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Motion Picture Purgatory: GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN (1973)

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Rick Trembles returns with a site-exclusive MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY on one the strangest films to ever come out of Canada, the 1973 fever dream GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN (1973). Bloody dream sequences, hippie philosophy, kidnappings, Vietnam angst and allegories galore collide in this relatively genre-free genre film.  Don’t forget: if you liked Trembles’ previous work for our site, he’s gathered all previous strips from 2012 to 2013 in a cool new mini-comic, MINI MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY!

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Motion Picture Purgatory: ELECTRA (1996)

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Talk about purgatory–if you’ve been to your local multiplex lately, you may have noticed we’re in the midst of superhero cinema overload, with dozens upon dozens of franchise-building entries set to be meted over the next decade, each more hyped than the last. But though Marvel and DC now dominate, it wasn’t so long ago that superhero cinema was far more quaint, stocked with knock-off brands and substandard powers. For example, how’s about a Canadian superhero film that not only boasts dominatrices, sex toys and incestuous overtones, but also happens to star the wife of a famous rock star? Rick Trembles is back with another site-exclusive MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY, ready to don his cape and cowl and go head-to-toe with the very bizarre ELECTRA (1996),  

And don’t forget: if you liked Trembles’ previous work for our site, he’s gathered all previous strips from 2012 to 2013 in a cool new mini-comic, MINI MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY!

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Canuxploitation on DVD: Winter 2015 Preview

It’s a new year with new boutique DVD and Blu-ray labels sprouting up to take over where the big studios left off. For home video fans, that’s good news, as it means many offbeat Canadian films may still have a chance to hit DVD over the next year, including some of those noted below. Remember that clicking through these links helps support our efforts is rediscovering classic Canadian cult film, and that the Amazon links on the sidebar are always updated with the latest new release announcements for your viewing pleasure.

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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone / Krull DVD (Mill Creek)
Release Date: February 10, 2015
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Cinepix’s 3-D space opera is back on this new release with the like-minded Hollywood hit KRULL. This was released on DVD many years ago, so nice to see a budget release for those that missed it.

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Wolfcop Blu-ray and DVD (Anchor Bay)
Release Date: March 10, 2015

The new Saskatchewan-shot B-movie homage WOLFCOP hits both formats this winter from Anchor Bay.  

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White Line Fever DVD (Mill Creek)
Release Date: March 17, 2015
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Jonathan Kaplan’s Canadian co-production isn’t particularly Canadian but does have some solid truckin’ action. This is its first proper release, having only been available via Sony’s burn-on-demand DVD program.

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Class of 1984 Blu-ray (Shout Factory)
Release Date: April 14, 2014
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Be part of the future! High school exploitation classic CLASS OF 1984 gets the redux treatment from Shout Factory’s Scream Factory sub label. This season’s must-have release.

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Motion Picture Purgatory: THE MASK (1961)

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Happy New Year, eh! Why not kick things off with another installment of Rick Trembles‘ MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY! In his latest site-exclusive strip, Rick puts on Julian Roffman’s THE MASK (1961), and experiences all the 3-D nightmares that make this Canuxploitation classic our nation’s very first horror film!

And don’t forget: if you liked Trembles’ previous work for our site, he’s gathered all previous strips from 2012 to 2013 in a cool new mini-comic, MINI MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY!

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Motion Picture Purgatory: HOOKERS ON DAVIE (1984)

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A big welcome back to Rick Trembles‘ MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY! This time, in another site-exclusive strip, Rick tackles the Vancouver-shot doc HOOKERS ON DAVIE (1984), which follows the hilarious, sordid and tragic tales of streetwalkers working the downtown beat. A Canuxploitation west coast classic!

Also! If you liked Trembles’ previous work for our site3, he’s gathered all previous strips from 2012 to 201 in a cool new 28-page mini-comic, MINI MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY!

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