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Blood, Violence and Babes

A B-Movie Holy Grail by John Allman

If you’ve surfed the DVR pay-per-view options and seen a bunch of movies that you’ve never heard of, chances are John has watched them. Why? He loves movies. All kinds of movies. Good, bad, so-bad-they’re good, even the truly unwatchable ones. He mostly loves horror and science-fiction and drive-in exploitation movies that most upstanding model citizens wouldn’t dare watch. Then he writes up his thoughts so you can decide - watch, don’t watch or avoid at all costs. Sometimes he even gets to talk to the cool folks who make some of your favorite films.

Sanctuary; Quite A Conundrum

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By John W. Allman

Sanctuary; Quite a Conundrum

Genre: Horror/Comedy

Directed by: Thomas L. Phillips

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Blood, Violence & Babes: A conversation with Thomas L. Phillips

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By John W. Allman

Less than 24 hours after finishing “Sanctuary; Quite A Conundrum,” BVB: Blood, Violence and Babes was clamoring for the chance to speak to its writer-director, Thomas L. Phillips. The fine folks at Anchor Bay, one of the leading distributors for great genre gems, kindly made it happen.

Here’s what we learned when we got to speak to Phillips by phone recently for a too-brief 20 minute chat:

BVB: Thomas, thank you so much for taking the time to talk with me today. I’ve got to tell you. I absolutely loved “Sanctuary.” I was so happy to see that you were doing interviews. It’s so rare, I watch so many genre films and this was just a wonderful surprise. It was just a completely fresh take on multiple genres with just an incredible set of actors.

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Blood, Violence & Babes: New releases for Aug. 5

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John W. Allman

What’s new in stores and on video shelves this week:

Phantom of the Paradise: Collector’s Edition

Genre: Cult Classic

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Blood, Violence and Babes: New Releases for July 2014

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John W. Allman

July was a rough month for BVB: Blood, Violence and Babes. It was super hot, which is never good. Our dog and cat both got sick. We forgot to pay the electric bill. It was basically a country song playing out in real time with me as the star. Everything was topsy turvy and nothing happened as it should, not even this column.

To that end, here's a look at all the Blu-Ray and DVD releases this past month with special attention paid to some of the best ones that deserve to get checked out and the ones you should avoid at all cost.

July 1, 2014

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