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A Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister's fate.
Season Four starts off with everything in transition. Senior year is finally here, and Elena should be having the time of her life. Instead, she faces her worst nightmare, struggling with the painful transformation from human to vampire. As Damon mentors Elena into a supernatural life, their repressed passions explode, causing Stefan to undertake a desperate quest to restore humanity to the girl he adores.
Jacob Kell (Dylan Horne) is a lonely and quiet kid, mute since his father (Michael Biehn) suffered from a violent mental breakdown. Prone to violence himself, only Jacob's sister Sissy (Grace Powell) can soothe the savage beast inside him. But once his drunken stepfather Otis (played by writer/director Larry Wade Carrell) slaps his mother around once too many...
From Genesis to Revelation, the series illuminates the Bible, re-telling the stories as they unfold and revealing new insights into these iconic characters in context of the Bible. The series will feature some of the most famous stories ever written from Noah's Ark and the Exodus to Daniel in the Lion's Den to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
DVD Review BARON BLOOD (BLU-RAY)
It's finally time to retire my old laserdisc copy of Mario Bava's return to gothic form, as this promises to be a wonderful Blu-ray edition from Kino Classics.
After spending several years exploring more contemporary genres, director Mario Bava (Black Sunday) returned with Baron Blood to the gothic as a setting for a gruesome thriller. Working with producer Alfredo Leone, Bava crafted a film that is loyal to the bylaws of traditional horror, but is infused with a more modern visual style.
DVD Review SUNSET BOULEVARD
An indelible piece of pop culture. The greatest movie ever made about movies. Maybe even the greatest movie ever made, full stop. On a sweet new Blu-ray.
Mary Pickford is known today as the first film actress to achieve international super stardom. Funny, feisty and diminutive, she was also the first actor to have complete artistic control of her films. And because Pickford chose to work with the best directors, writers, craftsmen and editors, what incredible films they are. These three titles, newly mastered with full orchestral scores, demonstrate the star's commitment to excellence and the brilliant range of her acting. Featuring Sparrows, The Poor Little Rich Girl and The Hoodlum.
Three films by the master of Italian giallo film, Mario Bava: Hatchet For The Honeymoon (1970), Black Sunday (1960), and Lisa and The Devil (1973). The latter was re-cut and reissued as The House of Exorcism, and both films are included on this double-feature disc.
Director Tim Burton brings the cult classic series to the big screen in a film featuring an all-star cast, led by Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter.
Derek Jarman's debut film Sebastiane is a historical drama which lays bare the latent homoeroticism that has always lurked beneath the glossy surface of Hollywood biblical epics. In Jarman's hands, The Tempest becomes an original and dazzling spectacle mixing Hollywood pastiche, high camp, and gothic horror
Mary Pickford is known today as the first film actress to achieve international super stardom. Funny, feisty and diminutive, she was also the first actor to have complete artistic control of her films. And because Pickford chose to work with the best directors, writers, craftsmen and editors, what incredible films they are. These three titles, newly mastered with full orchestral scores, demonstrate the star's commitment to excellence and the brilliant range of her acting.
In 1980 Hammer took over the old Hampden Manor House in the heartland of England and produced a series of thirteen horror stories to air on British television. With a host of Hammer regulars, including Peter Cushing and Denholm Elliott, classic thespians including Brian Cox, Patricia Quinn, Georgina Hale, Diana Dors and Kathryn Leigh Scott, along with early appearances by actors like Pierce Brosnan, each episode provides a completely new and individual tale of terror and suspense.
Lorna is a strong-willed Texas woman who's had enough of her untrustworthy husband Dale's (Val Kilmer) criminal acts and lack of husbandry. Fed up, she enlists the help of her old friend, Tiny (Kelli Giddish), to help her figure out what to do with Dale after his latest double-cross involving the theft of $100,000 from a bank.
The Lina Wertmuller Collection: The Seduction of Mimi (1972), Love & Anarchy (1973) and All Screwed Up (1974). Acclaimed as one of the leading filmmakers of the 1970s, Wertmueller demonstrates her equal skills at both rollicking comedy and rich drama with this trio of classics made during the height of her career.
The vampire romance is one of today's hottest genres in movies, television and novels, from the Twilight and True Blood to The Vampire Diaries, Underworld and Interview With the Vampire, but it all started with Dark Shadows, the ABC daytime series that brought tormented hero Barnabas Collins into the homes of devoted fans every weekday for five years. Now, in an unprecedented event, the entire series - 1,225 episodes on 131 discs - will be released in a single deluxe set. On May 8, 2012, MPI will release Dark Shadows: The Complete Original Series in a custom coffin shaped box with bonus, in-depth interviews and other video extras, a commemorative booklet and more. The SRP for this collector's set is $599.98.
Packed with un-rated bonus features, the Blu-ray release includes a fang-in-cheek mockumentary Peter Vincent: Swim Inside My Mind, a hilarious satirical look at David Tennant's egocentric rock star anti-hero character, Peter Vincent; The Official How to Make a Funny Vampire Movie Guide; Squid Man: Extended and Uncut; Frightful Facts & Terrifying Trivia; Deleted Scenes; and a Gag Reel. Also included is the uncensored No One Believes Me music video directed by Fright Night's director Craig Gillespie and performed by hip hop recording artist Kid Cudi.
Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves a trio of transgressive tales that build toward a devastating climax: "Hero," shot in a mock tabloid-TV style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice; "Horror," filmed like a delirious '50s B-movie melodrama, is a gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague; "Homo" explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates. A runaway hit which made national headlines when it was attacked by conservative figures including Dick Armey, Ralph Reed and minister Donald Wildmon, Poison is audacious, unforgettable and wildly entertaining.
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