Ho…Ho…Ho…More Movies To Make You Merry!

The season of joy continues and nothing is more joyful than having a new addition to your movie collection on the shelf. A lot of interesting titles coming the videostore’s way including more Christmas goodness. Let’s take a look shall we…

In 1970s New York City, Studio 54 is the epicenter of sex, drugs and disco music. It’s there that up-and-comer Shane O’Shea (Ryan Phillippe) endeavors to make his big-city dreams come true. After catching the eye of the nightclub’s owner, Steve Rubell (Mike Myers), Shane quickly rises from busboy to bartender. While coat-check girl Anita (Salma Hayek) tries to get her big break as a singer, Shane finds himself smitten with soap-opera starlet Julie Black (Neve Campbell).

A mother goes to extraordinary lengths in order to rescue her son and bring him home.

Vincent Price stars in this thriller about a down­trodden country estate that becomes the site of a horrific murder. Agnes Moorehead, Crane Wilbur, 1959.  

Ashley travels to the suburban home of the Lerners to babysit their 12-year-old son Luke during the holidays. She must soon defend herself and the young boy when unwelcome intruders announce their arrival.

BACK IN STOCK! Brian DePalma’s paranoid and often lurid homage to Hitchcock and Antonioni’s Blow Up. John Travolta, 1981.  

In this Italian rip off Missing in Action, has a Vietnam vet returning to the jungles to rescue his abandoned comrades. Bruno Mattei, 1989.  

During the Great Depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad. Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Martin Scorsese, 1972. 

A former boxer loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to expire. At this crossroads in his life, he feels that he has no better option than to work as a drug courier. He soon finds himself in a gunfight between police officers and his own ruthless allies. When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground.

In A.D. 4045, a truce between the Allies and their mortal enemies, the Archons, is shattered by the appearance of the Megalodon shark, a Nazi-era laboratory project.

As he grows into a teenager on the streets of the Bronx in the socially turbulent 1960s, Calogero (Lillo Brancato) gets taken under the wing of neighborhood mobster Sonny (Chazz Palminteri). Sonny initiates the boy into the ways of gangland life, in direct conflict with his straight-arrow bus driver father (Robert De Niro). But when Calogero falls for his African-American classmate, Jane (Taral Hicks), the repercussions threaten the entire neighborhood.

A taut World War II era thriller about a group of Russian soldiers hired to transport the remains of Adolf Hitler. Tom Felton, Charlotte Vega, 2022. 

When a demon known as ‘The Painter’ comes to Earth, a FBI agent finds himself tasked with covering up The Painter’s multiplying murders. Ryan Guiterman, 2021. 

Olivier Assayas’ intensely detailed epic account of the life of the infamous international terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sanchez. 2010.  

Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, this “absolutely spellbinding horror movie” NOW IN 4K!  

Anniversary edition with the loads of extras of the legendary horror-comedy drive-in classic by Alan Ormsby and the late great Bob Clark.  

This four-disc set showcase more than fourteen hours of rarely-seen silent films about feminist protest, slapstick rebellion, and suggestive gender play  

Based on a story by Neil Gaiman, an adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, 2009.  

During the final days of the Vietnam War, officers are being picked off one by one by former members of the elite Cobra Force. It is up to 2 special investigators to unravel the mystery. Bruno Mattei, 1988.  

Two men exploring the Louisiana swamps run into a Bigfoot-type creature. Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, Dennis Fimple, Joy N. Houck Jr., 1978.  

BACK IN STOCK! The entire Creature collectuion in one set!

The fictional Creepshow comic books come to life in this anthology series of terrifying tales hosted by the silent Creepshow ghoul. 

Documentary on surrealist artist H. R. Giger (1940-2014) terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott’s ALIEN.  

When a family en route to a Christmas Eve gathering decides to takes a shortcut down a wooded road, an eerie sequence of events signals trouble ahead. After nearly colliding with an oncoming car, father Frank (Ray Wise) picks up a ghostly hitchhiker (Amber Smith) and her infant child. With the sudden appearance of their new passengers, the route becomes dark and treacherous — and the family’s numbers rapidly begin to dwindle in a series of seemingly connected, grisly roadside accidents.

Italian Rambo rip off about an enraged soldier searching for his son, lost while away on a tour of duty at a time when his Vietnamese wife was killed. Miles O’Keeffe, Donald Pleasence, Bo Svenson, Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso, 1987.  

BACK IN STOCK! A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first. Stephen Sommers (1998)  

Newly restored AIP Corman cult classic loosely adapting the works for H.P. Lovecraft. Dean Stockwell, Sandra Dee, Daniel Haller, 1970.  

Goofy pop-fantasy musical about a frisky extraterrestrial and the Valley Girls he loves. Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, Julie Brown, Charles Rocket, Julien Temple, 1988.  

It began as a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between two of the greatest icons of the fantasy genre: Controversial animator Ralph Bakshi (director of FRITZ THE CAT, WIZARDS and the original THE LORD OF THE RINGS) and legendary illustrator Frank Frazetta  

From the Troma guys a teen sex comedy about a group of teenage summer campers and one counselor share the stories of their first sexual experiences when an avalanche traps them in a cave… Georgia Harrell, Michael Sanville, Googy Gress, 1983.  

BACK IN STOCK! Frank Henenlotter’s beloved cult horror comedy. James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, 1990. 

Marianne Faithfull & Alain Delon star in this psychedelic story of sex, love and motorcycles. Directed by Jack Cardiff. 1968.  

