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Iron Curtain (The) AKA Behind the Iron Curtain (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (26th April 2017)

The Iron Curtain (William A Wellman, 1948) Where in the early 1940s, Hollywood had produced a number of pro-Russian films with the intention of showing the public that Russia was an ally in the war against Hitler (for example, Michael Curtiz’s Mission to Moscow, 1943, based on the memoirs of the former US ambassador to Russia, Joseph E Davies), by the end of the decade and into the 1950s Hollywood became fixated on making pictures that showed Soviet ideology to be a particularly insidious menace; much as the early films of the wartime era depicted Nazi spies infiltrating American soil (for example, Vincent Sherman’s Humphrey Bogart-starring All Through the Night from 1942), these later anti-Soviet films often showed Russia to be attempting to plant the seeds of a Communist plot of subversion within the United States. William A Wellman’s The Iron Curtain (1948) was one of the first of such pictures, paving the way for later films including The Red Menace (R G Springsteen, 1949), I Was a Communist for the FB...


The Vampire Bat by Eric Cotenas (23rd April 2017)

The Mitteleuropean village of Kleinschloss is in the grip of terror with the deaths of six residents found drained of their blood. Although the locals fear that a vampire is on the loose due to the sudden infestation of bats in the area, police inspector Karl Brettschneider (The Changeling's Melvyn Douglas) suspects a human culprit. He hopes for some logical answers from Dr. Otto von Niemann (House of Dracula's Lionel Atwill), the local scientist who conducts experiments in the village's local hilltop castle, but the good doc – for whom Karl's plucky girlfriend Ruth (King Kong's Fay Wray) is an assistant – is guarded in his opinions on such phenomena, noting that aside from the supernatural belief in vampires he has observed in his travels victims of vampire bat bites become blood drinkers t...


The Informer by James-Masaki Ryan (22nd April 2017)

“The Informer” (1929) During the Irish War of Independence, revolution party member Francis McPhilip (played by Carl Harbord) accidentally shoots the chief of police during a raid of their premises. As harboring a suspected murderer would be dangerous for the party and its members, Francis is given money to escape to America and away from the authorities. But before he is to make his exit from Ireland, he tries to persuade Katie (played by Lya De Putti) to join him in his fugitive life in America. Fellow party member Gypo Nolan (played by Lars Hanson) does not find Francis’ persuasion to be fair as he is also in love with Katie, alas jealousy ensues. Gypo decides to take his feelings to action by informing on Francis’ whereabouts to the police, which unfortunately leads to a violent death rather than a simple arrest. Gypo feels some guilt for being the anonymous tipper that leads to his party member’s death and especially taking the reward money from the police - but this guilt turns to vicious greed… “The Informer” w...


The Goddess by James-Masaki Ryan (22nd April 2017)

“The Goddess” 神女 (1934) In order to support her child, a single mother (played by Ruan Lingyu) becomes a prostitute on the streets of bustling Shanghai. The streets are filled with danger from random patrons to police officers patrolling, in which at one point she seeks refuge in a random man’s home. The man, Zhang (played by Zhang Zhizhi) thinks that he should be rewarded for sheltering her for safety which dismays her, but she has no choice as he towers over her in size. Things turn worse as he and his minions find out where she lives and threatens her and her baby son, effectively forcing her to work for him as he becomes her pimp. As her life turns harder and her son, they run away in hopes of finding a better life away from Zhang and to have the son given a good education in school. But when the rumors about her profession start to spread with parents and school staff, her son may lose the education that she desires for him to have... “The Goddess” is considered one of the finest Chinese silent films ever made. It was not a grand epic of sweeping ...


Cinema Paradiso by Eric Cotenas (22nd April 2017)

Oscar (Best Foreign Language Film): Italy (won) - Academy Awards, 1990 Golden Globe (Best Foreign Language Film): Italy (won) - Golden Globes, 1990 BAFTA Film Award (Best Actor): Philippe Noiret (won), (Best Actor in a Supporting Role): Salvatore Cascio (won), (Best Film Not in the English Language): Franco Cristaldi & Giuseppe Tornatore (won), (Best Original Film Score): Ennio Morricone & Andrea Morricone (won), (Best Screenplay - Original): Giuseppe Tornatore (won), (Best Cinematography): Blasco Giurato (nominated), (Best Costume Design): Beatrice Bordone (nominated), (Bst Direction): Giuseppe Tornatore (nominated), (Best Editing): Mario Morra (nominated), (Best ...


Monster Trucks by Robert Segedy (22nd April 2017)

We have all seen scenes of a boy bonding with his dog, but what about a boy and his truck, wait a minute, make that a boy and his monster propelled truck. I know, you are wondering what I meant by that. "Monster Trucks" is a family film aimed straight at 8-year-old boys, boys that love monsters and trucks. It is hard to believe that it took a crew of four writers to bring this film to the big screen: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Derek Connolly and Matthew Robinson and a $125 Million dollar budget, but it has received a very lukewarm reception at the box office, reaping a mere $64 Million dollars worldwide, with Forbes magazine and the Los Angeles Times have both labelled it a box office bomb. So why did this ecologically message inscribed film flop? Let’s review the basic fac...


The Girl with All the Gifts by Robert Segedy (22nd April 2017)

As a die hard monster film fan, it was with a mixed sense of anticipation that I opened up this disc; I was both pleased that it was a horror film, but I heaved a breathe of sorrow when I saw that unfortunately it was a horror film featuring zombies. I hate to say it, but the market has been over saturated with products featuring zombies: on television, we have "The Walking Dead" (2010-Present), in comics, we have a variety of zombie offerings, and frankly, I am tired of it all. The last great film that I saw that featured zombies in a memorable way was "Train to Busan" (2016), which was exciting and different. Now where was I; oh yes, the over reliance of zombies in today's market. I have pondered what is the real reason behind the zombie's popularity now? Is it because this is a reflection of our uneasiness with the political climate or is there more to it than just that? They have left their humble jungle roots long behind, evolving from the living dead that performed slave labor under the guidance of creepy plantation owners in such films as "White Zombie" (1932), and "I Walked with a Zombie" (1943), to 1964’s "The Last Man on Earth" with Vincent Price, to


Caltiki, the Immortal Monster AKA Caltiki - il mostro immortale AKA Caltiki the Undying Monster (Blu by Paul Lewis (21st April 2017)

Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (Riccardo Freda, 1959) At an archaeological expedition to the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, where in 607AD the population ‘emigrated en masse towards the distant wild north’ (in the words of the extradiegetic narrator who opens the film) in fear of an apocalyptic prophecy regarding the ‘bloodthirsty’ goddess Caltiki, one of the archaeologists, Nieto (Arturo Dominici), returns to camp and collapses. His companion, Ulmer, is missing, and Nieto is unable to speak coherently, being able to mutter only the words ‘Ulmer… The mummy… Caltiki!’ Showing concern for Nieto are fellow archaeologists John (John Merivale), Bob (Daniele Vargas) and Max (Gerard Herter), and John’s wife Ellen (Didi Sullivan) and Max’s lover Linda (Daniele Roca). The male members of the expedition return to the site of the ancent city and discover an entrance to a cave, uncovered by the recent eruption of a nearby volcano; the cave leads to an underground Mayan temple to Caltiki. Within the temple is a deep lake used for sacrifices to Caltiki; the victims of such sacrifices ...


Lion by Eric Cotenas (20th April 2017)

Oscar (Best Motion Picture of the Year): Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, and Emile Sherman (nominated), (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role): Dev Patel (nominated), (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role) Nicole Kidman (nominated), (Best Adapted Screenplay) Luke Davies, (nominated), (Best Achievement in Cinematography) Greig Fraser (nominated), and ( Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures: Original Score) Dustin O'Halloran and Volker Bertelmann (nominated) - Academy Awards, 2017 BAFTA Film Award (Best Supporting Actor): Dev Patel (won), (Best Screenplay: Adapted): Luke Davies (won), (Best Supporting Actress): Nicole Kidman (nominated), (Best Cinemat...


