Time Stamps 0:00
Corrections. Why did I watch so many movies? – 0:12
“Tremors” Review – 1:12
“Versus” Review– 6:36
“Vigilante” Review– 11:29
“Flower and Snake” Review – 17:46
“Zoom Up: Murder Site” Review – 21:59
Patreon “Grave Robbers” Review – 25:03
“Alone” Review – 28:31
“Relic” Review– 31:45
“Extracurricular” Review – 34:49
“The Swerve” Review – 37:00
“Murder Death Koreatown” Review– 39:10
“We Summon the Darkness” Review– 41:31
“A Creesphow Holiday Special” Review– 42:59
“Thirst” – 44:28
“Freaky” Review - 46:46
“The Call” Review – 49:36
“Prey” aka “Uncaged” Review – 51:54
“The Babysitter: Killer Queen” Review – 54:27
“Dogs Don’t Wear Pants” Review – 56:36
“Werewolf” Review – 58:18
“Amulet” Review – 1:00:28
“A Good Woman is Hard to Find” Review – 1:01:55
Survive 2005 “Cigarette Burns” Review – 1:04:12
Blindspot “Zodiac” Review with Jeremy – 1:06:40
Questions/Answers/Question of the Week “What film will never have a blu-ray release?” – 1:22:50/ 1:23:50 / 1:28:28
Update – 1:28:52
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
"Tremors" 4K Review (Arrow Video)
A MONSTER MOVIE THAT BREAKS NEW GROUND IN 4K ULTRA HD!
Good-ol -boy handymen Val (Kevin Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) are sick of their dead-end jobs in one-horse desert town Perfection, Nevada (population: 14). Just as they re about to escape Perfection forever, however, things start to get really weird: half-eaten corpses litter the road out of town; the phone lines stop working; and a plucky young scientist shows evidence of unusually strong seismic activity in the area. Something is coming for the citizens of Perfection and it s under the goddamn ground!
4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
New 4K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films, approved by director Ron Underwood & director of photography Alex&er Gruszynski
60-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing by Kim Newman & Jonathan Melville & selected archive materials
Large fold-out double-sided poster featuring original & newly commissioned artwork by Matt Frank + Small fold-out double-sided poster featuring new Graboid X-ray art by Matt Frank
Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
Limited Edition packaging w/ reversible sleeve featuring original & newly commissioned artwork by Matt Frank
DISC 1 FEATURE & EXTRAS (4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY)
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Restored DTS-HD MA original theatrical 2.0 stereo, 4.0 surround, & remixed 5.1 surround audio options
Optional English subtitles
New audio commentary by director Ron Underwood & writers/producers Brent Maddock & S.S. Wilson
New audio commentary by Jonathan Melville, author of Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors
Making Perfection, a br& new documentary by Universal Pictures interviewing key cast & crew from the franchise (including Kevin Bacon, Michael Gross, Ariana Richards, Ron Underwood, Brent Maddock & S.S. Wilson, among many others) & revisiting the original locations
The Truth About Tremors, a newly filmed interview w/ co-producer Nancy Roberts on the film s rocky road to the screen
Bad Vibrations, a newly filmed interview w/ director of photography Alex&er Gruszynski
Aftershocks & Other Rumblings, newly filmed on-set stories from associate producer Ellen Collett
Digging in the Dirt, a new featurette interviewing the crews behind the film s extensive visual effects
Music for Graboids, a new featurette on the film s music with composers Ernest Troost & Robert Folk
Pardon My French!, a newly assembled compilation of overdubs from the edited-for television version
The Making of Tremors, an archive documentary from 1995 by Laurent Bouzereau, interviewing the filmmakers & special effects teams
Creature Featurette, an archive compilation of on-set camcorder footage showing the making of the Graboids
Electronic press kit featurette & interviews with Kevin Bacon, Michael Gross & Reba McEntire
Deleted scenes, including the original opening scene
Theatrical trailers, TV & radio spots for the original film + trailers for the entire Tremors franchise
Comprehensive image galleries, including rare behind-the-scenes stills, storyboards & two different drafts of the screenplay
DISC 2 INTERVIEWS & SHORT FILMS (LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE)
Extended hour-long interviews with Ron Underwood, creature designer Alec Gillis & more!
