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Examining Superhero Films Pre-The Avengers (2012)

Examining Superhero Films Pre-The Avengers (2012)

More superhero films now hit our cinema screens after the success of The Avengers (2012), and financially most of them make a killing. However, they are not without their detractors, pointing out how they are formulaic and lacking depth. But what about the superhero films before the post-2012 boom?

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

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Waxwork Records Presents JACOB’S LADDER Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents JACOB'S LADDER Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is thrilled to present Jacob’s Ladder original motion picture score by Maurice Jarre. Jacob’s Ladder is a 1990 psychological horror movie starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, and Danny Aiello.

“The most frightening thing about Jacob Singer’s nightmare is that he isn’t dreaming.”

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Indicator April 2020 Blu-ray Titles

Indicator April 2020 Blu-ray Titles

This April, Indicator collects four genre-spanning works from the great John Ford in another of their series of acclaimed filmmaker-focused, limited-edition box sets. In addition, Indicator present The Strange One, the directorial debut of Jack Garfein that introduced the acting talents of Ben Gazzara and George Peppard to the big screen. Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these essential releases contains expertly encoded presentations.

“Warms your heart! Stirs your blood! And fires your imagination!”

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You Bring the Pizza 🍕 Fright-Rags Will Bring the SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, BELA LUGOSI, VESTRON VIDEO, MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS & AMERICAN HORROR STORY Apparel!

You Bring the Pizza, Fright-Rags Will Bring the SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, BELA LUGOSI, VESTRON VIDEO, MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS & AMERICAN HORROR STORY Apparel!

You bring the pizza, Fright-Rags will bring the horror movies! Slumber Party Massacre 1 & 2, Bela Lugosi, Vestron Video, My Bloody Valentine 3D, Edward Scissorhands, and American Horror Story merchandise is now being served fresh.

“The party begins when the lights go out!”

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Women of Mafia 2 (aka Mafia Women 2) (2019, Poland) Review

Women of Mafia 2 (aka Mafia Women 2) (2019, Poland) Review

Fans of writer-director Patryk Vega’s Mafia Women, rejoice! There’s a sequel to the film I called “unbelievably bad” in this very space, and it’s titled, appropriately, Women of Mafia 2 (or Mafia Women 2, depending on your Polish-to-English translation). You’ll be pleased to know that Women of Mafia 2 has quite a lot in common with the first film, including graphic violence, frontal nudity, and a script so nonsensical that the writing must have been outsourced to the proverbial primate with a typewriter, minus the infinite timeline.

“Starting today we have sex with whoever we want!”

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Waxwork Records Presents CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is proud to present Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Original Television Score and Soundtrack Season 1 (Parts 1 & 2)! Prepare to sign away your soul to the Dark Lord, because this deluxe triple LP will tempt even the most devout.

“Happy birthday, witch.”

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CRAWL: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE Available on Vinyl March 6th from Rusted Wave

CRAWL: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE Available on Vinyl March 6th from Rusted Wave

Crawl: Music from the Motion Picture is being given the vinyl treatment by Rusted Wave! This release, not available on any other physical format, features the first-ever release of the heart-pounding score by Max Aruj and Steffen Thum from Paramount Pictures’ 2019 summer horror flick!

“DANGER! Alligators are common in this area. They can be dangerous. They have been known to stalk prey. THEY WILL HUNT YOU.”

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GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR, RUNAWAY, SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE & THE LORDS OF FLATBRUSH Available March 2020 from 101 Films

GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR, RUNAWAY, SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE & THE LORDS OF FLATBRUSH Available March 2020 from 101 Films

March is a busy month for releases at 101 Films, with a Blu-ray release for a recent horror that was a big hit on the 2019 festival circuit, blu-ray debuts for a pair of under-seen early ’80s sci-fi movies with strong pedigree, and the early ’70s coming-of-age drama that gave Sylvester Stallone his break.

“Home is where Hell is.”

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The Films That Made Me: Wings of Desire (1987, West Germany / France)

The Films That Made Me: Wings of Desire (1987, West Germany / France)

In our rush to analyse, dissect and debate, we often forget that one of the functions of art, in this case cinematic art, is simply to give pleasure. Pleasure is subjective – what might give you pleasure might not appeal to someone else. It’s futile to disagree on this point unless of course, we can all exchange opinions in ways that might be mutually enlightening. Some of the most fascinating conversations I’ve had with cinephiles is when they enthuse about the films that made them fall in love with the medium. It is that which has prompted me to discuss some of the ‘films that made me’

“There are angels on the streets of Berlin.”

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Waxwork Records Presents SORCERER Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents SORCERER Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is proud to present Sorcerer original motion picture soundtrack by Tangerine Dream. Directed by William Friedkin and starring Roy Scheider, Sorcerer is a 1977 intense, existential thriller that follows four outcasts from varied backgrounds.

“WANTED. Four men willing to drive a cargo of death to escape a life in hell.”

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Women of Mafia (aka Mafia Women) (2018, Poland) Review

Women of Mafia (aka Mafia Women) (2018, Poland) Review

While you don’t need to take a ball-peen hammer to the forehead to enjoy Patryk Vega’s film Mafia Women (aka Women of Mafia), it sure would help. The movie’s biggest failure is the unbelievably bad plot, which would be laughable if so much money hadn’t been spent trying to turn such a cinematic sow’s ear into the semblance of a silk purse. The only reason why certain characters survived the events of the film was because everyone around them made so many stupid, unintelligible decisions…

“Marie Curie discovered radium and polonium, and you think women can’t make drugs?”

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Waxwork Records Presents MANIAC Netflix Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents MANIAC Netflix Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is proud to present Maniac original Netflix series soundtrack by Dan Romer. Starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, Maniac is a 2018 psychological dark sci-fi series that follows two strangers who connect during a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial.

“I don’t know what’s real, and what’s not.”

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