Well Kids…just a few more sleeps till Old Saint Nick punishes you…I mean…gives you all that you wished for. And the videostore has one more shipment of goodies coming through the shop for those final gift needs. So let’s take a look and see if any of these cinematic beauties help your shopping needs…

In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after the nuking of the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo’s supernatural powers suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment’s secrets.

All Four Alien flicks in one nice package.

Shun Takahata is an ordinary high school student leading a boring life until one day he and his classmates are forced to play a game of death. With no knowledge of who’s behind the games, his only option is to continue winning to stay alive.

After being kept a prisoner in his own home for 35 years, a man (Nicholas Hope) accidentally kills his parents and escapes into the real world.

Freak fatal accidents force a widow (Blair Brown) to realize her precocious 9-year-old daughter (Carrie Wells) was born to kill.

William Fruet directs this Canadian horror riff on the nuclear radiated giant creature films 1950s. Don Lake, Steve Railsback, John Vernon, Sarah Polley, 1987.  

A young actor’s obsession with spying on a beautiful woman neighbour leads him into a tangle of murder where he must prove his own innocence while battling crippling claustrophobia. Brian De Palma (1984)  

Buddy cop action comedy about two scruffy LA vice squad detectives who disrespect authority as much as the crooks they pursue. Elliott Gould, Robert Blake, Peter Hyams, 1974.  

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

In this horror-comedy, a troubled woman meets her father for the first time and their encounter goes from awkward to alarming when they witness a man swallow a little girl whole. Christy St. John, Steve Marvel, Reggie Koffman & the voice of Udo Kier, 2021 

Influential cult classics rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay about a young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for her father’s murder and her mother’s rape.  

Legendary cult director Mario Bava turns his imitable talents to fumetti sensation Diabolik, a master thief & international man of mystery & his sensuous lover as they pull off one fantastic heist after another, with criminal and cop equally baffled. 1966  

In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, a man’s obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime. Quentin Dupieux, 2019.  

Starring Christopher Lee, Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle. Terence Fisher (1966)  

In a radiation-ravaged future, an underground society of mutant rebels will attempt to overthrow the tyrannical government by infiltrating the TV sport in which humans are hunted as prey. Laura Gemser, George Eastman, Gordon Mitchell, Joe D’Amato, 1983.  

This psychedelic tour of life after death is seen entirely from the point of view of Oscar (Nathaniel Brown), a young American drug dealer and addict living in Tokyo with his prostitute sister, Linda (Paz de la Huerta). When Oscar is killed by police during a bust gone bad, his spirit journeys from the past — where he sees his parents before their deaths — to the present — where he witnesses his own autopsy — and then to the future, where he looks out for his sister from beyond the grave.

A home invasion action thriller about an immigrant living at an English manor house who has to save a family from home invaders. Gary Daniels, Robert Bronzi, Sarah T. Cohen, 2021.  

Always a classic set of goodness! Three bangers of cinema together.

A detective investigates a murder scene that has a connection to a case that her new partner handled in the past. The killings occurred in a haunted house that passes on a ghostly curse to those who dare enter it. Soon, the curse spreads to a terminally ill woman and her husband, and another unsuspecting couple who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Michael is on his way back to Haddonfield! NEW 2021 4K Scan Of The Original Camera Negative!  

Scientists are sent to the planet Arkanar to help a medieval civilization and to rescue intellectuals.

Fraternity and sorority pledges (Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton) spend the night in a mansion haunted by victims of a family massacre.

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. Clive Barker (1987)  

Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again. Tony Randel (1988)  

Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman. The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman. Lars von Trier (2018) 

Olivier Assayas’ international breakthrough film! A Hong Kong action star who arrives in Paris to play the lead in a remake of Feuillade’s Les vampires. What she finds is a behind-the-scenes chaos and an obsessive director on the brink. Maggie Cheung.  

An English U.N. negotiator (David Thewlis) becomes stranded in the tropics with a mad scientist (Marlon Brando) who makes half-human beasts.

A crazed serial killer unleashes mayhem in a movie theater in this Uruguayan homage to 80’s slasher and Italian giallo films. Maximiliano Contenti, 2020.  

This “Lethal Weapon” spoof follows Los Angeles police officers Wes Luger (Samuel L. Jackson) and Jack Colt (Emilio Estevez) as they investigate the killing of fellow officer Sgt. Billy York (Whoopi Goldberg). On the strength of tips from stool pigeons like Becker (Jon Lovitz), Wes and Jack learn that the murder is linked to a plan by criminals Gen. Curtis Mortars (William Shatner) and Jigsaw (Tim Curry) to lace snack foods with hard drugs. They must stop the plot before it begins causing harm.

Based on the best-selling manga series, the six intensely kinetic Lone Wolf and Cub films elevated chambara to bloody, new heights. Tomisaburo Wakayama.  

You know it’s the holiday season with Lord Of The Rings playing! All three films in their extended editions!

Extensive behind the scenes and the making of “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”. Joey Lauren Adams, Ben Affleck, Fred Armisen, Josh Roush, 2020. 

