Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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The Jack the Ripper flick that almost got away…

The Jack the Ripper flick that almost got away…

April 21, 2019 | By

Review of Severin’s packed Blu-ray of JACK THE RIPPER, the shockingly good 1959 version, rescued from oblivion.

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BR: Jack the Ripper (1959)

BR: Jack the Ripper (1959)

April 21, 2019 | By

Jack the Ripper was arguably the first ‘star’ serial killer, and the public’s interest in gory details proves how little human nature has changed in the past 31 years…

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ArtScopeTO 08: Interview with Photographer Lori Ryerson

ArtScopeTO 08: Interview with Photographer Lori Ryerson

April 8, 2019 | By

The latest ArtScopeTO podcast features a chat with photographer Lori Ryerson, whose series OFF THE BEATEN PATH can be seen at Toronto’s Urban Gallery until Sat. April 27, 2019.

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Podcast Interview with Saint Judy Composer James T. Sale

Podcast Interview with Saint Judy Composer James T. Sale

April 1, 2019 | By

In a new podcast, composer James T. Sale discusses his music for Sean Hanish’s prescient bio-drama, SAINT JUDY (2018).

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Pim & Wim’s Blue Movie (1971)

Pim & Wim’s Blue Movie (1971)

March 20, 2019 | By

Thoughts on sex & architecture & a review of Wim Verstappen & Pim de la Parra’s BLUE MOVIE (1971), new on Blu from Cult Epics.

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BR: Blue Movie / Session in Amsterdam (1971)

BR: Blue Movie / Session in Amsterdam (1971)

March 20, 2019 | By

The frankness within Blue Movie is quite astonishing – full frontal male & female naughty bits, with active handling & touching on camera, as filmed by a young Jan de Bont…

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Death in Splendid Isolation: Lighthouse Mysteries

Death in Splendid Isolation: Lighthouse Mysteries

March 13, 2019 | By

The lure of the lighthouse proved fatal for some in THE VANISHING (2018) on Blu from Lionsgate + THE PHANTOM LIGHT (1935) on DVD from MPI.

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DVD: Phantom Light, The (1935)

DVD: Phantom Light, The (1935)

March 12, 2019 | By

In 1935, Michael Powell directed 7 films, and The Phantom Light (1935) is among the few of his early quota work to make it to DVD. For North Americans familiar with his more daring artistic experiments with Emeric Pressburger (such as The Red Shoes, or Black Narcissus)…

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BR: Vanishing, The  / Keepers (2018)

BR: Vanishing, The / Keepers (2018)

March 8, 2019 | By

Based on the still-unsolved Flannan Isle Mystery in which three lighthouse keepers vanished from an isolated isle without a trace in 1900, Joe Bone and Celyn Jones’ script unravels like a classic thriller in which isolation + greed drives men mad…

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France Nuyen, Part 1: Satan Never Sleeps (1962) + Man in the Middle (1964)

France Nuyen, Part 1: Satan Never Sleeps (1962) + Man in the Middle (1964)

March 8, 2019 | By

Former Fox starlet France Nuyen is showcased in reviews of SATAN NEVER SLEEPS (1962) on Twilight Blu + MAN IN THE MIDDLE (1964) on Fox DVD.

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