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Vampire Circus

A hot ticket for horror fans


Horror

Rod Lott
Full disclosure: I find circuses a little macabre.
 
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Women in Cages Collection / Women in Prison Triple Feature

Six times the exploitation!


Action

Rod Lott
How many women-in-prison movies are too many? I don't know; I haven't reached that number yet, even after marathoning through two separate three-films-on-two-discs collections: Shout! Factory's "Women in Cages Collection" and Synapse's "Women in Prison Triple Feature."
 
Monday, July 18, 2011
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Bar none

The ‘Cages’ collection busts onto Blu-ray!

One month ago, I reviewed six films that fall into the grindhouse genre known simply as “women in prison.” Three flicks apiece were part of two new DVD collections: Shout! Factory's "Women in Cages Collection" and Synapse's "Women in Prison Triple Feature.” At the time, picking which was better was like picking your favorite child.

But now I’m going with the former because on Aug. 23, Shout! Factory will release the same set on the glorious, ever-so-pristine format of Blu-ray. This means that Pam Grier’s br -- well, you get where I’m going with that. It must be what God intended when he created high-definition.

For those not attuned to the saucy, sassy style of producer Roger Corman’s wildly successful WIP efforts, Shout! Factory gives you these three safe-for-work clips. Watch. Then buy. —Rod Lott

“The Big Doll House” (1971)



“Women in Cages” (1972)



“The Big Bird Cage” (1972)

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Intruder

'Irv, cleanup on aisle everywhere!'


Horror

Rod Lott
Think back to 1989: Down at the Ranch Market, you could get something Xeroxed for just 15 cents, or buy a whole pack of cigs for $1.89!
 
Friday, December 2, 2011

Gurozuka

You've got 'Ring' around the collar!


Horror

Rod Lott
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Japanese students stumble upon a mysterious tape featuring a girl with long, black, stringy hair who soon appears in real life to kill.
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition

A treasure trove of trailers that titillate.


Action

Rod Lott
Since 2005, Synapse Films has helped keep the sticky-floored spirit of grindhouse cinema alive by issuing collections of coming attractions under the 42nd Street Forever banner. Interested parties can catch up on the half-dozen titles thus far on DVD (I have, minus the lone XXX-Treme one) or opt for the new Blu-ray Edition. It's essentially a "greatest hits" piece, culling 80 trailers from all previous volumes.
 
Friday, June 1, 2012

Red Scorpion

This ‘Scorpion’ is king among ’80s action.


Action

Rod Lott
When The Expendables reinvigorated my love of Dolph Lundgren, the one movie I couldn't wait to get my hands on from his golden age of wide theatrical releases was the one I never got to see: 1988's Red Scorpion. So naturally, it was out-of-print.
 
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Zoom In: Sex Apartments

A nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there.


Thriller

Rod Lott
It's both a blessing and a shame that Zoom In: Sex Apartments carries such an exploitative title: a blessing because it may trick some horny guys into watching a better movie than they'd expect, and a shame because, well, Sex Apartments. (Hey, it could be worse: The original subtitle was Rape Apartments.)
 
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Twins of Evil

Double, double, toil and trouble ...


Horror

Rod Lott
For me, the more desperate Hammer Film Productions got as audiences’ tastes changed in the early 1970s, the more fun their flicks became. That’s why 1971’s Twins of Evil is now one of my favorites from the legendary British studio, after digging into its Blu-ray debut from Synapse Films.
 
Friday, July 20, 2012

The Definitive Document of the Dead

It’s all messed up.


Documentary

Rod Lott
Significantly updated from his 1985 documentary, The Definitive Document of the Dead promises to be the last word director Roy Frumkes has to say on his subject of zombie godfather George A. Romero. If not, perhaps it should be.
 
Monday, November 26, 2012
 
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