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What An Unfortunate Thing To Happen On Dozen-Egg Night!: BASEketball (Universal) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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BASEketball was a flop when it was released in the summer of 1998. That should deter you from watching this film as it is very funny. Trey Parker and Matt Stone are perfect as they bring their own comedic sensibilities to the film and much of the humor comes from them.


Mario Bava Presents The Vikings...I Mean Another Viking Film: Erik the Conqueror (Arrow Video) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Viking films were big in the 50's and 60's and Erik the Conqueror is Mario Bava's take on the subgenre. The film looks great, but doesn't really give us any great characters that we can relate to. The action scenes are pretty good though, so I guess it is a toss up between a good looking film and a good film. That being said, the film is worth a watch.

Dreams Can Be A Killer: The Slayer (Arrow Video) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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The Slayer is a nice little slasher film that takes dream into account inside of it's madness. The film has a very creeping feel to it and the filmmakers are able to keep this feeling all the way until the end. The effects are really well done and kind of gross at the same time.



A Throwback to the Crime Films of the 70's: Ronin (Arrow Video) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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I am not that fond of Ronin. I was excited to see the film in the theater upon it's release in 1998. When I walked out of the theater I had mixed feelings. The film looked great, sounded great, had great actor doing great acting, and yet I found the film lackluster.



The Warlock Collection (Vestron Video) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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Warlock is definitely a product of the 80's (even though the film wasn't released until 1991) Lots of witchcraft going on and the effects remind us of the 80's. The film is really good and I can recommended it wholeheartedly. The sequels, on the other hand, are awful. The second one has some good ideas hampered with bad acting and horrible effects. The third film is bad, but better than the second film.



Top 5 Favorite Criterion Collection Blu-rays

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Japan Makes Godzilla Scary Again: Shin Godzilla (Funimation) Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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While the 2014 Godzilla gave us the monster that we have come to love, this Godzilla is the monster that we met more than 60 years ago. He is leaner, meaner, and surprisingly scary.



The Big Movie House's Top 8 Films of 2017 (so far)

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The Dead Next Door Proves That Love and Respect Go A Long Way: A Blu-ray Review + Screenshots

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The Dead Next Door is a passion project from a filmmaker who didn't care about the fame or the money. He just wanted to make a horror film that he could show around town. He not only did this, but he got his entire town (Arkin, Ohio) to get in on the action and be a part of the film as it was being made.