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"Deadly Manor" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
An old, dark house... A maniac on the loose... An orgy of bloodlust! All the hallmarks of late master of Spanish macabre José Ramón Larraz (Edge of the Axe, Vampyres) are present and correct in 1990's Deadly Manor - the final horror movie from one of the genre's most unheralded filmmakers. Whilst en route to a lake, a group of youngsters make an unscheduled stop-off at a remote, seemingly abandoned mansion where they plan to spend the night. But the property is full of foreboding signs - a blood-stained car wreck in the garden, coffins in the basement, scalps in the closet, and photographs of a beautiful but mysterious woman adorning every corner of the house. Before daybreak, the group will unwittingly uncover the strange and terrifying truth that lurks behind the walls of this dreadful place. The last in a trio of transcontinental slice-and-dice co-productions helmed by Larraz towards the end of the 80s (all of which which he directed under the anglicized moniker of Joseph Braunstein), Deadly Manor - released on VHS in the US under the title Savage Lust - is a fitting capper to the director's prolific career in fear, now finally unearthed for the first time on Blu-ray.
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Deadly Manor” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/deadly-manor-blu-ray
"Silver Bullet" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
Stephen King's Masterful Werewolf Novelette Comes Alive!
In Stephen King's thrilling adaptation of his novelette, Cycle Of The Werewolf, a peaceful town is suddenly terrorized by a maniacal killer. The townsfolk think a madman is on the loose, but a wheelchair-bound 13-year-old (Corey Haim, The Lost Boys) knows the truth ... a werewolf is on the hunt. With the help of his Uncle Red (Gary Busey, Lethal Weapon), young Marty Coslaw sets out to stop the half-man/half-beast before he sinks his teeth into another innocent victim. Now, time is ticking ... and the full moon is about to rise.
NEW Audio Commentary With Producer Martha De Laurentiis
NEW Cutting To The Bone – An Interview With Editor Daniel Loewenthal
NEW A Little Private Justice – An Interview With Actor Kent Broadhurst
The Wolf Within – An Interview With Actor Everett McGill
Full Moon Fever – The Effects Of Silver Bullet – An Interview With Special Effects Artists Matthew Mungle And Michael McCracken
Audio Commentary With Director Daniel Attias
Isolated Score Selections And Audio Interview With Composer Jay Chattaway
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Silver Bullet” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/silver-bullet-collector-s-edition?product_id=7253
"The Doctor and the Devil's" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
Murder was just the beginning...
“A gothic thriller!” – The Hollywood Reporter
Based on Dylan Thomas' original screenplay, this shocking horror-thriller stars Timothy Dalton as Thomas Rock, a brilliant young anatomy professor in 1820s Edinburgh. At first accepting only the cadavers provided him for study – those of a few hanged criminals per year – Rock eventually recruits two grave robbers (Jonathan Pryce and Stephen Rea) to secure a better supply of corpses. Coming to the gory conclusion that they will earn more the "fresher" the corpses, the two begin committing murder and delivering warm bodies to the doctor's lecture chambers. Also starring Julian Sands, Patrick Stewart and Twiggy, The Doctor and the Devils brings classic chills from start to finish!
Commentary With Author And Film Historian Steve Haberman
New Interview With Executive Producer Mel Brooks, Producer Jonathan Sanger And Former Brooksline Development Executive Randy Auerbach
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“The Doctor and the Devils” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-doctor-and-the-devils?product_id=3427
"Demons" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (Synapse Films)
From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes the horrific Heavy Metal splatter film classic, DEMONS! Presented in a stunning new high-definition transfer and re-mastered audio! A strange masked man offers tickets to a horror movie sneak preview at the mysterious Metropol cinema. When a patron is accidentally scratched by a prop displayed in the lobby, she transforms into a flesh-ripping demon! One by one, the audience members mutate into horrible creatures hell-bent on destroying the world. Can anyone escape this gory orgy of terror? A strange masked man offers tickets to a horror movie sneak preview at the mysterious Metropol cinema. When a patron is accidentally scratched by a prop displayed in the lobby, she transforms into a flesh-ripping demon! One by one, the audience members mutate into horrible creatures hell-bent on destroying the world. Can anyone escape this gory orgy of terror? Features an amazing soundtrack of 80s rock/heavy metal by Billy Idol, Scorpions, Motley Crue, Accept, Saxon and MORE!
