Max Headroom The Complete Series is out! Hooray! Does it hold up? Don’t know, but Amanda Pays was hot.
Other TV this week includes Mercy S1; Naturo: Shippuden Vol 3; Hawaii Five-Oh S9; and Heroes S4.
On to movies:
Piranha hasn’t been available on DVD for a long time, but now (for obvious reasons) is being re-released. It’s also now available on Blu Ray too. Lots of nice extras, including what is presumably the commentary provided by director Joe Dante for the earlier DVD release. It’s one of the best half dozen I’ve ever heard, and essential listening for those interested in Roger Corman.
Also out this week is a new DVD and Blu Ray of the uncut version of Corman’s Humanoids from the Deep.
Finally, there’s a new double bill, Roger Corman’s Cult Classics: Death Sport / Battletruck
The admirable folks at Criterion release the essential Early Films of Akira Kurosawa, including Sanshiro Sugata Parts 1 & 2; Beautiful Life and The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail. You can never have too much Kurosawa.
The gritty (i.e., highly violent and cuss-filled) superhero flick Kick-Ass hits shelves today in various editions.
Lots of ‘80s reissues this week on DVD and Blu Ray, including The Allnighter (the Susanna Hoffs); Blood Simple (2-disc); Escape from New York (2-disc set); Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Sin; and The Princess Bride (2-discs).
After.Life (with Christina Ricci, Justin Long and Liam Neeson[!])
Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchett