“Greaser’s Palace” Review – 0:28
“The Last House on the Left” Review – 5:25
“Lionheart” Review – 15:05
VHS Voyage “Rejuvenator” Review – 21:36
“Sling Blade” Pick a Movie – 27:25
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 35:12
Q&A – 35:57
Update – 40:56
"Greaser's Palace" Blu-Ray Review (Doppelganger Releasing)
Written by MrParka
Scorpion Releasing brings the unorthodox western to Blu-ray for the first time anywhere. “Greaser’s Palace” is a one of a kind experience that needs to be seen to begin to understand what it may be all about.
“Greaser’s Palace” starts with Jessy, an alternate name for Jesus, who parachutes into a small western town claiming to be on his way to Jerusalem to become an actor, singer, and performer. Along the way, Jessy meets and heals a variety of weirdos who live under the rule of Seaweed Greaser whose day is determined by how well he passes a bowel movement.
“Greaser’s Palace” is absurd in its story, tone, and themes. The allegory is abundant but done in such a strange way it’s hard to tell if it’s a message or parody. Along with all the insanity the film has to offer are big helpings of dark comedy and violence. Within the first ten minutes Seaweed kills his son in brutal fashion with the same demeanor as someone taking out the trash would have. The murder of his son ends up becoming a reoccurring gag as Jessy keeps bringing him back to life. This amazing feat of divine intervention is done with a touch on the head and the simple phrase, “If ya feel, Ya heal.” Playing on preconceived notions is where some of the best comedy is garnered from. When Jessy heals a gimp we expect him to bounce to life and exclaim he can walk again. Instead, the miserable creature falls to the ground in celebrations and starts crawling and screaming, “I can crawl again!” “Greaser’s Palace” doesn't seem to know when to let a gag or joke die. This type of comedy seems to annoy and then please shortly after. The performances are all done earnestly even if the characters are making inane claims or carrying out confusing actions. A few musical numbers are also included making for even stranger scenes, one of which ends in stigmata. “Greaser’s Palace” is a well-made weirdo western that seems to come from a place of surrealism and comedy, part religious experience and part absurd mockery.
Included on the disc is an interview with director Robert Downey Sr. He is very open with his lack of intent and his overall experience on making the film. Scorpion Releasing and Music Box Films have done a good job in remastering the sound and picture and have presented it in fine form.
One of the most original, bizarre, hilarious, unforgettable films that you'll ever see, Greaser's Palace takes the story of Christ's suffering and places it in the Old West. A zoot-suited drifter performs miracles and attracts a large following, but all he really wants is to sing and dance. After finally getting to play The Palace, a saloon run by the ruthless Seaweedhead Greaser, he soon learns that he's got more miracles do.
Inteview with Director
Music Box Films – http://www.musicboxfilms.com/
“Greaser’s Palace “Blu-Ray – https://grindhousevideo.com/products/greasers-palace-blu-ra
"The Last House on the Left" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
MARI, SEVENTEEN, IS DYING. EVEN FOR HER THE WORST IS YET TO COME! The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favourites as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream, The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release. On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder. Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalise on its success. It is Wes Craven's original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history.
LIMITED 2 X BLU-RAY EDITION CONTENTS
Three cuts of the film newly restored in 2K from original film elements
Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
6 x lobby card reproductions
Limited edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
DISC ONE – THE UNCUT VERSION
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Uncut Version
Brand new audio commentary by podcasters Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes
Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham
Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
Junior’s Story – a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler
Marc Sheffler in Conversation at the American Cinematheque
Brand new interview with wardrobe and make-up artist Anne Paul
Songs in the Key of Krug – never-before-seen archive interview with David Hess
Celluloid Crime of the Century – archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove
Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left – archival interview with Wes Craven
Scoring Last House on the Left – archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
It's Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left – archival documentary
Forbidden Footage – the cast and crew of Last House on the film’s most controversial sequences
Outtakes and Dailies
Trailers, TV Spot & Radio Spots
DISC TWO – THE ‘KRUG & COMPANY’ & R-RATED CUTS
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Krug and Company and R-rated cuts of the film
The Craven Touch – brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven’s collaborators, including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin and actress Amanda Wyss
Early Days and “Night of Vengeance” – filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left
Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out – excerpts from an unfinished Wes Craven short
Arrow Video – https://arrowfilms.com/
“The Last House on the Left” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/last-house-on-the-left-the-limited-edition-blu-ray
"Lionheart" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (MVD Rewind Collection)
When The Streets Are a Jungle... There Can Be Only One King
Jean-Claude Van Damme (Black Eagle, Hard Target) stars as a soldier drawn into the world of modern-day gladiators fighting for the amusement of the rich in this fast moving action thriller co-written by Van Damme himself!
