Another week of cinema is coming to the shop and one of those titles is not only one of my favourite films but a film that I struggle to sit through without crying like an emotional wreck since the first I saw it as a kid to the last time I saw it about 10 years ago. David Lynch’s Elephant Man is a masterpiece and with John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins in the leads Lynch was able to deliver this powerhouse movie in all the best ways possible. Maybe would think a movie like this is so different for the filmmaker to create but it shows how talented he truly is. Finally getting a beautiful release thanks to Criterion it leads the way in this week’s film list. Speaking of which let’s dive in shall we…
Kicking off The Party this week is always amazing four pack of 70s badass goodness! The standout as always is Jim Kelly in BLACK BLACK JONES but Adding the other flicks with Three The Hard Way, Hot Potato, and Black Samson it always makes it a must!
From cult No Wave director Amos Poe, an evocative cinematic snapshot of a New York City that has long since vanished! A NYC drug dealer decides to get out of the business, but must escape from mobsters first. Vincent Spano, Michael Winslow, Kate Vernon
Back In Stock! Lars Von Trier latest is a grotesque, psychological horror that travels deep into a dark world of sexuality, religious belief and bodily harm. Not for the faint of heart. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe, 2009.
Back In Stock! Special edition of the beloved cult film about a terror so bold, so frightening! David Miller, 1978.
Back In Stock! Molly, former prostitute, leaves her street life with help from Lt. Andrews. She studies law and leads a normal life. When Andrews is killed by a brutal gang, she returns to the streets as Angel to find his killers. Robert Vincent O’Neil (1985)
Charming, low budget sci-fi remake of the Magnificent Seven from Roger Corman. Written by John Sayles. Robert Vaughn, John Saxon, George Peppard, Sybil Danning. 1980.
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! Gearing up for this month’s release of the thrid flick in the shop it’s never too late to grab this sexy Blu Ray set of the first flicks loaded with bonus material.
Back In Stock! Italian horror classic an American writer living in Rome witnesses a murder and grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. He launches his own investigation, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend. Dario Argento (1970)
A bizarre blend of the female Yakuza film and traditional Japanese ghost story. Meiko Kaji, Teruo Ishii, 1970.
Back in Stock! The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague. Jeff Barnaby, 2019.
Back in Stock! Starring Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier. Over 20 years after his death by a gunshot, Jimmy Bones comes back as a ghost to wreak revenge on those who killed him and to clean up his neighbourhood. Ernest R. Dickerson (2001)
Back in Stock! Long unavailable cult monster movie about mysterious turtle creatures who emerge from an abandoned mine. John Crawford, Rebecca Balding, James L. Conway, 1981.
Back in Stock for the last time this now OUT OF PRINT 10 movie set is filled with some true gems including FRANKENFISH and BATS.
Back In Stock! One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return. Frank Henenlotter (1988)
A couple encounter mysterious atmospheric effects in an airplane and find themselves in a town where people behave oddly. They eventually escape. IN 3D! Arch Oboler, 1966.
Bill Maher stars while professor Margo Hunt must convince the man-eating Piranha Women tribe who inhabit the avocado jungle of California to move into Malibu condos J.F. Lawton (1989)
Back In Stock! The 5 Part epic series on the real life distaster that rocked the Soviet Union 35 years ago.
Double feature of crazy kung fu films: CHINESE HERCULES (1973 – Bolo Yeung) / BRUCE’S NINJA SECRET (1988)
The newest and most detailed documentary on the cultural mega hit GHOSTBUSTERS arrives. This is an IMPORT BLU RAY so it may not be region free. Just a heads up.
Back In Stock! Starring Sylvester Stallone, a tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans. George P. Cosmatos (1986)
Using hundreds of clips spanning over 100 years of moviemaking, and a cast of disabled artists, scholars and activists this documentary offers a scorching critique of some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters.
Back In Stock. Still a popular seller the double feature of The Collector and The Collection keep pleasing movie nerds as we await for the third installment.
Back In Stock! 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.
B\ck In Stock and a favourite of the videostore. Starring Elijah Wood. A man in his thirties travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father. Ant Timpson (2019)
Lucio Fulci’s dreamlike sword-and-sorcery epic remastered! Andrea Occhipinti, Sabrina Siani, 1983.
An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.
