March 2, 2013

Filthy Review - 'The Jeffrey Dahmer FIles'

The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

Not long prior to writing this review, I had been involved in a short discussion about the 1992 movie, Man Bites Dog. This Belgian movie was an incredibly dark yet humorous look into the life of a serial killer, as a camera crew follows him about his daily business. One year prior to Man Bites Dog getting its release the world would become aware of the crimes and arrest of Jeffrey Dahmer. There was nothing humorous about what would be found in his fridge in the Oxford Apartments in Milwaukee.

March 1, 2013

XLrator release US artwork for 'American Mary'

Have yourself a gander at this beauty! Yep, American Mary is gearing up for its long-awaited US release, which is on XLrator Media's Screamfest imprint, and is set to hit theaters on May 31st. It's a quite excellent movie, and I highly recommend you check it out. I splashed out and picked up the UK release, but fully intend on snagging the US release as well.

Filthy Music Review - 'John Dies at the End Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'

John Dies at the End: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2013)

Brian Tyler

La-La Land Records

Review by Jude Felton

Some directors have been blessed with movies in which the scores have been just as memorable as the films themselves. The likes of John Carpenter, Dario Argento and Sergio Leone have all made not just one, but several films in which the scores are integral to the films and are just flat-out great pieces of music. With that in mind we really should add Don Coscarelli to this list; seriously.

February 28, 2013

Filthy Review - 'Come Out and Play'

Come Out and Play (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

With this review I could rattle on about remakes, and whether they are pointless or what have you, but I shan’t; there’s no point. With some films I can sort of understand this argument, regardless of whether I agree or not, with the likes of Dawn of the Dead or A Nightmare on Elm Street being very high in the consciousness of genre fans. However, the 1976 movie, Who Can Kill a Child? is not one of those movies. Yes, it has its fans, but I assure you that there are many who have never even heard of it, let alone seen it. Hence the minimal amount of dissention flying around the web about director Makinov’s update of this vicious little tale.

The lowdown on Arrow Video's 'Deadly Blessing' Blu/DVD'

Arrow Video will be releasing Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK on March 25th. The dual edition will also contain the DVD version of the 1981 film, which stars Ernest Borgnine, Michael Berryman and Sharon Stone.

February 27, 2013

Niels Arden Oplev's 'Dead Man Down' poster and stills

Hitting theaters on March 8th is Dead Man Down from FilmDistrict. Normally I would not get too excited about a new Colin Farrell movie, but this one is directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the same fella that directed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. That film is superb in my opinion and even though Fincher's version rocked, the original film was superior. As well as starring Farrell, Dead Man Down also stars Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard.

'Texas Chainsaw 3D' Blu-ray and DVD details

The latest Texas Chainsaw movie, Texas Chainsaw 3D, will be carving its way on to Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on May 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. It is also debuting on Digital a little earlier, on April 30th. The Blu-ray will feature both the 3D and 2D versions of the film, with both Blu-ray and DVD releases coming complete with Digital copies. The release will also come with a ton of special features (full list below), which includes an audio commentary from Bill Moseley, Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns and John Dugan, and another one featuring Tobe Hooper.

'K-11' to hit theaters and VOD from Breaking Glass

Breaking Glass Pictures and Libertine Films are releasing the jail drama, K-11, on March 15th. It will hit theaters and VOD, and is directed by Jules Stewart, and takes place in Los Angeles County Jail Transgender Inmate Unit.

Arrow Films to release Season One of 'The Protectors'

Arrow Films are set to continue their Nordic Noir set of releases on March 18th, with the DVD release of The Protectors Season One. Filmed in Copenhagen, Denmark and first screened in 2009, it is from the co-creators of Unit One and won an international Emmy award for Best Non-American Television Drama series.

'The Bay' UK Blu-ray and DVD release details

The Barry Levinson directed eco-thriller, The Bay, will be hitting Blu-ray and DVD on March 18th in the UK from Momentum Pictures. Extras on the release will include Inside the Bay and the trailer. I have to say, I'm digging the accompanying artwork for this release.

