Reviews

Blu-ray Review: Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic CLEOPATRA

Eureka DVD’s latest film in its Masters of Cinema series is Cleopatra, Cecil B. DeMille’s 1934 epic starring Claudette Colbert in the title role. The film is luscious on Blu-ray, with the 1:37: 1 aspect ratio highlighting the magnitude of the [...]

September 11, 2012

Blu-ray Review: THE SWEENEY Series One

Much has been written about The Sweeney over the last forty years – and all of it is true – it’s a rip-roaring detective drama, with fantastic characters, great scripts and spot-on acting. Creator Ian Kennedy Martin based The Sweeney on the [...]

September 10, 2012

Review: British Gangster Film ST GEORGE’S DAY

I’m not really a big fan of British gangster films, they’re usually derivative and much too pleased with themselves to be entertaining. However, St George’s Day snuck up on me and surprised me in a big way. Not only is the film enjoyable, but [...]

September 7, 2012

DVD Review: DARK MIRROR Fails To Shine

This 2007 shot ‘shocker’ is a sub-standard entry into the horror canon. Dark Mirror ultimately fails because of its weighty pretensions, poor character development and lack of cohesion. Lisa Vidal plays Deborah, a photographer who moves [...]

September 2, 2012

DVD Review: Vincent Cassel In Gothic Drama THE MONK

The DVD cover of The Monk states that it is the “Horror Of The Year…Far Superior To The Woman In Black” – don’t believe it. While The Monk may have supernatural elements, it’s actually a gothic drama – not a horror. A rather [...]

August 29, 2012

DVD Review: THE REVEREND Is A Dire British Horror Film

A young Reverend is attacked by a vampire, and he uses his new found bloodlust to clean up his corrupt village. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Well, don’t get excited – it’s terrible. Don’t let the inclusion of Rutger Hauer’s name [...]

August 27, 2012

DVD/Blu-Ray Review: LET’S WASH OUR BRAINS RoGoPaG

Let’s Wash Our Brains: RoGoPaG is a socially driven anthology film directed Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Ugo Gregoretti. The four tales in the film aren’t interconnected, but they are all high on social [...]

August 27, 2012

DVD Review: British Vampire Film THE HARSH LIGHT OF DAY

British vampire thriller, The Harsh Light of Day is writer/director Oliver S. Milburn’s feature-length directorial debut. The low-budget film may not be a total success, but at least Milburn attempts to add something different to this horror [...]

August 24, 2012

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