It’s A Shpadoinkle Week At The Videostore With The New Releases!

Another week of goodness hits the shop including the long needed return of the cult classic Cannibal The Musical! A personal favourite of the shop. Aside from that we have a little bit of this and that crashing into the old videostore so let’s take a look shall we?

When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad (Keith Coogan) and Sara (Maia Brewton). What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the house to pick up Chris’ friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller). Soon, Brad’s buddy Daryl (Anthony Rapp) is involved, and the group must contend with car thieves, blues musicians and much more.

The disaster film classic AIRPORT along with it’s threee follow up films in one nice Blu Ray package!

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. John Landis (1981)  

In this Danish comedy, 4 friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood. Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Thomas Vinterberg, 2020. 

Jack is desperately trying for a new start in life, but when he throws away his childhood bear Benny, it’s a move that can only end in death. Karl Holt, 2019.  

Another woman (Joan Chen) joins a future gladiator’s (Rutger Hauer) band of “juggers” against fighters of the ruling elite.

Three children are born at the height of an eclipse of the sun. Ten years later, they begin to murder the people around them – even their family members. Ed Hunt (1981) 

A stunning carhop who wants to be a country singer and her sweetheart who dreams he is Billy the Kid become involved in robbery and murder.

A raucous action-comedy about a hustling talent agent who hits the big time with a rock n’ roll wrestling show. Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Piper, Charles Nelson Reilly, John Astin, Hal Needham, 1986.  

Wes Anderson’s first film is a lovingly detailed & affectionate portrait of 3 young & foolish middle class misfits. Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, James Caan, 1996. 

Ben (Oliver Reed) and Marian Rolf (Karen Black) can’t believe how cheap the rent is at their giant Victorian summer home. Over time, however, they begin to sense that there’s something peculiar about the place. Marian becomes strangely obsessed with keeping house, Ben finds himself prone to unusual bursts of anger and his vivacious aunt Elizabeth (Bette Davis) becomes withdrawn, then mysteriously dies. As the couple tries to adjust, they wonder if the house itself could be responsible?

Underground cult classic where a bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets. Douglas Cheek (1984)  

Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s breakthrough comedy musical retells the story of Colorado Cannibal Alferd Packer in this new two-DVD set with never-before-seen bonus features. 1996.

Written by legendary screenwriter John Hughes, the town con and the town beauty team up to outwit a half-wit pair of would-be burglars, real-life brothers. Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly, Dermot Mulroney, 1991.  

An American family (Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jessica Dollarhide) that has suffered tragedy inherits an Italian castle complete with bloodthirsty monster.

No-pose-barred rap-culture satire about a trio of failed musicians who pose as ex-convicts turned hip-hop artists. Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Deezer D, Chris Elliott, Phil Hartman, 1993.  

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.

Some Cheech and Chong goodness returns to the shop!

From leftist filmmaker John Berry, this romantic comedy with a social conscience deftly balances warm humor with a serious look at the cycles of poverty to the indignities of the welfare system which shape its characters. Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones  

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.

A doctor goes to extreme lengths–even murder–to restore the badly burned face of his fiance. Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, Noel Trevarthen, 1968.  

A high-adrenalin guilty pleasure about a couple cops taking on crooks who turn up undead. Darren McGavin, Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Vincent Price, 1988. 

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

In the not-too-distant future against a backdrop of advanced undersea technology, a group of scientists and Navy personnel discover they are in an underwater Alien rip-off. Greg Evigan, Miguel Ferrer, Nia Peeples, Sean S. Cunningham, 1989.  

All 8 seasons of the cult TV show in one set. Yes, that includes 4 great seasons and 4 forgettable seasons.


A double bill of Mark Hartley documentaries on B-movie legends! ELECTRIC BOOGALOO (Mark Hartley 2014), MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED (Mark Hartley 2010)  

An outcast teenager (AnnaLynne McCord) practices surgical skills and has weird, and increasingly violent, psychosexual fantasies.

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.  

Miami is being terrorized by a rapist-killer who stalks women, makes obscene phone calls, then rapes and murders them. A local reporter suspects a creepy neighbour… Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti, 1981.  

A magazine photographer stumbles into intrigue when she photographs the attempted assassination of a rich black man. Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Arthur Marks, 1975. 

Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf. Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, 2000.  

Patrick Stewart features in this horror thriller where, after witnessing a murder, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads. Jeremy Saulnier (2015)  

Comedy legend Dave Chappelle stars in this hilarious adventure of three lovable potheads, trying to bail their friend out of jail. Jim Breuer, Harland Williams, Guillermo Díaz.

Traumatically jilted a psycho turns to brutally dispatching brides-to-be in this distastefully bad slasher notable as the first movie appearance of Tom Hanks! Don Scardino, Caitlin O’Heaney, Elizabeth Kemp, Armand Mastroianni, 1980.  

In this British / Spanish horror, firmly in the late period Hammer mold, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature in remote China and must transport it to Europe by train. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, 1972.

Three sorority pledges are tasked with ensuring that the gals of Sigma Alpha Pi throw a killer party at an abandoned fraternity house. Unfortunately a vengeful spirit decides to take the killer epithet literally.

Reasonably faithful remake, to the letter but also the spirit, of the 1933 classic. Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Guillermin, 1976  

Starring Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Shue. A young zoology student is invited to assist an anthropologist with his experiments involving chimpanzees, mysterious events occur that all centre around the simian servant, Link. Richard Franklin (1986)  

Corky (Anthony Hopkins), a failed magician, adopts a new ventriloquist act with an abrasive dummy named Fats, and suddenly finds himself lined up for a television show. When the unbalanced Corky fears he won’t pass the required mental exam, he runs away with Fats to his hometown, where he meets an old love from high school, Peggy (Ann-Margret). Corky persuades Peggy to leave her loveless marriage — but Fats, who seems to be taking on a mind of his own, doesn’t approve of the relationship.

