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Billy Blanks

Monday, March 26th, 2012

More hardgore next Monday, today is back to Video Hell with two martial arts action films starting no less than Billy Blanks.

Showdown (1993) is fairly made, but completely derivative, while Expect No Mercy (1995) has a more original storyline, it could just have used a little more of it. Both are perfectly enjoyable films though and expect more from Mr Blanks in April.

Burning Moon (1997)

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The latest release from US DVD company Intervision, due for release tomorrow, Burning Moon is a complete gore-fest from the German Underground that will appeal to all fans of the video nasty era.

Monday reviews

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Everyone hates Mondays it seems, so what better time to review some of the sickest and depraved films…? A new occasional series of reviews starting this week.

To see all the films reviewed in this category, click through to the blog tab.

Asylum double bill

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

It wouldn’t be a look at straight to video trash without a look at two films from the new masters of the genre – The Asylum.

The Haunting of Winchester House (2009) is marketed as a scary modern horror, but it is actually a very mild and old fashioned ghost story that manages to build some good atmosphere despite being filmed in the vintage red/green 3D format.

100 Million BC (2008) is a rather less forgiveable attempt to make an elaborate thriller with no budget, but most of the flaws come from lazy script writing.

Cyborg Cops

Monday, January 30th, 2012

More straight to video hell with a double bill of Nu Image films from the 1990s – Cyborg Cop and Cyborg Cop II – packed with explosions and gunfights with a dash of gore and gratuitous nudity, these should appeal to all B-movie action fans.

Flight 747

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

More straight to video action with Lance Henriksen and Lorenzo Lamas starring in the no budget thriller Flight 747.

Afghan Knights (2007)

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

So starting off this series of DTV reviews is a modern war/horror film that is marketed as a gung-ho action flick but is actually a surprisingly effective horror – Afghan Knights

Straight to Video Hell

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Repent sinner, step away from that bin of bargain DVDs or you will go straight to video hell….

We kick off 2012 will a new series of ‘straight to video’ film reviews, click on the tag link below to see all of the new reviews in this series.

Grindhouse Trailer Classics 3 – released today!

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Released today by Nucleus in the UK (and available for just £8.99 at HMV at present), this third selection of classic Grindhouse era trailers focuses mostly on Deep South American films from the 1970s, but also includes a variety of international trailers to the mix. One for all Grindhouse fans:

Grindhouse Trailer Classics 3 review

Why not also check out my review of the earlier part 2.

The Odd Angry Beer

Monday, November 14th, 2011

So we ship out for the last time today to bring Forgotten ‘Nam week to a close.

Australian war film The Odd Angry Shot shows the often forgotten Aussie contribution to the Vietnam war and provides a realistic look at life behind the lines.