Well hey gang! Another week of cinema comes crashing into the shop this edition brings the videostore excitement with the Blu Ray release of the long lost 1985 Robert (Jackie Brown) and Joe (Maniac) Spinell flick WALKING THE EDGE! Nothing better to lead a new group of cinema than 80s revenge goodness! Let’s see what else we have coming shall we…
Stuntman turned director John Stewart offers this well named obscurity with a plot that defies easy description but promises an octane-fuelled, edge of your seat explosion of senses shattering action. William Smith, Cameron Mitchell, Ross Hagen, 1989.
On a lonely island in the Pacific Northwest, a group of travelers find themselves targeted by a crazed, homicidal family. John Hough (1988)
Special edition of the beloved cult film about a terror so bold, so frightening! David Miller, 1978.
Charlton Heston stars as an archaeologist who discovers his daughter is possessed by the spirit of an Egyptian queen. To save mankind he must destroy her! Susannah York, Jill Townsend, Miriam Margolyes, Mike Newell, 1980.
Bizarro Spanish crime meets supernatural horror in this rarity about the strange events that plague 3 crooks after they burn an elderly devil-worshiper alive in her own house, along with her adolescent grandson. Tomás Aznar, 1980.
When Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he’s never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father’s tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling.
Heavy metal horror about a demon-raising band that invades a sleepy little American town. Vincent Pastore, John Fasano, 1988.
Michelle Handelman’s provocative and pioneering documentary BloodSisters captures the queer outlaws of San Francisco’s heyday. 1995.
Attacks by a brood of mutant children coincides with a husband’s investigation into the therapy techniques used on his institutionalized wife. Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, David Cronenberg, 1979.
Contemporary horror film in the spirit of classic anthology films like Creepshow and containing films that not only celebrate the golden age of drive-in B horror shlock but also span over four decades of cinema. Richard Riehle, Adam Rifkin, 2011.
Horror titans George A. Romero and Stephen King deliver yet another fiendish selection of blood-curdling tales in Creepshow 2 – now newly remastered in 2K! Michael Gornick (1987)
Ghoulish stories revolve around a remote control, a strange radio, a murderous call girl (Camille Lacey), an engagement and a ghost.
Giallo about a blind pianist tries to figure out who is responsible for a string of murders using a black cat with its claws dipped in curare. Anthony Steffen, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Pastore, 1972.
Lovingly re-mastered slasher classic starring John Vernon and Samantha Eggar. Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer. 1983.
A woman uses black magic to win her womanising husband back but his love turns to dangerous obsession that even death cannot stop. Svyatoslav Podgaevsky, 2021.
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.
Gushing with over 6 hours of old school slice & dice, Giallo grooviness, Hammer Glamour, gut munching cannibal capers, swanky Euro-trash and creature feature monster madness (not to mention a tsunami of boobs & pubes) (2019)
In this British black comedy, a posh London restaurant is taken over by revolutionaries where the restaurant’s former patrons are the main course. Al Pillay, Dave Beard, Lemmy, Peter Richardson, 1987.
Includes: CRYPT OF THE VAMPIRE (1964) / CASTLE OF THE LIVING DEAD (1964) / SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE DEADLY NECKLACE (1962) / THE TORTURE CHAMBER OF DR. SADISM (1967) / CHALLENGE THE DEVIL (1963)
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
An exploitation classic! The death of a close friend transforms a peaceful man into a violent vigilante turning New York into a war zone. Christopher George, Samantha Eggar, 1980.
In this cult classic, a shy, lonely film buff embarks on a killing spree against those who browbeat and betray him, all the while stalking his idol, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike. Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford, Vernon Zimmerman, 1980.
On the run from a bank robbery that left several police officers dead, Seth Gecko (George Clooney) and his paranoid, loose-cannon brother, Richard (Quentin Tarantino), hightail it to the Mexican border. Kidnapping preacher Jacob Fuller (Harvey Keitel) and his kids, the criminals sneak across the border in the family’s RV and hole up in a topless bar. Unfortunately, the bar also happens to be home base for a gang of vampires, and the brothers and their hostages have to fight their way out.
Four teenage friends spent the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a fright mask. Kevin Conway, Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Tobe Hooper.
In the 13th century, as the unstoppable Mongols invade Eastern Europe, one warrior leads a small army against their overwhelming hordes.
Giant spiders from another dimension invade Wisconsin. Alan Hale Jr., Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale, Robert Easton, Bill Rebane, 1975.
