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Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea by Eric Cotenas (25th February 2021)

The remnants of the Third Reich are indeed hiding in South America; however, they have come up with a plan to win World War II all the way from the distance of 1994: by traveling back in time and presenting Hitler (The Key's Frantisek Vicena) with a hydrogen bomb heisted from a museum. Kept alive and relatively spry with the help of commercial cosmetic anti-aging pills, former General Klaus Abard (90 Degrees in the Shade's Jirí Sovák), engineer Bauer (The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians' Vlastimil Brodský), and junior party member Kraus (Straw Hat's Vladimír Mensík) have bribed playboy pilot Karel Bures (The Death of a Fly's


Diary of a Mad Housewife by Eric Cotenas (24th February 2021)

Oscar (Best Actress in a Leading Role): Carrie Snodgress (nominee) - Academy Awards, 1971 Golden Globe (Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical): Carrie Snodgress (winner), Most Promising Newcomer - Female: Carrie Snodgress (winner), Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (nominee), Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Richard Benjamin (nominee), and Most Promising Newcomer - Male: Frank Langella (nominee) - Golden Globes, 1971 Manhattan housewife Tina Balser (Rabitt, Run's Carrie Snodgress) has all but checked out of life. Her careerist lawyer husband Jonathan (Westworld's Richard Benjamin) rele...


Honest Thief by Robert Segedy (24th February 2021)

"Honest Thief" (2020) I know, yet another Liam Neeson starring in an old dude action flick; hey, I had to endure The Commuter (2018, as Michael MacCauley) previously, and thank goodness, that this film is easier for me to digest than that one was. So, I was contemplating this issue and I believe that it boils down to a matter of susceptibility. Can you simply accept the fact that the leading man is actually 68 years old and that he undoubtedly kick your ass as well? If that is not an issue for you, fine, however for us purists in attendance, that may be a sore point with the star’s credibility. Yes, Tom Dolan (Liam Neeson) was an ex-marine with bomb scene experience and yes, he is certainly in great shape, but don’t you crave a little vulnerability in your heroes? I mean, what stops this film from simply being a Marvel superhero cluster fest except that the script does seem to be a bit more well thought out and isn’t a string of quick edits. We can probably thank scriptwriters Steve Allrich and direc...


The Suspect by Robert Segedy (24th February 2021)

"The Suspect" (1944) I can hear it now: “But is it really a Noir?” The answer is kind of. Sure, there’s plenty of dark alleys and shadowy scenes, there’s two murders, a semi femme fatale, and there’s Charles Laughton. Also, there is the director: Robert Siodmak, a master of the genre: Phantom Lady (1944). The Spiral Staircase (1945), The Killers (1946), Cry of the City (1948), Criss Cross (1948). Here is a director that practically cut his teeth on the genre, helping define it’s characteristics: the doomed hero, the slinky femme fatale, the bleak shadowy world. My reason for not being one hundred percent is because my answer is ambivalent. At times, The Suspect feels like it has one foot in the noir universe, but it also ...


Street Fighter by James-Masaki Ryan (23rd February 2021)

"Street Fighter" (1994) In the southeast Asian country of Shadaloo, a group of Allied Nations relief workers have been kidnapped and held for ransom by the evil General M. Bison (played by Raul Julia), demanding $20 billion for their release. But he has no plans to do so, as his goal is to use an army of genetically modified super soldiers at his command to bring the world under his rule. Captain Guile (played by Jean-Claude Van Damme) leads the military operation of the Allied Nations, and has a personal vendetta against Bison as his best friend Charlie is one of the men captured. In addition, the journalist Chun Li (played by Ming-Na Wen) is appearing to be covering the happenings, but is secretly on a mission to take down Bison herself, as he was responsible for the death of her father. Meanwhile, con artists Ryu (played by Byron Mann) and Ken (played by Damian Chapa) try to swindle arms to Shadaloo mob boss Sagat (p...


Emma. by Robert Segedy (22nd February 2021)

"Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition... and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her." This is the sound of me screaming when I opened the mailing envelope and saw this film; it is a long and wretched howl of frustration and horror. Full disclosure - I despise films like this: adults dressed in period piece ensemble, smugly reciting some form of older English that may have been popular in the 1800’s, atrocious haircuts on the men and the women sporting ridiculous spiralled hair-do’s; this is a fairy tale for today’s audience and I am repulsed by it. This long-winded version of Jane Austen's 1815 novel is once again brought to the silver screen revived by Eleanor Catton who wrote the screenplay and directed by Autumn de Wilde with an eye for pomp and circumstance. Austen’s name should be more than familiar to filmgoers because she has yielded a fertile ground for directors, both past and present, with a slew of hit titles: from "Pride And Prejudice" (1813) to "Sense And Se...


First Snow by Robert Segedy (22nd February 2021)

Neo-Noir: according to the Free Dictionary online, "neo-noir" is defined as a film that is set in contemporary modern times, but showing characteristics of a film noir, in plot or style. As many reader’s know I am fairly nuts about film noir and yes, that includes hard boiled films, moody photography, existential dread, and anything where Raymond Burr is the heavy. So, what is it about noir that fascinates us so? Is it the overall mood of the film, the pervading feeling of a careless god that deals out acts of fate without regard? Is it the overall mise-en-scène with its shadowy streets, dark photography, sober soundtrack, and necessary femme fatale? Why is it that I will repeatedly watch Billy Wilder’s classic "Double Indemnity" (1944) over and over again? Yes, Barbara Stanwyck is partially the reason and sure, Edgar G. Robinson’s Barton Keyes speech about his “little man inside of him” always gives me a thrill, but there has to be more than just that? I think that it is the overall doomed feelings of Fred MacMurray’s heel character Walt...


