Archive for 'DVD Reviews'

Scorpion is the New Orange

Scorpion is the New Orange

UK-based film distributor Arrow Video (US office in Pottstown PA!) has done a wonderful thing. Thanks to their Criterion level treatment and design, the beloved and reviled Female Prisoner Scorpion film series is now unleashed upon [...]

NEW WORLD (Shinsekai Story) – Review

NEW WORLD (Shinsekai Story) – Review

Young Beijinger Coco is used to certain kind of lifestyle. Though she first comes across like a brat it becomes clear that she is tired of rich idleness and her wealthy boyfriend Jimmy’s constant distraction by [...]

SANGUIVOROUS – Review

SANGUIVOROUS – Review

Tidepoint Films is a daring and diverse distributor. Recently relocated to Philadelphia, Tidepoint brings with it a bevy of challenging underrepresented Asian cinema to the North American market. No exception is Naoki Yoshimoto’s experimental horror film [...]

<i>Hard Romanticker</i> DVD review

Hard Romanticker DVD review

Hard Romanticker premiered in the US at the Japan Society of New York back in July, but Philly’s own Artsploitation Films brings it into your homes with a DVD and VOD release. Their edition is a [...]

SINedelphia 2012: <i>Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues from Hell</i> DVD review

SINedelphia 2012: Celluloid Bloodbath: More Prevues from Hell DVD review

Celluloid Bloodbath, the sequel to 1987’s Mad Ron’s Prevues from Hell, is a collection of more than 60 classic grindhouse trailers organized by theme and interspersed with interviews from various horror-related parties.  The trailers range from [...]

<i>Deer Crossing</i> DVD review

Deer Crossing DVD review

Deer Crossing centers on retired detective Derrick Stanswood (Christopher Mann, The Wire) who is called by a successful doctor about an unsolved case involving his wife Maggie and their son Cole. Chasing after loose ends in [...]

<i>The Bunny Game</i> Blu-ray Review

The Bunny Game Blu-ray Review

I don’t get why this movie was banned in the U.K.  It was extremely boring and not nearly as depraved as I had thought it would be.  If you’re looking to watch some exploitative torture movie [...]

<i>Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except</i> Blu-ray review

Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except Blu-ray review

Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except or Stryker’s War started its life as a 50-minute 8mm short film starring Bruce Campbell and Sam Rami. Director Josh Becker pitched the idea for the short and collaborated on the [...]

<i>Countess Perverse</i> DVD review

Countess Perverse DVD review

Countess Perverse is classic Jess Franco Eurosleaze and one of the 11 films he completed in 1973. The film riffs off the human hunting classic The Most Dangerous Game but adds swingers, plenty of threesomes and [...]

<i>We Need to Talk About Kevin</i> Blu-ray review

We Need to Talk About Kevin Blu-ray review

I’ve gone on and on about Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, easily one of the best films of 2011.  Well it’s now on Blu-ray/DVD courtesy of Oscilloscope, let’s take a quick look at [...]

<i>The Girl in Room 2A</i> DVD review

The Girl in Room 2A DVD review

Following their release of Don’t Open Till Christmas, Mondo Macabro continue to hail sleaze-meister Dick Randall as a Corman-esque uber-producer with the DVD debut of 1974’s The Girl in Room 2A.  An Italian production directed by [...]