New Week Of Cinema Kicking and Punching Into The Shop…

The days keep on rolling and so do the movies coming into the shop. Lots of cool stuff crashing through the videostore this week including GOBLIN live in concert in Austin from 2014!. Let’s see what else is coming shall we…

Starring Steve Coogan, In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester’s music to the world. Michael Winterbottom (2002)  

A Cannon film classic & MST3k favourite about an attractive but unpleasant young woman who travels to Africa looking for her missing archaeologist father, and stumbles into a strange subterranean civilization. Kathy Ireland, Albert Pyun, 1988.  

A madcap send-up of late-night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches. Arsenio Hall, Phil Hartman, Sybil Danning, Henry Silva, Carrie Fisher, 1987.  

“Amélie” is a fanciful comedy about a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making. Shot in over 80 Parisian locations, acclaimed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (“Delicatessen”; “The City of Lost Children”) invokes his incomparable visionary style to capture the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful ingenue.

Realising a satellite brought back a lethal organism from another world, a team of government scientists race against the clock to understand the extraterrestrial virus code named Andromeda before it can wipe out all life on the planet. Robert Wise (1971)  

Six young adults in the woods run afoul of a berserker’s rage, a viking warrior who dons the skins and snout of a bear. Jefferson Richard (1987)  

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

Heavy metal horror about a demon-raising band that invades a sleepy little American town. Vincent Pastore, John Fasano, 1988.  

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve (Steven McQueen) and his best girl, Jane (Aneta Corseaut), as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man and grow to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave (Earl Rowe) refuses to believe the kids without proof.

Scientists working in the Austrian Alps discover that a glacier is leaking a liquid that appears to be affecting local wildlife. Marvin Kren, 2013.  

Stylised retelling of the story of Landru, serial killer who targeted lonely women during WWI. Serge Bento, Michèle Morgan, Claude Chabrol, 1963.  

When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home. Cheech Marin (1987)  

A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an Upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. Written by Harvey Weinstein. Jason Alexander, Holly Hunter, Tony Maylam.  

On the anniversary of his first murderous spree, a serial killer returns to a small town for round two. A young police officer, himself a survivor of the initial massacre, takes it upon himself to catch the killer before it’s too late.

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,

 A British film censor sets out to solve the mystery of her sister’s disappearance, embarking on a quest that dissolves the line between fiction and reality. Niamh Algar, Michael Smiley, Nicholas Burns, Prano Bailey-Bond, 2021.  

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.  

Ralph Bakshi’s (Fritz the Cat) infamous indictment of blaxploitation films, negative black stereotypes and the plight of blacks in America circa 1975. Barry White, Scatman Crothers. 

A mixed martial arts champion is forced out of retirement for one last fight in order to unravel a major conspiracy. Wei Zhao, Collin Chou, Qing Guo. 

H.P. Lovecraft story of murderous fish people where a boating accident runs a young couple ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring. Stuart Gordon (2001)  

The most savagely subversive film by the iconoclastic auteur Luchino Visconti employs the mechanics of deliriously stylised melodrama to portray Nazism’s total corruption of the soul.  

Australian action comedy television series set in a bizarre, camp, 1960s interpretation of World War II and follows a group of five international spies on a mission to kill Adolf Hitler and thwart his plans of world domination.  

Long forgotten regional slasher (in this case South Carolina) homage to Friday the 13th notable for being directed by former child star David Nelson and starring adult star Susan Kiger. Martin Tucker, William T. Hicks, 1982.  

A health club is beseiged with a series of terrible murders involving killer saunas and other grisly devices. William Bumiller, Brenda Bakke, Merritt Butrick, 1989.  

Roger Corman produced Gothic horror directed by a young Francis Ford Coppola (with an assist from Jack Hill). William Campbell, Patrick Magee, and Luana Anders. 1963.  

Rare cult classic, where a young man and friends go back to the old farm to investigate the mysterious death of his grandparents, but the Demon Wind possesses and turns them into monsters from hell. Charles Philip Moore(1990) 

Jim Jarmusch’s cult film about trio of misfits in a Louisiana prison. Roberto Benigni, Tom Waits, John Lurie. 1986.  

Italian horror where a woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and stumble upon a cannibal cult led by a deranged preacher. Umberto Lenzi (1980) 

Award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor Eli Roth brings together the masters of horror – the storytellers and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles. 

