02nd Jun2017

‘Split’ DVD Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula | Written and Directed by M. Night Shyamalan M. Night Shyamalan was once the devil prince of the movie twist, mischievously upending audiences’ expectations with increasingly contrived plot devices which retroactively flooded his films with new meaning. Breaking point arrived with The Village […]

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02nd Jun2017

‘Fugitives’ DVD Review

by Joel Harley

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Luke Mably, Marie Avgeropoulos, Claudia Church, Chelsea Edmundson, Stephen Lang, Tricia Helfer | Written by Shane Dax Taylor, Chad Law | Directed by Shane Dax Taylor A genre-standard bickering couple take their woes to a small island in the Bahamas, where they hope to patch things up and get back on the […]

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26th May2017

Competition: Win ‘The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead – available on Digital Download 22nd May and Blu-ray/DVD 29th May – we are giving away a DVD courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. A rip-roaring, hellraising account of one of the first and greatest punk bands, The Damned, who ripped up […]

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26th May2017

‘Taking Earth’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Stars: Ronan Quarmby, Brad Richards, Barbara Harrison, Marco Torlage, Richard Sorensen | Written by Grant Humphreys, Michael Harrison | Directed by Grant Humphreys There is definitely a lot to be said about the independent movie market right now (its bloody exciting). Every now and then you will come across an absolute gem of a movie […]

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25th May2017

Competition: Win comedy ‘Short Poppies’ on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Short Poppies – on DVD & Digital Download 29th May – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. Flight of the Conchords star Rhys Darby plays a host of hilarious characters in a laugh out loud look at small town life in New Zealand, featuring cameo […]

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19th May2017

‘Hide and Seek’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Rachel DiPillo, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Samuel Larsen, James Landry Hébert, Sandy Valles, Alex Shaffer, Michael Filipowich, Joey Abril, Juliana A. Morgan | Written by Darrell Wheat, Kyle Arrington | Directed by Darrell Wheat Originally titled Recovery (which makes sense given that a key plot point in the film involves recovering a phone), Hide and […]

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18th May2017

‘Manchester by the Sea’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler | Written and Directed by Kenneth Lonergan Sometimes I wonder why we put ourselves through watching some films, they can be very depressing to watch. Manchester by the Sea is a good example of a depressing movie, but when a film is as good as this […]

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15th May2017

‘Hungry Hearts’ DVD Review

by Catherina Gioino

Stars: Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell, Al Roffe, Geisha Otero, Jason Selvig, Jake Weber, David Aaron Baker, Natalie Gold, Victor Williams, Cristina J. Huie, Ginger Kearns, Katherine O’Sullivan, Toshiko Onizawa, Dennis Rees | Written and Directed by Saverio Costanzo What do you do when the love of your life is in the bathroom next […]

12th May2017

‘Lake Tomahawk’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brando Eaton, Eileen Dietz, Peter O’Brien, Caroline Tudor, Brad Schmidt, Laura Niemi, Michael Shamus Wiles | Written by Stevie Jane Miller | Directed by Ben Milliken Originally titled Lake Alice, this unassuming horror film is actually the latest in a long line of seasonal slashers set at that most festive of times… Christmas. Lake […]

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11th May2017

‘Passengers’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia, Vince Foster, Kara Flowers | Written by Jon Spaihts | Directed by Morten Tyldum Sometimes with big Hollywood releases, big named actors are seen as the sign a movie will be good. Sometimes that is not the case though, and films like Passengers aren’t […]

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10th May2017

‘XX’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Natalie Brown, Jonathan Watton, Peter DaCunha, Melanie Lynskey, Seth Duhame, Sanai Victoria, Casey Adams, Breeda Wool, Angela Trimbur, Christina Kirk, Kyle Allen, Mike Doyle | Directed by Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, Annie Clark, Jovanka Vuckovic Genres like horror survive by having many voices to tell their tales. There needs to be imagination, and there […]

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05th May2017

‘Lavalantula’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Nia Peeples, Patrick Renna, Carlos Bernard, Michael Winslow, Marion Ramsey, Leslie Easterbrook, Ralph Garman, Danny Woodburn, Noah Hunt, Diana Hopper | Written by Neil Elman, Mike Mendez, Ashley O’Neil | Directed by Mike Mendez Back in 2012 I reviewed a Syfy channel monster movie called Arachnoquake, which saw an earthquake in New […]

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03rd May2017

‘Creep’ DVD Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass | Written by Patrick Brice, Mark Duplass | Directed by Patrick Brice   Creep‘s official synopsis breakdown involves the words ‘Craigslist; stranger; strange; improvised; mumblecore‘ which, whilst perhaps not the strongest selection, was more than enough to pique my interest. It was however the association with actor/writer/producer Mark Duplass and in particular, his […]

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28th Apr2017

‘Jurassic Prey’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Danielle Donahue, Jeff Kirkendall, Bob Dennis, James Carolus, Steve Diasparra, Ken Van Sant, Todd Carpenter, Austin Dragovich, Laurie Smith, Frank Humes, Houston Baker | Written by John Oak Dalton | Directed by Mark Polonia I’m not going to lie, the oeuvre of the Polonia Brothers is somewhat of an acquired taste. Always low budget, […]

28th Apr2017

‘Lady Bloodfight’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Amy Johnston, Muriel Hofmann, Jenny Wu, Kathy Wu, Jet Tranter, Mayling Ng, Sunny Coelst, Rosemary Vandebrouck, Lisa Cheng, Chalinene Bassinah, Lauren Rhoden, Lisa Henderson, Isa Sofa Chan Kwan Nga, Nathalie Ng, Kirt Kishita, Happy Ma | Written by Bey Logan | Directed by Chris Nahon Question: Are you a fan of Bloodsport, Kickboxer, King […]

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28th Apr2017

‘The Patriot’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Curtis Caldwell, Tom Getty, Daniel Kuttner, Philip Lewis, Eamon McGee, Kirsten Meenan, Joel Neff, David Roush | Written and Directed by Tom Getty Despite seemingly being under the radar of everyone, it would seem Tom Getty is something of a one-man movie-making machine; having produced, written, directed AND starred in five films since 2003. […]

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27th Apr2017

Competition: Win ‘WWE Elimination Chamber 2017 & Fastlane 2017′ double-bill on DVD

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of WWE: Elimination Chamber 2017 & Fastlane 2017 Double on DVD we are giving away a copy on DVD. Featuring not one but two Pay-Per-View events from The Road to WrestleMania, WWE Home Video presents over 6 hours of WWE action, Elimination Chamber 2017 and Fastlane 2017 Double Feature! WWE Champion […]

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26th Apr2017

‘Elsa Fraulein SS’ DVD Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Malisa Longo, Oliver Mathot, Patrizia Gori, Pamela Stanford, Claudine Beccarie, Erik Muller, Rudy Lenoir, Jean Le Boulbar, René Gaillard, Thierry Dufour| Written by Victor Hardia, Marius Lesoeur, Patrice Rhomm | Directed by Patrice Rhomm As much as I adore exploitation cinema, I have to say that Nazisploitation is one of the least enjoyable branches […]

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26th Apr2017

‘Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Shinichi Fukazawa, Masaaki Kai, Asako Nosaka | Written and Directed by Shinichi Fukazawa When a film has a name like Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell, it comes with certain expectations. Described as the Japanese Evil Dead, that is a lofty claim. So, can the crazy titled film live up to the name of […]

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24th Apr2017

‘Panic Button’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Scarlett Alice Johnson, Jack Gordon, Michael Jibson, Ellen Rhys, Joshua Richards | Written by Frazer Lee, John Shackleton, Chris Crow, David Shillitoe | Directed by Chris Crow Think The Social Network meets Terror at 50,000 Feet as four strangers win an all-expenses paid trip to New York, courtesy of their favourite social-networking site All2gethr.com […]

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20th Apr2017

‘The Bureau: Complete Season Two’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

When I reviewed season one of The Bureau I enjoyed the shows more realistic feel when it came to the French intelligence services. Now with the release of The Bureau: Complete Season Two the story continues, with Guillaume Debailly (Mathieu Kassovitz) once again trying to pull the wool over his colleague’s eyes. Still connected with the […]

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19th Apr2017

‘Contract to Kill’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Steven Seagal, Russell Wong, Jemma Dallender, Mircea Drambareanu, Sergiu Costache, Ghassan Bouz, Andrei Stanciu | Written and Directed by Keoni Waxman In his latest direct to DVD effort, Contract to Kill, Steven Seagal stars as Harmon, a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team: FBI agent Zara, and spy-drone pilot […]

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