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26 May 2022

Mondo Macabro falls prey to THE RAVAGER and THE BUSHWHACKER (review)

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 (DVDCompare)

THE BUSHWHACKER/THE RAVAGER Blu-ray specs:
  • The Bushwhacker (1968):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-2 1.78:1 widescreen
    • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • The Ravager (1970):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-2 1.33:1 pillarboxed fullscreen
    • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
    • German Theatrical Trailer

21 May 2022

Eureka Classics aims REVOLVER (Review)

When his wife his held for ransom, a jail warden must spring a crook awaiting trial but even the crook does not know who is behind the plot and the two must team up to survive in REVOLVER from director Sergio Sollima and starring Oliver Reed, Fabio Testi, and Agostina Belli.

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

REVOLVER Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English and Italian LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English and English HoH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by author/critic Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw
  • Stephen Thrower on REVOLVER
  • "Tough Girl" interview with actress Paola Pitagora
  • "Action Man" interview with actor Fabio Testi
  • English Opening and Closing Credits
  • Italian Theatrical Trailer
  • U.S. "Blood in the Streets" Theatrical Trailer
  • Two "Blood in the Streets" Radio Spots
  • The first pressing of 2,000 copies comes with a limited edition O-card slipcover and a collector's booklet featuring two new essays by author Howard Hughes; one covering the background to the making of Revolver, and an extensive piece on Ennio Morricone’s “Eurocrime” soundtracks.

18 May 2022

Arrow Films avenges THE 8 DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER (review)

When General Yang and five of his sons are betrayed by traitorous General Pan Me and slaughtered, one of his surviving sons goes mad and the other seeks refuge at a Buddhist temple while the Dowager Yang and her daughters plot to avenge their father and brothers.  Starring Gordon Liu and Alexander Fu Sheng (who died during production).

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video USA/MVD Visual (DVDCompare)

THE 8 DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Cantonese, Mandarin, and English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English and English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Jonathan Clements, author of "A Brief History of China"
  • "Tony Rayns on <i>The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter</i>" film critic appreciation
  • "The 8 Diagram Tragedy" 2004 interview with actor Gordon Liu
  • "Martial Mom" 2004 interview with actress Lily Li
  • "The Shadow Heroine" 2004 interview with actress Yeung Ching-ching
  • "A Tribute to Fu Sheng" 1984 short film
  • Alternate "The Invincible Pole Fighters" Opening Credits
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Digital Release Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Marc Aspinall.
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: an illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Terrence J. Brady. 
  • Also available as an Arrow Video Store Exclusive with a limited edition slipcover.

14 May 2022

Eureka's Masters of Cinema is OUTSIDE THE LAW (review)

When is a Tod Browning/Lon Chaney film not twisted and macabre? When it's actually a Tod Browning/Priscilla Dean vehicle with Lon Chaney in a sinister supporting dual role in OUTSIDE THE LAW.

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

OUTSIDE THE LAW Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • Music LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • English Intertitles
  • "Kim Newman on OUTSIDE THE LAW"
  • Alternate Ending from Reissue Version
  • Collector's booklet featuring an essay by Richard Combs.

Eureka Video launders DREADNAUGHT (review)

Yuen Biao is a "mousy" laundry boy who trains under the great Wong Fei Hung when a masked killer starts stalking him in DREADNAUGHT.

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

DREADNAUGHT Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Cantonese LPCM 2.0 Mono, English LPCM 2.0 Mono, English (Home Video Mix) LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng, NY Asian Film Festival, and filmmaker Michael Worth
  • Audio Commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
  • Interview with actress Lily Li
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer
  • U.S. Home Video Trailer
  • Reversible cover
  • The first 2,000 copies come with a limited edition O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling and collector's booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver.

88 Films illuminates HUMAN LANTERNS (review)

When two boastful noblemen compete for prestige over who has the most beautiful lantern in the Chinese New Year festival, one of them unfortunately hires a madman who uses an ancient art form to make lanterns using human skin in this Shaw Brothers wuxia/horror hybrid.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (US/UK) Region A/B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

HUMAN LANTERNS Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Mandarin LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Kenneth Brorsson and Phil Gillon of the Podcast On Fire Network
  • "A Shaw Story" interview with actress Susan Shaw
  • "The Beauty and the Beasts" interview with actress Linda Chu
  • "Lau Wing - The Ambiguous Hero" interview
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible cover
  • The first pressing of 3,000 copies includes a gloss O-ring slipcase with brand-new artwork from R.P. "Kung Fu Bob" O'Brien, booklet notes by Barry Forshaw
, and a double-sided foldout poster.

