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29 May 2019

Kino Lorber conjures THE NIGHTCOMERS (review)

Marlon Brando and Stephanie Beacham star in Michael Winner's THE NIGHTCOMERS, a sleazy prequel to the exquisite ghost story "The Turn of the Screw" in which a pair of servants in a country house warp the minds of two innocent children.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE NIGHTCOMERS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Michael Winner
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger
  • Introduction by director Michael Winner
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

28 May 2019

Code Red rises JUST BEFORE DAWN (review)

Four twenty-somethings go up into the woods and are in for a big surprise in the eighties slasher classic JUST BEFORE DAWN.  George Kennedy, Gregg Henry, Jamie Rose, Chris Lemmon, Ralph Seymour, and Deborah Benson star.

REVIEW LINK: Code Red Releasing (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

JUST BEFORE DAWN Blu-ray specs:
  • American Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • International Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Interview with actor Gregg Henry
  • Interview with actress Jamie Rose
  • Interview with actor Chris Lemmon
  • Interview with producer David Sheldon
  • "Lions, Tigers, and Inbred Twins" making-of restrospective
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Reversible Cover
  • Slipcover

Umbrella Entertainment gets hairy with THE HOWLING COLLECTION (review)

Umbrella Entertainment gets hairy with THE HOWLING COLLECTION four-disc set.  In HOWLING III: THE MARSUPIALS, an American anthropologist discovers a new breed of werewolf down under.  In HOWLING IV: THE ORIGINAL NIGHTMARE, an author has a nervous breakdown and gets away to the countryside with her husband only to discover something sinister lurking in the woods.  In HOWLING V: THE REBIRTH, a group of American and British tourists in Hungary are handpicked to explore an ancient castle, but they are not alone... In HOWLING VI: THE FREAKS, a wandering young man settles down in a California town around the same time that a mysterious carnival sets up shop and a series of brutal murders starts.

REVIEW LINK: Umbrella Entertainment (AUS) Region 0 NTSC/PAL (DVD Drive-in)

THE HOWLING COLLECTION DVD specs:
  • Howling III: The Marsupials (NTSC):
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (NTSC):
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Howling V: The Rebirth (NTSC):
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.42:1 fullscreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Howling VI: The Freaks (PAL):
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Umbrella Entertainment hires PLUGG (review)

When a politician hires a PI firm to investigate a brothel for his community standards-concerned wife, the firm sends out their worst trainee detective in the Ozploitation comedy PLUGG from director Terry Bourke (LADY STAY DEAD).

REVIEW LINK: Umbrella Entertainment (AUS) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVD Drive-in)

PLUGG DVD specs:
  • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Theatrical Trailer

Scream Factory falls for THE SEDUCTION (review)

Morgan Fairchild is an up and coming news anchor who finds unwanted attention from an obsessive fan (Andrew Stevens).  The law cannot help her unless she is physically threatened.  She tries to resist sinking down to his level until she has nothing else to lose.  Michael Sarrazin, Vince Edwards, Kevin Brophy, and Colleen Camp co-star.

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

THE SEDUCTION Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director David Schmoeller and producers Bruce Cohn Curtis and Irwin Yablans
  • Interview with actress Morgan Fairchild
  • Interview with actor Andrew Stevens
  • Interview with producer Bruce Cohn Curtis
  • "Remembering THE SEDUCTION" featurette with director David Schmoeller, producers Irwin Yablans and Bruce Cohn Curtis, associate producer Tom Curtis, and actors Colleen Camp and Kevin Brophy
  • "THE SEDUCTION and the Law" featurette with producer Bruce Cohn Curtis, director David Schmoeller, and LAPD Threat Management's Martha Defoe
  • Locations featurette with producer Bruce Cohn Curtis and location manager Charles Newirth
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Still Gallery

22 May 2019

Kino Lorber strives for A DELICATE BALANCE (Review)

Katherine Hepburn and Paul Scofield play a New England couple whose household is invaded by a thrice-divorced daughter, an alcholic sister, and two family friends who inexplicably move in and refuse to leave.  Lee Remick, Kate Reid, Joseph Cotten, and Betsy Blair co-star.  Based on a play by Edward Albee and directed by Tony Richardson.