Disc Extras: (forregular edition only)
- Theatrical Trailer
- Newly translated optional English SDH subtitles
Synapse Films – https://synapse-films.com/
“Demons” Blu-Ray Standard Edition – https://synapse-films.com/dvds/horror/demons-movie-only-version-blu-ray/
"Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (Synapse Films)
WHEN VIOLENCE DEMANDS REVENGE…
THE EXPLOITATION ACTION CLASSIC FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU THE EVIL DEAD AND EVIL DEAD 2!
Vietnam, 1969. War is Hell. For Marine Sergeant Jack Stryker (Brian Schulz), however, Hell is just the beginning. Trapped outside a Viet Cong village, Stryker takes two bullets to the leg. Sent home from the war, he discovers his ex-girlfriend (Cheryl Hausen) has been kidnapped by a religious cult with a vicious Manson-like leader (played by THE EVIL DEAD and SPIDER-MAN trilogy director, Sam Raimi). Stryker teams up with some marine friends to form an assassination squad and annihilate the gang of crazed killers.
Synapse Films is proud to present THOU SHALT NOT KILL… EXCEPT in an all-new 2K high-definition transfer from the original negative. Directed by Josh Becker, this “must-see” (Detroit Free Press) cult classic features many of the people responsible for THE EVIL DEAD, including co-writer Bruce Campbell, writer/producer Scott Spiegel, composer Joseph LoDuca, and actor Ted Raimi.
All-New High-Definition 2K Digital Restoration from the Original Negative
The Original Super 8mm Short film, STRYKER’S WAR Short Film, starring Bruce Campbell!
Made in Michigan: The Making of THOU SHALT NOT KILL… EXCEPT - Featurette
Two Audio Commentaries Featuring Director Josh Becker, Bruce Campbell and Star Brian Schulz
All-New Video Interview with Bruce Campbell
Deleted Scene with Optional Director’s Commentary
Alternate Title Sequence
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible Cover Artwork
Synapse Films – https://synapse-films.com/
“Thou Shalt Not Kill…Except” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://synapse-films.com/dvds/thou-shalt-not-kill-except-blu-raydvd-combo/
"Too Scared to Scream" Blu-Ray Review (Scorpion Releasing)
Blu-ray includes a limited edition slipcover while supplies last.
Two NY detectives have to solve multiple killings occuring in a New York apartment building. Who is killing the tenants? This thriller is directed by actor Tony Lo Bianco.
Starring Mike Conners, Ann Archer, Ian McShane, Leon Issac Kennedy, John Heard
Special Features: New HD master, New interview with director Tony Lo Bianco and Leon Isaac Kennedy
Scorpion Releasing // 1985 // 99 Minutes // Rated R // Color // English // Region A
“Too Scared to Scream” Blu-Ray – https://roninflix.com/products/too-scared-to-scream
"Horror House on Highway 5" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
A mysterious killer, wearing a Nixon mask, terrorizes and murders a young couple. A professor assigns his students a project investigating the strange events connected to a possibly dead Nazi scientist, Dr. Fredrick Bartholomew. The doctor's assistant kidnaps students, holding them hostage and torturing them. Meanwhile, Nixon stalks the night!
One of the most confusing and compelling homemade horror films ever made, future music video director Richard Casey's debut feature film, shot over years on nights and weekends, is a delirious collage of oddball gore, ludicrous plot twists, and a general milieu of weirdness unlike anything else in cinema history. Newly restored from original 16mm vault elements, Vinegar Syndrome presents one of the quintessential cult movies of the 80s officially on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time anywhere in the world.
