Umbrella Entertainment: SUSPIRIA (1977)

Since I first ventured into the world of Italian horror with Dario Argento’s bizarre insect-infested Phenomena, my experience with the foreign genre has been a mixed but nonetheless memorable experience. Suspiria has undeniably stood out, as it did for countless fans and in celebration of its 40th anniversary Umbrella Entertainment…

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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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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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Umbrella On Demand: Bite (2015)

Last week an unexpected short day at work left me with some free time, so I sat down to watch a little horror film by the name of Bite, via Umbrella Entertainment’s On Demand streaming service. This fifth feature by Canadian director Chad Archibald is a cautionary tale about bride-to-be,…

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Review: Electric Boogaloo & Machete Maidens Unleashed!

Never has there been a history lesson in film so wildly entertaining thanks to Australian film-maker Mark Hartley, who in recent years has put together two exceptional documentary features that explore the goings-on behind two distinctive and ethically questionable eras of cinema. Together for the first time and presented in…

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