Latest reviews in Thriller & Mystery »

Who says crime doesn't pay?

Advantages: Enjoyable film, great blu-ray
Disadvantages: None, really, if you like the genre

...This blu-ray is currently £15 on amazon. Probably the most famous British crime of the Sixities, the Great Train Robbery saw a gang of robbers hold up the mail train and steal around £2 million from it – the largest haul from any robbery at the time. Wit ...

hogsflesh 24.09.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Robbery (Blu-ray)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Characters / Performances

Special Effects

How does it compare to ...

Anarchy in the UK

Advantages: Good thriller, decent picture quality
Disadvantages: Poor extras

...The Blu-ray from Network is a mere £10 on amazon at time of writing. Made in 1936, Sabotage was one of the British thrillers that established Alfred Hitchcock as the Master of Suspense, and soon brought Hollywood calling. It’s a slightly odd film compare ...

hogsflesh 16.07.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Sabotage (Blu-Ray)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Characters / Performances

Special Effects

How does it compare to ...

The footprints of a gigantic hound…

Advantages: Very good Blu-ray, good Holmes adaptation
Disadvantages: A few duff moments

...This Arrow Video Blu-ray release is currently £14 on amazon. British studio Hammer Films hit on the formula of remaking old classic horror stories in lurid colour in 1957, with Curse of Frankenstein. They quickly followed it up with versions of Dracula, ...

hogsflesh 08.06.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of The Hound of the Baskervilles (Blu-ray)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Characters / Performances

Special Effects

How does it compare to ...

Silent suspense

Advantages: Excellent restoration, fun movie
Disadvantages: Some of the music is awful

...This Network Blu-ray is £17 on amazon. The high price is likely due to the CDs that are included in the package. The BFI has been screening restorations of Alfred Hitchcock’s extant silent films this year, to celebrate some anniversary or other. The Lodg ...

hogsflesh 02.10.2012 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of The Lodger (Blu-ray)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Characters / Performances

Special Effects

How does it compare to ...

Watson, the needle!

Advantages: Good entertaining adaptation
Disadvantages: Picture quality leaves a little to be desired

...This blu-ray from Studio Canal is a slightly excessive £15 on amazon and in HMV at the moment. Basil Rathbone is probably still the benchmark Sherlock Holmes actor. He played the part in more films than anyone else, and the series that began with this fi ...

hogsflesh 18.07.2016 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1939) (Blu-ray)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Characters / Performances

Special Effects

How does it compare to ...