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29 November 2019

Vinegar Syndrome encounters SPOOKIES (review)

Nine friends are about to become "twisted souls" when they stumble across an abandoned mansion where lurks a sorcerer who uses human sacrifices to resurrect his bride in the eighties creature feature SPOOKIES.

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

SPOOKIES Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One - The Film:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono 
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • 2015 Alamo Drafthouse Introductions:
      • co-director Thomas Doran
      • co-writer/producer Frank M. Farel
    • Q&A from a 2015 Hudson Horror Show screening with actor Peter Iasillo, actor Anthony Valbiro, and production assistant Tom Sciacca
    • Archival Locations featurette with actor Peter Iasillo
    • Pinreel Outtakes and Bloopers
    • Behind the Scenes Still Gallery
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Disc Two - Extras:
    • "Twisted Tales: The Unmaking of Spookies" documentary by film historian Michael Gingold and filmmaker Glen Baisley (100 minutes)
      • Audio Commentary by film historian Michael Gingold and filmmaker Glen Baisley
      • Deleted Scenes
    • "VIPCO - The Untold Story" documentary on the notorious UK home video label (132 minutes)
      • Extended interview with VIPCO founder Michael Lee
      • Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • Limited Slipcover

Vinegar Syndrome enrolls in VICE ACADEMY (review)

Ginger Lynn Allen and Linnea Quigley keep you "up all night" in the late night cable favorites VICE ACADEMY 1-3 in which sexy vice squad graduates take on crime and lust.  From the director of HOBGOBLINS.

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

VICE ACADEMY 1-3 Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One:
    • Vice Squad (1989):
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by director Rick Sloane
    • "Going Undercover" interview with actress Ginger Lynn Allen
    • "Head of the Class" interview with actress Linnea Quigley
  • Disc Two:
    • Vice Squad 2 (1990):
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • Audio Comentary by director Rick Sloane
    • Vice Squad 3 (1991):
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by director Rick Sloane
  • Reversible Cover
  • Foldout Poster
  • Bottom-loading collector's slipcase

Vinegar Syndrome rises for a SAVAGE DAWN (Review)

Lance Henriksen rides into town and takes on "savage" bikers in the eighties action/sixties biker flic hybrid SAVAGE DAWN.  George Kennedy, Karen Black, William Forsythe, and Claudia Udy also star.

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

SAVAGE DAWN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Simon Nuchtern
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • Foldout Poster
  • Bottom-loading collector's slipcase

Arrow Video USA thumbs a ride for a HITCH HIKE TO HELL (Blu-ray)

Runaways are not safe when a killer takes them on a HITCH HIKE TO HELL in this seventies psycho thriller from Box Office International.  Russell Johnson, The Professor from GILLIGAN’S ISLAND, investigates.

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

HITCH HIKE TO HELL Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen and 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen versions
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "Of Monsters and Morality: The Strange Cinema of Irvin Berwick" appreciation by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower
  • "Road to Nowhere: Hitchhiking Culture Goes to Hell" video essay by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas exploring the dark side of hitch-hiking in the real world and on the screen
  • "Nancy Adams on the Road" interview with the singer
  • "Lovin' on My Mind" Original Song Version
  • "Lovin' on My Mind" Opening Titles witht the original recording
  • Theatrical Trailer - 1.33:1 and 1.85:1 Versions
  • BD-Rom: Original Pressbook (.pdf)
  • Reversible cover featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil.
  • The first pressing includes a collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Heather Drain

25 November 2019

Severin Films rescues GWENDOLINE (review)

The director of EMMANUELLE and THE STORY OF O goes a little softer for this big screen comic book adventure in which convent girl Gwendoline arrives in Hong Kong in search of her archaeologist father and needs the wiles of her maid Beth and the brawn of hunky smuggler Willard to face a variety of challenges from a jungle tribe to a lost city of warrior women.  Tawny Kitaen, Brent Huff, and Zibou star.

