Time Stamps 0:00
“Django” 4K Contest – 0:12
“Death Collector” Review – 0:51
“Skinned Deep” Review– 10:24
“Born for Hell” Review– 16:41
“Siege” Review – 25:06
“Green Room” Review – 34:21
Patreon Pick “Guzaarish” Review – 40:53
1970 “The House That Would Not Die” Review – 46:30
1970 “Bigfoot” Review – 53:15
1970 “Eugenie” Review– 56:00
1970 “The Weekend Murders” Review – 59:31
1970 “Blood Mania” Review – 53:09
1970 “Hollywood Horror House” Review – 1:06:46
You Ain’t Seen?! “Dorian Gray” – 1:13:06
Patreon Pick Drawing/Questions/Answers/ Question of the Week “Movies that received a 2nd life due to Blu-Ray?” – 1:34:28/ 1:36:44
Update – 1:46:26
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
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Podcast Under the Stairs – https://tputscast.com/podcast
"Death Collector" Blu-Ray Review (Culture Shock)
For the first time on Blu-ray, Culture Shock Releasing is proud to present a brand new 4K scan and restoration of Tom Garrett's unique vision of the future, DEATH COLLECTOR.
In the future, worldwide economic collapse has reverted the modern world back to the Old West. When crime boss (and amateur bowler) Hawk (Loren Blackwell) kills the only sheriff in town, it's up to the sheriff's crooner brother (Daniel Chapman) to avenge the murder and save the town. Also starring Ruth Collins, Phil Nutman, and a memorable appearance by Debi Thibeault.
This disc is packed these killer special features:
- New 4K scan from the Tom Garrett's personal 16mm print
- Special Introduction from Tough-Guy Film Expert Mike Malloy (10 minutes)
- "Building a Void: The Road to Death Collector" New documentary featuring interviews with Director Tom Garrett and cast members Ruth Collins and Loren Blackwell (14 minutes)
- "One Day, One Scene, One Cameo" Audio interview with Phil Nutman (17 minutes)
- Alternate opening credits sequence with original title, "Tin Star Void"
- Side-by-side comparison showing the restoration of Death Collector (5 minutes)
- Death Collector trailer
- Culture Shock Releasing trailers
Culture Shock – https://www.cultureshockreleasing.com/
“Death Collector” Blu-Ray – https://www.cultureshockreleasing.com/product-page/death-collector-special-edition-blu-ray
"Skinned Deep" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF THE UNRATED VERSION WITH ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES
His mind-blowing work as an FX artist has included everything from Frank Henenlotter's BRAIN DAMAGE and FRANKENHOOKER to Matthew Barney's CREMASTER CYCLE. And for his 2004 debut as writer/producer/director, Gabe Bartalos created this "demented gift from the B-Movie Gods" (Bloody Good Horror) about a rural clan of psychotic freaks, the killing spree "that takes us places and shows us things we've never seen before" (Dread Central) and the final girl that may be their depraved undoing. Warwick Davis (LEPRECHAUN) and Jason Dugre (SAINT BERNARD) star - with an appearance by fandom legend Forrest J. Ackerman - in this "brutal, bloody forgotten masterpiece" (Morbidly Beautiful) featuring music by Captain Sensible of The Damned, now scanned uncut in 2K from the original negative for the first time ever.
DEEP CUTS - A look back on SKINNED DEEP with Writer/Producer/Director Gabe Bartalos, Actors Jay Dugre and Karoline Brandt and Weapons Machinist Jake Lee
Audio Commentary With Cast & Crew
Archival Making Of Featurette
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Skinned Deep” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/skinned-deep-le-blu/
"Born for Hell" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
U.S. BLU-RAY PREMIERE OF THE DIRECTOR'S CUT WITH ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES
In 1976, Montreal filmmaker Denis Héroux - future director of THE UNCANNY and Oscar®-nominated producer of ATLANTIC CITY - adapted the true story of Chicago mass murderer Richard Speck to war-torn Belfast, where a disturbed Vietnam vet drifter (Mathieu Carrière of MALPERTUIS and BILITIS fame) brutalizes a dorm full of student nurses. Re-edited by its video distributor and released as NAKED MASSACRE, Héroux's harrowing director's cut has remained unseen in America until now. Debra Berger (THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS), Leonora Fani (GIALLO IN VENICE), Christine Boisson (EMMANUELLE), Ely Galleani (BABA YAGA) and Carole Laure (SWEET MOVIE) co-star in this "uncompromising and unfathomably grim work of art" (Video Basement), scanned in 2K from an uncut 35mm print discovered in The National Archives of Canada.
