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12 September 2019

Scorpion Releasing commits an ACT OF VENGEANCE (review)

When the police are unhelpful in tracking down a rapist who makes his victims sing "Jingle Bells", his victims form a "rape squad" first aimed at helping others deal with the police and learn self-defense.  When one victim fights back and is killed, the squad turn vigilante and start cleaning up the streets, but the rapist is watching them and plans to hunt them one by one in this American International thriller from the director of COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE.  Jo Ann Harris and Peter Brown star.

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

ACT OF VENGEANCE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Interview with actress Jennifer Pryor
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Alternate RAPE SQUAD Title Sequence
  • Bonus Trailers
Available from Ronin Flix or DiabolikDVD.

Scorpion Releasing makes THE WICKED DIE SLOW (review)

Before he directed REVENGE OF THE NERDS, editor-turned-director Jeff Kanew wrote and co-starred in a late sixties New Jersey-lensed western that was one of the earliest Cannon Films releases.  Teaming with violence and sexual savagery from a director known for his entries in the "roughie" softcore sex genre.

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

THE WICKED DIE SLOW Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Interview with co-star/writer Jeff Kanew
  • Bonus Trailers
Available from Ronin Flix and DiabolikDVD.

10 September 2019

Kino Lorber and THE SPOILERS (review)

Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, and John Wayne all have Alaskan goldrush fever in THE SPOILERS!

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

THE SPOILERS 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 film historian Toby Roan
  • Animated Image Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

07 September 2019

Kino Lorber visits PITTSBURGH with The Duke (Review)

Coal miners John Wayne and Randolph Scott realize their greatest ambitions and fall in love and out of their friendship when they meet Marlene Dietrich in the Universal melodrama PITTSBURGH.

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

PITTSBURGH Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Animated Image Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

Vinegar Syndrome and Sam HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN (review)

Rowdy Roddy Piper stars in his other eighties cult film as Sam Hell, a scavenger in the wastelands of a nuclear war that have left much of the population sterile.  When it is discovered that he is very potent, he is wrangled into a government operation to infiltrate Frogtown where Captain Toady is holding a harem of fertile babes.

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

HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Remastered Stereo and 1.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Remastered Stereo and 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Donald G. Jackson and writer Randall Frakes
  • ”Mean and Green" interview with writer Randall Frakes
  • "Grappling with Green Gargantuans" interview with actor Roddy Piper
  • "Creature Feature Creator" interview with effects wizard Steve Wang
  • "Amphibian Armageddon" interview with actor Brian Frank
  • Alternate Scene
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover

 The first 3,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome
come with a special limited edition V-shaped splitcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.

Vinegar Syndrome pleads LET MY PUPPETS COME (review)

In the first erotic puppet feature film from the makers of the first erotic puppet theater show KUMQUATS, the three CEOs of a company decide to make some quick money producing a porn film when mobster Mr. Big comes to collect on his loan.

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

LET MY PUPPETS COME 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 film historians Heatehr Drain and Samm Deighan
  • Audio Conversation with puppeteer and puppet designer James Racioppi, moderated by film historian Casey Scott
  • Rare audio from a production of the musical “Kumquats”, the inspiration for Let My Puppets Come"
  • Audio Conversation with "Kumquats" director Nicolas Coppola, moderated by film historian Casey Scott
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
The first 2,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome come with a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.

Vinegar Syndrome details 9 LIVES OF A WET PUSSYCAT (review)

Before Abel Ferrera became THE DRILLER KILLER he put a different kind of drill to a woman's psyche with a mob-financed porn film about a witch's supernatural stalking of her lesbian lover.

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

9 LIVES OF A WET PUSSY 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 Commenary by film historian Samm Deighan
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
The first 2,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome
come with a special limited edition die-cut X slipcover designed by Kristopher M. Knight.