06 May 2022

American Genre Film Archive explores a WICKED WORLD (review)

The star of THINGS Barry J. Gillis gives you a Canadian perspective on American violence in the nineties nihilistic slasher/serial killer film WICKED WORLD.

REVIEW LINK: American Genre Film Archive (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

WICKED WORLD Blu-ray specs:

  • Director's Cut:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.35:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Original Cut:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.35:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English Subtitles
  • "Reality: Behind the Scenes of WICKED WORLD" documentary
  • "Marshall Law Video" music video
  • "Tribute to Eddie Platt" interview with Eddie Platt's son Stuart Platt
  • "Tomorrow's Dream" interview with actor/director Barry J. Gillis
  • Video Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 2,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome come with a special limited edition embossed slipcover.

Vinegar Syndrome is loose again in 4K with DEATH WISH 2 (review)

Charles Bronson is loose again in DEATH WISH 2 as architect Paul Kersey who turns vigilante again when his daughter is raped and murdered.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL UHD/Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

DEATH WISH 2 Blu-ray specs: 

  • Disc One (UHD):
    • International Version of the Film:
      • 2160p24 HEVC 1.85:1 Widescreen (HDR10)
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
      • Audio Commentary by author and historian Paul Talbot
  • Disc Two (Blu-ray):
    • International Version of the Film:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
      • Audio Commentary on the international version by author and historian Paul Talbot
    • TV Version of the Film:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • "Pass" interview with screenwriter David Engelbach
    • "Working with Bronson" interview with actor Robert F. Lyons
    • "Dark Parts" interview with actress Robin Sherwood
    • "Fights in the Theater" interview with Todd Roberts, son of executive producer Bobby Roberts
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Comes with a reversible cover.
  • The first 5,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome include a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Robert Sammelin.

04 May 2022

Synapse Films breaks bread with THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE (Review)

Weekenders discover it's better to "let sleeping corpses lie" than to "break bread with the living dead" in the Spanish/Italian zombie gore flic THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE.

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

THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE 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
  • Audio Commentary by authors Nathaniel Thompson and Bruce Holecheck
  • Audio Commentary by author Troy Howarth
  • "Jorge Grau: Catalonia's Cult Film King" feature-length documentary
  • "The Scene of the Crime: Giannetto De Rossi in Discussion from Manchester"
  • Giannetto De Rossi Q&A at the 2020 Festival of Fantastic Films, UK
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 2 TV Spots
  • 2 Radio Spots

01 May 2022

Eureka's Masters of Cinema falls under the spell of VAMPYR (review)

Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer's desire to do something different and mainstream after THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC resulted in one of the most unnerving and dreamlike works of vampire cinema in VAMPYR.

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

VAMPYR Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.19:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • German LPCM 1.0 Mono (restored and unrestored options)
  • German Intertitles and Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film scholar Tony Rayns
  • Audio Commentary by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
  • Visual Essay by scholar Casper Tybjerg
  • "Carl Th. Dreyer" 1966 documentary by Jörgen Roos
  • Author/critic Kim Newman on VAMPYR
  • "David Huckvale on Wolfgang Zeller"
  • "David Huckvale on Sheridan le Fanu"
  • "The Baron" documentary about Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg by Craig Keller
  • Censored Scenes from the French Version
  • Comes in a limited edition hardbound slipcase of 3,000 copies with a 100-page book production and cast credits, the 1933 Danish film programme (translated by Trond S. Trondsen in 2008), "Film-Production Carl Dreyer" by Jean and Dale Drum (2000), Tom Milne's 1971 essay, an interview with Baron Nicolas de Gunzberg by Herman G. Weinberg and Gretchen Weinberg from 1964, "Imagination and Colour" by Dryer from 1955, "Some Notes on the Restoration" by Martin Koerber from 2000 (updated in 2022), production stills, notes on viewing, and Blu-ray credits.

