Hey guys, the videostore is hoping all is well your world. With more cinema crashing into the shop this week the films coming hope to help your good nerdy vibes. Let’s explore what silly and sweet goodness the physical media world has in store for you all shall we..
A group of disabled rebels kidnap a wealthy heiress for a ransom but end up in a blood-soaked battle against a fascist society. Antonio Resines, Alex de la Iglesia, 1993
The Complete collection of the original series back in stock!
When Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland, so begins this dream expedition into the astonishing landscape of childhood, through many dangerous adventures, and ultimately to Alice’s trial before the King and Queen of Hearts.
Czech animator Jan Svankmajer has created a masterpiece of cinema, a strikingly original interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Svankmajer’s Alice remains true to the absurdity of Carroll’s original, but bears the stamp of his own distinctive style and obsessions. Combining techniques of animation and live action, he gives a new and fascinating dimension to the timeless tale of childhood fantasies.
The story follows a group of explorers who enter “The Shimmer”, a mysterious quarantined zone of mutating plants and animals caused by an alien presence.
BAD DREAMS: Unity Field, a “free love” cult from the ’70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris (Richard Lynch), its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia (Jennifer Rubin) is spared by chance. Years later, the nightmare of Unity Field remains buried in her mind. But when those around Cynthia start killing themselves, and she begins having visions of Harris, she may be forced to confront the past — before it confronts her.
VISITING HOURS: A psychotic murderer searches for his next victim, a TV newswoman who survived an earlier attack, in a big-city hospital.
Most disturbing “killer kids” movie in grindhouse history! Babies altered by a solar eclipse grow up to be adorable but murderous tweens! Features a nude scene with former MTV vixen Julie Brown! Joe Penny, Susan Strasberg, 1981.
Two years before directing the 3-D cult favorite The Mask (1961), Julian Roffman made his feature directorial debut with this early canuxploitation film, The Bloody Brood (1959). When his brother turns up dead after eating a hamburger laced with ground glass, Cliff (Jack Betts) sets out to investigate the murder, venturing into the underground world of beatnik culture and its sinister underbelly of drugs and vice. Peter Falk (TV’s Columbo) makes his feature debut as Nico, sinister mentor and drug-dealer to the tuned-in kids of the beat generation. This 60th anniversary release has been newly mastered from archival 35mm elements, and showcases the moody cinematography of d.p. Eugen Schüfftan, who would two years later win an Academy Award® for his cinematography of The Hustler (1961, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White). — Jason Pichonsky
Originally based on a short story from science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, A Boy and His Dog is an epic tale of a boy, Vic (Don Johnson), and his telepathic dog, Blood, as they trudge through a post-apocalyptic world. The pair travels together on a search for food and other pleasures that leads them to an underground society where life has been preserved! While Vic finds that he has escaped the devastation of the war, he ends up finding something even more odd!
Snakes get their revenge in this crazy Taiwanese action comedy about a business man who kills some snakes while building an apartment building only to have the residents terrorised by millions of snakes. Chi Chang, 1982.
I have no idea what this about but the cover looked interesting. Nuff Said.
The second season of the successful spin off from the Child’s Play franchise.
After a 500-pound black bear consumes a significant amount of cocaine and embarks on a drug-fueled rampage, an eccentric gathering of cops, criminals, tourists, and teenagers assemble in a Georgia forest.
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.
The chilling story of identical twin gynecologists who share the same practice, same apartment and the same women. When a new patient challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs and madness.
The ultimate mausoleum of movie madness unleashing a stupefying serving of delightfully depraved and garishly gory trailer trash from the defining decade of Decadence! Erupting with almost 4 hours of a non-stop body and breast count.
Beloved cult film about a rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned… from a DIMENSION OF PURE EVIL! Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Paul W.S. Anderson, 1997
Mia (Jane Levy), a drug addict, is determined to kick the habit. To that end, she asks her brother, David (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend, Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore) and their friends Olivia (Jessica Lucas) and Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) to accompany her to their family’s remote forest cabin to help her through withdrawal. Eric finds a mysterious Book of the Dead at the cabin and reads aloud from it, awakening an ancient demon. All hell breaks loose when the malevolent entity possesses Mia.
