DVD Review: J-sploitation Goes Feminist in ‘Ninja Girl’

 Review by Ben Bussey. I don’t know if I can speak for everyone, but when I hear of a new Japanese DVD release my gut impulse is to expect some or all of the following: cheap DV photography, pretty girls in rubber performing martial arts, and ridiculously excessive gore. When the film in question is […]

DVD Review: Cowboys & Zombies

Cowboys & Zombies (AKA The Dead and the Damned) (2010) Distributor: Left Films DVD Release Date (UK): 8th August 2011 Directed by: Rene Perez Starring: David A. Lockhart, Camille Montgomery, Rick Mora Review by: Ben Bussey The old west. It’s the rootinist, tootinist place. You got lone gunslingers having daring shoot-outs with bad guys in […]

DVD Review: Softcore Sci-Fi Silliness in ‘Erotibot’

Erotibot (2011) Distributor: Bounty Films DVD Release Date (UK): 26th September 2011 Directed by: Naoyuki Tomomatsu Starring: Yuuya Tokumoto, Mahiro Aine, Maria Ozawa, Asami Review by: Ben Bussey Sukekiyo (Yuuya Tokumoto) is not the greatest android in the world. The third robotic manservant of his household, he is neither as charming as Number 1, nor […]

UK DVD Review: Low Rent Creature Feature ‘The Rig’

The Rig (2010) Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment DVD Release Date (UK): 8th August 2011 Directed by: Peter Atencio Starring: Serah D’Laine, William Forsythe Review by: Aaron Williams Be honest with yourself for a second. If you’ve seen the poster to The Rig (below) then you should have some sort of idea of what to expect by […]

UK DVD Review: Evil Rising (AKA Sauna)

Evil Rising AKA Sauna (2008) Distributor: Matchbox Films DVD Release Date (UK): 25th July 2011 Directed by: Antti-Jussi Annila Starring: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen Review by: Keri O’Shea  It’s a rare treat to come across a film like Evil Rising (more on that damn title change anon): a project with unusual vision and high production […]

UK DVD Review: Bane

Bane (2009) Distributor: Saefcracker Pictures DVD Release Date (UK): 18th July 2011 Directed by: James Eaves Starring: Sophia Dawnay, Tina Barnes, Lisa Devlin, Sylvia Robson Review by: Ben Bussey Picture the scene I am about to describe; it shouldn’t be too hard to do so, as it’s a scene that’s been played out a great […]

DVD Review: F.W. Murnau’s The Haunted Castle AKA Schloß Vogeloed

The Haunted Castle AKA Schloß Vogeloed (1921) Distributor: Eureka Video DVD Release Date: 22nd August 2011 Directed by: F.W. Murnau Starring: Olga Tschechowa, Arnold Korff, Lulu Kyser-Korff Review by: Keri O’Shea  An incredible ninety years old, The Haunted Castle predates what is arguably director and auteur F. W. Murnau’s best-known work, Nosferatu (1922) and also diverges […]

UK DVD Review: Boris Karloff in ‘The Body Snatcher’

The Body Snatcher (1945) Distributor: Odeon Entertainment DVD Release Date (UK): 11th July 2011 Directed by: Robert Wise Starring: Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell, Russell Wade, Bela Lugosi Review by: Ben Bussey Here at Brutal As Hell, we do tend to focus largely on post-1970s horror. Indeed, I’d argue that contemporary horror fandom in general is most […]

UK DVD Review: Siren

Siren (2010) Distributor: Matchbox Films DVD/Blu-ray Release Date (UK): 27th June 2011 Directed by: Andrew Hull Starring: Eoin Macken, Anna Skellern, Tereza Srbova, Anthony Jabre Review by: Nia Edwards-Behi To say that the cover for this DVD is a little misleading might be a bit of an understatement. To say that it’s got absolutely sod-all […]

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 […]

UK DVD Review: Karloff in Val Lewton’s ‘Isle of the Dead’

Isle of the Dead (1945) Distributor: Odeon Entertainment DVD Release Date: 6th June 2011 Directed by: Mark Robson Starring: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer Review by: Nia Edwards-Behi With a title like Isle of the Dead, you might expect a zombie movie, as I certainly did. However, this RKO picture is something completely different, […]

UK DVD Review: Eyeborgs

Eyeborgs (2009) Distributor: Momentum DVD Release Date: 20th June 2011 Directed by: Richard Clabaugh Starring: Adrian Paul, Megan Blake, Luke Eberl, Danny Trejo Review by: Ben Bussey It’s the near future, and the USA is yet again in a state of high alert. Terrorism, crime, disorder and all that jazz have resulted in the passing of the […]