Well fellow movie nerds. Anotehr fine week of cinema is upon us and the list week gives us some new gems and some forgotten insanty from the 80s! Looking at you Invaders of The Lost Gold! Anyways I hope some of these movies will intrigue, delight, and make you think what the hell? Let’s have a look shall we….
Starring, Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, a private investigator is hired to discover if a “snuff film” is authentic or not. Joel Schumacher (1999)
When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colorful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.
Live action movie adaptation of the cult manga about a group of otaku who meet each other through an online website decide to form an IT company that plans to create a search engine that uses artificial intelligence to help with their searches.
When comic book artist Josh (Eric Roberts) meets Cheryl (Janine Turner), he immediately falls for her — unfortunately, she immediately takes a fall as well, collapsing in the street. It turns out Cheryl is diabetic, so Josh calls for an ambulance and promises to meet her at the hospital. When he arrives, however, the hospital has no record of Cheryl. Josh looks for help, even going to a police lieutenant (James Earl Jones), but nobody believes his story, so he must find the ambulance himself.
ANGLE HEART: Harry Angel (Rourke), a New York City private investigator, is hired to solve the disappearance of a man known as Johnny Favorite. His investigation takes him to New Orleans, where he becomes embroiled in a series of brutal murders. JOHNNY HANDSOME: A disfigured petty criminal is given plastic surgery in prison and, unrecognisable as his former self, plans his revenge on the ruthless associates who betrayed him. The doctor hopes the painful operations which give Johnny a new look will help him to reform, but he is bent on settling the score with the gang who killed his only friend and left him to carry the can for their last heist.
A bereaved Satanist couple kidnap a pregnant woman so they can use an ancient spell book to put their dead grandson’s spirit into her unborn child but end up summoning more than they bargained. Justin G. Dyck, 2020.
Remastered for your pleasure, director John Carpenter’s violent homage to Rio Bravo with a little of Night of the Living Dead thrown in for good measure. 1976.
Charlton Heston stars as an archaeologist who discovers his daughter is possessed by the spirit of an Egyptian queen. To save mankind he must destroy her! Susannah York, Jill Townsend, Miriam Margolyes, Mike Newell, 1980.
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.
Adapted from the best-selling novel by William C. Anderson, a fictionalized account of the largest one-man rescue operation in military history in North Vietnam. Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, 1988.
Having previously fought in World War I, an unnamed sergeant (Lee Marvin) now leads soldiers of the U.S. First Infantry Division through World War II. His men include conflicted marksman Pvt. Griff (Mark Hamill), pulp novel writer Pvt. Zab (Robert Carradine), Sicilian Pvt. Vinci (Bobby Di Cicco) and medic Pvt. Johnson (Kelly Ward). The soldiers adapt to the hardships of war as they see conflict in North Africa and Sicily, take part in the D-Day landings, and liberate a Nazi concentration camp.
Very loosely based on the Japanese film Zatoichi Challenged, in this film Rutger Hauer stars as a blind Vietnam Vet / sword master to rescue the son of fellow soldier. Terry O’Quinn, Brandon Call, Phillip Noyce, 1989.
The best sellijg Import Blu Ray combo pack of the follow up films to the adventures of Dr. Herbert West with one sexy ass cover!
When a Mexican land baron puts a million dollars on the head of the man who seduced and impregnated his daughter, two money-hungry hired killers recruit a small-town bartender to help them do their dirty work. Kris Kristofferson, Sam Peckinpah, 1974.
Legendary Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis star as elderly Elvis and geriatric JFK, who end up in the same old age home, but the two must join forces to battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy and save the souls of their fellow residents. Don Coscarelli (2002)
It’s Halloween weekend, and a group of bullies are planning their annual hazing on local outcast Jacob Atkins. When they take things too far, he’s resurrected to seek revenge against those who wronged him
Based on Clive Barker’s horror legend The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a sceptical grad student researching the monster’s myth. Bernard Rose (1992)
Banned in 31 countries – the original uncensored, unrated director’s cut of one of the most notorious and violent films of all time. Umberto Lenzi.
