And we go from the bounty of last week's home video releases to the near famine of March 30th, where the pick of the week is without question I Sell the Dead. Although, based on its cover alone, the DVD I'm most curious about is 1951's The Tiger's Claw (Der Tiger Akbar) from West Germany.
Reviewed by Evil Andy
Starring David Hess, Sasha Grey, Jesse Buck, Michael Berryman
Directed by Lee Demarbre
“I see filmmaking as a business and pity anyone who sees it as an art form.” – Herschell Gordon Lewis.
It was way back in February when we debuted the first stills from Smash Cut
, and since then we've been pretty jazzed about the flick. Now that the trailer's out there we're even more excited!
We've had it with Hollywood and their remakes. Thankfully, so have a lot of indie filmmakers out there, which means there are plenty of great titles that are coming out of nowhere.
The sad story of Able Whitman, whose last "serious" film was met with nothing but laughter. Drowning his sorrows in a local strip club, he meets sexpot Gigi Spot, who he's quickly convinced is his next project. When he accidentally kills her on the way home, though, he's got to make other plans.
He uses her corpse on the set of his latest horror film, which gains him all sorts of praise for realism, but his guilt forces him to kill and kill again to keep it all secret. Meanwhile, Gigi's sister has hired a PI to find her sister, and he gets way more than he bargained for with this one.
Smash Cut (2009)
DVD Releases: 3/30/10: Tell Girly I Sell the Dead in the Voice of a Murderer
Smash Cut Trailer Debuts!
Exclusive: Smash Cut Stills
First Pics, Video for Smash Cut
I’m sure it’s got to be hard to follow up a film with a title, not to mention a premise, like Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter. But filmmaker Lee Demarbe is a trooper and stuck to his guns, and the result is Smash Cut, a rather dully-titled (in comparison, at least) horror romp about a movie director loosing his mind.