It’s Tuesday, and that means sites and stores will be full of new goodness to tickle your eyeballs with. So sit-back, relax, and take a look at what’s good enough to stick in the movie playing machine.
If my liver could speak it would tell me to fuck off. That pretty much sums up the holiday weekend. Beers, sun, explosions, and some cinematic mayhem condensed into 3 days of debauchery. The Tuesday after the 4th is notoriously slow on the release front, and I couldn't be more thankful for that today because this kid needs some ibuprofen and sleep. Still, we have some cool titles dropping so lets get ramblin'.
The DG Pick of the Week was the focus of our four day giveaway: TRAILERS FROM HELL VOL. 2. When the DG isn't dropping the best in horror and exploitation, there's a good chance we are on trailersfromhell.com getting schooled by the masters. Joe Dante and the boys have assembled everyone from Roger Corman, Brian Trenchard-Smith, Guillermo Del Toro, and more to talk about either their own films, films that inspired them, or films that they just dig the hell out of.
TRAILERS FROM HELL VOL. 2 is packed with a HUGE collection of classic trailers and (optional) commentary. Though my favorite commentator is Josh Olson (who wrote the screenplay for HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) and Joe Dante, Brian Trenchard-Smith is very witty and Roger Corman talks like he just made a the film he is discussing yesterday. Corman has the stand-out trailers here with SKI TROOP ATTACK and PREMATURE BURIAL. Though Landis gets almost giddy talking about GORGO which is cool to watch.
-Brian Trenchard-Smith: Devil Ship Pirates, Stranglers of Bombay
-Joe Dante: Donovan's Brain, The Invisible Ghost
-Guillermo Del Toro: Deep Red, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
-Ernest Dickerson: The Creeping Unknown
-Mick Garris: Fire Maidens From Outer Space, Flesh Gordon
-Jack Hill: Pit Stop
-Larry Karaszewski: Last Summer, The Tenant
-Lloyd Kaufman: Terror Firmer
-Mary Lambert: Godzilla Vs. Mothra
-John Landis: Gorgo
-Josh Olson: Jaws, The Lineup
-Michael Peyser: Seven Days In May
-Roger Corman: Ski Troop Attack, The Premature Burial
The EXTRAS on this is really more of a gift. You get a full version of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (the original) which looks better than it has on some of the other low quality releases. Though Corman provides commentary on the trailer for the film, he does not provide commentary on the feature itself which is a miss, but a minor one.
This is geek crack pure and simple. It belongs on your shelf, it demands repeat viewings, and Joe Dante and the Trailers From Hell crew deserve a standing ovation. This kicks all of kinds of ass.
Grab this from Shout Factory here: http://bit.ly/lEoD4D
Takashi Miike has delivered some bat-shit crazy films. His films go full tilt, Miike doesn't stop until there is a hefty body count and the audience is exhausted. 13 ASSASSINS is a more restrained Miike and the film benefits from what feels like a more mature hand. It has been a while since we saw a true samurai film, while Miike was a curious pick to direct, he nailed it.
Grab this from Amazon here: http://amzn.to/mdFUvE
I dig Rutger Hauer, since I first saw him in BLADE RUNNER he has been one of my favorite actors. However, he is criminally underused. It seems like nobody understands how to use him properly. Enter Jason Eisner who gives Hauer his best role in years. I have seen HOBO three times now and each time it gets better and better. This is going to be a film I can watch on a loop. When I first saw it, while I enjoyed it, I felt it ran out of steam and didn't have control of the narrative, then I punched myself in the face and decided this was fucking Rutger Hauer who is out to settle some scores and fuck the narrative.
Grab this from TLA Cult here: http://bit.ly/ioSr0M
Alexis Texas has been on the porn scene for a while (...so I here...ahem) and she is best known for an ass the size of a large state... like Texas. After this release, she is still going to be known for that ass. I haven't seen this yet but I will let you know once I do.
Grab this from TLA Cult here: http://bit.ly/iJfoQG
Raquel Welch is working a six shooter and on a mission of vengeance after being raped and widowed. Welch owns this film and she is all kinds of hot going against a trio of baddies including Ernest Borgnine. Christopher Lee also shows up in a pretty surprising performance playing against type. I honestly forgot all about this film until I saw it pop up on TLA's coming soon page. I should be slapped... by Welch... followed by a good mean Welchian hate fuck.
Grab this from TLA Cult here: http://bit.ly/ir3r3c
Here's a little something for you sci-fi geeks. I haven't seen this but the trailer is ridiculous... count us in.
Grab this from TLA Cult here: http://bit.ly/llqXBY
Haven't grabbed this one yet but considering my love for all things re-animated, this looks like a winner.
Grab this from TLA Cult here: http://bit.ly/keZRCh
That's it for this week kids. Next week we are back with Intervision's THINGS in addition to INSIDIOUS, BLOOD SHED, DELINQUENT GIRL BOSS REVENGE DOUBLE FEATURE, and BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS!
Here's to good watching this week, salute!
See you on forty deuce,