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30 January 2019

Scorpion Releasing conducts RITUALS (review)

Hal Holbrook and Lawrence Dane wind up far from DELIVERANCE country and stalked by something far more sinister, cunning, and deadly in the Canadian backwoods chiller RITUALS.

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

RITUALS 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 actor/producer Lawrence Dane, moderated by Lee Christian
  • Interview with actor/producer Lawrence Dane
  • Interview with actor Robin Gammell
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailer for THE CREEPER version
  • Trailers
  • Mini-poster
  • Reversible cover
  • Slipcover

Scream Factory spreads the PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES (review)

Haitian voodoo rites find their way to rural Cornwall and a series of mysterious illnesses lead to the dead who won't stay dead in this Hammer horror classic.  Andre Morell, John Carson, Diane Clare, Jacqueline Pearce, and Brook Williams star.

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

PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by filmmaker Constantine Nasr and writer Ted Newsom
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Troy Howarth
  • "Raising the Dead" making-of featurette
  • "World of Hammer" TV Special
  • Restoration Comparison
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Reversible Cover

Severin Films paints ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK (review)

They're coming to get you in ALL THE COLOURS OF THE DARK, Sergio Martino's occult-tinged giallo starring Edwige Fenech as a woman who lost her unborn child in a car accident and has been having hallucinations of a knife-wielding stalker since them.  When her boyfriend cannot help her, a sexy neighbor takes her to a Satanic cult to help rid her of her fears, but there is a price to be paid.  George Hilton, Mariana Malfati, Susan Scott, Julian Ugarte, Jorge Rigaud, and Ivan Rassimov also star.

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

ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English (for Italian) and English SDH (for English) subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Diabolique Magazine's Kat Ellinger
  • Alternate "They're Coming to Get You" U.S. Cut (88 mins)
  • "Color My Nightmare" interview with director Sergio Martino
  • "Last of the Mohicans" interview with screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi
  • "Giallo is the Color" interview with actor George Hilton and Italian horror expert Antonio Tentori
  • Trailers
  • Limited Edition CD Soundtrack by Bruno Nicolai (29 tracks)

Vinegar Syndrome welcomes the UNINVITED (review)

He has lives, you have only one.  A pleasure cruise for a trio of corrupt Wall Street investors and a gaggle of teenagers on spring break hits rough seas when a genetically-mutated kitty cat stows away aboard ship.  George Kennedy, Alex Cord, Clu Gulager, Rob Estes, and Shari Shattuck star.

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

THE UNINVITED Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • American theatrical version and previously unseen international cut with exclusive footage and alternate ending
  • Audio Commentary by director Greydon Clark on the American version
  • "That Darn Mutant Cat!" interview with cinematographer Nicholas Von Sterenberg
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover

Lionsgate meets Van Gogh AT ETERNITY'S GATE (review)

The last few months of Vincent Van Gogh's life are explored by fellow painter Julian Schnabel in this sensory take on the artist's inner demons and artistic inspiration.  Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Oscar Isaac star.

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

AT ETERNITY'S GATE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English/French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
  • Optional English, English SDH, and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by co-writer/co-director/co-editor Julian Schnabel and co-editor/co-writer Louise Kugelberg
  • Featurettes:
    • "Made by a Painter"
    • "Channeling Van Gogh"
    • "Visualizing Van Gogh"
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Start-up Trailers
  • Digital Copy Code

Indiepix takes on CHARLIE STEEL (review)

When a businessman's daughter is kidnapped and held for ransom, he calls in private detective Charlie Steel.  Steel poses as a gunman to infiltrate the gang but is recognized by an old enemy.

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

CHARLIE STEEL DVD-R specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic pillarboxed 1.33:1 fullscreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • English Subtitles (burnt-in)
  • Trailer

24 January 2019

Indiepix vows REVENGE (review)

When his wife is murdered and his son blinded by a gang of thugs, a peace-loving farmer trains with a hermit gunman to take REVENGE in this recently rediscovered western produced in South Africa during Apartheid.

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

REVENGE DVD-R specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • Zulu Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Burnt-in English Subtitles
  • Trailer

Arrow Video boards HORROR EXPRESS (Review)

Take a night train to terror on the HORROR EXPRESS.  An anthropologist boards the Trans-Siberian Express with a fossilized missing link found in Manchuria.  Unfortunately, the beast is not quite dead, possessed of an alien intelligence that drains the brains of its victims through their eyes.  Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Silvia Tortosa, Helga Line, Julio Pena, Alberto de Mendoza, and Telly Savalas star.