Outtakes w/ optional introduction & commentary by S.S. Wilson
Three early shorts by the makers of Tremors
Arrow Video - https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Tremor” 4K – https://www.amazon.com/Tremors-2-Disc-Limited-Ultra-Blu-ray/dp/B08K3YSFJC
"Versus" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
BEWARE THE PAST. FIGHT THE PRESENT. FEAR THE FUTURE.
A relentless one-of-a-kind sensory assault chock-full of hyper-kinetic fight scenes, gangster shootouts, sword-slashing violence and gory zombie horror, Versus was a key title amongst the barrage of innovative horror and action movies that appeared as if from nowhere from Japan at the turn of the millennium, leading to a new wave of appreciation for Asian extreme cinema.
A mysterious face-off in a wooded clearing between two escaped convicts and a carload of sharply dressed yakuza holding a beautiful woman captive ends in hails of bullets and showers of blood. The location for this violent encounter is the mythic Forest of Resurrection, the site of the 444th portal of the 666 hidden gates that link this earthly domain to the netherworld - and it didn't get this name for nothing. As one of the surviving prisoners escapes with the girl into the darkness of the forest, disgruntled gangsters soon become the least of their worries as an earlier battle between a lone warrior against hordes of zombie samurai is carried over from a millennium ago into the present day...
Versus caused a sensation both in Japan and internationally upon its release, launching the careers of director Ryûhei Kitamura (Godzilla Final Wars, Midnight Meat Train) and action star and fight choreographer Tak Sakaguchi (Battlefield Baseball, Yakuza Weapon). Arrow Video is proud to present this mythic cult title in both its original 2000 and expanded 2004 Ultimate Versus iterations, in a brand new, director-approved restoration.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films, approved by director Ryûhei Kitamura
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentations of both versions of the film: the original 2000 cut and 2004’s Ultimate Versus, featuring over 10 minutes of new and revised footage
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon
DISC 1: VERSUS
Original lossless Japanese 5.1 and 2.0 stereo audio and English 2.0 stereo audio
Optional English subtitles
Audio commentary by Kitamura and producer Keishiro Shin
Audio commentary by Kitamura and the cast and crew
New visual essay on the career of Kitamura by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp
Behind Versus, a two-part behind-the-scenes documentary exploring the film’s production
First Contact: Versus Evolution, a featurette exploring the film’s origins
Tak Sakaguchi’s One-Man Journey, an archival featurette on the actor’s visit to the 2001 Japan Film Festival in Hamburg
Film festival screening footage
Team Versus, a brief look inside the Napalm Films office
Deep in the Woods, an archival featurette featuring interviews with Kitamura, cast and crew
The Encounter, an archival interview with editor Shûichi Kakesu
Deleted scenes with audio commentary by Kitamura, cast and crew
Nervous and Nervous 2, two “side story” mini-movies featuring characters from the main feature
Featurette on the making of Nervous 2
Versus FF Version, a condensed, 20-minute recut of the film
DISC 2: ULTIMATE VERSUS
Original lossless Japanese 6.1 and 2.0 stereo audio and English 6.1 and 2.0 stereo audio
Optional English subtitles
Audio commentary by Kitamura, cast and crew
Sakigake! Otoko versus Juku, a featurette on the newly shot material for Ultimate Versus
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film and a reprinted interview with Kitamura by Tom Mes, and notes on the making of the film by Kitamura
Arrow Video - https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Versus” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/versus-blu-ray?_pos=1&_sid=34e57c72d&_ss=r
"Vigilante" 4K Review (Blue Underground)
There's Only One Way To Stop Them...
New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the thugs free, Eddie goes berserk and vows revenge. Now there's a new breed of marauder loose on the city streets, enforcing his own kind of law. His justice is swift. His methods are violent. He is the VIGILANTE.
Fred Williamson (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN), Richard Bright (THE GODFATHER), Rutanya Alda (AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION), Carol Lynley (THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE), Woody Strode (SPARTACUS), Joe Spinell (MANIAC) and Salsa legend Willie Colon co-star in this hard-hitting exploitation classic from director William Lustig (MANIAC COP 2) that many critics consider to be better - and more shocking - than the original DEATH WISH. Now Blue Underground is thrilled to present VIGILANTE in a pristine new restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from the original 35mm camera negative, with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, fully loaded with exclusive new and archival Extras!
