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Unchained Melody: The Films of Meiko Kaji
Unchained Melody: The Films of Meiko Kaji
Unchained Melody: The Films of Meiko Kaji

Unchained Melody: The Films of Meiko Kaji

Author: Tom Mes With a handful of films in the early 1970s Meiko Kaji was Japan’s greatest female action star. Scratch that, she is arguably the foremost female action star. Period. Her petite frame, model good looks and ...
 
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Robin Hood FAQ Book Review
Robin Hood FAQ Book Review
Robin Hood FAQ Book Review

Robin Hood FAQ Book Review

Robin Hood is an endurable folk hero. Whether he really existed or not, is there any other folk hero or has endured and returned time and time again to thrill? Even in newspapers, every now and again there is a story about some...
 

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Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor Book Review
Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor Book Review
Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor Book Review

Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor Book Review

Author: Donald Dewey Born in New York in 1911 to Jewish emigre parents, Lee J. Cobb (born Leo Jacob) is a character actor different to many. Always disappointed he was never a leading man in a major film, he established himself...
 
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The Films of Agnes Moorehead
The Films of Agnes Moorehead
The Films of Agnes Moorehead

The Films of Agnes Moorehead

Author: Axel Nissen Agnes Moorehead is perhaps best known as the witchy mother Endora in the hit 1960s – 70s TV family comedy Bewitched!. This show came at the end of a long illustrious career in cinema that started in th...
 

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Book Review
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Book Review
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Book Review

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Book Review

In Munich there is a relatively small cinema called Museum Lichtspiele where every Saturday night continuously for the past 30 years the cinema has screened The Rocky Horror Picture Show where people come dressed up as their fa...
 
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The Good, The Tough & The Deadly Review
The Good, The Tough & The Deadly Review
The Good, The Tough & The Deadly Review

The Good, The Tough & The Deadly Review

Author: David J Moore.   David J Moore impressed us with his World Gone Wild book – An impressive book listing and reviewing all of the post apocalyptic set movies the author could fine.  Everything from big budget to the ...
 

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Warner Bros. Hollywood’s Ultimate Backlot Book Review
Warner Bros. Hollywood’s Ultimate Backlot Book Review
Warner Bros. Hollywood’s Ultimate Backlot Book Review

Warner Bros. Hollywood’s Ultimate Backlot Book Review

Author: Steven Bingen Steven Bingen’s large coffee table book, crammed with interesting then and now photos of the studio could only have been written by someone who knew the Warner Brothers Studios well. Bingen’s backgro...
 
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Sophia Loren Review
Sophia Loren Review
Sophia Loren Review

Sophia Loren Review

Author: Alessandro Gatta There are but a few actresses that the label icon can be levelled at. Sophia Loren was one. There has been an international dimension to icons who made it big in Hollywood: Greta Garbo (Sweden), Marlene...
 

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James Cagney: Films Of The 1930s Review
James Cagney: Films Of The 1930s Review
James Cagney: Films Of The 1930s Review

James Cagney: Films Of The 1930s Review

Author: James L. Neibaur Throughout the 1930s James Cagney became the face of both the gangster film and Warner Brothers. Warner Brothers films had a particular gritty style with plenty of street slang and became best known for...
 
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Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion Review
Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion Review
Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion Review

Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion Review

Arrow Video have had a successful run since 2009 delivering cult classic favourites, remastered, polished, extras added and even coming packaged with new cover art designs and additional booklet material offering up further mus...
 

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Captain America: The Ultimate Guide To the First Avenger Review
Captain America: The Ultimate Guide To the First Avenger Review
Captain America: The Ultimate Guide To the First Avenger Review

Captain America: The Ultimate Guide To the First Avenger Review

Previously released by DK some years ago was the Guide to Iron man, this book takes very much the same approach. It’s hardback, it’s in full colour and is devoted to the comics series of one of Marvel’s most popular characters....
 
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Star Wars Character Encycopedia: Updated And Expanded Review
Star Wars Character Encycopedia: Updated And Expanded Review
Star Wars Character Encycopedia: Updated And Expanded Review

Star Wars Character Encycopedia: Updated And Expanded Review

Dorling Kindersley have had the Star Wars book market covered for years, either Star Wars proper or in the Lego parody spin-off. The latest addition, the ‘Star Wars Character Encyclopedia’ is an updated and expanded...
 

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Hollywood Celebrates The Holidays: 1920-1970 Review
Hollywood Celebrates The Holidays: 1920-1970 Review
Hollywood Celebrates The Holidays: 1920-1970 Review

Hollywood Celebrates The Holidays: 1920-1970 Review

Authors: Karie Bible & Mary Mallory This is something of a quirky coffee table book. The authors’ passion for publicity photographs of old Hollywood stars from the studio system days began with collecting movie fanzines. Li...
 
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Hollywood Café: Coffee With The Stars Review
Hollywood Café: Coffee With The Stars Review
Hollywood Café: Coffee With The Stars Review

Hollywood Café: Coffee With The Stars Review

Author: Steven Rea Since its Silent Era days, Hollywood has been teeming with said originators  – writers, directors, actors, designers, costumers, choreographers – getting up early and staying up late, fuelling the...
 

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Alternative Movie Posters II Review
Alternative Movie Posters II Review
Alternative Movie Posters II Review

Alternative Movie Posters II Review

Editor: Matthew Chojnacki Last year we reviewed the first volume of this series here, and what glorious things we saw in those pages. Author Matthew Chojnacki has come back again with a second helping of varied artists interpre...
 
