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Chill Factor (The) AKA Demon Possessed (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (21st July 2019)

The Chill Factor (Christopher Webster, 1993) Synopsis: A sextet of friends – Jeannie (Dawn Laurrie) and her fiancé Tom (Aaron Kjenaas); Tom’s sister Karen (Connie Snyder) and her lover, junior doctor Chris (David Fields); and their friends Ron (Jim Cagle) and Lissa (Eve Montgomery) – are traveling through the snowbound wilds on their snowmobiles. They stop off at a bar, where Lissa, who is of Haitian descent, is confronted with some racist abuse by a couple of locals. Her lover, heavyset American football player Ron, scares them off. Afterwards, a waitress, Bessie (Bekki Vallin), apologises on behalf of the community. When Chris and Tom get into a friendly argument about which of them is capable of driving their snowmobile the fastest, Bes...


The Devil's Stairway by James-Masaki Ryan (21st July 2019)

"The Devil's Stairway" <魔의階段> <마의 계단> (1964) Dr. Hyeon Gwang-ho (played by Kim Jin-kyu) is a senior surgeon at a local hospital who is looking further his career by becoming the leader of the establishment. He has the opportunity by marrying the Jeong-ja (played by Bang Seong-ja), the daughter of the head of the hospital, Dr. Oh Sang-gil (played by Choi Nam-hyeon). The courtship is moving forward with a blessing, but Dr. Hyeon has been secretly having a relationship with the nurse Nam Jin-suk (played by Moon Jeong-suk) who cannot believe that he would give up on love for her and instead follow his business and power desire. Things get more complicated when she tells him that she is pregnant with his child. From there comes unfortunate accidents, murderous intentions, and delusions into complete madness... "The Devil's Stairway" is a story that at first plays as a fairly standard moral melodrama of sorts....


One More Shot by Eric Cotenas (20th July 2019)

"The following film is one of hundreds that were produced at the height of Apartheid for African audiences with no access to mainstream entertainment. By early 1990, most of these films simply disappeared. In 2013, Gravel Road Entertainment Group launced an iniative to locate and digitally restore these forgotten films for present and future generations." Just out of prison, Tap-Tap calls on nightclub owner Fly – who carries a flyswatter everywhere he goes – eager to discover the whereabouts of former boxer Johnny Tough who was responsible for bringing him to justice. No one seems to know that Johnny is living in the countryside at a farm near an African tribe and currently entertaining the company of a martial arts colleague Chan. Fly, who runs a white slave operation on the side, hits upon the idea to kidnap Susan, the daughter of Johnny's lawyer Michael Wade in order to force him to reveal Johnny's whereabouts. Fly sends his muumuu-wearing procurer Rosemary to do the deed, and her thugs then cram Wade into a car trunk and force him to direct them to Johnny's farm; however, Johnny's still got his one-two punch on top of the high kicks he has been learning from his buddy Chan. Incredibly, they fight off Rose...


Lola by Eric Cotenas (20th July 2019)

"The following film is one of hundreds that were produced at the height of Apartheid for African audiences with no access to mainstream entertainment. By early 1990, most of these films simply disappeared. In 2013, Gravel Road Entertainment Group launced an iniative to locate and digitally restore these forgotten films for present and future generations." In the summer before their senior year, teenage Lola (Constance Shangase) and her friends are hanging around the local recreation center where a college recruiter has come to advise them on their choice of university and area of study. Concerns about relocating, financing, and finding places to live and work are daunting, but Lola is interested in life beyond high school. When a gang of volleyball players hassle them for being "nerds," Lola and her friends decide to challenge them to a winner-takes-all volleyball match; the problem is, none of them know how to play volleyball. Enter Mandala, Lola's childhood friend, who has tired of the other gang and has decide to coach Lola's gang how to beat them. That's pretty much all there is to this Apartheid-era South African take on the youth sports movie. Lola is the only character with any degree of development (...


Sauvage / Wild by Eric Cotenas (19th July 2019)

Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award: Félix Maritaud (winner), Critics' Week Grand Prize: Camille Vidal-Naquet (nominated), Golden Camera: Camille Vidal-Naquet (nominated), and Queer Palm: Camille Vidal-Naquet (nominated) - Cannes Film Festival, 2018 César (Best First Film): Camille Vidal-Naquet, Emmanuel Giraud, and Marie Sonne-Jensen (nominated) - César Awards, 2019 Lumiere Award (Most Promising Actor): Félix Maritaud (winner) and Heike Hurst Award (Best First Film): Camille Vidal-Naquet (nominated) - Lumiere Awards 2019 Léo (Knife+Heart's Félix Maritaud) is a twenty-two year old prostitute living rough on the streets of Paris. Although he has a degree of protection from seasoned fellow "Garçon de la bande " A...


The Third Wife by Eric Cotenas (19th July 2019)

Late nineteenth century Vietnam: fourteen-year-old May (Nguyen Phuong Tra My) becomes the third wife of wealthy silkworm farm owner Hung (The Vertical Ray of the Sun's Long Le Vu). She has much to learn from Hung's first and second wife who are still very much in the picture. Mistress Ha (The Scent of Green Papaya's Nu Yên-Khê Tran) gave Hung a boy in teenage Son ('s Nguyen Thanh Tam) but has suffered miscarriages subsequently. Mistress Xuan (Mai Thu Huong Maya) has only given Hung girls with Lien (Hollow's Lam Thanh My), Nanh, and Baby Dove. They offer her differing advice on sexual pleasure accordi...


The New York Ripper: 3-Disc Limited Edition by Robert Segedy (19th July 2019)

This is a gore hound’s wet dream! Loosely based on the true life crimes of Richard Cottingham (1967-1980), "The New York Ripper" is Lucio Fulci’s grimmest vision of life in the Big Apple, when 42nd Street was a nightmare show of skin flicks, sex shows and junkies and hookers. Using real life exteriors in his film, Fulci manages to capture New York when it was a truly decadent place. Warning to those that aren’t familiar with this film: this is a truly violent film that features many female victims being killed in truly horrific means. As another film used to advertise: Keep on Repeating, It’s only a Movie! We begin with the typical New York skyline shot with many skyscrapers towering over the landscape; the camera shows us the view from the harbor. We cut to an elderly man out walking his dog in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge; he throws a stick and encourages the dog to retrieve it. It does, so he throws it again, but this time it comes back with more than a stick; in the dog’s mouth is a decayed and amputated woman’s hand. This scene illustrates Fulci’s black sense of humor coming through early on and it gives viewe...


