“Day of the Dead:Bloodline” Talk – 0:25
“Joe” Review – 5:29
“The Devil Incarnate” Review – 13:55
“Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals” Review – 19:27
“Violence in a Women’s Prision” Review – 26:15
“Killer Klowns from Outer Space” Review – 32:42
“Godmonster of Indian Flats” Review – 39:30
“Berlin Syndrome Pick a Movie (Seph) – 45:30
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 52:33
Q&A – 53:26
Update – 59:00
"Joe" Blu-Ray Review (Olive Films)
Written Review by MrParka
Olive Films brings the 1970 underseen film “Joe” to Blu-Ray for the first time anywhere. Peter Boyle stars as the titular character in one of his most memorable and daring roles. Only featuring a trailer, Olive makes up for the lack of features with great picture and equal sound.
When Bill Compton, a successful business man, confronts his daughter's drug dealing boyfriend his anger gets the best of him. Bill quickly flees the scene to a local bar with a stash of drugs and a guilty conscious. When a loud mouth named Joe (Peter Boyle) says something that strikes a chord in Bill the duo start an unlikely relationship that can only bring tragedy.
“Joe” doesn’t hold any punches the film is important, relevant, and funny as ever. “Joe” manages to capture something real and honest; it’s a statement about generational divides, classism, racism, drugs, sex, anger, and misunderstanding. The heart of “Joe” is about when someone lets their rage take over and letting a mistake lead to more. The interactions between Joe and Bill are as awkward as they are enlightening for both of the characters and through this the audience is as enlightened as well. The bitter comedy comes from two places; the aforementioned awkwardness and that there is truth to these characters. People like this do exist and that hateful spirit is found, to some capacity, in everyone. Through Bill’s one act of murder it inspires Joe and leads to a catalytic affect which only gets worse and worse. The mutual respect that the two share is a complex character study; Joe states he envies the way that Bill murdered a hippie drug dealer and as Bill hangs around Joe more and more seems to envy some of his traits. You learn a lot from the two at how they treat their spouses; Joe is more outwardly dismissive and angry while Bill seems to hide this, except during a pivotal moment even before he meets Joe. This little outburst from Bill shows that it isn’t Joe who gave Bill these feelings, but only help to cultivate them. When Joe and Bill begin to merge with the younger culture they seem to have gained some understanding and, at one point, we see this film going in a different direction, but the earlier foreshadowing makes for a different ending. The most haunting of which is when Joe’s wife tells him an African American family has moved down the block from them. Joe responds by shuffling down to the cellar and by intensely cleaning one of his many guns.
Olive Films has done a service in bringing us “Joe” it’s a masterpiece and should be watched and studied, it features amazing performances, a wonderful script, and a gut punch of a 70’s style ending set up to perfection.
“I’m the ‘Joe’ everbody’s talking about,” heralded movie print ads for director John G. Avildsen’s (Rocky) film Joe, proving that there’s truth in advertising. The modestly budgeted film would go on to become a multi-million-dollar box-office success, garnering an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay.
Peter Boyle (TV’s Everybody Loves Raymond) stars as Joe Curran, the titular everyman and unabashed hippie-hater. Joe, who equates hippies with everything un-American, finds a kindred spirit in Bill Compton (Dennis Patrick, Chances Are), an advertising executive who makes Joe’s acquaintance at a neighborhood bar, boasting that he killed a drug-dealing hippie (Patrick McDermott, The French Connection). Bill, pressed for facts by the intrigued Joe, recants saying that he was merely joking. But when a news report confirms the incident, vigilante justice akin to Taxi Driver is set in motion.
Joe, directed by John G. Avildsen, written by Norman Wexler (Serpico) and featuring the screen debut of Susan Sarandon (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), also stars Audrey Caire (They Saved Hitler’s Brain), K Callan (American Gigolo) and Patrick McDermott (The French Connection).
Olive Films Website – https://olivefilms.com/
Buy “Joe” on Blu-Ray – https://olivefilms.com/product/joe-2/
"The Devil Incarnate" Blu-Ray Review (Mondo Macabro)
Written Review by MrParka
Mondo Macabro brings the Spanish horror film “The Devil Incarnate” to home video for the first time in America. Previously known as “The Traveler,” it’s considered one of Paul Naschy’s finest directional efforts. “The Devil Incarnate” is presented in stunning HD with features that include the horror icon, his kin, and Troy Howarth.
Paul Naschy plays a mischievous and evil traveler who exploits and morally corrupts anyone he comes in contact with. Along the way, he takes along a young man to impart his methods and share in his sin. The duo visit monasteries and whore houses alike until the ultimate revelation is made.
“The Devil Incarnate” is a bitter statement about human nature. It is mean spirited and raunchy yet hilarious; beautiful to look at and, most importantly, honest. Like other European filmmakers, Naschy had a lot to say about politics and the church, but being a filmmaker he understood the perfect approach to captivate an audience. The lead character’s cruelty seems to know no bounds; his joyous glee that is stamped on his face when he takes advantage of women sexually is so repulsive and shocking that the audience is left without much else to do but laugh. On the other side of the coin, the crimes committed against the more deserving, such as greedy lords, help the audience side with the villainy; similar to the television head smashing scene in “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” or the feelings toward the Firefly clan in “The Devil’s Rejects.” Naschy is excellent in the film and shows a nice range from comedy to drama, his companion Tomas (David Rocha) also delivers in a solid performance gradually being turned from a naïve boy to a vindictive man. One of the most striking images occurs when Naschy is finally caught up to for his evil deeds and must pay in a similar fashion to the god he despises. The composition in the scene is perfectly placed; pillars framing the cross and the beautiful landscape in the back bringing it all together.
Mondo Macabro provides an excellent release, the picture quality is top notch and the remaster work helps the great lighting stand out. Troy Howarth, who is currently writing a book on Naschy, provides a very informative commentary and out does himself in usual fashion. Also included is an introduction from Naschy and interviews with his children which bring an insight on the man, himself, and making this release even more worth the a price tag.
A master class in sin and depravity, when the Devil himself walks the earth!
"…and no good deed shall go unpunished …"
The action takes place in 16th century Spain. The Devil comes to earth to live as a mere mortal. Together with a human companion, Tomas, he travels, like Don Quixote, through the countryside and has a series of wild encounters with both men and women. On the way he acquires great wealth and even fathers a child. But too late he learns a terrible lesson about we devious humans.
Widely recognised as one of horror star Paul Naschy's very best films, THE DEVIL INCARNATE is bawdy, shocking, funny and thought provoking. In the spirit of THE DECAMERON or THE CANTERBURY TALES the film presents a parade of human types from the saintly to the downright mean and nasty. But who is worse… the Devil or Mankind?
Created from a brand new 4k scan of the original negative, THE DEVIL INCARNATE makes its Blu-ray and US debut in an edition packed with exclusive extra features.
Disc Special Features:
- Brand new 4k transfer from film negative.
- Introduction to the film by Paul Naschy.
