michael gallucci

CULTURE JAMMING — SEPTEMBER 22, 2010

In Uncategorized on 09/22/2010 at 8:00 am

TOP PICK – DVD

Se7en

(Warner)

One of the best movies of the ’90s – about a serial killer’s obsession with the seven deadly sins — is finally available on Blu-ray, just in time for director David Fincher’s new movie about Facebook. Extras include leftover scenes and a peek inside John Doe’s notebooks. It still shocks (the ending ranks among the all-time greatest), repulses, and messes with your, gulp, head.

BOOK

Becoming Jimi Hendrix

(Da Capo)

Marking the 40th anniversary of the guitar hero’s death, this engrossing book looks at Hendrix’s inexperienced years. Writers Steven Roby and Brad Schreiber sift through tons of interviews and documents (including FBI files) for a portrait of an artist who did time on the road with R&B legends like Sam Cooke long before he started humping his instrument onstage.

DVD

Cult Terror Cinema

(Mill Creek)

The dozen films in this three-disc box range from awful (Land of the Minotaur) to terrible (The Creeping Terror). But old-school drive-in-movie fans will love the selections – most from the ’60s and ’70s – included here. Our favorite: Bloodlust, starring future Brady Bunch dad Robert Reed as a shirtless beefcake hero, rockin’ skimpy shorts and a totally ungroovy hairdo.

VIDEO GAME

Metroid: Other M

(Nintendo)

Like most shooters for the Wii, this game can be a bit unwieldy and takes some time to figure out. But once you get the hang of it, it’s a pretty fun outing in this reliable series. The storyline is more detailed this time – something about a broken-down spacecraft and a threat to the entire galaxy … again – but there’s action around every corner. Fire up your Wiimote.

DVD

THX 1138 Durector’s Cut

(Warner)

George Lucas’ first movie is a futuristic fable about a place where love is outlawed (too bad it’s not called Naboo). It makes its Blu-ray debut — a year before its 40th anniversary – with a “Director’s Cut” edition that also includes commentary by Lucas and a detailed look at the film’s production. It’s a little heavy-handed at times, but at least Jar Jar isn’t around.

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