This Week Is Bound To Be A Good One For New Movies Hitting The Shop…

Hot Time Summer In The City…damn it’s hot outside as the summer weather hits the city. Luckily somewhere on Whyte Ave lies the underground little video store that keeps nice and cool. Cool enough to keep bring you new cinema on a weekly basis. This week another good mix of movie magic arrives so let’s see what’s coming shall we?

Underrated beauty! In New York City in the days following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) steels himself for a lengthy jail term. Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest buddies (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper) and trying to prepare his girlfriend, Naturelle Riviera (Rosario Dawson), for his extended absence.

Triple Feature Pacino!!! SEA OF LOVE: Troubled New York City detective Frank Keller (Al Pacino) investigates a serial killer who finds victims using personal ads in a magazine and leaves the song “Sea of Love” playing at his crime scenes. With the help of his partner, Sherman Touhey (John Goodman), Frank concocts a plan to find the killer using his own personal ads. But when Frank falls for one of his chief suspects, Helen Cruger (Ellen Barkin), he struggles to reconcile his personal life and his professional duty.

SCENT OF A WOMAN: Frank is a retired Lt. Col. in the US army. He’s blind and impossible to get along with. Charlie is at school and is looking forward to going to college. To help pay for a trip home for Christmas, he agrees to look after Frank over Thanksgiving. Frank’s niece says this will be easy money, but she didn’t reckon on Frank spending his Thanksgiving in New York.

MANGLEHORN: AJ Manglehorn seems to be an ordinary guy, but he’s an ex-con who, 40 years ago, gave up the woman of his dreams for a big ‘job’. He now obsesses daily over the choices he made. After a dramatic effort to start over, Manglehorn faces a terrifying moment and is unmasked as a guy with a very, very dark past.

Back In Stock! All 6 films in the Alien Franchise together…until the 7th one comes out.

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In this unrelenting action masterpiece from director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York), a police station under siege from a vicious street gang becomes a cataclysmic battleground where only the strongest survive! This explosive gem from one of cinema’s great frightmasters is inspired by Howard Hawks’ immortal western, Rio Bravo and Night of the Living Dead. Made in 1976.

Back In Stock. A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Audacious retro/futurist French drama about a woman in the near future who decides to purify her DNA to relieve herself of unhappiness. Léa Seydoux, George MacKay, Bertrand Bonello, 2023.

Experience the golden age of burlesque in this titillating triple feature of 1950s grindhouse classics, newly restored from the original negatives. Pinup goddess Bettie Page shares the screen with striptease legend Tempest Storm in the holy grails of full-color burlesque films: Varietease (1954) and Teaserama (1955). Directed by girlie-pix impresario Irving Klaw, the dance card includes performances by strip queens Lili St. Cyr, tantalizing Trudy Wayne, and “female impersonator” Vickie Lynn, interspersed with obligatory appearances by baggy-pants comics and sunny songsters. Concluding the trilogy is Klaw’s Buxom Beautease (1956), which incorporates the short color film Striptease Revealed, and features incendiary performances by Blaze Starr and Dorian Dennis. Working in collaboration with Something Weird, the Sonney Amusement Enterprises Film Collection, and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Kino Lorber has performed meticulous 4K restorations of these essential films, introducing them to a new generation of burlesque aficionados.
Back In Stock. Kurt Russell stars as Jack Burton, a tough-talking truck driver whose life goes into a supernatural tailspin when his best friend’s fiancée is kidnapped. John Carpenter (1986)

Writer-director Larry Cohen’s clever & entertaining paean to traditional gangster films (a la LITTLE CAESAR) updates the genre to contemporary Harlem. Fred Williamson, Minnie Gentry, Julius W. Harris, D’urville Martin, Val Avery, Phillip Roye.

After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully (Craig Wasson) finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home’s telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde (Deborah Shelton) dancing in her window. But when he witnesses the girl’s murder, it leads Scully through the netherworld of the adult entertainment industry on a search for answers — with porn actress Holly Body (Melanie Griffith) as his guide.

In the backwater town of Boggy Creek, Arkansas a mysterious figure emerges that both eludes authorities and dishes out his own form of justice.
A tough female ex con and her lover concoct an elaborate scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on a crooked boyfriend. Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, Wachowskis, 1996.

