“The Human Centipede” Franchise on 22 Shots of Moodz and Horror/Corrections -0:12
“Carnival Magic” Review – -0:43
“The Wind” Review – 4:19
“Hell’s Kitty” Patreon Review – 9:46
“Dreamland” Review – 13:18
“The People Under the Stairs” A Run Through '91 Review – 18:10
“Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky” A Run Through '91 Review – 24:29
“Mikadroid” A Run Through '91 Review– 29:24
“The Blue Jean Monster” A Run Through '91 Review – 34:18
“Battle Girl: The Living Dead in Tokyo Bay” A Run Through '91 Review – 37:49
“964 Pinocchio” A Run Through ’91 Review – 40:08
Blindspot Episode 2 (Dave Pick 1) “Magic” Review – 44:33
Questions – 1:06:38
Answers – 1:09:25
Question of the Week “Franchise you’d like to see me cover?” – 1:17:03
Update – 1:17:18
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22 Shots of Moodz and Horror Website – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
"Carnival Magic" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
Severin Films presents CARNIVAL MAGIC – Al Adamson’s bizarre kiddie movie.
For his penultimate film, exploitation legend Al Adamson (SATAN’S SADISTS, DRACULA VS. FRANKESTEIN) made perhaps the strangest movie of his career with this surreal foray into ‘family entertainment’.
Severin Kids presents Adamson’s first children’s movie, a delightful tale of alcoholism, domestic violence, a talking chimp with a brassiere fetish, vivisection, suicide, ‘The Freak-Out Girl’ Regina Carrol – in her final performance – flaunting an array of skintight/low-cut outfits, and not a single role for children. Don Stewart (THE GUIDING LIGHT) and Joe Cirillo (GHOSTBUSTERS) co-star in the infamous ‘80s oddity that has been hailed as “Possibly the worst kiddie movie ever made,” (DVD Drive-In) and “The finest family film since E.T.” (Joe Franklin). Now scanned from the only surviving pre-print 35mm elements with all-new Special Features – including his last complete feature, the Sandra Dee starrer LOST – that reveal Al’s bizarre kiddie matinee legacy.
- A Boom to Science - A critical appreciation by Zack Carlson and Lars Nilsen
- Audio Commentary with Producer Elvin Feltner
- TV Spot
- Bonus film: LOST
- The Happy Hobo - Rushes for promo from unproduced Adamson kids film
- LOST Trailer
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Carnival Magic” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/carnival-magic-blu/
"The Wind" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Video)
What would you do if going outside meant being killed by a raging hurricane, but staying indoors meant being hacked to pieces by a sickle wielding maniac? Arrow video proudly presents The Wind, from prolific genre filmmaker Nico Mastorakis, the director behind such cult classics as Hired to Kill and Island of Death. When mystery novelist Sian Anderson (Meg Foster, They Live) arrives in the remote Greek town of Monemvasia, Elias Appleby (Robert Morley, The African Queen), the pompous British landlord of the house she's renting warns her of two dangers: the wind, which gets dangerously strong at night, and Phil (Wings Hauser, Vice Squad), his sleazy and suspicious American handyman. As night falls and the wind starts howling, Sian witnesses the shocking sight of Phil burying Elias's dead body in a shallow grave in his front garden! Trapped indoors from the raging, tree-branch-breaking wind, Sian must play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the murderous Phil, who'll stop at nothing to silence this inconvenient witness! A tense and thrilling blend of Euro-horror and late 80s slasher, The Wind is a stalk 'n' slash hidden gem, presented here for the first time on Blu-ray. Get ready to be blown away!
New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis
High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray™ presentation
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Optional Greek subtitles
Original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround and LPCM Stereo 2.0 Audio
Blowing The Wind - Brand new interview with Director Nico Mastorakis
The Sound of The Wind - The complete soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer and Stanley Myers
A collection of trailers for the films of Nico Mastorakis
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and author Kat Ellinger
Arrow Video – https://www.arrowvideo.com/
“The Wind” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/the-wind-blu-ray
"Hell's Kitty" DVD Review (Wild Eye Releasing)
You'll Wish You Had Nine Lives
Hollywood screenwriter, discovers his cat has become murderously possessed, and will stop at nothing to rid him of any women in his life. As his life unravels out of control, Nick must find a way to have his kitty exorcised of the demonic spirit haunting her and creating a body count.
