The Most Dangerous Game (1932) – Blu-Ray Review

The Most Dangerous Game is a rock-solid early horror/thriller from Irving Pichel and Ernest B. Schoedsack. If the name of Schoedsack rings a bell, that’s because he was one of the co-directors of King Kong with Merian C. Cooper, who also served as a associate producer on this film. It may not have been as influential as King Kong, but … Continue reading The Most Dangerous Game (1932) – Blu-Ray Review

The Spine of Night – Blu-Ray Review

The Spine of Night is an animated fantasy film that uses rotoscope, which is sadly a rare technique these days, with just Richard Linklater flying the flag in more recent times. Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King co-directed: King's background is in animation, whilst Gelatt's is in live-action filmmaking. This film owes a great deal to … Continue reading The Spine of Night – Blu-Ray Review

This is Gwar – Blu-Ray Review

This is GWAR is a documentary about the band/art collective known as GWAR. It’s a pretty straightforward history of the group, which formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1984 as essentially a joke. Dave Brockie (“Oderous Urungus”) of hardcore punk band Death Piggy was the instigator, along with Hunter Jackson (“Techno Destructo”). The whole thing was … Continue reading This is Gwar – Blu-Ray Review

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) – Blu-Ray Review

Lon Chaney’s 1923 The Hunchback of Notre Dame is considered one of the two “classic” versions, along with Charles Loughton’s 1939 film. Based on the 1831 Victor Hugo novel, which may or may not be based on the figure of a real hunchback who worked at the famous cathedral, The Hunchback of Notre Dame was … Continue reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) – Blu-Ray Review