The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires by Anthony Arrigo (19th July 2019)

Audiences of 1974 mostly ignored what, to me, is one of cinema’s most ass-kicking pairings: the spawn of Hammer Film Productions paired with Shaw Brothers Studio, “The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires”. Both Hammer and Shaw are venerable institutions of their respective genres – horror and kung-fu - producing some of the greatest films those fans have seen, but the amalgamation of the two hit with a dull thud. History has been kinder to the film than audiences of the day, with it now being seen as a mostly awesome adventure filled with plenty of chop-socky and bloodletting. The original U.S. cut was trimmed by around 20 minutes and re-titled “The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula”, which isn’t quite as cool as the original title. The production brings together the Gothic atmosphere of Hammer’s British horror and the lightning-fast hand and foot action from the most prolific studio in the game, with genre veteran Peter Cushing donning his Van Helsing hat one last time. It’s a mash-up that seems almost too crazy to work… but it does. A prologue set in Transylvania, 1804, finds Kah (Chan Shen), High Priest of the Temple of the Seven Golden Vamp...


Lords of Chaos by James-Masaki Ryan (15th July 2019)

"Lords of Chaos" (2018) Chronicling the early years of Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, the young group that started making heavy dark and fast had a wildly insane first few years of its inception. With its anarchistic views, spotlight on darkness and against the norm, the band was not about playing to the conventions of music, living beyond their imagery. Øystein (played by Rory Culkin), goes by the stage name of "Euronymous" sets the foundation of the band's style and attitude. Other members come and go due to distrust or conflict of ideas, but one member that shaped the band's image even further was their vocalist "Dead" (played by Jack Kilmer) whose powerful vocals and dangerous stage antics of cutting his wrists would also be the first major casualty with his suicide. The band eventually moved on, reshaped and revamped, but one hardcore fan and eventual bass player for the band Kristian (played by Emory Choen") who goes by the stage name "Varg" would take the band into the further depths, eventually going head to...


Léon Morin, Priest by Eric Cotenas (15th July 2019)

BAFTA Film Award (Best Foreign Actor): Jean-Paul Belmondo (nominated) - BAFTA Awards, 1963 Award of the City of Venice: Jean-Pierre Melville (won) - Venice Film Festival, 1961 In a small village in the French Alps, most of the village men are part of the La Résistance while the women and children go about their lives in between clandestine meetings. Things seem relatively normal, however, with the Italian occupation but change drastically when they leave and the Germans take over. As mothers of children born to Jewish commnists, Barny (Hiroshima Mon Amour's Emmanuelle Riva), Lucienne (OSS 117 Is Unleashed's Gisèle Grimm), and Jenny (Five Miles to Midnight's ...


Day of the Panther / Strike of the Panther by James-Masaki Ryan (15th July 2019)

"Day of the Panther" (1988) Two new members complete their training at the Temple of the Panther and become members of the secret martial arts group known as the Panthers. Jason Blade (played by Edward John Stazak) and Linda Anderson (played by Linda Megier) who were trained by Linda's father William (played by John Stanton) put their skills to use as undercover specialists of the Hong Kong Special Branch. But while Linda is on a drug deal case between a Hong Kong seller and Australian buyer, she is killed by strong henchman Baxter (played by Jim Richards) who is working for corrupt businessleader and drug importer Damien Zukor (played by Michael Carman). In order to avenge the death of his partner and his mentor's daughter, Blade goes undercover to infiltrate Zukor's lair and bring it completely down. "Strike of the Panther" (1988) Following the events of...


Day of the Panther / Strike of the Panther by James-Masaki Ryan (15th July 2019)

"Day of the Panther" (1988) Two new members complete their training at the Temple of the Panther and become members of the secret martial arts group known as the Panthers. Jason Blade (played by Edward John Stazak) and Linda Anderson (played by Linda Megier) who were trained by Linda's father William (played by John Stanton) put their skills to use as undercover specialists of the Hong Kong Special Branch. But while Linda is on a drug deal case between a Hong Kong seller and Australian buyer, she is killed by strong henchman Baxter (played by Jim Richards) who is working for corrupt businessleader and drug importer Damien Zukor (played by Michael Carman). In order to avenge the death of his partner and his mentor's daughter, Blade goes undercover to infiltrate Zukor's lair and bring it completely down. "Strike of the Panther" (1988) Following the events of...


Le Doulos by Eric Cotenas (14th July 2019)

In French slang, "doulos" means "hat" or "the one who wears a hat"; however, in police and criminal underworld parlance, "doulos" means "police informant" or "finger man." Just released from prison after a six year sentence, thief Maurice Faugel (Casque d'or's Serge Reggiani) visits fence Gilbert Varnove (Shock Troops' René Lefèvre) and murders him, taking jewelry from a burglary commissioned by gangster Nuttheccio (Belle de jour's Michel Piccoli) and his associate Armand (Jacques De Leon) along with several stacks of cash, escaping just as the gangsters arrive and burying the jewels, cash, and gun in a vacant lot. News of the murder spreads quickly, with good friend Jean (...


Thunder Bay by Eric Cotenas (12th July 2019)

Louisiana, 1947: Smooth-talking engineer Steve Martin (Vertigo's James Stewart) and Johnny Gambi (Foxfire's Dan Duryea) arrive at Port Felicity with a trunk of "jewels" for a meeting with an investor, hustling fisherman Dominique Rigaud (The Creature from the Black Lagoon's Antonio Moreno) into letting them rent his boat for the princely sum of fifty dollars despite the warnings of his daughter Stella (Red River's Joanne Dru) who has returned home from her attempt at conquering the big city where she has met plenty of men like Martin and Gambi. The investor turns out to be oil company present Kermit MacDonald (...


Sorry Angel by Eric Cotenas (11th July 2019)

Palme d'Or: Christophe Honoré (nominated) and Queer Palm: Christophe Honoré (nominated) - Cannes Film Festival, 2018 César (Best Supporting Actor): Denis Podalydès (nominated) - César Awards, 2019 Paris, 1993: Thirty-six year old playwright Jacques Tondelli (Golden Years's Pierre Deladonchamps) shares custody of his son Loulou (Tristan Farge) with the boy's mother Isabelle (Sophie Letourneur) and lives virtually in the pocket of critic friend Mathieu (Caché's Denis Podalydès) even though they have separate apartments in the same building. HIV+, Jacques prefers to keep things casual, maintaining an on-and-off relationship with younger Jean-Marie (...


