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The Sniper by James-Masaki Ryan (9th September 2021)

"The Sniper" (1952) Eddie Miller (played by Arthur Franz) is a seemingly average young man in the city, living along and working a day job like anyone else. But Eddie is sick and he knows that he is. He has difficulty with women. No matter where he turns there are obviously many around him, but no matter what, he always sees the negative side of them. From promiscuous young women his age or younger, mothers scolding their kids he sees them with hurtful eyes. He's visiting a psychiatrist to curb his difficulty and dark thoughts, but with his doctor out of town, he is on his own. But random hate turns to more violent urges, with Eddie getting out his rifle, and starting a deadly rampage in town. A word about the picture which follows: High among police problems is that of the sex criminal, responsible last year alone for offenses which victimized 31,175 women. Adequate and understanding laws do not exist. Law enforcement is helpless. Here, in terms of one case, is the story of a man whose enemy was womankind. This is the opening text to "The Sniper" before the Columbia logo is introduced. This was not a...


Whale Hunting by James-Masaki Ryan (8th September 2021)

"Whale Hunting" <고래 사냥> (1984) Byung-tae (played by Kim Soo-chul) is a college kid without direction in life. Shy, nerdy, and scrawny, he has never been with a girl, doesn't have friends, and is not interested in studies either. One evening he is nearly arrested but is rescued by Min-wu (played by Ahn Sung-ki), a homeless man who seems to have every trick up his sleeve. Literally so, as his jacket is filled with various knick-knacks and survival tools, from a toothbrush and razor for hygiene, to sunglasses and a cane to pretend he is blind. With Byung-tae running away from home without any particular purpose, he forms a bond with the older and seemingly wiser Min-wu into surviving on the streets. It's through this new life in the streets that Byung-tae runs into Chun-ja (played by Lee Mi-sook), a young mute girl working in a brothel. She doesn't want to be there and she doesn't want to take part in working there, looking to somehow return home. Byung-tae finally finds a purpose, and that i...


The River by James-Masaki Ryan (3rd September 2021)

"The River" (1951) Harriet (played by Patricia Walters) is a young teenage English girl living with her family in India near the Ganges river. Her father (played by Esmond Knight" runs a jute mill and the family of seven are able to live a nice and comfortable life in a fairly large home which includes the children's nanny Nan (played by Suprova Mukerjee) where they grow up with both English and Indian traditions. One day, their neighbor's cousin Captain John (played by Thomas E. Breen) arrives to stay for some time. An American pilot who lost a leg in battle, the young man captures the heart of Harriet who for the first time sees a male figure through the eyes of love. Though he is more closer in age to her older sister, she doesn't give up on the thought of one day falling for him. "The River" was a novel written by Rumer Godden and published in 1946. Based heavily on her own life in India as a child, it was...


After Love by James-Masaki Ryan (28th August 2021)

"After Love" (2020) Mary Hussain (played by Joanna Scanlan) is a middle aged English woman who suddenly becomes a widow when her husband Ahmed (played Nasser Memarzia) passes away unexpectedly. But then she discovers some text messages on his phone from a woman named Genevieve (played by Nathalie Richard) across the English Channel in France. Mary discovers that she was having a relationship with Ahmed. Not just a recent relationship but to the extent that he and Genevieve have a teenage son together. Filmmaker Aleem Khan's feature length directorial debut is an incredibly personal work, as a tribute to his mother, a tribute to faith, and an emotionally difficult look at truths being unfolded through death. Khan's mother is a white woman that converted to Islam through marriage and the character of Mary is a character that also does the same. Islamic women as lead characters in cinema is extremely rare - white or otherwise, and what Scanlan brings to the screen is s...


Where's Poppa? by Eric Cotenas (26th August 2021)

Nearing middle-age, criminal defense attorney Gordon Hochester (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'s George Segal) yearns to be free of his senile eighty-seven year old widowed mother (Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice?'s Ruth Gordon). Since he made a deathbed promise to his father to take care of her, he cannot 20010101even conceive of putting her in a home; instead, he dons various costumes – the latest a gorilla suit – and attempt to frighten her to death. All she sees, however, is a little boy playing pranks and constantly bemoans, "Where's poppa?" He is becoming increasingly distracted by fantasies of novel forms of matricide that his work suffers, his latest failure being his defense of a hippie Vietnam protestor (This is Spinal Tap's Rob Reiner) whose military colonel assault victim (...


The Proposition by James-Masaki Ryan (25th August 2021)

"The Proposition" (2005) After a brutal shootout between the police, outlaws and brothers Charlie Burns (played by Guy Pearce) and Mikey Burns (played by Richard Wilson) are the lone survivors, apprehended by Captain Stanley (played by Ray Winstone). They are accused of the brutal murders of the Hopkins family, though their older brother Arthur (played by Danny Huston) is still on the run. The Captain will do anything to capture the older brother and gives middle brother Charlie an interesting proposition: That he would be set free, but must find and kill his older brother by Christmas. If he doesn't, the youngest brother Charlie would be hanged that day. Without a choice, Charlie sets out on a quest into the far deserted lands of the outback to save one brother and to sacrifice the other. When looking at the western genre, almost all of them are centered around the American west in the late 1880s where the cowboys, outlaws, sheriffs, and native Indians have collided ...


The Pawnbroker by James-Masaki Ryan (22nd August 2021)

"The Pawnbroker" (1964) Sol Nazerman (played by Rod Steiger) is an owner of a pawn shop in Harlem. Cold and stubborn, he has a number of patrons daily that try to bargain with him but he rarely if ever gives a smile or a better deal for his customers. That said, he is still idolized by young shop assistant Jesus Ortiz (played by Jaime Sánchez) and social worker Marilyn (played by Geraldine Fitzgerald) who can sense there is a small amount of light within his dark soul. But Sol was not always this way. He survived the Holocaust and has been forever haunted by the deaths of his children and his wife, affecting him mentally and emotionally all these years later. Based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Edward Lewis Wallant, "The Pawnbroker as a film broke a lot of new ground for American cinema. It was the first American film to have a Holocaust survivor as the main character. It was also the first film to have topless nudity and be approved by the Production C...


Adoption by Eric Cotenas (19th August 2021)

C.I.D.A.L.C. Award: Márta Mészáros (winner), Golden Berlin Bear: Márta Mészáros (winner), Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Film Award: Márta Mészáros (winner), and OCIC Award - Recommendation: Márta Mészáros (winner) - Berlin International Film Festival, 1975 Gold Hugo (Best Feature): Márta Mészáros (nominee) - Widowed forty-two year old factory worker Kata (A Half Pint of Beer's Katalin Berek) has decided that she wants a baby. She is in good health, is financially stable, has her own home, and does not expect her boyfriend Jóska (The Unbearable Lightness of Being's László Szabó) to leave his wife Erzsi (...


Beauty and the Beast by Eric Cotenas (19th August 2021)

International Fantasy Film Award - Special Mention: Juraj Herz (winner) and Best Film: Juraj Herz (nominee) - Fantasporto 1982 Medalla Sitges en Oro de Ley (Best Director): Juraj Herz (winner) - While her elder sisters Gábinka (The House in Karp Lane's Jana Brejchová) and Málinka (The Lanfier Colony's Zuzana Kocúriková) set their sights on suitors, young Julia (Lady Chatterley's Lover's Zdena Studenková) happily thinks only of keeping her merchant father Otec (Bohemian Rapture's Václav Voska) company...


Prophecy by Eric Cotenas (17th August 2021)

Frustrated with the futility of working as a health officer in the ghettos, Rob (Damien: Omen II's Robert Foxworth) takes an assignment in Maine with the Environmental Protection Agency who hope to break a stalemate between a local Native American population and a paper company over a hundred thousand acres of forest. The paper mill tries to ingratiate themselves to Rob and his wife Maggie (Windows' Talia Shire) by furnishing them with a car and a house on the lake but the couple also witness a violent confrontation between safety officer Isley's ('s Richard Dysart) men and a Native American blockade lead by highly-educated John Hawks (Little Darlings' ...


Day of the Animals by Anthony Arrigo (16th August 2021)

After the success of director William Girdler’s Jaws-of-the-woods film "Grizzly" (1976) the decision was made to keep the animal exploitation train a runnin’ with Girdler delivering another man-vs-nature picture a year later, "Day of the Animals" (1977). "Grizzly" offers only a couple of lines of dialogue about humanity’s encroachment on nature whereas "Day of the Animals" offers no such subtlety – here, the depletion of Earth’s ozone layer causes all animals (and some people) at high elevation to go insane, prompting aggressive behavior and unprovoked attacks. Girdler’s film is populated with several creatures that are trainable enough to “attack” actors on camera – birds, cougars, bears, dogs – and unlike most of "Grizzly" these bouts are better staged and edited. The film doesn’t quite know what to do once the plot has been set, however, leading to a largely dull feature that exists in infamy for one great reason: co-star Leslie Nielsen, long before his days of comedy, delivering a batshit performance that ends with him wrestling a bear. An opening crawl informs viewers of Earth’s rapidly eroding ozone layer before introducing ...


Babymother by James-Masaki Ryan (14th August 2021)

"Babymother" (1998) Anita (played by Anjela Lauren Smith), Sharon (played by Caroline Chikezie), and Yvette (played by Jocelyn Jee Esien) are young women in their twenties with a dream to hit it big in the reggae music scene. Anita's boyfriend and babyfather Byron (played by Wil Johnson) has already made his name popular locally as a soulful reggae singer, and now the girls feel it is their time to shine. "Babymother" is a film that was rare in its day and is still a rare production more than two decades later. Directed and co-written by Julien Henriques with an all black cast taking place in London, it was a musical unlike any other. While it may fall in the category of a "musical", there is more in common with works such as "The Harder They Come" (1972) or ...


Black Water by James-Masaki Ryan (9th August 2021)

"Black Water" (2007) Adam (played by Andy Rodoreda), his wife Grace (played by Diana Glenn), and her younger sister Lee (played by Maeve Dermody) take a short road trip to a swampland area where they meet Jim (played by Ben Oxenbould), who offers to take them on a small fishing tour for the afternoon. Things immediately turn terrifying when a large crocodile tips over their boat, and stranding them in the rural swamp, without any way of contacting for help. A large number crocodile attacks on locals and tourists in Australia over the years, some being fatal. One attack just happened a few days ago as of this writing with two soldiers being attacked in northern Queensland, both men luckily surviving the ordeal. (A news clip from ABC News Australia from August 7th, 2021). "Black Water" is not so far fetched as other survival horror man vs. nature films out there, and the opening states that the story is ba...


Windrider by James-Masaki Ryan (7th August 2021)

"Windrider" (1986) PC (played by Tom Burlinson) loves windsurfing. So much so that he's built house right by the sea and uses much of his company time thinking of how to improve his board and sail more than anything else. Living a carefree life as his father (played by Charles 'Bud' Tingwell) is the head of the company, PC has never had to worry about much in life, even if his relationship with his father was not exactly close. Things change for him when he encounters Jade (played by Nicole Kidman), a singer for a local rock band. He falls madly for her but she could care less about his antics to try to win her heart. "Windrider" takes many cues from teen-aimed comedies of the 1980s Hollywood, from "Risky Business" (1983) to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) where lots of sight gags, youth vs the world attitudes, awkward situations, and innocent love stories melded toget...


The Wraith by Anthony Arrigo (5th August 2021)

After what felt like an interminable wait the Vestron Video line has returned once again, this time championing a cult title that has been long overdue for a Blu-ray release, The Wraith (1986). Ostensibly led by Charlie Sheen, the film follows a wraith that appears out of thin air in the desert, driving a souped-up Dodge Turbo Interceptor, as it methodically eliminates the members of a local gang of car-thieving criminals. Despite his prominence Sheen supposedly only worked for a day on the film – which seems insane to me because he's in a handful of scenes that take place in multiple locations. That must have been a scheduling nightmare. Everything about this film screams "B-movie" yet writer/director Mike Marvin adds several seemingly minor artistic flourishes that flesh out this world and enrich the wraith's mystery while also managing to provide villains that have more personality than the good guys. Billy Hankins (Matthew Barry) has been having a hard time adjusting to life after the death of his brother, Jamie. Making matters worse is the fact Jamie's killers – a ruthless car ring led by Packard (Nick Cassavetes) – are still roaming free; they even taunt Billy at his job. Packard has taken Jamie's former girlfriend, Keri...


Baise-moi by Robert Segedy (5th August 2021)

"Baise-moi" (2000) Hold it now, a word of warning before we proceed: “This film contains prolonged sex scenes of an Extremely Explicit Nature and Scenes of Graphic Violence, which some viewers may find shocking and disturbing.” There, right up front on the box cover, is this warning. Make of that what you wish. Baise-moi caused quite a bit of a ruckus when it was released back in 2000 in France, and it was forced to be re-rated by the French government to the dreaded X rating. This led the film to be pulled from many cinemas because there really wasn’t any X rated theaters anymore. And to think that the French are usually considered to be a tad more liberal when it comes to explicit sex on the screen. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Virginie Despentes and co-directed with Coralie Trinh Thi, a former porn actress, comes this corrosive piece of French cinema. There isn’t much to really comment on here, except that this film is not to be dismissed as merely another woman’s lib propaganda film, hardly disguising itself as a vicious comme...


Drive-In Delirium: The Final Conflict by James-Masaki Ryan (31st July 2021)

"Drive-In Delirium: The Final Conflict" After multiple volumes on DVD and Blu-ray, Umbrella Entertainment's series of trailer complications "Drive-In Delirium" is coming to a close. On Blu-ray, first there was "Drive-In Delirium: '60s and '70s Savagery", which was released alongside "Drive-In Delirium: Maximum '80s Overdrive" which had a combined total of 250 movie trailers from those decades. The next entry borrowed its name from the "Gremlins" sequel, with "Drive-In Delirium: The New Batch" with 175 more trailers. "Drive-In Delirium: Dead by Dawn" was next, borrowing its name from the "Evil Dead II" subtitle, and simultaneously there was "Drive-In Delirium: With a Vengeance", taking its name from the ...


The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover by James-Masaki Ryan (28th July 2021)

"The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" (1989) Richard Boarst (played by Richard Bohringer) is the chef of Le Hollandais, a lavishly large and atmospheric restaurant where he must abide by the new owner's strict demands in preparation and presentation. Albert Spica (played by Michael Gambon) is the mobster who owns Le Hollandais. A sadistic and greasy figure who is bossy and cruel not just to the chef, but also to his underlings as well as his wife. His wife Georgina (played by Helen Mirren) is in an abusive relationship with her husband who constantly harasses her sexually, mentally, and physically in front of everyone though she is no strong enough to break away from him. Then there is Michael (played by Alan Howard), a bookshop owner who dines nightly at Le Hollandais while reading. It is at the restaurant that he and Georgina start a sexual relationship, but what will become of them once the sadistic husband finds out about their new relationship? Artist and ...


Wild Search by Eric Cotenas (27th July 2021)

When a police bust on an illegal weapons deal in an empty apartment ends in heavy gunfire, the only body the police find when they break into the apartment is that of the realtor Ha (Gorgeous' Elaine Jin) and her now-orphaned four year old daughter Ka Ka (The Heroic Trio's Cheuk Yan Chan). Lead investigator Lau Chung Pong (The Replacement Killers' Chow Yun-Fat) does not realize at first when looks into Ha's private life that the woman was in deep in criminal activity until they find Ha's apartment ransacked. While Ha's embittered farmer father Lee (Peking Opera Blues' Feng Ku) frightens his granddaughter by ranting about her mother's city li...


House of Wax: Collector's Edition by Anthony Arrigo (26th July 2021)

The somewhat auspicious debut of Dark Castle's film slate with House on Haunted Hill (1999) suggested horror fans were in for a spate of William Castle remakes and stories heavily inspired by classic horror of the 1930s-1950s, a theme the company did maintain until their fifth film, House of Wax (2005). A remake-in-name-only, the film actually feels like it owes more to director David Schmoeller's Tourist Trap (1979) than either of the previous two "wax museum" pictures. But what does any of that matter when you can "watch Paris die"?, as the marketing gleefully focused heavily on audiences' desire to see then-hot reality star Paris Hilton get offed in gruesome fashion. That novelty aside, this is a halfway good feature with outstanding production design, set construction, and nasty kills hampered by forgettable characters and plenty of bad acting. The early aughts were not kind to horror fans. A carload of friends heading to a football game in Louisiana is derailed when a night spent camping is interrupted by a weirdo in a truck followed by a suddenly-broken car the next morning. Carly (Elisha Cuthbert) and her boyfriend, Wade (Jared Padalecki), decide to stay behind and find new parts for the vehicle while everyone else takes...


Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 by James-Masaki Ryan (24th July 2021)

Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 When listing the most influential filmmakers of all time, it would be hard to find a list that didn't include Ingmar Bergman. The Swedish auteur became the most recognized name in Swedish cinema through his works as a director as well as a writer, delving deep into the human psyche with dark yet enlightening stories of love and loss, unforgettable surreal images in the midst of straightforward reality, and hypnotic visuals especially that of the extreme closeups of faces. While his works from the 1950s onward were critically lauded internationally, his earliest works in the 1940s are rarely mentioned. As a young filmmaker, his earliest works may not have the stature of his later works, but they are certainly worth a look for film fans and those interested in seeing the early seeds of what eventually was coined "Bergman-esque". "Torment" (Hets) (1944) Jan-Erik (played by Alf Kjellin) is a student that is not terribly focused on his studies, especially with his sadistically tough Latin teacher who the kids nickname "Caligula" (...


Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 by James-Masaki Ryan (24th July 2021)

Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 When listing the most influential filmmakers of all time, it would be hard to find a list that didn't include Ingmar Bergman. The Swedish auteur became the most recognized name in Swedish cinema through his works as a director as well as a writer, delving deep into the human psyche with dark yet enlightening stories of love and loss, unforgettable surreal images in the midst of straightforward reality, and hypnotic visuals especially that of the extreme closeups of faces. While his works from the 1950s onward were critically lauded internationally, his earliest works in the 1940s are rarely mentioned. As a young filmmaker, his earliest works may not have the stature of his later works, but they are certainly worth a look for film fans and those interested in seeing the early seeds of what eventually was coined "Bergman-esque". "Torment" (Hets) (1944) Jan-Erik (played by Alf Kjellin) is a student that is not terribly focused on his studies, especially with his sadistically tough Latin teacher who the kids nickname "Caligula" (...


Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 by James-Masaki Ryan (24th July 2021)

Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 When listing the most influential filmmakers of all time, it would be hard to find a list that didn't include Ingmar Bergman. The Swedish auteur became the most recognized name in Swedish cinema through his works as a director as well as a writer, delving deep into the human psyche with dark yet enlightening stories of love and loss, unforgettable surreal images in the midst of straightforward reality, and hypnotic visuals especially that of the extreme closeups of faces. While his works from the 1950s onward were critically lauded internationally, his earliest works in the 1940s are rarely mentioned. As a young filmmaker, his earliest works may not have the stature of his later works, but they are certainly worth a look for film fans and those interested in seeing the early seeds of what eventually was coined "Bergman-esque". "Torment" (Hets) (1944) Jan-Erik (played by Alf Kjellin) is a student that is not terribly focused on his studies, especially with his sadistically tough Latin teacher who the kids nickname "Caligula" (...


Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 by James-Masaki Ryan (24th July 2021)

Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 When listing the most influential filmmakers of all time, it would be hard to find a list that didn't include Ingmar Bergman. The Swedish auteur became the most recognized name in Swedish cinema through his works as a director as well as a writer, delving deep into the human psyche with dark yet enlightening stories of love and loss, unforgettable surreal images in the midst of straightforward reality, and hypnotic visuals especially that of the extreme closeups of faces. While his works from the 1950s onward were critically lauded internationally, his earliest works in the 1940s are rarely mentioned. As a young filmmaker, his earliest works may not have the stature of his later works, but they are certainly worth a look for film fans and those interested in seeing the early seeds of what eventually was coined "Bergman-esque". "Torment" (Hets) (1944) Jan-Erik (played by Alf Kjellin) is a student that is not terribly focused on his studies, especially with his sadistically tough Latin teacher who the kids nickname "Caligula" (...


Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 by James-Masaki Ryan (24th July 2021)

Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 When listing the most influential filmmakers of all time, it would be hard to find a list that didn't include Ingmar Bergman. The Swedish auteur became the most recognized name in Swedish cinema through his works as a director as well as a writer, delving deep into the human psyche with dark yet enlightening stories of love and loss, unforgettable surreal images in the midst of straightforward reality, and hypnotic visuals especially that of the extreme closeups of faces. While his works from the 1950s onward were critically lauded internationally, his earliest works in the 1940s are rarely mentioned. As a young filmmaker, his earliest works may not have the stature of his later works, but they are certainly worth a look for film fans and those interested in seeing the early seeds of what eventually was coined "Bergman-esque". "Torment" (Hets) (1944) Jan-Erik (played by Alf Kjellin) is a student that is not terribly focused on his studies, especially with his sadistically tough Latin teacher who the kids nickname "Caligula" (...


Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 by James-Masaki Ryan (24th July 2021)

Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 When listing the most influential filmmakers of all time, it would be hard to find a list that didn't include Ingmar Bergman. The Swedish auteur became the most recognized name in Swedish cinema through his works as a director as well as a writer, delving deep into the human psyche with dark yet enlightening stories of love and loss, unforgettable surreal images in the midst of straightforward reality, and hypnotic visuals especially that of the extreme closeups of faces. While his works from the 1950s onward were critically lauded internationally, his earliest works in the 1940s are rarely mentioned. As a young filmmaker, his earliest works may not have the stature of his later works, but they are certainly worth a look for film fans and those interested in seeing the early seeds of what eventually was coined "Bergman-esque". "Torment" (Hets) (1944) Jan-Erik (played by Alf Kjellin) is a student that is not terribly focused on his studies, especially with his sadistically tough Latin teacher who the kids nickname "Caligula" (...


Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 by James-Masaki Ryan (24th July 2021)

Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 When listing the most influential filmmakers of all time, it would be hard to find a list that didn't include Ingmar Bergman. The Swedish auteur became the most recognized name in Swedish cinema through his works as a director as well as a writer, delving deep into the human psyche with dark yet enlightening stories of love and loss, unforgettable surreal images in the midst of straightforward reality, and hypnotic visuals especially that of the extreme closeups of faces. While his works from the 1950s onward were critically lauded internationally, his earliest works in the 1940s are rarely mentioned. As a young filmmaker, his earliest works may not have the stature of his later works, but they are certainly worth a look for film fans and those interested in seeing the early seeds of what eventually was coined "Bergman-esque". "Torment" (Hets) (1944) Jan-Erik (played by Alf Kjellin) is a student that is not terribly focused on his studies, especially with his sadistically tough Latin teacher who the kids nickname "Caligula" (...


Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 by James-Masaki Ryan (24th July 2021)

Ingmar Bergman Volume 1 When listing the most influential filmmakers of all time, it would be hard to find a list that didn't include Ingmar Bergman. The Swedish auteur became the most recognized name in Swedish cinema through his works as a director as well as a writer, delving deep into the human psyche with dark yet enlightening stories of love and loss, unforgettable surreal images in the midst of straightforward reality, and hypnotic visuals especially that of the extreme closeups of faces. While his works from the 1950s onward were critically lauded internationally, his earliest works in the 1940s are rarely mentioned. As a young filmmaker, his earliest works may not have the stature of his later works, but they are certainly worth a look for film fans and those interested in seeing the early seeds of what eventually was coined "Bergman-esque". "Torment" (Hets) (1944) Jan-Erik (played by Alf Kjellin) is a student that is not terribly focused on his studies, especially with his sadistically tough Latin teacher who the kids nickname "Caligula" (...


Millionaires' Express: Limited Edition by Eric Cotenas (16th July 2021)

Hong Kong Film Award (Best Original Film Song): Man-Yee Lam and Yuen-Leung Poon (nominee) - Hong Kong Film Awards, 1987 On the run across the Russian tundra for crimes committed in China, Ching Tin-Fong (Encounters of the Spooky Kind's Sammo Hung) just escapes Russian Cossacks only to nearly be caught by Hong Kong Interpol agent Loi Fook (Project A2's Kenny Bee). Returning to China with the goal of redeeming himself in the eyes of his dead family, Ching Tin-Fong arrives in his dying home town of Hon Sui to drum up big business with the help of a quintet of prostitutes lead by Big Sis (Olivia Cheng). The town has just started picking up the pieces after the town's police force – lead by Jook Bo (...


Fire Down Below by James-Masaki Ryan (8th July 2021)

"Fire Down Below" (1957) Felix (played by Robert Mitchum) and Tony (played by Jack Lemmon) are two American men working in the Caribbean sea. Their boat is fairly small, and is used for small scale menial work in smuggling throughout the area with the help of their local shipmate Jimmy Jean (played by Edric Connor). They suddenly find themselves with an unusual request of transporting a mysterious and gorgeous European baroness named Irena (played by Rita Hayworth) to a differing island. While initially reluctant, $1,200 is an incredibly generous sum for the job and they decide to voyage forward with the deal. First and foremost, "Fire Down Below" is a gorgeous film. Shot mostly in Trinidad and Tobago, every location shot is exquisite in nature with the sunny skies and clear blue seas, and the sands of the beaches. The wardrobes of Hayworth whether in dresses or swimsuits are breathtaking, as well as the dancehall scenes with the various dancers and patrons wi...


