“Dream Demon” Review -0:15
“Sixteen Candles” Review -6:24
“Solid Metal Nightmares – Tetsuo: The Iron Man” Review – 14:03
“Solid Metal Nightmares – Tetsuo II: Body Hammer” Review – 22:57
“Solid Metal Nightmares – Adventures of Denchu Kozo” Review – 28:55
“Solid Metal Nightmares – Tokyo Fist” Review – 32:50
“Solid Metal Nightmares – Bullet Ballet” Review – 37:30
“Die Die Delta Pie” Review – 42:15
“Hair” Review with Jeremy – 48:07
“Robotrix” ” A Run Through ’91 Review – 104:49
“The Haunted” A Run Through ’91 Review – 1:11:30
“Servants of Twilight ‘” A Run Through ’91 Review – 1:16:55
Blindspot Episode 9 “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” Review – 1:21:52
Questions – 1:34:29
Question of the Week “Favorite CAT III titles?” “Favorite movie from Hong Kong?” 1:39:37
Update – 1:40:27
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
"Dream Demon" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
A young bride-to-be's anxieties over her upcoming wedding take on a horrifying, demonic form in this underseen 1988 "rubber reality" shocker from director/co-writer Harley Cokeliss (Black Moon Rising), starring Timothy Spall and Jemma Redgrave. As her marriage to decorated war hero Oliver draws near, well-heeled Diana moves into her sprawling new London home where she starts to experience strange and terrifying nightmares. But are these blood-curdling night terrors merely the symptom of an unsettled mind, or the sign of something far sinister at work? Hounded by a pair of sleazy journalists (Timothy Spall and Jimmy Nail), Diana soon crosses paths with American tourist Jenny, who appears to have a strange connection to the foreboding house and its sinister past. Long dormant on home media since its original VHS release, Dream Demon - a terrific blend of psychological horror and late 80s practical gore effects - has at long-last been stirred from its analogue slumber and arrives on Blu-ray, newly-restored from the original camera negative and in a brand new Director's Cut!
Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative, supervised and approved by director Harley Cokeliss
Director’s Cut and Original Theatrical Version
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed stereo audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new scene-select audio commentary with director Harley Cokeliss and producer Paul Webster
Newly-filmed interview with director Harley Cokeliss
Newly-filmed interview with producer Paul Webster
Newly-filmed interview with actress Jemma Redgrave
Newly-filmed interview with actor Mark Greenstreet
Newly-filmed interview with actor Nickolas Grace
Newly-filmed interview with actress Annabelle Lanyon
Newly-filmed interview with composer Bill Nelson
Foundations of Nightmare: The Making of Dream Demon - behind the scenes documentary on the production featuring interviews with director Harley Cokeliss, producer Paul Webster, actors Timothy Spall, Jemma Redgrave, composer Bill Nelson and more
Original Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anne Bilson, author of the Dream Demon novelisation, and director Harley Cokeliss
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Reversible poster featuring exclusive newly-commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Dream Demon” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/dream-demon-blu-ray
"Sixteen Candles" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
In his debut film as writer-director, John Hughes immediately cemented himself as the king of teen cinema with Sixteen Candles, and in the process also introduced one of the most iconic faces of '80s Americana: Molly Ringwald. For high schooler Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald), her 16th birthday might be the worst day of her life. Her entire family has forgotten about it due to her older sister's impending wedding; her biggest crush, high school hunk Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) has discovered an embarrassing "sex quiz" filled out by Sam in which she details how she is saving herself for him; and to make matters worse, she is hounded by a relentless nerd (Anthony Michael Hall) who won't take no for an answer. But Sam's sweet sixteen isn't over yet, and before the end of the night, all her birthday wishes could still come true... Taking the rude and crude humor of the teen sex comedies that came before it and placing it within the intimately portrayed perspective of a girl's mid-teenage-life crisis, Sixteen Candles is a bombshell of 80s pop culture that continues to be debated and beloved over three decades after its release.
New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation of the Theatrical Version of the film (92 mins), plus Blu-ray™ premiere Extended Version (94 mins), featuring the additional 'cafeteria' scene newly remastered in high definition
Original lossless mono audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option
Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Alternate 'home video' soundtrack prepared for VHS and laserdisc releases
Option to watch additional scene from the Extended Version separately
Casting 'Sixteen Candles', an all-new audio interview with casting director Jackie Burch
When Gedde Met Deborah, a newly filmed conversation between actors Gedde Watanabe and Deborah Pollack
Rudy the Bohunk, a newly filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos
The In-Between, a newly filmed interview with camera operator Gary Kibbe
The New Wave Nerd, a newly filmed interview with filmmaker Adam Rifkin, who shadowed John Hughes while working as an extra on set
Music for Geeks, a newly filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn
A Very Eighties Fairytale, an all-new video essay written and narrated by writer Soraya Roberts, looking at the film from a contemporary feminist perspective
Celebrating Sixteen Candles, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including stars Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Justin Henry, Haviland Morris and Gedde Watanabe
Theatrical trailers, TV spots and radio spots
BD-ROM: PDF of the original shooting script
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nikki Baughan and Bryan Reesman
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Sixteen Candles” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/sixteen-candles-blu-ray
"Solid Metal Nightmares - The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
Blu-ray includes limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, Gary Pullin, Ian MacEwan, Chris Malbon, Jacob Phillips, Tommy Pocket, Peter Strain and Tony Stella, double-sided fold-out poster, and Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Kat Ellinger, Jasper Sharp and Mark Schilling while supplies last.