Back In Stock! Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, explores the publication’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse. Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, 2019
Back In Stock! The fictional Creepshow comic books come to life in this anthology series of terrifying tales hosted by the silent Creepshow ghoul. TV Series (2019)
Hard To believe but The CROW has been out of print for over a year so thankfully MIramax fixed that just in time for the Halloween season.
Again back in stock! This canadian gem remains a popular seller in the old videostore.
A vampiric gunslinger terrorizes a small town and the rancher’s daughter in the Old West! It is up to the local preacher to destroy the gun-slinging bloodsucker with a bullet mounted with a cross! Eric Fleming, Michael Pate, Kathleen Crowley, Edward Dein.
A woman dying of a terminal illness discovers that the only way to save herself may be death itself. Sarah Rose Harper, Jeremy Kasten, 2019
Back In Stock! A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories–about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about “Goldi Lox” and the three bears. Jeffrey Delman. Melissa Leo (1986)
The one. The only. The original. The classic 70s revenge flick returns to the shop!
Back In Stock! A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first. Stephen Sommers (1998)
An independent horror film that is a dark, unsettling meditation on grief, survival and the brittle barrier that separates the living from the dead. John Adams, Toby Poser, Zelda Adams, John Adams, Toby Poser, 2019
When one finishes up the MISSING IN ACTION trilogy one then proceeds towards DELTA FORCE!
I’m sure this movie has aged very well and is not politically inccorect at all. A lesbian marries a gay male friend to prevent his deportation, but they soon fall in love. Perry King, Meg Foster, Valerie Curtin, Peter Donat, Richard Bull, Barbara Collentine, Paul Aaron, 1978
Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer that will knock out ten Diggstown men, in a boxing ring, within twenty-four hours. “Honey” Roy Palmer is that man, although at forty-eight, many say he is too old. A subplot was thrown in about Charles Macum Diggs, the heavyweight champion that gave the town its name, and who is now confined to a wheelchair.
After being released from the hospital, the artist Jean Michel Basquiat wanders around Manhattan trying to sell art to make money and find a place to stay. Edo Bertoglio (2000)
80s DOUBLE FEATURE! First up is Dracula A Love Story AKA To Die For…L.A. real estate agent Kate Wooten gets a new lease on life when she learns that her new client, a mysterious and handsome man named Vlad, is looking for a house isolated in the Hollywood Hills where he wants to live and doesn’t want to be disturbed. It doesn’t take long for Kate to fall in love with her new client and to learn that he’s a real vampire. and then we have VAMPIRE RAIDERS! The fate of the entire hotel industry is at stake. A group of evil black ninjas have threatened to insinuate themselves into the industry, take over, and transform the operation into something unspeakable.
More copies keep coming in as the DUDE BROS are becoming fan favourites all over again.
On DVD and BLU RAY. David Lynch’s poignant second feature, the notorious true story of freak-show performer John Merrick and his relationship with a London surgeon in Victorian England. John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, 1980.
The Mistress Of The Dark takes us on another journey of forgotten low budget cinema from back in the day!
This triple set is now OUT OF PRINT but managed to snag one more in for the shop.
CLIP: In the face of her family life falling to pieces, a social media-obsessed teenage girl falls into a hedonistic world of sex, drugs and abuse.
HEMEL: A promiscuous young woman struggles with her emotions when the one man she cares deeply about, her equally restless father, finally finds true love.
CHASING THE MUSE: Porn Director steps in his own production as he finds his ‘muse’ and becomes obsessed by her.
Back In Stock! Billy Friedkin’s classic returns to the shop as the Halloween season gets closer.
Back In Stock! The original cult classic and the sequel return to trhe shop on BLU RAY!
F/X (1986) A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.
F/X 2 (1991) A special effects man helps his girlfriend’s ex, a cop, with a sting operation, where the ex gets killed. Something’s off and he investigates with help from an ex-cop PI friend.
Back IN PRINT and BACK IN STOCK! Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.
Back In Stock! This French Sci-Fi classic is a bizarre and beautifully animated futuristic story on a faraway planet, where blue giants rule and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. René Laloux (1973)
A teenager and his kid brother spar with their mother’s shady new boyfriend in this dramatic thriller. Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., Corey Haim, Michael Apted. 1984.
Back In Stock! Dick Randall double feature: Filipino James Bond midget spoof with Weng Weng (I love you my Weng Weng) & Bruceploitation insanity with Bruce Le.