Ultra HD Blu-ray (2160p) and HD Blu-ray (1080p) Widescreen 2.40:1 feature presentations
Audio: Dolby Atmos (English); 5.1 DTS-HD (English); 2.0 DTS-HD (English); 2.0 Dolby Digital (French, Italian, German)
Subtitles: English SDH, Francais, Espanol, Portugues
Audio Commentary #1 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Co-Producer Andrew Garroni
Audio Commentary #2 with Co-Producer/Director William Lustig and Stars Robert Forster, Fred Williamson and Frank Pesce
NEW! Audio Commentary #3 with Film Historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
NEW! Blue Collar DEATH WISH - Interviews with Writer Richard Vetere, Star Rutanya Alda, Associate Producer/First A.D./Actor Randy Jurgensen, and others
NEW! Urban Western - Interview with Composer Jay Chattaway
Poster & Still Galleries
BONUS! Collectible Booklet with new essay by Michael Gingold
Also stars Joe Spinell (MANIAC, ROCKY I & II), Carol Lynley (THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, THE NIGHT STALKER), and Woody Strode (SPARTACUS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST)
UHD features 2160p Ultra HD Resolution and Dolby Vision HDR, with Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio
Remastered Blu-ray features 1080p HD Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio
Exclusive Limited Collector's Edition includes 4K UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, collectible booklet, reversible sleeve, and 3D lenticular slipcover (First Pressing Only)
National Print Advertising and extensive Online Exposure
From Director William Lustig (MANIAC, RELENTLESS, MANIAC COP trilogy)
Stars Academy Award nominee Robert Forster (JACKIE BROWN, MEDIUM COOL), Fred Williamson (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, THE INGLORIOUS BASTARDS), Richard Bright (THE GODFATHER trilogy, HAIR), Rutanya Alda (AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION, THE DEER HUNTER)
WORLD PREMIERE! New 4K Restoration from the original 35mm camera negative
Fan fans of revenge thrillers like the DEATH WISH series, COLD PURSUIT, and THE EQUALIZER
The hard-hitting exploitation classic returns in a newly restored 2-Disc Limited Edition!
Blue Underground - https://blueunderground.dreamhosters.com/
“Vigilante” 4K – - https://mvdshop.com/products/vigilante-2-disc-limited-edition-4k-uhd-blu-ray-4k-ultra-hd?_pos=1&_sid=ff225de01&_ss=r
"Flower and Snake" Blu-Ray Review (Impulse Pictures)
One of the MOST requested titles to be added to our Nikkatsu Films Collection!
Based on Oniroku Dan's famous Japanese novel, FLOWER AND SNAKE is the first Nikkatsu erotic film to deal with the subject of sadomasochism. Makoto (Yasuhiko Ishizu) is a sexually suppressed man living with his mother Miyo (Hiroko Fuji) who owns an adult toy store. When he was a child, Makoto remembers shooting a soldier whom he found having sex with his mother. The elderly man who owns the company Makoto works for has an interest in BDSM and wants Makoto to kidnap and "train" his wife (Naomi Tani) to submit to him. With Makoto battling the demons of his past and unsure of the consequences of his own sexual awakening, what transpires is one of the most shocking, perverse and jaw-dropping Nikkatsu films ever made. Remastered by Nikkatsu Studios in high-definition, FLOWER AND SNAKE is one of Impulse Pictures' most-requested titles to be released in our continuing Nikkatsu adult film collection.
Impulse Pictures – https://impulse-pictures.com/
“Flower and Snake” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/flower-and-snake-blu-ray?_pos=2&_sid=af3eb8edb&_ss=r
"Zoom Up: Murder Site" Blu-Ray Review (Impulse Pictures)
A Shocking and Appalling Misogynistic Excursion Into Sexual Sadism!
A violent killer is preying on women and dumping their bodies in an abandoned building. Tomoko (Erina Miyai) cheats on her lover with another man and thinks the killer saw their romantic tryst. She doesn't want to go to the police, because she's afraid her affair will be discovered, but the killer continues his murderous spree. What will Tomoko do to hide her torrid secret? Can she escape the hands of the murderer? The first entry in Nikkatsu's famous "ZOOM UP" adult series, ZOOM UP: MURDER SITE is a dark, violent film that's described as "...a collection of staggeringly repulsive murders, perhaps the most sadistic ever generated on film...The words misogynist and mean-spirited can barely describe the atrocities on hand" (Thomas and Yuko Mihara Weisser, JAPANESE CINEMA ENCYCLOPEDIA).
