Another glorious week of the forgotten, new, bizarre, intriguing, and simply classic cinema is upon as the videostore continues to do it’s best job to supply a little bit of this and a little bit that. This week’s titles include one of my favourite horror anthologies that I still consider the real Creepshow 3 which is Tales From The Darkside. Even though based on the 80s televsion series it screams Creepshow with King and Romero involved and a cast that was more stacked than we knew at the time with Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Christian Slater, James Remar, Blondie, Rae Dawn Chong, and William Hickey. Tales is your videostore clerk’s pick of the week but let’s see what else we have coming in shall we?
The 80s cult classic returns to the shop! A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she’s looking after.
. 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! Selling out like hotcakes this collection has been back in style as we are only days away from the 3rd installment of Bill and Ted. Always good to revisit the past before going forward.
BOLO! BOLO! BOLO! Bolo Yeung, the bigger-than-life bad guy from “Bloodsport” returns in an action-packed double feature! BLOODFIGHT / IRONHEART
Back in Stock! Sadistic entertainments are staged for his audience’s pleasure in a bizarre Off-Broardway theatre of the macabre in what is one of the all time greatest sexploitation shockers ever released! Seamus O’Brien, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster, 1976.
Back In Stock! A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an Upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. Written by Harvey Weinstein. Jason Alexander, Holly Hunter, Tony Maylam.
Back In Stock! The peaceful tranquility of a small Western town is disturbed when a murderous car wreaks havoc by viciously mowing down innocent victims. Sheriff James Brolin may be the only one who can stop this menace.
Back In Stock but get them while you can. Scream Factory has announced their beautiful version of CARRIE is soon going out of print. A must have for fan’s of this Stephen King favourite. Horror masterpiece about a tormented young woman (Sissy Spacek) who lashes out with her telekinetic powers in one of cinema’s greatest blood baths. Based on the novel by Steven King. Brian De Palma (1976)
Back In Stock! 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.
Chuck Norris’s kick-ass trilogy: MISSING IN ACTION (Joseph Zito 1984), MISSING IN ACTION 2 (Lance Hool 1985), BRADDOCK: MISSING IN ACTION 3 (Aaron Norris 1988)
Back In Stock! The first 3 Nuke Em High flicks return to the shop to join last week’s arrival of Return To Nuke Em high Vol. 1 and 2. Ahh…all 5 movies here at once. It’s a miracle.
Back in Stock! French horror. Dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD. Gaspar Noé (2018)
Back In Stock! A young American on a quest to find his missing father returns to Germany where his father was stationed at the end of WWII and slowly uncovers the strange meteor crash in a remote German valley has changed his family’s life.
In a future police state, a stand-up comic murders a competitor for a job, then gets mixed up with a stripper in this barmy, baffling and beguiling cinematic oddity shot on 35mm film in an alternate dimension. Richard Driscoll, 1985.
Includes 4 giallos from director Umberto Lenzi and starring Carroll Baker: ORGASMO / SO SWEET… SO PERVERSE / A QUIET PLACE TO KILL / KNIFE OF ICE
Back In Stock! Australian action comedy television series set in a bizarre, camp, 1960s interpretation of World War II and follows a group of five international spies on a mission to kill Adolf Hitler and thwart his plans of world domination.
Back in Stock! A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies. George A. Romero, 1985.
Back in Stock! A high-adrenalin guilty pleasure about a couple cops taking on crooks who turn up undead. Darren McGavin, Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Vincent Price, 1988.
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)
Back in Stock! Metalheads Brodie and Zakk’s resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of music said to grant Ultimate Power, but the music also summons an ancient evil who possess their classmates and family. Jason Lei Howden
Canadian made horror / sci-fi from the Tax Shelter years about 3 astronauts who return to Earth after the nuclear holocaust. Tim Choate, Douglas Carrigan, Maury Chaykin, Kate Lynch, Paul Donovan, 1985.
Back In Stock! Award winning awesomely ultraviolent and sleazy Moby Dick homage about a ruthless vigilante who stops at nothing to track down a depraved serial killer. In the same vein as Hobo With a Shotgun. Directed by Winnipeg film collective Astron-6. 2011.
Animated space opera series about a prisoner & inept astronaut named Gary Goodspeed and his alien friend, Mooncake, and their intergalactic adventures as they try to solve the mystery of the titular “Final Space”.
Richard, a small-time gangster is retiring. Before he can, he must take one last job: to steal money from a rival gangster’s house. Miles apart, Melvin is a reluctant family man who has dreams of becoming a famous curator for his Museum of the Macabre. His newest acquisition? The remains of the notorious Masquerade, a vampire born from the embers of hell, slain centuries ago. On Halloween Night, their paths will collide and they’ll be forced to work together to fight centuries-old evil with everything on the line.
Back in Stock! After a high school track star dies in the middle of a race, her teammates begin to be killed off in various creative ways in this 1981 horror. Vanna White, Herb Freed.
Back In Stock! The 2007 double feature that audiences at the time simply could not embrace or understand due to lack of the Grindhouse experience. I always remember sitting in the theater opening night and as the first movie ended people started leaving not understanding the double feature idea. Their loss…the trailers will always be a highlight.
Double feature of peerless Yakuza films from Kinji Fukasaku & Takashi Miike: Jingi no hakaba (1975) / Shin Jingi no Hakaba (2002)
Back In Stock! Great double feature Blu Ray for those that just want the bookend films in the iconic franchise.
Back In Stock! Always having to fill in the blanks when it comes to franchise films in the shop.
Back in Stock! Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers. Perry Henzell (1972)
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! A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
Gonna be honest. I have no idea what this is about. I have no idea if it has more than one movie. I simply have no idea but fuck it…the cover caught my attention.
Back in Stock! 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)
Back In Stock! Oh hello youth! Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle “grunge” music scene in the early 90s
Well shit. Already out of print in our part of the world I’m bringing in the region free Blu Ray of Incident In Ghostland from Hong Kong.
Back in Stock! The vehicle containing notorious serial killer Jack Frost collides with a hazardous chemical truck, turning Jack into a snow covered mutant and unleashing him on the unsuspecting town of Snomonton, The Snowman Capitol of the Midwest. Michael Cooney (1997)
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! American underground new wave masterpiece where invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment and find that absorbing humans during orgasm is better then heroin. Slava Tsukerman (1982)
Ahh yes…the dangers of drugs told in the most ridculous ways. We all know Reefer Madness but there wewre so many more back in the day.
a small town video game store clerk who must go from zero to hero after accidentally unleashing the forces of evil from a cursed Colecovision game… Wil Wheaton, Kevin Smith, Lin Shaye, 2019.
A seemingly innocent and sweet little boy causes murder and mayhem in his new neighborhood and falls for the teenage girl next-door. Brian Bonsall, Josie Bissett, Ashley Laurence, Dennis Dimster, 1992.
Kate and Will Spicer’s brother, Tom, has Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of inherited learning disability. He is also a massive fan of Lars Ulrich from Metallica. They made a promise to Tom that they would get him to meet Lars. Tom’s dream is their promise. Together they went on a Mission to Lars.
Back in Stock! David Cronenberg’s hallucinatory take on William S. Burroughs’ unfilmable novel. Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, 1991.
Based on the fan-favorite classic ULTRA Q, this 12-episode series tells the story of three brave friends who risk their lives investigating bizarre monster appearances, strange ecological catastrophes and paranormal events.
Back In Stock! The cult classic anime returns on Blu Ray!
After setting her serial killer boyfriend on fire, a paranoid delusional woman gets a job at an all-night gas station. Vanessa Grasse, Brendan Fletcher, Cole Vigue, Padraig Reynolds, 2018.
