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Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Cult Posters added to the Collection!

New posters recently acquired, need to find more walls to put them on!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

10,000 Bullets to close!

One of my favourite genre sites, 10,000 Bullets it's closing it's doors, which is a shame as it was a great resource for me before I bought anything and Mike, the creator of the site also let me showcase some of my reviews for the site. I hope it stays online at least for the almost 1000 reviews that have been written.

Source: 10,000 Bullets

"After four years and over 1,000 reviews 10kbullets is riding off into the sunset. This site was started to bring attention to films that where getting overlooked on most websites. Over the years we have achieved what we set out to do and so much more. We would like to thank our readers for showing interest in what we covered as a website. Thank you to all companies who provided us with their products over the last four years. Last but not least we would like to thank all the writers who have contributed and supported the site over the years."

Saturday, March 22, 2008

GI Joe: Snake-Eyes!

While I'm not sure a GI Joe movie was such a great idea, this first image of Snake-Eyes (played by Ray Park) has got me slightly moist!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Femina Ridens/The Laughing Woman Uncut!

Side A Cover
Side B Cover

Source: Shameless

Shameless Screen Entertainment is proud to announce that their 14th April DVD release of The Frightened Woman (aka Femina Ridens) has been approved by Piero Schivazappa, the director of the film.

Witness the ultimate subjugation of a woman to serve the most twisted desires of man in the achingly hip ‘n’ horny Femina Ridens, where the kinkiest urges are played to a deadly conclusion…

The beautifully sensuous Dagmar Lassander stars as Maria, the living sex toy of Dr Sayer (Philippe Leroy) who delights in killing women at the point of orgasm. Sayer’s prolonged campaign of degradation pushes Maria right to the edge of death but the spell she casts on him will lead to the most extraordinary climax of a lifetime!

Stylish, imaginative and deliciously twisted, this kitschy 60s pop art erotica-fest boasts gorgeous set design, an even more alluring leading lady and a heady desire to please the viewer with increasingly bizarre and dangerous sex games.

Rebuilding The Frightened Woman has been a labour of love but thanks to the work of genre expert Marc Morris the Shameless version of The Frightened Woman runs at 86m 03secs compared to the 83m 25 secs run time supplied by the licensor.

What became clear as Shameless compared all the known versions of The Frightened Woman was that various moments had been lost at different points in all of them. Some were merely shaved seconds; others changed the nuance of a scene or missed out important footage. These have been more than enough to prompt fans on the web to start cataloguing the differences with a prime example being this thread on the respected DVD Maniacs forum:

In order to create this new Shameless version they have used a wide variety of source materials that widely vary in quality but they believe that the end result shows off the film in the complete form it has long deserved to be celebrated in including the correct colour palette.

Shameless have kept director Piero Schivazappa informed throughout the process and asked him to watch through it for them and see if he could give it his seal of approval. He kindly sat through it, with script in hand and felt that, “it is as faithful as it can be to the original script”, and was very happy to see the film brought back to life in this Shameless version declaring, “This IS the version of my film to watch.”

Shameless Screen Entertainment will release The Frightened Woman on DVD at £12.99 on 14th April, 2008. The Shameless director approved cut will run at 86m 03secs and is being released uncut by the BBFC for the first time in the UK. Presentation of the film is in restored 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with a restored 2.0 mono soundtrack. The DVD includes an original theatrical trailer.

A new DVD sleeve celebrating elements of original artwork has been created but as is now a regular feature of Shameless releases, purists can enjoy reverse artwork using an unadulterated Italian poster bearing the Femina Ridens title.

Very nice release indeed! Another pat on the back for Shameless!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Shameless Screen Entertainment

For lovers of the kind of movies this blog promotes I need to bring a new UK DVD company to the fore: They are Shameless Screen Entertainment and have been around for 4-5 months and have a slew of excellent releases and it truly is a joy to see some of these films for sale in the UK.

Shameless Schedule:

01 The New York Ripper (Still cut by around 19 seconds mind you!)
02 Phantom of Death
03 Torso
04 Killer Nun
05 Venus in Furs
06 The Black Cat
07 Flavia the Heretic
08 Manhattan Baby
09 Night Train Murders
10 The Frightened Woman -14th April 08
11 My Dear Killer - 14th April 08
12 Ratman - 31st March 08
13 What Have They Done to Your Daughters? 26th May 08

As you can see they have a fantastic range of releases and despite owning many of these films on other labels, I think I'll be trying to get my hands on Ratman, Phantom of Death and The Frightened Woman to begin with.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Indiana Jones Poster...and Dom DeLuise

Is it just me or does Ray Winstone look like Dom DeLuise? Is Captain Chaos really in this movie!

Rambo: On DVD May 27th

"Lionsgate Home Entertainment has confirmed the official street date for 1-disc ($29.95) and 2-disc special editions ($34.98) of Rambo which stars Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, and Graham McTavish. The latest chapter will be available to own from the 27th May. Each release will carry a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation, along with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track. The extra material has yet to be revealed for either release I'm afraid, although we can confirm that a digital copy of the film will be included on the 2-disc. A Blu-ray release will also be available for $39.99 with Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and DTS HD 7.1 tracks."


The Equalizer Arrives!

Finally got my Region 1 copy of The Equalizer: Season 1, and it's just as good as I remember! So here is a little interview with Edward Woodward from a recent UK show about TV tough guys!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Foreign Horror

Two upcoming Euro horror flicks have been catching my eye recently, the first being "[rec]" a Spanish shocker where a TV reporter follows a local fire crew to a building with an elderly inhabitant is trapped and it's only then that a high-pitched scream is heard and the broadcast gets bloody!


The 2nd movie is À l'Intérieur (Inside) starring the lovely Beatrice Dalle (Betty Blue) and Alysson Paradis who plays a pregnant woman whose life is destroyed by the death of her boyfriend in a car accident...things then go from bad to worse!


Boarding Gate: New Asia Argento Movie

New Asia Argento movie due out soon - not heard much about it, but it looks worth a watch!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Blue Underground go Blu-Ray!

Source: Blue Underground

"We are proud to announce that a number of high definition Blu-ray TM releases are in the works. We will have more information soon."

Great news, lets hope Suspiria or Profondo Rosso are on the way in Blu-Ray!