“Gemini” Review – 00:13
“Demonia” Review – 6:12
“Nathalie: Escape From Hell ” Review – 13:25
“Meet Wally Sparks” Review – 19:55
“Deathwatch” Patreon Review – 27:55
“Z.P.G.” Patreon Review – 32:54
“Bokya: Undisputed 4” Patreon Review – 40:14
“Popcorn” A Run Through ’91 Review – 45:56
“Delicatessen” A Run Through ‘91 Review – 50:42
“Cape Fear” 1991 Review – 56:45
“Afraid of the Dark” 1991 Review - 1:05:39
“Howling 6: The Freaks” 1991 Review – 1:10:40
“Beasties” 1991 Review – 1:15:19
“Shake, Rattle, and Roll 3” 1991 Review – 1:23:03
“World Apartment Horror” 1991 Review – 1:28:07
Blindspot “Dead Ringers” Review with Jeremy – 1:32:48
Questions/Answers/Question of the Week, “What movie deserves to be on IMDb’s top 250? What movie doesn’t?” – 1:57:10/2:01:13/2:10:08
Update – 2:10:23
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
"Gemini" Blu-Ray Review (Mondo Macabro)
This stunning film from director Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo, Nightmare Detective etc) is set in Tokyo in 1910. Dr. Yukio Daitokuji (Masahiro Motoki), is a former military doctor who has taken over a successful medical practice from his father. He appears to be living a charmed life: he is respected in the local community and is married to the beautiful Rin (Ryo). His only problem is that she suffers from amnesia, and her past is unknown.
But soon his world begins to crumble. Both his parents die suddenly, killed by a bizarre, rag-wearing stranger. Yukio’s relationship with his wife worsens after he refuses to cure the inhabitants of a nearby slum. Then one day he comes face to face with the mysterious killer and a shocking and deadly secret is revealed.
The film’s sumptuous visuals, astonishing costume design, scenes of kinetic violence and pounding score create a unique mood of terror and wonder, leading to an unexpected and apocalyptic ending.
This is the world premier Blu-ray edition of this film.
HD transfer from film negative
“Making of Gemini” featurette directed by Takashi Miike (15 minutes)
Venice Film Festival premier featurette (17 minutes)
Make-up demonstration featurette (6 minutes)
Behind the Scenes (seven episodes, 20 minutes)
Mondo Macabro – https://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/
“Gemini” Blu-Ray – https://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/product/gemini-retail-edition
"Demonia" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
In what fans consider his last great film, Godfather of Gore Lucio Fulci returns to the startling imagery and bloody excesses of his ‘70s/‘80s classics for an unholy saga of demonic nuns and supernatural carnage: When a Canadian archeological team begins excavating the ruins of a medieval Sicilian monastery, they will unleash the vengeance of a crucified coven of satanic sisters with full-on Fulci fury. Brett Halsey (THE DEVIL’S HONEY), Lino Salemme (DEMONS), Christina Engelhardt (SKINNER), Al Cliver (THE BEYOND, ZOMBIE) and Fulci himself star in this “solid horror from a true master” (Blu-ray Authority) co-written by Piero Regnoli (BURIAL GROUND, MALABIMBA), now scanned in 4k from the original negative recently discovered in the attic of a Collevecchio convent.
Holy Demons: Interview with uncredited Co-Writer/Assistant Director Antonio Tentori
Fulci Lives: Interview with Lucio Fulci on set of DEMONIA
Of Skulls and Bones: Interview with camera operator Sandro Grossi
Audio Commentary with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Demonia” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/demonia-blu/
"Natalie: Escape From Hell" Blu-Ray Review (MVD)
AN INNOCENT FEMALE DOCTOR IMPRISONED! A SADISTIC FEMALE SS OFFICER! CAN SHE ESCAPE?