03 September 2019

Arrow Video witnesses WHO SAW HER DIE? (review)

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE's George Lazenby plays an artist working in Venice whose young daughter is the latest victim of a killer stalking red-haired girls.  As he carries out his own investigation, he discovers the suspects are much closer than he expected.  Anita Strindberg, Adolfo Celi, and Dominique Boschero also star.

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

WHO SAW HER DIE? Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English or Italian Credits and Text Inserts
  • English and Italian LPCM 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles (for Italian dub) and English SDH (for English dub)
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
  • "I Saw Her Die" interview with director Aldo Lado
  • "Nicoletta, Child of Darkness" interview with actress Nicoletta Elmi
  • "Once Upon a Time in Venice" interview with co-writer Francesco Barilli
  • "Giallo in Venice" interview with author and critic Michael Mackenzie
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • English Theatrical Trailer
  • Poster and Fotobusta Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love 

Vinegar Syndrome weaponizes DECODER (review)

In a dystopian Hamburg, a punk musician discovers a nefarious plot by the government to control human behavior with Muzak.  He then arms a cult of rebels with tape recorders with manpulated sounds to stir up revolution.  FM Einheit and Christiane F. herself star.  With music by Soft Cell.

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

DECODER Blu-ray/DVD Combo Specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • German/English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 4:3 non-anamorphic 1.33:1 fullscreen
    • German/English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles (for German dialogue) and English SDH (for all dialogue)
  • Audio Commentary by critic, author and film programmer Kier-La Janisse
  • "Sound as a Weapon” interview with writer/producer Klaus Maeck
  • Archival Audio Interview with writer/producer Klaus Maeck
  • Excerpts from "Pirate Tape" filmmaker Derek Jarman films William S. Burroughs on set
  • Video Footage from the 1982 Berlin Riots
  • Locations "Then and Now" Comparison
  • Italian "Decoder Collective" Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Stills Gallery
  • Reversible cover
The first 2,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome come with a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Derek Gabryszak.

01 September 2019

Film Movement follows THE MAD ADVENTURES OF RABBI JACOB (review)

A case of mistaken and assumed identities has an Arab revolutionary and a bigoted French industrialist posting as Hassidic Jewish Rabbis to escape counterrevolutionary killers, the police, and the Frenchman's violently jealous wife in this seventies comedy starring Louis de Funès.

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

THE MAD ADVENTURES OF RABBI JACOB Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • French/Hebrew/English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Interview with co-screenwriter Danièle Thompson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Booklet by Phoebe Maltz Bovy

30 August 2019

Second Run fears THE EAR (review)

Returning from a cabinet party in which they learn some of the ministers have been arrested, Ludvik and Anna start to suspect that they are under investigation as a series of unnerving events intrude upon their evening and they learn that THE EAR really is listening in this banned Czech psychological drama.

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

THE EAR Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Widescreen
  • Czech LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Projection Booth commentary with Mike White, Ben Buckingham and Martin Kessler
  • Introduction by critic Peter Hames
    "The Uninvited Guest (Nezvaný host)" Vlastimil Venclík’s 1969 satirical short film which was banned by the State authorities
  • 20-page booklet featuring writing on the film by Peter Hames, author and producer Steven Jay Schneider and journalist Graham Williamson

Scream Factory feels FEAR IN THE NIGHT (review)

Judy Geeson, Ralph Bates, Joan Collins, and Peter Cushing star in Hammer's late thriller FEAR IN THE NIGHT. Six months after her nervous breakdown, young Peggy suddenly marries a handsome schoolteacher, but her attempts to move on with her life are threatened by attacks from a mysterious assailant no one else believes exists.  Is Peggy going out of her mind, or are her fears real?

