Category Archives: DVDs

“Oldboy”

In Oldboy ($20.99), having been imprisoned in a small hotel room under constant surveillance for 15 years Oh Dae-Su (Min-sik Choi) tries to figure out who his tormentor is–and why they would choose to torture him. Once free from his … Continue reading

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Sukiyaki Western Django

Rivaling gangs take over a western boon town in a gold rush for hidden treasure in Sukiyaki Western Django ($19.99), an epic tale of blood, lust and greed. When a mysterious gunslinger (Hideaki Ito) offers himself to the highest bidder … Continue reading

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“Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” DVD

First, novelist Lisa See’s book, “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”, garnered honorable mentions from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. Then, the book was transformed into a movie and released earlier this year. Now, the “Snow Flower and the … Continue reading

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Surrogate Valentine DVD and Digital Download, Including Soundtrack

Man, it just feels like yesterday when we mentioned that our buddy Goh Nakamura had his music video “Embarcadero Blues” reach one million views on YouTube. (Okay, it’s been three years, but who’s counting?) One self-released album later and it … Continue reading

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Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster Collector’s Edition

“Ip Man 2 ($15.99), starring Donnie Yen, may be the flare signal to a new age of kung fu film awesomeness with Donnie Yen at the forefront. This action-punch-packed flick opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend, and like a … Continue reading

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The People I’ve Slept With

The People I’ve Slept With ($9.99) is a sexy, romantic story about Angela (Karin Anna Cheung of Better Luck Tomorrow), a young woman with a zealously active sex life, who after every sexual conquest, makes keepsake “baseball cards” of each … Continue reading

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Of Civil Wrongs and Rights – The Fred Korematsu Story

“… After viewing the documentary about Fred Korematsu, Of Civil Wrongs and Rights – The Fred Korematsu Story ($24.49), I have to say that I am quite impressed at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – San Francisco chapter, made … Continue reading

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Children of Invention DVD

From the New York Times review: “Restraint proves a virtue of — and a shrewd if necessary choice for — Children of Invention, a modestly scaled, quietly effective independent movie about a struggling single mother and her two children. Directed … Continue reading

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Philips DVP5990 Multi Region DVD Player

The Philips DVP5990/37 ($60) is a single-disc, mainstream multi-region DVD player. (You can find reviews for this DVD Player on CNET.) Compared to other mainstream DVD players on the market, it is very inexpensive, and compared to the DVD players … Continue reading

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The Ramen Girl DVD

Rest in Peace, Brittany Murphy. While we might have known her as Eminem’s girlfriend in 8 Mile or “that girl that did the ‘Rolling with the Homeys’ thing from Clueless,” she was also in a quirky little indie movie set … Continue reading

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