Another week at the videostore is upon us and more movies will coming in. This week the Elvis biopic hits and Austin Butler’s performance is something to behold. On top of that there are some others bangers coming in so let’s take a look shall we…
BACK IN STOCK! James Franco stars as Jake Epping, a high school English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Based upon the bestselling novel by Stephen King. Miniseries (2016)
Beautiful new Blu Ray Edition! A Soviet tank unit led by Commander Daskal (George Dzundza) destroys a village in Afghanistan in 1981. Taj (Steven Bauer), a member of the village, vows revenge and pursues him, along with the mujahideen. Meanwhile, the radical Daskal turns violent against his unit when he murders the tank crewman (Erick Avari) for his Afghan ethnicity and leaves tank driver Koverchenko (Jason Patric) to be killed by the mujahideen. Taj, however, offers Koverchenko sanctuary for his assistance against the unit.
BACK IN STOCK! Six young adults in the woods run afoul of a berserker’s rage, a viking warrior who dons the skins and snout of a bear. Jefferson Richard (1987)
BACK IN STOCK! Kurt Russell stars as Jack Burton, a tough-talking truck driver whose life goes into a supernatural tailspin when his best friend’s fiancée is kidnapped. John Carpenter (1986)
BACK IN STOCK! Mario Bava’s classic tale of a vengeful witch and her fiendish servant who return from the dead to terrorize the descendants of their executioners. Barbara Steele, 1960.
BACK IN STOCK! Ruggero Deodato’s sleazy classic in a 2-Disc Deluxe Edition
A NASA Mars mission won’t work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret… Hal Holbrook, O.J. Simpson, James Brolin, Sam Waterston, Elliott Gould, Peter Hyams, 1977.
BACK IN STOCK! French horror. Dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD. Gaspar Noé (2018)
The adventure continues with Daniel Son and Johnny….
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.
A nerve-twisting crime thriller from France – When a crackdown on drugs leads to his partner’s killing a once honest cop decides to take the law into his own hands. Michel Bouquet, Françoise Fabian, Gianni Garko, Yves Boisset, 1970.
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.
Low budget Chinese horror about a deadly creature has been unleashed that turns humans into man eating sea beasts. Wu Shile, 2020.
90s Action Double Feature!
BACK IN STOCK! A young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual to contact his son that was kidnapped and murdered by teenagers practising black magic, but her secret agenda threatens to doom them all. Liam Gavin (2016)
A curious talk about death, demon and deception channeled through changelings, witchcraft and everything in between.
David Cronenberg classic adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a man who awakens from a coma to discover he has the ability to see into the future. Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, 1983.
Triple feature which I’m basically bringing in for THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT because it’s a banger!
Well after a disappointing ending to the original series they tried to come back and fix Dexter. Did they succeed? Ummm…
From the director of Doomsday and Descent, 6 soldiers on military exercises in the Scottish wilderness find themselves up against a pack of werewolves. Neil Marshall. 2002
Kubrick’s cult classic about an insane general who triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, 1964.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s legendary surreal, biblical spaghetti “eastern” midnight movie follows a gunfighter as he reaches the top and becomes a holy man. 1970.
BACK IN STOCK! 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.
From his rise to fame to his unprecedented superstardom, rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis Presley maintains a complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, over the course of 20 years. Central to Presley’s journey and happiness is one of the most influential people in his life — Priscilla.
In a world ravaged by crime, the 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! In 4K!
Scotty still doesn’t know…
Writer David Mamet’s masterful look into the seedy business of selling and the desperate men all vying for a buck. Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, James Foley, 1992.
Witness the brilliance of the band GOBLIN craking out their big hits in this live show from 2014!
A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom’s only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside. Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, 1977.
BACK IN STOCK! 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.
Elaine (Samantha Robinson), a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she at last meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder.
BACK IN STOCK! The activities of rampaging, indiscriminate serial killer Ben (Benoît Poelvoorde) are recorded by a willingly complicit documentary team, who eventually become his accomplices and active participants. Ben provides casual commentary on the nature of his work and arbitrary musings on topics of interest to him, such as music or the conditions of low-income housing, and even goes so far as to introduce the documentary crew to his family. But their reckless indulgences soon get the better of them.
