Contest Information – 0:12
“Death Smiles on a Murderer” Review – 1:15
“The Bloodthirsty Trilogy” Review – 9:30
“Disembodied”” Review – 18:20
“The Creeps” Review – 23:20
VHS Voyage “Terror in the Swamp” Review – 29:28
“Endless Poetry” Pick a Movie (Christopher Dallaire) – 37:48
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 50:17
Q&A – 50:59
Update – 53:40
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"Death Smiles on a Murderer" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
A haunting and dreamlike gothic horror/giallo hybrid, Death Smiles on a Murderer is a compelling early work from the legendary sleaze and horror film director Joe D'Amato (Anthropophagus, Emanuelle in America), here billed under his real name Aristide Massaccesi. Set in Austria in the early 1900s, Death Smiles on a Murderer stars Ewa Aulin, (Candy, Death Laid an Egg) as Greta, a beautiful young woman abused by her brother Franz (Luciano Rossi, Death Walks in High Heels, The Conformist) and left to die in childbirth by her illicit lover, the aristocrat Dr. von Ravensbrück (Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Kill, Baby... Kill!). Bereft with grief, Franz reanimates his dead sister using a formula engraved on an ancient Incan medallion. Greta then returns as an undead avenging angel, reaping revenge on the Ravensbrück family and her manically possessive brother. Presented here in a stunning 2K restoration, D'Amato's film is a stately and surreal supernatural mystery which benefits from an achingly mournful score by Berto Pisano, several shocking scenes of gore, and a typically sinister performance from Klaus Kinski as a morbid doctor.
Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original Italian and English soundtracks
Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio
Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack
New audio commentary by writer and critic Tim Lucas
D'Amato Smiles on Death, an archival interview in which the director discusses the film
All About Ewa, a newly-filmed, career-spanning interview with the Swedish star
Smiling on the Taboo: Sex, Death and Transgression in the horror films of Joe D'Amato, new video essay by critic Kat Ellinger
Stills and collections gallery
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Stephen Thrower and film historian Roberto Curti
Arrow Video – http://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Death Smiles on a Murderer” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/death-smiles-on-a-murderer-blu-ray
"The Bloodthirsty Trilogy" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
Inspired by the runaway success of the British and American gothic horror films of the sixties, Toho studios brought the vampiric tropes of the Dracula legend to Japanese screens with The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula - three spookily effective cult classics collectively known as The Bloodthirsty Trilogy. In The Vampire Doll, a young man goes missing after visiting his girlfriend's isolated country home. His sister and her boyfriend trace him to the creepy mansion, but their search becomes perilous when they uncover a gruesome family history. Lake of Dracula begins with a young girl suffering a terrifying nightmare of a vampire with blazing golden eyes. Eighteen years later, the dream is revealed to be a hellish prophecy when a strange package containing an empty coffin mysteriously turns up at a nearby lake. In Evil of Dracula, a professor takes up a new post at an all-girls school only to discover the school's principle conceals a dark secret and the pupils are in grave danger. Abounding with images of dark thunderous nights, ghostly mansions and bloody fangs, Michio Yamamoto's trilogy emphasizes atmosphere and style and is sure to please both fans of classic gothic horror and Japanese genre cinema.
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio
Newly translated English subtitles
Kim Newman on The Bloodthirsty Trilogy, a new video appraisal by the critic and writer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Japanese film expert Jasper Sharp
Arrow Video – http://www.arrowvideo.com/
“The Bloodthirsty Trilogy” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/bloodthirsty-trilogy-the-blu-ray
"Disembodied" Blu-Ray Review (Brink Vision)
Deviant. Psychotic. Demented.
The 90's VHS cult classic is now in HD! The story of Connie Sproutz, a likeable young woman with the sad problem of a spore-generating deformity on her face which causes difficulties in her day-to-day life such as dissolving into a gelatinous mass anyone who is to be devoured by the neural parasite that inhabits her skull, which is empty due to the fact that she stores her brain in a jar beside her bed.