A contract killer is hired to take out a couple hidden in a hotel, but this seemingly easy task will turn the hunter into prey. Giulio De Santi (2013)
Indescribable psychedelic Japanse ghost tale that’s equal parts absurd and nightmarish, Scooby Doo and Mario Bava. Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977.
80s horror comedy classic, a divorced novelist inherits an old mansion, where he decides to write his next book. Unfortunately, the house’s malevolent supernatural residents have other ideas… Steve Miner (1985)
What would happen if Canadian proto slasher Black Christmas was made in 1983 instead of 1974? This movie! A rare 80s slasher with a female focus from Brian DePalma protegé Mark Rosman.
In this Serbian film, a man wakes up in a square of an unknown city again and again, after each failed attempt to escape four masked assassins, slowly uncovering his identity each time. Filip Kovacevic, 2016.
An astronaut contracts a disease that causes his flesh to melt. In order to stop the rapid deterioration he must feed on the flesh of other human beings. William Sachs, 1977.
Stomach-churning hunt-and-kill cult horror about a slasher on the loose in a supermarket. Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel, 1989.
The tales behind the creation of celebrated 1984 horror classic CREEPSHOW, with rare behind-the-scenes footage and photographs, and interviews with George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and many others. Michael Felsher (2016)
The early life and times of Neal Cassady, infamous muse of the Beat writers and proto hippie. Thomas Jane, Keanu Reeves, Adrien Brody, Stephen Kay, 1997.
Fame-seeking members of the animal kingdom experience the sleazier side of show business in this puppet-filled parody.
Stars Guy Pearce, as a man who juggles searching for his wife’s murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. Christopher Nolan (2000)
Musician Harry Washello (Anthony Edwards) sits down at a Los Angeles diner, where he instantly takes an interest in waitress Julie Peters (Mare Winningham). The feeling is mutual, too, so the pair arranges a date for later that day. But things go awry when Harry picks up a random pay phone call from a frantic soldier who warns of a nuclear attack that will hit L.A. within the hour. Scrambling, Harry finds Julie and the two do everything they can to escape to safety
Fun slasher film from late in the classic 80s cycle which makes up for its tired premise with ridiculous dialogue, bizarre plotting, lots of early ’80s pop culture atmosphere and a crazy shock ending. Mary Beth McDonough, David Wysocki, Christopher George
A hideous horde of mutated mosquitoes viciously attack a park full of innocent campers without warning! Gary Jones 1995
Popular YouTubers, filmmakers and collectors lift the curtain on their manic media collecting obsession that is not only a huge part of their lives, but the lifeblood of their existence in this fun documentary about our customers!
Docudrama about the of the trial that shut down Alcatraz. Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, 1995.
4K restoration of a classic adventure serial presented in 12 thrilling chapters! Tom Tyler, 1933.
Psychopath cop decides to kill everyone who he thinks has broken the law. Robert R. Shafer, Adam Rifkin, 1993.
In this delirious, disgusting and delightfully fun “GWAR meets kid film”, a couple of kids meet an alien overlord who’s too serious to take seriously. Matthew Ninaber, Kristen MacCulloch, Rick Amsbury, Steven Kostanski, 2020.
In this fun Giallo, an amnesiac thinks he might have had a double life when he’s abducted and beaten only to have his attacker killed by a sniper! Senta Berger, Luc Merenda, Duccio Tessari, 1974.
Documentary that follows evolution of punk music from its early underground roots to today. Bad Religion, Rancid, Green Day, Ramones, Sum 41.
Bringing back the Charles Band classics on Blu Ray for the shop. Nuff Said!
Russian horror about a group of teens who accidentally summon a legendary vengeful spirit and most figure out a way to banish it. Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy, 2015.
Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.
Can never keep this beauty combo pack in so here it comes again. The Re-Animator sequels on Blu Ray in one sweet set.
Australian horror film about a great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef. Andrew Traucki, 2010.
Incarcerated for assault and manslaughter, a man (Siu-wong Fan) survives in a futuristic prison by resorting to more extreme violence.
Danish horror film about two girls working in a gas station, during the night of the biggest sports final of the year, who become the victims of an online torture game. Søren Juul Petersen, 2018.
Starring Peter Weller. In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. Paul Verhoeven (1987)
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s bizarre, violent and singular psychedelic epic involving circus freaks and religious cults. Guy Stockwell, 1989.
Early British slasher about an ice skating star stalked by a murderous creep who may have killed her parents. Lynne Frederick, Pete Walker, 1976.
Japanese zombies vs school girl horror film adaptation of the manga series starring members of the idol group Last Idol. Issei Shibata, 2019.
