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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Blu-ray Review: Darkman (1990)

Over a decade before director Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead) tried his hand at bringing Marvel’s Spider-man to the big screen, he introduced audiences to his own superhero in the form of Darkman. Based on film maker’s own short story, and paying homage to the Universal horror films of the…

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Blu-ray Review: The Guardian (1990)

In a bizarre case of the hand that rocks the cradle, director William Friedkin points the lens at nature’s dark side in The Guardian, released on Blu-ray earlier this month from Cinema Cult. Originally marketed as Friedkin’s first return to horror since 1973’s The Exorcist, our story from the annals…

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