Best Buy and “The Golden Glove” Blu-Ray Rant - 0:15
“Viy” Review– 6:30
“The House by the Cemetery” Review – 14:07
“Edge of the Axe” Review –23:27
“Black Angel ” Review – 30:29
“Tammy and the T-Rex” Review – 34:53
“Beware My Brethren” Review – 42:11
“Deep Space” Review – 48:29
“The Power” Review – 54:18
“Santa with Muscles” Review– 1:00:00
“The Nightshifter” Review – 1:05:36
“The Lifechanger” Review – 1:10:11
“Draug” Review – 1:14:08
Hammer Time “The Vampire Lovers” with Jeremy – 1:19:44
Questions – 1:38:25
Question of the Week “Movies That Make You Hungry?” – 1:50:10
Update – 1:50:25
Patreon Shout Out – 1:53:55
"Viy" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
Based on the classic novella by Nikolai Gogol – and previously adapted by Mario Bava as BLACK SUNDAY – the first horror film ever produced in the Soviet Union remains “genuinely frightening” (1001 Films You Must See Before You Die), “a visual grab bag of terror” (FilmInquiry.com) and “one of the best horror films of all time.” (IndieWire).
In 19th century Russia, a seminary student is forced to spend three nights with the corpse of a beautiful young witch. But when she rises from the dead to seduce him, it will summon a nightmare of fear, desire and the ultimate demonic mayhem. Bursting with startling imagery and stunning practical effects by directors Konstantin Yershov and Georgi Kropachyov, this “overlooked classic” (Paste Magazine) has influenced generations of directors for more than half a century and is still unlike any horror movie you’ve ever seen.
- VIY the Vampire - An interview with Richard Stanley.
- From The Woods to the Cosmos - John Leman Riley on the history of Soviet Fantasy and Sci-Fi Film.
- Short Silent Films: Satan Exultant, The Queen of Spades, and The Portrait.
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Viy” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/viy-blu/
"The House by the Cemetery" Blu-Ray/CD Combo Review (Blue Underground)
Read The Fine Print... You May Have Just Mortgaged Your Life!
A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But this is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy of bloody mayhem. Now, someone - or something - is alive in the basement, and home sweet home is about to become a horrific hell on earth.
Catriona MacColl (THE BEYOND), Paolo Malco (THE NEW YORK RIPPER), Ania Pieroni (TENEBRE), Carlo De Mejo (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD), and Dagmar Lassander (HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON) star in this outrageous Italian shocker from 'The Godfather of Gore,' Lucio Fulci (ZOMBIE). Blue Underground is now proud to present THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY in a new 4K restoration from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative, fully loaded with exclusive new and archival Extras!
WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the uncensored original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentation and Bonus Extras Blu-ray
Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (English); 1.0 DTS-HD (Italian)
Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol, English for Italian Audio
NEW! Audio Commentary with Troy Howarth, Author of Splintered Visions: Lucio Fulci and His Films
Poster & Still Galleries
Meet the Boyles - Interviews with Stars Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco
Children of the Night - Interviews with Stars Giovanni Frezza and Silvia Collatina
Tales of Laura Gittleson - Interview with Star Dagmar Lassander
My Time With Terror - Interview with Star Carlo De Mejo
A Haunted House Story - Interviews with Co-Writers Dardano Sacchetti and Elisa Briganti
To Build a Better Death Trap - Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati, Special Make-Up Effects Artist Maurizio Trani, Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi, and Actor Giovanni De Nava
NEW! House Quake - Interview with Co-Writer Giorgio Mariuzzo
NEW! Catriona MacColl Q&A
NEW! Calling Dr. Freudstein - Interview with Stephen Thrower, Author of Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci
BONUS! THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD by Walter Rizzati
BONUS! Collectable Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold
Blue Underground – http://www.blue-underground.com/
“House by the Cemetery” Blu-Ray/CD Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/the-house-by-the-cemetery-3-disc-limited-edition-blu-ray
"Edge of the Axe" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
From cult Spanish filmmaker José Ramón Larraz (Vampyres, Symptoms) comes this long-neglected late 80s slasher classic, finally unleashed on Blu-ray for the first time ever! The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a black trenchcoat and mask. As the victims pile up, the authorities attempt to keep a lid on the situation, whilst computer whizz-kid Gerald and girlfriend Lillian seek to unmask the killer before the town population reaches zero. Nominally set in Northern California but shot primarily in Madrid, giving the film an off-kilter, American/European atmosphere akin to the likes of Pieces, Edge of the Axe is a late entry hack-and-slash masterpiece from one of the titans of Spanish terror.
Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
English and Spanish language versions of the feature
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Newly translated English subtitles for the Spanish soundtrack
Brand new audio commentary with actor Barton Faulks
Brand new audio commentary with The Hysteria Continues
Newly-filmed interview with actor Barton Faulks
The Pain in Spain - a newly-filmed interview with special effects and make-up artist Colin Arthur
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Amanda Reyes
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Edge of the Axe” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/edge-of-the-axe-blu-ray
"Black Angel" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Academy)
Elegantly directed by Hollywood veteran Roy William Neill (best known for his 11 Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone), Black Angel is an underappreciated film noir treasure, adapted from a novel by the acclaimed crime writer Cornell Woolrich (Phantom Lady). When the beautiful singer Mavis Marlowe (Constance Dowling) is slain in her chic apartment, the men in her life become suspects. There is Martin Blair (Dan Duryea, Scarlet Street), her alcoholic musician ex-husband, nursing a broken heart; there is the shady nightclub owner Marko (Peter Lorre, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon) who has been sneaking around her place, and there is Kirk Bennett (John Phillips), the adulterer who found his mistress's dead body and fled the scene. When Bennett is convicted and sentenced to death, his long-suffering wife Catherine (June Vincent) joins forces with the heartbroken pianist Martin Blair to uncover the truth... Black Angel is a consummate 1940s crime thriller which boats a suspenseful narrative, strong performances and atmospheric, meticulously lit cinematography. Roy William Neill's film is presented here in a sumptuous restoration, with several illuminating new extras.
Brand new restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New audio commentary by the writer and film scholar Alan K. Rode
A Fitting End, a new video appreciation by the film historian Neil Sinyard
Gallery of original stills and promotional materials
Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Philip Kemp
Arrow Academy – https://arrowfilms.com/brands/arrow-academy/
“Black Angel” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/black-angel-blu-ray
"Tammy and the T-Rex" 4K/Blu-Ray Combo (Vinegar Syndrome)
TAMMY AND THE T-REX is available in two editions:
• 4k Ultra HD/Blu-ray combo
• Blu-ray/DVD combo
This listing is for the standard edition versions. The limited edition 3D lenticular slipcover editions (designed by Tom Hodge) were limited to 6,000 units and are sold out. The standard edition versions are identical, aside from the slipcover.
Tammy is a popular high school cheerleader whose new boyfriend, Michael, might be the love of her life. But Tammy’s jealous ex, Billy, won’t stand for anyone coming between him and ‘his’ girl, so he and his friends kidnap Michael, leaving him to be mauled by a lion in a local wildlife reserve. Comatose and at death’s door, Michael’s body is stolen from the hospital by mad scientist Dr. Wachenstein, who extracts his brain and implants it into a giant robotic T-Rex. Horrified by his predicament and new dinosaur body, he escapes from the doctor’s lab and begins brutally killing his former bullies. Meanwhile Tammy and her best friend Byron start searching for a suitable human corpse in which to re-transplant Michael's brain...
