Don't Torture a Ducking Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review - 2:36
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Psychos in Love Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review - 16:46
Punk Vacation Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review - 22:10
The Wynkoop Tales DVD Review - 26:08
Cherry 2000 Blu-Ray Review - 32:02
The Magnificent Seven Blu-Ray Review - 37:55
Extreme Prejudice Blu-Ray Review - 44:58
Contest - 51:30
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Don't Torture A Duckling Blu-Ray/DVD Combo (Arrow) Review
Arrow films bring Lucio Fulci's most underrated film to Blu-Ray. “Don’t Torture a Duckling” is plentiful with features and boasts a nice transfer with great audio. It’s a welcomed addition to the Arrow Video family.
Young boys are being murdered in a small isolated Italian village. A reporter begins to dig into the case when the police seem to be ineffective. Amidst the tragedy, the superstitious and paranoid nature of the town’s people becomes just as ugly as the dead bodies of their beloved children.
“Don’t Torture a Duckling” is a film about jaded morals, secrets, xenophobia, and murder. In other words, it's a wonderfully complex Giallo. Surprisingly taking place in a rural setting instead of a city, it stands not alone, but lonely. It's not high class this time, it's poor trash; in a cynic's terms. Duckling’s themes are harsh and upsetting, it refuses to shy away from what it believes in. It’s unapologetic without being purposely confrontational all while managing to be bitterly ironic. “Don’t Torture a Duckling” is about problematic Catholicism and small town superstition without completely demonizing them or exploiting them to an extent of satire. “Don't Torture a Duckling” is a film that shows the closeness a small town can have and the violence it can also breed due to its exclusive attitude. Not everything is white and black in “Don’t Torture a Duckling.” The killer kills not for a sexual nature or gratification, but a moral sacrificial one; even if it is delusional. As the old saying goes, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
The film’s director, Lucio Fulci, struggled with his belief in God and it has never been so apparent in any other of the Maestro’s films. The way outsiders are treated in the film suggests an alienation that Fulci might had felt at times. The whole ordeal feels very personal and makes for an impactful experience. As Troy Howarth put it in the commentary, “one does not enjoy certain parts of this film, they endure it.”
As the story and philosophy of the film is intriguing, the technical aspects are just as must so. Riz Ortolani’s score is one of his best. The score is used to its fullest during one of the most tragic and memorable murder scenes in any Giallo. The score is so profound in this scene, it certainty weighs just as heavy on the viewer's soul, as does the circumstances of the murder. The whole murderous ordeal comes to a heartbreaking end as cars screech by ignoring an outstretched hand, covered in blood, begging for mercy. The camera work in “Don’t Torture a Duckling” features quite a bit of hand held work that typically ends on a nice plot point or poignant shot. This approach not only saves money, on set ups, but keeps the pace well and shows the audience a lot with one camera move instead of several lines of dialogue. Tomas Milian, Marc Porel, and Barbara Bouchet are all terrific in their roles, but Florinda Bolkan steals the show as a black magic practicing woman who lives on the outskirts of town. Her performance is intense and deeply sad.
“Don’t Torture a Duckling” is a complex movie about complex emotions and ideology, it’s a powerful film that looks at its subjects and themes and condemns them. It does this not as an outsider, but as someone who understands and is part of it. “Don’t Torture a Duckling” contains two wonderful video essays, both of which are vastly educational; one tackling misogyny in the film and another with Mikel J. Koven, author of “La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film.” Also included is a super informative commentary by Troy Howarth and interviews with some of the cast and crew, including Florinda Bolkan. “Don’t Torture a Duckling” should be one of this year's most celebrated Blu-Rays.
From Lucio Fulci, the godfather of gore (The Psychic, The Beyond), comes one of the most powerful and unsettling giallo thrillers ever produced: his 1972 masterpiece Don't Torture a Duckling. When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the superstitious locals are quick to apportion blame, with the suspects including the local "witch", Maciara (Florinda Bolkan, A Lizard in a Woman's Skin). With the bodies piling up and the community gripped by panic and a thirst for bloody vengeance, two outsiders - city journalist Andrea (Tomas Milian, The Four of the Apocalypse) and spoilt rich girl Patrizia (Barbara Bouchet, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) - team up to crack the case. But before the mystery is solved, more blood will have been spilled, and not all of it belonging to innocents... Deemed shocking at the time for its brutal violence, depiction of the Catholic Church and themes of child murder and paedophilia, Don't Torture a Duckling is widely regarded today as Fulci's greatest film, rivalling the best of his close rival Dario Argento. Arrow Video is proud to present this uniquely chilling film in its North American high definition debut.