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

GWENDOLINE Blu-ray specs:
  • International Version (104 minutes):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
    • French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles (for the English track) and English Subtitles (for the French track)
    • Audio Commentary by director Just Jaeckin
    • Audio Commentary by actors Tawny Kitaen and Brent Huff
  • U.S. Version (88 minutes)
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English subtitles (for Chinese dialogue on the English track)
  • “The Butterfly Effect” 2019 interview with director Just Jaeckin
  • “Bondage Paradise” interviews with costume & concept designers & comic book artists François Schuiten and Claude Renard
  • “The Perils of Production” interview with executive production Jean-Claude Fleury
  • “Gwendoline’s Travels” interview with production designer Françoise Deleu
  • Blu-Ray Promos with stars Tawny Kitaen & Brent Huff
  • “The Last Temptation of Just” 2006 interview with director Just Jaeckin
  • Dr. Kinsey audio interview with John Willie, creator of “Sweet Gwendoline”
  • Tawny Kitaen Photospread for French LUI Magazine
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • French Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover

Also available directly from Severin Films with a limited edition slipcover (and set of six lobby cards while supplies last) or in The Yik Yak Bundle with slipcover, six lobby cards, T-shirt, and enamel pins, the 100 copy SIGNED Yik Yak Bundle, the 200 copy The Perils Of Gwendoline & The Boys Bundle with slipcover, lobby cards, T-shirt, enamel pins, and Blu-ray of The Boys Next Door, or the Gwendoline/The Boys Next Door Blu-ray Bundle.

Mondo Macabro nets WOMAN CHASING THE BUTTERFLY OF DEATH (review)

A young student develops a death wish when he becomes the unwilling participant in an attempted murder-suicide pact and then becomes embroiled in a series of macabre and unpredictable events involving mysticism, the supernatural, and severed heads in this Korean oddity from the director of THE HOUSEMAID.

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

WOMAN CHASING THE BUTTERFLY OF DEATH Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by What's Korean Cinema? podcasters Kenneth Brorsson and Paul Quinn
  • Interview with critic Darcy Paquet
  • Interview with actress Lee Hwa-si
  • Interview with producer Jeong Jim-Woo
  • Interview with cinematographer Koo Jong-mo
  • More from Mondo Macabro

23 November 2019

Masters of Cinema has A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (review)

Rod Steiger and James Coburn face the Mexican army with just A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE in Sergio Leone's fifth and final epic western in which a Mexican bandit and an Irish revolutionary become embroiled in the Mexican Revolution.

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

A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One - MGM Restoration:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English HoH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Sir Christopher Frayling
    • “Kim Newman on A Fistful of Dynamite” interview
    • “Austin Fisher on A Fistful of Dynamite” interview
    • “The Myth of Revolution” interview with film historian Sir Christopher Frayling
    • “Restoration Italian Style” interview with MGM head archivist John Kirk
    • Radio Spots
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Disc Two - Cineteca di Bolognia Restoration:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo and English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles for the Italian track and English HoH Subtitles for the English track
    • “Sergio Donati Remembers” screenwriter interview
    • “Sorting Out the Versions” analysis of the American theatrical cut and restored version
    • “Once Upon a Time in Italy” Autry National Center Museum of the American West Sergio Leone Exhibit
    • Location Comparisons
    • Still Galleries:
      • “Filming Giù la testa
      • Giù la testa Colour Stills”
      • Giù la testa in Pictures”
      • “Promoting Giù la testa
  • Limited Edition (3000 Copies) Hardbound Slipcase and 60-page perfect bound collector’s book featuring new writing on the film by Simon Ward and western authority Howard Hughes; a new interview with poster designer Robert E. McGinnis; and a selection of rare archival imagery.

20 November 2019

Kino Lorber extends OUR HOSPITALITY (Review)

The feud between the Canfields and the McKays has been long dormant until young Willie McKay comes to town after learning that he has inherited his late father's property.  Not only are the two Canfield brothers trying to kill him, he has fallen in love with their sister in this feature-length comedy from Buster Keaton.