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

HORROR EXPRESS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 1.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
  • Introduction by Fangoria's Chris Alexander
  • "Ticket to Die" an appreciation by film historian Steve Haberman
  • "Night Train to Nowhere" film historian Ted Newsom on his late friend producer Bernard Gordon
  • "Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express" archival interview with director Eugenio Martin
  • "Notes from the Blacklist" producer Bernard Gordon on working in Hollywood during the McCarthy Era
  • "Telly and Me" interview with composer John Cacavas
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible cover featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY:  a fully-illustrated collector’s booklet with new writing by Adam Scovell

Vinegar Syndrome rings in a BLOODY NEW YEAR (review)

Six friends become stranded on island and take shelter in a hotel where time has somehow stopped and the restless souls trapped there have a grisly brand of hospitality for visitors.

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

BLOODY NEW YEAR Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Norman J. Warren
  • Reversible Cover
  • 3000 copy limited edition available directly from Vinegar Syndrome with exclusive slipcover (a standard edition should followin late 2019 or early 2020).

Vinegar Syndrome enrolls at SPLATTER UNIVERSITY (Review)

Earn a higher degree in terror at SPLATTER UNIVERSITY when a knife-wielding maniac starts stalking the student bodies at a Catholic college in this eighties slasher distributed theatrically by Troma.

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

SPLATTER UNIVERSITY Blu-ray/DVD Combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director/editor Richard W. Haines and make-up effects artist Amodio Giordano
  • Audio Commentary by The Hysteria Continues
  • Audio Interview with composer Chris Burke
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Theme Song
  • Script Gallery
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 1,500 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome
come with a limited slipcover.

Indiepix spotlights THE COMEDIANS (review)

Fortune-seeking huster Ace Bona borrows his reluctant friend's magic ring to make himself a wealthyman, only to find that his greed is uncontrollable.  Obsessed with the idea of possessing the ring for himself, he hires a group of thugs to rob his friend.  Meanwhile, his friend has a trick up his own sleeve in this rediscovered Apartheid-era comedy.

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

THE COMEDIANS DVD-R specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • Zulu Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
  • Burnt-in English Subtitles
  • Trailer

22 January 2019

Second Run shines with DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT (review)

Two boys escape a train bound for a concentration camp into the forest.  Their struggle for survival includes weathering the elements and not knowing whether to trust those from whom they need shelter and food in Jan Nemec's visually-stunning feature debut.

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

DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • Czech LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Michael Brooke
  • 1960 short film "A Lot of Bread" by Jan Nemec
  • Interview with Eva Lustigova, daughter of author Arnost Lustig
  • An Apprecation by film critic Peter Hames
  • Essay Booklet by Michael Brooke

21 January 2019

Film Movement screens BENT (review)

The 1997 screen adaptation of the 1979 Martin Sherman play looks at the forbidden intimacy between two gay men in a concentration camp during World War II.  Clive OWen, Lothaire Bluteau, Ian McKellan, and Mick Jagger star.

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

BENT Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Interviews with 
  • 2018 Re-release Trailer
  • Original Trailer
  • Previews
  • Booklet by Steven Alan Carr

Arrow Video USA detonates WILLIE DYNAMITE (review)

New York pimp WILLIE DYNAMITE believes in free enterprise.  When his fellow pimps want to assign territories and he refuses, he has more than rival pimps going after his business and his life.  An ex-prostitute turned social worker, her assistant disrict attorney boyfriend, and ruthless detectives dog him at every turn.  Starring Roscoe Orman who landed a forty-year-long regular role on SESAME STREET the same year!

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

WILLIE DYNAMITE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 1.0 mono
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by critic and lecturer Sergio Mims
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
    FIRST PRESSING ONLY: illustrated collector's booklet featuring writing on the film by Cullen Gallagher

Arrow Video hunts a DEADBEAT AT DAWN (review)

"He quit the gangs. They killed his girl. He became..." DEADBEAT AT DAWN.  Jim VanBebber's Dayton, Ohio-lensed gory indie actioner comes to Blu-ray.

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

DEADBEAT AT DAWN Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English LPCM 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director/star Jim VanBebber, actor Paul Harper, and guest Cody Lee Hardin, moderated by filmmaker Victor Bonacore
  • "Deadbeat Forever" documentary by filmmaker Victor Bonacore (79 mins)
  • Archival 1986 Behind the Scenes documentary about the original failed shoot
  • Outtakes
  • Short Movies (with optional audio commentary by director Jim VanBebber):
    • "Into the Black" (1983)
    • "My Sweet Satan" (1993)
    • "Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin" (1994)
    • "Gator Green" (2013)
  • Music Videos:
    • Pantera "Revolution is My Name (Long Version)"
    • Damien Storm "The Legend of Damine Storm"
    • Superjoint "Fuck Your Enemy"
    • Superjoint "The Alcoholik"
  • "Chunkblower" Promo Film (with optional commentary by Jim VanBebber)
  • Image Galleries
  • Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strai
  • 24-page booklet by by Scott Gabbey and Graham Rae.

Umbrella Entertainment travels down LOST GULLY ROAD (Review)

Sent to the countryside to wait in a remote bed and breakfast to hide from an ex-lover by her sister, Lucy soon has more to worry about than going stir crazy when a sinister force makes itself known in this modern Australian chiller.

REVIEW LINK: Umbrella Entertainment (AUS) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVD Drive-in)

LOST GULLY ROAD DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1

Umbrella Entertainment parties down at OUIJA HOUSE (review)


Tara Reed and Mischa Barton, looking like they've lived hard, are among the unfortunates who decide holding a seance in a house with a history of brutal murder is a great party game.  Dee Wallace also stars.



REVIEW LINK: Umbrella Entertainment (AUS) Region 0 NTSC DVD (DVD Drive-in)

OUIJA HOUSE DVD specs:

  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1

Scorpion Releasing is mauled by GRIZZLY (review)

"The most dangerous JAWS on land" comes to Blu-ray as a national park is beset by a series of grisly grizzly killings of unsuspecting tourists.  the park ranger wants to shut the site down but the tourism-minded park supervisor puts more people in danger by making the grizzly hunt a hillbilly free-for-all.  Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel, and Joan McCall star.

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

GRIZZLY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Lee Gambin
  • Audio Commentary by producer David Sheldon and actress Joan McCall
  • Isolated Music & Effects Track
  • "Katarina's Fun Facts" introduction
  • "Jaws with Claws" retropsective with producer David Sheldon, producer Harvey Flaxman, actor Andrew Prine, and actress Joan McCall
  • "Making Movies in the Wilderness" vintage featurette with director William Girdler
  • New Beverly Q and A with producer David Sheldon and actor Andrew Prine 
  • 3 Trailers & 2 Radio Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible Cover
  • Limited Editon Slipcover

20 January 2019

Code Red picks up a TEENAGE TRAMP for CAT MURKIL AND THE SILKS (review)

A pair of seventies-era juvenile delinquent flicks has a TEENAGE TRAMP on the run from drug dealers and leading them into the home of her rich and conservative older sister while CAT MURKIL AND THE SILKS take on rival high school gangs.

REVIEW LINK: Code Red (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVD Drive-in)

TEENAGE TRAMP/CAT MURKILL AND THE SILKS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Maria's B-Movie Mayhem introduction for TEENAGE TRAMP
  • Trailers

Arrow Video unravels THE FIFTH CORD (review)

Franco Nero plays a washed-up journalist driven to solve a series of murders when the victims number among his friends and acqauintances and he becomes a suspect in Luigi Bazzoni's giallo THE FIFTH CORD.

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

THE FIFTH CORD Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian LPCM 1.0 mono
  • Optional English HoH (for English) and English (for Italian) subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Travis Crawford
  • "Lines and Shadows" video essay by critic Rachael Nisbet
  • "Whisky Giallore" interview with author and critic Michael Mackenzie
  • "Black Day for Nero" interview with actor Franco Nero
  • "The Rhythm Section" interview with film editor Eugenio Alabiso
  • Deleted Sequence
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • English Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kat Ellinger and Peter Jilmstad

Arrow Video speaks through THE POSSESSED (review)

A writer returns to a village where he spent his vacations as youth to reconnect with a hotel maid he fell in love with only to discover that she is dead of an apparent suicide.  Rumors and whispers have him suspecting the girl was actually murdered and the attempt to unravel the deep and twisted secrets of the village may claim him as a victim in this proto-gially from Luigi Bazzoni based on a real life Italian murder case.  Peter Baldwin, Virna Lisi, Philippe Leroy, and Valentina Cortese star.

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

THE POSSESSED Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian LPCM 1.0 mono
  • Optional English HoH (for English) and English (for Italian) subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
  • "Richard Dyer on The Possessed" video appreciation
  • "Lipstick Marks" interview with make-up artist Giannetto de Rossi
  • "Youth Memories" interview with assistant director Dante Feretti
  • "The Legacy of the Bazzoni Brothers" interview with actor/director Francesco Barilli, a close friend of Luigi and Camillo Bazzoni
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • English Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Andreas Ehrenreich, Roberto Curti and original reviews.

Umbrella Entertainment sets off THE CHAIN REACTION (review)

A mechanic and his wife out in the country for a "dirty weekend" stumble upon a nuclear meltdown, the scientist trying to expose it, and the corporation who wants to silence all who know about it in the 1980 Ozploitation actioner THE CHAIN REACTION with car stunts directed by MAD MAX's George Miller.