Ruggero Deodato’s sleazy classic in a 2-Disc Deluxe Edition
80’s horror about 8 teenagers trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall pursued by murderous, out of control security robots. Jim Wynorski, 1986.
Classic TV horror about a wrongfully killed man exacts revenge from beyond the grave on those who murdered him. Charles Durning, Frank De Felitta, 1981.
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.
In 1917, nine British soldiers find themselves lost in enemy territory on the Western Front. They take refuge in a corpse-filled, rat-infested enemy trench where they wait for rescue. As night falls, however, the men sense that they are not alone – and soon they begin to die one by one
A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan. Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, 1985.
Classic cult TV movie about a dog that happens to be a minion of Satan who terrorizes a suburban family. Richard Crenna, Yvette Mimieux, Kim Richards, Lou Frizzell, Martine Beswick, Curtis Harrington, 1978.
A young boy from the trailer park can’t take another moment of ridicule from his family and peers. With support from his beloved dollies, he sets out for blood. Justin Moore, Kimberly West-Carroll, Jay Sosnicki, Heidi Moore, 2016.
A college nerd (Billy Jacoby) learns his biology teacher (Judy Landers) is an alien who needs him for a breeding experiment.
Jackie Chan stars in this Hong Kong Kung Fu masterpiece where a disobedient son is sent to be trained by his uncle, a master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu, before the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin. Woo-Ping Yuen (1978)
In this British black comedy, a posh London restaurant is taken over by revolutionaries where the restaurant’s former patrons are the main course. Al Pillay, Dave Beard, Lemmy, Peter Richardson, 1987.
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
In this action packed B film, an ex-marine in Brazil’s slums battles the yakuzas who left his sister for dead. Michael Jai White, Neal McDonough, Jimmy Navarro, 2014.
Based on Oniroku Dan’s famous Japanese novel, FLOWER AND SNAKE is the first Nikkatsu erotic film to deal with the subject of sadomasochism. Naomi Tani, Nagatoshi Sakamoto, Hijiri Abe, Masaru Konuma, 1974.
Includes: THE FLY (Kurt Neumann 1958) / THE RETURN OF THE FLY (Edward Bernds 1959) / CURSE OF THE FLY (Don Sharp 1965) / THE FLY (David Cronenberg 1986) / THE FLY II (Chris Walas 1989)
Four teenagers are thrust into a battle against the forces of darkness after they conjure up a wish-granting demon.
In this hilariously cheesy throwback to the giant-monster flicks craze of the 50s, giant spiders from outer space begin to invade Earth, when a huge black hole appears in a farmer s field outside a small town in Wisconsin. Bill Rebane (1975)
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.
In this Japanese period drama set in pre-WWII Japan, a young naval officer & math prodigy uncovers a conspiracy regarding the construction of Japanese warships for the ongoing World War 2. Takashi Yamazaki, 2019.
Hard-as-nails Lily Dillon (Anjelica Huston) works as a swindler for dangerous bookie Bobo (Pat Hingle), probably the only man she fears. Arriving in Los Angeles on “business,” Lily looks up her son, Roy (John Cusack), a small-time con artist content with paltry sleight-of-hand cheats. Roy’s girlfriend, Myra (Annette Bening), looks like an All-American type but is a grifter looking to pull off another big-time con. The convergence of the three hustlers inevitably means trouble for all of them.
A married couple rents a beach side Airbnb only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbours and occurrences. They soon discover to be in the grips of a mysterious cult and their ancient sea god. Chad Ferrin, 2020.
A botched back-alley abortion leads to revenge and a brutal bloodbath. Debbie Rochon stars. From Vancouver director Ryan Nicholson (Gutterballs), 2009.
Guests mysteriously die at a mountain inn run by a family of oddballs, so – fearing bad publicity – the family bury the bodies of their ill-fated guests themselves.
