Thursday, August 17, 2017

MATINEE IDOL - Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray Review

Directed By: Henri Pachard
Writer: David F. Friedman
Starring: Jesie St. James, John Leslie, Kay Parker
Color/88 Minutes/X
Region FREE
Release Date: July 25, 2017

The Film
I know a porno comedy is going to be good when a shot of an erect dick floating in a pool is put to the "dun-dun" theme from Jaws. That's funny stuff. MATINEE IDOL is filled with funny stuff and is also a charming story of romance based around the two biggest stars working in the business, Lance Hardy and Linda Hand (John Leslie and Jesie St. James). Nothing sells like a Hardy Hand picture and nobody is more jealous of someone else than they are of each other.

MATINEE IDOL wastes no time bringing the sex appeal of the laughs and mixes them frequently with big success. From the beginning scene of Lance Hardy and Linda Hand having trouble finishing a blow job scene because of some personal bickering and then Linda ending the day's shoot by turning the blow job in to a crunch and munch (ouch!) and the pair swearing they'd never work with the other again. Each star sets out to find a new co-star, while the studio intends to replace them with younger, cheaper talent. Linda finds out her pool boy is a big fan and gets involved with him leading to a hilarious scene where she brings in a friend (Colleen Brennan) to make a plaster cast of his cock and continually suck him off to make sure it's a nice hard cast but when it gets too hard and breaks the cast they have to find a way to keep him hard but not get too crazy so they resort to fucking his toes. Toe fucking takes shrimping to a whole new level.

Along with the laughs there's a nice tale of love between the two stars who realize they're perfect for each other and let their guards down which makes MATINEE IDOL more than just silly sexcapades. Performances are quite good all around and we even get an appearance from Kay Parker (Taboo) which is always a welcomed sight. The sex is hot, the laughs are genuine and the story is just strong enough to make this something special.

The Audio & Video
Vinegar Syndrome delivers a beautiful transfer that MATINEE IDOL is completely deserving of. The anamorphic widescreen transfer is taken from a new 2K scan and restoration of the original camera negative which has a warm, natural grain structure. Colors are vivid and skin tones are true to life with no waxy look and feel. The audio features a DTS-HD Mono track that is free of any background noise, distortions or wobbles. The levels are stable with no peaks or dips in volume and the quality of the audio is very crisp with excellent clarity.

The Extras
Special features include a historical audio interview with writer/producer David F. Friedman and the original theatrical trailer.

The Bottom Line
MATINEE IDOL is a must own for adult film fans and first time viewers will be pleasantly surprised by the levels of entertainment on display here on top of just the sex.

MATINEE IDOL is available HERE

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cult Epics Releasing 2 Boxsets This September

REEL GORE COLLECTION (4 Disc Blu-ray box set) and 
SEX MURDER ART: THE FILMS OF JORG BUTTGEREIT (5 Disc DVD box set) coming from Reel Gore Releasing and Cult Epics September 26, 2017 

REEL GORE COLLECTION (4 Disc Blu-ray box set) 
Price:                              $59..95 (4xBlu-ray)
Street Date:                            September 26, 2017
Production Year:                  2015, 2011, 2016, 2011
Film run time:                   Approx. 389 minutes
Language:                               English/German/German/English with optional English subtitles
Aspect Ratio:                         Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Audio:                                      Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo/DTS MD 5.1 Surround
Label:                                       Reel Gore Releasing
Distributor:                            CAV 
Blu-ray Catalog Number    RGRBO1  BD UPC: 881190600597
Rating:                                     Not Rated

Making of, Featurettes, Interviews, Trailers & Slideshow.

