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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17th Feb2015

‘Comedy of Terrors’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone | Directed by Jacques Tourneur If you are anything like me and were told that the cast of a film was Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone you’d be handing over your money to see it without question.  Add to this cast a director […]

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16th Feb2015

‘Rabid’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman, Roger Periard, Lynne Deragon, Terry Schonblum, Victor Désy, Julie Anna, Gary McKeehan | Written and Directed by David Cronenberg Rabid has always been one of my favourite David Cronenberg movies, there is just something about the strange little film that makes it […]

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12th Feb2015

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

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Ted de Corsia, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook Jr., Joe Sawyer, Timothy Carey, Kola Kwariani, Dorothy Adams | Written and Directed by Stanley Kubrick It goes without saying that film fans know that Stanley Kubrick was a master of his art.  All masters though have a […]

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05th Feb2015

‘Thief’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, James Belushi, Robert Prosky, Tom Signorelli, Dennis Farina, Nick Nickeas, W.R. Brown, Norm Tobin, John Santucci | Written and Directed by Michael Mann When it comes to Michael Mann the number of movies he’s directed may not be huge, but the impact that they have has been. With […]

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13th Dec2014

“Nekromantik’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Some films are created to convey a message.  They aren’t made to be loved, and may not actually be that good but they still get a cult following because of what they represent to the audience they are aimed at.  Nekromantik is a film that has a certain infamy about it, especially in the United […]

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12th Dec2014

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

by Paul Metcalf

There is something instantly recognisable about Noir, and its style is so easy to love.  Whether it’s the femme fatale or the seemingly innocent man with the dark past, or the detective seeking out the truth in the face of the puzzle yet to be solved, a story awaits that will inevitably be told in […]

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07th Dec2014

‘Vincent Price in Six Gothic Tales’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Christmas is almost here and Arrow Video have a present for horror fans (though you’ll have to buy it of course).  Vincent Price in Six Gothic Tales is a box set of the Roger Corman Edgar Allan Poe films starring not only Price but some of the most iconic horror actors.  Just mentioning the names […]

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11th Nov2014

‘Withnail and I’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown, Michael Elphick | Written and Directed by Bruce Robinson I have a list of films inside my head that are ones that I haven’t seen yet, and each time I watch one of them I can tick them off.  Some of these sit there for years but deserve […]

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05th Nov2014

‘Stray Cat Rock: The Collection’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Bikers, hippies, drugs, sex and rock & roll…sounds perfect for an American movie set in the sixties.  Stray Cat Rock: The Collection though is a new box set from Arrow Video collecting a series of Japanese movies together that not only have all of the above, but also featured Lady Snowblood herself, Meiko Kaji. The […]

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29th Oct2014

‘Rabid Dogs’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lea Lander, George Eastman, Riccardo Cucciolla, Don Backy, Maurice Poli, Maria Fabbri, Erika Dario, Luigi Antonio Guerra, Francesco Ferrini, Emilio Bonucci, Pino Manzari, Ettore Manni | Written by Alessandro Parenzo | Directed by Mario Bava Mario Bava for me is a director I mostly know for horror films and his importance to not only […]

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13th Oct2014

‘Shivers’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele, Ronald Mlodzik, Barry Baldaro | Written and Directed by David Cronenberg When it comes to horror we all tend to have our favourite type, some will say Slashers while others may say they enjoy good old Hammer.  I grew up on Horror […]

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12th Oct2014

‘The Incredible Melting Man’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Alex Rebar, Burr DeBenning, Myron Healey, Michael Alldredge, Ann Sweeny, Lisle Wilson, Rainbeaux Smith, Julie Drazen, Edwin Max, Dorothy Love, Jonathan Demme, Janus Blythe | Written and Directed by William Sachs If any movie deserved to be seen as one of the best worst movies of all time it would probably be The Incredible Melting […]

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07th Oct2014

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

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Mel Ferrer, Paige Conner, Shelley Winters, Lance Henriksen, John Huston, Sam Peckinpah, Glenn Ford, Joanne Nail, Wallace Wilkinson | Written by Louciano Comici, Robert Mundi | Directed by Giulio Paradisi Some films just defy explanation, even to the point that to some people they are just a mess.  These films are often labelled as bad, […]

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24th Sep2014

‘Mark of the Devil’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Udo Kier, Herbert Lom, Olivera Katrina, Reggie Nalder, Herbert Fux, Johannes Buzalski, Michael Maien, Gaby Fuchs, Ingeborg Schöner, Günter Clemens, Doris von Danwitz | Written by Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven | Directed by Michael Armstrong My first experience with Mark of the Devil was to receive a DVD review copy from America which included a barf bag, written on the […]

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17th Sep2014

‘Brute Force’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Anita Colby, Sam Levene, Jeff Corey, John Hoyt | Written by Richard Brooks | Directed by Jules Dassin Prison movies are often dark and violent, not many want to show you that living behind bars is a fun choice to make. Brute […]

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