One of the most distinctive and celebrated names in modern Japanese cinema, there's no other filmmaker quite like Shinya Tsukamoto. Since his early days as a teenager making Super 8 shorts, he has remained steadfastly independent, garnering widespread acclaim while honing his own unique and instantly recognizable aesthetic on the margins of the industry. Frequently exploring themes of urban alienation, physical transformation and psychosexual obsession, his films cross genre boundaries, defying straightforward classification. This exclusive collection gathers together eight feature-length films and two shorts from Tsukamoto's diverse filmography, including his most recent offering - his samurai drama Killing, making its home video premiere.
Special Features: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations, Audio commentaries by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes on each film, including brand new commentaries on Tetsuo, Tetsuo II, Tokyo Fist, A Snake of June, Kotoko, Killing, The Adventure of Denchu-kozo and Haze, Brand new career-spanning interview with Shinya Tsukamoto, An Assault on the Senses, a brand new visual essay on the films and style of Shinya Tsukamoto by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp, Multiple archival interviews with Shinya Tsukamoto covering every film in the collection, Multiple trailers and image galleries, and More:
THE ADVENTURE OF DENCHU-KOZO (1987 // 47 Minutes // Not Rated): Archival Background to The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo featurette
TETSUO: THE IRON MAN (1989 // 67 Minutes // Not Rated): Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio
TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER (1992 // 83 Minutes // Rated R): Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio
TOKYO FIST (1998 // 87 Minutes // Not Rated): Original lossless PCM 1.0 mono audio, Music Clips
BULLET BALLET (1998 // 87 Minutes // Not Rated): Optional lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo audio, Music Clips
A SNAKE OF JUNE (2002, 77 Minutes, Rated R): Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Shooting A Snake of June, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s production
VITAL (2004 // 86 Minutes // Rated R): Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Archival The Making of Vital featurette, Archival behind-the-scenes featurettes on Vital’s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and Vital’s special effects, Music Clips
HAZE (2005 // 49 Minutes // Not Rated): Original lossless PCM 2.0 stereo audio, The Making of Haze, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film’s production, Kaori Fuji at the Locarno Film Festival, an archival featurette focusing on Haze’s lead actress
KOTOKO (2011 // 91 Minutes // Not Rated): Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
KILLING (2018 // 80 Minutes // Not Rated): Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Arrow Video // 1987-2018 // 754 Minutes // Not Rated, Rated R // Color // Japanese with Optional English Subtitles // All Region
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Solid Metal Nightmares” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/solid-metal-nightmares-the-films-of-shinya-tsukamoto-blu-ray
"Die Die Delta Pie" Blu-Ray Review (Gatorblade Films)
In late 1980s, when times were fun, technology was changing, clothes were Rad and girls were Bad; there was one thing that didn't change, traditions. Delta Pi, a long-lasting sorority institution in the heart of Tampa, Florida, keeps that tradition "alive"...until late 1986 Spring Break when a serial killer was just coming to light.
When a group of Delta Pi Sisters decide to pull a prank on one of their own; a Sister they hate, a Sister who's smarter than they are, prettier and too young to be part of the Delta Pi group; a prank that goes horribly wrong, fatally wrong during a traditional Spring Break ceremonial burning of the House Mother dummy to start the new season.
It was supposed to be an embarrassing moment for Marissa Chambers in the hopes that she would step down as a member of the sorority, but that doesn't happen. After being burned to death, the serial killer strikes with dire consequences. A serial killer that may or may not be related to Marissa.
It was a gruesome and devastating time for Sun State University. Almost half of the Delta Pi Sorority were wiped out. Was it a vengeful killing or were they at the right place at the wrong time? After the killings, the sorority had to be shut down, a first in the long running tradition of the exclusive group.
27 years later, the house reopens and new Sisters are elected. When Delta Pi girls begin dying one by one, it is suspected that the serial killer has returned but it's much more than that. The Burnt One has come. Die Die Delta Pi!
