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Almost Human (Umberto Lenzi, 1974)

Initially I was loathe to purchase this classic poliziottesco film on DVD for a third time but I am a sucker for limited edition packaging. It is pleasing to hear that this limited edition lenticular cover release by Shameless has already had its … Continue reading

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Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (Romano Scavolini, 1981)

It seems an age since Code Red announced that they would be releasing this former video nasty on DVD. It is also hard to believe that the UK distributor of the original VHS release of this film was imprisoned for 18 months. Code Red’s release appe… Continue reading

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Revenge of the Ninja (Sam Firstenberg, 1983)

I first encountered Revenge of the Ninja at Olympia Video in Kings Heath, Birmingham during the mid to late 1980s. Being an impressionable young movie fan, the cover art of the Guild VHS tape, which incidentally has been used for the Optimum DVD r… Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live: Season Four

And finally my collection of the early years of Saturday Night Live on DVD is complete. Continue reading

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Death Laid an Egg (aka La Morte ha Fatto l’Uovo, Giulio Questi, 1968)

Giulio Questi’s surreal giallo has been recently released on DVD in Italy. The good news is that it improves upon the Japanese DVD release by presenting the film in 16×9 enhanced widescreen. The picture quality is decent, not remastered but appear… Continue reading

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Machete Maidens Unleashed (Mark Hartley, 2010)

Okay, so it isn’t as good as Hartley’s previous documentary on Ozploitation, Not Quite Hollywood (2008) but this is still a fascinating interrogation into the economics of B Movie making. This DVD was released last week in Australia and contains e… Continue reading

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Saturday Night Live Seasons 3 and 5

I recently took advantage of SecondSpin’s 20% off, plus free shipping sale to order these box sets from the States. I now only need the season four set to complete my collection of the early Saturday Night Live DVDs. I love the early sketches. See… Continue reading

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Levon Helm – Ramble at the Ryman

I would give anything to go to Woodstock, New York and see a live Levon Helm Ramble. Helm is a true icon of popular music. Formerly of The Band, one of the most talented and greatest musical bands of all time, Helm is a survivor of heroin addictio… Continue reading

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Doug Stanhope – Live at Oslo

For me, Doug Stanhope is the funniest stand-up comedian in the world. Forget the zero talent hack Michael McIntyre and his menial observational humour, this is what comedy should be: edgy, confrontational and meaningful. Stanhope is regarded by ma… Continue reading

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Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Paul Justman, 2002)

When I teach Adorno’s ‘On Popular Music’ I always use Motown as a case study primarily because Motown music continues to resonate with all age groups. Like the people quizzed in the documentary, I also ask students who played on these timeless rec… Continue reading

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