At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Children of Paradise’s Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price. Eyes Without a Face, directed by the supremely talented Georges Franju (Judex), is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre in the decades since its release. There are images here—of terror, of gore, of inexplicable beauty—that once seen are never forgotten.
Comedy about a slacker whose life is turned upside down when a rival cereal shop (!) threatens both his livelihood and his love life. Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Lehmann, 2007.
Because Hell would not have him, Michael Myers survived the mine explosion thought to have killed him. One year later, his traumatised young niece Jamie (Danielle Harris, Rob Zombie’s Halloween) is horrified to discover she has a telepathic bond with her evil uncle … and that Uncle Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield. But Dr. Loomis (the legendary Donald Pleasence) has a new plan to destroy The Boogey Man in his childhood home using Jamie as bait. Tonight, the carnage begins again: Michael Myers is back with a vengeance! Ellie Cornell and Beau Starr return for this hit sequel that features grisly gore by K.N.B. EFX Group (The Walking Dead, Army Of Darkness).
Magnus (Keir Dullea) and Julia Lofting (Mia Farrow) have a happy marriage until one morning when their daughter Kate (Sophie Ward) begins choking. Unsure what to do, Julia attempts a tracheotomy, inadvertently causing Kate’s death. Julia heads to a sanatorium to recover, and when Magnus asks that she come home, she prefers to buy a new house in London and live alone there. Magnus frets over Julia’s sanity, while Julia becomes convinced that her house is haunted by the spirit of a little girl.
There can only be one! Highlander on 4K UHD!
A group of travellers are terrorized by a demented family with a twisted obsession for murder and horror films. Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Rob Zombie, 2003
Miriam Blaylock collects Renaissance art, ancient Egyptian pendants, lovers, souls. Alive and fashionably chic in Manhattan, Miriam is an ageless vampire. Although vampire is not a word youll hear in this movie based on the novel by Whitley Strieber (Wolfen). Instead, debuting feature director Tony Scott fashions a hip, sensual, modern-gothic makeover. Catherine Deneuve radiates macabre elegance as Miriam, blessed with beauty, cursed with bloodlust. David Bowie is fellow fiend and refined husband John. In love, in life, in longing, they are inseparable. But when John abruptly begins to age and turns to a geriatric researcher (Susan Sarandon) for help, Miriam soon eyes the woman as a replacement for John. The Hunger is insatiable.
A sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer comes across a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain the enforcer can only dream about.
David Lynch’s first digitally shot feature – a labyrinthine Dream Factory nightmare which weaves a visionary meditation on the enigmas of time, identity, and cinema itself. Laura Dern, 2006.
Includes: WINNERS AND SINNERS / WHEELS ON MEALS / THE PROTECTOR / TWINKLE, TWINKLE LUCKY STARS / ARMOUR OF GOD / ARMOUR OF GOD II: OPERATION CONDOR / CRIME STORY / CITY HUNTER
When Gary & Samantha’s parents head out of town one Halloween weekend, an all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night.
Two real life families collide to dish the dirt on the CHILD’S PLAY horror franchise from blockbuster start to successful Syfy streaming series in this documentary. Lin Shaye, Brad Dourif, John Waters, Kyra Elise Gardner, 2022.
A filmmaker who grew up alongside Chucky the killer doll seeks out the other families surrounding the Child’s Play films as they recount their experiences working on the ongoing franchise and what it means to be a part of the, “Chucky” family.
A group of friends go on a hiking trip, but something deadly is lurking. Davis DeRock, Anna Stilwell, Jon Russell Cring, 2021
Its plot follows the eponymous artificially intelligent doll who develops self-awareness and becomes hostile toward anyone who comes between her and her human companion.
