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I’m Sick as hell – 0:11
“Violator” Review– 1:51
“Freak” Review – 4:23
“Spirit Animal” Reviews– 7:53
“Let’s Stop at the Morgue” Review– 13:22
“Black Cat” Review– 16:56
“The Sentinel” Review– 21:28
“Girls’ School Screamers” Review – 27:30
Patreon Pick “Raging Fire” Review – 32:22
1994 “Watchers 3” Review–36:55
1994 “Terror in the Night” Review – 44:04
Blindspot “Cure” Review with Jeremy – 46:42
Questions/ Answers/ Question of the Week, “Favorite movie to watch when you are sick?” – 58:35
Update – 1:09:23
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
Podcast Under the Stairs – https://tputscast.com/podcast
Video Version – https://youtu.be/3jHxnZsnD2k
"Violator" DVD Review (Wild Eye Releasing)
A woman discovers a sinister online bulletin board that leads her to a small isolated village where teenagers gather to die.
A woman is trying to find out what happened to her missing younger sister, when she discovers a sinister online bulletin board on mass suicide that leads her to a small isolated village where desperate teenagers gather to find death.
Wild Eye Releasing – https://www.wildeyereleasing.com/
“Violator” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/violator-dvd
"Freak" DVD Review (Wild Eye Releasing)
A bloody urban legend becomes all too real for a group of kids on a weekend of camping.
A bloody legend becomes all too real for a group of kids heading out for a weekend of camping and partying. Will they survive what waits for them in the woods'
Behind The Scenes Featurette
Wild Eye Releasing – https://www.wildeyereleasing.com/
“Freak” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/freak-dvd
"Spirit Animal" DVD Review
SHOT ON VIDEO! RELEASED IN SMELL-O-VISION!
A group of twenty-something year old’s rent a cabin for New Years weekend, ready to party. Little do they know a bloodthirsty killer stalks these woods, named Arrav Niktomi. He has many different animal personas as he kills the kids off one by one. The only way to survive is for them to unleash their true SPIRIT ANIMAL.
“Spirit Animal” Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SpiritAnimalMovie
"Let's Stop at the Morgue" DVD Review
Jackie (Ken May), a morgue worker in a small town leads a personal life of chaos and violence! As more than half of the bodies coming through the morgue, are by his helping hand. This killer may think he’s going about his murders under the radar, but a small town disgraced Detective (Shane Ryan) is hot on his trail.
“Let’s Stop at the Morgue” DVD – https://www.abaroquehouse.com/product-page/let-s-stop-at-the-morgue-le-dvd
"Black Cat" Blu-Ray Review (88 Films)
Not to be confused with the various retellings of Poe’s famous tale, Black Cat is a high-octane Hong Kong action thriller that provides a hugely entertaining pre-curser to the likes of Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003) and South Korean cult classic, The Villainess (2017).
When Catherine (Jade Leung), a mentally disturbed young woman, is detained by the police after accidentally killing a truck driver, she finds herself part of a covert training system. Programmed as an assassin, having learned a host of new deadly skills, she becomes a lethal government weapon, codenamed Black Cat.
Director Steven Shin (Brotherhood, Easy Money, Black Cat 2), had initially intended to make a straight-up remake of Luc Besson’s La Femme Nikita (1990) but when Disney bought out the rights he was forced to rethink. His solution was Black Cat, a slick, action-packed gun-toting thrill ride.
LIMITED EDITION FEATURES INCLUDE
Rigid slipcase with brand-new artwork by James Neal
Double-Sided Foldout Poster featuring new artwork and original HK poster
4 Replica Lobby Cards
40-page perfect-bound book - Black Cat: An Interview with line producers Shan Tam and Michael Parker by Matthew Edwards
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE
Brand New 2K Remaster from the Original Camera Negative
Additional Re-grading Carried out in the UK
2.0 English Mono
2.0 Cantonese Mono with English Subtitles
2.0 Cantonese Mono with English SDH
Audio commentary with Asian cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
Audio commentary with Asian cinema expert Frank Djeng
Interview with Actress Jade Leung
English opening and closing
Original Hong Kong Trailer
Recreated Tai Seng Trailer
“Black Cat” Blu-Ray – https://88-films.myshopify.com/products/black-cat-deluxe-collectors-edition
"The Sentinel" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
"One of the best horror films of the '70s. An intriguing story and disturbing imagery makes this one stick out in the psyche." – Brian McKay, eFilmCritic.com
When a beautiful model, Alison Parker (Cristina Raines, Nashville, The Duellists), rents an apartment in a gloomy New York brownstone, little does she realize that an unspeakable horror awaits her behind its doors...a mysterious gateway to hell. Alison likes her eccentric new neighbors, so it comes as a shock when she's told that, except for a strange old priest, she's the only tenant.
Based on Jeffrey Konvitz's best-selling novel, this contemporary gothic chiller features amazing special makeup effects by the legendary Dick Smith (The Exorcist, Little Big Man) and an incredible assemblage of stars including Chris Sarandon, Ava Gardner, José Ferrer, John Carradine, Burgess Meredith, Beverly D'Angelo, Jerry Orbach, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Berenger and Christopher Walken. Director Michael Winner (Death Wish) comes up with something to terrify everyone in this spine-tingling exercise in supernatural horror.
Why We Love It
“Fans of The Sentinel (and there are many) will firstly appreciate the new HD transfer, stricken from the original Interpositive. Though there are brief pieces of evidence of natural wear-and-tear, this transfer is otherwise gorgeous and surprisingly clear, even through a somewhat heavier grain than some might anticipate; if anything, it all adds to the vintage appeal of the film. Likewise, Scream knocks it out of the park with the audio transfer as well, mixing it perfectly for those even without top tier home theaters…. And THE SENTINEL also makes for an excellent addition for Blu-ray collectors, with the film containing two brand new commentary tracks as well as a healthy amount of ported-over extras as well.” – Fangoria
NEW 2015 High Definition Transfer Of The Film From The Interpositive
NEW Audio Commentary With Actress Cristina Raines
NEW Audio Commentary With Writer/Producer Jeffrey Konvitz
NEW Interview With Assistant Director Ralph S. Singleton
Audio Commentary With Writer/Producer/Director Michael Winner
Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
Still Galleries – Movie Stills, Press Photos, Posters And Lobby Cards
“The Sentinel” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-sentinel?product_id=4323
"Girls' School Screamers" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
At an exclusive all-girls college, a group of chronically misbehaving students are "rewarded" for their bad behavior by being assigned with the task of cleaning a magnificent old mansion (with a deadly past) in preparation for its grand re-opening by the school. But when the girls discover - and use - a dusty old Ouija board, they accidentally revive a terrifying evil spirit, which begins dispatching them by cleaver, hook, car, and more. Can they put an end to the carnage before none are left alive?
Independently produced in Philadelphia by first time director John P. Finegan (Blades) under the title The Portrait, its post production was undertaken by Troma, which immediately transformed the film into a late period grindhouse classic, re-christening it GIRLS SCHOOL SCREAMERS. With its effective mix of haunted house horror and gruesome, slasher structured kills, Vinegar Syndrome is delighted to offer GIRLS SCHOOL SCREAMERS on Blu-ray, for the first time, freshly restored from its original negative and jam packed with extras.
directed by: John P. Finegan
starring: Mollie O'Mara, Sharon Christopher, Mari Butler
1984 / 86 min / 1.85:1 / English Mono
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original camera negative
• “28 Seconds of Violence” - an extended making-of documentary featuring interviews with writer/director/producer John P. Finegan, editor/assistant director Tom Rondinella, second assistant camera/second assistant director Bill Pace, actor Peter Cosimano and sound designer John Hodian
• Commentary track with writer/director/producer John P. Finegan
• Commentary track with editor/assistant director Tom Rondinella and second assistant camera/second assistant director Bill Pace
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
“Girls School Screamers” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/girls-school-screamers
Patreon Pick "Raging Fire" Streaming Review (Amazon Rental)
Shan is a highly respected cop with a long history of success in dangerous cases, however, his past soon comes back to haunt him when his former protégé seeks revenge against all those who have wronged him.
“Raging Fire” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Raging-Fire-Donnie-Yen/dp/B09F8Y7PQW/
1994 "Watchers 3" Review
THE BEAST IS LOOSE. THE CHASE IS ON.
A top-secret experiment spawns two highly intelligent life-forms: Einstein, a golden retriever with an IQ of 175; and The Outsider, a deformed monstrosity that exists to kill… and avenge its creators. When the Outsider escapes into the jungles of South America, the government sends in some ex-military convicts to catch the beast. But what starts out as a high-speed chase ends up in bloody carnage. Only Einstein knows the Outsider’s motives, and only the canine can outsmart the creature. Now, it’s a battle of beasts as man’s best friend confronts man’s worst nightmare.
“Watchers 3” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Watchers-3-Wings-Hauser/dp/B00009L4TX/
1994 "Terror in the Night" Review
NO ONE CAN SAVE HER EXCEPT HERSELF.
A fugitive killer posing as a policeman arrests two campers in the Arizona mountains.
“Terror in the Night” YouTube – https://youtu.be/sdDJX95fFA8
Blindspot "Cure" Blu-Ray Review (Eureka)
Released to critical acclaim in both the East and the West, Cure was a breakthrough film for director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a nerve shredding thriller about the hunt for a serial killer in a bleak and decaying Tokyo.
A series of murders have been committed by ordinary people who claim to have had no control over their horrifying actions. Following the only link – a mysterious stranger who had brief contact with each perpetrator and their victim – detective Kenichi Takabe (Koji Yakusho, Tokyo Sonata, 13 Assassins) places his own sanity on the line as he tries to end the wave of inexplicable terror.
Described as one of the greatest films of all time by Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Snowpiercer), Cure is a deeply unsettling masterpiece of its genre, and has shockingly been unavailable on home video in the UK until now. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Cure in a special Dual Format edition.
1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD
Original Japanese Stereo audio (Uncompressed LPCM on the Blu-ray)
Optional English subtitles
Kiyoshi Kurosawa on Cure (17 mins) - a new video interview with director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
A new video interview with critic & author Kim Newman
An archival interview with director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Original theatrical trailer
A 24-PAGE booklet featuring an essay by Asian cinema expert Tom Mes
“Cure” Blu-Ray – https://eurekavideo.co.uk/movie/cure-kyua/
1. Alien Private Eye
2. FleshEater 4K
3. Death Wish 2 4K
4. Burglar from Hell
5. Video Murders
6. Born to Win
7. Stiff Competition 4K
Violator – 2018 – Jun'ichi Yamamoto
Freak – 2020 – Lucky Cerruti
Spirit Animal – 2019 – Madeline Deering
Let’s Stop at the Morgue – 2021 – SamHel
Black Cat – 1991 – Stephen Shin
The Sentinel – 1977 – Michael Winner
Girls’ School Screamers – 1985 –
Raging Fire – 2021 – Benny Chan
Watcher 3 – 1994 – Jeremy Stanford
Terror in the Night – 1994 – Colin Bucksey
Cure – 1997 – Kiyoshi Kurosawa