So as the month keeps on trucking towards what will hopefully be a better new year for all the videostore continues to do the best it can by atleast supplying some sweet distracting entertainment. The highlight of this week’s cinema is the brand new 20th anniversary of the fantastic and insanely over the top action gore zombie martial arts gunfire fest that is VERSUS. Thank you Arrow Video for finally giving this bad boy a fabulous release. Now let’s see what else is coming shall we?

Can never go wrong with extra copies of the 1986 classic in stock. This 30th anniversary Blu Ray edition is not to hard on the eyes either. Nice little package.

From cult No Wave director Amos Poe, an evocative cinematic snapshot of a New York City that has long since vanished! A NYC drug dealer decides to get out of the business, but must escape from mobsters first. Vincent Spano, Michael Winslow, Kate Vernon  

This animated trek across the musical landscape of the 20th century begins with young immigrant Zalmie (Jeffrey Lippa) arriving in New York City. He’s addicted to show business, but an accident ruins his voice. He marries a stripper (Lisa Jane Persky) and their son, Benny (Richard Singer), becomes a jazz pianist. Although Benny is killed in World War II, his son, Tony (Ron Thompson), goes on to great success as a songwriter during the ’60s, as does Tony’s son, Pete (also Thompson), in the ’80s.

Terror strikes when a former soldier takes a job to help a young woman and her housebound mother.

After being hypnotized by his bizarre mother, a man goes on a brutal killing spree complete with telepathic commands from mom to carve the eyeballs from his victims. But just when you think you’ve seen it all, comes the most shocking twist imaginable

After a nature photographer (Mark L. Taylor) dies on assignment in Venezuela, a poisonous spider hitches a ride in his coffin to his hometown in rural California, where arachnophobe Dr. Ross Jennings (Jeff Daniels) has just moved in with his wife, Molly (Harley Jane Kozak), and young son. As town residents start turning up dead, Jennings begins to suspect spiders, and must face his fears as he and no-nonsense exterminator Delbert McClintock (John Goodman) fight to stop a deadly infestation.

15 Hours of Ash Williams all together! Ash has spent the last thirty years avoiding responsibility, maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope.

From the always entertaining and classy studio FULL MOON PICTURES comes their latest…

4K ALERT! A half-mortal, half-immortal is out to avenge his mother’s death and rid the world of vampires. The modern-day technologically advanced vampires he is going after are in search of his special blood type needed to summon an evil god who plays a key role in their plan to execute the human race.

A young man and his friends venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mystery surrounding his missing sister. Many believe her disappearance 17 years earlier is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when two locals act as guides through the dark and winding woods. As the night wears on, a visit from a menacing presence soon makes them realize that the legend is all too real, and more sinister than they could have ever imagined.

Documentary. Maverick indie filmmaker Al Adamson’s real life was even crazier than one of the 30-plus sex ‘n’ schlock drive-in movies he made in the ’60s and ’70s. David Gregory (2019)  

Tonally ambitious vampire thriller alternating between genres about a pair of two ancient vampires who begin to question their brutal ways. Vanja Kapetanovic, Gabriella Toth, Nika Khitrova, Geoff Ryan, 2020. 

A rare wilderness survival / rape-revenge film about a softball team terrorised by hillbillies. Gregory Scott Cummins, Laura Albert, Lee Benton, Tanya Rosenberg, 1990.  

The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gMaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague. Jeff Barnaby, 2019. 

Sophie’s 18th birthday becomes a bloodbath when monsters descend upon her house and start to devour the party guests. Sophie and her friends must rally together to send their party crashers back to hell. Stewart Sparke, 2018. 

Blaxploitation western featuring Fred Williamson as a self-appointed sheriff of a mostly white town. William Smith, Jack Arnold, 1975.

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 horror anthology, shot on video in 1987 [allegedly] and lost for 30 years. A video game geek watches TV and only gets reception on channel 13, where a hooded monk shows tales of killer scarecrows, monster birds, and cannibal spaghetti farm owners. 2015 

80’s horror about 8 teenagers trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall pursued by murderous, out of control security robots. Jim Wynorski, 1986. 