Arrow Video takes on a ONE-ARMED BOXER (Review)

When mercenaries attack his school, kill his teacher and his brothers, and cut off his arm, Jimmy Wang Yu must learn the art of the Crippled Fist to avenge them in ONE-ARMED BOXER.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video/MVD Visual (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

ONE-ARMED BOXER Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Mandarion and English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Alternate Mandarin dub in DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English and English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng of the NY Asian Film Festival
  • Interview with actor/director Wang Yu by Frédéric Ambroisine
  • Alternate English Credits
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer
  • U.S. TV Spot
  • U.S. Radio Spot
  • Wang Yu Trailer Gallery
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Ilan Sheady.
  • The first pressing only includes an illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Simon Abrams.

27 April 2022

Arrow Video is TWISTING THE KNIFE: FOUR FILMS BY CLAUDE CHABROL (review)

Claude Chabrol takes on a more playful tone in TWISTING THE KNIFE: FOUR FILMS BY CLAUDE CHABROL.  In THE SWINDLE, Isabelle Huppert and Michel Serrault are smalltime con artists who get in over their heads with money launderers.  In THE COLOR OF LIES, an art teacher becomes an instant suspect in a small village when he is the last to see a young student alive.  In NIGHTCAP, Huppert is back as the seemingly kind but possibly murderous chocolate empire heiress.  In THE FLOWER OF EVIL, generations of a French family find themselves embroiled in past crimes and modern perversity.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (US/UK) Region A/B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

TWISTING THE KNIFE: FOUR FILMS BY CLAUDE CHABROL Blu-ray specs: 

  • Disc One - The Swindle:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
    • French LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film critic Barry Forshaw and author Sean Hogan
    • "Chabrol’s 'Soap Bubble'" visual essay by Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, author of "Claude Chabrol: The Aesthetics of Opacity"
    • "Film as a Family Affair" interview with director Claude Chabrol's stepdaughter and assistant director Cécile Maistre-Chabrol
    • Behind the Scenes
    • "A Conversation with Isabelle Huppert"
    • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
    • Selected Scene Commentaries by director Claude Chabrol
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
  • Disc Two - The Color of Lies:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
    • French LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by critic Barry Forshaw and author Sean Hogan
    • "Nothing is Sacred" visual essay by film critic Scout Tafoya
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
    • Selected Scene Commentaries by director Claude Chabrol
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
  • Disc Three - Nightcap:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
    • French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film critic Justine Smith
    • "When I Pervert Good..." visual essay by film critic Scout Tafoya
    • "Isabelle Huppert, héroïne chabrolienne" interview with the actress by critic Serge Toubiana
    • "Une demi-heure avec Dutronc" interview with actor Jacques Dutronc
    • Behind the Scenes
    • Screen Test for actress Anna Mouglalis
    • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
    • Selected Scene Commentaries by director Claude Chabrol
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
  • Disc Four - The Flower of Evil:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
    • French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film critic Farran Smith Nehme
    • "Behind the Masks: Remembering Claude Chabrol" appreciation by Agnès C. Poirier, author of "Left Bank: Arts, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950"
    • "Parfums de La fleur du mal" Behind the Scenes
    • Interview with co-writer Catherine Eliacheff
    • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
    • Selected Scene Commentaries by director Claude Chabrol
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
  • 80-page collector's booklet of new writing by Sean Hogan, Brad Stevens, Catherine Dousteyessier-Khoze, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, and Pamela Hutchinson
  • Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella

19 April 2022

Unearthed Classics resurrects PREMUTOS: THE FALLEN ANGEL (review)

Before Satan, Premutos was the first fallen angel.  He had the power to create life, but only from the flesh of the dead.  When a young man discovers a buried book, he discovers that he is the son of Premutos, destined to bring his father back to Earth and unleash an army of the dead in Olaf Ittenbach's German gorefest PREMUTOS: THE FALLEN ANGEL.

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

PREMUTOS: THE FALLEN ANGEL Blu-ray specs:

  • The Director's Cut:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
    • German DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English Subtitles
  • Original Cut:
    • 480i60 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
    • German or English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
  • Making-of documentary
  • "Olaf Ittenback: The Early Years" documentary
  • Trailer
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Bonus Soundtrack CD
  • Reversible Cover
  • Slipcover

Eureka Classics lands a KNOCKABOUT (review)

Jackie Chan's and Sammo Hung's "little brother" Yuen Biao steps into the lead in KNOCKABOUT in which a pair of brothers who make their living by theiving and con jobs find a martial arts teacher who turns out to be a villain.  Sammo Hung directs.

