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Black Eagle Special Edition Next from Mvd Rewind Collection

Mvd's Rewind Collection have announced their third release, the Jean-Claude Van Damme starrer Black Eagle in a two- disc Blu-ray + DVD Special Edition combo pack coming February 27, 2018.

A video store staple back in the 1980's, Black Eagle features action film star Jean-Claude Van Damme (Bloodsport, Kickboxer) going head-to-head with martial arts legend Sho Kosugi (Enter the Ninja, Pray for Death)!

Synopsis:

After an F-11 gets shot down over the Mediterranean Sea, The U.S. government cannot afford to lose the top-secret laser tracki
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October Horrors 2017 Day 17 – Prince of Darkness (1987)

Prince of Darkness, 1987.

Directed by John Carpenter.

Starring Donald Pleasance, Victor Wong, Jameson Parker, Lisa Blout, and Dennis Dun.

Synopsis:

A group of university students are recruited by their professor and a local priest to solve the mystery regarding the nature of a large container with a mysterious green fluid within it. Unbeknownst to the students, the fluid is not only a living organism growing at a terrifying rate, but its evil plans could very well spell the end of not just the students, but the end of humanity itself.

John Carpenter is one of the most beloved and well-known directors in horror history, having created several of what many critics and fans consider to be the greatest and, in some cases, most important horror films of all time.

Earlier this month I looked at his brilliant 1982 masterpiece The Thing (which you can read here) a film which marked the
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Is This Pray For Death/Rage Of Honor Giveaway The Baddest? Sho 'Nuff!

TwitchFilm and Arrow Video USA are teaming up for a few very awesome Blu-ray giveaways over the next week and we're happy to start this off with a pair of Sho Kosugi classics, Pray for Death and Rage of Honor. We've checked these discs out and they are awesome! The Pray for Death disc features the extra-violent uncensored version of the film for the first time ever in HD and Rage of Honor features an exclusive career-retrospective interview with Kosugi. Both discs are fantastic, and just in case you weren't sold, here are a couple of excerpts from my reviews of each. Pray for Death: Pray for Death was cut to receive an R rating for theatrical release and for years the only home video releases...

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HumanSide Podcast: Zoe Bell Talks Hateful Eight

Welcome Back. This episode features a dynamite interview with stuntperson, actor, producer,  Zoe Bell talking about her role in The Hateful Eight and carving out a sustainable career on her own terms. I also offer up some news on Chicago film events for April, take a quick look at the wonderful art mugs of Turkey Merck, and give my own list of ten films that need to be released on Blu-ray...Now! Home enetertainment coverage includes a fabulous edition of The Manchurian Candidate from the Criterion Collection, the incredible American Horror Project Box Set Vol. One from Arrow Video Us, and other Blu-ray releases including Cherry Falls,  Children of the Night, Rage of Honor, Pray for Death, 10 Rillington Place, The Curse/Curse II Double Feature, and...

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The Challenge | Blu-ray Review

John Frankenheimer ended a three year hiatus following his 1979 environmental horror/creature feature Prophecy with a commendable martial-arts effort, The Challenge (1982). Starring Scott Glenn in his first lead performance, the curiosity was co-written by John Sayles and also stars Japanese legend Toshiro Mifune (who had previously appeared in Frankenheimer’s 1966 film, Grand Prix). Though it ultimately proves to be a nonsensical narrative in its clash of East meets West and traditional values threatened by the consumer cravings of the modernized world, some fantastic fight sequences (a pre-fame Steven Seagal served as technical advisor) and superb lensing from famed cinematographer Kozo Okazaki mark the title as worthy of recuperation for its conglomeration of vintage components.

In 1982 Los Angeles, a down and out boxer, Rick Murphy (Glenn) is approached to transport a sacred sword to Kyoto in order to restore it to its rightful owner, a master samurai, Toru Yoshida (Mifune). Apparently,
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Now On Blu-ray: Pray For Death, The Mutilator And Sheba, Baby From Arrow Video

Arrow Video continues its assault on pocketbooks on both sides of the Atlantic with its latest releases. We've taken a look at three of their recent Blu-ray discs for you. First up is Gordon Hessler's early '80s ninja classic, Pray for Death starring Sho Kosugi, then is the never before available on digital home video VHS shelf mainstay The Mutilator, directed by Buddy Cooper, finally we turn to director William Girdler for Aip era Pam Grier vehicle Sheba, Baby. All three are a lot of fun and deserve a spin, check out the details below!...