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

A DELICATE BALANCE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Interview with screenwriter Edward Albee
  • Interview with cinematographer David Watkin
  • Interview with producer Edie Landau
  • "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera" introduction
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • American Film Theatre Trailers 

Eureka Classics investigates THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS (review)

Omar Sharif plays a German intelligence officer who investigates the murder of a prostitute in Nazi-occupied Poland and finds as his chief suspects three high-ranking generals who he follows to Paris where another similar sex murder occurs.  Peter O'Toole, Tom Courteney, Donald Pleasance, Joanna Pettet, Christopher Plummer, and Phlippe Noiret star.

REVIEW LINK: Eureka Classics (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Scott Harrison
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing by author Scott Harrison (first 2000 copies)

21 May 2019

Unearthed Films documents A RECORD OF SWEET MURDER (review)

A young reporter is promised an exclusive from a childhood classmate who broke out of an institution and murdered eighteen people.  With a cameraman, she meets her friend in an abandoned apartment building where he reveals that he has in fact killed twenty-five people and needs two more for his divine mission.

REVIEW LINK: Unearthed Films/MVD Visual (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

A RECORD OF SWEET MURDER Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • Japanese LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers

Cleopatra Films joins THE 27 CLUB (Review)

A documentary filmmaker and a fame-pursuing singer explore the urban legend of The 27 Club which has claimed the lives of several of the world's greatest musical stars and may be looking for a new member.  Featuring music by Todd Rundgren, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross.


REVIEW LINK: Cleopatra Films (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD/CD Combo (DVDCompare)

THE 27 CLUB Blu-ray/DVD/CD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Interview with actress Maddisyn Carter
  • Interview with actor Derrick Denicola
  • Slideshow
  • Trailer
  • More from Cleopatra Entertainment
  • CD Soundtrack (19 tracks)
  • Slipcover

Arrow Video unmasks a DOUBLE FACE (Review)

After John discovers that his wife is having an affair with another woman, she dies in a mysterious car accident.  Soon after, John sees a woman in stag film he believes to be his dead wife.  Is she seeking revenge from beyond the grave or is someone setting him up?  Klaus Kinski and Margaret Lee star in this thriller from Riccardo Freda.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (US) Region A/B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

DOUBLE FACE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian LPCM 1.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the English track and English subtitles for the Italian track
  • Audio Commentary by Video Watchdog's Tim Lucas
  • "The Many Faces of Nora Orlandi" new appreciation by musician and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon
  • "7 Notes of Murder" interview with composer Nora Orlandi
  • "The Terrifying Dr. Freda" video essay on Riccardo Freda’s gialli by author and critic Amy Simmons
  • Image Galleries:
    • German Pressbook
    • German Lobby Cards
    • Italian Cineromanzo
  • English Theatrical Trailer
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell

Arrow Video gets TRAPPED ALIVE (review)

Two young women out for a Christmas bash run into three escaped criminals and crash through the snow into an old mine that is not as abandoned as they believe in this Wisconsin-lensed eighties horror film.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (US) Region A/B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

TRAPPED ALIVE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Leszek Burzynski, moderated by Joe Rudin
  • Audio Commentary by special effects artist Hank Carlson and horror writer Josh Hadley
  • Audio Commentary by The Hysteria Continues (Justin Kerswell, Joseph Henson, Nathan Johnson, and Erik Threlfall)
  • "There’s EVIL Underground…" making-of documentary featuring director Leszek Burzynski, cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, production manager Alexandra Reed, and actors Alex Kubik and Sullivan Hester
  • Interview with effects artist Hank Carlson
  • "Upper Michigan Tonight" 1988 television documentary on Windsor Lake Studios featuring footage from behind the scenes of "Trapped Alive" and contemporary interviews with director Leszek Burzynski, producer Christopher Webster, and production designer Brian Savegar
  • "Leszek Burzynski: The Early Years" the director discusses his early forays into genre movie-making
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn. 
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: a collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Zack Carlson.

17 May 2019

Kino Lorber and American Film Theatre transform RHINOCEROS (review)

Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel star in the American Film Theatre adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's absurdist play in which New York is overrun by people who inexplicably transform into rhinoceri.  Karen Black also stars.  Directed by Tom O'Horgan who staged the Broadway version of HAIR!

REVIEW LINK: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

RHINOCEROS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Interview with director Tom O'Horgan
  • Interview with producer Edie Landau
  • Vintage Introduction by Ely Landau
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • American Film Theatre Trailers

Severin Films witnesses THE UNCANNY (review)

Peter Cushing tells Ray Milland three tails of feline terror in the Canadian/British horror anthology THE UNCANNY.  First, a maid and her lover conspire to claim the fortune of an invalid who has left her entire fortune to her cats; then, an orphaned girl seeks vengeance against her tormenters when her cat turns out to be a witch's familiar, and finally a Hollywood horror star and his lover murder his wife but find getting rid of her cat a more deadly endeavor.  Donald Pleasance, Susan Penhaligo, and Samantha Eggar star.

