Contest Information – 0:12
“Went to Coney Island On a Mission From God… Be Back by Five” Review – 1:22
“Savannah Smiles” Review – 7:09
“Smash Palace”” Review – 13:54
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)” Review – 20:37
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” Review – 33:17
“I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” Review – 42:09
VHS Voyage “Night Life (1989)” Review – 50:02
“Palindromes” Pick a Movie (Alex Christensen) – 56:39
Pick a Movie Winner Drawing– 1:07:26
Q&A – 1:08:15
Update – 1:11:55
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"Went To Coney Island On A Mission From God...Be Back By Five" Blu-Ray Review (MVD Rewind Collection)
How do you know when you''ve lost your way?
As kids, Daniel (Jon Cryer) Stan (Rick Stear) and Richie (Rafael Báez)) were inseparable... the best of friends. But as they grew up, they grew apart, and now Richie has gone missing, sending Daniel and Stan on a wintry trek to Coney Island to find their long lost friend. Their trip leads them on a wild journey to the famed amusement park in the off season, where they encounter some of the strangest people this side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Along the way, Stan and Daniel discover they have demons of their own and as they search for their friend, they make revelations about themselves which will change their lives forever. Based on a true story, Went to Coney Island... is an hilarious and heart-rending tale featuring an all-star cast which includes Emmy Winner Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men", Pretty in Pink), Rick Stear ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer"), Rafael Báez (Empire, Shanghai Noon), Ione Skye (Say Anything..., Wayne's World), Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction, Broken Arrow), Peter Gerety (Charlie Wilson's War, Flight), Dominic Chianese ("The Sopranos", The Godfather Part II), Judy Reyes ("Scrubs", "Devious Maids"), and Tony Award Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent) in this award winning dramedy from writer/director Richard Schenkman (Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth).
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature from a frame-by-frame digital restoration from original 35mm film elements.
5.1 Surround Audio (Uncompressed PCM) and 2.0 Stereo.
NEW Introduction from director Richard Schenkman and Jon Cryer (HD)
Audio commentary from director Richard Schenkman and Jon Cryer
'Went to Coney Island... To Make a Movie' Behind the scenes featurette (18:36, SD)
'The Producer' - Comedy short film directed by Richard Schenkman (3:00, SD)
Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
“Went to Coney Island” DVD/Blu-Ray Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/went-to-coney-island-on-a-mission-from-god-be-back-by-five-special-edition-blu-ray-blu-ray
"Savannah Smiles" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (MVD Rewind Collection)
Two crooks on the run are about to have their hearts stolen by a six-year-old girl.
Savannah (Bridgette Andersen, The Parent Trap II) is the precocious six-year-old daughter of a busy politician who is consumed by his re-election campaign. She decides to run away from home and sneaks into a car driven by two escaped convicts, Alvie (Mark Miller, Christmas Mountain) and Boots (Donovan Scott, Police Academy), in a crazy comedy of errors. Hiding in an abandoned house, the two bumbling crooks initially try to hold the adorable Savannah for ransom to obtain a hefty reward for her return, but an unexpected bond grows among Savannah, Alvie and Boots, creating a surrogate family they have never known before. Their relationship is tested when the convicts, now seen as kidnappers, must choose between their freedom and their new friend in this timeless, classic comedy. Written and produced by the film's star Mark Miller (A Walk in the Clouds), Savannah Smiles features an all-star supporting cast that includes Academy Award© Nominee Pat Morita (The Karate Kid), Michael Parks (Kill Bill Vol.'s 1 & 2), John Fiedler (12 Angry Men), Fran Ryan (Pale Rider) and Golden Globe© Winner Peter Graves (Airplane!) and boasts a brand new 2K transfer from a 35mm print from the Library of Congress.
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the main feature in 1.78:1 aspect ratio
Original Mono Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
'The Making of Savannah Smiles' brand new documentary about the making of this classic comedy featuring writer / producer Mark Miller, star Donovan Scott, Teresa Andersen (mother of Bridgette Andersen) and composer Ken Sutherland (HD)
'Memories of Bridgette Andersen' featuring all-new interviews with Teresa Andersen (Bridgette's mom) along with writer / producer Mark Miller and actor Donovan Scott (HD)
'The Songs and Music of Savannah Smiles' featuring brand new interview with composer Ken Sutherland (HD)
Original Theatrical Trailer (SD)
Collectible Mini- Poster
“Savannah Smiles” DVD/Blu-Ray Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/savannah-smiles-collectors-edition-blu-ray-dvd-blu-ray
"Smash Palace" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow Academy)
Premiering at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival, Smash Palace was Roger Donaldson's second feature following the success of Sleeping Dogs, a film which had heralded the arrival of the New Zealand New Wave. Smash Palace concerns itself with the marriage of former racing driver Al (Bruno Lawrence, The Quiet Earth) and French-born Jacqui (Anna Jemison, Nomads). The pair had met when she nursed him back to health following a career-ending injury. They married, returned to Al's native New Zealand to take over his late father's wrecking yard business - the Smash Palace of the title - and had a child. But over time stagnation has set in, Jacqui's resentment of Al has grown, and things are threatening to spill over... Playing out as a darker, more haunting New Zealand variation on such US separation movies as Kramer vs. Kramer or Shoot the Moon, Smash Palace offers a brilliant, vivid messy portrait of masculinity in crisis, driven by Lawrence's immense central performance - once again confirming his status as one of New Zealand's finest actors.