TECHNICAL REVIEWS
Doctors (The): The William Hartnell Years - Behind the Scenes by Rick Curzon (13th September 2021)

This is the definitive set of interviews with the production team who brought DOCTOR WHO to life and sent you “behind the sofa”! These six documentaries are the best in-depth interviews with VERITY LAMBERT (Producer), JOHN WILES (Producer), DONALD TOSH (Script Editor), WARIS HUSSAIN (Director), DENNIS SPOONER (Writer), PAUL ERICKSON (Writer), TRISTRAM CARY (Composer), plus actors LYN ASHLEY, SUSANNA CARROLL, JOHN CATER, EDWARD DE SOUZA and FIONA WALKER, ever undertaken!!! Presented by “voice of the Daleks” NICHOLAS BRIGGS. For all DOCTOR Who fans, this special collector’s edition is over 5 hours of pure nostalgia, which will give you a whole new insight into the making of your favourite science fiction series!...


Gateway (The) by Rick Curzon (10th September 2021)

The film focuses on Parker Jode, a passionate, no-nonsense, downtrodden social worker in the grips of alcoholism, whose assigned to take care of the daughter of single mother, Dahlia. When husband Mike is released early from prison and sweeps his family back into a world of crime after a failed drug bust, Parker intervenes blurring the lines between professional obligations and personal desires. Outmatched and outgunned, Parker must turn to the father who abandoned him as a child to seek redemption and to help protect the only family he’s ever known....


Witch Hunt by Rick Curzon (9th September 2021)

Hunted. Persecuted. Executed. The witch trials come to life in modern day America and no one is safe from the persecution or execution. Claire (Gideon Adlon - The Craft: Legacy) and her mother (Elizabeth Mitchell - The Expanse, The Purge: Election Year) are part of an underground movement in charge of ferrying women accused of witchcraft to safety. All is well in their world until a new charge brings the witch hunters to their door. Will they escape with their lives or will they also be charged with the ungodly crime of being a witch? Let the WITCH HUNT begin....


Bloodthirsty by Rick Curzon (31st August 2021)

Ambition can be killer. When an offer to record with one of the greatest music producers of all time comes along, singer Grey can’t refuse but her new mentor isn’t all that he first appears to be. Moving cross country to record her new album in a remote location, Grey begins to realise there’s a beastly secret lurking within her new home. Will her own humanity be the price for fame and how much blood will be shed to secure a hit?...


Occupation: Rainfall (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (20th August 2021)

Avatar meets Star Wars meets Independence Day. From the VFX team behind The Last Jedi and Blade Runner 2049, Occupation Rainfall is a sci-fi action epic with an all star cast including Harry Potter’s Jason Isaacs, The Mandalorian’s Temuera Morrison and The Hangover’s Ken Jeong. After an intergalactic invasion of Earth, where survivors are fighting back in a desperate ground war, the resistance uncover a plot that could see the war come to a decisive end for mankind. With the alien invaders hell-bent on making Earth their new home, the race is on to save the planet. Occupation Rainfall Is an explosive sci-fi extravaganza that grips from start to thrilling finish....


Lockdown: The Doctor Who Fans' Survival Guide by Rick Curzon (7th August 2021)

Presented by SOPHIE ALDRED During the Covid-19 pandemic, a call went out to fans of DOCTOR WHO to film personal videos of how they coped with being confined in their homes for months on end. Shot on mobile phones, laptops, tablets and cameras …anything they could lay their hands on … the following film is the result and it is respectfully dedicated to all who suffered pain, grief and loss. So hang on to your face masks … as we go on a worldwide tour to learn about the incredible ways Doctor Who fans’ survived lockdown!!!...


Luz AKA Luz: The Flower of Evil AKA Luz, la flor del mal (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th August 2021)

Far into the Colombian mountains, a small farming community is rocked by the arrival of a mysterious young boy. Their leader, El Seńor, claims that the child is the new Messiah, there to save their land, yet his three daughters start to question their father’s beliefs when the community starts to dissolve into madness and violence. Is this boy God? The Devil? More importantly, is there a difference? Luz: The Flower of Evil marks the arrival of a stunning new cinematic voice. Juan Diego Escobar Alzate’s harrowing yet beautiful take on Good versus Evil is unlike anything that has come before it and is essential viewing for any folk horror, acid western and dark arthouse film aficionados. Brace yourself....


Alone (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (4th August 2021)

Jessica (Jules Willcox: Bloodline) drives on a long, lonely stretch of road in the Pacific Northwest. Attempting to rebound from a tragic loss, she's packed up her belongings and is headed back to her hometown to restart her life. Also on this stretch of road is a Man (Marc Menchaca: Ozark) who, at first, seems harmless enough, but keeps showing up in the same places as Jessica. It's no coincidence. The Man has hostile plans for her, and once in his clutches she has to fight her way out to safety somewhere in the wilderness, away from civilization, away from any help and away from the devious psychotic out to destroy her. And she'll have to face it all alone....


Corruption AKA Carnage AKA Laser Killer (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (3rd August 2021)

In the 1960s, director Robert Hartford-Davis (The Black Torment, The Fiend) teamed up with producer / cameraman Peter Newbrook (The Asphyx) to make a series of low-budget films capitalising on the cinematic crazes of the day. In 1968, the duo stridently ventured into the surgical horror subgenre with Corruption, a grim update of Eyes Without a Face, transposed into the scenic south-coast seaside town of Seaford, via Swinging Sixties London. In a surprising performance, Peter Cushing (Captain Clegg, The Revenge of Frankenstein) stars as a high-class plastic surgeon who is driven to murder as part of a demented quest to rebuild the decaying visage of his fashion model wife (Sue Lloyd, The Ipcress File), who has been severely scarred at a party. A film that pushed the envelope of gore and sleaze in its era, Corruption is presented on home video for the first time in the UK....


Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (3rd August 2021)

Produced by Motown and based on the best-selling 1973 novel of the same name by William Brashler – considered to be one of the greatest sporting books ever written – The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings is set amid the segregated African American baseball league of the 1930s and follows one enterprising team’s journey from humble beginnings to championship-winning success. Directed with flair by John Badham (Saturday Night Fever, Dracula), this classic feel-good comedy features a stellar cast including a pre-Star Wars pairing of Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones, and comedy legend Richard Pryor (Blue Collar)....


Jagged Edge (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (3rd August 2021)

A classic neo-noir and a definitive 1980s erotic thriller, Jagged Edge stars Jeff Bridges (Fat City, Winter Kills) as a dashing newspaper publisher accused of brutally slaying his rich socialite wife in order to inherit her fortune. Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction) plays the high-achieving female attorney who is compromised when she enters into a torrid and steamy love affair with the accused. Sleek, stylish and suspenseful, Jagged Edge benefits from assured direction by Richard Marquand (The Legacy), an ingenious script from Joe Eszterhas (Basic Instinct), and seasoned character actors Robert Loggia (The Garment Jungle, Scarface) and Peter Coyote (Bitter Moon) providing memorable support....


