As The Heat Rises So Do The Number Of Movies Coming…

Well hey there guys, another glorious week is upon us at the old videostore and this week it’s a crazy mixed bag of movie from animated cinema to 70s Nazisploitation! From Ninjas to Hidden Asian horror. From forgotten comedy gold to what the hell is this about? Needless to say there might be a few flicks you could missing from your collection or wanted to rent. Let’s take a look shall we?

An outraged police detective (Charles Bronson) and his rookie partner (Andrew Stevens) skirt the law to catch a killer of women.

Its story follows the movements of the female assassin/insurgent, Aeon Flux as she attempts to outwit and overthrow her nemesis and lover, Trevor Goodchild. She, a spy from the anarchist society of Monica, is represented in borderline fetish fashions and leather gear.

live action feature film in the hugely popular Japanese franchise where giant humanoid Titans prey on the last remnants of humanity, while an elite aerobatic scouting legion has been sent to stop them

Ambitious multi genre film about a mental patient apparently incarcerated for murdering his girlfriend during a satanic ritual. Or did he? Jeffrey Combsm Alice Cooper, Seth Green, Jeremy Kasten, 2001. 

A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents. Buzz Kulik (1974)  

Special Limited edition with O ring! Turkish horror film where a squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. Can Evrenol

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

When a celebrity chef sees his career torpedoed by a critic’s terrible reviews he cooks up a recipe for revenge and kidnaps the man intent on hosting a feast of terror.

Six classmates receive an email from a dead classmate and are ambushed by a killer.

A young actor’s obsession with spying on a beautiful woman neighbour leads him into a tangle of murder where he must prove his own innocence while battling crippling claustrophobia. Brian De Palma

A cocky ad executive, Marcus (Eddie Murphy) has a reputation as a ladies’ man. However, Marcus gets a taste of his own medicine when a merger finds him working under the beautiful Jacqueline (Robin Givens), who has a similarly cavalier attitude about romance. Marcus and Jacqueline become involved, but he is put off by her noncommittal approach to their relationship. Meanwhile, Marcus also begins to develop feelings for the pretty Angela (Halle Berry), who is more thoughtful than Jacqueline.

When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to bring them home. S. Craig Zahler, 2015. 

15th anniversary blu-ray of Vincent Gallo’s cult directorial debut! Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, 1998.

Debonair supernatural expert Captain Kronos (Horst Janson) and his hunchbacked assistant, Grost (John Cater), meet their match when they encounter a village where vampires have been stealing the vitality of young women, leaving them elderly and decrepit. Armed with his sword and formidable deductive reasoning, Kronos begins to solve the macabre mystery, with evidence pointing to the aristocratic Lady Durward (Wanda Ventham) and her family as prime suspects.

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

In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) thinks she has seen it all — until she meets 10-year-old Lilith (Jodelle Ferland) and the girl’s cruel parents. When the parents try to harm the child, Emily assumes custody of Lilith while looking for a foster family. However, she soon finds that dark forces surround the seemingly innocent child, and the more she tries to protect Lilith, the more horrors she encounters.

In this stylish bit of folk horror, a young boy finds an ancient Comanche monster spirit in the basement of his home. His parents don’t believe him, so he must kill the monster alone. Patrick Kilpatrick, Chris Miller, Suzanne Savoy, Kevin Tenney, 1989.

When churlish mobster Albert Spica (Michael Gambon) acquires an upscale French restaurant in London, he dines there nightly, effectively scaring off the clientele with his bad manners. His wife, Georgina (Helen Mirren), is especially disgusted by him, and soon begins an affair with another restaurant guest, Michael (Alan Howard). Despite their efforts to keep it a secret, however, Spica finds out about their trysts, and he plans to exact a terrible revenge.

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.

Stephen King’s terrifying story of a lovable St. Bernard who becomes rabid and terrorizes a small community in Maine. Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Lewis Teague, 1983. 

An American ballerina and dancers in a Russian ballet academy fall prey to a killer.

A Houston vice cop who’s forgotten the rule book hunts down an evil alien criminal who is addicted to human endorphins. Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, 1990.  

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 hospital psychiatrist’s own sanity is pushed to the edge when a frightened amnesiac patient insists that he has died and brought something terrible back from the other side. Billy Senese (2018)

Fun pair of Corman produced drive-in classics: David Carradine is a rebel warrior in the year 3000 battling gladiators on motorcycles and bug-eyed mutant cannibals. Battle Truck is a New Zealand-made Road Warrior rip off also known as Warlords of the 21s  

Debbie Rochon is not just a world famous Scream Queen but she is the Queen of Independent Cinema and has appeared in more films than all the Ellen Pages and Parker Poseys put together.  From her start as a Tromette along side Troma founder and creator of THE TOXIC AVENGER, Lloyd Kaufman, to her starring roles in some of Troma’s greatest films such as TROMEO & JULIET and TERROR FIRMER, Debbie Rochon has endeared herself to film fanatics around the world.  

