It’s a beautiful day outside as I type from the videostore. Let’s hope it stays long enough for New Movie Day later in the week. Lots of goodies coming in this week with some hidden gems, best sellers, and random WTF titles. So let’s dive right in shall we…
Five carnival workers are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours, they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.
First two seasons of Sir Alfred Hitchcock’s fantastic series back in the shop!
Gothic horror from the UK set in a prewar 1938, about a vicar and the “fallen” woman he married & her daughter move into a parish estate haunted by vicious revenants of all kinds. Jessica Brown-Findlay, John Heffernan, Christopher Smith, 2020.
All 4 Volumes of Tromadance featuring a collection of short films and other crazy shit Troma has thrown at our eyes over the years.
Murderous clowns converge on a small town.
Special edition blu-ray release with soundtrack of the insane gorefest masterpiece by Italian gore auteur Lucio Fulci. 1981.
A group of toy store employees must protect each other from a horde of parasite infected shoppers. Devon Sawa, Ivana Baquero, Ryan Lee, Casey Tebo, 2021.
Mario Bava’s classic tale of a vengeful witch and her fiendish servant who return from the dead to terrorize the descendants of their executioners. Barbara Steele, 1960.
A classic of the 80s punk scene! An up-and-coming 80s rock star and the filmmaker/interviewer chronicling his life fall in love and their volatile relationship must either be solidified or destroyed entirely. Richard Hell, Carole Bouquet, Ulli Lommel, 1982
A mad scientist’s revolutionary new supplements designed for yuppies have a few unfortunate side-effects – your body melts! Ian Smith, Philip Brophy, 1993.
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.
When attorney Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) knowingly withholds evidence that would acquit violent sex offender Max Cady (Robert De Niro) of rape charges, Max spends 14 years in prison. But after Max’s release, knowing about Sam’s deceit, he devotes his life to stalking and destroying the Bowden family. When practical attempts to stop Max fail, Sam realizes that he must act outside the law to protect his wife and daughter in Martin Scorsese’s remake of the classic 1962 thriller.
Thomas Vinterberg’s international breakthrough, a lacerating chamber drama that uses the economic and aesthetic freedoms of digital video to achieve annihilating emotional intensity. 1998.
In the small town of Cherry Falls a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school. Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn, Geoffrey Wright, 2000.
In the 1980s, serial killer Andrei Chikatilo (Jeffrey DeMunn) embarks on an eight-year killing spree, murdering 52 people. Lt. Viktor Burakov (Stephen Rea) wants to put a stop to the killings, but the Soviet bureaucracy obstructs him at every turn, insisting a Communist Party member could not be the killer. Burakov is determined to catch Chikatilo, aided only by his cynical superior (Donald Sutherland) and a frightened but determined psychiatrist (Max von Sydow) in this true story.
Vietnam vet finding his life is a festering sewer of poverty, hopelessness and violence decides to get revenge! Troma-style! Commentary with German filmmaker Jorg Buttgereit.
In 18th Century Spain, an adopted boy becomes a werewolf and terrorizes the inhabitants of his town. Terence Fisher (1961)
Based on a novel by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and a script by the legendary Dan O’Bannon, after a series of gory murders committed by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life. Gary Sherman, 1981.
Thugs in a black van jump a mercenary and force him to be a mad colonel’s target for war games in the woods. Ted Prior, Cameron Mitchell, Troy Donahue, David Campbell, Fritz Matthews, David A. Prior, 1987
Ultra-crass comedy which documents the debauched behavior of the adults and parents at a bar mitzvah in 1998. Steele Stebbins, Jeremy Tardy, Adrian Ciscato, Jonathan Kaufman, 2021.
A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.
Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.
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
Chicago policeman Terry McCain (Thomas Ian Griffith) is determined to put away mobster Sal DiMarco (Burt Young), who always gets acquitted on technicalities. While monitoring a drug sale, a shootout ensues, and one of Terry’s fellow officers gets away with $3 million of Sal’s money. Suspecting Terry took the cash, the mobster sends his men to kill Terry’s brother, Dylan (Tom Hodges), and partner, Frankie Hawkins (Tony Todd). Furious, Terry sets out to take his revenge by any means necessary.
