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08 July 2020

Masters of Cinema orchestrates a CRISS CROSS (Review)

Burt Lancaster, Yvonne de Carlo, and Dan Duryea are an infernal love triangle in a heist gone wrong in Robert Siodmak's noir masterwork CRISS CROSS (remade by Steven Soderbergh as THE UNDERNEATH).

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

CRISS CROSS Blu-ray specs: 
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Lee Gambin and actress Rutanya Alda
  • Audio Commentary by film critic Adrian Martin
  • Isolated Music and Effects Track (in LPCM 2.0)
  • "Screen Director's Playhouse" radio adaptation directed by Robert Siodmak and featuring Burt Lancaster (1949)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 31-page booklet featuring "Criss Cross: Barry Forshaw on a Key Film Noir" by Barry Forshaw, "'You Really Loved Her; You Know I Did Too’: Robert Siodmak, Doomed Romance, and the Noir" by Kat Ellinger, "Criss Cross" by Adam Batty, viewing notes, and Blu-ray credits

05 July 2020

Film Movement Classics presents a CLAUDE SAUTET AND ROMY SCHNEIDER DUO (review)

Film Movement presents two films by Claude Sautet starring Romy Schneider.  In CÉSAR ET ROSALIE, a young woman is pulled between her older boyfriend and an old flame, both of whom prove infuriating in their attempts to possess her and make her happy.  In LES CHOSES DE LA VIE, a man's life flashes before his eyes in the midst of a road accident, causing him to question his insecurities about starting a new relationship with his younger girlfriend and how he has taken his ex-wife and grown son for granted.  Remade as INTERSECTION with Richard Gere and Sharon Stone.

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

CLAUDE SAUTET AND ROMY SCHNEIDER DUO Blu-ray specs:

02 July 2020

Eureka Classics puts the bite on MR. VAMPIRE (Review)

Producer Sammo Hung introduced Chinese hopping vampires to the world with MR. VAMPIRE in which a mortitian and his bumbling assistants must stop an undead fiend who is making a meal of the village.

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

MR. VAMPIRE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • Cantonese LPCM 1.0 mono
  • English LPCM 2.0 mono (European home video dub)
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (American home video dub)
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Hong Kong film expert Frank Djeng
  • Archival interview with actor Chin Siu-Hou
  • Archival interview with actress Moon Lee
  • Archival interview with director Ricky Lau
  • Textless End Credits
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer
  • The first 2,000 copies come with a limited edition O-CARD with new artwork by Darren Wheeling and a collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jon Towlson and James Oliver

30 June 2020

Kino Lorber schemes with TARTUFFE (Review)

F.W. Murnau adapts the infamous Moliere play in which a wife tries to convince her husband that his pious friend is really a hypocrite with lust for her and a taste for the grape.  THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI's Lil Dagover and Werner Krauss star along with VARIETE's Emil Jannings.

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

TARTUFFE Blu-ray specs:
  • German Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • Robert Israel Music Score in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • German Intertitles with optional English subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
  • U.S. Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • Javier Perez De Azpeit Music Score LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • English Intertitles

28 June 2020

88 Films mounts OPERATION CONDOR (review)

Jackie Chan does Indiana Jones as an adventurer searching for lost Nazi gold in the African desert in ARMOUR OF GOD II: OPERATION CONDOR shot in Hong Kong, Spain, the Philippines, and Morocco.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

ARMOUR OF GOD II: OPERATION CONDOR Blu-ray specs:
  • Hong Kong Version (107 minutes):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • Cantonese LPCM 2.0 Mono Theatrical Mix
    • Cantonese LPCM 2.0 Stereo Surround Mix prepared for laserdisc and home video
    • Classic English Dub LPCM 2.0 Mono 
    • Audio Commentary by Hong Kong Film Experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema
  • Never-Before-Seen Extended Cut (117 minutes):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • Cantonese LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Interview with actor/stuntman Bruce Fontaine
  • Hong Kong Trailer
  • Re-Edited 2K Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • LIMITED EDITION slipcover and 52-page booklet.

Severin Films exposes THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH (review)

Sergio Martino's landmark giallo that crowned George Hilton and Edwige Fenech as the king and queen of the genre comes to Blu-ray.  Returning to Vienna with her diplomat husband, Julie Wardh finds that she has more to worry about than the attentions of a sadomasochistic ex-lover when she may be the next victim of a razor-wielding sex fiend.

