“D.O.A. – A Right of Passage” Review – 1:44
“Pulp” Review – 8:49
“Frames of Fear” Review – 13:33
“Pick-Up” Review – 19:00
“Red Dawn” Review – 24:08
“Big Wednesday” Review – 29:33
“Brawl in Cell Block 99” Review – 36:50
The Weekly Western – “El Topo” Review – 44:23
Contest – 51:12
Q&A – 52:40
Update – 55:00
"D.O.A. - A Right to Passage" DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Review (MVD Revind)
Classic punk rockumentary following the Sex Pistols 1978 tour, available for the first time!
D.O.A.: A RIGHT OF PASSAGE is the ground-breaking classic "rockumentary" about the origin of punk rock. Centered around the Sex Pistols 1978 tour of the United States which ended with the group breaking up, the tour was the only one the Pistols played in the United States. Director Lech Kowalski (East of Paradise) followed the band with handheld cameras through the clubs and bars of their seven-city U.S. tour. Mixing this with footage of other contemporary bands, trends in the fashion capitals and punks of all shapes and colors, Kowalski captured a grainy, stained snapshot of the punk movement at its peak (which includes the now famous footage of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen in bed) along with rare interview and concert footage of the late seventies punk rock music scene. With live performances by the Sex Pistols, The Dead Boys, Generation X (with Billy Idol), The Rich Kids, the X-Ray Spex, and Sham 69, along with additional music from The Clash, Iggy Pop, this iconic documentary is now available for the first time ever on disc!
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the main feature
Original 2.0 Mono Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
12 page booklet with liner notes written by John Holmstrom, founding editor of PUNK Magazine
'Dead On Arrival: The Punk Documentary That Almost Never Was' - A feature length documentary about the making of D.O.A. A Rite of Passage produced by award-winning filmmaker (and former MTV Senior Producer) Richard Schenkman (HD)
2-Sided Poster included
Original Theatrical Trailer
Limited Edition Retro 'Video Store Style' Slipcover / O-Card (First Pressing Only)
Rare Sex Pistols photo gallery
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"Pulp" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
A year after they'd created one of the defining British gangster pictures with Get Carter, three Michaels - writer-director Mike Hodges, producer Michael Klinger and star Michael Caine - reunited for another crime picture, albeit with a more oddball flavour... Caine plays Mickey King, a successful pulp novelist responsible for such titles as My Gun Is Long and The Organ Grinder, who is invited to ghost-write the autobiography of a mystery celebrity. His client turns out to be a former actor, played by Mickey Rooney, well-known for his gangster roles and real-life gangster connections - but death is around the corner, and King finds his commission to be a lot more complicated than he first imagined. A favourite of J.B. Ballard, Pulp has long existed in the shadow of its predecessor. Tonally, it could not be more different - Get Carter never had the time for sight gags and one-liners - but it's a real gem in its own right and fully deserving of a wider audience. This brand-new restoration from Arrow Films aims to right that wrong.
Interview with Director
Trailer and more
Arrow Website – http://www.arrowvideo.com/
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"Frames of Fear" DVD Review (Sub Rosa Studios)
Shot on Video horrors!
"The midnight hour has arrived. Turn on your TV, lock your windows, bolt your doors, hold your crucifix close and most importantly, say your prayers... for its time for FRAMES OF FEAR, where our groovy ghoul Festering Frank is waiting to tear the scream from your throat! Gaze on in horror as your eyes and your sanity are assaulted with 6 horrific tales of madness that will send you screaming for the grave! With bloodcurdling tales of psychotic prowlers, wrathful wrestlers, voracious video games, zany zombies and deadly dummies. FRAMES OF FEAR is a splattery slice of slaughteriffic shot on video horror! A new, unforgettable classick of camcorder carnage! Experience all of this insanity and more in the horror anthology that will scare the soul right out of you! Watch FRAMES OF FEAR if you dare!"
Sub Rosa Studios Website – http://www.srscinema.com/subrosa/
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"Pick-Up" DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents PICK-UP, the second release in our new Limited Edition Sexploitation Signature Series. This Blu-ray/DVD combo is strictly limited to 2,000 units.
Carol and Maureen have just been picked up by Chuck, a young man driving a giant mobile home through the Florida Everglades. After getting caught in a rainstorm and finding themselves stranded in the wilderness, their senses of reality begin to diminish as the trio of travelers find themselves engulfed in a dreamlike world of sensual delights, with an ever increasing threat of violence…
Director/cinematographer Bernard Hirschenson’s ode to mysticism is a surreal and erotic trip which stars Gini Eastwood, Jill Senter, and Alan Long. Originally titled PAZUZU, Vinegar Syndrome brings this under-seen visual feast to Blu-ray, newly restored to its original cut. Also included is the home video premier of Hirschenson and Jerald Intrator’s long lost groundbreaking sexploitation film, THE ORGY AT LIL’S PLACE, restored from vault elements discovered at The American Genre Film Archive.
