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 release of Richard E. Cunha’s science-fiction classic, Giant from the Unknown (1958), on limited edition Blu-ray and DVD.
Megan Fox fights to the death against terrorists and a dangerous, rogue lion in this white-knuckle action thrill-ride from director M.J. Bassett. Battle-hardened mercenary Samantha O’Hara leads an elite squad of soldiers on a daring mission to rescue a hostage from a group of violent terrorists in the plains of Africa. But when the mission goes wrong, the team is stranded, Samantha’s squad must face a bloody, brutal encounter with the ferocious gang of rebels, and a ravenous, enraged lioness that is baying for their blood after escaping from an illegal lion farm.
“When the hunter becomes the prey.”
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.”
Directed and co-written by Giles Alderson, The Dare could easily be dismissed as a copycat of the movies that led to the mid-2000s resurgence of the splatter subgenre; unfortunately labelled “torture porn” by film critics and horror detractors. James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s Saw (2004), and Eli Roth’s Hostel (2005) are both seen as the pinnacle of the subgenre; the first to be labelled “torture porn” due to their emphasis on extreme violence and sadism, and never surpassed by the countless thrillers that followed. But despite a certain familiarity, The Dare breathes new life into the art of splatter.
“Let the evil out.”
Manos Returns, the long-anticipated sequel to Manos: The Hands of Fate, is launching a pre-sale for a Deluxe Edition DVD of the film. Fans who place their pre-order before 22nd October will receive a special Early Bird price ($17 plus $3.99 U.S. shipping and handling).
In addition to Manos Returns, the Deluxe Edition DVD also contains several special features, including footage from Tom Neyman’s appearance at the Wrap Party, a commentary track, Torgo’s Audition Tape and many other treats.
“You shall have a new master. Praise be to Manos!”
A twisted tale of torture and bloody revenge starring veteran horror actor Richard Brake, The Dare explodes onto screens this Halloween. A rare family night for Jay takes a brutal twist when he is kidnapped, waking up chained to the wall of a squalid basement with three other prisoners. When their sadistic captor emerges, his face hidden under a gruesome skin mask, Jay soon realises their time is quickly running out. Jay must engage in a twisted battle of survival to solve the puzzle of his imprisonment, unmask their tormentor and save the lives of his family.
“It’s all fun and games until somebody dies.”
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!”
Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment proudly presents Brothers in Arms: The Making of Platoon, the feature-length documentary exploring one of the greatest war films ever made, Oliver Stone’s Platoon. Arriving 5th October on DVD & Digital Download.
Oliver Stone’s Platoon is widely regarded as one of the best war films ever made and changed the face of cinema forever through its raw, honest and deeply moving portrayal of young American soldiers serving during the Vietnam war.
“The first casualty of war is innocence.”
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!”
In Pearry Reginald Teo’s new horror film, The Assent, a widowed father named Joel, is taking medication to keep at bay the hallucinations he suffers due to his schizophrenia.
We learn that Joel is trying to care for his young son Mason, while they piece together their lives in the wake of his wife’s death in car accident. Sadly, Joel is in danger of losing his son to social services if he fails to prove that he can hold down a permanent job and provide financially and emotionally for Mason. In his current situation he is barely making ends meet.
“It feeds on the darkness within.”
Supposedly based on Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst’s encounter with an obsessive fan, The Fanatic manages to offend every trope in the human spectrum. I try not to pan movies, no matter how much they deserve it, but The Fanatic welcomes, yes even begs the audience to do just that. Where to begin? Why not with the film’s star, John Travolta. Travolta has had a career downturn of late with Gotti roundly recognized as his worst performance, but here he plunges into a deep, bottomless ravine. The Fanatic makes Battlefield Earth look like Blade Runner by comparison.
“Moose didn’t just cross the line. He fucking nuked it!”
In this twisted home invasion horror, Hunter’s Moon follows three young women who throw a party in their new country home when their parents leave town. After a group of dangerous local boys with bad intentions show up, the women are forced to defend themselves from a predator, as well as a mysterious evil lurking in the orchard outside.
Starring Thomas Jane, Sean Patrick Flanery and Katrina Bowden, Hunter’s Moon is a creepy tale of terror from rising writer/director Michael Caissie.