New Patreon Tiers and “Portraits of Andrea Palmer” Trailer– 0:25
“Zombie” Review – 3:58
“Maniac” Review – 13:33
“Death House” Review with Jeremy – 22:18
“Who’s Harry Crumb?” Review with Jeremy – 32:02
“Split” Review – 41:17
“All the Creatures Were Stirring” Review – 49:00
Patreon Picks “Curse of the Blue Lights” – 55:10
Patreon Picks – “Funny Man” – 1:02:07
Patreon Picks “Altered” – 1:08:10
Patreon Picks “You Are Not Alone” – 1:14:29
The Weekly Western “The Culpepper Cattle Co.” Review – 1:19:57
The VHS Voyage “Homebodies” Review – 1:30:33
“The Night Comes for Us” Pick a movie Review – 1:38:48
Pick a movie drawing – 1:43:41
Q&A – 1:43:53
Old Question of the Week Answers– 1:45:09
New Question of the Week Answers “Celebrity Death Match” – 1:47:35
Question of the Week – Which two actors would you like to see do a film together? – 1:48:54
Update – 1:49:40
Patreon Shout Outs! – 1:53:10
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"Zombie" 3 Disc Blu-Ray Set Review (Blue Underground)
In Italy, it was considered the 'unofficial sequel' to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line "WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!" Tisa Farrow (THE GRIM REAPER), Ian McCulloch (CONTAMINATION), Al Cliver (CANNIBALS), and Richard Johnson (THE HAUNTING) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by 'Maestro Of Gore' Lucio Fulci (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!
Just in time for its 40th Anniversary, Blue Underground is proud to present ZOMBIE in a brand-new 4K Restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative. This is ZOMBIE like you've truly never seen it before, bursting at the seams with hours of new and archival Extras!
WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the uncensored original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentation and Bonus Extras Blu-ray
Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 1.0 DTS-HD (English, Italian); 1.0 Dolby Digital (French)
Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol, Portugues, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, English for Italian Audio
NEW! Audio Commentary #1 with Troy Howarth, author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
Audio Commentary #2 with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
NEW! When The Earth Spits Out The Dead - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Radio Spots
Poster & Still Gallery
Guillermo del Toro Intro
Zombie Wasteland - Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
Flesh Eaters on Film - Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
Deadtime Stories - Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
World of the Dead - Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
Zombi Italiano - Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
Notes on a Headstone - Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
All in the Family - Interview with Antonella Fulci
Zombie Lover - Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
BONUS! ZOMBIE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Fabio Frizzi (with exclusive Bonus Track)
BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Stephen Thrower
Blue Underground Website – http://www.blue-underground.com/
“Zombie” 3 Disc Blu-Ray Set “Worms” – https://mvdshop.com/products/zombie-limited-edition-cover-c-worms-blu-ray
“Zombie” 3 Disc Blu-Ray Set “Splinter” – https://mvdshop.com/products/zombie-limited-edition-cover-b-splinter-blu-ray
“Zombie” 3 Disc Blu-Ray Set “Bridge” – https://mvdshop.com/products/zombie-limited-edition-cover-a-bridge-blu-ray
"Maniac" 3 Disc Blu-Ray Set Review (Blue Underground)
Frank Zito (a career performance by writer/executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME), yet his vile compulsions remain. These are the atrocities of a human monster. This is the story of a MANIAC.
Directed by William Lustig (MANIAC COP 2, VIGILANTE) and featuring landmark gore effects by Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th), this relentlessly shocking and disturbing film was originally censored all over the world due to its graphic violence. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present MANIAC in a brand-new 4K Restoration from its recently discovered 16mm original camera negative, overflowing with hours of new and archival Extras!
WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the recently discovered 16mm original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 1.85:1 feature presentation and Bonus Extras Blu-ray
Audio: 7.1 DTS-HD (English); 2.0 DTS-HD (English); Dolby Digital 2.0 (Castellano, Francais, Italiano, Deutsch)
Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol, Portugues, Deutsch, Italiano, Dansk, Suomi, Nederlands, Svenska, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai
Audio Commentary #1 with Producer/Director William Lustig and Producer Andrew W. Garroni
Audio Commentary #2 with Producer/Director William Lustig, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini, Editor Lorenzo Marinelli, and Joe Spinell's Assistant Luke Walter
NEW! MANIAC Outtakes
NEW! Returning to the Scene of the Crime with William Lustig
Anna and the Killer - Interview with Star Caroline Munro
The Death Dealer - Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Savini
Dark Notes - Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway
Maniac Men - Interview with Songwriters Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky
The Joe Spinell Story
Mr. Robbie: Maniac 2 Promo Reel
Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Radio Spots
BONUS! MANIAC Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Jay Chattaway
BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold
Blue Underground Website – http://www.blue-underground.com/
“Maniac” 3 Disc Blu-Ray Set – https://mvdshop.com/products/maniac-limited-edition-blu-ray-dvd
"Death House" DVD Review
During an exclusive tour, a power breakdown inside a secret prison known as the Death House sends two agents fighting through a labyrinth of horrors while being pursued by a ruthless army of roaming inmates. As they fight to escape, the agents push toward the lowest depths of the facility where they learn a supernatural group of evil beings is their only chance for survival.