The Cockleshell Heroes by Eric Cotenas (11th July 2019)

Portsmouth, 1942: German ships have been able to get through the British blockade of the port of Bordreaux to supply the German occupation. The British government has ruled out saturation bombing or any kind of air coverage, so the Royal Marines have been appointed to find a solution. Newly-promoted Major Geoffrey Stringer (Moulin Rouge's José Ferrer) had submitted a plan to paddle into the port in canoes and plant bombs on the hulls of the ships. It had been dismissed as impossible but has been resurrected out of desperation. Stringer's second-in-command Captain Hugh Thompson (Brief Encounter's Trevor Howard), a World War I veteran who seems to resent the younger man being his superior, expresses his doubts about the plan as well as Stringer's decision to choose volunteers; more so, a special kind of man: "An individualist, one who can think for himself; a man who'll do the job for its own sake, rather than because a sergeant shout...


The Champagne Murders by Eric Cotenas (9th July 2019)

Suffering from depression and blackouts since he was attacked in an incident that left a prostitute dead, alcoholic playboy Paul Wagner (Purple Noon's Maurice Ronet) is content to hold his family name over the head of Christine Belling (Repulsion's Yvonne Furneaux). The daughter of the business partner who swindled his father out of the "Wagner Champagne" empire - chateau, vineyards, and all - workaholic Christine needs the rights to Wagner's name in order to sell off the business to a pair of American buyers (Topaz's George Skaff and The Bad Seed's Henry Jones). Paul's best friend and Christine's former gigolo husband Chris (...


Running Man (The) (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (8th July 2019)

The Running Man (Carol Reed, 1963) Synopsis: At a memorial service for Rex Black (Laurence Harvey), Rex’s American wife Stella (Lee Remick) sits patiently. Rex has been dead for three months. After the service, Stella returns home with some friends to hold a wake for Rex. However, when her friends have left Stella’s demeanour changes completely: she laughs as Rex arrives. Rex is not dead: he has faked his own death, in a glider crash, and spent three months hiding out in a seaside bed and breakfast under the name of Erskine. Rex and Stella’s reunion is interrupted by the arrival of Stephen Maddox (Alan Bates), an investigator for the Excelsior insurance company. Rex hides whilst Stella answers Maddox’s questions about her husband, whose body was of course never found. After Maddox leaves, Rex and Stella reflect on their motivation for faking Rex’s death. Previously, the entrepreneurial Rex had crashed a plane carrying a ca...


Anna and the Apocalypse by James-Masaki Ryan (7th July 2019)

"Anna and the Apocalypse" (2017) It's Christmastime and a high school in Little Haven, Scotland is putting on a Christmas show for the community before the school break. Anna (played by Ella Hunt) is not particularly looking forward to the festivities and is focused on after the school year when she is planning to travel to Australia for the summer. Her father Tony (played by Mark Benton) who works at the school disapproves of her decision as he is expecting her to go straight to university. But unfortunately during the festive time, an outbreak occurs and the town becomes infested with zombies, so Anna along with her friends must somehow run, fight, and survive the impending apocalypse, while singing in dancing in a musical fashion. Within the last twenty years the number of zombie movies released have increased exponentially. While rules of the zombie genre have been well established, a few have taken the opportunity to expand the genre to go beyond the borders of horror. "Shaun of the Dead", <...


The House That Dripped Blood by Eric Cotenas (6th July 2019)

The disappearance of horror film star Paul Henderson (Doctor Who's Jon Pertwee) brings Scotland Yard's Inspector Holloway (The House in Nightmare Park's John Bennett) down from London where he learns from the local police sergeant (Where Has Poor Mickey Gone?'s John Malcolm) that the house in which Henderson was staying has a bizarre history, the unsolved cases forming the tales within this Amicus anthology. In "Mind for Murder", horror author Charles Hillier (A Room with a View's Denholm Elliott) and his wife Alice (A Day at the Beach's ...


Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis by James-Masaki Ryan (6th July 2019)

"Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis" (2001) In the bustling advanced city of Metropolis, the large towering structure the "Ziggurat" designed by Duke Red (played by Taro Ishida) is being celebrated by politicians and the people, but it is also causing some unwanted happenings. In the multilayered city where the lower class live and work in the ghettoized underground areas and the higher class live above in skyscrapers, it also divides the classes with the many robots that help move the city. There are cleaners, hotel staff, and even police officers but they are restricted to their assigned areas. If any are found outside their areas, they are destroyed. Visiting the city is Detective Ban (played by Kosei Tomita) along with his young nephew Kenichi Kei Kobayashi), on a pursuit to arrest a wanted criminal named Dr. Laughton (played by Junpei Takiguchi) where leads pointed to the city. Laughton is in fact working for Duke Red, in creating a new kind of robot named Tima (played by <...


8mm by Anthony Arrigo (6th July 2019)

It isn’t often Big Studio films are shocking in their subject matter and unbridled depravity – especially these days – so when a picture is made that feels like it was scraped out of the gutter behind a seedy dive bar it tends to get people talking. “Basic Instinct” (1992) is a good example, though a better one is the less-well-received “8mm” (1999), starring a then-hot Nicolas Cage. Written by Andrew Kevin Walker, he of “Se7en” (1995) fame, the script was bounced around town before finally settling on Sony’s doorstep – and even then, the studio neutered the project down from a nearly-guaranteed NC-17 to a more theatrically digestible R-rating. Understandable; even in this “sanitized” version the film covers ground rarely even mentioned in Hollywood films, let alone seen. Daring, provocative, and overflowing with testosterone “8mm” is an underrated film that is unnerving right to the end. Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) is a private investigator hired by the wealthy widow Mrs. Christian (...


Bitter Moon by Robert Segedy (6th July 2019)

Roman Polanski’s "Bitter Moon" is a bitter pill to swallow, and all I could think while watching this gorgeous mess was that this was directed by the same guy that had directed "Repulsion" (1965), "Rosemary’s Baby" (1968), "The Tenant" (1976), and "Chinatown" (1974). Dude, wha happened? What we have is basically a closed set piece taking place on an ocean liner on its way to Istanbul populated by four doomed people: Nigel (Hugh Grant) and Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas) are celebrating their seven year anniversary when they encounter Oscar (Peter Coyote) and his wife Mimi (Emmanuelle Seigner) on board. Fiona actually encounters Mimi in the ladies room where she had been dreadfully sea sick and not looking too good. Later that night, Nigel stops off for a nightcap at the bar and there he runs into Mimi, who looks completely different and recovered, but she is snarky to him and his bumbling English manners. She blows him off and walks away. Nigel goes out on deck and there he meets Oscar, who b...


