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  • Doom 3 BFG Edition
    Doom veteran or newcomer, the BFG Edition is a superb addition to any collection.
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  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition
    A great release for those who enjoy the Arkham games but haven't played Blackgate for whatever reason.
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  • Bushido Man: Seven Deadly Battles Coming To Blu-ray, DVD, And Digital HD This June

    A martial arts film that features multiple disciplines pretty much always equates to a great time. Shout! is bringing Bushido Man: Seven Deadly Battles to the States in June via Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Full details after the jump.

    A Film by Japanese Action Filmmaker Takanori Tsujimoto

    BUSHIDO MAN: SEVEN DEADLY BATTLES

    Starring Martial Arts Expert and Action Star Mitsuki Koga

    NON-STOP ACTION AND A “MUST SEE” RELEASE FOR FANS OF MARTIAL ARTS

    BLU-RAY™ AND DVD ARRIVE IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON JUNE 10, 2014

    Pre-Order This Highly Anticipated Home Entertainment Release Today!

     

    However your tastes in action-packed cinema run, BUSHIDO MAN: SEVEN DEADLY BATTLES has something for everyone. Incredibly choreographed fights encompassing seven different disciplines -- stick, knife, sword, kung fu, nunchaku, firearm, and special weapons – make this the action movie of choice for summer viewing.  Writer/Director Takanori Tsujimoto (Red Tears and Hard Revenge, Milly: Bloody Battle) reteams with renowned action choreographer Kensuke Sonomura (Resident Evil: Degeneration) and martial arts expert Mitsuki Koga for his best film to date.

    On June 10, 2014, Shout! Factory will unleash BUSHIDO MAN: SEVEN DEADLY BATTLES on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD.  Boasting a large cult following in Japan, Germany and a festival favorite at the 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival, BUSHIDO MAN is a widly entertaining action comedy that combines hard-hitting martial arts fight sequences and visceral action with plenty of surprises.  A must-have for loyal fans, collectors and movie enthusiasts, own it on Blu-ray for $19.97 SRP or on DVD for $16.99 SRP.

    Pre-order BUSHIDO MAN: SEVEN DEADLY BATTLES on Blu-ray or DVD now on Amazon.com.

    In addition to the action sequences, BUSHIDO MAN: SEVEN DEADLY BATTLES peppers in mouth-watering interludes at assorted eateries, making the film a mini-travelogue for foodies with a fondness for fisticuffs. Toramaru’s (Koga) philosophy dictates that Gensai “know the enemy by eating his food” and each masterfully-choreographed fight is preceded by a helping of his adversary’s favorite dish. Tsujimoto serves up a winner, seven times over!

    BUSHIDO MAN: SEVEN DEADLY BATTLES (2013, 88 min.)

    A student of martial arts is on a quest to seek seven scrolls containing the fighting secrets of seven different disciplines: stick, knife, sword, kung fu, nunchaku, firearm, and special weapons. Along the way, he must learn his enemy’s ways by what they eat, and bring both secrets and stories of his adventures home to his master. Featuring blistering martial arts, comedy, and food, Bushido Man will leave you with a taste for more than just action.

    “BUSHIDO MAN: SEVEN DEADLY BATTLES”

    Starring MITSUKI KOGA, YOSHIYUKI YAMAGUCHI, MASANORI MIMOTO

    Screenplay by TAKANORI TSUJIMOTO Editor KENSUKE SONOMURA & TAKANORI TSUJIMOTO   

    Director of Photography TETSUYA KUDÔ Music by HIKARU YOSHIDA

    Action Director KENSUKE SONOMURA

    Produced by YOHEI HARAGUCHI & MIKU KIKUCHI Directed by TAKANORI TSUJIMOTO


    Bonus Content:

    Making Bushido Man: From the Fantasia Film Festival
    Audio: English, Japanese
    Subtitles: English
    2013/Color/Not Rated

