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29 October 2011

New Yorker Films and The World According to Shorts presents NINE NATION ANIMATION (review)

The World According to Shorts' NINE NATION ANIMATION festival features a generally impressive, disturbing, hilarious, and affecting roster of features from around the globe. In Norway's "Deconstruction Workers," two construction workers come to the realization that alienation is the norm as the world around them self-destructs. In Turkey's "Average 40 Matches," a box of matches sacrifices the odd one out in order to take a drag of a cigarette (which ultimately consumes them all). In France's "Bamiyan" a Chinese monk and a tiger travel to Afghanistan to see the Buddhist statues of Bamiyan. In the Irish/German co-production "Please Say Something," a workaholic cat and an abusive novelist mouse have a dysfunctional relationship that takes some David Lynchian turns. In Belgium's "Flatlife" four residents are unable to peacefully co-exist in four adjoining apartments. In Croatia's "She Who Measures," placated consumers litter the landscape with pop culture detritus. In "Home Road Movies," a British family experience Europe in a snazzy traveling car "without forgetting who won the war." In South Africa's "The Tale of How," an engineer mouse comes up with a way to defeat Otto the Sea Monster. Finally, in Sweden's "Never Like the First Time!" two men and two women from diverse backgrounds have alternately nostalgic and traumatic memories of their first sexual experiences.

REVIEW LINK: New Yorker Films (USA) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

NINE NATION ANIMATION DVD specs:
  • All 9 films in 16:9 (aspect ratios vary)
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Burnt-In English subtitles
  • Bonus Film: The Runt
  • Trailer
  • Other World According to Shorts Program Trailers

26 October 2011

Shameless revisits THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK (review)

David Hess escaped the LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and headed for THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK for another rapist rampage.  Shameless Screen Entertainment have resurrected another Ruggero Deodato classic for special edition Region 0 PAL DVD.  Rejected by the censors for its theatrical release in 1981 and cut by nearly twelve minutes for its video release, THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK arrives on DVD with 42 seconds scissored by the BBFC.  Extras include interviews with Ruggero Deodato and David Hess, as well as video footage of Deodato and actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice meeting with the dreaded BBFC.  Fans of the film may want to snap this one up for the isolated score track, the better to hear Riz Ortolani's funky disco tunes.  Christian Borromeo (TENEBRAE), Annie Belle (EMANUELLE IN EGYPT), Lorraine de Selle (CANNIBAL FEROX), and Giovanni Lombardo Radice (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) also star.  See it with someone you loathe!


REVIEW LINK: Shameless Screen Entertainment (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfer
  • English and Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Isolated Music Score Track
  • Interviews with Ruggero Deodato and David Hess
  • Ruggero Deodato and Giovanni Lombardo Radice face the BBFC
  • David Hess on the Cutting of HOUSE
  • Theatrical Trailer

25 October 2011

A dash of TOKYO DECADENCE from ArrowDrome (review)

Prostitute Ai is looking to better her fortunes and gets tangled with crooked businessmen, the Yakuza, necrophiliacs, asphyxiation fetishists, dominatrices, and nutty celebrities in Ryû Murakami's film adaptation of his own controversial novel (Murakami is better known as the author of AUDITION, the source for Takashi Miike's acclaimed film).  TOKYO DECADENCE received an NC-17 rating when it hit theaters in the states, and it hits Region 0 PAL DVD from ArrowDrome in its 112 minute version (the UK theatrical release was cut down to 89 minutes).

REVIEW LINK: ArrowDrome (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

TOKYO DECADENCE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen transfer
  • Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Liner Notes Booklet
  • Reversible Sleeve
  • Also from ArrowDrome

More ArrowDrome reviews at Update the Tags: Arrow Video.

