(1990/Cult Epics Blu-ray w/DVD)/Girls
(2017/Universal Blu-ray w/DVD)/God
(2017/Well Go Blu-ray w/DVD)/The
(2017/Warner Blu-ray w/DVD)/Innocent
(1992/Warner Archive Blu-ray)/The
Collection (2011 - 2016
Blu-ray Set)/The Sea Wolf
(1941/Warner Archive Blu-ray)/Sex
Murder Art: The Films Of Jorg Buttgereit
(1987 - 1993/Cult Epics Blu-ray Set)/Sniper:
Ultimate Kill (2017/Sony
(2003/Umbrella Import Blu-ray)
B & B-/B+ & B-/A- & B/B+ & B-/B+/A-/B/B/B/B-/B
Sound: B & B-/B & B-/B+ & B-/B+ &
B-/B+/B/B/B-/B/B-/C+ Extras: C+/A/C/B/C/B/B/C/B/D/B Films:
Murder Art: The Films Of Jorg Buttgereit
Cult Epics Blu-ray set has been issued in two versions, including one
with a booklet limited to only 500 copies. The Tokyo
Import Blu-ray is now only available from our friends at Umbrella
Entertainment in Australia and can play on all Blu-ray players, while
Blu-rays are now only available from Warner Bros. through their
Warner Archive series. All can be ordered from the links below.
a bunch of new titles, mostly sex, action, some comedy and horror to
go with Halloween 2017, but all are worth knowing about, no matter
how weird or graphic...
odd yet romantic film by Marco Ferreri (La
(1990, aka La
is an Italian language love story presented in this new deluxe
edition that showcases the film in a newly restored HD print.
for the Palme d'Or Award at Cannes upon its initial release, the film
explores the subjects of sex, lust, loneliness, and the human
condition as it tells the story of a piano player and his muse.
Finding her in the nightclub where he plays, she quickly helps him
get over his failed marriage and estranged children. However intense
the love begins, it soon starts to fizzle as the film is an
interesting and realistic look at falling in both love and lust.
film stars Sergio Castellitto, Philippe Leotard, Elena Wiedermann,
Salvatore Esposito and Francesca Dellera.
1080p transfer with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.72:1 (original
aspect ratio is 1.85:1) is pretty sharp and clear for the most part,
however, some scenes do have some film artifacts, scratches, and
grain due to the age of the print. The DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1
lossless track in its original Italian language track is crystal
clear with English subs. A standard definition DVD is also included
with a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo mixes and compressed,
if anamorphically enhanced image.
with Marco Ferreri, Francesca Dellera, and Sergio Castellitto
Film Festival 1991
you're a fan of foreign films, see it!
overworked (and-over-the-hill) life long friends/moms decide they
want to get the band back together to remember the good old days when
they were once known as the 'Flossy Posse'. So the girls decide to
get together again for one last huzzah in New Orleans and have the
ultimate girls night out where anything can happen and there are no
rules in Malcolm D. Lee's Girls
Sasha, Lisa and Dina are successful black women, but they feel like
they have been missing something. Ryan keynote speaker and she and
her husband is a TV power couple, but then she finds out her husband
has been cheating on her. Sasha blogger for a celebrity gossip site.
Lisa is a (repressed) single mother and Dina is still the
irresponsible party animal, but after 20 years and a cheating
husband, they go out to New Orleans to make up for all the girl talk,
wild parties and fun they missed out over they years, getting drunk,
getting high and getting laid. When her husband's affairs become
public, can the girls pull together to help each other one last time?
was a comedy movie about friendship and girlfriends, it was like the
with Black women instead and mixed female empowerment. It was filled
with dirty and raunchy jokes that only girls can say to each other
(without getting sued for sexual harassment) on how friendship, true
friendship can hold together through anything. This is a big screen
reunion for Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah from their
longer ago than we'd like to remember, joined by Regina Hall, Tiffany
Haddish, Larenz Tate and Deborah Ayorinde. Casting is a plus for the
1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image and DTS-HD MA (Master
Audio) 5.1 lossless track on the Blu-ray is about as good as this is
ever going to look and sound, so the standard definition,
anamorphically enhanced DVD with lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 sound is
only so watchable. Extras include deleted scenes, outtakes, planning
the trip, outrageous moments, essence of NOLA, extended performance
by Ne-Yo, commentary and trailers.
