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“The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films” Review - 0:37
“Hanger” Review – 7:30
“Hereditary” Review– 16:02
Patreon Pick “18 Bronzemen” Review– 23:14
1970 “Valerie and Her Week of Wonders” Review – 26:28
1970 “Cauldron of Blood” Review – 32:59
1970 “Assignment Terror” Review – 35:26
1970 “The Bloody Judge” Review – 40:11
1970 “An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe” Review – 43:35
1970 “Mark of the Witch” Review– 48:13
1970 “Hatchet for the Honeymoon” Review – 50:31
1970, You Ain’t Seen!? “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage” Review with Jeremy – 54:51
Questions/Answers/ Question of the Week “Favorite documentary about making films?” – 1:19:34
Update – 1:31:07
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"The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films" Blu-Ray Review (MVD Rewind Collection)
THE INCREDIBLY TRUE STORY ABOUT MENAHEM GOLAN & YORAM GLOBUS' CANNON FILMS AND THE MOVIE STUDIO THAT DEFINED THE 1980's
THE GO-GO BOYS: THE INSIDE STORY OF CANNON FILMS is a documentary about two Israeli-born cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the American Dream, turned the Hollywood power structure upside down, producing over 300 films and becoming the most powerful independent film company in the world. Directed by Sundance Grand Jury Price nominee Hilla Medalia (After the Storm), The Go-Go Boys is an up close and personal documentary that examines the complex relationship between two contradictory personalities whose combined force fueled their success and eventual collapse. Featuring interviews with Jean Claude Van Damme, Michael Dudikoff, Eli Roth, Boaz Davidson along with Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus themselves, as well as archive footage of Sylvester Stallone, Charles Bronson and Chuck Norris in the definitive documentary about Cannon Films.
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"Hanger" Blu-Ray Review (Unearthed Films)
Payback is a Bitch of a Whore!
Ryan Nicholson directs this savage exploitation film that follows the vengeance-fueled rampage of Hanger (Nathan Dashwood), the now-grown survivor of a bungled back-alley abortion who returns to punish a pimp for forcing his mother into the procedure. As Hanger gets a taste for blood, his revenge spills over to the street's other depraved bottom-feeders. Lloyd Kaufman and Debbie Rochon co-star in this graphic gorefest.
5.1 Surround Sound
2.0 audio Commentary with Director Ryan Nicholson
Behind the Stoma: The Making and Taking of Hanger
Taking of Hanger Enough Dope to Hang Yourself With: On The Set with Lloyd Kaufman
Rose's Bush: Starring Leroy Washington
With over 16 hours of never before seen takes, behind the scenes and outtakes!
Unearthed Films – https://www.unearthedfilms.com/
“Hanger” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/hanger-2-disc-collectors-edition-blu-ray
"Hereditary" 4K Review
EVERY FAMILY TREE HIDES A SECRET.
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.
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Patreon Pick "18 Bronzemen" Review
A SUPER DEATH SQUAD, THEY GASH YOU… SMASH YOU… MASH YOU.
During the Manchurian invasion of China, the son of the Ming Dynasty General takes refuge in the Shaolin Temple to learn martial arts, so that he may seek revenge for his dead father. But he must first endure the rigorous test of the temple’s legendary 18 Bronzemen.
“18 Bronzemen” YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH3ALc6HyRQ
1970 “Valerie and Her Week of Wonders” Blu-Ray Review (Criterion)
A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders serves up an endlessly looping, nonlinear fairy tale, set in a quasi-medieval landscape. Ravishingly shot, enchantingly scored, and spilling over with surreal fancies, this enticing phantasmagoria from director Jaromil Jireš is among the most beautiful oddities of the Czechoslovak New Wave.
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Three early shorts by director Jaromil Jireš: Uncle (1959), Footprints (1960), and The Hall of Lost Footsteps (1960)
New interview with Czechoslovak film scholar Peter Hames
Interviews from 2006 with actors Jaroslava Schallerová and Jan Klusák
Alternate 2007 psych-folk soundtrack to the film by the Valerie Project, with a new video piece on the music’s origins
New English subtitle translation
PLUS: An essay by critic Jana Prikryl
New cover based on an original poster by Dot Graphics
Criterion – https://www.criterion.com/
“Valerie and Her Week of Wonders” Blu-Ray – https://www.criterion.com/films/27860-valerie-and-her-week-of-wonders
1970 “Cauldron of Blood” Blu-Ray Review (Olive Films)
TOPS IN TOTAL HORROR!
A blind sculptor works on his magnum opus unaware that the skeletons he has been using for armatures are the remains of the victims of his evil wife and that he is the next target.
Olive Films – https://olivefilms.com/
“Cauldron of Blood” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Cauldron-Blood-Blind-Bluff-Blu-ray/dp/B00MGBS47C/
1970 “Assignment Terror” Blu-Ray Review (Scorpion Releasing)
Earth is under siege from an invading squad of aliens who have a diabolical plan to conquer mankind with a mummy, a vampire, Frankenstein's monster, and a werewolf. With abducted women as their assistants, the aliens use a traveling circus for cover, but their supernatural plan could have some monstrous consequences. The second film in the hugely popular Spanish horror series starring cult film star Paul Naschy as the legendary Waldemar Daninsky.
