October 13, 2012

Filthy Giveaway - 'Bedevilled' Blu-ray - Closed

In the mood for some Korean savagery? You are? Fantastic, because thanks to Well Go USA I have a copy of the Bedevilled Blu-ray up for grabs. I reviewed the movie recently, which you can check out here, and was very impressed with it. It's a slow-burning journey that delights in giving the viewing a good solid beating. So, read on for details on how to win yourself a copy.

Filthy Review - 'Apartment 143'

Apartment 143 (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

Apartment 143 will, no doubt, fall into the category of being a found footage movie, and as with any other ‘trend’ of horror flick it will have its fans and detractors purely on whether the viewer likes said sub-genre. That’s fair enough, although Apartment 143 (Emergo) is not a found footage film; there’s no evidence here in the movie that tells us the footage shot was ‘found’, because it wasn’t lost in the first place. Yes, it is shot from the point of view of security cameras and hand-held cameras, but found footage it is not.

October 12, 2012

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' NYCC Comic Posters revealed

Two new comic posters were unveiled at NYCC for the upcoming Fox release of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and you can check them out below. The movie, which hits 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on October 23rd, stars Benjamin Walker and Rufus Sewell. Set for inclusion as a Blu-ray exclusive will be the animated graphic novel, The Great Calamity. Check out the new posters, stills and trailer below.

Breaking Glass take us through '6 Degrees of Hell'

Filmed about an hour away from where I now sit, the Corey Feldman movie 6 Degrees of Hell is all set for a Blu-ray and DVD release from the terrific Breaking Glass Pictures. The film will hit shiny on November 27th and also stars Jill Whelan, Brian Anthony Wilson and Faust Checho. 6 Degrees of Hell was directed by Joe Raffa and is currently on a limited theatrical run. Full details, including extras that will be included on the release, can be found below.

'In Their Skin' hits VOD and Theaters

The thriller In Their Skin, which was formerly known as Replicas, is currently available on VOD and is set for a theatrical release on November 9th from IFC Midnight. The film stars Selma Blair, Josh Close, Rachel Miner and James D'Arcy, and was directed by Jeremy Power Regimbal, and judging from the preview looks to be an intriguing movie. I previously covered it here, and after the break you can check out the preview, along with the movie's synopsis.

October 11, 2012

Filthy Review - 'The Raven'

The Raven (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

As a fan of all things macabre, it surprises me that in all my years I have never sat down and read any of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. What? You might say, but there are only so many hours in the day and it’s just never happened. Of course, I have seen many of the numerous movie adaptations of his work, but never read any. By add salt to this gaping wound, I should add that on the bookshelf at home we do actually have Poe’s complete works in one mighty tome. I endeavor to rectify this in the near future.

New poster unveiled for 'ThanksKilling 3'

As far as movie posters go, I have to say that the new one for the upcoming release of ThanksKilling 3 is quite a cool one. The movie, which is directed by Jordan Downey, will be released on November 13th (just in time for Thanksgiving of course) and follows the exploits of the murderous Turkie! Missed ThanksKilling 2? There's a good reason for that...

October 10, 2012

The foul-mouthed and very funny 'Ted' coming to Blu and DVD

Seth MacFarlane's hilarious comedy, Ted, will be hitting Blu-ray Combo pack (with UltraViolet), DVD and Digital, with both unrated and rated versions included, on December 11th from Universal. That's just in time for Chrimbo, so you can upset your family with its outrageous humor! Full details after the break

Filthy Review - 'American Horror Story: The Complete First Season'

American Horror Story: The Complete First Season (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

The last couple of years have been good to genre fans on TV; even outside of the premium channels. The Walking Dead hit AMC in 2010, and has proved to be a great show (if you can get AMC that is), and then last year FX debuted American Horror Story. Having followed the show during its initial run I can honestly say that of the two shows I enjoy American Horror Story more. Now, you can catch up on the entire first season of twelve episodes on this 3 disc release.

Q&A with Apartment 143's Carles Torrens

On Monday 15th October Momentum Pictures will be releasing the spooky found footage style flick Apartment 143, on DVD, in the UK. Recently I had the chance to ask the film's director, Carles Torrens, about the film, and below is what he had to say. Enjoy!

Filthy Giveaway - 'Wrong Turn 5' Blu and Thumb Drive' - Closed

October 23rd will see the Blu-ray and DVD release, from 20th Century Fox, of Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines, and to coincide with this I have 2 copies of the Blu-ray and 2 rare Wrong Turn 5 Thumb Drives (check the pic below). Read on for how you can win one of these, and to try the Cannibal Workout!

October 9, 2012

The original 'Gone in 60 Seconds' speeds onto Blu

The original Gone in 60 Seconds comes to Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack, in the form of the Car Crash King Edition, on October 16th from Halicki Films and Anderson Merchandisers. So, get your engines ready for some serious vehicular mayhem!

New poster and stills from 'Hitchcock' released

The new poster for Fox Searchlight's Hitchcock has just debuted over at EW.com, and you can check it out at the top of this post. I also have some stills to share with you from the movie, which stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. The film opens in select theaters on November 23rd, 2012, and follows Hitchcock during the making of Psycho.