Three Identical Strangers by James-Masaki Ryan (21st February 2021)

"Three Identical Strangers" (2018) There is the saying that somewhere out there in the vast world is a person who looks exactly like you. Lookalikes of famous people are always a big draw for television and the comedy market. But what if you had an identical twin that you never knew about, and suddenly ran into that person? What if it was not only a twin, but triplets? The story of Eddy Galland, David Kellman, and Bobby Shafran encountering each other is something that is so incredible that it seems too good to be true. But in fact, it happened. Bobby and Eddy first met in 1980 as college students when Bobby enrolled in the school that also Eddy went to. With local newspapers showing the story of the miraculous reunion, the story became even more incredible when David contacted the news to say he was the third brother. It wasn't long before the three reunited siblings were all over national talk shows, at press events, partying, and even landing cameos opposite Madonna in a scene from "Desperately Seeking Susan". The three boys were all raised in ...


Three Identical Strangers by James-Masaki Ryan (21st February 2021)

"Three Identical Strangers" (2018) There is the saying that somewhere out there in the vast world is a person who looks exactly like you. Lookalikes of famous people are always a big draw for television and the comedy market. But what if you had an identical twin that you never knew about, and suddenly ran into that person? What if it was not only a twin, but triplets? The story of Eddy Galland, David Kellman, and Bobby Shafran encountering each other is something that is so incredible that it seems too good to be true. But in fact, it happened. Bobby and Eddy first met in 1980 as college students when Bobby enrolled in the school that also Eddy went to. With local newspapers showing the story of the miraculous reunion, the story became even more incredible when David contacted the news to say he was the third brother. It wasn't long before the three reunited siblings were all over national talk shows, at press events, partying, and even landing cameos opposite Madonna in a scene from "Desperately Seeking Susan". The three boys were all raised in ...


George A. Romero's Land of the Dead by Charlie & Tex (17th February 2021)

"George A. Romero's Land of the Dead" (2005) “I’ll never get sick of zombies - I’ll just get sick of producers.” These were the words of George Romero in 1989, not long after the very public dissolution of his friendship with business-partner Richard P. Rubenstien, which saw Romero kick out of his own production of Pet Sematary and replaced by Mary Lambert. He added: “I have an idea now I’d really like to do…and if I can find out the sort of legal way to do it, I’ll do it - I’d love to do it!” But with his initial three zombie films creating a perfect trilogy, and few projects making it in front of the camera, it seemed that Romero had inadvertently delivered his last word on the genre, although some fans still clung to hope. It was 15 years, but the dead walked the earth once more when Land of the Dead exhumed the genre and put it back into the hands of the man whom created it, returning zombies to their shuffling state rather than having them under starter’s orders when going in for the kill. It certainly wasn’t an easy road. Initially titled "Dead Reckoning", Romero took the more expensive elements discarded from his original scrip...


King Kong by James-Masaki Ryan (7th February 2021)

"King Kong" (1976) Fred Wilson (played by Charles Grodin) of the Petrox Oil Company leads a secret mission with his crew to find a mysterious island that may lead to a new source for oil. Secretly joining the team is Jake Prescott (played by Jeff Bridges), a paleontologist looking to find more information about the island. Along their route, they encounter a lifeboat with a lone passenger - an American girl named Dwan (played by Jessica Lange) who was the only survivor of a yacht that exploded. Arriving at the mysterious island, the men find something bigger than expected, with Kong, a massive gorilla the size of a building that rules the land. Ever since the giant ape first appeared on screens in 1933's "King Kong", the world couldn't get enough of the fantastical character. The original film, depicting a movie maker taking an unsuspecting crew to a mysterious island featured jaw dropping special effects for its era with stop motion animation and...


Life After the Navigator by James-Masaki Ryan (31st January 2021)

"Life After the Navigator" (2020) On April 28, 2016, a disguised bank robber held up a Scotiabank branch in Sechelt, British Columbia. The robber was quickly identified by the authorities due to the his prior records and then recent run ins with the law. Joey Cramer was arrested for the crime and just after his 43rd birthday, sentenced to two years in a correctional facility and two years probation. His arrest came as a shock to film fans worldwide, as Cramer was a former child actor, best known for playing the lead role in the 1986 Disney co-production of "Flight of the Navigator". Though Cramer had an active life as a child star on commercials, television, and in movies, from the 1990s onward he disappeared from the spotlight. The arrest was surprising and disappointing for fans of his work, and the big question was what led to this happening? "Life of the Navigator" is a documentary following Cramer during his rehabilitation, reflecting on his life as well as an encompassing look at the film that became a cult favorite in the video era. The documentary divides time equally between Crame...


Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1941-1943 by James-Masaki Ryan (31st January 2021)

"Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1941-1943" By the latter half of the 1930s, screen icon Marlene Dietrich's box office successes were running dry. With her salary at Paramount being costly and her films ranking low commercially and critically, she was considered box office poison, and led to Paramount buying out the remainder of her contract with her final production at the studio in 1937. Taking a massive salary cut, she signed with Universal in 1939, and her first film there was a remake of the 1932 film "Destry Rides Again", starring alongside James Stewart. The western set production was quite different from what Dietrich was known for, but the production became a big hit for the studio and reestablished the star to the spotlight at the age of 38. Her time at Universal was quite short, with six features being made between 1939 and 1944 with one of them being just in a cameo appearance. Even though she was around 40 years of age and the German born actress was making films in a country that was fighting against her country of birth, she was sti...


Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1941-1943 by James-Masaki Ryan (31st January 2021)

"Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1941-1943" By the latter half of the 1930s, screen icon Marlene Dietrich's box office successes were running dry. With her salary at Paramount being costly and her films ranking low commercially and critically, she was considered box office poison, and led to Paramount buying out the remainder of her contract with her final production at the studio in 1937. Taking a massive salary cut, she signed with Universal in 1939, and her first film there was a remake of the 1932 film "Destry Rides Again", starring alongside James Stewart. The western set production was quite different from what Dietrich was known for, but the production became a big hit for the studio and reestablished the star to the spotlight at the age of 38. Her time at Universal was quite short, with six features being made between 1939 and 1944 with one of them being just in a cameo appearance. Even though she was around 40 years of age and the German born actress was making films in a country that was fighting against her country of birth, she was sti...


Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1941-1943 by James-Masaki Ryan (31st January 2021)

"Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1941-1943" By the latter half of the 1930s, screen icon Marlene Dietrich's box office successes were running dry. With her salary at Paramount being costly and her films ranking low commercially and critically, she was considered box office poison, and led to Paramount buying out the remainder of her contract with her final production at the studio in 1937. Taking a massive salary cut, she signed with Universal in 1939, and her first film there was a remake of the 1932 film "Destry Rides Again", starring alongside James Stewart. The western set production was quite different from what Dietrich was known for, but the production became a big hit for the studio and reestablished the star to the spotlight at the age of 38. Her time at Universal was quite short, with six features being made between 1939 and 1944 with one of them being just in a cameo appearance. Even though she was around 40 years of age and the German born actress was making films in a country that was fighting against her country of birth, she was sti...


Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1941-1943 by James-Masaki Ryan (31st January 2021)

"Marlene Dietrich at Universal 1941-1943" By the latter half of the 1930s, screen icon Marlene Dietrich's box office successes were running dry. With her salary at Paramount being costly and her films ranking low commercially and critically, she was considered box office poison, and led to Paramount buying out the remainder of her contract with her final production at the studio in 1937. Taking a massive salary cut, she signed with Universal in 1939, and her first film there was a remake of the 1932 film "Destry Rides Again", starring alongside James Stewart. The western set production was quite different from what Dietrich was known for, but the production became a big hit for the studio and reestablished the star to the spotlight at the age of 38. Her time at Universal was quite short, with six features being made between 1939 and 1944 with one of them being just in a cameo appearance. Even though she was around 40 years of age and the German born actress was making films in a country that was fighting against her country of birth, she was sti...


Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Film Series by Eric Cotenas (30th January 2021)

"This is the Inner Sanctum. A strange, fantastic world controlled by a mass of living, pulsating flesh, the mind. It destroys, distorts, creates monsters, commits murder. Yes. Even you, without knowing, can commit murder"
...so intones a floating head (The Beast with Five Fingers's David Hoffman) in a crystal ball. With Universal's golden age stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff aging out of their horror star status, the studio launched a series of vehicles for Lon Chaney Jr., the star of The Wolf Man and Karloff's replacement in the later The Mummy sequels. The result was Inner Sanctum, a six-film series that took its name from the Simon & Schuster fiction imprint but its...

Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Film Series by Eric Cotenas (30th January 2021)

"This is the Inner Sanctum. A strange, fantastic world controlled by a mass of living, pulsating flesh, the mind. It destroys, distorts, creates monsters, commits murder. Yes. Even you, without knowing, can commit murder"
...so intones a floating head (The Beast with Five Fingers's David Hoffman) in a crystal ball. With Universal's golden age stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff aging out of their horror star status, the studio launched a series of vehicles for Lon Chaney Jr., the star of The Wolf Man and Karloff's replacement in the later The Mummy sequels. The result was Inner Sanctum, a six-film series that took its name from the Simon & Schuster fiction imprint but its...

Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Film Series by Eric Cotenas (30th January 2021)

"This is the Inner Sanctum. A strange, fantastic world controlled by a mass of living, pulsating flesh, the mind. It destroys, distorts, creates monsters, commits murder. Yes. Even you, without knowing, can commit murder"
...so intones a floating head (The Beast with Five Fingers's David Hoffman) in a crystal ball. With Universal's golden age stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff aging out of their horror star status, the studio launched a series of vehicles for Lon Chaney Jr., the star of The Wolf Man and Karloff's replacement in the later The Mummy sequels. The result was Inner Sanctum, a six-film series that took its name from the Simon & Schuster fiction imprint but its...

Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Film Series by Eric Cotenas (30th January 2021)

"This is the Inner Sanctum. A strange, fantastic world controlled by a mass of living, pulsating flesh, the mind. It destroys, distorts, creates monsters, commits murder. Yes. Even you, without knowing, can commit murder"
...so intones a floating head (The Beast with Five Fingers's David Hoffman) in a crystal ball. With Universal's golden age stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff aging out of their horror star status, the studio launched a series of vehicles for Lon Chaney Jr., the star of The Wolf Man and Karloff's replacement in the later The Mummy sequels. The result was Inner Sanctum, a six-film series that took its name from the Simon & Schuster fiction imprint but its...

Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Film Series by Eric Cotenas (30th January 2021)

"This is the Inner Sanctum. A strange, fantastic world controlled by a mass of living, pulsating flesh, the mind. It destroys, distorts, creates monsters, commits murder. Yes. Even you, without knowing, can commit murder"
...so intones a floating head (The Beast with Five Fingers's David Hoffman) in a crystal ball. With Universal's golden age stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff aging out of their horror star status, the studio launched a series of vehicles for Lon Chaney Jr., the star of The Wolf Man and Karloff's replacement in the later The Mummy sequels. The result was Inner Sanctum, a six-film series that took its name from the Simon & Schuster fiction imprint but its...

Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Complete Film Series by Eric Cotenas (30th January 2021)

"This is the Inner Sanctum. A strange, fantastic world controlled by a mass of living, pulsating flesh, the mind. It destroys, distorts, creates monsters, commits murder. Yes. Even you, without knowing, can commit murder"
...so intones a floating head (The Beast with Five Fingers's David Hoffman) in a crystal ball. With Universal's golden age stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff aging out of their horror star status, the studio launched a series of vehicles for Lon Chaney Jr., the star of The Wolf Man and Karloff's replacement in the later The Mummy sequels. The result was Inner Sanctum, a six-film series that took its name from the Simon & Schuster fiction imprint but its...

Host: Limited Edition by Eric Cotenas (29th January 2021)

Socially-distanced for the better part of 2020, six friends – Haley (Angel Has Fallen's Haley Bishop), Jemma (Doom: Annihilation's Jemma Moore), Radina (Radina Drandova), Emma (Emma Louise Webb), Caroline (Caroline Ward), and Ted (The Rebels' Edward Linard) – have been keeping in touch regularly with the video conferencing app Zoom. One evening, Haley hits upon the idea for something more novel than movies or board games: holding a séance over the internet. Medium Seylan (Cleek's Seylan Baxter<...


Blue Sky by James-Masaki Ryan (24th January 2021)

"Blue Sky" (1994) Major Hank Marshall (played by Tommy Lee Jones) is a science officer in the US Army who is researching about nuclear testing. His latest transfer has his family move to Alabama in a poor rural area, which dismays his wife Carly (played by Jessica Lange"), who has an emotional breakdown on arrival to their new home. Daughters Alex (played by Amy Locane) and Becky (played by Anna Klemp) have seen the behavior before with their mother yelling uncontrollably while their father tries to calm her down, and seemingly this situation is no different from other past happenings. Hank is having issues at work as well, with Colonel Johnson (played by Powers Boothe) being not interested in bad test results, and willing to cover up any errors. For Carly, fitting in with the other military housewives proves fine at first, but certain incidents cause rifts in various relationships. As for their daughter Alex who is a yo...


Cold Light of Day (Blu-ray) by Paul Lewis (19th January 2021)

Cold Light of Day (Fhiona-Louise, 1989) I have a rather strange indirect relationship with the case of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Back in the 1980s, my father’s cousin was either married or engaged (I cannot remember which) to a man, an officer in the Met, who worked on the Nilsen case and entered the murderer’s flat of horrors. We only saw this chap once or twice a year – mostly over the Christmas period, when my gran would orchestrate family gatherings by inviting various members of the family to stay with her over between Christmas and New Year. Even though I was a young child, I was allowed to stay up late during these Christmas gatherings, and I would watch, munching on chocolates and other goodies, as my father’s family drank and chatted, having not seen each other for months or perhaps an entire year. Staying up late was a delight, as I was exposed to all sorts of forbidden things – including, memorably, screenings of the early wave of Friday the 13th films – and, most impactfully on my young imagination, my dad’s cousin’s partner’s story of how Nilsen was caught (the infamous story involving a blocked d...


The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage! by James-Masaki Ryan (17th January 2021)

"The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!" (2019) SpongeBob (played by Ethan Slater), Patrick (played by Danny Skinner), Squidward (played by Gavin Lee, and others are having a seemingly normal day underwater at Bikini Bottom. SpongBob wants to be noticed to get a promotion at The Krusty Krab, but instead of him being noticed, a bigger issue occurs when tremors start shaking the ocean floor due to a volcano nearby getting ready to erupt. The town is put under curfew and the townspeople are scared, but Sandy Cheeks (played by Christina Sajous) has an invention that could possibly stop the eruption and save everyone. But could it be done on time? Or will Plankton and Karen (played by Wesley Taylor and Katie Lee Hill) take advantage of the panicked citizens? Marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg's creation abou...


Deanna Durbin Collection I by Eric Cotenas (17th January 2021)

First spotted in the 1936 MGM short film Every Sunday alongside Judy Garland, singer Deanna Durbin was signed to a contract by Universal and made her feature debut at age fourteen in Three Smart Girls, single-handedly saving the studio from bankruptcy and becoming the most highly-paid female star at the time by age twenty-one. The typecasting of her as a naïve-yet-determined Miss Fixit during the first half of her twelve-year career would overshadow her subsequent attempts at more adult leading roles and she would walk away from the screen at age twenty-seven, preferring to "the life of a nobody" in France with her third husband, resisting offers from other studios and most interviews until her death in 2013. The three films in Kino Lorber's Deanna Durbin Collection I include her second feature and first true lead role ...


