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27 December 2012

Scream Factory visits DEATH VALLEY (review)

When his parents get divorced, Billy (A CHRISTMAS STORY's Peter Billingsley) reluctantly accompanies his mother (Catherine Hicks, CHILD'S PLAY) on a vacation to Arizona to see her high school sweetheart (Paul Le Mat, PUPPET MASTER).  Exploring an abandoned silver mine, Billy discovers a trailer that happens to be the latest crime scene of a local psychopathic killer who has been mutilating tourists over the last few years.  When Billy swipes a crucial clue, he and his family are soon being stalked through the desert by the killer.  Stephen McHattie (PONTYPOOL), Wilford Brimley (THE THING), and Edward Herrmann (THE LOST BOYS) also star.


REVIEW LINK: Scream Factory/Shout Factory/Universal Pictures (US) Region A Blu-ray/Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

DEATH VALLEY Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p 24fps 16:9 widescreen (1.78:1)
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 mono
    • Optional English subtitles
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 mono
    • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Dick Richards
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Other Scream Factory Trailers
More Scream Factory reviews at Update the Tags: Scream Factory.

Scorpion Releasing has a BABY SISTER (review)

Between FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH and PRIVATE SCHOOL, Phoebe Cates steamed up the small screen in the little-seen made-for-TV movie BABY SISTER, out on DVD from Scorpion Releasing.  Nineteen-year-old Annie (Cates) drops out of college and heads to L.A. to stay with her career-driven sister (Pamela Bellwood, TV's DYNASTY) while she looks for a job and her own apartment, but she doesn't count on falling in love with her sister's down-to-earth boyfriend (Ted Wass, TV's SOAP).  Efrem Zimbalist (WAIT UNTIL DARK) and Jill Jacobson (NURSE SHERRI) also star.

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


BABY SISTER DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
More Scorpion Releasing reviews at Update the Tags: Scorpion Releasing.

Scream Factory escapes from THE ISLAND (review)

Michael Caine (ASHANTI) plays a New York journalist investigating a staggering amount of disappearances of boats in the Caribbean.  When he and his son is kidnapped by seventeenth century buccaneers, he must use his wits before he outlives his usefulness.  David Warner (TIME AFTER TIME) and Angela Punch-McGregor (THE SURVIVOR) also star.

REVIEW LINK: Scream Factory/Shout Factory/Universal Pictures (US) Region A Blu-ray/Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

THE ISLAND Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p 24fps 16:9 widescreen (2.35:1)
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 mono
    • Optional English subtitles
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 mono
    • Optional English subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Other Scream Factory Trailers
More Scream Factory reviews at Update the Tags: Scream Factory.

21 December 2012

New Yorker Films wants to TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! (review)


REVIEW LINK: New Yorker Films (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
  • Norwegian Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Director Interview
  • Trailer
  • PDF Press Kit

20 December 2012

Kino Lorber/Redemption Films has VISIONS OF ECSTASY (review)

Banned in the UK for more than twenty years on charges of blasphemy (the UK's blasphemy laws were not abolished until 2008), the short VISIONS OF ECSTASY - an erotic take on the religious ecstasy of St. Teresa - headlines this collection of Redemption Films' founder Nigel Wingrove.  The collection also includes his first short film AXEL, the poetic FAUSTINE, and his first feature SACRED FLESH in which the mother superior of a convent is bedeviled by the lusts of her sister confessors and the apparition of Mary Magdalene.

REVIEW LINKS: Kino Lorber/Redemption Films (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-In)

VISIONS OF ECSTASY: THE FILMS OF NIGEL WINGROVE DVD specs:
  •  "Visions of Ecstasy" 1989 short film
  • "Axel" 1988 short film
  • "Faustine" 1990 short film
  • "Sacred Flesh" 2000 feature film
  • "Visions of Ecstasy" outtakes
  • Interview with Nigel Wingrove
  • "Hail Mary! A Brief Peak at Nunsploitation" featurette
  • 34-page PDF liner notes
More Redemption Films reviews at Update the Tags: Redemption Films.

Review Archive: Redemption Films/Kino Lorber

Keep checking back at this blog post for the latest links to my coverage of Redemption Films and Kino Lorber DVD and Blu-ray releases.

