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28 March 2014

Arrow Video presents Jack Hill's PIT STOP (review)

Dick Davalos (COOL HAND LUKE) and Sid Haig (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS) hit the race track in Jack Hill's stock-racing noir PIT STOP.  Brian Donleavy (KISS OF DEATH), Beverly Washburn (SPIDER BABY), and Ellen Burstyn (THE EXORCIST) also star.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray and Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

PIT STOP Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English LPCM 1.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Jack Hill, moderated by Callum Waddell
  • Interview with director Jack Hill
  • Interview with actor Sid Haig
  • Interview with producer Roger Corman
  • Restoring PIT STOP
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • Collector's Booklet
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24 March 2014

Code Red wakes JUST BEFORE DAWN (review)

In this atmospheric backwoods slasher, a quintet of hikers camp in the unexplored Oregon mountains where they become the prey of a hulking psychotic killer.  George Kennedy, Gregg Henry, Chris Lemmon, Deborah Benson, and Jamie Rose star.  Directed by SQUIRM's Jeff Leibermann.

REVIEW LINK: Code Red Releasing (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

JUST BEFORE DAWN DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen transfers of the uncut US version (90 minutes) and the European version (102 minutes)
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Two Theatrical Trailers

Arrow Films captures the SALAMANDER (review)

When an unreliable informant tells Belgian CID detective Paul Gerardi about the robbery of sixty-six safety deposit boxes holding the dirty secrets of people who control half of Belgium through the mysterious Salamander society.  When he attempts to investigate the case that those in power want covered up, he finds his family threatened and himself on the run as he pursues not only the robber but also people who will do anything to keep their secrets in the dark.

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

SALAMANDER: SEASON ONE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • Dutch/French Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Twelve episodes on four discs
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22 March 2014

Impulse Pictures publishes the SCHOOLGIRL REPORT #12 (review)

The twelfth entry in the SCHOOLGIRL REPORT series finds a group of school newspaper editors reading the salacious letters from their fellow students about being a teenager in sexually-liberated times.

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

SCHOOLGIRL REPORT 12 DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.66:1 widescreen
  • German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles

21 March 2014

Film Chest restores its BLOODLUST (review)



Before he was saddled with a wife and three kids, and then a second wife and three more kids, THE BRADY BUNCH's Robert Reed was fighting for his life in BLOODLUST!, a low budget variation on "The Most Dangerous Game".


REVIEW LINK: Film Chest (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

BLOODLUST DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

18 March 2014

Vinegar Syndrome visits THE ALTAR OF LUST with an ANGEL ON FIRE (review)

Vinegar Syndrome's PEEKARAMA line brings us a double feature of hardcore oddity from Roberta Findlay.  In ALTAR OF LUST, Viveca flees the attentions of her stepfather for America where she meets a handsome young man who fulfills her every desire... until she meets one of his other lovers and she fears she may be a lesbian. A young Harry Reems stars along with LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT's Fred J. Lincoln.  In ANGEL ON FIRE, a notorious womanizer is hit by a truck and comes back as a woman.

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

ALTAR OF LUST/ANGEL ON FIRE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 transfers of both films
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
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Vinegar Syndrome has a date with SADIE and THE SEDUCTRESS

In this pair of vintage XXX skinflicks from director Bob Chinn, hooker SADIE makes a splash at a Borneo trading post with sailors, senators, and white slavers while THE SEDUCTRESS teams up with a photographer for a deadly game of sex and blackmail.

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

SADIE/THE SEDUCTRESS DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 transfers of both films
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Trailers for both films
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Severin Films wakes up Ozploitation's PATRICK (review)

Before he directed ROAD GAMES, PSYCHO II, and LINK, Aussie film director Richard Franklin helmed this classic piece of Ozploitation: PATRICK.  A nurse goes to work in a mysterious clinic where a comatose patient seems to be capable of wreaking telekinetic havoc.  Susan Penahligon (BBC's DRACULA), Robert Helpmann (THE RED SHOES), and Rod Mullinar (THIRST) star.

