Hammer Volume Six: Night Shadow – Blu-Ray Review

This is the sixth volume in the ongoing attempt of Indicator to bring loads of Hammer films back to life on Blu-Ray. Shadow of the Cat is in the “killer cat” vein (although Tabitha the cat isn’t the guilty party here). It’s a weird one, because while it’s a Hammer movie, for some reason that … Continue reading Hammer Volume Six: Night Shadow – Blu-Ray Review

The Boys – Season 2 – Blu-Ray Review

The Boys is far and away the best long-form superhero series currently showing on the various streaming platforms or terrestrial television. Ironically, a show inspired by Alan Moore's Watchmen premiered on HBO, but despite being based on its own comic book series, The Boys is actually far closer in tone to the Watchmen comic book than Watchmen. The problem with Watchmen is that it … Continue reading The Boys – Season 2 – Blu-Ray Review

Irezumi – Blu-Ray Review

Irezumi, which is Japanese for tattoo, is based on a story by Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, one of the premiere Japanese authors of the first half of the 20th century. Although it was his first story to gain attention, Jun'ichiro’s best known work is Sasameyuki better known as The Makioka Sisters in the West and also adapted into a film. Yasuzō Masumura directed Irezumi. Masumura is one of the less well-known directors working in Japanese cinema in the 'late '50s … Continue reading Irezumi – Blu-Ray Review

But I’m a Cheerleader – Blu-Ray Review

But I'm a Cheerleader is most certainly a cult classic in 2021,but it faced a relatively hostile reception when it came out in 1999. Unsurprisingly, it had some fans in the gay media, but outside of Roger Ebert and a few other critics it was generally dismissed as a "John Waters knock-off". The film owes a undeniable influence to Waters, and his long-time collaborator … Continue reading But I’m a Cheerleader – Blu-Ray Review