22nd Oct2021

‘The Forever Purge’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, Alejandro Edda, Will Patton | Written by James DeMonaco | Directed by Everardo Gout The Forever Purge, the fifth movie in the Purge franchise, gives the basic set-up a little tweak but otherwise delivers more of the same, namely angry violence mixed […]

20th Oct2021

‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

It may seem strange to call a story that at first appears to be a retelling of The Turn of the Screw to be a love story; but The Haunting of Bly Manor is a show that slowly burns into your subconscious, before introducing something that will stay with you for quite some time. When […]

20th Oct2021

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Blu-ray Review

by Jason Brigger

Features the voices of: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Kelly Marie Tran, Leslie Mann, Peter Dinklage | Written by Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman | Directed by Joel Crawford The Croods: A New Age, the sequel to the 2013 film The Croods, expands upon the universe the original film created by adding more […]

07th Oct2021

‘Earwig and the Witch’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Features the voices of: Summer Jenkins, Richard E. Grant, Dan Stevens, Taylor-Paige Henderson, Vanessa Marshall | Written by Diana Wynne Jones (book), Keiko Niwa, Emi Gunji (screenplay)| Directed by Goro Miyazaki One of the things about Ghibli movies is that they have beautiful animation that feels full of life and has a certain style to […]

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27th Sep2021

‘Dementer & Jug Face’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Phil Wheat

DEMENTER Stars: Katie Groshong, Brandy Edmiston, Larry Fessenden, Eller Hall, Scott Hodges, Stephanie Kinkle | Written and Directed by Chad Crawford Kinkle Cults are a classic horror film troupe for good reason… In Dementer our protagonist Katie (Katie Groshong) runs away from a cult and takes a job caring for people with special needs in a […]

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13th Sep2021

‘Black Widow’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Ray Winstone, Ever Anderson, Violet McGraw, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, Olga Kurylenko | Written by Eric Pearson | Directed by Cate Shortland After making her debut in the MCU 11 years ago in Iron Man 2, Natasha Romanoff finally gets her own stand alone film in […]

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09th Sep2021

‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Richard E. Grant, Frank Grillo, Rebecca Front | Written by Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy, Phillip Murphy | Directed by Patrick Hughes Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek reunite with director Patrick Hughes for a sequel to 2017’s disappointing action caper The […]

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03rd Sep2021

‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms’ Blu-ray Review

by Jim Morazzini

Features the voices of: Dave B. Mitchell, Jordan Rodrigues, Fred Tatasciore, Bayardo De Murguia, Patrick Seitz, Paul Nakauchi, Robin Atkin Downes, Joel McHale, Jennifer Carpenter, Ike Amadi | Written by Jeremy Adams | Directed by Ethan Spaulding Between the live action reboot of Mortal Kombat and my growing appreciation of the animated Batman films it […]

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01st Sep2021

‘A Quiet Place: Part II’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou, John Krasinski, Scoot McNairy | Written and Directed by John Krasinski The terrifying monsters are back in writer-director John Krasinski’s sequel to the 2018 hit, in which humans have to stay very, very quiet to avoid being eaten. Krasinski’s accomplished follow-up duly serves up […]

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13th Aug2021

‘Scare Me’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Josh Ruben, Aya Cash, Chris Redd Rebecca Drysdale | Written and Directed by Josh Ruben Well-versed veteran of the comedy scene, Josh Ruben makes his directorial feature film debut here, with Scare Me, a film that aims to blend comedy and horror in a new way. Something fresh in a sub-genre that is well-trodden […]

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06th Aug2021

‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two’ Blu-ray Review

by Jim Morazzini

Features the voices of: Jensen Ackles, Billy Burke, Josh Duhamel, Troy Baker, Naya Rivera, David Dastmalchian | Written by Tim Sheridan | Directed by Chris Palmer Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two picks up almost immediately after the teaser at the end of Part One. Bruce Wayne (Jensen Ackles; Supernatural, My Bloody Valentine) is under […]

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14th Jul2021

‘Alone’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jules Willcox, Marc Menchaca, Anthony Heald, Jonathan Rosenthal | Written by Mattias Olsson | Directed by John Hyams An English-language adaptation of Swedish thriller Gone, with a screenplay by from that films director Mattias Olsson, Alone is most-noticeable (well, at least for genre fans) as being helmed by John Hyams. The son of director […]

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12th Jul2021

Competition: Win Michael Winner’s ‘West 11’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

