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Cat 3 22 Shots Show/ Forgotten Gialli– 0:13
“Shogun’s Joy of Torture” Review – 0:42
“The Hand That Feeds the Dead” Review– 8:42
“The Untold Story 2” Review– 12:35
“Ebola Syndrome” Review – 15:22
“The Queen of Black Magic” Review – 19:10
“Disconnected” Patreon Review – 23:22
Survive 2005 “The Skeleton Key” Review – 27:29
Survive 2005 “The Devil’s Rejects”– 30:18
Blindspot “It Came from Outer Space” with Jeremy – 41:18
Questions/Answers/Question of the Week “Any film that is so dated it makes you uncomfortable?” 54:59/ 1:04:07/ 1:15:06
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
"Shogun's Joy of Torture" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
From the Debauched Mind of Exploitation Legend Teruo Ishii, an Anthology of Taboo Delights and Horrors!
From the outrageous imagination of cult director Teruo Ishii (Orgies of Edo, Horrors of Malformed Men) comes this infamous omnibus of three shocking tales of crime and punishment based on true-life documented cases set during the reign of the Tokugawa shogunate. The first tale sees the beautiful Mitsu (Masumi Tachibana) going to horrifying lengths to tend to her older brother Shinzō (Teruo Yoshida), a carpenter injured in a work accident, but the law catches up on them and metes out a terrifying retribution after they violate the ultimate taboo. In the second, unfettered passions in a Buddhist nunnery are not allowed to go unpunished after abbess Reihō (Yukie Kagawa) and her attendant Rintoku (Naomi Shiraishi) encounter a virile young monk from a neighboring temple. In the closing segment, a sadistic torturer (Fumio Watanabe) attempts to show a tattoo artist (Asao Koike) how to depict convincing expressions of faces of pain in his work by allowing him to sketch a selection of Europeans as they are tortured for entering Japan with the aim of spreading Christianity. Ishii's notorious portmanteau of Edo-era excess signaled a change in direction for a director until then regarded for his crime and yakuza films, setting the ball rolling on the run of grotesque historical anthologies for which he is now best remembered. Vehemently denounced by the critics of the day, Shogun's Joy of Torture set a new benchmark for the depiction of sex, sadism and depravity in Japanese exploitation, with Ishii staging his elaborate torture methods with an unmatched verve and inventiveness.
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
Original uncompressed mono PCM audio
Optional English subtitles
Audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes
Teruo Ishii: Erotic-Grotesque Maestro – an exclusively newly filmed interview with the author Patrick Macias
Bind, Torture, Thrill – author and critic Jasper Sharp discusses the history of torture in Japanese exploitation cinema
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mark Schilling
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Shogun’s Joy of Torture” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/shoguns-joy-of-torture-blu-ray
"The Hand That Feeds the Dead" Blu-Ray Review (Full Moon Entertainment)
The Hand That Feeds Can Be The Hand That Kills!
Legendary eccentric performer Klaus Kinski (NOSFERATU: PHANTOM DER NACHT, JACK THE RIPPER, CRAWLSPACE) brings his inimitable brand of intensity to this rarely seen work of visceral European horror, presented here uncut for the first time in North America, remastered from the original 35mm negative! Kinski plays Professor Nijinski, whose work with experimental skin grafts has been aborted by a lab fire that has left his wife Tania (Katia Christine) now hideously burned, her face a bloody mass of flayed flesh and tissue. Nijinski vows to continue his research, venturing into the village with his hypnotized henchman (Erol Tas) to kidnap and murder local young woman and remove their skin, transplanting it onto his tortured wife's ruined skull. Will Nijinski get away with his hideous crimes and bring his beloved back to her previous luscious luster? Or will the long arm of the law put an end to his tirade of murder and mad science?
Full Moon Entertainment – https://www.fullmoondirect.com/
“The Hand That Feeds the Dead” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/the-hand-that-feeds-the-dead-blu-ray
"The Untold Story 2" Review
The blood flows freely in this sequel to the first Untold Story, which now finds Anthony Wong Chau-Sang in a different role; in a film that is just as violent and frightening as the original. An unhappily married couple invite the wife’s beautiful cousin, who has survived a horrifying experience in Mainland China, to live with them. She has her own special way of overcoming hardship and becomes the master of the barbecue.
