“Tideland” Review– 0:45
“American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice” Review –7:04
“The Killer Elite” and “Noon Wine” Review – 12:48
“Messenger of Death” Review – 22:05
“Lowlife” Review – 27:17
“Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich” Review – 32:36
The Weekly Western “Boss” Review – 40:40
VHS Voyage “Terrorgram” Review – 48:46
“Dead End” Pick a Movie – 56:42
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 1:01:54
Q&A – 1:02:34
Update – 1:06:13
"Tideland" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
For his tenth feature, Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits, Twelve Monkeys) adapted Mitch Cullin's celebrated cult novel Tideland, a work he once described as "Alice in Wonderland meets Psycho through the eyes of Amélie." To escape her unhappy life in a remote part of Texas, nine-year-old Jeliza-Rose dreams up an elaborate fantasy world. But the reality of having junkie parents - played by Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski) and Jennifer Tilly (Bound) - and the influence of her eccentric neighbours begins to encroach, turning her daydreams ever darker. A rich slice of Southern Gothic blurring whimsical fantasy with unsettling reality, Tideland is among Gilliam's most personal works - indeed, with its shifts between the amusing and the macabre, expressive camerawork and striking special effects, the film could be the very definition of Gilliamesque!
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Commentary by writer-director Terry Gilliam and co-writer Tony Grisoni
Introduction by director Terry Gilliam
Getting Gilliam, a 45-minute documentary on the making of Tideland by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice)
The Making of Tideland featurette
Filming Green Screen featurette with commentary by Gilliam
Interviews with Terry Gilliam, producer Jeremy Thomas and actors Jeff Bridges, Jodelle Ferland and Jennifer Tilly
Deleted scenes with commentary by Gilliam
Reversible sleeve featuring two choices of original artwork
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell
Arrow Video – http://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Tideland” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/tideland-blu-ray
"American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice" Blu-Ray Review (Unearthed Films)
Life hurts more than death
Haunted by the death of his father and other psychological traumas, Daniel (Roberto Scorza) returns to the home where he was raised. Faced with intense emotional scars, as well as physical -- which are realized by the years of self-harm depicted by the cuttings adorning his body -- he enters the bathroom to begin a journey of self-exploration, self-mutilation and quite possibly, self-enlightenment. Prepared only with three white candles and some crude instruments, Daniel attempts to beckon the embrace of the Goddess Ishtar (Flora Giannattasio) to assist him on his self-illumination.
Interview Video with Cast & Crew
Location Scouting Video
Photo Gallery Video
Deleted Scene and behind the scenes
Sacrifice's Reference Video to Classical Paintings
Unearthed Films – http://www.unearthedfilms.com/news.htm
“American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/american-guinea-pig-sacrifice-blu-ray
"The Killer Elite" Blu-Ray Review (Twilight Time)
Renegade director Sam Peckinpah’s The Killer Elite (1975) offers a gorgeously San Francisco-based excursion into the dark world of contract assassins, the CIA, martial arts, and ever more obscure notions of honor among hit men, with James Caan and Robert Duvall the leading exemplars thereof. Shot by the terrific Philip Lathrop, co-edited by the exemplary Monte Hellman, and with music by sine qua non composer Jerry Fielding (his last, hugely poignant score with long-time partner Peckinpah is available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track), this is an echt-1970s film, crammed with anger, betrayal, and the occasional soupçon of heart-wrenching poetry.
Noon Wine (1966), the Sam Peckinpah-directed television version of Katherine Anne Porter’s novella, starring Jason Robards, Olivia de Havilland, and Theodore Bikel, available here for the first time on home video.
Isolated Score Track
Audio Commentary with Film Historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons, and Nick Redman
Passion and Poetry: Sam's Killer Elite
Promoting The Killer Elite
TV and Radio Spots
Original Theatrical Trailer
Audio Commentary with Film Historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons, and Nick Redman
Twilight Time – https://www.twilighttimemovies.com/
“The Killer Elite” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Killer-Elite-Blu-ray-Robert-Duvall/dp/B00OKTIOPK/ref
"Messenger of Death" Blu-Ray Review (Olive Films)
The brutal murder of three Mormon women and their children is just the tip of the iceberg as an investigative reporter digs into the seamy side of religious fanaticism and political corruption in the compelling crime drama Messenger of Death.
Newspaper reporter Garret Smith (Charles Bronson, Death Wish) with the help of local editor Jastra Watson (Trish Van Devere, The Changeling) set out to solve the horrific murders which they believe may be linked to a fundamentalist sect whose excommunicated leader, Willis Beecham (Jeff Corey, True Grit) is considered a prophet. Garret and Jastra discover just how deep still waters run as clues and the list of possible suspects pile up, which includes the husband & father of the murder victims (Charles Dierkop, The Sting) and his estranged brother (John Ireland, Red River).
