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Slimy Little Bastards Blu-Ray Contest Drawing – 0:12
“The Kindred” Review– 1:30
“Tiny Cinema” Review – 6:13
“R100” Review– 9:34
“Spookie Dookie” Review– 12:32
Patreon Pick “On Deadly Ground” Review – 18:44
1980 “Witches’ Brew” Review– 25:41
1980 “Shogun Assassin” Review – 30:58
1980 “The Bloody Lady” Review – 34:21
1980 “Sex and Black Magic" Review – 36:43
1980 “Escape from Hell” Review – 39:52
1980 “Patrick Still Lives” Review – 43:07
1980 “Dressed to Kill” Review – 44:57
1980 “The Ninth Configuration” Review – 50:01
1980 “The Children” Review – 55:11
1980 “Beyond Evil” Review –57:16
You Ain’t Seen!? “Blood and Black Lace” Review with Jeremy – 1:00:10
Questions/Answers – 1:11:08
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"The Kindred" Blu-Ray Review (Synapse Films)
Dr. Amanda Hollins calls on her son John to eliminate all evidence of her genetic experiments, including a monster named "Anthony"!
Academy Award®-winning screen legends Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night; Duck, You Sucker) and Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire; Planet of the Apes) star in The Kindred, a chilling tale of a genetic experiment gone wrong... very wrong! Kim Hunter is Dr. Amanda Hollins, a molecular scientist who calls on her son John (David Allen Brooks) to eliminate all evidence of her genetic experiments... most specifically her "Anthony Journals." Dr. Philip Lloyd (Steiger), an acquaintance of Hollins who is familiar with her experiments, wants to continue her studies no matter the cost! John heads to his isolated childhood home with a group of friends to uncover his mother's research and destroy it all. There's something else in the house, however... something watching and waiting... a tentacled creature born from the desire to alter human evolution. It's evil. It's mad. It's ready to kill! One of the best "creature features" of the 1980s, utilizing all practical special effects, The Kindred also stars Amanda Pays (TV's The Flash, Leviathan) and Talia Balsam (TV's Mad Men, Homeland).
All-new 4K high-definition remaster of the unrated version of the film
New 5.1 English stereo surround remix (Original 2.0 mono theatrical mix also included)
Audio commentary with directors Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter, moderated by horror journalist Steve Barton
Inhuman Experiments – The Making of “The Kindred,” an all-new documentary (52 mins.)
A special compilation of creature effects artist Michael McCracken, Jr.’s never-before-seen on-set footage (18 mins.)
Still gallery and original storyboards
Original theatrical trailer
Original video promotional trailer
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Synapse Films – https://www.synapsefilms.com/
“The Kindred” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/the-kindred-blu-ray
"Tiny Cinema" Blu-Ray Review (Dread Central)
A mysterious stranger tells the twisted tale of seemingly unconnected strangers caught in a series of otherworldly events whose lives will change in incredible ways forever.
Dread Central – https://store.dreadcentral.com/
“Tiny Cinema” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/tiny-cinema-blu-ray
"R100" Blu-Ray Review (Drafthouse)
A man in search of joy hires a bondage club to have dominatrices surprise him at random times.
A mild-mannered man with a taste for S&M finds himself pursued by a gang of ruthless dominatrices each with a unique talent in this hilarious & bizarre take on the sex comedy from Japanese comedy giant Hitoshi Matsumoto (Big Man Japan).
In Japanese with English subtitles
Drafthouse Films – https://drafthouse.com/
“R100” Blu-Ray – https://mvdshop.com/products/r100-blu-ray
"Spookie Dookie" Screener
A brand new Halloween Special from Rock Bottom Video.
Special Features include:
“Spookie Dookie” Blu-Ray – https://rockbottomvideo.storenvy.com/products/36045952-spookie-dookie-blu-ray-pre-order
Patreon Pick "On Deadly Ground" Review
HIS BATTLE TO SAVE THE ALASKAN WILDERNESS AND PROTECT ITS PEOPLE CAN ONLY BE WON…
Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil’s corrupt CEO is the kind of person who doesn’t care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land—just as long as it’s making money for him.
