Well this will be the last shipment of the month dear friends and I think we got some bangers heading our way to the old videostore. Personally I am excited for childhood favourite DEDA HEAT finally getting a sweet upgrade to a 4K/ Blu Ray Special Edition with sexy extras included. Along with that beauty is a plethra of other gems so let’s take a look shall we…

Back In Print and First Time On Blu Ray! This ensemble comedy follows an array of young people in New York City on New Year’s Eve. Among the numerous characters looking for love and fun are impulsive artist Ellie (Janeane Garofalo) and punks Tom (Casey Affleck) and Dave (Guillermo Diaz), who meet up with Stephie (Gaby Hoffmann) and Val (Christina Ricci), two girls from Long Island. Also interacting with various partygoers are a pensive bartender (Ben Affleck) and a taxi driver (Dave Chappelle) who operates a disco in his cab.

Tongue-in-cheek horror about a gigantic murderous alligator that lives in the sewers beneath New York City. Written by John Sayles. Robert Forster, Lewis Teague, 1980. 

Toxic growth hormones mutate a flushed down the toilet baby alligator to gigantic size and now must KILL TO SURVIVE! Dee Wallace, Richard Lynch, Steve Railsback, 1991  

Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all-time! Special steelbook limited edition. John Landis.  

Double feature of erotic thrillers from the 90s directed by Kurt Voss: Baja (1995) / Amnesia (1997)  

Muscle bound twins Peter & David Paul star in this cult Italian Conan rip off about a pair of brothers who seek revenge on the warlord that killed their tribe. Richard Lynch, Ruggero Deodato, 1987.  

Seven mercenaries are recruited from throughout the galaxy to save a peaceful planet from the threat of an evil tyrant bent on dominating the entire universe! Richard Thomas, Robert Vaughn, John Saxon, 1980.  

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. 

In this Italian Gothic horror, a group of models posing for a horror photo shoot in a lonely castle become the prey of an eccentric aristocrat who takes on the identity of his ancestor, the Crimson Executioner. Mickey Hargitay, Domenico Massimo Pupillo. 

A scientist experiments with mutated insects freed by an earthquake, making matters worse. Jeannot Szwarc (1975)  

For his only foray into the zombie genre, psychosexual sleaze maestro Andrea Bianchi (MALABIMBA: THE MALICIOUS WHORE) unleashes enough flesh-ripping, gut-chomping and depraved oedipal mayhem to set insane new standards in Italian horror. 1980. 

Ben (Oliver Reed) and Marian Rolf (Karen Black) can’t believe how cheap the rent is at their giant Victorian summer home. Over time, however, they begin to sense that there’s something peculiar about the place. Marian becomes strangely obsessed with keeping house, Ben finds himself prone to unusual bursts of anger and his vivacious aunt Elizabeth (Bette Davis) becomes withdrawn, then mysteriously dies. As the couple tries to adjust, they wonder if the house itself could be responsible?

A Company Man (Korean: 회사원; RR: Hoesawon) is a 2012 South Korean action film starring So Ji-sub, Lee Mi-yeon, Kwak Do-won and Kim Dong-jun. It is about a hitman who find himself targeted by his ex-employers after he falls in love with a single mother and quits his job

A plane carrying a secret biological weapon crash-lands in a small rural town. Infected with a virus that sends them into a homicidal frenzy, the locals turn on each other in an orgy of bloody violence. George A. Romero (1973)  

A pair of escaped serial killing brothers take out their revenge on those responsible for their conviction. Gary Winick, 1989.  

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  

A high-adrenalin guilty pleasure REMASTERED IN 4K about a couple cops taking on crooks who turn up undead. Darren McGavin, Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Vincent Price, 1988.  

In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, a man’s obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime. Quentin Dupieux, 2019.  

Uncut & fully remastered! A shy incinerator worker scarred by memories of his mother’s abuse begins luring women to his childhood home for incendiary torment, including “one of the most shocking, notorious scenes in sleaze-horror history”. Dan Grimaldi.  

A young man must risk his life to save his fire-breathing friend from the unscrupulous owner of an amusement park.

The ultimate cult movie and trailer trash road trip – 7 hours and 181 films! 

Infamous Video Nasty and one of the most notorious of the Nazisploitation genre! A death camp prisoner is subjected to the Commandant’s vilest urges until she has her vengeance! Daniela Poggi, Cesare Canevari, 1977.  

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.  

Low budget horror featuring Mary Woronov that is described as “the ultimate union of graphic gore, evil nuns, relentless nudity, sexual depravity, Lovecraftian carnage and unapologetically over-the-top exploitation bliss” So buyer beware obviously.  

