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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

With Hollywood churning out sub-standard remakes it is fitting that Arrow should pick such a prime moment to give Invasion Of The Body Snatchers a much warranted Blu-ray release.  Philip Kauffman – the man who wrote Raiders Of ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Purge

Trying hard to be more than just the sum of its parts, The Purge is a horror that sets out an interesting premise, builds well and then, unfortunately, forgets to scare, shock or thrill. Set in a very near future, crime is at a...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lifeforce

Lifeforce was originally billed as “from the director of Poltergeist“.  That’s only partially true, as it has become legend how little control Tobe “The Texas Chainsaw Massace” Hooper actually had ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Superheroes Must Die

Now is truly the age of the superhero on screen.  Marvel and DC blockbusters may continually dominate the cinema charts but there is certainly always room for movies that attempt to deconstruct the superhero genre.  Think Watch...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Iron Man 3

A glance at any Iron Man 3 poster will reveal the badge of honour that proudly states: “From The Studio That Brought You Avengers Assemble”.  Given that film’s record-breaking box office haul it’s clearly worth shouting about. ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nowhere

If people actually cared about the youth culture of the 1990s then directors like Larry Clark and Gregg Araki would be household names. Instead, they are cruelly under-rated figures whose greatest works dip in and out of print ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Oblivion

Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski knows how to shoot a film that makes your eyes pop.  For his debut feature, TRON: Legacy, he tapped into the nostalgia of an ‘80s cult classic and delivered one of the most staggering visual de...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pi – 15th Anniversary Edition

Darren Aronofsky‘s feature debut Pi certainly hasn’t been dulled by the passage of time. Requiem For A Dream might outgun it for sheer intensity; The Fountain may deal in more sweeping, existential brushstrokes; whi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Daleks Invasion Earth 2150

In 1966 Dalekmania was still in full swing.  The unprecedented popularity of the Daleks had led to merchandising going into hyper drive.  Toys, books, comics, lunchboxes and board games had been produced which all featured the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dr. Who And The Daleks

If you are going to watch Doctor Who And The Daleks then you will need to unlearn everything you know about Doctor Who.  The story is only very loosely based on the TV series of the same name.  It may well share some characters...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Facility

Tapping into most people’s primal fear of hospitals, The Facility shuns the more fanciful horror trappings, and places us in a readily identifiable setting. But if the setting is readily identifiable, the context is somew...