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

PATRICK Blu-ray/DVD combo:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English, French, Italian (with alternate Goblin score), and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio
  • Audio Commentary by director Richard Franklin and screenwriter Everett de Roche
  • Extended interviews with Franklin, de Roche, producer Antony Giannane, and stars Susan Penhaligon and Rod Mullinar (61 minutes)
  • Vintage TV Interview with Richard Franklin
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Easter Egg
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14 March 2014

Arrow Video casts THE BLIND WOMAN'S CURSE (review)

Meiko Kaji (LADY SNOWBLOOD, FEMALE CONVICT SCORPION) makes here starring debut here as the leader of a Yakuza gang cursed by a blood drinking cat and stalked by a blind swordswoman in the last of Nikkatsu's mainstream films before switching over to erotica in the seventies.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (UK) Region B Blu-ray/Region 2 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)


BLIND WOMAN'S CURSE Blu-ray/DVD combo:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.44:1 widescreen
    • Japanese LPCM 2.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.44:1 widescreen
    • Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Stray Cat Rock Trailers
  • Reversible Cover
  • Collector's Booklet
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Wild Eye visits the SCREAM PARK (review)

The teens celebrating the closure of Frightland Park with night of underage drinking, pot-smoking, and sex have their party crashed by a pair of psychopathic killers in this slasher throwback featuring a cameo by HELLRAISER's Doug Bradley.

REVIEW LINK: Wild Eye Releasing (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

SCREAM PARK DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.73:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Audio Commentary by writer/producer/director Cary Hill
  • Bloopers
  • Trailer
  • Wild Eye Releasing Trailers

88 Films visits the ARCADE (review)

In this Full Moon production from producer Charles Band and director Albert Pyun, a gang of teenagers (including CRASH AND BURN's Megan Ward, FAMILY GUY's Seth Green, A CHRISTMAS STORY's Peter Billingsley, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS' A.J. Langer, and DAYS OF OUR LIVES' Bryan Dattilo) are the test subjects for the new virtual reality game ARCADE that is able to react like a living being and change its strategy.  When members of the group start to literally disappear into the game, they must learn how to beat ARCADE which has learned how to play outside the virtual world.

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

ARCADE DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • VideoZone Making-of
  • Trailer
  • 88 Films Trailer Park
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12 March 2014

Scorpion Releasing attends MALIBU HIGH with the HUSTLER SQUAD (review)

In this DANGEROUS BEAUTIES double feature, Kim becomes a hooker and then a mob hitgirl to get revenge on her mother, her teachers, and her ex-boyfriend in MALIBU HIGH while the American army recruits THE HUSTLER SQUAD to seduce and destroy Japanese generals at a Filipino brothel.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

MALIBU HIGH/HUSTLER SQUAD DVD specs:

  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen transfers of both films
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio tracks
  • Interview with MALIBU HIGH co-star Tammy Taylor
  • Katarina Leigh Waters introduction for MALIBU HIGH
  • Theatrical Trailers for both films
  • Scorpion Releasing Trailers
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Scorpion Releasing is RUNNING HOT after a HOT TARGET (Review)

In this DANGEROUS BEAUTIES double feature, Eric Stoltz is a young man on the run with a "hooker with a heart of gold" in RUNNING HOT while a bored, rich housewife gets involved with a conniving criminal in the New Zealand production HOT TARGET.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

RUNNING HOT/HOT TARGET DVD specs:

  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 transfers of both films
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio
  • Optional Katarina Leigh Waters introduction on RUNNING HOT
  • RUNNING HOT Theatrical Trailer
  • Isolated Score Track on HOT TARGET
  • Scorpion Releasing Trailers
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10 March 2014

88 Films feeds THE CORPSE GRINDERS (review)

When more and more victims are turning up shredded to pieces by their pet cats, a doctor and nurse look into the Lotus gourmet cat good company ("For cats who LOVE people!") and make a gruesome discovery in this highly successful and entertaining bargain basement cult film from Ted V. Mikels.

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

THE CORPSE GRINDERS DVD specs:

  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by director Ted V. Mikels
  • Making-of THE CORPSE GRINDERS
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 88 Films Trailer Park
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88 Films tunes in BAD CHANNELS (review)

When KDUL ditches its "All Polka" music format for rock and roll, an alien decides the station would be the perfect place to capture hot babes using the music of Blue Oyster Cult ("Don't Fear the Reaper").  Paul Hipp, Martha Quinn, and Charlie Spradling star in this Full Moon production from Ted Nicolaou (SUBSPECIES).

