Archive for February, 2011

Robot Jox (1990)

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

I’m working on a couple of big new reviews seasons, so to pass the time here is something a little different, an enjoyably light bit of sci-fi with beautiful stop motion effects, but one that could have been so much more with a more ambitious script – Robot Jox

I’m going to be away for a couple of weeks, but stay tuned for some exciting new reviews in mid-March…

The Sons of Egypt

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Egyptian heroes take on despotic rulers in a duo of surprisingly timely Egyptian set Pepla.

Another Retromedia double bill, this decent looking DVD release includes the traditional Peplum Son of Samson (1960) and the Peplum Drama Son of Cleopatra (1964).

I’ve got a good handful of Peplum discs to review, so watch out for more titles coming throughout the year.

Massacre (1989)

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

I hardly need review a film that reviews itself in its dialogue, but I suffered through this so you can read the review.

Although often ranked among the very worst of the Euro-cult directors, Andrea Bianchi could at least generally provide some sleazy entertainment – but with Massacre, he falls down flat – the storyline is a tiresome, painful affair while exploitation is notable only for its absence – gore scenes are mild and scarce while sex is far too brief, the two most attractive actresses stay fully clothed throughout and their lesbian sub-plot never gets beyond dialogue.

Read the full story in my new Massacre review

(And yes, all the references to this film being sleep inducing, I did fall asleep twice trying to watch this, but as a conscientious reviewer, I rewound and watched the scenes all over again).