Blu-ray Review: They Might Be Giants (1971)

Cinema Cult welcomed the world’s greatest detective (no, not Batman) to its broadening Blu-ray library of genre classics with They Might Be Giants, a charming comedy-mystery with a splash of romance. Starring Oscar-winners George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward, the story follows a wealthy New York City judge, Justin (Scott),…

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Blu-ray Review: Hollow Man (2000)

I personally wouldn’t place Hollow Man on any ‘favourite film’ lists, but I do hold some nostalgia for the 2000 staple, which echoed the excitement and optimism for filmmaking in the new millennium. It also proved a valuable test subject for one of my first attempts at hooking one VCR…

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Blu-ray Review: Hideaway (1995)

Home video often meant a second life for underperforming films, enabling them to eventually find an audience, but sadly there were some that still feel through the cracks. Hideaway was one of those casualties, a film practically written off upon its release, but has since been revived by Cinema Cult…

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Blu-ray Review: Fright Night (1985)

When it comes to vampire movies I don’t think you’ll find one more era-defining as Fright Night, Tom Holland’s atmospheric suburban nightmare and celebrated high-point of 80s horror cinema. Unfortunately, the landmark title has been somewhat scarce within the Australian DVD & Blu-ray market until its re-issue by Cinema Cult…

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Blu-ray Review: The Serpent & the Rainbow (1988)

I can still remember quite vividly the poster for The Serpent & the Rainbow hanging in the window of my town’s once prosperous video store. Call it my introduction to horror as the sight of a ghoulish Bill Pullman clawing out of a coffin was an image that fractured my…

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Blu-ray Review: Cat People (1982)

Cinema Cult wrapped up 2018’s slew of releases with two very distinctive horror classics; Wes Craven’s Haitian nightmare The Serpent & the Rainbow and Paul Schrader’s erotic fantasy Cat People. Based loosely on the Val Lewton original from forty-years earlier, screenwriter Alan Ormsby (Deranged) pens this re-imagining about a young…

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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: 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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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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