06th Apr2013

‘WWE: The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012′ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

WWE: The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012 is a look back of the best WWE matches that were (given the title) shown on the WWE universe’s flagship television programmes Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown. Featuring over 25 matches, many cool promos/moments and featuring John Cena, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Triple […]

19th Mar2013

‘WWE TLC 2012′ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

The final pay-per-view event of the WWE calendar, TLC: Tables/Ladders/Chairs was originally marked out for its innovative high-flying, high-risk matches. However since the departure of many of the WWE’s rope-walking risk takers the TLC PPV has become something of a damb squib, especially considering the event sits in between the much more high profile Survivor […]

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18th Mar2013

‘Sightseers’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies, Richard Glover, Monica Dolan, Jonathan Aris, Richard Lumsden | Written by Alice Lowe, Steve Oram | Directed by Ben Wheatley Kill List director Ben Wheatley returns with his latest opus, Sightseers, a very British black comedy which is penned by its stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram and […]

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18th Mar2013

‘Deadly Blessing’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Sharon Stone, Ernest Borgnine, Michael Berryman, Maren Jensen, Susan Buckner, Douglas Barr | Written by Wes Craven, Glenn M. Benest, Matthew Barr | Directed by Wes Craven Undoubtedly one of Wes Craven’s finest overlooked masterpieces, Deadly Blessing is a film that was at the time of its production beset by a number of issues […]

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17th Mar2013

‘WWE Survivor Series 2012′ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Survivor Series is one of WWE’s top pay-per-view’s, along with Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble and Summerslam, and with good reason – it is officially WWE’s second longest running PPV having debuted in 1987 and still continuing to be as relevant today as it was then. Survivor Series 2012 marks the 26th annual show of the PPV […]

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05th Feb2013

‘Lisa and the Devil’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Elke Sommer, Telly Savalas, Sylva Koscina, Alessio Orano, Gabriele Tinti, Kathy Leone, Eduardo Fajardo, Franz von Treuberg, Espartaco Santoni, Alida Valli | Written and Directed by Mario Bava When it comes to Italian horror it’s fair to say that Mario Bava is one of the most known names. A visionary director he’s brought us […]

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19th Jan2013

‘Death Race 3: Inferno’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Luke Goss, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, Dougray Scott, Tanit Phoenix, Fred Koehler, Robin Shou | Written by Tony Giglio | Directed by Roel Reine Universal have made quite a stock in trade of taking some of their fan-favourite franchises and cranking out straight to DVD sequels: Darkman, Tremors, The Scorpion King, American Pie, hell […]

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10th Nov2012

‘Excision’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, Jeremy Sumpter, John Waters, Malcolm McDowell, Marlee Matlin, Ray Wise | Written and Directed by Richard Bates Jr. Beverley Hills 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord pulls off an amazing Bela Lugosi style transformation to play a dowdy, delusional, egocentric, sociopathic outcast Pauline – a modern-day Carrie if you […]

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20th Oct2012

‘Puppet Master 2 & 3′ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Paul Metcalf

The releases of the Puppet Master films on Blu-ray can be taken two ways really, you can choose to remember the nostalgic nature of the titles and the first time you watched them, or you can compare them to the films that are put out now or even films that were being released at the […]

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15th Oct2012

‘Terror Train’ Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield, Vanity | Written by T.Y. Drake | Directed by Roger Spottiswoode I love the slasher film craze more so than any other sub-genre. Yes, they’re a little repetitve for the most part but they’re always fun to watch. I guess the big formula with most […]

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30th Sep2012

‘Lady Snowblood’ Steelbook Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon, Miyoko Akaza, Shinichi Uchida, Takeo Chii, Noboru Nakaya | Written by Norio Osada | Directed by Toshiya Fujita There is a certain style to vengeance films and it’s arguable that Hollywood is losing the ability to make a truly good one.  Kill Bill of course is a good example […]

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18th Aug2012

‘Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Andrew Divoff, Jeffrey Combs, Sarah Lieving, Robin Sydney, Adam Chambers, Melissa Jo Bailey | Written and Directed by Jeff Broadstreet A prequel to director Jeff Broadstreet’s 2006 3D “remake” of Night of the Living Dead, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation (that’s one hell of a long title) follows mortician Gerald Tovar, Jr. […]

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18th Aug2012

‘Puppet Master’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Paul Le Mat, Irene Miracle, Matt Roe, Kathryn O’Reilly, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Robin Frates, William Hickey | Written by Charles Band, Kenneth J. Hall | Directed by David Schmoeller Ahhh Puppet Master, a film which have seen countless times (at least over two dozen) since I first discovered it all those years ago at my local video rental store. Having owned the […]

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06th Aug2012

‘Class of Nuke ‘Em High’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Janelle Brady, Gil Brenton, Robert Prichard, Pat Ryan, James Nugent Vernon, Brad Dunker, Gary Schneider, Théo Cohan, Gary Rosenblatt | Written by Richard W. Haines, Mark Rudnitsky, Lloyd Kaufman, Stuart Strutin | Directed by Richard W. Haines, Lloyd Kaufman I’m not sure whether it’s through good or bad luck but I’ve managed to see […]

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13th Apr2012

Blu-ray Review: ‘Recoil’

by Phil Wheat

Stars: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Danny Trejo, Serinda Swan | Written by John Sullivan | Directed by Terry Miles When honorable police officer Ryan Varrett’s (Austin) entire family is viciously murdered, the one-time good guy cop is forced to go rogue – breaking the laws he once swore to uphold – in his quest for […]

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14th Jan2012

‘Helldriver’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina, Kazuki Namioka, Yûrei Yanagi, Minoru Torihada, Taka Guadalcanal | Written by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Daichi Nagisa | Directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura For people who are used to “J-sploitation” films they will know what’s coming when I tell you that Helldriver comes from the same people who gave us Tokyo Gore Police. I’ll admit I’m […]

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14th Nov2011

‘The Exterminator’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Robert Ginty, Steve James, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George | Written and Directed by James Glickenhaus Arrow Video are back again with another fantastic new Blu-ray release. Getting the Arrow treatment this time round is the exploitation movie classic The Exterminator which stars Robert Ginty as John Eastland, a Vietnam vet pushed over the edge […]

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21st Jul2011

‘The Funhouse’ Blu-ray Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin,Cooper Huckabee, David Carson | Written by Lawrence Block | Directed by Tobe Hooper As a horror fan I always like going back to the older movies that I missed in that past. The Funhouse is one of these so now it’s been released on Blu-ray it’s the perfect […]

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30th Jun2011

‘Swamp Shark’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Kristy Swanson, D.B. Sweeney, Robert Davi, Jeff Chase | Written by Eric Miller, Charles Bolon | Directed by Griff Furst On a remote patch of swamp, an illegal animal smuggling deal goes bad and a vicious creature is released into the river. Meanwhile at the Broussard family-owned Gator Shed restaurant a disgruntled customer and […]

28th Jun2011

‘Witchfinder General’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies | Written by Michael Reeves, Tom Baker | Directed by Michael Reeves When England was going through the civil war between the Royalists and Roundheads what is the last thing you would think the country needs? That’s right witches. That’s why they needed the self-appointed Witchfinder to scour […]

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30th Jan2011

‘Caligula’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O’Toole, John Geilgud | Written by Gore Vidal | Directed by Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione Where to start with Caligula? The story of rise and fall of Rome’s most infamous Caesar, the film is as infamous as the life of the character it depicts. Produced by […]

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