the 16th Century, China was plagued with Japanese pirates all along
the coast line, attacking villages and plundering everything. After
months of trying to stop them General Yu (Sammo Hung) recruits a new
young general, Qi Jiguang. Out numbered 5 to 1, General Qi must
train now train his own ragtag army to defeat an army of 20,000 with
his 3,000 in Gordon Chan's God
Qi is a bright new upcoming general for the Empire. His success is
due to his studies of new tactics and the improvement of weapons and
armor. While older generals continue to order men charging forward
in battle (and get more men killed), Qi takes into consideration
condition, timing and tactics. Qi trains his new army with hard
work, courage and wisdom in order survive and overcome greater odds.
And while other generals care for glory, honor and power, General Qi
teaches them to stay alive, care for one another and family. But
pirates don't care for tactics and strategy (and fight dirty), will
General Qi and his new army be ready in time to stop invading
was a historical fictional movie with martial arts and epic battles.
It is story of how even on the battlefield, using tactics and
strategy can help overcome incredible odds and win. It is also about
leaders who care about those under them are far more honorable (and
useful) than those who care about winning political points.
1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image and DTS: X 11.1 mix
(DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 7.1 lossless core track for older systems)
on the Blu-ray here too looks as good as this is ever going to look
and sound unless Well Go issues it in a 4K 2160p disc, making it one
of their best Blu-ray playback performers to date. The standard
definition, anamorphically enhanced DVD with lossy Dolby Digital 5.1
sound are a letdown, but more here with so much action throughout.
Extras include a making of the movie featurette and trailers.
new comedy The
(2017), starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, plays out like a bad
skit that is way longer than it should be. The film starts out with
a date rape joke, which infuriated a lot of critics but it's only the
tip of the iceberg, as most of the humor is based upon characters who
try to act like they are who they swear they aren't and doing what
they swear they're not doing. Some of it works but most of it
doesn't as this comedy was obviously loosely scripted and mostly
improvised on the set with the actors simply trying too hard to be
funny. It's a shame because both Farrell and Poehler are obviously
trying, but there's only so much that they have to work with.
also stars Allison Tolman, Jason Mantzoukas, Steve Zissis, Michaela
Watkins, and Andrea Savage. The film is directed by Andrew Jay Cohen
middle-aged parents (Ferrell and Poehler) are having empty nest
syndrome when their Daughter goes off to college. Part mid-life
crisis and part stupidity, the couple end up creating a casino in
their basement in an effort to pay for their daughter's education.
Along the way, they take advice from their screwball gambler friend
Frank (Mantzoukas) who leads them from one bad decision to the next.
Soon, the parents in the town end up attending the 'house casino' and
start doing drugs and getting out of hand as Ferrell grows more and
more like a mob boss every day.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2:39.1 and
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit), the
presentation is fine for a comedy with bright vivid colors and
natural colors that aren't too stylized. Also included is a standard
definition DVD with an anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1
and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track. While compressed and not as
detailed as the Blu-ray, the film looks fine for the format. Also
included is a digital UV copy.
The House: Playing with a Loaded Deck
If You Build The House They Will Come
isn't very funny or recommendable. Definitely a one-timer.
John Landis found a nice balance of horror and comedy with the cult
American Werewolf in London
(1981, reviewed elsewhere on this site), and tried to match that same
tone with Innocent
(1992), a fun and sexy Vampire flick set in early 1990s Pittsburgh.
Mixing the Vampire genre with the Mob genre is an unusual choice for
Landis but it oddly works here for the most part. It's also one of
the least talked about films in Landis' mixed career of hits and
misses, that is definitely worth checking out again.
stars Anne Parillaud (who played Nikita in Luc Besson's classic La
as Marie, a sexy Vamp that roams the cities at night thirsty for
human blood. Her latest craving has been 'Italian', which just so
happens to be members of the Mob lead by Sallie The Shark (the late
Robert Loggia). Once Sallie tries to take sexual advantage over
Marie, she kills him out of self defense, making her more desirable
to the Mob than ever. Soon after this incident, she unexpectedly
falls for a Policeman (Anthony LaPaglia), who may be her only defense
against the relentless clan of goons hot on her trail. More madness
is added to the mix once Sallie comes back from the dead with a
cannibalistic appetite of his own. As Sal grows more and more
powerful, he soon starts killing and regenerating his associates.
