“The Peanut Butter Solution”– 0:30
“The Bells of St. Mary’s” Review– 6:47
“Mommy/Mommy’s Day” Review – 13:16/20:43
“Raiga: God Of The Monsters” Review –24:48
“Spookies” Review – 29:46
“Unmasked Part 25” Review – 37:53
“Dead Residence” Review – 44:23
“The Irishman” Review – 48:29
“Dolemite is My Name” Review – 55:44
“Gwen” Review– 1:02:14
“Belzebuth” Review – 1:05:32
“Alléluia” Review – 1:10:08
“Housewife” Review – 1:15:34
“Evita” with Jeremy – 1:21:30
Hammer Time “The Horror of Frankenstein” and “One Million Years B.C.” – 1:31:52/1:45:52
Answers – 2:01:07
Question of the Week “Favorite Songs Inspired by Movies?” – 2:10:18
Update – 2:10:41
Top 50 of 2019 – 2:15:39
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror Podcast – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
Horrorphilia Network – https://www.horrorphilia.com/
Top 10 Horror of 2019 YouTube – https://youtu.be/MdiRWJiJBss
The Exploding Heads Podcast – https://www.horrorphilia.com/about/exploding-heads-horror-podcast/
"The Peanut Butter Solution" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
Written by MrParka
Severin Films introduces its new kid friendly line of releases with the wacky film “The Peanut Butter Solution”. Responsible for hundreds of cases of kinder trauma, this Canadian oddity is finally available on Blu-ray in the states.
Michael, a good natured kid decides to investigate a house that had recently burnt down. He is conned into entering the house by the way of a garbage shoot by his mischievous friend Connie. Michael suffers a terrible fright and fall after he sees something inside the house. The next morning, to his chagrin, Michael’s hair falls out. After being bullied at school, he decides to stay home. A few days pass and a pair of homeless people who died in the house fire invade his dreams and give him a solution to his problems... the peanut butter solution.
“The Peanut Butter Solution” has a crazy plot, outrageous characters, and an undeniable charm. At moments certain scenes and subplots could be accused of being nightmare fuel. One such subplot involves an eccentric art teacher kidnapping and turning his students into a child slave ring where they use Michael’s magic growing hair to make magic paint brushes. Other scenes, however, are purely sugary; nearly all the scenes with Susie, the older sister come off as such. Susie’s attempts at finding the missing kids with the help of Connie and a bag of sugar feel like they could be from any kids film at the time. While the previous mentioned subplot feels a little too dark, the mixture of the two makes for a unique viewing experience. One of the goofier gags in the film is of Susie walking around in her mother’s giant robe and preparing meals poorly while attempting to be a surrogate for the temporarily absent mother. The magical aspects of the film make for a nice touch and are sure to keep kids a little bit more invested and intrigued. The theme music is very well done and ends up taking space in your head longer than you may wish. It comes as a surprise that Celine Dion actually had a hand on some of the tracks in the film, which explains why it’s a tad catchy. “The Peanut Butter Solution” is much more interesting than a lot of its American counter parts and makes the perfect midnight movie for kids.
Severin Films has included some nice features along with two presentations of the film. The most interesting of the feature being “Human Beings Are The Same All Over: An Interview with Producer Rock Demers”. Producer Rock Demers has lived a very interesting life and career and this feature not only showcases that, but a wide variety of interesting family friendly movies he produced. Also included on the disc is a new Commentary with Rock Demers and Actor Matthew MacKay, Moderated by Filmmaker Ara Ball. Rounding out the disc are two more interviews one with actor Siluck Saysanasy and one with Paul Corupe an expert on Canadian Kids Film.
If you were a child in the ‘80s, you were likely traumatized for life by repeated viewings of this on cable or VHS. If you’ve never seen it, nothing can prepare you for the damage that awaits your psyche: For our premiere release, Severin Kids presents the “notoriously strange and creepy” (BeatRoute.ca) Canadian kiddie feature about burning winos, sudden baldness, psychotic teachers, suburban abductions, juvenile sweatshops and the icky concoction that grows long lustrous pubes. Mathew Mackay, Michael Hogan (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), and Siluck Saysanasy (DEGRASSI HIGH) star in this surreal mind-roaster that Moviejawn.com calls “The real deal…It plays like an Afterschool Special telling kids their hair will fall out, peers will make fun of you, and you will be whisked away to a demented underworld where Celine Dion sings and children beg for their lives.”