Deanna Durbin Collection I by Eric Cotenas (17th January 2021)

First spotted in the 1936 MGM short film Every Sunday alongside Judy Garland, singer Deanna Durbin was signed to a contract by Universal and made her feature debut at age fourteen in Three Smart Girls, single-handedly saving the studio from bankruptcy and becoming the most highly-paid female star at the time by age twenty-one. The typecasting of her as a naïve-yet-determined Miss Fixit during the first half of her twelve-year career would overshadow her subsequent attempts at more adult leading roles and she would walk away from the screen at age twenty-seven, preferring to "the life of a nobody" in France with her third husband, resisting offers from other studios and most interviews until her death in 2013. The three films in Kino Lorber's Deanna Durbin Collection I include her second feature and first true lead role ...


Deanna Durbin Collection I by Eric Cotenas (17th January 2021)

First spotted in the 1936 MGM short film Every Sunday alongside Judy Garland, singer Deanna Durbin was signed to a contract by Universal and made her feature debut at age fourteen in Three Smart Girls, single-handedly saving the studio from bankruptcy and becoming the most highly-paid female star at the time by age twenty-one. The typecasting of her as a naïve-yet-determined Miss Fixit during the first half of her twelve-year career would overshadow her subsequent attempts at more adult leading roles and she would walk away from the screen at age twenty-seven, preferring to "the life of a nobody" in France with her third husband, resisting offers from other studios and most interviews until her death in 2013. The three films in Kino Lorber's Deanna Durbin Collection I include her second feature and first true lead role ...


Faith Based by James-Masaki Ryan (11th January 2021)

"Faith Based" (2020) Luke (played by Luke Barrett) and Tanner (played by Tanner Thomason) have been friends since childhood and are now in their thirties. Luke is a part-time pool cleaner who is also caught up in a pyramid scheme trying to sell medicinal goods. Raised under the roof of a church pastor (played by Lance Reddick) through adoption, he has always felt like the black sheep (or white?) of the family, being less favored compared to his father's biological children. Luke and Tanner realize that Christian themed movies are making a killing at the box office in recent years, with fairly low budget productions gaining audiences. As the two have been huge movie fans all their lives, they decide together to write and direct a Christian themed move to capitalize on the faith cinema wave. And what is an idea that has not been done before? Faith in outer space is their idea, combining religion and science fiction. Unfortunately, neither have any idea how to make a movie... Director ...


TECHNICAL REVIEWS
Twentieth Century (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (21st February 2021)

The second film Howard Hawks (The Criminal Code) made at Columbia Pictures is among his greatest works. John Barrymore plays a theatre impresario down on his luck. Carole Lombard is his former protégé, now a major star. When the two meet by chance aboard the Twentieth Century locomotive, their love-hate relationship is reignited. Now recognised as a classic, Twentieth Century is the film which established the template for the screwball comedy – and made Lombard a star. ...


2067 AKA Chronical: 2067 by Rick Curzon (17th February 2021)

An extinction event has begun and the human race just hit the endangered species list. With air so polluted that the only way to breathe is through manufactured air canisters, the human race is on its knees until a message from the future gives one of the biggest corporations on Earth hope. A reclusive young man named Ethan is to be the saviour of the human race but what he discovers in his journey through time is an unthinkable conspiracy that could lead him to change the course of his timeline forever. Would you save humanity if you knew humanity may not be worth saving after all?...


Jiu Jitsu (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (16th February 2021)

NICOLAS CAGE is back and this time he's got a sword and an alien invasion knocking at his door! The future hangs in the balance as a being from another world returns to Earth to face off against the best warriors the human race has to offer. From special ops soldiers to the best in MMA, this epic battle for the survival of Earth will place humanity on the brink of extinction. An all-star action packed cast lead the fight. JIU JITSU stars FRANK GRILLO (Captain America: Winter Soldier), ALAIN MOUSSI (Kickboxer: Retaliation) and TONY JAA (Ong-Bak)....


Hellraiser: Revelations (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (11th February 2021)

PINHEAD IS BACK IN THE EVER-POPULAR HELLRAISER SERIES created by horror master Clive Barker. Two American teenagers in Mexico for an adventure discover a familiar little puzzle box and unleash Pinhead and unspeakable terror. A year later, the boys’ parents get together for a dinner in memory of their missing sons. In the dead of night, one of the boys shows up at their doorstep, exhausted, terrified and...hunted. Pinhead and his legion are closing in....


Hellraiser: Judgment (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (11th February 2021)

The dreaded Pinhead returns in the classic Hellraiser series. Three detectives trying to stop a diabolical serial killer are sucked into a maze of otherworldly horror, where hellish denizens including the Auditor, the Assessor and the Jury await to pass judgment....


Possessor (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (4th February 2021)

From the visionary mind of writer director Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), Possessor is a game-changing sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough, Mandy). Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her. Possessor features a stellar cast including Christopher Abbott (It Comes at Night, The Sinner), Rossif Sutherland (Guest of Honour), Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)....


