Thursday, November 27, 2014

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon Strikes Back!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Just a heads up for anyone who didn't already know; because last year's MST3K Turkey Day Marathon was a big success (apart from that one random commenter who kept writing racist rants in the comments section) Shout! is doing it again! 6 episodes, with brand new intros from Joel Hodgson starting today at 12 noon ET / 9 am PT.

They've been testing the stream out all night with an endless loop of Manos, so click play below, or go directly to the YouTube page to enjoy the marathon before and after an awkward and gluttonous 2 o'clock in the afternoon dinner with family members you see a couple of times a year. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Vinegar Syndrome's Highlight Releases For The First Half of 2015

Vinegar Syndrome has just announced the official word on several of their most anticipated 2015 releases. From Facebook:

After much speculation, email queries and online rumors, here's the official word on our highlight releases in the first half of 2015:

January will bring a limited-edition blu-ray of SEX WORLD, two Hyapatia Lee films RIBALD TALES OF CANTERBURY & TASTY and a couple of our most requested Tobalina titles.

In February we'll be releasing our final Wakefield Poole disc, a loaded 2-DVD set of his two San Francisco films, TAKE ONE and MOVING, along with a crazy assortment of extras.

Then in March, Jim Bryan's cult classic, DON'T GO IN THE WOODS will be making its blu-ray debut, in a new 2K restoration from the 35mm interpositive (expect more awesome weirdness from the mind of Mr. Bryan later in the year). Also another Cirio Santiago film THE MUTHERS!

In April, DEMONOID will finally be hitting the streets for its first official release since the 1980s! We're including both cuts of the film as well as some other cool extra features.

Finally, in May, one of our most requested titles, MADMAN, will be coming to blu-ray in a beautiful new 4K scan and restoration from the 35mm camera negative!

Also be on the lookout for rarities from Alex deRenzy, Bob Chinn, and much more

Monday, November 03, 2014

Synapse To Release Creature From Black Lake

Independent U.S. distributors Synapse Films confirmed today that they will bring to Blu-ray Jim McCullough's Creature from Black Lake (1978), starring Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, and Dennis Fimple. The release is expected to arrive on the U.S. market in 2015 after restoration work is completed.

Some fishermen are attacked in the Louisiana swamps. When the word gets out of a mysterious Bigfoot-type creature, two researchers come to a small town to study and hopefully discover what the beast is. Their research from some farmers help the two men to learn that the creature may be a very angry and murderous missing link.

This is a very exciting out-of-nowhere announcement from Synapse. I have the DVD from Hollywood Entertainment (whatever that is) that I got for $2 but I've put off watching it for a long time 0because the picture quality is so poor. Glad I waited.

Scream Factory's February Retro Titles Now Up For Preorder

Pre-order links for all of our February retro titles are now live on our site at which includes:

- LOVE AT FIRST BITE & ONCE BITTEN Blu-ray double feature. (Streets 2/10 nationwide but ships two weeks early when you order directly through us.) No extras announced at this time but we can confirm now that LOVE AT FIRST BITE has the reinstated Alicia Bridges song "I Love the Nightlife", which was left off the prior DVD release! Order at
- VAMPIRE'S KISS & HIGH SPIRITS Blu-ray double feature (Streets 2/10 nationwide but ships two weeks early when you order directly through us.) No extras announced at this time. Order at

- FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM Blu-ray (Streets 2/17) No extras announced at this time. Order at

- NEW YEAR’S EVIL Blu-ray (Streets 2/24 nationwide but ships two weeks early when you order directly through us). No extras announced at this time. Order at
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Highest Rated Chiller Original Film Animal Coming From Scream

Get ready for us to unleash terror in the new year. The newly-acquired ANIMAL will attack both on DVD & Blu-ray on 2/17/15.

This terrifying 2014 horror film about a blood-thirsty predator in the woods stars Joey Lauren Adams (Dazed and Confused, Chasing Amy) and comes courtesy of Executive Producers Drew Barrymore (yes, that Drew Barrymore) and Nancy Juvoven. It recently premiered in October to huge ratings on Chiller TV and was the network’s highest-rated original movie ever to date. Check out the widely-seen trailer at

Extras will be announced by the end of the year. You can pre-order ANIMAL now at

I understand why Scream is releasing these Chiller movies, and I'm not bitching about it, but I honestly haven't really dug the three previous Chiller movies that I've seen (Dead Souls, Chilling Visions and Beneath). That said, I thought Animal was actually pretty decent. Not great, or very good even, but it's a decent enough time killer with a pretty cool (though rather derivative) creature and some fairly gruesome attack scenes. Plus, you get to ogle the extremely hot Elizabeth Gillies in an inappropriately skimpy outfit that gets skimpier is the movie progresses.


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