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  • Kinect Sports Rivals
    KSR is better and deeper than most motion controlled games that I have played, especially of the family/sports compilation variety. However, it's still light on content and just doesn't have a great deal of staying power or replay value you would hope for.
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  • Deception IV: Blood Ties
    A welcomed addition to the PS3 library, but one that doesn't necessarily belong in your own collection. While Deception IV has some things going for it, the few cons are significant enough to keep this game out of the realm of greatness.
    2 weeks ago
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
    Arkham fans can expect to really enjoy Origins, so long as they don't go into the game expecting to experience sweeping changes to the gameplay that made Asylum and City so great. Origins is a great game that can proudly stand outside of the shadow of its predecessors.
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  • Four Martial Arts Classics Coming To DVD For the First Time In May

    Nothing like classic "kung fu" movies! Four hard-to-find gems come to DVD for the first time next month. Full details inside..

    MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE MARATHON

    Featuring Widescreen Movie Presentations of

    Four Action-Packed Martial Arts Classics

    MANCHU BOXER (1974) / THE ASSOCIATION (1975)

     THE SKYHAWK (1974) / DRAGON TAMERS (1975)

    UNLEASHED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DVD IN A SPECIAL 2-DISC COLLECTION

    IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON MAY 20, 2014


    Shout! Factory has collected four of the most sought-after martial arts action classics into one DVD package with the MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE MARATHON. The 2-disc collection features MANCHU BOXER (1974), THE ASSOCIATION (1975), THE SKYHAWK (1974) and DRAGON TAMERS (1975) -- and includes such renowned talent as Director John Woo (Face/Off, Mission: Impossible II, Broken Arrow, Hard Target), marital arts icon Angela Mao Ying (Stoner, Queen’s Ransom) and celebrated action choreographer Sammo Hung (Ip Man series). Fans will love the opportunity to own these hard-to-find titles available for the first time on DVD May 20, 2014 at one low price of $19.97 SRP.

    Pre-order MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE MARATHON on DVD now at ShoutFactory.com and Amazon.com.

    MANCHU BOXER (1974)

    A young martial artist joins a boxing tournament with vengeance on his mind.

    “MANCHU BOXER”

    Starring CHI CHU CHIN, PIAO HO, SAMMO HUNG

    Screenplay by ON SZETO Editor YIN KWONG

    Fight Instructor SAMMO HUNG

    Produced by RAYMOND CHOW Directed by MA WU

    THE ASSOCIATION (1975)

    A male and female cop goes undercover to sneak into an international ring of white slavers.

    “THE ASSOCIATION”

    Starring YU BYONG, NIU TIEN, ANGELA MAO YING

    Screenplay by KUO HUI & CHANG-HWA JEONG

    Produced by RAYMOND CHOW Directed by CHANG-HWA JEONG

    THE SKYHAWK (1974)

    Before Jet Li became well-known for the role of Wong Fei Hung, the great Kwan Tak Hing played the role in hundreds of films. The Skyhawk finds Wong Fei Hung fighting the local crime boss.

    “THE SKYHAWK”

    Starring TAK-HING KWAN, NORA MIAO, HSIUNG CHAO

    Photographed by YAO CHUNG CHANG Music by JOSEPH KOO

    Editor PETER CHEUNG Screenplay by I. FANG YEH

    Action Director SAMMO HUNG

    Produced by RAYMOND CHOW Directed by CHANG-HWA JEONG

    DRAGON TAMERS (1975)

    A Chinese martial artist student comes to Korea with the intention of challenging a Taekwondo master. He soon meets a group of people belonging to several martial arts dojos which are localized in the area, and are being attack by a mysterious gang who intend to take control of the schools.
    “DRAGON TAMERS”

    Starring CHUAN CHEN, CHI CHU CHIN, KEIKO HARA

    Music by JOSEPH KOO

    Editor PETER CHEUNG Screenplay by JOHN WOO

    Action Director CHUAN CHEN

    Produced by RAYMOND CHOW Directed by JOHN WOO

    Audio: English  &  Mandarin

    Subtitles: English

    Color/Not Rated

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  • Shout! Releasing the Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection to DVD This Month

    A decade worth of the old classic animated series, Mr. Magoo, gets the DVD treatment from Shout! later this month. The official word after the jump...

