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99 Women (Blu-ray Review)

One week later and here I am doing more Jess Franco. Granted, a HUMONGOUS sigh of relief as this is not another Fu Manchu movie. I’ve had enough of those for a lifetime, with the caveat that I only want to see it again if its done by Rifftrax or MST3K in a (hopefully) 12th season. His women in prison movie had long been censored throughout the world, but Blue Underground swings in to save the day by making this Blu-ray edition the uncut version of the film. It comes with a slew of extras in a combo pack with a DVD. And in a smooth move, the film comes with a CD featuring the soundtack of the movie. Continue reading ’99 Women (Blu-ray Review)’

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Love Camp 7 – Limited Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Lee Frost’s once quite controversial film Love Camp 7 (1969), starring Bob Cresse, Maria Lease, Kathy Williams, Bruce Kimball, John Alderman, Roger Steel, Shari Mann, and Rod Wilmoth has come to Blu-ray from none other than Blue Underground. One of the 72 UK video nasties – banned in Britain to this day – Blue Underground shamelessly presents the original uncensored version of Love Camp 7 in a brand-new 4K restoration (No, your glasses/contacts aren’t broken, that indeed says Nazisploitation film Love Camp 7 has received a 4K restoration.) from its recently discovered camera negative! This film features a nice little slew of bonus features and was released to Blu-ray and DVD combo pack back on January 31st. Continue reading ‘Love Camp 7 – Limited Edition (Blu-ray Review)’

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Victims! (Blu-ray Review)

Slasher // Video continues its relationship with Olive Films, bringing some of the most obscure and very hard to find cult horror films to the Blu-ray format.  This time around, its Jeff Hathcock’s Victims! that gets to come on over for a format jump.  This 1985 film comes from the end of the first run of slasher films of the early 1980s. This was right when Freddy Krueger was coming in to breathe new life into the genre. While this one gets stuck with the slasher label, its more of the scary hillbilly/lets molest and abuse women subgenre that a stalk and slash. While I don’t know that director of this one, he has had his hand in directing a Troma film and apparently has a film called Night Ripper which he is more known for. Victims!, which happens to be his feature film debut, will release onto the Blu-ray format June 27th. Continue reading ‘Victims! (Blu-ray Review)’

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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD Rounds Its Way To 4K Ultra-HD August 8th!

Don’t miss the royal showdown when “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

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Like Tears (Of Joy) In The Rain, BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT Comes To 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray September 5th!

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the sci-fi classic, Blade Runner: The Final Cut will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on September 5th. Directed by Sir Ridley Scott (Gladiator, The Martian, Alien Covenant) and starring Harrison Ford (the upcoming Blade Runner 2049) as Rick Deckard, Blade Runner is widely accepted as one of the most important science-fiction movies of the 20th Century with immeasurable influence on society for its futuristic depiction of a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world.  The film has appeared on more ‘Top Five’ sci-fi lists than any other film. Blade Runner: The Final Cut features restored and remastered original elements, added/extended scenes, added lines, new and improved special effects, and director and filmmaker commentary. Continue reading ‘Like Tears (Of Joy) In The Rain, BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT Comes To 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray September 5th!’

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T2: Trainspotting (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

21 years ago, Trainspotting arrived. One of the biggest trends in film of the 1990s was the rise of the independent film and Trainspotting was one of the largest. It was the second film from Danny Boyle (Go seek out Shallow Grave, his first, its awesome), but its the one that really launched him. It also launch the careers of Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller, Kelly Macdonald and Ewan Bremner as well. The film was one of those “MTV Generation” kind of movies, but damn was it ever so energetic and effective. Rewatching it for this review, I had just forgotten how damned good and powerful it was. Now, we’re here 21 years later (2o for the characters in the film) for a reunion movie and follow up that had been discussed by Danny Boyle for many years. And, is it also ever so exciting to see a Danny Boyle film getting a 4K Ultra-HD release! The film will be available for purchse on June 27th and can be pre-ordered below. Continue reading ‘T2: Trainspotting (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)’

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T2: Trainspotting (Blu-ray Review)

