This week we get Transformers: Dark of the Moon, a real roller-coaster of an action adventure movie. If you want some comedy with your action, I can recommend The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman, an unusual martial arts movie from China, where you follow the blade from owner to owner, getting a different story with each one. If you are more in a Fantasy kind of mood, Dragon Crusaders could be fun; nothing fancy here, it is just like the title says; a band of knights out to defeat a dragon. The final entry The Lost Future is a made for Syfy movie from last year.
In 1989 NBC aired a TV Miniseries of Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days and it is getting re-released on DVD this week. The all star cast included Eric Idle which I find interesting because also in 1989 his fellow Pythons Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam also did an Around the World in Eighty Days TV series for the BBC, only theirs was a documentary in which Palin attempted to circumnavigate the globe without flying to see if Phileas Fogg could have done it.
In western animation the two pack of Scared Shrekless / Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins at a noticeably reduced price over getting them individually.
For anime, Mardock Scramble: The First Compression is finally being released in the US. This is the first of three science fiction stories that make up the series. In this one, the female cyborg Balot has only one purpose; to track down, capture, and/or kill the serial killer who murdered her. In Squid Girl – Part 1 we have a cute young girl who is a squid when she is in the water, now come ashore to conquer the human realm, but she is not having much luck with that last bit. Trigun: Badlands Rumble is a feature film that returns us to science fiction western that is Trigun. Rounding out our new releases, the Straw Hat Gang is back in One Piece – Collection 2.
The box set of Corpse Princess – Complete Collection brings the full story of the machine-gun wielding dead girl and her battle against the unnatural undead in a single package. Also Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple – Season 1 – Complete Collection is now out as a single set for the season rather than the two parts it had been.