Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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Welcome to The Pit: GREYHOUND (2020) + U-BOATS: THE WOLFPACK and B-17: THE FLYING FORTRESS (1987)

Welcome to The Pit: GREYHOUND (2020) + U-BOATS: THE WOLFPACK and B-17: THE FLYING FORTRESS (1987)

September 11, 2020 | By

Two sides of a vicious WWII sea battle: GREYHOUND (2020) from Apple TV+ / Sony + U-BOATS: THE WOLFPACK and B-17: THE FLYING FORTRESS (1987) on DVD from BSX Entertainment

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DVD: U-Boats: The Wolfpack / B-17: The Flying Fortress (1987)

DVD: U-Boats: The Wolfpack / B-17: The Flying Fortress (1987)

September 11, 2020 | By

Very little is known about this (presumably) four-part documentary series produced by Midwich Entertainment over (presumably) 2 years, narrated by character actor and serious voice extraordinaire Edward Mulhare…

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Digital: Greyhound (2020)

Digital: Greyhound (2020)

September 11, 2020 | By

Originally produced by Sony Pictures and slated for a June 2020 theatrical release, Greyhound’s big screen debut was stymied when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and although Apple TV swung in to the rescue…

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(Very Minor) Brilliance on a Budget: X-312 FLIGHT TO HELL (1970)

(Very Minor) Brilliance on a Budget: X-312 FLIGHT TO HELL (1970)

August 25, 2020 | By

Jess Franco delivers decent action and enjoyable nonsense in the plane crash thriller X-312: FLIGHT TO HELL (1970) from Image.

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DVD: X-312 Flight to Hell / X312 – Flug zur Hölle (1971)

DVD: X-312 Flight to Hell / X312 – Flug zur Hölle (1971)

August 25, 2020 | By

Jess Franco’s story featuring non-stop double-crossing characters is largely sound, if not ambitious…

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In Memoriam: Ennio Morricone

In Memoriam: Ennio Morricone

July 6, 2020 | By

Tribute to one of the greatest film composers, Italy’s Ennio Morricone, who passed away at 91.

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Jess Franco’s Polar Erotica: CRIES OF PLEASURE (1983) + NIGHT OF OPEN SEX (1983)

Jess Franco’s Polar Erotica: CRIES OF PLEASURE (1983) + NIGHT OF OPEN SEX (1983)

July 5, 2020 | By

Severin’s mining of the Jess Franco-Golden Films Internacional S.A. Productions catalogue continues with two polar gems from 1983, CRIES OF PLEASURE + NIGHT OF OPEN SEX, both on beautiful bodacious Blu.

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BR: Cries of Pleasure / Gemidos de placer (1983)

BR: Cries of Pleasure / Gemidos de placer (1983)

July 5, 2020 | By

Cries of Pleasure / Gemidos de placer (1983) focuses on a Libertine’s new girlfriend who soon meets his wife, newly released from – where else – an asylum, but Cries is credited as…

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BR: Night of Open Sex / La noche de los sexos abiertos (1983)

BR: Night of Open Sex / La noche de los sexos abiertos (1983)

July 4, 2020 | By

That interplay between calm and vulgar could be the film’s most consistent element: for some easy cash, Moira (Lina Romay) is asked by a client to help him extract truth from Tina Klaus…

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Making a Toothy Debut with Death Machine (1994)

Making a Toothy Debut with Death Machine (1994)

June 24, 2020 | By

Before BLADE (1998) came DEATH MACHINE (1994), Stephen Norrington’s directorial debut…

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