Video and DVD

American Ultra

American Ultra

| November 30, 2015

The cover art of the American Ultra BluRay depicts stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart walking coolly away from an apocalyptic explosion. With the fiery inferno raging behind them, they strut with a sort of casual abandon. Eisenberg has a pair of aviator sunglasses on, despite it clearly being night.  Stewart carries a shotgun, but […]

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Voodoo Man

Voodoo Man

| November 24, 2015

Bela Lugosi is a horror movie icon. Lugosi is best known for his star turn in Universal’s 1931 gothic masterpiece Dracula. Lugosi’s film career ended with a small role in what could be considered a B-movie masterpiece from the warped mind of Edward D. Wood, JR, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Unfortunately, Lugosi had a […]

Making Mr. Right

Making Mr. Right

| November 24, 2015

Making Mr. Right (1987) is a movie I watched who knows how many times as a kid. Its imagery was burned into my brain—the few shots worth remembering anyway. The love-struck android’s misunderstandings of society’s norms and the wacky moments that ensue are things I recall with great accuracy. And I can also sing along […]

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Santa’s Little Helper

Santa’s Little Helper

| November 20, 2015

As a wrestling fan who also obsessively hunts down and devours movies that by all rights shouldn’t exist, I’ve recently found myself drawn like the proverbially moth to the flame that is the often cheesy but occasionally awesome filmic output of WWE Studios. So when I heard they were putting out a Christmas movie of […]

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Swim Little Fish Swim

Swim Little Fish Swim

| November 18, 2015

Acclaimed Feature Debut of French Filmmakers Lola Bessis and Ruben Amar Swim Little Fish Swim makes its North American home entertainment premiere on DVD on November 17. Swim Little Fish Swim presents the struggle between artistic integrity and capitalism in this quirky drama. Between surrealism, unusual characters, art and magic tricks, Swim Little Fish Swim […]

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Children of the Night (aka Limbo)

Children of the Night (aka Limbo)

| November 18, 2015

The vampire, one of cinema’s oldest monsters, is damned hard to make interesting in the twenty-first century. Since the silent film era, legions of filmmakers have tried to present different takes on the vampire mythology, and the monsters have enjoyed a cyclical popularity that most recently took the form of the Twilight phenomenon. That’s not […]

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Messenger of Death & Kinjite (Forbidden Subjects)

Messenger of Death & Kinjite (Forbidden Subjects)

| November 17, 2015

Charles Bronson was an action movie star in the 1960’s and 1970’s, with such classic roles as Danny “The Tunnel King” in The Great Escape, Joseph Wladislaw in The Dirty Dozen, and Paul Kersey in Death Wish. By the 1980’s, Bronson was not in high demand. Enter the production duo of Menahem Golan and Yoram […]

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Deadly Prey (1987) and The Deadliest Prey (2013)

Deadly Prey (1987) and The Deadliest Prey (2013)

| November 17, 2015

To say that David A. Prior’s Deadly Prey is a cult classic is to be guilty of gross understatement. Originally released directly to video in 1987, the film has gathered a passionate cult following who discovered the film on VHS all over the world. This process reached a peak with some theatrical screenings of the […]

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Dangerous Game

Dangerous Game

| November 16, 2015

There are genres of film I just don’t enjoy.  Movies about making movies is definitely one of them.  Of course, there are exceptions (Adaptation., State and Main, Ed Wood), but as a rule I find these types of stories to be incredibly low stakes and thus uninteresting.  Dangerous Game is definitely one of these low-stakes […]

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The Exorcism of Molly Hartley

The Exorcism of Molly Hartley

| November 16, 2015

Released on Halloween in 2008, The Haunting of Molly Hartley was not exactly a hit. And in the years since, it does not seem to have gained much of a reputation or more passionate fans since it hit home video. This makes sense given that the film was a mostly dull teen horror movie that […]

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