The long awaited release of Dario Argento’s third film! Drummer accidentally kills a stalker only to be photographed in the act and to have a series of murders pinned on him. Mimsy Farmer, Michael Brandon, 1972.  

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.

Prepare yourself for five twisted tales of terror hosted by everyone’s favorite sinister succubus, Dr. Boobenstein. Featuring vicious vixens, flesh-eating mist, Vengeful Aztec gods, talking corpses, sinister Santas, and more. So sit back, turn out the lights, and get ready for your worst nightmares to unfold.

Goblin live performance recorded in Austin, Texas, on April 29, 2014, during the third North American Tour. The line-up consists of Massimo Morante, Maurizio Guarini, Fabio Pignatelli and Agostino Marangolo, joined by Steve Moore. guest musician from Pittsburgh duo Zombi. Austinato was shot from multiple camera angles within the intimate setting of the Mohawk venue in downtown Austin, Texas. In 2013/2014 Goblin toured North America for the first time in their 40 plus year career, performing live all the popular sountracks that the band released over the years, including themes from Profondo Rosso (Deep Red), Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead, Tenebre, Non ho Sonno, plus tunes from non-soundtrack original material recorded over the years, starting from the album Roller on 1976 up to the mostt recent pruduction. For more than four decades iconic Italian progressive rock band Goblin have become internationally known for paving a timeless path of classic musical compositions for horror film icon DARIO ARGENTO.

William Girdler’s charmingly daffy Jaws rip off about a 18 foot tall grizzly bear who terrorises a state park. Christopher George, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Prine, 1976.  

What would happen if Canadian proto slasher Black Christmas was made in 1983 instead of 1974? This movie! A rare 80s slasher with a female focus from Brian DePalma protegé Mark Rosman. 

From the director of the Grudge series! A young psychologist tries to unravel an urban myth about cursed calls from an isolated phone booth in a haunted tunnel. Ayaka Miyoshi, Ryôta Bandô, Tsuyoshi Furukawa, Takashi Shimizu, 2019.  

A sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer comes across a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain the enforcer can only dream about

Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Jonathan Winters play a group of strangers fighting tooth and nail over buried treasure, in this pileup of slapstick and borscht-belt-y one-liners. Stanley Kramer (1963)  

set at the turn of the 19th century on the fictional French-controlled island of Pulau-Pulau in the East Indies. Jack Stiles is an American secret agent sent there by President Jefferson. … Together, the two work to stop Napoleon and various other threats to the United States.

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

Four pack on DVD of some classic Carpenter beauties.

The formerly mentally challenged landscaper turned cyberspace augmented telepathic super genius from the last film is revived and sets out to take revenge on the world. Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer, Austin O’Brien, Farhad Mann, 1996.  

Underrated (though not terribly original) horror from the early 80’s about a psychopath who slaughters the inhabitants of a youth camp. Joe Giannone, 1982.  

A ridiculously inept horror about a buxom woman posessed by a demon who murders anybody who gets in her way. Bobbie Bresee, Marjoe Gortner, Norman Burton, Maurice Sherbanee, LaWanda Page, Chu Chu Malave, Michael Dugan, 1982  

On a desert planet, warlord Jared-Syn is trying to convince a tribe of mutants that he’s their messiah and Ranger Dogen & explorer Dhyana, who’s father was murdered by Syn, must stop him. Jeffrey Byron, Michael Preston, Tim Thomerson, Charles Band, 1983. 

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  

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV,” Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike’s estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

Starring James Spader. A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find a local street gang terrorizes the town. Sean S. Cunningham (1985)  

A social media influencer and his friends find themselves in over their heads when the search for quality online content leads them to a sinister world in Moscow.

IMPORT BLU RAY of that 80s Kung Fu flick that used West Edmonton Mall as the backdrop for a kung fu fight! An illegal immigrant living in Hong Kong does humiliating things to survive.

Jackie Chan Hong Kong Action Double Bill! POLICE STORY (Jackie Chan 1985) POLICE STORY 2 (Jackie Chan 1988)  

Hayao Miyazaki’s delightful animated film about a WWI Italian pilot cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. 1992. 

John Carpenter’s horror film about a research team who find a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church which may contain the DEVIL! Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong, Alice Cooper, 1987.  

