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Advantages: The middle film is great, the blu-rays look as good as they're likely to
Disadvantages: The first and third films aren't Harryhausen's best

...This boxset from Indicator is about £42 at the moment. It’s a limited edition, and there are plans to release the films individually later on. Ray Harryhausen was a legendary creator of special effects. These generally used stop-motion monsters which wer ...

hogsflesh 30.10.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen, Volume One: 1955-1960 (Blu-ray)

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The year after next is looking grim…

Advantages: Enjoyable film, decent blu-ray
Disadvantages: Film is also cheap and silly

This 88 Films Blu-ray only costs about £10 at the moment on amazon and at HMV. Post-apocalypse films were big in the 70s and 80s. The Cold War loomed large, and while 70s films tended to be a bit more bleak and depressing, by the 80s things had lightened ...

hogsflesh 14.08.2017 · Read full review
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Review of 2019: After the Fall of New York (Blu-ray)

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Subterranean stuff

Advantages: Decent enough when it gets going, good picture quality
Disadvantages: Slow to get started, Pat Boone

This Eureka Blu-ray is £15 on amazon and at HMV at time of writing. This is a big-budget (for the day) Jules Verne adaptation, made in the late 50s, after previous Verne movies like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days had made bi ...

hogsflesh 23.10.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Journey To The Center Of The Earth (Blu-ray)

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The stars are clear. The planets shine.

Advantages: Quite amusing in places
Disadvantages: A bumbling mess of a film, a poor blu-ray

This Blu-ray is currently £10 on amazon. There were lots and lots of Star Wars rip-offs released in the late 70s and early 80s, desperately trying to replicate George Lucas’s success on a fraction of the budget and with barely any of the creativity. Flas ...

hogsflesh 02.10.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Starcrash (Blu-ray)

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Some things never change

Advantages: Fun and exciting movie
Disadvantages: Unambitious film, if that matters. Poor extras.

This blu-ray is about £15. It comes with either a white or a black slipcase or without a slipcase at all, all for the same price. The slipcases are unimpressive. I daresay there are also more lavishly packaged special editions. I went for a black slipcase ...

hogsflesh 09.05.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray)

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