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The Import Corner Presents: The Mummy (1959) (U.K. Import) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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The Mummy is a decent horror film that actually makes the Mummy scary. The blu-ray from Lionsgate U.K. is great in the audio/video department, but the special features are a bit unfocused.

Suck it Hunger Games!: The Belko Experiment Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Even though very few saw the film in the theater, The Belko Experiment is very good film that surpassed my expectations and entertained me for an hour and a half. The film is funny, sad, horrific, violent, bloody, and poignant. It may not be an important film, but it sure as hell a damn good one.



This One Ain't A Joke: Return of the Living Dead 3 (Vestron Video Collector's Series) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Lionsgate has finally given the fans what they have been asking for for the longest time: An unrated version of Return of the Living Dead 3 in 1080p. With the Vestron Collector's Series, Lionsgate has done just that.

Top to Bottom: The Films of Peter Jackson

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Top to Bottom is a series that I run over at Letterboxd where I do a run down of a director's films from best to worst (or Top to Bottom)

Today we are going to be taking a look at the films of Peter Jackson, the New Zealander who broke into American cinemas with 1994's Heavenly Creatures and the hit the motherload by adapting the Lord of the Rings books into an incredibly successful trilogy of films.

So here is Peter Jackson's films ranked Top to Bottom:

1.) Braindead (or Dead Alive as it known in the States)


Considered one of the goriest films of all time, Braindead is madness put onto the screen. A zombie film that has yet to be topped in the gore department as well as set pieces, Braindead tells the story of a man who has to become a hero after his elderly mother dies from rat monkey bite (just go with it) and comes back from the dead. She infects one person and the chain goes on and on until the house is swarming with zombies.

Braindead is one of the craziest films th…

The Year of Argento: The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (Arrow Video) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots **Updated**

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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is the film that kicked off the giallo craze in the early to mid 70's, even though it was not the first. The film has all the mainstays of the giallo while trying some of its own things.








THE FEATURES ⭐⭐⭐⭐



Disc 1: Blu-ray Feature + Special Features

Black Gloves and Screaming Mimis (31m 54s, HD)

Film critic Kat Ellinger explores the film's themes and its relationship to the giallo and Fredric Brown's novel The Screaming Mimi.

I thought this was a very well done and researched featurette. I always love new ways of looking at films.

The Power of Perception (20m 57s, HD)

Visual Essay by author Alexandra Heller-Nicholas that looks at the theme perception and the               role that art plays in Argento’s filmography.

Another wonderful visual essay. Arrow needs to keep having these made.

Crystal Nightmare (31m 24s, HD)

Interview with Dario Argento in which he discusses how the film came to be as well as his first time  directing. This interview is fil…

Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. Blu-ray Review + Screenshots- Troma

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Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. may not be the best Troma film ever (I am looking at you Tromeo and Juliet), but that doesn't make it a bad film. It still has enough going for it to make it an entertaining film.


Payback Time Triple Feature: Blind Fury (1990)/ Silent Rage (1982)/ White Line Fever (1975) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots- Mill Creek

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Blind Fury is a solid action film highlighted by an amazing fight scene between Rutger Hauer and Sho Kosugi. Silent Rage is a wannabe slasher film starring Chuck Norris. White Line Fever is your typical "Man Against the Establishment" film highlighted by a really good performance by Jan Michael Vincent.



Top 10 Films of 2016

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We are well into 2017 and I am just catching up on all of the films from 2016. Having seen what I have wanted to see, and a lot that I didn't, I have finally compiled my list of my favorite films of 2016.

Madhouse aka There Was A Little Girl (1981) Blu-ray Review- Arrow Video

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For all that is done well in the film, Madhouse is a mess of a film, one that wants to scare us, but fails to do so. That being said, Madhouse is not a total waste of a film. There are some scenes that play very well and the dog is used very well. Arrow has done a nice job with the film, all things considered.



Thoughts On 13 Reasons Why

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I want everyone to note that there are a massive amount of spoilers in this article. I didn't want to do it, but I felt that to get my point across I needed to talk about events that happen in latter episodes. You have been warned.

You Know I Hate The Brown Word: Serial Mom: Collector's Edition Blu-ray Review + Screenshots- Scream Factory

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Scream Factory brings us this underrated gem of a film from the Prince of Puke, John Waters. Serial Mom is a comedic look at our obsession with true crime and our worshiping of murderers, rapists, and other heinous crimes. Released the same year as Natural Born Killers, Serial Mom pulls no punches and delivers a funny, though provoking film that will have you laughing for days





The X-Men Film That We Have Wanted All Along: Logan (Target Exclusive Digibook) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Logan is a film that is filled with heart and character and has some great action scenes. If more comic book films were like this, the world would be a better place.