Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 2/27/12

King of Triads DVD aka Bad Blood, Mie Men, Mit Moon (Lionsgate)

King of Triads DVD aka Bad Blood, Mie Men, Mit Moon (Lionsgate)

We’re a day late but never a buck short here at City on Fire with your new releases list. There’s some great stuff for Asian film fans this week, whether it’s finally being able to see “The Yellow Sea” with subtitles or Andy On and Luxia Jang kicking ass in “King of Triads.” So, let’s get cracking. Here are your Blu-ray and DVD releases for the week of 2/27/12:

ASIAN CINEMA

The Yellow Sea (DVD) – here’s the great news: the 2010 Korean thriller from the director of “The Chaser” is finally coming out in the US. Here’s the bad news: it’s only on DVD. No Blu-ray. Boo!

King of Triads (DVD) – Lionsgate releases this 2010 Hong Kong action flick starring Simon Yam, Carina Lau, Andy On, and Luxia Jiang. Fortunately for you, we reviewed the Import Blu-ray about 6 months ago. You can read our review here.

Boys on the Run (DVD) – a 2010 Japanese movie about an awkward and virginal 29 year-old vendor machine refiller, courtesy of Asian Crush

Daesapo Naughty Girls (DVD) – Asian Crush delivers a 2006 South Korean high school sex comedy. Oo, naughty!

FOREIGN CINEMA

Mandrill (Blu-ray/DVD) – Magnet Releasing offers this kick-ass 2011 Spanish-language martial arts film starring Marko Zaror of “Undisputed III” fame

Rabies (DVD) – this 2010 film was billed as Israel’s first horror movie and it’s garnered rave reviews lately. A brother and sister on the run fall into a trap set by a psychotic killer living in a nature preserve

Automobile/L’Automobile (DVD) – your friends at RaroVideo USA present this 1971 Italian drama featuring a score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone

The Sky Turns (DVD) – New Yorker Films offer this 2012 Spanish film in the ‘magical realism’ genre, about a village on its last legs

Baby Angelo (DVD) – a 2008 Filipino drama courtesy of Pathfinder Pictures, set in a Manila apartment complex

ANIMATED

Justice League: Doom (Blu-ray/DVD) – this 2012 animated movie is based on the DC Comics story-arc “Tower of Babel” by Mark Waid and Howard Porter, and features fan favorites Tim Daly as the voice of Superman and Kevin Conroy as Batman

INDIE

Vanya on 42nd Street (Blu-ray/DVD) – Criterion Collection releases this 1994 film from French director Louis Malle, featuring actors like Julianne Moore reading Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya”

I Melt With You (Blu-ray/DVD) – a 2011 film about a group of male friends’ deadly mid-life crisis, starring Thomas Jane and Jeremy Piven

The Myth of the American Sleepover (DVD) – a 2010 independent film set in the suburbs of Detroit, featuring a cast of talented newcomers

Catechism Cataclysm (DVD) – the 2011 Sundance audience favorite comedy, about a disgraced young priest lost on a canoe trip with an old high school pal

MAINSTREAM

Hugo (Blu-ray/DVD) – Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning 3-D children’s film from last year arrives on home formats

Johnny English Reborn (Blu-ray/DVD) – British comedian Rowan Atikson is back with the sequel to his first spy spoof. This 2011 film was a hit in the UK

Johnny English (Blu-ray) – on that note, the 2003 original is out now in hi-def

Bounty Hunters (DVD) – WWE diva (I think that’s what they’re called) Trish Stratus stars in her own 2012 direct-to-video action flick

Tomorrow When the War Began (DVD) – this 2010 film is set in Australia and based on a best-selling book series. Written/directed by Stuart Beattie, who served as co-writer on the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie

CLASSICS

The Buccaneer (Blu-ray) – it’s Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner in a Cecil B. Demille movie! This time there’s no ten commandments, just pirates on the high seas in this 1958 film

The Mountain (Blu-ray) – Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner star in this 1956 film about mountain-climbing

Scarlet Street: Kino Classics Edition (Blu-ray) – a 1945 noir starring Edward G. Robinson from legendary director Fritz Lang (“Metropolis”), now on Blu-ray

Where Love Has Gone (Blu-ray) – the 1964 movie, ripped from trashy tabloid headlines, is now on Blu-ray, starring Susan Hayward and Bette Davis

HORROR

Baba Yaga (Blu-ray) – Blue Underground presents this cult classic 1973 Italian horror movie based on a popular comic strip

Beneath the Darkness (Blu-ray/DVD) – Dennis Quaid goes direct-to-video with this 2011 “teen horror” movie

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2 Responses to Blu-ray and DVD Releases for 2/27/12

  1. Tony says:

    Is “The Yellow Sea” actually coming out this week? I have seen a couple of sites that have the release date as February 28, but none of the major retailers. I’d love to see it released, but I’m thinking it was pushed back.

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