Smoky summer, rainy summer, but always movie summer! The Physical Media Lords keep delivering goodness to the shop with a mix of Old, new, and fantastic! Let’s dig in…
Just when you thought it was safe to go in the sewer… Deep in the sewers beneath the city of Regent Park, a baby alligator feeds on the experimental animals discarded by Future Chemicals Corporation. Nourished by the toxic growth hormones and other mutating chemicals, the gator grows immense in size…and voracious in appetite. Now, it must kill to survive! It’s a classic confrontation between man and beast. This sequel to the classic thriller Alligator stars Joseph Bologna (Transylvania 6-5000), Steve Railsback (Lifeforce), Dee Wallace (The Howling), Richard Lynch (Bad Dreams) and Kane Hodder (Jason X).
On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends Curt (Richard Dreyfuss), Steve (Ronny Howard), Terry (Charles Martin Smith) and John (Paul Le Mat) cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey (Wolfman Jack) spins classic rock’n’roll tunes. It’s the last night before their grown-up lives begin, and Steve’s high-school sweetheart, a hot-to-trot blonde, a bratty adolescent and a disappearing angel in a Thunderbird provide all the excitement they can handle.
A spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the consumption-obsessed passengers to consider their place in the universe. Pella Kagerman (2018)
The first film in the successful martial arts franchise, American Ninja stars Michael Dudikoff as Joe Armstrong, a one-man ninjitsu fighting machine. Serving in the army to avoid a prison sentence, Joe will find himself battling the deadly ninjas of the Black Star Order, as well as corrupt military leaders in order to bring down an illegal arms sales conspiracy.
Joining in on the adventure is Joe’s comrade-in-arms Curtis Jackson (Steve James, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka) and Patricia Hickock (Judie Aronson, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), the daughter of Joe’s commanding officer Colonel William Hickock (Guich Koock, North Dallas Forty).
American Ninja is directed by Sam Firstenberg (Avenging Force) from a screenplay by Paul De Mielche (based on a story by Gideon Amir and Avi Kleinberger) and produced by Yoram Globus and Menahem Golan.
From Ari Aster, director of Hereditary and Midsommar. From his darkest fears comes the greatest adventure.
Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father’s video store and find a VCR board game dubbed ‘Beyond The Gates’ that holds a connection to their father’s disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it. Jackson Stewart (2016)
In the mid-1960s, the success of Sergio Leone’s “Dollars” trilogy gave rise to an explosion of similar productions. Filmmakers sought to capitalize on this uniquely Italian take on the western, characterized by their cynical outlook, morally grey antiheroes and savage violence. This specially curated selection gathers four outstanding examples of the genre, all centered around the theme of blood money.
In Romolo Guerrieri’s $10,000 Blood Money Gianni Garko plays western antihero Django, on the trail of bandit Manuel Vasquez. What started as a job for hire turns personal, with Django swearing vengeance against the outlaw. In Giovanni Fago’s Vengeance is Mine, Garko and Claudio Camasostar as estranged half-brothers – one a Confederate soldier now riding with renegade outlaws, the other a bounty hunter tasked with bringing him in alive.
In Giuliano Carnimeo’s Find a Place to Die, a band of scoundrels agree to help a woman rescue her prospector husband, who is trapped at their gold mine cave-in – though in reality, they have designs on the gold strike themselves. In Cesare Canevari’s psychedelic Matalo! (Kill Him), a group of outlaws, having holed up in a ghost town, set about terrorizing travelers Ray and Bridget– only for Ray to fight back, armed with a bag full of boomerangs.
Featuring a wealth of key Euro-cult talent both behind and in front of the camera, Arrow Films proudly present these classic westerns in High Definition restorations alongside a plethora of bonus materials.
Marianne (Yvonne Monlaur), a beautiful young girl, is stranded en route to a teaching assignment in Eastern Europe. She is persuaded to spend the night at the nearly deserted castle of the mysterious Baroness Meinster (Martita Hunt). In the castle, Marianne accidentally discovers a man chained to the wall in his room. The Baroness explains only that he is her “sick and feeble-minded” son. Unable to get any further information from her or the maid, Marianne steals a key and sets him free. But once unbound, the man–Baron Meinster (David Peel)–fiendishly recruits the undead for his evil purposes while Marianne and Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) try to stop him in this classic Hammer Film.
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew whose goal was to study the region’s indigenous cannibalistic tribes.