In the 28th century, four rival corporations are in a constant state of war for control of the Earth. During one such battle, an ancient machine is uncovered and reactivated, and starts churning out undead mutants by the hundreds. While the corporations make plans to abandon the Earth, a strike force led by Maj. Mitch Hunter (Thomas Jane) and clergyman Brother Samuel (Ron Perlman), embark on a mission to destroy the machine before the mutants overrun the planet.

Woman lead 80s action double bill! NAKED VENGEANCE (Cirio H. Santiago 1985), VENDETTA (Bruce Logan 1986)  

A rare glimpse into the legendary career of Canadian wrestling icon, Vampiro, as he grapples with his demons and life after fame. Michael Paszt, 2019.  

Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings. Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis, Larry Hagman, Diane Keaton, Roddy McDowall, Burgess Meredith, Agnes Moorehead with direction by Steven Spielberg, Daryl Duke, Barry Shear, 

Raucous spoof/tribute to ’50s-era matinees features alien brain parasites who enter humans through the mouth and turn their host into flesh-eating zombies!. Fred Dekker (1986)  

Spanish horror a doctor and his wife move to a small inhospitable coastal village where he plans to start a practice only to discover that undead demon-worshiping Templar Knights haunt the place. Amando de Ossorio (1975) 

Blu Ray Edition Of The Classic anime

Two years into an intergalactic invasion of Earth, survivors fight back in a desperate ground war. While casualties mount by the day, the resistance — along with some unexpected allies — uncovers a plot that could bring the war to a decisive end.

Talented Christine (Susanna Foster) is unaware that her singing lessons are being funded by a secret admirer, Enrique (Claude Rains), a mysterious violinist with a disfigured face. Christine’s colleagues become suspicious when mysterious accidents start occurring at the Paris Opera House, as the deaths coincide with her meteoric rise to stardom. Christine’s suitors, Raoul (Edgar Barrier) and Anatole (Nelson Eddy), brave the dark recesses of the opera house to find the true culprit.

Legendary 80’s slasher gorefest available for the first time uncut! Paul L. Smith, Christopher George. Written by Joe D’Amato. Juan Piquer Simón, 1982. 

Defense attorney Martin Vail takes on jobs for money and prestige rather than any sense of the greater good. His latest case involves an altar boy, accused of brutally murdering the archbishop of Chicago. Vail finds himself up against his ex-pupil and ex-lover, but as the case progresses and the Church’s dark secrets are revealed, Vail finds that what appeared a simple case takes on a darker, more dangerous aspect.

80s Italian exploitation maestro Ruggero Deodato fuses high-concept sci-fi adventure with low-brow gore hound horror for the “utterly unhinged cine-spectacle”! Ivan Rassimov, George Hilton, Michele Soavi, 1983.

Includes the Shaw Brothers’ masterpieces: King Boxer / Boxer from Shantung / Five Shaolin Masters / Shaolin Temple / Mighty Peking Man / Challenge of the Masters / Executioners from Shaolin / Chinatown Kid / Five Venoms / Crippled Avengers and more  

She (Lindsay Bloom) goes to Miami to tap a sugar daddy for cash needed to save her mother’s (Danna Hansen) diner from foreclosure.

Classic campy horror film about a slasher running amuck in summer camp. 1983.  

Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto: , TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER (1992), TOKYO FIST (1995), BULLET BALLET (1998), A SNAKE OF JUNE (2002), VITAL (2004), KOTOKO (2011), KILLING (2018), THE ADVENTURE OF DENCHU-KOZO (1987), HAZE (2005)  

In this startling 4K restoration for this beloved cult film an evil scientist implants the brain of a murdered high school student into a Tyrannosaurus. Denise Richards, Paul Walker, Stewart Raffill (1994)  

Cult favourite about goopy, creepy alien slowly killing the inhabitants of a remote Antarctic base. Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, John Carpenter, 1982.  

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. 

In 2072 Rome, Italy, the ruthless CEO of a TV network plots to stage a modern series of gladiator games for ratings while one ‘contestant’ learns of a conspiracy behind the true nature of the results. Fred Williamson, Lucio Fulci, 1984. 

Starring Matt Berry. A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires, who’ve lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island. TV Series (2019)  

A tongue-in-cheek psycho movie shot in “Duo-vision” (the entire film employs the split-screen technique!) Richard L. Bare, 1973. 

After Dr. Bronson (Hayden Rorke) discovers Zyra, a new planet, fellow astronomer Dr. Hendron (Larry Keating) checks Bronson’s data and reaches the horrifying conclusion that Bellus, a star in Zyra’s orbit, is doomed to crash into the earth within a matter of months. Meanwhile, Hendron’s daughter, Joyce (Barbara Rush), has grown fond of pilot David Randall (Richard Derr), and pleads to have him brought along as a small group is relocated to Zyra to avoid the impending mass destruction.

And there we go guys…this week’s Holiday shipment of cinema. Movies should be here by Wednesday at the latest. Cheers! And Merry Ho Ho to all!