Blu-ray Review: Mr. Vampire (1985)

If you’ve seen one vampire film you’ve seen them all, right? Well, it may often feel that way, but if you look to Hong Kong cinema you’ll find the relentless horror-comedy Mr. Vampire; which has caught wind from the breath of movie-goers, coming to Blu-ray on July 20th from Eureka…

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Blu-ray Review: Criss Cross (1949)

Burt Lancaster cut his teeth as an actor while making his screen debut in Robert Siodmak’s noir classic The Killers in 1946. As a result of this successful collaboration, the pair reunited for the relatively lesser-known, Criss Cross, which is now available in the UK on Blu-ray from Eureka Entertainment…

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Blu-ray Review: The Specialists (1969)

Spaghetti westerns were once a dime a dozen back in the day; the Italian off-spring of Hollywood westerns with a generous sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Eureka Entertainment have released Sergio Corbucci’s underrated classic, The Specialists (originally titled Gil Specialisti) on Blu-ray from a new 4K restoration complete with a Limited…

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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: Ironweed (1987)

I’m a big fan of Jack Nicholson. I practically grew up watching Batman and I think his performance in About Schmidt is among his most underappreciated, despite earning an Oscar nomination. Although, I’ve come to realise that there’s a large bulk if titles I haven’t seen, including until recently, Ironweed,…

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Blu-ray Review: A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)

Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck You Sucker!) was the final western epic from the master filmmaker, now available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK from Eureka Entertainment, under their prestigious ‘The Masters of Cinema’ collection. Two of Hollywood’s most popular heavy hitters, Rod Steiger…

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Blu-ray Review: Der Golem (1920)

The first time I heard the term “Golem” was in an episode of The Sopranos, when the name was hurled at mob boss, Tony, by a prominent New Jersey rabbi after a business deal between the two had soured. Described as a Frankenstein-like abomination, this imposing figure in Jewish folklore…

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