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Drums Along the Mohawk on Blu

Drums Along the Mohawk on Blu

November 16, 2013 | By

Just uploaded is a review of Twilight Time’s new Blu-ray edition of Drums Along the Mohawk (1939), which includes Nick Redman’s info-packed documentary Becoming John Ford (2007).

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BR: Corruption (1968)

BR: Corruption (1968)

November 4, 2013 | By

Film: Excellent BR Transfer: Near-Perfect BR Extras: Perfect Label: Grindhouse Releasing / Region: A, B, C Released: October 8, 2013 Genre: Horror Synopsis: A surgeon requires fresh pituitary glands to maintain the beauty of his exceptionally demanding fiancee. Special Features: Audio Commentary with English Gothic author Jonathan Rigby and Peter Cushing biographer David Miller / […]

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CanCon 101: Our Man Flint, Lo-Fi style

CanCon 101: Our Man Flint, Lo-Fi style

October 30, 2013 | By

The latest installment of CanCon 101, a periodic series showcasing Canada’s less-than-illustrious cinema, is Our Man Flint: Dead on Target, a rather inept attempt to transform the eponymous super-spy in Fox’ two Films Our Man Flint (1966) and In Like Flint (1967) into a weekly hero.

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Alamo Bay Makes It to Blu-Ray

Alamo Bay Makes It to Blu-Ray

October 28, 2013 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s new Blu-ray edition of Louis Malle’s Alamo Bay, starring Amy Madigan, Ed Harris and rampant facial hair, plus a teasing update on my arty-farty video store doc, BSV 1172.

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Goblin at The Opera House: Recap & EP vinyl Review

Goblin at The Opera House: Recap & EP vinyl Review

October 19, 2013 | By

Editor’s Blog on Goblin’s first-ever performance in Toronto at The Opera House last week, plus a review of Death Waltz’ limited 12″ EP platter featuring four cuts performed by New Goblin members Maurizio Guarini, Massimo Morante, Claudio Simonetti, and new members Titta Tani and Bruno Previtali.

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Still a Sexy Beast

Still a Sexy Beast

October 13, 2013 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s sparkling Blu-ray edition of Sexy Beast – still an engrossing study of bullying after 13 years – plus the label’s latest announcement of titles for 2014.

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Black Glove Ballads: The Art of the Italian Giallo Soundtrack 2.0

Black Glove Ballads: The Art of the Italian Giallo Soundtrack 2.0

October 8, 2013 | By

Quick links to some reviews of Mario Bava giallo films in the KQEK.com archives, plus a link to my Top 5 Giallo Films at BlogTO!

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Space Flights, Acts of Self-Sacrifice, and Strange Sonics

Space Flights, Acts of Self-Sacrifice, and Strange Sonics

October 2, 2013 | By

Fresh reviews of space exploration media in the form of Steven Price’s score for Gravity (Water Tower Music) and Sebastian Cordero’s ambitious found footage sci-fi documentary, Europa Report (Magnolia), plus links to actual space sounds!

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John Carpenter’s Christine on Blu-ray

John Carpenter’s Christine on Blu-ray

September 13, 2013 | By

Review of John Carpenter’s Christine (1983), released on Blu by Twilight Time, plus recollections of The Thing, which recently screened at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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Jessie Matthews ‘Climbs High’

Jessie Matthews ‘Climbs High’

September 5, 2013 | By

Reviews of two films starring Jessie Matthews, a huge star in Britain during the 1930s: Climbing High (1938), a British take on the American screwball comedy directed by Carol Reed (!) released on DVD by VCI, and the forgotten gem Firday the Thirteenth (1933), available from Archive.org.

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