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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

AVPlay is go!

"AV Play is born of AV Forums. With an impressive archive of informative and entertaining DVD reviews from the AV Forums website, and with the added functionality of a powerful search engine written by AV Forums owner and computer programmer with 20 years experience, Stuart Wright, AV Play launches with impressive content.

Phil Hinton (former news editor and reviewer for Total DVD Online), who you may know as the AV Forums Editor and reviewer for the last 4 years, as well as host of the AV Forums podcast reviews, will take on the role of AV Play editor. Joining Phil is our assistant editor and games guru Seth Gecko, who has been writing for the AV Forums for the last 18 months. Seth will be expanding our gaming news and reviews, as well as bringing HD DVD reviews to AV Play.AV Play, while having over 6,000 reviews online is not complete.

We already have the news and review search functionality and the ability for visitors to compile their own favourite movie list, but as they say, the best is yet to come, when we will have plenty more functionality including DVD wish lists and comparison pages.We will also be expanding the content, aiming to add at least 40 new reviews each month and publishing some of the earliest HD DVD and Blu-Ray DVD reviews on the Internet."


Review: Secret of the Shaolin Poles (R2)

Review: Napoleon Dynamite: Like the Best Special Edition Ever! (R1)

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Lizard Update!

I may have good news regarding this never ending saga of the forthcoming Italian DVD release of Lucio Fulci's "Lizard in a Womens Skin" - Reports from Italy say the release date has been put back to the middle of June (some say the 4th, the 8th or the 13th) because Federal Video (part of Cecchi Gori) (allegedly) have now got an uncut version of better quality compared to that of MediaBlasters original release. They are also working on more extras as well.

You can refer to my earlier posts here, here and here for an overall picture of the situation.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Emanuelle Update

I ordered the 3 Emanuelle DVD's last Sunday with Astabe in Poland and it was a pretty easy site to navigate.

Total to the UK was around 95zl which is around £16.

All 3 arrived today no problem at all. So if anyone want to pick these up I recommend the site above. Image quality is good and the Italian 5.1 track sounds great. No extras, just trailers of other Emanuelle releases.

A total bargain!

Source: Astabe

Review: My Kung Fu 12 Kicks (R2)

Review: Cry_Wolf (R2)

Sunday, May 21, 2006

3 Mighty Men (3 Dev Adam) - May 24th

Onar Films are finally proud to present "3 Mighty Men (3 Dev Adam)" on DVD, ready to order on May 24th. Review is imminent, so get ready!

Trailer: 3 Dev Adam

DVD Art:


Turkey is being terrorized by a ruthless gang of criminals lead by a psychotic guy with a green uniform and a pair of hellish eyebrows sticking out of his mask eye holes. The local authorites are forced to resort to some super assistants. One of them is the national superhero of Mexico, Santo. The other one is the national superhero of the USA, Captain America. Their countries too, have been encountering major trouble with the green psycho''s illegal activities, namely ancient artifacts smuggling and fake cash circulation. In fact, the economy of the whole planet is about to collapse! Upon their arrival in Istanbul though they soon realise that their opponent is more ruthless and evasive than they had imagined. This maniac stops at nothing. He murders and robs ladies. He tortures people. And just when you think you have killed him another one pops up. Is he a virus? Does he have endless despensable clones to die in his place? And above all, what''s his name? Oh, is.. SPIDER MAN!

Cast: Aytekin Akkaya .... Capt. America
Deniz Erkanat
Yavuz Selekman .... Santo
Teyfik Sen
Dogan Tamer ...Inspector

Year: 1973
Director: T. Fikret Ucak
Country: Turkey


1 -1200 numbered copies
2- Turkish audio
3- Colour-Pal- Region free
4- Greek & English subtitles
5- Original Fullscreen
6- Dolby Stereo
7- 3 Interviews with Aytekin Akkaya(Captain America)- T. Fikret Ucak(director)- Dogan Tamer(Inspector)
8- Biographies
9- Filmographies
10- Photogallery
11- Trailers
12- Interactive menu
13- Chapters

Also coming soon is Superman Returns (Superman Donuyor) which is to be released late summer.

Trailer: Superman Donuyor

This will be a double bill with Demir Yumruk: Devler Geliyor (Iron Fist: The Giants are Coming).

