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The Sissi Collection by Eric Cotenas (20th November 2017)

Although little known to English-speaking viewers, the life of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, has been a favorite subject for German and Austrian cinema, whether as the wife of an emperor, the cousin and unrequited childhood love of Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria, or as the tragic mother of Archduke Rudolf of "The Mayerling Affair." Historically inaccurate but the most ravishingly beautiful of studio costume pictures that easily rivals those of the golden age of Hollywood just a decade or two before, the Sissi trilogy of Ernst Marischka brought co-star Karlheinz Böhm international recognition (he is best known stateside for his more malevolent turns in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Martha and Peeping Tom as Carl Boehm) and made Romy Schneider...


The Sissi Collection by Eric Cotenas (20th November 2017)

Although little known to English-speaking viewers, the life of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, has been a favorite subject for German and Austrian cinema, whether as the wife of an emperor, the cousin and unrequited childhood love of Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria, or as the tragic mother of Archduke Rudolf of "The Mayerling Affair." Historically inaccurate but the most ravishingly beautiful of studio costume pictures that easily rivals those of the golden age of Hollywood just a decade or two before, the Sissi trilogy of Ernst Marischka brought co-star Karlheinz Böhm international recognition (he is best known stateside for his more malevolent turns in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Martha and Peeping Tom as Carl Boehm) and made Romy Schneider...


The Sissi Collection by Eric Cotenas (20th November 2017)

Although little known to English-speaking viewers, the life of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, has been a favorite subject for German and Austrian cinema, whether as the wife of an emperor, the cousin and unrequited childhood love of Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria, or as the tragic mother of Archduke Rudolf of "The Mayerling Affair." Historically inaccurate but the most ravishingly beautiful of studio costume pictures that easily rivals those of the golden age of Hollywood just a decade or two before, the Sissi trilogy of Ernst Marischka brought co-star Karlheinz Böhm international recognition (he is best known stateside for his more malevolent turns in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Martha and Peeping Tom as Carl Boehm) and made Romy Schneider...


The Sissi Collection by Eric Cotenas (20th November 2017)

Although little known to English-speaking viewers, the life of Elisabeth of Bavaria, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, has been a favorite subject for German and Austrian cinema, whether as the wife of an emperor, the cousin and unrequited childhood love of Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria, or as the tragic mother of Archduke Rudolf of "The Mayerling Affair." Historically inaccurate but the most ravishingly beautiful of studio costume pictures that easily rivals those of the golden age of Hollywood just a decade or two before, the Sissi trilogy of Ernst Marischka brought co-star Karlheinz Böhm international recognition (he is best known stateside for his more malevolent turns in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Martha and Peeping Tom as Carl Boehm) and made Romy Schneider...


Will It Snow for Christmas? by James-Masaki Ryan (19th November 2017)

"Will It Snow for Christmas?" ("Y'aura t'il de la neige à Noël?") (1996) On a rural farm in the south of France, a mother (played by Dominique Reymond) is raising seven children. The oldest a teenager and the youngest an infant, the children bond together to help each other and their mother through the tough seasons but even tougher in their life is their father (played by Daniel Duval). The father actually has a differing wife and lives on a differing farm, and visits the mother and seven children when he needs their help for physical labor and basically nothing in terms of love and affection. The children all feel distraught whenever he arrives and the mother must deal with that as the father provides them with money, as little as it is. Though the entire family suffers from poverty and a lack of basic needs, the family of eight without the father figure must do whatever it takes to keep things from falling apart. "Will It Snow for Christmas?" was the directorial debut of Sandrine Veysset, who grew up on a farm ...


Celine and Julie Go Boating by James-Masaki Ryan (18th November 2017)

"Celine and Julie Go Boating" ("Céline et Julie vont en bateau") (1974) Celine (played by Juliet Berto) and Julie (played by Dominique Labourier) are two women who strike an unlikely bond due to their love of magic, the mysterious, and a strange connection to a house with a supernatural occurrence. The two share their experiences of what transpired in the house - what seems to be ghostly apparitions that recount a tale of murder, backstabbing, and doublecrossing. As Celine is a magician and Julie is a librarian interested in the occult, the two are not frightened but fascinated by the mysterious happenings. But when they figure out a way for themselves to enter into the continuously looping supernatural melodrama, they find their antics may change the inevitable outcome... "Celine and Julie Go Boating" was writer/director Jacques Rivette's most successful film financially in France, though it was not on the level of blockbusters or even his new wave counterparts. With a length of 3 hours and 15 minutes, lengthy pe...


Miracle Mile (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (15th November 2017)

Miracle Mile (Steve De Jarnatt, 1988) At the La Brea Tar Pits, thirty year old jazz trombonist Harry Washello (Anthony Edwards) meets Julie Peters (Mare Winningham), and the pair fall in love immediately. After meeting Julie’s grandfather Ivan (John Agar) and his estranged wife, Julie’s grandmother Lucy (Lou Hancock), Harry retires to his hotel for a ‘granny nap’ but vows to meet Julie at 12h15, close to Johnie’s Coffee Shop. However, a freak incident in the hotel (involving a bird’s nest which catches fire) results in the building’s electricity shutting down; Harry’s alarm doesn’t sound and he oversleeps, missing his date with Julie. Harry arrives at Johnie’s Coffee Shop at 04h00, but Julie isn’t there: she’s already returned to the apartment in which she lives with Lucy. Harry calls Lucy’s apartment on the payphone outside the coffee shop, then retreats inside and seats himself among the eccentrics who inhabit the coffee shop at night. Hea...


The Man Who Died Twice by Eric Cotenas (13th November 2017)

Just two days after nightclub owner T.J. Brennan (The Devil's Brigade's Don Megowan) plunges off a hillside to a fiery death in an automobile accident, his singer widow Lynn (Dakota's Vera Ralston) arrives home arrives home from his club in time to witness a man fall to his death from her own apartment balcony onto the sidewalk in front of her. The next day, Brennan's estranged police detective brother Bill (Psychic Killer's Rod Cameron) arrives from Kansas City in response to a frantic telegram only to learn that T.J. is dead. When he attempts to see his brother's widow who is in the hospital being treated for shock, he is intercepted by police Captain Andy Hampton (The Big Sleep's ...


Since You Went Away by Eric Cotenas (13th November 2017)

Just after the New Year of 1943, housewife Ann Hilton (It Happened One Night's Claudette Colbert) sees her advertising executive husband of eighteen years Tim off to war, leaving her to handle the household alone for the first time with teenage daughters, man-crazy Jane (Angel, Angel, Down We Go's Jennifer Jones) and daddy's girl Brig (Fort Apache's Shirley Temple), missing their father as much as she. Having to sell the car and let faithful housekeeper Fidelia (Gone With the Wind's Hattie McDaniel) go in favor a higher-paying position for a wealthy family, Ann cannot make heads nor tails of the household budget and is dependent on the kindness ...


J.D.'s Revenge (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (13th November 2017)

J.D.’s Revenge (Arthur Marks, 1976) In a meat-packing plant in New Orleans, 1942, cruel hoodlum J.D. Walker (David McKnight) stumbles across the murder of his sister Betty Jo Walker (Alice Jubert) by J.D.’s rival Theotis Bliss (Fred Pinkard). Theotis slits the throat of Betty Jo, with the aim of keeping secret the fact that he is the father of her daughter Roberta; Betty Jo is involved in a relationship with Theotis’ brother Elija Bliss (Louis Gossett, Jr), who believes himself to be Roberta’s father. However, Elija wanders into the meat-packing plant to see J.D. cradling the dead Betty Jo in his arms and, believing J.D. to have murdered his own sister, Elija shoots J.D. dead. Thirty years later, conscientious law student Ike (Glynn Turman) is in a relationship with Christella (Joan Pringle), and together with their friends, the couple visit a stage hypnotist om Bourbon Street. Whilst under the hypnotist’s influence, however, Ike becomes inhabite...


Murder by Decree by James-Masaki Ryan (12th November 2017)

"Murder by Decree" (1979) London, 1888. When Scotland Yard is unable to stop the gruesome rampage of Jack The Ripper, a citizens committee asks Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer) and his trusted associate, Dr. Watson (James Mason), to investigate. The pair follows a terrifying trail of clues that includes a frightening psychic (Donald Sutherland), a suspicious inspector (David Hemmings), an institutionalised woman (Genevieve Bujold) and the Prime Minister of England (Sir John Gielgud). But even if Holmes and Watson's remarkable powers of deduction can unmask the maniacal fiend, are they prepared to face the most shocking secret of all? Anthony Quayle, Susan Clark and Frank Finlay co-star in this masterful suspense thrill...


Throne of Elves by James-Masaki Ryan (12th November 2017)

"Throne of Elves" <精灵王座> (2016) After years of war and devastation, peace returns to the mythical land of Altera. The human hero of the war, Fish (voiced by Ryan Potter), finally reunites with his true love, the beautiful Elf girl Liya (voiced by Ashley Boettcher), at the grand wedding of Elf Princess Maywe (voiced by Julie Nathanson) much to the displeasure of those closest to them. The prospect of a union between human and elf is quickly overshadowed by news of the Princess' bitter rival, Dark Elf Melya's (voiced by Anika Noni Rose) discovery of the dangerous and powerful Black Dragon gem. A gem so powerful it allows its holder complete authority over the peaceful citizens of Altera. Soon after this discovery, Melya kidnaps Princess Maywe holding her prisoner as she sets about her evil plans. So begins an epic quest as Fish and Liya don their weapons and team up with a roguish band of heroes in a battle between humans and beasts, good and ev...


Broken Sword Hero by Robert Segedy (12th November 2017)

Muay Thai boxing is incorporated into the mixed martial arts genre this time around and unfortunately that aspect of the film isn’t enough of a plot to really make this a must see film for enthusiasts. This film is supposedly based on the legend of Phraya Pichai AKA Thong Dee Fun Khao, an icon of Thai history, and apparently one tough S.O.B. I didn’t know what to expect of this film because it is not necessarily a straight forward martial arts film, but incorporates elements of the road trip film into its formula, and this also adds additional characters into the plot of his journey. There are plenty of obstacles in Thong Dee’s (Buakaw Banchamek) life; his father and uncle are boxers of some renown and a young Joi (as he is known as a child) clamors to possess the same skills as them, but Pops doesn’t want the youngster to follow in his footsteps, even though his son is be picked on by bullies, that includes the governor’s child. What else can a poor boy do but hit the open road in search of a master, and in fact Joi finds several of them along the way, incorporating their skills into his own fiery brand of bare fist fighting s...


Dare to Drum by Robert Segedy (12th November 2017)

The Texas based percussion group D’Drum have received a special invitation to participate and help compose an instrumental piece centered on gamelan, Indonesia's traditional musical instrument, and D’Drum gets to choose who the composer will be. The group selects eclectic drummer, Stewart Copeland, the drummer for the rock band The Police because of his widely varied experiences as a composer of many soundtracks and ballets but also because of his previous familiarity to gamelan. As they worked tirelessly on the project they learned that they would also team up with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Jaap van Zweden; this was a once in a lifetime chance to demonstrate the group’s love of international music and the chance to play before a live audience with the Symphony Orchestra accompanying them. Members of the group are no strangers to teaching music at various local colleges in the area and several of the men are also participants in the Dallas Orchestra already. The bands lineup includes group leader, Ron Snider, as a fu...


Death Rides a Horse by Robert Segedy (12th November 2017)

“When You've Waited Fifteen Years To Find A Man... It's A Shame You Can Only Kill Him Once!” The genre called Spaghetti Westerns started in the first half of the sixties and lasted until the later year of the seventies; they were often populated by specific character types, usually featured a veteran actor paired with a young up an coming star, were filmed quickly and cheaply, and featured unusual musical scores. Many feature scenes shot outdoors in the rugged Italian or Spanish countryside or in less expensive locations such as Almeria (Andalusia) and Colmenar Viejo and Hoyo de Manzanares (near Madrid). The most famous of these films was Sergio Leone’s "The Dollars Trilogy" ("A Fistful of Dollars" (1964), "For a Few Dollars More" (1965), and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966)) starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The films were usually ultra-violent and featured dusty Western towns, extremely nasty villains, and heroes of questionable character and motivation. The genre was extremely popular for drive in au...


Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray by Robert Segedy (12th November 2017)

The title, a tongue in cheek joke of sorts, is a tribute to a female artist that struggled to receive due notice in the predominantly male ruled art world; she died of lung cancer at age 66 in 2007, but before she died she received her own retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, making her one of five women that was talented enough to receive such an honor. This film examines her life and her craft with Meryl Streep giving voice to her thoughts from her diary entries. As I watched this film, I forgot that the artist had died and that Streep was doing the voiceovers, so natural is Streep’s expression and conveyance of Murray’s thoughts and feelings. We see plenty of examples of Elizabeth Murray’s work in the film but seeing a huge work of art reduced to the size of a television screen robs the artwork of its dramatic presence and while it is nice to see a documentary dedicated to Murray, I yearned to stand in front of the work itself so that I could closely examine the twisting and turning shape of her canvases. The film begins with an overview of Murray’s early life and upbringing in Chicago, Illinois and he...


Iron Protector by Robert Segedy (12th November 2017)

"Iron Protector", though weak on plot, is an old school throwback in the tradition of Bruce Lee films and it is due to the strength of the director and main star Yue Song’s belief in making a true black and blue winner of a fight film. Let’s be honest, if there is anything that the average martial arts fan is interested in it is a good old fashioned a**kicking and in this film plenty of a** gets kicked, as well as bones broken, heads bounce off of steel plate floors, and henchmen casually spit a mouthful of blood after being smacked in the face. If you are yearning for an action packed film with an interesting male lead, look no further, as "Iron Protector" features Song as an action hero with a strong moral code (“the protector devotes his life to his master”), but also has a twist of something of a superhero characteristic as his character wears iron shoes that weigh 55.12 pounds each, giving him a ferocious power in each leg. The battle scenes are the highlight of this film and some of them are truly amazing; through the use of quick editing and camera angles, the protagonist is an unstoppable fighting machine. The story is nothin...


Kill, Baby... Kill! by Anthony Arrigo (12th November 2017)

The name Mario Bava conjures forth images of vivid cinematography and a sumptuous gothic atmosphere; traits that have defined his work and influenced countless filmmakers. Bava was no stranger to these elements when it came time to make “Kill, Baby… Kill!” (a.k.a. “Operazione Paura”/”Operation Fear”, 1966), having already produced all-time classics such as “Black Sunday” (1960) and “Blood and Black Lace” (1964) by that point. But “Kill, Baby… Kill!” plays like an amalgamation of all Bava had done before, concentrating his dripping atmosphere, Victorian romanticism, and stellar, often hallucinatory, camera work into one career-defining feature. Many of his most vocal celebrants, chief among them Bava biographer Tim Lucas, have lauded its spectral elements as iconic to Italian horror cinema. Bava has a rich and varied filmography, one that frequently jumps genres, but for those looking to drink deeply in his oeuvre “Kill, Baby… Kill!” is a fitting place to start. In a decaying Carpathian village, a woman plunges to her death after...


Megan Leavey by Robert Segedy (12th November 2017)

I was hesitant to watch this film because I am just not that interested in gung-ho war films and seeing that this film focused on a female marine and her bomb sniffing canine companion, I was even more avowed not to be impressed, however that isn’t what happened. This film is a special subject matter and deserves our respect and attention. I have always had a soft spot for dogs and there is no denying the bond between a dog and its owner; this film takes the time to show that that loyalty is something that is earned, goes both ways, and takes time and trust. Megan Leavey (Kate Mara) is a sort of a lost soul; her best friend has died and here she is stuck in a small town that she hates; her family is divided and she has difficulty communicating with her mother (Edie Falco). With her prospects adding up to zero, Megan makes a bold move and decides to join the Marines, hoping that the structure and discipline will make a difference in her life. Her mother doesn’t understand and her father is always busy with working; she is essentially on her own in many ways. Director ...


Vampir, Cuadecuc by Eric Cotenas (8th November 2017)

During the shooting of Jess Franco's adaptation of Count Dracula – touted by the production as the most faithful adaptation but falling short even though it did allow star Christopher Lee to interpret the Count in a manner truer to the novel – Catalan experimental filmmaker Pere Portabella was on the set covering the shoot; but, rather than compiling the footage into a standard making of, he created Vampir, Cuadecuc, a shuffling of footage avant-garde enough to suggest what Franco himself might have preferred in an adaptation and filmic storytelling in general as his subsequent films – particularly Vampyros Lesbos, ostensibly an adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula's Guest" but actually a psychedelic inversion of the Stoker novel – would reveal. To the rhythms of jazz, lush orchestral pieces, atonal instrumentations, and musique concrete, alternat...


Lilith's Hell by Eric Cotenas (8th November 2017)

British aspiring filmmaker Ryan (The Best Offer's Marcus J. Cotterell) arrives in Rome to meet the producer Marco (director Vincenzo Petrarolo) of his realism-based horror film which is set to feature a cameo by Ruggero Deodato whose Cannibal Holocaust Ryan regards as creating the mockumentary genre and rendering all supernatural-based horror films obsolete. Ryan is quickly disillusioned with Marco's reluctance to procure the lighting and dolly equipment he would like in favor of single cameraman Alberto (Federico Palmieri) and available light. He is further disappointed that the remote country house of Marco's grandmother (who is on a pilgrimage to Lourdes) is no spooky villa or castle but a white-walled split-level luxury cottage with a hot tub and personal gym. Needless to say, Ryan soon realizes that the actresses Marco has hired are connections he made on the internet, including ...


La Chinoise by Eric Cotenas (6th November 2017)

In the summer of 1967 in the Parisian suburb of Nanterre near the western branch of Paris X University, a Maoist cell forms in an apartment borrowed from the factory owner father of a family friend, consisting of student Veronique (Teorema's Anne Wiazemsky), actor Guillaume (Last Tango in Paris' Jean-Pierre Léaud), science student Henri (Michel Semeniako), his girlfriend Yvonne (Celine and Julie Go Boating's Juliet Berto), and existentially-alienated fifth wheel Kirilov (Weekend's Lex De Bruijn). Having determined that the Soviet Union under Brezhnev and Kosigyn has failed to attain ...


Young Doctors in Love by Eric Cotenas (6th November 2017)

No sooner have the hungover interns of City Hospital run in the New Year than they are pressed into service by strict Nurse Noreen Sprockett (The Right Stuff's Pamela Reed), harried emergency room Dr. Jacobs (The Avengers' Patrick Macnee), sloshed pathologist Dr. Ludwig (Alien's Harry Dean Stanton), and arrogant head surgeon Dr. Prang (Tootsie's Dabney Coleman). In addition to accidents and ailments, mobster-in-hiding Sal Bonafetti (The Exorcist's Titos Vandis) has suffered paralytic shock and has b...


God of War by Eric Cotenas (6th November 2017)

In the middle of fifteenth century China, the coastlines are under attack from savage pirates, and the Ming armies lead by General Yu (My Lucky Stars' Sammo Kam-Bo Hung) have thus far been unable to penetrate the natural land barrier of their encampment despite clockwork daily attacks which have cost many lives. When regional military Commander Hu (Ban Wang) appoints younger Qi (True Legend's Wenzhuo Zhao) lead the army due to his recent victories against pirates in other parts of the kingdom, Yu steps aside only out of his deep respect for Hu. Rather than scheduling an attack, Yu bases his strategy for the unpreparedness of the enemy on that of his own men, and the surprise attack allows them to infiltrate the camp and send the pirates retreating; or so Yu believes before Hu intercedes when he realizes that a band of rescued prisoners are actually an ambush. Although Hu s...


Thing (The) AKA John Carpenter's The Thing (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (4th November 2017)

The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982) A loose remake of Howard Hawks’ Cold War-era science fiction monster picture The Thing From Another World (1951), John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) has itself been the subject of a more recent remake/prequel by Matthijs van Heijningen in 2011. Carpenter’s film was made during a decade (the 1980s) in which there were a number of reimaginings of Cold War-era science fiction films: for example, David Cronenberg’s remake of The Fly and Tobe Hooper’s remake of Invaders from Mars (both 1986). Carpenter’s film benefitted greatly from some superb photography by Dean Cundey and visceral effects work from Rob Bottin, and whereas the 1951 film offers a monster which represents an external threat, Carpenter’s The Thing contains instead a monster which represents a threat from within. Carpenter’s The Thing focuses on an American Antarctic research sta...


Untamed (The) AKA La región salvaje (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (27th October 2017)

La región salvaje AKA The Untamed (Amat Escalante, 2016) Married couple Angel (Jesus Meza), a surveyor, and his sexually-frustrated wife Alejandra (Ale, played by Ruth Ramos), who is employed in the sweet factory owned by Angel’s parents, have two young sons. However, their marriage is a sham: Angel is engaged in an intensely sexual relationship with Ale’s brother Fabian (Eden Villaviciencio), a male nurse. Unaware of her husband’s affair with her brother, Ale is concerned about her husband’s relationship with Fabian owing to the intense homophobia Angel displays towards Fabian, who he refers to as ‘that faggot’. Fabian meets a young woman named Veronica (Simone Bucio), however, and the pair soon become very close. Angel is ridden with jealousy, and in public acts even more aggressively towards Fabian. When Fabian is discovered naked in a field, having suffered a head injury which has put him into a coma, Ale suspects Angel has something to do with it. She divulges her suspicions to the police, who find other witnesses who claim to have seen Angel and Fabian ar...


The Return of Captain Invincible by James-Masaki Ryan (25th October 2017)

"The Return of Captain Invincible" (1983) WWII Veteran Captain Invincible (played by Alan Arkin) was a national hero until labelled a socialist during the anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s. Now an overweight alcoholic hiding in Australia - who's forgotten how to fly! - Invincible learns his arch enemy Mr. Midnight (played by Christopher Lee) is back, and has stolen the US Government's latest super weapon. Can the Captain get on the wagon and learn again to soar? Or will Mr. Midnight and his army of henchmen destroy the world? With cameos from an Aussie cast including Graham Kennedy as the Prime Minister, Chris Haywood as a maitre-d and Bill Hunter as Tupper, "The Return of Captain Invincible" is a madcap superhero spoof from talented Australian director Philippe Mora. Following the cult horror hit ...


Out of the Shadows by James-Masaki Ryan (24th October 2017)

"Out of the Shadows" (2017) Unaware of its dark and sinister history, police detective Eric Hughes (played by Blake Northfield) and his pregnant wife Katrina (played by Kendal Rae) move into their dream home, sparking a chain of events destined to haunt them beyond their wildest nightmares. Fearing their baby is being tormented by a supernatural force they seek the help of renegade demonologist Linda (played by Lisa Chappell) who must investigate the past to save the family. What they uncover reveals a threat that not only wants to destroy them, but claim their very souls. Independent Australian horror films have certainly crossed over to the mainstream with audiences and critics worldwide in the 2000s with films such as "Saw", "Wolf Creek", "Undead", and ...


The Wages of Fear by James-Masaki Ryan (22nd October 2017)

"The Wages of Fear" AKA "Le salaire de la peur" (1953) In a rural South American town, the Southern Oil Company employs the locals as well as European and American expats who are looking for work. Frenchman Jo (played by Charles Vanel) arrives new into town looking to work together with his old American pal O'Brien (played by William Tubbs) who is the boss of the oil company branch, though he finds that getting a good opportunity with his friend does not go accordingly. Fellow Frenchman Mario (played by Yves Montand) who has been in town for some time helps out Jo in getting settled and finding work, but with one more person looking for work means limited amount of work for the rest of the people. Tragedy and opportunity strikes when an explosion occurs in one of the oil fields and thirteen local workers were killed. Before anyone can go back to the site for work the fire must be put out, but water is not enough. O'Brien needs to recruit four workers to make a dangerous delivery - canisters of nitroglycerin to deliver to th...


Blood Feast AKA Egyptian Blood Feast AKA Feast Of Flesh (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (21st October 2017)

Blood Feast (Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1963) Demented caterer Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) has, hidden in the backroom of his small store in Miami, a shrine to the Egyptian goddess Ishtar. When he is approached by Mrs Dorothy Fremont (Lyn Bolton) – the mother of Egyptology student Suzette Fremont (Connie Mason) – and asked to arrange a party for Suzette, Ramses seizes the chance to resurrect the ancient rite of the ‘blood feast’: in Ancient Egypt, Ishtar’s worshippers would stage a feast in honour of the goddess, an orgy of bloodshed and cannibalism in which the sect’s priestesses were slaughtered and their flesh and blood consumed, culminating in the goddess’ symbolic embodiment through the high priestess. Ramses is also the author of a specialist tome, Ancient Weird Religious Rites, and he selects those who write to him requesting a copy of his book as his victims – the equivalent of the Ancient Egyptian priestesses who were slaughtered in honour of Ishtar. One by one, Ramses visits his victims and murders them, taking limbs and organs and re...


TECHNICAL REVIEWS
Torture Garden (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (12th November 2017)

From Hammer-rival Amicus Productions comes this horror anthology penned by Robert Bloch (author of Psycho) and directed by the great British cinematographer Freddie Francis. Genre legend Peter Cushing stars alongside Jack Palance and Burgess Meredith in an omnibus of chilling and gruesome stories, inspired by E.C. Comics' Tales from the Crypt comic-book series of the 1950s....


Maniac AKA The Maniac (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th November 2017)

Four classics from Hammer, each presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Whether it's a mad man brandishing a welding torch, a mythical monster who's looks can kill, an ancient royal with diabolical powers, or a mad woman wielding a pair of scissors, this set has something to unease everybody. Containing a wealth of new and exclusive extra features – including title-specific documentaries, cast and crew interviews, expert appreciations, introductions and more – this stunning Blu-ray-only Limited Edition box set is published in a horribly limited, numbered edition of 6,000 units. The titles are: Maniac, The Gorgon, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb and Fanatic....


Fanatic AKA Die! Die! My Darling! (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th November 2017)

Four classics from Hammer, each presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Whether it's a mad man brandishing a welding torch, a mythical monster who's looks can kill, an ancient royal with diabolical powers, or a mad woman wielding a pair of scissors, this set has something to unease everybody. Containing a wealth of new and exclusive extra features – including title-specific documentaries, cast and crew interviews, expert appreciations, introductions and more – this stunning Blu-ray-only Limited Edition box set is published in a horribly limited, numbered edition of 6,000 units. The titles are: Maniac, The Gorgon, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb and Fanatic....


Gorgon (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th November 2017)

Four classics from Hammer, each presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Whether it's a mad man brandishing a welding torch, a mythical monster who's looks can kill, an ancient royal with diabolical powers, or a mad woman wielding a pair of scissors, this set has something to unease everybody. Containing a wealth of new and exclusive extra features – including title-specific documentaries, cast and crew interviews, expert appreciations, introductions and more – this stunning Blu-ray-only Limited Edition box set is published in a horribly limited, numbered edition of 6,000 units. The titles are: Maniac, The Gorgon, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb and Fanatic....


Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th November 2017)

Four classics from Hammer, each presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Whether it's a mad man brandishing a welding torch, a mythical monster who's looks can kill, an ancient royal with diabolical powers, or a mad woman wielding a pair of scissors, this set has something to unease everybody. Containing a wealth of new and exclusive extra features – including title-specific documentaries, cast and crew interviews, expert appreciations, introductions and more – this stunning Blu-ray-only Limited Edition box set is published in a horribly limited, numbered edition of 6,000 units. The titles are: Maniac, The Gorgon, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb and Fanatic....


Fragment of Fear (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th November 2017)

Based on the novel A Fragment of Fear by former M15 spy John Bingham, 7th Baron Clanmorris, this stylish cine-trip from Vanishing Point director Richard C. Sarafian features David Hemmings and Gayle Hunnicutt (then real-life husband and wife) falling into a waking nightmare of murder, mystery and paranoia....


It Came from Beneath the Sea AKA Monster from Beneath the Sea (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (18th October 2017)

These spectacular films, each featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, are presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including exclusive new interviews with director Joe Dante, SFX maestro Dennis Muren, and Aardman Animation co-founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord – this stunning Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 units....


20 Million Miles to Earth AKA The Beast from Space AKA The Giant Ymir (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (18th October 2017)

These spectacular films, each featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, are presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including exclusive new interviews with director Joe Dante, SFX maestro Dennis Muren, and Aardman Animation co-founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord – this stunning Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 units....


3 Worlds of Gulliver (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (18th October 2017)

These spectacular films, each featuring pioneering special effects by filmmaking legend Ray Harryhausen, are presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including exclusive new interviews with director Joe Dante, SFX maestro Dennis Muren, and Aardman Animation co-founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord – this stunning Limited Dual Format Edition Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 units....


Chase (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (8th October 2017)

Preceding Bonnie and Clyde by a year, Arthur Penn's (Mickey One) acclaimed film boasts enviable pedigree – produced by the legendary Sam Spiegel, with a screenplay by Lillian Hellman from the novel by Horton Foote, a rousing score by John Barry, and a stellar cast of the hottest stars of the day (including Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Angie Dickinson and James Fox). The story of an escaped con making his way back to the corrupt Texas town and the people who sent him to prison, The Chase is a telling indictment of violence in American society. A seminal work which is ripe for rediscovery....


See No Evil AKA Blind Terror (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (6th October 2017)

Recently blinded in a horse riding accident, young Sarah (Mia Farrow) returns to her uncle’s English country home, unaware that a psychopathic killer is stalking the family. This wonderfully creepy suspense-thriller from director Richard Fleischer (10 Rillington Place), from a script by British writer Brian Clemens (The Avengers, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad), features a note-perfect performance by Mia Farrow, and sterling support from a cast of formidable British character actors. Released in America as See No Evil and in the UK and Europe as Blind Terror (with subtle differences between the cuts), Indicator is delighted to present both versions of the film for the first time ever....


Ben (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (30th September 2017)

Danny Garrison, a lonely young boy with a heart condition finds a friend in Ben, a rat once trained by misfit Willard Stiles. Danny's new best friend protects him from bullying and keeps his spirits up through hard times. But all is not well in Ben's colony and the other rodents terrify the town with a series of violent attacks. The police are determined to wipe them out. Can Ben survive?...


Willard (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (21st September 2017)

Not much is going right for meek misfit Willard Stiles. He’s constantly screamed at by his overbearing mother, ruthlessly bullied by the boss who stole his father’s business and mercilessly laughed at by his co-workers. Willard eventually turns to a colony of rats for friendship and with training they will soon do anything for their new friend. It’s time for Willard to get even....


Day in the Death of Joe Egg (A) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (6th September 2017)

Playwright Peter Nichols adapted his own blackly comic 1967 Tony Award-winning play for this confrontational film version by director Peter Medak. Alan Bates and Janet Suzman play a married couple struggling to come to terms with their daughter's disability using comedy and cruelty to dispel the desperation of their situation. This uncomfortable, provocative film about marriage, children and life choices is startlingly funny as well as deeply moving....


National Health (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th September 2017)

Jack Gold's film about life and death in a shabby London hospital interweaves the story of the real hospital with a fantasy one which exists in the soap-opera world of 'Nurse Norton's Affair', where everything is fully funded and patients are miraculously cured. A darkly funny satire on the state of the nation and also a deeply prescient comment on TV's ability to turn tragedy into entertainment, The National Health sits somewhere between the bawdy antics of the Carry On films and the angry satire of Lindsay Anderson’s Britannia Hospital, but emerges as a starkly prophetic film, more relevant now than ever....


Deadly Affair (The) AKA John le Carré's The Deadly Affair (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (2nd September 2017)

Based on John le Carré's first novel, Call for the Dead (which introduced spymaster George Smiley), The Deadly Affair sees an ageing British secret agent (James Mason) set out to uncover the truth behind a government employee's apparent suicide. Eschewing the glamour of the era’s Bond thrillers, Lumet's chilling and intelligent take on the spy drama presents a palpable and darkly sinister picture of Cold War intrigue. The exemplary cast also includes Maximilian Schell, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews, Roy Kinnear and Lynn Redgrave....


Reckoning (The) by Rick Curzon (30th August 2017)

A ruthless business executive (an intense tour de force performance by leading man Nicol Williamson) returns home to his Liverpool roots to investigate his father’s death. An unflinching exploration of the British class system, Jack Gold's penetrating, brutal drama stands alongside contemporary classics Up the Junction and Room at the Top, and prefigures Get Carter by several years. Underrated and underexposed, The Reckoning may well be one of the most essential British films ever made....


La rupture by James-Masaki Ryan (7th May 2017)

"La rupture" AKA "The Breach" (1970) Helene Regnier’s husband Charles injures their son Michel in a psychotic rage. Charles moves back in with his wealthy and manipulative parents, who blame Helene for their son’s condition and vow to win custody of Michel. Thwarted by the courts, they hire a seedy penniless operative Paul to destroy her reputation. He moves into her rooming house and begins to insinuate himself into her life, hatching darker and more convoluted plots to implicate Helene. A harrowing thriller from France's master of suspense, "La rupture" ranks among Claude Chabrol's finest works. "La rupture" was director Claude Chabrol's 19th feature and made during his golden age of critical acclaim. Starring his then wife Stéphane Audran in the role of the tormented Helene, she gives an excellent performance on the physically and mentally shocked wife. Also starring Jean-Claude Drouot and Jean-Pierre Cassel, and based off the novel by ...


Chosen by James-Masaki Ryan (5th May 2017)

"Chosen" (2016) An epic tale of family, honor, vengeance and salvation in World War II. The year is 1944 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred by the thousands. An unassuming recently widowed Hungarian barrister leads an inspirational fight back against the increasingly desperate and dangerous Nazis in the dying embers of the war. With a combination of daring, courage and audacity he turns a struggle to survive into something far more consequential - a way to avenge the deaths of his people by saving thousands of others. Based on true events, "Chosen" is a harrowing account of the Hungarian lawyer Sunsun (played by Luke Mably) who loses his wife to cancer, loses his home and freedom to the Nazi regime during World War II. Also starring Ana Ularu and Harvey Keitel, directed by Jasmin Dizdar, the film is an emotional draw yet it has some minor issues . The flashback storytelling, the underdeveloped supporting characters, and the slightly lack...


Les biches by James-Masaki Ryan (5th May 2017)

"Les biches" AKA "The Does" (1968) Directed by Claude Chabrol, "Les biches" is a landmark in film history: its theme of bisexuality and upper-class decadence is surpassed only by its cool precision of cinematic style and exceptionally subtle performances. Socialite Frederique (Stephane Audran) encounters young student Why (Jacqueline Sassard) on the streets of Paris, seduces her and whisks her off to spend winter with the chic crowd of St. Tropez. When architect Paul (Jean-Louis Trintignant) meets Why, he too charms her and comes between the two lovers. Frederiqe then seduces Paul out of jealousy, but finds herself feeling real love. Paul and Frederique invite Why to live together with them, resulting in a ménage a trios beset by jealousy, madness, and ultimately, murder. "Les biches" was Chabrol's 15th film in a 10 year span, and was seen as an artistic comeback after a series of underwhelming works. Not a large commercial success, but "Les biches" w...


Broadchurch: Series 3 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (28th April 2017)

Three years have passed in a town that will never forget; but times change. The local newspaper, once the backbone of Broadchurch, is about to be closed down. And DI Alec Hardy with DS Ellie Miller are about to explore a case that reopens old wounds and divides the town in ways they could never have predicted. Hardy and Miller are called on to investigate the brutal sexual assault of a local woman, Trish Winterman. The crime scene points to a party attended by close to a hundred people. But not a casual assault the act appears premeditated. What dark secrets still lie buried in a town that has been so closely examined? And how will unresolved issues around the death of young Danny Latimer finally be settled? These answers lie in Broadchurch: The Final Chapter....


Brothers (The): Series 5 (TV) by Rick Curzon (20th April 2017)

The fifth season of the classic BBC One Sunday soap sees the Hammond clan in deep public and private turmoil. As David (Robin Chadwick) comes to terms with his wife s death and Brian (Richard Easton) reels from the reverberations of his divorce, Edward (Patrick O'Connell) is in constant battle with scheming banker Paul Merroney (Colin Baker) about the direction of the family haulage firm. Edward finally ties the knot with Jennifer (Jennifer Kingsley), who has seemingly won over her new mother-in-law Mary (Jean Anderson), and with all eyes on the wedding, Merroney manipulates a bid for the ailing company. But he hasn't reckoned on a counter-bid from tough-talking air freight chief Jane Maxwell (Kate O Mara). As Merroney woos a rich Lebanese backer, the brothers plot to oust him from the firm altogether, but as always he's a tricky man to outfox....


Experiment in Terror by Samuel Scott (16th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Terror stalks a beautiful bank teller in this classic thriller from Blade Edwards. Glenn Ford plays the dedicated F.B.I. agent, John Ripley, who fights to protect Kelly Sherwood (Lee Remick) from a ruthless killer. Unless his plans to rob the bank succeed, the unseen assailant (Ross Martin) - identifiable only by his asthmatic breathing - threatens to murder Kelly and her teenage sister, Toby (Stephanie Powers). To save the two terrorised sisters, the F.B.I. sets up an elaborate trap using Kelly as a decoy, but the killer gets away. Nerve-racking suspense builds as Kelly, now panic-stricken, continues to act as bait long enough to let the Feds trap the killer. Unless they act quickly, the woman in distress will become the casualty of a deadly EXPERIMENT IN TERROR!...


Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid by Samuel Scott (11th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Laugh... or I'll blow your lips off! As the private eye of private eyes, Steve Martin is Rigby Reardon. He’s tough, rough and ready to take anything when Juliet Forrest (Rachel Ward) appears on the scene with a case: her father, a noted scientist, philanthropist and cheese-maker has died mysteriously. Reardon immediately smells a rat and follows a complex maze of clues that lead to the “Carlotta Lists’. With a little help from his “friends”, Alan Ladd, Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Charles Laughton, etc, Reardon gets his man. An exciting, action-packed film the way 40s’ films used to be!...


Swiss Army Man by Samuel Scott (9th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Bursting with limitless creativity, SWISS ARMY MAN goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again. Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams. SWISS ARMY MAN creates a world like no other—a place of pure fantastical imagination, brimming with magical realism yet featuring two characters whose dreams and fears are entirely relatable. Dano and Radcliffe both fully commit to their directors’ audacious vision, and their work is exceptional, finding the perfect balance of humour and heart that drives the whole film. A celebration of all the wonders cinema has to offer, SWISS ARMY MAN is a cultural phenomenon in the making -- a surreal and wholly original examination of human vulnerability and connection that must be experienced...


Bird on a Wire by Samuel Scott (4th April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn team up in this non-stop-action comedy directed by John Badham. Hiding under the FBI Witness Protection Program, Rick Jarmin (Gibson) gets nervous when old flame Marianne Graves (Hawn) recognises him. But before he can assume a new identity, the man he put in jail (David Carradine) is released and comes to pay his respects. Rick and Marianne find themselves thrown together on an exhilarating cross-country scramble, barely evading the gangsters, police and an amorous veterinarian (Joan Severance). Their whirlwind travels eventually lead to an unforgettable climax in an elaborate zoo exhibit. A rare rollercoaster of a movie which will keep you on the edge of your seat....


Front (The) by Samuel Scott (3rd April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** What if there were a list? A list that said: Our finest actors weren't allowed to act. Our best writers aren't allowed to write. Our funniest comedians aren't allowed to make us laugh. What would it be like if there were such a list? It would be like America in 1953....


Big Heat (The) by Samuel Scott (2nd April 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** A HARD COP AND A SOFT DAME… IN A BRASS-KNUCKLE THRILLER! Fritz Lang’s iconic film noir masterpiece is an uncompromising exploration of corruption and violence at the dark heart of small-town America. Glenn Ford is the good cop in a bad town, who single-handedly takes on local mobsters headed by Alexander Scourby and his psychotic right-hand man Lee Marvin....


Mum's List by Samuel Scott (18th March 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** One of the most memorable, uplifting and beautiful stories of recent years, MUM’S LIST is a romance for all ages. Now a feature film, the true story of a profound, unstoppable and undying love is based on the best-selling book by St John (Singe) Greene, published by Penguin Books in the United Kingdom in 2012. Written and directed by Niall Johnson (“White Noise”; ”Keeping Mum”), it is the story of Singe and Kate, a couple from North Somerset, whose lives were turned upside down when Kate was diagnosed with an incurable breast cancer. Over her last few days, she created her list: writing her thoughts and memories down, to help the man she loved create the best life possible for their two sons, after she was gone....


Shackleton (TV) by Rick Curzon (13th March 2017)

A gripping four-part drama about the great explorer s epic Antarctic expeditions, based on Shackleton s own journals. Having had a taste of Antarctic adventure on Captain Scott s failed 1901 bid to reach the South Pole, seven years later Ernest Shackleton (David Schofield) leads his own expedition. Agonisingly close to reaching the Pole, the men have to pull back in an appalling blizzard to reach their ship before the advancing ice cuts off the passage home. By 1911 Roald Amundsen has reached the Pole and Scott and his men, trailing in the Norwegian s wake, have perished. Undeterred, in 1914 Shackleton and his trusted deputy Frank Wild (David Rodigan) set out their most famous journey aboard Endurance, with the aim of crossing the icy continent from sea to sea. When the ship is trapped and crushed by pack-ice, Shackleton and five of his men embark on a desperate 800-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in the James Caird, a 20-foot lifeboat pitched against the furious Southern Ocean. Once they hit land, the fastest way to reach help on the other side of the island will be to improvise a route across the treacherous mountain interior. With Wild and the rest of the men left behind with dwindling supplies at their makes...


Snowden by Rick Curzon (13th March 2017)

From three-time Oscar-winner, Oliver Stone, SNOWDEN is a riveting personal look at one of the most polarising figures of the 21st century, the man responsible for what has been described as the most far-reaching security breach in U.S. intelligence history. Snowden opens the door on the untold story of Edward Snowden, examining the forces that turned a conservative young patriot eager to serve his country into a historic whistle-blower and posing provocative questions about which liberties we are willing to give up in order for our government to protect us....


Pet by Samuel Scott (9th March 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** This haunting, psychological horror follows Seth, a lonely man working in an animal shelter. His monotonous routine is broken one day when he bumps into Holly, a girl from school who he soon becomes obsessed with. However, when she rejects his advances, Seth's obsession reaches a terrifying new level, with Holly hiding secrets of her own. Helmed by Award Winning director Carles Torrens (Apartment 143, ABCs of Death 2.5) and starring Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl, Black Swan) and Jennette McCurdy (Between, Sam & Cat), Pet is a dark and disturbing love story asking how much you could sacrifice in the name of love?...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 8 by James-Masaki Ryan (26th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 8” (2013-2014) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD f...


Last Detail (The) by Samuel Scott (23rd February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** "No *#@!!* Navy's going to give some poor *!!@ kid eight years in the #@!* brig without me taking him out for the time of his *#@!!* life." When Buddusky (Jack Nicholson) and Mulhall (Otis Young) are detailed to take a young sailor, Meadows (Randy Quaid), from a Virginia Naval Base to a New Hampshire Naval Prison to serve an eight-year sentence for a trivial offense they decide to show him a good time on their journey north......


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 7 by James-Masaki Ryan (23rd February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 7” (2012) The web series “Angry Video Game Nerd” has been a continuous mainstay on YouTube for over 10 years now - a lone white button-up shirt wearing nerd that plays terrible retro games and takes out his frustration with Rolling Rock beer and loud outbursts of obscenities. Conceptually it sounds like many other YouTube channels of useless videos of so called critics commenting haphazardly and without merit, but writer/director/star James Rolfe sets his show apart from others with creative production work, witty scriptwriting, great editing, and rewatchability. While episodes used to come every two weeks, Rolfe started to slow down the pace of AVGN episodes to concentrate on other work - other web series such as “Board James” and “James & Mike Mondays”, and the theatrical feature film “Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie”. The AVGN web series had been released on the DVD format...


 


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