Price:                              $59.95  (5xDVD)
Production Years:                1987/1990/1991/1993
Films run time:                   Approx. 319 minutes
Bonus Features run time:   Over 20 Hours 
           DVD Catalog Number          CE153  DVD UPC: 881190014691
          Rating:                                       Not Rated

SEX MURDER ART Special Features
New Director’s Approved HD Transfers                                             
Two versions of Nekromantik
Exclusive Introductions for each film by Jorg Buttgereit
Q&A with Jorg Buttgereit 
Audio Commentaries
The Making Ofs
Still Photo Galleries
Jorg Buttgereit Trailers
Documentary: Corpse Fucking Art 
Short films: Hot Love, A Moment of Silence at the Grave of Ed Gein, Horror Heaven, Bloody Excess in the Leaders Bunker, My Father
Music Video: Half Girl by  Jorg Buttgereit
Original Motion Picture Soundtracks
Live Concert of Nekromantik 2                                                                         
DVD Exclusive art design by Silver Ferox
DVD Exclusive 40-page perfect-bind booklet with Interviews & exclusive photos with cast & crew

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Comet TV August Solar Eclipse Giveaway

In celebration of this month's solar eclipse Comet TV has put together a great lineup of movies that will drive you crazy with delight! And they've even put together an awesome prize pack to giveaway to one lucky reader!

The Prize Pack contains:
1 - “Total Solar Eclipse” Collectible First Day Issue Stamp - Straight from the USPS this is the official commemorative first day issue stamp.
1 - Comet USB Charging Bank - Do you want to snap a selfie and oh no, you only have 10% power left? Fear not, Comet has you covered. This awesome charger is the perfect save for any emergency situation!
1 - Comet Embroidered Hat - An official Comet TV hat is perfect for any ensamble. It will protect you from the sun, while you look more stylish and awesome than you already are!
1 - Comet Cooler Bag - This fun portable travel cooler is the go-to gear for your sodas, snacks and anything else you want to put it in. Take it to the park when you’re about to watch the eclipse and let your beverages stall chill and frosty, just like you!
1 - Limited Edition Comet SPF 30 Sunscreen Squeeze Pouch - We can’t let you get toasty out in the sun! This limited edition SPF 30 sunscreen pouch can go in your travel bag and let you avoid a nasty burn!

To Enter: 
Send an Email to with the following info
- Your full name and address
- Your favorite movie involving an eclipse of the sun
- Which item in this month's giveaway would you use most often

- Giveaway open to the U.S. Only

Also, don’t forget about the awesome movies airing on Comet TV in August!
Check out the full list of August Films and the embeddable gifs to share below. If you don’t mind mentioning it in your giveaway post and include some of the embeddable assets that would be awesome!

About COMET TV - August 2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible across all of North America. The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to 3 hours. If you care about the well-being of Earth and you're a space-head like us, check out COMET's...
"When The Moon Throws Shade" 
Ultimate Guide to Eclipsing
Vampire’s Kiss (1973) 
Wednesday, August 16 at 6P/5C 
Friday, August 25 at NOON/11C
Steel Dawn (1987) 
Friday, August 11 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, August 12 at 8P/7C 
Sunday, August 20 at 4P/3C 
Thursday, August 24 at 6P/5C
An American Werewolf in London (1981) 
Friday, August 18 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, August 19 at 8P/7C 
Sunday, August 27 at 4P/3C 
Thursday, August 31 at 6P/5C
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) 
Friday, August 25 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, August 26 at 8P/7C 
Wednesday, August 30 at 5:30P/4:30C
1984 (1985) 
Sunday, August 13 at 6P/5C 
Friday, August 18 at 10p/9C 
Wednesday, August 23 at MIDNIGHT/11C 
Monday, August 28 at 6P/5C
An American Werewolf in London 
One of the greatest horror films of all time is headed to COMET! Check out John Landis’ often imitated but never duplicated 1981 classic, An American Werewolf in London, and discover why it’s always a good idea to “stay off the moors.” The film airs on COMET on August 18 at 8P/7C, and again the following night at the same time.
Friday, August 18 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, August 19 at 8P/7C 
and Sunday, August 27 at 4P/3C

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 
Most of the time, we’re not big fans of remakes. But once in a while, a remake comes along that vastly outshines its inspiration. Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the 1978 reboot of the 1956 sci-fi thriller, is one of those remakes. Not only that, it’s maybe the best remake ever made, and with stars like Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, and Leonard Nimoy, it’s not hard to see why. The invasion begins on August 25 at 8P/7C, with an encore airing at 8P/7C on August 26.
Friday, August 25 at 8P/7C 
Saturday, August 26 at 8P/7C 
and Wednesday, August 29 at 5:30P/4:30C

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

DAY OF RECKONING - Epic Pictures DVD Review

Directed By: Joel Novoa
Written By: Gregory Gieras
Starring: Jackson Hurst, Heather McComb, Jay Jay Warren
Color/86 Minutes/Not Rated
Region 1

The Film 
15 years after the Earth opened up and a nearly endless swarm of demonic monsters spilled from the depths devouring and killing anything in their way for a full day leaving millions dead. Now they're back thanks to a lunar eclipse to ravage the Earth once again.

DAY OF RECKONING debuted on the Syfy channel and that should let you know what you're in for. It's a run of the mill monster movie filled with CGI that rivals movies like Birdemic. These movies have loyal fans that love the low budget Z-grade effects and impossibly silly plots. Most horror and sci-fi fans write these movies off without ever giving them a chance and 99% of the time they're not missing anything. I can't totally say that you'd be missing something special if you did that to DAY OF RECKONING but I found myself totally engaged in the movie and never bored.

I can't say DAY OF RECKONING is a good movie because I don't like lying to you but I was entertained, at times by the movie itself but more often at how ridiculous these demon creatures were. Great writing and acting are never expected in low budget monster movies like this but the cast is solid with what they're asked to do and the movie even features Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator) but sadly she's gone all too quickly and given nothing to do. Her appearance in the film equates to little more than a name slapped on the box.

There's not much else to say about DAY OF RECKONING most movie fans will pass it over and never give it a chance based solely on the type of movie it is and I understand that. These movies aren't for everyone. I'm not even sure it's for me but hell, for whatever reason I had fun with it I had fun with it.

The Audio & Video
Epic Pictures delivers a good looking anamorphic widescreen transfer. Colors are strong and the image is sharp without any damage or blemishes. There are a handful of audio options including English, Spanish and German 2.0 stereo options. The main option is the English 5.1 surround mix that sounds very good. The levels are stable and the quality is crisp and clear. The movie has solid sound design that is fun to listen to when the action is intense.

The Extras
A trailer is the lone extra

The Bottom Line
If you're a fan of films like Birdemic or Sharknado then give DAY OF RECKONING a chance, it's right up your alley.


Monday, August 7, 2017

47 Meters Down Coming To Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD September 26

Claire Holt and Mandy Moore star in the Pulse-Pounding Thrill Ride Arriving on Digital HD September 12 and on Blu-rayTMCombo Pack and DVD on September 26 from Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA, CA (August 1, 2017) – Discover the terrifying dangers lurking under the surface when 47 Meters Down swims its way onto Digital HD on September 12 and Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand September 26. Stuck 47 meters below the ocean surface, Claire Holt (“The Originals”) stars alongside Mandy Moore (“This is Us”) in this must-see underwater thriller. Holt and Moore are joined by star Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises) in this gripping race against time.

Sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) become trapped at the bottom of the ocean when a diving expedition to observe sharks goes horribly wrong. When the cable attaching the cage sinks to the bottom of the ocean, the sisters must figure out a way to get back to safety battling injuries, lack of oxygen, and worst of all, bloodthirsty, great white sharks.

The 47 Meters Down Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

Instagram: @47metersdown
Twitter: @47MDown

Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: © 47 Down LTD, 2016
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense peril, bloody images, and brief strong language
Genre: Thriller/Horror
Closed-Captioned: N/A  
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 89 minutes
BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
BD Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Thursday, August 3, 2017

MY CHAUFFEUR - Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray Review

Directed By: David Beaird
Written By: David Beaird
Starring: Deborah Foreman, Sam J. Jones, Howard Hesseman
Color/97 Minutes/R
Region FREE
Release Date: July 25, 2017

The Film
Casey Meadows is about to upgrade her life as a dishwasher when she receives a job offer to become a driver for the very prestigious Brentwood Limousine company. The male dominated industry is tossed on its head as Casey finds out that being a chauffeur is much more than just driving but that's not always bad as true love could be hiding in the back seat.

