January 26, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Necrowretch: Putrid Death Sorcery'

Necrowretch – Putrid Death Sorcery (2013)

Century Media

Review by Jude Felton

Death Metal came into my life back in the late 80s by the way of Slayer and Possessed. It was a natural progression with bands like Death, Obituary and the like paving the way. Since then the music has changed, evolved and pushed the boundaries in many different directions, but it’s always good to hear bands that remain true to that old school Death Metal vibe.

Music News: 'Incantation's Diabolical Conquest' gets vinyl reissue

Today, January 26th, sees the vinyl reissue of Incantion's Diabolical Conquest. Hells Headbangers have released it on black and colored vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, complete with poster. Side D of the release contains a laser etching. Originally released back in 1998 I can tell you that it's well worth checking out, as I was listening to the album earlier today. More details below. Get to it!

Filthy Review - 'The Liability'

The Liability (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Judging from the accompanying DVD artwork for The Liability, you might be forgiven for believing the film to be some sort of action thriller with Tim Roth in the lead. The same thought had crossed my mind, but you might like to know that you’d be wrong; Roth is in it, but the focus is not on him, not that there is anything wrong with him; he’s a fine actor, but I am guessing Lionsgate are using this artwork to tap into the Lie To Me audience over here in the States.

Filthy Review - 'Gut'

Gut (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Once in a while I receive a movie that, for whatever reason, I let sit longer than I really should. Then, when I do sit down to watch it, really wish I had got to it sooner. Such is the case with Gut, from director Elias, a film that deals with friendships, obsession, love and loss, and the dark recesses of the mind.

January 24, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Skálmöld: Börn Loka'

Skálmöld - Börn Loka (2012)

Napalm Records

Review by Jude Felton

If I am being 100% honest I can say that I am not overly familiar with the music output of Iceland, but if Skálmöld are anything to go by I shall be digging deeper into this remote islands musical talent. Billed as Viking Metal or Battle Metal if you prefer, Skálmöld’s second album, Born Loka really does fit the bill of either one of those titles. Listening to this concept album I felt the urge to loft my battle axe and ride into battle! Well, maybe not but the visuals this album conjures up whilst listening to it fit that bill perfectly.

'Skyfall' coming to Blu-ray and DVD

Not content with celebrating his 50th anniversary last year (yes, Dr No was released back in 1962!), his latest adventure, Skyfall, is the highest grossing Bond flick of all time, taking over $1 billion worldwide. Now, 20th Century Fox and MGM will be releasing Skyfall on Blu-ra, DVD and Digital formats. It will hit Digital HD on February 5th, with the disc releasing being one week later on February 12th. List of special feature and more, after the break.

January 23, 2013

Run, Rabbit Run! 'The Bunny Game' Original Soundtrack Cassette details

Divisive, confrontational, brilliant, terrible, shocking, hateful; all words that can, and have, been used to describe Adam Rehmeier's The Bunny Game. My thoughts on the film can be viewed here, if you so desire, but there is no doubt the film makes an impact, whichever side of the fence you stand. Now the soundtrack to the film is being release on a limited edition cassette (200 copies), old school baby! Fear ye not though, as it will also be released digitally. The album will be released by Rising Beast Recordings on January 31st. Read on for more!

Arrow Second Quarter Releases Look To Impress - Full Details

There are a few labels right now that are really delivering the goods when it comes to their new releases of classic and old school movies. Labels such as Synapse, Second Sight and Scream! Factory are consistently delivering the goods, and have impressed no end. One company that are always on the ball though, and have been in the game for longer than most, is Arrow, and they have just announced their second quarter releases for 2013. Titles such as Motel Hell, Spider Baby and Baron Blood will all be getting plush new releases, as well as titles like Blow Up and Foxy Brown. Color me happy, baby! Read on after the break for all the artwork as well as full details on each release.

January 22, 2013

Do you want to win a walk-on role in 'Insidious: Chapter 2'?

Well, do you? FilmDistrict are giving one Insidious fan a walk-on role in the upcoming Insidious: Chapter 2. The film is currently filming, with an August 13th release date scheduled. The winner will be chosen by director James Wan, writer Leigh Whannell and producer Jason Blum, and will receive an all expenses paid return trip to Los Angeles for the walk-on role. Read on for more details.

Use the Force! 'Lego Stars Wars: The Empire Strikes Out' coming to DVD

This may well be aimed at kids, but I love me some Stars Wars. In fact, A New Hope was the first movie I ever saw on the big screen (the first time around in '77). Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out will hit DVD from Fox and Lucasfilm on March 26th, and it will come complete with an exclusive Darth Vader mini figure. Cool stuff! More details below.