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02.22.2008by: Ammon Gilbert

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - April 1st

To some, nothing spells perfection quite like Johnny Depp and Tim Burton. From EDWARD SCISSORHANDS to ED WOOD, when the two collaborate, the result is a triumph and a half. Case in point is SWEENEY TODD, a musical that showcased bloodsplatter as it's single most famous dramatic device. While you couldn't have drug me to see a musical on most occasions, you couldn't keep me away from checking this beast out. Splatting at you in both a single and double disc release, both editions offers you something cool and unique - a must own any way you look at it.

The Goods:

  • Anamorphic widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Burton + Depp + Carter = Todd featurette (only Single Disc special feature; also on Double Disc)
  • Sweeney Todd is Alive: The Real History of the Demon Barber featurette
  • Musical Mayhem: Sondheim's Sweeney Todd featurette
  • Sweeney's London featurette
  • The Making of Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street featurette
  • Grand Guignol: A Theatrical Tradition featurette
  • Designs for a Demon Barber featurette
  • A Bloody Business featurette
  • The Razor's Refrain featurette
  • Moviefone Unscripted with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp feature
  • Sweeney Todd Press Conference
  • Photo gallery
  • Trailer

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    SEANCE - April 22nd

    You know a movie doesn't have a lot going for it when it's biggest tagline is 'from the writer of VACANCY.' Not that I'm talking smack about VACANCY, but how does a movie about a couple in a hotel being stalked and spooked have anything to do with a Ouija board, a little girl, and a SEANCE? I get the same dude wrote both, but they're unrelated! Oh well. They have to do something to make peeps interested in picking this thing up.

    The Goods:

  • Widescreen
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound

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    KNOCK KNOCK - April 29th

    Tell me if you've heard this one before: Knock, knock. Who's there? Howd-ya-like-a. Howd-ya-like-a who? Howd-ya-like-a horror movie ripping off the punch-line of a joke? I tell ya, the ideas (for titles, at least) are being stretched thing by the minute. Too bad the tag-line wasn't 'The Last Joke You'll Ever Hear!!!'- cause that would be the coolest.

    The Goods:

  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Rico, Behind the Mask featurette
  • Music & the Sounds featurette
  • Beat Down featurette
  • Special Make Up and Effects featurette
  • Trailer gallery

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    RETRIBUTION - April 15th

    The director of the original PULSE is behind this J-horror import, but I'm not sure if you're average Jo would know that. To me, the box is telling me that the a-hole who gave us the PULSE remake is the one behind this - and there ain't nobody out there who wants to see more of that! As it is, this one here is from master of J-horror Kiyoshi Kurasawa. Pick it up and give your soul some retribution after sitting through the PULSE remake.

    The Goods:

  • 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen
  • Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Making of Retribution featurette
  • Interview with Director Kiyoshi Kurasawa
  • Alternate ending

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    DVD Covers:

    Honorable Mentions:

    THE BACKWOODS –April 15th – Because it stars Gary 'my evil stare will kill you' Oldman!

    HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II –April 1st – Because this release has been in the making for years, and your VHS copy has seen just about the end of its days.

    DELIRIUM – April 29th - Because it promises to be sick and demented... ain't nothing wrong with that!

    That's all for this week! Stay tuned every week for your latest DVD news, and as always, feel free to shoot me an email (ammongilbert@joblo.com ) for any & all DVD news, scoops, and easter eggs!

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    12:56PM on 02/22/2008
    Just warning you all that Retribution is awful! I saw it at the Toronto After Dark fest a couple years ago, and it is BAD. However mucho hilarious at the end of the film as you say to yourself "they didn't just do that, did they?"
    Just warning you all that Retribution is awful! I saw it at the Toronto After Dark fest a couple years ago, and it is BAD. However mucho hilarious at the end of the film as you say to yourself "they didn't just do that, did they?"
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