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“Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade” Review – 1:25
“Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle” Review– 7:28
“Mail Order Murder: The Story Of W.A.V.E. Productions” Review– 11:27
“Female Mercenaries on Zombie Island” and “Female Mercenaries 2: The Mad Doctor of Zombie Island!” Review – 22:40
Pervert Card “True Story Of A Woman In Soapland: Tear!” Review – 30:12
“The Johnsons” Review – 34:01
“The Visitors” Review – 40:25
Patreon Pick “A Star is Born” Review – 46:00
Blindspot “House” Review – 51:11
Questions/ Answers/ Question of the Week “Favorite company to import movies from?" –1:05:37
Patreon Draw/ Update – 1:15:30/ 1:17:13
22 Shots of Moodz and Horror – https://www.22shotsofmoodzandhorror.com/
Podcast Under the Stairs – https://tputscast.com/podcast
"Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade" Blu-Ray Review (Full Moon)
Emanuelle as you will never see her again!
Laura Gemser returns to the role that made her famous in this scintillating work of depraved erotica, one of the many controversial entries in Italian director Joe D'Amato's "Black Emanuelle" series. EMANUELLE AND THE WHITE SLAVE TRADE (aka LA VIA DELLA PROSTITUZIONE and EMANUELLE AND THE GIRLS OF MADAME CLAUDE) sees Gemser's comely and sexually curious journalist tracking down a notorious Mafia boss to the jungles of Kenya in hopes of interviewing him for her newspaper. Along the way, Emanuelle inadvertently stumbles upon an even more sensational story, that of a vile international white slavery ring, run by the sadistic Madame Claude. Once again, Emanuelle must go undercover, this time as a prostitute in Madame Claude's clandestine San Diego bordello, engaging in all manner of carnal couplings while secretly working to bring down the Madame's evil empire. EMANUELLE AND THE WHITE SLAVE TRADE is one of D'Amato's finest works, a beautifully photographed (by the director himself) work of sex and sadism with a pumping soundtrack by composer Nico Fidenco (EMANUELLE AROUND THE WORLD, BOCCACCIO '70) and a cast that includes Ely Galleani (Lucio Fulci's A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN), Gabriele Tinti (VIOLENCE IN A WOMAN'S PRISON) and Gota Gobert (EMANUELLE IN AMERICA). Full Moon is excited to present this classic Eurosleaze epic completely uncut and remastered in HD from the best available materials.
Full Moon Entertainment – https://www.fullmoondirect.com/
“Emanuelle And The White Slave Trade” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/emanuelle-and-the-white-slave-trade-blu-ray
"Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle aka Black Velvet " Blu-Ray Review (Full Moon)
The Seamy Side of Paradise!
The stunning Laura Gemser (EMANUELLE IN AMERICA, EMANUELLE AND THE WHITE SLAVE TRADE) returns to the character that has defined her career in this lush erotic drama. EMANUELLE: BLACK VELVET (aka BLACK EMMANUELLE, WHITE EMMANUELLE and VELUTTO NERO) sees Gemser playing an incarnation of the famous globe-trotting model/reporter (here inexplicably referred to as just "Laura") as she travels to the sweltering deserts of Egypt with her macho fashion photographer boyfriend Carlo (Gabrielle Tinti, LISA AND THE DEVIL). Initially planning to simply visit her wealthy friend Crystal (Nieves Navarro, DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT), the depressed damsel soon finds herself falling into a series of increasingly sensual encounters, while fixing her lustful attentions on Crystal's comely daughter Pia (Annie Belle, LIPS OF BLOOD and HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK). Sexually charged, beautifully photographed (by Gastone di Giovanni, THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE), edited by the notorious Bruno Mattei (HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD) and almost entirely free of conventional narrative trappings, EMANUELLE: BLACK VELVET is the directorial work of frequent Federico Fellini co-writer Brunello Rondi (8 1/2, LA DOLCE VITA) and also stars Italian exploitation legend Al Cliver (Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE). Full Moon is proud to be presenting this rarely seen masterclass in '70s European softcore cinema remastered from the originally camera negative.
