Blu-ray Review: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

Some movies define their respective year and you cannot think back to 1991 without the Kevin Costner blockbuster Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves entering your mind, whether you want it to or not. I actually didn’t see the film in its entirety until last year but was well familiar with…

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DVD Review: Rollercoast (1977)

Coupled with disaster classic, Earthquake, the lesser-known Rollercoaster comes back to DVD, but this time uncut and remastered from Via Vision Entertainment. Boasting an ensemble cast of Hollywood’s finest, George Segal stars as an amusement park safety inspector who must track down a determined saboteur from targeting rollercoasters across America.…

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DVD Review: Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

I remember Coal Miner’s Daughter being one of those ‘event’ DVD releases during the format’s glory days and while I was a pretty avid collector of classic titles at the time, it was one of the few that slipped by me. However, the classic Hollywood biopic is back on store…

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DVD Review: Midnight Express (1978)

If you’ve never seen Midnight Express, you’ve more than likely heard of it or seen the harrowing 70s classic referenced in TV and film; most notably in The Simpsons and in more darkly comedic fashion via Airplane and The Cable Guy. The latter two have always been a lingering point…

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Blu-ray Review: La Bamba (1987)

I’m quite the dork when it comes to my musical taste, which includes 50s rock ‘n’ roll, the seed of which was planted from hearing the song La Bamba on a semi-regular basis throughout my early childhood. I didn’t speak Spanish nor did I know what “Spanish” was exactly. The…

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DVD Review: Hard Times (1975)

I’ve seen a lot of Charles Bronson movies, but not nearly all of them. Hard Times ranks among my favourites from the blue-collar actor, and marks the directorial debut of Walter Hill (The Warriors). Punching its way to DVD from Via Vision Entertainment earlier this month, the mid 70s classic…

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DVD Review: The Stone Killer (1973)

Charles Bronson and director Michael Winner were a formative duo who made several films together during the 70s and 80s. On the cusp of Dead Wish fame, the franchise that would ultimately end their professional relationship, The Stone Killer proved a modest hit as a big-city police feature in the…

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Blu-ray Review: Dances with Wolves (1990)

Out now on Blu-ray from Via Vision Entertainment is Kevin Costner’s grand American feature, Dances with Wolves, a movie so big that it was sold in a two-VHS tape release in the 1990s. The era’s biggest heartthrob doubles as our lead performer playing army Lieutenant John Dunbar, a man assigned…

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Blu-ray Review : The Fly Ultimate Collection

October 2017 saw the release of five creature features centred around the most common of household pests; packaged together on Blu-ray under the eye-catching title of The Fly Ultimate Collection, from Australian distributor Via Vision Entertainment. Being today is the ominous Friday the 13th, one of only two such occurrences…

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