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Demon Headmaster (The): Series 1 (TV) by Rob Hunt (21st May 2018)

Based on the popular book series of the same name, The Demon Headmaster is a collection of stories about a man (the titular character, wonderfully portrayed by the excellent Terrence Hardiman) with a thirst for power, who can induce a state of hypnosis in those who look directly into his eyes. The series follows his grasps for greater control and the brainy young girl, Dinah Glass (Frances Amey), who attempts to stop him. The first series aired on BBC One every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for three weeks in January 1996, in the popular 'after school' slot that was filled with programming aimed directly at children. The first series adapts the stories of the first two books, The Demon Headmaster and The Prime Minister's Brain and introduces us to both the Demon Headmaster and Dinas Glass, a child who is fostered by the Hunter family - whose boys eventually get on with Dinah, after initially disliking her, and join her in fighting the Demon Headmaster's nefarious schemes. The first half of series one, based on the first book, introduces us to the school Dinah and her foster brothers attend and focuses on the effe...


Demon Headmaster (The): Series 2 (TV) by Rob Hunt (21st May 2018)

Based on the popular book series of the same name, The Demon Headmaster is a collection of stories about a man (the titular character, wonderfully portrayed by the excellent Terrence Hardiman) with a thirst for power, who can induce a state of hypnosis in those who look directly into his eyes. The series follows his grasps for greater control and the brainy young girl, Dinah Glass (Frances Amey), who attempts to stop him. The second series aired on BBC One every Wednesday afternoon for seven weeks in the autumn of 1996, in the popular 'after school' slot that was filled with programming aimed directly at children. The second series adapts the stories of the third book, The Demon Headmaster Strikes Again. Following directly from the events of series one, the story moves to the Biogenetic Research Centre, a laboratory near where the Demon Headmaster lands in his private helicopter. Dinah's father gets selected for a new job at the facility, but unfortunately it turns out that the Demon Headmaster has intalled himself as the new director. In this role, the Demon Headmaster has engineered a machine to speed up the process of...


Demon Headmaster (The): Series 3 (TV) by Rob Hunt (21st May 2018)

Based on the popular book series of the same name, The Demon Headmaster is a collection of stories about a man (the titular character, wonderfully portrayed by the excellent Terrence Hardiman) with a thirst for power, who can induce a state of hypnosis in those who look directly into his eyes. The series follows his grasps for greater control and the brainy young girl, Dinah Glass (Frances Amey), who attempts to stop him. The third series aired on BBC One every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for three weeks in January 1998, in the popular 'after school' slot that was filled with programming aimed directly at children. The third series adapts the stories of the fourth book, The Demon Headmaster Takes Over. Continuing from the story of series two, the Biogenetic Research Centre is being taken apart by the army, but before all of the Centre's equipment and materials are removed or destroyed, Dinah enlists the help of (and befriends) a nearby university professor, Claudia Rowe, in an effort to salvage some of them. Once again, however, the apparent elimination (or at least defenestration) of the Demon Headmaster has not gone...


The Entity by James-Masaki Ryan (20th May 2018)

"The Entity" (1982) Carla (played by Barbara Hershey) is a single mother of three living in a fairly normal suburban home. But one night is suddenly attacked in her own bedroom. She is thrown onto her bed unable to move, pillow covering her face, physically violated, but when all is done, there is nothing to be seen. The next day something suddenly takes control of her car and she is nearly killed. As the issues start to scare her even more, she goes to Dr. Sneiderman (played by Ron Silver) who tries to study her case. He does not believe or understand what she is going through but tries to help her in any way possible. While people are skeptical that something unseen is attacking her, when the supernatural entity starts to shake the house, destroy windows, and bruise her up and people around her start to witness the happenings, what some suspected were only in her mind start to question the reality of the issue... "The Entity" was an adaptation the book of the same title from 1978, written by Frank De Felitta...


England Is Mine by James-Masaki Ryan (20th May 2018)

"England Is Mine" (2017) Taking place in Manchester in 1976, Steven (played by Jack Lowden) is an introvert young man who's life is not particularly going anywhere. He likes to write about the negativity of his surroundings, likes music, and hopes someday that his life would move into a creative direction. But he doesn't have the drive, doesn't have the connections, and doesn't have the courage to push himself forward, and instead looks to a dead-end job, an nonsupporting family, and a city not thriving to his tastes. He meets Linder (played by Jessica Brown Findlay), a young artist who sees potential in Steven and tries to expose him to become more openminded, more outgoing, and more outspoken little by little. Will Steven break from the norm of society to become his own man or with society eat him up and make him conform to the masses? Marketed as the story of singer Morrissey before he formed The Smiths and took the alternative music world by storm, "England Is Mine" very rarely plays itself out as a biopic...


The Old Dark House by Eric Cotenas (16th May 2018)

On the quintessential dark and stormy night, bickering British couple Philip (A Matter of Life and Death's Raymond Massey) and Margaret Waverton (The Invisible Man's Gloria Stuart) and jovial friend Penderel (Ghost Story's Melvyn Douglas) are caught in the Welsh wilds on the way to Shrewsbury and forced to seek shelter at the titular old dark house when they are waylaid by a landslide on one side and a flooding river on the other. Hulking, mute butler Morgan (The Black Cat's Boris Karloff) is only slightly stranger than their hosts, fey Horace Femm (...


Dark Blue (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (14th May 2018)

Dark Blue (Ron Shelton, 2002) One year after the beating of Rodney King by four members of the LAPD was caught on video, members of LAPD’s Special Investigation Squad Sgt Eldon Perry (Kurt Russell) and his protégé Bobby Keough (Scott Speedman) are awaiting the results of a hearing into Keough’s shooting of a black suspect, Robertson. Keough is acquitted: the shooting is recorded as justified. Perry and Keough’s boss, Jack Van Meter (Brendan Gleeson), is delighted. However, senior police official Arthur Holland (Ving Rhames) is dissatisfied, telling his assistant Beth (Michael Michele) that he believes Perry shot Robertson, and that both Perry and Keough have perjured themselves. Unbeknownst to Holland, Beth is involved in a purely sexual relationship with Keough; the pair do not know one another’s surnames. Keough is therefore unaware that Beth work...


