Last shipment of Febuary hits this Thursday (hopefully) and the movie that grabs the videostore’s attention is the first BLU RAY release of what was CANNON FILMS best movie they actually produced. Like it was good good, not it’s bad but good. A truly gripping movie that needs some rediscovery and was the first film that genre icon Danny Trejo would appear in. But let’s see what else we have coming this week shall we…
What is a small town to do when their Super Bowl festivities are ruined by a serial killer with regenerative powers? Get the teenage girl with the spinal injury to take him on! George Eastman, Joe D’Amato, 1981.
Collection of 6 short horror films directed by some of Spain’s best genre directors: Álex de la Iglesia (Perdita Durango), Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (Who Can Kill A Child), Paco Plaza & Jaume Balagueró (REC). 2006.
Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles stars in this frothy college coming of age comedy set in Southern California. Dedee Pfeiffer, Pam Grier, Joan Cusack, 1987.
Only days before his scheduled release from prison, Shadow Moon is told his wife has been killed in a car accident, and he is released early to attend the funeral. A series of events delays his trip home, during which time he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday.
Suffering and death await a group of party-goers at a water park in this horror comedy from Quebec. Renaud Gauthier, 2019.
After a nature photographer (Mark L. Taylor) dies on assignment in Venezuela, a poisonous spider hitches a ride in his coffin to his hometown in rural California, where arachnophobe Dr. Ross Jennings (Jeff Daniels) has just moved in with his wife, Molly (Harley Jane Kozak), and young son. As town residents start turning up dead, Jennings begins to suspect spiders, and must face his fears as he and no-nonsense exterminator Delbert McClintock (John Goodman) fight to stop a deadly infestation.
A freak tsunami traps a group of people in a submerged grocery store. As they try to escape, they are hunted by white sharks that are hungry for meat.
Barbarella (Jane Fonda) roams 41st-century space with her blind guardian angel, Pygar (John Phillip Law).
Italian ultra-graphic gore-fest, a young man attempts to keep his dead wife with him forever – by gutting her, stuffing her and replacing her eyes with glass eyes, turning her into a doll. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning. Joe D’Amato (1979)
Special edition blu-ray release with soundtrack of the insane gorefest masterpiece by Italian gore auteur Lucio Fulci. 1981.
In one of the finest versions of the oft-told tale, ageing Countess Bathory discovers that the blood of the young restores her beauty and proceeds to acquire it at any cost! Jorge Grau, 1973.
BLOODSTAINED SHADOW: When a young college professor (Lino Capolicchio of THE HOUSE WITH LAUGHING WINDOWS) returns home to visit his Catholic priest brother (Craig Hill of DRACULA VS FRANKENSTEIN), prominent members of the community begin to be stalked and killed.
William Fruet directs this Canadian horror riff on the nuclear radiated giant creature films 1950s. Don Lake, Steve Railsback, John Vernon, Sarah Polley, 1987.
A stunning carhop who wants to be a country singer and her sweetheart who dreams he is Billy the Kid become involved in robbery and murder.
When a Mexican land baron puts a million dollars on the head of the man who seduced and impregnated his daughter, two money-hungry hired killers recruit a small-town bartender to help them do their dirty work. Kris Kristofferson, Sam Peckinpah, 1974.
Underground cult classic where a bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets. Douglas Cheek (1984)
Starring Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone where an entitled trophy wife and a struggling artist, once college besties, reunite at a fancy cocktail party beginning a bloody fight that will change both of their lives forever. Onur Tukel (2016)
An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control. Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Dennis Hopper, 1988.
When his coworkers start believing that job stress is affecting his performance and his mental health, advertising executive Emory Leeson (Dudley Moore) is sent to a mental hospital. There he befriends Dr. Liz Baylor (Mercedes Ruehl) and develops a crush on fellow patient Kathy Burgess (Daryl Hannah). Eventually, it becomes clear that the work Emory was doing before he was hospitalized wasn’t crazy after all, but the business world now interests him less than his new relationships.
Special edition of John Carpenter’s classic sci-fi oddity. Includes original version & theatrical version as well as a new documentary featuring interviews with the crew.
After his fiance has been possessed by the devil their wedding night, the groom and her rebellious brother put aside their differences to travel from Chicago to Las Vegas, in the hopes of finding the last exorcist in America. Sid Haig, 2013.
All 5 Dirty Harry flicks in one nice set. Nuff said. The Clinter!!!!
A demented coroner uses autopsy equipment to kill off the teenagers who trespass on the long-abandoned asylum he inhabits. Filmed on location in an actual abandoned asylum. Richard Friedman (1987)
After a psychedelic experience in the California desert, Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer), lead singer of The Doors, and his bandmates begin performing in Los Angeles and quickly become a sensation. However, when Jim begins ditching his musical responsibilities and his girlfriend, Pamela (Meg Ryan), in favor of his dangerous addictions and the affections of the seductive, occult-obsessed Patricia (Kathleen Quinlan), the band starts to worry about their leader.
A photographer (Gianni Garko) and his models do a layout in the Bavarian castle of a vampire count and countess (Betty Verges).
