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28 May 2024

Full Moon swelters in Jess Franco's DOWNTOWN HEAT (review)

When two cops and a jazz musician who has lost his wife to drugs discover corruption within the force, they pair up with an American federal agent to take on gangsters in Jess Franco's eighties action film starring Mike Connors and Craig Hill.

REVIEW LINK: Full Moon Features (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

DOWNTOWN HEAT Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Full Moon Trailers
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24 May 2024

88 Films gets snatched by THE BODY STEALERS (review)

When paratroopers vanish right out the sky, man of action Bob Megan suspects a conspiracy but everything else points to an alien invasion in Tigon's Bond-ian sci-fi thriller.

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

THE BODY STEALERS Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen
  • English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film critics David Flint and Allan Bryce 
  • Audio Commentary by actor Patrick Allen, moderated author John Hamilton 
  • "The Making of THE BODY STEALERS" 
  • "Invasion of THE BODY STEALERS" introduction by film historian Jon Dear 
  • "A Career Man - Will Fowler on George Sanders and THE BODY STEALERS" 
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • The first pressing includes a limited edition glossy O-ring slipcover and booklet notes by John Hamilton.
     

22 May 2024

For Dark Force Entertainment's ALL THE YOUNG WIVES, MY PLEASURE IS MY BUSINESS (review)

In this grindhouse double feature, a young wife with a cheating older husband falls for a studly horse trainer in ALL THE YOUNG WIVES while "The Happy Hooker" herself Xavier Hollander shows horny moral hypocrites that MY PLEASURE IS MY BUSINESS.

REVIEW LINK: Dark Force Entertainment (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

ALL THE YOUNG WIVES/MY PLEASURE IS MY BUSINESS Blu-ray specs:

  • All The Young Wives:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen 
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • My Pleasure is My Business:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • "Drive-in Theater" Playback Mode 

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Second Run gets dizzy in MERRY-GO-ROUND (review)

A farm girl in love with a field worker is promised to an older landowner by her father without her consent, and her love for another man will lead her to challenge his authority and her village's entire way of life in this Hungarian masterwork from Zoltan Fabri.

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

MERRY-GO-ROUND Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 AVC MPEG-4 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen 
  • Hungarian LPCM 2.0 Mono 
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • "We're Flying, Mari" interview with filmmaker István Szabó 
  • Screen Tests 
  • Restoration Demo 
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • Comes with a 20-page booklet with an essay by Hungarian cinema specialist John Cunningham.
     

88 Films spreads its (bat)wings with COUNT DRACULA in 4K (review)

Spanish provocateur director Jess Franco, cunning producer Harry Alan Towers, and Hammer horror great Christopher Lee set out to produce the most faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel with COUNT DRACULA, and the results were... interesting.

REVIEW LINK: 88 Films (UK) Region ALL 4K UltraHD/Blu-ray Combo (DVDCompare)

COUNT DRACULA 4K UltraHD Blu-ray specs:

  • Disc One (4K UltraHD):
    • 2160p24 HEVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen 
    • English and Spanish LPCM 2.0 Mono 
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles 
    • Audio Commentary by film critics Kim Newman and Sean Hogan 
    • Audio Commentary by film experts Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thomson 
    • Audio Commentary by actress Maria Rohm, moderated by David Del Valle Theatrical Trailer
  • Disc Two (Blu-ray):
    • 1080p24 AVC MPEG-4 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen 
    • English and Spanish LPCM 2.0 Mono 
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles 
    • Audio Commentary by film critics Kim Newman and Sean Hogan 
    • Audio Commentary by film experts Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thomson 
    • Audio Commentary by actress Maria Rohm, moderated by David Del Valle 
    • "Bloodsucker - David Pirie on COUNT DRACULA" 
    • "The State of Dracula" 1973 illustrated Christopher Lee audio interview with filmmaker Donald Glut 
    • "Dracula in the South" interview with film historian Troy Howarth 
    • "Beloved Count" interview with director Jess Franco and producer Harry Alan Towers 
    • "Handsome Harker: Actor Fred Williams Interviewed" 
    • "A Conversation with Jack Taylor" 
    • "Stake Holders" appreciation by French director Christophe Gans
    • "Jess Franco's Bram Stoker's COUNT DRACULA" interview with Franco biographer Stephen Thrower
    • "In the Land of Franco" bonus sequence with film historians Alain Petit and Stephen Thrower 
    • Alternate French, German, Italian, and Spanish Title Sequences 
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • The first pressing includes a limited edition slipcase with artwork by Graham Humphreys and booklet notes with new writing on the film by Barry Forshaw.
     

