Another Week…A Lot Of Movies For The Videostore…

Well October is winding down so the videostore has one more week to bring in some titles for you fellow movie nerds. It’s honestly quite a mixed bag of random genre titles so maybe there is something for everyone here. Let’s find out shall we…

A spaghetti western co-stars screen great Eli Wallach as a thief who takes $300,000 from two hombres of questionable moral fibre, then proceeds to spread the cash around generously. Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, 1968.  

After being fired, a high school educator goes on a killing spree, stalking his former female students at their slumber party. Jared Masters (2014)  

BACK IN STOCK! In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo’s supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment’s secrets.

A fantastic 5 movie collection of Hitchcock goodness including the shop’s personal favourite…Strangers On A Train!

BACK IN STOCK! An elite American soldier, skilled in martial arts, single-handedly takes on mercenaries in the Philippines. Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Judie Aronson, Sam Firstenberg, 1985  

BACK IN STOCK! Takashi Miike directs this manga adaptation about a group of high school students forced to play an ultraviolent game of death. Sota Fukushi, 2014. 

One of the most acclaimed and terrifying horror films of the 1970s! A family’s real estate score becomes increasingly strange as a dark supernatural presence asserts its control over the family and home. James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, 1979.  

Luis Bunuel’s provacative examination of the desire and fetishistic pleasure of a chilly Paris housewife who works as a bordello prostitute by day. Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli. 1967.  

Explore the independent horror film scene that Florida has been vigorously pumping out since the invention of film. Sean Donohue, 2022.  

BACK IN STOCK! A mad scientist’s revolutionary new supplements designed for yuppies have a few unfortunate side-effects – your body melts! Ian Smith, Philip Brophy, 1993.  

Compelling exploration of the life and career of Boris Karloff, the iconic star of such horror classics as Frankenstein, The Mummy and many more.  

Zhuo (Leslie Cheung), a master swordsman, is in charge of an army chosen to protect China from an evil cult. During a battle with the enemy, Zhuo falls in love with Lian (Brigitte Lin), a young woman who was raised by wolves and then adopted by the Siamese twins who lead the cult. The two seek a life of peace and quiet, but when Zhuo’s colleagues are mysteriously slaughtered, survivors believe Lian is the culprit. Zhuo finds himself forced to turn against his beloved.

Unusual spoof of old gangster movies in which a cast made up entirely of children sings and dances its way around Prohibition-era sets, substituting toy guns and whipped cream for machine guns and bullets.

Very loosely adapted from several Edgar Allan Poe short stories, a serial killer preying on mentally unstable women. Robert Vaughn, Donald Pleasence, Ginger Lynn, John Carradine, Arnold Vosloo, Gérard Kikoïne, 1989.  

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! One of the sleaziest & trashiest Canadian films of the 70’s! A dopey couple find themselves in an isolated small town inhabited by the “blood-hungry honeys” of the title. Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Ivan Reitman, 1973. 

BACK IN STOCK! Nice triple feature of one vengeneful young woman.

BACK IN STOCK! America had Al Capone; England, the Kray brothers and Australia – proving once and for all its antipodean sense of humor – has Mark “Chopper” Read. “Chopper” is inspired by the books of Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read, arguably Australia’s most infamous former criminal. “Chopper” draws on police records, court transcripts, news coverage and interviews with people who knew Chopper Read.

In this odd comedy from Dusan Makavejev, an American Coca-Cola marketing guru stumbles into the Australian Outback in an effort to increase sales, discovers a local bottler and sets out to buy them out or put them out of business. Eric Roberts,1985.  

Count Yorga Double Bill! COUNT YORGA VAMPIRE (Bob Kelljan 1970), RETURN OF COUNT YORGA (Bob Kelljan 1971)  

BACK IN STOCK! Deluxe blu-ray edition of Ruggero Deodato’s infamous 1980 exploitation film. Newly restored high definition print and new bonus features.  

An ophthalmologist’s mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman. Martin Landau, Claire Bloom, Anjelica Huston, Woody Allen, 1989. 

BACK IN STOCK! Without remembering how they got there, several strangers awaken in a prison of cubic cells, some of them booby-trapped. There’s onetime cop Quentin (Maurice Dean Wint), scientist Holloway (Nicky Guadagni), young math genius Leaven (Nicole de Boer), master of escapes Rennes (Wayne Robson), autistic savant Kazan (Andrew Miller) and architect Worth (David Hewlett), who might have more information on the maze than he lets on. The prisoners must use their combined skills if they are to escape.

A five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions.  

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 very low budget western-horror that might be the only straight-up cowboy slasher in existence. Vic Alexander, 1991.  

