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    Released by: The Film Detective
    Released on: July 29th, 2020.
    Director: Phil Goldstone
    Cast Zita Johann, John Miljan, Alan Dinehart, Paul Cavanagh, Claire Du Brey
    Year: 1933
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    The Sin Of Nora Moran – Movie Review:

    Phil Goldstone’s The Sin Of Nora Moran, which was written
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    by Published on 08-09-2020 09:17 AM
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    Released by: Casa Negra
    Released on: June 27th, 2006.
    Director: Rafael Baledón
    Cast: Rosa Arenas, Abel Salazar, Rita Macedo, Carlos López Moctezuma, Enrique Lucero
    Year: 1963
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    The Curse Of The Crying Woman – Movie Review:

    Produced by Churubusca Azteca Studios and shown theatrically in its native Mexico 1963 (then later picked up by American International for television distribution later in 1965), Rafael Baledón’s La Maldicion de le Llorna , or The Curse Of The Crying Woman, is a surprisingly atmospheric and creepy gothic
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    by Published on 08-08-2020 09:21 AM
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    Released by: Casa Negra
    Released on: October 31st, 2005.
    Director: Fernando Mendez
    Cast: Abel Salazar, German Robles, Ariadne Welter, Carmen Montejo, Yerye Beirute, Alicia Montoyo
    Year: 1957
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    The Vampire Collection – Movie Review:

    While these films have been released on DVD previously (the first by Mondo Macabro on a PAL disc for the European market, the second in a shoddy unauthorized release from Beverly Whilshire Filmworks), this two disc set from Casa Negra marks the first time that El Vampiro (a.k.a. The Vampire) and its sequel, El Etaud Del Vampiro (a.k.a. The Vampire’s Coffin) have been released properly on DVD for the NTSC market.

    THE VAMPIRE:

    Filmed completely on some magnificent sets built at Azteca Studios, El Vampiro is probably the best regarded
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    by Published on 08-07-2020 08:29 AM
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    Released by: Vinegar Syndrome
    Released on: July 28th, 2020.
    Director: Robert Sickinger
    Cast Beerbohn Tree, Susan Sloan, Angel Barrett, Jennifer Jordan, Heather Austin
    Year: 1975
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    The Naughty Victorians – Movie Review:

    The Naughty Victorians (or, if you want to go off of the title card, The Naughty Victorians: An Erotic Tale of a Maiden's Revenge) begins with a young woman named Alice (Susan Sloan) travelling by coach to London (by way of what looks like Central Park) where she arrives at
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    by Published on 08-06-2020 08:20 AM
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    Released by: Mondo Macabro
    Released on: August, 2020.
    Director: Claude Mulot
    Cast: Anne Libert, Francis Lemonnier, Patrick Penn, Barbara Sommers, Georges Gueret, Katia Tchenko, Robert Lombard
    Year: 1974
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    Sins Of The Flesh – Movie Review:

    When we first meet Benoît Landrieux (Francis Lemonnier), he’s approached by a flirtatious blonde in a cafe. She wants him to take her for a ride in his fancy car out to the woods. Intrigued, he obliges and learns soon after that she and her friends are playing a little game where
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    by Published on 08-05-2020 08:27 AM
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    Released by: Impulse Pictures
    Released on: July 28th, 2020.
    Director: Seiichirō Yamaguchi
    Cast Hidemi Hara, Mari Tanaka, Sumiko Minami
    Year: 1972
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    Love Hunter – Movie Review:

    Directed by Seiichirō Yamaguchi for Nikkatsu and released in 1972, Love Hunter (which was one of the studio’s earlier Roman Porno films) wound up landing its director in some rather hot water when he was arrested. In fact, it also got some of the executives at Nikkatsu and even some of
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    by Published on 08-04-2020 08:15 AM
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    Released by: Mondo Macabro
    Released on: August, 2020.
    Director: Michel Lemoine
    Cast: Michel Lemoine, Howard Vernon, Joelle Coeur, Nathalie Zeiger, Martine Azencot, Stephane Lorry, Robert Icart
    Year: 1974
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    Seven Women For Satan – Movie Review:

    In 1974’s Seven Women For Satan (also known as Les week-ends maléfiques du Comte Zaroff), the film’s writer, director and leading man Michel Lemoine plays the enigmatic Boris Zoroff, the descendent of the sinister Count Zoroff who, years ago abducted and tortured many of the
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    by Published on 08-03-2020 08:25 AM
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    Released by: Severin Films
    Released on: July 7th, 2020.
    Director: Umberto Lenzi
    Cast: Carroll Baker, Lou Castel, Colette Descombes, Tino Carraro, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Erika Blanc, Horst Frank, Helga Liné, Jean Sorel, Luis Dávila, Marina Coffa, Alan Scott, Evelyn Stewart, Eduardo Fajardo
    Year: 1969/1969/1970/1972
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    The Complete Lenzi/Baker Giallo Collection – Movie Review:

    Severin Films’ The Complete Lenzi/Baker Giallo Collection collects the four films that Italian filmmaker made with glamourous American actress Carroll Baker between the years of 1969 and 1972. Here’s a look at what’s contained in this four-disc Blu-ray boxed set release.

    Orgasmo:

    First up is 1969’s Orgasmo, also known as Paranoia, wherein Baker plays a wealthy widow named Kathryn West. Her husband having recently passed away, she is now living in a reasonably massive Italian mansion while the dearly departed’s lawyer, Brian (Tino Carraro), looks into selling off her late husband’s assets, hoping to cash in on a few million dollars’ worth of stores, television stations and other businesses that the man was in charge of.

    Kathryn doesn’t keep a lot of company at the home, but she is looked after by her maid, Teresa (Lilla Brignone), and her deaf handyman Martino (Franco Pesce). When a man named Peter (Lou Castel) has car problems nearby, he comes to the home for help. The attraction between average Joe Peter and the wealthy woman of the house is instant, and they begin a torrid romance that involves a series of kinky sex games. Soon enough, Peter has not only moved into the house but he’s bought his sister Eva (Colette Descombes) along as well. The three of them fall into a whirlwind of kink, substance abuse and swanky outfits but Kathryn’s fur gets up when she discovers Peter and Eva in bed together, without having had the courtesy to ask her to join in.
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    by Published on 08-02-2020 08:54 AM
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    Released by: BCI Eclipse/Deimos Entertainment
    Released on: April 25th, 2006.
    Director N/A/Edgar Jere
    Cast: Billy Lau, Joey Wong, David Ng, Amy Yip/Fui-On Shing, Cha-Lei Cho, Chan Kai Ling
    Year: 1988/1989
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    Eastern Horror: Magic Of The Universe/Counter Destroyer – Movie Review:

    Two Asian horror oddities on DVD!

    MAGIC OF THE UNIVERSE:

    Professor Jamir is a traveling magician who tours from village to village, accompanied by his wife Lovina, daughter Freza, and young assistant Bojok. In the course of two performances, Freza and Lovina are captured by unseen forces, and Jamir and Bojok must travel through rough jungle terrain to find them. It turns out that they are being held prisoner
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    by Published on 08-01-2020 08:30 AM
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    Released by: BCI Eclipse/Deimos Entertainment
    Released on: April 25th, 2006.
    Director Manfred Wong/George Leung
    Cast: Billy Lau, Joey Wong, David Ng, Amy Yip/Fui-On Shing, Cha-Lei Cho, Chan Kai Ling
    Year: 1990/1989
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    Eastern Horror: Tales From The East/Return Of The Evil Fox – Movie Review:

    Two Asian horror oddities on DVD!

    A TALE FROM THE EAST:

    A brother and sister arrive at a masked campout, unaware that it is the night of "Gathering Of The Sun And The Moon Five Stars Chain", a once-every-200 year phenomenon in which Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, and Saturn appear on one side of the Earth at a 45-degree angle, causing the awakening of three figures of the Qin Dynasty of late 18th century China: The Little Princess (possessor
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    by Published on 07-31-2020 08:29 AM
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    Released by: Arrow Video
    Released on: August 18th, 2020.
    Director: Noriaki Yuasa, Sandy Howard, Shigeo Tanaka, Shusuke Kaneko, Ryuta Tasaki
    Cast: Eiji Funakoshi, Albert Dekker, Kojiro Hongo, Nobuhiro Kashima, Tsutomu Takakuwa, Eiko Yanami, Mach Fumiake, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Shinobu Nakayama, Ryo Tomioka
    Year:1995/1995/1999/2006
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    Gamera: The Complete Collection – Movie Review:

    Arrow Video puts together an eight disc Blu-ray collection that compiles every single one of the popular Gamera film serious, complete with their fondly remember (in some circles, at least) compromised U.S. editions in a set loaded with extras.

