11th Dec2015

‘Battles Without Honour and Humanity’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When a series of films are described as “Japan’s answer to The Godfather” that is a big statement to make. Kinji Fukasaku’s Battles Without Honour and Humanity though (also known as The Yakuza Papers) lives up to that statement though. Now released in a box set by Arrow Video, this is the perfect chance to watch the […]

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10th Dec2015

‘Krampus: The Reckoning’ Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Monica Engesser, Amelia Haberman, James Ray, Kevin Tye, Sean G P Anderson, Owen Conway, Carrie Fee, Shawn Saavedra, Nathaniel Burns, Alexandria Stevens, Benjamin Foronda, Angelina Mann, Jeffrey Lamar | Written by Robert Conway, Owen Conway | Directed by Robert Conway As a public-domain boogeyman, you know you’ve hit the big time when you have […]

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08th Dec2015

‘Pixels’ VOD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Jane Krakowski, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Ashley Benson | Written by Tim Herlihy, Timothy Dowling | Directed by Chris Columbus OK, let’s get this out of the way first. Pixels is an Adam Sandler movie and despite what anyone may say, your enjoyment of it […]

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07th Dec2015

‘Nekromantik 2′ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Monika M, Mark Reeder, Lena Braun, Carola Ewers, Astrid Ewerts, Eva-Maria Kurz, Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski | Written by Jörg Buttgereit, Franz Rodenkirchen | Directed by Jörg Buttgereit After the Arrow Film release of Nekromantik it was only a matter of time before Nekromantik 2 made its way onto Blu-ray. Another banned movie featuring people with […]

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07th Dec2015

‘Just Cause 3′ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

When Just Cause 3 was announced, the idea of being able to cause chaos and blow things up seemed very inviting. Bringing the game to the current generation of consoles and PC seemed a perfect fit for a game where the story could take the backseat and pretty explosions could hypnotise the players. To the […]

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07th Dec2015

‘Bloody Moon’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger, Nadja Gerganoff, Jasmin Losensky, Corinna Drews, Ann-Beate Engelke, Peter Exacoustos, María Rubio, Antonia García, Beatriz Sancho Nieto, Alexander Waechter | Written by Erich Tomek | Directed by Jess Franco What would you expect from a Slasher directed by Jess Franco? The chances are it would feature nudity, be bloody and […]

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06th Dec2015

‘Ghost Story’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Craig Wasson, Alice Krige, Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman, Patricia Neal, Jacqueline Brookes, Miguel Fernandes, Lance Holcomb, Brad Sullivan | Written by Lawrence D. Cohen | Directed by John Irvin Four elderly gentlemen form The Chowder Society, a group in which they meet up to smoke cigars and tell chilling […]

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06th Dec2015

‘Casanova (1977) / Casanova 2 (1982)’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

THE NEW EROTIC ADVENTURES OF CASANOVA (1977, dir: Carlos Tobalina) John Holmes (Eruption) stars as John, a man who has recently inherited and sold off the estate of his late great grandfather. Looking for something of a keepsake, he visits the antique dealer (Tory Jeffery, The Autobiography of a Flea) and is given a bottle […]

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04th Dec2015

‘Carol’ Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Sarah Paulson, John Magaro, Cory Michael Smith, Kevin Crowley, Nik Pajic, Carrie Brownstein, Trent Rowland | Written by Phyllis Nagy | Directed by Todd Haynes Hype at this time of year can become an overwhelming and overbearing thing, taking a film you could be looking forward to and loading […]

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01st Dec2015

‘Frightmare aka The Horror Star’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Ferdy Mayne, Leon Askin, Jeffrey Combs, Luca Bercovici, Nita Talbot, Leon Askin, Jennifer Starrett, Barbara Pilavin, Alan Stock | Written and Directed by Norman Thaddeus Vane “There was Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, and Conrad Ragzoff! They were all stars who lived and died. But only one returned…” Fandom takes on a whole […]

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01st Dec2015

‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Luca Calvani, Sylvester Groth, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris, Christian Berkel, Misha Kuznetsov | Written by Guy Ritchie, Lionel Wigram | Directed by Guy Ritchie Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Napoleon Solo […]