Gruesome stop-motion fever dream produced, written, directed, designed and largely animated by legendary visual effects maestro Phil Tippett off and on for roughly 30 years. Alex Cox, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda, Phil Tippett, 2021.
Years ago, Madman Marz violently murdered his family only to escape into the woods before his execution could be completed. Legend has it that anyone who calls his name can summon him back to continue his bloody rampage. But teenage Richie, away at camp, doesn’t believe the old legend and calls his name. As night falls, strange things start happening at at camp and soon Madman Marz is back, axe in hand, to finish the killing spree he started decades ago. One of the true classics of 80’s slasher cinema, Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents MADMAN on Blu-ray for the first time, newly restored in 4K from the camera negative!
Two New York policemen (Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell) and a policewoman (Laurene Landon) search for a killer in uniform who should be dead.
The “Maniac Cop” is back from the dead and stalking the streets of New York once more. Officer Matt Cordell was once a hero, but after being framed by corrupt superiors and brutally assaulted in prison, he sets out on a macabre mission of vengeance, teaming up with a vicious serial killer to track down those that wronged him and make them pay… with their lives!
When Officer Kate Sullivan storms a hostage situation, the whole incident is captured on tape by an unscrupulous media crew who edit the footage to show Kate killing a helpless victim. Now in a coma, Kate’s only hope is Detective Sean McKinney, who desperately tries to clear her name. But unbeknownst to him, “Maniac Cop” Matt Cordell takes it upon himself to exact revenge upon those responsible for smearing her name.
Writer/director George Romero’s twisted take on vampire films is set in Pittsburgh (where else?) and focuses on Martin Mathias (John Amplas), a young man who believes he is a real bloodsucker. Lacking fangs and wings, Martin must make do with drugging women and slashing their wrists with razor blades for his “nourishment.” Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Tom Savini, Sara Venable co-star. AKA: “Wampyr.” 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English. Region Free
On Valentine’s Day, someone always loses their heart. Twenty years ago, this small town lost more than that. When supervisors abandoned their posts to attend the town’s annual holiday dance, a tragedy claimed the lives of five miners. The sole survivor, Harry Warden, was institutionalized, but returned for a vengeful massacre on the disaster’s first anniversary.
Nineteen years later, the town is gearing up for another Valentine’s Day party. Teen sweethearts T.J. and Sarah, along with their friend Axel, are among the excited partygoers. But when a box of candy containing an eerie warning and blood-soaked heart arrive, the townsfolk realize that romance is as good as dead. And so are they …
In The Offer, the mafia is insulted by the portrayal of Italian Americans in Mario Puzo’s novel. In 1970, mob boss Joe Colombo (Giovanni Ribisi) founded the Italian-American Anti-Defamation League (later known as the Italian-American Civil Rights League) to protest against the book and later the movie.
In 1988, businessman Oh Dae-su is arrested for public drunkenness, causing him to miss his daughter’s fourth birthday. After his friend Joo-hwan picks him up from the police station, Dae-su is kidnapped and wakes up in a sealed hotel room, where food is delivered through a pet door.
Brian De Palma’s (Scarface, The Untouchables) classic musical cult comedy Phantom of the Paradise blends elements of The Phantom of the Opera, The Picture of Dorian Grey, and Faust, paving the way for his later hits. In it, a disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace.
New York police officer Daniel Ciello (Treat Williams) is not a perfect cop. When Rick Cappalino (Norman Parker) from the U.S. Justice Department approaches him with a personal request to investigate police corruption, Ciello agrees — provided he is not forced to turn in his fellow crooked cops. But as he delves deeper into the underbelly of drug crime, he realizes that it may be impossible to keep his promises. He will have to bring his friends down, or he’ll end up going down himself.
This partly real and partly scripted film documents what many consider to be the golden age of bodybuilding that occurred in the 1970s. It depicts two major competitions: Mr. Universe, which is for amateur participants, and Mr. Olympia, which is for pros. In the former, Mike Katz and Ken Waller are profiled, while in the latter, the chief contenders are Lou Ferrigno, Franco Columbu and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is hoping to take home a sixth win.
