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“Creepshow Season 2: Episode 2” Review – 0:55
“Shrunken Heads” Review– 6:22
“Deep Blood” Review– 13:31
“Switchblade Sisters” Review – 18:36
“The Untamed” Review– 25:07
“Hush” Review – 29:55
“The Debut” Review – 34:40
“Freeze Me” Review – 41:46
“Spellcaster" Review– 48:02
“My Boyfriend’s Back” Review– 53:48
Patreon Pick “Monos” Review – 1:01:48
Blindspot “Martin” Review with Jeremy – 1:06:09
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"Shrunken Heads" Blu-Ray Review (Full Moon Entertainment)
Superheroes From Their Head To Their Necks!
These three superheroes are HEADS above the rest! From cult director Richard Elfman (THE FORBIDDEN ZONE) and producer Charles Band comes SHRUNKEN HEADS, a legendary comedy horror head-trip available now on Blu-ray for the first time, remastered from the original 35mm camera negative! When three inner city kids are murdered in a gangland showdown gone wrong, a mysterious witch doctor opts to drag them back from the grave. Well, most of them anyway! The voodoo priest leaves the boys' bodies and only reanimates their heads. Now, this trio of floating craniums are left to fly around New York with only one thing on their minds: revenge! Elfman fills the screen with his patented blend of absurdity, grand guignol effects, dark humor and surreal insanity and gives the beautiful Meg Foster (THEY LIVE, LORDS OF SALEM) one of her wildest roles, that of lesbian crime kingpin Big Moe. Powered by original music from Elfman's brother, the award winning composer Danny Elfman (BATMAN, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, BEETLEJUICE), a delirious score by the great Richard Band (RE-ANIMATOR, PUPPET MASTER) and slick cinematography by Stephen McNutt (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, THE DEAD ZONE), SHRUNKEN HEADS is one the weirdest and coolest Full Moon classics ever! Get ready to flip your lid and lose your mind!
Main title music by Danny Elfman.
Behind the scenes featurette.
Full Moon Entertainment – https://www.fullmoondirect.com/
“Shrunken Heads” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/shrunken-heads-remastered-blu-ray
"Deep Blood" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
THE WORLDWIDE BLU-RAY PREMIERE OF JOE DAMATO'S SHARKSPLOITATION SAGA
In a career that forever raised the bar for everything from hookers, cannibals and necrophiles to Ator, Emanuelle and Caligula, this long-unseen chum bucket from producer/director/EuroSleaze master Joe D'Amato may be his most bizarrely entertaining anomaly ever. Shot on location in Florida surf and Rome swimming pools, D'Amato combines '80s teen movie cliches and Native American mysticism with stupefying dialogue, over-the-top performances and shark footage that Bruno Mattei would later swipe for CRUEL JAWS to create what Oh, The Horror! calls "a weird, demented experience that begs to be discovered and embraced." A cast of local unknowns - along with, inexplicably, the '60s comedy team of Charlie Brill & Mitzi McCall - star in this last word in Italian Sharksploitation, now scanned in 2K from the original negative for the first time ever.
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Deep Blood” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/deep-blood-blu-ray
"Switchblade Sisters" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
So Easy To Kill. So Hard To Love.
THE WILDEST GIRL GANG THAT EVER BLASTED THE STREETS!
From Jack Hill, legendary director of Spider Baby, Coffy, Foxy Brown, and The Swinging Cheerleaders comes another iconic cult classic, Switchblade Sisters!
Lace (Robbie Lee), the leader of inner city girl gang The Dagger Debs, meets her match when new girl Maggie (Joanne Nail) moves into the neighborhood. Mistrust and conflict turn to friendship as the girls end up in Juvenile Detention together at the mercy of abusive guards. Meanwhile, The Dagger Debs' male counterparts The Silver Daggers have to contend with the arrival of a new gang, led by the villainous Crabs (Chase Newhart). But when the girls get back on the streets, a planned retaliation strike in tandem with The Silver Daggers backfires and puts Lace in hospital. Maggie assumes control, teaming up with Muff (Marlene Clark) and her gang of African-American militants from across town to declare all out war. But there's a traitor in their midst...
