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Friday, December 30, 2005

Up next from NoShame: Luciano Ercoli Death Box Set

Arriving on 28/02/2006 is NoShames presentation of Luciano Ercoli's "Death Walks on High Heels" and "Death Walks at Midnight"

Now "Death Walks at Midnight has already been released by Mondo Macabro UK, but it had some aspect ratio issues (cropped from 2:35:1 to 1:85:1) and was slightly cut.

This new set looks like it will be the ultimate edition and the one to get.

Disc Info:

Get primed for two wild, stylish giallo shockers of the 1970s from director Luciano Ercoli (FORBIDDEN PHOTOS OF A LADY ABOVE SUSPICION), starring Susan Scott (DEATH CARRIES A CANE), Simon Andreu (THE BLOOD-SPATTERED BRIDE) and Frank Wolff (GOD FORGIVES…I DON’T).
In DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS, Parisian nightclub singer, Nicole Rochard (Susan Scott) is stalked by a demented masked man who may be the killer of her diamond thief father. With the help of a friend, Dr. Robert Matthews (Frank Wolff) she hopes to elude her pursuer by traveling to the English countryside. But Nicole’s merciless pursuer does not give up so easily, and soon more murders occur.
Susan Scott returns in DEATH WALKS AT MIDNIGHT as Valentina, a hot-tempered fashion model. When she’s duped into trying an experimental psychedelic by her fast-talking boyfriend (Simon Andreu) during a photo-shoot, she inadvertently witnesses a gory murder by a man with a spiked glove in the empty, next door building. It won’t be the last!
Hallucinogenic drugs, smart-aleck heroines, jewel thieves, macho tabloid reporters, strippers, intrepid police inspectors, plus crazy chases, brutal fist fights, spiked-metal gloves and myriad use of the zoom lens – not to mention delirious nightclub scenes, escalating body counts and countless red herrings! - NoShame is proud to present for the first time on DVD uncut two deranged examples of the sexy, Italian thriller genre - the giallo.
Special 3-disc edition, including The Sound of Love and Death - The Very Best of Stelvio Cipriani. A collection of classic giallo and poliziotteschi film scores.
• Original Italian Theatrical Trailer
• Original English Theatrical Trailer
• Poster and Still Gallery
• Death Walks at Midnight TV Version
• Poster and Still Gallery
DISC 3 - The Sound of Love and Death (CD) Exclusive CD soundtrack featuring tracks from the very best of Stelvio Cipriani’s soundtrack, including Death Walks on High Heels
• Collectible Booklet

Thursday, December 29, 2005

New Gialli from Blue Underground in 2006

Blue Underground will be releasing 4 more Gialli in 2006:

1. The Fifth Cord (1971)
Director: Luigi Bazzon
Genre: Horror; Thriller
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen, 16x9 Anamorphic
Region Code: 0
Languages: English
Street Date: March 28, 2006
2. The Forbidden Photos of the Lady Above Suspicion (1970)
Director: Luciano Ercoli
Composer: Ennio Morricone
Genre: Horror; Thriller
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen, 16x9 Anamorphic
Region Code: 0
Languages: English
Street Date: March 28, 2006
3. The Pyjama Case Girl (1977)
Director: Flavio Mogherini
Composer: Riz Ortolani
Genre: Horror; Thriller
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen, 16x9 Anamorphic
Region Code: 0
Languages: English
Street Date: March 28, 2006
4. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
Director: Paolo Cavara
Genre: Horror; Thriller
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Widescreen, 16x9 Anamorphic
Region Code: 0
Languages: English, Italian; Subtitled In: English
Street Date: March 28, 2006
No artwork yet but will put some up when they become available.

Cult Movie Ringtones from NoShame

One of the best DVD producers of 2005, NoShame have put together some excellent MP3 ringtones which are available for download from their site.

Go HERE for the ringtones.

Thanks to Johnny Redman over at DVD Maniacs for this cool discovery.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Best DVD's of the Year 2005

Well its coming to the end of the year and there have been some tremendous genre DVD's released in 2005.

