Another Week Of Goodies…

Another week comes our way which means more goodies for the videostore and more goodies for your eyes to feast on! From forgotten slasher flicks to forgotten Bruce Campbell movies the videostore aims to bring you something “different” each week regardless if it’s good or bad. It’s different. So with that let’s take a look shall we?

A downtrodden housewife leaves her bullying husband and joins anti-misogynist doomsday cult. Tj Marine, 2021. 

Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s magical and unsettling stop motion transforms the oft told story of Alice in Wonderland into a journey to the darkest recesses of your imagination

Bob Clark’s cult Canadian slasher classic about series of Christmas-time murders in a sorority house. Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin.  

Vanessa Redgrave stars in this stylish crime thriller classic where a mod London photographer may have found evidence of murder in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park. Michelangelo Antonioni (1966)  

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It’s Smokey meets Sexy in this classic tale of the world’s oldest profession – when a group of gorgeous gear-jammers set up a mobile shop peddling their “wares” to truckers. Janus Blythe, Uschi Digard, Catherine Barkley, 1976.  

A military experiment to create a race of super-warriors go awry, and legions of murderous zombies are unleashed upon a surburban neighbourhood. David Irving(1989) 

Starring Charles Bronson, James Mason. With his wife and daughter being held hostage, a seasoned ex-military man is involved in a shady smuggling operation to save his family. Terence Young (1970)  

Import Blu Ray edition of James Dean’s greatest work.

Hammer’s lurid remake of Universal’s classic monster movie Frankenstein. Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee, Terence Fisher, 1957.  

H.P. Lovecraft story of murderous fish people where a boating accident runs a young couple ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring. Stuart Gordon (2001)  

In this cult classic from Spain, a priest is determined to thwart the coming of the Antichrist to present-day Madrid. Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura, Álex de la Iglesia, 1995.  

A newly restored sleaze classic! When a karate master’s father is murdered by a group of thugs hired by the landlords bent on getting rid of the tenants of a dilapidated New York tenement building, he fights back – with a promise of DEATH! Charles Bonet.

3 African American siblings, on the run from the police, take refuge at an abandoned Tennessee ranch which is the home of a cannibalistic Ku Klux Klan cult! Charlie Steeds, 2020.  

Late period Italian Jaws rip-off co-directed by Joe D’Amato about some young men in a small beach community who must stop an evil First Nations spirit inhabiting a killer shark. 1990.  

A bored suburban housewife, seeking adventure to her life, accidentally gets hit on the head, wakes up with amnesia, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan. Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, 1985.  

A psychiatrist (David Gant) brings a murderer (Andrew Howard) to an abandoned asylum to uncover the truth behind a girl’s death.

In this intense thriller, 5 young adventurers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of a legendary paranormal mystery. Richard Reid, Gemma Atkinson, Renny Harlin, 2013. 

During a routine nighttime training mission in the Scottish Highlands, a small squad of British soldiers expected to rendezvous with a special ops unit instead find a bloody massacre with a sole survivor. The savage attackers of the special ops team return, and the men are rescued by Megan (Emma Cleasby), a zoologist who identifies what hunts them as werewolves. Without transport or communications, the group is forced to retreat to a farmhouse to wait for the full moon to disappear at dawn.

Raucous British horror comedy about a trio of friends who find themselves in a town infected by a bio-weapon that has turned all the women into the man-hating monsters. Danny Dyer, Stephen Graham, 2009. 

Jim Jarmusch’s cult film about trio of misfits in a Louisiana prison. Roberto Benigni, Tom Waits, John Lurie. 1986.  

An enigmatic man of fast cars and few words, the Driver (Ryan O’Neal) excels at maneuvering getaway vehicles through the tightest of spots, making him quite in demand in criminal circles. His skill and notoriety, however, infuriate the Detective (Bruce Dern), who becomes obsessed with taking the Driver down. Luckily for the speed-loving anti-hero, the Player (Isabelle Adjani), a gorgeous and resourceful woman, is around to help him elude the Detective.