People Next Door (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (3rd August 2021)

The People Next Door is an unflinching portrayal of a New York family torn asunder by drug abuse. Eli Wallach (Winter Kills) and Julie Harris (The Haunting) give compelling performances as parents whose marriage is pushed to the brink when their daughter Maxie (Deborah Winters) experiments with LSD and heroin, before experiencing a mental breakdown. Assuredly directed by David Greene (I Start Counting, Gray Lady Down), making his first American feature and beautifully shot by Gordon Willis (Little Murders, The Godfather), The People Next Door is an unjustly forgotten melodrama, returning to UK screens for the first time since the days of VHS....


There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace: Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (3rd August 2021)

Produced by Motown and based on the best-selling 1973 novel of the same name by William Brashler – considered to be one of the greatest sporting books ever written – The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings is set amid the segregated African American baseball league of the 1930s and follows one enterprising team’s journey from humble beginnings to championship-winning success. Directed with flair by John Badham (Saturday Night Fever, Dracula), this classic feel-good comedy features a stellar cast including a pre-Star Wars pairing of Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones, and comedy legend Richard Pryor (Blue Collar)....


Antebellum (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (1st August 2021)

Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) is finishing a book tour before she returns home to her husband and daughter. But a shocking turn of events is about to upend Veronica's existence, plunging her into a horrifying reality that forces her to confront her past, present, and future - before it's too late. From the producer of Get Out and Us comes this tense and provocative thriller with a terrifying twist....


Midnight in the Switchgrass by Rick Curzon (1st August 2021)

Bruce Willis (Die Hard franchise) and Megan Fox (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) lead a powerful cast including Emile Hirsch (Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood), Lukas Haas (Inception), and Colson Baker (Bird Box) in this gritty and intense crime-thriller. While in Florida on another case, FBI agents Helter (Willis) and Lombardo (Fox) cross paths with state cop Crawford (Hirsch), who’s investigating a string of female murders that appear to be related. Lombardo and Crawford team up for an undercover sting, but it goes horribly wrong, plunging Lombardo into grave danger and pitting Crawford against a serial killer in a twisted game of cat and mouse....


Father (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (30th July 2021)

In an Academy Award(r) winning performance, Anthony Hopkins plays the eponymous role of a mischievious and highly independent man who, as he ages, refuses all assistance from his daughter Anne (Olivia Colman). Yet such help has become essential following Anne's decision to move to Paris with her partner. As Anne's father tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality. ...


Seven Notes in Black AKA Sette Note in Nero AKA The Psychic AKA Murder to the Tune of the Seven Blac by Rick Curzon (30th July 2021)

Director Lucio Fulci is widely regarded as the ‘Godfather of Gore’. But being famous for his gore-artistry is, somewhat unfairly, to the detriment of the magistral filmmaker that he was. Fulci is revered by Tarantino (who borrowed the tune of The Psychic in his Kill Bill) and other Hollywood mavericks as their avowed influence. This new edition of THE PSYCHIC is exclusive as it has been extensively further restored from new 2K scanned materials to show Fulci’s gem like never before; for the 1st time truly doing justice to the Maestro’s original vision, making this the definitive world-exclusive version of the film deservedly described by Stephen Thrower in his reference-work on the director: ‘THE PSYCHIC deserves careful consideration as one of Fulci's best films’ Crafted with intense attention to detail, scripted and delivered in a flawless, almost mathematical, linear fluidity, Fulci builds with each scene a new layer of increasing suspense like no other of his films. This is a Hitchcockian whodunit thriller seen through Fulci’s vision of disjointed universes where reality and dreams, the dead and the living, the past and present are all interconnected. Jennifer O'Neill, fresh from Visconti’s last film ‘The Innocent’, play...


Maigret: Series 1 (TV) by Rick Curzon (23rd July 2021)

Long-awaited, much sought after, never previously released and unseen anywhere for decades... ...this definitive adaptation of Georges Simenon's world famous novels stars Rupert Davies as Commissaire Jules Maigret, the dogged French detective. Though Simenon's books have been adapted many times for film and television, Davies's celebrated, BAFTA-winning portrayal was Simenon's favourite, stating "At last, I have found the perfect Maigret!". Running to 52 episodes and a feature-length play, this complete 1960s series has been remastered in High Definition from original telerecorded film elements and is featured here in its original fullscreen TV format. This deluxe, limited edition release features: • Special packaging • Book on the making of the series by archive television historian Andrew Pixley • Collectable postcards • CD of Ron Grainer's Maigret soundtrack LP Please note that this packaging and special features are only available as part of this advance pre-order Blu-ray version of Maigret....


Georges Simenon's Maigret: Series 2 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (23rd July 2021)

Long-awaited, much sought after, never previously released and unseen anywhere for decades... ...this definitive adaptation of Georges Simenon's world famous novels stars Rupert Davies as Commissaire Jules Maigret, the dogged French detective. Though Simenon's books have been adapted many times for film and television, Davies's celebrated, BAFTA-winning portrayal was Simenon's favourite, stating "At last, I have found the perfect Maigret!". Running to 52 episodes and a feature-length play, this complete 1960s series has been remastered in High Definition from original telerecorded film elements and is featured here in its original fullscreen TV format. This deluxe, limited edition release features: • Special packaging • Book on the making of the series by archive television historian Andrew Pixley • Collectable postcards • CD of Ron Grainer's Maigret soundtrack LP Please note that this packaging and special features are only available as part of this advance pre-order Blu-ray version of Maigret....


Georges Simenon's Maigret: Series 3 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (23rd July 2021)

Long-awaited, much sought after, never previously released and unseen anywhere for decades ... ... this definitive adaptation of Georges Simenon's world famous novels stars Rupert Davies as Commissaire Jules Maigret, the dogged French detective. Though Simenon's books have been adapted many times for film and television, Davies's celebrated, BAFTA-winning portrayal was Simenon's favourite, stating "At last, I have found the perfect Maigret!". Running to 52 episodes and a feature-length play, this complete 1960s series has been remastered in High Definition from original telerecorded film elements and is featured here in its original fullscreen TV format. This deluxe, limited edition release features: • Special packaging • Book on the making of the series by archive television historian Andrew Pixley • Collectable postcards • CD of Ron Grainer's Maigret soundtrack LP Please note that this packaging and special features are only available as part of this advance pre-order Blu-ray version of Maigret....


