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Carrie (1976) Blu-ray Review
Carrie (1976) Blu-ray Review
Carrie (1976) Blu-ray Review

Carrie (1976) Blu-ray Review

Another coup from Arrow Video, available as a Blu-ray limited edition is the new release of one of the great cult horror films of the 1970s, Carrie (1976). This can only be described as the most definitive release of the film a...
 
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Amour Fou (2014) Blu-ray Review
Amour Fou (2014) Blu-ray Review
Amour Fou (2014) Blu-ray Review

Amour Fou (2014) Blu-ray Review

A film about a young man’s obsession with finding someone to share a double suicide (well everyone should have a hobby). Amour Fou (2014) is set in 1811 during the Romantic era. Suicide was it seemed very fashionable duri...
 

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Lost in Paris (2016) Blu-ray Review
Lost in Paris (2016) Blu-ray Review
Lost in Paris (2016) Blu-ray Review

Lost in Paris (2016) Blu-ray Review

Lost in Paris (2016) is the 4th feature collaboration between kooky real life husband and wife duo Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel who starred, directed, produced and wrote this light Franco-Belgian comedy. The film opens in a ...
 
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Will it Snow for Christmas? (1996) Blu-ray Review
Will it Snow for Christmas? (1996) Blu-ray Review
Will it Snow for Christmas? (1996) Blu-ray Review

Will it Snow for Christmas? (1996) Blu-ray Review

Despite its title, Will it Snow for Christmas? (1996) (original French title: Y’aura t’il de la neige à Noël?) is far removed from having anything Christmassy about it until the final scene. What it is, is a strong ...
 

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Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974) Blu-ray Review
Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974) Blu-ray Review
Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974) Blu-ray Review

Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974) Blu-ray Review

Previously released by BFI on DVD, Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974) is now released by the studio on Blu-ray and is one of the classic French films of the 1970s, yet one that is far from being the most accesible of films. Ind...
 
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Animal Factory (2000) Blu-ray Review
Animal Factory (2000) Blu-ray Review
Animal Factory (2000) Blu-ray Review

Animal Factory (2000) Blu-ray Review

Animal Factory (2000) was written by Eddie Bunker. Who, I here you reply? You know, Mr. Blue from Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1991). Eddie (or Edward) Bunker was a larger than life figure who, certainly towards th...
 

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A Clockwork Orange (1971) Dual Format Review
A Clockwork Orange (1971) Dual Format Review
A Clockwork Orange (1971) Dual Format Review

A Clockwork Orange (1971) Dual Format Review

One of the most controversial, original and iconic films in cinema was from a director who changed genres whichever he turned to. He re-wrote the rules for the war movie, the horror genre, science-fiction and historical costume...
 
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Tag (2015) Blu-ray Review
Tag (2015) Blu-ray Review
Tag (2015) Blu-ray Review

Tag (2015) Blu-ray Review

Released for the first time in the UK, Tag (2015) is the latest release from Sion Sono, a director not to shy away from controversial films given that some of his previous titles have included Suicide Club (2001) and the very v...
 

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Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (1971) DVD Review
Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (1971) DVD Review
Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (1971) DVD Review

Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb (1971) DVD Review

Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb (1971) is one of Hammer Films better efforts of the 1970s. It was also the studio’s fourth Mummy film (the previous ones being The Mummy, 1959, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, 1964 a...
 
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Demons of the Mind (1972) DVD Review
Demons of the Mind (1972) DVD Review
Demons of the Mind (1972) DVD Review

Demons of the Mind (1972) DVD Review

Last week BFI published an article on the 10 most overlooked horror films from the 1970s. Demons of the Mind (1972) was one of those films and it is one of the more overlooked and neglected films in Hammer’s canon of horr...
 

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The Haunting (1963) Dual Format Review
The Haunting (1963) Dual Format Review
The Haunting (1963) Dual Format Review

The Haunting (1963) Dual Format Review

The Haunting (1963) is a great example to how the future of the horror film can be. Yet, unlike many a haunted house film there are no terrifying faces, no sudden jumps nor a ‘bus’ – the false jump scare prelu...
 
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The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Blu-ray Review
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Blu-ray Review
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Blu-ray Review

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Blu-ray Review

In August this year one of the crazier Summer news stories so typical of the season was the story of a mysterious toxic haze that came to the Essex coastline that made a number of people sick. The cause was never truly identifi...
 

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The Tiger (2015) Blu-ray Review
The Tiger (2015) Blu-ray Review
The Tiger (2015) Blu-ray Review

The Tiger (2015) Blu-ray Review

The South Korean film, The Tiger (2015), also known as The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale is an ambitious film from that country. The film story opens in 1925 with Korea under annexation by Japan and has been since 1910. Chu...
 
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House of Wax (1953) Dual format review
House of Wax (1953) Dual format review
House of Wax (1953) Dual format review

House of Wax (1953) Dual format review

Nothing to do with the 2005 film starring Paris Hilton, House of Wax (1953) is one of the best horror films made in Hollywood in the 1950s. That might be a bold statement but in the 1950s fantasy cinema was dominated by science...
 

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The Voice of the Moon (1990) Blu-ray review
The Voice of the Moon (1990) Blu-ray review
The Voice of the Moon (1990) Blu-ray review

The Voice of the Moon (1990) Blu-ray review

The Voice of the Moon (1990) is not only a late film in Federico Fellini’s career, it was his very last film. Many of the themes in fhe film the maestro had explored in previous films and as ever retains its Italianess. I...
 
