“Equation to an Unknown” Review – 00:19
“Mondo Balordo” Review – 6:30
“Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion” Patreon Review – 12:09
“Kid Galahad” Patreon Review – 19:04
“Undisputed 3: Redemption ” Patreon Review – 27:17
“Detective Pikachu” Patreon Review with Jeremy – 33:19
“Impetigore” Review – 46:18
“The Silence of the Lambs” A Run Through ‘91 Review – 51:53
“Body Parts” A Run Through ’91 Review – 59:55
“The Boneyard” A Run Through ’91 Review – 1:05:47
“Child of Darkness, Child of Light” ’91 Review – 1:10:21
“Camp Fear” ’91 Review – 1:15:04
Blindspot 12 “Exorcist 3” with Jeremy –1:21:40
Questions/Answers/ Question of the Week - 1:45:20/1:48:57/1:57:47
Update – 1:58:11
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"Equation to an Unknown" Blu-Ray Review (Altered Innocence)
A handsome young stud rides his motorcycle through a myriad of sexual fantasies, from a soccer game's locker room to a dreamy and unsettling orgy where the porn reaches its melancholic peak. This undiscovered erotic film is a labyrinth of all-male fantasies whose outstanding beauties always end up fading away while leaving their sensual protagonist dealing with his own loneliness. Directed with absolute grace by the mysterious Dietrich de Velsa (aka Francis Savel / Frantz Salieri): this former painter was also the owner and artistic director of one of the first transvestites' cabaret of Paris, La Grande Eugène. Years later, he collaborated with Joseph Losey on Mr. Klein and Don Giovanni. EQUATION TO AN UNKNOWN is his only film and stands without a doubt as a masterpiece and the best French gay porn ever made.
Special Features on the DVD/Blu-ray:
Remembering the Equation: A Video Essay about the film by Yann Gonzalez.
Short Film: Diary of a Fight by Guy Gilles documents the creation of a painting by the artist Francis Savel, the real name of Equation to an Unknown's director Dietrich de Velsa. Narrated by Alain Delon.
Original 1980 Trailer
New Theatrical Trailer
A Jean Daniel Cadinot vintage centerfold poster featuring the sexy lead actor, Gianfranco Longhi (Blu-ray Exclusive).
In French with English, Spanish, & German Subtitles
Altered Innocence – https://www.alteredinnocence.net/films
“Equation to an Unknown” Blu-Ray – https://www.diabolikdvd.com/product/equation-to-an-unknown-altered-innocence-blu-ray-all-region/
"Mondo Balordo" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
In one of the most infamous Mondo movies of all, host Boris Karloff guides you through a world “throbbing and pulsing with love, from the jungle orgies of primitive tribes to sin-filled evenings of the London sophisticate.” Along the way, you’ll also experience Bedouin pimps, amorous dwarves, Spanish transvestites, German lesbians, Indian exorcists, Neapolitan cigarette smugglers and Chinese bondage models, now scanned in 4k from the original negative.
BONUS MOVIE: The Orientals – 1960 Italian Mondo, scanned from 35mm print from the Something Weird archives
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Mondo Balordo” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/mondo-balordo-blu/
Patreon "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion" Blu-Ray Review
The provocative Italian filmmaker Elio Petri’s most internationally acclaimed work is this remarkable, visceral, Oscar-winning thriller. Petri maintains a tricky balance between absurdity and realism in telling the Kafkaesque tale of a Roman police inspector (a commanding Gian Maria Volonté) investigating a heinous crime—which he himself committed. Both a compelling character study and a disturbing commentary on the draconian government crackdowns in Italy in the late 1960s and early ’70s, Petri’s kinetic portrait of surreal bureaucracy is a perversely pleasurable rendering of controlled chaos.
New 4K digital film restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Archival interview with director Elio Petri, conducted by critic and filmmaker Alexandre Astruc
Elio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker (2005), a ninety-minute documentary on the director’s career, featuring interviews with friends, collaborators, and filmmakers
New interview with film scholar Camilla Zamboni
Investigation of a Citizen Named Volonté (2008), a fifty-minute documentary about actor Gian Maria Volonté
Music in His Blood, an interview with composer Ennio Morricone from 2010, conducted by film critic Fabio Ferzetti
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Evan Calder Williams and excerpts from a 2001 book by screenwriter Ugo Pirro
Criterion – https://www.criterion.com/
“Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion” Blu-Ray – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-investigation-of-a-citizen-above-suspicion-gian-maria-volont/3894492?ean=0715515110310
Patreon "Kid Galahad" Review
PRESLEY PACKS THE THE SCREEN’S BIGGEST WALLOP…WITH THE GALS…WITH THE GLOVES…WITH THE GUITAR!