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29th Nov2015

‘The Reflecting Skin’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jeremy Cooper, Lindsay Duncan, Viggo Mortensen, Sheila Moore, Duncan Fraser, David Longworth, Robert Koons, David Bloom, Evan Hall, Codie Lucas Wilbee, Sherry Bie | Written and Directed by Philip Ridley The beauty of loving films is that no matter how many you’ve seen, there are so many out there still to be discovered… One of these for me […]

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28th Nov2015

‘Vampyros Lesbos’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Severin Films make their return to the UK home video market with the Blu-ray release of two Jess Franco films in their library, She Killed in Ecstasy and Vampyros Lesbos – erotically charged Euro-horrors starring Franco fave Soledad Miranda which mark the pinnacle of Franco’s career. The former, a revenge thriller, is considered the best […]

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28th Nov2015

‘Santa’s Little Helper’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Annalynne McCord, Paige, Eric Keenleyside, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Geoff Gustafson, Tom McLaren | Written by James Robert Johnston, Bennett Yellin | Directed by Gil Junger The WWE have made a name for themselves in the movie world with a spate of well-recieved action and horror movies, however that’s not the only types of […]

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27th Nov2015

‘Tower of Evil’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jill Haworth, Bryant Haliday, Dennis Price, George Coulouris, Anna Palk, William Lucas, Anthony Valentine, Jack Watson, Derek Fowlds, Derek Fowlds, Gary Hamilton, Candace Glendenning, Dennis Price, Robin Askwith, Seretta Wilson | Written by Jim O’Connolly, George Baxt | Directed by Jim O’Connolly Set in deserted lighthouse on fog-shrouded Snape Island, the terror of the Tower […]

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25th Nov2015

‘Clinger’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Vincent Martella, Jennifer Laporte, Julia Aks, Shonna Major, Alicia Monet Caldwell, Taylor Clift, Leah Henley, Paulie Deo Jr., Rebecca Gail, Jeffrey Bean, Debbie Rochon, Lisa Wilcox, Sewell Whitney, Victoria Villarreal | Written by Michael Steves, Bubba Fish, Gabi Chennisi | Directed by Michael Steves Horror film come bizarre love story, Clinger follows high schooler […]

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24th Nov2015

‘Blood Rage’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Marianne Kanter, Julie Gordon, Jayne Bentzen, James Farrell, Ed French, William Fuller, Gerry Lou, Chad Montgomery, Ted Raimi, Lisa Randall | Written by Bruce Rubin | Directed by John Grissmer Twins Todd and Terry appear at first to be just two sweet boys, until one day one of them decides […]

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23rd Nov2015

‘Ted 2: Extended Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Morgan Freeman, Giovanni Ribisi, Sam J. Jones, Patrick Warburton, Michael Dorn, Bill Smitrovich, John Slattery, Liam Neeson, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Stewart | Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild | Directed by Seth MacFarlane When it comes to a Seth MacFarlane film, the easiest way […]

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23rd Nov2015

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Extended Edition’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sylvester McCoy, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Manu Bennett | Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro | Directed […]

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21st Nov2015

‘She Killed in Ecstasy’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Severin Films make their return to the UK home video market with the Blu-ray release of two Jess Franco films in their library, She Killed in Ecstasy and Vampyros Lesbos – erotically charged Euro-horrors starring Franco fave Soledad Miranda which mark the pinnacle of Franco’s career. The former, a revenge thriller, is considered the best […]

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21st Nov2015

‘Pay the Ghost’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jack Fulton, Lyriq Bent, Lauren Beatty, Stephen McHattie, Veronica Ferres | Written by Dan Kay | Directed by Uli Edel You can’t say Nicolas Cage rests on his laurels. After previously going all religious with Left Behind, the rapture-based movie from last year, he heads to the dark side of […]

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21st Nov2015

‘Fury: The Tales of Ronan Pierce’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael McCarthy, Jordan Elizabeth, Kane Hodder, R.A. Mihailoff, Harry Aspinwall, Brad Potts, Wade Gallagher, Rick Montgomery Jr., Joel D. Wynkoop, Circus-Szalewski, Robert Crayton, David Astone, Tovah Duffaut | Written by Kevin A. McCarthy, Michael McCarthy | Directed by Kevin A. McCarthy, Edward Payson You know, I can get behind bad films; I can get […]

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