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.

Blu-ray Review: Rain (1932)

Embittered by the seemingly endless rain, a couple of Creedence’s songs have been getting more plays in my head than Spotify, so I decided to embrace this lingering deluge that has plagued the spring months by watching the pre-code classic, Rain, starring a young Joan Crawford. Generously supplied by VCI Entertainment, who have put together …

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Blu-ray Review: Barfly (1987)

Cannon Films were far from achieving the upper echelon of quality moviemaking in their heyday, but the notorious production company pumped out a few gems, such as Barfly, now available on Blu-ray from the more profitable Imprint Films. Starring former Hollywood rebel, turned Instagram figure, Mickey Rourke, this cinematic night-cap follows the exploits of poet/writer …

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Blu-ray Review: The Black Phone (2021)

Blumhouse’s The Black Phone is a supernatural coming-of-age horror film from Sinister director, Scott Derrickson, reuniting once more with Ethan Hawke. Just two months after it’s run in cinemas, fans can now unpack a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, available through KICKS Australia. Set in North Denver, 1978, 13-year-old Finney (Mason Thames) is snatched off the streets …

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