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.
Prince and his band bring the Grammy Nominated Album Sign ‘☮’ the Times (1987) to life in what is one of the greatest concert films ever made. Although the album of the same name is now broadly recognised as the pinnacle of Prince’s musical achievements, initial sales failed to reach the heights of Purple Rain. The idea of a concert film was soon formed, in order to promote the album to American audiences in theatres.
“If you go to only one concert this year… the Prince movie is the one!”
Four Hamilton High School seniors have been hiding the truth of what happened to ten-year-old Robin Hammond for six long years. But someone saw what they did and is preparing for vengeance – a prom night killing spree. Hooded, masked, and wielding an axe, he’ll stalk his prey in the dark, empty halls, striking when his victims are alone. As the spotlight falls on the newly-crowned prom king and queen, will the killer be stopped before he can exact his murderous revenge..?
“If you’re not back by midnight… you won’t be coming home.”
Skinner was made back in the days when there was only one medium for film – 35mm. So, the hope had been that at some point the movie would be finished and released upon the world via various movie theatres. But the path out into the world wasn’t smooth.
“I realised pretty quickly that it wasn’t going to be the ‘next big step’ on my career path and was more of a big fucking stumble…”
WWE/MMA legend Phil “CM Punk” Brooks gets his first starring role in this bloody and demented haunted house tale from one of the strongest voices in modern indie-horror, Travis Stevens. Bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch (Phil Brooks) expected when he convinced his wife Liz (Trieste Kelly Dunn) that he could rehab their new Victorian home himself. In over his head, under duress, and tempted by his old weaknesses, Don soon discovers that the house has its own dark, sordid history and won’t be so easy to renovate after all…
“Home is where Hell is.”
Released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, Project X features a secret agent brought back from cryogenic suspension after surviving a plane crash…. and acclaimed horror directors Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka The Twisted Twins, are back with their next nightmare – the bloody, brutal and deranged Rabid!
“It happened in this universe a long time ahead, the year 2118…”
Acclaimed action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme directs and stars in The Quest (1996), an exotic odyssey that takes him from the slums of 1920s New York to the mysterious Lost City of Tibet.
Christopher Dubois is a street criminal on the run from the police, thrust into a forbidding realm of gun smugglers, pirates and an ancient, underworld martial arts competition.
“He never gave up in his quest to reclaim his honor.”
Skinner is an American slasher flick that has been frequently and unfairly compared with Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs (1991); overshadowed by a high-profile scandal involving its director Ivan Nagy, and his ex-girlfriend, the “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss; cut to shreds by the Motion Picture Association of America; whose original film elements were thought to be lost; and stars Ted Raimi in the leading role as Dennis Skinner! Yes, Skinner is sick, slick and most definitely sleazy!
“He’ll get under your skin.”
Acclaimed horror directors Jen and Sylvia Soska – aka The Twisted Twins – are back with their next nightmare; the bloody, brutal and deranged Rabid!
After aspiring fashion designer Rose suffers a disfiguring traffic accident she undergoes a radical and untested stem-cell treatment. She soon develops an uncontrollable sexual appetite, resulting in several torrid encounters, which sees her lovers become rabid carriers of death and disease…
“You’ve just had reconstructive surgery… You can’t take your bandages off just yet!”
101 Films is proud to present Rabid, the enduringly tense and gruesome horror on two-disc special edition Blu-ray – scanned from the original camera negative at director David Cronenberg’s preferred aspect ratio (1.66:1) – and Skinner on special edition dual-format Blu-ray/DVD, in all its sinful, sleazy and violent glory.