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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Holger Czukay would have been 80 today. He died only a few months ago, likely while this superb box-set was being prepared. Cinema, out as of yesterday via Groenland, serves as a sort of exhaustive look at Czukay's work as a solo artist away from Can
Photos courtesy of X-Plus. Godzilla TM & TOHO CO., LTD. Chameleking, Zoffy and Ultraman Great Tsuburaya Productions. Mognetudon P-Production Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Author: Keith Aiken Source: X-
Well Go USAEntertainmentpresents Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds / Singwa hamggeWritten and Directed by KIM Yong-hwaStarring HA Jung-woo, CHA Tae-hyun, JU Ji-hoon,KIM Hyang-gi and LEE Jung-jae South Korea, 2017, 140 minutesALONG WITH THE GODS: TH
Sony Pictures Presents"SUPERFLY"Action ThrillerJune 15, 2018Superfly the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel is reimagined with Director X, director of legendary music videos (Drake, Rihanna), introducing
In an inexplicable bit of business, the very same culture that allowed a lot of young people to pick up instruments and form punk bands in this city also allowed a whole lot of space within that same scene for musical exploration. In other cities, th
Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications Special Thanks to Leif Helland and Rachel Villegas Image courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment. 2017 Le Vision Pictures, Acme Image Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a B
Edward Sutherland - 1926 Kino Classics BD Region A The most breathtaking gag takes place at the beginning of It's the Old Army Game and does not involve W. C. Fields. A woman is furiously driving on a road, trying to outrun a train. The camera follow
Japan Society NYpresents Ugetsu 1953 KadokawaUgetsu / Ugetsu MonogatariDirected by Kenji MizoguchiWith Machiko Kyo, Mitsuko Mito, Kinuyo Tanaka, Masayuki Mori Japan, 1953, 94 minutesDCP, b&w, in Japanese with English subtitlesWhen: Friday, Ap
That lowdown polecat is about to bushwack Gabby Hayes.But not if John Wayne can help it.Hold on thar!Now that's what you call a "hip-shot"!I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks f
Artwork not final mock-up. Photos courtesy of Section23 Films. THE TIBETAN DOG Available July 10th Source: Section23 Films press release Special Thanks to Mike Bailiff Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its July slate of releases
It's fitting that the video for the new single from Hinds, "The Club", echoes that "Ticket To Ride" sequence in Help! as, frankly, this new tune from the Spanish four-some is every bit as fun as those early numbers from that four-piece from Liverpool
Well Go USAEntertainmentpresentsIchi the Killer / Koroshiya 1Directed by Takashi MiikeJapan,  2001, 130 minutesTakashi Miikes classic yakuza gore-fest Ichi the Killer becomes available today in a gorgeous all-new 4K digital transfer special
These past few days have seen me mainlining vitamins in an attempt to avoid becoming sick and postponing yet another episode of Pop Offensive because I have the immune system of a baby. So far things are looking good, meaning that I am as ashen and r
Dale Midkiff in Pet Semetary (Mary Lambert - 1989)
IT'S MONDO RONDO TIME AGAIN!"Long live the Rondos!" - Ain't It Cool News"I love Rondo!" - Guillermo del ToroForget the Oscars--forget the Emmys--it's time to cast your vote for the awards that really matter. Namely, the 2018 (for the year 2017) Rondo
Image courtesy of Japan Society. Retrospective Series at Japan Society and MoMA Features Masterpieces and Rarities in 35mm & a World Premiere Restoration of Yasujiro Ozu's FLOATING WEEDS Source: Japan Society press release Special Thanks to
The new record by Guided By Voices, Space Gun, out on Friday via Rockathon, is exactly the sort of record one would expect this band to make after the superb one-two punch of August By Cake and How Do You Spell Heaven in 2017. Space Gun is the sound
CJ Entertainment presents The Battleship Island / Gun-ham-doDirected by Ryoo Seung-wanSouth Korea, 2017, 132 minutesThe Battleship Island, a historical war film from director Ryoo Seung-wan (Veteran, The Berlin File) is currently out on DVD. The film
Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Semetary John Campopiano and Justin White - 2015 Path of Blood Eric Power - 2016 both Synapse Films BD Regions ABC This week has also seen the blu-ray release of a couple of films, both labors of love. Although
Spanish director Jess Franco burned his way through cinema like a fuse, voracious and volatile, leaving the ashes of his endeavor in his wake for us to sift through. Much of it is of mere passing note to me, interesting only to see what such a prolif
Photos courtesy of Bluefin. 2018 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Visit Bluefin during WonderCon 2018 at Booth #1037 Source: Bluefin Corp., MediaLab press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of
The new album from Bonny Doon, Longwave, dropping on Woodsist Records on Friday, is the sort of release that sneaks up and surprises you. Largely down-tempo indie, the tunes here are uniformly good, and likely to appeal to fans of acts as disparate a