The Other Side Of The Mirror – Interview with Actor Mathieu Carriere
Nightmare In Chicago – Remembering the Richard Speck Crime Spree with Local Filmmakers John McNaughton and Gary Sherman
A New Kind Of Crime – The Richard Speck Story with 'Once Upon A Crime' Podcaster Esther Ludlow
Bombing Here, Shooting There – Video Essay by Filmmaker Chris O’Neill
NAKED MASSACRE – U.S. Video Release Cut
Artist Joe Coleman On Speck
Inside The Odditorium With Joe Coleman
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Born for Hell” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/born-for-hell-blu/
"Siege" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
THE WORLDWIDE BLU-RAY PREMIERE OF BOTH THE THEATRICAL & EXTENDED VERSIONS OF THE '80s CANUXPLOITATION SHOCKER
From co-directors Paul Donovan and Maura O'Connell (DEFCON-4) comes one of the most disturbing - and rarely-seen - Canadian shockers of the '80s, inspired by the actual 42-day Halifax police strike: When a local group of right-wing vigilantes massacres the patrons of a gay bar, the sole survivor seeks refuge in a nearby apartment building whose residents must now defend themselves in a night of hate, terror and bloodshed. Doug Lennox (BREAKING POINT), Tom Nardini (CAT BALLOU), Jack Blum (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME) and Keith Knight (MY BLOODY VALENTINE) star in this "dark and intense thriller, still uncomfortably relevant 35 years after it was made" (Blog Of Horror) - released in the U.S. as SELF DEFENSE - scanned in 2K from the original negative recently discovered in a Nova Scotia archive.
Audio Commentary with Co-Director Paul Donovan & Filmmaker Jason Eisener
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Siege” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/siege-blu-slip/
"Green Room" Blu-Ray Review
ONE WAY IN. NO WAY OUT.
A punk rock band becomes trapped in a secluded venue after finding a scene of violence. For what they saw, the band themselves become targets of violence from a gang of white power skinheads, who want to eliminate all evidence of the crime.
“Green Room” Blu-Ray –
Patreon Pick "Guzaarish" Streaming Review (Netflix)
MAGIC IS AN ILLUSION… AND SO IS LIFE…
Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes a petition to the court to end his own life.
“Guzaarish” Netflix – https://www.netflix.com/title/70139074
1970 “The House That Would Not Die” Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
BRAND NEW 2K MASTER! Ruth Bennett (Barbara Stanwyck, Witness to Murder, The Lady Eve) has inherited an old house in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Amish country. She moves into the house with her niece, Sara Dunning (Kitty Winn, The Panic in Needle Park, The Exorcist). The house was built before the Revolutionary War and is said to be haunted by the spirits of its original inhabitants. With the help of Pat McDougal (Richard Egan, The 300 Spartans, GOG), a local professor, and one of his students, Stan Whitman (Michael Anderson Jr., The Sons of Katie Elder, Major Dundee), they delve into the history of the house and find a scandal that involves a Revolutionary War general, who was suspected of being a traitor, and his daughter, who had disappeared after eloping with her boyfriend, a young British soldier. The spirits of the general and his daughter take possession of Pat's and Sara's bodies and a dark secret is revealed. Directed by legendary TV-movie director John Llewellyn Moxey (The Night Stalker, Home for the Holidays) and with a teleplay by the great Henry Farrell (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
NEW Interview with director John Llewellyn Moxey
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“The House That Would Not Die” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/the-house-that-would-not-die-special-edition-blu-ray
1970 “Bigfoot” Review
AMERICA’S ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN…BREEDS WITH ANYTHING!
Bigfoot kidnaps some women and some bikers decide to go on a rescue mission to save them.
“Bigfoot” VHS – https://www.amazon.com/Bigfoot-VHS-John-Carradine/dp/630598820X
1970 “Eugenie” Blu-Ray Review (Blue Underground)
...the story of her journey into perversion
Eugenie...The Story Of Her Journey Into Perversion
Marie Liljedahl (the luscious star of INGA) is Eugenie, an innocent young woman taken to an island paradise where she is initiated into a world of pleasure and pain controlled by the sinister Dolmance (the legendary Christopher Lee). But when she surrenders to her own forbidden fantasies, Eugenie becomes trapped in a frenzy of drugs, sadomasochism and murder. Can a frightened girl in the grip of carnal perversion find sanctuary in the orgies of the depraved?
Jack Taylor (SUCCUBUS) and Maria Rohm (MARQUIS DE SADE'S JUSTINE) co-star in this legendary erotic classic from Jess Franco, the infamous director of VAMPYROS LESBOS and VENUS IN FURS. Based on the notorious novel Philosophy in the Boudoir by the Marquis de Sade, this rarely seen shocker is presented completely uncut from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, and remains one of the most controversial explorations of extreme sexuality in European cinema history!
