Here are all the non Asian buys from this month. Another nicely eclectic mix of titles, with a little bias towards westerns, spaghetti and otherwise.
Jan Svankmajer's Alice blu ray, I'm a huge fan of Svankmajer and a high def release of one of his movies was just too much to resist.
Sergio Corbucci's masterpiece The Great Silence, an extremely welcome anamorphic upgrade for this fantastic S.W. One of the best outside of the Leone's.
John Carpenter's In the mouth of madness, one of the few Carpenter's that I hadn't seen and for some reason very hard to find, I picked up the HK release for next to nothing. The transfer is very dark but is anamorphic and generally pretty good.
Nicholas Ray's influential western Johnny Guitar, a western on my list of shame, I've always meant to see it but never got around to it, the dvd is apparently great so now is my chance!
Grant Gee's excellent documentary on one of my favourite bands, I've already covered this here
The last remaining Peckinpah movie I haven't seen Major Dundee and what a great cast it has, the second film this month to have Charlton Heston in it.
I'd been waiting for a chance to pick this up on the cheap, 11 hours of action from the 2009 Ashes series, some of the most intense drama in sport. Tedium for some but manna for me!
While looking at The Great Silence, I came across this oddity from Sergio Corbucci titled Samurai, what looks like a knock off of Red Sun. I bought it from ebay, and of course it's a bootleg. When I've looked into it, it's actually Il Bianco, Il Giallo, Il Nero. Not only is it a bootleg but it's probably the worst one I've ever seen. The quality is truly terrible and as it's a full screen presentation, it regularly features conversations between characters who can only partially be seen, I've taken a screen grab below.
Needless to say I will be requesting a refund!