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Crimson Pig

Plane Crazy Porky Japan’s anime master Hayoa Miyazaki loves airplanes, especially vintage aircraft. He showed this inclination in his earlier features Laputa and Kiki’s Delivery Service, but her he let’s his obsession take center stage.

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Kill Bill Vol. 1

QT is back for Revenge Quentin Tarantino’s fourth film as writer/director finds him in familiar territory – that is, familiar territory for fans of psychotronic film. A glorious homage to all the exploitation flicks that have inspired him throughout his … Continue reading

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Metropolis

Anime vitae Osamu Tezuka was so taken with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis that he had to create his own version. In 1949, Tezuka was one of Japan’s favorite young cartoonists. His New Treasure Island series had been a big hit, and … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

The sequel to Next to Last Fantasy This isn’t the first all-CGI animated film. No, those are old digital hat and common as pixels in a bitmap these days. Plus, a lot of “live-action” films now contain a great deal … Continue reading

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Devil Man DVD

Eats Pokemon for breakfast After the success of his boundary-pushing series “Shameless School” and “Cutie Honey”, Japanese cartoonist Go Nagai created a new manga series that became just as influential. It took the old “boy transforms to hero” idea of … Continue reading

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Castle of Cagliostro DVD

Give me all your Lupins In The Castle of Cagliostro, master thief Lupin III and his hard-boiled sidekick Daisuke Jigen pull off a casino robbery, only to find that the booty is all in counterfeit bills. Lupin recognizes the fakes … Continue reading

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Beany & Cecil: Special Edition DVD

There goes a good DVD It’s difficult for me to believe that Beany & Cecil is mostly forgotten today. In the early 1960s, they were a dominant force in my life. I watched every Saturday morning cartoon episode over and … Continue reading

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