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

BAD CHANNELS DVD specs:

  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • VideoZone making-of
  • Trailer
  • 88 Films Trailer Park
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New Wave Films fills in THE MISSING PICTURE (review)

In this French/Cambodian documentary filmmaker Rithy Panh uses expressive clay figures and intricate scale models to illustrate his personal memories as a teenager during the Khmer Rouge revolution, filling in the missing pictures of suffering, hunger, and death of those oppressed by the revolution.

REVIEW LINK: New Wave Films (UK) Region 2 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

THE MISSING PICTURE DVD specs:

  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo track
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Trailer

09 March 2014

88 Films recruits THE DOLL SQUAD (review)

When an evil mastermind blows up a rocket to extort missile codes from the government, the CIA recruits Sabrina Kincaid and THE DOLL SQUAD to find his island hideout and neutralize the threat.  Unfortunately, there are plenty of double-crossing agents and evil henchmen standing in their way in Ted V. Mikels' cult action flick which predates CHARLIE'S ANGELS by three years.

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

THE DOLL SQUAD DVD specs:

  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by director Ted V. Mikels
  • Audio Interview with actress Tura Satana
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 88 Films Trailer Park
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08 March 2014

Synapse Films battles REEL ZOMBIES (review)

A group of Canadian indie filmmakers - the makers of ZOMBIE NIGHT 1 & 2 - bite off more than they can chew when they decide to shoot a zombie flick in the midst of a real zombie invasion, and the cast and crew are just as likely to get killed in stunts gone wrong and using live ammo as they are to get eaten alive by the undead extras and their resurrected cast and crew mates.

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

REEL ZOMBIES DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Audio Commentary by directors Mike Masters and David J. Francis, and producer Stephen Papadimitriou
  • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes (40 mins)
  • Trailer (2:33)

Breaking Glass Pictures deals 2 JACKS (review)

In the fourth of director Bernard Rose's Leo Tolstoy adaptations with actor Danny Houston, 2 JACKS tells the story of a father and son both film directors representing glamorous "Old Hollywood" and the jaded new generation, as well as the people effected by their lifestyles.  Jack Houston, Sienna Miller, and Jacqueline Bisset also star.

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

2 JACKS DVD specs:

  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Raindance Film Festival Q&A
  • Trailer
  • Breaking Glass Pictures Trailers

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07 March 2014

Scream Factory looks BENEATH (review)

A trip across a placid lake by six graduating seniors turns into a journey of unrelenting terror when a giant prehistoric fish starts biting chunks out of the boat and passengers and the survivors learn who their real friends are when they must decide who to sacrifice to create a diversion so the others can get paddle to shore.  From director Larry Fessenden (HABIT and WENDIGO).

REVIEW LINK: Scream Factory/Shout! Factory (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

BENEATH Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Larry Fessenden and sound desigenr Graham Reznick
  • A Look Behind "Beneath": Making the "Fish Movie"
  • Outtakes
  • Poster Premiere
  • Fessenden on "Jaws"
  • From the Web:
    • "What the Zeke"
    • "What's in Black Lake"
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • Slipcover
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06 March 2014

Scorpion Releasing fears DOGS (Review)

David McCallum stars in this seventies horror cult classic as a biology professor bewildered by an increasing number of cattle mutilations in a quiet college town that appear to be the work of multiple canines.  When the pack begins tearing apart human beings, it becomes nearly impossible to convince the locals that their furry friends are hungry for their flesh.  From the producers who brought you A FORCE OF ONE and THE OCTAGON.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

DOGS DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Making-of featurette
  • Facts and Trivia Track
  • Theatrical Trailer
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05 March 2014

Arrow Video eats THE STUFF (review)

Are you eating it or is it eating you?  New World's and Larry Cohen's cult eighties hit THE STUFF hits Blu-ray via Arrow Video.  Michael Moriarty plays an industrial spy looking into the overnight success of the highly addictive and mind-altering desert "The Stuff".  Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello, and Patrick O'Neal star.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (UK) Region B Blu-ray/Region 2 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

THE STUFF Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English LPCM 2.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • "Can't Get Enough of THE STUFF" featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Darren Bousman Trailer Commentary
  • Liner Notes Booklet
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04 March 2014

Second Run rides the TRANSPORT FROM PARADISE (review)

REVIEW LINK: Second Run DVD (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

TRANSPORT FROM PARADISE DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • 20-page booklet by Roy Kift
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Redemption Films boards the TRANS-EUROP-EXPRESS (review)

Jean-Louis Trintignant (AMOUR) boards the TRANS-EUROP-EXPRESS with director Alain Robbe-Grillet (SUCCESSIVE SLIDINGS OF PLEASURE) himself in this mindbending story of drug smuggling, foreign intrigue, and sadomasochism hitting Blu-ray for the first time anywhere!  Marie-France Pisier (CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING) and Daniel Emilfork (THE DEVIL'S NIGHTMARE) also star.

REVIEW LINK: Redemption Films/Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

TRANS-EUROP-EXPRESS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • French LPCM 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Interview with Alain Robbe-Grillet
  • Redemption Trailers
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Severin Films is neck deep in DEAD KIDS (review)

In this American/Ozploitation hybrid, the teenagers of a midwestern American town (actually Auckland, New Zealand) are being horribly murdered and mutilated and the source of these inexplicable crimes may be the strange experiments going on at the local college.  Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Dey Young, Fiona Lewis, and Arthur Dignam star in this film from director Michael Laughlin (STRANGE INVADERS) and writer Bill Condon (GODS AND MONSTERS).

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

DEAD KIDS Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by
  • Audio Commentary by
  • Isolated Music Score
  • Interview with effects artist
  • American Trailer
  • International Trailer 
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Redemption Films spirals in SUCCESSIVE SLIDINGS OF PLEASURE (review)

In yet another feat of cinematic gamesmanship, an artist (Anicee Alvina, ANIMA PERSA) is imprisoned in a convent and questioned by an eccentric detective, a repressed judge, a sexually obsessed priest, a curious nun, and her lawyer about the bondage murder of her roommate (Olga Georges-Picot).  The artist who may be a murderer, a witch, or even a vampire spins different variations on her story to seduce her inquisitors.  Jean-Louis Trintignant (A MAN AND A WOMAN), Michael Lonsdale (RONIN), and a young Isabelle Huppert (THE PIANO TEACHER) also star.

REVIEW LINK: Redemption Films/Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

SUCCESSIVE SLIDINGS OF PLEASURE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • French LPCM 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Interview with Alain-Robbe-Grillet
  • Redemption Trailers 
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03 March 2014

Severin Films satiates the THIRST for Ozploitation (review)

In this quintessential slice of Ozploitation, young Kate is abducted by an ancient vampire society who claim she is a descendent of their founder and attempt to awaken in her the "thirst".  Chantal Contouri (THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN), David Hemmings (BLOW UP), Henry Silva (THE BOSS), and Rod Mullinar (PATRICK) star.

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

THIRST Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary
  • Isolated Music Score
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
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88 Films parties with BEACH BABES 2: CAVE GIRL ISLAND (review)

The three space babes from BEACH BABES FROM BEYOND are derailed in their trip home into a timewarp to a primitive Earth island of cave studs and babes and an alien with a plan to use the girls for his intergalactic brothel theme park.

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

BEACH BABES 2: CAVE GIRL ISLAND DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen versions of both unrated and R-rated cuts
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Full Moon Trailer Park
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Arrow Films crosses THE BRIDGE: SERIES TWO (review)

In the second series of the "Nordic Noir" hit THE BRIDGE, Danish detective Martin and Swedish detective Saga are reunited when a ship runs aground on the bridge bordering their two countries and the only people aboard are five chained Swedish and Danish youths.  This strange event turns out to be just the first in a campaign of terror that has the two detectives and their respective teams racing to prevent a mass disaster.

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

THE BRIDGE: SERIES TWO DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • Danish/Swedish Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Ten episodes on three DVDs 
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88 Films gets HIDEOUS! (review)

Rival collectors of biological oddities meet their match when they and an equally greedy group of enforcers are trapped in a castle - somewhere in Pennsylvania (aka Bucharest, Romania) - with four misshapen medical specimens that aren't quite dead and hungry for blood.  Directed by Charles Band.

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

HIDEOUS! DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
  • Audio Commentary by actors Michael Cinitrini and Mel Johnson Jr.
  • VideoZone Making-of
  • Trailer
  • Full Moon Trailer Park
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