In this erotic remake of the 1942 classic, a young woman’s sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.
Korean tale about a disgraced police detective-turned-pimp who becomes involved in a breathless race against time to catch a psychopathic serial killer after one of his girls goes missing. He has just twelve hours to find evidence against the killer, before the bureaucratic Seoul police department are forced to release him to continue his reign of terror.
THE CHILLING: A security guard and a lab technician are stalked by zombies after an electrical storm strikes a cryogenics facility.
BACKWOODS:Backwoods campers (a single couple) find themselves as unfortunate guests in an old timey home with a hospitable enough host and his deranged son who has a thing for biting the heads off of animals.
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)
Starring Malcolm McDowell, robots who have been programmed to teach and discipline students in a violence-prone school turn homicidal, and the students must fight back to save their lives. Mark L. Lester (1990)
A group of criminals attempt to rob a bank in order to save a retirement home from being demolished by property developers. During the heist, the gang take hostages in order to escape from the police, but upon leaving the bank they find that the cops have been killed by a horde of blood-thirsty zombies–which are multiplying at a rapid pace.
Easily one of Enzo Castellari’s (Inglorious Bastards) best giallos! A stylish and baroque revenge thriller set in the decadent world of swinging 70’s London. Karin Schubert, Fernando Rey, Gianni Garko. 1971.
Cocky Spike Spiegel and the crew of his spaceship, Bebop, an intrepid band of bounty hunters, land on Mars in the year 2071 chasing an enormous cash reward. The four-person team, also including looming cyborg Jet Black, fearless Faye Valentine and tech expert Edward, are in search of ex-military officer Vincent. The former hero has become a biological terrorist with an arsenal of devastating nano-bots that he’ll let loose on Alba City on the night before Halloween if his demands aren’t met.
One of the most legendary music documents in history – the 1978 Cramps concert at Napa State, a psychiatric hospital in the small town of Napa in Northern California.
On June 13, 1978, The Cramps went to play Napa State, a psychiatric hospital in the small town of Napa in Northern California. Opening for them was The Mutants, an eclectic septet of art school punks from nearby San Francisco. Also there was seminal Bay Area art collective Target Video, to capture the show using one of the first video cameras available to the public, democratizing a medium controlled by mainstream media outlets. The resulting VHS tape of the show is one of the most legendary music documents in history and a cult classic tape.
Japanese remake of Vincenzo Natali’s 1997 Cube. 6 strangers are placed inside a maze of interlocked rooms, each containing challenges straddling the worlds of gamesmanship and death. Yasuhiko Shimizu, 2021.
John Vernon (CHAINED HEAT, National Lampoon’s ANIMAL HOUSE) and Samantha Eggar (THE BROOD, THE EXTERMINATOR) star in this horror classic from the golden age of the slasher genre.
A group of women gather for a weekend casting call at the secluded mansion of director Jonathan Stryker (Vernon). He’s searching for the perfect woman to play the role of the crazed character Audra, and these women are just dying for the chance to play her! Stryker’s last star, Samantha Sherwood(Eggar), is so determined to get the part, she committed herself to an asylum to prepare for the role. Unfortunately for all, a crazed killer in a disgusting hag mask is viciously murdering everyone, one by one. Who will survive the final curtain call?
In a future beset by chaos and violence, mercenary Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is charged with a mission that could change everything: protecting beautiful cyborg Pearl Prophet (Dayle Haddon). She holds the cure for a deadly disease that could destroy humanity, and must get it to scientists in Atlanta. But warlord Tremolo Fender (Vincent Klyn), fearing that his power will be undercut by peace, intends to make sure she never reaches her destination.
An unscrupulous politician, Senator Bushwacker (Andrew Espinoza Long), turns loose a gang of sex-starved robots in a bid to discredit his opponents. It soon becomes clear that the beautiful cyborgs can not trusted when disastrous complications arise! Can they be controlled? Designed to Love… Programed to Destroy! Katie Morgan, Jacqui Holland and Andrew Espinoza Long star in this laugh-filled erotic romp from Retromedia. Directed by Sal V. Miers. Bonus: Includes Original Trailers.
