19th Oct2018

Competition: Win FrightFest Presents! flick ‘The Dark’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the home entertainment release of The Dark, available on Digital HD and DVD 22nd October, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs, courtesy of FrightFest Presents! Synopsis: An undead young woman, Mina, stalks the ‘Devil’s Den’ woods where she was killed. If anyone enters the woods, she kills them and […]

17th Oct2018

‘Don’t Blink’ DVD Review

by Philip Rogers

Stars: Becca Hirani, Kate Lister, Julia Eringer, Klariza Clayton, Scott Chambers, Alex Sawyer, Therica Wilson-Read, Richard Summers-Calvert, Georgina Dugdale, Charlene Cooper, Carey Thring, Shelley Lankovits | Written by Scott Jeffrey | Directed by Jamie Weston [NOTE: With the film finally released on DVD here in the UK (the US release was over a year ago), […]

16th Oct2018

‘House of Ghosts’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Michael Koltes, Paul Flannery, Steve Weston, Lisa Livingstone, Lisa Cameron, Morgan Faith Keith, Cameron Mowat | Written and Directed by David Ryan Keith [NOTE: With the film finally arriving in the UK, here's a reposting of my review of superb British horror Ghosts of Darkness, now retitled House of Ghosts for the DVD release] […]

13th Oct2018

‘Blue Iguana’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Ben Schwartz, Phoebe Fox, Peter Ferdinando, Peter Polycarpou, Simon Callow, Frances Barber, Amanda Donohoe, Al Weaver, Glenn Wrage, Robin Hellier, Pedro Lloyd Gardiner, Andre Flynn, Perry Jaques, Anton Saunders, Vic Waghorn, Paul Chan, Martin Muncaster, Jack Silver, Tom Tunney | Written and Directed by Hadi Hajaig Opening a crime film, an indie […]

10th Oct2018

Competition: Win ‘Gangsta’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Gangsta, available on Digital HD 19th October and on DVD 29th October, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs, courtesy of Signature Entertainment! From the up-and-coming directors of Bad Boys for Life and rumoured to be attached to Beverly Hills Cop 4, a hapless group […]

09th Oct2018

‘The Terrible Two’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ariana Baron, Arielle Breslerman, Billy Lewis, Cari Moskow, Reid Doyle, Donny Boaz, Shane Callahan, Devin McGee, Karen Labbe, Maureen Mountcastle | Written and Directed by Billy Lewis The Terrible Two follows Albert and Rose Poe as they approach the first anniversary of the death of their daughters, Addi and Jade. As the day comes […]

04th Oct2018

‘The Gatehouse’ DVD Review

by Nik Holman

Stars: Scarlett Rayner, Simeon Willis, Linal Haft, Paul Freeman, Melissa Knatchbull | Written and Directed by Martin Gooch Jack, a single father (Simeon Willis) looking to get way from the ghost of his dead wife, literally and figuratively, moves into a secluded gatehouse on the edge of a forest to work on a novel and […]

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04th Oct2018

Competition: Win ‘The Orville: The Complete First Season’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of The Orville: The Complete First Season – available on DVD from 8th October – we are giving away a copy. From Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and Iron Man director Jon Favreau, The Orville is an unabashed comedy tribute to the Sci-Fi legacy of Star Trek that’s part-satire, part-homage and […]

02nd Oct2018

Artsploitation announce release of shocking Chilean horror ‘Trauma’

by Phil Wheat

Artsploitation has announced the North American release of the shocking Chilean horror film Trauma. The third feature from director Lucio A. Rojas, Trauma has screened at Horror Hound Film Festival, the Vancouver Badass Film Festival de Canada, Morbido Film Fest and the Optical Theatre Festival in Italy, where Rojas took home the award for Best […]

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28th Sep2018

‘Gotti’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: John Travolta, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Kelly Preston, Pruitt Taylor Vince, William DeMeo, Leo Rossi, Chris Kerson, Stacy Keach, Ashley Drew Fisher, Chris Mulkey | Written by Leo Rossi, Lem Dobbs | Directed by Kevin Connolly John Travolta’s ten-year passion project, titled Gotti, has had a troubled road to production, numerous setbacks from many issues […]

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17th Sep2018

‘Animalistic’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hanna Oldenburg, Ralf Beck, Torbjörn Andersson, Niki Nordenskjöld, Cheryl Murphy, Johanna Wagrell | Written by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund, David Liljeblad | Directed by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund Animalistic comes from the directorial team of Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wirklund. A duo whose have decent form when it comes to genre filmmaking. Their previous […]

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17th Sep2018

‘Apocalypse Rising’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Hunter Alexes Parker, Shane Samples, Justin Lebrun, Johanna Rae, Victoria Steadman, James R. Frey, Kelly Brown, Shiah Luna, David Namminga, Katelyn Levario, Dennis Marin, John R Mangus | Written by Gregory P. Wolk | Directed by Richard Lowry Apocalypse Rising tells that story of Mia, an extrasensory teenage girl living on the planet Rathe. […]

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06th Sep2018

‘Prying Eyes’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brendan Byrne, Leoni Leaver, Rebecca Callander, Bob Clark | Written and Directed by Dane Millerd There’s not a more overwrought and overused genre trope as the found footage format, at least in terms of direct to DVD movies, with many film makers using the format in place of having a decent story. Which means […]

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05th Sep2018

‘Tully’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston, Asher Miles Fallica, Lia Frankland, Mark Duplass, Elaine Tan, Elaine Tan, Gameela Wright, Tattiawna Jones, Maddie Dixon-Poirier, Joshua Pak | Written by Diablo Cody | Directed by Jason Reitman Director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody and star Charlize Theron reteam after their semi-successful 2009 drama Young Adult, with another dramatic tale […]

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31st Aug2018

‘Avengers Grimm: Time Wars’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lauren Parkinson, Elizabeth Eileen, Marah Fairclough, Christina Licciardi, Michael Marcel, Katherine Maya, Eric Feltes, Randall Yarbrough, William Knight, Rah Johnson | Written by Jeremy M. Inman | Directed by Max Elfeldt Originally released in 2015, I was something of a fan of the superhero mockbuster Avengers Grimm, which was an off-the-wall mix of Grimm […]

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29th Aug2018

‘Dead Shack’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cameron Andres, Lizzie Boys, Hannah Rochelle Burr, Lauren Holly, Gabriel LaBelle, Matthew Nelson-Mahood, Taylor St. Pierre, Donavon Stinson, Valerie Tian | Written by Phil Ivanusic, Davila LeBlanc, Peter Ricq | Directed by Peter Ricq Never underestimate a trio of curious teens…. Tough girl Summer, her smartmouth younger brother Colin and his pushover best friend […]

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28th Aug2018

‘The Senator’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, Olivia Thirlby, Clancy Brown, Taylor Nichols, John Fiore, Gillian Mariner Gordon, Katie Henoch, Lexie Roth, Angela Hope Smith, Vince Tycer, Victor Warren | Written by Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan | Directed by John Curran The Senator, also know as Chappaquiddick in its domestic US […]

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28th Aug2018

‘Funny Cow’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham, Alun Armstrong, Christine Bottomley, Kevin Eldon, Tony Pitts, Diane Morgan, Hannah Walters, Hebe Beardsall, John Bishop, Lindsey Coulson, Adam Gillen, Dominic Brunt, Vic Reeves | Written by Tony Pitts | Directed by Adrian Shergold A comedian uses her troubled past as material for her stand-up routine, trying to […]

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16th Aug2018

‘Still/Born’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Christie Burke, Jesse Moss, Rebecca Olson, Michael Ironside, Jenn Griffin | Written by Brandon Christensen, Colin Minihan | Directed by Brandon Christensen For Mary, the joy of her infant son Adam’s birth is overshadowed by the devastating stillborn death of his twin brother Thomas. Concerned husband Jack relocates them to a spacious new home […]

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15th Aug2018

‘Fanged Up’ DVD Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Daniel O’Reilly, Danielle Harold, Stu Bennett, Vas Blackwood, Stephen Marcus, Steven Berkoff, Lauren Socha, Chris R. Wright, Huw Samuel, Roland Manookian | Written by Nick Nevern, Daniel O’Reilly | Directed by Christian James Okay so on paper this reads as a low-budget British vampire-comedy set in a prison starring WWE Superstar Stu Bennett, The […]

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13th Aug2018

‘The Death of Superman’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Features the voices of: Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Gorham, Matt Lanter, Shemar Moore, Nyambi Nyambi, Jason O’Mara, Rocky Carroll, Trevor Devall | Written by Peter Tomasi | Directed by Jake Castorena, Sam Liu Based on the acclaimed DC Comics graphic novel, The Death of Superman – the latest […]

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09th Aug2018

‘Journeyman’ DVD Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell, Tony Pitts, Anthony Welsh | Written and Directed by Paddy Considine After winning a punishing title defence on points, world middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton (Paddy Considine) collapses. The journey towards regaining his speech, movement and memory will be the toughest fight he’ll ever face, and the prize could not […]

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