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Lords Of Chaos – Jonas Åkerlund (Arrow Films)

It’s always interesting when a film is announced or still in pre-production and everyone is up in arms about it. I guess the most common time is when it is a remake and people who treasure the original hate the… Continue Reading →

Blood And Black Lace – Mario Bava (Arrow)

The vaults of Mario Bava are certainly deep and contain plenty of obsidian treasure. Thankfully Arrow keep on digging and plundering more riches from them and with Blood And Black Lace we travel right back to 1964. This was made… Continue Reading →

Rollerball – Norman Jewison (Arrow)

Films such as The Hunger Games (2012) and Battle Royale (2000) featuring dystopian societies playing future sports that are fought to the death may well have been quite landmark flicks of more recent times, as well as naturally were the… Continue Reading →

Rabid Dogs / Kidnapped – Mario Bava (Arrow)

This is a real gem of a movie and one that has been missing in the annals of time until recently when star of the film Lea Lander, along with some German backers and Bava enthusiasts helped get it out… Continue Reading →

The Visitor – Giulio Paradisi (Arrow)

It’s not so common that I have the pleasure of watching a film of this kind from this era for the very first time but be assured The Visitor is anything but a common experience. I had been eyeing this… Continue Reading →

Night Of The Comet – Thom Eberhardt (Arrow)

Back to 80’s America when hair was big, rock music was bigger and comets were hitting town turning everyone into piles of dust or rapidly mutating zombies. Times were great in 1984 and never better than on the video shelves… Continue Reading →

Killer Klowns From Outer Space – Stephen Chiodo (Arrow Films)

“The drug which gives the clown power Means the circus can never be stopped And his dream can go on unhindered ‘Til the last human being has dropped” Any excuse to use lyrics to the classic Human League track Circus… Continue Reading →

The Beast – Walerian Borowczyk (Arrow Films)

Following Immoral Tales Borowczyk delivered a fairy tale like no other that had ever been imagined. He somewhat contemptuously mentions Disney quite a bit in some of the features seen accompanying Blanche but this was a version that old Walt… Continue Reading →

Immoral Tales – Walerian Borowczyk (Arrow Films)

With Immoral Tales (Contes immoraux 1974) it was as though Borowczyk had released his inner perv. It’s an odd compendium which at times sees its four stories gelling but at others not quite so. This is certainly true of the… Continue Reading →

Blanche – Walerian Borowczyk (Arrow Films)

It’s high time that Polish auteur Walerian Borowczyk (1923-2006) was due a thorough reappraisal and Arrow Films have gone all out in breathing new life into the director of over 40 short films and a dozen features. They are re-releasing,… Continue Reading →

The Stuff – Larry Cohen (Arrow)

1985 was one of those golden years for genre titles and saw the release of some of the films that would remain firm favourites to this day. Day Of The Dead, Return Of The Living Dead, Re-Animator, Lifeforce, Demons and… Continue Reading →

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