Severin Films puts the magnifying glass on SHERLOCK HOLMES (review)

After Hammer's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, Peter Cushing returned to the role of SHERLOCK HOLMES for BBC's second series - replacing Douglas Wilmer - with Nigel Stock as his Watson for series of eleven cases comprising twelve episodes including the two-part "The Hound of the Baskervilles."  Unfortunatley, only six episodes survive and are presented here along with remaining lost segments recovered from foreign television archives with commentaries and a rare Cushing interview.

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

SHERLOCK HOLMES Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.24:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono 
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles 
  • Six surviving episodes on two Blu-ray discs including optional opening countdowns 
  • Audio Commentary on "A Study in Scarlet" and "The Sign of Four" by film and television historians Kim Newman and David Stuart Davies 
  • Audio Commentary on both parts of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" by film and television historians Barry Forshaw and David Stuart Davies 
  • Audio Commentary on "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" and "The Blue Carbuncle" by film and television historians Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw 
  • "Looking for Holmes: Author David Stuart Davies Interviews Peter Cushing on 29th August 1974 at Pinewood Studios, During the Filming of LEGEND OF THE WEREWOLF" 
  • Lost Segments with optional audio commentary by film and television historians Jonathan Rigby and Kevin Lyons

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20 May 2024

Unearthed Films rescues THE ABANDONED (review)

Marie comes to Russia in search of her past which has been shrouded in legal bureaucracy and learns that she has inherited a family farm that has been uninhabited for forty years since the murder of her mother.  When she arrives at the old farm, she discovers that ghosts of the past are very much still active and planning a deadly homecoming in the feature debut of Nacho Cerda.

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

THE ABANDONED 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
  • "Circling Back" interviews with co-writer/director Nacho Cerdà, co-writer Karim Hussein, and co-writer Richard Stanley 
  • "The Making of THE ABANDONED" 
  • "In the THE ABANDONED's Den" interview with co-writer/director Nacho Cerdà 
  • "Nacho Cerdà: Facing Death" 
  • "The Little Secrets of Nacho Cerdà" 
  • "When Buck Meets Cerdà: A Dialogue Between Friends" 
  • Alternate Cuts 
  • Alternate Endings 
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes 
  • Outtakes 
  • Photo Gallery 
  • Storyboards 
  • Trailers 
  • Bonus Trailers 
  • BD-ROM: Storyboard Collection

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19 May 2024

Second Run seeks a HAPPY END (review)

"Oldřich Lipský's one-of-a-kind Czech black comedy employs an ingenious twist - telling the life story of a condemned murderer entirely in reverse: from his 'birth' at the guillotine, to his departure as an infant. Utilising the techniques of silent cinema, the film plays with the flow of cinematic time to audacious effect."

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

HAPPY END Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • Czech LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by the Projection Booth film historians Mike White, Kat Ellinger and Ben Buckingham 
  • Video essay by film critic and Program Director of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival Cerise Howard 
  • Comes with a booklet featuring a substantial new essay by writer and commentator Jonathan Owen.

16 May 2024

Blue Underground resurrects DEATHDREAM in 4K (review)

Future A CHRISTMAS STORY and PORKY'S director Bob Clark and writer Alan Ormsby followed up CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY THINGS with this supernatural take on the effects of the Vietnam War as a soldier supposedly killed in action shows up on his family's doorstep with a very special kind of craving.

REVIEW LINK: Blue Underground (US) Region ALL 4K UltraHD/Blu-ray Combo (DVDCompare)

DEATHDREAM 4K UltraHD/Blu-ray Combo Specs:

  • Disc One - 4K UltraHD:
    • 2160p24 HEVC 1.85:1 Widescreen (Dolby Vision) 
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono 
    • Optional English SDH, French, and Spanish Subtitles 
    • Audio Commentary by director Bob Clark, moderated by David Gregory 
    • Audio Commentary by screenwriter Alan Ormsby, moderated by David Gregory 
    • Audio Commentary by film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson 
    • DEAD OF NIGHT Theatrical Trailer
  • Disc Two - Blu-ray:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen 
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 Mono 
    • Optional English SDH, French, and Spanish Subtitles 
    • Audio Commentary by director Bob Clark, moderated by David Gregory 
    • Audio Commentary by screenwriter Alan Ormsby, moderated by David Gregory 
    • Audio Commentary by film historians Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson 
    • "The First Andy" interview with actor Gary Swanson 
    • "Notes for a Homecoming" interview with composer Carl Zittrer 
    • A Recollection with star Anya Liffey and writer/make-up artist Alan Orsmby 
    • "Flying Down to Brooksville" interview with production manager John Bud Cardos 
    • Tom Savini: The Early Years 
    • "Deathdreaming" interview with star Richard Backus 
    • Gary Swanson Screen Test 
    • "3:45" Alan Ormsby Student Film 
    • Still Galleries 
    • DEATHDREAM Alternate Opening Titles 
    • DEAD OF NIGHT Theatrical Trailer
  • Comes with a reversible cover.
  • The first pressing includes a slipcover.
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15 May 2024

Acorn Media investigates with HARRY WILD: SERIES 2 (review)

Jane Seymour is back in the second series of HARRY WILD as a retired college professor turned private detective partnered with student Fergus in a race to solve cases ahead of her police detective son involving murder mystery weekends gone wrong, devil worshipers in the countryside, body parts strewn along the coast, and a bridezilla who cares more about her wedding than her dead maid of honour.

REVIEW LINK: Acorn Media (UK) Region 0 PAL DVD (DVDCompare)

HARRY WILD - SERIES 2 DVD specs:

  • Six episodes on two dual-layer discs
  • 16:9 Anamorphic 2.00:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English HoH Subtitles
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Image Gallery

14 May 2024

Cult Epics exposes TINTO BRASS: MAESTRO OF EROTIC CINEMA 2 (review)

Works from the peak of Tinto Brass' tenure as "maestro of erotic cinema" come together in a Blu-ray set (with bonus DVD).  In PAPRIKA, a girl is tricked into prostitution by her fiance and soon learns the ropes and turns her talents to her advantage.  In ALL LADIES DO IT, a bored housewife inherits a Venetian apartment from a scandalous aunt and has a sexual awakening.  In P.O. BOX TINTO BRASS, Brass depicts erotic stories from the letters sent to him by female fans.  In FRIVOLOUS LOLA, young Lola does not want to get married without discovering the delights of erotic experience.

REVIEW LINK: Cult Epics (US) Region A/ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

TINTO BRASS - MAESTRO OF EROTIC CINEMA 2 Blu-ray specs:

  • Disc One - Paprika:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen 
    • Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono 
    • Optional English Subtitles 
    • "Welcome to the Whorehouse" interview with director Tinto Brass 
    • Theatrical Trailer 
    • Lobby Card Image Gallery 
    • Bonus Trailers
  • Disc Two - All Ladies Do It:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen 
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo and Mono 
    • Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Stereo and Mono 
    • Optional English Subtitles 
    • Audio Commentary by critics Eugenio Ercolani and Troy Howarth 
    • Interview with director Tinto Brass 
    • Outtakes 
    • Still Gallery 
    • Tinto Brass Trailers
  • Disc Three - P.O. Box Tinto Brass:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen 
    • Italian DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono 
    • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono 
    • Optional English Subtitles 
    • Interview with director Tinto Brass 
    • Theatrical Trailer 
    • Still Gallery
  • Disc Four - Frivolous Lola:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen 
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo 
    • Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English Subtitles 
    • Audio Commentary by film historians Eugenio Ercolani and Nathaniel Thompson 
    • Interview with director Tinto Brass 
    • Photo Gallery 
    • Tinto Brass Trailers
  • Disc Five - Bonus DVD:
    • Tinto Brass Trailers and Rare Clips 
    • Outtakes:
      • PAPRIKA 
      • P.O. BOX TINTO BRASS 
      • ALL LADIES DO IT
  • Four poster postcards and slipcover. 
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13 May 2024

Severin Films probes NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN (review)

The unrated gorefest NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN comes to 4K as uncut as possible.  A madman on an experimental drug murders his way from New York to Florida and the only person who knows is a boy who has cried wolf too many times.