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

OUR HOSPITALITY Blu-ray specs:
  • New 2K restoration from Lobster Films and the Museum of Modern Art
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • New Robert Israel score in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Farran Smith Nehme and Imogen Sara Smith
  • "Un duel à mort [A Duel to the Death]" 1947 short film starring Buster Keaton
  • "The Iron Mule" 1925 short film starring Al St. John
  • "A Presentation of Our Hospitality" by Serge Bromberg
  • "Scoring for Buster" a two-part documentary on the recording of Robert Israel's score
  • Reversible cover
  • Booklet essay by Jeffrey Vance

19 November 2019

Lionsgate bids THE FAREWELL (review)

"Based on an atual lie," THE FAREWELL depicts the emotional turmoil of a Chinese family when one of them is diagnosed with terminal cancer, including the Chinese-American granddaughter who has doubts about the family's decision not to tell her grandmother and instead gather for one last reunion under the guise of a wedding.

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

THE FAREWELL Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • Mandarin/English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director Lulu Wang and director of photography Anna Franquesa-Solano
  • "Nothing But the Truth: Confessions of a Writer/Director" interview with writer/director Lulu Wang
  • "Going Home: A Conversation with Awkwafina" interview
  • Deleted Scenes

13 November 2019

Masters of Cinema sails THE AFRICAN QUEEN (review)

A British missionary and a Canadian tugboat captain brave the African rivers when war breaks out and the German army is on their tail as they concoct a plan to blow up a German gunboat in John Huston's classic THE AFRICAN QUEEN on Blu-ray in a stunning 4K restoration.  Humprhey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn star.

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

THE AFRICAN QUEEN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by cinematographer Jack Cardiff
  • Isolated Music & Effects track (In LPCM 2.0 Mono)
  • Audio recording of the Guardian interview with John Huston at the National Film Theatre in 1981
  • Interview with critic Kim Newman
  • Interview with film historian Neil Sinyard
  • Audio recording of an on-stage NFT discussion about the film with Anjelica Huston and script supervisor Angela Allen from 2010
  • Interview with co-screenwriter Peter Viertel, author of White Hunter, Black Heart, by filmmaker Michael Scheingraber
  • "Embracing Chaos: Making The African Queen" documentary
  • Lux Radio Theater adaptation from 1952 with Humphrey Bogart and Greer Garson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • The first 3,000 copies come with a limited edition hardbound case and a 60-page perfect bound featuring archival writing on the film.
     

Eureka Video paper trains CUJO (review)

E.T.'s Dee Wallace and WHO'S THE BOSS?'s Danny Pintauro face off against a rabid St. Bernard in the screen adaptation of Stephen King's novel CUJO.

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

CUJO 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 Lee Gambin, author of "Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making of Cujo“
  • Interviews:
    • actress Dee Wallace
    • composer Charles Bernstein
    • stuntman Gary Morgan
    • stuntwoman Jean Coulter
    • casting director Marcia Ross
    • visual effects artist Kathie Lawrence
    • special effects designer Robert Clark
    • dog trainer Teresa Miller
  • "Dog Days: The Making of Cujo" 2007 documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot #1
  • TV Spot #2

Scream Factory faces off with THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (review)

A pair of French and American war buddies discover that the son of their late British friend has fallen in with Satanists and is to be inducted into a cult in Black Mass attended by Satan himself.  They pit magic against magic in an attempt to save his soul in this Hammer classic.