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

THE STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the English dub and English subtitles for the Italian track
  • Audio Commentary with Kat Ellinger, Author of ‘All The Colors Of Sergio Martino’
  • Introduction by actor George Hilton
  • “Of Vice and Virtue” interview with director Sergio Martino
  • “Cold as Ice” interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • "Vienna Vice” interview with actor George Hilton and Italian genre historian Antonio Bruschini
  • “The No Shame Files” archival interview with actress Edwige Fenech
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • Limited Edition CD Soundtrack by Nora Orlandi (3,000 copies)

21 June 2020

Kino Lorber takes THE GREAT LEAP (review)

A stressed out Berliner discovers adventure and romance in the mountains and gets into a perilous cross-country skiing competition to win a girl in THE GREAT LEAP.

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

THE GREAT LEAP Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • Neil Brand Score DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • German Intertitles with optional English subtitles 
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Samm Deighan

Second Run embarks on a DISTANT JOURNEY (review)

During the German occupation of Czechoslovokia, a Jewish doctor marries her Aryan colleague in hopes of avoiding transport to the Terezin ghetto, but the world continues to fall apart around them in one of the earliest films about the Holocaust by Czech director and Terezin survivor Alfréd Radok.

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

DISTANT JOURNEY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • Czech/German LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Projection Booth Audio Commentary by film historians Mike White, Kat Ellinger, and Samm Deighan
  • Short Films:
    • "Butterflies Don't Live Here" by Milo Bernat (1958) 
    • "The Opening of the Wells" by Alfréd Radok (1960)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 20-page booklet featuring an essay by film critic Jonathan Owen.

18 June 2020

Severin Films becomes SATAN'S SLAVE (review)

A mourning family are menaced by demons who prey on those of weak faith in this Indonesian eighties horror film with ghosts, demons, zombies, and shamans from the director of PRIMATIVES, THE WARRIOR, and THE HUNGRY SNAKE WOMAN.

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

SATAN'S SLAVE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Indonesian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • "Satan’s Box Office" interview with producer Gope T. Samtani
  • "Indonesian Atmosphere" interview with screenwriter Imam Tantowi
  • "Satan’s Slave Obsession" audio interview with remake director Joko Anwar
  • Short films inspired by "Satan's Slave" by remake director Joko Anwar: 
    • "Jenny"
    • "Don’t Blink"

88 Films dabbles in WITCHCRAFT (review)

Linda Blair and David Hasselhoff are menaced by WITCHCRAFT in this Joe D'Amato-produced eighties horror film about a group of people stranded on an island hotel with a witch who plans to make them pay for their sins.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

WITCHCRAFT Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • “Lighting Witchcraft” interview with cinematographer Gianlorenzo Battaglia
  • “The Music of Witches” interview with composer Carlo Maria Cordio
  • “The Witch’s Mirage” interview with filmmaker Luigi Cozzi
  • “Mirages and Witchcrafts” interview with director Fabrizio Laurenti
  • “The Sound of Witchcraft” interview with sound technician Piero Parisi
  • “Return to Witchcraft: Before and After” locations then and now filmed by director Fabrizio Laurenti
  • “The Immigrant” short film (with introduction by director Fabrizio Laurenti)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • LIMITED TO THE FIRST PRESSING: Soft-touch slipcover and an 11-page collector’s booklet featuring behind the scene stills and an essay by Andrew Graves.

88 Films peers BEYOND DARKNESS (review)

A priest and his family move into a haunted Louisiana house and are victimized by the ghost of an executed child murderer in this Joe D'Amato-produced eighties horror film from the director of TROLL 2.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

BEYOND DARKNESS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Genre Experts Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • “Hammond and Hair Loss” interview with composer Carlo Maria Cordio
  • “Filmirage Memories” interview with Alessandra Lenzi, daughter of esteemed director Umberto Lenzi and Production Executive at Filmirage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • LIMITED TO THE FIRST PRESSING: Soft-touch slipcover and a 10-page booklet by film historian Chloe Leigh Taylor.

Severin Films caught in the HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND (review)

A group of dancers and their producers crash land on a mysterious island where the only other human occupant is strung up dead in a giant spider web in THE HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND.

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

HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND Blu-ray specs:
  • German Continental Version (84 minutes):
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen 
  • English and German DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles and English subtitles (for German track)
  • Alternate "It's Hot in Paradise" Nudie Version (77 minutes):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "The History of Spider Island" video essay by Prof. Dr. Marcus Stiglegger
  • Alternate Clothed Scenes
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer

Arrow Video sleeps with DREAM DEMON (review)

A British bride-to-be and an American tourist become trapped in each other's nightmares in this British horror film from the director of BAD MOON RISING.

