18th Aug2015

‘La Grande Bouffe’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi, Andréa Ferréol, Solange Blondeau, Florence Giorgetti, Michèle Alexandre, Monique Chaumette, Henri Piccoli | Written by Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona | Directed by Marco Ferreri La Grande Bouffe is a film about food, about decadence and about over indulgence. Not knowing much about the film before watching it, […]

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17th Aug2015

‘Videodrome’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley, Lynne Gorman, Julie Khaner, Reiner Schwarz, David Bolt, Lally Cadeau | Written and Directed by David Cronenberg Out of all the David Cronenberg films I’ve seen, Videodrome always sticks with me as my favourite and some of his best work, if not […]

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23rd Jul2015

‘Cemetery Without Crosses’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

A Spaghetti Western with a French director and star may seem an odd combination, but this is exactly what we get with Cemetery Without Crosses aka The Rope and the Colt. Inspired by the success of the Dollars trilogy and dedicated to Sergio Leone, this is yet another addition to the Arrow Video classic releases. […]

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22nd Jul2015

‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum, Ellen Barkin, Lewis Smith, Rosalind Cash, Robert Ito, Pepe Serna, Ronald Lacey, Matt Clark, Clancy Brown, William Traylor, Carl Lumbly, Vincent Schiavelli | Written by Earl Mac Rauch | Directed by W.D. Richter Arrow Video know their cult movies, you just have to look at the ones they’ve released […]

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18th Jul2015

’3 Women’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier, Ruth Nelson, John Cromwell, Sierra Pecheur, Craig Richard Nelson, Maysie Hoy, Belita Moreno, Leslie Ann Hudson, Patricia Ann Hudson, Beverly Ross, John Davey | Written and Directed by Robert Altman There are some movies that just get under your skin and cause you to have to […]

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10th Jul2015

‘Mona Lisa’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Caine, Clarke Peters, Kate Hardie, Zoë Nathenson, Sammi Davis, Rod Bedall, Joe Brown, Pauline Melville | Written by Neil Jordan, David Leland | Directed by Neil Jordan The second of Arrow Video’s recent Bob Hoskins releases, Mona Lisa may be the better movie of the two. When you […]

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22nd Jun2015

‘The Happiness of the Katakuris’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida, Kiyoshirô Imawano, Tetsurô Tanba, Naoto Takenaka, Tamaki Miyazaki, Takashi Matsuzaki | Written by Ai Kennedy, Kikumi Yamagishi | Directed by Takashi Miike Being a Takashi Miike fan takes you down some strange roads.  Whether it is the extreme Ichi the Killer and Visitor Q, or the fun […]

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18th Jun2015

‘Milano Calibro 9′ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Gastone Moschin, Mario Adorf, Barbara Bouchet, Frank Wolff, Luigi Pistilli, Ivo Garrani, Philippe Leroy, Lionel Stander, Mario Novelli, Giuseppe Castellano, Salvatore Arico, Fernando Cerulli | Written and Directed by Fernando Di Leo One of the things I love about Arrow Video releases is the ability they give me to extend my exposure to movies that are harder […]

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10th Jun2015

‘Society’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Evan Richards, Ben Meyerson, Charles Lucia, Concetta D’Agnese, Patrice Jennings, Heidi Kozak, Ben Slack, David Wiley, Tim Bartell, Brian Bremer, Maria Claire | Written by Rick Fry, Woody Keith | Directed by Brian Yuzna If you are old enough to remember the good old days of renting out horror movies […]

03rd Jun2015

‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi, David Oxley, Francis De Wolff, Miles Malleson, Ewen Solon, John Le Mesurier, Helen Goss, Sam Kydd, Michael Hawkins, Judi Moyens, Michael Mulcaster | Written by Peter Bryan | Directed by Terence Fisher I’ve always been a Sherlock Holmes fan, and my horror leanings turned me to […]

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03rd Jun2015

The Scream Cast – Episode 62: Arrow Video Buyer’s Guide

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, however this week the ScreamCast gang are doing things a little differently and taking a look at not one but THREE Scream Factory releases… We have a packed show this week! First, we […]