A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas, in this creepy haunted-house tale. Sean Byrne (2015)
Doctor Mordrid (JEFFREY COMBS; Re-Animator, From Beyond, The 4440) has been guarding the gates to the fourth dimension for over a century and now the signs are clear: his eternal foe, Kabal (BRIAN THOMPSON; Cobra, Terminator) has crossed over and is about to carry out his threat to destroy humankind. It’s a battle between two sorcerers with boundless powers, and only one man will reign in the end. Albert Band and Charles Band direct. Jeffrey Combs, Yvette Nipar, Jay Acovone, and Brian Thompson star.
During a routine nighttime training mission in the Scottish Highlands, a small squad of British soldiers expected to rendezvous with a special ops unit instead find a bloody massacre with a sole survivor. The savage attackers of the special ops team return, and the men are rescued by Megan (Emma Cleasby), a zoologist who identifies what hunts them as werewolves. Without transport or communications, the group is forced to retreat to a farmhouse to wait for the full moon to disappear at dawn.
As sexually deranged as it is stylistically unhinged, this psychedelic surrealist neo-noir reworking of the 1920 German expressionist classic features Laura Albert as Mrs. Van Houten, a woman whose libido is dangerously out of control. There’s only one place for her – the Caligari Insane Asylum. Madeleine Reynal plays Dr. Caligari, the granddaughter of the original Doctor, whose own experiments in psychosexual therapy have led her to the brink of a radical treatment involving hormonal exchange. Having drugged and imprisoned Mrs. Van Houten’s sexually repressed husband, Caligari sets out to extract the brain fluid of an incurably nymphomaniac Mrs. Van Houten and inject it into the head of a cannibalistic serial killer (John Durbin) addicted to electroconvulsive therapy. What could possibly go wrong? Special Features: Audio commentary with writer, director Stephen Sayadian. Interview with Stephen Sayadian. Interview with Madeleine Reynal (Dr Caligari). Interview with Laura Albert . Interview with Jerry Stahl (co-writer). Original theatrical trailer. Isolated Music and Effects track.
mourning son makes a deal to re-animate his mother, who’s already been dead for a year, however, things go a very unexpected direction. Ed Chilton (Steve Buscemi) inherits his family’s hardware store following the death of his beloved mother, Mabel (Miriam Margolyes). He lives with his maternal uncle, Benny (Ned Beatty), who appears to be happy that his annoying sister is out of his life.
One morning, Ed is approached at work by salesman A. J. Peddle (John Glover), who offers to resurrect Ed’s mother for just $1,000. Ed is skeptical, but Peddle insists that it must be done immediately, as she has been dead for too long to risk further delays. Ed accepts, disturbing Uncle Benny, who believes the act to be immoral. Mother’s behavior becomes increasingly bizarre and when she begins chasing neighborhood dogs with a knife, Ed is forced to admit that something may be wrong. He seeks help from Peddle, but the salesman wants more money.
Her behaviors become so outlandish and dangerous, he realizes his only way out is to remove his mother’s heads and finally tell her goodbye. But nothing is this simple, mom’s head refuses to die and bites him on the lip when he gives her a final kiss. Disgusted, he throws her head back into her grave, finally free of his zombie mommy. Bonus features include: Photo gallery
Gaspar Noé’s English language “psychedelic melodrama” about a drug-dealing teen who is killed in Japan, after which he reappears as a ghost to watch over his sister. Paz de la Huerta, Nathaniel Brown, 2009.
Three disabled losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them. He has dark plans, as personal disputes and family feuds start to jeopardise the band’s fragile future.
Lt. Kinderman and Father Dyer cheer each other up on the anniversary of the death of their mutual friend, Father Damien Karras, by going to see “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the local theater in Georgetown, near Washington D.C. But there’s no cheering Kinderman while a particularly cruel and gruesome serial killer is at large. His murders, which involve torture, decapitation and the desecration of religious icons, is bad enough; but they also resemble those of the Gemini Killer, who has been dead for fifteen years.
Father’s Day follows the classic story we all grew up with: boy watches father raped and murdered, boy grows into a vengeful one-eyed man, man teams up with a priest and a male prostitute to take down his father’s killer. Ahab is a revenge-crazed deranged psychopath/hero fresh out of prison for mistakenly slaughtering the man he thought was the ruthless monster who raped and murdered his father. But fathers are still being violated in the behind, dismembered with hacksaws, and set on fire. A chickenhawk hustler and a hot young priest search out the reclusive Ahab, determined to finish the job he started years ago and send this degenerate demon back to Hell, literally.
Werner Herzog’s legendary film about an obsessed opera lover who wants to build an opera in the jungle and his cunning plan involves hauling an enormous river boat across a small mountain with aid from the local indigenous groups. Klaus Kinski, 1982.
