Headsup: Stories From Japan

Out this month are three releases of stories from the Land of the Rising Sun:

Sailor Moon Crystal Set 2 Blu-rayFirst we have Sailor Moon Crystal Set 2 (you can see our coverage of Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 here), which follows the continuing adventures of Usagi as she now must face new foes in the form of the Spectre Sisters  and a mysterious girl with pink hair as they threaten to take the Silver Crystal.  This set contains episodes 15-26 of the rebooted series (the Black Moon Arc) and is available in standard DVD, standard Blu-ray combo, and Limited Edition Blu-ray combo packs.  Both Blu-ray options also have some bonus features, including a digital art gallery, clean opening and ending songs, and an interview with Momoiro Clover Z, the Japanese girls’ group that sings the theme songs for the series.  The Limited Edition set also boasts some additional extras, including an exclusive chipboard box, a 96-page art booklet with episode summaries, and six full-color art cards.  Fans should also be aware that  RightStufAnime.com (yes, only one f in the URL) also offered an exclusive Sailor Moon sun catcher with purchase but they were so popular that they’ve already sold out, so if you want that option, keep your eyes peeled on eBay and the like.  On Amazon you can snag the DVD set there for $27.99, the Blu-ray Combo set for $53.98, and the Limited Edition Blu-ray set for $62.19.

 

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By | 2017-09-24T22:24:36+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Anime, Headsup|1 Comment

Your Weekend Justice #154: The Editing Nightmare!

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that will always be bigger when it’s being recording than it seems when it finally assaults your ears. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Richard Boone in I Bury the Living

Agenda:

  • The many names, titles and confusions of Serv
  • An innocent discussion of percussive instrumentation
  • Inexplicable HockeyCast!
  • Crazed Vehicular BaseballCast!
  • Deep math questions with phones and such
  • Alcohol report
  • Us vs. The Library of Congress
  • Mouth farts!
  • Jon vs. Foley Work
  • Jon vs. alcohol vs. gravity
  • Drinking with Dali
  • Jon vs. a Heck’s Angel
  • Rox misses the gypsy funeral (damn)
  • Ron Perlman wept
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:32:12+00:00 April 6th, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|6 Comments

    My Voyage to Italy (1999) – DVD Review

    Film:
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    Directed and Hosted by: Martin Scorsese

    Released by: Miramax
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG-13
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Rent It.

    Movies that come out of Hollywood are easy to identify. Teenage comedy, action-adventure, historical epic; all these and more have very established rules and requirements that the major studios follow to the letter. Sometimes you want something different. So you go to the foreign section of your local video store. But once you go off the beaten track, it’s easy to be intimidated by the unfamiliar sights and sounds these films offer. There is help. Noted director Martin Scorsese acts as your tour guide through the great flowering of Italian cinema from the grim postwar years to the sexy hedonism of the Swinging 60s. You’ll be able to follow Scorsese as he takes the viewer through what he calls My Voyage to Italy.

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    By | 2017-09-25T00:00:00+00:00 December 6th, 2004|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

    Gangs of New York (2002) – DVD Review

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    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian & Kenneth Lonergan
    Directed by: Martin Scorsese
    Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Liam Neeson

    Features:

    • Featurettes on costume design, set design, and a history of the Five Points area
    • Set exploration Utilizing 360 Degree Shots of the Sets
    • U2 Music Video: “The Hands That Built America”
    • Discovery Channel Special: “Uncovering The Real Gangs of New York”
    • The Five Points Study Guide: Luc Sante Introduction and Five Points Vocabulary
    • Running audio commentary with director Scorsese
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Released by: Miramax
    Region: 1
    Rating: R
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own it

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    By | 2012-05-19T15:09:44+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments

    The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) – DVD Review

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    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Paul Schrader, based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis
    Directed by: Martin Scorsese
    Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Verna Bloom, David Bowie.

    Features:

    • Commentary by Scorsese, Dafoe, Schrader and film critic Jay Cocks
    • Production notes
    • Collection of research materials, artistic references, stills and costume designs
    • Location behind-the-scenes footage shot by Scorsese
    • Video interview with composer Peter Gabriel
    • Gallery of stills from musical instruments used in the film

    Released by: Criterion
    Region: 1
    Rating: R
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own It.

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    By | 2010-02-20T03:11:04+00:00 June 9th, 2001|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments