30th Dec2015

‘Hercules’ & ‘Hercules II’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Many would say that physical formats are dying out, people are moving from DVD to digital, leaving Blu-ray to disc afficionados and home theatre enthusiasts. Yet, unbelievably, there is an ever-growing – some might say rabid – fanbase for obscure and long-forgotten movies on the format, so much so that distribution labels new and old […]

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11th Dec2015

‘Standoff’ Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Thomas Jane, Laurence Fishburne, Ella Ballentine, Jim Watson, John Tench, Laura de Carteret, Ted Atherton, Joanna Douglas | Written and Directed by Adam Alleca Carter (Jane), a troubled veteran who gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a […]

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12th Nov2015

‘Maneater’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: James Remar, Sherilyn Fenn, Ron Carlson, Graham Greene, Gregory Cruz, Ray Wise, Q’orianka Kilcher, Allegra Carpenter, Ivana Korab, Stephanie Hodes | Written by Arch Stanton | Directed by Hank Braxton A photographer and his group set out in the dead of winter for the Alaskan wilderness to take advantage of the limited, but beautiful […]

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25th Oct2015

‘Charlie Chan & the Curse of the Dragon Queen’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Peter Ustinov, Lee Grant, Angie Dickinson, Richard Hatch, Brian Keith, Roddy McDowall, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rachel Roberts, Paul Ryan, David Hirokane | Written by Jerry Sherlock, Stan Burns, David Axlerod | Directed by Clive Donner In Hawaii, master sleuth Charlie Chan unmasks the Dragon Queen as a killer. Before she’s arrested, she places a curse […]

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22nd Oct2015

‘Alien Strain’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Finn, Laura Gordon, Michael Phenicie, Rolf Saxon, Rachelle Dimaria, Jason Connery | Written and Directed by Andy Palmer, Robert Benavides Jr On a camping trip, Matthew’s girlfriend Rachel was abducted by a UFO. A year later Rachel returns to the very spot from which she was taken but the creature she has become […]

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21st Oct2015

‘Vampires’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Victoria Hopkins, Angela Zahra, Melissa Advani, Judith Alexander, Jody Baldwin, Bill Fellows, Kristian James, Holly Newton | Written and Directed by Richard Johnstone Usually it wouldn’t bode well for a film when a) it has a generic title like Vampires; and b) when you discover it’s actual title is Bloodless, the very opposite of […]

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20th Sep2015

‘Blunt Force Trauma’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Ryan Kwanten, Freida Pinto, Maruia Shelton, Carolina Gómez, Jon Mack, Ruben Zamora, Steven Galarce, David Villada, Jason Gibson, Tatiana Ronderos, Daniel Abril | Written and Directed by Ken Sanzel Blunt Force Trauma follows the journey of John (Kwanten) and Colt (Pinto), gunfighters and sometimes lovers, on parallel but very different journeys through […]

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05th Sep2015

‘Sinister House’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Heather L. Tyler, Sadie Katz, Cheryl Sands, Lisamarie Costabile, Clint Jung, Julia Putnam, Jim Falkenstein, Madison Wenn | Written by Jim Towns, Scott Frazelle | Directed by Jim Towns After a couple of years in the wilderness, 2013 film House of Bad (the on screen title my review disc still carried) has been dusted off […]

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25th May2015

‘Double Dragon’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Robert Patrick, Kristina Wagner, Julia Nickson, Nils Allen Stewart, Henry Kingi, John Asher, Leon Russom, Al Leong, Michael Berryman, Vanna White, Andy Dick, Deanthony Langston, John T. Grantham, Ed Feldman, Roger Yuan, Ron Yuan | Written by Michael Davis, Peter Gould | Directed by James Yukich There is a […]

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21st May2015

‘A.W.O.L.’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan, Ashley Johnson. Brian Thompson, Voyo Goric, Michel Qissi, George McDaniel, Eric Karson, Ash Adams, William T. Amos, Roz Bosley, Dennis Rucker, Billy Blanks | Written by Sheldon Lettich, Jean-Claude Van Damme | Directed by Sheldon Lettich When looking at eighties action heroes Jean-Claude Van Damme […]

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26th Apr2015

‘Grimm Tales’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Molly C. Quinn, Yancy Butler, Lara Flynn Boyle, Lochlyn Munro, Michael Welch, Andrew James Allen | Written by David Tillman | Directed by Duane Journey Tommy Wirkola and the ABC TV show Once Upon a Time have a lot to answer for… Since the debut of the TV show and more importantly Wirkola’s movie […]

