Be careful and stay calm -0:10
“The Passion of Darkly Noon” Review – -0:48
“Verotika” Review –10:03
“Point Doom” Review – 16:58
“Alyce Kills” Review – 22:25
“The Bride” Dive into 85’ Review– 31:32
“Savage Dawn” Dive into 85’ Review – 38:10
“Transylvania 6,5000” Dive into 85’ Review – 44:45
“The Deadly Intruder” Dive into 85’ Review– 49:49
“Fright Show” Dive into 85’ Review – 55:31
“The Galaxy Invader” Dive into 85’ Review – 1:02:52
“The Return of the Living Dead” Dive into 85’ Review with Jeremy – 1:08:03
Hammer Time “Dracula 1972 A.D.” Reviews with Jeremy – 1:31:00
Questions – 1:44:29
Answers – 1:46:19
Question of the Week, “Best cinematic siblings?” 1:59:05
Update – 1:59:24
"The Passion of Darkly Noon" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
The Desire... The Obsession... The Nightmare...
IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TONIGHT... Described by critic Mark Kermode as an "extraordinary filmmaker" and "one of the UK's most imaginative talents", visionary British director Philip Ridley followed his sensational debut The Reflecting Skin with another surreal incursion into the dark heart of the 'American dream' in The Passion of Darkly Noon. Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) is the sole survivor of a military-style attack on an isolated religious community. Stumbling through a forest in a daze, he is rescued by the free-spirited and enigmatic Callie (Ashley Judd). Darkly finds himself feeling strange new desires for Callie as she nurses him back to health... only to watch her jump into the arms of her returning mute lover Clay (Viggo Mortensen). Lost in the woods with only his fundamentalist upbringing to make sense of his unrequited passions, Darkly soon descends into an explosive and lethal rage. Now available for the first time worldwide on Blu-ray™, Ridley's talent for spellbinding, hallucinogenic dream imagery is on full display in a glittering new transfer of his most formally inventive and electrifying film. The mesmerising soundtrack includes two songs co-written by Ridley for the film, "Look What You've Done (To My Skin)" performed by Gavin Friday and "Who Will Love Me Now?" performed by PJ Harvey.
New 2K restoration by Arrow Films from the original camera negative, approved by Philip Ridley
High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation
Original 5.1 and 2.0 DTS-HD MA audio
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
New audio commentary by writer/director Philip Ridley
Isolated score track in lossless stereo, including never-before-heard extended and unused cues, and the two songs from the film
Sharp Cuts, a newly filmed interview with editor Leslie Healey
Forest Songs, a newly filmed interview with composer Nick Bicât
Dreaming Darkly, an archive featurette from 2015 featuring interviews with Ridley, Bicât and star Viggo Mortensen
Previously unreleased demos of the music score, written and performed by Bicât before filming started
Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring a new Philip Ridley career retrospective written by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“The Passion of Darkly Noon” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/the-passion-of-darkly-noon-blu-ray
"Verotika" Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Combo Review (Cleopatra Entertainment)
Rock Legend Glenn Danzig's Erotic Horror Comic Comes to Life in this Motion Picture Anthology!
Verotika is a creepy, surreal and bloody horror anthology told in three chilling tales culled from rock legend Glenn Danzig's long-running edgy comic imprint of the same name. The first segment tells the story of a woman with eyeballs for nipples who conjures a giant, murderous albino man-spider every time she falls asleep. In the second story, a disfigured dancer collects other women's faces. The third and final segment is a take on the Elizabeth Bathory legend, about a countess who bathes in the blood of virgins in order to remain youthful.
Presented by a mysterious woman named Morella (Kayden Kross) and inspired by classic horror cinematic anthologies such as "Trilogy of Terror" and Mario Bava's "Black Sabbath", Glenn Danzig's Verotika tells three shocking tales, each one more horrific than the last!