David Mann (Dennis Weaver), a mild mannered electronics salesman, is driving cross-country on a two-lane highway when he encounters an old oil tanker driven by an unseen driver who seems to enjoy annoying him with dangerous antics on the road. Unable to escape the demonic big rig, David finds himself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the monstrous truck. When the pursuit escalates to deadly levels, David must summon his inner warrior and turn the tables on his tormentor.

The rural community of Paddock County is being rocked by the crazed exploits of an axe-wielding psychopath, who stalks the night in a black trenchcoat and mask. José Ramón Larraz (1988)  

STEELCASE EDITION. Elvira quits her TV show and heads for a small “Christian” town to collect on her dead aunt’s inheritance in this horror-comedy. James Signorelli, 1988.  

Ridiculous comedy about a cheerful, completely unreliable real-estate agent who learns he is terminally ill and decides to enlist the aid of a lunatic to help him commit suicide. Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Dom Deluise, Robby Benson, Joanne Woodward.  

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.  

Canadian made Cinemax erotic series which blends scifi noir and erotica. Doug Brode, 2009.  

The security chief (Chuck Norris) of a Hong Kong casino kicks apart a crime gang to avenge his boss (David Opatoshu).

A squad of Russian soldiers must go to a remote East German village to locate missing comrades in the waning days of Word War II. Unearthing a plot to resurrect fallen soldiers, the squad becomes the target of cobbled-together monsters.

Starring Gabriel Byrne, five famous friends spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears in a frenzy of shocking lunacy and horrifying visions as Mary Shelley conceives Frankenstein on a night in Lord Byron’s home. Ken Russell (1986)  

Finnish comedy, Turo (25) is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival of Norway. Juuso Laatio (2018) 

Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again. Tony Randel (1988)  

Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman. The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman. Lars von Trier (2018)  

4K version of the beloved Spaghetti Western classic! Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Sergio Leone, 1967 

After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Roary begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits, but everything changes when the bar tender is drafted for the Golden State Warriors. Richard Donner (1980)  

From cult director Nico Mastorakis, a travelogue of atrocities with scenes so strong that the British Government was once compelled to ban it as a “video nasty”. Fully uncut and newly-restored from the original negative!  

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An unusual musical comedy from Hong Kong directed by Johnnie To and set in a corporate high-rise conjuring a tongue-in-cheek vision of modern capitalism. Chow Yun Fat, 2015. 

A ruthless real estate developer is possessed by the violent spirits of the Native American tribesmen he massacred, which force him to go on an indiscriminate killing spree against his will. Robert Patrick, Joanna Pacula, 1995.  

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s

Based on the best-selling manga series, the six intensely kinetic Lone Wolf and Cub films elevated chambara to bloody, new heights. Tomisaburo Wakayama. 

When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured. Paul Leni (1928)  

A 4K restoration of a cult classic! A psychotic man loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. William Lustig (1980)  

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

Rare shot on video found footage horror film inspired by the then popular alien abduction stories. Tommy Giavocchini, Patrick Kelley, Shirly McCalla, Dean Alioto, 1989. 

Focusing on a selection of hand-colored films, and designed to feature Méliès’ love of storytelling, this collection showcases Méliès’ talent for bringing imagination and fantasy to his films.

A teenage boy comes back from the dead because he is determined to win the most beautiful girl in school. Bob Balaban (1993)  

When an outbreak hits, a man barricades himself inside his apartment as his complex is overrun by the infected & with the world falling apart into chaos, he is left completely alone to fight for his life. Tyler Posey, Summer Spiro, Donald Sutherland, 2020

From writer/director Álex de la Iglesia (DAY OF THE BEAST) comes novelist Barry Gifford’s prequel to WILD AT HEART featuring sociopath priestess Perdita Durango. Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem  

Newly restored Criterion edition of Wim Wenders’ moving character study of a man searching for his estranged wife. written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard. Nastassja Kinski, Harry Dean Stanton.  

Thoughtful sci-fi film about a group of desert ants which develop a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert’s human inhabitants. Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, Lynne Frederick, Saul Bass, 1974  

A stillborn baby girl is abducted by a morgue attendant and brought back to life by electrokinetic power. On her 16th birthday, she escapes captivity and sets out to find her birth mother, leaving a trail of destruction behind her.