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

DREAM DEMON Blu-ray specs:
  • Director's Cut:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Theatrical Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Optional Introduction by director Harley Cokeliss
  • Selected Scene Audio Commentary by director Harley Cokeliss and producer Paul Webster
  • "Dream Master" interview with director Harley Cokeliss
  • "A Nightmare on Eton Avenue" interview with producer Paul Webster
  • "Dreaming of Diana" interview with actress Jemma Redgrave
  • "Cold Reality" interview with actor Mark Greenstreet
  • "Sculpting the Part" interview with actor Nickolas Grace
  • "Angels and Demons" interview with actress Annabelle Lanyon
  • "Demonic Tones" interview with composer Bill Nelson
  • "Foundations of Nightmare: The Making of Dream Demon" documentary featuring on-set interviews with director Harley Cokeliss, producer Paul Webster, actors Timothy Spall, Jemma Redgrave, Kathleen Wilhoite, composer Bill Nelson and many more
  • Image Galleries:
    • Promotional
    • Behind the Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: slipcover and collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anne Billson, author of the Dream Demon novelisation, and director Harley Cokeliss, as well as reversible poster featuring exclusive newly-commissioned artwork by Christopher Shy

12 June 2020

Film Movement learns L'IMPORTANT C'EST D'AIMER (review)

A down on his luck photographer meets a failed actress on a porn set and tries to foster her talent with tragic results in Polish exile Andrzej Zulawski's first French film.  Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc, and Klaus Kinski star.

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

L'IMPORTANT C'EST D'AIMER Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • French and English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Interview with director Andrzej Zulawski
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • About Film Movement
  • Booklet by film historian Kat Ellinger

07 June 2020

Vinegar Syndrome draws PALE BLOOD (review)

When bodies of beautiful women start turning up bloodless on the streets of Los Angeles, a real vampire comes to town looking for a psychotic killer.  George Chakiris and Wings Hauser star.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region A Blu-ray/DVD Combo (DVD Drive-in)

PALE BLOOD Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "Understanding Immortality" interview with director V.V. Dachin Hsu
  • "Acting with Eggs" interview with actress Darcy DeMoss


The first 2,000 copies come with an embossed slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr. via the Vinegar Syndrome website.

Arrow Video is swept away by BLOOD TIDE (review)

A pair of honeymooners, an amateur archaeologist and his girlfriend, and a young woman are drawn to a Greek island where the locals live in fear of a mythical flesh-eating god who is about to rise again in BLOOD TIDE.  James Earl Jones, Jose Ferrer, Lila Kedrova, Martin Kove, Deborah Shelton, Mary Louise Weller, and Lydia Cornell star.

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

BLOOD TIDE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English LPCM 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by co-writer/director Richard Jeffries
  • "Swept by the Tide" interview with producer Nico Mastorakis
  • Original Trailer
  • 2020 Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mike Gingold

Severin Films breathes life into BLOOD AND FLESH (review)

The life and works along with the details of the tragic and brutal death of one of exploitation film’s masters Al Adamson are detailed by those who knew him in the documentary BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON.

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

BLOOD AND FLESH: THE REEL LIFE AND GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON Blu-ray specs:
  • Blood and Flesh: The Reel Life and Ghastly Death of Al Adamson:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English SDH, French, Portuguese, and Spanish subtitles
    • Outtakes
    • "Beyond This Earth"promo film
    • Trailer
  • The Female Bunch: 
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono, German and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH subtitles
    • "The Bunch Speaks Out" interviews with cast members Leslie McRay, Russ Tablyn, Sharyn Winters, and Mary More
    • Extended Scenes - compilation of missing shots sourced from VHS tape
    • Two Theatrical Trailers

Also included as the fourteenth disc in AL ADAMSON - THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION:

06 June 2020

Kino Lorber conjures THE 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: Kino Lorber (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE GOLEM Blu-ray specs:
  • German Version (76 minutes): 
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
    • Stephen Horne score LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • Lukasz "Wudec" Poleszak score LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • Admir Shkurtja score LPCM 2.0 Stereo 
    • English subtitles for German intertitles 
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
  • American Version (59 minutes): 
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • Cordula Heth score LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Footage Comparison between the German and U.S. versions with audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas

31 May 2020

Film Movement enrolls in ALASTAIR SIM'S SCHOOL FOR LAUGHTER (review)

The talents of British comedy treasure Alastair Sim are showcased in this four-film set.  Sim plays a dual role as the headmistress of a gang of delinquent schoolgirls and her shifty twin brother in THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN'S.  In SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS, he is a professor of the school of lifemanship who tutors a hapless young man on the art of one upsmanship.  In LAUGHTER IN PARADISE, Sim is one of four heirs who must execute a humiliating and possibly illegal task in order to collect an inheritance.  In HUE AND CRY, he is a comic strip artist who learns that his work is being used by the criminal underworld to spread plans for citywide crimes, and it is up to a gang of schoolboys to stop it.

