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Finally we have some good dvds dropping today, including some cult favorites. First off is the soon to be remade Swedish vampire flick Let The Right One In which everyone seems to love but me, whatever. Next off I'm throwing in a comedy for good measure to wipe that foul taste out so let's pick Role Models which was actually quite funny. Then we have another Jason Statham vehicle, Transporter 3. Getting sick of those yet? Then we have the Aleister Crowley reincarnation film Crowley which was formerly titled Chemical Wedding (review here). Then we have a Belgian film called Ben X about bullying and revenge which was popular on the fest circuit, I still need to watch this one. Next off, cult fans will recognize Harold and Maude which is getting a widescreen DVD release! Lastly is Kôji Kawano tasty J-horror Cruel Restaraunt.

Check for synopses, trailers and amazon links after the break!

Let The Right One In
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Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Let The Right One In is a story both violent and highly romantic, set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.

Role Models
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Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

Transporter 3
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Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.

Crowley (aka Chemical Wedding)
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A shy, stuttering professor brings Aleister Crowley back to life.

Ben X
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Ben is different. His life is a universe to itself, where he plays his favorite on line computer game Archlord avidly, trying hard to train himself for the real world he lives in. The harsh world of a technical school is for him a daily kind of hell. As the horror of being a daily subject to bullying grows, Ben devises a plan. Then Scarlite comes into his life, the girl he has met in his on-line game. That wasn't part of the plan...

Harold and Maude (WS)
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The self-destructive and needy wealthy teenager Harold is obsessed by death and spends his leisure time attending funerals, watching the demolishing of buildings, visiting junkyards, simulating suicides trying to get attention from his indifferent, snobbish and egocentric mother, and having sessions with his psychologist. When Harold meets the anarchist seventy-nine-year-old Maude at a funeral, they become friends and the old lady discloses other perspectives of the cycle of life for him. Meanwhile, his mother enlists him in a dating service and tries to force Harold to join the army. On the day of Maude's eightieth birthday, Harold proposes to her but he finds the truth about life at the end of hers.

Cruel Restaraunt
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Only men are amazed with the pot stickers of the Togen Restaurant. There is an eerie rumor that those who try to find the secret recipe of its pot stickers disappear near the restaurant. Police investigate, but there's no smoking gun with its owner, Lin (Mihiro). Various people come out of curiosity and get involved in horrendous murders. Finally, the truth about the Togen's pot stickers, called 'the extreme taste', is revealed.

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Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

Ben X is the one of the worst films I've ever seen. Whatever you think about this film based on the synopsis - it's completely wrong.
The movie is emotionally manipulative and painfully embarrassing to watch. It's all just religious preaching about Christian morality. And the "revenge" mentioned in the synopsis is so stupid you will be shocked - the revenge is... are you ready? Is by making bullies feel shame!!!! No violence, no cold revenge satisfaction as you may think, he just makes them feel shame about what they did, ohhhhh... And it happens in the church! You are not going to believe your eyes!
Entire film you just wait for something interesting to happen, bit nothing is. Only bunch of very manipulative scenes, when the bullies humiliate the hero, and when you watch it you feel like someone is pulling your teeth off.
This is truly embarrassing movie about how you need to turn another cheek, and that bullies will eventually realize how wrong they were and they will feel a shame about what they did, it's like educational video about tolerance for complete degenerates, it's not a cinematic story.

If I can prevent people from watching this garbage I would. Just skip it, you will be better without it.
The movie is very painful experience, and not of the good kind. DON'T WATCH IT!!!!
You've been warned, and if you still interested and going to watch it anyway just for curiosity - you are going to be sorry later.

See you in hell.


Hot Fuzz (12 years ago) Reply

The Transporter movies are dumb and fun and for a good time I don't mind them. But for god's sake Statham keep your shirt on!

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