A DEADLY BLESSING from Wes Craven and Arrow Video (review)

Maren Jensen (BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA), Sharon Stone (ACTION JACKSON), and Susan Bruckner (GREASE) are three young women targeted to receive a DEADLY BLESSING in Wes Craven's underrated eighties horror film.  When a young woman's husband is killed in a mysterious accident, she is terrorized by his Hittite relatives who believe she is a demon; but are they behind the terrifying and baffling deaths that terrorize both sides.  Ernest Borgnine (MARTY), Lisa Hartman (WHERE THE BOYS ARE '84), Michael Berryman (THE HILLS HAVE YES), Jeff East (THE CAMPUS CORPSE), Douglas Barr (THE UNSEEN), and Lois Nettleton (GENERAL HOSPITAL) also star.  See the review link below:

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (UK) Region 2 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

DEADLY BLESSING DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Introduction by actor Michael Berryman
  • Interview with screenwriter Glenn M. Benest
  • Creative Images: The Horror Hits of Michael Berryman
  • 2 Easter Eggs
  • Reversible Cover
  • Double-sided fold-out poster
  • Liner Notes Booklet
More "Arrow Video" reviews at Update the Tags: Arrow Video.

23 October 2011

MGM's ACT OF VENGEANCE (review)

When she is assaulted by a hockey-masked rapist, Jo Ann Harris (THE BEGUILED) joins his other victims and forms a "rape squad" who set out to take care of those for whom "no means yes."  An R-rated AIP released directed by Bob Keljchan, who also gave us COUNT YORGA VAMPIRE, THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA, and SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM.

REVIEW LINK: MGM (USA) Region 1 MOD DVDR (DVDBeaver)

ACT OF VENGEANCE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen transfer
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Other MGM-MOD DVD reviews:

    22 October 2011

    Indomina presents Dante Lam's FIRE OF CONSCIENCE (review)

    A vengeful street cop and a slick, ruthless detective tangle with each other and prostitutes, illegal arms dealers, and bomb-makers in Dante Lam's FIRE OF CONSCIENCE starring Leon Lai, Richie Ren, and Michelle Ye.  See the review link below:

    REVIEW LINK: Indomina Releasing/Vivendi Entertainment (USA) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

    FIRE OF CONSCIENCE DVD specs:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen transfer
    • Cantonese Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
    • English dub in Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
    • Five Behind the Scenes Featurette
    • International Trailer
    • QR code for additional extras

    20 October 2011

    A MAN VANISHES on Eureka Video/Masters of Cinema (review)

    Nikkatsu director Shohei Imamura (THE PORNOGRAPHERS) ventured on his first independent production and got sucked into the world of "The Rat" and one of 91,000 individuals who disappear yearly in the undefinable A MAN VANISHES.  Is it a documentary?  A re-enactment?  A complete fiction?  All is answered in this underrated film and some revealing DVD extras courtesy of Eureka Video and Masters of Cinema.  See the review link below:

    REVIEW LINK: Eureka Video (UK) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

    A MAN VANISHES DVD specs:
    • Fullscreen 1.33:1 original aspect ratio
    • Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio
    • Tony Rayns on A MAN VANISHES
    • Director Shohei Imamura Interview
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • 36-page liner notes booklet
    More Eureka Video and Masters of Cinema DVD reviews at Update the Tags: Eureka Video.

      Review Archive: Eureka Video (Masters of Cinema, Bounty Films, etc)

      Here is an index of review links for the Eureka Video/Bounty Films/Masters of Cinema titles that I have covered thus far:

      EUREKA VIDEO:

      MASTERS OF CINEMA:
      • COLOSSAL YOUTH (Juventude em Marcha) at DVDBeaver
      • THE COMPLETE (EXISTING) FILMS OF SADAO YAMANAKA at DVDBeaver
      • HAWKS AND SPARROWS (Uccellacci e Uccellini) at DVDBeaver 
      • A MAN VANISHES (Ningen Jôhatsu) at DVDBeaver
      • PIGSTY (Porcile) at DVDBeaver 
      • SCHLOSS VOGELÖD (The Haunted Castle) at DVDBeaver
      • TROUBLE IN PARADISE at DVDBeaver

      MONSTER PICTURES:

      18 October 2011

      Zombies in the DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND courtesy of Indomina Releasing (review)

      Danny Dyer (DOGHOUSE) and Craig Fairbrass (DEAD CERT) go badass when a virus outbreak in London unleashes a zombie attack.  The only hope for the human race is a young woman who had no reactions to the miracle drug that caused the outbreak.  Sean Pertwee (EVENT HORIZON), Craig Conway (DOG SOLDIERS), MyAnna Burring (TWILIGHT), Jamie Murray (THE RAPTURE), and Lisa McAllister (PUMPKINHEAD: ASHES TO ASHES) also star.