Also coming is a Giallo/Gothic Horror double bill -
Aska Susayanlar Seks Ve Cinayet (Thirsty for Love, Sex and Murder) and
Oluler Konusmaz Ki (The Dead Don't Talk)

Source: Onar Films and via eBay

Friday, May 19, 2006

Podcast: Mondo Movie

I'm not sure how many of you are into the whole podcasting phenomenon, but I've certainly caught the bug. I catch up on movie and DVD reviews, news from the world of wrestling, the ramblings of the Lunatics Radio Show and of course the famous Dawn and Drew. However there is one podcast that I always make a point of listening to; The Mondo Movie Podcast. Hosted by two UK dudes, Ben Howard and Dan Auty, its basically an hour's chat about cult and genre movies. They are very knowledgeable and highly entertaining, so I urge you to check it out. At the moment they are having a giallo festival, that started with Podcast #22 with Luciano Ercoli's "Death Walks at Midnight", with Podcast #23 talking about Antonio Margheriti's "Seven Deaths in the Cats Eye"

Mondo Movie Website

RSS Feed for ITunes, Juice or whatever podcatcher you use.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Review: The Inglorious Bastards

Review of the Japanese R2 release of Enzo Castellari's "The Inglorious Bastards"

Review: H.G. Well's The Invisible Man

Review of Dark Sky's "H.G. Wells The Invisible Man"

Friday, May 12, 2006

An Evening with Kevin Smith 2 - Evening Harder

Also on the way is the DVD release of An Evening with Kevin Smith 2, filmed in Toronto and London. The first Evening was 3 and a half hours of some of the funniest stories about life, love and the movie business I've ever heard. Roll on August 15th!



Clerks II - July 21st

Awesome news - Kevin Smith's sequel to the flick that made him famous is now coming earlier than expected, July 21st in the US is now the date for Clerks II. I am a huge fan and looking forward to this big time.

Clerks II Trailer

Friday, May 05, 2006

Emanuelle - Totally Uncut!

Fans of Laura Gemser rejoice as there are 3 new Emanuelle releases on the way - all uncut!

All are being released on R2 by Vision DVD in Poland!

Should be available from all EuroCult retailers next week.

First up is Emanuelle - perché violenza alle donne?

Director: Joe D'Amato
Starring: Laura Gemser, Karin Schubert, George Eastman
Year: 1977
Format: 16:9
Ratio: 1:85:1
Audio: Italian 5.1 Polish 5.1
Subtitles: Polish
Extras: Trailers for other Emanuelle titles.

According to the company this totally uncut for the first time on DVD, with all the hard-core sequences intact.

Next is Emanuelle nera orient reportage

Director: Joe D'Amato
Starring: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ivan Rassimov
Year: 1976
Format: 16:9
Ratio: 1:85:1
Audio: Italian 5.1 Polish 5.1
Subtitles: Polish
Extras: Trailers for other Emanuelle titles.

Finally there is Emanuelle nera

Director: Bitto Albertini
Starring: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Karin Schubert
Year: 1975
Format: 16:9
Ratio: 1:85:1
Audio: Italian 5.1 Polish 5.1
Subtitles: Polish
Extras: Trailers for other Emanuelle titles.

Again, this is meant to be totally uncut for the first time on DVD, with all hard core sequences intact. There also meant to be hard score scenes with Karin Schubert and a Laura Gemser stand in.

A Lizard without a Tail!

Bad news regarding the Cecchi Gori R2 release of Lucio Fulci's "Lizard in a Woman's Skin", it is definitely the cut version with the best transfer, probably the same master used in the Shriek Show release. Federal Video who are releasing it through CG, say that for the full uncut version, they only had access to a version in very bad condition. They add that they have been searching for a good uncut master and may know more later in the year, but for the moment according to the DVD will be released on 13/6.

Unfortunately hopes were raised with the possibility of an uncut release, but alas no joy for now. There must be good quality uncut elements out there, hopefully someone looks a bit harder next time. If there is anymore news, I'll be sure and post it.

Source: CGHV &

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Coming Soon - Interstate

Came across this movie, Interstate on as it's being promoted there by a couple of the stars, Alexandra Ackerman and Jodi Stanford. Looks pretty interesting so check it out and as ever let me know what you all think.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Casino Royale - Official English Trailer Online!

Full screen English trailer now up at Sony's website - TRAILER Looks really very good, roll on November 17th.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Casino Royale - French Teaser Trailer

First clips of the new Bond movie from French TV Channel M6 - so the dialogue is French but that music is there to get you all excited.



Watch via YouTube below: