Archive for November, 2006

The Complete Guide to the Karl May Westerns

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Here’s one for those of you who think you know every genre of cinema. Among the first of the European Westerns, inspiration to the Spaghetti Western boom and the series that brought German cinema back to life after the Second World War, the Karl May Westerns were 11 epic sized films based on the works of popular German author Karl May. Incredibly sucessful, and still widely loved in Germany, they are almost unknown in the UK/USA despite having English language DVD releases in Germany – so with a lot of research and film watching, I present: The Complete Guide to the Karl May Westerns.

The Blind Dead Ride Again!

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

The final two films in the Blind Dead collection – not half as good as the first two:
Ghost Galleon (1974)

Night of the Seagulls (1975)

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

All new menu page…

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Well, we’ve finally adopted frames (welcome to 1996!) and thus a new look DVD review menu page is here. Any thoughts/comments etc., please e-mail me.

Menu Page

Corman, Poe and Price – Midnight movie double bill… part 2

Monday, November 13th, 2006

We return to the world of the AIP Gothics, with a double bill of more comic entries in the series:

The Raven (1963) and Comedy of Terrors (1964)

Cinema for adults only!

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

A nice collection of new reviews uploaded in the past week:

Two new 1980s Jess Franco releases from Severin Films – Macumba Sexual and Mansion of the Living Dead.

Some very adult animation in Once Upon a Girl (1976) – an X rated twist on the classic fairytales, from the animators of Scooby-Doo! Due to DVD on 14th November.
Finally, a nice double bill of softcore cable erotica from the 1980s, from legendary producer Harry Alan Towers. Not for the hardcore fans, but a nice nostalgic trip with Black Venus and Lady Libertine.

You might notice that we have been making some minor edits to existing reviews – based on feedback we have been cutting down the sprawling plot synopses that some of the reviews had, to help reduce spoilers and make for easier to read reviews. Any more suggestions, please send them in. Watch out for some great new reviews in November…