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29 September 2018

Eureka! conjures TROLL: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (review)

TROLL: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION brings you a double bill of eighties creature features.  In TROLL, from the great Empire Pictures, a family move into a San Francisco apartment building where a magical troll is planning to open the gate to his dimension by transforming the unfortunate tenants into fairie creatures.  In TROLL 2, from Joe D'Amato's Filmirage, a family vacation in a village whose citizens are goblins who transform humans into plant and vegetable matter for their sustenance.

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

TROLL: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One:
    • Troll (1986):
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
      • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
      • Optional English HoH Subtitles
      • "TROLL Empire" making-of featurette
      • Theatrical Trailer
    • Troll 2 (1990): 
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
      • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English HoH subtitles
      • Audio Commentary by actors George Hardy and Deborah Reed
      • Audio Q and A Session with actors George Hardy and Michael Paul Stephenson, conducted by Jeff Goldsmith
      • Theatrical Trailer
  • Disc Two:
    • "Best Worst Movie" feature-length retrospective documentary on the TROLL 2 cult phenomenon
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Interview with "Goblin Queen" Deborah Reed
    • "Monsterous" Music Video
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • First Pressing Only: limited edition O-card slipcase featuring artwork by Devon Whitehead and a limited edition collector's booklet featuring rare archival material.

VCI dusts off the BORIS KARLOFF COLLECTION (review)

The last four films Boris Karloff starred in were Mexican/American co-productions with Karloff's scenes shot in Los Angeles by Jack Hill and scenes with other actors shot in Mexico.  In DANCE OF DEATH (aka HOUSE OF EVIL), heirs to a fortune are invited to an old man's mansion, but what he really wants to do is root out an evil family curse with the help of toys that kill.  In TORTURE ZONE (aka THE FEAR CHAMBER), a scientist and his team discover a living rock in the bowels of the Earth that must feed on the blood of young women driven to the brink of fear.  In CULT OF THE DEAD (aka SNAKE PEOPLE), a French policeman travels to a West Indies island to reestablish law and order only to upset the local native traditions and incur a voodoo curse.  In ALIEN TERROR (aka THE SINISTER INVASION), a nineteenth century scientist's experiment with laser rays comes to the attention of aliens who possess the living in order to destroy the laser.


REVIEW LINK: VCI Home Video (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

BORIS KARLOFF COLLECTION DVD specs:
  • Disc One:
    • Dance of Death (1968):
      • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
      • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Torture Zone (1968): 
      • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
      • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Disc Two: 
    • Cult of the Dead (1968):
      • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
      • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
    • Alien Terror (1969):
      • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
      • English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

Breaking Glass Pictures visits PORCUPINE LAKE (review)

Sheltered Bea travels to Porcupine Lake with her mother who is undertaking a trial reconciliation with her estranged husband.  She makes fast friends with outgoing Kate who comes from a difficult family situation.  As Bea is exposed to new things both uncomfortable and thrilling, her mother fears that Kate is a bad influence.

REVIEW LINK: Breaking Glass Pictures (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDBeaver)

PORCUPINE LAKE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • English Closed Captioning
  • "The Other Side of Porcupine Lake" feature-length behind the scenes documentary
  • Cast and Crew Interviews EPK Video
  • First Auditions 
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers

Strand Releasing radicalizes THE MISANDRISTS (review)

A school for wayward girls in the German countryside serves as a front for a separatist faction of female revolutionaries.  As they plot their act of resistance, secrets among the staff and students threaten to tear them apart in Bruce LaBruce's campy take on gender politics and sexual revolution.

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

THE MISANDRISTS DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2:35:1 widescreen
  • English/German Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers

Strand Releasing weds DESERT BRIDE (review)

Paulina Garcia stars as a housekeeper who is lost when the family she works for no longer has any use for her.  Traveling to San Juan to take a new position, she takes shelter from a storm at a shrine when the bus breaks down and loses her bag on the truck of a merchant.  The salesman offers to help her trace the whereabouts of her bag, but is there another motive behind the protracted journey?

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

DESERT BRIDE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.60:1 widescreen
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers

26 September 2018

Vinegar Syndrome oozes with BODY MELT (review)

The residents of an Australian suburb undergo disturbing changes in the nineties body horror comedy BODY MELT on Blu-ray from an exclusive remaster from the original 16mm negative with a remixed 5.1 soundtrack.