Psychiatrist Dr. Weitzman (Dennis Boutsikaris) takes four mental patients on an outing to Yankee Stadium. Billy (Michael Keaton) is a nihilistic author, Henry (Christopher Lloyd) lost his bearings while working as a mailman, Jack (Peter Boyle) thinks he is the world’s scapegoat and the childlike Albert (Stephen Furst) is obsessed with baseball broadcasts. When two corrupt cops incapacitate Dr. Weitzman, the four troubled men must fend for themselves amid the lunacy of New York City.
When a major earthquake hits Los Angeles, the various residents of the city cope with the chaos and destruction. Successful architect Stewart Graff (Charlton Heston) argues with his demanding wife, Remy Royce-Graff (Ava Gardner), as the disaster hits. Later, when he checks in on his flirtatious friend Denise Marshall (Geneviève Bujold), they begin an affair. As the personal dramas continue, the city is threatened by aftershocks and possibly even greater quakes.
Tobe Hooper’s campy TCM follow-up starring Neville Brand, Mel Ferrer, Robert Englund & Roberta Collins. 1977.
After Dr. Bill Hartford’s (Tom Cruise) wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings — and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.
Award winning awesomely ultraviolent and sleazy Moby Dick homage about a ruthless vigilante who stops at nothing to track down a depraved serial killer. In the same vein as Hobo With a Shotgun. Directed by Winnipeg film collective Astron-6. 2011.
Arresting documentary about Leon Vitali, who left acting to be Stanley Kubrick’s right-hand man. Leon Vitali, Ryan O’Neal, Danny Lloyd, 2017.
Brand New 4K Restoration! The film that started it all… the genre of “Spaghetti Western” was born, The Man with No Name was introduced and the iconic talents of star Clint Eastwood (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Unforgiven), director Sergio Leone
Iconic Italian western starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef. Two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw. Sergio Leone (1965)
A cannibal hermit living in the woods preys on campers and hikers for his food supply. Don Jones, 1982.
In this horror-comedy from Blumhouse, a reimaging of the classic Freaky Friday, a teen girl swap bodies with a middle aged male serial killer. Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Christopher Landon, 2020.
As much of an anti-Bollywood film as one could imagine, revolutionary filmmaker Q’s deliriously frantic, music-infused look at one poor young man and his dreams of becoming a rap star. Features male & female nudity and an unsimulated scene of oral sex.
One of several children immune to a mutated fungal disease that has eradicated free will and turned the rest of humanity into cannibalistic zombies, a gifted young girl escapes the safety of a special school and helps guide mankind’s survival.
As Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) ages, he finds that being the head of the Corleone crime family isn’t getting any easier. He wants his family out of the Mafia, but the mob kingpin (Eli Wallach) isn’t eager to let one of the most powerful and wealthy families go legit. Making matters even worse is Michael’s nephew, Vincent (Andy Garcia). Not only does Vincent want a piece of the Corleone family’s criminal empire, but he also wants Michael’s daughter, Mary (Sofia Coppola).
After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child (J.L. Reate), is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa (Charles Dance), humankind’s fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang (Charlotte Lewis) seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang sees social worker Chandler Jarrell (Eddie Murphy) on television discussing his ability to find missing children, she solicits his expertise, despite his skepticism over being “chosen.”
Dark & surreal comedy about a girl who turns to her psychotic boyfriend to end the reign of the high school mean girls. Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Richard Lehmann, 1989.
Traveling by train to visit his dying father, a young man (Jan Nowicki) reminisces about the past and has strange visions.
A sheriff makes a strange discovery when he’s gets called to an orchard where three teenage sisters have been attacked by a band of young delinquents. Michael Caissie (2020)
A woman’s (Monica Bellucci) lover (Vincent Cassel) and her former boyfriend (Albert Dupontel) take justice into their own hands after she becomes the victim of a rapist.
A rapturously stylized quartet of tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, featuring colorfully surreal sets, luminous cinematography, existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. Masaki Kobayashi, 1964.
Stranded student Pete (Ron Eldard) gets a lift from racist trucker Zack and repays the favor by inviting him in for dinner with his roommates, Jude (Cameron Diaz), Luke (Courtney B. Vance), Marc (Jonathan Penner) and Paulie (Annabeth Gish). When Zack praises Hitler and pulls a knife at the table, the roommates kill him. Rationalizing their actions as a favor to humanity, they bury Zack in the yard and begin to invite other offensive types to a string of similarly murderous meals.
Starring Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette. After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. David Lynch (1997
Peter Lorre stars as serial killer Hans Beckert in Fritz Lang’s harrowing masterwork M, a suspenseful panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.
Starring Nicolas Cage and set in the primal wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller, a broken and haunted man hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life. Panos Cosmatos (2018)
Fraternity pledges (Jason Lively, Steve Marshall) pull a prank with a frozen body and let sluglike creatures loose on campus.
Only The Good Parts is a feature-length collection of coming attractions that erupt from your screen in an insane and frantic mix of shock, horror and laughs. not since the glory days of the drive-in and storefront theatres of the 60s through the 80s.