Full Moon Entertainment – https://www.fullmoondirect.com/
“Emanuelle: Black Velvet” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/emanuelle-black-velvet-blu-ray-blu-ray
"Mail Order Murder: The Story Of W.A.V.E. Productions" Blu-Ray Review (Saturn's Core)
This special limited edition embossed slipcover was limited to 1,200 units and is sold out. The two versions are identical, aside from the slipcover.
Saturn's Core Audio & Video is a New Jersey based home video label devoted to releasing underground oddities and shot on video cinema on VHS, and now, blu-ray discs! In partnership with OCN Distribution, Saturn's Core will exhume forgotten or under-seen genre cinema from the 80s and 90s, with an emphasis on SOV horror features. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!
Mail Order Murder: The Story of W.A.V.E. Productions is the first true and uncensored account of the New Jersey based horror and custom video movie studio W.A.V.E. Productions. Since its start in 1987, W.A.V.E. founder/director Gary Whitson has produced a staggering filmography of over 400 shot on video features by allowing his fans to script and finance their custom movies specifically tailored to satiate their own idiosyncratic video obsessions.
In this all new documentary, directors Ross Snyder and William Hellfire chart the history and subsequent 30 year phenomenon of W.A.V.E. Productions with in-depth and candid interviews from a multitude of Gary's stars and collaborators, including Tina Krause, Pamela Sutch, Debbie D, Dave Castiglione, Laura Giglio, Deanna Demko, Aven Warren, Clancy McCauley and many more.
With the W.A.V.E. Productions filmography remaining an important and relatively uncharted expanse for the majority of cult film aficionados worldwide, Mail Order Murder: The Story of W.A.V.E. Productions is required viewing for devotees of obscure, bizarre and brain melting cinema; providing a rare snapshot into the career of one of the most enigmatic and prolific underground filmmakers in history.
directed by: William Hellfire, Ross Snyder
featuring: Ron Bonk, Tina Krause, Zack Carlson, Debbie D, Art Ettinger, Michael Gingold
2020 / 97 min / 1.78:1 / English
• Region Free Blu-ray
• Music video
• Bonus movie
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
“Mail Order Murder: The Story of W.A.V.E. Productions” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/frontpage-partner-labels/products/mail-order-murder-saturns-core
"Female Mercenaries on Zombie Island Collection" Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Review (Camp Motion Pictures)
In the Year 2008, Women Control the Zombie Force!
FEMALE MERCENARIES ON ZOMBIE ISLAND (1995) delivers all the classic '90s W.A.V.E. tropes - Damsels in Distress, Cannibalism, Wonder Women, Torture, Bondage, Cat Fights and Mad Scientists - in 2-hours of eye-popping, jaw dropping micro-budget entertainment as astonishing now as the day it was shot. Camp Motion Pictures proudly presents this Shot-On-S-VHS Epic and its equally outlandish sequel MAD DOCTOR OF ZOMBIE ISLAND to home media as a Blu-ray / DVD Combo with two never-before-released Super 8 bonus featurettes, "The Misadventures of Fanny Starr" and "If a God Should Fail". FEMALE MERCENARIES ON ZOMBIE ISLAND - It's a post-apocalyptic uprising as mercenaries battle an Evil Doctor employing brain transplants, cloning and cannibalism to rule the world! Starring Tina Krause, Pamela Sutch and Deanna Demko. MAD DOCTOR OF ZOMBIE ISLAND - The fiendish Doctor is back with a new army of clones, to continue her quest for world domination! IF A GOD SHOULD FAIL - To save the mankind, Zeus sends Hercules to earth to battle a cyborg! THE MISADVENTURES OF FANNY STARR - Investigating her sister's murder, Private Detective Fanny Starr uncovers a satanic plot to open a doorway between Hell and earth!
Interview with Director Gary Whitson
Super 8 short: If a God Should Fail
Super 8 short: The Misadventures of Fanny Starr
Mad Doctor of Zombie Island (Female Mercenaries Part 2) Feature
Double Sided Wrap w/ Retro '90s art & New Illustration
Camp Motion Pictures – https://alternativecinema.com/collections/camp-motion-pictures
“Female Mercenaries On Zombie Island Collection” Blu-Ray/DVD Combo – https://mvdshop.com/products/female-mercenaries-on-zombie-island-collection-blu-ray-dvd
Pervert Card "True Story Of A Woman In Soapland: Tear!" DVD Review (Impulse Pictures)
Nikkatsu Films takes you behind the curtain into the seedy "soapland" sex shops of Japan!