Dorothy discovers she is back in the land of Oz, and finds the yellow brick road is now a pile of rubble, and the Emerald City is in ruins. Discovering that the magical land is now under the control of an evil empire, she sets off to rescue the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion with the help of her new friends.

A scientist helps a comic-book artist to become the superhero he has created in order to battle a vicious gang of rapists. J.R. Bookwalter (1989)  

Cult crime thriller featuring Bruce Campbell with an interesting gimmick – the entire film plays out in real-time using only one camera. Josh Becker, 1997. 

a journalism student becomes the prime target of a mysterious killer when she begins to investigate brutal murders of female students. Pamela Ludwig, Dean Hamilton, Roy Thinnes, 1989.  

Friends gather for an online party as the COVID-19 pandemic creates mass chaos in Los Angeles.

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.

Eight people are invited to their old high school for their ten-year reunion where a fellow former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is out to seek revenge. George Dugdale (1986)  

The owner of a slaughterhouse facing foreclosure instructs his obese and mentally disabled son to go on a killing spree against the people who want to buy his property. Rick Roessler (1987)  

Two women who have been unjustly confined to a prison planet plot their escape, all the while having to put up with lesbian guards, crazed wardens and mutant rodents. Fred Olen Ray (1986)  

A maverick cop goes undercover into a dangerous criminal underworld and, under the spell of the bad guy’s charismatic leader, maybe gets in a little too deep. Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, 1991. 

 Young Jason is the only one who doesn’t love The Stuff, and everyone who eats it has started acting really weird… Now Jason must put a stop to The Stuff or face a gooey, gloopy demise. Larry Cohen (1985)  

Mia records the daily lives of Deborah and her daughter Sarah as part of her thesis. As the days progress, strange things happen around Deborah, and it becomes apparent something has taken control of her.

Colombian terrorist Luis Cali (Andrew Divoff) takes an American prep school hostage as a means of gaining his drug lord father’s freedom. Privileged yet rebellious students Joey (Wil Wheaton), Billy (Sean Astin), Snuffy (Keith Coogan) and Hank (T.E. Russell) find that they are better equipped to deal with the threat than the mostly ineffectual government agencies sent to rescue them. With resourceful Billy as their leader, the students struggle to defeat the terrorists and save the school.

Starring Harvey Keitel. Two horror tales from Edgar Allan Poe directed by George A. Romero and Dario Argento. A greedy wife kills her husband, but not completely. A sleazy reporter adopts a strange black cat. (1990)

A woman who has just survived a car crash wanders into a seemingly abandoned town occupied by a strange cult searching for her missing daughter. Based on the cult video game series & filmed in Brantford Ontario! Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Christophe Ganz.

After a failed global-warming experiment, a postapocalyptic Ice Age has killed off nearly all life on the planet and the refugees travel around the globe on an enormous train powered by a perpetual motion engine. Chris Evans, Song Kang Ho, Tilda Swinton, 

Cult director Takashi Miike offers up an outrageous homage to spaghetti westerns. Quentin Tarantino, 2007

As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn (James Woods) is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon “Videodrome,” a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend (Deborah Harry) auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.

Lovecraftian horror about a police officer who experiences strange & violent occurrences linked to a group of mysterious hooded cultists after he delivers their intended sacrifice to a local hospital. Art Hindle, Jeremy Gillespie (2016)  

A Parish Councillor and criminal take refuge at a remote countryside Inn, unaware that flesh-hungry werewolves inhabit the surrounding woodlands and are ready to feed. Reece Connolly, Tim Cartwright, Natalie Martins, Charlie Steeds, 2020.

A young man (Ryan Corr) matches wits with a sadistic killer (John Jarratt) who lives in an underground, booby-trapped lair in the Australian outback.

In this Cameron Crowe penned high school sex comedy, a high-school wrestler parties with his buddy at a swinging-singles apartment complex. Chris Penn, Eric Stoltz, Lea Thompson, Art Linson, 1984

New Blu-Ray release of Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic samurai film. 1961.

Includes: As Tears Go By / Days of Being Wild / Chungking Express / Fallen Angels / Happy Together / In the Mood for Love / 2046  

And there we go guys. This week’s movie list and hopefully something caught your eye. Have a great week and remember the videostore loves you. Cheers!

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