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Almost Human (Umberto Lenzi, 1974)

Initially I was loathe to purchase this classic poliziottesco film on DVD for a third time but I am a sucker for limited edition packaging. It is pleasing to hear that this limited edition lenticular cover release by Shameless has already had its … Continue reading

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Went the Day Well? (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1942)

There have been some surprising Blu-Ray releases this year and this World War 2 propaganda film is most certainly one of them. The cover is beautiful and the HD picture quality is stellar. Continue reading

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Obsession (Brian DePalma, 1976)

2011 appears to be year of Brian DePalma. So far we have had an superlative Criterion Blu-Ray release of my favourite DePalma film Blow Out, this release of Obsession and scheduled for later this year is a US Blu-Ray of Dressed to Kill. Continue reading

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Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (Romano Scavolini, 1981)

It seems an age since Code Red announced that they would be releasing this former video nasty on DVD. It is also hard to believe that the UK distributor of the original VHS release of this film was imprisoned for 18 months. Code Red’s release appe… Continue reading

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Daniel Alfredson, 2009)

Loved The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I am eager to see the second film in the series. Continue reading

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The Town (Ben Affleck, 2010)

I couldn’t help but think that this was Ben Affleck’s ode to Michael Mann’s Heat (1995). Still, this is an entertaining, well made heist film. Continue reading

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright, 2010)

Destined to become a cult classic. I had a big smile on my face while watching this for the first time. Good fun. Continue reading

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Shutter Island (Martin Scorcese, 2010)

Courtesy of Blockbuster’s ‘3 for ?15’ sale. Yes, the following four purchases are either pre-owned or ex-rental but are in very good condition.Though it was overlong I did enjoy Shutter Island and loved the cinematography. Continue reading

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Tenebrae (Dario Argento, 1980)

After seeing screenshots from this disc compared to the the French Blu-Ray release I was considering not purchasing it. The French release appears to offer a higher level of definition (pun intended) but is very expensive. Also, some viewers have … Continue reading

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Don’t Look Now (Nicholas Roeg, 1973)

All home video releases of this classic horror film have suffered from poor audio. However, this Optimum Blu-Ray release has had Nicholas Roeg’s involvement and if the online reviews are correct this should be the best way to experience the film yet. Continue reading

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