high fructose corn syrup.

Okay, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t snag some of it. I bought out all that I could find at three Publixs. But that’s not the point.

The point is this: why the hell isn’t this available year round?

Come on, it tastes better. We did a blind taste test between regular Coke and kosher Coke and the kosher version has a richer, fuller taste to it. I know it sounds insane to be talking about your soft drink like I’m some sort of wine connoisseur but at least I’m not saying that it needs to breathe first and swishing it around in my glass, am I?

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