Reviews

Blu-ray Review: Fritz Lang’s DAS TESTAMENT DES DR. MABUSE

Fritz Lang’s Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse is a sumptuously shot thriller, which was banned by Joseph Goebbels shortly after its Berlin premiere in 1933. Mabuse (a sequel to Lang’s 1922 film, Dr. Mabuse the Gambler) follows the investigation into [...]

October 19, 2012

DVD Review: British Sci-Fi STORAGE 24

Take a measure of John Carpenter mixed spice (The Thing, Assault On Precinct 13), add a touch of Alien, a pinch of Shaun of the Dead and a smidgen of Die Hard, bring to the boil and rest. Now, get ready to serve-up some Storage 24. Director Johannes [...]

October 18, 2012

Halloween Horror DVD & Blu-ray Round-Up

Halloween is nearly here and that means that a slew of new horror related releases will be hitting the shelves. I’ve reviewed a few for your reading pleasure – maybe you’ll take a punt and watch one. Featured in this bumper review section is [...]

October 9, 2012

Blu-ray Review: THE WILD GEESE – The Original Expendables

The Expendables weren’t the first gaggle of aging mercenaries to hit the big screen, The Wild Geese shot up the screens way back in 1978. Featuring the not inconsiderable acting talents of Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Kruger [...]

October 7, 2012

Review: Craig Griffith’s THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

The world of film is changing. Advances in technology have seen the traditional methods of production and distribution shattered. The digital age means that it is now cheaper than ever to produce a film, and to gain attention through the internet [...]

October 2, 2012

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

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