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Monday, June 29, 2015

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, June 30th, 2015












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 6/30:
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)


1990:  THE BRONX WARRIORS   [Blu-ray]
ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX   [Blu-ray]
FORBIDDEN EMPIRE
GHOST HOUSE / WITCHERY  Double Feature [Blu-ray]
MOM
SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED / GARDEN OF THE DEAD Double Feature


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Blu-ray Review: THE GRAPES OF DEATH (1978)


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078077/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2THE GRAPES OF DEATH
a.k.a. "Les raisins de la mort"            
Directed by 
Distributed by Kino Lorber/Redemption Films

  If you are not familiar with Kino Lorber and Redemption Films, you really need to be.  They have been putting out some amazing Blu-ray releases over the last few years, including lots of films from the late, great, Jean Rollin.    The latest release that I watched was THE GRAPES OF DEATH, one of the scarier and gorier films from Rollin's body of work.   Here is the basic plot of the film from the Kino Lorber website:

  The polluted wine produced for a village's annual Grape Harvest Festival has left all but a few rabid with some chemically- engendered form of zombiism. They may saunter about like sleepwalkers, but these are not the zombies of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968); they are, rather, oozing transmitters of an impassioned insanity that can only be termed anarchy.

 This is a very interesting film, as the "zombies" are caused by a physical sickness, one that turns their skin into oozing mounds of puss and blood.  Yes, that is gross for sure, but seeing it on film is even worse!   Rollin did an amazing job with this one, greatly increasing the amount of blood and gore that are usually found within his films.   

  Like his other films,  THE GRAPES OF DEATH is very atmospheric and gives off a very creepy mood.   Rollin always uses great set pieces and great locations for his films.  Unlike his other films, he focuses on story and horror elements rather than just nudity and sexuality like a lot of his other films. 

  If you've never seen a film by Jean Rollin, this is a great on to start with.  THE GRAPES OF DEATH is available now on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Entertainment and contains the following special features:

*  Mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative
*  Introduction by Jean Rollin
*  Interview with Jean Rollin, by Patrick Lambert and Frederick Durand (2007, 49 min.), in which Rollin discusses his varied literary influences
*  16-page booklet with an essay by Tim Lucas, editor of Video Watchdog
*  Original theatrical trailer
*  Original trailers of other Rollin films


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD or Blu-ray


http://www.kinolorber.com/index.php

http://www.kinolorber.com/redemption-films.php






Friday, June 26, 2015

Check out the newest trailer for Fli Roth's GREEN INFERNO


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2403021/?ref_=nv_sr_1








  As most of you know by now, Eli Roth's newest film, THE GREEN INFERNO, finally got picked up for distribution and has a new theatrical release date of September 25th.   Hopefully it will be a wide release so we will all have a chance to see it.  I haven't been this excited for a horror film in a long time! 
  A new trailer was recently released, check it out and then let me know what you think of it.  Do you plan on seeing THE GREEN INFERNO in the theater?


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Blu-ray Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER PART II



https://www.tromashop.com/THE TOXIC AVENGER PART II
Directed by  and
Distributed by  Troma Entertainment / CAV Distribution

  If you are a fan of Troma films, then you definitely know about the TOXIC AVENGER films.  This is probably the #1 film series I think about when I hear the word Troma.   The Toxic Avenger character is by far their most popular character and I would assume most profitable.  He is truly a unique super hero!   Now, I have to admit, I had only seen the first Toxic Avenger film before now, so I was very happy when I saw that THE TOXIC AVENGER PART II had now been released on Blu-ray!  Here is the basic plot of the film from the Troma website:

  Toxie’s mean, green, and back on the screen! Melvin Junko was a nerdy 98lb weakling until he fell into a vat of toxic waste, turning him into the first ever superhuman superhero from New Jersey. This time the hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength takes on Tokyo. The Toxic Avenger Part II is a spectacular sequel with even more ingenious special effects, even more bizarre action, and even more unbelievably famous fight scenes. He’s come a long way from Tromaville, baby!

  Now usually sequels are not nearly as good as the original, but I have to say that I think THE TOXIC AVENGER PART II is just as good as the first.  I loved this film from the very opening scene till the end credits.    Like most of Troma's films, the film does not take itself seriously at all.  It is a cheesy movie with crazy dialog and some corny humor, and the typical Troma style gross out humor as well.   What this movie had that I wasn't expecting, though, was some excellent gore!  Most of the gore is pretty over the top and ridiculously unrealistic, but there was some gore in this film that looked amazingly real and actually made me cringe at times.  Part II of this film series also gives us some crazy, over the top fight scenes. 

