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21 October 2014

88 Films dances with THE GIRL IN GOLD BOOTS (review)

In the film that SHOWGIRLS only wishes it could be, waitress Michelle takes to the road with small time thief Buz and drifter "Critter" to Hollywood where she hopes to become a dancer at the club where Buz's sister headlines the show.  The lopsided love triangle spirals into a web of drugs, corruption, and betrayal as Michelle questions what she is willing to do to take center stage.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

GIRL IN GOLD BOOTS DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by director Ted V. Mikels
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Viewing Notes and Gallery
  • 88 Films Trailer Park
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Film Movement serves up CANNIBAL (review)

Carlos is an esteemed tailor in Granada who has a cannibalistic taste for female flesh.  When the sister of one of his latest victims come searching for her, he assists her investigation and finds it increasingly difficult to maintain his distance.  Is he falling in love for the first time or lining up his next meal.

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

CANNIBAL DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Biographies
  • Short Film "Ogre"
  • Film Movement Trailers
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Film Movement's ode FOR A WOMAN (review)

When her mother dies, filmmaker Anne looks into her belongings and tries to piece together the lives of her parents just after the war when they were happy.  She discovers the existence of her father's brother who has never been mentioned before, but the story of his involvement with her parents may never be uncovered since her father is dying and her older sister does not want to stir up the past.  Directed by Diane Kurys with an all-star cast including Sylvie Testud, Benoit Magimel, NIcolas Duvauchelle, and Michelle Thiery.

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

FOR A WOMAN DVD specs: 
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Biographies
  • Short Film "Le Ballon de Rouge"
  • Film Movement Trailers
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20 October 2014

SGL Entertainment takes in a double bill of HELLINGER and HOLY TERROR (Review)

In this double bill from low budget direct to video auteur Massimiliano Cerchi, HELLINGER comes back from the darkness to steal the eyes of the damned while horny party goers face off against a possessed nun in HOLY TERROR.

HELLINGER: SGL Entertainment/MVD Visual (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

HOLY TERROR: SGL Entertainment/MVD Visual (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

DOUBLE FEATURE FROM HELL DVD specs:
  • Hellinger (1997):
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.55:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Holy Terror (2002):
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.55:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo

88 Films dismembers THE SPANISH CHAINSAW MASSACRE (review)

An obnoxious Spanish metal band and their manager get exactly what they deserve when their tour van breaks down in a remote Galician village celebrating the feast of their patron saint in THE SPANISH CHAINSAW MASSACRE.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

THE SPANISH CHAINSAW MASSACRE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Still Gallery
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88 Films becomes UNHINGED (review)

Three college students on the way to a music festival crash on a rainy and lonely road.  They find themselves the guests of a wheelchair bound woman and her put-upon daughter, but someone else also lurks on the grounds determined to give them a night to dismember in this obscure eighties slasher.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

UNHINGED DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen and 16:9 anamorphic 1.70:1 widescreen versions
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by director Don Gronquist
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 88 Films Trailer Park
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16 October 2014

Scorpion Releasing hunts THE GIRL HUNTERS (review)

Writer Mickey Spillane plays his famous alter ego Mike Hammer in THE GIRL HUNTERS.  Coming off a seven year drunk after the mysterious death of his secretary Velda, Mike Hammer is on the hunt for a mysterious killer known as The Dragon.

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

THE GIRL HUNTERS DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by author and Mickey Spillane expert Max Alan Collins
  • Interview with Mickey Spillane
  • Interview with Shirley Eaton
  • Theatrical Trailer
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