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

ALASTAIR SIM'S SCHOOL FOR LAUGHTER Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One - The Belles of St. Trinian's:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen 
    • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
    • Interview with film historian Geoff Brown
    • Interview with Dr. Melanie Williams, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies
    • Interview with Alastair Sim's biographer Merlith McKendrick
    • Interview with Steve Chibnall, Professor of British Cinema, De Montfort University
    • "The Girls of St. Trinians" interview with surviving cast members Gillian Ferguson, Pauline Drewett, Annabelle Covey, and Diana Day
    • About Film Movement
  • Disc Two - School for Scoundrels:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen 
    • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
    • Interview with Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw
    • Interview with Terry-Thomas biographer Graham McCann
    • Interview with Stephen Potter's grandson Chris Potter
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • About Film Movement
  • Disc Three - Laughter in Paradise:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
    • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
    • About Film Movement
  • Disc Four - Hue and Cry:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
    • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
    • Interview with Steve Chibnall, Professor of British Cinema, De Montfort University
    • Location Featurette
    • About Film Movement
  • Collector's booklet with an essay by film critic Ronald Bergen

29 May 2020

Cinema Libre is on the run FROM ICELAND TO EDEN (review)

Thrown together under strange circumstances, Oli and Loa become drug couriers and lovers, but their desire to realize their more noble ambitions may lead to betrayal and a large body count in this Icelandic drama.

REVIEW LINK: Cinema Libre (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

FROM ICELAND TO EDEN DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
  • Icelandic/Norwegian/Danish Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Burnt-in English Subtitles
  • English Closed Captioning
  • Two Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

27 May 2020

Mondo Macabro seeks out AN IDEAL PLACE TO KILL (review)

Paying for their globe-hopping vacation by selling pornography, hippies Dick and Ingrid run out of gas near an isolated villa and end up in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a woman who has just killed her husband.  Irene Papas, Ray Lovelock, and Ornella Muti star.  Umberto Lenzi directs.

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

AN IDEAL PLACE TO KILL Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth and Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson
  • "Porn Smugglers" interview with director Umberto Lenzi
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • More from Mondo Macabro

Kino Lorber goes IN SEARCH OF DRACULA (review)

Christopher Lee hosts this seventies documentary that posits a link between the fictional Count Dracula and Vlad the Impaler as well as the influence of vampire lore in literature, television, and the characterization of certain sexually-motivated true life killers as figurative vampires.

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

IN SEARCH OF DRACULA Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Lee Gambin and John Harrison
  • Trailers 

25 May 2020

88 Films gives MACABRE head (review)

In Lamberto Bava's directorial debut, a woman who loses her lover in a car accident returns to the apartment she has been renting from her blind landlord after a year in a psychiatric hospital.  When she starts entertaining a mysterious lover, the blind man sets out to discover what she keeps in her padlocked freezer.  Scripted and produced by ZEDER's Pupi Avati.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

MACABRE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
  • "Don't Lose Your Head" interview with director Lamberto Bava
  • Italian Opening and Closing Credits
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • LIMITED EDITION soft-touch slipcover and booklet by Rachael Nisbet included in the first pressing.
Available directly from 88 Films.

88 Films tastes THE DEVIL'S HONEY (review)

Lucio Fulci took a stab at the erotic thriller in 1986 with THE DEVIL'S HONEY.  Jessica is involved in a sadomasochistic relationship with musician Nicky.  When Nicky dies on the operating table after an accident, she blames the doctor and abducts him with the intention of torturing and murdering him.  Brett Halsey, Corinne Clery, Blanca Marsillach, and Stefano Madia star.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

THE DEVIL'S HONEY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English and Italian LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Samm Deighan
  • "The Devil's Halsey” interview with actor Brett Halsey
  • “Wild Flower: Corinne Cléry in Italy” interview
  • “Producing Honey" interview with producer Vincenzo Salviani
  • “The Devil's Sax" interview with composer Claudio Natili
  • “Stephen Thrower on The Devil's Honey"
  • “Fulci's Honey” audio essay by film historian Troy Howarth
  • Alternate U.S. Video Opening
  • Italian Titles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • First pressing includes a limited edition soft-touch slipcover.
Available directly from 88 Films.