Now the Mob are more powerful than ever but can Marie stop them
before its too late?
film also stars David Proval, Chazz Palminteri, Angela Bassett, the
late Don Rickles, and Kim Coates (Resident
There's also fun blink and you'll miss 'em cameos by horror (and
film) icons Sam Raimi (The
Dario Argento (Suspiria),
Frank Oz (Star
the late and great Forest J. Ackerman (Famous
Monsters of Filmland
Magazine), and Tom Savini (Makeup FX master and legend).
Effects by Hollywood great Steve Johnson (Ghostbusters,
Trouble in Little China)
are also a highlight in the film with a vamp that isn't afraid to get
bloody with red glowing eyes and very animalistic actions. Of
course, this was made before the rise of digital effects so
everything here is mainly practical, making it all the more
impressive. There's plenty of shout outs to classic horror movies
too (usually playing in the background of a scene on a TV), such as
Hammer's Dracula with Christopher Lee and some of the original
Universal Monsters Films.
shot in 35mm, this new HD restoration of Innocent
looks gorgeous on 1080p Blu-ray disc. With a widescreen aspect ratio
of 1.78:1 (original aspect ratio of 1.85:1) and a great sounding
English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo lossless track with Pro
Logic surrounds, the presentation obviously bests previous editions
of the film on lesser formats. Most of the film takes place during
the night, and these scenes are all exposed nicely and never without
plenty of detail. The score from Ira Newborn also fits the tone of
the film well and is worth seeking to hear out on its own.
only extra is a Trailer, which is a shame as there wasn't any
retrospective interviews with John Landis or others. Still, this is
a fun film that's definitely worth revisiting on the Blu-ray format.
you could take a trip perhaps to another world, another time would
you? Deep within the French Pyrenees there is said to be perhaps a
gateway known as 'The Zone' in an old castle that is said to have a
portal to another dimension. While there is no real scientific
proof, it is said a place where old magic is still alive and legends
are reborn ...and only those who have experienced it will believe in
Richard Stanley's The
the centuries have passed and the people are gone, but Castle
Montsegur was said to be a place where occult science was once
practiced by the ancient alchemists. Built on the principals of
occult science at highest peak it is surrounded by other mountains
and monasteries, creating strange magnetic fields around Montsegur.
During the lunar eclipses and summer solstice witness have claimed to
have seen a beautiful woman dressed in white walking it's halls.
People have walked there have claim to felt strange energy, lost time
and seen and even been to places that couldn't have exist. Many
legend tells of unsolved mysteries surrounding the place (and also a
possible resting place of the Holy Grail). Perhaps at the center of
the magnetic fields it causes people to see things, experience
phenomenons science has yet to explain.
was a well made film putting together beautiful scenery with mystical
background music, but unfortunately the interviewee are from people
who believe in the occult and look like if they have been 'touched'
(on some kind of hallucinogen). And while there ARE mysteries
science has yet to explain or understand, it is considered a mystery
when the ancient people did something beyond the realm of common
knowledge and sense.
1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image and DTS-HD MA (Master
Audio) 5.1 lossless track are fine through, so playback is never an
issue. Extras include making of the film, deleted scenes and
(2011 - 2016 Blu-ray Set)
Sh#t The Movie
Curse of Dr. Wolfenstein
Gore is a fairly new label launched by Nico B from acclaimed label
Cult Epics. The first four films to be released are available here
in this set are all extreme horror films that wouldn't dare play in
most theaters in the US. All of them made within the past few years
(the oldest one being Masks
from 2011), these films aren't to well known but most American
fans but should be as they are all nicely produced and interesting
Sh#t The Movie
a page from John Carpenter's Halloween
in its intro and influenced by other films in the franchise that
started back in 1989. Luigi Pastore's Violent
Sh#t The Movie
marks the return of steel masked slasher villain Karl the Butcher,
who is a mix of something between Jason, Michael Myers, and
the Butcher's favorite past time is mutilating the bodies of his
victims by cutting off their arms, heads, and legs - leaving a
mangled torso behind. Pushing the film forward is a great soundtrack
by Goblin, which was included in the single release of the film from
ReelGore and (sadly) not included here. This was the first title
that the newly established Reel Gore released back in 2015 as
launched by Nico B from acclaimed label Cult Epics.
film stars Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Antonio Zequila, Michela
Foresta, Vincenzo Pezzopane, and Steve Aquilina. The film takes
place in Rome, where a series of grizzly murders start adding up.