In the 1980s, serial killer Andrei Chikatilo (Jeffrey DeMunn) embarks on an eight-year killing spree, murdering 52 people. Lt. Viktor Burakov (Stephen Rea) wants to put a stop to the killings, but the Soviet bureaucracy obstructs him at every turn, insisting a Communist Party member could not be the killer. Burakov is determined to catch Chikatilo, aided only by his cynical superior (Donald Sutherland) and a frightened but determined psychiatrist (Max von Sydow) in this true story.

Dylan McDermott stars in this chilling portrait of all-American evil. A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home. Duncan Skiles (2018)  

Special edition of John Carpenter’s classic sci-fi oddity. Includes original version & theatrical version as well as a new documentary featuring interviews with the crew.

Cardiac Arrest / Day of the Animals / Grim / Tunnels / Dead Hate the Living / Don’t Go in the House / Deadly Instincts / With Friends Like These / You’re Driving Me Crazy / Shrunken Heads  

Gerard Damiano’s notorious classic 70’s porno featuring the late Linda Lovelace. 

A young man (Alec Owen) infiltrates a fraternity after the serial killer Motherface murders his twin brother.

A lonely maintenance worker routinely escapes into an alternate universe where he lives as an idealized version of himself. As his mind deteriorates, he has no choice but to try and uncover the truth behind his identity before he no longer can.

The entire 7 Film franchise of EVIL BONG back in stock!

British thriller about 8 candidates who reach the final job application stage for a dream job at a mysterious corporation must work together to discern the answer to the final question. Stuart Hazeldine, 2009. 

A middle-aged man dealing with both unemployment and divorce, William Foster (Michael Douglas) is having a bad day. When his car breaks down on a Los Angeles highway, he leaves his vehicle and begins a trek across the city to attend his daughter’s birthday party. As he makes his way through the urban landscape, William’s frustration and bitterness become more evident, resulting in violent encounters with various people, including a vengeful gang and a dutiful veteran cop (Robert Duvall)

New York Detective “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman) and his partner (Roy Scheider) chase a French heroin smuggler. Plus the sequel included.

According to the laws of the Old West town where criminal Henry Lloyd Moon (Jack Nicholson) is about to be executed, a death row convict will be spared if a reputable woman promises to mend his ways. To the annoyance of ruthless Deputy Towfield (Christopher Lloyd), Julia Tate (Mary Steenburgen) vouches for Henry and assigns him to search for gold on her land. Their relationship eventually turns romantic, but Towfield and Henry’s old criminal buddies threaten their domestic bliss.

Ronnie (Michael St. Michaels) runs a disco walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden (Sky Elobar). When a sexy, alluring woman named Janet (Elizabeth De Razzo) comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also brings about the appearance of an oily, slimy, inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent-soon dubbed the Greasy Strangler.

Feverish Japanese film which intertwines the stories of three women grappling with sex for money and murder. Miki Mizuno, Makoto Togashi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Shion Sono, 2011. 

A Jewish family, that just arrived in a new neighborhood, are recording their youngest son’s birthday celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal-meth-crazed Neo-Nazi lunatics. Ian Roberts, Tim Moran, Debbie Diesel. 

Ralph Bakshi’s violent and vulgar look at 1950s Brooklyn and an imminent rumble between two street gangs

Double feature of the inspired radioactive cannibal films: The Hills Have Eyes (1977) / The Hills Have Eyes II (1984)  

Bottom of the barrel teen sex exploitation double feature: Hollywood High (1976) / Teenage Mother (1967)  

Indescribable psychedelic Japanse ghost tale that’s equal parts absurd and nightmarish, Scooby Doo and Mario Bava. Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977. 

A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But this is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy of death.

Strange occurrences plague a small-town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a boy.

Labyrinthine psycho sexual Italian thriller where frustrated wife Carol Hammond is having bizarre, erotic dreams about her neighbour Julia. When Julia winds up dead, Carol is the prime suspect. Lucio Fulci (1973) 

Academy Award nominee Tim Roth (RESERVOIR DOGS, PULP FICTION) made his unforgettable film debut as Trevor, a ferocious teenage skinhead whose random acts of racism, vandalism and violence send him on a snarling spiral through England’s justice system.

