And the movie world keeps on trucking at the videostore. A new week is upon us and so are more tiites for the shop. Again, it’s another week of new, odd, classics, and “you’re actually bringing this in?” with the answer “If I don’t no one will.” Anyways, you scroll the list hopefully something grabs you for the right or wrong reasons. So let’s dive in shall we?
The “mighty” Seagal returns to the shop with this four pack of decent to ridiculous cinema
This best selling four pack is always popular at the shop and why not? Fantastic set of 80s genre cinema.
Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s magical and unsettling stop motion transforms the oft told story of Alice in Wonderland into a journey to the darkest recesses of your imagination. 1988.
In this Danish comedy, 4 friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood. Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Thomas Vinterberg, 2020.
A chemical accident in a sleepy town turns ordinary donuts into bloodthirsty monsters. Unaware of the donuts’ danger, Johnny, Michelle and Howard sell them to unsuspecting customers. When the donuts start eating their victims, the only way the three friends can save their sleepy town is to track down the killer donuts and destroy them.
Turkish horror film where a squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. Can Evrenol (2015)
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.
A white Bull Terrier named Baxter is given to an elderly woman by her daughter. As time passes, the dog develops aggressive and murderous behaviour in order to be adopted by another family. Jérôme Boivin, 1989.
A doctor eager to learn the mad West’s attempts to bring back the dead accepts a position at the prison where West is being held, attracting the attention of a local reporter and the cruel prison warden. Brian Yuzna (2003)
One of the world’s top martial-arts action stars, Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in two action movie classics that will keep you on the edge of your seat right down to the last punch… LIONHEART (Sheldon Lettich 1990), BLACK EAGLE (Eric Karson 1988)
It’s Smokey meets Sexy in this classic tale of the world’s oldest profession – when a group of gorgeous gear-jammers set up a mobile shop peddling their “wares” to truckers. Janus Blythe, Uschi Digard, Catherine Barkley, 1976.
A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors go awry, and legions of murderous zombies are unleashed upon a surburban neighbourhood. David Irving(1989)
A website manager enlists the help of his two friends in order to convince the owners of his favorite coffee shop — which doubles as his office — not to turn their business into a bar. Glenn Howerton, Steve Little, Ben Schwartz, Josh Groban, 2013.
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.
Surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is hired by a mysterious client’s brusque aide (Harrison Ford) to tail a young couple, Mark (Frederic Forrest) and Ann (Cindy Williams). Tracking the pair through San Francisco’s Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan (John Cazale) manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger.
The terrifying and tiny menaces are out in full force with this four-film collection packed with enough Special Features to make any fan’s mouth water! Also the last one returns on Blu Ray as well.
After transferring to a Los Angeles high school, Sarah (Robin Tunney) finds that her telekinetic gift appeals to a group of three wannabe witches, who happen to be seeking a fourth member for their rituals. Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy (Fairuza Balk), like Sarah herself, all have troubled backgrounds, which combined with their nascent powers lead to dangerous consequences. When a minor spell causes a fellow student to lose her hair, the girls grow power-mad.
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
After married man John Proctor (Daniel Day-Lewis) decides to break off his affair with his young lover, Abigail Williams (Winona Ryder), she leads other local girls in an occult rite to wish death upon his wife, Elizabeth (Joan Allen). When the ritual is discovered, the girls are brought to trial. Accusations begin to fly, and a literal witch hunt gets underway. Before long, Elizabeth is suspected of witchcraft, and John’s attempt to defend her only makes matters worse.
A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother’s wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Lovingly re-mastered slasher classic starring John Vernon and Samantha Eggar. Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer. 1983.
Fun, late 70’s post-apocalyptic about a group of survivors travel and find other settlements using the legendary 12-wheeled amphibious Landmaster supervan. Jan-Michael Vincent, Dominique Sanda, George Peppard, 1977.
When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. One of the most powerful young people, Ruby, escapes from her camp and joins a group of runaways who are seeking a safe haven. Betrayed by the adults in power, this newfound family soon realizes that running is not enough — they must use their collective powers to wage a resistance and take back their future.
An aspiring composer discovers a broken-winged, beautiful angel in his swimming pool. When everyone finds out, he must deal with his jealous fiancé, his future father-in-law, and his friends who have a business plan. Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart, 1987.
In this cult classic from Spain, a priest is determined to thwart the coming of the Antichrist to present-day Madrid. Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura, Álex de la Iglesia, 1995.
Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph (Robin Williams), the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children’s TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy (Edward Norton), a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame – scoring hit ratings and the affections of a network executive (Catherine Keener) – Randolph makes the unsuspecting rhino the target of his numerous outrageous attempts to exact revenge and reclaim his status as America’s sweetheart.