Gunpowder & SkypresentsRamen HeadsDirected by Koki Shigeno Japan, 2017, 93 minutes In Ramen Heads, Japan's reigning king of ramen, Osamu Tomita takes audiences deep into his world by revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to cr
Dario Argento - 1977 Synapse Films BD Region A two-disc set As Michael Mackenzie points out in his featurette on the supplemental disc, you can only experience seeing Suspiria for the first time once. For myself, my initial viewing was during the Sum
It may not seem like much now, but in 1934......this would've been a pretty daring scene. The punchline DEFINITELY would've raised a few eyebrows.I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  T
Source: Sideshow Collectibles press release Photo courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles. Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi Shinjiro Hayata, the hero of the SF comic Ultraman (, Urutoraman), is recreated as a highly detai
The new record from Jack Hayter, Abbey Wood, out on Friday via Gare Du Nord Records, is the sort of mournful, quietly beautiful record that demands attention. Hayter, a member of Hefner, here makes folk-y music that channels the legacies of artists f
Well Go USA Entertainment presents  A Taxi Driver / Taeksi WoonjunsaDirected by Jang Hoon Starring Song Kang-Ho & Thomas Kretschmann South Korea, 2017, 137 minutes Based on a true story, A TAXI DRIVER, which represented South Korea a
Ok, ladies, a question for you: Who among you would not feel that a lifetime of male domination and constant humiliation would be a fair trade for being the kept woman of a wealthy, narcissistic pervert? Hmm, lets see all of you? Alright, th
Louis Garrel and Laura Smet in Frontier of the Dawn (Philippe Garrel - 2008)
Popular genre actress Beverly Garland goes behind some bushes to change into her bathing suit......and changes into a different person!I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for w
Sota Fukushi stars in the live action manga adaptation, LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS. Photo courtesy of Shochiku. 2018 Laughing Under the Clouds Film Partners Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd. Official Site: (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Dist
The new album from Montreal's Look Vibrant, The Up Here Place, is an indulgent bit of business, but it's also a reasonably interested record. Out on Friday, the album dabbles in a few genres with ease, and hops all over the place in terms of sonic st
Well Go USAEntertainmentpresentsKickboxer: RetaliationDirected by Dimitri LogothetisStarring Alain Moussi, with Christopher Lambert,Mike Tyson and Jean-Claude Van Damme USA, 2018, 111 minutesAlain Moussi (Kill Order) returns to the role of Kurt Sloan
St. John L. Clowes - 1948 KL Studio Classics BD Region A There was a sense of familiarity when I read the excerpts from the reviews. "The most sickening exhibition of brutality, perversion, sex and sadism ever to be shown on a cinema screen." Another
An Ingenious Comedy - Owen Gleiberman, Variety Downsizing Is Wildly Imaginative - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post    MATT DAMON GETS SMALL TO LIVE LARGE IN ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING* DIRECTOR ALEXANDER PAYNES HILARIOUS AND ORIGIN
Trailer for PACIFIC RIM UPRISING, courtesy of Legendary Pictures/Universal Pictures. 2018 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Source: Universal Pictures, Legendary Pictures Official Site: #JoinTheUprising #PacificRimUprising S
On Friday, Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets), will offer up his new book, Bauhaus Undead: The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus via Cleopatra Records. While the physical version was not sent out to reviewers in advance, I ca
Japan Society NYpresents 1961 Toho Co., Ltd.YojimboDirected by Akira KurosawaWith Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yoko Tsukasa, Isuzu Yamada. Japan, 1961, 110 minutes B&W, in Japanese with English subtitlesWhen: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00
Birdshot As Variety might put it, the Colorado Dragon Film Festival was in its third frame. The film festival is done loosely in conjunction with the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival which has been around since 2001. That activity takes place in the Sum
By now, I've seen a fair amount of Spanish cult director Jess Franco's films, and, despite his popularity among countless ardent fans, I've always found his works to be a great big grab bag of good and bad all swirling around together like socks in a
Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications Special Thanks to Leif Helland and Rachel Villegas Image courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment. 2001 Hideo Yamamoto/Shogakukan/"Ichi the Killer" Production Committee Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi
There was a point in time, say, some 25 or more years ago, when I'd have been hard-pressed to even describe what genre of music Yo La Tengo operated in. With the release of Painful in 1993, the band got a bit more attention and seemingly crossed over
Well Go USA presents The Thousand Faces of Dunjia / Qi men dun jia Directed by Yuen Wo PingWritten and /Produced by Tsui HarkChina/Hong Kong, 2017, 113 minutes Legendary director Yuen Wo Ping (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny) and wri