Italian Erotica. A series of letters, photos and video cassettes in which women express their fantasies. Tinto Brass (1995) / Doc on Tinto Brass, the most censored director of all time. Massimiliano Zanin (2013)
From Brian Trenchard-Smith, the acclaimed director of Stunt Rock, comes this action-filled adventure about a young man who goes on an adventure to prove the existence of a mysterious adventure. Henry Thomas, Katy Manning, 1986
The ancient and modern worlds collide in this Norwegian action / adventure film about an archaeologist who finds the true meaning of the secret runes found in the Oseberg ship. 2013.
A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer on a desolate Australian highway. Richard Franklin (1981)
Back In Stock! A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high-flying masked hero.
Back in Stock! Two-DVD remastered re-issue of Pasolini’s notorious reinterpretation of the Marquis de Sade’s narrative of torture and degradation. Italy, 1975.
Back In Stock! Cult classic action comedy following a sexually insatiable cop with the skills of a samurai, including fluent Japanese. He’ll need it to stop a renegade Yakuza gang who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles. Amir Shervan (1991)
Back in Stock! You can not bring in the 1991 cult classic without bringing in the sequel which no one saw coming over 25 years later so here it is!
Back in Stock! A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family. Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, John Waters, 1994.
Its bizarre animal runs amuck meets Die Hard in this surprisingly intense horror film about a crazed baboon terrorising people locked in an office building. Christopher Atkins, Amanda Wyss, Ari Meyers, Roddy McDowall, 1990.
Back In Stock! Brian Yuzna’s culkt classic returns to the shop!
A look at the group of people who built the Biosphere 2, a giant replica of the earth’s ecosystem, in 1991.
A group of people are killed one by one while participating at a million dollar treasure hunt in a mysterious Italian castle.
The Blu Ray Limited edition has arrived! In a flooded dystopian future, a detective hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner and has haunted him ever since. He soon discovers what he is hunting might not be human. Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, 1992.
More copies of the 1992 cult classic return to the shop! A husband and wife are sucked into a hellish television set and have to survive a gauntlet of twisted versions of shows they find themselves in.
In this classic giallo from Sergio Martino, an ambassador’s wife discovers that one of the men in her life – either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover – may be a vicious serial killer. George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, 1971.
Back In Stock! When the son of a gun-wielding woman is murdered by neo-Nazi surf punks in the post-apocalyptic future, his Mama hunts them down for some bloodthirsty revenge.
Back in Stock! A smart ass detective battles a supermodel vampire and a murderous televangelist in the bloody depths of a vampire bordello. Gilbert Adler, 1996.
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.
The rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami! The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe.
Back in Stock! Cult favourite about goopy, creepy alien slowly killing the inhabitants of a remote Antarctic base. Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, John Carpenter, 1982.
Double feature of two of the most bizarre entries in the exploitation canon. Tomorrow’s Children / Child Bride
Ahh yes. When they turned a Rated R Troma film into a Saturday Morning Kids show. Well played…
Solid double feature on Blu Ray! Tragedy Girls: A twist on the slasher genre, following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy, and cement their legacy as modern horror legends. And M.F.A….An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free.
DVD set of all 6 Tremors flicks!
A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after their parents’ deaths. A modern take on Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw.”
The “infamous” Glenn Danzig movie returns to the shop because you guys keep asking me to bring it back in. You have been warned…
In this Chinese thriller, an ambitious journalist reopens an investigation into a long forgotten hit-and-run and uncovering a dark conspiracy. Wei-Hao Cheng, 2017.
Back In Stock! Russian comedy. A detective and the world’s most horrible father, brings together a terrible group of people in his apartment: Each one of them has a reason to want revenge. Kirill Sokolov (2018)
Finally back at the shop! The original Wicker Man returns! I Freaking love this movie!
Hilarious Italian no budget ripoff of the De Laurentiis’ remake of King Kong. Gianfranco Parolini, 1977.
And there you have it kids! This week’s selection of goodness. As always I hope something on there gets you excited and until next time remember…the videostore loves you! Cheers.