Cinema Keeps On Coming To The Videostore…

As always guys the videostore does it’s best to bring in new fine cinema every week. A variety of old, new, and never heard of it. Hopefully there is something this week to once again peek your nerd interest. Let’s take a look shall we…

Michael Radford’s dark adaptation of Orwell’s classic novel about a man who tries to rebel in a dystopian society by falling in love. John Hurt, Richard Burton, 1984.  

Women from Venus look to mate with men on Earth in order to secure the future of their race

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.

Season 3. American Gods follows Shadow Moon, a man serving three years in prison who is given an early release. Shadow Moon is hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard and finds himself in a hidden world where a battle is brewing between the Old Gods and the New Gods.

After a nature photographer (Mark L. Taylor) dies on assignment in Venezuela, a poisonous spider hitches a ride in his coffin to his hometown in rural California, where arachnophobe Dr. Ross Jennings (Jeff Daniels) has just moved in with his wife, Molly (Harley Jane Kozak), and young son. As town residents start turning up dead, Jennings begins to suspect spiders, and must face his fears as he and no-nonsense exterminator Delbert McClintock (John Goodman) fight to stop a deadly infestation.

In this horror, armed cultists invade a family’s home, and their babysitter fights back. Nic Fitzgerald, Scarlett Hazen, Kristen Marie Jensen, Kohl Glass, 2020. 

Import Blu Ray Of A Better Tomorrow. Region Free. An ex-gangster in Hong Kong tries to reconnect with his estranged policeman brother, but he finds that his ties to gangs are harder to break than he though

A director gets another chance to revive his career with one movie 

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

Psychological slasher & queer cult classic about an orphaned teen who becomes caught up in the twisted mind of his increasingly unhinged aunt and becomes suspect number one in a gay love triangle that ended in murder! Susan Tyrrell, Jimmy McNichol, 1981.  

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

Black comedy about an accidental murder suspects finds himself mixed up in a series of murders and a lovable sociopath trucker takes him under his wing. Vince Vaughn, Joaquin Phoenix, Georgina Cates, Janeane Garofalo, 1998.  

After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II. Elem Klimov, 1985.  

Arizona Deputy Sheriff is sent to New York City to escort an escaped fugitive back for trial. Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, 1968.  

In a future beset by chaos and violence, mercenary Gibson Rickenbacker (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is charged with a mission that could change everything: protecting beautiful cyborg Pearl Prophet (Dayle Haddon). She holds the cure for a deadly disease that could destroy humanity, and must get it to scientists in Atlanta. But warlord Tremolo Fender (Vincent Klyn), fearing that his power will be undercut by peace, intends to make sure she never reaches her destination.

Zombie comedy from the UK, about a fresh police recruit assigned to a sleepy village on the day of an outbreak of zombies! Steven M. Smith, 2021. 

The chilling story of identical twin gynecologists who share the same practice, same apartment and the same women. When a new patient challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs and madness. Jeremy Irons.  

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.  

Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer star where a young psychic recruited by a government agency experimenting with dream-sharing technology is given the task of planting an idea in the mind of the U.S. president. Joseph Ruben (1984)  

A Northern California fishing community, built over an old leper colony, is the target of revenge by a killer fog containing zombies rising from the sea to take revenge for their deaths. Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Carpenter. 

Excellent collection of rare Giallo: THE KILLER IS ONE OF 13 (1973) / THE POLICE ARE BLUNDERING IN THE DARK (1975) / León Klimovsky’s TRAUMA  

Another Japanese zombies vs school girl horror film adaptation of the manga series, this time focusing girls in another school. Issei Shibata, 2019.  

Two young boys accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. Now they must overcome a nightmarish hell that literally begins to take over the Earth. Tibor Takács (1987)  

In this Japanese animation, cyborg federal agent Maj. Motoko Kusanagi (Mimi Woods) trails “The Puppet Master” (Abe Lasser), who illegally hacks into the computerized minds of cyborg-human hybrids. Her pursuit of a man who can modify the identity of strangers leaves Motoko pondering her own makeup and what life might be like if she had more human traits. With her partner (Richard George), she corners the hacker, but her curiosity about her identity sends the case in an unforeseen direction.

Timothy Farrell double feature! In Girl Gang (1954) a small-time mob boss who feeds dope to high school girls hungry for kicks and Pin-Down Girl (1951) has a woman caught in the vice-riddled world of female wrestling!  

Classic anime feature film about the efforts of 2 orphaned children to survive in war-torn Japan near the end of WWII. Restored and remastered. 

Two affluent suburban girls clash with the Latino gang culture of East Los Angeles. Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips, Michael Biehn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2005.  

Hellraiser 3-8 in one set. Beauty!

Henry (Michael Rooker) is released from prison following his mother’s murder. He supplements his job as an exterminator with a series of indiscriminate and violent murders. Fellow jailbird and drug dealer Otis (Tom Towles) becomes a willing accomplice in Henry’s bloody killings. But as the depravity escalates and Henry forms a bond with Otis’ sister, Becky (Tracy Arnold), things start to get out of hand. The film is based on the true-life story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But this is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy o terror.

