Johnny Mnemonic – Blu-Ray Review

Johnny Mnemonic is the first of only two feature film adaptations of the work of self-proclaimed cyberpunk writer William Gibson. His most famous novel, Neuromancer, has been in development hell ever since it was published, but elements of it have been used in numerous sci-fi films—most notably The Matrix. Gibson wrote the script for Johnny Mnemonic, but constant studio interference meant … Continue reading Johnny Mnemonic – Blu-Ray Review

Essential Tavernier Boxset – Blu-Ray Review

Bertrand Tavernier was a titan of French filmmaking whose body of work is one of the most diverse in world cinema. He would jump from neo-noir to science fiction to period drama to jazz, and of course contributing to the long history of the "French sad girl film" and even doing extensive work in documentary … Continue reading Essential Tavernier Boxset – Blu-Ray Review

Twisting the Knife: Four Films by Claude Chabrol – Blu-Ray Review

Claude Chabrol was a hack, but a knowing hack—he was the most prolific of all the major French New Wave directors, making an average of at least one feature film every year from 1958 to 2010. The first year he didn't make a film was 1979, and Chabrol only missed a handful of years from … Continue reading Twisting the Knife: Four Films by Claude Chabrol – Blu-Ray Review

The Scare Film Archives Vol.1 – Drug Stories – Blu-Ray Review

This release consists of a wonderful collection of anti-drug educational films made from the late '60s into the early '70s, most centred around LSD. The release includes 11 films, plus an edited mix of four of the films that keeps the most amusing bits while editing out some of the shorts’ duller moments. The shorts … Continue reading The Scare Film Archives Vol.1 – Drug Stories – Blu-Ray Review