Cold Sweat by Anthony Arrigo (6th July 2019)

Charles Bronson achieved fame in America after “Death Wish” (1974) became a major hit at the box office and from that point on Bronson maintained that fame by making “Charles Bronson” pictures. His rep was that of a tough guy, both on screen and in real life, and his movies tended to reflect that level of machismo. But many casual fans may not know Bronson started off playing bit parts and getting third billing in a few big hits before he jumped across the pond and began his ascent to leading man status. France, in particular, offered him the opportunity to headline drama and crime films that propelled his image internationally. Many of these films were later dubbed and released in America to capitalize on Bronson’s “Death Wish” fame, with posters pumping up the expected action… except the majority of these pictures did not fit that mold in the least. “Cold Sweat” (1970) is one of those films. It’s an odd effort that allows Bronson to showcase some of his acting range (which was limited but effective) yet the strange script and equally odd direction make it a real head scratcher. Joe (...


Midnight Lace by Eric Cotenas (4th July 2019)

Oscar (Best Costume Design, Color): Irene (nominated) - Academy Awards, 1961 Golden Globe (Best Actress - Drama): Doris Day (nominated) - Golden Globes, 1961 Newly-married Kit Preston (Pillow Talk's Doris Day) is living with her executive husband Anthony (My Fair Lady's Rex Harrison) in London. His business has delayed their honeymoon trip to Venice and the loss of her passport has given him an excuse to push it back farther. On her way home from the American Embassy, Kit becomes disoriented in the thick-as-pea-soup London fog and is terrified when a sing-song voice calls her name and tells her he is going to murder her. Her husband tries to downplay the threat, insisting that it is a custom of British ne'er-do-wells to play pranks on the unsuspecting when the fog offers the...


Sender (The) (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (4th July 2019)

The Sender (Roger Christian, 1982) Synopsis: In front of a horrified crowd of holidaymakers, a young man (Zeljko Ivanek) tries to commit suicide by filling his pockets with stones and walking into a lake. The young man is taken to a psychiatric hospital run by Dr Denman (Paul Freeman); there, the young man is given the designator ‘John Doe 83’ and signed over to Dr Farmer (Kathryn Harrold). John Doe is an amnesiac, claiming to have no memory of his life prior to the dramatic suicide attempt. At night, someone breaks into Dr Farmer’s house. She calls the police but sees, in a mirror, John Doe sitting on her bed, taking a necklace from her jewellery box. However, he disappears, and when the police arrive, there is no sign of him. At the hospital, Farmer learns that John Doe has not escaped and therefore could not have been in her home. John Doe is visited by Jerolyn (Shirley Knight), a woman claiming to be his mother. Subsequently, whilst in conversation with Dr Denman, Farmer opens a medi...


A Case for a Rookie Hangman by Eric Cotenas (1st July 2019)

While stopping roadside for a brief break, Lemuel Gulliver (All My Compatriots's Lubomír Kostelka) loses control of his car, crashing it down a hillside and discovering that he has run over a hare dressed in a suit and trousers carrying a pocket watch. He takes the watch and walks along the seaside and comes across an old mansion in which he encounters dead school friends – including his beloved Markéta (If a Thousand Clarinets's Klára Jerneková) who drowned and the neighbor Mrs. Miller whose nude bathing first engaged his young libido – and is literally assaulted by further youthful memories until he is apprehended by strangers who refuse to speak to him and gag him when he tries to speak. The next day he is brought to Professor Beiel (Veronika's Radovan Lukavský) who classifies all of his belongings in order of suspiciousn...


Asylum: Limited Edition by Eric Cotenas (1st July 2019)

Interfilm Award – Recommendation (Forum of New Cinema): Roy Ward Baker (winner) and OCIC Award – Recommendation (Forum of New Cinema): Roy Ward Baker (winner) - Berlin International Film Festival, 1973 Psychologist Dr. Martin (Mahler's Robert Powell) is given a bizarre challenge by predecessor Dr. Rutherford (Dementia 13's Patrick Magee) in his job interview as new administrator at an asylum housed in a gothic mansion in the stormy British countryside: he must identify which one of the inmates is his insane predecessor Dr. B. Starr by listening to their stories. In "Frozen Fear," Bonnie (Valley of the Dolls' Barbara Parkins) describes how her lover Walter (...


One Cut of the Dead: In Hollywood by James-Masaki Ryan (30th June 2019)

"One Cut of the Dead: In Hollywood" 「カメラを止めるな! スピンオフ ハリウッド大作戦!」 (2019) Six month after the horrifying incident where the film crew and cast turned to zombies, the survivor Chinatsu moves to Hollywood, dyes her hair blonde and goes by the name "Holly" to move forward and recover from the trauma. She has also lost her voice entirely, but is able to work as a waitress in a small restaurant. Her boyfriend and coworker John (played by Nozomi de Lencquesaing) is concerned for her as flashbacks frequently return, but all hell breaks loose when a zombie outbreak occurs in the restaurant, bringing everything back for "Holly"... But that is only for the first 20 minutes... and like the original "One Cut of the Dead" the opening scene is done in one shot one take without invisible cuts as the gimmick goes. Following the incredible success of the 2017 film which was made on a microbudget and e...


Andromeda Strain (The) (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (30th June 2019)

The Andromeda Strain (Robert Wise, 1971) Synopsis: A team is sent by the USAF to enter the town of Piedmont, New Mexico, with the intention of retrieving a crashed satellite. However, upon entering Piedmont the team discover the streets littered with corpses. Something terrible happens; the team members’ screams are heard by the radio operator and commanding officer of the nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base, Major Manchek (Ramon Bieri), who declares a state of emergency. Air Force personnel collect Dr Jeremy Stone (Arthur Hill) from his residence. Stone is the co-ordinator of the Wildfire programme, a collection of research scientists that also includes Dr Ruth Leavitt (Kate Reid), Dr Mark Hall (James Olson) and Dr Charles Dutton (David Wayne). They deduce that what caused the deaths at Piedmont was ‘some form of space germ form of space germ’ that was carried back t...


