“One Missed Call” Review– 0:28
“One Missed Call 2” Review – 5:55
“One Missed Call 3: Final” Review –10:01
“Come to Daddy” Review – 15:26
“Before the Night is Over” Review – 20:53
“Runaway Train” Review – 26:28
“The Art of Self-Defense” Review – 34:46
“Lifeforce” Dive into 85’ Review – 42:52
“Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning” Dive into 85’ Review– 51:34
“Night Train to Terror” Dive into 85’ Review – 1:01:19
“Biohazard” Dive into 85’ Review – 1:09:10
“Cat’s Eye” Dive into 85’ Review – 1:15:55
“Vampire Hunter D” Dive into 85’ Review with Jeremy – 1:24:34
Hammer Time “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb” Review with Jeremy – 1:37:19
Questions – 1:51:43
Answers – 1:53:57
Question of the Week, “Worst horror film from 1985?”– 2:00:12
Update – 2:00:29
"One Missed Call Trilogy" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
An iconic trilogy of J-horror films comes to Blu-ray for the first time! Tapping into the same brand of terror as the Ring and Grudge movies, visionary director Takashi Miike (Audition, Blade of the Immortal) presents a modern, high-tech twist on that mainstay of Japanese folklore, the yurei or vengeful spirit, in the form of its own iconic antihero - the terrifying Mimiko. In the first installment in the trilogy, 2003's One Missed Call, student Yoko (Anna Nagata, Battle Royale) receives a phone message from her future self, ending with her own death scream. Two days later, she dies in a horrific rail collision. As the mysterious phone curse spreads, claiming more young lives, Yoko's friend Yumi (Ko Shibasaki, Battle Royale, 47 Ronin) joins forces with detective Hiroshi (Shinichi Tsutsumi, Space Battleship Yamato), whose sister met the same gruesome fate. But can they unravel the mystery before the clock runs out on the next victim - Yumi herself? Mimiko's curse continues to wreak bloody havoc in two sequels - 2005's One Missed Call 2 and 2006's One Missed Call: Final, in addition to spawning a TV series and an American remake. This lavish collection from Arrow Video gathers together the original trilogy and a swathe of in-depth bonus features for the ultimate spine-tingling experience.
High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations
Lossless Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks
Optional English subtitles
New audio commentary on One Missed Call by Miike biographer Tom Mes
The Making of One Missed Call, an hour-long archival documentary on the film’s production
Archival interviews on One Missed Call with actors Ko Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi and Kazue Fukiishi, and director Takashi Miike
Archival interview on One Missed Call with director Takashi Miike
Archival footage from the One Missed Call premiere
Live or Die TV special
A Day with the Mizunuma Family
One Missed Call alternate ending
The Making of One Missed Call 2, a half-hour archival documentary on the film’s production
Gomu, a short film by One Missed Call 2 director Renpei Tsukamoto
One Missed Call 2 deleted scenes
One Missed Call 2 music video
The Making of One Missed Call: Final, an hour-long archival documentary on the film’s production
Maki and Meisa, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on One Missed Call: Final with actresses Maki Horikita and Meisa Kuroki
Behind the Scenes with Keun-Suk Jang, an archival featurette with One Missed Call: Final’s South Korean star
The Love Story, a short film tie-in for One Missed Call: Final
Candid Mimiko, an archival location tour with the series’ iconic villain
Theatrical trailers and TV spots
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“One Missed Call Trilogy” Blu-Ray Set – https://mvdshop.com/products/one-missed-call-trilogy-blu-ray
"Come to Daddy" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime Rental)
After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.
“Come to Daddy” Amazon Prime Rental – https://www.amazon.com/Come-Daddy-Elijah-Wood/dp/B0847SG666/
"Before the Night is Over" Screener Review
WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE TO LIVE FOREVER?
When Samantha loses her parents in an accident, she is sent to live with her aunt who runs a bordello. Inside she will find not only the passions of those who live there, but also unlock the secrets to a series of violent murders.
“Before the Night is Over” Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/NightIsOver/
Scorpio Films – http://scorpiofilmreleasing.squarespace.com/
Patreon Review "Runaway Train" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Films)
DESPERATE AND DETERMINED TO SURVIVE
Two convicts break out of Stonehaven Prison in the dead of winter, boarding a freight train with the intention of getting as far away as possible before their notoriously sadistic warden finds out. But the brakes fail and the driver has a heart attack, sending hundreds of tons of metal hurtling through the snowy Alaskan wastes at terrifying and unstoppable speed.