My favourites have been (in no real order):

1. The Pinky Violence Collection (R1, Panik House)

2. Val Lewton Collection (R1, Warner Bros)

3. Hammer Horror Collection (R1, Universal)

4. Phantasm Sphere (R2, Anchor Bay UK)

5. Bela Lugosi Collection (R1, Universal)

6. Sex and Fury (R1, Panik House)

7. Danger: Diabolik (R1, Paramount)

8. Roma a Mano Armata (R2, NoShame, Italy)

9. Cannibal Holocaust (R1, Grindhouse)

10. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (R1, NoShame)

Any of your thoughts are most welcome and let me know what your favourite DVD's of 2005 were.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Reviews: Kriminal and Il Marchio di Kriminal

First of all, hope you all had a Merry Xmas and feel suitably stuffed with turkey and Xmas pudding!

Now, as promised, here are the reviews for the Italian Pulp Video releases of Kriminal and Il Marchio di Kriminal.

Kriminal Review here.

Il Marchio di Kriminal here.

Any comments most welcome here or at the Cinema Nocturna Forums.

Friday, December 23, 2005

King Kong

I ended up going to see King Kong with a group of friends the other night, and I was not really looking forward to it. I like Peter Jackson's earlier films, like Braindead and The Frighteners but LOTR really did very little for me. However I have to admit that King Kong was pretty good and the CGI on the whole was very well done. The story held together well and grabbed your attention from the very start and the 3 hours disappeared. Its amazing the difference a good script can make to a movie that is heavily dependent on CGI. The other nice thing about the film was the old Hollywood vibe it had, it did not feel like a modern movie made to look old and it had a real 1930's serial feel to it also.

Overall I would recommend going to see it if you can over the holidays, you will not be disappointed.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

3 Reviews upcoming!

Just to add that there will be 3 reviews upcoming on DVD Trash/Cinema Nocturna. As previously mentioned, the 2 fumetti based adaptions of "Kriminal" and "Il Marchio di Kriminal". Also I'll be looking over the Grindhouse trailer collection "42nd Street Forever" Look out for them soon.

Back from NYC

Sorry for the lack of updates recently, just got back from a 5-day trip from New York City. A good time was had by all. Good eating, site seeing and (DVD) shopping was the order of the day.

There is only one place in my opinion to go DVD shopping and that is Mondo Kims at 6 St. Marks Place between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. It is a cult-movie collectors paradise. Films are organised by country or director (Fulci, Martino, Argento etc) plus Criterion or MGM Midnite Movies. They also have loads of film books, magazines such as The Dark Side and Uncut. While I was there I picked up "The Pinky Violence Collection" (Kims was the only store that seemed to be carrying this collection, as I saw it nowhere else), "The Val Newton Collection" and Criterion's latest Truffaut offering "Shoot the Piano Player"

Also managed to catch "Syriana" at the movies, George Clooney's slow burning oil scandal-political drama. A bit removed from my normal viewing habits but I'm quite interested in the subject matter and although it's slow paced, I really enjoyed it and will catch it again when its out in the UK as there was a lot to take in the first time around.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Review - Terror Beneath the Sea (1966)

One of Dark Sky Films latest offerings "Terror Beneath the Sea" starring the awesome Sonny Chiba.

"A Japanese monster movie starring the great Sonny Chiba! This I had to see and all things considered it certainly does not disappoint..."

My full review here.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sonny Chiba, Kriminal and Cinema Nocturna

Just a small update this cold Scottish Sunday evening to say that some new reviews are on the way. I'll be taking a look at one of Sonny Chiba's early offerings "Terror Beneath the Sea" from DarkSky Films.

Also being a big fan of Diabolik fumetti and Bava's movie, I recently picked up some Satanik and Kriminal fumetti at the aforementioned "Memorabilia" which I really enjoyed. This has led me to order Umberto Lenzi's movie of "Kriminal" from Thrauma and the sequel "Il Marchio di Kriminal" from Xploited. Reviews of both will up soon.

I have also been kindly given the opportunity to contribute some reviews and articles to Cinema Nocturna by the moderator there, Steve Genier. Thanks for the opportunity Steve.

