New DVD Tuesday - The Protector, Perth, Mouchette, Border Radio, Britcoms and more
The Protector (Tom yum goong) - Muay Thai master Tony Jaa (Ong-bak) stars as a peasant who" fights his way to Australia to avenge his father and save his family's prized elephants." The two-disc set includes both the U.S. theatrical version (cut by almost 30 minutes) and the original, uncut Thai version.
Queen's Sister - Lucy Cohu stars as the flamboyant Princess Margaret in this biopic about the sister of Britain's current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Margaret was a glamorous figure in post-WWII Britain but had a tumultuous private life that included romantic disappointments, an unhappy marriage and a bitter divorce. The film begins in 1952 with the death of Margaret's father, King George VI, and spans the 1970s.
My Hero (Season One) - A fish-out-of-water sitcom about an alien superhero who takes on the identity of a mild-mannered health store owner, so he can be with the girl he loves.
Rising Damp (Series 3) - A caustic 1970s British sitcom that stars Leonard Rossiter as an obnoxious, miserly landlord presiding over a menagerie of youthful, cash poor tenants.
The Royle Family (The Complete First Season) - A sitcom about a working class family that's headed by cheapskate patriarch Jim Royle (Ricky Tomlinson) and includes his frazzled wife (Suie Johnston), his lazy daughter (Caroline Aherne) and his surly teenage son (Craig Cash).