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23 November 2022

Second Sight hits its BOILING POINT (review)

A chef whose personal life is crumbling around him hits his BOILING POINT on a hellish night of service involving staff at each other's throats, rude customers, influencers, a professional rival, a critic, and a nut allergy.  Stephen Graham stars.

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

BOILING POINT Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by producers Hester Ruoff, Bart Ruspoli and writer James Cummings
  • Audio Commentary by actors Jason Flemyng and Ray Panthaki 
  • "Boiling Over" interview with producer Hester Ruoff 
  • "Pot Boiler" interview with producer Bart Ruspoli 
  • "Simmering Steady" interview with writer James Cummings 
  • "The Making of BOILING POINT" documentary 
  • Comes in a rigid slipcase with new artwork by Andrew Bannister with a 70-page softcover book with new essays by Howard Gorman, Clarisse Loughrey, Christina Newland & Matthew Thrift, and six collectors' art cards.

21 November 2022

Unearthed Films puts CHRISTMAS CRUELTY under the tree (review)

A trio of bar buddies are planning anti-Christmas festivities this year, but their party is about to be crashed by a psychopath in a Santa suit in this Norwegian indie gorefest.

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

CHRISTMAS CRUELTY Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • Norwegian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by co-director Per-Ingvar Tomren and cinematographer Raymond Volle
  • Watch-A-Long Audio Track with Flesh Wound Horror
  • "How Cruelty Changed Our Lives" retrospective interviews
  • Interview with fan Morten Haagensen
  • Press Conference
  • Bloopers
  • "Tradisjon" short film
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Photo Gallery

15 November 2022

Film Movement crowns QUEEN OF GLORY (review)

Just as she is preparing to run off to Ohio to follow her married boyfriend, Ghanian-American moleculary biology student Sarah learns that her mother has passed away and left her a Christian bookstore.  While trying to tie up loose ends, Sarah finds herself unwillingly stepping into her mother's shoes and dealing with family and friends she never really knew, as well as her long-absent father.  Nana Mensah writes, directs, and stars.

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

QUEEN OF GLORY DVD specs:

  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • English Closed Captioning
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director/actress Nana Mensah, producers Kelley Robins and Jamund Washington, and editor/co-producer Cooper Troxell
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Short Film "Da Yie" by Anthony Nii
  • Trailers

Film Movement bids ADIEU GODARD (review)

Village elder Ananda spends all of his money buying illegal pornographic DVDs which he shows to his friends to the dismay of his wife and daughter.  When one of the DVDs turns out to be a Jean-Luc Godard film, Ananda becomes obsessed with the filmmaker and wants to bring his films to the villagers by throwing a film festival which will have drastic repurcussions for fall.

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

ADIEU GODARD DVD specs:

  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • Odia/Hindu/English/French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

14 November 2022

Acorn and Shudder visit THE AMUSEMENT PARK (review)

An old man in search of diversion discovers the harsh and horrific truths about aging in America in George A. Romero's long lost short film.

REVIEW LINK: Acorn Media (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

THE AMUSEMENT PARK 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 actor/assistant cameraman Michael Gornick, moderated by Red Shirt Pictures' Michael Felsher
  • "Re-Opening the Park" interview with Suzanne Desrocher-Romero
  • "Bill & Bonnie’s Excellent Adventure" interview with uncredited actress Bonnie Hinzman
  • "For Your Amusement" interview with artist Ryan Carr
  • 2021 Panel Interview
  • Official Brochure
  • Script
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery

11 November 2022

For Acorn Media and Lucy Lawless, MY LIFE IS MURDER: SERIES 2 (review)

Lucy Lawless is a retired P.I. lured back into the game with a series of murder cases in her hometown of Auckland in the second series of MY LIFE IS MURDER.

REVIEW LINK: Acorn Media (UK) Region 2 PAL DVD (DVDCompare)

MY LIFE IS MURDER: SERIES 2 DVD specs:

  • Ten episodes on two dual-layer DVDs
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • "In Conversation with Lucy Lawless" interview
  • Photo Gallery

10 November 2022

GKIDS conjure up the SUMMER GHOST (Review)

Three high school students meet up to find the "Summer Ghost" a girl who committed suicide who only shows up in an abandoned airfield under the light of fireworks in this moving feature debut by illustrator loundraw.

REVIEW LINK: GKIDS/Shout! Factory (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

SUMMER GHOST Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • Japanese and English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English (for the Japanese track), English SDH (for the English dub), and Spanish subtitles (based on the Japanese track) 
  • "To You Before Dawn" feature-length documentary
  • Feature Animatic
  • Interview with director loundraw
  • Slipcover with first pressing

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