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

FEAR IN THE NIGHT Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • Additional 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen Viewing Option
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Jimmy Sangster, moderated by Marcus Hearn
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
  • Archival 1993 Interview with director Jimmy Sangster
  • "End of Term: Inside FEAR IN THE NIGHT" documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Umbrella Entertainment fears THE SHADOW (review)

Alec Baldwin, John Lone, and Penelope Ann Miller star in HIGHLANDER director Russell Mulcahy's ultra-stylish 1994 superhero action tale.  Debonair Lamont Cranston has the secret identity of THE SHADOW who has the power to cloud men's minds which he uses to root out New York's villains.  When the last descendent of Genghis Khan appears in New York bent on global domination, Cranston faces a skilled adversary with the same training and powers.

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

THE SHADOW Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

27 August 2019

Film Movement weds THE THIRD WIFE (review)

In the late nineteenth century, fourteen year old May becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner.  Not considered a lady of the house until she delivers a male heir, she receives advice and teaching from the first and second wife, but are they acting in their own self-interest.

REVIEW LINK: Film Movement (US) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVDCompare)

THE THIRD WIFE DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.49:1 pillarboxed widescreen
  • Vietnamese Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles and English Closed Captioning
  • Audio Commentary by director Ash Mayfair
  • NYAFF Interview with director Ash Mayfair
  • Short Film "The Grasshopper"
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

Film Movement gazes into THE REFLECTING SKIN (review)

Seth Dove is living the "nightmare of childhood" when he suspects his widowed neighbor is a vampire in Philp Ridley's disturbing British/Canadian "American Gothic" THE REFLECTING SKIN.  Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, and Jeremy Cooper star.

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

THE REFLECTING SKIN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Philip Ridley
  • "Angels and Atom Bombs" documentary featuring director Philip Ridley, cinematographer Dick Pope, actor Viggo Mortensen, and composer Nick Bicât
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Booklet by film historians Travis Crawford and Heather Hyche

Scorpion Releasing boards the TERROR TRAIN (review)

Scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis graduates with honors and boards the TERROR TRAIN where the victim of a horrible fraternity hazing prank is waiting to cut down the partygoers.  Hart Bochner, Ben Johnson, and David Copperfield also star.

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

TERROR TRAIN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Interview with Director Roger Spottiswoode
  • Interview with Writer Judith Rascoe
  • "Riding the Rails" interview with producer Don Carmody
  • "Destination Death" interview with executive producer Daniel Grodnik
  • "All Aboard!" interview with production designer Glenn Bydwell
  • "Murder Music" interview with John Mills-Cockell
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Reversible sleeve with new and original poster artwork
  • Limited Edition Slipcover with new artwork
  • 9x11 inch mini poster of new artwork
Available directly from Ronin Flix and DiabolikDVD.

Scorpion Releasing goes to war with YOUNGBLOOD (review)

Youngblood is a high school dropout who finds a mentor in Rommel, a Vietnam Vet with a teenage gang.  When his girl becomes addicted to heroin, they decide to clean up the streets, not realizing that the drug dealers have no reservations about murdering anyone who tries to stop them.  Starring WELCOME BACK KOTTER's Lawerence Hilton Jacobs.

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

YOUNGBLOOD Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Noel Nosseck, moderated by Jeff McKay
  • Interview with actor Lawrence Hilton Jacobs
  • TV Spot
  • Bonus Trailers
Available directly from Ronin Flix and DiabolikDVD.

Scorpion Releasing unlocks THE MAFU CAGE (review)

The private world of two sisters disintegrates into madness and murder in THE MAFU CAGE.  Carol Kane and Lee Grant star in this disturbing psychological drama from Karen Arthur (LADY BEWARE).

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

THE MAFU CAGE 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 Karen Arthur
  • Audio Commentary by cinematographer John Bailey and editor Carol Littleton
  • "Vision of Clouds" interview with director Karen Arthur
  • "Cissy and Her Clouds" interview with actress Carol Kane
  • "Solar Flare" interview with actress Lee Grant
  • Interview with composer Roger Kellaway
  • "Shot & Slice" interview with cinematographer John Bailey and editor Carol Littleton
  • Photo Gallery
  • Reversible Cover
Available directly from Ronin Flix and DiabolikDVD.

