15th Mar2017

Competition: Win ‘WWE Royal Rumble 2017′ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of WWE: Royal Rumble 2017 on DVD and Blu-ray we are giving away a copy on Blu-ray! For 30 years, Royal Rumble has been a stepping-stone for Superstars to rise to legendary status by getting the chance to headline WrestleMania. Which Superstar from Raw or SmackDown Live will take their career […]

10th Mar2017

Competition: Win the new Blu-ray of 80s classic ‘Excalibur’

by Phil Wheat

The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table receives its most impressive screen treatment in Excalibur, from visionary director John Boorman (Deliverance, Hope and Glory). All the elements of Sir Thomas Malory’s classic Le Morte Darthur are here: Arthur (Nigel Terry) removing the sword Excalibur from the stone; the Round Table’s […]

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08th Mar2017

‘The Lesson’ Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Hands, Evan Bendall, Michaela Prchalová, Rory Coltart, Joshua Wedge | Written and Directed by Ruth Platt   Very much a reflection of modern society, especially given the film was inspired by a real life event when a teacher, after 20 years of teaching – with no prior episodes of anger or violence – […]

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06th Mar2017

‘Multiple Maniacs’ Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole | Written and Directed by John Waters It may not be immediately apparent how this – his second feature, a meandering, 16mm extravaganza of micro-budget bad taste made in 1969 – could be John Waters’ highest-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes.  But in a way it makes sense: […]

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03rd Mar2017

Severin to unleash ‘Cathy’s Curse’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

On April 11th, Severin Films will possess the souls of genre fans with the first ever fully restored presentation of Canadian nightmare generator Cathy’s Curse – one of the strangest Exorcist/Carrie/Omen-inspired grindhouse hits like never before, transferred in 2k from recently-found film elements and featuring new extras with long-lost star Randi Allen and producer/director/co-writer Eddy […]

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24th Feb2017

‘Cul-De-Sac’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lionel Stander, Françoise Dorléac, Jack MacGowran, Iain Quarrier | Written by Roman Polanski, Gerard Brach | Directed by Roman Polanski Roman Polanski’s taste for dark absurdist comedy is in full swing in 1966 comedy-thriller Cul-De-Sac. It’s his second English-language film, sandwiched between Repulsion and Fearless Vampire Killers. Compared with his towering classics […]

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17th Feb2017

Competition: Win an ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’ Blu-ray and Balaclava

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the home entertainment release of I Am Not a Serial Killer, on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD 20 February, and available to download now, we have a copy of the film on Blu-ray, and a panda balaclava, courtesy of Bulldog Films Distribution! A dazzlingly original, darkly funny and disturbing gem with a genre-bending twist, […]

10th Feb2017

Competition: Win a copy of ‘We Are The Flesh’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

Win a copy of We Are The Flesh on Blu-ray, courtesy of Arrow Video. A visionary and bizarre slice of Mexican art house cinema, We Are The Flesh is an extraordinary and unsettling film experience, a sexually charged and nightmarish journey into an otherworldy dimension of carnal desire and excess, as well as a powerful […]

10th Feb2017

‘Mildred Pierce’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Ann Blyth, Bruce Bennett, Butterfly McQueen | Written by Ranald MacDougall, Catherine Turney | Directed by Michael Curtiz The shadow of Casablanca will always loom over Michael Curtiz’s bumper filmography, but time has been nearly as kind to Mildred Pierce, an adaptation of James M. Cain’s 1941 novel. A Joan […]

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07th Feb2017

Competition: Win ‘Tower of London’ from Arrow Video

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Tower of London – out Dual Format 13th Feb. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video! Having made their mark on American horror cinema with three colourful adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe – The Fall of the House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and […]

07th Feb2017

‘Willie Dynamite’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Roscoe Orman, Diana Sands, Thalmus Rasulala, Joyce Walker, Roger Robinson, George Murdock, Albert Hall, Norma Donaldson, Juanita Brown, Royce Wallace, Judith Brown | Written by Ron Cutler | Directed by Gilbert Moses Blaxploitation movies have a strange place in movie history. Often nostalgically looked at as being cool and oozing in style, they also […]

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03rd Feb2017

‘Don’t Go In The House’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dan Grimaldi, Charles Bonet, Bill Ricci, Ruth Dardick | Written by Joseph Ellison, Ellen Hammill, Joe Masefield | Directed by Joseph Ellison One of the many films that was tangled up in the video nasty debacle of the early 80s, Don’t Go In The House tells the story of Donny, a somewhat disturbed man […]

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01st Feb2017

Competition: Win ‘Willie Dynamite’ from Arrow Video

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Willie Dynamite – out Dual Format 6th Feb. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video! HE’S TIGHT, TOGETHER, AND MEAN. “The hands-down winner of the all-out best blaxploitation movie of the seventies,” declares author and artist Darius James in That’s Blaxploitation! Willie Dynamite may not […]

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31st Jan2017

‘Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams’ Review (Criterion Collection)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Akira Terao, Martin Scorsese, Mieko Harada, Mitsuko Baisho | Written by Akira Kurosawa | Directed by Akira Kurosawa, Ishiro Honda Made in 1990, in the twilight of his career, this is the kind of out-there movie that only an auteur of Akira Kurosawa’s status could have brought (or had financed) to fruition. He had […]

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30th Jan2017

SRS Cinema announce Blu-ray debut of ‘Vampire Cop’

by Phil Wheat

Donald Farmer’s cult classic, Vampire Cop has delighted B-movie fans for over two and half decades since debuting in 1990. It also marked one of the earliest appearances of popular scream queen Melissa Moore. Yet to this day, it’s only been released on VHS… Now SRS Cinema have announced not only Vampire Cop‘s Blu-ray debut […]

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30th Jan2017

‘Raising Cain’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, Teri Austin, Gabrielle Carteris | Written and Directed by Brian De Palma One of the reasons I enjoy Arrow Video releases are the love they give to underrated movies. While this is my first time watching Raising Cain, it is fair […]

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27th Jan2017

Competition: Win the Arrow Video release of ‘Raising Cain’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Raising Cain – out Dual Format 30th Jan. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video! Having spent the latter half of the eighties trying out new styles of filmmaking – Wise Guys’ knockabout comedy, The Untouchables’ prestige gangster pic, Casualties of War’s Vietnam movie and […]

27th Jan2017

Severin detail their new Blu-ray of ‘Drive-In Massacre’

by Phil Wheat

It was one of the few true slasher movies to pre-date Halloween and Friday the 13th, and remains the closest you’ll ever come to an actual seedy ‘70s drive-in experience: Drive-In Massacre; coming from Severin Films in a feature-packed Blu-ray with all-new special features and restored from the original camera negative recently discovered in the […]

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26th Jan2017

Competition: Win the Criterion release of ‘Black Orpheus’ & soundtrack!

by Phil Wheat

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) is an adaptation of the ancient Greek myth updated to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was a cultural […]

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24th Jan2017

‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Luke Wilson | Written and Directed by Wes Anderson The final part of Wes Anderson’s “Owen Wilson trilogy” (the last Wilson co-wrote) is a typically oddball family opera. From the opening scene we see the Anderson tropes: A muzaked cover of a […]

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23rd Jan2017

‘The Squid and the Whale’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, David Benger, Anna Paquin | Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach As they bicker over the tennis net and over the dinner table, there’s tension in the Berkman family from the start. The year is 1986, and a pair of middle class Brooklyn parents […]

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19th Jan2017

Competition: Win the dual-format release of slasher ‘Blood Rage’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Blood Rage – out Dual Format 23rd Jan. 2017 – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Arrow Video! What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), killer ’80s synths and some truly gruesome special effects courtesy of Ed French […]

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