Blu-ray Review: The War of the Worlds (1953)

I almost bought a copy of The War of the Worlds on several occasions as it was a regular sight in DVD bargain bins for what has felt like the longest time. It turns out my indecisiveness paid off, when the new Australian boutique label, Imprint Films, announced they’ll be…

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DVD Review: Foul Play (1978)

It’s no secret that Chevy Chase ruffled some feathers when he suddenly left Saturday Night Live halfway through its second season in 1976 to pursue a movie career in California. Almost an instant transition, the “The funniest man in America,” landed his first leading role in comedy-mystery, Foul Play, alongside…

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Blu-ray Review: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Online movie communities were abuzz this week, particularly in Australia where the new boutique label, Imprint Films, released their first wave of five titles on Blu-ray in some very premium limited edition packaging, rivalling the likes of Indicator and Arrow Video in the United Kingdom. Sorry, Wrong Number (No.2) was…

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Blu-ray Review: The Machinist (2004)

Sixteen years doesn’t quite qualify a film for ‘classic’ status by its technical definition, but I think some exception can be given to The Machinist, which really made a mark on audiences, especially enthusiastic horror fans back in 2004. Now on Blu-ray in Australia under Shock Entertainment’s sub-label, Cinema Cult,…

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Blu-ray Review: The Haunting (1999)

I remember there being a lot of buzz surrounding The Haunting as its release in cinemas grew closer. Much of the hype was built around the use of “cutting edge” digital effects and that fact it was from director, Jan de Bont, who previously gave us the action spectacles of…

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Review: In Search of Darkness (2019)

I may be a little late to the party with this review, but to quote the echoing message of American Horror Story: 1984, “…the 80s will never die.”, and it certainly hasn’t. In Search of Darkness is an epic four-hour-plus documentary feature that looks at the lasting impact of 80s…

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Blu-ray Review: Long Day’s Journey into Night (1962)

I hadn’t heard of Long Day’s Journey into Night until I came across the 1987 television production, days after Kevin Spacey’s swift #MeToo downfall. While I couldn’t help being fascinated by the subject matter, I was turned off by the actor’s presence. Now, the first big-screen adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s…

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Blu-ray Review: The Tenant (1976)

With most of the world now having endured a solid month of lockdown and social distancing, we’ve earned the right to feel a little stir-crazy and, perhaps, even paranoid. If you like watching films that reflect your own reality, then Roman Polanski’s The Tenant will have you triggered; now out…

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