A whole bunch of cool stuff this week:
Cat People - Paul Schrader directs, Natassja Kinski stars in this oversexed revamp of the Jacques Tourneur classic.
Colors of a Creative Culture - Brazilian street art cornucopia!
Angel Face - Preminger. Mitchum. Simmons. Noir. Rent now.
Man Walking on Snow - Contemplative modern Japanese family drama.
Just Another Love Story - slick looking Danish modern noir.
Preludes: Selected Works of Peter Mettler - collects Balifilm, Scissere and Eastern Avenue, three short(ish) works by the fascinating director/photographer.
The Strange One
They Call Me Bruce? - reissue of long-loved comedy/kung-fu classic
Love on the Dole
Kaidan - Ringu director Hideo Nakata mines classical Japanese ghost romances for inspiration. Ugetsu 2?
Monsterquest season 3 - exactly what the title implies - filmmakers seek out supposedly real monters. Looks cool.
Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit - if the title doesn't sell it for you, nothing will. Modern kaiju classic in the making gets topical.
IT Crowd season 2
Eastbound and Down - absolutely hilarious new HBO series about a fallen baseball player climbing his way back to the bigs.
Tokyo! - triptych from Bong Joon-Ho, Leos Carax and Michel Gondry about the titular city.
Doctor Who season 3 & 4 - after shipping these back and forth between the two stores virtually every week for the past 6 months, I got sick of carrying them across town on my bike, so caved and dropped the $90 per season that these command. Hope no one breaks a disc...and yes, we aso have seasons 1 & 2.
RiP: A Remix Manifesto - an intriguing look at music sampling and copyright law.
And on Blu....