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First Love (2019, Japan / UK) Review

First Love (2019, Japan) Review

About to enter his fourth decade of filmmaking and with over 100 movies to his name, Takashi Miike is one of the most prolific filmmakers working today. With such a huge output (averaging four films per year) his work can vary in genre and in quality. Some of Miike’s crime features can be humorless and gory, but his latest feature First Love, sees him at his most anarchically playful, his trademark ultra-violence is present, but here it is tempered by black comedy and a touch of romance. First Love is the kind of film that is a treat for genre fans who are familiar with Asian gangster tropes.

“Why boxing? It’s all I can do.”

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Indicator June 2020 Blu-ray Titles

Indicator June 2020 Blu-ray Titles

Indicator are pleased to finally reveal their 29 June releases; a heady mix of werewolves, Nazis, royals and human body parts. First on offer is the UK Blu-ray premiere of The Beast Must Die (1974). Next is a deluxe two-disc edition of Guy Hamilton’s Force 10 from Navarone (1978) featuring UK Blu-ray premieres of alternative versions of the film, a set of replica production stills, and an 80-page book. Last, but by no means least, Indicator proudly present the world Blu-ray premiere of Lindsay Anderson’s Britannia Hospital (1982).

“The odds against them were 10,000 to 1…but what the Hell!”

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Terror Films to Digitally Release Rock & Roll Killer Thriller DARK ROADS 79 This May

Terror Films to Release Rock & Roll Killer Thriller DARK ROADS 79 this May!

Dark Roads 79 has a talented cast and an intriguing story. The plot itself centers around a southern rock band known as Dark Roads, whose time in the spotlight has come to an abrupt end. To find a new sound and regain their fame and fortune, they head to a secluded cabin to work on a new album. One by one, each band member begins to meet their demise and the survivors soon discover that the front man of the band sold his soul to the devil – for the fame and fortune they’ve enjoyed. Now, the time has come to pay back this debt with their souls!

“The Death Tour!”

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TRICK ‘R TREAT & GHOSTBUSTERS Mini Masks + SLASHBACK VIDEO, SHOCK WAVES, HALLOWEEN, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT & THE AMITYVILLE HORROR Apparel from Fright-Rags

TRICK 'R TREAT & GHOSTBUSTERS Mini Masks + SLASHBACK VIDEO, SHOCK WAVES, HALLOWEEN, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT & THE AMITYVILLE HORROR Apparel from Fright-Rags

Horror apparel company Fright-Rags continues to expand its brand with new Trick ‘r Treat and Ghostbusters mini masks, Slashback Video and Shock Waves t-shirts, and long sleeve shirts from cult horror classics.

“No spook, specter, or haunt will ever be safe again.”

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Terror Films Acquires Pandemic Thriller A KNIGHT’S TOUR for Digital Release This May

Terror Films Acquires Pandemic Thriller A KNIGHT’S TOUR for Digital Release in May

Indie genre distributor Terror Films has acquired the worldwide rights to Marvin Choi’s feature debut, A Knight’s Tour. In a post-apocalyptic world, J.D. is a young drifter suffering from an injury. Soon, J.D. finds himself at a secluded cabin occupied by Henry, a detached hermit. After their initial suspicions subside, these two strangers begin to form a friendship over a game of chess. When Henry discovers a notebook in J.D.’s backpack highlighting various locations that are now crossed off, Henry begins to question J.D.’s true intentions.

“The wrong move could be deadly.”

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★★★ Local Boogeyman Proudly Endorses GODZILLA for President ★★★

Local Boogeyman Proudly Endorses Godzilla for President

★★★ Your Local Boogeyman proudly endorses Godzilla, King of the Monsters for President! ★★★

Support the presidential campaign of this incredible, unstoppable titan of terror with a monstrous t-shirt!

“Civilization crumbles as its death rays blast a city of 6 million from the face of the earth!”

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MANOS RETURNS Now Available on Amazon Prime Video

Manos Returns

A sequel to the cult classic Manos: The Hands of Fate, Manos Returns focuses on a group of hapless travelers who get lost on a road trip and stumble into the sinister world of Valley Lodge. Manos: The Hands of Fate premiered in 1966, was immortalized by Mystery Science Theatre 3000, and is considered by many to be the worst movie of all time.

“You shall have a new master. Praise be to Manos!”

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Fright-Rags Breaks New Ground with TREMORS, DAY OF THE DEAD, AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON & THE EVIL DEAD/EVIL DEAD 2 Apparel

Fright-Rags Breaks New Ground with TREMORS, DAY OF THE DEAD, AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON & THE EVIL DEAD/EVIL DEAD 2 Apparel

They say there’s nothing new under the sun. Well, Fright-Rags is gonna kick your ass with Tremors, Day of the Dead, An American Werewolf in London, The Evil Dead, and Evil Dead 2 apparel.

“They say there’s nothing new under the sun. But under the ground…”

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Win a Role in Troma’s Upcoming Film from Mercedes the Muse: DIVIDE & CONQUER! Subscribe to Troma Now! Alter Your State of Mind!

Win a Role in Troma's Upcoming Film from Mercedes the Muse: DIVIDE & CONQUER! Subscribe to Troma Now!

For the past 46 years, Troma has been able to keep up the fight for reel independence solely thanks to our very energetic fans. To show how deeply the Troma Team appreciate all your love and support, especially during such a serious worldwide crisis, we have decided to help combat coronavirus by giving a little back to the fans!

“Give art back to the people!”

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AMC’s Shudder Unleashes Acclaimed Canadian Indigenous Zombie Thriller BLOOD QUANTUM

AMC's Shudder Unleashes Acclaimed Canadian Indigenous Zombie Thriller BLOOD QUANTUM

It’s 1981 and a virus infects earth and turns its inhabitants into undead hordes with only one community spared and left to fight in this distinctive and relevant spin on the zombie siege horror. First Nations director Jeff Barnaby’s timely TIFF selection parallels our own global contagion crisis. AMC’s horror streaming platform Shudder has unleashed Barnaby’s gory chiller now! In light of widespread cinema closures Shudder has rerouted from their planned Spring release for Blood Quantum and spontaneously launched it at a moment in history where it could not be more significant.

“When the dead rise only the immune survive.”

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Indicator May 2020 Blu-ray Titles

Indicator May 2020 Blu-ray Titles

On 18 May, Indicator shines a spotlight on four uncompromising, under-the-radar gems of American cinema from the sixties, seventies and eighties. First, Joseph L Anderson’s exquisite feature-film debut Spring Night, Summer Night (1967). Next, Indicator present two counter-cultural offerings: Melvin Van Peebles’ Watermelon Man (1970) and; Bill L Norton’s Cisco Pike (1972). Concluding the round-up of May’s new releases, Indicator present the UK Blu-ray premiere of Paul Mazursky’s Moscow on the Hudson (1984).

“Curiously different.”

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The Films That Made Me: Donnie Darko (2001, USA)

The Films That Made Me: Donnie Darko (2001, USA)

Donnie Darko has been firmly entrenched in my favourite top ten films since it first hit cinema screens in 2001. I re-watch it every year or two, and it never fails to engage. If you’re expecting me to explain the movie, I’m afraid that I’m just as unlikely to do so as writer/director Richard Kelly. Besides, you know you don’t really want me to, because if I did explain what every twist in the film means and how it all fits together, the movie wouldn’t intrigue you half as much. No-one really wants to see inside the workings of a cuckoo clock, they just want to see the strange little bird pop out.

“Dark. Darker. Darko.”

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