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“Django” 4K Contest – 0:13
“The Daimajin Trilogy” Review – 2:17/ 10:04/ 13:03
“My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To” Review– 16:28
“Creeptales” Review– 20:25
“The Cabin in the Woods” Review – 32:18
“Bedeviled” Review – 41:18
Patreon Pick “Dark Ride” Review – 45:43
1970 “Carnival of Blood” Review – 50:44
1970 “Taste the Blood of Dracula” Review – 55:23
1970 “Scars of Dracula” Review– 1:00:08
1970 “Orloff Against the Invisible Man” Review – 1:06:06
1970 “The Blood Rose” Review – 1:11:20
“The Suicide Squad” Review with Jeremy – 1:15:21
Blindspot “Plan 9 from Outer Space” – 1:29:31
Questions/Answers/ Question of the Week “Favorite movie to watch on a rainy day?” – 1:45:37
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"The Daimajin Trilogy" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Films)
THE ANCIENT GOD DAIMAJIN ARISES!
The Daimajin Trilogy saw Daieis Kyoto studios bringing its own iconic movie monster to life in a unique but short-lived series that transplants the Golem legend to Japans Warring States period of the late-16th century.
In Daimajin, directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda (Yokai Monsters, Zatoichi on the Road), the young son and daughter of the benevolent feudal lord Hanabusa flee to the mountains when their parents are slain by the treacherous usurper Odate. Ten years later, when the elderly priestess who has harbored them is also murdered, the rage of the slumbering ancient god that lies beneath the crumbling giant stone idol hidden deep in the forests in the mountains is invoked. In Return of Daimajin, Kenji Misumi (Tale of Zatoichi, Lone Wolf and Cub) brings his usual stylistic flourish, as the wrathful deity is roused from his new home on an island in the middle of a lake by the violent incursions of a vicious warlord. In the final film, Wrath of Daimajin, by veteran jidaigeki director Kazuo Mori, four young boys make a perilous trip to elicit the help of the ancient mountain god in freeing their family members who have been enslaved by a tyrannical lord.
Remarkably overlooked in the West, these three thrilling tales of feudal oppression and divine retribution meted out by the iconic stone warrior of the title combine lavish period detail with jaw-dropping special effects.
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the three Daimajin films
Lossless original Japanese and dubbed English mono audio for all films
Optional English subtitles
Illustrated collectors 100 page book featuring new essays by Jonathan Clements, Keith Aiken, Ed Godziszewski, Raffael Coronelli, Erik Homenick, Robin Gatto and Kevin Derendorf
Postcards featuring the original Japanese artwork for all three films
Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Frank
DISC ONE DAIMAJIN
Brand new audio commentary by Japanese film expert Stuart Galbraith IV
Newly filmed introduction by critic Kim Newman
Bringing the Avenging God to Life, a brand new exclusive video essay about the special effects of the Daimajin films by Japanese film historian Ed Godziszewski
Alternate opening credits for the US release as Majin - The Monster of Terror
Trailers for the original Japanese and US releases
DISC TWO RETURN OF DAIMAJIN
Brand new audio commentary by Japanese film experts Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp
My Summer Holidays with Daimajin, a newly filmed interview with Professor Yoneo Ota, director of the Toy Film Museum, Kyoto Film Art Culture Research Institute, about the production of the Daimajin films at Daiei Kyoto
From Storyboard to Screen: Bringing Return of Daimajin to Life, a comparison of several key scenes in Return of Daimajin with the original storyboards
Alternate opening credits for the US release as Return of the Giant Majin
Trailers for the original Japanese and US releases
DISC THREE WRATH OF DAIMAJIN
Brand new audio commentary by Asian historian Jonathan Clements
Interview with cinematographer Fujio Morita discussing his career at Daiei and his work on the Daimajin Trilogy
Trailers for the original Japanese release
Arrow Video – https://arrowfilms.com/
“The Daimajin Trilogy” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Daimajin-Trilogy-3-Disc-Limited-Blu-ray/dp/B0942DX54S
"My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To" Blu-Ray Review (Dark Sky Films)
Dwight and his sister Jessie reach a crossroads over what to do about their younger brother Thomas’ mysterious illness. The increasingly dangerous task of keeping him alive weighs heavy on sensitive Dwight, and as a fiercely private and close-knit family unit, Thomas and Jessie depend on him and the rituals they’ve learned in order to keep their secret. Dwight yearns for another life, but Jessie will stop at nothing to keep her family together.
Dark Sky Films – https://darkskyfilms.com/
“My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To” Blu-Ray –
"Creeptales" DVD Review (Culture Shock)
On Halloween night, Fritz and Cleeg dig up old Uncle Munger to steal his copy of CreepTales! After prying it from his cold, dead hands, they join their fellow "couch potato creeps" at the local monster hangout and the tales of horror begin!
Featuring six delightfully creepy stories with one of the coolest wraparounds in horror anthology history, this ultimate edition of CreepTales presents the film in the best quality possible!
- 1.33:1 Presentation using a new transfer of the original DVCAM master tape
- Full length audio commentary featuring writer/producers Michael Minton and Jess Sherman, moderated by Lunchmeat Editor-in-Chief Josh Schafer!
