What Day is it? What Week is it? What Month is it? I don’t even know anymore. The only certain thing is it’s still 2020 because nothing new is hitting the local cinemas so it is the videostore’s duty to continue to keep the viewer intrigued with old, new, and bizarre flicks. Here is this week’s list….
“The First Submarine Photoplay Ever Filmed,” an epic silent film era retelling of Jules Verne’s classic novel highlighted by stunning underwater photography, including an underwater funeral and a deep sea diver’s battle with a giant cephalopod.
Back In Stock! Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, hellish compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.
Back In Stock! The First 4 Critters flicks in one nice little set. Good things!
Back In Stock! From director Robert Englund….People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.
Back In Stock! Camp classic about people and pets being eaten by the traditionally docile fruit. A special government task force is set up to investigate the violent veggies and put a stop to their murderous spree. John De Bello (1978)
Back In Stock! Before the writers of the Disney Star Wars trilogy wasted John Boyega’s acting talent he played the alien ass kicking Moses in this beauty.
A young medical student attempts to cure her brother from a terminal sleep illness called Fatal Familial Insomnia, where you are unable to sleep until you die. On her quest to help him, a more sinister reason for his condition is revealed.
After the death of her grandmother, a woman comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents. Udo Kier, 2019.
Back In Stock! Turkish horror film where a squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. Can Evrenol (2015)
Back In Stock! Russ Meyer’s ridiculously debauched & psychedelic big-studio midnight movie from a script by Roger Ebert.
Back In Stock! The One And Only Cult Classic That Keeps On Kicking Ass!
Back In Stock! Brian DePalma’s paranoid and often lurid homage to Hitchcock and Antonioni’s Blow Up. John Travolta, 1981.
An abandoned boy is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. Joey Lauren Adams, Tim Blake Nelson, Isaiah Washington
Back In Stock! A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an Upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. Written by Harvey Weinstein. Jason Alexander, Holly Hunter, Tony Maylam.
Abused mute autistic boy is the only one who can help a teenage heiress kidnapped, tortured, raped and buried alive by three young psychopathic criminals who want to extort some diamonds from her rich scummy stepfather. Guerdon Trueblood (1973)
A vengeful Voodoo Queen curses a cop, creating a half-man / half zombie unleashing a nocturnal rampage of unholy flesh eating terror. Only one woman can stop him, a crusading vigilante determined to stop this blood smeared flesh feast. Donald Farmer (2017
The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.
Back In Stock! In this blaxploitation classic, a black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim. Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, Jack Hill, 1973.
A young American on a quest to find his missing father returns to Germany where his father was stationed at the end of WWII and slowly uncovers the strange meteor crash in a remote German valley has changed his family’s life.
Insane adaptation of the H.P Lovecraft story from the producers of Mandy, directed by reclusive cult director Richard Stanley and featuring “the Klaus Kinski of Southern California” Nicholas Cage. 2019.
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II. Elem Klimov, 1985.
Back In Stock!Guillermo del Toro’s feature debut about a kindly antiques dealer who finds himself possessor and victim of the sinister, addictive powers of a device which grants immortality. Federico Luppi, 1993.
Back In Stock! Frodo Versus Kid Zombies.
Andy Sidaris’ offers this bosom-centric action film about a secret agency’s agents being killed by an unknown force. Kevin Light, Cristian Letelier, Julie Strain, 1996.
Blu-ray edition of Terrence Malick’s glorious period tragedy.
An unflinchingly grim, twisted, and cynically comedic study of a man’s slow descent into madness, punctuated by expertly rendered and creatively staged gory deaths. A hidden gem of Canadian horror cinema of the Tax Shelter era, Mario Azzopardi, 1980.
Wes Craven’s Amish horror! When a woman’s husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor an evil is unleashed on the world. Sharon Stone, Ernest Borgnine, 1981.
From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes DEMONS 2, the sequel to the surprise horror hit, DEMONS! Presented in a stunning new high-definition transfer and re-mastered audio!
Back In Stock! Guillermo del Toro’s deeply personal and frightening ghost story set during the waning days of the Spanish Civil War. 2001.
Back In Stock! A masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg, Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie mesmerize as a married couple on an extended trip to Venice following a family tragedy get caught up in a brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural.
Back In Stock! Blu Ray director’s Cut! Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal
Stylish Hong Kong slasher film about a woman pushed to kill by family, work, her love life and finally by not getting her dream apartment. Pang Ho-cheung. 2010.
Back In Stock! 3 Volumes Of Trailers, Trailers, Trailers!
Back In Stock! David Lynch’s breakthrough feature is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, David Lynch, 1977
Back In StocK! A mockumentary in the style of “This Is Spinal Tap” of the Gangsta Rap world. Rusty Cundieff, 1994.
After the death of his father, Aaron returns home to help his grief-stricken mother and to confront his past. Going through his dad’s belongings, he comes across a mysterious item that is more than it seems.
Four teens summon forth a diminuitive, demonic minion from The Other Side to do their bidding and grant their wishes, but of course, they must all ultimately pay the price
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf. Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, 2000.
Granddaddy of all monster movies! On Criterion! Includes the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla, King of the Monsters, the 1956 American reworking starring Raymond Burr.
A recently widowed young mother will go to any lengths to protect her children as she seeks the truth behind her husband’s murder. Sarah Bolger, Edward Hogg, Andrew Simpson, 2019.
In a rat-infested old textile mill, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement. David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht, Ralph S. Singleton, 1990.
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)
Italian western, starring Klaus Kinski, a mute gunfighter defends a young widow and a group of outlaws against a gang of bounty killers in the winter of 1898, as a grim, tense struggle unfolds. Sergio Corbucci (1968)
Silly wrestling comedy about what happens when a reigning champion loses his head in a match! Adrian Street, Dick Murdoch, Steve Strong, Greg “Magic” Schwarz, 1979.
Indonesia’s preeminent comic book superhero and his alter ego Sancaka enter the cinematic universe to battle the wicked Pengkor and his diabolical squad of orphan assassins. Joko Anwar, 2019.
Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and the team behind horror classic Re-animator join forces for this electrifying live-action adaptation of Yoshiki Takaya’s celebrated manga series! 1991
Nice double feature set!
Starring Roddy Piper. The survivors of nuclear war are divided between horribly mutated beings who live on desolate reservations and fertile women who are searching for scarce virile men to start a new human society. R.J. Kizer (1988)
Includes the films Blood Diner / Parents / Earth Girls Are Easy / Sundown / Fido / Boy Eats Girl.
Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman. The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman. Lars von Trier (2018)
Something is eating the residents of Exceptional Vista!
The solid four pack returns to the shop!
Brutally uncomfortable Aussie comedy about a pair of puppeteers trying to resurrect their marionette show in an an anarchic town on the brink of mob rule. Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Jacek Koman, 2019.
When car trouble strands a honeymooning couple in a small Southern European village, an aristocratic family in the area reaches out to help them with sinister consequences. Clifford Evans, Edward de Souza, Noel Willman, Don Sharp, 1963.
In this horror comedy from William Castle, a 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. Nigel Green, Mary Badham, Pat Cardi, 1966.
Based on the best-selling manga series, the six intensely kinetic Lone Wolf and Cub films elevated chambara to bloody, new heights. Tomisaburo Wakayama.
Blu Ray edition of Fritz Lang’s suspenseful film noir.
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
He’s a maniac cop! William Lustig, Bruce Campbell, Richard Roundtree, Written by Larry Cohen, 1988.
A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book
Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends. Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Joseph Sargent, 1983.
The badass documentray is back in stock!
Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that’s been committed.
A marvelously inventive Japanese horror-comedy that’s equally a well executed zombie film, a satire of low-budget genre filmmaking and weirdly a charming family comedy. Shinichiro Ueda, 2018.
AKA THE CURSE III: Blood Sacrifice tells the story of In 1950s Africa, a tribal magician calls up a demon to kill Europeans.
Ingmar Bergman’s penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth, featuring a mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. 1966.
Critically acclaimed & an audience favourite, director Bong Joon Ho’s searing critique of Korean society fused to a rip-roaring con-family comedy. 2019.
A suspenseful and atmospheric psychological horror about a mysterious woman and a dozen man-eating pigs. Directed by character actor Marc Lawrence and starring his daughter Toni.
A horror movie marathon in an abandoned theatre decides to screen a bizarre short whose creator killed his family and set the theater on fire after its first showing. That’s when the murder begins. Mark Herrier (1991)
3 Post Apocalypse films by director Enzo G. Castellari: 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS (1982) ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX (1983) THE NEW BARBARIANS (1983)
Always a beauty collection to bring back in the shop!
