Famed porn star Seka plays a computer programmer who has come to loathe the touch of men (and touching them back). Her friend recommends her to a hypnotherapist who takes her on a tour through her own fantasies, first loves, past lives, and childhood traumas in search of A PLACE BEYOND SHAME. Paul Thomas and Veri Knotty also star.
Nicholas Worth (DARKMAN) delivers a tour-de-force disturbing performance as a serial killer in the gritty and sleazy Crown International thriller DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE. A Vietnam Vet turned pornographer photographs women by day and strangles them by night. Loosely based on the real life Hollywood Strangler case.
The mysterious Peter Carpenter made a bid for stardom with two star grindhouse vehicles. In BLOOD MANIA, Carpenter is a doctor who is being blackmailed for performing abortions but soon finds himself embroiled in murder when the nymphomaniac daughter of his mentor murders her father for money. In POINT OF TERROR, Carpenter is a lounge singer who lands a contract by bedding the wife of a record producer only to become entangled in another murder plot. Dyanne Thorne, Maria de Aragon, Leslie Simms, Alex Rocco, and Playboy Playmates Vickey Peters and Reagan Wilson co-star.
In series two of THE MISSING, the reappearance of a British girl missing for eleven years in a German town becomes even more urgent when it appears that she may be the key to finding a girl that disappeared a year before her. Julien Baptiste comes out of retirement again to solve the case but finds opposition from the girl's parents and brother who want to shield her from further trauma. When tragedy strikes, the parents start to wonder whether the girl they have welcomed back into their house really is their daughter. David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes, and Tcheky Karyo star.
A British family's trip to the South of France becomes a nightmare when five year old Oliver Hughes goes missing. Eight years later, his mother Emily is trying to move on but his father Tony has never stopped searching at the cost of everything else in his life. When he stumbles upon a clue, French inspector Julien Baptiste comes out of retirement to reopen the investigation, unearthing buried secrets and more hidden crimes. James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor, and Tcheky Karyo star.
STREETS OF FIRE's Michael Pare stars in this odd religious horror film as a down on his luck drifter who seeks shelter from the cold in a strange house and soon finds himself trapped inside and assailed by memories of his past regrets and visions of the live he never lived, but too what end: to confront his past and move on or to damn himself to hell.
HIGH TENSION actress turned director Maiwenn follows up her feature debut POLICE with MY KING, a tale of mad love after marriage. Attorney Tony falls head over heels for playboy chef Georgio who wants to settle down and have a child, but their marriage is fraught with insecurity, jealousy, and near madness. Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot star.
The demented woodsman OGROFF is stalking the Orleans forest mutilating and eating anyone he comes across in this 8mm-lensed eighties French oddity with a special appearance by THE AWFUL DR. ORLOFF's Howard Vernon.
Jonathan has no memories of his mother who died when he was young and his ailing father thwarts his attempts to take care of him and rebuffs any kind of affection. His aunt proves just as cold for different reasons. When his father's childhood friend shows up and his father's health improves, Jonathan starts to suspect that what little he knows of his family's past has been a lie.
Adam, Ders, and Blake are back in season six of WORKAHOLICS lampooning THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, men's rights, and catfishing while undertaking a museum heist, going viral, and searching for a legendary porn tape.
In the indie family drama LITTLE MEN, Brian inherits his estranged father's home above a dress shop rented for years by a family friend and her son. When the issue of raised rent comes between the two families, their sons swear an oath of silence against their parents but also find their friendship tested in other ways.
Miklos Jancso's arthouse historical erotic take on the Mayerling Affair finds the hedonistic, nudist Crowned Prince of Austria and his half-siblings (via the king's mistress) inviting the sons and daughters of the kingdom's elite to a drug-fueled orgy with the intent of scandalizing the empire. Corrupt political forces, however, are conspiring to silence the outspoken prince and cover up the scandal.
The film of Jess Franco, not completed by the director and no more finished by star/co-director Antonio Mayans, finds P.I. Al Pereira sucked into another piece of Jess Franco delirium as he travels to Germany to retrieve an actress to star in Franco's "Little Butts in the Night" alongside the Alligator Ladies who continue to haunt and taunt Pereira.
Ben Schnetzer and Nick Jonas learn the values of fraternity, cruelty, and brutality in GOAT. Based on the memoir of Brad Land, the victim of a brutal assault who then found himself immersed in the sadistic rituals of hell week initiation when he pledged his brother's fraternity. Tired of feeling like a victim, Brad tries to soldier through the challenges, but the violence soon hits too close to home.
When his family's restaurant business goes under, closeted Korean-American teenager David takes a job without their knowledge at a men's spa. While his parents want him to go to college, his test scores start to suffer but he is drawn to explore and possibly realize his long-suppressed desires at the expense of the future his family has envisaged for him.
A magical realism take on the coming of age story, GIRLS LOST is the story of childhood friends Kim, Momo, and Bella who are ostracized and bullied as lesbians by their schoolmates. Discovering a strange root, they plant it and it grows a mysterious black flower that secretes a nectar that transforms them into boys. When they transform back, they learn to stand up for themselves against their tormentors. For Kim, however, the nectar has helped her realize that she may have been born with the wrong gender and she is eager to explore life as a boy with a newfound crush.
