Sep 30, 2008
New Spy DVDs Out This Week
Well, all you really need to do is scroll down to the two most recent posts for this week's biggest spy releases, but I'll reiterate here nonetheless!
First up, Music Box Films releases OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies. Unlike the various import options, this Region 1 DVD includes the deleted scenes (a whopping fifteen minutes' worth!), gag reel and making of featurette with English subtitles. If you didn't catch this one in its limited theatrical run this summer, make it a top priority on DVD. This is a real must for spy fans and Bond fans, a pitch-perfect period spy comedy which achieves a rare blend of silly spoofery and smart satire. It's also a loving tribute to James Bond, the OSS 117 films of the Sixties and other Eurospy fare.
Second, Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the 1998 TV movie adaptation of Marvel's eyepatched superspy starring David Hasselhoff, makes its long-awaited DVD debut today as a Best Buy Exclusive. Also making its American DVD debut today as a Best Buy exclusive is The Brides of Fu Manchu, starring Chritopher Lee and two-time Bond Girl Tsai Chin.
Finally, Nick Fury also pops up (in his Samuel L. Jackson "Ultimate" guise) after the end credits of Iron Man, this summer's smash hit superhero movie starring the incomparable Robert Downey, Jr. S.H.I.E.L.D. makes numerous appearances in the film, too, going under its new acronym of "Strategic Homeland Intervention, Espionage Logistics Directorate."