David Kirkpatrick

March 11, 2010

DVD recommendation — “Ninja Assassin”

Filed under: Arts, Media — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:12 am

Caught a pre-street tonight and I’ll make this recommendation short and sweet. It’s bloody, it’s a lot of fun and it’s jam-packed with action. If you love the ninja genre, or if you just like action films with a little international intrigue, secret organizations and weapon-filled martial arts, “Ninja Assassin” is for you.

Ninja Assassin

Hit the first link for this movie on DVD and head here for “Ninja Assassin” on Blu-ray.

February 14, 2010

DVD recommendation — “Black Dynamite”

Filed under: Arts, Media — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 11:04 pm

Had the chance to watch a pre-release DVD of “Black Dynamite” tonight. It is simply great.

Kung fu treachery? Pool hall fight? Crooked politicians? The Mob? Kung fu action from the 37th President? Count me in.

It’s touted as a cinematic satire of blaxploitation flicks from the 70s, but it goes far beyond mere satire in production and entertainment value. Michael Jai White (creator/co-writer/titular actor) is simply awesome as Black Dynamite, and period details are spot-on. The film was shot in 16mm color reversal and the film stock truly provides the look and feel of a 1970s movie.

Hit this link to head to Amazon for the “Black Dynamite” DVD.