Friends, Britons and fellow James Bond fans, lend me your eyes – I come to praise Sean Connery, not to bury him. One of the last few movie stars left over from the dying days of the studio system, and arguably the most famous British actor of his, or any, generation, Connery embodied the old Hollywood male lead aesthetic better than most of his contemporaries.
Made during Jackie Chan’s early apprenticeship to director Lo Wei – the man who made Bruce Lee a star – Spiritual Kung Fu sees Chan as a novice at the Shaolin Temple, who learns martial arts from a very unusual set of masters: the ghosts who haunt the temple. Under their spectral tutelage, he gains the skills he needs to defend Shaolin during its darkest hour… The Shaolin Masters of 88 Films are proud to present this classic slice of vintage chop-socky on beautiful Blu-ray (remastered on 2K) and DVD.
“The Five Style Fists has been lost for centuries.”
Halloween is drawing near, but don’t worry! Fright-Rags has you covered with new apparel from Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Hammer, and The Houses October Built.
Following the success of the ‘ABC TV Nights In’, Network are terrifically delighted to present something very special for Halloween: Kim Newman’s Nightmare Night In.
“An evening of unease… No tricks… Just treats!”
The Film Detective (TFD), a classic media streaming network and film archive that restores and distributes classic films for today’s cord-cutters, announces the restoration and re-release of the first and one of the most sensational accounts of the vicious “Helter Skelter” murders, The Other Side of Madness (1971), the inaugural title in a series of TFD releases from The Wade Williams Collection. Available on limited-edition Blu-ray or DVD, 10th November – marking the 50th anniversary of its original release – The Other Side of Madness was the first cinematic depiction of the Manson murders.
“The shocking true story of the Charles Manson death cult!”
Fright-Rags have released new apparel from two cult classics: I Spit on Your Grave and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
“This woman has just cut, chopped, broken and burned four men beyond recognition… but no jury in America would ever convict her!”
Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment proudly presents I Spit on Your Grave: The Complete Collection – the shocking, controversial and ground-breaking film series, presented in its entirety on Blu-ray and DVD for the very first time, arriving 5th October. When the original 1978 film was banned in the UK upon release, this notorious revenge movie helped launch the “video nasty” craze of the 1980’s and inspired a generation of genre directors through its provocative, no-holds-barred filmmaking.
“After it was all over… she waited… then she struck back in a way only a woman can!”
Local Boogeyman positively guarantees The Real Bruce Lee! He also believes in the sacredness of life. He wouldn’t harm anything… not even a fly. But what if it was a fly with the head of a man?! Or the man with the head of The Fly?!
“Terrifying! Nerve Shattering! Bloodcurdling!”
Super7 is beyond stoked to be collaborating with their longtime favorite bands, Anthrax and Motörhead!
“I’m the walking dude! I can see all the world!”
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!”
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.”
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).