“On Deadly Ground” Amazon Rental – https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Ground-Steven-Seagal/dp/B002ZO9PVE/
1980 "Witches' Brew" Review
WHICH WITCH IS WHICH?
A remake of 1944’s Lon Chaney film Weird Woman (the first was Burn, Witch, Burn! in 1962) is more of a horror spoof, as three women use witchcraft to help their professor husbands further their careers. When a higher position becomes available in the university, they turn on each other, and no one is safe!
“Witches’ Brew” YouTube – https://youtu.be/otfk-jEa5x8
1980 "Shogun Assassin" Blu-Ray Review (Criterion)
HE WHIPS OUT HIS SWORD AND RELIEVES HIS VICTIMS OF THEIR HEADS!!
A Shogun who grew paranoid as he became senile sent his ninjas to kill his samurai. They failed but did kill the samurai’s wife. The samurai swore to avenge the death of his wife and roams the countryside with his toddler son in search of vengeance.
“Lone Wolf and Cub” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Lone-Wolf-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B01KGR17U8
1980 "The Bloody Lady" Review
THE ROMANTIC STORY OF CRIME AND LOVE ACCORDING TO HISTORICAL LEGENDS OF THE ČACHTICKÁ CASTLE WRITTEN, ANIMATED AND DIRECTED BY VIKTOR KUBAL
The folktale about Bloody Lady Bathory, doomed to bathe in the blood of young girls in order to be forever youthful herself
“The Bloody Lady” YouTube – https://youtu.be/IWt3K1umV38
1980 "Sex and Black Magic" Review
A man is doing research on an island where a strange tribe lives. The man’s wife gets into a (sexual) relationship with a woman from the tribe and brings her back to the big city where problems begin to occur.
“Sex and Black Magic” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Black-Magic-Lucia-Ramirez/dp/B004F1C31Y/
1980 "Escape from Hell" Review
THE WARDEN’S JUST HANDED DOWN A STIFF SENTENCE!
A women’s prison camp is located deep in the tropical rain forest. Sadistic guards and a warden from hell make life almost unbearable for the inmates, and any infraction of the rules is dealt with swiftly and savagely. The camp doctor is horrified at what he sees happening, and drinks heavily to push the horror away. Finally the inmates have had had enough, and they enlist the help of the doctor to try and escape.
“Escape from Hell” DVD – https://www.amazon.com/Escape-From-Hell/dp/B00C7XLJKS/
"Patrick Still Lives" Blu-Ray Review (Severin Films)
Shortly after the Ozploitation shocker PATRICK became a worldwide hit, producer Gabriele Crisanti (BURIAL GROUND), screenwriter Piero Regnoli (NIGHTMARE CITY) and director Mario Landi (GIALLO IN VENICE) went way beyond 'unofficial sequel' or 'unauthorized remake' to instead create this "mind-boggling example of Italian exploitation that has to be seen to be believed" (Moria): When a young man becomes comatose after a freak accident, his father invites six strangers to a secluded villa for a weekend packed with relentless nudity, outrageous violence and perhaps the most depraved sex/gore death in all of Italian horror. Sacha Pitoëff (INFERNO), Gianni Dei (MANHATTAN GIGOLO) and Mariangela Giordano (MALABIMBA) star in "one of the most ultimate exploitation films ever made" (Monster Pictures), now scanned uncut in 2k from the original negative for the very first time in 40 years.
