Blu-ray Review: Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

Hammer and vampires go together like peas and carrots, boasting a wide selection of films centering on the infamous creatures of the night, more often than not starring Christopher Lee as blood-sucker No. 1, Count Dracula. Out now from Cinema Cult for the first time on Blu-ray in Australia, Kiss…

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Hammer Review: The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)

Usually when we think of Hammer Horror, images of Christophe Lee as Dracula or Peter Cushing as Doctor Frankenstein spring to mind; characters who were originally popularised on screen during 1930s by Universal. If you’ve ever wondered where it all began for the iconic film stable, Hammer’s first significant experiment…

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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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