Tag: Roger Corman

Blood Bath (1966) + Bell Canada’s Appalling Customer Service

Blood Bath (1966) + Bell Canada’s Appalling Customer Service

September 13, 2016 | By

Review of Arrow Video’s superb set of Blood Bath (1966) + a sharp critique of the ongoing debacle with Bell Canada with no end in sight.

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Roger Corman meets Fox: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967)

Roger Corman meets Fox: The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967)

October 24, 2015 | By

Review of Roger Corman’s rare studio picture, the outstanding true crime thriller The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967), new on swanky Blu from Twilight Time.

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BR: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, The (1967)

BR: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, The (1967)

October 24, 2015 | By

By 1967, Roger Corman was at a crossroads in his long and soon-to-be even more ridiculously prolific career, having grown tired of cranking out formula pictures for American International Pictures, his home for roughly a decade, where he directed & produced a flurry of bug-eyed monster movies, Edgar Allan Poe shockers, and later biker and counter-culture films…

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DVD: Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In Movie (2013)

DVD: Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In Movie (2013)

April 9, 2015 | By

April Wright’s feature-length documentary began around 2006 when the writer / director / producer became fascinated by large abandoned fields beholding huge screens or disintegrating neon signs which harkened back to the heyday of a uniquely American invention, the drive-in cinema…

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Film: Piranha 3D (2010)

Film: Piranha 3D (2010)

September 5, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / P to R . Film: Very Good / DVD Transfer: n/a/ DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Horror / Exploitation Synopsis: An earthquake releases prehistoric piranha, and totally ruins spring break. Special Features: n/a . . Review: *Contains some spoilers* With the exception of […]

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CD: Little Shop of Horrors, The (1960)

CD: Little Shop of Horrors, The (1960)

August 7, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / J to L . Rating: Excellent Label: Kritzerland Records / Released: April 27, 2010 Tracks & Album Length: 16 tracks / (33:59) . Special Notes: 8-page booklet with liner notes by producer Bruce Kimmel / Limited to 1000 copies.. . Composer: Fred Katz . . Review: Best known today as one […]

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Mini Moguls + Tangerine Dream’s Legend

Mini Moguls + Tangerine Dream’s Legend

July 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Editor’s Blog, plus reviews of Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel and The Aggression Scale (Anchor Bay) & Lockout (Alliance / Sony) + CD review of BSX’s new Legend CD.

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BR: Corman’s World – Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

BR: Corman’s World – Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

July 16, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews /C . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Good Label: Anchor Bay/ Region: A / Released: March 27, 2012 Genre: Documentary / Film History Synopsis: Brisk overview of producer-director & indie filmmaking pioneer Roger Corman, ‘King of the B’s.’ Special Features: Extended & Deleted Interviews / Special […]

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Festivals-a-Go-Go — Cold War Sci-Fi on the Big Screen

Festivals-a-Go-Go — Cold War Sci-Fi on the Big Screen

January 20, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

This week the TIFF Bell Lightbox launches its 2-month series Attack the Bloc: Cold War Science Fiction from Behind the Iron Curtain, and I’ve added a list of what’s screening, what’s on DVD, and why these films matter.

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BR: Dinoshark (2009)

BR: Dinoshark (2009)

May 31, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / B . Film: Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Anchor Bay/ Region: A / Released: April 26, 2011 Genre: Science-Fiction / Roger Corman / B-movie Synopsis: A fisherman and synchronized swimming instructor must stop an ancient dinoshark from mawling up the Puerto Vallarta coastline. Special […]

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