In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable, and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviours. News reports are scary, and scientists are concerned, but no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville: the dead rise from their graves and feast on the living, and the citizens must battle to survive.
Late period Italian Jaws rip-off co-directed by Joe D’Amato about some young men in a small beach community who must stop an evil First Nations spirit inhabiting a killer shark. 1990.
In the not-too-distant future against a backdrop of advanced undersea technology, a group of scientists and Navy personnel discover they are in an underwater Alien rip-off. Greg Evigan, Miguel Ferrer, Nia Peeples, Sean S. Cunningham, 1989.
In the upscale Canadian strip club Exotica, Christina (Mia Kirshner) is the most popular dancer, and she’s visited nightly by the obsessive Francis (Bruce Greenwood), a depressed tax auditor. Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend, the club’s MC, Eric (Elias Koteas), still jealously pines for her, even as he introduces her onstage. Eric is having his own relationship problems with the club’s owner, Zoe (Arsinée Khanjian), who is intent on becoming pregnant with his child.
Returning home from prison, a Vietnam War veteran sets out to clean up his hometown which has come under the control of a violent motorcycle gang. Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Seymour Cassel, Richard C. Sarafian, 1986.
A coroner (Dr. Francis B. Gröss) shows scenes of gruesome deaths from around the world both real and re-enacted.
Aussie action, a young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback fights off a group of poachers who mistakenly think she is easy prey. Mario Andreacchio (1986)
Jimmy (Harvey Keitel) wants nothing more than to play Carnegie Hall. He has talent, and the ambition is definitely there. But Jimmy is the son of a mob boss (Michael V. Gazzo) and when he’s not practicing piano, he’s roughing up guys unable to pay their debts to his father. To ease the pressure he feels between his family obligations and his artistic ambitions, Jimmy indulges in sex and drugs. But the stress is getting too much, and Jimmy may ruin everything as his life spins out of control.
The long awaited release of Dario Argento’s third film! Drummer accidentally kills a stalker only to be photographed in the act and to have a series of murders pinned on him. Mimsy Farmer, Michael Brandon, 1972.
A squad of Russian soldiers must go to a remote East German village to locate missing comrades in the waning days of Word War II. Unearthing a plot to resurrect fallen soldiers, the squad becomes the target of cobbled-together monsters.
Slyly combining 80s slasher tropes with an insightful and self-reflective look at the meaning of horror movies and death itself, a quick witted and suspenseful tribute to classic horror cinema. Ferdy Mayne, Jeffrey Combs.
The giant monster Raiga returns in this low budget giant monster film from Japan. In this one a second Kaiju, Ohga, clashes with Raiga destroying large sections of the city. Shinpei Hayashiya, 2021.
In a rat-infested old textile mill, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement. David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht, Ralph S. Singleton, 1990.
Eli Roth’s take on the cannibal movies of the 70’s. A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished. Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, 2013.
Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and the team behind horror classic Re-animator join forces for this electrifying live-action adaptation of Yoshiki Takaya’s celebrated manga series! 1991
When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber’s boyfriend (Michael St. Gerard) in the process. After meeting some black students at her school, Tracy begins to push for more racial integration on the dance show. This gets her into trouble on many sides, especially with Amber’s pushy parents (Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry)
20 recent horror favourites, including: HOSTEL (2005), ANATOMY (2000), HOLLOWMAN (2000), ANACONDA (1997)
Includes the films: Bloody Murder / Bloody Murder 2 / Junior / Severed / Children Of The Living Dead / Creepy Crawlers / Deadly Species / Carnivore.
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)
Unrated & Uncut! All three of Tom Six’s over-the-top horror films collected for your viewing displeasure!
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)
After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. When the police refuse to believe her story, she decides to take matters into her own hands and fight back.
The 14th season back in stock!
Based on a popular short film, this comedy focuses on Joe (Jerry O’Connell), a young man who has moved from Iowa to downtown New York City. After settling into his grimy apartment, Joe discovers that it is home to a legion of talking and singing cockroaches. Although having so many bugs for roommates has its drawbacks, Joe finds the roaches to be friendly and good-natured, and they aid him in wooing the lovely Lily (Megan Ward), as well as in contending with his mean landlord (Don Ho).