Cast and Crew Interviews
“Death House” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/death-house-dvd
"Who's Harry Crumb?" Blu-Ray Review (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Nerves of Steel. Body of Iron. Brain of Stone.
John Candy is bigger, better and more bumbling than ever as the hilarious Harry Crumb - a big-hearted, soft-headed private eye and mixed-up master of disguise. When Harry, the last of the great sleuthing Crumbs - and the last person in the firm to ever get an assignment - finally gets a shot at a frontpage kidnapping, it’s only because his beady-eyed boss Eliot Draisen (Jeffrey Jones) doesn’t want the case solved. At stake is the gorgeous daughter of multi-millionaire P.J. Downing, a $10 million ransom, and Eliot’s hot-to-trot mistress (Annie Potts). Attired in a bizarre array of goofball disguises, from a Hungarian hairdresser to a hefty housewife - Harry is bound, gagged and determined to crack the case and prove that when it comes to crime, he’s one Crumb that won’t be swept under the carpet.
Mill Creek Entertainment – https://www.millcreekent.com/
“Who’s Harry Crumb?” Blu-Ray – https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mill-Creek-Studios-Who-s-Harry-Crumb-Retro-Vh-Bd-Std-Ws/44179551
"Split" Blu-Ray Review (Verboden Video)
Verboden Video brings the curio cult movie Split to Blu-ray for the first time. The release has included two versions of the film; the theatrical and an extended, as well as commentaries and cast interviews.
A schizophrenic homeless man is being tracked by a secret government agency due to his disruptive behavior in sunny Santa Cruz. The agency's goal is to make sure that the productivity of the human race doesn't slow down and the masses stay indoctrinated. The agency’s target takes on many different characters and personalities to evade capture. By taking on these personas, he mingles with different groups of people and starts to gain an influence. This leads the agency to believe our vagabond could be a huge threat to the preservation of the society and that the strange item he carries with him isn’t just a piece of plastic, but container for a new drug that can possibility bring about a change of thought and ideals in the human mind. This freedom of the mind could cause a catastrophic rebelling that would lead to the collapse of their power and society as we know it.
Split is an acquired taste, as most cult films tend to be, but this film is one to split the audience (no pun intended). It’s a love it or leave it. Split has interesting themes and allegory. The agency in the film is both society and the government, with the thought process that individualism is a crime. The MacGuffin the homeless man treasures is a symbol of free thought. At times in the film it is brought up as a possible symbol of the want to be free and not an actual working device. Lastly, the man himself is a figure in the vein of Jesus Christ. The film’s villain even goes as far to reference Christ as a figure who caused much disruption until his religion could be turned profitable. The ideas are interesting and the message is fairly positive. The film, however, has a zany tone which doesn’t mix well with the serious allegory and makes the entire film feel tedious. It’s hard to tell if the jokes are even supposed to be funny. It’s more weird than humorous, which may be its intent, but doesn't seem to work playing the line of quirky and cerebral.
The artist gallery showing is probably one of the stronger scenes in the film. The derelict hero wanders into an art showing littered with snobs and pretentious thinkers. The entire scene pokes fun at a bunch of fakes. The most interesting character in the film is Susan, her character actually manages to capture some humor with her neurotic behavior and crazy thoughts. Her arc is the most interesting as she appears in the beginning of the film as what is thought to be a throw away character and comes back unexpectedly as a love interest with major character development. The angle with her husband and her all-around performance steals the show.
The film has some great visuals, in particular the final act. The villain is a dying man that is slowly turning into a machine. This is accomplished in the film by old age make up disappearing and being replaced by silver paint. After his full transformation there is some wonderful water photography play where, through a portal pool in his lair, he tries to intercept the lead in a pond. What follows is some of the most surreal and visually appealing scenes in the film’s entirety.
Split is guaranteed to have its fans, even if this reviewer was a little harsh on it. It will leave its viewer digging into the allegory and message wholeheartedly or being rather bored with the entire ordeal and the strange mixture of tones. As anticlimactic as it may seem, one should really see the film and make up their own mind. After all, when it comes to cult cinema, it is an acquired taste.
Starker is the one man in a society of complacent people who can see the stifling control exerted on humankind by beings from another dimension. Living on garbage and in ever-changing disguise, he bounces from one person to another, trying to wake the world from its slavery. But as his ideas start to gain traction, he becomes the singular target of the Agency Director, a formidable dictator. Starker must race against advanced surveillance technology and evade countless agents to get his message out to the masses before he is neutralized by the forces of order.