21 years ago, Trainspotting arrived. One of the biggest trends in film of the 1990s was the rise of the independent film and Trainspotting was one of the largest. It was the second film from Danny Boyle (Go seek out Shallow Grave, his first, its awesome), but its the one that really launched him. It also launch the careers of Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller, Kelly Macdonald and Ewan Bremner as well. The film was one of those “MTV Generation” kind of movies, but damn was it ever so energetic and effective. Rewatching it for this review, I had just forgotten how damned good and powerful it was. Now, we’re here 21 years later (2o for the characters in the film) for a reunion movie and follow up that had been discussed by Danny Boyle for many years.  The film will be available for purchse on June 27th and can be pre-ordered below. Continue reading ‘T2: Trainspotting (Blu-ray Review)’

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Death Line aka Raw Meat (Blu-ray Review)

Blue Underground is bring the 1970s cult horror exploitation film Death Line (Which was also known as and sold under the title Raw Meat) to Blu-ray in a suped up edition. The film stars Donald Pleasence and Christopher Lee, legends of the genre, and deals with the darkest depths of the subway tunnels. A 2K transfer and restoration by Blue Undergound has been done for the release and the disc is chock full of brand spanking new extras, including interviews and a commentary track to go along with a nice little booklet. You can pre-order using the Amazon link following the review to make sure you have yourself a copy of this new Blue Underground masterwork (Seriously, their stuff can turn into a rare collector’s item real fast) on your doorstep or in your mailbox when it releases on June 27th. Continue reading ‘Death Line aka Raw Meat (Blu-ray Review)’

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The Unholy – Collector’s Series (Blu-ray Review)

It feels like Vestron Video had been dormant for a little bit, with no releases in the oeuvre since that sweet little Wishmaster Collection set many months ago. But, if you think about it, there were four Wishmaster movies and if you did one per month, we’d be just fine (Look at the blowhard defense lol). Well, its summer and they are finally back, venturing int 1980s religious horror with The Unholy. This Ben Cross-led film was formerly of those horror multipacks and one of the more frequently requested titles for them to put out. Now its here and it looks to be stocked and loaded.  You can make sure you have yourself a copy of this sexy bit of sanctity fright when it drops on Blu-ray for the first time June 27th by clicking on the Amazon link and securing one via pre-order.    Continue reading ‘The Unholy – Collector’s Series (Blu-ray Review)’

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James Gunn’s SLITHER – COLLECTOR’S EDITION Debuts On Blu-ray August 1st From Scream Factory!

Making its Blu-ray debut as a deluxe Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on  August 1st, 2017 from Scream Factory, this delightfully disgusting creature feature comes jam-packed with bonus features, including a new audio commentary with director James Gunn, actor Nathan Fillion and actor Michael Rooker, a new interview “The Genesis of Slither” with writer and director James Gunn, a new interview with actor Gregg Henry, audio commentary with James Gunn and Nathan Fillion, deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by James Gunn, Slithery Set Tour with actor Nathan Fillion, and much, much more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘James Gunn’s SLITHER – COLLECTOR’S EDITION Debuts On Blu-ray August 1st From Scream Factory!’

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CHIPS (Blu-ray Review)

Cinema is no stranger to taking the older, dated classic television program that there may or may not be a nostalgia for and turning it into a comedy film. Heck, CHIPS here isn’t even the only one this year; there’s also Baywatch from this summer. However, Baywatch plays the self aware game akin to 21 Jump Street. However, both Baywatch and CHIPS didn’t really find the success they intended to at the box office. With poor reviews and no one showing up, we’ll not see a 2nd CHIPS effort. But, if you’re like most of America and missed it in theaters, you get a chance to see what all the no buzz was about on June 27th. Telling, too, is the fact that they forewent putting this on the 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray format opting for standard only. Continue reading ‘CHIPS (Blu-ray Review)’

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Synapse Of A PHENOMENA, Telling Your Blu-ray To Come Along This September!

One of legendary filmmaker Dario Argento’s most shocking and fantastic films is finally available on Blu-ray in the U.S. in an amazing new release from Synapse Films!  Released in the U.S. as CREEPERS by New Line Cinema, 1985’s PHENOMENA is has long been one of Argento’s most discussed and debated films by fans and scholars, and now it’s available in a definitive 2-disc set that will make it a must-have release for Argento fans all over the world!

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THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA & THE CREEPING TERROR On Blu-ray This September!