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

KNOCKABOUT Blu-ray specs:

  • Hong Kong Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • Cantonese and English (classic dub) LPCM 1.0 Mono
    • English (newer dub) DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 
    • Optional English Subtitles
  • Export Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
    • English (classic dub) LPCM 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English (home video mix) LPCM 1.0 Mono
  • "Heavy Hitter" interview with actor/director Sammo Hung
  • "Above the Law" interview with actor Bryan “Beardy” Leung Kar-yan
  • "Monkey Magic" interview with Grandmaster Chan Sau Chang
  • Deleted Scene Used as a Teaser for the Japanese Release
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer
  • Comes with a reversible cover
  • The first 2,000 copies come with a limited edition O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling and a 31-page collector's booklet featuring "The Third Brother: Mixing Things Up with Yuen Biao and Knockabout by James Oliver and an excerpt from the original Golden Harvest Knockabout sales flyer.

15 April 2022

Unearthed Classics revels in TOKYO DECADENCE (review)

A young prostitute's attempts to gain control of her life after a visit to a fortune teller leads her to sexual degradation and near-madness in Ryu Murakami's TOKYO DECADENCE.

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

TOKYO DECADENCE Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • Japanese and English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Promotional Featurette
  • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • German Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers

Arrow Video investigates TO SLEEP SO AS TO DREAM (Review)

A private detective and his young assistant become entangled in a bizarre kidnapping of the daughter of an actress by villains who may have stepped out of her unfinished silent serial in Kaizo Hayashi's love letter to Japanese silent cinema TO SLEEP SO AS TO DREAM.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (US/UK) Region A/B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

TO SLEEP SO AS TO DREAM Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Japanese film experts Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp
  • Audio Commentary by director Kaizo Hayashi and actor Shiro Sano
  • "How Many Eggs? Actor Shiro Sano Talks" interview
  • "Talking Silents: Benshi Midori Sawato Talks" interview
  • Midori Sawato Performs "The Eternal Mystery" exclusive benshi performance
  • Restoration Documentary Short
  • Fragments from Japan's Lost Silent Heyday
  • Japanese Theatrical Trailer
  • English-language Re-releae Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by David Downton
  • The first pressing includes an illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Aaron Gerow.

American Genre Film Archive contracts a PATHOGEN (review)

Emily Hagins was twelve years old when she conceived her feature film debut PATHOGEN and fifteen when it was screened at the Alamo Drafthouse.  When a nanochip intended to cure cancer that has the side effect of raising flesh-eating zombies gets into the water system, five grade school students must fight for their life as their neighborhood is taken over by the walking dead.

REVIEW LINK: American Genre Film Archive (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

PATHOGEN Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080i60 MPEG-4 AVC 1.33:1 Pillaboxed Fullscreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Emily Hagins and Bleeding Skull's Annie Choi
  • Cast and Crew QA from the 2006 Theatrical Premiere
  • "Zombie Girl: The Movie" feature-lenght making-of documentary by Justin Johnson, Aaron Marshall, and Erik Mauck
  • "Party Killer" short film directed by Emily Hagins
  • Reversible cover.
  • The first 2,500 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome comes with a slipcover.

11 April 2022

Acorn Media and Shudder room with SUPERHOST (Review)

A pair of lifestyle vloggers book a stay at a "lifechanging" AirBnB and get the hostess from hell in SUPERHOST.

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

SUPERHOST Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director Brandon Christensen
  • Behind-the-Scenes of SUPERHOST
  • "Shooting in a Pandemic"
  • Bloopers
  • "SUPERHOST Visual FX"
  • Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery
  • "Scaredycats" shorts

Actresses duel to the death in Unearthed Films' 2LDK (review)

A pair of actresses sharing an apartment are after the same role and the same man in Yukihiko Tsutsumi's "duel to the death" 2LDK.

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

2LDK Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by actresses Maho Nonami and Eiko Koike
  • "Making of 2LDK" documentary
  • "Duel Production Briefing"
  • Video Message for the Theater Audience
  • Tokyo International Fantastic Film Festival Interviews
  • Premiere Screening Interviews
  • Screening at Kudan Kaikan Interviews
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Trailers

Vinegar Syndrome goes behind bars with REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS (review)

When a young woman joins the REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS, she is at the mercy of a sadistic matron, a mercilles warden, and a butch gang run by Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams in Tom DeSimone's campy take on the women-in-prison genre.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS 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 writer/director Tom DeSimone, moderated by humorist Martin Lewis
  • Audio Commentary by queer film historian Elizabeth Purchell
  • "So Young, So Bad, So What" four-part making-of documentary
  • "Pat Ast Superstar" interview with theatrical producer Alan Eichler
  • "Ode to Wendy" interview with author and critic Breanna Whipple on the life and career of actress Wendy O. Williams
  • Video footage from the play "Women Behind Bars"
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 5,000 units ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome includes a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.

