Kino Lorber Studio Classics

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    I'm glad I bought the "Limited" German Blu-ray/DVD Combo of this now. It at least has some extras... and surprisingly even optional English subs for the full film.

    I can't believe Kino didn't even include the trailer on their release.
     
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    I'm glad you bought it also. o_O
     
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    Guys, I need some recommendations. Last night I watched my Kino BD copy of FLESH & BLOOD SHOW for like the 4th time - can't seem to get enough of this film (one of the best blind buys I've ever made). Maybe it's a British thing, a 70's thing, I don't know, but I enjoy the hell out of movies like this, where there's deep atmosphere and great settings. TOWER OF EVIL is also one of my favorites and among my most-watched Blu-rays. The atmosphere in Flesh & Blood Show is one of utter creepiness, which I love. It helps that I have a fascination with old abandoned theaters. So, what movies do you guys recommend that are similar?
     
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    I'm thinking you would dig Raw Meat and Pete Walker's Frightmare. Have you seen those two?
     
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    I've seen Raw Meat aka Deathline and enjoyed it very much (abandoned, or disused, for you Brits out there, theater replaced by abandoned subway station). I had the Frightmare DVD but never actually watched it and then got rid of it. Will have to repurchase. I always got the impression Pete Walker's filmography consisted mostly of arthouse horror films, not really my cup of tea, but after discovering F&BS he's up for a reappraisal from me.
     
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    Have you ever seen THE HAUNTED HOUSE OF HORROR (HORROR HOUSE in America) ? The same director went on to shoot MARK OF THE DEVIL .A.I.P altered it somewhat and reshot some scenes but it remains atmospheric and has a couple of very well executed murder scenes. THE SHUTTERED ROOM isn't especially gory but it is atmospheric.
     
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    Frightmare is low-key and character-driven. But I wouldn't call it arthouse horror. Plot-wise it sticks pretty close to traditional horror templates. The same goes for Walker's The Confessional, which REALLY pushes the boundaries of good taste concerning the Catholic church. Being a lapsed Catholic I find it hilarious. My wife, on the other hand, was disturbed by it. You might enjoy that one as well.
     
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    My Bodyguard is coming soon!

    Yes, yes, and more YES!
     
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    Is this your tough bike?
     
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    Moody approves of this news.

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    News:

    Along with the news that The Rift (1990) is going to be released, now Star Slammer (1986) aka Prison Ship is also coming to Blu from Kino Lorber.

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    My man Katatonia already preordered this biatch.
     
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    I did? That's news to me. o_O
     
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    I shall be keeping a very, very, very close watch on your invelos. :rolleyes:
     
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    Don't let that VIDMARK logo at the bottom of the STAR SLAMMER Poster fool you - Kino has NOT made a deal with Lionsgate. Apparently the film was only distributed by Vidmark but it's owned by the producer(s) behind the Blob films (at least, that's how I read it). Also, apparently, I don't know jack shit about licensing deals and rights. I was under the impression VIDMARK was wholly owned by Lionsgate through their acquisition of the LIVE/Artisan library and that the library was 100% owned by LG. This means that Vidmark titles could be up for grabs. There are a fair few good ones in that catalog but it's mostly a lot of direct-to-video 90's junk.
     
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    I only posted the poster cover for those who don't know the film. There is not an official Blu-ray artwork yet. No idea how Kino got the rights though.
     
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    Whoa! Hey Katatonia, keep those shades down. Nobody wants to see your invelos. :p
     
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    Several Vidmark VHS titles have been released on DVD by other companies over the years. The Midnight Hour, Hellgate, Witchery, American Gothic, Amityville: The Evil Escapes, Home For The Holidays, Cronos, The New York Ripper, Freefall, etc. Sometimes They Come Back switched hands from LionsGate to MGM. Also, it's been well-known that LionsGate lost the rights to Dead Alive a while ago. I'm sure they licensed a lot of titles for distribution, just like every other label.

    They licensed it from Jack Harris, along with Beware! The Blob.
     
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