Another week is upon us guys and the videostore must and will continue the good fight to keep cinema interesting for you as one enters the old videostore. So let’s see what random flicks have decided to visit this week…
The First Volume of the orgiinal series is back in stock to join the other 2 on the shelves thus completely the set once again.
Documentary and nostalgia piece about 90s culture and in particular the late front man for Blind Melon, Shannon Hoon. Danny Clinch, Taryn Gould, Colleen Hennessy, 2019.
This hybrid fiction-documentary engaged the services of two actual legal teams to create a rigorous, legally based fictional—yet unscripted—trial that never happened for one of the US’s most disturbing tragedies
Teen delinquent Mick O’Brien (Sean Penn) is sent to juvenile hall after unintentionally killing the younger sibling of a rival gang leader, Paco Moreno (Esai Morales), in a drug-deal con gone wrong. Prison life proves even more brutal than the streets when Mick is forced to face off against reigning prison toughs Viking (Clancy Brown) and Tweety (Robert Lee Rush). Worse yet, on the outside, Paco is threatening to take revenge on those close to Mick — including his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy).
: In this Korean crime drama, a struggling restaurant owner, caring for his sick mom, finds a bag of cash in a sauna locker, while a customs officer gets into trouble when his girlfriend runs off with money he borrowed from a loan shark. Yong-Hoon Kim, 2020
Back In Stock! Bill & Ted find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny in this super-goofy sequel 29 years in the making. Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Dean Parisot, 2020.
Double Feature of the 1980 classic it’s questionable sequel together in one Blu Ray Set.
Back In Stock! Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously. Chuck Russell (1988)
Back In Stock! Intriguing action film written by John Carpenter which apparently acted as a template for the later Die Hard about double crossing thieves and a supercar. Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton. 1986.
As he grows into a teenager on the streets of the Bronx in the socially turbulent 1960s, Calogero (Lillo Brancato) gets taken under the wing of neighborhood mobster Sonny (Chazz Palminteri). Sonny initiates the boy into the ways of gangland life, in direct conflict with his straight-arrow bus driver father (Robert De Niro). But when Calogero falls for his African-American classmate, Jane (Taral Hicks), the repercussions threaten the entire neighborhood.
A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors go awry, and legions of murderous zombies are unleashed upon a surburban neighbourhood. David Irving(1989)
Three brothers (Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Sam Rockwell) are trapped in an old house with three escaped killers wearing clown suits.
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.
Ralph Bakshi’s (Fritz the Cat) infamous indictment of blaxploitation films, negative black stereotypes and the plight of blacks in America circa 1975. Barry White, Scatman Crothers.
: Back In Stock! Elementary-school teachers (Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson) come under attack from children who have been turned into vicious monsters by contaminated chicken nuggets.
The sequels to the canadian cult classic return to the shop!
The story follows Jason Todd/Robin’s quest to be reunited with his birth mother after being relieved of his duties by Batman. During his journey, however, the Joker kidnaps and tortures him, eventually killing him.
A true wayward masterpiece of kaleidoscopic Italian counterculture cinema and arguably the most insanely idiosyncratic giallo ever, where a love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. Giulio Questi, 1968.
From the creators of THE GREASY STRANGLER…Lulu Danger’s unhappy marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform.
A high-school student (Leighton Meester) must save townspeople from a murderous clown who works at a fast-food joint
; In the year 10191, a spice called melange is the most valuable substance known in the universe, and its only source is the desert planet Arrakis. A royal decree awards Arrakis to Duke Leto Atreides and ousts his bitter enemies, the Harkonnens. However, when the Harkonnens violently seize back their fiefdom, it is up to Paul (Kyle MacLachlan), Leto’s son, to lead the Fremen, the natives of Arrakis, in a battle for control of the planet and its spice. Based on Frank Herbert’s epic novel.
Russ Meyer’s cult favorite follows sadistic go-go dancers Varla (Tura Satana), Rosie (Haji) and Billie (Lori Williams) as they break free from the nightclub where they perform and race out to the desert to stir up a little mayhem. After karate expert Varla kills an innocent man, the voluptuous trio takes his girlfriend (Susan Bernard) hostage as they attempt to wheedle a hidden fortune from a misogynistic old man (Paul Trinka) and his muscle-bound, brain-damaged son (Dennis Busch).
: R rated film about Santa who partners with the military in order to keep his gift-giving business afloat complicating matters is a young boy who employs the services of a hitman to take down Father Christmas. Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, 2020.
Back in Stock! In this horror-comedy homage to giallos, a film editor gets embroiled in a string of murders. Paz de la Huerta, Laurence R. Harvey, Udo Kier, Adam Brooks, 2014.
In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world’s most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken!
remade Canadian horror about a trio of kids who accidentally open a gateway to Hell and must close it somehow before it is too late. Stephen Dorff, 1987.
Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frrazetta’s 1983 animated fantasy epic.
Starring Ice Cube, Pam Grier. In 2176, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house. John Carpenter (2001)
New version! : As Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) ages, he finds that being the head of the Corleone crime family isn’t getting any easier. He wants his family out of the Mafia, but the mob kingpin (Eli Wallach) isn’t eager to let one of the most powerful and wealthy families go legit. Making matters even worse is Michael’s nephew, Vincent (Andy Garcia). Not only does Vincent want a piece of the Corleone family’s criminal empire, but he also wants Michael’s daughter, Mary (Sofia Coppola).
First Time On Blu Ray! After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child (J.L. Reate), is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa (Charles Dance), humankind’s fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang (Charlotte Lewis) seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang sees social worker Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) on television discussing his ability to find missing children, she solicits his expertise, despite his skepticism over being “chosen.”
The crew of ghost hunting TV show hole up in an abandoned psychiatric hospital hoping to catch some spooks on camera – a scenario that can only ever end badly, and it does.
Patrick Stewart features in this horror thriller where, after witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads. Jeremy Saulnier (2015)
On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an extreme haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realisation that some nightmares are real.
The first ever collection of works by William “Wild Bill” Grefé, the maverick filmmaker who braved the deep, dark depths of the Florida everglades to deliver some of the most outrageous exploitation fare ever to go-go dance its way across drive-in screens
An American author finds a dilapidated Welsh manor perfect for writing until the residents host a bizarre family reunion.
Back In Stock! Cult werewolf from Joe Dante. Written by John Sayles. Music score is composed by Pino Donaggio. Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, 1981.
: Back In Stock! The Hunt (Danish: Jagten) is a 2012 Danish drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Mads Mikkelsen. The story is set in a small Danish village around Christmas, and follows a man who becomes the target of mass hysteria after being wrongly accused of sexually abusing a child in his kindergarten class.
Calling Dr. Death (1943) / Weird Woman (1944) / Dead Man’s Eyes (1944) / The Frozen Ghost (1945) / Strange Confession (1945) / Pillow of Death (1945)
A uniquely reflective late-career triumph that balances Scorsese’s virtuoso set pieces with a profoundly personal rumination on aging, mortality, and the decisions and regrets that shape a life. Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino.
: A group of friends race their high-powered cars up and down a dangerous & deadly mountain road known as Mulholland Drive to see who can claim the title of “King of the Hill.” Harry Hamlin, Dennis Hopper, Cassandra Peterson, Noel Nosseck, 1981
: Atmospheric horror mockumentary from Australia about the ghost of a woman who mysteriously died. Joel Anderson, 2008.
During the darkest days of World War II, two young American WAC officers volunteer to infiltrate a depraved Nazi Love Camp on a desperate rescue mission. Lee Frost (1969)
A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer to get the revenge on those who killed him in prison. Written by Larry Cohen. Robert Davi, Claudia Christian, Michael Lerner, Willian Lustig, 1990.
: Sci-fi double bill! MINDWARP (Steve Barnett 1992), BRAINSCAN (John Flynn 1994)
Back In Stock! A young man set up as the fall guy in a string of brutal slasher murders decides he’ll hide by sneaking into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian where shape-shifting beings – The Nightbreed – dwell. Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Clive Barker.
The story has been described as a Space Western. Set in the year 3031 on a frontier planet light years away from Earth, a bizarre gang of futuristic desperadoes have their sight set on turning the tumbleweed town of Oblivion into their own private playground.
4K ALERT! Mathilda (Natalie Portman) is only 12 years old, but is already familiar with the dark side of life: her abusive father stores drugs for corrupt police officers, and her mother neglects her. Léon (Jean Reno), who lives down the hall, tends to his houseplants and works as a hired hitman for mobster Tony (Danny Aiello). When her family is murdered by crooked DEA agent Stansfield (Gary Oldman), Mathilda joins forces with a reluctant Léon to learn his deadly trade and avenge her family’s deaths
back in stock! The entire REC. franchise in one sexy Blu Ray set.