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11th Apr2015

‘A Haunting at Silver Falls’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alix Elizabeth Gitter, Erick Avari, Steve Bacic, James C. Burns, James Cavlo, Tadhg Kelly, James Ralph, Tara Westwood, Jade Ramsey, Nikita Ramsey | Written by Cam Cannon, Rachel Long, Brian Pittman | Directed by Brett Donowho Recently orphaned teen Jordan is sent to live with her aunt and uncle in the small town of […]

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06th Apr2015

‘Behind Closed Doors’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Sophia Bairley,  Chloe Grace Moretz, Selma Blair, Bokeem Woodbine | Written and Directed by Lori Petty When actors make it big and they are winning awards, we tend to forget just how much hard work it took to get them where they are today.  Jennifer Lawrence is a household name, often hailed as one of […]

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31st Jan2015

Competition: Win ‘Toy Soldiers’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Toy Soldiers, the the classic 90s teen action movie starring Sean Astin, Louis Gossett Jr., Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan and Andrew Divoff – coming to DVD and Blu-ray 26th January 2015 – we have THREE copies to giveaway thanks to our friends at 101 Films. Regis High School, an exclusive prep […]

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25th Jan2015

‘Toy Soldiers’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sean Astin, Louis Gossett Jr., Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff, R. Lee Ermey, Denholm Elliott, George Perez, T.E. Russell, Shawn Phelan, Michael Champion, Mason Adams | Written by Daniel Petrie Jr., David Koepp | Directed by Daniel Petrie Jr. Regis High School, an exclusive prep school for delinquent teenage boys, becomes the target […]

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08th Jan2015

‘Exorcism’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Alex Rendall, Aisling Knight, Rick Alancroft, Sarah Akehurst, Elise Harris, Craig Daniels, Terry Felix, Lee Akehurst, Mike Bracewell, Chloe de Burgh, Tommy Carey, Robert Descartes, Kerry Holland, Simon Mathews, Dita Pesek | Written and Directed by Lance Patrick If there is one genre that is the most flexible when it comes to low budgets […]

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30th Dec2014

‘Left Behind’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Cassi Thomson, Chad Michael Murray, Lea Thompson, Jordin Sparks, Nicky Whelan, Quinton Aaron, Martin Klebba, William Ragsdale, Georgina Rawlings, Stephanie Honoré | Written by Paul LaLonde, John Patus | Directed by Vic Armstrong I read the synopsis of Left Behind aloud to a friend and at more or less the same moment we […]

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25th Dec2014

‘Haunting of Crestview High’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cameron Deane Stewart, Judd Nelson, Ben Browder, Amanda Alch, Marc Donato, Augie Duke, Roger Edwards, Ali Faulkner, Jeffrey Schmidt | Written by Matthew Spradlin, Barry Wernick | Directed by Matthew Spradlin Originally conceived some eight years ago by Matthew Spradlin, Bad Kids Go To Hell (the movie’s original title) originally debuted as a four […]

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18th Oct2014

Review Round-Up: The Pigman from Das Cabinet to The Void

by Phil Wheat

With so many films released on the run up to Halloween it’s been hard to keep up with reviews, so we’re going to play catch-up with another review round-up looking at some recent releases in brief. This time round we have reviews of Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari, Saints & Soldiers: The Void, The Island […]

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02nd Oct2014

‘The Fear’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, John Philbin, Dustin Stevens, Monique Parent, Andrea Vahl, William A. Robertson, Kris Smith, Timothy Dugan, Alex Markousis, Holly Greene | Written by Kris Hulbert | Directed by Randy Kent, Kris Hulbert Everybody wants to buy the perfect house right? The house that seems just right for what you need. What […]

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26th Aug2014

Review Round-Up: Blood Orgy in The Longest Week at The Cabin

by Phil Wheat

We’re playing catch-up here on Nerdly – after a busy 2 weeks prepping for and then attending this years Frightfest there’s a number of weekly-release reviews to bring you up to speed on. So here they are, reviews of The Cabin, Blood Orgy of the She Devils and The Longest Week. The Cabin Another one […]

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26th Aug2014

‘The Captive’ DVD Review

by Richard Axtell

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Matt Ryan, William Troughton | Written by Luke Massey, Benjamin Read | Directed by Luke Massey Royal Marine A.J Budd (Joseph Morgan – Vampire Diaries, Immortals) awakes in a mysterious house. Every day he is forced to fight for his life against grotesque inhuman opponents and no matter how much he tries, he cannot […]

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