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Shaft: The Criterion Collection (1971)

Shaft in 4K?!  With a new digital restoration, too? Can you dig it? Funked up by Isaac Hayes’ incredible score and theme, Richard Roundtree is back in action as Harlem P.I. John Shaft in this signature blaxploitation offering from director Gordon Parks (Shaft, Shaft’s Big Score).  The character's ...

The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection II Ultra 4K HDPsychological. Shocking. Suspenseful. And downright BEAUTIFUL to look at. The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection II release in Ultra 4K is a DEFINITIVE release for some of the most thrilling classics from the master of the macabre. Seriously, there is no flaw to be seen in both the  ...

The Funeral: Criterion Collection

“Try to look more bereaved.” This isn’t how funerals are supposed to go. Or is it? Offering something arguably more realistic and touching than any other mopey, water-works-filled funeral sequence/movie we have seen before, Juzo Itami’s The Funeral does anything BUT try to make ...

Violence in a Women's Prison (1982) - Blu-ray Review

Kitty’s back on the cell block!  Woot! Woot!  Let the sweat-dripping orgies begin! Violence in a Women’s Prison, originally released in 1982, is a damn ugly exploitation flick. Even when you lower the bar when it comes to Women in Prison flicks, this ...

Mr. Klein: Criterion Collection

In the case of mistaken identity, how far would you go to clear your name and set the record straight?  In Joseph Losey’s gritty and disturbing nightmare, Mr. Klein, the title character (played by French icon Alain Delon) becomes obsessed with tracking down a man who shares his name. Now, if this were an honest, one-time ...

Savage Sisters (1974)

“Hands off, or your hand is ham and I’m the slicer!” Filipino filmmaker Eddie Romero might be dead, but his movies - being cheapo depot horror offerings, exploitative skin flicks, and action vehicles, live on.  Such is the case with Savage Sisters, an exploitation flick in title alone, which he directed in 1974, but ...

Film Noir - The Dark Side of Cinema, Volume VII: Chicago ConfidentialTampering with evidence?  Bullying witnesses?  Doctoring voice recordings?  Just what won’t the mob do?!  Looks like it is all in play in 1957’s Chicago Confidential, written by Robert T. Marcus, which is now on blu-ray thanks to Kino Lorber’s ongoing Film Noir: The Dark Side of  ...

Masked Mutilator - Blu-rayYou say want sex and violence?  Well, the Masked Mutilator has EXACTLY what you are looking for.  Just be respectful because this house parent will definitely kick your ass ...

Paris When It Sizzles (1964)Classic Hollywood making fun of itself? Count me in! Paris When it Sizzles goes full ridiculous in this charming, downright delightful romantic comedy so silly that you cannot help but smile the whole way through ...

Hell Of The Screaming Undead (2021)

The zombie apocalypse is among us.  You can either die easy or die fighting! Opening with the famous OUR FEATURE PRESENTATION, scratchy sound and all, and the panther ...

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema, Volume VI: Johnny Stool Pigeon

From sea to shining sea!  That’s the attempted reach of 1951’s The Raging Tide, yet another film noir offering highlighting the streets and alleys of San Francisco.  With steely-eyed direction from prolific director George Sherman (Larceny, The Sleeping City) and ace cinematography from Russell Metty (The Stranger, Touch of ...

Sewer GatorsAttention all shoppers!  It’s going to be a crappy day when Sewer Gators is released!  You mark your calendars now!  June 3rd can’t get here fast enough.  Don’t believe me?  Go here and wait for the Sewer Gators to appear themselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xahw04ZDgTM or  ...

The Body of My Enemy (1976)It is not your average revenge flick. Nor is it what you would expect from director Henri Verneuil and star Jean-Paul Belmondo for what was their seventh picture together. There are no jaw-dropping stunts from the screen legend, and in fact there is hardly any exciting action in this  ...

Double Indemnity: Criterion Collection (1944)

Hard-boiled and crackling with stark intensity, Los Angeles after dark is always an exciting place.  Especially with all the femme fatales walking the streets. Whether it be out on the street or gazing out the window of your home, the air of unpredictability is always lurking ...

Dr. Phibes Double Feature

Flesh Crawls! Blood Curdles! Phibes Lives again!  Cat Women of the Moon?  Check. Plan 9 From Outer Space?  Double check. Both are films you have to bear witness to in order to believe.  Barbarella?  Oh, it’s a cosmic trip for sure.  But, thanks to the mighty chops of Vincent Price and  ...

