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Foxy Brown (1974) - Blu-ray Review

Foxy Brown (1974) - Blu-ray ReviewHer name is Foxy Brown. Revenge is what she wants. Blaxploitation icon Pam Grier stars in Jack Hill’s Foxy Brown which delivers on what it promises: more sex and more violence. Written and directed by Hill, the film is definitely a step down from what he did with for  ...

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Coffy (1973) - Blu-ray Review

Coffy - Blu-ray ReviewBefore you start struttin’ around town, wearin’ your high heels, and thinkin’ you’re hot shit, just remember that Coffy did it first. Before Alicia Keys sang about a girl on fire and before Bryce Dallas Howard earned street cred for outrunning dinosaurs in high heels there was  ...

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Maggie - Blu-ray Review

Maggie - Blu-ray ReviewArnold Schwarzenegger. Zombies. I know what you are thinking and, trust me, I went there as well when I first heard about Maggie. Schwarzenegger, sans shirt, throwing zombies off his hulked out frame while screaming something about running to a tank or a chopper or an underground  ...

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Tenatacles/Reptilicus - Blu-ray Review

Tentacles/reptiilicus - blu-ray reviewThose barking mad hounds of horror over at Scream Factory are back at it once again with their latest creature double feature blu-ray release. This time they take the mutations under the water with 1976’s Tentacles and 1962’s Reptilicus. As much as I am a solid sucker  ...

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Robot Jox (1990) - Blu-ray Review

robot Jox - Blu-ray ReviewArming itself with a new interpretation for the popular saying “crash and burn”, Robot Jox continues to garner new fans with each passing year. This post-apocalyptic science fiction film featuring gigantic battling robots for territorial claim is the crème de la crème when it comes to influence  ...

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The Land That Time Forgot (1975) - Blu-ray Review

The Land that Time Forgot - Blu-ray ReviewThe defining moment in Kevin Connor’s The Land That Time Forgot occurs when a Triceratops, after protecting her eggs from a villainously horned Ceratosaurus, is defeated by the real predators: man. Based on a novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Connor’s film has always   ...

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Contamination (1980) - Blu-ray Review

Contamination (1980) - Movie ReviewItalian horror filmmakers have a long and fascinating history of taking a successful Hollywood idea and running with it until at least 10 films, all with different titles, have beaten its singular uniqueness into the ground. I can’t say that I blame them as boobs and gore will always   ...

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Get Hard - Blu-ray Review

Get Hard - Movie ReviewYou’ve probably already heard the bad word of mouth about Get Hard, kiddos. The critics have spoken. Now, you get your say. Oh, it’s a dumb comedy and full of offensive jabs at almost every living thing to be sure BUT I was never expecting Shakespeare or, hell, Laurel   ...

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Spider Baby (1967) - Blu-ray Review

Spider Baby - Movie Review

A classic is reborn! When it comes to cult films, Spider Baby, written and directed by Jack Hill, might just be the best example of the term’s definition. The film is a low-budget classic that nails its horror and its comedic elements like none other. While Hill – the director of Switchblade   ...

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Food of the Gods/Frogs (Double Feature) - Blu-ray Review

Frogs/Food of the Gods (Double Feature) - Blu-ray ReviewThe B-movie. The Creature Feature. The Creepy Crawlies Double Feature. Whatever your name for the horror genre’s offshoot is, Scream Factory – with their twofer release of Food of the Gods and Frogs – is who you’ll want to thank if you are into (like me) these low-grade   ...

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Peter Benchley's Creature (1998) - Blu-ray Review

Peter Benchley's Creature - Blu-ray ReviewBy land AND by sea; that’s the territory of Peter Benchley’s Creature, a miniseries presented on blu-ray in two parts, which was originally broadcast in 1998 on The Hallmark Channel. Did you miss it? You aren’t alone. It certainly didn’t make a ratings killing for yet another undersea ...

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Empire of the Ants/Jaws of Satan (Double Feature) - Blu-ray Review

Empire of the Ants/Jaws of Satan - blu-ray ReviewMutant mayhem strikes doubly hard in Scream Factory’s twofer release of 1977’s Empire of the Ants and Jaws of Satan, originally released in 1981. One flick has mutant ants growing as big as people in it and the other features a morbid python possessed by Satan himself. Both  ...

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Dog Soldiers: Collector's Edition (2002) - Blu-ray Review

Dog Soldiers - Movie ReviewWriter/director Neil Marshall doesn’t always get the respect he so admirably deserves. It seems that Hollywood has put all their eggs in Neill Blomkamp’s basket. Marshall, who has yet to fail my expectations, continues to deliver behind the scenes in Game of Thrones but to   ...

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Sleepaway Camp: Collector’s Edition (1983)

Sleepaway Camp - Blu-ray ReviewWriter/director Robert Hiltzik’s notorious slasherfest has returned to stalk the shelves right in time to celebrate the summer season. No need to pack your overnight bags, though. There’s no coming back from this batshit crazy camping experience. What will be seen can   ...

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Kingsman: The Secret Service - Blu-ray Review

Kingsman: Secret Service - Movie ReviewMatthew Vaughn – the acclaimed director of Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass, and X-Men: First Class - returns to the comic book-minded genre with the wildly irreverent Kingsman: The Secret Service and kicks some serious cinematic ass in doing so.   Loosely based on  ...

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