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BR: Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

BR: Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

April 26, 2016 | By

Film: Excellent Transfer: Excellent Extras: Excellent Label:  Twilight Time Region: All Released:  February 16, 2016 Genre:  Film Noir / Crime Synopsis: A drastic attempt to clean up an accidental death sends a hothead detective to his doom in this taut classic from Otto Preminger. Special Features: 2005 Audio Commentator with film noir historian Eddie Muller / Isolated Mono Music Track / Theatrical […]

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BR: Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

BR: Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)

April 26, 2016 | By

Burt Kennedy’s specialty was the western genre, having written scripts for the TV series Lawman, and directing Return of the Magnificent Seven (1966), the first of four sequels in United Artists’ popular franchise, but it’s perhaps his grasp of western tropes that made him the perfect director for Support Your Local Sheriff! – a western spoof written by William Bowers which predated Mel Brooks’ better-known Blazing Saddles…

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BR: Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

BR: Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

April 26, 2016 | By

Burt Kennedy’s follow-up to the hugely successful Support Your Local Sheriff! isn’t a sequel nor sort-of sequel, but a regrouping of the director’s stock company in an alternate reality where James Garner is trapped in a lawless mining town with feuding entities, and a combustible finale…

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Book: Cult Cinema – An Arrow Video Companion (2016)

Book: Cult Cinema – An Arrow Video Companion (2016)

April 8, 2016 | By

Arrow Video’s first venture in publishing is this limited hardcover book that gathers many of the essays, intros, and preambles designed to not only accompany selected Blu-ray & DVD releases in England and America, but contextualize the films and series…

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Harlock Space Pirate 3D + The Poor Man’s 3D Set-Up

Harlock Space Pirate 3D + The Poor Man’s 3D Set-Up

April 2, 2016 | By

Review of the epic anime Harlock Space Pirate 3D / Space Captain Harlock / Kyaputen Hârokku (2013) from Twilight Time + a guide to the Poor Man’s 3D Set-up. Yes, really.

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BR: Harlock Space Pirate 3D  / Space Captain Harlock / Kyaputen Hârokku  (2013)

BR: Harlock Space Pirate 3D / Space Captain Harlock / Kyaputen Hârokku (2013)

April 2, 2016 | By

Toei’s 2013 film offers another variant on Leiji Matsumoto’s mythos, and to the filmmakers’ credit, it’s also an accessible space drama for newcomers to the popular and prolific franchise that originated in Japan and gained huge international popularity, especially in France…

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Micky Burn’s Turned Towards the Sun (2012)

Micky Burn’s Turned Towards the Sun (2012)

March 29, 2016 | By

Review of Turned Towards the Sun, Greg Oliver’s 2012 documentary of WWII commando Micky Burn (Secret Weapon Films / MVD Visual) + from the KQEK.com archives the 2003 BBC mini-series Cambridge Spies (Warner Home Video).

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DVD: Turned Towards the Sun (2012)

DVD: Turned Towards the Sun (2012)

March 29, 2016 | By

Made after he co-directed the critically lauded Lemmy (2010) with Wes Orshsoki, Greg Oliver’s Turned Towards the Sun is an intimate chronicle of Micky Burn, a WWII veteran who participated in the daring and deadly Operation Chariot, in which a team of British commandos rammed a TNT-packed ship…

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DVD: Cambridge Spies (2003)

DVD: Cambridge Spies (2003)

March 29, 2016 | By

When Kim Philby died in Soviet Russia, the last member of the notorious British Communist spies was given a hero’s funeral procession, sealing one of England’s most incredible spying sagas. Branded The Cambridge Spies, the group of five, reduced to a key four, were ultimately responsible for giving away major secrets during their tenure in high-profile positions…

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A Christopher Lee Quartet: Scream and Scream Again, Count Dracula, Cuadecuc vampir, and Umbracle

A Christopher Lee Quartet: Scream and Scream Again, Count Dracula, Cuadecuc vampir, and Umbracle

March 25, 2016 | By

Here’s a quartet of films starring Christopher Lee: Gordon Hessler’s Scream and Scream Again (Twilight Time), Jess Franco’s Count Dracula (Severin), and two rare experimental films by Pere Portabello – Cuadecucu, vampir (1971) + Umbracle (1970).

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