A follow-up, of sorts, to Ralph Bakshi’s popular animated feature Wizards, this cult classic was a joint collaboration with Frank Frazetta.
Heavy on the Fantasy imagery, but not as disjointed (in my opinion) as the similarly timed Heavy Metal.
Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence
Produced by Brad Miska, David Gary Binkow, Roxanne Benjamin
Written by David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Ti West, Chad Villella, Justin Martinez, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Nicholas Tecosky, Simon Barrett, Tyler Gillett
Found Footage mixes it up a tad with Anthology Horror in this crackerjack of a movie that was a hit on the festival circuit last year.
The tape itself is a MacGuffin, and actually that devise doesn’t 100% work.
But if you’re game for some creepy visuals and refreshingly smart storytelling, V/H/S is for you.
There’s something strangely poetic that you can watch it without having to rewind.
Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery, Art Stevens
Produced by Wolfgang Reitherman, Ron Miller
Screenplay by Larry Clemmons, Vance Gerry, Ken Anderson,
Frank Thomas, Burny Mattinson, Fred Lucky, Dick Sebast, Dave Michener
Based on The Rescuers and Miss Bianca by Margery Sharp
Starring Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Michelle Stacy, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn, Jim Jordan, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram, Bernard Fox
Its 1990 sequel is also available, but is far less charming.
The original is a full-on celebration of the original talent from the Walt Disney Studios‘ Golden Era, though the regime and success had long faded from memory by 1977.
This Netflix version is the same restored edition also recently made available on Blu-ray last year and it looks even better than it did when first released.
What geek can’t relate to being the lead character in this, described in the log-line “now in his 30s but emotionally stuck in his early teens?”
It’s another dark Romantic Comedy as you would expect from the director, but to label it would do a disservice.
Each of the original movies have now been extended to include footage previously cut.
It plays a bit like a miniseries, but the additional detail is worth it for a watch even if you’ve already seen them.
Produced by Ray Corbett, Nik Powell, Polly du Plessis Written by
Steve MacManus, Kevin O’Neill, Richard Stanley
Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, Iggy Pop, Carl McCoy, Lemmy
This late 20th Century SciFi Horror tale about a 21st Century world gone haywire is already pretty dated.
But it has it’s following. It’s usually a love/hate following, but it exists.
Early Dylan McDermott joins rockers Iggy Pop and Lemmy in this, which only is matched in strangeness by the film’s off-beat style.
A lot of it is laughable, but then a lot of it is kick-ass too.
Don’t throw out the cyborg with the bathwater.
Produced by Constance Hasapopoulos, Ken Martini, Keith Myer, Delicia Niami, Cheryl Parrott, Kevin Suter, Steve Whitson, Romanus Wolter
Starring Jesse Draper, Bettina Devin, Jane Wiedlin