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

THE UNCANNY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "The Cat's Victim" interview with actress Susan Penhaligon
  • Theatrical Trailer

Scorpion Releasing forges an IRON WARRIOR (Review)

Miles O'Keeffe is Ator the Fighting Eagle who must save a princess from the blade of the IRON WARRIOR in this Italian sword and sorcery cult epic.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

IRON WARRIOR Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers

Vinegar Syndrome shows off SKIN-FLICKS (review)

DEEP THROAT director Gerard Damiano takes a grim look at his own business in SKIN-FLICKS as a porn director seeks meaning and significance from his latest work and a young actress struggles to separate love from lust.  Sharon Mitchell and Jamie Gillis star.

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

SKIN-FLICKS Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Feature-length audio interview with actress Sharon Mitchell
  • Audio Commentary by Diabolique Magazine's Samm Deighan and Mondo Heather's Heather Drain
  • Reversible Cover

Code Red peers into a BLACKOUT (review)

A storm is coming to Manhattan and the massive power failure leads to looting and the escape of four madmen (including Robert Carradine) who invade an apartment highrise and terrorize the residents.  Jim Mitchum, Belinda J. Montgomery, June Allyson, Jean-Pierre Aumont, and Ray Milland also star in this Canadian/French co-production.

REVIEW LINK: Code Red Releasing (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

BLACKOUT Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Audio Commentary by actress Belinda J. Montgomery, moderated by William Olsen and Damon Packard
  • Introduction and interview with actor Robert Carradine
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Previews

Intervision gets pulverzied by MASKED MUTILATOR (review)

A group home for troubled youths run by an ex-wrestler who killed an opponent in the ring is suddenly beset by a series of brutal murders.  Shot in 1994 but unfinished until 2018.

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

MASKED MUTILATOR Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Audio Commentary by writer Dale Schneck, and actors Tom Taylor, Paul Sutt, Steve Mittman, and Jim “The Tank” Dorsey
  • "You See Me Sweatin’?" interview with actor Tom Taylor
  • "Slice the Pretty Boy" interview with actor/FX artist Paul Sutt
  • "Scissors, Tape & Paste" interview with co-writer/co-executive producer Ed Polgardy
  • "Don’t Believe That, Folks" interview with co-writer/executive producer Dale Schneck
  • Audition Tapes
  • Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Tom Taylor

13 May 2019

Bluebell Films circles LA RONDE (review)

Anton Walbrook leads Simone Signoret, Simon Simon, and Serge Reggiani among others on a chain of romantic encounters around turn-of-the-century Vienna in Max Ophuls' "immoral" treatment of the Arthur Schnitzler play.

REVIEW LINK: Bluebell Films (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

LA RONDE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-2 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery

Masters of Cinema peeks in on THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (review)

When his wife and kids go out of town, a mild-mannered professor takes a risk and escorts a beautiful young woman home and finds himself pulled into a nightmare of murder and blackmail.  Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett star in this film noir from Fritz Lang.

REVIEW LINK: Eureka Video (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 mono
  • Optional English HoH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Imogen Sara Smith
  • "Trapped: The Woman in the Window" video essay by David Cairns
  • Theatrical Trailer

Mondo Macabro trails EMANUELLE IN AMERICA (review)

Laura Gemser is the globe-hopping photojournalist and fashion photographer Emanuelle who goes on a series of adventures documenting a gunrunner's harem, the orgies of an aristocratic art smuggler, a club for wealthy single women in search of young men, a corrupt politician, and a snuff ring (effects by ZOMBIE's Giannetto de Rossi) in EMANUELLE IN AMERICA from Joe D'Amato.


REVIEW LINK: Mondo Macabro (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

EMANUELLE IN AMERICA Blu-ray specs:
  • Limited numbered edition of 1,500 copies
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Cinema Arcana's Bruce Holecheck and Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson
  • "Joe D'Amato Totally Uncut: The Erotic Experience" documentary
  • "Emmanuelle: From 2 M's to One: The Story of Emmanuelle" video essay by author David Flint
  • More from Mondo Macabro
  • Reversible cover with new art on each side by Justin Coffee and Silver Ferox
  • Booklet featuring a brand new essay on the film by Heather Drain
  • Set of postcards

08 May 2019

Garagehouse Pictures spars with SUPERCOCK (Review)

Ross Hagen plays an American cowboy who brings his champion rooster Friendly to Manila for the Cockfighting Olympics.  The gangster behind the event, however, is not planning to lose and sends his thugs and his sexy secretary (Nancy Kwan) to try to get ahold of his cock in this seventies comic thriller.

