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Reply #45 on: May 31, 2019, 05:04:11 PM


A rookie cop with her own way of doing things decides it's time to throw away the rule book when her partner is killed by drug dealers in a war for control of the Los Angeles market. Cinematography by Howard Wexler (Hard Ticket to Hawaii, Malibu Express).


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Reply #46 on: June 01, 2019, 01:35:52 AM
July 16, 2019

Satanis - The Devil's Mass (1970) and Satan's Children (1975) on blu-ray from American Genre Film Archive, from 2K restorations



The Devil's Mass is the unseen and unbelievable exposé on Anton LaVey, America's favorite leader of the Church of Satan. Feeling like a bedtime story as told by Kenneth Anger and Russ Meyer, this is a wild glimpse into the witches, black masses, and sex lives that built San Francisco's most infamous cult. From LaVey's daughter ("I think they're nuts!") to a nude woman who performs a satanic rite with a Boa constrictor, you'll meet numerous proto-goths, midnight maniacs, and daytime Draculas -- and even a pet tiger named Togare! In the words of LaVey, "There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exorcised!"

Made by one-and-done filmmakers in the gutters of Tampa, Satan's Children is an Afterschool Special from depths of hell... literally. Bobby is a troubled teen with problems. After deflecting his father's insults and his stepsister's come-ons, Bobby unknowingly ends up at a gay bar. Before long, he's sexually assaulted by four guys in the back seat of a car. With nowhere else to turn, Bobby joins a cult of Satanists to enact his murderous revenge. A truly deranged gut-punch, this is a gritty and baffling "experience" that could have only happened in Florida.







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Reply #47 on: June 24, 2019, 02:29:21 PM
only today did i learn about this, since it's her birthday. she's perhaps most known for working with Hal Hartley



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Shelly was found dead at approximately 5:45 p.m on November 1, 2006. Her husband, Andy Ostroy, discovered the body in the Abingdon Square apartment in Manhattan's West Village that she used as an office. Ostroy had dropped her off at 9:30 a.m. He had become concerned because Shelly had not been in contact that day and went to the building, asking the doorman to accompany him to the apartment. They found her body hanging from a shower rod in the bathtub with a bed sheet around her neck.

Despite the door not having been locked and money reportedly missing from her wallet, New York City Police Department apparently believed Shelly had taken her own life. An autopsy found she had died as a result of neck compression. Ostroy insisted that his wife was happy in her personal and professional life, and in any case would never have committed suicide leaving her two and a half year old daughter motherless. His protests over the following days caused a more careful re-examination of the bathroom, which revealed there was a sneaker print in gypsum dust on the toilet beside where her body had been found. The suspect print was matched to a set of other shoe prints in the building, where construction work had been done the day of Shelly's death.

On November 6, 2006, the press reported the arrest of a 19-year-old construction worker, Diego Pillco, who according to police had confessed on tape to attacking Shelly, and then staging the fake suicide by hanging her. Pillco's original version of what happened was that when Shelly asked if the noise could be kept down, he threw a hammer at her and, afraid she would make a complaint that might result in his deportation, followed her back to her apartment, where the petite 40-year-old hit him, and was killed by a fall during a struggle. Subsequently, Pillco gave a completely different account in which he said while on a break he had noticed Shelly returning to her apartment and followed her. After assaulting her and rendering her unconscious, he killed her by staging the fake suicide. The second version was consistent with the lack of dust on Shelly's shoes (which she was not wearing when found) and seemed to be a confession to murder, but prosecutors reportedly thought if charged with murder Pillco might return to his original account and a jury trial could find him guilty of a lesser charge. The medical examiner determined that Shelly was still alive when hanged. Pillco pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and was sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole.

At Pillco's sentencing on March 13, 2008, Shelly's husband, along with family members, said that they would never forgive him. Andy Ostroy said of Pillco "...you are nothing more than a coldblooded killer" and that he hoped he would "rot in jail".

In remembering Shelly, Ostroy said that "Adrienne was the kindest, warmest, most loving, generous person I knew. She was incredibly smart, funny and talented, a bright light with an infectious laugh and huge smile that radiated inner and outer beauty... she was my best friend, and the person with whom I was supposed to grow old".


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Reply #48 on: July 10, 2019, 11:40:49 PM
September 17, 2019

Andy Sidaris’ Guns (1990) on blu-ray from Mill Creek, from a 4K restoration



South American criminal Juan Degas has been using the Hawaiian Islands as his base for smuggling weapons from China to Latin America. Tracking their target from Hawaii to Las Vegas, our agents must watch their backs while attempting to take down their prey.





September 17, 2019

Andy Sidaris’ Do or Die (1991) on blu-ray from Mill Creek, from a 4K restoration



A pair of female agents is targeted for elimination by an Asian criminal kingpin out for revenge. The evil mastermind sends out an army of assassins with the same mission, to kill agents Donna and Nicole!



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Reply #49 on: August 21, 2019, 02:10:32 AM
i have this feeling that Venom 2 is going to be really special. it's just a thrilling hunch


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Reply #50 on: September 13, 2019, 11:02:29 PM


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Reply #51 on: October 01, 2019, 12:15:50 AM
i'm a supporter but there's no good reason to think this will reach beyond cult



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Reply #52 on: October 07, 2019, 09:27:38 PM
there’s one line on the lips of trash culture this october:

“When you bring me out, can you introduce me as Gemini Man?"


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Reply #53 on: October 08, 2019, 11:40:13 AM
We rented Andy Sidaris' films, Wilder. They were fun and full of het-drag, but oddly not as ridiculous as i had imagined they'd be. Essentially, Sidaris made the Triple B series out of the espionage/action tropes but truly only cares about the comic-bits of these films and leans into them -- looney-tunes via Malibu Bay. Goofy, no-frills, no-tension crime and outlaw skin slicks. I think this is where Danny Trejo learned his formula.

Also, the DVD menus are kinda cooler than the Blu Ray menus, but they're both packed with trailers and Sidaris links.


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Reply #54 on: October 12, 2019, 01:29:00 PM
there’s one line on the lips of trash culture this october:

“When you bring me out, can you introduce me as Gemini Man?"

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In the mid-1990s, Lemke was working at a grocery store, pushing carts and pushing 27, writing murder-mystery theater in North Jersey. A graduate of New York City’s School of Visual Arts, he had seen his classmates enthusiastically rush to Los Angeles after graduation, then slowly return like soldiers from the warfront. He stayed behind, tapping away at the keyboard on spec scripts, all action and thriller.

In a weird only-in-Hollywood confluence, only in this case it was only-in-Jersey, he went out to the movies one night, giving a script to a friend of a friend’s brother, who gave it to an assistant to a movie producer, who then gave it to said movie producer.

he’s written/directed one movie, ive seen it, i rented it from blockbuster back when we did things like that, it’s awful, the movie, is awful