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“The Getaway” Review – 14:05
Patreon Pick “Attack on Titan” Review – 21:39
Patreon Pick “Dance of the Dead” Review – 29:44
Patreon Pick “Ghostkeeper” Review – 35:22
The Weekly Western/Patreon Pick “The Unholy Four” Review – 40:11
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"Emanuelle and Francoise" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
Written by MrParka
Joe D’Amato is back in all his sleazy glory thanks to Severin Films. George Eastman and Rosemarie Lindt star in Emanuelle and Francoise, a revenge tale filled with sex and depravity and in HD.
When Francoise tosses herself in front of a train her sister, Emanuelle, is left to identify the body. She is given a suicide letter from the police that reveals why her sister chose to take her own life. Emanuelle decides to get justice for the mistreatment of her beloved sibling by making the perpetrator pay. She quickly seduces Francoise’s former boyfriend (Eastman) and locks him in a two way mirror and begins driving him mad with sex parties and tortures.
Emanuelle and Francoise is an exploitation flick, there is no doubt about it. The nudity and depravity is often shoehorned in and made a centerpiece, but unlike many of its contemporaries the film’s director, Joe D’Amato, has finesse. D’Amato’s cinematography is interesting and uses items in the foreground to make the item in motion more appealing. In a simple scene with a cruising vehicle, we see it approach through an array of obstacles. The musical choices and the theme that plays throughout the movie are equal parts beautiful and sad. These elements of film making seem to give a little more weight to the film and take a sleazy and entertaining revenge story and turn it in a heartfelt and tragic one. The early framing device of showing flashes of the past through a suicide note make the entire ordeal seems that much more awful. When our dearly departed is forced to be a prostitute for a sleazy movie producer not only is she filled with disgust and sadness, but so is the audience. The film seems to jump the shark a bit when Eastman, trapped and deprived of water and proper nutrients, begins to have hallucinations a wild dinner party turning into a cannibalistic feast. The feast that partakes is the cast shoving fake looking limbs into their drooling orifices. This scene isn’t the only outrageous centerpiece; the orgy on the dinner table is a spectacle and D’Amato 101. Watch the extended footage for some fine wining and dining, in the words of Joe Bob, "if you know what I mean, and I think you do." Like all good revenge tales, the revenge doesn’t go unpunished nor does the crime and a little clever twist wraps things up.
Severin Films has included an interview with George Eastman star and collaborator of Joe D’Amato. Eastman is honest as always and doesn’t mince his words. Also included is an interview with Maria Rosaria Riuzzi who gives a solid interview about the film and her costars.
Severin Films presents EMANUELLE AND FRANCOISE – Joe D’Amato’s sleaze masterpiece on disc for the first time ever in America!
On the heels of the ‘official’ Sylvia Kristel sequel EMMANUELLE II and a year before his own first Laura Gemser/EMANUELLE film, EuroFilth maestro Joe D’Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) took the entire formula to new depths of depravity.
When a cold-hearted stud (George Eastman of ANTHROPOPHAGUS infamy) drives her sister to suicide, Emanuelle (Rosemarie Lindt of SALON KITTY and WHO SAW HER DIE?) plots a seduction that includes sodomy, torture, J&B, lesbianism, cannibalism, meat cleavers and a super-groovy ‘70s soundtrack. Maria Rosaria Riuzzi (IMAGES IN A CONVENT) and Massimo Vanni (ZOMBIE 3 & 4) co-star in this still-extreme sex sickie – also known as EMANUELLE’S REVENGE, DEMON RAGE and BLOOD VENGEANCE – co-written by D’Amato with fellow filth maven Bruno Mattei (SHOCKING DARK) and now featuring a 2k scan from the original negative.
- Three Women and a Mirror - Interview with Actress Maria Rosaria Riuzzi
- The Other Side of the Mirror - Interview with Actor George Eastman
- Deleted / Alternate scenes
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Emanuelle and Francoise” Blu-Ray – https://severin-films.com/shop/emanuelle-and-francoise-bluray/
"Songwriter" Blu-Ray Review (Mill Creek Entertainment)
On the Road, Making Music and Raising Hell!
Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson as a pair of hard-living Texans in this funny, original and very real look at the country music business. Doc Jenkins (Nelson) may be one of C&W's most beloved stars, but his private life is a wreck. He's split up with his longtime partner, Blackie Buck (Kristofferson), a country outlaw with a heart of gold. Doc's singer-wife, Honey Carder (Melinda Dillon), has thrown him out of the house. And now he's gotten involved with a sleazy music manager, Rodeo Rocky (Richard C. Sarafian), who's out to steal his material. Teaming up with Blackie, Doc takes drastic measures to win back his family and reclaim his songs. It's Willie and Kris, on the road again, making music and raising hell!
Mill Creek Entertainment – https://www.millcreekent.com/
“Songwriter” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Songwriter-Retro-VHS-Style-Blu-ray/dp/6317632634/
"Destroyer" Blu-Ray Review
THERE’S NOTHING TO LOSE WHEN YOU’VE ALREADY LOST EVERYTHING
Erin Bell is an LAPD detective who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.
"The Getaway" Blu-Ray Review (Import)
Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich “business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he’s for sale if Benyon can get him out of prison. Benyon pulls some strings and Doc McCoy is released again. Unfortunately he has to cooperate with the same person that got him to prison.
“The Getaway” Spanish Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.es/Huida-BD-1994-Getaway-Blu-ray/dp/B01N1HDIU0/
Patreon Pick "Attack on Titan" Streaming Review (VUDU)
100 years ago, titans suddenly appeared on Earth. Soon, human civilization veered on collapse due to the titans. Humans then built a giant wall to defend themselves. Within the giant walls, humans lived in peace, but, 100 years later, the giant wall is broken.
