New York Blood
dir Nick Oddo
This one may not have quite the "depth" or "scope" or "professional editing" of N.Y.H.C., but what it lacks in all of these qualities it more than makes up for in heart and end-of-scene transitions that simulate a camera taking a B&W photograph. For the 99.9999-odd percent of you who didn't catch its screening at the New York Underground Film Festival back in March, New York Blood is a camcorder gangster/splatter-film epic starring Vinnie Stigma of Agnostic Front, Madball, and an estimated bazillion amazing quotes as the proprietor of Little Italy brothel that appears to be located in an NYU dormroom. Not to give away too much of the plot (which is difficult in light of the movie's 50-minute runtime), but he also dabbles in some small-time drug-dealing to finance a nightclub, all while trying to keep up with his Italian ex-wife, their Asian son, and murderous ex-con father.