- Exclusive interview with actor David Rocha.
- Exclusive interviews with Sergio and Bruno Molina.
- A tour of Paul Naschy’s study and home.
- Exclusive audio commentary by Troy Howarth.
- Mondo Macabro previews.
Mondo Macabro Website – http://www.mondomacabrodvd.com/
Buy “The Devil Incarnate” on Blu-Ray – https://grindhousevideo.com/products/devil-incarnate-blu-ray
"Emanuelle and the Last Cannibal" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
Written Review by MrParka
Severin Films keeps the Joe D’Mato classics coming with “Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals.” A slew of genre performers are presented together in HD for the first time stateside including Laura Gemser, Donald O’Brien, Susan Scott, and Gabriele Tinti.
“Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals” follows the story of Emanuelle, an aggressive reporter who, while secretly hiding in an insane asylum, stumbles across a case of cannibalism. The cannibal seems to have strange symbols that belong to an extinct tribe that could only be found in one place in the world. With a good story on her mind, Emanuelle decides to take her chances and head toward the jungle. After she enlists Professor Mark Lester, the duo are on their way and what a way it is. Not only do they run into cannibals, booby traps, and an impotent Donald O’Brien, they also discover a sexual appetite that seems to be bottomless.
“Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals” isn’t the strongest of its genre but it is certainly one of the most memorable; after all, how many times does Emanuelle visit a dangerous cannibal ridden jungle? Laura Gemser is most likely to bring in more than half the audience but the other half that is in hopes of a violent jungle adventure flick won’t be let down, either. The film is half gut muncher and half softcore erotica. Emanuelle manages to sleep with as many partners as she can find; whether in the city or jungle, man or woman. She does all this while running from a lost tribe with a huge appetite. How talented. Some of the most graphic stuff includes a scene where a nun is stripped and disemboweled after having her nipple cut off and eaten. This scene plays fairly effective and the camera work adds a layer of intensity as it looks toward the tree line above in a panic, placing us in the poor sister's last moments. The score of the film is much better than it deserves. Nico Fidenco’s score is not only beautiful but memorable and very similar to the work he did on “Zombie Holocaust.” Donald O’Brien and Susan Scott play sweaty and desperate well, even if they are obviously up to no good from the first second they are on screen. The film’s budget shows mostly in the day for night scenes; they are done so poorly it becomes confusing as to what time it actually is. This may be due to poor exposure or a damaged negative.
Severin has provided a nice array of special features on its disc including new interviews with composer Nico Fidenco, Actress Annamaria Clementi, Actress Monika Zanchi, Actor Donald O’Brien, and an archival interview with Laura Gemser. The Nico Fidenco and Donald O’Brien interviews stand out, both go over their careers with interesting stories about the business and interactions with others. All and all Severin does a great job on another cannibal flick.
In 1977, infamous filth auteur Joe D’Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS, ANTRHOPOPHAGUS) combined the insane extremes of eroticism and cannibalism for the most groin-grinding, gut-munching, gore-spewing EuroSleaze saga of them all: When journalist Emanuelle (the ever-luscious Laura Gemser of BLACK EMANUELLE fame) discovers evidence of an extinct cannibal tribe in a Manhattan mental hospital, her investigation will take her to the Amazon jungle for an orgy of carnage that SexGoreMutants calls “...feral, demented and nasty. And in exploitation terms, that’s entertainment!”
Gabriele Tinti (EMANUELLE IN AMERICA), Monica Zanchi (SISTER EMANUELLE) and Donald O’Brien
(DOCTOR BUTCHER, M.D.) co-star in “the flesh & fear masterpiece from the late great splatter genius” (DVD Beaver) released to ‘80s grindhouses as TRAP THEM AND KILL THEM and now scanned in 2k from original vault elements.
Disc Special Features:
- The World of Nico Fidenco - An interview with composer Nico Fidenco.
- A Nun Among the Cannibals - An interview with actress Annamaria Clementi.
- Dr. O'Brien MD - An interview with actor Donald O'Brien.
- From Switzerland to Mato Grosso - An Interview with actress Monika Zanchi.
- I Am Your Black Queen - Laura Gemser archive audio interview.
- Theatrical Trailer
Severin Films Website – https://severin-films.com/
Buy “Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals” on Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/emanuelle-and-the-last-cannibals-slipcover/
Severin Films Bundle – https://severin-films.com/shop/laura-gemser-deluxe-bundle/
"Violence in a Women's Prison" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
Written Review by MrParka
Severin Films brings another sleazy Italian flick to Blu-Ray for the first time anywhere! Bruno Mattei directs an Emanuelle flick. This time around poor Laura Gemser goes undercover in a women’s prison. We all know what happens from here… “Violence in a Women’s Prison”.
Again to get a good story, Emanuelle puts her sanity and well-being at risk by secretly entering a cruel prison system. Emanuelle’s goal is to expose the awful truth to a humanitarian group and get better conditions for the prisoners, but when the guards find out what she is up to the beatings and sadism go into overdrive.
The woman in prison genre has always been known as one of the sleaziest and most debaucherously depraved of the exploitation genre, but it seems Bruno Mattei has taken it a step further. Laura Gemser is joined in this sickie by the familiar faces of her real life husband Gabriele Tinti, Lorraine De Selle (Cannibal Ferox), and Franca Stoppi (Beyond the Darkness) in a role she was born to play, a sadistic prison guard. It almost seems like the filmmakers had a check list to try and offend as many people as possible; lesbian rape, implied homosexual rape with a stick, gay stereotypes, sadism, torture, and to top it all off; is it really a Bruno Mattei flick unless someone is attacked by rats? It comes as a surprise that the film manages to bring in as many characters as it does although they are mostly one dimensional. At times they do have small arcs in the story and eventually have some resolve, usually by their inevitable death. Besides the typical beatings in the film, some of the more creative (that word is used here interchangeably with cruel) is a rape scene of a new female prisoner by two older male prisoners while the prison wardens from each facility secretly watch and have sex. These levels of sleaziness are almost an art; a repugnant one, but the extent of debauchery here can’t go understated or unmentioned. From time to time, a dramatic scene actually works. When the lone homosexual prisoner is being comforted by the Doctor, it almost seems too genuinely kind to be part of this film.
Severin Films has done a great job in restoring this low budget flick and even included a couple extras. A short imported interview with Bruno Mattei is a decent watch, but the new interview with Claudio Fragasso and his wife Rossella Drudi is outstanding. The duo talk about their career which included many uncredited works and of course the film at hand “Violence in a Woman’s Prison.” We learn a little bit about their process and Bruno Mattei’s. Severin Films tackles another title that a handful of companies wouldn’t dare touch and gives it respect it may or may not deserve.
