FROM NOON TILL THREE: Twilight Time Blu-ray Review
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FROM NOON TILL THREE: Twilight Time Blu-ray Review

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, one of the all-time great westerns, is thematically summed up in its famous line: “When the legend becomes fact……

Two Cents Rings in the New Year with GHOSTBUSTERS II
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Two Cents Rings in the New Year with GHOSTBUSTERS II

  Happy New Year! Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief! This terrible freaking year is over, and we’re celebrating by watching the movie that…

New On Blu: BEN-HUR (2016) Isn’t the 1959 Version, and Doesn’t Set Out To Be
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New On Blu: BEN-HUR (2016) Isn’t the 1959 Version, and Doesn’t Set Out To Be

  Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace’s sprawling 8-part novel first published in 1880, is an epic. Ben-Hur, the spectacular – and notorious – 1925 silent film with…

The Archivist #53: More Mystery from Hitch and Marlowe [SUSPICION, MURDER MY SWEET]
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The Archivist #53: More Mystery from Hitch and Marlowe [SUSPICION, MURDER MY SWEET]

  I’ve had the opportunity to highlight some terrific Blu-ray releases for prior editions of The Archivist, and in today’s selections I’ll be doing a…

Arrow Heads Vol. 29: C.H.U.D. (1984) Emerges Onto Blu-ray
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Arrow Heads Vol. 29: C.H.U.D. (1984) Emerges Onto Blu-ray

  I’ve always been fascinated with New York’s massive labyrinthine subterranean network: Seemingly endless layers of sewers, access tunnels, and subways, some of them over…

Cronenberg’s RABID (1977) Scream Factory Blu-ray Review
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Cronenberg’s RABID (1977) Scream Factory Blu-ray Review

  Rabid comes from what I would call David Cronenberg’s second era of films. After a couple early films and several shorts and TV movies…

SPINEMA – Issue 5: Happy 10th Anniversary to THE FOUNTAIN
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SPINEMA – Issue 5: Happy 10th Anniversary to THE FOUNTAIN

  After a long, hard climb, Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain finally hit theaters on this day in 2006. The film had a troubled history, eventually…

HANNIE CAULDER Returns With A Vengeance on Olive Signature Blu-ray
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HANNIE CAULDER Returns With A Vengeance on Olive Signature Blu-ray

By 1971, Raquel Welch had developed an impressively eclectic filmography, and within that, a solid little niche in westerns with leading roles in Bandolero! (1968)…

Arrow Heads Vol. 27: The Slimy, Slightly Sleazy Slaughter of SLUGS (1988)
Arrow Heads

Arrow Heads Vol. 27: The Slimy, Slightly Sleazy Slaughter of SLUGS (1988)

  Slugs is available now on Blu-ray from Arrow Video. This will be a shorter review than usual for the plain fact that I don’t…

BUBBA HO-TEP: Elvis, JFK, a Mummy, and a… Meditation on Mortality?
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BUBBA HO-TEP: Elvis, JFK, a Mummy, and a… Meditation on Mortality?

“And elderly Elvis and JFK take on a soul-sucking mummy in a nursing home”. Given the elevator pitch version of Bubba Ho-Tep’s plot, one might…