Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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The Death of a Bully: Blockbuster Canada

The Death of a Bully: Blockbuster Canada

March 22, 2021 | By

Review of Taylor Morden’s THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER (2020) from Passion River on Blu + seeing the behemoth wither, self-flagellate, and die from the Canadian side.

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BR: Last Blockbuster, The (2020)

BR: Last Blockbuster, The (2020)

March 22, 2021 | By

There’s a tall tale in how a video rental chain that peaked in 2004 with over 9,000 locations and 84,000 staffers globally now exists as one store in Bend, Oregon, run by a family and loyal staffers…

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Rebel Without Much of a Plot: Laserblast (1978)

Rebel Without Much of a Plot: Laserblast (1978)

February 26, 2021 | By

Review of LASERBLAST (1978), Charles Band’s eccentric sci-fi production, starring Kim Milford, Cheryl Smith, and a powerful alien pineapple!

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DVD: Laserblast (1978)

DVD: Laserblast (1978)

February 26, 2021 | By

The production of Laserblast in 1978 seems to be the net result of good timing which enabled a slight idea to quickly blossom into a full-fledged movie, but with a tight budget and a semi-coherent script…

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Alain Jessua’s Shock Treatment (1973)

Alain Jessua’s Shock Treatment (1973)

February 17, 2021 | By

Review of Severin’s lovely Blu-ray of Alain Jessua’s SHOCK TREATMENT / TRAITEMENT DE CHOC (1973), starring Alain Delon and Annie Girardot.

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BR: Shock Treatment / Traitement de choc (1973)

BR: Shock Treatment / Traitement de choc (1973)

February 17, 2021 | By

It’s a little challenging to define Alain Jessua’s odd little thriller, which is neither a full horror film nor blatant satire of chi-chi health clinics…

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The Day Time Ended, 40 Years Ago

The Day Time Ended, 40 Years Ago

January 16, 2021 | By

THE DAY TIME ENDED (1979) gets its due on DVD and Blu in Full Moon’s 40th Anniversary Edition, all widescreen and in stereo surround!

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DVD: Day Time Ended, The (1979)

DVD: Day Time Ended, The (1979)

January 16, 2021 | By

Although a fair share of the images within the original movie poster do appear within The Day Time Ended, this clumsily designed sci-fi is…

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Questi Laid a Fragrant Egg + Buh-Bye, 2020

Questi Laid a Fragrant Egg + Buh-Bye, 2020

December 30, 2020 | By

Review of Cult Epics’ fancy new Blu of Giulio Questi’s DEATH LAID AN EGG / LA MORTE HA FATTO L’UOVO (1968) + Squaring 2020 Where It Huts.

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BR: Death Laid an Egg / La morte ha fatto l’uovo / Plucked (1968)

BR: Death Laid an Egg / La morte ha fatto l’uovo / Plucked (1968)

December 30, 2020 | By

Giulio Questi’s Death Laid an Egg will probably rank as the strangest giallo ever produced, if not a leading example of Cinema Bizarre…

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