Super producer Dino De Laurentiis (Dune, Barbarella) brought Alex Raymond’s beloved cartoon strip and the long running movie serial to the big screen with celebrated director Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Black Rainbow) at the helm, in a delirious space opera, where Flash is King of the Impossible!
Merciless Emperor Ming (Max von Sydow) decides to wreak havoc on Earth in a moment of cruel boredom. Boarding a rocket as a means of escape, star quarterback Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones), Dale Arden (Melody Anderson) and Dr. Hans Zarkov (Topol) find themselves on Mongo. Taken prisoner Flash must save Dale from becoming Ming’s concubine, avoid the amorous intentions of Ming’s wicked daughter Aura (Ornella Muti) and unite the warring Kingdoms of Mongo.
With endlessly repeatable dialogue, inimitable camp style, the sonic stylings of Queen and a delightful band of characters and actors playing them it’s no wonder Flash Gordon has become one of the most beloved sci-fi spectacles of its era with directors such as Edgar Wright, Taika Waititi and Seth MacFarlane paying tribute to it in their work.
A Giant Alligator killing college students during Spring Break leads local Sheriff to team up with an Alligator Expert to stop the killings before any more die, but something far more sinister is at play. Brandeis Berry (2016)
Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. Now they must overcome a nightmarish hell that literally begins to take over the Earth. Tibor Takács (1987)
Four teenagers are thrust into a battle against the forces of darkness after they conjure up a wish-granting demon.
Shattered after an assault, Amanda (Kate Hoffman) finds herself on the precipice of motherhood and an uncertain future. When a psychotic stalker makes her his obsession, Amanda must stop at nothing to protect herself and her unborn child.
With Get My Gun, Director Brian Darwas delivers a modern-day exploitation film with grit, twisting the revenge thriller in surprising, brutal ways. Terror Vision is proud to present the US disc debut of this indie shocker with new and exciting special features.
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.
Four ex-convicts travel to Rome and plan to kidnap the Pope to earn a huge payout.
Italian western, starring Klaus Kinski, a mute gunfighter defends a young widow and a group of outlaws against a gang of bounty killers in the winter of 1898, as a grim, tense struggle unfolds. Sergio Corbucci (1968)
THE HILLS HAVE EYES: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack. THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART 2: A group of bikers, heading to a race, become stranded in the desert and find themselves fighting off a family of inbred cannibals who live off the land.
A revealing, intimate documentary from veteran actor-insider Ruben Pla, The Horror Crowd spotlights the Hollywood horror community, covering such wide-ranging topics as Women In Horror, Race Relations, Being The Weird Kid, Sparking The Imagination, Helping Each Other, Film Festivals, and The Dark Side.
Terence Fisher’s 1958 classic Dracula (released in the US as Horror of Dracula) , fully restored in High Definition and available on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time. Available on 3-disc Double Play, the pack comprises 1 x Blu-ray and 2 x DVD, the release also includes brand new featurettes, a new commentary track, multiple bonus extras and a stills show.
This definitive Blu-ray release brings together two different takes on the feature: the 2007 BFI restoration plus the 2012 Hammer restoration, which adds additional footage that were originally censored by the BBFC.
Stefano, a young restorer, is commissioned to save a controversial mural located in the church of a small, isolated village.
Have an ice day! Its a parched future, and water, the galaxys only valuable commodity, is controlled by the evil Templars. Their only foes: a handful of daring Ice Pirates. Spoofy-goofy comedy, otherworldly special effects, spectacular space creatures, bedraggled bots and bicep-rippling swashbuckling highlight this cult fave. Robert Urich (Vegas), Mary Crosby (Dallas), Anjelica Huston (The Addams Family) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) romp through a storyline involving a determined princess, the search for her missing father and a lost planet awash in sweet water. The manic, concluding time-warp battle is just ice-ing on the intergalactic cake. Dig in!
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.
A young woman stumbles upon a mysterious diary that reveals the secrets of “The Three Mothers” and unleashes a nightmare world of demonic evil. As the unstoppable horror spreads from Rome to New York City, this unholy trinity must be stopped before the world is submerged in the blood of the innocent.
