Movies, Movies, Movies…They Just Keep On Coming…

Well like life itself the videostore keeps on trucking along now in year 18. It’s another week of nerd goodness coming to the shop so let’s not waste time but instead dive right into it and take a look…

BACK IN STOCK! Two actresses who have auditioned for one part, sharing the same apartment with opposite personalities equals a night which either neither of them will forget – if they survive! Yukihiko Tsutsumi, 2003.  

BACK IN STOCK! Documentary which looks at the murder of a American teen in the summer of 1984 by a friend who alleged that it was a “Satanic sacrifice”. Dan Jones, Jesse P. Pollack, 2019.  

In a Manhattan cafe, word processor Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) meets and talks literature with Marcy (Rosanna Arquette). Later that night, Paul takes a cab to Marcy’s downtown apartment. His $20 bill flying out the window during the ride portends the unexpected night he has. He cannot pay for the ride and finds himself in a series of awkward, surreal and life-threatening situations with a colorful cast of characters. He spends the rest of the night trying to return uptown.

On a lonely island in the Pacific Northwest, a group of travelers find themselves targeted by a crazed, homicidal family. John Hough (1988)  

Japan’s darkest secret has become America’s newest nightmare! Two women are abducted by a group of snuff filmmakers and brought into a Hellish nightmare of unmistakable brutality!  

BACK IN STOCK! 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)  

Touching and sincere documentary on the 30+ year struggle of Canada’s own Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner of Anvil to pursue their rock star dreams. 2007.  

BACK IN STOCK! Blind traveler Zatoichi (Beat Takeshi) is a master swordsman and a masseur with a fondness for gambling on dice games. When he arrives in a village torn apart by warring gangs, he sets out to protect the townspeople. He is also enlisted to help two sibling geisha, Okinu (Yûko Daike) and Osei (Daigorô Tachibana), avenge the murder of their parents, who were slaughtered in a massacre. Zatoichi must fight his way through numerous enemies before finally clashing with a heartless crime boss.

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. 

Quirky absurdist and sweet-natured mockumentary about an unsuccessful inventor who creates a cabbage eating robot in a remote corner of North Wales. David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey, Jim Archer, 2022.  

A 19th century Count, with a penchant to stuff and mount his visitors, invites a theatrical troupe for a weekend of horrors. Christopher Lee, Philippe Leroy, 1964  

Italian horror where a horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director’s gory death scenes from his movies. Lucio Fulci (1990)  

A young police officer is transferred from Seoul to a small village in the countryside for duty when he jokingly checked the box to be deployed “anywhere.”

Special edition Blu Rays of both City Slicker flicks back in stock!

A young scientist discovers a malevolent entity she smuggles to her home when she loses her job after a traumatic accident. She and the creature share a symbiotic bond that drives her to carry out its sinister will. Stewart Sparke (2016)  

In a lavish gothic shocker inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s immortal novella Carmilla a foreboding castle teems with ancestral curses, unnatural desires, philosophical hunchbacks and grisly acts of vengeance. Christopher Lee, Tonino Valerii, 1964.  

The misadventures of a group of unfortunate but street-wise cabbies working for a Washington, D.C. decrepit taxicab company. Adam Baldwin, Mr. T, Gary Busey, Joel Schumacher, 1983.  

Remake of the classic zombie film where survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Zack Snyder, 2004.  

Cult 80s horror film, better known for its gimmicky VHS cover, involves a woman admitted to a mental hospital haunted by an undead mad scientist. Brett Leonard, 1989.  

While staying at a run-down cabin in the woods during the weekend, three children must save their parents from the neighbor who intends to feed them to her un-dead family. Peter Ricq (2017)  

Wes Craven’s Amish horror! When a woman’s husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor an evil is unleashed on the world. Sharon Stone, Ernest Borgnine, 1981. 

Oddball French action-horror about a action movie enthusiast young boy who must defend himself and his grandfather from a killer dressed as Santa Claus. Brigitte Fossey, René Manzor, 1989.  

BACK IN STOCK! 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!  