Youth in Oregon by Eric Cotenas (20th April 2017)

On his eightieth birthday, retired doctor Ray (The Ninth Gate's Frank Langella) announces to his family at dinner that he will be traveling to Oregon for an assisted suicide. His announcement is met with negative but diverse reactions: his wife Estelle (Sweet Home Alabama's Mary Kay Place) humors him because she is convinced that he will not qualify (although he does not know about the results of his latest physical), his daughter Kate (Married… with Children's Christina Applegate) goes into hysterics and badgers her husband Brian (Inventing the Abbots's Billy Crudup) into voicing an objection, their teenage daughter Annie (


German Concentration Camps Factual Survey: Special Archival Edition by James-Masaki Ryan (16th April 2017)

“German Concentration Camps Factual Survey” (1946/2014) In the spring of 1945 with the end of World War II in Europe, the Nazi Regime came to an end. People that lived in terror were finally free. Concentration camps set up all around Europe were liberated, but what the Allied Forces found within the camps were beyond horrifying. Not only were there thousands upon thousands malnourished and near death, but there were thousands upon thousands more corpses lying out in the open, in mass graves, and in torture chambers all around the various camps. Starvation or disease killed off a large number but also many were killed through torturous methods such as gas chambers, guns, flame throwers, or by electrocution. Words could not express the horrific nature of what the Allied Forces encountered and one could not imagine what the people in the camps went through for the years and years as captives. A documentary was commissioned by the British Ministry of Information to capture the liberation of the camps and to show the nature of the conditions the people had gone through. A collaborative effort by the UK, US, and Soviet military, a group of nearly 50 military cameramen captur...


Chupacabra Territory by Eric Cotenas (16th April 2017)

Three men and a woman traveled into the Pinewood Forest in search of the Chupacabra and were never heard from again. Although there bodies were never discovered, they were declared dead after their cameras were found by the FBI and the footage made available through the Freedom of Information Act. Noting the population spike in coyotes as an "indicator species," amateur cryptozoologist Amber (Sins of Dracula's Sarah Nicklin), horny guide Joe (The Inhabitants' Michael Reed), cameraman Dave (Bryant Jansen), and "douche balloon" Morgan (Alex Hayek) head off to the woods. Finding the nearby town of Lake Emerald virtually deserted apart from a one-eyed gas station owner (Zombex's Pierre Kennel


Bleed by Eric Cotenas (16th April 2017)

Seeking a life away from the hectic city in which to raise their child, Matt (90210's Michael Steger) takes a country practice up in the mountains and his pregnant wife Sarah (Fresh Off the Boat's Chelsey Crisp) sets about renovating their massive and remote (and surprisingly affordable) Victorian dream house. A weekend housewarming with Sarah's schizophrenic-but-medicated best friend Bree (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Brittany Ishibashi) and her new beau Dave (Love Don't Cost a Thing's Elimu Nelson) quickly takes a downward turn when Sarah's brother Eric (Not Another Teen Movie's


The Chuck Norris Collection by James-Masaki Ryan (16th April 2017)

"The Chuck Norris Collection" Martial Arts superstar Chuck Norris ("The Delta Force", "Missing in Action") set a blistering standard for fast-paced, bone-crunching action-adventure during the 1980s, developing a dynamic of hard-edged physical combat in a sensational series of full-tilt fight films. "Slaughter in San Francisco" (1974) When San Francisco police officers John Sumner (Robert Jones) and Don Wong (Wong Tao) save a young woman from a gang rape they set off an explosive chain of events that will rock the city ragged. With payback on the cards and a notorious drug kingpin named Chuck Slaughter (Chuck Norris in a rare turn as a badass villain) standing over proceedings, it’s only a matter of time before officers Sumner and Wong kick into action to fight for justice and their lives.


The Chuck Norris Collection by James-Masaki Ryan (16th April 2017)

"The Chuck Norris Collection" Martial Arts superstar Chuck Norris ("The Delta Force", "Missing in Action") set a blistering standard for fast-paced, bone-crunching action-adventure during the 1980s, developing a dynamic of hard-edged physical combat in a sensational series of full-tilt fight films. "Slaughter in San Francisco" (1974) When San Francisco police officers John Sumner (Robert Jones) and Don Wong (Wong Tao) save a young woman from a gang rape they set off an explosive chain of events that will rock the city ragged. With payback on the cards and a notorious drug kingpin named Chuck Slaughter (Chuck Norris in a rare turn as a badass villain) standing over proceedings, it’s only a matter of time before officers Sumner and Wong kick into action to fight for justice and their lives.


