“The Brink’s Job” Review - 0:42
“The First Power” Review– 8:30
“The Beast Within” Review – 15:23
“Revenge of Billy the Kid” Review –21:35
“The Golden Glove” Review – 28:06
“Citizen X” Review – 35:00
“Mother Goose Rock ’N Rhyme” Review – 42:12
“Lolly-Madonna XXX” Review – 48:02
“Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini” Review – 56:14
“The Forest of Love” Review– 1:02:13
“Ghost Stories” Review – 1:07:12
Hammer Time “Vampire Circus” with Jeremy – 1:14:04
Questions – 1:32:28
Question of the Week “What is the biggest correction you have ever received on a film?” – 1:44:30
Update – 1:45:09
"The Brink's Job" Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
The robbery nobody thought could happen by the guys nobody thought could pull it off! The year is 1950, the take is $2.7 million, and the movie is The Brink’s Job, a high-spirited comedy caper which explores the lives of the men who pulled one of the most famous heists in history. Legendary filmmaker William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist, The Boys in the Band, Sorcerer) directs this gritty yet whimsical tale of a gang of smalltime hoods who hit the bigtime jackpot. The fine ensemble cast includes Peter Falk (Pocketful of Miracles), Warren Oates (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia), Peter Boyle (F.I.S.T.), Paul Sorvino (The Day of the Dolphin), Gena Rowlands (Minnie and Moskowitz) and Allen Garfield (Busting). In short, The Brink’s Job will have you laughing all the way to the bank.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“The Brink’s Job” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/the-brinks-job-blu-ray
"The First Power" Blu-Ray Review (Scorpion Releasing)
How do you stop a killer with immortal powers? Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba) stars as a hotshot L.A. homicide detective caught in a harrowing game with a man who lives to kill - and cannot die - in this psychological thriller that transcends mortal terror! After a long, gruesome hunt. Detective Russell Logan (Phillips) finally captures the brutal Russell Logan (Phillips) finally captures the brutal Pentagram Killer (Jeff Kober), and watches as the murderer is executed at San Quentin. Finally, the terror is over... or is it? When the ritualistic killings begin again. Logan is haunted by violent visions of the executed man, and seeks the counsel of a beautiful psychic (Tracy Griffith). Together they discover that the Pentagram Killer, one of Satan's disciples, possesses the First Power - the ability to inhabit the bodies of others at will! Now Logan has to catch the killer again, not knowing where - or in whom - he'll show up next! Charged with bone-chilling suspense and otherworldly evil, The First Power will scare the devil out of you!
Interview with Lou Diamond Phillips
Interview with Jeff Kober
Scorpion Releasing – http://scorpionreleasing.com/
“The First Power” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/the-first-power-dvd
"The Beast Within" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
“Genuinely scary! A grand, goose-bumpy time!” – The Hollywood Reporter
A teenager is experiencing growing pains of a most shocking kind in this exciting, tense and all-too-real story of a human-into monster transformation.
18-year-old Michael MacCleary – the progeny of an unholy union between his mother and a swamp beast – is on the verge of becoming a man. And as the inherited evil in his blood gnaws at his soul, Michael must return to the swamp to uncover the terrifying identity of his father – before his nasty natural tendencies force him to feed on the locals! Starring Ronny Cox (Robocop), Bibi Besch (Tremors), Paul Clemens (Communion) L.Q. Jones (The Wild Bunch) and R.G. Armstrong (Race With The Devil).
Audio Commentary by director Philippe Mora and actor Paul Clemens
Audio Commentary by writer Tom Holland
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“The Beast Within” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-beast-within?product_id=3043
"Revenge of Billy the Kid" DVD Review
Bizarre British horror-comedy which concerns itself not with the famous cowboy, but with a strange half-human goat-boy, the progeny of Farmer Gyles' illicit relations with his own livestock. Rejected by his father and the rest of his slobbish family, Billy leads a miserable life, but eventually decides to rise above his circumstances and take his own unique brand of revenge.
“Revenge of Billy the Kid” DVD Import – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revenge-Billy-Kid-Michael-Balfour/dp/B00004VVSO
"The Golden Glove" Streaming Review
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, acclaimed filmmaker Fatih Akin (Head-On, The Edge of Heaven, In The Fade) delivers a gruesome tale of notorious German serial killer Fritz Honka as he haunts Hamburg’s red light district in the 1970s, frequenting his favorite bar of boozy castaways, the “Golden Glove,” and chasing after any lonely woman he might just be able to lure into his attic.
“The Golden Glove” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Glove-Jonas-Dassler/dp/B07ZLK69ZL/
"Citizen X" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case.
“Citizen X” Amazon Prime Streaming – https://www.amazon.com/Citizen-X-Stephen-Rea/dp/B00KG2P7SM/
"Mother Goose Rock ’N Rhyme" Streaming Review (YouTube)
Set in the mythical world of Rhymeland, Gorden Goose returns home to discover that his mom has mysteriously vanished. Now the characters of Rhymeland are in danger of disappearing unless Mother Goose returns.
“Mother Goose Rock ‘N Rhyme” YouTube – https://youtu.be/fPeBKaZoX-g
"Lolly-Madonna XXX" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime Purchase)
A SIMPLE PRANK, A GAME NOBODY WON…”
Laban Feather brews Tennessee moonshine with his sons Thrush, Zack, Hawk, and Finch. The chief rivals of the Feather Family in producing and selling illegal corn liquor are the Gutshalls, father Pap, and sons Ludie, Seb, and Villum. In addition to fighting over the white lightning market, the two families have also been feuding over some land that each believes is their property. As a prank, Ludie mails a postcard from a fictitious woman named Lolly-Madonna to the Feather household, in order to get the brothers squabbling over which son has attracted the mysterious admirer. But the joke has unexpected consequences when Thrush and Hawk kidnap a woman who was passing through town to meet her fiancée, assuming that she is Lolly Madonna.
“Lolly-Madonna XXX” Streaming Amazon HD Rental – https://www.amazon.com/Lolly-Madonna-XXX-Rod-Steiger/dp/B01DPWNM4K/
"Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini" Streaming Review (Shudder)
Special Makeup Effects legend, Actor, Director, Stuntman. Tom Savini has redefined the horror genre with his arsenal on talents. But who is the man behind the "King of Splatter?" From his his childhood in Pittsburgh, PA; to his tour of duty during Vietnam, to his beginnings with George A. Romero and beyond. SMOKE AND MIRRORS is the defining documentary on the life and career of horror icon Tom Savini.
Cast: Tom Savini, Danny McBride, Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Alice Cooper, Greg Nicotero, George Romero
“Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini” Shudder Streaming – https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/smoke-and-mirrors-the-story-of-tom-savini/5400004
"The Forest of Love" Streaming Review (Netflix)
A con man and a would-be filmmaking crew force themselves into the lives of two grief-scarred young women. But nothing is as it seems.
“The Forest of Love” Streaming Netflix – https://www.netflix.com/TITLE/81133621
"Ghost Stories" Streaming Review (Netflix)
The winning team of LUST STORIES unite to tell some spine - chilling tales. Ghost Stories is an upcoming 2020 Indian anthology horror film, consisting of four short film segments directed by Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap. It serves a sequel to the 2013 and 2018 films - Bombay Talkies and Lust Stories respectively.
“Ghost Stories” Streaming Netflix – https://www.netflix.com/title/81088083
Hammer Time Episode 37 "Vampire Circus" Blu-Ray Review (Synapse Films)
A little girl is brutally slain by a vampire in a tiny 19th century Austrian village. Seeking revenge, the townspeople invade the foreboding castle of Count Mitterhaus and kill him for the crime. As the Count dies, he curses the villagers and vows that their children will all die so that he may someday return to life.
Fifteen years later, as the village is ravaged by the plague, a traveling circus comes to town and distracts the villagers from their current hardships. Little do they know that their troubles are only beginning! The circus is actually a troupe of shape-shifting vampires and, as the local children start disappearing, they realize the prophecy of the long dead Count is coming true.
Synapse Films is proud to present VAMPIRE CIRCUS, now available for the first time on home video in glorious 1080p high-definition and loaded with amazing extras you can really sink your teeth into!
THE BLOODIEST SHOW ON EARTH: Making Vampire Circus - An all-new documentary featuring interviews with writer/director Joe Dante, Hammer documentarian Ted Newsom, Video Watchdog editor/author Tim Lucas, author/film historian Philip Nutman, and actor David Prowse.
GALLERY OF GROTESQUERIES: A Brief History of Circus Horrors - A retrospective on circus/carnival themed horror productions.
VISITING THE HOUSE OF HAMMER: Britain's Legendary Horror Magazine - A retrospective on the popular British horror/comic publication featuring author Philip Nutman.
VAMPIRE CIRCUS: Interactive Comic Book"- Featuring artwork by Brian Bolland.
POSTER AND STILLS GALLERY
ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER
Synapse Films – https://synapse-films.com/
“Vampire Circus” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo - https://synapse-films.com/dvds/horror/vampire-circus/
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Most embarrassing movie correction you've received?
The Brink’s Job – 1978 – William Friedkin
The First Power – 1990 – Robert Resnikoff
The Beast Within – 1982 – Philippe Mora
Revenge of Billy the Kid – 1992 – Jim Groom
The Golden Glove – 2019 – Fatih Akin
Citizen X – 1995 – Chris Gerolmo
Mother Goose Rock ’N Rhyme – 1990 – Jeff Stein
Lolly-Madonna XXX – 1973 – Richard C. Sarafian
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini – 2015 – Jason Baker
The Forest of Love – 2019 – Sion Sono
Ghost Stories – 2020 – Karan Johar/Zoya Akhtar/ Anurag Kashyap/Dibakar Banerjee
Vampire Circus – 1972 – Robert Young