Video and DVD

The Stranger

The Stranger

| September 4, 2017

What is the greatest movie of all time? That question has been hotly debated by film scholars and fans alike. One such film that continuously tops best of lists is Citizen Kane, directed by and starring Orson Welles. With its groundbreaking technical achievements, Kane has been an inspiration to countless filmmakers over the past 70+ […]

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Mr. Mom

Mr. Mom

| September 4, 2017

Who ever heard of a man looking after the kids while his wife brings home the bacon? What is this, some kind of Bizzaro world? The Soviet Union maybe?! People of a certain age (say, my age) and older remember a time when looking after the kids and taking care of the house was “Mom’s […]

A Dark Song

A Dark Song

| September 3, 2017

Writer/director Liam Gavin’s feature debut, the Welsh-Irish A Dark Song (2016), is an absolutely stunning achievement in the horror genre. What Gavin accomplishes in the film with minimal locations (it’s set predominantly in a single old mansion) and minimal characters (two characters dominate the majority of the running time) is nothing short of masterful. Films […]

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Hell Up in Harlem

Hell Up in Harlem

| September 1, 2017

Larry Cohen’s Black Caesar was a surprise box-office hit for American International Pictures, helping to establish Fred Williamson as a bonafide superstar. Williamson had starred in a couple of films in 1972 (The Legend of Nigger Charley and Hammer, both featuring characters he would reprise in later films), but his role as Tommy Gibbs in […]

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The Manster

The Manster

| September 1, 2017

Of the three movies I’ve seen about a guy running around with an extra head on his right shoulder, The Manster (1962) is easily the second best. That may not be the most impressive accolade, I admit, BUT The Manster does have one thing that The Thing with Two Heads (1972)—my favorite—and the gross, rapey […]

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Timebomb

Timebomb

| September 1, 2017

Eddie Kay (Michael Biehn, The Terminator) is your average, no phone-owning, Caesar salad-eating, single watchmaker, which is to say he’s a pretty boring guy. Or rather, he was, until he ran into a burning building like a goddamn superhero, kicked through a wall to save a woman and her baby, and got himself recognized as […]

Batman and Harley Quinn

Batman and Harley Quinn

| September 1, 2017

When you think about Harley Quinn’s recent explosion in popularity, it was only a matter of time really before an animated film centered on the character hit home video. Enter Batman and Harley Quinn (2017), a DC Universe Animated Original Movies attempt to capitalize on everything that’s made the character popular: her snarkiness, comically shifting […]

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Dracula in Vegas

Dracula in Vegas

| August 31, 2017

Slasher Video’s collaboration with Olive Films has certainly been interesting. After releasing a Blu-ray of Satan’s Blade and reissuing the pre-Olive Films Slasher Video catalog on DVD, they have released DVD and Blu-rays of films that were transferred from rough video masters. It’s great to have releases of Deadly Prey, Killer Workout, Mankillers, Shock ‘Em […]

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The Slayer

The Slayer

| August 29, 2017

“Where have you been all my life?” Most of us have heard this phrase used as either a cheap pick-up line or as a question asked after having tried a new and particularly delicious food stuff. The above phrase can also have a literal meaning as well. The Slayer was released when I was 4, […]

Heal the Living

Heal the Living

| August 27, 2017

Heal the Living is available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms on August 29. Director and co-writer Katell Quillévéré’s film, adapted from the Booker Prize long listed novel by Maylis de Kerangal, is an elegant and moving drama about families brought together by shocking news. Quillévéré carefully weaves together three seemingly unrelated stories: a French […]

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