The Film Detective fights with a FIST OF FEAR, TOUCH OF DEATH (review)

On the eve of a Madison Square Garden tournament to name Bruce Lee's successor, rumors swirl about that his death was actually a murder because he was revealing too much about the secret and deadly martial arts in this Brucesploitation pseudo-documentary starring Fred Williamson, Aaron Banks, Ron Van Clief, and Adolph Caesar.

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

FIST OF FEAR, TOUCH OF DEATH Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "That's Brucesploitation! The Making of FIST OF FEAR, TOUCH OF DEATH" documentary
  • U.S. TV Spot
  • Mexican Theatrical Trailer
  • 6-page leaflet featuring the essay "FIST OF FEAR, TOUCH OF DEATH: An Appreciation" by Will Sloan and Justin Decloux, hosts of the Important Cinema Club podcast. 

24 May 2020

Masters of Cinema has a THROW DOWN (Review)

Johnnie To takes on Judo in this whimsical drama disguised as an action film THROW DOWN.

REVIEW LINK: Masters of Cinema/Eureka Video (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THROW DOWN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • Cantonese and English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • Audio Commentary by Hong Kong film expert Ric Meyers and Tai Seng's Frank Djeng (from 2004 DVD)
  • Interview with director Johnnie To
  • Making-of featurette
  • 8 TV Spots with Cast & Crew Interviews

Kino Lorber rides with TAZA, SON OF COCHISE (review)

Rock Hudson is the son of Cochise, torn between honoring the peace treacy with the U.S. army and winning the hand of his beloved whose father is allied to renegade Apache chief Geronimo.  A 3D Technicolor western from Douglas Sirk.

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

TAZA, SON OF COCHISE Blu-ray specs:
  • 3D and 2D versions
  • 1080p24 MVC AVC 2.00:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian David Del Valle and filmmaker C. Courtney Joyner
  • Slideshow Commentary by film historian Mike Bellew
  • 3D Theatrical Trailer

Universal Pictures takes THE PHOTOGRAPH (review)

When her photographer mother dies, Mae Morton stumbles upon a mystery with the help of an ambitious New York magazine journalist.  Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield star.

REVIEW LINK: Universal Pictures (US) Region A Blu-ray/Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

THE PHOTOGRAPH Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, French and Spanish DTS 5.1
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 Widescreen
    • English, French, and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
  • English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH, French, and Spanish subtitles
  • "Shooting The Photograph"
  • "Culture in Film"
  • "The Film Through Photographs"
  • Digital Copy Code 

18 May 2020

Eureka Classics takes aim at THE SPECIALISTS (review)

French singer Johnny Hallyday is a gunman on a mission to discovery the identities of his murdered brother in the French/Italian/German western THE SPECIALISTS from Sergio Corbucci, director of DJANGO.

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

THE SPECIALISTS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Italian, Spanish, and partial English dub LPCM 2.0 mono audio tracks
  • English subtitles for the Italian version, English subtitles for the French version, and English subtitles for the places where the incomplete English track reverts to French
  • Audio Commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox
  • "Austin Fisher on THE SPECIALIST" video appreciation
  • English-language Dubbing Script (gallery and .pdf)
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • French Theatrical Trailer
  • LIMITED EDITION: first pressing includes a slipcase and a 31-page collector’s booklet featuring film credits, the essays "Western Excess: Sergio Corbucci and The Specialists" and "Baguetti Westerns: Cowboys dans le Far-west" by Howard Hughes, as well as viewing notes and Blu-ray credits.

15 May 2020

Vinegar Syndrome investigates FORGOTTEN GIALLI: VOLUME ONE (review)

Vinegar Syndrome unearths a trio of rarities with FORGOTTEN GIALLI: VOLUME 1.  In TRAUMA, a writer stays at a lakeside inn where the lovely proprietress lives in fear of her paralyzed husband and a razor-wielding killer.  In THE KILLER IS ONE OF 13, a widow invites friends of her late husband to an isolated mansion to accuse one of them of murder, but the real killer starts narrowing down the list of suspects to keep them silent.  In THE POLICE ARE BLUNDERING IN THE DARK, photo models start vanishing on a stretch of country road on the way to Rome.  A journalist starts investigating and meets a photographer who has invented a device that can photograph human thought.

