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The Darkness - Blu-ray Review

The Darkness - Movie ReviewI have to ask you this.  Do you believe in God?  You’re going to need that faith in order to survive this one, brothers and sisters.  The Darkness is a dull ride through familiar roads with actors and actresses more talented than the trappings of this bland and forgettable  ...

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Psychomania (1973) - Blu-ray Review

Psychomania (1973) - Blu-ray ReviewMotorcycles and gas-gobbling b-grade movies go hand in hand. These are the high-octane flicks that cost little to make, yet remain unforgettable. Slap their images on the larger than life drive-in screen and walk away and producers can count their dollar bills all the way to ...

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The Shallows - Blu-ray Review

The Shallows - Blu-ray ReviewThe Shallows just might be the sleeper hit of the summer.  Straightforward, intense, and with just a hint of symbolism, The Shallows gets the balance right for the summer season and delivers an engaging story of survival.  Of course, whether or not YOU like like the movie ...

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Deluge (1933) - Blu-ray Review

Deluge (1933) - Blu-ray ReviewReleased by RKO Radio Pictures in 1933, director Felix E. Feist’s Deluge, a super-soaker of a destruction film, was long thought lost due to neglect. It was almost as if the film never existed. For the longest time, it seemed that only a ragged Italian print remained of this special  ...

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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011) - Blu-ray Review

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan - blu-ray ReviewThere are few other visual effects artists that I know of who continually inspire filmmakers as significant to the medium than that of special effects guru Ray Harryhausen.  His name alone conjures up images of giants, sword-fighting skeletons, monsters, and, hell, Medusa  ...

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One Million Years B.C. (1966) - Blu-ray Review

One Million Years B.C. - Blu-ray Review and DetailsThe British go prehistoric with this wild adventure.  One Million Years B.C. is a special effects bonanza with a variety of creatures created by the famed Ray Harryhausen himself.  Of course, none of that matters in this film because all eyes are on the amazing special effects  ...

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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) - Blu-ray Review

Everybody Wants Some - Blu-ray ReviewWatching Everybody Wants Some!! is like putting on a pair of your favorite shoes.  Everything fits.  Every inch is perfect; every stitch broke in.  And, damn it, these Chuck Taylors keep you moving AND grooving.  Written and directed by Richard Linklater, his spin on the  ...

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Stake Land 2 (2016) - Blu-ray Review

Stakeland II - Blu-ray ReviewWith stunning landscapes and a healthy dose of gore, Stake Land 2 stands tall right next to its heavily praised first outing.  Not much has changed in the landscape, but the delivery is a bit more charged.  In my review of the first film, I described the Stake Land atmosphere ...

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The X-Files: The Event Series (2016) - Blu-ray Review

The X-Files: The Event Series (2016) - Blu-ray ReviewSomething strange happened on the evening of the 24th of January this year.  People were actually watching Fox again; a lot of people.  When all fast-tracked Nielsen figures were in, the network reported that 13.5 million people, on a Sunday night after extended NFC  ...

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Bloody Moon (1981) - Blu-ray Review

Bloody Moon (1981) - Blu-ray ReviewNipple inpalements, even in a movie, are just too painful to watch.  Bloody Moon is probably director Jesús Franco’s most accessible movie.  I’m not saying it is his best movie, mind you, but – considering the unique weirdness of his vast body of work – it is a relative straight shooter ...

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Director's Cut (1982) - Blu-ray Review

Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Director's Cut - Blu-ray reviewI literally have tears in my eyes as I write this.  The new 4K scan with HDR grading of the director’s cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a thing of beauty.  The space battle sequences inside the Mutara Nebula in this transfer are an absolute delight as the color grading ...

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Wild Beasts (1983) - Blu-ray Review

Wild Beasts (1983) - Blu-ray Review“She’s not crazy, she’s being chased by a cheetah!” And in this way, Italian filmmaker Franco Prosperi brings animal attraction to a whole new level. Having broken free of the mondo documentaries he is partially responsible for, he went feral with his first horror film. Now ...

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Midnight Special (2015) - Movie Review

Midnight SPecial - Blu-ray Review - Blu-ray ReviewWritten and directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud), Midnight Special is a richly dark treat that recalls some of the best moments from the slew of science fiction movies released during the 1980s.  It is ambitious and imaginative, refusing to provide answers while  ...

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The Survivor (1981) - Blu-ray Review

The Survivor (1981) - Blu-ray ReviewThe Survivor has finally made its landing on blu-ray.  Never heard of it, eh?  Honestly, I’m not surprised as it is an interesting experiement in horror that doesn't always do what it needs to do in order to be successful.  British author James Herbert’s novel might have been ...

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Victor Frankenstein (2015) - Blu-ray Review

Victor Frankenstein - Blu-ray ReviewIt seems the go to reason to revisit classic characters, if one is to ask creative folk, is revisiting their stories with a new perspective. Setting aside the realities of modern cinema, it’s with that assertion that I sat down to this, the umpteenth go around, of Mary Shelley’s  ...

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