Following the events of the previous film, a lesbian couple are determined to eliminate the most corrupt, evil forces of Tromaville and the world. Lloyd Kaufman (2017)
An experimental submarine, the “Siren II”, is sent to find out what happened to the “Siren I”, which has mysteriously disappeared in a submarine rift.
A double shot of classic 80s comedy gold!
Japanese action. In 1855, a daimyo sends his men on a grueling marathon to discover if they’re tough enough to face the newly arrived Americans. Misunderstanding his intent, the Shogun dispatches assassins. Bernard Rose (2019)
Scanner Sequel double feature! Scanners II: The New Order (1991) / Scanners III: The Takeover (1991).
Akira Kurosawa’s classic adventure in high definition!
A total loser makes a deal with the devil to become the greatest rock star in the world but things don’t go according to plans. Traci Lords, Troy Donahue, Aldo Ray, Stephen Quadros, Mark Freed, 1991
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.
Low budget erotic thriller largely notable as Pamela Anderson’s film debut. Chelsea Field, Steven Bauer, Matt McCoy, Rance Howard, 1993.
Dimwitted Martians drop into a little Illinois town on the day that the local radio station happens to rebroadcast Orson Welles 1938 “War Of The Worlds”. Douglas Barr, Royal Dano, Ariana Richards, Patrick Read Johnson, 1990
A documentary on Steven Spielberg, filmmaker. Includes interviews with relatives, film critics, peers and people who have worked with him.
The Citizen Kane of Italian Star Wars rip offs! David Hasselhoff, Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, Luigi Cozzi, 1978.
Essential Italian horror classic, a newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders. Dario Argento (1977)
Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in Kihachi Okamoto’s swordplay classic about a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence who chooses to devote his life to evil. 1966.
The Korean cult classic is back in print! A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.
The seventh and final season of Tales From The Crypt is back in stock. This one was all Britsh based stories with actors like Daniel Craig and Ewan McGregor involved.
Roman Polanski’s cult classic about a bureaucrat who rents a Paris apartment where he finds himself drawn into a rabbit hole of dangerous paranoia. Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, 1976.
Giallo horror classic where An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. Dario Argento (1982)
Scientists investigating an unusual meteor shower in a rural field are possessed by an alien force bent on an ulterior purpose. Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin, Freddie Francis, 1967.
Cult remake of the William Castle original populated with effects enhanced 13 ghosts. Tony Shalhoub, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard, 2001.
Japanese anime taking place on Christmas Eve about three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents. Satoshi Kon, 2003.
The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.
The new sequel finds Burt Gummer, who’s dying from Graboid poison, and his son Travis at a remote research station in Canada’s Nunavut Territory, where they must go up against a new batch of Graboids to save Burt’s life.
Fun Norwegian horror about a group of students investigating a series of mysterious killings blamed on bears begin to follow a mysterious hunter who claims to be a troll hunter. 2010.
All the TWIN PEAKS returns to the shop this week. All three seasons and 1993’s FIRE WALK WITH ME for all you Lynch fans.
A group of war veterans must defend their local VFW post and an innocent teen against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants. Joe Begos (2019)
This bizarre retro comedy, shot entirely on VHS and Beta, follows 12-year-old Ralph as he accidentally records home videos and his favorite late night shows over his parents’ wedding tape. Jack Henry Robbins, 2019.
A Los Angeles businesswoman turns to prostitution to support herself and her young daughter when she’s forced by the vice squad to help them arrest a brutal pimp. Gary Sherman (1982)
Mind-bending horror comedies where murderous animated wax figures manifest demonic evil. Anthony Hickox (1988,1992)
Starring Matt Berry. A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires, who’ve lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island. TV Series (2019)
Russian comedy. A detective and the world’s most horrible father, brings together a terrible group of people in his apartment: Each one of them has a reason to want revenge. Kirill Sokolov (2018)
A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud. Jun Kunimura, Fumi Nikaidô, Shin’ichi Tsutsumi, Shion Sono, 2013.
The Canadian exclusive Arrow Edition of THE WOMAN also includes THE OFFSPRING. When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to “civilize” the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy. Lucky McKee (2011)
Documentary which looks at the cult surrounding Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 film Showgirls, a film met with near universal derision upon release but may in fact be… a masterpiece
And there it is guys. This week’s movies are a heavy load for sure. And as always message me if you want any of these gems for your collection and I will do my best to hold them. No promises but I always try. So till next time always remember…the videostore loves you. Cheers!