Based on a script by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), with hardboiled prison slang added by real-life ex-con Edward Bunker (Mr Blue in Reservoir Dogs), this riveting thriller also boasts Oscar-nominated performances from Jon Voight and Eric Roberts – with Voight playing spectacularly against type as a criminal so vicious that he served much of his sentence welded into his cell.
Combining electrifying action with constant psychological tension (the only surviving member of the train crew is a young, inexperienced woman), Runaway Train is one of cinema's great thrill-rides.
High Definition transfer of the film prepared by MGM for the Cannes Film Festival premiere
High Definition Blu-ray presentation of the film
Original Uncompressed Stereo Audio
Optional English SDH Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Running on Empty – An Interview with director Andrei Konchalovsky
From Thespian to Fugitive – Star Jon Voight shares his memories of his Academy Award-nominated role
Sweet and Savage: Eric Roberts recalls his Academy Award-nominated performance
The Calm Before the Chaos – Co-star Kyle T. Heffner remembers Runaway Train
Trailer with commentary by Rod Lurie
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Joe Wilson
Arrow Films – https://arrowfilms.com/
“Runaway Train” Blu-Ray – https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/runaway-train-blu-ray/FCD1427
Patreon Review "The Art of Self-Defense" Streaming Review (Hulu)
Casey is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman fighting for her place in it.
“The Art of Self-Defense” Hulu Streaming – https://www.hulu.com/movie/the-art-of-self-defense-50a1948f-390f-4028-96b7-cd3897785672
"Lifeforce" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (Scream Factory)
“If you've never seen this mind-reeling schlocko sci-fi spectacular, then hang on to your brains. Great fun.” – Time Out Film Guide
From the director of Poltergeist and the co-writer of Alien comes a thrilling sci-fi adventure of explosive action and pulse-pounding suspense! With mind-blowing special effects by Academy Award® winner John Dykstra (1977 – Visual Effects, Star Wars), Lifeforce is a gripping mélange of genres that’s “so bizarre, it’s fascinating” (Leonard Maltin)!
A mission to investigate Halley's Comet discovers an even stranger phenomenon: an alien spacecraft! Following a deadly confrontation, the aliens arrive on Earth, where their seductive leader begins a terrifying campaign to drain the lifeforce of everyone she encounters. Her victims, in turn, continue the cycle, and soon the entire planet is in mortal danger. And when the mission's sole survivor (Steve Railsback, The Stunt Man) sets out to destroy her, he comes face to face with the most charming – and horrifying – being he's ever known. Will he be able to destroy the lovely vampiress...or will he become yet another victim of her fatal charm?
Blu-ray Contains Both The Theatrical Cut And The Longer, Director Approved Cut
Audio Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper
Audio Commentary with Makeup Effects artist Nick Maley
New interviews with Mathilda May, Steve Railsback and Director Tobe Hooper
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Lifeforce” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/lifeforce?product_id=4075
"Friday the 13th: A New Beginning" Blu-Ray Review
Young Tommy Jarvis may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway house for troubled teens where he now lives, it seems like his nightmarish nemesis, Jason Voorhees, is back for more sadistic slaughters. But as things spiral out of control and the body count rises, Tommy begins to wonder if he’s become the killer he fears most.
Commentary by director/co-screenwriter Danny Steinmann with cast and crew
Lost Tales from Camp Blood - Part 5
The Crystal Lake Massacres Revisited Part II
New Beginnings: The Making of Friday the 13th: Part V A New Beginning
Original Theatrical Trailer
“Friday the 13th Collection” Blu-Ray Set – https://www.amazon.com/Friday-13th-Ultimate-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B077Y6R9W1/
"Night Train to Terror" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo (Vinegar Syndrome)
Aboard a fast moving train bound for Hell, God and Satan decide the fates of three unfortunate mortals. In HARRY, a fiendish killer keeps the horribly mutilated body parts of his countless victims in a diabolical tourture chamber. In GRETTA, a young woman, obsessed with death, takes part in an unspeakable ritual of Russian roulette. Finally in CLAIRE, a young woman and a Holocaust survivor are terrorized by the son of Satan! NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR comes to you on home video for the very first time in its original aspect ratio and restored in 2k from 35mm film elements.
