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18 September 2014

Vinegar Syndrome CRY FOR CINDY/TOUCH ME/ACT OF CONFESSION

In Vinegar Syndrome's first PEEKARAMA 3 UNIT! SHOW, they present more of the works of Anthony Spinelli.  In CRY FOR CINDY, hairdresser Ann (Hustler Honey Amber Hunt) starts turning tricks to help pay for her boyfriend's medical school tuition and then gets lost in a whirlpool of wealthy clients, kinks, and pimps that has only one way out.  In TOUCH ME, Dr. Lloyd Davis conducts an encounter group to help a group of sexy strangers face their sexual hangups head on.  Rene Bond, Sandy Dempsey, Ric Lutze, Suzanne Fields, Richard Smedley, and George "Buck" Flower star.  Finally in the long lost AN ACT OF CONFESSION - sadly available only in its softcore cut - Sister Beatrice thinks becoming a Bride of Christ will solve her sensual yearnings for men and women alike but it only exacerbates her wild fantasies.  Her confessions tempt others and it may take the lord himself to satisfy her.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

CRY FOR CINDY/TOUCH ME/ACT OF CONFESSION DVD specs:
  • Two Disc Set
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen presentations of CRY FOR CINDY and TOUCH ME (from 2K scans of 35mm archival prints)
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen presentation of ACT OF CONFESSION (softcore version - from a 2K scan of the only surviving print)
  • Bonus presentation of the softcore version of CRY FOR CINDY
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
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17 September 2014

Canteen Outlaws is looking for LOVE OR WHATEVER (review)

In the romantic screwball comedy LOVE OR WHATEVER, psychiatrist Corey is horrified to discover that his longtime boyfriend has dumped him for one of his own female patients.  After a series of disastrous blind dates, his sister gets him onto the social network where he discovers that the pizza guy he has been drooling over is looking for "love, friendship, or whatever" and Corey soon finds that he has no idea which of those the man of his dreams actually wants from him; but can he risk embarrassment or rejection to find out?

REVIEW LINK: Canteen Outlaws (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare/The Rewind Forums)

LOVE OR WHATEVER DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Trailer
  • Previews

15 September 2014

Synapse Films goes to PROM NIGHT (review)

Death turns the high school prom into a bloodbath in the slasher cult classic PROM NIGHT.  The past comes back to haunt the class of 1980 on the day of the prom and the student body starts disappearing from the disco dance floor one by one.  Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Nielsen star.

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

PROM NIGHT Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Paul Lynch and writer William Gray
  • "The Horrors of Hamilton High" retrospective documentary with the cast and crew
  • Additional Scenes from the TV Version
  • Rare Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Radio Spot
  • Poster and Stills Gallery


Blue Underground gets a case of STAGE FRIGHT (review)

Michele Soavi's gory and stylish Italian slasher pic STAGEFRIGHT gets the high definition treatment from Blue Underground.  A dysfunctional troupe of actors rehearsing a musical about a murderer in an owl mask.  Little do they realize that actual insane killer actor Irving Wallace has joined the production and plans to hack and slash his way through the cast and crew when they are locked in the theater on a dark and stormy night.  David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Robert Gligorov, Mickey Knox, and Mary Sellers star.

REVIEW LINK: Blue Underground (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

STAGEFRIGHT Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English, French, and Spanish subtitles
  • Interview with director Michele Soavi
  • Interview with actor David Brandon
  • Interview with actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice
  • Interview with make-up effects artist Pietro Tenoglio
  • Interview with composer Simon Boswell
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster and Stills Gallery

Jinga Films watches on CLOSED CIRCUIT EXTREME (review)

In this Italian slice of found footage horror, two students suspect a handyman in the mysterious disappearance of their best friend.  When the police do not listen to them, they break into the man's house and plant five closed circuit cameras to find incriminating evidence.  What they do find is more gruesome than they could have imagined.

REVIEW LINK: Jinga Films (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Compare)

CLOSE CIRCUIT EXTREME DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Trailer

10 September 2014

Vinegar Syndrome presents MAI LIN VS SERENA/ORIENTAL HAWAII (review)

In this double bill from Carlos Tobalina, superstars Mai Lin and Serena enter into a ballin' bet to see who is the hottest for a $25,000 movie roll in MAI LIN VS SERENA.  In ORIENTAL HAWAII, Mai Lin and Jade Wong bring some spice into a middle class family when they rent rooms in the household.  John Leslie stars.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

MAI LIN VS SERENA/ORIENTAL HAWAII DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen transfers of both films from 2K scans of the original 35mm camera negatives 
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono tracks
  • Theatrical Trailers
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Vinegar Syndrome frees the PRISONER OF PARADISE (review)

When WWII sailor John Holmes washes up on a desert island, he discovers a Nazi camp and captured American females.  When his plan to rescue them fails, he becomes te PRISONER OF PARADISE and his third leg may be his only weapon to help him and the captives achieve freedom.  Directed by Bob Chinn and also starring Seka and Jade Wong.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

PRISONER OF PARADISE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Caribbean Films Promo Reel
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