Monthly Archives: December 2007

2007 – The year in review (part one)

What a year this has been with many ups and downs. In order to round up 2007 I thought that I would review the things that I enjoyed, and not enjoyed, over the course of the year. Before I go any further I suppose I should mention that this blog h… Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Yesterday, I went to a special screening of Frank Capra???s seminal Christmas movie It???s a Wonderful Life (1946) at the Midlands ArtCenter in Birmingham. Despite its high status this is a film I have never got round to seeing and, after all, what co… Continue reading

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Fan Composite #4: The Etruscan Kills Again (1972)

Next up on my list of fan composites will be either a fan sub of the Czech DVD of Anima Persa (1977) or a fan dub of the Italian DVD of Sergio Martino’s The Scorpion with Two Tails (1982). I might also be working a complete composite of one of my … Continue reading

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The ‘snuff’ film

Along with two of my colleagues from Birmingham City University I am an editor of an upcoming textbook called This is Media Studies which should finally released in 2009. Earlier in the week I produced a short piece on the snuff film for a colleag… Continue reading

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Christmas has come early

This picture was taken from the forum on the German DVD etailer D&T’s website. Pictured is the new DVD release of Dario Argento’s rarely seen gialli Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971) on the German label Retro. Whilst this release is a bootleg it lo… Continue reading

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Fan composite #3: Crimes of the Black Cat (1972)

My next composite will be of Armando Crispino’s The Ertruscan Kills Again (1972). It was previously released on a grey market DVD by Eurovista and, like the Dagored release of Crimes of the Black Cat, is of very poor quality. The film was released… Continue reading

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