Category: EDITOR’S BLOG

The Death of a Bully: Blockbuster Canada

The Death of a Bully: Blockbuster Canada

March 22, 2021 | By

Review of Taylor Morden’s THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER (2020) from Passion River on Blu + seeing the behemoth wither, self-flagellate, and die from the Canadian side.

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Rebel Without Much of a Plot: Laserblast (1978)

Rebel Without Much of a Plot: Laserblast (1978)

February 26, 2021 | By

Review of LASERBLAST (1978), Charles Band’s eccentric sci-fi production, starring Kim Milford, Cheryl Smith, and a powerful alien pineapple!

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Alain Jessua’s Shock Treatment (1973)

Alain Jessua’s Shock Treatment (1973)

February 17, 2021 | By

Review of Severin’s lovely Blu-ray of Alain Jessua’s SHOCK TREATMENT / TRAITEMENT DE CHOC (1973), starring Alain Delon and Annie Girardot.

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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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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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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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