Filled with sharp, clever dialogue and tongue in cheek humor, this Shakespeare-influenced girl gang/women in prison/action movie medley is a stone cold grindhouse classic!
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original uncompressed mono audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Brand new audio commentary by historians/critics Samm Deighan & Kat Ellinger
We Are The Jezebels, an archival documentary featuring director Jack Hill, producer John Prizer, casting director Geno Havans, production designer B.B. Neel, stunt coordinator Bob Minor, and stars Joanne Nail, Asher Brauner, and Chase Newhart
Gangland: The locations of Switchblade Sisters, an archival documentary in which Jack Hill and filmmaker Elijah Drenner revisit the shooting locations of Switchblade Sisters
Jack Hill and Joanne Nail at the Grindhouse Film Festival, a 2007 archival interview with the director and actor
Interview with Jack Hill, Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, an archival 1990’s interview with the director and stars in conversation with Johnny Legend
Galleries of behind the scenes stills, international posters, video covers, and lobby cards
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Heather Drain
Arrow Films – https://arrowfilms.com/
“Switchblade Sisters” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/switchblade-sisters-blu-ray
"The Untamed" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Films)
Celebrated filmmaker Amat Escalante follows up his critically lauded features Heli and Los Bastardos with the award-winning The Untamed, which critics have called “ferociously intelligent” (Jonathan Romney, Screen) and “brilliant, frightening” (Rory O’Connor, The Film Stage).
Alejandra is a housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of the mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath.
Escalante’s film mixes Lovecraftian science fiction with social commentary as he tackles themes including corruption and social injustice, with a dose of inspiration from Zulawski’s Possession, producing a mix that has won acclaim including the Silver Lion at the prestigious Venice Film Festival and Best Director at Austin’s Fantastic Fest.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:
High Definition digital transfer
5.1 surround sound audio
Optional English subtitles
Reversible sleeve featuring original international art and newly commissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil
Arrow Films – https://arrowfilms.com/
“The Untamed” Blu-Ray – https://arrowfilms.com/product-detail/the-untamed-blu-ray/FCD1505?t=1
"Hush" Streaming Review (Netflix)
SILENCE CAN BE KILLER
A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
“Hush” Netflix – https://www.netflix.com/title/80091879
"The Debut" Blu-Ray Review (Cult Epics)
The forbidden-love story The Debut (1977) was the first full-length feature from pioneering filmmaker Nouchka van Brakel. Following the theme of Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita (1962) and Michael Powell’s Age of Consent (1969) – only this time time told from a female perspective – van Brakel’s The Debut (1977) tells the delicate story off the impossible love between a teenage girl and a middle-aged married man. Based on the controversial novel by Hester Albach, The Debut is a subversive comedy drama and the first commercially successful Dutch theatrical film directed by a woman.
Cult Epics presents Nouchka van Brakel’s The Debut for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray in North America in a new High-definition transfer.
Cult Epics website Exclusive: First 100 Pre-orders of Blu-ray or DVD receive 4-Page Repro English Promotional brochure.
New HD Transfer (from original 35mm print)
Original LPCM 2.0 Mono track
New DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono track
Polygoon Journal Newsreel (1977, HD)
Poster & Photo Gallery
Ltd. Edition Packaging featuring Original & Newly Designed Art
Cult Epics – http://www.cultepics.com/
“The Debut” Blu-Ray – http://www.cultepics.com/product-detail/the-debut/
"Freeze Me" DVD Review (Tokyo Shock)
Chihiro is a Tokyo professional about to marry her long time collegue, Yusuke. However, Chihiro has a chilling past that threatens to destroy her promising future. Three men who once raped her have reappeared. Driven to desperation, Chihiro plots revenge and finds her freezer a useful place to hide the bodies! A super stylish art-house Asian extreme horror!
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"Spellcaster" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
Spellcaster is part of the Vinegar Syndrome Archive collection, celebrating forgotten cinematic oddities from the video store era. This collection was inspired by our own video store, The Archive in Bridgeport, CT.
Unique to this line, each hand numbered limited edition release will come fitted in a specially designed, bottom loading VHS inspired slipcase, while also including a double-sided poster.
These releases will ONLY be available on our website and at participating brick and mortar retailers. Absolutely no other online stores will be stocking them. This release is strictly limited to 4,000 units and will never be re-released in another version.
