“My Valentine” Review -0:22
“Ghost Killers Vs Bloody Mary” Review – 4:49
“The Beast and the Magic Sword” Review –9:16
“Dangerous Cargo” Review – 18:11
“Kansas City” Review – 20:49
“Lycanimator” Review with Jeremy – 28:28
“The Dark Power” Dive into 85’ Review – 41:59
“Igor and the Lunatics” Dive into 85’ Review – 51:04
“Creature” Dive into 85’ Review– 57:48
“Once Bitten” Dive into 85’ Review – 1:02:45
“Fortress” Dive into 85’ Review – 1:07:57
“Angel’s Egg” Dive into 85’ Review with Jeremy – 1:13:57
Hammer Time “Demons of the Mind” Reviews with Jeremy – 1:23:24
Questions – 1:38:59
Answers – 1:43:15
Question of the Week, “Best Horror Remake/Worst Horror Remake?” 1:47:34
Update – 1:47:43
"My Valentine" Streaming Review (Hulu)
TRUE LOVE STRIKES TWICE
A pop singer’s artistic identity is stolen by her ex-boyfriend/manager and shamelessly pasted onto his new girlfriend/protégé. Locked together late one night in a concert venue, the three reconcile emotional abuses of the past . . . until things turn violent.
“My Valentine” Hulu – https://www.hulu.com/movie/my-valentine-5790001d-b1a6-4ad5-beb7-47706129d277
"Ghost Killers VS Bloody Mary" DVD Review (Dark Sky Films)
A group of three youtubers who call themselves experts in supernatural beings decide to win public recognition once and for all. For this they plot a plan to capture a being known to all. It is the spirit of a light-haired woman who died in an unknown way and who haunts the bathrooms of schools across the country: the blonde in the bathroom.
Dark Sky Films – https://darkskyfilms.com/
“Ghost Killers VS Bloody Mary” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Killers-Vs-Bloody-Mary/dp/B082PQTRL4/
"The Beast and the Magic Sword" Blu-Ray (Mondo Macabro)
Mondo Macabro’s February 2020 Release of THE BEAST AND THE MAGIC SWORD – Werewolf versus Samurai in a Battle to the Death!
THE BEAST AND THE MAGIC SWORD is the last great film from Spanish horror legend Paul Naschy. Although he would go on making and planning films until his death in 2009, he never again attempted the epic sweep and grandeur of this 10th entry into the saga of Waldemar Daninsky, a man afflicted by the curse of lycanthropy.
In this film we get for the first time an origin story of how the Daninsky curse began back in the 10th century. We then move forward to 16th century Japan where Daninsky has travelled in search of a cure to his affliction. Co-starring Japanese stage and screen veteran Shigeru Amachi, and shot in the studios of Toshiro Mifune, THE BEAST AND THE MAGIC SWORD is a highly successful and colorful melding of European werewolf legends and dark Japanese fantasy. It features a fight between werewolf and tiger, an evil scarlet-cloaked witch who imprisons Daninsky, a sword fight with a troupe of ghost samurai, and many other unforgettable scenes.
This is the first Blu-ray release of this film and its first ever US release and includes both a full frame version and a widescreen version.
- 4k digitally restored transfer from film negative.
- New cover painting by Rick Melton.
- The Smile of the Wolf - Interview with star Paul Naschy.
- Introduction to the film by Paul Naschy.
- Interview with the writer and critic Gavin Baddeley.
- Audio commentary with the Naschy cast. (Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn)
- Disc contains both widescreen and full frame versions.
- Original trailer.
- Mondo Macabro previews.
Mondo Macabro – https://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/
“The Beast and the Magic Sword” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Beast-Magic-Sword-Blu-ray/dp/B082BXSX4R/
"Dangerous Cargo" Blu-Ray (Mondo Macabro)
Mondo Macabro’s February 2020 Release of DANGEROUS CARGO – TVs DALLAS’ Debbie Shelton in her most daring role ever!
In this wild and rarely seen example of Greek exploitation cinema, Deborah Shelton - former Miss USA and star of TV’s DALLAS - plays the wife of a ship’s captain whose vessel is taken over by pirates. After her husband is brutally killed she is alone with a crew of rough, tough seafarers. When the pirate leader takes an interest in her she has to use all her cunning and skills - not to mention her sexuality - to stay alive and take revenge for the murder of her husband.
