Monthly Archives: May 2007

Xbox Media Center

Back when I was teaching secondary and A Level education I decided to purchase an Xbox as a way to unwind after dealing with not so delightful children. I also had the Xbox modified in order to play backed-up games. Sadly it has not been used and … Continue reading

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This is the Zodiac speaking…

…Well not quite but I did finally get round to seeing Zodiac (2007) last night at the Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse. It seemed to take forever for this film to finally come out. I remember it being announced over two years ago and have eagerl… Continue reading

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New HD-DVD arrivals

Earlier in the week I received my latest order from the ever reliable MovieTyme which consisted of Lost in Translation (2003) and The Frighteners (1996) on HD-DVD. Apparently these films are not officially released until May 29th Stateside but Mov… Continue reading

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The new look

Before anyone asks, no it is no my face in the masthead. It is David Hemmings’ face taken from the final shot of Profondo Rosso (1975), my favourite film and also the inspiration for the name of this blog. I think it looks quite effective. Continue reading

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A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)

Not another British film? Unfortunately yes, still continuing the unintentional British film theme I watched A Room for Romeo Brass (1999) on Saturday night. This is an early film from Midlands director Shane Meadows who directed Dead Man’s Shoes … Continue reading

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Red Road (2006)

Continuing the British film theme, I watched Red Road (2006) on Friday night. I had read numerous positive reviews about this Glasgow set mystery thriller and was eager to see it. Like London to Brighton (2006) it is a film that you do not want to… Continue reading

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Hard Boiled (1992) in HD

Last month I posted that the John Woo film Hard Boiled (1992) was due to be released by the American DVD label Dragon Dynasty later this year. I had read rumours that a possible HD release of this film was being lined up to coincide with the relea… Continue reading

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London to Brighton (2006)

Judging by some of the films I have seen recently the British film industry is alive and well. In addition to Shane Meadows and his fantastic films Dead Man’s Shoes (2005) and This is England (2006) there appears to be another British film maker w… Continue reading

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Torso (1974) Another World Entertainment DVD release

This arrived this morning courtesy of the fine folks at Absurd Online. As I said in an earlier blog post, this is not one of my favourite gialli but it is well shot has some very nice stylistic touches. I … Continue reading

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Corpse Bride (2005) HD-DVD

Whilst not being an ardent supporter of Tim Burton I do enjoy his films. I must have seen the first Batman (1989) at least twenty times, I can recall watching it three times in less than twenty-four hours in a hotel room when I was ten. I have nev… Continue reading

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