Steelcase back in stock! In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group. Allan Holzman (1982)
Back In Stock! Frank Henenlotter’s beloved cult horror comedy. James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, 1990.
Back In Stock! For young ones and those young at heart Tim Burton’s delightful flick comes back to the videostore.
Back In Print and Back In Stock! Blu Ray editions of Robert Rodriguez’s cult classic where QT’s acting actually works in his favour in this flick.
4K edition of the cult classic anime arrives!
A horny college student on a European vacation with his buddy falls for hot Eastern European woman in Paris and then finds himself embroiled in a deadly spy thriller. Anthony Edwards, Linda Fiorentino, Jeff Kanew, 1985
Back In Stock! A fan favourite for those that love monster flicks and drinking games.
Back In Stock! Miike’s mindbending remake of the Korean film THE QUIET FAMILY takes the original movie’s idea and throws it in a blender of insanity!
FIST TIME ON BLU RAY! An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York City policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating. Michael J. Fox, James Woods, LL Cool J, Christina Ricci, John Badham, 1991.
Back In Stock! An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. Clive Barker (1987)
Back In Stock! David Lynch’s trippy and WTF flick.
Back In Stock! Follow the story of Jesus in this slapstick satire. With a name like “Jesus, the Total Douchebag” the movie should only be seen by people who enjoy blasphemous comedy, and as such, the comedy is focused on targets that are usually exempt. Director Bill Zebub explains, “Indie movies should revel in their freedom. They are not confined to the same boundaries as the big budget movies. They should give what Hollywood can’t.”
Back In Stock! Sweet 80s Sci-Fi Adventure double feature!
Back in Stock! Atmospheric horror mockumentary from Australia about the ghost of a woman who mysteriously died. Joel Anderson, 2008.
Back In Stock! Audrey II returns to the shop!
In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older daughter knows the real reason for the execution lies in the lord’s sexual desire for her mother. After confronting the lord on the matter, she, too, is killed. A much younger daughter is spared and taken in by her mother’s killers. Once she is of age, as a horrible, deadly plague sweeps the land, she marries the lord’s worthless son. Then, during a brutal thunderstorm, the older daughter mysteriously reappears and begins to avenge her mother’s death.
Starring David Carradine, the origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang ,made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids for revenge. Walter Hill (1980)
Back In Stock! Underrated (though not terribly original) horror from the early 80’s about a psychopath who slaughters the inhabitants of a youth camp. Joe Giannone, 1982.
A forgotten and underrated gem. The wannabe sons of mobsters go to a remote town in the Midwest, and get themselves into more trouble than anyone could anticipate.
Back in Stock! A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to devolve into blood-thirsty rat creatures. Six recently evicted tenants must survive the night and protect their downtown apartment building as the city quickly spirals out of control.
Back In Stock! Mike Leigh’s abrasive, brilliant and controversial “Angry Young Man” film featuring an incredibly acidic & bitter David Thewlis.
Back In Stock! A very underrated Stephen King Tale that is simply owned by Max Von Sydow!
Back In Stock! A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red with the blood of beautiful young women. As NYPD detectives follow the trail of butchery from the decks of the Staten Island Ferry to the sex shows of Times Square,
An anthology of 8 horror tales from around the world, all made in the last decade. Directors include Jason Bognacki, Joshua Long, Adam O’Brien, Matthew Richards, Sergio Morcillo, Pablo S. Pastor, Oliver Park and A.J Briones.
Back In Stock! Mother of the modern zombie movie, where a group of strangers barricade themselves in a house to survive the night against the hordes of shambling cannibalistic undead overrunning the countryside. George A. Romero (1968)
Back In Stock! Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana, who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors.
Back in Stock! When a young opera singer takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Verdi’s Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly forces the diva to watch the brutal murders of her friends.
A wildly bizarre and very rare horror film parody from Alfred Sole jam packed with bizarre humour and even stranger death sequences. Carol Kane, Judge Reinhold, Phil Hartman, Tom Smothers, Paul Reubens, Tab Hunter, 1982.
During the Great Depression, a sheet-music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent schoolteacher.
A dark fantasy television spin-off series set nearly 50 years after the original series, during the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1930s following a pair of detectives embroiled in a mystery involving the troubled history of the city. Natalie Dormer.
