Facets Video brings to DVD for the first time William Friedkin's first film in a new HD restoration. Paul Crump was implicated in a daring payroll robbery that resulted in the killing of a guard. Based on the testimony of a witness who claimed to recognize his voice, another suspect who himself was accused of the murder, and a confession extracted with police brutality, Crump became the youngest man on Death Row. Amidst thirteen stays of execution, Crump became a changed man under the guidance of a rehabilitation-minded warden, but he was due for another appointment with the electric chair. Director William Friedkin - then a TV filmmaker for a Chicago news station - heard about Crump's case and decided to make a film that would prove his innocence.
Jess Franco goes witchhunting with a side of nunsploitation in his sexed up take on Ken Russell's THE DEVILS, Michael Reeves' WITCHFINDER GENERAL, and his own THE BLOODY JUDGE. Britt Nichols (A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD), Anne Libert (EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN), Howard Vernon (THE AWFUL DR. ORLOFF), Karin Field (WEB OF THE SPIDER), Luis Barboo (FEMALE VAMPIRE), and John Foster (THE WITCHES MOUNTAIN) star.
It's time to cram for final exams at Lanier College, but some of the student body might not survive to pass the tests in this 1981 slasher film from Motion Picture Marketing hitting Blu-ray courtesy of Shout! Factory's Scream Factory line.
When her brother is killed in the robbery of a Chinatown jewelry store, policewoman Angel Wolfe goes undercover in the assassin training camp of religious guru Dr. Sin Do only to discover a world magic, devil worship, brainwashed female slaves, and horny gorillas in Jim Wynorski's directorial debut THE LOST EMPIRE, out on DVD in widescreen for the firs time. Angus Scrimm, Raven De La Croix, Melanie Vincz, Angela Aames, and Robert Tessier star.
In this classic slice of British horror from the sixties, an English lord and his new bride return to their country estate only to discover that he is suspected of a number of rapes and murders in the area during his absence. When he starts seeing apparitions of his dead first wife and the chambermaids begin disappearing, he wonders if he is going mad or if there is some deviltry afoot.
Henry Jaglom's quartet of films looks at issues that figure into the lives of women. In EATING, a birthday party for three women entering new decades (30, 40, and 50) proves revealing about their attitudes about food and how it is used to control their tumultuous lives. In BABYFEVER, a career woman's fear that she has gotten pregnant and may have to settle down with her safe boyfriend (rather than her exciting movie star ex played by Eric Roberts) is compounded by attending a baby shower in which she learns how her friends truly feel about motherhood. In GOING SHOPPING, a spoiled boutique owner must mount the mother's day sale of her life when she learns she may lose her shop when her husband stops paying the rent. IRENE IN TIME looks at the complex relationships between women and their fathers and how it colors their subsequent relationships with men.
RED DWARF's Chris Barrie stars in this seven season Britcom as the thoroughly oblivious manager of a leisure center who drives the staff and members often to the brink of violence with his well-intentioned advice.
Part time provocateur/Hollywood actor James Franco paired up with indie filmmaker Travis Mathews to "imagine" the forty minutes William Friedkin claims to have cut from his film CRUISING to appease the MPAA, and he drags a host of "Playhouse West" actors, models, drag queens, dancers, and people who just want to be James Franco-adjacent in on his fantasy in INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR., a semi-documentary/semi-fictional story of an actor (Val Lauren) searching for meaning in an outrageous project in which he has been cast in the lead.
In this obscure double bill of softcore films from Eric Jeffrey Haims, THE JEKYLL AND HYDE PORTFOLIO follows the series of ritualistic murders of nurses at the "Florence Nightingale Institute for Nursing" while A CLOCKWORK BLUE takes a bumbling research assistant on a time travel tour of sexual history.
Burt Lancaster stars in this sixties studio-funded, turbulently-produced cult film as a man who decides to swim a path through the swimming pools of Connecticut's suburban hell crashing hangovers, lazy afternoons, assignations, and orgiastic parties towards a devastating revelation. Based on the New Yorker story by John Cheever.
