Umbrella Entertainment: The Andromeda Strain (1971)

I can’t imagine a lot of people jumping up and down for this DVD, but as a keen fan of ‘70s science fiction Umbrella Entertainment has made an exceptional choice with adding The Andromeda Strain to their library. Based on Michael Crichton’s 1969 novel of the same name, a group…

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Umbrella Entertainment: The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)

You probably didn’t know that not only is The Return of Captain Invincible an Australian film, but our very first superhero movie (not to mention a rare hybrid musical to boot). Dwelling in the abysses of alcoholism, a retired Captain Invincible, played by American actor Alan Arkin, has been living…

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Cinema Cult: 8MM (1999)

“When you dance with the devil, the devil doesn’t change. The devil changes you.” Among us collectors of psychical media, speculation mounts each month over which titles Cinema Cult will be adding to their ever expanding catalogue. One of the two latest acquisitions for November was surprisingly Joel Schumacher’s overlooked thriller 8MM, an ideal…

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Via Vision Entertainment: Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

Regular cinema- goers of the early 2000s would have easily been forgiven for assuming Riding in Cars with Boys was just another Drew Barrymore vehicle (no pun intended), but there’s more two this dramatic comedy than meets the eye as I discovered for myself thanks to the film’s first ever…

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Umbrella Entertainment: The Entity (1982)

Based on one of the most extraordinary cases in parapsychology, The Entity is a supernatural thriller that has experienced somewhat of a resurgence in recent years due to the wave of true story-inspired horror films like The Conjuring. Sidney J. Furie’s classic returns to Blu-ray in what can only be…

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