There are some movies in the video store that just need to be there. If they are gone for any length of time the shop just feels naked. One such movie is the always amazing Story Of Ricky: Riki-Oh! A must own and see for any genre fan. Beyond over the top in a catogory all on it’s own it has finally been restocked. Thank god!
Greed! Extortion! Revenge! Based on the explosive bestseller by the great American crime writer, Elmore Leonard (Out of Sight), and with top-notch direction by legendary filmmaker John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, Ronin), 52 Pick-Up evokes the chilling reminder that if you have a lot, you have a lot to lose. Life is good for Los Angeles entrepreneur Harry Mitchell (Roy Scheider, The Seven-Ups, Jaws)—great business, beautiful home and gorgeous wife (Ann-Margret, Viva Las Vegas, Carnal Knowledge). Just when Harry thinks he’ll land a seat on the city council, his life suddenly spins out of control when a trio of pornographers, led by the ruthless Alan Raimy (John Glover, Masquerade), shows up with a videotape of Harry in bed with his mistress (Kelly Preston, The Experts). And when Harry goes on the offensive and tries to pit one blackmailer against the other, the tension mounts—as does the possibility of murder. The stacked cast also features Vanity (Neon City), Clarence Williams III (Reindeer Games) and Doug McClure (At the Earth’s Core).
In the 1800s, a young, handsome native American named Talako is caught with the wife of a merciless pirate known as Redbeard, who then orders for him to be burned alive at the stake. Witnessing Talako’s execution, Redbeard’s wife Lara hangs herself. Talako’s spirit never ascends and haunts anyone who comes near the old house. Almost 300 years later, Lara and Talako meet face to face and learn that everything happens for a reason.
Three friends, Shelby, Tabitha, and Lisa, are targeted by a killer with a childhood grudge against them. He stalks the three of them, preying on them individually.
Her friends: a worldly transvestite, a retired cowboy movie star, and her cantankerous but kind-hearted landlady. However, her world begins to fall apart when a depraved, necrophiliac serial killer begins targeting LA’s streetwalkers. As more and more women fall victim to this vicious killer, Molly realizes that it’ll be up to her and her friends to take on the maniac before they too find themselves in his murderous sights…
Mixing brutal, slasher styled killing scenes with the sweetness of an afterschool special, Robert Vincent O’Neil’s (Blood Mania, Wonder Women) ANGEL is one of the seminal exploitation films of the early 80s.
Co-starring Dick Shawn (The Producers), Rory Calhoun (Motel Hell), Susan Tyrrell (Cry Baby), Cliff Gorman (All That Jazz), and featuring beautiful cinematography by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive) along with a memorable score by Craig Safan (Cheers), Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings ANGEL to Blu-ray.
Years have gone by since Molly Stewart (Betsy Russell, Saw 3-7) worked as a teenage prostitute. Now a law student at UCLA, Molly is determined to leave her past behind. But after learning that Lieutenant Andrews, the detective who helped save her life, has been murdered as a result of witnessing a mob related hit, Molly decides its time to return to her old neighborhood to avenge his death. With the help of her surviving friends, Molly quickly finds herself pitted against underworld and mob figures who might be a lot harder to defeat than she’s bargained for…
The second film in the Angel series, Robert Vincent O’Neil’s AVENGING ANGEL is a fast paced, Cannon-esque action-thriller. Featuring Susan Tyrrell and Rory Calhoun reprising their roles, alongside Ossie Davis (Do the Right Thing) and Robert F. Lyons (Death Wish 2), and photographed by Peter Lyons Collister (The Amityville Horror), Vinegar Syndrome presents AVENGING ANGEL on Blu-ray, from a brand new 2K restoration.
Molly Stewart is now a successful freelance photographer and is living in New York. After seeing a familiar woman at an art gallery, Molly begins to suspect that she might be, in fact, her long missing mother.
Following her trail to Los Angeles, Molly confronts the woman who confesses to being her mother, also telling her that she has a younger sister who’s in danger of being sold into sex slavery. Despite her mother’s request she go home, Molly is determined to help rescue her sister, but not long after her mother is murdered and Molly finds herself in the center of a major crime syndicate who will stop at nothing to execute their diabolical plans.