Kid Galahad is a 1962 musical film starring Elvis Presley as a boxer. The movie was filmed on location in Idyllwild, California and is noted for having a strong supporting cast. Most critics rate it as one of Presley’s best performances. The film is a remake of the 1937 original version starring Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart.
“Kid Galahad” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Kid-Galahad/dp/B076FF94BH/
Patreon "Undisputed 3: Redemption" Streaming Review
ONE DEADLY TOURNAMENT. LAST FIGHT FOR FREEDOM.
Russian inmate Boyka, now severely hobbled by the knee injury suffered at the end of Undisputed 2. No longer the feared prison fighter he was, he has declined so far that he is now good only for cleaning toilets. But when a new prison fight tournament begins – an international affair, matching the best fighters from prisons around the globe, enticing them with the promise of freedom for the winner – Boyka must reclaim his dignity and fight for his position in the tournament.
“Undisputed 3: Redemption” Blu-Ray –
Patreon "Detective Pikachu" Review with Jeremy
In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.
“Detective Pikachu” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Pokemon-Detective-Pikachu-Blu-ray-Digital/dp/B07RMGBKB2/
"Impetigore" Streaming Review (Shudder)
FAMILY CAN GET UNDER YOUR SKIN.Enticed by a promise of inheritance, a young woman returns to the village of her birth. Unbeknownst to her, the villagers hide a sinister plan – one that may require her very own death.
“Impetigore” Shudder – https://www.shudder.com/play/45f9b1649a894e89
A Run Through '91 "The Silence of the Lambs" Blu-Ray Review (Criterion)
In this chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder. As Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who enlists the help of the infamous Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter to gain insight into the mind of another killer, Jodie Foster subverts classic gender dynamics and gives one of the most memorable performances of her career. As her foil, Anthony Hopkins is the archetypal antihero—cultured, quick-witted, and savagely murderous—delivering a harrowing portrait of humanity gone terribly wrong. A gripping police procedural and a disquieting immersion into a twisted psyche, The Silence of the Lambs swept the Academy Awards® (best picture, director, screenplay, actress, actor) and remains a cultural touchstone.
New 4K digital restoration, approved by director of photography Tak Fujimoto, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary from 1994 featuring director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas
New interview with critic Maitland McDonagh
Thirty-eight minutes of deleted scenes
Four documentaries featuring hours of interviews with cast and crew
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An introduction by Foster and an essay by critic Amy Taubin, and (Blu-ray only) pieces from 2000 and 2013 by author Thomas Harris on the origins of the character Hannibal Lecter and a 1991 interview with Demme
Criterion – https://www.criterion.com/
“The Silence of the Lambs” Blu-Ray – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-the-silence-of-the-lambs-jodie-foster/3620929?ean=0715515210317
A Run Through '91 "Body Parts" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
From Eric Red, the writer of The Hitcher and Near Dark, comes this tale of a medical experiment gone very wrong.
Bill Chrushank is a criminal psychologist who loses his arm and nearly his life in a grisly car accident. A daring medical operation follows, in which a donor's arm is successfully grafted onto Bill's body. But after the operation, the arm starts to take on a violent life of its own, striking out against Bill's wife and children. Consumed by fears about his dangerous behavior, Bill is driven to learn the donor's identity – and makes a horrifying discovery that delivers him into a world of unimaginable terror. Written and directed by Eric Red (Cohen & Tate, Bad Moon), this thriller stars Jeff Fahey (Alita: Battle Angel) and Brad Dourif (Child's Play, Graveyard Shift).
