Time for another round up of recent purchases, an odd month for me this one as I've hardly picked up any of my beloved Hong Kong movies, but not a bad selection overall.
Once upon a time in the west blu ray, Sergio Leone's masterpiece in high def at last.
Girls, Guns and G-strings, The Andy Sidaris collection. Twelve of Sidaris' movies on three dvds. What's not to love?
The Howling, Joe Dante's excellent werewolf film.
The Quick and the dead blu ray, Sam Raimi's underrated western, haven't seen this since it's original release.
The Return of the living dead blu ray, a welcome high def upgrade for Dan O'Bannon's hugely fun 80's zombie classic.
Some recommendations and reminders now from fellow bloggers, first up Wes' blog Plutonium shores reminded me of James Glickenhaus' The Exterminator. If you haven't checked out this blog then do so as Wes is a man of impeccable taste. At the moment he is working his way through the list of video nasties, familiar territory for sure but handled in a freshly entertaining manner. Wes also has an extensive archive of great stuff to read too if nasties aren't your thing.
Comeuppancereviews recently reviewed these two films by cult favourite Brian Trenchard-Smith, they sound like fun and I picked them up cheaply. Brett and Ty really know their stuff when it comes to the action genre. The cover for Day of the panther is pretty bad but I don't think I've ever seen worse artwork for a dvd than the Strike of the panther cover!
Fight! Dragon is a 1974 Japanese martial arts childrens TV show recommended by Achillesgirl that looks incredible and is available for not much money from the same people that brought you the Andy Sidaris collection mentioned higher up this post. It looks insane and insanely funny from the trailer.
Finally my only Hong Kong film this month, and it's a title I already have on blu ray. Johnnie To's Sparrow, in a special limited edition three disc edition which I will do a separate post about as it's so cool!