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A Video Nasty: House on Straw Hill (1976), plus some Elio Petri & Joseph Losey

A Video Nasty: House on Straw Hill (1976), plus some Elio Petri & Joseph Losey

January 27, 2014 | By

Lengthy review of a vintage Video Nasty, House on Straw Hill / aka Exposé (1976) from Severin on Blu-ray, plus a related review of Elio Petri’s amazing psychological thriller A Quiet Place in the Country / Un tranquillo posto di campagna (1968), and from the KQEK.com archives, Joseph Losey’s Eva / aka Eve (1962) from KINO.

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Sinbad on Blu – Double-Time!

Sinbad on Blu – Double-Time!

January 23, 2014 | By

Today’s offering are two Ray Harryhausen treats on Blu from Twilight Time: The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1972) and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), plus details of the next imminent wave of reviews.

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Video Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

Video Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

January 11, 2014 | By

The Editor’s Blog goes in-depth with much personal blather about Josh Johnson’s new documentary on VHS collecting, Rewind This! (MPI). In addition to a review of the doc, there’s a review Charlie Sheen’s No Man’s Land as watched on Betamax, a short-short film on “The Magic Beta Case,” and a review of David Gregory’s great doc on Britain’s Video Nasty era – Ban the Sadist Videos! (Severin Films).

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News + Soundtrack Reviews

News + Soundtrack Reviews

January 9, 2014 | By

Some site update news & info on upcoming film reviews (plus a short-short video), and soundtrack reviews of Lior Ron’s Pablo (Light Drop Music), and Murray Gold’s Doctor Who Series 7 and the double-billed The Snowmen + The Doctor, the Widow, and the Snowmen (Silva Screen).

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R.I.P. Wojciech Kilar

R.I.P. Wojciech Kilar

December 29, 2013 | By

R.I.P. Wojciech Kilar, one of Poland’s greatest composers.

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Nikkatsu Naughties, Part 6: Nurses-in-Training!

Nikkatsu Naughties, Part 6: Nurses-in-Training!

December 29, 2013 | By

Yes, in addition to several classic and horror film reviews on the way, there is some smut from Impulse Pictures / Synapse Films: Nurse Diary- Wicked Finger / Kangofu nikki – waisetsu na karute (1980), and Story of White Coat – Indecent Acts / Hakui monogatari – Midasu! (1984), directed by Debauchery’s Hidehiro.

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Despotism, Hedonism, and Outrageous Conduct

Despotism, Hedonism, and Outrageous Conduct

December 29, 2013 | By

Newly reviewed are Christoph Waltz in one of the best TV mini-series you’ve never heard of, Konig der letzten Tage (ARD Video), Sam Spiegel’s last great epic Nicholas and Alexandra on Blu (Twilight Time), and Franco Nero in the period drama The Sack of Rome / aka Oro, aka Zoloto (One 7 Movies).

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Despotism, Hedonism, and Outrageous Conduct

Despotism, Hedonism, and Outrageous Conduct

December 29, 2013 | By

Newly reviewed are Christoph Waltz in one of the best TV mini-series you’ve never heard of, Konig der letzten Tage (ARD Video), Sam Spiegel’s last great epic Nicholas and Alexandra on Blu (Twilight Time), and Franco Nero in the period drama The Sack of Rome / aka Oro, aka Zoloto (One 7 Movies).

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Nikos Papatakis’ Gloria Mundi (1976)

Nikos Papatakis’ Gloria Mundi (1976)

December 25, 2013 | By

Yup, the power’s finally back, so on with the review uploads, starting with Nikos Papatakis’ Gloria Mundi / Tortura / In Hell from One 7 Movies, starring Olga Karlatos.

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Life Six Feet Under

December 23, 2013 | By

No reviews, just mutterings and imagery from the ice storm that’s turned home into a dark, cold chamber.

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