Monthly Archives: September 2007

Halloween comes early

I cannot remember the first time I watched John Carpenter’s Halloween (1979), in fact I have lost count how many times I have watched this film. Obviously it is compulsory viewing on October 31st but, for me, it still holds up well after countless… Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to me

I celebrated my 27th birthday on Monday 24th September. I usually find such occasions to be nothing more than just another day as they tend to take on another meaning once you get to a certain age. But this birthday was quite special as Brian Wils… Continue reading

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Californication

No, not the Red Hot Chilli Peppers album of the same name but the new David Duchovny television show currently airing on Showtime in the US. Entourage has now finished and will not be on again until next June, season four of Rescue Me was awful an… Continue reading

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A few words about Unforgiven (1992)

I came quite late to the Western, two years ago in fact. Being a fan of Italian cult-cinema I decided that I should make an effort to see Sergio Leone’s classic Spaghetti Westerns starring Clint Eastwood. I loved them, the way they were shot, the … Continue reading

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Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-Ray player

Though I have been using Blu-Ray for well over a year I have not been too impressed with the majority of discs I have seen on the format. I have been playing back Blu-Ray discs on my Sony AR11S laptop with varying degrees of success and been gener… Continue reading

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Dutch Filmworks join the HD party

Some exciting news for the cult film fan. Dutch Filmworks have announced that they will support both HD formats and will be releasing the following titles come 13th November: Reservoir Dogs (1992), Flyboys (2006), Running Scared (2006), Saw III (2… Continue reading

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Warner considering HD-DVD deal?

According to TV Predictions an article in the Los Angeles Times reports that Warner are “mulling over” an offer from the HD-DVD camp to support HD-DVD exclusively. So will Warner follow in the footsteps of Paramount and Dreamworks? Even though rec… Continue reading

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A few words about Sorcerer (1977)

Continuing my coverage on the films of William Friedkin I got round to watching Sorcerer (1974) last night. The Sorcerer was Friedkin’s first film after the huge international success, and do not forget controversy, of the The Exorcist (1973). App… Continue reading

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A third HD home video format?

Do all good things come in threes? The TV Shows on DVD blog are reporting that a third HD home video format was unveiled at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association in Denver this week. This format is called HD-VMD and is from a UK … Continue reading

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Adjusting to reality

I have been back for a few days now after spending the better part of last week in Beer, Devon. It constantly amazes how slow life is down there compared to the hustle and bustle of the city here in Birmingham. There really is no better place to r… Continue reading

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