Written and directed by Dario Argento, INFERNO is considered to be the sequel to his classic SUSPIRIA. This surreal shocker stars Irene Miracle (NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS), Daria Nicolodi (DEEP RED) and Leigh McCloskey (DALLAS), and features a pulse-pounding original score by Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Blue Underground is proud to present INFERNO freshly transferred in breath-taking High Definition from the original uncut and uncensored negative, complete with exclusive new Extras!
Donnie Yen is Da Man! Nuff Said. All Four IP MAN movies together
The first Three John Wick films in one set!
And ofcourse John Wick 4 returns as well!
In his late, color masterpiece Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa returned to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career—the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a historical epic that is also a meditation on the nature of power. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Kagemusha for the first time in its full-length version in the United States.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION Includes:
* New, restored high-definition digital transfer enhanced for widescreen televisions (DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on Blu-ray edition)
* Audio commentary by Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince (The Warrior’s Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa)
* Lucas, Coppola, and Kurosawa (19 minutes, 2005), directors George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola discuss Kurosawa and their roles as executive producers of Kagemusha
* A 41-minute documentary on the making of Kagemusha, part of the Toho Masterworks series Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create
* Image: Kurosawa’s Continuity, a new video piece that reconstructs Kagemusha through Kurosawa’s paintings and sketches
* A series of Suntory Whiskey commercials made on the set of Kagemusha
* A gallery of storyboards painted by Kurosawa and images of their realization on-screen
* Theatrical trailers and teasers
* New and improved English subtitle translation
* PLUS: A 48-page booklet featuring a new essay by scholar Peter Grilli, a reprinted 1981 interview with Kurosawa by renowned critic Tony Rayns, and biographical sketches by Japanese film historian Donald Richie
A dissident being kept under house arrest recounts valuable lessons in a series of vignettes while a mischievous young woman causes trouble in her town.
In the classic 1999 horror film, an investigative team led by Sheriff Hank Keough (Brendan Gleeson), armed to the teeth with state-of-the-art equipment, high-powered weaponry and a biting sense of sarcasm, must work together to defeat Black Lake’s most ferocious resident: a 30-foot prehistoric crocodile!
A class of graduating high school seniors celebrate their last night together at the annual school lock-in. They never could have guessed that they’re about to encounter the legendary Coast to Coast Killer.
Coming in DVD, BLU RAY, and 4K Editions! In 2003, a parasitic fungal infection ravages the planet, turning humans into violent creatures known as the Infected. Twenty years later, hardened survivor Joel (Pedro Pascal) is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie (Bella Ramsey) out of an oppressive quarantine zone in hopes of delivering her to the rebel Fireflies. But what should be a quick job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they traverse a desolate U.S. – while depending on each other’s unique skills for survival. Created, written, and executive produced by Emmy® winner Craig Mazin (HBO’s Chernobyl) and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, this riveting series brings the acclaimed video game to life, painting a grim vision of the future of humanity – and the lives of those who would risk everything to save it.
Filmmaker Steve James chronicles the life of film critic Roger Ebert, especially his career highlights, his battle with alcohol, and his sometimes ruthless rivalry with fellow critic Gene Siskel.
A sexy space vampire comes to earth and begins to transform the population of London into zombies. From director Tobe Hooper and writer Dan O’Bannon. Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, 1985.
This animated film by Ralph Bakshi presents the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s renowned fantasy tale. The wise old wizard, Gandalf (William Squire), entrusts the young hobbit, Frodo (Christopher Guard), with a magical ring. Soon dark forces are after Frodo, so he must leave his peaceful home and travel to the ominous Mount Doom, where the ring must be destroyed. Accompanied by a trio of hobbit friends, Frodo is also aided by the mysterious Aragorn (John Hurt) and other heroic allies.
“We’ve met before, haven’t we?” A mesmerizing meditation on the mysterious nature of identity, Lost Highway, David Lynch’s seventh feature film, is one of the filmmaker’s most potent cinematic dreamscapes. Starring Patricia Arquette and Bill Pullman, the film expands the horizons of the medium, taking its audience on a journey through the unknown and the unknowable. As this postmodern noir detours into the realm of science fiction, it becomes apparent that the only certainty is uncertainty.
Kevin Smith’s follow up to his cult hit Clerks. Simultaneously dumped by their girlfriends, a comic book obsessive and best friend plan to ease the pain of their losses by taking take a trip to the local mall. 1995.
A meticulous horticulturist is devoted to tending the grounds of a beautiful estate owned by a wealthy dowager. When he’s told to take on her troubled great-niece as an apprentice, his life is thrown into chaos and dark secrets from his past emerge.
A tall, handsome “preacher”—his knuckles eerily tattooed with “love” and “hate”—roams the countryside, spreading the gospel…and leaving a trail of murdered women in his wake. To Reverend Harry Powell, the work of the Lord has more to do with condemning souls than saving them, especially when his own interests are involved. Now his sights are set on $10,000—and two little children are the only ones who know where it is. “Chill…dren!” the preacher croons to the terrified boy and girl hiding in the cold, dark cellar…innocent young lambs who refuse to be led astray. The legendary, lone directorial effort of actor Charles Laughton (Witness for the Prosecution), The Night of the Hunter stars Robert Mitchum (Out of the Past) in the most daring and critically acclaimed performance of his career, opposite the equally spellbinding Shelley Winters (He Ran All the Way) and Lillian Gish (Duel in the Sun). Ominous and hauntingly suspenseful, this extraordinary noir classic remains “one of the most frightening movies ever made” (Pauline Kael) and “one of the greatest of all American films” (Roger Ebert).
When a young woman inherits a creaky retirement home, she’ll find herself in a waking nightmare of murder, madness and a legacy of evil that may be inescapable. Jackie Kerin, John Jarratt (WOLF CREEK) and Alex Scott (ROMPER STOMPER) star in this “stylish and creepy must-see” (The Digital Fix) – featuring an intense synth score by Klaus Schulze of Tangerine Dream.
A young man set up as the fall guy in a string of brutal slasher murders decides he’ll hide by sneaking into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian where shape-shifting beings—The Nightbreed—dwell.
An excursion to the Mojave Desert turns creepy when a group of campers starts to experience unexplained sounds, vibrations, and unnatural animal behaviour. Then one night everything changes, sending the foursome on a mind-bending trip through terror.
A teenage boy and his father move to his recently-deceased mother’s hometown, where they encounter the ancient Native American cemetery with the power to raise the dead. Edward Furlong, Anthony Edwards, Clancy Brown, 1992.
Jamie Lee Curtis (the HALLOWEEN film series) and Leslie Nielsen ( THE NAKED GUN film and TV series, FORBIDDEN PLANET) star in this celebrated slasher horror classic.
Four Hamilton High seniors are hiding a terrible secret. What happened to Robin Hammond six years ago was a game that turned into a horrible tragedy, and someone saw what they did… someone waiting for gruesome revenge! Wearing a black hood and wielding an axe, a killer brutally slaughters the teenagers one by one at their high school prom. As the spotlight falls on the newly crowned prom king and queen, the psychopath will show everyone his new favorite game to play…
Are you ready for a bloody night of Disco Madness ? Synapse Films is proud to present PROM NIGHT in a beautiful new version, remastered and restored in 2K from the original 35mm camera negative with an all-new 5.1 surround mix.
It stars Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire and Armand Assante. Set in the Androscoggin or Ossipee River, the film follows an environmental agent and his wife filing a report on a paper mill in the river, not knowing that the paper mill’s waste made a local bear mutate, causing the bear to run amok in the wilderness.
Fast-paced thriller in which a young family on a white-water rafting adventure in Montana are taken hostage by a pair of dangerous fugitives. The rafting holiday – a birthday gift for the New England couple’s ten-year-old son – turns into a nightmare when the two armed killers take control and try to force the mother, a proficient rafter, to use her skills to help them to escape down the treacherous rapids.
Director Bruno Mattei and co-writers Claudio Fragasso & Rossella Drudi 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.
The Samurai Trilogy, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki and starring the inimitable Toshiro Mifune, was one of Japan’s most successful exports of the 1950s, a rousing, emotionally gripping tale of combat and self-discovery. Based on a novel that’s often called Japan’s Gone with the Wind, this sweeping saga fictionalizes the life of the legendary seventeenth-century swordsman (and writer and artist) Musashi Miyamoto, following him on his path from unruly youth to enlightened warrior. With these three films—1954’s Oscar-winning Musashi Miyamoto, 1955’s Duel at Ichijoji Temple, and 1956’s Duel at Ganryu Island—Inagaki created a passionate epic that’s equal parts tender love story and bloody action.
New high-definition digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray edition
New interviews with translator and historian William Scott Wilson about the real-life Musashi Miyamoto, the inspiration for the hero of the films
New English subtitle translations
PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film historian Stephen Prince and Wilson
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.
