New Releases for November 8!

New Release Tuesday! Bogart in 4K, furry aliens, dystopian reality TV, gay cowboys, and much more!

AFTER THE MURDER OF ALFRED LIMA (2019)

Paul Lima has spent over a decade seeking justice for his slain father, Albert. Though convicted, Albert’s murderer has remained free in Honduras. Frustrated with the failings of the legal system, Paul takes the unorthodox, and highly dangerous, step of hiring two bounty hunters to track down the killer and finally make him pay. This riveting and at times darkly comedic thriller explores both the importance of family and the myriad dangers of taking the law into your own hands. (DVD)

AMITYVILLE CURSE (1990)

An unseen assailant murders a priest in his confessional. The church is closed. Years later the house is up for sale and Debbie and Frank purchase it. Debbie is strangely drawn to the house because it reminds her of her dreams. (BLU-RAY)

AQUA TEEN FOREVER: PLANTASM (2022)

Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm features everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens: the brainy Frylock, the mouthy Master Shake, the loveable Meatwad, and everyone’s favorite perverted neighbor, Carl, as they split up then get back together to fight everyone’s favorite corporate overlord, Amazin, led by everyone’s favorite tech mogul, Neil (voiced by everyone’s favorite Peter Serafinowicz) and his trusty scientist sidekick, Elmer (Paul Walter Hauser, who is everyone’s favorite). (BLU-RAY)

AUDREY ROSE (1977)

Master filmmaker Robert Wise began his career with horror classics The Curse of the Cat People and The Body Snatcher for producer Val Lewton. His career would go on to include westerns, thrillers, science fiction and musicals, earning him two Academy Awards for Best Director. In 1963 he returned to his Lewtonian roots with the classic ghost story The Haunting; in 1977 he returned once more with the supernatural thriller Audrey Rose.

All Bill and Jane Templeton wish for is a quiet, peaceful life with their 11-year-old daughter Ivy. But their dreams turn to nightmares as Ivy is besieged first by terrifying ‘memories’ of events that never occurred… and then by a mysterious stranger who stalks her every move, and claims that Ivy was in fact his daughter in another life.

Released in the wake of The Exorcist and The Omen, Audrey Rose is an intelligent, heartfelt drama that approaches its subject with an open mind and seriousness of intent that caught many off guard but typifies Wise’s previous genre forays. Sensitively played by a sterling cast at the top of their game, this underseen gem deserves a place on the shelf of any fan of classic horror. (BLU-RAY)

BLOOD DELIRIUM (1988)

Saint Simon, a deranged and manic painter, believes that he is the reincarnation of Vincent van Gogh. When his beautiful wife dies unexpectedly, Simon suffers an emotional breakdown and insists that his necrophiliac butler, Hermann, help remove her corpse from the cemetery and bring it back to his castle to help him retain his creativity; placing the body on display inside of a hidden crypt. Still struggling with his art, Simon soon meets a young woman named Sybille, who bears a striking resemblance to his late wife, and lures her back to the castle with the intention of making her into his new muse. Trapped inside, Sybille must find a way to escape the horrors taking place within the castle walls, as Simon has recently discovered that human blood may hold the key to unlocking his true creative potential. (BLU-RAY)

BLOOD HUNTER (1996)

A vampire living in rural Kentucky takes a bite out of crime. (BLU-RAY)

BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES: SERIES 8 (2014)

In Brokenwood, New Zealand, the residents live a bucolic existence amid picturesque scenery and small-town camaraderie. But the peace of this seemingly quiet country town is frequently pierced by fatal passions. Stepping in to solve these mystifying murders are unconventional DSS Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea); his by-the-book partner, Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland); and newcomer DC Daniel Chalmers (Jarod Rawiri), who’s eager to learn the ropes. In Series 8, the droll team of detectives investigate a dying woman placed inside an Egyptian sarcophagus, a musician seemingly killed by sound, a neighborly dispute turned deadly, the world champion of the curious sport of spoofing found impaled on a fountain, a cowgirl gunned down over a gold feud, and the possibility of Brokenwood’s first serial killer. (DVD)

CASABLANCA (1943)

The romantic lovers’ triangle between the impossible heroic Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), his beautiful wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) and her ex-lover, cynical American Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), is still the same old story, but it’s never looked better! (BLU-RAY + 4KULTRAHD)

CHRISTMAS CRUELTY! (2013)

We follow a serial killer and his victims as they all prepare for Christmas in their own ways. This year it doesn’t matter if you have been naughty or nice, Santa is coming to town no matter what, and he knows where you live. (DVD)

CUTTER’S WAY (1981)

Alex Cutter (John Heard) came back from war minus an eye, a leg and an arm and mad as hell. He lacks direction, drinks too much and abuses his wife (Lisa Eichhorn). One night his friend Richard Bone (Jeff Bridges) witnesses someone dumping something in an alley; it turns out to be the body of a young girl. When Cutter hears about it, he embarks on a crusade to expose the killer, enlisting the help of the murdered girl’s sister. Bone reluctantly joins them. Are they right or are they in search of their white whale? (BLU-RAY)

DACHRA (2018)

An investigation into witchcraft leads a trio of journalism students to a mysterious town marked by sinister rituals. Inspired by true events. (BLU-RAY)

DEATHCEMBER (2019)

A collection of 24 films that take a look at the dark side of the festive season. 24 international directors with the most diverse ideas and styles; linked by short animated segments that deal with the Advent calendar itself. (BLU-RAY)

DIG (2015)

A widowed father and his daughter at a construction demolition job in the desert are taken hostage by a dangerous couple desperate to retrieve what lies beneath the property. (DVD)

DISCOVERY OF WITCHES: SEASON 3 (2018)

In the final season of A Discovery of Witches, Matthew and Diana return from their trip to 1590 to find tragedy has occurred at Sept-Tours. They must locate the missing pages from the Book of Life—and the Book itself—before it’s too late. But their enemies are gearing up against them, and a monster from Matthew’s past has been lying in wait to return for revenge. (DVD)

DON’T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS (1984)

It’s just days before Christmas in London, but not everyone is full of good cheer – as a maniac with a pathological hatred of Santa Claus stalks the streets, butchering any man that’s unlucky enough to be wandering around dressed as Old Saint Nick. Not restricting themself to any one method of murder, this twisted killer dishes out stabbings, gunshots, a castration, and even burns the face of one poor Santa on his own roasting chestnuts! As the bodies of slaughtered Father Christmases pile up, Chief Inspector Harris finds himself under increasing pressure to crack the case before the holiday is canceled for good! (BLU-RAY)

EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY (1988) (VESTRON COLLECTOR’S SERIES)

Three furry aliens on a long space voyage become very excited when they pickup a wayward broadcast signal. The titillating images are of hairless shapely creatures called “women.” They follow the signal to Earth and wind up crashing into the swimming pool of one of these ‘creatures,’ Valerie. Soon the irresistible aliens become the talk of the town and cause all sorts of havoc. One of the aliens, Mac, falls in love only to have his heart broken. After fixing their ship, they prepare to leave. As they say their goodbyes, Valerie has an epiphany that surprises everyone — even herself! (BLU-RAY)

ENFORCER, THE (2022)

Dreaded Miami mob muscle Cuda (Antonio Banderas) never questioned his actions over the years as he shored up the criminal enterprise of his cunning boss (Kate Bosworth). That changed after he befriended a runaway teenage girl-and learned that she’d been targeted for talent as his employer branched into cybersex trafficking. Will he be the one walking away after the final confrontation? (DVD)

GOOD GRIEF: SEASONS 1&2 (2021)

Two very different sisters inherit a funeral home – and its eccentric employees – from their koro. While Ellie is determined to uphold her grandfather’s legacy, Gwen can’t wait to get to Bali and become a DJ. Can they figure out their lives while staring death in the face? (DVD)