03 April 2022

Arrow gets entagled in LIES AND DECEIT courtesy of Claude Chabrol (review)

 "Too often overlooked and undervalued, Claude Chabrol was the first of the Cahiers du Cinema critics to release a feature film and would be among the most prolific. The sneaky anarchist of the French New Wave, he embraced genre as a means of lifting the lid on human nature. Nothing is sacred and nothing is certain in the films of Claude Chabrol: anything can be corrupted, and usually will be."

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (US/UK) Region A/B Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

LIES AND DECEIT - FIVE FILMS BY CLAUDE CHABROL Blu-ray specs:

  • Disc One - Cop au vin:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
    • French DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film critic Ben Sachs
    • Interview with film historian Ian Christie
    • "Claude Chabrol at the BFI" 1994 interview with director Claude Chabrol at the National Film Theatre, conducted by film historian Ian Christie
    • "Claude Chabrol, Jean Poiret & Stephane Audran in Conversation" 1985 Swiss TV interview for "Special Cinema"
    • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
    • Selected Scene Commentaries by director Claude Chabrol
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
  • Disc Two - Inspector Lavardin:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
    • French LPCM 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film critic Ben Sachs
    • "Why Chabrol?" interview with film critic Sam Wigley
    • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
    • Selected Scene Commentaries by director Claude Chabrol
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
  • Disc Three - Madame Bovary:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
    • French LPCM 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film critic Kat Ellinger
    • "Imagining Emma: Madame Bovary on Screen" visual essay by film historian Pamela Hutchinson
    • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
    • Selected Scene Commentaries by director Claude Chabrol
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
  • Disc Four - Betty:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
    • French LPCM 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film critic Kat Ellinger
    • "Betty, from Simenon to Chabrol" visual essay by French cinema historian Ginette Vincendeau
    • Interview with Georges Simenon translator Ros Schwartz
    • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
    • Selected Scene Commentary by director Claude Chabrol
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
  • Disc Five - Torment:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
    • French LPCM 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by film critics Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Josh Nelson
    • "On Henri Georges Clouzot" interview with director Claude Chabrol about filmmaker Henri Georges Clouzot
    • Interview with producer Marin Karmitz
    • Introduction by film scholar Joël Magny
    • Selected Scene Commentary by director Claude Chabrol
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • Image Gallery
  • Comes in limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella and a fully-illustrated 80-page collector's booklet of new writing on the films by film critics Martyn Conterio, Kat Ellinger, Philip Kemp, and Sam Wigley plus select archival material.

02 April 2022

Eureka chills and thrills with THREE MONSTER TALES OF SCI-FI TERROR (review)

THREE MONSTER TALES OF SCI-FI TERROR showcase the forgotten Universal horrors, casting Lon Chaney Jr. as a MAN-MADE MONSTER, crushing entire towns and people with THE MONOLITH MONSTERS, and clawing coeds with MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS.

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

THREE MONSTER TALES OF SCI-FI TERROR Blu-ray specs: 

  • Disc One:
    • Man-Made Monster (1941):
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
      • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English HoH Subtitles
      • Audio Commentary by author Stephen Jones and author/critic Kim Newman
      • Production Stills Gallery
      • Artwork and Ephemera Gallery
    • The Monolith Monsters (1957): 
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.00:1 Widescren
      • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English HoH Subtitles
      • Audio Commentary by film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby
      • Production Stills Gallery
      • Artwork and Ephemera Gallery
      • Theatrical Trailer
  • Disc Two:
    • Monster on the Campus (1958): 
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.00:1 Widescreen and 1.33:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen Versions
      • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English HoH Subtitles
      • Audio Commentary by author Stephen Jones and author/critic Kim Newman
      • Production Stills Gallery
      • Artwork and Ephemera Gallery
      • Theatrical Trailer
  • The first 2,000 copies come with a limited edition O-card slipcase and a collector's booklet featuring new writing on the films included in this set by film scholar Craig Ian Mann.