In an over-the-top career filled with cannibals, zombies, nuns and Nazis, only EuroSleaze maestro Bruno Mattei (THE OTHER HELL, SHOCKING DARK) – along with frequent collaborators/co-writers Claudio Fragasso and Rossella Drudi (TROLL 2, ZOMBIE 3 and 4) – could take the BLACK EMANUELLE series to such insane depths of depravity. When Emanuelle (the legendary Laura Gemser) goes undercover in a penitentiary, she will endure a nightmare of sadistic guards, voracious lesbians, rat attacks, feces fights and enough graphic mayhem for a dozen women-in- prison trash epics.
Gabriele Tinti (EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS), Lorraine De Selle (CANNIBAL FEROX) and Franca Stoppi (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) co-star in this “classic of exploitation” (Yell Magazine) – also known as CAGED WOMEN and EMANUELLE IN PRISON – now featuring a 2k scan from an uncensored inter-positive.
Disc Special Features:
- Brawl in Women's Block - Interview with co-director/co-writers Claudio Fragasso and Rossella Drudi.
- Archive interview with director Bruno Mattei.
- Radio Spot.
Severin Films Website – https://severin-films.com/
Buy “Violence in a Women’s Prison” on Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/violence-in-a-womens-prison-bluray/
Severin Films Bundle – https://severin-films.com/shop/laura-gemser-deluxe-bundle/
"Killer Klowns from Outer Space" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
Step aside Pennywise... These Killer Klowns from Outer Space are outta this world - literally! - and they're packing deadly popcorn guns and cotton candy cocoons! When Mike and his girlfriend Debbie warn the local police that a gang of homicidal alien-clowns have landed in the nearby area (in a spaceship shaped like a circus big-top, no less), the cops are naturally sceptical. Before long however, reports are coming in from other anxious residents detailing similar run-ins with the large-shoed assailants. There can no longer be any doubt - the Killer Klowns from Outer Space are here, and they're out to turn the Earth's population into candy floss! Written and produced by the Chiodo brothers - knowns for their work on a host of special-effects laden hits such as Team America: World Police and the Critters movies - Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a cinematic experience unparalleled in this galaxy, now newly restored by Arrow Video for this stellar edition.
Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Newly remastered stereo 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio options
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Archive audio commentary with the Chiodo Brothers
Let the Show Begin! Anatomy of a Killer Theme Song - an all-new interview with the original members of the American punk band, The Dickies
The Chiodos Walk Among Us: Adventures in Super 8 Filmmaking - all-new documentary highlighting the making of the Chiodo Brothers childhood films, from the giant monster epics made in their basement to their experiments in college
New HD transfers of the complete collection of the Chiodo Brothers 8mm and Super 8 films, including Land of Terror, Free Inside, Beast from the Egg, and more!
Tales of Tobacco - an interview with star Grant Cramer
Debbie's Big Night - an interview with star Suzanne Snyder
Bringing Life to These Things - a tour of Chiodo Bros. Productions
The Making of Killer Klowns - archive production featurette
Visual Effects with Gene Warren Jr. - archive interview with co-writer/producer Charles Chiodo and visual effects supervisor Gene Warren Jr.
Kreating Klowns - archive interview with Charles Chiodo and creature fabricator Dwight Roberts
Komposing Klowns - archive interview with composer John Massari
Deleted Scenes with filmmaker's audio commentary
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
Arrow Video Website – https://arrowfilms.com/
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"Godmonster of Indian Flats" Blu-Ray Review (AGFA Films)
A new 2K transfer of the most berserk and deranged creature feature in the history of forever!
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the petting zoo, you meet . . . GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS! Written and directed by infamous outsider artist Fredric C. Hobbs (ALABAMA'S GHOST), this is the story of an eight-foot-tall toxic sheep monster that blows up gas stations, smashes crooked politicians, and terrorizes stoners! From the surreal "wild west" locations to the outrageous monster effects, GODMONSTER OF INDIAN FLATS is easily the most berserk, out-of-control, and inexplicably deranged creature feature in the history of forever. This includes the scene where the Godmonster crashes a children's picnic. In the words of legendary filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, "Get the straight jackets ready!"
New 4K transfer from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print!
Rampaging monster trailers from the AGFA vaults!
Berserker shorts from the Something Weird vaults!
Bonus Movie: THE LEGEND OF BIGFOOT (1975), a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print!
Reversible cover art with illustration by Shana Cleveland!
AGFA Films Website – https://www.americangenrefilm.com/
Buy “Godmonster of Indian Flats” on Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/godmonster-of-indian-flats-blu-ray
Pick a Movie "Berlin Syndrome" Streaming Review (Vudu)
A passionate holiday romance takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Australian photojournalist Clare wakes up one morning locked in Andi's Berlin apartment. And he has no intention of letting her go, ever.
Buy “Berlin Syndrome” on DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Berlin-Syndrome-Teresa-Palmer/dp/B06XPRFH4V/
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1. Chasing the Dragon
2. Hard Boiled (recommended)
3. After Midnight
4. Darkman 2: The Return of Durant
7. The Resurrected
8. A Quiet Place in the Country
9. Tentacles / Reptilicus
11. José Ramón Larraz Double Feature: Estigma/ Emma Puertas Oscuras
12. Kill or be Killed
13. The Aftermath
14. Code Red 35mm Grindhouse: Tale of the Dean’s Wife (HD)/Velvet Trap (HD)/Hot Nights on the Campus (HD)/Marcy (HD)/Sex and the College Girl (SD)/Shut up and Dead (SD) DVDs
16. Zebra force
17. The Jackals
18. The Basement
19. Dog Eat dog
20. Cute Little Buggers
21. All Hallows’ Eve 2
22. Saving Mr. Wu
23. She Who Must Burn
Day of the Dead: Bloodline – 2018 – Hèctor Hernández Vicens
Joe – 1970 – John G. Avildsen
The Devil Incarnate – 1979 – Paul Naschy
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals – 1977 – Joe D'Amato
Violence in a Women’s Prison – 1982 – Bruno Mattei
Killer Klowns from Outer Space – 1988 – Stephen Chiodo
Godmonster of Indian Flats – 1973 – Fredric Hobbs
Berlin Syndrome – 2017 – Cate Shortland
“Basket Case” Bundle Prize Drawing – 0:10
“Aloha, Bobby and Rose” Review – 1:27
“A Pistol for Ringo/The Return of Ringo” Review – 9:31
“Future Force” Review – 18:07
“Rock n’ Roll High School” Review – 23:23
“Brannigan” Review – 31:39
“Doom Generation” Pick a Movie (James Grimmer) – 42:27
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 50:26
Q&A – 51:15
Update – 55:15
This for That: “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” and “Jimmy and Judy” With Keith Voigt Jr. – 57:58
Winner of Basket Case Prize Bundle is Thomas Townsend!!!
"Aloha, Bobby and Rose" Blu-Ray Review (Scorpion Films/ Doppelganger)
Written By Mrparka
Doppelganger and Scorpion Films brings the 1975 tragic on the road love story, “Aloha, Bobby and Rose” to HD in a nice Blu-Ray release. The new Blu-Ray features interviews with the cast and crew.
