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Disturbing New-to-Home-Video Double-Bill of the Week

The Snowtown Murders (MPI Home Video) — If you’re in the mood for some light, fluffy fare, don’t go anywhere near Justin Kurzel’s The Snowtown Murders (original title: Snowtown). Which isn’t to say that you shouldn’t see it. It’s just that Kurzel’s recounting of the horrific serial killings that plagued South Australia, Australia, in the 1990s casts a pall of bleakness that might very well make you sick to your stomach. Kurzel and screenwriter Shaun Grant find their window into this somber world through the eyes of teenager Jamie Vlassakis (newcomer Lucas Pittaway), a sexually abused teenager who falls under the charming spell of his mother’s new boyfriend, the sadistic and cunning John Bunting (Daniel Henshall). Read Tom Hall’s HTN Conversation With Justin Kurzel. Available on DVD.

Kill List (MPI Home Video) —  Ben Wheatley’s genre-sodomizing follow-up to Down Terrace must be seen to be comprehended (and even then, after one viewing, good luck!). Suffice to say, whatever you are expecting, it will deliver much differently than that. It’s impossible to ruin the surprise by describing this thing, but I’m still kind of afraid to try. Let’s just put it this way: Kill List is an undeniably bold, original work, and it is very much recommended. Having said that, you have been warned! Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and at Amazon Instant.


Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (Docurama) — Available on DVD.

New/Old to DVD/Blu-ray

La Promesse (Criterion) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Rosetta (Criterion) — Available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Jaws (Universal) — Universal’s 100th Anniversary Edition is now available on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet.

The Royal Tenenbaums (Criterion) — Available on Blu-ray.

Les Vampires (Kino International) — The 2-Disc Kino Classics Edition is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Have Not Seen Yet But Really/Kinda/Sorta/Maybe Wanna

Hick (Phase 4) — Available on DVD and at Amazon Instant.

August (Wolfe Video) — Available on DVD.

Wild Card of the Week

New Jack City (Warner) — Available on Blu-ray.

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Michael Tully is an award-winning writer/director whose films have garnered widespread critical acclaim, his projects having premiered at some of the most renowned film festivals across the globe. He is also the former (and founding) editor of this site. In 2006, Michael's first feature, COCAINE ANGEL, chronicling a tragic week in the life of a young drug addict, world premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film immediately solidified the director as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s "25 New Faces of Independent Film,” a reputation that was reinforced a year later when his follow-up feature, SILVER JEW, a documentary capturing the late David Berman's rare musical performances in Tel Aviv, world-premiered at SXSW and landed distribution with cult indie-music label Drag City. In 2011, Michael wrote, directed, and starred in his third feature, SEPTIEN, which debuted at the 27th annual Sundance Film Festival before being acquired by IFC Films' Sundance Selects banner. A few years later, in 2014, Michael returned to Sundance with the world premiere of his fourth feature, PING PONG SUMMER, an ‘80s set coming-of-age tale that was quickly picked up for theatrical distribution by Gravitas Ventures. In 2018, Michael wrote and directed the dread-inducing genre film DON'T LEAVE HOME, which has been described as "Get Out with Catholic guilt in the Irish countryside" (IndieWire). The film premiered at SXSW and was subsequently acquired by Cranked Up Films and Shudder.

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