There’s no better way to show off your Pioneer Elite monitor than with this amped up Blu-Ray edition of the recent Troma spectacular.
Defense attorney Martin Vail takes on jobs for money and prestige rather than any sense of the greater good. His latest case involves an altar boy, accused of brutally murdering the archbishop of Chicago. Vail finds himself up against his ex-pupil and ex-lover, but as the case progresses and the Church’s dark secrets are revealed, Vail finds that what appeared a simple case takes on a darker, more dangerous aspect.
The series follows the continuing adventures of the four Ghostbusters, their secretary Janine, their accountant Louis, and their mascot Slimer, as they chase and capture rogue spirits around New York City and various other areas of the world.
Wonderfully oddball children’s film about a child who wakes up one morning bald and turns to a pair of ghosts for help who suggest using a formula made from peanut butter to cure his baldness. Michael Rubbo (1985)
A New York cop who wakes up from a mysterious accident with a new identity. He finds himself in the employ of a secret unit which was set up to investigate a dangerous industrialist whose organisation has secured several government armaments contracts, including a top-secret strategic defence system.
Terrifying and darkly comic Hollywood debut of Roman Polanski is a wildly entertaining nightmare about a young pregnant woman who believes there is a satanic plot against her. Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon. 1968.
Jon Voight stars as a tough as nails convict who breaks out of an Alaskan prison, hijacks a train, but finds himself speeding towards certain disaster. Andrei Konchalovsky, 1985.
When a middle-aged businessman dissatisfied with his suburban existence undergoes a strange procedure that will grant him a new life he discovers it is not so easy to leave his old life behind. Rock Hudson, John Frankenheimer, 1966.
In this homage to the Al Adamson’s Satan’s Sadists, a drug deal gone wrong turns a man against his fellow brother bikers. Stefan Ruf, 2019.
After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police. Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi, Peter Berg, Wes Craven, 1989.
Ultra rare shot on video slasher film that might be one of the great lost experimental films of the 20th century or a hopelessly inept film about a guy who kills people with a sledgehammer. Ted Prior, 1983.
Radioactive fish man terrorises the pets, winos and hippies of Venice Beach, California. Stephen Traxler, 1978.
A serial killer with a serious nurse fetish is hunted by a frustrated police force.
A career criminal, Max Dembo (Dustin Hoffman) is determined to go straight after his latest stint in prison. He takes a mindless job in a cannery, patiently endures the abuse of his pompous parole officer, Earl (M. Emmet Walsh), and begins a romance with a sympathetic girl from the employment office, Jenny (Theresa Russell). But when Earl erroneously busts Jack for drug abuse, the ex-con cracks, assaulting Earl and setting off on a reckless crime spree.
When nightclub owner Langston (Larry D. Johnson) refuses to sell out to local mob boss Morgan (Robert Quarry), he is beaten to death by a gang of hired thugs. His grief-stricken fiancee, Diana “Sugar” Hill (Marki Bey), vows revenge for his murder and turns to aged voodoo authority Mama Maitresse (Zara Cully). Together they conjure up the demonic spirit of Baron Samedi (Don Pedro Colley), who agrees to help Sugar. He raises an army of zombies and sets them upon Langston’s killers.
UK action crime drama where a professional safecracker (James Caan), becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him. Michael Mann (1981)
A suburban, upper-middle-class, semi-retired gangster who desperately tries to keep his criminal life a secret from his staid, conservative wife. Thomas Jane, Aaron Eckhart, Mickey Rourke, Paulina Porizkova, 1998.
A group of experienced archeologists are searching for an old and mystic Phoenician treasure when they are surprised by a series of mysterious murders… Bryant Haliday, Jill Haworth, Mark Edwards, 1972.
It’s Fourth Of July Weekend, and the recently discovered corpse of Sgt. Sam Harper – killed by ‘friendly fire’ during the first Gulf War – is returned to his all-American hometown. But when Sam rises from the dead to punish the unpatriotic
A trio of female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile ‘being’ known only The Unseen. Barbara Bach, Sydney Lassick, Karen Lamm, 1980.
Frustrated with the openness of modern society, a television executive decides to produce an unusual awards program.
The urban jungle of 1963 New York’s gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers falling in love, surviving in school and defending their turf. Philip Kaufman (1979)
Heartfelt documentary explores the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic The Monster Squad and the impact it has on fans, cast and crew, and the industry. Shane Black, Fred Dekker, Seth Green, Andre Gower, 2018.
Friends hiking the Appalachian Trail are confronted by ‘The Foundation’, a community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years. Matthew Modine, Emma Dumont, Charlotte Vega, 2021.
In Italy, it was considered the ‘unofficial sequel’ to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In England, it was known as ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS and banned as obscene. In America, it was called ZOMBIE and advertised with the depraved tag line “WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!” Tisa Farr
And there it is guys. Hopefully something new or old makes you thuink you might need to see that. Either way, enjoy the week, the videostore loves you. Cheers!