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Christopher Webster [DVD News 11.10.08] movie news dvd

I like it when new DVD releases are all over the place and offer up a taste of many genres. As you'll see, that's definitely what's going on this week. The undisputed heavy hitter is, of course, Guillermo del Toro's beautifully lensed Hellboy II: The Golden Army. While I hardly think it's a perfect film, it was surely a joy a watch so be sure to check that out. On that same note, Star Wars: Clone Wars is also out this week. anybody out there been watching the new CGI show? I've caught bits and pieces here and there but haven't formed much of an opinion yet. Then we've got Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django which, as a western fan and despite some mixed reviews, I've been dying to see.

On the indie front, The Flaming Lips' psychedelic Christmas On Mars is finally available on DVD this week along with David Mackenzie's Mister Foe (formerly Hallam Foe) and Paul Goldman's Suburban Mayhem.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
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The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

Star Wars: Clone Wars
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As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace.

Sukiyaki Western Django
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A revolver-wielding stranger crosses paths with two warring clans who are both on the hunt for a hidden treasure in a remote western town. Knowing his services are valuable to either side, he offers himself to the clan who will offer up the largest share of the wealth.

Christmas on Mars
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Major Syrtis goes insane as he tries to improve morale in an abandoned colony on Mars through a Christmas pageant, where the first colonist baby will be born.

Mister Foe
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Hallam's talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears-and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.

Suburban Mayhem
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Why does a 19 year-old girl plot to kill her own father? Katrina Skinner is stuck in suburbia with her toddler daughter and her devoted dad...

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