November 16, 2012

'Bully' - Blu-ray and DVD release details

The critically acclaimed documentary Bully will see a Blu-ray and DVD release on February 12th, from Anchor Bay and The Weinstein Company. Directed by Lee Hirsch, the film follows five students whose stories look at different sides of bullying.

Magnet to release 'Storage 24' - New Poster Debuts

Magnet Releasing have announced that they will be releasing Storage 24 on Ultra VOD on December 6th, with a theatrical release on January 11th. have also just debuted the new poster from the film, which you can see above. Storage 24 is the latest film from director Johannes Roberts, who directed the excellent, and still as yet unreleased Stateside, school set horror flick F, and stars Noel Clarke.

Joe Dante's 'Piranha' gets the Blu-ray treatment from Second Sight

After the, shall we say, interesting movie that was Piranha 3DD it's great to see that Second Sight Films are releasing Joe Dante's 1978 schlocker Piranha on to Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. It will be released on January 28th and comes with a swarm of special features. The film is rated 15 and the disc will be Region B.

Filthy Review - 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure'

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Review by Jude Felton

Has is really been over 20 years since Bill S. Preston Esq and Ted “Theodore” Logan first graced our screens? It has indeed, and when Fox announced, out of the blue, that they were to release this gem of a movie on to Blu-ray, I was surprised, albeit happily surprised. Saying that though they do have a habit of releasing some cool movies through their MGM label, with Killer Klowns from Outer Space and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 being two recent beauties to hit Blu.

Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast, it's 'Hudson Horror Show 666'!

Get your sexy pants on, especially if you are in New York state on December 1st, as the Hudson Horror Show 666 will be taking place at Silver Cinemas in Poughkeepsie. There'll be no tapes here though, just 35mm goodness as Re-Animator, Conan the Barbarian, Phantasm 2, The Devil's Rain, Switchblade Sisters and the original Black Christmas splatter across the big screen! I plan on being there, and so should you. Read on for more details, including ticket info.

November 15, 2012

CBS Films pick up 'The Last Exorcism Part II'

2010's The Last Exorcism seemed to get a mixed response from fans. Personally, I really enjoyed it...even the ending. Well, it seems that it wasn't the last exorcism at all, as CBS Films have just announced that they have picked up all US distribution rights from StudioCanal. The film will be released nationwide on March 1st.

Rick Baker to get a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

A name all genre fans should be familiar with, Rick Baker, is set to be honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30th. All I can say to this is that is it well deserved, and probably long overdue for the 7 time Oscar winner. Congrats to Rick!!

November 14, 2012

'The ABC's of Death Red Band trailer hits..hard!

The eagerly awaited horror film, The ABC's of Death, which features 26 directors and 26 individual chapters, has a new Red Band trailer for you all to view. And I'm just the kindly old soul that is more than happy to share it with you! The ABC's of Death will be available On Demand from January 31st, with a theatrical release on March 8th, from Magnet Releasing.

Q&A with 'Outpost: Black Sun' director Steve Barker

Outpost: Black Sun was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD through XLrator Media's Screamfest imprint. You can read my review of the Nazi undead flick here. I also had the chance to ask director Steve Barker a few questions about Black Sun, British horror and more. Read on to see what he had to say!

'The Thompsons' coming to Blu-ray and DVD from XLrator Media

November 22nd will see the VOD release of The Thompsons, which is the sequel to the excellent 2006 flick The Hamiltons, on XLrator Media's Macabre imprint. It will theh hit Blu-ray and DVD on January 1st 2013.

Behold 'Piranhaconda'!! UK DVD details

Tell me this shit doesn't pump your nads! Roger Corman produced and starring Michael Madsen, Piranhaconda is set for a DVD release in the UK from Chelsea Films on January 7th, and is rated 15. That's the day before Elvis' birthday, thank you very much! No relevance between the two, but who cares? Killer fish and a scantily clad babe on the cover, oh go on then, sir!

November 13, 2012

Filthy Giveaway - 'Supernatural Activity' - Closed

Ready for some spooferama? Because I have a copy of Supernatural Activity to giveaway on DVD, which was released on November 6th, thanks to the fine folk at Well Go USA.

November 12, 2012

Filthy Music Review - 'Plan B: iLL Manors'

Plan B – Ill Manors: Music from and inspired by the Original Motion Picture

Review by Jude Felton

Ben Drew, aka Plan B, has appeared in a few movies in recent years, such as Adulthood, Harry Brown and the upcoming The Sweeney, but with Ill Manors he has turned his talents to directing. Unfortunately the film does not at present have a US release, although I will be picking up an import copy in the near future, of which I will then review. Having listened to this soundtrack though you will get a very good idea of how the film plays out, and it is brutal stuff.

Bill Moseley set to star in 'The Ballad of Sadie Grace'

Set to lense in mid 2013, The Ballad of Sadie Grace is a slasher/comedy set to be directed by Joshua Hull. They have just announced that Horror icon Bill Moseley has signed on to star as the lead in the film, where he will play a sheriff that has been hunting the local legend of Sadie Grace. More details on this film as they arise.

November 11, 2012

Filthy Review - 'Savages'

Savages (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Director Oliver Stone has without doubt been a favorite director of mine for years, and between the mid-80s’ and mid-90s’ I pretty much enjoyed the hell out of every movie he made, aside from Nixon, which I have still yet to see. Stone definitely puts his own stamp on each film, and is never shy of letting you know what his stance is on any given subject. Whether you agree or not is down to you, but damn he has made some good movies, even if he has gone off the boil of late.

Filthy Review - 'Gangsters, Guns and Zombies'

Gangsters, Guns and Zombies (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

The first I heard of this little gem, from back across the pond, was several months ago when I caught the first trailer. I will admit, as if often the case these days, that when I saw there was another zombie film on its way I wasn’t exactly filled with manic excitement. However, there was something about the trailer that just seemed to gel, and fortunately that is amplified in the film itself. Zombies won’t die, not in film anyway, as long as there is passion behind the making of the film. Gangsters, Guns and Zombies has this passion by the shitload.