While engaging with his young mistress, Kikuta learns that his high school flame Hasekura has taken up residence as a prostitute at the local soapland. With his curiosity sparked, Kikuta tracks Hasekura down as she leaves her shift and they soon engage in an affair of their own. While Kikuta promises the many women in his life that he'll break up with the others, he continues on with all of them, increasing his kinks and desires along the way - until his wife finally convinces him that he has to come back to his family. But saying goodbye to Hasekura won't be as easy as hoped - for either Kikuta or Hasekura. Digging into one of Japan's sex industry "soaplands", Nikkatsu takes you behind the curtain and up close and personal with the prostitutes in SOAPLAND: TEAR!
Newly Translated Removable English Subtitles
Impulse Pictures – https://impulse-pictures.com/
“True Story of a Woman in Soapland: Tear!” DVD – https://mvdshop.com/products/true-story-of-a-woman-in-soapland-tear-dvd
"The Johnsons" DVD Review (Anchor Bay)
According to an ancient Indian tale a giant monster embryo residing in a crystal vase is predetermined to fertilize a blue-eyed woman. She will give birth to something evil to unleash horror and destruction upon human kind. Ugly septuplet brothers reproduced within the framework of mysterious genetic experiments terrorize a young innocent girl who seems to be chosen for the sinister predestination.
“The Johnson” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Johnsons-Monique-van-Ven/dp/6305388857
"The Visitors" DVD Review (Import)
Frank, Sara and their two children have recently moved into the house of their dreams on the countryside. Frank is disturbed by mysterious sounds and somebody tears down the wallpaper from the walls. He contacts a ghost-hunter, Allan, to find out the truth.
“The Visitors” Import – https://www.amazon.com/Visitors-Bes%C3%B6karna-NON-USA-FORMAT-Reg-2/dp/B0036OP0DY/
Patreon Pick "A Star is Born" Streaming Review (HBO Max)
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer — until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
“A Star is Born” HBO Max –
Blindspot "House" Blu-Ray Review (Criterion)
How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equally absurd and nightmarish, House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet. Never before available on home video in the United States, it’s one of the most exciting cult discoveries in years.
New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Constructing a "House," a new video piece featuring interviews with director Nobuhiko Obayashi, story scenarist and daughter of the filmmaker Chigumi Obayashi, and screenwriter Chiho Katsura
Emotion, a 1966 experimental film by Obayashi
New video appreciation by director Ti West (House of the Devil)
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Chuck Stephens
Cover design by Sam Smith
Criterion – https://www.criterion.com/
“House” Blu-Ray – https://www.criterion.com/films/27523-house
Question of the Week
Favorite company to import movies from?
2. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
3. Phantasm 1 and 2
4. A Stranger is Watching
5. Dead Zone
6. Kolchak: The Night Stalker Series
7. 4K Clash
8. Knife Under the Throat/ Black Venus
9. La Traque aka The Track
10. Night of Death
11. La Saignee aka The Contract
12. The Blood Rose
13. Raped by an Angel 4: The Raper’s Union
14. Raped by An Angel 3: Sexual Fantasy of the Chief Executive
15. Raped by an Angel 2: The Uniform Fan
16. The Untold Story 2
19. Sex & Zen 2
20. Horrible High Heels
21. 3 Days of a Blind Girl
22. Fatal Vacation
23. Body Weapon
24. Bless this House
25. Sleep Curse, the
Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade – 1978 – Joe D’Amato
Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle aka Black Velvet – 1976 – Brunello Rondi
Mail Order Murder: The Story Of W.A.V.E. Productions – 2019 – William Hellfire/ Ross Snyder
Female Mercenaries on Zombie Island – 1995 – Gary Whitson
Female Mercenaries 2: The Mad Doctor of Zombie Island! – 2008 – Gary Whitson
True Story Of A Woman In Soapland: Tear! – 1987 – Takashi Kodama
The Johnsons – 1992 – Rudolf van den Berg
The Visitors – 1988 – Jack Ersgard/ Patrik Ersgård
A Star is Born – 2018 – Bradley Cooper
House – 1977 – Nobuhiko Ōbayashi