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28 March 2019

Scream Factory digs up THE BODY SNATCHER (Review)

Boris Karloff continues the tradition of the nefarious "resurrection men" Burke and Hare in producer Val Lewton and director Robert Wise's adaptation of the short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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

THE BODY SNATCHER Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional Engilsh SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Robert Wise and film historian Steve Haberman
  • "You'll Never Get Rid of Me" interview with film historian Gregory William Mank on the film
  • "Val Lewton: Shadows in the Dark" documentary (53 minutes)
  • Poster/Lobby Card Gallery
  • Still Gallery

Vinegar Syndrome nurses THE SUCKLING (review)

The denizens of a brothel/abortion clinic become lunch for THE SUCKLING, an aborted fetus flushed into the sewer that becomes mutated by toxic waste in this nineties indie oddity.

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

THE SUCKLING 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 Francis Teri
  • Interview with Suckling actor Michael Gingold
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible Cover

Scream Factory tells THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES (review)

BLACK BELT meets BLACK MAGIC in the Hammer Films/Shaw Brothers co-production THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES which pits Van Helsing and eight kung-fu siblings against Dracula and his seven vampire warrior minions.  Peter Cushing and David Chiang star.

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

THE LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by author/film historian Bruce G. Hallenbeck
  • Alternate U.S. Theatrical Version "The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula" (75 mins) in high definition with standard definition inserts
  • "Kung Fear" interview with Hong Kong film expert Rick Baker
  • "When Hammer Met Shaw" interview with actor David Chiang
  • "The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires" Theatrical Trailer
  • "The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula" Theatrical Trailer
  • U.S. TV Spot
  • Still Gallery
  • Reversible Cover

24 March 2019

Film Movement applauds MARQUISE (review)

The rise and fall of a beateaous actress, student to comic playwright Moliére and mistress to rival tragic playwright Racine, gypsy dancer MARQUISE uses her charms and wit to maneuver the court of King Louis XIV and achieve her ambition to be a famous actress.  Sophie Marceau stars.

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

MARQUISE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • French LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Interview with director Véra Belmont
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers
  • Booklet by film professor Laurence Marie

Second Run pilots IKARIE XB 1 (review)

In this Czech sci-fi masterpiece - based on a novel by Stanislaw Lem (author of SOLARIS adapted into film by both Andrei Tarkovsky and Steven Soderbergh) - a multi-national team of explorers board a vessel to explore the Alpha Centauri star system in a journey that will last fifteen Earth years while only twenty-eight months elapse in space.  As they venture further from Earth, the crew start to face both interpersonal problems as well as threats from seemingly alien forces and a mysterious dark star.  Released in a re-edited version by American International as VOYAGE TO THE END OF THE UNIVERSE, IKARIE XB-1 is presented here in its original, uncut Czech version with English subtitles from a 4K restoration.

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

IKARIE XB 1 Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • Czech LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • An Appreciation by critic Kim Newman
  • Short film "The Most Ordinary of Occupations [Nejv edn j í povolání]"
  • Alternative US version "Voyage to the End of the Universe" Opening
  • Alternative US version "Voyage to the End of the Universe" End Scene
  • 2016 Restoration Trailer
  • "Voyage to the End of the Universe" Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
  • Easter Egg
  • Booklet by film historian Michael Brooke

22 March 2019

Vinegar Syndrome cruises the FLESHPOT ON 42ND STREET (review)

Shacked up with an older man who wants her to get a job, ex-hooker Dusty instead robs him and pawns his belongings.  She returns to streetwalking with her drag queen friend Cherry until she meets straightlaced lawyer Bob and finds herself falling in love with him.  Torn between love and loyalty, she makes the fateful decision to take one last job in this alternately tender, flamboyant, and bleak offering from Andy Milligan in its fully restored hardcore version.

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

FLESHPOT ON 42ND STREET Blu-ray/DVD combo specs:
  • Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen and 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen viewing options
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • DVD:
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen and 1.33:1 non-anamorphic fullscreen viewing options
    • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Kat Ellinger, Heather Drain, and Samm Deighan
  • Locations Then-and-Now Featurette
  • Reversible Cover
  • Limited edition slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.
Limited to 2,500 copies available directly from Vinegar Syndrome who currently have no plans to press a standard edition.

Vinegar Syndrome avenges DOMINIQUE (review)

Cliff Robertson, Jean Simmons, Jenny Agutter, and Simon Ward are put through the thriller paces in this British mystery about a woman who believes her husband is trying to drive her insane.  When she suddenly takes her own life, her husband is haunted by her vengeful presence.  Ron Moody, Michael Jayston, and Judy Geeson also star.