Directed by notorious exploitation auteur Tom DeSimone (Hell Night, Chatterbox) ANGEL III: THE FINAL CHAPTER was the last official entry in the franchise. Sleazier and more outrageous than its predecessors, ANGEL III co-stars Richard Roundtree and features cinematography by Andy Sedaris’ regular DP, Howard Wexler. Vinegar Syndrome is proud to present the world Blu-ray debut of this 80s trash classic in a brand new restoration from its original negative.
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.
But what they do not realise is that a mysterious beast lurks underground.An adventure comedy that follows a once-famous singer who returns to his hometown and takes part in a water field drilling contest, hoping to win a large cash prize. But what they do not realise is that a mysterious beast lurks underground.
A group of friends have set out on a camping trip in a rural part of Utah. Although warned by kindly Norwegian immigrant, Pappy Nyquist (George ‘Buck’ Flowers), of a series of recent killings, supposedly the result of a bear, the campers are undeterred and decide to spend the night outdoors, getting drunk and sharing stories of berserkers, ruthlessly violent viking warriors who wore bear skins and snouts.
Not long after pairing off for romantic escapades, they find themselves terrorized and ripped apart by a large and violent bear…but is it actually a bear, or perhaps a real life berserker who has somehow been transported to the 20th century…
An atmospheric and suspenseful slasher, punctuated by moments of shocking violence and brutality, Jefferson Richard’s (Maniac Cop, Get Carter) BERSERKER features expressionistic cinematography by Henning Schellerup (Silent Night Deadly Night, The Boogens) and striking editing from Marcus Manton (Pumpkinhead, Breakin’ 2). Vinegar Syndrome proudly presents the world disc premier of BERSERKER, newly restored from its long lost original camera negative.
Three manic idiots – a lawyer, a cab driver, and a handyman – team up to run a ballet company to fulfil the will of a millionaire. Tomfoolery results as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming, big-shot lawyer.
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. Jason Alexander, Holly Hunter, Tony Maylam, 1981
When a couple visits a remote cabin and cross paths with a compulsive liar, their vacation takes a dramatic turn for the worse.
Desperate for money to pay off a debt, a man targets a wealthy family’s home and plans to break in and steal a valuable gem. He soon learns that he picked the wrong night to carry out his plans, for a masked madman has gotten there first, imprisoned the family, and lined the mansion with deadly traps.
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?
Something is causing the dead to rise from their graves as flesh-eating zombies, and cemetery custodian Francesco Dellamorte (Rupert Everett) grows tired of killing them all for the second time. However, the town politicians won’t listen to him, so Francesco is on his own. One day, he falls for a beautiful woman (Anna Falchi) whose husband has recently died — but their affair is tragically interrupted by zombies, sending Francesco into a tailspin of madness and woe.
With this poignant second feature, David Lynch brought his atmospheric visual and sonic palette to a notorious true story set in Victorian England. When the London surgeon Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) meets the freak-show performer John Merrick (John Hurt), who has severe skeletal and soft tissue deformities, he assumes that he must be intellectually disabled as well. As the two men spend more time together, though, Merrick reveals the intelligence, gentle nature, and profound sense of dignity that lie beneath his shocking appearance, and he and Treves develop a friendship. Shot in gorgeous black and white and boasting a stellar supporting cast that includes Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, and Wendy Hiller, The Elephant Man was nominated for eight Academy Awards, cementing Lynch’s reputation as one of American cinema’s most visionary talents.
California teen Dave Morgan (Sean Astin) is digging a pit for a pool in his backyard when he happens upon a caveman frozen in a block of ice. Aided by his goofy friend Stoney (Pauly Shore), Dave transports their discovery to his garage, where the Neanderthal thaws and is revived. When Dave and Stoney find the living and thoroughly bewildered caveman, they attempt to pass him off as a foreign exchange student named Link (Brendan Fraser), resulting in many misadventures.
A reunion between two estranged sisters gets cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable.
