“Bloody Birthday” Review – 0:18
“The Wedding Party” Review – 6:17
“Greetings” Review– 8:56
“Hi, Mom!” Review with Jeremy – 13:53
“Last Action Hero” Review – 19:37
“Mausoleum” Review – 27:51
Patreon Picks “The House That Screamed” – 34:43
Patreon Picks – “Antichrist” – 39:18
Patreon Picks “Hellboy” – 46:23
The VHS Voyage “Transmutations” Review – 52:25
“Retreat” Pick a movie Review – 58:16
Pick a movie drawing – 1:02:56
Patreon Contest Drawing – 1:03:30
Q&A – 1:04:28
Old Question of the Week Answers “Celebrity Death Match” – 1:08:03
New Question of the Week Answers “Two actors you want to see share a scene?”– 1:08:23
Question of the Week – What scenes are most iconic to you? – 1:09:54
Update – 1:10:37
New Patreon Prize for December Patrons – 1:15:47
"Bloody Birthday" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
The Bad Seed meets Halloween in this deliciously twisted early '80s slasher offering directed by Ed Hunt (The Brain) and starring the always loveable Lori Lethin (Return to Horror High, The Prey). Debbie, Curtis and Steven may seem cute as buttons. But their angelic facade conceals the wicked, murderous streak given to them having all been born under the same solar eclipse. With the grown-ups around them blissfully unaware of their little darlings' homicidal tendencies, the evil brats begin to bump off the adults one-by-one. By gun. By arrow. By cake. Bye-bye! Mixing the killer-kid subgenre with elements of the then-booming slice-and-dice movie, 1981's Bloody Birthday shocks and appalls with its scenes of young children shooting, strangling and bludgeoning their way through the local population. They sure don't (and can't!) make 'em like this anymore.
Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary with director Ed Hunt
Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
Brand new interview with actress Lori Lethin
Bad Seeds and Body Counts – a brand new video appreciation of Bloody Birthday and the killer kid sub-genre by film journalist Chris Alexander
Archival interview with producer Max Rosenberg
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Timothy Pittides
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Lee Gambin
Arrow Video – http://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Blood Birthday” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/bloody-birthday-blu-ray
"De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
In 1963, Robert De Niro stepped in front of a movie camera for the first time. The resulting film, a low-budget black and white comedy called The Wedding Party, would take three years to complete, and another three years to be released, but it would also establish a hugely important working relationship for the aspiring actor. One of the filmmakers, long before he became synonymous with suspense thanks to Carrie, Dressed to Kill and other classics, was Brian De Palma. He and De Niro would team up again in the next few years for two more comedies, both with a countercultural bent. Greetings, the first to receive an X certificate in the United States, is a freewheeling satire focusing on a trio of twentysomething friends - a conspiracy theorist, a filmmaker, and a voyeur played by De Niro - as they try to avoid the Vietnam War draft. Hi, Mom!, originally named Son of Greetings, returns to De Niro's voyeur, now an aspiring maker of adult films, for another humorous glimpse at late-sixties society, this time turning its attentions to experimental theater, cinéma vérité, the African American experience, and the white middle classes. Brought together for the first time - and each newly restored by Arrow Films especially for this release - these three films offer a fascinating insight into the early careers of two American cinema's major talents.
New restoration from a 2K scan of The Wedding Party from the original film negative, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films
New restoration from a 2K scan of Greetings and Hi, Mom! from original film materials, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films
Original uncompressed mono soundtracks
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on all three films
Brand new commentary on Greetings by Glenn Kenny, author of Robert De Niro: Anatomy of an Actor
Brand new appreciation of Brian De Palma and Robert De Niro's collaborations by critic and filmmaker Howard S. Berger
Brand new interviews with Charles Hirsch, writer-producer of Greetings and Hi, Mom!
Brand new interview with actor Gerrit Graham on Greetings, Hi, Mom! and his other collaborations with Brian De Palma
Brand new interview with actor Peter Maloney on Hi, Mom!
Hi, Mom! theatrical trailer
Newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin
Limited collector's edition booklet featuring new writing on the films by Brad Stevens, Chris Dumas and Christina Newland, plus an archive interview with Brian De Palma and Charles Hirsch
Arrow Video – http://www.arrowvideo.com/
“De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/de-palma-de-niro-the-early-films-limited-edition-blu-ray-blu-ray
"Last Action Hero" Blu-Ray Review (Mill Creek Entertainment)
He's Mean . . . And He'll Blast Through Your Screen!
Danny Madigan (Austin O’Brien) knows the first three Jack Slater movies by heart and the fourth one is just about to be released. With the aid of a magical ticket, Danny gets to know the latest movie really well, literally speaking. While watching the opening action sequence during an advance screening, Danny is transported right into the movie! While on the other side of the silver screen, Danny becomes the sidekick of Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger), the toughest cop on the police force. Complications arise while Jack and Danny are working on the case, when one of the bad guys gets a hold of Danny’s magic ticket and escapes out of the movie into the real world. Now Danny and his hero Jack Slater must chase the arch villain in the real world, a world where evil guys can actually win!
Mill Creek Entertainment – https://www.millcreekent.com/
“Last Action Hero” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Last-Action-Hero-Retro-Blu-ray/dp/B07KH1YTTM/
"Mausoleum" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
Synopsis: The Nomed Family has been the victim of an ancient curse in which the first born daughter of each generation has gone violently mad and then suspiciously dies. No one can explain the Nomed madness, but some say it's because of the possession of a terrible demonic force. By way of an unnatural urge during her Mother's funeral, Susan entered her family's mausoleum, and ever since an evil presence has been lurking inside of her, waiting for a chance to come out. Now an adult, something is hiding inside Susan's body, coming out to grotesquely murder anyone who comes too close to uncovering her terrifying secret.
