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BR: Last Blockbuster, The (2020)

BR: Last Blockbuster, The (2020)

March 22, 2021 | By

There’s a tall tale in how a video rental chain that peaked in 2004 with over 9,000 locations and 84,000 staffers globally now exists as one store in Bend, Oregon, run by a family and loyal staffers…

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DVD: Laserblast (1978)

DVD: Laserblast (1978)

February 26, 2021 | By

The production of Laserblast in 1978 seems to be the net result of good timing which enabled a slight idea to quickly blossom into a full-fledged movie, but with a tight budget and a semi-coherent script…

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BR: Shock Treatment / Traitement de choc (1973)

BR: Shock Treatment / Traitement de choc (1973)

February 17, 2021 | By

It’s a little challenging to define Alain Jessua’s odd little thriller, which is neither a full horror film nor blatant satire of chi-chi health clinics…

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DVD: Day Time Ended, The (1979)

DVD: Day Time Ended, The (1979)

January 16, 2021 | By

Although a fair share of the images within the original movie poster do appear within The Day Time Ended, this clumsily designed sci-fi is…

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BR: Death Laid an Egg / La morte ha fatto l’uovo / Plucked (1968)

BR: Death Laid an Egg / La morte ha fatto l’uovo / Plucked (1968)

December 30, 2020 | By

Giulio Questi’s Death Laid an Egg will probably rank as the strangest giallo ever produced, if not a leading example of Cinema Bizarre…

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Sharksploitation: Oh, the Cruel Jaws of Death

Sharksploitation: Oh, the Cruel Jaws of Death

November 10, 2020 | By

Reviews of Severin’s neon-bright Blu-ray edition of Bruno Mattei’s ridiculous CRUEL JAWS / JAWS 5 (1995) + William Grefé’s peculiar & underrated MAKO: THE JAWS OF DEATH (1976) on Retro Media DVD.

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BR: Cruel Jaws / Jaws 5 (1995)

BR: Cruel Jaws / Jaws 5 (1995)

November 10, 2020 | By

After producing and directing a slew of sexploitation, exploitation, and assorted rip-off films since 1970, by 1995 one can argue Bruno Mattei’s reign as Italy’s Ed Wood, Jr. was coming to a close…

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DVD: Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

DVD: Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

November 10, 2020 | By

Known for playing supporting tough guys in a diversity of genres in film & TV, outrageously prolific Richard Jaeckel had a rare opportunity to stretch himself in a leading role…

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Al Adamson: Auteur, Schlockmeister, and Indie Film Pioneer

Al Adamson: Auteur, Schlockmeister, and Indie Film Pioneer

October 12, 2020 | By

Severin’s superb doc BLOOD & FLESH – THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON (2019) is reviewed, alongside the delightful bonus feature THE FEMALE BUNCH (1971)

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BR: Blood & Flesh – The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019)

BR: Blood & Flesh – The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019)

October 12, 2020 | By

Al Adamson was cut from the same cloth as Roger Corman, a filmmaker making whatever was in vogue at the drive-in, but he one-upped Corman…

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