​The Gender-Flipping Martial Artist Who Created The US Anime Industry

It's hard to overstate importance of Ranma ½ to the U.S. anime fandom. Long before Dragonball Z or Pokémon, Rumiko Takahashi's martial arts comedy about a boy who changed genders whenever he's hit with hot or cold water created the first wave of anime fans who actually knew the word anime. And now Ranma ½ is back,… » 3/24/14 2:40pm 3/24/14 2:40pm

​You are not ready for The Visitor, Italy's most insane scifi movie

A young girl with telekinetic powers. A war between good and evil. The fight to give the girl a brother to mate with. And blond Jesus Christ. These are just a few of the elements that make Giulio Paradisi's 1979 movie The Visitor the "Mount Everest of insane '70s Italian movies," coming out this week on DVD! » 3/03/14 2:40pm 3/03/14 2:40pm

​Relive the trauma of the Game of Thrones' Red Wedding all over again!

Kudos to HBO for this marketing campaign for the Game of Thrones season three set, which leads this week's home video releases. There's barely any show footage, just videos of people reacting to the infamous "Red Wedding" sequence in shock which will sell more copies than a regular trailer ever could. » 2/17/14 2:40pm 2/17/14 2:40pm

​Holmes and Watson hit a gay bar in the Sherlock s3 you didn't see

If you watched the third season of Sherlock on PBS, you haven't seen the whole thing. The channel makes edits some for time, some for content, and some to keep people from seeing Sherlock and John enter a gay bar during his bachelor party pub crawl. Luckily, the unedited Sherlock arrives in America tomorrow! » 2/10/14 6:00pm 2/10/14 6:00pm

​The time Batman fought evil with the power of racism

Batman's had a pretty spectacular career, but even the Caped Crusader has a few moments he'd like to forget. Chief among them would probably be his first live-action excursion, a serial released in 1943 that featured Bats squaring off against a mad Japanese scientist/horrible stereotype. So if you want to check out the … » 2/03/14 2:40pm 2/03/14 2:40pm

Christopher Lee’s greatest horror movie is getting a director’s cut

Yes, 40 years after The Wicker Man came out — and of course I mean the British movie, please pay no attention whatsoever to the Nic Cage clusterfuck of the same name — director Robin Hardy has returned to the horror masterpiece to make his definitive version. Plus Archer, Enterprise, Kurosawa and more! » 1/06/14 6:00pm 1/06/14 6:00pm

This Week’s DVDs are just more collateral damage to the Man of Steel

There's not much going on this week, home video-wise, but that's okay. If there were, they'd just be obliterated by Man of Steel as it focuses on its deadly battle to get all the sales this week. But look among the rubble and you find a swell new edition of Akira, tee-totaling tentacle monsters and more! » 11/11/13 3:20pm 11/11/13 3:20pm

Start your holiday shopping now with the giftsets of This Week’s DVDs

It’s November, and the holiday season has officially begun. If your local stores aren’t blaring Christmas carols yet, then you can still tell by the plethora of high-end collectors DVD and Blu-rays arriving on November 5th. Might as well start going down your shopping list — and maybe adding a few idea for yourself. » 11/04/13 3:20pm 11/04/13 3:20pm

The other Avengers have a deal too good to be true in This Week’s DVDs!

Sorry, Black Widow, but our favorite avenging female super-spy will always be Emma Peel of the classic British spy-fi show The Avengers, which you can pick up for a steal tomorrow — plus American Horror Story goes crazy, Chucky returns and Captain Mal is an ass, all in this week’s DVD releases! » 10/07/13 1:20pm 10/07/13 1:20pm