Jurassic World: 5-Movie Collection

t’s time to go back . . . back to the park.   With the arrival of Jurassic World: Dominion imminent in early June, re-visiting the world that Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park has created is a no-brainer and what better way to do it than in Ultra HD?!  Thankfully, Universal has provided fans with all ...

The Asphalt Jungle: Criterion CollectionBased around a single make-or-break heist, The Asphalt Jungle is known in the halls of film noir thrillers as the first ever caper flick and, honestly, this brilliantly scripted offering is more than deserving of its praise and its legacy, which is why the Criterion Collection has added it to their list of  ...

Watchers II (1990)Top secret genetic engineering gone wrong!  This is what you get in this b-grade sequel (or is it a remake?) to the Corey Haim-led Watchers, a film no one remembers for good reason.  With a bit more gore and a change in scenery, this creature feature pumps up the volume on its lifeless . ...

Walker: The Criterion Collection

“Unless a man believes that there is something great for him to do, he can do nothing great.” How on earth do you make a biopic set in the mid-19th century that poses as some kind of weird Western but yet somehow manages to successfully make strong political comparisons between ...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Warner Brothers Archive Collection (1941)

Are there two sides to everyone? One good and simple. The other…bordering on evil perhaps. And does this “evil” side live in all of us just waiting to be unleashed? While attending church one morning, Dr. Jekyll (Spencer Tracy) witnesses a man - once a good, upstanding citizen – turn  ...

Cockfighter (1974)This life can be a long, rambling walk down a twisting highway.  Just ask Mr. Frank Mansfield (Warren Oates), the “junior birdman” who dreams of a cockfighting championship while he puts others to the side in his quest for the title.  ...

C'mon C'mon (2021)

“Whatever you plan on happening, never happens. Stuff you would never think of happens.” No matter how much many of us like to pretend that we have our lives under control, the simple fact of the matter is: we don’t…and we probably never will. It is not that we are necessarily doing anything ...

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema, Volume VI: Johnny Stool Pigeon

"Ya wanna dance, Mike Doyle?!" The hills!  The fog!  The slick city streets!  The atmosphere is on point as Johnny Stool Pigeon opens and that’s thanks to cinematographer Maury Gertsman, who shot Singapore, the first offering in this set from Kino Lorber ...

flight of phoenix bluray.jpgThere’s no aliens invading or giant tsunami waves or even an earth-killing meteor on its way. No, this classic keeps it simple. With Robert Aldrich in the director’s chair and Hollywood legend, James Stewart, leading the charge, The Flight of the Phoenix is a well-written, old-school disaster movie ...

Angels Hard As They Come (1972)

“Screw the heat.  We don’t stop for nobody!” Wine.  Women.  Whiskey.  And weed.  Sounds like a good time, right?  It isn't.  Angels Hard As They Come, a biker exploitation classic with original music by Carp, should know.  Things don't go as planned. ...

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema, Volume VI: SingaporePear smuggler Matt Gordon (played wonderfully by Fred MacMurray) has returned to the scene of his heartbreak: Singapore.  Cue the lush heartstrings!  The drama!  The crimes!  And, oh, the Casablanca influences as Singapore, with boat and schooner whistles blaring in the distance instead  ...

The Brain Eaters (1958)Spellbinding science fiction doesn’t get any more outrageous than it does here in The Brain Eaters, a 61-minute schlocky shocker from the Drive-In era of B-flicks.  This is what happens when Small Town, America finds itself at the center of a UFO invasion!  Hide the jars of pickles, Ma and  ...

Armaguedon (1977)Oh, the power of the media! Many have used it for good, but others, like Louis Carrier (Jean Yanne) realize its potential to generate fear and garner much attention. He is not a psychopath carrying out a lifelong scheme, but rather, Carrier is what you would call a victim of society. Living in poverty  ...

The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection Ultra 4K HD

Want to watch some classic films for the first time again?  Scoop up this release.   Psychological.  Shocking.  Suspenseful.  And downright BEAUTIFUL to look at.  The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection release in Ultra 4K is a DEFINITIVE release for some of the most thrilling classics from the  ...

Le Cercle Rouge: The Criterion Collection"When men, even unknowingly, are to meet one day, whatever may befall each, whatever the diverging paths, on the said day, they will inevitably come together in the red circle." ...

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