From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes the horrific Heavy Metal splatter film classic, DEMONS! Presented in a stunning new high-definition transfer and re-mastered audio! And The Sequel ofcourse…

Jorg Buttgereit’s (Nekromantik) powerful & gory masterpiece featuring 7 stories of death & suicide.  

Beloved trash master John Waters directs this tale of a neurotic society woman who murders her husband with the help of her maid and, on the lam, escapes to Mortville, a misfit community ruled over by a fascist queen. John Waters (1977) 

STEELCASE ALERT! In this definitive Spaghetti Western, Franco Nero gives a career-defining performance as Django, a mysterious loner who arrives at a mud-drenched ghost town on the Mexico-US border, ominously dragging a coffin behind him.  

A demented coroner uses autopsy equipment to kill off the teenagers who trespass on the long-abandoned asylum he inhabits. Filmed on location in an actual abandoned asylum. Richard Friedman (1987) 

All Five Dragonheart Movies In One Set! Wait? There are FIVE?!?!

Unusual Aussie horror about a group of zoologists who stumble upon a town of cannibals in the Tasmania forests. Nathan Phillips, 2008. 

Unusual Aussie horror about a group of zoologists who stumble upon a town of cannibals in the Tasmania forests. Nathan Phillips, 2008. 

Sho Kosugi double feature of greatness! Nuff Said!

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  

In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father’s sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday. Shot guerilla style at Disneyland. Randy Moore, 2013. 

Two young women terrorized by a group of small town psychos seek revenge on their tormentors. Terry Miles (2015)  

Returning home from prison, a Vietnam War veteran sets out to clean up his hometown which has come under the control of a violent motorcycle gang. Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Seymour Cassel, Richard C. Sarafian, 1986.  

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. 

Adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel about a future society that has banned all reading material and the job of the firemen is to keep the fires at 451 degrees: the temperature that paper burns. A fireman begins to re-think his job when he meets a book-loving girl.

Fire in the Sky is a 1993 American biopic science fiction mystery film directed by Robert Lieberman and written by Tracy Tormé.

William Girdler’s charmingly daffy Jaws rip off about a 18 foot tall grizzly bear who terrorises a state park. Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Prine, 1976.

A year has passed since he defeated the Cronos Corporation, but Sean Barker (David Hayter) continues to struggle with his ability to call upon the powers of the Guyver, a suit of armor developed by aliens, when he must face evil. Hoping to find answers as to why he has received this ability, Barker arrives at an archeological site in Utah, where scientists have uncovered an old alien spacecraft that might solve the mystery. However, the Cronos Corporation is still after him.

Japanese crime drama starring the incomparable Takeshi Kitano, who leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions. Takeshi Kitano (1997)  

A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he’s thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art. Dave Parker, 2009. 

On their way to elope in Las Vegas, teenager Charlie Sykes (Chad Lowe) and his bride-to-be, Rachel Clark (Kristy Swanson), make a wrong turn that brings them face to face with Sgt. Bedlam (C.J. Graham), an undead demon who abducts Rachel and disappears. Then Charlie meets Beezle (Patrick Bergin), a demonic technician who informs him that to free his fiancée he must defeat a hellish highway patrolman in a no-rules road race in which losing means death — followed by eternal damnation.

In 2005, average in every way private Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) is selected to take part in a secret military experiment to put him in hibernation for a year along with a woman named Rita (Maya Rudolph). The slumbering duo is forgotten when the base they are stored on is closed down and are left in stasis until 2505. When they finally wake up, they discover the average intelligence of humans has decreased so much that Joe is now the smartest man in the world.

An astronaut contracts a disease that causes his flesh to melt. In order to stop the rapid deterioration he must feed on the flesh of other human beings. William Sachs, 1977.  

Animated classic tale of an unlikely friendship between an alien robot from outer space and a rebellious boy. Jennifer Aniston, Jr. Harry Connick, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman, Brad Bird, 1999.

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)

It stars Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine Hopkins and Khalil Kain. The film touches on the lives of four black youths growing up in Harlem, following their day-to-day activities, their struggles with police harassment, rival neighborhood gangs and their families.

A kebab shop owner’s son, Salah, turns vigilante after his father’s death in an effort to clean up the relentless onslaught of boozed up thrill seekers waging war on his doorstep. Dan Pringle (2016)

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness. Ben Wheatley (of the cult series Ideal). 

Following the death of his father, young Danny Madigan (Austin O’Brien) takes comfort in watching action movies featuring the indestructible Los Angeles cop Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger). After being given a magic ticket by theater manager Nick (Robert Prosky), Danny is sucked into the screen and bonds with Slater. When evil fictional villain Benedict (Charles Dance) gets his hands on the ticket and enters the real world, Danny and Jack must follow and stop him.

