Another Week Of More Excellent Cinema Crashing Into The Shop…

Oh Mother Nature…you evil unrelenting thing you. You just had to dump down on us over the weekend. Oh well, here we are back in a frozen tundra and movies will have to be the cure to help us get through these dark times as always. As always the videostore tries it’s best to assist in such matters so let’s see what reenforcements will be coming this week to help the cause shall we?

Richard Attenborough stars in this classic British chiller, the horrifying true story of serial killer John Christie. Richard Fleischer (1971)  

Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, this darkly comedic story follows Cassie Fowler, a single mom and struggling realtor whose life goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder. Jonathan Watson (2018) 

Japanese horror, a group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how. Takashi Miike (2014) 

Late period Hammer film about an eccentric millionaire who has invited a group of eight colleagues to his island estate to hunt the deadliest game of all – one of the guests is a werewolf & is to be stalked and slaughtered for sport! Peter Cushing, 1974.  

The ruler of the future tells best friends Bill and Ted they must compose a new song to save life as we know it. But instead of writing it, they decide to travel through time to steal it from their older selves. Meanwhile, their young daughters devise their own musical scheme to help their fathers bring harmony to the universe.

Writer-director Larry Cohen’s clever & entertaining paean to traditional gangster films (a la LITTLE CAESAR) updates the genre to contemporary Harlem. Fred Williamson, Minnie Gentry, Julius W. Harris, D’urville Martin, Val Avery, Phillip Roye.  

From Italian schlock director Luigi Cozzi, comes the over-the-top meta-shocker about a production company filming a new sequel to one of the ‘70s Italian horror’s classics & the resurrected demon that may destroy them all. Caroline Munro, 1989.  

Director Abel Ferrara’s chilling retelling of the classic horror sci-fi story where alien pod people are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama. Abel Ferrara (1993)  

Blast off with this groundbreaking theatrical feature of the action-packed sci-fi adventure that launched the hit TV series starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla and Tim O’Connor. 1979  

Back in Stock! Ruggero Deodato’s sleazy classic in a 2-Disc Deluxe Edition 

Back In Stock! The videostore’s favourite Tim Curry role returns on Blu Ray!

Incredibly sleazy Italian crime thriller wallowing in violence and featuring one of the nastiest performances ever given by the great Henry Silva. Barbara Bouchet, Andrea Bianchi, 1974.  

A single mother moves into a dilapidated apartment complex and experiences startling visions and sounds, calling her mental well-being into question, and endangering not only her custody of her child, but perhaps their lives as well. Hideo Nakata (2002)  

A teenage horror-movie fan is Earth’s only hope when a horde of voracious monsters arrives from outer space.

Vacationing couple awake hungover and with no memory of the previous night. They find footage on a camera, and watch, horrified, as the husband appears to murder his wife. Maggie Q, Luke Hemsworth, Darren Lynn Bousman, 2020. 

Award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor Eli Roth brings together the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles.  

David Lynch’s breakthrough feature is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, David Lynch, 1977 

A man and his girlfriend plan to rob the mansion of the man’s eccentric but wealthy aunt. However, the aunt keeps dozens of cats in her home, and the man is deathly afraid of cats. David Lowell Rich (1969)  

A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn’t spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest. Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Bob Rafelson, 1970. 

Alan Arkin and James Caan star as San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process. Richard Rush (1974) 

Jim Jarmusch combined his love for the ice-cool crime dramas of Jean-Pierre Melville and Seijun Suzuki with the philosophical dimensions of samurai mythology for an eccentrically postmodern take on the hit-man thriller. Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, 1999.  

Granddaddy of all monster movies! On Criterion! Includes the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla, King of the Monsters, the 1956 American reworking starring Raymond Burr.  

The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them. Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Robert Altman, 2001.  

Feverish Japanese film which intertwines the stories of three women grappling with sex for money and murder. Miki Mizuno, Makoto Togashi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Shion Sono, 2011. 

A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who’s working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of excessive force to find them.

While transporting a car from Chicago to San Diego, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) picks up a hitchhiker named John Ryder (Rutger Hauer), who claims to be a serial killer. After a daring escape, Jim hopes to never see Ryder again. But when he witnesses the hitchhiker murdering an entire family, Jim pursues Ryder with the help of truck-stop waitress Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh), pitting the rivals against each other in a deadly series of car chases and brutal murders.

A family falls victim to a series of violent murders when they invite their neighbours over for Christmas supper. Neal Ward, Nadia Lamin, Frank Jakeman, 2020. 

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

Unrated & Uncut! All three of Tom Six’s over-the-top horror films collected for your viewing displeasure! 

Gruesome, amphibious, sexually depraved creatures rise from the ocean depths to impregnate human women and destroy terrified men. Produced by Roger Corman. 1980. 

A group of satanic hippies becomes rabid and cannibalistic after being fed meat pies injected with dog blood and they kill and infect everyone on their path.

When his pregnant fiancee becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge. From the director of The Good, the Bad, the Weird, Jee-woon Kim, 2010.  