Acclaimed animator Miyazaki’s animated fantasy about a young boy who encounters a magical world and surreal characters while struggling with the grief of the death of his mother. Luca Padovan, Gemma Chan.

Back In Stock. Video Store Favourite! An exceedingly dark comedy about a pair of old friends whose chance reunion at an inner-city dive bar leads to an encounter with a wealthy couple who tempt the pals to participate in a lucrative game of one-upmanship that quickly runs off the rails. 2013.

Every year, three friends take a vacation away from their wives. This year, henpecked Phil (Daniel Stern), newly married Ed (Bruno Kirby), and Mitch (Billy Crystal) — terrified of his midlife crisis — decide to reignite their masculinity by taking a supervised cattle drive across the Southwest. Under the supervision of gruff cowboy Curly (Jack Palance), the men set out on a journey that turns unexpectedly dangerous. The three men bond along the way to conquering their fear of aging.

Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over its nuclear missiles, but the computer holds the world hostage and takes its creator prisoner. Joseph Sargent (1970)

Wealthy old coot Shugfoot Rainey wants to trade in his over-the-hill mistress for his young niece, a pouty-faced stripper from New Orleans in “Common Law Wife.” But Rainey’s mistress, Linda, has a surprise for both. In “Jennie, Wife/Child,” a 20 yr old is unhappily married to the way-too-old-for-her, Albert Peckingpaw. Jennie is so unhappy she puts the moves on Mario, the hunky hired hand.


Back In Stock. The classics never get and the Creature will always have a place at the video store.

In the fall of 1986, six friends from Detroit travel north to partake in the annual tradition of deer hunting, but something horrific has been awakened. An ancient spirit seeks vengeance for the death of yet another Native American girl who’s gone missing or been murdered. In an ironic twist, the hunters have become the hunted.

Back in Stock! The 2 Movie Collection Of the Epic Dune. UHD/ Blu Ray Combo!

Documentary on the insane craze by Hong Kong movie studios to produce hundreds of unauthorized biopics, spin-offs and rip-offs starring a competing roster of Bruce Lee lookalikes. David Gregory, 2023.

Within hours of his funeral, Hong Kong movie studios began to produce hundreds of unauthorized biopics, spin-offs and rip-offs starring a competing roster of Bruce Lee lookalikes. Over the next decade, ‘Bruceploitation’ would become a staple of global cinema. Director David Gregory reveals the history, controversy and legacy behind one of the most bizarre genres in movie history.

Three Times the badass Denzel!

To the students at Harrington High, the principal and her posse of teachers have always been a little odd, but lately they’ve been behaving positively alien. Controlled by otherworldly parasites, the faculty try to infect students one by one. Cheerleader Delilah (Jordana Brewster), football player Stan (Shawn Hatosy), drug dealer Zeke (Josh Hartnett) and new girl Marybeth (Laura Harris) team up with some of their other classmates to fight back against the invaders.

Back In Stock! Starring Daniel Radcliffe. A guy relies on his newly-acquired gladiator skills to save his ex-girlfriend from kidnappers. Jason Lei Howden (2019)

Low budget horror featuring Mary Woronov that is described as “the ultimate union of graphic gore, evil nuns, relentless nudity, sexual depravity, Lovecraftian carnage and unapologetically over-the-top exploitation bliss.” So buyer beware obviously.

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

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

From director of Maxxime /X / Pearl is Ti West’s earlier and still the video store’s favourite! 80’s throwback horror about a cash strapped college student who foolishly takes a babysitting job in a remote mansion where she discovers that she is trapped by a maniac. Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, 2009.

The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don’t age… until Miriam has had enough of them. David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve, Tony Scott, 1983

Back In Stock! 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.

Back In Stock! Donnie Yen in all Four kickass IP Man flicks!

Jack Stiles is an American secret agent sent there by President Jefferson. While there, he meets his British contact and love interest, English spy Emilia Rothschild. Together, the two work to stop Napoleon and various other threats to the United States.

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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.

Starring Brad Pitt, David Duchovny, a journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself. Dominic Sena (1993)

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Sir Ian McKellen stars in this cult horror where Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison. Michael Mann (1983)

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Atmospheric horror mockumentary from Australia about the ghost of a woman who mysteriously died. Joel Anderson, 2008.

