Monthly Archives: January 2010

Suspiria homage in Hollyoaks?

Unbelievable! Firstly, I should state that I didn’t, nor would I ever, watch it but the first scene of a recent episode of the awful Channel 4 show Hollyoaks features a homage to Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977). The interesting thing is that it ap… Continue reading

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Someone has finally hacked the PS3

News circulated yesterday that Playstation 3 has finally been hacked. It transpires that the mastermind behind this hack is George Hotz, the first person to hack the iPhone. Here’s hoping that it will be possible to install Xbox Media Center for g… Continue reading

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Fan DVD: Nine Guests for a Crime (Ferdinando Baldi, 1977)

I don’t get much time to produce to fan DVDs anymore but I recently completed work on a fan DVD of Ferdinando Baldi’s giallo Nine Guests for a Crime (aka Nove ospiti per un delitto, 1977). The video and audio was taken from the Italian Surf Video … Continue reading

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Linger on, your Pale Blue Eyes

I recently saw Adventureland (Greg Mottola, 2009) and was surprised to see this Velvet Underground song used. It’s a good film but this is an even better song. The lyrics and simply perfect and the lead guitar riff is hauntingly memorable. Here’s … Continue reading

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Ten Anticipated DVD/Blu-Ray Releases of 2010

With the current state of the DVD industry it is hard to predict what will be released in the coming year. What follows is a list of my most anticipated DVD/Blu-Ray releases of 2010. There will no doubt be others added over the year but here are t… Continue reading

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Multi-Region Blu-Ray player for ??49.99 at HMV

According to a poster over at the AV Forums HMV are selling their branded Limit Blu-Ray player for ?49.99, reduced from ?99.99. Before you think that it is cheap electronic tat you might be interested to find that it offers multi-region playback f… Continue reading

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My favourite albums from the past decade

This was a very difficult choice. In no particular order:Beck – Sea Change (2002)Dashboard Confessional – Swiss Army Romance (2000)Death Cab for Cutie – Plans (2005)Doves – The Last Broadcast (2002) Grandaddy – The Sophtware Slump (2008)Glasvegas … Continue reading

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The best DVD releases of 2009

Amsterdamned (Dick Maas, 1988) Nouveaux, UK, DVD.The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento, 1970) Blue Underground, USA, Blu-RayDawn of the Dead (George Romero, 1978) Arrow, UK, Blu-RayFootprints (Luigi Bazzoni, 1975) Shameless, UK, DVDI Va… Continue reading

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More lists…my favourite films from the past decade

Not that I am one for celebrating the turning of the clock but here’s a happy new year to you. What follows is a list of my favourite films from the past decade. There may not be the most aesthetically pleasing films but these are the ones that I … Continue reading

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