Monthly Archives: March 2010

Memorabilia Fair Spring 2010

On Saturday 28 March I went to the Spring 2010 Memorabilia Fair at the LG Arena in Birmingham. This was not just the usual visit, I was there to research a chapter of my PhD thesis on fan conventions and the distribution of fan produced texts. My … Continue reading

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Who would believe it?

Faces of Death on Blu-Ray? We have certainly come a long way. Continue reading

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Recommended Online DVD/Blu-Ray Shops

Who are the best online DVD and Blu-Ray retailers? It is a very good question, one I get asked a lot. Rather than produce a list I recently came across this post a the Empire film forums which does an excellent job of identifying the best online r… Continue reading

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Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) Hong Kong Blu-Ray Release

The Hong Kong label Panorama Distributors have released Pulp Fiction on Blu-Ray. DVDBeaver reports that the release appears to be a port of the French Blu-Ray release but does not have the forced French subtitle track. The picture quality appears … Continue reading

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Red Riding Trilogy Swedish Blu-Ray Release

I was surprised to find that the Red Riding Trilogy (2009) have been released on Blu-Ray in Sweden. The episodes did not get a Blu-Ray release in the UK and it appears doubtful that they will be released on the format in the US. Though I have not … Continue reading

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Hunting the Zodiac Documentary

In past posts I have alluded to my interest (both frivolous and scholarly) in true crime. A 63 minute documentary on the amateur sleuths who are attempting to solve the infamous Zodiac killings has been made available online. Hunting the Zodiac, d… Continue reading

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Dark Shadows

I despise soap operas. Though a fascination for many Brits, I find them to be highly stereotypical, poorly written and acted and brain numbingly dire. But there is one soap opera that I hold in high regard. It premiered in America on July 27 1966,… Continue reading

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Dark Night of the Scarecrow coming to US DVD

It looks to be official, the cult horror film The Dark Night of the Scarecrow (Frank De Felitta, 1981) will be released on US DVD by VCI in time for Halloween. Announced early last year as both a Blu-Ray and DVD release by Image who were then on t… Continue reading

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RIP Peter Graves

Peter Graves dies at age 83. Continue reading

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American: The Bill Hicks Story

I am surprised that I had not heard of this earlier. A documentary film about the late, great comedian Bill Hicks has been made and will be released this summer. Without a doubt the greatest comedian to ever live, this film documents the life of B… Continue reading

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