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

BODY MELT Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director/composer Philip Brophy, writer/producer Rod Bishop, and producer Daniel Scharf
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director/composer Philip Brophy
  • Complete Storyboard Gallery
  • Behind-the-Scenes Gallery
  • Stills and Props Gallery
  • "Behind the Scenes" featurette
  • "Making Bodies Melt: The Making of Body Melt" documentary
  • "Adrenal Glands" interview with actor Neil Foley
  • "Body Building: The Making of Body Melt" interview with producer Daniel Scharf
  • "Melting Away: The Deconstruction of Body Melt" interview with writer/director/composer Philip Brophy and writer/producer Rod Bishop
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover

A limited run of 2,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome includes an exclusive slipcover.

Arrow Video digs up SCHLOCK (review)

The missing link surfaces in a Southern California town in John Landis' comic debut feature SCHLOCK.

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

SCHLOCK Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 1.0 mono
  • Audio Commentary by director John Landis and effects artist Rick Baker
  • "Schlock Defrosted" interview with critic Kim Newman
  • "Birth of a Schlock" Q&A Session with director John Landis
  • "I Shot Schlock!" interview with cinematographer Bob Collins
  • 1972 Theatrical Trailer
  • 1979 Theatrical Trailer
  • 1982 "Banana Monster" Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: an illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Joe Bob Briggs

Arrow Video wakes THE BABY (review)

A social worker gets in over her head when she investigates a family with a domineering mother, two grown girls who act like promiscuous teenagers, and then there's... THE BABY.  The sickest American horror film of the seventies to be granted a PG rating.  Ruth Roman, Anjanette Comer, and Marianna Hill star.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

THE BABY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen and 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen presentations
  • English LPCM 1.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Travis Crawford
  • "A Family Affair" interview with actress Marianna Hill
  • "Nursery Crimes" interview with nursery painting creator Stanley Dyrector
  • "Down Will Come Baby" a retrospective on The Baby with film professor Rebekah McKendry
  • "Tales from the Crib" archival audio interview with director Ted Post
  • "Baby Talk" archival audio interview with actor David Mooney
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: a collector's booklet featuring new writing by Kat Ellinger

23 September 2018

Severin Films devours ANTHROPOPHAGOUS (review)

It's not the fear that tears you apart, it's ANTHROPOPHAGOUS.  ZOMBIE's Tisa Farrow accompanies a group of friends to a Greek island only to discover that it has been deserted and the only other living thing is a beast that craves human flesh.  George Eastman also stars.

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

ANTHROPOPHAGOUS 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 the English dub and English subtitles for the Italian dub
  • "Don't Fear the Man-Easter" interview with writer/star Luigi Montefiori AKA George Eastman
  • "The Man Who Killed the Anthropophagus" interview with actor Saverio Vallone
  • "Cannibal Frenzy" interview with effects artist Pietro Tenoglio
  • "Brother and Sister in Editing" interview with editor Bruno Micheli
  • "Inside Zora's Mouth" interview with actress Zora Kerowa
  • Italian, British, and American Theatrical Trailers
  • Reversible Cover

Available directly from Severin Films in a bundle with a "Video Nasty" Slipcase and the film's sequel, or the Man-Eater bundle with slipcase, the sequel, CD soundtrack, enamel pins, T-shirt,and exclusive Anthropophagous plush doll.

Severin Films gets ABSURD (Review)

Joe D'Amato and George Eastman take on the slasher genre an ABSURD rip-off of HALLOWEEN in which a small town is terrorized by a mad killer whose path of carnage eventually settles on a house in the countryside where a nurse, a babysitter, a bratty little boy, and a paraplegic girl have been left alone for the night.  George Eastman, Annie Belle, and Edmund Purdom star.

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

ABSURD Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen versions of the uncut English version and the Italian theatrical cut
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono (English version)
  • Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono (Italian version)
  • Optional English SDH and English subtitles
  • "The Return of The Grim Reaper" interview with actor/writer/co-producer Luigi Montefiori
  • "D'Amato on Video" archival video interview with director Joe D'Amato
  • "A Biker (Uncredited)" interview with filmmaker Michele Soavi
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 2,500 copies come with a CD soundtrack composed by Carlo Maria Cordio (69 minutes)


Available directly from Severin Films in a bundle with a "Video Nasty" Slipcase for ANTHROPOPHAGOUS, or the Man-Eater bundle with slipcase, ANTHROPOPHAGOUS, ABSURD CD soundtrack, enamel pins, T-shirt,and exclusive Anthropophagous plush doll.

