And The Year Comes To An End…With Some New Movies Hitting The Shop!

Well the unique year of 2020 is coming to a close and for the most part good I suppose. Anyways the videostore hopes we have some solid gems that make it to the shop in time to say good bye to the year. Fingeres crossed they come on Thursday since I paid extra money for a rush delivery but hey…we’ll just se what happens. Either way here’s what is coming in that shipment regardless…

An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), the “man behind the curtain”, and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema. Alexandre O. Philippe (2017)  

Ahh Steven Seagal. You were something special at a certain point in the action era world. Here is a sweet triple pack on Blu Ray to remind us of that bygone era.

To the Los Angeles elite, Ford Fairlane (Andrew “Dice” Clay) is known as “Mr. Rock ‘n’ Roll Detective.” This loudmouthed ladies’ man serves an exclusive rock star clientele, who depend on his keen eye and smug discretion. So when a heavy-metal musician dies mid-concert, Fairlane is on the case before the lights come up. But things turn shocking when radio personality Johnny Crunch (Gilbert Gottfried) hires Fairlane to find a missing groupie mere hours before he is electrocuted live on air.

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.

A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. Frank Henenlotter (1982)  

A romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests – and the surrounding environment – exhibit signs of a mysterious infection. Liana Liberato, Noah Le Gros, Jake Weber, Jeffrey A. Brown, 2019 

Includes: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure / Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey  

A young bride-to-be is bitten by a mysterious insect, conflicting with her wedding anxiety as she begins to physically transform into something other than human. Chad Archibald (2015)  

Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously. Chuck Russell (1988) 

Mario Bava’s Italian classic that would spearhead the giallo genre, provide a prototype for the slasher movie, and have a huge effect on filmmakers as diverse as Dario Argento and Martin Scorsese!  

An ominous piece of news sends a drifter (Macon Blair) back to his hometown to exact brutal — and inept — revenge for the deaths of his parents.

Based on Clive Barker’s horror legend The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a sceptical grad student researching the monster’s myth. Bernard Rose (1992) 

Dean and Colin, two working-class carpet fitters, are called on a job in the middle of nowhere by a sweet elderly lady Mrs Hanning. However, the house has its own secrets and the two quickly realise that this maybe the last job they ever go to.

Tom Laughlin directs and stars as the iconic justice fighter Billy Jack in this collection of all 4 titles! BORN LOSERS (1967), BILLY JACK (1971), THE TRIAL OF BILLY JACK (1974), BILLY JACK GOES TO WASHINGTON (1977)  

The night before his wedding, musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée are brutally murdered by members of a violent inner-city gang. On the anniversary of their death, Eric rises from the grave and assumes the gothic mantle of the Crow, a supernatural avenger. Tracking down the thugs responsible for the crimes and mercilessly murdering them, Eric eventually confronts head gangster Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) to complete his macabre mission.

The chilling story of identical twin gynecologists who share the same practice, same apartment and the same women. When a new patient challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs and madness. Jeremy Irons. 

Low rent post-apocalyptic double feature: Canadian cult film Def-Con 4 which features a bravura performance by Maury Chaykin (1985) & the goofy Roddy Piper vehicle Hell Comes to Frog Town. 

Two young women terrorized by a group of small town psychos seek revenge on their tormentors.

From the creators of The Greasy Strangler…Lulu Danger’s unhappy marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform.

In 1980 Texas, a college freshman (Blake Jenner) meets his new baseball teammates (Will Brittain, Ryan Guzman), an unruly group of disco-dancing, skirt-chasing partyers

George C. Scott stars in this return to the terrifying saga of demonic possession as s police lieutenant in spiritual crisis tracks a rash of murders seeming to copycat a long dead serial killer. William Peter Blatty (1990)  

Young Ben Crandall (Ethan Hawke) spends his free time watching sci-fi films, playing video games and reading comic books. Surprisingly, his affinity for all things fantastical yields a real result — when he has a vivid dream about technology, his science-loving friend Wolfgang Muller (River Phoenix) manages to create a working spacecraft. Joined by their buddy Darren Woods (Jason Presson), the boys take off into outer space and encounter some very odd extraterrestrial life.

This fantastical animated movie by cult filmmaker Ralph Bakshi finds the villainous Nekron and his mother, Queen Juliana, attacking the human race from their frigid fortress. Creating mass destruction with huge glaciers, Nekron and Juliana incur the wrath of Larn, a warrior whose entire village was destroyed by ice. When Nekron’s underlings kidnap the beautiful Princess Teegra, Larn sets out to rescue her, assisted by the fierce and enigmatic Darkwolf.

Starring Peter Cushing. An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around a British antique shop and its mysterious owner. Kevin Connor (1974)  

Patrick Stewart features in this horror thriller where, after witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads. Jeremy Saulnier (2015)  

Simpleton bachelor Fred Chaney (Goldthwait) inherits a buck-toothed horse named Don and one half of a stock brokerage firm from his dead mother. He discovers Don is a talking horse (who can also speak the language of several other animals) that belonged to his deceased father.

Cult werewolf from Joe Dante. Written by John Sayles. Music score is composed by Pino Donaggio. Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, 1981. 

Season 14 of the gang from Paddy’s Pub!