Korean Micro-Budget weirdness set to hit New York

In the mood for some quirky Korean madness? Then why not head down to New York and catch these films that are showing as part of Korean Movie Night? Offered up by the Korean Cultural Service, series two is the Micro-Budget Genre Invasion and has four films playing from March 12th to April 30th. And, the best news is that they are all free! More details below.

Teaser trailer for 'A Resurrection' debuts

A Resurrection, which was formerly known as The Siblings, will get a theatrical release on March 22nd from Archstone Distribution, and I have the new teaser trailer to share with you. The film was directed by Matt Orlando and stars the late Michael Clarke Duncan in his last role, before his untimely death.

Norwegian flick 'Thale' coming soon to VOD, Theaters and DVD

Norwegian movie, Thale, is at last set to get its release in the US. XLrator Media will be releasing the rather intriguing looking movie on VOD on March 21st, theatrically on April 5th, with a DVD release set to follow on April 23rd. You can check out the trailer and more below.

February 26, 2013

Music News: 'Death to All' tour details

Death were without a doubt one of my favorite bands, in fact they still are, and it was a tragic loss when Chuck Schuldiner passed away. In 2013 the Death To All tour will be returning to celebrate Death and Chuck's music, with a plethora of dates lined up. Full dates and details on more Death re-issues below.

Filthy Review - 'Black Sunday'

Black Sunday (1960)

Review by Marcus Link

Mario Bava’s classic “Mask of Satan” or “Black Sunday” as it was called across the pond, had many lives – as typical for European horror movies at that time it was re-named/cut/scored/dubbed to please the foreign markets outside of it’s native country.

My first encounter with Mask of Satan was indeed a very odd one – watching it as a child, late at night on German television in a version named “Die Stunde wenn Dracula kommt” – which roughly translates to “The hour when Dracula appears”. Yes you have read correctly “DRACULA” – so now you probably understand why my first encounter was a very odd one, waiting eagerly for the count to appear and wondering why we spend so much time focusing on “that witch” - well - the count did appear (the dubbing just renamed Javuto into Dracula) but it left me very disappointed as we spent very little time with him and again – “that witch” took most of the screen time.

February 25, 2013

Music News: 'Dragged into Sunlight' to tour UK and Ireland

Without a doubt one of my favorite bands, with 2012's Widowmaker making my albums of the year list (it's bloody amazing), Dragged into Sunlight are set to hit the UK and Ireland on tour. It will be their first UK tour in three years, and they will be joined on the short tour by Bossk. Now, if we can just get them back over to the US...

Filthy Music Review - 'Devourment: Conceived in Sewage'

Devourment – Conceived in Sewage (2013)

Relapse Records

Review by Jude Felton

Death Metal isn’t pretty, and never should be, so when you get an album entitled Conceived in Sewage you just know that things are going to get real ugly, real quick. Ugly it may be, but the Texan veterans know how to deliver the goods; they don’t fuck about, instead they deliver 9 utterly monstrous tracks.

Arrow Video offer up a big 'Baise Moi' - Uncut DVD details

March 25th will see Arrow Video release the uncut one of the most controversial movies of recent years, when Baise Moi hits DVD. It's an uncompromising film that you will either love or hate, but I am sure you won't forget it. Roughly translated as 'Fuck me', the film is directed by Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi and follows Manu and Nadine on a nihilistic road trip.

Filthy Review - 'Crawl'

Crawl (2011)

Review by Jude Felton

The makers of the Australian film, Crawl, are definitely from the school of thinking where less is more. It’s a slow-burning movie that is in no good hurry to get to where it’s going, and for the most part is does actually work. How much enjoyment you get from this modern day noir though, will all depend on your levels of patience, because believe me, Crawl is in no hurry to get anywhere.