25th September 1928:  American comic actor Buster Keaton (1895 - 1966) wearing a baseball strip and boots.  (Photo by John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, History, Interview, Western

Pioneers of African-American Cinema (1915-1946)

Comments Off on Pioneers of African-American Cinema (1915-1946) 08 August 2016

Well before Spike Lee in the 1980s, and well before the “Blaxploitation” era of the 1970s, filmmakers like Richard Norman, Richard Maurice, Spencer Williams and Oscar Micheaux were writing, producing, and directing “race films” made exclusively by African-Americans between 1915-1946.

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Documentary, Sports

Fastball (2016)

Comments Off on Fastball (2016) 19 July 2016

Kevin Costner provides narration that walks you through baseball’s obsession with the fastball.

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thatssexploitation

Documentary

That’s Sexploitation! (2013)

Comments Off on That’s Sexploitation! (2013) 11 July 2016

Sex!

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Documentary

Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow (2007)

Comments Off on Just Desserts: The Making of Creepshow (2007) 29 June 2016

My personal take on this movie is I just plain out loved it!

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Biography, Documentary, History, War

Triumph of the Will (1934)

Comments Off on Triumph of the Will (1934) 05 April 2016

Synapse’s blu ray of one of the most controversial films ever to be released is now on glorious blu ray.

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epic

Documentary

The Epic of Everest (1924)

Comments Off on The Epic of Everest (1924) 09 October 2015

Turn off the lights, silence your phone and give the film a little Zen-like focus as you will be rewarded with an atmospheric, understated and moving adventure story.

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Documentary

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

Comments Off on Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014) 16 September 2015

Have you ever had a dream and yet it came crashing down on you, eliminating the very desire you once had and substituting it for paranoia and depression?

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Documentary, Interview

William S. Burroughs In The Dreamachine (2015)

Comments Off on William S. Burroughs In The Dreamachine (2015) 26 August 2015

William S. Burroughs In The Dreamachine does little more than languish in amateur home video territory for its 64 minute run time.

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video-nasties-the-definitive-guide-part 2

Documentary

Video Nasties – The Definitive Guide: Part 2 (2014)

Comments Off on Video Nasties – The Definitive Guide: Part 2 (2014) 01 March 2015

I guess the first Video Nasties wasn’t so definitive after all.

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Documentary, Family, Monsters

In Search of Bigfoot (1975)/Cry Wilderness (1986)

Comments Off on In Search of Bigfoot (1975)/Cry Wilderness (1986) 05 January 2015

Finally, someone is doing Bigfoot films some justice. This oft maligned film genre has had an extremely spotty history on home video. Thankfully Vinegar Syndrome were able to pluck a few of these films from obscurity for their continuing Drive-In Collection.

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videonastiescover

Documentary

Video Nasties – The Definitive Guide (2010)

Comments Off on Video Nasties – The Definitive Guide (2010) 17 December 2014

Severin’s extensive documentary on Britain’s censorship attack on video distributors and video stores is a must see.

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Documentary

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2012)

No Comments 27 May 2014

Journalist, actor, athlete, percussionist, photographer…who was George Plimpton?

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