We highly recommend the following products if you don’t already have them in your collection. They are full of campy goodness.
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Films by Fearmakers and Strange Stuff Productions:
Attack of the Jelly Monsters from the Depths of Uranus (Coming soon from Strange Stuff Productions)
Not a hollywood blockbuster, but an excellent first-time effort for a group of indie filmmakers. This anthology of four horror shorts includes “The Psychic” starring Margot Kidder (Superman), Alicia Goranson (Boys Don’t Cry), Tom Savini (From Dusk Till Dawn), and K.C. Armstrong (The Howard Stern Show.) Buy this film and see what other indie filmmakers are doing. You can also find it on the shelves of most Hollywood Video stores if you would rather rent it.
Death of the Dead (Strange Stuff Productions)
Zombies and karate chop sockery infuse this action comedy. Bring on the toxic goo!!!
An intense, heart-pounding dish served with a side of gore that every true horror fan must see. Director Gary King takes his first trip into the genre and delivers a stylish 70’s vision with a hot cast, plenty of action and enough twists and turns to keep the audience on the edge of their seat. The cast includes newcomers Lydia Chandler, Will Triplett and Capel Kane and a performance by Bill Oberst, Jr. as the creepy ranger, Dale, that you won’t want to miss.
A blazing forest fire rips its way through Bear Mountain National Park. As the
firefighters try to contain it, the animals are being forced out of their habitat including a
beast that was better left undiscovered. Now several firefighters are missing or found
When word about the fire spreads, Dale, a scientist dedicated to proving the existence of
Bigfoot, hires Jack, a local Bigfoot hunting legend, to help him track the beast. Dale
wishes to provide proof of the beast’s existence, Jack wants to find it for revenge.
Owen, a park ranger, begins poking around searching for poachers who might be
interested in taking pop shots at the fleeing wildlife. He stumbles across Richard and
Gabrielle, two petty criminals who are on the run from the law. Owen soon discovers that
this simple arrest is anything but routine when he encounters the Bigfoot. As the creature
tears a path through the forest destroying everything and everyone it comes in contact
with, Owen must race home to rescue his pregnant wife who stands in the beast’s deadly
path and restore order to the park.
Other Find DVD’s:
Army of Darkness: Special Edition
Listen up “you primitive screw heads!” You MUST have this film in your collection. Bruce Campbell stars in this definitive campy horror comedy.
Bad Taste (Limited Edition)
Peter Jackson (Director, Lord of the Rings) began his career with this fine film. Slapstick gore fans won’t be disappointed as the film lives up to it’s title. This film is so wrong, it’s right.
City of God
Ok, this one isn’t campy like many of the others on my list. This is a straight out drama and one of the best ever made. Seriously, if you like a good drama, then buy this DVD as fast as you can. Buy it here, at a retail store, or anywhere you can, because this is what drama is all about. No shit.
Peter Jackson does it again. Do you want a film to shock and amaze your friends? Are you looking for maximum carnage? If so, this is the film for you.
The Devil’s Backbone (Special Edition)
Watch this film when you want a ghost story that’s not too scary. Set during the spanish civil war, this is a straight up (non-campy) ghost tale that will please everyone, including that film snob friend of yours who annoys you so much.
The Evil Dead (Book Of The Dead Limited Edition)
Bruce Campbell stars in the prequal to Army of Darkness. Debates over which film is better, and why, have raged on many occasions and over many beers. Regardless of which is better, only I know for sure and I’m not saying, your DVD collection is incomplete without both titles.
Leon – The Professional (Uncut International Version)
If you haven’t seen this one yet, YOUR FILM EDUCATION IS SORELY LACKING. Italian hit man Leon, played by French actor Jean Reno, finds out he’s human after all in this excellent film. This one deserves a spot in your collection since you’ll be wanting to watch it every time someone mentions it in conversation.
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
Although not the strongest film on the list, this spoof will amuse fans of 1950′s sacrifice films. The spoof holds up throughout the film, but by the end you may find the joke wearing a little thin. It’s still a good film to round out an already full collection. Come back to this one later if you are just starting to build your DVD collection.
Have you ever seen a film with hopping vampires? Now’s your chance! Mr. Vampire is campy horror-comedy, martial-arts classic. Here’s the secret to watching this movie: watch it with BOTH the english dubbing and english subtitles ON.
Here’s yet another dark drama for you twisted film fans out there. A man is kidnapped off the street and then released years later for no apparent reason. He has to find out why he was abducted and finally let go. You have to figure out why you like films like this. This is not a campy film, it’s a solid drama.
Save the Green Planet (Tame Cover)
If this is a comedy, and it quite possibly might be, then it’s a very DARK comedy. The young “hero” kidnaps an executive to save the planet. Is the executive an alien or the victim of a madman? Watch this film when you want to see something rather dark and twisted. Perhaps not as dark and twisted as Ichi the Killer or Old Boy, but still a good, f-upped film.
Do you like martial arts, sports, and comedy? If you like any one of those, you’ll like this movie. Sure it’s subtitled, but most of the good stuff is in the action anyway. Not just a “guy” movie, women dig it too.
Wasabi (Ws Sub Dol)
Here’s a fun action comedy for you. Remember Jean Reno from Leon – The Professional? He’s the star of this little gem. It’s a French-language film set in Japan with English subtitles. This is the perfect film to show to friends when no one can agree on what to watch. This film pleases just about everyone. Grandma too!
You really can’t go wrong with a Japanese, zombie, rock-a-billy, horror movie. It’s the only DVD I own (so far) with a drinking game as a special feature. When enabled, a beer class icon will appear in the corner of the screen when: A. Someone combs their hair, B. Fire shoots out of something, or C. When a zombie’s head gets blown off. What more could you want from a DVD?