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. 

Double feature of rare grindhouse era oddities: LOVE AFTER DEATH (a joyously deranged gem with plenty gothic horror, sleazy melodrama, & absurdist experimentation) / THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BEAUTIFUL (a psychosexual spectacle of bad taste).

Utterly camp & crazily entertaining 70’s sleaze masterpiece! Not to be missed! Erik Stern, Kay Neer, Jeremiah Beecher, Richard Kennedy, Robin Sherwood, Don Jones, Mikel Angel, 1975.

The series is about a young black man who travels across the segregated 1950s United States in search of his missing father, learning of dark secrets plaguing a town on which famous horror writer H. P. Lovecraft supposedly based the location of many of his fictional tales

Gothic Horror featuring Klaus Kinski who stumbles upon a secret experimental laboratory when he returns to his wife’s ancestral homestead where the curious doctor transforms himself into a monster. Katia Christine, Marzia Damon, Sergio Garrone, 1974. 

Polish genre-defying horror-musical mash-up follows a pair of carnivorous mermaid sisters drawn ashore to explore life on land in an alternate 1980s Poland. Agnieszka Smoczynska (2015) 

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 19th-century China, a stranger (RZA) settles in a jungle village and becomes its blacksmith. Radical tribal factions force him to fashion elaborate tools of destruction, and the clans’ conflict soon erupts into a full war. Knowing he must take action, the blacksmith channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. Fighting beside iconic heroes, the blacksmith harnesses this incredible power to defend his adopted people from an army of soulless villains. And the sequel…A miner finds Thaddeus after he is badly wounded and offers him refuge. As he heals, he becomes involved in a conflict between the townspeople and their evil master.

The Notorious Horror Classic with a new 4K restoration. Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Gail Lawrence, Kelly Piper, Tom Savini, Hyla Marrow, William Lustig, 1980  

A security guard working the night shift at a small hospital in Paraguay has a frightening paranormal encounter when he gets trapped in the hospital morgue. Hugo Cardozo, 2020.

In this dramatization of the Battle of Midway during World War II, U.S. Navy Adm. Chester Nimitz (Henry Fonda) leads an outnumbered unit in the Pacific to break Japanese encryption codes. They soon discover that Adm. Yamamoto (Toshirô Mifune) plans an ambush of the U.S. base on the island of Midway. Capt. Matt Garth (Charlton Heston) helps devise the Navy’s strategy, while his pilot son, Tom (Edward Albert), falls in love with a Japanese-American woman who is headed for an internment camp.

The champions of Outworld and Earthrealm fight to the death in a brutal tournament that determines the fate of Earth.

A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father. Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, 1985

Infamous German horror series by director Jörg Buttgereit: NECROMANTIK (Jörg Buttgereit 1987) NECROMANTIK 2 (Jörg Buttgereit 1991)  

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

A serial killer with rubber-like Freddy Krueger mask terrifies the city of Virginia Beach. Claudio Fragasso (1990)

When a deadly virus strikes London, a family attempts to survive the environmental catastrophe. Architect John Custance makes way from the capital to his brother’s farm in Scotland, where hopefully, there will be food and safety for everyone.

Unofficial sequel to Werner Herzog’s eerie NOSFERATU, THE VAMPYRE featuring Kinski’s immortal fiend prowling modern Venice for fresh victims during Carnival. Barbara De Rossi, Yorgo Voyagis, 1988.

Legendary 80’s slasher gorefest available for the first time uncut! Paul L. Smith, Christopher George. Written by Joe D’Amato. Juan Piquer Simón, 1982. 

Director John Waters breaks every rule of good filmmaking and good taste with his 1972 landmark cult classic sets a benchmark for the bizarre that has never been equaled. A trailer park bon vivant must defend her title as the filthiest person alive.  

Avalon Bay, 1945: On the night of her graduation dance, young Rosemary and her date are brutally murdered by a prowler thought to be a jilted soldier home from the war. The killer was never found. 30 years later, the dance is held again for the first time 

Filmmaker Tara Wood takes us on a journey through the first 8 wildly divergent films that Tarantino has helmed, narrated by the actors and collaborators who have worked with him. 

With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter (Geena Davis), and best friend, Loomis (Randy Quaid), Grimm (Bill Murray) enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out of the city and to the airport. It sounds simple enough, but it seems that fate deserts them immediately after the bank heist. One mishap after another conspires to keep these robbers from reaching freedom.

Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.

Pinky violence trilogy featuring Amazon half-breed cabaret singer / bad girl Rica! 

In 1976, a Mi’gMaq teenager (Devery Jacobs) plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent (Mark Antony Krupa) who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.

