ASH IS BACK, BUGS IN BLU, AND I AVOID
AN OBVIOUS DICK JOKE… THIS WEEK ON
DG PICK OF THE WEEK
By my count, THE EVIL DEAD films have been collectively released on various home video formats 42,351 times. This is only the second time however that THE EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN has hit Blu-ray. Since it’s the film’s 25th Anniversary, it gets the special Pick of the Week slot.
Sam Raimi with the help of Scott Spiegel, created a stoogey-slugfest of a film that is more comedy than horror. I am a pretty huge fan of the first film but this is creatively the best film in the series and one of the best films to come out of the 80’s. I wonder where this series would be without Stephen King stepping up and doing some Pauline Kael style championing of the first film…
Bugs and crew are finally getting the long awaited Blu-ray treatment in a special 3 disc set. This set includes 6 cartoons that were never released on the LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTIONS and features 25 classics from the immortals: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Road Runner, and Wile E. Coyote. It also has 25 one shot classics (including the one with that damn singing frog) and a number shorts featuring secondary characters Marvin the Martian and Tasmanian Devil.
This film almost feels like a Michael Mann meditation with some John Woo tossed in to pop-off a few rounds. This is an incredible film that I am looking forward to seeing on Blu. This was used as the inspiration for THE DEPARTED but as much as I dig that film, I think INFERNAL AFFAIRS is more complete.
This is a shit-box that I could watch on a loop. Hey, they can’t all be winners. Editors Note: I am not making any dick jokes about the title because it would be too obvious…
I haven’t seen either one of these but the titles were just to good to pass up.
That’s it for this week bastards…
We’re back next week with: SUPER 8, THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE, CONAN THE BARBARIAN (2011), THREE AMIGOS (Blu), GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (Blu), ANTFARM DICKHOLE, THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION, and more.
HERE’S TO GOOD WATCHING THIS WEEK, SALUTE!
SEE YOU ON FORTY DEUCE,
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