Second Run hops a COACH TO VIENNA (review)

In the closing days of World War II, two fleeing German soldiers of the Czech occupation force a woman to take them to the Austrian border.  Little do they suspect the the woman has just buried her husband who was executed by the Nazis and she is planning to take them off course in search of revenge.

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

COACH TO VIENNA Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Czech/German LPCM 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Projection Booth podcast film historians Mike White, Samm Deighan, and Kat Ellinger
  • "It's Not Always Cloudy [Není stále zamračeno]" 1949 semi-documentary graduation film, co-directed by Karel Kachyňa and Vojtěch Jasný
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • 20-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by author and Czechoslovak cinema specialist Jonathan Owen

24 March 2022

Vinegar Syndrome takes a SCHIZOID for an X-RAY in 4K! (review)

In this duo of Cannon slashers, a poison pen writer starts stalking and killing members of a therapy group in SCHIZOID starring Klaus Kinski and Marianna HIll while Playmate Barbi Benton gets terrorized by a mad surgeon in X-RAY.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL UHD/Region A Blu-ray Combo (DVDCompare)

SCHIZOID/X-RAY UHD/Blu-ray Combo specs: 

  • Disc One - Schizoid (UHD):
    • 2160p24 HEVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Disc Two - X-ray (UHD):
    • 2160p24 HEVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Disc Three - Schizoid/X-Ray (Blu-ray):
    • Schizoid
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
      • "Shooting by March" interview with writer/director David Paulsen
      • "Hide the Scissors" interview with actress Donna Wilkes
      • "Blood in the Jacuzzi" interview with makeup artist Erica Ueland
      • "A Wellesley Graduate" interview with actress Flo Lawrence
      • Theatrical Trailer
    • X-Ray:
      • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
      • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
      • Optional English SDH Subtitles
      • "Ultra Violet Vengeance: The Talent & Technicians of X-RAY" making-of documentary
      • "Bad Medicine" interview with director Boaz Davidson
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 5,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome comes with a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.

23 March 2022

Vinegar Syndrome and HARD ROCK ZOMBIES play at SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROCK (review)

Punk rockers are targeted for slaughter but come back as HARD ROCK ZOMBIES in this eighties everything-but-the-kitchen sink horror comedy, while Alcatraz becomes SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROCK when vivid nightmares bring a college student and his friends to the abandoned prison in search of evil.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL (Hard Rock Zombies)/Region A (Slaughterhouse Rock) Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

HARD ROCK ZOMBIES/SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROCK Blu-ray specs:

  • Disc One - Hard Rock Zombies:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • "Never Say Die" 2022 making-of documentary with actors EJ Curse, Sam Mann, Geno Andrews, Mick McMains, Ted Wells, Richard Vidan, and David O’Hara 
    • "Popcorn Farts and Low Budget Cheese" interview with special effects artists Chris Biggs and Everett Burrell
    • "From Bit Player to Band Leader" interview with actress Susette Boggs
    • "The Bible of Holy Moses: Watching HARD ROCK ZOMBIES Through a Fanatic's Eye" interview with author Lucy Hall
  • Disc Two - Slaughterhouse Rock:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
    • "Low-key Horror" interview with cinematographer Nicholas Josef von Sternberg
    • "The Girl That Lives" interview with actress Tammy Hyler
    • "Wearing the Right Clothes" interview with actor Nicholas Celozzi
    • "Lunch Break with Claws" interview with make-up artist/actor Al Fleming
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 5,000 units ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome includes a limited edition slipcover designed by Earl Kessler Jr.

20 March 2022

The Film Detective battles MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL (review)

When an experimental rocket carrying insect species goes off-course and is exposed to massive doses of space radiation before crashing back to Earth, reports out of Africa about monsters in the volcanic region "Green Hell" bring a pair of American scientists to the African Interior in this poverty row variation on the fifties studio creature features MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL.

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

MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL Blu-ray Specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen and 1.33:1 Fullscreen Versions
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digitla 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles (feature, commentary, and extras)
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Stephen R. Bissette
  • "Missouri Born: The Film Career of Jim Davis"
  • 10-page booklet by Don Stradley

Acorn and Shudder discover a CAVEAT (review)

In need of quick money after an accident, Isaac accepts an odd proposal from his landlord: to babysit the man's mentally-unstable niece at the island cottage where her father committed suicide and her mother mysteriously disappeared.  The CAVEAT is that he must wear a chained harness that restricts his movements for the young woman's sense of safety.  While the niece is unstable, it appears that there is something even more dangerous lurking in the cellar in this Irish horror film presented by Shudder.