When a Russian doctor (Patrizia Gori, Paura) falls foul of the Nazis, she finds herself imprisoned at Fort Stilberg, a luxury brothel for German top brass where the women are overseen by sadistic SS officer Helga Hortz (Jacqueline Laurent). The doctor's medical skills bring her to the attention of Nazi Lieutenant Erik Mueller (Jack Taylor, Conan The Barbarian), who saves the lovely lady from becoming one of the establishment's 'hostesses' by assigning her to the infirmary.
1970's cult classic exploitation film!
From the studio that brought you 'Diamonds Of Kilimandjaro', 'Golden Temple Amazons' and 'Helga: She Wolf Of Stilberg'
MVD Collection – https://www.facebook.com/MVDBlurayDVDCollectorsBrands
“Nathalie” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/nathalie-fugitive-from-hell-blu-ray
"Meet Wally Sparks" Streaming Review
Wally Sparks is a tabloid TV show reporter who’s trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the governor’s mansion to uncover a sex scandal.
“Meet Wally Sparks” Amazon Prime Rental –
Patreon Review "Deathwatch" DVD Review
DELIVER THEM FROM EVIL.
In the brutal trench fighting of the First World War, a British Infantry Company is separated from their regiment after a fierce battle. Attempting to return to their lines, the British soldiers discover what appears to be a bombed out German trench, abandoned except for a few dazed German soldiers. After killing most of the Germans, and taking one prisoner, the British company fortifies to hold the trench until reinforcements can arrive. Soon, however, strange things being to happen as a sense of evil descends on the trench and the British begin turn on each other.
“Deathwatch” DVD –
Patreon Review "Z.P.G." Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
In the tradition of Logan’s Run and Soylent Green - Oliver Reed (Burnt Offerings) and Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago) star in this dystopian vision of things to come. Under the weight of overpopulation, human society has begun to self-destruct. A policy of Zero Population Growth is upon citizens in hopes that twenty years without new births will right the sinking ship that is our planet. Couples are issued dolls to take the place of children, and neighbors are encouraged to speak out about any illicit breeding. Reed and Chaplin play a couple that decides to subvert the will of the government and have a child of their own, but need to hide their crime from big brother, baby-snatchers and even those they had trusted most. Co-written by Frank De Felitta (The Entity, Scissors) and Max Ehrlich (The Reincarnation of Peter Proud), directed by Michael Campus (The Mack) and co-starring Don Gordon (Bullitt) and Diane Cilento (The Wicker Man).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Steve Ryfle
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“Z.P.G. Zero Population Growth” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/zpg-zero-population-growth-dvd
Patreon Review "Boyka: Undisputed 4" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime Rental)
BOYKA IS BACK!
In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for. When he finds out the wife of the man he accidentally killed is in trouble, Boyka offers to fight in a series of impossible battles to free her from a life of servitude
“Bokya: Undisputed 4” Blu-Ray –
A Run Through '91 "Popcorn" Blu-Ray Review (Synapse Films)
What could be scarier than an all-night “Horrorthon”? A group of film students finds out when they stage just such an event at an abandoned movie palace. In addition to the three features—MOSQUITO, THE ATTACK OF THE AMAZING ELECTRIFIED MAN and THE STENCH—they decide to screen a bizarre short called THE POSSESSOR, whose creator, Lanyard Gates, killed his family and set the theater on fire after its first showing. Maggie (Jill Schoelen, THE STEPFATHER) has been having frightening dreams that seem to be connected to THE POSSESSOR, and as the festival proceeds, the nightmare comes true for her and her friends as they are stalked and slain by a mysterious killer. Has Gates survived to continue THE POSSESSOR’s deadly legacy?