The plot follows an upper-middle-class French couple, Georges (Auteuil) and Anne (Binoche), who are terrorised by anonymous tapes that appear on their front porch and seem to show the family is under surveillance.
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)
Canadian made thriller about a family of fur hunters who run into trouble in the wilderness when they are stalked by a rogue wolf. Camille Sullivan, Summer H. Howell, Devon Sawa, Shawn Linden, 2020.
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.
Starring Sam Neill and Jürgen Prochnow, an insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer’s books have on his fans is more than inspirational. John Carpenter (1994)
The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac. Scott Spiegel (1989)
A team of commandos search for lost Japanese WWII treasure deep in the cannibal infested jungles of the Philippines. Stuart Whitman, Edmund Purdom, Woody Strode, Laura Gemser, Glynis Barber, Alan Birkinshaw, 1982.
From the director of Squirm, an extremely eerie and beautifully shot camping slasher. George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon, Jeff Lieberman,1981.
Three incomparable films by Japanese master Yoshishige Yoshida: EROS + MASSACRE (1969), HEROIC PURGATORY (1970), COUP D’ETAT (1973)
Erotic 70’s cult Blaxploitation film about a smooth talking producer who is setting up an erotic musical who hooks up with an aspiring singer who will do anything to get her singing career going. Featuring legendary drummer Bernard Purdie & his band. 1974
Nature fights back when a careless couple go camping in this gritty & violent Australian film. John Hargreaves, 1978.
Korean import collecting: Monkey Business / Don’t Bother to Knock / Niagara / Gentlemen Prefer Blondes / How To Marry A Millionaire / There’s No Business Like Show Business / River of No Return / The Seven Year Itch / Bus Stop / Norma Jean And Marilyn
Horror comedy double bill where a space archaeologist, discovers the “Munchies” in a cave in Peru! MUNCHIES (Tina Hirsch 1987), MUNCHIE (Jim Wynorski 1992)
Cult TV movie about a housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him murder a highway patrol officer. Valerie Harper, Richard Romanus, Nicholas Pryor, 1977.
Tourists (Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins) and a sheriff (George Kennedy) fight Western townsfolk crazed by water contaminated as a test.
Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends. Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Joseph Sargent, 1983.
Hutch Mansell fails to defend himself or his family when two thieves break into his suburban home one night. The aftermath of the incident soon strikes a match to his long-simmering rage. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must now save his wife and son from a dangerous adversary — and ensure that he will never be underestimated again.
Martial arts comedy about 3 former best friends and Kung Fu protégés who, despite all their talent, fell on hard times and adulthood. Tran Quoc Bao, 2020.
A teenage boy, obsessed with photographing everything he sees around him, is seized upon by an aggressive gallery owner from New York who views the youngster as fresh young talent worth entertaining, but as his success and fame grows, the boy finds himself less welcome in his home town and decides to turn the tables on the elitist art snobs of the city.
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)
An exploration of the violent and bitter rivalries that exist within the gangland arena in America. A male Kansas gang leader named Mary Ann refuses to split the substantial spoils of an illegal operation with his Chicago partner who, enraged, in turn hires an underworld enforcer to collect his money and teach the Kansas upstart a lesson.
A young boy named Pietari (Onni Tommila) and his friend Juuso (Ilmari Järvenpää) think a secret mountain drilling project near their home in northern Finland has uncovered the tomb of Santa Claus. However, this a monstrous, evil Santa, much unlike the cheery St. Nick of legend. When Pietari’s father (Jorma Tommila) captures a feral old man (Peeter Jakobi) in his wolf trap, the man may hold the key to why reindeer are being slaughtered and children are disappearing.
The ultimate edition of the cult Dolph Lundgren Cold War action film about a KGB agent sent to Africa to kill a revolutionary. Extensively restored with exhaustive features! 1988.
French thriller, never take your mistress on an annual guys’ getaway, especially one devoted to hunting – a violent lesson for three wealthy married men. Coralie Fargeat (2017)
Pinky violence trilogy featuring Amazon half-breed cabaret singer / bad girl Rica!