A pimp (Howard Hesseman) on the run trusts his call girls to a meek professor of literature (Dan Aykroyd), who accepts the challenge.

BACK IN STOCK! Alejandro Jodorowsky’s legendary surreal, biblical spaghetti “eastern” midnight movie follows a gunfighter as he reaches the top and becomes a holy man. 1970. 

Ozploitation classic! A young woman running an animal sanctuary in the outback takes her revenge on a trio of kangaroo hunters who terrorized her. Cassandra Delaney, Peter Ford, David Sandford, Mario Andreacchio, 1986.  

A culinary performance art troupe undergoes a one-month residency at the Sonic Catering Institute, hampered by cutthroat rivalries and a chronic case of flatulence. Harry Alexander, Paolo Bafico, Leo Bill, Peter Strickland, 2022.  

Exploding out of the German horror underground, a pair of films that are cinematic equivalents of DIY comic books that were made by a teenage stoner while experimenting with bootleg acid!  

A documentary which explores the life of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, Hallelujah. Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine, 2021. 

Michael returns to Haddonfield! 4K restoration of the 4th entry in the long running franchise.  

BACK IN STOCK! Traumatically jilted a psycho turns to brutally dispatching brides-to-be in this distastefully bad slasher notable as the first movie appearance of Tom Hanks! Don Scardino, Caitlin O’Heaney, Elizabeth Kemp, Armand Mastroianni, 1980.

BACK IN STOCK! Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to hunt down a gruesome serial killer who is terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a maze of horror, which may lead them into the depths of hell.

A documentary which looks at Minnesota’s unforgiving North Country hockey culture, following senior boys from rival communities who skate for a last chance to etch their names into local lore. 2021.  

70s European trash-horror involving a vampire who is strangling topless women he picks up on the highway. José Luis Madrid, 1971.  

BACK IN STOCK! Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, a man begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire’s castle under false pretenses. Terence Fisher (1958)  

Indescribable psychedelic Japanse ghost tale that’s equal parts absurd and nightmarish, Scooby Doo and Mario Bava. Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977. 

BACK IN STOCK! An unemployed, nameless horse butcher (Philippe Nahon) living in northern France violently assaults his wife, steals a gun, and makes his way home to Paris – where he plans his revenge against a society that has left him feel alone and abandoned.

A genre defying Hong Kong cinema, complete with sword fights, gunplay, and a healthy dose of dark and mystical elements about a frozen Ming Dynasty royal guard & the equally frigid rapist-killer he’s tracking are thawed out in modern-day Hong Kong. 1989.  

Documentary series hosted by Zachary Quinto based on the 1970s series that examined unexplained phenomena from all over the world.

A financially strapped couple are made an offer by billionaire – sleep with him and you will be set for life. Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Robert Redford, Adrian Lyne, 1993.  

Deeply unsettling Norwegian horror about a group of children who develop extraordinary psychic abilities which begin to corrupt them. Eskil Vogt, 2021. 

BACK IN STOCK! When a demon takes possession of her, high-school hottie Jennifer (Megan Fox) turns a hungry eye on guys who never stood a chance with her before. While evil Jennifer satisfies her appetite for human flesh with the school’s male population, her nerdy friend, Needy (Amanda Seyfried), learns what’s happening and vows to put an end to the carnage.

A singular Vietnamese splatter film about a very dysfunctional family with scenes of cannibalism, necrophilia, rape and premeditated murder. Le Binh Giang, 2012.  

A pair of veteran sailors are tasked with taking a young sailor from a Virginia Naval Base to a New Hampshire Naval Prison to serve an 8-year sentence for a trivial offense they decide to show him a good time on their journey north. Jack Nicholson  

BACK IN STOCK! Featuring Viggo Mortensen, two college students are stalked by the menacing Leatherface and his demented family…a bizarre cannibalistic clan with blood on their hands and a feast on their minds. Jeff Burr (1990)  

BACK IN STOCK! Nature fights back when a careless couple go camping in this gritty & violent Australian film. John Hargreaves, 1978. 

BACK IN STOCK! Ami loses her brother to yakuza bullies then her arm when she seeks retribution. Two mechanics take pity on her and create a new limb out of a machine gun allowing her and a chain-saw wielding woman to seek out their revenge.

In this comedy a former mobster’s moll goes on the run when her gangster husband gets murdered. Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, Dean Stockwell, Alec Baldwin, Mercedes Ruehl, Jonathan Demme, 1988. 

BACK IN STOCK! A high-tech soldier (Barry Bostwick) with a flying motorcycle leads troops to the rescue of a ruler (Persis Khambatta) and her people.

BACK IN STOCK! After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Terror mounts as deadly creatures reveal themselves outside, but that may be nothing compared to the threat within, where a zealot (Marcia Gay Harden) calls for a sacrifice.

BACK IN STOCK! Cult homage to the Universal monster matinees of the 1940s. Duncan Regehr, Tom Noonan, Fred Dekker, 1987.  

BACK IN STOCK! 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  

The first in a series of bonkers direct-to-video genre films directed by Tim Kincaid for producer Charles Band’s Empire Pictures! In this ridiculously gory movie, mutants fight cyborgs in a future apocalypse. 1987.  

BACK IN STOCK! Ozploitation slasher about murders in a old age home. Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt, Alex Scott, Tony Williams, 1982  

BACK IN STOCK! A young man set up as the fall guy in a string of brutal slasher murders decides he’ll hide by sneaking into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian where shape-shifting beings – The Nightbreed – dwell. Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Clive Barker.  

One of the most important Canadian films of all time, a gritty, low budget Canadian answer to Rebel Without a Cause. Includes 3 early shorts from director Don Owen.  

Two siblings running a horse ranch in California discover something wonderful and sinister in the skies above, while the owner of an adjacent theme park tries to profit from the mysterious, otherworldly phenomenon.

BACK IN STOCK! A modern-day nunsploitation film! A nun is abused, brainwashed and drugged into submission and left for dead. But God gives her a mission of vengeance! Joseph Guzman, 2010.  

Legendary martial arts star CHUCK NORRIS teams up with screen legend LEE VAN CLEEF to takes on a deadly terrorist training camp known only as The Octagon in this deadly tale of 80’s revenge! 1980  

7-disc set of the entire first season of the cult science fiction anthology series.  

A rambunctious look at a struggling New York tabloid where every member of the all-star staff must battle personal life crises as they race to put the next edition to bed. Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Ron Howard, 1994.  

BACK IN STOCK! Starring Jennifer Connelly and Donald Pleasence, A young girl who can communicate with insects is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders. Dario Argento (1985)  

Hoping to heal from a tragedy, a woman and her friends embark on a kayaking and diving adventure in tropical waters. However, the fun soon turns to terror when they find themselves fighting for their lives against a great white shark.

BACK IN STOCK! One of the more infamous Hong Kong action films to be released in the 80s – a Hong Kong lawyer becomes a vigilante, partly for justice and partly for revenge! Includes all 3 different cuts. Biao Yuen, Cynthia Rothrock, Corey Yuen, 1986.  

BACK IN STOCK! The Legendary Splatter Fu Film!

A cyborg girl & her sister run amuck with heavy weaponry in this over-the-top Japanese splatter film. Yûki Kobayashi, 2019. 

BACK IN STOCK! They don’t come prescient or cheesier then this violent Arnie sci-fi thriller about a reality TV show where criminals fight for their lives. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Brown, Yaphet Kotto, Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Jesse Ventura, 1987.  

Newly restored in 4K, David Buckley’s landmark pornographic excursion into bisexuality, 70s relationship politics, and the historical importance of gay bathhouse culture! 1975.  

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.  

Back In Stock! The entire SAW franchise in one Blu Ray set!

IMPORT BLU RAY. Unable to accept the fact that her daughter is dying, Rose (Radha Mitchell) decides to take the girl to a faith healer. On the way, the pair drive through a portal in reality, leading to an eerie town called Silent Hill. The town is surrounded by a potent darkness, and the human survivors fight a losing battle against it.

BACK IN STOCK! A California teen’s worst nightmares about his parents come true when he returns home to find a grotesque party in full swing.

CULT CLASSIC ALERT! Bald Black Alice (Rob Hartley), backed by heavy metal, tries to prevent a nuclear disaster in futuristic Oceana.

BACK IN STOCK! 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.

BACK IN STOCK! 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)  

 A fired educator snaps and goes on a merciless killing spree, terrorizing his former female students at their slumber party

BACK IN STOCK! A crazy clown stalks and tries to kill three women in a wretched old apartment building on Halloween night.

The powerful story of the most iconic heavy metal/art collective/monster band in the universe, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years.  

Documentary which follows one man’s dream – to have his favourite rock band, the Foo Fighters, come and play in his small Italian village. Anita Rivaroli, 2020.  

An automated girl and tortoise warrior embark on a journey with a band of outlaws to find an ancient relic that can defeat a mechanized army.

The untold story of the world’s longest running video show, a hip hop mainstay since 1983, Video Music Box.  

And there we go guys! Lots of goodies coming into the shop this week. Hope something here gets you excited. Cheers!

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