Remastered onto BD-R/DVD-R, Carnie Features have released the definitive edition of Thomas Lee Rutter’s Bella in the Wych Elm; a West Midlands phantasmagoria based on the world-famous unsolved Hagley Wood mystery. Part documentary, part experimental horror, Bella in the Wych Elm is a delight to watch and never comes across as exploitative.
Mark L. Lester’s Truck Stop Women is an exploitation feature that treats sex, violence, and sensationalism with love and affection. And Steel Arena is an interesting look at small-town America, where people will risk their lives for entertainment.
“Double-clutchin’… gear-jammin’ mamas who like a lot of hi-jackin’ by day… a lot of heavy truckin’ by night!”
Murphy’s Law says that anything that can go wrong will go wrong – and that’s just how tough cop Jack Murphy feels. His marriage is over, he’s drinking too much and – oh boy – now he’s the target of a psycho trying to frame him for murder one. But Bronson isn’t licked that easily. Aided and abetted by street punk Arabella, he fights back: someone’s going to learn the hard way that you don’t mess with Jack Murphy…
“He’s a cop… She’s a thief… Together, they’re running for their lives.”
On 29th March, ’70s espionage thriller The Black Windmill (1974) arrives on Blu-ray from 101 Films for the first time in the UK. Directed by legendary filmmaker Don Siegel, the film stars Michael Caine as a British secret agent targeted for death by friend and foe alike. Underrated and under-seen, this riveting suspense thriller features a superb cast and an outstanding score from Roy Budd.
“Seven days to a killing… the ultimate exercise in controlled terror.”
Actor and producer Steven Morana makes his directorial debut with Beast Within, a lycanthropic whodunit centered around a gaming app launch party that takes a sudden turn when a murder is discovered. Morana stars in the lead role as August, the tech wonder turned action hero who must protect his guests when a mysterious predator crashes his big night. Beast Within will be available 23rd February on DVD from Stonecutter Media, following a smash success as a cable and digital release in the fall. Morana shared directing duties with Chris Green.
“This game has no players. Only prey.”
Waxwork Records is excited to present Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Available for the first time since 1990, this deluxe vinyl release features the complete soundtrack with score cues by Robert McNaughton, Steven A. Jones, and Ken Hale.
“He’s not Freddy. He’s not Jason. He’s real.”
A home invasion at Christmas is what I expected when I first heard about this film, but what I watched was different… The home invasion elements are there, and as it’s based during Christmas, it reminded me of Home Alone; the trip-wire outside being an obvious reference. But Better Watch Out is even more disturbing than I imagined; a story about a child obsessed with his babysitter who is planning to leave town after Christmas. Levi Miller as 12-year-old Luke is the star of the film and flips between a range of emotions at ease. This makes him Luke more unnerving than if he was pure evil.
“You might be home but you’re not alone.”
Sam Irvin, former personal assistant to Brain De Palma, celebrates the 40th Anniversary of De Palma’s Dressed to Kill, with the publication of his personal experiences during the making of this classic horror-thriller, starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen.
“Despite my formal education in cinematic arts, my real film school was the time I spent with De Palma. Every riveting minute of it.”
Mezco Toyz and 5 Points presents The Warriors, featuring Swan, the Warriors’ Warlord; Ajax, a heavy muscle member of the Warriors; Cleon, the leader and founder of the Warriors; the Baseball Fury Leader, wearing green and black face paint; and the Baseball Fury Lieutenant, wearing red and black face paint.
“Tonight they’re all out to get the Warriors.”
The Last House on the Left rests on 13 acres of earth over the very center of hell… Police believe Local Boogeyman may still be in the Los Angeles area, so to avoid fainting, keep repeating: “It’s only a t-shirt, only a t-shirt, only a t-shirt…”
“Mari, 17, is dying. Even for her the worst is yet to come.”
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!”
Despite having graduated from the prestigious Tokyo University, Kazuhiko is unemployed and living with his parents without any plans for the future. Everything changes, however, when he takes up a job at a local bathhouse and discovers that it is used by the yakuza as a convenient place for executions and corpse disposal. Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival: Japanese Cinema Splash.