A Golan/Globus action film about an American Vietnam vet gathers up a team of soldiers of fortune to protect a dam in Africa. Peter Fonda, Reb Brown, Ron O’Neal, Riki Shelach Nissimoff, 1988.
Special Edition BACK IN STOCK! After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Terror mounts as deadly creatures reveal themselves outside, but that may be nothing compared to the threat within, where a zealot (Marcia Gay Harden) calls for a sacrifice.
BACK IN STOCK! Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell. Kevin Tenney (1988)
BACK IN STOCK! Cult horror comedy where a young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers. Bob Balaban (1989)
When a virginal girl follows her lover into a mysterious forest, a twist of fate wrenches them apart forever. The girl struggles to be ever closer to him in this fairytale about sex, death, and pie.
After the shocking events in part one, you’ll never guess what the new owner Monsieur Matheo Maximè is up to. Torturing for money at it’s very – worst.
BACK IN STOCK! A man sells a nefarious-looking puppet at a small-town convention for some quick cash. Terror soon strikes when an ancient evil animates the other puppets and sends them on a bloody killing spree.
When science whiz Mitch Taylor (Gabe Jarret) arrives at Pacific Tech as a freshman, he’s paired up with genius senior Chris Knight (Val Kilmer) to work on a laser project. Mitch initially doesn’t care for Knight’s slacker attitude, but is eventually won over, and their friendship allows them to make new progress on the laser project. It’s only when the boys learn that the government intends to use the laser as a weapon that they start to question what they’ve actually been working for.
BACK IN STOCK! 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.
Japan is plunged into chaos when a skyscraper-sized lizard monster rises from the deep of Tokyo Bay and lays waste to Tokyo.
BACK IN STOCK! Classic Canuxploitation film set during the actual 1981 Halifax Police strike about a gang of hoodlums who accidentally kill the owner of a gay bar. Paul Donovan, Maura O’Connell, 1983.
BACK IN STOCK! An ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage welcomes tenacious loner Snake Eyes after he saves the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach him the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing him something he’s been longing for: a home. However, when secrets from Snake Eyes’ past are revealed, his honor and allegiance get tested — even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.
BACK IN STOCK! A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths. Kim Henkel (1994)
BACK IN STOCK! Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son HW to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainviews motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.
BACK IN STOCK! Cult remake of the William Castle original populated with effects enhanced 13 ghosts. Tony Shalhoub, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard, 2001.
BACK IN STOCK! Three cowboy movie stars from the silent era — Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase), Lucky Day (Steve Martin) and Ned Nederlander (Martin Short) — are fired when one of their movies bombs. In what seems to be a career-saving offer, young Mexican woman Carmen (Patrice Martinez) offers them a high-paying gig in her village. The three jump at the opportunity, expecting to do their typical act, but Carmen believes they are really heroes and asks them to rid her village of bad guy El Guapo (Alfonso Arau).
BACK IN STOCK! 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.
Follows the lives of a small group of sociopathic elderly people in Nashville, Tennessee. Harmony Korine, 2009.
BACK IN STOCK! Low budget Lovecraftian horror about a police officer who experiences strange & violent occurrences linked to a group of mysterious hooded cultists after he delivers their intended sacrifice to a local hospital. Art Hindle, Jeremy Gillespie (2016)
BACK IN STOCK! Despondent after breaking up with his girlfriend, Zia (Patrick Fugit) kills himself and wakes up in a bland purgatory populated by other suicides. He takes a job at Kamikaze Pizza and befriends a Russian rocker named Eugene (Shea Whigham) while trying to make the best of a very dull afterlife. Learning that his ex-girlfriend has also killed herself, Zia embarks on a road trip with Eugene to find her, picking up a feisty hitchhiker (Shannyn Sossamon) along the way.
BACK IN STOCK! Includes Wishmaster 1, 2, 3, 4 and loads of extras.
Back In Stock! Sam is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah, frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.
And there we go guys…a little bit of this and that coming later in the week. Hope to see ya down the road. Cheers!