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27th May2015

‘Island of Death’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons, Jannice McConnell, Ray Richardson, Marios Tartas, Efi Bani, Clay Half, Jeremy Rousseau, Elizabeth Spader, Nikos Tsachiridis, Mike Murtagh | Written and Directed by Niko Mastorakis My tastes in movies tends to be quite broad, but I will always have a love of hunting out the controversial and extreme.  This […]

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12th May2015

‘Retaliation’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Akira Kobayashi, Jô Shishido, Hideaki Nitani, Tamio Kawachi, Eiji Gô, Tatsuya Fuji, Jirô Okazaki, Meiko Kaji, Shôki Fukae, Ryôji Hayama, Kaku Takashina | Written by Yoshihiro Ishimatsu, Keiji Kubota | Directed by Yasuharu Hasebe There’s something about Japanese gangster movies, whether it be the Stray Cat Rock films or others like Massacre Gun.  These […]

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11th May2015

‘The Train’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon, Michel Simon, Wolfgang Preiss, Albert Rémy, Charles Millot, Richard Münch, Jacques Marin, Paul Bonifas, Jean Bouchaud, Donald O’Brien, Jean-Pierre Zola, Arthur Brauss | Written by Franklin Coen, Frank Davis | Directed by John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn (uncredited) What is more precious, art or human life? Your […]

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05th May2015

‘The Long Good Friday’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, P.H. Moriarty, Kevin McNally, Alan Ford, Dave King, Bryan Marshall, Derek Thompson, Eddie Constantine, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan, Patti Love, Pierce Brosnan | Written by Barrie Keeffe | Directed by John Mackenzie The gangster movie is a beast very like the gangs it is based on.  Depending on the country of origin […]

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21st Apr2015

‘Coffy’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Pam Grier, Booker Bradshaw, Robert DoQui, William Elliott, Allan Arbus, Sid Haig, Barry Cahill, Lee de Broux, Ruben Moreno, Lisa Farringer, Carol Locatell, Linda Haynes, John Perak | Written and Directed by Jack Hill If there is one thing about Quentin Tarantino we can be sure of, it’s that he loves movies. For film […]

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16th Apr2015

‘Day of Anger’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, Walter Rilla, Christa Linder, Yvonne Sanson, Lukas Ammann, Andrea Bosic, Ennio Balbo, José Calvo, Giorgio Gargiullo | Written by Ernesto Gastaldi, Tonino Valerii, Renzo Genta | Directed by Tonino Valerii When it comes to cult Italian movies we tend to know them for two things, horror and the Spaghetti Western.  […]

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14th Apr2015

‘Blood and Black Lace’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini, Dante DiPaolo, Mary Arden, Franco Ressel, Claude Dantes, Luciano Pigozzi, Lea Krugher, Massimo Righi | Written by Marcello Fondato | Directed by Mario Bava Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace may not be the first Giallo film but it is the one that many took inspiration […]

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08th Apr2015

‘Massacre Gun’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jô Shishido, Tatsuya Fuji, Jirô Okazaki, Ryôji Hayama, Takashi Kanda, Hideaki Nitani, Ken Sanders, Tamaki Sawa | Written by Yasuharu Hasebe, Ryûzô Nakanishi | Directed by Yasuharu Hasebe Gangster movies have always been popular, especially with the likes of The Godfather Trilogy and Goodfellas almost defining what we see as masterpieces of the genre.  When we look to […]

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30th Mar2015

‘Sweet Smell of Success’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner, Jeff Donnell, Sam Levene, Joe Frisco, Barbara Nichols, Emile Meyer, Edith Atwater | Written by Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman | Directed by Alexander Mackendrick When it comes to Arrow and the releases they output I’ll always be a fan of the Arrow Video line because of […]

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21st Mar2015

‘Rollerball’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck, Moses Gunn, Pamela Hensley, Barbara Trentham, John Normington, Shane Rimmer, Burt Kwouk | Written by William Harrison | Directed by Norman Jewison We live in an age where remakes take movies from the past and look to modernise them, sometimes changing them completely.  Sometimes this works, […]

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20th Mar2015

‘Network’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Academy)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty | Written by Paddy Chayefsky | Directed by Sidney Lumet In the cynical age of the Internet we’ve grown to understand how the news works and how the networks manipulate information into a form that will try to persuade the people watching […]

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