On the planet of Krull, an evil creature called the Beast decimates the world’s army and kidnaps the lovely Princess Lyssa (Lysette Anthony), who is destined to become queen. Her brave beau, Prince Colwyn (Ken Marshall), leads a motley band of warriors, including Ergo (David Battley) and Kegan (Liam Neeson), to rescue his beloved. However, before he can face the Beast, Colwyn must locate a mystical weapon known as the Glaive, which he can use to slay the hideous villain.
Cult film about a Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends. Helen Slater, Christian Slater, Keith Gordon, 1985.
Made-for-TV movie sequel to Roman Polanski’s psychological thriller, chronicling the life of the ill-fated demonic son Adrian, from young boy through adulthood. Patty Duke, Ruth Gordon, Tina Louise, Donna Mills, 1976.
This documentary takes you into the impassioned world of lucha libre wrestling, where masked warriors fight mythological battles in the squared circle. Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz.
A serial killer (Elijah Wood) removes his victims’ scalps and attaches them to the vintage mannequins he restores in his late mother’s shop.
Three young boys pool their money and pay V (Melanie Griffith), a kindhearted prostitute, to strip for them. Afterward, she drives them home to the suburbs — but then her car breaks down. It’s just as well, though, because a mobster named Waltzer (Malcolm McDowell) is after her, and V realizes the suburbs are the perfect place to hide. But things get a lot more complicated when V falls in love with Tom (Ed Harris), a single father who is unaware of her real profession.
Gimmicky low budget reimagining of It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World but really awful and sponsored by Glad garbage bags. Eddie Deezen, Richard Fleischer, 1987.
While planning to destroy Earth with a gigantic laser beam, Emperor Tod Spengo (Jon Lovitz), ruler of the planet Spengo, catches a glimpse of housewife Marge Nelson (Teri Garr) and becomes smitten with her. Beaming Marge and her husband, Dick (Jeffrey Jones), up to Spengo from California, the daft, dimwitted leader tries to woo her, and sends her spouse to prison. Soon Dick is plotting an insurgency, in hopes of overthrowing Spengo and rescuing his wife.
New York lawyer Vinny has never won a case. When his teenage cousin Bill and his friend Stan are accused of murder in a backwater Alabama town, it’s up to the nervous Vinny to save him from jail, even though he’s only ever tried personal injury cases before, and none of them successfully.
Rival reporters (Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle) tail a vampire who travels by airplane, claiming victims at small isolated airports.
A concentration camp survivor and her former Nazi torturer and lover re-create their sadomasochistic relationship. Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Liliana Cavani, 1974.
One of the most haunting & perverse film noirs of the 1940s – a small-time carny whose charm propels him to fame as a charlatan spiritualist, but whose unchecked ambition leads him down a path of moral degradation & self-destruction. Tyrone Power, 1947.
Raquel Welch’s breakthrough role which made her an international sex symbol, prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana, together they strike out into the dangerous unknown. Don Chaffey (1966)
Hoping for a grandchild, the devil sends his minions to find the man (Rudy Ray Moore) who promised to marry his ugly daughter (Eboni Wryte).
A suburban housewife’s world falls apart when she finds that her pornographer husband is serially unfaithful to her, her daughter is pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who’s been breaking local women’s feet. John Waters (1981)
After returning to his childhood home, a disgraced children’s puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured his entire life. Directed by Garth Merengie himself, Matthew Holness 2018.
“Psycho Beach Party” is a manic party-mix of 50’s psychological thrillers, 60’s beach movies, and 70’s slasher films. The story focuses on Chicklet Forrest (Lauren Ambrose), a sixteen-year old tomboy who’s desperate to be part of the in-crowd of Malibu beach surfers. She’s the typical American girl – except for one little problem: her personality is split into more slices than a pepperoni pizza.
Filmmaker Tara Wood takes us on a journey through the first 8 wildly divergent films that Tarantino has helmed, narrated by the actors and collaborators who have worked with him.
Four friends on a boat headed to a private island have no idea a weaponized shark has escaped from a military facility. They are forced to work together to battle the ultimate predator who will stop at nothing to track them all down.
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 quintessential piece of early 80’s trash newly restored from the original camera negative and on blu-ray for the first time! Just look at the cover! Cameron Mitchell and Vic Diaz star!
Assailed by nightmarish visions, Alex Whitaker (Paul Le Mat) and his fellow psychics descend on the Bodega Bay Inn. There, they discover that their compatriot Neil (Jimmie F. Scaggs) has apparently committed suicide. But, as the gruesome visions continue, they sense that there’s still something sinister afoot. When they find themselves hunted by a band of homicidal marionettes created by twisted puppeteer Andre Toulon (William Hickey), they discover they’re right.
A heart-wrenching slacker revenge feature set in Austin, Texas. A hit at Fantasia. Simon Rumley, 2010.
