March 16, 2013

Filthy Review - 'The Collection'

The Collection (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

2009’s The Collector originally started off life as a Saw prequel and, even though it ended up having nothing to do with that franchise, it did have many similar elements; in particular the numerous traps. Where The Collector differed though is that with John Kramer’s traps you had a chance of escaping them; The Collector’s are designed to kill, and nothing more. As it turned out, I loved the first film and was anxious to see The Collection, having missed it at the theater. I’ll tell you right now, I thought it was an absolute riot from start to finish. However, that does not mean that there weren’t a lot of issues with it.

March 14, 2013

Magnet to release 'John Dies at the End' on Blu/DVD: Full details

Being a massive fan of Don Coscarelli's movies, especially the Phantasm flicks, it's great news to get sent the lowdown on Magnet's Blu-ray and DVD release of John Dies at the End. Set to hit the stores, online and off, on April 2nd, the discs look to contain some juicy looking special features (which you can see the full list of below). The film is based on the novel by David Wong, and stars Paul Giamatti.

Filthy Giveaway - 'Strange Frame' DVD - Closed

In the mood for a lesbian sci-fi rock musical? Thought you might be. On March 19th Wolfe Video will be releasing the DVD of G.B. Hajim's Strange Frame, which features Tim Curry. To coincide with this release Wolfe Video have kindly supplied me with 3 copies of the DVD, of which I in turn will give to you. Well, three of you!

Filthy Music Review - 'The Modern Age Slavery: Requiem For Us All'

The Modern Age Slavery – Requiem For Us All (2013)

Pavement Entertainment Inc.

Review by Jude Felton

Having been a fan of death metal since way back in the 80s’, it always irritates me when I hear complaints about how the genre has been bastardized. In particular, the scorn shown towards the so-called deathcore bands. Now, granted, there is some absolute toss out there and I really can’t get my head around the weird kung-fu style high-kicking mosh pits these days, but it is what it is. Variety is the spice of life, and I’ll take good music where I find it, thank you very much.

March 13, 2013

Filthy Music Review - 'Goatcraft: All For Naught'

Goatcraft – All for Naught (2013)

Forbidden Records

Review by Jude Felton

Never judge a book by its cover; isn’t that what they say? Well, that’s just as well as this is not a book. The same mantra should very well apply though, as on a first glance at the artwork for the debut album from Goatcraft, you might well be expecting some harsh black metal from Scandinavia. What you will get it something entirely very different, although you may find that its rotten heart beats from the same broken chest.

Violent Vampires? 'Clan of the Vein' is heading our way. Comic and Movie news

Some news now on an upcoming comic, entitled Clan of the Vein, which should hopefully be heading our way in June of this year. The comic itself is a vampire tale, which is already in development to become a movie, and is created by Neil D'Monte and Neo Edmund. If you are expecting a teen friendly affair I can tell you that this is said to be a quite violent and bloody affair, which works for me. More news as I get it, although in the meantime you can read the full synopsis and more below.

March 12, 2013

The Winchesters get animated in 'Supernatural: The Anime Series'

Although I haven't seen it for a while now, I did catch the first 2 or 3 seasons of the TV show Supernatural, in which Dean and Sam Winchester kick the ass of all manner of beasties, whilst trying to find out what happened to their mother. Now, Warner Bros. are set to release the Anime Series of the show in the UK. The series follows events of the first two seasons of the live-action show, whilst also adding to and expanding elements. Warner Brothers will be releasing the DVD on May 27th and it will have a complete running time of 479 minutes.

'The Lords of Salem' are coming to the UK

Rob Zombie's latest directorial outing, The Lords of Salem, will be hitting UK theaters next month. The film will be released by Momentum Pictures and opens on April 26th. This is definitely a film I am looking forward to, and given the chance I will be catching it on the big screen. Although, admittedly, not in the UK, as that's just a wee bit too far!

Filthy Review - 'Smashed'

Smashed (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

If the advertising companies are to be believed, drinking is cool. Their products are cool; you never get drunk and life is just peachy. As long as, of course, you enjoy their product responsibly. This, as we all know, is not really the case, and I am sure I am not alone in suffering from some blinding hangovers. Not recently though, as personally I very rarely drink, but in the past I have had some pretty spectacular nights out.

March 11, 2013

Unstable Ground invite you to 'Rub One Out'

Up in the barren wastelands that is Toronto, Ontario development has begun of a new web series, entitled Rub One Out. Affari Di Famiglia will co-produce with Unstable Ground to bring to life the series which is loosely based on a concept by the late Kevin Hutchinson. Production is scheduled to begin late this year. Read on for more Unstable goodness, including the proof of concept trailer.

Filthy Review - 'The Marine 3: Homefront'

The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)

Review by Jude Felton

When watching a movie, I find it is always good to go in with absolutely no expectations. Really, it doesn’t matter if you have been looking forward to the movie or not; whether it’s a potential blockbuster or the latest indie flick. Keep those expectation levels at bay. The reason I say this is because I made the mistake of going into The Marine 3: Homefront expecting not a lot.

Filthy Review - 'Red Dawn'

Red Dawn (2012)

Review by Jude Felton

The remake of Red Dawn has had its share of problems, with an original release set for 2010 being shelved due to MGM’s troubles, and also changing the villains of the movie from Chinese to North Korean’s in post-production. Those in themselves though should really have no bearing on the actual quality of the film though; those are problems of their own making.

March 10, 2013

Filthy Review - 'Christine'

Christine (1983)

Review by Jude Felton

There’s a kind of self-defeating point to writing this review. Not because of the quality of the film, or this Blu-ray release, but because by the time you read it you won’t be able to buy it. That is unless you wish to spend big bucks on a copy from Ebay. The reason for this being that Christine, along with The Fury, is the latest in Twilight Time’s limited edition (3000 copies) horror film releases, and all copies were snapped up in record time; some with the sole purpose of selling for a huge profit.