The Sacrifice by Eric Cotenas (13th May 2018)

BAFTA Film Award (Best Foreign Language Film): Anna-Lena Wibom and Andrei Tarkovsky (winner) - BAFTA Awards, 1988 Best Artistic Contribution: Sven Nykvist (winner), FIPRESCI Prize: Andrei Tarkovsky (winner), Grand Prize of the Jury: Andrei Tarkovsky (winner), Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: Andrei Tarkovsky (winner), and Palme d'Or: Andrei Tarkovsky (nominee) - Cannes Film Festival, 1986 Having prepared himself for a "a higher life, so to speak," by studying philosophy, religion, and aesthetics, in addition to mounting a successful stage career, Alexander (The Passion of Anna's Erland Josephson) has grown to feel that his life is a failure, "putting myself in chains, of my own free will," with his retreat to a little house in the countryside with his wife Adelaide (The Krays


The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by James-Masaki Ryan (13th May 2018)

"The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" (1978) Taking place in the late 1800s in New South Wales, Australia, Jimmie (played by Tommy Lewis) is a half white half Aboriginal raised by a white couple - Reverend Neville (played by Jack Thompson) and his wife Martha (played by Julie Dawson) with Christian values and western culture. As he approaches adulthood his foster parents have taught him well enough to become part of the new white Australia, though being obviously born with darker skin and native blood, opportunities would prove to be hard. He does get recommendations to work from his foster parents and work comes slowly but steadily by building fences, other labor work, and policing. Life is on a positive streak for Jimmie even if some hardships come day by day. He marries Gilda (played by Angela Punch), a white girl who later gives birth to a child - though obviously not Jimmie's as the baby is completely white. Embarrassment and harassment are an inescapable part of his ...


Cure by Eric Cotenas (13th May 2018)

Award of the Japanese Academy (Best Supporting Actor): Masato Hagiwara (nominated) - Awards of the Japanese Academy, 1998 Japanese Professional Movie Award (Best Film): Kiyoshi Kurosawa (winner), (Best Supporting Actor): Masato Hagiwara (winner) - Japanese Professional Movie Awards, 1998 Best Actor Award: Kôji Yakusho (winner) and Tokyo Grand Prix: Kiyoshi Kurosawa (nominated) - Tokyo International Film Festival, 1997 Festival Prize (Best Film): Cure (winner), (Best Supporting Actor): Ren Ôsugi (winner), and (Best Director): Kiyoshi Kurosawa (winner) - Yokohama Film Festival, 1999 A businessman bludgeons a prostitute to death and can offer no reason for the crime to investigating detective Takabe (Shall We Dance?'s Kôji Yakusho). While police psychologist Sakuma (...


In This Corner of the World by James-Masaki Ryan (13th May 2018)

"In This Corner of the World" 「この世界の片隅に」 (2016) Taking place in wartime Japan, Suzu Urano (played by Non) is the middle child in a family with three children. Living in a fairly average household in Hiroshima, she is arranged to marry Shusaku Houjo (played by Yoshimasa Hosoya), a young Navy clerk who lives with his family in the naval port town of Kure. Things are awkward for her as she is inexperienced with the daily tasks of cleaning, cooking, and others, and having to take care of her ill mother in law has been troublesome as well. Help comes unexpectedly with the return of Shusuke's aggressively strict sister Keiko (played by Minori Omi) to the family home along with her young daughter Harumi (played by Natsuki Inaba). Taking control of the household, she frequently scolds Suzu for her inept skills as a wife and criticizes the rest of the family for everything else. One thing that keeps Suzu s...


The Maze by Eric Cotenas (11th May 2018)

Just two weeks before his marriage to British socialite Kitty Murray (The Girl on the Pier's Veronica Hurst), baronet Gerald MacTeam (The Creature from the Black Lagoon's Richard Carlson) is called to the Craven Castle, the forbidding family seat in the foggy, craggy wilds of Scotland by the servants to the deathbed of his uncle who he has not seen or spoken to in fifteen years. When Kitty does not hear from him in six weeks, her aunt Edith (Isle of the Dead's Katherine Emery) thinks Gerald has no intention of honoring their marriage agreement and wants Kitty to forget him. This is not cruelty on Edith's part, as she has come to suspect something odd about Castle Craven from Gerald's stories about how he would be locked in his room at night when he stayed there as a youth and of a labyrinthine maze on the ...


Neon Bull by Eric Cotenas (7th May 2018)

Foxtel Movies International Award (Best Feature): Neon Bull (winner) - Adelaide Film Festival (Best Feature Film - Avant-Garde and Genre): Gabriel Mascaro (nominated) - Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2016 Jury Award (Best Directorial Debut): Gabriel Mascaro (nominated) - Camerimage, 2015 Audience Award (Best Film): Gabriel Mascaro (winner), Cinema Brazil Grand Prize (Best Actor): Juliano Cazarré (winner), (Best Cinematography): Diego García (tied), (Best Screenplay, Original): Gabriel Mascaro (tied), (Best Picture): Neon Bull (nominated) , (Best Director): Gabriel Mascaro (nominated), (Best Supporting Actress): Maeve Jinkings (nominated), (Best Costume Design): Flora Rebollo (nominated), (Best Make-Up): Alex de Farias (no...


Intimate Lighting by Eric Cotenas (7th May 2018)

Special Award: Ivan Passer (winner) - National Society of Film Critics Awards, 1970 Traveling back to the village of his birth to be the guest soloist in an amateur concert, Petr (Zdenek Bezusek) is reunited with his childhood friend and academy colleague Bambas (Karel Blazek), the music teacher of the local school and conductor of the local chamber orchestra. With his half-finished house, uncooperative children, outspoken father (The Loves of a Blonde's Jan Vostrcil), nagging mother (Time fo the Servants' Vlastimila Vlková), and loving but unintellectual wife Kaja (Jaroslava Stedra) making the best of meagre resources, Bambas feels decidedly self-conscious about his provincial life and envious of Petr's fre...


Nights of Cabiria by James-Masaki Ryan (6th May 2018)

"Nights of Cabiria" ("Le notti di Cabiria") (1957) Cabiria (played by Guilietta Masina) is a streetwalker at night, but is looking for true love rather than just a fast grab, but she is not finding love in the right places. While walking with Giorgio (played by Franco Fabrizi) he suddenly pushes her into a river and takes off with her purse, not to be seen again. While on a date with actor Alberto (played by Amedeo Nazzari), things get awkward when his lover Jessie (played by Dorian Gray) returns unexpectedly. No matter what she does, things always reset to zero, with her ending up in her old dilapidated home alone and complaining about the world treating her poorly. Will Cabiria ever escape from her world of sadness and experience true happiness? While making "The White Sheik" in 1952, director Federico Fellini introduced the character of Cabiria ...


Chinoise (La) (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (6th May 2018)

La Chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) Taking place predominantly within a small apartment in Paris, La Chinoise examines the lives of five young Maoist students: Veronique (Anne Wiazemsky), Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Leaud), Yvonne (Juliet Berto), Henri (Michel Semeniako) and Kirilov (Lex de Bruijin). The students are taking part in a filmed documentary and we see them deliver monologues in which they explore their relationship with Maoist ideology, and engage in discussions amongst themselves. The group argue over their interpretation of Maosim, expelling Henri from the group for his defence of the Nicholas Ray film Johnny Guitar (1954). Veronique proves to be the most committed of the group and advocates violent action as a means of effecting social change, breaking off her relationship with Guillaume and explaining her decision via reference to political rhetoric, before heading out to assassinate the S...


Drive-In Delirium: The New Batch by James-Masaki Ryan (6th May 2018)

"Drive-In Delirium: The New Batch" Movie trailers have been a mainstay of the cinemagoing experience for over a century, and throughout the many years like its films that it is advertising, the aesthetics and trends have changed greatly over time. Giant text screaming how wonderful the film is with taglines might have been a huge selling point in the 1930s but later it would be replaced by critics quotes. Narration of trailers were big business all the way until the early 2000s but has all but disappeared in more recent years, relying on in-movie dialogue or no dialogue at all. Things that would sell tickets in the 1950s would not appeal today and even some might think that these older trailers are silly and cheesy in their sales pitches. Though most likely in one hundred years from now future cinemagoers will also feel the same for early twenty-first century movie trailers. Who knows? Maybe movie trailers will not exist in that time and would evolve into something else entirely. But in the name of silliness and cheesiness there is a nostalgic factor to older movie trailers, whether the mainstream features from big Hollywood spectacles or the exploitation indies that filled the drive in theaters and independent ci...


Laserblast: Collector's Edition by Anthony Arrigo (6th May 2018)

Charles Band is a producer who might not always (or ever) have the budget necessary to bring his cinematic visions to extraordinary life, but any viewer can see ambition leaking off the screen. His output via Empire Pictures and Full Moon Features is a hodgepodge of high concept films primarily within the horror and sci-fi genres, nearly all of which are shining examples of how to stretch a buck. He was to the 80's and 90's as Roger Corman was to the 60's and 70's. Long before either of his infamous production companies came to pass, Band worked under the Irwin Yablans Company to create one of his most notoriously cheesy lo-fi features, “Laserblast” (1978). Set and shot in the barren desert of Southern California, this threadbare feature has made many a “worst of” list, been the subject of parody, and often occupies a subterranean spot on IMDb’s lowest-rated films. But the thing is it’s not all that bad. Sure, it’s “bad” in the conventional sense that acting is ...


Robot Wars by Anthony Arrigo (6th May 2018)

Because the mid-90's were the time when my VHS renting was at its peak, there is a tendency for me to view objectively bad films with a crappy pair of rose-tinted glasses – and there exists a real soft spot for the output of Full Moon Features during this period. I can vividly recall trudging down to Video City on a Saturday afternoon and grabbing a handful of tapes that frequently had something from Charles Band’s infamous low-budget studio contained within. Full Moon pumped out original ideas and sequels with equal frequency, but you might think Band would be averse to following up something like “Robot Jox” (1990) since that film bombed horribly in part due to the collapse of Empire Pictures a few years before Full Moon got off the ground. But no, ol’ Charlie sallied forth with “Robot Wars” (1993), with his old man, Albert Band, taking over directorial duties from Stuart Gordon. This “sequel” doesn’t follow the events of “Robot Jox”, nor does it carry over any characters, b...


eXistenZ (Blu-ray) by Rob Hunt (5th May 2018)

eXistenZ is a sci-fi thriller by famous body-horror director David Cronenberg, about a future in which biological VR game systems have replaced electronic gaming - with players connecting to a living organism 'game pod' through a surgical insertion at the base of the spine. The next big thing from game designer Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a new experience called eXistenZ, which she is exhibiting to a new focus group. After Geller is shot with an organic gun by an anti-VR/biological gaming protestor within the focus group, the security guard that comes to her aid, Ted Pikul (Jude Law), is convinced by Geller to play eXistenZ with her to confirm whether or not her game pod has been damaged as she suspects. Nothing is what it seems, however, when they enter the game, with characters having ulterior motives and some appearing to be double or even triple agents, trying to bring down Geller and/or the company she works for. As a result, one of the film's main strengths lies in the difficulty of knowing who can be trusted. Not to mention, if that wasn't enough, that as th...


The Outer Limits: Season One by Robert Segedy (5th May 2018)

". . . for sheer hard-edged clarity of concept, The Twilight Zone could not match The Outer Limits . . ." — Stephen King, Danse Macabre. Back in 1963, the world as we knew it was in a state of flux: political assassinations filled the papers, nuclear war was a distinct possibility, the space program had recently launched and there was a palpable fear in the air. People were wary of change, of strangers from foreign lands and places, crime was on the rise, drugs were more and more in the headlines, it was a time of political intrigue and a time of restrictions. Television was the great tranquilizer. Hollywood was suffering from people staying at home and tuning in; why go out when there was always something stupid and pleasing on the box to watch? And then, on September 16th, 1963, "The Outer Limits" first aired and television was forever changed. This was a thinking man’s show, it spoke of time travel and alien abductions, it showed us the possibility of life on other worlds and it used elements of hard science instead of merely fantasy and make believe. Sure, "The Twilight Zone" (1959-1964) laid the groundwork for "The Outer Limits", but that show was different than this...


Grifters (The) (Blu-ray) by Rob Hunt (5th May 2018)

The Grifters is a neo-noir crime drama, based on the book by Jim Thompson, about three con artists, Roy Dillon (John Cusack) - a small-time grifter who uses sleight-of-hand, his girlfriend Myra Langtry (Annette Bening) - a grifter who uses her sexuality to get what she wants, and his mother Lilly Dillon (Anjelica Huston) - a grifter who works for a bookie by placing large amounts of bets to change the odds. Over the course of the film, the relationships and interactions between Roy and Myra, Myra and Lilly, and Lilly and Roy are altered, leading to a shocking conclusion. The events of the film are triggered by Roy getting caught (and punished) during one of his grifts, resulting in him needing medical attention and reuniting him after many years with his estranged mother. Having visited him in the hospital, his mother leaves too late to place her bets, landing her in a lot of trouble with her violent boss, Bobo - a man who she has been silently conning out of money. Eventually the characters begin to turn on each other, with devastating results. Nominated for four Oscars, ye...


The Last Goldfish by James-Masaki Ryan (5th May 2018)

"The Last Goldfish" (2017) Filmmaker and manager of UNSW Creative Practice Lab in the School of the Arts and Media Su Goldfish has had a fascinating life. Born in 1958 in Trinidad to a German father and English mother, she was raised on the Caribbean island until her early teens. But with the Black Revolution in 1970 causing discrimination and violence against whites, the Goldfish family of three emigrated to Australia starting all over again. Su didn't have any brothers or sisters, had no relatives in Trinidad and none in Australia. Her father Manfred had stated that he had no family left in Germany and he never wanted to discuss about his life to his daughter. But through many years and piecing the clues together, Su finds there is much more to why her father kept his early life as a secret. A former marriage and half-siblings, life as a Jew in Nazi Germany, and painful memories. There are many filmmakers that have made autobiographical works, but in the most part they would be a partially fictionalized version of themselves, reenactments, or loosely based memories. "The Last Goldfish" takes the autobiograph...


Cry, the Beloved Country by James-Masaki Ryan (5th May 2018)

"Cry, the Beloved Country" (1951) The minister of a small parish in the rural South African town of Ndotsheni, Reverend Stephen Kumalo (played by Canada Lee) receives a letter from a fellow minister in Johannesburg, with a message stating Kumalo's sister Gertrude (played by Ribbon Dhlamini) has fallen ill and pleads for him to come to the city. He is weary of traveling as people in his family as well as people of town that had moved to Johannesburg never return or even write a letter back to their hometown. Reverend Kumalo's son Absalom (played by Lionel Ngakane) has also moved to Johannesburg and not been heard of, and it becomes his mission to seek his children. His first quest is to find Reverend Msimangu (played by Sidney Poitier) who wrote the letter. Msimangu must tell Kumalo of the news that Gertrude became a prostitute to make ends meet as her husband had disappeared and she was left alone to take care of her young son. They also visit Kumalo's younger broth...


Space Truckers by Eric Cotenas (5th May 2018)

When grizzled space trucker John Canyon (Blue Velvet's Dennis Hopper) delivers a shipment of genetically-modified square pigs to the InterPork space hub two days late, boss Keller (Cheers' George Wendt) tries to cheat him out of his pay by making away with the shipment while he is paying his respects along with his fellow truckers to one of their own whose load was jacked by space pirates lead by the mysterious Captain Macanudo. John has been carrying a flirtation with canteen waitress Cindy (Empire Records' Debi Mazar) and offers to ferry her to Earth to visit her mother in the hospital if she agrees to marry him. After a brawl in which the hub becomes depressurized and Keller is sucked out into space ass first, John and Cindy flee with brash new trucker Mike Pucci (...


The Psychopath by Robert Segedy (3rd May 2018)

Robert Bloch, the man behind the bestselling novel, "Psycho", was the author that was the most responsible for ushering in the era of psychological horror films. Using the actual crimes of Ed Gein in Plainfield, Wisconsin, Bloch created the mother obsessed character of Norman Bates, which in turn Alfred Hitchcock tuned into cinematic history with his film, “Psycho” (1960). Bloch had a long running streak of screenplays for Amicus Studios in the 60’s, including the Portmanteau Horror films, "Torture Garden" (1967), and "The House that Dripped Blood" (1971). This feature, originally to be entitled "Schizo", was a potboiler that utilized all of the much too familiar plot devices that by now were considered second rate: a crippled old woman that is confined to a wheelchair, a dominated son that even early on doesn’t look quite right, a black gloved killer who seems to have been lifted straight from the Italian Giallo films, and dolls, lots of creepy dolls that take up most of the rooms in the house. Amicus Studios was created by two American producers and screenwriters, ...


Jungle by James-Masaki Ryan (30th April 2018)

"Jungle" (2017) Yossi Ghinsberg (played by Daniel Radcliffe) has been living the life of a backpacker for some time. Forgoing college against his parents' wishes, Yossi traveled around North and South America and has now arrived in Bolivia alone. He then encounters Marcus (played by Joel Jackson, a Swiss school teacher and Kevin (played by Alex Russell, a well-known American photographer in the backpacking community. While searching for the next place to travel, Karl (played by Thomas Kretschmann, an Austrian traveler offers the three to a journey into the Amazon jungle - where they can meet undocumented natives, explore sights unseen, and experience an adventure unlike any other. Marcus and Kevin are slightly skeptical about the proposition of Karl guiding them through undocumented lands, but Yossi sees the adventure and wonder and convinces his new friends to join in. During their quest into the jungle tensions start to rise between the group. Marcus' feet injuries...


In This Corner of the World by James-Masaki Ryan (30th April 2018)

"In This Corner of the World" 「この世界の片隅に」 (2016) Taking place in wartime Japan, Suzu Urano (played by Non) is the middle child in a family with three children. Living in a fairly average household in Hiroshima, she is arranged to marry Shusaku Houjo (played by Yoshimasa Hosoya), a young Navy clerk who lives with his family in the naval port town of Kure. Things are awkward for her as she is inexperienced with the daily tasks of cleaning, cooking, and others, and having to take care of her ill mother in law has been troublesome as well. Help comes unexpectedly with the return of Shusuke's aggressively strict sister Keiko (played by Minori Omi) to the family home along with her young daughter Harumi (played by Natsuki Inaba). Taking control of the household, she frequently scolds Suzu for her inept skills as a wife and criticizes the rest of the family for everything else. One thing that keeps Suzu s...


Braven by Eric Cotenas (25th April 2018)

Joe Braven (Conan the Barbarian's Jason Momoa) has been running his family's Newfoundland logging business ever since his father Linden (Don't Breathe's Stephen Lang) took a forty-foot fall that left him with some increasingly worrying memory issues. After Linden's confusing a girl at a bar for his wife starts a brawl in which Linden sustains injuries and Joe nearly gets himself arrested for his brutally efficient defense of his father, he is separately warned by the sheriff (Republic of Doyle's Steve O'Connell) and his father's doctor that Linden may require more care than he and working wife Stephanie (Splinter's Jill Wagner) can give. Although Joe is again...


Sleeping Dogs (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (25th April 2018)

Sleeping Dogs (Roger Donaldson, 1977) When Smith (Sam Neill) finds himself competing for the love of his wife Gloria (Nevan Rowe) with his friend Bullen (Ian Mune), he responds by walking away from his family. Smith journeys to the Coromandel, where he rents an island (‘Gut Island’) from its Maori owner, Ben Taupiri (Don Selwyn). When a number of soldiers are killed by a group of guerrillas, Smith’s peace is disrupted by police officers who arrive on his island and discover a cache of weapons and explosives. Smith tries unsuccessfully to convince the police that he had no idea these weapons, planted by a local man named Cousins, were on the island. However, he is taken into custody and held in isolation, in a cell in which he can hear the distant screams of other prisoners being tortured, before being interrogated by an official named Jesperson (Clyde Scott). Jesperson is a former schoolmate of Smith’s and tries to convince Ben to confess his role in the rebellion and ‘name names’; if Smith does this, Jesperson claims, he will be allowed to leave the country and live in peace elsewhere. Jesperson plans to transport Sm...


TECHNICAL REVIEWS
Mountain of the Cannibal God (The) AKA La montagna del dio cannibale AKA Slave of the Cannibal God A by Rick Curzon (20th May 2018)

Sergio Martino (director of All The Colours Of The Dark, The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh, Torso) invites you on the trip of a lifetime - to THE MOUNTAIN OF THE CANNIBAL GOD for sun, wildlife and... flesh munching natives! You might just never come home... Ursula Andress (Bond Dr No, 10th Victim, The Nurse) travels to the New Guinea jungle in search of her scientist husband who s vanished in the untamed Green Inferno. Soon, giant spiders, killer crocs and deadly snakes bare their teeth as her expedition, lead by cult-fave Stacey Keach, journeys towards the sacred mountain of the Cannibal God! There a flesh-eating demon will enslave her in an eruption of frenzied orgiastic climax... and full porky bestiality! Banned as a video nasty , Shameless now reinstates the original dramatic gore and the complete extended explicitness to serve up the world s first 2K-sharp restoration of this ferocious unflinching exploitation treat, to be devoured in all its blood-soaked glory!...


Mad Death (The) by Rick Curzon (13th May 2018)

The Mad Death is a television serial made by BBC Scotland. It was filmed in 1982 and transmitted 1 year later in 1983. The three-part series examined the effects of an outbreak of rabies in the United Kingdom and was noted for its occasionally chilling content. It has been described by at least one reference book as being one of the most bleak and disturbing drama series ever attempted. A French visitor to Scotland smuggles her cat into the country, sparking a terrifying outbreak of rabies which threatens to engulf an entire community. When a pet cat, affected by rabies is smuggled into Britain, the spread of the disease among the animal population goes undetected - until the first human falls victim to the terrible Mad Death....


Suddenly, Last Summer (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (11th May 2018)

Directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz (Dragonwyck, All About Eve, Cleopatra) from the play by Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and brilliantly adapted for the screen by Gore Vidal (Ben-Hur, Myra Breckinridge), Suddenly, Last Summer casts three of Hollywood’s most iconic talents (Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift) in a daring and often delirious mix of lurid drama and Gothic horror. Sensational and wildly controversial at the time of its release, Suddenly, Last Summer now stands as a classic – and stills packs a provocative punch....


St. Valentine's Day Massacre (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (8th May 2018)

Roger Corman’s most ambitious and expensive production – his only film for a major studio – is a violent and lurid account of the events leading up to one of the most infamous events in American crime history. Detailing the bitter and brutal rivalry between feuding Chicago mob bosses Al Capone and ‘Bugs’ Moran, Corman’s vividly realised film features terrific performances from Jason Robards, Ralph Meeker and George Segal, and remains one of Corman’s best films....


Grizzly (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th May 2018)

Following the worldwide impact of JAWS in 1975 directors and producers were fast to cash-in on the success of the Steven Spielberg terror-trendsetter and to instigate a short-lived sub-genre of killer animal movies. Perhaps the most successful of all was 1976's GRIZZLY which took in mega-money upon its release and had audiences glued to their seats and avoiding natural parks for the foreseeable future! Starring the Great Christopher George (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) and directed by the genius exploitation master William Girdler (DAY OF THE ANIMALS), GRIZZLY traces the bloody rampage of the titular animal who is chomping, tearing and terrorising innocent campers and showcasing a case of insatiable hunger. If JAWS is the ultimate killer shark flick then GRIZZLY is the world's greatest marauding-mammal movie and, thanks to 88 Films, this all time classic horror film is finally available to UK audiences in gloriously gruesome HD!...


Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (2nd May 2018)

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paul Zindel, Paul Newman’s second film as director stars his wife Joanne Woodward (Three Faces of Eve, Sybil) as an abusive, over-bearing mother raising her two daughters (Nell Potts and Roberta Wallach) in an atmosphere of bitterness and hatred. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds is a powerful, searingly unsentimental and ultimately transformative drama, with a trio of towering performances from the three female leads at its core....


Adult Fairy Tales AKA Fairy Tales (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (26th April 2018)

Little Bo Peep, Old King Cole, Little Tommy Tucker, Snow White, and many others, have all grown up and are ready for action! These enchanting characters from beloved nursery rhymes sing, dance, lust, and romance their way through this hilarious, naughty, and twisted tale where music, mirth, and merriment are the rule of the day. In a clothing optional land of make believe where everything is possible. See “Scream Queen” Linnea Quigley star in her first feature role in this erotic musical funfest!!...


Jules Feiffer‘s Little Murders AKA Little Murders (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (22nd April 2018)

Adapted from the controversial stage play by Jules Feiffer (Carnal Knowledge), this savage, nihilistic black comedy was the startling directorial debut of actor Alan Arkin. When a severely depressed fashion photographer (Elliott Gould M*A*S*H, The Long Goodbye, California Split) meets an optimistic young woman (Marcia Rodd Citizens Band, Last Embrace), she is determined to save him amidst the series of random muggings, sniper shootings, garbage strikes and total blackouts that are ravaging the city of New York....


Alice, Sweet Alice AKA Communion AKA Holy Terror (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (21st April 2018)

When ten-year-old Karen (Brooke Shields – in her first screen appearance) is killed in church on the occasion of her first communion, her seemingly innocent older sister Alice (Paula Sheppard) becomes the prime suspect. Matters become complicated as more of Alice’s family members are attacked, along with residents of her apartment building. Can a twelve-year-old girl be capable of such mayhem, or is someone else with a vicious plan destroying her family?...


Offerings (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (18th April 2018)

If the slasher film formula teaches us anything it is not to bully a young child because, chances are, they might grow up to slice, stab and slaughter those who once wronged them. And from Jason Voorhees to PROM NIGHT (1980) and the late eighties shocker OFFERINGS there is one thing for sure - the body count is going to build and build as an adult avenger takes on a slasher rampage of their own! Released in 1989, the blood-splashed classic OFFERINGS serves up a small town revenge-rampage that is among the genre's most madcap and mesmerising. A perfect example of videotape-era terror, with a knife-wielding avenger that is guaranteed to provoke a spine-tingling reaction, this darkly comic - and proudly plasma-packed - example of teen-tormeting excellence has finally arrived back onto UK shelves in horrible HD courtesy of the controversy-courters at 88 Films!...


Super Inframan (The) AKA Inframan AKA Zhong guo chao ren (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (15th April 2018)

God bless the brilliance of Danny Lee (THE KILLER/ THE UNTOLD STORY) who emerged onto the Shaw Brothers scene with such outlandish fantasies as MIGHTY PEKING MAN (1977) and THE SUPER INFRAMAN (1975) - a tale of futuristic heroism and spandex costumes that could only have been dreamed up during the golden age of Hong Kong cinema. Featuring the sort of ambition that puts most superhero flicks to shame, this is a brilliant bicep-flexing bout of good vs. evil - as a costumed Chinese patriot takes the fight to a city-destroying mega-villain. Undoubtedly one of the finest Far Eastern action flicks of all-time, THE SUPER INFRAMAN makes its UK debut in a muscular HD transfer that could only have come from the Oriental-cinema obsessives at 88 Films!...


Boneyard (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (11th April 2018)

One of the greatest zombie movies you probably never saw is finally back to chew its way into your 88 Films collection! Released in 1991, THE BONE YARD is a certified cult classic of the VHS era that mixes the bad taste splatter humour of such classics as THE EVIL DEAD and RE-ANIMATOR with enough corpse-shambling thrills and ghoulish chills to make for an essential late night watch. Telling of a living dead outbreak in a coroner's office, THE BONE YARD is a claustrophobic love letter to George A. Romero that inotrduces some original ideas to the well-worn meat-munching trope. With a cast that includes television legend Phyllis Diller and B-movie veteran Ed Nelson (A BUCKET OF BLOOD) and with ertswhile makeup effects genius James Cummins (THE THING) as director - this is one low budget bout of blood-splattered brilliance that more than deserves its HD premiere from 88 Films!!...


Threads (TV) by Rick Curzon (8th April 2018)

Written by Barry Hines ( Kes ) and directed by Mick Jackson ( The Bodyguard ). The BBC drama which shocked an entire generation is given a meticulous 2k restoration from the original BBC CRI 16mm prints. This remaster is available for a limited time only, and is exclusive to the UK. Winner of four BAFTAs including 'Best Single Drama', the story follows everyday Sheffield townsfolk as they struggle to survive nuclear attack and the years of that follow. Originally broadcast at the height of the nuclear paranoia of the 80s, it sent shockwaves throughout the country and arguably changed the global political discourse on nuclear war. This 2-disc set presents the original film remastered in 2k, available uncut for the first time in the UK....


Sea Fog AKA Haemoo (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (7th April 2018)

SEA FOG is one of the Korean wave's most potent stories and a visually arresting action-packed effort. Telling of an illegal immigrant operation in South Korea, focused on bringing 30 mainland Chinese star-watchers to the hustle and bustle of Busan and Seoul, which ends in terrifying tragedy, SEA FOG is a tense thriller and a blistering viewing experience. Produced by the legendary Bong Joon-ho (THE HOST) and with a cast that includes the great Kim Yoon-seok (THE CHASER) and K-pop icon Park Yoo-chun (formerly of TVXQ), SEA FOG is an adventure on the high sea that ranks as one of East Asian cinema's most masterful recent achievements!...


Dragon Missile (The) AKA Fei long zhan (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (4th April 2018)

If you loved director Meng Hua Ho's awesome game-changing martial arts masterpiece THE FLYING GUILLOTINE (1974) then you will lose your head over his decapitation-packed follow-up THE DRAGON MISSILE (1976). Headlined by the legendary kung-fu icon Lo Lieh (THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN) this brutal tale of rivalry and skullduggery in ancient China packs a potent punch from start to finish. Absolutely crammed full of carnage - the blood flies thick and fast as the 'missile' itself glides across the screen and slices limbs from bodies in this wuxia wonder that is finally on BluRay in all of its HD chopsocky glory! Sit down to THE DRAGON MISSILE and remind yourself why Hong Kong was once at the forefront of world action cinema - for this is a must-have motion picture that positively re-invented the excess of East Asian adventure epics!!!...


Otley (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (30th March 2018)

Gerry Otley (Tom Courtenay The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Billy Liar, 45 Years) is a charming scrounger who stumbles unwittingly into espionage, murder, espionage and double crossing as he is mistaken for a spy, kidnapped, and becomes romantically embroiled with a sexy foreign agent, played by Romy Schneider (Purple Noon, Ludwig, Death Watch). Adeptly balancing thrills and laughs, this Sixties comic spy thriller from writer-director Dick Clement (TV s The Likely Lads, Porridge, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet)is a stellar addition to the British canon of post-Bond spy flicks....


Town on Trial (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (28th March 2018)

Investigating a murder in a small English town, a brusque Police Inspector (John Mills Hobson's Choice, Ice Cold in Alex, Young Winston) discovers that virtually everyone he encounters has something to hide. Setting the template for British crime thrillers for decades to come (including recent TV hit, Broadchurch), director John Guillermin s audacious, often salacious, drama is untypical of mainstream British cinema of its time. An intelligent and gripping police-procedural thriller and macabre melodrama, Town on Trial is a rare treat which is ripe for rediscovery....


Gumshoe (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (25th March 2018)

This brilliant feature debut from director Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters) is an affectionate – and uniquely British – tribute to the Hollywood detective movies of the 1940s. Starring the great Albert Finney (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Murder on the Orient Express, Skyfall) as a Liverpool bingo caller who dreams of being a private eye and then finds himself suddenly contacted for what appears to be an actual piece of detective work....


One-Armed Swordsman AKA Dubei Dau (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (18th March 2018)

Cheh Chang co-writes and directs this Hong Kong action drama. Accepted to the Golden Sword School after his father sacrificed his life to save his master, Fang Kang (Yu Wang) is resented by his fellow pupils and decides to leave. However, his master's daughter Chi Pei-erh (Yin Tze Pan) challenges him to a fight and chops off his arm. After being nursed back to health by Hsiao Man (Chiao Chiao), Fang Kang attempts to master the art of sword fighting with one arm and finds himself returning to the Golden Sword School on a desperate mission to save his master....


Passenger (The) AKA Professione: Reporter (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (18th March 2018)

In one of the most acclaimed films of all time, Michelangelo Antonioni (Blow-up, Zabriskie Point) directed international star Jack Nicholson (The Last Detail, The Border, Wolf) and Maria Schneider (Last Tango in Paris) in an elliptical and fascinating thriller about alienation and lost identities. Now finally making its Blu-ray debut in the UK, this essential work from one of cinema’s most renowned and celebrated film artists is accompanied by an array of fascinating and insightful extra features....


Northern Exposure: Season 1 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (17th March 2018)

Joel Fleischman is a nebbishy Jewish doctor from New York City, and a fresh faced medical school graduate. He's also about to begin the four year service contract he promised to the state of Alaska, who financed his education. But he just happened to forget reading some of the stipulations in his contract, that has assigned him to the small post of Cicely, Alaska. A town of 215 people that welcomes it's newest resident with open arms. As he contends with the daily lives and rituals of these all too normal and trusting folk, Joel just might realise that Cicely's quieter ways are probably more civilised than the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Made up of Cicely's various residents, patients and friends of Fleischman include wealthy former astronaut Maurice Minnifield; feisty pilot Maggie O'Connell; mayor and saloon owner Holling Vincoeur; his sweet, naive waitress girlfriend Shelly Tambo (who's old enough to be his daughter); intellectual ex-con and disc jockey Chris Stevens; Joel's far wiser and very quiet receptionist Marilyn Whirlwind; kindly store owner Ruth-Anne Miller, and avid film buff Ed Chigliak. Enjoy once again, now fully restored and in hi-definition, all 110 episodes, over 6 seasons, with all the original music as you ...


Northern Exposure: Season 6 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (17th March 2018)

Joel Fleischman is a nebbishy Jewish doctor from New York City, and a fresh faced medical school graduate. He's also about to begin the four year service contract he promised to the state of Alaska, who financed his education. But he just happened to forget reading some of the stipulations in his contract, that has assigned him to the small post of Cicely, Alaska. A town of 215 people that welcomes it's newest resident with open arms. As he contends with the daily lives and rituals of these all too normal and trusting folk, Joel just might realise that Cicely's quieter ways are probably more civilised than the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Made up of Cicely's various residents, patients and friends of Fleischman include wealthy former astronaut Maurice Minnifield; feisty pilot Maggie O'Connell; mayor and saloon owner Holling Vincoeur; his sweet, naive waitress girlfriend Shelly Tambo (who's old enough to be his daughter); intellectual ex-con and disc jockey Chris Stevens; Joel's far wiser and very quiet receptionist Marilyn Whirlwind; kindly store owner Ruth-Anne Miller, and avid film buff Ed Chigliak. Enjoy once again, now fully restored and in hi-definition, all 110 episodes, over 6 seasons, with all the original music as you ...


Northern Exposure: Season 5 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (17th March 2018)

Joel Fleischman is a nebbishy Jewish doctor from New York City, and a fresh faced medical school graduate. He's also about to begin the four year service contract he promised to the state of Alaska, who financed his education. But he just happened to forget reading some of the stipulations in his contract, that has assigned him to the small post of Cicely, Alaska. A town of 215 people that welcomes it's newest resident with open arms. As he contends with the daily lives and rituals of these all too normal and trusting folk, Joel just might realise that Cicely's quieter ways are probably more civilised than the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Made up of Cicely's various residents, patients and friends of Fleischman include wealthy former astronaut Maurice Minnifield; feisty pilot Maggie O'Connell; mayor and saloon owner Holling Vincoeur; his sweet, naive waitress girlfriend Shelly Tambo (who's old enough to be his daughter); intellectual ex-con and disc jockey Chris Stevens; Joel's far wiser and very quiet receptionist Marilyn Whirlwind; kindly store owner Ruth-Anne Miller, and avid film buff Ed Chigliak. Enjoy once again, now fully restored and in hi-definition, all 110 episodes, over 6 seasons, with all the original music as you ...


Northern Exposure: Season 4 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (17th March 2018)

Joel Fleischman is a nebbishy Jewish doctor from New York City, and a fresh faced medical school graduate. He's also about to begin the four year service contract he promised to the state of Alaska, who financed his education. But he just happened to forget reading some of the stipulations in his contract, that has assigned him to the small post of Cicely, Alaska. A town of 215 people that welcomes it's newest resident with open arms. As he contends with the daily lives and rituals of these all too normal and trusting folk, Joel just might realise that Cicely's quieter ways are probably more civilised than the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Made up of Cicely's various residents, patients and friends of Fleischman include wealthy former astronaut Maurice Minnifield; feisty pilot Maggie O'Connell; mayor and saloon owner Holling Vincoeur; his sweet, naive waitress girlfriend Shelly Tambo (who's old enough to be his daughter); intellectual ex-con and disc jockey Chris Stevens; Joel's far wiser and very quiet receptionist Marilyn Whirlwind; kindly store owner Ruth-Anne Miller, and avid film buff Ed Chigliak. Enjoy once again, now fully restored and in hi-definition, all 110 episodes, over 6 seasons, with all the original music as you ...


Northern Exposure: Season 3 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (17th March 2018)

Joel Fleischman is a nebbishy Jewish doctor from New York City, and a fresh faced medical school graduate. He's also about to begin the four year service contract he promised to the state of Alaska, who financed his education. But he just happened to forget reading some of the stipulations in his contract, that has assigned him to the small post of Cicely, Alaska. A town of 215 people that welcomes it's newest resident with open arms. As he contends with the daily lives and rituals of these all too normal and trusting folk, Joel just might realise that Cicely's quieter ways are probably more civilised than the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Made up of Cicely's various residents, patients and friends of Fleischman include wealthy former astronaut Maurice Minnifield; feisty pilot Maggie O'Connell; mayor and saloon owner Holling Vincoeur; his sweet, naive waitress girlfriend Shelly Tambo (who's old enough to be his daughter); intellectual ex-con and disc jockey Chris Stevens; Joel's far wiser and very quiet receptionist Marilyn Whirlwind; kindly store owner Ruth-Anne Miller, and avid film buff Ed Chigliak. Enjoy once again, now fully restored and in hi-definition, all 110 episodes, over 6 seasons, with all the original music as you ...


Northern Exposure: Season 2 (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (17th March 2018)

Joel Fleischman is a nebbishy Jewish doctor from New York City, and a fresh faced medical school graduate. He's also about to begin the four year service contract he promised to the state of Alaska, who financed his education. But he just happened to forget reading some of the stipulations in his contract, that has assigned him to the small post of Cicely, Alaska. A town of 215 people that welcomes it's newest resident with open arms. As he contends with the daily lives and rituals of these all too normal and trusting folk, Joel just might realise that Cicely's quieter ways are probably more civilised than the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Made up of Cicely's various residents, patients and friends of Fleischman include wealthy former astronaut Maurice Minnifield; feisty pilot Maggie O'Connell; mayor and saloon owner Holling Vincoeur; his sweet, naive waitress girlfriend Shelly Tambo (who's old enough to be his daughter); intellectual ex-con and disc jockey Chris Stevens; Joel's far wiser and very quiet receptionist Marilyn Whirlwind; kindly store owner Ruth-Anne Miller, and avid film buff Ed Chigliak. Enjoy once again, now fully restored and in hi-definition, all 110 episodes, over 6 seasons, with all the original music as you ...


Dogs AKA Slaughter (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (8th March 2018)

In the wake of JAWS (1975) audiences were treated to all number of nature-run-amok movies - from Jeff Lieberman's killer worm outing SQUIRM (1976) to the national park nightmare GRIZZLY (1976). Equally quick off-the-bat was DOGS, also unleashed in 1976, and treating terror-hungry audiences to an outbreak of canine carnage in a small California town. Featuring the thespian talents of British actor David McCallum (THE GREAT ESCAPE), the action comes thick and fast as 'man's best friend' is turned against its owner and chows down on human flesh - in the streets, in the corridors of a university and even in the shower... no one is safe from being mauled by a pack of blood thirsty four-legged fiends! Best compared to Stephen King's gut-wrencher CUJO (1983), few fans of 42nd Street ferocity will deny that DOGS is a B-movie masterpiece that you would be barking mad to miss!...


Ghost Lovers (The) AKA Yan nu huan hun (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (6th March 2018)

"Long before South Korea became a pop culture phenomenon the country still possessed a fascinating pool of filmmaking talent and few were more prolific than the late Shin Sang-ok. Creating several genius genre efforts, such as the early K-horror creeper THE SNAKE WOMAN (1969), the director helmed one of his most famous and acclaimed creep-shows with THE GHOST LOVERS (1974). Made in Hong Kong for the Shaw Brothers, this ghoulishly effective supernatural horror classic has a beautiful babe from beyond-the-grave reach out to her beau... but, unfortunately for our feisty femme fatale, the struggles and shocks of a romance that includes outer-body terror and spirited surprises is difficult to contain! Both deceivingly romantic and eerily effective, this five star spine-tingler has been remastered for BluRay by the Asian cinema junkies at 88 Films. THE GHOST LOVERS has returned to British shelves in colourful and creepy HD condition to once again steal your soul!!!"...


Joe Bullet (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th March 2018)

When local soccer team The Eagles fall prey to a series of onslaughts from a mysterious gangster only a week before the championship final, the team turns to the one man that can help save their chances at victory - Joe Bullet (Ken Gampu). Joe will have to battle against villainous henchmen, escape booby-trap bombs and bring his martial arts expertise to the fore in order to survive an attack from a deadly assassin. In the end he will have to infiltrate the mysterious gangster’s hide-out in a dangerous cat-and-mouse rescue mission to save not only The Eagles’ two kidnapped star players, but that of his beautiful love interest, Beauty (Abigail Kubeka). The odds will be stacked against him, but he’s the man that fights crime, the man that no one can tie down! Joe Bullet!...


Handmaid's Tale (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (2nd March 2018)

Adapted from the bestselling dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood and with a screenplay by Harold Pinter The Handmaid’s Tale stars Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway and Robert Duvall. In Atwood’s nightmarish fable, the United States of America has become The Republic of Gilead, a right-wing totalitarian state. Women are subjugated and powerless in society. The world is rife with disease and infection, and few women remain who can have children: those who can are taken by the government, and christened handmaids. Kate, a handmaid, is sent to the house of Fred, the Commander. There she must submit to his demands, and those of Serena Joy, his jealous, vindictive wife. But some things cannot be controlled by The Republic - like Kate s growing feelings for The Commander’s chauffeur Nick. Or the secret resistance, who meet under darkness. This chilling and memorable film retains all the power of Atwood’s feminist classic, and is at once a stinging critique of a totalitarian society, and a moving story of one woman’s fight for freedom....


One Dark Night AKA Night in the Crypt AKA Rest in Peace (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (1st March 2018)

American horror starring Adam West in which high school student Julie Wells (Meg Tilly) agrees to stay in a mausoleum overnight as part of an initiation process, in the hopes of getting accepted into an elitist group of friends called The Sisters. Julie is unaware that she is joined by two girls from the group, Carol (Robin Evans) and Kitty (Leslie Speights), who sneak back into the mausoleum after dropping Julie off in an attempt to frighten her by donning costumes and playing pranks on their hopeful member. The playful pranks soon come to an end, however, when an occultist is resurrected from the dead and begins to terrorise them, causing them to fight for their own survival....


Katherine Anne Porter’s Ship of Fools AKA Ship of Fools (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (28th February 2018)

Stanley Kramers star-studded, Oscar®-winning adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter's novel about passengers aboard an ocean liner bound to Germany from Mexico in 1933 forms a potent allegory of a world drifting inexorably towards war. With its incredible cast, including Vivien Leigh (in her last screen role), Simone Signoret, Lee Marvin, George Segal, Oskar Werner and Jose Ferrer, Ship of Fools is a powerful drama and a compelling viewing experience. It remains one of the finest ensemble pieces of the period....


Blood Harvest AKA Nightmare AKA The Marvelous Mervo (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (28th February 2018)

Prolific B-movie maverick Bill Rebane (The Giant Spider Invasion) opted for some contemporary ‘real world’ horror carnage and caught wind of the slice and dice craze with his classic Blood Harvest (1987). Unleashed at a time when the slasher movie was awash with sequels, Blood Harvest stood out thanks to a lunatic performance from Tiny Tim; the legendary American television personality who offers up a creepy and instantly-cult sing-song scene. Featuring a masked man on the rampage, twists and turns that will keep you glued to the gore, and a final reel that packs in plenty of sadism and shocks, Blood Harvest gets its high definition worldwide premiere from the celluloid plasma-addicts at 88 Films!...


Full Treatment (The) AKA Stop Me Before I Kill (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (27th February 2018)

Four classic thrillers from the vaults of Hammer Films released on Blu-ray for the very first time, including premiere presentations of the complete, uncensored UK theatrical release versions of Val Guest's The Full Treatment and Cyril Frankel's Never Take Sweets from a Stranger and a host of new and exclusive extra features. This stunning Limited Blu-ray Edition Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units. Never Take Sweets from a Stranger Cash On Demand The Full Treatment The Snorkel...


Cash on Demand (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (27th February 2018)

Four classic thrillers from the vaults of Hammer Films released on Blu-ray for the very first time, including premiere presentations of the complete, uncensored UK theatrical release versions of Val Guest's The Full Treatment and Cyril Frankel's Never Take Sweets from a Stranger and a host of new and exclusive extra features. This stunning Limited Blu-ray Edition Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units. Never Take Sweets from a Stranger Cash On Demand The Full Treatment The Snorkel...


 


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