Within a Minute “China Girl” Review– 0:36
“Streets of Vengeance” Review – 4:11
“Street Mobster” Review – 9:15
“Combat Shock” Review – 12:58
“Old Man of the Rooks” Review – 19:09
“House of the Dead” Review – 23:30
VHS Voyage “Attack of the Beast Creatures” Review – 29:25
“Madness of Many” Pick a Movie – 34:10
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 38:00
Q&A – 38:35
Update – 42:02
Within a Minute "China Girl" Streaming Review (Vudu)
The New York City street gangs of Chinatown and Little Italy are rattling their sabers and they become drawn when a Chinese restaurant opens up on the Italian side of Canal Street. In the middle of all this tension and violence, beautiful Chinese teenager Tyan-Hwa falls in love with Tony, a pizza delivery boy.
“China Girl” Vudu – https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/China-Girl/75140
"Streets of Vengeance" Blu-Ray Review (Slasher//Video)
Review by MrParka
Slasher Video brings the new revenge throwback “Streets of Vengeance” to Blu-Ray and DVD. From the director of “Cinco De Mayo,” a previous Slasher Video release and the only holiday horror that takes places on the Mexican fiesta, comes a tale of revenge, misogyny, and 80s attire.
“Streets of Vengeance” follows recently retired adult film actress Mila Lynn (Delawna McKinney). Mila is savagely attacked by a member of a chauvinistic sadistic group of men out to “clean the streets” after appearing on television to dismiss rumors about the porn industry. Mila’s attack is live streamed and is thought to be killed. Mila luckily survives and surprises her attacker, gaining the upper hand. This starts our resilient lead on a revenge spree to wipe out this new group, but Mila can’t do it alone. She enlists the help of some adult entertainment friends and an infatuated journalist. “Streets of Vengeance” presents itself as if it is part of a late night television program in the vein of “Up All Night,” including fake trailers and a bubbly host in a bikini.
“Streets of Vengeance” has a lot on its plate. Not only is it trying to be a throwback with goofy and bloody moments, but also tries to make a statement on adult entertainment stars and the men who both hate and desire them. Most of the characters are played on an elevated level; they are over the top and some a bit too much. This causes some of the comedy to be a little too goofy at times, especially with the aggressive MMA/porn star boyfriend character. The villains in the film are despicable, they are without a doubt disgusting, sniveling excuses for human beings and their agenda is as repulsive and insane as their methods and character. This is, of course, the intent and the audience will get joy out of their demise. The soundtrack is pulsating and 80s to the core, it’s wonderfully fitting and equally catchy and should please most. The wardrobe and lighting also are pretty dead on for the time frame the film is taking place in, it all works and looks appealing. As for the special effects, they aren’t quite as strong. The film makers are working on a budget and the effects lack a bit, especially some awful CGI. This problem is probably only as noticeable because of the success of the previous accomplishments. The movie usually surpasses its budget constraints, but here it falls a little flat. The acting in the film ranges as some of the actors and actresses go over the top a bit too much and distract from the narrative, taking away the impact of certain scenes. This isn’t everyone and a few of the key players stand out, including the journalist, Brian (Anthony Iava To'omata,) who may not be the most talented in front of the camera, but has plenty of screen presence and charisma. The cameos in the film are welcomed and include some former and current porn stars, most notably Ginger Lynn who gives one of the best and most realistic performances in the film. All and all “Streets of Vengeance” is a good looking low budget film that wears its influences on its sleeve; it has heart and dedication and shows it in a lot of areas.
“Streets of Vengeance” has a slew of features including a commentary, cast interviews, and a making of featurette. The making of featurette is an entertaining addition to the disc and it was a pleasure to see the film makers mention films like “Chick Boxer” causally flexing some of their film knowledge. “Streets of Vengeance” is presented well on Blu-Ray and has a nice amount of features to keep one happy.
A throwback to the gritty action-thrillers of the 80s (Angel, Vice Squad, Ms. 45), Streets of Vengeance stars Delawna McKinney (Cinco De Mayo) as Mila, an ex-porn star whose decision to leave the industry is interrupted when she’s kidnapped by a militant misogynist sect known as The Sword, intent on ridding the world of women who they believe are using their sexual powers to destroy men. The Sword’s plans are thwarted when Mila kills her captor, and with the help of Brian (Anthony To’omata, Cinco De Mayo), a local journalist, escapes.
Emboldened, Mila recruits her friends from the adult film community who form a ragtag militia and set out to destroy the cult of The Sword.
