Der Todesking (1990, Blu-ray Review)

Der Todesking Blu-rayDirector: Jörg Buttgereit

Cast: Hermann Kopp, Heinrich Ebber, Michael Krause

Cult Epics / Region A / Unrated / 1.33:1 fullscreen / Dolby Digitial 5.1 and 2.0 German / English Subtitles / 76 minutes

Extras: New Introduction by Jorg Buttgereit (2015) / Audio Commentary by Jörg Buttgereit and co-author Franz Rodenkirchen / The Making of Der Todesking / Still Photo Gallery / Jörg Buttgereit HD Trailers / Corpse Fucking Art (Documentary) 1983, 60 Minutes, HD transfer / Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / 25th Anniversary (Silver embossed) Slipcover and Corpse Fucking Art Postcard (first 3000 pressed)

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In between his two most famous movies, NEKRomantik and NEKRomantik 2: Return of the Loving Dead, German underground filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit made one of the most depressing and dark art house movies I have ever seen; Der Todesking aka The Death King. The film is a loosely connected anthology of sorts held together only by a chain letter sent to each person, presented on each day of the week and all of the vignettes contain the same subject matter; death and suicide. Each of the chapters are broken up by the extremely graphic eventual decomposition of a human body. Continue reading

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Death-scort Service (2015, Movie Review)

Death-scort Service PosterDirector: Sean Donohue

Cast: Krystal “Pixie” Adams, Ashley Lynn Caputo, Cayt Feinics, Bob Glazier, Joel D. Wynkoop

Gatorblade Films/The Sleaze Box

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The slasher sub-genre lends itself beautifully to being sleazy. One of the mainstays of slasher flicks is a deranged killer, usually a dude, is running around all sneakily hacking and slicing his way through teenagers. A lot of those teens are usually hot chicks who are generally in various stages of nude. And those overly-hormonal young people are usually also involved in some sort of sex, drugs or, if you’re lucky, both at the same time. In the seedier, grimier examples like Lustig’s Maniac or Fulci’s New York Ripper, there is also the unfortunate side effect of misogyny running wild. That tends to throw a heavy blanket of mean-spiritedness on the whole atmosphere which, for some, isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Continue reading

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Bikini Mayhem (2015, Movie Review)

Bikini Mayhem posterDirector by Eric Williford

Cast: Cori Collins, Katie O., Jody Taylor

95forty Productions

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Bikini Mayhem focuses on aspiring model Ivy Winters. She has left her hometown to pursue a career in modeling, which is taking her way out of her comfort zone. As the opening credits roll, you see her completely disgusted as she suffers through jobs that involve nudity and girl-on-girl action. As frustration in her career mounts, she also deals with pressure from her mother to return to school. Later on, in a moment of desperation, she goes on one last audition. This audition ends up being her first glimpse of success and things seem as if they will be turning around. Continue reading

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Madman (1982, Blu-ray Review)

Madman Blu-rayDirector: Joe Giannone

Cast: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Paul Ehlers

Vinegar Syndrome / All Region / Unrated / 1.85:1 widescreen (1080p) / DTS-HD Dolby Digital / 89 minutes

Extras: New video interviews with star, Paul “Madman” Ehlers, Producer & co-creator Gary Sales, and for the first time ever, “Richie” actor Jimmy Steele / The Legend Lives: 30 Years of Madman documentary by Victor Bonacore (90mins) / Madman: Alive at 35 featurette / Commentary track with Producer, Director and Cast / Commentary track by The Hysteria Continues! / Music Inspired by Madman featurette / In Memoriam featurette / Vintage Still Gallery / TV Spots / Original Theatrical Trailer / English SDH Subtitles / Reversible cover w/ original artwork (Designed by Madman himself, Paul Ehlers)

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Revenge is Her Middle Name (2015, Movie Review)

Revenge is Her Middle Name DVDDirector: Anthony Matthews

Cast: Lissa Brennan, Douglass Bell, Paula Bellin, Michael Todd Schneider

Official Movie Site / Unearthed Films

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The rape-revenge sub-genre of exploitation films may be the roughest to watch. Brutal violence is bad enough, but when you add a sexual element to that brutality it takes the seat squirming to a whole new level. If watching one is that bad, I can’t imagine trying to make one. How would the direction of the pivotal rape scene go? “No, no. You’re not slamming your pelvis into her pussy hard enough. Now, roughly squeeze her tits. Okay, here is where you punch the fuck out of her face over and over. MORE CRYING, WE NEED MORE CRYING!” Christ, no thanks. You also have another conundrum; where do you take a film that has only one way to go? “Rape” and “revenge” is right in the genre title and it must be in that order. Sigh, this could get a little monotonous… Continue reading

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