In this entertainingly grisly bit of shot-on-video horror, a group of friends descend upon a farmhouse in the woods to carry out an intervention for one of their friends. The problem is that she isn't on drugs, she's being pursued by a cult of demon worshipers who want her to give birth to a whole new race of ancient demons.
A shut-in since he witnessed his father murder his mother on the night a comet passed the Earth ten years before, IT tech Chris' forebodings about another comet that might pass into Earth's atmosphere prove justified when the Parisian locals start behaving oddly and the city descends into an all-out apocalypse.
Epic documentary about the efforts of P.K. Nair - the equivalent of the Cinémathèque Française's Henri Langlois - to preserve India's rich cinematic history which had been largely neglected when he started in the mid-sixties (from the silent period, he was only able to recover twelve of the roughly twelve-hundred productions) and had similarly fallen into neglect after his retirement as he and director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur discover when they revisit the significant places of Nair's career.
ANGEL EXPRESS at DVDBeaver THE ANDREW PARKINSON TRILOGY (I, Zombie/Dead Creatures/Venus Drowning) at DVDBeaver OUT NOW! THE LAST HORROR MOVIE at DVDBeaver SILENT CRY at DVDBeaver THE SIMON RUMLEY TRILOGY (Strong Language/The Truth Game/Club le Monde) at DVDBeaver
Get carried away by the ANGEL EXPRESS in this sexy and violent portrait of nineties Berlin nightlife in which the lives of hookers, criminals, and players intertwine as they seek out diversions and new sensations.
Only available separately but billed as "The Andrew Parkinson Trilogy", Jinga Films presents the three feature works of this underrated British independent filmmaker. In I, ZOMBIE, a young man becomes a zombie when he is bitten by an infected stranger. Repulsed by his own existence, he goes into hiding and lures victims into his rundown flat to feed upon. In DEAD CREATURES, a group of women feed upon the flesh of Londoners, but a new addition to the group may put them in the path of a brutal zombie hunter. In VENUS DROWNING, a woman mourning for her fiance and baby finds a strange creature on the beach and forms an addictive pseudo-parental/sexual relationship with it until it starts feeding upon her lovers.
The makers of the cult film ISLAMA-RAMA 2 find themselves guests of honor at the Seattle Outsider Film Festival and engaging in a cut-throat game of maneuvering to pitch their next film - a "pro-choice zombie western" - to a sinister Japanese producer (BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA's James Hong). From the makers of ZOMBIES OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
When Frank learns that his girlfriend has kept her pregnancy secret because of her doubts about his potential as a father, he kidnaps his nephew Bo and takes him on a camping trip with his best friend Casper. Casper, however, has planned the trip as a bit of sexual tourism with a stop at a teenage summer camp, a music festival, and a brothel open only one night per year. Frank's attempts to entertain the sheltered Bo and teach him about being a man create more outrageous problems than they solve as the trio are caught up in underage drinking, drugs, and gunplay in this raunchy and hilarious feature version of the Danish TV series.
John Heard (CAT PEOPLE), Thomas G. Waites (THE THING), Lane Smith (PRISON), Mike Killin (SLEEPAWAY CAMP), Richard Bright (THE GODFATHER) and James Remar (THE TIGRESS) star in prison drama about a murderer who runs afoul of the prison's major operator but refuses to compromise his principals even as his life is threatened. From the novel by Malcolm Braly.
Paul McGann (THE RAINBOW), Amanda Donohoe (LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM), and Tom Wilkinson (FIRELIGHT) star in this British thriller about a hospital orderly who steals the identity of a young doctor killed in a crash and takes a position as an emergency room physician in a hospital. A beautiful nurse falls in love with him, but will she keep his secret when he makes a fatal error? And how far will he go to keep his identity from being exposed?
More sexually disturbing than SYBIL with more faces than THE 3 FACES OF EVE, A SAINT...A WOMAN...A DEVIL - also known as SYLVIA - is the story of an unstable woman with multiple personalities, all of which are horny and one of them will go to dangerous extremes to take over. Directed by actor Peter Savage.