A jaw-dropping assault on good taste from the whacked out mind of cult filmmaker Stewart Raffill (The Ice Pirates; Mac & Me), TAMMY AND THE T-REX features Denise Richards (Wild Things) in her first starring role, alongside Paul Walker (The Fast & the Furious), Terry Kiser (Weekend at Bernie’s), George “Buck” Flower (They Live), and John F. Goff (Drive-In Massacre). Primarily seen in its heavily censored PG-13 version, Vinegar Syndrome brings TAMMY AND THE T-REX to 4k Ultra HD and Blu-ray fully uncut for the first time on home video, with all of its gross-out gags and gratuitous decapitations, gut-rippings, and head-smashings, courtesy of special effects wizard John Carl Buechler (Mausoleum), completely intact.
directed by: Stewart Raffill
starring: Denise Richards, Paul Walker, Terry Kiser, George ‘Buck’ Flower, John F. Goff, Sean Whalen, Efren Ramirez
1993 / 90 min / 1.85:1
• Region Free
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
• Audio commentary with director Stewart Raffill and producer Diane Kirman
• “Blood, Brains and a Teenage T-Rex” - an interview with director Stewart Raffill
• “A Blast from the Past” - an interview with actress Denise Richards
• “Having the Guts” - an interview with actor Sean Whalen
• “A Testicular Stand-Off” - an interview with actor George Pilgrim
• Full length PG-13 cut of Tammy and the T-Rex (sourced from video)
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Tammy and the T-Rex” 4K – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/vinegar-syndrome/products/tammy-and-the-t-rex?variant=31201398620202
"Beware My Brethren" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
The special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to just 1,500 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!
Kenny has been raised within the The Brethren, an Evangelical sect who preach purity, morality, and unwavering allegiance to the word of God. A security officer by day, he spends his nights stalking and strangling 'immoral' women thus, he believes, cleansing them of their ungodly transgressions. But when a new nurse is assigned to help care for his ailing mother, she soon becomes suspicious of the activities of the church, unwittingly bringing her closer to unleashing Kenny's unholy wrath against her.
Blending social commentary on the corrupting forces of Evangelical Christianity with a proto-slasher structure, Robert Hartford-Davis' (CORRUPTION) BEWARE MY BRETHREN (aka THE FIEND) is a sobering and suspenseful British thriller, which co-stars Patrick Magee (A CLOCKWORK ORANGE) and Ann Todd (THE PARADINE CASE). Featuring an electrifying original gospel/folk soundtrack alongside mean-spirited kills, Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring BEWARE MY BRETHREN to Blu-ray, in its fully uncut international version.
Directed by: Robert Hartford-Davis
Cast: Ann Todd, Patrick Magee, Tony Beckley, Madeleine Hinde, Suzanna Leigh
1972 / 92 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR
Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
Newly scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm negative elements
Audio commentary by film historian and author Samm Deighan
Scene comparison between the UK theatrical version and the uncut International version
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Beware My Brethren” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/vinegar-syndrome/products/beware-my-brethren
"Deep Space" Blu-Ray Review (Scorpion Releasing)
Blu-ray includes a limited edition slipcover while supplies last.
A flesh-eating alien from outer space crashes to earth and terrorizes a small community. Officers McLemore and Sanbourne catch the case. They soon discover their troubles have just begun.
Starring Charles Napier, Ann Turkel, Ron Glass, Bo Svenson
Special Features: New 2018 HD master, Audio Commentary with director Fred Olen Ray
Scorpion Releasing // 1988 // 90 Minutes // Rated R // Color // English // Region A
Ronin Flix – https://roninflix.com/
“Deep Space” Blu-Ray – https://roninflix.com/products/deep-space
"The Power" Blu-Ray Review (Code Red)
An Aztecan idol is stolen from a professor and ends up in the experimental hands of three high-school students who use it to get in touch with the spirit world. Things start to go wrong when a cemetery worker dies during one of these spirit sessions, and everything goes wrong after the Aztecan god possesses the body of a young man who steals the idol for his own purposes as the horrors of Destacatl is unleashed. Now see The Power in HD!
