Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: The Possession of Hannah Grace, Next of Kin & Willard


February 26th 2019


The last Bluray Tuesday of February has arrived. First up is the pretty girl ghost story The Possession of Hannah Grace. This one is a solid film not the best of its sub genre. A fun watch biy I'd recommend renting it first. Scream Factory releases Willard for the first time on Bluray with a new scan and bonus features. Rodents creep me out so I'll probably sit this one out. I've seen this when it was first released and I think that's enough for me. Severin Films this week releases Next of Kin, which sounds interesting and I'm looking forward to checking out. Disney is making bank this week with 3 releases landing on the same day. It starts with the Wreck it Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks The Internet. Next up is the 30th anniversay of The Little Mermaid in a new 4K restored release. Both of these will have a Best Buy steelbooks and Target exclusive steelbooks. The last Disney release is Marvel Studio's Captain America: The First Avenger re released in 4K with an exclusive steelbook only at Best Buy. Rounding out the week are various horror films from Vinegar Syndrome all with new scans, the Legally Blonde Collection, Nicolas Cage's new action thriller Between Worlds and foreign action horror Rampant. What will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

The Possession of Hannah Grace: Amazon - $19.99

When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.

The Possession of Hannah Grace (Blu-ray) 

Next of Kin: Amazon - $21.99

In a rest home for elderly people, a daughter reads her mother's diary. Soon events that are mentioned in the mother's diary begin to happen to the daughter.
Next of Kin (Blu-ray) 

Willard: Amazon - $26.99

This is the story of Willard Stiles who is a social misfit taking care of his ill and fragile but verbally abusive mother Henrietta in a musty old mansion that is also home to a colony of rats. Willard then finds himself constantly humiliated in front of his co-workers and is eventually fired by his cruel and uncaring boss, Mr. Frank Martin, a vicious man whose professional interest in Willard extends to a personal financial one
Willard (Blu-ray) 

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Best Buy - $24.99
4K: Best Buy - $29.99

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush." In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet -- the netizens -- to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

Ralph Breaks the Internet (Blu-ray) 

Ralph Breaks the Internet 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99

Ralph Breaks the Internet 4K (Blu-ray) 

Digi-Book: Target - $32.99

Ralph Breaks the Internet 4K (Blu-ray) 

The Little Mermaid (30th Anniversary): Best Buy - $22.99
4K: Best Buy - $29.99

Ariel, a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder, and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true—and save her father's beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula!

The Little Mermaid (Blu-ray) 

The Little Mermaid 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99

The Little Mermaid 4K (Blu-ray) 

Digi-Book: Target - $32.99

The Little Mermaid 4K (Blu-ray) 

Captain America: The First Avenger 4K: Best Buy - $34.99 

 Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull.

Captain America: The First Avenger 4K (Blu-ray)
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Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99

Captain America: The First Avenger 4K (Blu-ray) 

Party Line: Amazon - $25.99

A rich brother and sister are crazed killers. She lures men into her bed, and he attacks them and murders them. A detective is assigned to find the killers and bring them in.

Party Line (Blu-ray) 

Wacko: Amazon - $25.99

Designed as a spoof of slasher movies, this gory comedy is set in a town that more than a decade ago was home to the infamous lawnmower killer. Set just before the big Halloween soiree at the local high school, it follows officer Dick Harbinger as he desperately tries to convince the town that the dreaded mechanical reaper is about to return for more bloodshed and horror.

Wacko (Blu-ray) 

Battle for the Lost Planet: Amazon - $25.99

After hijacking a space shuttle, a spy finds that the controls are malfunctioning and sees alien battleships approaching Earth. Many years later, when the arc of his flight path returns to earth, he finds the planet under alien domination.

Battle for the Lost Planet (Blu-ray) 

The Mole People: Amazon - $25.99

A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five-millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopotamia.

The Mole People (Blu-ray) 

Tinseltown: Amazon - $25.99

Mary Jo Harmon is a small town country girl who dreams of moving to Hollywood to pursue her ambition of becoming a famous movie star. But no sooner than arriving, her fantasies of glitz and glamour begin to get chipped away, as she learns that all of the things she’s heard about LA’s sleazy casting couches, lecherous producers, and perverted parties are…absolutely true! Will Mary Jo ever be able to fulfill her dream, as the world around her turns into an ever greater orgy of disappointment?

Tinseltown (Blu-ray) 

Invasion of the Blood Farmers: Amazon - $22.99

A sect of druids called the "Sangroids" living in Westchester County, New York, plan to resurrect their Queen, Onhorrid. Unwary travelers are abducted and drained of their blood in a desperate search for the particular type needed to bring the Queen back to life.

Invasion of the Blood Farmers (Blu-ray) 

Legally Blonde (1&2): Amazon - $26.99

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him (Matthew Davis) from proposing: She is too blond. Elle rallies all of her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back.

Legally Blonde Collection (Blu-ray) 

Mary Queen of Scots: Amazon - $22.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. 

Mary Queen of Scots (Blu-ray) 

Mary Queen of Scots 4K (Blu-ray) 
 
Spun: Amazon - $24.99

Three days of epic drug binging become a meth-induced odyssey for college drop out Ross when he becomes the local Crystal Meth cook's personal driver in exchange for free drugs. Bouncing from one bizarre situation to another, Ross slowly slips deeper and deeper into the crazy anonymous world of speed freaks in which there exists no boundaries or morality. With an all star cast including Brittany Murphy, Jason Schwartzman, John Leguizamo, Patrick Fugit, Mena Suvari, and an unfortunate green dog, get ready to see the city through eyes that can't sleep. It's Spun.

Spun (Blu-ray) 

Rampant: Amazon - $17.99

Lee Chung is a Prince of Joseon, but he has been taken hostage to the Qing Dynasty. He enjoys boozing, womanizing and gambling. He is also an excellent swordsman. His older brother Lee Young will succeed to the throne and brings Lee Chung to Joseon. He returns after more than 10 years. Soon, Lee Chung faces monsters that run rampant in the night.

Rampant (Blu-ray) 

Border: Amazon - $22.99

Customs officer Tina is known for her extraordinary sense of smell. It’s almost as if she can sniff out the guilt on anyone hiding something. But when Vore, a suspicious-looking man, walks past her, her abilities are challenged for the first time ever. Tina can sense Vore is hiding something she can’t identify. Even worse, she feels a strange attraction to him. As Tina develops a special bond with Vore and discovers his true identity, she also realizes the truth about herself. Tina, like Vore, does not belong to this world. Her entire existence has been one big lie and now she has to choose: keep living the lie or embrace Vore’s terrifying revelations.
Border (Blu-ray) 

Between Worlds: Amazon - $14.99

The story follows Joe, (Cage), a down-on-his-luck truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and child. He meets Julie (Potente), a spiritually gifted woman who enlists Joe in a desperate effort to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter, Billie (Mitchell). But the spirit of Joe's dead wife Mary proves stronger, possessing the young woman's body and determined to settle her unfinished business with the living.
Between Worlds (Blu-ray)
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Damages (The Complete Series): Amazon - $59.99

Damages is a legal thriller set in the world of New York City high-stakes litigation. The series, which provides a view into the true nature of power and success, follows the turbulent lives of Patty Hewes the nation's most revered and reviled high-stakes litigator and her bright, ambitious protege Ellen Parsons as they become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting the allegedly corrupt Arthur Frobisher, one of the country's wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles with Frobisher and his attorney Ray Fiske, Ellen Parsons will be front and center witnessing just what it takes to win at all costs, as it quickly becomes clear that lives, as well as fortunes, may be at stake.

Damages: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) 


-The Impostor

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Overlord, A Star Is Born, & Skinner


February 19th 2019


Bluray Tuesday creeps up on us once more. First up is one that surprised me last year, Overlord. I went into it not expecting much and I left the theater loving this one! So definitely adding to my collection this week. Next up is another non-horror film favorite of last year, A Star Is Born. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper are pretty much perfect in this remake and I really enjoyed the soundtrack. Best Buy will carry an exclusive steelbook of this release and Target an exclusive slipcover with new art and bonus material. Severin Films this week releases early 90's slasher Skinner for the first time on Bluray. I've never heard of this one but looking forward to it. Rounding out this week is another remake, Robin Hood. This release is also get retailer exclusives. Best Buy will carry an exclusive 4K steelbook packaging. What will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Overlord: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $27.99

On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.

Overlord (Blu-ray) 

Overlord 4K (Blu-ray) 

Skinner (1993): Amazon - $22.99

Dennis Skinner seems like a normal enough guy, but he has a very abnormal hobby -- at night, he creeps through the back streets looking for potential victims, and when he finds one, he carefully removes their skin with an elaborate collection of knives. Heidi, one of Dennis' victims, is on his trail, waiting for a chance to get her revenge, but in the meantime Dennis has developed a crush on Kerry, and wants to find a way to show her he really cares.

Skinner (Blu-ray) 

A Star Is Born (2018): Amazon - $24.99
4K: Amazon - $29.99

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

A Star Is Born (Blu-ray)
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A Star Is Born 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99

A Star Is Born 4K (Blu-ray) 

Exclusive Cover & Bonus Content: Target - $26.99

A Star Is Born (Blu-ray) 

La Verite (The Truth): Amazon - $27.99

Beautiful, troubled Dominique Marceau came to bohemian Paris to escape the suffocation of provincial life, only to wind up in a courtroom, accused of a terrible crime: the murder of her lover. As the trial commences and the lawyers begin tangling over Dominique's fate, the film delves into her past, reconstructing her struggle to find a foothold in the city. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of an impulsive young woman misunderstood and mistreated by those around her, and of her ultimately tragic affair with an up-and-coming conductor.

La vΓ©ritΓ© (Blu-ray) 

Death in Venice: Amazon - $27.99

A fastidious composer reeling from a disastrous concert, Gustav von Aschenbach travels to Venice to recover. There, he is struck by a vision of pure beauty in the form of a young boy, his infatuation developing into an obsession even as rumors of a plague spread through the city.

Death in Venice (Blu-ray) 

The Return of The Vampire: Amazon - $25.99

In 1918, Armand Tesla (Bela Lugosi), a 200-year-old Hungarian vampire, prowls the English countryside, feeding from the jugulars of the villagers. But Tesla's reign of terror is interrupted when a pair of scientists, Lady Jane (Frieda Inescort) and Sir John Ainsley (Roland Varno), drive a railroad spike through his heart. The "un-dead" Tesla remains safely entombed for two decades until the impact from a stray Nazi bomb accidentally releases him. Along with his werewolf servant Andreas Obry (Matt Willis), the resurrected vampire now plots vengeance on the family that put a halt to his nocturnal feasting...

The Return of the Vampire (Blu-ray) 

Barb Wire: Amazon - $8.99

There's a joint in Steel Harbor. It's called the Hammerhead Bar and Grille. The place is legendary. So is its owner. Her name is Barb Wire. She's razor sharp. She's tough as nails. She won't take shit and she won't take sides. She lives in the not-too-distant future where biology is used to kill, not cure, in a country devastated by Civil War. Every man wants her. No man can have her. She's a woman with high standards in a world of lowest common denominators. She's not about to waste her time with a man unless he has a really big one and knows how to use it--a brain, that is. It's been a long time since Barb's been on anybody's side other than her own. But when she wants to, she can more than match any man. There's nothing she can't handle. You can blast her and beat her, slash her and shoot her, drag her and diss her. But, whatever you do, just don't call her "babe..."

Barb Wire (Blu-ray) 

Robin Hood (2018): Amazon - $19.99
 4K: Amazon - $23.99

Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

Robin Hood (Blu-ray) 

Robin Hood 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Amazon - $29.99

Robin Hood 4K (Blu-ray) 

Dracula's Fiancee: Amazon - $19.99

A professor and his protege track Dracula through parallel universes and find an odd order of nuns, which is holding a young woman captive so she can marry the vampire.

Dracula's Fiancee / Lost in New York (Blu-ray) 

Revenge of the Spaceman: Amazon - $19.99

Local hillbillies and college students defend the world from an alien invasion.

Revenge of the Spacemen (Blu-ray) 

Backtrace: Amazon - $14.99

The lone surviving thief of a violent armored car robbery is sprung from a high security facility and administered an experimental drug.

Backtrace (Blu-ray) 


   
 -The Impostor

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Unnamed Footage Festival Lineup and Exclusive Trailer



We're mere days away from the second annual Unnamed Footage Festival and we're extremely excited about this year's lineup! UFF has grown so much in its short lifespan, and this year we will be having an opening night screening of last year's winner along with drinks and shmoozing Thursday night at the Artist's Television Access on Valencia Street. Then it's two solid days of found footage horror, faux documentary, and POV cinema at the Balboa Theatre!

 We are also unveiling this year's festival trailer, you can find it at the end of this post. Enjoy!