REVIEW LINK: Severin Films (UK) Region ALL 4K UltraHD/Blu-ray Combo (DVDCompare)

NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN 4K UltraHD/Combo Blu-ray specs: 

  • Disc One (4K UltraHD):
    • 2160p24 HEVC 1.85:1 Widescreen (HDR10) 
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 Mono 
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles 
    • Audio Commentary by actor Baird Stafford and effects artist Cleve Hall, moderated by Lee Christian and David DeCoteau from 2011 
    • Audio Commentary by associate producer Bill Paul from 2015 
    • Two Theatrical Trailers
  • Disc Two (Blu-ray):
    • 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 actor Baird Stafford and effects artist Cleve Hall, moderated by Lee Christian and David DeCoteau from 2011 
    • Audio Commentary by associate producer Bill Paul from 2015 
    • "Kill Thy Father and Thy Mother" interview with director Romano Scavolini (72 minutes) 
    • "Dreaming Up a NIGHTMARE" documentary featuring former president Of 21st Century Distribution Arthur Schweitzer, actor/unit production manager Mik Cribben, production supervisor Simon Nuchtern, Florida producer/special effects artist William Milling, uncredited editor Jim Markovic and archival interviews with actor Baird Stafford and special effects artists Edward French and Cleve Hall 
    • "The Nightmare of NIGHTMARE" interview with erroneously credited special effects director Tom Savini 
    • "The Stuff That Nightmares Are Made Of" interview with makeup artist Robin Stevens 
    • "A Nightmare on Many Streets" locations visit with Fangoria's Michael Gingold 
    • Open Matte Peep Show Sequence 
    • Deleted Scenes 
    • Still Gallery 
    • Two Theatrical Trailers
  • Slipcover

Eureka's Masters of Cinema stalks THE CAT AND THE CANARY (review)

On a dark and stormy night, a young heiress is threatened by greedy relatives and an escaped maniac in the OG "old dark house" film THE CAT AND THE CANARY.

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

THE CAT AND THE CANARY Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.37:1 Pillarboxed Fullscreen
  • Robert Israel Score in DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Original English Intertitles
  • Audio Commentary by author Stephen Jones and author/critic Kim Newman 
  • Audio Commentary by film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby 
  • "Mysteries Mean Dark Corners" video essay by David Cairns and Fiona Watson 
  • Interview with writer and film critic Pamela Hutchinson 
  • Interview with film critic Phuong Le 
  • Extracts from John Willard's Original Play 
  • "Lucky Strike" Paul Leni Cigarette Brand Endorsement 
  • Comes with a collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Richard Combs, Craig Ian Mann, and Imogen Sara Smith. 
  • The first pressing of 2,000 copies includes a limited edition O-Card slipcase featuring new artwork by Graham Humphreys.

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09 May 2024

Full Moon enters the SHADOWZONE (review)

Louise Fletcher (EXORCIST II), James Hong (BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA), and David Beecroft (TV's FALCON CREST) star in this Full Moon monster flick from J.S. Cardone (THE SLAYER).  A NASA captain investigates a grisly death associated with the secret ShadowZone project, a deep sleep study that takes its subjects beyond normal levels of dreaming that has allowed something from another dimension to cross the border and use the fears of the scientific team against them.

REVIEW LINK: Full Moon Features (US) Region ALL Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

SHADOWZONE Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Full Moon Trailers

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07 May 2024

Radiance Films takes on BLACK TIGHT KILLERS (reviews)

A simple date with a stewardess turns into a web of murder and intrigue for a debonair photographer in this wild and wacky Japanese thriller from the director of STRAY CAT ROCK and MASSACRE GUN.

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

BLACK TIGHT KILLERS Blu-ray specs: 

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by film historian Jasper Sharp
  • Archival interview from 2000 with director Yasuharu Hasebe 
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • Comes with a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow and a booklet featuring writing by Japanese cinema expert Chris D. 
  • Limited edition of 3000 copies, presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable OBI strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings.

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06 May 2024

Radiance Films explores THE SHAPE OF NIGHT (review)

Yoshie goes to the city to study dressmaking and works part-time in a bar where she meets a handsome businessman.  Unfortunately, he turns out to be a low-level gangster who manipulates her into a life of prostitution.  When one of regular clients falls for her and offers her a new chance at a happy life, it may all be too late for her and she may have to take drastic measures to truly free herself.

