Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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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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Sharksploitation: Oh, the Cruel Jaws of Death

Sharksploitation: Oh, the Cruel Jaws of Death

November 10, 2020 | By

Reviews of Severin’s neon-bright Blu-ray edition of Bruno Mattei’s ridiculous CRUEL JAWS / JAWS 5 (1995) + William Grefé’s peculiar & underrated MAKO: THE JAWS OF DEATH (1976) on Retro Media DVD.

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BR: Cruel Jaws / Jaws 5 (1995)

BR: Cruel Jaws / Jaws 5 (1995)

November 10, 2020 | By

After producing and directing a slew of sexploitation, exploitation, and assorted rip-off films since 1970, by 1995 one can argue Bruno Mattei’s reign as Italy’s Ed Wood, Jr. was coming to a close…

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DVD: Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

DVD: Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

November 10, 2020 | By

Known for playing supporting tough guys in a diversity of genres in film & TV, outrageously prolific Richard Jaeckel had a rare opportunity to stretch himself in a leading role…

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Al Adamson: Auteur, Schlockmeister, and Indie Film Pioneer

Al Adamson: Auteur, Schlockmeister, and Indie Film Pioneer

October 12, 2020 | By

Severin’s superb doc BLOOD & FLESH – THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON (2019) is reviewed, alongside the delightful bonus feature THE FEMALE BUNCH (1971)

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BR: Blood & Flesh – The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019)

BR: Blood & Flesh – The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019)

October 12, 2020 | By

Al Adamson was cut from the same cloth as Roger Corman, a filmmaker making whatever was in vogue at the drive-in, but he one-upped Corman…

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BR: Female Bunch, The (1971)

BR: Female Bunch, The (1971)

October 12, 2020 | By

The strange aspect of Adamson’s part western, sort of girl bikers on horseback, and revenge drama, is that is actually works – especially when there are needless diversions…

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