A victim of his own anger, the Kid (Prince) is a Minneapolis musician on the rise with his band, the Revolution, escaping a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his truculent father (Clarence Williams III), the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship with a captivating singer, Apollonia (Apollonia Kotero). But another musician, Morris (Morris Day), looks to steal the Kid’s spotlight — and his girl.
Akira Kurosawa’s brilliantly conceived retelling of Shakespeare’s KING LEAR magically mixes Japanese history, Shakespeare’s plot and Kurosawa’s own feelings about loyalty in the epic masterpiece, RAN. Set in 16th century Japan, RAN relates the tale of how an ageing ruler, Lord Hidetora (Tatsuya Nakadai), announces his intention to divide his land equally among his three sons. Hidetora’s decision to step down unleashes a power struggle among the three heirs when he falls prey to the false flattery bestowed upon him by the two older sons and banishes the youngest for speaking the truth. That ruthless betrayal ultimately drives Hidetora insane, destroying his entire family and kingdom. Deep human emotion and outstanding acting combine to create one of the most acclaimed foreign films of all time.
A quintessential cult film of the 1980s, Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton (Paris, Texas) as a weathered repo man in desolate downtown Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez (The Breakfast Club) as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing. The job becomes more than either of them bargained for when they get involved in reclaiming a mysterious-and otherworldly-Chevy Malibu with a hefty reward attached to it. Featuring the ultimate early-eighties L.A. punk soundtrack, this grungily hilarious odyssey is a politically trenchant take on President Reagan’s domestic and foreign policy.
Drug addict Chris lives alone in a dilapidated shack. One day his friend Michael shows up. He wants to cure Chris of his drug addiction and unceremoniously puts handcuffs on him. However, scary things suddenly begin to happen.
Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron’s forces in a final battle. Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron’s forces in a final battle.
A year before their jaw-dropper SHOCKING DARK, director Bruno Mattei (VIOLENCE IN A WOMEN’S PRISON) and co-writers Claudio Fragasso & Rossella Drudi (NIGHT KILLER, ZOMBIE 4) first collaborated on this brain-melting mash-up of PREDATOR, ROBOCOP and Philippines war movie mayhem: When a team of badass commandos is hired for a jungle rescue mission, they’ll instead find them hunted by a kill-crazed creature that is part man, part machine and all glorious ‘80s ItaloSleaze. Reb Brown (UNCOMMON VALOR), Catherine Hickland (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), Massimo Vanni (RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR) and Jim Gaines (ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD) star in this “freaking awesome must-watch for any action fan” (BMovieCitadel.com), now scanned in 4k from the original negative and loaded with all-new Special Features.
In this deeply personal tale of estrangement and reconciliation between two rebellious brothers, set in a dreamlike and timeless Tulsa, Francis Ford Coppola gives mythic dimensions to intimate, painful emotions. After releasing the classically styled The Outsiders earlier the same year, the director returned to the work of S. E. Hinton, this time with a self-described “art film for teenagers.” Graced with a remarkable cast headed by Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, and Diane Lane; haunting black-and-white visuals that hark back to German expressionism and forward to Coppola’s own Tetro; and a powerful, percussive score by Stewart Copeland that underscores the movie’s romantic fatalism, Rumble Fish pulsates throughout with genuine love and dread.
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.
A samurai answers a village’s request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.
Serpico is based on the true story of a New York policeman who discovers that honesty is not expected to be part of his job. He endures scorn and mistreatment from his fellow cops while attempting to perform his duties with integrity. The character of Frank Serpico, combining the best elements of the Establishment and counterculture, is a tour-de-force role for Al Pacino (The Godfather, Scarface). The film is a breathtaking suspense story and a fascinating character study as well as a memorable statement about government’s inherent flaws. Rendered with unflinching realism by director Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon), Serpico earned 1973 Oscar nominations for its screenplay by Waldo Salt (Midnight Cowboy) and Norman Wexler (Saturday Night Fever) from the acclaimed biography by Peter Maas (The Valachi Papers), and for Best Actor, cementing Pacino as one of the cinema’s most versatile and iconic talents. Featuring Cornelia Sharpe (Busting, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud) as Leslie, Serpico’s girlfriend.