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

CAVEAT Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English SDH and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director/editor Damian McCarthy
  • Audio Commentary by producer Justin Hyne
  • "Storyboards" split-screen comparison

16 March 2022

Second Run falls into THE DEVIL'S TRAP (review)

A local landowner working his subjects relentlessly during a draught, a miller using unusual methods to search for water, and a priest in search of the Devil clash in THE DEVIL'S TRAP from the director of MARKETA LAZAROVA.

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

THE DEVIL'S TRAP Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-2 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • Czech LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • "In the Web of Time" 1989 documentary portrait of director Frantisek Vlácil by cinematographer František Uldrich
  • "The Week Starts on Friday" 1962 short film by Elmar Kloss
  • 20-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by author and Czechoslovak cinema specialist Peter Hames

Acorn Media celebrates QUEENS OF MYSTERY (review)

A young detective sergeant starts her new job in the quaint British village of her birth, but her trio of crimewriting aunts cannot help getting involved in her cases in THE QUEENS OF MYSTERY.

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

QUEENS OF MYSTERY: SERIES 1 DVD specs:

  • Six episodes on two dual-layer DVDs
  • 16:9 anamorphic 1.78:1 widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English HoH and French subtitles
  • Behind the Scenes segments for each episode
  • Easter Eggs

06 March 2022

Montage Pictures goes out at MIDNIGHT (review)

When a deaf mother and sister interrupt a serial killer with his latest victim, he wages a deadly game of cat and mouse with them and the cop brother of the victim; however, he may have grossly underestimated his prey in the South Korean thriller MIDNIGHT featuring the star of the series "Squid Game".

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

MIDNIGHT Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.40:1 Widescreen
  • Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger
  • "Korean Horror Cinema" visual essay by film historian Travis Crawford
  • The first pressing of 2,000 copies comes with a limited edition silver laminate O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Grégory Sacré (Gokaiju) as well as a collector's booklet featuring new writing by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas.

Vinegar Syndrome gets Southern Gothic with SISTER, SISTER (Review)

Sweltering passions deep in the bayou turn deadly when a fraught relationship between sisters is ruptured by the arrival of a handsome stranger in Bill Condon's directorial debut SISTER, SISTER starring Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judity Ivey, and Benjamin Mouton.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

SISTER, SISTER Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by co-writer/director Bill Condon
  • Audio Commentary by author & critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • "Being an Outsider" interview with actor Benjamin Mouton
  • "Staying Honest" interview with actress Natalija Nogulich
  • "Orchestrating Altered States" interview with composer Richard Einhorn
  • "Going to War" interview with cinematographer Stephen Katz
  • Deleted Scenes with optional audio commentary by co-writer/director Bill Condon
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • 12-page booklet with the essay "Drawn to a Flame: Bill Condon's SISTER, SISTER Plays With Fire" by film programmer/historian Cristina Cacioppo.
  • The first 5,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome include a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Haunt Love.

05 March 2022

Vinegar Syndrome warns BEWARE! CHILDREN AT PLAY (review)

When children go missing in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and adults turn up mutilated, the locals suspect a pervert but an investigating horror writer suspects that superstitious talk of cannibalistic goblins may have an even darker truth in the outrageous regional flick BEWARE! CHILDREN AT PLAY from Troma (of course).

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

BEWARE! CHILDREN AT PLAY 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 Mik Cribben
  • "Why I Don't Have Children" making-of documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew
  • New interview with director Mik Cribben
  • Archival interview with director Mik Cribben
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 5,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome come with a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Richard Hilliard.

28 February 2022

Vinegar Syndrome resurrects MADMAN in 4K (review)

The eighties slasher sleeper classic MADMAN hits Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome.  The legend of Madman Marz has terrified campers at the North Sea Cottages camp for gifted children for generations.  When one brazen kid challenges the mad killer to come and get him, the counselors start to vanish one by one.  Starring Gaylen Ross of DAWN OF THE DEAD.

