Blu-ray Review: The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)

Fifth film and fourth sequel in the Invisible Man series, The Invisible Man’s Revenge accompanies Gill-man sequel Revenge of the Creature from September’s vengeance-fuelled titles on Blu-ray under Shock Entertainment’s dedicated label Cinema Cult. All but completely removed from the 1933 original, fugitive Robert Griffin is aided by an eccentric…

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Blu-ray Review: The Cotton Club (1984)

Francis Ford Coppola’s ambitious jazz peppered crime-drama is the biggest film from 1984 you probably haven’t heard of. Despite critical praise the film was a box office failure, earning less than half of its $58 million budget. Now available on Blu-ray from Umbrella Entertainment, The Cotton Club springs to life…

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Blu-ray Review: Chappaquiddick (2017)

Derived from the Native American word “cheppiaquidne”, meaning “separated island”, Chappaquiddick is a common word in the vocabulary of American politics, one synonymous with scandal. On the night of July 18th, 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy was involved in a fatal car accident on Chappaquiddick island, Massachusetts, which claimed the life…

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DVD Review: Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

Out now on DVD from Shock Entertainment under their Hollywood Gold Series, is Fun with Dick and Jane, a comedy from versatile director Ted Kotcheff (Wake in Fright), starring George Segal and Jane Fonda as our titular couple. Dick Harper is a successful aerospace engineer but when he is suddenly…

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DVD Review: LBJ (2016)

Since its premier at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival, Rob Reiner’s independent biography drama LBJ has floated around select cinemas across the globe, with a brief run in Australia from late March to early April 2018. Now available on DVD through distributor Umbrella Entertainment, this presidential feature focuses on…

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Blu-ray Review: Tender Mercies (1983)

Bruce Beresford is one of Australia’s most accomplished filmmakers, one who has been celebrated several times by distributor Umbrella Entertainment via quality releases of his early works on home media. Earlier this month, Beresford’s American debut feature Tender Mercies arrived on Blu-ray, a sombre tale of a middle-aged country singer…

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Blu-ray Review: Boar (2018)

I would never have predicted that in the space of a week, two Australian movies about a killer pig would arrive in my mail box. First was Russell Mulcahy’s stylish classic Razorback, a film which now has a rival in the newly released Boar from director Chris Sun (Charlie’s Farm).…

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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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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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