Archive for October, 2006

The Blind Dead Ride!

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Taking a break from Hammer, a look at two cult favourite Spanish horror films:

Tombs of the Blind Dead (1971)

Return of the Evil Dead (1973)

Both recently released by Blue Underground in the Blind Dead Collection boxset, and now available as single disc releases too.

The Ultimate Hammer Collection – part 2

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

More reviews from the Ultimate Hammer Collection, a double-bill of demonic horror, and the best and worst of Hammer’s output:

The Devil Rides Out (1968)
One of Hammer’s best, and effective horror film with great direction, production and acting, with a decent script. The Optimum DVD lacks the very good audio commentary of the ABUS disc, but has a good print, and original mono track.

To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
A simply bad film – good acting and decent direction/soundtrack is all for nought when the script is a pure abomination. A good DVD from Optimum includes all of the main features from the ABUS disc and has a very strong print.

I’ve also added a new Dennis Wheatley page, for anyone looking for more information about this once best selling author.

The Ultimate Hammer Collection – part 1

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Yep, its finally here, and we’ve got a nice selection of the discs to review.

The first four full reviews, plus transfer and bonus feature notes are now online so waste no time before checking out our review page.

More reviews from the set coming all week long…

Pre-release reviews – Hammer from Network DVD

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

Two exclusive firsts:

Reviews of the brand new Network DVD re-releases of Hands of the Ripper (1971) and Twins of Evil (1971). Only here at Mondo Esoterica.

Horror September comes to an end…

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

…in October?!

Yep, once again work has got in the way of DVD reviewing, so this took a lot longer than expected to hit the site.

The Peter Cushing Collection‘ from DDHE-UK. A good boxset of four lesser known films from everyone’s favourite actor.

Enjoy… more reviews coming next week.