06th Dec2018

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Blu-ray Review

by Jak-Luke Sharp

Stars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Wes Bentley | Written and Directed by Christopher McQuarrie [NOTE: With Mission: Impossible - Fallout now on DVD and Blu-ray, here's a reposting of our review from the films cinematic release] The Mission: Impossible franchise returns after […]

29th Nov2018

‘Hotel Artemis’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Sterling K. Brown, Jodie Foster, Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Charlie Day, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Kenneth Choi | Written and Directed by Drew Pearce Head nurse Jean Thomas (Jodie Foster) has been running Hotel Artemis – a sacred place where criminals can come to have their bleeding bodies healed, […]

28th Nov2018

‘The Best of 80s Scream Queens’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Mondo Squallido

When people think of VHS-era scream queens three names come to mind: Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer and Brinke Stevens – the threesome of fear that sliced and seduced a generation of gorehounds and whose greatest hits can finally be seen in HD in this set, The Best of 80s Scream Queens, which comes from the […]

26th Nov2018

‘The Unnamable’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Alexandra Durrell, Laura Albert, Eben Ham, Blane Wheatley, Mark Parra, Delbert Spain, Colin Cox, Paul Farmer, Katrin Alexandre | Written and Directed by Jean-Paul Oullette Written and directed by Jean-Paul Ouellette, based on the story from legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft, The Unnamable is one of those films that […]

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23rd Nov2018

‘Escape From New York: Collectors Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, Ernest Borgnine, Tom Atkins | Written by John Carpenter, Nick Castle | Directed by John Carpenter In the early 1980s, New York was grindhouse heaven: a hell of neon iniquity, with every alleyway harbouring some new nameless vice. Horror had a field day: […]

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20th Nov2018

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

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan | Written and Directed by Terrence Malick Present day, and a late-middle-aged Jack O’Brien (Sean Penn) is stalking his plush modernist house in a state of numbness. He is materially successful, but he’s still grieving for his brother, who died aged 19. […]

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15th Nov2018

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Ted Levine, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, B.D. Wong, Rafe Spall, Daniella Pineda, Geraldine Chaplin, Kamil Lemieszewski, Justice Smith, Peter Jason | Written by Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly | Directed by J.A. Bayona “Oh, yeah, ooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts – then later there’s running and […]

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05th Nov2018

‘Shampoo’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Jack Warden, Lee Grant | Written by Robert Towne, Warren Beatty | Directed by Hal Ashby Shampoo opens with the sounds of George (Warren Beatty) and Felicia (Lee Grant) having sex. It immediately establishes that hairdresser George is straight (his male colleagues at the salon are risible camp […]

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31st Oct2018

’2001: A Space Odyssey’ 4K UHD 3-Disc Edition Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Douglas Rain, Leonard Rossiter | Written by Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Directed by Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick’s mid-period masterpiece is almost as remarkable for how it has not influenced sci-fi filmmaking as for how it has. While special effects took a giant leap in […]

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29th Oct2018

‘In Another World With My Smartphone’ Blu-ray Review

by Xenia Grounds

Allow me to share a little of my reviewing history with you guys. My first ever anime review was the first season of Sword Art Online. In that review, I mentioned that every now and then, a show, movie, game or series comes along that divides people. Some will love it while the other side […]

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29th Oct2018

‘Rushmore’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Brian Cox, Seymour Cassel | Written by Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson | Directed by Wes Anderson 15-year-old Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) dreams of greatness. Actually, he dreams he’s already achieved it. And why not? After all, he got a scholarship at the revered Rushmore private school. Except, according […]

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26th Oct2018

‘They Live: Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Peter Jason, Meg Foster, George ‘Buck’ Flower | Written and Directed by John Carpenter They Live marked the end of an amazing run for John Carpenter, before his creative decline (in terms of filmmaking, at least) in the 1990s and beyond. Well, it had to end somewhere – and what […]

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26th Oct2018

‘Ash vs. Evil Dead: The Complete Series’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