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

THE SHAPE OF NIGHT Blu-ray specs:

  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Japanese LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Interview with Yoshio Nakamura, son of director Noboru Nakamura 
  • "Major Changes" visual essay film historian by Tom Mes 
  • Easter Egg 
  • Includes a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Time Tomorrow. 
  • Initial pressing of 3,000 copies also includes a booklet featuring new writing by Chuck Stephens, and presented in full-height Scanavo packaging with removable obi strip leaving packaging free of certificates and markings.

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Arrow Video explores CRIMSON PEAK (review)

Guillermo del Toro tells a tale of gothic romance on an epic scale (at least an epic budget) when a young American woman is swept off her feet by a British aristocrat and taken to his ancestral home, the forbidding CRIMSON PEAK where the dead are not quiet.

REVIEW LINK: Arrow Video (US/UK) 4K UltraHD (DVDCompare)

CRIMSON PEAK 4K UltraHD specs:

  • 2160p24 HEVC 1.85:1 Widescreen (Dolby Vision HDR/HDR10)
  • English DTS:X and DTS Headphone:X 2.0 Stereo
  • English Audio Descriptive Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by co-writer/director Guillermo del Toro 
  • "The House is Alive: Constructing CRIMSON PEAK" documentary 
  • Spanish-language Interview with co-writer/director Guillermo Del Toro 
  • Allerdale Hall - Four Featurettes:
    • "The Gothic Corridor"
    • "The Scullery"
    • "The Red Clay Mines"
    • "The Limbo Fog Set" 
  • "A Primer on Gothic Romance" interview with co-writer/director Guillermo del Toro on the film's literary elements 
  • "The Light and Dark of CRIMSON PEAK" featurette about the film's use of color 
  • "Hand Tailored Gothic" featurette on the film's costumes 
  • "A Living Thing" featurette on the modelling and construction of the Allerdale Hall sets 
  • "Beware of CRIMSON PEAK" walking tour of Allerdale Hall with actor Tom Hiddleston 
  • "Crimson Phantoms" featurette on the film's ghosts 
  • "Kim Newman on CRIMSON PEAK and the Tradition of Gothic Romance" interview with the author and critic 
  • "Violence and Beauty in Guillermo del Toro's Gothic Fairy Tale Films" video essay by writer Kat Ellinger 
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • International Trailer 
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • 2 TV Spots 
  • Image Galleries:
    • Production Stills 
    • Behind the Scenes 
  • Comes in limited edition packaging designed by Crimson Peak concept artist Guy Davis with four double-sided postcards and an 80-page, hard-bound book featuring writing by David Jenkins and Simon Abrams, an archival interview with Guillermo del Toro, and original conceptual design illustrations by artists Guy Davis and Oscar Chichoni.

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05 May 2024

Vinegar Syndrome braves the blonde fury of LADY REPORTER (review)

In her first lead role, Cynthia Rothrock plays an FBI agent who infiltrates an Hong Kong newspaper that is a front for counterfeiting in LADY REPORTER.

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

LADY REPORTER Blu-ray specs:

  • Hong Kong Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen 
    • Cantonese DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 and Mandarin Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono 
    • Optional English Subtitles 
    • Audio Commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival)
  • English Export Version:
    • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.85:1 Widescreen 
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono 
    • Optional English SDH Subtitles
  • "No Mediocre Action" interview with actress Cynthia Rothrock 
  • "Playing the Villain" interview with actor Vincent Lyn 
  • Image Gallery 
  • Hong Kong Theatrical Trailer 
  • English Export Trailer
  • Reversible Cover
  • 16-page booklet with the essay "Skirt-Wearing Inspectors: Action and Cultural Barriers in Mang Hoi's LADY REPORTER" by historian Francesco Massaccesi.

Also available with a special limited edition spot gloss and embossed slipcover designed by Robert Sammelin at Vinegar Syndrome and select indie retailers, limited to 6,000 copies.

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Film Movement and Vinegar Syndrome cherish THAT MOST IMPORTANT THING: LOVE (review)

A down on his luck photographer meets a failed actress on a porn set and tries to foster her talent with tragic results in Polish exile Andrzej Zulawski's first French film.  Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc, and Klaus Kinski star.

REVIEW LINK: Film Movement/Vinegar Syndrome (US) Region A Blu-ray (DVDCompare)

L'IMPORTANT C'EST D'AIMER Blu-ray specs:
  • 1080p24 MPEG-4 AVC 1.66:1 Widescreen
  • French and English LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Interview with director Andrzej Zulawski
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • About Film Movement
  • Booklet by film historian Kat Ellinger 

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