The film is a tense and brutal story of lust and treachery on the high seas. Set entirely on a huge ship carrying an illegal cargo of dangerous nitro-glycerine, the film racks up the tension to almost unbearable levels as cross and counter cross take place among the warring parties. When a powerful cyclone threatens to sink the ship and kill all aboard, the former enemies must collaborate to save themselves. Directed by Kostas Karagiannis, the crazed genius behind such films as THE WIFE KILLER and TANGO OF PERVERSION, DANGEROUS CARGO is exploitation cinema at its finest. Deborah Shelton, in her raunchiest role ever, is by turns scared, seductive and scheming as she takes control of the situation and springs more than a few surprises for the viewer.
- Exclusive new cover art from Justin Coffee.
- HD transfer from film negative.
- Digitally restored.
- Newly created English subtitles.
- Mondo Macabro previews.
Mondo Macabro – https://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/
“Dangerous Cargo” Blu-Ray – https://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/product/dangerous-cargo-retail-edition
"Kansas City" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Academy)
Returning to the city of his birth for inspiration, legendary maverick director Robert Altman helms an evocative, bullet-riddled tribute to the music and movies of his youth in Kansas City, a Depression-era gangster flick as only he could make one. Blondie O'Hara (Jennifer Jason Leigh) resorts to desperate measures when her low-level hood husband Johnny (Dermot Mulroney) gets caught trying to steal from Seldom Seen (Harry Belafonte), a local crime boss operating out of jazz haunt The Hey-Hey Club. Out on a limb, Blondie kidnaps laudanum-addled socialite Carolyn (Miranda Richardson), hoping her influential politician husband can pull the right strings and get Johnny out of Seldom Seen's clutches. Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and featuring a remarkable soundtrack performed live by some of the best players in contemporary jazz, one of Altman's most underrated and idiosyncratic films finally makes its long-awaited Blu-ray™ debut.
High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
Original 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary by director Robert Altman
Newly filmed appreciation by critic Geoff Andrew
Gare, Trains et Deraillement, a 2007 visual essay by French critic Luc Lagier, plus short introduction to the film narrated by Lagier
Robert Altman Goes to the Heart of America and Kansas City: The Music, two 1996 promotional featurettes including interviews with cast and crew
Electronic press kit interviews with Altman, Leigh, Richardson, Belafonte and musician Joshua Redman, plus behind-the-scenes footage
Four theatrical trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jennifer Dionisio
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing by Dr Nicolas Pillai, original press kit notes and an excerpt from Altman on Altman
Arrow Films – https://arrowfilms.com/
“Kansas City” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/kansas-city-blu-ray
"Lycanimator" DVD Review (Wild Eye Releasing)
Release Your Beast.
A group of friends break into an abandoned house for a weekend of partying only to discover a mad scientist in hiding ... who just happens to need subjects to try out his new monster-making formula. When some of that serum turns one of the group into a hungry, murderous were-beast, all hell breaks loose and everyone is on the menu.
Behind The Scenes
Making of Featurette
Short Film: Fleshflower
Wild Eye Releasing – http://www.wildeyereleasing.com/
“Lycanimator” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/lycanimator-dvd
Dive into 85’ "The Dark Power" DVD Review (VCI Entertainment)
Your Appointment With Fear!
A group of unsuspecting college coeds move into the house on Totem Hill, a cursed place where four Toltec Sorcerers buried themselves hundreds of years ago - Alive! On the coming of the Evil Days, the ancient demons arise to feed on the living. Now only one old Ranger with a whip -- fashioned out of materials from the four quarters of the world -- stands between the girls and the mystical zombies from the past. In the first of his two films for Writer/Director Phil Smoot, legendary B-Western film star Lash La Rue (The King of the Bullwhip and the role model for Indiana Jones) returned to the screen after nearly 30 years to portray the whip wielding Ranger Girard. Perfectly cast for the role, La Rue once again proved that no one could best him with his trademark weapon.
Commentary with Director Phil Smoot
Appreciation of Lash La rue
VCI Entertainment – https://www.vcientertainment.com/
“The Dark Power” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/dark-power-the-dvd
Dive into 85’ "Igor and the Lunatics" DVD Review (Troma Entertainment)
Turns the silver screen blood red!
