22nd Aug2019

‘Flight of the Navigator: Limited Edition’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Cliff De Young, Veronica Cartwright, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matt Adler, Howard Hesseman | Written by Michael Burton, Matt MacManus | Directed by Randal Kleiser I grew up with Flight of the Navigator. It’s always been one of my favourite movies. A family sci-fi adventure film that kinda fell under the […]

22nd Aug2019

‘Klute’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider, Robert Milli | Written by Andy Lewis, Dave Lewis | Directed by Alan J. Pakula Released in 1971, Alan J. Pakula’s sophomore feature Klute is regarded as the first of his unofficial Paranoia Trilogy, which would go on to include The Parallax View and All the […]

19th Aug2019

‘Big Bad Wolves’ Blu-ray Review (101 Films)

by Ian Loring

Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Doval’e Glickman, Menashe Noy, Dvir Benedek, Nati Kluger, Ami Weinberg, Guy Adler | Written and Directed by Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado made quite a splash at FrightFest a few years back with Rabies, the first Isreali horror film which made a little bit […]

15th Aug2019

‘Kiss Me Deadly’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Ralph Meeker, Nick Dennis, Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Gaby Rodgers | Written by A.I. Bezzerides | Directed by Robert Aldritch Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) is driving down the freeway, minding his own business, when he almost hits a woman. Mike is a private investigator, and he knows trouble when he sees it, but he […]

06th Aug2019

‘Alice Sweet Alice’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula Sheppard, Niles McMaster, Jane Lowry, Rudolph Willrich, Michael Hardstark, Alphonso DeNoble, Gary Allen, Brooke Shields | Written by Alfred Sole, Rosemary Ritvo | Directed by Alfred Sole When ten-year-old Karen (Brooke Shields, in her first screen appearance) is killed in church on the occasion of her first communion, her […]

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26th Jul2019

‘Armstrong’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Features: Harrison Ford (Narrator), Neil Armstrong, Mark Armstrong, Dave Scott, Gerry Griffin, Christopher Kraft | Directed by David Fairhead In conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of humanity’s achievement of the moon landing in 1969, the world of late is currently inundated with cinema revolving around anything Apollo 11. Audiences were treated to a stunning portrait […]

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25th Jul2019

‘Lords of Chaos’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira, Valter Skarsgard, Anthony De La Torre, Jonathan Barnwell, Sam Coleman, Wilson Gonzalez, Lucian Charles Collier | Written by Jonas Akerlund, Dennis Magnusson | Directed by Jonas Akerlund I’d been eagerly awaiting Lords of Chaos after first hearing about the adaptation a good while ago. I was […]

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24th Jul2019

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Casper Van Dien, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Ed Skrein, Keean Johnson | Written by James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis, Robert Rodriguez | Directed by Robert Rodriguez Director Robert Rodriguez and producer James Cameron collaborate on this sci-fi action adventure that’s intended to kick-start a […]

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17th Jul2019

‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt, Stephen Trask, Miriam Shor | Written by John Cameron Mitchell, based on the musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask | Directed by John Cameron Mitchell Born a boy in East Berlin, Hansel Schmidt (writer-director John Cameron Mitchell) was raised by a German mother and an […]

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10th Jul2019

Competition: Win ‘The Hole in the Ground’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of The Hole in the Ground – out on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital 8th July – we have a Blu-ray up for grabs. Something nasty is lurking in the forest in what might be the most frightening film of the year, a nerve-jangling mix of The Witch and Hereditary, from a […]

09th Jul2019

‘Odette’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Marius Goring, Peter Ustinov, Bernard Lee, Alfred Schieske, Gilles Quéant, Marianne Walla, Fritz Wendhausen | Written by Warren Chetham Strode | Directed by Herbert Wilcox World Wars are won on many fronts, and not only the ones that include battle. The war that was raged by the intelligence agencies is […]

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09th Jul2019

‘Puppet Master: The Little Reich’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Udo Kier, Thomas Lennon, Alex Beh, Barbara Crampton, Nelson Franklin, Skeeta Jenkins, Michael Paré, Jenny Pellicer, Charlyne Yi | Written by S. Craig Zahler | Directed by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund [NOTE: With the film finally getting a physical release in the UK, here’s a reposting of my review of Puppet Master: The Littlest […]

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08th Jul2019

‘Swing Time’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore | Written by Howard Lindsay, Allan Scott | Directed by George Stevens Dazzling dancer “Lucky” (Fred Astaire) steps off stage and straight into his wedding outfit. But his colleagues don’t want to lose their star player to some dame, so they find ways to […]

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25th Jun2019

‘For All Mankind’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jim Lovell, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan, Michael Collins, Charles Conrad | Directed by Al Reinert NASA’s historic Apollo programme only becomes more fascinating as time passes and technology advances. Ahead of the release of Todd Douglas Miller’s Apollo 11, Criterion are offering a chance to see another Space Race documentary, similarly relying on remastered […]

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18th Jun2019

‘The Heiress’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins | Written by Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz | Directed by William Wyler Ruth and Augustus Goetz adapted their own stage play (itself based on a 19thcentury Henry James novel) for this 1949 melodrama. Directed by William Wyler, just before his mega-budget 1950s period, it’s a […]

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10th Jun2019

‘Dazed and Confused’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Adam Goldberg, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Anthony Rapp | Written and Directed by Richard Linklater A certain generation regards this 1993 comedy-drama from Richard “Boyhood” Linklater as their The Breakfast Club. Except its period setting makes it a recollection rather than a snapshot, so it has more in common with […]

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10th Jun2019

‘Xtro’ Blu-ray Review (Second Sight)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin, Maryam d’Abo, Simon Nash, Peter Mandell, David Cardy, Anna Wing, Robert Fyfe, Katherine Best, Robert Pereno | Written by Iain Cassie, Robert Smith | Directed by Harry Bromley-Davenport Directed by Harry Bromley-Davenport, who co-wrote the story with Michel Parry, and written for the screen by Iain Cassie and Robert […]

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27th May2019

Competition: Win ‘Wrestlemania 35′ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of Wrestlemania 2019 (available to buy from 3rd June 2019) – we are giving away a Blu-ray to one lucky winner. It’s the biggest sports-entertainment spectacle of the year, a pop culture phenomenon, and the Show of Shows – WrestleMania! This year’s edition of the event is a […]

27th May2019

‘My Brilliant Career’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb, Peter Whitford | Written by Eleanor Whitcombe | Directed by Gillian Armstrong In the 19th century, on a remote Australian farm, teenager Sybylla (Judy Davis) dreams of a life of culture. Definitely a dreamer rather than a doer, she is shipped around various pockets of her extended […]

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24th May2019

‘Mega Time Squad’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Morgan Albrecht, Linda Allen, Yoson An, Jaya Beach-Robertson, Jonny Brugh, Milo Cawthorne, Charles Chan, Mohi Critchley, Hetty Gaskall-Haan, Arlo Gibson, Mick Innes, Ash Jones, Stephanie Liebert, Mathew Loo, Frankie Mac, Josh McKenzie, Sam Morgan, Lewis Roscoe, Axl Scott, Tian Tan, Barney Teng, Anton Tennet, Paul Trimmer, Simon Ward, Matt Weavers, William Wei, Eruera Wilton, […]

20th May2019

‘Badlands’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri, Alan Vint | Written and Directed by Terrence Malick Terrence Malick’s small-yet-mythic 1973 crime drama Badlands has its troubling aspects – on the surface, anyway – but it is a stunning debut feature. Based on the murder spree of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate, it’s […]

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17th May2019

Competition: Win a ‘Mega Time Squad’ Blu-ray & merch!

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Mega Time Squad – available on Blu-ray 20th May from Arrow Video – we’re giving away a Blu-ray and limited edition time-travel bracelet merchandise! Tim van Dammen directs this 80s-throwback supernatural crime caper, dubbed by critics as “a grounded sci-fi mini-odyssey with lots of creativity and even more laugh-out-loud gags”, […]

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