Georges Simenon's Maigret: Series 4 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (23rd July 2021)

Long-awaited, much sought after, never previously released and unseen anywhere for decades ... ... this definitive adaptation of Georges Simenon's world famous novels stars Rupert Davies as Commissaire Jules Maigret, the dogged French detective. Though Simenon's books have been adapted many times for film and television, Davies's celebrated, BAFTA-winning portrayal was Simenon's favourite, stating "At last, I have found the perfect Maigret!". Running to 52 episodes and a feature-length play, this complete 1960s series has been remastered in High Definition from original telerecorded film elements and is featured here in its original fullscreen TV format. This deluxe, limited edition release features: • Special packaging • Book on the making of the series by archive television historian Andrew Pixley • Collectable postcards • CD of Ron Grainer's Maigret soundtrack LP Please note that this packaging and special features are only available as part of this advance pre-order Blu-ray version of Maigret....


Doctors (The): The Jon Pertwee Years - Behind the Scenes, Vol. 1 by Rick Curzon (10th July 2021)

We’re delighted to confirm this new series of THE DOCTORS! These new compilations of classic MYTH MAKERS interviews have proved incredibly popular and we now hope to complete issuing all our catalogue of classic DOCTOR WHO interviews with behind-the-scenes production staff taking centre stage (plus a few extras!). THE DOCTORS - THE JON PERTWEE YEARS – BEHIND THE SCENES Vol. 1 (RTP0545) – contains interviews with BARRY LETTS (Producer), TERRANCE DICKS (Script Editor / Writer), DON HOUGHTON (Writer), CHRISTOPHER BARRY (Director), PAUL BERNARD (Director), plus bonus interviews with actors ANNA BARRY, DAMARIS HAYMAN, TERANCE LODGE and VALENTINE PALMER! Presented by “voice of the Daleks” NICHOLAS BRIGGS. We are only producing a LIMITED EDITION of 1000 copies of each full “glass mastered” double DVD title. For all DOCTOR Who fans, these special collector’s editions feature over 5 hours of pure nostalgia, which will give you a whole new insight into the making of your favourite science fiction series!...


Story of Film (The): An Odyssey (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (8th July 2021)

"Elegiac and celebratory, passionate and sceptical ... the place from which all future revisionism must start." The New York Times Available in High Definition for the first time, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, written and directed by award-winning film-maker Mark Cousins, is the story of international cinema told through the history of cinematic innovation. Five years in the making, The Story of Film: An Odyssey covers six continents and 12 decades, showing how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. It provides a worldwide guided tour of the greatest movies ever made; an epic tale that starts in nickelodeons and ends as a multi-billion dollar globalised digital industry. Described as a 'love letter' to the movies, Cousins visits the key sites in the history of cinema; from Hollywood to Mumbai; from Hitchcock's London to the village where Pather Panchali was shot, and features interviews with legendary filmmakers and actors including Stanley Donen, Kyoko Kagawa, Gus van Sant, Lars Von Trier, Claire Denis, Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Towne, Jane Campion and Claudia Cardinale....


Invincible (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (29th June 2021)

Invincible was the first dramatic work by Werner Herzog in a decade. He assembled a typically eclectic cast – including Tim Roth (Meantime), Udo Kier (Exposé) and two-time World’s Strongest Man Jouko Ahola – and blended the lives of three equally eclectic real-life figures – Jewish strongman Zishe Breitbart, Austrian clairvoyant Erik Jan Hanussen, and German chief of police Count Wolf-Heinrich von Helldorff – to blend fact and fiction in his typically idiosyncratic way. This Indicator Blu-ray edition presents the film in a new 2K restoration with both its English and German soundtracks....


Day of the Dolphin (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (29th June 2021)

The third and final collaboration between director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Buck Henry, following The Graduate and Catch-22, The Day of the Dolphin, is a true one-off. A science-fiction thriller filmed in the Bahamas, and adapted from Robert Merle’s best-selling novel, the film concerns a scientist (George C Scott, Hardcore) who is teaching dolphins to speak but finds himself embroiled in a shadowy government plot to assassinate the US president....


Big Fix (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (29th June 2021)

Richard Dreyfuss, riding high on the success of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and The Goodbye Girl (for which he won an Oscar), produced and starred in this quirky 1978 comedy-thriller, adapted from Roger L Simon’s cult novel. Playing Moses Wine, a sixties’ radical-turned-private eye, Dreyfuss is ably supported by a wealth of soon-to-be-famous co-stars, including Bonnie Bedelia, John Lithgow and F Murray Abraham....


Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War AKA Harry Birrell: Films of Love and War by Rick Curzon (20th June 2021)

"Beautifully composed, captivating" The People's Movies "A document of some of modern history's most extraordinary moments" Daily Mail A prolific yet unknown filmmaker, Harry Birrell created films throughout the 20th century. Harry was given his first cine-camera as a boy in 1928 and spent his life recording incidents great and small – his entertaining and errant adventures are recorded in over 400 films, diaries and photographs that were recently brought to light by his granddaughter Carina. His home movies of family events and fine romances now ache with fond nostalgia but Harry's life was also filled with far away adventures and the film captures a vivid sense of wartime years spent in Bombay, the jungles of Burma and the mountains of Nepal. From commanding a battalion of Gurkhas in the Indian army at the start of the WWII, to dangerous sorties deep behind enemy lines in Burma at its end; from the ballroom dances of his youth in the 1930s to teaching his children to twist in the 1960s – Harry filmed his whole life with the intimacy of home movies but on the scale of Lawrence of Arabia. Matt Pinder's beautifully composed, captivating documentary delivers one man's cinematic vision of the 20th century and his own i...


Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War AKA Harry Birrell: Films of Love and War (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (20th June 2021)

"Beautifully composed, captivating" The People's Movies "A document of some of modern history's most extraordinary moments" Daily Mail A prolific yet unknown filmmaker, Harry Birrell created films throughout the 20th century. Harry was given his first cine-camera as a boy in 1928 and spent his life recording incidents great and small – his entertaining and errant adventures are recorded in over 400 films, diaries and photographs that were recently brought to light by his granddaughter Carina. His home movies of family events and fine romances now ache with fond nostalgia but Harry's life was also filled with far away adventures and the film captures a vivid sense of wartime years spent in Bombay, the jungles of Burma and the mountains of Nepal. From commanding a battalion of Gurkhas in the Indian army at the start of the WWII, to dangerous sorties deep behind enemy lines in Burma at its end; from the ballroom dances of his youth in the 1930s to teaching his children to twist in the 1960s – Harry filmed his whole life with the intimacy of home movies but on the scale of Lawrence of Arabia. Matt Pinder's beautifully composed, captivating documentary delivers one man's cinematic vision of the 20th century and his own i...