      REVIEW LINK: Indomina Films/Vivendi Entertainment (USA) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

      DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND DVD specs:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widesceen
      • English Dolby Digital 5.1
      • English SDH subtitles
      • Behind-the-Scenes
      • Deleted Scenes

      17 October 2011

      TO BE TWENTY in Roma (review)



      Gloria Guida (THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE) and Lilli Carati (THE ALCOVE) are two young, hot, and pissed off girls on the road to Rome where they find sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll in a commune, before a devastating, out-of-left-field finale in Fernando Di Leo's generation chasm erotic drama TO BE TWENTY (Avere Vent'Anni) on 2-disc special edition DVD from Raro Video USA.  Vito Caprioli (RULERS OF THE CITY), Raymond Lovelock (THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE), and Daniela Doria (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) also star.  See the review link below:

      REVIEW LINK: Raro Video/eOne (USA) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

      TO BE TWENTY DVD specs:
      • Two Disc Set
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen presentations of both the director's cut and the export version
      • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono on the export version
      • Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono on the director's cut
      • Optional English subtitles for the director's cut
      • Documentary "Twenty Years for a Massacre"
      • Illustrated Booklet by Nathaniel Thompson

      More Raro Video reviews at the post Update the Tags: Raro Video.

      ArrowDrome sees double with THE CHEERLEADERS (review)

      ArrowDrome gives us a nubile double feature with the Region 0 PAL DVD set of THE CHEERLEADERS.  Virginal Jeannie is a "cheerleader with a chastity belt" (whether she likes it or not) when she is recruited for the Amarosa High School team.  It's all sex and no sense in this Jerry Gross Cinemation slice of the grindhouse.  Next up is REVENGE OF THE CHEERLEADERS, in which Aloha High School's horny team support their boys (including an early role for David Hasselhoff that he would rather forget) and foil various attempts at cracking down on the "moral crisis" at their school.  This one stars Rainbeaux Smith of LEMORA and THE SWINGING CHEERLEADERS!  See the review below!

      REVIEW LINK: ArrowDrome (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

      THE CHEERLEADERS DVD specs:
      • BONUS FEATURE: Revenge of the Cheerleaders
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfer
      • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio
      • Trailers
      • TV spot
      • Radio Spots
      • Liner Notes Booklet
      • Reversible Cover
      For more ArrowDrome reviews, see Update the Tags: Arrow Video.

      15 October 2011

      Raro USA teaches American viewers how TO BE TWENTY (review)

      Gloria Guida (THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE) and Lilli Carati (THE ALCOVE) are two young, hot, and pissed off girls on the road to Rome where they find sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll in a commune, before a devastating, out-of-left-field finale in Fernando Di Leo's generation chasm erotic drama TO BE TWENTY (Avere Vent'Anni) on 2-disc special edition DVD from Raro Video USA.  Vito Caprioli (RULERS OF THE CITY), Raymond Lovelock (THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE), and Daniela Doria (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) also star.  See the review link below:

      REVIEW LINK: Raro Video/eOne (USA) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-In)

      TO BE TWENTY DVD specs:
      • Two Disc Set
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen presentations of both the director's cut and the export version
      • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono on the export version
      • Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono on the director's cut
      • Optional English subtitles for the director's cut
      • Documentary "Twenty Years for a Massacre"
      • Illustrated Booklet by Nathaniel Thompson
      More Raro Video reviews at the post Update the Tags: Raro Video.

      The Global Film Initiative presents THE SHAFT (review)

      THE SHAFT (Dixia De Tiankong) tells three overlapping stories of the struggles of three members of the same family to find happiness in a small Chinese mining town.  See the review below:

      REVIEW LINK: The Global Film Initiative (USA) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

      THE SHAFT DVD specs:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfer
      • Mandarin Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio
      • Burnt-In English subtitles
      • PDF Discussion Guide
      • Global Lens Trailer
      • About the Global Film Initiative

      14 October 2011

      ArrowDrome puckers up for THE DEVIL'S KISS (review)

      Silva Solar (WEREWOLF AND THE YETI), Victor Israel (HORROR EXPRESS), Olivier Mathot (CECILIA), Jose Nieto (FRANKENSTEIN'S BLOODY TERROR), and Evelyne Scott (CRIMSON) star in THE DEVIL'S KISS, an obscure Eurocine French/Spanish co-production slice of gothic horror about zombies stalking the halls of a French chateau, now on Region 0 PAL DVD from ArrowDrome.  See the review link below:

      REVIEW LINK: ArrowDrome (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)


      THE DEVIL'S KISS DVD specs:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.66:1 widescreen transfer
      • French and English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono tracks
      • Optional English subtitles
      • Eurocine Trailer Vault
      • Liner Notes by NIGHTMARE USA's Stephen Thrower
      • Reversible Cover
      More ArrowDrome reviews at Update the Tags: Arrow Video.

      11 October 2011

      The Global Film Initiative's ORDINARY PEOPLE (review)

      From first time director Vladimir Peresic: Seven soldiers are bussed to a remote check point.  The mission is unclear... until the "enemy" arrives and they are charged with "taking care" of them. 

      REVIEW LINK: The Global Film Initiative (USA) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

      ORDINARY PEOPLE DVD specs:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
      • Serbian Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
      • Film Discussion Guide (PDF)
      • Global Lens Film Gallery
      • About The Global Film Initiative

      10 October 2011

      KENNEYVILLE: a nice place to visit... (review)

      Two private detectives encounter unfriendly locals and a mad doctor in the Ontario town of KENNEYVILLE in this Canadian sleeper from first time feature director Brooks Hunter (on Region 1 NTSC DVD from Shriek Show/Media Blasters).  See the review below:

      REVIEW LINK: Shriek Show/Media Blasters (USA) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

      KENNEYVILLE DVD specs*: 
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
      • English Dolby Digital 5.1
      • Trailer
      • Alternate Ending
      • Deleted Scenes
      • Behind the Scenes Segment
      • Stills Gallery.




      *DVD under review was a screener.  Stated extras were not included.

      05 October 2011

      Berry and Fulcher empty out the SNUFF BOX (review)

      Matt Berry (THE IT CROWD) and Rich Fulcher (THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM) met on BBC 3's THE MIGHTY BOOSH and spun off their own twisted show SNUFF BOX about the misadventures of a pair of hangmen interspersed with crude sketches, recurring jokes, and musical numbers.  The late night BBC series, only broadcast once in the UK is out on DVD in the USA courtesy of Severin Films with new special features and a bonus soundtrack CD!  See the review below:

      REVIEW LINK: Severin Films (USA) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

      SNUFF BOX DVD specs:
      • All six episodes!
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen presentation
      • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio
      • Audio Commentaries on episodes 1, 2, and 6 by Matt Berry, Rick Fulcher, and director Michael Cumming
      • "Taking Control of Your Body"
      • BONUS Soundtrack CD



      More Severin Films reviews at Update the Tags: Severin Films.

      04 October 2011

      Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero seek A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY (review)

      Vanessa Redgrave (BLOW-UP) and Franco Nero (DJANGO) are lovers caught up in a ghostly mystery in A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY (Un Tranquillo Posto di Campagna).  Artist Leonardo (Nero) is cracking up under the pressures of city life and wants to get away.  Instead of the posh villa that his lover/art dealer Flavia (Redgrave) has found for him, Leonardo is strangely drawn to a crumbling old house once frequented by a promiscuous young countess who had her way with all of the men in the nearby village before she was mysteriously killed.  The countess becomes an obsession for Leonardo, but when Flavia comes to stay, it appears that the countess' ghost does not care for living competition.  Directed by Elio Petri (THE 10TH VICTIM).  See the review link below:

      REVIEW LINK: MGM (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD-R (DVD Drive-In)

      A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY DVD-R specs:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfer
      • English and Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono tracks
      • Optional English Subtitles
      • Theatrical Trailer
      Buy A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY at Amazon.com.