Similar to Amsterdamned
(reviewed elsewhere on this site) and many films by Italian Horror
Maestro Dario Argento (Suspiria),
the film uses the 'Detective following the crime' storyline as the
killer is always one step ahead of the Police. Throwing in a B-plot
about Political corruption, the film succeeds in its moments of gore
but doesn't bring too much else noteworthy to the table.
film sports a 1080p high definition image with a widescreen aspect
ratio of 1.78:1 and several different audio tracks in dubbed English
and German DTS-HD 5.1 (with English Subtitles) and lossy Dolby
Digital 2.0 tracks. Shot on HD, the film is a bit grainy in places
but overall a surprisingly well shot and put together film. I was
expected some of the Z-grade video quality of earlier installments of
the franchise but when I first saw it.
they Movie by Director Luigi Pastore
History of Violent Sh#t - Interview with Producer Steve Aquilina
to Lilli Carati - The Last Interview
with cast members Vincenzo Pezzopane, Michela Foresta, Daniela
Ciccone, and Erika Kamese
of Stars - Interviews with cast members Giovanni Lombardo Radice,
Antonio Zequila, producer Steve Aquilina, and director Luigi Pastore
and Slides Show
my recent review of the Violent
which was recently released by Synapse, and covers films in the
series from 1989 - 1991.
weakest entry in the set, The
(2011) is a slasher film that tries hard to create another Jason or
Leatherface-type iconic character named Marcus Miller but fails
pretty bad. While masked and comfortable using weapons of all shapes
and sizes, Miller is just your run of the mill slasher and has an
affected voice like Bane from the Dark
films. Ripped off of all of the greats (he even stalks his estranged
sister like Michael Myers), the film isn't very intelligent or scary
at all. Aided by a hardcore metal-head soundtrack that dominates the
tone of the film and makes it feel less menacing. This misfire
almost seems to be begging its audience for a franchise instead of
standing on its own.
Miller is a serial killer whom abducts and tortures his sister
Audrey. As the torturing commences and many lives are lost, the
sister proves that she has a spark of killer in herself. The more we
learn about this girl, the more we wonder which Miller is the most
dangerous... but who (if anyone) will survive?
film stars Diane Foster, David Backus, Matt Farnsworth, Margot White,
Ivan Martin, and Mike Doyle. It's also directed by Matt Farnsworth,
who also did the Serial Killer Biopic Gacy and oddly enough, got his
start working on a few episodes of the G-rated TV series 7th
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and
an English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless track, this low
budget gore-flick looks as good as it can on Blu-ray, with little to
be desired considering the nature of the content.
The Murder - Exclusive Video Diary
Curse of Dr. Wolfenstein
a page out of Rob Zombie's book, The
Curse of Wolfenstein
is a crazy German slasher that was definitely inspired by The
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
films. It's quickly clear that the German censors let a lot more fly
as this time is ten times as brutal as those films and is sure to
gross you out at least once.
plot is pretty simple: a group of wild teens just want to party and
have sex on a vacation away... but they soon encounter the evil Dr.
Victor Wolfenstein whose an 80-year-old psycho maniac of the highest
caliber. In an attempt to create a vaccine that will make him
immortal and cure his horribly infected his body with a flesh-rotting
form of necrosis. As the Doctor's limbs literally fell apart, he
tries replacing them the only way he knows how: by crudely severing
arms and legs of the local villagers. This also has a side effect of
revenge, as these are the same local villagers that captured him and
buried him alive for his crimes. In present day, five teenagers plan
to attend an out of town rave that goes awry, and end up stranded in
the village where the Mad Doctor wakes up and gets back to what he
film is presented on 1080p Blu-ray disc with a widescreen aspect
ratio of 1.78:1 and a German DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1
that sounds pretty great. The digitally-shot film has some
interesting locations that are natural looking in the film and not
too over stylized.
