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DVD TV SERIES REVIEW: ARNE DAHL: SEASON 2 (2015)

Arne Dahl S2The ever-growing popularity of Swedish Crime Fiction for me began with Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, which I was fortunate enough to read first, then watch the trilogy of Swedish films starring Noomi Rapace and Mikael Nyqvist. The 1st film in the Millennium Series was intended for a theatrical release and the following films devised as television films, and seeing as how the format of length and 2-part stories were set up for ARNE DAHL in seasons 1 and 2, this Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: MEMORIES OF THE SWORD (2015)

MOTS 1Director PARK Heung-sik’s latest epic historical period piece, MEMORIES OF THE SWORD, was huge on every scale, including a somewhat confusing plot. The Korean screenwriter and director who has won his share of awards for making solid films, brings Asian cinema viewers a film Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: AXE/KIDNAPPED COED/BLOODY BROTHERS

FF1SEVERIN FILMS, definitely my favorite distributor for cool/obscure cult horror films and notorious for loading up on extra features (including co-owner David Gregory’s directed top-notch documentary productions) just released an incredible double…well, actually make that a triple-feature blu-ray of director Frederick R. Friedel’s Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: FORBIDDEN ZONE (1980)

MVD7274BRFORBIDDEN ZONE is the definition of a cult classic, inside and out, as it was about as underground a film as one can get, with its cast and those involved with the project. The truly sad thing about this film which was made in 1980 is that I had never Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959)

Bucket of BloodNot really being a big fan of my horror mixed with comedy (or comedy really in general), the black comedy horror film A BUCKET OF BLOOD is a film that really is an exception to the norm for me. The story of a dimwitted busboy, Walter Paisley (Dick Miller, GREMLINS ), who after hearing a poet speak during a spoken word at the beatnik cafe he works at decides to go home and sculpt his own masterpiece. While attempting to Read the rest of this page »

BLU-RAY REVIEW: THE BAT (1959)

THE BAT coverCrane Wilbur’s 1959 THE BAT is well-crafted, intriguing, mystery-thriller about a large country estate, The Oaks, that gets rented out to a popular mystery author, Cornelia Van Gorder (Agnes Moorehead, POLLYANNA) whom gets terrorized by Read the rest of this page »

DVD REVIEW: ROCK ‘N ROLL REVUE & RHYTHM AND BLUES REVUE (1955)

Rock-n-Rhythm-Collectors-Set-3D-Cover-Art-transparentBefore my illustrious non-career as an unpaid writer and “critic” of all sorts of physical and digital media, I was a lowly wage-slave working at a record store that also Read the rest of this page »