DVD Day: May 26th, 2012


? Sherlock Season 2

I could tell you how brilliant I think Steven Moffat’s modern Sherlock series is, but I’ve done that plenty of times. All I’ll tell you is that of season 2’s three episodes, the first one is pretty good, the second (“The Hound of Baskerville,” alas) is pretty crap, and the last one is so damned good it justifies buying the entire set even if you count the first two episodes as extras.

Hayao Miyazaki and Ghibli’s latest film, which is supposedly pretty good (why wouldn’t it be, it’s Miyazaki) but that I have no desire to see because it looks so much like The Littles and The Littles sucked ass.
Hammer Films’ semi-triumphant return to horror, and Daniel Radcliffe’s first post-Potter role.
Two classic Ghibli films come to North American Blu-ray. Hey, Disney, where the fuck are my Totoro, Spirited Away and Porco Rosso Blu-rays?
All the shit you wish had just been extras on all the other DVDs.
The MTV series. Please look at this DVD set cover:


If you have any inclination to purchase this, please punch yourself in the genitals until the feeling subsides.
I have no idea what the fuck this is.
Mentioned solely because of the impressively ballsy cover, which is clearly trying to trick people into thinking they’re buying the actual Evil Dead movie.
When I started my fake journalism career in 2000, I began as the arts and entertainment editor of my hometown’s alt-newspaper Ace Weekly (the fact that I was hired right out of college with no journalism experience should tell you something about both the paper and my hometown). I did feature/cover stories occasionally, and I happened to do one on a couple of guys who were determined to make a zombie film in Lexington, Ky. They had a plan to do it quickly and cheap, and they actually had some solid make-up effects and decent sets. My buddy Jon even got a decent role in it.
Of course, the movie ended up taking four years to make, and was such an epic it was broken into two films (the third film in the “trilogy” is apparently the two filmed edited back into one), and at any rate Lexington did not become the new Hollywood. I’m 90% sure this is the movie I originally wrote about. 
One of those Japanese gore flicks the kids nowadays like so much, along with their baggy pants and ring pops and hippity hop music.
This is possibly the best worst zombie movie title I have ever heard.
I think these have been released already, but just in case.
I bring this up not because of its hilarious title, tagline (“Diapers are banished from the kingdom!”) or existence, but to remind you that someone, somewhere, has bought this DVD to masturbate to. I had to make up for missing last week’s FFF somehow.