Signe and Thomas are young lovers in an increasingly competitive, and dangerous, relationship. As Thomas’s success as a contemporary artist grows, building sculptures from stolen goods, Signe concocts a plan to get all eyes in Oslo on her instead, only it involves grotesquely altering her appearance and body chemistry in the process.
A biting social satire that aims its targets on narcissism in the age of social media and skewers the cultural elite, Norwegian filmmaker Kristoffer Borgli’s SICK OF MYSELF is a sharp, brutally honest, oftentimes disgusting amalgam of gallows humor and body horror that has to be seen to be believed. Featuring a fearless performance by Kristine Kujath Thorp (Ninjababy) as Signe, much of which she spends under copious amounts of meticulously crafted practical make-up effects, SICK OF MYSELF was called “Pretty fucked up!” by none other than John Waters and premiered in the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Vinegar Syndrome Pictures is elated to bring Borgli’s singular, renegade, horror comedy to Blu-ray loaded with cast and crew interviews and Borgli’s similarly grotesque short film EER!
BACK IN STOCK! NAUGHTY: The Movie…and ofcourse the sequel IT’S GARBAGE DAY: The Movie!
BACK IN STOCK! During WWII, a solitary prospector crosses paths with Nazis in northern Finland. When the Nazis steal his gold, they quickly discover he is no ordinary miner. While there is no direct translation for the Finnish word “sisu,” the legendary ex-commando will embody what it means: a white-knuckled form of courage and unimaginable determination in the face of overwhelming odds. And this one-man death squad will go to outrageous lengths to get his gold back — even if it means killing every last Nazi in his path.
Sisworo Gautama Putra was just getting started on what would be a prolific career when 1980’s Friday the 13th inspired the Indonesian filmmaker to helm Srigala (“Wolf”) a year later. The nods to Cunningham’s slasher whodunit are obvious, but Putra’s love for the color-drenched storytelling of Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci’s rotting ghouls is also present in a movie that would go on to recognition as a benchmark in Southeast Asian entertainment. A trio of treasure hunters venture to a remote lake in search of a submerged fortune but run into unexpected company in some vacationing college friends. The fortune trackers attempt to scare the coeds away with stories of ghosts and demons, but all end up in a fight for survival as someone, or something, is hunting them down one-by-one. Terror Vision is proud to present a new 2K scan of Putra’s original camera negative for Srigala, making its worldwide disc debut with two minutes of additional footage and newly shot extras that include an interview with actor Barry Prima! More blood! More guts! More scuba diving!
When it comes to non-stop action, Stone Cold is red hot! NFL superstar Brian “The Boz” Bosworth (One Man’s Justice, Midnight Heat) makes his movie debut as John Stone, the only cop tough enough to take out a gang of stone-cold killers. Going undercover, he has to pose as an outlaw biker to win the trust of their diabolic leader Chains and his right-hand psychopath Ice, played by screen legends Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Hard Target) and William Forsythe (Out for Justice, The Devil’s Rejects). Stone soon discovers there’s more to these bikers than heavy metal mayhem. They’re plotting a paramilitary assault on the State Capitol, where one of their men has been sentenced to execution. In a spectacular climax, Stone is up against the gang and on his own. And the killers soon discover that if you go up against John Stone, he’ll burn you cold…Stone Cold. From director Craig R. Baxley (Action Jackson, Dark Angel), it’s a full-tilt, in-your-face thriller packed with explosive effects and breathtaking high-wire tension! Brand New HD Masters – From 2K Scan of the 35mm InterPositive | THE BOZ Goes Hollywood: NEW Interview with Star Brian Bosworth | THE BROTHERHOOD: NEW Interview with Actor Lance Henriksen | BREAKING FREE: NEW Interview with Actress Arabella Holzbog | PLAYING STRAIGHT: NEW Interview with Actor Sam McMurray | NEW Audio Commentary by Action Film Historians Mike Leeder and Arne Venema | Two Theatrical Trailers (Newly Mastered in 2K) | Optional English Subtitles
The long-anticipated prequel to the Subspecies series chronicles Radu’s descent from a noble warrior for the Church to a depraved creature of the night! Kevin Spirtas, Anders Hove, Denice Duff, Ted Nicolaou, 2022.