Wild Eye Releasing – http://www.wildeyereleasing.com/
“Hell’s Kitty” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/hells-kitty-dvd
"Dreamland" Screener Review (Uncork’d Entertainment)
On the night of the strangest wedding in cinema history, a grotesque gang boss hires a stonecold killer to bring him the finger of a fading, drug-addicted jazz legend.
“Dreamland” Trailer – https://youtu.be/cFrfYtGNJCs
A Run Through '91 “The People Under the Stairs” Blu-Ray Review (Scream Factory)
Wes Craven, the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, takes you on a terrifying journey inside the most demented house on the street. Trapped inside a fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare.
The boy quickly learns the true nature of the house's homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden deep within the house.
Starring Everett McGill (Twin Peaks, Dune), Wendy Robie (Twin Peaks), Brandon Adams (The Mighty Ducks), Ving Rhames (Piranha 3D, Mission: Impossible), A.J. Langer (Escape From L.A.) and Sean Whalen (Rob Zombie's Halloween II, Hatchet III), The People Under The Stairs will grab you when you least expect it… and never let go.
Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Wes Craven
Audio Commentary With Actors Brandon Adams, A.J. Langer, Sean Whalen And Yan Birch
House Mother - An Interview With Actress Wendy Robie
What Lies Beneath - Interviews With Special Make-up Effects Artists Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger And Robert Kurtzman
House Of Horrors - An Interview With Director Of Photography Sandi Sissel
Setting The Score - An Interview With Composer Don Peake
Vintage "Making Of" Featurette
Still Galleries (Original Storyboards And Official Stills)
Shout! Factory – https://www.shoutfactory.com/
“The People Under the Stairs” Blu-Ray – https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-people-under-the-stairs-collector-s-edition?product_id=4415
A Run Through '91 “Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky” Blu-Ray Review (Tokyo Shock)
Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally ‘through’ the feared ‘gang of four’, and undergo multiple tortures before facing the governor in one of the goriest climaxes ever seen.
“Riki-Oh” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Riki-Oh-Blu-ray-Fan-Siu-Wong/dp/B0057FGD2W/
A Run Through '91 “Mikadroid”
During World War II, the Japanese military established a secret underground laboratory in Tokyo. Three Olympic-level athletes were selected to undergo a process that would turn them into Jinra-go, superhuman armored soldiers. By March 1945, one of the soldiers had been completely transformed into the half man/half machine ultimate soldier called Mikadroid. But American B-29s firebomb the city and, while the two super soldiers manage to escape, Mikadroid and the lab are apparently destroyed. 45 years pass, Tokyo is rebuilt, and old secrets are forgotten. The site is now home to a complex that includes the Discoclub Layla. The disco’s patrons dance late into the night, unaware that a faulty basement generator has reactivated Mikadroid and the cyborg now prowls the basement levels, killing anyone in its path
“Mikadroid” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Mikadroid-Robokill-Beneath-Disco-Layla/dp/B000HEWERG/
A Run Through '91 “The Blue Jean Monster”
Joe, a police officer, has a happy life with his wife, who’s pregnant. But one day when he gets a tip that a bank is about to be robbed, he rushes to it but killed. The hostage Gucci then holds the loot. Joe becomes a vampire when a black cat jumps on his body and is hit by lightning. Not until he is sent to the hospital when he passed out, does he notice he’s dead and needs electric recharge to be alive. In order to keep his wife from being sad, he doesn’t tell her the truth. Even when his best friend Fung and Gucci find it out, he asks them to keep in secret. To get back the loot, the robbers seize both Gucci and Joe’s wife, forcing Joe to bring the loot to exchange them. Along with Fung, Joe goes to rescue Gucci and his wife, while his wife delivers a baby. After a severe fight against the robbers, Joe finally wins but drops down as he runs out of his electric power.
“The Blue Jean Monster” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/MONSTER-Legendary-Collection-Region-Shing/dp/B01I05XDK0/
A Run Through '91 “Battle Girl: The Living Dead in Tokyo Bay” DVD Review (Synapse Films)
A meteor lands in Japan and the fallout creates a “shield” around Tokyo, encasing the city in a foggy darkness. A state of martial law is declared. People are in a panic as violent crime and corruption spreads throughout the region and punk gangs are ruling the streets. As if things weren’t bad enough, a chemical reaction from the meteor unleashes a deadly virus and now the dead are coming back to life as flesh-eating zombies!