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

DOMINIQUE 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 Interview with actor Michael Jayston
  • Audio Interview with assistant director Brian Cook
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover

Mondo Macabro falls victim to THE BUSHWHACKER and then THE RAVAGER (reivew)

Mondo Macabro and Something Weird Video launch their American Arcana line with a truly deranged duo.  In THE BUSHWHACKER, a crazy and horny desert hermit shoots down a passing plane carrying a studly pilot and three pretty models.  From SHE FREAK's Byron Mabe.  In THE RAVAGER, a traumatized Vietnam War demolitions expert is discharged and can only achieve arousal by blowing up his victims!  From Charles Nizet, director of HELP ME... I'M POSSESSED!

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

THE BUSHWHACKER/THE RAVAGER Blu-ray specs:
  • The Bushwhacker (1968):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • The Ravager (1970):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
    • German Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • Six Double-sided Lobby Cards with artwork and stills from both films
  • Twelve page booklet on THE RAVAGER director Charles Nizet by Robin Bougie

Scream Factory gets buzzed by THE DEADLY MANTIS (Review)

An iceberg splits in the North Pole waking a two-hundred foot long praying mantis from millions of years in suspended animation and it makes its way south through the United States feeding on human flesh.  A paleontologist, a magazine editor, and an air force colonel race against time to destroy the beast on "the day that engulfed the world in terror!"

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

THE DEADLY MANTIS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mon
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter
  • Complete Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episode "The Deadly Mantis"
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

20 March 2019

Scream Factory believes in SUPERSTITION (review)

"You should have believed" in SUPERSTITION.  A reverend and his family move into a house built on the sight of a witch's execution in the seventeenth century and learn too late that she is NOT resting in peace in this gory eighties shocker.

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

SUPERSTITION Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "Lake of Fire" interview with actor James Houghton
  • "That Crazy Witchcraft" interview with director James Robertson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Reversible Cover

Arrow Video gets scorched by THE IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE (review)

Scotland is the atypical setting for this brutal Italian giallo in which a killer who scars his victims with acid and slashes their throats stalks the Swiss Ambassador and his family.  Anton Diffring, Valentina Cortese, Dagmar Lassander, and Luigi Pistilli star.  Directed by Riccardo Freda.

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

IGUANA WITH THE TONGUE OF FIRE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 mono
  • Optional English subtitles for the Italian track and English SDH for the English track
  • Audio Commentary by giallo connoisseurs Adrian J. Smith and David Flint
  • "Of Chameleons and Iguanas" video appreciation by the cultural critic and academic Richard Dyer
  • "Considering Cipriani" appreciation of the composer and his score by DJ and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon
  • "The Cutting Game" interview with assistant editor Bruno Micheli
  • "The Red Queen of Hearts" interview with actress Dagmar Lassander
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • English Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Galleries:
  • Stills
  • Cinesex Photonovel 
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys

14 March 2019

Eureka Classics delivers WHEELS ON MEALS (review)

Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, and Yuen Biao star in this comedy about food truck vendors in Barcelona who get involved with a girl (Miss Spain Lola Forner) on the run from an evil count's henchmen (including Benny "The Jet" Urquidez).

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

WHEELS ON MEALS Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio and LPCM 1.0 mono, English Classic Dub DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 1.0 mono, English 2003 Dub DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, and Hybrid Cantonese LPCM 2.0 Stereo track with the score for the English version
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • "On Giant's Shoulders" interview with actor/director Sammo Hung
  • Archival Interview with actor/director Sammo Hung
  • "Born to Fight" interview with actor Yuen Biao
  • "Jet Fighter" interview with kickboxing champion and martial-artist Benny "The Jet" Urquidez
  • "King of the Ring" interview with martial-artist Keith Vitali
  • "The Inside Track" interview with action choreographer Stanley Tong
  • "Spartan X" Japanese version alternate credits with outtakes
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • International Theatrical Trailer
  • Japanese "Spartan X" Theatrical Trailer
  • FIRST PRESSING OF 4,000 Copies includes a limited edition slipcase and collector's booklet featuring a new essay by James Oliver.

11 March 2019

Eureka Video endeavors to SINK THE BISMARCK! (review)

Kenneth More and Dana Wynter put their emotions aside when tasked with the mission to SINK THE BISMARCK! in this World War II British drama based on a work by C.S. Forester (HORATIO HORNBLOWER).

