Well It’s February. Shit weather. Blah month of whatever. But the videostore as always is here to rescue those boring blues with a random collection of this, that, and the other thing. A mix of DVD and Blu Ray goodness that might intrigue you for some rentals or a few new additions to your ever growing collection. Let’s take a look shall we…
With Part 6 on it’s way this 5 Movie collection of Death killing young people is as popular as ever.
Hard-drinking, ex-minor-league hopeful Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau) grumpily agrees to coach a Little League team at the behest of lawyer-councilman Bob Whitewood (Ben Piazza), who has a vendetta against the league for excluding his marginally talented son from play. After failing with his new team of misfits, Buttermaker enlists feisty and gifted pitcher Amanda Whurlitzer (Tatum O’Neal) to lead the charge — but can he find the luck and patience to whip these outcasts into shape?
For his only foray into the zombie genre, psychosexual sleaze maestro Andrea Bianchi (MALABIMBA: THE MALICIOUS WHORE) unleashes enough flesh-ripping, gut-chomping and depraved oedipal mayhem to set insane new standards in Italian horror. 1980.
Deluxe blu-ray edition of Ruggero Deodato’s infamous 1980 exploitation film. Newly restored high definition print and new bonus features.
A corrupt bigwig orders a sheriff (Charles Napier) to kill a mysterious man who is trying to corner his drug-smuggling racket.
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren take on one of the most sensational cases of their careers after a cop stumbles upon a dazed and bloodied young man walking down the road. Accused of murder, the suspect claims demonic possession as his defense, forcing the Warrens into a supernatural inquiry unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.
When churlish mobster Albert Spica (Michael Gambon) acquires an upscale French restaurant in London, he dines there nightly, effectively scaring off the clientele with his bad manners. His wife, Georgina (Helen Mirren), is especially disgusted by him, and soon begins an affair with another restaurant guest, Michael (Alan Howard). Despite their efforts to keep it a secret, however, Spica finds out about their trysts, and he plans to exact a terrible revenge.
Stylised tale of two young women in 1950s Los Angeles who have a double wedding – but problems arise shortly afterwards when one of them has an affair with a local Romeo. When her husband discovers the truth, disaster is on the horizon. Produced for American cable television as part of a series paying homage to 1950s B-movies.
David Cronenberg’s icily erotic fusion of flesh and machine about the kinky, death-obsessed underworld of sadomasochistic car-crash fetishists for whom twisted metal and scar tissue are the ultimate turn-ons. Rosanna Arquette, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas.
The Bob Hope of bosomy camp horror comedy! Set in Victorian times, Elvira & her maid end-up spending the night at an old creepy castle when they hitch a ride with a local. Written by John Paragon. Richard O’Brien, Mary Scheer, 2001.
Once an architect, Frank Bannister (Michael J. Fox) now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his “special” gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town where he lives. As he tries to piece together the supernatural mystery of these killings, he falls in love with the wife (Trini Alvarado) of one of the victims and deals with a crazy FBI agent (Jeffrey Combs).
Maverick writer/director Ralph Bakshi made his feature-length film debut with this audacious foray into adult-content animation, creating one of the most successful animated features of its time! 1972.
An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer’s help to pull off the perfect heist, but even the most fool proof schemes have a way of backfiring. Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom, Ronald Neame, 1966.
When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Double feauture of two ridiculous sequels…
It is set at the turn of the 19th century on the fictional French-controlled island of Pulau-Pulau in the East Indies. Jack Stiles is an American secret agent sent there by President Jefferson. … Together, the two work to stop Napoleon and various other threats to the United States.
Starring Ian McKellen. Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison. Michael Mann (1983)
Operatic late period Spaghetti Western featuring Franco Nero as a half-breed gunfighter weary of killing. But when he returns to his childhood home, he is caught in a savage battle for his life. Woody Strode, William Berger, Enzo G. Castellari, 1976
Club owner resorts to one last-ditch effort to save his beloved club in this thought-provoking examination of desperation & male identity. John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara. 1978.