Impulse Pictures – https://impulse-pictures.com/
Zoom Up: Murder Site (Blu-ray) (mvdshop.com) – https://mvdshop.com/products/zoom-up-murder-site-blu-ray
"Grave Robbers" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
In the early Spanish colonial age, the leader of a satanic sect was condemned to eternal damnation by a priest, and was left to rot with an axe forever embedded in his chest. Now, in modern day, a group of teenage, treasure seeking, grave robbers accidentally uncover his hidden tomb, dislodging the axe in the process. But what they don't realize is that they've unwittingly re-woken the diabolical killer, who promptly sets out to complete his unholy mission of spawning the son of Satan, while brutally butchering anyone who happens to get in the way...
Heavily inspired by late 80s slasher films, Rubén Galindo Jr's GRAVE ROBBERS is one of the best forgotten films to come from Mexico's oft overlooked 80s horror boom. With exceptional production value, gruesome death scenes, and a relentless killer akin to his many American counterparts, GRAVE ROBBERS feels right at home with any of the later entries in the Friday the 13th series. Vinegar Syndrome is proud to present this hidden gem of Mexican splatter on Blu-ray for the first time, newly scanned in 4K from its original 35mm camera negative.
1. Region Free Blu-ray
2. Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative
3. "Unearthing the Past" - an interview with director Rubén Galindo Jr.
4. Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!
5. Reversible cover artwork
6. Newly translated English subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/password
“Grave Robbers” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Grave-Robbers-Ladrones-Tumbas-Blu-ray/dp/B08HTG8WDY
"Alone" Blu-Ray Review
WHAT ARE YOU RUNNING FROM?
A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her.
“Alone” Blu-Ray –
"Relic" Blu-Ray Review
When Edna—the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family—goes missing, her daughter and granddaughter travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna.
“Relic” Blu-Ray –
"Extracurricular" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
AFTER SCHOOL IS WHEN THE REAL FUN BEGINS
Miriam, Derek, Ian, and Jenny are overachieving high school students doing everything by the book. Straight A’s, sports, yearbook, band, and – when coursework allows – planning and executing elaborate murders.
“Extracurricular” Prime –
"The Swerve" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
The dark secrets of Holly’s seemingly perfect life are exposed when an unwanted intruder spins her life out of control forever.
"The Swerve" Prime – https://www.amazon.com/Swerve-Azura-Skye/dp/B08F52FQQ5/
"Murder Death Koreatown" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
TRUE CRIME. FOUND FOOTAGE. CONSPIRACY. MADNESS.
The bizarre found footage from an investigation into a true crime murder. An unemployed man’s curiosity about his neighbor’s murder warps into a conspiratorial obsession.
“Murder Death Koreatown” Prime –
"We Summon the Darkness" Streaming Review (Netflix)
IT’S GOING TO BE ONE HELL OF A PARTY.
Three best friends attending a heavy-metal show cross paths with sadistic killers after they travel to a secluded country home for an after party.
"We Summon the Darkness" Netflix – https://www.netflix.com/title/80206723?s=i
"A Creepshow Holiday Special" Streaming Review (Shudder)
In the holiday themed, hour-long episode, “Shapeshifters Anonymous,” fearing he is a murderer, an anxious man searches for answers for his “unique condition” from an unusual support group.
“A Creepshow Holiday Special” Shudder –
"Thirst" Streaming Review (Amazon Rental)
The drug addict Hulda is arrested accused of murdering her brother. After she is let go because of insufficient evidence, she meets Hjörtur, a thousand-year-old gay vampire. Together they have to fight a cult while being investigated by a rogue detective.
"Thirst" Amazon Rental –
"Freaky" Streaming Review (Amazon Rental)
BASIC SWITCH. KILLER NEW LOOK.
A mystical, ancient dagger causes a notorious serial killer to magically switch bodies with a 17-year-old girl.
"Freaky" Amazon Rental –
"The Call" Streaming Review (Netflix)
A CALL FROM A SERIAL KILLER… SHE'LL BEGIN TO HUNT YOUR PAST
Connected by phone in the same home but 20 years apart, a serial killer puts another woman's past - and life - on the line to change her own fate.