Bobby (Paul Le Matt) is a part time mechanic, ultimately an irresponsible loser but is not without charm and likability. While working on a car, he meets its owner, Rose (Dianne Hull), a sweet natured young girl and single mother. The duo begins a passionate relationship that quickly gets them in trouble. Without much of an option, the pair makes a run for it and tries to start a new life. Although Rose is in love with Bobby, she struggles with leaving her child behind.
“Aloha, Bobby and Rose” was apparently a hit at its time of release. It’s not a huge surprise, either, as it sported a great soundtrack, well shot locations, a focus on muscle cars, and an endearing love story with conflicted and imperfect characters. When the film starts, it’s hard to know where it is going to end up; a prank gone wrong and a slow motion car accident. These moments come into the film like a juggernaut turning a blossoming romance into a nightmare. The character of Bobby is a simple one and his mistakes push the film forward but no matter how often he manages to make mistakes, the charm of actor Paul Le Matt makes him a tolerable and sympathetic character. The film keeps suspense by never letting the audience forget that the duo are wanted for a crime, this is done by having run ins with the police or having the love birds witness the run ins of others. Some of the most memorable scenes of the film tend to be had when the couple pair up with Buford (Tim McIntire) and Donna Sue (Leigh French). Buford is a larger than life character and not only brings comedy to the film, but a new sense of danger and a possible salvation for the pair. Bobby and Buford make for a great pair, a duo that fell short of their dreams. “Aloha, Bobby and Rose” doesn’t paint a happy world similar to most 70s films, it lets the audience know that a simple mistake can quickly ruin everything and does so in a powerful way.
The Blu-Ray disc features candid interviews with Paul Le Matt, Robert Carradine, and Floyd Mutrux. The interviews are informative and even a little on the sad side when it comes to Le Matt and Mutrux. They don’t hold back their feelings or how their careers ended, but show insight on how one can be at the top or on his way to it and with one mistake or tragedy, similar to Bobby and Rose’s, change their path. “Aloha, Bobby and Rose” seems to have some damage to the source of the master, but looks and sounds pretty good. The locations, especially the bright city lights against the dark skies, stick out; even when some rare green lines appear. A welcomed released of a solid 70s forgotten hit.
About the Film
Bobby has a new ‘68 Camaro and a dead-end job. Rose has a young son and a nowhere life. One night, they meet, fall in love and share a dream of leaving the seedy side of Hollywood for the easy life of Hawaii. But when an innocent prank goes tragically wrong, Bobby and Rose are on the run from the law and for their lives. As they take to the highway, they find that paradise is just out of reach...and that ‘aloha’ can also mean ‘goodbye.’
Aloha, Bobby and Rose stars Paul Le Mat (Melvin & Howard, Death Valley, American Graffiti) and Dianne Hull (Girls On The Road, The Fifth Floor), with Robert Carradine (Blackout, Revenge of the Nerds), Tim McIntire (The Choirboys, Fast Walking) and Edward James Olmos (in his first feature credited role). Featuring classic songs by Elton John, Bob Dylan, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Jr. Walker and The All-Stars and The Temptations. This is a road movie like you’ve never seen...and a love story you’ll never forget from a brand new HD master!!!
Starring: Paul Le Mat, Dianne Hull, Robert Carradine, Tim McIntire, Edward James Olmos, Noble Willingham
Director: Floyd Mutrux
Music Box Films – http://www.musicboxfilms.com/
“Aloha, Bobby and Rose” Blu-Ray – https://grindhousevideo.com/products/aloha-bobby-and-rose-blu-ray
"A Pistol for Ringo/ The Return of Ringo" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
The original Ringo films introduced another iconic hero to the spaghetti western; a clean-cut sharp shooter who was markedly different to Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name. In A Pistol For Ringo, the eponymous hero, played by Giuliano Gemma (Day of Anger, Tenebrae), infiltrates a ranch of Mexican bandits to save a beautiful hostage (Nieves Navarro, Death Walks in High Heels). In The Return Of Ringo, the gunslinger, now a veteran of war, disguises himself as a Mexican in order to take revenge on outlaws who have stolen his property and taken his wife. Hugely successful upon their original release, thanks in part to the skilled direction of Duccio Tessari (The Bloodstained Butterfly, Death Occurred Last Night), the Ringo films proved influential on the Italian western, spawning numerous unofficial sequels, due to their gripping set-pieces and unforgettable musical scoring by Ennio Morricone. Arrow Video is proud to present both films in sumptuous new restorations that truly brings their stylish cinematography to life.
Brand new 2K restorations of both films from the original negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Italian and English soundtracks
Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio
Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Audio commentaries for both films by Spaghetti Western experts C. Courtney Joyner and Henry Parke
They Called Him Ringo, an archival featurette with star Giuliano Gemma
A Western Greek Tragedy, an archival featurette with Lorella de Luca and camera operator Sergio D’Offizi
Gallery of original promotional images
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
Arrow Video – https://arrowfilms.com/
“A Pistol for Ringo/The Return of Ringo” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/a-pistol-for-ringo-the-return-of-ringo-two-films-by-duccio-tessari-blu-ray
"Future Force" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
David Carradine stars in this action-packed futuristic adventure as the most powerful leader of the C.O.P.S. When murder and corruption are exposed within the organization, he and his .357 Magnum are the city's only hope for protection.
“Future Force” Amazon Prime – https://www.amazon.com/Future-Force-David-Carradine/dp/B075DGYGMH
"Rock n' Roll High School" Blu-Ray Review (Shout! Factory)
The Wildest, Most Rockin' High School Around!
Vince Lombardi High School is the wildest, most rockin' high school around! That is, until a thug of a principal, Miss Togar, comes along and tries to make the school a totalitarian state. With the help of The Ramones, the students battle Miss Togar's iron-fisted rule and take their battle to a truly rockin' conclusion in this 1979 cult classic!
Audio Commentary with Director Allan Arkush, Producer Mike Finnell and Richard Whitley
New Audio Commentary with Director Allan Arkush, P.J. Soles and Clint Howard
New Audio Commentary with Screenwriter Richard Whitley and Russ Dvonch
Back to School: A Retrospective with Interviews from Allan Arkush, Roger Corman and more
Staying After Class: A New Interview with P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten and Dey Young
Interview with Roger Corman Conducted by Leonard Maltin
New Interview with Director Allan Arkush Including a Look at Rare, Behind-The-Scenes Stills
Audio Outtakes from the RoxyRock 'N' Roll High School 10 BONUS - Original Radio Ads and TV Spots
Original Theatrical Trailer with Commentary by Eli Roth Courtesy of Trailersfromhell.com
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Rock n’ Roll High School” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/rock-n-roll-high-school?product_id=2767
"Brannigan" Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
Mastered in HD! Screen legend John Wayne (McQ, Legend of the Lost, Rio Bravo) stars as lieutenant Jim Brannigan, a Chicago policeman sent to the U.K. to escort a crime boss (John Vernon, Dirty Harry) back to the U.S. Wayne fans won’t be disappointed with this crowd pleaser that teams him up with Richard Attenborough (The Great Escape, The Sand Pebbles) as British policeman Cmdr. Swann. This exciting thriller highlighted by unbelievably clever dialogue, the most imaginative action sequences ever to be staged against the London landscape and Wayne's magnetic screen presence, Brannigan, like the Duke himself, is unforgettable and unbeatable! Douglas Hickox (Sitting Target, Sky Riders) directed this action-comedy that co-stars Judy Geeson (Doomwatch), Mel Ferrer (War and Peace), Ralph Meeker (Big House, U.S.A.), James Booth (Avenging Force) Brian Glover (An American Werewolf in London) and Lesley-Anne Down (The Great Train Robbery).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Audio commentary by Steve Mitchell, producer-director of King Cohen, and film historian Nathaniel Thompson
Original Theatrical Trailer
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“Brannigan” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/4905
Pick a Movie "Doom Generation" DVD Review (Lionsgate)
SEX. VIOLENCE. WHATEVER.
Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.
“Doom Generation” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Doom-Generation-Amanda-Bearse/dp/B000QUEQ4K
Next week is Seph's pick with "Berlin Syndrome"
the new winner is James Grimmer
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This for That: "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" and "Jimmy and Judy" with Keith Voigt Jr.
A friend and I pick a movie for each other the other one hasn't watched and discuss how we felt. This time around I picked the Peckinpah classic and Keith picked the NBK inspired road movie.
“Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” Arrow Blu-Ray – https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/bring-me-the-head-of-alfredo-garcia-blu-ray/FCD1408
“Jimmy and Judy” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Jimmy-Judy-Rachael-Bella/dp/B000UYX4QS
Aloha, Bobby and Rose – 1975 – Floyd Mutrux
A Pistol for Ringo – 1965 – Duccio Tessari
The Return of Ringo – 1965 – Duccio Tessari
Future Force – 1989 – David A. Prior
Rock n’ Roll High School – 1979 – Allan Arkush
Brannigan – 1975 – Douglas Hickox
Doom Generation – 1995 – Gregg Araki
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia – 1974 – Sam Peckinpah
Jimmy and Judy – 2006 – Randall Rubin/ Jon Schroder
“Portraits of Andrea Palmer” Review – 2:00
“Sleeping Dogs” Review – 7:10
“A Study in Terror” Review – 13:55
“Like Me” Review – 18:21
“Orca” Review – 29:47
“Sushi Girl” Pick a Movie (Adam Weber) – 43:12
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 49:42
Q&A – 50:18
Update – 53:17
“Amazon Hot Box” Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1334887287/pre-order-amazon-hot-box?ref=thanks
“The Hornet’s Disciple and The Scars She Left” - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-hornet-s-disciple-the-scars-she-left-horror#/
"Portraits of Andrea Palmer" Review
Andrea Palmer (Katrina Zova) spends her days working as a cam girl. After having an online breakdown, she receives an unexpected and too-good-to-be-true offer to come to Los Angeles and work full time as an erotic model. Jumping on what seems like a perfect opportunity for financial independence, Andrea immediately travels to LA but no sooner than arriving, discovers that she's been conned and finds herself stranded and alone. Relying on what she knows best, she begins working as an escort, losing a bit of herself with each new client and becoming more and more willing to perform the most vile of sexual services; a decision which can only end in tragedy and violence.
Katrina Zova, Chad Alva, Sheena Rose, William Margold
C. Huston/J. Lyons
“Portraits of Andrea Palmer” Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/portraitsofanderapalmer/
"Sleeping Dogs" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Academy)
Adapted from C.K. Stead's novel Smith's Dream, Sleeping Dogs almost single-handedly kickstarted the New Zealand New Wave, demonstrating that homegrown feature films could resonate with both local and international audiences, and launching the big-screen careers of director Roger Donaldson (No Way Out, Species) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Possession).
Neill - in his first lead role in a feature - plays Smith, a man escaping the break-up of his marriage by finding isolation on an island off the Coromandel Peninsula. As he settles into his new life, the country is experiencing its own turmoil: an oil embargo has led to martial law and civil war, into which Smith reluctantly finds himself increasingly involved.
Co-starring Warren Oates (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia) as the commander of a US army unit drawn into the conflict, Sleeping Dogs is simultaneously a political thriller, a personal drama and a true landmark in New Zealand cinema.
High Definition (Blu-ray) presentation
Original mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Commentary by writer-director Roger Donaldson, actor Sam Neill and actor-writer Ian Mune
The Making of Sleeping Dogs (2004), a 65-minute retrospective documentary on the film's production featuring interviews with Donaldson, Neill, Mune, Geoff Murphy
The Making of Sleeping Dogs (1977), a contemporary behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with Donaldson and Neill
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell, a contemporary review by Pauline Kael and the original press book
Arrow Website - https://arrowfilms.com/
“Sleeping Dogs” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/sleeping-dogs-blu-ray
"A Study in Terror" Blu-Ray Review (Millcreek Entertainment)
Written by MrParka
Millcreek entertainment presents the Sherlock Holmes feature “A Study in Terror” on Blu-ray, stateside.
Jack the Ripper stalks and slashes his way through the streets of White Chapel without a worthy adversary. This is until, of course, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson land on the scene and begin to dissect the murders. Can the duo stop the menacing killer from doing the same to his victims and, in the process, help the townsfolk ease some civil unrest brought on by the unhappy and dangerous living conditions and a large wealth gap?
The first thing about “A Study in Terror” that stands out is the wonderful production design; the outfits and locations are well decorated and lavish. The taverns are lined with seemingly realistic props and matching dressed characters, these meticulous details help the atmosphere. White Chapel is portrayed as one would guess, gloomy with thick fog that creates anticipation and fear. The leads are both extremely charming while their back and forth bantering helps portray both of them as likable. The brilliant Sherlock Holmes seems to have the right amount of empathy while Watson has an innocent, good natured persona. The murder scenes are fairly well done and even have a few glimpses of POV, making some moments feel like an early slasher or giallo. The mystery of the killer unfolds nicely, bringing in several characters that appear to all have their own motives. In doing this, the suspect pool is successfully clouded; by the end of the film it’s a nice surprise to see who the killer actually is. The middle does tend to drag a tad bit, taking a large chunk of the runtime to show the unrest of the citizens of White Chapel. Although the scenes are poignant they distract from the main storyline even if it correlates to the main plot. “A Study in Terror” is a well-acted and well-made revisionist history murder mystery, perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Millcreek brings another classy film to Blu-Ray at a good price point. The disc is bare bones but comes with a slipcover.
Sherlock Holmes takes on his greatest mystery... Jack The Ripper!
Three of 19th Century England's most famous characters come together for the first time in this sumptuous, exciting mystery, as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson set out to bring down history's most notorious serial killer: Jack The Ripper!
