DVD Review: The Man With The Severed Head (1976)

Review by Ben Bussey. Now how’s about this for a premise: during a heist gone wrong, gangster Jack Surnett (Paul Naschy) takes a bullet in the head. Obviously he can’t go to a regular hospital, so his fellow gangsters take him to one of those disgraced doctors who can only find work doing dodgy operations for […]

DVD Review: Arrow Video Presents ‘Pieces’

Review by Stephanie Scaife. Pieces (1982) is a cult classic exploitation slasher flick from Spanish filmmaker Juan Piquer Simon (Slugs, Monster Island) and here it is in a fantastic and lovingly created brand new edition from Arrow Video, sporting a vast array of special features and some rather eye catching newly commissioned art work. The […]

DVD Review: John A. Russo’s ‘Midnight’ (1982)

Review by Keri O’Shea. If it’s true that ‘the Devil has all the best tunes’, then what does that tell us about unholy forces on our cinema screens? Well, it appears that Satan not only sells, but has found himself a comfortable niche in horror and exploitation movies. The results of this can be great; […]

UK Blu-Ray Review: Brian De Palma’s ‘Obsession’

Obsession (1976) Distributor: Arrow Video Blu-Ray release date: 11th July 2011 Directed by: Brian De Palma Starring: Cliff Robertson, John Lithgow, Geneviève Bujold Review by: Stephanie Scaife Yet again we are treated to another fine Blu-Ray release from the ever expanding Arrow Video label. This time it is the turn of Brian De Palma’s Obsession, […]

UK Blu-Ray Review: Tobe Hooper’s ‘The Funhouse’

The Funhouse (1981) Distributor: Arrow Video Blu-Ray release date (UK): 18th July 2011 Directed by: Tobe Hooper Starring: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Sylvia Miles Review by: Stephanie Scaife Tobe Hooper is an incredibly inconsistent filmmaker; when he is good he is very, very good (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist) but when he is bad […]

DVD Review: Slaughter High

Slaughter High AKA The Jolly Killer (1986) Distributor: Arrow Video DVD Release Date: 11 July 2011 Directed by: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Litten Starring: Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaconne, Donna Yeager Review by: Ben Bussey Good afternoon class. Can I have your attention please? Don’t give me that look, I’m just as anxious […]

UK Blu-Ray Review: Dario Argento’s ‘Tenebrae’

Tenebrae (1982) Distributor: Arrow Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date: 27th June 2011 Directed by: Dario Argento Starring: Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, Daria Nicolodi, Veronica Lario Review by: Nia Edwards-Behi It’s possible for Dario Argento’s body of work to be considered as being markedly in decline, post-Tenebrae. Despite some solid films – Phenomena, Terror at the Opera, Sleepless […]

UK DVD Review: Savage Streets

Savage Streets (1984) Distributor: Arrow DVD Release Date: 20th June 2011 Directed by: Danny Steinmann Starring: Linda Blair, Sal Landi, Robert Dryer, Linnea Quigley, John Vernon Review by: Ben Bussey Now it’s 1984, knock-knocking at your front door. And would you believe it; the kids are out of control. They’re not going out to the library […]

Blu-Ray Review: The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) Distributor: Arrow Blu-Ray Release Date: 23 May 2011 Directed by: Dario Argento Starring: Tom Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno Review by: Nia Edwards-Behi Looking back at Dario Argento’s first film in light of his later output is something of a bittersweet experience. Where more recent offerings from […]

DVD Review: Fantastic Factory Presents ‘Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt’

Review: Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004) Distributor: Arrow Video (UK) DVD Release Date (Fantastic Factory boxset): 18th April 2011 DVD Release date (Individual): 16th May 2011 Directed by: Paco Plaza Starring: Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky Review by: Stephanie Scaife Like pretty much everyone else, I have a major hard-on for Arrow Video. They have consistently […]

DVD Review: Fantastic Factory Presents ‘Arachnid’

Arachnid (2001) Distributor: Arrow DVD Release Date (Fantastic Factory Boxset): 18th April 2011 DVD Release Date (Individual): 6th June 2011 Directed by: Jack Sholder Starring: Chris Potter, Alex Reid, José Sancho, Neus Asensi Review by: Ben Bussey Yes, that thing you see in the picture above, and on the DVD cover art to the left, is […]

DVD Review: Fantastic Factory Presents ‘Beyond Re-Animator’

Beyond Re-Animator (2003) Distributor: Arrow DVD Release Date (Fantastic Factory boxset): 18th April 2011 DVD Release Date (Individual): 25th April 2011 Directed by: Brian Yuzna Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Jason Barry, Elsa Pataky, Simón Andreu Review by: Ben Bussey The saying goes that third time’s a charm, but part three has tended to be a precarious one for most of […]