“Attack on Titan” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Attack-Titan-Part-One-Blu-ray/dp/B01IPDCBWI/
Patreon Pick "Dance of the Dead" Streaming Review (VUDU)
IT’S THEIR NIGHT TO COME ALIVE.
With Prom only hours away, the usual suspects of Cosa High (Cheerleaders, geeks, bad boys and the happy-go-lucky student council alike) are preoccupied with the annual rituals of teendom. On the night of the big dance when the dead unexpectedly rise to eat the living, polar opposite groups will be forced to unite in their final chance to save the town from the zombies.
“Dance of the Dead” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Dance-Dead-DVD-Jared-Kusnitz/dp/B001D262LA/
Patreon Pick "Ghostkeeper" Blu-Ray Review (Code Red)
A trio of friends on a snowmobiling trip in the Canadian Rockies become lost after venturing up a trail during a snowstorm. They stumble upon a seemingly abandoned hotel lodge and decide to spend the night, unaware of the grave danger that they have put themselves in. Who, or what, is the Ghostkeeper, and will anyone survive the night? Shot in the rugged location of Lake Louise, Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, the film's stark, icy photography, low-key style, and slow-burn sense of dread all add up to a uniquely creepy experience in an old snowbound lodge. Poorly distributed on homevideo as a secondary title in the 1980's (the U.K. VHS distributor placed a demonic chicken(!) on the box art, the film has since garnered a large genre fanbase and has been voted one of the most anticipated Canadian horror films for a DVD release. GHOSTKEEPER is finally unleashed on Blu-ray to chill new and old audiences alike.
Starring Riva Spier, Murray Ord, Sherie McFadden
Special Features: New HD scan of the only surviving film element, Featurette with interview with cast and crew, Audio commentary with director and cast, Alternate pre credit sequence
Code Red // 1981 // 90 Minutes // Not Rated // Color // English // All Region
Code Red Video – http://codereddvd.com/
“Ghostkeeper” Blu-Ray – https://roninflix.com/products/ghostkeeper
Patreon Pick/ The Weekly Western "The Unholy Four" Blu-Ray Review (Kino Lorber)
From E.B. Clucher (Enzo Barboni), the director of They Call Me Trinity, Trinity is STILL My Name, Man of the East and Crime Busters - The Unholy Four (Ciakmull - L'uomo della vendetta) stars Leonard Mann (Cut and Run) and the great Woody Strode (Spartacus, The Professionals). Mann plays an amnesiac, Chuck Mool, who escapes from prison with three other inmates, making his way to his hometown to find out the truth about his identity. While in town he finds out he has a reputation as a fast gun and that the town is in the midst of a power struggle between two wealthy ranchers, one of whom apparently is his father. The Unholy Four are Mann, Strode, Peter Martell (Death Walks at Midnight) and George Eastman (Boot Hill) billed here under his real name Luca Montefiori. Featuring a rousing and haunting score by Riz Ortolani (Day of Anger, The Violent Four).
DVD Extras Include:
Kino Lorber – https://www.kinolorber.com/
“The Unholy Four” Blu-Ray – https://www.kinolorber.com/product/the-unholy-four-dvd
The VHS Voyage "Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers" VHS Review (SGE Entertainment)
A doctor and a mortician have teamed up to do re-animation experiments on corpses using gangster money loaned for “remodeling.” When they can’t pay it back, the Mafia guy sends his nephews to work at the funeral home to keep a watch on the debtors, but the nephews end up helping in the search for new bodies, and mayhem ensues when some undesirable types are re-animated.
“Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers” VHS – https://www.amazon.com/Beverly-Hills-Bodysnatchers-VHS-Tayback/dp/6304053215/
Pick a Movie "Rumble Fish" Streaming Review (Amazon Prime)
In this deeply personal tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers, set in a dreamlike and timeless Tulsa, Francis Ford Coppola gives mythic dimensions to intimate, painful emotions. The director’s “art film for teenagers” was his second adaptation of young-adult novelist S. E. Hinton’s work in a single year, after the more classically styled The Outsiders. Graced with a remarkable cast headed by Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, and Diane Lane; haunting black-and-white visuals that hark back to German expressionism and forward to Coppola’s own Tetro; and a powerful percussive score by Stewart Copeland that underlines the movie’s romantic fatalism, Rumble Fish pulsates throughout with genuine love and dread.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Stephen H. Burum and approved by director Francis Ford Coppola, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Alternate remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio commentary featuring Coppola
New interviews with Coppola, author and coscreenwriter S. E. Hinton, associate producer Roman Coppola, and actors Matt Dillon and Diane Lane
New conversation between Burum and production designer Dean Tavoularis
Pieces from 2005 about the film’s score and production
Interviews from 1983 with Dillon, Lane, actor Vincent Spano, and producer Doug Claybourne
French television interview from 1984 with actor Mickey Rourke
Locations: Looking for Rusty James, a 2013 documentary by Alberto Fuguet about the impact of Rumble Fish
New piece about the film’s existentialist elements
“Don’t Box Me In” music video
Deleted scenes, with a new introduction by Coppola
PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny
“Rumble Fish” Blu-Ray – https://www.criterion.com/films/28993-rumble-fish
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Emanuelle and Francoise – 1975 – Joe D'Amato
Songwriter – 1984 – Alan Rudolph
Destroyer – 2018 –
The Getaway – 1994 – Roger Donaldson
Attack on Titan – 2015 – Shinji Higuchi
Dance of the Dead – 2008 – Greg Bishop
Ghostkeeper – 1981 – Jim Makichuk
The Unholy Four – 1970 – Enzo Barboni
Beverly Hills Bodysnatchers – 1989 – Jonathan Mostow
Rumble Fish – 1983 – Francis Ford Coppola