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

THE CHAIN REACTION Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH subtitles
  • Full-length Workprint Cut "The Man at the Edge of the Freeway"
  • Extended "Not Quite Hollywood" interviews with actors Steve Bisley & Arna-Maria Winchester, director Ian Barry, and associate producer Ross Matthews
  • "Thrills & Nuclear Spills" documentary with director Ian Barry, producer David Elfik, and actor Steve Bisley
  • "The Sparks Obituary" pitch reel for titular feature with introduction by Ian Barry
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Image Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • VHS Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Reversible Cover

08 January 2019

Kino Lorber gets mutinous on THE BOUNTY (review)

Anthony Hopkins is William Bligh and Mel Gibson is Fletcher Christian in Roger Donaldson's take on the facts behind the mutiny on THE BOUNTY.

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

THE BOUNTY Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Roger Donaldson, production designer John Graysmark, and producer Bernard Williams
  • Audio Commentary by historical consutlant Stephen Walters
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers

05 January 2019

Eureka tells a tale of ONCE UPON A TIME CHINA TRILOGY (review)

Tsui Hark's epic series on Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung gets a 4K restoration for Eureka's ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA TRILOGY.  Jet Li plays the traditional doctor and martial artist whose code of honor is tested by foreign powers, violent isolationalist sects, corrupt officials, and true love in the series first three films and the Sammo Hung-directed sixth entry (Li having sat out the fourth and fifth entries).  Rosalind Kwan also stars.

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

ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA TRILOGY Blu-ray specs:

  • Once Upon a Time in China (1991):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • Cantonese LPCM 1.0 mono and 2.0 Stereo, Mandarin LPCM 2.0 Stereo, and English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • Optional English subtitels
    • Audio Commentery by martial-arts cinema authority Mike Leeder and filmmaker Arne Venema
    • The Legend of Wong Fei-hung Part 1
    • Interview with Yen Shi-Kwan
    • Interview with Jet Li
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Once Upon a Time in China II (1992):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • Cantonse LPCM 1.0 mono and 2.0 Stereo, Mandarin LPCM 2.0 Stereo, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by martial-arts cinema authority Mike Leeder and filmmaker Arne Venema
    • Mike Miller: Memories of Once Upon A Time in China 2
    • The Legend of Wong Fei-hung Part 2
    • An Audience with Jet Li
    • Interview with Donnie Yen
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Once Upon a Time in China III (1993):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • Cantonese LPCM 1.0 mono, Mandarin LPCM 2.0 Stereo, and English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by martial-arts cinema authority Mike Leeder and filmmaker Arne Venema
    • John Wakefield: Memories of Once Upon A Time in China 3
    • The Legend of Wong Fei-hung Part 3
    • Interview with Tsui Hark
    • Interview with John Wakefield
    • Behind-the-Scenes Montage
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • Cantonese LPCM 1.0 mono, Mandarin LPCM 2.0 Stereo, and English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • Optional English subtitles tracks for both the Cantonese track and Mandarin tracks
    • The Making of Once Upon a Time in China and America
    • Two Theatrical Trailers
  • The trilogy comes with separate collector's booklets for the film featuring a new essay on the film by James Oliver and full credits.
  • Limited edition featuring three cases in a slipcover. 

    01 January 2019

    Film Movement summers in LA BOYITA (review)

    Jorgelina wants nothing to do with becoming a woman if it means acting like her boy-crazy older sister Lulu.  After a fight with her sister, she decides to spend the holidays with her father in the country rather than with her mother and sister at the seaside.  On the farm, she reconnects with friend Mario but he is finding that his own passage into manhood is considerably more complicated than a show of bravado as a horse racer in this coming of age film from the producers of Pedro Almadovar's TALK TO HER.

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

    LA BOYITA DVD specs:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
    • Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Burnt-in English subtitles
    • Start-up Trailers 

    Unearthed Films gets BRUTAL (review)

    Separate male and female serial killers cut an anatomically reductive through the neon streets of Tokyo in this shot-on-video piece of gornography.

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

    BRUTAL Blu-ray specs:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
    • Japanese LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English subtitles
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Three Music Videos
    • Trailer
    • Previews 

    Montage Pictures shelters UNDER THE TREE (review)

    A war between neighbors over an unsightly tree goes to bloody extremes in this blackly comic tragic drama from Iceland.

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

    UNDER THE TREE Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
    • Blu-ray:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
      • Icelandic DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • DVD:
      • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
      • Icelandic Dolby Digital 5.1
    • Optional English subtitles
    • "Behind the Tree: The Making of Under the Tree"
    • Trailer
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