101 Films presents trailblazing thriller The Last Broadcast (1998). Released on Blu-ray for the first time, Stefan Avalos and Lance Weiler’s chilling feature debut is a landmark in the history of the found footage genre. This Limited Edition Blu-ray release includes a new 30 minute interview with the directors, newly-commissioned slipcase artwork from legendary comics artist Stephen R. Bissette, and a booklet with expert writing on the film and the found footage genre from the directors of feature documentary “The Found Footage Phenomenon” (2021).

Tight and stylish real time thriller about two bank robbers who take over an Arizona diner when their robbery goes wrong. Jim Cummings, Faizon Love, Jocelin Donahue, Francis Galluppi, 2024.
While waiting for the next fuel truck at a rural Arizona rest stop, a traveling knife salesman delivers a half-hearted sales pitch to the owner of the diner. As two suspicious men arrive, their distinctive car is recognized as one seen fleeing a bank heist. Willing to protect their bloodstained money and ready to eliminate witnesses, the Mexico-bound robbers are forced to make an uneasy truce in this dire hostage situation when others arrive. As tension builds, the knife salesman makes a fateful decision that will change his life forever.

A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, in a tribute to 1960s pulp novels and Technicolor melodramas. Anna Biller (2016)

Back In Stock! Hutch Mansell fails to defend himself or his family when two thieves break into his suburban home one night. The aftermath of the incident soon strikes a match to his long-simmering rage. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must now save his wife and son from a dangerous adversary — and ensure that he will never be underestimated again.

Back In Stock! Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) is having difficulty adjusting to his hard-labor sentence in Mississippi. He scams his way off the chain gang with simple Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and maladjusted Pete (John Turturro), then the trio sets out to pursue freedom and the promise of a fortune in buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey of awesome experiences and colorful characters.

Back In Stock! Dae-Su is an obnoxious drunk bailed from the police station yet again by a friend. However, he’s abducted from the street and wakes up in a cell, where he remains for the next 15 years, drugged unconscious when human contact is unavoidable, otherwise with only the television as company. And then, suddenly released, he is invited to track down his jailor with a denouement that is simply stunning.

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A marvelously inventive Japanese horror-comedy that’s equally a well executed zombie film, a satire of low-budget genre filmmaking and weirdly a charming family comedy. Shinichiro Ueda, 2018.

In this horror set in the Paleolithic, a group of early humans band together in search of a new land but are being hunted down by a malevolent, mystical being. Andrew Cumming, 2022.
45,000 years ago, six people search for a new home in an inhospitable landscape. When night falls, hope turns to fear as they realize they are not alone. Stalked by a terrifying enemy, the group fractures as everyone fights for survival.

BACK IN STOCK! Both TI West films that led up to MAXXXIME.

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Feature length animated film from Satoshi Kon about A pop singer gives up her career to become an actress, but she slowly goes insane when she starts being stalked by an obsessed fan and what seems to be a ghost of her past. 1997.

Unpretensious horror about 5 lone survivors in a devastated town who must face the unthinkable: a ferocious force of evil lying below the Earth for centuries has surfaced… Peter O’Toole, Rose McGowan, Joanna Going, Liev Schreiber, Ben Affleck

Back In Stock! When disc jockey Grant Mazzy (Stephen McHattie) reports to his basement radio station in the Canadian town of Pontypool, he thinks it’s just another day at work. But when he hears reports of a virus that turns people into zombies, Mazzy barricades himself in the radio booth and tries to figure out a way to warn his listeners about the virus and its unlikely mode of transmission: the English language.

Back In Stock. Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman runs off with a lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

Passion brews quietly between an artist and her subject, until they together create a space in which it can briefly flourish, in this sumptuous eighteenth-century romance from Céline Sciamma, one of contemporary French cinema’s most acclaimed auteurs. Summoned to an isolated seaside estate on a secret assignment, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) must find a way to paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), who is resisting chattel marriage, by furtively observing her. What unfolds in exquisite tension is an exchange of sustained gazes in which the two women come to know each other’s gestures, expressions, and bodies with rapturous intimacy, ultimately forging a subversive creative collaboration as well as a delirious romance. Charged with a yearning that almost transcends time and space, Portrait of a Lady on Fire mines the emotional and artistic possibilities that emerge when women can freely live together and look at one another in a world without men

Back In Stock! In Arizona, an introverted and insightful teenager, Mark Hunter (Christian Slater), finds an outlet for his viewpoints through a shortwave radio. Broadcasting as “Hard Harry,” Hunter uses his pirate radio show to rant against the injustices and hypocrisies taking place in the area, and in society in general. Hunter conceals his off-air identity, but a determined student (Samantha Mathis) discovers the truth, while Principal Creswood (Annie Ross) seeks to shut down Hunter once and for all.

Teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority – an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind. Jenn Wexler (2018)

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Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time’s an undead charm. Ken Wiederhorn (1988)

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The brain munchers with attitude are back as a young man uses a secret government chemical program to reanimate his dead girlfriend, helping her as she consumes the only thing that will nourish her, human brains. Brian Yuzna (1993)

back In Stock! Amy (Jena Malone), Stacy (Laura Ramsey), Jeff (Jonathan Tucker) and Eric (Shawn Ashmore) look for fun during a sunny holiday in Mexico, but they get much more than that after visiting an archaeological dig in the jungle. Carnivorous vines try to ensnare the friends in their tendrils, forcing the group to fight for survival.

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Highly praised horror melodrama that is both a satirical nightmare about the physical and about erotic intimacy of nursing featuring an operatically freaky zealous Catholic nurse. Morfydd Clark, Rose Glass, 2019.

Back In Stock. In the near future, as America virtually loses the war on drugs, Robert Arctor, a narcotics cop in Orange County, Calif., becomes an addict when he goes under cover. He is wooing Donna, a dealer, to ferret out her supplier. At the same time, he receives orders to spy on his housemates, one of whom is suspected of being Donna’s biggest customer.

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Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.Donning protective gear, the men of the Hazmat Elimination Co. venture into the eerily vast and vacant asylum that is filled with an evil and mysterious past. Rampant patient abuse, medieval medical procedure and rumors of demonic possession are some of the many dark secrets the hospital holds – but then so do each of the men.

Back In Stock. Japan is plunged into chaos when an enormous monster emerges from Tokyo Bay and terrorises the city, leaving a path of destruction and casualties.

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After producing Stuart Gordon’s hit Re-Animator, Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III) turned his hand to directing with 1989’s Society, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time.

Back In Stock! A Personal Favourite! 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.

Friends unwittingly unleash an unspeakable evil trapped within a cursed deck of tarot cards. One by one, they come face to face with fate, racing against death to escape the future foretold in their readings.

Steelcase Alert! After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night. Damien Leone, 2022.

In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.

One of the most beloved and widely-quoted films of the decade directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Taratino – newly remastered. Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, 1993.

After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a flight attendant must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself. Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Butler, 1997.

After finishing a therapy program intended to conquer a fear of flying, the patients mark their accomplishment with a plane trip to Los Angeles. Unfortunately, their progress is immediately undone when terrorists take over their flight and kill the pilot, forcing one of the aviation-wary passengers to land the airplane. Mild-mannered Martin (Craig Sheffer) reluctantly takes on the challenge as the remaining hostages, including the beautiful Jessica (Jennifer Beals), struggle to survive.

Heavy metal rocker Slade Craven (John Mann) plans to stage his farewell concert aboard a jumbo jet. The show will be filmed and broadcast to millions of fans via the Internet. But Slade is kidnapped and replaced by the identical Simon Flanders (also Mann), a satanist who hijacks the plane in order to crash it into a church in Kansas. It’s up to two FBI agents (Joe Mantegna, Gabrielle Anwar) and a computer hacker (Craig Sheffer) to save the lives of everyone on board.

A wild, campy and comedic adventure about an uncle who turns into a sex maniac when asleep and features a giant squid, killer spiders, penis biting snakes, and the king of Hell!

A really bizarre and wonderful pink film in which uncle Takashi unexpectedly visits his nephew Harou who lives a simple life in a fishing village. The problem for Harou is that his uncle has a few personal issues… when he’s asleep he has noisy nightmares and when he’s awake he’s a sex maniac! A wild, campy and comedic adventure featuring giant squid, killer spiders, penis biting snakes, and the king of Hell! Stills gallery, original Trailer, Salvation Trailer Selection

They never get old. From Shaun To Fuzz to The End Edgar Wright’s trilogy with Simon and Nick continue to kick ass all these years later!

And there we go guys. Another week of cinema hits the shop. Hopefully Thursday. Cheers!

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