πŸ’€ Thursday πŸ’€


OPENING NIGHT RE-CALIBRATION PARTY AT ATA 


BUTTERFLY KISSES [2018.USA.1h31m]
Thursday 21st @ 8pm
BUTTERFLY KISSES is a documentary about a documentary, burying a ghost story in a unique frame, with the BUTTERFLY KISSES director [Erik Kristopher Myers] himself investigating its authenticity. The film follows, Gavin York, an aspiring filmmaker who has made the most important discovery of his life: a box of old tapes. These tapes contain raw, unedited footage shot by two young students concerning the local legend, Peeping Tom. As the story of this footage unravels, so does Gavin, and a documentary crew he has recruited to film everything is there to capture what may or may not be a supernatural phenomenon. - MK


πŸ’€ Friday πŸ’€


PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2: TOKYO NIGHT [2010.Japan.1h30m]
Friday 22nd @ 12pm
A Japanese student is struck by a car while visiting San Diego and is returning home after her accident with two broken legs — and an unexpected guest. Released a year after America's J-horror craze came to an end, TOKYO NIGHT is a direct sequel to 2007's PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, made in Japan and never released in the USA. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see an American ghost story filtered through another culture. - RF


πŸ’€ Short Form Footage #1 πŸ’€
Friday 22nd @ 1:45pm





MIDNIGHT SWIM [2015.USA.1h24m]
Friday 22nd @ 3:45pm
Three half sisters return to their childhood home to settle their mother’s affairs after she is pronounced dead following a diving accident, from which her body was never recovered. After getting reacquainted with the surroundings they left behind and learning of local legends that surround the lake in which their mother perished, the sisters jokingly perform a summoning ritual on the pier by the house. The already heavy atmosphere is then peppered with strange occurrences that none of the women can explain, while they are each developing a vastly different relationship with the lake. Sarah Adina Smith’s directorial debut THE MIDNIGHT SWIM takes a subtle approach to horror while drowning the audience in the emotional turmoil of a strained family relationship. -OO

[Screening w/ short THE LAST VACATION]



NIGHT TRIP [1993.USA.1h12m]
Friday 22nd @ 5:25pm
A documentarian joins a taxi driver on a late night journey into the bizzaro landscape of Eugene, Oregon in 1993. Completed two years prior to the rise of Taxicab Confessions, oddballs join the driver throughout the night, taking them on a strange odyssey. An artifact of the past, THE NIGHT TRIP remained unknown and undistributed, an unsettling expedition through a time that is both remembered and forgotten. Never before screened in a theater, UFF is excited to be the first to display this buried gem of early found footage. - CL

[Followed by Q&A with the filmmaker]




20th ANNIVERSARY: THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT [1999.USA.1h45m]
Friday 22nd @ 7:10pm
Written and Directed by Daniel Myrick & Eduardo SΓ‘nchez, Produced by Gregg Hale
Two decades ago three young filmmakers went into the woods to investigate a legend, and all that came back were a few reels of film. Was it real? At first, no one was sure. To maintain believability, the actors weren’t provided a script, merely a directive: keep filming. The filmmakers staged the horrors around them, and the actors had no idea what to expect. This documentation of real fear is what elevated THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT from another supernatural horror to the groundbreaking work that inspired hundreds of filmmakers to experiment in this style themselves. UFF is honored to be presenting this 20th anniversary screening of the watershed film that brought found footage horror to the mainstream. - MK

[THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT will include a video introduction from director Eduardo Sanchez and will be screened on VHS for full immersion.]

[ w/ short CULT FILM]




EL SANATORIO [2010.COSTA RICA.1hr13m]
Friday 22nd @ 9pm
El Sanatorio Duran was built in 1919, a sanitorium for tuberculosis patients. Over the years, the institute became a prison and an orphanage, where countless atrocities were committed. Kurt and Luis are two aimless students who decide to make a documentary about the abandoned sanitorium — and of course, things don’t go quite as planned. Collecting an odd cast of characters to accompany them on their journey, Costa Rica’s first ever horror film is a creative and disarmingly funny late-night crowd pleaser. - MK



