Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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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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BR: Death Machine (1994)

BR: Death Machine (1994)

June 24, 2020 | By

Film: Very Good Transfer:  Excellent Extras: n/a Label:  Turbine Medien Region: Region B Released:  2015 Genre:  Science-Fiction / Horror Synopsis: After being promoted as CEO of a highly profitable arms corporation, Hayden Cale finds her rejection of a resident development whiz lethal when he unleashes his personal death machine – all teeth, no love. Special Features:  Director’s Cut […]

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Bandolero! (1968) + 100 Rifles (1969) and au revoir to Twilight Time

Bandolero! (1968) + 100 Rifles (1969) and au revoir to Twilight Time

May 12, 2020 | By

Reviews of two Raquel Welch westerns – BANDOLERO! (1968) + 100 RIFLES (1969), and Twilight Time bids farewell!

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BR: Bandolero! (1968)

BR: Bandolero! (1968)

May 12, 2020 | By

Twilight Time’s stellar Blu-ray features one of the heaviest fact-filled commentary tracks by Cinema Retro’s Lee Pfeiffer, historian Paul Scrabo, and Dean Martin biographer Tony Latino…

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BR: 100 Rifles (1969)

BR: 100 Rifles (1969)

May 12, 2020 | By

This may not be the greatest western produced near the end of the decade, but it’s an important marker of several transition points – of the western being re-embraced by studios…

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