Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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Technicolored Mature, Hayworth, & Landis in My Gal Sal (1942)

Technicolored Mature, Hayworth, & Landis in My Gal Sal (1942)

July 10, 2018 | By

My Gal Sal (1942) starring Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, and Carole Landis debuts on Twilight Time Blu.

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BR: My Gal Sal (1942)

BR: My Gal Sal (1942)

July 10, 2018 | By

In this highly sanitized musical biography of musician-composer Paul Dresser, Victor Mature follows the young teen’s life as musician to itinerant performer with a medicine vending troupe, and later & greater success in New York City after enjoying a series of hit songs in popular musicals…

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Fulci, Mattei, Fragasso, Drudi, and the Grisly Coctail that is Zombie 3 and Zombie 4: After Death

Fulci, Mattei, Fragasso, Drudi, and the Grisly Coctail that is Zombie 3 and Zombie 4: After Death

July 9, 2018 | By

Gory franchise entries Zombie 3 (1988) and Zombie 4: After Dark (1989) make their debut in swell Blu-ray special editions from Severin.

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BR: Zombie 3 (1988)

BR: Zombie 3 (1988)

July 9, 2018 | By

When he directed Zombie (1979), Lucio Fulci was in top form, balancing the lush colours of tropical locations with finely detailed makeup that enabled assorted dead to emerge from the ground, eating whomever was dumb enough to get in their way…

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BR: Zombie 4: After Death / After Death / Oltra la morte (1989)

BR: Zombie 4: After Death / After Death / Oltra la morte (1989)

July 9, 2018 | By

Not unlike the Demons series, the Zombie franchise consists of an original and a true sequel, and several unrelated films, rebranded by producers for extra recognition and push on video rental shelves. Zombie 4 repeats several scenes from George Romero’s…

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Two Troubled Teens: Blue Denim (1959)

Two Troubled Teens: Blue Denim (1959)

June 22, 2018 | By

Blue Denim (1959), the earnest, cautionary tale of unwanted pregnancy among teens finally gets a proper release on Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: Blue Denim (1959)

BR: Blue Denim (1959)

June 22, 2018 | By

You could argue that when Fox chose to adapt James Leo Herlihy and Willam Noble’s eponymous play a year after its 1958 Broadway run under the stage direction of wonderboy Joshua Logan (Picnic), it was an attempt to transcend the wave of sordid, exploitive teen-centric dramas which packed upbeat music, titillating behaviour…

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Viva Amiga’s Zach Weddington (and a bit of gear talk)

Viva Amiga’s Zach Weddington (and a bit of gear talk)

June 14, 2018 | By

Podcast interview with Zach Weddington on Viva Amiga, his affectionate documentary on the pioneering multimedia computer (plus a bit of gear talk).

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Bruno Mattei’s Rip-Off Trilogy, Part I: Shocking Dark (1989)

Bruno Mattei’s Rip-Off Trilogy, Part I: Shocking Dark (1989)

June 13, 2018 | By

Part 1 of Bruno Mattei’s Rip-Off Trilogy begins with Shocking Dark / Terminator 2 (1989), new on Blu from Severin Films.

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BR: Shocking Dark / Terminator 2 / Terminator 2: Shocking Dark (1989)

BR: Shocking Dark / Terminator 2 / Terminator 2: Shocking Dark (1989)

June 13, 2018 | By

As Shocking Dark’s screenwriters testify with amusing reticence in Severin’s newly recorded interview, the film was borne out of the producer’s request to make an Aliens knock-off, and be as close to James Cameron’s 1986 original plus integrate a bit of The Terminator (1984)…

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