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

THE DEVIL RIDES OUT Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen transfers of the U.S. version from the Fox interpositive featuring the original visual effects and the U.K. version from the Studio Canal restoration featuring new visual effects
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by stars Christopher Lee and Sarah Lawson; moderated by Hammer historian Marcus Hearn
  • Audio Commentary by author / film historian Steve Haberman, filmmaker / film historian Constantine Nasr, and author / screenwriter Richard Christian Matheson
  • "Satanic Shocks: Kim Newman Recalls The Devil Rides Out" interview
  • "Folk Horror Goes Haywire" interview with author / film historian Jonathan Rigby
  • "Black Magic: The Making of The Devil Rides Out" documentary
  • "Dennis Wheatley at Hammer" featurette
  • "The World of Hammer: Hammer" 1990 TV episode
  • U.K. and U.S. Theatrical Trailers
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible Cover

Vinegar Syndrome gets slashed by UNMASKED PART 25 (review)

After slashing his way through tons of camp counselors in America, disfigured, hockey mask-wearing serial killer Jackson returns to London where he questions the point of killing after meeting a beautiful blind girl.  Her obnoxious friends, however, make it increasingly difficult for him to contain his homicidal urges in this eighties slasher comedy.

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

UNMASKED PART 25 Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.66:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Anders Palm, moderated by journalist David Flint
  • Audio Commentary by producer Mark Cutforth, moderated by Peter Kuplowsky and Justin Decloux of Laser Blast Film Society
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
The first 2,000 copies ordered directly from
come with a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.

09 November 2019

Masters of Cinema reanimates DER GOLEM (review)

Fearing persecution from the Emperor of Prague, Rabbi Loew constructs a humanoid warrior to be brought to life though occult powers in order to defend the Jewish people.  Such supernatural dealings, of course, come with a catch; in this case, a very destructive one in this German Expressionist horror classic.

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

DER GOLEM Blu-ray specs:
  • German Version (76 minutes):
    • Stephen Horne score DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
      Lukasz "Wudec" Poleszak score DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
      Admir Shkurtja score DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo 
    • English subtitles for German intertitles
  • American Version (59 minutes):
    • Cordula Heth score DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Audio Commentary on the German Version by film historian Scott Harrison
  • "Golem Time" video essay by critic David Cairns and unbilled Anne Billson
  • "Where Are the Jewish Horror Films" video essay by filmmaker Jon Spira
  • "The Kingdom of Ghosts: Paul Wegener’s The Golem and the Expressionist Tradition" audio essay by film historian R Dixon Smith
  • Split-scren restoration comparison between the 1995 and 2018 restorations
  • Comes with a collector's booklet featuring reprints of illustrations from the original 1915 novel and essays by Philip Kemp and Scott Harrison
  • The first 2,000 copies come with a limited o-card slipcase.

Kino Lorber bets THE QUEEN OF SPADES (review)

A poor Russian soldier learns of a wealthy old countess who sold her soul to learn the secret of the cards to amass great wealth at the gambling table and endeavors to learn the secret even at the cost of his own damnation in this British supernatural classic based on the story by Alexander Pushkin.  Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Ronald Howard, and Yvonne Mitchell star.

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

THE QUEEN OF SPADES Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen 
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by filmmaker Nick Pinkerton
  • Introduction by filmmaker Martin Scorsese
  • An Analysis by film critic/author Philip Horne
  • 1951 Audio Interview with director Thorold Dickinson at the British Federation of Film Societies
  • 1968 Audio Screening Introduction by director Thorold Dickinson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

07 November 2019

Strand Releasing celebrates YOMEDDINE (review)

Having been left at a leper colony thirty years ago as a child when the only treatment was quarantine, lonely Beshay takes to the road with his orphaned apprentice Obama in search of the family who has forgotten him in this Egyptian submission for the 2019 Academy Awards.

REVIEW LINK: Strand Releasing (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

YOMEDDINE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • Arabic Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Interview with director A.B. Shawky and producer Dina Emam
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

06 November 2019

Strand Releasing is expecting with MOM + MOM (review)

In the Italian comic drama MOM + MOM, Karole and Alessia decide they want to have a child together but the difficulties with IVF only bring out the many other resentments and insecurities about their relationship that threaten to tear them apart.

REVIEW LINK: Strand Releasing (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

MOM + MOM DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
  • Italian Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

04 November 2019

Severin Films hunts a WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS' DORMITORY (review)

No girl is safe in a Scottish reformatory school when the moon is full and a furry fanged killer is on the loose in this sixties Italian gothic chiller.