GRAND JETE (2022)

In order to concentrate on her career, a ballet teacher lives estranged from her young son, who grew up with her mother. When she meets him again after years, an affection develops that goes far beyond maternal love. (BLU-RAY)

GREAT KIDNAPPING (1973)

A small town in Northern Italy lives in terror of a local gang who specialize in the kidnapping of wealthy young men. The gang operates with impunity as parents often pay ransoms immediately, which has lead Police Commissioner Jovine (Lee J. Cobb, 12 Angry Men) to resign in frustration. His incoming replacement Cardone (Enrico Maria Salerno) insists the gangsters must be resisted, declaring he will never give into their demands at any cost. Despite striking back at the gang in several operations, Cardone’s methods are continually challenged as indiscriminately violent by District Attorney Aloisi (Jean Sorel, The Day of the Jackal). Undeterred, further major arrests seem to only prove Cardone correct. But as Cardone continues to brush up against the town’s ruling web of corruption, he risks losing his family, and himself, to his war on crime. When his own son is kidnapped by the gang, Cardone must decide how much he is willing to sacrifice for his principals. Cinematography by Riccardo Pallottini (Castle of Blood). Soundtrack by Stelvio Cipriani (Rabid Dogs). (BLU-RAY)

HOLIDAY (2018)

The trophy girlfriend leaves the sidelines to take center stage in a story that looks sun-kissed, fun, and sexy until the tables are turned much like it’s central character. Young and beautiful Sascha discovers her dream life of recklessness and fun comes at a price when she is welcomed into the family of her drug-lord-boyfriend at his holiday villa in the port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera. (DVD)

I LOVE MY DAD (2022)

Chuck (PATTON OSWALT) is an estranged father who desperately wants to reconnect with his son, Franklin. Blocked on social media and concerned for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates the girl of his dreams online and starts checking in with Franklin. But things begin to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary girl, as Chuck has inadvertently catfished his own son. (DVD)

IN THE SOUP (1992)

Fade In: A rundown New York apartment. We find Adolpho Rollo (Steve Buscemi) and his 500 page script. Tortured by self-doubt, financial ruin, and unrequited passion for his next door neighbor (Jennifer Beals), Adolpho places an ad offering his mammoth screenplay to the highest bidder. Enter Joe (Seymour Cassel) a fast-talking shyster who promises to produce the film but has his own unique ideas regarding film financing. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival, director Alexandre Rockwell’s absurd and wonderful comedy features a once-in-a-lifetime performance by Cassel and hilarious support from an amazing cast including Sam Rockewll, Stanley Tucci, Will Patton, Debi Mazar, Jim Jarmusch, and Carol Kane.  (BLU-RAY)

INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE (2022)

Alain (Alain Chabat, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) and Marie (Léa Drucker, War of the Worlds) are a middle-aged bourgeois couple who move to their new house in a quiet suburb. A key feature of their new abode that the estate agent points out to them is a mysterious tunnel in the basement. Little do they realise that it will turn their lives upside down… (BLU-RAY)

INTREGALDE (2021)

With Christmas approaching, a trio of humanitarian volunteers crisscrossed the Transylvanian woods in their SUV, self-satisfiedly dropping food and goods to needy villagers. Happening upon a disoriented, wandering senior, their decision to give him a lift to his asserted destination left them stuck in a ditch with night approaching… and finding the limits of their altruism. (DVD)

IT TAKES THREE (2021)

John Hughes spin on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story. When Chris, the coolest guy in school discovers that Roxy sees through his popularity and good looks, he enlists Cy to reverse catfish her-letting him take over his social media accounts to add substance to his style. Signals are crossed, hearts are broken, but in this post-modern rom-com, nothing turns as you’d expect. (DVD)

MISS SCARLET & THE DUKE: SEASON 2 (2020)

