23rd Feb2024

‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, Fionnula Flanagan, Hunter Schafer, Ashley Liao, Joshua Kantara, Amélie Hoeferle, Hunter Schafer | Written by Michael Lesslie, Michael Arndt | Directed by Francis Lawrence It’s been eight years since we last visited the world of Panem. Now the world spans to five films and […]

22nd Feb2024

‘V/H/S/94’ Blu-ray Review

by Alain Elliott

Directed by Chloe Okuno, Jennifer Reeder, Ryan Prows, Shudder, Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto I don’t think there’s too many bigger fans of the V/H/S horror anthology franchise than myself. I’ve loved all three that have come before V/H/S/94 (yes even V/H/S Viral, it’s 100x better than most people suggest) – they feature a range of […]

21st Feb2024

Eureka to debut ‘China O’Brien 1 & 2’ on Blu-ray and 4K

by Phil Wheat

Eureka Entertainment are set to release two of my all-time FAVOURITE action movies, China O’Brien 1 and 2, the franchise that established American martial artist Cynthia Rothrock as an international action star. Presented on UK Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (separate releases) for the first time anywhere in the world, from brand new 4K […]

20th Feb2024

‘The Marvels’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Zawe Ashton, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Lewis, Park Seo-joon, Zenobia Shroff, Mohan Kapur, Saagar Shaikh | Written by Nia DaCosta, Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik | Directed by Nia DaCosta Directed by Nia DaCosta (who helmed the recent Candyman remake), The Marvels is the 33rd film in the Marvel […]

06th Feb2024

‘Inside: Limited Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Nathalie Roussel, François-Régis Marchasson | Written and Directed by Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury I remember always enjoying Inside, and first saw it not long after its initial release. It was brutal, gory and set on Christmas Eve. Therefore, a ‘Christmas’ movie that, for a while, got watched every […]

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29th Jan2024

‘Peeping Tom’ Blu-ray Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Karlheinz Bohm, Maxine Audley, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Brenda Bruce, Esmond Knight, Martin Miller, Michael Goodliffe, Jack Watson, Shirley Anne Field | Written by Leo Marks | Directed by Michael Powell Released 64 years ago (!!!), a Martin Scorsese favourite, Peeping Tom, is getting a special edition 4K release this year after being restored […]

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25th Jan2024

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Piper Rubio, Elizabeth Lail, Matthew Lillard, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kat Conner Sterling, David Lind, Christian Stokes, Joseph Poliquin | Written by Scott Cawthon, Seth Cuddeback, Emma Tammi | Directed by Emma Tammi It’s an established fact that popular video games rarely make good movies, and so it proves with Five Nights at […]

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09th Jan2024

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Lidya Jewett, Olivia Marcum, Ellen Burstyn | Written by Peter Sattler, David Gordon Green | Directed by David Gordon Green Fresh from the recent Halloween sequels, director and co-writer David Gordon Green takes a crack at another big-name horror franchise with this legacy sequel […]

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09th Jan2024

‘The Jester’ Blu-ray Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Matt Servitto, Michael Sheffield, Lelia Symington, Delaney White | Written by Colin Krawchuk, Michael Sheffield | Directed by Colin Krawchuk The Jester opens as John (Matt Servitto; Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, The Night Watchmen) walks alone at night. A figure in a top hat and orange suit, the Jester (Michael Sheffield; […]

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08th Jan2024

‘Pet Sematary: Bloodlines’ Blu-ray Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Jackson White, Natalie Alyn Lind, Henry Thomas, David Duchovny, Jack Mulhern, Pam Grier | Written by Lindsey Anderson Beer, Jeff Buhler | Directed by Lindsey Anderson Beer Pet Sematary has been sequelized, rebooted, and now with the arrival of Pet Sematary: Bloodlines it has a prequel. Adapting Stephen King’s works for the screen is […]

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14th Dec2023

‘The Retaliators’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katie Kelly, Joseph Gatt, Michael Lombardi, Marc Menchaca, Jacoby Shaddix, Abbey Hafer, Ivan L. Moody, Zoltan Bathory, Robert Knepper, Robert John Burke | Written by Darren Geare, Jeff Allen Geare | Directed by Samuel Gonzalez Jr., Bridget Smith From its opening landscape shot of a forest complete with moody voice on top, The Retaliators […]

