28th Apr2017

‘The Survivor’ Blu-ray Review (Severin)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Robert Powell, Jenny Agutter, Joseph Cotten, Angela Punch McGregor, Peter Sumner, Lorna Lesley, Ralph Cotterill, Adrian Wright, Tyler Coppin | Written by David Ambrose | Directed by David Hemmings When I was younger I was a big James Herbert fan, so watching The Survivor was something I just had to do. Confusing and slow, […]

24th Apr2017

‘The Life of Oharu’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Toshiaki Onoe, Benkei Shiganoya, Tsukie Matsuura | Written by Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda | Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi The overarching Buddhist message of Kenji Mizoguchi’s 1952 epic should provide a clue as to the sheer depth of misery our eponymous heroine must endure in her lifetime. Death, and another chance in the […]

24th Apr2017

More ‘Terrahawks’ coming in May!

by Phil Wheat

From the iconic creator of Thunderbirds, the THIRD volume of the classic British children’s sci-fi series Terrahawks is to be released on Blu-ray and DVD, courtesy of Network Distributing. Gerry Anderson, the hugely influential creator of Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet, made a spectacular return to puppet animation in the early 1980s with an exciting new […]

18th Apr2017

‘Solaris [1972]‘ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Jüri Järvet | Written by Andrei Tarkovsky; Fridrikh Gorenshtein | Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky It’s Will Self’s favourite movie, it spawned a good remake which barely nudged the box office, and it has been described as the Soviet answer to 2001: A Space Odyssey. It combines the laid-back, character-based […]

17th Apr2017

‘Killer’s Moon’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Anthony Forrest, Tom Marshall, Georgina Kean | Written and Directed by Alan Birkinshaw What would you do if you thought you were in a dream? What do you think four lunatics would do if they were programmed to believe they were dreaming would do? That’s pretty much what Killer’s Moon is about. The lunatics […]

07th Apr2017

David DeCoteau’s ‘Creepozoids’ finally comes to Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

From legendary cult filmmaker David DeCoteau (Puppet Master III, Sorority Babes in the Slime Ball Bowl-O-Rama) and producer Charles Band (Re-Animator) comes one the most beloved B-horror/fantasy films of the 1980s (at least for me)… Creepozoids – which finally comes to Blu-ray from Full Moon Features. Blending key elements of genre hits MAD MAX and […]

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31st Mar2017

Competition: Win animated horror ‘Seoul Station’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

Seoul Station is out now on Digital Download and on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday (StudioCanal); and you can win a copy on Blu-ray! Terrified citizens fight for their lives against the viral undead in this thrilling prequel to the monster hit zombie classic Train To Busan, Seoul Station, a slick and scary, beautifully animated […]

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30th Mar2017

‘The Proud Valley’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Paul Robeson, Edward Chapman, Simon Lack, Rachel Thomas, Edward Rigby, Dilys Thomas, Janet Johnson, Charles Williams, Jack Jones, Dilys Davies, Clifford Evans | Written by Pen Tennyson, Jack Jones, Louis Golding | Directed by Pen Tennyson In the past, Wales has been synonymous with mining and choirs, and while times have changed the Welsh […]

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29th Mar2017

‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Akihiro Tomikawa, Yunosuke Ito, Go Kato | Written by Kazuo Koike, Tsutomu Nakamura | Directed by Kenji Misumi, Buichi Saito, Yoshiyuki Kuroda Producing six films across two years (1972-1974) is no mean feat, especially when you consider that they mostly retain their quality throughout. Based on the 28-volume manga series by Kazuo […]

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28th Mar2017

‘Dead or Alive Trilogy’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

When you allow yourself to be immersed in the world of Takashi Miike you do so with the knowledge that you are going to be taken to some really messed up places. Then of course he tricks you and gives you something completely different. The Dead or Alive Trilogy is an example of three films […]

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27th Mar2017

‘Pieces’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Brana, Edmund Purdom, Ian Sera, Paul L. Smith, Jack Taylor, Gerard Tichy, May Heatherly | Written by Dick Randall, Roberto Loyola | Directed by Juan Piquer Simón Pieces is one of those movies that horror fans instantly fall in love with. While some would write it off as […]

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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 […]

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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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