postheadericon Our Picks: Top 5 Independent Films Released On DVD

Cult classics are films that have a highly devoted but specific group of fans and have failed to achieve fame outside their small fanbases. 20 of the top, but often hard to find on DVD, clut classics include: 20. The Mack – A 1973 blaxploitation film that stars Max Julien and Richard Pryor. 19. Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn – A 1987 horror comedy film and sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. 18. Hard Boiled – A 1992 Hong Kong action film directed by John Woo.The whole story can be found at http://oldgamereviewer.com/2012/05/20/the-rocky-horror-picture-show-1975-review/ 17. Dazed and Confused – A 1993 comedy written and directed by Richard Linklate. 16. The Warriors – A 1979 action/thriller film based on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel of the same name. 15. Faster, Pussy-Cat! Kill! Kill! – A 1965 exploitation movie directed by Russ Meyer. 14. Eraserhead – A 1977 American surrealist film. 13. Brazil – A 1985 British science fiction fantasy/black comedy movie. 12. Plan 9 From Outer Space – A 1959 science fiction film featuring Gregory Walcott and Mona McKinnon. 11. Five Deadly Venoms – A 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film. 10. The Shawshank Redemption – A 1994 drama which was adapted from Stephen King novels and stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. 9. Blade Runner – A 1982 science fiction movie starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young. 8. Scarface – A 1983 crime film starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana. 7. Repo Man – A 1984 movie directed by Alex Cox and starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. 6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – A 1974 independent horror film. 5. Pink Flamingos – A 1972 transgressive black comedy movie written, produced, composed, shot, edited, and directed by John Waters. 4. Harold and Maude – A 1971 dark comedy film directed by Hal Ashby. 3. Freaks – A 1932 Pre-Code horror film about sideshow performers, directed and produced by Tod Browning. 2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – A 1975 film adaptation of the British rock musical stageplay, The Rocky Horror Show, http://www.bestchoicetv.com/directv-sports.html, written by Richard O’Brien. 1. This is Spinal Tap – A 1984 rock musical mockumentary about the fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap.

postheadericon The Top 10 Obscure Film DVD Sites

For film buffs and fans of the cinema, finding more obscure titles and lesser known movies to add to your collection can be an important concern. Having to deal with the same old limited choices for your next viewing can quickly become a stale and tedious experience. Seeking out rare films, work by unknown and amateur directors and the most interesting DVD’s to add to your collection could allow you to build a far more enjoyable library or enjoy something a little different when it comes to watching your next Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon The Top 10 Underground Film DVD Sites

Getting a movie off the Internet can be one of the easiest things you do. Underground film sites enable you to download a movie for a reasonable price so that you do not have to pay a lot just to have the DVD in your hands. The movie can be downloaded straight to your computer and there is a possibility that you can then burn the movie to a disc. The type of site you download the movie from will determine if you can burn the media to a Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon The Unbelievable Cyberpunk Nightmare of Tetsuo

Even with satellitetv-hq.com and all of those huge movie channels you get, I don’t think you’re going to ever see a film quite like Tetsuo the Iron Man.

Shot entirely on 16mm with heavy use of stop-motion sequences spliced with live action, Tetsuo is both bizarrely terrifying and comically obtuse. It starts with a man who wakes up to find that his body is slowly turning into a machine. Despite his efforts to hide the emerging cybernetics, he cannot hide what he is becoming and the film culminates in a climax between two metal monsters, one of them no longer resembling the man’s human form.

Critics have hailed this obscure film as a metaphor of the invasion-like integration of high-technology in Japanese society which was quite prevalent at the time. You see it clearly in the film as the protagonist, a traditional Japanese salaryman, is flanked on all sides by his metal mutation until he is ultimately consumed.

