Tag: action

CONTRACTS: Canadian Indie Action Flick on DVD And VOD in November

We were a tad disappointed when Alex Chung's martial arts action flick Contracts promptly disappeared after its premiere at Toronto After Dark last year. Heading back to the drawing board for some reworking we had all but forgotten about it...

YUMMY Giveaway: Win a Blu-ray of The Belgian Zombie Hit

As is the beautiful relationship between RLJE Films and Shudder, siblings told to get along under the parental gaze of their parent company AMC, one handles the streaming and the other handles theatrical and physical releases of all their acquisitions....

Blu-ray Review: TO YOUR LAST DEATH: Supremely Smart, Animated Carnage

Happy October, weirdos! If you're looking for something different to watch in celebration of the spookiest month of the year, here's a strange and smart animated full-length horror film for you to check out.   I first saw To Your Last...

ARCHENEMY: RLJE Films Acquires North American Rights For New Adam Egypt Mortimer Flick Ahead of World Premiere

It's days away from the world premiere of Archenemy, the new flick from Adam Egypt Mortimer (Daniel Isn’t Real, Some Kind of Hate), and the North American rights have been picked up by RLJE Films. Wasting no time they're planning...

ROGUE WARFARE: DEATH OF A NATION Exclusive Clip

The Rogue Warfare trilogy of films has proven to be a popular one for distributor Saban Films. Or we wouldn't be talking about a trilogy or a third film with you today. The team, led by Will Yun Lee, is...

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN Season Two Trailer. This is The Way, And it is Awesome!

So. That first season of The Mandalorian on Disney+ was kind of a thing. It might have blown up a wee bit. Might have.    Oh heck. The Mandalorian was amazing! No one could have predicted that The Child was...

Fantasia 2020 Review: FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS, Lean, Violent Storytelling

Romina returns home from a shift at the hospital to find a man, Alan, lying unconscious in her kitchen and another, Chris, in hiding. Chris has brought Alan here because he needs her to keep him alive. Chris needs a...

Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS PENINSULA Offers Familiar Zombie Kills and Thrills

Co-written and directed by Train to Busan’s Yeon Sang-ho, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula swaps out the cramped, claustrophobic, panic-inducing train setting of its justifiably well-received predecessor, for bigger-budgeted mock or faux-wannabe blockbuster territory, expanding to the entirety of the...

THE PREY Red Band Trailer: Jimmy Henderson's Human Prey Action Flick Out This Month

Darkstar Pictures is releasing Jimmy Henderson's human prey action flick The Prey in virtual cinemas in the U.S. and on VOD in the States and up here in Canada later this month.    A red band trailer was released today....

THINGS I DO FOR MONEY Exclusive Clip: Words Are Said, Guns Are Drawn in Japanese-Canadian Crime Thriller Coming August 11th

Japanese-Canadian filmmaker Warren P. Sonoda has been working his way throughout the Canadian film industry working on titles that we locals all know, possibly even love: Murdoch Mysteries, Trailer Park Boys, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil and This...

MAD HEIDI: 68 KILL's Trent Haaga Joins Swissploitation Film's Writing Team

A couple years ago we first reported about a crowdfunding campaign launched to support the creation of Mad Heidi, the first Swissploitation film. Produced by Iron Sky's Tero Kaukomaa, who knows a thing or two about exploitation cinema, and Valentin...

Pretty Packaging: ROLLERBALL Gets An Ultimate Edition

With streaming being the major platform, DVD and Blu-ray home releases have become a declining market. There will always be collectors though, and distributors willing to cater to them. Countries like France and Germany still release many stunners these days,...

Blu-ray Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Continues to Stun

Out this week from the Criterion Collection comes the 1953 adaptation of the famous H.G. Wells tale, The War of the Worlds, directed by Byron Haskin (The Naked Jungle, The Outer Limits) and produced by George Pal (Houdini, The Time Machine), AP Frank...

Arrow Video Shows Us The Way This September With Fukasaku, Miike, MALLRATS, Llansó, and IVANSXTC

September will be another banner month for Arrow Video! This fall sees a 25th anniversary edition of Kevin Smith's slacker classic, Mallrats (US/CAN), a box set of both Fukasaku Kinji and Takashi Miike's versions of Graveyard of Honor (US/CAN/UK), a...

Blu-ray Review: ESCAPE FROM L.A.

I'm not quite sure of the history of how Escape From L.A. was made, but I do know that director John Carpenter (The Fog, Halloween, Escape From New York) does not like sequels, so the fact that this film perplexes...

Review: KILL MODE Hides Many Of Its Charms

Back in 2017, I reviewed the world premiere of Molly, an apocalyptic Dutch science fiction film by Thijs Meuwese and Colinda Bongers. I loved the film, especially its makers' no-holds-barred approach and crazy ambitions. Instead of being hampered by a...

This July Is Heating Up At Arrow Video With INFERNO OF TORTURE, BLOODSTONE, ZOMBIE FOR SALE, & BLACK RAINBOW

Arrow Video has cooked up one hell of a treat for cult movie fans this July with a quartet of impressive looking releases for some highly sought after films, and in this case, collectors from all of Arrow's territories can...

Miami 2020 Review: PROXIMA, The Space Between the Earth and the Stars

Sarah (Eva Green) has dreamed of going into space for her whole life. She became an engineer, works at the European Space Agency, and has kept in physical and mental shape. And now, her time has come: she is selected...

Miami 2020 Review: THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY, Deception, Ambition, and Sexiness in the Art World

Critics of any art form can suffer from the opposing forces of Imposter Syndrome and the Dunning-Kruger effect. On one hand, we're never quite sure if we know what we're talking about it (and certainly main would agree); on the...

THE FURIES DVD Giveaway: Win Tony D'Aquino's Australian Horror Flick on DVD

Today Tony D'Aquino's horror flick The Furies will be available on Demand, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray. RLJE Films picked up the film from sister company Shudder at the beginning of the year after the Australian horror flick played on...