Three disc set includes a Blu-ray, a DVD, PLUS A BONUS CD Soundtrack including the following tracks:
Danzig - Eyes Ripping Fire
Ministry - Dancing Madly Backwards on a Sea of Air
Jyrki 69 - Close Your Eyes
Vile a Sin - Crimson Lust
Fantôme - Je Suis a Toi
Pink Velvet - Allez Prenons Un Autre Verre
Kore Rozzik - Can't Stop Won't Stop
Switchblade Symphony - Gutter Glitter
Vile a Sin - The Return
Studio 69 - Il Est Juste la
“Verotika” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/verotika-blu-ray-dvd
"Point Doom" Blu-Ray Review (Dark Force Entertainment)
The Point Where Destiny and Revenge Meet
Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street) stars as Rick Hansen, a double-crossing drug dealer in a dangerous relationship. When his girlfriend, Stephanie (Jennifer O'Dell), eventually finds love with another man, the young couple is forced to risk their own lives in hopes of facing the dangers threatening to bind them to street life forever.
This late 90's cult classic action thriller features an all-star cast that also includes Andrew Dice Clay, Ice-T, Angie Everhart, Zach Galligan, John Enos and Skid Row's Sebastian Bach.
Interviews with Cast and Producers
Behind the Scenes of Point Doom Featurette
“Point Doom” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/point-doom-blu-ray
Patreon Pick "Alyce Kills" DVD Review
Life takes a downward spiral for Alyce after a night of partying goes terribly wrong and she accidentally pushes her best friend off of a building. Panicked, Alyce lies to the police about her involvement. When she later learns that her friend miraculously survived, she begins to unravel-losing sl--p, her job, and eventually her sanity. When she finally decides to take control, she unleashes enough horror and chaos to satisfy any gorehound.
Behind The Scenes Of Alyce Kills
Alyce Kills Trailer
“Alyce Kills” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Alyce-Kills-Jade-Dornfeld/dp/B00CS7PKN0/
Dive into 85’ "The Bride" DVD Review Patreon Pick
"The photography is just right, the editing flawless, the set design convincing and the wardrobes spot on ... The brilliant screenplay makes [the] journey fun, heart-warming and sad." – Tales Of Terror
Frankenstein builds the perfect woman — and lives to regret it — in this tantalizing marriage of horror, romance, and unbridled passion! Rock legend Sting plays the cunning scientist and Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, The L Word) lends her dramatic presence as his supreme, sublime creation. This sumptuously gothic tale, inspired by the indelible themes and characters originally brought to life by Mary Shelley, follows Frankenstein's creations as they search for their place in the world — the gorgeous Eva by declaring her independence, and her grotesque intended mate Viktor (Clancy Brown, Highlander) by learning self-worth from a compassionate circus dwarf (David Rappaport, Time Bandits). Can Dr. Frankenstein survive when the monster returns to claim his intended? Alive with brilliant photography and lavish costumes. The Bride invites you to a wedding night you'll never forget.
NEW Audio Commentary With Director Franc Roddam
NEW Interview With Director Franc Roddam
NEW Interview With Actor Clancy Brown
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“The Bride” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-bride?product_id=6835
Dive into 85’ "Savage Dawn" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome) Patreon Pick
The residents of a small border town find themselves under siege by a vicious biker gang who get their kicks from unfettered brutality. When Stryker, a hardened Vietnam veteran who's in the area visiting an old friend, learns of the goings-on, he becomes determined to put an end to the violence by any means necessary, and begins to assemble a ragtag militia...
A rough n' tumble biker themed action film which evokes the feeling of AIP's 60s classics, though filtered through a nudity, violence, and crazy stunt fueled Cannon-era sensibility, Simon Nuchtern's SAVAGE DAWN stars Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens), George Kennedy (Death Ship), Karen Black (Easy Rider), and Richard Lynch (Invasion USA). Featuring heavily gelled cinematography by Gerald Fiel and a score by Pino Donaggio (Dressed to Kill), Vinegar Syndrome Archive is proud to present the world Blu-ray debut of SAVAGE DAWN, newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative.