REVIEW LINK: Garagehouse Pictures (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

SUPERCOCK Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Audio Commentary by filmmaker Fred Olen Ray
  • Audio Interview with actor Ross Hagen conducted by Mike Malloy
  • Garagehouse Pictures Trailers

Umbrella Entertainment rebirths HOWLING III: THE MARSUPIALS (review)

Just when you thought it was safe to go Down Under, werewolves are throwing more than just shrimp on barbie as the American government travels to Australia to hunt down a species of werewolves with marsupial pouches before they can crossbreed with a Russian species.

REVIEW LINK: Umbrella Entertainment (AUS) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

HOWLING III: THE MARSUPIALS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English HoH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Philippe Mora (from 2003 DVD)
  • Audio Commentary by director Philippe Mora, moderated by filmmaker Jamie Blanks
  • "Colonial Lycanthropy" an interview with writer/director Philippe Mora
  • Vintage Interviews from "Not Quite Hollywood" with writer/director Philippe Mora and effects supervisor Bob McCarron
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 3 Video Trailers
  • U.S. TV Spot
  • Poster Gallery
  • Easter Egg
  • Reversible Cover

Arrow Video attends THE GRAND DUEL (Review)

Lee Van Cleef plays a disgraced sheriff on the trail of a man wrongfully accused of murder by the corrupt Saxon brothers and being hunted down by vicious bounty hunters.  Horst Frank (THE HEAD) also stars, with music by Luis Bacalov (later used in DJANGO UNCHAINED) and gorgeous photography by Mario Vulpiani (CASTLE FREAK).

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (US) Region A/B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)*

THE GRAND DUEL Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian LPCM 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the English dub and English subtitles for the Italian dub
  • Audio Commentary by film critic, historian and theorist Stephen Prince
  • "An Unconventional Western" interview with director Giancarlo Santi
  • "The Last of the Great Westerns" interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • "Cowboy by Chance" interview with actor Alberto Dentice AKA Peter O'Brien
  • "Out of the Box" interview with producer Ettore Rosboch
  • "The Day of the Big Showdown" interview with assistant director Harald Buggenig
  • "Saxon City Showdown" video appreciation by academic Austin Fisher
  • "Two Different Duels" comparison of the original Italian version and the longer German version
  • "Game Over" 1984 short sci-fi film directed by Bernard Villiot and starring Marc Mazza
  • "Marc Mazza: Who was the Rider on the Rain?" documentary by Mike Malloy
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • International Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Galleries:
    • Stills
    • Posters and Lobby Cards
    • Super 8, Home Video and Soundtrack Covers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin.
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kevin Grant and original reviews.

*The American edition of this Blu-ray plays on both Region A and B machines.  Do note, however, that the British edition from Arrow is cut by five seconds.

06 May 2019

Retro Afrika Bioscope rescues HOSTAGE (Review)

A blackmail ring decides to expand into the drug trade and tries to force a warehouse owner into working with them.  When he refuses, they try to blackmail him.  When they take him hostage, he gets even in this Apartheid-era South African thriller.

REVIEW LINK: Indiepix (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD-R (DVDCompare)

HOSTAGE DVD-R specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • Zulu Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Burnt-in English Subtitles
  • Trailer

05 May 2019

Indiepix and Retro Afrika Bioscope rescue a RICH GIRL (Review)

A bodyguard falls for his client when he is hired to protect a RICH GIRL from harm in this eighties South African action flick.

REVIEW LINK: Indiepix (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD-R (DVDCompare)

RICH GIRL DVD-R specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • Zulu Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Burnt-in English Subtitles
  • Trailer

Indiepix and Retro Afrika Bioscope present ISIBOSHWA (review)

Three teenage boys on a camping trip must band together and courageously face a sinister interloper in the South African coming-of-age tale ISIBOSHWA.