When a suspicious package arrives at the master sleuth's Baker Street home, he and his old friend must join the hunt before more murders are committed... even though the trail may lead to places they'd rather not go. John Neville is one of the most authentic Holmes portrayers ever, and he's ably supported by Donald Houston as Watson, as well as such British acting royalty as Anthony Quayle, Robert Morley, Frank Finlay, Barbara Windsor, Cecil Parker and, in one of her earliest screen roles, Academy Award® winner Dame Judi Dench (1998, Best Supporting Actress, Shakespeare in Love).
Millcreek Website – https://www.millcreekent.com/
“A Study in Terror” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Study-Terror-BD-Blu-ray/dp/B079FLRC9G/
"Like Me" Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
A reckless loner (Addison Timlin, Little Sister) sets out on a crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. After releasing a video of herself robbing a convenience store, she amasses a huge following. While traveling along the coast, she encounters a drifter, an Internet troll, and a paint huffing outsider who are all pulled into her circle of chaos, junk food, and drugs. Robert Mockler’s visually arresting debut feature, produced by indie horror veteran Larry Fessenden, takes the viewer into a world of fabricated personalities and offers a thought-provoking portrait of isolation in our increasingly digital world.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Making-of documentary | Photo gallery | Trailers
Kino Lorber Website - https://www.kinolorber.com/
“Like Me” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/5193
"Orca" Blu-Ray Review (Umbrella Entertainment)
Captain Nolan (Oscar® nominee Richard Harris, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone) is a man of the sea. Brave and headstrong, he is a fisherman who takes up the fight of his life against one of nature’s most fearsome creatures – the killer whale. Orca seeks to avenge the death of his pregnant mate, left murdered in blood red waters. Rising from the ocean, leaving behind it a wake of destruction and mayhem, the deadly marine creature lures his human adversaries to a match of wits and survival in the chilly arctic waters.
Also starring Bo Derek (10), Charlotte Rampling (The Night Porter), Will Sampson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Keenan Wynn (Dr. Strangelove) and Robert Carradine (Django Unchained) and featuring the music of award winning composer Ennio Morricone, ORCA is a thrilling aquatic adventure of breathtaking scope.
Audio commentary by film historian Lee GambinMOBY DICK ala DE LAURENTIIS: Martha De Laurentiis remembers ORCATheatrical Trailer
Umbrella Entertainment – https://www.umbrellaent.com.au/
“Orca” Blu-Ray – https://www.umbrellaent.com.au/movies/3561-orca-blu-ray.html
Pick a Movie "Sushi Girl" Blu-Ray Review (Magnet)
Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery and about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. The meal is a lavish array of sushi served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman. The sushi girl seems catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room, even if things become dangerous. Sure enough, the four unwieldy thieves can't help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot.
• Filmmaker Commentary with Kern Saxton, Destin Pfaff, Neal Fischer and Suren M. Seron
• Cast Commentary with Tony Todd, James Duval, Noah Hathaway, Andy Mackenzie, David Dastmalchian, Destin Pfaff and Kern Saxton
Sushi Girl: A Documentary
Fake TV Commercials á la Sushi Girl
Sushi Girl Music Video: Victories and Consequences by Send the Sages
Cast and Crew Interviews at the International Premiere
Poster & Promotional Image Gallery
Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery
“Sushi Girl” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Sushi-Girl-Blu-ray-Tony-Todd/dp/B008B9JTVI/
Please leave a question below to have it answered on the next show!
1. Barbed Wire Dolls
3. Robot Wars
6. The Dead Zone (recommended)
7. The Man From Hong Kong
8. Blood Hook
10. Blue Vengeance
11. The Satanist
12. Web of the Spider
13. Ichi the Killer (been awhile)
14. Overdose Death of a Punk Rocker
15. The Last Horror Film (been awhile)
16. Red Krokodil
17. Plague Town
18. Fast Pussy Cat Kill! Kill!
19. The Devils (recommended)
21. Kill Bill The Whole Bloody Affair
22. The Wild Angels
23. The Trip
26. F/X (been years)
27. Virgin Witch
28. The Sinful Nuns of St. Valentine
29. Scum (been awhile)
30. Spasms (been awhile)
31. Mama’s Dirty Girls/SuperVan/Piranha Piranha
32. Caged Men
33. The Carrier
34. Almost Human (recommended)
35. The Boneyard (worth a look)
36. Top of the Heap
37. The House That Vanished/ Eerie Midnight Horror Show
38. Enigma Rosso
39. The Sect (2 Disc) (recommended)
40. Kill and Kill Again
41. Baskin (recommended)
42. Future Shock! The Story 2000 AD
43. Emmanuelle and the Last Cannibals (been awhile)
44. Blood Harvest
45. 99 Women (3 Disc Set)
46. Circus of Fear/ Five Golden Dragons
48. Giallo A Venezia
49. Zombi: Dawn of the Dead 4K (recommended)
50. The Thing (Arrow Special Edition) (recommended)
51. Deep Red (been awhile)
52. The Taisho Trilogy
53. Strapped for Danger
54. 4 Action-Packed Movie Marathon Volume 2 (Bamboo Gods & Iron Men, Bulletproof, Trackdown & Scorchy)
55. Crazy Mama/The Lady in Red
56. Happy Hour Holocaust 2
58. Your Eyes Are Bleeding
59. Once Upon a Time at Christmas
60. Fear of the Dark
61. The Before Time
62. The Sensitive New Age Killers
63. Rareflix Volume 3 (Revenge of the Bushido Blade / Ninja Strikes Back / Lady Street Fighter)
64. Rareflix Volume 4 (Boogie Vision / Lighting Bolt / Transformed)
65. Beach Rats
66. Adventures of Young Van Helsing
Portraits of Andrea Palmer – 2018 - C. Huston/ J. Lyons
Sleeping Dogs – 1977 – Roger Donaldson
A Study in Terror – 1965 – James Hill
Like Me – 2017 – Robert Mockler
Orca – 1977 – Michael Anderson
Sushi Girl – 2012 – Kern Saxton
Severin Films continues putting out Jess Franco films and has now released, fully uncut and uncensored Sinfonia Erotic. You can purchase this alone, or in a double pack offer with Sadist of Notre Dame (reviewed below)
Sinfonia is a hard film to say the least. Its considered one of Franco's best Its about a woman named Martine who returns home after a brief stay in the insane asylum. For some reason she's surprised to find her husband has basically forgotten about her. He even has another guy living there now who has taken the place of her as his new love interest. He mentally abuses her and ignores her sexual cries.
One day the pair find a young woman who had been injured. The bring her home and decide to make a "play thing" out of her. Martine, obsessed with sex and unable to have it with her husband decides to sexually assault the young woman. After that they fall in love. That's a plot hole I cannot explain. This drives her husband, even though he doesn't care about her to rage and murder.
Set in a creepy old villa this film, although trashy has some of the most lavish cinematography I had seen. Don't get me wrong that makes it no easier to watch as its filled with violence, sexual situates, and a bit of gore. It is really well made though, and the acting is fantastic.