A man and his girlfriend plan to rob the mansion of the man’s eccentric but wealthy aunt. However, the aunt keeps dozens of cats in her home, and the man is deathly afraid of cats. David Lowell Rich (1969)
Embattled corporation Everything Except Shoes, or E.E.S., hires celebrity Ricky Coogin (Alex Winter) to serve as its spokesperson amid a spate of reports that the company uses a toxic substance in the products it manufactures. Ricky travels to South America to dispel the rumors, but instead he stumbles upon an oddball amusement park run by the demented Elijah C. Skuggs (Randy Quaid). It turns out that Skuggs is using the substance in E.E.S. products to turn humans into grotesque mutants.
The complete Universal collection of all things Frankenstein’s monster. Beauty.
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)
It has razor sharp teeth in a gargantuan mouth; claws that can cut through steel; a roar that echoes back through the centuries; dorsal fins that resemble crimson lightning bolts; and fiery breath that incinerates everything it comes into contact with. Soon, all in the creature’s wake is utterly destroyed, and a terrified Japan can only wonder where this monstrous beast will next appear. Godzilla, king of the monsters, is back.
From Harmony Korine, screenwriter of the critically acclaimed Kids, comes a haunting portrait of life in small-town America. Through a collection of dreamlike and devastating images, Korine offers a glimpse of Xenia, Ohio, a world existing in the aftermath of a tornado. Survivors of one natural disaster, the towns inhabitants live each day in a numbing atmosphere of physical and emotional destruction. With an ensemble cast including Max Perlich (Beautiful Girls, Drugstore Cowboy) and Academy Award nominated Chloe Sevigny (Boys Dont Cry), Harmony Korine has created an American original. Gummo cannot be forgotten.
Wishing to become a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers. Perry Henzell (1972)
Based on the fantastical illustrated magazine HEAVY METAL, producer IVAN REITMAN enlists the help of some of Hollywood’s animation masters to create the otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb from outer space that spreads destruction throughout the galaxy. Only when encountered by its one true enemy, to whom it is inexplicably drawn, will goodness prevail throughout the universe. Richly and lavishly drawn, the vignettes of the orb’s dark victories include the character voices of John Candy, Harold Ramis and a pounding soundtrack by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, Riggs, and Trust. Highly imaginative and full of surprising special effects, HEAVY METAL set the standard for alternative contemporary animation.
Deep look at the life and career of the iconic horror actor Robert Englund. Lance Henriksen, Eli Roth, Tony Todd, 2022.
In what is being touted by critics as “brutal and intense” and “one of the most engaging experiences of the year,” HUNT HER, KILL HER takes a simple premise and injects it with adrenaline. The story follows Karen (Natalie Terrazino) on an otherwise peaceful evening during her first night on the job as a lone night shift janitor. She soon finds herself in an unexpected fight for survival when she becomes the target of a group of sinister masked intruders. As the intruders’ disturbing motives become clearer, Karen must use her crafty instincts and barbaric violence to make it through the night alive. From emerging filmmakers Greg Swinson and Ryan Thiessen comes this nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat nightmare.
Japanese action horror, a man witnesses a traffic accident killing the victim instantly, but the victim’s body stands up and walks away. Is another one of his hallucinations, because strange events begin happening around him. Shinsuke Sato (2015)
When young Jim Halsey stops to pick up a hitchhiker, he opens the door to terrible evil. The mysterious hitcher is a relentless slaughterer, preying on those who invite him into their lives.
Whiton University unravels the night a star-athlete is murdered, kicking off a spree of social media slayings that force students to uncover the truth behind the school’s hidden secrets and the horrifying meaning of an exclamation point.
From acclaimed filmmaker Philip Kaufman (The Wanderers) comes this chilling ’70s adaptation of Jack Finney’s classic novel The Body Snatchers. Filmy spores fall from space over San Francisco, and the city blossoms with beautiful new flora. People take the flowers home and, as they sleep, the plants creep over them, devouring their bodies and stealing their identities—their emotions, their uniqueness, their souls. If you notice an eerie change in someone very close to you, chances are you’re next! More than just a highly effective sci-fi thriller, Invasion of the Body Snatchers treats contemporary problems of urban paranoia and loss of individuality with intelligence and sensitivity… and ends with the single most horrifying frame in movies. Featuring a brilliant screenplay by W.D. Richter (Big Trouble in Little China), gritty camerawork by Michael Chapman (Raging Bull) and awe-inspiring special effects, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a pulse-pounding shocker with wonderful performances by Donald Sutherland (The Puppet Masters), Brooke Adams (The Dead Zone), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), Jeff Goldblum (The Fly) and Veronica Cartwright (Alien).
