Sunday, February 1, 2015

Close your eyes and whisper his name...

Coming this February to DVD and Full Moon Streaming.

In the annals of an international cult, horror and fantasy filmmaking, the name Jess Franco is royalty. The controversial Spanish-born auteur directed over 200 remarkable films in his 60 year career before his death in 2013, sculpting a body of dangerous, dark, erotic and generally outrageous descents into personal, obsessive and entertaining excess.

Now, Full Moon is thrilled to be able to honor the legacy of Jess Franco with our new DVD series, “The Jess Franco Collection.” Working in partnership with legendary exploitation film producer Erwin C. Dietrich, Full Moon’s “The Jess Franco Collection” features 10 titles culled from that golden period of collaboration between Dietrich and Franco, all of them featuring transfers struck from a brand new HD master and each release loaded with special features.

Starting with Franco’s violent 1976 masterpiece JACK THE RIPPER, Full Moon will release a new Franco title every month to DVD. Each beautifully designed and packaged DVD will feature on its spine, a piece of a “puzzle” that, when put together with the entire 10-unit set, will create an exclusive portrait of Jess Franco designed by artist Ryan Brookhart.

“I’m excited to be able to bring this awesome collection to the fans,” says Full Moon founder and equally storied genre film producer/director Charles Band.

“My WIZARD home video imprint was among the first in North America to distribute Franco’s films in the early 1980s and it makes perfect sense that Full Moon should be the ones to now release these beautiful new transfers of some of Jess’ most effective pictures to domestic DVD.”

Titles featured in Full Moon’s “The Jess Franco Collection” are as follows:

JACK THE RIPPER

BARBED WIRE DOLLS

BLUE RITA
LOVE CAMP

SEXY SISTERS

SLAVES (no English track, only English subtitles available)

MARQUISE DE SADE (aka DORIAN GREY)

WOMEN FROM CELLBLOCK 9
VOODOO PASSION

LOVE LETTERS OF A PORTUGUESE NUN

Remember right now you can get a free week of Full Moon Streaming and help out the Man Cave as well. (Just click here)

Delirium #6


The cover of Delirium Magazine looks amazing! This has been one of the better surprises of last year. Talk about fans of movies, these guys dig in deep.


Saturday, January 31, 2015

Reel Evil Commentary Track

 Reel Evil Review

While hitting the house work today I listened to Reel Evil's audio commentary. I reviewed the movie during the countdown to Halloween. Reel Evil is a fresh look at the POV style film. I was shocked to hear how much work goes into this type of movie. Director Danny Draven guides you through his movie with insight and stories about the shoot to fill in the time. And he does a great job in doing so. Reel Evil commentary track can be seen at full moon streaming. But I suggest watching the movie on DVD first. 

3 Bloody Brains out of 5

F! This Movie Fest 4

This is where I will be found next weekend. Right on my couch remote in hand ready to go. I will post more info this week. Click the poster and it will take you to the site. This is always fun to do and I look forward to it every year. This year creeped up on me fast.

Does VOODOO Death Strike From Her Arms?


Weird Woman
1944 | B&W | 63 Minutes | 1.37.1 | PG | Mystery | Mono| Universal

Director:
Reginald Le Borg

Writers: 
Fritz Leiber Jr.

Stars: 
Lon Chaney Jr.
Anne Gwynne
Evelyn Ankers
While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love with marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some kind of supernatural being.

Wow, a movie on Sven that I have never heard of! That always excites me. This seems to be part of Universals Inner Sanctum series that featured six movies. Calling Dr. Death (1943), Weird Woman (1944), Dead Man's Eyes (1944), The Frozen Ghost (1945), Strange Confessions (1945), and Pillow of Death (1945). All of them star Lon Chaney Jr.. The Inner Sanctum started as Mystery books and a radio show. 

Also on tonight's show will be the Museum Of Broadcast Communications ceremony segments. And with Weird Woman only clocking in at 63 minutes we should get a good look at that night. 

You can enjoy it all on MeTV tonight at 10 pm Eastern/Pacific, 9 pm Central, and please check your local listings for when it airs in your area. In Chicago, viewers get a second look (Or for me a first look) at Rondo Hatton in “House of Horrors” at 11 am on their sister station, WCIU, the U! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

All heroes start somewhere.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 
2014 | Color | 121 Minutes | 2.35.1 | PG-13 | Action | Dolby Digital | Marvel Studios

Source:
BluRay
 
Director: 
James Gunn

Writers: 
James Gunn
Nicole Perlman

Stars:
Chris Pratt
Vin Diesel
Bradley Cooper
Zoe Saldana
Dave Bautista
Michael Rooker

After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth, is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to save the world.