Extended U.S. Theatrical Release Version
New Commentary with Producer Rock Demers and Actor Matthew MacKay, Moderated by Filmmaker Ara Ball
Human Beings Are The Same All Over: An Interview with Producer Rock Demers
Conrad’s Peanut Butter Solution: An Interview with Siluck Saysanasy
Tales for All: Paul Corupe on Rock Demers and the Canadian Kids Film
Alternate U.S. Theatrical Release Version
Original U.S. Trailer
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“The Peanut Butter Solution” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/pbs-bluray/
"The Bells of St. Mary’s" Blu-Ray Review (Olive Films)
Witty and heartwarming, The Bells of St. Mary’s features the unforgettable pairing of Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman, in a timeless classic from Leo McCarey. Reprising his Academy Award winning role in Going My Way, Crosby stars as Father O’Malley – a priest on a mission to help revitalize the financially-strapped parochial school St. Mary’s. O’Malley’s assignment, to determine if St. Mary’s should be abandoned due to its decline, soon has him butting heads with the school’s headstrong manager, Sister Benedict (Bergman). But their squabbles are rendered inconsequential with the arrival of Horace P. Bogardus (Henry Travers), a skin-flint businessman set on seeing St. Mary’s condemned to make way for a parking lot. With tremendous warmth, this tale of a devoted pair fighting against the odds has been delighting audiences for generations.
Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress, The Bells of St. Mary’s features memorable supporting performances by Una O’Connor, Joan Carroll, William Gargan, Rhys Williams, and Dickie Tyler. Written for the screen by Dudley Nichols (Bringing Up Baby) from a story by McCarey, the film’s impressive technical credits include costume design by Edith Head, cinematography by George Barnes, and art direction by William Flannery.
OLIVE SIGNATURE FEATURES
Mastered from new 4K restoration
Audio commentary by Bing Crosby biographer Gary Giddins
“Faith and Film” – Sr. Rose Pacatte on The Bells of St. Mary’s
“Human Nature” – Steve Massa on The Bells of St. Mary’s and Leo McCarey
“Before Sequel-itis” – Prof. Emily Carman on the film in the context of Hollywood production history
Screen Guild Theater radio adaptations
Essay by cultural critic Abbey Bender
Olive Films – https://olivefilms.com/
“The Bells of St. Mary” Blu-Ray – https://olivefilms.com/product/the-bells-of-st-marys-olive-signature-blu-ray/
"Mommy/Mommy's Day" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (VCI Entertainment)
MEET MOMMY! She's pretty, she's perfect, she's June Cleaver with a cleaver!
Two home video nasties from the 90's, for the price of one! First time available in High Definition! MEET MOMMY! She's pretty, she's perfect, she's June Cleaver with a cleaver, and you don't want to deny her - or her precious daughter - anything. She's Patty McCormack (Academy Award-nominated for her classic portrayal of THE BAD SEED) in this award-winning thriller from the best-selling novel. The "astonishingly fine cast" (VIDEO HOUND) includes THE EXORCIST'S Jason Miller, STAR TREK'S Majel Barrett, MIKE HAMMER'S Mickey Spillane and "scream queen" Brinke Stevens. Written and directed by acclaimed mystery writer Max Allan Collins (AIR FORCE ONE). 2nd Feature Film: The public is outraged, the media frenzied, but Mommy only wants to regain the love of her precious daughter. And heaven help those who stand in her way... Patty McCormack, Academy Award-nominated for her classic portrayal of the BAD SEED, returns in this award-winning sequel to the critically acclaimed MOMMY ("Chillingly good!" - Leonard Maltin). Another "astonishingly fine cast" (VIDEO HOUND) features the DONNA REED SHOW's Paul Petersen, WKRP's Gary Sandy, MIKE HAMMER's Mickey Spillane and "scream queen" Brinke Stevens. Written and directed by best-selling mystery writer Max Allan Collins (AIR FORCE ONE).
