Blu-ray Review: Cat People (1982)

Cinema Cult wrapped up 2018’s slew of releases with two very distinctive horror classics; Wes Craven’s Haitian nightmare The Serpent & the Rainbow and Paul Schrader’s erotic fantasy Cat People. Based loosely on the Val Lewton original from forty-years earlier, screenwriter Alan Ormsby (Deranged) pens this re-imagining about a young…

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Blu-ray Review: The Chain Reaction (1980)

Trailing the exhaust fumes left in the wake of Mad Max, Australia’s brand of exploitation cinema reached new heights in the form of The Chain Reaction from veteran film and television director Ian Barry. Unearthed and fully remastered by Umbrella Entertainment, the obscure action sci-fi smashed its way onto Blu-ray…

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Blu-ray Review: You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Scottish-born director Lynne Ramsay only has a handful of films to her name, but is synonymous with well-crafted and hard-edged narratives. Her latest feature, You Were Never Really Here had come with much anticipation ahead of its brief run in Australian cinemas last September. Now available on Blu-ray from Umbrella…

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Blu-ray Review: Frog Dreaming (1986)

Capping off 2018’s slate of ‘Ozploitation Classics’ Umbrella Entertainment have given Brian Trenchard-Smith’s childhood-centric Frog Dreaming (The Quest, The Go-Kids) a welcome HD upgrade, restored from a new 4K scan. Often dubbed a ‘VHS favourite’ among those who grew up during the mid-80s and early 90s, Cody is young American…

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Blu-ray Review: This Island Earth (1955)

While last year’s line-up of Cinema Cult releases focused on the lesser known from names synonymous with horror, I was glad to see the label find dip their toes into some 50s science fiction with This Island Earth. Often regarded as a quintessential title, Universal Studio’s first colour entry in…

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Blu-ray Review: Day of the Dead – Ultimate Edition

Unjustly criticised upon its release, with some prominent film critics missing the point entirely, George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead has since become recognised as one of the most significant and influential zombie films of all time; on equal footing with its two predecessors, Dawn of the Dead and…

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Blu-ray Review: Dances with Wolves (1990)

Out now on Blu-ray from Via Vision Entertainment is Kevin Costner’s grand American feature, Dances with Wolves, a movie so big that it was sold in a two-VHS tape release in the 1990s. The era’s biggest heartthrob doubles as our lead performer playing army Lieutenant John Dunbar, a man assigned…

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Blu-ray Review: Light Sleeper (1992)

Have you heard of Light Sleeper? I hadn’t either, until a few months ago, but now we can thank Umbrella Entertainment for having dusted off this early 90s classic for a HD upgrade, which hit Blu-ray for the first time worldwide on October 3rd. Written and directed by Paul Schrader,…

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