directed by: Simon Nuchtern
starring: Lance Henriksen, George Kennedy, Karen Black, Richard Lynch, William Forsythe
1985 / 103 min / 1.85:1
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original camera negative
• Commentary track with director Simon Nuchtern
• Original theatrical trailer
• Limited edition of 4,000
• Double-sided poster
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Savage Dawn” Blu-Ray - https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/savage-dawn
Dive into 85’ "Transylvania 6,5000" Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
Tabloid reporters Jack Harrison (Jeff Goldblum, Earth Girls Are Easy) and Gil Turner (Ed Begley Jr., She-Devil) are sent to Transylvania with two choices: find the Frankenstein monster—or find new jobs. But before the jumpy journalists can dig up their big story, they must first face the horrors of an extremely clumsy butler (Michael Richards, TV’s Seinfeld), a nymphomaniac vampire (Geena Davis, Beetlejuice) and a semi-mad doctor (Joseph Bologna, Blame It on Rio), as well as assorted mummies, werewolves and more Transylvanian oddballs. Can these two bumbling heroes unravel this monstrous mystery—or are they in for some very scary surprises? Co-starring John Byner (The Ant and the Aardvark), Carol Kane (TV’s Taxi), Jeffrey Jones (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Norman Fell (TV’s Three’s Company), Donald Gibb (Revenge of the Nerds), Teresa Ganzel (The Toy) and writer/director Rudy De Luca (History of the World: Part I). Transylvania 6-5000 was the one and only feature film directed by legendary comedy writer and actor De Luca (Silent Movie, High Anxiety, Caveman, Life Stinks).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Brand New 4K Restoration
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Rudy DeLuca and Visual Consultant Steve Haberman
Optional English Subtitles
Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
Three TV Spot
Two Theatrical Trailers
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“Transylvania 6-5000” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/transylvania-6-5000-blu-ray
Dive into 85' "The Deadly Intruder" Bootleg Review
SOMEONE OUT THERE IS WATCHING YOU… DON’T UNLOCK YOUR DOOR.
A serial killer escapes from a mental hospital and hides out in a small town. A local cop must catch him before he starts on another killing spree.
“The Deadly Intruder” YouTube – https://youtu.be/6-ELooJrMU0
Dive into 85' "Fright Show" VHS Review (MPI)
Two obscure film critics host four SF/Horror films: The Thing in the Basement, Illegal Alien, Nightfright, and Dr. Dobermind.
“Fright Show” YouTube – https://youtu.be/U88ax25SXjo
Dive into 85' "The Galaxy Invader" VHS Review
IT CAME FROM A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY. AN ALIEN EXPLORER – IT’S MISSION … TO SURVIVE!
An alien is hunted by a gang of drunken hillbillies who saw him crash-land his spaceship.
“The Galaxy Invader” YouTube – https://youtu.be/Vco-NE32wcU
Dive into 85' "The Return of the Living Dead" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
"A fresh and immensely entertaining take on the zombie genre." – Film Threat
A fiendish mix of outrageous humor and heart-stopping terror, The Return of the Living Dead is "a veritable smorgasbord of fun" (L.A. Herald Examiner)!
On his first day on the job at a medical supply warehouse, poor Freddy (Thom Mathews) unwittingly releases toxic gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas reanimates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger... for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!
Why We Love It
“The marketing campaign beautifully played up the picture as a punk-centric blast of nihilist horror with a wicked sense of humor, and that’s exactly what writer-director Dan O’Bannon delivered… This collector’s edition for ROTLD by Shout! Factory is definitely one fans should own.” – Blood, Violence, & Babes
“'Return of the Living Dead' is one of the best zombie features balancing a perfect mix of comedy and horror. With Dan O'Bannon's rewrites and direction, the movie pays tribute to Romero's 'Dead' films for starting the genre craze, but suddenly leaps forward to do its own thing as a wild and crazy gorefest. The Blu-ray from Scream Factory arrives with improved picture quality and an even better audio presentation that was made from the original recording. Offering new, recently-recorded set of supplemental material, this high-def package is definitely one hardcore fanatics and completists will want it for their collection.” – M. Enois Duarte, High-Def Digest
“The Return of the Living Dead is a funny and goofy "take" on the zombie genre, and it's notable that it actually helped foster certain genre tropes that are now considered "canon". There's no doubt that this Scream Factory release tops the MGM in video quality, and there's simply no competition when it comes to supplemental features, always one of the hallmarks of this imprint's Collector's Editions. Highly recommended.” – Jeffrey Kauffman, Blu-ray.com