STUDIOCANAL have released a brand-new restoration of director Michael Winner’s (Death Wish, Hannibal Brooks) 1963 classic crime drama, West 11. Starring Alfred Lynch (The Hill, The Taming of the Shrew), Kathleen Breck (The Three Musketeers), Eric Portman (The Canterbury Tale, The Whisperers) along with the inimitable Diana Dors (Yield to The Night, The Weak and […]

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05th Jul2021

‘The Dark and the Wicked’ Blu-ray Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Julie Oliver-Touchstone, Lynn Andrews, Tom Nowicki, Michael Zagst, Xander Berkeley, Charles Jonathan Trott, Mindy Raymond | Written and Directed by Bryan Bertino Bryan Bertino gained widespread acclaim with his debut feature The Strangers. However, neither of his following films, Mockingbird and The Monster found the same reception. The Dark […]

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23rd Jun2021

‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’ Blu-ray Review

by Jim Morazzini

Features the voices of: Jensen Ackles, Billy Burke, Josh Duhamel, Troy Baker, Naya Rivera, David Dastmalchian | Written by Tim Sheridan | Directed by Chris Palmer While I’m not much of a comic fan, I did enjoy the faux Bruce Wayne/Bruce Lee team up Batman: Soul of the Dragon enough that when I saw Batman: […]

15th Jun2021

‘Lake Mungo: Limited Edition’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe, Talia Zucker, Tania Lentini, Cameron Strachan, Judith Roberts, Robin Cuming, Marcus Costello, Chloe Armstrong | Written and Directed by ‎Joel Anderson Horror can be all about the jump scares, or all about the scares. Some though work at a more cerebral level and hits the emotions more. Lake […]

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10th Jun2021

‘Spare Parts’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Julian Richings, Michelle Argyris, Emily Alatalo, Jason Rouse, Kiriana Stanton, Chelsea Muirhead, Ryan Allen, Kathryn Kohut | Written by David Murdoch, Svet Rouskov | Directed by Andrew Thomas Hunt In a godforsaken bar in the middle of nowhere – an all-girl punk band, Ms. 45, rip the stage apart with their anarchy spirit. Their […]

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07th Jun2021

‘Shock Wave: Hong Kong Destruction’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andy Lau, Ching Wan Lau, Ni Ni, Kwan-Ho Tse, Ron Ng, Tak-Bun Wong, Philip Keung, Chun Kit Chang | Written by Herman Yau, Erica Li, Eric Lee | Directed by Herman Yau After suffering life changing injuries in the line of duty, bomb disposal officer Poon Shing Fung (Andy Lau, Infernal Affairs, House of […]

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04th Jun2021

Competition: Win ‘WrestleMania 37’ on Blu-ray!

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of WrestleMania 37 we are giving away a Blu-ray copy to one lucky winner. It’s the Showcase of the Immortals, the Grandest Stage, and the biggest spectacle in sports-entertainment… it’s WrestleMania! Set across two historic nights at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, WrestleMania is back in […]

14th May2021

‘Nightmare Symphony’ Blu-ray Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Frank LaLoggia, Antonella Salvucci, Poison Rouge, Pietro Cinieri, Irene Baruffetti, Edi Hasan Lushi, Halil Budakova, Merita Budakova | Written by Antonio Tentori | Directed by Domiziano Cristopharo, Daniele Trani Made famous by directors such as Dario Argento, Mario Bava, and Lucio Fulci, Giallo (an Italian term) movies are murder mystery/horror thriller affairs that have always […]

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11th May2021

‘Justice Society: World War II’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Features the voices of: Stana Katic, Matt Bomer, Geoffrey Arend, Armen Taylor, Elysia Rotaru, Liam McIntyre, Omid Abtahi, Matthew Mercer, Keith Ferguson, Darin De Paul, Ashleigh LaThrop, Chris Diamantopoulos | Written by Meghan Fitzmartin, Jeremy Adams | Directed by Jeff Wamester It has been said, VERY often, that Warner Bros’ animated DC movies are the […]

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30th Apr2021

‘Uncle Peckerhead’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Alain Elliott

Stars: David Bluvband, Adam R. Brown, Ryan Conrath, Mike Lawrence, David Littleton, Ruth Lolla, Greg Maness, Ruby McCollister, Lucy McMichael, Shannon O’Neill, Jeff Riddle, Chloe Roe, Chet Siegel | Written and Directed by Matthew John Lawrence An interesting title but a sub genre that is slowly picking up pace, as Uncle Peckerhead fits nicely in […]

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