John Carpenter’s neo-western action horror about a team of vampire hunters hunting a powerful vampire from gaining a sacred religious relic. James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Maximilian Schell, 1998.
A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man’s virginal sister (Juno Temple).
A company of entertainers perform at country fairs in jousting tournaments, wearing armor, riding on motorcycles and using maces to knock each other off the choppers. The troupe parallel the knights of the court of Camelot in many ways, and their leader, Billy, is their King Arthur. When their act gains the attention of big promoters, it looks like commercialism will change the team they have created, and Billy becomes undone at the idea of losing his “Camelot.”
New Scream Factory Edition. After two of the devil’s three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it’s too late. Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, 2000.
Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin’s accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.
In a dystopian Switzerland that has fallen under the fascist rule of an evil cheese tyrant, Heidi lives the pure and simple life in the Swiss Alps. Grandfather Alpöhi does his best to protect Heidi, but her yearning for freedom soon gets her into trouble with the dictator’s henchmen. The innocent girl transforms herself into a kick-ass female fighting force who sets out to liberate the country from the insane cheese fascists.
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When a cockroach-spread plague threatens to decimate the child population of New York City, evolutionary biologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) and her research associates rig up a species of “Judas” bugs and introduce them into the environment, where they will mimic the diseased roaches and infiltrate their grubby habitats. So far so good … until the bugs keep on evolving and learn to mimic their next prey — humans.
Postwar America. The 1950s. A prosperous time for the nation. But underneath the happy facade, fear was lurking. The horrible devastation left by the Atomic Bomb weighed heavily on the minds of the average Americans. Could such a disaster happen here? The Cold War with Russia began heating up. Nuclear arms proliferated. The fear of a communist takeover was very real. Science and technology were progressing at an alarming rate. The Age of Innocence was coming to an end. Inevitably, Hollywood stepped in and utilized these fears to produce more than a decade’s worth of horror and science fiction films that played up this undercurrent of terror. Giant Monsters born out of nuclear war, Martian invasions as a metaphor for communism and Mad Scientists unleashing death and destruction across the land: this was The Atomic Age. From 1950 until 1962 and beyond, Atom Age Horror reigned supreme at the box office. Here is the complete oral history of the genre as told by the actors, writers, directors and historians that lived through it. Six years in the making, Monsters! Martians! Mad Scientists! Horror and Sci-Fi In The Atomic Age leaves no stone unturned. Part One – The Atomic Age Post-war, Cold War, communist infiltration, bomb shelters, UFOs, fear mongering, science and technology gone mad, nuclear proliferation, the birth of a new genre in movies. Part Two – A World Gone Mad Three Dimensions, Alien invasions, giant bug-eyed monsters spawned from nuclear disasters, teenagers run amok, mad scientists’ experiments with disastrous results. A tidal wave of terror from movie producers. Part Three – Fade To Red The early 60s. Real fears came to the surface. The Vietnam War, Civil Rights, corrupt governments and color film. Horror films turned the corner with sex, gore, violence and realism. Hammer Films rose and the Atomic Age was over.
A mother desperately searches for the killer that framed her son for their horrific murder. From Joon-ho Bong director of The Host.
After two fraternity pledges find a frozen body, they decide to use it to pull a prank which unleashes slug-like creatures upon the campus.
Based on M R James’ classic tale of terror, ‘Casting the Runes’, and adapted for the screen by regular Hitchcock collaborator Charles Bennett, Jacques Tourneur’s (Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, Out of the Past) Night of the Demon is considered to be one of the seminal horror films of Twentieth-Century cinema.
Released on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, the film is presented here in four different versions, and is accompanied by an incredible array of new and archival special features.