Murder By Contract (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (1st February 2021)

Our second Columbia Noir box set takes a dive once more into the studio’s archives and the world of film noir – a world of undercover detectives (The Mob) and emotionless hitmen (Murder by Contract), a world where film is inspired by real-life criminal activities (Tight Spot, based loosely on Virginia Hill’s testimony against Bugsy Siegel) and real-life criminal activities are inspired by film (711 Ocean Drive, which attracted the unwanted attention of mobsters), and a world where Glenn Ford finds himself unwittingly embroiled in murder – twice (Framed, Affair in Trinidad). All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Mob, Tight Spot and Murder by Contract making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries on each film, assorted bonus materials, including six short films starring the Three Stooges, lampooning the tropes and themes of the features, a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Tight Spot (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (31st January 2021)

Our second Columbia Noir box set takes a dive once more into the studio’s archives and the world of film noir – a world of undercover detectives (The Mob) and emotionless hitmen (Murder by Contract), a world where film is inspired by real-life criminal activities (Tight Spot, based loosely on Virginia Hill’s testimony against Bugsy Siegel) and real-life criminal activities are inspired by film (711 Ocean Drive, which attracted the unwanted attention of mobsters), and a world where Glenn Ford finds himself unwittingly embroiled in murder – twice (Framed, Affair in Trinidad). All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Mob, Tight Spot and Murder by Contract making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries on each film, assorted bonus materials, including six short films starring the Three Stooges, lampooning the tropes and themes of the features, a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Affair in Trinidad (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (27th January 2021)

Our second Columbia Noir box set takes a dive once more into the studio’s archives and the world of film noir – a world of undercover detectives (The Mob) and emotionless hitmen (Murder by Contract), a world where film is inspired by real-life criminal activities (Tight Spot, based loosely on Virginia Hill’s testimony against Bugsy Siegel) and real-life criminal activities are inspired by film (711 Ocean Drive, which attracted the unwanted attention of mobsters), and a world where Glenn Ford finds himself unwittingly embroiled in murder – twice (Framed, Affair in Trinidad). All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Mob, Tight Spot and Murder by Contract making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries on each film, assorted bonus materials, including six short films starring the Three Stooges, lampooning the tropes and themes of the features, a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Mob (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (25th January 2021)

Our second Columbia Noir box set takes a dive once more into the studio’s archives and the world of film noir – a world of undercover detectives (The Mob) and emotionless hitmen (Murder by Contract), a world where film is inspired by real-life criminal activities (Tight Spot, based loosely on Virginia Hill’s testimony against Bugsy Siegel) and real-life criminal activities are inspired by film (711 Ocean Drive, which attracted the unwanted attention of mobsters), and a world where Glenn Ford finds himself unwittingly embroiled in murder – twice (Framed, Affair in Trinidad). All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Mob, Tight Spot and Murder by Contract making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries on each film, assorted bonus materials, including six short films starring the Three Stooges, lampooning the tropes and themes of the features, a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Light Sleeper (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (24th January 2021)

An impressive neo-noir, which sees writer / director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Hardcore, Blue Collar) revisit rainswept New York, Light Sleeper tells of John LeTour (Willem Dafoe, Auto Focus), a drug dealer servicing a high-society clientele of Manhattan professionals. When his boss (Susan Sarandon, The Hunger) announces she is going straight and John encounters an old flame he still loves, his life is thrown into crisis. As he becomes involved in a police investigation surrounding a mysterious drug death, John prowls the night-time streets in search of redemption....


711 Ocean Drive (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (24th January 2021)

Our second Columbia Noir box set takes a dive once more into the studio’s archives and the world of film noir – a world of undercover detectives (The Mob) and emotionless hitmen (Murder by Contract), a world where film is inspired by real-life criminal activities (Tight Spot, based loosely on Virginia Hill’s testimony against Bugsy Siegel) and real-life criminal activities are inspired by film (711 Ocean Drive, which attracted the unwanted attention of mobsters), and a world where Glenn Ford finds himself unwittingly embroiled in murder – twice (Framed, Affair in Trinidad). All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Mob, Tight Spot and Murder by Contract making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries on each film, assorted bonus materials, including six short films starring the Three Stooges, lampooning the tropes and themes of the features, a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Geronimo: An American Legend (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (23rd January 2021)

Geronimo: An American Legend recounts the proud history of the famous Apache warrior who refused to accept the destruction of his people and, through his resistance and bravery, earned the respect of those he fought against. Wes Studi (The Last of the Mohicans) gives a dignified central performance as the eponymous Native American hero and is ably supported by Gene Hackman (Cisco Pike), Jason Patric (The Lost Boys), Robert Duvall (Badge 373) and, in an early role, Matt Damon, who all play his adversaries in the US cavalry. Unjustly neglected upon its original release, Geronimo benefits from John Milius and Larry Gross’s respectful, considered screenplay which is elevated by the epic sweep of Walter Hill’s direction. A visually stunning film that beautifully captures the vastness of the frontier landscape, Hill’s film is given extra poignancy by Ry Cooder’s moving score. ...


Framed AKA Paula AKA They Walk Alone (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (23rd January 2021)

Our second Columbia Noir box set takes a dive once more into the studio’s archives and the world of film noir – a world of undercover detectives (The Mob) and emotionless hitmen (Murder by Contract), a world where film is inspired by real-life criminal activities (Tight Spot, based loosely on Virginia Hill’s testimony against Bugsy Siegel) and real-life criminal activities are inspired by film (711 Ocean Drive, which attracted the unwanted attention of mobsters), and a world where Glenn Ford finds himself unwittingly embroiled in murder – twice (Framed, Affair in Trinidad). All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Mob, Tight Spot and Murder by Contract making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection includes newly recorded commentaries on each film, assorted bonus materials, including six short films starring the Three Stooges, lampooning the tropes and themes of the features, a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Valachi Papers (The) AKA Cosa Nostra (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (22nd January 2021)

Based on the disclosures of mobster Joe Valachi, as recounted in Peter Maas’ best-selling biography and at a sensational congressional hearing, The Valachi Papers tells the story of one man’s brutal journey through the ranks of the Cosa Nostra, and a betrayal that would reveal the secrets of the Mob to the world. Terence Young (From Russia with Love) skilfully renders the clandestine world of violent gangsters in this stylish European co-production which benefits from thrilling action, a no-nonsense central portrayal from Charles Bronson (Breakout), and impressive ensemble performances from Lino Ventura (The Medusa Touch), Joseph Wiseman (The Garment Jungle) and Jill Ireland (The Valdez Horses)....


Relic (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (22nd January 2021)

A deeply unsettling psychological horror, Relic is the unforgettable debut feature from writer and director Natalie Erika James who brings a fresh and profoundly human twist to the genre. When elderly mother Edna (Robyn Nevin), inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) rush to their family's decaying country home, finding clues of her increasing dementia scattered around the house in her absence. After Edna returns just as mysteriously as she disappeared, Kay's concern that her mother seems unwilling or unable to say where she's been clashes with Sam's unabashed enthusiasm to have her grandma back. As Edna's behaviour turns increasingly volatile, both begin to sense that an insidious presence in the house might be taking control of her....


Death of Me by Rick Curzon (7th January 2021)

A dream vacation in the South Pacific becomes a torturous nightmare in Death of Me, a high stakes horror from director Darren Lynn Bousman (The SAW Franchise, SAW: SPIRAL). Christine (MAGGIE Q - Fantasy Island, Designated Survivor) and Neil (LUKE HEMSWORTH - Thor: Ragnarok) awake on their dream vacation to a hangover and no recollection of the night before. The only clue to the horrors that transpired is a tape of Neil killing Christine. A killer vacation soon turns into a game of survival with death itself....


Chino AKA Valdez, Il Mezzosangue AKA The Valdez Horses AKA Valdez the Half-Breed (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (6th January 2021)

One of several impressive westerns Charles Bronson made during his 1970s heyday, The Valdez Horses reunites the rugged star with celebrated director John Sturges, who he had previously collaborated with on the perennial classics The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape. A surprisingly thoughtful film, The Valdez Horses sees Bronson play a half-breed rancher whose solitary life taming wild horses is upended when three people enter his life: a young runaway (Vincent Van Patten), a corrupt land owner (Marcel Bozzuffi, The French Connection), and his beautiful sister (Jill Ireland, Breakout, The Valachi Papers). Beautifully filmed in mountains of Almería, Spain, a quintessential Spaghetti Western location, Sturges’ film contrasts fist fights and shootouts with considered characterisation and an unexpectedly melancholy tone....


Rogue by Rick Curzon (6th January 2021)

Megan Fox (Transformers franchise) tackles a thrilling new role as a battle-hardened mercenary in this explosive action saga. As team leader O'Hara, she leads a lively squad of soldiers on a daring mission: rescue hostages from their captor in remote Africa. But as the mission goes awry and the team is stranded, O'Hara's squad must face a bloody, brutal encounter with a gang of rebels - and a ravenous, enraged lioness....


Dare (The) by Rick Curzon (6th January 2021)

A rare family night for Jay takes a brutal twist when he awakens in a basement with three other prisoners. As their vengeful captor runs riot, Jay engages in a twisted battle to solve the puzzle to his past and save his family's future....


Stars in Your Eyes (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th January 2021)

A group of feisty, talented young performers pool their resources and buy a dilapidated theatre to showcase their acts – but unscrupulous property developers also want the theatre and resort to dirty tricks to disrupt the first night's performance! The quintessential British comedy-musical-romance, Stars in Your Eyes is a love letter to the last days of Variety that has lost none of its warmth and heart in the six decades since it was first filmed. With fabulous musical numbers, sparkling comedy routines and tear-jerking romance it showcases a terrific cast of stars of the day, and stars in the making: Pat Kirkwood, Dorothy Squires (in her only big screen appearance), Nat Jackley and Bonar Colleano feature alongside Joan Sims, Jimmy Clitheroe, Freddie Frinton and Vera Day. Directed by Maurice Elvey from a script by Talbot (Carry On) Rothwell, Adelphi Films' classic feature is presented here as a brand-new High Definition restoration from original film elements in its original Camerascope theatrical aspect ratio....


Kilties Are Coming (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th January 2021)

A group of feisty, talented young performers pool their resources and buy a dilapidated theatre to showcase their acts – but unscrupulous property developers also want the theatre and resort to dirty tricks to disrupt the first night's performance! The quintessential British comedy-musical-romance, Stars in Your Eyes is a love letter to the last days of Variety that has lost none of its warmth and heart in the six decades since it was first filmed. With fabulous musical numbers, sparkling comedy routines and tear-jerking romance it showcases a terrific cast of stars of the day, and stars in the making: Pat Kirkwood, Dorothy Squires (in her only big screen appearance), Nat Jackley and Bonar Colleano feature alongside Joan Sims, Jimmy Clitheroe, Freddie Frinton and Vera Day. Directed by Maurice Elvey from a script by Talbot (Carry On) Rothwell, Adelphi Films' classic feature is presented here as a brand-new High Definition restoration from original film elements in its original Camerascope theatrical aspect ratio....


