Blu-ray Review: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

Films like Wake in Fright, Picnic at Hanging Rock or Pricilla Queen of the Desert are the “masterpieces” off Australia cinema that usually get thrown around when the topic of conversation arises. However, while recognized as such in its own right, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith isn’t as well known…

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Live by LARP: Knightriders (1981)

It’s always interesting when a director known for a particular genre suddenly deviates or changes from their usual style and subject matter. However, there’s the risk of these ambitious projects becoming overlooked. I feel this is the case for George A. Romero’s Knightriders, a unique and personal drama nestled between…

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Blu-ray Review: Jungle (2017)

Daniel Radcliffe returns to the wilderness, not as the versatile dead body we saw in 2016’s Swiss Army Man, but as young Israeli adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg in the biographical drama Jungle from Australian director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek). This survivalist feature was subject to a limited theatrical run following its…

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DVD Review: The Champagne Murders (1967)

Expanding their catalogue of World Classics, premium Australian label Umbrella Entertainment have added the rather sophisticated French mystery The Champagne Murders (Le scandale) from genre master Claude Chabrol. Following a trio of social high-flyers, the business partner of a champagne tycoon is being framed for a number of grisly murders,…

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DVD Review: Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Throughout their respective careers, director Sydney Pollack and screen icon Robert Redford collaborated on six distinguishable films between 1966 and 1990, spanning cinemas most loved genres. Without a doubt their most gripping venture is the highly secretive and deadly thriller Three Days of the Condor, which has just found it…

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Blu-ray Review: Silver Bullet (1985)

Umbrella Entertainment have hit the ground running in 2018 with their Blu-ray release of Silver Bullet, which has had the online horror community abuzz since its announcement last October. Based on Stephen King’s 1983 novella Cycle of the Werewolf, the famed author also penned the screenplay for this obscure mid-eighties…

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