Thursday, January 05, 2006

New on DVD this week (01/04/06)...

A slow week, as they let people recover from the Christmas bills.

Tv shows: Alien Nation Complete Series; All in the Family S5; Gunsmoke 50th Anniversary Set; Have Gun Will Travel S3; Hunter S3; Silk Stalkings S4; (Really? SILK STALKINGS?)


Anthropophagus: Grim Reaper Truly gross and disgusting (albeit at other times pretty funny) Italian horror flick about a huge cannibal. Seriously, those, there’s just some disgusting stuff in this film. $11

Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold Like you need a ‘spoof’’ of something as funny as Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. $7

Blast/Bullies I don’t know about the first film, but Bullies is an ‘80s schlockfest about psycho redneck kids tormenting the new family in town. $9

Brain Dead Horror flick notable mostly for the fact that it stars both Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman. See if you can tell them apart! If this is the one I think it is, I remember thinking it was pretty unpleasant/sleazy. $10

Caged Heat Arguably the all-time classic Women in Prison flick. An essential buy for the B-Movie buff. $10

The Cave $20 Recently released and typically stupid looking monster flick. Does anyone really want to lay out $20 or more to own this on DVD?
Apparently. Also available in a two-pack with the equally insipid Underworld (??) for $26, so you might as well that route if you’re that much of a masochist.

Decampitated Slasher flick parody, courtesy of Troma. $9

Jackson County Jail More top-line classic ‘70s schlock, starring Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Carradine. Mimieux is falsely arrested in a hick town, and kills the deputy who tries to rape her. From there she’s on
the run from the vengeful sheriff, along with fellow prisoner and hardass Tommy
Lee. You can’t go wrong here. Along with Caged Heat, part of a new Roger Corman collection. Features a Corman/Leonard Maltin (!) interview. $10

Mutant Man/Campfire Stories The first is another really lame sounding redo of The Hills Have Eyes, only with redneck cannibals in the forest. The other features a forest ranger played by Buster Poindexter (!)who tells a pair teens some cough, cough scary tales. $9

Mysterious Island (2005) Hallmark mini-series remake of the venerable Verne tale, with Patrick Stewart as Captain Nemo, which does sound pretty cool. The reviews, though, weren’t great. $10


At 9:12 AM, Blogger baby copernicus said...

Though, admittedly, I have yet to see Caged Heat, I think it would be difficult to surpass Reform School Girls.

I should probably check out Caged Heat in the near future. It sounds like a nice film to watch with T.

At 9:13 AM, Blogger baby copernicus said...

You forgot to mention that Grim Reaper also has a lot of boring stuff in it.

Then again, you did mention it was Italian...

At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There exists a heavily-cut version of Anthropophagous usually titled "The Grim Reaper". This version is confusing and much less bloody , so it's unsatisfying to gorehounds, and tedious for the rest.

As an Italian horror fan I deny that just because a Joe D'Amato film sux all of them must.

At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Dan Coyle said...

I find it extraordinarily depressing that Underworld merited a two-disc edition, let alone a sequel.

Hey, I wonder if any of that cash goes towards the two parties (that I know of) that sued the filmmakers for ripping them off??

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Chris M said...

I saw Mysterious Island, and the unintentional humor factor was waaaaay high on this one. The special effects are absolutely atrocious. Comes as close to Jabootu fodder as a made-for-TV flick can.


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