Anime, Blu-ray, Miscellaneous

DVD Day: April 24th, 2012

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? Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: The Sacred Star of Milos

This movie is a side story set during the regular TV series, and not a continuation. Incidentally, part one of the misnamed FMA Brotherhood Complete Collection is also out today.
I maintain that the X-Men anime is the best-looking of the Marvel anime series, but holy shit is the DVD cover hilariously bad.
Hey, remember how awesome that Iron Man anime teaser was? Remember how not as awesome the actual anime was? Good times.
The kinda sorta sequel to the original Wicker Man. The one without Nic Cage, bear suits, or goddamn honey. Directed by the guy who did the original movie. Somehow, despite all that, it’s apparently not very good.
Chow Yun-Fat stars in a movie that’s been called the love child of John Woo and Stephen Chow. What’s not to like?
Contains the two Ultimate Avengers animated movies and that kiddie New Avengers animated movie, which isn’t ultimate on any level.
A Patton Oswalt comedy special where he talks about Jesus being on the X-Men. ‘Nuff said.
Five Lone Wolf and Cub movies, on Blu-ray, for $90? Very tempting.
? This Ain’t the Smurfs XXX
Do you hate someone so much you want them not to die, but live in anguish and agony until their end days? Do you perhaps hate yourself that much? Well, a live-action Smurfs porn parody comes out today. I think you know what to do.

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