C'est la Vie - Interview with Actor Gianni Dei
“Patrick Still Lives” Blu-Ray – https://severinfilms.com/products/patrick-lives-blu
"Dressed to Kill" Blu-Ray Review (Criterion)
Brian De Palma ascended to the highest ranks of American suspense filmmaking with this virtuoso, explicit erotic thriller. At once tongue in cheek and scary as hell, Dressed to Kill revolves around the grisly murder of a woman in Manhattan and how her psychiatrist, her brainiac teenage son, and the prostitute who witnessed the crime try to piece together what happened while the killer remains at large. With its masterfully executed scenes of horror, voluptuous camera work, and passionate score, Dressed to Kill is a veritable symphony of terror, enhanced by vivid performances by Angie Dickinson, Michael Caine, and Nancy Allen.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
New, restored 4K digital transfer of director Brian De Palma’s preferred unrated version, supervised by the director, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
New conversation between De Palma and filmmaker Noah Baumbach
New interviews with actor Nancy Allen, producer George Litto, composer Pino Donaggio, shower-scene body double Victoria Lynn Johnson, and poster photographic art director Stephen Sayadian
The Making of “Dressed to Kill,” a 2001 documentary
New profile of cinematographer Ralf Bode, featuring filmmaker Michael Apted
Interview with actor-director Keith Gordon from 2001
Pieces from 2001 about the different versions of the film and the cuts made to avoid an X rating
Gallery of storyboards by De Palma
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Koresky
“Dressed to Kill” 4K – https://www.amazon.com/Dressed-Kill-4KUHD-Michael-Caine/dp/B0B8W5WXW8/
"The Ninth Configuration" Blu-Ray Review
HOW DO YOU FIGHT A WAR CALLED MADNESS?
Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane’s many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane’s own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage Cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that deeply affect the lives of both men.
“The Ninth Configuration” Blu-Ray – https://www.amazon.com/Ninth-Configuration-Blu-ray-Stacy-Keach/dp/B01C30L40E/
"The Children" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
Something is terrifyingly wrong with the children of Ravenback. After their school bus passes through a mysterious cloud of yellow smoke, the children are are transformed into bloodthirsty zombies with black fingernails which burn anything they touch. As parents and unwitting townspeople are burned to a crisp, the local police force frantically searches for the missing kids, unaware of their new and deadly powers...
Shot back to back with FRIDAY THE 13TH, and sharing some of the same crew, Max Kalmanowicz's THE CHILDREN is an outrageous and fun drive-in horror classic. Featuring an eerie score from Harry Manfredini (FRIDAY THE 13TH) and produced by Carlton Albright (LUTHER THE GEEK), Vinegar Syndrome brings THE CHILDREN to Blu-ray, newly restored from the best surviving film elements and in its extended director's cut!
Directed by: Max Kalmanowicz
Cast: Martin Shakar, Gil Rogers, Gale Garnett, Shannon Bolin, Tracy Griswold, Edward Terry
1980 / 93 minutes / Color / 1.85:1 OAR
Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
Newly scanned & restored in 2k from a combination of its 35mm original camera negative and best surviving 35mm theatrical prints.
New audio commentary with director Max Kalmanowicz
Archival audio commentary with producer/co-writer Carlton J. Albright
"Childhood Memories: Making the Children" - a new interview with Carlton J. Albright & production manager David Platt
"Return to Ravensback" - a newly produced locations then-and-now featurette
"The Lost Scene" - audio from a lost scene of The Children
Archival video interview with Carlton J. Albright
"Memories of The Children" - archival featurette with: Carlton J. Albright, Patricia Albright & Gil Rogers
"Making The Children" - archival featurette with: Carlton J. Albright & David Platt
"The Children: The Musical" - archival interview with Stan Richardson, co-creator of the musical rendition of The Children
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“The Children” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/the-children
"Beyond Evil" Blu-Ray Review (Vinegar Syndrome)
Architect Larry Andrews and his glamorous wife, Barbara, have just arrived on a Filipino island where Larry, and his business partner Del, are completing work on a new luxury condominium building. Del reveals that he's found them the perfect island home: a centuries old mansion nestled next to the forest. The only problem is that local legend has it that the mansion is haunted by an evil witch named Alma Martin, who was murdered by her adulterous husband, only to rise from the dead and kill him, along with anyone else who comes near her cursed property. As the Andrews settle in, Barbara begins to sense a strange presence surrounding the house and is slowly possessed by Alma's vengeful spirit, who is determined to use Barbara’s body as vessel for her to re-enter the world and soon demonstrates that she has no concerns over murdering anyone who tries to stop her.