A group of sci-fi cosplayers are granted superpowers and are transported into the multiverse to do real battle with evil alien forces bent on Earth’s destruction.

Spanish horror-mystery about the pandemonium unleashed when the count of a cursed Eastern European village dies mysteriously. Features beefy genre heavyweight Paul Naschy in a supporting role. Stelvio Rossi, José Luis Merino, 1973. 

Exploitation film which is an odd mixture of documentary footage and re-enactments by non-actors, many filmed on the actual locations, of the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders committed by the Manson Family. Brian Klinknett, Frank Howard, 1971.  

THEY SHATTERED HIS AMERICAN DREAM. Martial arts legend Sho Kosugi (Enter the Ninja, Ninja 3: The Domination) stars as a family man driven to exact vigilante justice ninja style! Gordon Hessler (1985)

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. Thirty years later, the dance is held again for the first 

In this horror-comedy, a contaminated energy drink turns an illegal rave into a nightmare, a germaphobic journalist has to overcome her deepest fears to get her friends out alive. Natasha Henstridge, 2018. 

Stuart Gordon’s deliciously deranged double feature of classic 80’s splatter: Re-Animator / Bride of Re-Animator  

A stillborn baby girl is abducted by a morgue attendant and brought back to life by electrokinetic power. On her 16th birthday, she escapes captivity and sets out to find her birth mother, leaving a trail of destruction behind her.

Three friends (Eric Conley, Fred DeReau, Dave Campfield) install hidden cameras in their surrounding apartments to catch a killer.

Sensual dancer Laura receives an envelope from her lover with an order to open it only upon his death. When he is killed she opens the envelope, finding half of a mysterious map and a piece of paper with instructions.

The idle & depraved son of a rich industrialist cajoles 2 strangers to rob the safe in his father’s factory, seduce his stepmother to blackmail her for money and finally to commit murder. Claude Mulot, 1974.

A secret agent embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III.

A maniacal clown terrorises three young women and anyone else in his way on Hallow’een night.

The original restored film in an all-new 4k scan authorized by Tobe Hooper, featuring a dynamic new 7.1 surround sound mix and never-before-seen outtakes!

Disturbing horror about a woman who gets raped, captures her rapist, tortures him for weeks with needles, a blowtorch and various medical goodies, then goes insane and starts a splatter rampage. Ryan Nicholson, 2004. 

A 98-pound nerd (Mark Torgl) from New Jersey lands in a vat of toxic waste and becomes a benevolent monster (Mitchell Cohen).

The mythic cult film from Ryûhei Kitamura in both its original 2000 and expanded 2004 Ultimate Versus iterations, in a brand new, director-approved restoration.  

Russian horror. A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him. Konstantin Ershov (1967)  

Hoping to avoid gambling debts, rich playboy Lawrence Bourne (Tom Hanks) stows away on a plane of Peace Corps volunteers set for Thailand. Once aboard, he meets the outrageously affable Tom Tuttle (John Candy), who shows him the ropes. After landing, the crew is stationed in a small town where they are to construct a bridge. Along with the lovely and altruistic Beth Wexler (Rita Wilson), the group begins work, but soon discover the CIA, communists and a drug lord are eyeing the bridge.

Detective Michael James races to solve mysterious tragedies that have occurred on Dog Lady Island throughout the years.

John Wisdom (Emilio Estevez) cannot land a job, dogged as he is by having served time in prison. Frustrated with his situation and in need of some cash, he sets off on a cross-country journey with his girlfriend, Karen (Demi Moore), on which the pair rob banks and then donate some of their earnings to farmers struggling in the tough economic climate. But, when Karen accidentally shoots a cop during a holdup, the couple become the target of a massive manhunt.

Idiosyncratic horror-comedy about a misfit cop investigating a rash of murders of young women in the sleepy town of Snow Hollow. Robert Forster, Jim Cummings, 2020. 

The first two seasons of the series documenting the hilarious nightly exploits of vampire roommates as they navigate the modern world of Staten Island with the help of their human familiar. Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Matt Berry, Mark Proksch

And there we have it kids. This week’s order. HOPEFULLY they actually show up this week. Stay safe, stay warm, and remember the videostore loves you. Cheers!