Here you’ll find reviews/breakdowns of various disc-based releases from the distributors who were generous enough to provide screener copies; and you’ll no doubt notice my unwavering devotion to the aging SD format, DVD.

Ambiguous Terror: The Haunting of Julia (1977) – review

We’re almost at the three-year-anniversary of Imprint Films, which is 2020, reinvigorated the physical media market in Australia. Earlier this month they raised the bar with their release of The Haunting of Julia (aka Full Circle); a sought-after supernatural horror story starring Mia Farrow. After the tragic death of her daughter, an American woman living …

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DVD Review: The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV 1988)

Miniseries haven’t decreased in popularity, but like most television these days, they’re designed for binge-watching. However, Via Vision has recently unearthed a traditional classic two-parter, The Murder of Mary Phagan, available now on DVD for the very first time in Australia. Based on a true story, Leo Frank (Peter Gallagher) a factory manager in Atlanta, …

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Blu-ray Review: Bob Clark Horror Collection

Piecing together Bob Clark’s filmography on DVD and Blu-ray would likely prove an expensive endeavour, especially considering the wave of horror movies made during the filmmaker’s earlier years, but 101 Films in the UK have created the simply named, Bob Clark Horror Collection. Showcasing three titles, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, Deathdream and Black …

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Blu-ray Review: Scary Movie (1991)

Nine years before the Wayans brothers delivered their relentless spoof of late 90s horror, Austin-based filmmaker, Daniel Erickson, made his feature-length directorial debut with what was probably the deliberately unimaginatively titled, Scary Movie. – Available now on Blu-ray from 101 Films in the UK, under their American Genre Film Archive line. Set on Halloween night …

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