Upon receiving news that his brother in Los Angeles is seriously injured, Lyon Gaultier (Van Damme) Deserts the French Foreign Legion from a remote outpost in North Africa. Fleeing from two of the Legion's security force who have orders to bring him back at any cost, Lyon reluctantly turns to the illegal, bare-knuckles underground fighting circuit to raise the money he needs to help his brother's family.
From legendary action director Sheldon Lettich (Double Impact, Bloodsport), this riveting action adventure also stars Harrison Page (Bad Ass), Brian Thompson (The Terminator), Ashley Johnson (The Help) and a cameo appearance by Jeff Speakman (The Perfect Weapon) and combines the raw power and charisma of Van Damme with the exciting world of no-holds-barred street fighting.
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature
Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) and Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio commentary by Sheldon Lettich & Harrison Page
NEW - 'The Story of ‘Lionheart’' (HD) (All new documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew including JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME)
NEW - 'Inside 'Lionheart' with the Filmmakers and Cast' (HD) (Featuring interviews with cast and crew including JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME)
NEW - ''Lionheart': Behind the Fights' (HD) (Featuring interviews with cast and crew including JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME)
'Making of' featurette (8:53) (SD)
Interview with Sheldon Lettich (25:52) (SD)
Interview with Harrison Page (13:05) (SD)
'Behind the Scenes of the Audio Commentary' featurette (5:40) (SD)
Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
Collectible Mini Poster
MVD Rewind Collection Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MVDRewindCollection/
“Lionheart” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/lionheart-2-disc-special-edition-blu-ray-dvd-blu-ray
The VHS Voyage: "Rejuvenator" VHS Review (Sony)
THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH FOR THE LIVING DEAD.
A rich actress who has gotten too old for leading roles employs a scientist who is working on a formula for eternal youth. The formula involves withdrawing certain fluids from the human brain. She takes the serum, but its unforeseen side effects turn her into a murderous monster.
“Rejuvenator” VHS – https://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-REJUVENATOR-Rare-80-s-Horror-VHS-Sony-Gore-Sleaze-Cult/123137783247?hash=item1cab9575cf:g:UuEAAOSw0lVa~MBW
Pick a Movie "Sling Blade" Blu-Ray Review
For the first time, Miramax proudly presents this riveting motion picture in the phenomenal intensity of Blu-ray Hi-Def. Applauded by critics and moviegoers alike, this award-winning masterpiece written, directed by and starring Billy Bob Thornton (Monster's Ball) achieves new heights of greatness as Thornton's vision is now fully realized in high definition.
25 years after committing an unthinkable crime, a quiet man named Karl (Thornton) finally returns home. Once there, he's befriended by a fatherless boy and his mother. But when his newfound peace is shattered by the mother's abusive boyfriend (Grammy winner Dwight Yoakam), Karl is suddenly placed on a collision course with his past! Also starring Robert Duvall, John Ritter and J.T. Walsh, this emotional powerhouse is an unforgettable experience for the eyes and ears as well as the heart. Feel the stirring power of Sling Blade as never before in Blu-ray High Definition.
Mr. Thornton Goes To Hollywood
Bravo Profiles: Billy Bob Thornton
A Roundtable Discussion with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Jones and Producer David Bushell
A Conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall
A Conversation with Robert Duvall
A Conversation with Billy Bob Thornton and Composer Daniel Lanois
The Return Of Karl
On the Set:
Â·Billy Bob At Work
Â·Doyle's Band: The Johnsons
Â·Doyle Gets Pummeled
Doyle's Dead - with introduction by Billy Bob Thornton
Feature Commentary by Writer/Director/Actor Billy Bob Thornton
“Sling Blade” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Sling-Blade-Blu-ray-Billy-Thornton/dp/B004SIPA6O/
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Greaser’s Palace – 1972 – Robert Downey Sr.
The Last House on the Left – 1972 – Wes Craven
Lionheart – 1990 – Sheldon Lettich
The Rejuvenator – 1988 – Brian Thomas Jones
Sling Blade – 1996 – Billy Bob Thornton