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The naked and the dead

Advantages: Good music, decent picture quality
Disadvantages: The film is really poor

...This Blu-ray from 88 Films is currently £15 on amazon. Beyond the Darkness is a moderately notorious horror/sleaze/gore movie directed by Joe D’Amato, a man to whom horror, sleaze and gore came easily. Possibly the lowest of the low where Italian exploit ...

hogsflesh 09.03.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Beyond the Darkness (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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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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Pray you're not invited!

Advantages: Fun film, good Blu-ray
Disadvantages: The ending is very silly

This Blu-ray from Indicator is currently £15 on amazon and in HMV. I’m not a huge fan of slasher films, the ubiquitous American low-budget 80s horror subgenre. But some of the earlier slashers, before they became too formulaic and lazy, can be quite enjo ...

hogsflesh 27.03.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Happy Birthday to Me (Blu-ray)

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Edgar Allen Slow

Advantages: The third story is great
Disadvantages: The first two stories are less good

This Arrow Blu-ray is a mere £9 on amazon at the moment. There was a boom in gothic horror movies in the late 50s and early 60s. One of the main strands of this boom was Roger Corman’s series of Edgar Allen Poe movies, most starring Vincent Price. While ...

hogsflesh 17.01.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Spirits Of The Dead (Blu-ray)

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