June 16, 2012

New UK release on Blu and DVD for 'The Night Porter'

Some good news for those of you in the UK, or for those with region-free players, and that is the release of the 1974 flick The Night Porter. Anchor Bay will be releasing the movie, which stars Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling, on both formats on July 30th.

June 15, 2012

Filthy Review - The Other Side

The Other Side (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

If you know me, you will know that I am a big fan of the short film medium and I try to check out as many as I can. I’ve been blessed in the fact that I have seen some really terrific examples from all corners of the planet; South America, Australia, Canada and Hungary, amongst many others, and of course the UK. It’s the UK I visit again for this 20 minute short, which I discovered after spying the quite wonderful artwork.

DVD release details for 'Here'

Strand Releasing take us to Armenia for their latest release, which is set to hit the streets on July 17th. Ben Foster and Lubna Azabal star in this film, directed by Braden King, about an American cartographer and an ex-pat photographer and their short relationship. Hopefully this will be another winner for Strand.

June 14, 2012

'Comic-con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope - Collectible DVD release details

Tell me this isn't cool! The Morgan Spurlock film Comic-con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope will be hitting DVD on July 10th from Wrekin Hill Entertainment, and it will be available in a couple of cool collectible packages. Full Details below.

June 13, 2012

'Exit Humanity' - New clips

To coincide with the DVD release of Exit Humanity on DVD next week, I have a couple of new clips to share with you. The DVD, which is the latest in the Bloody Disgusting Selects line of movies, is set to drop on June 19th. If you like what you see, I have one copy of the movie to giveaway here.

'The Bunny Game' Updated Blu-ray and DVD release details

[Please note the new release date]

Over the past few weeks I have previewed two of the teaser posters for the upcoming release of Adam Rehmeier's The Bunny Game (which I have added again below), now I have the Blu-ray/DVD artwork and disc details for you. Autonomy Pictures release this controversial movie, which was banned in the UK, on July 31st on Blu-ray and DVD, and the pre-order links are attached, so that you can get your grubby mitts on this movie.

Groundbreak Films take us to 'The Other Side'

The film poster is very much part of the marketing plan behind a movie; a good poster will draw you in regardless of whether you know anything about the film or not. Such is the case with the above terrific poster, by Graham Humphreys, for the UK short The Other Side. The art of the poster is slowly dying, yet there are some artists out there determined to keep them alive and kicking, and for that I applaud them. I'm done with boring, run of the mill one sheets that have never been without shouting distance of an artist, and hope to see more of this quality in the future. The Other Side is directed by The Santoro Brothers, and below you can check out the synopsis, some stills and the trailer. Looks good to me!

June 12, 2012

Well Go USA and Variance are ready to kick ass with 'Tai Chi O'

Well Go USA and Variance Films have teamed up to bring "the most awesome film ever made" to the big screen. Directed by Stephen Fung, Tai Chi O will hit theaters on October 26th.   Check out the press release below, which made me chuckle. Hell, any press release that has "Holy Crap" emblazoned across the top is a winner with me!

Filthy Giveaway - Exit Humanity DVD - Closed

Time for a new giveaway, folks! Am quite excited about this one, as I have been waiting for Exit Humanity since I first saw the trailer last year. Now, thanks to the good folk at Vivendi and The Collective I have one copy of the DVD, which is released on June 19th, to giveaway.

Well Go USA to drop a 'Cherry Bomb'

Set to drop on July 10th is Cherry Bomb, the latest release from Well Go USA, on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Directed by Kyle Day, the movie is described as an "explosive homage to Grindhouse and B-sexploitation movies". I don't know about you but I am certainly digging the artwork!

June 11, 2012

Filthy Review - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

Review by Jude Felton

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie is the big screen spin-off to the popular TV series which ran from 1988-1999. That being said you do not need to have watched the show to enjoy this spoof science fiction flick, it works well on its own and is completely daft. As far as party movies go this one is right up there.

'Dredd' is the law. New poster and stills

As a wee lad I loved the comic 2000AD, and in particular Judge Dredd. He was a bad ass, even though Judge Death was cooler. Anyway, on September 21st the new movie version will be hitting theaters and I have the new poster and a couple of stills to share with you. The film stars Karl Urban as Dredd and is directed by Pete Travis. Personally I am hoping that it will be a vast improvement on the 1995 Stallone vehicle.

June 10, 2012

Filthy Review - Accident

Accident (2009)

Review by Jude Felton

Soi Cheang’s 2006 movie Dog Bite Dog was a brutal and downbeat affair. It also happened to be a quite stunning movie and showed his talent behind the camera. Now, some 3 years or so after its original release, Shout! Factory has brought his 2009 movie Accident to the States. With it they bring a quite exceptional thriller that hinges on the lead performance of Louis Koo.

Filthy Review - In Darkness

In Darkness (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

In Darkness is an epic, yet incredibly intimate, film that tells the story of a thief in war-torn Lvov, Poland, who ends up helping a group of Jews who live in the sewers below the streets. It’s a film that will stick in your mind long after if finishes, with its themes of friendship, betrayal, mistrust, redemption and brutality.

Filthy Review - Countess Perverse

Countess Perverse (1973)

Review by Jude Felton

The title of a film can sometimes be enough to sell it you, and Countess Perverse is one of those films. Come on folks, what is not to draw you in? Ok, I will give you a little more. It’s a Jess Franco film, Lina Romay is in it, there’s more naked flesh than you can shake a stick at and there’s a healthy dose of cannibalism. Good enough for you? You might want to cast your eyes away from the scary 70s’ groin rugs, but aside from that we’re all good, right?

Filthy Review - Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

As a film fan I still get a twinge of excitement when Nicolas Cage makes a movie. I mean, this is the guy that starred in such wonderful movies as Rumble Fish, Wild at Heart and Face/Off. I still hope, in my heart of hearts, that one day he will return to the screen in a movie that delivers the way these films did. Alas, of late we have been subjected to films like The Wicker Man and Knowing. Granted he does throw out fun flicks like Drive Angry and Trespass was decent enough, but he seems to have gone off the boil. This seems to happen to Oscar winners; just look at Adrien Brody and Cuba Gooding Jr.