Rounding out the cast is a bevy of adult film actresses including Ginger Lynn Allen (Sunset Stripped), Joanna Angel (All Access P.O.V.), Sophie Dee (Out of Control) and Alexis Amore (Bario Bitches). Also featured are Daniel James Moody (Brothers) and Bryan Hurd (Fever Dream). Streets of Vengeance is written and directed by Paul Ragsdale (Cinco De Mayo, Brothers), produced by Angelica De Alba (Cinco De Mayo co-writer), photographed by Dan Zampa and scored by Vestron Vulture.
Audio commentary with writer/director Paul Ragsdale, producer Angelica De Alba and cinematographer Dan Zampa
Making of “Streets of Vengeance” featurette
Cast & crew interviews
“Slashlorette Party” trailer
“Tough Guys” trailer
Slasher Video Website – http://slashervideo.com/
Olive Films Website – https://olivefilms.com/
“Streets of Vengeance” Blu-Ray – https://olivefilms.com/product/streets-of-vengeance/
"Street Mobster" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
A pivotal work in the yakuza movie genre and in the career of director Kinji Fukasaku (Battle Royale, Doberman Cop), Street Mobster presents an abrasive portrait of the rise and fall of a reckless street punk caught in the crossfire of a bloody turf war raging in the mean streets of Kawazaki. When Okita Isamu (Bunta Sugawara, Cops VS Thugs) re-emerges onto the mean streets of Kawazaki after five years in prison for a string of brutal crimes, he comes face to face with prostitute Kinuyo, who immediately pinpoints him as one of the participants in her brutal sexual assault years earlier that left her shell-shocked and consigned to the life of a sex worker. While the two outcasts form an unlikely bond, Okita returns to his criminal ways. He is approached by veteran gangster Kizaki (Noboru Andô, Graveyard of Honour), who encourages him to round up a group of local chinpira street punks to shake up the uneasy agreement between the two rival yakuza groups, who between them control the city's bars, gambling dens and entertainment areas. However, when the new outfit goes too far into the turf of the big boys, they find themselves caught in the midst of a violent reprisal, before an offer of patronage appears from an unlikely source. Street Mobster is the first film in which Fukasaku's vital and exhilarating approach to the contemporary-set gangster picture was paired with the untamed, raw charisma of Japan's top screen mobster Sugawara Bunta. The film would change the life of both, paving the way for their subsequent collaborations on the landmark Battles Without Honour and Humanity series that began the following year.
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
Optional English subtitles
Audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jasper Sharp
Arrow Video – https://arrowfilms.com/
“Street Mobster” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/street-mobster-blu-ray
"Combat Shock" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
UNCUT. UNCENSORED. UNCOMPROMISING.
The Ultimate Edition Of Buddy Giovinazzo’s
Landmark ‘80s Masterwork
In 1984, underground audiences began to discover AMERICAN NIGHTMARES, a shockingly grim no-budget feature from Staten Island, NY-based writer/producer/editor/director Buddy Giovinazzo. Cut by 8 minutes and released under the title COMBAT SHOCK, it became one of the essential cult films of the decade. It has been called “relentless” (The New York Times), “visceral” (Montreal Gazette) and “legendary” (DVD Talk). Over 30 years later, it remains one of the most brutally relevant indie film experiences of our time. Severin Films proudly presents this epic limited edition of Giovinazzo’s “outsider art of the first order… an authentic nightmare vision of a man’s downward spiral in a total sewer of a city” (Birth Movies Death), now featuring new 2k scans supervised by the director, new commentaries and interviews, never-before-seen early shorts and much more. ONLY 2000 COPIES AVAILABLE
American Nightmares Director’s Cut (new 4k scan from 35mm Inter-negative with 2k inserts from the Director’s personal 16mm answer print. Mono audio remaster from original mag tracks. New color correction supervised by Director Buddy Giovinazzo)
Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director Buddy Giovinazzo, Actor/Composer Rick Giovinazzo and Special Makeup Effects Artist Ed Varuolo
The Brothers G: Interview with Buddy & Rick Giovinazzo
Nightmare Effects: Interview with Special Makeup Effects Artist Ed Varuolo
Combat Shots: Interview with Director of Photography Stella Varveris
Playing Paco: Interview with Actor Mitch Maglio
Mike the Junkie Memories: Interview with Actor Michael Tierno
American Deep Red: Interview with Artist/Critic Stephen Bissette
Shock Xpression: Interview with International Film Journalist Alan Jones
Outtakes and Tests
Post Traumatic: An American Nightmare Featurette
Hellscapes: Locations Then and Now
Buddy Giovinazzo and Jörg Buttgereit at 2009 Berlin Film Festival
Combat Shock Trailer
16mm Short Films:
Mr. Robbie: Maniac II Promo (New 2k scan from Answer Print)
Audio Commentary with Director Buddy Giovinazzo and Composer Rick Giovinazzo
Jonathan of the Night Promo (New 2k Scan from Workprint)
The Lobotomy (16mm Version)
A Christmas Album
Leave This World (Music Video) [New 2k scan from Workprint)
8mm Short Films:
The Lobotomy (8mm Version)
More Than a Mouthful
The Combat Shock Limited Edition Blu-ray Package also includes:
FIRST EVER CD Soundtrack of the film
American Nightmares Scrapbook: 96-page booklet with Director’s Diary, Shooting Script, Rare Photos, Storyboards, & More
Individual Actual Frames of the Director’s Workprint
Limited Edition Numbered Slipcover Autographed by Director Buddy Giovinazzo
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Combat Shock” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/combat-shock-blu-ray-package
"Old Man of the Rooks" Online Screener
SOMETHING WICKED IS HAPPENING AT THE ROOKERY FARM
When an ancient evil descends on Rookery Farm, a newlywed couple find out what “til death do us part” really means when they are visited by the Old Man of the Rooks.
