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22 Shots Best of 2005- 0:13
“Creepshow Season 2: Episode 4” Review – 0:30
A Look at “Beyond Dream’s Door”– 3:51
“Donnie Darko” Review– 8:01
“Day of the Animals” Review – 16:32
“Grizzly” Review– 25:32
“Hounds of Love” Review – 31:06
“Mom and Dad” Review – 35:32
“Revenge” Review – 38:47
“A Dark Song" Review– 43:36
Patreon Pick “Moonstruck” Review– 45:41
You Ain’t Seen!? “Train to Busan” – 49:12
Questions/Comments/ Question of the week? “First VHS,DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K you purchased?” – 1:02:28
Update – 1:14:40
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
"Beyond Dream's Door" Blu-Ray (Vinegar Syndrome)
This limited edition and painstakingly crafted box set (designed by Tom Hodge of The Dude Designs) is limited to 7,000 units and is only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com!
Throughout the 1980s and 90s, independent and first time filmmakers across the United States saw new opportunities to create work in the horror genre. Often integrating the flavor and color of their inner-America locales into their work, they created films that, while inspired by mainstream trends, are about as far from Hollywood as one can get. Collected here are three diverse films, all produced in the late 1980s, providing a fascinating and entertaining glimpse into the forgotten world of Home Grown Horror.
BEYOND DREAM'S DOOR:
Lately, Ben hasn't been sleeping well. His dreams are filled with violent and terrifying visions of monsters and death. Seeking out answers, he begins to pursue the subtext and hidden meanings of his strange and terrifying nightmares, with the help of his professor and several friends. As the dreams grow increasingly lifelike, Ben fears that he's losing his grip on sanity, especially as those around him start turning up dead; horribly mutilated just like he's seen in his sleep...
A low-on-budget but extremely high on ambition apocalyptic horror film, and the first feature written and directed by jack-of-all-trades filmmaker, Jay Woelfel, the Ohio lensed BEYOND DREAM’S DOOR skillfully blends elements of surrealism, mystery, and grotesque and violent horror set-pieces, resulting in a wholly singular vision. Sadly relegated direct-to-video, BEYOND DREAM’S DOOR has earned a sizable cult following and comes to Blu-ray for the very first time, from Vinegar Syndrome, painstakingly reconstructed shot by shot from its original, unedited 16mm camera negative, and is presented in its director's cut.
directed by: Jay Woelfel
starring: Nick Baldasare, Rick Kesler, Susan Pinsky, Norm Singer
1988 / 80 min / 1.33:1 / English 5.1 Surround
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm original camera negative (with tape inserts)
• “Where Horror Lies” - a brand new extended making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew
• Brand new group commentary track with: director Jay Woelfel, cinematographer Scott Spears, actor Nick Baldasare & actor Rick Kesler
• Brand new commentary track with: actor Nick Baldasare, moderated by Dave Parker
• Group commentary track
• Commentary track with the director
• “Behind Dream’s Door” - making-of documentary
• “Getting Monstered” - fx featurette
• Montage of unused and alternate takes
• Unused and alternate fx footage
• Bloopers and behind-the-scenes footage
• Local news coverage
• Multiple deleted scenes
• Multiple trailers
• Multiple short films with commentary tracks
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Home Grown Horrors Vol. 1” Blu-Ray Set – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/frontpage/products/home-grown-horrors-volume-one
"Donnie Darko" 4K Review (Arrow Films)
28 Days. 6 Hours. 42 Minutes 12 Seconds... That is When the World Will End.
Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science fiction, Spielbergian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template - and the high-water mark - with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.
Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank's maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.
Described by its director as "The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick", Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast - pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katharine Ross, and television favorite Noah Wyle - and an evocative soundtrack of 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. This brand-new 4K restoration, carried out exclusively for this release by Arrow Films, allows a modern classic to finally receive the home video treatment it deserves.
