11th Jan2017

Competition: Win ‘Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia – out 23rd January on Blu-ray – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video! Sam Peckinpah’s most personal movie, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is often regarded as his last great masterpiece, concluding the period in which he […]

23rd Dec2016

Competition: Win ‘Donnie Darko’ on Arrow Video DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the brand new 4K restoration of Donnie Darko – out 9th Jan. 2017 on DVD & Blu-ray – we are giving away a DVD of the Theatrical Cut courtesy of Arrow Video. Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and 80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template – […]

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19th Dec2016

‘Hellgate’ Review (Arrow Video Re-release)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Ron Palillo, Abigail Wolcott, Carel Trichardt, Petrea Curran, Evan J. Klisser, Joanne Warde, Frank Notaro, Lance Vaughan, Victor Melleney | Written by Michael O’Rourke | Directed by William A. Levey Hellgate was released at the very back end of the 1980’s, written by Michael O’Rourke and directed by William A. Levey (Blackenstein) and featured, […]

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15th Dec2016

Competition: Win a copy of ‘The Burning’ from Arrow Video

by Phil Wheat

Win a copy of The Burning on Dual Format. Out to own from Arrow Video from 19th December. IT WILL TAKE YOU FURTHER THAN FEAR. Of all the many slice-and-dice films that emerged in the early ‘80s, few remain as gruesomely effective as The Burning – the notorious “video nasty” now finally unleashed on Blu-ray! […]

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14th Dec2016

‘Hell Comes to Frogtown’ Review (Arrow Video Re-release)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Roddy Piper, Sandahl Bergman, Brian Frank, Rory Calhoun, William Smith, Lee Garlington, Cliff Bemis | Written by Randall Frakes | Directed by Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer Arrow Video are well known for their line of cult favourites from horror and science fiction films of the past and here we see them go to […]

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13th Dec2016

‘Donnie Darko: Limited Edition 4K Restoration’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daveigh Chase, James Duval, Arthur Taxier, Patrick Swayze, David St. James | Written and Directed by Richard Kelly Donnie Darko is one of those films that are hard to forget. I’ll admit that I was obsessed by it, and the true meaning so I’ve […]

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30th Nov2016

‘The Driller Killer’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day, Harry Schultz, Alan Wynroth, Maria Helhoski, James O’Hara, Richard Howorth, Louis Mascolo, Tommy Santora | Written by Nicholas St. John | Directed by Abel Ferrara I have something of a love hate relationship with The Driller Killer. Depending on my mood I really like it, yet at other […]

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02nd Oct2016

Competition: Win the Arrow Video release of ‘The Hills Have Eyes’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of The Hills Have Eyes – on limited edition Blu-ray and DVD 3rd October – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video! The Hills Have Eyes is one of the late, great Wes Craven’s seminal masterpieces, as well as one of the enduring classics of American horror. A […]

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22nd Sep2016

‘Female Prisoner Scorpion: The Complete Collection’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a fan of Lady Snowblood, you’ll know doubt know the intensity of Meiko Kaji, and how iconic her performance is. This is why the release of the Female Prisoner Scorpion: The Complete Collection by Arrow Video should catch your interest straight away. If you’ve yet to experience the story of Nami Matsushima, […]

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21st Sep2016

‘Killer Dames’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Arrow Video are doing a very good job of feeding my love of giallo movies. With the release of Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia they have provided us with The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, two Gothic tales that work well in […]

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02nd Jun2016

‘Blood Bath’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Arrow Video’s latest release, Blood Bath, has a storied history. You may be surprised to discover how the footage filmed for it was stretched over four different films. Thankfully Arrow have not only included these four films, but taken a look into a very interesting production… Blood Bath in its final form is the story […]

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19th May2016

‘Hired to Kill’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Brian Thompson, Oliver Reed, George Kennedy, José Ferrer, Michelle Moffett, Barbara Niven, Jordana Capra, Kendall Conrad, Kim Lonsdale, Jude Mussetter, Penelope Reed, David Sawyer, Angela Gerekou | Written by Fred Perry, Kirk Ellis | Directed by Nico Mastorakis What would you think if I pitched a version of The Magnificent Seven to you, but the […]

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05th May2016

‘The Zero Boys’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Daniel Hirsch, Kelli Maroney, Nicole Rio, Tom Shell, Jared Moses, Crystal Carson, Joe Estevez, John Michaels | Written by Robert Gilliam, Nico Mastorakis, Fred Perry | Directed by Nico Mastorakis You could say that the 80s are the decade that just keeps on giving, especially when it comes to cult movies. There are some […]

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11th Apr2016

‘Bride of Re-Animator’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones, Fabiana Udenio, David Gale, Kathleen Kinmont, Mel Stewart, Irene Cagen, Michael Strasser, Mary Sheldon | Written by Rick Fry, Woody Keith | Directed by Brian Yuzna It’s been almost two years since I reviewed Second Sight’s release of Re-Animator on Blu-ray. Now we have the release of […]

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04th Apr2016

‘Black Mama, White Mama’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig, Lynn Borden, Zaldy Zshornack, Laurie Burton, Eddie Garcia, Alona Alegre, Dindo Fernando | Written by H.R. Christian | Directed by Eddie Romero It’s obvious with a title like Black Mama, White Mama you know the type of film you are going to be getting…. A prison women exploitation flick, […]

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31st Mar2016

‘Death Walks Twice’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

From the amount of Italian horror films I’ve reviewed, I think it is obvious that I love them… Luckily Arrow Video have been feeding my need for these movies well, and with Death Walks Twice they have given me a double dose of pleasure, as this set features two films from Luciano Ercoli: Death in […]

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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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