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Vinegar Syndrome Staff on Six-String Samurai

We're excited to finally reveal our second VSU release: Lance Mungia's late 90s iconic midnight movie/video store classic, SIX-STRING SAMURAI! This loaded Limited Edition 4k UHD/BD box includes a brand new, extended making-of documentary featuring new interviews with cast and crew and is housed in our gorgeous deluxe VSU case with incredible custom artwork by Tom Hodge of The Dude Designs. The case includes a 40-page book with essays by the director and a custom slipcover designed by Richard Hilliard.

Home Grown Horrors - Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray Trailer

Throughout the 1980s and 90s, independent and first time filmmakers across the United States saw new opportunities to create work in the horror genre. Often integrating the flavor and color of their inner-America locales into their work, they created films that, while inspired by mainstream trends, are about as far from Hollywood as one can get. Collected here are three diverse films, all produced in the late 1980s, providing a fascinating and entertaining glimpse into the forgotten world of Home…

Rush Week - Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray Promo Trailer

Toni Daniels is an ambitious young journalist working for her college newspaper. Tired of covering the same boring stories as her peers, Toni becomes intrigued by the recent disappearances of several female students and believes that they may be linked to an on-campus murder that happened the previous year during the college's raucous Rush Week. Despite being certain that something terrible has been happening on campus, no one she talks to is willing to admit that the disappearances are cause…

Last Gasp - Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray Promo Trailer

Leslie Chase will do anything it takes to push through his mega real estate development, even if it includes arranging the massacre of a Mexican native tribe to clear a patch of land. But no bad deed goes unpunished as, after murdering the tribe's chief in cold blood, Leslie's body and mind are taken over by the chief's vengeful spirit. Forced into committing a series of heinous murders Leslie's life is thrown into greater peril when a private detective, who…

Liked reviews

An inept, funereal drone of cheap violence, crushing everyday banality, jump cuts, and the palpable dread of shitty video effects.

A soft focus sleaze fest thriller that feels somewhat light in its depravity, though it has its moments.
Yet another story about a man with mommy issues, who turns to killing some of the cities most vulnerable...hookers. That is until a pretty compelling nightclub scene where he meets a young lady that kicks off a cat & mouse chase, taking our killer to his limit. There are countless movies that this could be compared to, but it holds it's own and…

Alma going to a club and spacing out while sitting on the toilet drunk is the most realistic thing I've seen in a film all damn year.

It's amazing to me that a documentary about a music store that I have no direct affiliation with could bring me close to tears. I absolutely recommend this documentary to anyone interested in underground, independent music.

Absolute spontaneous evil. Pure mania. I'm completely on board for whatever these guys do next

deeply, poetically stupid

understated and brisk quebecois crime film which feels like a Canadian peer to the films that Peter Yates was making both in the UK and US in the late 60s and early 70s; great use of Montreal locations and plaid pants, strong bursts of violence and a general malaise about humanity should put this in the pantheon of quality crime films of its era

I love these goofy gooseflesh paintings! and this excels as a platform for panning around in them while listening to David Huggins relate encounters with lil bigfoot, sexy grey singles & that mantis-person getting their kicks posting up in the corner of the bedroom to watch. When it ran out of painted encounters to showcase, it really should have been better devoted to just kicking back in David's apartment, rooting through his tape collection & learning his favorite giant space bug scenes,…