'Super Bitch' and 'Night Child' coming soon from Arrow

Ready for some new releases from Arrow Video? Thought you were, and on October 25th they will be releasing two more. Super Bitch and Night Child, both directed by Massimo Dallamano, will both hit DVD on that date, with some rather nice accompanying artwork from Graham Humphreys.

Two new Box Sets coming from Breaking Glass Pictures

On November 20th Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing two Box Sets to DVD; Extreme Horror Collection Vol 1 and Provocative Docs: Documentary Series Volume 1. The Extreme Horror Collection will include the movies, The Gruesome Death of Tommy Pistol, Wound and El Monstro Del Mar, and Provocative Docs will feature American Jihadist, Dirty Pictures and Mind of the Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story. More details after the break.

October 8, 2012

'REC 3: Genesis' to hit DVD from Sony

November 6th will see REC3: Genesis hit DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A slight departure from the previous two films, it is still a damned fun film. The DVD will include 12 deleted scenes and a blooper reel.

Halloween 4 & 5 to hit Blu in the UK

Following the US release to Blu-ray of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Anchor Bay are releasing both titles on Blu in the UK as well. Set for release on October 15th, you'll be able to scoop them up just in time for Halloween!

It's not all fun and games in 'No Clowning Around"

No Clowning Around is a short film, set for release in December 2012, from director's Rob Dimension and Matthew Burd, which came about as a result of a serious bout of depression. The film follows Mumbles the Clown, a party clown, who himself battles addiction and depression. You can check out the NSFW trailer and more, after the break.

October 7, 2012

Filthy Review - 'Basket Case 3: The Progeny'

Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1992)

Review by Jude Felton

Timing, as they say, is everything, and in the case of this release of Basket Case 3 it couldn’t be truer. At just about the same time that it was announced that Synapse would be releasing Basket Case 3: The Progeny on DVD, to follow up their 2007 release of Basket Case 2, news came in that Second Sight Films in the UK would be releasing the Basket Case trilogy on DVD and Blu-ray. Who would have known? Sometimes movie releases are like buses; you wait ages for one, then two come along at the same time!

Filthy Review - 'My Ex'

My Ex (2010)

Review by Jude Felton

During the course of 2012 MVM Entertainment have released a couple of pretty darned good Thai horror flicks, with The House and The Victim both getting DVD releases in the UK. The good news is that this trend looks to continue for at least a little while longer, with the DVD release of Piyapan Choopetch’s My Ex. I believe they also have the sequel, My Ex 2: Haunted Lover, on the cards for 2013 as well.

Filthy Review - 'The Barrens'

The Barrens (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Darren Lynn Bousman has proved to be a quite prolific director, so much so that I was unaware that he was even making The Barrens, let alone it getting a Blu-ray release. He first came to our attention with a triple-whammy of Saw films, all of which I thoroughly enjoy, and then came the rather wonderful Repo: The Genetic Opera. After this it goes a bit ass about tit, with 11-11-11 coming out on DVD around about the same time as his Mother’s Day reboot hit shiny. 11-11-11 being a misfire for the most part, although not terrible, and the long delayed Mother’s Day being a wonderfully brutal home invasion flick. Now, we have The Barrens dropping on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, as I wait quietly for The Devil’s Carnival to get a wide release. For those that have lost count, that’s 9 films in 7 years. Told you he was prolific.

Filthy Review - 'Holliston: The Complete First Season'

Holliston: The Complete First Season (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Holliston is the brainchild of directors’ Adam Green and Joe Lynch, and attempts to take the sitcom world and throw it a little bit of genre love. It originally screened on FearNET and follows Adam and Joe as they shuffle through life in a slackerish manner, and occasionally it works. Then again it also falls short on many occasions.

Filthy Review - 'Night of the Living Dead' Twilight Time Edition

Night of the Living Dead (1990) Twilight Time Limited Edition

Review by Jude Felton

Generally speaking, when I review a movie, it is the movie itself that I like to review. I don’t go too deep into the specifics of the release itself, aside from making mention that a particular Blu-ray looks good or what have you. I might mention some of the extras included, but for the most part I like to focus on the film itself; I really don’t have the technical savvy to go into transfers and picture ratios extra. Some do, I don’t. On this occasion I do believe it is necessary to address the specific release itself though. I had to, after all there are only 3000 copies of this release, and it’s already causing a shit storm.

Filthy Review - 'Bedevilled'

Bedevilled (2010)

Review by Jude Felton

If I wanted to describe the Korean flick Bedevilled in a short and simple manner, I would just say that it is a revenge flick. That would really be a disservice to this incredibly bleak and brutal exercise in terror. It is a horror film, yet it is also a drama, in fact it doesn’t fit neatly into any category, suffice to say that it is a slow-burning and at times harrowing film, which shifts your focus quite cleverly during its running time.

Filthy Review - 'Werewolf: The Beast Among Us'

Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Werewolf: The Beast Among Us originally started off life as a sequel/spin-off (call it what you will) to the 2010 movie The Wolfman. Now, for whatever reason, it has been given a new life as an ‘all new movie’, with little or no connection to the Joe Johnston flick. Well, aside from the obvious fact that there’s a werewolf in it! What Universal has done is try to recreate the classic Universal flicks of old, albeit it with a modern twist, and the results are surprisingly fun.