Blu-ray Review: Antony and Cleopatra (1972)

With a strong a background in Shakespeare, not to mention a larger than life screen presence, actor Charlton Heston fought tooth and nail to bring Antony and Cleopatra to the big screen, despite no interest from major Hollywood studios. Stepping into the director’s chair for the first time, in addition,…

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Review: Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (2019)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge came out in Australia on April 10th, 1986 when I was only 19-months-old. Now, while being obviously far too young to retain any sort of memory from the first ‘Elm Street’ sequel, I was able to experience the journey the film had…

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DVD Review: In & Out (1997)

I remember when In & Out came out, no pun intended. There was a lot of fanfare surrounding the film and entertainment critics acted like it was trendy to be ‘cool’ with gay people, even though it was a far less welcoming world compared to today. Shock Entertainment has re-issued…

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Blu-ray Review: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Science-fiction cinema throughout the 1950s was usually reserved for B pictures; low-risk money makers for the major studios. However, with the threat of Communism reaching high levels of paranoia throughout the United States, the popular genre became the means for a terrifying public service announcement amidst the ‘Red Scare’. Invasion…

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Blu-ray Review: The Big Chill (1983)

Needless to say, the world is a very different place compared to thirty-five odd years ago and given the current state of affairs, a frightening one at that. I’m sure a lot of us are naturally longing for simpler times, which is why The Big Chill couldn’t have come to…

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Blu-ray Review: The Children of Huang Shi (2008)

I feel like there was a period when Australian films were barely marketed, especially from Australia itself, unless you were really in tune with the indie cinema scene. The Children of Huang Shi, also known as Children of the Silk Road, is one such example: a multi-joint production that quickly…

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Blu-ray Review: Top Secret (1984)

Most up and coming actors start with small roles on either television or film, but Juilliard graduate Val Kilmer came out of the gate with top billing in the spy-parody Top Secret! from the creators of Flying High and The Naked Gun. Now on Blu-ray for the first time ever…

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DVD Review: Itsy Bitsy (2019)

Scary movies about spiders pretty much sell themselves as did Itsy Bitsy which was produced last year by Shout! Studio, and has since crawled down the water spout to DVD & Digital in Australia through Eagle Entertainment. Kara is a single mother struggling to raise her two children following an…

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