23 August 2019

Strand Releasing thinks of ECSTASY (review)

A German engineer who had an intensely passionate affair with woman in the California desert twenty-two years before returns to states in search of her after discovering that he is a character in a memoir he believes was written by her.  RP Kahl directs and stars, CRASH's Deborah Kara Unger co-stars and produces.

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

ECSTASY DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English/German Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English subtitles for the German dialogue
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

22 August 2019

Arrow Video spies on HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 (review)

The hills still have eyes, as a motorcycle racing troupe discovers when they break down in the middle of the desert and run afoul of The Reaper!  Wes Craven's deservedly maligned sequel came after the box office faliure of SWAMP THING and just before he redefined the genre with A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.

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

THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2 Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English LPCM 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by The Hysteria Continue
  • "Blood, Sand, and Fire: The Making of The Hills Have Eyes Part II" making-of documentary featuring interviews with actor Michael Berryman, actress Janus Blythe, producer Peter Locke, production designer Dominick Bruno, composer Harry Manfredini, and unit production manager/first assistant director John Callas
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: 6 postcards, a reversible fold-out poster, and a 40-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Amanda Reyes, and an archival set visit from Fangoria

Scorpion Releasing transforms DR. HECKYL AND MR. HYPE (review)

Hideously ugly podiatrist Dr. Heckyll is on the verge of committing suicide when he overdoses on a diet paste that turns him into debonair Mr. Hype. Unfortunately, Mr. Hype is a literal "ladykiller" who kills anyone who refuses to appreciate his stunning good looks. Oliver Reed stars.


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

DR. HECYLL AND MR. HYPE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Bonus Trailers

Scream Factory rides with VICE SQUAD (review)

A night on the streets of Los Angeles just got deadlier for streetwalkers when murderous pimp Ramrod stops at nothing to track down the hooker who set him up with the VICE SQUAD in Gary Sherman's gritty thriller.  Gary Swanson, Season Hubley, and Wings Hauser star.


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

VICE SQUAD Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Gary Sherman and producer Brian Frankish
  • Audio Commentary by director Gary Sherman, moderated by David Gregory (from 2006 DVD)
  • "Tracking the Beast" interview with actor Gary Swanson (58 mins)
  • "Of Poltergeist + Neon Lights" interview with director Gary Sherman (72 mins)
  • "Hollywood Magic" interview with producer Brian Frankish (62 mins)
  • "The Roots of Reality" interview with actress Beverly Todd (44 mins)
  • "Catching a Killer" interview with actor Pepe Serna (58 mins)
  • "Princess Driver" interview with actor Michael Ensign (24 mins)
  • "Hollywood Streetwalking: Vice Squad Filming Locations"
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • TV Spots
  • Poster and Lobby Card Gallery
  • Publicity Gallery
  • Reversible cover
  • Collector's slipcover

19 August 2019

Kino Lorber is a party to BLACKMAIL (review)

A woman stabs a man who tries to force himself upon her in self-defense and runs from the scene.  Her detective boyfriend finds evidence of her presence but conceals it.  They then find themselves the subjects of BLACKMAIL in Alfred Hitchcock's first sound film.

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

BLACKMAIL Blu-ray specs:
  • Disc One:
    • Sound Version:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
      • Audio Commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
    • Silent Version:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
      • Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra Score DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • Introduction by critic Noël Simsolo
    • "Hitchcock/Truffaut" audio excerpt
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Bonus Trailers
  • Disc Two:
    • Sound Version at 1.20:1*:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.12:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Tim Lucas

Eureka Classics witnesses THE INCIDENT (Review)

Tony Musante and Martin Sheen make their feature debuts as the perpetrators of THE INCIDENT.  A desparate group of New Yorkers on their way home after midnight on the subway become the captive audience of a pair of violent hoodlums, and all pretense of civility is soon lost.  Ed McMahon, Ruby Dee, and Beau Bridges also star.t

