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Angel Guts: High School Co-Ed

Posted by Josh Samford On February - 25 - 2013

Angel Guts: High School Co-Ed (1978)
Director: Chusei Sone
Writers: Toshiharu Ikeda, Takashi Ishii, and Ryuusaku Shinsui
Starring: Tatsuma Higuchi, Kenji Kasai, Megu Kawashima, and Machiko Ohtani



The Plot: Angel Guts: High School Co-Ed follows around a trio of bikers led by a rough and tumble young man named Kawashima. The gang is notorious for their brutal ways, and on average their day consists of attempted murder, rape, and whatever other foul deeds they manage to come up with. However, things begin to go awry for the group whenever Kawashima begins to develop a conscience. Between his little sister Megu, who is beginning to enter into adulthood, and his developing feelings for the group’s latest victim, a girl named Nami, Kawashima is actually beginning to leave behind his sociopathic ways. However, his partners aren’t feeling the exact same way – and a brutal conflict is stirring on the streets. Can Kawashima simply drop his former lifestyle, or will he pay for all of his wrongdoings?


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Watcher in the Attic

Posted by Josh Samford On February - 23 - 2013

Watcher in the Attic (1976)
Director: Noboru Tanaka
Writers: Edogawa Rampo (story) and Akio Ido
Starring: Junko Miyashita, Hiroshi Osa, and Renji Ishibashi



The Plot: In 1923 Tokyo, Lady Minako (Junko Miyashita) is the owner of a boarding house that receives numerous very strange tenants. Amongst the numerous characters floating in and out of the boarding house is Goda (Renji Ishibashi), a voyeur of the highest order. Goda hides away in the attic, watching everything that goes on through tiny holes in the ceiling. During one of Goda’s various evenings spent spying on Minako, he catches her in the process of committing murder. This leads to an unhealthy obsession for Goda and the remainder of the film shows him trying to impress Minako. What follows is a dark and disturbing tale of morbid infatuation that seems to spiral further and further down.


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Wife to Be Sacrificed

Posted by Josh Samford On February - 21 - 2013

Wife to Be Sacrificed (1974)
Director: Masaru Konuma
Writers: Yōzō Tanaka
Starring: Naomi Tani, Nagatoshi Sakamoto, and Terumi Azuma



The Plot: Makiko (Naomi Tani) is a middle-aged domesticated woman who has her world turned upside down when she runs into her estranged husband, Kunisada (Nagatoshi Sakamoto), who is sitting on the roadside watching a pre-pubescent girl urinate at the time of their re-acquaintance. It is inferred that he has kidnapped this little girl, and later the little girl turns up looking for Makiko because her “uncle” has disappeared. Makiko turns the girl over to the police and later the cops return to Makiko asking for information on Kunisada. It seems that Kunisada went missing three years ago after being arrested for sexual advances on a high school girl. The psychotic Kunisada isn’t done yet, though, as he follows Makiko one day and kidnaps the poor woman so that he can bring her to the mountains and perform numerous degrading sexual acts with her. Kunisada eventually brings another couple into his den of sexual horrors and the rest of the film will detail their attempts to survive.


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Futureworld coming to Bluray March 26th

Posted by Josh Samford On February - 16 - 2013

Futureworld coming to Bluray on March 26th

In news that you can file under “SUPER DUPER AWESOME,” Shout! Factory have announced their plans to bring the Sci-Fi title Futureworld into their Bluray library. The sequel to the classic Westworld, which featured Yul Brynner as a cybernetic cowboy who stalks some poor soul who is given a private tour of the insane “Westworld” theme park, this sequel has been on my to-watch pile for some time. Now it seems that I will be able to find an ideal version when it comes time to give the movie its due. Featuring Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, and Yul Brynner, Futureworld will be released in just a little over a month from now. For now, here is the plot synopsis and some specs.
“Do you remember that disaster at Delos a few years ago when the “Westworld” robots went out of control and killed a few guests? Well, the entire resort has now been rebuilt and redesigned to be completely fail-safe.

To combat the lingering adverse publicity, Duffy, the Delos representative, has offered the IMC Communication Network exclusive rights to the “new” Delos story. Tracy Ballard (Blythe Danner), the network’s top commentator, has been assigned the story with Chuck Browning (Peter Fonda), the newspaper reporter who broke the original “Westworld” disaster story. But as Tracy and Chuck’s private tour starts, they get the feeling the entire resort might not be as safe as Delos thinks…”


Special Features
–Theatrical Trailer
–Radio Spots
–Still Gallery


You can pre-order the Bluray via amazon.com right now

Storage 24 hitting DVD/Bluray on March 12th

Posted by Josh Samford On February - 16 - 2013

Storage 24 coming to DVD/Bluray on March 12th

This looks like an interesting one! An updated monster movie set in contemporary London using, what appears to be at least, a decent amount of physical FX work. Magnet has apparently picked up the rights to the movie and will be dropping in on March 12th. The disc also looks like it will be packed with special features, so color me intrigued. The plot synopsis is as follows:

London is in chaos. A military cargo plane has crashed leaving its highly classified contents strewn across the city. Completely unaware London is in lockdown, Charlie (Noel Clarke) and Shelley (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), accompanied by best friends Mark (Colin O’Donoghue) and Nikki (Laura Haddock), are at Storage 24 dividing up their possessions after a recent break-up. Suddenly, the power goes off. Trapped in a dark maze of endless corridors, a mystery predator is hunting them one by one. In a place designed to keep things in, how do you get out?


Special Features:
–Feature Commentary
–Creature Development
–Featurette
–Production Design & Costume Featurette
–Music & Sound Design Featurette
–On Set Featurette
–Video Blogs
–A Day In the Life Of: Clarke & O’Donoghue
–Scene Commentaries
–Deleted Scenes
–Photo Gallery


LINKS:
Official Website * Official Facebook




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