“Solid Metal Nightmares –A Snake of June” Review – 00:21
“Solid Metal Nightmares – Vital” Review – 6:15
“Solid Metal Nightmares – Haze” Review – 10:39
“Solid Metal Nightmares – Kotoko” Review – 13:06
“Solid Metal Nightmares – Killing” Review – 19:02
“The Night Stalker” Patreon Review – 25:11
The Weekly Western “Ulzana’s Raid” Patreon Review – 32:14
“The Addams Family” ” A Run Through ’91 Review – 40:30
“Teenage Exorcist” A Run Through ’91 Review – 44:46
“Kingdom of the Vampire‘” A Run Through ’91 Review – 50:31
“Zombie Cop” A Run Through ’91 Review – 55:25
“Zombie Army” A Run Through ’91 Review – 59:29
Blindspot Episode 10 “The Last Broadcast” Review – 1:03:50
Questions – 1:24:40
Question of the Week “Bad movie that would make a good remake?”1:31:58
Update – 1:32:31
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
"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
"The Night Stalker" Blu-Ray Review (Kino) Patreon Pick
BRAND NEW HD RESTORATION IN 4K! An investigative journalist takes a stab at the supernatural. This unforgettable first entry in the Night Stalker series introduced the world to the quirky reporter with a penchant for the paranormal and became one of the top-rated TV movies of all time. Investigating a series of Las Vegas murders, Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin, The Night Strangler) discovers that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of blood. Though Kolchak's outlandish theory about the murders gets him nowhere with the police, his initiative to apprehend the killer himself gets him into hot water... with a modern-day vampire. The great John Llewellyn Moxey (Nightmare in Badham County) directed this Dan Curtis (Burnt Offerings) production featuring Carol Lynley (The Poseidon Adventure), Simon Oakland (The Hunting Party), Ralph Meeker (Big House, U.S.A.), Claude Akins (A Man Called Sledge), Charles McGraw (The Narrow Margin), Kent Smith (The Spiral Staircase), Elisha Cook Jr. (I Wake Up Screaming) and Larry Linville (TV’s M*A*S*H). Teleplay by legendary sci-fi/horror writer Richard Matheson (The Incredible Shrinking Man).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Brand New 4K Restoration
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
NEW Interview with Director John Llewellyn Moxey
NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert
"The Night Stalker: Dan Curtis Interview" featurette
Limited Edition Booklet essay by Film critic and author Simon Abrams
Newly Commissioned Art by Sean Phillips (no longer available)
Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (no longer available)
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“The Night Stalker” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/the-night-stalker-special-edition-dvd
The Weekly Western "Ulzana's Raid" Blu-Ray Review (Kino) Patreon Pick
From Robert Aldrich, the renowned director of The Dirty Dozen, The Grissom Gang, The Killing of Sister George and The Longest Yard, comes this thrilling western starring screen legend Burt Lancaster (The Train, Elmer Gantry, Valdez Is Coming) in one the best performances of his iconic career. Violence begets violence in this explosive western that pits marauding Apaches against weary Indian fighters and naïve U.S. cavalrymen. Lancaster is McIntosh, a scout assigned to aid the cavalry in tracking down Ulzana (Joaquín Martínez, Jeremiah Johnson) and his band of renegade Indians. As the trail gets hotter, McIntosh tries to teach idealistic young Lieutenant DeBuin (Bruce Davison, The Crucible) that the only way to fight their escalating brutality and violence is with more force. This gritty action epic is the third of four films starring Lancaster and directed by Aldrich; the others were Apache (1954), Vera Cruz (1954) and Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977). Beautifully shot by Joseph F. Biroc (Too Late the Hero) and featuring strong supporting performances by Richard Jaeckel (The Devil’s Brigade) and Lloyd Bochner (Point Blank).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton
NEW Interview with star Bruce Davison
Trailers From Hell with John Landis
Optional English Subtitles
Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“Ulzana’s Raid” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/ulzanas-raid-special-edition-blu-ray
"A Run Through '91 "The Addams Family" Blu-Ray Review
WEIRD IS RELATIVE
When an evil doctor finds out Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years, he introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams family’s money. Wednesday has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very well to the strange family.
“The Addams Family” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Addams-Family-Values-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B07TKNGMJW/
"A Run Through '91 "Teenage Exorcist" DVD Review
SHE’LL TURN YOUR HEAD… ALL THE WAY AROUND.
Diane is a repressed, neurotic grad student, who moves into a cursed mansion only to be possessed by the house’s demonic master. She is then transformed into a raven-haired, leather and lingerie-clad seductress, who seeks a virgin sacrifice for her master. Meanwhile her sister, brother-in-law, a priest, and a pizza boy try to rescue her while avoiding the demon’s wrath.
“Teenage Exorcist” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Teenage-Exorcist-Michael-Berryman/dp/B000AYYVCY/
"A Run Through '91 "Kingdom of the Vampire" DVD Review (Tempe)
SUBURBS ARE HER KINGDOM… AND DEATH IS HER DOMAIN!
Jeff works the night shift, then comes home to his domineering mother, who has the grisly habit of slaughtering neighborhood children to satisfy her insatiable bloodlust. Jeff is reluctant to reveal his true identity until he meets Nina, a young woman with a strange attraction for the introvert. But Jeff’s not the only one with eyes for Nina… mother has other plans for her!
“Kingdom of the Vampie” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Vampire-Double-Feature-Brett/dp/B000UH8WV2/
"A Run Through '91 "Zombie Cop" DVD Review (Tempe)
During a drug raid, a narcotics officer confronts a strange Voodoo priest named Dr. Death, who is chanting. The officer and the priest shoot it out and they both wind up dead. Later, the two rise from their graves and return to the land of the living as zombies. Dr. Death is resurrected with a new mission in mind, to take over the world. The “zombie” cop enlists the aid of his old police buddies to stop the mad priest.
“Bad Movie Police” DVD Set – https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Movie-Police-Crimewave-5-Pack/dp/B000NJVXAY/
"A Run Through '91 "Zombie Army" VHS Review (Video Outlaw)
When the Army takes over a former asylum, they discover that some inmates are still living in solitary confinement there, and become murderous zombies.
“Zombie Army” VHS – https://phantompainfilms.com/product/the-zombie-army-vhs/
Blindspot "The Last Broadcast" DVD Review
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED THAT NIGHT IN THE WOODS?
Bristling with equipment, two enthusiastic local access cable TV producers recruit an assistant and venture into a forest in search of the mythical and horrifying Jersey Devil. Days later, only one of the trio emerges. He becomes the prime suspect in the disappearances of the other two. However, a local filmmaker examines extensive footage found at the scene and arrives at a different conclusion.
“The Last Broadcast” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Last-Broadcast-David-Beard/dp/B00001WY86/
Ask a Question/Answer a Question
A bad movie that would make a good remake?
A Snake of June – 2002 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Vital – 2004 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Haze – 2005 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Kotoko – 2011 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Killing – 2018 – Shin'ya Tsukamoto
The Night Stalker – 1972 – John Llewellyn Moxey
Ulzana’s Raid – 1972 – Robert Aldrich
The Addams Family – 1991 – Barry Sonnenfeld
Teenage Exorcist – 1991 – Grant Austin Waldman
Kingdom of the Vampire – 1991 – J.R. Bookwalter
Zombie Cop – 1991 – J.R. Bookwalter
Zombie Army – 1991 – Betty Stapleford
The Last Broadcast – 1998 – Stefan Avalos/Lance Weiler