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ARMOUR OF GOD II: OPERATION CONDOR, WITCHCRAFT (aka LA CASA 4) & BEYOND DARKNESS (aka LA CASA 5) Available Now on Blu-ray from 88 Films

ARMOUR OF GOD II: OPERATION CONDOR, WITCHCRAFT (aka LA CASA 4) & BEYOND DARKNESS (aka LA CASA 5) Available Now on Blu-ray from 88 Films

The Asian Hawk is back! Undeterred by nearly dying while making the first Armour of God, Jackie Chan returned to battle for a sequel that’s bigger, better and even more daring. Witchcraft is a carnage fuelled splatter fest, and what lurks Beyond Darkness?

“On his most dangerous mission ever, the world’s toughest secret agent isn’t going in alone.”

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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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Let the Corpses Tan (2017, France / Belgium) Review

Let the Corpses Tan (2017, France / Belgium) Review

Having gathered a cult following after pastiches of lurid European giallos in their first two features, in their 2017 film Let the Corpses Tan, Belgian duo Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani pay tribute to the violent European crime thrillers of the 1970s. Cattet and Forzani make it clear from the outset that this is a splatter film – in the opening scene, in an array of disorienting closeups – imperious, cigar-smoking, ‘artist’ Luce (Elina Löwensohn) insists on her acolytes firing a series of bullets into a canvas she has splashed with messy splodges of colour.

“Now, we have to kill ’em all!”

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The LA MUERTA: ASCENSION #1 Collection Available Now from Coffin Comics

The LA MUERTA: ASCENSION #1 Collection Available Now from Coffin Comics

It’s been eight months since the patron Saint of Death haunted Maria Diaz’ dreams—eight months since Maria donned the guise of the avenging vigilante La Muerta. But instead of finding happiness in a peaceful life, Maria has grown restless. A trained combat soldier, she needs a mission to give her purpose and distract her from the creeping shadows of her losses.

Enter the legendary crime-fighting luchador Loco. He plans to wipe meth from the face of the barrio and needs La Muerta’s help to do it. Together, they leave a pile of broken thugs and dealers in their bone-crunching wake…

“Who wants a casa full of ghosts?”

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An Interview with Director Michael Fausti, The Ingress Tapes, Dead Celebrities, EXIT (Part II: British Filmmaking, Brexit & Social Horror)

An Interview with Director Michael Fausti, The Ingress Tapes, Dead Celebrities, EXIT (Part II: British Filmmaking, Brexit & Social Horror)

Continuing from our previous interview, Attack from Planet B talked with Michael Fausti regarding his first feature film EXIT, and the various influences that have helped shape him as a filmmaker.

“The early stages of writing took place at the same time as the European Referendum, so inevitably this was always going to have an influence. Our original premise for a story set in a single, insular location, seemed the perfect starting point for a Brexit inspired horror film.”

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Indicator April 2020 Blu-ray Titles

Indicator April 2020 Blu-ray Titles

This April, Indicator collects four genre-spanning works from the great John Ford in another of their series of acclaimed filmmaker-focused, limited-edition box sets. In addition, Indicator present The Strange One, the directorial debut of Jack Garfein that introduced the acting talents of Ben Gazzara and George Peppard to the big screen. Mastered from the finest available materials, each of these essential releases contains expertly encoded presentations.

“Warms your heart! Stirs your blood! And fires your imagination!”

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Women of Mafia 2 (aka Mafia Women 2) (2019, Poland) Review

Women of Mafia 2 (aka Mafia Women 2) (2019, Poland) Review

Fans of writer-director Patryk Vega’s Mafia Women, rejoice! There’s a sequel to the film I called “unbelievably bad” in this very space, and it’s titled, appropriately, Women of Mafia 2 (or Mafia Women 2, depending on your Polish-to-English translation). You’ll be pleased to know that Women of Mafia 2 has quite a lot in common with the first film, including graphic violence, frontal nudity, and a script so nonsensical that the writing must have been outsourced to the proverbial primate with a typewriter, minus the infinite timeline.

“Starting today we have sex with whoever we want!”

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Exit (2020, UK) Review

Exit (2020, UK) Review

The political landscape has evolved or, perhaps that should be mutated into a picture so grotesque that, ten years ago horror fans wouldn’t have been able to conjure up our present reality from even the darkest corners of their imagination. One of horror’s most powerful and moving attributes is that it is able to reflect what is occurring within society at any given moment. Along with a shift towards nationalism in the recent years, the notion of what scares us at the movies has gravitated away from slasher villains and horrifying monsters to a deep rooted fear of people…

“Leaving… It’s harder than you think.”

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GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR, RUNAWAY, SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE & THE LORDS OF FLATBRUSH Available March 2020 from 101 Films

GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR, RUNAWAY, SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE & THE LORDS OF FLATBRUSH Available March 2020 from 101 Films

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.

“Home is where Hell is.”

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A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019, UK / Belgium) Review

A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019, UK / Belgium) Review

Sarah is doing it tough. Having lost her husband to an as-yet-unsolved murder only a few short months prior, she is stretched both financially and emotionally. She has two small children to give her strength and motivation as she privately grieves and tries to hold her family together. But A Good Woman Is Hard to Find opens with her covered in blood. She washes it off in the shower and then we reflect back on how she got there; and what an exhilarating tale it is. Directed by Abner Pastoll and written by Ronan Blaney, this Northern Irish production has much to admire.

“They’re my children… I’m their mother… and I love them.”

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Women of Mafia (aka Mafia Women) (2018, Poland) Review

Women of Mafia (aka Mafia Women) (2018, Poland) Review

While you don’t need to take a ball-peen hammer to the forehead to enjoy Patryk Vega’s film Mafia Women (aka Women of Mafia), it sure would help. The movie’s biggest failure is the unbelievably bad plot, which would be laughable if so much money hadn’t been spent trying to turn such a cinematic sow’s ear into the semblance of a silk purse. The only reason why certain characters survived the events of the film was because everyone around them made so many stupid, unintelligible decisions…

“Marie Curie discovered radium and polonium, and you think women can’t make drugs?”

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SAMURAI MARATHON on Digital HD (20 January) & FIRST LOVE in UK Cinemas + Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD (14th February) from Signature Entertainment

SAMURAI MARATHON on Digital HD (20 January) & FIRST LOVE in UK Cinemas + Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD (14th February) from Signature Entertainment

Inspired by a real-life race that is still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon is an epic sword slasher from director Bernard Rose and the team behind 13 Assassins and The Last Emperor.

Visionary director Takashi Miike also returns to the big screen with the wildly entertaining Tarantino-esque crime thriller First Love.

“For 260 years, Japan cut itself off from the world.”

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