We here at Free Kittens Movie Guide love the latest all-star blockbusters as much as anyone else. But we also have a soft spot for the some of the older & more obscure films released to video with much less fanfare. The following are a few noteworthy upcoming titles we're personally looking forward to checking out.
CITY ON FIRE
Not the classic Asian action film, but Canada's 1979 effort to get a slice of the disaster movie pie when the genre was at its peak. Featuring an impressive cast that includes Henry Fonda, Shelley Winters, Ava Gardner and Leslie Nielsen (none of whom are strangers to the genre), City on Fire is no Towering Inferno, but still worth discovering by disaster fans. Favorite line: "Kutchner? I ain't working for Klutchner!"
Available in August from SCORPION RELEASING
The performances are questionable and the plot is rather silly, but Slugs has a mean streak a mile wide. Most of us are just a tad squeamish over these common garden pests, which this film plays to the hilt. And you haven't lived until you've seen thousands of them burst from a poor sap's eyeball. This is a disgusting good time for gorehounds who are game.
Available in September from ARROW FILMS
Voyeuristic misogynist, Hitchcock plagiarist, demented genius, visual master. Brian De Palma been called all these things during his lengthy career, during which time he’s given us such classics like Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Scarface and The Untouchables. This documentary examines the man and his career. A must for any cinephile.
Available in September from LIONSGATE
Italian maestro Dario Argento’s best film of the 80s (and second overall after Susperia). This classic finally gets a proper Blu-Ray treatment it deserves. Tenebrae is a fan favorite and one of the last great films Argento would ever direct.
Available in September from SYNAPSE FILMS
THE ENEMY BELOW
Not just a submarine picture or a Crimson Tide trivia question. Many consider this classic to be the submarine picture, a statement which might be hard to dispute.
Available in September from KINO LOBER
THE NEPTUNE FACTOR
A childhood favorite of ours, The Neptune Factor is fun undersea adventure with a good cast and delightfully daffy special effects. Get ready for a wave (no pun intended) of 1970's nostalgia.
Available in November from KINO LORBER