Based on a popular manga by Yu Sasuga, the concept of Terra Formars seems perfectly suited for a director like the legendary Takashi Miike, someone who is no stranger to both manga adaptations and bizarre storylines.
Arrow Video has announced their lineup for April 2019, with new Blu-ray editions of Takashi Miike‘s Terra Formars, Riccardo Freda‘s The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire, Enzo G. Castellari‘s Keoma, Alain Resnais‘ Mélo, Richard Friedman‘s Scared Stiff, and Aleksey German‘s Khrustalyov,
The Criterion Collection has announced their lineup for June 2019, with releases including a film trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (Through A Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence), George Stevens‘ Swing Time, John Cameron Mitchell‘s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bruno Dumont‘s La vie de Jésus
Bog-standard, straight-to-video horror movies were a dime a dozen in the ’90s, and while Kolobos may unfairly be lumped into that category, there’s enough creativity here to set it apart from the rest.
Arrow has announced their U.S. lineup for March 2019, with the Sister Street Fighter Collection, Phantom Lady, Kolobos, The Prisoner, Strip Nude For Your Killer, and Blood Hunger: The Films of Jose Larraz.
The Criterion Collection has announced their home lineup for May, 2019, with new Blu-ray editions of William Wyler‘s The Heiress, David Mamet‘s House of Games, David Lynch‘s Blue Velvet, Michael Haneke‘s Funny Games (1997), Claire Denis‘ Let the Sunshine In, and Agnès Varda‘s One Sings, The Other
From its fantastic opening fisheye sequence, it becomes evident that The Fifth Cord is something special in the visual department, and it only gets better from there, consistently wowing the audience with its perfectly framed photography, shot after glorious shot.
Arrow has announced their February lineup of home video offerings, which include two Luigi Bazzoni titles with The Possessed and The Fifth Chord, 1972’s Horror Express, Takashi Miike‘s Audition, Herschell Gordon Lewis‘ Color Me Blood Red, and two entries in the Arrow Academy
Sure, it’s cringey, clumsily scripted and directed and doesn’t hold up in any way, but I had a great time revisiting this little piece of my childhood and applaud MVD for taking the time and care to release such a high-quality package of such a low-quality movie.