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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Blu-ray Review: Next of Kin (1982)

Due to a limited release on DVD, which until recently fetched a hefty price from eBay sellers, Next of Kin was somewhat of a holy grail among collectors of Ozploitation cinema. One of Quentin Tarantino’s favourite movies and often regarded as Australia’s first on-screen ghost story, the obscure, yet popular…

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Blu-ray Review: The Quiet Earth (1985)

Surviving the apocalypse and being rendered the last person on earth is a fantasy many of us have pondered. It’s also a scenario that has been explore numerous times in film, most famously adaptions from Richard Matheson’s classic novel, I Am Legend. Now available under the latest and sixth volume…

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Blu-ray Review: Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (1989)

Following a milestone screening at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival, which I narrowly missed, Alex Proyas’ (Dark City) debut feature Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds is now the fifth volume of in Umbrella Entertainment’s Beyond Genres series. Showcasing stunning artwork both inside and out by resident…

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DVD Review: To Catch a Killer (TV 1992)

We’re in the midst of a new Golden Age of television with an abundance of high-quality content available via traditional broadcasting and streaming services, often rivalling theatrically released features. Decades before this big-budget era took hold, made-for-TV movies paled greatly in comparison, especially during the early 90s, which was arguably…

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Blu-ray Review: Tully (2018)

Films about the monotonous routine of domestic life are far from rare in mainstream cinema, particular those centred around maternal figures and the thankless tasks that fill their busy days. Departing from the usual superficial take, Jason Reitman’s new comedy-drama Tully delves much deeper, following a mother of three young…

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