Ray of Sunshine (A): An Irresponsible Medley of Song and Dance (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th January 2021)

A group of feisty, talented young performers pool their resources and buy a dilapidated theatre to showcase their acts – but unscrupulous property developers also want the theatre and resort to dirty tricks to disrupt the first night's performance! The quintessential British comedy-musical-romance, Stars in Your Eyes is a love letter to the last days of Variety that has lost none of its warmth and heart in the six decades since it was first filmed. With fabulous musical numbers, sparkling comedy routines and tear-jerking romance it showcases a terrific cast of stars of the day, and stars in the making: Pat Kirkwood, Dorothy Squires (in her only big screen appearance), Nat Jackley and Bonar Colleano feature alongside Joan Sims, Jimmy Clitheroe, Freddie Frinton and Vera Day. Directed by Maurice Elvey from a script by Talbot (Carry On) Rothwell, Adelphi Films' classic feature is presented here as a brand-new High Definition restoration from original film elements in its original Camerascope theatrical aspect ratio....


Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson AKA Buffalo Bill and the Indians (Blu by Rick Curzon (9th December 2020)

An all-star cast – including Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Geraldine Chaplin, Joel Grey, Harvey Keitel, and Shelley Duvall – assembles for Robert Altman’s follow-up to his 1975 critical success, Nashville. Swapping the country-and-western scene for Buffalo Bill’s ‘Wild West’ shows of the late nineteenth century, the film is another of Altman’s pitch-perfect satires, offering a sidelong glance at the myths of America....


Soldier's Story (A) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (8th December 2020)

The murder of a black sergeant on a segregated army base in Louisiana in 1944 is investigated by a black soldier and lawyer, revealing deep-seated racism in the Deep South. Adapted from Charles Fuller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (for Adolph Caesar), and Best Adapted Screenplay (by Fuller himself)....


Road Games AKA Roadgames (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (8th December 2020)

Stacy Keach (Fat City) and Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) star in Richard Franklin’s 1981 Australian slasher classic, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Keach plays Quid, an American trucker who, with the help of Curtis’s hitchhiker, tracks down a serial killer active on the long, empty roads of southern Australia. This deluxe, extras-laden edition boasts an all-new 2020 restoration from a 4K scan of the duplicate negative, produced exclusively for this release....


Devil in a Blue Dress (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (7th December 2020)

Carl Franklin confirmed his name as one of the key voices of the nineties neo-noir revival when he followed up the 1991 modern classic One False Move with this 1995 adaptation of Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins novel. Denzel Washington plays Rawlins, a private investigator in post-war Los Angeles who uncovers a web of corruption while on the search for the mistress of a wealthy businessman....


Night Porter (The) AKA Il portiere di notte (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (5th December 2020)

Max (Dirk Bogarde) is a night porter in a Vienna hotel in the 1950's. When beautiful Lucia (Charlotte Rampling) checks in, they recognise each other from a terrible past; Max was an SS officer in a Nazi concentration camp who had abused and tortured the then teenage Lucia, a prisoner. Lucia is traveling with her husband, an orchestra conductor and when he leaves to continue his tour, Lucia stays behind as she and Max find themselves compelled to renew their former, intense, sadomasochistic relationship. Max is a reluctant member of a group of former SS who are ruthlessly covering up their pasts. They soon consider Lucia a threat and urge Max to hand her over. He refuses and hides out with Lucia, while his former comrades enact their threats. This is the story of an obsessive passion, an 'amour-fou' which compels two lovers to be together - despite their lucid awareness of contravening all morality, even their own, and the certainty of their oncoming tragic destiny. This is the newest 4K restoration supervised by the director herself, making this the most definitive version of THE NIGHT PORTER, finally doing justice to the filmmaker s extraordinary vision....


Garment Jungle (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (16th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Lineup (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (16th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


5 Against the House (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (15th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Undercover Man (The) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (14th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Drive a Crooked Road (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (14th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Escape in the Fog (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (13th November 2020)

Six tough, no-nonsense noirs from six of the genre’s toughest, no-nonsense directors: Budd Boetticher’s Escape in the Fog, in which a nurse and a war veteran take on Nazi spies in San Francisco; Joseph H Lewis’ The Undercover Man, inspired by the real-life case against Al Capone; Richard Quine’s Drive a Crooked Road, which finds Mickey Rooney moving away from comedies and musicals to a tougher persona; Phil Karlson’s 5 Against the House, starring Kim Novak as a nightclub singer embroiled in a casino heist; Vincent Sherman’s The Garment Jungle, from which Kiss Me Deadly director Robert Aldrich was famously fired; and Don Siegel’s police procedural The Lineup, based on the radio and television series, and as brutal a film as he ever made. All six films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Undercover Man and Drive a Crooked Road making their world Blu-ray premieres. This stunning collection also boasts a 120-page book, and is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units....


Frank Herbert's Children of Dune AKA Dune Apocalypse (TV) (Blu-ray) by Rick Curzon (13th November 2020)

Based on the epic novels written by Frank Herbert, comes this visually stunning, action-packed sci-fi sequel. James McAvoy, Susan Sarandon, Alice Krige star in the fantastical saga of House Atreides. Destined for greatness, the twins of Paul "Muad'dib" Atreides become embroiled in the political landscape of Arrakis (Dune) and the rest of the universe, resulting in conspiracy, betrayal and murder. (The image at left has a TBC certificate but it's been certified 15 by the BBFC: "There is a scene of strong sex between two characters. Strong violence includes a man having a knife thrown into his neck and another being stabbed in the torso.")...


 


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