Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Metal Holidays with Christopher Lee!

What better way to wish you a Happy Holiday and New Year than to the new shreddin' sonic assault from Christopher Lee!  Available now at itunes!  As you may know, Sir Christopher is currently on the big screen in THE HOBBIT!  No signs of slowing down at age 90!  And no, this isn't his first heavy metal album.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Johnny Sokko & His Flying Robot are coming to DVD for the first time!

The wacky 70's Japanese sci-fi series about a boy and his giant robot is finally its makes its DVD debut after years of eBay bootlegs and a handful of legit VHS releases from Orion back in the day.  Will there be a legit VOYAGE INTO SPACE release (the feature length compilation) soon?  I do have the old Ken Films' Super 8mm Color Sound 8 minute edition and a bootleg dvd-r.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

THE VAMPIRE LOVERS (1970): To Love And Suck In HD!

Coming to blu-ray in 2013 from Shout Factory!  This is the first overtly erotic Hammer horror that started what is known as the Karnstein trilogy (followed by LUST FOR A VAMPIRE and TWINS OF EVIL).  I consider TWINS the best of the three.  Based on the story by J. Sheridan LeFanu, CARMILLA, this 1970 film was a co-production between Hammer and American International and was slightly censored for its U.S. theatrical release (since restored by MGM on DVD).  It is strange that Shout Factory has decided to go with the very schlocky A.I.P. style drive-in art.  It could have easily been marketed to the dark romance TWILIGHT crowd.  More Hammer and Peter Cushing on blu-ray is always a good thing.

LeFanu's tale also inspired such non-Hammer efforts as BLOOD & ROSES (1960), Dreyer's VAMPYR (1932) and DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS (1972).