This French Sci-Fi classic is a bizarre and beautifully animated futuristic story on a faraway planet, where blue giants rule and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. René Laloux (1973)
t began as a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between two of the greatest icons of the fantasy genre: Controversial animator Ralph Bakshi (director of FRITZ THE CAT, WIZARDS and the original THE LORD OF THE RINGS) and legendary illustrator Frank Frazetta
Classic Shaw Brothers kung fu film from one of their greatest directors Chang Cheh. In this one, an assassination leads to all-out war between the Iron Flag Clan and the Ten Killers of the underworld. 1980.
A Northern California fishing community, built over an old leper colony, is the target of revenge by a killer fog containing zombies rising from the sea to take revenge for their deaths. Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Carpenter.
Double Feature Goodness!
Ghetto Blaster: A Vietnam veteran takes the law into his own hands after the police fail to stem the tide of rampant street violence. 1989
Judgement Day: Charlie and Pete, two American backpackers in Mexico, make their way to the town of Santana after their bus breaks down. There, a fellow American named Sam, who bartends at a local restaurant, warns them that the townspeople will all leave the area before sundown. 1988
An outlaw gang hanged by a posse in the late 1880s comes back from the grave to terrorize the descendants of the posse’s leader. Bill Shaw, Jim Peters, Alan Stewart, 1987.
A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who’s working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of excessive force to find them.
In this ultra low budget SOV horror, a documentarian filming a documentary on a local lake puts him on collision course with the last survivor of the undersea city of Atlantis. J.R. Bookwalter, 1992.
Humongous: Teens (Janet Julian, David Wallace, John Wildman) run aground on the island home of a camera-shy 7-foot mutant who eats dogs.
Eagle Island: Enemy commandos raid a bird sanctuary, the secret site of something that could rule the world.
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.
1990’s cult classic action film! An ex-cop goes undercover and infiltrates the mafia and ignites a bloody war on the streets of L.A. Vince Murdocco, Kerri Kasem, Mary E. Zilba.
An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. However, the glamour is not all it appears to be, and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.
A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious haunted house to prove / disprove survival after death. Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, John Hough, 1973
Gloriously fast-paced Kung Fu epic mixing swordplay and hand to hand combat in a fabulously furious rollicking adventure. Liu Chia-Liang, 1982.
A top fashion model seeks justice after she is brutally raped by her teenaged sister’s music teacher. Margaux Hemingway, Chris Sarandon, Lamont Johnson, 1976.
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.
A young extraterrestrial, separated from its family and stranded on Earth, finds friendship with a boy in a wheelchair.
Starring Emilio Estevez, a group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal. Stephen King (1986)
Former sailor McHale rejoins his PT-73 shipmates to face down an old nemesis. Based on the 1960s television series
Coen brothers’ Roaring Twenties gangster saga about an advisor to a crime boss who tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, 1990.
The story involves a veterinarian whose wife is raped by a motorcycle gang led by a sadistic Vietnam veteran. After the gang kills an old man, his wife teams up with the veterinarian to hunt down the gang.
Fun cult film about a pair of Valley Girls who survive the apocalypse and must defend themselves against zombies while they go shopping. Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran, Kelli Maroney, 1984.
Raucous spoof/tribute to ’50s-era matinees features alien brain parasites who enter humans through the mouth and turn their host into flesh-eating zombies!. Fred Dekker (1986)
Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends. Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Joseph Sargent, 1983.
A group of ladies seeking the perfect faces soon realise when they conjure a demonic plastic surgeon, that no surgery comes without a price. Zuza Tehanu, Louisa Warren, 2021.
Hired to helm an Americanized take on a British play, director Lloyd Fellowes (Michael Caine) does his best to control an eccentric group of stage actors. During practice sessions, things run smoothly. However, when Lloyd and his actors begin a series of performances leading up to a Broadway premiere, chaos ensues. Star actress Dotty (Carol Burnett) is quickly passing her prime, male lead Frederick (Christopher Reeve) has no confidence, and bit actor Selsdon (Denholm Elliott) is rarely sober.
Enjoyably stylish and offbeat Greek horror about a vampire who travels to Athens in the early 80s to enjoy the disco night life. Yannis Veslemes, 2014.
Kaneto Shindo’s chilling retelling of the nightmarish folktale of an impoverished older woman, her daughter-in-law and a bedraggled neighbour fresh from battle that they both desire. 1964.
Feature length animated film from Satoshi Kon about A pop singer gives up her career to become an actress, but she slowly goes insane when she starts being stalked by an obsessed fan and what seems to be a ghost of her past. 1997.
Before the Naked Gun Movies there was POLICE SQUAD! All the episodes in a nice Blu Ray Set!