Full length directors commentary
“Die Die Delta Pie” Blu-Ray – https://gatorbladefilms.com/
"Hair" Blu-Ray Review (Olive Signature)
Hair, the Broadway rock musical sensation of 1968, would find its way to the big screen over a decade later under the masterful direction of two-time Academy Award® winner Milos Forman (Best Director – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – 1976, Amadeus – 1985) in a film adaptation as magical as it is timeless.
Based on the Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermot stage musical, Hair stars John Savage (The Deer Hunter) as naïve country boy Claude Hooper Bukowski, a Vietnam War draftee who travels to New York where he’s swept up in a world of free love, hallucinogens and romance, courtesy of hippies Berger (Treat Williams), Jeannie (Annie Golden), Hud (Dorsey Wright) and Woof (Don Dacus). Beverly D’Angelo co-stars as Sheila, a beautiful debutante and the object of Claude’s affections.
Hair boasts a catalog of hit songs — “Good Morning Starshine,” “I Got Life,” “Hair,” “Where Do I Go” — ingeniously staged and adeptly performed by its cast, including a heartbreaking rendition of “Easy to Be Hard,” a showstopper for actress Cheryl Barnes in her one and only screen performance.
OLIVE SIGNATURE FEATURES
New HD restoration
Audio commentary by assistant director Michael Hausman and actor Treat Williams
“The Tribe Remembers” – with actors Beverly D’Angelo, Don Dacus, Ellen Foley, Annie Golden, John Savage, and Dorsey Wright
“Making Chance Work: Choreographing Hair” – with choreographer Twyla Tharp
“Cutting Hair” – with editors Lynzee Klingman and Stanley Warnow
“Hair Style” – with production designer Stuart Wurtzel
“Artist, Teacher, Mentor: Remembering Milos Forman” – with director James Mangold
Essay by critic Sheila O’Malley
Olive Films - https://olivefilms.com/
“Hair” Olive Signature Edition Blu-Ray – https://olivefilms.com/product/hair-olive-signature-blu-ray/
"A Run Through '91 "Robotrix" DVD Review (Fortune Star)
A mad scientist transfers his mind to a wicked robot, which then embarks on a program of kidnaping, rape and murder, during which a female detective is killed. To fight the robot, the police woman’s corpse is then made into a robotrix.
“Robotrix” Blu-Ray Import – https://www.yesasia.com/global/robotrix-1991-blu-ray-hong-kong-version/1088597328-0-0-0-en/info.html
A Run Through '91 "The Haunted" Streaming Review (YouTube)
When the Smurl family moves into a duplex, they find out it’s haunted.
“The Haunted” YouTube – https://youtu.be/9BaF-YgmBNk
A Run Through '91 "Servants of Twilight" DVD Review
Everyone thinks very highly of little six year old Joey Scavello...even those that want to kill him.
Six year old Joey Scavello (Jarrett Lennon) is a very special little boy, so special that some people want him dead.
"Mother Grace" (Grace Zabriskie) and her followers, the "Servants of Twilight," are convinced that Joey is the anti-christ, and their "holy" mission is his destruction. After a failed attempt to murder Joey, his mother Christine, (Belinda Bauer) enlists the aid of a private investigator, Charlie Harrison (Bruce Greenwood).
When their home is besieged, Charlie moves Christine and Joey to a remote cabin in the woods. There, Charlie and Christine's mutual attraction heats up as the "Servants" discover the hideout and Charlie learns that one of his trusted colleagues has been working with "Mother Grace" all along.
The thrilling confrontation may very well mean the end of Joey's life...or the beginning of the ultimate reign of terror!
“Servants of Twilight” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Servants-Twilight-Bruce-Greenwood/dp/B00005O5DB/
Blindspot "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community. This authoritative edition of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 4K restoration scanned from the (mostly) preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive. Available on DCP!
Blu-ray Extras Include:
*German intertitles with optional English Subtitles
*Score performed by the Studio For Film Music at the University of Music, Freiburg
*Booklet Essay by Kristin Thompson
*Caligari: How Horror Came to the Cinema (Documentary, 52 minutes)
*Additional Music Score by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/the-cabinet-of-dr-caligari-2014-restoration-blu-ray
Ask a Question/Answer a Question
What is your favorite CAT III film? What is you favorite Hong Kong movie?
Dream Demon – 1988 – Harley Cokeliss
Sixteen Candles – 1984 – John Hughes
Tetsuo: The Iron Man – 1989 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Tetsuo II: Body Hammer – 1992 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Adventures of Denchu-Kozo – 1987 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Tokyo Fist – 1995 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Bullet Ballet – 1998 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Die Die Delta Pie – 2013 – Sean Donohue/Christopher Leto
Hair – 1979 – Milos Forman
Robotrix – 1991 – Jamie Luk
The Haunted – 1991 – Robert Mandel
Servants of Twilight – 1991 – Jeffrey Obrow
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari – 1920 – Robert Wiene