Starring Susy Stokes, Warren Lincoln, Lisa Erickson
Special Features: New HD master, Interview with composer Chris Young, Watch in Katarina's Nightmare Theater Mode, Original Trailer
Code Red // 1984 // 83 Minutes // Rated R // Color // English // All Region
Code Red – http://codereddvd.com/
“The Power” Blu-Ray – https://roninflix.com/products/power
"Santa with Muscles" Blu-Ray Review (Mill Creek Entertainment)
Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan stars as an evil millionaire who gets amnesia during the holiday season and becomes convinced that he is Santa Claus. This less-than-conventional Santa is using his new identity to fight crime and bring good cheer to all good boys and girls. You better watch out!
Mill Creek Entertainment – https://www.millcreekent.com/
“Santa with Muscles” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Santa-Muscles-Blu-ray-Hulk-Hogan/dp/B07XD679D5/
"The Nightshifter" Streaming Review (Shudder)
Stênio works the graveyard shift in the morgue of a vast, violent city. He toils all night, but he’s never alone, for Stênio can talk to the dead. And they talk back. But when the whispers of the dead reveal secrets of his own life, Stênio unleashes a curse that brings forth danger and darkness. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.
“The Nightshifter” Shudder Streaming – https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/the-nightshifter/4863706
"Lifechanger" Streaming Review (Netflix)
IT BECOMES YOU
A murderous shapeshifter sets out on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves.
“Lifechanger” Netflix Streaming – https://www.netflix.com/title/81087094
"Draug" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
OFT IN THE WOODS, IS A LISTENER NIGH.
In the 11th century a missionary goes missing somewhere in the huge forests bordering the northern parts of Sweden. Among the rescue party chosen to find him is Nanna, a young woman on her first real mission and her first return to the part of the country where she was born. But what they will find deep inside those woods is something else entirely. Something dark. Something ancient. Something evil.
“Draug” Amazon Prime Streaming – https://www.amazon.com/Draug-Elna-Karlsson/dp/B07VWBM2DN/
Hammer Time Episode 36 "The Vampire Lovers" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
CAUTION: Not for the mentally immature!
A female vampire with lesbian tendencies ravages the young girls and townsfolk of a peaceful hamlet in eighteenth century Europe who, years earlier, killed off her fellow vampires. A rousing hunt for the vampiress ensues as a group of men follow her bloody trail of terror through the countryside. Adapted from J. Sheridan LeFanu's novella "Carmilla," The Vampire Lovers stars Ingrid Pitt, George Cole and Peter Cushing.
Now this “rather erotic Hammer chiller” (Leonard Maltin) appears on Bluray for the first time… If you dare, come into a twilight world of unspeakable horror and taste the deadly passion of the blood-nymphs!
Feature Length Commentary with Roy Ward Baker (Director), Tudor Gates (Writer) and Ingrid Pitt (Carmilla) moderated by Jonathan Sothcott
Excerpts from the novella Carmilla, that inspired the film, read by Ingrid Pitt
Interview with Madeline Smith (Emma)
Interviews with Hammer Films Scholars
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“The Vampire Lovers” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-vampire-lovers?product_id=2323
Ask a Question/Answer a Question
Movies That Make You Hungry?”
Viy – 1967 – Georgiy Kropachyov/Konstantin Ershov
House by the Cemetery – 1981 – Lucio Fulci
Edge of the Axe – 1988 – José Ramón Larraz
Black Angel – 1946 – Roy William Neill
Tammy and the T-Rex – 1994 – Stewart Raffill
Beware My Brethren – 1972 – Robert Hartford-Davis
Deep Space – 1988 – Fred Olen Ray
The Power – 1984 – Stephen Carpenter/Jeffrey Obrow
Santa with Muscles – 1996 – John Murlowski
The Nightshifter – 2018 – Dennison Ramalho
The Lifechanger – 2018 – Justin McConnell
Draug – 2018 – Karin Engman/Klas Persson
The Vampire Lovers – 1970 – Roy Ward Baker