When a doctor & outspoken naturalist in Africa let’s lions and other big cats to roam freely, his family are stalked by the massive lions that have overrun the house. Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith, Noel Marshall, 1981
Still the champ all these years later. Blu Ray set of all Six Balboa flicks
Before Spiral hits the shop might as well bring every other damn Saw movie back in.
Before Spiral hits the shop might as well bring every other damn Saw movie back in.
Strange visions come to haunt a singer when she and her boyfriend-psychiatrist move into the old house that is haunted by the ghost of a slave owner. Richard Friedman (1987)
Gorgeous and adventure-filled animated adaptation of the children’s book The Borrowers from master animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Studio Ghibli.
3-Film collection showcasing some of the most rare, explicit and shocking movies from micro-budget auteur Ray Dennis Steckler.
A barman in Siberia heads to a nearby cave where he explores his dreams and memories.
An orphan raised by nuns (Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick) grows up to be a killer toy-store Santa Claus
Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge. George Dugdale (1986)
Thieves run over a child while escaping after a robbery. A deadly hitman who likes to taunt his targets is hired to track them down. Stone moves to England, but the assassin follows. Loosely based on Donald Westlake’s cult crime novel. Terry Bedford (1983
After learning of a disaster at a remote military base in Antarctica, the CIA sends Capt. Sam Cage (Clayton Rohner) and Maj. Callie O’Grady (Chase Masterson) to investigate. They find only two survivors — Dr. Jennifer Wells (Faith Ford) and Brian Shebanski (Max Perlich), the base’s operations officer. Neither has any idea what happened to the rest of the team, but, after Wilson sees a ghost from her past and bodies mysteriously start piling up, they begin to suspect they’re not alone.
While travelling on their first tour an all-girl punk band, Ms. 45, is drugged and kidnapped. When they awaken they find their limbs removed & replaced with crude weaponry, & are forced to fight as gladiators for a sadistic town. Andrew Thomas Hunt, 2020.
An Egyptologist finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs: murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy’s curse! Lesley-Anne Down, Frank Langella, Franklin J. Schaffner, 1981.
The surviving crew of a destroyed space station must regain control of their doomed spaceship from an evolving alien predator, and to protect the startling secret that throbs deep inside the Star Crystal. Lance Lindsay (1986)
A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune. Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan, 2014.
Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid. Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Robert Rusler, William Sanderson, Tom Mcloughlin, 1991
A lovingly crafted & rare low-budget monster movie that mostly takes place down a mine. David Michael Hillman, 1985.
Bruno Mattei’s Namsploitation masterpiece! Reb Brown stars as a one-man war machine on a screaming-for-vengeance mission against brutal Vietcong, merciless Russians, double-crossing U.S. officers and acres of bullet-blasted Philippines jungle. 1986.
Director Bruno Mattei returns to the Philippine jungles with a higher budget, bigger action and Richard Harris for a crowd-pleaser that shamelessly borrows from APOCALYPSE NOW, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, and RAMBO!
Psychedelic live action adaptation of the video game, Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, 1993
Horror anthology featuring Christian Slater, Steve Buscemi, and Julianne Moore, where a young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him. John Harrison (1990)
Troma Entertainment is proud to present Lloyd Kaufman’s seminal movie (not fluid) for the first time on Blu-Ray!
Starring Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, a woman working as a security guard in an agricultural research facility finds herself and her co-worker Schmidt fighting to survive against their former friends. Hal Barwood (1985)
A sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers which will admit him to the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka’s magical factory. One after another, tickets are discovered by ghastly children – but will the lad find the last remaining one and have all his dreams come true?
A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively. Harry Bromley Davenport (1982)
A young soldier, monks and a priest seek celestial swords that will help protect an immortal from threatening evil.
And there it is guys! This week’s batch of silly cinema coming to the shop later in the week. Hope it excites your nerdy souls. As always the videostore loves you and we’ll see see you soon! Cheers!