I don't feel hugely nostalgic about the VHS era, mostly because I was immediately ready to abandon the format as soon as I had an option that didn't require rewinding. One thing I do miss, though, are the lurid video covers I remember from my youth. I would spend entire visits to the video store gazing longingly at titles whose artwork had captured my eye. I wasn't allowed to hire those movies until I was much older, and usually I was disappointed when I finally did see them, but some of those covers... [READ MORE]
What's in a name? That great bastion of philosophy, The Simpsons, once proposed that a person's name could predestine what sort of person he or she would be. If that's true, then the lead character in WolfCop was inevitably going to be a werewolf one day. Lou Garou is an alcoholic cop barely keeping his life together. He spends his shifts drunk.. [READ MORE]
From director Alexandre Aja and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, and Max Minghella, Horns has just been released on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia, and to celebrate, together with Roadshow Entertainment we're giving you the chance to win one of four prize packs featuring a copy of Horns on DVD along with the original novel by Joe Hill... [READ MORE]
Evilspeak is a curious blend of nerd wish-fulfilment fantasy and demonic possession movie, giving it the vicarious thrills that a vigilante picture like Death Wish provides, along with the bloodletting of a slasher that just happens to have a daft supernatural vibe. Admittedly uneven, it has moments of absolute genius when it dares to venture into... [READ MORE]
No one is what they seem. Directed by Brad Anderson and inspired by a short story from Edgar Allan Poe, Stonehearst Asylum is now available to rent or buy in Australia on DVD and Blu-ray, and thanks to Roadshow Entertainment we've got four DVD's to give away! When young doctor Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) arrives at Stonehearst Asylum... [READ MORE]
Screenplay by John and Cody Jarratt. Starring John and Charlie Jarratt. Executive produced by John and Cody Jarratt. Released by Winnah Films. I'm getting the sense that Savages Crossing might just be a Jarratt family production. In the movie a storm traps a group people, including some of them Jarratts, at Savages Crossing, an area on the Wonga River... [READ MORE]
At first glance, the title may make this Australian production sound like something you'd watch on Valentine's Day with a heart shaped box of choccies on your lap, but according to our classification overlords the upcoming DVD will contain "strong violence" people. Strong violence! On March 11, 2015 Eagle Entertainment will release Love of My Life... [READ MORE]
Colin & Cameron Cairnes, the writers and directors behind 2013's 100 Bloody Acres, are returning to the horror genre for their second feature, Scare Campaign, which begins production in Victoria this week. Featuring Meegan Warner, Olivia DeJonge, and Ian Meadows along with Sigrid Thornton, Wolf Creek's Cassandra McGrath... [READ MORE]
The cover of Scream Factory's Blu-Ray disc for The Beast Within proudly proclaims: "This motion picture contains scenes of graphic violence and violent horror. Beware!" That's certainly one way to sell this shlocky early 80's effort from Aussie director Philippe Mora. Another, more honest, way would be to boast "this motion picture contains a few bloody moments... [READ MORE]
Retired DEA agent and single father Phil Broker (Jason Statham) has started life anew, choosing to settle in a sleepy Louisiana bayou town with his young daughter, Maddy (Izabela Vidovic), after busting a methproducing bikie gang by the name of The Outcasts. The gang's head honcho, Danny T (Chuck Zito), lost his son in a hail of police bullets... [READ MORE]
Most of the world was deprived a HD version of the first two Missing in Action films when MGM got all dicky and licensed them exclusively to the States' version of Big W. Those lucky enough to procure copies were probably disappointed that Braddock: Missing in Action III didn't materialise as well. Luckily Ascot Elite, who also helped us out with the Ninja films... [READ MORE]
It's difficult to recommend a movie like Enemy to just anyone – it's most assuredly not something crowd-pleasing like Edge of Tomorrow. You suggest that someone watches a film like Enemy, and it's probably a better than 50/50 chance they end up absolutely despising it, thereby forever tainting your movie-picking prowess in their eyes from that point on... [READ MORE]
Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art has kicked-off the new year with another impressive retrospective film program that will have banana benders salivating and the rest of us wishing we lived closer to the sunshine state. Dubbed 'Myths and Legends', the program - which will screen over 50 films from January 9 through to March 8... [READ MORE]
In principle I am a fan of exploitation/horror throwbacks that try to capture the feel of the classics of yesteryear. I prefer the more tongue in cheek offerings, but I'm okay with the idea of filmmakers playing it straight with this sort of thing… except in their emulations they should not, under any circumstances, recreate the terrible, terrible padding... [READ MORE]
Colin Eggleston's Aussie eco-thriller Long Weekend was one of the first movies we ever reviewed when this site was launched back in 2002, and at the time the movie was only available on VHS. A few years later it received a fancy DVD upgrade (Review), but now that shiny Umbrella Entertainment release - not to mention the mangy old ex-rental tape... [READ MORE]
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