Severin once again did an astounding job with this transfer. Everything looks fantastic. Its one of the best transfers they have done to be honest. The audio and video both come alive in your Blu-ray player.
In typical fashion they have included a nice crop of special features
Jess Franco On First Wife Nicole Guettard –Interview With Director Jess Franco
Fans will no doubt want to pick this one up for the collection. If you have never seen a Franco film before this is one of his rougher ones, but also one of his most well made. Recommended but not for kids.
Overall 2.5 out of 5 Stars
Horror comedies are unfortunately few and far between. You have the well known ones like Scary Movie and Student Body's, to the lesser talked about Wacko, and Saturday The 14th. Then you have the ones that are seldom mentioned like Full Moon High. I've never been able to figure out why Full Moon High is not given more attention. Its a funny film, and its also directed by Larry Cohen.
Full Moon High tells the tale of Tony Walker. He's a star Football player at Full Moon High, and he is all geared up for the big game against their arch rivals at Simpson High. Unfortunately for Tony he needs to accompany his dad on a quick spy mission (his dad is CIA) to Romania. He's going to be his dad's cover story, as his dad has to pick up some microfilm, yes microfilm, I forgot to mention this is taking place in 1958.
Once there Tony decides to talk a walk around the town and meets up with a woman who reads his palms. She tells him he will live forever, roman the earth, and never age until he decides to return home and fulfill his destiny. Tony doesn't think much of it and leaves. He gets lost on his way home and is attacked by a werewolf, thus causing I'm to become one as well.
This complicates things for Tony as being a werewolf takes up time so he ends up getting kicked off the team, losing his girlfriend, and of course terrorizing the town during the full moon. By terrorize I mean he basically bites cute girls on the asses when he turns. The local paper even has headlines of "Jack The Nipper Strikes Again" and Werewolf Annoys Community" Well one night his dad sees him transform and runs for cover into his bomb shelter. He even attempts to shoot Tony through the door, but as the room is reinforced in concrete the bullet keeps ricocheting off the walls until it kill him. Tony becomes so distraught he leaves town.
After wandering around for 25 years Tony suddenly realizes what he needs to do to break his curse. He has to return home to fulfill his destiny like the woman told him. That destiny is going back to school and helping Full Moon High beat Simpson High in the big game. So Tony poses as his own father to re-enroll himself back in school.
Things get interesting from there but I cant give away the whole film. I will say this movie is very funny. Slapstick to say the least as lots of jokes and sight gags fly at a fast pace. For the most part all of the jokes do hit.
Scream Factory has done a marvelous job as always with the transfer. I remember watching this on VHS back in the day, and this print looks like it was just filmed with a digital camera. I can only imagine how long this transfer must have taken to complete as it is spot on. The audio is great as well with no clipping or mono sounds coming out at all. Everything sounds crisp and clear. Scream Factory also has special features included as well
NEW Audio Commentary With Writer/Producer/Director Larry Cohen, Moderated By King Cohen Filmmaker Steve Mitchell
I recommend this film if your in the mood for a good laugh. Its still funny all these years later and sophomoric enough for kids to enjoy, but light enough as to not offend or scare them. Its a PG film. As Horror comedies go I put this up with Student Body's and the first Scary Movie. Go pick it up, its worth it.
Overall 3 out of 5 Stars
The Following 4K Disc was provided to me by Warner Brothers for review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
Oh DC you make animated films that Marvel could only dream of making. I so wish you would get the respect you deserve. With that out of the way I suppose its no secret that I am a fan of Suicide Squad Hell To Pay. Also, and I'm not ashamed to admit it, I am a fan of the Suicide Squad film as well. Granted the film has essentially no similarities with the comics, but this animated film, Hell To Pay sure does.
Suicide Squad Hell To Pay features DeadShot, as he is correctly portrayed in the books. No offence Will Smith but Deadshot is a small White Dude. Killer Frost, Copperhead, Bronze Tiger, Captain Boomerang, and of course everyone's favorite Harley Quinn.. The premise is like the films, as it always is in the books. The Suicide Squad are prisoners that the head of ARGUS, Amanda Waller has implanted bombs in there heads and they are assigned suicide missions. If they complete them they get a certain amount of years taken off their sentence. If they fail, they die, if they turn on the mission the bombs go off and they die. Pretty basic stuff.
This time Deadshot must lead the team must go after a "Get out of Hell Free Card" that the last Dr Fate had stolen from him. Amanda Needs this card as she is dying. So she sends the Suicide Squad After it. Problem being, Vandal Savage wants it, as does Professor Zoom who is trying to be reborn after the events of the Flashpoint Paradox.
Filled with tons of action, and humor, which is mostly in part of Harley Quinn this is an amazing DC Animated Cartoon. Now let me warn you, this is an R rated cartoon, so parents be warned. I let my son watch it and he was fine, but this does contain a tad bit of bad language and a really hefty amount of animated blood and violence.
With that said its a sure fire audience pleaser, especially for fans of the comics, as it stays true to the original platform, where as the film had many detours along the way.
This 4K transfer is absolutely beautiful, to the point of immaculate really. Its the best looking animated film I have ever seen. WB and DC have really upped their game with this one. And I cant say enough good things about the audio and the video transfer.
Its even got special features which include
Outback Rogue: Captain Boomerang
Nice Shot Floyd! The Greatest Marksmen in the DCU
The Power of Plot Devices, MacGuffins and Red Herrings
Sneak Peek at The Death of Superman
This is one of the best DC Animated Films to date, and I cant stress enough how amazing this looks, and how fun it really is. Do yourself a favor and pic it up on April 10th.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars
Cyborg featuring a young JCVD is one of the most popular Cult Films in this age and time. A Cyberpunk action thriller featuring martial arts mayhem, and characters named after guitar manufactures is a crowd pleasing hit. Directed by Albert Pyun this is a film that gets talked about more and more every passing year. Well finally Scream Factory has stepped in and done the release the justice it deserves.
Cyborg takes place after "The Living Death!" a plague that has left the planet barren and crippled. A group of scientists think they have a cure for it and send a cyborg named Pearl out to New York to get the remaining intel they need.. She is sent along with Marshall Strat, but he is quickly killed by the evil Fender Tremolo and his gang. Fender wants the cure to sell it. Before Strat dies Pearl runs off and finds a "Slinger" who can take her to NY. This of course is Gibson Rickenbacker, played by Jean Claude Van Damme.
He agrees to escort and protect her because he has a score to settle with Fender and his gang. Years prior Gibson was living a simple life with his family until Fender came along and murdered them.. Thus begins a road trip to hell paved by way of graphic violence.
Cyborg was and still is an amazing film. Wall to wall action set in a post apocalyptic world to the backdrop of a polarizing score, this film hits on all levels. From knife fights, to hand to hand combat, to crucifixions, this film has everything an action, as well as a science fiction fan dreams of. Capped off with a Steller performance of a very young JCVD this film fires on every cylinder.
