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New On DVD/Blu-Ray: The Perfect Host, Latter Days and The Gayest Film Ever, Top Gun


It’s a big day for gay-interest DVDs, especially if you’ve got Blu-ray capability.


Madea’s Big Happy Family
(Lionsgate, $29.95)

Tyler Perry dons fat-suit drag once again to play homespun matriarch Madea. The basic plot is the same: She yells and hits people; they obey her after she yells and hits them enough times. Longtime fans might find her lack of weed smoking and gun use a kind of betrayal, but Perry knocked that off after he learned that children love Madea even more than brain-damaged adults do. And there’s nothing children find more problematic in their favorite drag queen/Big Bird surrogate than drug use and gunfire.


Top Gun
(Paramount, $29.99)

The most memorable moment of the 1994 Gen-X flick Sleep With Me was a crazy cameo from Quentin Tarantino, in which he rants convincingly about the not-so-subtle gay subtext in Top Gun. Really, really, convincingly. Now you can enjoy how right he is on crisp Blu-Ray.


The Perfect Host
(Magnolia, $26.98)

David Hyde Pierce, a gay getting ready to host a dinner party, finds himself home-invaded by a criminal on the run (Clayne Crawford). Then Dr. Niles Crane goes all Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on the guy. So that’s awesome. As is the appearance of Helen “I Am Woman” Reddy.


NEXT: Good Will Hunting, Latter Days and
Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus on Blu-ray. Plus: Blackmail Boys


On:           Aug 30, 2011
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    • David Ehrenstein

      “Latter Days ” is just so damned lovely!

      Aug 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Ehrenstein

      Actually by the time they made “Orpheus” Cocteau and Marais ha broken up. They still worked together however (the French are SO civilized) and this film was devised to showcase Cocteau’s new boytoy — the enchanting Edouard Dermithe. When Cocteau died he left everythign to Edouard.

      Aug 30, 2011 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty

      I agree about Good Will Hunting. Matt Damon never looked more beautiful. :'(
      Great film. As is Orphee. Latter Days is okay, as far as those kinds of films go and Top Gun is the only Tom Cruise film I can still watch without wanting to barf. I’ll check The Perfect Host out, sounds great!
      Thanks, Dave.

      Aug 30, 2011 at 2:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paco

      You know I think I might just make a link of this, put it on facebook, and use it as my birthday wish list.

      Aug 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • slanty

      I’ll sit this one out.

      Aug 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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