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Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1968) DVD Review
Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1968) DVD Review
Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1968) DVD Review

Who’s That Knocking at My Door? (1968) DVD Review

Martin Scorsese’s very first film showcases this Italian American’s precocious talent as a director. Released by BFI on dual format discs on 27th March, Who’s That Knocking at My Door does in places look like ...
 
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Pieces (1982) Blu-ray Review
Pieces (1982) Blu-ray Review
Pieces (1982) Blu-ray Review

Pieces (1982) Blu-ray Review

This schlocky horror from Spain draws in many elements from other horror films. There is a killer running around with a chainsaw (I don’t think I need to name that reference) as well as proper bogey man horrors like the H...
 

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Lone Wolf and Cub Box-Set Review on Blu-ray
Lone Wolf and Cub Box-Set Review on Blu-ray
Lone Wolf and Cub Box-Set Review on Blu-ray

Lone Wolf and Cub Box-Set Review on Blu-ray

Back in the early days of video as home entertainment back in the late 1970s and early 1980s many of the popular films that were released were those that were cult horror and martial arts films such as The Exorcist, The Texas C...
 
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Property is No Longer a Theft (1973) Blu-ray Review
Property is No Longer a Theft (1973) Blu-ray Review
Property is No Longer a Theft (1973) Blu-ray Review

Property is No Longer a Theft (1973) Blu-ray Review

As the title would suggest, Property is No Longer a Theft (1973) is a film with a Marxist Socialist agenda. The story centres on a young bank worker, a cashier who looks after the bank’s safe. He wears gloves in his job a...
 

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Multiple Maniacs (1970) Blu-ray Release
Multiple Maniacs (1970) Blu-ray Release
Multiple Maniacs (1970) Blu-ray Release

Multiple Maniacs (1970) Blu-ray Release

“Yes folks, this isn’t any cheap X-rated movie or any 5th rate porno play, this is the show you want! Lady Divine’s cavalcade of perversions, the sleaziest show on earth! Not actors, not paid impostors, but re...
 
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The Chamber DVD Review
The Chamber DVD Review
The Chamber DVD Review

The Chamber DVD Review

Studiocanal’s latest release is a small low budget claustrophobic British thriller that had originally been screened at last year’s Frightfest film festival. Despite this and the suggestion the title sounds like a t...
 

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Story of Sin (1975) DVD Review
Story of Sin (1975) DVD Review
Story of Sin (1975) DVD Review

Story of Sin (1975) DVD Review

Walerian Borowczyk’s Story of Sin is set at the turn of the 20th century. It opens with a young teenage woman in a confessional being chastised by a priest for her ‘impure thoughts and feelings’. And so it goe...
 
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Two Rode Together (1961) Blu-ray Review
Two Rode Together (1961) Blu-ray Review
Two Rode Together (1961) Blu-ray Review

Two Rode Together (1961) Blu-ray Review

At face value and at the start Two Rode Together (1961) seems to be one of John Ford’s more light hearted westerns. The first part of the film would suggest as such at any rate. But as soon as the film gets to the meat of...
 

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The Creeping Garden Blu-ray Review
The Creeping Garden Blu-ray Review
The Creeping Garden Blu-ray Review

The Creeping Garden Blu-ray Review

The Creeping Garden is a real curiosity. No, this is not a mocumentary but a project about an area of biology hitherto not often researched, plasmodial slime. The documentary draws in field biology science, histories of macro s...
 
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Metropolis (2001) Blu-ray Review
Metropolis (2001) Blu-ray Review
Metropolis (2001) Blu-ray Review

Metropolis (2001) Blu-ray Review

No, this time it’s not Fritz Lang’s 1927 ambitious and first real sci-fi classic Metropolis but the 2001 Manga version based off Osamu Tezuka’s 1949 comic book. Newly released by Eureka! in both dual Blu-ray a...
 

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Three
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Johnnie’s To’s latest action thriller is set entirely within the confines of a Hong Kong hospital. In his native Hong Kong To is a very prolific director, but his films do not get such a wide distribution in the Wes...
 
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Mildred Pierce (1945) Blu-ray Review
Mildred Pierce (1945) Blu-ray Review
Mildred Pierce (1945) Blu-ray Review

Mildred Pierce (1945) Blu-ray Review

Mommie Dearest. Joan Crawford arguably made her best film mid-career with Mildred Pierce (1945). Her career spanned some 45 years. Mildred Pierce is about a hard working single mother who struggles to bring up two daughters but...
 

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Cul-de-Sac (1966) Blu-ray Review
Cul-de-Sac (1966) Blu-ray Review
Cul-de-Sac (1966) Blu-ray Review

Cul-de-Sac (1966) Blu-ray Review

In 1965 Polish director Roman Polanski made his first film outside of Eastern Block Poland, Repulsion. The film starred French star Catherine Deneuve and is the story of a young beautiful and innocent French woman living in Che...
 
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My Darling Clementine (1946) Blu-ray Review
My Darling Clementine (1946) Blu-ray Review
My Darling Clementine (1946) Blu-ray Review

My Darling Clementine (1946) Blu-ray Review

No one director or filmmaker did more to build a myth of the Old West in our minds than John Ford. For him to be accurate with his storytelling was not important but about the characters, the spirit and the storytelling of the ...
 

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Finding Forrester (2000) Blu-Ray Review
Finding Forrester (2000) Blu-Ray Review
Finding Forrester (2000) Blu-Ray Review

Finding Forrester (2000) Blu-Ray Review

Gus Van Sant remained in familiar territory he had begun in Good Will Hunting (1997) with Finding Forrester (2000) (there is even a cameo from Matt Damon in the latter film). In the earlier film a janitor at M.I.T. shows an unu...
 