        Other MGM MOD DVDRs already covered:

        Arrow Video's ERIK THE VIKING: THE COMPLETE VIKING (review)

        Terry Jones' ERIK THE VIKING hits DVD courtesy of Arrow Video in a 2-disc set featuring two cuts of the film and a slew of extras including director's commentary and vintage making-of segments.  Tim Robbins (JACOB'S LADDER) plays Erik the Viking who leads his men on a trip to waken the gods and end the age of Ragnarok.  Along the way, they encounter a sneezing dragon, the murderous Halfdan the Black (John Cleese), Terry Jones as the king of Hy-Brasil, and finally confront the Norse gods themselves.

        REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (UK) Region 0 PAL 2-disc DVD set (DVDBeaver)

        ERIK THE VIKING DVD specs:
        • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfers of the 90 minute UK cut and the new "director's son's cut"
        • English Dolby Digital 5.1 (director's son's cut only) and Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo (both cuts)
        • Optional English subtitles (director's son's cut only)
        • Audio Commentary by Terry Jones on both versions
        • The Making of ERIK THE VIKING
        • Interview with Terry and Bill Jones
        • The Evolution of a Director
        • The Casting of a Comedy Adventure
        • The Special Effects of ERIK THE VIKING
        • Making Movie Magic on Malta
        • Jones and Cleese: A Grand Reunion
        • Creating the Look
        • Interview with the stars and director

        More Arrow Video reviews at Update the Tags: Arrow Video.

        01 October 2011

        Arrow Video visits Tobe Hooper's FUNHOUSE (review)

        Arrow Video gives the HD treatment to Tobe Hooper's memorable eighties studio horror pic THE FUNHOUSE - very loosely based on the Dean Koontz novel - about a quartet of teenagers who decide to stay in the funhouse after the carnival closes and wind up being stalked by a hulking killer.  See the review below:

        REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (UK) Region Free Blu-Ray vs Universal Pictures (UK) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

        THE FUNHOUSE Blu-Ray specs:
        • 1080P 2.35:1 widescreen transfer
        • English DTS-MA 2.0 Audio
        • Audio commentary with The Funhouse S/FX wizard Craig Reardon and Jeffrey Reddick (creator of The Final Destination series)
        • Audio commentary with producer Derek Power and genre scholar Howard S. Berger
        • Audio commentary with Justin Kerswell, author of ‘Teenage Wasteland’ and host of the slasher cinema website Hysteria Lives, and author Calum Waddell
        • Carnage at the Carnival: Tobe Hooper Remembers ‘The Funhouse’ (16:25)
        • Miles of Mayhem: Acting in Tobe’s Funhouse with star Miles Chapin (21:12)
        • A Trilogy of Terror: The Make-up Madness of Craig Reardon, the S/FX wizard recollects his collaborations with Tobe Hooper; ‘Eaten Alive’, ‘Poltergeist’ and ‘The Funhouse’ (17:53)
        • Master Class of Horror: Mick Garris, the director of Sleepwalkers and The Shining reflects on the crimson-covered career of his longtime colleague Tobe Hooper (12:56)
        • Live Q&A with Tobe Hooper from San Francisco (20:43)
        • Never before seen behind the scenes photographs from the collection of Craig Reardon
        • Trailer
        • 4 panel reversible sleeve options with original and newly commissioned artwork
        • Double-sided fold-out artwork poster
        • Collector’s booklet featuring brand new writing on the film by critic and author Kim Newman.


        RELATED LINK: Update the Tags: Arrow Video

        Life on the moon in LUNOPOLIS (review)

        An internet video of a seemingly extra-terrestrial event and a frantic call to a radio show about moon people lead a video crew on a mind-boggling journey involving time travel, cults, and parallel timelines in Matthew Avant's LUNOPOLIS on NTSC DVD from Walking Shadows/Virgil Films in October.  See the review below:

        REVIEW LINK: Walking Shadows/Virgil Films (USA) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

        LUNOPOLIS DVD specs:
        • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen transfer
        • English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
        • English SDH subtitles
        • Audio Commentary by Writer/Actor/Director Matthew Avant
        • Trailer

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