NEW Audio Commentary With Director Eric Red
NEW I Dare You To Read The Script – An Interview With Director Eric Red
NEW Something Unstoppable – An Interview With Actor Paul Ben-Victor
NEW Molded For Cinema – An Interview With Actor Peter Murnik
NEW That One Hurt – An Interview With Editor Anthony Redman
Deleted Gore Footage With Optional Commentary With Director Eric Red
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“Body Parts” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/body-parts?product_id=7278
A Run Through '91 "The Boneyard" Blu-Ray Review (Code Red)
A policeman (Ed Nelson) and a psychic (Deborah Rose) link cult mayhem to a morgue (run by Norman Fell) where ancient ghouls are on the loose. The film plunges into the nightmarish experiences of a portly, depressed psychic (Deborah Rose), whose involvement in a grisly child-murder case leads her and her detective partner (Ed Nelson) to an imposing, fortress-like mortuary. Chen the owner of the funeral home and prime suspect in the case, claims the three mummified corpses in question are not children but ancient demons known as “Kyoshi”. It seems the little monsters have been around for centuries as a result of an age-old curse and can only be placated with offerings of human flesh — with which the mortician has been supplying them his entire life. When Chen is jailed on murder charges, the under-fed ghouls awaken in search of dinner, trapping the staff inside the mortuary walls and devouring them. The survivors, including Rose and Nelson, use every means at their disposal to combat the demons, which have possessed the bodies of morgue attendant Mrs. Poopinplatz (Phyllis Diller) and her poodle, mutating them into hideous monsters.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
New HD Restoration From The Original Negative - Financed By Code Red DVD’s Credit Card
Extensive Color Correction Exclusive To Code Red Release Version
Audio Commentary With Director James Cummins And Producer Richard F. Brophy
Interviews With Actress Phyllis Diller, Director James Cummins and Producer Richard F. Brophy
Brand New Exclusive To Code Red Version, The Little Ghoul Grows Up: Interview With Actress Sallie Middleton (Little Ghoul / Dead Girl) Conducted By Associate Producer Phil Smoot
Reversible Sleeve with Alternate Artwork
“The Boneyard” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/the-boneyard-blu-ray
A Run Through '91 "Child of Darkness, Child of Light" VHS Review
A Catholic priest is sent to investigate reports of two virgin conceptions. One is about to give birth to the child of God and the other is the child of the Devil and he must decide which one is good and which one is evil before Satan’s followers can stop him.
“Child of Darkness, Child of Light” YouTube –
A Run Through '91 "Camp Fear" Review
Some sorority sisters opt for camping in the woods with a handsome professor instead of going to Palm Springs for spring break. However, the orgy is interrupted when some druids appear and decide they need to sacrifice the sisters to prevent the apocalypse at the start of the new millennium.
“Camp Fear” DVD –
Blindspot Episode 12 "Exorcist 3" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
For more than fifteen years Police Lieutenant Kinderman (George C. Scott) has been haunted by the death of his friend Father Damien Karras. Now, on the 15th anniversary of the exorcism that claimed the priest’s life, Kinderman’s world is once again shattered when a boy is found decapitated and savagely crucified. It’s just the beginning of a nightmare series of bizarre religious murders.
The brutal murders bear the hallmarks of the infamous Gemini Killer…who died in the electric chair fifteen years earlier. But when a psychopath claiming to be the Gemini Killer reveals intimate, gruesome details that only the true killer could possibly know, Kinderman is confronted with a horrifying truth that he cannot explain…and that will shake him to the core.
THE EXORCIST III is author/filmmaker William Peter Blatty’s personal vision of what followed after THE EXORCIST. Like the original, THE EXORCIST III combines elements of a detective story, a theological puzzle, and an unforgettable study in terror.
DISC ONE: The Exorcist III (Theatrical Cut, 110 minutes)
NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
Deleted Scene/Alternate Takes/Bloopers
Vintage Interviews (Featuring Behind-The-Scenes Footage) With Writer/Director William Peter Blatty, George C. Scott, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders, Grand L. Bush, Executive Producer James G. Robinson, Production Designer Leslie Dilley, Larry King And More
DISC TWO: Legion (Original Director's Cut, 105 minutes)
NEW Audio Interview With Writer/Director William Peter Blatty
NEW A "Wonderfull" Time – Interviews With Producer Carter DeHaven, Actors Clifford David And Tracy Thorne And Production Assistant Kara Reidy
NEW Signs Of The Gemini – An Interview With Brad Dourif
NEW The Devil In The Details – Interview With Production Designer Leslie Dilley, Assistant Designer Daren Dochterman And Illustrator Simon Murton
NEW Music For A Padded Cell – An Interview With Composer Barry DeVorzon
NEW All This Bleeding – A Look At The Re-shoot And Makeup Effects With Production Manager Ronald Colby, Editor Todd Ramsay, Effects Artists William Forsche, Mike Smithson, Brian Wade And Actor/Body Double Charles Powell
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“Exorcist 3” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-exorcist-iii-collector-s-edition?product_id=4752
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Favorite Poliziotteschi films?
Equation to an Unknown – 1980 – Francis Savel/ Dietrich de Velsa
Mondo Balordo - 1964 – Roberto Bianchi Montero/Albert T. Viola
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion – 1970 – Elio Petri
Kid Galahad – 1962 – Phil Karlson
Undisputed III: Redemption – 2010 – Isaac Florentine
Pokémon Detective Pikachu – 2019 – Rob Letterman
Impetigore – 2019 – Joko Anwar
The Silence of the Lambs – 1991 – Jonathan Demme
Body Parts – 1991 – Eric Red
The Boneyard – 1991 – James Cummins
Child of Darkness, Child of Light – 1991 – Marina Sargenti
Camp Fear – 1991 – Thomas Edward Keith
The Exorcist III – 1990 – William Peter Blatty