Okay, mark it, May 31st, 2012: The day I encountered a Jean Rollin flick that I just didn't like. The Demoniacs is an unusual film in Rollin's catalog for a number of reasons. The most obvious difference is the lack... More »
There really is nothing like Japanese sex cinema.I want to preface this review by saying that there is nothing funny about rape, and my comments in regards to these films should be taken solely as a reaction to the very... More »
There is something very impetuous about Jean Rollin's fourth feature film. Shot on a very tight schedule with virtually no script, Requiem for a Vampire (Cursed Virgins or Virgins and Vampires) is a sort of stream of consciousness work from... More »
With the second wave of Jean Rollin Blu-ray releases from Redemption/Kino on May 29th, I get to resume this series, and that makes me smile. The first of the discs hitting store shelves next Tuesday is Rollin's debut feature, The... More »
In 2005 Synapse Films released the most fantastic collection of exploitation trailers the world had ever seen, 42nd Street Forever. There were boobs, butts, and blaxploitation; sexploitation, drugs, and rock 'n roll; and horror, action, and all manner of '60s... More »
Mondo Macabro is one of my favorite video labels EVER and the subject of our next Video Home Invasion column. Until I get that rolling, however, here's a lovely piece of news for fans of '70s sleaze. Jess Franco's Countess... More »
Nunsploitation is one of those subgenres of film that exploded in the '70s and '80s and has entirely died out in the years since. The confined quarters of the convent provided a hothouse in which every variety of perversion, mania,... More »
The next two weeks see the continuation of Kino's Redemption Blu-ray series with spine numbers 8 and 9, The Asphyx and Marquis De Sade's Justine. This is the second pair of non-Rollin British genre films titles to come from Redemption,... More »
About 18 months ago Impulse Pictures, in cooperation with Synapse Films, released the Nikkatsu Roman Porno Trailer Collection on DVD. This disc was a ninety minute journey through that strange world of the Roman Porno series, one of the most... More »
For the week of March 27th, sleaze fans are fortunate to have two gialli hitting store shelves from amazing companies Blue Underground and Mondo Macabro. The more notorious of the two is Blue Underground's Blu-ray upgrade of Andrea Bianchi's (Burial... More »
Ah, vintage porn. Adult films and performers are ubiquitous these days, appearing regularly in mainstream film and on various reality shows. It has been said that every great technological innovation that the Internet has bestowed upon us was spurred by... More »
The '70s were a great time for creepy/groovy films, and Baba Yaga is a prime example of this style of film. The witch, Baba Yaga, is a component of many ancient Slavic folk tales, but I'm not sure that she... More »
Back in October, I reviewed the Synapse Films Blu-ray release of Frank Henenlotter's Frankenhooker. Earlier this month Arrow Video in the released their edition of the film on Blu-ray. This review will include my analysis of the film from the... More »
This review may be a first for Twitch. I don't think we've ever reviewed a proper adult film. We've certainly not shied away from films with unsimulated sexual contact, but those scenes have typically been incidental rather than integral to... More »
When Intervision Picture Corp announced their first releases back in the fall of 2010, these two titles were on the list. They opened with a couple of minor Jess Franco films, and among the initial slate of DVDs, this double... More »
Aldo Lado claims he never saw Wes Craven's Last House on the Left. He says that his producer came to him with an idea after seeing some American film, and Lado ran with it. The producer must have been pretty... More »
Tonight, on the eve of their debut to the general public, we wrap up our initial coverage of Kino/Redemption's Jean Rollin Blu-ray collection. The fifth and final film of this first wave is in some ways the perfect way to... More »
For our fourth excursion in the world of Jean Rollin, we travel back to the realm of the vampire with Lips of Blood. This film seems rather tame in comparison to The Iron Rose, and the plot, somewhat pedestrian. However,... More »
The third step in our continuing exploration of the work of Jean Rollin on Blu-ray is an unusual film in his oeuvre. The Iron Rose features no vampires, no female twins, and no significant bloodletting. What it does feature is... More »
Our look into the films of Jean Rollin on Blu-ray continues with his third feature, The Shiver of the Vampires (Le frisson des vampires). Shiver finds Rollin exploring the possibilities of the vampire myth in a completely different, yet somehow... More »
While Henri-Georges Clouzot is best remembered for many of his later films, including The Wages of Fear and Diabolique, the French filmmaker's 1942 debut has gone largely unseen by Western audiences until now. The Murderer Lives at 21 (L'Assassin Habite au 21), based on the novel by Belgian author Stanislas-Andre...
Much has already been written, both on these pages and many others, about the landmark Hollywood-China co-production that is Marvel and DMG Entertainment's Iron Man 3. The film, directed by Shane Black, is the third solo outing for Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark, and has proved a phenomenal success around...
CHAPTER 4: THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANNA KARINA AND BUTT PLUGSI'm sitting outside at a small Café that my editor told me to meet him at. I'm a 10 minute walk from the Marche Du Film convention hall and I'm still waiting for my editor to arrive so he take guide...
MIKE'S JOURNAL. MAY 13. MORNINGI wake up sometime around five AM. My flight to France doesn't leave until five PM. I should be there for security check in sometime around 3PM. There is no reason for me to be up this early but I'm feeling anxious. I have an itch...
CHAPTER ONE: THE BIGGER THE SIDEBURNS, THE BIGGER THE ASSHOLE. I've hit the big time now. I've finally made it. I'm in like Flint from here on out. I'm boarding a plane to France where I'll be attending the Cannes Film Festival for the first time.No more unpaid blogging from...