REVIEW LINK: Indiepix (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD-R (DVDCompare)

ISIBOSHWA DVD-R specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • Zulu Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Burnt-in English Subtitles
  • Trailer

Paramount reveals WHAT MEN WANT (review)

When high-powered sports agent Ali Davis is passed over for partnership at her agency, she is told that she does not connect with men.  After visit to a psychic hairdreser and a concussion, Ali suddenly can hear men's thoughts and decides to use it to her advantage.  Taraji P. Henson and Tracy Morgan star.

REVIEW LINK: Paramount (US) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

WHAT MEN WANT Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 and English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 5.1, 
    • French, German, and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Audio Commentary by director Adam Shankman
      Deleted & Extended Scenes with introductions by director Adam Shankman
    • Gag Reel with introduction by director Adam Shankman
    • Featurettes:
      • "The Dream Team"
      • "Flipping the Narrative"
      • "What Do Men Want?"
      • "Poker Night"
      • "Ali + Athletes
    • "Sister Spills the Tea" Infomercial
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 widescreen
    • English, Engish Descriptive Audio, French, and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Optional English HoH, Cantonese, French, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mandarin (Traditional), and Spanish subtitles
  • Digital Code

01 May 2019

Mondo Macabro dreams up THE DEVIL'S NIGHTMARE (review)

Seven guests from a Rhineland tour bus must stay the night in a creepy castle where they will fall victim to a succubus who uses her body to deliver the souls of sinners to the devil in this Belgian/Italian co-production starring Erika Blanc and Jean Servais.

REVIEW LINK: Mondo Macabro (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

THE DEVIL'S NIGHTMARE Blu-ray specs:
  • English Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
    • English LPCM 1.0 mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
  • French Version: 
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
    • French LPCM 1.0 mono
    • Forced English Subtitles
  • Interview with director Jean Brismée
  • Interview with assistant director Robert Lombaerts
  • Interview with avant-garde filmmaker Roland Lethem
  • Two US Theatrical Trailers
  • US TV Spot
  • British Theatrical Trailer
  • More from Mondo Macabro

Severin Films avenges EMANUELLE AND FRANCOISE (Review)

When her sister Francoise commits suicide after being rejected by her abusive lover, reporter Emanuelle hunts him down and traps him behind a two-way mirror and drives him insane with a combination of sex and drugs in Joe D'Amato's remake of the Greek sexploitation film THE WILD PUSSYCAT.

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

EMANUELLE AND FRANCOISE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH (for English dub) and English (for Itailan dub) subtitles
  • "Three Women and a Mirror" interview with actress Maria Rosaria Riuzzi
  • "The Other Side of the Mirror" interview with actor George Eastman
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  • German Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover

Severin Films mounts an ESCAPE FROM WOMEN'S PRISON (review)

Four escapees from a women's penitentiary lose their getaway drive and end up taking a busload of women's tennis players hostage and hide out on a country estate as the police close in.

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

ESCAPE FROM WOMEN'S PRISON Blu-ray specs:
  • U.S. Theatrical Version (83 minutes):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Italian Version (94 minutes):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
  • "Of Freedom, Sex and Violence" interview with director Giovanni Brusadori
  • Theatrical Trailer (3:37)

Severin Films reheats DEATH WARMED UP (review)

A mad doctor's experiments to extend life beyond the limits of death results in an army of cryogenically-frozen madmen in this New Zealand slice of eighties Ozploitation.

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

DEATH WARMED UP Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director David Blyth and writer Michael Heath
  • Interview with director David Blyth and writer Michael Heath
  • Interview with actor David Letch
  • Longer New Zealand 4:3 VHS Cut of the Film
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes with optional commentary by director David Blyth and writer Michael Heath
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Japanese and Australian VHS Trailers
  • TV Spot
  • Photo Gallery
  • Easter Egg
  • Reversible Cover


Scorpion Releasing shakes down BUCKTOWN (review)

Fred Williamson and Pam Grier team up when corrupt cops shake down local businesses in BUCKTOWN; however, they soon discover that their partners are just as bad and out to betray them.  Tony King and Carl Weathers also star.

REVIEW LINK: Scorpion Releasing (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

BUCKTOWN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Interviews:
    • actor Fred Williamson 
    • actor Tony King
    • director Arthur Marks
    • editor George Folsey
  • Trailers

Second Run celebrates EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY (review)

A custody dispute becomes a full-blown hostage situation in the tragicomic domestic drama EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY from the director of AFERIM! and SCARRED HEARTS.

REVIEW LINK: Second Run (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • Romanian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Interview with director Radu Jude
  • Short Films:
    • The Tube in a Hat (2006)
    • Alexandra (2007)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Booklet by critic Carmen Gray
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