posted by GW Dan
Releases for the week of 6/21/10
Afro Samurai – Complete Murder Sessions – Season 1 and 2
The director’s cut of Afro Samurai arrive this week in a very nice box set. Featuring Sam Jackson and Mark Hamill, this series is over the top and absolutely awesome. Bloody as hell with a very good soundtrack, this is totally worth a watch.
If you are anything like me, you know whether or not this is an instant want. For me the answer is unabashedly YES! I love this goddamn movie. The story of a government sponsored Deathrace is so fucking 70’s. Add in the late David Carridine, some gratuitous boobies, and a very early performance from Sylvester Stallone and you have a recipe for awesomesauce! It’s pure cheese on the very best of ways. Roger Corman never disappoints.
Hung – The Complete 1st Season
I’ll admit to having not seen this all the way through. What I have seen I really like though. The story focuses on a high school gym teacher, Thomas Jane, who is going through a rough patch in his life. He’s divorced, unhappy, and running out of options. The one thing he does have though is a big dick. And it is with his dick that he will reverse his fortunes by becoming a sex worker. There are some fantastically awkward scenes as he enters this new profession. The real story is the balance between teaching, his wreck of a life, and his kids. Overall, a show I will spend some time with now that the first season is out.
As always, there are a ton of other things out today. Most I have not seen or heard of but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few gems out there. Explore and experience!