Samurai, robots, flying tiger sharks, time-traveling baseball players and alien monsters: the legendary – and above all notoriously bad – Japanese detective series Ronin Suiri Tentai had it all. In Japan, the series was strangely enough no more than a modest success. But in Australia, where it was released in the early 1990s under the title Top Knot Detective, the series became a gigantic cult hit.
For many, the 1980s were all about horror movies, VHS tapes, comic books, and trading cards. Fright-Rags manages to pay tribute to all of these nostalgic elements with its new collections for George A. Romero’s Creepshow and Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead.
“From the masters of terror and the macabre…”
The Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, New York is screening two Troma horror films that are guaranteed to shock anyone who watches! On Saturday, February 23rd at 7 PM, Jay Burleson’s The Nobodies will grace the big screen; whilst on Sunday, February 24th at 8:30 PM, the much revered Troma horror classic Bloodsucking Freaks makes its big, bloody comeback!
“You’ll scream your head off!”
This Japanese inspired horror tee from An American Werewolf in London (made in collaboration with MHB) is available for pre-order now!
“Stay on the road. Keep clear of the moors. Beware the moon, lads.”
Waxwork Records is proud to present BlacKkKlansman original motion picture soundtrack; scored by Academy Award nominated composer Terence Blanchard.
“Ain’t this a bitch… If I would have known this was a Klan meeting, I wouldn’t have taken this motherfucking gig. Goddamn!”
Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day alone or with a significant other, Fright-Rags’ latest releases from Elvira, My Bloody Valentine 3D, and The Warriors will make any horror fan’s heart swell with joy.
“Are you ready for your heart to be broken?”
Does comparing Pat Tremblay’s Atmo HorroX to John Boorman’s classic Zardoz elevate one, diminish the other, or condemn both? Both films are psychedelic, trippy, and include protagonists that wander around in outlandish costumes that show rather more skin than most of us would like to see. Both are infused with timely messages, expressed through grotesquerie. Despite the dubious value of the venture, reams could be written deconstructing both films. If nothing else, we know that movies like Atmo HorroX are extremely rare…
“Engineering the strings of your mind puzzle.”
Look good enough to eat with Cavity Colors’ Motel Hell collection. There’s too many people in the world and not enough food. Motel Hell takes care of both problems at the same time. Meat’s meat, and a man’s gotta eat… 🐷
“It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent fritters.”
Jackie Chan arrived on American soil with hopes of becoming a superstar in the West, and his first ever Hollywood project as a leading man certainly provided him with a notable director in Robert Clouse. Whilst Battle Creek Brawl was not quite as epoch defining, this is still prime Jackie – a classic bout of chopsocky on Anglicised soil, ready to punch its way into your collection in this 2K HD restoration from 88 Films.
“A martial arts fight to the finish.”
Written and directed by Shinichiro Ueda, One Cut of the Dead begins with an impressive 37 minute long take set in an abandoned Japanese water filtration plant. “It’s just an urban legend… On record, this place was built for water filtration. But the Japanese army used here for some sort of experimentation… Human experimentation. Like…bringing the dead back to life.” Shinichiro Ueda’s movie injects the zombie trope with new life; thus reanimating the sub-genre. This is not Dawn of the Dead, nor is it Shaun of the Dead. Instead, One Cut of the Dead celebrates low-budget filmmaking.
“Making a zombie movie, on a live broadcast, in one take?”
Indicator pride themselves on championing great British cinema and, as part of this ethos, 18 March 2019 will see the release of their first restorations. Scanned in 4K from the original negatives, their presentations of The Triple Echo and Immaculate Conception mark a new development in the Indicator range which will ensure that even more unjustly neglected gems will appear on Blu-ray for the first time ever. March’s selection also includes Anthony Mann’s A Dandy in Aspic, and John Dexter’s The Virgin Soldiers.
“Would you go A.W.O.L. with this man?”
Lionsgate UK are pleased to announce three more cult classics joining their Vestron Collector’s Series. Originally released by Vestron Video, these classic horror and sci-fi titles are restored and remastered on Blu-ray, and packed with hours of special features. Lionsgate UK presents Class of 1999, Parents, and The Unholy on Blu-ray, 25th February.