Directed by J. Lee Thompson (Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects) from Paul Jarricos (The Face Behind The Mask) script (based on the book The Avenging Angel by Rex Burns), Messenger of Death co-stars Daniel Benzali (Dead Heat), Laurence Luckinbill (The Boys in the Band), Marilyn Hassett (The Other Side of The Mountain) and Tom Everett (Air Force One).
Olive Films – https://olivefilms.com/
“Messenger of Death” Blu-Ray – https://olivefilms.com/product/messenger-of-death-blu-ray/
"Lowlife" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
" ... fresh and different ... a movie with the sole purpose of an adrenaline rush, designed to strap you to your seat, entertain you, and spit you back into reality, exhausted but satisfied" – RogerEbert.com
What happens when you throw together one fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, one just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and one recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That's the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, Lowlife zigzags back and forth in time as it charts how fate — and a ruthless crime boss — connects three down-and-out reprobates mixed up in an organ harvesting scheme that goes from bad to worse to off-the-rails insane. Careening from savagely funny to just plain savage to unexpectedly heartfelt, this audacious thriller serves up nonstop adrenaline alongside hard-hitting commentary about the state of contemporary America.
Audio Commentary With Director Ryan Prows And Cinematographer Benjamin Kitchens
Audio Commentary With Director Ryan Prows And Writers Tim Cairo, Jake Gibson, And Shaye Ogbonna
Shout! Factory Entertainment – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Lowlife” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/lowlife?product_id=6785
"Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich" Screener Review (RLJ Entertainment)
Edgar is recently divorced and returns to his childhood home where he finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother’s room. He decides to sell the doll for some quick cash at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that’s motivated by an evil as old as time. Starring Thomas Lennon, Jenny Pellicer, Udo Kier, Barbara Crampton and Michael Pare, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich “brings puppet carnage and mayhem to insane new heights” (Bloody-Disgusting).
RLJ Entertainment – https://us.rljentertainment.com/movies/
“Puppet Master: the Littlest Reich” 4K Disc – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F9GH8QK?tag=rljent08-20
The Weekly Western "Boss" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (VCI Entertainment)
Its Blaxploitation, baby - west of the Pecos!
Boss (Fred Williamson), has "decided to hunt white folks for a change," by becoming a bounty hunter to click the hammer on fugitive outlaws. He and his comic sidekick Amos (D'Urville Martin) ride into the town of San Miguel, find it has no sheriff, and takes the job himself, much to the displeasure of the racial epithet-hurling townsfolk who must pay $20 each time they use the "n-word." Those $20 fines add up faster than a Texas tornado, as does the posterior kicking of those who try to keep our heroes from instituting "black man's law in white man's town."
Original Theatrical Trailers
Video Specials: A Conversation With Fred, The Hammer, Williamson with Joel Blumberg
Video Specials: A Boss Memory with producer Myrl Schreibman
Video Specials: A Jack Arnold Tribute to Producer by Myrl Schreibman
VCI Entertainment – https://www.vcientertainment.com/
“Boss” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/boss-nigger-blu-ray-dvd-blu-ray
The VHS Voyage: "Terrorgram" VHS Review (Monarch Home Video)
Three horror stories linked by a sinister delivery boy. The stories are “Heroine Overdose”, “Pandora” and “Veteran’s Day”
“Terrorgram” VHS – https://www.amazon.com/Terrorgram-Michael-Hartson/dp/B000E6CW88/
Pick a Movie "Dead End" Streaming Review (Shudder)
READ THE SIGNS.
Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.
“Dead End” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Dead-End-Ray-Wise/dp/B0004Z31OS/
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6. The Return of the Living Dead Part 2
7. Fright Night
8. The Bloodthirsty Butchers
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10. The Man With Two Heads
11. The Witchmaker
12. The Haunting of Morella
13. Stripped to Kill
14. Nurse 3D
15. Dog Eat Dog
16. Stake Land 2
17. No One Lives
18. Human Centipede 3
19. Open Windows
20. The Rambler
21. He Never Died
23. Carnivore Werewolf of London
Tideland – 2005 – Terry Gilliam
American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice – 2017 – Poison Rouge
The Killer Elite – 1975 – Sam Peckinpah
Noon Wine – 1966 – Sam Peckinpah
Messenger of Death – 1988 – J. Lee Thompson
Lowlife – 2017 – Ryan Prows
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich – 2018 – Tommy Wiklund/Sonny Laguna
Boss – 1975 – Jack Arnold
Terrorgram – 1988 – Stephen M. Kienzle
Dead End – 2003 – Jean-Baptiste Andrea/ Fabrice Canepa