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

THE INCIDENT Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film critic and writer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Audio Commentary by director Larry Peerce, moderated by film historian Nick Redman
  • Isolated Music and Effects Track
  • Post-screening Q&A with director Larry Peerce, filmed at the 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing by film writer Samm Deighan, and critic and journalist Barry Forshaw, as well as "Welcome to Fear City: A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York," a reprint of the notorious pamphlet distributed at the height of New York's crime epidemic

17 August 2019

Scream Factory births THE CHOSEN (Review)

"He will destroy the world. No man can stop him. No man will even try.  He is THE CHOSEN."  Kirk Douglas, Agostina Belli, and Simon Ward star in an Italian cash-in on THE OMEN in which anyone who tries to stop the building of a nuclear power plant in The Holy Land meet with bizarre freak deaths as a Biblical prophecy starts to come true.

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

THE CHOSEN Blu-ray specs:
  • Holocuast 2000 - European Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • The Chosen - American Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Reversible Cover

15 August 2019

Masters of Cinema at HIGH NOON (review)

Gary Cooper stars as a sheriff left in the lurch at HIGH NOON in one of the most iconic Hollywood westerns.  Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado, Lee Van Cleef, and Lloyd Bridges also star.

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

HIGH NOON Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by historian Glenn Frankel, author of "High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic"
  • Audio Commentary by western authority Stephen Prince
  • 1969 Audio Interview with writer Carl Foreman from the National Film Theatre in London (as an alternate audio track)
  • Interview with film historian Neil Sinyard, author of "Fred Zinnemann: Films of Character and Conscience"
  • "The Making of High Noon" 1992 documentary hosted by critic Leonard Maltin
  • "Inside High Noon" 2008 documentary narrated by actor Frank Langella
  • "Behind High Noon" 2007 featurette hosted by Gary Cooper's daughter Maria Cooper-Janis
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Hardbound Slipcase
  • Limited edition 100-page collector's book featuring:
    • "The Tin Star" original 1947 short story by John W. Cunningham
    • "The Power and the Politics of High Noon" by Philip Kemp (2019)
    • Review of High Noon" (retrospective) by Richard Combs (1986)
    • "When the Big Hand is on the Twelve... [or 7 Ambiguities of Time]" by Richard Combs (1986)
    • "Carl Foreman versus John Wayne" by Carl Foreman (1974)
    • Artwork Gallery
    • Viewing Notes
    • Production Credits & Special Thanks

Scorpion Releasing is TOO SCARED TO SCREAM (review)

MANNIX's Mike Connors and FATAL ATTRACTION's Anne Archer are on the trail of a slasher killing tenants of a New York apartment building in this eighties thriller directed by actor Tony Lo Bianco and co-starring DEADWOOD's Ian McShane.

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

TOO SCARED TO SCREAM Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Interview with director Tony Lo Bianco
  • Interview with actor Leon Isaac Kennedy
  • Bonus Trailers

Arrow Video survives IN THE AFTERMATH (review)

New World Pictures presents this odd composite feature that took a half-hour of footage from the Japanese anime feature ANGEL'S EGG and built a post-apocalyptic science fiction film around it with American-lensed footage of survivors wandering a barren Earth in search of clean air and water.  Featuring music by Pink Floyd's Anthony Moore.

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

IN THE AFTERMATH Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "The Path to Aftermath" interview with producer Tom Dugan
  • "Apocalypse Then" interview with actor Tony Markes
  • "Ghost in the Aftermath: The Influence of ANGEL'S EGG" appreciation by writer Andrew Osmand
  • Still and Poster Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley.
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jon Towlson

Umbrella Entertainment doubles up DAY OF THE PANTHER/STRIKE OF THE PANTHER (review)

Australian exploitation maverick Brian Trenchard-Smith tacked the home video market with a back-to-back pair of martial arts quickies in which Jason Blade takes on criminals in Perth when his partner is murdered and then deals with their vengeance in the sequel.

