August 11, 2012

'Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection' coming soon

Expected to hit the street in late Fall is the complete soundtrack collection from the original Star Trek series. I loved this show growing up (wasn't so keen on The Next Generation, or the other shows) and this looks like it will be a hell of a collector's set. It is due to be released with 15 CD's , a 100 page booklet and will feature all the music from the shows which ran between 1966-69. It will be a limited release, but no official number has yet been announced. More info, plus a Behind the Scenes video below.

August 10, 2012

Get ready for 'The Guy Knows Everything'

Some time back I reviewed the short film Simone, from director Joops Fragale, this was then followed up by Date Night. Now 386 Films are back with The Guy Knows Everything. Synopsis below, and more news when I get it. In the meantime, you can check 386 Films Facebook page, where you can find an extensive picture diary.  386 Films Facebook.

'Dragon Wasps' Discovery clip

Hitting DVD on September 24th from Chelsea Films (in the UK) is Dragon Wasps, and I have a new clip to share with you which you can check out after the break. These buggers look huge!

'Greystone Park' New trailer and stills

Not so long ago I brought you news on the upcoming film, Greystone Park, which is directed by Sean Stone (yes, the son of Oliver). Now, I've got the trailer, a barrel-load of stills and as you can see above, the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack artwork. The film is due for release on October 16th from Xlarator Media.

August 8, 2012

Filthy Review - 'Combat Shock'

Combat Shock (1986)

Review by Jude Felton

When you think of Troma’s movies, aside from thinking they are low-budget affairs, you may well think about the fact that most of them have a somewhat comedic element to them. This certainly rings true of most of Troma’s in-house productions. The movies they acquire though can quite often be a completely different kettle of fish and none more so than Buddy Giovinazzo’s Combat Shock. There is not one ounce of humor in this deeply dark and depressing slice of hell.

Filthy Review - 'Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt'

Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

When I think of Tom Selleck, the Hawaii-based Magnum PI still comes to mind, such was the impact of that show. That being said, Selleck has appeared in many films and TV shows since (am still a big fan of An Innocent Man), the Jesse Stone series of films being one of the more recent. Based on the novels by Robert B. Parker, the Jesse Stone films are now on their 8th installment with Benefit of the Doubt, and this is my introduction to the series.

August 7, 2012

'Basket Case 3' coming from Synapse

On October 9th Synapse Films will be releasing Frank Henenlotter's Basket Case 3: The Progeny DVD. I have to admit that I am a big fan of the series and do plan on picking this up, even though Second Site will be releasing the entire trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD, just two weeks later in the UK. The only extra feature announced thus far is the trailer.

Prepare for 'Strip Majong: Battle Royale'!

Am speechless, mainly because I am mesmerized by the cover artwork for Danger After Dark's upcoming release of Strip Majong: Battle Royale! It's set to hit DVD on September 25th and is about a web show that makes the girls strip if they lose a hand of Majong. This is Japan, baby, and anything can happen!

Filthy Review - 'Surf Nazi's Must Die'

Surf Nazi’s Must Die (1987)

Review by Jude Felton

If films could win awards based solely on their name, Surf Nazi’s Must Die would win every time. It’s one hell of a name, and if nothing else it immediately grabs your attention, it sure grabbed mine back in the day. Curious as to what this wonderfully named movie would deliver, I rented it when I was a wee teen. Now, I have to admit, upon watching the film I loathed it, and it has taken until this brand new Arrow Video release for me to revisit it.

'Charlies Angels' are coming to DVD

Long before they got McG'd, Charlies Angels was a damned cool TV show. Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith got the pulses racing, as they solve cases for the mysterious Charlie, by way of Bosley. Later seasons featured Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts, and now all five seasons will be released in one huge boxset (that's 27 discs to you and me!). You can expect all this goodness on September 25th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

August 5, 2012

Filthy Review - 'Class of Nuke 'Em High'

Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986)

Review by Jude Felton

If John Hughes had ever gone on a week-long bender of drinking and drugs, and had then decided to make a movie whilst still high, the end result could well have been this batshit crazy movie, Class of Nuke ‘Em High. The film first came to our screens back in 1986, of which I recall renting it on video, and has remained a cult favorite ever since. The reason for this? It’s just so much goddamned fun! Now Arrow Video has given us this schlock-fest in glorious HD.

Filthy Review - 'Steve Niles' Remains'

Steve Niles’ Remains (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

Although I have not read the graphic novel upon which this movie is adapted from, I was nonetheless quite looking forward to it. The reason for this being that I thoroughly enjoyed Niles’ 30 Days of Night, in both film and graphic novel form, and I was sincerely hoping that this might offer up something new to the zombie sub-genre. It didn’t even have to be anything groundbreaking; sometimes the simple things work just as well. Sticking vampires in Alaska, during the winter, was a stroke of genius. Zombies in Reno, Nevada on the other hand, are not so interesting.