19th May2014

‘The Pit and the Pendulum’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: John Kerr, Barbara Steel, Vincent Price, Luana Anders, Antony Carbone, Patrick Westwood, Lynette Bernay, Mary Menzies, Charles Victor | Written by Richard Matheson | Directed by Roger Corman This week has been a good week for Vincent Price fans and Arrow Video. Not only have we got Theatre of Blood, we now also have Pit and the […]

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18th May2014

‘Theatre of Blood’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Hendry, Arthur Lowe, Michael Hordern, Eric Sykes, Diana Rigg | Written by Anthony Greville-Bell | Directed by Douglas Hickox For fans of classic horror the thought of being able to see Theatre of Blood on Blu-ray is special enough, but add to that it’s being given the Arrow Video treatment and the beautiful […]

12th May2014

‘The Beast Within’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, Paul Clemens, Don Gordon, R.G. Armstrong, Katherine Moffat, L.Q. Jones, Logan Ramsey, John Dennis Johnston, Ron Soble, Luke Askew, Meshach Taylor, Boyce Holleman | Written by Tom Holland | Directed by Philippe Mora The Beast Within is a strange movie, you spend a lot of the time thinking it’s a […]

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30th Apr2014

‘Sisters’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jennifer Salt, Margot Kidder, William Finley, Charles Durning, Lisle Wilson, Barnard Hughes, Mary Davenport, Dolph Sweet | Written by Brian De Palma, Louisa Rose | Directed by Brian De Palma Fans of Alfred Hitchcock movies will watch Brian De Palma’s Sisters and at the beginning notice that the music sounds a little like that out of […]

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01st Apr2014

‘Blind Woman’s Curse’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô, Hideo Sunazuka, Shirô Ôtsuji, Tôru Abe, Yoshi Katô, Yôko Takagi, Tatsumi Hijikata, Shirô Yanase | Written by Teruo Ishii, Chûsei Sone | Directed by Teruo Ishii When you start to watch a film called Blind Woman’s Curse starring Meiko Kaji you would expect a tale of revenge, probably […]

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31st Mar2014

‘White of the Eye’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: David Keith, Cathy Moriarty, Alan Rosenberg, Art Evans, Michael Greene, Danielle Smith, Alberta Watson, William G. Schilling, David Chow, Pamela Guest, Marc Hayashi, Mimi Lieber | Written by Donald Cammell, China Kong | Directed by Donald Cammell Arrow Video are good at finding the cult movies that although sometimes obscure always deserve to be watched.  […]

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27th Feb2014

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

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, Scott Bloom, Danny Aiello, Patrick O’Neal, Alexander Scourby | Written and Directed by Larry Cohen In 1985, New York director Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, Full Moon High) took to the camera to bring us a cult classic called The Stuff, the story of a strange “goo” […]

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23rd Feb2014

‘Phantom of the Paradise’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham, George Memmoli, Archie Hahn, Jeffrey Comanor, Peter Elbling | Written and Directed by Brian De Palma If I was to confess that I’d not seen Phantom of the Paradise before I was sent the Arrow Video Blu-ray release for review I’m sure there are many out […]

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04th Feb2014

Rewind: ‘Maniac Cop’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Tom Atkins, Laurene Landon, Robert Z’dar, Richard Roundtree | Written by Larry Cohen | Directed by William Lustig Featuring one of the best taglines ever: “You have the right to remain silent… Forever”, one of my all-time favourite horror franchises finally makes it Blu-ray debut with this release of the fantastic Maniac Cop from Arrow Video. Written and directed by […]

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03rd Feb2014

‘Hellgate’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

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 So, Arrow Video have gone and done it again, released a movie from the 80’s that many people think of as pure garbage but […]

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02nd Feb2014

‘Hell Comes to Frogtown’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

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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16th Dec2013

‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Kurt Russell, Dennis Dun, Kim Cattrall, James Hong, Victor Wong, Kate Burton, Donald Li, Carter Wong, James Pax | Written by Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein | Directed by John Carpenter When you have favourite movies it always comes as a surprise when you hear that they bombed on original release, even more of a surprise […]

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17th Nov2013

‘Lifeforce’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Patrick Stewart, Michael Gothard | Written by Dan O’Bannon | Directed by Tobe Hooper Based on a book by Colin Wilson known as Space Vampires and adapted by Dan O’Bannon for the silver screen Lifeforce is one of the most unique versions of the vampire legend ever […]

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15th Nov2013

‘Pin’ Review (Arrowdrome)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O’Quinn, John Pyper-Ferguson | Written and Directed by Sandor Stern When Alfred Hitchcock made Psycho he had a lot to answer for, creating a character in Norman Bates that is so easy to replicate, though hard to perfect.  Pin is a film that bears similarities to Hitchcock’s masterpiece and has a […]

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10th Nov2013

‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2′ Blu-Ray Review

by Ian Loring

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley, Bill Johnson, Ken Evert | Written by L.M. Kit Carson | Directed by Tobe Hooper A key component of just why many sequels don’t satisfy is that age old complaint of repetition. The Saw and Paranormal Activity franchises are just the latest examples of films which […]

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25th Oct2013

Exclusive Interview: Sean Whalen

by Chris Cummings

This month, knowing that The People Under the Stairs was getting such a wonderful treatment and release from Arrow Video, I spoke with Sean Whalen, the actor who plays “Roach” in the film. We talked about the movie, his experiences and his life after Roach… To begin, I suppose it’s easier to start at the […]

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25th Oct2013

‘The People Under the Stairs’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, Sean Whalen, A.J. Langer, Ving Rhames, Bill Cobbs, Kelly Jo Minter | Written and Directed by Wes Craven In every neighbourhood there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid… “Fool” may be a streetwise kid, but he makes a decidedly […]

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19th Oct2013

31 Days of Horror: ‘Squirm’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan, Peter MacLean, Fran Higgins | Written and Directed by Jeff Lieberman The 70s was, shall we say, an “interesting” time in cinema. Whilst mainstream Hollywood was churning out some of its most revered movies – The Godafather, The Exorcist, Mean Streets, and pretty much the entire […]

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21st Sep2013

‘The Last American Virgin’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lawrence Monoson, Steve Antin, Diane Franklin, Joe Rubbo, Kimmy Robertson, Louisa Moritz | Written and Directed by Boaz Davidson I’ve long been a fan of The Last American Virgin, no doubt due to my obsessions as a teenager with the ingenue that is Diane Franklin. Having enjoyed Better Off Dead (where she played a French […]

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16th Sep2013

‘Time Bandits’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Ralph Richardson, Peter Vaughan, David Warner, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Malcolm Dixon, Mike Edmonds, Jack Purvis, Tiny Ross | Written by Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin | Directed by Terry Gilliam Time Bandits was first released in 1981. A family adventure film that sported a […]

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14th Aug2013

Arrow Review Round-Up: ‘Spider Baby’ & ‘Django Prepare A Coffin’

by Mark Allen

DJANGO PREPARE A COFFIN Stars: Terence Hill, Horst Frank, George Eastman | Written by Ferdinando Baldi, Franco Rossetti | Directed by Ferdinando Baldi When Tarantino wrote “the D is silent, hillbilly” in his screenplay for Django Unchained I can only imagine he had the same rueful wish that Django Prepare A Coffin had been a […]

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06th Jun2013

‘Foxy Brown’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter, Sid Haig, Juanita Brown, Harry Holcombe | Written and Directed by Jack Hill With Shaft hitting it big in the cinema in 1971, grabbing an audience spanning both age and race, producers scrambled to find the next big blaxploitation franchise and star. In walked Jack Hill […]

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