“Bat Pussy” and “Robot Love Slaves”– 0:15
“Frightmare” Review – 6:31
“Private Property” Review – 12:46
“River of Death” Review – 17:27
“The Ninth Configuration” Review – 22:00
The Weekly Western – “The Hired Hand” Review – 27:57
Q&A – 36:17
Update – 39:54
"Bat Pussy" and "Robot Love Slaves" Blu-Ray Review (AGFA Films)
The citizens of Gothum City are under attack by smut filmmakers and only one hero can help! Bat Pussy (Dora Dildo) hangs out in her secret headquarters (aka an outhouse). When her "twat begins to twitch," warning her of imminent crime, Bat Pussy hops on her Holy Hippity-Hop to foil the grotesque sex schemes of un-happily married couple Buddy and Sam! Considered to be the first porn parody, BAT PUSSY is the no-fi sexploitation messterpiece of your wildest dreams. And also your most horrifying nightmares. The unidentified lunatic filmmakers have never been located, providing further proof that this movie was most likely made by extraterrestrials.
New 2K scan from the only surviving 16mm theatrical print!
Commentary track with Lisa Petrucci and Tim Lewis of Something Weird!
Crime-smut trailers and shorts from the Something Weird vault!
Liner notes by Lisa Petrucci and Mike McCarthy, the savior of BAT PUSSY!
Bonus movie: ROBOT LOVE SLAVES, scanned in 2K from an original theatrical print!
Double-sided cover art with illustration by Johnny Ryan!
AGFA Website - https://www.americangenrefilm.com/
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"Frightmare" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
Slyly combining 80s slasher tropes with an insightful and self reflective look at the meaning of horror movies and death itself, Norman Thaddeus Vane’s FRIGHTMARE (originally known as THE HORROR STAR) is a quick witted and suspenseful tribute to classic horror cinema. With captivating cinematography by Joel King (JUST BEFORE DAWN) and supporting performances from Jeffrey Combs (RE-ANIMATOR), Luca Bercovici and Leon Askin, FRIGHTMARE has been newly restored from its original camera negative and is coming to Blu-ray for the very first time!
Director: Norman Thaddeus Vane
1981 | 86 min | Color | 1.85:1
+ Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Region Free | 1.85:1 OAR
+ Restored in 2k from 35mm camera negative
+ All extras on both Blu-ray and DVD
+ New video interview with Cinematographer Joel King
+ Archival audio interview with Director Norman Thaddeus Vane
+ Historical commentary track with David Del Valle and David DeCoteau
+ Commentary track by The Hysteria Continues
+ Original theatrical trailer
+ Reversible THE HORROR STAR cover art
+ English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome Website - https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
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"Private Property" Blu-Ray Review (Cinelicious Pics)
Two homicidal drifters (played to creepy perfection by Warren Oates and Corey Allen) wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Los Angeles home of unhappy housewife Kate Manx, in this long-lost California noir written & directed by THE OUTER LIMITS creator Leslie Stevens. Lensed in stunning B&W by master cameraman Ted McCord (THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE), PRIVATE PROPERTY is both an eerie, Jim Thompson-esque thriller and a savage critique of the hollowness of the Playboy-era American Dream.
Warren Oates delivers his first screen performance here, years before he emerged in THE WILD BUNCH and TWO-LANE BLACKTOP as one of the finest character actors of his generation; his bizarre Lennie-and-George relationship with the underrated Corey Allen (James Dean's hot rod rival in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE) is fueled by a barely-suppressed homoerotic tension. Director Stevens (a protégé of Orson Welles) and lead actress Manx were married at the time, and the film was shot in their home; several years later, Manx tragically committed suicide and her fragile spirit seems to hang over the film.
- Dual-Format Release: Blu-ray and DVD
- New 4K restoration from previously lost film elements rediscovered and preserved by UCLA Film and Television Archive
- New video interview with Still Photographer and Technical Consultant Alex Singer
- U.S. theatrical trailer
- New essay by Don Malcolm
- Limited Edition of 3,000
Cinelicious Pics Website - http://www.cineliciouspics.com/
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"River of Death" Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Audio Commentary by Director Steve Carver and Star Michael Dudikoff
Original Theatrical Trailer
Kino Lorber Website – https://www.kinolorber.com/
Buy “River of Death” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/2663
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"The Ninth Configuration" Blu-Ray Review (Hen's Tooth Video)
Includes audio commentary
Deleted scenes & outtakes
English subtitles for the Hearing Impaired.
Hen’s Tooth Video Website – http://henstoothvideo.com/
Buy “The Ninth Configuration” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Ninth-Configuration-Blu-ray-Combo-Pack/dp/B00NHPMB0M/
The Weekly Western - "The Hired Hand" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Academy)
Fonda plays Harry, a man who deserted his wife and child to explore the wide-open plains with his best friend Archie (Warren Oates). “Tired of the life” he decides to finally return home in order to rekindle his marriage and reacquaint himself with his daughter.
Scripted by Alan Sharp (Ulzana’s Raid, Night Moves), shot by Vilmos Zsigmond (Blow Out, The Long Goodbye) and with a standout score by folk musician Bruce Langhorne, The Hired Hand is a beautiful, elegiac picture that ranks alongside The Outlaw Josey Wales and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as one of the finest Westerns the seventies had to offer.
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by Universal
Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by actor-director Peter Fonda
The Return of The Hired Hand, a 2003 documentary containing interviews with Fonda, cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, composer Bruce Langhorne, actor Verna Bloom and others
The Odd Man, Charles Gormley and Bill Forsyth’s 1978 documentary portrait of Scottish screenwriters, including Alan Sharp [Blu-ray exclusive]
Interview with Martin Scorsese
Warren Oates and Peter Fonda at the National Film Theatre, an audio recording of the actors’ appearance at the NFT in 1971
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
Arrow Video Website – https://arrowfilms.com/
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1. Hamburger Hill (been awhile)
2. Timeless Westerns: Butch & Sundance: The Early Days, Last of the Hard Men, Rio Conchos, Take a Hard Ride
3. Smash Cut
4. Red Dawn
5. Silent Night, Deadly Night (recommended)
8. God Told Me Too
9. Shock Waves (been awhile)
10. Circle of Iron
11. Fast Company
12. Hang’em High
13. The Gauntlet
14. Dog Day Afternoon
15. Midnight Express
Robot Love Slaves – 1971 – Unknown
Frightmare – 1983 – Norman Thaddeus Vane
Private Property – 1960 – Leslie Stevens
River of Death – 1989 – Steve Carver
The Ninth Configuration – 1980 – William Peter Blatty
The Hired Hand – 1971 – Peter Fonda