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Perversion Stories - Interviews with Director Jess Franco, Producer Harry Alan Towers, and Stars Marie Liljedahl & Christopher Lee
Stephen Thrower on EUGENIE - Interview with the author of 'Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesus Franco'
Poster & Still Gallery
Blue Underground – https://blue-underground.com/
“Eugenie” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/eugenie-the-story-of-her-journey-into-perversion-blu-ray
1970 “The Weekend Murders” Blu-Ray Review (Code Red)
An aristocratic English family gather for the reading of their father’s will. The family are dismayed to find that everything has been left to Barbara, the deceased’s favourite daughter. The butler is soon found stabbed to death and Sergeant Thorpe, the local bobby, telephones Scotland Yard for assistance. Inspector Grey arrives and he and Barbara narrowly escape being shot. Cousin Ted and his wife Pauline are both killed. Sergeant Thorpe recalls some photos which Ted asked to have developed…
“The Weekend Murders” Blu-Ray – https://roninflix.com/products/weekend-murders
1970 “Blood Mania” Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
First, in Robert Vincent O'Neill's BLOOD MANIA, Carpenter stars as Craig, lover of the unstable Victoria (Maria De Aragon), who's very keen to see her wealthy father reach an early grave so she can inherit his fortune. Deciding to speed up the process, she concocts a diabolical plan for his demise, only to be met with some unexpected obstacles... Playing like a sex and violence drenched soap opera, BLOOD MANIA is a mind-bending drive-in oddity that keeps you guessing until its final shocking twist.
LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE: Bonus DVD featuring alternate TV versions for both films! (Limited to 3,000 units)
Region free 3-disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack
Both films scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm camera negative
Commentary track on BLOOD MANIA with Robert Vincent O'Neill (Director), Leslie Simms (Actress) and Vicki Peters (Actress)
Video interview and introduction with director Robert Vincent O'Neill
Video interview with actress Leslie Simms
Theatrical trailers for both films
TV spots for both films
Promotional galleries for both films
Reverse cover artwork
English SDH Subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Blood Mania/Point of Terror” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/blood-mania-point-of-terror
1970 “Hollywood Horror House” Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!
Vic Valance (David Garfield) is an enigmatic young man who has manipulated his way into working at the decaying mansion of a once prolific, but now reclusive and alcoholic, movie star named Katharine Packard (Miriam Hopkins). While the rest of the house staff become suspicious of Vic's intentions, the aging movie queen finds in him a companion and, she hopes, a lover. But as Vic begins behaving in more and more erratic ways, it becomes clear that he's far more sinister than his demeanor implies and might in fact be a vicious serial killer who has been murdering and dismembering middle-aged women in Hollywood...
A psychedelic proto-slasher by way of Sunset Blvd, HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE (aka SAVAGE INTRUDER) was shot on and off between late 1969 and mid 1973 by writer/producer/director Donald Wolfe, with funds from his star home bus tour company. Chock full of lurid, candy-colored freak-outs shot by John Morrill (A Boy and His Dog) along with surprisingly grisly murder set pieces, plus a supporting cast including Gale Sondergaard, Virginia Wing (Law and Order), Florence Lake (Welcome to Arrow Beach), and Joe Besser (The Three Stooges) in his final role in a feature film, HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE ramps up its weirdness all the way through it's demented final act and comes to Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome, newly restored in 4k from its original 35mm camera negative.
Directed by: Donald Wolfe
Starring: Miriam Hopkins, David Garfield, Gale Sondergaard, Virginia Wing, Florence Lake
1973 / 91 min / 1.85:1
• Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm camera negative
• Historical commentary track with David Decoteau of RapidHeart.tv and David Del Valle of SinisterImage.com
• Promotional image gallery
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Hollywood Horror House” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/hollywood-horror-house
You Ain't Seen?!, 1970 "Dorian Gray" Blu-Ray Review, Dave's Pick for Jeremy
In London, a wealthy, god-like, young man, Dorian Gray, loves Sybil, an aspiring actress; thanks to her, he’s momentarily less self-centered. He’s also sitting, scantily clad, for a portrait painted by his ascot-wearing friend, Basil. When it’s done, Dorian complains he’ll grow old while it stays unchanged- the classic plight of the vain
Raro Films – https://www.rarovideousa.com/
“Dorian Gray” Blu-Ray – https://www.rarovideousa.com/films/the-secret-of-dorian-gray
Question of the Week
Movies that received a 2nd life due to Blu-Ray?
Death Collector – 1988 – Tom Garrett
Skinned Deep – 2004 – Gabriel Bartalos
Born for Hell – 1976 – Denis Héroux
Siege – 1982 – Paul Donovan/Maura O’Connell
Green Room – 2015 – Jeremy Saulnier
Guzaarish – 2010 – Sanjay Leela Bhansali
The House That Would Not Die – 1970 – John Llewellyn Moxey
Bigfoot – 1970 – Robert F. Slatzer
Eugenie – 1970 – Jess Franco
The Weekend Murders – 1970 – Michele Lupo
Blood Mania – 1970 – Robert Vincent O’Neill
Hollywood Horror House – 1970 – Donald Wolfe
Dorian Gray – 1970 – Massimo Dallamano