Tuesday, February 27, 2007

New Releases

This week's new releases to DVD features several scary movies and several scar people.

Conejo en la Luna (2006), directed by Jorge Ramírez Suárez, tells the story of a couple framed for murdering a politician and suddenly find themselves emersed in the world of corrupt government officials, bad cops and murderous henchmen, according to Netflix.

Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965), directed by Ishirô Honda, features another wrongly accused individual. After being blamed for destroying the countryside a 20-foot-tall mutant fights it out with the guilty monster/reptile Baragon. Honda was the director of the original Godzilla movie.

Perversion Story (1969), directed by Lucio Fulci, is a high-definition transfer from the original vault negative. The mystery mixes obsession, deceit, sex and murder when a doctor turns Casanova and begins dating a stripper.

Prayer Beads (2006 series), directed by Masahiro Okano, this movie blends realistic animation and live action in nine horror stories of karma and fate.

Synesthesia (2005), directed by Toru Matsurra, features a man with a strange sensory disease making him the only person in the world who can stop a serial killer.

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987), directed by Yuki Yukite Shingun, is a documentary in which Shingun tries to determine the reason for unexplained deaths of soldiers during World War II. He blends research and in-your-face interviews with former military officers, accusing them of war crimes.
New York Times: New Release Review