In the mid-21st century, an epidemic of organ failures leads to the rise of GeneCo., a company providing transplants at a great price. Those who miss their payments become targets of GeneCo. mercenaries, who repossess the organs. In a world of drug addiction and legalized murder, a sheltered youth (Alexa Vega) seeks a cure for her rare disease as well as information about her family’s mysterious history. Her questions are answered at “The Genetic Opera.”
All Six Sly Stallone flicks in one sexy set.
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
Based on a novel that’s often called Japan’s Gone with the Wind, & one of Japan’s most successful exports of the 1950s, a rousing, emotionally gripping tale of combat and self-discovery. Hiroshi Inagaki, Toshiro Mifune. 1954-1956.
A WWII pilot traveling with top secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress encounters an evil presence on board the flight and must battle to complete her mission and regain control over her plane. Chloë Grace Moretz, 2020.
The Starship Troopers Trilogy…
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.
Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band’s frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band’s hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit.
Two brothers, down on their luck, fake a disappearance in the Alaskan wilderness so they’ll have a great survival story to sell, but the hoax turns out to be more real than they planned. Richard Gray (2016)
Merciless swordsman Ryunosuke Tsukue (Tatsuya Nakadai) is a government assassin in feudal Japan who has no remorse and no moral code. When he is scheduled to participate in a friendly fencing contest, he ends up killing his competitor. Next, after a fight with his own mistress, he murders her and deserts their infant son. Later, while spending the night in a haunted geisha house, he sees the specters of all of his victims and spirals into madness, leaving a bloodbath in his wake.
Double feature of British Horror anthology films: Tales from the Crypt / Vault of Horror. Joan Collins, Terry Thomas, Freddie Francis, Roy Ward Baker, 1973
Complete collection of Romero’s classic 80s TV series.
John Carpenter’s fun satire of consumerism finds an unemployed Roddy Piper uncovering that the world’s ruling elite are aliens in disguise who’s aim is to keep humans in a state of mindless consumerism. Keith David, Meg Foster, 1988.
In the future, mankind lives in vast underground cities and free will is outlawed by means of mandatory medication that controls human emotion. But when THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) and LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) stop taking their meds, they wake up to the bleak reality of their own existence and fall in love with each other in the process. But love is also illegal in this Orwellian dystopia, and the act of making love has made both of them outlaws on the run from an army of robotic police.
Five directors – including Joe Dante, Monte Hellman and Ken Russell – direct this horror flick about seven strangers who must tell their most terrifying stories in order to survive in a haunted house. 2006
A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends. Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, 1998.
A dark comedy about a likeable guy pursuing his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets – but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date. Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, 2014.
Australian TV series about a 19-year-old American tourist is targeted by crazed serial killer Mick Taylor. She survives his attack and embarks on a mission of revenge. Lucy Fry, John Jarratt, Greg McLean, 2016.
In this Cameron Crowe penned high school sex comedy, a high-school wrestler parties with his buddy at a swinging-singles apartment complex. Chris Penn, Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson, Art Linson, 1984
Nicholas Cage continues his balls to the wall exploitation comeback in this over-the-top rip off of the horror film Banana Splits Movie, about animatronic creatures running amuck. Kevin Lewis, 2021.
A nameless ronin, or samurai with no master (Toshirô Mifune), enters a small village in feudal Japan where two rival businessmen are struggling for control of the local gambling trade. Taking the name Sanjuro Kuwabatake, the ronin convinces both silk merchant Tazaemon (Kamatari Fujiwara) and sake merchant Tokuemon (Takashi Shimura) to hire him as a personal bodyguard, then artfully sets in motion a full-scale gang war between the two ambitious and unscrupulous men.
A group of youngsters head on a fun-filled Ibiza trip of a lifetime. Unfortunately, the trip is ruined by an untimely zombie outbreak.
THE FINAL CUT! A righteous police officer investigates the disappearance of a young girl on an island inhabited by a cult of pagans. Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt.
A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, 1981.
With too many wars and too few soldiers, a lab develops a virus that brings dead Marines back to life. When a test subject escapes, he heads to a strip club and infects dancer Jessy (Jennifer Holland), who becomes a zombie. The club’s owner, Ian (Robert Englund), discovers that undead Jessy pulls in more money, and he encourages the other girls to get infected, including the popular Kat (Jenna Jameson). Kat and her friends go along with the plan — but then they start killing the clients.
And there it is guys. This week’s movie list. Hope some beauties stood out for you and we’ll see ya later in the week in the old videostore. Cheers!