Back In Stock! The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don’t seem to be over. JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke, 1986.
Back In Stock! Avalon Bay, 1945: On the night of her graduation dance, young Rosemary and her date are brutally murdered by a prowler thought to be a jilted soldier home from the war. The killer was never found. Thirty years later, the dance is held again for the first time since and all 80s slasher hell breaks loose!
Back In Stock! A group of American high school students who resist the occupation of America by the Soviet Union and its Cuban and Nicaraguan allies. Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, John Milius, 1984.
Back In Stock! All three flicks involving Rob Zombie’s Firefly family in one set!
Back In Stock! Starring Peter Weller. In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. Paul Verhoeven (1987)
Back In Print and in Stock! The first three Scream flicks on Blu Ray together with two feature documentaries. Part 4 is sold seperately.
Back In Stock! Arrow Blu Ray Edition! A rural community is dying in strange and gruesome ways, the health inspector coming to the terrifying conclusion that giant slugs are breeding in the sewers and feeding on the locals! Juan Piquer Simón (1988)
Back In Stock! The dark as hell childhhod classic returns. In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk.
Glen Or Glenda meets Andy Milligan in this serial killer / gay romance psychodrama! Paul and his man-child partner Stanley hide out in a Florida town but it’s only a matter of time before they embark on a demented killing spree. Thomas Casey, 1971.
A kooky children’s film about a gruff old magician, with a pet jaguar, who reluctantly befriends an “adorable” bunch of neighborhood kids when a nasty gang of bullies and a bizarre crime baroness threaten to ruin the Halloween season. Ben Kingsley, 2002
Back In Stock! The thin line between comedy and horror is hilariously explored in Student Bodies, a spoof of contemporary slasher films such as Halloween, When A Stranger Calls, Friday the 13th. Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Jerry Belson, 1981.
Back In Stock! Arrow Blu Ray edition! Young Jason is the only one who doesn’t love The Stuff, and everyone who eats it has started acting really weird… Now Jason must put a stop to The Stuff or face a gooey, gloopy demise. Larry Cohen (1985)
Back In Stock! All for SUBSTITUTE flicks showing us all it takes to control students is hiring MERCS to go undercover as teachers and seriously fuck them up!
Back in Stock! 80’s TV horror anthology show gets the big screen treatment in this comes an all-star anthology of horror. Debbie Harry, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, 1990.
Back In Stock! Starring Jamie Lee Curtis. Three years after a prank that went terribly awry, the six college students responsible are targeted by a masked killer at a New Year’s Eve party aboard a moving train. Roger Spottiswoode (1980)
While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists. Tracy Scoggins, 1984
A group of broken souls attend a self-help seminar at a remote wooded retreat with a famous guru. In search of better lives, they must confront their deepest demons in the midst of their fellow wayward strangers. As they get pushed further and further by the program, they begin to confront their personal problems. But as their group therapy sessions become increasingly volatile – including lie detectors, fire arms, and experimental drugs – they begin to question the methods in spite of the results. What is their guru’s real goal, and will his reckless pursuit of life change moments end up saving them…or destroying them?
Back In Stock! Kevin Smith’s over the top Misery Meets Human Centipede meets a Walrus flick.
Back in Stock! Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine’s Day. David Boreanaz, Denise Richards, Marley Shelton, Katherine Heigl, 2001.
Back In Stock and Print! Includes: Fall of the House of Usher (1960) / The Haunted Palace (1963) / The Masque of the Red Death (1964) / Witchfinder General (1968) / The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) / The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971).
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.
High definition version of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s thrilling story of men with nothing to lose taking on a job that could cost them their lives. 1953.
The first Japanese sci-fi film to be made in colour! Japan is rocked by mysterious sightings of UFOs over Tokyo and large starfish aliens attempting contact, scientists collaborate to investigate the unexpected rise in extraterrestrial activity. 1956
Back In Print! A gang of armed robbers finds a safe haven in a secluded village crammed with witches–only to encounter the bizarre, the unexpected, and the occult. Can they save themselves, and the rest of the world from the next witch apocalypse?
And there is a good portion of all the random titles in genre and age that are coming this week to the shop. Hopefully something excites or even intrigues you on this list. Either way we will see down the road and remember…the videostore loves you. Cheers!