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Old 01-18-23, 05:10 PM
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It will be cheaper than the Vinegar Syndrome version.
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Old 01-18-23, 05:21 PM
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Everything I've read about LA Wars has said its absolutely shit but I'm guessing that's why people love it.
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Can’t wait for this one. Sounds like a winner in the bonus dept. I think this was the first movie that showed me a sad ending and not happy, tied in a bow. I really love this movie.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-L...325975/#Review
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I think this was the first movie that showed me a sad ending and not happy, tied in a bow
Not to mention exactly the kinds of gifts to buy a girl who's just had an abortion.
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It will be cheaper than the Vinegar Syndrome version.
After ACTION USA and this, I'm getting a little hesitant about VS releases of films like these, unless they do more 10/$10 sales . . .
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Who the hell is Vince Murdoco anyway? I remember back in the 90s shit from production companies like PM Entertainment would try to make these stunt men or doubles as action star leads, The vast majority were horrible actors.
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Exactly! Although in fairness, PM Entertainment made up for their cardboard (or has-been) leading men with fast-paced action movie plots and spectacular vehicular stuntwork and pyrotechnics. Their output hasn't been well-represented on physical media since the days of VHS. Some titles made it to DVD, but I don't think many have been put on Blu-ray at all. And a lot of them are better than the 'action' movies that boutique labels like VS do choose to release (like Don Wilson or Billy Blanks pictures). The PM catalog would be ideal for a company like MVD.
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Speaking of PM Entertainment, I believe their HQ was located in a building/highrise that overlooked a tow yard in Tujunga (or Sunland?). My car was towed 20+ years ago and that's where I had to go to get it and I noticed the giant PM logo marquee on this building.
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Wonder if they got their stunt car stock from there. By chance did your car come back looking like it barrel-rolled through an exploding tanker truck?
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Old 01-24-23, 09:33 PM
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Can’t wait for this one. Sounds like a winner in the bonus dept. I think this was the first movie that showed me a sad ending and not happy, tied in a bow. I really love this movie.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-L...325975/#Review
I just bought Last American Virgin at a local Used Media Store tonight. The slipcover is pretty cool as it's a replica of the old MGM VHS box art. It's a blind buy for me so I'm looking forward to watching it.
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Old 01-25-23, 06:09 PM
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The Last American Virgin…this really looked great and the interviews are not to be missed. This is a gem I’ve always loved. Now, looks great and still feel Gary’s pain. Great flick.
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Old 04-23-23, 10:52 PM
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Old 06-20-23, 11:22 AM
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Old 06-21-23, 01:29 PM
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I'm very tempted to add this film to my on-going Killer Crocodile/Alligator film collection
Old 06-21-23, 03:39 PM
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So tempting, it would look right sitting next to Alligator on my shelves.
ETA: I am about to order this direct from Synapse Films website. I assume folks on this site have ordered direct from Synapse with no issues.
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ETA: I am about to order this direct from Synapse Films website. I assume folks on this site have ordered direct from Synapse with no issues.
I ordered the Demons and Demons 2 Blu-Ray Steelbook in addition to the Suspiria Blu-Ray Steelbook directly from them.

No issues here!
Old 06-22-23, 02:54 PM
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My copy of Crocodile has shipped. I just hope this is at least 25% as good and entertaining as Alligator, lol.

Other than watching part of a trailer prior to buying this is a blind buy for me.
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On MVDs Facebook page they just teased they will be releasing a new edition of Joysticks. They'll have an official announcement this week. I've watched the movie off of Tubi and it's a fun flick.
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid...30532849175000
This pic came from their facebook post but very cool packaging.

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Old 11-05-23, 10:09 PM
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This pic came from their facebook post but very cool packaging.
I have to give MVD’s graphic designer (or team) credit. Theirs are among the best and most accurate ‘retro’ sleeves: the silver-grey MGM/Cannon VHS box-style for LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN; the pseudo Thorn-EMI video box slip for ONE DARK NIGHT. I think their slips for DRIVE and ACTION USA also mimicked original vhs cases, with fake shelf wear and video store stickers. Probably others, I’m sure. Obviously the JOYSTICKS slip goes in a different direction, but it’s a cool touch (reminds me of the slip for VENTURE BROS. Season 3)
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I am not a big fan of Joysticks (I prefer Pinball Summer aka Pick-Up Summer [1980]) but I may just buy it for that awesome looking slip. And I usually don't give two shits about that sort of thing.
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Old 11-06-23, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
On MVDs Facebook page they just teased they will be releasing a new edition of Joysticks. They'll have an official announcement this week. I've watched the movie off of Tubi and it's a fun flick.
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid...30532849175000
This pic came from their facebook post but very cool packaging.

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For "Hardware Wars" they are putting out a bluray of a Star Wars Parody that's only 13 mins? I guess it lists some other movie parodies so that might be worth a purchase.
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
For "Hardware Wars" they are putting out a bluray of a Star Wars Parody that's only 13 mins? I guess it lists some other movie parodies so that might be worth a purchase.
That's why "you'll kiss 20 bucks goodbye".
I'm sure it'll bee like $5 during next year's BF sale.
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Originally Posted by dex14
I'm sure it'll bee like $5 during next year's BF sale.
Kinda keeping an eye out for this year's sale, too, as there are a few that have been released since last year's sale that I'd be tempted by, cheap.


NEW! Fan commentary featuring MVD Rewind Collection's Eric D. Wilkinson, Cereal at Midnight host Heath Holland and Diabolik DVD's Jesse Nelson
This sort of thing has really started to bug me. Most 'fan' / podcaster / YouTuber commentaries are borderline excruciating, with enough research to better fill a video supplement, and I'm sure 'fans' who run DVD distribution outlets are no different. In fact, Heath Holland was whining and practically begging for this kind of opportunity on one of his "maybe this isn't worth it after all these years, and my wife hates all the free crap in the house" videos a while back. I've listened to enough to find that their 'value add' is often questionable at best. Seems like the other commentary and interview on the JOYSTICKS release is from previous editions, which is fine. I've heard Greydon Clark's commentary on an earlier DVD release and like many of his it's got a lot of dead space, but you can still get what you need to know about the film without fans weighing in. And there are cast and crew from this film who are still alive (aside from Joe Don, who's pushing 90) and probably had the time to sit for interviews, but no.

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