B&W version of the film with isolated color
Brink Vision – http://www.brinkvision.com/
“Disembodied” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/disembodied-blu-ray
"The Creeps" Blu-Ray Review (Full Moon Features)
Undersized! Undead! Angry!
Undersized, Undead and Angry. Dracula. Frankenstein. The Werewolf. The Mummy. In an experiment of the maddest kind of science, these four classic monsters of film and literature are brought back to life...but something goes wrong. Though they look and act exactly as they you'd think they'd look, the creepy quartet emerge as half their normal size. Now, they're three feet tall...and not happy at all. From Full Moon founder, producer and director Charles Band, comes 1997's THE CREEPS (aka DEFORMED MONSTERS), one of the studios most beloved and requested titles. Originally filmed and exhibited in 3D, this new Blu-ray is culled from the original negative and presented in a stunning anamorphic, 2D HD 1080p transfer, all the better to appreciate Adolfo (Stuart Gordon's PIT AND THE PENDULUM) Bartoli's rich 35mm cinematography and Gabe (FROM BEYOND, BASKET CASE 2) Bartalos' amazing practical make-up FX.
Original Full Moon Features VIDEOZONE behind-the-scenes featurette
Full Moon Features Trailers
Full Moon Entertainment – https://www.fullmoondirect.com/
“The Creeps” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/creeps-the-deformed-monsters-blu-ray
The VHS Voyage: "Terror in the Swamp" VHS Review (New World Video)
DEEP WITHIN THE SWAMP BREEDS A LARGER THAN LIFE HORROR … AND THERE IS NO ESCAPE.
In effort to create the perfect nutria for breeding by the fur industry, a scientist and his assistant inadvertently create a brutal mutation that escapes into the nearby swamps.
“Terror in the Swamp” VHS – https://www.amazon.com/Terror-Swamp-VHS-Billy-Holliday/dp/B0002MFG96/
Pick a Movie "Endless Poetry" Blu-Ray Review
Through renowned father of the midnight movies Alejandro Jodorowsky’s intensely personal lens, Endless Poetry tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940’s.
Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20 year old Jodorowsky leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a poet, and is introduced into the bohemian and artistic inner circle of Santiago where he meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín, Nicanor Parra, all unknown at the time, but who would later become driving forces of twentieth century Hispanic literature.
Living with these inspirational artists, Jodorowsky’s exploration of his inner feelings takes him on a journey of sensual experimentation leading him to realize his innermost desires and passions.
Continuing the autobiographical story, he began in The Dance of Reality, Endless Poetry is an ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one’s life forever, written by a man who has dedicated his existence to creating spiritual and artistic awareness, told through Jodorowsky’s unique surreal and psychedelic visual language.
“Endless Poetry” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Endless-Poetry-Poesía-Sin-Blu-ray/dp/B076285WXN
Please leave a question below to have it answered on the next show!
1. The Void (recommended)
2. Blade of the Immortal
3. The Terror Within 2
4. House on Sorority Row (been awhile)
5. Daughter of Dracula
6. Killer Barbys
7. The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein
8. The House That Dripped Blood
9. Caged Fury
10. It’s Alive Trilogy (been awhile)
11. The Amityville Horror Trilogy
13. The Lost Battalion
14. The Black Scorpion
17. Maximum Overdrive (recommended)
19. The Final Countdown
20. The Sea Wolves
21. The Net
22. The Bedford Incident
23. Smokey and the Bandit: The 7-Movie Outlaw Collection
Death Smiles on a Murderer – 1973 – Joe D'Amato
The Vampire Doll – 1970 – Michio Yamamoto
Lake of Dracula – 1971 – Michio Yamamoto
Evil of Dracula – 1974 – Michio Yamamoto
Disembodied – 1998 – 1998 – William Kersten
The Creeps – 1997 – Charles Band
Terror in the Swamp – 1985 – Joe Catalanotto/Martin Folse
Endless Poetry – 2016 – Alejandro Jodorowsky