Henry (Michael Rooker) is released from prison following his mother’s murder. He supplements his job as an exterminator with a series of indiscriminate and violent murders. Fellow jailbird and drug dealer Otis (Tom Towles) becomes a willing accomplice in Henry’s bloody killings. But as the depravity escalates and Henry forms a bond with Otis’ sister, Becky (Tracy Arnold), things start to get out of hand. The film is based on the true-life story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

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. 

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.

A pharmaceutical scientist creates a pill that makes people remember their happiest memory, and although it’s successful, it has unfortunate side effects.

Delightfully weird and camp 1980s Japanese cult film about the Stardust Brothers a pop duo manufactured by a shady music mogul transforms them into a girl-friendly, silver-jumpsuited, synth-pop sensation until audiences grow tired of them. Macoto Tezuka.  

Beautifully restored and now complete version (from a print from in 2008 in Buenos Aires) of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

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

David Cronenberg’s hallucinatory take on William S. Burroughs’ unfilmable novel. Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, 1991.  

A frustrated artist goes along with his friend’s crazy get-rich-quick scheme in this hilarious tale of crime and friendship. Tired of his boring day job, Desmond agrees to take part in a wild plot conceived by his crazy roommate to rob a bank

Originally shot in 1984 and not finished until 2021, a sound technician for a news station becomes a vigilante ninja in New York City after his pregnant wife is murdered. Don Wilson, Michael Berryman, Linnea Quigley, 2021.  

Infamous sleazy horror film that brings together softcore sex, hardcore violence, Satanic sex cults and a limb-tearing, gut-slinging, dick-ripping beast for “the best and bloodiest Bigfoot movie ever made.”  

A special task force takes on a risky operation to evacuate civilians amid civil war. Based on the 2015 mission to rescue Chinese citizens in Yemen.

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.  

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.  

Double bill off the wall comedies PORKY’S II (Bob Clark 1983), PORKY’S REVENGE (James Komack 1985) 

All the Problems of a child you could ask for in this double feature two pack!

Based on the popular Marvel comic book, this film begins with Frank Castle (Dolph Lundgren) as a respected police officer dedicated to eradicating the Mafia’s influence — that is, until the mob responds with a lethal car bomb that decimates Castle’s family. Now, filled with rage and presumed dead from the horrific explosion, Castle takes to the city’s underground sewer tunnels to bring his own brutal brand of vigilante justice to the streets and wreak vengeance on those who killed his family.

One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon’s enduring splatter-comedy classic returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features! Stuart Gordon (1985)  

A fertility scientist turns into a monster after being bitten by a mutant rabbit.

David returns to Salem, finding the formerly warm and friendly community to be downright sinister; he suspects that the bizarre behaviour of his old neighbours is due to the work of an eccentric antiques dealer.

Morbidly funny comedy about a pair of friends who learn that their freakishly affordable apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side that turns out to have been owned by the late paedophile mogul Jeffrey Epstein. Madeline Quinn, Betsey Brown, Stephen Gurewit  

In this classy cult film a teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a gang of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and killed her best friend. Linda Blair, Robert Dryer, John Vernon, 1984.

Double feature release of two of Zebedy Colt’s 1970’s “42nd Street” grindhouse adult features Sharon / Terri’s Revenge.  

Classic Canuxploitation film set during the actual 1981 Halifax Police strike about a gang of hoodlums who accidentally kill the owner of a gay bar. Paul Donovan, Maura O’Connell, 1983.  

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.  

An innocent passer-by finds a dying woman and quickly finds himself fingered as the most likely suspect in her murder. Brian Damude (1975) 

Over the course of six weeks during the summer of 1969, thousands of people attend the Harlem Cultural Festival to celebrate Black history, culture, music, and fashion.

Life is looking pretty bleak for theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman). His wife and daughter have left him, his therapist is more interested in plugging her new book than helping him with his problems, and a strange disease is causing his body to shut down. Caden leaves his home in Schenectady, New York, and heads to New York City, where he gathers a cast of actors and tells them to live their lives within the constructs of a mock-up of the city.

Grace Jones stars in this stylish 80’s vampire classic where two fraternity pledges get more then they bargained for when they go searching for strippers. Richard Wenk (1986)  

Ugandan action Double Bill! WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX (Nabwana I.G.G. 2010), BAD BLACK! (Nabwana I.G.G. 2016)  

A man tortures a naked, bound victim while a bored-looking woman watches and occasionally records the proceedings. Domiziano Cristopharo, 2017. 

And there we go guys, this week’s fine selection of cinema. Some true beauties on here. Hope to see you down the road. And remember…the videostore loves ya…Cheers!