It's time for a round up of recent buys again. Not much in the way of Hong Kong movies again this month, maybe next time will be better. I do have some great stuff to share though from Italian horror classics to anime and what must be for me, the most unintentionally funny film ever!
Kicking off with the first of two HK movies, Michael Hui's Games gamblers play. I've already reviewed this here
Herman Yau's 1996 film All of a sudden, an approaching Cat III thriller and starring Simon Yam, a review will follow soon.
Antonio Margheriti's Cannibal Apocalypse, I haven't seen this since my initial fascination with the video nasties and Wes' coverage at Plutonium shores piqued my interest in seeing it again. Love me some Saxon!
I already have the Bava collection volume one but for some reason I never picked up the second one, thought I'd better get it before it goes OOP. My favourite Bava's are in the first box but there are still some great titles in this set.
Rounding out the Italian horror titles for this month we have Argento's Inferno on blu ray, I was never much of a fan of this film until I saw the blu ray of it late last year, when it blew me away. The Blue underground release may have the edge image wise but the package here is excellent, that artwork aside (Thankfully you can change it!)
Complete series of Eden of the east blu ray, I didn't know much about this show but having seen the first episode it looks very interesting, looking forward to the rest, if I like it I will post about it.
Mamoru Hosoda's The Girl who leapt through time blu ray, a wonderful anime film, if you haven't seen this I highly recommend it.
Hosoda again this time with Summer wars, another fantastic anime movie again on blu ray. The film looks incredible.
Robert Aldrich's Emperor of the north, picked this up as a recommendation from Phantom of pulp, he's a huge Lee Marvin fan, and so am I but I've never seen this. It sounds amazing from the synopsis.
The latest re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes comes from the BBC, and it's really fun. All three episodes of season one and an unaired pilot are included in this blu ray.
Finally for this month, the funniest film I've seen for years, yes it maybe unintentional comedy but that doesn't make it any less amusing. I've been waiting for the blu ray to come down to a price I could pay for a film this bad and still respect myself the next day. Honestly is there a funnier display of acting than Mark Wahlberg's classroom scene in The Happening? I love Zooey Deschanel in everything but what the fuck was she thinking here? So many questions but I can't think straight when I'm laughing so hard.