"The Call" Netflix – http://www.netflix.com/title/81342505
"Prey" aka "Uncaged" Streaming Review (Shudder)
A zoo veterinarian gets caught up in a grisly adventure as she finds herself leading the city-wide hunt for a monstrous lion terrorizing the Dutch capital of Amsterdam.
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"The Babysitter: Killer Queen" Streaming Review (Netflix)
FACE YOUR DEMONS. SURVIVE THE NIGHT.
Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter Bee, Cole’s trying to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil.
"The Babysitter: Killer Queen" Netflix – https://www.netflix.com/title/81012366
"Dogs Don't Wear Pants" Streaming Review (Shudder)
YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY
Juha has lost his wife in an accident. Years after, he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
"Dogs Don't Wear Pants" Shudder – https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/dogs-dont-wear-pants/b8b92cc61b0c6d7e
"Werewolf" Streaming Review (Amazon Rental)
Summer of 1945. A temporary orphanage is established in an abandoned palace surrounded by forests for the eight children liberated from the Gross-Rosen camp. Hanka, also a former inmate, becomes their guardian. After the atrocities of the camp, the protagonists slowly begin to regain what is left of their childhood but the horror returns quickly. Camp Alsatians roam the forests around. Released by the SS earlier on, they have gone feral and are starving. Looking for food they besiege the palace. The children are terrified and their camp survival instinct is triggered.
"Werewolf" Prime Rental – https://www.amazon.com/Werewolf-Kamil-Polnisiak/dp/B08P6CY4JP/
"Amulet" Streaming Review (Hulu)
HAVE FAITH IN FEAR
Tomaz, an ex-soldier now homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house, inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for Magda, Tomaz cannot ignore his suspicion that something insidious might also be living alongside them.
“Amulet” Hulu – https://www.hulu.com/movie/amulet-24b1d118-ba59-4d9a-a4ce-b07597d3a23b
"A Good Woman is Hard to Find" Streaming Review (Shudder)
The recently widowed mother of two, Sarah, is desperate to know who murdered her husband in front of her young son, rendering him mute. Coerced into helping a low-life drug dealer stash narcotics stolen from the local Mr. Big, she’s forced into taking drastic action to protect her children, evolving from downtrodden submissive to take-charge vigilante.
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Survive 2005 "Cigarette Burns" Streaming Review (Tubi TV)
With a torrid past that haunts him, a movie theatre owner is hired to search for the only existing print of a film so notorious that its single screening caused the viewers to become homicidally insane.
“Cigarette Burns” Tubi – https://tubitv.com/tv-shows/286426/s01-e08-cigarette-burns?start=true
Blindspot Episode 34 "Zodiac" Director's Cut Blu-Ray Review
THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO LOSE YOUR LIFE TO A KILLER.
The true story of the investigation of the “Zodiac Killer”, a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.
“Zodiac” Director’s Cut Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Zodiac-Blu-ray-Jr-Robert-Downey/dp/B072QKGY4L/
Ask a Question/ Answer a Question
What film do you think will never get released on Blu-Ray/Home Video?
Tremors – 1990 – Ron Underwood
Versus – 2000 – Ryûhei Kitamura
Vigilante – 1983 – William Lustig
Flower and Snake – 1974 – Masaru Konuma
Zoom Up: Murder Site – 1979 – Kôyû Ohara
Grave Robbers – 1989 – Rubén Galindo Jr.
Alone – 2020 – John Hyams
Relic – 2020 – Natalie Erika James
Extracurricular – 2018 – Ray Xue
The Swerve – 2018 – Dean Kapsalis
Murder Death Koreatown – 2020 – Unknown
We Summon the Darkness – 2019 – Marc Meyers
A Creesphow Holiday Special – 2020 – Gregory Nicotero
Thirst – 2019 – Gaukur Úlfarsson/ Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson
Freaky – 2020 – Christopher Landon
The Call – 2020 – Lee Chung-hyun
Prey – 2016 – Dick Maas
The Babysitter: Killer Queen – 2020 – McG
Dogs Don’t Wear Pants – 2019 – Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää
Werewolf – 2018 – Adrian Panek
Amulet – 2020 – Romola Garai
A Good Woman is Hard to Find – 2019 – Abner Pastoll
Cigarette Burns – 2005 – John Carpenter
Zodiac – 2007 – David Fincher