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

FORGOTTEN GIALLI: VOLUME 1 Blu-ray specs:
  • Trauma (1977):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
    • Photo Slideshow
  • The Killer is One of 13 (1973):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles 
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger
    • Photo Slideshow
  • The Police Are Blundering in the Dark (1973):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • Italian DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono 
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Essay by film historian Rachel Nisbet
    • Photo Slideshow
  • Packaged in a painstakingly crafted boxset (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to 5,000 units
Available directly from Vinegar Syndrome.

Vinegar Syndrome befriends DOLLY DEAREST (Review)

Killing is child's play, even when the killer is DOLLY DEAREST, the creepy nineties possessed doll flick starring Sam Bottoms, Denise Crosby, and Rip Torn.

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

DOLLY DEAREST Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "Playing with Dolls" interview with actress Denise Crosby
  • "Dressing the Part" interview with actor Ed Gale
  • Reversible Cover

The first 4,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome include a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.

Vinegar Syndrome walks the streets with THE ANGEL COLLECTION (review)

High school honor student by day, Hollywood hooker by night Molly walks the streets as Angel, trying to make a living while taking on serial killers, gangsters, and drug dealers in the popular eighties series from New World Pictures.

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

THE ANGEL COLLECTION Blu-ray specs:
  • Angel (1983):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • "Discovering an Angel" interview with director Robert Vincent O'Neill
    • "Playing Both Sides: interview with actress Donna Wilkes
    • "A Change Meeting" interview with screenwriter Joseph Cala
    • "Angel's Theme" interview with composer Craig Safan
    • Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Trailers for AVENGING ANGEL and ANGEL III: THE FINAL CHAPTER
  • Avenging Angel (1984):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • "Chasing an Angel" interview with director Robert Vincent O'Neill and screenwriter Joseph Cala
    • "Street Smarts" interview with actress Betsy Russell
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Trailers for ANGEL and ANGEL III: THE FINAL CHAPTER
  • Angel III: The Final Chapter (1988):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by writer/director Tom DeSimone, moderated by David DeCoteau of Rapidheart.TV
    • Stills Gallery
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Trailers for ANGEL and AVENGING ANGEL
  • Reversible Covers for Each Film
  • Handcrafted case designed by Earl Kessler Jr.
  • Limited to 4,000 copies.
Available directly from Vinegar Syndrome.

05 May 2020

Kino Lorber peruses THE CHICKEN CHRONICLES (review)

Steve Guttenberg makes his film debut as a popular teenager who may just graduate high school without getting laid in THE CHICKEN CHRONICLES.

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

THE CHICKEN CHRONICLES 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 film historians Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood
  • Trailers

Kino Lorber stays up ALL NIGHT LONG (review)

Gene Hackman is a mild-mannered salesman who snaps and is demoted to night manager at a pharmacy with quirky staff and dangerous customers.  When he learns that his son (Dennis Quaid) is seeing an older woman (Barbra Streisand), he tries to put a stop to it, but her involvement in his life is even more chaotic.  Diane Ladd and Kevin Dobson also star.

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

ALL NIGHT LONG Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Interview with screenwriter W.D. Richter
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Bonus Trailers

Kino Lorber plots A MAN, A WOMAN, AND A BANK (review)

Donald Sutherland and Paul Mazursky put their computer skills to use in a high tech bank heist in this seventies comedy co-starring Brooke Adams.

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

A MAN, A WOMAN, AND A BANK Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Noel Black and producer Peter Samuelson (from 2003 DVD)
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Dean Brandon and Andrew Nette 
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

04 May 2020

Film Movement raises a ZOMBI CHILD (review)

Haitian immigrant Melissa is trying to fit in at an exclusive girls' school in Paris while privileged Fanny wants to be different.  When Melissa joins a secret sorority by telling a secret about her past, Fanny makes a decision that will have devastating repurcussions in Bertrand Bonello's horror-tinged and idiosyncratic take on the teen genre.

REVIEW LINK: Film Movement (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

ZOMBI CHILD DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • French/Haitian/English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by dirctor Bertrand Bonello
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Short Film "Children of the Sky" by Philip Montgomery
  • Bonus Trailers

30 April 2020

Severin Films gets LOST in CARNIVAL MAGIC (review)

Exploitation autuer Al Adamson's final films were a pair of oddball family films.  In CARNIVAL MAGIC, a circus on its last legs becomes an overnight success with a talking chimp.  In LOST, a girl moves with her mother and stepfather from the city to a ranch in Utah where she becomes lost in a flash flood and must find her way home.