They have some great articles and reviews that are well worth checking out and then discussing on the Nocturnal Forum.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Memorabilia 2005 - Glasgow

I attended Memorabilia at the SECC in Glasgow over the weekend. Loads of DVD stalls selling your favourite horror and exploitation favourites. Picked up a few bargains myself, a couple of Fernando di Leo classics and even a few giallos that an expert (!) like myself had not heard of.

Midnight Media were also there selling DVD's and some of their own publications. They had the latest issues of Uncut magazine plus new publications by Nigel Burrell and Paul Brown, namely "Giallo Scrapbook" and "Hispanic Horrors". I picked both of these up and I cannot recommend them enough. Indeed "Hispanic Horrors" contained a few titles that seem well worth tracking down.

One DVD stall in particular seemed to have two crazy Dutch guys drinking Tennents Super (a really strong Scottish lager that Glasgow's homeless tend to favour, but is held in high esteem in Europe) and trying to push Cannibal Holocaust onto every punter. They were boasting how cheap their DVD's were and I asked why this was. Turns out they were the owners of EC Entertainment who have produced some good discs in the past and whose edition of Cannibal Holocaust, while not the best looking or boasting lots of extras, is truly uncut!

However, main highlight for me was meeting Al "Sex Gore" Simpson from the SexGoreMutants site. SGM was one of my first points of reference along with DVD Maniacs when I was first getting into horror and exploitation movies. Their reviews determined what I would spend my student loan on next. So I urge you all to check it out especially as they are about to bring out a new publication entitled "Living Dead: Glasgow". One to look forward to I'm sure.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Cult Movie Babe of the Month - Brigitte Lahaie

A personal favourite of mine! Brigitte Lahaie, perhaps the prettiest adult cinema star of all time. Totally natural, nothing fake and definitely no tattoos. They don't make them like this anymore.

For more info:

Brigitte's Movies at Sazuma

Internet Movie Database

French Biography of Brigitte Lahaie

Brigitte Lahaie Phototgallery - Rapidshare

Brigitte's DVD's at Xploited Cinema

Friday, October 28, 2005

Review - Sex and Fury (1973)

Sex and Fury (1973)

The Film:

What a blast this movie, just what a blast! Stop reading now and go buy this. Still here? Right, let’s get down to why this is one of the best genre releases of the year. Reiko Ike (from the “Sukeban” or Girl Boss series) plays Ocho, a gambler and pickpocket from Meiji Era Tokyo. After helping a local anarchist escape she encounters three bad guys who may be responsible for the death of her father years earlier, and on top of this she has the Yakuza after her as well after a card game goes badly wrong.

Adding to this extraordinary mix is Christina Lindberg (Thriller, A Cruel Picture) playing a European spy (also called Christina) with a real dodgy accent. Later in the movie Ocho has to play her at cards in order to stop a young virgin from being pulled into a life of prostitution.

We’ve got a nice complicated plot now, but does it matter? Hell no! There is just so much to enjoy including Ocho’s naked bloody swordfight which is worth the price of the DVD alone. Director Norifumi Suzuki has put together a fantastic piece of exploitation cinema, but a very classy one at that. The locations, costumes and cinematography are of a very high standard and you forget it’s an exploitation movie until the screen is full of naked flesh and ultra violence. When watching "Sex and Fury" at certain points you’ll be thinking “Ah, that’s where Tarantino’s influence for that scene in Kill Bill came from.”

Downsides? Not many, but its fair to say that if were not for the exploitation element that the film might get too complicated for its own good and our attention could wander. Also there is a comedy character that does not seem to fit in with the overall feel of the film. However we’re never far away from the next swordfight or flash of flesh and Ike and Lindberg are both a total joy to look at. So as the Clear O-Sleeve says “It’s the best film you’ve never seen.” I totally agree, highly recommended.


The anamorphic 2:35:1 image is a joy to behold with its strong and vivid colours. The original negative that this print was taken from must be in nigh on excellent shape as there is no visible print damage, and it looks like it was made yesterday.


Just one audio option here and it’s the original Japanese Mono (clear and concise English subtitles are included). Once again it seems to be in great shape as the dialogue comes across very clearly and there is no sign of any hiss. In fact I’ll go so far and say its one of the best mono tracks I’ve heard.


