03rd Mar2016

‘Audition’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura, Renji Ishibashi, Miyuki Matsuda, Toshie Negishi, Ren Ôsugi, Shigeru Saiki, Ken Mitsuishi, Yuriko Hiro’oka | Written by Daisuke Tengan | Directed by Takashi Miike Takashi Miike’s Audition will always be a special movie to me, because it sparked off my obsession with Takashi Miike. It also put […]

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18th Feb2016

‘The Mutilator’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock, Connie Rogers, Frances Raines, Morey Lampley, Jack Chatham, Ben Moore, Trace Cooper, Pamela Weddle Cooper | Written and Directed by Buddy Cooper If you are a fan of slasher films, the beauty is that there are plenty to see. Not just the recent ones, but a vast history […]

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08th Feb2016

‘Five Dolls for an August Moon’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When we think about Italian horror one of the master,s and arguably the best, would be Mario Bava. Even his lesser films have a certain style that make them still enticing to the viewer, and Five Dolls for an August Moon is a good example of that. Just how does this oddity fair with Arrow […]

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29th Jan2016

‘Nikkatsu Diamond Guys: Volume 1′ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

When it comes to a name for a collection of movies, you have to admit that Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Volume 1 sounds pretty cool. Featuring three films with three iconic action film actors this is a release that just oozes style… The connection between the three movies is not surprisingly the gangster lifestyle. The first […]

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24th Jan2016

‘Deep Red’ 4K Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril, Eros Pagni, Giuliana Calandra, Piero Mazzinghi, Glauco Mauri, Clara Calamai | Written by Dario Argento, Bernardino Zapponi | Directed by Dario Argento If you were asked to recommend a good Giallo film, chances are you’d look to one of Dario Argento’s films as a good start. […]

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19th Jan2016

‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar, Michael Blodgett, David Gurian, Edy Williams, Erica Gavin, Phyllis Elizabeth Davis, Harrison Page, Duncan McLeod, James Iglehart, Charles Napier, Henry Rowland | Written by Roger Ebert | Directed by Russ Meyer Russ Meyer movies may be best known for their nudity and their exploitative nature but […]

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23rd Dec2015

The Scream Cast: Episodes 84 and 85

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson take a look at another slice of home video horror. Don’t forget to check out TheScreamCast.com for the show notes and for more news and reviews of Scream Factory releases and make sure to follow them on Twitter […]

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17th Dec2015

‘What Have You Done To Solange?’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó, Karin Baal, Joachim Fuchsberger, Günther Stoll, Claudia Butenuth, Camille Keaton, Maria Monti, Giancarlo Badessi, Pilar Castel, Giovanna Di Bernardo, Vittorio Fanfoni, Marco Mariani | Written by Massimo Dallamano, Bruno Di Geronimo | Directed by Massimo Dallamano Movies that are described as “giallo” normally tend to depend on certain hallmarks, with […]

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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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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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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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20th Nov2015

‘The Honeymoon Killers’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts, Kip McArdle, Marilyn Chris, Dortha Duckworth, Barbara Cason, Ann Harris, Mary Breen | Written and Directed by Leonard Kastle Based on the notorious “Lonely Hearts” killers Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) and Raymond Fernandez (Tony Lo Bionco) it tells the tale of two lovers who […]

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17th Nov2015

‘Requiescant’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lou Castel, Mark Damon, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Barbara Frey, Rossana Martini, Mirella Maravidi, Franco Citti, Luisa Baratto, Ninetto Davoli, Nino Musco, Carlo Palmucci, Vittorio Duse | Written by Lucio Battistrada, Andrew Baxter | Directed by Carlo Lizzani Lou Castel takes the lead role in Requiescant, a young man raised to be a pacifist by […]

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01st Nov2015

‘Tenderness of the Wolves’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Kurt Raab, Jeff Roden, Margit Carstensen, Ingrid Caven, Wolfgang Schenck, Brigitte Mira, Rainer Hauer, Barbara Bertram, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Heinrich Giskes, Friedrich Karl Praetorius | Written by Kurt Raab | Directed by Uli Lommel Normally films about serial killers focus on the creation of a monster, often focusing on the hero hunting them down and stopping […]

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26th Oct2015

‘Thieves’ Highway’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence, Jack Oakie, Millard Mitchell, Joseph Pevney, Morris Carnovsky, Tamara Shayne | Written by A.I. Bezzerides | Directed by Jules Dassin Jules Dassin’s Thieves’ Highway was released at a time when Noir was going strong, and fits the mould of what is expected of the genre. In truth […]

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23rd Oct2015

‘Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

There have been many screen monsters who have become iconic to genre fans and in the 80s the likes of Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees ruled the roost. With the coming of Pinhead though things changed, even if he was never meant to be the star of Hellraiser… Arrow Video are releasing Hellraiser: The Scarlet […]

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21st Oct2015

‘Edgar Allan Poe’s Black Cats’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When we think of classic Poe movies we tend to think back to the Roger Corman movies, though he wasn’t the only director to have adapted the writers work. Edgar Allan Poe’s Black Cats, from Arrow Video, brings together two adaptions of Poe’s classic tale, with some Italian flair. Featuring Lucio Fulci’s The Black Cat, […]

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16th Sep2015

‘Hard to be a God’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Leonid Yarmolnik, Gali Abaydulov, Yuriy Ashikhmin, Remigijus Bilinskas, Aleksandr Chutko, Valeriy Boltyshev, Evgeniy Gerchakov, Yuriy Tsurilo | Written by Aleksei German, Svetlana Karmalita | Directed by Aleksei German Cinema is often described as an experience; it can be emotionally draining and even an endurance. Hard to be a God (Trudno byt bogom) is one such film, […]

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14th Sep2015

‘Zardoz’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton, Sally Anne Newton, Niall Buggy, Bosco Hogan, Jessica Swift, Bairbre Dowling, Christopher Casson, Reginald Jarman | Written and Directed by John Boorman To many, Zardoz simply reminds them of Sean Connery in a red bikini but in truth the film is much more than that. With […]

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26th Aug2015

The Scream Cast – Episode 72: Interview with Arrow Video

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson take a look at another slice of home video horror. This week they’re chatting with Arrow Films & Video Label Manager Francesco Simeoni and Marketing/Operations Executive Ewan Cant. We’re very excited about this week’s show! First, Brad and […]

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25th Aug2015

‘Madman’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones, Jan Claire, Alexander Murphy Jr., Tom Candela, Frederick Neumann, Michael Sullivan, Paul Ehlers, Tom Veilleux, Stephen Clark, Vicki Kenneally, Shelley Mathes, Lori Mathes | Written and Directed by Joe Giannone Urban Legends and camp-fires are the perfect way to start a horror film. Point to an […]

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25th Aug2015

‘Nightmare City’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Francisco Rabal, Sonia Viviani, Eduardo Fajardo, Stefania D’Amario, Mel Ferrer, Sara Franchetti, Manuel Zarzo | Written by Antonio Cesare Corti, Luis María Delgado | Directed by Umberto Lenzi Zombies don’t run! …or something like that right? I never actually stick to that; I’m not one of the people who […]

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