In the 90s, whenever Terry Gilliam was interviewed and asked about recent films you should see, his standard answers were Unforgiven and Toto the Hero. I tried to hunt the film down for ages, and first found it in a charity shop. Now it’s available on Blu-Ray, so you, too, can see that it’s a … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Toto the Hero
Perfect Strangers—or Blind Alley, as the title card on this release reads—is a Larry Cohen film made during the absolute wild career that he had during the '70s and '80s. Cohen continued to work on stuff, but by the late '90s he was primarily a screenwriter for hire, including for Phone Booth, although he did direct an … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Perfect Strangers
Split Second is a film with Rutger Hauer, made very much in the wake of Blade Runner, so much so that the screenwriter (Gary Scott Thompson) had actually written the part for Harrison Ford. Hauer plays a very Blade Runner-esque homicide detective in 2008 London. Global warming has flooded all of London (as it will … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Split Second
Three Outlaw Samurai is a ‘60s samurai movie that’s actually an offshoot of a television series that was successful at the time, for which it was an origin story. It’s a pretty basic action-samurai movie but it's Hideo Gosha time as a director. A ronin who is wandering the earth called Sheba runs into a … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Three Outlaw Samurai
Terry Gilliam recently accepted an award remotely from his Highgate house from the Ventotene Film Festival and let slip he was working on an old Stanley Kubrick idea. Gilliam has said the casting was in place and shooting was expected to start in September but with coronavirus that "ruined everything". Speculation included a possible adaptation … Continue reading New Terry Gilliam Project Announced!