BACK IN STOCK! From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes DEMONS 2, the sequel to the surprise horror hit, DEMONS! Presented in a stunning new high-definition transfer and re-mastered audio! 

Corbin Bernsen stars as a homicidal dentist in this double feature of the cult classics The Dentist & The Dentist 2  

BACK IN STOCK! Two fallen angels who were ejected from paradise find themselves banned in Wisconsin. They are now headed for New Jersey where they find a loophole that can get them back into heaven. The only catch is that it will destroy humanity. A group bands together to stop them.

The counselors of Pine Hills Summer Camp are getting the grounds ready for the season. While they set up, a mysterious girl enters the camp after a night of bloodshed. And there are things following her as well.

BACK IN STOCK! Broadly comic Mel Brooks parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations. Leslie Nielsen, Harvey Korman, Chuck McCann, 1995.  

Over 6 hours of retro movie trailers with non-stop sex, violence, vehicle destruction and cockamamie cosmic carnage.

Rock Mockumentary follows a young filmmaker’s incredible odyssey to capture something hot, raw and original. What and who he found was the band Electric Apricot. What he achieved was enlightenment! Les Claypool (2006)  

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.  

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  

Horror film from Cyprus about a group of filmmakers attempt to film a documentary about a tragically famous hotel with a terrible secret. Julian Sands, Anthony Skordi, Elva Trill, Francesco Cinquemani, 2022.  

Silly 80’s teen comedy dominated by an array of cheesy pop tunes about the aspiration of every 80’s teenager – to dance their way to success. Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt, Shannon Doherty. 1985. 

Action-packed & excellently choreograph martial arts film set during the Japanese occupation of China when a folk hero rises up to assert Chinese rights. Dennis To, Cheng Si-Yu, 2019.  

BACK IN STOCK! Michael returns to Haddonfield! 4K restoration of the 4th entry in the long running franchise.  

BACK IN STOCK! This box set comprises three 4K remastered films from one of the longest running horror series in cinema history: HALLOWEEN: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS / HALLOWEEN H20 / HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION 

BACK IN STOCK! Adventures from deep space to futuristic New York, and beyond. Each world and story is dominated by the presence of the Loch’nar — the sum of all evils manifest as a glowing green sphere whose power infects all times, all galaxies, all dimensions. To some, it appears as treasure, a green jewel they must possess. Others worship it as a god. Few escape it. Even in death and through death its powers continue. From war to war and world to world it seems invincible.

Wax sculptor Henry (Vincent Price) is horrified to learn that his business partner, Matthew (Roy Roberts), plans on torching their wax museum to collect on the insurance policy. Henry miraculously survives a fiery confrontation with Matthew and re-emerges some years hence with a museum of his own. But when the appearance of Henry’s new wax sculptures occurs at the same time that a number of corpses vanish from the city morgue, art student Sue Allen (Phyllis Kirk) begins suspecting wrongdoing.

Fun triple feature on Blu Ray!

Double feature of 90s erotic thrillers featuring Shannon Tweed: ILLICIT DREAMS (1994) / INDECENT BEHAVIOR 4 (1997)  

BACK IN STOCK! Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam war veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death. Tim Robbins, 1990. 

BACK IN PRINT! A new drug promises out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back changed forever, and an otherworldly invasion of Earth is underway.

Wry & affectionate look at the party scene of early 80’s Manhattan as the disco era comes to a close. Whit Stillman, Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, 1998.  

Mathilda (Natalie Portman) is only 12 years old, but is already familiar with the dark side of life: her abusive father stores drugs for corrupt police officers, and her mother neglects her. Léon (Jean Reno), who lives down the hall, tends to his houseplants and works as a hired hitman for mobster Tony (Danny Aiello). When her family is murdered by crooked DEA agent Stansfield (Gary Oldman), Mathilda joins forces with a reluctant Léon to learn his deadly trade and avenge her family’s deaths.

BACK IN STOCK! Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin’s accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.