TECHNICAL REVIEWS
Legacy (The) AKA Legacy of Blood AKA The Legacy of Maggie Walsh (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (17th July 2019)

Written by the late, great Jimmy Sangster (The Revenge of Frankenstein, Taste of Fear), this supernatural riff on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is a gruesome, hugely entertaining chiller. Two American architects (real-life couple Katharine Ross and Sam Elliott, who met on the set of this film) are holidaying in England and find themselves trapped at a country mansion where the various guests become victims in a series of unexplained and increasingly violent deaths. Director Richard Marquand (Return of the Jedi, Jagged Edge), making his feature-film directing debut, deftly balances horror and grisly black humour. The film also boasts sumptuous photography by the great Dick Bush and Alan Hume, a wonderfully eccentric score by Michael J Lewis and a superb supporting cast which includes Charles Gray, Margaret Tyzack, Ian Hogg, John Standing and The Who’s Roger Daltrey....


Satan's Slave by Rick Curzon (16th July 2019)

One of British genre cinema’s most important and distinctive independent filmmakers, Norman J. Warren made a series of horror films which were at the forefront of a new wave in British horror during the 1970s. Reflecting a period of permissiveness and fearlessness, Warren’s distinctive stylings are far removed from the Gothic conventions of Hammer Films, deliberately upped the ante in terms of sex, violence and gore to create a new breed of horror that was designed to shock for shock’s sake. Five of Norman J. Warren’s horrifying chillers are presented here in new restorations and on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including new appreciations by contemporary British filmmakers, new cast and crew interviews, audio commentaries on all five films, rare short films, outtakes and alternative scenes, and making-of documentaries – this stunning Limited Edition box set is strictly limited to 6,000 units....


Domino (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (14th July 2019)

In a world wracked by terror and suspicion, police officer Christian (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: TV s Game of Thrones) seeks justice for his partner's murder by ISIS member Imran. On the hunt for the killer, Christian and a fellow cop become caught in a game of cat and mouse, with a duplicitous CIA agent, using Imran as a pawn to trap other ISIS members. Soon, Christian is racing against the clock -- not only seeking revenge but to save his own life. A thrilling race-against-time also starring Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential) and Carice van Houten (Valkyrie, TV s Game of Thrones). ...


Vigilante (A) by Rick Curzon (14th July 2019)

Olivia Wilde gives a defining and captivating performance in what critics are hailing the most important film of the year. A once abused woman, Sadie (Olivia Wilde: Life Itself), devotes herself to ridding victims of their domestic abusers while hunting down the husband she must kill to truly be free. Co-starring CJ Wilson (The Sinner) and Morgan Spector (Homeland) this is a compelling, gritty and highly enthralling revenge thriller with a powerful message....


Kid (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (14th July 2019)

Following a violent altercation, a young boy, Rio (Jake Schur), is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister (Leila George) from his villainous uncle (Chris Pratt). Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke), on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan). Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat and mouse game of Billy the Kid’s final year of life plays out. Ultimately Rio is forced to choose which type of man he is going to become, the outlaw or the man of valour, and will use this self-realisation in a final act to save his family. ...


Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (7th July 2019)

When recently divorced Edgar (Thomas Lennon) returns to his childhood home he finds a nefarious looking puppet and decides to sell the doll for a quick buck. Bringing along his new girlfriend Ashley (Jenny Pellicer) and nerdy pal Markowitz (Nelson Franklin), Edgar heads on a doomed road trip to a puppet auction celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. But all hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree motivated by an evil as old as time. With twenty-one scenes of graphic puppet violence and a score from composing legend Fabio Frizzi (The Beyond, City of the Living Dead), FANGORIA presents Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich - the wildest, craziest and goriest movie of the year. Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bloody ride!...


Quake (The) AKA Skjelvet by Rick Curzon (21st June 2019)

This sequel to the acclaimed The Wave is another tension-filled, high-stakes geo-thriller. Could reports of subterranean tremors beneath the Norwegian city of Oslo predict an imminent catastrophic earthquake? We follow a geologist who races against time to save his estranged wife and two children when a devastating quake strikes the city. Your nails will dig into your chair during this acclaimed thriller with jaw-dropping scenes of devastation and powerful performances....


Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (20th June 2019)

Based on the acclaimed novel by Brian Moore, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne was the final feature film to be made by celebrated filmmaker Jack Clayton (The Innocents, The Pumpkin Eater), and boasts a truly outstanding performance by multi-award-winning actor Maggie Smith. In 1950s Belfast, penniless spinster Judith Hearne (Smith) falls for charismatic James (Bob Hoskins). Succumbing to his attentions, Judith makes a series of profound changes to her life, including re-evaluating her deep relationship with her church, to enable the love for which she so desperately yearns. Poignant and powerful, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne was the recipient of a BAFTA award for Smith, but has since become somewhat overlooked. Now finally available on Blu-ray for the very first time, one of the finest British films of the 1980s is presented in a brand new 2K restoration from the original negatives, supervised and approved by cinematographer Peter Hannan....


Asher AKA Hitman Redemption by Rick Curzon (20th June 2019)

The executive producer of Mudbound and Assassination Nation brings you this slick, gun-toting neo-noir thriller. Asher (Ron Perlman: Hellboy), a former Mossad agent turned gun for hire, lives an austere life in an ever-changing Brooklyn. Approaching the end of his career, he breaks the oath he took as a young man when he meets Sophie (Famke Janssen: X-Men) on a hit gone wrong. In order to have love in his life before it’s too late, he must kill the man he was, for a chance at becoming the man he wants to be....


Black Joy (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th June 2019)

Based on Jamal Ali’s acclaimed stage play Dark Days and Light Nights, Black Joy tells the story of a naïve Guyanese immigrant who learns the hard way about life on the streets of Brixton. Presenting vivid characters, terrific action, and a superb soundtrack of soul, funk, dub and reggae, Anthony Simmons’ gritty film is an honest and insightful comic drama, exposing the lives of unemployed black Britons and immigrants in a ghettoised London. Starring Norman Beaton (Desmond’s), Trevor Thomas (Inseminoid), Floella Benjamin (Play School), and a young Oscar James (EastEnders), Black Joy comes to Blu-ray for the very first time....