4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
New 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and the Director’s Cut from the original camera negatives by Arrow Films, supervised and approved by director Richard Kelly and cinematographer Steven Poster
4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentations of both cuts in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
100-page hardcover book featuring writing by Nathan Rabin, Anton Bitel and Jamie Graham, an in-depth interview with Richard Kelly, an introduction by Jake Gyllenhaal and contemporary coverage, illustrated with original stills and promotional materials
Double-sided fold-out poster featuring newly commissioned artwork by Luke Preece
Six double-sided collector’s postcards
Limited Edition packaging with reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Luke Preece
DISC 1 – THE THEATRICAL CUT [4K UHD BLU-RAY]
Audio commentary by writer-director Richard Kelly and actor Jake Gyllenhaal
Audio commentary by Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick and actors Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Beth Grant, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross and James Duval
Deus ex Machina: The Philosophy of Donnie Darko, a documentary by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures on the making of Donnie Darko
The Goodbye Place, Kelly’s 1996 short film, which anticipates some of the themes and ideas of his feature films
20 deleted and alternate scenes with optional commentary by Kelly
DISC 2 – THE DIRECTOR’S CUT [4K UHD BLU-RAY]
Audio commentary by Kelly and filmmaker Kevin Smith
The Donnie Darko Production Diary, an archival documentary charting the film’s production, with optional commentary by cinematographer Steven Poster
Archive interviews with Kelly, actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, James Duval, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Noah Wyle and Katharine Ross, producers Sean McKittrick, Nancy Juvonen, Hunt Lowry and Casey La Scala, and Steven Poster
Three archive featurettes: They Made Me Do It, They Made Me Do It Too and #1 Fan: A Darkomentary
Cunning Visions infomercials
Music video: Mad World by Gary Jules
Director’s Cut trailer
Arrow Video – https://arrowfilms.com/
“Donnie Darko” 4K – https://mvdshop.com/products/donnie-darko-uhd-4k-ultra-hd
"Day of the Animals" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
THE INFAMOUS FOLLOW-UP TO GRIZZLY REMASTERED WITH ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the wilderness, director William Girdler and producer Ed Montoro sought to top their surprise blockbuster GRIZZLY with a bigger budget, larger cast, and even more nature-gone-berserk carnage: When a hole in the Earth's ozone layer triggers bloodthirsty madness throughout the animal kingdom, all mankind - particularly a group of tourists on an overnight hike - will become their prey. Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Richard Jaeckel, Michael Ansara, Andrew Stevens and Leslie Nielsen - in his now-legendary pre-AIRPLANE! performance that "is worth the price of admission alone" (DVD Talk) - star in "one of the most outrageous offerings the drive-in has ever known" (Pop Matters), now featuring a 2K scan from the internegative and howling with Special Features produced exclusively for this edition.
Audio Commentary with Lee Gambin, Author of 'Massacred by Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film'
Nature Boy – Interview with Actor Bobby Porter
Against Nature – Interview with Actor Andrew Stevens
Monty Cox Unleashed – Interview with Animal Wrangler Monty Cox
Something Was Out There: Day of the Animals 30 Years Later – Archival Making Of DAY OF THE ANIMALS Featurette
Alternate Opening Title Sequence SOMETHING IS OUT THERE
Audio Commentary with Actors Lynda Day George and Jon Cedar, Moderated by EVIL DEAD II Co-Writer Scott Spiegel
'Nightmare USA' Author Stephen Thrower on the Career of Distributor Edward L. Montoro
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Day of the Animals” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/day-of-the-animals-blu-ray
"Grizzly" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
18 FEET OF GUT-CRUNCHING, MAN-EATING TERROR REMASTERED WITH ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES
Less than a year after the release of Steven Spielberg's shark blockbuster, director William Girdler (DAY OF THE ANIMALS) and infamous distributor Film Ventures International (GREAT WHITE) brazenly unleashed their own 'JAWS with claws' sensation that would become one of the most successful independent horror films in history. Christopher George (PIECES), Andrew Prine (BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD) and Richard Jaeckel (THE DARK) star in this "bloody, sexy and immortal trash classic" (Mondo Digital) about an 18-foot-tall ursus arctos horribilis on a carnivorous rampage through a state park full of campers, and the ranger, chopper pilot and naturalist who must stop it. GRIZZLY now roars with a 2k scan from the internegative plus Special Features produced exclusively for this edition.