A deaf and mute orphan silently plots an ingenious and brutal revenge on the soldiers who prostitute girls
Harry Griswald is a NYPD cop who is possessed with the spirit of a great Kabuki master, making him ‘the chosen one’ to do battle with ‘the evil one’. Lloyd Kaufman (1990)
An ingeniously engineered slash of thoroughly modern horror, arguably the most important film of the Canadian Tax Shelter era, which charts a social breakdown by tearing through our most intrinsic taboos. David Cronenberg, 1975.
After learning of a disaster at a remote military base in Antarctica, the CIA sends Capt. Sam Cage (Clayton Rohner) and Maj. Callie O’Grady (Chase Masterson) to investigate. They find only two survivors — Dr. Jennifer Wells (Faith Ford) and Brian Shebanski (Max Perlich), the base’s operations officer. Neither has any idea what happened to the rest of the team, but, after Wilson sees a ghost from her past and bodies mysteriously start piling up, they begin to suspect they’re not alone.
While travelling on their first tour an all-girl punk band, Ms. 45, is drugged and kidnapped. When they awaken they find their limbs removed & replaced with crude weaponry, & are forced to fight as gladiators for a sadistic town. Andrew Thomas Hunt, 2020.
Roger Corman produced fantasy film. Directed by legendary cult director Jack Hill (Foxy Brown, Switchblade Sisters), under pseudonym Brian Stuart. Leigh Harris, Lynette Harris, David Millbern, Roberto Nelson, Martin LaSalle.
In a flooded dystopian future, a detective hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner and has haunted him ever since. He soon discovers what he is hunting might not be human. Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, 1992.
The Citizen Kane of Italian Star Wars rip offs! David Hasselhoff, Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, Luigi Cozzi, 1978.
From the creator of the Puppetmaster series, 3 young students studying the folklore of Transylvania undercover and ancient clan of vampires ruled by the sadistic, monstrous Radu. Ted Nicolaou.
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)
Bitten by a rabid bat, an aging late-night radio host terrorizes her insensitive co-workers and misogynistic boss as she slowly transforms into a vampire. Caroline Williams, 2020.
The original restored film in an all-new 4k scan authorized by Tobe Hooper, featuring a dynamic new 7.1 surround sound mix and never-before-seen outtakes!
Contemporary adaptation of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is heavy on body-piercing, cybersex, gore, a monstrous penis, & buckets of vomit – and is surprisingly touching. James Gunn, Lloyd Kaufmen, 1996.
Time for some damn fine coffee and pie. All Three Seasons of TWIN PEAKS in one set.
Part road movie, part buddy comedy, part punk musical, and all nuts! A punk band on their first tour hires a roadie who turns out to be a flesh eating demon! Matthew John Lawrence, 2020.
A girl inexplicably gains the power to heal the sick after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary. As word spreads and people flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist visits the small New England town to investigate. However, when strange events start to occur, he soon wonders if these phenomena are the result of something more sinister.
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.
A young gay psychiatrist ventures on a lone voyage from Hong Kong along the coast of South-East Asia to overcome the sad experiences he has had with former clients.
A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son. Robert Forster, Joe Spinell, Nancy Kwan, 1985.
A corporate lawyer is convinced to try an exotic hallucinogen whose effects last several days and make him randomly skip forward in time. Tommy Flanagan, Justin Long, Donald Faison, Gille Klabin, 2019.
The wild weird world of Wisconsin’s own Bill Rebane gets a much deserved collection! Includes: Monster A Go-Go (1965) / Invasion from Inner Earth (1974) / The Alpha Incident (1978) / The Demons Of Ludlow (1983) / The Game (1984) / Twister’s Revenge (1988)
After the death of his mother, the evil mutant wizard Blackwolf (Steve Gravers) discovers some long-lost military technologies. Full of ego and ambition, Blackwolf claims his mother’s throne, assembles an army and sets out to brainwash and conquer Earth. Meanwhile, Blackwolf’s gentle twin brother, the bearded and sage Avatar (Bob Holt), calls upon his own magical abilities to foil Blackwolf’s plans for world domination — even if it means destroying his own flesh and blood.
Idiosyncratic horror-comedy about a misfit cop investigating a rash of murders of young women in the sleepy town of Snow Hollow. Robert Forster, Jim Cummings, 2020.
An adaptation of Steve Erickson’s elusive novel about an oddball who finds himself carried along in the changing shape of Hollywood in the 1970s. James Franco, Jacki Weaver, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, 2019.
And there it is guys…this week’s batch of cinema that the videostore has dug up. As per tradition movies should be arriving on Thursday. Hopefully something caught the old eyeballs. And always remember..the videostore loves you. Cheers!