Wheelsy is a small town where not much happens and everyone minds his own business. No one notices when evil slips in quietly but, when people find mutilated livestock and a woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion) discovers an alien organism that threatens to devour all life on Earth.
After a daring escape from a psychiatric hospital, the Stepfather (Terry O’Quinn – TVs LOST) assumes a new identity and sets out in search of a new family to marry into… and kill! He finds the perfect victims: attractive and recently divorced Carol Greyland (Meg Foster – THEY LIVE) and her son Todd (Jonathan Brandis – HART’S WAR). Posing as a caring family therapist named Gene, he appears to be the ideal second husband and father for these two lonely people. But Carol’s best friend Matty (Caroline Williams – Rob Zombie’s H2) suspects that Gene is too good to be true. When Carol’s first husband returns to attempt a reconciliation, he trigger’s Gene’s fear of discovery, sending him on a violent, bloody killing spree. Eliminating everyone who stands in his way, Gene turns his wedding to Carol into one of the most horrifying and gruesome sequences ever filmed!
Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA comes to home video from Synapse Films in an exclusive new 4K restoration from the original uncut, uncensored 35mm Italian camera negative with the original 4.0 English surround sound mix, for the first time EVER! Painstakingly restored over the past three years, Synapse Films has created the ultimate special edition of this horror classic with the supervision and approval of the film’s Director of Photography, Luciano Tovoli.
Young American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Co. When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, the woman she replaces breaks down and accuses the company’s female directors of witchcraft. Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist and a member of the troupe uncover dark and sinister secrets as they probe the depths of the studio’s hidden underground chambers.
Cult film adaptation of the beloved cult comic book about a rocking punk girl in the post apocalyptic wasteland. Lori Petty, Malcolm McDowell, Naomi Watts, Ice-T, 1995.
THREE-DISC COLLECTION INCLUDES THE WORLDWIDE BLU-RAY PREMIERES OF LATE NIGHT CABLE’S SEXIEST PAIR OF HITS PLUS A BONUS FEATURE FILM
Indulge your ’80s fantasies with these late night cable classics produced by Harry Alan Towers (99 WOMEN, Franco’s COUNT DRACULA): In BLACK VENUS, former Miss Bahamas Josephine Jacqueline Jones (LOVE CIRCLES) stars in this 1983 Playboy Channel classic co-starring Florence Guérin (FACELESS), Karin Schubert (BLACK EMANUELLE), Helga Liné (BLACK CANDLES) and Profumo Affair temptress Mandy Rice-Davies.
Drive-in goddess Tiffany Bolling (THE CANDY SNATCHERS) stars in ECSTASY – also known as LOVE SCENES – as a Hollywood actress caught between reel passion and her own desires that include Britt Ekland, Julie Newmar, Monique Gabrielle and Jack Carter.
As a Bonus, Austrian centerfold Sonja Martin (RED HEAT, EMMANUELLE IV) stars in MELODY OF PASSION from director Hubert Frank (VANESSA), with all three features scanned in 2K from their original negatives.
A Texas ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
Two models struggle with their careers and relationship with a billionaire. Ariane Labed, Christos Passalis, Ruben Ostlund, 2021.
Starring Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, and Willem Dafoe, Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula’s mom has hired to kill Sailor. David Lynch (1990)
An army deserter (Yuen Biao) is chased by vampires in the mountains of Zu. He is rescued by a master (Adam Cheung) and becomes his devoted pupil. But when they are ambushed by the Blood Devil, the pair find themselves in need of the assistance of a devil chaser (Damian Lau) and his pupil (Mang Hoi). With the additional help of Master Chang Mei (Sammo Hung), they manage to hold off the Blood DevilÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but they will need to find the Dual Swords to destroy it!
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