Set in what seems to be modern-day Detroit (although the setting is a bit vague), Kin revolves around a 14-year-old Black kid, Elijah (Myles Truitt), who has been adopted by Hal (Dennis Quaid). Hal’s biological son Jimmy (Jack Reynor) has just been paroled, and comes home. Eli goes through abandoned buildings looking for metal to … Continue reading DVD Revew – Kin
This set includes several William Castle films from the early to mid-1960s, a period when he had started to move away from his gimmicks somewhat. However, they often had some sort of gimmicky aspect, and were often horror films (although two of these are not). The set includes Zotz!, 13 Frightened Girls, The Old Dark … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – William Castle at Columbia Volume Two
Orson Welles’s second film was The Magnificent Ambersons (unless you count the silent comedy Too Much Johnson). Noted for having had the most infamous studio cuts in history after a disastrous preview screening in Pomona, California, the film lost around 40 to 60 minutes in the editing room, and some parts were reshot, including the … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Magnificent Ambersons
Rospo Pallenberg is best known for his work with John Boorman, with whom he worked on almost every film from Deliverance onwards. He was often an uncredited or credit script doctor, scriptwriter or editor (often listed as ‘creative associate’), with his three most notable credits as a co-author of Boorman’s attempt to write a script … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Cutting Class
Berserk! was the penultimate film of Joan Crawford’s career, coming right before Trog. It’s all set in a circus that’s touring the UK, including a stop in Leeds (where i'm based). Crawford plays ringmaster Monica Rivers, and there’s a killer on the loose who is targeting the circus, resulting in grisly deaths. It’s interesting, since … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Berserk!