A loving homage to ’50s/’60s B-movies (the trio of flicks shown at the Horrorthon all have accompanying William Castle-style gimmicks), POPCORN is also an insanely fun horror/comedy in its own right. Pseudonymously written by Alan Ormsby (CAT PEOPLE, DEATHDREAM), who directed the films-within-the-film, it celebrates the joys of old-fashioned creature features and ’80s-style stalk-and-slay, with a great cast additionally including Dee Wallace (THE HOWLING), Tony Roberts (AMITYVILLE 3-D), Ray Walston (THE STAND), Malcolm Danare (CHRISTINE) and Kelly Jo Minter (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5). Pop some popcorn of your own and settle in to watch this new high-definition transfer, which comes with a box full of bonus features!
All Region Encoded/Playable Worldwide!
All-New 2K Scan of an Archival 35mm Interpositive
All-New Blu-ray 7.1 Surround Sound Mix Supervised by Synapse Films (Original 2.0 Stereo Mix Included)
Audio Commentary with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Malcolm Danare, and Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls
Midnight Madness: The Making of “Popcorn” featuring interviews with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Derek Rydall, Dee Wallace, Malcolm Danare, Ivette Soler, and Elliott Hurst,
Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls, Composer Paul Zaza, and Distributor Executive Jonathan Wolf (55 mins, HD)
Electric Memories – An Interview with Actor Bruce Glover
Original Theatrical Trailer, Television Trailer and TV Spots
English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Blu-ray Reversible Cover Art by Chris MacGibbon
Synapse Films – https://www.synapsefilms.com/
“Popcorn” Blu-Ray – https://www.synapsefilms.com/product/popcorn-blu-ray/
A Run Through '91 "Delicatessen" Blu-Ray Review
A FUTURISTIC COMIC FEAST.
This bizarre surrealistic black comedy takes place in a small fictitious post-apocalyptic town where food is scarce and butcher Clapet has the macabre business of using human flesh to feed his customers. Yet when his daughter falls in love with his next slaughter victim things turn into chaos.
“Delicatessen” Blu-Ray –
A Run Through '91 "Cape Fear" Blu-Ray Review
Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese brings heart-pounding suspense to one of the most acclaimed thrillers of all time in Cape Fear. Earning an Academy Award nomination for his brilliant performance, Robert De Niro stars as vicious psychopath Max Cady who emerges after being imprisoned for fourteen years with a single-minded mission to seek revenge on his attorney Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte). Realizing he is legally powerless to protect his beautiful wife Leigh (Jessica Lange) and his troubled teenage daughter Danielle (Juliette Lewis) against Max's relentless psychological torment, Sam resorts to unorthodox measures, leading to an unforgettable action-packed showdown on Cape Fear.
The Making Of Cape Fear
Behind the Scenes of the Fourth of July Parade
On the Set of the Houseboat
Photo Montage and More
BD Live Enabled
“Cape Fear” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Cape-Fear-Blu-ray-Robert-Niro/dp/B005CA4SL0/
A Run Through '91 "Afraid of the Dark" DVD Review
Eleven-year-old Lucas (Ben Keyworth) is concerned for his blind mother's safety. The neighborhood is terrorized by a razor-toting slasher who preys on defenseless blind women. Lucas' father (James Fox, The Russia House), the local Police Chief Superintendent, is helpless to prevent the mutilations. Lucas seems to have a sixth sense - he knows the identity of each victim in advance; he witnesses the attacks but can't do anything to prevent them. It is only when the slasher is about to attack a beautiful blind girl (Clare Holman) that Lucas is able to kill the madman and end his reign of terror.
Or has he?
Is what we've witness an incredible act of heroism or the nightmarish fantasies of a terrified youth, a dreamworld where truth is reversed and reality is a blur?
Academy AwardÂ® winner Mark Peploe (1987, Best Screenplay Adaptation, The Last Emperor) makes his directorial debut with Afraid Of The Dark, a psychologically thriller where normal childhood terrors can lead to tragedy.
And nothing is what it seems.