K-ko (played by Japanese wrestling sensation, Cutie Suzuki) is asked to help find survivors and given a bulletproof leather-and-blade “Battle Suit” to help her on her rescue mission. Punching, blasting and decapitating the zombie hordes with her armor and weapons, she discovers something even more evil… a sadistic military general who wants to use the zombies in his own plan for world domination! Directed by Kazuo “Gaira” Komizu, BATTLE GIRL: THE LIVING DEAD IN TOKYO BAY is gruesome, campy sci-fi fun, filled with wild special effects, a crazy new-wave synth soundtrack and enough gore to satisfy horror film fans!
New digital transfer from original vault materials in the original filmed aspect ratio of 1.33:1
Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound
Newly translated, removable English subtitles
All-new video interview with director Kazuo “Gaira” Komizu (53 mins.)
Synapse Films – https://synapse-films.com/
“Battle Girl: The Living Dead in Tokyo Bay” DVD – https://synapse-films.com/dvds/battle-girl-the-living-dead-in-tokyo-bay/
A Run Through '91 “964 Pinocchio” DVD Review (Unearthed Films)
Pinocchio 964 is the nightmare of a cybernetic sex android let loose into the world without a memory. Wandering around Japan, Pinocchio finds Kyoko, another amnesiac with a horrible secret to her own memory loss. Together they try to piece their lives and live in a world where memory is no longer needed.
At the same time, Pinocchio's fiendish architect and master is desperately trying to find his lost prototype before the world finds him. As agents hunt down Pinocchio, the sex android begins to unravel in what can only be said is a hallucinogenic thrill ride that has to be seen to be believed.
Shozin Fukui's masterful direction gives the viewer a totally unique experience along the lines of, "Tetsuo the Iron Man". This underground classic packed the theaters in Japan and stood out among so many other films that it was hailed as a masterpiece of innovation in Japan's film industry.
Interview with Director Shozin Fukui
1988 short film "Caterpillar"
Unearthed Films – https://www.unearthedfilms.com/
“964 Pinocchio” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Pinocchio-964/dp/B0002YCVBU/
Blindspot "Magic" Blu-Ray Review (Dark Sky Films)
Academy Award-winner Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs) is Corky, a painfully shy, failed magician who finds overnight success as a ventriloquist. His brash, foul-mouthed dummy, Fats, becomes a huge nightclub hit. With his star on the rise, talent agent Ben Greene (Burgess Meredith) arranges an important shot at national TV. But the pressure of failing the network's required physical sends Corky into a panic. With Fats in tow, he flees the city to a nearly-deserted resort in the Catskills run by the love of his youth, Peggy Ann Snow (Ann-Margret).
Peg's spent years trapped in a loveless marriage with her high-school sweetheart, Duke. In Corky, she sees the chance for a loving relationship and accepts an offer to run away with him. After they make love, Corky confides to Fats that he may leave show business altogether. Fats becomes furious and lashes out at him, playing on his guilt and insecurity. Now under Fats' control, Corky is manipulated into a series of violent and unexpected confrontations.
Screenwriting For Dummies
Fats And Friends Featurette
An Interview With Victor J. Kemper A.S.C.
An Interview With Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins Radio Interview
Ann-Margret Make-Up Test
TV And Radio Spots
Dark Sky Films – https://darkskyfilms.com/
“Magic” Blu-Ray - https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Blu-ray-Anthony-Hopkins/dp/B003Y7F1MI/
Ask a Question/Answer a Question
Carnival Magic – 1983 – Al Adamson
The Wind – 1986 – Nico Mastorakis
Hell’s Kitty – 2018 – Nicholas Tana
Dreamland – 2019 – Bruce McDonald
The People Under the Stairs – 1991 – Wes Craven
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky – 1991 – Ngai Choi Lam
Mikadroid – 1991 – Satoo Haraguchi/Tomo'o Haraguchi
The Blue Jean Monster – 1991 – Kai-Ming Lai
Battle Girl: The Living Dead in Tokyo Bay – 1991 – Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu
964 Pinocchio – 1991 – Shozin Fukui
Magic – 1978 – Richard Attenborough