Cult werewolf from Joe Dante. Written by John Sayles. Music score is composed by Pino Donaggio. Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, 1981. 

Camp Australian sequel to the Howling franchise involving marsupial werewolves and the scientist who loves them. Barry Otto, Imogen Annesley, Philippe Mora, 1987.  

The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it’s scared. And it’s easily scared. Larry Cohen (1974, 1978, 1987)  

Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky discusses how he would have adapted Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel “Dune” for the big screen.

A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious haunted house to prove / disprove survival after death. Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill, John Hough, 1973  

Raucous spoof/tribute to ’50s-era matinees features alien brain parasites who enter humans through the mouth and turn their host into flesh-eating zombies!. Fred Dekker (1986)  

While attempting to seduce gorgeous lawyer Diane Lightson (Demi Moore), wealthy gadabout Chris Thorne (Chevy Chase) agrees to drive her to Atlantic City, N.J. But, when some reckless driving draws the attention of a deeply critical cop (John Candy), they and the flamboyant “Brazillionaires” (Taylor Negron, Bertila Damas) who tagged along end up in the court of a grotesque and vengeful judge (Dan Aykroyd), who has a special vendetta against the wealthy and erudite

In this delirious, disgusting and delightfully fun “GWAR meets kid film”, a couple of kids meet an alien overlord who’s too serious to take seriously. Matthew Ninaber, Kristen MacCulloch, Rick Amsbury, Steven Kostanski, 2020. 

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected – but which one? Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Robert Altman, 1992.  

Acclaimed director Gus Van Sant’s shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of suspense. Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, 1998.  

The Sequels To Psycho All Return to the shop on SCREAM FACTORY Blu Rays.

A particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer, and an American historian on a working vacation with his family must stop the vicious monster. George Pavlou (1986)

back in stock! Again. All four REC movies in one pretty set.

The brain munchers with attitude are back as a young man uses a secret government chemical program to reanimate his dead girlfriend, helping her as she consumes the only thing that will nourish her, human brains. Brian Yuzna (1993)  

Based on a novel that’s often called Japan’s Gone with the Wind, & one of Japan’s most successful exports of the 1950s, a rousing, emotionally gripping tale of combat and self-discovery. Hiroshi Inagaki, Toshiro Mifune. 1954-1956.  

The first three Scream flicks and two feature documentarires in one pretty set.

A slumber party séance at a remote all-girl boarding school unleashes a murderous ghost. Suki Waterhouse, Simon Barrett, 2021. 

Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably nice Brooklyn Heights apartment, where scary occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events. Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Michael Winner, 1977. 

A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family. Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, John Waters, 1994. 

A samurai answers a village’s request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.

New Blu Ray Edition of the ridiculous late 90s teen rom-com. Just take off the glasses and the nerd is is a beauty.

Visually stunning Japanese take on Romeo & Juliet. Only with super-powered ninjas. Joe Odagiri, 2005.

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.  

An orphan raised by nuns (Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick) grows up to be a killer toy-store Santa Claus.

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

Starring Roger Moore. A Mafia boss is enraged when he is suspected of smuggling a heroin shipment into San Francisco. He dispatches his nephew, a hotshot Anglo-Sicilian lawyer, to identify the real culprit. Maurizio Lucidi (1976)  

Yugoslavian director Dušan Makavejev’s 1974 film is a ‘full-throated shriek in the face of bourgeois complacency and movie-watching’. 

A haunted traveller must protect the mystical keys to the destruction of the universe from a relentless demon known as the Collector. Ernest Dickerson, 1995.  

A smart ass detective battles a supermodel vampire and a murderous televangelist in the bloody depths of a vampire bordello. Gilbert Adler, 1996.  

Terrible Aussie Terminator / Road Warrior rip-off about rebels in the far future fighting a losing battle against cyborgs so they must travel to the past of 1988 in the Australian Outback. Dean Stockwell, Carrie Fisher, 1987.  

Japanese anime taking place on Christmas Eve about three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents. Satoshi Kon, 2003.

All three seaosns back in stock!

Lovely teen Julie Richman (Deborah Foreman) is steeped in the excessive, pink-clad culture of the San Fernando Valley, complete with her narcissistic boyfriend, Tommy (Michael Bowen). At a party, however, Julie falls for an edgy Hollywood punk named Randy (Nicolas Cage), and the two begin an unlikely romance. Torn between fitting in with her superficial friends and embracing a more non-conformist lifestyle, Julie ultimately has to decide to stay with Tommy or take a risk with Randy.

2 disc set including: Time Walker / Grotesque / Velvet Vampire / Lady Frankenstein. 

The unbelievably terrible movie driected by Danzig returns to the shop. God help us all.

Westworld is a futuristic theme park where paying guests can pretend to be gunslingers in an artificial Wild West populated by androids. After paying a sizable entrance fee, Blane (James Brolin) and Martin (Richard Benjamin) are determined to unwind by hitting the saloons and shooting off their guns. But when the system goes haywire and Blane is killed in a duel with a robotic gunslinger (Yul Brynner), Martin’s escapist fantasy suddenly takes on a grim reality.

And there it is guys. This week’s order. A little bit of this and that with a few you be missing from your collections. Either way see ya down the road. Cheers!

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