Video and DVD

Matinee: Collector’s Edition

Matinee: Collector’s Edition

| January 10, 2018

Joe Dante knows monster movies. I mean, the man made the seminal 80’s creature features Gremlins (1984) and The Howling (1981), not to mention the stellar Jaws­ knock-off Piranha (1979). And there’s no doubting the man loves cinema too. His web series Trailers From Hell stands as perhaps the most ambitious, extended, star-studded love letters […]

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Yor: The Hunter from the Future 35th Anniversary

Yor: The Hunter from the Future 35th Anniversary

| January 9, 2018

It’s here on Blu-ray at my side: Yor: The Hunter from the Future (1983) starring Reb Brown. That this is something I can write in all honesty at this time is nothing short of magical. While Yor by no means has or likely ever will change the world of film in any substantive way, it […]

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Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel

Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel

| January 8, 2018

I have a pretty high tolerance for bad movies.  Give me something like Sharknado or Birdemic or The Room, and I will watch it over and over again.  I will have my friends over to watch it over and over again.  I will write glowing reviews, and analyze it, and do podcasts about it, as […]

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Shakedown (Shout Select)

Shakedown (Shout Select)

| January 8, 2018

As a writer/director, James Glickenhaus is probably best known for The Exterminator (1980) with its iconic, flame thrower-wielding hero whose fire-spewing image no doubt caught many an eye on video rental store shelves throughout the 1980’s. Glickenhaus’ actioners were ambitious, were often so narratively unique that they came across at times as obtuse, and were […]

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D.O.A.: A Right of Passage (Special Edition)

D.O.A.: A Right of Passage (Special Edition)

| January 1, 2018

“If you care, you’ll get let down,” laments a heartbroken Texas punk lying in the dirt, tossed aside like trash by a fellow Texan simply for being different, for being “other.” You could point to a number of statements about the nature of the punk scene made by interviewees in the 1981 documentary D.O.A.: A […]

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Hell Night: Collector’s Edition

Hell Night: Collector’s Edition

| January 1, 2018

Scream Factory’s 2018 release slate is set to impress right out the gate with the January 2nd Blu-ray + DVD Collector’s Edition release of the early 80’s slasher gem, Hell Night (1981)—a film I’ve been dying to see someone put out on Blu-ray for far too long. Though few outside the horror community are likely […]

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Pulp

Pulp

| December 27, 2017

Actor Michael Caine, writer/director Mike Hodges, and producer Michael Klinger had so much fun collaborating with one another on the seminal British gangster thriller Get Carter (1971) that the trio teamed up again the following year to create another crime picture in Pulp (1972), now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Arrow Video. Though by […]

The Apartment: Limited Edition

The Apartment: Limited Edition

| December 27, 2017

What would you do to fast track your way up the ladder of corporate success? Would you shun your family? Perhaps throw fellow co-workers under the bus? Or do whatever it takes to please the higher-up’s, to the detriment of your mental and physical well-being? Hopefully you would do none of the above. C.C. Baxter […]

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Bad Lucky Goat

Bad Lucky Goat

| December 12, 2017

Some days seem longer than others, and this is certainly the case for Cornelius & his sister Rita, who find themselves entangled with a certain bad, lucky goat. Bad Lucky Goat is entrancingly simple. There are no fancy camera angles or dramatic changes in lighting or contrast. The story unfolds naturally, but demands attention. It […]

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Home Again

Home Again

| December 11, 2017

It’s impossible to know fully why actors choose the roles they do. Whether it be the script, the subject matter or the chance to work with an admired collaborator, there are likely many reasons for an actor to sign onto a specific project. In the case of this year’s listless romantic comedy Home Again, one […]