24 Nov. 2009

DVD Vault: Battle of the Warriors


Originally titled “Battle of Wits”, this Dragon Dynasty release has been renamed and is just a good flick, plain and simple. It may not be as flashy as Hero or get as much attention as Crouching Tiger, but Battle has a clear story, characters and touches on some philosophy as well. This takes place in …

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24 Nov. 2009

DVD Vault: Black Devil Doll


Easily one of the most offensive and poorly made movies to grace my collection is also one of the most enjoyable and hilarious. The most simple way to explain Black Devil Doll is to say that it combines Chucky (the Child’s Play movies) with Blaxploitation cinema but only cost ten thousand dollars to make. The …

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19 Nov. 2009

029 Chase Masterson Interview


Everyone remembers Chase as Leeta on a little show called Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She was very endearing and charming as Rom’s wife and always a pleasure to see on screen. Well it was a real thrill to find out that those qualities derive themselves from her real personality. While prepping for this interview, …

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19 Nov. 2009

DVD Vault: Star Trek


It’s the eleventh Star Trek film and we’re back to the old crew but with new faces. Its reboot time, baby! If you need a franchise fixed, look no further than TV wunderkind J.J. Abrams. After making the third Mission Impossible a surprising success and an even more surprisingly entertaining movie, Paramount Pictures hires him …

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18 Nov. 2009

DVD Vault: Doctor Who: Black Guardian Trilogy


Another trilogy of old school Who, featuring Peter Davidson as the doctor hits stores this Christmas. Dubbed “the Black Guardian Trilogy“, the trinity of adventures start with the introduction of a new companion for the Doctor. Seemingly a sneaky schoolboy, this young man has an evil agenda; co-opted by the Black Guardian, he must kill …

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12 Nov. 2009

Asterix 50th Anniversary


Asterix.com spills the beans on the birthday boy’s newest book. Check it out: “In commemoration of Asterix‘s 50th birthday, born on 29 October 1959 in the pages of the very first issue of the weekly magazine Pilote, Albert Uderzo has come up with an exceptional gift to pay homage to his heroes and to the …

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11 Nov. 2009

DVD Vault-The Echo


Yet another entry into the Asian horror/American remake category, The Echo has one distinction that sets it apart from the rest of its Far East brethren. It was adapted from the movie Sigaw (2004), making it the first Filipino film to get an American remake. Yes, they actually have their own film industry. Who knew? …

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10 Nov. 2009

DVD Vault: G.I. Joe Resolute


This is exactly what G.I. Joe fans were waiting for. This is G.I. Joe for grown-ups. With respect to Stephen Sommers and his worthy live action blockbuster, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra didn’t quite bring the same “fan satisfaction” that G.I. Joe: Resolute brought. While Rise of Cobra was a good enough translation of the …

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