February 23, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Tsjuder: Desert Northern Hell'

Tsjuder – Desert Northern Hell (2013)

Season of Mist

Review by Jude Felton

If you were to imagine the perfect Norwegian Black Metal album, you could do a lot worse than to conjure up Desert Northern Hell. This beast epitomizes all that you could want from a BM album; bleak, brutal, raw and decidedly evil, it is quite the behemoth. Originally released back in 2004, this is the third album from Tsjuder and it has just been re-released by Season of Mist. Rather than any sort of cynical cash-in though, this edition also comes complete with 4 bonus live tracks, which were recorded in 2001, and the big addition is the inclusion of the complete Norwegian Apocalypse DVD. Result.

Filthy Review - 'The Terminator' Remastered

The Terminator (1984)

Review by Jude Felton

Director James Cameron has probably become more synonymous with big budget visual extravaganzas over the years, with movies such as Titanic and Avatar dominating Box Office receipts. He has made some absolutely outstanding movies though, and yes I did enjoy Titanic, such as Aliens and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. However, it is his 1984 movie, The Terminator that I hold dearest to my soiled heart. It’s just a damned fine movie, and let’s face it; Arnold never had another role he was more suited to.

Well Go USA want you 'Tormented' on Blu-ray and DVD

Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on April 2nd, from Well Go USA, is Takasho Shimizu's Tormented. The film was also known as Rabbit Horror and shares certain elements to his 2009 flick Shock Labyrinth 3D. Whether or not this is actually getting a 3D release I cannot say for certain. More details below, as well as the original Japanese trailer.

February 22, 2013

Trailer and new poster for 'Black Rock'

The new poster for the upcoming thriller, Black Rock, has just debuted, so I thought I would share it with you. Set to hit theaters on May 17th from LD Entertainment, the film stars Kate Aselton, Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth as friends who visit a remote island for a getaway, only for the shit to hit the fan. Check out the trailer below.

Get ready for 'Dead Ball'! Coming to Blu-ray and DVD

It's a fact that the world is a better place with Sushi Typhoon in it. Their latest movie, Dead Ball, will be getting a Blu-ray, Digital and DVD release on April 9th from Well Go USA, and I am ready for it! If you have seen any of Sushi Typhoon's previous movies, you know that you can expect excess! Special features will include the short film Final Deadball, The Making of Dead Ball and Cast Interviews.

February 21, 2013

'Dark Feed' coming to DVD from Lionsgate

Coming to DVD, VOD and Digital on March 19th from Lionsgate is the new movie, Dark Feed. Set in an abandoned psychiatric hospital the film is from the writers of John Carpenter's The Ward. Check out the trailer and full synopsis below.

Filthy Music Review - 'Call of the Void: Dragged Down a Dead End Path'

Call of the Void – Dragged Down a Dead End Path (2013)

Relapse Records

Review by Jude Felton

A lot of the movies and music that I enjoy most I have come across through word of mouth from friends. Of course, it’s a lot easier to find stuff on the interweb now, but a good word from a friend beats all the hyperbole that’s out there. Call of the Void’s debut album, Dragged Down a Dead End Path (great fucking album title!), came to my attention through m’man James from way down in Alabama, and for that I thank him. This is an album that will beat you, wait for you to come around, and then give you another good hard kicking.

February 20, 2013

'Zero Dark Thirty' coming to Blu/DVD in March

I don't care how many Oscar nods she gets, Kathryn Bigelow will always be the director that gave us Near Dark, Point Break and Blue Steel. All rocking good movies. With that it mind though, I did really enjoy The Hurt Locker, so I am quite eager to see her latest movie; Zero Dark Thirty. It will be hitting Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital and DVD on March 19th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Second Sight 'Scanners' Blu-ray details - Plus Scanners 2 & 3 [Updated]

April 8th will see Second Sight Films release one of my personal favorites on Steelbook Blu-ray. Scanners, from director Davd Cronenberg, will get the HD treatment and comes with a great selection of special features. Also set for release on the same day will be Scanners 2 and Scanners 3, both on single release Blu-ray. These releases are NOT going to be region free, as I previously posted, due to contractual issues.

