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Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast (Blu-ray box set)

Gruesome Seventeensome The release of this 17-disc retrospective box set, especially arriving the month following the pioneering filmmaker’s death, brings on insistent waves of nostalgia. It may seem odd to apply the word “nostalgia” to material that includes scenes of … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit 9/11

Mondo Bush You might well wonder why Michael Moore’s new documentary feature should be reviewed here in Movie Madness. Well, in some ways, Fahrenheit 9/11 resembles the old Italian psychotronic documentaries like Mondo Cane and Africa Addio – See: A … Continue reading

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Gladiator DVD

Bread and circuses 2000 The plot of the film is pretty much wrapped up in DreamWorks’ “General… slave… gladiator…” taglines, and can roughly be divided into these three acts. In the first, we’re introduced to Roman General Maximus (Russell Crowe), … Continue reading

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Behind the Planet of the Apes DVD

Next to the Tool Shed of the Apes To celebrate the 30th anniversary of , Fox and the American Movie Classics channel produced this feature length documentary, which covers the entire series of films – plus whatever Apes spin-offs followed … Continue reading

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American Movie DVD

American Nightmare One factor of the huge success of The Blair Witch Project is that it’s rendered suspect any entertaining documentary for some people. Leaving the theater after AM, I actually heard people questioning whether it was “real” or not … Continue reading

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Mondo Psychotronic VHS

It’s a psychotronic world This compilation tape presents a two hour collage of bits and pieces of things psychotronic, some of which feature the editor and publisher of Psychotronic Video magazine, Michael Weldon. It begins with a pretty snazzy opening … Continue reading

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Faces of Gore VHS

Japan’s bloodiest home videos Before Todd Tjersland released The Necro Files, one of the most fucked up horror flicks I’ve ever seen, the twisted auteur launched his video career with this shockumentary, which has spawned several sequels. Freely acknowledging its … Continue reading

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