“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/
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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