Garv’s Pick of the Week: Matinee (Shout Select)

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For the release week of January 16th:

Garv’s Pick of the Week: Matinee [Blu-ray / Shout Select]: MANT! Joe Dante’s love letter to the gimacky hucksterism of producer/director William Castle stars John Goodman as Lawrence Woolsey, a fictional director who plans to release his latest horror film during the Cuban Missle Crisis.  I dearly love this warm, hilarious movie.  It’s probably my favorite Joe Dante film, which is saying a lot.  Plus, it provided a lovely supporting role for legendary character actor Jessie White, in his last feature film.

Additional Titles of Interest —

Raw Deal [Blu-ray / ClassicFlix]: A great Anthony Mann film noir gets an exceptional Blu-ray release packed with bonus features.  ClassicFlix has been doing incredible work with their gorgeous restorations of lesser-known classis.

The Amicus Collection [Blu-ray / Severin]: This box set includes three films from “The Studio That Dripped Blood” — Asylum (1972), And Now the Screaming Starts (1973), and The Beast Must Die (1974) — each on its own Blu-ray, plus a disc of extras, entitled “The Vault of Amicus.”

Eye Of The Cat [Blu-ray / Scream Factory]: In this forgotten thriller, a man with a deathly fear of cats plans a robbery of his wealthy aunt, who just happens to share her home with a group of feral felines.

Kills on Wheels [Blu-ray / Kino Lorber]: I don’t know much about this one, but it features a wheelchair-bound assasin.  Sounds like fun.

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