Category: EDITOR’S BLOG

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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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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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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(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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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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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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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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