I give the new HALLOWEEN movie a 4.5/5! By far the best Halloween sequel of all time. Shout out to the filmmakers for treating the franchise with respect and delivering a sequel worthy of the original classic 🎃
SPLIT was the one movie in recent years that made my jaw hit the floor with the surprise ending. M. Night has been killing it again with this and The Visit. Who else is excited for GLASS?!
A classic horror TV movie, TRILOGY OF TERROR, remastered in 4k and on Blu-ray at last from @kinolorber
QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER from @shoutfactory
in their Shout Select brand
Criterion’s gatefold laserdisc edition of ROBOCOP has such a wicked design. This was also the first time the “excessively violent” X-rated cut of the film was available on home video. Also of interest is this edition features a different commentary than the one available on all other versions. A cool one for the collection!
Better late than never, the sequel to The Night Stalker, The Night Strangler has arrived!
Revenge is a dish best served cold 🍽
Innocence is stronger than evil! 🗡
Winner of 3 Oscar Awards 🏆 2006
* Best Achievement in Cinematography
* Best Achievement in
* Best Achievement in Make up
“The blackest eyes. The devils eyes.” Revisited the original masterpiece last night in preparation for the new sequel. Gets better every time I watch it
"I don't feel enjoyment watching films that evoke passivity." DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT: CHAN-WOOK PARK
No one in Hollywood gets violence the way Chan-Wook Park does. He is more in line with the Peckinpah and Haneke school of thought... that violence is not entertainment and it is not fun. If it must be included in a story, it should be executed with realisim. So... unlike the films of Hollywood, which throw explosions, car chases, and gunfights at their audiences... Chan-Wook Park treats us to something that makes us... uncomfortable.
None of his action is stylized. You will never see a character say something cool before executing a villian in a climactic and audience-pleasing way... instead... you get a man who shits himself after being beaten by a baseball bat... a hero who acts like a dog at the feet of his successful rival... and a woman burying her face and her tears in a cake on a snowy night after convincing a group of people to murder a child-killer.
Each film is completly unique:
Lady Vengeance is more of a drama than anything else. It's worth noting that the Directors Cut is the only way to watch this feature, since it's steady change from color to black and white is surprisingly important to the narrative's resonance.
OldBoy is a classic... and it's probably the most twisted of the three, with a lot of taboo pushing material and a sharp ending.
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is a crime film done right. It's complex, it's audacious, and it's sporadic violence will stick to you long after the credits have rolled.
These are not nice movies. They are the types of films where the hero's and the villains are equally flawed, and where there are no "winners and losers". You get the kinetic force of an action film... but without the payoff that most films would try to comfort you with.
The Vengeance Trilogy is not a pat on the back; it's a sudden and cruel punch to the throat... and it's the recovery afterwards.
All three of these films are powerful pieces of art that put noteworthy directors to shame. In fact, they scoff in the face of conventional and safe filmmaking. They are violent, biting, witty, and dark... above all things... they are dark.
If I was programming a film festival where the theme was “news and reporters” these would be my picks!
A classic TV movie from the 70s, The Night Stalker is now on Blu-ray from @kinolorber
with an all new 4k film transfer and an impressive set of extras and a booklet
William Girdler’s classic animal attack flick GRIZZLY in an all new remastered Blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing. The transfer looks solid on this one!
“1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you. 3, 4, better lock your door. 5, 6, grab your crucifix. 7, 8, gonna stay up late. 9, 10, never sleep again.” Bought the boxset for one of the most iconic horror franchises ever. #anightmareonelmstreet #nightmareonelmstreet #freddykrueger #robertenglund #wescraven #wescravensnewnightmare #bluray #blurayboxset #bluraycollection #bluraycollector