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11th Dec2023

‘Creepshow: Seasons 1-4’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

All the way back in 1982, Stephen King and the late great George A. Romero collaborated on the first Creepshow film, an anthology-based homage to the horror comic books of the 1950s. In the intervening years it has become a cult classic, a film remembered fondly by most. It is, even all these years later, […]

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29th Nov2023

‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, Karen Allen, John Rhys-Davies, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Mads Mikkelsen | Written by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, David Koepp | Directed by James Mangold Indiana Jones is back. This time around he’s back to fight nazis and chase down another McGuffin. It’s a […]

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23rd Nov2023

‘Prey’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Amber Midthunder, Dane DiLiegro, Harlan Blayne Kytwayhat, Dakota Beavers, Michelle Thrush, Geronimo Vela, Stefany Mathias, Stormee Kipp, Mike Paterson, Julian Black Antelope | Written by Patrick Aison, Dan Trachtenberg | Directed by Dan Trachtenberg The Predator franchise gets a stealth prequel in the shape of this smartly written sci-fi thriller that has the dreadlocked […]

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22nd Nov2023

Synapse announce limited edition 4K of Mike Mendez’s ‘The Convent’

by Phil Wheat

Synapse Films have announced a Limited Edition (4,000 units) UHD & Blu-ray Slipcover combo for Mike Mendez’s much-cherished The Convent (a personal fave of mine FYI). From its opening massacre, set to the strains of (appropriately enough) Lesley Gore, The Convent is an in-your-face fright film with a full-blooded sense of humor. Director Mike Mendez […]

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22nd Nov2023

Visual Vengeance to release lost Linnea Quigley film ‘Scream Queen’

by Phil Wheat

Visual Vengeance, a Blu-ray label dedicated to vintage ‘Shot on Video’ and microbudget genre independents from the 1980s though 2000s, has revealed its next Blu-ray collector’s edition release for November 2023, the lost Linnea Quigley movie Scream Queen (2002). Considered a ‘lost’ Linnea Quigley movie, Scream Queen now enjoys its first-ever wide release on home […]

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16th Nov2023

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Features the voices of: Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Hannibal Buress, Rose Byrne, Nicolas Cantu, John Cena, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Natasia Demetriou, Ayo Edebiri, Giancarlo Esposito, Post Malone, Brady Noon, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph | Written by Evan Goldberg, Jeff Rowe, Seth Rogen, Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit | Directed by Jeff Rowe […]

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16th Nov2023

‘Strays’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Features the voices of: Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Will Forte, Isla Fisher, Randall Park, Josh Gad, Harvey Guillén, Rob Riggle, Brett Gelman, Jamie Demetriou, Sofia Vergara | Written by Dan Perrault | Directed by Josh Greenbaum Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie), this inspired comedy takes the previously family-friendly talking dog […]

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31st Oct2023

‘Cobweb’ Blu-ray Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Woody Norman, Lizzy Caplan, Antony Starr, Cleopatra Coleman | Written by Chris Thomas Devlin | Directed by Samuel Bodin Cobweb begins a week before Halloween when Peter (Woody Norman; The Small Hand, Poldark) is woken up by the sound of knocking seemingly coming from inside his bedroom wall. You can’t blame him for being […]

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25th Oct2023

‘Barbie’ Blu-ray Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Sharon Rooney, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, John Cena, Michael Cera, America Ferrera, Rhea Perlman, Will Ferrell | Written by Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach | Directed by Greta Gerwig In a world that has gifted Greta Gerwig the possibility to focus […]

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20th Oct2023

‘Talk To Me’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Sophie Wilde, Alexandra Jensen, Joe Bird, Otis Dhanji, Miranda Otto, Zoe Terakes, Chris Alosio, Marcus Johnson, Alexandria Steffensen, Ari McCarthy | Written by Bill Hinzman, Daley Pearson, Danny Philippou | Directed by Danny Philippou, Michael Philippou Adelaide teens take an occult party game too far in this terrific debut from Australian YouTube celebrities (and […]

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18th Oct2023

‘Meg 2: The Trench’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Jason Statham, Wu Jing, Sophia Cai, Page Kennedy, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Skyler Samuels, Cliff Curtis, Sienna Guillory, Melissanthi Mahut | Written by Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, Dean Georgaris | Directed Ben Wheatley There was a significant degree of excitement in horror circles when it was announced that British director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, Kill List) was […]

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