Victorian London would have deemed it unacceptable that willful Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips) continue to operate her father’s detective agency after his passing. With no other options for her maintenance, though, she had to make a business partner out of her dad’s onetime protégé-coarse, womanizing Scotland Yard DI William “the Duke” Wellington (Stuart Martin). (DVD)

MOON OF THE WOLF (1972)

Strange events have been going on in the small Louisiana town of Marsh Island. Local residents are shocked when the body of a young woman is discovered mutilated in a nearby swamp. Sheriff Aaron Whitaker is convinced he is dealing with a murderer like any other, however some of the more superstitious locals think there may be a supernatural explanation. As more bodies begin turning up, it becomes evident that the Sheriff may in fact be hunting a mythological creature known as a lycanthrope, or in other words, a werewolf! With the help of a prominent socialite named Lousie, Sheriff Whitaker must uncover the identity of whomever or whatever is responsible for the killings before the next full moon claims another victim. (BLU-RAY)

NUN AND THE DEVIL (1973)

Directed by Domenico Paolella (The Prey/The Story of a Cloistered Nun), The Nun and the Devil AKA Le Monache di Sant’Arcangelo is a headily erotic tale of seduction and persecution detailing the sinful practices which spill out of a 16th century convent. When the psychotically ambitious Sister Julia (Anna Heywood) vies to take the place of a dying Mother Superior by any means possible, other inmates start to lose their way, indulging in heterosexual flings and lesbian coupling. But things take a nasty turn when the nuns are subjected to a violent inquisition and their existence becomes one of torture and degradation. (BLU-RAY)

PACT, THE (2013)

Andrea Graves inherits her grandmother’s nineteenth century beachfront house. Referred to by the locals as the “Charnel House”, she soon finds that this seemingly innocuous homestead hides a cavalcade of ominous and spectral secrets. Andrea discovers a haunted mirror which seems to act as a portal to the afterworld and soon, the ghosts of the past begin to haunt her in the present. As the undead begin to lay siege upon the house, her only hope for salvation is to surrender to the spirits and fulfill The Pact! (BLU-RAY)

PEACEFUL (2021)

A son (Benoît Magimel) in denial of a serious illness. A mother (Catherine Deneuve) facing the unbearable. And between them a doctor (Gabriel Sara) and a nurse (Cécile de France) fighting to do their job and help them find acceptance. The four of them have one year and four seasons to come together and understand what it means to die while living Writer and director Emmanuelle Bercot initially set out to explore the undying connection between a mother and her child, but through a chance encounter with Dr. Gabriel Sara, a dedicated cancer specialist who plays himself, the story of Peaceful unfolds like the stages of grief itself. Bercot chose to combine the realistic with the philosophical in this devastatingly beautiful tragedy, that leans on Sara’s real-life experiences and Magimel’s transformative performance, which earned him the2022 Cesar Award for Best Actor (French Oscars), to convey the slow and poignant loosening of the mortal coil. (DVD)

POWER OF THE DOG (2021) (CRITERION)

Jane Campion returns to the kind of mythic frontier landscape—pulsating with both freedom and menace—that she previously traversed in The Piano in order to plumb the masculine psyche in The Power of the Dog, set against the desolate plains of 1920s Montana and adapted by the filmmaker from Thomas Savage’s novel. After a sensitive widow (Kirsten Dunst) and her enigmatic, fiercely loving son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) move in with her gentle new husband (Jesse Plemons), a tense battle of wills plays out between them and his brutish brother (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose frightening volatility conceals a secret torment, and whose capacity for tenderness, once reawakened, may offer him redemption or spell his destruction. Campion, who won an Academy Award for her direction here, charts the repressed desire and psychic violence coursing among these characters with the mesmerizing control of a master at the height of her powers. (DVD, BLU-RAY + 4KULTRAHD)

PVT CHAT (2020)

A lonely internet gambler in New York City becomes obsessed with a seductive webcam model from San Francisco. He soon embarks on a quest to see if their emotional connection is real — or if he’s just being taken for a ride. (BLU-RAY)