The NIGHT OF THE EXECUTIONER was Paul Naschy’s last complete film as writer/director/ actor. It’s a shocking and thrilling ride into the dark underbelly of the city and a true tribute to its star’s ability to craft exciting and thought provoking entertainment. This is a world Blu-ray premier.
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.
Here are four tales of horror, complete with shocking twists that will freeze the scream in your throat! First, a routine trip to the market becomes a night of terror when a young housewife is stalked by an escaped psychopath. Then, a teenage arcade whiz meets his match when the ultimate video game turns lethal. Next, a priest questions his faith in God only to encounter demonic evil on a lonely desert road. Finally, a suburban family finds that their household rat problem is much bigger than humanly possible.
Dean Corso (Johnny Depp) specializes in tracking down rare and exotic volumes for collectors. Boris Balkan (Frank Langella) has recently acquired a seventeenth-century satanic text called The Nine Gates- a legendary book written by Satan himself. With The Nine Gates in his possession, Corso soon finds himself at the center of strange and violent goings-on. Not only is his apartment ransacked, it appears that he is being shadowed ferociously by others determined to regain the book.
While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson (Demi Moore), wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne (Chevy Chase) agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop (John Candy), they and the flamboyant “Brazillionaires” (Taylor Negron, Bertila Damas) who tagged along end up in the court of a grotesque and vengeful judge (Dan Aykroyd), who has a special vendetta against the wealthy and erudite.
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.
It’s hazing season at Phi Up and the boys are up to all sorts of nasty pranks on their hapless pledges, in between regular bouts of ‘wetting their whistles’ at the campus watering hole…with some of the area’s beautiful sorority babes. But this is going to be one literal ‘hell week’ as they unwittingly unleash the spirit of Acid Sid; an unfortunate pledge who was accidentally dissolved in acid during a hazing prank gone wrong some 20 years earlier. As the helpless fratboys and pledges fall victim to Sid’s wrath and seemingly indestructible towering zombie corpse, it’s up to the stragglers to figure out how to kill someone who’s been dead for two decades, or die trying.
A truly one-of-a-kind blending of post-Animal House T&A sex comedy and gore filled supernatural slasher, Paul Ziller’s PLEDGE NIGHT unloads a nearly non-stop barrage of weirdness on the viewer. From the jaw dropping, all-based-on-actual-practices, hazing rituals, as meticulously researched by writer/producer Joyce Synder (Raw Talent), to the slimy and often ‘explosive’ gore, from effects wizard Robert Mulvey, along with a soundtrack performed by Anthrax, whose singer, Joey Belladonna makes a memorable onscreen appearance, PLEDGE NIGHT serves up a non-stop ride of horror and weirdness guaranteed to keep you glued to the screen, mouth agape. Vinegar Syndrome is excited to offer up this one-of-a-kind slice of sleaze on Blu-ray for the very first time, newly restored in 2k from its original 35mm camera negative.
UK import featuring Shane Carruth’s 2 cult films – Primer / Upstream Color
BIZARRE, BAFFLING AND BRAVE… I IMMEDIATELY FELT THE DESIRE TO WATCH IT AGAINFILM REVIEW
By day, a small group of engineers work for a large corporation. By night, they conduct extracurricular experiments in their garage. While tweaking their latest project, they accidentally discover it has highly unexpected capabilities … ones that may enable them to do and gain anything they conceive. Taking advantage of this opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences could be their last.
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A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the lifecycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
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Surely one of the weirdest “sex comedies” ever, the story concerns Danielle (’Dany to my friends’), a freelance fashion model in early 1970s France, played here by Sandra Julien of SHIVER OF THE VAMPIRES fame. She wants to buy a car and so is saving the travel portion of her fee for that purpose. To get from gig to gig she hitchhikes. This puts her into numerous dangerous and bizarre situations, including being picked up by a hearse driver who wants to have sex with her underneath his hearse, as there’s a corpse in the back; an escaped loony who mistakes sheep for women; a horny Italian countess who’s looking for some kinky sex and flagellation; a hippy who sings rather than talks (and has a big surprise in store for Dany); a crucifix-obsessed butterfly collector; a Byzantine prince in a Rolls Royce; and more.