Stolen by crusaders on the night of his birth from his demon mother and vampire father, Radu grows up with no knowledge of his monstrous bloodline. Trained and exploited by a brotherhood of mystic monks to slay all enemies of the church, fate brings him back to his father’s castle, armed with the monster-slaying Sword of Laertes, to destroy the vampire Vladislas and reclaim the Bloodstone.
Brooklyn plumbers Mario and Luigi get the shock of their lives when they discover a parallel world populated by the intelligent descendants of dinosaurs. It seems they weren’t destroyed by a meteor millions of years ago but hurled into another dimension and, now, they have plans to rule our world. It’s up to our unlikely heroes to battle the evil King Koopa and his Goomba guards, free the beautiful Princess Daisy and save mankind in this adventure of a lifetime.
Tatsuya Nakadai and Toshiro Mifune star in the story of a wandering samurai who exists in a maelstrom of violence. A gifted swordsman plying his craft during the turbulent final days of shogunate rule in Japan, Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse or mercy. It is a way of life that ultimately leads to madness. Kihachi Okamoto’s swordplay classic is the thrilling tale of a man who chooses to devote his life to evil.
New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Audio commentary featuring film historian Stephen Prince
PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien
New cover by Aesthetic Apparatus
Brace yourself for some KILLER stories. From the clever and creepy minds of Stephen King (Pet Sematary), Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice), George A. Romero (Dawn Of The Dead) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes), comes an all-star anthology of horror. To keep from being eaten by a modern-day witch (Deborah Harry, Videodrome), a young paperboy weaves three twisted stories to distract her. In “Lot 249,” a vengeful college student (Steve Buscemi, Fargo) resuscitates an evil mummy to teach unsuspecting student bodies (Julianne Moore, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Christian Slater, Mr. Robot) a lesson in terror. Then, “Cat From Hell” is a furry black feline who cannot be killed … he may have nine lives, but those who cross his path are not so lucky. Finally, in “Lover’s Vow,” a stone gargoyle comes to life … to commit murder. In this classic cult favorite, fear comes in threes.
THIRD SATURDAY IN OCTOBER: When a psycho goes on a murderous rampage after surviving a botched execution, only two survivors of his initial attack can stop him.
THIRD SATURDAY IN OCTOBER PART V: An insatiable killer returns to stalk and murder random victims, before chancing upon a yearly college football gathering.
Det. Scott Turner (Tom Hanks) is an uptight, by-the-book police officer who hopes to leave his sleepy California town and work in the big city. When his friend Amos Reed (John McIntire), the proprietor of a junkyard, is killed, Turner reluctantly inherits the man’s dog. Realizing that the canine may be able to help him solve the murder case, Turner attempts to adjust to life with the big dog, resulting in much household destruction and unwelcome chaos.
BACK IN STOCK! Kevin Smith’s Underrated gem. I personally describe it as MISERY MEETS THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE WITH A WALRUS.
After losing his parents, a priest travels to China to find meaning in life, but instead inherits a mysterious ability that allows him to turn into a dinosaur. At first horrified by this new power, a prostitute convinces him to use it to fight crime. And ninjas.
Down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) gets hired by cartoon producer R.K. Maroon (Alan Tilvern) to investigate an adultery scandal involving Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), the sultry wife of Maroon’s biggest star, Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). But when Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Jessica’s alleged paramour and the owner of Toontown, is found murdered, the villainous Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) vows to catch and destroy Roger.
A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters. Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, 1989.
A real-estate tycoon, his coke-binging wife and a slum wino have something grisly in common: Theyre the latest victims in a series of random murders. A veteran NYPD detective soon suspects the killings may be supernatural and deliberate – ages-old beings of cunning intelligence and incredible power defending their turf from the encroachments of humankind. Using a Steadicam camera and Louma crane to simulate the predators perspectives. director Michael Wadleigh (Woodstock) achieves a remarkable blend of New York City mystery and menace not captured on film before. With deft performances by Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, Diane Venora and Edward James Olmos, Wolfen is a full-fanged, full-throttle horror ride.
Three years ago young Tony watched with horror as his father was taken into the night sky by a mysterious blinding light and never seen again. Until now.
His father is coming home but he’s not the man he used to be! A ‘must-see’ cult rental of the 80s, Xtro is one of the most outrageously bizarre, gory and insanely enjoyable horror films of it’s time complete with infamous ‘alien birth’ scene. ‘Not all extra terrestrials are friendly’!
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.
And there we go. Some hits the shop this week. Maybe something you still need for your collection is on this list. See ya soon guys. Cheers from the video store!