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Woody Allen: Seven Films 1986 - 1991 Blu-ray Review
Woody Allen: Seven Films 1986 - 1991 Blu-ray Review
Woody Allen: Seven Films 1986 - 1991 Blu-ray Review

Woody Allen: Seven Films 1986 – 1991 Blu-ray Review

  So, Arrow Academy have now released their third box-set of Woody Allen’s films, together spanning the majority of his career from 1971-1991, an oeuvre of 20 years. In the early set (1971-1978) there were some glari...
 

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I Am Not a Serial Killer Blu-ray Review
I Am Not a Serial Killer Blu-ray Review
I Am Not a Serial Killer Blu-ray Review

I Am Not a Serial Killer Blu-ray Review

I am Not a Serial Killer is a dark and highly original take on the serial killer genre. It is offbeat to say the least. Appropriately it is set in a small Minnesota town in the depths of winter (Christmas time in fact), but unl...
 
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A Man For All Seasons (1966) Blu-ray Review
A Man For All Seasons (1966) Blu-ray Review
A Man For All Seasons (1966) Blu-ray Review

A Man For All Seasons (1966) Blu-ray Review

When A Man For All Seasons was released in early 1967 it swept the boards at that year’s Academy Awards, winning 6 Oscars (including Best Picture, Director and Actor) and was nominated for a further 2. This was validation...
 

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We Are the Flesh Blu-ray Review
We Are the Flesh Blu-ray Review
We Are the Flesh Blu-ray Review

We Are the Flesh Blu-ray Review

Be warned that Emiliano Rocha Minter’s We Are the Flesh is a highly visceral and transgressive film that is not so much a film with a narrative as much as a feature length (at 80 minutes) body art performance piece. The n...
 
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The Spring River Flows East (1947) DVD Review
The Spring River Flows East (1947) DVD Review
The Spring River Flows East (1947) DVD Review

The Spring River Flows East (1947) DVD Review

“How much sorrow can one man have to bear? As much as a river of spring water flowing east.” These are the opening and closing lines to Cai Chusheng and Zheng Junli’s The Spring River Flows East (also known as...
 

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Cover Girl (1944) Blu-ray Review
Cover Girl (1944) Blu-ray Review
Cover Girl (1944) Blu-ray Review

Cover Girl (1944) Blu-ray Review

The current success of La La Land highlights that the musical is still a relevant genre. That particular film harks back to the MGM musicals of the 1950s and the latest release by Eureka! in their Masters of Cinema series pre-d...
 
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Tower of London (1962) Blu-ray Review
Tower of London (1962) Blu-ray Review
Tower of London (1962) Blu-ray Review

Tower of London (1962) Blu-ray Review

This B movie by Roger Corman, is one of many Vincent Price starred in through the early 1960s is sandwiched in between two other films this relates to, that really bookend Price’s career. Tower of London is in many ways a...
 

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Varieté (1925) Blu-ray release
Varieté (1925) Blu-ray release
Varieté (1925) Blu-ray release

Varieté (1925) Blu-ray release

Ewald Andre Dupont’s German film Varieté (known and shown in the USA on its release as Variety and Jealousy) is most assuredly a zeitgeist film made slap bang in the middle of the Weimar Period in Germany between the Firs...
 
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Willie Dynamite (1974) Blu-ray Review
Willie Dynamite (1974) Blu-ray Review
Willie Dynamite (1974) Blu-ray Review

Willie Dynamite (1974) Blu-ray Review

Only in Blaxploitation did we see pimps, street hustlers, drug dealers and prostitutes as the heroes of films, albeit anti-heroes. The journey of cinema to get to Blaxploitation was a long one. Up until the 1960s black characte...
 

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Army of One DVD Review
Army of One DVD Review
Army of One DVD Review

Army of One DVD Review

Army of One is the true story of Gary Faulkner, an out of work Colorado construction worker who speaks to God. All his life God has told Gary that he is destined for great things when one day he tells him to travel to Pakistan ...
 
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Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Comedies Blu-ray Review
Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Comedies Blu-ray Review
Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Comedies Blu-ray Review

Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Comedies Blu-ray Review

Charlie Chaplin’s film career began in 1914 after a few years with Vaudeville and the Fred Karno Company. He was born in South London and spent his childhood in poverty surrounded by daily struggles and alcoholism. He sta...
 

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Raising Cain (1992) Blu-ray Review
Raising Cain (1992) Blu-ray Review
Raising Cain (1992) Blu-ray Review

Raising Cain (1992) Blu-ray Review

The trouble with Raising Cain. Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain (1992) has always been problematic in its structure, either with De Palma himself, or with critics and audience alike. In one of the extras on the disc De Palma...
 
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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Blu-ray Review
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Blu-ray Review
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Blu-ray Review

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Blu-ray Review

In 1973 Sam Peckinpah received disappointing box-office returns for Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid and as a result he retreated to Mexico to make Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia the following year and planned to stay there. ...
 

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The Glass Shield (1994) Blu-ray Review
The Glass Shield (1994) Blu-ray Review
The Glass Shield (1994) Blu-ray Review

The Glass Shield (1994) Blu-ray Review

Over the years there have been many films made about police corruption. That list would include The New Centurions (1972), Serpico (1973), Colors (1988) and Training Day (2001) as well as other more recent films such as Brookly...
 
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El Sur (1983) Blu-ray Review
El Sur (1983) Blu-ray Review
El Sur (1983) Blu-ray Review

El Sur (1983) Blu-ray Review

Spanish director Victor Erice has only made two feature films, the rest of his career comprising of shorts and documentaries. His first film was the internationally acclaimed The Spirit of the Beehive (1973). Set in 1940, just ...