A heart-wrenching slacker revenge feature set in Austin, Texas. A hit at Fantasia. Simon Rumley, 2010.
Ahh…early 90s greatness right here kids. Space Madness!!!!
Two couples rent a vacation home for what should be a celebratory weekend get-away only to get more then they bargained for. Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand, Jeremy Allen White, Dave Franco, 2020.
Back in Stock! The Firefly trilogy in one nice Blu Ray set.
Back In Stock! 80s robot icon Johnny-5 returns to the shop in his two adventures.
It’s Garbage Day! After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior. Charles E. Sellier Jr. (1984)
While in the woods near their small town, upstanding local Hank Mitchell (Bill Paxton), his dim brother Jacob (Billy Bob Thornton) and their friend Lou (Brent Briscoe) discover a crashed plane with two things in it — a dead pilot, and a stash of more than four million dollars. Although Hank is reluctant to keep the money, Jacob and Lou convince him otherwise, and they devise a plan to split the fortune. Things quickly go wrong, however, dramatically affecting the trio and those around them.
From director Tim “RIVER’S EDGE” Hunter and starring CRISPEN GLOVER. Serial killers find out a documentary crew is investigating their crimes and now shit is gonna go down.
When students in their high school inexplicably start to explode, seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. As an unexpected romance blossoms between them, they soon discover that when tomorrow is no longer promised, they can finally start living for today.
It tells the story of Frank Darbo, a short-order cook who becomes a superhero without having any superhuman ability, calling himself the “Crimson Bolt”. He sets out to rescue his wife Sarah from the hands of a drug dealer.
Collection of 3 films by Shohei Imamura: The Ballad of Narayama (1983) / Zegen (1987) / Black Rain (1989)
In this startling 4K restoration for this beloved cult film an evil scientist implants the brain of a murdered high school student into a Tyrannosaurus. Denise Richards, Paul Walker, Stewart Raffill (1994)
Icelandic horror comedy about a drug addict falsely accused of murdering her brother and 1000 year old gay vampire who attempt to destroy a cult while a rogue detective hounds them. Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gaukur Úlfarsson, 2019.
Dr. Warren Chapin (Vincent Price) has made a surprising discovery — the spine-chilling sensation that people get when scared is due to a parasite that he dubs the “tingler.” Chapin concludes that in extreme circumstances, prolonged fear can cause the creature to damage a person’s spine and even cause death if the victim can’t scream, a theory that Oliver Higgins (Philip Coolidge) uses to deadly effect on his wife (Judith Evelyn). Soon the tingler that killed the woman is on the loose.
Sequel to the cult Korean zombie film Train to Busan, dispenses with the character driven narrative of the first film and provides the viewer with a ridiculously cartoonish zombie holocaust. Sang-ho Yeon, 2020.
A pair of siblings from London purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price; soon they’re caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. Ray Milland.
A ticket vendor at a porn cinema finds herself slowly drawn towards both the ambience depicted on the screen and to one of the older clients, a suave shark with apparent Mafia connections. Written by Kathy Acker. Sandy McLeod, Bette Gordon, 1983.
A dark comedy about a likeable guy pursuing his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets – but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date. Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, 2014.
Four newly made orphans meet and bond at a crematorium where their parents’ are being turned to ash and decide to form a band to express their anger, grief and loss. Makoto Nagahisa, 2019.
This Swedish homage to Sam Raimi’s original Evil Dead (1982) is a bloody, scary tale of demonic possession involving stupid young people and a camping trip! Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund, 2012.
Trio of sleazy Women in Prison films: Chained Heat (1983 – Linda Blair & Sybil Danning) / Red Heat (1985 – Linda Blair & Sylvia Kristel) / Jungle Warriors (1984 – Sybil Danning & Marjoe Gortner).
Cult 80’s horror about a vengeful ghost, hot rods and a rocking soundtrack. Clint Howard, Nick Cassavettes, Charlie Sheen, Sherilyn Fenn. 1987.
And there we go guys…this week’s flicks hitting the shop on Thursday. Hope there is a gem or two that perk you up when it comes to sweet flicks. Either way we’ll see you soon enough and remember the videostore loves you. Cheers!