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

CARNIVAL MAGIC Blu-ray specs:
  • Carnival Magic (1983):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Audio Commentary by producer Erwin Feltner
    • Outtakes
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spot
  • Lost (1983):
    • 1080p24 MPE4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Home Video Trailer
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "The Happiest Hobo" rushes for an unproduced promo reel for what would have been Al Adamson's next film after CARNIVAL MAGIC

Also available in the fourteen-disc AL ADAMSON: THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION:

88 Films has a HEART OF DRAGON (review)

Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung get serious in the comic drama HEART OF DRAGON in which Chan is a cop who must take care of his mentally disabled brother (Hung), especially when the boy in a man's body winds up with stolen diamonds and smugglers after him.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region B Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

HEART OF DRAGON Blu-ray specs:
  • Hong Kong Cut:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:! Widescreen
    • Cantonese and English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
  • Japanese Extended Cut:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 (with Japanese soundtrack and songs) 
    • Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 (with HK theatrical soundtrack with no music for the parking lot fight scene), 
    • Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 (with HK theatrical soundtrack but Japanese soundtrack for parking lot fight scene) 
    • Cantonese DTS 1.0 (with HK theatrical soundtrack and Japanese songs) 
    • English DTS 1.0 (hybrid classic English dub With Cantonese audio for the extra Japanese scenes)
    • Optional English subtitles for each audio track
  • "The First Mission" Japanese promotional film
  • "The First Mission" extended Japanese making-of documentary from the same raw footage
  • Interviews:
    • actor Jackie Chan
    • actor Rocky Lai
    • actor Sammo Hung #1
    • actor Sammo Hung #2
    • cinematographer Arthur Wong
  • Theatrical Trailers:
    • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer
    • English "Raging Force" Trailer
    • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
    • Japanese Teaser Trailer #1
    • Japanese Teaser Trailer #2
    • New Fortune Star Trailer
  • Reversible Cover with alternative Hong Kong poster artwork and new artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien
  • Limited editon (first print run) o-card slipcover and booklet notes by James Oliver also featuring rare stills and lobby cards from the film.

88 Films blooms SEVEN BLOOD-STAINED ORCHIDS (review)

When the "Half Moon Killer" targets a series of women, the survivor of one of his attacks and her husband carry on their own investigation while the police attempt to prevent the killer from reaching other prospective victims. Antonio Sabato, Marisa Mell, Uschi Glas, Marian Malfatti, and Pier Paolo Capponi star in this Umberto Lenzi giallo.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

SEVEN BLOOD-STAINED ORCHID Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English and Italian LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth and Mondo Digital's Nathaniel Thompson
  • "Bloodflowers" interview with director Umberto Lenzi
  • "Killed by Death" interview with actress Gabriella Giorgelli
  • Reversible Cover
  • Limited edition first pressing soft-touch slipcover

28 April 2020

Film Movement catches WINTER FLIES (Review)

Unable to cope at home, young Mara steals an Audi and takes off from Prague to stay with his hero of a grandfather.  He picks up nerdy classmate Hedus along the way, along with a rescued mutt, and a hitchhiking girl.  As the adult world encroahes on their adventure, they go to childish extremes to escape in this Czech coming of age comedy.

REVIEW LINK: Film Movement (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

WINTER FLIES DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 widescreen
  • Czech Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • English (CC) Closed Captioning
  • Short Film
  • Bonus Trailers

Eureka Classics battles ZU: WARRIORS FROM THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN (review)

Humankind discovers it has more to worry about than civil war at the base of Zu Mountain as a Blood Demon-worshipping sect plan to open the portal to Hell in Tsui Hark's first big epic ZU: WARRIORS FROM THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN filled with visual effects from the artists behind STAR WARS, WOLFEN, CAT PEOPLE, and TRON.

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

ZU: WARRIORS FROM THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN Blu-ray specs:
  • The Film - Hong Kong Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • The Film - Export Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Selected Scenes Audio Commentary by film scholar Tony Rayns
  • “Son of Incredibly Strange Film Show” TV episode on Tsui Hark
  • 2020 Interview with director Tsui Hark
  • Interview with actor Yuen Biao
  • Interview with actress Moon Lee
  • Interview with actor Mang Hoi
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer
  • The first 2,000 copies comes with a limted edition O-card with new artwork by Darren Wheeling and a collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film and a 23-page booklet featuring an essay by film scholar James Oliver.

26 April 2020

Masters of Cinema spies THE THOUSAND EYES OF DR. MABUSE (review)

Diabolic mastermind Dr. Mabuse is back in postwar Germany to wreak more havoc in the criminal underworld, this time manipulating an American millionaire and a beautiful troubled young woman towards his own evil ends.  From director Fritz Lang.