BACK IN STOCK! This animated film by Ralph Bakshi presents the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s renowned fantasy tale. The wise old wizard, Gandalf (William Squire), entrusts the young hobbit, Frodo (Christopher Guard), with a magical ring. Soon dark forces are after Frodo, so he must leave his peaceful home and travel to the ominous Mount Doom, where the ring must be destroyed. Accompanied by a trio of hobbit friends, Frodo is also aided by the mysterious Aragorn (John Hurt) and other heroic allies.

In this low budget found footage horror, two teenage girls encounter an Internet child predator. Michael Goi, 2011. 

Double feature of 90s erotic thrillers: MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS (1994) / PRIVATE OBSESSION (1995)  

In this low budget horror, a woman After receiving a mysterious demonic African mask in the mail, is attacked by a “being” she refers to as The Nightmare Man. Blythe Metz, Luciano Szafir, Aaron Sherry, Rolfe Kanefsky, 2006.  

BACK IN STOCK! The quintessential silent vampire film, remastered in high definition for the first time.  

BACK IN STOCK! Brian De Palma’s (Scarface, The Untouchables) classic musical cult comedy remastered! William Finley, Jessica Harper, Paul Williams, Brian De Palma, 1974  

BACK IN STOCK! A horror movie marathon in an abandoned theatre decides to screen a bizarre short whose creator killed his family and set the theater on fire after its first showing. That’s when the murder begins. Mark Herrier (1991)  

BACK IN STOCK! Hal Needham’s beloved cult film about one young man’s intense desire to win a BMX race called Helltrack. Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire, Ray Walston, 1986. 

BACK IN STOCK! Grim period horror comedy about a cowardly soldier sent out to an isolated Californian military outpost, with only a ragbag of misfits to keep him company who encounter a rescued man with a disturbing tale of cannibalism. Guy Pearce, Jeffrey Jones, 1999.  

Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron’s forces in a final battle. Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron’s forces in a final battle. Arthur Rankin Jr.

Darkly surreal Spanish film about a group of lonely UFO enthusiasts who bond over their shared belief in secret cosmic saviors who struggle when one of their number turns up dead. Chema García Ibarra, 2021.  

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.

Sergio Martino’s cult horror about the wife of an archaeology who is plagued by nightmares of ritualistic deaths within an ancient Etruscan tomb. Elvire Audray, John Saxon, 1982.  

BACK IN STOCK! Members (Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny) of the Palisades Defense Corp. sales group arrive in Europe for a team-building exercise. A fallen tree blocks the route, and they must hike to their destination. However, a psychotic killer lurks in the woods, and he has a horrible fate in mind for each of the co-workers.

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. 

Santa Claus helps three cosplaying girls after they accidentally unleash Krampus. Together, they have to stop the monster before he can continue his killing spree.

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.

BACK IN STOCK! Fish leaves prison after serving six years and receives an invitation to dinner from a fellow criminal. During a tense dinner, attempts are made to find out where Fish hid the goods from a robbery, as food appears on the naked body of a woman.

From the legendary director of Spider Baby comes the wildest girl gang that ever blasted the streets! Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, Jack Hill, 1975.  

Deathstalker / Deathstalker II / The Warrior and the Sorceress / Barbarian Queen 

Double feature of sexy 90s films: Test Tube Teens From the Year 2000 (1994) / Rebecca’s Secret (1998)  

BACK IN STOCK! Fun Norwegian horror about a group of students investigating a series of mysterious killings blamed on bears begin to follow a mysterious hunter who claims to be a troll hunter. 2010. 

A showman cowboy seeks fame and fortune by capturing a Tyrannosaurus Rex living in the Forbidden Valley and putting it in a Mexican circus. His victim, called the Gwangi, turns out to have an aversion to being shown in public. Jim O’Connolly (1969)  

Three werewolf women from Uranus are sent to Earth. Janeane Garofalo, Lloyd Kaufman, Dave Hill, 2016.  

Breathtaking animated dystopian fairy tale that is equal measure uncompromising examination of fascism and shape-shifting, trippy nightmare. Cristobal Leon, Joaquin Cocina, 2020. 

And there you go. This week’s cinema. Hopefully something makes your smile on this list. We’ll see you later in the week. Cheers!

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