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Along the Way - Audiobook Review
Along the Way - Audiobook Review
Along the Way - Audiobook Review

Along the Way – Audiobook Review

Authors: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez with hope Edelman. As we learn from the introduction of this book – Emilio Estevez asked his father, Martin Sheen, if he would be willing to par-take in a joint biography effort – charting ...
 

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The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History Review
The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History Review
The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History Review

The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History Review

Editor: Stephen Jones Published by Applause, ‘The Art of Horror’ is an LP sized, glossy and beautifully illustrated book, encompassing a broad church of horror subjects mixing within each subject films, books, legen...
 
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The James Bond Archives Review
The James Bond Archives Review
The James Bond Archives Review

The James Bond Archives Review

Editor: Paul Duncan Taschen books first released this impressive volume upon the eve of the release of Skyfall. It was a very impressive book indeed, but was perhaps a bit out of price for what some collectors deemed worthy. No...
 

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Brian Blessed: Absolute Pandemonium (Audio Book) Review
Brian Blessed: Absolute Pandemonium (Audio Book) Review
Brian Blessed: Absolute Pandemonium (Audio Book) Review

Brian Blessed: Absolute Pandemonium (Audio Book) Review

Glorious!   Being somewhat of a fan of audio auto-biographies, I have been over the past few years listening to the likes of Roger Moore, Steve martin, Billy Crystal, Chris Evans, Stephen Fry, Morrissey and Arnold Schwarze...
 
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Star Wars FAQ Review
Star Wars FAQ Review
Star Wars FAQ Review

Star Wars FAQ Review

Author: Mark Clark As can be gathered from the recent (justified) hype and excitement surrounding the recent release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the Star Wars franchise is more than a successful franchise, it i...
 

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The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age Review
The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age Review
The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age Review

The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age Review

Author: Paul G. Bahn In 1997 there was a little seen film made called ‘Til There Was You. This was a women’s melodrama that was set in Hollywood and about a writer who is looking for love and begins dating an architect wh...
 
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Out of the Shadows: Expanding the Canon of Classic Film Noir Review
Out of the Shadows: Expanding the Canon of Classic Film Noir Review
Out of the Shadows: Expanding the Canon of Classic Film Noir Review

Out of the Shadows: Expanding the Canon of Classic Film Noir Review

Author: Gene D. Phillips There have been many books written about film noir since the term was coined by French intellectuals in the late 1950s; previous to this they were merely termed as crime films. It was recognised that a ...
 

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Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Needed To Know Review
Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Needed To Know Review
Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Needed To Know Review

Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Needed To Know Review

DK Publishing The front cover of this hardback invites you to journey to The Force Awakens, the hotly anticipated Star Wars sequel. And yet, while aimed at kids to let them know absolutely everything, it does serve a purpose fo...
 
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Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide: Epic Battles Review
Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide: Epic Battles Review
Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide: Epic Battles Review

Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide: Epic Battles Review

The Star Wars franchise and related products and off shoots continues to thrive and will grow further with the fast approaching release of the much anticipated Episode 7. As does Dorling Kindersly. Star Wars Rebels was supposed...
 

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Back To the Future: The Ultimate Visual History
Back To the Future: The Ultimate Visual History
Back To the Future: The Ultimate Visual History

Back To the Future: The Ultimate Visual History

At the start of the book there are very kind, and often amusing words from the likes of Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and co-creator Bob Gale (Robert Zemeckis provides the afterward at the end). This hard cover, heavy, dense...
 
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Avengers Encyclopedia Review
Avengers Encyclopedia Review
Avengers Encyclopedia Review

Avengers Encyclopedia Review

Having made their comic book debut in 1963 the Avengers have been around for over 50 years. Recently brought to broad public attention by Marvel Studio’s Avengers Assemble and Avengers Age of Ultron, not to mention numerous blo...
 

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Arkham Universe Review
Arkham Universe Review
Arkham Universe Review

Arkham Universe Review

A film series rich and full of character and design – it’s only fitting that books on the subject are released. What’s a bit of a letdown though is how barely beneath the surface this book delves. This Arkham Universe book does...
 
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The Encyclopedia Of Epic Films Review
The Encyclopedia Of Epic Films Review
The Encyclopedia Of Epic Films Review

The Encyclopedia Of Epic Films Review

Authors: Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito and Djoymi Baker What constitutes an epic film? That is part of what this encyclopaedia attempts to answer. The epic is often associated with historical epics set in ...
 

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Batman: Arkham Knight Collector's Edition
Batman: Arkham Knight Collector's Edition
Batman: Arkham Knight Collector's Edition

Batman: Arkham Knight Collector’s Edition

Brady Games and DK Books are back once more to cover the Arkham game series – giving game players the tour, the different secrets, the mysteries to uncover, and a general guide to how to beat the game successfully and get that ...
 
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Alternative Movie Posters – Film Art From The Underground Review
Alternative Movie Posters – Film Art From The Underground Review
Alternative Movie Posters – Film Art From The Underground Review

Alternative Movie Posters – Film Art From The Underground Review

Author: Matthew Chojnacki We have covered a wide plethora of books based on the movie poster. We are lovers of the art form itself – whether down through the decades it has been aware of itself or not. The movie poster is an in...