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

SINK THE BISMARCK! Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo and Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Interview with film historian Sheldon Hall
  • Theatrical Trailer

Arrow Video craves BLOOD HUNGER: THE FILMS OF JOSE LARRAZ (review)

Arrow Video brings together three thrillers from José Ramon Larraz, director of the recently rediscovered 1974 British Cannes submission SYMPTOMS.  In his feature debut WHIRLPOOL, a model is invited to the countryside to take portfolio photographs by a fashion editor and her unnaturally close photographer nephew and starts to wonder what happened to the girl before her who is now missing.  In VAMPYRES, a motorist picks up a beautiful hitchhiker who takes him back to her gothic mansion for a night of sex and blooddrinking.  In THE COMING OF SIN, a wealthy and beautiful young woman takes in a gypsy maid and attraction sparks, but the relationship becomes an uncomfortable threesome when the man of the gypsy girl's nightmares joins them.

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

BLOOD HUNGER: THE FILMS OF JOSÉ LARRAZ Blu-ray specs:
  • DISC ONE: Whirlpool (1970)
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
    • English LPCM 1.0
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by Video Watchdog's Tim Lucas
    • "Obsessive Recurrence: The Early Films of José Larraz" an appreciation by author and critic Kim Newman
    • "A Curious Casting" interview with actor Larry Dann
    • "Deviations of Whirlpool" featurette on the differences between the U.S. Theatrical Cut and the European cut of the film
    • Archival Interview with director José Larraz
    • Image Gallery
    • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • DISC TWO: Vampyres (1974)
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English LPCM 1.0
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by Diabolique Magazine's Kat Ellinger
    • Cast and Crew Interviews:
      • "A High Stakes Enterprise" interview with producer Brian Smedley-Aston
      • "By This Sign, I'll Recognise You..." interview with actress Marianne Morris
      • "Daughter of Dracula" interview with actress Anulka
      • "A Cut-Throat Business" interview with actor Brian Deacon
      • "Unhappy Camper" interview with actress Sally Faulkner
      • "Bloodletting on a Budget" interview with make-up artist Colin Arthur
      • "Requiem for a Vampyre" interview with composer James Kenelm Clarke
    • "Reimagining Vampyres" interview with Larraz's friend and collaborator Victor
    • Matellano, director of the 2015 "Vampyres" remake
    • Archival Interview with director José Larraz
    • 1997 Eurofest Q&A with director José Larraz and actress Marianne Morris
    • Image Galleries:
      • Stills
      • Behind the Scenes
      • Promotional and Miscellaneous
      • "Lost" Caravan Sequence
    • Trailers:
      • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
      • International Theatrical Trailer
  • DISC THREE: The Coming of Sin (1978)
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
    • English and Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0
    • Optional English SDH subtitles for the English track and English subtitles for the Spanish track
    • English or Spanish opening credits via seamless branching
    • Audio Commentary by Diabolique Magazine's Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
    • "Variations of Vice: The Alternate Versions of The Coming of Sin" featurette with Nucleus Films' Marc Morris
    • "Remembering Larraz" author and filmmaker Simon Birrell on his long-time friend and collaborator José Larraz
    • "His Last Request" 2005 short film by Simon Birrell made under the guidance of José Larraz and starring Spanish horror legend Jack Taylor
    • Archival Interview with director José Larraz
    • Image Gallery
    • Spanish Theatrical Trailer
  • Newly comissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
  • 80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing by Jo Botting, Tim Greaves and Vanity Celis

Kino Lorber solves WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO AUNT ALICE? (review)

What makes Mrs. Marrable's garden grow... wouldn't you like to know!  And wouldn't you like to know WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO AUNT ALICE?  Geraldine Page and Ruth Gordon star in this thriller from the producer of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? and HUSH... HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE.


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

WHAT EVER HAPPEND TO AUNT ALICE? Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith
  • Theatrical Trailer

07 March 2019

Unearthed Films drives PURGATORY ROAD (review)

A pair of brothers travel through the Deep South in a van offering salvation and brutal punishment for the sinners they encounter in this film from SENSITIVE NEW AGE KILLER's Mark Savage.