A consummate blending of early 80s supernatural horror and slasher film tropes, Michael Dugan's (SUPER SEAL) MAUSOLEUM is a stylish, sleazy, and outrageously gory production, featuring a series of imaginative death scenes orchestrated by effects wizard John Carl Buechler (REANIMATOR, TROLL). Starring Bobbie Bresee (GHOULIES) and Marjoe Gortner (WHEN YOU COMIN' BACK RED RYDER?) and featuring a moody orchestral score from Jamie Mendoza-Nava (BOYS OF COMPANY C), Vinegar Syndrome is pleased to bring MAUSOLEUM to to Blu-ray, under exclusive license from producer Michael Franzese and distributor Lon Kerr, fully uncut and newly restored from its camera negative, with its 'explosive' opening sequence completely intact.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
BRAND NEW 4K REMASTER struck from the 35mm original camera negative
"Making Monsters" – a video interview with special fx makeup artist John Carl Buechler
Original theatrical trailer
Multiple tv spots
Promotional still gallery
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Mausoleum” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/shop/mausoleum/
Patreon Picks "The House That Screamed" Blu-Ray Review (Shout! Factory)
"Outstanding on every level, this Spanish slasher is a must see." – The Terror Trap.com
The chilling 1970 horror film by Narciso Ibáñez-Serrador (Who Could Kill A Child?) has been cited as an influence on Dario Argento's classic SUSPIRIA. At a 19th-century French boarding school for troubled girls, run by the sinister headmistress Madame Fourneau (Lilli Palmer, The Boys From Brazil), students begin to disappear shortly after the latest student's arrival (Cristina Galbó, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue). Could a mysterious killer be loose within the school's dark corridors or have some of the girl's escaped the tight grip of the stern Fourneau?
Two Versions Of The Film: Theatrical Version (In HD, 94 min.) And Extended Version (In HD With Standard Definition Inserts, 104 min.)
Interview With Actor John Moulder-Brown
Film Festival Q&A With Actress Mary Maude
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“The House That Screamed” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-house-that-screamed?product_id=4912
Derek’s YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYX2LEg91cBhyH5lJckoSuA
Patreon Picks "Antichrist" Blu-Ray Review (Criterion Collection)
Lars von Trier shook up the film world when he premiered Antichrist at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. In this graphic psychodrama, a grief-stricken man and woman—a searing Willem Dafoe and Cannes best actress winner Charlotte Gainsbourg—retreat to their cabin deep in the woods after the accidental death of their infant son, only to find terror and violence at the hands of nature and, ultimately, each other. But this most confrontational work yet from one of contemporary cinema’s most controversial artists is no mere provocation. It is a visually sublime, emotionally ravaging journey to the darkest corners of the possessed human mind; a disturbing battle of the sexes that pits rational psychology against age-old superstition; and a profoundly effective horror film.
High-definition digital master, approved by director Lars von Trier and supervised by director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Audio commentary featuring von Trier and film scholar Murray Smith
Video interviews with von Trier and actors Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg
Collection of seven video pieces delving into the production of Antichrist through interviews with von Trier and key members of his filmmaking team, as well as behind-the-scenes footage
Chaos Reigns at the Cannes Film Festival, a documentary on the film’s world premiere, along with press interviews with Dafoe and Gainsbourg
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Ian Christie
Cover by Neil Kellerhouse
Criterion Website – https://www.criterion.com/
“Antichrist” Blu-Ray – https://www.criterion.com/films/27524-antichris
Patreon Picks "Hellboy" Streaming Review (VUDU)
FROM THE DARK SIDE TO OUR SIDE.
In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. The Allies raid the camp where the ceremony is taking place, but not before a demon - Hellboy - has already been conjured. Joining the Allied forces, Hellboy eventually grows to adulthood, serving the cause of good rather than evil.
“Hellboy” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Hellboy-Directors-Cut-Blu-ray-Perlman/dp/B000OT6V00/
Dustin Mills Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/Dwmills/posts
The VHS Voyage "Transmutations" VHS Review (Vestron Video)
A HORRIBLE EXPERIMENT. A CRIMINAL EMPIRE. ONE THING IN COMMON...
When high class hooker Nicole is kidnapped from her brothel, Rich businessman Hugo Motherskille hires her ex love Roy Bain to find her. Investigating the disappearance, he eventually finds traces that lead to Dr. Savary, who has produced a strange white powder that's coveted by a race of deformed human beings who live in the underworld in the sewers below the city.
“Transmutations” VHS – https://www.amazon.com/Transmutations-VHS-Denholm-Elliott/dp/6301007832/
Pick a Movie "Retreat" DVD Review
NO NEIGHBOURS. NO HELP. NO ESCAPE.
Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.
“Retreat” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Retreat-Marilyn-Mantle/dp/B006ISJR7U/
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For anyone who is or has become a patron in December you will be entered to win a Tempe prize pack. 2 winners will be chosen in January.
Bloody Birthday – 1981 – Ed Hunt
The Wedding Party – 1969 – Brian De Palma
Greetings – 1968 – Brian De Palma
Hi, Mom! – 1970 – Brian De Palma
Last Action Hero – 1993 – John McTiernan
Mausoleum – 1983 – Michael Dugan
The House That Screamed – 1970 – Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
Antichrist – 2009 – Lars von Trier
Hellyboy – 2004 – Guillermo del Toro
Transmutations – 1985 – George Pavlou
Retreat – 2011 – Carl Tibbetts