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Directed and written by Eric England, the film stars Ace Marrero, Katie Stegeman and Lionel D. Carson. Dan and Mindy Summers are on a road trip along a desolate mountain highway when Dan is forced to exit the SUV to remove a dead tree blocking their path. Before he can get back inside, he and Mindy find themselves held hostage on the side of the road, trapped in their car by a mysterious, unseen gunman.
In their only cinematic pairing, screen legends Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson are a dynamic star combo who set the screens ablaze in this intense and startlingly realistic western classic of the Montana Badlands from director Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde). Co-starring Randy Quaid, Frederic Forrest, John P. Ryan and Harry Dean Stanton, scripted by Thomas McGuane
A post-lingually deaf artist participates in a seance in the spiritualist community of Cassadaga. But instead of getting closure with her recently departed sister, Lily contacts the vengeful ghost of a murdered woman. As the ghost becomes increasingly angry and violent, Lily rushes to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman's death...
Award-Winning Chilean director, Sebastian Silva, invites you on this thrilling journey to the deepest reaches of your darkest fears. In a foreign country, far from home, Alicia (Juno Temple) arrives in South America to vacation with her cousin, Sarah (Emily Browning). When Sarah is suddenly called away, Alicia is stuck on a remote island off Chile with three of Sarah's friends, including Barbara (Catalina Sandino Moreno) and Brink (Michael Cera), an American exchange student with a sadistic streak.
Tak Sakaguchi stars as Jubeh Yakyu, a seventeen-year-old juvenile delinquent sent to reform school after killing over 50 people within a week. To escape the school, Jubeh agrees to join the facility's baseball team in a battle to the death against the sexy 'psycho butcher girls' of St. Black Dahlia High School. This riotous, over-the-top epic of excess is the movie for the psycho sports fan in everybody and more fun than a prison cavity search!
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.
DVD Review BASKET CASE 2
This second installment of the adventures of everyone's favorite surgically separated conjoined twins takes the weirdness level up a few notches, to say the least.
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.
An intense psychological thriller that will bring you face to face with pure terror. Samuel L. Jackson is Richie, a mysterious stranger who shows up at John's (Luke Wilson) door asking for help with his car. All too soon, the mild-mannered John discovers he has become an unwilling passenger, trapped in a murderous ride through town and deep into the countryside. When Richie decides to pay a visit to John's wife (Leslie Bibb) and kids, John has no choice but to confront this sadistic and unpredictable killer - But saving his family will ultimately come at a terrible price.
Though the swampland crime scenes are outside their jurisdiction, Detective Heigh is unable to turn his back on solving the gruesome murders. Despite his partner's warnings, he sets out to investigate the crimes. Before long, the killer changes the game and begins hunting the detectives, teasing them with possible clues at the crime scenes while always remaining one step ahead. Directed By Ami Canaan Mann & Starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain, Chloee Grace Moretz And Jason Clarke.
It's one of the greatest, true detective stories ever. Featuring eight spellbinding missions, Nazi Hunters tells how a select band of secret agents and avengers hunted down some of the most evil men in history... And finally brought them to justice.
Mr. Skin and Panik House Entertainment present the unholy trinity of women-in-prison films! CHAINED HEAT, widely regarded as one of the greatest women-in-prison films of all time, finally comes to DVD in a totally uncut, remastered version. This triple-pack of barbed-wire-fury mid-'80s exploitation classics will only be in print for a limited time. CHAINED HEAT (1983) Linda Blair (The Exorcist) stars as Carol Henderson, sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after accidentally killing a man. RED HEAT (1985) Newly remastered in anamorphic widescreen and presented totally uncut for the first time in North America! Linda Blair (Roller Boogie) heads back to prison as American tourist Christine Carlson, a woman wrongly sentenced to three years in a brutal East German penitentiary after being forced to admit to false charges of espionage. JUNGLE WARRIORS (1984) A group of gorgeous models flies to a South American country to scout locations for a photo session. When their plane is shot down, the models are imprisoned and subjected to horrible torture and rape by an evil drug lord.
DVD Review EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (BLU-RAY)
Coffin Joe returns over 40 years since he last appeared on screen. Having this little-seen, low budget shocker on Blu-ray is a nice surprise courtesy of the always great Synapse Films.
Extras contain a rare and exclusive short film by Fellini, a video essay on the genesis of the film and a 50 page booklet with exclusive Fellini drawings. Hard-to-find, this 1970 film melds memoir and documentary into a circus of fiction and reality where Fellini delights in the role of ringmaster. The carnival-sounding score composed by Nino Rota, and an appearance by Anita Ekberg (star of Fellini's 1960's masterpiece La Dolce Vita), enhances the Fellini-esque experience.
DVD Review TEMPEST
The fall of the Tsars has proven to be fertile ground for filmic drama, but one of the earlier of these efforts was John Barrymore's Tempest, produced only a decade after the events depicted. With a story written by a Russian, and a screenplay co-written by an uncredited Erich von Stroheim, it certainly promises to be interesting.
DVD Review CHANGING LANES
A nifty thriller begins as an allegorical look at road rage before sinking into a trite and unsatisfying final act.
DVD Review 3 SECONDS BEFORE EXPLOSION
Kino keeps bringing the Yakuza bon bons, and like a moth to the flame is your faithful reviewer drawn to these DVDs.
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