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Galaxy of Terror Review

Posted by Josh Samford On June - 30 - 2010
Ahh! Sorry folks, I meant to post this up last week but unfortunately I had so much stuff going on that I couldn’t get to it. I’ll make up for it though! I should have the review for Forbidden World up very soon! Also, take a look at the website because things they are a-changing up around here!

The Plot: When a spacestation is picked up on the radar and is found to be entirely lifeless, another group of space pioneers are sent out to find any possible survivors and bring them back. As one could possibly guess at this point, things don’t run so smooth once the ship lands on this desolate landscape. In the midst of this giant rubble covered planet is a massive pyramid shaped object that has some form of mystic power. The group slowly starts to dwindle down as each and every member has their own nightmares and worst fears come to life. The group quickly splits in parts, as their squad leader goes on a power trip and all logic seems to be fleeting. Will this group learn to pair up and not let their fears get the better of them, or will these nightmarish creatures take them all?


Death Race 2000 Review

Posted by Josh Samford On May - 27 - 2010
It took me a little longer than I expected, as I had to go through the many special features on the disc, but here is my review for Death Race 2000 at long last! I hope it is enjoyed!

The Plot: In the year 2000 the world has made a turn for the more violent side. The president no longer lives within the country and instead rules from afar. The worldwide media has taken on a fanatical obsession with the Transcontinental Road Race that leads contestants across America in a homicidal race for worldwide recognition and fame. While making this trip contestants are encouraged to score points by running down any bystandards who stand in their way. Along for the ride is “Machine Gun” Joe Viterbo (Sylvester Stallone), “Calamity” Jane Kelly (Mary Woronov), Nero “The Hero” (Martin Kove), Matilda “The Hun” (Roberta Collins) and the returning champion: Frankenstein (David Carradine). Frankenstein is said to have lost the majority of his body parts during previous races and is now more machine than man. Placed with a new navigator named Annie Smith (Simone Griffeth), Frankenstein will have to deal with both his opponents in the race as well as Annie who is an undercover agent for the rebel movement against Mr. President.


Roger Corman Cult Classic Releases!

Posted by Josh Samford On March - 26 - 2010
No name in the cinematic phone book quite epitomizes the word American Cult quite like that of Roger Corman. The man has produced a true cacophony of cheaply made but well loved works that have established themselves throughout the cinematic landscape, and the good people at Shout Factory are doing the world a service and re-releasing a good number of films from his catalog. You have probably already heard about this, as the company has been heavily promoting their new Roger Corman Cult Classic series, but we now have some release information!

First up is The Ramones vehicle Rock & Roll High School which is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary with a special edition DVD and Bluray release! The special features are listed as such:
* New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.85:1)
* Special Introduction And “Thank You” From Director Allan Arkush
* Audio Commentary With Director Allan Arkush, Producer Mike Finnell And Screenwriter Richard Whitley
* Audio Commentary With Roger Corman And Dey Young
* New Audio Commentary With Director Allan Arkush, P.J. Soles And Clint * Howard
* Back To School: A Retrospective Including All-New Interviews With Allan Arkush, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Dey Young, Marky Ramone And More . . .
* Staying After Class: A Roundtable Interview With P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten And Dey Young
* Interview With Roger Corman Conducted By Leonard Maltin
* New Interview With Director Allan Arkush Including A Look At Rare, Behind-The-Scenes Stills From His Personal Collection
* Audio Outtakes From The Roxy – Audio Recording Of The Ramones Shooting The Final Scene
* Original Radio Ads And TV Spots
* Original Theatrical Trailer
* Original Theatrical Trailer With Commentary By writer/director/actor Eli Roth Courtesy Of Trailers from Hell.
* Additional Roger Corman Trailers
* And more TBA!



Also being released on DVD is the Punk rock study from Penelope Spheeris, Suburbia. Well regarded, this should turn out to be a worthy purchase as well! Special features look like so:

* New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.85:1)

* Audio Commentary With Director Penelope Spheeris

* Audio Commentary With Producer Bert Dragin And Cast Members Jennifer Clay And Christina Beck

* Still Gallery

* Trailers


Keep your eyes peeled to Varied Celluloid, as we’ll be covering quite a few films from the Roger Corman Cult Classics series!




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