Suburban Boston professional couple Andy (Bill Pullman) and Tracy (Nicole Kidman) become entangled with cocky trauma surgeon Dr. Jed Hill (Alec Baldwin), an old classmate of Andy’s whom they invite to become their tenant in the large Victorian home they’re renovating. Things become even more tangled when college dean Andy becomes implicated in a campus serial rape investigation and Jed performs an emergency surgery on Tracy with unforeseen complications that disrupt all their lives.

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein. Haifaa Al-Mansour (2017) 

Muppets. Nuff said.

Baltimore auteur Don Dohler directs this cult classic about a alien convict who lands near a small East Coast town, armed with his vaporising ray gun and a goal of killing everyone who crosses his path. Don Dohler, 1982.

NEver have enough Freddy in your life…

Starring Jennifer Connelly and Donald Pleasence, A young girl who can communicate with insects is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders. Dario Argento (1985)  

In this gory and disturbing thriller assassins use a mind-control device which shunts the consciousness of the victim in a dark recess when taken over. Brandon Cronenberg, 2020. 

A big Australian pig attacks an old man (Bill Kerr), grabs a baby and kills a newswoman; her husband (Gregory Harrison) investigates.

One of the most wildly popular horror movies of all-time, Stuart Gordon’s enduring splatter-comedy classic returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features! Stuart Gordon (1985)  

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

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.  

David Cronenberg’s famous sci-fi/horror about individuals with head-exploding psychic powers. Michael Ironside, 1981.  Scanner Sequel double feature! Scanners II: The New Order (1991) / Scanners III: The Takeover (1991).  

Strange visions come to haunt a singer when she and her boyfriend-psychiatrist move into the old house that is haunted by the ghost of a slave owner. Richard Friedman (1987)  

A group of people on a rafting excursion happen upon a deserted town and decide to set up camp. Unfortunately, the town’s only inhabitant happens to be a serial killer! Woody Strode, Byron Quisenberry, 1981.  

A Beverly Hills teen (Billy Warlock) discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

While travelling on their first tour an all-girl punk band, Ms. 45, is drugged and kidnapped. When they awaken they find their limbs removed & replaced with crude weaponry, & are forced to fight as gladiators for a sadistic town. Andrew Thomas Hunt, 2020. 

Legendary cult film cobbled together from the work by two separate groups of filmmakers working on the same set with two totally different casts. Utterly unique and incompetent! 1986.  

With a jailbreak offering them their only way out, a despondent duo rack their brains to figure out a foolproof plan. Fortuitously, one of them discovers an unexpected talent as a rodeo rider, and an escape plan begins to take shape at the annual prisoners’ rodeo.

Gritty documentary that looks at the lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle. Martin Bell, 1984.  

In this small town comedy a hotshot young executive returns to his home town for as his corporate bosses take over the local ailing brewery in order to close it down. Robert Hays, Barbara Hershey, David Keith, 1981.  

Margot Robbie alongside an ensemble cast, featuring Simon Pegg, Dexter Fletcher, Max Irons, and Mike Myers. The plot follows the intertwining lives of two assassins, a fatally ill teacher, a janitor, and a waitress, all of whom become part of an evil mastermind’s murderous plan.

Ton of Godzilla carnage!

Solid double feature! Includes: TRAGEDY GIRLS (Tyler MacIntyre 2017) / M.F.A. (Natalia Leite 2017)  

4K restored version of beloved cult film about the natives of a small isolated town who defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one. Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire, 1990.  

A sinister corporation loses control of a house cat infected with a genetically engineered virus. The death toll rises during the mutant feline’s rampage and, eventually, it finds its way on board the yacht of a criminal kingpin. Greydon Clark (1988) 

Jackson is a lonely serial killer who is really beginning to question the point of all his killing. He is losing focus on why he started to kill in the first place. Anders Palm (1988) 

Australian zombie apocalypse film with a twist of Mad Max! Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill, Kiah Roache-Turner, 2014. 

After witnessing the murder of their corrupt boss, Bernie Lomax (Terry Kiser), Larry Wilson (Andrew McCarthy) and Richard Parker (Jonathan Silverman) are blamed for Bernie’s embezzlement and fired. Desperate to find the stolen $2 million and clear their names, the pair learns the fortune was hidden in the Virgin Islands and travels there in pursuit. Meanwhile, Bernie’s corpse is partially revived in a voodoo ceremony by gangsters also looking for the money

A Roger Corman Women In Prison Triple Feature! Includes the classic Jack Hill directed Big Doll House starring Pam Grier / Big Bird Cage / Women in Cages. 

Marines travel to a deserted island to diffuse bombs, only to be terrorized by an alien. Harry Bromley Davenport (1995)  

Stanford students are selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison experiment. Harsh truths about human nature are soon revealed, but will these young men ever be the same? Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup.  

Growing up on an apple farm in Tasmania, youthful Albert Einstein (Yahoo Serious) makes various scientific discoveries and winds up in plenty of unusual circumstances, even rescuing kittens from being cooked in a pie. The goofy, shock-haired Albert also develops the theory of relativity and subsequently promotes his revelation in Sydney, where he falls for the lovely Marie Curie (Odile Le Clezio) and somehow manages to invent rock ‘n’ roll along the way.

And there we go dear viewers. This week’s arrivals should be in Thursday or Friday. Hope some have attracted your attention. Till next time remember…the videostore loves you. Cheers!

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