Former heavyweight champion Roy “Slag” McGurk prides himself the king of the Bowery in early 20th Century New York by waving at the tourists, keeping order, and impressing local and yokel alike. In reality, he is the bouncer and enforcer for local saloon keeper Mike Glenson (Edward Arnold), kept afloat thanks to the generosity of local pawnshop proprietress (and sometime girlfriend) Mamie Steeple (Aline MacMahon). A pair of sucker punches are headed Slag’s way in the form of former-boxing protégé-turned-street-salvationist Johnny Burden (a baby-faced Cameron Mitchell) and orphaned English lad Nipper (Dean Stockwell). While Slag tries to help Johnny with his romance with Glenson’s daughter Caroline (Dorothy Patrick), Johnny, in turn, appeals to Slag’s better nature. It’s an appeal that Slag needs to heed when Child Services threatens to separate him from the Nipper. But Slag’s only ever lost one
Contest: Win Frankenstein 1970 on Blu-ray!
Inspired by a notorious radio marketing stunt, the intrepid genre team of producer Aubrey Schenck (Robinson Crusoe on Mars) and director Howard Koch (Born Reckless) hit upon an inspired conceit that was meta before meta was a thing. Desperate for money, the disfigured descendant of the original Victor Frankenstein (Boris Karloff) rents Castle Frankenstein to a film crew to shoot a horror film about the legendary monster that shares his name. The victim of Nazi torture, this Frankenstein pursues his ancestor's legacy with this injection of fresh capital in order to build a nuclear reactor that creates an atom-powered monster. And with a whole film crew around, there's no shortage of spare body parts! Boris Karloff is the feather in the crown of this metafictional monster show as the lead, linking the immortal icon back to his most iconic part, refracted through the lens of modern, self-aware cinema. Frankenstein 1970s glorious Black and White CinemaScope cinematography shines on the small screen thanks to this brand new, state of 2019 High Definition transfer on 1080p Blu-ray
Contest: Win The Glass Bottom Boat on Blu-ray!
Frank Tashlin directs Doris Day as "the drip-dry spy licensed for laughs" in this delightful spy spoof/romantic comedy co-starring the always welcome Rod Taylor and all-star assemblage of comedic supporting players. Day plays Jennifer Nelson, a PR pro who finds herself under suspicion as a spy and under pursuit from her boss when she takes a job at a state-of-art aeronautics firm. Tashlin's gift for reality-bending visuals that amuse and amaze are on ample display thanks to the deep-sea clarity and color of this new 1080p HD
Contest: Win Cleopatra Jones on Blu-ray!
Cleopatra Jones (Tamara Dobson) is a special agent in the international war against dope, but she has her own private vendetta going against the pushers who operate in the ghettos. Her most ruthless enemy is Mommy (Shelley Winters). After Cleopatra supervises the spectacular napalm burning of her Turkish poppy fields, Mommy lures Cleopatra stateside by framing Cleopatra’s anti-drug crusading man (Bernie Casey) as a dopester. But Mommy has just unwittingly opened a can of karate-kitten whup-ass. This over-the-top A-list action classic signaled the arrival of this exploitation genre to mainstream studio status and features a fight choreography assist from martial arts master Bong Soo Han (Billy
Contest: Win Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms and Blood & Iron on 4K and Blu-ray!
In Sword of Storms, the first animated feature from director Tad Stones (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command), a folklore professor becomes unwittingly possessed by the ancient Japanese demons of Thunder and Lightning. But when The Bureau of Paranormal Research & Defense dispatches a team of agents to investigate, a cursed samurai sword sends Hellboy to a supernatural dimension of ghosts, monsters, and feudal mayhem. Now, while pyrokinetic Liz Sherman and fishboy Abe Sapien battle one very pissed-off dragon, a lost and cranky Hellboy must find his way home. Even if he can survive the perilous journey, how much crap does a guy have to put up with from the two most vengeful and ferocious spirits of Japanese
Contest: Win Geek Girls Don’t Cry by Andrea Towers!
What does it mean for a woman to be strong—especially in a world where our conception of a “hero" is still so heavily influenced by male characters like Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman? Geek Girls Don't Cry explores the subject, offering advice tailor-made for fans of any age. Andrea Towers, who works in public relations at Marvel Entertainment and has written about superheroines for outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, outlines some of the primary traits heroic women can call upon, like resilience, self-acceptance, and bravery, pulling in stories from real-life women as well as figures from the pop-culture pantheon. She also interviews the creators of our favorite fictional heroines, who discuss how they drew from their own experiences to develop these protagonists and how, conversely, their own creations continue to inspire
Contest: Win The Mule on 4K and Blu-ray!
Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) is a man in his 80s who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for the cartel. He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper). And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to
Contest: Win Berlin, I Love You on Blu-ray and Digital!
Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Jim Sturgess, and Diego Luna head an all-star cast in this sparkling film from the producers of Paris, Je T’Aime. Set against the vivid backdrop of Berlin, Berlin, I Love You weaves ten stories of compassion, redemption, and acceptance into a rich tapestry of life — and
There’s a new Saint’s Row 2 teaser trailer at GameTrailers.com today. There’s no actual gameplay shown in the video, but even so it’s safe to assume that the game does contain graphics and gameplay. Source: GameTrailers Read More
There’s been a deluge of promotional material about Grand Theft Auto 4, and it continues to pour out in these final few weeks before the game’s undoubtedly mega-huge release. The latest piece is a trailer sponsored by Gamestop. Read More
EmpireOnline caught up with Michael Cera this week and talked with him about the continued rumors of an Arrested Development movie, as well as his current work on the movie adaptation of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels. About the Arrested Development movie, Cera sai Read More
The infiltration continues with the final Ms. Marvel before the invasion fully kicks in with this weeks release of Secret Invasion #1. Ms. Marvel #25 answered a few questions about the Skrull epidemic and also raised a few more questions. Here’s my look at the issue. Read More
Universal Studios has launched a new website promoting their new Simpsons ride that will open this spring at both the Orlando, FL, and Hollywood, CA, theme parks. The ride will be simulator-style like the popular Back to the Future ride that closed last year. Read More
Last year, Turbine announced on April 1 that a race of blue Men, quite similar in appearance and mannerism to some familiar blue folks, would be coming to Lord of the Rings Online. This April 1 there’s another equally amusing announcement. Read More
Eleventh Hour was a short lived British sci-fi series from 1994 that starred Patrick Stewart as a science advisor who investigated conspiracies and science-related crimes, ala The X-Files. The original series only lasted four episodes, but now CBS has an American adaptation in Read More
Major League Gaming announced today that their new MLG settings and playlist have gone live in Halo 3. The new playlist tweaks Halo 3’s game settings to make the overall play experience more balanced for competitive gaming. The changes also work to speed up each round of play for Read More
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