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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DVD Review: Destroyer (1943)

Umbrella Entertainment launched a modest new series late last year to champion the old-timey action flicks in their library, Combat Classics – War Stories on Film, beginning with Destroyer, starring Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford and Marguerite Chapman. Produced by Columbia Pictures during World War II, this naval adventure follows…

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Review: Color Out of Space (2019)

HP. Lovecraft died in 1937, famed “American writer of weird fiction and horror fiction” as described in Wikipedia. Over eighty years later, his name remains a major selling point for film fans, many of whom have been eagerly awaiting the release of Color Out of Space, now in cinemas across…

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DVD Review: Hang ‘Em High (1968)

Clint Eastwood’s first Hollywood western follows upon the actor’s whirlwind success in Sergio Leone’s “Dollars” trilogy, delivering a hard-fought story of vengeance and justice set in the Oklahoma Territory of 1889. Directed by workhorse film and television director, Ted Post, Hang ‘Em High is out now on DVD from Umbrella…

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DVD Review: Under the Silver Lake (2018)

A24 is the indie film house that’s all the rage among movie-goers, particular those of a younger demographic. One of the studio’s most recent low-key features is Under the Silver Lake, which had a brief run in cinemas earlier this year through Umbrella Entertainment and has since arrived on DVD.…

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DVD Review: Reform School Girls (1986)

VHS cover-art, while amazing as it was, often oversold its respective title, but in the case of Reform School Girls, what you see it what you get. Now on DVD from Umbrella Entertainment, Tom DeSimone’s women-behind-bars staple follows a young woman, Jenny, who is sent to a reform school, ran…

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Blu-ray Review: The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

Originally slated as for release via Umbrella’s exclusive label Beyond Genres: Worlds on Film last year, The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey was unfortunately downgraded to a standard Blu-ray release in April. However, Vincent Ward’s acclaimed adventure-fantasy returns to home video in impressive clarity with new bonus content, not to mention…

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Blu-ray Review: Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

I had my first taste of Philippe Mora’s body of work recently in the form of Howling III: The Marsupials, an off-the-wall send up of cheap and nasty B-pictures, but with an Australian flavour. Now I’ve jumped back eleven years with his more celebrated ‘Ozploitation Classic’ Mad Dog Morgan, which…

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