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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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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