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Blu-ray Review – Pray For Death (1985)

Pray For Death, 1985.

Directed by Gordon Hessler.

Starring Shô Kosugi, James Booth, Donna Kei Benz, Robert Ito, Norman Burton, Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosugi, Charles Greuber, Matthew Faison and Parley Baer.

Synopsis:

A peaceful Japanese family move to the Us but fall foul of a crime syndicate, forcing the father to unleash his inner ninja.

“You should learn karate one day, Dad. You may need it” say the two young Saito boys Takeshi and Tomoya (Kane and Shane Kosugi respectively) to their father Akira (Shô Kosugi) during a play fight. However, the two children aren’t aware that their father isn’t just their boring businessman dad but really a highly skilled ninja warrior who carries around a lot of guilt after the death of his brother during a fight at the temple of his sensei Kaga (Robert Ito). Akira and his American-born wife Aiko (Donna Kei Benz) decide to move
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The Arrow: Revenge By Guns, By Swords (Sheba, Baby and Pray For Death)

A few weeks back, I watched Jack Hill’s Coffy for the first time. Being a fan of down-and-dirty revenge movies, especially those from the 1970s, I knew I’d probably like it. I was only familiar with Pam Grier as a… Continue Reading →

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Off The Shelf – Episode 78 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday, February 16th 2016

In this special episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, February 16th 2016.

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News Cannon Films Arrow Video – Limited Edition Update Time for another… And the customer of the week award goes… – Twilight Time Movies Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) and Thoughts on My First Twilight Time Purchase | Journeys in Darkness and Light Michael Collins Blu-ray Man Facing Southeast Blu-ray Something for Everyone Blu-ray Stryker Blu-ray The Astro-Zombies Blu-ray Criterion Announces May Titles Links The 33 Ambush Bay Amos & Andrew Beachhead Beat Street The Challenge Curse of the Faceless Man Death by Hanging Girls: Season 4 The Hitch Hike I Confess The Iron Giant The Kid Moonlight and Valentino The Mutilator My Science Project Mystery Date Pray For Death Sleep with Me Taviani Brothers Collection Trumbo The Vincent Price Collection III Credits Ryan Gallagher
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‘Pray For Death’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

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Stars: Shô Kosugi, James Booth, Donna Kei Benz, Norman Burton, Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosugi, Matthew Faison, Parley Baer, Robert Ito, Michael Constantine, Alan Amiel, Woody Watson | Written by James Booth | Directed by Gordon Hessler

Pray For Death was the second film – outside of the Ninja Trilogy – to feature Sho Kosugi in a lead role and is easily one of, if not the, best film Kosugi has ever made. The film sees Shô Kosugi star as Akira, a Japanese businessman who, jaded by his job and looking for a better life for his family, moves to America. He opens a restaurant with his wife and kids but his world is shattered when he stumbles upon the headquarters of a sinister gang, led by crime lord Limehouse Willie. Wrongfully accused of stealing a precious necklace, the gangsters begin a rampage of murder that takes the life of Akira’s wife and threatens
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‘Rage of Honor’ Blu-ray Review

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Stars: Sho Kosugi, Lewis Van Bergen, Robin Evans, Gerry Gibson, Charles Lucia, Richard Wiley, Carlos Estrada, Ulises Dumont, Theodore McNabney, Alan Amiel, Armando Capo | Written by Robert Short, Wallace C. Bennett | Directed by Gordon Hessler

As a kid who grew up in the video store there were a few staples in my cinematic diet – none more so than the VHS releases from Imperial and Trans World Entertainment. From chop-socky flicks featuring an incredibly young Jackie Chan, to the ninja films of Sho Kosugi, I could not get enough of the Far East fight action. However the death of VHS also saw the death of those types of films being freely available here in the UK. Sure you can go down the import route (which I did for a number of those dear-to-my-heart action movies of the early 80s) but there’s nothing quite like walking into a store and picking
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Win a Copy of Jersey Shore Massacre on Blu-ray

Ay, you! Listen up he'e, aight? In case yous din't know, Jersey Shore Massacre (review) will be on Blu-ray/DVD on the 26th. Tha's tamarra! Why not win a copy taday on us, sound sweet? You betcha ass it does. See what I'm sayin'?

To enter for your chance to win, just send us an email at contests@dreadcentral.com including your Full Name And Mailing Address. We’ll take care of the rest.

This contest will end on at 12:01 Am Pt on August 30th.

Paul Tarnopol directs. Danielle Dallacco, Angelica Boccella, Giovanni Roselli, Chris Lazzaro, Ron Jeremy, Sal Governale, Richard Christy, and Shawn C. Phillips star. Jenni Farley (Jwoww, "The Jersey Shore") executive produces the film, which is being released by Attack Entertainment.

Synopsis

When Teresa and the girls leave their suburban New Jersey salon for a weekend of sun and sin down the shore, they are blindsided
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Jersey Shore Massacre Chums the Waters with a Red Band Trailer

Heading to select theaters on August 22nd and Blu-ray/DVD on the 26th is Jersey Shore Massacre (review), and to follow up the trailer and clip we've shared with you already, today comes the flick's red band trailer.

Paul Tarnopol directs. Danielle Dallacco, Angelica Boccella, Giovanni Roselli, Chris Lazzaro, Ron Jeremy, Sal Governale, Richard Christy, and Shawn C. Phillips star. Jenni Farley (Jwoww, "The Jersey Shore") executive produces the film, which is being released by Attack Entertainment.

Synopsis

When Teresa and the girls leave their suburban New Jersey salon for a weekend of sun and sin down the shore, they are blindsided by a bizarre twist of events that catapult them from the sands of Seaside Heights to a secluded house deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Frightened by stories of the legendary Jersey Devil, the local population of Pineys, and a giant dim-witted neighbor, the girls eagerly return to Seaside Heights,
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New Exclusive Jersey Shore Massacre Clip Is Done With You

Faster than a speeding Guido! More powerful than a dab of Joico I-c-e Spiker hair gel! An Italian Flag! A gold chain! It's another look at the latest comedic slasher flick to come our way, Jersey Shore Massacre. Bada-bing, bada-boom, an exclusive clip's in the room, ya hear me?

Paul Tarnopol directs. Danielle Dallacco, Angelica Boccella, Giovanni Roselli, Chris Lazzaro, Nicole Rutigliano, and Christina Scaglione star. Jenni Farley (Jwoww, "The Jersey Shore") executive produces.

Synopsis

When Teresa and the girls leave their suburban New Jersey salon for a weekend of sun and sin down the shore, they are blindsided by a bizarre twist of events that catapult them from the sands of Seaside Heights to a secluded house deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Frightened by stories of the legendary Jersey Devil, the local population of Pineys, and a giant dim-witted neighbor, the girls eagerly return to Seaside Heights,
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New Jersey Shore Massacre Trailer Arrives! Smell the Hair Gel!

On tap right now is the trailer for the latest comedic slasher flick to come our way, Jersey Shore Massacre. Check it out and decide for yourself if this Guido and Guidette slaughter fest will do the trick in terms of a smile and a scream!

Paul Tarnopol directs. Danielle Dallacco, Angelica Boccella, Giovanni Roselli, Chris Lazzaro, Nicole Rutigliano, and Christina Scaglione star. Jenni Farley (Jwoww, "The Jersey Shore") executive produces.

Look for the film in theaters on August 22nd and on VOD on August 26th.

Synopsis

When Teresa and the girls leave their suburban New Jersey salon for a weekend of sun and sin down the shore, they are blindsided by a bizarre twist of events that catapult them from the sands of Seaside Heights to a secluded house deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Frightened by stories of the legendary Jersey Devil, the local population of Pineys,
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Badabing! Over a Dozen Images Swim in for the Jersey Shore Massacre

On tap right now is a slew of new eye candy for the latest comedic slasher flick to come our way, Jersey Shore Massacre. Some of the images are a bit spoilery, but something tells us you're not gonna care either way! Badaboom!