Who? AKA The Man with the Steel Mask AKA Roboman (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (4th June 2019)

Adapted from the novel by famed science fiction writer Algis Budrys, Who? is a fascinating cold-war thriller / sci-fi hybrid. Elliott Gould (Little Murders, California Split) is an FBI agent trying to determine the true identity of a top US physicist who was horrifically injured in a car accident in East Berlin. The scientist is returned to the West encased in a metal mask and body-suit, reconstructed via cybernetic surgery. Is the man behind the metal mask who he claims to be, or is he a Soviet dupe trained to infiltrate US security? Who?, from director Jack Gold (The Reckoning, The National Health), is one of the most unusual and affecting science fiction thrillers of the 1970s – not least because of the extraordinary performance by Joseph Bova as the masked enigma at the heart of the story....


Scum by Rick Curzon (2nd June 2019)

After the banning of their original 1977 BBC TV version, director Alan Clarke (The Firm) and writer Roy Minton (Funny Farm) set out to remake their drama for the big screen to ensure that their vision got the audience it deserved. The resulting film, released here in a special Blu-ray edition to mark its 40th anniversary, was an even more vitriolic portrait of a corrupt and violent institution which stunned cinema audiences and caused outrage. Uncompromising in its depiction of everyday violence, retribution, suicide and sexual assault, Scum remains a cornerstone of the British realist cinema movement, and a savage and still shocking indictment of institutionalised violence and abuse....


Bellman & True by Rick Curzon (28th May 2019)

Adapted by Desmond Lowden from his novel of the same name, Bellman & True is a tense heist thriller starring Bernard Hill (Boys from the Blackstuff, The Lord of the Rings) as a computer programmer blackmailed by gangsters into hacking a bank security system. Directed by Richard Loncraine (Full Circle, The Missionary) Bellman & True deftly balances dramatic realism with stark black comedy and nail-biting suspense. Produced by HandMade Films, Bellman & True is a fine companion piece to their successful thrillers The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa....


Trench 11 AKA Death Trench by Rick Curzon (20th May 2019)

INGLORIOUS BASTARDS meets OVERLORD meets OUTPOST in this terrifying, blood-soaked, gore-filled, stomach-churning zombie horror. In the final days of WWI a shell-shocked tunneller leads an Allied team into a hidden German base … one hundred feet below the trenches. The Germans have lost control of a highly contagious biological weapon that turns its victims into deranged killers. The Allies find themselves trapped underground with hordes of the infected, a rapidly spreading disease and a team of German Stormtroopers dispatched to clean up the mess. The only thing more terrifying, is what lies beneath it....


The Snake Pit by Rick Curzon (14th May 2019)

Shocking and highly controversial at the time of release, The Snake Pit broke new ground in Hollywood cinema for its depiction of mental illness and its treatment. Olivia de Havilland (Gone with the Wind, The Heiress), delivers an astounding performance as a young bride who suffers a breakdown and finds herself committed to an asylum. Director Anatole Litvak (Sorry, Wrong Number, Anastasia) had to fight to persuade producer Darryl Zanuck to back the film, but the result remains one of the most potent and powerful films to tackle the subject and was an influence on later works such as Sam Fuller’s Shock Corridor(1963), Robert Rossen’s Lilith (1964) and Miloš Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)....


Drive (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (10th May 2019)

The smash hit LA pulp thriller from BAFTA nominated Director Nicolas Winding Refn (The Neon Demon, Only God Forgives) is back, with a special edition featuring - for the first time ever - both the original and alternative Radio 1 soundtrack curated by Zane Lowe and featuring artists including The 1975, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Foals and CHVRCHES, plus a host of additional bonus material including exclusive original art cards and 'The Making of the Rescore' documentary. Following the story of Hollywood stunt driver by day / getaway driver-for-hire by night, and starring Golden Globe® winner Ryan Gosling (La La Land), BAFTA Award winner Carey Mulligan (Wildlife, An Education) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), DRIVE, featuring an astounding mix of high art, gruesome violence, black humour and slick high-octane action, is a fully realised true modern masterpiece....


No Orchids for Miss Blandish AKA Black Dice (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (8th May 2019)

Possibly the most controversial British film ever produced, this lurid crime drama caused an unprecedented storm of controversy upon release: local councils banned it, the Bishop of London denounced it, and MPs demanded an investigation into the BBFC for allowing it to be seen. Based on the notorious novel by James Hadley Chase (which itself was condemned by George Orwell), No Orchids for Miss Blandish is a mixture of sex, violence and immorality, and tells the brutal story of a kidnapped heiress who falls for one of her crazed captors. This fascinating example of British film noir, which the Monthly Film Bulletin described as “the most sickening exhibition of brutality, perversion, sex and sadism ever to be shown on a cinema screen”, is now released on UK Blu-ray for the very first time. ...


Lilith (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (7th May 2019)

The final film by the great, yet underrated Robert Rossen (All the King’s Men, The Hustler) is a compelling tale of love, madness, and forbidden desire. Warren Beatty (Mickey One, The Fortune) stars as a young war veteran who takes a job as on orderly in a local asylum and falls under the spell of beautiful schizophrenic, Lilith (Jean Seberg – A Bout de souffle, Bonjour Tristesse). Boasting a superb supporting cast that includes Peter Fonda, Jessica Walter, Gene Hackman and Kim Hunter, Rossen’s delicate and powerful film is one of the most under-appreciated American films of the 1960s....


Furious AKA Legenda o Kolovrate by Rick Curzon (30th April 2019)

A visually stunning, historical epic, based on the extraordinary real-life events surrounding the Mongol capture of the Russian city of Ryazan. As the Mongol hordes begin ransacking Russia, the invaders pillage and burn down cities, flooding Russian soil with blood, until a Ryazan takes up arms to defend his people. Kolovrat leads a detachment of several hundred brave souls to avenge his love, his people, and his homeland. A breath-taking story of courage, endurance and self-sacrifice for the sake of one's country. The legendary story of Kolvorat the Furious....


The Reckless Moment by Rick Curzon (29th April 2019)

The legendary Max Ophuls (Letter from an Unknown Woman, La Ronde) directs this tense and stylish 1949 film noir melodrama. Joan Bennett (Scarlet Street, Suspiria) stars as a suburban housewife who covers up a murder to protect her teenage daughter, only to find herself blackmailed by an immoral small-time crook, played by James Mason (North by Northwest, The Deadly Affair)....