Leonard Martin on Mommy
Mommy: Original Trailer
Mommy PBS Documentary
Mommy's Day: Patty McCormack Interviewed by Max Allan Collins
'The Making of Mommy' - A Documentary by J. Rigler
VCI Entertainment – https://www.vcientertainment.com/
“Mommy/Mommy’s Day” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/mommy-mommy-2-25th-anniversary-special-edition-double-feature-blu-ray-dvd
"Raiga: God Of The Monsters" DVD Review (Sub Rosa Studios)
Humankind will fall!
Global warming leads to excessive melting of the southern polar ice cap, disrupting Earth's ecosystem. The receding ice brings long dormant ancient sea creatures back to life, monsters that set their sights on Japan. Among the kaiju is an enormous sea beast the locals refer to as the legendary Raiga. The monster attacks the city of Asakusa, bringing death and destruction as he tramples building and lays waste to the military. Can Raiga be stopped, or will all of Japan be destroyed by his fury?
Making Of (in Japanese)
Sub Rosa Studios – http://www.srscinema.com/subrosa/
“Raiga: God of the Monsters” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/raiga-god-of-the-monsters-dvd
"Spookies" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
These special limited edition embossed slipcovers are limited to 2,500 units each and are only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!
After their car breaks down, a group of travelers find themselves stranded in a remote part of New England. After taking shelter in a spooky old mansion, complete with a graveyard, they discover a ouija board and decide to spend the night attempting to summon some spirits. But the group soon learns that playing with the forces of black magic isn't fun and games, and it's not long before they're head-to-head with all sorts of demonic creatures, shape shifters, and other forms of evil, all of whom are more than happy to pick them off in the most gruesome of ways.
Of all of the bizarre horror films made in the 1980s, SPOOKIES easily ranks among the weirdest. Produced by Michael Lee, founder of the adored UK home video distributor VIPCO, the film became a fan favorite thanks to its expertly rendered creature effects and notorious for its bizarre production history in which its original creators, co-writers/directors Brendan Faulkner & Thomas Doran and co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel, were fired and replaced by Eugenie Joseph, who added new scenes and re-edited the previously shot footage, resulting in the legendary oddity SPOOKIES has become. Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings SPOOKIES to Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 4K from its long lost original negative and including a brand new, feature-length 'making of' documentary, charting its incredible and often unbelievable production history.
directed by: Thomas Doran, Brendan Faulkner and Eugenie Joseph
starring: Peter Dain, Nick Gionta, Joan Ellen Delaney, Peter Iasillo, Charlotte Alexandra, Anthony Valbiro, Kim Merrill, Lisa Friede, Soo Paek, Maria Pechukas, Felix Ward
1985 / 85 min / 1.85:1
• Region Free 2-disc Blu-ray Set
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
• “Twisted Tale - The Unmaking of Spookies” - a feature-length making-of documentary, including a commentary track with documentary co-directors Michael Gingold & Glen Baisley and extensive deleted scenes.
• “VIPCO - The Untold Story” - a feature-length documentary on the notorious UK home video label, including extended interview footage with Michael Lee (founder of VIPCO) and a trailer.
• 2015 Alamo Drafthouse screening introductions with Spookies director Thomas Doran and co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel.
• Q&A from a 2015 Hudson Horror Show screening with actor Peter Iasillo, actor Anthony Valbiro and production assistant Tom Sciacca
• Archival locations featurette with actor Peter Iasillo
• Pinreel outtakes and bloopers
• Behind the scenes still gallery
• Theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork with new artwork by Gary Pullin
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Spookies” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/spookies
"Unmasked Part 25" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Chris Garofalo) is limited to 2,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!
