my theatrical review from last November. This IS an "unrated extended edition" with 12 minutes more, but the changes are minor (note that the theatrical version is also on the disc). It meanders a little more, giving some characters a few more lines here and there, but that's about it. The only remarkable addition doesn't affect the running time, it's a whole epilogue running next to the credits in which X-Blade returns to his love Chi Chi and finds her captured by bird men. It ties into the animal totem motif of the film, but in the most RIDICULOUS way. Just a fun WTF? Or the actual set-up for a sequel? If there is one, we'll certainly miss some of the characters that didn't make it alive, but I'd be game, birds and all. The DVD has about 25 minutes of deleted scenes, mostly the stuff covered in narration and montage in the film itself, and you can see why it wasn't used as is. Asian actors with a tenuous mastery of basic English and longueurs abound. There are also several making of featurettes, usually in the 1 to 2 minute range, just brief interviews and behind the scenes action I'm assuming were web promos. It's not much, but it's not bad for what it is.
RPGs: Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG. The Shepherd Season 2 Episode 6: The Silk Road
Hyperion to a Satyr posts this week:
IV.v. Ophelia's Madness - Branagh '96
Your Daily Splash Page this week features a splash from every DC title, alphabetically, from Leave It to Binky to Legion Lost.