Hey guys, the hot days of summer are upon us and the movies that bring life to the videostore keep coming in so let’s dive right into this week’s arrivals…
BACK IN PRINT! A paraplegic in a remote cabin is threatened by a sasquatch. Matt McCoy, Haley Joel, Christien Tinsley, Jeffrey Combs, Ryan Schifrin, 2006.
BACK IN STOCK! Featuring Brooke Shields. In 1960s New Jersey, a withdrawn adolescent girl is suspected of her younger sister’s brutal murder during her first communion, as well as a series of stabbings that follow. Alfred Sole (1976)
Lucifer comes up with a plan against heaven to destroy God and his angels, which causes all hell to break loose.
I AIM AT THE STARS: This drama takes a look at the controversial life of Dr. Wenher von Braun (Curt Jurgens). During World War II, von Braun developed the deadly V-2 rocket, which was a key weapon for Germany in the strikes against London. But after the war, he defected to the United States to help them develop their Cold War satellite program. Accusations of Nazi sympathies and angry attacks by those who suffered from his rockets plague the doctor, who repeatedly claims he was forced to work for the Nazi party.
MAN ON A STRING: During the height of the Cold War, espionage between the United States and the Soviet Union runs rampant. In the middle of it all, Boris Mitrov (Ernest Borgnine) — who was born in Russia but became a U.S. citizen — turns against his adopted country to become a spy for the communists. However, Mitrov’s spy network is compromised, leading the CIA to easily capture him. Fortunately for Mitrov, the CIA wants to use his abilities to make him a counterspy for the U.S.
Japanese action film about 2 young female assassins juggle increasingly dangerous missions with trying to survive living together. Yugo Sakamoto, 2021.
The infamous Amityville murder house is exorcised from Earth and reappears in outer space.
BACK IN STOCK! After being kept a prisoner in his own home for 35 years, a man (Nicholas Hope) accidentally kills his parents and escapes into the real world.
Italian science fiction about marauding planets, flying saucers and a space voyage to find the cause of it all. Claude Rains, Antonio Margheriti, 1961.
BACK IN STOCK! 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.
BACK IN STOCK! Senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross (Vic Tayback) with the help of testimony from the criminal’s hothead brother Johnny (Pat Renella), who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen). When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.
Starring Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine, a simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted adviser to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. Hal Ashby (1979)
BACK IN STOCK! Korean tale about a disgraced police detective-turned-pimp who becomes involved in a breathless race against time to catch a psychopathic serial killer after one of his girls goes missing. He has just twelve hours to find evidence against the killer, before the bureaucratic Seoul police department are forced to release him to continue his reign of terror.
BACK IN STOCK! 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.
Set in an eerie future where developments in medicine & analgesia have made pain a thing of the past, surgery has become the new sex. Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Scott Speedman, Kristen Stewart, David Cronenberg, 2022.
BACK IN STOCK! The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission.
Region Free 4K UK special edition release of the original Dawn of the Dead – includes the Argento cut, the Cannes Cut and the theatrical cut.
A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie in one of the first films to confront the domestic ravages of the Vietnam War. Forty years later, it remains one of the most chilling horror films of all time. Bob Clark (1974)
An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York City, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop who specializes in cases involving the supernatural. Kadeem Hardison, Bill Nunn, 1990.
Strange Behavior (also known as Dead Kids) is a 1981 slasher film written and directed by Michael Laughlin, co-written with Bill Condon, and starring Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, and Dan Shor. Its plot follows a series of bizarre murders being perpetrated against teenagers in a small Midwestern town.
Michael Cimino directs this remake of the 50’s Bogart film about an escaped convict who hides out in a married couple’s home making their lives a living hell. Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, 1990.
In 1942, young Traudl Junge (Alexandra Maria Lara) lands her dream job — secretary to Adolf Hitler (Bruno Ganz) at the peak of his power. Three years later, Hitler’s empire is now his underground bunker. The real-life Traudl narrates Hitler’s final days as he rages against imagined betrayers and barks orders to phantom armies, while his mistress, Eva Braun (Juliane Köhler), clucks over his emotional distance, and other infamous Nazis prepare for the end.
Indie film favourite starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Donnie is a troubled high school student with an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. Richard Kelly (2001)
Gory Hong Kong film about a taxi driver who kills women every rainy night and keeps souvenirs. Danny Lee, Kam-Fai Law, 1992.
The ultimate cult movie and trailer trash road trip – 7 hours and 181 films!
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! When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
BACK IN STOCK! Frank Henenlotter’s beloved cult horror comedy. James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, 1990.
All-new, all-hot follow up to the infamous ’80s skin-soaked VHS classic, a carnal compilation of clips from a cavalcade of movies featuring today’s most fetching female stars baring it all in films made BEFORE they were super famous!
Follow up to Master of the Flying Guillotine, a visceral mix of martial arts expertise and weapons-grade violence as a team of female freedom fighters fight an evil emperor.
It tells the story of women raped and left nearly dead, by a dark gang of five guys hided below a mask : Mister Pig, Mister Rabbit, Mister Frog, …
New York City English professor Axel Freed (James Caan) outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him. After a heavy loss betting on basketball, he relies on his mother to bail him out to the tune of $44,000. Unfazed, he continues to gamble recklessly, winning big at a casino, only to blow it all just as quickly. When his debts become more than he can handle, the loan sharks begin to circle.
Mathieu Kassovitz’s (‘Amelie’) first feature about the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts. Vincent Cassel, France, 1995.
The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity. Toshiro Mifune, 1958.
A witty, disgusting, eye-popping, and incomprehensible scabrous satire of organized religion that follows a Christ figure, his disciples, and their bloody quest for the home of the gods, whom they plan to depose. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973.
When A woman turns an ancient Aztec priest’s cloak into a dress (as one does), she discovers it’s cursed and whoever wears it comes under its evil influence. Mädchen Amick, Corey Parker, Tobe Hooper, 1990.
Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs. Script by legendary pulp writer Jim Thompson. Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Timothy Carey, and Elisha Cook Jr., 1956.
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.
Legendarily tasteless cult Shot-on-Video horror that features a killer who, upon being diagnosed with AIDS, proceeds to get revenge on the world by attacking people with needles filled with his blood. Drew Godderis, 1994.
BACK IN STOCK! An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. However, the glamour is not all it appears to be, and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.
Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin’s accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.
BACK IN STOCK! Filmmaker David Gregory interviews director Richard Stanley, actors Fairuza Balk and Rob Morrow and others about the disastrous production of the 1996 feature.
On a remote holiday park in Cornwall, a young woman is drawn into a mysterious obsession when she suspects her boyfriend has cheated on her.
Includes 2 comprehensive documentaries by Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso – Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters and The Frankenstein Complex
A look at the small group of headbangers in the Bay Area that were shunned by the hard rock bands in the early 1980s.
Gory and sleazy cult film about a cannibal rapist rises from the grave as a flesh-eating zombie sex maniac! Matt Jaissle, 1997.
Based on a popular Estonian stop motion web series about a trio of children who free their grandfather’s much abused cow but discover that they must milk the cow within before her udder explodes and destroys the Earth. Oskar Lehemaa, Mikk Mägi, 2019.
This edition presents the 1929 theatrical version, restored from archival 35mm elements by Film Preservation Associates. It is highlighted by the Technicolor Bal Masque sequence as well as meticulously hand-colored sequences.
Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece – a riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice explored through 4 different versions of a story of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife. Toshiro Mifune, 1950.
A young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move to a New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet (Sidney Blackmer, Ruth Gordon). When Rosemary becomes pregnant she becomes increasingly isolated, and the diabolical truth is revealed only after Rosemary gives birth.
Prostitutes in a World War II brothel spy on the customers for a Nazi commandant (Helmut Berger).
It’s 25 years later, and Detective Frank Washington is forced to team up with his long estranged partner Joe Marshall to solve a series of assassinations.
An Atlanta vice-squad detective (Burt Reynolds) loves a high-class call girl (Rachel Ward) linked to politics and a mob boss (Vittorio Gassman).
Sheena grew up in the African wild, raised by a mystical witch woman. When her foster mother is framed for a murder Sheena is forced to flee, helped by her ability to talk to animals and her knowledge of the jungle. John Guillermin (1984)
Well-to-do book editor Carly Norris (Sharon Stone) moves into a luxury apartment building before learning that a number of female tenants have been dying in grisly ways, allegedly at the hands of a serial killer. Soon, Norris becomes romantically involved with one of the prime suspects, building owner Zeke Hawkins (William Baldwin). The other suspect is her neighbor, writer Jack Landsford (Tom Berenger). Unsure of whom to trust, Norris must uncover the truth before she is the next victim.
BACK IN STOCK! In a densely overpopulated, starving New York City of the future, NYPD detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) investigates the murder of an executive at rations manufacturer Soylent Corporation. With the help of elderly academic Solomon “Sol” Roth (Edward G. Robinson), Thorn begins to make real progress — until the governor mysteriously pulls the plug. Obsessed with the mystery, Thorn steps out from behind the badge and launches his own investigation into the murder.
BACK IN STOCK! A maverick cop goes undercover into a dangerous criminal underworld and, under the spell of the bad guys charismatic leader, maybe gets in a little too deep. Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, 1991.
Beloved Troma cult film that is sort of Clockwork Orange meets Mad Max on a beach. Gail Neely, Robert Harden, Barry Brenner, Peter George, 1987.
In New York City, a criminal gang led by the ruthless “Mr. Blue” (Robert Shaw) hijacks a subway car and threatens to start shooting one passenger per minute unless they receive a million dollars in cash from the city within an hour. On the other end of the line, crusty veteran transit policeman Zachary Garber (Walter Matthau) has his hands full dealing with the mayor’s office and his hotheaded fellow cops, while also trying to deliver the ransom before the deadline expires.
Sweet 50s Sci Fi Double Feature!
While investigating a series of mysterious deaths, Sergeant Ben Peterson (James Whitmore) finds a young girl (Sandy Descher) who is unable to speak. As Peterson joins forces with FBI agent Robert Graham (James Arness) and scientist Dr. Harold Medford (Edmund Gwenn), he discovers that all the incidents are due to giant ants that have been mutated by atomic radiation. Peterson and Graham, with the aid of the military, attempt to find the queen ants and destroy the nests before the danger spreads.
Action crime drama where a professional safecracker (James Caan), becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him. Michael Mann (1981)
Unusual comedy about an addled man with multiple personalities who attempts to understand his confused reality through a prism of disinformation & propaganda on the eve of the apocalypse. Music by Slash. Peter Coyote, Edward Furlong, Edi Gathegi. 2011.
One of the most beloved and widely-quoted films of the decade directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Taratino – newly remastered. Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, 1993.
Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, this surreal Czech tale merges love, fear, sex and religion into one fantastic world. Jaromil Jires, 1970.
Five-DVD box is an extensive survey of fifty years of adult erotica.
BACK IN STOCK! Includes Wishmaster 1, 2, 3, 4 and loads of extras.
And there we go guys…this week’s list aslong as everything comes in. Hope you a great week and we’ll see ya down the road!