Blu-ray Review: The Pirates of Blood River (1962)

Captain Clegg was my first escape to the select group of films often referred to as ‘Hammer’s Pirate Movies’ and remains one of my favourites from the British studio. Now thanks to Twilight Time Movies I’ve recently been able to enjoy The Pirates of Blood River, which follows a tattered…

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Blu-ray Review: A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)

Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck You Sucker!) was the final western epic from the master filmmaker, now available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from Eureka Entertainment, under their prestigious ‘The Masters of Cinema’ collection. Two of Hollywood’s most popular heavy hitters, Rod Steiger…

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Blu-ray Review: Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

Watching films from the treasure-trove that was the 1970s is more or less the primary goal each year, a decade which began fifty years ago. Next Stop, Greenwich Village was a highlight of 2019’s extensive line-up, Paul Mazursky’s slice-of-life comedy/drama produced under 20th Century Fox that soon may be under…

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Blu-ray Review: Der Golem (1920)

The first time I heard the term “Golem” was in an episode of The Sopranos, when the name was hurled at mob boss, Tony, by a prominent New Jersey rabbi after a business deal between the two had soured. Described as a Frankenstein-like abomination, this imposing figure in Jewish folklore…

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DVD Review: All I Want for Christmas (1991)

I remember All I Want for Christmas playing a lot on TV during my childhood, but strangely never around Christmas. Now it’s out on DVD from Shock Entertainment and I’ve noticed that it hasn’t exactly been resonating with movie fans, considering the nostalgia binge most of us are on. However,…

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DVD Review: Airport Collection

Spanning the course of an entire decade, Universal’s Airport series went from Oscar Nominations to the bottom the B-movie barrel. Now, forty years after the fourth and final joy flight, Airport: The Complete Air Crash Disaster Collection (I see what they did there) is out now on DVD from Australian…

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Blu-ray Review: Kiss of Death (1947)

If you’ve ever wondered where many of those film-noir clichés come from, like sharply dressed gangsters and their snappy lingo, well look no further than Henry Hathaway’s Kiss of Death, a genre icon. Currently on Blu-ray from Twilight Time Movies, leading man Victor Mature stars as a petty crook, Nick…

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Blu-ray Review: The Hospital (1971)

When I first heard of The Hospital and the fact it starred George C. Scott, I immediately pictured 90 odd minutes of him screaming at doctors, nurses and patients alike, which thankfully isn’t the case despite the odd outburst from him here and there. The iconic actor is Dr. Bock,…

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