Jackson (Gregory Cox) is your run-of-the-mill, hockey mask wearing psychotic killer. Hideously deformed, he spends his time stalking and brutally murdering over-sexed young people, in a variety of nasty methods. But then he meets Shelly (Fiona Evans), a young blind woman who appreciates him as a person (it helps that she can't see the carnage he leaves at every turn). Finding himself falling in love for the first time, Jackson decides that it might be time to finally hang up his cutlery and settle into a happy life of domestic bliss. But can he really overcome his bloodthirsty impulses?
A biting horror-comedy from director Anders Palm and producer Mark Cutforth, UNMASKED PT. 25 (aka HANDS OF DEATH) cleverly plays off of every 80s horror cliche (along with satirizing a number of indie film tropes, for good measure), while reveling in some of the most gruesome gore effects which can be found in a post-nasties British made film. Vinegar Syndrome is proud to rescue this under-seen cult classic and bring it to Blu-ray for the first time.
Directed by: Anders Palm
Starring: Gregory Cox, Fiona Evans, Edward Brayshaw, Debbie Lee London
1988 / 88 min / 1.66:1
• Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm internegative
• Audio commentary with director Anders Palm
• Audio commentary with producer Mark Cutforth, moderated by Peter Kuplowsky and Justin Decloux of Laser Blast Film Society
• Stills gallery
• Original trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Unmasked Part 25” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/vinegar-syndrome/products/unmasked-part-25
"Dead Residence" Blu-Ray Review
A young couple buys a house with intention of “flipping it”. Mysterious activities start happening to them while they are repairing the home.
Gator Blade Films – https://gatorbladefilms.com/
"The Irishman" Streaming Review (Netflix)
HIS STORY CHANGED HISTORY
Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.
“The Irishman” Netflix – https://www.netflix.com/title/80175798
"Dolemite is My Name" Streaming Review (Netflix)
MAKE YOUR OWN LEGEND.
The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.
“Dolemite Is My Name” Netflix – https://www.netflix.com/title/80182014
"Gwen" Streaming Review (Shudder)
In this stark and atmospheric tale, Gwen is a young girl struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father's absence and the suspicious local community that has turned on them. Somehow Gwen must find the strength to guide her family through the darkness and overcome the evil that is taking grip of her home. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
“Gwen” Shudder – https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/gwen/5241835
"Belzebuth" Streaming Review (Shudder)
On the U.S. / Mexico border, special agent Emanuel Ritter leads a police investigation into a series of shocking deaths involving young children. When a priest from the vatican links the ancient demon Belzebuth to the murders, a descent into horror ensues. From director Emilio Portes, BELZEBUTH is a dark, terrifying new work of demonic possession. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
“Belzebuth” Shudder – https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/belzebuth/5124414
"Alléluia" Blu-Ray Review (Doppelganger Films)
Based on notorious real-life “lonely hearts killers” who make victims of their romantic liaisons, Alleluia is a dark and fascinating love-story-gone-wrong from Belgian horror maverick Fabrice du Welz. Michel (Laurent Lucas, With a Friend Like Harry and Calvaire) is a born womanizer and professional hustler with a penchant for wooing lonely, vulnerable widows and divorcees. When he meets introverted single mom Gloria (Lola Dueñas, Volver and I’m So Excited!) online and treats her to an electrifying first date, she’s left completely smitten. Michel tries to swindle what he can out of the one-night stand, but his latest victim has other plans. Basking in the rush of new love, she frantically pursues him, witnessing the true depths of his depravity and offering herself as an accomplice in his seductive crimes. Having truly met their match in each other, the unhinged lovers embark on a deadly odyssey amplified by wild sex, unbridled jealousy, and passionate forays into the dark arts. This smart and gory shocker breathes new life into the lovesick horror genre to serve up a chilling tale of white-hot desperation and terrifying devotion.
Doppelganger Films – https://www.musicboxfilms.com/doppelganger/
“Alléluia” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Alleluia-Blu-ray-Laurent-Lucas/dp/B010CVUYWA/
"Housewife" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
After Holly meets with cult leader Bruce O'Hara, she is led on a twisted journey of waking dreams that will begin to unravel the fabric of reality.