Vinegar Syndrome probes MEMORIES WITHIN MISS AGGIE (review)

Miss Aggie lives in the middle of nowhere with her wheelchair-bound companion Richard.  Although she believes her desires are long dead, she is haunted by the memory of how she and Richard met and a tragedy she can no longer remember.  A dark exploration of sexual repression directed by DEEP THROAT's Gerard Damiano and starring Kim Pope, Darby Lloyd Rains, Eric Edwards, and Harry Reems.

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

MEMORIES WITHIN MISS AGGIE Blu-ray specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
The first 1,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome include a limited slipcover.

Vinegar Syndrome flips THE HOUSE ON TOMBSTONE HILL (review)

Released by Troma under the misleading title DEAD DUDES IN THE HOUSE, THE HOUSE ON TOMBSTONE HILL is about five friends who buy a mansion for a steal to fix it up only to discover that the old lady squatting on the property is a mad killer whose victims come back from the dead to keep the survivors from leaving.

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

THE HOUSE ON TOMBSTONE HILL Blu-ray specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • "Three Dead Dudes" interview with actors Mark Zobian, Victor Verhaeghe and Douglas Gibson
  • Audio Interview with director James Riffel, moderated by Chris Poggiali
  • Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery
  • Reversible Cover

The first 1,500 units ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome include a limited slipcase.

21 September 2018

Scorpion Releasing investigates GIALLO IN VENICE (review)

A hard boilded, and hard boiled egg-eating, detective tries to tie the murders of a pleasure-loving young couple found beside the Venetian canals to an increasingly brutal series of murders in the sleazy and gory GIALLO IN VENICE from the director of PATRICK STILL LIVES and the producer of BURIAL GROUND.

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

GIALLO IN VENICE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
  • Previews
  • Reversible Cover
  • Fold-out Poster
  • Limited Slipcover

Nucleus Films plucks DEATH LAID AN EGG (review)

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gina Lollobrigida, Ewa Aulin, and Jean Sobieski tear each other apart... "then see what they do with the pieces" in Giulio Questi's completely bizarre giallo DEATH LAID AN EGG in which an industrialist plots to murder his chicken farm heiress wife to be with her younger cousin.


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

DEATH LAID AN EGG Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen transfer of the director's cut (104 minutes)
  • English and Italian LPCM 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Entire alternate "Giallo Cut" of the film in HD
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Alan Jones and critic Kim Newman
  • "Discovering Questi" interview with BFI's James Blackford
  • "Sonic Explorations" interview with soundtrack collector/DJ Lovely Jon
  • "The Outsider: A Conversation with Giulio Questi" interview
    "Death Laid an Egg, a movie review by Antonio Brushini" featurette
  • BBFC Cuts
  • English Opening Credits
  • German Opening Credits
  • English Theatrical Trailer
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • Promotional Gallery
  • Home Video Gallery
  • European Trash Cinema: "Death Laid an Egg"

Nucleus Films liberates LADY FRANKENSTEIN (review)

Nucleus Films answer Rob Zombie's question: "Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead?" with their extras-packed Blu-ray of the Italian horror film LADY FRANKENSTEIN.  When her father is murdered by his monster, Tanya Frankenstein and her father's assistant construct a monster to fight him; however, that is only her secondary goal since she really wants to create a man to satisfy her desires.  She's got the body, now she needs the perfect brain.  Joseph Cotten, Rosalba Neri, Paul Muller, Herbert Fux, and Mickey Hargitay star.

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

LADY FRANKENSTEIN 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 writer Alan Jones and film critic Kim Newman
  • Entire US alternate cut of the film (in HD)
  • "The Truth About Lady Frankenstein" 2007 German TV special with director Mel Welles and actors Herbert Fux and Rosalba Neri
  • "Piecing Together LADY FRANKENSTEIN" interview with film critic Julian Grainger
  • "The Lady and the Orgy" featurette on the Australian release of the film
  • BBFC Film Cuts
  • Clothed Alternate Takes
  • English Trailer
  • Italian Trailer
  • German Trailer
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailers and TV Spot
  • U.S. Radio Spot
  • Entire Italian Photo Novel for the Film
  • Home Video Gallery
  • Promotional Gallery
  • Thanks

17 September 2018

Master of Cinema calls the WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (Review)

Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, Elsa Lanchester, and Marlene Dietrich bring drama to the courtroom in Billy Wilder's adaptation of Agatha Christie's hit play WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION.