Track 29 by Rick Curzon (28th April 2019)

The explosive combination of director Nicolas Roeg (Performance, Don’t Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth) and writer Dennis Potter (Pennies from Heaven, The Singing Detective) created one of British cinema’s most unique and disquieting works – the hugely underrated Track 29. Freely adapted from Potter’s BBC TV play Schmoedipus, this unsettling film stars Theresa Russell (Bad Timing, Black Widow) as an unhappy, possibly unstable, housewife who welcomes a young man (Gary Oldman – Prick Up Your Ears, Darkest Hour) into her home when he claims to be her long-lost son... Ambitious, ambiguous and surreal, Track 29 is a kinky psychological send-up of American mores – a view from the dis-united states of consciousness. The glorious supporting cast includes Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Sandra Bernhard (The King of Comedy) and Colleen Camp (The Swinging Cheerleaders)....


Dragonwyck (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (22nd April 2019)

The directorial debut of the great Joseph L Mankiewicz (All About Eve; Suddenly, Last Summer), Dragonwyck is a glorious melding of Gothic chills and baroque melodrama. A beautiful Connecticut farm girl (Gene Tierney) finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy of madness, murder and intrigue after she agrees to become governess and nurse to the family of her distant cousin (Vincent Price). Echoing Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), and reuniting stars Tierney and Price for the third time in as many years (having previously starred together in Otto Preminger's Laura, 1944, and John M Stahl's Leave Her to Heaven, 1945), Dragonwyck is a magnificently creepy chiller with a career-defining performance by Price, luminous cinematography by the legendary Arthur C Miller, and a wonderful Alfred Newman score....


Prospect (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (9th April 2019)

Heralded as the best indie sci-fi since Moon, Prospect is smart, entertaining and a treat for the eyes. Rivalling Ridley Scott and Christopher Nolan's work, it will leave you breathless with its other-worldly splendour anchored by an emotional story. A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's judgement, the girl must carve her own path to escape. Prospect stars Pedro Pascal (Games of Thrones and lead in the upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian), Sophie Thatcher and Jay Duplass....


Prospect by Rick Curzon (9th April 2019)

Heralded as the best indie sci-fi since Moon, Prospect is smart, entertaining and a treat for the eyes. Rivalling Ridley Scott and Christopher Nolan's work, it will leave you breathless with its other-worldly splendour anchored by an emotional story. A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's judgement, the girl must carve her own path to escape. Prospect stars Pedro Pascal (Games of Thrones and lead in the upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian), Sophie Thatcher and Jay Duplass....


Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh AKA Candyman II AKA Candyman II: Farewell to Flesh (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (7th April 2019)

88 Films returns a true terror titan to UK BluRay in this buzzin' edition of CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH!! The sequel to Clive Barker's original 1993 shocker, this 1995 follow-up brings the ever-threatening Tony Todd, and his hook-handed bogeyman, back to the big screen but this time in New Orleans. As before, our antagonist is a mix of nightmarish skin-slicer and seductive-voiced stalker - but one thing is for sure: not many characters will be leaving this sanguine-splashed sequel with their insides still intact! Also featuring Kelly Rowan (ASSASSINS) and directed by the Oscar winning Bill Condon (CHICAGO), FAREWELL TO THE FLESH is one of the highest achievements in nineties horror sequel-dom!...


Severed Head (A) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (7th April 2019)

Dick Clement followed the success of his first feature Otley with this wry adaptation of Iris Murdoch’s celebrated 1961 satirical novel, a harbinger of the sexual liberation that was to blossom in the mid-60s. A Severed Head chronicles the sexual and amoral escapades of a group of middle-class, middle-aged London couples, portrayed by a wonderful cast which includes Ian Holm (Alien, The Lord of the Rings), Lee Remick (Days of Wine and Roses, The Omen), Claire Bloom (The Haunting, The King’s Speech) and Richard Attenborough (10 Rillington Place, Young Winston). Absurdist and delightfully funny, A Severed Head is a dark satire staged with wit and intelligence....


Take a Girl Like You (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (1st April 2019)

Jonathan Miller’s film of Kingsley Amis’ comic novel (adapted for the screen by George Melly), casts Hayley Mills (Whistle Down the Wind, Twisted Nerve) as a naïve young girl who moves from the North of England to teach in a London school and finds herself fending off the advances of a number of lusty suitors, including Oliver Reed, John Bird and Noel Harrison. As much a document of its time as a satire on the sexual mores (and confusions) of the period, Miller’s still remarkably fresh debut feature is buoyed by its terrific cast and a typically excellent Stanley Myers score....


Swamp Thing (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (22nd March 2019)

Long before superhero movies were packing out multiplex cinemas, Freddy Krueger creator Wes Craven followed-up the success of Richard Donner's SUPERMAN (1978) with this fondly remembered DC adaptation that brings a comic book favourite to livid and lunatic life! Following the success of THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977), SWAMP THING was also evidence of its director trying to adapt his style to less rough 'n' ready thrills and spills - and the result is an adventure thriller that highlights not just a mutant-monster with good intentions, but such sights as the timeless terror-star Adrienne Barbeau (THE FOG), future Twin Peaks star Ray Wise and David Hess (THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) in one of his best-remembered villainous turns. Released in 1982 to an appreciative cult following, SWAMP THING remains one of Craven's most mesmerising achievements - with a faithful DC-comic outlay and plenty of action-packed special effects that hold their ground even today. 88 Films is delighted to present SWAMP THING in a very special edition Blu-ray release that packs a pristine punch and highlights this creature feature classic in all of its bayou-tinged brilliance!...


Swamp Thing by Rick Curzon (22nd March 2019)

Long before superhero movies were packing out multiplex cinemas, Freddy Krueger creator Wes Craven followed-up the success of Richard Donner's SUPERMAN (1978) with this fondly remembered DC adaptation that brings a comic book favourite to livid and lunatic life! Following the success of THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977), SWAMP THING was also evidence of its director trying to adapt his style to less rough 'n' ready thrills and spills - and the result is an adventure thriller that highlights not just a mutant-monster with good intentions, but such sights as the timeless terror-star Adrienne Barbeau (THE FOG), future Twin Peaks star Ray Wise and David Hess (THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) in one of his best-remembered villainous turns. Released in 1982 to an appreciative cult following, SWAMP THING remains one of Craven's most mesmerising achievements - with a faithful DC-comic outlay and plenty of action-packed special effects that hold their ground even today. 88 Films is delighted to present SWAMP THING in a very special edition Blu-ray release that packs a pristine punch and highlights this creature feature classic in all of its bayou-tinged brilliance!...