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

DAY OF THE PANTHER/STRIKE OF THE PANTHER Blu-ray specs:
  • Day of the Panther (1988):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono 
    • Trailer
  • Strike of the Panther (1988):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Trailer

11 August 2019

Kino Lorber cries MURDER! (review)

Alfred Hitchcock's third sound film is a whodunit in which real life and the stage blur as a famous actor initiates his own investigation to prove the innocence of a beautiful actress convicted of murder and sentanced to the gallows.

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

MURDER! 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 historian Nick Pinkerton
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Entire simultaneously-filmed German-language adaptation directed by Hitchcock (upscaled from standard definition in German with English subtitles)
  • Introduction by critic Noël Simsolo
  • "Hitchcock/Truffaut: Icon Interviews" audio excerpt
  • Bonus Trailers

10 August 2019

Kino Lorber aspires to EASY LIVING (review)

Jean Arthur gets dragged into a social scandal when a sable coat lands on her head in the screwball comedy EASY LIVING co-starring Edward Arnold and Ray Milland.  Directed by Mithcell Leisen from a screenplay by Preston Sturges.

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

EASY LIVING 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 historian Kat Ellinger
  • Bonus Trailers

08 August 2019

LionsGate bequeathes THE SOUVENIR (review)

A hopeful young film student in 1980s London derails her passion and ambitions for a misguided love affair with an older man in THE SOUVENIR.

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

THE SOUVENIR DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Joanna Hogg
  • Making-of
  • Bonus Trailers

06 August 2019

Second Run studies A BLONDE IN LOVE (review)

A working class woman in a dead-end factory job in a dying industrial town strives for romance but finds disappointment in Milos Forman's second film.  Nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe.

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

A BLONDE IN LOVE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • Czech LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • The Projection Booth Podcast with film historian's Mike White, Samm Deighan, and Kevin Heffernan (as an optional audio track for the feature)
  • "Life As It Is: Milo Forman on His Czech Films - Part 2"
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Easter Egg
  • 24-page booklet featuring writing on the film by film historian Michael Brooke

05 August 2019

Scorpion Releasing is cursed by THE MUMMY'S REVENGE (Review)

Paul Naschy plays an ancient bloodthirsty Egyptian pharaoh and his fanatical descendant in THE MUMMY'S REVENGE.  British archaeologists discover a tomb of the "cursed pharaoh" Amenhotep and take his sarcophagus back to England for study only to incur the curse of the mummy.  Jack Taylor, Helga Line, Maria Silva, Rita Ottolina, and Eduardo Calvo star.

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

THE MUMMY'S REVENGE Blu-ray specs:
  • Extended Cut:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English and Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howath
  • Shorter English Cut:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Naschy Trailers
  • Liner Notes by Latarnia's Mirek Lipinski
  • Slipcover

Scorpion Releasing under a MOON IN SCORPIO (review)

Three Vietnam vets and their girlfriends are in for a deadly voyage on the high seas when there is a MOON IN SCORPIO.  Obscure eighties slasher starring Britt Eklund, John Phillip Law, Lewis Van Bergen, Robert Quarry, Jillian Kesner, and April Wayne, directed by Gary Graver.

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

MOON IN SCORPIO Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Bonus Trailer

02 August 2019

Scorpion Releasing screens THE HAPPY HOOKER GOES HOLLYWOOD (review)

Martine Beswick is Xavier Hollander this time around when THE HAPPY HOOKER GOES HOLLYWOOD.  When cut-throat Hollywood producers want to make her biography into a major motion picture, Xaviera shows them that it is best done her way.  Chris Lemmon, Adam West, Richard Deacon, and Phil Silvers also star.

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

THE HAPPY HOOKER GOES HOLLYWOOD 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 actress Martine Beswick
  • Interview with actor Chris Lemmon
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

Scorpion Releasing discovers LOVE LETTERS (Review)

Jamie Lee Curtis discovers she has a thing for older guys in LOVE LETTERS.  After her mother dies, radio producer Anna discovers a series of love letters and seeks to relive the forbidden experience when she meets middle-aged photographer Oliver who is married with children.  James Keach and Bud Cort also star.  Directed by Amy Holden Jones and produced by Roger Corman.

