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Hammer time

Advantages: Films are well presented
Disadvantages: Not the best set of Hammer films

...This boxset from Indicator is currently £43 in HMV and at amazon. Given that you get four films, that’s pretty good – Indicator normally sell one film for £15. But is it worth it? Good question… Hammer was the most famous British horror filmmaker, whose ...

hogsflesh 13.11.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning (Blu-ray)

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No zombies here, sadly

Advantages: The Crazies is a good film
Disadvantages: The other two are not nearly as worthwhile

...This boxset from Arrow Video is a rather excessive £50 at the moment. George A Romero is generally regarded as the director who gave birth to the modern horror film with Night of the Living Dead, made in 1968. It was gory, it was politically charged, and ...

hogsflesh 20.11.2017 · Read full review
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Review of George Romero Between Night And Dawn (Blu-ray)

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Horror with balls

Advantages: The first film is a classic
Disadvantages: The other four films are most emphatically not classic

...This limited edition boxset from Arrow films is £70 on amazon at time of writing. Phantasm is a venerable horror franchise that never quite made it to the kind of public recognition of Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street, but which has a fairly passion ...

hogsflesh 15.05.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Phantasm 1-5 Collection (Blu-ray)

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Off the beaten track

Advantages: Interesting films, well presented
Disadvantages: Although the films are good, none stands out as absolutely essential

This three-film boxset from Arrow Video is £40 on amazon or HMV. It's described as a 'limited edition', so presumably there will either be a cheaper version at some point, or there will be individual releases of the films. This is a set containing three ...

hogsflesh 11.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of American Horror Project Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)

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Nothing so appalling in the annals of horror

Advantages: An excellent set devoted to a not-so-excellent director
Disadvantages: The films, with one or two exceptions, aren't really very good

This set from Arrow Video – containing 10 Blu-rays and 8 DVDs – is supposedly exclusive to amazon, where it costs around £90 at the moment. It can usually be found on ebay too, for a little more than that. It’s a limited edition, so may one da ...

hogsflesh 03.04.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast (Blu-ray)

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