Creepshow TV Talk– 0:55
“Killer Crocodile” Review– 2:42
“Killer Crocodile 2” Review – 10:42
“My Samurai” Review –16:19
“Zombarella's House Of Whorrors” Review – 21:30
“I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu” Review – 26:40
“Messiah of Evil” Review – 34:38
“Back Again” Review – 40:55
Hammer Time “Rasputin: The Mad Monk” Review w Jeremy – 43:52
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"Killer Crocodile" and "Killer Crocodile 2" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
Written by MrParka
Severin Films brings “Killer Crocodile” to Blu-Ray stateside. Producer Fabrizio De Angelis steps in to direct this Italian Jaws rip-off cheese fest. It’s loaded to the brim with entertaining action and carnage. “Killer Crocodile” is often ridiculous, but never boring.
When a group of environmentalists lose a friend in the swamp while checking for radioactive material they report it to the local judge who claims foul play and suspects the environmentalists; although it’s quite evident the judge is hiding something. Soon enough, it’s uncovered that there is a giant croc responsible for the disappearance and death of their friend as well as the death of several locals. A swamp dwelling hunter reluctantly teams up with the group to stop the croc and the corruption.
Italian staples Riz Ortolani, one of the finest composers, and F/X artists Gianetto De Rossi help bring this low budget creature feature to life with a nice jaws inspired score and solid special effects. The crocodile, although not very flexible, still has power to frighten with its massive size. The croc is most effective in the opening scene where a pair of fishermen meet their end when the croc explodes out of the darkness. Some unique camera angles add some spice to the film. A shot from inside the boat shows the angry reptile tower over its prey, mouth open and ready to feast, adding quite a bit of gusto to one of the attacks. “Killer Crocodile” is often hilarious due to the very typical pollution plot of the time and its overdramatic dubbing. Yet these negatives actually seem to help add a level of charm and entertainment without going to over the top.
Included on the special edition release is also the sequel, “Killer Crocodile 2”. This time around, effects artist De Rossi steps into the role as director. “Killer Crocodile 2” is more of the same; when a reporter covers a story on the swamp she learns that the mayor has lied about cleaning up the radioactive material and wants the public to have access immediately. Talk about a Jaws rip-off, right? A second croc emerges and begins munching on locals. Soon enough the duo from the first film come to the rescue.
The film is just as cheesy as the first and almost as fun. De Rossi seems to have included a little more gore this time around. Among the stand out scenes is one that is as barbaric as it is cheesy. When a group of nuns and school children are attacked and eaten, it’s hard to keep from chuckling. As disturbing as it sounds, the tone of the film really makes it feel like a comedy. The most ambitious scene involves the giant croc taking down an entire hut into the swamp. This scene is not only immensely effective, but works better than anything else in the film, especially the miniatures which are quite obviously that. The score seems to be a rehash by Riz and there isn’t much more to be mentioned differing from the first film.
On the double disc release we are treated to a handful of interviews including one with Gianetto De Rossi, Anthony Crenna, Pietro Genuardi, and the DP Federico Del Zoppo. These interviews paint a great story of how the set of “Killer Crocodile” was often times scary and difficult. Included in the stories are a couple wild ones involving the death of a crew member and one insane story about forced drug use. On the bonus disc is a wonderful feature length about De Rossi entitled “The Prince Of Plasma: The Giannetto De Rossi Story”. The documentary covers De Rossi’s entire career and sports interviews with both film experts and the man, himself. It is truly a wonderful addition to the set. All and all Severin has done a good job with two vastly enjoyable films.
More than a decade after the Spielberg blockbuster, a dream team of shock maestros – including producer-turned-director Fabrizio De Angelis (DR. BUTCHER M.D., EMANUELLE AND THE LAST CANNIBALS), screenwriter Dardano Sacchetti (BAY OF BLOOD, DEMONS), gore guru Giannetto De Rossi (ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND) and Oscar®-nominated composer Riz Ortolani (MONDO CANE, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST) – created one of the most ridiculously entertaining JAWS rip-offs in ItaloSleaze history: When a humongous crocodile begins chomping on a tropical island community, a group of idealistic young environmentalists will clash with a crusty redneck hunter to destroy the monster reptile spawned by toxic waste. Richard Anthony Crenna (ROSWELL), Sherrie Rose (DEMON KNIGHT), Ennio Girolami (GREAT WHITE) and Hollywood legend Van Johnson (THE CAINE MUTINY) star in this Crocsploitation classic now scanned in 2k from the original negative. We’ve also included the sequel Killer Crocodile 2 in this incredible set (only 4000 units available)
Killer Crocodile Special Features:
The Fearless Crocodile Hunter: Interview with Actor Pietro Genuardi
It Crawls: Interview with Cinematographer Federico Del Zoppo
In the Jaws of the Crocodile: Interview with Special Makeup FX Artist Giannetto De Rossi
Of Crocodiles and Men: Interview with Actor Richard Anthony Crenna
English with Closed Captioning
Killer Crocodile 2 Special Features:
The Prince Of Plasma: The Giannetto De Rossi Story
English & Italian Audio/Closed Captioning
Severin Films – https://severin-films.com/
“Killer Crocodile 1 and 2” Blu-Ray Bundle – https://severin-films.com/shop/killer-crocodile-slip/
"My Samurai" Blu-Ray Review (MVD Rewind Collection)
Teacher. Protector. Personal Weapon.
When young Peter McCrea (John Kallo) witnesses a gang murder, he is thrust into a dangerous world where strength and power are the keys to survival. His only hope is Young Park (Julian Lee, Assassin's Code), a powerful martial arts master with a gift for destroying any opposition. On the run from the gang and the police, Young Park must teach Peter the secrets of self defense - and inner strength. From one action-packed sequence to the next, Peter learns about courage, force, and himself - so that he may confront the ultimate challenge of his life.
