September 1, 2012

Filthy Review - 'Wild Bill'

Wild Bill (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

Wild Bill is the directorial debut of one Dexter Fletcher. Now, you might not know his name, but he is the same fella that once proclaimed that guns were for show, and knives were indeed for a pro. That was back in 1998 when Guy Ritchie exploded on to the movie world with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Now it is Fletcher’s turn to try and make an impact with his foray into the world of directing.

Filthy Review - 'The Collective Vol.4: Emotions'

The Collective Vol 4: Emotions (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

I should really preface this review by saying that I have taken far too long to write the damned thing. The thing is I have been really impressed with The Collective Volumes 1-3, and I have been excited about watching the 4th entry into the series (I can tell you now that Vol 5 is already on its way!). JABB Pictures came up with the simple premise of taking one synopsis and then having 10 filmmakers each make a movie, of 10 minutes in duration, all with this one synopsis. The results thus far have been incredibly good, with a real variety of styles and stories.

Filthy Review - 'Him Indoors'

Him Indoors (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

The last time I saw Paul Davis, who is the director of Him Indoors, he was on a murderous rampage, as Death Face, in the excellent short film The Other Side. With Him Indoors he steps behind the camera, and is no less murderous in this blackest of comedies.

Filthy Review - 'A Little Bit Zombie'

A Little Bit Zombie (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

When it comes to blending horror and comedy, it would appear that zombies lend themselves to humor far more than, shall we say, vampires. This is evident of the numerous zombie comedies that have appeared of late. Of course, that Granddaddy of them all is Return of the Living Dead, but over recent years the comparisons have always been made to that wee English flick that came out a few years back. You know the one I mean, kind of like Macbeth is the ‘Scottish’ play, well this particular English film is the ‘zombie comedy’.

Filthy Review - 'Famine'

Famine (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

Canadian writer/director doesn’t play by the rules, he makes down and dirty horror and exploitation flicks, and by all accounts he seems to not give one shit about conforming to any rules. His films tend to be incredibly violent and filled to the brim with bodily fluids, and did I mention that they are usually great fun? I didn’t? Well, they are! Torched and Live Feed were fairly serious affairs, for the most part, but with the triple-header of Gutterballs, Hanger and Bleading Lady, there was a thick vein (in more ways than one) of filthy black humor. This humor is also prevalent in his latest movie, Famine, along with copious amounts of violence.

'Beyond the Black Rainbow' coming to Blu and DVD

On September 11th Magnet Releasing will be unleashing Beyond the Black Rainbow on Blu-ray and DVD. The film is directed by Panos Cosmatos, and is one that I have been wanting to see for some time now.

'V/H/S' show us your tapes giveaway!

V/H/S hit VOD today, or yesterday depending on your time zone, so to coincide with this Magnet Releasing want to give to a shiny new poster!

Strand to release 'Crazy Eyes'

Lukas Haas, Madeline Zima and Jake Busey star in Crazy Eyes, from director Adam Sherman, and Strand Releasing will be putting out the DVD on October 9th. Judging from the trailer (below), I am liking what I see so far.

August 31, 2012

'Maison Close' brings the filth to Blu-ray

On September 3rd Arrow Films will be releasing Season One of the French period drama Maison Close to Blu-ray and DVD in the UK. The show currently plays on Sky Arts and follows the world of brothels and prostitution in nineteenth century Paris. Sounds right up my filthy street!

'[REC]3' Contamination Spreads To Review Discs

It's come to light that the review copy I have of [REC]3 Genesis, which hits UK stores on Sept 3rd through eOne, may indeed be contaminated. The accompanying video explains more. I will however do my best to get through this and bring you a review of the latest addition to this Spanish undead franchise.

'Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines' Blu-ray Release Details

The cannibalistic hillbillies are back, just in time for Halloween, in Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines. Set  for a Blu-ray/DVD and Digital Copy combo pack on October 23rd, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, the film is directed by the returning Declan O'Brien and stars horror icon Doug Bradley.

August 30, 2012

'The Big Bad' and 'Barrio Tales' hit VOD from Phase 4

Two new titles are set to hit VOD on September 1st from Phase 4 Films. Both Barrio Tales and The Big Bad will be available to watch On Demand, and are both premiering in this format. More details, as well as trailers can be found below.

Toronto After Dark 2012 - First 10 Films Announced

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival, which runs between October 18th and 26th, has just announced the first 10 films for this years festival. Judging from the look of them it is going to be a blast, and there's a ton I want to see! Trailers for all ten are below. For more info on the festival check out the Official Site.

August 29, 2012

Trio of Terror to hit Blu-ray from Fox

On September 11th Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing a trio of fright flicks to Blu-ray. Set for release are the wonderful Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Jeepers Creepers and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Full details on each release can be found below.

August 28, 2012

'Lady Snowblood' set to hack up our screens!

On September 24th Arrow Films will be unleashing Lady Snowblood and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance on a couple of great looking packs. First up is the 3 Disc Dual Format Edition (pictured above) which will contain the Blu-ray and DVD, and then there is the rather lush looking Steelbook Blu-ray edition (pictured below). Get ready for some hacking and slashing, and expect a review from me in the near future.

Get ready for a 'Mad Monster Party'!

Here's one for genre fans of all ages! September 4th will see the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack release of the 1967 family fright flick, Mad Monster Party, which features the legendary Boris Karloff! Lionsgate Home Entertainment will be releasing the disc.

'The Hole' release details

The long awaited film, The Hole, from director Joe Dante is finally set for a release in the US. On September 28th it will hit theaters, and then on October 2nd it will be unleashed on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD through Big Air Studios. More info, plus the trailer, below.

Filthy Review - 'The Pirates: Band of Misfits'

The Pirates: Band of Misfits (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Never let it be said that there is any justice in the world of movies. Some movies, inexplicably, rake it in at the theaters, with no rhyme, reason or any logical explanation for it. Then there are those that really should have every seat filled, yet the people stay away. In the four months that The Pirates: Band of Misfits was at the theater it took considerably less than its budget. More is the shame, as this movie is bloody hilarious!

'Bedevilled' coming soon to Blu-ray and DVD

Bedevilled is the latest movie to see a release from Well Go USA, and will hit Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on October 9th. Full details below.

August 27, 2012

Filthy Review - 'The Tall Man'

The Tall Man (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

In 2008 director Pascal Laugier unleashed the devastating Martyrs on an unsuspecting public. This was one film that once you have watched you won’t soon forget; it’s brutal and heartbreaking, and quite excellent. Now, four years on and he is back with his English language debut, The Tall Man, which might not pack the same visceral punch as its predecessor, but it is still no less powerful in its own right.

August 26, 2012

Arrow take 'The Fields' to the UK

On August 27th Arrow Films will be releasing The Fields on to DVD, complete with a rather nice 3D lenticular sleeve. You can check out my review of the US release here, but in the meantime I have a few stills and the UK trailer to share with you.

Updated artwork and stills for Arrow Video's 'The Wild Geese' and 'Who Dares Wins'

Set to hit special edition Blu-ray from Arrow Video on October 8th are Who Dares Wins and The Wild Geese; a couple of bad-ass flicks if I ever saw them. I have the updated cover artwork for both to share with you, as well as a few stills.