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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. Itís 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 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 Lucasís 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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I have seen the future, and it is... Art Deco!

Advantages: Very high weirdness value, good cinematography, some eerily accurate predictions of the future
Disadvantages: Maybe TOO weird for some, stilted acting

Starring: Raymond Massey as John Cabal/Oswald Cabal Edward Chapman as Pippa Passworthy/Raymond Passworthy Ralph Richardson as The Boss Margueretta Scott as Roxana/Rowena Cedric Hardwicke as Theotocopulos This is one heck of a WEIRD film - a Sci-Fi film ...

thereddragon 12.08.2006 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Things To Come (DVD)

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Hot stuff

Advantages: Well paced entertainment
Disadvantages: Black and white (but that might be an advantage!)

...Edward Judd is a reporter with the usual divorce background (don't they all!) who has to report on the extraordinarily hot summer. Things get hotter and he discovers that the cause is nuclear experiments has thrown the earth off its axis and spinning to ...

wildchild 25.07.2000 ∑ Read full review
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Review of The Day The Earth Caught Fire (DVD)

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The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Advantages: Enjoyable Sci-Fi romp
Disadvantages: None

The Day the Earth Caught Fire Thanks to the United States and the Soviet Union the earths orbit has been catastrophically changed. They simultaneously detonated 'H' bombs and now the Earth is headed straight into the sun. And ...

MaldivesHoliday 11.01.2009 ∑ Read full review
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