Sixteen years ago, random bloodshed ran rampant and a terrible tidal wave of brutal slaughter flooded Tromaville. The townspeople finally caught up with Igor and his evil blood-thirsty gang and locked them away to rot in prison. Peace and tranquility filled the small village once again. But now they’re on probation…
One of the most bloody films in our collection. Get ready for a vicious rampage of brutal raping, torturing and murdering, climaxing in one of hte most frightening and violent bloodbaths ever captured on film.
Troma Entertainment – https://www.troma.com/
“Igor and the Lunatics” DVD – https://www.tromadirect.com/shop/dvd/igor-and-the-lunatics-dvd/
Dive into 85’ "Creature" aka "Titan Find" Streaming Review (Tubi TV)
Scientists reach a remote planet only to find their rivals got there first, and are dead. Now, the creature that killed them hunts the new arrivals.
“Creature” aka “Titan Find” Tubi TV – https://tubitv.com/movies/309700/creature
Dive into 85’ "Once Bitten" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
Jim Carrey is necking with a vampire in Once Bitten, a 1985 teen comedy also starring Lauren Hutton, Karen Kopins, and Cleavon Little (Blazing Saddles). When a vampire Countess (Hutton) seeks virgin blood, she soon discovers that it’s not as easy to come by as it was in the good old days! When she crosses paths with the still-virginal Mark Kendall (Carrey in one of his earliest screen roles), it's a race against time to get to him before he gets it on. Once Bitten is a totally '80s teen vampire flick where the bloodsuckers don’t sparkle, but the comedy most certainly does.
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Once Bitten” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/love-at-first-bite-once-bitten-double-feature?product_id=4145
Dive into 85’ "Fortress" DVD Review
It is morning in the one-room schoolhouse in the Australian outback. The young teacher, Rachel Ward (The Thorn Birds, Against All Odds), calls her class to order. It is a day like any other - until the unexpected occurs.
Four masked gunmen break into the schoolhouse, kidnap the teacher and her class and transport them to the barren countryside. Terrorized and abandoned, the victims come to a shocking realization - only they can save themselves from an almost certain death.
“Fortress” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Fortress-Rachel-Ward/dp/B00CDV4O56/
Dive into 85’ "Angel's Egg" Review
UNDER A SKY WHERE THE CLOUDS MAKE SOUND AS THEY MOVE
A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.
“Angel’s Egg” HD YouTube – https://youtu.be/YopWyb75G7o
Hammer Time Episode 44 "Demons of the Mind" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
"A Brilliantly Directed Gothic Horror Tale." – Ten Years of Terror: British Horror Films of the 1970s
In the 19th century, a depraved baron confronts a hereditary curse by imprisoning his two adult children in the family castle. When a nearby village is plagued by a series of murders, the killings trigger a mass hysteria of rituals and sadistic desires. Can these "demons" be destroyed by a power beyond madness ... or will a final onslaught of evil forever torment this land?
Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) and Paul Jones (lead singer of the band Manfred Mann) co-star in this psychological shocker from the director of To The Devil...A Daughter that many Hammer fans consider to be one of the studio's most offbeat and unique horror thrillers ever!
NEW Audio Commentary By Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman
NEW Interview With Camera Operator Neil Binney
Blood Will Have Blood: The Making of Demons Of The Mind
Audio Commentary With Director Peter Sykes, Writer Christopher Wicking, And Actress Virginia Wetherell, Moderated By Author/Film Historian Jonathan Sothcott
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“Demons of the Mind” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/demons-of-the-mind?product_id=7277
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My Valentine – 2020 – Maggie Levin
Ghost Killers VS Bloody Mary – 2018 – Fabrício Bittar
The Beast and the Magic Sword – 1983 – Jacinto Molina aka Paul Naschy
Dangerous Cargo – 1977 – Kostas Karagiannis
Kansas City – 1996 – Robert Altman
Lycanimator – 2018 – Sébastien Godin
The Dark Power – 1985 – Phil Smoot
Igor and the Lunatics – 1985 – W.J. Parolini
Creature – 1985 – William Malone
Once Bitten – 1985 – Howard Storm
Fortress – 1985 – Arch Nicholson
Angel’s Egg – 1985 – Mamoru Oshii
Demons of the Mind – 1972 – Peter Skyes