How did Deborah Foreman not become a superstar? She was a solid actress with great charisma and screen presence and she was pretty damn cute too. She had a decent string of movies in the mid to late 80s including the horror cult classics April Fool's Day and Waxwork but by the early 90s her roles began to fizzle out and it certainly isn't because she can't carry a movie. MY CHAUFFEUR wouldn't be the same movie without her in the lead. Sure, it has a charming script with just enough of an edge to keep things just a bit raunchy and edgy from the apparent incest ("Daddy we've been bad!") to the dirty mouthed old men that steal the show every time there's a scene taking place in the driver's lounge room and the performances across the board are all quite good including Sean McClory who plays the only the driver to support the young girl and acts as a fatherly figure and mentor for her new career. And there has to be mention of Sam J. Jones' drunken rampage through a park after a recent break up in the back of Casey's car where he slams a bottle of booze, strips down to his bare ass cheeks and runs around terrorizing everyone while Casey chases frantically behind. It's one of the funniest scenes in the movie.

You can't speak of comedy in this film without mentioning the cameos by a young Penn and Teller in a scene where Teller plays Abdul, a foreign dignitary and Penn Gillette plays Bone, a scam artist that takes Abdul on a wild night of partying all while posing as his body guard and spending Abdul's own money. David Beaird wrote and directed the film, one of only seven features he would helm which surprises me because if the rest of his filmography is half as good as MY CHAUFFEUR he'd be a keeper in my book and someone you could count on to make entertaining small-mid budget comedies. MY CHAUFFEUR sums up the fun and playful nature of the 80s without being childish or immature and ends up being a highly entertaining light hearted comedy.

The Audio & Video
Vinegar Syndrome has given MY CHAUFFEUR a new 2K scan and restoration from the original 35mm negative with very nice results for its HD debut. The colors are vivid and details are sharp. Black levels are deep with no compression issues. There is a bit of speckling scattered throughout but nothing distracting. the DTS-HD Mono audio is crisp and extremely pleasant to the ear. The mix is stable and free of any distortions or background noise. Optional English SDH subtitles are included. MY CHAUFFEUR looks and sounds exactly as it should.

The Extras
This Blu-ray is pretty stacked with features including:

-"License To Drive" - An interview with star Deborah Foreman
-Audio Commentary with writer/director David Beaird and actor Leland Crooke
-Audio Commentary with production assistant Jeff McKay
-Isolated Soundtrack
-Original theatrical trailer
-TV spots
-Still Gallery
-Reversible cover art

The Bottom Line
MY CHAUFFEUR is exactly what a romantic comedy should be. It has a cute charismatic leading lady, just enough of an edge and great writing that makes it legitimately funny and just a bit quirky at times. Vinegar Syndrome has given this cult favorite the treatment it is deserving of.

MY CHAUFFEUR is available HERE

Monday, July 31, 2017

Demonic Coming To DVD on 10/10/17

Street Date: 10/10/17
DVD SRP: $19.98

From producer James Wan, director of The Conjuring and Saw, experience the terrifying evil hidden within an abandoned home when Demonic arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand October 10 from Lionsgate. Just in time for Halloween, the film stars Golden Globe® nominee Maria Bello (Best Actress, A History of Violence, 2006) and Frank Grillo as a psychologist and a detective investigating the horrific murders of five college students who were killed while summoning paranormal spirits. The Demonic DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

The film centers on the aftermath of a horrific massacre where five college students were brutally murdered inside an abandoned home. Detective Mark Lewis (Frank Grillo) and psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Maria Bello) question one of the few survivors who explains they were amateur ghost-hunters, seeking out paranormal phenomenon at the abandoned house, which was believed to be haunted. But what started out as a harmless activity turned into something truly terrifying.

Maria Bello Prisoners, A History of Violence, “Goliath”
Frank Grillo The Purge franchise, Captain America franchise, The Grey
Cody Horn Magic Mike, End of Watch, Flipped
Dustin Milligan “Schitt's Creek”, “Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency”

Year of Production: 2015
Title Copyright: © 2013 House Films, Inc.
Type: Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: R for some violence/terror and brief language
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Closed Captioned: N/A 
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Feature Run Time: 83 minutes
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation 

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio