I'm currently working on my graduation paper, which is due in a week, so all of my updates will probably be in the form of Cannes updates or DVD announcements, just to let you know. I do have a couple of DVD announcements to make... so here goes:
Strand will release two films in July: Lee Kang-sheng's Help Me Eros (which is quite good) on the 22nd and Ekachai Uekrongtham's Pleasure Factory, set in Singapore's red light district, on the 8th. They will also have Sam Garbarski's Irina Palm, starring Marianne Faithfull, Miki Manojlovic, Kevin Bishop and Jenny Agutter, on 12 August, with the perfect tagline, "the best right hand in London."
Liberation Entertainment will release Jeff Nichols' critically-acclaimed Shotgun Stories on 1 July, and the Weinsteins will be releasing My Blueberry Nights on the same day as part of their Meridian Collection. No word on whether the disc will include their cut of the film or the international one, but from what I've been told, you won't notice the difference (not that I support what they do).
Arts Alliance will release Gina Kim's Never Forever, starring the lovely Vera Farmiga, on 15 July. Farmiga plays an American woman having an extra martial affair with an immigrant worker (you might also notice that the photo above would be the second film with a Spiderman kiss in this update). IFC Films will release Larry Fessdenden's (Habit, Wendigo) horror flick The Last Winter, starring Ron Perlman, James LeGros, Kevin Corrigan, Jamie Harrold and the director himself.
Lost fans should know that the fourth season of the series will be on shelves 9 December, giving a month or so for those to catch up for the fifth, and second-to-last season.
And finally, Kino will release Jeffrey Lau's Eagle Shooting Heroes on 15 July. The film was produced by Wong Kar-wai and features all the same actors from Ashes of Time, including Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung and Brigitte Lin) in a martial arts parody.