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

LOVE LETTERS 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 actor James Keach
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

31 July 2019

Redemption mounts the ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS (review)

Lemmy Caution himself Eddie Constantine is up to his ears in beautiful women and zombie assassins in Jess Franco's comic thriller ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber.

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

ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English and French LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
  • Theatrical Trailer 

Scream Factory digs up the UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION VOLUME TWO (Review)

Scream Factory's second Universal horror volume gives us three Lionel Atwills and one George Zucco.  In MURDERS IN THE ZOO, a billionaire sportsman uses wild animals to do away with men who covet his beautiful wife.  In THE MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET, a group of castaways are shipwrecked on an island with natives and a mad doctor who plans to use them for his experiments.  In THE STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR RX, a private detective is up against a killer who targets the defendants of high profile murder cases.  Finally, in THE MAD GHOUL, a doctor discovers an ancient Mayan formula that creates zombies.  Unfortunately, he needs human hearts to control his test subject.

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

UNIVERSAL HORROR COLLECTION VOLUME 2 Blu-ray specs:
  • DISC ONE - Murders in the Zoo:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Gregory William Mank
    • Image Gallery
  • DISC TWO - The Mad Doctor of Market Street:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
  • DISC THREE - The Strange Case of Doctor RX:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • "Gloriously Wicked: The Life and Legacy of Lionel Atwill" discussion with film historian Gregory William Mank
    • Image Gallery
  • DISC FOUR - The Mad Ghoul:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film historian Thomas Reeder
    • Image Gallery
    • Press Kit
  • Collector's Slipcase

REVIEW LINK:

26 July 2019

Vinegar Syndrome tries on MASCARA (review)

Roberta Findlay co-directs the drama on female sexual hangups MASCARA in which a lonely secretary discovers her boss regularly sees a prostitute and hopes to learn from the other woman how to embrace and enjoy her sexuality.

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

MASCARA 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 cinematographer/editor/co-director Roberta Findlay, moderated by Casey Scott
  • Full-length audio interview with actress Lee Carroll
  • Script Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 2,000 units ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome
come with a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.

Vinegar Syndrome paints THE PINK LADIES (review)

THE PINK LADIES are a quartet of housewives who share everything... except their sexual fantasies.  Even their husbands are unaware, but they have their own fantasies (most of them starring Vanessa del Rio).

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

THE PINK LADIES 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
  • Interview with actor John A. Mozzer/Alan Adrian
  • Roger Watkin's friend and biographer Art Ettinger on THE PINK LADIES
  • Script and Shooting Schedule Gallery
  • Production Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 2,000 units ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome
come with a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.

Kino Lorber goes on an ARABIAN ADVENTURE (Review)

A prince, an orphan, a thief, and a monkey go on an ARABIAN ADVENTURE when an evil wizard will only offer the hand of a princess to the prince if he can retrieve a magic jewel.  Christopher Lee stars.

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

ARABIAN ADVENTURE 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 Kevin Connor moderated by filmmaker C. Courtney Joyner
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers

24 July 2019

Vinegar Syndrome commands PLAY DEAD (review)

Spinster Hester has never forgiven her sister for stealing her man and marrying him.  When her sister dies, she gifts her grieving daughter with a very special Rottweiler named Greta and uses occult forces to murder her family and friends in this Texas-lensed horror flick starring Yvonne de Carlo.

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

PLAY DEAD 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
  • Interview with director Peter Whittan
  • Audio Interview with actress Stephenie Dunnam
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 2,000 units ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome
include a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.