RLJ Image – http://us.rljentertainment.com/
“Housewife” Amazon Prime – https://www.amazon.com/Housewife-Cl%C3%A9mentine-Poidatz/dp/B07M5MPR4Y/
"Evita" Streaming Review (Amazon Rental)
EVITA is the riveting true-life story of Eva Peron (MADONNA), who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve unimaginable fortune and fame. Despite widespread controversy, her passion changed a nation forever!
“Evita” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007I1TFK0/ref=atv_dp_mv_of_dp_1
Hammer Time Episode 35 "The Horror of Frankenstein" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory) and "One Million Years B.C. (Kino Lorber)
The Horror of Frankenstein
The dead shall rise again!
Young Victor Frankenstein returns from medical school with a depraved taste for beautiful women and fiendish experiments. When he runs out of fresh body parts for his research, he turns to murder to complete his gruesome creation. Now, his monster (David Prowse, the Star Wars films) has unleashed its own horrifying killing spree. The true horrors of Dr. Frankenstein have only just begun ...
Presented In Two Aspect Ratios – 1.66:1 And 1.85:1
NEW Audio Commentary By Film Historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck
NEW Interview With Assistant Director Nicholas Granby
NEW Veronica Carlson: A Portrait Of Hammer – An Interview With The Actress
NEW Jimmy Sangster: An Exclusive Interview – An Interview With The Producer/Director
Gallows Humor: Inside The Horror Of Frankenstein
Audio Commentary With Producer/Director Jimmy Sangster And Hammer Films Historian Marcus Hearn
Frankenstein, Dracula, And Me: A Conversation With Veronica Carlson
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“The Horror of Frankenstein” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/horror-of-frankenstein?product_id=7136
One Million Years B.C.
Brand New 4K Restoration!
In this vivid view of prehistoric life, a man from the vicious Rock People, Tumak (John Richardson, Black Sunday) is banished from his home, but soon finds himself living among the kind, gentle Shell People. There, he falls in love with the beautiful Loana (Raquel Welch, 100 Rifles, Fuzz, Fathom), in the role that made her an international sex symbol and a major star. The two decide to strike out on their own, living by their wits in a deadly land of treacherous beasts and unknown dangers, leading to a thrilling climax by the edge of an angry volcano. The stunning primeval creatures were created by the legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen (The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms). One Million Years B.C., a true science-fiction classic, was directed by Don Chaffey (Jason and the Argonauts) and featured a strong supporting cast that included Martine Beswick (Thunderball), Robert Brown (The Living Daylights), Percy Herbert (Too Late the Hero) and Yvonne Horner (Prehistoric Women). The 100-minute international cut and the 91-minute U.S. cut are both included on this Blu-ray.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
2 Blu-ray Set
4K Restoration of the "91-minute U.S. Cut"
100-minute International Cut
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
In the Valley of the Dinosaurs: Interview with Star Raquel Welch
An Interview with SFX Legend Ray Harryhausen
Interview with Actress Martine Beswick
Animated Montage of Posters and Images
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“One Million Years B.C.” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/one-million-years-bc-blu-ray
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The Peanut Butter Solution – 1985 – Michael Rubbo
The Bells of St. Mary – 1945 – Leo McCarey
Mommy – 1995 – Max Allan Collins
Mommy’s Day – 1997 – Max Allan Collins
Raiga: God of the Monsters – 2009 – Shinpei Hayashiya
Spookies – 1986 – Genie Joseph/Thomas Doran/Brendan Faulkner
Unmasked Part 25 – 1989 – Anders Palm
Dead Residence – 2019 – Sean Donohue
The Irishman – 2019 – Martin Scorsese
Dolemite Is My Name – 2019 – Craig Brewer
Gwen – 2018 – William McGregor
Belzebuth – 2017 – Emilio Portes
Alléluia – 2014 – Fabrice Du Welz
Housewife – 2017 – Can Evrenol
Evita – 1996 – Alan Parker
The Horror of Frankenstein – 1970 – Jimmy Sangster
One Million Years B.C. – 1966 – Don Chaffey