    Here’s a look at the second half of the collection, comprised of the beloved nineties Heisei Trilogy and the not so beloved 2006 entry.

    Disc Five - Gamera - The Guardian Of The Universe:

    The first of the three films in Shusuke Kaneko’s trilogy, 1995’s Gamera: Guardian of the Universe finds the giant turtle back in Japan. This time around, he’s been resting under the ocean off the coast of The Philippines and is only really discovered when a Japanese ship runs into what they initially believe to be an atoll, something that shouldn’t be in an area of the ocean that they know to be almost two miles deep. A few intrepid souls make landfall and start poking about and find a few odd things – tooth-shaped avatars and a strange sign that seems to have been partially buried.

    While this is going on, Japan falls prey to an attack from a trio of Gyaos monsters that wreak havoc across the country, eventually snapping Tokyo Tower in half and setting up a nest there. We’re told that Gyaos is able to reproduce asexually, which does not bode well for Japan or even the world at large. A team of scientists and some military types trick Gyaos into swooping down into a baseball stadium where they try and blind it with bright lights, but this provides only a temporary reprieve. Thankfully for all of us, what the scientists thought was an atoll was, in fact, Gamera, who has developed a psychic connection to teenaged empath Asagi (Ayako Fujitani – Steven Seagal’s daughter!),
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    by Published on 07-30-2020 08:22 AM
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    Released by: Arrow Video
    Released on: August 18th, 2020.
    Director: Noriaki Yuasa, Sandy Howard, Shigeo Tanaka, Shusuke Kaneko, Ryuta Tasaki
    Cast: Eiji Funakoshi, Albert Dekker, Kojiro Hongo, Nobuhiro Kashima, Tsutomu Takakuwa, Eiko Yanami, Mach Fumiake, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Shinobu Nakayama, Ryo Tomioka
    Year: 1965/1966/1967/1968/1969/1970/1971/1980
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    Gamera: The Complete Collection – Movie Review:

    Arrow Video puts together an eight disc Blu-ray collection that compiles every single one of the popular Gamera film serious, complete with their fondly remember (in some circles, at least) compromised U.S. editions in a set loaded with extras.

    Here’s a look at the first four discs in this mammoth collection.

    Disc One – Gamera The Giant Monster:

    When this classic black and white Japanese monster mash begins, we see the United States shoot down a Russian airplane over the Arctic sea. The plane’s nuclear cargo goes down with it and the ensuing explosion awakens a giant space turtle named Gamera, who had been in a deep sleep for untold years. Unfortunately for the citizens of Japan, Gamera wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and decides to lay waste to the island nation by trashing buildings, breathing fire, and spinning around in a circle very quickly! The Japanese also soon learn that their weapons don’t seem to have any chance of stopping this massive turtle – doom seems almost certain!

    Thankfully, Japan finds hope in the form of a scientist named Doctor Eiji Hidaka (Eiji Funakoshi) and his fellow scientist, Professor Murase (Jun Humamura), who deduces that, since their weapons cannot harm this beast, that they should try to capture him and halt his rampage. To do this, they hope to lure him into the head of a trap and send him hurtling into space – a plot which they dub Plan Z. Gamera, however, will not be as easy to capture as our heroes would hope, much to the chagrin of an obnoxious kid named Toshio (Yoshiro Uchida), who is really way too into turtles for his own good.

    While this isn’t the best of the original run of Gamera films (he’d be brought back decades later for a new audience in a trilogy of films in the second half of the nineties, also included in this set) it deserves credit for introducing audiences to one of the most iconic of giant monsters. Like Godzilla before it, Gamera’s movies would be re-edited and dubbed into English (and quite poorly at that – if you’ve seen the MST3K skewering you’ll know that it was completely deserved!) for American audiences but in its pure and uncut form here, the first of the Gamera movies proves to be a fairly dark film that, much like that other monster just mentioned, plays off of Cold War era fears of nuclear destruction. Obviously inspired by Toho’s success, Daiei’s Kaiju numero uno may owe a debt to the big green thunder lizard but would eventually go on to establish its own cool mythology and carve out its own deserved place in monster
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    by Published on 07-29-2020 08:30 AM
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    Released by: Scorpion Releasing
    Released on: November 19th, 2019.
    Director: Ken Handler
    Cast: Josh Marcano, Tom Sierchio, Jim Soriero, Nelson Vasquez, Mario Van Peebles, Kelly Nichols, Taija Rae, Veronica Hart, Samantha Fox
    Year: 1985
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    Delivery Boys – Movie Review:

    Delivery Boys starts off with a scene where a bunch of teenaged guys get down to some breakdancing in a church, which is pretty rad. They get down to some serious head spins and back spins, they do the worm, there’s
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    by Published on 07-29-2020 08:27 AM
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    Released by: Titan Comics
    Released on: July 29th, 2020.
    Written by: Michael Green, Mike Johnson
    Illustrated by: Andres Guinaldo
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    The second story arc ends with this issue, but first? A quick recap. Ash was the only one to survive
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    by Published on 07-28-2020 08:27 AM
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    Released by: Artsploitation Films
    Released on: July 28th, 2020.
    Director: Chris Bavota, Lee Paula Springer
    Cast: Heston Horwin, Jillian Harris, Matt Keyes, Leyda Aleyli, Dave Campbell
    Year: 2019
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    Dead Dicks – Movie Review:

    Montreal-based co-writers/co-directors Chris Bavota and Lee Paula Springer show, with their feature film debut Dead Dicks, from 2019, what can be done with a lot of creativity and a little bit of money. This isn’t an effect-heavy picture and, well, the title might be misleading in
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    by Published on 07-27-2020 08:27 AM
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    Released by: Cauldron Films
    Released on: June 23rd, 2020.
    Director: Luciano Onetti, Nicolás Onetti
    Cast: Germán Baudino, Eugenia Rigón, Gustavo Dalessanro, Clara Kovacic, Ivi Brickell
    Year: 2018
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    Abrakadabra – Movie Review:

    Abrakadabra opens with a prologue set in Turin in 1951 where a magician is shot and killed during a performance when a trick doesn’t go as planned. Decades later, his son, Lorenzo Manzini (Germán Baudino), has followed in his father’s footsteps
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    by Published on 07-27-2020 08:26 AM
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    Dracula, Motherf**ker (Image Comics) Comic Review
    Released by: Image Comics
    Released on: October 7th, 2020.
    Written by: Alex De Campi
    Illustrated by: Erica Henderson
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    Sometimes a good title is all it takes. At the time of this writing, I’ve just finished cleaning
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    by Published on 07-26-2020 08:47 AM
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    Released by: Arrow Video
    Released on: March 28th, 2005.
    Director: Russ Meyer
    Cast: Tura Satana, Haji, Sue Bernard, Lori Williams, Stuart Lancaster, Paul Trinka, Ray Barlow, Dennis Busch, Paul Trinka
    Year: 1965
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    Faster Pussycat... Kill! Kill! – Movie Review:

    Let the record stand that I wrestled more than a man should have to wrestle with himself in regards to buying this disc, let alone reviewing it – but here at R!S!P!... sometimes we need to provide a public service, and this is one of those times.

    The people at RM Films seem determined to squeeze every last dime out of the late, great Russ Meyer’s estate with no regard as to preserving the man’s legacy or doing right by his fans (I got to experience this first hand back in the
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    by Published on 07-25-2020 07:07 AM
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    Released by: Arrow Video
    Released on: March 28th, 2005.
    Director: Russ Meyer
    Cast: Charles Napier, Shari Eubank, Charles Pitts, Uschi Digard, Haji, Henry Rowland, Christy Hartburg, Sharon Kelly, Deborah McGuire
    Year: 1975
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    Supervixens – Movie Review:

    Made fast and cheap in 1975 for under a hundred grand, Supervixens just might be the ‘ultimate Russ Meyer movie.’ All of the director’s trademark quirks are flung in your face in this one, the first movie that Meyer handled the writing chores on without any outside help.

    Clint Ramsey (Charles Pitts) works a menial job at Martin Bormann's small town gas station.
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    by Published on 07-24-2020 08:24 AM
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    Released by: Scorpion Releasing
    Released on: July 8th, 2020.
    Director: Bill Brame
    Cast: Bruce Dern, Melody Patterson, Chris Robinson, Maray Ayres, Casey Kasem
    Year: 1969
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    The Cycle Savages – Movie Review:

    Bill Brame’s 1969 film, The Cycle Savages, revolves around Keeg (Bruce Dern), a rough and tumble biker who likes his booze, likes his dope and likes his women. He hangs with the equally crazy Sandy (Mary Ayres), a beautiful woman who often finds herself on the wrong side
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