RUNNING MAN (1987)

Set in a dystopic 2017 Los Angeles—now a police state in the wake of the global economy’s total collapse. “The Running Man” is the hottest-rated reality competition series, where condemned criminals are given a chance for freedom by running through a gauntlet of heavily armed killers known as “Stalkers.” When an ex-cop (Schwarzenegger) is wrongly convicted of a violent crime, he finds himself on the series in the company of other prisoner “contestants.” Based on the story by Stephen King (written under his pseudonym Richard Bachman), The Running Man features an unforgettably motley supporting cast, including Yaphet Kotto, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura, Toru Tanaka, Mick Fleetwood, Dweezil Zappa and Richard Dawson. (4K ULTRA HD)

SHE WILL (2021)

An aging film star retreats to the Scottish countryside with her nurse to recover from surgery. While there, mysterious forces of revenge emerge from the land where witches were burned. (DVD)

SHOCK-O-RAMA VIDEO PARTY (1964)

In the 1990s, Something Weird Video hypnotized a generation of movie maniacs by unearthing the most radically surreal genre films of all time—all via the magic of VHS. SHOCK-O-RAMA VIDEO PARTY is a hallucinogenic tribute to those cathode-tube-fueled days. Featuring four regional horror-blasts—preserved from the original Something Weird S-VHS masters, as the film elements have been lost—this collection serves as a time machine to a beloved era in home video history. (BLU-RAY)

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986)

In the dozen years since the original massacre, countless more people have vanished without a trace and, despite fears from the locals that Leatherface and his family of cannibals have resumed their murderous ways, the police seem disinterested in looking into the disappearances. But everything changes when a couple of yuppies are attacked by Leatherface while calling into a local radio show hosted by DJ Vanita “Stretch” Brock, thus blasting their ghastly murders over the airways. Fed up with the inaction from local law enforcement, ex-lawman Lt. “Lefty” Enright decides to go rogue and sets out into Texas Hill Country in a bid to finally put an end to the terror which has been gripping his community. Meanwhile, Leatherface sets his sights, and chainsaw, on Stretch… (BLU-RAY + 4KULTRAHD)

VILLAINS (2019)

After a pair of amateur criminals break into a suburban home, they stumble upon a dark secret that two sadistic homeowners will do anything to keep from getting out. (BLU-RAY)

VORTEX (2021)

Having debuted to widespread acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, it focuses on an elderly couple (played by Françoise Lebrun and Dario Argento) who spend their days in a Paris apartment. Both love and care for each other, but are grappling with the early stages of dementia. Presented in split-screen, we follow the couple as they go about their daily routines both together and alone. (BLU-RAY)

WHAT’S UP CONNECTION (1990)

A family in Hong Kong win multiple holiday prizes at the same time. We follow the oldest son on his trip to Japan, where he meets a Japanese tour guide and an eccentric thief. They accompany him back to Hong Kong, only to discover that property developers are trying to coerce his family from their home to make way for a new skyscraper. (BLU-RAY)

WITCH 2: THE OTHER ONE (2022)

Sequel to the popular Korean action-thriller THE WITCH: SUBVERSION: After a mysterious girl emerges as the sole survivor of a bloody raid on the research facility behind the top-secret Witch Program, she is rescued by a couple who understands the grave danger the girl now faces. However, as the assassins tasked with locating and silencing the girl move ever closer, the lives of all three fall under increasingly great peril. (DVD)

ZEROGRAD (1988)

Very Kafkaesque and absurdist Russian satire. An engineer arrives at a town to fix their air conditioner, comes up against a wall of beaurocracy and things that don’t work and soon finds he cannot leave. Strange things happen, like a nude secretary, and being offered a pastry in the shape of his head by a suicidal chef, and then he somehow gets entangled in a local fight between Soviet traditionalists and people that want rock’n’roll. (BLU-RAY)

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