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

WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS' DORMITORY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles (for English dub) and English subtitles (for Italian dub)
  • Audio Commentary by actor Curt Lowens, moderated by film historian David Del Valle
  • "Bad Moon Rising" interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Alternate U.S. Opening
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Soundtrack CD (14 tracks) 

Vinegar Syndrome ventures BEYOND THE DOOR III (Review)

A group of American high school students sent to Yugoslavia for a field trip nearly become sacrifices in a village festival, but they are in for something worse when they hop a train that is taking them to a rendezvous with Satan in BEYOND THE DOOR III.

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

BEYOND THE DOOR III Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "Running Amok" interview with director Jeff Kwitny
  • "A Long Walk to Yugoslavia" interview with actor Bo Svenson
  • Interview with cinematographer Adolfo Bartoli
  • Reversible Cover

Severin Films gets possessed by BYLETH (Review)

Mark Damon (THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER) is an unhinged aristocrat with an unhealthy attraction to his sister and blackouts that happen whenever a killer of beautiful strikes in the sexy seventies Italian gothic BYLETH.

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

BYLETH Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • Italian and German DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles for either Italian or German audio tracks

Vinegar Syndrome roars with BERSERKER (review)

Six camping buddies have more to fear than a marauding bear when they trespass on the stomping grounds of an ancient Norse warrior in the eighties slasher film BERSERKER.

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

BERSEKER 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
  • Audio Commentary by Justin Kerswell & Joseph Henson of The Hysteria Continues!
  • Optional introduction by director Jefferson Richard
  • “A Family Affair” interview with director Jefferson Richard
  • "Beware of Bears" interview with actor Joseph Alan Johnson
  • “Valley Girl” interview with actress Shannon Engemann
  • Audio Interview with actor Mike Riley
  • Stills Gallery

Mondo Macabro plays with THE KILLER OF DOLLS (Review)

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Twenty-year-old Paul plays with dolls, but not in a healthy way in this psychosexual Spanish horror flick from the director of GRAVEYARD OF HORROR.

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

THE KILLER OF DOLLS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Diabolique Magazine editor Kat Ellinger
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Robert Monell and Rod Barnett
  • "The Doll Killer Speaks" interview with actor David Rocha
  • Interview with film historian Dr. Antonio Lázaro-Reboll:
    • Part 1 - On Spanish Horror
    • Part 2 - On The Killer of Dolls
  • Mondo Macabro Reel

Synapse Films dares to WATCH ME WHEN I KILL (review)

A cabaret dance becomes an unwitting witness to murder in the giallo WATCH ME WHEN I KILL from the director of THE BLOODSTAINED SHADOW.

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

WATCH ME WHEN I KILL Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescren
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles (for the Italian track) and English SDH (for the English dub)
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Nathaniel Thompson
  • Isolated Music-Only Track (in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono)
  • U.S. Opening Title Sequence
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • U.S. Television Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • "In Defence of Watch Me When I Kill" interview with academic Mikel Koven, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, University of Worcester
  • Three Short Films from director Antonio Bido:
    • "Danza Macabra"
    • "Mendelssohn im Judischen Museum, Berlin"
    • "Marche Funebre d'une Marionette"
  • Soundtrack CD (26 tracks) 
  • Reversible Cover

The Film Detective digs up EEGAH (review)

The hip denizens of Palm Desert, California stumble upon a modern day living caveman in the sixties schlock classic EEGAH.  Lampooned by Mystery Science Theater 3000, Svengoolie, and Elvira, EEGAH comes to Blu-ray in a 4K restoration.

REVIEW LINK: The Film Detective (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

EEGAH Blu-ray specs:
  • Limited edition of 1,500 copies
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Full "Mystery Science Theater 3000" version 
  • Interview with star Arch Hall Jr.
  • Interview with Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson

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