Another Sweet Week Of Cinema At The Videostore…

Hey kids, sorry about posting the new movie list late this week. I was out of town doing some filming for the Last Video Store Movie but here I am on this late night with coffee in hand and no sleep typing it up so your know what to expect this week. The exciting one for myself is the forgotten James (Guardians Of The Galaxy) Gunn 2001 satire on Superhero groups called the Specials which got an anniversary Blu Ray release finally! The least superhero movie ever made but it works and is pretty damn funny. Recommended!

The Clinter returns to the shop in this sweet 4 movie collection on Blu Ray Dirty HArry himself. Beauty!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart’s downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.

4K Edition of the Jon Landis cult classic returns to the shop!

BACK IN STOCK! 15 hours of Ash Williams!

A former beach boy and his wife learn how times have changed when they return to their old California haunts, including the beach where they met 25 years ago.

An aspiring DJ, from the South Bronx, and his best friend, a promoter, try to get into show business by exposing people to hip-hop music and culture. Rae Dawn Chong, Guy Davis, Robert Taylor, Jon Chardiet, Stan Lathan, 1984.  

Filmmaker Peter Jackson presents restored, never-before-seen footage of the Beatles during their recording sessions of the album “Let It Be.”

BACK IN STOCK! Special edition blu-ray release with soundtrack of the insane gorefest masterpiece by Italian gore auteur Lucio Fulci. 1981.  

BACK IN STOCK! 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)  

BACK IN STOCK! Seminal Slasher classic where Todd is institutionalised for a murder his twin committed. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighbourhood. John Grissmer (1987)  

Starring Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton, In a showdown of man versus machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation. Adam Simon (1990)  

Documentary which explores the extraordinary life of legendary wrestler Bruno Sammartino. Patrea Patrick, 2019. 

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?

BACK IN STOCK! Wonderfully goofy cult horror that gave the world the acronym C.H.U.D. (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers). John Heard, Daniel Stern, 1984.  

BACK IN STOCK! Authoritative edition of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 4K restoration scanned from the (mostly) preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive.  

BACK IN STOCK AND VIDEOSTORE FAV! 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.  

The lives of various characters intersect at Harlem’s renowned Cotton Club. Handsome horn player Dix Dwyer (Richard Gere) falls for Vera Cicero (Diane Lane), the stunning girlfriend of famous gangster Dutch Schultz (James Remar). Meanwhile Dix’s brother, Vincent (Nicolas Cage), falls in with Schultz’s crew, while Owney Madden (Bob Hoskins), the jazz venue’s proprietor, has his own mob ties. Although Dix goes on to become a Hollywood actor, his life doesn’t get any less complicated or dangerous.

IMPORT 4K Boxset Of The CLASSIC! he United States is devastated by a mysterious plague that reanimates recently-dead human beings as flesh-eating ghouls. At the dawn of the crisis, it has been reported that millions of people have died and reanimated; despite the government’s best efforts, social order is collapsing.

A noxious pandemic denier who flouts all contagion-prevention protocols encounters a deadly killer in this COVID era film. Annie Hardy, Amar Chadha-Patel, Rob Savage, 2021.  

When a mute woman suffering from amnesia (Emma Thompson) arrives at the gates of an old orphanage, private investigator Mike Church (Kenneth Branagh) is asked to find out who she is. With the help of a hypnotist (Derek Jacobi), the woman regains her voice and recalls vivid past memories of a couple from the 1940s torn apart by murder. Church begins to develop feelings for the woman, who he calls Grace, and then discovers he has a connection to the tragic couple from the 40s.

Sweet Double Feature coming at you Blu Ray Style! Hell ya Lee Marvin!

Russian supernatural horror about the vengeful spirit of an ex-girlfriend who makes life hell for the man who scorned her. Evgeniy Puzyrevskiy, 2021.  

BACK IN STOCK! Georges Franju’s influential horror film about a brilliant, obsessive doctor who attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price. Edith Scob, Pierre Brasseur, 1960.  

BACK IN STOCK! Starring Adam Arkin, a teenager becomes a werewolf after a family vacation in Transylvania. Larry Cohen (1981)  

GHOSTHOUSE: A teenager and her boyfriend learn that strange radio messages are screams from the future. WITCHERY:A photographer (David Hasselhoff) and others (Linda Blair, Catherine Hickland) are stranded at a Massachusetts island hotel haunted by a woman in black.

A twisted tale of delinquency pushed to its horrifying extreme, where Class of 1984 meets I Spit on Your Grave! Christopher Cousins, Christopher Stryker, 1989.  

Japanese action horror, a man witnesses a traffic accident killing the victim instantly, but the victim’s body stands up and walks away. Is another one of his hallucinations, because strange events begin happening around him. Shinsuke Sato (2015) 

30 years after his renowned film JFK, Oliver Stone takes viewers on a thought-provoking journey through recently declassified evidence in the assassination of JFK in both JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass and the 4-part series JFK: Destiny Betrayed  

John Carpenter’s neo-western action horror about a team of vampire hunters hunting a powerful vampire from gaining a sacred religious relic. James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Maximilian Schell, 1998. 

BACK IN STOCK! From the director of Squirm, an extremely eerie and beautifully shot camping slasher. George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon, Jeff Lieberman,1981.  

BACK IN STOCK! Hugh Grant stars in Ken Russell’s delirious horror comedy where a Scottish archaeologist uncovers an ancient worm cult, but has he just released the monster himself? Ken Russell (1988)  

BACK IN STOCK! A sexy space vampire comes to earth and begins to transform the population of London into zombies. From director Tobe Hooper and writer Dan O’Bannon. Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, 1985. 

In this film from Quebec, a man who gets drawn into Montreal’s organized crime underground through his friendship with Giaco Paterno, the son of a major mafia boss. Antonello Cozzolino, Valérie d’Auteuil, Podz, 2019.  

Set in the 1950s, a mother flees from her abusive ex-husband and takes their son with her but their new home may be haunted by a monstrous creature. Christina Ricci, Colleen Camp, 2022.  

When a creepy older man named Leland Gaunt (Max von Sydow) moves to a small town in Maine and sets up an antique shop, bad things soon follow. Gaunt has the remarkable ability of selling people exactly what they want most, but his ideal purchases come at a price that involves more than just money. Through Gaunt’s manipulation, the citizens of the town gradually turn on one another, resulting in violence that Sheriff Alan Pangborn (Ed Harris) struggles to contain.

BACK IN STOCK! Unwitting teens release an evil they can’t handle. Stylishly directed by legendary Aussie director Brian Trenchard-Smith of Stunt Rock fame. 1994.  

A scientist begins injecting rabbits with genetically mutated blood to develop a method of disrupting rabbit reproduction. One escapes, resulting in a race of bloodthirsty, wolf-sized, man-, horse-, and cow-eating bunnies. William F. Claxton (1972)  

Prince Amleth is on the verge of becoming a man when his father is brutally murdered by his uncle, who kidnaps the boy’s mother. Two decades later, Amleth is now a Viking who raids Slavic villages. He soon meets a sees who reminds him of his vow — save his mother, kill his uncle, avenge his father.

BACK IN STOCK! In this highly influential silent horror film, the mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta Schroeder). After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile Orlok’s servant, Knock (Alexander Granach), prepares for his master to arrive at his new home.

An illegal immigrant living in Hong Kong does humiliating things to survive.

John Waters’ infamous and daring cinematic transgression! On Criterion!  

BACK IN STOCK! When disc jockey Grant Mazzy (Stephen McHattie) reports to his basement radio station in the Canadian town of Pontypool, he thinks it’s just another day at work. But when he hears reports of a virus that turns people into zombies, Mazzy barricades himself in the radio booth and tries to figure out a way to warn his listeners about the virus and its unlikely mode of transmission: the English language.

When a dispute occurs between a logging operation and a nearby Native American tribe, Dr. Robert Verne (Robert Foxworth) and his wife, Maggie (Talia Shire), are sent in to mediate. Chief John Hawks (Armand Assante) insists the loggers are poisoning the water supply, and, though company man Isley (Richard Dysart) denies it, the Vernes can’t ignore the strangely mutated wildlife roaming the woods. Robert captures a bear cub for testing and soon finds himself the target of an angry mutant grizzly.

BACK IN STOCK! 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)  

BACK IN STOCK! The entire Re-Animator franchise on beautiful DVD Import Set!

Ultra gory inventive Taiwan-set horror in which a virus turns the infected into monsters propelled by their worst instincts. Rob Jabbaz, 2021.  

In the near future, as America virtually loses the war on drugs, Robert Arctor, a narcotics cop in Orange County, Calif., becomes an addict when he goes under cover. He is wooing Donna, a dealer, to ferret out her supplier. At the same time, he receives orders to spy on his housemates, one of whom is suspected of being Donna’s biggest customer.

A droll Japanese triptych of kinky food obsessions, sex and perverse manipulation. Manami Hashimoto, Ryô Ikeda, Mukau Nakamura, Kôta Yoshida, 2021.  

Some dumb young adults steal jetskis and head out to sea where a deadly head on collision leaves them floating in the middle of nowhere with a vicious shark waiting below. Holly Earl, Jack Trueman, Catherine Hannay, James Nunn, 2022.  

BACK IN STOCK! 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.  

In a crowded and competitive market, wannabe superheroes (Rob Lowe, Jamie Kennedy, Thomas Haden Church) pride themselves on being the seventh-best unit in the world.

BACK IN STOCK! After being institutionalized in a mental hospital, Korean teen Su-mi (Yum Jung-ah) reunites with her beloved sister, Su-yeon (Im Soo-jung), and they return to live at their country home. The girls’ widower father (Moon Geun-young) has remarried, and the siblings are immediately resentful of his new wife, Eun-joo (Kim Kap-soo). As Su-mi and Su-yeon try to resume their regular lives, strange events plague the house, leading to surprising revelations and a shocking conclusion.

BACK IN STOCK! James Caan and Michael Mann combine forces for a brilliant film! 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)  

BACK IN STOCK! A local public station gets a new owner. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor. ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, 1989.  

And there we go guys, your fine new videostore for the week. Hope something excites you or atleast makes you curious. Never forget the videostore loves ya! Cheers! See you soon.

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