For horror fans, especially the ones who love Evil Dead, there has always been the dream of seeing Bruce Campbell return in another film. Yet with the Evil Dead remake by Fede Alvarez hope was somewhat lost… That was until the announcement that Ash vs Evil Dead, a television series based on the original trilogy, […]

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26th Oct2018

Competition: Win a horror movie bundle for Halloween!

by Phil Wheat

Let the nightmares return this Halloween with the ultimate package which never fails to get the heart racing. Proving the old scares really are the best, we have an array of spine-tingling releases up for grabs, with one lucky winner receiving copies of Child’s Play, Silence of the Lambs, The Omen, The Fly and Misery. […]

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26th Oct2018

‘The Fog: Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Janet Leigh, Hal Holbrook, Rob Bottin | Written by John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Directed by John Carpenter I have a feeling The Fog is underpraised because it’s not Halloween and it’s not The Thing. Too traditional, maybe. Too hokey. Too folkloric. But for me it’s the equal of […]

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23rd Oct2018

‘Yuri!!! on Ice: The Complete Series’ Blu-ray Review

by Xenia Grounds

It’s hard to believe now considering how popular it is but Yuri!!! On Ice was a gamble as far as animes go. It was an original story, a same-sex relationship was a massive part of the plot and it had a large focus on figure skating (which isn’t the most popular sport in the world) […]

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22nd Oct2018

‘Hangman’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow, Joe Anderson, Sarah Shahi, Sloane Warren, Chelle Ramos, Steve Coulter, Michael Rose | Written by Michael Caissie, Charles Huttinger | Directed by Johnny Martin [NOTE: With the film finally coming to physical formats, here's a repost of our review of Hangman, a 90s-esque thriller starring Al Pacino] Decorated […]

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21st Oct2018

Cult Films announce Blu release of Argento’s ‘Opera’

by Phil Wheat

Following their release of Suspiria, CultFilms return to the oeuvre of Dario Argento with a brand new restoration of Argento’ visionary horror masterpiece Opera, which stars Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson (Chariots of Fire) and Daria Nicolodi (Deep Red); and features music by Brian Eno, Bill Wyman, long-time Argento favourite Claudio Simonetti and the divinity herself […]

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21st Oct2018

Giallo ‘The Case of the Bloody Iris’ come to 2K Blu-ray in Nov!

by Phil Wheat

First they brought you The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh and then All the Colours of the Dark. Now, Shameless proudly presents giallo’s own royalty, the iconic Fenech-Hilton dream team, in their third sensuous outing: The Case of the Bloody Iris. After two beautiful women are murdered in an apartment block, Jennifer (Edwige Fenech) and […]

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18th Oct2018

Competition: Win the Arrow Video release of ‘Deadbeat at Dawn’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Deadbeat at Dawn – out on Blu-ray 22nd October from Arrow Video – we are giving away a copy! The absolute definition of DIY filmmaking, Jim VanBebber’s notorious, blood-drenched cult classic rises again on the advent of its 30th anniversary, newly restored for the first time on Blu-ray. Locked and […]

17th Oct2018

‘The Hurricane Heist’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson, Melissa Bolona, Christian Contreras, James Cutler, Ben Cross, Ed Birch | Written by Scott Windhauser, Jeff Dixon | Directed by Rob Cohen A heist takes place during a hurricane… It’s difficult to imagine a sillier plot outside of Snakes on a Plane, but, like that film, […]

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16th Oct2018

‘Meatball Machine Kodoku’ Blu-ray Review

by Mondo Squallido

Stars: Tomori Abe, Kensuke Ashihara, Satoshi Eishima, Goki, Yôta Kawase, Riri Kôda, Rima Matsuda, Masanori Mimoto, Maki Mizui, Seminosuke Murasugi | Written by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Sakichi Satô | Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura Asian extreme horror is noted and adored for its absurdity and graphic content. For me, it can either be “OH MY GOD! THIS […]

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