3 Movie Set on Blu Ray of The Jaws sequels

This critically acclaimed independent film tells the story of how a group of black and white slaughterhouse workers attempted to break race barriers to build an interracial union for the first time in the brutal Chicago Stockyards. Bill Duke, 1984.  

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 eight-year sentence for a trivial offense they decide to show him a good time on their journey north… Jack Nicholson,  

After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across.

Alan alda stars as a failed musician-turned-journalist, who doesn’t realize he’s being interviewed to be the vessel for the Satanist’s dying soul! Paul Wendkos (1971)  

Korean horror about an evil spirit that changes faces infiltrates one family placing one brother in danger while the other tries to save him. Hong-seon Kim, 2019.  

Stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife’s predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism. Wayne Berwick (1983)  

Iconic horror based on Steven King’s novel, after a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. Rob Reiner (1990)  

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, David Lynch.  

For reasons unknown, the recently deceased are rising from the grave as flesh-hungry zombies. Fleeing from the undead horde, a small group of survivors, including Barbara (Patricia Tallman), Ben (Tony Todd) and Harry (Tom Towles), sequester themselves in a remote farmhouse. With the zombies outside the house multiplying, tensions flare, as the group argues over the best way to escape their increasingly dire situation before they are overrun completely.

Klaus Kinski stars in Werner Herzog’s legendary retelling of Dracula story. Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz.  

A girl born into an all-female cult led by a man in their compound begins to question his teachings and her own reality. Michiel Huisman, Raffey Cassidy, Malgorzata Szumowska, 2019. 

Cult horror comedy where a young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers. Bob Balaban (1989) 

A popular radio DJ finds himself in a difficult situation when he starts a torrid affair with an obsessive fan. Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, Don Siegel, 1971  

A New York City detective investigates the death of his daughter, who is murdered on her honeymoon in London, and discovers the existence of a serial killer.

Blu-Ray edition of Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed late period retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear. 1985. 

A quintessential piece of early 80’s trash newly restored from the original camera negative and on blu-ray for the first time! Just look at the cover! Cameron Mitchell and Vic Diaz star!  

A dedicated Soviet cop arrives in Chicago, where he reluctantly teams up with a foul-mouthed American detective to comb the streets of the Windy City for the Russian drug dealer who killed both their partners.

Indonesian horror film about a mother who returns how after dying to pick up her children! Joko Anwar, 2017.  

A small border town on the Arizona-Mexico border is wiped out, and suspicion falls on the lone survivor, an illegal immigrant who managed to record photographic evidence of what truly happened.

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back. David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Brad Anderson, 2001.  

A special double blu-ray edition of Shinobi Girl: The Movie and Yuji Shimomura’s Death Trance.  

An eccentric, no-budget indie film about 2 best friends in rural Texas who are entangled in a dark, drug-fueled world & find themselves doing violent and supernatural things in their quest for higher ground. Richard Bailey, 2019.  

When a career woman checks into the seaside clinic of a doctor famed for his unorthodox treatments, she discovers a nightmare of bourgeois depravities, medical atrocities and eye-popping full-frontal nudity. Alain Delon, Annie Girardot, Alain Jessua, 1972  

Contains: Silent Night Deadly Night 3 / Silent Night Deadly Night 4 / Silent Night Deadly Night 5 

Two Christian knights find themselves at odds against each other when they try to convert pagans in this chilling, gorgeously shot shocker. Bartosz Konopka, 2018. 

Three elderly and distinguished gentlemen, searching for some excitement in their boring lives, get in contact with one of Count Dracula’s servants.

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.

Burt Gummer must save the day when a wealthy playboy unleashes a gigantic, carnivorous worm and other monsters on a tropical island.

Fun Norwegian horror about a group of students investigating a series of mysterious killings blamed on bears begin to follow a mysterious hunter who claims to be a troll hunter. 2010. 

Starring James Woods, Robert Downey Jr. A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to “specializing” in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case. Joseph Ruben (1989)  

A comic-book nerd and Elvis fanatic Clarence (Christian Slater) and a prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette) fall in love. Clarence breaks the news to her pimp and ends up killing him. He grabs a suitcase of cocaine on his way out thinking it is Alabama’s clothing. The two hit the road for California hoping to sell the cocaine, but the mob is soon after them.

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Ivan Reitman, 1988.  

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.  

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.

Low budget 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)  

Mind-bending horror comedies where murderous animated wax figures manifest demonic evil. Anthony Hickox (1988,1992)  

Second season, documenting the hilarious nightly exploits of vampire roommates as they navigate the modern world of Staten Island with the help of their human familiar. Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Matt Berry, Mark Proksch.  

A righteous police officer investigates the disappearance of a young girl on an island inhabited by a cult of pagans. Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt.

A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, 1981.  

Takashi Miike helms this frenetic action-comedy hybrid about a grown man who dresses up as a beloved superhero named Zebraman. Japan, 2004.  

And there we go guys…this week’s fine selection of cinema for you all to stay warm with. Due to a holiday this week the new stuff might be here on Friday instead of the usal Thursday. Either way always remember the videostore loves you. Cheers!

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