Starring Paul Naschy, Michael Rennie, Karin Dor, Patty Shepard
Special Features: Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth, Alternate Title Sequence, Still Gallery, Liner Notes, Trailer
Scorpion Releasing // 1969 // 87 Minutes // Not Rated // Color // Spanish with English Subtitles, English Dubbed // Region A
“Assignment Terror” Blu-Ray –
1970 “The Bloody Judge” Review
Christopher Lee gives one of his most unforgettable performances as Judge George Jeffreys, the infamous 17th Century witchfinder whose unholy obsession with a luscious wench (Maria Rohm of THE BLOOD OF FU MANCHU) fuels a jaw-dropping spree of torture, brutality and flesh-ripping perversion. Howard Vernon (SUCCUBUS), Margaret Lee (EUGENIE), Maria Schell (99 WOMEN) and Oscar nominee Leo Genn (QUO VADIS) co-star in this landmark epic of sexual violence and sadism, complete with a superb score by Bruno Nicolai (JUSTINE) and directed with spectacularly deviant glee by the one and only Jess Franco. Blue Underground is proud to present the most complete and uncensored version of THE BLOODY JUDGE ever released, painstakingly restored from various European vault elements and now including such never-before-seen sequences as Maria Rohm's forced-lesbian jailhouse encounter as well as additional nudity, bloodshed and what Christopher Lee himself calls 'scenes of extraordinary depravity!'
“The Bloody Judge” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/bloody-judge-the-dvd
1970 “An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe” Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
A DIABOLICAL QUARTET OF HORRIFYING EVIL!
A collection of four Poe stories narrated by Vincent Price: 1) The Tell-Tale Heart, 2) The Sphinx, 3) The Cask of Amontillado, and 4) The Pit and the Pendulum.
NEW Master Created From The Original 2" Tape Masters
NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian And Author Steve Haberman
NEW Interview With Writer/Producer/Director Kenneth Johnson
Behind-The-Scenes Photo Gallery
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“Vincent Price Collection Vol. 3” Blu-Ray –
1970 “Mark of the Witch” Blu-Ray Review (Code Red)
INNOCENT CO-ED… OR BRIDE OF THE DEVIL?
A 300-year-old witch terrorizes a college town to get revenge on the descendant of the man who persecuted her.
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1970 “Hatchet for the Honeymoon” Blu-Ray Review (Redemption)
Seven years after innovating the grisly Italian genre known as giallo, Mario Bava returned to the form to create one of its deliriously frightening examples: HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON (Il rosso segno della follia).
Stephen Forsyth stars as John Harrington, the head of an affluent fashion house, who harbors an uncontrollable bloodlust for women in bridal veils. Only by murdering a succession of them, each in a grisly manner, can he delve deeper into his subconscious and bring to light the primal scene that spawned his very specific homicidal fetish.
With its director doubling as cinematographer, HATCHET is one of Bava's most visually sumptuous films. This Redemption edition has been newly mastered in HD from the 35mm negative, and is accompanied by an audio commentary by Video Watchdog founder Tim Lucas, commissioned especially for this release.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Mastered in HD from the 35mm negative
Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark
Original theatrical trailer
Original trailers of other Bava films
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You Ain't Seen?!, 1970 "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" 4K Review, Dave's Pick for Jeremy
IF YOU THINK YOU ARE BEING FOLLOWED HOME AFTER SEEING THIS MOVIE, KEEP TELLING YOURSELF THAT IT'S ALL IN YOUR MIND.
In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage - a film which redefined the 'giallo' genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom. Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorizing Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)... A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento's filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West), this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this brand new 4K Ultra HD presentation from Arrow Video!
New 4K restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Restored original lossless mono Italian and English soundtracks
English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
Audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films
Black Gloves and Screaming Mimis, an interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger exploring the film’s themes and its relationship to both the giallo and Fredric Brown’s novel The Screaming Mimi
The Power of Perception, a visual essay on the cinema of Dario Argento by Alexanda Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria, reflecting on the recurring theme of perception and the role of art in Argento’s filmography
Crystal Nightmare, an interview with writer/director Dario Argento
An Argento Icon, an interview with actor Gildo Di Marco
Eva’s Talking, an archival interview with actor Eva Renzi
Original Italian and international theatrical trailers
2017 Texas Frightmare trailer
Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Howard Hughes and Jack Seabrook, and a new essay by Rachael Nisbet
Fold-out double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
Six double-sided, postcard-sized lobby card reproduction artcards
Limited edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring originally and newly commissioned artwork by Obviously Creative
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Question of the Week
Favorite documentary film about making films?
The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films – 2014 – Hilla Medalia
Hanger – 2009 – Ryan Nicholson
Hereditary – 2018 – Ari Aster
18 Bronzemen – 1976 – Joseph Kuo
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders – 1970 – Jaromil Jireš
Cauldron of Blood – 1970 – Santos Alcocer
Assignment Terror – 1970 – Eberhard Meichsner/Hugo Fregonese/Tulio Demicheli
The Bloody Judge – 1970 – Jess Franco
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe – 1970 – Kenneth Johnson
Mark of the Witch – 1970 – Tom Moore
Hatchet for the Honeymoon – 1970 – Mario Bava
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage – 1970 – Dario Argento