A group of strangers have been invited to partake in a promotional, televised treasure hunt at a remote Italian castle, with the winner walking away with a million dollar fortune. But the old gothic building has some diabolical tricks up its sleeve and it’s not long before the guests begin to fall victim to its demonic secrets, all while the surviving guests begin to come up with creative - and deadly - ways to try and locate the hidden treasure…
One of the series of ‘castle’ films made in the mid 80s by notorious exploitation producer Charles Band (Puppet Master), Rafal Zielinski’s SPELLCASTER is a creature effect filled supernatural horror film starring 80s new wave music icon, Adam Ant (Lead Singer: Adam and the Ants), legendary 80s radio personality, Richard Blade, alongside Gail O’Grady (TV’s NYPD BLUE). Photographed by Fulci’s regular DP, Sergio Salvati (The Beyond, Zombie), Vinegar Syndrome Archive presents SPELLCASTER newly restored in 2K and on Blu-ray for the first time.
Directed by: Rafal Zielinski
Starring: Adam Ant, Richard Blade, Gail O'Grady, Kim Johnston Ulrich
1988 / 83 min / 1.85:1 / English Stereo
• Region A Blu-ray (studio restriction)
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm interpositive
• “Title TBD” - an interview with actor Richard Blade
• “Title TBD” - an interview with actor/sfx artist William Butler
• “Title TBD” - an interview with actor/sfx artist Michael Deak
• Promotional still gallery
• Limited edition of 4,000
• Double-sided poster
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Spellcaster” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/spellcaster
"My Boyfriend's Back" Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
Teenager Johnny Dingle (Andrew Lowery, Color of Night) will do anything to keep his date with the hottest girl in school—even come back from the grave! You see, Johnny had the perfect scheme to win the heart of Missy McCloud (Traci Lind, Class of 1999), the town beauty. Unfortunately, Johnny’s scam goes sour and he winds up dead. Even so, Johnny’s determined to keep his date—unaware of the hilarity waiting for him upon his return. The wonderful cast includes Edward Herrmann (The Lost Boys), Mary Beth Hurt (D.A.R.Y.L.), Austin Pendleton (Hello Again), Matthew Fox (Bone Tomahawk), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Boogie Nights), Paul Dooley (Popeye), Jay O. Sanders (V.I. Warshawski), Bob Dishy (The Big Bus), Matthew McConaughey (A Time to Kill) and Cloris Leachman (Scavenger Hunt) as Maggie the Zombie Expert. Produced by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th), written by Dean Lorey (Major Payne) and directed by Bob Balaban (Parents).
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Audio Commentary by Director Bob Balaban with Actors Mary Beth Hurt and Austin Pendleton
Interview with Star Andrew Lowery
Interview with Director Bob Balaban
Interview with Composer Harry Manfredini
Interview with Actor Austin Pendleton
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“My Boyfriend’s Back” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/my-boyfriends-back-special-edition-blu-ray
Patreon Pick "Monos" Streaming Review (Amazon Rental)
On a faraway mountaintop, eight kids with guns watch over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.
“Monos” Amazon Rental –
Blindspot Episode 51 "Martin" DVD Review
HE COULD BE THE BOY NEXT DOOR…
Martin sedates women with a syringe full of narcotics and then slices their wrists with a razor blade so he can drink their blood. Martin, who comes to live with his uncle and cousin in the dying town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has romantic monochrome visions of vampiric seductions and torch-lit mobs, but it is impossible to tell how seriously he takes them.
“Martin” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Martin-John-Amplas/dp/B0004Z33E6/
Shrunken Heads – 1994 – Richard Elfman
Deep Blood – 1990 – Joe D’Amato/Raffaele Donato
Switchblade Sisters – 1975 – Jack Hill
The Untamed – 2016 – Amat Escalante
Hush – 2016 – Mike Flanagan
The Debut – 1977 – Nouchka van Brakel
Freeze Me – 2000 – Takashi Ishii
Spellcaster – 1988 – Rafal Zielinski
My Boyfriend’s Back – 1993 – Bob Balaban
Monos – 2019 – Alejandro Landes
Martin – 1977 – George A. Romero