The vehicle containing notorious serial killer Jack Frost collides with a hazardous chemical truck, turning Jack into a snow covered mutant and unleashing him on the unsuspecting town of Snomonton, The Snowman Capitol of the Midwest. Michael Cooney (1997) 

Bruce Willis double feature on Blu Ray and it’s a beauty! Both movies are showing Bruno at his best.

A twisted love triangle develops among a Spanish clown (Carlos Areces), his cruel rival (Antonio de la Torre) and the rival’s abused — but lustful — wife (Carolina Bang).

A New Zealand black comedy about two friends who decide to work for an underworld character after a fiasco delivering pizza. Paul Murphy, 2020. 

A serial killer (Elijah Wood) removes his victims’ scalps and attaches them to the vintage mannequins he restores in his late mother’s shop.

Starring Emilio Estevez, a group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal. Stephen King (1986)  

Set towards the end of World War II, the film tells the story of an American intelligence unit which finds a German platoon that wishes to surrender. Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, Arye Gross, Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Keith Gordon, 1992. 

Cult film about a farmer who murders passers-by and then creates delicious smoked meat from their flesh! Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Kevin Connor, 1980 

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, a karate school master trained by the ghost of Bruce Lee must confront the Seattle mafia’s undefeated enforcer in a deadly trial by combat over the fate of the city. Directed by action master Corey Yuen (1986) 

A blade-wielding psychopath is on the loose, turning The Big Apple bright red with the blood of beautiful young women. As NYPD detectives follow the trail of butchery from the decks of the Staten Island Ferry to the sex shows of Times Square, each more brutal.

 Dae-Su is an obnoxious drunk bailed from the police station yet again by a friend. However, he’s abducted from the street and wakes up in a cell, where he remains for the next 15 years, drugged unconscious when human contact is unavoidable, otherwise with only the television as company. And then, suddenly released, he is invited to track down his jailor with a denouement that is simply stunning.

When a young opera singer takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Verdi’s Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly forces the diva to watch the brutal murders of her friends. Will the woman’s recurring nightmare.

The Tallman’s greatest hits in this 5 movie collection!

The double feature of the best action combo in the last decade in cinema.

Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton as a weathered repo man in desolate downtown Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing.  

Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time’s an undead charm. Ken Wiederhorn (1988)  

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. Konchalovsky (1985) 

The first three Scream movies together along with with 2 feature length documentaries.

Starring Peter Weller, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers designed for one purpose only — to hunt down and destroy all enemy life forms. Christian Duguay (1995)  

Mad Max meets Star Wars in this Canadian made sci-fi epic produced by Ivan Reitman about a Space Rogue with a heart of Gold who helps save some missing girls from cyborg Michael Ironside and his bomb throwing midgets. Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, 1983.

Looking for a way out of their mundane government jobs, Austin Millbarge (Dan Aykroyd) and Emmett Fitz-Hume (Chevy Chase) take the entrance exam for a CIA espionage program. Immediately chosen to take part in a top-secret mission in the Middle East by the officious Gen. Sline (Steve Forrest), the new recruits are set upon by Soviet forces in Afghanistan. Soon it becomes clear that the hapless pair are being used as decoys to expose the Russians for a Cold War nuclear showdown.

When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly Watt (Jill Wagner) and boyfriend Seth Belzer (Paulo Costanzo) decide to check into a motel. On their way, they’re carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis Farell (Shea Whigham) and Lacey Belisle (Rachel Krebs), who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. Along the way, they encounter an increasingly terrifying horde of parasites, and if any of them intend to survive, they’ll have to outsmart the deadly organisms.

In their quest for free beer, bumbling Canadian brothers Bob (Rick Moranis) and Doug McKenzie (Dave Thomas) wind up working at the Elsinore Brewery. The hapless lads uncover a sinister mind-control plot spearheaded by Brewmeister Smith (Max von Sydow) and must stop the scheme, which also involves Uncle Claude (Paul Dooley), a member of the Elsinore family. As Bob and Doug try to prevent Smith from taking over the world, they also manage to drink plenty of their favorite sudsy beverage.

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)  

In this Western comedy, a Spanish nobleman on the run enlists the aid of an outlaw and his Native companion to escape the Calvary. Dean Martin, Alain Delon, Rosemary Forsyth, Michael Gordon, 1966. 

Double feature of the Taiwanese giant snake movie Thunder of Gigantic Serpent and Japanese Planet of the Apes TV show ripoff Time of the Apes.  

Everyone wants a piece of the action – and the treasure – as Bill Paxton (Titanic, Twister) and William Sadler take on a ruthless gang in this high-caliber thriller. Ice-T, Ice Cube, Walter Hill, 1992. 

In this British Horror film, a group of twentysomethings camping wake to discover that they have been rigged to explode and must compete in a deadly game in order to survive. Alastair Orr, 2020. 

The feature version recounts the exploits of a special effects “wizard” (played by Jittlov) trying to fulfill his dream of making a full-length movie. The tricks of movie magic are exposed; but so are the tribulations of the independent moviemaker working around the heavily unionized Hollywood film industry.

Branded as the most hated man in wrestling after winning a highly controversial WCW World Heavyweight Championship in 2000, actor David Arquette attempts a rocky return to the sport that stalled his promising Hollywood career.  

So have a good new year everyone and let’s see what 2021 brings us. Hopefully some more great or silly ass cinema. Remember the videostore loves you. Cheers!

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