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The Secret of the Sword

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"I've got that flying horsey in my sight" He-Man & the Masters of the Universe was a massive hit toy line and a massive hit animated TV series. He-Man ruled the airwaves in the 80s and it would only make sense to not only make a feature length theatrical film but also a new spin-off series with a new character! The film follows Price Adam/He-Man as he embarks on the search for his twin sister. Turns out that a new villain by the name of Hordak had kidnapped He-Man's twin sister shortly after birth and taken here to another dimension on a planet called Etherea. No one knows what happened to the little girl, Adora. But, with this information and with a magical sword, He-Man is on his way to find Princess Adora.  What much can be said of "The Secret of the Sword", it's not necessarily a film for cinemas as there is nothing special enough about the movie for it to warrant a theatrical release, other than the length of the film. The animation remains the

2019: Our Favorite Scenes

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We promise that this is the last list like this until next year, but we couldn't let 2019 fade away without mentioning our favorite scenes from 2019.

Screenshot Saturday: The Abominable Snowman (1957)

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On this installment of Screenshot Saturday, we take a look at the uncut version of the Hammer horror classic The Abominable Snowman, newly released by Scream Factory.

Slasher Hunt 2020: Edge of the Axe (Arrow Video) Blu-ray Review

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Arrow Video brings us another overlooked slasher film with Edge of the Axe. Is the film worth the treatment or does it feel like too little too late? Studio: Arrow Video Release Date: September 15th, 1989 (theatrical)                             January 28th, 2020 (blu-ray) Run Time: 91 mins Region Code: FREE Picture: 1080p (1.85:1 aspect ratio) Sound: English LPCM Mono                 Spanish LPCM Mono Subtitles: English SDH Slipcover: Yes (exclusive to Diabolik DVD in the U.S. and Arrow Video's website in the U.K.) Digital Copy: No Starring: Barton Faulks, Christina Marie Lane, and Page Moseley Written by Joaquín Amichatis, Javier Elorrieta, and José Frade Directed by José Ramón Larraz Rating:  Not Rated (strong horror violence and gore and some language) THE FILM An axe murderer terrorizes a small Northern California mountain community, while two young computer-obsessed adults attempt to solve the killings. Edge of the Axe is a late 80s sl

2019: Favorite Blu-ray Releases

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2019 brought us some great blu-rays releases. We saw some wonderful blu-ray debuts from the likes of Shout!/Scream Factory (The Blob, Earthquake, The Fly and The Omen Collections), Arrow Video (The Hills Have Eyes Part II, Horror Express, THE YEAR OF MARTIAL ARTS FILMS Every year, we like to pick out a section of the film world to focus on when we do these year-end lists. The first year we did this (2017) was the “Year of Argento”. 2018 was the “Year of Carpenter”. 2019 is the “Year of Martial Arts Films”. Over the past couple of years, more and more companies are taking a chance on martial arts films and bringing them to blu-ray in special editions with all sorts of goodies and brand new transfers.           Wheels on Meals (Eureka Entertainment) Wheels on Meals is one of my favorite martial           arts flicks. I saw this during the Video Store Days and fell in love with it. This edition of           the film on blu-ray is a fan’s dream come true. Beautiful transfer,

Screenshot Saturday: Black Angel (1946) (Arrow Academy)

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Today, on Screenshot Saturday, we take a look at the underappreciated film-noir from 1946, Black Angel , brought to us on blu-ray by the fine folks over at Arrow Academy.