Avalon Bay, 1945: On the night of her graduation dance, young Rosemary and her date are brutally murdered by a prowler thought to be a jilted soldier home from the war. The killer was never found. 30 years later, the dance is held again for the first time 

A quintessential piece of early 80’s trash newly restored from the original camera negative and on blu-ray for the first time! Just look at the cover! Cameron Mitchell and Vic Diaz star!  

When a doctor & outspoken naturalist in Africa let’s lions and other big cats to roam freely, his family are stalked by the massive lions that have overrun the house. Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith, Noel Marshall, 1981  

Prostitutes in a World War II brothel spy on the customers for a Nazi commandant (Helmut Berger).

Starring Christopher Lee. A young man and his luscious girlfriend unwittingly visit the Count’s castle, they find themselves trapped in a face-to-face frenzy of bloodthirsty vixens, religious blasphemy and sadistic henchmen. Roy Ward Baker (1970)  

Classic Canuxploitation film set during the actual 1981 Halifax Police strike about a gang of hoodlums who accidentally kill the owner of a gay bar. Paul Donovan, Maura O’Connell, 1983.  

Tougher than Chiba! Meaner than Bruce Lee! Awesome collection of the cult Sister Streetfighter films (including the rare final entry Sister Street Fighter: Fifth Level Fist).  

A rural community is dying in strange and gruesome ways, the health inspector coming to the terrifying conclusion that giant slugs are breeding in the sewers and feeding on the locals! Juan Piquer Simón (1988)  

A New Yorker’s life is thrown into a tailspin when his younger cousin surprise visits him, starting a strange, unpredictable adventure. Jim Jarmusch (1984)  

In this horror comedy western, vampires in a small town manufacture artificial blood in the hopes of integrating into human society. However, a descendent of Van Helsing has other plans. David Carradine, Morgan Brittany, Bruce Campbell, Anthony Hickox 

When a horror film buff tries to warn his friends of impending danger during March Break, they scoff at him, that is, until sinister things begin to happen. Rolfe Kanefsky (1991)  

John Carpenter’s fun satire of consumerism finds an unemployed Roddy Piper uncovering that the world’s ruling elite are aliens in disguise who’s aim is to keep humans in a state of mindless consumerism. Keith David, Meg Foster, 1988. 

Harrowing documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization. Mick Jackson, 1984.  

Johnnie To’s most personal film is a story of 3 lost souls who collide in the neon night clubs of Hong Kong – a former judo champion now barely scraping by as an alcoholic bar owner, a young fighter intent on challenging him, and a singer chasing dreams.  

A woman is left handcuffed to her dead husband as part of a sick revenge plot. Unable to unshackle, she has to survive as two killers arrive to finish her off. Megan Fox, Eoin Macken, Callan Mulvey, 2021.  

The tangled relationship between a troubled private investigator and the missing woman he’s hired to help find. Joanna Cassidy, Dichen Lachman, Natalie Zea, Dennis Hauck, 2015.  

The masters of modern horror – George Romero and Dario Argento – bring you an unprecedented pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. In Romero’s The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar, a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau of THE FOG) and 

In order to graduate from college, four students must give in to their blackmailing dean’s demand that they enter a raft race. Bob McGraw (Tim Matheson), Max (Dan Monahan), Gonzer (Stephen Furst) and Irwin (Sandy Helberg) must compete against a team from Ivy University as well as a hardened team from a nearby military school. Sparks fly between Bob and a new teammate, while the captain of the military team plots revenge against the foursome, and the Ivy team schemes its way to the top.

A lesbian couple’s first-anniversary weekend takes a drastic turn to the ultra-violence in this thriller. Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Colin Minihan, 2018. 

Heartfelt documentary explores the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic The Monster Squad and the impact it has on fans, cast and crew, and the industry. Shane Black, Fred Dekker, Seth Green, Andre Gower, 2018. 

Cult teen 80s horror / sci-fi film about a mysterious fast-driving spirit who descends from the sky to take revenge against a road-racing gang of motor-heads. Charlie Sheen, Nick Cassavetes, Sherilyn Fenn, Randy Quaid, Mike Marvin, 1986. 

Starring Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, a skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight. Peter Markle (1986)  

Erotic Japanese crime film about a secret police agent who goes undercover to uncover an assassination ring. Kenichi Fujiwara, Masaki Miura, Sasa Handa. 2007.  

And there it guys. A Few gems coming this week so the shop hopes something caught your eye to check out. AS always the videostore loves you. See ya soon! Cheers!

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