    “Oh, Magoo, You’ve Done It Again!”

    THE MR. MAGOO THEATRICAL COLLECTION (1949–1959)

    TO BE RELEASED AS A 4-DVD SET BY SHOUT! FACTORY

    APRIL 22, 2014

    Los Angeles, CA - Shout! Factory will release The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection (1949-1959) in a 4-DVD set on April 22, 2014. This special collector’s edition brings together for the first time on DVD all 53 theatrical cartoons, including 12 cartoons in anamorphic widescreen for the first time, and the feature film 1001 Arabian Nights, all in one deluxe collection. Also included as a special feature is the vintage documentary A Princess For Magoo: The Making Of 1001 Arabian Nights, an interview with film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, a documentary on UPA & Mr. Magoo, and 14 commentaries. All shorts have been newly remastered in their original theatrical aspect ratios.

    Mr. Magoo has bumbled his way to good fortune for more than six decades. His endearing misadventures in everyday life and his stubborn self-confidence have entertained generations.

    Voiced by the multitalented comedic actor Jim Backus (Gilligan Island), Quincy Magoo or simply Mr. Magoo, is a wealthy, short-statured retiree who gets into a series of sticky situations as a result of his nearsightedness and his stubborn refusal to admit the problem.

    Mr. Magoo was an instant hit and went on to become a classic animated character starring in two Academy Award®–winning theatrical shorts, three television series and two television specials.

    The Mr. Magoo Theatrical Collection (1949-1959)

    DISC ONE:                               DISC TWO:                              DISC THREE:

    RAGTIME BEAR                       Magoo’s Check-Up              MATADOR MAGOO

    SPELLBOUND HOUND             when magoo flew             MAGOO BREAKS PAR

    TROUBLE INDEMNITY             magoo makes news           MAGOO’S GLORIOUS FOURTH

    BUNGLED BUNGALOW           magoo’s express                 MAGOO’S MASQUERADE

    BAREFACED FLATFOOT           madcap magoo                   MAGOO SAVES THE BANK

    FUDDY-DUDDY-BUDDY           stage door magoo                        MAGOO’S YOUNG MANHOOD

    THE GRIZZLY GOLFER              magoo’s canine mutiny   SCOUTMASTER MAGOO

    SLOPPY JALOPY                       magoo goes west              EXPLOSIVE MR. MAGOO

    THE DOG SNATCHER              calling doctor magoo    MAGOO’S 3-POINT LANDING

    PINK AND BLUE BLUES           magoo beats the heat     MAGOO’S CRUISE

    HOTSY FOOTSY                       magoo’s puddle jumper   LOVE COMES TO MAGOO

    CAPTAINS OUTRAGEOUS       trailblazer magoo                        GUMSHOE MAGOO

    SAFTEY SPIN                            magoo’s problem child    BWANA MAGOO

    MAGOO’S MASTERPIECE        meet mother magoo        MAGOO’S HOMECOMING

    MAGOO SLEPT HERE              rockhound magoo            MERRY MINSTREL MAGOO

    MAGOO GOES SKIING            magoo’s moose hunt       MAGOO’S LODGE BROTHER

    DESTINATION MAGOO           magoo’s private war        TERROR FACES MAGOO

                                                    magoo goes overboard

     

    DISC FOUR:

    1001 Arabian Nights (Feature Film)

    Special Features:

    • An interview with Leonard Maltin
    • A documentary on UPA & Mr. Magoo featuring the people listed above that did commentaries.
    • Vintage Documentary: A PRINCESS FOR MAGOO – the making of 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS
    • Commentaries:
      • WHEN MAGOO FLEW – Commentary by UPA animator Bob Longo PhD
      • MAGOO’S PRIVATE WAR – Commentary by Michael Schesinger
      • MEET MOTHER MAGOO – Commentary by animator historian Mark Evanier
      • MAGOO SAVES THE BANK – Commentary by UPA historian Adam Abraham
      • GRIZZLY GOLFER – Commentary by UPA historian Adam Abraham
      • RAGTIME BEAR – Commenatry by Academy Award winning animator, scholar and Magoo historian John Canemaker
      • HOTSEY FOOTSY – Commentary by Academy Award winning animator, scholar and Magoo historian John Canemaker
      • PUDDLE JUMPER – Commentary by animation historian Jerry Beck
      • TERROR FACES MAGOO – Commentary by animation historian Jerry Beck
      • PINK AND BLUE BLUES – Commentary by animation scholar and historian John Culhane
      • FUDDY DUDDY BUDDY – Commentary by Emily Hubley, daughter of John Hubley
      • SPELLBOUND HOUND – Commentary by Emily Hubley, daughter of John Hubley
      • BAREFACED FLATFOOT – Commentary by Tee Bosustow, son of UPA founder Steve Bosustow
        o MAGOO EXPRESS - Commentary by Tee Bosustow, son of UPA founder Steve Bosustow

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  • Impressions of Full Bore

    The Kickstarter-funded block puzzler is nearing release on Steam, and I had a chance to play a recent build.

    Full Bore is being created by a three-man dev team at Whole Hog Games and is being published by Nkidu Games. The First Dig was previously released and those who have purchased it will get the second part of the full game, Into Hard Earth, when its released. The build I played had portions of both The First Dig and Into Hard Earth.

    It's worth pointing out the the goal of Full Bore was to create a game in which players are encouraged to explore, and not 'worry' about aggressive enemies, time limits, or typical gameplay elements. Everything from the lackadaisical blues rock soundtrack to the level design and gameplay suggest this. It's not to say Full Bore doesn't offer its own challenges, but these are almost exclusively, from what I have played, of the puzzle-variety or a 'rush sequence' in which you must quickly traverse an area in a strict time-limit. When you've managed to fail, or if you just want to start an area over, you can easily reverse time or start back at the stage checkpoint. Teleportation areas allow you to beam over to other areas that offer other NPCs and usually an altered visual theme to explore, too.

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    Full Bore is accessible from a controls and concept standpoint. While best played with a gamepad, you can elect to use the keyboard as well, with the WASD scheme used for digging in the corresponding directions. One of the main gameplay mechanics is digging, and finding out what surfaces you can dig through is part of the exploration element, although I found routinely encountering surfaces I could not dig through to be somewhat cumbersome. There is also something to be said for the "learning curve" (even that phrase seems a bit overkill here) I experienced in getting familiar with what surfaces I could jump to and run across. I attribute part of this to the graphics, which are intentionally old school, but despite a variety of textures and colors, the stages have a pretty consistent repetitive appearance, but at times the graphics, like the soundtrack, impress.

    With NPCs to chat with at times and various logs and notes to discover, which unveil more of the story, Full Bore is story-driven in that sense, although how captivating it all is is up for debate. Personally, I didn't get hooked on the characters nor the story, and the gameplay, at least thus far in this build, hasn't proven fun enough to keep me playing for more than a few short stints. But given its accessibility, genre, and design that encourages exploration and revisiting areas, the casual gamer is likely to find Full Bore more appealing than I have.

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    Full Bore is available for purchase now from Whole Hog's website, with the Into Hard Earth episode available sometime later this Spring.
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  • Constant C
    An overall very well developed puzzle-platformer that can entertain -- or frustrate depending on your skills and patience -- for hours.
    4 weeks ago
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  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
    A colorful and eye-catching presentation can't mask Yaiba's numerous gameplay design flaws, but it tends to be just fun and rewarding enough to continue to grind through.
    4 weeks ago

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