Immensely entertaining stuff, filmed with the sort of skill and precision that is sorely absent these days. Look deeper and you'll find an intelligent, and funny, take on themes such as growing up, evolving as a person, addiction and the deceptive power of nostalgia. Come for the drinking, aliens and laughs, stay for the characters and subtext (and the easter eggs). As rewarding as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, if a little less accessible, The World's End is a tremendous accomplishment... [READ MORE]
With Wolf Creek 2 about to hit the big screen the original Aussie horror classic has been given a long awaited HD upgrade! Starring Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, Nathan Phillips and John Jarratt as the iconic outback predator Mick Taylor, Wolf Creek is now available on Blu-ray exclusively at JB Hi-Fi, and thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we've got 3 copies to give away... [READ MORE]
Super is not a simple film, and will challenge a lot of viewers. The first time I saw the movie I thought it had a few lulls early on and shifted tone, but on my second viewing I didn't agree with myself anymore. Knowing what was coming I didn't think there were any dull moments, and the movie's tone does shift, but it's not the fractured swing that I thought it was... [READ MORE]
In Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to his critically-lauded and commercially-successful District 9, he gives us another socially-conscious science-fiction spectacle containing many of the same elements that District 9 successfully balanced to great effect: hardcore action with gory, body-exploding violence; dusty, run-down slums; nice, weathered ships... [READ MORE]
Big Ass Spider! will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia on February 19 and thanks to Monster Pictures we've got 5 Blu-ray discs to give away! When a bio-engineered alien spider escapes from a military base, it isn’t long before the entire city of Los Angeles is under attack from the fast moving, rapidly-growing, venom-spewing arachnid... [READ MORE]
Shark Swarm is the boring story of a corrupt dude trying to take over a small town, but two brothers stand in his way. The bad guy dumps waste in the ocean that fucks with the environment. This impacts the local shark population, which starts schooling together and attacking people like they were off the coast of WA. The pollution also evidently messes with the local sea birds... [READ MORE]
Our film starts with a scientist, Dr Peterson, being bitten by a lab rat and dropping a vial which instantly infects him, causing a mold like substance to spread all over his face. He is very quickly dispatched by guards in hazmat gear. Sometime later, at the same lab, during a demonstration to governmental bigwigs and the military, some of the mold escapes... [READ MORE]
Incest, necrophilia, and Joe Dallesandro? It must be Paul Morrissey! Paul Morrissey's Blood For Dracula, Flesh for Frankenstein, Heat, Trash and Flesh have all been released in Australia this month, and to celebrate we're giving away 3 DVD copies of both Blood For Dracula and Flesh For Frankenstein to three lucky Digital Retribution readers... [READ MORE]
It's full of drug-taking, sex, full-frontal nudity and more f and c words than Deadwood (apparently it's now the current record-holder for sweariest feature film). It's also funnier than most so-called comedies you're likely to see this year. And, honestly, despite it being up for numerous awards at the moment, it really is one of the least likely Oscar-bait movies in recent memory... [READ MORE]
This isn't a no-budget knock off but instead a mostly competent remake made with quite a few rubels behind it. Den'D starts much the same as Commando did, with some rubbish collector assassins and the deaths of other members of our hero's former unit. But it's not all old hat in Den'D because this time one of the guys is working with dolphins... [READ MORE]
What makes Commando so brilliant is that it can be watched as a straight, albeit dumb, action movie or as a hilarious satire. The film is brimming with great humour, great action, great one-liners and great feats of strength from Schwarzenegger. The tongue-in-cheek nature allows the viewer to accept that Schwarzenegger can take out an entire army... [READ MORE]
A criminally underrated B-movie homage which has now firmly established itself as a genre watermark with its goofy blend of aliens, zombies and frat boys. For those with an 80's nostalgia and fondness for practical gore effects, it's extremely entertaining, with an unexpectedly strong script and great performances, most notably a world-weary Tom Atkins... [READ MORE]
So now it falls upon Curse of Chucky to restore the "scary" to the franchise, by which we mean that the bulk of the action takes place in a cavernous old house at night, and that the diminutive Mr. Lee Ray carries out the majority of his misbehaviour off-camera (rather than noisily gallivanting around in full view like a sort of homicidal Sam Kinison)... [READ MORE]
Vin Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick in the latest chapter of the sci-fi/action saga. Also starring Katee Sackhoff, Karl Urban, and Dave Bautista, Riddick will be available to rent or buy on DVD and Blu-ray from January 15 and thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we've got 5 DVD's to give away! Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet... [READ MORE]
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