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The holiday season is in full effect at the old videostore and when it comes to Christmas the late great filmmaker Bob Clark owned it by creating two of the most iconic season films. A Christmas Story and for fans of genre cinema 1974’s Black Christmas! This week the shop welcomes the new 4K edition to it’s shelves along with a bunch of other beauties so let’s take a look shall we?

A nice collection for fans of Ice Cube and his comedy series Friday!

Highly detailed documentary which follows the long winding road to release for George A. Romero’s Effects, completed in the late 70s but only released in the 2000s. Features interviews with the film’s cast & crew regarding the Pittsburgh film scene.  

A hybrid of martial arts, science fiction, and fantasy about an alien race who imprison criminals into humans as a means of punishment. Dong-hoon Choi, 2022.  

BACK IN STOCK! 15 hours of Bruce Campbell kicking ass!

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

After a road accident in Hungary, the American honeymooners Joan and Peter and the enigmatic Dr Werdegast find refuge in the house of the famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig, who shares a dark past with the doctor.

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

BACK IN STOCK! Karloff introduces tales of a haunted nurse (Jacqueline Pierreux), a stalked call girl (Michèle Mercier) and a vampire (Boris Karloff).

Several years before Steven Spielberg made a generation of moviegoers afraid to venture into the water, filmmakers Peter Gimbel and James Lipscomb made this oceangoing documentary about their quest to photograph the elusive Great White Shark. Accompanied by Australian shark experts Ron and Valerie Taylor — and, oddly, folksinger Tom Chapin, who performs several songs onboard the ship — the crew travels the Indian Ocean between South Africa, Sri Lanka and Australia in search of their prey.

BACK IN STOCK! 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.  

BACK IN STOCK!  When a simple robbery at a research institute leads to a series of brutal murders, a blind puzzle maker (Academy Award winner Karl Malden of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE) and a tenacious reporter (James Franciscus of BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES) begin thei  

Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

After suffering a massive heart attack, Randal enlists friends and fellow clerks Dante, Elias, Jay and Silent Bob to help him make a movie about life at the Quick Stop.

BACK IN STOCK! The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband’s restaurant in a story of lust, power, revenge and cannibalism. Peter Greenaway (1989)  

An endearingly funny, tender, and authentic portrait of Black teens striving toward a brighter future, brought to life by a dynamic ensemble cast and set to a heavenly hit parade of Motown classics. Michael Schultz, 1975.  

Five tales of terror including cursed online music, satanism and murder, returns from the dead, hideous creatures hiding in the woods and one vengeful videotape.

BACK IN STOCK! 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.  

BACK IN STOCK and ALWAYS A RECOMMENDED WATCH! In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, a man’s obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime. Quentin Dupieux, 2019.  

The film follows an idyllic housewife living in a company town who begins to suspect a sinister secret being kept from its residents by the man who runs it.

BACK IN STOCK! Starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn. Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation. S. Craig Zahler (2018)  

BACK IN STOCK! 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.

BACK IN STOCK! Embattled corporation Everything Except Shoes, or E.E.S., hires celebrity Ricky Coogin (Alex Winter) to serve as its spokesperson amid a spate of reports that the company uses a toxic substance in the products it manufactures. Ricky travels to South America to dispel the rumors, but instead he stumbles upon an oddball amusement park run by the demented Elijah C. Skuggs (Randy Quaid). It turns out that Skuggs is using the substance in E.E.S. products to turn humans into grotesque mutants.

BACK IN STOCK! 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) 

FINALLY! 30 years later an official release and on BLU RAY! For Halloween 1992, the BBC decides to broadcast an investigation into the supernatural, hosted by TV chat-show legend Michael Parkinson. Parky (assisted by Mike Smith, Sarah Greene & Craig Charles) and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind the most haunted house in Britain. This ground-breaking live television experiment does not go as planned, however.

Beautiful IMPORT REGION FREE edition of all three GINGER SNAPS films on BLU RAY in one sweet package!

BACK IN STOCK! Silent German horror. In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem – a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. Carl Boese (1920)  

BACK IN STOCK! Chilling ’70s adaptation of Jack Finney’s classic novel. Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Philip Kaufman, 1978.  

All four badass Donnie Yen Ip Man flicks in one set!

Chase and Laine head to the Horror Hound Festival, where Laine begins to experience unexplained premonitions and disturbing visions associated with the town’s past, and in particular, local legend the Creeper. As the festival gets underway and the blood-soaked entertainment builds to a frenzy, Laine believes that something unearthly has been summoned and that for the first time in 23 years, the Creeper is back.

