It’s a dire week for Asian cinema lovers. We’ll keep on trucking, cause that’s the Chicago way, and maybe you’ll find something to enjoy. Here are your Blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of 6/19/12:
The Hidden Blade (Blu-ray+DVD) – Palisades Tartan brings Yoji Yamada’s meditative 2004 samurai drama to Blu-ray
Ninja Champion/Weapons Of Death (DVD) – the 36 Chambers of Wu Tang presents 172 minutes of ninja action. Be advised these movies are likely dubbed
My Afternoons With Margueritte (Blu-ray/DVD) – a 2010 drama about an oafish handyman and the 95 year-old woman who teaches him to appreciate literature. Starring Gerard Depardieu
Four Lovers (DVD) – in this 2010 French drama, two couples try to spice up their live lives by swapping partners. Oh, those French
Kino Classics Lina Wertmuller Collection (DVD) – a 3-disc DVD set containing three Italian-language films from director Lina Wetmuller. The set includes “Love & Anarchy,” “The Seduction of Mimi,” and “All Screwed Up”
Attenberg (DVD) – Greece’s official entry to the Academy Awards is this 2012 quirky, coming-of-age story about a 23 year-old woman in a small town who must leave her adolescent ways behind
All Screwed Up: Kino Classics Edition (Blu-ray) – Lina Wertmuller’s 1974 Italian comedy about immigrants trying to make it in Milan
The Seduction of Mimi: Kino Classics Edition (Blu-ray) – Lina Wertmuller directs this 1972 Italian farce, now in hi-def from Kino
Love & Anarchy: Kino Classics Edition (Blu-ray) – a 1973 Italian tragi-comedy from director Lina Wertmuller
Seeking Justice (Blu-ray/DVD) – Nicolas Cage and Guy Pearce headline this 2012 direct-to-video action/thriller
Down for the Count (DVD) – a 2012 martial arts picture about a fighter who travels to Thailand to make it big as a Muay Thai boxer
Cat Run (Blu-ray/DVD) – a 2011 crime comedy starring Paz Vega as a call girl on the run after witnessing a crime
Legend of Hell’s Gate (DVD) – a 2011 Western that explores post-Civil War Texas
The FP (Blu-ray/DVD) – a 2011 comedy set in a far future where gangs wage war using a rhythm dancing game
Snow on tha Bluff (DVD) – this 2011 found footage film claims to offer an “authentic look” at life on the streets
Newsies: 20th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) – this 1992 Disney musical isn’t exactly a Cityonfire.com kind of movie, but it does star a young Christian Bale AKA Batman!
Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (DVD) – this 1976 exploitation movie needs to be seen to be believed, based on the jaw-dropping NSFW trailer
Project X (Blu-ray/DVD) – not to be confused with the current teen movie, William Castle presents this 1968 mind-bending sci-fi thriller
Flame Over India AKA The North West Frontier (Blu-ray/DVD) – a 1959 picture starring Lauren Bacall about the colonial revolt in India during the early 20th century
The Colossus of New York (Blu-ray) – New York is terrorized by a giant robot monstrosity from space in this 1958 sci-fi chiller
Exit Humanity (DVD) – Bloody Disgusting Selects offers this 2011 film that seeks to combine the zombie movie with the Western
The Disco Exorcist (DVD) – with a title like that, how can you resist this 2011 homage to 70′s horror?
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