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Paramount Releases 'A Chipmunk Christmas' and Two Other Chipmunk Holiday Specials

Paramount Home Entertainment will release Alvin & the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Christmas to DVD on November 1, 2005. The set will include A Chipmunk Christmas from 1981 (before the animated series started in 1983) and two other Christmas specials from 1988 and 1989 entitled Merry Christmas Mr. Carroll (AKA Alvin’s Christmas Carol) and Dave’s Wonderful […]

ADV Announces "Gantz," Other DVD Titles for October

ADV Films will release four anime titles to DVD on October 11, including Gantz: Deathwatch; Maburaho, Ghost of A Chance; Wild Arms: Complete Collection and All Purpose Cat Girl Nuku Nuku Dash: Complete Collection, the company says. Gantz: Deathwatch will feature episodes 18-20 in anamorphic video and both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English […]

Final Chapter of "Shadow Star Narutaru" Coming in November

Central Park Media will release the concluding chapter of Shadow Star Narutaru to DVD on November 8, the company says. The release will include episodes 11-13 in English and Japanese with English subtitles. DVD features include storyboards; director’s commentary; interview with the Japanese voice actors; art gallery; character art; U.S. Shadow Star Narutaru trailers; and […]

Miller Shares His Thoughts on "Batman Begins"

Comic writer Frank Miller recently spoke to Now Playing Magazine about his thoughts on Batman Begins, the summer blockbuster partially based off his definitive Batman origin tale Batman: Year One. Batman Begins is the third movie this year to be based off his comic work, others being the hit Sin City and the box-office bomb […]

WHV Officially Announces 'Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997'

Update (09/03): Minor Extras Update Update (09/01): Added shots of the Amaray Case, including a peek at the disc art. (Linked as the case type in each discs description). Update (08/29): Added Front and Back Cover Art for each movie. Update (08/26): Back Cover Art added. WHV has officially announced the ‘Batman: The Motion Picture […]

"Gilgamesh" Vol. 1: Anime or Insomnia Cure?

You know, post-Eva and post-Lain, it seems like everyone and their grandma in the anime industry has this idea that dramatic anime needs to move at a snail’s pace. Now, in the hands of the right directors, storyboarders and writers, that ambient, pastoral pacing can make some really classic series. However, in all too many […]

"Kyo Kara Maoh!" Vol. 2: It's Here, It's Hilarious, Get Used To It.

Wolfram: “Don’t be so shy, I’m your fiancee!” Yuri: “I don’t care! That doesn’t mean you have to try and do the naked pretzel!” -Kyo Kara Maoh! Vol.2. When we last left Kyo Kara Maoh, Yuri Shibuya, teenage amateur baseball player and newly minted demon king of another dimension, was on a quest to find […]

"Electric Company" Coming to DVD

A brief article in the Los Angeles Times notes that a DVD release of PBS’s The Electric Company is in the works (free registration required). Airing from 1971 to 1977, The Electric Company featured Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno, and the earliest work of actor Morgan Freeman, as well as assorted animated features and live-action Spider-Man […]

"Sin City": Sexy Movie, Impotent DVD

The Film There are a great many movies which come out of seemingly nowhere to surprise and delight us. On the other hand, there are also a great many movies which carry with them tremendous baggage in getting to the screen. Guess which kind Sin City is? That’s right, being a comic book adaptation, Sin […]

Original "Sin": A "Sin City" Primer

One of the latest in a long line of comic book adaptations, Sin City, hit DVD last month. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, and Quentin Tarantino, and boasting an incredible cast ranging from Mickey Rourke to Jessica Alba to Elijah Wood, it’s one of the year’s most talked-about movies. Right from the start, it […]

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