Friday the 13th will be celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this may.
Sadly no new movies under the Friday the 13th umbrella can be made until the current legal situation is resolved, however that doesn’t mean Paramount isn’t celebrating the 40th anniversary of this iconic slasher franchise starter.
Prepare to shout Geronimo! The Blu-ray steelbook of Series Five has been released today (Monday 10th February 2020), featuring new and exclusive artwork.
Series Five welcomed the arrival of Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Karen Gillan as his new friend, Amy Pond. Continue reading
Written, directed, edited by and starring Kevin Smith – ‘rebooting’ his 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back; Smith has described Jay & Silent Bob Reboot as “literally the same fuсking movie all over again”. It is the seventh film in the View Askewniverse. The film also stars Jason Mewes, Harley Quinn Smith and features many cameos including Jason Lee, Brian O’Halloran, Ben Affleck , Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon. The film is now out on DVD, BluRay and VOD in UK – including this exclusive limited edition Blu-Ray release from HMV (Region 2 UK release).
Kevin Smith‘s latest release Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is now available on VOD and Pre Order in the USA with a release date of January 21st 2020. A BluRay/DVD release from Lionsgate is also expected on this date.
Written, directed, edited and starring Kevin Smith – referring to his 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Smith has described the film as “literally the same fuсking movie all over again”.
Doctor Who: The Collection’ returns with Season 10, featuring Jon Pertwee as the iconic Time Lord.
All 26 episodes have been newly restored for Blu-ray and packed with hours of new and existing bonus material.
Horror Month – June 2015
Loved by horror geeks universally; a special edition DVD or Blu-Ray release. The appeal comes equally from the packing, presentation, special features & promotional items that are included with the set. These range from well designed standard jewel cases all the way to through to full-blown promotional sets. Here I examine a few such sets from my own collection and elsewhere.
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria [Blu-ray] – Region A
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the films release Dark Sky Films proudly presents THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in an all-new 4k digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by Tobe Hooper. Get ready to experience fear in a whole new way. Continue reading
Horror Month – June 2015
We spoke with horror circuit legend Sean Clark.
Sean has turned being a horror fan into a full time career. As a talent agent he represents many of the biggest names in Horror for appearances/conventions. He is also an accomplished producer/writer. He produced many of the additional special features and featurettes included in the Scream Factory/Anchor Bay special edition box set Halloween Complete Collection including a specially filmed documentary with Jamie Lee Curtis.
In 2009 he co-wrote the film ‘The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond‘ which starred Danielle Harris & Robert Patrick. He produces his own series ‘Horrors Hallowed Grounds‘ where he revisits iconic Horror locations from films such as Halloween & A Nightmare On Street and also contributes to HorrorHound magazine.
“….It just started as a hobby. I went out searching for the locations from the original Halloween and when I happened upon my very first location it was like visiting a childhood home”
101 Films have released this classic film from Jean-Claude Van Damme and director Sheldon Lettich (Writer -Rambo III) on Blu-Ray in the UK for the first time as part of their ‘Cult Classics’ collection .
Upon receiving news that his brother in Los Angeles is seriously injured, Lyon Gaultier (Van Damme) deserts the French Foreign Legion from a remote outpost in North Africa. Fleeing from two of the Legion’s security force who have orders to bring him back at any cost, Lyon reluctantly turns to the illegal, bare-knuckles underground fighting circuit to raise the money he needs to help his brother’s family.
This story of the conflicted fighter who is expected to throw a fight is nothing new in Cinema; these stories have been told many times. The foreign legion element is the only thing that is new here; but not that new. Released in 1990, this film seems like a hang-over from the 80s. And as if we needed it pointing out, the largely distracting music cues that burst in at various times make this abundantly clear. Is this really necessary? The cinematography really dates this film as-well, shot like a wannabe Rocky.
Written by Lewis Mainwaring
This Limited Edition (Nov 2013) release by Arrow Films (10,000 copies) of the 1986 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is the sequel to the 1974 iconic movie The Texas chainsaw Massacre.
Tagged lined ‘The Buzz is Back’ this second installment of the franchise sees the Sawyer clan relocated from their family home and on a killing spree in an abandoned amusement park.
The original film poster is a parody of the 1985 film The Breakfast Club.
Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface (Bill Johnson) is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top (Bill Moseley). This time, the masked serial killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita “Stretch” Brock (Caroline Williams), who teams up with Texas law-man Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair.
Day of the Dead is widely regarded as the third installment in George A. Romero‘s seminal zombie series; following Night of the Living Dead (1968) & Dawn of the Dead (1978).
This Limited Edition Steel-book release from Arrow Films Video is a re-hash of their 25th Anniversary edition Blu-Ray release; the special features included here are the same.