Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rei Cho Aniki (零・超兄貴) - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Samson and Adon are Super Big Brothers who have Hercules-ish physiques and powerful shots that spurt out from the tops of their shiny bald heads. They're so strong that they don't need a spaceship when flitting around in outer space. Just a bikini brief will do, thank you very much.

NCS would describe Cho Aniki as a shooter that's brimming with male homoerotic antics and devilish visuals that would put the blush on anyone. Almost anyone. Originally released on the PC-Engine Super CD-ROM2 in 1992 under the name of Cho Aniki, the PSP remake features updated graphics, BGM, and a new song composed by Hayama Hiroharu. Preorders ship on Mar 19.

Super Robot Taisen Z Special Disc - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Banpresto shows love to Super Robot Wars fans by announcing a SRWZ Special Disc which contains a bevy of modes, material, and assorted data. The features on the disc are as follows:

» Library - The complete SRWZ data library which is entirely unlocked. Check out the character encyclopedia, mecha database, sound effects, scenario chart, and the SRW dictionary.
» Battle Viewer - Watch the battle animations between all of the bots in SRWZ and listen to the din of combat as armor clashes against armor.
» Special Theater - View the movies, images, and unpublished (unused) illustrations that were created for the SRWZ game.
» Story Mode Extra Stage - New playable battle scenarios that are based on the events of the original SRWZ game.
» Challenge Mode Extra Stage - New battle scenarios with targeted objectives that are playable in normal, hard, or ex-hard difficulty levels.

Robots and characters from 22 anime series such as Mazinger Z, Orguss, Zeta Gundam, Gundam X, and Eureka Seven are featured in SRWZ and the upcoming Special Disc. Preorders are welcome to ship on March 5, 2009 at JPY5200 or US$53.90 from NCS.

Super Auto Salon: Custom Car Contest - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Car tuning and customization is a global industry where drivers pimp out their rides with performance boosters and aesthetic accoutrements such as spinners. Driving games such as Gran Turismo have featured vehicle tuning as a complementary feature but Super Auto Salon is the first game to focus on tuning and mods as the main theme.

Players take on the role of a gearhead named Takuya who works as a vehicle modder extraordinaire. By plying his trade at various car shows around the globe, he eventually wins renown and love from fellow tuner fans who recognize his work and stature in the tuning community. Takuya's partner is a car designer named Erika Hayama who provides interaction, advice, and encouragement as the two forge ahead in their car modification travels. Preorders are welcome to ship on April 9, 2009 and early reservations will include a bonus limited edition mini car toy.

Caltoy SJ Fuwafuwa Kobuta Plush - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Japanese word lessons of the day: The word FuwaFuwa means "fluffy" while Kobuta refers to a piglet. When that piglet invariably becomes obese, it's known simply as a Buta which sounds oddly similar to another word that we occasionally hear on the streets of New York City.

Sega Toys' latest Caltoy plush animal rendition celebrates the little bundles of mammalian energy known as piglets. Have you ever seen a bunch of little runts running, jumping, charging, and even fighting each other in a pigpen? We have. They're like a gang of little bulls. The Sega piglets are a lot larger than real piglets - each one measures 40cm or 15.74 in length and 22cm or 8.66" tall. The Sega pigs also sports a luxurious coat of synthetic fur that's fluffy and silky smooth to the touch. We're going to sidle the upcoming piglets next to our original Caltoy pigs once they arrive. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late May 2009 at US$49.90 per plush - two varieties are on offer - a white or a pink piglet.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona Blu-Ray - New, Ships in 24 Hours

From the Publisher
Oscar winner Javier Bardem ("No Country for Old Men"), Oscar nominee Penelope Cruz ("Volver") and Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson ("The Nanny Diaries") light up the stunning city of Barcelona in this sexy romantic comedy. Vicky and Cristina are two young Americans spending a summer in Spain, who meet a charming "Casanova" and his beautiful but volatile ex-wife. When they all become romantically entangled, the smoldering sparks begin to fly in hilarious fashion. Critics rave, "'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' is one of Woody Allen's finest films, with bravura performances from its incredible cast" (Jeffrey Lyons, Reel Talk/NBC).

Those who have only seen Bardem in his Oscar-winning role as the cold killer in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN will be surprised by his sexy turn in VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA. Though it's often women who steam up the screen, Bardem seduces Vicky, Cristina, and the audience with such abandon that it's tough for everyone involved not to emerge a little bit smitten. Johansson, Allen's new-millennium muse, is the director's mouthpiece--she's consistently funny and more than a little neurotic, and you can hear Allen's voice in her performance.

The Express: The Ernie Davis Story - New, Ships in 24 Hours

From the Publisher
Based on a true story, "The Express" follows the extraordinary life of college football hero Ernie Davis (Rob Brown), the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. Witness the inspirational true story of a real American hero! Rising from the humblest of beginnings, Ernie Davis (Rob Brown) overcame impossible odds to become the first African-American to win college football's greatest honor - the Heisman Trophy. Starring Dennis Quaid as the hard-nosed coach Ben Schwartzwalder that helped drive him to greatness, "The Express" is a powerful story of triumph on and off the field that will have you cheering again and again.

Blu-Ray Features
"Making Of 'The Express'"; "Making History: The Story Of Ernie Davis"; "50th Anniversary Of The 1959 Syracuse National Championship"; "Inside The Playbook: Shooting The Football Games"; "From Hollywood To Syracuse: The Legacy Of Ernie Davis"; BD Live: "Download Center", "My Scenes Sharing", Behind The Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Director Commentary, Featurette.

Lakeview Terrace - New Release, Shipping Soon

From the Publisher
In "Lakeview Terrace", a young couple (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their interracial relationship. A stern, single father, this tightly wound LAPD officer (Samuel L. Jackson) has appointed himself the watchdog of the neighborhood. His nightly foot patrols and overly watchful eyes bring comfort to some, but he comes increasingly harassing to the newlyweds. These persistent intrusions into their lives ultimately turn tragic when the couple decides to fight back. Like UNLAWFUL ENTRY and PACIFIC HEIGHTS, LAKEVIEW TERRACE takes place in upper-middle-class Californian suburbia.

Blu-Ray Features
Audio: English, French and Portuguese TrueHD 5.1, Spanish and Thai 5.1; "Welcome To 'Lakeview Terrace': Behind The Scenes" - "An Open House"; "Meet Your Neigbor" and "Home Sweet Home", Actor Commentary, Behind The Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Director Commentary.