THE AWFUL DR. ORLOFF (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in
THE BLACK TORMENT at DVDBeaver
THE DEMONS Blu-ray at DVD Drive-in
EDEN AND AFTER (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in
EXORCISM (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in
FEMALE VAMPIRE (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in
OUT NOW! THE LAST STEP DOWN/BLOOD LUST at DVDBeaver
THE MAN WHO LIES (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in
NIGHTMARES COME AT NIGHT (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in
OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in
PERMISSIVE/THAT KIND OF GIRL at DVD Drive-in
THE PETE WALKER COLLECTION (Die Screaming, Marianne/Schizo/House of Whipcord/The Comeback) (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in
THE SEX THIEF (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in
THE SINFUL NUNS OF ST. VALENTINE (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in
SUCCESSIVE SLIDINGS OF PLEASURE Blu-ray at DVD Drive-in
TRANS-EUROP-EXPRESS Blu-ray at DVD Drive-in
A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in
VISIONS OF ECSTASY: THE FILMS OF NIGEL WINGROVE at DVD Drive-in
ZOMBIE LAKE (Blu-ray) at DVD Drive-in

16 December 2012

Synapse Films tunes into CHILLER: THE COMPLETE TELEVISION SERIES (review)

Synapse Films unearths the rarely seen 1990's Yorkshire Television horror anthology series CHILLER.  Five episodes feature possession, hauntings, psychosis, murder, and madness as well as familiar British TV faces like Nigel Havers, Sophie Ward, John Simm, Martin Clunes, Kevin McNally, John McEnery, and Barbara Ewing.

REVIEW LINK: Synapse Films (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

CHILLER: THE COMPLETE TELEVISION SERIES DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen aspect ratio
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Episodes:
    • "Prophecy"
    • "Toby"
    • "Here Comes the Mirror Man"
    • "The Man Who Did Not Believe in Ghosts"
    • "Number Six"
More Synapse Films reviews at Update the Tags: Synapse Films.

15 December 2012

Corey Feldman in 6 DEGREES OF HELL (review)

Corey Feldman and a group of unfortunate souls encounter real horror in Uncle Jack's Hotel of Horror as a demon targets a girl with psychic powers.

REVIEW LINK: Breaking Glass Pictures (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

6 DEGREES OF HELL DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • World Premiere of Six Degrees of Hell 
  • The Making of Six Degrees of Hell 
  • Behind the Scenes Corey Feldman Bloopers
  • Corey Feldman Interview with Connie Roberts 
  • Joe Versus the Hotel 
  • NEPA Ghost Detectives Promo 
  • The Hotel of Horror Commercial 
  • Photo Gallery 
  • Teaser 
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • Trailer B 
  • Trailers for

11 December 2012

Severin Films liberates ASHANTI (review)

Michael Caine plays a doctor who sets across Africa to rescue his wife (supermodel Beverly Johnson), a doctor of Ashanti heritage who has been abducted by slavers (lead by Peter Ustinov) before she can be sold to a prince (Omar Sharif).  Rex Harrison, Kabir Bedi, and William Holden also star.


REVIEW LINK: Severin Films (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/DVD combo (DVD Drive-in)


ASHANTI Blu-ray/DVD specs:
  • 1080p MPEG-2 24p 2.35:1 widescreen (Blu-ray only)
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen (DVD only)
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Interview with actress Beverly Johnson
  • Theatrical Trailer
More Severin Films reviews at Update the Tags: Severin Films.

Severin Films chases THE WILD GEESE (review)

Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, and Hardy Kruger lead fifty men into a turbulent nation to intercept the transfer of a deposed African president before he can be executed by the military dictatorship that ousted him.

REVIEW LINK: Severin Films (US) Region ALL Blu-Ray/DVD combo (DVD Drive-in)

THE WILD GEESE Blu-ray/DVD specs:
  • 1080p MPEG-2 24p 1.85:1 widescreen (Blu-ray only)
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen (DVD only)
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  •  Audio commentary by producer Euan Lloyd, actor Roger Moore and editor John Glen, moderated by journalist Jonathan Sothcott
  • "The Wild Geese Director" interview with director Andrew V. McLaglen
  • "The Mercenary" interview with military advisor Mike Hoare
  • "The Last of the Gentlemen Producers - The Life and Works of Euan Lloyd" featurette
  • "Stars' War: The Making of The Wild Geese" vintage featurette
  • The Wild Geese Royal Charity Premiere Newsreel
  • Theatrical Trailer
More Severin Films reviews at Update the Tags: Severin Films.

09 December 2012

LIFE JUST IS for Independent Distribution (review)


REVIEW LINK: Independent Distribution (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

LIFE JUST IS DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director Alex Barrett, editor Murat Kebir, sound man Jason Creasey, and actors Fiona Ryan and Jayne Wisener
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Sound Just Isn't

07 December 2012

Synapse Films presents THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD (review)

Twelve years after debuting this 1979 16mm documentary on the making of George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD (in its 1985 expanded video version) in the digital format, Synapse Films goes back to the drawing board to present us with a brand-new re-edited and remastered version with new footage and a brand-new audio commentary by writer/producer/director Roy Frumkes.

REVIEW LINK: Synapse Films (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD DVD specs:
  • Brand new 102 minute re-edited and remastered version
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer/producer/director Roy Frumkes
Also available in a Synapse Films website exclusive 1500-copy limited Blu-ray/DVD combo  version (DVD contains THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD while the Blu-ray contains the original 66 minute version from 1979 mastered in HD from 16mm).

03 December 2012

Impulse Pictures files SCHOOLGIRL REPORT #9: MATURE BEFORE GRADUATION (review)

The girls of Walter Boos' SCHOOLGIRL REPORT 9 are "mature before graduation".  Eighteen year old Petra is already a gay divorcee before finals, and she and her ex are celebrating their divorce at an orgy!  Tessy is ashamed that she's the only virgin in her class, but nice guy Paul wants to protect her reputation (in a way that would have any modern woman shouting "date rape").  Katja and her boyfriend are not looking forward to an anniversary dinner with her parents, but they've been boning up on teenage vocabulary, miniskirts, and rock music.  They're all guests at Albert's weekend orgy and are in for a bang-up climax!

REVIEW LINK: Impulse Pictures (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

SCHOOLGIRL REPORT #9: MATURE BEFORE GRADUATION DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.66:1 widescreen
  • German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
More Impulse Pictures reviews at Update the Tags: Synapse Films.

01 December 2012

BFI tells GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS (review)

In one five-disc set, the British Film Institute brings together all nine of the original "Ghost Story for Christmas" adaptations from M.R. James, Charles Dickens, and the two original stories, as well as the 2005 and 2006 revivals, and the 2010 retelling of WHISTLE AND I'LL COME TO YOU.  Creepiness abounds in old houses, seaside inns, old abbies, dark train tunnels, even in a bright and beautiful resort or a restored and modernized country cottage.  Denholm Elliot (INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE), Peter Bowles (TO THE MANOR BORN), Robert Hardy (ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL), Clive Swift (KEEPING UP APPEARANCES), Michael Horden (LABYRINTH), and John Hurt (1984) are among the many familiar faces from British film and television to be found in this creepy set.

REVIEW LINK: British Film Institute (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS DVD specs:
  • Five DVD set
  • Various Aspect Ratios (4:3 and 16:9)
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono and stereo
  • Disc One:
    • "Whistle and I'll Come to You" (1968 and 2010 versions)
    • Jonathan Miller and Christopher Frayling discuss the 1968 version
    • Introduction to the 1968 version by horror writer Ramsey Campbell
    • MR James' original story read by Neil Brand
    • Ramsey Campbell reads his own MR James-inspired story "The Guide"
  • Disc Two:
    • "The Stalls of Barchester" (1971) and "A Warning to the Curious" (1972)
    • Filmed introductions with director Lawrence Gordon Clark
    • "Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee" - "The Stalls of Barchester" and "A Warning to the Curious"
  • Disc Three:
    • "Lost Hearts" (1973), "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas" (1974), and "The Ash Tree" (1975)
    • Filmed introductions with director Lawrence Gordon Clark
  • Disc Four:
    • "The Signalman" (1976), "Stigma" (1977), and "The Ice House" (1978)
    • Filmed introductions to "The Signalman" and "Stigma" with director Lawrence Gordon Clark
  • Disc Five:
    • "A View from a Hill" (2005) and "Number 13" (2006)
    • "Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee" - "Number 13"
  • Liner Notes Booklets
 
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