Watch the film in chapters here -
"House of the Dead" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to just 1,500 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!
Four tales of intrigue and horror await anyone brave enough to enter the HOUSE OF THE DEAD… When a philandering husband accidentally finds himself lost during a rainstorm, he’s taken in by an elderly mortician and is forced to learn the ghastly origins of four freshly arrived corpses: a scornful teacher whose students teach her a fatal lesson, an amateur filmmaker with a deadly muse, two dueling detectives attempting to solve a mysterious murder, and a bitter man whose arrogance costs him everything…
Directed by Sharron Miller (AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALS) and featuring atmospheric photography by Ken Gibb (DRIVE-IN MASSACRE), this low budget, Oklahoma made horror anthology features a collection of ghoulish vignettes ranging from wryly comedic to genuinely grim and unsettling. Barely released theatrically and only available in murky video sourced editions, Vinegar Syndrome presents HOUSE OF THE DEAD (originally released as ALIEN ZONE) newly restored from its original 35mm negative and on Blu-ray for the first time!
Directed by: Sharron Miller
1978 / 80 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR
Combined cast: John Ericson, Ivor Francis, Judith Novgrod, Bernard Fox
• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm camera negative
• Audio interview with director Sharron Miller
• Audio interview with writer David O’Malley
• Reversible ALIEN ZONE cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome Website – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“House of the Dead” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/shop/house-of-the-dead-aka-alien-zone-slipcover/
The VHS Voyage: "Attack of the Beast Creatures" VHS Review (World Video Pictures)
WHO WILL SURVIVE THE TERROR?
A terrible storm at sea turns an ocean liner's luxury voyage into a nightmare! Those lucky enough to survive the sinking ship soon find themselves stranded on an uncharted island. A living hell breaks loose when the survivors encounter gruesome, flesh-eating Beast Creatures!
“Attack of the Beast Creatures” VHS – https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-1985-ATTACK-OF-THE-BEAST-CREATURES-VHS-SCI-FI-HORROR-Cult-MOVIE-EX-COND/223074013731?hash=item33f03f5223%3Ag%3AVbYAAOSwCcZaNiGH&_sacat=0&_nkw=attack+of+the+beast+creatures&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313
Pick a Movie "Madness of Many" DVD Review (Unearthed Films)
The most controversial film made in Denmark!
The film depicts the psychological journey of a young woman named Victoria. Since her childhood she has been sexually abused by her family. One day she decides to escape but the world is against her and she soon finds herself cast into an inferno of torture and punishment. This causes her unimaginable suffering but she also comes to understand the true meaning of her existence...
Unearthed Films – http://www.unearthedfilms.com/news.htm
“Madness of Many” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/madness-of-many-dvd
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China Girl – 1987 – Abel Ferrara
Streets of Vengeance – 2016 – Paul Ragsdale/Angelica De Alba
Street Mobster – 1972 – Kinji Fukasaku
Combat Shock – 1984 – Buddy Giovinazzo
Old Man of the Rooks – 2018 – A'Shaela Abdon /Jezibell Anat/Stephen Gilliam /Steven Goransky/Julianna Johnston/Justin Little/Chris Martino/Rachel Miller/Eli Montgomery/Matt Pitchford/Eric E. Poe/Jakin Shaw/Kathy Simmons/Nikki Wilder/Brandon Woodward
House of the Dead – 1978 – Sharron Miller
Attack of the Beast Creatures – 1985 – Michael Stanley
Madness of Many – 2013 – Kasper Juhl