Archive for January, 2009

Get Stone!

Friday, January 30th, 2009

We take a look this week at Aussie Biker cinema, or to be more precise, Stone (1974). No need for any more yik-yak here, read the review then buy the film!


Jess Franco – guts and girls

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Released by Severin at the end of 2008 this double bill catches Jess Franco imbetween his more interesting periods of direction, but still able to put out a solid effort.

Devil Hunter (1980) sees Franco take to the hot steaming jungles of… southern Spain for a cannibal adventure. Nothing too original in the storyline but plenty of nudity make this worth watching for cannibal and Franco fans.

Bloody Moon (1982) is Jess Franco’s slasher film. Sadly the storyline is too restrictive to let the director do anything particularly interesting, but there are some over-the-top gore and some genuinely tense stalking scenes that genre fans might enjoy.

We have returned…

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Its great to be back. If you have not been to the all new homepage, take a look now. I’ve put in a blog style central column to provide more information on each review update and it will also allow me to post any hot DVD news. On the left is an extended list of the most recent reviews. On the right are extracts from the Mondo Esoterica guides to encourage more folk to read these detailed and exclusive biographies.
Take a look at our latest review too. You might notice something different if you using a widescreen monitor – thanks to the power of CSS the text should not sprawl across your screen any more. Obviously any feedback will be welcomed on how these look.

All of our existing pages are slowly being converted into this new format so please bear with us on this as it is a very slow manual process, but does give me time to correct spelling and grammar as well as updating information on the reviews.
What you are more interested in however is the reviews themselves and on that topic I can assure you we are not going to make any changes at all. We have loads more Spaghetti Westerns, Franco, Hammer, Bava and more in the pipeline and in true Mondo Esoterica style, we hope to keep bringing you some hot sneak peeks at upcoming titles as well as reviews of discs not covered by any other review site on the internet.

So bookmark this blog (or subscribe to my RSS feed if you know how) and hold on tight, because 2009 is going to be very exciting…!

In the Folds of the Flesh

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Here is one that you won’t want to miss, if you enjoy your Euro-cult cinema with a good dash of weird… First Review of 2009

The Horror Returns…

Thursday, January 15th, 2009