“Black Eagle” Review – 1:02
“Night of the Sharks” Review – 7:31
“Deadly Jaws” Review – 11:21
“Obsessions” Review – 14:10
“Night of the Living Dead” Criterion Review – 18:28
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Review – 33:00
“Jack Goes Home” Pick A Movie (Nick Mua) – 50:49
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 57:36
Q&A – 57:58
Update – 1:03:18
"Black Eagle" DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Review (MVD Rewind Collection)
After an F-11 gets shot down over the Mediterranean Sea, The United States government cannot afford to lose the top-secret laser tracking device that was on board. But unfortunately, the KGB team, lead by the infamous Andrei (Jean-Claude Van Damme, The Expendables 2, Universal Soldier), are beating the CIA in the race to find it. The CIA has no choice but to call in their best man, master martial-artist Ken Tani (Sho Kosugi, Ninja Assassin, Revenge of the Ninja), code name... BLACK EAGLE. In response, the KGB resorts to an all-out war, with powerful Andrei matching Ken blow for blow.
From legendary action director Eric Karson (The Octagon), Black Eagle also stars Doran Clark (The Warriors), Bruce French (Jurassic Park III) and William Bassett (House of 1000 Corpses).
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature.
Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) and Dolby Digital 5.1.
Includes 93 minute theatrical version + 104 minute uncut extended version of the film.
Sho Kosugi: Martial Arts Legend (HD, 21:26) (featuring new interviews with Sho Kosugi and Shane Kosugi and more) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
The Making of Black Eagle (HD, 35:50)(featuring new interviews with Director / Producer Eric Karson, Screenwriter Michael Gonzalez and stars Sho Kosugi, Doran Clark, Shane Kosugi and Dorota Puzio) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
Tales of Jean-Claude Van Damme (HD, 19:20) (Brand new interviews with cast and crew tell stories about working with the legendary action star) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
The Script and the Screenwriters (HD, 27:14) (featuring Michael Gonzales, Eric Karson and more) MVD Rewind EXCLUSIVE!
Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
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"Night of the Sharks"/ "Deadly Jaws" DVD Review (Retrovision)
DEADLY JAWS [Ein Toter Taucher Nimmt Kein Geld] (1974) A trio of divers enlist a criminal and his wife to help them find a sunken Aztec treasure. As they grow nearer to recovering the loot, a mutiny breaks out on the ship that results in death and greed. But will they be able to fight off the other treasure hunters interested in the gold, or will they have to fight among themselves? NIGHT OF THE SHARKS [La Notte Degli Squali] (1988) David must fight for his life against the gangsters who killed his brother for a CD filled with proof of their illegal activities. When David gets possession of the CD they go down to Mexico where David lives as a shark hunter. Who will get David first, the gangsters or the shark?
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"Obsessions" DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Review (Cult Epics)
The obscure film OBSESSIONS (aka HOLE IN THE WALL) was directed by Dutch artsploitation auteur Pim de la Parra and co-produced by longtime collaborator Wim Verstappen (BLUE MOVIE). This gritty, psychedelic Hitchcockian mystery, which is notable for being the first Dutch film shot in English-language, starts in a savagely brutal fashion. When a bloody painting of Vincent van Gogh falls from a wall and exposes a makeshift peephole, student protagonist Nils Janssen (played by the film’s German co-producer Dieter Geissler) becomes an unwitting witness to a gruesome sex crime next door. When his young fiancée Marina (Alexandra Stewart of Truffaut’s DAY FOR NIGHT), an enterprising journalist, tells him about a report of a murder that she is writing, he naturally wonders if it’s the very same killing.
This classic exploitation film was the birth of auteur cinema in Holland, and inspired legendary filmmakers such as Paul Verhoeven to make their start in the industry. Originally distributed in over 100 countries, the film remained unreleased in the U. S. (and France) – until now. Perhaps most notably, the film was co-written by a young Martin Scorsese, who shot the legendary erotic dream sequence for his first feature WHO’S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR (1968) in Amsterdam, that same year. Additionally, the film also stars legendary Dutch filmmaker Fons Rademakers (MIRA, THE ASSAULT), is edited by Henry Rust (CHILDREN OF PARADISE) and scored by Hitchcock composer Bernard Herrmann (TAXI DRIVER, SISTERS, VERTIGO). OBSESSIONS is a curious cultural hybrid where late-1960s Dutch exploitation and classic Hollywood Hitchcock collide in a provocative and revolutionary fashion. Blu-ray/DVD Combo.
New HD Transfer (from original 35mm film)
Introduction by director Pim de La Parra (HD, 2017)
Introduction by actor/producer Dieter Geissler (HD, 2016)
Interview with Pim de La Parra (HD, 2017)
Interview with Dieter Geissler (HD, 2016)
Interview with Martin Scorsese (Volkskrant, 2017)
Scorpio Films (Excerpt from Parradox documentary, HD 2010)
Original Dutch Theatrical Trailer (HD)
Script notes by Martin Scorsese
Obsessions photo video gallery
Netherlands/Germany / 1969 / Color / Approx. 91 Minutes / English Language / Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 / Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Buy “Obsessions” DVD/Blu-Ray Combo – https://www.amazon.com/Obsessions-Blu-ray-Combo-Alexandra-Stewart/dp/B06XX22TRD/
Cult Epics Website - http://www.cultepics.com/
"Night of the Living Dead" Blu-Ray Review (Criterion)
New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary R. Streiner
Night of Anubis, a never-before-presented work-print edit of the film
New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
New program featuring Russo about the commercial and industrial-film production company where key Night of the Living Dead filmmakers got their start
Two audio commentaries from 1994, featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor Judith O Dea, and more
Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
New programs about the editing, the score, and directing ghouls
New interviews with Gary R. Streiner and Russel W. Streiner
Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
PLUS: An Essay by Critic Stuart Klawans
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"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" Blu-Ray Review (Dark Sky Films)
40 years ago, five youths on a weekend getaway in the Texas countryside fell prey to a butcher in a mask made of human skin and his cannibalistic family, and horror cinema would never be the same. Violent, confrontational, and shockingly realistic, director Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre terrified audiences in a way never thought possible when it was unleashed on a politically and socially tumultuous America in 1974. Facing a storm of controversy, censorship, and outcry throughout its troubled release, this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time to become a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone. To celebrate the film's 40th anniversary and its enduring ability to scare audiences both new and old, Dark Sky Films proudly presents The Texas Chain Saw Massacre in an all-new 4k digital restoration and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by Toby Hooper. Get ready to experience fear in a whole new way.
Writer/Producer/Director Tobe Hooper, Actor Gunnar Hansen, Cinematographer Daniel Pearl
Actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, and Paul A. Partain, and Production Designer Robert Burns
New Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director Tobe Hooper
New Commentary with Cinematographer Daniel Pearl, Editor J. Larry Carroll and Sound Recordist Ted Nicolaou
Buy “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Chain-Saw-Massacre-Anniversary/dp/B00L22H576/
Dark Sky Films Website - http://darkskyfilms.com/
Pick a Movie "Jack Goes Home" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
Watch “Jack Goes Home” Amazon Prime - https://www.amazon.com/Jack-Goes-Home-Britt-Robertson/dp/B075Y8QBBQ/
A Nick Mua Pick
Next Week is "Road to Perdition" Picked by Adam Weber
and winner for the week after is James Grimmer
to enter leave a comment below saying so!
1. Escape From Alcatraz
2. Road to Perdition
3. Punisher: Warzone (Recommended)
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Remake (been awhile)
5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (been awhile)
6. The Gate 2: The Return
7. Concrete Jungle
8. Short Eyes
9. The Sect (recommended)
Night of the Sharks – 1988 – Tonino Ricci
Deadly Jaws – 1974 – Harald Reinl/ Jürgen Roland
Obsessions – 1969 – Pim de la Parra
Night of the Living Dead – 1968 – George A. Romero
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - 1974 – Tobe Hooper
Jack Goes Home – 2016 – Thomas Dekker