Blu-ray Review: Razorback (1984)

I don’t remember the first movie I saw, but Razorback is among one of my earliest memories. Censorship and my parents rarely crossed paths, so it was no surprise that I caught the pivotal opening scene of Russell Mulcahy’s classic on television. With my young mind barely able to process…

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Review: The Meg (2018)

In this age of throwbacks and seemingly endless fanfare, B-movie bliss has been embraced by modern day creature-feature The Meg, which has lead one of the most fun and enthusiastic marketing campaigns in recent years. With countless posters, trailers, and online gimmicks, the build-up has been a treat within itself,…

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Blu-ray Review: The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Home invasion horror has long been a popular sub-genre with titles such as You’re Next and Don’t Breathe proving big hits in recently years. However, while most take a serious rout, Wes Craven capitalised on the child-friendly Home Alone with his the outrageous and utterly bonkers The People Under the…

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Blu-ray Review: American Pastoral (2016)

Based on Phillip Roth’s celebrated novel, American Pastoral marks the directorial debut of Ewan McGregor, who takes on the ambitious take of adapting what has been described as a manifestation of the “indigenous American berserk”. Now available on Blu-ray from Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, our story centres on a former…

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Blu-ray Review: Escape from Absolom (1994)

I remember 1994 being a pretty jam-packed year regarding my questionable viewing habits. Between the family oriented hits of The Lion King and the comedic classic Dumb and Dumber, action was king with box office hit Speed being subject to constant rewind. Escape from Absolom was a stab-in-the-dark VHS rental…

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Blu-ray Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

I consciously skipped Pacific Rim: Uprising during its run in cinemas earlier this year, simply due to a lack of interest despite my enjoyment of Guillermo del Toro’s original from 2013. However, thanks to the ever quickening turn-around time of home media, I caught up with the long awaited sequel…

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Blu-ray Review: Dagon (2001)

Umbrella Entertainment’s curiously anticipated third volume of dedicated sub-label Beyond Genres: Worlds on Film, gives Stuart Gordon’s film adaptation of Dagon the Blu-ray release fans longed for. Based loosely on two stories from H.P. Lovecraft, his 1931 novella The Shadow over Innsmouth and his 1919 short story, the film’s namesake,…

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Blu-ray Review: Darkman (1990)

Over a decade before director Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead) tried his hand at bringing Marvel’s Spider-man to the big screen, he introduced audiences to his own superhero in the form of Darkman. Based on film maker’s own short story, and paying homage to the Universal horror films of the…

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