Included here are Poster and Stills galleries, a Bio for Norifumi Suzuki and Reiko Ike, a Bio and gallery for Christina Lindberg, the original theatrical trailer and some production notes. The audio commentary is provided by Chris D, author of the book “Outlaw Master of Japanese Film”. Panik House have encased all this in one of the best DVD cases ever. A transparent amaray houses the DVD with a “Clear O Sleeve” outer slipcase that goes over the main case. Also included is a sticker of Reiko Ike. Overall, a great film and cool DVD package that you simply must pick up. With the sequel “Female Yakuza Tale” out already (review coming soon) and the “Pinky Violence Collection” forthcoming, Panik House have set the bar very high and I for one cannot wait to see what they have for us in the future.

Copyright © 2005 Nick Frame. All Rights Reserved

Sunday, October 23, 2005

DVD Trash Upcoming Reviews

I will finally get round to putting some reviews online this week as this is my main aim with the site. So get ready for Panik House's "Sex and Fury" followed by Sergio Martino's "Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I have the Key" from NoShame.

Have been checking the stats sent to me from SiteMeter and DVD Trash is getting more and more traffic on a daily basis, so any comments or suggestions from you guys out there would be most welcome.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Cannibal Holocaust (R1) - October 25th

Well, its drawing closer, the official Grindhouse (owned by cult film fans, Bob Muraswski and Sage Stallone, yes Sly's son) Region 1 release of Cannibal Holocaust. The Italian Cannibal Classic from Ruggero Deodato will be released on October 25th. There have been versions released before in Spain, Holland and Italy, but not in the US. So US exploitation fans will be rubbing their hands in anticipation. In fact the new R1 version has many features that were on the AYP Italian release, including the new hour long Italian documentary, which will now be subtitled. Being of Italian stock I have this AYP DVD already and the documentary is excellent and full of interviews with the cast who all have much to say about this extraordinary film.
The Grindhouse DVD will include:
Limited Edition of 11,111

2 Disc SE
Hi-Definition Digital Restoration
Uncensored Director's Cut
Anamorphic Widescreen
Digital Stereo Re-Mix or Original Mono Soundtrack
Audio Commentary by Ruggero Deodato and Robert Kerman
Making of - 1 Hour Italian Documentary featuring rare behind the scenes footage
On Camera Interviews
Shooting Script
Liner Notes by Chas Balun
Trailers, Still Galleries and much more.
You can preorder from:
For UK/Europe: Thrauma

Friday, October 14, 2005

Cult Movie Babe of the Month - Asia Argento

Will try and keep this a regular feature...

So for October, we'll start with Dario Argento's finest creation, no not Profondo Rosso, but his daughter, Asia, currently starring in George Romero's "Land of the Dead"

Pinky Violence, a Giallo classic and Gothic Horror

3 DVD's arrived this week from DVD Pacific:

  • Sex and Fury (R1 - Panik House). Directed by Norifumi Suzuki and starring Reiko Ike and Christina Lindberg (Thriller, A Cruel Picture). Not watched this yet, but its been described as the best film you've never seen.
  • Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (R1- NoShame) Giallo classic, Directed by Sergio Martino and starring Edwige Fenech (drool) and Anita Strindberg.
  • A Whisper in the Dark (R1 - NoShame) Directed by Marcello Aliprandi and starring Joseph Cotton and the great John Philip Law (Diabolik)

Sunday, October 09, 2005

42nd Street Forever: Volume 1 (US R1) - Nov 15th

I picked up a DVD a while back called “42nd Street Forever – Horror on 42nd Street” from Ban-1 Production. It was DVD full of exploitation and horror trailers from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Usually the trailers were better than the films themselves, but that is true today as well. Trailers included on the DVD were:


Unfortunately this DVD went OOP quite a while back as it was limited to only 1500 copies. BUT there is good news as Synapse Films have teamed up with Ban-1 to produce “42nd Street Forever: Vol 1”. If you are a fan of exploitation and horror movies (why else would you be here) then I urge you to pick up this DVD when it’s released on November 15th.
There are 2 early reviews for the DVD at DVD Maniacs and Mondo Digital so check them out.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Blue Underground in October

Blue Underground are following up their Blind Dead Collection with 3 more great titles this month.

