Blu-ray Review: Death Warmed Up (1984)

Splatter hounds rejoice because New Zealand’s open-brain nightmare Death Warmed Up is now on Blu-ray thanks to Umbrella Entertainment. Directed by schlock-master David Blyth (My Grandpa is a Vampire), this incoherent horror/sci-fi mash-up follows a man set on avenging his horrific treatment at the hands of a crazed scientist, whose…

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Blu-ray Review: Storm Boy (1976)

Umbrella Entertainment have brought many obscure Australian films to the home media market, titles that would have otherwise remained unheard of by most. However, their March line-up featured the staple classic Storm Boy, on Blu-ray for the very first time in a release I’m confident will never be matched. Based…

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Blu-ray Review: Melvin and Howard (1980)

I feel very privileged today as a reviewer of physical media for the opportunity to deliver my first write-up for Twilight Time, the honour of which goes to Jonathan Demme’s Melvin and Howard now on Blu-ray under the label’s ‘Limited Edition Series’. Paul Le Mat stars as Melvin Dummar, a…

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Blu-ray Review: Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)

March was a heavy-hitter for Blu-ray releases from Umbrella Entertainment with Philippe Mora’s Howling III: The Marsupials taking much of the spotlight via a very generous treatment for the Ozploitation classic. Unrelated to Joe Dante’s 1981 original, a sociologist studying werewolves searches for proof of their existence in Australia where…

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Blu-ray Review: Hideaway (1995)

Home video often meant a second life for underperforming films, enabling them to eventually find an audience, but sadly there were some that still feel through the cracks. Hideaway was one of those casualties, a film practically written off upon its release, but has since been revived by Cinema Cult…

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