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Original mono Italian and English soundtracks (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc)
English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
The Blood of Innocents, a new video discussion with Mikel J. Koven, author of La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film
very (Wo)man Their Own Hell, a new video essay by critic Kat Ellinger
Interviews with co-writer/director Lucio Fulci, actor Florinda Bolkan, cinematographer Sergio D'Offizi, assistant editor Bruno Micheli and assistant makeup artist Maurizio Trani
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Timothy Pittides
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet with new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw and Howard Hughes
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Spookies DVD (Intercontinental Video) Review
Taking a wrong turn, travelers find themselves trapped in a mysterious house. One horror after another threatens them as the sorcerer who lives within needs sacrifices to give eternal life to his beautiful bride.
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Psychos In Love Blu-Ray/DVD Combo (Vinegar Syndrome) Review
Bloody and hilarious, Gorman Bechard’s PSYCHOS IN LOVE is an absurd, home grown horror-comedy, which alternates between gratuitous killing scenes and self-aware parody of romantic comedies. Vinegar Syndrome presents this lurid classic in a fresh 2k restoration from its 16mm original camera negative.
Directed by: Gorman Bechard
1986 / 86 minutes / Color / 1.33:1
Actors: Carmine Capobianco, Debi Thibeault, Frank Stewart, Cecelia Wilde, Donna Davidge
• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 16mm original camera negative
• Commentary track with: Gorman Bechard (writer/producer/director) and Carmine Capobianco (writer/actor/music)
• Commentary track with: Gorman Bechard
• “Directing the Psychos” – Interview with Gorman Bechard
• “Playing a Psycho” – Interview with Carmine Capobianco
• “Discussing Psychos” – With Gorman Bechard & Carmine Capobianco
• “Making Psychos” – Making-of featurette
• Director’s introduction
• Carmine Capobianco Q&A from Cinema Wasteland 2016
• Original trailer
• Behind the scenes photo gallery
• Promotional image gallery
• Rough edit outtakes & extended scenes
• Alternate opening credit sequence
• Highlights from the “Psychos in Love” stageplay
• Four short films directed by Gorman Bechard
• Booklet with essays by Art Ettinger & Matt Desiderio
• Original cover artwork by Derek Gabryszak
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH Subtitles
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Punk Vacation Blu-Ray/DVD Combo (Vinegar Syndrome) Review
Directed by Stanley Lewis
1987 / USA / 93 min / 1.85:1 / color
+ Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack | Region Free | 1.85:1 AR | MONO
+ Restored in 2K from a 35mm answer print
+ Video interview with Producer, Stephen Fusci (DVD)
+ Video interview with Stuntman, Steven Rowland (DVD)
+ Bonus feature: NOMAD RIDERS (DVD)
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The Wynkoop Tales DVD Review
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Cherry 2000 Blu-Ray (Kino Lorber) Review
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Audio Commentary by Director Steve De Jarnatt
Making of CHERRY 2000 Doc
Trailers for Cherry 2000 and Miracle Mile
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The Magnificent Seven Blu-Ray Review
Academy Award Winner Yul Brynner stars in the landmark Western that launched the film careers of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Tired by being ravaged by an army of marauding bandits, the residents of a small Mexican village seek help from seven American gunfighters. The only problem? It's seven against 50! Also featuring Eli Wallach and Robert Vaughn, and set against Elmer Bernstein's Oscar-Nominated score, director John Sturges' thrilling adventure belongs in any Blu-ray collection.
Guns For Hire - The Making Of The Magnificent Seven
Elmer Bernstein And The Magnificent Seven
The Linen Book: Lost Images from The Magnificent Seven
Original Theatrical Trailers
Audio Commentary Featuring James Coburn, Eli Wallach and Walter Mirisch
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Extreme Prejudice Blu-Ray Review
A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin – they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries.
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