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Christopher Webster [DVD News 10.27.08] movie news dvd

With Halloween right around the corner we're getting a stack of cult and foreign scare flicks finally getting released on DVD. The fine people at Synapse Films are releasing a trio of previously tough to track down flicks; Patrick, Dark Forces, and Thirst while Jesse Franco's Devil Hunter and Bloody Moon are getting the royal treatment from Severin.

We've also got a slew of QE faves Poutrygeist, and Isidro Ortizs' Shiver (Eskalofro). The oddly enjoyable Zombie Strippers premieres on unrated DVD along with Anchor Bay's animated Dead Space: Downfall.

Rounding off the list of must sees this week are; the Tarantino produced Hell Ride, Red, and 13 Hours in a Warehouse. More goodies like trailers and links after the break.

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A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

Dark Forces
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A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the enigmatic stranger who mysteriously comes to "visit" him. Possessing uncanny magical prowess and miraculous psychic abilities, the peculiar, but seemingly benevolent, visitor quickly gains a spell-binding hold over the senator and his family. But a power-lusting political backer is also vying for control over the up-and-coming senator. And he would kill the influential stranger, without question, for that power. But he and the senator are about to be enlightened.

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The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.

Devil Hunter
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A Vietnam veteran heads to an island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god.

Bloody Moon
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Miguel (Christopher Brugger), a young man with a horribly disfigured face, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes a girl. He then brutally hacks up the young woman with a pair of scissors. Miguel is institutionalized at a mental asylum for five years. Afterward, he is released into the care of his sister, Manuela (Olivia Pascal). Along with their wheelchair bound mother, they operate a boarding school for young woman, called Europe's International Youth-Club Boarding School of Languages, on the Spanish resort of Costa Del Sol.

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Humans... the other white meat... Unless you're black, then it's dark meat... Or if you are Asian, then it's yellow meat... Or if you are Native American, it's red meat..

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A lonely adolescent moves with his mother to an isolated village and a series of odd events shock the community.

Zombie Strippers
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In the not too distant future a secret government re-animation chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Nebraska and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to spread, turning the strippers into "Super Zombie Strippers" the girls struggle with whether or not to conform to the new "fad" even if it means there's no turning back.

Dead Space: Downfall
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Meet Your Maker.

Hell Ride
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The story deals with the characters Pistolero, the Gent and Comanche and the deadly, unfinished business among them.

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A reclusive man sets out for justice and redemption when three troublesome teens kill his dog for no good reason.

13 Hours in a Warehouse
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As five underworld heavies settle in for an all night stay at an abandoned warehouse and former film studio, a series of bizarre and unsettling occurrences quickly lead them to believe they are not alone.

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cyberhal (13 years ago) Reply

Lloyd Kaufman, a great man making unhinged movies, long may he prosper

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