Tag Archives: Blu-Ray

The Swinging Cheerleaders – Blu-Ray Re-Release Review

Jack Hill was one of those tireless genre directors of the 60s and 70s, turning out interesting little oddities such as Spider Baby and directing the best scenes in Roger Corman’s complicated production Blood Bath, as well as making Pam Grier a star in Foxy Brown and Coffy. It is often said that every single […]

Return of the Killer Tomatoes – Blu-Ray Re-Release Review

In 1978, the B-movie spoof Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! was released, mostly to indifference, but by the late 1980s its time had finally come, and a sequel arrived, followed in short succession by two more: Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! and Killer Tomatoes Eat France!, plus an animated series. Writer-director John DeBello attributes this to […]

Scott Of The Antartic – Blu-Ray Review (New Release)

We take a look at this restored 1948 Ealing classic as it arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD… Based on the real life adventures of Robert Falcon Scott and his fellow explorers SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC tells the story of the infamous but ill-fated 1912 expedition – a race against Norway to discover the South Pole. John Mills (Great […]

Blood Bath – Blu-Ray Release Review

Back in 1963, Roger Corman was taking a busman’s holiday in Dubrovnik, then a part of Yugoslavia, now a part of Croatia. Apparently unable to keep himself from financing, producing, scripting, directing, et cetera, he ended up getting involved with a local production, Operacija Ticijan (Operation Titian), a thriller involving a forged Titian painting and […]

Killer Dames – Blu-Ray Re-Release Review

In the 1970s, Italian director Emilio P. Miraglia never quite made it as big as Dario Argento. For that matter, he never made it as big as Mario Bava or Lucio Fulci, nor Sergio Martino, or Umberto Lenzi or even Ruggero Deodato. Still, he managed to make, under the assumed name Hal Brady, the thrillers […]

Hired to Kill – Blu-Ray Release Review

From 1976’s Island of Death to 2002’s .com for Murder, journeyman director Nico Mastorakis put out films on an average of one-per-year, mostly low-budget action films, but branching out into low-budget comedies, low-budget thrillers, low-budget horror, and low-budget erotic thriller. Never managing to shape Hollywood from its B-movie outskirts in the way that a director […]

Ran – New 4k Blu-Ray Release Review

‘To commemorate 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death and thirty years on from its original UK theatrical release in 1986, RAN has been meticulously restored in digital 4K by French laboratory Éclair under STUDIOCANAL and Kadokawa Pictures’ supervision. Based on an original negative, the majority of the restoration work has been done manually, image by […]

Pink String and Sealing Wax – Blu-Ray Review (New Release)

We take a look at this restored 1945 classic as it arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD… Based on the play by Roland Pertwee and with an all-star cast including Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers, Gordon Jackson, Jean Ireland, Mary Merall and Sally Ann Howes, Pink String and Sealing Wax is the solo directorial debut from Ealing […]

The Hound of the Baskervilles & The Sign of Four – New Release Blu-Ray Review

In 1983, Granada Television filmed and broadcast two Sherlock Holmes mysteries starring Ian Richardson as the beloved detective. Sadly, due to an unforeseen copyright difficulty, the next four films out of the planned six were never made, and Richardson would not play Holmes again before his death in 2007. Here’s our review: The Films Firstly, […]

Outlaw Gangster VIP: The Complete Collection – Blu-Ray Release Review

We take a look at this brand new collection as it hits UK shelves for the first time… In 1968, acclaimed director Toshio Masuda (Rusty Knife, Tora! Tora! Tora!) and rising star Tetsuya Watari (Tokyo Drifter) teamed up for Outlaw: Gangster VIP. The series offers up a depiction of the Japanese underworld that was unprecedented […]