After whipping a rival in a brawl, Chicago teen Tommy Riley (James Marshall) is asked to box in the illegal fights organized by Jimmy Horn (Brian Dennehy). Tommy has bigger aspirations, but when Jimmy agrees to cover the betting debts his father (John Heard) incurred, Tommy agrees. He soon befriends Abraham Lincoln Haines (Cuba Gooding Jr.), a black boxer helping to support his family. When Jimmy realizes that the friends are his two top draws, he matches them in a bout neither wants.

BACK IN STOCK! Just in time for the holiday season.

BACK IN STOCK! 4K restoration of the under rated & weird third sequel in the beloved franchise.  

A teen runs away from home and joins a charismatic LSD guru’s cult in Spain and turns on, tunes in, and drops out and also murder… George Montgomery, Danny Steinmann, Tom Baker, Edward Mann, 1966.  

BACK IN STOCK! Lead singer Joe Dick (Hugh Dillon) decides to reunite his cult punk band, Hard Core Logo, for a Canadian tour. But guitarist Billy Tallent (Callum Keith Rennie) is waiting to hear back from Jenifur, a popular Los Angeles–based group considering bringing him on — which causes tension with Joe, for whom Hard Core Logo is everything. Along with erratic bassist John Oxenberger (John Pyper-Ferguson) and hard-partying drummer Pipefitter (Bernie Coulson), the contentious duo take to the road.

BACK IN STOCK! 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. 

In this satire, neglected by a recent freeway expansion, a tiny town with a safari park will stop at nothing to convince the governor to build an exit to their town. Howard Hesseman, Teri Garr, Peter Billingsley, Beau Bridges, John Schlesinger, 1981.  

BACK IN STOCK! 80s horror comedy classic, a divorced novelist inherits an old mansion, where he decides to write his next book. Unfortunately, the house’s malevolent supernatural residents have other ideas… Steve Miner (1985)  

BACK IN STOCK! A grieving son discovers that his late mother kept an experiment in the basement – his monstrous hybrid brother! David Allen Brooks, Rod Steiger, Amanda Pays, Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow, 1987.  

BACK IN STOCK! Director’s cut of the cult Christmas horror! A boy’s lack of Christmas spirit unleashes a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers! Michael Dougherty, 2015.  

Double feature of legendary Golden Harvest star Angela Mao’s greatest: Lady Whirlwind (1972) / Hapkido (1972)  

The story follows an aging Mafia Don and his family as they try to retain power. The story alternates between the film industry and the Las Vegas Strip casinos, and how the American Mafia is linked to both.

BACK IN STOCK! A wealthy married couple invites homeless people to their home to have fun with them. A cruel doctor seeks a new victim for his drug experiments. Then, a SM relationship takes a new turn.

Gruesome stop-motion fever dream produced, written, directed, designed and largely animated by legendary visual effects maestro Phil Tippett off and on for roughly 30 years. Alex Cox, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda, Phil Tippett, 2021. 

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

BACK IN STOCK! Beautifully restored and now complete version (from a print found in Buenos Aires in 2008) of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.  

BACK IN STOCK! Cult film about a farmer who murders passers-by and then creates delicious smoked meat from their flesh! Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Kevin Connor, 1980  

After a lost hiker stumbles into the cabin of an eccentric old man, it becomes clear that one of them is hiding a terrifying secret.

Animated feature from the LAIKA studio about a boy who must use his ability to see and speak with the dead to save his town from a centuries-old curse. 2012.  

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort’s rivers, the guests become their next meal. Directed by Joe Dante and written by John Sayles. Barbara Steele, Kevin McCarthy, 1978. 

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. 

Pair of Full Moon Production classics – Crash And Burn / Robot Wars. 

BACK IN STOCK! Ultra gory inventive Taiwan-set horror in which a virus turns the infected into monsters propelled by their worst instincts. Rob Jabbaz, 2021.  

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.

BACK IN STOCK! Cult classic action comedy following a sexually insatiable cop with the skills of a samurai, including fluent Japanese. He’ll need it to stop a renegade Yakuza gang who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles. Amir Shervan (1991)  

BACK IN STOCK! After a millennium of spreading Christmas cheer, Santa Claus (Bill Goldberg) reverts to his demonic self and gives the gift of fear.

BACK IN STOCK! 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.

Prepare for a trilogy of pure terror (or camp depending on your point of view) with this collection of films from the Silent Night, Deadly Night series. Includes Silent Night Deadly Night 3,4,5  

BLU RAY EDITIONS! An alien invasion starts just outside a small Inuit community in the Arctic and humanity’s first line of defence proves to be a group of Inuit girls armed with nothing but their wits & a bunch of traditional hunting and fishing tools. Nyla Innuksuk, 2022. 

Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives in 1980s Utah.

After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can’t explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.

BACK IN STOCK! Giallo horror classic where An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. Dario Argento (1982)  

BACK IN STOCK! A crazy clown stalks and tries to kill three women in a wretched old apartment building on Halloween night.

BACK IN STOCK! 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.  

A young Chicano gang member in Los Angeles comes to realize that the gang life is not what he really wants but doesn’t know how to get out. Robby Benson, Sarah Holcomb, Henry Darrow, Robert L. Collins, 1979.  

In the future, Earth is ruled by Eternals, an advanced and secret sect of beings who reign over a savage group called Brutals. The Eternals have created a god named Zardoz to intimidate the Brutals, making them believe that killing is their natural state. However, Zed (Sean Connery), a Brutal warrior, challenges that assumption when he enters the Zardoz monument and is captured by an Eternal (Charlotte Rampling). There, he learns the truth about the Eternals and the false god that rules society.

And there we go guys! Lots of fun stuff hitting the shop this week. Movies should arrive on Thursday with titles subject to change but regardless the holiday season with cinema is looking good at the old videostore! Cheers.

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