“The Untold Story 2” Blu-Ray –
"Ebola Syndrome" Streaming Review (Apple TV)
A restaurant employee wanted for murder contracts Ebola by raping a woman in South Africa and starts an outbreak there and in Hong Kong when he returns home.
“Ebola Syndrome” Apple TV HD –
"The Queen of Black Magic" Streaming Review (Shudder)
THERE IS NO WAY OUT
Families were terrorized at the orphanage. Someone wants them dead, apparently with black magic that is very deadly. She has a grudge and she was also born because of the sins of the orphans who formed her into the queen of black magic.
“The Queen of Black Magic” Shudder –
"Disconnected" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
This listing is for the standard edition Blu-ray edition. The limited edition slipcover was limited to 2,000 units and is sold out.
Alicia has been receiving strange phone calls in which loud and ghastly sounds echo through the receiver. Her relationship with her boyfriend, Mike, has hit a dead end and Alicia fears he's having an affair with her twin sister, Barbara Ann. And all the while, a psychotic slasher is murdering young women with the police powerless to stop him. But then Alicia meets kind and nerdy Franklin. Will he be the man she's been searching for, or will his own dark secrets destroy their newfound happiness?
Gorman Bechard's (PSYCHOS IN LOVE) directorial debut, DISCONNECTED is a low budget, regional slasher oddity that subverts genre expectations, leading to a brutal and unsettling finale. Never officially released on DVD, Vinegar Syndrome brings this under seen gem of early 80s horror to Blu-ray, newly restored from original 16mm elements and loaded with extras including a rare short film directed by Bechard.
Directed by: Gorman Bechard
Starring: Frances Raines, Mark Walker, Carmine Capobianco, Gorman Bechard
1984 / 84 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR
Region free Blu-ray
Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 16mm vault elements
Commentary track with: Gorman Bechard (writer / director) and Carmine Capobianco (actor)
"Dissecting Disconnected" - Interview with Gorman Bechard
"Getting Disconnected" - Interview with Carmine Capobianco
"Twenty Questions" - Short film directed by Bechard
"Twenty Questions" Introduction & Q&A from a 2017 festival screening
Cover designed by Derek Gabryszak
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Disconnected” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/disconnected
Survive 2005 "The Skeleton Key" Blu-Ray Review
FEARING IS BELIEVING
A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house’s dark past.
“The Skeleton Key” Blu-Ray –
Survive 2005 "The Devil's Rejects" Blu-Ray Review
DEATH WALKS BEHIND. HELL WAITS AHEAD.
The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding out in a backwater motel, the wanted siblings wait to rendezvous with their errant father, Captain Spaulding, killing whoever happens to stand in their way.
“The Devil’s Rejects/ House of 1,000 Corpses” Blu-Ray –
Blindspot Episode 43 "It Came from Outer Space" Blu-Ray Review
FANTASTIC SIGHTS LEAP OUT AT YOU!
Author & amateur astronomer John Putnam and schoolteacher Ellen Fields witness an enormous meteorite come down near a small town in Arizona, but Putnam becomes a local object of scorn when, after examining the object up close, he announces that it is a spacecraft, and that it is inhabited…
“It Came from Outer Space” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Came-Outer-Space-Blu-ray/dp/B01MRNP1W1/
Ask a Question/ Answer a Question
Any film so dated that makes you uncomfortable?
Shogun’s Joy of Torture – 1968 – Teruo Ishii
The Hands That Feeds the Dead – 1974 – Yilmaz Duru/Sergio Garrone
The Untold Story 2 – 1998 – Yiu-Kuen Ng
Ebola Syndrome – 1996 – Herman Yau
The Queen of Black Magic – 2019 – Kimo Stamboel
Disconnected – 1984 – Gorman Bechard
The Skeleton Key – 2005 – Iain Softley
The Devil’s Rejects – 2005 – Rob Zombie
It Came from Outer Space – 1953 – Jack Arnold