Directed by: Richard Casey
Actors: Phil Therrien, Max Manthey, Irene F., Michael Castagnolia, Susan Leslie, Richard Meltzer, Steve DeVorkin, Ronald Reagan
1985 / 88 minutes / Color / 1.85:1
All extras on both formats
Region free Blu-ray and DVD combo pack
Scanned and restored in 2k from 16mm archival elements
"Return to Horror House on Highway 5" - making of featurette
Commentary track with director Richard Casey
"Beach Party with Vom" - music video directed by Richard Casey (the impetus for Horror House on Highway 5)
Alternate full frame presentation of Horror House on Highway 5
Reversible cover artwork by Kevin Thomas
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Horror House on Highway Five” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/horror-house-on-highway-5?_pos=1&_sid=72afd6d66&_ss=r
"A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge" Blu-Ray Review
So kids on Elm street think they've seen the last of Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund)? Well, nite-nite, hotties! The dream fiend is back with a vengeance in A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2 : Freddy's Revenge. His plan: possess the mind and body of the new kid on the block so he can wreak havoc in the real world!
A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
Â·Freddy On 8th Street
Â·Heroes And Villains
Â·The Male Witch
Â·Psycho Sexual Circus
“A Nightmare on Elm Street” Blu-Ray Boxset – https://www.amazon.com/Nightmare-Street-Collection-Original-Blu-ray/dp/B00AZ7V0W0/
"The Return of Godzilla" Blu-Ray Review
The Return of Godzilla
30 years after his original attack on Tokyo Godzilla is back. A reporter investigates the disappearance of a ship. He finds the ship and discovers that all the hands have been killed by a giant sea louse except for one. He then tells the reporter that the ship was attacked by Godzilla (Gojira). Fearing a panic, the Japanese government then takes the survivor into custody to keep him from revealing that Godzilla has returned. However, a Soviet nuclear submarine is destroyed and the situation puts them and the United States on the brink of nuclear war, until the Japanese decide to come clean and admit that it was Godzilla. Soon the Japan and the rest of the world are on red alert as they wait for Godzilla to begin his rampage anew.
With a higher budget and more advanced special effects than any previous film in the series, THE RETURN OF GODZILLA returns Japan's greatest monster to his intended role as an epic force of destruction and the film's spectacular success re-launched the Godzilla franchise after nearly a decade in suspended animation.Unfortunately for North American audiences, this direct sequel to the original 1954 feature film has previously only been available in a highly edited version that cut over twenty minutes of original footage and effects, changed key plot points and altered the dark dramatic tone and narrative by inserting additional scenes and humor in an attempt to "Americanize" the film. But now, at long last, the acclaimed kaiju masterpiece finally hits American shores in all its uncut original glory!Get ready for the biggest Godzilla epic that you've never seen as Kraken Releasing proudly presents the complete and unedited THE RETURN OF GODZILLA!
Special Features: Scene Select, Theatrical Promo. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
“The Return of Godzilla” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Return-Godzilla-Blu-ray-Koji-Hashimoto/dp/B01FZ8I7R4/
"Tenement" Blu-Ray Review (Shriek Show)
Slaughter in the South Bronx! The game is played with knives, guns, drugs and sex… There can only be one winner! New HD film transfer from the original 35mm negative! Classic 80 s exploitation from cult director Roberta Findlay, the mistress of mayhem! Too violent to be rated! The sordid story of a South Bronx apartment building ruled by a gang of crazed, junkie punks. After witnessing the miscreants shooting up heroin and munching on rats, apartment resident Hector gets fed up and calls the cops on the band of basement squatter low-lifes. The police haul them in but justice, unsurprisingly, does not prevail. Immediately upon their release, the gang returns with only one thing on their drug-damaged minds- revenge! Their plan is simple- a hostile takeover of the tenement. With their unique brand of terrorism, torture and slaughter, they plot to pay back every tenant, one floor at a time. Also known as Slaughter in The South Bronx, this notorious urban shocker was slapped with an X rating for its graphic depictions of violence! Special Features: Interview and audio commentary by director Roberta Findlay, Original Trailer, TV and Radio Spots, Photo Gallery.
laughter in the South Bronx! The game is played with knives, guns, drugs and sex… There can only be one winner! New HD film transfer from the original 35mm negative! Classic 80 s exploitation from cult director Roberta Findlay, the mistress of mayhem! Too violent to be rated! The sordid story of a South Bronx apartment building ruled by a gang of crazed, junkie punks. After witnessing the miscreants shooting up heroin and munching on rats, apartment resident Hector gets fed up and calls the cops on the band of basement squatter low-lifes. The police haul them in but justice, unsurprisingly, does not prevail. Immediately upon their release, the gang returns with only one thing on their drug-damaged minds- revenge! Their plan is simple- a hostile takeover of the tenement. With their unique brand of terrorism, torture and slaughter, they plot to pay back every tenant, one floor at a time. Also known as Slaughter in The South Bronx, this notorious urban shocker was slapped with an X rating for its graphic depictions of violence!
Special Features: Interview and audio commentary by director Roberta Findlay, Original Trailer, TV and Radio Spots, Photo Gallery.
Media Blasters – http://media-blasters.com/
“Tenement” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Tenement-Survival-blu-ray-Jorge-Baqueiro/dp/B072RC15YC/
"The Oracle" DVD Review (Shriek Show)
A power that is ancient.
Moving into an apartment formerly occupied by an old gypsy medium, Jennifer (Caroline Capers Powers) and her husband (Roger Neil) discover 'The Oracle' which the gypsy used to communicate with the dead. Before long, Jennifer is contacted by the ghost of a murdered man, who is seeking revenge on his killers, his wife's lover, and a psychotic transvestite lesbian assassin (Pam La Testa). Soon Jennifer is deeply obsessed with this unearthly power. Battling possession as the tormented spirit terrorizes and manipulates her into investigating his death, Jennifer finds herself directly in the path of a violent and dark force.
Interview and audio commentary with director Roberta Findlay
Media Blasters – http://media-blasters.com/
“The Oracle” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Oracle-Caroline-Capers-Powers/dp/B00076ON1E/
"Screamplay" DVD Review (Troma Entertainment)
Writing a killer script can be grisly murder!
The Troma Team is proud to present Screamplay, the story of aspiring screenwriter Edgar Allen (Rufus B. Seder) as he arrives in Hollywood carrying his most valuable possessions: a battered suitcase and a typewriter. Edgar Allen's best attribute is his wild imagination. He imagines scenes so vividly for the murder mystery he is writing that they seem to come to life...and they do! As mysterious gruesome murders pile up, Edgar Allen must confront aging actresses, rock stars and the police in a bleak setting of broken dreams and hideously broken bodies in Hollywood.
As the line between reality and imagination becomes more blurred, Edgar Allen, convinced the only way to be a real writer is to suffer, is driven slowly mad. With an appearance by legendary underground writer, director and actor George Kuchar ("the Mongreloid") as Martin, Screamplay is the violent terror fest that takes Hollywood by the throat and strangles it...but always with style and art!
Commentary by director Rufus B. Seder
Featurette on Rufus B. Seder's revolutionary "Lifetiles" art technique, displayed in airports, civic centers and museums across the country!
A special introduction by Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma and creator of the Toxic Avenger
Troma-tic theatrical trailer for Tales From the Crapper
"Make You Own Damn Movie" Film School in a Box!
An intriguing and informative interview with Hollywood legend and Underground director Vincent Sherman (All Through the Night, Mr. Skeffington)!
Special tribute to Rue Morgue Magazine!
Troma Entertainment – https://www.troma.com/
“Screamplay” DVD – https://www.tromadirect.com/shop/dvd/screamplay-dvd/
"Come and See" DVD Review (Kino Lorber)
This widely acclaimed film from Soviet director Elem Klimov is a stunning, senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in Belarus, teenage Flyora (Aleksei Kravchenko, in one of the screen’s most searing depictions of anguish since Renée Falconetti’s Joan of Arc) eagerly joins the Russian resistance. Rather than the adventure and glory he envisioned, what he finds is a waking nightmare of unimaginable carnage and cruelty—rendered with a feverish, otherworldly intensity by Klimov’s subjective camerawork and expressionistic sound design. Nearly suppressed by Soviet censors who took eight years to approve its script, COME AND SEE is perhaps the most visceral, impossible-to-forget antiwar film ever made.
Criterion Channel – https://www.criterionchannel.com/
“Come and See” Streaming Criterion – https://www.criterionchannel.com/videos/come-and-see
"Gretel and Hansel" Theater Review
A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
“Gretel and Hansel” Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GandHMovie/
"Return to Oz" Blu-Ray (Disney Club Exclusive)
If you loved THE WIZARD OF OZ, you'll love accompanying Dorothy on this second thrilling adventure based on L. Frank Baum's "Oz" books! Dorothy finds herself back in the land of her dreams ... and makes delightful new friends (like Tik Tok, Jack Pumpkinhead, and the Gump) ... and dangerous new enemies (the creepy Wheelers, the head-hunting Princess Mombi, and the evil Nome King). With every twist in the yellow brick road, you'll find awesome new surprises and special effects that will astound you!
Disney Club – https://disneymovieclub.go.com/magic
“Return to Oz” Blu-Ray – https://disneymovieclub.go.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/DMCProductSummaryView
Hammer Time Episode 39 "Lust for a Vampire" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
Her embrace is the kiss of death!
"The production values [are] great ... and visually, the film [is] as beautiful as the women who starred in it." – The Telltale Mind
A mysterious man performs the rites of black magic ... bringing the notorious female vampire Carmilla Karnstein back to life. Looking to quench her bloodlust for the fairer sex, she enrolls at an exclusive girl's school as the young debutante Mircalla (Yutte Stensgaard), and begins to feast on her fellow students as well as indulging in her unholy desires for a teacher ... With the death toll mounting at both the school and the nearby village, can anyone stop Carmilla's evil ways?
NEW 4K Scan Of The Negative – Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 And 1.85:1
NEW Audio Commentary By Author/Film Historian Bruce Hallenbeck
NEW Interview With Actress Mel Churcher
Audio Commentary By Director Jimmy Sangster, Star Suzanna Leigh, And Hammer Films Historian Marcus Hearn
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Lust for a Vampire” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/lust-for-a-vampire?product_id=7104
Hammer Horror Letterboxd – https://letterboxd.com/mrparka/list/hammer-time-season-3/
Season 4 Letterboxd Schedule – https://letterboxd.com/mrparka/list/season-4-mrparkas-weekly-reviews-and-update/
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Deadly Manor – 1990 – José Ramón Larraz
Silver Bullet –1985 – Daniel Attias
The Doctor and the Devils – 1985 – Freddie Francis
Demons – 1985 – Lamberto Bava
Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except – 1985 – Josh Becker
Stryker’s War – 1980 – Josh Becker
Too Scared to Scream – 1985 – Tony Lo Bianco
Horror House on Highway Five – 1985 – Richard Casey
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge – 1985 – Jack Sholder
The Return of Godzilla – 1984 – Koji Hashimoto
Tenement – 1985 – Roberta Findlay
The Oracle – 1985 – Roberta Findlay
Screamplay – 1985 – Rufus Butler Seder
Come and See – 1985 – Elem Klimov
Gretel and Hansel – 2020 – Oz Perkins
Return to Oz – 1985 – Walter Murch
Lust for a Vampire – 1971 – Jimmy Sangster