MY SAMURAI is the solo directorial debut of Fred H. Dresch after making his mark as an assistant director on cult classics such as Final Exam and Syngenor and boasts a supporting cast that includes Mako (Conan The Barbarian), Terry O'Quinn (Lost) and Bubba Smith (Police Academy series).
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p, 1.78:1) presentation of the main feature
English 2.0 Stereo Sound (LPCM) Audio
NEW! Interview with stars Julian Lee & Mark Steven Grove
NEW! 'Watching My Scenes' with actor Jim Turner
NEW! Interview with actor Christophe
Julian Lee Personal Photo Gallery
Original Theatrical Trailer (SD, 01:30)
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“My Samurai” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/my-samurai-collectors-edition-blu-ray
"Zombarella's House Of Whorrors" DVD Review (SOVHorror)
Femme Fatales, Aliens & Killer Dolls Oh My!
ZOMBARELLA'S HOUSE OF WHORRORS invades your airwaves with more boobs and blood than a busty burlesque massacre!!!
SEE! Jiggling bodies resurrect a vengeful spirit!
FEEL! Decapitated heads squirting off the screen!
HEAR! Ripping flesh as vampire call-girls devour their manly prey!
It's all here gloriously UNCUT, broadcast and shot on video for your viewing pleasure. Hosted by the irresistibly sexy Zombarella, HOUSE OF WHORRORS will keep you "Up All Night" as tales by Tim Ritter, Tony Masiello and the recently-discovered Fred Olen Wood entertain (and stain) your innermost desires.
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Grab a beer and start dialing those 1-900 numbers. The action starts here... and Zombarella's waiting!
Audio Commentary With Director Tony Masiello And Actress Alice Rosenberg
Hot Bonus Footage
Mondo Bizarro Episode - As Boys Grow
Trailers For Other SOVHORROR.COM Releases
SOV Horror – https://www.sovhorror.com/
“Zombarella's House Of Whorrors” DVD – https://www.sovhorror.com/2019/09/zombarellas-house-of-whorrors-dvd_13.html
"I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu" Blu-Ray Review
VENGEANCE THY NAME IS WOMAN
Following her rape, Jennifer Hills wrote a bestselling account of her ordeal and of the controversial trial in which she was accused of taking the law into her own hands and brutally killing her assailants. In the small town where the rape and revenge took place, the relatives of the four rapists she killed are furious that the court declared her not guilty and resolve to take justice into their own hands.
“I Spit on Your Grave: Déjà vu” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Spit-Your-Grave-Deja-Blu-ray/dp/B07PJ7H5JS/
"Messiah of Evil" Blu-Ray Review (Code Red)
After receiving a series of chilling letters from her reclusive father, Arletty (Mariana Hill, High Plains Drifter) drives to the remote seaside town of Pointe Dune to discover the reason for her father’s developing madness. Upon her arrival, she encounters a mysterious trio of strangers investigating a local legend known as “The Blood Moon”a curse that has transformed the inhabitants of the town into a terrifying horde of blood-thirsty maniacs!
Also starring Michael Greer (Fortune and Men’s Eyes), cult starlets Joy Bang and Anitra Ford, and screen legends Royal Dano and Elisha Cook, Jr., Messiah Of Evil is a unique shocker from the minds of Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz (Oscar-nominated screenwriters of American Graffiti). A visual masterpiece finally brought to home video in its original scope aspect ratio, Messiah Of Evil is unlike any horror film you’ve ever seen. Enter Pointe Dune and prepare to be spellbound…
– Audio Commentary with Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, moderated by Lee Christian
– Featurette: Remembering Messiah of Evil edited by Damon Packard
– Short films by Huyck and Katz: The Bride Stripped Bare, Down These Mean Streets
Code Red DVD – http://codereddvd.com/
“Messiah of Evil” Blu-Ray – https://www.diabolikdvd.com/product/messiah-of-evil-code-red-blu-ray/
"Back Again" DVD Review (Short)
An alcoholic doctor at his wits end, his hapless assistant, and the undead corpse of a serial killer - what could possibly go wrong? Tommy Lee Jarvis was put to death once before, but tonight, he's back again!
“Back Again” Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/backagainoncemore/
Hammer Time Episode 21 "Rasputin: The Mad Monk" DVD Review
LADIES’ MAN – AND LADY KILLER!
Rasputin, a crazed and debauched monk wreaks havoc at the local inn one night, chopping off the hand of one of the drinkers. As the bitter locals plan their revenge, the evil Rasputin works his satanic power over the beautiful women who serve at the Tsar’s palace. Even the Tsarina herself is seduced by his evil ways and, as his influence begins to dominate government policy, there is only one course of action left… to destroy him before he destroys them all.
Hammer Cross Collection – https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Hammer-Collection-DVD/dp/B000HN31KQ/
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"Joker" Review with Fred Vogel and Keith Voigt Jr. (Theater)
PUT ON A HAPPY FACE
During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
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Killer Crocodile – 1989 – Fabrizio De Angelis
Killer Crocodile 2 – 1990 – Giannetto De Rossi
My Samurai – 1992 – Fred H. Dresch
Zombarella's House Of Whorrors – 2019 – Tim Ritter/Tony Masiello
I Spit on Your Grave: Déjà vu – 2019 – Meir Zarchi
Messiah of Evil – 1973 – Willard Huyck/Gloria Katz
Back Again – 2019 – David Bachmeier
Rasputin: The Mad Monk – 1966 – Don Sharp
Joker – 2019 – Todd Phillips