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Saturday, June 29, 2013

The VHS Archives: Michael J. Murphy's THE HEREAFTER (1983)


Michael J. Murphy's Qualen (1983) 

The VHS Archives Factsheet 
Label: Mogul Communications, Inc. 
Catalog: MOG1042 
Box Type: Slipcase
Year of Release: 1987 
Runtime: 84:10 
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs 
Extras: None 

About the Film
Director: Michael J. Murphy 
Year of Release: 1983 
Country of Origin: U.K. 
Stars: Steven Longhurst, Catherine Rowlands, David Slater, Wendy Young 
AKAs: Qualen 

Verbatim Box Synopsis 
What unspeakable malevolence purveys the dreadful place?
The bone-tingling answer will keep you awake for weeks ...if you live that long.

 U.S. Mogul Communications, Inc. slipcase!

Spanish Continental Video sleeve, courtesy of Jose Antonio
Diego Bogajo! Be sure to check out his 'zine, Exhumed Movies!

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No DVD release. 

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© 2013 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Five Films: Jim VanBebber


Welcome to Five Films, a self-descriptive feature here at Cinema Arcana where I invite guests to contribute lists of movies they feel are underrated. No rules, no limits -- just a quintet of motion pictures they'd love more people to know about. Hopefully in doing so we can turn you, the fearless reader, onto a gem you've previously skipped or remind you to rewatch a past favorite you've forgotten about.

Tonight's '70s-centric line-up comes from Jim VanBebber, the charismatic and controversial director of the gritty gang warfare revenge piece Deadbeat at Dawn (1988) and the haunting, harrowing docudrama The Manson Family (2003), along with a slew of acclaimed shorts including the rural cannibal nasty Roadkill: The Last Days of John Martin (1988), the Chas. Balun-scripted salvage yard slaughterthon Chunkblower: The Movie (1990) and the Ricky Kasso cult killing-inspired My Sweet Satan (1993). His latest effort, the 'Nam-vets-go-berserk-on-the-Bayou promo reel Gator Green (2013), recently supported The Manson Family on its Tenth Anniversary theatrical tour and can be found on the new Severin Films Blu Ray release. So, without further ado...
End of the Road (Aram Avakian, 1970)

The Photographer (William Byron Hillman, 1974)

Twisted Throats a.k.a. Hollywood 90028
(Christine Hornisher, 1973)

Death Game (Peter Traynor, 1977)

Challenge to Be Free (Tay Garnett, 1975)

Thanks for the list, Jim!
For a look at our other Five Films rosters, click here!

(End of the Road trailer uploaded by "Our Man in Havana." The Photographer and Death Game trailers courtesy of Grindhouse Releasing. Challenge to Be Free clip courtesy of Lionsgate. Twisted Throats ad courtesy of Temple of Schlock.)

© 2013 -- Bruce Holecheck / James VanBebber. All Rights Reserved.