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26 March 2020

Lionsgate will INHERIT THE VIPER (Review)

A family with a strangehold on the Oxycontin trade in an Appalachian mill town starts to fracture when the brother wants to go straight and settle down with his pregnant girlfriend, and the sister tries to bring their younger brother into the business and is willing to silence anyone who tries to stop them.  Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva, Owen Teague, Chander Riggs, and Bruce Dern star.

REVIEW LINK: Lionsgate (US) Region A Blu-ray/Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

INHERIT THE VIPER Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 Widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles
  • Start-up Trailers
  • Digital Copy Code
  • Slipcover

Film Movement Classics gets a PASSPORT TO PIMLICO (review)

When the detonation of an unexploded bomb in the London suburb of Pimlico uncovers a treasure and a deed proclaiming the area as the property of the Duke of Burgundy, the residents find themselves cut off by the British government in an international incident that requires them as Burgundians to outsmart and outmaneuver their former countrymen.

REVIEW LINK: Film Movement (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Fullscreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Interview with BFI Curator Mark Duguid
  • Locations Featurette with Film Historian Richard Dacre
  • Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery
  • Restoration Comparison
  • About Film Movement
  • Booklet by film scholar Ronald Bergen

24 March 2020

Masters of Cinema causes shivers with KWAIDAN (review)

From Japan comes the 1964 anthology of Lafcadio Hearn ghost stories KWAIDAN from THE HUMAN CONDITION director Masaki Kobayashi featuring vengeful ghosts, icy vampire women, and samurai ghosts.

REVIEW LINK: Eureka Video (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

KWAIDAN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Japanese LPCM 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • "Shadowings" video essay by film historian David Cairns
  • Kim Newman on KWAIDAN
  • B+W Theatrical Trailer
  • 2 Colour Theatrical Trailers
  • Limited edition 3000-copy O-card slipcase and 100-page Perfect Bound Illustrated Collector’s book featuring reprints of Lafcadio Hearn’s original ghost stories; a survey of the life and career of Masaki Kobayashi by Linda Hoaglund; and a wide ranging interview with the filmmaker

Vinegar Syndrome scrubs up with HARD SOAP, HARD SOAP for DISCO LADY (review)

In this pairing of Bob Chinn obscurities, HARD SOAP, HARD SOAP is not just a soap opera parody, but a parody of the soap opera satire MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN as an unfulfilled housewife decides to diagnose the sexual dysfunctions of her neighbors. In DISCO LADY, intrigue, sex, and tragedy come together at a nightclub on New Year's Eve.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen (Hard Soap, Hard Soap)
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen (Disco Lady)
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (both films)
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 Widescreen (Hard Soap, Hard Soap)
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen (Disco Lady)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono (both films)
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailers for both films
  • Interview with director Bob Chinn
  • Reversible Cover

23 March 2020

88 Films bonds with BROTHERS TILL WE DIE (review)

Tomas Milian plays a dual role of a hunchback hood and his dim brother in Umberto Lenzi’s semi-comedic take on the Italian crime film genre.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English and Italian LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Nathaniel Thompson and Troy Howarth
  • "Heart of Rome" interview with composer Antonello Venditti
  • "Master of Funk" interview with composer Franco Micalizzi
  • Introduction by EUROCRIME director Mike Malloy
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • Reversible Cover
  • Limited Edition Slipcover
  • Limited Edition Booklet by Francesco Massaccesi

Synapse Films hits the slopes for HOT DOG... THE MOVIE! (review)

Hit the slopes with freestyle skiing pranksters, horny ski-bunnies, corrupt judges, and a nast Austrian opponent in one of the original ski sex comedies HOT DOG... THE MOVIE!

REVIEW LINK: Synapse Films (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

HOT DOG... THE MOVIE! Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commetnary by writer and co-producer Mike Marvin
  • "HOT DOG: THE DOCUMENTARY" retrospective making-of with writer/producer Mike Marvin, director Peter Markle, and cast members David Naughton, John Patrick Reger, Tracy Smith, and Frank Koppola
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Music Video
  • Liner notes by TEEN MOVIE HELL author Mike McPadden

Scorpion Releasing versus OPPOSING FORCE (Review)

American soldiers on a training course discover "where civilization eends and survival begins" under a sadistic officer and his lawless men in OPPOSING FORCE.  Tom Skerritt, Lisa Eichhorn, Anthony Zerbe, and Richard Roundtree star.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

OPPOSING FORCE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Eric Karson
  • Extended Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers
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