If you were a fan of the original TOXIC AVENGER, you will definitely want to get your hands on a copy of this new Blu-ray.  THE TOXIC AVENGER PART II is available now on a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and contains the following special features:

*  Lovingly remastered HD presentation
*  New intro by Lloyd Kaufman
*  Director's commentary
*  Up close and personal with Toxie
*  A word from Troma's villainess Lisa Gaye
*  The Toxic Avenger on Japanese TV
*  The Toxic Avenger Saga trailers
*  The American Cinematheque honors 40 Years of Troma


CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the Blu-ray / DVD combo pack


http://www.troma.com/



http://www.cavd.com/

Monday, June 22, 2015

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 6/23:
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)


ANGELS DIE SLOWLY
A BOX FOR ROB
THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE  [Blu-ray]
DEAD WOMAN'S HOLLOW
DOG SOLDIERS  [Blu-ray]
GHOUL
HORSEHEAD  [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE HULK BLOOD TAPES
THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU  [Blu-ray]
MEET ME THERE
NEEDFUL THINGS  [Blu-ray]
JURASSIC PREY
SILENT RETREAT
THROWBACK


Monday, June 15, 2015

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, June 16th, 2015












Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 6/16:
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)

BEYOND THE REACH  [DVD & Blu-ray]
CHAPPIE  [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES
THE LAZARUS EFFECT  [DVD & Blu-ray]
TENTICLES / REPTILICUS  Double Feature  [Blu-ray]


Monday, June 8, 2015

This week's Horror related DVD/Blu-ray releases: Tuesday, June 9th, 2015













Here are this week's horror related DVDs and Blu-rays that come out tomorrow, 6/9:
(Click on a title to see a trailer for that film)


AMERICAN BACKWOODS:  SLEW HAMPSHIRE
BLOOD STORY
DER SAMURAI  [DVD & Blu-ray]
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME  [Blu-ray]
SLEEPAWAY CAMP 2  [Blu-ray]
SLEEPAWAY CAMP 3  [Blu-ray]
SPIDER BABY  [Arrow Blu-ray & DVD combo]
*  THE STRAIN:  SEASON 1  [Blu-ray Box Set]
STRANGE BLOOD

Sunday, June 7, 2015

DVD Review: BABES BEHIND BARS


http://www.fullmoondirect.com/Babes-Behind-Bars-DVD_p_887.htmlBABES BEHIND BARS
Directed by  Charles Band
Distributed by  Full Moon Features

I am a huge fan of trailer compilations, and Full Moon Features Grindhouseflix line of dvds have been putting out some great ones lately.  The latest one I watched was called BABES BEHIND BARS.   This is a compilation of all the great "Women In Prison" flicks from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. 
Here is some more info on the dvd from the Full Moon website:

Welcome to Babe Jail, where the best shower a girl can get is from the warden's hose, and interrogation always ends in intercourse! This outlandish compilation of trailers and clips spotlights the women-in-prison sub-genre of grindhouse exploitation films, which were most popular in the 70's and 80's. Hosted by the illegally-sexy “Roxie” and her demented ogre-of-a-cellmate, “Lavondra,” you've been sentenced to watch the best of the most degrading, perverse, and sadistically sexist filth ever sent to the slammer. The prison bars may be cold, but the babes are hot!

  As I have mentioned before in reviews for trailer compilations, these are perfect for me due to my short attention span.   Plus, I could never watch all these films just due to all the time it would take, so this is a great way to get all the highlights and pick out a few that I really want to track down and see.  I thought I knew most all of the Women In Prison flicks out there, but this DVD showed me I was way wrong.   There are titles featured on here that I have never heard of in my life.   There are also all the more well knows ones such as BIG DOLL HOUSE, CAGED HEAT, and the ILSA films.

  This is another great Grindhouseflix title to check out from Full Moon Features.   You can purchase the DVD below, or watch this and tons of other great grindhouseflix on Full Moon's awesome streaming service!

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD
CLICK HERE to visit Grindhouseflix.com and sign up for Full Moon's amazing streaming service.


http://www.fullmoondirect.com/







Wow...has it really been that long since I have posted on here?

 Yikes, I just logged on to my blog and I see my last post was on May 28th!! I think that might be the longest I have gone without posting on my blog!  I'll blame it being my birthday last week and then the start of summer so it's getting to be a busy time with the kids.  I will try to be better and not go so long between posts, though!

 Thanks for sticking with me!