Eye of the Cat AKA Wylie (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (19th June 2021)

Penned by Psycho screenwriter Joseph Stefano and directed by film and TV movie veteran David Lowell Rich (The Horror at 37,000 Feet), Eye of the Cat is a skilfully crafted, San Francisco-set chiller starring Michael Sarrazin (They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?) and Gayle Hunnicutt (Voices) as Wylie and Kassia – a couple whose scheme to rob wealthy, cat-loving Aunt Danny (Eleanor Parker, The Sound of Music) goes awry when Wyle’s compulsive feline phobia comes up against the many cats defending Aunt Danny’s mansion. David Lowell Rich’s film benefits from suspenseful cat-attack set-pieces, a menacing Lalo Schifrin (Dirty Harry) score, and a seductive sixties wardrobe courtesy of legendary costume designer Edith Head (Sweet Charity)....


Whalebone Box (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (19th June 2021)

Unique film-maker Andrew Kötting's latest psycho-geographic journey across the British Isles is both quest and mission - with a merrie band of travellers including Eden Kötting, Iain Sinclair, Philip Hoare, Dr Helen Paris, Macgillivray, Kyunwai So, Ceylan Unal and Steve Dilworth. Part history, part myth, part fiction part documentary - but always a fascinating and original cinematic experience. A whalebone box found washed up on the shore. Is it an enigmatic object containing a secret? A survivor from a shipwreck? It was given to Iain Sinclair, Kötting’s walking companion on his latest jaunt themed film. They set out on an expedition to take this box to its place of origin, a beach on the Isle of Harris in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Artist Eden Kötting helps shape the film, and in many ways it’s an ode to her indomitable spirit. Shot using mainly super 8 and super 8 apps and incorporating elements of archive and pinhole photography, The Whalebone Box celebrates the notion of the home-made but is also an idiosyncratic road map....


Dogs Don't Wear Pants AKA Koirat eivät käytä housuja (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (3rd June 2021)

After its debut at Cannes Director's Fortnight 2019, Director and writer J-P Valkeapää's third feature film travelled across the world wowing film festival audiences and winning multiple awards. The story follows Juha – a successful neurosurgeon - who develops an unexpected but powerful connection with a dominatrix named Mona, following a tragic event in his life that has left him emotionally paralyzed. His dangerous addiction to suffocation is reciprocated by Mona leading them both down a wild and crazy path towards emotional enlightenment. Dogs Don’t Wear Pants is a darkly humorous story of loss, love and the sweet pain of being....


Captain Clegg AKA Night Creatures (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (31st May 2021)

Hammer Volume Six: Night Shadows revives four consummate Hammer classics from the early sixties, exemplifying some of Hammer Films' best work in the horror and thriller genres. Edgar Allan Poe looms large in The Shadow of the Cat, a macabre ‘old dark house’ tale of feline revenge, starring André Morell (Cash on Demand) and Barbara Shelley (The Camp on Blood Island); Peter Cushing (The Gorgon, Corruption) and Oliver Reed (The Scarlet Blade) star in Captain Clegg, which sees Hammer fuse horror and adventure in an eighteenth-century-set tale of smugglers and marsh phantoms; Herbert Lom (Mysterious Island) stars as The Phantom of the Opera in Hammer’s acclaimed production of Gaston Leroux’s Gothic classic, whilst Freddie Francis (Torture Garden) directs Nightmare, a spooky psychological thriller in the Les Diaboliques vein, which benefits from full-blooded central performances by Moira Redmond (Jigsaw) and Jennie Linden (A Severed Head). This collection contains a wealth of new and archival extra features, including documentaries and appreciations, interviews with actors and crew members, audio commentaries, and extensive booklets. Strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Phantom of the Opera (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (30th May 2021)

Hammer Volume Six: Night Shadows revives four consummate Hammer classics from the early sixties, exemplifying some of Hammer Films' best work in the horror and thriller genres. Edgar Allan Poe looms large in The Shadow of the Cat, a macabre ‘old dark house’ tale of feline revenge, starring André Morell (Cash on Demand) and Barbara Shelley (The Camp on Blood Island); Peter Cushing (The Gorgon, Corruption) and Oliver Reed (The Scarlet Blade) star in Captain Clegg, which sees Hammer fuse horror and adventure in an eighteenth-century-set tale of smugglers and marsh phantoms; Herbert Lom (Mysterious Island) stars as The Phantom of the Opera in Hammer’s acclaimed production of Gaston Leroux’s Gothic classic, whilst Freddie Francis (Torture Garden) directs Nightmare, a spooky psychological thriller in the Les Diaboliques vein, which benefits from full-blooded central performances by Moira Redmond (Jigsaw) and Jennie Linden (A Severed Head). This collection contains a wealth of new and archival extra features, including documentaries and appreciations, interviews with actors and crew members, audio commentaries, and extensive booklets. Strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


But I'm a Cheerleader (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (29th May 2021)

This whimsically edgy comedy, directed by Jamie Babbit, follows teenager Megan (Natasha Lyonne), whose suburban existence filled with friends, cheerleading, and all-American fun is upended when her straight-laced parents suspect she may be a lesbian. In a panic, they send her to True Directions, a "rehabilitation" camp run by the strict and prudish Mary (Cathy Moriarty), to mount an intervention led by counselor Mike (RuPaul Charles). Megan dutifully follows the program - until she develops feelings for another camper (Clea DuVall) in this timeless, satirical romantic-comedy about self-acceptance and love, also co-starring Eddie Cibrian, Melanie Lynskey, and Michelle Williams....


Endangered Species by Rick Curzon (29th May 2021)

Robert (Philip Winchester), his wife Andi (Rebecca Romijn), teenage daughter Katie, and young son Toby take a trip to the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Wanting to experience adventure in the wilderness, they head down a forbidden road to a remote area of the vast national park without a guide, when a hair-raising encounter with a wild rhino leaves their car a wreck and the family stranded miles off the main trail. Under the suffocating African sun, they soon find themselves stalked by hyenas and facing deadly attacks from leopards, but when they discover a vicious gang of armed poachers they find that man is the most deadly animal on the savanna … Blending fast-paced action in a tense eco-thrill ride, director M.J. Bassett explores the horrors of animal poaching with an empowering message about how ordinary people can fight back against the devastation inflicted on the natural world. Starring Rebecca Romijn (X-Men franchise, Star Trek: Discovery), Jerry O’Connell (Scream 2, Stand by Me), Philip Winchester (Rogue, Thunderbirds) and Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf). Written and directed by M.J. Bassett....


 


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