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

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION Blu-ray specs: 
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger
  • "Monocle and Cigars: Simon Callow on Charles Laughton in Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution"
  • Interview with film scholar Neil Sinyard
  • "Billy Wilder discussing Witness for the Prosecution with director Volker Schlöndorff"
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Sleeve
  • Collector's booklet featuring new essays by film scholar Henry Miller and critic Philip Kemp; a letter from Agatha Christie to Billy Wilder; and rare archival imagery

15 September 2018

Kino Lorber takes on OSCAR (review)

Sylvester Stallone plays a mobster determined to go straight on a day when everything that can go wrong does go wrong in John Landis' OSCAR.  Ornella Muti, Peter Riegert, Vincent Spano, Marisa Tomei, Tim Curry, Don Ameche, and Kirk Douglas star.

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

OSCAR Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH subtitels
  • Interview with director John Landis
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Previews

Lionsgate unleashes BEAST (Review)

An alienated young woman living in a village on the island of Jersey becomes infatuated with an equally outcast young man who is suspected of being behind a series of abductions and murders.

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

BEAST Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English SDH or Spanish subtitles
  • The Making of BEAST
  • A Look at BEAST Photo Gallery
  • Trailer
  • Previews

13 September 2018

Cult Films conjures up JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (review)

A housewife who fears her husband is seeing another woman is guided by the occult in an investigation that turns in on the past and very present demons haunting her in Federico Fellini's first Technicolor feature.

REVIEW LINK: Cult Films (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 2 PAL DVD (DVDCompare)

JULIET OF THE SPIRITS Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080i50 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • Italian LPCM 2.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
    • Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger
  • "Dazzling Spirits" interview with Professor Guido Bonsaver

12 September 2018

88 Films punctures EYEBALL (review)

A blinding vision of terror comes to Blu-ray from 88 Films with Umberto Lenzi's giallo EYEBALL in which a group of Americans traveling through Spain become the suspects and victims of an eye-gouging killer.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region ALL Blu-ray/Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

EYEBALL Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English or Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English or Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by The Hysteria Continues
  • Audio Commentary with The Hysteria Continues (Justin Kerswell, Joseph Henson, Nathan Johnson, and Erik Threlfall)
  • “All Eyes on Lenzi: The Life and Times of the Exploitation Titan” documentary (84 minutes)
  • “Eyeballs on Martine Brochard” interview
  • Locations Visit
  • US Trailer
  • Italian Trailer
  • US TV spot
  • Reversible sleeve

Network plays with MISS LESLIE'S DOLLS (review)

A jock and two cheerleaders along with their repressed teacher get lost on the way to a football game and wind up broken down in a cemetery.  Seeking shelter from a storm, they accept the hospitality of Miss Leslie who has retreated to the countryside to study the occult after a fire killed her dollmaker mother and friend.  The quartet discover that Miss Leslie has her own collection of dolls that are "not made of wax" in this long-lost seventies shocker.

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

MISS LESLIE'S DOLLS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH subtitles
  • Photo Gallery

Network investigates WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR? (review)

Broadway heartthrob Sal Mineo plays a young man looking after a mentally ill sister and spying on his pretty neighbor in the shocking sixties psycho-thriller WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR also starring Juliet Prowse, Jan Murray, and Elaine Stritch.

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

WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 mono
  • Optional English HoH subtitles
  • "The House Where He Lived" episode of the Peter Graves-Bradford Dillman British/American series COURT MARSHALL guest starring Sal Mineo
  • LSD: INSIGHT OF INSANITY? vintage educational film narrated by Sal Mineo
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

88 Films conjures up a FRIGHTMARE (review)

88 Films resurrects the much-maligned Troma pickup FRIGHTMARE aka THE HORROR STAR.  Conrad Ragzoff is the last of the great horror stars, now reduced to appearing as a vampire in TV commercials.  When he dies, a local horror film society steals his corpse for a celebration, but you can't keep a good star down and he is soon up and taking his revenge on those who disturbed his eternal slumber.

