Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Vaccines – Wreckin’ Bar (ra ra ra)

These days, it is very rare that I listen to ‘new’ music. One of the good things about the BBC’s annual coverage of Glastonbury is that it can bring to your attention bands that you have not yet heard of. During Friday’s coverage I heard a song ca… Continue reading

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Xfm 25: The Smiths – The Queen is Dead

Yesterday was the last Sunday of the month and that can only mean one thing: a new episode of 25 on Xfm. This episode, already the sixth of the series, looks at The Smiths album The Queen is Dead. Being a big fan of The Smiths, this has been a lab… Continue reading

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Get Him to the Greek (Nicholas Stoller, 2010)

I cannot say that I am fond of Russell Brand particularly but I still enjoyed this film. This track, taken from the film, absolutely cracked me up: Continue reading

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Amer (H??l??ne Cattet and Bruno Forzani, 2009)

Labelled as a homage to the giallo, I have been wanting watch Amer for a while now just to see what all the fuss is about. Continue reading

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent, 1974)

This was first order from the US site Blu-Rays for Everyone. This has been released as a Best Buy exclusive which means that it is very difficult for those outside of the US to order a copy. Thankfully, Blu-Rays for Everyone has all of the US supe… Continue reading

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Witchfinder General (Michael Reeves, 1968)

Now that is what I call cover art. I didn’t really enjoy this when I first viewed it several years ago. But after hearing good things about this Blu-Ray disc I am eager to give it another chance. I am also looking forward to hearing the Ben Hallig… Continue reading

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All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)

I had been put off from buying the US release of this classic thriller because of its ridiculously high price tag and its impractical digibook packaging. Then earlier this week I found that it had been released on Blu-Ray Germany at a cheaper pric… Continue reading

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Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)

The MGM DVD release has long deserved an upgrade and at long last here it is on Blu-Ray courtesy of the American label Criterion. My copy arrived today courtesy of Planet Axel. Unfortunately, the top of the case is very badly damaged. An email to … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray: The Exterminator (James Glickenhaus, 1980)

I think this was announced earlier this year (or maybe late last year?) but Blu-Ray.com have just posted the news that Synapse Films will be releasing one of the quintessential revenge films The Exterminator on Blu-Ray in the near future. I cannot… Continue reading

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The Cat o’ Nine Tails (Dario Argento, 1971)

There have been a few reviewers online who have slated this disc, believing that Blue Underground have added added artificial grain to the picture. Not being one to fuss over such trivial matters, I am eager to see how this release improves upon t… Continue reading

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