Destined to be a cult favourite, Satan Hates You blends toe-curling horror with religious fervour to create an entirely original trip through the dark soul of mankind! Homicidal maniac Marc (Don Wood) is constantly driven by demons buried deep within his soul while his estranged sister Wendy (Christine Spencer) is Marc's polar opposite and lives life fast and hard without a second's thought to the consequences. Their separate paths will eventually cross, but will it be on the road to salvation or the highway to hell? Already touted as a truly subversive work of art (Shock Cinema), Satan Hates You is one spiritual conversion you’ll never forget.
Robert Harmon’s 1986 film The Hitcher is a complex beast: reviled at the time of its release, it has been adored in the long term as one of the most intoxicating, unrelenting highway cult films ever made. Starring Rutger Hauer in the title role whose alluring villainy would give his turn as Blade Runner’s Roy Batty a run for its money, The Hitcher – both the film and the character – is simultaneously of its time and of the now, a film about the real and the mythic, and a film that challenges our assumptions about masculinity and femininity. Its horrors unfold as The Hitcher tracks and tortures the film’s protagonists across the highways of Nowhere USA, and the film reveals a tangle of contradictions: it is, at times, simultaneously dense, shallow, obvious, subtle, absurd and deeply intelligent. The critical paths into The Hitcher that this book explores are rich and plentiful, and through an exploration of its origins and production history, a close analysis of the film itself and a consideration of the immediate fallout following its release and its longer legacies, this book celebrates one of the greatest highway horror movies ever made. Alexandra Heller-Nicholas is a film critic and academic from Melbourne, Australia, who has written four books on cult, horror and exploitation cinema. Featuring new artwork by Gary Pullin and original stills. PAPERBACK Amount of pages: 99
From executive producer Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Free Fire) comes a mind-bending British psychological thriller to sit alongside such classics of the genre as Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell s Performance, David Lynch s Lost Highway and Christopher Nolan s Following. Chris is a homicide detective called to London to investigate a strange double murder. Both victims appear to have continued moving towards their assailant despite multiple gunshots to the face and chest. On a hunch, and with the help of an old colleague and former girlfriend Chris decides to go undercover as a patient to investigate the suspect s psychotherapist, the mysterious Alexander Morland, who has a taste for the occult... The debut feature of writer-director Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten (Sightseers), Alice Lowe (Garth Marenghi s Darkplace) and Dan Renton Skinner (Notes on Blindness), The Ghoul is the latest standout addition to a thriving new wave of British cinema. DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Standard Definiton DVD presentation Original 5.1 audio Optional English subtitles for the hard-of-hearing Filmmakers commentary Interviews with the cast and crew The Baron, a 2013 short film by Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten and Steve Oram (Aaaaaaaah!, Sightseers) Trailer FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring writing on the film by Adam Scovell, author of Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange
From executive producer Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Free Fire) comes a mind-bending British psychological thriller to sit alongside such classics of the genre as Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell s Performance, David Lynch s Lost Highway and Christopher Nolan s Following. Chris is a homicide detective called to London to investigate a strange double murder. Both victims appear to have continued moving towards their assailant despite multiple gunshots to the face and chest. On a hunch, and with the help of an old colleague and former girlfriend Chris decides to go undercover as a patient to investigate the suspect s psychotherapist, the mysterious Alexander Morland, who has a taste for the occult... The debut feature of writer-director Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten (Sightseers), Alice Lowe (Garth Marenghi s Darkplace) and Dan Renton Skinner (Notes on Blindness), The Ghoul is the latest standout addition to a thriving new wave of British cinema. DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed 5.1 audio Optional English subtitles for the hard-of-hearing Filmmakers commentary Interviews with the cast and crew The Baron, a 2013 short film by Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten and Steve Oram (Aaaaaaaah!, Sightseers) Trailer FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring writing on the film by Adam Scovell, author of Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange
Eureka Entertainment to release HUSH…HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE; Robert Aldrich’s brooding and tense tale of murder, mayhem and deceit starring Bette Davis, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 21 January 2019. Originally conceived as an informal follow-up to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Robert Aldrich’s Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte was yet another hit for the legendary director, receiving seven Academy Award nominations. Charlotte Hollis (Bette Davis) has been closeted in her mansion since the grisly murder of her married lover many years earlier. When the county wants to tear down the house to build a highway, the spinster’s relatives and friends appear to rally behind her, but each slowly preys on her mind until the gruesome rumours of the last 40 years appear to be coming true. On hand are cousin Miriam (Olivia de Havilland), Dr. Drew Bayliss (Joseph Cotten), Jewel Mayhew (Mary Astor), and the scariest inhabitant of all, loyal servant Velma (Oscar® nominee Agnes Moorehead). A dark and twisted psychological thriller from one of Hollywood’s most idiosyncratic filmmakers, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Robert Aldrich’s Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a special dual-format edition. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES: 1080p presentation on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD LPCM 2.0 Audio (on Blu-ray) Optional English SDH subtitles New and exclusive feature length audio commentary by critic Kat Ellinger Audio commentary by film historian Glenn Erickson Hush…Hush, Sweet Joan: The Making of Charlotte [22 mins] Bruce Dern Remembers [13 mins] Wizard Work [5 mins] – an archival behind-the-scenes look at the film, narrated by Joseph Cotton Trailer & TV spots PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring a new essay by Lee Gambin, illustrated with archival imagery
WAS IT MAGIC, MURDER, OR MADNESS? In early twentieth-century Pennsylvania Dutch Country, young Billy Kelly (Chad Lowe, Highway to Hell) falls in with a charismatic “powwower” or folk magic healer, Dr John Reese (Donald Sutherland, Don’t Look Now), shunned by the rest of the community for his non-conformist beliefs. Together, they investigate the mysterious sickness that is blighting the area, which Reese believes to be the work of a sinister local hermit. But as the plague spreads and the wide-eyed Billy falls ever deeper under Reese’s spell, are they doing God’s work or the Devil’s bidding? Also starring Mia Sara (Legend) and featuring a powerhouse performance by Donald Sutherland – reunited here with Don’t Look Now screenwriter Allan Scott — Apprentice to Murder is a chilling and unforgettable tale of the macabre that blurs the lines between conventional notions of “good” and “evil”. Features: Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original 35mm interpositive High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original lossless mono soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing New audio commentary by author and critic Bryan Reesman New video interview on religious horror cinema with Kat Ellinger, author and editor-in-chief of Diabolique Magazine New video interview with cinematographer Kelvin Pike New video interview with makeup supervisor Robin Grantham Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Haunt Love FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Paul Corupe
The Possessed is a wonderfully atmospheric proto-giallo based on one of Italy s most notorious crimes, The Alleghe killings, and adapted from the book on that case by acclaimed literary figure Giovanni Comisso. Peter Baldwin (The Ghost, The Weekend Murders) stars as Bernard, a depressed novelist who sets off in search of his old flame Tilde (Virna Lisi, La Reine Margot), a beautiful maid who works at a remote lakeside hotel. Bernard is warmly greeted by the hotel owner Enrico (Salvo Randone, Fellini's Satyricon) and his daughter Irma (Valentina Cortese, Thieves Highway, The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire), but Tilde has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Bernard undertakes an investigation and is soon plunged into a disturbing drama of familial secrets, perversion, madness and murder... Co-written by Giulio Questi (Death Laid an Egg, Arcana) and co-directed by Luigi Bazzoni (The Fifth Cord, Footprints on the Moon), The Possessed masterfully combines film noir, mystery and giallo tropes, whilst also drawing on the formal innovations of 1960s art cinema (particularly the films of Michael Antonioni). A uniquely dreamlike take on true crime, The Possessed is presented here in a stunning new restoration. Features: Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original Italian and English soundtracks, titles and credits Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack New audio commentary by writer and critic Tim Lucas Richard Dyer on The Possessed, a newly filmed video appreciation by the cultural critic and academic Cat s Eyes, an interview with the film's makeup artist Giannetto De Rossi Two Days a Week, an interview with the film's award-winning assistant art director Dante Ferretti The Legacy of the Bazzoni Brothers, an interview with actor/director Francesco Barilli, a close friend of Luigi and Camillo Bazzoni Original trailers Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast and Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favourites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano. Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam has left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again. Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast and Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by long-time producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series. Special Features: All the Action that was too hot for cinema Over 50 minutes of bonus material including how the team pull off action packed mayhem on a breath taking scale! Take Control Deleted Scenes Making Of: The Fastest of Them All, Reuniting The Team, Letty's Return, The Mastermind and the Mole Planes, Tanks and Automobiles (The London Chase, Highway Heist: The Convoy Attack, The Antonov Takedown, Dom and Letty Race Again) It's All About the Cars (On the Set with Vin, Gearhead's Delight, The Flip Car) Hand to Hand Fury Feature Commentary
Filmmaker Jamsheed Akrami is a scholar of Iranian film. His two documentaries are Dreams Betrayed and Friendly Persuasion: Iranian Cinema After the Revolution. Together, they explore Iranian filmmaking before and after the 1979 revolution. In Iranian films, male and female characters are not allowed to touch, ever, and women must be veiled at all times. Despite these and other limitations, Iranian cinema has garnered international critical acclaim. Akrami is an associate professor at William Paterson University. Porn film director Wash West, aka Wash Westmoreland. His newest is The Fluffer, set in the gay porn industry. As compared to the films of Iran, Wash West's movies are all about touching. His other films include Seven Deadly Sins: The Gluttony, Naked Highway, Animus and Toolbox. West has won much acclaim, including several from the Adult Video News Awards and the Gay Erotic Video Awards. (Broadcast Date: March 7, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020307/rt_whyy_020307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.