Jul 28, 2006

DVD releases for August 1st

Mr. Moto Collection: Volume 1
Four-disc set with four "Mr. Moto" films starring Peter Lorre: "Think Fast, Mr. Moto" (1937), "Thank You. Mr. Moto" (1937), "Mr. Moto Takes a Chance" (1938) and "Mysterious Mr. Moto" (1938); $59.98. Extras: Profiles of Lorre, "Mr. Moto" director Norman Foster, producer Sol Wurtzel and stuntman Harvey Parry. (Fox).
Most remember Lorre as a creepy little fellow that usually played an oily sidekick of the villain, but he also starred as Mr. Moto in several films in the late 30s. Here are the first four, along with a few extras.

V for Vendetta (2006) Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Rupert Graves, Roger Allam, Ben Miles, Sinead Cusack. Available as a single disc and as a two-disc special edition. Extras: "Freedom! Freedom! Making V for Vendetta" featurette. Special edition adds "Designing the Near Future" featurette, "Remember Remember: Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot" featurette, "England prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave in comics," "Cat Power" montage. (Warner).
This film got a bit of negative publicity when the writer of the graphic novel it is basedon went public with his unhappiness regarding the changes that were made to the story.Comic geeks fears were unfounded as James Mc Teigue and crew have delivered a thrilling, visually impressive ride into the future that is inspired by Orwell.

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