Quim’s (Leonardo Sbaraglia) car is shot at as he is driving across a sparse stretch of land. When he stops to investigate the shooting, he is fired at again, but manages to escape to a wooded area, and there he finds Bea (María Valverde), a woman he had encountered in a gas station moments earlier. The two seem to be the targets of deadly assassins as they run helplessly through the forest — but when the killers are revealed, it evokes an empathy Quim would never have expected.
Includes 2 comprehensive documentaries by Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso – Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters and The Frankenstein Complex
Originally shot in 1984 and not finished until 2021, a sound technician for a news station becomes a vigilante ninja in New York City after his pregnant wife is murdered. Don Wilson, Michael Berryman, Linnea Quigley, 2021.
That infamous cat and his twisted life are back & plunged headlong into the harsh realities of Vietnam, racial riots and Watergate of the ’70s. Robert Taylor, 1974.
Includes the 3 films in the Oh God series featuring George Burns as God – OH, GOD! (1977) / OH, GOD! BOOK II (1980) / OH, GOD! YOU DEVIL (1984)
In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history. Matt Johnson (2016)
Spanish fantasy masterpiece set in the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. Guillermo del Toro (2006)
A psychological thriller from Hammer about a man long believed dead who returns to the family estate to claim his inheritance and possibly murder his rivals. Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Freddie Francis, 1963.
Director James Cameron’s first feature, starring Lance Henriksen, A scuba diving instructor, her biochemist boyfriend, and her police chief ex-husband try to link a series of bizarre deaths to a mutant strain of piranha fish. (1981)
High school students are murdered one-by-one during their prom night in this 1980 tongue-in-cheek horror. Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Paul Lynch, 1980.
A mysterious woman gunslinger, Ellen (Sharon Stone), saunters into the town of Redemption looking for revenge. Her father was killed by the town’s sadistic mayor, Herod (Gene Hackman), who is in the midst of organizing a quick-draw tournament. The lady enters, joining a cast of miscreants and outlaws for a brutal competition in which the loser dies. Among the competitors is “The Kid” (Leonardo DiCaprio), an upstart who has his own score to settle with Herod.
Satan has a farmhouse showdown with the righteous lead singer (Jon-Miki Thor) of a heavy-metal band.
Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back. David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Brad Anderson, 2001.
When a murderous diamond thief escapes with a cache of stolen jewels, grizzled FBI agent Warren Stantin (Sidney Poitier) gives chase to the brazen killer, trailing him to the remote Pacific Northwest. Learning the fugitive has taken local tour guide Sarah (Kirstie Alley) as a hostage, Stantin recruits Sarah’s boyfriend, Jonathan (Tom Berenger), to lead him through the wilderness. Now, Stantin and Jonathan must race against time to capture the thief before he reaches the Canadian border.
Ultra-violent, epic animated fantasy set in a land of magic follows heroes from a different eras and cultures battling against a malevolent force. Richard E. Grant, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King, 2021.
Good-natured comedy about a high school gym teacher roped into teaching a class of weirdoes remedial English during the summer holidays. Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas, Carl Reiner, 1987.
Vaguely famous travel vloggers looking to surge their YouTube channel’s following after a dip in their subscribers encounter a murderous host when they rent a secluded cabin in the woods. Sara Canning, Osric Chau, Gracie Gillam, Brandon Christensen, 2021.
Cult favourite about goopy, creepy alien slowly killing the inhabitants of a remote Antarctic base. Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, John Carpenter, 1982.
Gonzo body-horror from the director of Raw, follows a young woman damaged by a childhood car crash caused by her negligent father now making her living as a dancer at car shows & willing to go violent when men go too far. Julia Ducournau, 2021.
Lavish Japanese erotic drama about a prostitute who specializes in submissive bondage and sadomasochism. Ryû Murakami, 1992.
A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekinetic powers to control the attraction’s mannequins. Score by Pino Donaggio. Chuck Connors, Tanya Roberts, Linnea Quigley, 1979.
A political action-thriller set in Nicaragua during the last days of the revolution, a photojournalist & companions find themselves swept up in political intrigue, romance and the fight to survive. Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Roger Spottiswoode.
As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn (James Woods) is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon “Videodrome,” a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend (Deborah Harry) auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.
A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parents’ imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door. John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones, 2019.
And there we go. A few treats coming this week to good old shop. Hope something caught your eyes guys. Till then remember…the videostore loves you…Cheers!