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On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD This Week - "The Weird World of Blowfly" (The Original Dirty Rapper)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 16, 2011 3:42 PM
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He's known as the original dirty rapper! Blowfly - the stage name for Clarence Reid, who wrote songs for several hit R&B groups in the 1960s and '70s. But he also recorded albums as Blowfly, his alter-ego usually seen in an ostentatious superhero costume, known especially for his x-rated raunchy raps, starting with a track called Rapp Dirty released in 1965.

New On DVD - "Machete Maidens Unleashed" (On Exploitation Cinema History)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 1, 2011 5:46 AM
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The revealing and interesting story goes...
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New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD: "Attack The Block" & "Luther" Season 2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 25, 2011 4:14 AM
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I'm sure neither of these needs much of an intro around here. We've talked about them aplenty.

Also New On DVD & VOD - Sean Baker's "Prince Of Broadway"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 22, 2011 6:12 AM
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I missed this in my weekly "New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD" post earlier this week.

Acclaimed Doc On Chinese Presence In Africa ("When China Met Africa") Now Available On DVD & VOD

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 20, 2011 2:26 AM
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Unless your head has been buried in the sand, or with equanimity in the clouds, you’ll be familiar, even a little bit, with the somewhat recent growing Chinese presence in Africa, and all the complexities and criticisms that have accompanied that development; Some calling it neo-colonialism; others approaching it more from a strictly capitalist standpoint. And still there are other POVs.

New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD Today - "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2011 3:02 AM
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Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, which enjoyed a limited theatrical run over the summer, grossing just over $1.1 million in ticket sales, is not out on Blu-ray and DVD for those who missed its big screen release.

"The Help" Gets A DVD/Blu-ray/VOD Release Date After Impressive Box Office Run

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 4:50 AM
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Seems like it's been awhile since our last post on The Help - quite possibly 2011's most polarizing movie, and not just here on S&A.

New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD: "Fast Five," "Submarine," "African Cats," "Jackie Brown"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 5, 2011 1:49 AM
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It's raked in over $600 million in worldwide box office since its April release. Nice chunk of change! You can guarantee that another one will be made.

In Case You Didn't Know... "Luther" Season 2 Available On VOD As Well...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 30, 2011 11:45 AM
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For those who may not know... if you don't have cable TV, or if your cable TV provider doesn't carry BBC America, you can still watch the second season of Luther, the critically acclaimed psychological crime drama starring one Idris Elba, which premiered for stateside audiences, on September 28th.

New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD Today - "Viva Riva!"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 27, 2011 10:35 AM
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In my review of Djo Tunda Wa Munga's crime drama, Viva Riva!, I highlighted the film's audacious depictions of the kind of orchestrated sexuality and violence rarely seen in African cinema (specifically cinema of the DRC - the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, where such scenes are taboo); a kind of "fuck-you" to the status quo in a country that hadn't seen a feature film produced in over 2 decades.