First up is Dario Argento's The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.

Color • 2.35:1 • 16x9 • 1970 • 96 Mins • Not Rated • $29.95 • Region Code: 0 • Disc 1: DVD9 • Disc 2: DVD5 • UPC 827058200899 • BU2008DVD • English: 6.1 DTS-ES; 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; Dolby Surround 2.0; Original Mono • Italian: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX; Dolby Surround 2.0; Original Mono

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno and Eva Renzi

Disc 1:
Audio Commentary with Journalists Alan Jones and Kim Newman
International Trailer
Italian Trailer
TV Spots

Disc 2:
Out Of The Shadows - Interview with Co-Writer/Director Dario Argento
Painting With Darkness - Interview with Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro
The Music Of Murder - Interview with Composer Ennio Morricone
Eva's Talking - Interview with Actress Eva Renzi
Optional Subtitles: English

Also we have Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye from Antonio Margheriti.

Color • Dolby Digital Mono • 2.35:1 • 16x9 • 1973 • 95 Mins • Not Rated • $19.95 • Region Code: 0 • DVD9 • UPC 827058106696 • BU1066DVD

Director: Anthony M. Dawson (Antonio Margheriti)
Stars: Jane Birkin, Hiram Keller and Anton Diffring

Murder He Wrote - Interview with Co-Writer Giovanni Simonelli

Finally there is Strip Nude for your Killer from Andrea Bianchi which is one I have been really looking forward to. Its been available for a while from X Rated Kult DVD in Germany, but I've held off for the BU version. It's an excellent Giallo and it stars the lovely Edwige Fenech as the damsel in constant distress.

Color • Dolby Digital Mono • 2.35:1 • 16x9 • 1975 • 98 Mins • Not Rated • $19.95 • Region Code: 0 • DVD9 • UPC 827058106795 • BU1067DVD

Director: Andrea Bianchi
Stars: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi and Solvi Stubing

Strip Nude For Your Giallo – Interviews with Actress Solvi Stubing and Co-Writer Massimo Felisatti
Theatrical Trailer

NoShame DVD Titles on the way...

Italian DVD company NoShame have some great recently released titles that I urge you to pick up.

Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key is one of Sergio Martino's best gialli starring the lovely Edwige Fenech, Anita Strindberg and Ivan Rassimov.

A Whisper in the Dark is a long lost Italo-Gothic classic directed by Marcello Aliprandi, starring Joseph Cotton and John Philip Law (Danger Diabolik, Sinbad). Looking forward to seeing this as it's a film I've heard much about yet never seen.

These are both on the way from DVDPacific and I'll put my thoughts about both on the site very soon.

NoShame have released some amazing DVD's over the last few months and DVDTrash will be looking back over them and seeing what is worth picking up (I'll give you a hint, just about all of them.)

Friday, September 30, 2005

Mondo Macabro Titles Finally Arrive

My 4 Mondo Macabro discs have finally dropped through the letterbox. A long wait from DeepDiscountDvd but at the price the wait was worth it. Each Mondo Macabro title has something unique and interesting about it and each one is worth taking a look at, even if it's just to see if the film itself can live up to it's title. MM is the brainchild of 2 British TV documentary makers, Pete Tombs (quite an apt surname!) and Andy Starke, whose work appeared on Channel 4's late night 'B' movie show Exploitica! They then moved into the DVD market after running the Pagan Films label for a while. Anyway check out their website and then goto DDD to order some of their weird and wonderful titles.

Dr Blog

Just a quick update today. My brother, a soon be renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon, has started his own blog detailing the daily trials and tribulation of being a Doctor in Britain. Scrubs it definitely ain't. Anyway, you can check it out by clicking here or by clicking Dr Blog from the Links section. Any thoughts much appreciated.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Blind Dead Collection (R1 DVD)

Just got the new Blind Dead Collection boxset on DVD from Blue Underground.
Too be honest its a series of films I know very little about, but I've heard so many good reports, I decided to check them out. Will update my thoughts on this (very cool coffin shaped) boxset later on. This is a US release, quite expensive (around $70) so import duty comes into play. BUT I got this from for around £44 and next day delivery, so if you want to get this then DVDHorror seem the way to go.


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