Well we keep on trucking in this new year and January is always a tough month to get through so this week’s order is not the biggest but the shop believes there are a few gems that are being added to the old videostore this week so let’s take a look shall we…
A small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, discover a young student is harbouring a dangerous secret that could have frightening consequences.
After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) — collectively known as the “Blues Brothers.” Jake’s first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few enemies, including the police, the brothers face daunting odds to deliver the money on time
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 dramatization of the ascent to Caesar and subsequent reign of Caligula, one of the most notorious leaders of ancient Rome. We see his ambition, his scheming, his perversion and decadence, his brutality and his lunacy and how this impacts the people around him and the empire he leads.
How Not To Make A Film…Shot-on-video train wreck of a movie! A small town young woman yearns to emulate the swift kicks and moves of favorite TV hero Chickboxer by enrolling in a local Karate school where the teacher is involved in nefarious crimes. Michelle Bauer, 1992.
David Cronenberg’s icily erotic fusion of flesh and machine about the kinky, death-obsessed underworld of sadomasochistic car-crash fetishists for whom twisted metal and scar tissue are the ultimate turn-ons. Rosanna Arquette, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas.
Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune is a three-part science fiction miniseries written by John Harrison and directed by Greg Yaitanes, based on Frank Herbert‘s novels Dune Messiah (1969) and Children of Dune (1976).
3 hallucinatory cult films from filmmaker Ansel Faraj offering a contemporary take on the original pulp supervillain – Dr. Mabuse. Includes: Doctor Mabuse (2013) / Etiopomar (2014) / The Thousand and One Lives of Doctor Mabuse (2020)
A young couple who rent out their loft to a female artist who turns out to be deadly. Kelly Curran, Lorin Doctor, Ted Nicolaou, 2021.
Cmdr. Tom Dodge (Kelsey Grammer) is not thought of very highly among his fellow Navy officers. So when he’s offered the captain’s seat on a decrepit boat that is part of a simulated challenge on the water, no one expects much from him. Set on getting his underdog crew in line in order to win the event, Dodge must face off against his nemesis, Adm. Yancy Graham (Bruce Dern) — who will do anything to see Dodge disgraced and finally kicked out of the Navy.
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.
Back In Stock! Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake. James Signorelli (1988)
In a radiation-ravaged future, an underground society of mutant rebels will attempt to overthrow the tyrannical government by infiltrating the TV sport in which humans are hunted as prey. Laura Gemser, George Eastman, Gordon Mitchell, Joe D’Amato, 1983.
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)
Wax sculptor Henry (Vincent Price) is horrified to learn that his business partner, Matthew (Roy Roberts), plans on torching their wax museum to collect on the insurance policy. Henry miraculously survives a fiery confrontation with Matthew and re-emerges some years hence with a museum of his own.
Back In Stock…A guy secretly records a young couple on a neighbouring roof-top. His girlfriend initially objects but later takes part in a game of putting imaginary dialogues on the same footage. They gradually become an alter ego of the other pair.
Gen. Nikolas Pherides (Boris Karloff) takes leave from the 1912 Balkan War to visit a small island in Greece, where his wife is buried. While there, a plague breaks out — and along with an American reporter (Marc Cramer) and several other travelers, Pherides is forced to stay when quarantine is declared. Soon, locals and foreigners alike succumb to the influence of Madame Kyra (Helene Thimig), who accuses a nurse (Ellen Drew) of being a vampire and the true cause of the recent deaths.
The Mutant Killer Snowman returns for another Christmas season of death! Scott MacDonald, Michael Cooney, 2000
Starring Ian McKellen. Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison. Michael Mann (1983)
Ultra low budget shot-on-video about an overbearing vampire mother who must contend with her son’s new girlfriend. Shannon Doyle, J.R. Bookwalter, 1991.
In a 15th century village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older daughter knows the real reason for the execution lies in the lord’s sexual desire for her mother.
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.
All-ages animated masterpiece featuring the voices of Tim Daly, Lea Salonga, and real-life sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning, in one of their earliest roles.
Grim, expressionistic classic about a sinister preacher who’s nefarious motives are uncovered by a pair of children. Robert Mitchum, Charles Laughton, 1955.
A little girl inadvertently causes her mother’s death in a car crash. Years later, horrible things begin to happen on the set of her new play.
Phantom of the Opera meets Fast Times at Ridgemont High in this ridiculous horror involving a haunted mall, a ghastly jilted man and his former sweetheart. Derek Rydall, Jonathan Goldsmith, Rob Estes, Pauly Shore, Morgan Fairchild, Richard Friedman, 1989.
Ben (John Ritter) is a good-hearted guy who’s always wanted a son of his own, but so far he and his wife have had no success. The couple adopt Junior (Michael Oliver), a redheaded hellion who quickly makes their lives miserable. Disaster follows Junior wherever he goes, from camping trips that require emergency-room visits to birthday parties that turn into Grand Guignol affairs. When Ben’s incensed family tells him to get rid of the boy, he starts to wonder if they might be right. Plus The sequel included.
An unflinching look at the horror and futility of war through the eyes of a dedicated and selfless young Japanese military nurse in Manchuria. Yasuzo Masumura, 1966.
Back In Stock! An unflinching look at the horror and futility of war through the eyes of a dedicated and selfless young Japanese military nurse in Manchuria. Yasuzo Masumura, 1966.
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.
Satan has a farmhouse showdown with the righteous lead singer (Jon-Miki Thor) of a heavy-metal band.
The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It’s in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah’s spooky home.
A woman moves back into her old family home with her new family but is plagued by numerous strange and disturbing occurrences. Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner, Mario Bava, 1977.
In Seattle during the era of grunge music, the lives and relationships of a group of young people, all living in the same apartment building, go through a period of flux. Among them are waitress and aspiring architect Janet (Bridget Fonda), who finds herself obsessed with bad boy musician Cliff (Matt Dillon) ; Linda (Kyra Sedgwick), an emotionally fragile environmentalist on the look-out for love; and Steve (Campbell Scott), a quintessential nice guy who studies traffic patterns.
Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto: , TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER (1992), TOKYO FIST (1995), BULLET BALLET (1998), A SNAKE OF JUNE (2002), VITAL (2004), KOTOKO (2011), KILLING (2018), THE ADVENTURE OF DENCHU-KOZO (1987), HAZE (2005)
Must viewing for super film nerds..Irish critic & documentarian, Mark Cousins narrates this documentary series which offers a personal survey of the history of cinema. 5 discs.
Essential Italian horror classic, a newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders. Dario Argento (1977)
A smart ass detective battles a supermodel vampire and a murderous televangelist in the bloody depths of a vampire bordello. Gilbert Adler, 1996.
All 7 Tremors flicks in one set!
Beloved cult horror anthology from Dan Curtis featuring Karen Black as a woman tormented variously by bizarre horrors. 1975.
4K edition! Adam Sandler delivers an almost maniacally embodied performance as Howard Ratner, a fast-talking New York jeweller in relentless pursuit of the next big score. Josh and Benny Safdie, 2019.
Audrey Hepburn stars in this sharp thriller as a recently blinded woman who is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. Terence Young (1967)
Beloved Japanese cult film following 2 bounty hunters from space Iria & Bob travel to Earth to capture an escaped bio-engineered fighting machine called Zeiramu. Keita Amemiya, 1991.
And there we go guys. Always something trickling into the shop even in the cold and depressing month of January. Hope to see ya swing by this week. And remember..the videostore loves you. Cheers!