Willard (1971) and Ben (1972)

1970s cinema has many noteworthy qualities, but amongst these, the decade is certainly remarkable for its brief, but intriguing phase of imagining animals ‘going rogue’ and attacking humans; some of the resulting films were breakthrough hits, such as Jaws (1975), whereas some, such as Day of the Animals (1977) would be long-lost to obscurity if […]

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 […]

DVD Review: 70s Supernatural Sexploitation in ‘Virgin Witch’

Virgin Witch (1971) Distributor: Odeon Entertainment DVD Release Date (UK): 28th February 2011  Directed by: Ray Austin Starring: Ann Michelle, Vicki Michelle, Keith Buckley, Patricia Haines Review by: Ben Bussey Two beautiful, virginal, adolescent sisters run away from home with dreams of fame and fortune in London town. Promptly picked up by a smooth-talker in […]

UK DVD Review: Ivan Reitman’s 70s Sleazefest ‘Cannibal Girls’

Cannibal Girls (1972) Distributor: Nucleus Films Release Date (UK): 14th February 2011 Directed by: Ivan Reitman Starring: Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Ronald Ulrich Review by: Ben Bussey Farnhamville is a little Canadian town, situated somewhere between Nowhere and Buttfuck. Despite the notable absence of anything to see or do, it seems the town has enough […]