A:bert Pyun had done an amazing job with this film, that even spawned multiple sequels. Its been loved an admired for years and now Scream Factory is presenting it here on Blu-ray, loaded with special features for the first time ever.
This print is a thing of beauty. it cleaner than not only an dvd out there, but better looking then when I first experienced this in the theater as a teenager. The film takes place for the most part entirely outside, and every sun shot and smoke shot looks stunning on this disc. The audio bellows out of your speakers especially during the sewer fight scene where you can actually hear everyone on screen around you. As its Scream Factory its loaded with special features
NEW 4K Scan From The Original Film Elements
If your a fan you can already see this is a must own disc. If you have never experienced the true awesomeness that is Cyborg you have to pick this up and watch it. I promise you will love it.
Overall 4 out of 5 Stars!
Cinema Wasteland and the Cabin Fever Remake – 0:12
“4/20 Massacre” Review – 1:34
“The Siege” Review – 7:05
“Cockfighter” Review – 15:30
“Twilight People” Review – 23:16
“My Friend Dahmer” Review – 31:08
“Enemy Territory” Review – 40:07
The Weekly Western “The Shootist” Review – 46:54
“10/31” Pick a Movie (Jon Wilhelm) – 57:22
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 1:02:25
Q&A – 1:03:00
Update – 1:07:44
"4/20 Massacre" DVD Review
'420' has become synonymous with marijuana culture, with April 20th now dedicated as 'The Official Holiday' for weed enthusiasts. And now, this new holiday gets its very first themed slasher, with the gore filled 4/20 MASSACRE!
Over 4/20 weekend, five young women have decided to celebrate their friend's birthday by taking a camping trip to a secluded part of a nearby national park. However, their fun is quickly snubbed out when they stumble upon an illegal marijuana grow operation hidden in the greenery and protected by a bloodthirsty maniac. Will they survive or will they perish in search of the ultimate high?
Starring Jamie Bernadette (I Spit On Your Grave), Stacey Danger (Neon Demon), and Jim Storm (Trilogy of Terror, Dark Shadows), 4/20 MASSACRE is a high octane comedy thriller which mixes gore, suspense, and humor, and is the perfect film to accompany your next joint...or maybe you'll want to think twice before lighting up.
1. Cast Interviews
2. Commentary Track
3. Closed Captioning
“4/20 Massacre” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079P9BVC4/
"The Siege" aka "Self Defense" Laserdisc Rip Review
During a police strike in Nova Scotia's capital city, a gang of hoodlums end up unintentionally causing the owner of a gay bar to be killed. This escalates into a string of murders with a lone survivor trying to not be next.
“The Siege” aka “Self Defense” VHS/DVD not sure if bootleg – https://www.amazon.com/Self-Defense-Siege/dp/B071WRNYP5/
"Cockfighter" Blu-Ray Review (Japanese Import)
Warren Oates plays a world-weary gambler trying to make big money cockfighting. Always on the road, he works inside and outside the rules to try to work up to the biggest fight of the year.
“Cockfighter” Japanese Blu-Ray
"The Twilight People" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (VCI)
ANIMAL DESIRES...HUMAN LUST! Matt Farrell (John Ashley) is plucked from the sea while skin-diving and taken to the foreboding fortress of Dr. Gordon. He is to become part of the doctor's diabolical experiment to create a race of super people. This twisted and maniacal doctor's experiments have so far only created terrifying and hideous creatures. His human guinea pigs, freed by the doctor's own daughter, turn the island hideaway into a bloodbath of revenge and terror! Cult Film Queen Pam Grier is featured as "Panther Woman".
Full commentary by film historian, Toby Roan
Video Interview with the director, Eddie Romero
Original Theatrical Trailer
Remastered in 2K from the original 35mm negative in widescreen!
First Time On Blu-ray!
Prolific Filipino Director, Writer and Producer, Eddie Romero, has earned a cult following and is well-known for his many contributions to Horror and Action/Exploitation movies, including: The Big Doll House, Black Mama White Mama, Mad Doctor of Blood I
Handsome star, John Ashley, is well known for his long movie and TV career, starring in several “teenage angst” and “beach party & bikini films for AIP, then turning to horror classics, including: Muscle Beach Party, Young Dillinger, Brides of Blood
“Twilight People” DVD/Blu-Ray Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/twilight-people-the-blu-ray-dvd-blu-ray
"My Friend Dahmer" Blu-Ray Review (Film Rise)
Based on the Acclaimed Graphic Novel About One of the Most Notorious Serial Killers of our Time
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Disney Channel's Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser, "Mad Men"), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff, "Patriots Day"). But this camaraderie can't mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness.
"My Friend Dahmer” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/my-friend-dahmer-blu-ray
"Enemy Territory" TV Rip Review
IN ENEMY TERRITORY THEY TAKE NO PRISONERS. YOU’VE GOT TO KILL YOUR WAY OUT.
An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called “The Vampires.”
“Enemy Territory” VHS – https://www.amazon.com/Enemy-Territory-VHS-Gary-Frank/dp/6300248593
The Weekly Western "The Shootist" Blu-Ray Review (Spanish Import)
HE’S GOT TO FACE A GUNFIGHT ONCE MORE TO LIVE UP TO HIS LEGEND ONCE MORE. TO WIN JUST ONE MORE TIME.
Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. Hostetler. Aware that his days are numbered, the troubled man seeks solace and peace in a boarding house run by a widow and her son.However, it is not Brooks’ fate to die in peace, as he becomes embroiled in one last valiant battle.
“The Shootist” Spanish Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.es/Último-Pistolero-1976-Shootist-Blu-ray/dp/B01HKUYM56/
Pick a Movie "10/31" DVD Review
A Halloween treat bag of all the things that go bump in the night. From masked killers to scarecrows, witches and tricksters. There’s a scare for everyone in this anthology of horror and the macabre from the creators of ‘The Barn’ and ‘Volumes of Blood.
“10/31” DVD – https://screamteamreleasing.com/collections/10-31-merch/products/10-31-dvd-limited-edition-indiegogo-artwork
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1. Deadly Games
2. Shrew’s Nest (Recommended)
4. The Teenage Prostitution Racket
5. Let Her Out
6. My Father Die
7. Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol. 2
8. Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years Vol. 1
9. The Spikes Gang
10. Sinbad of the Seven Seas
11. Billy Two Hats
13. Captain Apache
14. The Executioner’s Song
15. Making Contact
16. The Man Called Noon
Cabin Fever – 2016 – Travis Zariwny
4/20 Massacre – 2018 – Dylan Reynolds
The Siege – 1983 – Paul Donovan/Maura O'Connell
Cockfighter – 1974 – Monte Hellman
The Twilight People – 1972 – Eddie Romero
My Friend Dahmer – 2017 – Marc Meyers
Enemy Territory – 1987 – Peter Manoogian
The Shootist – 1976 – Don Siegel
10/31 – 2017 - Brett DeJager /Rocky Gray /Zane Hershberger/ John William Holt/ Hunter Johnson/ Justin M. Seaman