High Definition (Blu-ray) presentation
Original mono audio (uncompressed LPCM)
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Commentary by writer-director Roger Donaldson and stunt driver Steve Millen
The Making of Smash Palace, a 51-minute documentary on the film’s production featuring interviews with Donaldson, actor Keith Aberdein, filmmaker Geoff Murphy and others
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Ian Barr, a contemporary review by Pauline Kael and the original press book
Arrow Video – http://www.arrowvideo.com/
“Smash Palace” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/smash-palace-blu-ray
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)" Blu-Ray Review
Get help! That’s a good idea when carefree friends traveling the back roads of Texas run into trouble. So they ask for assistance at an eerie, ramshackle farmhouse. That’s a bad idea – one that cranks up the whirring, ripping terror of this fear-choked re-imagining of the cult fave The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Producer Michael Bay (Transformers), director Marcus Nispel (2009’s Friday the 13th) and their filmmaking team bring edgy contemporary style to a gory frightmare. Jessica Biel leads the cast of roadtrippers who must battle the spinning steel of monstrous Leatherface. Join them for a savage game of hide and shriek.
Special Features • 3 Commentaries on Production, Story and Technical Aspects with Producer Michael Bay, Director Marcus Nispel, Stars Jessica Biel and Eric Balfour and More
• Alternate Opening and Ending
• Severed Parts Deleted Scenes Featurette
• Comprehensive Feature-Length Documentary Chainsaw Redux: Making a Massacre, Chronicling the Movie’s Origins, Casting and Production
• Ed Gein: The Ghost of Plainfield – Shocking Profile of the Real-Like Killer That Inspired the Movie
• Screen Tests of Jessica Biel, Eric Balfour and Erica Leerhsen
• Motograter Suffocate Music Video
• Trailers & TV Spots
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Chainsaw-Massacre-Blu-ray/dp/B0029O0BMC/
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" Unrated Blu-Ray Review
Prequel to the classic 1974 splatter film, THE BEGINNING shows the origins of the backwoods Texas Hewitt family and how their appetite for torture and human flesh is born how young Leatherface finds his favorite power tool and his unique fashion choices.
“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” Unrated Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Chainsaw-Massacre-Beginning-Unrated/dp/B003H9LIRA/
"I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore" Streaming Review (Netflix)
A timid nursing assistant gets a new lease on life when she and a neighborhood loner track down the degenerates who broke into her house.
“I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” Netflix Streaming – https://www.netflix.com/title/80100937
The VHS Voyage: "Night Life" VHS Review (RCA Colombia Home Video)
THERE’S GOOD REASON TO BE AFRAID OF THE DARK.
Archie works part-time at his uncle’s mortuary and is harassed by a few of the popular kids because of it. His harassers die in an automobile accident, and the bodies are taken to his uncle’s mortuary. Archie is pulling a late night at the mortuary when he sees a storm brewing. Lighting strikes! They’re alive! The preppie bullies continue to torment him…as zombies!
“Night Life” VHS – https://www.ebay.com/itm/Night-Life-Horror-Vhs-Rare-Zombies-nice-oop-trash-gore-zombie-dead/392025257188
Pick a Movie "Palindromes" DVD Review
Writer/director Todd Solondz has no patience for formulas or safe choices. Most filmmakers, after making a movie as commercially unsuccessful and critically slammed as the underrated Storytelling, would strive to broaden their appeal. Solondz, instead, made Palindromes, a movie about a troubled young girl named Aviva whose only goal in life is to have children--a goal that leads her through abortion, religious extremism, pedophilia, and more. But for many viewers, the plot isn't as off-putting as the casting: Over the course of the movie, Aviva is played by eight very different actresses (including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rush). Like Solondz's other movies (including Welcome to the Dollhouse and Happiness), Palindromes initially seems emotionally brutal and absurd, but gradually grows engaging and even moving, albeit in strange and unexpected ways. Palindromes is given an extra boost by a hypnotic, emotionally unleashed performance by Ellen Barkin (The Big Easy, Drop Dead Gorgeous) as Aviva's mother. --Bret Fetzer
“Palindromes” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Palindromes-Jennifer-Jason-Leigh/dp/B000A1IOGG/
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1. Slinger (Cyborg Director’s Cut)
2. A Fistful of Dollars (Recommended)
3. The Eagle Has Landed
4. Of Unknown Origin (Recommended)
5. Her Name Was Lisa
6. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song
7. Bloodsuckers From Outer Space
Went to Coney Island On a Mission From God… Be Back by Five – 1998 – Richard Schenkman
Savannah Smiles – 1982 – Pierre De Moro
Smash Palace – 1981 – Roger Donaldson
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – 2003 – Marcus Nispel
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning – 2006 – Jonathan Liebesman
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore – 2017 – Macon Blair
Night Life – 1989 – David Acomba
Palindromes – 2004 – Todd Solondz