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24 February 2015

Scorpion Releasing frees THE DIRT BIKE KID (review)

A CHRISTMAS STORY's Peter Billingsley stars as a boy who daydreams to being a dirt bike rider.  When he buys a broken down bike, he discovers that it has a life of its own as it helps him wage war against a greedy bank president who plans to tear down the local hot dog hangout.  Stuart Pankin also stars.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by director Hoite C. Caston
  • Interview with producer Julie Corman
  • Interview with actor Stuart Pankin
  • Theatrical Trailer
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Scorpion Releasing invites you to the MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (review)

Death crashes the party in producer Roger Corman's remake of his own American International Edgar Allan Poe adaptation classic MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH directed by Larry Brand.  HIGHLANDER's Adrian Paul stars as Prince Prospero, a guilt-ridden ruler who decides to invite his fellow nobles to take shelter in his castle as plague ravages the land.  The long party descends into endless debauchery, but the red death waiting in the wings.  Patrick Macnee and Tracy Reiner also star.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Audio Commentary by director Larry Brand
  • Nightmare Theater playback mode with intro and post-script by hostess Katarina Leigh Waters
  • Scorpion Releasing Trailers
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Scream Factory unleashes EXTERMINATORS OF THE YEAR 3000 (review)

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland where nuclear bombs have depleted the ozone, water is at a premium and those who need it to survive are battling the desert barbarians who want to sell it.  Young Tommy is the sole survivor of an attack on a tanker searching for a hidden spring and must depend on outlaw Alien to help him find the water and get it back to his people.

REVIEW LINK: Scream Factory/Shout! Factory (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by actor Robert Iannucci
  • Interview with actor Robert Iannucci
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
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Film Movement proposes in LOVE ME (review)

When his randy uncle and cousin drag him from Istanbul to Kiev for his bachelor party, Cemal immediately falls for icy beauty Sasha who it just so happens is looking for a one night stand to father her child.  Through a series of misunderstandings and misadventures, the couple bond and complicate each others' futures.

REVIEW LINK: Film Movement (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

LOVE ME (Sev beni/Люби меня/Lyuby Mene) DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 widescreen
  • Turkish/Russian/Ukrainian/English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Director Biographies
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Short film "The Queen" by Manuel Abramovich
  • Film Movement Trailers
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20 February 2015

Cult Epics digs up NEKROMANTIK 2 (review)

In Jorg Buttgereit's follow-up to his cult hit NEKROMANTIK, lonely nurse Monika digs up the corpse of necrophiliac and murderer Rob but soon finds her affections divided between him and a young actor who dubs porno films into German.

REVIEW LINK: Cult Epics (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

NEKROMANTIK 2 Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed widescreen
  • German Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0 stereo, and 1.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Jorg Buttgereit, co-author Franz Rodenkirchen, and actors Monika M. and Mark Reeder
  • Optional Introduction by director Jorg Buttgereit
  • "The Making of NEKROMANTIK 2"
  • Photo Gallery
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Jorg Buttgereit Trailers
  • "20th Anniversary Live Concert" performed by Monika M. and Friends
  • "A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein" short film
  • "Half Girl - Lemmy, I'm a Feminist" music video
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Live Performance

18 February 2015

First Run Features celebrates a VANDAL (review)

After stealing a car for some joyriding, Cherif is saved from juvenile detention when his mother strikes a deal with the judge to send him to live with his aunt and uncle and enroll in a vocational school.  He feels like a prisoner in his uncle's home until his straight-laced cousin reveals that he belongs to a group of taggers who create collaborative works of art by night in the shadow of an even more talented lone wolf artist nicknamed "Vandal".

REVIEW LINK: First Run Features (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Start-up Trailers

17 February 2015

Scream Factory rings in NEW YEAR'S EVIL (review)

Cannon Films rings in the New Year with this eighties slasher in which a popular music DJ is hosting a New Year's Eve music show when she begins receiving phone calls from a psychopathic killer who promises to kill one victim at midnight in each time zone and that she will be the final victim.  HAPPY DAYS' Roz Kelly and HARDBODIES' Grant Cramer star.

REVIEW LINK: Scream Factory/Shout! Factory (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

NEW YEAR'S EVIL Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Emmett Alston
  • "Call Me Eeevil" retrospective documentary with cinematographer Thomas E. Ackerman and actors Kip Niven and Taaffe O'Connell
  • Theatrical Trailer 
More Scream Factory reviews at Review Archive: Scream Factory.
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