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Old 26th February 2021, 04:06 PM
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'Essential Film Noir Collection 2' (1951 - 1954) - Blu-Ray pre-order available from the Australian label [Imprint] direct - Aus$119.95

Release date: May 26

Limited 4 Disc Hardbox edition with unique artwork on the first 1500 copies!

Hollywood Story (1951)

"During the 1950s Hollywood, an independent producer unwisely opens an old can of worms when he decides to make a movie about the 1929 unsolved murder of a famous silent-film director. Starring Richard Conte With cameos by silent film stars such as Helen Gibson and Francis X. Bushman and produced by William Castle."

Special Features and Technical Specs:
  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio Commentary with professor and film scholar Jason A. Ney (2020)
  • NEW Interview with film author & critic Kim Newman on “Hollywood Story” (2020)
  • Julie Adams on “Hollywood Story”
  • Eddie Muller on “Hollywood Story”
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

The City That Never Sleeps (1953)

"Film Noir veterans John H. Auer (Hell’s Half Acre) and Steve Fisher (I Mobster) directed and wrote this police thriller in the vein of the popular Detective Story of two years earlier. Johnny Kelly, who plans on resigning from the police force and leaving his wife the next day, has a very eventful last night on duty."

Special Features and Technical Specs:
  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio commentary film critic and historian Imogen Sara Smith (2020)
  • NEW Interview with author & film critic Kim Newman On” The City That Never Sleeps” (2020)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

Plunder of the Sun (1953)

"Glenn Ford stars as an American insurance agent who is hired to smuggle a mysterious package from Cuba to Mexico. After his employer is suddenly murdered, Ford winds up embroiled in a hunt for an ancient Zapotecan treasure along with a down-and-out archeologist and a shady antiquities dealer. Diana Lynn, Patricia Medina co-star."

Special Features and Technical Specs:
  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary by Peter Ford (Glen Ford’s son) and writer/historian Frank Thompson
  • NEW Video Interview with film critic Barry Forshaw on “Plunder In The Sun” (2020)
  • On Location with Glenn Ford” – Brief series of photos accompanied by Peter Ford’s reading of a letter his father wrote to his grandmother while on location.
  • “Plundering History” featurette
  • The John Wayne Stock Company: Sean McClory” featurette
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

Private Hell 36 (1954)

"Ida Lupino co-wrote and stars in this classic film noir about a desperate cop (Steve Cochran) straying off the straight-and-narrow, falling for a world-weary lounge singer (Lupino), and betraying his honest partner (Howard Duff). Directed with grim, artful efficiency by Don Siegel."

Special Features and Technical Specs:
  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Film Historian Drew Casper (2021)
  • NEW Video Essay with film critic Kat Ellinger on Ida Lupino (2020)
  • NEW Featurette about the early career of Don Siegel (2021)
  • NEW Video Interview with film critic Barry Forshaw on “Private Hell 36”
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles

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Old 26th February 2021, 04:08 PM
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'The Gambler' (1974) - Blu-Ray pre-order available from the Australian label [Imprint] direct - Aus$34.95

Release date: May 26

"James Toback made his screenwriting debut with this taut drama, loosely adapted from the story by Dostoevsky. Axel Freed (James Caan) is an intelligent and well-respected professor of literature at a noted New York university, who uses great writing as a springboard for examining moral and philosophical issues in his class. But when he’s not in front of the chalkboard, Axel has a serious problem — he’s hopelessly addicted to gambling."

Special Features and Technical Specs:
  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio commentary from cinema author & critic Matthew Asprey Gear (2021)
  • NEW “After the Game” Video essay by Chris O’Neill (2021)
  • NEW “On The Morning After: Composing The Gambler” – A new interview about Jerry Fielding’s legendary score with author/film music historian Jon Burlingame.
  • 1991 archival audio interview with Karel Reisz about his life & career from the British Entertainment History Project
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies

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Old 27th February 2021, 12:12 PM
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'Toxic Zombies' (aka video nasty 'Forest Of Fear') (1980) - Coming soon from Massacre Video

"After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned by the chemical and turn into zombie-like mutants"
Pre-order now available from Massacre Video direct - $29.99

Release date: "End of March / early April"

"A dangerous drug war devolves into chaos when a clash between federal agents and back woods, pot-farming hippies leads to deaths on both sides. Hoping to end things quickly, the Feds decide to spray the farm with an untested herbicide, turning everyone it touches to murderous, mutant cannibals. Now the survivors of their gore-strewn rampage must band together to try and make it out alive.

Massacre Video is thrilled to bring the infamous Video Nasty TOXIC ZOMBIES (aka BLOODEATERS and FOREST OF FEAR) into your home. Jam-packed with gory setpieces and featuring George Romero alum John Amplas (MARTIN), TOXIC ZOMBIES has been newly scanned in 4K from multiple original 35mm prints and is officially available on disc for the first time!"