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

PURGATORY ROAD Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Audio Commentary by director Mark Savage and producer Tom Parnell
  • "The Grisly Art of Marcus Koch & Cat Bernier Sowell" slideshow gallery
  • "The Actors Speak" interviews with actors Gary Cairns, Luke Albright, and Trista Robinson
  • "Tom Parnell: Beyond the Day Job"
  • Purgatory Road Q&A

06 March 2019

Scorpion Releasing CURSE III: BLOOD SACRIFICE (review)

When an American bride of a sugar cane plantation owner in West Africa inteferes in a ritual goat sacrifice, she and her friends and family are cursed by the local witchdoctor and stalked by a creature that rises from the sea for ritual revenge.  Christopher Lee, Jenilee Harrison, and Henry Cele star.  Also know as PANGA.

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

CURSE III: BLOOD SACRIFICE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Previews
Available exclusively from Ronin Flix.

88 Films enters the GREEN INFERNO (review)

MONDO CANE cinematographer Antonio Climati steps into the director's chair for a very different take on the Italian cannibal genre as a reporter and three adventurers travel into the jungle in search of an anthropologist who went missing while searching the the Imas tribe who were believed to guard the location of the lost city of El Dorado.

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

GREEN INFERNO Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English and Italian LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • "Scenes from Banned Alive: The Rise and Fall of Italian Cannibal Films" featurette
  • Italian Opening and End Credits
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible cover
  • FIRST PRESSING: Limited edition gloss O-card slipcase and extensive booklet notes by film writer Francesco Massaccesi

88 Films munches on CANNIBAL TERROR (review)

A kidnapping for ransom plot goes awry when the thieves and their young victim hide out in the jungle and encounter a cannibal tribe in this Eurocine effort.

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

CANNIBAL TERROR Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 widescreen
  • English and French LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • "That's Not the Amazon!: The Strange Story of the Eurociné Cannibal Film Cycle" documentary
  • Deleted Scene
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Limited Edition O-Card

Umbrella Entertainment tells CELIA THE TALE OF RUBY ROSE (review)

A double feature of supernatural-tinged tales of the horrors of life seen through innocent eyes.  In CELIA, what a young girl fears more than the communist threat is a monsters from a storybook who may be not so imaginary.  In THE TALE OF RUBY ROSE, a young woman living in the Highlands of Tasmania wages a battle against the darkness and death that comes with it.

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

CELIA/THE TALE OF RUBY ROSE DVD specs:
  • Disc One: Celia (1989)
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen (PAL)
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Sunday Program Review
    • Audio Only Interview With Ann Turner
    • German Theatrical Trailer
    • Stills Gallery
    • Trailer
  • Disc Two: The Tale of Ruby Rose (1987)
    • 16:9 anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen (NTSC)
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1
Available from Umbrella Entertainment.

02 March 2019

Kino Lorber on the ROAD TO MOROCCO (review)

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby court a princess and battle a sheik on the ROAD TO MOROCCO.  Every mirage joke from Looney Tunes and all those FAMILY GUY road adventures can be traced back to this highly influential and amusing film.  Dorothy Lamour and Anthony Quinn also star.

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

ROAD TO MOROCCO Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Jack Theakston
  • Featurettes:
    • "Bob Hope and the Road to Success"
    • "Command Performance 1945"
  • "Road to Morocco" Sing-Along
  • "Trailers from Hell" with John Landis
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Previews

Kino Lorber hitches on the ROAD TO ZANZIBAR (Review)

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby lead an expedition into the jungle with Dorothy Lamour in ROAD TO ZANZIBAR,

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

ROAD TO ZANZIBAR Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Featurettes:
    • "Bob Hope and the Road to Success"
    • "Command Performance 1944"
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Previews

Kino Lorber is on the ROAD TO SINGAPORE (review)

Bing Crosby and Bob Hope are a shipping magnate heir and a gregarious sailor who wind up in hot water and set sail for Singapore where they become rivals for the affection of a nightclub performer and embroiled in local intrigues.  Dorothy Lamour and Anthony Quinn also star.

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

ROAD TO SINGAPORE Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Featurettes:
    • "Bob Hope and the Road to Success"
    • "Entertaining the Troops"
  • "Sweet Potato Pie" Sing-Along
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Previews

Breaking Glass Pictures worships ADONIS (Review)

Cursed from birth due his past lives, Peking Opera performer Ke finds himself out of work and drawn into nude modeling and sex work, accepting wrongs and grateful for kindnesses while questioning the meaning of life and the afterlife in Scud's follow-up to UTOPIANS.

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

ADONIS DVD specs:
  • 16:9 anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen
  • Mandarin/Cantonese/English/Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Burnt-in English Subtitles
  • "Adonis Interviewing the 30" cast featurette
  • Making-of Featurettes:
    • "Hong Kong"
    • "Taiwan"
    • "Thailand and Batam"
  • Trailer
  • Previews
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