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Digi-Schlock: ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (Scream Factory 2-Blu-Ray Set)

Scream Factory’s predilec­tion for John Carpenter’s fil­mog­ra­phy is well estab­lished and they also have a strong rela­tion­ship with MGM. Thus, it was inevitable that they would even­tu­ally make their way to doing their own spe­cial edi­tion release of Escape From New York, an endur­ing Carpenter cult fave that MGM owns the rights to. They gave More >

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: Carpenter Blazes A Post-Apocalyptic Trail

From 1976 to around 1988, John Carpenter enjoyed a golden age of film­mak­ing that is beloved to genre fans the world over. Whether you’re talk­ing about Halloween or his remake of The Thing or Big Trouble In Little China, this array of dis­tinc­tive, carefully-crafted films all have a fan base. The most influ­en­tial film to More >

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Schlock-Wire: Full Specs For Scream Factory’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray

Scream Factory has added another John Carpenter clas­sic to their blu-ray ros­ter and fans will be thrilled by their plans for it. They just announced the full specs for their Escape From New York collector’s edi­tion and it’s so ambi­tious that it sprawls across two discs. It will include a fresh high-definition trans­fer of the More >

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Schlock-Wire: Harmless Records To Release 15th Anniversary Edition Of Soul Comp MELLOW MELLOW

Here’s one for the slow-jam fans: Harmless Records is releas­ing a new vol­ume of their clas­sic Mellow Mellow com­pi­la­tion series.  This release is part of Harmless’ string of 15th Anniversary “Crystal Edition” releases — a sim­i­lar honor that has been given to their Pulp Fusion and The Breaks reis­sue series — and it col­lects a More >

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THE SHAFT ANTHOLOGY — HIS BIG SCORE AND MORE: The Backbone Of The Blaxploitation Soundtrack Genre

In the world of schlock sound­tracks, there’s noth­ing bet­ter than a good blax­ploita­tion film sound­track.  The unique, highly spe­cial­ized blend of gritty funk ele­ments (espe­cially wah-wah gui­tar) and orches­tra­tion cre­ate a uniquely evoca­tive 1970’s vibe that take the lis­tener back to the glory days of cine-schlock.  There have been sev­eral good CD releases of blax­ploita­tion More >