As much entertaining science fiction as it is and illustration of chaos theory applied to human nature, and featuring pioneering computer effects by MacArthur Genius Grant winner Robert Shaw, SPLIT is the fiercely unique vision of savant mathematician and artist Chris Shaw.
Produced from a brand new 2K restoration from the original negatives, and including a never before released extended cut of the film.
- Includes both the original release version and the never before released extended cut of the film.
- Director Commentary on both versions of the film.
- Unused footage with director commentary.
- New interview with actress Joan Bechtel.
- New interview with actor John Flynn.
- Original, remastered trailer.
- English SDH on both cuts of the film.
Verboden Video – http://verbodenvideo.com/
“Split” Blu-Ray – https://grindhousevideo.com/products/split-blu-ray
"All the Creatures Were Stirring" Online Screener Review (RLJ Entertainment)
RLJ Entertainment – https://us.rljentertainment.com/franchise/all-the-creatures-were-stirring/
“All the Creatures Were Stirring” Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/allthecreatureswerestirring
Patreon Picks "Curse of the Blue Lights" DVD Review (Code Red Video)
1988 / R / 92MIN 1.78:1 (16x9)
+ Brand New HiDef master created from a 16mm film elements
+ audio commentary with director John Henry Johnson and actor Brett Ritter
+ still & text gallery on behind the scene
+ code red trailers
Code Red Website – http://codereddvd.com/
“Curse of the Blue Lights” DVD – https://darkforcedvd.bigcartel.com/product/curse-of-the-blue-lights-dvd-code-red
Patreon Picks "Funny Man" DVD Review (Subversive Cinema)
Commentary track with writer/director Simon Sprackline and Funny Man Tim James
Making-of Featurette "Sorting Funny Man"
Interview with Christopher Lee
Original short film version of Funny Man
Short film trailer
8-page booklet: Director's production diary
Screenbound – https://www.screenbound.co.uk/
“Funny Man” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Funny-Man-Tim-James/dp/B000F48DBE/
“Funny Man” Blu-Ray Import – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Funnyman-Blu-ray-Christopher-Lee/dp/B07125JS25/
Patreon Picks "Altered" DVD Review
“Altered” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Altered-Brad-William-Henke/dp/B000JLQPYU/
Patreon Picks "You Are Not Alone"
"An idyllic summer day turns into a living nightmare ... With school finally over, college graduate Natalie Wilner returns to her hometown to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. But beneath the flags and fireworks lurks a dark, malevolent figure. After a night of drunken parties, she stumbles home and drifts off to sleep, only to be woken moments later by a loud knock on the door. Experience one night of terror, through Natalie’s eyes as she fights to escape a relentless, knife-wielding maniac …"
“You Are Not Alone” Amazon Streaming – https://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Alone-Krista-Dzialoszynski/dp/B01HJ12XAM/
The Weekly Western "The Culpepper Cattle Company" Blu-Ray Review
The Culpepper Cattle Company is a worthy example of a certain kind of early-1970s Western: deglamorized, unromantic, and frankly violent. An innocent western teenager learns about life on a long, violent and harrowing cattle drive. The American West as it really was.
High Definition Transfer
Black and White in Colour (2016, 45 mins): new interview with director Dick Richards
Audio commentary with actor Bo Hopkins and Western writer and cinema expert C. Courtney Joyner
Location Stills Gallery
Promotional Materials Gallery
Original Theatrical Trailer
“The Culpepper Cattle Co.” Blu-Ray Import – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Culpepper-Cattle-Company-Blu-ray/dp/B01G2ONF7C/
The VHS Voyage "Homebodies" (Embassy Home Entertainment)
When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the developers soon escalates into wholesale murder of both the developers and the construction workers.
“Homebodies” VHS – https://www.amazon.com/Homebodies-VHS-Peter-Brocco/dp/B00008EY83/
Pick a Movie "The Night Comes for Us" Streaming (Netflix)
After sparing a girl’s life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.
“The Night Comes for Us” Netflix Streaming – https://www.netflix.com/title/80148162
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Question of the Week
Which two actors would you like to see do a film together? (alive or dead)
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Patreon Shout Outs!
Thank you for your support!!!
Maniac – 1980 – William Lustig
Death House – 2018 – Harrison Smith
Who’s Harry Crumb? – 1989 – Paul Flaherty
Split – 1989 – Chris Shaw
All the Creatures Were Stirring – 2018 – David Ian McKendry/Rebekah McKendry
Curse of the Blue Lights – 1988 – John Henry Johnson
Funny Man – 1994 – Simon Sprackling
Altered – 2006 – Eduardo Sánchez
You Are Not Alone – 2016 – Derek Mungor
The Culpepper Cattle Co. – 1972 – Dick Richards
Homebodies – 1974 – Larry Yust
The Night Comes for Us – 2018 – Timo Tjahjanto