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click to enlarge - Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride (NR) -  -  -  - Starz Home Entertainment  -  -  - One of the most misunderstood anti-heroes of all time is - Hunter S. Thompson, and this documentary does its best - to go behind the Gonzo facade and tell the inner story of - the man. As wild and crazy as his Raoul Duke persona - was known, it comes as a great surprise how normal the - journalist-author was, even though he was besieged by a - constant longing for purpose and a constant need to put - on what might best be called The Hunter Show. - Originally broadcast on the Starz network, this - documentary mainly focuses on his film works and what - of his life was captured on film. No special features, - which is actually a shame  elongated, uninterrupted - interviews actually would have been nice  but as far - puff-docs go, you could do worse. Fans will love it. -  Louis Fowler
  • Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride (NR)

    Starz Home Entertainment

    One of the most misunderstood anti-heroes of all time is Hunter S. Thompson, and this documentary does its best to go behind the Gonzo facade and tell the inner story of the man. As wild and crazy as his Raoul Duke persona was known, it comes as a great surprise how normal the journalist-author was, even though he was besieged by a constant longing for purpose and a constant need to put on what might best be called The Hunter Show. Originally broadcast on the Starz network, this documentary mainly focuses on his film works and what of his life was captured on film. No special features, which is actually a shame elongated, uninterrupted interviews actually would have been nice but as far puff-docs go, you could do worse. Fans will love it. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Welcome to the Grindhouse: The - Bodyguard / Sister Street Fighter (R)  -  -  - Deimos Entertainment  -  -  - Sonny Chiba is back in a double-feature from Deimos' - rousing Welcome to the Grindhouse series, - focusing on the best B-cinema that the '70s had to offer. - This time Deimos takes the gritty kung-fu approach, - starting with Chiba in The Bodyguard. He plays - himself, out to take down the mob and its drug trade, - and he's doing it with two fists and a flying foot to the - face. He passes the reins to Sue Shiomi in Sister - Street Fighter, the proto-feminist martial-arts - classic that has her taking on the mob when they kidnap - her secret-agent brother. Both are thrilling, and as with - all these Grindhouse discs, they recreate the - experience with classic trailers and theater - announcements, minus the sticky floors and threat of - bodily harm.  Louis Fowler
  • Welcome to the Grindhouse: The Bodyguard / Sister Street Fighter (R)

    Deimos Entertainment

    Sonny Chiba is back in a double-feature from Deimos' rousing Welcome to the Grindhouse series, focusing on the best B-cinema that the '70s had to offer. This time Deimos takes the gritty kung-fu approach, starting with Chiba in The Bodyguard. He plays himself, out to take down the mob and its drug trade, and he's doing it with two fists and a flying foot to the face. He passes the reins to Sue Shiomi in Sister Street Fighter, the proto-feminist martial-arts classic that has her taking on the mob when they kidnap her secret-agent brother. Both are thrilling, and as with all these Grindhouse discs, they recreate the experience with classic trailers and theater announcements, minus the sticky floors and threat of bodily harm. Louis Fowler

click to enlarge Heaven & Hell: Live From Radio - City Music Hall (NR)  -  -  - Rhino Entertainment  -  - You can keep your Ozzy-era Black Sabbath. I find it a tad - overrated. I'll take Mob Rules-era Sabbath, - where Ronnie James Dio took over vocal duties, rocking - twice as hard as ever. He lasted only a couple albums, - but after a successful Ozzy reunion, the members of - Black Sabbath  now renamed Heaven & Hell  took to - the stage with Dio once again, to massive acclaim. This - reunion was captured in the fist-pumping DVD of their - Radio City Music Hall concert, with 15 hard-rocking cuts - showing the band in top form, and including the songs - "The Sign of the Southern Cross" and "Computer God." In - addition to the concert, there are behind-the-scenes - tour documentaries galore, so it'll feed the fix.  - Louis Fowler
  • Heaven & Hell: Live From Radio City Music Hall (NR)

    Rhino Entertainment

    You can keep your Ozzy-era Black Sabbath. I find it a tad overrated. I'll take Mob Rules-era Sabbath, where Ronnie James Dio took over vocal duties, rocking twice as hard as ever. He lasted only a couple albums, but after a successful Ozzy reunion, the members of Black Sabbath now renamed Heaven & Hell took to the stage with Dio once again, to massive acclaim. This reunion was captured in the fist-pumping DVD of their Radio City Music Hall concert, with 15 hard-rocking cuts showing the band in top form, and including the songs "The Sign of the Southern Cross" and "Computer God." In addition to the concert, there are behind-the-scenes tour documentaries galore, so it'll feed the fix. Louis Fowler

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