Audio Commentary with Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson and Film Writer Troy Howarth
The Grizzly Details – Interview with Producer David Sheldon and Actress Joan McCall
The Towering Fury – Interview with Actor Tom Arcuragi
'Nightmare USA' Author Stephen Thrower on the Career of William Girdler
Movie Making in the Wilderness – Vintage Behind-the-Scenes Making Of
Jaws with Claws – Archival Making Of GRIZZLY Featurette
Audio Commentary with Producer David Sheldon and Actress Joan McCall
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Grizzly” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/grizzly-blu-ray?_pos=2&_sid=55f228b21&_ss=r
"Hounds of Love" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Films)
Loosely based on real-life events, this harrowing psychological thriller from Australian writer-director Ben Young is set to join the likes of The Silence of the Lambs as one of the most gruelling serial killer movies ever realised.
In 1980s Perth, Australia, a depraved couple are abducting and murdering young girls. When seventeen-year-old Vicki Maloney accepts a ride from the duo late one night, she finds herself catapulted into a nightmare beyond her imagining.
Bolstered by astonishing performances from its three main leads, Hounds of Love is bold and powerful piece of filmmaking which proves that Australian genre cinema is alive and well.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
• Original 5.1 audio
• Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• Interviews with actors Stephen Curry, Emma Booth and Ashleigh Cummings
• Two short films from Hounds of Love director Ben Young: ‘Something Fishy’ (2010) and ‘Bush Basher’ (2011)
• John Butler Trio “Only One” music video, directed by Ben Young
• Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options
Arrow Video – https://arrowfilms.com/
“Hounds of Love” Blu-Ray – https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/hounds-of-love-blu-ray/FCD1609
"Mom and Dad" Blu-Ray Review
SOMETIMES THEY JUST WANT TO KILL YOU
In a suburban community, moms and dads, one after the other, mysteriously feel the irresistible impulse to attack and kill their own offspring.
“Mom and Dad” Blu-Ray –
"Revenge" Blu-Ray Review
WHY DO WOMEN ALWAYS HAVE TO PUT UP A FIGHT?
Jen’s romantic getaway with her wealthy (married) boyfriend is disrupted when his friends arrive for an impromptu hunting trip. Tension mounts at the house until the situation culminates in an unexpected way.
“Revenge” Blu-Ray –
"A Dark Song" Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
NOT EVERYTHING CAN BE FORGIVEN.
A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
“A Dark Song” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Song-Blu-ray-Catherine-Walker/dp/B072QKHDRB/
Patreon Pick "Moonstruck" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
LIFE. FAMILY. LOVE.
No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she’s not the only one in her family with a secret romance.
“Moonstruck” Amazon Prime – https://www.amazon.com/Moonstruck-Cher/dp/B003U2Q3ME/
You Ain't Seen!? "Train to Busan" Blu-Ray Review (Well Go) (Dave's Pick for Jeremy)
TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak, trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to the Safe Zone…which may or may not still be there.
Behind the Scenes
That's A Wrap
Well GO – https://www.wellgousa.com/
“Train to Busan” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Train-Busan-Blu-ray-Gong-Yoo/dp/B01M32LRPX/
Creepshow S2E4 – Pipe Screams/Within the Walls of Madness – 2021 –Joe Lynch/ John Harrison
Beyond Dream’s Door – 1989 – Jay
Donnie Darko – 2001 – Richard Kelly
Day of the Animals – 1977 – William Girdler
Grizzly – 1976 – William Girdler
Hounds of the Love – 2016 – Ben Young
Mom and Dad – 2017 – Brian Taylor
Revenge – 2017 – Coralie Fargeat
A Dark Song – 2016 – Liam Gavin
Moonstruck – 1987 – Norman Jewison
Train to Busan – 2016 – Yeon Sang-ho