Blu-Ray Review – 10 Rillington Place

Rillington Place is currently being shown on the BBC with Tim Roth and Samantha Morton, I haven't seen it yet so can't vouch for its quality. Completely unrelated to that airing Powerhouse Films has released the classic 1971 version of the same story 10 Rillington Place in a UK Blu-Ray debut. It stars two of the finest … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – 10 Rillington Place

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Blu-Ray Review – Assault on Precinct 13

Dark Star may have been Carpenter's debut feature film as a director but it was equally Dan O'Bannon's film. Assault on Precinct 13 however is the film which made people at least in Europe take notice of John Carpenter who remains the arguably the key genre filmmaker of the late '70s and '80s. Carpenter merged his love of … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Assault on Precinct 13

Blu-Ray Review – The Hired Hand

Peter Fonda had just starred in and co-wrote Easy Rider which captured the counterculture zeitgeist but also was an enormous box-office hit worldwide. Fonda had the itching to direct and his directorial debut The Hired Hand one of the many films Universal Pictures bankrolled for young directors. Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie and Monte Hellman's Two-Lane … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Hired Hand