“A Taste of Phobia” Review – 0:28
“German Angst” Review – 6:20
“Lady Street Fighter” Review – 16:09
“Breakdown” Review – 22:03
“Hereditary” Review – 27:40
“Malone” Review – 37:40
VHS Voyage “The Channler” Review – 44:39
“A Woman Under the Influence” Pick a Movie – 50:00
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 58:31
Q&A – 59:08
Update – 1:03:35
"A Taste of Phobia" DVD Review (Artsploitation Films)
A horror anthology in which 14 directors delve into the terrifying truths and horrors of phobias.
This unnerving horror anthology is crafted by 14 innovative directors who aren't afraid to explore mankind's most bizarre and frightening phobias. Can you imagine being so freaked out by body hair that you would do absolutely anything to remove it? You may have caetophobia. Did you ever look up at the stars and realize how small and insignificant that you really are and start to question your own existence? You might have Astrophobia. How about standing in the voting booth and making a decision on the next political election when an insurmountable amount of panic takes you over. You probably have Politicophobia. Each deranged segment magnifies a specific phobia and proves that people can be afraid of just about anything including dreaming, bacteria, cooking, darkness, blood, medication even young virgins.
One more hidden phobia short included
Artsploitation Website – http://www.artsploitationfilms.com/
“A Taste of Phobia” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/a-taste-of-phobia-dvd
"German Angst" Blu-Ray Review (Artsploitation Films)
Three German Tales of Love, Sex and Death in Berlin
This German horror anthology features three films - all of which focus on the dark, violent, and disturbing nature of love and sex were written and directed by three controversial underground filmmakers: the legendary Jorg Buttgereit (Nekromantik (1987), The Death King (1990); Andreas Marschall (Tears of Kali (2004); and Michal Kosakowski (Zero Killed (2014). "Final Girl" (Jörg Buttgereit) The first episode, tells the story of a young girl who lives with her guinea pig in a dirty apartment in Berlin. Seemingly a little lonely except for that bound and gagged man tied to her bed. "Make a Wish" (Michal Kosakowski) This gut-wrenching tale involves a young deaf-mute couple who are attacked by a group of skin-head hooligans. However, they are in possession of a mysterious talisman that could help them. "Alraune" (Andreas Marschall) The finale follows a man who stumbles upon a secret sex club that promises the ultimate sexual experience by using a drug made from the roots of the legendary Mandragora plant. But the ecstatic experiences have horrific side-effects. Stylishly shot this neo-noir short offers a ton of nudity, kinky sex, and gory violence (and bizarre monsters). "Final Girl" (Jorg Buttgereit) The first episode, tells the story of a young girl who lives with her guinea pig in a dirty apartment in Berlin. Seemingly a little lonely except for that bound and gagged man tied to her bed. "Make a Wish" (Michal Kosakowski) This gut-wrenching tale involves a young deaf-mute couple who are attacked by a group of skin-head hooligans. However, they are in possession of a mysterious talisman that could help them. "Alraune" (Andreas Marschall) The finale follows a man who stumbles upon a secret sex club that promises the ultimate sexual experience by using a drug made from the roots of the legendary Mandragora plant. But the ecstatic experiences have horrific side-effects."
Teaser #1 (1 min 55 sec)
Crowdfunding Video for Startnext featuring all three directors (7 min 27 sec)
Alraune Teaser with footage extra shot for crowdfunding campaign and not part in the final movie (1 min 59 sec)
Crowdfunding Video for Kickstarter featuring all three directors – in English (6 min 36 sec)
Teaser #2 with extra shot material not used in the final movie! (2 min 11 sec)
Alraune Cannes Film Festival trailer – extra edited for the festival (2 min 16 sec)
Official Trailer 1 (2 min 2 sec)
Official Trailer 2 with a completely different concept (1 min 48 sec)
“Behind the Scenes” – Beautiful Making of Movie shot on Super 8 (7 min 56 sec)
“Behind the Scenes” Photos – more than 350 high quality photos
Audio Commentary In German (only) (1 hour 45 min 47 sec)
Q&A at Fantastic Fest 2015 (15 min 37 sec)
Artsploitation Website – http://www.artsploitationfilms.com/
“German Angst” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/german-angst-blu-ray
"Lady Street Fighter" Blu-Ray Review (AGFA Films)
A new 2K transfer of this trash-action classic from one of the most important lady filmmakers in exploitation history!
She makes the bad guys bleed! Written and produced by exploitation demigod Renee Harmon (FROZEN SCREAM) and directed by the legendary James Bryan (DON'T GO IN THE WOODS), this is the story of Linda (Harmon), a tough-as-nails karate cop on the trail of the ruthless scumbags who murdered her twin sister! From the outrageous fight scenes to Harmon's incredible outfits, LADY STREET FIGHTER is a joyous blast of no-holds-barred chaos from one of the most important lady filmmakers in genre history. Don't miss the special appearance by Trace Carradine, the most elusive Carradine brother of all!
