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Movies Till Dawn: New and Vintage Action from Asia

“Millionaire’s Express” (1986, Arrow Video) Sammo Hung, a small-time criminal with oversized ambitions, hatches a scheme to revive his small town by derailing the titular train and forcing its wealthy passengers to spend money at his new hotel/brothel. This admittedly … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: House of the Saturday Morning Strange

“House of Terrors” (1965, Mondo Macabro) In the wake of her husband’s mysterious death, Yuko Kusunoki inherits the titular manse, a gloomy country estate on a mountain side with a hunchbacked caretaker (Ko Nishimura) and spirits intent on doing harm … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Ghost Stories for Christmas

“Ghostwatch” (1992, 101 Films/MVD Visual) British mock-documentary (though nothing about it is funny in the least) tricked out as a live TV investigation of supernatural activity involving a mother and her two daughters plagued by a poltergeist whose scope of … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things

“Smile” (2022, Paramount Home Video) Burnt-out therapist Sosie (daughter of Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin) Bacon discovers that she is the latest target of a monstrous entity with a diabolical M.O.: it plagues its victims with terrifying hallucinations that drive them … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Mysteries of Life

“Incredible But True” (2022, Arrow Video) Middle-aged couple Alain Chabat and Lea Drucker discover that a bizarre and miraculous aspect of their new suburban home – a tunnel in the basement that sends users 12 hours ahead in time but … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Superstition Mountain (Halloween 2022, Part 4)

Upgrade Dept.: Universal Home Video has released the second volume of its “Classic Monsters Icons of Horror Collection,” featuring several of its legendary creature features in new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray editions. Compiled on the set: James Whale’s “The Bride … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: 1313 Cemetery Way (Halloween 2022, Part 3)

“Nope” (2022, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) A huge, otherworldly object with an apparent appetite for flesh and blood draws together various desperate types, including a pair of siblings (Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer) stuck with their father’s failing horse ranch … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Haunted Castle (Halloween 2022, Part 2)

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1931, Warner Archives Collection) Frustrated by a request by the father (Halliwell Hobbes) of his fiancée (Rose Hobart) to hold off on their wedding, kindly Victorian scientist Henry Jekyll (Fredric March) finds an outlet for … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Spook-a-Rama (Halloween 2022)

“Night Gallery: Season 2” (1971-72, Kino Lorber) Sophomore season of the Rod Serling-hosted horror anthology series essentially follows the same template as its predecessor, with a respectable number of effective episodes and a sizable number of out-and-out duds. That ratio … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Deeper Shade of Black and White

“The Killing” (1956, Kino Lorber) Stanley Kubrick documents the rise and fall of a crew of hardluck thieves who watch their carefully planned robbery of a race track (Bay Meadows in San Mateo) fall to pieces thanks to greed, lust, … Continue reading

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