BACK IN STOCK! The original classic about a colossal ape, who falls in love, travels to the big city and refuses to sell out. Fay Wray, 1933. 

BACK IN STOCK! A slovenly & lazy rich kid hires a poor street smart kid to replace him who ends up turning the school upside down. Judd Nelson, Dana Olsen, Jonna Lee, Gordon Jump, Ronald Lacey, Andrew Dice Clay, Dorian Walker, 1984  

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

JOHN WATERS’ FAVOURITE MOVIE OF 2022! François Ozon’s unique retelling of Rainer Werner Fassbinder classic, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. Denis Ménochet, Isabelle Adjani, Khalil Ben Gharbia, 2022.  

Legendary crap director Fred Olen Ray directs this sexy and outrageous tale of science run amok about hot women being transformed into Piranha women. Carrie Overgaard, Jon Briddell, Shary Nassimi, 2022. 

Set in the early 1990s, five teen employees of a small town movie theater find a mysterious film reel and decide to play it after the theater closes. Watching the vintage X-rated film unleashes a succubus, who tries to seduce each of the five teens as they attempt to escape the theater intact.

Quentin Tarantino’s unforgettable classic film in a 4K limited edition Steelbook.  

BACK IN STOCK! A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life – and her tips – when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice. Chelsea Stardust (2019)  

German thriller dealing with the consequences of an unsolved 23-year-old rape-murder of an 11-year-old girl in a small German community whose placid façade is once again shaken when a copycat crime awakens the long-buried memories of the earlier incident.  

A group of superstar influencers are drawn to a reclusive billionaire’s mansion only to find themselves trapped in the lair of an evil vampire. Thomas Jane, Kara Hayward, Jack Donnelly, K. Asher Levin, 2022. 

BACK IN STOCK! The definitive documentary on one of the most iconic and sought after special effects artists in horror film history, whose genre-defining creations earned him the title “The King of Splatter.”  

With the rapid development of science and technology in the future, a Gene Research Company sent Shen Yiqin and others into the mysterious snowy area on the edge of the Arctic. Unexpectedly, they were attacked by unknown giant creatures.

BACK IN STOCK! In the small South American town of Porvenir, four men on the run from the law are offered $10,000 and legal citizenship if they will transport a shipment of dangerously unstable nitroglycerin to an oil well 200 miles away. Led by Jackie Scanlon (Roy Scheider), the men set off on a hazardous journey, during which they must contend with dangerously rocky roads, unstable bridges, and attacks from local guerillas. The four fight for their lives as they struggle to complete their dangerous quest.

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood. Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, David Cronenberg, 2002. 

Young American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Co. When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, the woman she replaces breaks down and accuses the company’s female directors of witchcraft. Meanwhile, an inquisitive psychotherapist and a member of the troupe uncover dark and sinister secrets as they probe the depths of the studio’s hidden underground chambers.

BACK IN STOCK! Being stranded on a deserted island leaves young Hank (Paul Dano) bored, lonely and without hope. As a rope hangs around his neck, Hank prepares to end it all, until he suddenly spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) laying by the shore. Unfortunately, he is dead and quite flatulent. Using the gassy body to his advantage, Hank miraculously makes it back to the mainland. However, he now finds himself lost in the wilderness, and dragging the talking corpse named Manny along for the adventure.

BACK IN STOCK! Ten short stories revolve around ghosts, ghouls, monsters, the devil, aliens, and axe murderers who terrorise a suburb on Halloween night.

A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.

BACK IN STOCK! Low budget cult film about a series of unexplained murders which occured in Texarkana. Ben Johnson, Dawn Wells (Mary Ann of Gilligan’s Island), Charles B. Pierce (The Legend of Boggy Creek), 1976.  

BACK IN STOCK! One of the most beloved and widely-quoted films of the decade directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Taratino – newly remastered. Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, 1993.  

Electrifying film noir about a crusading district attorney tasked to crack down on a powerful crime syndicate, he recruits his no-nonsense newspaperman pal, his sweetheart and his grizzled detective father. William Holden, Edmond O’Brien, William Dieterle  

Colourful George Pal Cinerama production which intercuts the biography of the Brothers Grimm with 6 of their fairy tales. Laurence Harvey, Karlheinz Böhm, Claire Bloom, 1962. 

And there we go guys. Another week of cinema hits the videostore. Hopefully something caught your eyes and we’ll see ya later in the week. Stay warm and stay classy! Cheers.

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