Frank and Casper are back in the second spinoff of the Lars Van Trier-produced raunchy Danish sitcom. When Casper decides to break into Hollywood, Frank follows him from Denmark to Los Angeles to try to convince him to come home. As Casper pursues fame, he and Frank get involved in a series of (mostly sexual) misadventures that threaten their friendship and Frank's marriage.
As much inspired by Roman Polanski's REPULSION as Martin Scorcese's TAXI DRIVER, Abel Ferrara's first dark night of the soul gets a Blu-ray bump up in Arrow Video's release of his arty grindhouse classic THE DRILLER KILLER. Laboring to finish his masterpiece, artist Reno Miller's mind slowly deteriorates under the pressures of his personal life, financial issues, and vulgar displays of material success coming at him from all angles (including a punk band that has moved into the apartment upstairs).
Arrow Video's mammoth HELLRAISER: THE SCARLET BOX combines the first three entries in the HELLRAISER franchise along with copious extras. See the origin of Pinhead and the Cenobites as agents facilitating the extreme desires for intermingled pain and pleasure for the flawed characters of HELLRAISER and HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II before the Black Pope of Hell himself reigns terror upon the outside world in HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH.
Having grown up together spending summers in the countryside estuaries, Jeronimo and Matias are just beginning to experience sexual yearnings when Matias' father takes him away to the city for a new start. Ten years later, Matias comes back to his home village with his girlfriend for Carnival and runs into Jeronimo again. Agreeing to travel with him to back to Jeronimo's famly farm, Matias begins to experience the same yearnings.
Architect Federica is still very much in the closet to all but her girlfriend Marina, her ex-husband, and her teenage son. When ex-actress Marina gives a candid interview and accepts another movie role, Federica is concerned about the light the publicity will shed on their relationship. When she runs into a handsome old flame, she starts to question her sexuality again and throws her relationship with Marina into turmoil.
Approaching middle age, Los Angeles graphic artist Dean finds the worsening of his lazy eye less distracting to his work than a certain world weary dissatisfaction with life. When he receives an email out of the blue from the first love of his life, he yearns to relive that short New York summer in a reunion out in the Joshua Tree desert. Dean and Alex resume their passionate affair but their attempts to reconnect bring out revelations about just how much things have changed in life for them and the impossibility of recapturing the past.
Delphine can imagine nothing more than being a farmer and running her family's farm until her secret female lover is married off to a man. Heading to the city to work in a factory, she falls in with a provocative women's rights group and falls for heretofore straight Spanish teacher Carole. When her father falls ill, Delphine returns to the countryside and Carole follows her, but can their relationship survive amidst the more conservative climate?
AS THE WORLD TURNS' Van Hansis and QUEER AS FOLK's Gale Harold star in this campy gay variation on BASIC INSTINCT with nods to FATAL ATTRACTION and Hitchcock's SPELLBOUND. Waking up in the hospital to discover that his unfaithful but rich boyfriend has been murdered in an apparent drugstore robbery, Dusty finds himself increasingly scrutinized by the police. Is he the victim of an elaborate setup or an amnesiac psychopathic killer?
Born at the height of communism in Bulgaria and unwanted by her mother, Viktoria is held up as the socialist baby of the decade for being born without a navel (symbolizing her lack of dependence on the past). Spoiled and praised for her bad behavior, Viktoria finds herself outcast and in search of a new identity when communism crumbles and democracy takes over. As she grows up in the next decade, she finds herself emotionally torn between her mother's hatred and indifference and her discovery of her own womanhood.
Stationed in a calm sector near a village of shepherds, Captain Antares begins to suspect Taliban sympathizers when his men start inexplicably disappearing, but the enemy is also losing men to something in the nearby valley that does not take sides, only human lives.
Peter Tinswood's comic novels about the Brandon family came to British airwaves in four seasons of hilarity between 1975 and 1979. When his wife falls off a double decker and dies, Uncle Mort is looking forward to a life of bowling and nights at the pub until his sister Annie insists he move in with her, her husband Les, and son Carter. While Annie and Carter's fiancee Pat conspire and bully Carter into a trip down the aisle, Mort and Les are pushing him in the direction of saucy Linda Preston. Over the course of four series, the family experiences upheavals including the men being laid off and the women going to work, Mort's joy at discovering he has a terminal illness (and Annie insisting he have his funeral while he's still alive to enjoy it), Pat and Carter's marital strife, and Les' newfound obsession with cleaning and cooking. A young Stephen Rea (THE CRYING GAME) played Carter for the first two series.
Miriam Hopkins and Gale Sondergaard star alongside John David Garfield (son of silver screen legend John Garfield) in this gory psychedelic take on SUNSET BOULEVARD. When faded actress Katherine Packard breaks her leg, she is forced to hire handsome, charismatic, and psychotic nurse Vic who has a mother fixation and may be responsible for the dismemberment murders of a number of middle-aged Hollywood women.
Jess Franco's early eighties period when he returned to his native Spain unfettered by the censorship of the Franco regime and given creative freedom by a company with more money than production know-how lead to a series of slick and erotic works showing the director at his most experimental. NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND DESIRES is a riff on film noir incorporating elements of mind control and stage acts from his earlier filmography including works like LORNA THE EXORCIST, SUCCUBUS, NIGHTMARES COME AT NIGHT, and THE DIABOLICAL DR. Z. Lina Romay stars.