Beloved cult horror about a group of teens who inadvertently kill the child of a backwoods witch who unleashes a monstrous demon called Pumpkinhead to exact her revenge. Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, Stan Winston, 1988
A teenaged whiz kid’s obsession with building remote-control toys leads to humorous consequences. Ted Nicolaou, 1993.
An alien, who has crashed landed on earth on a mission to destroy humanity, assumes the identity of Dr. Harry Vanderspeigel, so he can remain undetected by the residents of Patience, CO while he searches the snow-covered Colorado Mountains for pieces of his ship.
French drama where four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes… Jules Dassin (1955)
Incarcerated for assault and manslaughter, a man (Siu-wong Fan) survives in a futuristic prison by resorting to more extreme violence.
A homicide detective (Ray Liotta) investigating a series or murders becomes the prime suspect when the FBI uncovers his close ties to all of the victims.
Includes Santo in the Wax Museum / Santo in the Treasure of Dracula
Includes Santo Vs Frankenstein’s Daughter / Santo & Blue Demon Vs Dracula & the Wolfman
Includes: Santo & Blue Demon vs. Dr. Frankenstein/Santo & Mantequilla in the Revenge of La Llorona
Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas, Harvey Keitel, Stanley Donen, 1980.
Tormented by recurring nightmares of a place she has never been, a woman can help herself when she discovers it is real and has a dark past. Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Sandra Hüller, August Schmölzer, Michael Venus, 2020.
Hayao Miyazaki’s critically-acclaimed wondrous & dazzling fantasy animated masterpiece.
Based on the beloved video game franchise, a mercenary and his team attempt to liberate hostages from the megalomaniacal General Bison. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen, 1994.
Here comes the new and exciting sexy super-heroine film series – Super Vixens! Three stories about women with superhuman powers who battle super villains but get in over their heads and are never the same again. Omega Girl, who after ignoring the advice of her super-peers, takes on a team of rogues only to see that she is not as powerful as she thought. Dagger has been targeted by a group of nerds trying to prove themselves. And finally, there is the wonderful Valor who pisses off the wrong super villain and has to take on a barrage of henchmen on the worst night of her life.
Beloved Troma cult film that is sort of Clockwork Orange meets Mad Max on a beach. Gail Neely, Robert Harden, Barry Brenner, Peter George, 1987.
In this startling 4K restoration for this beloved cult film an evil scientist implants the brain of a murdered high school student into a Tyrannosaurus. Denise Richards, Paul Walker, Stewart Raffill (1994)
A black-belt international courier (Fred Williamson) tries to deliver $1 million without getting killed.
A young woman, rendered mute after a childhood sexual assault, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who kidnapped and forced her into prostitution. Christina Lindberg, 1973.
Gonzo body-horror from the director of Raw, follows a young woman damaged by a childhood car crash caused by her negligent father now making her living as a dancer at car shows & willing to go violent when men go too far. Julia Ducournau, 2021.
Lovely teen Julie Richman (Deborah Foreman) is steeped in the excessive, pink-clad culture of the San Fernando Valley, complete with her narcissistic boyfriend, Tommy (Michael Bowen). At a party, however, Julie falls for an edgy Hollywood punk named Randy (Nicolas Cage), and the two begin an unlikely romance. Torn between fitting in with her superficial friends and embracing a more non-conformist lifestyle, Julie ultimately has to decide to stay with Tommy or take a risk with Randy.
Every Video Nasty critiqued and explored, followed by the original trailers, for the first time ever on DVD in America!
For the first time ever on DVD, all 82 films that fell afoul of the Director of Public Prosecutions Section 3 list are trailer-featured with specially filmed intros for each title, alongside director Jake West’s brand new documentary.
While searching for a missing teen in a densely forested area north of St. Petersburg a team encounters a dark spirit called the Limping Widow. Ivan Minin, 2020.
2 young women looking for a weekend of fun get more than they bargained for on the ‘Wrong Side of The Tracks’.
John Tunstall (Terence Stamp), a distinguished British gentleman, employs downtrodden youths to tend his herd on the New Mexican frontier. When Tunstall is gunned down by the crooked Lawrence G. Murphy (Jack Palance), a ragtag group of cow hands — including Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland), Richard Brewer (Charlie Sheen) and young William “Billy the Kid” Bonney (Emilio Estevez) — ride forth in search of bloody vengeance for the death of their beloved mentor.
And there we go guys…Lots of interesting stuff coming to the shop this week. Hopefully something grabbed your attention. Cheers!