Paul Tarnopol directs. Danielle Dallacco, Angelica Boccella, Giovanni Roselli, Chris Lazzaro, Nicole Rutigliano, and Christina Scaglione star. Jenni Farley (Jwoww, "The Jersey Shore") executive produces.

Synopsis

When Teresa and the girls leave their suburban New Jersey salon for a weekend of sun and sin down the shore, they are blindsided by a bizarre twist of events that catapult them from the sands of Seaside Heights to a secluded house deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Frightened by stories of the legendary Jersey Devil, the local population of Pineys, and a giant dim-witted neighbor, the girls eagerly return to Seaside Heights, where they hook-up with five fist-pumping
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First Jersey Shore Massacre Artwork Promises a Deadly Situation

The first artwork for Jersey Shore Massacre has arrived, and we have it for you here. Sure, it probably would have fared better a couple of years ago, but as long as people die in vile ways, we'll give it a watch. Better late than never, right? Check it out if only for the look on the guy on the left's face!

Paul Tarnopol directs. Danielle Dallacco, Angelica Boccella, Giovanni Roselli, Chris Lazzaro, Nicole Rutigliano, and Christina Scaglione star. Jenni Farley (Jwoww, "The Jersey Shore") executive produces.

Synopsis

When Teresa and the girls leave their suburban New Jersey salon for a weekend of sun and sin down the shore, they are blindsided by a bizarre twist of events that catapult them from the sands of Seaside Heights to a secluded house deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Frightened by stories of the legendary Jersey Devil, the local population of Pineys,
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Jwoww Gearing Up for a Jersey Shore Massacre

Ever flip through the channels, come across an episode of "The Jersey Shore," and say to yourself, "Man, how I wish some lunatic would show up and just decimate all of these people"? Yep, we're right there with ya, and hopefully our wish is about to come true.

From the Press Release

Jenni Farley, best known as "Jwoww" from the MTV hit series "Jersey Shore," has signed on to executive produce the horror comedy Jersey Shore Massacre. The film stars Danielle Dallacco, Sal Governale, Richard Christy, Bigfoot, and Ron Jeremy.

Spy Global Media will release Jersey Shore Massacre, written and directed by Paul Tarnopol, in theaters and on VOD in June 2014.

Jersey Shore Massacre explores a day in the life of Teresa (Danielle Dallacco) and her girlfriends when they leave their suburban New Jersey salon for a weekend of sun and sin down the shore. The girls hook up with
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Director Gordon Hessler Dead at 83 – Worked with Vincent Price and Ray Harryhausen

Gordon Hessler passed away in his sleep January 19th at the age of 83. An underrated horror director, Hessler cut his teeth on the Hitchcock Presents TV show then helmed several genuinely creepy and atmospheric British films. He worked with Vincent Price three times, all with scripts by Christopher Wicking; Scream & Scream Again (1970) was an outrageous sci-fi/horror hybrid that presented a berserk view of swinging 60′s London (and also starred Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee). Cry Of The Banshee (1970) was gritty and mean-spirited featuring Price as a sadistic monarch with an intense hatred of witchcraft and a sardonic sense of macabre. The Oblong Box (1969 – co-starring Chris Lee) was a dark and moody tale of voodoo, body snatching, medical experiments, brotherly betrayal, and being buried alive.

Hessler’s Murders In The Rue Morgue was like a Vincent Price movie without Price (it starred Herbert Lom and Jason Robards). It mixed Poe
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Q & A with Sheldon Lettich By Marco A. S. Freitas (Guest Post)

Born in the Big Apple in january of 1951, Sheldon Lettich moved with his family to the West Coast at a young age. After finishing High School, he joined the Marine Corps, serving his country for four years, one of them as a Radio Operator in Vietnam.

Partially based upon his experiences in Southeast Asia, he co-authored Tracers, a play seen in the Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and London stages, to great acclaim; It subsequently won the prestigious Drama Desk and L.A. Drama Critics Awards.

The writing of screenplays seemed like a natural progression and his writing eventually began attracting the attention of many Hollywood producers.

Since then, Lettich has become known as expert in testosterone-driven action extravaganzas, many of the films starring some of the silver screen´s best-loved slugfest protagonists: Sylvester Stallone (Sheldon shared screenwriting credit with Sly in the third cinematic episode of the Rambo series,
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