- Behind the scenes still gallery
- Creeptales trailer
- Culture Shock Releasing trailers
- DVD wrap featuring the original artwork
- Collectible slipcover featuring brand new art by Allan Vanmeter (@psychostreetbum)
Culture Shock – https://www.cultureshockreleasing.com/
“Creeptales” DVD – https://www.cultureshockreleasing.com/product-page/creeptales-special-edition-dvd
"The Cabin in the Woods" 4K Review
YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE STORY.
Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
“The Cabin in the Woods” 4K – https://www.amazon.com/Cabin-Woods-4K-Ultra-Blu-ray/dp/B073FS99SY/
"Bedeviled" Blu-Ray Review (Well Go USA)
NOTHING IS MORE DEADLY THAN A WOMAN SEEKING REVENGE.
A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.
“Bedeviled” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Bedevilled-Blu-ray-Min-ho-Hwang/dp/B008OTTRSU
Patreon Pick "Dark Ride" Review
THE LAST RIDE YOU’LL EVER TAKE…
Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the park.
“Dark Ride” DVD –
1970 “Carnival of Blood” DVD Review (Something Weird)
A HORRIFYING CREEPSHOW
A psychopathic killer uses the carousel ride at a carnival to pick his victims, whom he then murders and dismembers.
“Box of Blood” DVD Set –
1970 “Taste the Blood of Dracula” Blu-Ray Review
DRINK A PINT OF BLOOD A DAY
Three elderly distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in their boring borgoueis lives and gets in contact with one of count Dracula’s servants. In a nightly ceremony they restore the count back to life. The three men killed Dracula’s servant and as a revenge, the count makes sure that the gentlemen are killed one by one by their own sons.
“Taste the Blood of Dracula” Blu-Ray –
1970 “Scars of Dracula” Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
The fearsome Count returns, this time "with (literally) extra lashings of sadism and sex." – Time Out
The legendary Christopher Lee is back as Dracula, bringing unspeakable horrors upon a local village that defies his evil reign. But when a young man and his luscious girlfriend unwittingly visit the Count's castle, they find themselves trapped in a face-to-face frenzy of bloodthirsty vixens, religious blasphemy and sadistic henchmen. The Prince of Darkness has returned like never before, but will his horrific mark remain forever?
Patrick Troughton (Dr. Who, The Omen) co-stars in this 1970 shocker, directed with bloody bravado by Hammer veteran Roy Ward Baker (Quatermass And The Pit, Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde).
Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 And 1.85:1
NEW Audio Commentary With Filmmaker/Film Historian Constantine Nasr And Film Historian Randall Larson
Blood Rites: Inside Scars Of Dracula
Audio Commentary With Star Christopher Lee And Director Roy Ward Baker, Moderated By Hammer Film Historian Marcus Hearn
“Scars of Dracula” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/scars-of-dracula?product_id=7156
1970 “Orloff Against the Invisible Man” DVD Review (Image)
An evil scientist creates a murderous, invisible ape-man.
“Orloff DVD Boxset” – https://www.amazon.com/Collection-Orloffs-Monster-Revenge-Invisible/dp/B0002EJ7XU/
1970 “The Blood Rose” Review
THE FIRST SEX-HORROR FILM EVER MADE!
Frédéric Lansac, an artist and botanist, has a wild affair with party girl Moira, but throws her over when he meets the lovely Anne. Frédéric and Anne marry, but tragedy strikes when Moira shows up at the wedding party and makes a scene, causing Anne to fall into a bonfire. Frédéric and Anne lock themselves up in his mansion with his servants, a pair of mute dwarves. Anne, needless to say, becomes bitter and demanding. Frédéric tells everyone Anne has died, then on the sly, hires a nurse to look after her.
“The Blood Rose” DVD –
“The Suicide Squad” Streaming Review (HBO Max)
THEY’RE DYING TO SAVE THE WORLD.Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.
Blindspot "Plan 9 from Outer Space" Review
UNSPEAKABLE HORRORS FROM OUTER SPACE PARALYZE THE LIVING AND RESURRECT THE DEAD!
In California, an old man grieves the loss of his wife and on the next day he also dies. However, the space soldier Eros and her mate Tanna use an electric device to resurrect them both and the strong Inspector Clay that was murdered by the couple. Their intention is not to conquest Earth but to stop mankind from developing the powerful bomb “Solobonite” that would threaten the universe. When the population of Hollywood and Washington DC sees flying saucers on the sky, a colonel, a police lieutenant, a commercial pilot, his wife and a policeman try to stop the aliens
“Ed Wood Boxset” DVD –
Question of the Week
Favorite movie to watch on a rainy day?
Daimajin – 1966 – Kimiyoshi Yasuda
The Return of Daimajin – 1966 – Kenji Misumi
The Wrath of Daimajin – 1966 – Kazuo Mori
My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To – 2020 - Jonathan Cuartas
Creeptales – 1989 – Tim Boxell/Stephen Hegyes/Steve Hegyi/Ken Mandel/Greg Middleton/Roger Nygard/James Salisbury/ Rod Slane
The Cabin in the Woods – 2011 – Drew Goddard
Bedeviled – 2010 – Jang Cheol-soo
Dark Ride – 2006 – Craig Singer
Carnival of Blood – 1970 – Leonard Kirtman
Taste the Blood of Dracula – 1970 – Peter Sasdy
Scars of Dracula – 1970 – Roy Ward Baker
Orloff Against the Invisible Man – 1970 – Pierre Chevalier
The Blood Rose – 1970 – Claude Mulot
The Suicide Squad – 2021 – James Gunn
Plan 9 from Outer Space – 1957 – Ed Wood