Told through re-enactments and containing shockingly true stories of many of the actual people involved with the production, Pete Schuermann’s THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA is the funny and ultimately terrifying saga of the making of THE CREEPING TERROR, and a disastrous portrait of a talentless artist who ultimately succumbs to his own self-destructive behavior. Starring Josh Phillips in the larger-than-life performance as Vic Savage, and Jodi Lynn Thomas (AMC’s PREACHER) as his unsuspecting wife Lois, THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA pays vibrant tribute to an inglorious chapter in the history of genre cinema, incidentally exposing one of the most unimaginably radical antitheses of the Hollywood dream.
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WHALE RIDER Debuts On Blu-ray Via Shout Select On August 22nd!

An uplifting and empowering coming-of-age movie centered on a determined young Maori girl, Whale Rider is an inspiring drama that is sure to captivate the whole family.  Ripe for rediscovery, this award-winning film tells a poetic story that transcends the usual tropes of coming-of-age films, unfolding into a graceful tale about challenges of changing customs, community, and courage. Bolstered by stunning cinematography and smart storytelling, this touching tale makes its Blu-ray debut August 22nd, 2017, as a 15th Anniversary Edition from Shout! Factory’s Shout Select line. Bonus features include audio commentary with director Niki Caro, “Te Waka: Building the Canoe” featurette, a “behind-the-scenes of Whale Rider” featurette and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com. Continue reading ‘WHALE RIDER Debuts On Blu-ray Via Shout Select On August 22nd!’

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Amy Schumer & Goldie Hawn Want You To Snatch Up That SNATCHED 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray On August 8th!

AMY SCHUMER and GOLDIE HAWN get more action than they bargained for in the mother of all comedies! After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mom, Linda (Hawn), to travel with her to paradise. When the trip takes an unexpected turn, the polar opposite mother/daughter duo realize they must settle their differences and work together to escape the outrageous jungle adventure they’ve fallen into. Schumer and Hawn are “a dream team not to be missed!” – Mark S. Allen, ABC TV.

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Altitude (Blu-ray Review)

Sometimes I wonder if those reading ever wonder why I choose to take on some of the films I do for Blu-ray reviews? Like, who would watch that…oh that guy. When it comes to pure action resembling the late 80s and 90s, I’m a sucker as I was a big fan of that film fad. They still make them nowadays, most are straight to video and yeah, a lot are no good. But, when I take on something like this, I’m either looking to see what one of my favorite action legends is up to lately, maybe it could be some hidden gem or on the other end maybe its trashy and silly enough to be a good passage of time. Anyway, maybe now you can see why, when Brian offers me an action film starring Dolphen Lundgren AND Denise Richards that takes place on a plane high up in the sky, I accept the challenge and go for it on the review. Anyway, Altitude will be available June 30th on Blu-ray. Continue reading ‘Altitude (Blu-ray Review)’

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The Blood Of Fu Manchu / The Castle Of Fu Manchu – Double Feature (Blu-ray Review)

You know, I’m the guy who writes that annual Blu-ray Wishlist column (Which, I did regularly for a year). I’m a proponent on getting everything in film history bumped up to the next great format. For it to be available in the highest quality presentation possible. However, some things…maybe…maybe they don’t need that sort of effort. Maybe they were fine just ending their run on DVD. Those play in 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray players and pretty much anywhere still to this day. What’s with this intro? Because two of the Fu Manchu movies from the 1960s are coming to Blu-ray from Blue Underground and I still don’t have True Lies yet. Sure, I know Jess Franco is a popular cult director. And…yeah, they have Christopher Lee, but they are also a whitewashing embarrassment of history.  That’s not even their biggest crime.  They’re pretty much unwatchable. But, here, I’ve done my best for this new set, apologies on the lack of enthusiasm.  Continue reading ‘The Blood Of Fu Manchu / The Castle Of Fu Manchu – Double Feature (Blu-ray Review)’

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On August 8th The Moon Is Full When TEEN WOLF & TEEN WOLF TOO Debut In Scream Factory Collector’s Editions!

Hooooooooooooooowl! On August 8, 2017, Scream Factory will present two classic films from the 1980’s, Teen Wolf (Collector’s Editon), starring Michael J Fox, and Teen Wolf Too (Collector’s Edition), starring Jason Bateman, the latter on Blu-ray™ for the first time. In addition, the Saturday morning kids show Teen Wolf: The Complete Animated Series will get a DVD release from Shout! Factory, on September 5.

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