“Afraid of the Dark” – https://www.amazon.com/Afraid-Dark-James-Fox/dp/B000AYEIJU/
A Run Through '91 "Howling VI: The Freaks" DVD Review
Welcome to a realm of terror no Howling film has dared take you before! Since the original John Sayles-Joe Dante The Howling, the series' werewolves have stalked Transylvania, Australia and the great American outdoors. Now the all new action is more monstrous than ever. The scene shifts to a carnival sideshow of hideous freaks. There, a d man huddles in a cage, fearing the moment a vampire's chant will transform him into a werewolf. A fine cast and amazing special effects highlight this chilling addition to one of horror's most admired series.
“Howling 6: The Freaks” – https://www.amazon.com/Howling-Rebirth-Freaks-Double-Feature/dp/B0000ALPFI
A Run Through '91 "Beasties" DVD Review
Look out "Plan 9 From Outer Space" Is "Beasties" the worst movie ever made? Or is it so bad that it's good? If you think you've seen the worst movie ever made think again. This rare hard to find movie originally released nationwide in 1991 under the title "Beasties" by Cinema Home Video headed by Dave Decoteau, known for Creepozoids, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama and many other B - Movies from the eighties. He also directed some of the Puppet master movies for Charles Band at Full Moon. Beasties was one of only a few super 8 films to ever receive a national distribution deal by a independent Hollywood distributor. "Bionaut" was the original title, but was changed to "Beasties" when it was released. Beasties was the working title to another film "Ghoulies" and soon replaced Bionaut as the title for release. There were only 200 copies ever sold before being pulled from distribution because of a changing market for small low budget films. Shot on a shoe string budget on super 8 film this film strives to be something more than just another rubber puppet monster movie. The master tape was destroyed in a fire a decade ago. Salvaged from one of the few remaining VHS tapes, it was re-released on to DVD for your viewing pleasure, by the director, producer, Steven P. Contreras. Beasties was edited down to less than 90 minuted in the original release. This version has the missing first 20 minutes not seen in the original released version, now available here. If you like cheesy low budget horror/sci-fi films and are looking for a good laugh then let Beasties bite your ankle. NOT RATED: Adult language, adult situations, nudity, violence, and plenty of ridiculous cheesiness. Mix a little Gremlins with a dash of Back to the future and this recipe explodes with adventure and fantasy. Nelson Croft, a college nerd is forced to go on a date, where he meets the girl of his dreams - suddenly, he finds himself hurled through a series of events like finding an alien space craft stuffed full of aliens...runs into into a gang of psychotic punkers...then is captured by a demonic high priest with designs for world domination....and finally discovers a strange creature called a Bionaut. Nelson soon learns that everything adds up to one big picture and only he can stop future disasters that await the world.
“Beasties” Director’s Cut DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Beasties-Steven-Paul-Contreras/dp/B00OGQA41Y/
A Run Through '91 "Shake, Rattle, and Roll 3" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
A Trilogy-Horror. In “Yaya” a young couple hires a mysterious nanny for their baby. In “Ate” a young woman discovers that her sister has been dead and been made alive again. In “Nanay” a student unwittingly brings home from a beach field trip the egg of a horrible alien monster.
“Shake, Rattle, and Roll 3” Amazon Prime –
A Run Through '91 "World Apartment Horror" Review
A Yakuza underling is given the assignment to rid an apartment of its tenants within a week. He tries a variety of desperate tactics to no avail. Soon his problems get worse as an evil spirit makes its presence known.
“World Apartment Horror” –
http://www.vendio.com/stores/STUFFYOUWANTED/item/kaidan-tokusatsu/world-apartment-horror-1991-re/lid=31682827 (never ordered from this site)
Blindspot Episode 16 "Dead Ringers" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
"**** (Four Stars) An Instant Classic." – Mike Clark, USA TODAY
"This is arguably David Cronenberg's masterpiece." – Combustible Celluloid
Claire Niveau (Geneviève Bujold) is in love with handsome Beverly. Or does she love Elliot? It's uncertain because brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle are identical twins sharing the same medical practice, apartment and women – including unsuspecting Claire.
In portrayals that won the New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor Award, Jeremy Irons plays twin gynecologists whose emotional dependency collapses into mind games, madness and murder. David Cronenberg (The Fly) won the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Best Director honors for melding split-screen techniques, body doubles and Iron's uncanny acting into an eerie, fact-based tale.
Why We Love It
"As Shout! Factory’s sub-division of horror and science-fiction films, Scream Factory has become the Criterion Collection for cult classics, providing second-to-none releases of some of my favorite films of all time. Dead Ringers is an absolute must-own for horror fans and the newly initiated who have acquired a taste for Cronenberg through Criterion’s releases of Videodrome, Scanners, and The Brood, desperate for more body horror." – Adam Frazier, Geeks of Doom
Considered a masterpiece by many, Dead Ringers is an effective, slow burn psychological thriller. It feels a little long in the tooth in places, but it contains the memorable performances and imagery typical of even lesser works by Cronenberg. Scream Factory’s Blu-ray release is definitely one that you’ll want to pick up if you’re a fan of the film. On the whole, it’s a fine package and is very much recommended. – Tim Salmons, The Digital Bits
"Shout! Factory has added some strong new features and a pleasing new visual and audio presentation that is arguably superior to the Criterion release. This is a wonderful film and well worth your time." – Joshua Jenkins, ReDVDit!
"It’s a cold film, but not a dispassionate one—sometimes horrifying, always fascinating. It’s another great film from a director who has made a lot of great films." – Patrick Bromley, Daily Dead
Watching Dead Ringers again on Blu-ray allows one to fully appreciate Denise Cronenberg’s stunning costume design and DP Peter Suschitzky’s saturated, crisp cinematography, the two artists working in collusion to create a cold, carefully color-coded fantasy world that feels like an unholy marriage between the clinical and comic book. It’s a perfect movie, both as a purely cinematic experience and a virtual emotional wringer. – Chris Alexander, Comingsoon.net
--- DISC ONE ---
High-Definition Transfer Of The Film (1.78:1 Aspect Ratio)
NEW Audio Commentary With Writer William Beard, Author Of The Artist As Monster: The Cinema Of David Cronenberg
Audio Commentary With Actor Jeremy Irons
--- DISC TWO ---
NEW 2K Scan At The Director's Preferred Aspect Ratio (1.66:1)
NEW Carey's Story – An Interview With Heidi Von Palleske
NEW Working Artist – An Interview With Stephen Lack
NEW Connecting Tissues – An Interview With Special Effects Artist Gordon Smith
NEW Double Vision – An Interview With Director Of Photography Peter Suschitzky
Vintage interviews With Jeremy Irons, Director/Co-writer David Cronenberg, Producer Marc Boyman And Co-writer Norman Snider
Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
Original Theatrical Trailer
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Dead Ringers” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/dead-ringers-collector-s-edition?product_id=4773
Ask a Question/Answer a Question
What film deserves to be on the IMDb's top 250? What film doesn't?
Gemini – 1999 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Demonia – 1990 – Lucio Fulci
Nathalie: Escape from Hell – 1978 – Alain Payet
Meet Wally Sparks – 1997 – Peter Baldwin
Death Watch – 2002 – M.J. Bassett
Z.P.G. – 1972 – Michael Campus
Boyka: Undisputed 4 – 2016 – Todor Chapkanov
Popcorn – 1991 – Mark Herrier/ Alan Ormsby
Delicatessen – 1991 – Marc Caro/Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Cape Fear – 1991 – Martin Scorsese
Afraid of the Dark – 1991 – Mark Peploe
Howling 6: The Freaks – 1991 – Hope Perello
Beasties – 1991 – Steven Paul Contreras
Shake, Rattle, and Roll 3 – 1991 – Peque Gallaga/Lore Reyes
World Apartment Horror – 1991 – Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Dead Ringers – 1988 – David Cronenberg