Directed by: Bernard Hirschenson
1973 / 79 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR
Starring: Gini Eastwood, Jill Senter, Alan Long
• Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo pack
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 35mm original camera negative
• Commentary track with: Bernard Hirschenson (director)
• “Orgy at Lil’s Place” (1963) – bonus feature film co-produced & photographed by Bernard Hirschenson
• Interview with Bernard Hirschenson
• Audio interview with co-star Gini Eastwood
• Original theatrical trailer
• Teaser trailer
• Alternate Crown International opening & ending credits
• Promo gallery for ORGY AT LIL’S PLACE
• Reversible cover with PAZUZU artwork
• English SDH Subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome Site – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
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"Red Dawn" Blu-Ray Review (Shout! Select)
From legendary writer-director John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Conan The Barbarian) comes the tale of what-could-have-been, had the Cold War gone another way.
When Communist paratroopers descend on a Colorado high school football field, a group of the school's students wages an all-out guerilla war to save their town — and their country. Featuring an all-star cast, including Patrick Swayze (Road House), Charlie Sheen (Platoon), Lea Thompson (Back To The Future), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing), Powers Boothe (Tombstone) and Harry Dean Stanton (Alien), Red Dawn "comes up like thunder" (New York Post)!
Why We Love It
“Red Dawn is an entertaining 80s action/war film, with a unique premise and a good deal of flag-waving patriotism and heart. Whether you consider it a guilty pleasure or not, it’s just a damn fun film. One could certainly wish for a new film scan, but Shout’s done a solid job here with the resources they had available, and the new documentary is worth your time.” – Bill Hunt, The Digital Bits
“…comes with some great bonus content, including an hour-ten retrospective documentary with all new interviews with a few people involved in the production of the film. Another area where the Shout! Select release of the film excels over the MGM release is the audio options. With two tracks to choose from, Red Dawn sounds better on home video than ever before.” – Shawn Savage, The Liberal Dead
“I love Red Dawn. I love the action, the story, and the performances. As you can see here, it looks good and should be a welcomed edition to anyone who wants to see a really awesome movie from a really cool time.” – Chuck Conry, Zombies Don’t Run
NEW "A Look Back At Red Dawn" – A 70 Minute Feature Including Brand-New Stories From Co-Star Doug Toby, Casting Director Jane Jenkins, Production Designer Jackson DeGovia And Editor Thom Noble
Archival Featurette: "Red Dawn Rising"
Archival Featurette: "Training For WWIII"
Archival Featurette: "Building The Red Menace"
Archival Featurette: "WWIII Comes To Town"
Original Theatrical Trailer
Shout Factory! Website - https://www.shoutfactory.com/
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"Big Wednesday" Streaming Review (Vudu)
Matt Johnson, Jack Barlow, and Leroy Smith are three young California surfers in the 1960s. At first reveling in the carefree life of beaches, girls, and waves, they eventually must face the fact that the world is changing, becoming more complex, less answerable by simple solutions. Ultimately the Vietnam war interrupts their idyll, leaving them to wonder if they will survive until "Big Wednesday," the mythical day when the greatest, cleanest, most transcendent wave of all will come. Written by Jim Beaver - From IMDb
Taglines: Three friends. Twelve Turbulent Years. And One Day We All Must Face.
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"Brawl in Cell Block 99" Blu-Ray Review
A former boxer named Bradley loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to expire. At this crossroads in his life, he feels that he has no better option than to work for an old buddy as a drug courier. This improves his situation until the terrible day that he finds himself in a gunfight between a group of police officers and his own ruthless allies. When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground. From the director of Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99 stars Vince Vaughn (Hacksaw Ridge), Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), Udo Kier (Blade) and Don Johnson (“Miami Vice”).
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The Weekly Western - "El Topo" Blu-Ray Review
\It was the landmark cult film that began the whole Midnight Movie phenomena of the counterculture crazy 1970s. EL TOPO was the most talked about, most controversial quasi-Western head trip ever made, transforming the way risk-taking audiences, seeking mainstream Hollywood alternatives, watched edgy underground films. Classic Americana and avant-garde European cinema sensibilities meet Zen Buddhism and the Bible as master gunfighter and cosmic mystic El Topo (played by writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky) must defeat his four sharp-shooting rivals on an ever-increasingly bizarre path to allegorical self-enlightenment and surreal resurrection.
El Topo original theatrical trailer
Original script exerpts
El Topo photo gallery
On camera interview with Alejandro Jodorowsky
Feature commentary by Alejandro Jodorowsky
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1. Get Carter
2. Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes
3. Last House on Massacre Street/ Wild Little Bunch
4. Cheerleader’s Wild Weekend
7. Time After Time
8. Valdez is Coming
9. Vigilante Force
10. Revenge of the Ninja
11. Enter the Ninja
12. The Long Goodbye
13. Cannon for Cordoba
15. If They Move . . . Kill 'Em!: The Life and TImes of Sam Peckinpah
16. Warren Oates: A Wild Life
17. Italian Gothic Horror Films 1970-1979
D.O.A. – A Right to Passage – 1980 – Lech Kowalski
Pulp – 1972 – Mike Hodges
Frames of Fear – 2016 – Hayden Hall/Tony Masiello/Richard Mogg/Tony Newton/Joe Sherlock/Brad Twigg
Pick-Up – 1975 – Bernard Hirschenson
Red Dawn – 1984 – John Milius
Big Wednesday – 1978 – John Milius
Brawl in Cell Block 99 – 2017 – S. Craig Zahler
El Topo – 1970 – Alejandro Jodorowsky