Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

rss feed

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 […]

Read More

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!

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

The Lost One: Peter Lorre’s Der Verlorene (1951)

The Lost One: Peter Lorre’s Der Verlorene (1951)

May 4, 2020 | By

Review of Peter Lorre’s lone film as director – the grim & gripping DER VERLORENE / THE LOST ONE (1951), from Germany’s Arthaus.

Read More

DVD: Verlorene, Der / The Lost One (1951)

DVD: Verlorene, Der / The Lost One (1951)

May 4, 2020 | By

A thinner Peter Lorre is Dr. Karl Rothe, rechristened Dr. Neumeister, administering routine prescriptions and treatments to war refugees in a daily grind that’s neither pressing nor interesting…

Read More

DVD: Deathmaker, The / Totmacher, Der (1995)

DVD: Deathmaker, The / Totmacher, Der (1995)

May 4, 2020 | By

Adapted from the actual psychiatric examination records of Germany’s infamous serial killer of prostitute boys, this is one of the finest dramatizations of a shrink extracting information…

Read More

Podcast: Jason Pichonsky on Restoring Julian Roffman’s THE BLOODY BROOD (1959) + PHOBIA (1980)

Podcast: Jason Pichonsky on Restoring Julian Roffman’s THE BLOODY BROOD (1959) + PHOBIA (1980)

April 25, 2020 | By

Alongside a podcast with CanCon film historian Jason Pichonsky are revised reviews of Julian Roffman’s THE BLOODY BROOD (1959) + John Huston’s PHOBIA (1980), both from KINO Lorber / Unobstructed View.

Read More

‘You go in pieces, a**hole!’

‘You go in pieces, a**hole!’

April 3, 2020 | By

Review of Craig Baxley’s combustible cult classic I COME IN PEACE / aka DARK ANGEL (1990) on Blu from Scream Factory.

Read More

BR: Dark Angel / I Come in Peace (1990)

BR: Dark Angel / I Come in Peace (1990)

April 3, 2020 | By

Craig Baxley’s expertise in delivering action was one reason he was hired, but his brilliant knack for extracting production value from the…

Read More