Upcoming Shout Factory releases

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  1. Angelman

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    I actually like a few of the so-called torture porn films. I think when we look back it will probably (like the slasher) speak to something bigger going on at the time, a bigger cultural influence. What exactly that is, I'm not sure, maybe the internet and availability of very violent real imagery/video?
     
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    To add credibility to my argument that not all 'contemporary' horror film suck, I compiled just a small list of post-eighties horror genre films that I enjoyed at least to some degree.
    Are all of these classics? Hell no, but I will admit to enjoying many of them just as much as I did eighties VHS 'classics' such as 'To All A Goodnight', 'Open House' or any number of generic, derivative efforts that shared self-space at my local video store.

    Films released from 1990-1995:
    Basket Case 2
    Bride of Re-animator
    The Exorcist III
    Misery
    Nightbreed
    Tremors
    Body Parts
    Popcorn
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Candyman
    Dr. Giggles
    Army of Darkness
    Body Bags
    The Dark Half
    Needful Things
    Return of the Living Dead 3
    Dellamorte Dellamore
    Night of the Demons 2
    Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings
    Wes Craven's New Nightmare
    Wolf
    Castle Freak
    Demon Knight
    Mosquito
    Species
    Tales From The Hood
    Vampire in Brooklyn

    Films released from 2010-2015.
    Cold Prey 3
    The Crazies
    Frozen
    Insidious
    Let Me In
    Piranha 3-D
    Stakeland
    Thankskilling
    Tucker and Dale Vs.Evil
    The Ward
    Grave Encounters
    The Innkeepers
    Scream 4
    You're Next
    The Cabin in the Woods
    Lovely Molly
    Maniac
    Sinister
    Curse of Chucky
    The Conjuring
    Dark Skies
    Mama
    As Above, So Below
    The Babadook
    Dead Snow 2
    Jessabelle
    The Purge: Anarchy
    See No Evil 2
    The Quiet Ones
    Exists
    It Follows
    Wer
    Zombieland (just misses out being 2009)

    I will also add that 'Trick R Treat' was as good a Halloween/Anthology themed film as I'd seen in many a decade.
    'Dog Soldiers' gets my vote as the best werewolf film since 1981's An American Werewolf and The Howling as well.

    These are just a small sampling of the horror films released in the past twenty five years, and the ones that I personally enjoyed. I realize they will not be to everyone's taste, but the point is to demonstrate that the well has not run as dry as many claim it to be and there is still much to seek out and enjoy within the genre.
     
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    I love Hostel 1 & 2. I also really enjoyed the Saw series and am rather annoyed that Lionsgate didn't go all out on the blu-ray's like they did with the DVD's. It will be interesting to see how this genre is viewed in another 20 years or so.
     
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    Yep. Love the first Hostel. Well structured and effective.
     
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    I agree with this as well.
    The first two Saw films were very strong, and the first two Hostel films presented some interesting and memorable visuals such as the Bathory inspired scene in the second.
     
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    According to a podcast they just appeared on, Scream is prepping a Larry Fessenden boxset for October, including Wendigo, The Last Winter, Habit, etc.

    As a HUGE fan of Wendigo, I am over-the-moon excited for this! One of my all time favorites.
     
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    Larry Fessenden makes art films. That's what I call movies I don't "get", even with multiple viewings. I still don't know what Wendigo was supposed to be about (it certainly wasn't about werewolves lol)
     
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    The only Larry Fessenbergerton film I liked was Beneath.
     
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    While I'm happy for the fans, these news don't do much for me. I don't like his movies, they look cheap and most of the times are just awful.
     
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    From Scream's Facebook!:

    "**NEW TITLE ANNOUNCE!**

    As some of you may already know, this past weekend our friends over at Twilight Time DVD Label announced that they would be bringing the 1970 AIP chiller COUNT YORGA, VAMPYRE to Blu-ray on 10/13. Well, if you can’t get enough of the bloodsucking shenanigans then step right up to watch its sequel! We have the rights to its 1971 follow-up THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA, and will also be releasing it on Blu-ray on 10/13. Pre-order links will go up next month."
     
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    I would have preferred both Yorga films packaged together as a double feature like the Blacula films. Still, this is great news! :)
     
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    Yes...me too..they did a bang up job with Blacula DF.
     
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    Dog Soldiers is one ugly looking movie.

    I don't think this is a fault with Shout's transfer, I think it was just poorly shot. Neil Marshall mentions in the extras that due to how it was filmed, it will never look good. I never saw the previous blu-ray, and I own the old DVD but don't think I ever watched it. Haven't seen it since it premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel. Don't really have much to compare it to. But I thought it look pretty flat and a bit fuzzy, and being so darkly lit the movie is visually uninteresting.

    The main bonus featurette runs just over an hour long, and they managed to get a lot of people for interviews, including a sizable chunk of the cast. The filming of the movie sounds like it was pretty uneventful and straight-forward, so there aren't really a lot of stories to tell. A lot of Scream's docs have run about 30 minutes and left me wanting more, but at an hour this one had me wanting a little less. 30 minutes would have sufficed here.

    There's also a little 13 minute featurette about building the sets, specifically the house used in the film. I found this pretty interesting, and never would have suspected that the house exterior in the film was a facade. Also included are two photo galleries, an 8 minute short film "Combat" by Marshall, as well as about five or six trailers for Dog Soldiers.

    As for the movie, I was excited to revisit. I remember being unimpressed at the time, but I really couldn't remember much about it at all, so was hoping a fresh viewing would give me an appreciation. I can't say it won me over. I found it pretty boring, to be honest. As mentioned above, the movie is visually ugly. Aside from the woman and that guy from Grey's Anatomy, I had a lot of trouble telling anyone apart. They all look, sound, and dress exactly the same. There's not really any character development, so there's nothing to distinguish anyone. All I could do was keep a headcount of how many were left. Some of the action scenes later on in the film were fun, but again, they're shot and edited so poorly that it's difficult to tell what's going on.

    I did appreciate the practical creature effects and that the wolves are guys in suits running around. I also appreciated that it groomed Neil Marshall for The Descent, a terrific film that avoids all the flaws of this one. Actually, this is a rare instance where I'd love to see Marshall remake the film with the knowledge and resources he has now. It's a really fun premise for a movie, and I'd love to see it done right. But as for what's on the screen here... I don't get what the buzz is about. Some people call it one of the best werewolf movies ever made, but I don't think it was even close. It's just a middling little creature feature, and I'm not surprised they stuck it on the Sci-Fi Channel here in the States (although Sci-Fi then was completely different from what it is now).
     

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