Special features:
  • Limited Edition Slipcase
  • Brand New Master created from 4k scans of multiple RARE 35mm Theactrical Prints
  • Bloodshooters – Interview with Cinematographer David Sperling
  • Farming the Forest – Interview with Actor Claude Scales
  • Alternate TOXIC ZOMBIE Title Card
  • Extensive Image Gallery
  • -English Captions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Trailers for other Massacre Video Releases



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Old 27th February 2021, 12:17 PM
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'Knight Errant' (AKA 'Ying xiong ben se') (1973) - Coming to Blu-ray in Germany from Cargo Records featuring a new 2K scan!

Release date: June 11

"Jimmy Wang Yu plays a cab-driver in Taiwan, who seems to spend most of his time getting into fights which his Dad has to bail him out of. Dad is trying to save money for an operation to restore his daughter's sight. Recently arrived in town are trios of brothers, who have been raised since childhood in the martial arts, so they can seek vengeance for their parent's deaths..."

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Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1

Audio
German: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
German: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
Mandarin: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono

Subtitles
German, English

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Old 27th February 2021, 05:15 PM
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TOXIC ZOMBIES ORDERED!

According to Roger Ward Wang-Yu is Cantonese for you wanker!
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Old 28th February 2021, 04:24 AM
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'The Gambler' (1974) - Blu-Ray pre-order available from the Australian label [Imprint] direct - Aus$34.95

Release date: May 26

"James Toback made his screenwriting debut with this taut drama, loosely adapted from the story by Dostoevsky. Axel Freed (James Caan) is an intelligent and well-respected professor of literature at a noted New York university, who uses great writing as a springboard for examining moral and philosophical issues in his class. But when he’s not in front of the chalkboard, Axel has a serious problem — he’s hopelessly addicted to gambling."

Special Features and Technical Specs:
  • 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray
  • NEW Audio commentary from cinema author & critic Matthew Asprey Gear (2021)
  • NEW “After the Game” Video essay by Chris O’Neill (2021)
  • NEW “On The Morning After: Composing The Gambler” – A new interview about Jerry Fielding’s legendary score with author/film music historian Jon Burlingame.
  • 1991 archival audio interview with Karel Reisz about his life & career from the British Entertainment History Project
  • LPCM 2.0 Mono
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies


Quite surprised they're using Toback as a selling point. I didn't really like this but it's definitely better than the remake.
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Old 28th February 2021, 09:22 AM
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TOXIC ZOMBIES ORDERED!

According to Roger Ward Wang-Yu is Cantonese for you wanker!
Do you get charged immediately?
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Yeah I think so.
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Old 3rd March 2021, 04:16 AM
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'Anatomia Extinction' AKA “GENKAI JINKÔ KEISÛ” (1995) - Making its worldwide Blu-ray debut this year from Error 4444 !

Pre-orders will be available on March 25 at Error 4444 direct

"The story of a man who becomes infected by the Engineer and slowly mutates. Once infected, the Engineer’s victims go on relentless murder sprees and it is made quite clear that this is seen as the only way to get the exploding population back under control."

Special features and Specs:
  • NEW SCAN & RESTORATION OF ORIGINAL 16MM ELEMENTS SUPERVISED BY DIRECTOR, YOSHIHIRO NISHIMURA
  • EXCLUSIVE ART CARDS BY YOSHIHIRO NISHIMURA
  • INTRODUCTION BY YOSHIHIRO NISHIMURA
  • DELETED CGI OPENING SEQUENCE
  • SHORT FILM
  • AUDIO COMMENTARY BY YOSHIHIRO NISHIMURA
  • ANATOMIA EXTINCTION & TOKYO GORE POLICE: A SHARED WORLD BROKEN DOWN BY YOSHIHIRO NISHIMURA
  • TRAILER
  • NEW ENGLISH SUBTITLES DESIGNED BY YOSHIHIRO NISHIMURA
  • 8-PAGE BOOKLET
  • O-CARD SLIPCOVER WITH NEWLY COMMISSIONED ARTWORK
  • NEW SLEEVE ART
  • NEW REVERSIBLE SLEEVE ART
  • 2 STICKERS
  • LIMITED TO 1,000 copies

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Old 6th March 2021, 04:38 AM
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'The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story Of Cannon Films' (2014) - Coming to Blu-ray from MVD Rewind Collection!

Release date: July 20

THE INCREDIBLY TRUE STORY ABOUT MENAHEM GOLAN AND YORAM GLOBUS’ CANNON FILMS AND THE MOVIE STUDIO THAT DEFINED THE 1980’S.

"THE GO-GO BOYS: THE INSIDE STORY OF CANNON FILMS is a documentary about two Israeli-born cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the American Dream, turned the Hollywood power structure upside down, producing over 300 films and becoming the most powerful independent film company in the world. Directed by Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee Hilla Medalia (After the Storm), The Go-Go Boys is an up close and personal documentary that examines the complex relationship between two contradictory personalities whose combined force fueled their success and eventual collapse. Featuring interviews with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Dudikoff, Eli Roth, Boaz Davidson along with Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus themselves, as well as archive footage of Sylvester Stallone, Charles Bronson and Chuck Norris in the definitive documentary about Cannon Films."

SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Artwork
  • Collectible Mini-Poster
  • Limited Edition Slipcover (First Pressing Only)

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