The Chuck Norris Collection by James-Masaki Ryan (16th April 2017)

"The Chuck Norris Collection" Martial Arts superstar Chuck Norris ("The Delta Force", "Missing in Action") set a blistering standard for fast-paced, bone-crunching action-adventure during the 1980s, developing a dynamic of hard-edged physical combat in a sensational series of full-tilt fight films. "Slaughter in San Francisco" (1974) When San Francisco police officers John Sumner (Robert Jones) and Don Wong (Wong Tao) save a young woman from a gang rape they set off an explosive chain of events that will rock the city ragged. With payback on the cards and a notorious drug kingpin named Chuck Slaughter (Chuck Norris in a rare turn as a badass villain) standing over proceedings, it’s only a matter of time before officers Sumner and Wong kick into action to fight for justice and their lives.


My 20th Century by Eric Cotenas (15th April 2017)

Golden Camera: Ildikó Enyedi (won) - Cannes Film Festival, 1989 Born in a Budapest slum at the very moment Thomas Edison (Mephisto's Péter Andorai) unveiled his new invention the light bulb to the world in Menlo Park, identical twins Dora and Lili soon lose their mother (Tato's Dorota Segda) and spend their childhood scrounging for food as match sellers. Falling asleep together in the cold one Christmas Eve at the age of eight, the two girls are carried off separately by two gentlemen never to see one another again. New Year's Eve 1900 finds the grown twins (Segda again) aboard the same Orient Express train. Dora is a glamorous but dissolute vamp who seduces and swindles men out of money for her love of jewelry and beautiful clothing, while Lili is a revolutionary sent on a highly confidential mission. Both get off the train in Budapest, the forgotten city of their birth, Lili by assignment and Dora out of boredom. ...


Stagecoach (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (14th April 2017)

Stagecoach (Gordon Douglas, 1966) As Gordon DouglasStagecoach (1966) opens, a Sioux war party is shown in the act of committing a brutal massacre at a camp of cavalry troopers. Meanwhile, in a saloon two cavalry troopers become involved in a fight over a girl, Dallas (Ann-Margret). Their commander, Captain Mallory (John Gabriel), points the finger of blame at Dallas. She is comforted by the town drunk, Josiah Boone (Bing Crosby), a former surgeon in the Union army during the Civil War. Josiah and Dallas plan to leave the town via the stagecoach to Cheyenne. Elsewhere in the town, the son of a banking family, Henry Gatewood (Robert Cummings), steals £10,000 of the bank’s money and plots to flee to Cheyenne also. As the stagecoach prepares to leave, the passengers are joined by inveterate gambler Hatfield (...


Sophie and the Rising Sun by James-Masaki Ryan (13th April 2017)

“Sophie and the Rising Sun” (2016) In the Autumn of 1941, a mysteriously injured and beaten Asian man appears in the small South Carolina town of Salty Creek. In no condition to walk or take care of himself, he is nursed by the widow Anne Morrison (played by Margo Martindale) until he has the strength to be on his way to wherever he was going. The injured man Ohta (played by Takashi Yamaguchi) is introduced to Sophie (played by Julianne Nicholson) - a quiet girl who keeps mostly to herself but has a love for painting, which is something that Ohta has a deep love for as well. But in a town which was segregated, rumors of Sophie and Ohta seeing each other starts causing trouble within the community. And to set things even worse, when the news reports that the Japanese military bombs Pearl Harbor, the racial divide gets even tenser which seriously affects Ohta and Sophie’s relationship… Based on the 2001 novel written by Augusta Trobaugh, the filmed adaptation of “Sophie and the Ri...


With Great Power... The Stan Lee Story by James-Masaki Ryan (10th April 2017)

“With Great Power… The Stan Lee Story” (2010) Born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28th 1922, Stan Lee is and will forever be known as one of the most famous and influential people in comic book history. Captain America, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, and the X-Men are a handful of superheroes created by Lee and his team throughout the years, continuing popularity into modern day. Not to say Lee was the sole creator of everything. Artists


Mephisto Waltz (The) AKA Satan Mon Amour (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (8th April 2017)