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapours cause the dead to rise again as zombies. Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Dan O’Bannon, 1985.
Incarcerated for assault and manslaughter, a man (Siu-wong Fan) survives in a futuristic prison by resorting to more extreme violence.
In Korean folk traditions, “seire” is the twenty-one days after a baby is born in which they’re uniquely vulnerable to bad luck, curses – even evil spirits. Many superstitions surround these first three weeks in a baby’s life, and new mother Hae-mi carefully follows every one of them. Father Woo-jin is reluctantly willing to play along, but when he attends an ex-girlfriend’s funeral, he unwittingly opens the door to to dark supernatural dangers. Plagued by terrible nightmares, the skeptical Woo-jin gradually begins to understand the seire custom, as he is forced to unravel the mystery of what is haunting him and his family in Kang Park’s “chilling indie horror debut” (Screen Anarchy) heralding the arrival of a fresh new voice in Korean genre cinema.
This spectacular box set comprises 12 classic martial arts films from the famous Shaw Brothers’ library! Includes: Come Drink with Me / Wheels on Meals / A Better Tomorrow / Boxer from Shantung and many more.
There’s never a dull day on Japan’s newly established SSSP Kaiju defense taskforce, led by Kimio Tamura, played by DRIVE MY CAR’s Hidetoshi Nishijima. After a particularly challenging encounter, a silver giant descends from the sky to rescue the planet. Dubbed Ultraman, this giant’s identity and purpose are a mystery. SHIN ULTRAMAN is a delightful reimagining of one of Japan’s classic superheroes.
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.
A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood. Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, David Cronenberg, 2002.
Archaeologists digging near Stonehenge unearth an ancient piece of machinery beneath the bedrock. Unaware of the danger, they accidentally trigger the mechanism and set into motion a chain of events that could spell the end of the world.
Giallo horror classic where An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. Dario Argento (1982)
When Kate Davis (Chantal Contouri) is kidnapped by members of a cult, she is shocked to discover that they believe her to be a descendant of the notorious Elizabeth Bathory, known as the Blood Queen. The cult, which harvests humans for their blood, tries to enlist Kate to join, but she refuses. After being drugged against the advice of Fraser (David Hemmings), the cult’s doctor, Kate returns home — only to find her husband taken captive. Dr. Fraser offers to help, but can he be trusted?
Interwoven stories demonstrate that some traditions are best not forgotten as the residents (Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker) of a small town face real ghosts and goblins on Halloween. Tales of terror reveal the consequences of extinguishing a Jack-o-Lantern before midnight and a grumpy hermit’s encounter with a sinister trick-or-treater.
In order to graduate from college, four students must give in to their blackmailing dean’s demand that they enter a raft race. Bob McGraw (Tim Matheson), Max (Dan Monahan), Gonzer (Stephen Furst) and Irwin (Sandy Helberg) must compete against a team from Ivy University as well as a hardened team from a nearby military school. Sparks fly between Bob and a new teammate, while the captain of the military team plots revenge against the foursome, and the Ivy team schemes its way to the top.
Low budget Lovecraftian horror about a police officer who experiences strange & violent occurrences linked to a group of mysterious hooded cultists after he delivers their intended sacrifice to a local hospital. Art Hindle, Jeremy Gillespie (2016)
A mysterious man brings a waxworks museum to town and invites some teens to a special midnight showing, but that’s when the scenes come alive and suck their victims in.
STARS: Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Jennifer Bassey
WAXWORKS II (1992)
The couple who survive the first Waxworks are followed by a murderous curse, and only by travelling through time can they hope to defeat the evil threatening to consume them.
STARS: Zach Galligan, Monika Schnarre, Martin Kemp
In this sequel to Becky, the heroine of the previous films must defend herself against a terrorist cell. Lulu Wilson, Seann William Scott, Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote, 2023.
Two years after escaping an attack on her family, Becky is attempting to rebuild her life. But when her home is broken into by a group called the Noble Men and they take her beloved dog Diego, she returns to her old ways to protect herself.
And there we go. Lots of classics returning to the shop this week. Cheers!