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Rewind: 'Hobo With a Shotgun' not just another pretty name

Rutger Hauer in Hobo With a Shotgun

Rutger Hauer in Hobo With a Shotgun Credit: Handout

'Hobo With a Shotgun'
Rutger Hauer stars in what is easily one of the most absurdly and honestly titled films of the year. In "Hobo With a Shotgun," he plays a hobo, and in his hands is a shotgun. After trying to clean up the city in a more friendly way, he resorts to using a shotgun to blow away predators, killers, corrupt cops and all the baddies he can find. Crafted in true grindhouse fashion, this B-movie thriller is infinitely quotable, and I can only imagine midnight screenings with people screaming out the lines (such as "When life gives you razor blades, you make a baseball bat covered in razor blades.") And, by golly, this is one bloody freaking movie. I need a shower now. (DVD, $26.98; two-disc DVD or Blu-ray, $29.98)

'Transformers Japanese Collection: Headmasters'
The long-awaited proper release of the Japanese "Transformers" series "Headmasters" comes with all-new English subtitles. Perfect for fans of the classic animated series, this set will finally let you dispose of those crummy bootleg copies. (DVD, $29.93)

'Best of Sesame Street Spoofs!'
This two-disc set collects some of pop culture's brilliant "Sesame Street" spoofs, from "Family Food" shorts to "Law and Order: Special Letters Unit." (DVD, $19.98)

'The Cape: Complete Series'
Superheroes hit the small screen in full force last season with "The Cape" on NBC and "No Ordinary Family" on ABC, but all they made was a series of thuds. "The Cape" flopped first, while "Ordinary" made it a bit further. If you're curious, "The Cape" is out now, but you're better off waiting for "No Ordinary Family" in September. (DVD, $29.98)

'BloodRayne: The Third Reich'
For you cinematic masochists, there's a new Uwe Boll film out. He's back with another "BloodRayne" flick, and there are Nazis and vampires. This is the unrated director's cut, if you care. (DVD or Blu-ray, $29.99)

'Compassion in Emptiness'
If you missed the Dalai Lama's visit to the Big Apple last year, here's your chance to see him on film. This set collects his public talk and three days of teachings. (DVD, $49.99)

'13 Assassins'
Fans of Japanese samurai films should check out Takashi Miike's slice-and-dice flick. (DVD, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98)

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