Marschall's film is a mix of Suspiria,
surrealism, and Italian horror as it centers around a gorgeous blonde
named Stella who attends an acting school in Berlin that is
threatened by a creepy killer that likes to kill with scissors. With
the plot behind VERY similar (or we will say 'inspired by' Dario
(which is a must see if you haven't seen it, reviewed elsewhere on
this site), the film centers around the 'school world' and the
'killer world' and what happened when those two worlds meet.
out that this Private Acting School also holds a dark secret, as it's
been rumored that the school's founder practiced a unique style of
learning that involves murder and pushing the students to the mental
limit. As Stella starts to see weird things (including Clown faces),
she soon starts to fear for her life as it and everyone she knows
becomes a potential victim.
film stars Michael Balaun, Lucyna Bialy, Lisa Blaschke, Franziska
Breite, and Zübeyde Bulut.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1,
the film has a dominant yellow tint to it with many scenes, including
daytime exteriors rich in that tint. The sound mix is in German
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless surround and is pretty
intricate. No dubbed version on this release though surprisingly.
The film was released on DVD prior to this release and, while I
haven't seen it, I can only speculate that this is the stronger
version. The theme, which is a haunting guitar solo, helps lend that
Goblin vibe during creepy moments.
the Scenes Featurette
the individual release, the soundtrack CD for the film was included
as well as a nice 24-page booklet in its first release. However, the
disc looks great and is packed with a good bit of material.
story short, if you get this set you'll get the same discs as the
individual releases but you won't get the limited edition packaging,
soundtracks, or insert booklets.
was pleasantly surprised by this Blu-ray set and found these films to
be oddly complimentary to one another despite their differences. The
horror genre hasn't been too original or interesting lately with many
reboots and remakes of '80s franchises coming back. At least these
films (with the exception of Violent
are making original horror flicks that aren't afraid to show some
skin and buckets of blood, just like the good old days.
Curtiz's 1941 adaptation of Jack London's The
might never be the book, but it is a really good film with a great
cast and Warner Bros. Studios in great form. Edward G. Robinson is
the thankless captain of a ship that some have been shanghaied
(kidnapped and forced to serve on) including a young man (John
Garfield) who has no idea what he is in for. Ida Lupino is great as
a woman running from authorities after escaping a place she does not
want to be. Add a solid supporting cast that includes Alexander
Knox, Gene Lockhart and Barry Fitzgerald, along with a full-sized
ship mockup on a Warner set loaded with plenty of gallons of water
from their water tower and that's a movie!!!
this is well written ans seeing it for the first time in eons and the
first time ever in its full 100 minutes, you can see how ambitious
and usually successful it is, especially for its age. It may have
gotten lost in the success (I won't say pool) of similar ocean-bound
dramas, but it also shows the amazing talent the studio had working
for them (read the credits and you'll recognize more than a few names
on their way to greater success) and it is a film everyone should
again it will not be available in stores, but from the Warner Archive
website, so see more at the end of these reviews. In the meantime, a
restored cut means excellent playback on all home theater systems.
1080p 1.33 X 1 black & white digital High Definition image
transfer can show the age of the materials used, but the added
materials to make this version the longest yet look good and this is
easily superior to all previous releases of the film. The DTS-HD MA
(Master Audio) 2.0 Mono lossless sound is also surprising and the
combination is very watchable and enjoyable. Extras include an
Original Theatrical Trailer and later-produced half-hour radio drama
adaptation with Robinson that sounds great. For serious radio drama
fans used to vinyl records, 8-tracks, cassette tapes, MP3s and hit or
miss CDs of such materials, this is also in lossless DTS-HD MA
(Master Audio) 2.0 Mono and proves the fidelity of such dramas can
sound even better than most are used to. Its a pleasant surprise
Murder Art: The Films Of Jorg Buttgereit
(1987 - 1993/Cult Epics Blu-ray Set)
(1987) / Nekromantik
Epics presents Sex
Murder Art: The Films of Jorg Buttgereit,
a collection of the German filmmakers key four sexually explicit
underground horror films; the necrophilia classics Nekromantik
the death and suicide anthology Der Todesking (The
and the serial killer film Schramm.