LA LLORONA INVESTIGATION: HER CRY [2019.USA.1h17m]
Friday 22nd @ 10:30pm
Tina was given a daunting challenge: spend the night in a known Llorona hotspot while pledging her sorority. And Tina never returned. The crew of the television program "Paranormal Legends” has recovered the sorority's cameras and sees this as the perfect opportunity to kick start their shows 4th season, solve the mystery of the Llorona, a Latin American legend known as the “Weeping Woman”. And now, they've gone missing as well. Join UFF for the never before seen police re-cut of LA LLORONA INVESTIGATION, an absurdly over-the-top horror film that exemplifies how entertaining a committed and fearless cast can be. - RF

[Screening w/ short TOFINO 2018]


πŸ’€ Saturday πŸ’€


πŸ’€ Short Form Footage #2 πŸ’€



WEBCAST [2016.UK.1h36m]
Saturday 23rd @ 12:45pm
While shooting a documentary about the disappearance of her aunt, Chloe and cameraman Ed catch something completely unexpected The filmmaking duo shift their focus to surveilling the seemingly vanilla old couple next door, uploading their findings to the internet every step of the way. Although their story goes unnoticed, documenting becomes a compulsion, especially when they realize that the couple next door aren’t the only people with dark secrets in their basements. WEBCAST blends the invasive voyeurism of REAR WINDOW with the paranoia of ROSEMARY’S BABY, and still manages to blindside you with an explosive ending that will make you think twice about peeking into strangers’ windows. - OO

[Followed by Q&A with the filmmaker] 



THE MOOSE HEAD OVER THE MANTEL [2018.USA.1h29m]
Saturday 23rd @ 2:45pm
1983: A young woman moves her family into her long-abandoned ancestral home. Though desperate to build a new life, they wind up caught in the maelstrom of violence and horror that has enveloped the house for more than a century. Six different directors capture the carnage over different time periods, all seen from the perspective of animal heads mounted and lurking on the living room wall. This found footage anthology builds smartly and powerfully to a painfully inevitable climax of all-out horror and carnage. - DR

[Screening w/ short HOUND FOOTAGE]



DRIB [2017.USA/Norway.1h28m]
Saturday 23rd @ 4:45pm
A viral video star gets the opportunity to be sponsored by a very popular, unnamed energy drink, but sometimes the reason why you get hired is the same reason you get fired. This innovative and underseen film is comprised of interviews and reenactments of Amir Asgharnejad’s real life story with internet fame colliding with a harsh critique of the marketing world. Including the talents of Adam Pearson [UNDER THE SKIN] and comedian Brett Gelman, DRIB is a sleek and imaginative documentary of half-truths that marries style and substance. - CL



ANTRUM: THE DEADLIEST FILM EVER MADE [2018.USA.1h35m]
Saturday 23rd @ 6:30pm
After spending decades lost in obscurity, the forbidden film ANTRUM has resurfaced. Shot in the early 1970s by an Eastern European filmmaker, ANTRUM tells the story of two children and their descent into hell. The making of the film is shrouded in mystery, but directors Laicini and Amito have pieced together what little history there is to tell the story of the cursed film and the tragedies it has unleashed. Now, those daring enough will finally have the chance to see ANTRUM: THE DEADLIEST FILM EVER MADE. - MK

[Followed by Q&A with the filmmakers]



FOLLOWED [2018.USA.1h36m]
Saturday 23rd @ 8:30pm
"Vlogger of the Macabre," DropTheMike made a name for himself by disrespecting the dead and exploiting urban legends. For his next episode he recruits three friends for a special Halloween-edition vlog. They'll be staying inside the reputably haunted Hotel Lennox, in an attempt to gain 50,000 more subscribers and the $250,000 promised by "Haute Gothic" in return. Mixing the upbeat vibe of an overproduced vlog with the narrative stylings of UNFRIENDED, FOLLOWED will please both casual and serious Found Footage horror fans. - RF

[Followed by Q&A with cast and crew]



MURDER BOX [2018.Canada.1h22m]
Saturday 23rd @ 10:30pm
A stand-up comedian with a penchant for the macabre is questioned by local authorities after his ex-girlfriend brings his morality and sanity into question with a video diary. Inspired by Gerald Varga’s stage persona, Gerald Gerald Geraldson, MURDER BOX is a dissection of the delusion of an artist and how far is too far for a laugh. - CL

[WORLD PREMIERE. Gerald Gerald Geraldson will be joining us in person for a set of his unique stand up comedy and a Q&A following the film.]


You can find all these times and titles in our exclusive festival trailer!
Get tickets at UnnamedFootageFestival.com