Rage: Carrie 2 (The) AKA Carrie 2 (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (22nd March 2019)

It was the sequel that they said could not be done right - and yet the 1999 shocker THE RAGE: CARRIE 2 proved to be a remarkably riotous and highly-rated follow-up to the classic Brian DePalma original. Directed by an old horror-hand in Katt Shea (POISON IVY), and starring Emily Bergl (television's SOUTHLAND) as a bullied schoolgirl who possesses a largely unexplored link to the telekinetic terror of Carrie White - the scares come thick and fast in this fan-favourite instalment - which also pays respectful homage to the abjection and atmospherics of its ground-breaking femme-on-fire predecessor, including a recurring role for DePalma starlet Amy Irving! Twenty years later and THE RAGE is back to remind a new generation that scary movie sequels do not need to suck - and 88 Films is proud to present this high octane example of Hollywood horror in ghoulish HD!...


Accountant of Auschwitz (The) by Rick Curzon (21st March 2019)

We follow, 94-year-old former German SS officer Oskar Gröning, nicknamed “The Accountant of Auschwitz”, as he goes on trial in his home country, charged with complicity in the murder of 300,000 Jews at Auschwitz in 1944. The frail old man will make headlines around the world as takes the stand to face his former victims. Out of the 6,500 SS guards at Auschwitz, only 49 were prosecuted in West Germany. After the war, the country wanted to forget the past and move on. Many of the lawyers and judges writing the new legal code were themselves former Nazis. Now, 70 years later, a new generation of lawyers armed with a change in legal thinking opened-up a new wave of investigations against aging Nazi guards. Most have perished, but not Gröning, who at age 21, collected the stolen loot of prisoners as they were carted off trains at Auschwitz. The Accountant of Auschwitz is a race against time to prosecute the last living Nazi war criminal before it’s too late. Bringing war criminals to justice asks fundamental moral question. From Nuremberg to the modern alt-right, the film constructs a stark reminder that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it....


Dawson Watch (The): Season 1 (TV) by Rick Curzon (19th March 2019)

Leslie “Les” Dawson is a legendary English comedian best-known for his deadpan style, curmudgeonly persona and snide jokes about his mother-in-law. This BBC series sees Les tackle a different subject in each episode, with his unique comic approach. It ran for 19 episodes between 1979 and 1980. Unlike his variety shows, The Dawson Watch was a weekly investigation into the nation at large, addressing subjects ranging from Education, Housing, Transport and Health to the Environment, Law, The Family, Crime and The Media. Les focused on one subject in each episode, opening with a monologue before moving onto a variety of short sketches interspersed with his sharp observations as a stand-up comedy routine. Cissie Braithwaite and Ada Shufflebotham are regulars, always on hand to give their take on the theme in question. Sketches featuring the two elderly women (Roy Barraclough and Les Dawson suitably attired as housewives) see them with arms folded, occasionally adjusting their bosoms with an unsubtle hoist of their forearms. And as we’ve come to know and love, they speak some words aloud but mouth those pertaining to women’s bodily functions and sex. It’s a testament to the talents of Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough that their ...


Dawson Watch (The): Season 3 (TV) by Rick Curzon (19th March 2019)

Leslie “Les” Dawson is a legendary English comedian best-known for his deadpan style, curmudgeonly persona and snide jokes about his mother-in-law. This BBC series sees Les tackle a different subject in each episode, with his unique comic approach. It ran for 19 episodes between 1979 and 1980. Unlike his variety shows, The Dawson Watch was a weekly investigation into the nation at large, addressing subjects ranging from Education, Housing, Transport and Health to the Environment, Law, The Family, Crime and The Media. Les focused on one subject in each episode, opening with a monologue before moving onto a variety of short sketches interspersed with his sharp observations as a stand-up comedy routine. Cissie Braithwaite and Ada Shufflebotham are regulars, always on hand to give their take on the theme in question. Sketches featuring the two elderly women (Roy Barraclough and Les Dawson suitably attired as housewives) see them with arms folded, occasionally adjusting their bosoms with an unsubtle hoist of their forearms. And as we’ve come to know and love, they speak some words aloud but mouth those pertaining to women’s bodily functions and sex. It’s a testament to the talents of Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough that their ...


Dawson Watch (The): Season 2 (TV) by Rick Curzon (19th March 2019)

Leslie “Les” Dawson is a legendary English comedian best-known for his deadpan style, curmudgeonly persona and snide jokes about his mother-in-law. This BBC series sees Les tackle a different subject in each episode, with his unique comic approach. It ran for 19 episodes between 1979 and 1980. Unlike his variety shows, The Dawson Watch was a weekly investigation into the nation at large, addressing subjects ranging from Education, Housing, Transport and Health to the Environment, Law, The Family, Crime and The Media. Les focused on one subject in each episode, opening with a monologue before moving onto a variety of short sketches interspersed with his sharp observations as a stand-up comedy routine. Cissie Braithwaite and Ada Shufflebotham are regulars, always on hand to give their take on the theme in question. Sketches featuring the two elderly women (Roy Barraclough and Les Dawson suitably attired as housewives) see them with arms folded, occasionally adjusting their bosoms with an unsubtle hoist of their forearms. And as we’ve come to know and love, they speak some words aloud but mouth those pertaining to women’s bodily functions and sex. It’s a testament to the talents of Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough that their ...


Devil Hunter (The) AKA El canibal AKA The Cannibal AKA Sexo caníbal AKA Mandingo Manhunter AKA The M by Rick Curzon (19th March 2019)

Much-missed by fans of quick-jack cinema, the late Jess Franco had a career in fear that veered between arty outings such as VAMPYRO LESBOS (1971) and the cheap and cheerful projects that includes the official 'video nasty' DEVIL HUNTER (1980). Featuring a leading man turn from the Italian horror legend Al Cliver (ZOMBIE FLESH-EATERS / THE BEYOND), DEVIL HUNTER is part Indiana Jones, part CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980) and all outrageous insanity as Franco throws-in babes, bare-boobs and blood and native-battles in an attempt to keep audiences glued to the screen. For fans of cheese and sleaze, it does not get any better than DEVIL HUNTER - finally available for Franco enthusiasts and video nasty lovers to reappraise in HD!...


 


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