Blu-Ray Review – The Dark Half

The Dark Half was set to be George A. Romero's big step into mainstream studio filmmaking, but due to various factors, that wasn't the case. It's based on a deeply personal novel from Stephen King, who Romero had collaborated with previously on Creepshow—they were friends to the day Romero died in 2017. King has never been afraid … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Dark Half

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Blu-Ray Review – Polyester

 Polyester was the turning point in John Waters' career, because it was the first film he made with a real budget, and even a movie star in the guise of Tab Hunter. Waters had already crafted out one of the most unique bodies of work ever created in his previous underground/midnight movies, like Pink Flamingos, Multiple Maniacs, Desperate Living, … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Polyester

Blu-Ray Review – Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the official sequel to the second Hollywood attempt at a Godzilla film, which was really good (unlike the first). That was a big surprise—of course, people who like monster movies had been hoping that there would be a good Godzilla movie out of the US at some point. It starts pretty … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Blu-Ray Review – Oldboy

 Oldboy has now gotten a big re-release by Arrow, including a theatrical re-release, and various Blu-Ray releases. There's a two-disc version that only includes Oldboy, but also a version that includes Sympathy for Mr Vengeance and Lady Vengeance. Both of those have been dubbed as “The Vengeance Trilogy”—though not by director Park Chan-wook really, as … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Oldboy