Vinegar Syndrome conjures up THEM with HELLMASTER (review)

A reporter traces a series of murders of homeless people to a series of medical experiments taking place at a college for gifted minds where the mistakes have become murderous mutants.  A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET's John Saxon and DAWN OF THE DEAD's David Emge star.

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

HELLMASTER 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
  • Full-length director's cut (in Standard Definition)
  • Audio Commentary on the original cut by director Douglas Schultze
  • Audio Commentary on the director's cut by director Douglas Schultze and producer Kurt Eli Mayry
  • "Creating Reality" interview with cinematographer Michael Goi
  • Conceptual Artwork Gallery
  • Behind the Scenes Gallery
  • Archival Locations Featurette
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 2,000 units ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome
includes a special limited edition embossed J-symbol die-cut slipcover designed by Chris Garofalo.

21 July 2019

Eureka Classics hawks USED CARS (review)

Used car salesman Kurt Russell is pursuing the American Dream: to be a corrupt politician in the Bob Zemeckis eighties comedy USED CARS.

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

USED CARS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with director Robert Zemeckis, writer Bob Gale, and actor Kurt Russell
  • Isolated Score Track (The Film Score in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
  • Isolated Score Track (The Unused Score by Ernest Gold in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
  • Gag Reel and Outtakes
  • "Would You Buy a Used Car from These Men?: Getting Used Cars Made with Producer Bob Gale" interview
  • Kurt Russell Radio Interview
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Galleries
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: limited edition collector's booklet featuring new essays by author Scott Harrison and film writer Phil Hoad.

Masters of Cinema echoes THE CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH (Review)

From director Fred Schepisi (A CRY IN THE DARK) comes this bleak depiction of a turn of the century true crime in which a half-caste aboriginal man trying to make his way in the white man's world is driven to an act of violence.

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

THE CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen transfers of the Australian cut (122 minutes) and the international cut (117 minutes)
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen transfer of the Australian cut
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles (both versions)
  • Audio Commentary by director Fred Schepisi
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • New Interview with director Fred Schepisi
  • "Celluloid Gypsies: Making The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" documentary
  • A Conversation with director Fred Schepisi & cinematographer Ian Baker
  • "The Chant of Tom Lewis" interview with actor Tom E. Lewis
  • 2008 Melbourne International Film Festival Q and A with director Fred Schepisi & actor Geoffrey Rush
  • "Making Us Blacksmiths" documentary on the casting of Aboriginal lead actors Tom E. Lewis and Freddy Reynolds
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible cover
  • Collector's booklet featuring a reprint of Pauline Kael's original review of the film and rare archival imagery.
  • The first 2,000 copies include a limited edition O-card featuring newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh.

19 July 2019

Indiepix cheers on LOLA (review)

Lola and her friends are college bound. When they are hassled by a group of vollyball players at the local rec center, they challenge the other gang to a winner-takes-all match.  The problem is: they must learn to play vollyeball in a week to beat them.

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

LOLA DVD-R specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.30:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • Zulu/English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Burnt-in English subtitles
  • Trailer

Indiepix takes ONE MORE SHOT (Review)

Johnny Tough is a retired boxer living in the countryside peacefully until his mortal enemy Tap-Tap gets out of jail and kidnaps the daughter of Johnny's lawyer to force him to reveal Johnny's whereabouts.  Fortunately, Johnny has been studying martial arts with his buddy Chan and they are more than ready to take on the enemy in this South African eighties action flick.

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

ONE MORE SHOT DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.29:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Burnt-in English Subtitles
  • Trailer

18 July 2019

Montage Pictures selects THE THIRD WIFE (review)

In the late nineteenth century, fourteen year old May becomes the third wife of a wealthy landowner.  Not considered a lady of the house until she delivers a male heir, she receives advice and teaching from the first and second wife, but are they acting in their own self-interest.

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

THE THIRD WIFE Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.50:1 Widescreen
    • Vietnamese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.50:1 Widescreen 
    • Vietnamese Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Booklet featuring a new essay by David West, news editor at NEO magazine
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