Starring Peter Weller. In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. Paul Verhoeven (1987) 

A show dog from Las Vegas gets ditched in the sticks after his owner’s boyfriend throws him out of the house. The carefree canine gets a taste of the rough life and ends up working on a farm.

Based on the popular spy series, this film follows suave international thief Simon Templar (Val Kilmer), who is contracted by Russian oil magnate Ivan Tretiak (Rade Serbedzija) to steal a formula for cold fusion. So Templar, nicknamed “The Saint” because of his use of Roman Catholic saints as aliases, finds scientist Dr. Emma Russell (Elisabeth Shue), seduces her and steals the information. However, because the formula was incomplete, Tretiak now wants to kill Templar and kidnap Russell.

A rookie cop is assigned to spend a day with a seasoned veteran who introduces him to the various freaks and criminals on the rough streets of LA as they search for a serial killer. Joshua Bryant, Frank Bannon, Rosie Stone, 1973.  

Australian horror that combines small-town life with the terrifying, nihilistic story of a pair of slaughterhouse employees who take their love of bloodshed to the local townsfolk. Sam Curtain. 

Just after a bad breakup, Charlie MacKenzie (Mike Myers) falls for lovely butcher Harriet Michaels (Nancy Travis) and introduces her to his parents. But, as voracious consumers of sensational tabloids, his parents soon come to suspect that Harriet is actually a notorious serial killer — “Mrs. X” — wanted in connection with a string of bizarre honeymoon killings. Thinking his parents foolish, Charlie proposes to Harriet. But while on his honeymoon with her, he begins to fear they were right.

The story involves a group of women who are delivered to the aforementioned SS Experiment Camp. While there they are subjected to some inexplicable things.

A German officer uses 10 prostitutes to find traitors in the Third Reich.

From the director of WOLFCOP! In a future where a plague has infected much of the population, two brothers are tasked with travelling to Canada to retrieve a mysterious package. Lowell Dean (2018)  

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Feature length documentary on horror anthology films. Featuring a who’s who of horror – Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Rebekah McKendry, Eli Roth, Joko Anwar, Kim Newman, Tom Savini, Jenn Wexler, Larry Fessenden, Richard Stanley, Brian Trenchard-Smith, and more.  

Cult favourite about goopy, creepy alien slowly killing the inhabitants of a remote Antarctic base. Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, John Carpenter, 1982.  

Just after the end of the Gulf War, four American soldiers decide to steal a cache of Saddam Hussein’s hidden gold. Led by cynical Sergeant Major Archie Gates (George Clooney), three of the men are rescued by rebels, but Sergeant Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) is captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence. The Iraqi rebels beg for the American trio to help fight against the impending arrival of Hussein’s Elite Guard. The men agree to fight in return for help rescuing Troy.

A scorned fortune teller places a terrifying curse on an unfaithful husband

English language remake / sequel to the blistering original, finds director Shinya Sukamoto still obsessed with delirious editing, eardrum-crunching soundtrack & bio-metallic machine men. 2009. 

Classic 1970s disaster movie about a fire that breaks out in a state-of-the-art San Francisco high-rise building during the opening ceremony attended by a host of A-list guests. An overworked fire chief and the building’s architect must cooperate in the struggle to save lives and subdue panic while a corrupt, cost-cutting contractor tries to evade responsibility for the disaster.

A Montana rancher comes to Los Angeles, searching for his runaway sister, who has become entangled in a world of crime, drugs, and prostitution. James Mitchum, Karen Lamm, Richard T. Heffron, 1976.

The complete first season of the classic original Black and White run of the series.

Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, this surreal Czech tale merges love, fear, sex and religion into one fantastic world. Jaromil Jires, 1970.  

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.

It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford) betrayed his beautiful wife Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer). But with Claire oblivious to the truth, Norman’s life and marriage seem so perfect that when Claire tells him of hearing mysterious voices and seeing a young woman’s image in their home, he dismisses her terror as delusion. Claire moves closer to the truth and it becomes clear that this apparition will not be dismissed, and has come back for Dr. Spencer and his beautiful wife.

Starring Matt Berry. A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires, who’ve lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island. 

THE FINAL CUT! 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 sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers which will admit him to the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka’s magical factory. One after another, tickets are discovered by ghastly children – but will the lad find the last remaining one and have all his dreams come true?

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives. Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

A British pilot is assaulted by a gang and taken to a hospital, where he is nursed back to health by Dr. Emy Wong, a beautiful Asian physician. As the pilot is restored to full health, he becomes increasingly infatuated with Emy.

Cult director Takashi Miike’s fast-paced computer game adaptation about a single hot night in Tokyo and a bunch of psychopathic gangsters. 2007. 

And there we go guys. This week’s batch of goodies. Hopefully a few caught your movie loving eyes. We’ll see ya soon. And remember…the videostore loves ya. Cheers!

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