In my heart, I really wanted Marvel to strike lightning twice. See I never really read Iron Man but when the movie came out I was blown away. Again with Guardians never read the books. When Marvel put the word out that they were going to do this movie at the time it was a risk. Sure it was a summer smash that I waited to blind buy on Blu-Ray. Maybe that was the wrong thing to do. See this movie did not strike lightning twice for me and I think it is because I did not see it on the big screen. 

I love the fact that another horror movie director gets a shot at a big budget movie. James Gunn has come a long way from his Troma days and his first feature  "Tromeo and Juliet." and let's not forget "Slither" and the fact that he wrote the new "Dawn of the Dead". So like Sam Rami (Spiderman) before him it is really cool to see all of this do well.

Lloyd Kaufman on the left
The movie is beautiful, the location contrast works very well in the movie and draws you into the story. The charters are fun and team up very well. At times, I felt wrong thinking that a green female was that good looking. Thier were a few cameos like Rob Zombie voicing the Ravager Navigator, Gunn's buddy Nathan Fillion shows up as a prisoner as well as Lloyd Kaufman the man that gave him his start. And plenty of Marvel Easter eggs for all the fanboys. I admit it I missed Howard the Duck the first time around and look forward to seeing him in the next movie. Yes, I read Howard the Duck growing up.

The soundtrack recently went platinum with a mix of 70's and 80's tunes. The big song being "Hooked on a Feeling."  This first film soundtrack ever to reach number one without a single original song. It was nominated for 2015 GRAMMY Awards for Best Soundtrack.

In the end, I liked Guardians I just did not love it like all my buddy's. They have seen it more than once some even more. I may sit through it again someday before the sequel hits the big screen. 

Starlord sorry I give you...

3 Bloody Brains out of 5

Gulp, I liked Godzilla better sorry!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Meet...The CREEPER!


House of Horrors 
1946 | B&W |65 Minutes | 1.37.1 | NA | Horror | Mono | Universal Pictures

Director: 
Jean Yarbrough

Writers: 
George Bricker 
Dwight V. Babcock

Stars: 
Rondo Hatton
Robert Lowery
Virginia Grey

Marcel De Lange is a struggling sculptor whose work and sanity are derided by the New York art critics. After waspishly officious critic F. Holmes Harmon ruins a sale for De Lange by dismissing his expressionistic cubist work as "tripe" and later gloating about it in his column, the distraught artist goes to the river to drown himself. There he discovers the half-drowned body of the notorious serial killer, the Creeper, and takes him back to his studio to recover. Feeling empowered by the friendship of the acromegalic sociopath, De Lange tasks him with murdering the critics who have pilloried him in print. When successful commercial artist Steve Morrow is wrongly suspected of the crimes, his art critic girlfriend Joan Medford decides to follow her instinct about a mysterious bust De Lange has suspiciously covered in his studio, and she decides to snoop around.




There will be a lot of Sven shtick tonight, a song featuring  Doug Graves doing a trumpet solo and info about the creation and evolution of the brand new Sven dungeon set created by Acme Design Inc. company of Elgin, Il.- with a close-up look at some of the many unique features!

You’ll see all this and more in “House of Horrors” -tonight on MeTV at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific, 9 pm Central, or, check local listings for run time in your area. Chicago gets a second look -if they can see ‘em- at “Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man”- at 11 am on our sister station, WCIU, the U! Yes, that’s the show with the highlights of last year’s “Flashback Weekend” costume contest.

Also check out the Rodo Hatton award page made by fans for fans!










Thursday, January 22, 2015

Those Nazis Think of Everything!



A team of Arctic geologists stumble across an abandoned laboratory in which the Nazis developed an incredible and brutal secret weapon during the final months of WW2.

Deep in the ice, they accidentally awaken a deadly army of flying zombie sharks ridden by genetically mutated, undead super-humans, who are unleashed into the skies, wreaking their bloodthirsty revenge on any aircraft that takes to the air.

An elite task force is assembled to take on this deadly threat and stop the Sky Sharks from conquering the air, but as time runs out, the task force realises they will have to fight fire with fire, and the stage is set for the greatest flying super-mutant zombie shark air battle the world has ever seen....

The only thing that sucks is that we have to wait until January 2017!! By then the whole shark thing will be over or about to fizzle out. Time will tell.





281 days to Halloween UGH!


All though it has been a mild winter so far I still miss the bright colors in the trees.