None of these films are for the faint of heart or those who don't
like their movies too extreme. However, if you're a hardcore gore
fan, these are must haves for the collection.
(1987) / Nekromantik
(1991) / The
(1990) / Schramm
as the Citizen
of Necrophelia movies (yes, this sub genre exists in the world of
Horror Clinema), is Buttgereit's Nekromantik
(1987) and its sequel Nekromantik
(1991). Starting out a little similar to Tim Burton's Beetlejuice,
in that a couple in love end up dying in a deadly car accident, the
film quickly takes a morbid turn in a film that you have to see to
believe as the man (Daktari Lorenz) brings home a decomposing corpse
for his girlfriend and ...you can guess what's next. There's also a
second disc with supplemental material as well.
second film was infinitely seized by authorities in Munich shortly
after its release back in 1991, an action which had taken place there
since the Nazi era. Which sort of gives you a background of what
atrocities you're in for. Switching the main character to a female
nurse this time, the woman tries to hide her necrophilia desires from
her new boyfriend but still has pieces of her last lover lying around
for private time.
films are presented in standard definition with full frame aspect
ratios and lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks. The films were shot on
ultra low budgets so the quickly has a sort of experimental/grainy
look to it that adds to the effect of what it's aiming for. Part art
film, part porn, and just plain disgusting, these films are certainly
aimed at a select audience.
is an experimental film that (third of a trilogy), much like the ABCs
focuses on different examples of suicide, death, and murder though
here it is categorized by days of the week instead of letters of the
alphabet. The film has no reoccurring or main characters, a
non-narrative plot line, and outrageously grotesque scenarios. The
only thing that connects the pieces together is the vision of a
rotting corpse that grows more and more rotten as the film goes
I can see some artistic purists gloating about the 'brilliance' of
this production, I found it to be ineffective and dumb. Even being a
fan of David Lynch and Andy Warhol, this film felt to be more
violence for the sake of violence. Maybe that's the point?
be swayed by my opinion if you are interested in the film though and
this really is a nice release and is packed with extras, a high
definition presentation, and a collectible postcard for the
feature-length documentary included.
A man comes home, phones his boss to resign from his job, writes
mysterious letters, cleans his apartment & swallows poison in his
bathtub. His death is simultaneous with the death of his fish, the
only being that was close to him.
A man rents a film in a video store, a movie in which Nazi soldiers
are torturing a prisoner. When the young man's girlfriend comes home,
she yells at him until he shoots her. He then places a picture frame
over the place on the wall where her brain matter was splattered.
This whole episode is being shown on a TV screen in a room where
somebody has been hanged.
A man and a girl meet in a park in the pouring rain. The man tells
the girl about his disastrous sex life with his wife which led to him
killing her. The girl pulls out a gun to kill him, but the man takes
it from her and shoots himself.
A motorway bridge somewhere in Germany, superimposed by the names,
ages & occupations of the people who have jumped from it.
A woman, alone in her apartment, is observing a young, seemingly
happy couple in the neighborhood. She spies on them and finds a
chain letter in front of her door, urging her to kill herself.
Obviously everybody in the house got the letter. She ignores it,
eats chocolates and falls asleep, dreaming of surprising her parents
when they make love. The camera shows the young couple, dead on
their bed. This one, I just kept picturing Dr. Evil from Austin
Powers saying 'riiighttt.'
A young woman, equipped with a camera and a gun, kills several people
in the audience of a rock concert & records it on film, until
someone kills her. This hits a little close to home for most
Americans as shootouts are not uncommon, this adds to this one being
disturbing. What joy do these criminals get out of pointless death?
Goes over my head.
A man, alone on his bed, is crying and banging his head over and
over, violently against the wall, until he succumbs to brain damage.
I felt that this was a lackluster and kind of dumb way to end the
film but, hey, it's experimental.
in standard definition with a full frame 1.33:1 and a lossy Dolby
Digital 5.1 track, the film looks as good as to be expected on DVD.
However, there is a Blu-ray edition out that looks a lot better.
his unique visual storytelling skills, this intense look at the life
of a serial killer named Lothar Schramm who lies dying in his own
blood and haunted by the unspeakable flashbacks of his life.
Wrestling with themes of paranoia, self-harm and rejection the film
is a trip into the mind of a Borderline Personality Disorder
film is also presented in standard definition with a full frame
aspect ratio and a lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 track. The lower
definition, much like the others in the set, brings a degraded feel
to the film.
discs are packed with extras, which include:
Director's Approved HD Transfers
versions of Nekromantik
Introductions for each film by Jorg Buttgereit
with Jorg Buttgereit
Corpse F#cking Art
films; Hot Love, A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein, Horror
Heaven, Bloody Excess in the Leaders Bunker, My Father
Video by Jorg Buttgereit; Half Girl - Lemmy I'm a Feminist
Motion Picture Soundtracks
Concert of Nekromantik 2
Exclusive new art design by Silver Ferox
Exclusive 40-page perfect-bind booklet with Interviews &
exclusive photos (first 500 copies only)
(2017) is the latest, horrid installment of the extremely tangential,
highly unconnected series if Sniper
films that is war porn's answer to the XXX hardcore Emmanuel
sex films from the 1970s, but not as smart or interesting. This
time, poor Tom Berenger (looking like a KGB double for Richard
Dreyfus!!!) leading two other soldiers (Chad Michael Collins and
Billy Zane, who deserves much better) are heading to Columbia to take
out the head of a drug cartel... Continue when you stop laughing.
Garcia is the local 'special agent' who will help them on their
mission that is about as realistic as oil and water mixing. Joe
Lando also shows up in this awful, goofy mess from people who
obviously missed the first few seasons of Narcos
and anything else nearly as good. At a long, long, loooonnnnggg 93
minutes, how the actors got through it all without busting a gut
rolling on the floor laughing is commendable and shows their highly
professional skills in the industry, but this is just inexcusable bad
and it is one of the worst straight-to-video torture tests we've
endured in a while. Avoid it at all costs!
1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer is styled down,
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix is harsher than it needs to
be and is inconsistent. There are thankfully no extras.
Christmas Eve in Tokyo, three homeless people finds an abandoned baby
in a trash on their daily routine search for food. Gin, Hana, and
Miyuki are then taken on a epic mission all over Tokyo in search of
finding and reunited the baby to it's parents. Along the way, they
meet gangsters, policemen, hitmen and taxi cab drivers who all become
part of their tale to help reunite parent and child in Satoshi Kon &
Shogo Furuya's animated Tokyo
Hana and Miyuki are three homeless people living together in the back
allies of Tokyo. After finding a baby (which they name Kiyoko) they
are faced with the moral dilemma of what to do with the child. As
they search for the baby's parents they keep running into one trouble
after the another. Gin is an alcoholic and left his family after he
fell into debt from gambling. Hana is former hostess drag queen who
fell onto hard times. And Miyuki ran away from home after she got
into a fight with her father and stabbed him ...but all that is set
aside when they discover baby Kiyoko.
they search for Kiyoko's parents, they end up being chased by
gangsters, policemen and taxi cab drivers and all the meanwhile
taking care of the baby. When they thought they finally found
Kiyoko's mother, she turns out to be a kidnapper who wants to commit
suicide after her husband left her. Gin, Hana and Miyuki will have
use all their wits and skills to rescue and return Kiyoko, and prove
that even the homeless can make miracles.
was a comical, tongue-in-cheek movie. It is about a group of miss
matched homeless nobodies who are able to set aside their own
differences to (somehow) help an innocent child. Throughout the film
as you learn more about each character's backstory they face their
own fears, demons and problems. In the end, they help remind you of
what is truly precious in life ...family.
1080p 1.85 X 1 digital High Definition image and DTS-HD MA (Master
Audio) 5.1 lossless mix are not bad, but I thought the sound was a
bit lacking, especially versus the image playback. Extras include
behind the scenes featurette, Making of Tokyo Godfathers featurette,
sound and art gallery, interview with music director and trailers.
Umbrella import Blu-ray, go to this link fr it and other hard-to-find
to order either of the Warner Archive Blu-rays Innocent
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Nicholas Sheffo (Sea,