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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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Bored of the flies

Advantages: Film looks good, decent Blu-ray package
Disadvantages: Film is overlong and messy

This Blu-ray boxset from Arrow is currently £45 on amazon – it might have gone out of print. Dario Argento is revered among certain horror fans, many of whom believe he represents the genre’s artistic high watermark. I understand why people feel th ...

hogsflesh 26.06.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Phenomena (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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It's Hammer Time!!

Advantages: 21 films, good extras, nicely presented
Disadvantages: Weak hinge on box, some poor films amongst the set

...I buy quite a lot of DVDs and as my latest love is watching old horror movies, buying The Hammer Collection was an easy decision to make. After all, 21 films for £33 seemed great value to me. The individual Hammer films tend to sell for about £4 each, s ...

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Review of The Hammer Collection (Box Set) (DVD)

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