“Even if you've already ponied up for The Return of the Living Dead on Blu-ray, this is such an essential upgrade, with many hours of extras never before available on this side of the pond, a vastly improved presentation, and a near-perfect restoration of the original soundtrack. DVD Talk Collector Series.” – Adam Tyner, DVD Talk
“The bottom line is that this is the definitive home video release of The Return of the Living Dead now.” – J Hurtado, Screen Anarchy
“I feel like I’m always saying this about Scream Factory releases, but the care shown to the 2K scan of the film, and the sheer number of extras packed in to the two-disc set, are simply breathtaking… It’s truly hours of content, and it will certainly make you reassess the movie as I did, or appreciate it further.” – Kyle Anderson, Nerdist
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NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
NEW Audio Commentary With Gary Smart (Co-author Of The Complete History Of The Return Of The Living Dead) And Chris Griffiths
NEW Audio Commentary With Actors Thom Mathews, John Philbin And Make-up Effects Artist Tony Gardner
Audio Commentary With Director Dan O'Bannon And Production Designer William Stout
Audio Commentary With The Cast And Crew Featuring Production Designer William Stout And Actors Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley, Brian Peck, Beverly Randolph, Allan Trautman
The Decade Of Darkness – Featurette On '80s Horror Films (23 minutes)
Still Gallery – Posters, Lobby Cards, Movie Stills And Behind-The-Scenes Photos
Still Gallery – Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Special Make-up Effects Artist Kenny Myers' Personal Collection
Zombie Subtitles For The Film
In Their Own Words – The Zombies Speak
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NEW The FX Of The Living Dead With Production Designer William Stout, FX Make-up Artists William Munns, Tony Gardner, Kenny Myers And Craig Caton-Largnet, Visual Effects Artists Bret Mixon And Gene Warren Jr. And Actor Brian Peck (Expanded Version)
NEW Party Time: The Music Of The Return Of The Living Dead With Music Consultants Budd Carr And Steve Pross And Soundtrack Artists Plus Musicians (Expanded Version)
NEW HORROR'S HALLOWED GROUNDS – Revisiting The Locations Of The Film
The Return Of The Living Dead Workprint – Includes 20 minutes Of Additional Footage (In Standard Definition)
More Brains: A Return To The Living Dead – The Definitive Documentary On The Return Of The Living Dead (120 minutes)
A Conversation With Dan O'Bannon – His Final Interview (28 minutes)
The Origins Of The Living Dead – An Interview With John A. Russo (16 minutes)
The Return Of The Living Dead – The Dead Have Risen – Interviews With Cast Members Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Brian Peck, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, Linnea Quigley And More… (21 minutes)
Designing The Dead – Interviews With Writer/Director Dan O'Bannon And Production Designer William Stout (15 minutes)
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“The Return of the Living Dead” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-return-of-the-living-dead-collector-s-edition?product_id=4665
Hammer Time Episode 45 "Dracula A.D. 1972" Blu-Ray Review (Warner Archive)
London's become a small town for a handful of jaded psychedelic-era hipsters. But Johnny Alucard has a groovy new way for his pals to get their kicks. A certain ritual will be the living end, he insists. And if you still wonder where Johnny's coming from, try spelling his last name backwards.
Dracula is raised into the modern era in this Hammer Studios shocker that's "quite well done" (John Stanley, Creature Features). Christopher Lee dons the cape for the sixth time and seeks out fresh victims. As archnemesis Van Helsing, fellow horror legend Peter Cushing clutches a vial of holy water and edges within throwing distance. Their harrowing battle royale is not to be missed. In fact, it's the living end.
Warner Archive – https://www.wbshop.com/collections/warner-archive
“Dracula A.D. 1972” Blu-Ray – https://www.wbshop.com/products/dracula-a-d-1972-bd
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Favorite cinematic siblings?
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The Passion of Darkly Noon – 1995 – Philip Ridley
Verotika – 2019 – Glenn Danzig
Point Doom – 2000 – Art Camacho
Alyce Kills – 2011 – Jay Lee
The Bride – 1985 – Franc Roddam
Savage Dawn – 1985 – Simon Nuchtern
Transylvania 6-5000 – 1985 – Rudy De Luca
The Deadly Intruder – 1985 – John McCauley
Fright Show – 1985 – Jonathan Mostow/Damon Santostefano/Frank Kerr/Jeffrey Baker/Richard Taylor
The Galaxy Invader – 1985 – Don Dohler
The Return of the Living Dead – 1985 – Dan O’Bannon
Dracula A.D. 1972 – 1972 – Alan Gibson