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

FRIGHTMARE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono
  • Optional English HoH subtitles
  • Audio Interview with Norman Thaddeus-Vane
  • Audio Commentary by David De Coteau and David Del Valle
  • Audio Commentary by The Hysteria Continues (Justin Kerswell, Joseph Henson, Nathan Johnson, and Erik Threlfall)
  • Audio Commentary with Nathanial Thompson and Tim Greer
  • “Bobo’s Confession" interview with Scott Thompson
  • "Man with a Camera" interview with Joel King
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve with choice of artworks and titles
  • Liner notes “The Horror, the Horror: Mulling Over Frightmare” by Matty Budrewicz & Dave Wain

88 Films tells DEADTIME STORIES (review)

The eighties anthology classic DEADTIME STORIES hits Blu-ray.  When bratty Brian won't go to bed, Uncle Mike puts his own spin on some very grim fairy tales.  An orphan is sent to procure a virgin for sacrifice for a pair of ugly witches, Little Red Riding Hood is re-imagined a hot-to-trot high school senior, and Goldilocks goes CARRIE on the three bears.  Scott Valentine and Melissa Leo star.

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

DEADTIME STORIES Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English HoH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Jeffrey Delman
  • "I Like the Grotesque" interview with director Jeffrey Delman
  • "The Black Forest" alternate short film version
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 3 Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Gallery
  • Cardboard Slipcover
  • Reversible sleeve
  • Liner notes booklet “An Assemblage of Outrage” by Calum Waddell

Unearthed Films exorcises SONG OF SOLOMON (review)

From the makers of the American Guinea Pig series comes THE SONG OF SOLOMON, a grisly tale of possession and exorcism with gruesome practical effects.

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

THE SONG OF SOLOMON Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Audio Commentary by director Stephen Biro and actress Jessica Cameron
  • Audio Commentary by director Stephen Biro, effects supervisor Markus Koch, and effects artist Jerami Cruise
  • Behind the Scenes (70 minutes)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Interview with actress Jessica Cameron
  • Interview with director Stephen Biro
  • Interview with effects supervisor Markus Koch
  • Interview with cinematographer Hilleke
  • Trailer
  • Unearthed Films Trailers


    Also available in a limited edition:

    11 September 2018

    Umbrella Entertainment brings us ALL TOGETHER NOW: THE COMPLETE SERIES (review)

    A washed up seventies rock star discovers that he has two teenage children in the Australian nineties sitcom favorite ALL TOGETHER NOW starring rocker Jon English.

    REVIEW LINK: Umbrella Entertainment (AUS) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDBeaver)

    ALL TOGETHER NOW: THE COMPLETE SERIES DVD specs:
    • 101 episodes on 17 DVDs
    • Gag Reels for Series 1 and 2
    • Two Jon English Tribute Numbers

    04 September 2018

    Eureka Classics sheds FLESH + BLOOD (review)

    Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in Paul Verhoeven's first international production.  When a ragtag group of soldiers help an aristocrat take back his city and he double-crosses them, soldier Martin rises from their ranks to lead them in a campaign of brutal revenge.

    REVIEW LINK: Eureka Video (UK) Region B Blu-ray/Region 2 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

    FLESH + BLOOD Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
    • Blu-ray:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
      • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • DVD:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
      • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English HoH subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by director Paul Verhoeven
    • "Verhoeven vs Verhoeven" French documentary on Verhoeven's career up through ELLE
    • Interview with Paul Verhoeven
    • Audio Interview with actor Rutger Hauer
    • Interview with screenwriter Gerard Soeteman
    • Interview with composer Basil Poledouris
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Collector's Booklet
    • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Limited Edition O-Card

    02 September 2018

    Wolfe Video has VENUS envy (review)

    Just as Sid is about to undergo a major life change, he discover that he has a fourteen year old son.  As the boy insinuates himself into his life, Sid is also dealing with telling his Hindi parents that not only is he gay but also planning to become a woman, and his boyfriend may not be ready for an instant family.

    REVIEW LINK: Wolfe Video (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

    VENUS DVD specs:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
    • English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English and French subtitles
    • Interviews:
      • Debargo Sanyal
      • C.T. Thorne
      • Amber Goldfarb
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Trailers

    Cinedigm and SyFy play TRUTH OR DARE (review)

    Eight college kids discover that a "Haunted Rental" is the real thing when they play a game of "Truth or Dare" that begins to play them back with devastating truths and deadly dares in this gruesome SyFy TV movie made a year before the Blumhouse production of the same name.

    REVIEW LINK: Cinedigm (US) Region 1 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

    TRUTH OR DARE DVD specs:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1
    • English Closed Captioning
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