New 2K scan from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print!
Commentary track with director James Bryan and the AGFA team!
Street fightin’ trailers from the AGFA vaults!
Bonus movie: REVENGE OF LADY STREET FIGHTER, the unreleased sequel to LADY STREET FIGHTER, scanned in 2K from the original 35mm camera negative!
Liner notes by Annie Choi of Bleeding Skull!
AGFA Website – https://www.americangenrefilm.com/
“Lady Street Fighter” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/lady-street-fighter-blu-ray
"Breakdown" Streaming Review (VUDU)
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU.When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn’t return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker – who tells the police he’s never seen Amy. Johnathan Mostow’s tense thriller then follows Jeff’s desperate search for his wife, which eventually uncovers a small town’s murderous secret.
“Breakdown” VUDU Streaming- https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Breakdown/13475
EVERY FAMILY TREE HIDES A SECRET.
After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.
“Hereditary” Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HereditaryMovie/
"Malone" Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
Ex-cop! Ex-CIA! Ex-plosive! Burt Reynolds (White Lightning) is back as Richard Malone, an ex-CIA agent looking to leave his past behind him and start a new life in the Pacific Northwest. But his dreams of living the quiet life soon goes up in smoke when he stumbles onto a military conspiracy led by a local millionaire and rightwing zealot, played to sinister perfection by Cliff Robertson (Three Days of the Condor). Add Lauren Hutton (Gator) as Malone's ex-partner and lover! her next CIA assignment is to snuff Malone. Harley Cokliss (Black Moon Rising) wonderfully directs the fast-paced adventure yarn filled with suspense and romance. The stellar cast includes Cynthia Gibb (Modern Girls), Kenneth McMillan (Dune) and Scott Wilson (In Cold Blood) with a screenplay by Christopher Frank (The Hurried Man) based on the novel "Shotgun" by William Wingate.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Kino Lorber Website – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“Malone” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/malone-blu-ray
The VHS Voyage: "The Channeler" VHS Review (Magnum Entertainment)
HIS MIND IS THEIR ONLY WAY OUT!Pam (Sims) gathers a group of college students to join her in a trek to an abandoned mine on a remote, forested mountain. Though her companions believe they are going to help reclaim and restore the area’s environment, Pam knows of strange events in both the distant and recent past. Her interest appears to be more in the line of folklore and parapsychology than the environment. The group experiences a number of misfortunes and mysteries before arriving in the area of the mine. They soon encounter a hermit (Haggerty) living alone in a cabin and he seems to know quite a bit about the sinister nature of the region. All must confront and escape the evil that has lurked at the mine since a tragedy there in 1845.
“The Channeler” Letterboxd – https://letterboxd.com/film/the-channeler/
Pick a Movie "A Woman Under the Influence" Streaming Review (Film Struck)
This uncompromising portrait of domestic turmoil details the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and her family’s struggle to save her from herself. Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk give unforgettably harrowing performances as a married couple deeply in love but unable to express their ardor in terms the other can understand. This landmark American film is perhaps the most beloved work from the extraordinary John Cassavetes.
Criterion Website – https://www.criterion.com/
Film Struck – https://www.filmstruck.com/us/
“A Woman Under the Influence” DVD – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-a-woman-under-the-influence-gena-rowlands/3620286?ean=0037429198926
John Cassavestes Blu-Ray Set – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-john-cassavetes-five-films/26445998?ean=0715515111713
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8. Birdemic: Shock and Terror
10. Return of the Kung Fu Trailers of Fury
11. Loose Screws: Screwballs 2
14. The Beast in Space
15. Ozploitation Trailer Explosion
16. Grindhouse Trailer Classics
17. Warlords of Atlantis
A Taste of Phobia – 2017 – Domiziano Cristopharo/Jason Impey/Sunny King/Sam Mason-Bell/Tony Newton /Alessandro Sisti/Rob Ulitski/Jackson Batchelor/Sophia Cacciola/Michael J. Epstein/Dustin Ferguson/Alessandro Giordani/Chris Milewski/Davide Pesca/Alessandro Redaell/Lorenzo Zanoni
German Angst – 2015 – Jörg Buttgereit/Michal Kosakowski/Andreas Marschal
Lady Street Fighter – 1981 – James Bryan
Breakdown – 1997 – Jonathan Mostow
Hereditary – 2018 – Ari Aster
Malone – 1987 – Harley Cokeliss
The Channeler – 1991 – Grant Austin Waldman
A Woman Under the Influence – 1974 – John Cassavetes