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Scars of Dracula (1970) DVD Review
Scars of Dracula (1970) DVD Review
Scars of Dracula (1970) DVD Review

Scars of Dracula (1970) DVD Review

Scars of Dracula (1970) is the 5th of 7 ventures for the Hammer/Christopher Lee Dracula teaming (despite what cultural historian John J. Johnston claims as the 4th in an extra on the disc). It is also both the worst and the gor...
 

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Your Name (2016) Blu-ray Review
Your Name (2016) Blu-ray Review
Your Name (2016) Blu-ray Review

Your Name (2016) Blu-ray Review

[There is a spoiler alert in this review] Your Name (2016) is the second biggest Japanese box-office hit in Japan; the biggest hit was another anime film, the hugely internationally critical anime fantasy Spirited Away (2002). ...
 
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Zoology (2016) Blu-ray Review
Zoology (2016) Blu-ray Review
Zoology (2016) Blu-ray Review

Zoology (2016) Blu-ray Review

Zoology (2016) is a strange film, it is also a very realistic film that takes the one strange element and makes an effort to normalise it. Yet the film’s one act of oddness is that the middle-aged protagonist has grown a ...
 

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J.D.'s Revenge (1976) Blu-ray Review
J.D.'s Revenge (1976) Blu-ray Review
J.D.'s Revenge (1976) Blu-ray Review

J.D.’s Revenge (1976) Blu-ray Review

J.D.’s Revenge (1976) proports not to be a Blaxploitation film according to the films screenwriter Jaison Starkes, but all the elements for a Blaxploitation film are in place here from its characters, that it was made by ...
 
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Le Plaisir (1952) Blu-ray Review
Le Plaisir (1952) Blu-ray Review
Le Plaisir (1952) Blu-ray Review

Le Plaisir (1952) Blu-ray Review

Max Ophuls’ Le Plaisir (1952) is a three story anthology based off short stories by fin-de-siècle French writer Guy de Maupassant, a writer best known for the novel ‘Bel Ami’ written in 1885. The two stories t...
 

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The Villainess (2017) Blu-ray Review
The Villainess (2017) Blu-ray Review
The Villainess (2017) Blu-ray Review

The Villainess (2017) Blu-ray Review

The Villainess is a hi-octane adrenalin fuelled martial-arts action film from the outset. From the opening scene our heroine slashes and hacks away at an onslaught of gangsters. This is quite a conscious reference to the hero h...
 
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The Vikings (1958) Blu-ray Review
The Vikings (1958) Blu-ray Review
The Vikings (1958) Blu-ray Review

The Vikings (1958) Blu-ray Review

The Vikings was shot in 1957 and released in 1958. Director Richard Fleischer and executive producer Kirk Douglas were keen to make the film as accurate as possible in costume and the life and times and society of the vikings a...
 

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The Wages of Fear (1953) DVD Review
The Wages of Fear (1953) DVD Review
The Wages of Fear (1953) DVD Review

The Wages of Fear (1953) DVD Review

Like Alfred Hitchcock, French director Henri-Georges Clouzot is often referred to as the Master of Suspense. Indeed there are many similarities, and equally the similarities are often mistakenly overstated. Anyone familiar with...
 
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The Thing (1982) Blu-ray Review
The Thing (1982) Blu-ray Review
The Thing (1982) Blu-ray Review

The Thing (1982) Blu-ray Review

The opening soundtrack to The Thing (1982) with its ambient pulsing slow bassline would indicate that this is a John Carpenter film. Whereas previously Carpenter had written the distinctive simple music phrases to his films, th...
 

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The Party (1968) Blu-ray Review
The Party (1968) Blu-ray Review
The Party (1968) Blu-ray Review

The Party (1968) Blu-ray Review

Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers were a strong team for each other. With The Party (1968) and the 6 Pink Panther films they did together starring Sellers as Inspector Clouseau, the pair proved to be the perfect foil for each oth...
 
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New Jack City (1991) Blu-ray Review
New Jack City (1991) Blu-ray Review
New Jack City (1991) Blu-ray Review

New Jack City (1991) Blu-ray Review

New Jack City (1991) was a new kind of gangster film. It was more than a black cast gangster film and most certainly not a Blaxploitation picture. What it did was draw in the popularity of hip hop culture for both white and bla...
 

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Shaft (1971) Dual Format Review
Shaft (1971) Dual Format Review
Shaft (1971) Dual Format Review

Shaft (1971) Dual Format Review

Even if you haven’t seen Shaft (1971) you’ve probably heard of the film; even if it’s only Isaac Hayes classic funky title song. The film was also remade in 2000 and starred Samuel L. Jackson, but it is more t...
 
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Bushwick (2017) Blu-ray Review
Bushwick (2017) Blu-ray Review
Bushwick (2017) Blu-ray Review

Bushwick (2017) Blu-ray Review

“Make no mistake, this is war!” ran the tag line for Bushwick (2017). We are living in uncertain times, not just in the USA but also in the UK and the rest of Europe. On an extra on the Kaleidoscope release for Bush...
 

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Miracle Mile (1988) Blu-ray Review
Miracle Mile (1988) Blu-ray Review
Miracle Mile (1988) Blu-ray Review

Miracle Mile (1988) Blu-ray Review

It’s hard to remember the level of fear and what it was like to live with the knowledge that was a possible 30 seconds from nuclear armageddon. The recent posturing by Messrs. Trump and Kim Jong-Un and, let us not forget ...
 
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The Untamed (2016) Review
The Untamed (2016) Review
The Untamed (2016) Review

The Untamed (2016) Review

The Untamed (2016) from Mexico is an unusual film. There are aspects that is aesthetically similar  to scenes in Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist (2009), a strange and unusual film about grief, eroticism and living nature. Thi...