The film, despite its horrific and disturbing imagery represents the fear that the traditional Japanese face as technology seizes their lives and their culture. It is a fast-paced, high adrenaline nightmare about a world changing too fast for one man (the protagonist or the creator – take your pick) to keep up with.

postheadericon Top 50 Weird and Obscure Films Available On DVD

For those new to the world of cult movies and seeking a good introduction to the benchmarks of the genre, there are many popular lists to start with. Some lists might feature the top 50 weird and obscure films available on DVD. Unfortunately, some of those 50 titles might especially hard to find on DVD. Others may be easily available, but only in altered versions. Here’s a closer look at four popular titles that may give Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon The Top 10 International Film DVD Sites

10. Troma Entertainment, America’s oldest independent film studio, is noted for producing B-movie exploitation classics. The company’s online store boasts a collection of over 200 films for horror lovers everywhere.
9. Times Forgotten hosts classic television series on DVD, as well as martial arts films.
8. Cinema De Bizarre contains a catalog of cult films and spaghetti westerns, in addition to collector’s editions of classic thrillers.
7. Kultur features stage productions and musical recitals to purchase on DVD for fine art fans.
6. Film Baby Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Our Picks: 20 Grindhouse Film Gems

While some grindhouse films premiered once and then faded away into obscurity, others managed to gain a strong following of exploitation movie devotees. Here are 20 of those popular, lasting grindhouse features.

“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)” – Directed by Tobe Hooper, this scare-fest had it all: blood, guts, and psycho killers wearing masks made out of human flesh.

“Dawn of the Dead (1978)” – This George A. Romero zombie feature showcased a world overrun by the undead and a Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon 20 Exploitation Films You Need To See

Blood-soaked revenge, graphic violence, overt sexuality, and martial arts all can be found in the great exploitation films of the 1960s and 1970s. The 20 films on this list were considered controversial, over-the-top, and excellent examples of exploitation cinema.

“Rolling Thunder (1977)” – A war veteran seeks revenge against the men that killed his family.

“Coffy (1973)” – Pam Grier stars as a nurse out to get revenge on drug dealers.

“Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)” – Street gangs attack men locked away in an Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Top 20 Hard-To-Find Cult Classics On DVD

Cult classics are films that have a highly devoted but specific group of fans and have failed to achieve fame outside their small fanbases. 20 of the top, but often hard to find on DVD, clut classics include:

20. The Mack – A 1973 blaxploitation film that stars Max Julien and Richard Pryor.

19. Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn – A 1987 horror comedy film and sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead.

18. Hard Boiled – A 1992 Hong Kong action film directed by John Woo. The whole story can be found at http://oldgamereviewer.com/2012/05/20/the-rocky-horror-picture-show-1975-review/

17. Dazed and Confused – A 1993 comedy written and directed by Richard Linklate.

16. The Warriors – A 1979 action/thriller film based on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel of the same name.

15. Faster, Pussy-Cat! Kill! Kill! – A 1965 exploitation movie directed by Russ Meyer.

14. Eraserhead – A 1977 American surrealist film.

13. Brazil – A 1985 British science fiction fantasy/black comedy movie.

12. Plan 9 From Outer Space – A 1959 science fiction film featuring Gregory Walcott and Mona McKinnon.

11. Five Deadly Venoms – A 1978 Hong Kong martial arts film.

10. The Shawshank Redemption – A 1994 drama which was adapted from Stephen King novels and stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

9. Blade Runner – A 1982 science fiction movie starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young.

8. Scarface – A 1983 crime film starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana.

7. Repo Man – A 1984 movie directed by Alex Cox and starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton.

6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – A 1974 independent horror film.

5. Pink Flamingos – A 1972 transgressive black comedy movie written, produced, composed, shot, edited, and directed by John Waters.

4. Harold and Maude – A 1971 dark comedy film directed by Hal Ashby.

3. Freaks – A 1932 Pre-Code horror film about sideshow performers, directed and produced by Tod Browning.

2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – A 1975 film adaptation of the British rock musical stageplay, The Rocky Horror Show, written by Richard O’Brien.

1. This is Spinal Tap – A 1984 rock musical mockumentary about the fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap.