DVD Day: August 2nd, 2011


?? Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. XXI: MST3K Vs. Gamera
All five MST3K Gamera films in one set? Fuck and yes. God bless Shout Factory for getting the rights to both the Gamera movies and MST to be able to create this set, which comes in a sweet collector’s tin. As for the movies, it includes: Gamera, Gamera Vs. Barugon, Gamera Vs. Gaos, Gamera Vs. Guiron and Gamera Vs. Zigra. Now, the first Gamera is wonderful, as it’s a Godzilla rip-off that tries to be serious even though it’s about a giant, rampaging turtle. Barugon and Gaos are both extremely solid MST episodes, some of the best of the Joel era. Admittedly, I’ve seen Gamera Vs. Zigra at least half a dozen times and I still can’t tell you anything about it. However! If this set only included Gamera Vs. Guiron, it would still be worth every penny — the movie is one of the goofiest films to ever come out of Japan (which is saying something), and Joel and the ‘Bots knock it out of the park. It’s one of the best MST episodes ever, and one any fan absolutely needs to own. And of course, the set comes with plenty of extras, including a Gamera movie documentary and recent interviews with the MST staff discussing the films. Supposedly my copy comes in today. I CAN’T WAIT.

? Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Part 5
Jesus, we’re on part 5 already? I still haven’t started the series on Netflix Instant yet, dammit.

? Conan the Barbarian
On Blu-ray. Conan the Destroyer is also available, of course.

? The Super Hero Squad Show: The Infinity Gauntlet Vol. 1
Wait, so the Super Hero Squad cartoon is doing an Infinity Gauntlet story after their big Infinity Sword story? Huh. Seems like a lot of Infinity Items to me, but whatever.

And speaking of superheroes, both a Captain America porn (SFW trailer here) and a Spider-Man porn (SFW trailer at the totally NSFW site here) both came out yesterday for your masturbatory pleasure. And yes, apparently the Spider-Man porn is the same porn that I mentioned back on July 12th, which somehow got delayed (pornography doesn’t have a strict shipping calendar? Someone get my monocle so it can pop off!). And yes, apparently I was also right, because according to the screenshots at the link above there’s at least one scene where the Daily Bugle’s Robbie Robertson fucks Betty Brant. Again, porn industry, not what I wanted out of my Spider-Man pornograghy.