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BUDGET BIOMORPHS: THE MAKING OF THE GUYVER FILMS Review: Dom O’Brien’s Tantalising Tokusatsu Tome

BUDGET BIOMORPHS: THE MAKING OF THE GUYVER FILMS Review: Dom O'Brien's Tantalising Tokusatsu Tome

Imagine if manga artist Go Nagai consulted on the Japanese tokusatsu television series Ultraman or Kamen Rider! The result may have been something more…macabre! A violent tokusatsu mutation… The Guyver is Mighty Morphin Power Rangers oozing Zoanoid slime!

“Out of inexperience, we proceeded to break every rule in Hollywood…”

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Severin & Fantastic Fest Presents ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE + Bruce Le Q&A at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

Severin & Fantastic Fest Presents ENTER THE CLONES OF BRUCE + Bruce Li Q&A at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

Quick question, who’s your favorite Bruce Lee? There’s the original, but then there’s Bruce Li, Dragon Lee, Bruce Liang, Bruce Le, and many more talented martial artists that could have been stars in their own right, but were tasked with filling the dragon-shaped void that the original icon left in cinema.

“The Man, The Clone, The Legend.”

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Severin Unleashes Legendary Martial Arts Mayhem with THE GAME OF CLONES: BRUCEPLOITATION COLLECTION, VOL. 1 Blu-ray Box Set (21 May)

Severin Unleashes Legendary Martial Arts Mayhem with THE GAME OF CLONES: BRUCEPLOITATION COLLECTION, VOL. 1 Blu-ray Box Set (21 May)

Hours after Bruce Lee’s death, Bruceploitation was born. And for the next 10 years, talented martial artists were enlisted to mimic iconic aspects of Lee’s life, style and mannerisms. Fueled by equal parts deception and demand, these films instead created one of the most wildly entertaining sub-genres in movie history.

“The Year of the Dragon becomes the Year of Bruceploitation.”

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80s Action Homage SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND Available on Digital Platforms from Signature Entertainment (13 November)

80s Action Homage SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND Available on Digital Platforms from Signature Entertainment (13 November)

Proud movie theater owner George Fuller is gearing up for a retrospective featuring fictional action star Claude Luc Hallyday. But when his beloved cinema suddenly comes under attack by hatchet-wielding ninjas, the two men take the action off the screen and into the theater.

“Ladies and gentlemen. Let’s welcome the man who saved the world thrice. Killed Dracula twice! Only got his heart broken one time.”

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BRUCE LEE AT GOLDEN HARVEST Box Set Available on 4K UHD from Arrow Video (17 July)

BRUCE LEE AT GOLDEN HARVEST Box Set Available on 4K UHD from Arrow Video (17 July)

When former child actor and Hollywood TV sidekick Bruce Lee returned to his native Hong Kong in 1971 to star in two films for fledgling company Golden Harvest, movie history was made thanks to one of the most iconic partnerships between star and studio that cinema has ever seen.

“Unstoppable! Unbelievable! Unbeatable!”

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SHAOLIN INVINCIBLES + SEVEN TO ONE Available on Blu-ray from American Genre Film Archive (28 March)

SHAOLIN INVINCIBLES + SEVEN TO ONE Available on Blu-ray from American Genre Film Archive (28 March)

American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) are incredibly excited to announce Shaolin Invincibles + Seven to One – AGFA’s 50th Blu-ray release – is now available to pre-order. Preserved from AGFA’s 35mm theatrical prints (the only known elements in existence).

“Gorillas! Wizards! Bloodsplurts!”

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Waxwork Records Presents BLOODSPORT Original Motion Picture Score

Waxwork Records Presents BLOODSPORT Original Motion Picture Score

Waxwork Records is thrilled to release Bloodsport Original Motion Picture Score by Paul Hertzog! Expanded and re-mastered, this deluxe double LP is a holy grail for retro 80’s action fans, synth driven soundtrack lovers, and anyone preparing for an epic Kumite battle!

“The secret contest where the world’s greatest warriors fight in a battle to the death.”

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THE STREET FIGHTER TRILOGY Available on Blu-ray from Arrow Video (17 April)

THE STREET FIGHTER TRILOGY Available on Blu-ray from Arrow Video (17 April)

Sonny Chiba stars as Takuma “Terry” Tsurugi, the animalistic antihero driven by sex, money and brawling in the infamous series that first introduced the name of the martial arts legend to a global audience.

“If you’ve got to fight…fight dirty!”

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Sogo Ishii’s ELECTRIC DRAGON 80000V & PUNK SAMURAI Available on Blu-ray & Digital Platforms from Third Window Films (6/13 March)

Sogo Ishii's ELECTRIC DRAGON 80000V & PUNK SAMURAI Available on Blu-ray & Digital Platforms from Third Window Films (6/13 March)

Filled with electricity! Third Window Films is ecstatic to present the world debut Blu-ray release of Sogo Ishii’s punk classic Electric Dragon 80000v, as well as the first physical release outside of Japan for his most recent film Punk Samurai!

“Conserve electricity!”

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SCARY MOVIE & WAKALIWOOD SUPA ACTION VOLUME 1 Available on Blu-ray from AGFA & 101 Films (13 February)

SCARY MOVIE & WAKALIWOOD SUPA ACTION VOLUME 1 Available on Blu-ray from AGFA & 101 Films (13 February)

The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) collection from 101 Films returns with Scary Movie (1991), a joyous early ’90s horror triumph starring Academy Award nominee John Hawkes, and Wakaliwood Supa Action Volume 1, a pair of DIY action movies from Uganda that will blow you away!

“Fear is a state of mind.”

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THE EXECUTIONER COLLECTION Available on Blu-ray from Arrow Video (9 January)

THE EXECUTIONER COLLECTION Available on Blu-ray from Arrow Video (9 January)

Fists flurry and blood flows as legendary cult director Teruo Ishii (Shogun’s Joy of Torture, Horrors of Malformed Men) joins forces with martial arts legend Shin’ichi ‘Sonny’ Chiba in this bone crunching double whammy of classic karate exploitation from Toei.

“Chiba… is back! More deadly than any weapon!”

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