REVIEW LINK: Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region ALL UHD/Blu-ray combo (DVDCompare)

MADMAN UHD/Blu-ray Combo specs: 

  • Disc One (UHD):
    • 2160p24 HEVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles 
    • Audio Commentary by co-writer/director Joe Giannone, co-writer/producer Gary Sales, and stars Tony Fish and Paul Ehlers
    • Audio Commentary by podcasters The Hysteria Continues!
  • Disc Two (Blu-ray):
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles 
    • Audio Commentary by co-writer/director Joe Giannone, co-writer/producer Gary Sales, and stars Tony Fish and Paul Ehlers
    • Audio Commentary by podcasters The Hysteria Continues!
    • Optional introduction by producer Gary Sales
    • "I’m Not a Screamer" interview with actress Gaylen Ross
    • "MADMAN: Alive at 35!" 2015 documentary
    • "The Legend Lives: 30 Years of MADMAN" 2010 documentary
    • DEADPIT Interviews
      • producer Gary Sales
      • actor Paul Ehlers
    • "The Early Career of Gary Sales"
    • "In Memorium"
    • "Music Inspired by MADMAN"
    • Theatrical Trailer
    • TV Spots
    • Still and Artwork Gallery
  • Reversible Cover
  • The first 6,000 copies ordered directly from Vinegar Syndrome include a special limited edition embossed slipcover designed by Tom Hodge of The Dude Designs.

Swordplay and hospitality in Arrow's COME DRINK WITH ME (review)

King Hu's trendsetting wuxia film COME DRINK WITH ME tells the story of swordswoman Golden Swallow who enters a den of thieves to rescue her brother and finds help from a drunken beggar.

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

COME DRINK WITH ME Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Mandarin and English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles for Mandarin audio and English SDH for English audio
  • Audio Commentary by film critic and historian Tony Rayns
  • Interview with actress Cheng Pei-pei, filmed by Frédéric Ambroisine
  • Interview with actor Yueh Hua, filmed by Frédéric Ambroisine
  • Interview with actor Chen Hung-lieh, filmed by Frédéric Ambroisine
  • "Talk Story with Cheng Pei-pei" 2016 Q&A at the University of Hawaii moderated by George Chun Han Wang
  • "Cinema Hong Kong: Swordfighting" Celestial Pictures documentary
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer
  • Digital Reissue Trailer
  • "Golden Swallow" Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Comes with a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella.
  • The first pressing includes an illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Anne Billson, and a 2010 essay by George Chun Han Wang about the relationship between director King Hu and producer Run Run Shaw.
  • A limited edition with a theatrical artwork O-card can be ordered directly from Arrow Video.

Eureka duels with an ODD COUPLE (review)

Sammo Hung and Lau Kar-wing play dual roles as masters of the sword and spear whose battles always end in draws.  They then decide to take on younger pupils to prove who is the best through training and combat between the younger men in this martial arts comedy hybrid.

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

ODD COUPLE Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Cantonese LPCM 1.0 mono and English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and martial artist/actor Robert “Bobby” Samuels
  • Audio Commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
  • "Master and Student" interview with director Lau Kar-wing
  • "Natural Born Killer" interview with actor Bryan "Beardy" Leung Kar-yan
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer
  • Home Video Trailer
  • The first 2,000 copies include a limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling, and a collector's booklet featuring new writing by James Oliver.

23 February 2022

Eureka investigates SKINNY TIGER AND FATTY DRAGON (Review)

Karl Maka and Sammo Hung star in the buddy cop comedy SKINNY TIGER AND FATTY DRAGON as a pair of plainclothes cops who get into hot water with their unconventional methods in trying to apprehend a cocaine kingpin.

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

SKINNY TIGER AND FATTY DRAGON Blu-ray specs: 

  • Disc One:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • Cantonese LPCM 1.0 Mono, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM 1.0 Mono
    • Optional English Subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and martial artist/actor Robert “Bobby” Samuels
    • Audio Commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder & Arne Venema
    • Audio interview with stuntman and martial artist Mark Houghton
    • "The Weapon Master" interview with director Lau Kar-wing
    • "Partner in Crime" interview with actor, stuntman, and action choreographer Ridley Tsui
    • Extended Fight Scene from the Taiwanese Cut
    • International Trailer
  • Disc Two (Bonus Disc):
    • "Mark Hougton: I am the White Tiger" documentary
  • The first pressing is a limited edition of 3,000 copies that includes the aformentioend bonus disc, an O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling, and a collector's booklet.
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