A DEAD HOOKER, DI LEO’S CRIME COLLECTION GOES
BLU, GOSLING DRIVES, AND RAPE ON THE RAILS,
THIS WEEK ON THE WALL!
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DG PICK OF THE WEEK
I am not going to say DG has a dog in this fight, but we’ve bought the ticket, we’ve seen the show, and will freely admit to any of you Bastards that The Twisted Twins kicked our asses real good with DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK. Not only was this the best genre film of 2011, it was one of our favorite films – period – of last year. This flick is jammed with badass, gunfights, fist-fights, and more attitude than a Misfits concert.
The Twisted Twins were one of our first Featured Filmmakers on the site, we hold these chicks in pretty high regard. Color us happy as fuck that these chicks are now going to be seen by the masses. They deserve it. Just how cool are they? Dig this:
And after you by the flick, send your DVD for an autograph to:
Twisted Twins 325 west 7th avenue Vancouver, B.C V5Y1M2 Canada
Pick this up, Bastards… like, now. This is legit, the real deal, Kool and the whole fucking Gang. Trust us.
Dario Argento may rule the roost when it comes to Italian horror, but Fernando Di Leo can make just about anyone tough as nails and turn them into a pulpy, battle-worn thug ready do some damage with a few bullets, a fist of rage, or a little bit of both. Take CALIBRE 9, starring Gastone Moschin, a man known at the time for comedies and not the gritty toughness of the underworld.
Di Leo has a way with the camera that is both unintrusive and impactful. He has shots that sneak up on you and punch you right in the mush. This skill is on full display in his Italian Crime Collection: CALIBER 9, THE ITALIAN CONNECTION, THE BOSS, and RULERS OF THE CITY. This is available for the first time on Blu. This set was released on DVD last year so if you already have it, no need to upgrade unless you’re a fan. The Wall us upgrading.
Aldo Lado is a bad muthafucka. He created arguably one of the best giallos of all-time with WHO SAW HER DIE? and then three years later he dropped all kinds of hell on two girls in NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS (aka TERROR TRAIN, SECOND HOUSE ON THE LEFT). Set to a haunting Ennio Morricone score (who also did WHO SAW HER DIE?), this is a grindhouse classic that remains one of the most brutal films of all-time. We just got this over the weekend, expect a full review in the next few days.
A flick that has cool coming out the tailpipe. I think what is so fascinating about this film is the pacing; the slowly escalating scale of violence. Damn, I dug the hell out of this… I can’t think of a better double feature than Walter Hill’s DRIVER and this.
Waldemar Daninsky: [as Mr. Hyde] I need pleasure… women… lots of women… different women!
This is the fifth film in this series. I never got into it but I know some of you Bastards dig it.
This is a cover buy. Just like back in the day when you saw some grizzly box art at the video store and pick it up without knowing shit about the film itself. This jerk is in the cart.
“Beat” Takeshi is cool as hell. The way this dude works a blade and controls his action is pretty stunning to watch. This isn’t one of his better films but it’s still worth a watch. Queue this one up on Netflix before you lay down the scratch to buy it.
FROM THE DRAWERS OF THE HYPE FILE…
There was a promise of an incredible discovery followed by an obviously violent struggle. If you put that in the hands of the right filmmaker, you could have a decent flick. I think Director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. understood, conceptually at least, the environment Carpenter crafted in his film, but I am 100% positive he wasn’t the right director. 2011’s THE THING is the definition of mediocrity wrapped in a familiar world. This is a polarizing film producing opinions from bad to good to average. This is another one to queue up on Netflix before blind-buying.
That’s it for this week, Bastards.
The Wall will return next week…
HERE’S TO GOOD WATCHING THIS WEEK, SALUTE!
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