February 19, 2013

New poster and news on the upcoming 'Deep Shock'

Currently in pre-production, as of November 21st last year, with a view to release in 2014, is Italian director Davide Melini's Deep Shock, and as you can see above I have the new poster to share with you. It was created by Cristina Gomez Rosales, and definitely has that old-school Italian vibe to it. Melini has previously directed the giallo-inspired shorts The Puzzle and The Sweet Hand of the White Rose shorts, of which you can check out both in their entirety after the break.

MPI/Dark Sky Films will have you in 'Stitches' - Blu-ray/DVD news

If there is any film that I have been excited about, it's Stitches. Starring Ross Noble as a murderous clown, it has already seen a release across the pond in the UK, and the more I have seen of it, the more I want to see the film. The good news is that MPI/Dark Sky Films will be releasing it on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and VOD on April 2nd. Prior to that, Stitches will be playing theatrically in select cities on April Fools Day, April 1st. More on the release below.

Magnolia pick up Norwegian movie 'Ragnorak'

As well as being the name of a Norwegian Black Metal band, Ragnorak is also the title of an upcoming action adventure movie which is also from Norway. It has also just been announced that Magnolia Pictures have swept in and scooped up the US distribution rights, based on a 3 minute promo. Given Magnolia's track record I wouldn't hesitate to say that this is a shrewd move on their behalf. As of right now Ragnorak is set for a domestic release in October 2013. More info below.

Music News: 'Beyond Creation' sign to Season of Mist. Debut album re-issued.

Progressive, techinical Death Metal band, Beyond Creation, have signed to Season of Mist and will have their debut album, The Aura, re-issued with a bonus track on May 14th. Beyond Creation will be part of the Decibel magazine North American Tour, alongside Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and Immolation in the spring. Full tour dates and more news below.

First stills and teaser poster for Zack Parker's 'Proxy'

The teaser poster and first stills have just been released for Zack Parker's upcoming movie, Proxy. The film is due for release later this year, and if Parker's last movie, Scalene, is anyhting to go by this should be well worth keeping an eye out for. After the break you can check out the new stills as well as the film's synopsis. Proxy stars Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe and Joe Swanberg.

Music News: 'The Modern Age Slavery' to release new album in March

Italian Tech-Death Metal band, The Modern Age Slavery, will be releasing their second album, entitled Requiem for us All, on March 19th. The album will be released by Pavement Entertainment, and follows their debut album Damned to Blindness from 2008. You can check out the blistering title track here.

Filthy Review - '40 West'

40 West (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

As much as I’d like to, it’s not always possible to keep up with absolutely every film that is released. This is down to the fact that there are just so damned many being made. The home video market started this back in the 80s, but even that doesn’t come close to the sheer volume of movies that out there now. So, within this constant barrage it is always a pleasant surprise to come across one that, not only, was I previously unaware of, but it turns out to be a rather good film. 40 West is one such case.

February 17, 2013

Filthy Review - 'Resolution'

Resolution (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

Films like Resolution must be a nightmare for PR companies to sell. Films like this don’t fall easily into any one genre, or sub-genre, instead taking elements from several to deliver a unique movie. For me, personally speaking, this is an absolute joy as I can watch the film having no idea where it is going, what’s going to happen or indeed how it will all end up. Resolution is one such film.

Filthy Review - 'Skyfall'

Skyfall (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

It may be hard to believe that it has been 50 years since Commander Bond made his first big screen appearance, but that really is how long it has been. Some of my earliest movie viewing experiences were of watching Roger Moore’s eyebrows going batshit crazy all over Europe. He was never my favorite Bond, as he was far too camp for the role, but he did appear in some fine flicks. You also have to understand that Duran Duran were the musical bane of my life, so having them do the A View to a Kill theme was murder to my ears.

Filthy Review - 'Nobody Gets Out Alive'

Nobody Gets Out Alive (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

The slasher sub-genre has always been a favorite of mine, ever since I first saw Halloween and Friday the 13th back in the day. Over the years I’ve seen the good, the bad and the downright strange of this often maligned strain of horror, and of late I’ve been revisiting some of the films from the heyday of the slasher back in the early 80s. On the surface they are very simple films; a killer, masked or otherwise, picks off a group of kids (usually) who find themselves in some sort of remote location. Simple, yes, but that doesn’t mean that everyone that ever made a slasher grasped some of the basics.