The Mephisto Waltz (Paul Wendkos, 1971) Music journalist Myles Clarkson (Alan Alda) leaves his wife Paula (Jacqueline Bisset) and daughter Abby (Pamela Ferdyn) to interview pianist Duncan Ely (Curd Jürgens) at his home. Ely reacts coldly to Myles, until Myles reveals that as a younger man, he displayed a talent for playing the piano which fell by the wayside, leading to Myles taking up a career as a writer. Duncan asks Myles to play the piano, and then comments on Myles’ ‘Rachmaninov hands’ (‘Hands like yours are one in a hundred thousand’) before introducing the journalist to his divorced daughter Roxanne (Barbara Parkins). At a party thrown by the Elys, Myles introduces Paula to Duncan, who asks Myles to play a duet on the piano with him. Paula watches on as Roxanne gazes at Myles, and the Elys’ dog Robin growls menacingly at Paula. Paula has opened a boutique, which is performing badly until Duncan and his entourage pay a visit and buy numerous goods. After Duncan and his friends have left, Paula’s colleague tells Paula that Duncan’s ‘wife was murdered – by ...


RoboCop 2: Collector's Edition by Anthony Arrigo (8th April 2017)

Following up a cinema classic is an unenviable task. There are more examples of where filmmakers got it wrong than right, but when done right you wind up with movies like “The Godfather Part II” (1974) and “Aliens” (1986). Those are extreme exceptions when the sequel arguably eclipses the predecessor, giving itself a clear reason to live. But there are also many instances where a sequel pays great respect to its forbearer and is solidly good in its own right, yet because it doesn’t match or exceed to beloved original it winds up being dismissed. A good example is “Psycho II” (1983), Richard Franklin’s more-than-worthy follow-up to one of horror’s top brass that remains highly underrated. Similarly, over the years very little talk is ever devoted to the sequels spawned from “RoboCop” (1987)… although I think we can all agree the less said about “RoboCop 3” (1993) the better, right? Director Irvin Kershner, hims...


RoboCop 3: Collector's Edition by Anthony Arrigo (8th April 2017)

People die in Hollywood all the time – figuratively and otherwise – but it was on November 5, 1993 that a particularly painful death occurred: that of writer/director Fred Dekker’s career. That fateful day saw the release of Dekker’s “RoboCop 3” (1993), a movie that managed not only to kill a franchise but any future prospects for nearly the remainder of Dekker’s budding career. In fact, aside from some work on “Star Trek: Enterprise” (2001-2002) the only thing he’s done since is scripting duties on the upcoming “The Predator” (2018) for his former roommate Shane Black. After delivering two of horror’s hottest cult titles ever, with “Night of the Creeps” (1986) and “The Monster Squad” (1987), Dekker should have been cranking out genre pictures and ascending to his place as one of horror’s elite. Why he never didn’t go back to low-budget horror filmmaking after the abysmal failure of “RoboCop 3”, I’ll never know but, man, of all the “what ifs?” in this industry it pains me to wonder what he might’ve done. But, then again, he did do “RoboCop 3” and he has been quoted as saying that any and all fault people find with the film belongs i...


Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films / Machete Maidens Unleashed! by James-Masaki Ryan (7th April 2017)

“Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films" (2014) When you watch a movie that starts with the Cannon logo, you know you are in for a treat. Dominating cinemas in the 1980s with a variety of films that were everything from trash to art in a variety of genres, the company was both loved and hated by the people who watched films and the people who made them. But who was behind Cannon and where did they go? Though it was in the 1980s that Cannon was at its peak, the company made its start as an independent distribution company in 1967 by Dennis Friedland and Chris Dewey. The Swedish import “Inga” was its first major hit, and their self-produced “Joe” from 1970 starring Peter Boyle was a major success critically and financially, but throughout the 70s their output was minimal in returns or attention. It was in 1979 that Friedland and Dewey sold the company to Men...


Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films / Machete Maidens Unleashed! by James-Masaki Ryan (7th April 2017)

“Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films" (2014) When you watch a movie that starts with the Cannon logo, you know you are in for a treat. Dominating cinemas in the 1980s with a variety of films that were everything from trash to art in a variety of genres, the company was both loved and hated by the people who watched films and the people who made them. But who was behind Cannon and where did they go? Though it was in the 1980s that Cannon was at its peak, the company made its start as an independent distribution company in 1967 by Dennis Friedland and Chris Dewey. The Swedish import “Inga” was its first major hit, and their self-produced “Joe” from 1970 starring Peter Boyle was a major success critically and financially, but throughout the 70s their output was minimal in returns or attention. It was in 1979 that Friedland and Dewey sold the company to Men...


Slasher.com by Eric Cotenas (4th April 2017)

The Southeastern part of the country is in the grips of terror with a serial killer known as "The S/ash.er Killer" preying on female victims through online dating sites, his identity hidden behind complex proxy server manipulations that have led to the "SWAT-ing" and false arrests of several innocent parties. It is just as well that reserved Jack Roper (Ben Kaplan) takes up outgoing Kristy (Morgan Carter) on her idea to take their first date out of the country for a more rustic setting. Both pleasantly surprised that they have each more than lived up to their online profiles, they take Jack's car up to the woods where Kristy has made a reservation for a cabin. While the audience is at this point assuming that Jack must be the killer (having seen a bare torso that presumably belongs to the killer during the opening credits murder), he is even more unnerved than Kristy when they meet the family that owns Myers Rentals: Momma (Return of the Living Dead's Jewel Shepard


Jackie by Eric Cotenas (4th April 2017)

The goals of "Don't let it be forgot, that for one brief, shining moment there was a Camelot" and "Let them see what they've done to Jack" play tug of war in the mind of Jacqueline Kennedy (Black Swan's Natalie Portman) following the assassination of her husband President John F. Kennedy (Flame and Citron's Caspar Phillipson) in the fanciful exploration of the fall of Camelot as seen from the interior. Intercut with recreations of Kennedy's 1962 television White House Tour (a French sound stage recreation) are her numb hours in the immediate aftermath of the assassination, scrambling of the ongoing investigation in the periphery as brother-in-law Bobby Kennedy (The Skeleton Key's Peter Sarsgaard) tries to shield her from information and Vice President Lyndon Johnson (


Colors: Collector's Edition by Anthony Arrigo (2nd April 2017)

Gang activity has been a part of daily life in certain Los Angeles neighborhoods for decades, but it was during the 80's when violence seemed to be escalating to record highs. The Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D.) has the unenviable task of dealing with the gangs, making tenuous truces with its members, and deciding which crimes are worth a mountain of paperwork for minor, if any, gains. It is a Herculean task, one which seems nearly impossible once the scope and difficulty are considered. Dennis Hopper, in the role of director, takes a close look at the life of two routine L.A.P.D. officers with “Colors” (1988). Although the film does ostensibly have protagonists and antagonists the line between the two is often blurred – sometimes a gang member performs a good deed or helps out the cops, sometimes a cop goes too far and abuses a perp to the point where it becomes criminal. Cops do their best to keep street kids out of the gangs, but for many of them this is the only life they’ve ever known, and all of their friends are already members. The warring between the various gang factions isn’t limited to members, though, and “Colors” also deals with the collateral damage that often...


Firestarter: Collector's Edition by Anthony Arrigo (2nd April 2017)

Ever since Brian De Palma kicked off the practice of adapting Stephen King’s seminal literary works to film with “Carrie” (1976), the floodgates have remained open for cinematic interpretations of his stories. The trickle that began with that film, Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” (1980), and “Creepshow” (1982) turned into a raging river that often saw multiple King films released within the same year. In fact, it would be easier to single out years when no King stories were adapted, as most saw multiple stories ushered onto the silver screen. Even now, in 2017, there are five (!) films related to King’s work on their way to audiences. The 80's were a wellspring for classics, though, with many of his most celebrated horror pictures debuting during that time. 1984 saw the release of both “Children of the Corn” (which has gone on the spawn an entire franchise… somehow) and “Firestarter” - and if you lived in any territory outside of North America you also got “The Dead Zone” (1983), too...


Red Dawn: Collector's Edition by Anthony Arrigo (2nd April 2017)

Considering the current political climate, where Russia is once again a hot button topic, it almost seems morbidly fitting that Shout! Select would be reissuing writer/director John Milius’ invasion fantasy “Red Dawn” (1984). Some call the film banal propaganda, while others see it as a cinematic threat of sorts to any foreign powers who think about setting foot on U.S. soil. Knowing the sort of mad genius that lurks within the mind of John Milius, “Red Dawn” is a sis-boom-bah alternate reality answer to all of those “what if?” questions posed by the Cold War. “Go ahead”, the film says, “Send over squads of your best men and our American kids can take them out!” The movie can be deconstructed a million ways to Sunday but what matters most is this: did Milius succeed in making a good, entertaining movie? The answer is a resounding “yes”. Film fact: “Red Dawn” was the first picture to be released under the new "PG-13" rating, although it was not the first film to be given that distinction; that went to “The Flamingo Kid” (1984) which saw release five months later. The United States has become an isolated world power after the diss...


TECHNICAL REVIEWS
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...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 6 by James-Masaki Ryan (19th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 6” (2011-2012) 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 f...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 5 by James-Masaki Ryan (17th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 5” (2010) 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...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 3 by James-Masaki Ryan (15th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 3” (2008) 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...


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 4 by James-Masaki Ryan (15th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 4” (2009) 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...


Apple Tree Yard (The) (TV) by Rick Curzon (14th February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Emily Watson stars as Yvonne Carmichael, a married woman living a quiet life with her husband and two children. Her world is turned upside down however, when a chance meeting with alluring stranger Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin) leads to a passionate affair. Despite her best attempts to keep her home life and career separate from her affair, Yvonne begins to lose control as a series of bad decisions soon leave her facing a court trial....


Bunny Lake Is Missing by Samuel Scott (13th February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Definitely – no clues! In this suspense film even one clue might tell all! THE SEARCH FOR 'BUNNY LAKE’ IS ON! When Ann Lake (Carol Lynley) arrives to collect her four-year-old daughter, Bunny, from nursery, she is told that no child of that name is enrolled there. Superintendent Newhouse (Lawrence Olivier) is assigned to the case, and before long a number of people are under suspicion, including the child's protective uncle (Keir Dullea), the Lake's eccentric landlord (Noël Coward) and the school's eccentric ex-headmistress (Martita Hunt). However, when he learns that no-one has actually ever seen the child, Newhouse begins to suspect that the young woman may be unbalanced....


The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 1 by James-Masaki Ryan (13th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 1” (2004-2006) 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...


The Angry Video Game Nerd; Season 2 by James-Masaki Ryan (13th February 2017)

“The Angry Video Game Nerd: Season 2” (2007) 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...


Shadow of the Noose: The Complete Series (TV) by Rick Curzon (13th February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Directed by BAFTA-winner Matthew Robinson (Byker Grove / Eastenders) and Sebastian Graham Jones (Mystery!: Cadfael), Shadow of the Noose tells the true story of the career and personal life of "The Great Defender" Sir Edward Marshall Hall. He was London's most celebrated barrister and the first world-famous legal celebrity, whose gripping cases consistently made news headlines and drew crowds in to the public gallery of the Old Bailey during the late Victorian era and early Edwardian era. Jonathan Hyde (Titanic) brings Marshall Hall’s style and personality to life on screen in an outstanding performance. Marshall Hall was known for his theatrics as he argued his cases with gusto and determination, keeping the Court audience on the edge of their seat, particularly at a time when a guilty verdict meant facing the rope. Throughout the series, which is based on true cases, Marshall Hall tackles a variety of seemingly impossible and controversial cases, and defends a colourful array of characters. Whether championing a lowly German pro...


Anderson Tapes (The) by Samuel Scott (8th February 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Someone is listening... Someone is watching... As the crime of the century unreels! When Duke Anderson (Connery) is released from prison after serving ten years for taking the rap for a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honour and gets the funds he needs to bankroll an ambitious robbery. Planning to ransack a exclusive East Side New York Apartment building, he rounds up a gang of top-flight thieves, and proceeds to carry out his caper unaware that he is being taped....


New Centurions (The) AKA Precinct 45: Los Angeles Police by Chris Gould (1st February 2017)

* Note - The following review references not having the booklet to hand. We have now received the booklet from Powerhouse and the review will be updated very soon. ***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Richard Fleischer's gritty and fateful portrait of LA cops adapted from Joseph Wambaugh's autobiographical best-seller, is anchored by superb performances from George C. Scott as a world-weary older cop who quietly fears becoming obsolete, and Stacy Keach as the young rookie he takes under his wing....


Greenberg by Samuel Scott (30th January 2017)

***This is a technical review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** He's got a lot on his mind. Roger Greenberg (Stiller) is single, fortyish and deliberately doing nothing. In search of a place to restart his life, he agrees to housesit for his brother in LA and tries to reconnect with his former bandmate (Rhys Ifans) and ex-girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh). But his old friends aren't necessarily still best friends, and Greenberg soon finds himself forging a connection with his brother's personal assistant, Florence (Greta Gerwig). Despite his best attempts not to be drawn in, Greenberg comes to realise that he may at last have found a reason to be happy....


Vampires AKA John Carpenter's Vampires by Chris Gould (29th January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** James Woods leads a band of ruthless vampire hunters in a blood-soaked battle against the undead. Also starring Sheryl Lee, Daniel Baldwin and Maximillian Schell, Carpenter crafts a tense, brutal and action-packed horror/western crossover....


Ghosts of Mars by Chris Gould (25th January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** John Carpenter blends horror and sci-fi in this action adventure set on Mars in the year 2176 as Martian police battle supernatural forces unleashed by a deep mining facility....


100 Streets by Samuel Scott (24th January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE*** Three people, three extraordinary stories. All lived out within a hundred London streets. Directed by Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Jim O’Hanlon, 100 STREETS is a layered and gripping drama, with an original screenplay by Leon F Butler. It takes a compelling look at the vibrant and complicated life of a group of individuals in contemporary London – destination capital of the world. 100 STREETS intersect the film’s setting. Chelsea is just down the road from high-rise estates, riverside opulence contrasts with the day-to-day grind. It’s in these streets that the characters face major choices and fundamental change in their separate lives, as they negotiate their paths through life - through those hundred streets....


Brothers (The): Series 4 (TV) by Rick Curzon (22nd January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Financial shenanigans, ill health and industrial action all threaten the Hammonds family business in the fourth series of BBC One s classic Sunday night drama. When matriarch Mary (Jean Anderson) suffers another heart attack, the family rallies round and Edward (Patrick O Connell) decides to keep quiet about his impending marriage to his father s former mistress Jennifer (Jennifer Kingsley). After rapid expansion, moves are afoot for the Hammonds to go public. Brian (Richard Easton) has money man Martin Farrell (Murray Hayne) join the board, while Edward appoints ex-foreman Bill Riley (Derek Benfield) to help run the business. Farrell is alert to the firm s organisational weakness, while Riley is suspected of causing unrest among the workers about the new share issue. The company is floated at a time of deep tension, on the advice of slippery merchant banker Paul Merroney (Colin Baker), and Edward is left fighting for survival as chairman. Can he rely on the support of all the family?...


Young Pope (The) (TV) by Samuel Scott (10th January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** His religion is revolution. Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, is the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election might seem the result of a simple and effective media strategy by the College of Cardinals. But, as we know, appearances can be deceptive. Especially in the place and among the people who have chosen the great mystery of God as the guiding light of their existence. That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Catholic Church. And the most mysterious and contradictory figure of all turns out to be Pius XIII himself. Shrewd and naive, old-fashioned and very modern, doubtful and resolute, ironic, pedantic, hurt and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to walk the long path of human loneliness to find a God for mankind. And for himself....


Happy Birthday to Me by Samuel Scott (5th January 2017)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the movie from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Six of the most bizarre murders you will ever see. Popular high school senior Virginia Wainwright (Melissa Sue Anderson) survives a freak accident, but suffers from memory loss and traumatic blackouts. As she attempts to resume a normal life, something terrible is happening - her friends are being ruthlessly murdered one by one. But will she be the next victim or is she the killer? Director J. Lee Thompson's classic shocker was made during the period before the horror genre drenched itself in irony and self-reflexivity, and instead revels in the effective staging of the terrifying set-pieces which drive it towards its climax. Pray you're not invited....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 1 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 8 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 7 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 6 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 5 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 4 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 3 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....


Magnum, P.I.: Season 2 (TV) by Rick Curzon (26th December 2016)

***This is an A/V and Extras review only. For reviews on the show from various critics, we recommend visiting HERE.*** Vietnam veteran Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) leaves the Navy to take up position as a private eye and security advisor to famous author Robin Masters in the cultural melting pot of 1980's Oahu, Hawaii. He is soon living the high life with Master's beachfront mansion and Ferrari, but soon the idyll is not all it seems and Magnum is drawn into the island's underworld. An impressive 130 hours of television across 157 episodes over 8 seasons of groundbreaking and unconventional storytelling, join Magnum for a thrill ride of explosive action and frantic chases in the unforgettable Emmy® Award and Golden Globe® winning series, now available fully restored and in high definition for the first time....