Director: Jay Schlossberg-Cohen
Actors: Cameron Mitchell, Ferdy Mayne, John Phillip Law, Maurice Grandmaison, Richard Moll, Faith Clift, Merideth Haze, Sharon Ratcliff
1985 | Color | 93min | AR 1.85:1
Blu-ray & DVD Combo | Region Free | 1.85:1 AR | DTS-HD Master Audio
Restored in 2K from 35mm elements
Bonus feature film: GRETTA (DVD only / Sourced from 1" Master)
Interview with Producer/Director Jay Schlossberg-Cohen
Interview with Assistant Editor Wayne Schmidt
Commentary track by The Hysteria Continues
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Night Train to Terror” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/night-train-to-terror
"Biohazard" Blu-Ray Review (Retromedia)
Filmed over the course of two years, BIOHAZARD (1983-84) was Fred Olen Ray's follow up to his movie SCALPS and features much of the same cast and crew. This time around the creature was played by the director's 5 year old son, Chris Olen Ray. Genre favorites Angelique Pettyjohn (MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND, STAR TREK), Aldo Ray (THE GREEN BERETS) and Carroll Borland (MARK OF THE VAMPIRE) were pressed into service for added "name value". The end result was a campy, quirky "everything but the kitchen sink" monster fest!
Widescreen 1.85:1 from the original 35mm negative.
New Commentary Track with Fred Olen Ray moderated by filmmaker David DeCoteau
"Remembering BIOHAZARD 32 Years later" Video Documentary featuring Fred Olen Ray, Chris Olen Ray, Frank McDonald, Richard Hench, and David DeCoteau.
Scenes from the unfinished 35mm feature, BEYOND FEAR, starring Aldo Ray and Richard Harrison.
“Biohazard” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/BIOHAZARD-Special-Blu-Ray-Aldo/dp/B01N3JT9VN
"Cat's Eye" Blu-Ray Review
FOLLOW THE NEWEST CAT-AND-CREATURE GAME AS PLAYED THROUGH
Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny, an adulterous man who’s forced by his lover’s husband onto a building’s hazardous ledge. Finally, Amanda is threatened by an evil gnome who throws suspicion on the family cat.
Commentary with Director Lewis Teague
“Cat’s Eye” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Kings-Cats-Eye-Blu-ray/dp/B01KVKAE04/
"Vampire Hunter D" Blu-Ray Review
In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, a young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.
“Vampire Hunter D” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Hunter-Blu-ray-Artist-Provided/dp/B00WHZZAP6/
Hammer Time Episode 41 "Blood from the Mummy's Tomb" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
"Very engaging ... quite fulfilling ... it pulls you in [and] you can't help but find yourself entranced by it all." – The Telltale Mind
A British expedition in Egypt discovers the ancient sealed tomb of the evil Queen Tera. But when one of the archaeologists steals a mysterious ring from the corpse's severed hand, he unleashes a relentless curse upon his beautiful daughter. Is the voluptuous young woman now a reincarnation of the diabolical sorceress ... or has the curse of the mummy returned to reveal its horrific revenge?
Andrew Keir (Quatermass And The Pit) and the beautiful Valerie Leon (The Spy Who Loved Me) star in this supernatural shocker based on Bram Stoker's classic novel The Jewel Of The Seven Stars.
Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 And 1.85:1
NEW Audio Commentary With Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
NEW Interview With Sound Recordist Tony Dawe
NEW Interview With Camera Operator Neil Binney
The Pharaoh's Curse: Inside Blood From The Mummy's Tomb
Curse Of Blood From The Mummy's Tomb – Interviews With Star Valerie Leon And Screenwriter Christopher Wicking
Theatrical Trailers – U.S. And U.K.
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/blood-from-the-mummy-s-tomb?product_id=7157
Ask a Question/Answer a Question
Worst horror film from 1985?
One Missed Call – 2003 – Takashi Miike
One Missed Call 2 – 2005 – Renpei Tsukamoto
One Missed Call 3: Final – 2006 – Manabu Asô
Come to Daddy – 2019 – Ant Timpson
Before the Night is Over – 2020 – Richard Griffin
Runaway Train – 1985 – Andrei Konchalovsky
The Art of Self-Defense – 2019 – Riley Stearns
Lifeforce – 1985 – Tobe Hooper
Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning – 1985 – Danny Steinmann
Night Train to Terror – 1985 – John Carr/Phillip Marshak/Tom McGowan/Jay Schlossberg-Cohen/Gregg Tallas
Biohazard – 1985 – Fred Olen Ray
Cat’s Eye – 1985 – Lewis Teague
Vampire Hunter D – 1985 – Toyoo Ashida
Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb – 1971 – Michael Carreras/Seth Holt