The second film directed by Herb Freed (Graduation Day), BEYOND EVIL is a gothic inspired supernatural horror film, taking liberal inspiration from the castle-set Italian chillers of the 60s, but with a healthy dose of early 80s sleaze, including creative kills and outrageous optical effects. Starring John Saxon (Black Christmas) and Linda Day George (Pieces) and featuring a lush score by Pino Donaggio (Dressed to Kill), Vinegar Syndrome is proud to bring BEYOND EVIL to Blu-ray, newly restored in 2k from 35mm archival film elements.
Directed by: Herb Freed
Starring: John Saxon, Lynda Day George, Michael Dante
1980 / 95 min / 1.85:1
• Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 2k from 35mm vault elements
• “Origins of Evil” - a brand new video interview with director Herb Freed
• “Evil in Paradise” - a brand new video interview with producer David Baughn
• Original theatrical trailer
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
Vinegar Syndrome – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/
“Beyond Evil” Blu-Ray – https://vinegarsyndrome.com/products/beyond-evil
You Ain't Seen!? "Blood and Black Lace" Blu-Ray Review (Arrow)
The Cristiana Haute Couture fashion house is a home to models... and backstabbing... and blackmail... and drug deals... and now MURDER. Having established a template for the giallo with The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Mario Bava set about cementing its rules with Blood and Black Lace. In doing so he created one of the most influential films ever made - an Italian classic that would spearhead the giallo genre, provide a prototype for the slasher movie, and have a huge effect on filmmakers as diverse as Dario Argento and Martin Scorsese. Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented here in its original, uncut Italian form, this dual-format release allows fans to see Blood and Black Lace afresh and offers newcomers the ideal introduction to a major piece of cult filmmaking.
New 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Optional Italian and English soundtracks presented in original uncompressed mono PCM audio
Newly translated subtitles for the Italian audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English audio
Brand new audio commentary by Mario Bava's biographer Tim Lucas
Gender and Giallo - a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the giallo's relationship with the social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s
An appreciation by Helene Cattet & Bruno Forzani, the creative duo behind Amer and The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
Yellow - a neo-giallo by Ryan Hansom & Jon Britt
The Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell - an episode of David Del Valle's television series, devoted to the star of Blood and Black Lace and presented in full
The alternative US opening titles, sourced from Joe Dante's private print and scanned in 2K especially for this release Original theatrical trailer, with optional English and Italian audio
Original theatrical trailer, with optional English and Italian audio
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
“Blood and Black Lace” Blu-Ray – https://www.arrowvideo.com/blu-ray/blood-and-black-lace-includes-dvd/12946724.html
The Kindred – 1987 – Stephen Carpenter/ Jeffrey Obrow
Tiny Cinema – 2022 – Tyler Cornack
R100 – 2013 – Hitoshi Matsumoto
Spookie Dookie – 2022 – Brian Papandrea
On Deadly Ground – 1994 – Steven Seagal
Witches’ Brew – 1980 – Herbert L. Strock/Richard Shorr
Shogun Assassin – 1980 – Robert Houston/ Kenji Misumi
The Bloody Lady – 1980 – Viktor Kubal
Sex and Black Magic – 1980 – Joe D’Amato
Escape from Hell – 1980 – Edoardo Mulargia
Patrick Still Lives – 1980 – Mario Landi
Dressed to Kill – 1980 – Brian De Palma
The Ninth Configuration – 1980 – William Peter Blatty
The Children – 1980 – Max Kalmanowicz
Beyond Evil – 1980 – Herb Freed
Blood and Black Lace – 1964 – Mario Bava