Yakuza Weapon

This Week in DVD

Welcome back to This Week in DVD! Some great, good and sadly deficient releases await you including The Sunset Limited, Knuckle, season two of Rocko’s Modern Life, the second to last Twilight film and more! As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. Project NIM In the early 1970s a douchey professor at Columbia University set out on an experiment involving cross species communication by taking a young chimpanzee from its mother shortly after birth and placing it with a human family to be raised as one of their children. This documentary from director James Marsh is ostensibly about that chimp named Nim, but the people who pass in and out of his life are just as much the subjects here. Their motivations, actions and attitudes offer a smorgasbord of typical human behaviors that none of us should be proud of regardless of where you land on the issue of animal ethics, and the result is an oddly fascinating glimpse at the human psyche as interpreted by our closest living relative.

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Another Hole In the Head 2011 Film Festival runs June 2nd through the 16th at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. Check out the Festival Genius site for film schedules and tickets. Yakuza Weapon Directed by Tak Sakaguchi Shozo Iwaki (Tak Sakaguchi) is a kick-ass mercenary on a mission in the jungle. Bullets whiz by his head and bombs go off beneath his feet, but he continues on with a grimace and a growl. And a fedora. He gets word after single-handedly wiping out the tens of machine gun-toting baddies that his father has been murdered back in Japan, so he heads home and discovers his clan in disarray. Enemy yakuza are vying for power, a madman with a motorized dildo is threatening Shozo’s ex-girlfriend, and his old friend Tetsu is causing havoc with a very powerful, very deadly, and very naked weapon. And yes, he’s holding it in the picture above.

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