The Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Vol 1 & 2 Marvel’s recent cartoon series looks pretty decent; I especially like the way they apparently incorporate a ton of comparatively obscure villains, obviously following the wake of Bruce Timm’s Justice League Unlimited. That’s probably the problem, though. The Timmoverse of cartoon series serves as both my favorite (by far) discrete version of the DC universe, and raises the bar for this sort of thing probably higher than Marvel can match. Still, episodes are available on YouTube and the like, so I should give them a look. Another issue is that, as with the movies, Marvel has in the past farmed out the animation rights to some of their most popular characters, so that Spider-Man or the Fantastic Four (or whoever) can’t appear on this show. Still, I really should give it a look. Not a super fan of the animation style, though.
Other TV this week includes Larry Sanders Show S3; South Park S14.
The fine folks at Code Red have released a new “Uncensored English Version” DVD and Blu Ray of Argento’s Deep Red.
Speaking of Blu Ray, the surrealist classic El Topo hits that format today.
A short time ago Roger Corman’s Sharktopus hit DVD, now it’s time for his Dinoshark. Also available is another SyFy ‘original movie,’ Mongolian Death Worms. They are also (ha!) both available on Blu Ray.
Sacrifice Remember that big action flick with Oscar Winner Cuba Gooding Jr., and co-starring Christian Slater? Well, no, of course not. I’m not sure they remember it. Here it is, though.
Spy Kids Trilogy These films don’t get a lot of respect in some quarters, and I don’t know why. They’re pretty fun, and I really like the fact that Rodriguez will make one of these one moment, and then make something horrendously bloody, like Machete, the next. (And put Danny Trejo in both.) Why not? More power to him. Anyway, good stuff for kids, but like most good family films, really anyone can enjoy them.
If you buy any of this stuff from Amazon, you might consider clicking on one of Andy Borntreger’s links, or one of the other B-Masters, now that I can’t do that myself.