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

THE THOUSAND EYES OF DR. MABUSE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • German and English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian David Kalat
  • Interview with actor Wolfgang Preiss
  • Alternate Ending
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned and original poster artwork
  • Collector’s booklet featuring production and cast credits, "Lang Comes Full Circle" by Philip Kemp (2020), "Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey" by David Cairns (2009), "Fritz Lang on Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse", and "The Final, Unrealised Projects" by Lotte Eisner (1976), viewing notes, and Blu-ray credits
  • Limited edition O-card slipcase with the first 2,000 copies

24 April 2020

Film Movement shines a light on SÉRIE NOIRE (review)

LOVE CRIME's Alain Corneau transposes American noir writer Jim Thompson's "A Hell of a Woman" the to "cliques and cesspools" of Paris with the eighties thriller SÉRIE NOIRE.

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

SÉRIE NOIRE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • French LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • "Série Noire: Darkness of the Soul" documentary
  • Interview with director Alain Courneau and actress Marie Trintignant
  • Booklet by film historian Nick Pinkerton

22 April 2020

Vinegar Syndrome is seduced by OLIVIA (review)

After her prostitute mother is murdered when she was a child, Olivia grows up in an unhappy marriage and adopts a double life as a prostitute by night until she falls for an American under the London Bridge.  The lovers are separated by tragedy but find each other again when the bridge is transported piece by piece to Arizona, but they are not the only ones in this tragic and bloody reunion.  From the director of THE BOOGEYMAN and THE DEVONSVILLE TERROR.

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

OLIVIA Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "Becoming Olivia" interview with actress Suzanna Love
  • "Taking on Many Roles" interview with writer/assistant director John P. Marsh
  • "A Chance Meeting" interview with cinematographer Jon Kranhouse
  • "Learning From Ulli" interview with editor Terrell Tannen
  • Super 8mm production footage
  • "Double Jeopardy" Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
A special limited edition with an embossed slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr. limited to 2,000 copies can be ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome.

Vinegar Syndrome unleashes AMITYVILLE: THE CURSED COLLECTION (review)

Be careful what you pick up at yard sales as cursed objects from the Amityville murder house take the evil into the outer world in the four film set AMITYVILLE: THE CURSED COLLECTION.

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

AMITYVILLE: THE CURSED COLLECTION Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One - Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • “The Return to Amityville" interview with director Sandor Stern
    • “Televised Terror" interview with cinematographer Tom Richmond
  • Disc Two - Amityville 1992: It's About Time (1992):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • “Time Pieces" interview with director Tony Randel
    • “Clockwork" interview with co-writer/producer Christopher DeFaria
  • Disc Three - Amityville: A New Generation (1993):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by director John Murlowski, moderated by Elijah Drenner
    • “Through the Looking Glass" interview with director John Murlowski
    • “Malevolent Reflections" interview with co-writer/producer Christopher DeFaria
  • Disc Four - Amityville Dollhouse (1996):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • “Welcome to the Dollhouse" interview with the director/co-producer Steve White
    • “Jump into the Fire" interview with cinematographer Thomas L. Callaway
    • “Demons in the Dollhouse" interview with SPFX artist Roy Knyrim
  • Reversible Covers for Each Film
  • Box set designed by Earl Kessler Jr. and limited to 5,000 copies available directly from Vinegar Syndrome.

Arrow Video and THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON (review)

Darkly Noon, an escapee from a seige on a religious cult, stumbles through the forest and onto the farm of beautiful Callie and her mute boyfriend Clay.  Unable to understand and confront his newly discovered feelings of lust and jealousy, Darkly instead looks for evil and finds it in director Philip Ridley's follow-up to THE REFLECTING SKIN.

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

THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director Philip Ridley 
  • Isolated Score including never-before-heard extended and unused cues, and the two songs from the film
  • "American Dreams: Inside the Mind of Philip Ridley" visual essay by James Flower
  • "Eyes of Fire" interview with cinematographer John de Borman
  • "Sharp Cuts" interview with editor Leslie Healey
  • "Forest Songs" interview with composer Nick Bicât
  • "Dreaming Darkly" archive featurette from 2015 featuring interviews with Ridley, Bicât and star Viggo Mortensen
  • Previously unreleased demos of the music score
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible cover
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: a slipcover and an illustrated collector s booklet featuring a new Philip Ridley career retrospective written by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
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