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4 items from 2015


‘Hercules’ & ‘Hercules II’ Blu-ray Review

30 December 2015 7:25 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Many would say that physical formats are dying out, people are moving from DVD to digital, leaving Blu-ray to disc afficionados and home theatre enthusiasts. Yet, unbelievably, there is an ever-growing – some might say rabid – fanbase for obscure and long-forgotten movies on the format, so much so that distribution labels new and old are digging through the archives of cinema, trying to find that next big “cult” hit. Here in the UK we have the likes of Arrow Video, undoubtedly the pioneers of cult-movie Blu-ray releases on these shores; 88 Films, who joined the cult fray with their “Slasher Classics” and “Italian Collection” sub-labels; and Odeon Entertainment, who specialise in re-releasing classic British horror fare on Blu-ray.

But, I posit that there’s only one company in England Really trawling the true “cult” movie archives and that’s 101 Films. Action movies from the likes of Albert Pyun, horror starring killer dolls and Robert Englund, »

- Phil Wheat

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Movie Review – Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015)

13 December 2015 9:44 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance, 2015.

Directed by Gregory Hatanaka.

Starring Matt Hannon, Mark Frazer, Tommy Wiseau, Bai Ling, Kayden Kross, Cranston Komuro, Melissa Moore, Lexi Belle, Nicole Bailey, Joselito Rescober, Shane Ryan, Mindy Robinson, Lisa London, Kristine DeBell, Joe Estevez, Gerald Okamura, Mel Novak and Laurene Landon.

Synopsis:

It’s 25 years later, and Detective Frank Washington is forced to team up with his long estranged partner Joe Marshall to solve a series of assassinations being committed by a secret group of female vigilante killers.

In cinema you have masterpieces. You have great films. You have mediocre films and sometimes you have terrible films. Now, when it comes to bad films they divide into several categories. You have the Adam Sandler category, which as we all know means that a film is irredeemably bad (with occasional anomalies that come with the shifting of tides or blue moons, like The Wedding Singer »

- Amie Cranswick

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First Trailer Flies in for Star Warfare Rangers and the Cyborg Witch of Endor

9 November 2015 3:20 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

At the end of last month we got the first word on Albert Pyun’s upcoming Star Warfare Rangers and the Cyborg Witch of Endor, and now a new trailer for the film has arrived along with an expanded synopsis. The… Continue Reading →

The post First Trailer Flies in for Star Warfare Rangers and the Cyborg Witch of Endor appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Debi Moore

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‘Cyborg’ is as well an oiled machine as cheap, B-movies get

31 March 2015 9:15 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cyborg

Written by Kitty Chalmers and Daniel Hubbard-Smith

Directed by Albert Pyun

U.S.A., 1989

In the future, a dangerous plague wipes out much of humanity, civilization crumbling away with it. Enter the pirates, gangs that reap barbaric pleasure out of rape and pillage. One such faction is led by the Goliath-like figure of Fender (Vincent Klyn), a psychotic individual seeking to intercept a female cyborg, Pearl (Dayle Haddon), traversing the United States to Atlanta and carrying the secret medicinal knowledge that will help the country’s few remaining doctors determine a cure to the deadly virus. Dayle cannot make the journey alone, requiring the help of tracker Gibson (Jean-Claude Van Damme) a man wrestling with his own demons and wanting to settle a score with the nefarious Fender.

Right from the opening minutes it is abundantly clear that the filmmakers wish to ape the general tone and aesthetic »

- Edgar Chaput

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